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  1. Policy, institutional and market barriers to the implementation of clean development mechanisms (CDM) in China

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    Zeng, L.; Yan, J.Y. [Lulea University of Technology, Lulea (Sweden). Dept. of Applied Physics & Mechanical Engineering

    2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reviews current Chinese policies and administrative and institutional settings for CDM cooperation, and discusses existing policy, institutional and other barriers in the energy market by drawing on observations and experience from previous initiatives such as Cleaner Production and energy efficiency. Some options to remove these barriers are addressed. In order to make CDM projects feasible, China's government needs to promote awareness, streamline administrative systems, and be more active in budding a competitive edge in the world carbon market.

  2. Carbon offsets, the CDM, and sustainable development

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    for research on post-2012 climate policy at the British Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, and chairsChapter 11 Carbon offsets, the CDM, and sustainable development Diana M. Liverman Diana M. Liverman of the ESSP. Her research has focused on the human dimensions of global environmental change, especially

  3. CDM Sustainable Development Tool | Open Energy Information

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  4. A Reformed CDM including new Mechanisms for

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    energy efficiency under the cdm 127 Anne Arquit Niederberger scaliNg UP mitigatiON sectOr NO-lOse targets Laboratory for Sustainable Energy The Technical University of Denmark Box 49 DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark Tel cooler Poland, global awareness of climate change has accelerated, along with serious concerns about

  5. Abstract This paper is part of a two-year study to investigate the feasibility of initiating a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in an indigenous com-

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    Moore, Tim

    to the reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) while enhancing sustainable development in these host-use/land-cover baseline scenario and examine the role of local participation in assessing land-use change. In Ipeti´, land of using local knowledge in the establishment of baseline data for CDM projects. Our calculations C. Potvin

  6. Abstract This paper is part of a two-year study to investigate the feasibility of initiating a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in an indigenous com-

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    -use/land-cover baseline scenario and examine the role of local participation in assessing land-use change. In Ipeti´, land of using local knowledge in the establishment of baseline data for CDM projects. Our calculations C. Potvin, Panama´, Panama´ T. Moore Department of Geography, McGill University, Montre´al, Canada 123 Mitig Adapt

  7. CD4CDM Developments Romeo Pacudan PhD

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    : Egypt, Morocco SS Africa: Cte d'Ivoire, Mozambique, Uganda #12;1. CD4CDM project background Project. MICOA (Mozambique) 3. DMET (Uganda) 1. TIMS (Egypt) 2. SSE (Morocco) 1. ODL (Bolivia) 2. Cordelim Groups (TWG) Representatives of MoE, MAFF, MIME, MoP, CDC, MPWT Energy TWG Forestry TWG Others (if

  8. Clean development mechanism: Perspectives from developing countries

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    Sari, Agus P.; Meyers, Stephen

    1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper addresses the political acceptability and workability of CDM by and in developing countries. At COP-3 in Kyoto in 1997, the general position among developing countries changed from strong rejection of joint implementation to acceptance of CDM. The outgrowth of CDM from a proposal from Brazil to establish a Clean Development Fund gave developing countries a sense of ownership of the idea. More importantly, establishing support for sustainable development as a main goal for CDM overcame the resistance of many developing countries to accept a carbon trading mechanism. The official acceptance of CDM is not a guarantee of continued acceptance, however. Many developing countries expect CDM to facilitate a substantial transfer of technology and other resources to support economic growth. There is concern that Annex I countries may shift official development assistance into CDM in order to gain carbon credits, and that development priorities could suffer as a result. Some fear that private investments could be skewed toward projects that yield carbon credits. Developing country governments are wary regarding the strong role of the private sector envisioned for CDM. Increasing the awareness and capacity of the private sector in developing countries to initiate and implement CDM projects needs to be a high priority. While private sector partnerships will be the main vehicle for resource transfer in CDM, developing country governments want to play a strong role in overseeing and guiding the process so that it best serves their development goals. Most countries feel that establishment of criteria for sustainable development should be left to individual countries. A key issue is how CDM can best support the strengthening of local capacity to sustain and replicate projects that serve both climate change mitigation and sustainable development objectives.There is support among developing countries for commencing CDM as soon as possible. Since official commencement must await the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, many developing countries support the establishment of an Interim Phase starting in 2000, with possible retroactive crediting once the Protocol enters into force.

  9. The Clean Development Mechanism and Power Sector Reforms in Developing

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    : joint implementation (JI), international emissions trading (IET) and the CDM JI allows developed

  10. Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board CDM EB | Open Energy

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  11. Guizhou Hongfeng Forestry Clean Development Mechanism 65288 CDM 65289

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  12. The road to the successful clean development mechanism : lessons from the past

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    Song, Jaemin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has evolved at a surprising speed since 2003 and is considered to have made positive contributions to the development of greenhouse-gas-reducing projects in developing countries. Taking ...

  13. CDM as a Solution for the Present World Energy Problems (An Overview with Respect to the Building and Construction Sector)

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    Sudarsan, N.; Jayaraj, S.; Sreekanth, K. J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the important responses of Kyoto Protocol towards mitigation of global warming is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which has garnered large emphasis amidst the global carbon market in terms of Certified Emission ...

  14. The Governance of Clean Development Working Paper 016 July 2011

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    Watson, Andrew

    CDMs) as the dominant project pattern in China's CDM market. It intends to reveal the political and economic reasons: additionality; China; Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); foreign direct investment; governance; political Development Working Paper Series Understanding the dominance of unilateral CDM projects in China: origins

  15. Cloud Data Management (CDM) Yunpeng Chai

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    /W performance / Parallelism No/ Simple SQL operations 12 /26 Survey of CDM Cloud Storage: Architecture: Master#12;Cloud Data Management (CDM) Yunpeng Chai 2 /26 Outline Motivation of CDM Survey of CDM IBM SUR Cloud China Mobile National Health Care #12;9 /26 Outline Motivation of CDM Survey of CDM IBM SUR Cloud

  16. Composting projects under the Clean Development Mechanism: Sustainable contribution to mitigate climate change

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    Rogger, Cyrill [Department for Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich, Kreuzplatz 5, 8032 Zurich (Switzerland); Beaurain, Francois [South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., Switzerland, Technoparkstr. 1, 8005 Zurich (Switzerland); Schmidt, Tobias S., E-mail: tobiasschmidt@ethz.ch [Department for Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich, Kreuzplatz 5, 8032 Zurich (Switzerland)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries and at the same time to assist these countries in sustainable development. While composting as a suitable mitigation option in the waste sector can clearly contribute to the former goal there are indications that high rents can also be achieved regarding the latter. In this article composting is compared with other CDM project types inside and outside the waste sector with regards to both project numbers and contribution to sustainable development. It is found that, despite the high number of waste projects, composting is underrepresented and a major reason for this fact is identified. Based on a multi-criteria analysis it is shown that composting has a higher potential for contribution to sustainable development than most other best in class projects. As these contributions can only be assured if certain requirements are followed, eight key obligations are presented.

  17. Sustainable waste management in Africa through CDM projects

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    Couth, R. [CRECHE, Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 (South Africa); Trois, C., E-mail: troisc@ukzn.ac.za [CRECHE, Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 (South Africa)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This is a compendium on GHG reductions via improved waste strategies in Africa. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This note provides a strategic framework for Local Authorities in Africa. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Assists LAs to select Zero Waste scenarios and achieve sustained GHG reduction. - Abstract: Only few Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects (traditionally focussed on landfill gas combustion) have been registered in Africa if compared to similar developing countries. The waste hierarchy adopted by many African countries clearly shows that waste recycling and composting projects are generally the most sustainable. This paper undertakes a sustainability assessment for practical waste treatment and disposal scenarios for Africa and makes recommendations for consideration. The appraisal in this paper demonstrates that mechanical biological treatment of waste becomes more financially attractive if established through the CDM process. Waste will continue to be dumped in Africa with increasing greenhouse gas emissions produced, unless industrialised countries (Annex 1) fund carbon emission reduction schemes through a replacement to the Kyoto Protocol. Such a replacement should calculate all of the direct and indirect carbon emission savings and seek to promote public-private partnerships through a concerted support of the informal sector.

  18. ?CDM cosmology from matter only

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    Herman Telkamp

    2015-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss a matter-only interpretation of {\\Lambda}CDM cosmology, based on conservation of energy and assuming a Machian definition of inertia. {\\Lambda}CDM cosmology can be linked to a Newtonian cosmic potential, subject to a propagating gravitational horizon. In a matter-only universe where total energy is conserved, Machian inertia related to the evolving potential may cause both deceleration and acceleration of recession.

  19. Cold Fronts in CDM clusters

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    Daisuke Nagai; Andrey V. Kravtsov

    2003-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, high-resolution Chandra observations revealed the existence of very sharp features in the X-ray surface brightness and temperature maps of several clusters (Vikhlinin et. al., 2001). These features, called ``cold fronts'', are characterized by an increase in surface brightness by a factor >2 over 10-50 kpc, accompanied by a drop in temperature of a similar magnitude. The existence of such sharp gradients can be used to put interesting constraints on the physics of the intracluster medium (ICM), if their mechanism and longevity are well understood. Here, we present results of a search for cold fronts in high-resolution simulations of galaxy clusters in cold dark matter (CDM) models. We show that sharp gradients with properties similar to those of observed cold fronts naturally arise in cluster mergers when the shocks heat gas surrounding the merging sub-cluster, while its dense core remains relatively cold. The compression induced by supersonic motions and shock heating during the merger enhance the amplitude of gas density and temperature gradients across the front. Our results indicate that cold fronts are non-equilibrium transient phenomena and can be observed for a period of less than a billion years. We show that the velocity and density fields of gas surrounding the cold front can be very irregular which would complicate analyses aiming to put constraints on the physical conditions of the intracluster medium in the vicinity of the front.

  20. Mechanisms in Plant Development

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    Hake, Sarah [USDA ARS Plant Gene Expression Center

    2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This meeting has been held every other year for the past twenty-two years and is the only regularly held meeting focused specifically on plant development. Topics covered included: patterning in developing tissues; short and long distance signaling; differentiation of cell types; the role of epigenetics in development; evolution; growth.

  1. Multi-project baselines for potential clean development mechanism projects in the electricity sector in South Africa

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    Winkler, H.; Spalding-Fecher, R.; Sathaye, J.; Price, L.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    projects in the electricity sector in South Africa. JournalMechanism projects in the electricity sector in South AfricaCDM projects in the electricity sector References UNFCCC,

  2. Multi-project baselines for potential clean development mechanism projects in the electricity sector in South Africa

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    Winkler, H.; Spalding-Fecher, R.; Sathaye, J.; Price, L.

    2002-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to ''prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system'' and promote sustainable development. The Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997 and appears likely to be ratified by 2002 despite the US withdrawing, aims to provide means to achieve this objective. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of three ''flexibility mechanisms'' in the Protocol, the other two being Joint Implementation (JI) and Emissions Trading (ET). These mechanisms allow flexibility for Annex I Parties (industrialized countries) to achieve reductions by extra-territorial as well as domestic activities. The underlying concept is that trade and transfer of credits will allow emissions reductions at least cost. Since the atmosphere is a global, well-mixed system, it does not matter where greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The CDM allows Annex I Parties to meet part of their emissions reductions targets by investing in developing countries. CDM projects must also meet the sustainable development objectives of the developing country. Further criteria are that Parties must participate voluntarily, that emissions reductions are ''real, measurable and long-term'', and that they are additional to those that would have occurred anyway. The last requirement makes it essential to define an accurate baseline. The remaining parts of section 1 outline the theory of baselines, emphasizing the balance needed between environmental integrity and reducing transaction costs. Section 2 develops an approach to multi-project baseline for the South African electricity sector, comparing primarily to near future capacity, but also considering recent plants. Five potential CDM projects are briefly characterized in section 3, and compared to the baseline in section 4. Section 5 concludes with a discussion of options and choices for South Africa regarding electricity sector baselines.

  3. Preliminary assessment of potential CDM early start projects in Brazil

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    Meyers, S.; Sathaye, J.; Lehman, B.; Schumacher, K.; van Vliet, O.; Moreira, J.R.

    2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Brazil/US Aspen Global Forum on Climate Change Policies and Programs has facilitated a dialogue between key Brazil and US public and private sector leaders on the subject of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). With support from the US government, a cooperative effort between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Sao Paulo conducted an assessment of a number of projects put forth by Brazilian sponsors. Initially, we gathered information and conducted a screening assessment for ten projects in the energy sector and six projects in the forestry sector. Some of the projects appeared to offer greater potential to be attractive for CDM, or had better information available. We then conducted a more detailed assessment of 12 of these projects, and two other projects that were submitted after the initial screening. An important goal was to assess the potential impact of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) on the financial performance of projects. With the exception of the two forestry-based fuel displacement projects, the impact of CERs on the internal rate of return (IRR) is fairly small. This is true for both the projects that displace grid electricity and those that displace local (diesel-based) electricity production. The relative effect of CERs is greater for projects whose IRR without CERs is low. CERs have a substantial effect on the IRR of the two short-rotation forestry energy substitution projects. One reason is that the biofuel displaces coke and oil, both of which are carbon-intensive. Another factor is that the product of these projects (charcoal and woodfuel, respectively) is relatively low value, so the revenue from carbon credits has a strong relative impact. CERs also have a substantial effect on the NPV of the carbon sequestration projects. Financial and other barriers pose a challenge for implementation of most of the projects. In most cases, the sponsor lacks sufficient capital, and loans are available only at high interest rate and with substantial guarantee. A few of the projects might go ahead without the benefit of CERs, but most probably would not. Whether the projected revenue from CERs would be sufficient to induce sponsors to proceed with the projects is an important issue that requires further investigation. All of the projects contribute to economic development in Brazil. The forestry projects in particular would create a significant number of rural jobs, and contribute income to rural communities. Some of the carbon sequestration projects would provide environmental benefits with respect to protection of biodiversity and soil.

  4. {\\Lambda}CDM cosmology from matter only

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    Telkamp, Herman

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss a matter-only interpretation of {\\Lambda}CDM cosmology, based on conservation of energy and assuming a Machian definition of inertia. {\\Lambda}CDM cosmology can be linked to a Newtonian cosmic potential, subject to a propagating gravitational horizon. In a matter-only universe where total energy is conserved, Machian inertia related to the evolving potential may cause both deceleration and acceleration of recession.

  5. Mechanisms of brain ventricle development

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    Lowery, Laura Anne

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The brain ventricles are a conserved system of fluid-filled cavities within the brain that form during the earliest stages of brain development. Abnormal brain ventricle development has been correlated with neurodevelopmental ...

  6. Regulation mechanisms in spatial stochastic development models

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    Dmitri Finkelshtein; Yuri Kondratiev

    2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory

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    Pawl, Andrew

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. CDM Technical Consultation of Guizhou | Open Energy Information

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  9. Large Einstein Radii: A Problem for LambdaCDM

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    Tom Broadhurst; Rennan Barkana

    2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Einstein radius of a cluster provides a relatively model-independent measure of the mass density of a cluster within a projected radius of ~ 150 kpc, large enough to be relatively unaffected by gas physics. We show that the observed Einstein radii of four well-studied massive clusters, for which reliable virial masses are measured, lie well beyond the predicted distribution of Einstein radii in the standard LambdaCDM model. Based on large samples of numerically simulated cluster-sized objects with virial masses ~ 1e15 solar, the predicted Einstein radii are only 15-25'', a factor of two below the observed Einstein radii of these four clusters. This is because the predicted mass profile is too shallow to exceed the critical surface density for lensing at a sizable projected radius. After carefully accounting for measurement errors as well as the biases inherent in the selection of clusters and the projection of mass measured by lensing, we find that the theoretical predictions are excluded at a 4-sigma significance. Since most of the free parameters of the LambdaCDM model now rest on firm empirical ground, this discrepancy may point to an additional mechanism that promotes the collapse of clusters at an earlier time thereby enhancing their central mass density.

  10. Shanghai CDM Service Center | Open Energy Information

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  11. Indian National CDM Authority | Open Energy Information

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  12. Primordial Star Forming Regions in a CDM Universe

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    Yu Zhang; Michael L. Norman; Peter Anninos; Tom Abel

    1996-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed a three-dimensional 2-level hierarchical cosmological code with a realistic and robust treatment of multi-species non-equilibrium ionization and radiative cooling processes, and use it to investigate primordial star forming regions that originate from high-\\sigma perturbations in a standard CDM dominated cosmology. We find it is possible to produce gravitationally bound and cooled structures at very high redshift (z ~ 40) with baryonic masses as small as ~1000Ms. The molecular hydrogen formation in these small scale structures follows very well the analytical predictions of Abel (1995) and Tegmark et al. (1996). We also discuss the minimum mass that cosmological structures must have in order to be able to cool and collapse.

  13. Development and Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel...

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    Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel Surrogates for Compression Ignition Engine Applications Development and Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel Surrogates...

  14. Assessing the Additionality of the Clean Development Mechanism

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Glachant3, Anna Schröder4 1 Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change for emission reduction credits. The CDM provides countries committed to climate countries like Canada, New Zealand, Russia, and Japan who have decided

  15. Development of an Information Flow Mechanism for Commissioning

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    Miyata, M.; Yoshida, H.; Yoshida, H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present paper proposes a new information flow mechanism for commissioning and develops tools to make the proposed information flow mechanism feasible. Although many technical tools have been developed in order to reduce the amount of labor...

  16. Emission assessment at the Burj Hammoud inactive municipal landfill: Viability of landfill gas recovery under the clean development mechanism

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    El-Fadel, Mutasem, E-mail: mfadel@aub.edu.lb [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut (Lebanon); Abi-Esber, Layale; Salhab, Samer [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LFG emissions are measured at an abandoned landfill with highly organic waste. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mean headspace and vent emissions are 0.240 and 0.074 l CH{sub 4}/m{sup 2} hr, respectively. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer At sites with high food waste content, LFG generation drops rapidly after site closure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The viability of LFG recovery for CDMs in developing countries is doubtful. - Abstract: This paper examines landfill gas (LFG) emissions at a large inactive waste disposal site to evaluate the viability of investment in LFG recovery through the clean development mechanism (CDM) initiative. For this purpose, field measurements of LFG emissions were conducted and the data were processed by geospatial interpolation to estimate an equivalent site emission rate which was used to calibrate and apply two LFG prediction models to forecast LFG emissions at the site. The mean CH{sub 4} flux values calculated through tessellation, inverse distance weighing and kriging were 0.188 {+-} 0.014, 0.224 {+-} 0.012 and 0.237 {+-} 0.008 l CH{sub 4}/m{sup 2} hr, respectively, compared to an arithmetic mean of 0.24 l/m{sup 2} hr. The flux values are within the reported range for closed landfills (0.06-0.89 l/m{sup 2} hr), and lower than the reported range for active landfills (0.42-2.46 l/m{sup 2} hr). Simulation results matched field measurements for low methane generation potential (L{sub 0}) values in the range of 19.8-102.6 m{sup 3}/ton of waste. LFG generation dropped rapidly to half its peak level only 4 yrs after landfill closure limiting the sustainability of LFG recovery systems in similar contexts and raising into doubt promoted CDM initiatives for similar waste.

  17. The State of the CDM & its Contribution to SD

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    distribution of CDM projects 2012 CER Total in the CDM Pipeline kCERs Population per cap. Latin America 609 23 category Renewables 61% Demand-side EE 5% Supply-side EE 11% Fuel sw itch 3% HFCs, PFCs & N2O reduction 2% Supply-side EE 10% CH4 reduction & Cement & Coal mine/bed 20% Renewables 28% HFCs, PFCs & N2O reduction

  18. $?$CDM coupled to radiation. Dark energy and Universe acceleration

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    Renat R. Abbyazov; Sergey V. Chervon; Volker Mller

    2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently the Chiral Cosmological Model (CCM) coupled to cold dark matter (CDM) has been investigated as $\\sigma$CDM model to study the observed accelerated expansion of the Universe. Dark sector fields (as Dark Energy content) coupled to cosmic dust were considered as the source of Einstein gravity in Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) cosmology. Such model had a beginning at the matter-dominated era. The purposes of our present investigation are two folds: to extend > of the $\\sigma$CDM for earlier times to radiation-dominated era and to take into account variation of the exponential potential via variation of the interaction parameter $\\lambda $. We use Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) procedure to investigate possible values of initial conditions constrained by the measured amount of the dark matter, dark energy and radiation component today. Our analysis includes dark energy contribution to critical density, the ratio of the kinetic and potential energies, deceleration parameter, effective equation of state and evolution of DE equation of state with variation of coupling constant $\\lambda $. A comparison with the $\\Lambda$CDM model was performed. A new feature of the model is the existence of some values of potential coupling constant, leading to a $\\sigma$CDM solution without transit into accelerated expansion epoch.

  19. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical...

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    simulator developed from this project is among the first rigorous fully couple hydro-thermal-mechanical- chemical (THMC) reservoir simulator in public domain. * This...

  20. Can a void mimic the $\\Lambda$ in $\\Lambda$CDM?

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    Sundell, Peter; Vilja, Iiro

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the Lema\\^{i}tre-Tolman-Bondi (LTB) models, whose early time evolution and bang time are homogeneous and the distance - redshift relation and local Hubble parameter are inherited from the $\\Lambda$CDM model. We show that the obtained LTB models and the $\\Lambda$CDM model predict different relative local expansion rates and that the Hubble functions of the models diverge increasingly with redshift. The LTB models show tension between baryon acoustic oscillation and supernova observations and including cosmic microwave background observations only accentuates the better fit of the $\\Lambda$CDM model compared to the LTB model. The result indicates that additional degrees of freedom are needed to explain the observations, for example by renouncing spherical symmetry, homogeneous bang time, or the early time homogeneity assumption.

  1. Statistical Mechanics of Developable Ribbons L. Giomi1,2

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    Mahadevan, L.

    , carbon (graphene) and molybdenum ribbons, etc. A classical theoretical approach to the study for the statistical mechanics of ribbonlike objects based on a classical geometric formulation of developable surfacesStatistical Mechanics of Developable Ribbons L. Giomi1,2 and L. Mahadevan1 1 School of Engineering

  2. Degradation Mechanisms and Development of Protective Coatings...

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    and Development of Protective Coatings for TES and HTF Containment Materials - F13 Q1 Corrosion in Very High-Temperature Molten Salt for Next Generation CSP Systems Direct s-CO2...

  3. Clean Development Mechanism | Open Energy Information

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  4. Ris-R-1380(EN) Wind Power Projects in the CDM

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    Ris-R-1380(EN) Wind Power Projects in the CDM: Methodologies and Tools for Baselines, Carbon, lenders, and CDM host countries involved in wind power projects in the CDM. The report explores that are routinely covered in a standard wind power project assessment. The report tests, compares, and recommends

  5. How do CDM projects contribute to sustainable development?

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    Watson, Andrew

    Research CODESSMAC - Consejo para el Desarrollo Sustentable de la Selva Marqus de Comillas ECCM for Belize RBCMA Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area SEDESOL Secretara de Desarrollo Social Secretara de Energa, Government of Mexico SPR Sociedad de Produccin Rural UCAI Unidad Coordinadora de

  6. 2006 Nature Publishing Group Evidence that mechanisms of fin development

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    Monteiro, Antnia

    that shark median fin development involves the same genetic programs that operate in paired appen- dages 2006 Nature Publishing Group Evidence that mechanisms of fin development evolved in the midline was a major evolutionary innovation for vertebrates, marking the first step towards fin- (and later limb

  7. Can f(T) gravity theories mimic ?CDM cosmic history

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    Setare, M.R.; Mohammadipour, N., E-mail: rezakord@ipm.ir, E-mail: N.Mohammadipour@uok.ac.ir [Department of Science, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently the teleparallel Lagrangian density described by the torsion scalar T has been extended to a function of T. The f(T) modified teleparallel gravity has been proposed as the natural gravitational alternative for dark energy to explain the late time acceleration of the universe. In order to reconstruct the function f(T) by demanding a background ?CDM cosmology we assume that, (i) the background cosmic history provided by the flat ?CDM (the radiation ere with ?{sub eff} = (1/3), matter and de Sitter eras with ?{sub eff} = 0 and ?{sub eff} = ?1, respectively) (ii) the radiation dominate in the radiation era with ?{sub 0r} = 1 and the matter dominate during the matter phases when ?{sub 0m} = 1. We find the cosmological dynamical system which can obey the ?CDM cosmic history. In each era, we find a critical lines that, the radiation dominated and the matter dominated are one points of them in the radiation and matter phases, respectively. Also, we drive the cosmologically viability condition for these models. We investigate the stability condition with respect to the homogeneous scalar perturbations in each era and we obtain the stability conditions for the fixed points in each eras. Finally, we reconstruct the function f(T) which mimics cosmic expansion history.

  8. Reference value developed for mechanical integrity of storage caverns

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    Crotogino, F. [Kavernen Bau- and Betriebs-GmbH, Hannover (Germany)

    1996-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A reference value to verify the mechanical integrity of salt-cavern wells used in hydrocarbon storage has been developed. Salt caverns play important roles in large-scale storage of hydrocarbon gases and liquids. Required for safe and economical operation of these storage caverns is verification of the external mechanical integrity of the access (injection and withdrawal) wells. This study had the following goals: Provision of an overview of current practice; and Development of a reference for external well mechanical-integrity testing with respect to performance, data evaluation, and assessment. The storage cavern operators expected to gain the following: Comparability between method and assessments; Aid in influencing the movement towards standardization by regulators; and A firm technical base for use in litigation between the operator and other parties.

  9. {Lambda}CDM universe in f(R) gravity

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    Dunsby, Peter K. S. [Centre for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701 (South Africa); Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, 7701 Rondebosch, Cape Town (South Africa); South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory 7925, Cape Town (South Africa); Elizalde, Emilio; Saez-Gomez, Diego [Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, ICE (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Facultat Ciencies, Torre C5-Par-2a pl, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain); Goswami, Rituparno [Centre for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701 (South Africa); Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, 7701 Rondebosch, Cape Town (South Africa); Odintsov, Sergei [Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, ICE (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Facultat Ciencies, Torre C5-Par-2a pl, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain); Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Barcelona (Spain)

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Several different explicit reconstructions of f(R) gravity are obtained from the background Friedmann-Laimatre-Robertson-Walker expansion history. It is shown that the only theory whose Lagrangian is a simple function of the Ricci scalar R, that admits an exact {Lambda}CDM expansion history, is standard general relativity with a positive cosmological constant and the only way to obtain this behavior of the scale factor for more general functions of R is to add additional degrees of freedom to the matter sector.

  10. Tool for Selecting CDM Methods & Technologies | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries PvtStratosolarTharaldsonInformation 61TokamachiTonglingTool for Selecting CDM

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup | Open Energy Information HanergyHarneysourceHeartHebei CDM Project

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof EnergyInnovation inOpen Energy Information BurkinaButyl FuelCCCT SolarCDM

  13. A Prcis of Some Recent Developments in Computational Failure Mechanics

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    De Borst, R; Askes, Harm; Gutirrez, Miguel A; Remmers, Joris J C; Wells, G N

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WCCM V Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics July 7-12, 2002, Vienna, Austria Eds.: H.A. Mang, F.G. Rammerstorfer, J. Eberhardsteiner A Precis of Some Recent Developments in Computational Failure Mechanics Rene de Borst*, Harm Askes... transition from a (higher-order) continuum description to a genuine discontinuum in a numerical context. This is ex- tremely powerful, since now the entire failure process, from small-scale yielding or the initiation of voids and micro-cracks up...

  14. Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics: Experiences with the Visual Quantum Mechanics Materials*

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    Larkin, Teresa L.

    Materials* Yan Wang** and Teresa L. Hein American University In this paper we will present our experiences using a portion of the materials developed by the Visual Quantum Mechanics (VQM) project1 as part of our materials were utilized in a new second-tier introductory course for non-science majors at American

  15. The UNEP Project CD4CDM BUNDLING SMALL-SCALE CDM PROJECTS

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    Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development Ris National Laboratory Roskilde, Denmark are the bundlers? 29 5. Business Modelling for the Bundling Organisation 36 5.1 What is a typical bundling costs and low sales realizations deter project developers from offering Carbon Emission Reductions (CER

  16. Implementing CDM projects Guidebook to Host Country Legal Issues

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    University of Denmark, or Baker & McKenzie. This report is intended as a public resource for stakeholders undertaking activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, whether under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism or other market-based instruments for carbon trading. While this guidebook provides

  17. Tilted CDM versus WDM in the Subgalactic Scuffle

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    James S. Bullock

    2001-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the currently favored cold dark matter plus cosmological constant model (LCDM) has proven to be remarkably successful on large scales, on subgalactic scales it faces some potentially fatal difficulties; these include over-producing dwarf satellite galaxies and predicting excessive central densities in dark halos. Among the most natural cosmological solutions to these problems is to replace cold dark matter with a warm species (LWDM). The warm component acts to reduce the small-scale power, resulting in fewer galactic subhalos and lower halo central densities. An alternative model with a mild ``tilt'' in the inflationary power spectrum (TLCDM; n =0.9) similarly reduces the central densities of dark halos, although the substructure abundance remains relatively high. Here I argue that because dwarf galaxy formation should be suppressed in the presence of a strong ionizing background, favored LWDM models will generally under-predict the observed abundance of dwarf galaxies. The satellite count for TLCDM fairs much better, as long as the photoionization effect is taken into account. TLCDM provides a more successful alternative to LWDM on subgalactic scales with the added attraction that it relies on only a minor, natural adjustment to the standard framework of CDM.

  18. STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT OF MECHANICAL 3D STANDARD PARTS LIBRARY

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    Wu Yang-dong; Xie Qing-sheng; Qi Guo-ning; Lu Yu-jun

    technology included variant design, tabular layouts of article characteristics and parametric cad system, the method and key technology to construct parametric mechanical 3D standard parts library was introduced. Engineer could build mechanical standard part through this system automatically and improve the

  19. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical...

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    Systems Project objectives: Develop a general framework for effective flow of water, steam and heat in in porous and fractured geothermal formations. Develop a computational...

  20. CMB low multipole alignments in the $\\mathbf{\\Lambda}$CDM and Dipolar models

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    Polastri, L; Natoli, P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dipolar model \\cite{Gordon:2005ai} has attracted much interest because it may phenomenologically explain the CMB hemispherical power asymmetry found in the WMAP and Planck data. Since such a model explicitly breaks isotropy at large angular scales it is natural to wonder whether it can also explain other CMB directional anomalies. Focusing on the low $\\ell$ alignments and assuming $\\Lambda$CDM, we confirm that the quadrupole/octupole and the dipole/quadrupole/octupole alignments are anomalous with a significance up to $99.9\\%$ C.L., for both WMAP and Planck data. Moreover, we show for the first time that such features are anomalous also in the dipolar model, roughly at the same level as in $\\Lambda$CDM. We conclude that the dipolar model does not provide a better fit to the data than the $\\Lambda$CDM.

  1. Sweet carbon: An analysis of sugar industry carbon market opportunities under the clean development mechanism

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    Jacobson, Arne

    to provide a positive example in a ``new wave'' of clean energy investment that has replaced the earlier of offsets need to be streamlined in order to prevent long registration time lags from chilling clean energy of the ``new wave'' of clean energy projects that have emerged to dominate the CDM market in 20072008 (Wara

  2. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical...

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    Objectives Develop a comprehensive and efficient reservoir simulator for modeling multiphase fluid and heat flow, coupled with effects of rock deformation and chemical reaction,...

  3. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical...

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    Engineering Department (2008-Current) * Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Staff Geological Scientist (1995-2008): One of the developers of the LBNL's...

  4. Thermal and mechanical development of the East African Rift System

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    Ebinger, Cynthia Joan

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The deep basins, uplifted flanks, and volcanoes of the Western and Kenya rift systems have developed along the western and eastern margins of the 1300 km-wide East African plateau. Structural patterns deduced from field, ...

  5. A plausible mechanism for auxin patterning along the developing root

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    S, Audenaert D, Inz D, Bennett MJ, Beeckman T: Auxin-P, Mandel T, Baltensperger K, Bennett M, Traas J, Friml J,development. Cell Kramer EM, Bennett MJ: Auxin transport: a

  6. Galaxy clustering, CMB and supernova data constraints on $\\phi$CDM model with massive neutrinos

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    Chen, Yun

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a scalar field dark energy model (i.e., $\\phi$CDM model) with massive neutrinos, where the scalar field possesses an inverse power-law potential, i.e., $V(\\phi)\\propto {\\phi}^{-\\alpha}$ ($\\alpha>0$). We find that the sum of neutrino masses $\\Sigma m_{\

  7. Paper Number Development of a Hydro-Mechanical Hydraulic Hybrid Drive

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    Li, Perry Y.

    for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power at the University of Minnesota. The hydro-mechanical hybrid is leveraging the intrinsically high power density of the hydraulic energy storage system through optimal enginePaper Number Development of a Hydro-Mechanical Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Train with Independent Wheel

  8. Assessment and preliminary model development of shape memory polymers mechanical counter pressure space suits

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    Wee, Brian (Brian J.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis seeks to assess the viability of a space qualified shape memory polymer (SMP) mechanical counter pressure (MCP) suit. A key development objective identified by the International Space Exploration Coordination ...

  9. Recent developments in single-molecule DNA mechanics Zev Bryant1,2

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    Bryant, Zev

    Recent developments in single-molecule DNA mechanics Zev Bryant1,2 , Florian C Oberstrass1 University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA Corresponding author: Bryant, Zev (zevry@stanford.edu) Current Opinion

  10. Development of cell-laden hydrogels with high mechanical strength for tissue engineering applications

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    Shin, Hyeongho

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of materials with biomimetic mechanical and biological properties is of great interest for regenerative medicine applications. Hydrogels are a promising class of biomaterials due to several advantages, ...

  11. Development of a mechanical counter pressure Bio-Suit System for planetary exploration

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    Sim, Zhe Liang

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) is critical for human spaceflight and particularly for human planetary exploration. The MIT Man Vehicle Laboratory is developing a Bio-Suit EVA System, based on mechanical counterpressure ...

  12. Constraints on the extensions to the base $?$CDM model from BICEP2, Planck and WMAP

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    Cheng Cheng; Qing-Guo Huang; Wen Zhao

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (B2) discovered the relic gravitational waves at $7.0\\sigma$ confidence level. However, the other cosmic microwave background (CMB) data, for example Planck data released in 2013 (P13), prefer a much smaller amplitude of the primordial gravitational waves spectrum if a power-law spectrum of adiabatic scalar perturbations is assumed in the six-parameter $\\Lambda$CDM cosmology. In this paper, we explore whether the $w$CDM model and the running spectral index can relax the tension between B2 and other CMB data. In particular, we find that a positive running of running of spectral index is preferred at $1.7\\sigma$ level from the combination of B2, P13 and WMAP Polarization data.

  13. UNEP Ris Centre Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development

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    UNEP Ris Centre Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development International and Danish research & Poverty Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Energy Sector Reform CDM & Carbon markets Development Development and Energy in Africa analytical activities: Examining energy-development linkages in existing

  14. Distinguishing interacting dark energy from wCDM with CMB, lensing, and baryon acoustic oscillation data

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    Valiviita, Jussi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ the Planck 2013 CMB temperature anisotropy and lensing data, and baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) data to constrain a phenomenological $w$CDM model, where dark matter and dark energy interact. We assume time-dependent equation of state parameter for dark energy, and treat dark matter and dark energy as fluids whose energy-exchange rate is proportional to the dark-matter density. The CMB data alone leave a strong degeneracy between the interaction rate and the physical CDM density parameter today, $\\omega_c$, allowing a large interaction rate $|\\Gamma| \\sim H_0$. However, as has been known for a while, the BAO data break this degeneracy. Moreover, we exploit the CMB lensing potential likelihood, which probes the matter perturbations at redshift $z \\sim 2$ and is very sensitive to the growth of structure, and hence one of the tools for discerning between the $\\Lambda$CDM model and its alternatives. However, we find that in the non-phantom models ($w_{\\mathrm{de}}>-1$), the constraints remain unchange...

  15. Remote Shopping Robot System for Fresh Foods Development of the foods grasping mechanism

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    Remote Shopping Robot System for Fresh Foods Development of the foods grasping mechanism Tetsuo) Abstract-- Our purpose is developing the remote shopping system as a concrete application. A human uses the system to select and buy fresh foods of a supermarket from a remote location via the Internet. We

  16. Remote Shopping Robot System -Development of a hand mechanism for grasping fresh foods in a supermarket

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    supermarkets, in this research, we propose "remote shopping robot system" as a concrete application efficiency. II. REMOTE SHOPPING ROBOT SYSTEM A. Concept In the case of industrial products, objects haveRemote Shopping Robot System -Development of a hand mechanism for grasping fresh foods

  17. Identification of novel regulatory mechanisms controlling heterocyst development in Anabaena Sp. strain PCC 7120

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    Aldea, Maria Ramona

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The regulatory mechanisms that govern heterocyst development in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 have been continuously refined over the last two decades. In this work, we show that three of the sigma factor genes present in the Anabaena sp. strain PCC...

  18. Developing Financial Intermediation Mechanisms for Energy Efficiency Investments in Brazil, China and India

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    1 Developing Financial Intermediation Mechanisms for Energy Efficiency Investments in Brazil, China and India Brazil-China-India Workshop on Energy Efficiency Financing Cross country exchange, outreach and dissemination Juan Zak URC Brazil, May 2004 #12;2 What is URC ? URC is the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy

  19. Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics Spring 2012 Solar Collector Research & Development Phase II

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics Spring 2012 Solar Collector Research, low-maintenance solar collector that can output competitive efficiencies with respect to current solar & Development Phase II Overview Solar Dynamic is a small organization with the hopes of producing an affordable

  20. Mechanisms of CP violation in gauge theory and the recent developments

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    Chang, D. (Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (USA). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy)

    1990-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Various mechanisms of CP violation in gauge theory are reviewed. We discuss the impact of recent developments associated with electric dipole moment(EDM) of neutron (D{sub n}), EDM of quarks(D{sub q}), chromo-EDM of quarks(D{sub q}{sup c}), chromo-EDM of gluon(D{sub G}{sup c}), EDM of electron(D{sub e}), and EDM of W boson(D{sub W}). 89 refs., 31 figs.

  1. Development and Validation of a Reduced Reaction Mechanism for Biodiesel-Fueled Engine Simulations- SAE 2008-01-1378

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    Brakora, Jessica L [ORNL; Ra, Youngchul [ORNL; Reitz, Rolf [University of Wisconsin; McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present study a skeletal chemical reaction mechanism for biodiesel surrogate fuel was developed and validated for multi-dimensional engine combustion simulations. The reduced mechanism was generated from an existing detailed methyl butanoate oxidation mechanism containing 264 species and 1219 reactions. The reduction process included flux analysis, ignition sensitivity analysis, and optimization of reaction rate constants under constant volume conditions. The current reduced mechanism consists of 41 species and 150 reactions and gives predictions in excellent agreement with those of the comprehensive mechanism. In order to validate the mechanism under biodiesel-fueled engine conditions, it was combined with another skeletal mechanism for n-heptane oxidation. This combined reaction mechanism, ERC-Bio, contains 53 species and 156 reactions, which can be used for diesel/biodiesel blend engine simulations. Biodiesel-fueled engine operation was successfully simulated using the ERC-Bio mechanism.

  2. The Formation and Survival of Discs in a Lambda-CDM Universe

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    Cecilia Scannapieco; Simon D. M. White; Volker Springel; Patricia B. Tissera

    2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the formation of galaxies in a Lambda-CDM Universe using high resolution hydrodynamical simulations with a multiphase treatment of gas, cooling and feedback, focusing on the formation of discs. Our simulations follow eight haloes similar in mass to the Milky Way and extracted from a large cosmological simulation without restriction on spin parameter or merger history. This allows us to investigate how the final properties of the simulated galaxies correlate with the formation histories of their haloes. We find that, at z = 0, none of our galaxies contain a disc with more than 20 per cent of its total stellar mass. Four of the eight galaxies nevertheless have well-formed disc components, three have dominant spheroids and very small discs, and one is a spheroidal galaxy with no disc at all. The z = 0 spheroids are made of old stars, while discs are younger and formed from the inside-out. Neither the existence of a disc at z = 0 nor the final disc-to-total mass ratio seems to depend on the spin parameter of the halo. Discs are formed in haloes with spin parameters as low as 0.01 and as high as 0.05; galaxies with little or no disc component span the same range in spin parameter. Except for one of the simulated galaxies, all have significant discs at z > ~2, regardless of their z = 0 morphologies. Major mergers and instabilities which arise when accreting cold gas is misaligned with the stellar disc trigger a transfer of mass from the discs to the spheroids. In some cases, discs are destroyed, while in others, they survive or reform. This suggests that the survival probability of discs depends on the particular formation history of each galaxy. A realistic Lambda-CDM model will clearly require weaker star formation at high redshift and later disc assembly than occurs in our models.

  3. Development of the RIOT Web Service and Information Technologies to Enable Mechanism Reduction for HCCI Simulations

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    Schuchardt, K; Oluwole, O; Pitz, W J; Rahn, L; Green, W H; Leahy, D; Pancerella, C; Sj?berg, M; Dec, J

    2005-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    New approaches are being explored to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborative research of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion processes. In this paper, collaborative sharing of the Range Identification and Optimization Toolkit (RIOT) and related data and models is discussed. RIOT is a developmental approach to reduce the computational of detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms, enabling their use in modeling kinetically controlled combustion applications such as HCCI. These approaches are being developed and piloted as a part of the Collaboratory for Multiscale Chemical Sciences (CMCS) project. The capabilities of the RIOT code are shared through a portlet in the CMCS portal that allows easy specification and processing of RIOT inputs, remote execution of RIOT, tracking of data pedigree, and translation of RIOT outputs to a table view and to a commonly-used mechanism format.

  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering/Material Science and Engineering Spring 2013 Project Name Development of Test Rig to

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering/Material Science and Engineering Spring 2013 Project Name ­ Development of Test Rig to Analyze Composite Materials for Pump Wear Rings Overview Flowserve up. The hardest part of this project was learning SolidWorks, how to incorporate mechanical design

  5. Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics S. B. McKagan,1

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    (PhET) Project, known for its interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, now includes 18 simulations on quantum mechanics designed to improve learning of this difficult subject. OurDeveloping and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics S. B. McKagan,1 K. K

  6. Influences of aspirations and expectations on contest performance at the National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event, 2001-2006

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    Clark, Travis Scott

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to examine how performance expectations influence contest performance at the National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event. The population for this study included all participants ...

  7. Genetically modified halos: towards controlled experiments in $\\Lambda$CDM galaxy formation

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    Roth, Nina; Peiris, Hiranya V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a method to generate `genetically-modified' (GM) initial conditions for high-resolution simulations of galaxy formation in a cosmological context. Building on the Hoffman-Ribak algorithm, we start from a reference simulation with fully random initial conditions, then make controlled changes to specific properties of a single halo (such as its mass and merger history). The algorithm demonstrably makes minimal changes to other properties of the halo and its environment, allowing us to isolate the impact of a given modification. As a significant improvement over previous work, we are able to calculate the abundance of the resulting objects relative to the $\\Lambda$CDM reference cosmology. Our approach can be applied to a wide range of cosmic structures and epochs; here we study two problems as a proof-of-concept. First, we investigate the change in density profile and concentration as the collapse time of three individual halos are varied at fixed final mass, showing good agreement with previous stati...

  8. The $\\bar?CDM$ cosmology: from inflation to dark energy through running $?$

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    Joan Sola; Adria Gomez-Valent

    2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Perhaps the deepest mystery of our accelerating Universe in expansion is the existence of a tiny and rigid cosmological constant, $\\Lambda$. Its size is many orders of magnitude below the expected one in the standard model of particle physics. However, an expanding Universe is not expected to have a static vacuum energy density. We should rather observe a mildly dynamical behavior $\\delta\\Lambda(t)\\sim R\\sim H^2(t)$ with the expansion rate $H$. At the same time, it is natural to think that the huge value of the primeval vacuum energy (presumably connected to some grand unified theory) was responsible for the initial inflationary phase. In the traditional inflaton models such phase is inserted by hand in the early epoch of the cosmic evolution, and it is assumed to match the concordance $\\Lambda$CDM regime during the radiation epoch. Here, instead, we consider a class of dynamical vacuum models which incorporate into a single vacuum structure $\\bar{\\Lambda}(H)$ the rapid stage of inflation, followed by the radiation and cold matter epochs, until achieving our dark energy Universe. The early behavior of the model bares resemblance with Starobinsky's inflation and ptovides a solution to the large entropy problem. It is compatible with the latest cosmological data on Hubble expansion and structure formation, and presents distinctive observational features that can be tested in the near future.

  9. Optimizing Higher-Order Lagrangian Perturbation Theory for Standard CDM and BSI models

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    Arno G. Weiss; Stefan Gottloeber; Thomas Buchert

    1995-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the performance of Lagrangian perturbation theory up to the second order for two scenarios of cosmological large-scale structure formation, SCDM (standard cold dark matter) and BSI (broken scale invariance). The latter model we study as a representative of COBE-normalized CDM models which fit the small-scale power of galaxy surveys. In this context we optimize the performance of the Lagrangian perturbation schemes by smoothing the small-scale fluctuations in the initial data. The results of the so obtained Lagrangian mappings are computed for a set of COBE-normalized SCDM and BSI initial data of different sizes and at different times. We compare these results against those obtained with a numerical PM-code. We find an excellent performance of the optimized Lagrangian schemes down to scales close to the correlation length. This is explained by the counterintuitive fact that nonlinearities in the model can produce more small-scale power, if initially such power is removed. The optimization scheme can be expressed in a way which is independent of the type of fluctuation spectrum and of the size of the simulations.

  10. Mechanisms of hypoxic cell radiosensitization and the development of new sensitizers

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    Stratford, I.J.

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Some of the mechanisms by which drugs can potentiate the radiation response of tumors and cells in culture are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the action of nitroaromatic and heterocyclic compounds as hypoxic cell radiosensitizers, and some potential successors to misonidazole (MISO) are described. These include desmethylmisonidazole and SR 2508, selected because of their low toxicity in experimental systems. Groups of compounds, more efficient sensitizers than would be predicted from electron affinity correlations, have been examined and the use of Ro-03-8799 or RSU 1047 is proposed. Finally, ortho-substituted nitroimidazoles and electron-affinic compounds with alkylating groups are described. The latter group, in particular, holds promise for the development of compounds much superior to MISO.

  11. New developments for modern celestial mechanics. I. General coplanar three-body systems. Application to exoplanets

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    Mardling, Rosemary A

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern applications of celestial mechanics include the study of closely packed systems of exoplanets, circumbinary planetary systems, binary-binary interactions in star clusters, and the dynamics of stars near the galactic centre. While developments have historically been guided by the architecture of the Solar System, the need for more general formulations with as few restrictions on the parameters as possible is obvious. Here we present clear and concise generalisations of two classic expansions of the three-body disturbing function, simplifying considerably their original form and making them accessible to the non-specialist. Governing the interaction between the inner and outer orbits of a hierarchical triple, the disturbing function in its general form is the conduit for energy and angular momentum exchange and as such, governs the secular and resonant evolution of the system and its stability characteristics. Focusing here on coplanar systems, the first expansion is one in the ratio of inner to outer se...

  12. Development of small punch testing technique and its application to evaluation of mechanical properties degradation

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    Kameda, J.

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present paper summarizes a small punch (SP) testing technique developed and its application to mechanical properties characterization. It has been clearly shown on ferritic alloys that the SP test was evaluate the intergranular embrittling potency of segregated solute, such as P, Sn and Sb causing temper embrittlement, and the effects of neutron irradiation and post-irradiation annealing, giving rise to changes in the hardness and intergranular solute segregation, on the fracture properties in terms of the ductile-brittle transition temperature (DBTT). A linear relation of the DBTT determined by the SP test to that by Charpy V-notched tests has been theoretically and experimentally established. In Al alloy substrates coated with amorphous and overlaying ceramics, moreover, the global and local fracture properties were well characterized by the SP test together with acoustic emission techniques.

  13. Development of the RIOT Web Service and Information Technologies to Enable Mechanism Reduction for HCCI Simulations

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    Schuchardt, Karen L.; Oluwole, O.; Pitz, William; Rahn, Larry A.; Green, William H.; Leahy, David; Pancerella, Carmen M.; Sjoberg, Magnus; Dec, J.

    2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    New Approaches are being explored to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborative research of Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion processes. In this paper, collaborative sharing of the Range Identification and Optimization Toolkit (RIOT) and related data and models is discussed. RIOT is a developmental approach to reduce the computational complexity of detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms, enabling their use in modeling kinetically controlled combustion applications such as HCCI. These approaches are being developed and piloted as part of the Collaboratory for Multiscale Chemical Sciences (CMCS) project. The capabilities of the RIOT code are shared through a portlet in the MCS portal that allows easy specification and processing of RIOT inputs, remote execution of RIOT, tracking of data pedigree, and translation of RIOT outputs to a table view and to a commonly-used chemical model format.

  14. Development of a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical model in discontinuous media for carbon sequestration

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    Fang, Yilin; Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Carroll, Kenneth C.; Xu, Zhijie; Yabusaki, Steven B.; Scheibe, Timothy D.; Bonneville, Alain

    2013-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Geomechanical alteration of porous media is generally ignored for most shallow subsurface applications, whereas CO2 injection, migration, and trapping in deep saline aquifers will be controlled by coupled multifluid flow, energy transfer, and geomechanical processes. The accurate assessment of the risks associated with potential leakage of injected CO2 and the design of effective injection systems requires that we represent these coupled processes within numerical simulators. The objectives of this study were to develop a coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical model into a single software, and to examine the coupling of thermal, hydrological, and geomechanical processes for simulation of CO2 injection into the subsurface for carbon sequestration. A numerical model is developed to couple nonisothermal multiphase hydrological and geomechanical processes for prediction of multiple interconnected processes for carbon sequestration in deep saline aquifers. The geomechanics model was based on Rigid Body-Spring Model (RBSM), one of the discrete methods to model discontinuous rock system. Poissons effect that was often ignored by RBSM was considered in the model. The simulation of large-scale and long-term coupled processes in carbon capture and storage projects requires large memory and computational performance. Global Array Toolkit was used to build the model to permit the high performance simulations of the coupled processes. The model was used to simulate a case study with several scenarios to demonstrate the impacts of considering coupled processes and Poissons effect for the prediction of CO2 sequestration.

  15. Falsification of dark energy by fluid mechanics

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    Gibson, Carl H

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of accelerating supernovae dimness, suggesting a remarkable change in the expansion rate of the Universe from a decrease since the big bang to an increase, driven by anti-gravity forces of a mysterious dark energy material comprising 70% of the Universe mass-energy. Fluid mechanical considerations falsify both the accelerating expansion and dark energy concepts. Kinematic viscosity is neglected in current standard models of self-gravitational structure formation, which rely on cold dark matter CDM condensations and clusterings that are also falsified by fluid mechanics. Weakly collisional CDM particles do not condense but diffuse away. Photon viscosity predicts superclustervoid fragmentation early in the plasma epoch and protogalaxies at the end. At the plasma-gas transition, the plasma fragments into Earth-mass gas planets in trillion planet clumps (proto-globular-star-cluster PGCs). The hydrogen planets freeze to form the dark matter of galaxies ...

  16. 2.875 Mechanical Assembly and Its Role in Product Development, Fall 2002

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    Whitney, Daniel E.

    Introduces mechanical and economic models of assemblies and assembly automation on two levels. "Assembly in the small" comprises basic engineering models of rigid and compliant part mating and explains the operation of the ...

  17. Energy Efficiency Investments in Public Facilities - Developing a Pilot Mechanism for Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) in Russia

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    Evans, Meredydd; Roshchanka, Volha; Parker, Steven A.; Baranovskiy, Aleksandr

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : Russian public sector buildings tend to be very inefficient, which creates vast opportunities for savings. This report overviews the latest developments in the Russian legislation related to energy efficiency in the public sector, describes the major challenges the regulations pose, and proposes ways to overcome these challenges. Given Russias limited experience with energy performance contracts (EPCs), a pilot project can help test an implementation mechanism. This paper discusses how EPCs and other mechanisms can help harness energy savings opportunities in Russia in general, and thus, can be applicable to any Russian region.

  18. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) Modeling Capabilities for Enhanced Geothermal Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Project objectives: Develop a general framework for effective flow of water, steam and heat in in porous and fractured geothermal formations. Develop a computational module for handling coupled effects of pressure, temperature, and induced rock deformations. Develop a reliable model of heat transfer and fluid flow in fractured rocks.

  19. Development of a reduced n-heptane oxidation mechanism for HCCI combustion modeling

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    Maroteaux, F.; Noel, L. [University Pierre et Marie Curie, INRIA Rocquencourt, B.P. 105, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex (France)

    2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is one of the alternatives to reduce significantly engine emissions for future regulations. This new alternative combustion process is mainly controlled by chemical kinetics in comparison with the conventional combustion in internal combustion engines. The optimization of the engine over the complete engine operation range requires an accurate analysis of the combustion process under all operating conditions; detailed modeling of the HCCI process is an opportunity to realize the engine optimization at lower cost. The combination of CFD computations with detailed chemistry leads to excessive computation times, and is not achievable with current computer capabilities. In this paper, a reduced chemical model for n-heptane is described, in view of its implementation into a CFD simulation code. In the first part, the reduction process to get to the 61-step mechanism is detailed and then the 26-step mechanism is described; this further reduction is carried out under various conditions that include a range of interest in engine applications. The third part is dedicated to extensive validation work in reference to the original detailed mechanism and two reduced mechanisms published in the literature, focusing on the prediction of ignition delay times under constant as well as variable volume conditions. A good and accurate reproduction of both ignition delay times and heat release can be reached with the 26-step model. (author)

  20. Development of Characterization Tools for Reliability Testing of MicroElectroMechanical System Actuators

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    Allen, James J.; Eaton, William P.; Smith, Norman F.; Tanner, Danelle M.

    1999-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Characterization tools have been developed to study the performance characteristics and reliability of surface micromachined actuators. These tools include (1) the ability to electrically stimulate or stress the actuator, (2) the capability to visually inspect the devices in operation, (3) a method for capturing operational information, and (4) a method to extract performance characteristics from the operational information. Additionally, a novel test structure has been developed to measure electrostatic forces developed by a comb drive actuator.

  1. The Governance of Clean Development Working Paper 004 March 2010

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    Matthews, Adrian

    Development Working Paper Series Wine, fruit and emission reductions: CDM as development strategy in Chile development, particularly in the area of energy. This research programme is funded through the ESRC ClimateTJ E: jon.phillips@uea.ac.uk W: www.clean-development.com For further information on DEV

  2. Development of a Wave Energy -Responsive Self-Actuated Blade Articulation Mechanism for an OWC Turbine

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    Francis A. Di Bella

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Phase I SBIR effort completed the feasibility design, fabrication, and wind tunnel testing of a self-actuated blade articulation mechanism that uses a torsion bar and a lightweight airfoil to affect the articulation of the Wells airfoil. The articulation is affected only by the air stream incident on the airfoil. The self-actuating blade eliminates the complex and costly linkage mechanism that is now needed to perform this function on either a variable pitch Wells-type or Dennis-Auld air turbine. Using the results reported by independent researchers, the projected improvement in the Wells-type turbine efficiency is 20-40%, in addition to an increase in the operating air flow range by 50-100%, therefore enabling a smaller or slower single turbine to be used.

  3. Energy Efficiency Investments in Public Facilities - Developing a Pilot Mechanism for Russia and Chelyabinsk Region

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    Evans, Meredydd; Roshchanka, Volha; Parker, Steven A.; Baranovskiy, Aleksandr

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Russian public sector buildings tend to be very inefficient, which creates vast opportunities for savings. This paper reviews opportunities to implement energy efficiency projects in Russian public buildings, created by new Russian legislation and regulations. Given Russia's limited experience with energy performance contracts (EPCs), a pilot project can help test an implementation mechanism. The authors use Chelyabinsk Region as an example to discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions to financing and implementing an EPC in Russia, navigating through federal requirements and specific local conditions.

  4. The research and design of a low cost, all terrain, mechanically advantageous wheelchair for developed markets

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    Judge, Benjamin Michael

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a case for a paradigm shift in the way mobility technology is approached in the United States. Spawning from the research of developing world wheelchair technology, a conceptual design for a capable ...

  5. Mechanical development of an actuation system for a parabolic solar trough collector

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    Carrillo, Juan Felipe (Carrillo Salazar)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis documents my personal contribution to the development of a hydraulic-based actuation system for a solar trough collector. The goal of this project was to design the actuation system using hydraulic actuators ...

  6. Fracture mechanics models developed for piping reliability assessment in light water reactors: piping reliability project

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    Harris, D.O.; Lim, E.Y.; Dedhia, D.D.; Woo, H.H.; Chou, C.K.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The efforts concentrated on modifications of the stratified Monte Carlo code called PRAISE (Piping Reliability Analysis Including Seismic Events) to make it more widely applicable to probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis of nuclear reactor piping. Pipe failures are considered to occur as the result of crack-like defects introduced during fabrication, that escape detection during inspections. The code modifications allow the following factors in addition to those considered in earlier work to be treated: other materials, failure criteria and subcritical crack growth characteristic; welding residual and vibratory stresses; and longitudinal welds (the original version considered only circumferential welds). The fracture mechanics background for the code modifications is included, and details of the modifications themselves provided. Additionally, an updated version of the PRAISE user's manual is included. The revised code, known as PRAISE-B was then applied to a variety of piping problems, including various size lines subject to stress corrosion cracking and vibratory stresses. Analyses including residual stresses and longitudinal welds were also performed.

  7. Tissue-level Mechanisms Driving Cardiac Progenitor and Extracellular Matrix Movements during Early Vertebrate Heart Development

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    Aleksandrova, Anastasiia

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    for words to convey the full depth of my gratitude. Your incredible scientific talent contributed tremendously to the development of my project. Through your expert guidance, I developed a feel and a deep interest for fields of cell motility and biophysical... who has been a leader in the field and a wet bench experimental embryologist for a number of successful and prolific years of your science career. Things I learnt from you were seminal for my progress, and I hope to use them throughout my research...

  8. Mechanical Research and Development of monocrystalline silicon neutron beam window for CSNS

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    Zhou Liang; Qu Hua-Min

    2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The monocrystalline silicon neutron beam window is one of the key components of neutron spectrometers and thin circular plate.Monocrystalline silicon is a brittle material and its strength is not constant but is consistent with the Weibull distribution. The window is designed not simply through the average strength, but according to the survival rate. Bending deformation is the main form of the window, so dangerous parts of the neutron beam window is stress-linearized to the combination of membrane stress and bending stress. According to the Weibull distribution of bending strength of monocrystalline silicon based on a large number of experimental data, finally the optimized neutron beam window is 1.5mm thick. Its survival rate is 0.9994 and its transmittance is 0.98447; it meets both physical requirements and the mechanical strength.

  9. & Mechanical Engineering

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    Zhou, Chongwu

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

  10. The neuroscience of emotion regulation: Basic mechanisms and their role in development, aging and psychopathology

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    Ochsner, Kevin

    -mail: jas2222@columbia.edu Keywords: emotion; emotion regulation; cognitive control; amygdala; prefrontal control of emotion in healthy adults, updating a core model first proposed in 2002 (Ochsner, Bunge, Gross to examine emotion regulation in the contexts of development, aging, and psychopathology. Cognitive Control

  11. Introduction Debates on the trajectories and mechanisms of regional development have been

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    Wei, Yehua Dennis

    no place on earth has been untouched by globalization, the relations of regions with the global economy intensified in the context of heightened globalization and regional competition (Pike et al, 2006). While regionalism, there is an increasing voice arguing for globalizing regional development (Coe et al, 2004

  12. Mechanizing the Expert Dense Linear Algebra Developer FLAME Working Note #58

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    Batory, Don

    Terrel Jack Poulson Don Batory Robert van de Geijn April 25, 2011 Abstract Sustained high performance enough that entire libraries need to be rewritten. We believe the problem is that a typical library language. We advocate developing libraries of the future as algorithms and fundamental kernels that encode

  13. Development of Comprehensive Detailed and Reduced Reaction Mechanisms for Syngas and Hydrogen Combustion

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    Chih-Jen Sung; Hai Wang; Angela Violi

    2009-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The collaborative research initiative culminated in amassing a substantial combustion database of experimental results for dry and moist mixtures of syngas and hydrogen (SGH), including autoignition times using a rapid compression machine as well as laminar flame speeds using a counterflow twin-flame configuration. These experimental data provided the basis for assessment of the kinetics of SGH combustion at elevated pressures using global uncertainty analysis methods. A review of the fundamental combustion characteristics of H{sub 2}/CO mixtures, with emphasis on ignition and flame propagation at high pressures was also conducted to understand the state of the art in SGH combustion. Investigation of the reaction kinetics of CO+HO{sub 2}{center_dot} {yields} CO{sub 2} + {center_dot}OH and HO{sub 2}+OH {yields} H{sub 2}O+O{sub 2} by ab initio calculations and master equation modeling was further carried out in order to look into the discrepancies between the experimental data and the results predicted by the mechanisms.

  14. Development of a novel technique to assess the vulnerability of micro-mechanical system components to environmentally assisted cracking.

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    Enos, David George; Goods, Steven Howard

    2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) will play an important functional role in future DOE weapon and Homeland Security applications. If these emerging technologies are to be applied successfully, it is imperative that the long-term degradation of the materials of construction be understood. Unlike electrical devices, MEMS devices have a mechanical aspect to their function. Some components (e.g., springs) will be subjected to stresses beyond whatever residual stresses exist from fabrication. These stresses, combined with possible abnormal exposure environments (e.g., humidity, contamination), introduce a vulnerability to environmentally assisted cracking (EAC). EAC is manifested as the nucleation and propagation of a stable crack at mechanical loads/stresses far below what would be expected based solely upon the materials mechanical properties. If not addressed, EAC can lead to sudden, catastrophic failure. Considering the materials of construction and the very small feature size, EAC represents a high-risk environmentally induced degradation mode for MEMS devices. Currently, the lack of applicable characterization techniques is preventing the needed vulnerability assessment. The objective of this work is to address this deficiency by developing techniques to detect and quantify EAC in MEMS materials and structures. Such techniques will allow real-time detection of crack initiation and propagation. The information gained will establish the appropriate combinations of environment (defining packaging requirements), local stress levels, and metallurgical factors (composition, grain size and orientation) that must be achieved to prevent EAC.

  15. Mechanisms of Plastic and Fracture Instabilities for Alloy Development of Fusion Materials. Final Project Report for period July 15, 1998 - July 14, 2003

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    Ghoniem, N. M.

    2003-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The main objective of this research was to develop new computational tools for the simulation and analysis of plasticity and fracture mechanisms of fusion materials, and to assist in planning and assessment of corresponding radiation experiments.

  16. Wind power and Wind power and

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    Wind power and the CDM #12; Wind power and the CDM Emerging practices in developing wind power 2005 Jyoti P. Painuly, Niels-Erik Clausen, Jrgen Fenhann, Sami Kamel and Romeo Pacudan #12; WIND POWER AND THE CDM Emerging practices in developing wind power projects for the Clean Development Mechanism Energy

  17. Gaseous Chemistry and Aerosol Mechanism Developments for Version 3.5.1 of the Online Regional Model, WRF-Chem

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    Archer-Nicholls, Scott; Lowe, Douglas; Utembe, Steve; Allan, James D.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Fast, Jerome D.; Hodnebrog, Oivind; Denier van der Gon, Hugo; McFiggans, Gordon

    2014-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We have made a number of developments in the regional coupled model WRF-Chem, with the aim of making the model more suitable for prediction of atmospheric composition and of interactions between air quality and weather. We have worked on the European domain, with a particular focus on making the model suitable for the study of night time chemistry and oxidation by the nitrate radical in the UK atmosphere. A reduced form of the Common Reactive Intermediates gas-phase chemical mechanism (CRIv2-R5) has been implemented to enable more explicit simulation of VOC degradation. N2O5 heterogeneous chemistry has been added to the existing sectional MOSAIC aerosol module, and coupled to both the CRIv2-R5 and existing CBM-Z gas phase scheme. Modifications have also been made to the sea-spray aerosol emission representation, allowing the inclusion of primary organic material in sea-spray aerosol. Driven by appropriate emissions, wind fields and chemical boundary conditions, implementation of the different developments is illustrated in order to demonstrate the impact that these changes have in the North-West European domain. These developments are now part of the freely available WRF-Chem distribution.

  18. Failure Predictions for VHTR Core Components using a Probabilistic Contiuum Damage Mechanics Model

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    Fok, Alex

    2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The proposed work addresses the key research need for the development of constitutive models and overall failure models for graphite and high temperature structural materials, with the long-term goal being to maximize the design life of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). To this end, the capability of a Continuum Damage Mechanics (CDM) model, which has been used successfully for modeling fracture of virgin graphite, will be extended as a predictive and design tool for the core components of the very high- temperature reactor (VHTR). Specifically, irradiation and environmental effects pertinent to the VHTR will be incorporated into the model to allow fracture of graphite and ceramic components under in-reactor conditions to be modeled explicitly using the finite element method. The model uses a combined stress-based and fracture mechanics-based failure criterion, so it can simulate both the initiation and propagation of cracks. Modern imaging techniques, such as x-ray computed tomography and digital image correlation, will be used during material testing to help define the baseline material damage parameters. Monte Carlo analysis will be performed to address inherent variations in material properties, the aim being to reduce the arbitrariness and uncertainties associated with the current statistical approach. The results can potentially contribute to the current development of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) codes for the design and construction of VHTR core components.

  19. Innovative Stormwater Management in New Development: Planning Case Study1

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    wetlands, and site regional facilities in such a manner that they meet both the City's and private land, the City contracted with WBQ Design and Engineering Inc. to provide engineering services for the Narcoossee & McKee Inc. (CDM) to provide engineering services for the development of the Lake Hart basin MSMP

  20. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

  1. Lunar Rover Solar Panel MountTeam Members: Tian Le, Tudor Boiangiu, Jeremy Chan, James Haensel To develop a mechanized mount for a solar panel to

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    Lunar Rover Solar Panel MountTeam Members: Tian Le, Tudor Boiangiu, Jeremy Chan, James Haensel To develop a mechanized mount for a solar panel to be mounted on a lunar rover. Must be: · capable of orienting panel towards sun · reside on mast extending vertically from rover · capable of unfurling solar

  2. Physical process Mechanical mechanisms

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    Berlin,Technische Universitt

    1 Physical process Generation Mechanical mechanisms F = ma Electric/Magnetic mechanisms F = Bil Fluid dynamic/Hydraulic mechanisms q, p, ij Thermal/Optical #12;2 Source unit

  3. Mechanical characterization of lithium-ion battery micro components for development of homogenized and multilayer material models

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    Miller, Kyle M. (Kyle Mark)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall battery research of the Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory (ICL) at MIT has been focused on understanding the battery's mechanical properties so that individual battery cells and battery packs can be ...

  4. JAVA WEB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM An eight-week comprehensive program covering open-source, lightweight JavaTM enterprise Web

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    Schaefer, Marcus

    JavaTM enterprise Web development using POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects) DePaul University's Java Web, IL 60604-2300 (312)362-6282 ipd.cdm.depaul.edu #12;JAVA WEB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Development impact on the coding of business logic. Spring and Hibernate both allow the programmer to use Plain Old

  5. Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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

  6. Macro/micro-feature development for improved hydrodynamic performance at the mechanical seal interface via laser surface texturing

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    Benedict, Joshua King

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser Manufacturing.Code Developed to Simulate Laser Manufacturing In order tosimulate the actual laser manufacturing process by allowing

  7. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSPECTION PLATFORM AND A SUITE OF SENSORS FOR ASSESSING CORROSION AND MECHANICAL DAMAGE ON UNPIGGABLE TRANSMISSION MAINS

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    George C. Vradis; William Leary

    2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Energy Technology Laboratory of the US Department of Energy (under Award DE-FC26-02NT41645) and the NYSEARCH Committee of the Northeast Gas Association (previous the New York Gas Group), have sponsored research to develop a robotic pipeline inspection system capable of navigation through the typical physical and operational obstacles that make transmission and distribution pipelines unpiggable. The research contractors, Foster-Miller and GE Oil & Gas (PII North America) have performed an engineering study and developed a conceptual design that meets all the requirements for navigating and inspecting unpiggable transmission pipelines. Based on Foster-Miller's previous efforts developing the Pipe Mouse robot, the RoboScan inspection robot (Figure ES-1) meets the navigational and physical challenges of unpiggable pipelines through an innovative modular platform design, segmented MFL inspection modules and improvements to the inter-module coupling design.

  8. Computational mechanics

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    Raboin, P J

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Development of a precise size-controllable pellet injector for the detailed studies of ablation phenamena and mechanism

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    Ichizono, K; Nourgostar, S; Sato, K N; Group, Triam Exp.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From the viewpoint of performance of nuclear fusion plasmas, pellet injection experiments have been actively carried out in many toroidal devices in the sense of controlling density profile, obtaining high density or improved confinement, and diagnostic purposes. In order to have a common measure of pellet ablation, the regression study has been performed as an international cooperation activity, obtaining "IPAD" (International Pellet Ablation Database) >. However, these are an empirical scaling, and the mechanism of pellet ablation still remains to be studied. According to the code calculations based on a typical pellet ablation model (e. g., so-called the neutral gas shielding model), it is understood that the penetration depth into plasma is always quite sensitive to the pellet size. If the pellet size is too large, the pellet passes through the plasma, and if it is too small, it is trapped at the plasma surface. Also, an effective or suitable range of the pellet size for a certain plasma is generally very...

  10. NANO FOUNTAIN PROBE AIDS DEVELOPMENT OF NEW THERAPEUTICS Horacio D. Espinosa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    NANO FOUNTAIN PROBE AIDS DEVELOPMENT OF NEW THERAPEUTICS Horacio D. Espinosa, Department a novel nanoscale fluid delivery probe, called the Nano Fountain Probe, which enables studies to a dispensing tip. The Nano Fountain Probe has proven capable of delivering a variety of functional materials

  11. Development of a precise size-controllable pellet injector for the detailed studies of ablation phenomena and mechanism

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Development of a precise size-controllable pellet injector for the detailed studies of ablation, pellet injection experiments have been actively carried out in many toroidal devices in the sense. In order to have a common measure of pellet ablation, the regression study has been performed

  12. Computational mechanics

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    Goudreau, G.L.

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. LIGHTWEIGHT JAVA WEB DEVELOPMENT An eight-week comprehensive program covering open-source, lightweight, Java enterprise Web

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    Schaefer, Marcus

    -source, lightweight, Java enterprise Web development using POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects) DePaul University. Wabash Avenue, Room 301 Chicago, IL 60604-2300 (312)362-6282 ipd.cdm.depaul.edu #12;LIGHTWEIGHT JAVA WEB and Hibernate both allow the programmer to use Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) to encode data and business logic

  14. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSPECTION PLATFORM AND A SUITE OF SENSORS FOR ASSESSING CORROSION AND MECHANICAL DAMAGE ON UNPIGGABLE TRANSMISSION MAINS

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    George C. Vradis

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This development program is a joint effort among the Northeast Gas Association (formerly New York Gas Group), Foster-Miller, Inc., and the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The DOE's contribution to this project is $572,525 out of a total of $772,525. The present report summarizes the accomplishments of the project during its third three-month period (from April 2003 through June 2003). The project was initiated with delay in February 2003 due to contractual issues that emerged between NGA and Foster-Miller, Inc. The two organizations are working diligently to maintain the program's pace and expect to complete it in time. The efforts of the project focused during this period in finalizing the assessment of the tether technology, which is intended to be used as the means of communication between robot and operator. Results indicate that the tether is a viable option under certain pipeline operating conditions, but not all. Concerns also exist regarding the abrasion resistance of the tether, this issue being the last studied. Substantial work was also conducted on the design of the robotic platform, which has progressed very well. Finally, work on the MFL sensor, able to negotiate all pipeline obstacles (including plug valves), was initiated by PII following the successful completion of the subcontract negotiations between Foster-Miller and PII. The sensor design is at this point the critical path in the project's timetable.

  15. CDM Accreditation Panel CDM AP | Open Energy Information

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  16. Updated Axion CDM energy density

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    Ji-Haeng Huh

    2008-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We update cosmological bound on axion model. The contribution from the anharmonic effect and the newly introduced initial overshoot correction are considered. We present an explicit formula for the axion relic density in terms of the QCD scale Lambda_{QCD}, the current quark masses m_q's and the Peccei-Quinn scale F_a, including firstly introduced 1.85 factor which is from the initial overshoot.

  17. CDM Enviros | Open Energy Information

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  18. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

  19. Mechanical Compression Heat Pumps

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

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Information for the Commercialisation of Renewables in ASEAN (ICRA)

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    .2 CDM Policy 14 5. EU Emissions Trading Scheme 17 6. European Carbon Credits Demand 19 7. Policy) Emissions Trading (ET), ii) Joint Implementation (JI), and iii) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The Clean the launching of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The EU ETS is independent from the Kyoto Protocol

  1. By unravelling some of the mechanisms of lung injury, repair and fibrosis, Professor Bruce D Uhal's collaborative research is opening up the potential development of novel pharmaceutics

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    Liu, Taosheng

    By unravelling some of the mechanisms of lung injury, repair and fibrosis, Professor Bruce D Uhal the biological molecules important to the function of the lungs. I was attracted to physiology because the many in your laboratory? Research in my laboratory has shown that during lung injury, Type II cells begin

  2. Unique Auxin Regulation Mechanism Discovered

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

  3. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Papalambros, Panos

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

  4. In an international collaboration, Drs Thomas Roscoe and Ljerka Kunst are developing powerful genetic approaches to identify the mechanisms involved in regulating oil production in seeds. Their

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    . Their exciting work will lead to the development of new crops for biofuel production As joint project research into biofuels? There are numerous large national and private sector-funded research programmes

  5. The Mechanical Harvesting of Cotton.

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

    1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Microstructural development and mechanical behavior of eutectic bismuth-tin and eutectic indium-tin in response to high temperature deformation

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    Goldstein, J.L.F. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering; [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mechanical behavior and microstructure of eutectic Bi-Sn and In-Sn solders were studied in parallel in order to better understand high temperature deformation of these alloys. Bi-Sn solder joints were made with Cu substrates, and In-Sn joints were made with either Cu or Ni substrates. The as-cast microstructure of Bi-Sn is complex regular, with the two eutectic phases interconnected in complicated patterns. The as-cast microstructure of In-Sn depends on the substrate. In-Sn on Cu has a non-uniform microstructure caused by diffusion of Cu into the solder during sample preparation, with regions of the Sn-rich {gamma} phase imbedded in a matrix of the In-rich {beta} phase. The microstructure of In-Sn on Ni is uniform and lamellar and the two phases are strongly coupled. The solders deform non-uniformly, with deformation concentrating in a band along the length of the sample for Bi-Sn and In-Sn on Cu, though the deformation is more diffuse in In-Sn than in Bi-Sn. Deformation of In-Sn on Ni spreads throughout the width of the joint. The different deformation patterns affect the shape of the stress-strain curves. Stress-strain curves for Bi-Sn and In-Sn on Cu exhibit sharp decays in the engineering stress after reaching a peak. Most of this stress decay is removed for In-Sn on Ni. The creep behavior of In-Sn also depends on the substrate, with the creep deformation controlled by the soft P phase of the eutectic for In-Sn on Cu and controlled by the harder {gamma} phase for In-Sn on Ni. When In-Sn on Ni samples are aged, the microstructure coarsens and changes to an array of {gamma} phase regions in a matrix of the {beta} phase, and the creep behavior changes to resemble that of In-Sn on Cu. The creep behavior of Bi-Sn changes with temperature. Two independent mechanisms operate at lower temperatures, but there is still some question as to whether one or both of these, or a third mechanism, operates at higher temperatures.

  7. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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    chemical oxygen demand CPKO crude palm kernel oil CPO crude palm oil EFB empty fruit bunch EPA U demand CDM clean development mechanism CER Certified Emission Reduction CF counterfactual CIRCLE Capacity

  8. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Li, Teng

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

  9. Novel mechanical mechanisms for the development of undergraduate knowledge

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    Stern, Michael L., S. B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although MIT Students have been taught an enormous amount of theory and design, they are not exposed to simple machine elements and designs from the past. As a result, students often spend time reinventing things when the ...

  10. Senior Mechanical Engineer Company Description

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

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

  11. Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model and Experiments...

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    Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model and Experiments for Optimization of Enhanced Geothermal System Development and Production Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechan...

  12. DOE fundamentals handbook: Mechanical science. Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Degradation Mechanisms and Development of Protective Coatings...

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    APPROACH PROJECT OBJECTIVES KEY RESULTS AND OUTCOMES NEXT MILESTONES 1 Ko, M. et al. Corrosion 2012. Salt Lake City, UT, March 11-15, 2012. 2 Mustafa, A.H. et al.(2012). Journal...

  14. Degradation Mechanisms and Development of Protective Coatings...

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    temperatures under controlled atmospheres. 4 Technical Approach * For molten salt corrosion, electrochemical techniques are employed to understand and control the hot corrosion...

  15. Wind Power and the Clean Development Mechanism

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    : Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam · Latin America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala · Middle East and North Africa Projects Baseline Methodologies ACM2 Grid-connected electricity generation for renewable sources (no ­ combination of OM and BM emission factors 21 AM5 Small grid-connected zero-emission renewable electricity

  16. Clean Development Mechanism Pipeline | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, clickInformation SmyrnaNewClay Electric Cooperative,North

  17. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING What is Mechanical

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    , development, and manufacture of gas turbine and other aircraft engines; design and construction of electrical in hydraulic and pumping systems; study of heat flow, ranging from boilers and automotive radiators to heat

  18. Mechanical Design Engineer | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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

  19. Joint Implementation, Clean Develop-ment Mechanism and Tradable Permits

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    the institutionalji-amework forJI it is important to know the incentives and motivations of the dlj$erent groups. The main part of the paper is an analysis of the basic incentives and motivations of the dljj. The following will describe how. Joint Implementation is an environmental economic instrument, which involves

  20. A Primer on CDM Programme of Activities

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    , interpretrations and conclusions expressed in this report are entirely those of the author(s) and should revised by a range of experts from different fields of knowledge and expertise in the carbon market areas, sectors and countries with considerable potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions

  1. Dynamical consequences of CDM merger trees

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    Xavier Hernandez; William H. Lee

    2003-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the context of the standard structure formation scenario, massive present day elliptical galaxies are sometimes thought of as the result of a major merger of spiral systems. Through extensive SPH simulations of merging spirals, we have explored these processes with the aim of quantifying their relaxation times. This is important, as it sets a minimum time interval between the onset of a merger, and the appearance of an elliptical galaxy. We then compare this constraint with predictions of the hierarchical scenario, computed through Press-Schechter merger trees. We find evidence for elliptical systems which appear not to have been formed by a major merger of spirals.

  2. Update of axion CDM energy density

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    Huh, Ji-Haeng [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We update cosmological bound on axion model. The contribution from the anharmonic effect and the newly introduced initial overshoot correction are considered. We present an explicit formula for the axion relic density in terms of the QCD scale {lambda}{sub QCD}, the current quark masses m{sub q}'s and the Peccei-Quinn scale F{sub a}, including firstly introduced 1.85 factor which is from the initial overshoot.

  3. CDM Projects in Colombia | Open Energy Information

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  4. GTZ CDM India | Open Energy Information

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  5. CDM in Charts | Open Energy Information

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  6. China National CDM Board | Open Energy Information

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  7. Chinese CDM Fund | Open Energy Information

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  8. Ningxia CDM Service Center | Open Energy Information

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  9. Micromechanical actuators for insect flight mechanics

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. GHG emission factors developed for the collection, transport and landfilling of municipal waste in South African municipalities

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    Friedrich, Elena, E-mail: Friedriche@ukzn.ac.za [CRECHE Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering, School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban (South Africa); Trois, Cristina [CRECHE Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering, School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban (South Africa)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? An average GHG emission factor for the collection and transport of municipal solid waste in South Africa is calculated. ? A range of GHG emission factors for different types of landfills (including dumps) in South Africa are calculated. ? These factors are compared internationally and their implications for South Africa and developing countries are discussed . ? Areas for new research are highlighted. - Abstract: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission factors are used with increased frequency for the accounting and reporting of GHG from waste management. However, these factors have been calculated for developed countries of the Northern Hemisphere and are lacking for developing countries. This paper shows how such factors have been developed for the collection, transport and landfilling of municipal waste in South Africa. As such it presents a model on how international results and methodology can be adapted and used to calculate country-specific GHG emission factors from waste. For the collection and transport of municipal waste in South Africa, the average diesel consumption is around 5 dm{sup 3} (litres) per tonne of wet waste and the associated GHG emissions are about 15 kg CO{sub 2} equivalents (CO{sub 2} e). Depending on the type of landfill, the GHG emissions from the landfilling of waste have been calculated to range from ?145 to 1016 kg CO{sub 2} e per tonne of wet waste, when taking into account carbon storage, and from 441 to 2532 kg CO{sub 2} e per tonne of wet waste, when carbon storage is left out. The highest emission factor per unit of wet waste is for landfill sites without landfill gas collection and these are the dominant waste disposal facilities in South Africa. However, cash strapped municipalities in Africa and the developing world will not be able to significantly upgrade these sites and reduce their GHG burdens if there is no equivalent replacement of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) resulting from the Kyoto agreement. Other low cost avenues need to be investigated to suit local conditions, in particular landfill covers which enhance methane oxidation.

  11. Engineering Mechanics Annual Report 2001

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    Franssen, Michael

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

  12. Calibration of Cotton Planting Mechanisms.

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

    1936-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. akt-dependent vegf-mediated mechanism: Topics by E-print Network

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    5 & Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Websites Summary: products > Develop nuclear energy standards > Develop control systems for robots and automated machinery control,...

  14. Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop)

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

  15. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

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

  16. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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

  17. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Papalambros, Panos

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

  18. Final Report of a CRADA Between Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Ford Motor Company (CRADA No. PNNL/265): Deactivation Mechanisms of Base Metal/Zeolite Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction Materials, and Development of Zeolite-Based Hydrocarbon Adsorber Materials

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    Gao, Feng; Kwak, Ja Hun; Lee, Jong H.; Tran, Diana N.; Peden, Charles HF; Howden, Ken; Cheng, Yisun; Lupescu, Jason; Cavattaio, Giovanni; Lambert, Christine; McCabe, Robert W.

    2013-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Reducing NOx emissions and particulate matter (PM) are primary concerns for diesel vehicles required to meet current LEV II and future LEV III emission standards which require 90+% NOx conversion. Currently, urea SCR as the NOx reductant and a Catalyzed Diesel Particulate Filter (CDPF) are being used for emission control system components by Ford Motor Company for 2010 and beyond diesel vehicles. Because the use of this technology for vehicle applications is new, the relative lack of experience makes it especially challenging to satisfy durability requirements. Of particular concern is being able to realistically simulate actual field aging of the catalyst systems under laboratory conditions. This is necessary both as a rapid assessment tool for verifying improved performance and certifiability of new catalyst formulations, and to develop a good understanding of deactivation mechanisms that can be used to develop improved catalyst materials. In addition to NOx and PM, the hydrocarbon (HC) emission standards are expected to become much more stringent during the next few years. Meanwhile, the engine-out HC emissions are expected to increase and/or be more difficult to remove. Since HC can be removed only when the catalyst becomes warm enough for its oxidation, three-way catalyst (TWC) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) formulations often contain proprietary zeolite materials to hold the HC produced during the cold start period until the catalyst reaches its operating temperature (e.g., >200C). Unfortunately, much of trapped HC tends to be released before the catalyst reaches the operating temperature. Among materials effective for trapping HC during the catalyst warm-up period, siliceous zeolites are commonly used because of their high surface area and high stability under typical operating conditions. However, there has been little research on the physical properties of these materials related to the adsorption and release of various hydrocarbon species found in the engine exhaust. For these reasons, automakers and engine manufacturers have difficulty improving their catalytic converters for meeting the stringent HC emission standards. In this collaborative program, scientists and engineers in the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and at Ford Motor Company have investigated laboratory- and engine-aged SCR catalysts, containing mainly base metal zeolites. These studies are leading to a better understanding of various aging factors that impact the long-term performance of SCR catalysts and improve the correlation between laboratory and engine aging, saving experimental time and cost. We have also studied materials effective for the temporary storage of HC species during the cold-start period. In particular, we have examined the adsorption and desorption of various HC species produced during the combustion with different fuels (e.g., gasoline, E85, diesel) over potential HC adsorber materials, and measured the kinetic parameters to update Fords HC adsorption model. Since this CRADA has now been completed, in this final report we will provide brief summaries of most of the work carried out on this CRADA over the last several years.

  19. The Governance of Clean Development Working Paper 007 July 2010

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    Matthews, Adrian

    Development Mechanism CERC Central Electricty Regulartory Commission C-WET Centre for Wind Energy Technology

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

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

  1. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

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

  2. Topological mechanisms as classical spinor fields

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    Vincenzo Vitelli; Nitin Upadhyaya; Bryan Gin-ge Chen

    2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Statistical mechanics of Yang-Mills classical mechanics

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

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Logical Control Theory Applied to Mechanical Arms

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    Pankiewicz, Ronald Joseph

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

  5. Determination of mechanical properties of reservoir rock

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    Barnett, Ashley

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Internal pipe attachment mechanism

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

    1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Graduate School Engineering Mechanics

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    Franssen, Michael

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

  8. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

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

  9. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION

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    Minnesota, University of

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

  10. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

  11. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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

  12. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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

  13. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

  14. Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model And Experiments...

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    Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model And Experiments For Optimization Of Enhanced Geothermal System Development And Production: Evaluation of Stimulation at the...

  15. Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model and Experiments...

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    Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model and Experiments for Optimization of Enhanced Geothermal System Development and Production Eric Sonnenthal (PI) Jonny...

  16. Mechanical Verification of Hypercube Algorithms Eric Gascard, Laurence Pierre

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    Pierre, Laurence

    Mechanical Verification of Hypercube Algorithms Eric Gascard, Laurence Pierre LIM CMI in the development of parallel programs, rather few results have been reported re garding solutions for formally

  17. Mechanical seal assembly

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

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Mechanical seal assembly

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Abel, Steven R; _pharmacy practice, _from R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, _$46,921, _"IPA for Kimberly Adams, Douglas E; _mechanical engineering, _from CACI International Inc, _$93,500, _"Development and Testing of Innovative Health

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    International Inc, _$93,500, _"Development and Testing of Innovative Health Management Tools for Damage Detection, Evaluation, and Repair of the CH-53K Composite Rotor Blades and Structures." _(a Discovery Park University School of Medicine, _$13,962, _"Joint PhD Program for Graduate Support - Henry Chen." Bullock

  20. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

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

  1. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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

  2. australasian ethical investment: Topics by E-print Network

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    market "Traditional" investments in timberland and timber production: TIMOs and timber REIT "Innovative" investments: Flexible mechanisms (CDM, JI, Emmission...

  3. Advanced Mechanical Heat Pump Technologies for Industrial Applications

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    Mills, J. I.; Chappell, R. N.

    , advanced chemical and mechanical heat pump technologies are being developed for industrial application. Determining which technologies are appropriate for particular industrial applications and then developing those technologies is a stepped process which...

  4. Incentive Games and Mechanisms for Risk Management

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Cosmology with a Decaying Vacuum Energy Parametrization Derived from Quantum Mechanics

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    Szydlowski, Marek; Urbanowski, Krzysztof

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the quantum mechanical treatment of the decay problem one finds that at late times $t$ the survival probability of an unstable state cannot have the form of an exponentially decreasing function of time $t$ but it has an inverse power-like form. This is a general property of unstable states following from basic principles of quantum theory. The consequence of this property is that in the case of false vacuum states the cosmological constant becomes dependent on time: $\\Lambda - \\Lambda_{\\text{bare}}\\equiv \\Lambda(t) -\\Lambda_{\\text{bare}} \\sim 1/t^{2}$. We construct the cosmological model with decaying vacuum energy density and matter for solving the cosmological constant problem and the coincidence problem. We show the equivalence of the proposed decaying false vacuum cosmology with the $\\Lambda(t)$ cosmologies (the $\\Lambda(t)$CDM models). The cosmological implications of the model of decaying vacuum energy (dark energy) are discussed. We constrain the parameters of the model with decaying vacuum usin...

  6. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study

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    Thomas, Andrew

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

  7. Yale University Mechanical Engineering

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    Dollar, Aaron M.

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

  8. Respiratory Mechanisms of Support

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    Kay, Mark A.

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

  9. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

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

  10. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

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

  11. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

  12. periodica polytechnica Mechanical Engineering

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    Gubicza, Jen

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

  13. Mechanical code comparator

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. 07SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Dimitrova, Vania

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

  15. Electronic door locking mechanism

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

    1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Mechanism of Gravity Impulse

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    Ning Wu

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Rotary mechanical latch

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

    2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Multidimensional simulation and chemical kinetics development...

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    Developing chemical kinetic mechanisms and applying them to simulating engine combustion processes. deer09aceves.pdf More Documents & Publications Chemical Kinetic Research on...

  19. Mechanical formalism for tissue dynamics

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

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Development of a Residential Integrated

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    ................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Mechanical Ventilation Systems

  1. Sustainable Development

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    Brierley, Andrew

    160 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development Degree options BSc or MA (Single Honours Degree) Sustainable Development Contributing Schools Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geography & Geosciences in arts subjects as partner subjects within Sustainable Development, then you should apply for the MA

  2. Ultralight, ultrastiff mechanical metamaterials

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    Zheng, Xiaoyu

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

  3. Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)

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

  4. Solar mechanics thermal response capabilities.

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    Dobranich, Dean D.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. New mechanism for lightning initiation

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

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Microsystem product development.

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    Polosky, Marc A.; Garcia, Ernest J.

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last decade the successful design and fabrication of complex MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems), optical circuits and ASICs have been demonstrated. Packaging and integration processes have lagged behind MEMS research but are rapidly maturing. As packaging processes evolve, a new challenge presents itself, microsystem product development. Product development entails the maturation of the design and all the processes needed to successfully produce a product. Elements such as tooling design, fixtures, gages, testers, inspection, work instructions, process planning, etc., are often overlooked as MEMS engineers concentrate on design, fabrication and packaging processes. Thorough, up-front planning of product development efforts is crucial to the success of any project.

  7. Final Report for DOE Grant DE-FG02-03ER25579; Development of High-Order Accurate Interface Tracking Algorithms and Improved Constitutive Models for Problems in Continuum Mechanics with Applications to Jetting

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    Puckett, Elbridge Gerry [U.C. Davis, Department of Mathematics; Miller, Gregory Hale [.C. Davis, Department of Chemical Engineering

    2012-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Much of the work conducted under the auspices of DE-FG02-03ER25579 was characterized by an exceptionally close collaboration with researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). For example, Andy Nonaka, one of Professor Miller's graduate students in the Department of Applied Science at U. C. Davis (UCD) wrote his PhD thesis in an area of interest to researchers in the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group (ANAG), which is a part of the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) at LBNL. Dr. Nonaka collaborated closely with these researchers and subsequently published the results of this collaboration jointly with them, one article in a peer reviewed journal article and one paper in the proceedings of a conference. Dr. Nonaka is now a research scientist in the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE), which is also part of the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) at LBNL. This collaboration with researchers at LBNL also included having one of Professor Puckett's graduate students in the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics (GGAM) at UCD, Sarah Williams, spend the summer working with Dr. Ann Almgren, who is a staff scientist in CCSE. As a result of this visit Sarah decided work on a problem suggested by the head of CCSE, Dr. John Bell, for her PhD thesis. Having finished all of the coursework and examinations required for a PhD, Sarah stayed at LBNL to work on her thesis under the guidance of Dr. Bell. Sarah finished her PhD thesis in June of 2007. Writing a PhD thesis while working at one of the University of California (UC) managed DOE laboratories is long established tradition at UC and Professor Puckett has always encouraged his students to consider doing this. Another one of Professor Puckett's graduate students in the GGAM at UCD, Christopher Algieri, was partially supported with funds from DE-FG02-03ER25579 while he wrote his MS thesis in which he analyzed and extended work originally published by Dr. Phillip Colella, the head of ANAG, and some of his colleagues. Chris Algieri is now employed as a staff member in Dr. Bill Collins' Climate Science Department in the Earth Sciences Division at LBNL working with computational models of climate change. Finally, it should be noted that the work conducted by Professor Puckett and his students Sarah Williams and Chris Algieri and described in this final report for DOE grant # DE-FC02-03ER25579 is closely related to work performed by Professor Puckett and his students under the auspices of Professor Puckett's DOE SciDAC grant DE-FC02-01ER25473 An Algorithmic and Software Framework for Applied Partial Differential Equations: A DOE SciDAC Integrated Software Infrastructure Center (ISIC). Dr. Colella was the lead PI for this SciDAC grant, which was comprised of several research groups from DOE national laboratories and five university PI's from five different universities. In theory Professor Puckett tried to use funds from the SciDAC grant to support work directly involved in implementing algorithms developed by members of his research group at UCD as software that might be of use to Puckett's SciDAC CoPIs. (For example, see the work reported in Section 2.2.2 of this final report.) However, since there is considerable lead time spent developing such algorithms before they are ready to become `software' and research plans and goals change as the research progresses, Professor Puckett supported each member of his research group partially with funds from the SciDAC APDEC ISIC DE-FC02-01ER25473 and partially with funds from this DOE MICS grant DE-FC02-03ER25579. This has necessarily resulted in a significant overlap of project areas that were funded by both grants. In particular, both Sarah Williams and Chris Algieri were supported partially with funds from grant # DE-FG02-03ER25579, for which this is the final report, and in part with funds from Professor Puckett's DOE SciDAC grant # DE-FC02-01ER25473. For example, Sarah Williams received support from DE-FC02- 01ER25473 and DE-FC02-03ER25579, both while at UCD taking cla

  8. Jar mechanism accelerator

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

    1989-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. R. A. Wirtz Mechanical Engineering Department,

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    Wirtz, Richard A.

    89557 A Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage Device, Part 2: Thermal Performance Figures of Merit Two figures of merit for hybrid Thermal Energy Storage (TES) units are developed: the volumetric figure of merit, V be designed for peak power operation. Incorporation of a Thermal Energy Storage TES mechanism into the module

  10. Department of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Seminar Series

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    Professor Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Thermal-fluids and Energy Conversion such as solar energy harvesting and enhanced energy transfer device development. Firstly, a label. Secondly, surface plasmon resonance technology is applied into energy conversion such as solar energy

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

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

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

  12. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

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

  13. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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

  14. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

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

  15. Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

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    Barrash, Warren

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

  16. Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

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

    2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. STUDENT HANDBOOK MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Krstic, Miroslav

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

  18. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

  19. ################### g VM Production Mechanisms

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

  20. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

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

  1. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Reisslein, Martin

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

  2. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

  3. Residential Mechanical Precooling

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    German, A.; Hoeschele, M.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Understanding Mechanisms of Radiological Contamination

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    Rick Demmer; John Drake; Ryan James, PhD

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Assessment of HYGAS mechanical equipment

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

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Sustainable Development

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    Brierley, Andrew

    150 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development MA or BSc (Single Honours Degree) Sustainable Sustainable Development, then you should apply for the MA degree, and students most interested in Science subjects as partner subjects within Sustainable Development should apply for the BSc degree. Subject

  7. Damage mechanisms in PBT-GF30 under thermo-mechanical cyclic loading

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    Schaaf, A., E-mail: alexander.schaaf@de.bosch.com; De Monte, M., E-mail: alexander.schaaf@de.bosch.com; Hoffmann, C., E-mail: alexander.schaaf@de.bosch.com [Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering - Advance Production Technology 1 - Plastics Engineering (CR/APP), Postbox 1131, 71301 Waiblingen (Germany); Vormwald, M., E-mail: vormwald@wm.tu-darmstadt.de [Department of Material Science, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany); Quaresimin, M., E-mail: marino.quaresimin@unipd.it [Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova (Italy)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scope of this paper is the investigation of damage mechanisms at microscopic scale on a short glass fiber reinforced polybutylene terephthalate (PBT-GF30) under thermo-mechanical cyclic loading. In addition the principal mechanisms are verified through micro mechanical FE models. In order to investigate the fatigue behavior of the material both isothermal strain controlled fatigue (ISCF) tests at three different temperatures and thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) tests were conducted on plain and notched specimens, manufactured by injection molding. The goal of the work is to determine the damage mechanisms occurring under TMF conditions and to compare them with the mechanisms occurring under ISCF. For this reason fracture surfaces of TMF and ISCF samples loaded at different temperature levels were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy. Furthermore, specimens that failed under TMF were examined on microsections revealing insight into both crack initiation and crack propagation. The findings of this investigation give valuable information about the main damage mechanisms of PBT-GF30 under TMF loading and serve as basis for the development of a TMF life estimation methodology.

  8. Developing SCBA mechanical stress resistance tests for fire fighting

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    Crouch, K.G.; Abedin, S.

    1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NIOSH have carried out a field study to determine the vibration and impact levels to which self-contained breathing apparatus are subjected in simulated fire-fighting use. The forces that facemask retaining straps experience in simulated fire-fighting use were also measured. Representative cut and puncture hazards were also reproduced under laboratory conditions. Using vibration and impact information from the field study, realistic test methods and performance criteria have also been suggested for the facemask retaining straps against facemask removal forces.

  9. Guide to Clean Development Mechanism Projects Related to Municipal...

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    - Waste to Energy Topics: Implementation, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Guidemanual, Lessons learnedbest practices Website: www.unescap.orgesdenvironment...

  10. Development of Conceptual Framework Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism for India

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    Columbia University

    Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission DMRPS Dynamic Minimum Renewable Purchase Standard EA 2003 Renewable Obligation Certificate RPS Renewable Purchase Specification RPO Renewable Purchase Obligation RPC Regional Power Committee Rs Rupees SERC State Electricity Regulatory Commission SLDC State Load Despatch

  11. Uncertainty in Clean Development Mechanism Baselines: Sources, Ramifications, and Negotiations

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    Bushey, Douglas

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    project. Forexample,ifawindfarmprojectis expectedenergy generation from a wind farm which are, in

  12. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical...

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    presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado. yushuwuthmcmodelingpeer2013.pdf More Documents & Publications Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Me...

  13. Development of an Information Flow Mechanism for Commissioning

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    Miyata, M.; Yoshida, H.; Yoshida, H.

    or invalid Group PointID RecordINDEX Min. Max. Ave. Sum. A1 Oracle ??? ? A2 Microsoft SQLServer ???? A3 SIGMAT-HS DB ??? A4 Microsoft Access ?? A5 Microsoft SQLServer A6 Proprietary database ????? A7 Proprietary database ?? DatabaseBldg. Record time Name... Value (Value 1,?,N) Invalid data flag Key Info. of the value Valid or invalid Group PointID RecordINDEX Min. Max. Ave. Sum. B1 Microsoft SQL Server ?? ???? ? B2 PowerGres ???? ? B3 Microsoft Access ?? ???? B4 Oracle ???? Bldg. Database Record Table 2...

  14. Guide to Clean Development Mechanism Projects Related to Municipal Solid

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI ReferenceJumpEnergy InformationGrupo Urbas(EC-LEDS) ||Waste

  15. Development and Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel Surrogates

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

  16. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC)

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

  17. National Clean Development Mechanism Office India | Open Energy Information

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  18. National Strategy Study on the Clean Development Mechanism in Indonesia |

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  19. Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model,DOE Facility DatabaseMichigan: EnergyKansas:DetroitOpen Energy1987)issues

  20. Testing foundations of quantum mechanics with photons

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    Peter Shadbolt; Jonathan C. F. Matthews; Anthony Laing; Jeremy L. O'Brien

    2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The foundational ideas of quantum mechanics continue to give rise to counterintuitive theories and physical effects that are in conflict with a classical description of Nature. Experiments with light at the single photon level have historically been at the forefront of tests of fundamental quantum theory and new developments in photonics engineering continue to enable new experiments. Here we review recent photonic experiments to test two foundational themes in quantum mechanics: wave-particle duality, central to recent complementarity and delayed-choice experiments; and Bell nonlocality where recent theoretical and technological advances have allowed all controversial loopholes to be separately addressed in different photonics experiments.

  1. Private development of artificial reefs

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    Burns, Arthur Allen

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    an artificial reef would have on the total productivity of coastal fishery resources, (2) the legal consideration associated with the private development of artificial reefs, and (3) the financial feasibility or the reef development. The geographic area... the specific concern of this thesis is the private development of artificial reefs, the conclusion is made that a market economy would be the most efficient mechanism of allocating many common property resources. DEDICATION To my Parents, whose love...

  2. THIN FILM MECHANICS BULGING AND Ph.D Dissertation

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    Huston, Dryver R.

    THIN FILM MECHANICS BULGING AND STRETCHING Ph.D Dissertation Mechanical Engineering University of Vermont Wolfgang Sauter October 2000 #12;ii Abstract Thin films have experienced revolutionary development for the intensive effort in research in materials and processing techniques. Thin film windows are window

  3. Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites**

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    Zok, Frank

    REVIEWS Mechanical Properties of Porous- Matrix Ceramic Composites** By Frank W. Zok* and Carlos G/Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites REVIEWS The porous matrix concept has been developed primarily. Levi 1. Introduction Damage tolerance can be enabled in continuous fiber-rein- forced ceramic

  4. Mechanical Harvesting of Corn.

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

    1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. WINTERTemplate Geochemical mechanisms of

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    Borissova, Daniela

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

  6. Mechanics of collective unfolding

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    M Caruel; J. -M Allain; L Truskinovsky

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Computational Design of Viscoelastic Gels with Tunable Mechanical Energy Dissipation

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    Adityan, Aarthy Kannan

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of engineered materials that exhibit mechanical characteristics similar to biological tissues can enable testing the effect of ballistics and designing of protective equipment. The physical instability of ...

  8. Wireless Network Coding: Analysis, Control Mechanisms, and Incentive Design

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    Hsu, Yu-Pin

    2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    by developing novel network controllers, packet schedulers, and incentive mechanisms that would encourage the clients to collaborate and contribute resources to the information transfer. Our contributions can be broadly divided into three research thrusts: (1...

  9. Instrumentation for multiaxial mechanical testing of inhomogeneous elastic membranes

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    Herrmann, Ariel Marc

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the design, development, and construction of an instrument for biaxial mechanical testing of inhomogeneous elastic membranes. The instrument incorporates an arrangement of linear motion stages for ...

  10. A hybrid parallel framework for computational solid mechanics

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    Fidkowski, Piotr

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel, hybrid parallel C++ framework for computational solid mechanics is developed and presented. The modular and extensible design of this framework allows it to support a wide variety of numerical schemes including ...

  11. Novel mechanisms of endothelial-epithelial interactions underlying cancer metastasis

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    Connor, Yamicia Doyasi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Elucidation of molecular mechanisms underlying metastasis is the final frontier in cancer biology research. Identifying individual pathways in the metastatic cascade could lead to development of metastasis-specific ...

  12. Small Business Assistance Mechanical Testing of Z-Coil Shoe

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    Sandia

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories conducts mechanical testing in 2001 through New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program on shoes developed and patented by Z-Coil Footwear. (SAND2006-2144P)

  13. Mechanics of deformation of carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites

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    Akiskalos, Theodoros, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal is to develop finite element techniques to evaluate the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube enabled composites and gain a thorough understanding of the parameters that affect the properties of the composite, ...

  14. Characterization of Engineered Tissue by Multimodal Optical Imaging and Biaxial Mechanical Testing

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    Bai, Yuqiang

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    To better understand the relationships between mechanical stimuli and cellular responses, we developed a 3D tissue bioreactor coupling to both a biaxial mechanical testing platform and a stage for multimodal microscopy. Fibroblast seeded cruciform...

  15. A Continuum Coupled Moisture-mechanical Constitutive Model for Asphalt Concrete

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    Shakiba, Maryam

    2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    procedure and give insight into the various damage inducing mechanisms in asphalt concrete. In this dissertation, thermo-hygro-mechanical constitutive relationships are developed based on the principle of virtual power and laws of thermodynamics in order...

  16. Why Should I Study Engineering? Georgia Southern offers three engineering disciplines Civil, Electrical and Mechanical.

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    , Electrical and Mechanical. Engineers plan, design, develop, test and analyze infrastructure components (CivilWhy Should I Study Engineering? Georgia Southern offers three engineering disciplines Civil), electronic systems (Electrical), and systems with moving parts (Mechanical) that affect and improve people

  17. Characterization of Engineered Tissue by Multimodal Optical Imaging and Biaxial Mechanical Testing

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    Bai, Yuqiang

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    To better understand the relationships between mechanical stimuli and cellular responses, we developed a 3D tissue bioreactor coupling to both a biaxial mechanical testing platform and a stage for multimodal microscopy. Fibroblast seeded cruciform...

  18. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Report on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 ISCN-GULF Charter Report #12;3 1. FACILITIES with projects of our University's Cell for Sustainable Development; it also presents evidence for steady alike. THIS REPORT This is the second report on sustainable development at the University of Luxembourg

  19. ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS BIO COMPOSITES FOR AVIATION

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

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

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

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    Gelfond, Michael

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

  1. Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) for mechanical engineers

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    Lee, A. P., LLNL

    1996-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    generation highly complex drivetrain systems (such as HEV, PHEV, FCHEV, ..etc) where the interaction variances due to an inclusion of highly cross linked on-board automatic controls. The development of next

  3. DIRECTIONAL DEPENDENCE OF {Lambda}CDM COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETERS

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    Axelsson, M.; Fantaye, Y.; Hansen, F. K.; Eriksen, H. K. [Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1029 Blindern, N-0315 Oslo (Norway); Banday, A. J. [Universite de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, Toulouse (France); Gorski, K. M., E-mail: magnus.axelsson@astro.uio.no, E-mail: y.t.fantaye@astro.uio.no [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 169/327, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2013-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study hemispherical power asymmetry in the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe 9 yr data. We analyze the combined V- and W-band sky maps, after application of the KQ85 mask, and find that the asymmetry is statistically significant at the 3.4{sigma} confidence level for l = 2-600, where the data are signal-dominated, with a preferred asymmetry direction (l, b) = (227, -27). Individual asymmetry axes estimated from six independent multipole ranges are all consistent with this direction. Subsequently, we estimate cosmological parameters on different parts of the sky and show that the parameters A{sub s} , n{sub s} , and {Omega}{sub b} are the most sensitive to this power asymmetry. In particular, for the two opposite hemispheres aligned with the preferred asymmetry axis, we find n{sub s} = 0.959 {+-} 0.022 and n{sub s} = 0.989 {+-} 0.024, respectively.

  4. CDM's role in the promotion of RE, Malaysia

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    cogeneration systems Distributed power plants using EFB Co-firing systems on coal power plants Industrial EFBCo-firing fuel 34.0%Plant efficiency, with biomass 34.5%Plant efficiency, coal alone 10%Biomass inputM set target of 5% RE power (600 MW) by 2005 Signed Kyoto Protocol by September 2002 Institutional

  5. Preliminary assessment of potential CDM early start projects in Brazil

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    Meyers, S.; Sathaye, J.; Lehman, B.; Schumacher, K.; van Vliet, O.; Moreira, J.R.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    consortium, coordinated by EOLICA (the Brazilian Wind Energyengineering firm, and EOLICA itself. Costs and Revenues

  6. Weak interaction processes in nuclei involving neutrinos and CDM candidates

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    Kosmas, T. S.; Tsakstara, V. [Theoretical Physics Section, University of Ioannina, GR 45110 Ioannina (Greece); Divari, P. C. [Department of Physical Sciences, Hellenic Army Academy, Vari 16673, Attica (Greece); Sinatkas, J. [Department of Informatics and Computer Technology, TEI of Western Macedonia, GR-52100 Kastoria (Greece)

    2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we concentrate on the nuclear physics aspects of low-energy neutrinos and in particular on problems related to neutrino detection by terrestrial experiments, neutrino astrophysics and neutrino-nucleus interactions. The detection of low-flux neutrinos, feasible by measuring the energy recoil of the recoiling nucleus with gaseous-detectors having very-low threshold-energy, is carried out in conjunction with direct-detection of cold dark matter events and nonstandard physics searches like the neutrinoless double beta decay.

  7. CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series | Open Energy Information

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  8. Analysis of Technology Transfer in CDM Projects | Open Energy Information

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  9. Beijing Tianqing Power International CDM Consulting | Open Energy

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  10. UNFCCC/UNEP-Risoe CDM Bazaar | Open Energy Information

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  11. Hunan CDM Project Service Centre | Open Energy Information

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  12. Quantum mechanical Carnot engine

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    Bender, C M; Meister, B K

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Quantum mechanical Carnot engine

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

    2000-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Efficiency of stripping mechanisms

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    F. Combes

    2003-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Waikato, University of

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

  16. Mechanical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates using Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics

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    David Hurley; Marat Khafizov; Farhad Farzbod; Eric Burgett

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed understanding between microstructure evolution and mechanical properties is important for designing new high burnup nuclear fuels. In this presentation we discuss the use of picosecond ultrasonics to measure localize changes in mechanical properties of fuel surrogates. We develop measurement techniques that can be applied to investigate heterogeneous elastic properties caused by localize changes in chemistry, grain microstructure caused by recrystallization, and mechanical properties of small samples prepared using focused ion beam sample preparation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties

  17. Fundamental mechanisms of micromachine reliability

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Mechanical Characterization of Rigid Polyurethane Foams.

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    Lu, Wei-Yang

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Foam materials are used to protect sensitive components from impact loading. In order to predict and simulate the foam performance under various loading conditions, a validated foam model is needed and the mechanical properties of foams need to be characterized. Uniaxial compression and tension tests were conducted for different densities of foams under various temperatures and loading rates. Crush stress, tensile strength, and elastic modulus were obtained. A newly developed confined compression experiment provided data for investigating the foam flow direction. A biaxial tension experiment was also developed to explore the damage surface of a rigid polyurethane foam.

  19. Exploiting mechanical biomarkers in microfluidics

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

  20. Mechanical engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

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

  1. Mechanical Engineering "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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

  2. Program Development

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    Atencio, Julian J.

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation covers how to go about developing a human reliability program. In particular, it touches on conceptual thinking, raising awareness in an organization, the actions that go into developing a plan. It emphasizes evaluating all positions, eliminating positions from the pool due to mitigating factors, and keeping the process transparent. It lists components of the process and objectives in process development. It also touches on the role of leadership and the necessity for audit.

  3. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

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

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. PEBBLES Mechanics Simulation Speedup

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    Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Mechanics of Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1999-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. A Computer Generated Reduced Iso-Octane Chemical Kinetic Mechanism Applied to Simulation of HCCI Combustion

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    Aceves, S M; Martinez-Frias, J; Flowers, D; Smith, J R; Dibble, R; Chen, J Y

    2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper shows how a computer can systematically remove non-essential chemical reactions from a large chemical kinetic mechanism. The computer removes the reactions based upon a single solution using a detailed mechanism. The resulting reduced chemical mechanism produces similar numerical predictions significantly faster than predictions that use the detailed mechanism. Specifically, a reduced chemical kinetics mechanism for iso-octane has been derived from a detailed mechanism by eliminating unimportant reaction steps and species. The reduced mechanism has been developed for the specific purpose of fast and accurate prediction of ignition timing in an HCCI engine. The reduced mechanism contains 199 species and 383 reactions, while the detailed mechanism contains 859 species and 3606 reactions. Both mechanisms have been used in numerical simulation of HCCI combustion. The simulations show that the reduced mechanism predicts pressure traces and heat release with good accuracy, similar to the accuracy obtained with the detailed mechanism. As may be expected, emissions of hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide are not as well predicted with the reduced mechanism as with the detailed mechanism, since the reduced mechanism was targeted for predicting HCCI ignition and not HC and CO emissions. Considering that the reduced mechanism requires about 25 times less computational time than the detailed mechanism (2 hours vs. 2 days), the ability to automatically generate a problem specific reduced mechanism is an important new tool for combustion research in general.

  8. Mechanisms of chemical phototoxicity

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    Yurkow, E.J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Mechanical behavior of tissue simulants and soft tissues under extreme loading conditions

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    Kalcioglu, Zeynep Ilke

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent developments in computer-integrated surgery and in tissue-engineered constructs necessitate advances in experimental and analytical techniques in characterizing properties of mechanically compliant materials such ...

  10. A thermo-mechanically coupled theory for large deformations of amorphous polymers. Part I: Formulation

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    Anand, Lallit

    In this Part I, of a two-part paper, we present a detailed continuum-mechanical development of a thermomechanically

  11. IT Support for Sustainable Development in Organizations

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    IT Support for Sustainable Development in Organizations Andreas Moeller and Arno Rolf Leuphana phase of sustainable development, as well as their contributions to modified or new generalized action in economics) and systemic mechanisms. With respect to sustainable development, new concepts supporting

  12. Mechanical property scatter in CFCCs

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    Steen, M.; Filiou, C.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. STAR Vertex Detector Upgrade Development

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    Greiner, Leo C.; Matis, Howard S.; Stezelberger, Thorsten; Vu,Chinh Q.; Wieman, Howard; Szelezniak, Michal; Sun, Xiangming

    2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the development and prototyping efforts undertaken with the goal of producing a micro-vertex detector for the STAR experiment at the RHIC accelerator at BNL. We present the basic detector requirements and show a sensor development path, conceptual mechanical design candidates and readout architecture. Prototyping and beam test results with current generation MimoSTAR-2 sensors and a readout system featuring FPGA based on-the-fly hit finding and data sparsification are also presented.

  14. Mechanical Compression Heat Pumps

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

    dampened because there is a current abundance of the basic sources of industrial energy (namely oil and natural gas). Meanwhile, Mycom used the window of the current opportunities to develop, design and test compressors built to meet the needs... requirements of the compressors which constitute the heart and soul of the system. It will also provide a quick survey of the available types of compressors for heat pumping and some of the industrial processes where simultaneous heating and cooling...

  15. Lithophysal Rock Mass Mechanical Properties of the Repository Host Horizon

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    D. Rigby

    2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this calculation is to develop estimates of key mechanical properties for the lithophysal rock masses of the Topopah Spring Tuff (Tpt) within the repository host horizon, including their uncertainties and spatial variability. The mechanical properties to be characterized include an elastic parameter, Young's modulus, and a strength parameter, uniaxial compressive strength. Since lithophysal porosity is used as a surrogate property to develop the distributions of the mechanical properties, an estimate of the distribution of lithophysal porosity is also developed. The resulting characterizations of rock parameters are important for supporting the subsurface design, developing the preclosure safety analysis, and assessing the postclosure performance of the repository (e.g., drift degradation and modeling of rockfall impacts on engineered barrier system components).

  16. Geothermal technology development program. Annual progress report, October 1981-September 1982

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    Kelsey, J.R. (ed.)

    1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The status of ongoing Research and Development (R and D) within the Geothermal Technology Development Program is described. The program emphasizes research in rock penetration mechanics, fluid technology, borehole mechanics, diagnostics technology, and permeability enhancement.

  17. China's Approaches to Financing Sustainable Development: Policies, Practices, and Issues

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    Shen, Bo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    composition of Chinas green energy investment portfolio.financing mechanisms for green energy development in China.Composition of Chinas green energy investment portfolio

  18. Edition No 18 May 2006 Merger of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

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    ME News Edition No 18 May 2006 Merger of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics have been asked by Julia King, Principal of the Faculty of Engineering, to develop models for a combined Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Department. Congratulations to Thomas

  19. INL '@work' heavy equipment mechanic

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    Christensen, Cad

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. THERMODYNAMICS AND MECHANISMS OF SINTERING

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    Pask, J.A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS: CYCLIC, OSCILLATORY,

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    Bechtel, William

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

  2. INL '@work' heavy equipment mechanic

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Christensen, Cad

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Department of Mechanical Engineering "From Compliant Mechanisms to

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    Militzer, Burkhard

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

  4. The equivalence principle in classical mechanics and quantum mechanics

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    Philip D. Mannheim

    2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

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

  6. Challenges and rewards of mechanical platforming strategy within wireless handset industry

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    Pan, Ying, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The internship project studied Motorola competitors' products and identified their mechanical platform strategy. Recommendations were developed for Motorola to improve product development and/or portfolio planning, in terms ...

  7. Professor C. N. Yang and Statistical Mechanics

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    F. Y. Wu

    2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Professor Chen Ning Yang has made seminal and influential contributions in many different areas in theoretical physics. This talk focuses on his contributions in statistical mechanics, a field in which Professor Yang has held a continual interest for over sixty years. His Master's thesis was on a theory of binary alloys with multi-site interactions, some 30 years before others studied the problem. Likewise, his other works opened the door and led to subsequent developments in many areas of modern day statistical mechanics and mathematical physics. He made seminal contributions in a wide array of topics, ranging from the fundamental theory of phase transitions, the Ising model, Heisenberg spin chains, lattice models, and the Yang-Baxter equation, to the emergence of Yangian in quantum groups. These topics and their ramifications will be discussed in this talk.

  8. Department of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate programmes

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

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

  9. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

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

  10. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Petroleum Engineering Minor

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    Calgary, University of

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

  11. MASTER OF SCIENCE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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

  12. Northern Illinois University Mechanical Engineering

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

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

  13. Relativistic forces in Lagangian mechanics

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    J. Muoz Daz

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE)

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

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

  15. HEAVY AND THERMAL OIL RECOVERY PRODUCTION MECHANISMS

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    Anthony R. Kovscek; Louis M. Castanier

    2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute (SUPRI-A) conducts a broad spectrum of research intended to help improve the recovery efficiency from difficult to produce reservoirs including heavy oil and fractured low permeability systems. Our scope of work is relevant across near-, mid-, and long-term time frames. The primary functions of the group are to conduct direction-setting research, transfer research results to industry, and educate and train students for careers in industry. Presently, research in SUPRI-A is divided into 5 main project areas. These projects and their goals include: (1) Multiphase flow and rock properties--to develop better understanding of the physics of displacement in porous media through experiment and theory. This category includes work on imbibition, flow in fractured media, and the effect of temperature on relative permeability and capillary pressure. (2) Hot fluid injection--to improve the application of nonconventional wells for enhanced oil recovery and elucidate the mechanisms of steamdrive in low permeability, fractured porous media. (3) Mechanisms of primary heavy oil recovery--to develop a mechanistic understanding of so-called ''foamy oil'' and its associated physical chemistry. (4) In-situ combustion--to evaluate the effect of different reservoir parameters on the insitu combustion process. (5) Reservoir definition--to develop and improve techniques for evaluating formation properties from production information. What follows is a report on activities for the past year. Significant progress was made in all areas.

  16. Software Developers

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Because SEED will provide a common, open-source data framework, software developers will be able to write applications that access the data in a consistent way (with proper permissions), or build functionalities onto the SEED platform in a replicable way.

  17. Treating Time Travel Quantum Mechanically

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    John-Mark A. Allen

    2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

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

  19. Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development...

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

    Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Webinar Rural Development Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Webinar January 21, 2015...

  20. Development of Electrospun Tissue Engineering Scaffolds with Tunable Properties

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    Nezarati, Roya M

    2014-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    have developed methods to tune scaffold mechanical properties and bioactivity through modulation of electrospun mesh microarchitecture and in situ gelatin crosslinking. First, we developed methods to improve mesh reproducibility by investigating...

  1. Development of a liquid-fueled micro-combustor

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    Peck, Jhongwoo, 1976-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advances in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have made possible the development of shirtbutton-sized gas turbine engines for use as portable power sources. As part of an effort to develop a microscale gas turbine ...

  2. Modeling biofilms with dual extracellular electron transfer mechanisms

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    Renslow, Ryan S.; Babauta, Jerome T.; Kuprat, Andrew P.; Schenk, Jim; Ivory, Cornelius; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Beyenal, Haluk

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrochemically active biofilms have a unique form of respiration in which they utilize solid external materials as their terminal electron acceptor for metabolism. Currently, two primary mechanisms have been identified for long-range extracellular electron transfer (EET): a diffusion- and a conduction-based mechanism. Evidence in the literature suggests that some biofilms, particularly Shewanella oneidensis, produce components requisite for both mechanisms. In this study, a generic model is presented that incorporates both diffusion- and conduction-based mechanisms and allows electrochemically active biofilms to utilize both simultaneously. The model was applied to Shewanella oneidensis and Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms using experimentally generated data found the literature. Our simulation results showed that 1) biofilms having both mechanisms available, especially if they can interact, may have metabolic advantage over biofilms that can use only a single mechanism; 2) the thickness of Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms is likely not limited by conductivity; 3) accurate intrabiofilm diffusion coefficient values are critical for current generation predictions; and 4) the local biofilm potential and redox potential are two distinct measurements and cannot be assumed to have identical values. Finally, we determined that cyclic and squarewave voltammetry are currently not good tools to determine the specific percentage of extracellular electron transfer mechanisms used by biofilms. The developed model will be a critical tool in designing experiments to explain EET mechanisms.

  3. Modeling thermal/chemical/mechanical response of energetic materials

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    Baer, M.R.; Hobbs, M.L.; Gross, R.J. [and others

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of modeling at Sandia National Laboratories is presented which describes coupled thermal, chemical and mechanical response of energetic materials. This modeling addresses cookoff scenarios for safety assessment studies in systems containing energetic materials. Foundation work is discussed which establishes a method for incorporating chemistry and mechanics into multidimensional analysis. Finite element analysis offers the capabilities to simultaneously resolve reactive heat transfer and structural mechanics in complex geometries. Nonlinear conduction heat transfer, with multiple step finite-rate chemistry, is resolved using a thermal finite element code. Rate equations are solved element-by-element using a modified matrix-free stiff solver This finite element software was developed for the simulation of systems requiring large numbers of finite elements. An iterative implicit scheme, based on the conjugate gradient method, is used and a hemi-cube algorithm is employed for the determination of view factors in surface-to-surface radiation transfer The critical link between the reactive heat transfer and mechanics is the introduction of an appropriate constitutive material model providing a stress-strain relationship for quasi-static mechanics analysis. This model is formally derived from bubble nucleation theory, and parameter variations of critical model parameters indicate that a small degree of decomposition leads to significant mechanical response. Coupled thermal/chemical/mechanical analysis is presented which simulates experiments designed to probe cookoff thermal-mechanical response of energetic materials.

  4. Qualitative insights on fundamental mechanics

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    G. N. Mardari

    2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Phase space quantum mechanics - Direct

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

    2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Wave-mechanics and the adhesion approximation

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    C. J. Short; P. Coles

    2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamical equations describing the evolution of a self-gravitating fluid of cold dark matter (CDM) can be written in the form of a Schrodinger equation coupled to a Poisson equation describing Newtonian gravity. It has recently been shown that, in the quasi-linear regime, the Schrodinger equation can be reduced to the exactly solvable free-particle Schrodinger equation. The free-particle Schrodinger equation forms the basis of a new approximation scheme -the free-particle approximation - that is capable of evolving cosmological density perturbations into the quasi-linear regime. The free-particle approximation is essentially an alternative to the adhesion model in which the artificial viscosity term in Burgers' equation is replaced by a non-linear term known as the quantum pressure. Simple one-dimensional tests of the free-particle method have yielded encouraging results. In this paper we comprehensively test the free-particle approximation in a more cosmologically relevant scenario by appealing to an N-body simulation. We compare our results with those obtained from two established methods: the linearized fluid approach and the Zeldovich approximation. We find that the free-particle approximation comprehensively out-performs both of these approximation schemes in all tests carried out and thus provides another useful analytical tool for studying structure formation on cosmological scales.

  7. A Signal Processing Model of Quantum Mechanics

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    Chris Thron; Johnny Watts

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper develops a deterministic model of quantum mechanics as an accumulation-and-threshold process. The model arises from an analogy with signal processing in wireless communications. Complex wavefunctions are interpreted as expressing the amplitude and phase information of a modulated carrier wave. Particle transmission events are modeled as the outcome of a process of signal accumulation that occurs in an extra (non-spacetime) dimension. Besides giving a natural interpretation of the wavefunction and the Born rule, the model accommodates the collapse of the wave packet and other quantum paradoxes such as EPR and the Ahanorov-Bohm effect. The model also gives a new perspective on the 'relational' nature of quantum mechanics: that is, whether the wave function of a physical system is "real" or simply reflects the observer's partial knowledge of the system. We simulate the model for a 2-slit experiment, and indicate possible deviations of the model's predictions from conventional quantum mechanics. We also indicate how the theory may be extended to a field theory.

  8. Fundamental mechanisms in flue gas conditioning

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    Snyder, T.R.; Robinson, M.S.; Bush, P.V.

    1992-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is divided into four tasks. The Management Plan was developed in task 1. Task 2, Evaluation of Mechanisms in FGD Sorbent and Ash Interactions, focuses on the characteristics of binary mixtures of these distinct powders. Task 3, Evaluation of Mechanisms in Conditioning Agents and Ash, is designed to examine the effects of various conditioning agents on fine ash particles to determine the mechanisms by which these agents alter the physical properties of the ash. Tasks 2 and 3 began with an extensive literature search and the assembly of existing theories. This phase of the project is now complete. During the past quarter, initial preparations of laboratory equipment for laboratory testing have been made. A plan for initial laboratory tests has been submitted to the Project Manager for review. Laboratory testing will commence once these laboratory plans have been formally approved. The results of the work performed under task 2 and 3 will be included in a Flue Gas Conditioning Model that will be issued under task 4. The Final Report for the project will also be prepared under task 4.

  9. Mechanics and tribology of MEMS materials.

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    Prasad, Somuri V.; Dugger, Michael Thomas; Boyce, Brad Lee; Buchheit, Thomas Edward

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micromachines have the potential to significantly impact future weapon component designs as well as other defense, industrial, and consumer product applications. For both electroplated (LIGA) and surface micromachined (SMM) structural elements, the influence of processing on structure, and the resultant effects on material properties are not well understood. The behavior of dynamic interfaces in present as-fabricated microsystem materials is inadequate for most applications and the fundamental relationships between processing conditions and tribological behavior in these systems are not clearly defined. We intend to develop a basic understanding of deformation, fracture, and surface interactions responsible for friction and wear of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) materials. This will enable needed design flexibility for these devices, as well as strengthen our understanding of material behavior at the nanoscale. The goal of this project is to develop new capabilities for sub-microscale mechanical and tribological measurements, and to exercise these capabilities to investigate material behavior at this size scale.

  10. Economic Development

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItem NotEnergy,ARMFormsGasRelease Date:research community -- hostedEconomic Development

  11. Mechanism design with approximate types

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    Zhu, Zeyuan Allen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Quantum Mechanics of Neutrino Oscillations

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    C. Giunti; C. W. Kim

    2000-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. The Newton Wonder in Mechanics

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    Donald Lynden-Bell

    2000-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Time Gravity and Quantum Mechanics

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    W. G. Unruh

    1993-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Statistical mechanics of gene competition

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    Venegas-Ortiz, Juan; Ortiz, Juan Venegas

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND FIELD THEORY

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    Samuel, S.A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) (California)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  18. FORESTRY COMMISSION Mechanical Engineering Services

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

  19. DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMUM DESIGN CONFIGURATION AND

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    DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMUM DESIGN CONFIGURATION AND PERFORMANCE FOR VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE Prepared DESIGN CONFIGURATION AND PERFORMANCE FOR VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE EISG AWARDEE Mechanical and Aerospace://www.energy.ca.gov/research/index.html. #12;Page 1 Development Of Optimum Design Configuration And Performance For Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

  20. Wind energy curriculum development at GWU

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    Hsu, Stephen M [GWU

    2013-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind energy curriculum has been developed at the George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Surveys of student interest and potential employers expectations were conducted. Wind industry desires a combination of mechanical engineering training with electrical engineering training. The curriculum topics and syllabus were tested in several graduate/undergraduate elective courses. The developed curriculum was then submitted for consideration.

  1. Neural Plasticity of Development and Learning

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    Gabrieli, John

    Neural Plasticity of Development and Learning Galvan, 2010 Presented by Kristen Morin and Sunil Patel I. Defining Development and Learning II. Neural Plasticity III. Progressive and Regressive Changes with Learning IV. Plasticity of Developmental Timing V. Neural Mechanism- Same or Different? VI. Methodological

  2. Optomechanical conversion by mechanical turbines

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    Milos Knezevic; Mark Warner

    2014-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Mechanical properties of reconstituted Australian black coal

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    Jasinge, D.; Ranjith, P.G.; Choi, S.K.; Kodikara, J.; Arthur, M.; Li, H. [Monash University, Clayton, Vic. (Australia). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Coal is usually highly heterogeneous. Great variation in properties can exist among samples obtained even at close proximity within the same seam or within the same core sample. This makes it difficult to establish a correlation between uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) and point load index for coal. To overcome this problem, a method for making reconstituted samples for laboratory tests was developed. Samples were made by compacting particles of crushed coal mixed with cement and water. These samples were allowed to cure for four days. UCS and point load tests were performed to measure the geomechanical properties of the reconstituted coal. After four days curing, the average UCS was found to be approximately 4 MPa. This technical note outlines some experimental results and correlations that were developed to predict the mechanical properties of the reconstituted black coal samples. By reconstituting the samples from crushed coal, it is hoped that the samples will retain the important mechanical and physicochemical properties of coal, including the swelling, fluid transport, and gas sorption properties of coal. The aim is to be able to produce samples that are homogeneous with properties that are highly reproducible, and the reconstituted coal samples can be used for a number of research areas related to coal, including the long-term safe storage of CO{sub 2} in coal seams.

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

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    Rohs, Remo

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

  5. Use of laser extensometer for mechanical test on irradiated materials

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    Brillaud, C.; Meylogan, T.; Salathe, P. [Electricite de France, Avoine (France)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Techniques have been developed by EDF`s hot laboratory in Chinon for performing mechanical tests on irradiated materials. Some of these techniques aim to facilitate strain measurements, which are particularly difficult to perform on irradiated specimens at high temperatures or on subsize specimens. Recent progress has been driven by laser technology combined with software development. The use of this technique, which allows strain measurements without contact on the specimen, is described for tensile (especially on subsize specimens), fatigue and creep tests.

  6. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley

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    Keaveny, Tony

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

  7. Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2013 Active Vehicle Grille

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    was tasked by General Motors (GM) to design and build active shutters that are mounted directly to the main Motors engineers and developed five possible concepts Reviewed existing patents and current activePENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2013 Active Vehicle Grille Overview Active

  8. ACG Practical Rock Mechanics and Ground Support in Mining Courses

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    Tobar, Michael

    CENTRE FOR GEOMECHANICS Ph: +61 8 6488 3300 Fax: +61 8 6488 1130 info for Geomechanics. Practical Rock Mechanics (Introduction) Short Course 2829 July 2014 Course objectives This course is designed to develop specific underground mining geomechanics competencies for mine geologists

  9. Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2012 HVAC Filter Sensor -Global

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    , a pressure sensor, a fan, and a photo-resistor. The photo-resistor and fan concepts were developed in the home and communicates wirelessly with the sensor. Either the photo-resistor or the fan can be usedPENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2012 HVAC Filter Sensor - Global Overview

  10. Carbonation Mechanism of Reservoir Rock by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Project Objectives: Elucidate comprehensively the carbonation reaction mechanisms between supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) and reservoir rocks consisting of different mineralogical compositions in aqueous and non-aqueous environments at temperatures of up to 250C, and to develop chemical modeling of CO2-reservior rock interactions.

  11. Herek Clack Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Saniie, Jafar

    Herek Clack Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering You could say, Clack has developed a new combustion laboratory at IIT and established a research group focusing on reacting, multiphase, and turbulent flows; and mitigation of toxic products of combustion. An expert

  12. Nutrient Removal Mechanisms in a Cold Climate Gravel Wetland

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    Nutrient Removal Mechanisms in a Cold Climate Gravel Wetland Alison Watts, Robert Roseen, Kim Farah and development of stormwater treatment systems Gregg Hall 35 Colovos Road Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3534 603.862.4024 http://www.unhsc.unh.edu #12;POROUS ASPHALT Watershed Boundary #12;#12;Gravel Wetland Effluent sampling

  13. Nutrient Removal Mechanisms in a Cold Climate Gravel Wetland

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    Nutrient Removal Mechanisms in a Cold Climate Gravel Wetland Alison Watts, Robert Roseen, Kim Farah and development of stormwater treatment systems Gregg Hall 35 Colovos Road Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3534 603;Gravel Wetland Sampling within the system #12;NEIWPCC-UNH Project Goals Validation of constructed gravel

  14. Majorana Electroformed Copper Mechanical Analysis

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

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Mechanical instability at finite temperature

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

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Quantum Mechanical Clock and Classical Relativistic Clock

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    2004-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  19. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies...

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

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

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

  1. On the foundation of Mechanics

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    Ricardo J. Alonso-Blanco; Jess Muoz-Daz

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

  3. Nonlinear friction in quantum mechanics

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    Roumen Tsekov

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. All are welcome! Mechanical Engineering

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    Hickman, Mark

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

  5. GETTING AROUND THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

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

  6. SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy

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    Zhang, Guangyu

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

  7. From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics?

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    Steinhoff, Heinz-Jrgen

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

  8. Mechanical scriber for semiconductor devices

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lin, P.T.

    1985-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Mechanical scriber for semiconductor devices

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lin, Peter T. (East Brunswick, NJ)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Statistical mechanics of the vacuum

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    Christian Beck

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Battery Vent Mechanism And Method

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

    2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Experiments Testing Multiobject Allocation Mechanisms

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    Ledyard, John O.

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

  13. Characterizing mechanical effects of aging damage

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    Sewell, T.D.; Chen, S.P.; Schoonover, J.R.; Trent, B.C.; Howe, P.M.; Hjelm, R.P.; Browning, R.V.

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The goal was to develop and apply several different experimental and theoretical/computational tools to better understand physical and chemical aging phenomena in plastic-bonded high explosives, and to develop a methodology for predicting the likely effects of aging on the mechanical properties of the composite based on input from these fundamental studies. Initial comparisons were done for spectra of fresh and aged Esane, as well as PBX-9501, and the authors found differences in the carbonyl region of the spectrum, which possibly reflect differences in hydrogen bonding due to aging phenomena. The micromechanical model of composites was extended to study various volume fractions of HMX with binders. The results showed that, as the binder fraction increases, there is a decrease in the maximum stress that can be supported but an increase in the percent strain at final fracture. A more realistic microstructural model was obtained through the use of a phase field model. Using this model, the authors have studied the microstructural evolution as a function of the grain boundary energy vs. misorientation relationship. The initial results indicate that there are some changes in the grain growth rate when the grain-boundary energy dependence on the angle is not constant. They also find that solute tends to segregate at the grain boundary and slows the grain growth kinetics.

  14. A New Approach to The Quantum Mechanics

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    Yulei Feng

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we try to give a new approach to the quantum mechanics(QM) on the framework of quantum field theory(QFT). Firstly, we make a detail study on the (non-relativistic) Schr\\"odinger field theory, obtaining the Schr\\"odinger equation as a field equation, after field quantization, the Heisenberg equations for the momentum and position operators of the particles excited from the (Schr\\"odinger) field and the Feynman path integral formula of QM are also obtained. We then give the probability concepts of quantum mechanics in terms of a statistical ensemble, realizing the ensemble(or statistical) interpretation. With these, we make a series of conceptual modifications to the standard quantum mechanics, especially propose a new assumption about the quantum measurement theory which can solve the EPR paradox from the view of the QFT. Besides, a field theoretical description to the double-slit interference experiment is developed, obtaining the required particle number distribution. In the end, we extend all the above concepts to the relativistic case so that the ensemble interpretation is still proper. Two extra topics are added, in the first one, an operable experiment is proposed to distinguish the Copenhagen interpretation from the ensemble one via very different experimental results. While the second topic concerns with the extensions of the concept of coherent state to both the Bosonic and Fermionic field cases, to obtain the corresponding classical fields. And in the concluding section, we make some general comparisons between the standard QM and the one derived from the QFT, from which we claim that the QFT is the fundamental theory.

  15. Quantum mechanical Hamiltonian models of the computation process

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    Benioff, P.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As noted in the proceedings of this conference it is of importance to determine if quantum mechanics imposes fundamental limits on the computation process. Some aspects of this problem have been examined by the development of different types of quantum mechanical Hamiltonian models of Turing machines. (Benioff 1980, 1982a, 1982b, 1982c). Turing machines were considered because they provide a standard representation of all digital computers. Thus, showing the existence of quantum mechanical models of all Turing machines is equivalent to showing the existence of quantum mechanical models of all digital computers. The types of models considered all had different properties. Some were constructed on two-dimensional lattices of quantum spin systems of spin 1/2 (Benioff 1982b, 1982c) or higher spins (Benioff 1980). All the models considered Turing machine computations which were made reversible by addition of a history tape. Quantum mechanical models of Bennett's reversible machines (Bennett 1973) in which the model makes a copy of the computation result and then erases the history and undoes the computation in lockstep to recover the input were also developed (Benioff 1982a). To avoid technical complications all the types of models were restricted to modelling an arbitrary but finite number of computation steps.

  16. Hydro-Mechanical Coupling in Damaged Porous Media Containing Isolated Cracks or/and Vugs: Model and Computations

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hydro-Mechanical Coupling in Damaged Porous Media Containing Isolated Cracks or/and Vugs: Model In this paper we present the development of the macroscopic model describing the hydro-mechanical coupling) In this paper we present the macroscopic model describing the hydro-mechanical behaviour of such class

  17. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering John Stuart

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

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

  18. QUALITATIVE REASONING ABOUT FLUIDS AND MECHANICS

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    Forbus, Kenneth D.

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

  19. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

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

  20. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

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

  1. Mechanical Engineering Larry L. Howell, Chair

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    Hart, Gus

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

  2. Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

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    Furlong, Cosme

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

  3. Mechanical Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

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

  4. Gravitational Mass, Its Mechanics - What It Is; How It Operates

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    Roger Ellman

    2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The earlier paper, Inertial Mass, Its Mechanics - What It Is; How It Operates, developed the mechanics of inertial mass. The present paper is for the purpose of equivalently developing gravitation. The behavior of gravitation is well known, as described by Newton's Law of Gravitation. But just what gravitational mass is, how gravitational behavior comes about, what in material reality produces the effects of gravitational mass, has been little understood. The only extant hypotheses involve the unsuccessful efforts to develop "quantum gravitation" and to tie it into the rest of quantum mechanics, and the equally failed attempts to detect "gravitons" and "gravitational waves" in spite of very substantial efforts. From a starting point of only the limitation on the speed of light, the necessity of conservation, and the impossibility of an infinity in material reality, the present paper presents a new and comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon gravitational mass: - how it appears in particles, - how the Newtonian gravitational behavior arises from that, and - how the values of inertial mass and gravitational mass are identical, or, in other words, the mechanics of gravitational mass and gravitation.

  5. High Temperature Capacitor Development

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    John Kosek

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The absence of high-temperature electronics is an obstacle to the development of untapped energy resources (deep oil, gas and geothermal). US natural gas consumption is projected to grow from 22 trillion cubic feet per year (tcf) in 1999 to 34 tcf in 2020. Cumulatively this is 607 tcf of consumption by 2020, while recoverable reserves using current technology are 177 tcf. A significant portion of this shortfall may be met by tapping deep gas reservoirs. Tapping these reservoirs represents a significant technical challenge. At these depths, temperatures and pressures are very high and may require penetrating very hard rock. Logistics of supporting 6.1 km (20,000 ft) drill strings and the drilling processes are complex and expensive. At these depths up to 50% of the total drilling cost may be in the last 10% of the well depth. Thus, as wells go deeper it is increasingly important that drillers are able to monitor conditions down-hole such as temperature, pressure, heading, etc. Commercial off-the-shelf electronics are not specified to meet these operating conditions. This is due to problems associated with all aspects of the electronics including the resistors and capacitors. With respect to capacitors, increasing temperature often significantly changes capacitance because of the strong temperature dependence of the dielectric constant. Higher temperatures also affect the equivalent series resistance (ESR). High-temperature capacitors usually have low capacitance values because of these dielectric effects and because packages are kept small to prevent mechanical breakage caused by thermal stresses. Electrolytic capacitors do not operate at temperatures above 150oC due to dielectric breakdown. The development of high-temperature capacitors to be used in a high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) drilling environment was investigated. These capacitors were based on a previously developed high-voltage hybridized capacitor developed at Giner, Inc. in conjunction with a unique high-temperature electrolyte developed during the course of the program. During this program the feasibility of operating a high voltage hybridized capacitor at 230oC was demonstrated. Capacitor specifications were established in conjunction with potential capacitor users. A method to allow for capacitor operation at both ambient and elevated temperatures was demonstrated. The program was terminated prior to moving into Phase II due to a lack of cost-sharing funds.

  6. General coarse-grained red blood cell models: I. Mechanics

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    Fedosov, Dmitry A; Karniadakis, George E

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a rigorous procedure to derive coarse-grained red blood cell (RBC) models, which lead to accurate mechanical properties of realistic RBCs. Based on a semi-analytic theory linear and non-linear elastic properties of the RBC membrane can be matched with those obtained in optical tweezers stretching experiments. In addition, we develop a nearly stress-free model which avoids a number of pitfalls of existing RBC models, such as non-biconcave equilibrium shape and dependence of RBC mechanical properties on the triangulation quality. The proposed RBC model is suitable for use in many existing numerical methods, such as Lattice Boltzmann, Multiparticle Collision Dynamics, Immersed Boundary, etc.

  7. General coarse-grained red blood cell models: I. Mechanics

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    Dmitry A. Fedosov; Bruce Caswell; George E. Karniadakis

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a rigorous procedure to derive coarse-grained red blood cell (RBC) models, which lead to accurate mechanical properties of realistic RBCs. Based on a semi-analytic theory linear and non-linear elastic properties of the RBC membrane can be matched with those obtained in optical tweezers stretching experiments. In addition, we develop a nearly stress-free model which avoids a number of pitfalls of existing RBC models, such as non-biconcave equilibrium shape and dependence of RBC mechanical properties on the triangulation quality. The proposed RBC model is suitable for use in many existing numerical methods, such as Lattice Boltzmann, Multiparticle Collision Dynamics, Immersed Boundary, etc.

  8. Unique Auxin Regulation Mechanism Discovered

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    Wednesday, 29 August 2007 00:00 The plant hormone auxin regulates many plant growth and development processes, including shoot growth, root branching, fruit ripening, tropisms,...

  9. Historical development of the windmill

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    Shepherd, D.G.

    1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Throughout history, windmill technology represented the highest levels of development in those technical fields we now refer to as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and aerodynamics. This report describes key stages in the technical development of windmills as prime movers -- from antiquity to construction of the well-known Smith-Putnam wind turbine generator of the 1940's, which laid the foundation for modern wind turbines. Subjects covered are windmills in ancient times; the vertical-axis Persian windmill; the horizontal-axis European windmill (including both post mills and tower mills); technology improvements in sails, controls, and analysis; the American farm windmill; the transition from windmills to wind turbines for generating electricity at the end of the 19th century; and wind turbine development in the first half of the 20th century. 43 refs.

  10. Patterns and perspectives in applied fracture mechanics

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    Merkle, J.G.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This lecture begins with a overview of applied fracture mechanics pertinent to safety of pressure vessels. It then progresses to a chronological panorama of experimental and analytical results. To be useful and dependable in safety analysis of real structures, new analysis developments must be physically realistic, which means that they must accurately describe physical cause and effect. Consequently, before mathematical modeling can begin, cause and effect must be established from experimental data. This can be difficult and time consuming, but worth the effort. Accordingly, the theme of this paper is that the search for patterns is constant and vital. This theme is illustrated by the development of small, single-specimen, fracture toughness testing techniques. It is also illustrated by the development, based on two different published large-strain, elastic-plastic, three-dimensional finite-element analyses, of a hypothesis concerning three-dimensional loss of constraint. When a generalization of Irwin`s thickness-normalized plastic-zone parameter, reaches a value close to 2{pi}, the through-thickness contraction strain at the apex of the near-tip logarithmic-spiral slip-line region becomes the dominant negative strain accommodating crack opening. Because slip lines passing from the midplane to the stress-free side surfaces do not have to curve, once these slip lines are established, stresses near the crack tip are only elevated by strain hardening and constraint becomes significantly relaxed. This hypothesis, based on published three-dimensional elastic-plastic analyses, provides a potentially valuable means for gaining additional insight into constraint effects on fracture toughness by considering the roles played by the plastic strains as well as the stresses that develop near a crack tip.

  11. Locking mechanism for indexing device

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    Lindemeyer, Carl W. (Aurora, IL)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

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    Vobach, A.R.

    1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

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

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, A.R.

    1987-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. The Schwinger mechanism and graphene

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

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Modeling benzene plume elongation mechanisms exerted by ethanol using RT3D with a general

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    Modeling benzene plume elongation mechanisms exerted by ethanol using RT3D with a general substrate ethanol on benzene fate and transport in fuel-contaminated groundwater and to discern the most influential benzene plume elongation mechanisms. The model, developed as a module for the Reactive Transport in 3

  18. Detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms for soy and rapeseed biodiesel fuels

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms for soy and rapeseed biodiesel fuels C.K. Westbrooka chemical kinetic reaction mechanism is developed for the five major components of soy biodiesel and rapeseed biodiesel fuels. These components, methyl stearate, methyl oleate, methyl linoleate, methyl

  19. Particle Suspension Mechanisms - Supplemental Material

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    Dillon, M B

    2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Deformation mechanisms beneath shallow foundations

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    McMahon, Brendan

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review

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

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Schwinger Mechanism with Stochastic Quantization

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    Kenji Fukushima; Tomoya Hayata

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. STATISTICAL MECHANICS PRACTICE EXAM 2005

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    Dorlas, Teunis C.

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

  4. Mechanical Engineering Department technical abstracts

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    Denney, R.M. (ed.)

    1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Mechanical engineering department technical review

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

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Nonlocal models in continuum mechanics

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

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Mechanical behavior of closed-cell and hollow-sphere metallic foams

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    Sanders, Wynn Steven, 1974-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) The elastic anisotropy and yield surfaces are fully characterized, and numerical equations are developed to allow the simple evaluation of the effect of geometric and material properties on the mechanical behavior ...

  8. Nonlinear Analysis of Conventional and Microstructure Dependent Functionally Graded Beams under Thermo-mechanical Loads

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    Arbind, Archana

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    nonlinear strain. Finite element models of the three beam theories have been developed. The thermo-mechanical coupling as well as the bending-stretching coupling play significant role in the deflection response. Numerical results are presented to show...

  9. Using a product engineering process to manage an introductory mechanical engineering program

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    Laskowski, Christina Marie

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    "Discover Mechanical Engineering" (DME) is a student-run Freshman Pre-Orientation Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which, in the time since its inception in 2002, has developed into a popular, professional, ...

  10. 1 Copyright 2009 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    Lamb wave complemented with the electro- mechanical impedance measurement to detect, quantify is to develop in-situ multi- mode sensing system for the monitoring and prediction of critical aerospace

  11. Mechanical characterization and in vivo operation of an implantable drug delivery MEMS device

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    Li, Yawen, 1972-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this thesis was to advance an implantable drug delivery MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) device developed in our laboratory. This device was designed to locally deliver multiple substances in complex release ...

  12. An improved structural mechanics model for the FRAPCON nuclear fuel performance code

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    Mieloszyk, Alexander James

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to provide improved predictions of Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction (PCMI) for the FRAPCON nuclear fuel performance code, a new model, the FRAPCON Radial-Axial Soft Pellet (FRASP) model, was developed. This ...

  13. Mechanisms for mechanical trapping of geologically sequestered carbon dioxide

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    Cohen, Yossi

    Carbon dioxide (CO[subscript 2]) sequestration in subsurface reservoirs is important for limiting atmospheric CO[subscript 2] concentrations. However, a complete physical picture able to predict the structure developing ...

  14. Mathematically Reduced Chemical Reaction Mechanism Using Neural Networks

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    Ziaul Huque

    2007-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final technical report for the project titled 'Mathematically Reduced Chemical Reaction Mechanism Using Neural Networks'. The aim of the project was to develop an efficient chemistry model for combustion simulations. The reduced chemistry model was developed mathematically without the need of having extensive knowledge of the chemistry involved. To aid in the development of the model, Neural Networks (NN) was used via a new network topology known as Non-linear Principal Components Analysis (NPCA). A commonly used Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network (MLP-NN) was modified to implement NPCA-NN. The training rate of NPCA-NN was improved with the GEneralized Regression Neural Network (GRNN) based on kernel smoothing techniques. Kernel smoothing provides a simple way of finding structure in data set without the imposition of a parametric model. The trajectory data of the reaction mechanism was generated based on the optimization techniques of genetic algorithm (GA). The NPCA-NN algorithm was then used for the reduction of Dimethyl Ether (DME) mechanism. DME is a recently discovered fuel made from natural gas, (and other feedstock such as coal, biomass, and urban wastes) which can be used in compression ignition engines as a substitute for diesel. An in-house two-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code was developed based on Meshfree technique and time marching solution algorithm. The project also provided valuable research experience to two graduate students.

  15. Quantum statistics as geometry: Conflict, Mechanism, Interpretation, and Implication

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    Daniel C. Galehouse

    2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The conflict between the determinism of geometry in general relativity and the essential statistics of quantum mechanics blocks the development of a unified theory. Electromagnetic radiation is essential to both fields and supplies a common meeting ground. It is proposed that a suitable mechanism to resolve these differences can be based on the use of a time-symmetric treatment for the radiation. Advanced fields of the absorber can be interpreted to supply the random character of spontaneous emission. This allows the statistics of the Born rule to come from the spontaneous emission that occurs during a physical measurement. When the absorber is included, quantum mechanics is completely deterministic. It is suggested that the peculiar properties of kaons may be induced by the advanced effects of the neutrino field. Schr\\"odinger's cat loses its enigmatic personality and the identification of mental processes as an essential component of a measurement is no longer needed.

  16. Integration of NDE Reliability and Fracture Mechanics

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    Becker, F. L.; Doctor, S. R.; Heas!er, P. G.; Morris, C. J.; Pitman, S. G.; Selby, G. P.; Simonen, F. A.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pacific Northwest Laboratory is conducting a four-phase program for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness and reliability of in-service inspection (lSI} performed on the primary system piping welds of commercial light water reactors (LWRs). Phase I of the program is complete. A survey was made of the state of practice for ultrasonic rsr of LWR primary system piping welds. Fracture mechanics calculations were made to establish required nondestrutive testing sensitivities. In general, it was found that fatigue flaws less than 25% of wall thickness would not grow to failure within an inspection interval of 10 years. However, in some cases failure could occur considerably faster. Statistical methods for predicting and measuring the effectiveness and reliability of lSI were developed and will be applied in the "Round Robin Inspections" of Phase II. Methods were also developed for the production of flaws typical of those found in service. Samples fabricated by these methods wilI be used in Phase II to test inspection effectiveness and reliability. Measurements were made of the influence of flaw characteristics {i.e., roughness, tightness, and orientation) on inspection reliability. These measurernents, as well as the predictions of a statistical model for inspection reliability, indicate that current reporting and recording sensitivities are inadequate.

  17. AHTR Mechanical, Structural, and Neutronic Preconceptual Design

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    Varma, V.K.; Holcomb, D.E.; Peretz, F.J.; Bradley, E.C.; Ilas, D.; Qualls, A.L.; Zaharia, N.M.

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides an overview of the mechanical, structural, and neutronic aspects of the Advanced High Temperature Reactor (AHTR) design concept. The AHTR is a design concept for a large output Fluoride salt cooled High-temperature Reactor (FHR) that is being developed to enable evaluation of the technology hurdles remaining to be overcome prior to FHRs becoming an option for commercial reactor deployment. This report documents the incremental AHTR design maturation performed over the past year and is focused on advancing the design concept to a level of a functional, self-consistent system. The reactor concept development remains at a preconceptual level of maturity. While the overall appearance of an AHTR design is anticipated to be similar to the current concept, optimized dimensions will differ from those presented here. The AHTR employs plate type coated particle fuel assemblies with rapid, off-line refueling. Neutronic analysis of the core has confirmed the viability of a 6-month two-batch cycle with 9 wt. % enriched uranium fuel. Refueling is intended to be performed automatically under visual guidance using dedicated robotic manipulators. The report includes a preconceptual design of the manipulators, the fuel transfer system, and the used fuel storage system. The present design intent is for used fuel to be stored inside of containment for at least six months and then transferred to local dry wells for intermediate term, on-site storage. The mechanical and structural concept development effort has included an emphasis on transportation and constructability to minimize construction costs and schedule. The design intent is that all components be factory fabricated into rail transportable modules that are assembled into subsystems at an on-site workshop prior to being lifted into position using a heavy-lift crane in an open-top style construction. While detailed accident identification and response sequence analysis has yet to be performed, the design concept incorporates fully passive responses to all identified design basis or non-very-low frequency beyond design basis accidents as well as multiple levels of radioactive material containment. Key building design elements include (1) below grade siting to minimize vulnerability to aircraft impact, (2) multiple natural circulation decay heat rejection chimneys, (3) seismic base isolation, and (4) decay heat powered back-up electricity generation.

  18. Development of plutonium aerosol fractionation system

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    Mekala, Malla R.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DEVELOPMENT OF A PLUTONIUM AEROSOL FRACTIONATION SYSTEM A Thesis by MALLA R. MEKALA 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... 1993 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DEVELOPMENT OP A PLUTONIUM AEROSOL FRACTIONATION SYSTEM A Thesis by MALLA R. MEKALA Approved as to style and content by: A. R. McFarland (Chair of Committee) N. K. Anand (Mer toer) (', & C. B...

  19. Mechanical behavior of ultrastructural biocomposites

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    Kearney, Cathal (Cathal John)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For numerous centuries nature has successfully developed biocomposite materials with detailed multiscale architectures to provide a material stiffness, strength and toughness. One such example is nacre, which is found in ...

  20. Graduate Studies Environmental Fluid Mechanics

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    Jacobs, Laurence J.

    and bridge scour Wastewater dispersion in coastal waters Cohesive sediment resuspension Flood, and modeling research; and develop new technologies and tools that benefit engineering practice in fluid Atmospheric, surface, and subsurface models Flood/drought forecasting and management Decision support

  1. Optomechanical conversion by mechanical turbines

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    Kneevi?, Milo; Warner, Mark

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

  2. Mechanics of Rotating Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Jerzy Lewandowski

    2001-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. New mechanism of membrane fusion

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    M. Mueller; K. Katsov; M. Schick

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. The continuum and wave mechanics

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    Collins, Royal Eugene

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

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

  6. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

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

  7. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

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

  8. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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

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

  9. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development

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    Tufford, Dan

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Editors: J.L. Uso,Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Southhampton, UK:ISBN: 1-85312-502-4. Sustainable development research is a

  10. Psychology of Sustainable Development

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    Milfont, Taciano Lemos

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to achieve sustainable development: economic, environmental,Psychology of Sustainable Development By Peter Schmuck andPsychology of Sustainable Development. Norwell, MA: Kluwer

  11. Psychology of Sustainable Development

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    Milfont, Taciano Lemos

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to achieve sustainable development: economic, environmental,out historical aspects of sustainable development and itsPsychology of Sustainable Development By Peter Schmuck and

  12. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development

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    Tufford, Dan

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review: Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Editors: J.L.Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Southhampton, UK:as well. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development is a strong

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

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

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

  14. Microscale combustion: Technology development and fundamental research Yiguang Ju a

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    Ju, Yiguang

    of micro-thrusters, micro internal combustion engines, and micro chemical reactors summarized. ThirdlyReview Microscale combustion: Technology development and fundamental research Yiguang Ju a , Kaoru Maruta b,* a Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

  15. Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Integrated Product & Process Development (IPPD)

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    Test & Evaluation Enterprise and Engineering Information Infrastructure Design & Development Concurrent: Casting Process Simulation Christoph Beckermann Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Gary W. Fischer Associate Professor Department of Industrial Engineering The University of Iowa Iowa

  16. Regulation of somatosensory cortex development downstream of glutamate

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    Petrie, Anne

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of the rodent somatosensory cortex is well characterised and involves activity-dependent mechanisms that occur during the first postnatal week. Glutamate is a key neurotransmitter responsible for signalling ...

  17. Doctoral Defense "Thermal-hydro-mechanical model

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

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

  18. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Minor

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    Calgary, University of

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

  19. Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation

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

  20. Skeletal adaptation to reduced mechanical loading

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    Eliman, Rachel

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. College of Engineering ME Mechanical Engineering

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    MacAdam, Keith

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

  2. Dynamics of mechanisms with elastic bodies

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    Mirzahmedov, Ganijon Ahmedovich

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. 11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2004

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    Sanyal, Bishwapriya

    The planning process in developing countries. Interaction between planners and institutions at both national and local levels. Overview of theories of state, organizational arrangements, implementation mechanisms, and ...

  4. Probable Inference and Quantum Mechanics

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

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Research on Oil Recovery Mechanisms in Heavy Oil Reservoirs

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    Louis M. Castanier; William E. Brigham

    1998-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project is to increase recovery of heavy oils. Towards that goal studies are being conducted in how to assess the influence of temperature and pressure on the absolute and relative permeability to oil and water and on capillary pressure; to evaluate the effect of different reservoir parameters on the in site combustion process; to develop and understand mechanisms of surfactants on for the reduction of gravity override and channeling of steam; and to improve techniques of formation evaluation.

  6. Screw Type Steam Compressors for Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) Systems

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    Kawamura, K.; Apaloo, Thomas-L.

    SCREW TYPE STEAM COMPRESSORS FOR MECHANICAL VAPOR RECOMPRESSION (MVR) SYSTEMS K. KAWAMURA AND THOMAS-L. APALOO MYCOM CORPORATION, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA MATSUDA, MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., TOKYO, JAPAN ABSTRACT In processes of evaporation... to a usable pressure for reinjection into the process stream. Mycom has developed, designed and installed two large MVR systems using screw compressors: one for a brewery and the other for a whiskey plant. This paper discusses the system aspects...

  7. Structure and deformation mechanisms along the Tonale Line, n. Italy

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    Welker, Mary Clare

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Advisory Committee: John M. Logan Field observations and sampling are combined with petrofabric and fracture analyses to characterize the structure and deformation mechanisms related to a segment of the Tonale Line fault zone in northern Italy. Mylonite... microstructures and fabrics are developed superimposed by cataclasites and fault gouge; the latter being character istic of deformation at shallow depths. The ductile deformation associated with faulting along the Tonale Line occurred under greenschist...

  8. Quantum mechanical time contradicts the uncertainty principle

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Tanvir R. Tanim Department of Mechanical and

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

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

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

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

  11. Perpetual Development Dror Feitelson

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    Feitelson, Dror

    Perpetual Development Dror Feitelson Basic Seminar on Software Engineering Hebrew University 2009 it #12;Lifecycle Models Waterfall Spiral Unified process Agile / extreme Emphasize development till Requirements Feature requests #12;Perpetual Development Lifecycle time size initial development #12;Perpetual

  12. Optimal Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems: A Geometric Approach

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    L. Colombo; D. Martin de Diego; M. Zuccalli

    2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider a geometric formalism for optimal control of underactuated mechanical systems. Our techniques are an adaptation of the classical Skinner and Rusk approach for the case of Lagrangian dynamics with higher-order constraints. We study a regular case where it is possible to establish a symplectic framework and, as a consequence, to obtain a unique vector field determining the dynamics of the optimal control problem. These developments will allow us to develop a new class of geometric integrators based on discrete variational calculus.

  13. Mechanical Engineering Department engineering research: Annual report, FY 1986

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    Denney, R.M.; Essary, K.L.; Genin, M.S.; Highstone, H.H.; Hymer, J.D.; Taft, S.O. (eds.)

    1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides information on the five areas of research interest in LLNL's Mechanical Engineering Department. In Computer Code Development, a solid geometric modeling program is described. In Dynamic Systems and Control, structure control and structure dynamics are discussed. Fabrication technology involves machine cutting, interferometry, and automated optical component manufacturing. Materials engineering reports on composite material research and measurement of molten metal surface properties. In Nondestructive Evaluation, NMR, CAT, and ultrasound machines are applied to manufacturing processes. A model for underground collapse is developed. Finally, an alternative heat exchanger is investigated for use in a fusion power plant. Separate abstracts were prepared for each of the 13 reports in this publication. (JDH)

  14. STATE OF CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT

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

  15. Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory Columbia University

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    Woit, Peter

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

  16. Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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    Wilson, Shannon Elizabeth

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Mechanisms leading to electrically isolated cell

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

  18. NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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

  19. 4, 38293862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil

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    Boyer, Edmond

    BGD 4, 38293862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil carbon storage S. Steinbeiss et al. Title Page Abstract Biogeosciences Discussions is the access reviewed discussion forum of Biogeosciences Mechanisms of soil carbon3862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil carbon storage S. Steinbeiss et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction

  20. Visualizing quantum mechanics in phase space

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    Heiko Bauke; Noya Ruth Itzhak

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. State-of-the-art report on piping fracture mechanics

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    Wilkowski, G.M.; Olson, R.J.; Scott, P.M. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is an in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art in nuclear piping fracture mechanics. It represents the culmination of 20 years of work done primarily in the US, but also attempts to include important aspects from other international efforts. Although the focus of this work was for the nuclear industry, the technology is also applicable in many cases to fossil plants, petrochemical/refinery plants, and the oil and gas industry. In compiling this detailed summary report, all of the equations and details of the analysis procedure or experimental results are not necessarily included. Rather, the report describes the important aspects and limitations, tells the reader where he can go for further information, and more importantly, describes the accuracy of the models. Nevertheless, the report still contains over 150 equations and over 400 references. The main sections of this report describe: (1) the evolution of piping fracture mechanics history relative to the developments of the nuclear industry, (2) technical developments in stress analyses, material property aspects, and fracture mechanics analyses, (3) unresolved issues and technically evolving areas, and (4) a summary of conclusions of major developments to date.

  2. Individual Development and Excutive Development Plan Resources

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    According to OPM, an individual development plan (IDP) is a tool to assist employees in career and personal development. Its primary purpose is to help employees reach short and long-term career...

  3. Plant salt-tolerance mechanisms

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

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Plant salt-tolerance mechanisms

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

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Creep damage mechanisms in composites

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    Nutt, S.R.

    1994-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Technical abstracts: Mechanical engineering, 1990

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    Broesius, J.Y. (comp.)

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler

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

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Mechanical Engineering 10 March 2010

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Gill Aerospace Metals and Alloys Development Centre, at IMI in Boucherville will be described. Some metals and Materials Engineering McGill University Aerospace Materials Research Cold Spray Abstract: The first part of this talk is an overview of the Quebec and Canadian Aerospace industry, outlining the rapid growth

  9. MASTER OF SCIENCE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    and apparatus was developed and constructed based on a servo hydraulic test frame. The apparatus is capable, Lead Free Solder IMPROVED AEROTHERMODYNAMIC INSTRUMENTATION OF AN ALLISON T63-A-700 GAS TURBINE ENGINE for the gas generator turbine and exhaust state points were evaluated and average values were calculated

  10. MASTER OF SCIENCE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    thus resulting in minimal creep damage. MODELING THE BIODYNAMICAL RESPONSE OF THE HUMAN HEAD FOR INJURY Engineering The objective of this study is to develop a finite element model of the human head and neck to investigate the biomechanics of head injury. The finite element model is a two-dimensional, plane strain

  11. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Awtar, Shorya

    access to energy and water. One-size-fits-all systems configured from developed world technologies. The methods are applied here to the design of photovoltaic reverse osmosis systems. The computer based technologies for remote locations. This includes the deployment of a photovoltaic reverse osmosis system

  12. Computational thermal, chemical, fluid, and solid mechanics for geosystems management.

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    Davison, Scott; Alger, Nicholas; Turner, Daniel Zack; Subia, Samuel Ramirez; Carnes, Brian; Martinez, Mario J.; Notz, Patrick K.; Klise, Katherine A.; Stone, Charles Michael; Field, Richard V., Jr.; Newell, Pania; Jove-Colon, Carlos F.; Red-Horse, John Robert; Bishop, Joseph E.; Dewers, Thomas A.; Hopkins, Polly L.; Mesh, Mikhail; Bean, James E.; Moffat, Harry K.; Yoon, Hongkyu

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document summarizes research performed under the SNL LDRD entitled - Computational Mechanics for Geosystems Management to Support the Energy and Natural Resources Mission. The main accomplishment was development of a foundational SNL capability for computational thermal, chemical, fluid, and solid mechanics analysis of geosystems. The code was developed within the SNL Sierra software system. This report summarizes the capabilities of the simulation code and the supporting research and development conducted under this LDRD. The main goal of this project was the development of a foundational capability for coupled thermal, hydrological, mechanical, chemical (THMC) simulation of heterogeneous geosystems utilizing massively parallel processing. To solve these complex issues, this project integrated research in numerical mathematics and algorithms for chemically reactive multiphase systems with computer science research in adaptive coupled solution control and framework architecture. This report summarizes and demonstrates the capabilities that were developed together with the supporting research underlying the models. Key accomplishments are: (1) General capability for modeling nonisothermal, multiphase, multicomponent flow in heterogeneous porous geologic materials; (2) General capability to model multiphase reactive transport of species in heterogeneous porous media; (3) Constitutive models for describing real, general geomaterials under multiphase conditions utilizing laboratory data; (4) General capability to couple nonisothermal reactive flow with geomechanics (THMC); (5) Phase behavior thermodynamics for the CO2-H2O-NaCl system. General implementation enables modeling of other fluid mixtures. Adaptive look-up tables enable thermodynamic capability to other simulators; (6) Capability for statistical modeling of heterogeneity in geologic materials; and (7) Simulator utilizes unstructured grids on parallel processing computers.

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

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    Heller, Barbara

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

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

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    Heller, Barbara

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

  15. Strangeness, Cosmological Cold Dark Matter and Dark Energy

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    Sibaji Raha; Shibaji Banerjee; Abhijit Bhattacharyya; Sanjay K. Ghosh; Ernst-Michael Ilgenfritz; Bikash Sinha; Eiichi Takasugi; Hiroshi Toki

    2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    It is now believed that the universe is composed of a small amount of the normal luminous matter, a substantial amount of matter (Cold Dark Matter: CDM) which is non-luminous and a large amount of smooth energy (Dark Energy: DE). Both CDM and DE seem to require ideas beyond the standard model of particle interactions. In this work, we argue that CDM and DE can arise entirely from the standard principles of strong interaction physics out of the same mechanism.

  16. Development of an ion drift chamber for Laser Induced Fluorescence studies

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    Cain, Benjamin J

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    gases, and accommodate various LIF studies as welL 26 1. J. T. White, E. S. Fry, Th. Walther, "Spectroscopic Particle Detection for Tracking and CDM Detection" (1996, proposal) 2. K. K. Darrow, Electrica! Phenomena in Gases (The Williams and Wilkins...

  17. Mechanical characterization of seismic base isolation elastomers

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    Kulak, R.F.; Hughes, T.H.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From the various devices proposed for seismic isolators, the laminated elastomer bearing is emerging as the preferred device for large buildings/structures, such as nuclear reactor plants. The laminated bearing is constructed from alternating thin layers of elastomer and metallic plates (shims). The elastomer is usually a carbon filled natural rubber that exhibits damping when subjected to shear. Recently, some blends of natural and synthetic rubbers have appeared. Before candidate elastomers can be used in seismic isolation bearings, their response to design-basis loads and beyond- design-basis loads must be determined. This entails the development of constitutive models and and then the determination of associated material parameters through specimen testing. This paper describes the methods used to obtain data for characterizing the mechanical response of elastomers used for seismic isolation. The data provides a data base for use in determining material parameters associated with nonlinear constitutive models. In addition, the paper presents a definition for a damping ratio that does not exhibit the usual reduction at higher strain cycles. 2 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  18. MATERIALS DEGRADATION ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT TO ENABLE ULTRA LOW COST, WEB-PROCESSED WHITE P-OLED FOR SSL

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    DR. DEVIN MACKENZIE

    2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress over Phase II of DE-FG02-07ER86293 'Materials Degradation Analysis and Development to Enable Ultra Low Cost, Web-Processed White P-OLED for SSL' was initially rapid in terms of device performance improvements. We exceeded our device luminance lifetime goals for printed flexible white OLEDs as laid out in our project proposal. Our Phase II performance target was to demonstrate >1500 hours luminance lifetime at 100 Cd/m2 from a printed flexible device. We now have R&D devices well in excess of 8000 hrs lifetime at 100 Cd/m2, tested in air. We also were able to produce devices which met the voltage target of >1500 hours below 15V operation. After completing the initial performance milestones, we went on to focus on color-related degradation issues which were cited as important to commercialization of the technology by our manufacturing partners. We also put additional focus on cathode work as the active material development that occurred over the STTR time period required an adaptation of the cathode from the original cathode formulations which were developed based on previous generation active layer materials. We were able to improve compatibility of the cathode with some of the newer generation active layer materials and improve device yield and voltage behavior. An additional objective of the initial Phase II was to further develop the underlying manufacturing technology and real-life product specifications. This is a key requirement that must be met to ensure eventual commercialization of this DOE-funded technology. The link between commercial investment for full commercialization and R&D efforts in OLED solid State Lighting is often a large one. Add-Vision's lower cost, printed OLED manufacturing approach is an attraction, but close engagement with manufacturing partners and addressing customer specifications is a very important link. Manufacturing technology encompasses development of moisture reduction encapsulation technology, improved cost performance, and reductions in operating voltage through thinner and higher uniformity active device layers. We have now installed a pilot encapsulation system at AVI for controlled, high throughput lamination encapsulation of flexible OLEDs in a novel process. Along with this, we have developed, with our materials supply partners, adhesives, barrier films and other encapsulation materials and we are showing total air product lifetimes in the 2-4 years range from a process consistent with our throughput goals of {approx}1M device per month ({approx}30,000 sq. ft. of processed OLEDs). Within the last year of the project, we have been working to introduce the manufacturing improvements made in our LEP deposition and annealing process to our commercial partners. Based on the success of this, a pilot scale-up program was begun. During this process, Add-Vision was acquired by a strategic partner, in no small part, because of the promise of future success of the technology as evidenced by our commercial partners pilot scale-up plans. Overall, the performance, manufacturing and product work in this project has been successful. Additional analysis and device work at LBL has also shown a unique adhesion change with device bias stressing which may result from active layer polymer cross-linking during bias stressing of device. It was shown that even small bias stresses, as a fraction of a full device lifetime stress period, result in measurable chemical change in the device. Further work needs to be conducted to fully understand the chemical nature of this interaction. Elucidation of this effect would enable doped OLED formulation to be engineered to suppress this effect and further extend lifetimes and reduce voltage climb.

  19. Kowalevski top in quantum mechanics

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

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Cosmology

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    B. L. Hu

    1995-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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