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Pressure transducer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pressure transducer suitable for use in high temperature environments includes two pairs of induction coils, each pair being bifilarly wound together, and each pair of coils connected as opposite arms of a four arm circuit; an electrically conductive target moveably positioned between the coil pairs and connected to a diaphragm such that deflection of the diaphragm causes axial movement of the target and an unbalance in the bridge output.

Anderson, Thomas T. (Downers Grove, IL); Roop, Conard J. (Lockport, IL); Schmidt, Kenneth J. (Midlothian, IL); Gunchin, Elmer R. (Lockport, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of a high resolution differential pressure transducer for use at high temperature and high pressure  

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are multiple diaphragms attached at the edges. Flat and corrugated diaphragms are discussed at length by Giovanni (1982). The three most common detection systems are strain gauges, capacitance gauges, and linear variable differential transformers (LVDT... be necessary to connect the resistor and ratio transformer to. the same secondary coil to balance the voltage of the . two secondary coils. Samplers Inlet Inert Fluid Inlet Pressure Housing Electrical Feedthrough LVDT Coils Magnetic Core Pressure...

Childers, Laren Paul

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portable high precision pressure transducer system  

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A high precision pressure transducer system is described for checking the reliability of a second pressure transducer system used to monitor the level of a fluid confined in a holding tank. Since the response of the pressure transducer is temperature sensitive, it is continually housed in an battery powered oven which is configured to provide a temperature stable environment at specified temperature for an extended period of time. Further, a high precision temperature stabilized oscillator and counter are coupled to a single board computer to accurately determine the pressure transducer oscillation frequency and convert it to an applied pressure. All of the components are powered by the batteries which during periods of availability of line power are charged by an on board battery charger. The pressure readings outputs are transmitted to a line printer and a vacuum fluorescent display. 2 figures.

Piper, T.C.; Morgan, J.P.; Marchant, N.J.; Bolton, S.M.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Irradiation Tests of Pressure Transducers in Liquid Helium  

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The superconducting magnets of the future Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will operate in pressurised superfluid helium (1 bar, 1.9 K). About 500 pressure transducers will be placed in the liquid helium bath for monitoring the filling and the pressure transients after resistive transitions. Their precision must remain better than 100 mbar at pressures below 2 bar and better than 5% for higher pressures (up to 20 bar), with temperatures ranging from 1.8 K to 300 K. All the tested transducers are based on the same principle: the fluid or gas is separated from a sealed reference vacuum by an elastic membrane; its deformation indicates the pressure. The transducers will be exposed to high neutron fluence (2 kGy, 1014 n/cm2 per year) during the 20 years of machine operation. This irradiation may induce changes both on the membranes characteristics (leakage, modification of elasticity) and on gauges which measure their deformations. To investigate these effects and select the transducer to be used in the LHC, a...

Amand, J F; Casas-Cubillos, J; Thermeau, J P

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction The pressure transducer is commonly used in ground  

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to the gauges on the backside. This strain produces an electrical resistance change that is pro- portional is kept at atmospheric pressure via a small-diameter tube that runs inside the transducer cable for its full length, and is open to the atmosphere at its upper end. Manufacturers caution users to refrain

Loheide, Steve

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Effect of Pressure Transmission Lines on the Frequency Response of Pressure Transducers  

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It is well known that the length and diameter of the transmission lines between a pressure transducer and the pressure source can significantly affect the dynamic frequency response of the transducer. A new lumped parameter model has been developed to predict the time and frequency response of any number of different transducers connected in parallel in a manifold. While the model is simple to apply, it can provide quantitative information given the transducer and transmission line characteristic parameters. More importantly, the model can be used to evaluate the measured, in-situ response. this provides the natural frequency and the effective damping which can then be used to generate a frequency response curve. The model is also useful for designing a new pressure transmission system, which will have the required frequency response. The model was qualified by comparison to measurements of the step-function pressure response of a number of different transducers and test installations. With the aid of the model, the system resonant frequency and damping can be determined. Additional damping can be added if necessary to prevent ringing of the signal and to assure an accurate pressure measurement with a flat frequency response. For all of the experimental systems evaluated in this work, the response at the natural frequency was significantly underdamped and ringing was observed. This means that to perform accurate measurements damping needs to be added to the system. It was observed that the use of flexible pressure lines versus hard lines does increase the damping and may therefore be useful in certain situations. Equations were developed to permit sizing an orifice to be added to the system to provide the necessary damping.

G.J. Kirouac

2000-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Honeywell Silicon Piezoresistive Pressure Transducers for Oceanographic and Limnological Measurements  

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Simultaneous calibrations of three temperature-compensated piezoresistive ruggedized precision “absolute” pressure transducers (Honeywell model PPTR0040AP5VB-BD), which have been designed specially for long-term coastal oceanographic and ...

Vijay Kumar; Antony Joseph; R. G. Prabhudesai; S. Prabhudesai; Surekha Nagvekar; Vimala Damodaran

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Ultrasensitive Millimeter-Wave Pressure Transducer utilizing a Si membrane and a stacked-patch configuration  

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A Novel Ultrasensitive Millimeter-Wave Pressure Transducer utilizing a Si membrane and a stacked-patch, ruggedness and stringent power requirements as discussed earlier. The RF transducer utilizes a stacked- patch Frequency Transducer The sensor structure consists oftwo metal patches that are stacked above a ground plane

Tentzeris, Manos

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Flaws Identification Using Eddy Current Differential Transducer and Artificial Neural Networks  

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In this paper we present a multi-frequency excitation eddy current differential transducer and dynamic neural models which were used to detect and identify artificial flaws in thin conducting plates. Plates are made of Inconel600. EDM notches have relative depth from 10% to 80% and length from 2 mm to 7 mm. All flaws were located on the opposite surface of the examined specimen. Measured signals were used as input for training and verifying dynamic neural networks with a moving window. Wide range of ANN (Artificial Neural Network) structures are examined for different window length and different number of frequency components in excitation signal. Observed trends are presented in this paper.

Chady, T.; Lopato, P. [Szczecin University of Technology. al Piastow 17, 70-310 Szczecin (Poland)

2006-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a discharge assembly for allowing elongate pins to be discharged from an area of relatively low pressure to an area of relatively greater pressure. The discharge assembly includes a duck valve having a lip piece made of flexible material. The flexible lip piece responds to a fluctuating pressure created downstream by an aspirator. The aspirator reduces the downstream pressure sensed by the duck valve when the discharge assembly is in the open position. This allows elongate pins to be moved through the duck valve with no backflow because the aspirator pressure is less than the pressure in the low pressure area from which the pins originate. Closure of the assembly causes the aspirator static pressure to force the flexible duck valve lip piece into a tightly sealed position also preventing backflow. The discharge assembly can be easily controlled using a single control valve which blocks the flow of aspirator gas and closes the pin passageway extending through the assembly.

Oakley, David J. (Richland, WA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A temperature compensated pressure transducer for high temperature, high pressure applications  

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will work only if the cliange in deflectiou due to tenrperature ivas constant for all pressures. which is uot the case. At 0 ksi, the rliaphragni deflection is constant (zerol for all possible temperatures. At 40 ksi. however, the deflection is much... temperature. 3, 3 Basic Dimensioning After selecting the basic configuration and material for the transclucer body a diaphragm cap, it ivas next necessary to determine the actual defle& tion of the diaphragni and any thermally induced affects. Prior to a...

Lippka, Sandra Margaret

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Differential Analysis of a Laboratory Animal Room  

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differential can prevent air flow from a low pressure region to a high pressure region. We tested whether the differential pressure is reasonable to regulate the code between the indoors and outdoors, and among laboratory animal rooms, so as to provide a...

Jiang, X.; Liu, Z.; Yoshida, H.; Tang, B.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three precision differential pressure indicators for operation at high temperatures and pressures  

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, the design did have a 7 Pa sensitivity which is especially imoortant as the sensing transformer was located outside the pressure containment. This feature eliminates the need for electrical feedthroughs which usually limit the operating conditions... was constructed and the sensitivity increased to ? 5 -1 2x10 Pa using the same transformer. Based on the designs tested, a new differential pressure indicator was proposed. Using a diaphragm with a linear variable differential transformer outside the pressure...

Osburn, Douglas Clayton

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for measuring multiphase flow using multiple pressure differentials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved method and system for measuring a multi-phase flow in a pressure flow meter. An extended throat venturi is used and pressure of the multi-phase flow is measured at three or more positions in the venturi, which define two or more pressure differentials in the flow conduit. The differential pressures are then used to calculate the mass flow of the gas phase, the total mass flow, and the liquid phase. The system for determining the mass flow of the high void fraction fluid flow and the gas flow includes taking into account a pressure drop experienced by the gas phase due to work performed by the gas phase in accelerating the liquid phase.

Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low differential pressure and multiphase flow measurements by means of differential pressure devices  

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The response of slotted plate, Venturi meter and standard orifice to the presence of two phase, three phase and low differential flows was investigated. Two mixtures (air-water and air-oil) were used in the two-phase analysis while a mixture of air...

Justo, Hernandez Ruiz,

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic transducer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An acoustic transducer is described comprising a one-piece hollow mandrel into the outer surface of which is formed a recess with sides perpendicular to the central axis of the mandrel and separated by a first distance and with a bottom parallel to the central axis and within which recess are a plurality of washer-shaped discs of a piezoelectric material and at least one disc of a temperature-compensating material with the discs being captured between the sides of the recess in a pre-stressed interference fit, typically at 2,000 psi of compressive stress. The transducer also includes a power supply and means to connect to a measurement device. The transducer is intended to be used for telemetry between a measurement device located downhole in an oil or gas well and the surface. The transducer is of an construction that is stronger with fewer joints that could leak fluids into the recess holding the piezoelectric elements than is found in previous acoustic transducers. 4 figs.

Drumheller, D.S.

1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic transducer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An acoustic transducer comprising a one-piece hollow mandrel into the outer surface of which is formed a recess with sides perpendicular to the central axis of the mandrel and separated by a first distance and with a bottom parallel to the central axis and within which recess are a plurality of washer-shaped discs of a piezoelectric material and at least one disc of a temperature-compensating material with the discs being captured between the sides of the recess in a pre-stressed interference fit, typically at 2000 psi of compressive stress. The transducer also includes a power supply and means to connect to a measurement device. The transducer is intended to be used for telemetry between a measurement device located downhole in an oil or gas well and the surface. The transducer is of an construction that is stronger with fewer joints that could leak fluids into the recess holding the piezoelectric elements than is found in previous acoustic transducers.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OIKOS 42: 166-170. Copenhagen 1984 Selective pressures on fruit seediness: differential predation of  

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OIKOS 42: 166-170. Copenhagen 1984 Selective pressures on fruit seediness: differential predation of fly larvae on the fruits of Berberis hispanica Carlos M. Herrera Herrera, C. M. 1984. Selective pressures on fruit seediness: differential predation of fly larvae on the fruits of Berberis hispanica

Herrera, Carlos M.

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Air transducers with high acoustic impedance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

High?Z air transducers evolved from several industrial transducers. These predecessors include (a) acoustic emission and angle?beam NDT contact transducers; (b) flowmeter transducers for high?pressure methane hot refinery gases and corrosive flare gases; and (c) transducer arrays for monitoring hot corrosive gases flowing at Mach 0.1 in smokestacks of ?3–13 m. This peculiar ancestry accounts for their unusual high?acoustic?impedance construction. By not employing low?Z air?backed radiating membranes transducer bandwidth response time and sensitivity are sacrificed. The solid robust construction however offers some compensating features: tolerance to wide ranges in pressure and temperature including rapid rates of change (thermal shock depressurization); corrosion resistance; operable with standard lab equipment without bias voltage; mounting options where the transducer forms part of the pressure boundary or where it is outside the pressure boundary. Clamp?on air flow applications at one bar include small wind tunnels and plastic pipes. Acoustically isolated pairs measure secondary flow components (crossflow circulation) in a plane perpendicular to the pipe axis. Flow applications include gases such as air mild steam (pending) or other hot pressurized or corrosive fluids. Air?coupled measurements of transmission characteristics of wood or other low?density solids and air?ranging are readily demonstrated with the low?Z transducers.

Lawrence C. Lynnworth

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential laser absorption spectroscopy of uranium in an atmospheric pressure laser-induced plasma  

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A two-beam differential laser absorption technique is used to measure U238 absorption spectra with high signal-to-noise ratios in an atmospheric pressure laser-induced plasma....

Taylor, N R; Phillips, M C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of functionally graded piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers  

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The application of functionally graded material (FGM) concept to piezoelectric transducers allows the design of composite transducers without interfaces, due to the continuous change of property values. Thus, large improvements can be achieved, as reduction of stress concentration, increasing of bonding strength, and bandwidth. This work proposes to design and to model FGM piezoelectric transducers and to compare their performance with non-FGM ones. Analytical and finite element (FE) modeling of FGM piezoelectric transducers radiating a plane pressure wave in fluid medium are developed and their results are compared. The ANSYS software is used for the FE modeling. The analytical model is based on FGM-equivalent acoustic transmission-line model, which is implemented using MATLAB software. Two cases are considered: (i) the transducer emits a pressure wave in water and it is composed of a graded piezoceramic disk, and backing and matching layers made of homogeneous materials; (ii) the transducer has no backing and matching layer; in this case, no external load is simulated. Time and frequency pressure responses are obtained through a transient analysis. The material properties are graded along thickness direction. Linear and exponential gradation functions are implemented to illustrate the influence of gradation on the transducer pressure response, electrical impedance, and resonance frequencies.

Wilfredo Montealegre Rubio; Flávio Buiochi; Julio Cezar Adamowski; Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting Human Movement by Differential Air Pressure Sensing  

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Abstract. We have developed an approach for whole-house gross movement and room transition detection through sensing at only one point in the home. We consider this system to be one member of an important new class of human activity monitoring approaches based on what we call infrastructure mediated sensing, or "home bus snooping. " Our solution leverages the existing ductwork infrastructure of central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems found in many homes. Disruptions in airflow, caused by human interroom movement, result in static pressure changes in the HVAC air handler unit. This is particularly apparent for room-to-room transitions and door open/close events involving full or partial blockage of doorways and thresholds. We detect and record this pressure variation from sensors mounted on the air filter and classify where certain movement events are occurring in the house, such as an adult walking through a particular doorway or the opening and closing of a particular door. In contrast to more complex distributed sensing approaches for motion detection in the home, our method requires the installation of only a single sensing unit (i.e., an instrumented air filter) connected to an embedded or personal computer that performs the classification function. Preliminary results show we can classify unique transition events with up to 75-80 % accuracy. 1

Shwetak N. Patel; Matthew S. Reynolds; Gregory D. Abowd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for measuring multiphase flow using multiple pressure differentials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved method and system for measuring a multiphase flow in a pressure flow meter. An extended throat venturi is used and pressure of the multiphase flow is measured at three or more positions in the venturi, which define two or more pressure differentials in the flow conduit. The differential pressures are then used to calculate the mass flow of the gas phase, the total mass flow, and the liquid phase. The method for determining the mass flow of the high void fraction fluid flow and the gas flow includes certain steps. The first step is calculating a gas density for the gas flow. The next two steps are finding a normalized gas mass flow rate through the venturi and computing a gas mass flow rate. The following step is estimating the gas velocity in the venturi tube throat. The next step is calculating the pressure drop experienced by the gas-phase due to work performed by the gas phase in accelerating the liquid phase between the upstream pressure measuring point and the pressure measuring point in the venturi throat. Another step is estimating the liquid velocity in the venturi throat using the calculated pressure drop experienced by the gas-phase due to work performed by the gas phase. Then the friction is computed between the liquid phase and a wall in the venturi tube. Finally, the total mass flow rate based on measured pressure in the venturi throat is calculated, and the mass flow rate of the liquid phase is calculated from the difference of the total mass flow rate and the gas mass flow rate.

Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High energy, low frequency, ultrasonic transducer  

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A wide bandwidth, ultrasonic transducer to generate nondispersive, extensional, pulsed acoustic pressure waves into concrete reinforced rods and tendons. The wave propagation distance is limited to double the length of the rod. The transducer acoustic impedance is matched to the rod impedance for maximum transfer of acoustic energy. The efficiency of the transducer is approximately 60 percent, depending upon the type of active elements used in the transducer. The transducer input energy is, for example, approximately 1 mJ. Ultrasonic reflections will occur at points along the rod where there are changes of one percent of a wavelength in the rod diameter. A reduction in the rod diameter will reflect a phase reversed echo, as compared with the reflection from an incremental increase in diameter. Echo signal processing of the stored waveform permits a reconstruction of those echoes into an image of the rod. The ultrasonic transducer has use in the acoustic inspection of long (40+foot) architectural reinforcements and structural supporting members, such as in bridges and dams.

Brown, Albert E. (Hayward, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral Stability Analysis of Hypersonic Vehicle under Pressure Fluctuation by Solving Mathieu Differential Equation  

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Two recent test failures of Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 impose a strike to the increasingly growing enthusiasm, not only on the United States side. It is important to find out the exact failure reason, otherwise a solution is impossible. In this Note, we propose a potential failure reason from the perspective of lateral stability analysis. We argue that the time variant pressure fluctuations, which are normally omitted in classical aircraft dynamics analysis, could not be neglected in dynamic analysis of hypersonic vehicles. To demonstrate the idea, a hypersonic model is imagined in this work and its aerodynamic parameters are estimated using fundamental fluid principles. Pressure fluctuations are thereafter estimated by an empirical formula. A lateral dynamic equation is set up, taking those time variant fluctuations into account. The resulted equation is a Mathieu differential equation. Numerical solutions of this equation show that the inclusion of fluctuation terms generates more complicated dynamics ...

Wei, Qingkai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three dimensional transducer  

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A testing instrument for mechanical testing at nano or micron scale includes a transducer body, and a coupling shaft coupled with a probe tip. A transducer body houses a capacitor. The capacitor includes first and second counter electrodes and a center electrode assembly interposed therebetween. The center electrode assembly is movable with the coupling shaft relative to the first and second counter electrodes, for instance in one or more of dimensions including laterally and normally. The center electrode assembly includes a center plate coupled with the coupling shaft and one or more springs extending from the center plate. Upper and lower plates are coupled with the center plate and cover the center plate and the one or more springs. A shaft support assembly includes one or more support elements coupled along the coupling shaft. The shaft support assembly provides lateral support to the coupling shaft.

Warren, Oden Lee; Asif, Syed Amanulla Syed; Oh, Yunje; Feng, Yuxin; Cyrankowski, Edward; Major, Ryan

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluid force transducer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical fluid force transducer for measuring the magnitude and direction of fluid forces caused by lateral fluid flow, includes a movable sleeve which is deflectable in response to the movement of fluid, and a rod fixed to the sleeve to translate forces applied to the sleeve to strain gauges attached to the rod, the strain gauges being connected in a bridge circuit arrangement enabling generation of a signal output indicative of the magnitude and direction of the force applied to the sleeve.

Jendrzejczyk, Joseph A. (Warrenville, IL)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonded ultrasonic transducer and method for making  

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An ultrasonic transducer is formed as a diffusion bonded assembly of piezoelectric crystal, backing material, and, optionally, a ceramic wear surface. The mating surfaces of each component are silver films that are diffusion bonded together under the application of pressure and heat. Each mating surface may also be coated with a reactive metal, such as hafnium, to increase the adhesion of the silver films to the component surfaces. Only thin silver films are deposited, e.g., a thickness of about 0.00635 mm, to form a substantially non-compliant bond between surfaces. The resulting transducer assembly is substantially free of self-resonances over normal operating ranges for taking resonant ultrasound measurements. 12 figs.

Dixon, R.D.; Roe, L.H.; Migliori, A.

1995-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonded ultrasonic transducer and method for making  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ultrasonic transducer is formed as a diffusion bonded assembly of piezoelectric crystal, backing material, and, optionally, a ceramic wear surface. The mating surfaces of each component are silver films that are diffusion bonded together under the application of pressure and heat. Each mating surface may also be coated with a reactive metal, such as hafnium, to increase the adhesion of the silver films to the component surfaces. Only thin silver films are deposited, e.g., a thickness of about 0.00635 mm, to form a substantially non-compliant bond between surfaces. The resulting transducer assembly is substantially free of self-resonances over normal operating ranges for taking resonant ultrasound measurements.

Dixon, Raymond D. (Los Alamos, NM); Roe, Lawrence H. (Los Alamos, NM); Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sources of error in chilled and hot water metering at shared sites: differential pressure transmitters and flowmeter installation  

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2. 1 Annubar schematic Figure 2. 2 An example Annubar flowmeter Figure 2. 3 Schematic of a venturi meter 10 Figure 2. 4 Differential pressure transmitter Figure 2 5 Transmitter mternal schematic Figure 2. 6 Example transmitter output for a 16... for the Texas AdtM University Physical Plant. It is important the ESL have confidence in the accuracy of these meters to have confidence in their energy savings analysis. However, many of the buildings were contmually operating at low flows, i. e. , flows...

Corley, Megan Anne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Field measurements of lateral earth pressures on a pre-cast panel retaining wall  

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Test Wall Description Instrumentation Installation of Pressure Cells and Transducers Backfilling Procedure Properties of the Backfill Material Placement of Clay Backfill DATA COLLECTION Earth Pressure Cell Measurements Force Transducer... Analysis of Backfill Material 2 Lateral Earth Pressures Measured by Pressure Cells (Psi) . . . . . . . . . . . - . ~ . ~ 3 Maximum Deviation From Zero Gage Reading and Temperature Relationship. . . . 4 Forces Measured by Force Transducers (Kips) 5...

Prescott, David Monroe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Lateral Stability Analysis of Hypersonic Vehicle under Pressure Fluctuation by Solving Mathieu Differential Equation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Lateral Stability Analysis of Hypersonic Vehicle under Pressure Fluctuation by Solving Mathieu's Republic of China Two recent test failures of Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 impose a strike in dynamic analysis of hypersonic vehicles. To demonstrate the idea, a hypersonic model is imagined

Huang, Xun

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Subsea Mudlift Drilling: evaluation of the pressure differential problem with subsea pump  

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by the use of a set of subsea pumps located on the ocean floor that will take suction from the annulus side of the wellbore. The subsea pump acts as a choke that can be "opened" or "closed" by adjusting the pump rate in order to keep the bottom hole pressure...

Johansen, Tarjei

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-bonded ultrasonic transducer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanically assembled non-bonded ultrasonic transducer includes a substrate, a piezoelectric film, a wetting agent, a thin metal electrode, and a lens held in intimate contact by a mechanical clamp. No epoxy or glue is used in the assembly of this device.

Eoff, J.M.

1984-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Powerful, efficient, robust, electro?acoustic transducers  

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The STAR™ resonant reciprocating transducer began as a lightweight linear alternator design for a space?power free?piston Stirling engine in the early 1990's. It has since been developed into a range of commercially available motors and alternators with rated powers from 100 to over 10 000 watts (acoustic). As motors these are acoustic pressure drivers with unlimited operating life and typical transduction efficiencies of 80?90 percent. This paper explains the electrodynamics and operation of these moving? magnet Lorentz?force devices and the unique geometric configuration that has allowed scaling over such a wide range. We discuss the design and function of the unique single?degree?of?freedom flexure suspension that enables both the compact geometry and unlimited service life without wear. Data is presented from a large sample of units placed in service during the last decade demonstrating the durability and performance of these remarkable devices.

John Corey

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential sensitivity of lymphocyte subpopulations to non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasma  

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Non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasmas can possibly be used for several applications in particular in medicine. Plasma treatment can be applied to living tissues and cells, e.g., to induce apoptosis and growth arrest in tumour cells or to improve wound healing. However, detailed investigations of plasma–cell interactions are strongly needed. It is not yet clear whether plasmas will be useful in stimulating immune cells to change their behaviour or function. Therefore, this study focused on the influence of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma on cell surface molecules of rat spleen mononuclear cells (MNC) as first important step to gain insight into plasma–immune cells interactions. Rat spleen MNC were treated with plasma by surface dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) at atmospheric pressure in air or argon. Lymphocyte subpopulations and expression of L-selectin, ICAM-1 and LFA-1? expression on T-cells were analysed by flow cytometry 1–48 h after plasma treatment. Plasma changed the ratio of T- and B-cells in favour of B-cells. Of the T-cells the helper T-cells were reduced while cytotoxic T-cells were less affected. L-selectin expressing T-cells were significantly reduced already 1 h after plasma treatment and that of ICAM-1+ and LFA-1?+T-cells only after 4 h. These effects were time dependent and less dramatic when using DBD/argon plasma. In conclusion, different lymphocyte subpopulations show different sensitivity to plasma. Adhesion molecules as L-selectin, ICAM-1 and LFA-1? are down regulated by plasma. Whether these results can be used to modify lymphocyte homing or to activate MNC for different applications remains to be clarified.

Beate Haertel; Frauke Volkmann; Thomas von Woedtke; Ulrike Lindequist

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reassessment of True Core Collapse Differential Pressure Values for Filter Elements in Safety Critical Environments - 13076  

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As the areas of application for diverse filter types increases, the mechanics and material sciences associated with the hardware and its relationship with more and more arduous process environments becomes critical to the successful and reliable operation of the filtration equipment. Where the filter is the last safe barrier between the process and the life environment, structural integrity and reliability is paramount in both the validation and the ethical acceptability of the designed equipment. Core collapse is a key factor influencing filter element selection, and is an extremely complex issue with a number of variables and failure mechanisms. It is becoming clear that the theory behind core collapse calculations is not always supported with real tested data. In exploring this issue we have found that the calculation method is not always reflective of the true as tested collapse value, with the calculated values being typically in excess or even an order of magnitude higher than the tested values. The above claim is supported by a case study performed by the author, which disproves most of what was previously understood to be true. This paper also aims to explore the various failure mechanisms of different configurations of filter core, comparing calculated collapse values against real tested values, with a view to understanding a method of calculating their true collapse value. As the technology is advancing, and filter elements are being used in higher temperature, higher pressure, more radioactive and more chemically aggressive environments, confidence in core collapse values and data is crucial. (authors)

Swain, Adam [Porvair Filtration Group, 1 Concorde Close, Segensworth, Hampshire, PO15 5RT (United Kingdom)] [Porvair Filtration Group, 1 Concorde Close, Segensworth, Hampshire, PO15 5RT (United Kingdom)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analog circuit for controlling acoustic transducer arrays  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simplified ananlog circuit is presented for controlling electromechanical transducer pairs in an acoustic telemetry system. The analog circuit of this invention comprises a single electrical resistor which replaces all of the digital components in a known digital circuit. In accordance with this invention, a first transducer in a transducer pair of array is driven in series with the resistor. The voltage drop across this resistor is then amplified and used to drive the second transducer. The voltage drop across the resistor is proportional and in phase with the current to the transducer. This current is approximately 90 degrees out of phase with the driving voltage to the transducer. This phase shift replaces the digital delay required by the digital control circuit of the prior art.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacitive Stress Transducers in Model Dipole Magnets  

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these custom gauges has proven to be a non-trivial problem. Previously, many variables have been left unchecked during the fabrication and calibration phases thus leading to non-repeatable transducers. My goal is to improve upon current methods of transducer...

Benson, Christopher P.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Radio-frequency plasma transducer for use in harsh environments  

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We describe a compact transducer used to generate and modulate low-intensity radio-frequency atmospheric pressure plasma (RF-APP) for high temperature gap measurement and generation of air-coupled ultrasound. The new transducer consists of a quarter-wave transmission line where the ground return path is a coaxial solenoid winding. The RF-APP is initiated at the open end of the transmission line and stabilized by passive negative feedback between the electrical impedance of the plasma and the energy stored in the solenoid. The electrical impedance of the plasma was measured at the lower-voltage source end of the transducer, eliminating the need to measure kilovolt-level voltages near the discharge. We describe the use of a 7 MHz RF-APP prototype as a harsh-environment clearance sensor to demonstrate the suitability of plasma discharges for a common nondestructive inspection application. Clearance measurements of 0-5 mm were performed on a rotating calibration target with a measurement precision of 0.1 mm and a 20 kHz sampling rate.

May, Andrew; Andarawis, Emad [GE Global Research, 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, New York 12309 (United States)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Radio-frequency plasma transducer for use in harsh environments  

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We describe a compact transducer used to generate and modulate low-intensity radio-frequency atmospheric pressure plasma (RF-APP) for high temperature gap measurement and generation of air-coupled ultrasound. The new transducer consists of a quarter-wave transmission line where the ground return path is a coaxial solenoid winding. The RF-APP is initiated at the open end of the transmission line and stabilized by passive negative feedback between the electrical impedance of the plasma and the energy stored in the solenoid. The electrical impedance of the plasma was measured at the lower-voltage source end of the transducer eliminating the need to measure kilovolt-level voltages near the discharge. We describe the use of a 7 MHz RF-APP prototype as a harsh-environment clearance sensor to demonstrate the suitability of plasma discharges for a common nondestructive inspection application. Clearance measurements of 0 – 5 mm were performed on a rotating calibration target with a measurement precision of 0.1 mm and a 20 kHz sampling rate.

Andrew May; Emad Andarawis

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reentrant Klystron Cavity as an Electromechanical Transducer  

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Reentrant Klystron Cavity as an Electromechanical Transducer J. J. Barroso, P. J. Castro, L. A coaxial line. Joaquim J. Barroso, barroso@plasma.inpe.br, Pedro J. de Castro, castro

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Transducers and pickups for vibration measurement  

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The transducer is a device which converts changes of mechanical quantities into changes of other physical quantities, most commonly to an electrical signal proportional to a parameter of the experienced motion...

Gheorghe Buzdugan; Elena Mih?ilescu; Mircea Rade?

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of differential scattering cross section using a ring transducer  

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) Department of Electrical Measurements, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden T. Douglas Masta correction for target absorption as well as measurement of the directly transmitted acoustic power. The results are interpreted in terms of wave space resolution and the potential for tissue characterization

Mast, T. Douglas

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Optimal digital compensation networks for acoustic transducers  

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A digital compensation network is designed which (1) minimizes deviation from the user?determined optimal transducer response (2) limits the sensitivity to physical perturbations of that response and (3) ensures actuator authority limitations for known and unknown?but?bounded input sequences.H ? H 2 l ? and l 1 transfer function norms translate the design goals and specifications into a convex constrained optimization problem which is solved using semidefinite programming. The methodology can be simply extended to treat transducer arrays and optimal beamforming. A mathematically modeled underwater acoustictransducer provides a numerical example for exploring the optimal trade?off between competing specifications. [This work is partialy supported by SRI International.

Paul J. Titterton Jr.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In sodium tests of ultrasonic transducers  

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Ultrasonic techniques are seen as suitable candidates for the in-service inspection and for the continuous surveillance of sodium cooled reactors (SFR). These techniques need the development and the qualification of immersed ultrasonic transducers, and materials. This paper presents some developments performed by CEA (DTN and LIST) and AREVA (NDE Solutions), and some results. (authors)

Lhuillier, C.; Descombin, O.; Baque, F. [CEA, DTN, 13108 Saint Paul lez Durance Cedex (France); Marchand, B. [CEA, LIST, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Saillant, J. F. [AREVA/NDE Solutions, 4 rue Thomas Dumorey, 71109 Chalon sur Saone Cedex (France); Augem, J. M. [EDF, 12-14 avenue Dutrievoz, 69628 Villeurbanne (France)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromechanical transducer for acoustic telemetry system  

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An improved electromechanical transducer is provided for use in an acoustic telemetry system. The transducer of this invention comprises a stack of ferroelectric ceramic disks interleaved with a plurality of spaced electrodes which are used to electrically pole the ceramic disks. The ceramic stack is housed in a metal tubular drill collar segment. The electrodes are preferably alternatively connected to ground potential and driving potential. This alternating connection of electrodes to ground and driving potential subjects each disk to an equal electric field; and the direction of the field alternates to match the alternating direction of polarization of the ceramic disks. Preferably, a thin metal foil is sandwiched between electrodes to facilitate the electrical connection. Alternatively, a thicker metal spacer plate is selectively used in place of the metal foil in order to promote thermal cooling of the ceramic stack.

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VXIbus based optical transducer evaluation system  

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The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) recently undertook an investigation into using new fiber optic based Potential Transducers and Current Transducers (PT and CT) in their power system. This paper describes the Data Acquisition System (DAS) and associated hardware developed to gather information on the Optical devices performance in the field. Bonneville currently uses PT and CT devices based on magnetic principles that have been in operation for over 40 years. Some disadvantages in the current magnetic devices include their large size, the internal usage of oils some of which are hazardous PCBs, a requirement for connection to instrumentation through substation analog connections, and occasional explosive breakdowns which can injure workers. The main advantage to this technology is a well proven operational history. A few manufacturers have recently developed PT and CT devices based on fiber optics which solve many of the problems associated with the magnetic devices. They are lightweight, use no oils, and are connected to instrumentation through non conductive fiber optics. However, they are new technology, and have seen limited practical application. The BPA Laboratory Services first tested the performance of the optical devices selected for this test in the controlled environment of the laboratory. They were energized from well characterized sources and the output parameters such as accuracy, drift, and noise floor were measured with standard rack type test instrumentation. Once fully tested and calibrated in the laboratory, the optical devices were then installed at Keeler substation in Hillsboro Oregon on a 500KV bus to be evaluated in real world conditions. The optical transducers were connected to standard BPA meters and relays for this test. Some of the meters were modified to accept the low voltage outputs of the optical devices.

Tillett, J. [Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, WA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electret Acoustic Transducer Array For Computerized Ultrasound Risk Evaluation System  

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An electret-based acoustic transducer array is provided and may be used in a system for examining tissue. The acoustic transducer array is formed with a substrate that has a multiple distinct cells formed therein. Within each of the distinct cells is positioned an acoustic transducing element formed of an electret material. A conductive membrane is formed over the distinct cells and may be flexible.

Moore, Thomas L. (Livermore, CA); Fisher, Karl A. (Brentwood, CA)

2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The development and operational testing of an experimental reactor for gas-liquid-solid reaction systems at high temperatures and pressures  

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shaft. With the impeller in place and rotating, gas was drawn into the top port and ejected at the impeller mount. The reactor pressure was monitored via the transducer port. The transducer was a Viatran Pressure Transducer, model 103. The liquid...THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONAL TESTING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL REACTOR FOR GAS-LIQUID-SOLID REACTION SYSTEMS AT HIGH TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES A Thesis by RICHARD KENNETH HESS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial...

Hess, Richard Kenneth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanogap Transducer for Broadband Gravitational Wave Detection  

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By changing from a resonant multimode paradigm to a free mass paradigm for transducers in resonant mass gravitational wave detection, an array of six spheres can achieve a sensitivity response curve competitive with interferometers, being as sensitive as GEO600 and TAMA300 in the 3 to 6 kHz band and more sensitive than LIGO for 50 percent of the 6 to 10 kHz band. We study how to assemble a klystron resonant cavity that has a 1 nm gap by understanding the stability of the forces applied at it (Casimir force, elastic force, weight). This approach has additional benefits. First, due to the relatively inexpensive nature of this technology (around US$ 1 million), it is accessible to a broader part of the world scientific community. Additionally, spherical resonant mass detectors have the ability to discern both the direction and polarization resolutions.

Guilherme L. Pimentel; Odylio D. Aguiar; Michael E. Tobar; Joaquim J. Barroso; Rubens de M. Marinho

2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining the coupling coefficient for electrodynamic transducers Shuo Chenga)  

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-density permanent magnets4 has enabled more com- pact and powerful electrodynamic transducers.5 More recentlyDefining the coupling coefficient for electrodynamic transducers Shuo Chenga) and David P. Arnold September 2013) This paper provides a simple, practical definition of the coupling coefficient

Allen, Jont

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Capacitive micro-fabricated ultrasonic transducers for biometric applications  

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Two capacitive micro-fabricated ultrasonic transducers (cMUT) are evaluated for application in biometric recognition. Both transducers are 192 elements linear arrays, fabricated using the Reverse Process(TM) previously reported by some of the authors, ... Keywords: Acoustic imaging, Biometrics, CMUT

Antonio Iula; Alessandro Savoia; Giosuè Caliano

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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XML Transformation by Tree-Walking Transducers with Invisible Pebbles  

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XML Transformation by Tree-Walking Transducers with Invisible Pebbles Joost Engelfriet Hendrik Jan and the pebble tree transducer are enhanced by additionally allowing an unbounded num- ber of `invisible' pebbles patterns can often be reduced through the use of invisible pebbles. Categories and Subject Descriptors: F.4

Engelfriet, Joost

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MICROSCOPY WITH MULTIPLE TRANSDUCERS... of the several techniques to obtain projection data is to rotate the transducer and another, to rotate Source: Ecole Polytechnique, Centre...

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Dynamic mechanism of micromachined electrostatic airborne ultrasonic transducers  

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Micromachining technology allows electrostatic (or capacitive) airborne ultrasonic transducers to be made with highly reproducible characteristics thus providing the possibility to model their behaviors reliably. The behavior of a transducer depends on its geometric structure and the materials to be used. Its mechanical stiffness results from the compressibility of air in cavities the bending stiffness of the diaphragm and the plane tension applied to the diaphragm if any. It is clarified that there are two main types of dynamic mechanisms according to different structures. In one type in which the air in cavities is enclosed the diaphragm can be treated as a thin plate supported by an air spring or a plate founded on an air cushion thus adopting the plate?on?air–spring model or short?tube model such as those transducers with V?grooved U?grooved or pit?array?texture backplates [L.?F. Ge Chin. Sci. Bull. Acad. Sin. 10 (1997)]. In a second type air is not enclosed so that the effect of air spring can be omitted thereby taking the membrane?under?tension model such as conventional condenser microphones and ultrasonic transducers with acoustic holes. Resonant frequencies of a transducer can be determined by the vanishing of the reactance of its inversive impedance [L.?F. Ge J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 96 3318 (1994)]. [Work supported by the 211 Engineering Foundation of Anhui University.

Li?Feng Ge

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositions of Extended Top-down Tree Transducers  

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initil stte q suh tht q@tA n e rewritten to uF st is shown in PH tht synhronized tree sustitution grmmrsCompositions of Extended Top-down Tree Transducers Andreas Maletti£;1 International Computer of transformations computed by linear extended top-down tree trans- ducers with regular look-ahead is not closed

Reyle, Uwe

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Passive tire pressure sensor and method  

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A surface acoustic wave device includes a micro-machined pressure transducer for monitoring tire pressure. The device is configured having a micro-machined cavity that is sealed with a flexible conductive membrane. When an external tire pressure equivalent to the cavity pressure is detected, the membrane makes contact with ridges on the backside of the surface acoustic wave device. The ridges are electrically connected to conductive fingers of the device. When the detected pressure is correct, selected fingers on the device will be grounded producing patterned acoustic reflections to an impulse RF signal. When the external tire pressure is less than the cavity reference pressure, a reduced reflected signal to the receiver results. The sensor may further be constructed so as to identify itself by a unique reflected identification pulse series.

Pfeifer, Kent Bryant (Los Lunas, NM); Williams, Robert Leslie (Albuquerque, NM); Waldschmidt, Robert Lee (Calgary, CA); Morgan, Catherine Hook (Ann Arbor, MI)

2007-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A low?frequency high?power magnetic drive transducer  

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Ralph Woollett's contributions to the art and science of sonartransducer design were as a researcher teacher author and reviewer. Of these roles perhaps the most important the one that became his legacy was that of teacher: All of his colleagues were in a sense his pupils. His careful and thorough approach to transducer design problems inspired us to try to meet his high standards and we still miss his insight advice encouragement and criticism. This talk will review Ralph's influence on underwater electroacoustics present some anecdotes about his life and work and examine the circumstances of his death. Finally it will show how Ralph's ideas and design philosophy have affected some of the author's present research specifically the design of a low?frequency high?power magnetic drive transducer having low distortion.

William J. Marshall

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive millimeter wave differential interference contrast polarimetry  

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Differential polarization imaging systems include an axicon configured to provide a displacement of ray bundles associated with different image patches. The displaced ray bundles are directed to antenna horns and orthomode transducers so as to provide outputs correspond to orthogonal linear states of polarization (SOPs). The outputs are directed to a differential radiometer so that Stokes parameter differences between image patches can be obtained. The ray bundle displacements can be selected to correspond to a mechanical spacing of antenna horns. In some examples, ray bundle displacement corresponds to a displacement less than the diffraction limit.

Bernacki, Bruce E; Kelly, James F; Sheen, David M; Tedeschi, Jonathan R; Hall, Thomas E; Hatchell, Brian K; Valdez, Patrick; McMakin, Douglas L

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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PRESSURE ACTIVATED SEALANT TECHNOLOGY  

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The objective of this project is to develop new, efficient, cost effective methods of internally sealing natural gas pipeline leaks through the application of differential pressure activated sealants. In researching the current state of the art for gas pipeline sealing technologies we concluded that if the project was successful, it appeared that pressure activated sealant technology would provide a cost effective alternative to existing pipeline repair technology. From our analysis of current field data for a 13 year period from 1985 to 1997 we were able to identify 205 leaks that were candidates for pressure activated sealant technology, affirming that pressure activated sealant technology is a viable option to traditional external leak repairs. The data collected included types of defects, areas of defects, pipe sizes and materials, incident and operating pressures, ability of pipeline to be pigged and corrosion states. This data, and subsequent analysis, was utilized as a basis for constructing applicable sealant test modeling.

Michael A. Romano

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Folding and Function of Proteorhodopsins in Photoenergy Transducing Membranes  

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The overall research objectives are to develop proteorhodopsin (PR) proteins as a model system for {alpha}?-helical membrane protein insertion and folding, and to advance understanding of the diversity and mechanisms of PRs, a large family of photoenergy transducers (~4000 identified) abundant in the world’s oceans. Specific aims are: (1) To develop a highefficiency genetic selection procedure for light-driven proton-pumping in E. coli cells. Such a procedure would provide a positive selection method for proper folding and function of PRs in the E. coli membrane. (2) Characterize flash-induced absorption changes and photocurrents in PR variants in organisms from various environments, and their expression level and function when expressed in E. coli. Subaims are to: (a) elucidate the relationship of the transport mechanism to mechanisms of other microbial rhodopsins, some of which like PRs function as ion transporters and some of which use light energy to activate signaling pathways (sensory rhodopsins); and (b) identify important residues and chemical events in light-driven proton transport by PRs. In addition to their importance to the energy of the biosphere PRs have attracted interest for their potential for use in making photoenergy-transducing membranes for bioengineering applications.

Spudich, John L

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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detonation pressure  

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detonation pressure ? Detonationsdruck m [Er ist dem Quadrat der Detonationsgeschwindigkeit und der Sprengstoffdichte proportional

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure compensated flow control valve  

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The invention is an air flow control valve which is capable of maintaining a constant flow at the outlet despite changes in the inlet or outlet pressure. The device consists of a shell assembly with an inlet chamber and outlet chamber separated by a separation plate. The chambers are connected by an orifice. Also located within the inlet chamber is a port controller assembly. The port controller assembly consists of a differential pressure plate and port cap affixed thereon. The cap is able to slide in and out of the orifice separating the inlet and outlet chambers. When the pressure differential is sufficient, the differential pressure plate rises or falls to maintain a constant air flow. Movement of the port controller assembly does not require the use of seals, diaphragms, tight tolerances, bushings, bearings, hinges, guides, or lubricants.

Minteer, Daniel J. (West Richland, WA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steerable vertical to horizontal energy transducer for mobile robots  

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The present invention provides a steerable vertical to horizontal energy transducer for mobile robots that less complex and requires less power than two degree of freedom tilt mechanisms. The present invention comprises an end effector that, when mounted with a hopping actuator, translates along axis (typically vertical) actuation into combined vertical and horizontal motion. The end effector, or foot, mounts with an end of the actuator that moves toward the support surface (typically a floor or the earth). The foot is shaped so that the first contact with the support surface is off the axis of the actuator. Off-axis contact with the support surface generates an on-axis force (typically resulting in vertical motion) and a moment orthogonal to the axis. The moment initiates a horizontal tumbling motion, and tilts the actuator so that its axis is oriented with a horizontal component and continued actuation generates both vertical and horizontal force.

Spletzer, Barry L. (Albuquerque, NM); Fischer, Gary J. (Albuquerque, NM); Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and numerical evaluation of electromagnetic acoustic transducer performance on steel materials  

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Experimental and numerical evaluation of electromagnetic acoustic transducer performance on steel 2011 Keywords: Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers Magnetostriction Lorentz force Steel a b s t r a c of the test object. A wide variety of steel materials is employed in many industrial applications, so

Nagy, Peter B.

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Carbon nanotubes based ultrasonic transducer: realization process, morphological and mechanical properties  

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Carbon nanotubes based ultrasonic transducer: realization process, morphological and mechanical in cementitous materials, carbon nanotubes based capacitive ultrasonic transducers (cMUT) are promising sensors (1 µm²). In the proposed device, the cMUT membrane is made of aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Pressure &Pressure & TemperatureTemperature  

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to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer toprobe to measure atmospheric pressure, and thermometer to measure air temperature.measure air temperature.measure air temperature.measure air temperature

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Non-destructive evaluation means and method of flaw reconstruction utilizing an ultrasonic multi-viewing transducer data acquistion system  

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A multi-viewing ultrasound transducer acquisition system for non-destructive evaluation, flaw detection and flaw reconstruction in materials. A multiple transducer assembly includes a central transducer surrounded by a plurality of perimeter transducers, each perimeter transducer having an axis of transmission which can be angularly oriented with respect to the axis of transmission of the central transducer to intersect the axis of transmission of the central transducer. A control apparatus automatically and remotely positions the transducer assembly with respect to the material by a positioning apparatus and adjusts the pe GRANT REFERENCE This invention was conceived and reduced to practice at least in part under a grant from the Department of Energy under Contract No. W-7407-ENG-82.

Thompson, Donald O. (Ames, IA); Wormley, Samuel J. (Ames, IA)

1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Wavefield of an Ultrasonic Angle Beam Shear Wave Transducer: An Elastodynamic Approach  

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Inspection of welded plate and pipe assemblies with ultrasonic angle beam shear wave transducers is an important and common application of ultrasonic NDE. With the advent of the Thompson and Gray measurement m...

Terence P. Lerch; Lester W. Schmerr…

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon micromachined ultrasonic immersion transducers H. T. Soh, I. Ladabaum,a)  

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areas. In order to harness the practical potential of ultrasound, transducers capable of emitting consequently requires a large activation force. Large Coulombic forces are realized when an electrical potential is applied across a small gap.

Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

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Piezoelectric transducer based miniature catheter for ultrahigh speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography  

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We developed a piezoelectric transducer (PZT) based miniature catheter with an outer diameter of 3 mm for ultrahigh speed endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) using Fourier domain modelocked (FDML) laser at a 480 ...

Tsai, Tsung-Han

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A Feasibility Study of Commercially Available Audio Transducers in ABR Studies  

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Among numerous sources of electrical interference, stimulus artifact produced by the audio transducer (typically headphones or earphones) affects the features of an auditory Brainstem Response (ABR). At high s...

A. De Silva; M. Schier

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential Equations  

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Modelica is a powerful language for describing the ... mathematical equations. We begin our discussion of Modelica by showing how simple systems of differential equations can be expressed using Modelica. The expr...

Michael Tiller Ph.D.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linking pore-scale interfacial curvature to column-scale capillary pressure  

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Synchrotron-based tomographic datasets of oil-water drainage and imbibition cycles have been analyzed to quantify phase saturations and interfacial curvature as well as connected and disconnected fluid configurations. This allows for close observation of the drainage and imbibition processes, assessment of equilibrium states, and studying the effects of fluid phase disconnection and reconnection on the resulting capillary pressures and interfacial curvatures. Based on this analysis estimates of capillary pressure calculated from interfacial curvature can be compared to capillary pressure measured externally with a transducer. Results show good agreement between curvature-based and transducer-based measurements when connected phase interfaces are considered. Curvature measurements show a strong dependence on whether an interface is formed by connected or disconnected fluid and the time allowed for equilibration. The favorable agreement between curvature-based and transducer-based capillary pressure measurements shows promise for the use of image-based estimates of capillary pressure for interfaces that cannot be probed with external transducers as well as opportunities for a detailed assessment of interfacial curvature during drainage and imbibition.

Armstrong, Ryan T.; Porter, Mark L.; Wildenschild, Dorthe (Oregon State U.); (LANL)

2012-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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An ultrasonic transducer transient compensator design based on a simplified Variable Structure Control algorithm  

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Abstract A non-linear control method, known as Variable Structure Control (VSC), is employed to reduce the duration of ultrasonic (US) transducer transients. A physically realizable system using a simplified form of the VSC algorithm is proposed for standard piezoelectric transducers and simulated. Results indicate a VSC-controlled transmitter reduces the transient duration to less than a carrier wave cycle. Applications include high capacity ultrasound communication and localization systems.

Shaodong Ma; Antony J. Wilkinson; Kevin S. Paulson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential probes aid flow measurement  

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Nonconstricting differential pressure flow probes which help solve the problems of clogging, wear, and pressure loss at the Seawater Filtration Facility in Saudi Arabia are described. Treated seawater is pumped into oil-bearing formations for secondary recovery. Figures showing principle of operation for probes, installation schematic and long-term accuracy results (flow probes vs. orifice meters) are presented. The new diamond-shaped design flow sensor offers accurate flow measurement with low permanent pressure loss, which translates into cost savings for the operator.

Mesnard, D.R.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Osmotic Pressure  

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... Whetham in which he attempts to consign actual experimental work on osmotic pressure to the humble rôle of showing how far the assumptions made in so-called thermodynamical proofs can be ... actual osmotic processes, and that the experimental work on osmotic pressure does not play that humble rôle to which Mr. Whetham would consign it. ...

LOUIS KAHLENBERG

1906-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave induced residual pore-water pressures in sandbeds  

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for her help in typing and proofreading the text, and especially for her undying moral support during our stay in College Station. ACKNOWLED6NENTS The author is grateful to Drs. John B. Herbich and Wayne A. Dunlap for their advice and guidance... Size Analysis for Glass Beads . . . . . . . . 24 Waterproof Housing for Pressure Transducers 27 10 Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 Experiment 5 Experiment 6 32 33 34 35 36 37 12 13 Effect of Residual Pore...

DeVries, Jack Walter

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental analysis of pressure distribution in a twin screw compressor for multiphase duties  

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This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation of pressure distribution inside working chamber of a twin screw compressor for multiphase duties. A mathematical model for describing the pressure distribution inside working chamber is proposed. By means of a small pressure transducer embedded into the groove at the root of the rotor, the pressure distributions of a multiphase compressor under various running conditions have been recorded successfully to verify the model. It is found that the pressure curve during the discharge process has a higher level under the conditions of the lower gas void fraction, higher discharge pressure, higher rotational speed and higher inlet pressure. The pressure distribution calculated by model in this paper shows good agreement with the data recorded by a small pressure sensor in a prototype multiphase compressor at the high gas void fractions under different operating conditions. (author)

Cao, Feng; Gao, Tieyu; Li, Songshan; Xing, Ziwen; Shu, Pengcheng [School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of the Integral Load Cell transducer for vibration measurement  

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1gnal of 28 Proximi ty Probe Shaft Motion Non-linear Amplifier Time Trace Spectrum Analyzer Frequency Spectrum D. C. Biasing Power Source F1g. 15 Prox1m1ty probe 29 about 2. 5 NHz which produces a magnetic field extencing for about 0..., 13, 14, 15]: 34 To Analyzer Permanent Magnet Coi I Spring Fig. 1 8 Typical electrodynamic velocity transducer 35 a = velocity of seismic mass relative to coil w = frequency of vibration a = phase lag of transducer = natural frequency...

Goggin, David Galen

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new use for the Wheatstone bridge and transducer elements in measuring and computing  

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zneasureznent computing system panel is shown in Figure 7. Figure 8 pictures the complete test set-up on the axial fan-dynamometer set. The vibration of the motor causes the force transducer to EXTERNAL INPUT SWITCH NF 5h -90 EXTERNAL OUTPUT EXTERNAL... zneasureznent computing system panel is shown in Figure 7. Figure 8 pictures the complete test set-up on the axial fan-dynamometer set. The vibration of the motor causes the force transducer to EXTERNAL INPUT SWITCH NF 5h -90 EXTERNAL OUTPUT EXTERNAL...

Jobe, William Dibrell

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for non-contact, acoustic resonance determination of intraocular pressure  

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Apparatus and method for measuring intraocular pressure changes in an eye under investigation by detection of vibrational resonances therein. An ultrasonic transducer operating at its resonant frequency is amplitude modulated and swept over a range of audio frequencies in which human eyes will resonate. The output therefrom is focused onto the eye under investigation, and the resonant vibrations of the eye observed using a fiber-optic reflection vibration sensor. Since the resonant frequency of the eye is dependent on the pressure therein, changes in intraocular pressure may readily be determined after a baseline pressure is established.

Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM); Wray, William O. (Los Alamos, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for non-contact, acoustic resonance determination of intraocular pressure  

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The apparatus and method for measuring intraocular pressure changes in an eye under investigation by detection of vibrational resonances therein. An ultrasonic transducer operating at its resonant frequency is amplitude modulated and swept over a range of audio frequencies in which human eyes will resonate. The output therefrom is focused onto the eye under investigation, and the resonant vibrations of the eye observed using a fiber-optic reflection vibration sensor. Since the resonant frequency of the eye is dependent on the pressure therein, changes in intraocular pressure may readily be determined after a baseline pressure is established. 3 figures.

Sinha, D.N.; Wray, W.O.

1994-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of lambda unc transducing bacteriophages in genetic and biochemical characterization of H+-ATPase mutants of Escherichia coli.  

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...LAMBDA unc TRANSDUCING PHAGES 1085 .: *4.m .:A a 5 FIG. 4...determined. VOL. 156, 1983 1086 MOSHER, PETERS, AND FILLINGAME...LAMBDA unc TRANSDUCING PHAGES 1089 cases, weak growth in the complementation...Annu. Rev. Biochem. 49:1079-1113. 16. F1nme, R. H...

M E Mosher; L K Peters; R H Fillingame

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE POWER OF EXTENDED TOP-DOWN TREE TRANSDUCERS ANDREAS MALETTIy, JONATHAN GRAEHLz, MARK HOPKINSx, exh KEVIN KNIGHT{  

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E puttionl linguistis @see PQD PH for surveysA were one tightly integrtedF por exmE pleD topEdown treeTHE POWER OF EXTENDED TOP-DOWN TREE TRANSDUCERS £ ANDREAS MALETTIy, JONATHAN GRAEHLz, MARK HOPKINSx, exh KEVIN KNIGHT{ Abstract. Extended top-down tree transducers (transducteurs generalises descendants

Reyle, Uwe

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Waterless Coupling of Ultrasound from Planar Contact Transducers to Curved and Irregular Surfaces during Non-destructive Ultrasonic Evaluations  

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The Applied Physics group at the Pacific The Applied Physics group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA has evaluated a method for waterless/liquidless coupling of ultrasonic energy from planar ultrasonic contact transducers to irregular test surfaces for ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation applications. Dry couplant material placed between a planar transducer face and a curved or uneven steel or plastic surface allows for effective sound energy coupling and preserves the integrity of the planar transducer sound field by serving as an acoustic impedance matching layer, providing good surface area contact between geometrically dissimilar surfaces and conforming to rough and unsmooth surfaces. Sound fields radiating from planar ultrasonic contact transducers coupled to curved and uneven surfaces using the dry coupling method were scanned and mapped using a Pinducer receiver connected to a raster scanner. Transducer sound field coverage at several ultrasonic frequencies and several distances from the transducer contact locations were found to be in good agreement with theoretical beam divergence and sound field coverage predictions for planar transducers coupled to simple, planar surfaces. This method is valuable for applications that do not allow for the use of traditional liquid-based ultrasonic couplants due to the sensitivity of the test materials to liquids and for applications that might otherwise require curved transducers or custom coupling wedges. The selection of dry coupling material is reported along with the results of theoretical sound field predictions, the laboratory testing apparatus and the empirical sound field data.

Denslow, Kayte M.; Diaz, Aaron A.; Jones, Anthony M.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Cinson, Anthony D.; Wells, Mondell D.

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

88

Bacteriophage lambda vector for transducing a cDNA clone library into mammalian cells.  

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...for transducing a cDNA clone library into mammalian cells. H Okayama...mammalian cells with a cDNA clone library constructed with the pcD expression...cells and still leave enough space for insertion of the pcD recombinants...relatively easy to transfer a cDNA library containing cDNAs in a wide...

H Okayama; P Berg

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Hypothesis Preservation Approach to Scene Text Recognition with Weighted Finite-State Transducer  

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This paper shows that the use of Weighted Finite-State Transducer (WFST) significantly eliminates large-scale ambiguity in scene text recognition, especially for Japanese Kanji characters. The proposed method consists of two WFSTs called WFST-OCR and ... Keywords: scene text, natural scene, character recognition, text extraction, WFST, Kanji character

Takafumi Yamazoe; Minoru Etoh; Takeshi Yoshimura; Kousuke Tsujino

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

A complete FE simulation tools for NDT inspections with piezoelectric transducers  

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inspection system involves the generation, propagation and reception of short transient signals geometries. To accurately model the sensitivity in transmission and reception of such sensors, a transientA complete FE simulation tools for NDT inspections with piezoelectric transducers S. Imperialea

Boyer, Edmond

91

Surface acoustic wave generation and detection using graphene interdigitated transducers on lithium niobate  

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We demonstrate the feasibility of using graphene as a conductive electrode for the generation and detection of surface acoustic waves at 100?s of MHz on a lithium niobate substrate. The graphene interdigitated transducers (IDTs) show sensitivity to doping and temperature, and the characteristics of the IDTs are discussed in the context of a lossy transmission line model.

Mayorov, A. S.; Hunter, N.; Muchenje, W.; Wood, C. D.; Rosamond, M.; Linfield, E. H.; Davies, A. G.; Cunningham, J. E. [School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft-X-Ray-Charged Vertical Electrets and Its Application to Electrostatic Transducers  

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Soft-X-Ray-Charged Vertical Electrets and Its Application to Electrostatic Transducers Makoto A novel charging method for vertical electrets in narrow gaps using soft X-rays has been developed is necessary after charging the electrets. Recently, we have developed a new charging method using soft X-ray

Kasagi, Nobuhide

93

Measuring the pressures across microfluidic droplets with an optical tweezer  

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Measuring the pressures across microfluidic droplets with an optical tweezer Yuhang Jin,1 Antony a novel technique that enables pressure measurements to be made in microfluidic chips using optical trapping. Pressure differentials across droplets in a microfluidic channel are determined by monitoring

94

System for pressure letdown of abrasive slurries  

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A system and method for releasing erosive slurries from containment at high pressure without subjecting valves to highly erosive slurry flow. The system includes a pressure letdown tank disposed below the high-pressure tank, the two tanks being connected by a valved line communicating the gas phases and a line having a valve and choke for a transfer of liquid into the letdown tank. The letdown tank has a valved gas vent and a valved outlet line for release of liquid. In operation, the gas transfer line is opened to equalize pressure between tanks so that a low level of liquid flow occurs. The letdown tank is then vented, creating a high-pressure differential between the tanks. At this point, flow between tanks is controlled by the choke. High-velocity, erosive flow through a high-pressure outlet valve is prevented by equalizing the start up pressure and thereafter limiting flow with the choke.

Kasper, Stanley (Pittsburgh, PA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Fuel cell system shutdown with anode pressure control  

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A venting methodology and pressure sensing and vent valving arrangement for monitoring anode bypass valve operating during the normal shutdown of a fuel cell apparatus of the type used in vehicle propulsion systems. During a normal shutdown routine, the pressure differential between the anode inlet and anode outlet is monitored in real time in a period corresponding to the normal closing speed of the anode bypass valve and the pressure differential at the end of the closing cycle of the anode bypass valve is compared to the pressure differential at the beginning of the closing cycle. If the difference in pressure differential at the beginning and end of the anode bypass closing cycle indicates that the anode bypass valve has not properly closed, a system controller switches from a normal shutdown mode to a rapid shutdown mode in which the anode inlet is instantaneously vented by rapid vents.

Clingerman, Bruce J. (Palmyra, NY); Doan, Tien M. (Columbia, MD); Keskula, Donald H. (Webster, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials issues in high temperature ultrasonic transducers for under-sodium viewing  

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Liquid sodium is used as the coolant in some fast spectrum nuclear reactors. This material is optically opaque. To facilitate operations and maintenance activities, an ultrasonic under-sodium viewing system has been developed. In the USA, the technology was successfully demonstrated in the 1970s and, over the intervening 30+ years, the capability was lost. This paper reports materials challenges encountered in developing both single-element and linear phased-array 2-MHz transducers that must operate at temperatures up to 260 deg. C. The critical issues are fundamentally material selection: the ability of a transducer to be immersed into liquid sodium and function at 260 deg. C, to achieve wetting and transmission of ultrasound into the sodium, and to be able to be removed and re-used.

Bond, L. J.; Griffin, J. W.; Posakony, G. J.; Harris, R. V.; Baldwin, D. L. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354 (United States)

2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum dot coating of baculoviral vectors enables visualization of transduced cells and tissues  

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Highlights: •The use of quantum dot (QD)-labeled viral vectors for in vivo imaging is not well investigated. •A new method to label enveloped baculovirus with glutathione-capped CdTe QDs is developed. •The labeling enables the identification of transduced, cultured cells based on fluorescence. •The labeling also allows evaluation of viral transduction in a real-time manner in living mice. •The method has the potential to assess viral vector-based gene therapy protocols in future. -- Abstract: Imaging of transduced cells and tissues is valuable in developing gene transfer vectors and evaluating gene therapy efficacy. We report here a simple method to use bright and photostable quantum dots to label baculovirus, an emerging gene therapy vector. The labeling was achieved through the non-covalent interaction of glutathione-capped CdTe quantum dots with the virus envelope, without the use of chemical conjugation. The quantum dot labeling was nondestructive to viral transduction function and enabled the identification of baculoviral vector-transduced, living cells based on red fluorescence. When the labeled baculoviral vectors were injected intravenously or intraventricularly for in vivo delivery of a transgene into mice, quantum dot fluorescence signals allow us monitor whether or not the injected tissues were transduced. More importantly, using a dual-color whole-body imaging technology, we demonstrated that in vivo viral transduction could be evaluated in a real-time manner in living mice. Thus, our method of labeling a read-to-use gene delivery vector with quantum dots could be useful towards the improvement of vector design and will have the potential to assess baculovirus-based gene therapy protocols in future.

Zhao, Ying; Lo, Seong Loong [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore)] [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore); Zheng, Yuangang [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore (Singapore)] [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore (Singapore); Lam, Dang Hoang [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore) [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore); Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Singapore); Wu, Chunxiao [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore)] [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore); Han, Ming Yong [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore (Singapore)] [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore (Singapore); Wang, Shu, E-mail: dbsws@nus.edu.sg [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore) [Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (Singapore); Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Singapore)

2013-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Loss- and Gain-of-Function Mutations in the F1-HAMP Region of the Escherichia coli Aerotaxis Transducer Aer  

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...segment and thereby affect the efficiency of the PAS maturation process...independently sense intracellular energy levels and transduce oxygen, redox, and energy signals for Escherichia coli...the cell's run/tumble swimming pattern and modulated that...

Maria del Carmen Burón-Barral; Khoosheh K. Gosink; John S. Parkinson

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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"Millikan oil drops" as quantum transducers between electromagnetic and gravitational radiation  

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Pairs of Planck-mass-scale drops of superfluid helium coated by electrons (i.e., "Millikan oil drops"), when levitated in the presence of strong magnetic fields and at low temperatures, can be efficient quantum transducers between electromagnetic (EM) and gravitational (GR) radiation. A Hertz-like experiment, in which EM waves are converted at the source into GR waves, and then back-converted at the receiver from GR waves back into EM waves, should be practical to perform. This would open up observations of the gravity-wave analog of the Cosmic Microwave Background from the extremely early Big Bang, and also communications directly through the interior of the Earth.

Raymond Y. Chiao

2007-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Beamforming for vibro?acoustography using a 1.75D array transducer.  

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Vibro?acoustography is an ultrasound?based imaging modality that maps the acoustic response of an object induced by acoustic radiation force. The method employs two ultrasound beams with frequencies separated by a small difference typically in the kilohertz range. Using a 1.75D array transducer which has multiple rows of elements offers an advantage over linear array transducers because it allows for focusing in the elevation direction. We have performed simulations of different arrangements for the apertures assigned to the two ultrasound frequencies and evaluated resolution and sidelobe levels for different arrangements. However the large size of the elements produces grating lobes in the transmitted fields. We will describe metrics for evaluating grating lobe levels compared to the main lobe of the transmitted field as a quantitative approach to optimize aperture design. We present experimental measurements of the transmitted field and compare with simulation results. Finally we present imaging results from phantom experiments. This beamforming study is directed toward improving vibro?acoustography image formation using a General Electric Vivid 7 scanner for breast and thyroid imaging. [Mayo Clinic and two of the authors have potential financial interest related to devices or technology referenced above. Work supported by NIH Grant No. R21CA121579 and AIUM Award No. AIUM?EER#1.

Matthew W. Urban; Mostafa Fatemi; Azra Alizad

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Apparatus and method for direct measurement of coal ash sintering and fusion properties at elevated temperatures and pressures  

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A high-pressure microdilatometer is provided for measuring the sintering and fusion properties of various coal ashes under the influence of elevated pressures and temperatures in various atmospheres. Electrical resistivity measurements across a sample of coal ash provide a measurement of the onset of the sintering and fusion of the ash particulates while the contraction of the sample during sintering is measured with a linear variable displacement transducer for detecting the initiation of sintering. These measurements of sintering in coal ash at different pressures provide a mechanism by which deleterious problems due to the sintering and fusion of ash in various combustion systems can be minimized or obviated.

Khan, M. Rashid (Morgantown, WV)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attachment 4 Filter Differential Pressures r1.xls  

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PressurePressure Indiana Coal Characteristics  

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TimeTime PressurePressure · Indiana Coal Characteristics · Indiana Coals for Coke · Coal Indiana Total Consumption Electricity 59,664 Coke 4,716 Industrial 3,493 Major Coal- red power plantsTransportation in Indiana · Coal Slurry Ponds Evaluation · Site Selection for Coal Gasification · Coal-To-Liquids Study, CTL

Fernández-Juricic, Esteban

104

Saturation meter  

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A saturation meter for use in a pressurized water reactor plant comprising a differential pressure transducer having a first and second pressure sensing means and an alarm. The alarm is connected to the transducer and is preset to activate at a level of saturation prior to the formation of a steam void in the reactor vessel.

Gregurech, S.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Development of electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) phased arrays for SFR inspection  

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A long-standing problem for Sodium cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) instrumentation is the development of efficient under-sodium visualization systems adapted to the hot and opaque sodium environment. Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers (EMAT) are potential candidates for a new generation of Ultrasonic Testing (UT) probes well-suited for SFR inspection that can overcome drawbacks of classical piezoelectric probes in sodium environment. Based on the use of new CIVA simulation tools, we have designed and optimized an advanced EMAT probe for under-sodium visualization. This has led to the development of a fully functional L-wave EMAT sensing system composed of 8 elements and a casing withstanding 200° C sodium inspection. Laboratory experiments demonstrated the probe's ability to sweep an ultrasonic beam to an angle of 15 degrees. Testing in a specialized sodium facility has shown that it was possible to obtain pulse-echo signals from a target under several different angles from a fixed position.

Le Bourdais, Florian; Marchand, Benoît [CEA LIST, Centre de Saclay F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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An Inside Job: Hacking into Janus Kinase/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription Signaling Cascades by the Intracellular Protozoan Toxoplasma gondii  

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...February 2012 review-article Minireview An Inside Job: Hacking into Janus Kinase/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription...signaling. J. Immunol. 176 :1840-1847. An inside job: hacking into Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription...

Eric Y. Denkers; David J. Bzik; Barbara A. Fox; Barbara A. Butcher

2011-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffraction Phenomena with CO-Axial Plane Piston Transducers A. Goldstein",D. R. Gandhi*, W. D. O'Brien, Jr.'  

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Diffraction Phenomena with CO-Axial Plane Piston Transducers A. Goldstein",D. R. Gandhi*, W. D. O, circular plane piston transducers. The transient and steady-state relations [11for the various maxima of Beissner an The unfocused circular plane piston effective radius can be determined accurately from

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108

Magnetic instabilities in collisionless astrophysical rotating plasma with anisotropic pressure  

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A technique is developed for analytical study of instabilities in collisionless astrophysical rotating plasma with anisotropic pressure that may lead to magnetic turbulence. Description is based on a pair of equations for perturbations of the radial magnetic field and the sum of magnetic field and perpendicular plasma pressures. From these equations, a canonical second-order differential equation for the perturbed radial magnetic field is derived and, subsequently, the dispersion relation for local perturbations. The paper predicts two varieties of hybrid instabilities due to the effects of differential plasma rotation and pressure anisotropy: The rotational-firehose and rotational-mirror ones. When the gravitation force is weak compared with the perpendicular pressure gradient, a new family of instabilities (the pressure-gradient-driven) is revealed.

Mikhailovskii, A. B.; Pustovitov, V. D.; Erokhin, N. N. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, 1, Kurchatov Sq., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Lominadze, J. G. [Kharadze Abastumani National Astrophysical Observatory, 2a, Kazbegi Ave., Tbilisi 0160 (Georgia); Nodia Institute of Geophysics, 1, Aleksidze Str., Tbilisi 0193 (Georgia); Smolyakov, A. I. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, 1, Kurchatov Sq., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon S7N 5E2 (Canada); Churikov, A. P. [Syzran Branch of Samara Technical University, 45, Sovetskaya Str., Syzran, Samara Region 446001 (Russian Federation)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the air coupling of bulk piezoelectric transducers with wedges of power-law profiles: A numerical study  

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-resolution imaging in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of elastic structures [1,2]. Other applications include medical needs (imaging, hyperthermia, and lithotripsy) [3] and underwater communication [4]. NDE tech- niques and micro-machined ultrasonic transducers (MUTs). The first category is still used extensively for NDE

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An Arabidopsis Glutathione Peroxidase Functions as Both a Redox Transducer and a Scavenger in Abscisic Acid and Drought Stress Responses  

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...Functions as Both a Redox Transducer and a Scavenger in Abscisic Acid and Drought Stress Responses [W] Yuchen Miao a b Dong Lv a Pengcheng Wang a Xue-Chen Wang b Jia Chen b Chen Miao a Chun-Peng Song a 1 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail...

Yuchen Miao; Dong Lv; Pengcheng Wang; Xue-Chen Wang; Jia Chen; Chen Miao; Chun-Peng Song

2006-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, 2003 1 Analysis of hybrid PMN/Terfenol broadband transducers in  

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SPIE 10th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, 2003 1 Analysis, electroacoustic theory, and linearized constitutive relationships for each class of smart material for low transducers employ a single smart material element, usually a piezoelectric stack, but recent U.S. Navy

112

Pressure reducing regulator  

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A pressure reducing regulator that controls its downstream or outlet pressure to a fixed fraction of its upstream or inlet pressure is disclosed. The regulator includes a housing which may be of a titanium alloy, within which is located a seal or gasket at the outlet end which may be made of annealed copper, a rod, and piston, each of which may be made of high density graphite. The regulator is insensitive to temperature by virtue of being without a spring or gas sealed behind a diaphragm, and provides a reference for a system in which it is being used. The rod and piston of the regulator are constructed, for example, to have a 1/20 ratio such that when the downstream pressure is less than 1/20 of the upstream pressure the regulator opens and when the downstream pressure exceeds 1/20 of the upstream pressure the regulator closes. 10 figs.

Whitehead, J.C.; Dilgard, L.W.

1995-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

113

Nanosized free-energy transducer F1-ATPase achieves 100% efficiency at finite time operation  

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The free-energy transduction at 100% efficiency is not prohibited by thermodynamic laws. However, it is usually reached only at the quasi-static limit such as the macroscopic piston pulled or pushed at the infinitely slow velocity. If we operate the piston quickly, turbulence is inevitable and irreversible heat dissipates through the microscopic degrees of freedom. Here, we evaluated the work performed by the nano-sized biological free-energy transducer F1-ATPase by single-molecule experiments on the basis of nonequilibrium theory. We show that the F1-ATPase achieves a nearly 100% free-energy conversion efficiency even far from quasistatic process for both the mechanical-to-chemical and chemical-to-mechanical transductions. Such a high efficiency at a finite-time operation is not expected for macroscopic engines and highlights a remarkable property of the nano-sized engines working in the energy scale of k_{B}T. Some of the microscopic degrees of freedom may not be hidden but accessible to the F1-ATPase. Henc...

Toyabe, Shoichi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic acoustic transducers for wall thickness applications in the petrochemical industry  

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Electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) are now becoming widely used in the field for example for boiler tube wall thickness surveys in Power Generation plant. In general EMATs work efficiently on steel components with a surface oxide layer where the oxides can be residual mill scale from the steel manufacturing process due to in-service growth in boilers or chemical processing plant. Very often these oxides have rough surfaces and have to be removed prior to conventional ultrasonic inspection. This can be both time consuming and costly in addition the removal of the protective oxide layer accelerates the future wall lose rate of the pipe or vessel. As well as the Power Generation application EMATs can also be used for ultrasonic inspection of petrochemical tubulars without having to remove oxides giving the same associated benefits. This paper presents results obtained from laboratory trials of EMAT thickness monitoring of petrochemical plant pipe samples and real EMAT surveys carried out on-site on refinery plant. In parallel with the practical application of EMATs we are studying the underlying physics of operation with the aim of predicting the EMAT performance for steels with and without oxide layers.

C. Edwards; S. Dixon; A. Widdowson; S. B. Palmer

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

High temperature pressure gauge  

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A high temperature pressure gauge comprising a pressure gauge positioned in fluid communication with one end of a conduit which has a diaphragm mounted in its other end. The conduit is filled with a low melting metal alloy above the diaphragm for a portion of its length with a high temperature fluid being positioned in the remaining length of the conduit and in the pressure gauge.

Echtler, J. Paul (Pittsburgh, PA); Scandrol, Roy O. (Library, PA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost, high-power mechanical impact transducers for sonar and acoustic through-wall surveillance applications  

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A new concept is presented for mechanical acoustic transmitters and matched resonant receivers. The lightweight, compact, and low-cost transmitters produce high-power acoustic pulses at one or more discrete frequencies with very little input power. The transducer systems are well suited for coupling acoustic pulse energy into dense media, such as walls and water. Applications of the impact transducers are discussed, including detection and tracking of humans through walls and long-duration underwater surveillance by a low-cost network of autonomous, self-recharging, battery-operated sonobuoys. A conceptual design of a sonobuoy surveillance network for harbors and littoral waters is presented. An impact-transmitter and matched-receiver system that detected human motion through thick walls with only rudimentary signal processing is described, and results are presented. Signal processing methods for increasing the signal-to-noise ratio by several tens of dB are discussed.

Felber, Franklin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Diagnostics of CFRP Composite Aircraft Components by Ultrasonic Guided Waves and Built-In Piezoelectric Transducers  

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To monitor in-flight damage and reduce life-cycle costs associated with CFRP composite aircraft, an autonomous built-in structural health monitoring (SHM) system is preferred over conventional maintenance routines and schedules. This thesis investigates the use of ultrasonic guided waves and piezoelectric transducers for the identification and localization of damage/defects occurring within critical components of CFRP composite aircraft wings, mainly the wing skin-to-spar joints. The guided wave approach for structural diagnostics was demonstrated by the dual application of active and passive monitoring techniques. For active interrogation, the guided wave propagation problem was initially studied numerically by a semi-analytical finite element method, which accounts for viscoelastic damping, in order to identify ideal mode-frequency combinations sensitive to damage occurring within CFRP bonded joints. Active guided wave tests across three representative wing skin-to-spar joints at ambient temperature were then conducted using attached Macro Fiber Composite (MFC) transducers. Results from these experiments demonstrate the importance of intelligent feature extraction for improving the sensitivity to damage. To address the widely neglected effects of temperature on guided wave base damage identification, analytical and experimental analyses were performed to characterize the influence of temperature on guided wave signal features. In addition, statistically-robust detection of simulated damage in a CFRP bonded joint was successfully achieved under changing temperature conditions through a dimensionally-low, multivariate statistical outlier analysis. The response of piezoceramic patches and MFC transducers to ultrasonic Rayleigh and Lamb wave fields was analytically derived and experimentally validated. This theory is useful for designing sensors which possess optimal sensitivity toward a given mode-frequency combination or for predicting the frequency dependent directivity patterns in a transducer's response. Based upon this theory, a novel approach was developed for passive damage and impact location in anisotropic or geometrically complex systems. The detection and location of simulated ''active'' damage or impacts was experimentally demonstrated on a scaled CFRP honeycomb sandwich wing skin using this technique.

Howard M. Matt

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive damping of beam vibrations through distributed electric networks and piezoelectric transducers: prototype design and experimental validation  

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The aim of this work is two-fold: to design devices for passive electric damping of structural vibrations by distributed piezoelectric transducers and electric networks, and to experimentally validate the effectiveness of such a damping concept. Two different electric networks are employed, namely a purely resistive network and an inductive-resistive one. The presented devices can be considered as distributed versions of the well-known resistive and resonant shunt of a single piezoelectric transducer. The technicalfeasibility and damping effectiveness of the proposed novel devices are assessed through the construction of an experimental prototype. Experimental results are shown to be in very good agreement with theoretical predictions. It is proved that the presented technique allows for a substantial reduction in the inductances used when compared with those required by the single resonant shunted transducer. In particular, it is shown that the required inductance decreases when the number of piezoelectric elements is increased. The electric networks are optimized in order to reduce forced vibrations close to the first resonance frequency. Nevertheless, the damping effectiveness for higher modes is experimentally proved. As well as specific results, fundamental theoretical and experimental considerations for passive distributed vibration control are provided.

F. dell'Isola; C. Maurini; M. Porfiri

2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

119

Using System Pressure Control to Improve the Compressed Air System at Goulds Pumps  

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psi. This close tolerance control is accomplished by the PLC-based SPC controller, which governs the main valve position with 16-bit resolution. The main control valve is a precision pneumatic valve with an electronic-to-pneumatic transducer... at other times were even greater, and Goulds plant engineering staff wanted to make improvements that would provide a more stable pressure. The period depicted around 6 a.m., is the beginning of the first production shift. Most or all of the key...

Caropolo, B.; Sember, P.; Glace, P.

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High-pressure crystallography  

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The history and development of high-pressure crystallography are briefly described and examples of structural transformations in compressed compounds are given. The review is focused on the diamond-anvil cell, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the principles of its operation and the impact it has had on high-pressure X-ray diffraction.

Katrusiak, A.

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Master external pressure charts  

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This paper presents a method to develop master external pressure charts from which individual external pressure charts for each material specification may be derived. The master external charts can represent a grouping of materials with similar chemical composition, similar stress-strain curves but produced to different strength levels. External pressure charts are used by various Sections of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes to design various components such as cylinders, sphered, formed heads, tubes, piping, rings and other components, subjected to external pressure or axial compression loads. These charts are pseudo stress-strain curves for groups of materials with similar stress-strain shapes. The traditional approach was originally developed in the 1940`s and is a graphical approach where slopes to the strain curves are drawn graphically from which pseudo-strain levels are calculated. The new method presented in this paper develops mathematical relationships for the material stress-strain curves and the external pressure charts. The method has the ability to calculate stress-strain curves from existing external pressure charts. The relationships are a function of temperature, the modulus of elasticity, yield strength, and two empirical material constants. In this approach, conservative assumptions used to assign materials to lower bound external pressure charts can be removed. This increases the buckling strength capability of many materials in the Code, providing economic benefits while maintaining the margin of safety specified by the Code criteria. The method can also reduce the number of material charts needed in the Code and provides for the capability to extend the existing pressure charts to higher design temperatures. The new method is shown to contain a number of improvements over the traditional approach and is presently under consideration by appropriate ASME Code committees.

Michalopoulos, E. [Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., CT (United States). Codes and Standards Dept.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric pressure  

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pressure pressure ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric pressure The pressure exerted by the atmosphere as a consequence of gravitational attraction exerted upon the "column" of air lying directly above the point in question. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments SONDE : Balloon-Borne Sounding System CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

123

High pressure counterflow CHF.  

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This is a report of the experimental results of a program in countercurrent flow critical heat flux. These experiments were performed with Freon 113 at 200 psia in order to model a high pressure water system. An internally ...

Walkush, Joseph Patrick

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Nonlinear optomechanical pressure  

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A transparent material exhibits ultra-fast optical nonlinearity and is subject to optical pressure if irradiated by a laser beam. However, the effect of nonlinearity on optical pressure is often overlooked, even if a nonlinear optical pressure may be potentially employed in many applications, as optical manipulation, biophysics, cavity optomechanics, quantum optics, optical tractors, and is relevant in fundamental problems as the Abraham-Minkoswky dilemma, or the Casimir effect. Here we show that an ultra-fast nonlinear polarization gives indeed a contribution to the optical pressure that also is negative in certain spectral ranges; the theoretical analysis is confirmed by first-principles simulations. An order of magnitude estimate shows that the effect can be observable by measuring the deflection of a membrane made by graphene.

Claudio Conti; Robert Boyd

2014-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

125

Pressure Relief Devices for High-Pressure Gaseous Storage Systems...  

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Pressure Relief Devices for High-Pressure Gaseous Storage Systems: Applicability to Hydrogen Technology A. Kostival, C. Rivkin, W. Buttner, and R. Burgess National Renewable Energy...

126

Image Charge Differential  

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Image Charge Differential Amplifier FT 0 Crude Oil Time (s) 543210 Frequency (kHz) m/z m q B f Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) uses the frequency of cyclotron motion of the ions in a static magnetic field to determine the mass-to-charge ratio, which is then used

Weston, Ken

127

Differential comparator cirucit  

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A differential comparator circuit for an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) or other application includes a plurality of differential comparators and a plurality of offset voltage generators. Each comparator includes first and second differentially connected transistor pairs having equal and opposite voltage offsets. First and second offset control transistors are connected in series with the transistor pairs respectively. The offset voltage generators generate offset voltages corresponding to reference voltages which are compared with a differential input voltage by the comparators. Each offset voltage is applied to the offset control transistors of at least one comparator to set the overall voltage offset of the comparator to a value corresponding to the respective reference voltage. The number of offset voltage generators required in an ADC application can be reduced by a factor of approximately two by applying the offset voltage from each offset voltage generator to two comparators with opposite logical sense such that positive and negative offset voltages are produced by each offset voltage generator.

Hickling, Ronald M. (Simi Valley, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Use of pressure transducers in laboratory experiments. II. Experimental verification of the Hagen–Poiseuille law. Application to viscosity measurement. Electrical analogy  

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As a continuation of part I of this work further experiments were designed for the physics class using pressuresensors. An experimental setup using a pressuresensor and two optical fibersensors makes it possible to verify the Hagen–Poiseuille equation to measure the viscosity of several gases and by analogy with an electric current circuit to verify that the parallel and series association of flow resistance may be solved as if they were electrical resistances.

L. Victoria; C. Molina; A. Arenas; J. A. Ibáñez

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Evaluation of layer thickness in human teeth using higher-order-mode leaky Lamb wave interdigital transducers  

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An ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation technique of the layer thickness in human teeth is proposed using a leaky Lamb wave device with two arch-shaped interdigital transducers, operating at a plate/water interface. The use of a higher-order-mode leaky Lamb wave with a phase velocity higher than the longitudinal wave velocity in the human tooth is essential to detect reflected ultrasound beams from the tooth section The layer thickness of dentin, estimated from the measured time interval between two reflected echoes, is in good agreement with the optically measured data.

Toda, Shinji; Fujita, Takeshi; Arakawa, Hirohisa; Toda, Kohji [Department of Dental and Public Health, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaoka, Yokosuka 238-8580 (Japan); Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National Defense Academy, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka 239-8686 (Japan); Department of Dental and Public Health, Kanagawa Dental College, 82 Inaoka, Yokosuka 238-8580 (Japan); Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National Defense Academy, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka 239-8686 (Japan)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

New Approaches to Differential Mobility Analysis for Airborne Measurements  

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to Differential Mobility to Differential Mobility Analysis for Airborne Measurements Rick Flagan Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 91125 Support: NSF, ONR, Davidow Foundation Differential Mobility Analysis Air Sample Aerosol Charger/Neutralizer (Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization) Sheath Air Q sh ~ 10 Q a Volumetric flow rate Q s Exhaust Q ex =Q sh Differential Mobility Analyzer DMA (Aerodynamic Analog of Sector Mass Spectrometer) E F e =eE F drag = 6πµR p V C slip (λ /R p ) CPC Q a =Q s Steady or Scanned Voltage Migration Velocity * Mobility * Peclet number for migration v E = Z p E Z p = n p e k B T D Pe mig = electrophoretic migration diffusive transport = bv E D = bn p eE k B T Singly Charged Particles  Radial DMA  Cylindrical DMA E = V b Pe = eV k B T E =

131

Experimental Study on the Influence of Initial Pressure on Explosion of Methane-coal Dust Mixtures  

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Abstract Methane-coal dust explosion belongs to chemical explosion which always directly causes fire disasters. When it comes to coal mine, the gas explosion easily leads to extensive burning and forms large area stereo fire finally, due to the big blast power and many combustible materials at the scene of an accident. In order to study the explosion characteristics of methane-coal dust mixture explosion as well as to reveal the effects of initial pressure on the explosion, a rectangular explosion test vessel which is 60 cm long and with 10 cm × 10 cm cross-section was used. Different initial pressures, such as 0.2 MPa, 0.25 MPa, 0.3 MPa and 0.35 MPa were considered in this paper. The explosion pressure was measured with PCB pressure transducers, and the maximum rate of explosion pressure rise was determined based on these measured data. The results show that the maximum explosion overpressure and maximum rate of overpressure rise increase with the increasing of the initial pressures and coal dust concentration.

Yuan Li; Hongli Xu; Xishi Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Differential transimpedance amplifier circuit for correlated differential amplification  

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A differential transimpedance amplifier circuit for correlated differential amplification. The amplifier circuit increase electronic signal-to-noise ratios in charge detection circuits designed for the detection of very small quantities of electrical charge and/or very weak electromagnetic waves. A differential, integrating capacitive transimpedance amplifier integrated circuit comprising capacitor feedback loops performs time-correlated subtraction of noise.

Gresham, Christopher A. (Albuquerque, NM); Denton, M. Bonner (Tucson, AZ); Sperline, Roger P. (Tucson, AZ)

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

133

Differentiation Self-renewal  

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Off state Ras Ras­GAP PI3K ERK1 ERK2 Differentiation SC1 SC1 Self-renewal Ras On state GDP GTP N NN the kinase enzyme Figure 1 | Chemically induced stem-cell self-renewal. Chen et al.2 have discovered, which promotes stem-cell self-renewal. Activated Ras also switches on the enzymes ERK1 and ERK2, which

Glyde, Henry R.

134

Temperature differential detection device  

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A temperature differential detection device for detecting the temperature differential between predetermined portions of a container wall is disclosed as comprising a Wheatstone bridge circuit for detecting resistance imbalance with a first circuit branch having a first elongated wire element mounted in thermal contact with a predetermined portion of the container wall, a second circuit branch having a second elongated wire element mounted in thermal contact with a second predetermined portion of a container wall with the wire elements having a predetermined temperature-resistant coefficient, an indicator interconnected between the first and second branches remote from the container wall for detecting and indicating resistance imbalance between the first and second wire elements, and connector leads for electrically connecting the wire elements to the remote indicator in order to maintain the respective resistance value relationship between the first and second wire elements. The indicator is calibrated to indicate the detected resistance imbalance in terms of a temperature differential between the first and second wall portions.

Girling, Peter M. (Allentown, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Saltstone Osmotic Pressure  

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Recent research into the moisture retention properties of saltstone suggest that osmotic pressure may play a potentially significant role in contaminant transport (Dixon et al., 2009 and Dixon, 2011). The Savannah River Remediation Closure and Disposal Assessments Group requested the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to conduct a literature search on osmotic potential as it relates to contaminant transport and to develop a conceptual model of saltstone that incorporates osmotic potential. This report presents the findings of the literature review and presents a conceptual model for saltstone that incorporates osmotic potential. The task was requested through Task Technical Request HLW-SSF-TTR-2013-0004. Simulated saltstone typically has very low permeability (Dixon et al. 2008) and pore water that contains a large concentration of dissolved salts (Flach and Smith 2013). Pore water in simulated saltstone has a high salt concentration relative to pore water in concrete and groundwater. This contrast in salt concentration can generate high osmotic pressures if simulated saltstone has the properties of a semipermeable membrane. Estimates of osmotic pressure using results from the analysis of pore water collected from simulated saltstone show that an osmotic pressure up to 2790 psig could be generated within the saltstone. Most semi-permeable materials are non-ideal and have an osmotic efficiency <1 and as a result actual osmotic pressures are less than theoretical pressures. Observations from laboratory tests of simulated saltstone indicate that it may exhibit the behavior of a semi-permeable membrane. After several weeks of back pressure saturation in a flexible wall permeameter (FWP) the membrane containing a simulated saltstone sample appeared to have bubbles underneath it. Upon removal from the FWP the specimen was examined and it was determined that the bubbles were due to liquid that had accumulated between the membrane and the sample. One possible explanation for the accumulation of solution between the membrane and sample is the development of osmotic pressure within the sample. Osmotic pressure will affect fluid flow and contaminant transport and may result in the changes to the internal structure of the semi-permeable material. B?nard et al. 2008 reported swelling of wet cured Portland cement mortars containing salts of NaNO{sub 3}, KNO{sub 3}, Na{sub 3}PO{sub 4}x12H {sub 2}O, and K{sub 3}PO{sub 4} when exposed to a dilute solution. Typically hydraulic head is considered the only driving force for groundwater in groundwater models. If a low permeability material containing a concentrated salt solution is present in the hydrogeologic sequence large osmotic pressures may develop and lead to misinterpretation of groundwater flow and solute transport. The osmotic pressure in the semi-permeable material can significantly impact groundwater flow in the vicinity of the semi-permeable material. One possible outcome is that groundwater will flow into the semi-permeable material resulting in hydrologic containment within the membrane. Additionally, hyperfiltration can occur within semi-permeable materials when water moves through a membrane into the more concentrated solution and dissolved constituents are retained in the lower concentration solution. Groundwater flow and transport equations that incorporate chemical gradients (osmosis) have been developed. These equations are referred to as coupled flow equations. Currently groundwater modeling to assess the performance of saltstone waste forms is conducted using the PORFLOW groundwater flow and transport model. PORFLOW does not include coupled flow from chemico-osmotic gradients and therefore numerical simulation of the effect of coupled flow on contaminant transport in and around saltstone cannot be assessed. Most natural semi-permeable membranes are non-ideal membranes and do not restrict all movement of solutes and as a result theoretical osmotic potential is not realized. Osmotic efficiency is a parameter in the coupled flow equation that accounts for the

Nichols, Ralph L.; Dixon, Kenneth L.

2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

136

Reference Handbook: Pressure detectors  

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide Rocky Flats personnel with the information necessary to understand pressure detection. Upon completion of this handbook you should be able to do the following: Define pressure in terms of force and area. Describe the basic operating principles of the U-Tube Manometer. Demonstrate proper techniques for reading Manometers. Describe the basic operating principles of the three types of Bourdon Tubes. Explain the difference between diaphragm. and bellows-type pressure measurement devices. This handbook is designed for use by experienced Rocky Flats operators to reinforce and improve their current knowledge level, and by entry-level operators to ensure that they possess a minimum level of fundamental knowledge. Pressure Detectors is applicable to many job classifications and can be used as a reference for classroom work or for self-study. Although this reference handbook is by no means all-encompassing, you will gain enough information about this subject area to assist you in contributing to the safe operations of Rocky Flats Plant.

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1990-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

137

Putting the Squeeze on Biology: Biomolecules Under Pressure  

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Modest pressures encountered in the biosphere (i.e., below a few kbar) have extraordinary effects on biomembranes and proteins. These include pressure denaturation of proteins, dramatic changes in protein-protein association, substrate binding, membrane ion transport, DNA transcription, virus infectivity, and enzyme kinetics. Yet all of the biomaterials involved are highly incompressible. The challenge to the physicist is to understand the structural coupling between these effects and pressure to elucidate the relevant mechanisms. X-ray diffraction studies of membranes and proteins under pressure will be described. It is seen that it is not so much the magnitude of the changes, but rather the differential compressibilities of different parts of the structure that are responsible for effects.

Sol Gruner

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

138

Magnetic differential torque sensor  

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A new torque sensor structure is presented. The basic idea is a simple torque sensor with a variable magnetic circuit excited by an axially magnetized permanent magnet ring. The circuit is constituted by iron toothed rings, whose teeth relative position changes whenever an applied torque twists the rotating shaft. A Hall probe measures the induction in an airgap where the induction is uniform. The new structure is an association of two previous ones, thus creating a differential system with the related advantages: diminution of thermal drifts, zero mean value for the signal. The new magnetic circuit is studied by calculating equivalent reluctances through energy calculations and by using electrical analogies.

Lemarquand, V.; Lemarquand, G. [Univ. de Savoie, Annecy-le-Vieux (France)] [Univ. de Savoie, Annecy-le-Vieux (France)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Microhole High-Pressure Jet Drill for Coiled Tubing  

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Tempress Small Mechanically-Assisted High-Pressure Waterjet Drilling Tool project centered on the development of a downhole intensifier (DHI) to boost the hydraulic pressure available from conventional coiled tubing to the level required for high-pressure jet erosion of rock. We reviewed two techniques for implementing this technology (1) pure high-pressure jet drilling and (2) mechanically-assisted jet drilling. Due to the difficulties associated with modifying a downhole motor for mechanically-assisted jet drilling, it was determined that the pure high-pressure jet drilling tool was the best candidate for development and commercialization. It was also determined that this tool needs to run on commingled nitrogen and water to provide adequate downhole differential pressure and to facilitate controlled pressure drilling and descaling applications in low pressure wells. The resulting Microhole jet drilling bottomhole assembly (BHA) drills a 3.625-inch diameter hole with 2-inch coil tubing. The BHA consists of a self-rotating multi-nozzle drilling head, a high-pressure rotary seal/bearing section, an intensifier and a gas separator. Commingled nitrogen and water are separated into two streams in the gas separator. The water stream is pressurized to 3 times the inlet pressure by the downhole intensifier and discharged through nozzles in the drilling head. The energy in the gas-rich stream is used to power the intensifier. Gas-rich exhaust from the intensifier is conducted to the nozzle head where it is used to shroud the jets, increasing their effective range. The prototype BHA was tested at operational pressures and flows in a test chamber and on the end of conventional coiled tubing in a test well. During instrumented runs at downhole conditions, the BHA developed downhole differential pressures of 74 MPa (11,000 psi, median) and 90 MPa (13,000 psi, peaks). The median output differential pressure was nearly 3 times the input differential pressure available from the coiled tubing. In a chamber test, the BHA delivered up to 50 kW (67 hhp) hydraulic power. The tool drilled uncertified class-G cement samples cast into casing at a rate of 0.04 to 0.17 m/min (8 to 33 ft/hr), within the range projected for this tool but slower than a conventional PDM. While the tool met most of the performance goals, reliability requires further improvement. It will be difficult for this tool, as currently configured, to compete with conventional positive displacement downhole motors for most coil tubing drill applications. Mechanical cutters on the rotating nozzle head would improve cutting. This tool can be easily adapted for well descaling operations. A variant of the Microhole jet drilling gas separator was further developed for use with positive displacement downhole motors (PDM) operating on commingled nitrogen and water. A fit-for-purpose motor gas separator was designed and yard tested within the Microhole program. Four commercial units of that design are currently involved in a 10-well field demonstration with Baker Oil Tools in Wyoming. Initial results indicate that the motor gas separators provide significant benefit.

Ken Theimer; Jack Kolle

2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

140

High pressure oxygen furnace  

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A high temperature high pressure oxygen furnace having a hybrid partially externally heated construction is disclosed. A metallic bar fabricated from an alloy having a composition of at least 45% nickel, 15% chrome, and 10% tungsten is utilized, the preferred alloy including 55% nickel, 22% chrome, 14% tungsten, 2% molybdenum, 3% iron (maximum) and 5% cobalt (maximum). The disclosed alloy is fabricated into 11/4 inch bar stock and has a length of about 17 inches. This bar stock is gun drilled for over 16 inches of its length with 0.400 inch aperture to define a closed high temperature, high pressure oxygen chamber. The opposite and closed end of the bar is provided with a small support aperture into which both a support and a thermocouple can be inserted. The closed end of the gun drilled bar is inserted into an oven, preferably heated by standard nickel chrome electrical elements and having a heavily insulated exterior. 5 figs.

Morris, D.E.

1992-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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141

High pressure oxygen furnace  

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A high temperature high pressure oxygen furnace having a hybrid partially externally heated construction is disclosed. A metallic bar fabricated from an alloy having a composition of at least 45% nickel, 15% chrome, and 10% tungsten is utilized (the preferred alloy including 55% nickel, 22% chrome, 14% tungsten, 2% molybdenum, 3% iron (maximum) and 5% cobalt (maximum). The disclosed alloy is fabricated into 11/4 inch bar stock and has a length of about 17 inches. This bar stock is gun drilled for over 16 inches of its length with 0.400 inch aperture to define a closed high temperature, high pressure oxygen chamber. The opposite and closed end of the bar is provided with a small support aperture into which both a support and a thermocouple can be inserted. The closed end of the gun drilled bar is inserted into an oven, preferably heated by standard nickel chrome electrical elements and having a heavily insulated exterior.

Morris, Donald E. (Kensington, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

High pressure storage vessel  

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Disclosed herein is a composite pressure vessel with a liner having a polar boss and a blind boss a shell is formed around the liner via one or more filament wrappings continuously disposed around at least a substantial portion of the liner assembly combined the liner and filament wrapping have a support profile. To reduce susceptible to rupture a locally disposed filament fiber is added.

Liu, Qiang

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

143

pressure | OpenEI  

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pressure pressure Dataset Summary Description This raw data reflects readings from instruments mounted on or near a 82 meter meteorological tower located at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), approximately 5 miles south of Boulder, CO (specifically: 39.9107 N, 105.2348 W, datum WGS84). The base elevation at the site is 1,855 meters AMSL. Source NREL Date Released Unknown Date Updated March 10th, 2011 (3 years ago) Keywords DOE humidity irrandiance NREL NWTC pressure temperature turbulence wind wind direction wind speed Data text/plain icon Raw data (8/24/2001 - 3/10/2011) (txt, 681 KiB) application/vnd.ms-excel icon Field IDs for above .txt file (xls, 69.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Scientists and Technicians are notified real-time via email of instruments outside the above min/max or delta comparisons (http://www.nrel.gov/midc/nwtc_m2/) Data have not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness; disclaimer available (http://www.nrel.gov/disclaimer.html).

144

Comments on ’’Analysis of class IV flextentional transducer by use of wave mechanics’’ [Gerald H. Brigham, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 56, 31–39 (1974)  

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The purpose of this communication is to point out errors in Sec. III of this very interesting paper and to suggest that the theory of compliance loading [Alan H. Lubell J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 35 1905(A) (1963)] might possibly be of use in improving the performance flextentional transducers.

Alan H. Lubell

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

SPIE's 1996 Symposium on Smart Structures and Smart Materials, February 1996, paper # 2717-67. Transducer based measurements of Terfenol-D material properties  

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1 SPIE's 1996 Symposium on Smart Structures and Smart Materials, February 1996, paper # 2717-67. Transducer based measurements of Terfenol-D material properties Frederick T. Calkins Alison B. Flatau Quantification of Terfenol-D material properties is not readily achieved through standard stress-strain test

Flatau, Alison B.

146

High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks  

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Presentation on High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks for the DOE Hydrogen Delivery High-Pressure Tanks and Analysis Project Review Meeting held February 8-9, 2005 at Argonne National Laboratory

147

Variation of Treeline Mountain Birch Establishment Under Herbivory Pressure  

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model for differential impacts of herbivory pressure on different treeline types, presented in Cairns and Moen (2004). ................. 54 4 Map of herding districts, weather stations, and study site locations .......... 55 5 Vegetation... not been uniform. This variability is attributable to a number of factors, including past human land use, vegetation history, climate history, and herbivory, among others (Körner & Paulsen, 2004). As the scope of investigation is narrowed from global...

Granberg, Tynan

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

148

Resumming the pressure  

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The convergence properties of the resummed thermal perturbation series for the thermodynamic pressure are investigated by comparison with the exact results obtained in large-N phi^4 theory and possibilities for improvements are discussed. By going beyond conventional resummed perturbation theory, renormalization has to be carried out nonperturbatively yet consistently. This is exemplified in large-N phi^4_4 and in a special large-N \\phi^3_6 model that mimics QED in the limit of large flavour number.

Anton Rebhan

1998-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

149

Combustor oscillation pressure stabilizer  

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In accordance with the objective of the present invention, the active control of unsteady combustion induced oscillations in a combustion chamber fired by a suitable fuel and oxidizer mixture, such as a hydrocarbon fuel and air mixture, is provided by restructuring and moving the position of the main flame front and thereby increasing the transport time and displacing the pressure wave further away from the in-phase relationship with the periodic heat release. The restructuring and repositioning of the main flame are achieved by utilizing a pilot flame which is pulsed at a predetermined frequency corresponding to less than about one-half the frequency of the combustion oscillation frequency with the duration of each pulse being sufficient to produce adequate secondary thermal energy to restructure the main flame and thereby decouple the heat release from the acoustic coupling so as to lead to a reduction in the dynamic pressure amplitude. The pulsating pilot flame produces a relatively small and intermittently existing flame front in the combustion zone that is separate from the oscillating main flame front but which provides the thermal energy necessary to effectively reposition the location of the oscillating main flame front out of the region in the combustion zone where the acoustic coupling can occur with the main flame and thereby effectively altering the oscillation-causing phase relationship with the heat of combustion.

Gemmen, R.S.; Richards, G.A.; Yip, M.T.J.; Robey, E.; Cully, S.R.; Addis, R.E.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

150

Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit.

Ortiz, Marcos G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Boucher, Timothy J. (Helena, MT)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter  

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A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit. 2 figs.

Ortiz, M.G.; Boucher, T.J.

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

152

Stabilizing System Pressure | Department of Energy  

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System Pressure This tip sheet summarizes three methods used to stabilize compressed air system pressure: adequate primary and secondary storage, PressureFlow Controllers (P...

153

On Degenerate Partial Differential Equations  

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Some of recent developments, including recent results, ideas, techniques, and approaches, in the study of degenerate partial differential equations are surveyed and analyzed. Several examples of nonlinear degenerate, even mixed, partial differential equations, are presented, which arise naturally in some longstanding, fundamental problems in fluid mechanics and differential geometry. The solution to these fundamental problems greatly requires a deep understanding of nonlinear degenerate partial differential equations. Our emphasis is on exploring and/or developing unified mathematical approaches, as well as new ideas and techniques. The potential approaches we have identified and/or developed through these examples include kinetic approaches, free boundary approaches, weak convergence approaches, and related nonlinear ideas and techniques. We remark that most of the important problems for nonlinear degenerate partial differential equations are truly challenging and still widely open, which require further new ideas, techniques, and approaches, and deserve our special attention and further efforts.

Gui-Qiang G. Chen

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

154

High Temperature, High Pressure Devices for Zonal Isolation in Geothermal  

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Temperature, High Pressure Devices for Zonal Isolation in Geothermal Temperature, High Pressure Devices for Zonal Isolation in Geothermal Wells Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title High Temperature, High Pressure Devices for Zonal Isolation in Geothermal Wells Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Zonal Isolation Project Description For Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), high-temperature high-pressure zonal isolation tools capable of withstanding the downhole environment are needed. In these wells the packers must withstand differential pressures of 5,000 psi at more than 300°C, as well as pressures up to 20,000 psi at 200°C to 250°C. Furthermore, when deployed these packers and zonal isolation tools must form a reliable seal that eliminates fluid loss and mitigates short circuiting of flow from injectors to producers. At this time, general purpose open-hole packers do not exist for use in geothermal environments, with the primary technical limitation being the poor stability of existing elastomeric seals at high temperatures.

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Theoretical collapse pressures for two pressurized torispherical heads  

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In order to determine the pressures at which real torispherical heads fail upon a single application of pressure, two heads were pressurized in recent Praxair tests, and displacements and strains were recorded at various locations. In this paper, theoretical results for the two test heads are presented in the form of curves of pressure versus crown deflections, using the available geometry and material parameters. From these curves, limit and collapse pressures are calculated, using procedures permitted by the ASME B and PV Code Section 8/Div.2. These pressures are shown to vary widely, depending on the method and model used to calculate them. The effect of no stress relief on the behavior of the Praxair test heads is also evaluated and found to be of no significance for neither the objectives of the tests nor the objectives of this paper. The results of this paper are submitted as an enhancement to the experimental results recorded during the Praxair tests.

Kalnins, A.; Updike, D.P. [Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA (United States); Rana, M.D. [Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, NY (United States). Research and Development Dept.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Cradle and pressure grippers  

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A gripper that is designed to incorporate the functions of gripping, supporting and pressure tongs into one device. The gripper has two opposing finger sections with interlocking fingers that incline and taper to form a wedge. The interlocking fingers are vertically off-set so that the opposing finger sections may close together allowing the inclined, tapered tips of the fingers to extend beyond the plane defined by the opposing finger section's engagement surface. The range of motion defined by the interlocking relationship of the finger sections allows the gripper to grab, lift and support objects of varying size and shape. The gripper has one stationary and one moveable finger section. Power is provided to the moveable finger section by an actuating device enabling the gripper to close around an object to be lifted. A lifting bail is attached to the gripper and is supported by a crane that provides vertical lift.

Muniak, John E. (New York, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Control of differential strain during heating and cooling of mixed conducting metal oxide membranes  

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Method of operating an oxygen-permeable mixed conducting membrane having an oxidant feed side and a permeate side, which method comprises controlling the differential strain between the oxidant feed side and the permeate side by varying either or both of the oxygen partial pressure and the total gas pressure on either or both of the oxidant feed side and the permeate side of the membrane while changing the temperature of the membrane from a first temperature to a second temperature.

Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA)

2007-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

158

Studies of selected transuranium and lanthanide triiodides under pressure using absorption spectrophotometry  

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The anhydrous triiodides of plutonium, americium, and curium under pressure have been investigated using absorption spectrophotometry. These initial studies on plutonium and curium triiodides together with the published data for americium triiodide show that the rhombohedral (BiI/sub 3/-type structure) form of these compounds can be converted to the same orthorhombic (PuBr/sub 3/-type structure) form by applying pressure at room temperature. Absorption spectrophotometry can often differentiate between two crystallographic forms of materials and has been used in the present high pressure studies to monitor the effects of pressure on the triiodides. A complication in these studies of the triiodides is a significant shift of their absorption edges from the near uv to the visible spectral region with pressure. With curium triiodide this shift causes interference with the major f-f absorption peaks and precludes identification by absorption spectrophotometry of the high pressure phase of CmI/sub 3/. 21 refs., 2 figs.

Haire, R.G.; Young, J.P.; Peterson, J.R.; Benedict, U.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

CDIAC Atmospheric Pressure Data Sets  

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Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure CDIAC Climate Holdings Containing Atmospheric Pressure Data Global Data Sets Data Set Name Investigators Data Type/Format Period of Record Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 1 (CDIAC NDP-041) R.S. Vose et al. Surface stations; monthly mean sea-level pressure Varies by station; through 1990 Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe, 1952-2009 (CDIAC NDP-026C) C.J. Hahn, S.G. Warren, and R. Eastman Six-hourly synoptic observations of sea-level pressure Land 1971-2009; Ocean 1952-2008 Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN); Vs. 2 (Note: the above link takes you to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center website.) R.S. Vose et al. Surface stations; monthly mean sea-level pressure Varies by station; some through most recent month

160

Steam Oxidation at High Pressure  

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A first high pressure test was completed: 293 hr at 267 bar and 670{degrees}C; A parallel 1 bar test was done for comparison; Mass gains were higher for all alloys at 267 bar than at 1 bar; Longer term exposures, over a range of temperatures and pressures, are planned to provide information as to the commercial implications of pressure effects; The planned tests are at a higher combination of temperatures and pressures than in the existing literature. A comparison was made with longer-term literature data: The short term exposures are largely consistent with the longer-term corrosion literature; Ferritic steels--no consistent pressure effect; Austenitic steels--fine grain alloys less able to maintain protective chromia scale as pressure increases; Ni-base alloys--more mass gains above 105 bar than below. Not based on many data points.

Holcomb, Gordon R. [NETL; Carney, Casey [URS

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Neutron scattering at high pressure  

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Neutron scattering spectra at pressures up to 30 kilobar in the temperature range 300–4 K have been obtained with a compact clamped type apparatus. The pressure cell geometry by allowing the detection of neutronsscattered in a plane makes it compatible with operation on crystal spectrometers both for elastic and inelastic scattering. The instrument is light (4.5 kg) and easy to move. An external diameter of 68 mm makes the pressure cell adaptable to standard cryostats or furnaces.

D. Bloch; J. Paureau; J. Voiron; G. Parisot

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows |...  

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building...

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Pressure testing of torispherical heads  

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Two vessels fabricated from SA516-70 steel with 6% knuckle radius torispherical heads were tested under internal pressure to failure. The D/t ratios of Vessel 1 and Vessel 2 were 238 and 185 respectively. The calculated maximum allowable working pressures of Vessel 1 and 2 heads using the ASME Section 8, Div. 1 rules and measured dimensions were 85 and 110 psi, respectively. Vessel 1 failed at a nozzle weld in the cylindrical shell at 700 psi pressure. Neither buckling nor any other objectionable deformation of the head was observed at a theoretical double-elastic-slope collapse pressure of 241 and a calculated buckling pressure of 270 psi. Buckles were observed developing slowly after 600 psi pressure, and a total of 22 buckles were observed after the test, having the maximum amplitude of 0.15 inch. Vessel 2 failed at the edge of the longitudinal weld of the cylindrical shell at 1,080 psi pressure. Neither buckling nor any other objectionable deformation of the head was observed up to the final pressure, which exceeded the theoretical double-elastic-slope collapse and calculated buckling pressures of 274 psi and 342 psi, respectively.

Rana, M.D. [Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, NY (United States). Research and Development Dept.; Kalnins, A.; Updike, D.P. [Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Pressure Vessel Burst Program: Automated hazard analysis for pressure vessels  

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The design, development, and use of a Windows based software tool, PVHAZARD, for pressure vessel hazard analysis is presented. The program draws on previous efforts in pressure vessel research and results of a Pressure Vessel Burst Test Study. Prior papers on the Pressure Vessel Burst Test Study have been presented to the ASME, AIAA, JANNAF, NASA Pressure Systems Seminar, and to a DOD Explosives Safety Board subcommittee meeting. Development and validation is described for simplified blast (overpressure/impulse) and fragment (velocity and travel distance) hazard models. The use of PVHAZARD in making structural damage and personnel injury estimates is discussed. Efforts in-progress are reviewed including the addition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) hydrodynamic code analyses to supplement the simplified models, and the ability to assess barrier designs for protection from fragmentation.

Langley, D.R. [Aerospace Corp., Kennedy Space Center, FL (United States); Chrostowski, J.D. [ACTA Inc., Torrance, CA (United States); Goldstein, S. [Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA (United States); Cain, M. [General Physics Corp., Titusville, FL (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

165

Real-gas effects in the expansibility factor for subsonic differential-pressure flowmeters at high pressure  

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Real-gas corrections in the expansibility factor are expressed by an equation of state (EOS). In this paper a virial EOS is introduced, with low-order virial coefficients calculated from a cubic EOS. The approach is composition-independent. EOS-dependent cancellations between real-gas effects are revealed. The current Intl. Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard is not always reliable for high-accuracy orifice measurements of gases with arbitrary composition.

Finjord, J. (Rogaland U. Center (NO))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Negative differential transmission in graphene  

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By using the Kubo linear response theory with the Keldysh Green function approach, we investigate the mechanism leading to the negative differential transmission in a system with the equilibrium electron density much smaller than the photon-excited one. It is shown that the negative differential transmission can appear at low probe-photon energy (in the order of the scattering rate) or at high energy (much larger than the scattering rate). For the low probe-photon energy case, the negative differential transmission is found to come from the increase of the intraband conductivity due to the large variation of electron distribution after the pumping. As for the high probe-photon energy case, the negative differential transmission is shown to tend to appear with the hot-electron temperature being closer to the equilibrium one and the chemical potential higher than the equilibrium one but considerably smaller than half of the probe-photon energy. We also show that this negative differential transmission can come from both the inter- and the intraband components of the conductivity. Especially, for the interband component, its contribution to the negative differential transmission is shown to come from both the Hartree-Fock self-energy and the scattering. Furthermore, the influence of the Coulomb-hole self-energy is also addressed.

B. Y. Sun and M. W. Wu

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

167

Electrokinetically pumped high pressure sprays  

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An electrokinetic pump capable of producing high pressure is combined with a nozzle having a submicron orifice to provide a high pressure spray device. Because of its small size, the device can be contained within medical devices such as an endoscope for delivering biological materials such as DNA, chemo therapeutic agents, or vaccines to tissues and cells.

Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA); Paul, Phillip H. (Livermore, CA); Schoeniger, Luke (Pittsford, NY)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks  

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February 8 February 8 th , 2005 Mark J. Warner, P.E. Principal Engineer Quantum Technologies, Inc. Irvine, CA Low Cost, High Efficiency, Low Cost, High Efficiency, High Pressure Hydrogen Storage High Pressure Hydrogen Storage This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential information. 70 MPa Composite Tanks Vent Line Ports Defueling Port (optional) Fill Port Filter Check Valve Vehicle Interface Bracket with Stone Shield In Tank Regulator with Solenoid Lock-off Pressure Relief Device Manual Valve Compressed Hydrogen Storage System In-Tank Regulator Pressure Sensor (not visible here) Pressure Relief Device (thermal) In Tank Gas Temperature Sensor Carbon Composite Shell (structural) Impact Resistant Outer Shell (damage resistant) Gas Outlet Solenoid Foam Dome (impact protection)

169

NETL: Pressure Swing Absorption Device  

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Pressure Swing Absorption Device and Process for Separating CO2 from Shifted Syngas and its Capture for Subsequent Storage Pressure Swing Absorption Device and Process for Separating CO2 from Shifted Syngas and its Capture for Subsequent Storage Project No.: DE-FE0001323 New Jersey Institute of Technology is developing an advanced pressure swing absorption-based (PSAB) device via laboratory-based experiments. The device will be used to accomplish a cyclic process to process low temperature post-shift-reactor synthesis gas resulting from the gasification process into purified hydrogen at high pressure for use by the combustion turbine of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant. The overall goal of the proposed work is to develop an advanced PSAB device and cyclic process for use in a coal-fired IGCC plant to produce purified hydrogen at high pressure and a highly purified CO2 stream suitable for use or sequestration.

170

Fundamentals of high pressure adsorption  

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High-pressure adsorption attracts research interests following the world's attention to alternative fuels, and it exerts essential effect on the study of hydrogen/methane storage and the development of novel materials addressing to the storage. However, theoretical puzzles in high-pressure adsorption hindered the progress of application studies. Therefore, the present paper addresses the major theoretical problems that challenged researchers: i.e., how to model the isotherms with maximum observed in high-pressure adsorption; what is the adsorption mechanism at high pressures; how do we determine the quantity of absolute adsorption based on experimental data. Ideology and methods to tackle these problems are elucidated, which lead to new insights into the nature of high-pressure adsorption and progress in application studies, for example, in modeling multicomponent adsorption, hydrogen storage, natural gas storage, and coalbed methane enrichment, was achieved.

Zhou, Y.P.; Zhou, L. [Tianjin University, Tianjin (China). High Pressure Adsorption Laboratory

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

171

atmospheric pressure | OpenEI  

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pressure pressure Dataset Summary Description (Abstract):Atmospheric Pressure (kPa)NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Release 6.0 Data Set (Nov 2007)22-year Monthly & Annual Average (July 1983 - June 2005)Parameter: Atmospheric Pressure (kPa)Internet: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/Note 1: SSE Methodology & Accuracy sections onlineNote 2: Lat/Lon values indicate the lower left corner of a 1x1 degree region. Negative values are south and west; positive values are north and east. Boundaries of the -90/-180 region Source U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Surface meteorology and Solar Energy (SSE) Date Released March 31st, 2009 (5 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords atmospheric pressure climate NASA SWERA UNEP Data text/csv icon Download Data (csv, 46 MiB)

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Time-averaged heat transfer and pressure measurements and comparison with prediction for a two-stage turbine  

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Time-averaged Stanton number and surface-pressure distributions are reported for the first-stage vane row and the first-stage blade row of the Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engine two-stage fuel-side turbine. These measurements were made at 10, 50, and 90 percent span on both the pressure and suction surfaces of the component. Stanton-number distributions are also reported for the second-stage vane at 50 percent span. A shock tube is used as a short-duration source of heated and pressurized air to which the turbine is subjected. Platinum thin-film gages are used to obtain the heat-flux measurements and miniature silicone-diaphragm pressure transducers are used to obtain the surface pressure measurements. The first-stage vane Stanton number distributions are compared with predictions obtained using a quasi-three dimensional Navier-Stokes solution and a version of STAN5. This same N-S technique was also used to obtain predictions for the first blade and the second vane.

Dunn, M.G.; Kim, J. (Calspan-UB Research Center, Buffalo, NY (United States)); Boyle, R.J. (NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States)); Civinskas, K.C.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Novel, fiber optic, hybrid pressure and temperature sensor designed for high-temperature gen-IV reactor applications  

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A novel, fiber optic, hybrid pressure-temperature sensor is presented. The sensor is designed for reliable operation up to 1050 C, and is based on the high-temperature fiber optic sensors already demonstrated during previous work. The novelty of the sensors presented here lies in the fact that pressure and temperature are measured simultaneously with a single fiber and a single transducer. This hybrid approach will enable highly accurate active temperature compensation and sensor self-diagnostics not possible with other platforms. Hybrid pressure and temperature sensors were calibrated by varying both pressure and temperature. Implementing active temperature compensation resulted in a ten-fold reduction in the temperature-dependence of the pressure measurement. Sensors were also tested for operability in a relatively high neutron radiation environment up to 6.9x10{sup 17} n/cm{sup 2}. In addition to harsh environment survivability, fiber optic sensors offer a number of intrinsic advantages for nuclear power applications including small size, immunity to electromagnetic interference, self diagnostics / prognostics, and smart sensor capability. Deploying fiber optic sensors on future nuclear power plant designs would provide a substantial improvement in system health monitoring and safety instrumentation. Additional development is needed, however, before these advantages can be realized. This paper will highlight recent demonstrations of fiber optic sensors in environments relevant to emerging nuclear power plants. Successes and lessons learned will be highlighted. (authors)

Palmer, M. E.; Fielder, R. S.; Davis, M. A. [Luna Innovations, Incorporated, 2851 Commerce St., Blacksburg, VA 24060 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Electrokinetic high pressure hydraulic system  

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An electrokinetic high pressure hydraulic pump for manipulating fluids in capillary-based systems. The pump uses electro-osmotic flow to provide a high pressure hydraulic system, having no moving mechanical parts, for pumping and/or compressing fluids, for providing valve means and means for opening and closing valves, for controlling fluid flow rate, and manipulating fluid flow generally and in capillary-based systems (Microsystems), in particular. The compact nature of the inventive high pressure hydraulic pump provides the ability to construct a micro-scale or capillary-based HPLC system that fulfills the desire for small sample quantity, low solvent consumption, improved efficiency, the ability to run samples in parallel, and field portability. Control of pressure and solvent flow rate is achieved by controlling the voltage applied to an electrokinetic pump.

Paul, Phillip H. (Livermore, CA); Rakestraw, David J. (Fremont, CA); Arnold, Don W. (Livermore, CA); Hencken, Kenneth R. (Pleasanton, CA); Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA); Neyer, David W. (Castro Valley, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Low pressure carbonylation of heterocycles  

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Heterocycles, e.g., epoxides, are carbonylated at low pressure with high percentage conversion to cyclic, ring expanded products using the catalyst ##STR00001## where L is tetrahydrofuran (THF).

Coates, Geoffrey W. (Lansing, NY); Kramer, John W. (Mt. Pleasant, MI); Schmidt, Joseph A. R. (Sylvania, OH)

2011-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

176

High Pressure Hydrogen Tank Manufacturing  

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Cycles Fuel Lines * 10,000 psi nominal working pressure * O-ring face seal connections * CNC bent to CAD data * 316 Stainless Steel (Other materials available) * Welded end form or...

177

BIOMACROMOLECULES UNDER HIGH HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE  

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of water into the protein rather than the transfer of hydrophobic residues into water. To investigate water. Gil Toombes for teaching me SAXS analysis and help with the pressure pump motor control, Buz Barstow

Gruner, Sol M.

178

Studying Materials Under Extreme Pressure  

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Studying Materials Under Extreme Pressure Studying Materials Under Extreme Pressure Coupling undulator radiation from Advanced Photon Source (APS) beamlines 3-ID and 13-ID to nuclear resonant inelastic scattering techniques, researchers have determined the phonon density of states for iron under pressures up to 153 gigapascals, equivalent to those found at the Earth's core. Image of the Earth's core. Although indirect measurements and theory have, since the early 1950s, produced an informed picture of the structure and composition of the materials that make up the core of the Earth, direct proof and the answers to some intriguing questions remain unanswered. Previously, ultrahigh-pressure experiments using nuclear resonant inelastic scattering have been difficult to carry out due the tiny samples required.

179

Sensors as Information Transducers  

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This chapter reviews the mechanisms by which sensors gather information from the physical world and transform it into the electronic signals that are used in today's information and control systems. It introduces a new methodology for describing sensing mechanisms based on the process of information flow and applies it to the broad spectrum of sensors, instruments and data input devices in current use. We identify four distinct elemental transduction processes: energy conversion, energy dispersion, energy modulation and modulation of a material property. We posit that these four mechanisms form a complete set for describing information transduction in sensing systems.

J. David zook; Norbert Schroeder

2008-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

180

Measuring the pressure in ultrahigh-pressure mercury arcs  

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Ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) mercury lamps are important as high-brightness light sources for digital projection. Hg pressures are usually above 20 MPa and difficult to measure. We have built special UHP lamps with a liquid Hg condensate in a temperature-controlled reservoir, allowing us to tune the Hg vapor pressure p between 14 and 30 MPa. As a simple measure for p, we recorded the width DELTAlambda of the 546 nm Hg line while varying p and also the lamp current I and voltage U. The data define a function p(DELTAlambda,I,U) that will deliver p to better than 3% from simple measurements of DELTAlambda, I, and U for most UHP lamps in the important 100-200 W power range. The method is applied to sample lamps, yielding pressures up to 26 MPa and demonstrating how filled Hg amount, burning position, arc gap, and lamp power affect the pressure. The effective temperature of typical UHP lamps is found to be 2400 K. We also derive an improved characteristic U(d,p,I) for the dependence of the arc voltage on arc gap, pressure, and current for electrode-stabilized Hg discharges in the UHP regime. Some aspects of the experiment are of general interest in the field of discharge lamps, such as a model for the heat balance of the Hg condensate under conductive, radiative, and evaporative cooling/heating, a short discussion of high-temperature vapor-pressure data for Hg, and an improved Hg equation of state for UHP conditions.

Hechtfischer, U.; Engelbrecht, B.; Carpaij, M.; Fischer, E.; Koerber, A. [Philips Research Laboratories, Weisshausstrasse 2, 52066 Aachen (Germany)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Endografts, Pressure, and the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm  

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surveillance protocols [28]. The relationship between peripheral arterial pressure and aortic pulse pressure was shown to be an underestimation of the pulse pressure within the abdominal aorta by a mean of 10% with a sphygmomanometer which was similar to a...

Meyer, Clark A.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

182

Differential geometry of equilibrium thermodynamics  

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In the present paper, extending the Weinhold theory, we obtain some differential-geometry properties of the ideal gas and the ideal paramagnetic gas. In particular, we show that the scalar curvature of the ideal paramagnetic gas can be a function of temperature.

Mijat Mijatovi?; Valentina Veselinovi?; Kostadin Trenevski

1987-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

Flexible Pressure Sensors: Modeling and Experimental Characterization  

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Flexible capacitive pressure sensors fabricated with nanocomposites were experimentally characterized and results compared with simulations from analytical modeling. Unlike traditional diaphragm silicon pressure sensors, ...

Viana, J.C.

184

High pressure synthesis gas conversion. Task 3: High pressure profiles  

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The purpose of this research project was to build and test a high pressure fermentation system for the production of ethanol from synthesis gas. The fermenters, pumps, controls, and analytical system were procured or fabricated and assembled in our laboratory. This system was then used to determine the effects of high pressure on growth and ethanol production by C. 1jungdahlii. The limits of cell concentration and mass transport relationships were found in CSTR and immobilized cell reactors (ICR). The minimum retention times and reactor volumes were found for ethanol production in these reactors.

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1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

MINING PROCESS AND PRODUCT INFORMATION FROM PRESSURE FLUCTUATIONS WITHIN A FUEL PARTICLE COATER  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Power (NGNP) Fuel Development and Qualification Program included the design, installation, and testing of a 6-inch diameter nuclear fuel particle coater to demonstrate quality TRISO fuel production on a small industrial scale. Scale-up from the laboratory-scale coater faced challenges associated with an increase in the kernel charge mass, kernel diameter, and a redesign of the gas distributor to achieve adequate fluidization throughout the deposition of the four TRISO coating layers. TRISO coatings are applied at very high temperatures in atmospheres of dense particulate clouds, corrosive gases, and hydrogen concentrations over 45% by volume. The severe environment, stringent product and process requirements, and the fragility of partially-formed coatings limit the insertion of probes or instruments into the coater vessel during operation. Pressure instrumentation were installed on the gas inlet line and exhaust line of the 6-inch coater to monitor the bed differential pressure and internal pressure fluctuations emanating from the fuel bed as a result of bed and gas “bubble” movement. These instruments are external to the particle bed and provide a glimpse into the dynamics of fuel particle bed during the coating process and data that could be used to help ascertain the adequacy of fluidization and, potentially, the dominant fluidization regimes. Pressure fluctuation and differential pressure data are not presently useful as process control instruments, but data suggest a link between the pressure signal structure and some measurable product attributes that could be exploited to get an early estimate of the attribute values.

Douglas W. Marshall; Charles M. Barnes

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Variable pressure operation: An assessment  

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This report summarizes the benefits, drawbacks, and technical issues of variable pressure operation (VPO) retrofit. Under VPO, turbine throttle pressure is reduced at low loads. This operating mode offers several significant advantages for units that cycle or operate at low loads for extended periods. Information used in the report was assembled from published sources, from major equipment manufacturers, and from utilities operating units under VPO in the US, Europe and Japan. The report also contains statistics of VPO use in this country and abroad. Design features of new units using VPO in Europe and Japan are presented to identify potential directions for future US designs incorporating VPO.

Kimel, E.; Kemeny, P.; Bierman, E.; Lagomarsino, J.; Clarke, D. (Burns and Roe, Inc., Oradell, NJ (USA))

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Numerical solution methods for differential game problems  

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Differential game theory provides a potential means for the parametric analysis of combat engagement scenarios. To determine its viability for this type of analysis, three frameworks for solving differential game problems ...

Johnson, Philip A. (Philip Arthur)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

18.03 Differential Equations, Spring 2006  

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Differential Equations are the language in which the laws of nature are expressed. Understanding properties of solutions of differential equations is fundamental to much of contemporary science and engineering. Ordinary ...

Miller, Haynes

189

Commuting higher rank ordinary differential operators  

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In this paper we discuss some results related to commuting ordinary differential operators of rank greater than one.

Andrey E. Mironov

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

190

DIFFERENTIAL IMPACT OF SICKLE CELL TRAIT ON ...  

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877–898. DIFFERENTIAL IMPACT OF SICKLE CELL TRAIT ON. SYMPTOMATIC AND ASYMPTOMATIC MALARIA. Eunha Shim. Department of Epidemiology.

2012-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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1. First coincidence experiments between cryogenic resonant-mass gravitational-wave detectors. 2. Development of a thin-film superconducting transducer for a gravitational-wave antenna  

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This dissertation is concerned with two aspects of detecting gravitational radiation from astrophysical sources. First, the data collection and analysis for a coincidence experiment conducted in 1986 using gravitational wave detectors operated by Stanford University, the university of Rome, and Louisiana State University are described. This experiment was important for several reasons: (1) it was the first coincidence experiment between cryogenic resonant-mass detectors; (2) it improved the observational upper limit on the flux of impulsive gravitational waves that impinge upon the earth; and (3) it lead to the development of a data analysis method for converting the experimental results into an astrophysically meaningful limit on the flux of gravitational radiation from impulsive events. Second, the development of a superconducting thin-film motion transducer intended for use on an ultra-low temperature detector now under construction is described. The sensitivity goal is h = 1 {times} 10{sup {minus}20}. To reach this goal the physical temperature of the detector will be lowered to 40 mK, a lower-noise SQUID amplifier will be used, and a new motion transducer will be developed.

Stevenson, T.R.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Stirling engine with pressurized crankcase  

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A two piston Stirling engine wherein the pistons are coupled to a common crankshaft via bearing means, the pistons include pad means to minimize friction between the pistons and the cylinders during reciprocation of the pistons, means for pressurizing the engine crankcase, and means for cooling the crankshaft and the bearing means eliminating the need for oil in the crankcase.

Corey, John A. (Melrose, NY)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Gas Exchange, Partial Pressure Gradients,  

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Gas Exchange, Partial Pressure Gradients, and the Oxygen Window Johnny E. Brian, Jr., M of circulatory and gas transport physiology, and the best place to start is with normobaric physiology. LIFE affect the precise gas exchange occurring in individual areas of the lungs and body tissues. To make

Riba Sagarra, Jaume

194

Recent high pressure photoluminescence studies  

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In this paper we discuss two studies involving the effect of pressure on luminescence properties of organic molecules in polymeric media. (1) The efficiency of energy transfer from Coumarine 138 to Rhodamine B in polyacrylic acid (PAA) is measured by both steady state and time dependent methods. The Forster efficiency'' obtained by these two methods is consistent and shows the same pressure dependence as efficiencies derived from relative peak intensities. The non-monotonic pressure dependence of the efficiency is accounted for in terms of the properties of the molecules and the media. (2) The effect of pressure on the luminescent efficiency of molecules with two or more possible excited state geometries has been measured. The efficiency is described in terms of the non-radiative dissipation of energy from a planar excited state and the rates of crossing to and from the possible twisted states as well as non-radiative decay from these states. The processes involved in these two studies are pertinent to a number of technologically and biologically important processes. [copyright]American Institute of Physics

Drickamer, H.G.; Lang, J.M.; Dreger, Z.A. (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1209 W. California Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States))

1994-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

195

Pressure and temperature drawdown well testing: similarities and differences  

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Temperature and pressure are the most frequently observed physical parameters in boreholes. The same differential diffusivity equation describes the transient flow of incompressible fluid in porous media and heat conduction in solids. The similarities and differences in the techniques of pressure and temperature well testing are discussed. It is shown that the mathematical model of pressure well tests based on the presentation of the borehole as an infinitely long linear source with a constant fluid flow rate in an infinite-acting homogeneous reservoir cannot be used in temperature well testing. A new technique has been developed for the determination of the formation thermal conductivity, initial temperature, skin factor and contact thermal resistance. It is assumed that the volumetric heat capacity of formations is known and the instantaneous heater's wall temperature and time data are available for a cylindrical probe with a constant heat flow rate placed in a borehole. A semi-analytical equation is used to approximate the dimensionless wall temperature of the heater. A simulated example is presented to demonstrate the data processing procedure.

L V Eppelbaum; I M Kutasov

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Plasma pressure compaction of nanodiamond  

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Detonation synthesized nanodiamond (ND) was sintered using a Plasma Pressure Compaction (P2C) technique. Sintering was performed for 1 min at temperatures between 700 and 1200 °C, and for 1–10 min at 900 °C under 65 MPa pressure. Structure and composition of the sintered samples were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and Raman microspectroscopy. The selected sintering conditions prevent excessive graphitization of diamond and allow formation of porous pellets having the density of 1.3–1.6 g/cm3, hardness > 0.1 GPa and Young's modulus > 3 GPa. The sintered ND pellets with porosity of about 50% have mechanical properties sufficient for handling and can be infiltrated to produce ND composites.

Sebastian Osswald; Adrian Gurga; Franklyn Kellogg; Kyu Cho; Gleb Yushin; Yury Gogotsi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Ambient pressure fuel cell system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ambient pressure fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell stack formed from a plurality of fuel cells having membrane/electrode assemblies (MEAs) that are hydrated with liquid water and bipolar plates with anode and cathode sides for distributing hydrogen fuel gas and water to a first side of each one of the MEAs and air with reactant oxygen gas to a second side of each one of the MEAs. A pump supplies liquid water to the fuel cells. A recirculating system may be used to return unused hydrogen fuel gas to the stack. A near-ambient pressure blower blows air through the fuel cell stack in excess of reaction stoichiometric amounts to react with the hydrogen fuel gas.

Wilson, Mahlon S. (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Variable pressure thermal insulating jacket  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for controlled insulation of a thermal device is disclosed. The device includes a thermal jacket with a closed volume able to be evacuated to form an insulating jacket around the thermal source. A getter material is in communication with the closed volume of the thermal jacket. The getter material can absorb and desorb a control gas to control gas pressure in the volume of the thermal jacket to control thermal conductivity in the thermal jacket. 10 figs.

Nelson, P.A.; Malecha, R.F.; Chilenskas, A.A.

1994-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

199

Anaesthetic machine pipeline inlet pressure gauges do not always measure pipeline pressure  

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Some anaesthetic gas machines have pipeline inlet pressure gauges which indicate the higher of either pipeline pressure, or machine circuit pressure (the ... specific circumstances lead to a delayed appreciation ...

Douglas B. Craig; John Longmuir

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  

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A {gamma}-mode, resonant-cavity plasma discharge that can be operated at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature using 13.56 MHz rf power is described. Unlike plasma torches, the discharge produces a gas-phase effluent no hotter than 250 C at an applied power of about 300 W, and shows distinct non-thermal characteristics. In the simplest design, two concentric cylindrical electrodes are employed to generate a plasma in the annular region there between. A jet of long-lived metastable and reactive species that are capable of rapidly cleaning or etching metals and other materials is generated which extends up to 8 in. beyond the open end of the electrodes. Films and coatings may also be removed by these species. Arcing is prevented in the apparatus by using gas mixtures containing He, which limits ionization, by using high flow velocities, and by properly shaping the rf-powered electrode. Because of the atmospheric pressure operation, no ions survive for a sufficiently long distance beyond the active plasma discharge to bombard a workpiece, unlike low-pressure plasma sources and conventional plasma processing methods.

Selwyn, G.S.

1999-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Electrical Transport Experiments at High Pressure  

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High-pressure electrical measurements have a long history of use in the study of materials under ultra-high pressures. In recent years, electrical transport experiments have played a key role in the study of many interesting high pressure phenomena including pressure-induced superconductivity, insulator-to-metal transitions, and quantum critical behavior. High-pressure electrical transport experiments also play an important function in geophysics and the study of the Earth's interior. Besides electrical conductivity measurements, electrical transport experiments also encompass techniques for the study of the optoelectronic and thermoelectric properties of materials under high pressures. In addition, electrical transport techniques, i.e., the ability to extend electrically conductive wires from outside instrumentation into the high pressure sample chamber have been utilized to perform other types of experiments as well, such as high-pressure magnetic susceptibility and de Haas-van Alphen Fermi surface experiments. Finally, electrical transport techniques have also been utilized for delivering significant amounts of electrical power to high pressure samples, for the purpose of performing high-pressure and -temperature experiments. Thus, not only do high-pressure electrical transport experiments provide much interesting and valuable data on the physical properties of materials extreme compression, but the underlying high-pressure electrical transport techniques can be used in a number of ways to develop additional diagnostic techniques and to advance high pressure capabilities.

Weir, S

2009-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

202

Flash High-Pressure Condensate to Regenerate Low-Pressure Steam  

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This tip sheet outlines optimal conditions for flashing high-pressure condensate to regenerate low-pressure steam in steam systems.

203

High-Pressure Tube Trailers and Tanks  

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Presentation on High-Pressure Tube Trailers and Tanks for the DOE Hydrogen Delivery High-Pressure Tanks and Analysis Project Review Meeting held February 8-9, 2005 at Argonne National Laboratory

204

Managed pressure drilling techniques and tools  

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these problems, the economics of drilling the wells will improve, thus enabling the industry to drill wells that were previously uneconomical. Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is a new technology that enables a driller to more precisely control annular pressures...

Martin, Matthew Daniel

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

205

International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Tsinghua University in Beijing co-hosted the International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on September 27–29, 2010 in Beijing, China. High pressure...

206

Air separation with temperature and pressure swing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chemical absorbent air separation process is set forth which uses a temperature swing absorption-desorption cycle in combination with a pressure swing wherein the pressure is elevated in the desorption stage of the process.

Cassano, Anthony A. (Allentown, PA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Pressure Data: BOP Summary 28 May 2010  

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This is a schematic of the BOP stack with the static pressure data recoded on the 28th of May and shows pressures before and after the attempted top kill and junk shots.

208

Nanocomposite Flexible Pressure Sensor for Biomedical Applications  

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A new approach for the fabrication of flexible pressure sensors based on aligned carbon nanotubes (A-CNTs) is described in this paper. The technology is suitable for blood pressure sensors that can be attached to a stent-graft ...

Fachin, F.

209

Carbon nanotube temperature and pressure sensors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention, in one embodiment, provides a method of measuring pressure or temperature using a sensor including a sensor element composed of a plurality of carbon nanotubes. In one example, the resistance of the plurality of carbon nanotubes is measured in response to the application of temperature or pressure. The changes in resistance are then recorded and correlated to temperature or pressure. In one embodiment, the present invention provides for independent measurement of pressure or temperature using the sensors disclosed herein.

Ivanov, Ilia N; Geohegan, David Bruce

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

210

High pressure fiber optic sensor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present application provides a fiber optic sensor system. The fiber optic sensor system may include a small diameter bellows, a large diameter bellows, and a fiber optic pressure sensor attached to the small diameter bellows. Contraction of the large diameter bellows under an applied pressure may cause the small diameter bellows to expand such that the fiber optic pressure sensor may measure the applied pressure.

Guida, Renato; Xia, Hua; Lee, Boon K; Dekate, Sachin N

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

211

Neutron scattering studies of materials under pressure  

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A review of experimental techniques used in the study of materials under applied pressure by neutron scattering is given along with a discussion of the amount of information that can be obtained from various pressure conditions. Some experimental results are presented to illustrate both the feasibility and the interest of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering measurements of materials under pressure.

C. Vettier

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Indecomposability for differential algebraic groups James Freitag  

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Indecomposability for differential algebraic groups James Freitag freitag@math.berkeley.edu Department of Mathematics University of California, Berkeley 970 Evans Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-3840 Abstract

213

304 MATLAB.7 Partial Differential Equations  

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304. MATLAB.7. Partial Differential Equations. Solving the Heat Equation . Consider the problem. The Fourier sine coefficients for f are b (m) = (cos (m*pi/ 2) -cos ...

214

Differential Scanning Microcalorimetry of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins  

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Ultrasensitive differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is an indispensable thermophysical technique enabling to get direct information on enthalpies accompanying heating/cooling of dilute biopolymer solutions. Th...

Sergei E. Permyakov

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Resistive internal kink modes in a differentially rotating cylindrical plasma  

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The resistive internal kink modes in a differentially rotating cylindrical plasma column are studied. It is shown that the Velikhov effect, which causes the magnetorotational instability in astrophysics, contributes to the magnetic hill/well and thereby enhances or suppresses these modes, depending on the character of radial profile of the rotation frequency. It is pointed out that, in the case of unfavorable rotation frequency profile, such a rotation-induced magnetic hill can exceed the hill effect due to the plasma pressure gradient. Under this condition, there appears a new variety of resistive-interchange modes, which are referred to as rotational modes. On the other hand, for a favorable rotation frequency profile, the Velikhov effect suppresses the resistive-interchange modes. These results concern the m>1 modes, where m is the poloidal mode number. In the case of perturbations with m=1, the favorable rotation frequency profile leads to decreasing the growth rate of the reconnecting mode.

Mikhailovskii, A. B.; Lominadze, J. G.; Galvao, R. M. O.; Churikov, A. P.; Erokhin, N. N.; Konovalov, S. V.; Smolyakov, A. I.; Tsypin, V. S. [Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, 1, Kurchatov Sq., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Kharadze Abastumani National Astrophysical Observatory, 2a, Kazbegi Ave., Tbilisi 0160 (Georgia); Physics Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Cidade Universitaria, 05508-900, Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Rua Xavier Sigaud, 150, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Syzran Branch of Samara Technical University, 45, Sovetskaya Str., Syzran, Samara Region 446001 (Russian Federation); Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E2 (Canada) and Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Sq., 1, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Rua Xavier Sigaud, 150, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

216

High-pressure microhydraulic actuator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Electrokinetic ("EK") pumps convert electric to mechanical work when an electric field exerts a body force on ions in the Debye layer of a fluid in a packed bed, which then viscously drags the fluid. Porous silica and polymer monoliths (2.5-mm O.D., and 6-mm to 10-mm length) having a narrow pore size distribution have been developed that are capable of large pressure gradients (250-500 psi/mm) when large electric fields (1000-1500 V/cm) are applied. Flowrates up to 200 .mu.L/min and delivery pressures up to 1200 psi have been demonstrated. Forces up to 5 lb-force at 0.5 mm/s (12 mW) have been demonstrated with a battery-powered DC-DC converter. Hydraulic power of 17 mW (900 psi@ 180 uL/min) has been demonstrated with wall-powered high voltage supplies. The force and stroke delivered by an actuator utilizing an EK pump are shown to exceed the output of solenoids, stepper motors, and DC motors of similar size, despite the low thermodynamic efficiency.

Mosier, Bruce P. (San Francisco, CA) [San Francisco, CA; Crocker, Robert W. (Fremont, CA) [Fremont, CA; Patel, Kamlesh D. (Dublin, CA) [Dublin, CA

2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

217

Top Hat Pressure System Hyperbaric Test Analysis | Department...  

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Top Hat Pressure System Hyperbaric Test Analysis Top Hat Pressure System Hyperbaric Test Analysis This file contains data from pressure measurements inside Top Hat 4....

218

Modeling the dynamic response of pressures in a distributed helium refrigeration system  

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A mathematical model is created of the dynamic response of pressures caused by flow inputs to an existing distributed helium refrigeration system. The dynamic system studied consists of the suction and discharge pressure headers and compressor portions of the refrigeration system used to cool the superconducting magnets of the Tevatron accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The modeling method involves identifying the system from data recorded during a series of controlled tests, with effort made to detect locational differences in pressure response around the four mile accelerator circumference. A review of the fluid mechanics associated with the system indicates linear time invariant models are suitable for the identification, particularly since the governing equations of one dimensional fluid flow are approximated by linear differential equations. An outline of the experimental design and the data acquisition system are given, followed by a detailed description of the modeling, which utilized the Matlab programming language and associated System Identification Toolbox. Two representations of the system are presented. One, a black box model, provides a multi-input, multi-output description assembled from the results of single input step function testing. This description indicates definite variation in pressure response with distance from the flow input location, and also suggests subtle differences in response with the input location itself. A second system representation is proposed which details the relation between continuous flow changes and pressure response, and provides explanation of a previously unappreciated pressure feedback internal to the system.

Brubaker, J.C.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Hooked differential mobility spectrometry apparatus and method therefore  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are a device and method for improved interfacing of differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) or field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS) analyzers of substantially planar geometry to subsequent or preceding instrument stages. Interfacing is achieved using curved DMS elements, where a thick ion beam emitted by planar DMS analyzers or injected into them for ion filtering is compressed to the gap median by DMS ion focusing effect in a spatially inhomogeneous electric field. Resulting thinner beams are more effectively transmitted through necessarily constrained conductance limit apertures to subsequent instrument stages operated at a pressure lower than DMS, and/or more effectively injected into planar DMS analyzers. The technology is synergetic with slit apertures, slit aperture/ion funnels, and high-pressure ion funnel interfaces known in the art which allow for increasing cross-sectional area of MS inlets. The invention may be used in integrated analytical platforms, including, e.g., DMS/MS, LC/DMS/MS, and DMS/IMS/MS that could replace and/or enhance current LC/MS methods, e.g., for proteomics research.

Shvartsburg, Alexandre A [Richland, WA; Tang, Keqi [Richland, WA; Ibrahim, Yehia M [Richland, WA; Smith, Richard D [Richland, WA

2009-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

220

High Pressure Hydrogen Tank Manufacturing  

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Workshop Workshop High Pressure Hydrogen Tank Manufacturing Mark Leavitt Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. August 11, 2011 This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information History of Innovations... Announced breakthrough in all-composite lightweight, high capacity, low-cost fuel storage technologies. * Developed a series of robust, OEM compatible electronic control products. Developed H 2 storage system for SunLine Tran-sit Hythane® bus. Awarded patent for integrated module including in-tank regulator * Developed high efficiency H 2 fuel storage systems for DOE Future Truck programs Developed H 2 storage and metering system for Toyota's FCEV platform. First to certify 10,000 psi systems in Japan

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221

Pressure maintenance in a volatile oil reservoir  

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reservoir. Historically, produced and makeup gas was injected to maintain pressure. In today's economy. gas has an increasing market value compared to the price of oil. Therefore, it becomes increasingly difficult to justify economically the injection... of produced gas and the purchase of additional make up gas to maintain reservoir pressure. Accordingly, water injection to maintain pressure becomes more favorable economically. This research investigated water injection into a volatile oil reservoir...

Schuster, Bruce Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

222

Dynamic pore pressure ahead of the bit  

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An analytic approach is presented in an attempt to improve the understanding of the mechanism of pore-pressure invasion ahead of the bit during drilling. An axisymmetric model accounts for a zone of damaged permeability (skin) on the work front. The effect of rate of penetration (ROP) and rotation speed on the pore pressure at the depth of cut is significant in the lower range of permeabilities, while for the high permeabilities, the skin has an overwhelming control on the pressure invasion.

Peltier, B.; Atkinson, C.

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Electrical resistance of Evanohm under pressure  

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The electrical resistance of Evanohm wire has been determined as a function of hydrostatic pressure. A Teflon cell with a novel type of electrical feedthrough was used to contain the fluid medium. The resistance was found to decrease approximately linearly by 0.3% up to 27 kilobar. The remarkably small variation of its resistance with temperature and pressure makes Evanohm a suitable material for strain measurements under pressure.

P. Andersson; G. Bäckström

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Effect of pressure anisotropy on magnetorotational instability  

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It is shown that two new instabilities of hybrid type can occur in a rotating magnetized plasma with anisotropic pressure, i.e., the rotational firehose instability and the rotational mirror instability. In the case of {beta}{sub parallel} > {beta}{sub perpendicular}, where {beta}{sub parallel} and {beta}{sub -perpendicular} are the ratios of the parallel and perpendicular plasma pressure to the magnetic field pressure, the pressure anisotropy tends to suppress both new instabilities; in the case {beta}{sub perpendicular} > {beta}{sub parallel}, it leads to their strengthening. In the latter case, the perturbations considered can be unstable even if the Velikhov instability criterion is not satisfied.

Mikhailovskii, A. B. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Institute of Nuclear Fusion (Russian Federation); Lominadze, J. G. [Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory (United States)], E-mail: j.lominadze@astro-ge.org; Churikov, A. P. [Syzran Branch of Samara Technical University (Russian Federation); Erokhin, N. N. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Institute of Nuclear Fusion (Russian Federation); Erokhin, N. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation); Tsypin, V. S

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

225

Viscosity of liquid Fe at high pressure  

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Synchrotron x-ray radiography has been used to measure the viscosity of pure liquid Fe at high pressure and temperature in a large volume press. A probe sphere rising through liquid Fe at high pressure and temperature is imaged, in situ, allowing for the derivation of sample viscosity through a modified form of Stokes’ equation. The effect of pressure on viscosity is fit by the semi empirical framework for transport coefficients in liquid metals, providing experimental verification of constant viscosity at the pressure-dependent melting temperature of liquid Fe where no change in liquid structure occurs.

Michael D. Rutter; Richard A. Secco; Hongjian Liu; Takeyuki Uchida; Mark L. Rivers; Stephen R. Sutton; Yanbin Wang

2002-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

226

Putting the pressure on carbon dioxide | EMSL  

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Putting the pressure on carbon dioxide Improving the chances for fuel recovery and carbon sequestration Artwork from this research graces the cover of Environmental Science...

227

High-Pressure Tube Trailers and Tanks  

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

bending stress: continuous fiber vessels and vessels made of replicants Conformable tanks require internal stiffeners (ribs) to efficiently support the pressure and minimize...

228

Alternative Strategies for Low Pressure End Uses  

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

This tip sheet outlines alternative strategies for low-pressure end uses as a pathway to reduced compressed air energy costs.

229

Atmospheric Pressure Discharges: Traveling Wave Plasma Sources  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Microwave sustained, atmospheric pressure plasmas are finding an increasing number of applications ... interest in the developing and investigating of appropriate plasma sources [1, 2].

Z. Zakrzewski; M. Moisan

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Conceptual Design for Pressure Swing Distillation.  

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??The separation of homogenous azeotropic mixtures is a common task in the chemical industry. In the literature, pressure swing distillation is often mentioned as an… (more)

Bozzacco, Carmen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Reservoir Pressure Management  

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Reservoir Pressure Management Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On HomeBasic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot...

232

High-Pressure Model Catalyst System | EMSL  

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of one atmosphere or below in a reactor situated just below an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) chamber. In particular, heterogeneous catalytic reactions at realistic pressures over...

233

Documentation Requirements for Pressurized Experiment Equipment  

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complexity of the system. 1. Description of apparatus a. Description of the assembly and operation of the system. b. State the maximum working pressure, working fluid (liquid or...

234

Heating tar sands formations while controlling pressure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods may include heating at least a section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. A pressure in the majority of the section may be maintained below a fracture pressure of the formation. The pressure in the majority of the section may be reduced to a selected pressure after the average temperature reaches a temperature that is above 240.degree. C. and is at or below pyrolysis temperatures of hydrocarbons in the section. At least some hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.

Stegemeier, George Leo (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX; Beer, Gary Lee (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX; Zhang, Etuan (Houston, TX) [Houston, TX

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

235

DIFFERENTIAL SOIL IMPEDANCE OBSTACLE DETECTION  

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This project develops a new and unique obstacle detection sensor for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment. The development of this new technology will greatly improve the reliability and safety of natural gas HDD construction practices. This sensor utilizes a differential soil impedance measurement technique that will be sensitive to the presence of plastic and ceramic, as well as metallic obstacles. The use of HDD equipment has risen significantly in the gas industry because HDD provides a much more cost-effective and less disruptive method for gas pipe installation than older, trenching methods. However, there have been isolated strikes of underground utilities by HDD equipment, which may have been avoided if methods were available to detect other underground obstacles when using HDD systems. GTI advisors from the gas industry have ranked the value of solving the obstacle detection problem as the most important research and development project for GTI to pursue using Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) funds available through its industry partner, GRI. GTI proposes to develop a prototype down-hole sensor system that is simple and compact. The sensor utilizes an impedance measurement technique that is sensitive to the presence of metallic or nonmetallic objects in the proximity of the HDD head. The system will use a thin film sensor conformal with the drill head. The impedance of the soil will be measured with a low frequency signal injected through the drill head itself. A pair of bridge type impedance sensors, mounted orthogonal to one another, is capacitively coupled to the soil. Inclusions in the soil will cause changes to the sensor balance distinguishable from homogeneous soil. The sensor will provide range and direction data for obstacles near the HDD head. The goal is to provide a simple, robust system that provides the information required to avoid obstacles. This must be done within the size and ruggedness constraints of the HDD equipment. Imaging obstacles is not within the scope of this work, as it would require a more elaborate sensor than is practical within the HDD head.

Maximillian J. Kieba

2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

236

Apparatus for unloading pressurized fluid  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is described for unloading fluid, preferably pressurized gas, from containers in a controlled manner that protects the immediate area from exposure to the container contents. The device consists of an unloading housing, which is enclosed within at least one protective structure, for receiving the dispensed contents of the steel container, and a laser light source, located external to the protective structure, for opening the steel container instantaneously. The neck or stem of the fluid container is placed within the sealed interior environment of the unloading housing. The laser light passes through both the protective structure and the unloading housing to instantaneously pierce a small hole within the stem of the container. Both the protective structure and the unloading housing are specially designed to allow laser light passage without compromising the light's energy level. Also, the unloading housing allows controlled flow of the gas once it has been dispensed from the container. The external light source permits remote operation of the unloading device. 2 figures.

Rehberger, K.M.

1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

237

Pressure analysis for horizontal wells  

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This paper presents horizontal-well test design and interpretation methods. Analytical solutions are developed that can be handled easily by a desktop computer to carry out design as well as interpretation with semilog and log-log analysis. These analytical solutions point out the distinctive behavior of horizontal wells: (1) at early time, there is a circular radial flow in a vertical plane perpendicular to the well, and (2) at late time, there is a horizontal pseudoradial flow. Each type of flow is associated with a semilog straight line to which semilog analysis has to be adapted. The horizontal pseudoradial flow takes into account a pseudoskin depending on system geometry, which is a priori defined and estimated. Practical time criteria are proposed to determine the beginning and the end of each type of flow and to provide a guide to semilog analysis and well test design. The authors study the behavior of uniform-flux or infinite-conductivity horizontal wells, with wellbore storage and skin. The homogeneous reservoir is infinite or limited by impermeable or constant-pressure boundaries. A method is also outlined to transform all our solutions for homogeneous reservoirs into corresponding solutions for double-porosity reservoirs.

Davlau, F.; Mouronval, G.; Bourdarot, G.; Curutchet, P.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Lightweight bladder lined pressure vessels  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lightweight, low permeability liner for graphite epoxy composite compressed gas storage vessels. The liner is composed of polymers that may or may not be coated with a thin layer of a low permeability material, such as silver, gold, or aluminum, deposited on a thin polymeric layer or substrate which is formed into a closed bladder using torispherical or near torispherical end caps, with or without bosses therein, about which a high strength to weight material, such as graphite epoxy composite shell, is formed to withstand the storage pressure forces. The polymeric substrate may be laminated on one or both sides with additional layers of polymeric film. The liner may be formed to a desired configuration using a dissolvable mandrel or by inflation techniques and the edges of the film seamed by heat sealing. The liner may be utilized in most any type of gas storage system, and is particularly applicable for hydrogen, gas mixtures, and oxygen used for vehicles, fuel cells or regenerative fuel cell applications, high altitude solar powered aircraft, hybrid energy storage/propulsion systems, and lunar/Mars space applications, and other applications requiring high cycle life.

Mitlitsky, Fred (1125 Canton Ave., Livermore, CA 94550); Myers, Blake (4650 Almond Cir., Livermore, CA 94550); Magnotta, Frank (1206 Bacon Way, Lafayette, CA 94549)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Lightweight bladder lined pressure vessels  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lightweight, low permeability liner is described for graphite epoxy composite compressed gas storage vessels. The liner is composed of polymers that may or may not be coated with a thin layer of a low permeability material, such as silver, gold, or aluminum, deposited on a thin polymeric layer or substrate which is formed into a closed bladder using tori spherical or near tori spherical end caps, with or without bosses therein, about which a high strength to weight material, such as graphite epoxy composite shell, is formed to withstand the storage pressure forces. The polymeric substrate may be laminated on one or both sides with additional layers of polymeric film. The liner may be formed to a desired configuration using a dissolvable mandrel or by inflation techniques and the edges of the film sealed by heat sealing. The liner may be utilized in most any type of gas storage system, and is particularly applicable for hydrogen, gas mixtures, and oxygen used for vehicles, fuel cells or regenerative fuel cell applications, high altitude solar powered aircraft, hybrid energy storage/propulsion systems, and lunar/Mars space applications, and other applications requiring high cycle life. 19 figs.

Mitlitsky, F.; Myers, B.; Magnotta, F.

1998-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

240

18.03 Differential Equations, Spring 2004  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Study of ordinary differential equations, including modeling of physical problems and interpretation of their solutions. Standard solution methods for single first-order equations, including graphical and numerical methods. ...

Miller, Haynes R., 1948-

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241

OPM Reservist Differential Briefing | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

OPM Reservist Differential Briefing Responsible Contacts Bruce Murray HR Policy Advisor E-mail bruce.murray@hq.doe.gov Phone 202-586-3372 More Documents & Publications OPM...

242

Principal stress pore pressure prediction: utilizing drilling measurements to predict pore pressure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A novel method of predicting pore pressure has been invented. The method utilizes currently recorded drilling measurements to predict the pore pressure of the formation through which the bit is drilling. The method applies Mohr’s Theory to describe...

Richardson, Kyle Wade

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

243

Thermal expansion of Mg(OH)2 brucite under high pressure and pressure dependence of entropy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An equation of state for Mg(OH)2 brucite under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions ... -ray diffraction. Pressure dependence of entropy of brucite has been calculated with thermal expansion coefficient....

H. Fukui; O. Ohtaka; T. Suzuki; K. Funakoshi

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Comparison of POLDER Apparent and Corrected Oxygen Pressure to ARM/MMCR Cloud Boundary Pressures  

SciTech Connect

POLDER (POLarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances) cloud oxygen pressures are compared to cloud boundary pressures obtained from the combination of Lidar and Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar ground measurements located at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. Without ground reflection correction, the apparent pressures are found to be closer to the mean cloud pressure than to the cloud top pressure. Nevertheless, for almost a quarter of our comparison cases the apparent pressure level is found to be below the cloud base level. This problem practically disappears applying a simple correction for the surface reflection effect. The corrected oxygen pressures are then found to be very close (12 hPa on average) to the mean cloud pressure.

Vanbauce, Claudine; Cadet, Bertrand; Marchand, Roger T.

2003-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

245

Statistics of pressure and of pressure-velocity correlations in isotropic turbulence  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some pressure and pressure-velocity correlation in a direct numerical simulations of a three-dimensional turbulent flow at moderate Reynolds numbers have been analyzed. We have identified a set of pressure-velocity correlations which posseses a good scaling behaviour. Such a class of pressure-velocity correlations are determined by looking at the energy-balance across any sub-volume of the flow. According to our analysis, pressure scaling is determined by the dimensional assumption that pressure behaves as a ``velocity squared'', unless finite-Reynolds effects are overwhelming. The SO(3) decompositions of pressure structure functions has also been applied in order to investigate anisotropic effects on the pressure scaling.

L. Biferale; P. Gualtieri; F. Toschi

2000-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

246

A single power supply optoelectronic differential amplifier  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A SINGLE POWER SUPPLY OPTOELECTRONIC DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER A Thesis by YOUNGiXIIN ALBERT CHOI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December... 1987 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A SINGLE POWER SUPPLY OPTOELECTRONIC DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER A Thesis by YOUNGMIN ALBERT CHOI Approved a. s to style and content by: He y F. aylor (Chairman of Committee) Kai Chang (Member) Ohannes...

Choi, Youngmin Albert

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Accelerated High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations...  

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High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations Using Hydrogen. Accelerated High-Resolution Differential Ion Mobility Separations Using Hydrogen. Abstract: The resolving...

248

A Hybrid Approach to Protein Differential Expression in Mass...  

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Hybrid Approach to Protein Differential Expression in Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics. A Hybrid Approach to Protein Differential Expression in Mass Spectrometry-Based...

249

ADAPTIVE ROBUST TRACKING CONTROL OF PRESSURE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

accuracy of pressure trajectory in the chamber when the pneumatic cylinder is moving. Off-line fitting, it is necessary to utilize the adaptive model compensation for improving the tracking accuracy of pressure and attenuation in pneumatic lines, valve dynamics, flow nonlinearities through the valve orifice, piston friction

Yao, Bin

250

Superconducting high-pressure phases of disilane  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Superconducting high-pressure phases of disilane 10.1073/pnas.1005242107 Xilian...DC 20015 High-pressure structures of disilane (Si2H6) are investigated extensively...linear-response calculations for Pm-3m disilane at 275 GPa show a large electron-phonon...

Xilian Jin; Xing Meng; Zhi He; Yanming Ma; Bingbing Liu; Tian Cui; Guangtian Zou; Ho-kwang Mao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

NETL- High-Pressure Combustion Research Facility  

SciTech Connect

NETL's High-Pressure Combustion Facility is a unique resource within the National Laboratories system. It provides the test capabilities needed to evaluate new combustion concepts for high-pressure, high-temperature hydrogen and natural gas turbines. These concepts will be critical for the next generation of ultra clean, ultra efficient power systems.

None

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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September 25, 2006 Experimental pressure solution compaction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

September 25, 2006 Experimental pressure solution compaction of synthetic halite/calcite aggregates by addition of hard particles. Sieved mixtures of calcite and halite grains are experimentally compacted in drained pressure cells in the presence of a saturated aqueous solution. The individual halite grains

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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NETL- High-Pressure Combustion Research Facility  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

NETL's High-Pressure Combustion Facility is a unique resource within the National Laboratories system. It provides the test capabilities needed to evaluate new combustion concepts for high-pressure, high-temperature hydrogen and natural gas turbines. These concepts will be critical for the next generation of ultra clean, ultra efficient power systems.

None

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Temperature Log | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Pressure Temperature Log Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Pressure Temperature Log Details Activities (13) Areas (13) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Downhole Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Well Log Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Well Log Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Perturbations in temperature or pressure can be indicative of faults or other structural features Hydrological: fluid cirulation, over-pressured zones, and under-pressured zones. Thermal: Temperature profile with depth Cost Information Low-End Estimate (USD): 0.6060 centUSD 6.0e-4 kUSD

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Earth pressures on reinforced concrete box culverts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Construction 2. 5 Instrumentation 2. 6 Backfill and Roadbed Construction CHAPTER III EXPERIMENT DESIGN 3. 1 Fill Height Selection 3. 2 Live Load and Truck Selection 3. 3 Load Location Notation 3. 4 Live Load Location Selection 3. 5 Instrument Location... walls are dependent upon compaction of the backfill soil and differential movement between the structure and soil. Thus, this information is primarily useful in determining if compaction of the backfill soil or differential movement between...

Brown, Dale Evan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

256

Field measurement of lateral earth pressures on retaining walls  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. The measured pressures are compared with the computed Coulomb and Rankine pressures for the active case. The measured pressures on the cantilever wall are in close agreement with the theoretical pressures on the upper half of the wall, but the measured... Pressure Variance with Time and Temperature. INTRODUCTION Present Status of the Question -- The latera1 earth pressure theories developed by Coulomb in 1776 and Rankine in 1S57 are known as the classical earth pressure theories (5)*. The basic equation...

Riggins, Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

257

Initiation Pressure Thresholds from Three Sources  

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Pressure thresholds are minimum pressures needed to start explosive initiation that ends in detonation. We obtain pressure thresholds from three sources. Run-to-detonation times are the poorest source but the fitting of a function gives rough results. Flyer-induced initiation gives the best results because the initial conditions are the best known. However, very thick flyers are needed to give the lowest, asymptotic pressure thresholds used in modern models and this kind of data is rarely available. Gap test data is in much larger supply but the various test sizes and materials are confusing. We find that explosive pressures are almost the same if the distance in the gap test spacers are in units of donor explosive radius. Calculated half-width time pulses in the spacers may be used to create a pressure-time curve similar to that of the flyers. The very-large Eglin gap tests give asymptotic thresholds comparable to extrapolated flyer results. The three sources are assembled into a much-expanded set of near-asymptotic pressure thresholds. These thresholds vary greatly with density: for TATB/LX-17/PBX 9502, we find values of 4.9 and 8.7 GPa at 1.80 and 1.90 g/cm{sup 3}, respectively.

Souers, P C; Vitello, P

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure Safety Program Implementation at ORNL  

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) facility that is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC. In February 2006, DOE promulgated worker safety and health regulations to govern contractor activities at DOE sites. These regulations, which are provided in 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, establish requirements for worker safety and health program that reduce or prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidental losses by providing DOE contractors and their workers with safe and healthful workplaces at DOE sites. The regulations state that contractors must achieve compliance no later than May 25, 2007. According to 10 CFR 851, Subpart C, Specific Program Requirements, contractors must have a structured approach to their worker safety and health programs that at a minimum includes provisions for pressure safety. In implementing the structured approach for pressure safety, contractors must establish safety policies and procedures to ensure that pressure systems are designed, fabricated, tested, inspected, maintained, repaired, and operated by trained, qualified personnel in accordance with applicable sound engineering principles. In addition, contractors must ensure that all pressure vessels, boilers, air receivers, and supporting piping systems conform to (1) applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (2004) Sections I through XII, including applicable code cases; (2) applicable ASME B31 piping codes; and (3) the strictest applicable state and local codes. When national consensus codes are not applicable because of pressure range, vessel geometry, use of special materials, etc., contractors must implement measures to provide equivalent protection and ensure a level of safety greater than or equal to the level of protection afforded by the ASME or applicable state or local codes. This report documents the work performed to address legacy pressure vessel deficiencies and comply with pressure safety requirements in 10 CFR 851. It also describes actions taken to develop and implement ORNL’s Pressure Safety Program.

Lower, Mark [ORNL; Etheridge, Tom [ORNL; Oland, C. Barry [XCEL Engineering, Inc.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

ASME post construction pressure technology codes  

SciTech Connect

The need to continue to operate pressurized equipment and other facilities in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner has led to the development of many new approaches to in-service inspection, flaw evaluation, and repair. Interest on the part of users, regulatory authorities and others in standardizing these approaches has led to the formation of a new ASME Main Committee on Post Construction under the Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards, and a new Division of the Pressure Vessel Research Council on Continued Operation of Equipment. This paper provides a brief overview of these activities.

Sims, J.R. [Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Florham Park, NJ (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Pressurized security barrier and alarm system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A security barrier for placement across a passageway is made up of interconnected pressurized tubing made up in a grid pattern with openings too small to allow passage. The tubing is connected to a pressure switch, located away from the barrier site, which activates an alarm upon occurrence of a pressure drop. A reinforcing bar is located inside and along the length of the tubing so as to cause the tubing to rupture and set off the alarm upon an intruder`s making an attempt to crimp and seal off a portion of the tubing by application of a hydraulic tool. Radial and rectangular grid patterns are disclosed. 7 figures.

Carver, D.W.

1995-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline gas pressure reduction with refrigeration generation  

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The high pressure of pipeline gas is reduced to the low pressure of a distribution system with simultaneous generation of refrigeration by passing the gas through two successive centrifugal compressors driven by two turbo-expanders in which the compressed gas is expanded to successively lower pressures. Refrigeration is recovered from the gas as it leaves each turbo-expander. Methanol is injected into the pipeline gas before it is expanded to prevent ice formation. Aqueous methanol condensate separated from the expanded gas is distilled for the recovery and reuse of methanol.

Markbreiter, S. J.; Schorr, H. P.

1985-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

262

Differential Coloring Reveals That Plastids Do Not Form Networks for Exchanging Macromolecules  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...organelles is the way that energy flows through them...chloroplasts, trap solar energy by transducing it through...channeling it into the production of an energy-rich...wherein their continued production of energy is dependent upon the...

Martin H. Schattat; Sarah Griffiths; Neeta Mathur; Kiah Barton; Michael R. Wozny; Natalie Dunn; John S. Greenwood; Jaideep Mathur

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

263

On the influence of dissipative effects on instabilities of differentially-rotating plasmas  

SciTech Connect

The stability of differentially-rotating cylindrical plasmas in the axial homogeneous magnetic field is studied in the framework of one-fluid dissipative magnetohydrodynamics. The dispersion relation of small-scale axisymmetric perturbations, taking into account the effects of the plasma thermal stratification, its resistivity and its viscosity, is derived. In the limiting cases of negligible resistivity and of negligible viscosity, the criteria of plasma stability are obtained. It is shown that in the case of small viscosity, the azimuthal flow of resistive plasma in the axial magnetic field is unstable due to the buoyancy effect if both the plasma pressure and its entropy either increase or decrease in the radial direction.

Lakhin, V. P., E-mail: vplakhin@mtu-net.ru; Ilgisonis, V. I. [Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute' (Russian Federation)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

264

Differential rotation of nonlinear r-modes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The differential rotation of r-modes is investigated within the nonlinear theory up to second order in the mode amplitude in the case of a slowly rotating, Newtonian, barotropic, perfect-fluid star. We find a nonlinear extension of the linear r-mode, which represents differential rotation that produces large scale drifts of fluid elements along stellar latitudes. This solution includes a piece induced by first-order quantities and another one that is a pure second-order effect. Since the latter is stratified on cylinders, it cannot cancel differential rotation induced by first-order quantities, which is not stratified on cylinders. It is shown that, unlike the situation in the linearized theory, r-modes do not preserve the vorticity of fluid elements at second order. It is also shown that the physical angular momentum and energy of the perturbation are, in general, different from the corresponding canonical quantities.

Paulo M. Sá

2004-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

265

On obliquely magnetized and differentially rotating stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the interaction of differential rotation and a misaligned magnetic field. The incompressible magnetohydrodynamic equations are solved numerically for a free-decay problem. In the kinematic limit, differential rotation annihilates the non-axisymmetric field on a timescale proportional to the cube root of magnetic Reynolds number ($Rm$), as predicted by R\\"adler. Nonlinearly, the outcome depends upon the initial energy in the non-axisymmetric part of the field. Sufficiently weak fields approach axisymmetry as in the kinematic limit; some differential rotation survives across magnetic surfaces, at least on intermediate timescales. Stronger fields enforce uniform rotation and remain non-axisymmetric. The initial field strength that divides these two regimes does not follow the scaling $Rm^{-1/3}$ predicted by quasi-kinematic arguments, perhaps because our $Rm$ is never sufficiently large or because of reconnection. We discuss the possible relevance of these results to tidal synchronization and tida...

Wei, Xing

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Documentation Requirements for Pressurized Experiment Equipment  

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Documentation Requirements for Pressurized Experiment Apparatus Documentation Requirements for Pressurized Experiment Apparatus PSSC NOTE01 15-Jan-2013 When bringing a piece of apparatus to the APS for an experiment that will involve pressure, whether it is to be used on a beamline during a measurement or in a laboratory to prepare the sample prior to the experiment, the hazards associated with the equipment must be reviewed. To review the equipment and make any recommendations, a certain level of documentation must be provided by the experimenter. The length and depth of the documentation should be commensurate with the complexity of the system. 1. Description of apparatus a. Description of the assembly and operation of the system. b. State the maximum working pressure, working fluid (liquid or gas) used to

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Effect of pressure anisotropy on magnetorotational instability  

SciTech Connect

It is shown that two new instabilities of hybrid type can occur in a rotating magnetized plasma with anisotropic pressure, i.e., the rotational firehose instability and the rotational mirror instability. In the case of {beta}{sub Parallel-To} > {beta}{sub Up-Tack }, where {beta}{sub Parallel-To} and {beta}{sub Up-Tack} are the ratios of the parallel and perpendicular plasma pressure to the magnetic field pressure, the pressure anisotropy tends to suppress both new instabilities; in the case {beta}{sub Up-Tack} > {beta}{sub Parallel-To }, it leads to their strengthening. In the latter case, the perturbations considered can be unstable even if the Velikhov instability criterion is not satisfied.

Mikhailovskii, A. B. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Institute of Nuclear Fusion (Russian Federation); Lominadze, J. G., E-mail: j.lominadze@astro-ge.org [Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Churikov, A. P. [Syzran Branch of Samara Technical University (Russian Federation); Erokhin, N. N. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Institute of Nuclear Fusion (Russian Federation); Erokhin, N. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation); Tsypin, V. S.

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

268

CRAD, Pressurized Systems and Cryogens Assessment Plan  

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

Assure personnel health and safety through regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance on pressure vessels and equipment, compressed gases and gas cylinders, vacuum equipment and systems, hydraulics, and cryogenic materials and systems.

269

Wind pressure distribution on shell structures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

relates to both cost and safety. This study has revealed that wind pressure criteria for shell structures is not adequately covered by most building codes. Those that do exist are rather vague and sometimes erroneous. One recently published design manual...

Yancey, Kenneth Earl, Jr

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Pulse Pressure Forming of Lightweight Materials, Development...  

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

Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C. lm015smith2010o.pdf More Documents & Publications Pulse-Pressure Forming of Lightweight Metals...

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Program predicts two-phase pressure gradients  

SciTech Connect

The calculator program discussed, ORK, was designed for the HP-41CV hand-held calculator and uses the Orkiszewski correlation for predicting 2-phase pressure gradients in vertical tubulars. Accurate predictions of pressure gradients in flowing and gas lift wells over a wide range of well conditions can be obtained with this method, which was developed based on data from 148 wells. The correlation is one of the best generalized 2-phase pressure gradient prediction methods developed to date for vertical flow. It is unique in that hold-up is derived from observed physical phenomena, and the pressure gradient is related to the geometrical distribution of the liquid and gas phase (flow regime).

Jacks, D.C.; Hill, A.D.

1983-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

272

Nanoprobe measurements of materials at megabar pressures  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill...Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA...low-pressure, if not a near-vacuum, environment, which is incompatible...Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration...

Lin Wang; Yang Ding; Wenge Yang; Wenjun Liu; Zhonghou Cai; Jennifer Kung; Jinfu Shu; Russell J. Hemley; Wendy L. Mao; Ho-kwang Mao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Characterization and stabilization of fully differential circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. 15. Two integrator loop structure with "wire implementation" of the gain stage, split into common mode and differential paths we can practically match . 4is to . 4i4 to ?. 4iq to ?. 4rs. EVhence, we obtain ADD - 2. 4is (3. 12) . 413 . 414 + . 423...(s) X3 X4 Fig. 1. Basic linear system block 1 XDm Xcin Xl + Z + X~ G(si X4 Fig. 2. Basic system block excited with common mode and differential mode signals Xl Q(s) X3 +~ + 1 Xc, ?, XD, ?, Fig. 3. Conversion of standard outputs to common...

Seaberg, Charles Eric

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Pressure swing adsorption with intermediate product recovery  

SciTech Connect

A pressure swing adsorption process is used to achieve intermediate product recovery by the introduction of a gas displacement step before, simultaneous with or subsequent to pressure equalization between beds of a multi-bed adsorption system. A cocurrent depressurization step is then employed to achieve intermediate product recovery. A portion of said intermediate product or of the more readily adsorbable component recovered from a bed advantageously being employed to provide displacement gas for another bed in the adsorption system.

Fuderer, A.

1985-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

275

PRESSURE OSCILLATION IN RHIC CRYOGENIC SYSTEM.  

SciTech Connect

HORIZONTAL BEAM VIBRATION AROUND 10HZ IN THE RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER (RHIC) HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND THE POSSIBLE SOURCES TO CAUSE THIS VIBRATION HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED. TO DETERMINE THE HETIUM PRESSURE OSCILLATIONS AS A POSSIBLE PRIMARY VIBRATION SOURCE, HELIUM PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT IN THE FIVE CRYOGENIC TRANSFER LINES AT 2 VALVE BOXES AND 6 LEAD PORTS AT 2 TRIPLET CRYOSTAT FOR BOTH MAGNET RINGS. ADDITIONALLY, COLD MA...

JIA,L.MONTAG,C.TALLERICO,T.HIRZEL,W.NICOLETTI,A.

2003-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

276

UF{sub 6} pressure excursions during cylinder heating  

SciTech Connect

As liquid UF{sub 6} inside a cylinder changes from a liquid to a solid, it forms a porous solid which occupies approximately the same volume as that of the liquid before cooling. Simultaneously as the liquid cools, UF{sub 6} vapor in the cylinder ullage above the liquid desublimes on the upper region of the inner cylinder wall. This solid is a dense, glass-like material which can accumulate to a significant thickness. The thickness of the solid coating on the upper cylinder wall and directly behind the cylinder valve area will vary depending on the conditions during the cooling stage. The amount of time lapsed between UF{sub 6} solidification and UF{sub 6} liquefaction can also affect the UF{sub 6} coating. This is due to the daily ambient heat cycle causing the coating to sublime from the cylinder wall to cooler areas, thus decreasing the thickness. Structural weakening of the dense UF{sub 6} layer also occurs due to cylinder transport vibration and thermal expansion. During cylinder heating, the UF{sub 6} nearest the cylinder wall will liquefy first. As the solid coating behind the cylinder valve begins to liquefy, it results in increased pressure depending upon the available volume for expansion. At the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) during the liquefaction of the UF{sub 6} in cylinders in the UF{sub 6} feed and sampling autoclaves, this pressure increase has resulted in the activation of the systems rupture discs which are rated at 100 pounds per square inch differential.

Brown, P.G. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

277

High pressure hydrogen effect on creep-rupture properties of superalloys  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The automotive Stirling engine, being developed by the United States Department...2 under constant initial stress conditions, and creep extensions were monitored with transducers placed internally. Air and H2 dat...

S. Bhattacharyya; R. H. Titran

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Dynamic surge/swab pressure predictions  

SciTech Connect

It is generally accepted that the pulling and running of pipe causes pressure surges. The prediction of pressure surges is of economic importance in wells where the pressure must be examined within narrow limits to prevent lost circulation and formation-fluid influx. For these wells, the drilling engineer needs the best possible method of calculating surge pressures to drill wells with a minimum of trouble. This paper presents a dynamic surge/swab model that extends existing technology with the following features: (1) pipe and annulus pressures are coupled through the pipe elasticity; (2) longitudinal pipe elasticity and fluid viscous forces determine pipe displacement; (3) fluid properties vary as a function of temperature and pressure; and (4) formation elasticity; pipe elasticity, and cement elasticity are all used to determine the composite elastic response of the wellbore. Comparisons between the model and field data demonstrate good agreement. Data matches have been made for both water- and oil-based muds in both shallow and deep wells. Furthermore, the model matches data that had not been previously matched by other models.

Mitchell, R.F. (Enertech Engineering and Research (US))

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Steam Pressure Reduction, Opportunities, and Issues  

SciTech Connect

Steam pressure reduction has the potential to reduce fuel consumption for a minimum capital investment. When the pressure at the boiler is reduced, fuel and steam are saved as a result of changes in the high-pressure side of the steam system from the boiler through the condensate return system. In the boiler plant, losses from combustion, boiler blowdown, radiation, and steam venting from condensate receivers would be reduced by reducing steam pressure. Similarly, in the steam distribution system, losses from radiation, flash steam vented from condensate receivers, and component and steam trap leakage would also be reduced. There are potential problems associated with steam pressure reduction, however. These may include increased boiler carryover, boiler water circulation problems in watertube boilers, increased steam velocity in piping, loss of power in steam turbines, and issues with pressure reducing valves. This paper is based a Steam Technical Brief sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Enbridge Gas Distribution, Inc. (5). An example illustrates the use of DOE BestPractices Steam System Assessment Tool to model changes in steam, fuel, electricity generation, and makeup water and to estimate resulting economic benefits.

Berry, Jan [ORNL; Griffin, Mr. Bob [Enbridge Gas Distribution, Inc.; Wright, Anthony L [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Optically transduced MEMS gyro device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A bulk micromachined vibratory gyro in which a proof mass has a bulk substrate thickness for a large mass and high inertial sensitivity. In embodiments, optical displacement transduction is with multi-layer sub-wavelength gratings for high sensitivity and low cross-talk with non-optical drive elements. In embodiments, the vibratory gyro includes a plurality of multi-layer sub-wavelength gratings and a plurality of drive electrodes to measure motion of the proof mass induced by drive forces and/or moments and induced by the Coriolis Effect when the gyro experiences a rotation. In embodiments, phase is varied across the plurality gratings and a multi-layer grating having the best performance is selected from the plurality.

Nielson, Gregory N; Bogart, Gregory R; Langlois, Eric; Okandan, Murat

2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of pressure-compensating compliant tubes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Different fabrication methods are evaluated for producing pressure-compensating tubes for use in low-pressure drip irrigation systems. Such devices would allow drip irrigation systems to operate at driving pressures much ...

Martin, Ian (Ian P.)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Natural convection in shallow enclosures with differentially heated endwalls  

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We consider a low-aspect-ratio two-dimensional rectangular cavity, differentially heated with an arbitrarily large horizontal temperature difference. Steady-state results obtained from numerical solutions of the transient Navier--Stokes equations are given for air using the ideal gas law and Sutherland law transport properties. We clarify the different flow regimes possible by using numerical results for aspect ratios 0.025less than or equal toAless than or equal to1 and for Rayleigh numbers (based on height) 10/sup 2/less than or equal toRaless than or equal to10/sup 9/. We present Nusselt numbers, and temperature and velocity distributions, and compare them with existing data. At high Ra in the Boussinesq limit we show the existence of weak secondary and tertiary flows in the core of the cavity. In addition we present novel solutions in the non-Boussinesq regime. We find that the classical parallel flow solution, accurate in the core of the cavity in the Boussinesq limit, does not exist when variable properties are introduced. For higher Rayleigh numbers, we generalized the well-known analytical boundary layer solution of Gill. The non-Boussinesq solutions show greatly reduced static pressure levels and lower critical Rayleigh numbers.

Paolucci, S.; Chenoweth, D.R.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Apparatus and method for pressure testing closure disks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and device are described for testing the burst pressure of closure disks which provides high pressure to both sides of a disk and rapidly releases pressure from one side thereof causing a high rate of change of pressure. A hollow notched plug allows the rapid release of pressure upon rupturing. A tensile load is transmitted by a piston in combination with fluid pressure to the hollow notched plug. 5 figs.

Merten, C.W. Jr.

1992-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

284

Using MATLAB to solve differential equations numerically  

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Using MATLAB to solve differential equations numerically Morten Brøns Department of Mathematics of the programming language MATLAB. We will focus on practical matters and readers interested in numerical analysis as a mathematical subject should look elsewhere. In the G-databar at DTU, MATLAB can be accessed either by typing �

Klein, David

285

Exotic Differentiable Structures and General Relativity  

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We review recent developments in differential topology with special concern for their possible significance to physical theories, especially general relativity. In particular we are concerned here with the discovery of the existence of non-standard (``fake'' or ``exotic'') differentiable structures on topologically simple manifolds such as $S^7$, \\R and $S^3\\times {\\bf R^1}.$ Because of the technical difficulties involved in the smooth case, we begin with an easily understood toy example looking at the role which the choice of complex structures plays in the formulation of two-dimensional vacuum electrostatics. We then briefly review the mathematical formalisms involved with differentiable structures on topological manifolds, diffeomorphisms and their significance for physics. We summarize the important work of Milnor, Freedman, Donaldson, and others in developing exotic differentiable structures on well known topological manifolds. Finally, we discuss some of the geometric implications of these results and propose some conjectures on possible physical implications of these new manifolds which have never before been considered as physical models.

Carl H. Brans; Duane Randall

1992-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

286

Lifetime-based TCP service differentiation  

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We present a lifetime-based differentiation framework for TCP flows. The separation into two classes is based on a threshold technique. We introduce a scheme, FairShare, that handles the long-lived flows and achieves global max-min fairness. The short-lived ... Keywords: Active queue management, Bandwidth allocation, Fairness, TCP

I. Nikolaidis; X. Wu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Trees, rough integration and differential equations  

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on the trajectory (x,y). mg (orsay) trees, rough paths, ... 3 / 27 #12;Trees L finite set. Trees labeled by L , TLTrees, rough integration and differential equations Massimiliano Gubinelli Laboratoire de Mathématiques Université Paris-Sud XI mg (orsay) trees, rough paths, ... 1 / 27 #12;Rough paths T. Lyons (Oxford

Gubinelli, Massimiliano

288

Optimization of Differential-Algebraic Equation Systems  

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(reactor, column) nu control profiles for optimal operation Constraints: uL u(t) uU zL z(t) z optimal reactor temperature policy optimal column reflux ratio Batch Process Optimization zi,I 0 zi,II 01 Optimization of Differential- Algebraic Equation Systems L. T. Biegler Chemical Engineering

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

289

Quantum Field Theory and Differential Geometry  

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We introduce the historical development and physical idea behind topological Yang-Mills theory and explain how a physical framework describing subatomic physics can be used as a tool to study differential geometry. Further, we emphasize that this phenomenon demonstrates that the interrelation between physics and mathematics have come into a new stage.

W. F. Chen

2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

290

The viscosity of liquids (a) Normal octanol at atmospheric pressure (b) An equipment for high pressures.  

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??Theories of Liquid Viscosity lead to equations giving the variation of the viscosity with temperature and pressure, but give poor agreement with experimental values, particularly… (more)

De Verteuil, Georges Francois

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Bonfire Tests of High Pressure Hydrogen Storage Tanks | Department...  

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Bonfire Tests of High Pressure Hydrogen Storage Tanks Bonfire Tests of High Pressure Hydrogen Storage Tanks These slides were presented at the International Hydrogen Fuel and...

292

Bonfire Tests of High Pressure Hydrogen Storage Tanks  

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Bonfire Tests of High Pressure Hydrogen Storage Tanks International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum 2010Beijing, P.R. China September 27, 2010 Bonfire Tests of High...

293

Intense and Highly Energetic Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Arrays.  

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??This thesis documents the efforts taken to produce highly ionized and concentrated atmospheric pressure plasma using an arrayed atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) system. The… (more)

Furmanski, John

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Ultralight Pressure Regulator for Application in Pneumatic Prostheses:.  

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??Available pressure regulators are considered too heavy for application in pneumatic prostheses. Goal of this paper is developing a lighter pressure regulator adapted for this… (more)

Rob, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum 2010 Proceedings...  

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International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum 2010 Proceedings International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum 2010 Proceedings Proceedings from the forum, which took...

296

Pressure Temperature Log At Glass Buttes Area (DOE GTP) | Open...  

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Pressure Temperature Log At Glass Buttes Area (DOE GTP) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Pressure Temperature Log At Glass Buttes...

297

Three-dimensional echocardiographic determination of left ventricular volumes and function by multiplane transesophageal transducer: dynamic in vitro validation and in vivo comparison with angiography and thermodilution  

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The goal of this study was to validate 3-dimensional echocardiography by multiplane transesophageal transducer for the determination of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction in an in vitro experiment and to compare the method in vivo with biplane angiography and the continuous thermodilution method. In the dynamic in vitro experiment, we scanned rubber balloons in a water tank by using a pulsatile flow model. Twenty-nine measurements of volumes and ejection fractions were performed at increasing heart rates. Three-dimensional echocardiography showed a very high accuracy for volume measurements and ejection fraction calculation (correlation coefficient, standard error of estimate, and mean difference for end-diastolic volume 0.998, 2.3 mL, and 0.1 mL; for end-systolic volume 0.996, 2.7 mL, and 0.5 mL; and for ejection fraction 0.995, 1.0%, and ?0.4%, respectively). However, with increasing heart rate there was progressive underestimation of ejection fraction calculation (percent error for heart rate below and above 100 bpm 0.59% and ?8.6%, P<.001). In the in vivo study, left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction of 24 patients with symmetric and distorted left ventricular shape were compared with angiography results. There was good agreement for the subgroup of patients with normal left ventricular shape (mean difference ±95% confidence interval for end-diastolic volume 5.2±6.7 mL, P<.05; for end-systolic volume ?0.5±8.4 mL, P=not significant; for ejection fraction 2.4%±7.2%, P=not significant) and significantly more variability in the patients with left ventricular aneurysms (end-diastolic volume 23.1±56.4 mL, P<.01; end-systolic volume 5.6±41.0 mL, P=not significant; ejection fraction 4.9%±16.0%, P<.05). Additionally, in 20 critically ill, ventilated patients, stroke volume and cardiac output measurements were compared with measurement from continuous thermodilution. Stroke volume as well as cardiac output correlated well to thermodilution (r=0.89 and 0.84, respectively, P<.001), although both parameters were significantly underestimated by 3-dimensional echocardiography (mean difference ±95% confidence interval =?6.4±16.0 mL and ?0.6±1.6 L/min, respectively, P<.005)

Harald P. Kühl; Andreas Franke; Uwe Janssens; Marc Merx; Jürgen Graf; Winfried Krebs; Helmut Reul; Günter Rau; Rainer Hoffmann; Heinrich G. Klues; Peter Hanrath

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Analysis of the fluid-pressure responses of the Rustler Formation at H-16 to the construction of the air-intake shaft at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site  

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The construction of the air-intake shaft (AIS) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in 1987 and 1988 initiated fluid-pressure responses which were used to estimate the hydrologic properties of the Culebra Dolomite, Magenta Dolomite, and Forty-niner Members of the Rustler Formation. Fluid-pressure responses were monitored with downhole transducers. The AIS pilot hole,remained open and draining to the underground facility for about three months. The pilot hole was then upreamed from the underground facility to land surface. The pilot hole was drilled and reamed using a bentonite-mud-based brine as a drilling fluid. The well-test simulator GTFM was used to analyze the fluid-pressure responses of the Culebra and Magenta dolomites and the Forty-niner claystone. A cement-invasion skin was used in simulating the Culebra dolomite's drilling/reaming period. A mud-filter-cake skin was used to create reduced wellbore pressures in simulating the pilot-hole drilling/reaming periods of the Magenta dolomite and Forty-niner claystone. 26 refs., 70 figs., 10 tabs.

Alvis, J.D.; Saulnier, G.J. Jr.

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

HIGH PRESSURE COAL COMBUSTON KINETICS PROJECT  

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As part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve the efficiency of coal-fired power plants and reduce the pollution generated by these facilities, DOE has funded the High-Pressure Coal Combustion Kinetics (HPCCK) Projects. A series of laboratory experiments were conducted on selected pulverized coals at elevated pressures with the specific goals to provide new data for pressurized coal combustion that will help extend to high pressure and validate models for burnout, pollutant formation, and generate samples of solid combustion products for analyses to fill crucial gaps in knowledge of char morphology and fly ash formation. Two series of high-pressure coal combustion experiments were performed using SRI's pressurized radiant coal flow reactor. The first series of tests characterized the near burner flame zone (NBFZ). Three coals were tested, two high volatile bituminous (Pittsburgh No.8 and Illinois No.6), and one sub-bituminous (Powder River Basin), at pressures of 1, 2, and 3 MPa (10, 20, and 30 atm). The second series of experiments, which covered high-pressure burnout (HPBO) conditions, utilized a range of substantially longer combustion residence times to produce char burnout levels from 50% to 100%. The same three coals were tested at 1, 2, and 3 MPa, as well as at 0.2 MPa. Tests were also conducted on Pittsburgh No.8 coal in CO2 entrainment gas at 0.2, 1, and 2 MPa to begin establishing a database of experiments relevant to carbon sequestration techniques. The HPBO test series included use of an impactor-type particle sampler to measure the particle size distribution of fly ash produced under complete burnout conditions. The collected data have been interpreted with the help of CFD and detailed kinetics simulation to extend and validate devolatilization, char combustion and pollutant model at elevated pressure. A global NOX production sub-model has been proposed. The submodel reproduces the performance of the detailed chemical reaction mechanism for the NBFZ tests.

Stefano Orsino

2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

300

Anisotropic pressure and hyperons in neutron stars  

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We study the effects of anisotropic pressure on properties of the neutron stars with hyperons inside its core within the framework of extended relativistic mean field. It is found that the main effects of anisotropic pressure on neutron star matter is to increase the stiffness of the equation of state, which compensates for the softening of the EOS due to the hyperons. The maximum mass and redshift predictions of anisotropic neutron star with hyperonic core are quite compatible with the result of recent observational constraints if we use the parameter of anisotropic pressure model $h \\le 0.8$[1] and $\\Lambda \\le -1.15$ [2]. The radius of the corresponding neutron star at $M$=1.4 $M_\\odot$ is more than 13 km, while the effect of anisotropic pressure on the minimum mass of neutron star is insignificant. Furthermore, due to the anisotropic pressure in the neutron star, the maximum mass limit of higher than 2.1 $M_\\odot$ cannot rule out the presence of hyperons in the neutron star core.

A. Sulaksono

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure balance at the magnetopause: Experimental studies  

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The pressure balance at the magnetopause is formed by magnetic field and plasma in the magnetosheath, on one side, and inside the magnetosphere, on the other side. In the approach of dipole earth's magnetic field configuration and gas-dynamics solar wind flowing around the magnetosphere, the pressure balance predicts that the magnetopause distance R depends on solar wind dynamic pressure Pd as a power low R ~ Pd^alpha, where the exponent alpha=-1/6. In the real magnetosphere the magnetic filed is contributed by additional sources: Chapman-Ferraro current system, field-aligned currents, tail current, and storm-time ring current. Net contribution of those sources depends on particular magnetospheric region and varies with solar wind conditions and geomagnetic activity. As a result, the parameters of pressure balance, including power index alpha, depend on both the local position at the magnetopause and geomagnetic activity. In addition, the pressure balance can be affected by a non-linear transfer of the solar ...

Suvorova, A V

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Pressurized heat treatment of glass ceramic  

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A method of producing a glass-ceramic having a specified thermal expansion value is disclosed. The method includes the step of pressurizing the parent glass material to a predetermined pressure during heat treatment so that the glass-ceramic produced has a specified thermal expansion value. Preferably, the glass-ceramic material is isostatically pressed. A method for forming a strong glass-ceramic to metal seal is also disclosed in which the glass-ceramic is fabricated to have a thermal expansion value equal to that of the metal. The determination of the thermal expansion value of a parent glass material placed in a high-temperature environment is also used to determine the pressure in the environment.

Kramer, D.P.

1984-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

303

Pressure balanced drag turbine mass flow meter  

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The density of the fluid flowing through a tubular member may be measured by a device comprising a rotor assembly suspended within the tubular member, a fluid bearing medium for the rotor assembly shaft, independent fluid flow lines to each bearing chamber, and a scheme for detection of any difference between the upstream and downstream bearing fluid pressures. The rotor assembly reacts to fluid flow both by rotation and axial displacement; therefore concurrent measurements may be made of the velocity of blade rotation and also bearing pressure changes, where the pressure changes may be equated to the fluid momentum flux imparted to the rotor blades. From these parameters the flow velocity and density of the fluid may be deduced.

Dacus, M.W.; Cole, J.H.

1980-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

304

Pressure balanced drag turbine mass flow meter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The density of the fluid flowing through a tubular member may be measured by a device comprising a rotor assembly suspended within the tubular member, a fluid bearing medium for the rotor assembly shaft, independent fluid flow lines to each bearing chamber, and a scheme for detection of any difference between the upstream and downstream bearing fluid pressures. The rotor assembly reacts to fluid flow both by rotation and axial displacement; therefore concurrent measurements may be made of the velocity of blade rotation and also bearing pressure changes, where the pressure changes may be equated to the fluid momentum flux imparted to the rotor blades. From these parameters the flow velocity and density of the fluid may be deduced.

Dacus, Michael W. (Gilbert, AR); Cole, Jack H. (Fayetteville, AR)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Piezoelectric Versus Mechanical Spring Pressure Gauge  

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That difficulties in the use of various types of pressure gauges warrant meticulous scrutiny in the rendering of an accurate pressure?time curve has advanced each type of gauge for particular work. In powder gas and internal combustion engine gas pressures the spring type and piezoelectric type offer great possibilities with the first a self?contained unit and the latter a charge?collecting device and with the former following the true curve by an admitted time lag and the latter assumed to be responding instantaneously. Sparse comparative records of the two show the case to be more nearly the reverse of what the popular assumption leads one to believe. Fuller data are needed to determine the comparative lagging characteristics of both types.

R. Alden Webster

1939-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

High-pressure cell for neutron diffraction with in situ pressure control at cryogenic temperatures  

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Pressure generation at cryogenic temperatures presents a problem for a wide array of experimental techniques, particularly neutron studies due to the volume of sample required. We present a novel, compact pressure cell with a large sample volume in which load is generated by a bellow. Using a supply of helium gas up to a pressure of 350 bar, a load of up to 78 kN is generated with leak-free operation. In addition, special fiber ports added to the cryogenic center stick allow for in situ pressure determination using the ruby pressure standard. Mechanical stability was assessed using finite element analysis and the dimensions of the cell have been optimized for use with standard cryogenic equipment. Load testing and on-line experiments using NaCl and BiNiO{sub 3} have been done at the WISH instrument of the ISIS pulsed neutron source to verify performance.

Jacobsen, Matthew K.; Ridley, Christopher J.; Bocian, Artur; Kamenev, Konstantin V., E-mail: k.kamenev@ed.ac.uk [School of Engineering and CSEC, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Kirichek, Oleg; Manuel, Pascal; Khalyavin, Dmitry [ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford (United Kingdom)] [ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford (United Kingdom); Azuma, Masaki [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)] [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Attfield, J. Paul [School of Chemistry and CSEC, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)] [School of Chemistry and CSEC, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

307

Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows  

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows TDM - Karma Sawyer Robert C. Tenent National Renewable Energy Laboratory robert.tenent@nrel.gov 303-384-6775 4/4/2013 Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) Glass Transparent Conductor (TC) Active Electrode Counter Electrode Ion Conductor 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose and Objectives * Expense - Current market price of $50-$100/ft 2 - Projections indicate under $20/ft 2 needed - A new production paradigm is required * Aesthetics - Architects hesitant to adopt "smurf glass"

308

High-Pressure Tube Trailers and Tanks  

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Berry Berry Salvador M. Aceves Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (925) 422-0864 saceves@LLNL.GOV DOE Delivery Tech Team Presentation Chicago, Illinois February 8, 2005 Inexpensive delivery of compressed hydrogen with ambient temperature or cryogenic compatible vessels * Pressure vessel research at LLNL Conformable (continuous fiber and replicants) Cryo-compressed * Overview of delivery options * The thermodynamics of compressed and cryo-compressed hydrogen storage * Proposed analysis activities * Conclusions Outline We are investigating two techniques for reduced bending stress: continuous fiber vessels and vessels made of replicants Conformable tanks require internal stiffeners (ribs) to efficiently support the pressure and minimize bending stresses Spherical and cylindrical tanks

309

Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows  

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Atmospheric Pressure Deposition Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows TDM - Karma Sawyer Robert C. Tenent National Renewable Energy Laboratory robert.tenent@nrel.gov 303-384-6775 4/4/2013 Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) Glass Transparent Conductor (TC) Active Electrode Counter Electrode Ion Conductor 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose and Objectives * Expense - Current market price of $50-$100/ft 2 - Projections indicate under $20/ft 2 needed - A new production paradigm is required * Aesthetics - Architects hesitant to adopt "smurf glass"

310

Variable pressure power cycle and control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A variable pressure power cycle and control system that is adjustable to a variable heat source is disclosed. The power cycle adjusts itself to the heat source so that a minimal temperature difference is maintained between the heat source fluid and the power cycle working fluid, thereby substantially matching the thermodynamic envelope of the power cycle to the thermodynamic envelope of the heat source. Adjustments are made by sensing the inlet temperature of the heat source fluid and then setting a superheated vapor temperature and pressure to achieve a minimum temperature difference between the heat source fluid and the working fluid.

Goldsberry, Fred L. (Spring, TX)

1984-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

311

High Bandwidth Differential Amplifier for Shock Experiments  

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We developed a high bandwidth differential amplifier for gas gun shock experiments. The circuit has a bandwidth up to 1 GHz, and is capable of measuring signals of ?1.5 V with a common mode rejection of 250 V. Conductivity measurements of gas gun targets are measured by flowing high currents through the targets. The voltage is measured across the target using a technique similar to a four-point probe. Because of the design of the current source and load, the target voltage is approximately 250 V relative to ground. Since the expected voltage change in the target is < 1 V, the differential amplifier must have a large common mode rejection. Various amplifying designs are shown, although the increased amplification decreases bandwidth. Bench tests show that the amplifier can withstand significant common mode DC voltage and measure 10 ns, and 50 mV signals.

Ross, P., Tran, V., Chau, R.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

High Bandwidth Differential Amplifier for Shock Experiments  

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We developed a high bandwidth differential amplifier for gas gun shock experiments/applications. The circuit has a bandwidth > 1 GHz, and is capable of measuring signals of ?1.5 V with a common mode rejection of 250 V. Conductivity measurements of gas gun targets are measured by flowing high currents through the targets. The voltage is measured across the target using a technique similar to a four-point probe. Because of the design of the current source and load, the target voltage is approximately 250 V relative to ground. Since the expected voltage change in the target is < 1 V, the differential amplifier must have a large common mode rejection. High pass filters suppress internal ringing of operational amplifiers. Results of bench tests are shown.

Ross, P. W., Tran, V., Chau, R.

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

313

H-Bridge H-Bridge Relay Differentiator  

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H-Bridge H-Bridge Relay Altera PLD LP Filter LP Filter Differentiator w/LP Filter Differentiator w Supply Voltage Motor H-Bridge Connection Motor Relay Connection FREQ_OUT External Power Supply GP2D12

Wedeward, Kevin

314

H-Bridge H-Bridge Relay Differentiator  

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H-Bridge H-Bridge Relay Altera PLD LP Filter LP Filter Differentiator w/LP Filter Differentiator w In Encoder 0 In Motor Supply Voltage Motor H-Bridge Connection Motor Relay Connection FREQ_OUT Yaskawa DC

Wedeward, Kevin

315

Multiplexed pressure sensing with elastomer membranes Antony Orth,*a  

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demonstrate a novel optical pressure measurement platform for microfluidics. The pressure sensors operate be used to perform sensitive multiplexed pressure measurements in microfluidic channels. Introduction Pressure is a fundamental quantity of interest in fluid dynamics. Given the recent focus on microfluidic

316

Pseudo-Differential Operators and Integrable Models  

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The importance of the theory of pseudo-differential operators in the study of non linear integrable systems is point out. Principally, the algebra $\\Xi $ of nonlinear (local and nonlocal) differential operators, acting on the ring of analytic functions $u_{s}(x, t)$, is studied. It is shown in particular that this space splits into several classes of subalgebras $\\Sigma_{jr}, j=0,\\pm 1, r=\\pm 1$ completely specified by the quantum numbers: $s$ and $(p,q)$ describing respectively the conformal weight (or spin) and the lowest and highest degrees. The algebra ${\\huge \\Sigma}_{++}$ (and its dual $\\Sigma_{--}$) of local (pure nonlocal) differential operators is important in the sense that it gives rise to the explicit form of the second hamiltonian structure of the KdV system and that we call also the Gelfand-Dickey Poisson bracket. This is explicitly done in several previous studies, see for the moment \\cite{4, 5, 14}. Some results concerning the KdV and Boussinesq hierarchies are derived explicitly.

M. B. Sedra

2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

317

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure  

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International Hydrogen International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum to someone by E-mail Share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on Facebook Tweet about Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on Twitter Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on Google Bookmark Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on Delicious Rank Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on Digg Find More places to share Fuel Cell Technologies Office: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on AddThis.com... Publications Program Publications Technical Publications

318

Pressure-flow reducer for aerosol focusing devices  

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A pressure-flow reducer, and an aerosol focusing system incorporating such a pressure-flow reducer, for performing high-flow, atmosphere-pressure sampling while delivering a tightly focused particle beam in vacuum via an aerodynamic focusing lens stack. The pressure-flow reducer has an inlet nozzle for adjusting the sampling flow rate, a pressure-flow reduction region with a skimmer and pumping ports for reducing the pressure and flow to enable interfacing with low pressure, low flow aerosol focusing devices, and a relaxation chamber for slowing or stopping aerosol particles. In this manner, the pressure-flow reducer decouples pressure from flow, and enables aerosol sampling at atmospheric pressure and at rates greater than 1 liter per minute.

Gard, Eric (San Francisco, CA); Riot, Vincent (Oakland, CA); Coffee, Keith (Diablo Grande, CA); Woods, Bruce (Livermore, CA); Tobias, Herbert (Kensington, CA); Birch, Jim (Albany, CA); Weisgraber, Todd (Brentwood, CA)

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

319

PRESSURE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS FOR COMPOSITE SYSTEMS  

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SGP-TR-117 PRESSURE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS FOR COMPOSITE SYSTEMS Ani1 Kumar Ambastha October 1988 my graduate studies. #12;f #12;ABSTRACT A composite reservoir model is used to analyze well. A composite reservoir is made up of two or more regions. Each region has its own rock and fluid properties

Stanford University

320

Kinetics of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure  

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Kinetics of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas Alexander Fridman · Microdischarge Interaction and Structuring in Dielectric Barrier Discharges · Kinetics of Blood Coagulation in Plasma · Surface Wound wire Area of DBD plasma region: ~104cm2 #12;7 Microdischarge Patterning (2D) R22 R23 R24 R26 R27 R28

Kaganovich, Igor

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PRESSURIZED EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS Table Of Contents  

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with inspection doors (such as oil-filled (governor) pressure tanks), hydrostatic tests need only be given, such as air, are prohibited, except for: (1) testing of bulk petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) storage tanks Compressed Air and Gas Systems.............................. 20-5 20.C Boilers and Systems

US Army Corps of Engineers

322

Column Design in High Pressure Liquid Chromatography  

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......consideration, and the high inlet pressure is the price to be paid for the short analysis time...silicious support impregnated with paraffin oil in reversed phase chromatography. As op...in the above described manner following heating of the product at 450 C. With relatively......

Csaba Horvath; S. R. Lipsky

1969-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Reconstruction of Pressure Profile Evolution during  

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. Boxer, J. Ellsworth, D. Garnier, J. Kesner Plasma Science & Fusion Center Massachusetts Institue. 77 Massachusetts Avenue, NW16, Cambridge, MA 02139 phone: 617-253-8100, info@psfc.mit.edu APS-Parker-Sckopke Relation (Burton, McPherron, Russell, JGR, 1975) Solar Wind Pressure Solar Wind Convection Field 5 MA Dst 1

324

Reconstruction of Pressure Profile Evolution during  

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. Boxer, J. Ellsworth, D. Garnier, J. Kesner Plasma Science & Fusion Center Massachusetts Institue. 77 Massachusetts Avenue, NW16, Cambridge, MA 02139 phone: 617-253-8100, info@psfc.mit.edu ICC-Parker-Sckopke Relation (Burton, McPherron, Russell, JGR, 1975) Solar Wind Pressure Solar Wind Convection Field 5 MA Dst 1

325

Column Design in High Pressure Liquid Chromatography  

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......School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Presented at the Fit th International...high inlet pressure is the price to be paid for the short analysis...support impregnated with paraffin oil in reversed phase chromatography...described manner following heating of the product at 450 C. With......

Csaba Horvath; S. R. Lipsky

1969-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Pressure wave charged repetitively pulsed gas laser  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A repetitively pulsed gas laser in which a system of mechanical shutters bracketing the laser cavity manipulate pressure waves resulting from residual energy in the cavity gas following a lasing event so as to draw fresh gas into the cavity and effectively pump spent gas in a dynamic closed loop.

Kulkarny, Vijay A. (Redondo Beach, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Geological Aspects of High-Pressure Research  

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...garnet-pyroxene assemblage typical of eclogites by heating it for an hour at 1200 C at a pressure...eclogite at the M discontinuity. The geothermal gradient would have to have curved so...kyanite-sillimanite transition three times. The geothermal gradient probably has a slope not far...

F. R. Boyd

1964-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

328

Star wars: US pressure on Japan  

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... US Strategic Defense Initiative ("star wars") seems to have found a fan in Japan's Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has been extolling its virtues in recent Diet ... after his meeting with President Ronald Reagan in Los Angeles earlier this year. Pressure for Japan to make its support official is being kept up by a series of visits from ...

David Swinbanks

1985-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

329

Advanced Diagnostics for High Pressure Spray Combustion.  

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The development of accurate predictive engine simulations requires experimental data to both inform and validate the models, but very limited information is presently available about the chemical structure of high pressure spray flames under engine- relevant conditions. Probing such flames for chemical information using non- intrusive optical methods or intrusive sampling techniques, however, is challenging because of the physical and optical harshness of the environment. This work details two new diagnostics that have been developed and deployed to obtain quantitative species concentrations and soot volume fractions from a high-pressure combusting spray. A high-speed, high-pressure sampling system was developed to extract gaseous species (including soot precursor species) from within the flame for offline analysis by time-of-flight mass spectrometry. A high-speed multi-wavelength optical extinction diagnostic was also developed to quantify transient and quasi-steady soot processes. High-pressure sampling and offline characterization of gas-phase species formed following the pre-burn event was accomplished as well as characterization of gas-phase species present in the lift-off region of a high-pressure n-dodecane spray flame. For the initial samples discussed in this work several species were identified, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH); however, quantitative mole fractions were not determined. Nevertheless, the diagnostic developed here does have this capability. Quantitative, time-resolved measurements of soot extinction were also accomplished and the novel use of multiple incident wavelengths proved valuable toward characterizing changes in soot optical properties within different regions of the spray flame.

Skeen, Scott A.; Manin, Julien Luc; Pickett, Lyle M.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Flash High-Pressure Condensate to Regenerate Low-Pressure Steam  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on regenerating low-pressure steam provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Pressure Transient Analysis of Bottomhole Pressure and Rate Measurements Using System Identification  

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is a zero rate obtained by a quick-closing down hole valve during "drillstem testing". More inaccurate "zero storage coefficient"). In conventional PTA, the step response in the bottom hole pressure resulting from

Van den Hof, Paul

332

Advertising and consumer search in differentiated markets  

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demand for brand 1 is given as (3.5) [ ]? += ? = ??++ 1 1 11 );,( n r rrrr p DLDLcppD with (3.6) ?? +?+ ?? +?+ ?+ ?+??+?++?? cppx a rnr b cppx r r dFcppFppFdFppFD 1 1 ? 11 1 ? 1 1 )()()()()( ????? (3.7) )()]()(1[)( ? 1 11 ???? dFcppFcFF rn r D cx... only brand search cost. In Chapter II, I present a survey of papers that have examined markets in which agents are imperfectly informed in differentiated markets and focus on the channels of information explicitly examined. I develop a general n...

Harriott, Kevin Kenton

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Thermal Pressure on Equilibrium Models of Hypermassive Neutron Star Merger Remnants  

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The merger of two neutron stars leaves behind a rapidly spinning hypermassive object whose survival is believed to depend on the maximum mass supported by the nuclear equation of state, angular momentum redistribution by (magneto-)rotational instabilities, and spindown by gravitational waves. The high temperatures (~5-40 MeV) prevailing in the merger remnant may provide thermal pressure support that could increase its maximum mass and, thus, its life on a neutrino-cooling timescale. We investigate the role of thermal pressure support in hypermassive merger remnants by computing sequences of spherically-symmetric and axisymmetric uniformly and differentially rotating equilibrium solutions to the general-relativistic stellar structure equations. Using a set of finite-temperature nuclear equations of state, we find that hot maximum-mass critically spinning configurations generally do not support larger baryonic masses than their cold counterparts. However, subcritically spinning configurations with mean density of less than a few times nuclear saturation density yield a significantly thermally enhanced mass. Even without decreasing the maximum mass, cooling and other forms of energy loss can drive the remnant to an unstable state. We infer secular instability by identifying approximate energy turning points in equilibrium sequences of constant baryonic mass parametrized by maximum density. Energy loss carries the remnant along the direction of decreasing gravitational mass and higher density until instability triggers collapse. Since configurations with more thermal pressure support are less compact and thus begin their evolution at a lower maximum density, they remain stable for longer periods after merger.

J. D. Kaplan; C. D. Ott; E. P. O'Connor; K. Kiuchi; L. Roberts; M. Duez

2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Switching under Pressure | Advanced Photon Source  

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Revealing the Secrets of Chemical Bath Deposition Revealing the Secrets of Chemical Bath Deposition DNA Repair Protein Caught in the Act of Molecular Theft Velcro for Nanoparticles A Molecular Fossil Ultrafast Imaging of Electron Waves in Graphene Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Magnetic Switching under Pressure DECEMBER 2, 2010 Bookmark and Share A schematic representation of the pressure-induced magnetic switching effect. The colored images highlight the direction of the magnetic orbital (grey plane) for the copper centers (green balls: copper, blue: nitrogen, red: oxygen/water, yellow: fluoride). A material's properties are a critical factor in the way that material

335

BOP Pressure Summary 28 May 2010  

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

Pressures (psi) +/- 50 psi" Pressures (psi) +/- 50 psi" ,,,,,,,"Pre Kill","Post Kill","Post Junk","Post Junk shot 2" ,,,,,,,2250,2250,2250,2250 ,,,,,,"Delta",310,250,229 ,,,,,,,2560,2500,2479 ,,,,,,"Delta",60,120,108,493 ,,,,,,,2620,2620,2587,2743 ,,,,,,"Delta",620,510,794,410 ,,,,,,,3240,3130,3381,3153 ,,,,,,"Delta",430,150,284,242 ,,26.51,,,,,3670,3280,3665,3395 ,,,,,,"Delta",730,40,32,101 ,,,,,,"BOP Pres",4400,3320,3697,3496 ,,,,,,"(corrected)","(Test Ram closed)","(Test Ram open)","(Test Ram open)","(Test Ram open)" "Top of Wellhead:",,"5053 ft" ,"BP MACONDO" ,"TOP KILL PROCEDURE - MC252 #1"

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Pressure Change Measurement Leak Testing Errors  

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A pressure change test is a common leak testing method used in construction and Non-Destructive Examination (NDE). The test is known as being a fast, simple, and easy to apply evaluation method. While this method may be fairly quick to conduct and require simple instrumentation, the engineering behind this type of test is more complex than is apparent on the surface. This paper intends to discuss some of the more common errors made during the application of a pressure change test and give the test engineer insight into how to correctly compensate for these factors. The principals discussed here apply to ideal gases such as air or other monoatomic or diatomic gasses; however these same principals can be applied to polyatomic gasses or liquid flow rate with altered formula specific to those types of tests using the same methodology.

Pryor, Jeff M [ORNL] [ORNL; Walker, William C [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Casing design for trapped annular pressure buildup  

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Conventional single-string analysis for casing design with annular-fluid expansion can underpredict or overpredict pressures between strings because multistring effects are neglected. Multiple-string systems with multiple sealed annuli behave as composite interactive systems. This paper presents a constitutive-based multistring analysis method for composite string effects and complex fluid behavior. The composite stiffness of cemented casings is determined from elastic stress/strain relationships, and the nonlinear fluid behavior is modeled by direct use of fluid PVT relations in the formulation and solution. The method is incorporated in a computer model linking comprehensive stress calculations to accurate temperature and pressure predictions. Sensitivity studies of the system response to various key parameters and operating conditions are presented, and comparisons are made with single-string analyses to demonstrate the strong interaction between casing strings.

Halal, A.S.; Mitchell, R.F. (Enertech Engineering Research Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boron determinations in pressure vessel steels  

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Several studies have suggested that low-energy neutrons contribute to reactor pressure vessel (PV) embrittlement through interactions with boron impurities in the steel. Until now, the available information on boron contents in pressure vessel steels has been based on nominal concentrations or estimates provided by the materials manufacturers. To help resolve the question of boron contribution to PV steel embrittlement, samples of 38 different PV steels were analyzed by high-sensitivity gas mass spectrometry for their helium and boron contents. The boron contents were determined by measuring the increase in helium content in each material as a result of additional thermal neutron exposure. The results of these analyses showed natural boron contents that ranged from 0.23 to 5.11 wt. ppm in the various alloys.

Oliver, B.M. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.; McElroy, W.N. [Consultants and Technology Services, Richland, WA (United States); Kellogg, L.S. [Battelle-Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Farrar, H. IV

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting solar chameleons through radiation pressure  

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Light scalar fields can drive the accelerated expansion of the universe. Hence, they are obvious dark energy candidates. To make such models compatible with tests of General Relativity in the solar system and "fifth force" searches on Earth, one needs to screen them. One possibility is the so-called "chameleon" mechanism, which renders an effective mass depending on the local matter density. If chameleon particles exist, they can be produced in the sun and detected on earth exploiting the equivalent of a radiation pressure. Since their effective mass scales with the local matter density, chameleons can be reflected by a dense medium if their effective mass becomes greater than their total energy. Thus, under appropriate conditions, a flux of solar chameleons may be sensed by detecting the total instantaneous momentum transferred to a suitable opto-mechanical force/pressure sensor. We calculate the solar chameleon spectrum and the reach in the chameleon parameter space of an experiment using the preliminary re...

Baum, S; Hoffmann, D H H; Karuza, M; Semertzidis, Y K; Upadhye, A; Zioutas, K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Regelation: why does ice melt under pressure?  

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Unlike other unusual materials whose bonds contract under compression, the O:H nonbond undergoes contraction and the H-O bond elongation towards O:H and H-O length symmetry in water and ice. The energy drop of the H-O bond dictates the melting point Tm depression of ice. Once the pressure is relieved, the O:H-O bond fully recovers its initial state, resulting in Regelation.

Sun, Chang Q

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Low-Cost Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor  

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The size and cost of fabricating fiber optic pressure sensors is reduced by fabricating the membrane of the sensor in a non-planar shape. The design of the sensors may be made in such a way that the non-planar membrane becomes a part of an air-tight cavity, so as to make the membrane resilient due to the air-cushion effect of the air-tight cavity. Such non-planar membranes are easier to make and attach.

Sheem, Sang K. (Pleasanton, CA)

2003-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

342

Low-Cost Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The size and cost of fabricating fiber optic pressure sensors is reduced by fabricating the membrane of the sensor in a non-planar shape. The design of the sensors may be made in such a way that the non-planar membrane becomes a part of an air-tight cavity, so as to make the membrane resilient due to the air-cushion effect of the air-tight cavity. Such non-planar membranes are easier to make and attach.

Sheem, Sang K. (Pleasanton, CA)

2004-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of convergence pressure methods  

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of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen, hydrocarbons having molecular weights from methane through hexane, and the remainder of the hydrocarbons are lumped into a single pseudocomponent G7+. Butane and pentane are further split into iso and normal... of Mixtures Versus Saturation Pressure Number of Mixtures Versus Temperature 55 56 10 Number of Mixtures Versus Mole Fraction of Carbon Dioxide 57 Number of Mixtures Versus Mole Fraction of Hydrogen Sulfide 12 Number of Mixtures Versus Mole Fraction...

Wattenbarger, Robert Chick

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Guide - OSS 19.4 Pressure Safety  

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

PRESSURE SAFETY PRESSURE SAFETY 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the contractor's implementation of programs to ensure the integrity of pressure vessels and minimize risks from failure of vessels to the public and to workers. Facility Representatives will examine the installed configuration of pressure vessels, observe pressure testing and review documentation associated with maintenance or repair of pressure vessels. In performing the surveillance, Facility Representatives will examine implementation of applicable DOE requirements and best practices. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE 5480.4, Environmental Protection, Safety and Health Protection Standards 2.2 DOE 5483.1A, Occupational Safety and Health Programs

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Free Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas  

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Free-Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas Free-Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas G. A. Wurden, Z. Wang, C. Ticos Los Alamos National Laboratory L Al NM 87545 USA Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA C. J. v. Wurden Los Alamos High School L Al NM 87544 Los Alamos, NM 87544 Presented at the PPPL Colloquium Sept. 17, 2008 U N C L A S S I F I E D Operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the DOE/NNSA LA-UR-08-06284 Outline of this talk *A discussion of ball lightning reports in nature *How can ball plasmas be made in the laboratory? *Detailed experiments on long lived free floating *Detailed experiments on long-lived free-floating atmospheric pressure ball plasmas C i f l b b ll l i h "b ll *Comparison of laboratory ball plasmas with "ball lightning" *Summary U N C L A S S I F I E D Operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the DOE/NNSA

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Ram Pressure Stripping in Clusters and Groups  

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Ram pressure stripping is an important process in the evolution of both dwarf galaxies and large spirals. Large spirals are severely stripped in rich clusters and may be mildly stripped in groups. Dwarf galaxies can be severely stripped in both clusters and groups. A model is developed that describes the stripping of a satellite galaxy's outer H \\textsc{i} disk and hot galactic halo. The model can be applied to a wide range of environments and satellite galaxy masses. Whether ram pressure stripping of the outer disk or hot galactic halo occurs is found to depend primarily on the ratio of the satellite galaxy mass to the mass of the host group or cluster. How the effectiveness of ram pressure stripping depends on the density of the inter-group gas, the dark matter halo concentrations, and the scale lengths and masses of the satellite components is explored. The predictions of the model are shown to be well matched to H \\textsc{i} observations of spirals in a sample of nearby clusters. The model is used to predict the range of H \\textsc{i} gas fractions a satellite of mass $M_{v,sat}$ can lose orbiting in a cluster of mass $M_{v,gr}$.

J. A. Hester

2006-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A University Consortium on Efficient and Clean High-Pressure...  

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Efficient and Clean High-Pressure, Lean Burn (HPLB) Engines A University Consortium on Efficient and Clean High-Pressure, Lean Burn (HPLB) Engines 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and...

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DOE Hydrogen Delivery High-Pressure Tanks and Analysis Project...  

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Delivery High-Pressure Tanks and Analysis Project Review Meeting DOE Hydrogen Delivery High-Pressure Tanks and Analysis Project Review Meeting On February 8-9, 2005, the Department...

349

Energy Savings from Floating Head Pressure in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems  

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This paper presents case studies of two moderately sized ammonia refrigeration systems retrofitted for floating head pressure control. It also presents a parametric analysis to assist in selecting appropriate pressures in an ammonia refrigeration...

Barrer, P. J.; Jones, S. M.

350

Near-Ground Pressure and Wind Measurements in Tornadoes  

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Since the spring of 2002, tornadoes were sampled on nine occasions using Hardened In-Situ Tornado Pressure Recorder probes, video probes, and mobile mesonet instrumentation. This study describes pressure and, in some cases, velocity data obtained ...

Christopher D. Karstens; Timothy M. Samaras; Bruce D. Lee; William A. Gallus Jr.; Catherine A. Finley

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Sandia National Laboratories: High-Pressure and High-Temperature...  

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ClimateECClimateCarbon CaptureHigh-Pressure and High-Temperature Neutron Reflectometry Cell for Solid-Fluid Interface Studies High-Pressure and High-Temperature Neutron...

352

Electrical resistance of Manganin under high static pressures  

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The electrical resistance of manganin was measured under pressures up to 220 kbar at room temperature. The pressure was produced by means of a multianvil apparatus using semisintered magnesia for the pressure medium and was calibrated against well?known fixed points. Obtained results show a linear relationship between the resistance and pressure up to 180 kbar with good reproducibility. The pressure coefficient of resistance turns out to be (2.322±0.008) ×10?3 kbar?1 which is in close agreement with the value obtained under hydrostatic conditions. Manganin can be satisfactorily used as a pressure gauge for a high?pressure experiment using a solidpressure medium. The deviation from the linearity observed above 180 kbar is ascribed to either an intrinsic property of Manganin or the uncertainty of the fixed point adopted. If the linearity is assumed above 180 kbar the transition pressure of GaP is estimated to be 206±2 kbar.

N. Fujioka; O. Mishima; S. Endo; N. Kawai

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iterative Boltzmann plot method for temperature and pressure determination in a xenon high pressure discharge lamp  

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The Boltzmann plot method allows to calculate plasma temperatures and pressures if absolutely calibrated emission coefficients of spectral lines are available. However, xenon arcs are not very well suited to be analyzed this way, as there are only a limited number of lines with atomic data available. These lines have high excitation energies in a small interval between 9.8 and 11.5 eV. Uncertainties in the experimental method and in the atomic data further limit the accuracy of the evaluation procedure. This may result in implausible values of temperature and pressure with inadmissible uncertainty. To omit these shortcomings, an iterative scheme is proposed that is making use of additional information about the xenon fill pressure. This method is proved to be robust against noisy data and significantly reduces the uncertainties. Intentionally distorted synthetic data are used to illustrate the performance of the method, and measurements performed on a laboratory xenon high pressure discharge lamp are analyzed resulting in reasonable temperatures and pressures with significantly reduced uncertainties.

Zalach, J.; Franke, St. [INP Greifswald, Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)

2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Forum Agenda: International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum  

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

Agenda for the International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum held Sept. 27-29, 2010, in Beijing, China

355

Pressurized tundish for controlling a continuous flow of molten metal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pressurized tundish for controlling a continous flow of molten metal characterized by having a pair of principal compartments, one being essentially unpressurized and receiving molten metal introduced thereto, and the other being adapted for maintaining a controlled gaseous pressure over the surface of the fluid metal therein, whereby, by controlling the pressure within the pressurized chamber, metal exiting from the tundish is made to flow continually and at a controlled rate.

Lewis, Thomas W. (964 Cork Dr., Bethel Park, PA 15102); Hamill, Jr., Paul E. (R.D. #1, Box 173A1, Jeannette, PA 15644); Ozgu, Mustafa R. (790 Yorkshire Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017); Padfield, Ralph C. (1918 Paul Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018); Rego, Donovan N. (1703 W. Brown St., Allentown, PA 18104); Brita, Guido P. (3225 Edna Terrace Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field measurements of earth pressure on a cantilever retaining wall  

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. The measurements were made before and after backfilling for a duration of 385 days. The effects of a clay surcharge were studied. The total thrust of the measured lateral earth pressures was com- pared to total thrust determined from a Culmann graphical... to bearing pressures calculated by conventional methods. The measured bearing pressures compared reasonably well with the calculated pressures. Wall movement data indicated that the wall tilted or rotated toward the backfill during sand backfilling...

Schulze, Larry Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

357

Pressurized tundish for controlling a continuous flow of molten metal  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pressurized tundish for controlling a continuous flow of molten metal is characterized by having a pair of principal compartments, one being essentially unpressurized and receiving molten metal introduced thereto, and the other being adapted for maintaining a controlled gaseous pressure over the surface of the fluid metal therein, whereby, by controlling the pressure within the pressurized chamber, metal exiting from the tundish is made to flow continually and at a controlled rate. 1 fig.

Lewis, T.W.; Hamill, P.E. Jr.; Ozgu, M.R.; Padfield, R.C.; Rego, D.N.; Brita, G.P.

1990-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation | Argonne  

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MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation July 22, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint The fundamental goal behind differentiating numerical computations is to be able to generate - ideally automatically - efficient derivative code for models implemented as computer programs. Achieving this goal in practice has proved challenging, especially for numerical models on parallel architectures. To track the progress in addressing the challenges, and to present the state of the art in automatic differentiation (AD), every four years the scientific community holds a conference focusing on AD applications in science and engineering, its theory, and the development of compiler-based tools and web-based differentiation services. The Sixth International Conference on Automatic Differentiation (AD2012) held in Fort Collins,

359

Thermoelectric Power of Germanium. Effect of 2000-atm Pressure  

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The effect of 2000-atm hydrostatic pressure on the thermoelectric power of n-and p-type germanium has been measured between 120 and 280°K. After spurious effects of heat conduction in the pressure medium were eliminated, the results could be explained in terms of pressure changes in the phonon-drag contribution.

P. J. Freud and G. M. Rothberg

1967-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

360

Pressure effects on lipids and bio-membrane assemblies  

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Pressure can play a key role in probing the structure and dynamics of membrane assemblies, and is also critical to the biology and adaptation of deep-sea organisms. This article presents an overview of the effect of pressure on the structure of membranes and recent developments in high-pressure instrumentation.

Brooks, N.J.

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Finite-Pressure-Gradient Influences on Ideal Spheromak Equilibrium  

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Spatially resolved measurements of the magnetic field of a spheromak have been analyzed and compared with expectations for the ratio of j?B from the pressure-gradient-free Taylor model and a model with pressure due to Morikawa. Better agreement is found with the model containing finite pressure.

G. W. Hart; C. Chin-Fatt; A. W. DeSilva; G. C. Goldenbaum; R. Hess; R. S. Shaw

1983-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Northern Tool + Equipment Find the Right Fitting for Your Pressure Washer at Northern Tool! NorthernTool.com/PressureWashers Pristine Pressure Pressure/power washing in Maryland Vinyl siding cleaned, decks cleaned www.pristinepressure.com  

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ability to clean while saving on our most important resources, water and energy." In recognition! NorthernTool.com/PressureWashers Pristine Pressure Pressure/power washing in Maryland Vinyl siding cleaned, decks cleaned www.pristinepressure.com Siding Cleaning Bring back the life to your siding! Estimates

Sóbester, András

363

RF BREAKDOWN STUDIES USING PRESSURIZED CAVITIES  

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Many present and future particle accelerators are limited by the maximum electric gradient and peak surface fields that can be realized in RF cavities. Despite considerable effort, a comprehensive theory of RF breakdown has not been achieved and mitigation techniques to improve practical maximum accelerating gradients have had only limited success. Part of the problem is that RF breakdown in an evacuated cavity involves a complex mixture of effects, which include the geometry, metallurgy, and surface preparation of the accelerating structures and the make-up and pressure of the residual gas in which plasmas form. Studies showed that high gradients can be achieved quickly in 805 MHz RF cavities pressurized with dense hydrogen gas, as needed for muon cooling channels, without the need for long conditioning times, even in the presence of strong external magnetic fields. This positive result was expected because the dense gas can practically eliminate dark currents and multipacting. In this project we used this high pressure technique to suppress effects of residual vacuum and geometry that are found in evacuated cavities in order to isolate and study the role of the metallic surfaces in RF cavity breakdown as a function of magnetic field, frequency, and surface preparation. One of the interesting and useful outcomes of this project was the unanticipated collaborations with LANL and Fermilab that led to new insights as to the operation of evacuated normal-conducting RF cavities in high external magnetic fields. Other accomplishments included: (1) RF breakdown experiments to test the effects of SF6 dopant in H2 and He gases with Sn, Al, and Cu electrodes were carried out in an 805 MHz cavity and compared to calculations and computer simulations. The heavy corrosion caused by the SF6 components led to the suggestion that a small admixture of oxygen, instead of SF6, to the hydrogen would allow the same advantages without the corrosion in a practical muon beam line. (2) A 1.3 GHz RF test cell capable of operating both at high pressure and in vacuum with replaceable electrodes was designed, built, and power tested in preparation for testing the frequency and geometry effects of RF breakdown at Argonne National Lab. At the time of this report this cavity is still waiting for the 1.3 GHz klystron to be available at the Wakefield Test Facility. (3) Under a contract with Los Alamos National Lab, an 805 MHz RF test cavity, known as the All-Seasons Cavity (ASC), was designed and built by Muons, Inc. to operate either at high pressure or under vacuum. The LANL project to use the (ASC) was cancelled and the testing of the cavity has been continued under the grant reported on here using the Fermilab Mucool Test Area (MTA). The ASC is a true pillbox cavity that has performed under vacuum in high external magnetic field better than any other and has demonstrated that the high required accelerating gradients for many muon cooling beam line designs are possible. (4) Under ongoing support from the Muon Acceleration Program, microscopic surface analysis and computer simulations have been used to develop models of RF breakdown that apply to both pressurized and vacuum cavities. The understanding of RF breakdown will lead to better designs of RF cavities for many applications. An increase in the operating accelerating gradient, improved reliability and shorter conditioning times can generate very significant cost savings in many accelerator projects.

Johnson, Rolland

2014-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

364

Sensor for detecting and differentiating chemical analytes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor for detecting and differentiating chemical analytes includes a microscale body having a first end and a second end and a surface between the ends for adsorbing a chemical analyte. The surface includes at least one conductive heating track for heating the chemical analyte and also a conductive response track, which is electrically isolated from the heating track, for producing a thermal response signal from the chemical analyte. The heating track is electrically connected with a voltage source and the response track is electrically connected with a signal recorder. The microscale body is restrained at the first end and the second end and is substantially isolated from its surroundings therebetween, thus having a bridge configuration.

Yi, Dechang (Metuchen, NJ); Senesac, Lawrence R. (Knoxville, TN); Thundat, Thomas G. (Knoxville, TN)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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High-pressure coal fuel processor development  

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The objective of Subtask 1.1 Engine Feasibility was to conduct research needed to establish the technical feasibility of ignition and stable combustion of directly injected, 3,000 psi, low-Btu gas with glow plug ignition assist at diesel engine compression ratios. This objective was accomplished by designing, fabricating, testing and analyzing the combustion performance of synthesized low-Btu coal gas in a single-cylinder test engine combustion rig located at the Caterpillar Technical Center engine lab in Mossville, Illinois. The objective of Subtask 1.2 Fuel Processor Feasibility was to conduct research needed to establish the technical feasibility of air-blown, fixed-bed, high-pressure coal fuel processing at up to 3,000 psi operating pressure, incorporating in-bed sulfur and particulate capture. This objective was accomplished by designing, fabricating, testing and analyzing the performance of bench-scale processors located at Coal Technology Corporation (subcontractor) facilities in Bristol, Virginia. These two subtasks were carried out at widely separated locations and will be discussed in separate sections of this report. They were, however, independent in that the composition of the synthetic coal gas used to fuel the combustion rig was adjusted to reflect the range of exit gas compositions being produced on the fuel processor rig. Two major conclusions resulted from this task. First, direct injected, ignition assisted Diesel cycle engine combustion systems can be suitably modified to efficiently utilize these low-Btu gas fuels. Second, high pressure gasification of selected run-of-the-mine coals in batch-loaded fuel processors is feasible. These two findings, taken together, significantly reduce the perceived technical risks associated with the further development of the proposed coal gas fueled Diesel cycle power plant concept.

Greenhalgh, M.L.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Hyperosmolar Therapy for Raised Intracranial Pressure  

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...undertaken. Attempts to decompress the cranial contents by removing parts of the skull after traumatic brain injury have lowered intracranial pressure but have not improved the outcome, as compared with standard care. Several other interventions, in addition to hyperosmolar therapy, may be useful in the management... Foreword This Journal feature begins with a case vignette that includes a therapeutic recommendation. A discussion of the clinical problem and the mechanism of benefit of this form of therapy follows. Major clinical studies, the clinical use of this ...

Ropper A.H.

2012-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

367

Multidimensional gravitational model with anisotropic pressure  

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We consider the gravitational model with additional spatial dimensions and anisotropic pressure which is nonzero only in these dimensions. Cosmological solutions in this model include accelerated expansion of the Universe at late age of its evolution and dynamical compactification of extra dimensions. This model describes observational data for Type Ia supernovae on the level or better than the $\\Lambda$CDM model. We analyze two equations of state resulting in different predictions for further evolution, but in both variants the acceleration epoch is finite.

O. A. Grigorieva; G. S. Sharov

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

368

Combustor oscillating pressure stabilization and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High dynamic pressure oscillations in hydrocarbon-fueled combustors typically occur when the transport time of the fuel to the flame front is at some fraction of the acoustic period. These oscillations are reduced to acceptably lower levels by restructuring or repositioning the flame front in the combustor to increase the transport time. A pilot flame front located upstream of the oscillating flame and pulsed at a selected frequency and duration effectively restructures and repositions the oscillating flame in the combustor to alter the oscillation-causing transport time.

Gemmen, Randall S. (Morgantown, WV); Richards, George A. (Morgantown, WV); Yip, Mui-Tong Joseph (Morgantown, WV); Robey, Edward H. (Westover, WV); Cully, Scott R. (Morgantown, WV); Addis, Richard E. (Smithfield, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Second-generation pressurized fluidized bed combustion  

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Under the sponsorship of the United States Department of Energy, Foster Wheeler Corporation is developing second-generation pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) power plant technology that will enable this type of plant to operate with net plant efficiencies in the range of 43 to 46 percent (based on the higher heating value of the coal), with a reduction in the cost of electricity of at least 20 percent. A three-phase program is under way. Its scope encompasses the conceptual design of a commercial plant through the process of gathering needed experimental test data to obtain design parameters.

Wolowodiuk, W.; Robertson, A.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Second-generation pressurized fluidized bed combustion  

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Under the sponsorship of the United States Department of Energy, Foster Wheeler Corporation is developing second-generation pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) power plant technology that will enable this type of plant to operate with net plant efficiencies in the range of 43 to 46 percent (based on the higher heating value of the coal), with a reduction in the cost of electricity of at least 20 percent. A three-phase program is under way. Its scope encompasses the conceptual design of a commercial plant through the process of gathering needed experimental test data to obtain design parameters.

Wolowodiuk, W.; Robertson, A.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

High-pressure liquid chromatographic gradient mixer  

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A gradient mixer effects the continuous mixing of any two miscible solvents without excessive decay or dispersion of the resultant isocratic effluent or of a linear or exponential gradient. The two solvents are fed under low or high pressure by means of two high performance liquid chromatographic pumps. The mixer comprises a series of ultra-low dead volume stainless steel tubes and low dead volume chambers. The two solvent streams impinge head-on at high fluxes. This initial nonhomogeneous mixture is then passed through a chamber packed with spirally-wound wires which cause turbulent mixing thereby homogenizing the mixture with minimum band-broadening.

Daughton, C.G.; Sakaji, R.H.

1982-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

372

HIGH PRESSURE COAL COMBUSTION KINETICS PROJECT  

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SRI has completed the NBFZ test program, made modification to the experimental furnace for the HPBO test. The NBFZ datasets provide the information NEA needs to simulate the combustion and fuel-N conversion with detailed chemical reaction mechanisms. BU has determined a linear swell of 1.55 corresponding to a volumetric increase of a factor of 3.7 and a decrease in char density by the same factor. These results are highly significant, and indicate significantly faster burnout at elevated pressure due to the low char density and large diameter.

Chris Guenther, Ph.D.

2003-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

373

Polynomial solutions of certain differential equations arising in physics  

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Polynomial solutions of certain differential equations arising in physics H. Azad, A. Laradji and M [9], where the authors consider certain equations that arise in mathematical physics

Azad, Hassan

374

Solving Linear Systems of Differential Equations By MATLAB  

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Solving Linear Systems of Differential Equations By MATLAB. Consider X'=AX where A is nxn. Suppose there are n linearly independent eigenvectors for A,.

375

Negative Differential Electrolyte Resistance in a Solid-State Nanopore Resulting from Electroosmotic Flow Bistability  

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negative differential resistance; nanopore; sensor; finite element simulation; electrical feedback and bistability ... The Nernst–Planck equation governing the diffusional, migrational, and convective fluxes of K+ and Cl–, the Navier–Stokes equation for low-Reynolds number flow engendered by the external pressure and electroosmosis, and Poisson’s equation relating the ion distributions to the local electric field were simultaneously solved to obtain local values of the fluid velocity, ion concentrations, electric potential, and ion fluxes. ... (39)In eq 1, ?d is the diffuse layer potential near the charged surface, c0 is the bulk concentration of a symmetric monovalent electrolyte, e is the absolute value of elementary charge (?1.60 × 10–19 C), R is the gas constant, ? is the solution permittivity, T is the absolute temperature of 298 K, and kB is the Boltzmann constant. ...

Long Luo; Deric A. Holden; Henry S. White

2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

376

Fundamentals of High Pressure Combustion Chapter in High Pressure Processes in Chemical Engineering, Edited by Maximillian Lackner,  

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Fundamentals of High Pressure Combustion Chapter in High Pressure Processes in Chemical Engineering for more than 50 years and are expected to continue to do so [2]. Diesel engines obtain pressures as large as 60atm after ignition [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. Figure 1 presents a schematic of diesel and gas turbine engine

Miller, Richard S.

377

Guidelines for Testing Pressure Canner Gauges County Extension Agents have offered annual pressure canner testing clinics so clientele  

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Guidelines for Testing Pressure Canner Gauges County Extension Agents have offered annual pressure canner testing clinics so clientele can get their dial gauges tested yearly ­ a practice strongly guidelines for pressure canner testing that have been established by the National Center for Home Food

378

Development of Screenable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives  

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An industrial research area of high activity in recent years has been the development of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) products that do not interfere with the processing of post-consumer waste. The problem of PSA contamination is arguably the most important technical challenge in expanding the use of recycled fiber. The presence of PSAs in recovered paper creates problems that reduce the efficiency of recycling and papermaking operations and diminish product quality. The widespread use of PSAs engineered to avoid these problems, often referred to as environmentally benign PSAs, could greatly increase the commercial viability of utilizing secondary fiber. Much of the research efforts in this area have focused on the development of PSAs that are designed for enhanced removal with cleaning equipment currently utilized by recycling plants. Most removal occurs at the pressure screens with the size and shape of residual contaminants in the process being the primary criteria for their separation. A viable approach for developing environmentally benign PSAs is their reformulation to inhibit fragmentation. The reduction of adhesives to small particles occurs almost exclusively during repulping; a process in which water and mechanical energy are used to swell and reduce paper products to their constituent fiber. Engineering PSA products to promote the formation of larger adhesive particles during repulping will greatly enhance their removal and reduce or eliminate their impact on the recycling process.

Steven J. Severtson

2003-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

379

Radiation effects on reactor pressure vessel supports  

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The purpose of this report is to present the findings from the work done in accordance with the Task Action Plan developed to resolve the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Generic Safety Issue No. 15, (GSI-15). GSI-15 was established to evaluate the potential for low-temperature, low-flux-level neutron irradiation to embrittle reactor pressure vessel (RPV) supports to the point of compromising plant safety. An evaluation of surveillance samples from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) had suggested that some materials used for RPV supports in pressurized-water reactors could exhibit higher than expected embrittlement rates. However, further tests designed to evaluate the applicability of the HFIR data to reactor RPV supports under operating conditions led to the conclusion that RPV supports could be evaluated using traditional method. It was found that the unique HFIR radiation environment allowed the gamma radiation to contribute significantly to the embrittlement. The shielding provided by the thick steel RPV shell ensures that degradation of RPV supports from gamma irradiation is improbable or minimal. The findings reported herein were used, in part, as the basis for technical resolution of the issue.

Johnson, R.E. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Engineering Technology; Lipinski, R.E. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Rockville, MD (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Chapter 9 - Vacuum and High-Pressure Distillation  

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Abstract In industrial practice, multistage distillation operations are carried out over a wide range of operating pressures, from about 0.1 to 40 bar (10,000 to 40·105 Pa). Major factors in choosing the operating pressure are the temperatures of the available cooling and heating media, with water and low-pressure steam being the most convenient ones. Volatile materials require high pressure to raise their condensation temperature to the desired level. Relative volatility tends to decrease with increasing pressure, and, thermodynamically, the upper limit is the critical temperature of the components in the feed. In such cases, a lower operating pressure is chosen and refrigeration must be employed for condensation of overhead vapor instead of cooling water or air. When dealing with high-boiling material, the upper limit for setting the operating pressure depends on the heat sensitivity of the bottom product components. This often requires distilling under an appropriate vacuum in conjunction with a low enough pressure drop to reduce the column bottom temperature accordingly. From the column design point of view, the operating pressure dictates to a great extent the choice and design of internals, and it influences significantly their functionality and overall performance. The main objective of the present chapter is to address and discuss operating pressure selection criteria as well as pressure effects on stage and reflux requirement, vapor and liquid properties, distillation process in general, and trayed and packed-column hydraulics and efficiency in particular.

Žarko Oluji?

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Pressure Sodium Lighting Basics | Department of Energy  

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Low-Pressure Sodium Lighting Basics Low-Pressure Sodium Lighting Basics Low-Pressure Sodium Lighting Basics August 16, 2013 - 10:17am Addthis Low-pressure sodium lighting provides more energy-efficient outdoor lighting than high-intensity discharge lighting, but it has very poor color rendition. Typical applications include highway and security lighting, where color is not important. Low-pressure sodium lamps work somewhat like fluorescent lamps. Like high-intensity discharge lighting, low-pressure sodium lamps require up to 10 minutes to start and have to cool before they can restart. Therefore, they are most suitable for applications in which they stay on for hours at a time. They are not suitable for use with motion detectors. The chart below compares low-pressure sodium lamps and high-intensity

382

Low pressure cooling seal system for a gas turbine engine  

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A low pressure cooling system for a turbine engine for directing cooling fluids at low pressure, such as at ambient pressure, through at least one cooling fluid supply channel and into a cooling fluid mixing chamber positioned immediately downstream from a row of turbine blades extending radially outward from a rotor assembly to prevent ingestion of hot gases into internal aspects of the rotor assembly. The low pressure cooling system may also include at least one bleed channel that may extend through the rotor assembly and exhaust cooling fluids into the cooling fluid mixing chamber to seal a gap between rotational turbine blades and a downstream, stationary turbine component. Use of ambient pressure cooling fluids by the low pressure cooling system results in tremendous efficiencies by eliminating the need for pressurized cooling fluids for sealing this gap.

Marra, John J

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Version pressure feedback mechanisms for speculative versioning caches  

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Mechanisms are provided for controlling version pressure on a speculative versioning cache. Raw version pressure data is collected based on one or more threads accessing cache lines of the speculative versioning cache. One or more statistical measures of version pressure are generated based on the collected raw version pressure data. A determination is made as to whether one or more modifications to an operation of a data processing system are to be performed based on the one or more statistical measures of version pressure, the one or more modifications affecting version pressure exerted on the speculative versioning cache. An operation of the data processing system is modified based on the one or more determined modifications, in response to a determination that one or more modifications to the operation of the data processing system are to be performed, to affect the version pressure exerted on the speculative versioning cache.

Eichenberger, Alexandre E.; Gara, Alan; O'Brien, Kathryn M.; Ohmacht, Martin; Zhuang, Xiaotong

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

384

Quantum Noise in Differential-type Gravitational-wave Interferometer and Signal Recycling  

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There exists the standard quantum limit (SQL), derived from Heisenberg's uncertainty relation, in the sensitivity of laser interferometer gravitational-wave detectors. However, in the context of a full quantum-mechanical approach, SQL can be overcome using the correlation of shot noise and radiation-pressure noise. So far, signal recycling, which is one of the methods to overcome SQL, is considered only in a recombined-type interferometer such as Advanced-LIGO, LCGT, and GEO600. In this paper, we investigated quantum noise and the possibility of signal recycling in a differential-type interferometer. As a result, we found that signal recycling is possible and creates at most three dips in the sensitivity curve of the detector. Then, taking advantage of the third additional dip and comparing the sensitivity of a differential-type interferometer with that of a next-generation Japanese GW interferometer, LCGT, we found that SNR of inspiral binary is improved by a factor of 1.43 for neutron star binary, 2.28 for 50 M_sun black hole binary, and 2.94 for 100 M_sun black hole binary. We also found that power recycling to increase laser power is possible in our signal-recycling configuration of a detector.

Atsushi Nishizawa; Seiji Kawamura; Masa-aki Sakagami

2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

385

Contribution of water vapor pressure to pressurization of plutonium dioxide storage containers  

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Pressurization of long-term storage containers filled with materials meeting the US DOE storage standard is of concern.1 2 For example temperatures within storage containers packaged according to the standard and contained in 9975 shipping packages that are stored in full view of the sun can reach internal temperatures of 250?°C.3 Twenty five grams of water (0.5 wt.%) at 250?°C in the storage container with no other material present would result in a pressure of 412 psia which is limited by the amount of water. The pressure due to the water can be substantially reduced due to interactions with the stored material. Studies of the adsorption of water by PuO 2 and surface interactions of water with PuO 2 show that adsorption of 0.5 wt.% of water is feasible under many conditions and probable under high humidity conditions.4 5 6 However no data are available on the vapor pressure of water over plutonium dioxide containing materials that have been exposed to water.

D. Kirk Veirs; John S. Morris; Dane R. Spearing

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Capillary pressure and wettability behavior of CO{sub 2} sequestration in coal at elevated pressures  

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Enhanced coalbed-methane (ECBM) recovery combines recovery of methane (CH{sub 4}) from coal seams with storage of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). The efficiency of ECBM recovery depends on the CO{sub 2} transfer rate between the macrocleats, via the microcleats to the coal matrix. Diffusive transport of CO{sub 2} in the small cleats is enhanced when the coal is CO{sub 2}-wet. Indeed, for water-wet conditions, the small fracture system is filled with water and the rate of CO{sub 2} sorption and CH{sub 4} desorption is affected by slow diffusion of CO{sub 2}. This work investigates the wetting behavior of coal using capillary pressures between CO{sub 2} and water, measured continuously as a function of water saturation at in-situ conditions. To facilitate the interpretation of the coal measurements, we also obtain capillary pressure curves for unconsolidated-sand samples. For medium- and high-rank coal, the primary drainage capillary pressure curves show a water-wet behavior. Secondary forced-imbibition experiments show that the medium-rank coal becomes CO{sub 2}-wet as the CO{sub 2} pressure increases. High-rank coal is CO{sub 2}-wet during primary imbibition. The imbibition behavior is in agreement with contact-angle measurements. Hence, we conclude that imbibition tests provide the practically relevant data to evaluate the wetting properties of coal.

Plug, W.J.; Mazumder, S.; Bruining, J. [Horizon Energy Partners BV, Hague (Netherlands)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

E-Print Network 3.0 - ambient pressure estimation Sample Search...  

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at ambient pressure. That is confirmed from the transition temperature TN vs pressure phase... was observed at ambient pressure 6. Along with the data indicating relatively...

388

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dynamically induced horizontal static pressure gradients at the surface-atmosphere interface (Waddington et al... role of pressure pumping due to atmospheric pressure...

389

ADDITIONAL STRESS AND FRACTURE MECHANICS ANALYSES OF PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR PRESSURE VESSEL NOZZLES  

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In past years, the authors have undertaken various studies of nozzles in both boiling water reactors (BWRs) and pressurized water reactors (PWRs) located in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) adjacent to the core beltline region. Those studies described stress and fracture mechanics analyses performed to assess various RPV nozzle geometries, which were selected based on their proximity to the core beltline region, i.e., those nozzle configurations that are located close enough to the core region such that they may receive sufficient fluence prior to end-of-life (EOL) to require evaluation of embrittlement as part of the RPV analyses associated with pressure-temperature (P-T) limits. In this paper, additional stress and fracture analyses are summarized that were performed for additional PWR nozzles with the following objectives: To expand the population of PWR nozzle configurations evaluated, which was limited in the previous work to just two nozzles (one inlet and one outlet nozzle). To model and understand differences in stress results obtained for an internal pressure load case using a two-dimensional (2-D) axi-symmetric finite element model (FEM) vs. a three-dimensional (3-D) FEM for these PWR nozzles. In particular, the ovalization (stress concentration) effect of two intersecting cylinders, which is typical of RPV nozzle configurations, was investigated. To investigate the applicability of previously recommended linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) hand solutions for calculating the Mode I stress intensity factor for a postulated nozzle corner crack for pressure loading for these PWR nozzles. These analyses were performed to further expand earlier work completed to support potential revision and refinement of Title 10 to the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 50, Appendix G, Fracture Toughness Requirements, and are intended to supplement similar evaluation of nozzles presented at the 2008, 2009, and 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Conferences. This work is also relevant to the ongoing efforts of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (B&PV) Code, Section XI, Working Group on Operating Plant Criteria (WGOPC) efforts to incorporate nozzle fracture mechanics solutions into a revision to ASME B&PV Code, Section XI, Nonmandatory Appendix G.

Walter, Matthew [Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.; Yin, Shengjun [ORNL; Stevens, Gary [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Sommerville, Daniel [Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.; Palm, Nathan [Westinghouse Electric Company, Cranberry Township, PA; Heinecke, Carol [Westinghouse Electric Company, Cranberry Township, PA

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Planning Motions for Robotic Systems Subject to Differential Constraints  

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Planning Motions for Robotic Systems Subject to Differential Constraints Alessandro De Luca of planning point-to-point motion for general robotic systems subject to non-integrable differential feedback linearization, are illustrated with the aid of four case studies: the plate-ball manipulation

De Luca, Alessandro

391

Original Contribution Nrf2 promotes neuronal cell differentiation  

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Original Contribution Nrf2 promotes neuronal cell differentiation Fei Zhao a , Tongde Wu a , Alexandria Lau a , Tao Jiang a , Zheping Huang a , Xiao-Jun Wang a , Weimin Chen a , Pak Kin Wong b , Donna D 2009 Available online 30 June 2009 Keywords: Nrf2 Keap1 Oxidative stress Neuronal differentiation SH

Wong, Pak Kin

392

Sliding Mode Control of EV Electric Differential System  

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of an electric differential system for Electric Vehicle (EV) with two induction motor drives (one for each wheel of electric drives to control the generated torque and the introduction of an independent control400 1 Sliding Mode Control of EV Electric Differential System A. Haddoun, M. E. H. Benbouzid, D

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

393

Differential Entropy Dynamics: A Possible Cause of Coherence Resonance  

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Coherence resonance can be explained using differential entropy and mutual information. This theory explores the role of external noise in stabilising chaotic circuits such as the uni-junction transistor relaxation oscillator.The phenomenon of coherence resonance maximizes differential entropy and mutual information.Thus most natural chaotic oscillators show coherence resonance in the presence of an external driving noise.

Juhi Rajhans; A. N. Sekar Iyengar

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Differential and Numerically Invariant Signature Curves Applied to Object Recognition  

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We introduce a new paradigm, the differential invariant signature curve or manifold, for the invariant recognition of visual objects. A general theorem of É. Cartan implies that two curves are related by a group transformation if and only if ... Keywords: Euclidean group, curve shortening flow, differential invariant, equi-affine group, joint invariant, numerical approximation, object recognition, signature curve, snake, symmetry group

Eugenio Calabi; Peter J. Olver; Chehrzad Shakiban; Allen Tannenbaum; Steven Haker

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

A differential game of joint implementation of environmental projects  

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This paper proposes a two-player, finite-horizon differential game model to analyze joint implementation in environmental projects, one of the flexible mechanisms considered in the Kyoto Protocol. Our results show that allowing for foreign investments ... Keywords: Differential games, Environment, Joint implementation

MichèLe Breton; Georges Zaccour; Mehdi Zahaf

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Tritium issues in commercial pressurized water reactors  

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Tritium has become an important radionuclide in commercial Pressurized Water Reactors because of its mobility and tendency to concentrate in plant systems as tritiated water during the recycling of reactor coolant. Small quantities of tritium are released in routine regulated effluents as liquid water and as water vapor. Tritium has become a focus of attention at commercial nuclear power plants in recent years due to inadvertent, low-level, chronic releases arising from routine maintenance operations and from component failures. Tritium has been observed in groundwater in the vicinity of stations. The nuclear industry has undertaken strong proactive corrective measures to prevent recurrence, and continues to eliminate emission sources through its singular focus on public safety and environmental stewardship. This paper will discuss: production mechanisms for tritium, transport mechanisms from the reactor through plant, systems to the environment, examples of routine effluent releases, offsite doses, basic groundwater transport and geological issues, and recent nuclear industry environmental and legal ramifications. (authors)

Jones, G. [Constellation Energy Group, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, Ontario, NY (United States)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

397

Hybrid air foil bearing with external pressurization  

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) becomes smooth. 20 Figure 3.7 Non-dimensional film thickness for operating parameters in Table 3.1 with S f =1 21 m ? m ? (a) S f = 0.8 m ? (b) S f = 0.5 (c) S f = 0.2 m ? Figure 3... and NASA [18] experimental minimum film thickness; L/D=1, C=31.8 m? , and bump stiffness = 4.7 GN/m 3 Figure 3.11 describes a non-dimensional pressure (P=p/p a ), film thickness (H=h/C), and bump deflection (W=w B /C) for the bearing in Table 3.1 at 45...

Park, Soongook

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

Propagation of an atmospheric pressure plasma plume  

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The ''plasma bullet'' behavior of atmospheric pressure plasma plumes has recently attracted significant interest. In this paper, a specially designed plasma jet device is used to study this phenomenon. It is found that a helium primary plasma can propagate through the wall of a dielectric tube and keep propagating inside the dielectric tube (secondary plasma). High-speed photographs show that the primary plasma disappears before the secondary plasma starts to propagate. Both plumes propagate at a hypersonic speed. Detailed studies on the dynamics of the plasma plumes show that the local electric field induced by the charges on the surface of the dielectric tube plays an important role in the ignition of the secondary plasma. This indicates that the propagation of the plasma plumes may be attributed to the local electric field induced by the charges in the bulletlike plasma volume.

Lu, X.; Xiong, Q.; Xiong, Z.; Hu, J.; Zhou, F.; Gong, W.; Xian, Y.; Zou, C.; Tang, Z.; Jiang, Z.; Pan, Y. [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

399

Pressure equalizing photovoltaic assembly and method  

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Each PV assembly of an array of PV assemblies comprises a base, a PV module and a support assembly securing the PV module to a position overlying the upper surface of the base. Vents are formed through the base. A pressure equalization path extends from the outer surface of the PV module, past the peripheral edge of the PV module, to and through at least one of the vents, and to the lower surface of the base to help reduce wind uplift forces on the PV assembly. The PV assemblies may be interengaged, such as by interengaging the bases of adjacent PV assemblies. The base may include a main portion and a cover and the bases of adjacent PV assemblies may be interengaged by securing the covers of adjacent bases together.

Dinwoodie, Thomas L. (Piedmont, CA)

2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

400

Propagation of light in low pressure gas  

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The criticism by W. E. Lamb, W. Schleich, M. Scully, C. Townes of a simplified quantum electrodynamics which represents the photon as a true particle is illustrated. Collisions being absent in low-pressure gas, exchanges of energy are radiative and coherent. Thin shells of plasma containing atoms in a model introduced by Str\\"omgren are superradiant, seen as circles possibly dotted. Spectral radiance of novae has magnitude of laser radiance, and column densities are large in nebulae: Superradiance, multiphoton effects, etc., work in astrophysics. The superradiant beams induce multiphotonic scatterings of light emitted by the stars, brightening the limbs of plasma bubbles and darkening the stars. In excited atomic hydrogen, impulsive Raman scatterings shift frequencies of light. Microwaves exchanged with the Pioneer probes are blueshifted, simulating anomalous accelerations. Substituting coherence for wrong calculations in astrophysical papers, improves results, avoids "new physics".

Jacques Moret-Bailly

2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemistry of nitromethane at very high pressure  

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Decomposition of nitromethane is reported over the range of 115- 180/degree/C and 0.6-8.5 GPa. About 5 /mu/g of nitromethane is compressed with a diamond-anvil cell, heated to the point that reaction occurs, and held typically 10-20 minutes at the reaction temperature. The cell is cooled and the volatile contents of the cell are frozen as a thin layer in vacuo and an infrared absorption spectrum is recorded. The three volatile products observed are N/sub 2/O, CO/sub 2/, and water, with N/sub 2/O production peaking at 1.5 GPa, 135/degree/C, and 35% of NME; CO/sub 2/ production peaking at 3.5 GPa, 135/degree/C, and 65% of NME, and water yields at 20-50% of NME at the highest pressure measured, 8.5 GPa and 175/degree/C. Water yields were difficult to quantify due to background contamination. Results indicate three different reactions for solid NME dependent primarily on the pressure of the reaction, and that fluid NME does not decompose at 0.6 GPa and 175/degree/C, although the solid decomposes readily at 1.1 GPa and 120/degree/C. The authors conclude that, while various decomposition mechanisms are possible, the initial step CH/sub 3/NO/sub 2/ /yields/ /center dot/CH/sub 3/ + /center dot/NO/sub 2/ is very unlikely. 14 refs., 5 figs.

Agnew, S.F.; Swanson, B.I.; Kenney, J.; Kenney, I.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

High-pressure coal fuel processor development  

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Caterpillar shares DOE/METC interest in demonstrating the technology required to displace petroleum-based engine fuels with various forms of low cost coal. Current DOE/METC programs on mild gasification and coal-water-slurries are addressing two approaches to this end. Engine and fuel processor system concept studies by Caterpillar have identified a third, potentially promising, option. This option includes high-pressure fuel processing of run-of-the-mine coal and direct injection of the resulting low-Btu gas stream into an ignition assisted, high compression ratio diesel engine. The compactness and predicted efficiency of the system make it suitable for application to line-haul railroad locomotives. Two overall conclusions resulted from Task 1. First direct injected, ignition assisted Diesel cycle engine combustion systems can be suitably modified to efficiently utilize low-Btu gas fuels. Second, high pressure gasification of selected run-of-the-mine coals in batch-loaded fuel processors is feasible. These two findings, taken together, significantly reduce the perceived technical risk associated with the further development of the proposed coal gas fueled Diesel cycle power plant concept. The significant conclusions from Task 2 were: An engine concept, derived from a Caterpillar 3600 series engine, and a fuel processor concept, based on scaling up a removable-canister configuration from the test rig, appear feasible; and although the results of this concept study are encouraging, further, full-scale component research and development are required before attempting a full-scale integrated system demonstration effort.

Greenhalgh, M.L. (Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

High Temperature Electrolysis Pressurized Experiment Design, Operation, and Results  

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A new facility has been developed at the Idaho National Laboratory for pressurized testing of solid oxide electrolysis stacks. Pressurized operation is envisioned for large-scale hydrogen production plants, yielding higher overall efficiencies when the hydrogen product is to be delivered at elevated pressure for tank storage or pipelines. Pressurized operation also supports higher mass flow rates of the process gases with smaller components. The test stand can accommodate planar cells with dimensions up to 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm and stacks of up to 25 cells. It is also suitable for testing other cell and stack geometries including tubular cells. The pressure boundary for these tests is a water-cooled spool-piece pressure vessel designed for operation up to 5 MPa. Pressurized operation of a ten-cell internally manifolded solid oxide electrolysis stack has been successfully demonstrated up 1.5 MPa. The stack is internally manifolded and operates in cross-flow with an inverted-U flow pattern. Feed-throughs for gas inlets/outlets, power, and instrumentation are all located in the bottom flange. The entire spool piece, with the exception of the bottom flange, can be lifted to allow access to the internal furnace and test fixture. Lifting is accomplished with a motorized threaded drive mechanism attached to a rigid structural frame. Stack mechanical compression is accomplished using springs that are located inside of the pressure boundary, but outside of the hot zone. Initial stack heatup and performance characterization occurs at ambient pressure followed by lowering and sealing of the pressure vessel and subsequent pressurization. Pressure equalization between the anode and cathode sides of the cells and the stack surroundings is ensured by combining all of the process gases downstream of the stack. Steady pressure is maintained by means of a backpressure regulator and a digital pressure controller. A full description of the pressurized test apparatus is provided in this report. Results of initial testing showed the expected increase in open-cell voltage associated with elevated pressure. However, stack performance in terms of area-specific resistance was enhanced at elevated pressure due to better gas diffusion through the porous electrodes of the cells. Some issues such as cracked cells and seals were encountered during testing. Full resolution of these issues will require additional testing to identify the optimum test configurations and protocols.

J.E. O'Brien; X. Zhang; G.K. Housley; K. DeWall; L. Moore-McAteer

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

High-pressure Infrared Spectra of Tal and Lawsonite  

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We present high-pressure infrared spectra of two geologically important hydrous minerals: talc, Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 and lawsonite, CaAl2Si2O7(OH)2{center_dot}H2O,{center_dot}at room temperature. For lawsonite, our data span the far infrared region from 150 to 550 cm-1 and extend to 25 GPa. We combine our new spectroscopic data with previously published high-pressure mid-infrared and Raman data to constrain the Gr{umlt u}neisen parameter and vibrational density of states under pressure. In the case of talc, we present high-pressure infrared data that span both the mid and far infrared from 150 to 3800 cm-1 covering lattice, silicate, and hydroxyl stretching vibrations to a maximum pressure of 30 GPa. Both phases show remarkable metastability well beyond their nominal maximum thermodynamic stability at simultaneous high-pressure and high-temperature conditions.

Scott,H.; Liu, Z.; Hemley, R.; Williams, Q.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Pressure gradient passivation of carbonaceous material normally susceptible to spontaneous combustion  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is a process for the passivation or deactivation with respect to oxygen of a carbonaceous material by the exposure of the carbonaceous material to an oxygenated gas in which the oxygenated gas pressure is increased from a first pressure to a second pressure and then the pressure is changed to a third pressure. Preferably a cyclic process which comprises exposing the carbonaceous material to the gas at low pressure and increasing the pressure to a second higher pressure and then returning the pressure to a lower pressure is used. The cycle is repeated at least twice wherein the higher pressure may be increased after a selected number of cycles.

Ochs, Thomas L.; Sands, William D.; Schroeder, Karl; Summers, Cathy A.; Utz, Bruce R.

2002-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

406

Method for reducing pressure drop through filters, and filter exhibiting reduced pressure drop  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods for generating and applying coatings to filters with porous material in order to reduce large pressure drop increases as material accumulates in a filter, as well as the filter exhibiting reduced and/or more uniform pressure drop. The filter can be a diesel particulate trap for removing particulate matter such as soot from the exhaust of a diesel engine. Porous material such as ash is loaded on the surface of the substrate or filter walls, such as by coating, depositing, distributing or layering the porous material along the channel walls of the filter in an amount effective for minimizing or preventing depth filtration during use of the filter. Efficient filtration at acceptable flow rates is achieved.

Sappok, Alexander; Wong, Victor

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

407

Effects of external pressure on the terminal lymphatic flow rate  

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1 Activity Measured During Experiments With External Pressure 0 mm Hg. . . . . . . . Page 31 Table 2: Activity Measured During Experiments With External Pressure 30 mm Hg. . . . . . . 32 Table 3: Activity Measured During Experiments... Deviation of the Mean Calculated for Each External Pressure. 38 Table 8 Table g Data Collected for Experiment 1 at 0 mm Hg. Data Co'llected for Experiment 2 at 0 mm Hg. 51 53 Table 10 Data Collected for Experiment 3 at 0 ran Hg. Page 55 Table...

Seale, James Lewis

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Pressure dependent diffraction and spectroscopy of a dimerized antiferromagnet  

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We present pressure dependent neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the dimerized antiferromagnet Ba$_3$Mn$_2$O$_8$. The room temperature diffraction measurements reveal a linear decrease in lattice constant as a function of applied pressure. No structural transitions are observed. The low-temperature neutron spectroscopy measurements indicate a small change in magnetic scattering intensity in the vicinity of the spin gap for pressures up to $P=0.6$~kbar.

Stone, Matthew B [ORNL; Tulk, Christopher A [ORNL; dos Santos, Antonio M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Molaison, Jamie J [ORNL; Chang, S. [Ames Laboratory; Leo, J B [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD; Samulon, Eric C [Stanford University; Shapiro, Max C [Stanford University; Fisher, Ian R [Stanford University

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Reversible differentiation of myofibroblasts by MyoD  

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Myofibroblasts participate in tissue repair processes in diverse mammalian organ systems. The deactivation of myofibroblasts is critical for termination of the reparative response and restoration of tissue structure and function. The current paradigm on normal tissue repair is the apoptotic clearance of terminally differentiated myofibroblasts; while, the accumulation of activated myofibroblasts is associated with progressive human fibrotic disorders. The capacity of myofibroblasts to undergo de-differentiation as a potential mechanism for myofibroblast deactivation has not been examined. In this report, we have uncovered a role for MyoD in the induction of myofibroblast differentiation by transforming growth factor-{beta}1 (TGF-{beta}1). Myofibroblasts demonstrate the capacity for de-differentiation and proliferation by modulation of endogenous levels of MyoD. We propose a model of reciprocal signaling between TGF-{beta}1/ALK5/MyoD and mitogen(s)/ERK-MAPK/CDKs that regulate myofibroblast differentiation and de-differentiation, respectively. Our studies provide the first evidence for MyoD in controlling myofibroblast activation and deactivation. Restricted capacity for de-differentiation of myofibroblasts may underlie the progressive nature of recalcitrant human fibrotic disorders.

Hecker, Louise; Jagirdar, Rajesh; Jin, Toni; Thannickal, Victor J., E-mail: vjthan@uab.edu

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Ion Mobility Spectrometry – Mass Spectrometry Performance Using Electrodynamic Ion Funnels and Elevated Drift Gas Pressures  

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The ability of ion mobility spectrometry coupled with mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) to characterize biological mixtures has been illustrated over the past eight years. However, the challenges posed by the extreme complexity of many biological samples have demonstrated the need for higher resolution IMS-MS measurements. We have developed a higher resolution ESI-IMS-TOF MS by utilizing high pressure electrodynamic ion funnels at both ends of the IMS drift cell and operating the drift cell at an elevated pressure compared to a previous design. The ESI-IMS-TOF MS instrument consists of an ESI source, an hourglass ion funnel used for ion accumulation/injection into an 88 cm drift cell followed by a 10 cm ion funnel and a commercial orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometer providing high mass measurement accuracy. It was found that the rear (exit) ion funnel could be effectively operated as an extension of the drift cell when the DC fields were matched, allowing the instrument to have an effective drift region of 98 cm. Two differentially pumped quadrupole regions were used to couple the IMS and TOF MS to focus and minimize the ion transient time between the stages. The resolution of the instrument was evaluated at pressures ranging from 4 to12 Torr and ion mobility drift voltages of 16 V/cm (4 Torr) to 43 V/cm (12 Torr). An increase in resolution from 55 to 80 was observed from 4 to 12 Torr nitrogen drift gas with no loss in sensitivity. Given the increased usage of ion funnels prior to ion mobility separations, additional attention was directed towards the influence of drift gas on the observed ion populations trapped and transmitted using an electrodynamic ion funnel. The choice of drift gas was shown to influence the degree of ion heating and relative trapping efficiency within the ion funnel.

Baker, Erin Shammel; Clowers, Brian H.; Li, Fumin; Tang, Keqi; Tolmachev, Aleksey V.; Prior, David C.; Belov, Mikhail E.; Smith, Richard D.

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

411

Asymmetric Yield Function Based on the Stress Invariants for Pressure Sensitive Metals  

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A general asymmetric yield function is proposed with dependence on the stress invariants for pressure sensitive metals. The pressure sensitivity of the proposed yield function is consistent with the experimental result of Spitzig and Richmond (1984) for steel and aluminum alloys while the asymmetry of the third invariant is preserved to model strength differential (SD) effect of pressure insensitive materials. The proposed yield function is transformed in the space of the stress triaxaility, the von Mises stress and the normalized invariant to theoretically investigate the possible reason of the SD effect. The proposed plasticity model is further extended to characterize the anisotropic behavior of metals both in tension and compression. The extension of the yield function is realized by introducing two distinct fourth-order linear transformation tensors of the stress tensor for the second and third invariants, respectively. The extended yield function reasonably models the evolution of yield surfaces for a zirconium clock-rolled plate during in-plane and through-thickness compression reported by Plunkett et al. (2007). The extended yield function is also applied to describe the orthotropic behavior of a face-centered cubic metal of AA 2008-T4 and two hexagonal close-packed metals of high-purity-titanium and AZ31 magnesium alloy. The orthotropic behavior predicted by the generalized model is compared with experimental results of these metals. The comparison validates that the proposed yield function provides sufficient predictability on SD effect and anisotropic behavior both in tension and compression. When it is necessary to consider r-value anisotropy, the proposed function is efficient to be used with nonassociated flow plasticity by introducing a separate plastic potential for the consideration of r-values as shown in Stoughton & Yoon (2004, 2009).

Jeong Wahn Yoon; Yanshan Lou; Jong Hun Yoon; Michael V. Glazoff

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Integrator complex plays an essential role in adipose differentiation  

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Highlights: •IntS6 and IntS11 are subunits of the Integrator complex. •Expression levels of IntS6 and IntS11 were very low in 3T3-L1 fibroblast. •IntS6 and IntS11 were upregulated during adipose differentiation. •Suppression of IntS6 or IntS11 expression inhibited adipose differentiation. -- Abstract: The dynamic process of adipose differentiation involves stepwise expressions of transcription factors and proteins specific to the mature fat cell phenotype. In this study, it was revealed that expression levels of IntS6 and IntS11, subunits of the Integrator complex, were increased in 3T3-L1 cells in the period when the cells reached confluence and differentiated into adipocytes, while being reduced to basal levels after the completion of differentiation. Suppression of IntS6 or IntS11 expression using siRNAs in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes markedly inhibited differentiation into mature adipocytes, based on morphological findings as well as mRNA analysis of adipocyte-specific genes such as Glut4, perilipin and Fabp4. Although Ppar?2 protein expression was suppressed in IntS6 or IntS11-siRNA treated cells, adenoviral forced expression of Ppar?2 failed to restore the capacity for differentiation into mature adipocytes. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that increased expression of Integrator complex subunits is an indispensable event in adipose differentiation. Although further study is necessary to elucidate the underlying mechanism, the processing of U1, U2 small nuclear RNAs may be involved in cell differentiation steps.

Otani, Yuichiro; Nakatsu, Yusuke [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan)] [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan); Sakoda, Hideyuki [Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Fukushima, Toshiaki [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan)] [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan); Fujishiro, Midori [Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Kushiyama, Akifumi [Department of Internal Medicine, The Institute for Adult Diseases, Asahi Life Foundation, Tokyo (Japan)] [Department of Internal Medicine, The Institute for Adult Diseases, Asahi Life Foundation, Tokyo (Japan); Okubo, Hirofumi; Tsuchiya, Yoshihiro; Ohno, Haruya [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan)] [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan); Takahashi, Shin-Ichiro [Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Nishimura, Fusanori [Department of Dental Science for Health Promotion, Division of Cervico-Gnathostomatology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan)] [Department of Dental Science for Health Promotion, Division of Cervico-Gnathostomatology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan); Kamata, Hideaki [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan)] [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan); Katagiri, Hideki [Division of Molecular Metabolism and Diabetes, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai (Japan)] [Division of Molecular Metabolism and Diabetes, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai (Japan); Asano, Tomoichiro, E-mail: tasano@hiroshima-u.ac.jp [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan)] [Department of Medical Chemistry, Division of Molecular Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University (Japan)

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

413

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Based on Pressurized Fluidized Bed Gasification  

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Enviropower Inc. has developed a modern power plant concept based on an integrated pressurized fluidized bed gasification and gas turbine combined cycle (IGCC)....

Kari Salo; J. G. Patel

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Development of Tools for Measuring Temperature, Flow, Pressure...  

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

Temperature, Flow, Pressure, and Seismicity of EGS Reservoirs 300 C Capable Electronics Platform and Temperature Sensor System for Enhanced Geothermal Systems; 2010...

415

Instrumentation development for neutron scattering at high pressure.  

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??Neutron scattering at extremes of pressure is a powerful tool for studying the response of structural and magnetic properties of materials on microscopic level to… (more)

Fang, Junwei

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Pressure Temperature Log At Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP) ...  

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Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Pressure Temperature Log At Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP)...

417

High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank Testing | Department of Energy  

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

Tank Testing High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank Testing Many types of compressed hydrogen tanks have been certified worldwide and demonstrated in several prototype fuel cell...

418

Thermal Behavior of As-Recovered (Unneutralized) Aspigel (Pressure Measurements)  

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This brief report provides unreported pressures measured in accelerating rate calorimeter experiments performed to determine the thermal sensitivity of as-recovered and unneutralized Aspigel.

Scheele, Randall D.

2010-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

419

Pressure History Measurement in a Microwave Beaming Thruster  

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In a microwave beaming thruster with a 1?dimensional nozzle plasma and shock wave propagates in the nozzle absorbing microwave power. In this study pressure histories in the thruster are measured using pressure gauges. Measured pressure history at the thruster wall shows constant pressure during plasma propagation in the nozzle. The result of measurement of the propagating velocities of shock wave and plasma shows that both propagate in the same velocity. These result shows that thrust producing model of analogy of pulse detonation engine is successful for the 1D thruster.

Yasuhisa Oda; Masato Ushio; Kimiya Komurasaki; Koji Takahashi; Atsushi Kasugai; Keishi Sakamoto

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

High pressure and multiferroics materials: a happy marriage  

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The effect of high pressure on the synthesis, properties and atomic structure of multiferroic materials with perovskite or perovskite-related structures is reviewed.

Gilioli, E.

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Use Vapor Recompression to Recover Low-Pressure Waste Steam  

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

This tip sheet on recovering low-pressure waste steam provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

422

Design and dimensioning of pressure vessel for a marine substation.  

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?? This thesis presents the mechanical design and dimensioning of a pressure vessel, which is to be used as housing for a marine substation in… (more)

Eriksson, Lars

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Novel Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma on Textile Materials.  

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??Various applications of atmospheric pressure plasma are investigated in conjunction with polymeric materials including paper, polypropylene non-woven fabric, and cotton. The effect of plasma on… (more)

Cornelius, Carrie Elizabeth

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Dissociation of carbon dioxide in atmospheric pressure microchannel plasma devices.  

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??Plasma discharge of carbon dioxide at atmospheric pressure was successfully demonstrated in microchannel plasma devices at breakdown voltages lower than 1 kVRMS. Optical emissions of… (more)

Oh, Taegon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

High Pressure Research Questionnaire National High Magnetic Field...  

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Pressure Research Questionnaire National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Operated by Florida State University, University of Florida, Los Alamos National Laboratory Florida State...

426

Coupling efficiency analysis of hydraulic pressure energy harvesters  

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The acoustic pressure within hydraulic systems referred to as pressure ripple is a high intensity energy source that can be utilized for powering sensor networks. A section of such a system can be modeled as a one dimensional waveguide where the intensity can reach up to 1000 mW/cm2 from a 300 kPa pressure ripple (peak-to-peak acoustic pressure) within a hydraulic system. Hydraulic pressure energy harvesters (HPEH) are devices designed to convert the pressure ripple into electrical energy thereby enabling wireless sensor nodes. HPEH couple the dynamic fluid pressure to a piezoelectric stack which is connected to a harvester circuit to optimize power output. A key aspect of the HPEH design is the fluid-mechanical coupling of the pressure ripple to the stack for maximizing the energy extracted. The efficiency of HPEH device and harvester circuit potential power output can be determined using the volume velocity of the pressure ripple the coupling efficiency of the HPEH and the conversion efficiency of the piezoelectric stack. In this work the coupling efficiency and the power output efficiency of currently developed HPEH devices will be analyzed and compared to modeled efficiency of such devices.

Kenneth Cunefare; Alper Erturk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Traumatic Brain Injury Protection: Blast Pressure Sensors in...  

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Find More Like This Return to Search Traumatic Brain Injury Protection: Blast Pressure Sensors in Helmets Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Contact LLNL About This Technology...

428

Statistical Performance Evaluation Of Soft Seat Pressure Relief Valves  

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Risk-based inspection methods enable estimation of the probability of failure on demand for spring-operated pressure relief valves at the United States Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. This paper presents a statistical performance evaluation of soft seat spring operated pressure relief valves. These pressure relief valves are typically smaller and of lower cost than hard seat (metal to metal) pressure relief valves and can provide substantial cost savings in fluid service applications (air, gas, liquid, and steam) providing that probability of failure on demand (the probability that the pressure relief valve fails to perform its intended safety function during a potentially dangerous over pressurization) is at least as good as that for hard seat valves. The research in this paper shows that the proportion of soft seat spring operated pressure relief valves failing is the same or less than that of hard seat valves, and that for failed valves, soft seat valves typically have failure ratios of proof test pressure to set pressure less than that of hard seat valves.

Harris, Stephen P.; Gross, Robert E.

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

429

Evaluation of subsurface fracture geometry using fluid pressure...  

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subsurface fracture geometry using fluid pressure response to solid earth tidal strain Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Evaluation of...

430

National Ignition Facility (NIF): Under Pressure: Ramp-Compression...  

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National Ignition Facility (NIF): Under Pressure: Ramp-Compression Smashes Record American Fusion News Category: National Ignition Facility Link: National Ignition Facility (NIF):...

431

Lightweight cryogenic-compatible pressure vessels for vehicular...  

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insulator surrounding the inner pressure container in the evacuated space to inhibit heat transfer. Additionally, vacuum loss from fuel permeation is substantially inhibited...

432

Working with SRNL - Our Facilities- High Pressure Laboratory  

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The High Pressure Laboratory provides a comprehensive test facility providing the annual testing certification of various nuclear material shipping packages and leak testing...

433

High pressure water jet cutting of sugar cane  

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performance was uniform before cutting. A liquid filled bourdon tube gauge was used to deter- mine the prescribed operating pressures. The gauge measured the oil pressure of the intensifier which had a 20 to 1 ratio (Figure 4 ) ~ The gauge pressure...HIGH PRESSURE WATER JET CUTTING OF SUGAR CANE A Thesis by THOMAS DONALD VALCO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject...

Valco, Thomas Donald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

434

Influence of capillary pressure on CO2 storage and monitoring  

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solutions to mitigate the greenhouse effect. We are interested in analyzing the influence of capillary pressure on CO2 in- jection, storage and monitoring in saline ...

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435

Pressure Temperature Log At Fort Bliss Area (DOE GTP) | Open...  

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Fort Bliss Area (DOE GTP) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Pressure Temperature Log At Fort Bliss Area (DOE GTP) Exploration...

436

A Unified Differential Evolution Algorithm for Global Optimization  

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Abstract?In this paper, we propose a new unified differential evolution (uDE) algorithm for single objective global optimization. Instead of selecting among multiple mutation strategies as in the conventional differential evolution algorithm, this algorithm employs a single equation as the mutation strategy. It has the virtue of mathematical simplicity and also provides users the flexbility for broader exploration of different mutation strategies. Numerical tests using twelve basic unimodal and multimodal functions show promising performance of the proposed algorithm in comparison to convential differential evolution algorithms.

Qiang, Ji; Mitchell, Chad

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

437

Reactor Pressure Vessel Head Packaging & Disposal  

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Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) Head replacements have come to the forefront due to erosion/corrosion and wastage problems resulting from the susceptibility of the RPV Head alloy steel material to water/boric acid corrosion from reactor coolant leakage through the various RPV Head penetrations. A case in point is the recent Davis-Besse RPV Head project, where detailed inspections in early 2002 revealed significant wastage of head material adjacent to one of the Control Rod Drive Mechanism (CRDM) nozzles. In lieu of making ASME weld repairs to the damaged head, Davis-Besse made the decision to replace the RPV Head. The decision was made on the basis that the required weld repair would be too extensive and almost impractical. This paper presents the packaging, transport, and disposal considerations for the damaged Davis-Besse RPV Head. It addresses the requirements necessary to meet Davis Besse needs, as well as the regulatory criteria, for shipping and burial of the head. It focuses on the radiological characterization, shipping/disposal package design, site preparation and packaging, and the transportation and emergency response plans that were developed for the Davis-Besse RPV Head project.

Wheeler, D. M.; Posivak, E.; Freitag, A.; Geddes, B.

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

438

Statistical pressure snakes based on color images.  

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The traditional mono-color statistical pressure snake was modified to function on a color image with target errors defined in HSV color space. Large variations in target lighting and shading are permitted if the target color is only specified in terms of hue. This method works well with custom targets where the target is surrounded by a color of a very different hue. A significant robustness increase is achieved in the computer vision capability to track a specific target in an unstructured, outdoor environment. By specifying the target color to contain hue, saturation and intensity values, it is possible to establish a reasonably robust method to track general image features of a single color. This method is convenient to allow the operator to select arbitrary targets, or sections of a target, which have a common color. Further, a modification to the standard pixel averaging routine is introduced which allows the target to be specified not only in terms of a single color, but also using a list of colors. These algorithms were tested and verified by using a web camera attached to a personal computer.

Schaub, Hanspeter [ORION International Technologies, Albuquerque, NM

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

HIGH PRESSURE COAL COMBUSTION KINETICS PROJECT  

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The HPCCK project was initiated with a kickoff meeting held on June 12, 2001 in Morgantown, WV, which was attended by all project participants. SRI's existing g-RCFR reactor was reconfigured to a SRT-RCFR geometry (Task 1.1). This new design is suitable for performing the NBFZ experiments of Task 1.2. It was decided that the SRT-RCFR apparatus could be modified and used for the HPBO experiments. The purchase, assembly, and testing of required instrumentation and hardware is nearly complete (Task 1.1 and 1.2). Initial samples of PBR coal have been shipped from FWC to SRI (Task 1.1). The ECT device for coal flow measurements used at FWC will not be used in the SRI apparatus and a screw type feeder has been suggested instead (Task 5.1). NEA has completed a upgrade of an existing Fluent simulator for SRI's RCFR to a version that is suitable for interpreting results from tests in the NBFZ configuration (Task 1.3) this upgrade includes finite-rate submodels for devolatilization, secondary volatiles pyrolysis, volatiles combustion, and char oxidation. Plans for an enhanced version of CBK have been discussed and development of this enhanced version has begun (Task 2.5). A developmental framework for implementing pressure and oxygen effects on ash formation in an ash formation model (Task 3.3) has begun.

Chris Guenther; Bill Rogers

2001-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

440

Caspase 3 activity is required for skeletal muscle differentiation  

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...MAPK activity. Indeed, such a contention bears significant merit when one considers that differentiating myoblasts share a remarkable...Chem. 274,19211 -19219. 10383428 27 Frasch S. C. , Nick, J. A., Fadok, V. A., Bratton, D. L., Worthen...

Pasan Fernando; John F. Kelly; Kim Balazsi; Ruth S. Slack; Lynn A. Megeney

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

On fractional differential inclusions with the Jumarie derivative  

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In the paper, fractional differential inclusions with the Jumarie derivative are studied. We discuss the existence and uniqueness of a solution to such problems. Our study relies on standard variational methods.

Kamocki, Rafa?, E-mail: rafkam@math.uni.lodz.pl [Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chair of Differential Equations and Computer Science, University of Lodz, Banacha 22, 90-238 Lodz (Poland)] [Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chair of Differential Equations and Computer Science, University of Lodz, Banacha 22, 90-238 Lodz (Poland); Obczy?ski, Cezary, E-mail: czacza@math.uni.lodz.pl [Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chair of Nonlinear Analysis, University of Lodz, Banacha 22, 90-238 Lodz (Poland)] [Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chair of Nonlinear Analysis, University of Lodz, Banacha 22, 90-238 Lodz (Poland)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the rank function of a differential poset  

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We study r-differential posets, a class of combinatorial objects introduced in 1988 by the first author, which gathers together a number of remarkable combinatorial and algebraic properties, and generalizes important ...

Stanley, Richard P.

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Commuting differential operators of rank 2 with polynomial coefficients  

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In this paper we study self-adjoint commuting ordinary differential operators with polynomial coefficients. These operators define commutative subalgebras of the first Weyl algebra. We find new examples of commuting operators of rank 2.

Vardan Oganesyan

2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedures to predict vertical differential soil movement for expansive soils  

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, geotechnical engineers run tests to measure the soil properties required to estimate differential soil movements. However, there seems to be apprehension toward attempting these soil movement calculations due to the perceived complexity of the calculations or a...

Naiser, Donald David

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

445

Intro to Differential Equations MATH 2070 (Winter 2012)  

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Intro to Differential Equations MATH 2070 (Winter 2012) Solving Linear Systems -- Complex to . 3. Write Yc (t) = et Vc = e(+i)t Vc = et (cos (t) + i sin (t)) (Vre + iVim) where both Vre and Vim

Hagler, Jim

446

18.303 Linear Partial Differential Equations, Fall 2005  

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The classical partial differential equations of applied mathematics: diffusion, Laplace/Poisson, and wave equations. Methods of solution, such as separation of variables, Fourier series and transforms, eigenvalue problems. ...

Hancock, Matthew James, 1975-

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Annex I differentiation proposals : implications for welfare, equity and policy  

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Drawing upon a variety of different criteria, many nations have introduced proposals to differentiate the reductions in carbon emissions that would be required of industrialized nations in the short to medium term. This ...

Reiner, David M.; Jacoby, Henry D.

448

Solving second order linear differential equations with Klein's theorem  

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Given a second order linear differential equations with coefficients in a field k=C(x), the Kovacic algorithm finds all Liouvillian solutions, that is, solutions that one can write in terms of exponentials, logarithms, integration ...

M. van Hoeij; J.-A. Weil

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Differential properties of Euclidean projection onto power cone  

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Aug 19, 2014 ... Abstract: In this paper, we study differential properties of Euclidean projection onto the power cone $K^{(p,q)}_n=\\{(x,y,z)\\in \\mathbb{R}_+\\times ...

Le Thi Khanh Hien

2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

450

A case study of computational differentiation applied to neutron scattering  

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In a neutron scattering application, an unconstrained nonlinear minimization problem is used for the fitting of model parameters to experimental data. Automatic differentiation enables, in a completely mechanical fashion, algorithmic changes by switching ...

Christian H. Bischof; H. Martin Bücker; Dieter an Mey

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of two differentiation trends in the Emeishan flood basalts  

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Both the Bowen and Fenner differentiation trends have been recognized in the ... , the lavas from Guizhou evolved along the Fenner trend leading to the magmas with high...2O3 (23%) and low SiO2 (44%) contents. Th...

Yigang Xu; Houjun Mei; Jifeng Xu; Xiaolong Huang; Yuejun Wang…

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Differentiated curriculum: real help for the classroom teacher  

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DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM: REAL HELP FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER A Thesis by MARGARET ANN BRYANT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August... 1987 Major Subject: Curriculum and Instruction DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM: REAL HELP FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER A Thesis by MARGARET ANN BRYANT Approved as to style and content by: a . Alexander ( ir of Committee) David G. Armstrong P~ William...

Bryant, Margaret Ann

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

High pressure testing of see-through labyrinth seals  

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Detailed results are presented for teeth-on-stator labyrinth seals tested under high pressure of 70 bar-a (1015 psi-a) and 52 bar-a (754 psi-a) in the centered position. The seals were tested at pressure ratios of 0.52, 0.36 and 0.16, speeds of 10...

Picardo, Arthur Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

454

Pressurized reactor system and a method of operating the same  

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A method and apparatus are provided for operating a pressurized reactor system in order to precisely control the temperature within a pressure vessel in order to minimize condensation of corrosive materials from gases on the surfaces of the pressure vessel or contained circulating fluidized bed reactor, and to prevent the temperature of the components from reaching a detrimentally high level, while at the same time allowing quick heating of the pressure vessel interior volume during start-up. Superatmospheric pressure gas is introduced from the first conduit into the fluidized bed reactor and heat derived reactions such as combustion and gassification are maintained in the reactor. Gas is exhausted from the reactor and pressure vessel through a second conduit. Gas is circulated from one part of the inside volume to another to control the temperature of the inside volume, such as by passing the gas through an exterior conduit which has a heat exchanger, control valve, blower and compressor associated therewith, or by causing natural convection flow of circulating gas within one or more generally vertically extending gas passages entirely within the pressure vessel (and containing heat exchangers, flow rate control valves, or the like therein). Preferably, inert gas is provided as a circulating gas, and the inert gas may also be used in emergency shut-down situations. In emergency shut-down reaction gas being supplied to the reactor is cut off, while inert gas from the interior gas volume of the pressure vessel is introduced into the reactor.

Isaksson, Juhani M. (Karhula, FI)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressurized reactor system and a method of operating the same  

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A method and apparatus are provided for operating a pressurized reactor system in order to precisely control the temperature within a pressure vessel in order to minimize condensation of corrosive materials from gases on the surfaces of the pressure vessel or contained circulating fluidized bed reactor, and to prevent the temperature of the components from reaching a detrimentally high level, while at the same time allowing quick heating of the pressure vessel interior volume during start-up. Super-atmospheric pressure gas is introduced from the first conduit into the fluidized bed reactor and heat derived reactions such as combustion and gasification are maintained in the reactor. Gas is exhausted from the reactor and pressure vessel through a second conduit. Gas is circulated from one part of the inside volume to another to control the temperature of the inside volume, such as by passing the gas through an exterior conduit which has a heat exchanger, control valve, blower and compressor associated therewith, or by causing natural convection flow of circulating gas within one or more generally vertically extending gas passages entirely within the pressure vessel (and containing heat exchangers, flow rate control valves, or the like therein). Preferably, inert gas is provided as a circulating gas, and the inert gas may also be used in emergency shut-down situations. In emergency shut-down reaction gas being supplied to the reactor is cut off, while inert gas from the interior gas volume of the pressure vessel is introduced into the reactor. 2 figs.

Isaksson, J.M.

1996-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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PRESSURIZATION OF FIXED ROOF STORAGE TANKS DUE TO EXTERNAL FIRES  

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PRESSURIZATION OF FIXED ROOF STORAGE TANKS DUE TO EXTERNAL FIRES Fabien FouiHen, INERIS, Parc. Reflections led on this accident have pushed to consider the phenomenon of tank pressurization as a potential initiating event of the fire ball observed. In concrete terms, when a fixed roof storage tank is surrounded

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

457

Artificial Neural Nets and Cylinder Pressures in Diesel  

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Artificial Neural Nets and Cylinder Pressures in Diesel Engine Fault Diagnosis * Gopi O diagnosis system for a diesel engine, which uses artificial neural nets to identify faults on the basis­temporal representation of cylinder pressures. Draw cards and power cards are regularly assessed for the condition

Sharkey, Amanda

458

Experimental pressure solution compaction of synthetic halite/calcite aggregates  

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Experimental pressure solution compaction of synthetic halite/calcite aggregates Sergey Zubtsova of weakening of sediment-like aggregates by addition of hard particles. Sieved mixtures of calcite and halite solution. The individual halite grains deform easily by pressure solution creep whereas calcite grains act

459

Quantification of surface tension and internal pressure generated by single  

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Quantification of surface tension and internal pressure generated by single mitotic cells Elisabeth of a liquid cell interior, the surface tension is related to the local curvature and the hydrostatic pressure measured confined cell shapes to shapes obeying Laplace's law with uniform surface tension and find

Jülicher, Frank

460

An Introduction to Nonequilibrium Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure  

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1 1 An Introduction to Nonequilibrium Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure Sander Nijdam, Eddie van;2 1 An Introduction to Nonequilibrium Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure pulsed power source for ozone Veldhuizen, Peter Bruggeman, and Ute Ebert 1.1 Introduction 1.1.1 Nonthermal Plasmas and Electron Energy

Ebert, Ute

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Neutron scattering at high pressure D. B. McWhan  

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715 Neutron scattering at high pressure D. B. McWhan Room 1D-234, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, U scattering at steady-state and pulsed sources are reviewed. The pressure cells available at most neutron 10 GPa have been made. For elastic scattering, a comparison is made between neutron scattering and X

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

462

Bonding and Electronic Properties of Ice at High Pressure  

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between the nearest oxygen atoms. All ice structures that we discussed so far are insulators. Militzer 1 Bonding and Electronic Properties of Ice at High Pressure B. Militzer Department of Earth of water ice at megabar pressure are characterized with ab initio computer simulations. The focus lies

Militzer, Burkhard

463

Wave represents displacement Wave represents pressure Source -Sound Waves  

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Wave represents displacement Wave represents pressure Source - Sound Waves Distance between crests is wavelength Number of crests passing a point in 1 second is frequency Wave represents pressure Target - Radio Waves Distance between crests is wavelength Number of crests passing a point in 1 second is frequency

Colorado at Boulder, University of

464

Marshmallow Under Pressure Glass jar with a metal lid  

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. Put the straw in the hole and use clay to seal around the edge so air can't escape around the straw 7 the marshmallow into the glass jar and screw the lid on, making sure that there is a tight seal 4. Select a nail. What else can create pressure? 7. Can air create pressure? 8. Is a marshmallow solid? 9. What

Benitez-Nelson, Claudia

465

Equipment pressure applied to geomembrane in composite liner system  

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presents the results of a test pad at an operating municipal solid waste landfill that measured pressures at most landfill sites. In particular, a dozer is usually used to place the leachate collection the results of a test pad at an operating landfill used to measure the pressures applied to the primary

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alters tissue differentiation Sample Search...  

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in the stomach: differentiating dysplasia from normal tissue Summary: (Mahadevan-Jansen and Richards-Kortum, 1996). For differentiation of normal and precancerous tissues,...

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Evaluation of anticipatory signal to steam generator pressure control program for 700 MWe Indian pressurized heavy water reactor  

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700 MWe Indian Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (IPHWR) is horizontal channel type reactor with partial boiling at channel outlet. Due to boiling, it has a large volume of vapor present in the primary loops. It has two primary loops connected with the help of pressurizer surge line. The pressurizer has a large capacity and is partly filled by liquid and partly by vapor. Large vapor volume improves compressibility of the system. During turbine trip or load rejection, pressure builds up in Steam Generator (SG). This leads to pressurization of Primary Heat Transport System (PHTS). To control pressurization of SG and PHTS, around 70% of the steam generated in SG is dumped into the condenser by opening Condenser Steam Dump Valves (CSDVs) and rest of the steam is released to the atmosphere by opening Atmospheric Steam Discharge Valves (ASDVs) immediately after sensing the event. This is accomplished by adding anticipatory signal to the output of SG pressure controller. Anticipatory signal is proportional to the thermal power of reactor and the proportionality constant is set so that SG pressure controller's output jacks up to ASDV opening range when operating at 100% FP. To simulate this behavior for 700 MWe IPHWR, Primary and secondary heat transport system is modeled. SG pressure control and other process control program have also been modeled to capture overall plant dynamics. Analysis has been carried out with 3-D neutron kinetics coupled thermal hydraulic computer code ATMIKA.T to evaluate the effect of the anticipatory signal on PHT pressure and over all plant dynamics during turbine trip in 700 MWe IPHWR. This paper brings out the results of the analysis with and without considering anticipatory signal in SG pressure control program during turbine trip. (authors)

Pahari, S.; Hajela, S.; Rammohan, H. P.; Malhotra, P. K.; Ghadge, S. G. [Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Nabhikiya Urja Bhavan, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai, PIN-400094 (India)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of subsurface fracture geometry using fluid pressure response to  

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subsurface fracture geometry using fluid pressure response to subsurface fracture geometry using fluid pressure response to solid earth tidal strain Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Evaluation of subsurface fracture geometry using fluid pressure response to solid earth tidal strain Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The nature of solid earth tidal strain and surface load deformation due to the influence of gravitational forces and barometric pressure loading are discussed. The pore pressure response to these types of deformation is investigated in detail, including the cases of a confined aquifer intersected by a well and a discrete fracture intersected by a well. The integration of the tidal response method with conventional pump tests in order to independently calculate the hydraulic parameters of the

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A Metal That Becomes Transparent under Pressure | Advanced Photon Source  

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Under Pressure, Atoms Make Unlikely Alloys Under Pressure, Atoms Make Unlikely Alloys Slowing Down Near the Glass Transition New Light on Improving Engine Efficiencies The Crystal Structure of a Meta-stable Intermediate Particle in Virus Assembly Increasing Magnetic Response of Ferromagnetic Semiconductors under High Pressure Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed A Metal That Becomes Transparent under Pressure APRIL 20, 2009 Bookmark and Share Sodium clamped in a metallic rhenium gasket between diamond anvils. The photographs were taken through a diamond anvil under combined transmitted and reflected illumination. Sodium, a white metal at pressures below 1.1 Mbar (1 Mbar = 1 million atm), turns black at 1.3 Mbar and becomes

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Carderock 2-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel | Open Energy  

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2-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel 2-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name Carderock 2-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel Beam(m) 0.6 Depth(m) 0.6 Water Type Freshwater Cost(per day) Contact POC Special Physical Features The 2-Foot Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel is a vertical plane, closed recirculating, variable-speed, variable-pressure, open jet test section, closed jet test section, and semi-rectangular test section. Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Velocity(m/s) 17 Recirculating Yes

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Carderock 3-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel | Open Energy  

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Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name Carderock 3-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel Beam(m) 0.7 Depth(m) 0.7 Water Type Freshwater Cost(per day) Contact POC Special Physical Features The 3-ft Variable Pressure Cavitation Water Tunnel is a vertical plane, closed recirculating with resorber, variable-speed, variable-pressure, two interchangeable circular test sections. Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Velocity(m/s) 25.8 Recirculating Yes Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None

472

The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation  

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This paper presents a summary of seven distinct chains of evidence, which, taken together, provide compelling support for the theory that a ballistic pressure wave radiating outward from the penetrating projectile can contribute to wounding and incapacitating effects of handgun bullets. These chains of evidence include the fluid percussion model of traumatic brain injury, observations of remote ballistic pressure wave injury in animal models, observations of rapid incapacitation highly correlated with pressure magnitude in animal models, epidemiological data from human shootings showing that the probability of incapacitation increases with peak pressure magnitude, case studies in humans showing remote pressure wave damage in the brain and spinal cord, and observations of blast waves causing remote brain injury.

Courtney, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Does Dissipation in AGN Disks Couple to the Total Pressure?  

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Recent work on the transport of angular momentum in accretion disks suggests that the Velikhov-Chandrasekhar instability, in which a large scale magnetic field generates small scale eddys in a shearing environment, may be ultimately responsible for this process. Although there is considerable controversy about the origin and maintenance of this field in accretion disks, it turns out that it is possible to argue, quite generally, using scaling arguments, that this process is sensitive to the total pressure in an AGN disk, rather than the pressure contributed by gas alone. We conclude that the resolution of the conceptual difficulties implied by the presence of strong thermal and viscous instabilities in radiation pressure and electron scattering dominated does not lie in models that couple the total dissipation rate to the gas pressure alone, or to some weighted mean of the gas and radiation pressures.

E. T. Vishniac

1993-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Eradication of marine biofilms by atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma: A potential approach to control biofouling?  

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Abstract Although the antimicrobial activity of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasmas, including its capacity to eradicate microbial biofilms, has been gaining an ever increasing interest for different medical applications, its potential utilisation in the control of biofouling and biodeterioration has, to date, received no attention. In this study, the ability of atmospheric pressure plasma to eradicate biofilms of four biofouling bacterial species, frequently encountered in marine environments, was investigated. Biofilms were grown on both polystyrene and stainless steel surfaces before being exposed to the plasma source. Viability and biomass of biofilms were evaluated using colony count method and differential Live/Dead fluorescence staining followed by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Rapid and complete eradication of all biofilms under study was achieved after plasma exposures ranging from 60 to 120 s. Confocal microscopy examination showed that plasma treatment has mediated not only cell killing but also varying degrees of physical removal of biofilms. Further investigation and tailored development of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma sources for this particular application could provide an additional powerful and effective weapon in the current anti-biofouling armamentarium.

Mahmoud Y. Alkawareek; Sean P. Gorman; William G. Graham; Brendan F. Gilmore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low pressure and atmospheric pressure plasma-jet systems and their application for deposition of thin films  

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1 Low pressure and atmospheric pressure plasma-jet systems and their application for deposition atmospheric discharge plasma jet. This system works at open air without any vacuum system. This system on polymer substrates. Under certain condition in the atmospheric plasma jet, these films have crystalline

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

476

Comparison between pressurized design and ambient pressure design of hybrid solid oxide fuel cell–gas turbine systems  

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Design performances of the hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC)–gas turbine (GT) system have been investigated. A pressurized system and an indirectly heated ambient pressure system were analyzed and their performances were compared. In the baseline layout, the basic performance characteristics of the two system configurations were analyzed, with the cell operation temperature and the pressure ratio as the main design parameters. The pressurized system exhibits a better efficiency owing to not only the higher cell voltage but also more effective utilization of gas turbine, i.e., a larger GT power contribution due to a higher turbine inlet temperature. Independent setting of the turbine inlet temperature was simulated by using the additional fuel supply as well as the air bypass. Increasing the pressure ratio of the gas turbine hardly improves the system efficiency, but the efficiency becomes less sensitive to the turbine inlet temperature. In the ambient pressure system, the available design parameter range is much reduced due to the limit on the recuperator temperature. In particular, design of the ambient pressure hybrid system with a gas turbine of a high pressure ratio does not seem quite feasible because the system efficiency that can be achieved at the possible design conditions is even lower than the efficiency of the SOFC only system.

S.K. Park; T.S. Kim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Pressure Systems Stored-Energy Threshold Risk Analysis  

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Federal Regulation 10 CFR 851, which became effective February 2007, brought to light potential weaknesses regarding the Pressure Safety Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The definition of a pressure system in 10 CFR 851 does not contain a limit based upon pressure or any other criteria. Therefore, the need for a method to determine an appropriate risk-based hazard level for pressure safety was identified. The Laboratory has historically used a stored energy of 1000 lbf-ft to define a pressure hazard; however, an analytical basis for this value had not been documented. This document establishes the technical basis by evaluating the use of stored energy as an appropriate criterion to establish a pressure hazard, exploring a suitable risk threshold for pressure hazards, and reviewing the methods used to determine stored energy. The literature review and technical analysis concludes the use of stored energy as a method for determining a potential risk, the 1000 lbf-ft threshold, and the methods used by PNNL to calculate stored energy are all appropriate. Recommendations for further program improvements are also discussed

Paulsen, Samuel S.

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

478

Energy Systems High Pressure Test Laboratory (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes the purpose, lab specifications, applications scenarios, and information on how to partner with NREL's Energy Systems High Pressure Test Laboratory at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. The purpose of the Energy Systems High Pressure Test Laboratory at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is to provide space where high pressure hydrogen components can be safely tested. High pressure hydrogen storage is an integral part of energy storage technology for use in fuel cell and in other distributed energy scenarios designed to effectively utilize the variability inherent with renewable energy sources. The high pressure storage laboratory is co-located with energy storage activities such as ultra-capacitors, super conducting magnetic flywheel and mechanical energy storage systems laboratories for an integrated approach to system development and demonstration. Hazards associated with hydrogen storage at pressures up to 10,000 psi include oxygen displacement, combustion, explosion, and pressurization of room air due to fast release and physical hazards associated with burst failure modes. A critical understanding of component failure modes is essential in developing reliable, robust designs that will minimize failure risk beyond the end of service life. Development of test protocol for accelerated life testing to accurately scale to real world operating conditions is essential for developing regulations, codes and standards required for safe operation. NREL works closely with industry partners in providing support of advanced hydrogen technologies. Innovative approaches to product design will accelerate commercialization into new markets. NREL works with all phases of the product design life cycle from early prototype development to final certification testing. High pressure tests are performed on hydrogen components, primarily for the validation of developing new codes and standards for high pressure hydrogen applications. The following types of tests can be performed: Performance, Component and system level efficiency, Strength of materials and hydrogen compatibility, Safety demonstration, Model validation, and Life cycle reliability.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydro-Pac Inc., A High Pressure Company  

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Hydro-Pac Hydro-Pac Inc. A High Pressure Company * Founded in 1972 * Manufacturer of Hydraulically Driven Intensifiers * High Pressure Hydrogen Compressors Hydrogen Compressor Cost Reduction Topics * Standardize Configuration and Fueling Strategy * Simple Designs and Proven Technologies * Identify Economical Hydrogen Compatible Materials * Specify Well Ventilated Sites with Remote Controls Standardize Configuration and Fueling Strategy * Limit the number of compressors and stages * Narrow the range of supply and discharge pressures * Select a flow and standardize Simple Designs and Proven Technologies * Variable speed drives * Double ended intensifiers * Water cooled cylinders * Flexible operational envelopes * Stop and start under load . Material Research / Installation Requirements

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Computer program to analyze multipass pressure-temperature-spinner surveys  

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A computer program has been developed to analyze multipass pressure-temperature-spinner surveys and summarize the data in graphical form on two plots: (1) an overlay of spinner passes along with a fluid velocity profile calculated from the spinner and (2) an overlay of pressure, pressure gradient, and temperature profiles from each pass. The program has been written using SmartWare II Software. Fluid velocity is calculated for each data point using a cross-plot of tool speed and spinner counts to account for changing flow conditions in the wellbore. The program has been used successfully to analyze spinner surveys run in geothermal wells with two-phase flashing flow.

Spielman, Paul

1994-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Poisson's Ratio and the Densification of Glass under High Pressure  

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Because of a relatively low atomic packing density, (C{sub g}) glasses experience significant densification under high hydrostatic pressure. Poisson's ratio ({nu}) is correlated to C{sub g} and typically varies from 0.15 for glasses with low C{sub g} such as amorphous silica to 0.38 for close-packed atomic networks such as in bulk metallic glasses. Pressure experiments were conducted up to 25 GPa at 293 K on silica, soda-lime-silica, chalcogenide, and bulk metallic glasses. We show from these high-pressure data that there is a direct correlation between {nu} and the maximum post-decompression density change.

Rouxel, T.; Ji, H. [Applied Mechanics Laboratory of the University of Rennes 1, LARMAUR, Universite de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Hammouda, T. [Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, CNRS-OPG , Universite Blaise Pascal, 5 rue Kessler, 63038 Clermont-Ferrand cedex (France); Moreac, A. [IPR, CNRS-Universite de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedex (France)

2008-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of pressure buildup curves based on field experience  

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This paper deals with the application of pressure build-up data in computing vital reservoir parameters in oil fields. Generally the technique of Miller Dyes and Hutchinson is utilized to determine flow capacity, permeability skin effect and completion efficiency. Pressure build-up data is utilized in detecting the existence of faults. The method of Brons and Marting has been found to be more reliable to determine the partial penetration effect. The computer software package which was developed recently is discussed and, due to near ideal behaviour of pressure build-up curves, is safely utilized. The computational work using the software package is rapid.

Arora, P.D.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Radiation pressure of light in a refractive medium  

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The radiation pressure and energy density of light in a refractive medium is calculated in terms of the index of refraction of the medium. The factor equal to the cube of the index of refraction that occurs in the expressions for the energy density and pressure of light in a refractive medium is shown to arise from the basic thermodynamic nature of the photon system and from the volume dependence of the index of refraction. It is shown that a mechanical pressure exists in a refractive medium which is in equilibrium with the blackbody radiation of the vacuum.

Richard A. Weiss

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Surface texturing of superconductors by controlled oxygen pressure  

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A method of manufacture of a textured layer of a high temperature superconductor on a substrate. The method involves providing an untextured high temperature superconductor material having a characteristic ambient pressure peritectic melting point, heating the superconductor to a temperature below the peritectic temperature, establishing a reduced pO.sub.2 atmosphere below ambient pressure causing reduction of the peritectic melting point to a reduced temperature which causes melting from an exposed surface of the superconductor and raising pressure of the reduced pO.sub.2 atmosphere to cause solidification of the molten superconductor in a textured surface layer.

Chen, Nan (Downers Grove, IL); Goretta, Kenneth C. (Downers Grove, IL); Dorris, Stephen E. (La Grange Park, IL)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Surface texturing of superconductors by controlled oxygen pressure  

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A method of manufacture of a textured layer of a high temperature superconductor on a substrate is disclosed. The method involves providing an untextured high temperature superconductor material having a characteristic ambient pressure peritectic melting point, heating the superconductor to a temperature below the peritectic temperature, establishing a reduced pO{sub 2} atmosphere below ambient pressure causing reduction of the peritectic melting point to a reduced temperature which causes melting from an exposed surface of the superconductor and raising pressure of the reduced pO{sub 2} atmosphere to cause solidification of the molten superconductor in a textured surface layer. 8 figs.

Chen, N.; Goretta, K.C.; Dorris, S.E.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Model based rail pressure control of GDI engine  

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This paper proposes a model-based rail pressure control (RPC) scheme for GDI engines. First, a control-oriented first-principle physics model is established for the rail pressure system. The backstepping technique is then used to derive a non-linear controller with guaranteed stability. For an engineering application, some compensations and corrections are further considered, such as input shaping, non-linear correction, anti-windup of integrator, battery voltage correction, etc. Finally, the proposed rail pressure controller is tested on the pump test rig and engine test bench. The results show the control performance is satisfactory.

Jialing Li; Pengyuan Sun; Tonghao Song; Jun Li; Baiyu Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impinging radial and inline jets: A comparison with regard to heat transfer, wall pressure distribution, and pressure loss  

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Heat transfer and wall pressure distribution on a plane surface generated by single impinging inline or radial jets are studied experimentally. The pressure drop of inline and radial jet nozzles is measured. The effects of flow exit angle, nozzle to surface distance, and exit velocity on heat transfer, wall pressure distribution, and pressure drop are discussed. Heat transfer results show that radial jets with flow exit angles of +45°–+60° generate up to 60% higher local and up to 50% higher global Nusselt numbers compared with inline jets of the same volumetric flow rate and exit velocity. Measured wall pressure distributions are presented in terms of pressure coefficients. The total force exerted by radial jets on a plane surface is lower than that exerted by inline jets. Radial jets with negative flow exit angles can generate small lifting forces. Results of pressure drop measurements are presented in terms of resistance coefficients, which allow an estimation of the necessary additional fan power if radial jet nozzles instead of inline jet nozzles are employed. For radial jet nozzles with flow exit angles of +45° ? ? ? +60° the rise of fan energy costs is negligible compared with the rise of heat/mass transfer. Radial jet nozzles have a high potential for application, particularly when very high drying rates or small jet forces on the impingement surface or both are required.

F. Peper; W. Leiner; M. Fiebig

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for detecting operating errors in a variable valve timing engine using pressure sensors  

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A method and control module includes a pressure sensor data comparison module that compares measured pressure volume signal segments to ideal pressure volume segments. A valve actuation hardware remedy module performs a hardware remedy in response to comparing the measured pressure volume signal segments to the ideal pressure volume segments when a valve actuation hardware failure is detected.

Wiles, Matthew A.; Marriot, Craig D

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

489

Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00 Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Differential Microwave Radiometer and the Cosmic Microwave Background |  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Laser-Ranging Long Baseline Differential Atom Interferometers for Space  

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High sensitivity differential atom interferometers are promising for precision measurements in science frontiers in space, including gravity field mapping for Earth science studies and gravitational wave detection. We propose a new configuration of twin atom interferometers connected by a laser ranging interferometer (LRI-AI) to provide precise information of the displacements between the two AI reference mirrors and a means to phase-lock the two independent interferometer lasers over long distances, thereby further enhancing the feasibility of long baseline differential atom interferometers. We show that a properly implemented LRI-AI can achieve equivalent functionality to the conventional differential atom interferometer measurement system. LRI-AI isolates the laser requirements for atom interferometers and for optical phase readout between distant locations, thus enabling optimized allocation of available laser power within a limited physical size and resource budget. A unique aspect of LRI-AI also enables...

Chiow, Sheng-wey; Yu, Nan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Adaptive Unified Differential Evolution Algorithm for Global Optimization  

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In this paper, we propose a new adaptive unified differential evolution algorithm for single-objective global optimization. Instead of the multiple mutation strate- gies proposed in conventional differential evolution algorithms, this algorithm employs a single equation unifying multiple strategies into one expression. It has the virtue of mathematical simplicity and also provides users the flexibility for broader exploration of the space of mutation operators. By making all control parameters in the proposed algorithm self-adaptively evolve during the process of optimization, it frees the application users from the burden of choosing appro- priate control parameters and also improves the performance of the algorithm. In numerical tests using thirteen basic unimodal and multimodal functions, the proposed adaptive unified algorithm shows promising performance in compari- son to several conventional differential evolution algorithms.

Qiang, Ji; Mitchell, Chad

2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Symmetries of Differential equations and Applications in Relativistic Physics  

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In this thesis, we study the one parameter point transformations which leave invariant the differential equations. In particular we study the Lie and the Noether point symmetries of second order differential equations. We establish a new geometric method which relates the point symmetries of the differential equations with the collineations of the underlying manifold where the motion occurs. This geometric method is applied in order the two and three dimensional Newtonian dynamical systems to be classified in relation to the point symmetries; to generalize the Newtonian Kepler-Ermakov system in Riemannian spaces; to study the symmetries between classical and quantum systems and to investigate the geometric origin of the Type II hidden symmetries for the homogeneous heat equation and for the Laplace equation in Riemannian spaces. At last but not least, we apply this geometric approach in order to determine the dark energy models by use the Noether symmetries as a geometric criterion in modified theories of gra...

Paliathanasis, Andronikos

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differentiating surface and bulk interactions in nanoplasmonic interferometric sensor arrays  

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Detecting specific target analytes and differentiating them from interfering background effects is a crucial but challenging task in complex multi-component solutions commonly encountered in environmental, chemical, biological, and medical sensing applications. Here we present a simple nanoplasmonic interferometric sensor platform that can differentiate the adsorption of a thin protein layer on the sensor surface (surface effects) from bulk refractive index changes (interfering background effects) at a single sensing spot, exploiting the different penetration depths of multiple propagating surface plasmon polaritons excited in the ring-hole nanostructures. A monolayer of bovine serum albumin (BSA) molecules with an effective thickness of 1.91nm is detected and differentiated from a 10-3 change in the bulk refractive index unit of the solution. The noise level of the retrieved real-time sensor output compares favorably with traditional prism-based surface plasmon resonance sensors, but is achieved using a sign...

Zeng, Beibei; Bartoli, Filbert J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Neural Networks for Solving Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations  

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We present a method to solve initial and boundary value problems using artificial neural networks. A trial solution of the differential equation is written as a sum of two parts. The first part satisfies the boundary (or initial) conditions and contains no adjustable parameters. The second part is constructed so as not to affect the boundary conditions. This part involves a feedforward neural network, containing adjustable parameters (the weights). Hence by construction the boundary conditions are satisfied and the network is trained to satisfy the differential equation. The applicability of this approach ranges from single ODE's, to systems of coupled ODE's and also to PDE's. In this article we illustrate the method by solving a variety of model problems and present comparisons with finite elements for several cases of partial differential equations.

I. E. Lagaris; A. Likas; D. I. Fotiadis

1997-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential-ground-motion array at Hollister Municipal Airport, California  

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This report describes the differential array of seismometers recently installed at the Hollister, California, Municipal Airport. Such an array of relatively closely spaced seismometers has already been installed in El Centro and provided useful information for both engineering and seismological applications from the 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake. Differential ground motions, principally due to horizontally propagating surface waves, are important in determining the stresses in such extended structures as large mat foundations for nuclear power stations, dams, bridges and pipelines. Further, analyses of the records of the 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake from the differential array have demonstrated the utility of short-baseline array data in tracking the progress of the rupture wave front of an earthquake. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Bycroft, G.N.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z