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Evaluating Steam Trap Performance  

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~LmT " TRIf' 1 TRIf' 2 Figure 2 It has become common practice for engineers to oversize steam traps and place more emphasis on first cost than on maintenance cost and operating 766 3 4 ESL-IE-86-06-126 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial...EVALUATING STEAM TRAP PERFORMANCE Noel Y Fuller, P.E. Holston Defense Corporation Kingsport, Tennessee ABSTRACT Laboratory tests were conducted on several types of steam traps at Holston Defense Corporation in Kingsport, Tennessee. Data...

Fuller, N. Y.

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Full Useful Life (120,000 miles) Exhaust Emission Performance...  

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

Full Useful Life (120,000 miles) Exhaust Emission Performance of a NOx Adsorber and Diesel Particle Filter Equipped Passenger Car and Medium-Duty Engine in Conjunction with...

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Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan  

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Support Contract FY15 Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan Printed on: December 30, 2014 Mission Support Contract Section J - November 2014 Contract No. DE-AC06-09RL14728...

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Solar Two Performance Evaluation Methodology  

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Solar Two is a 10-MWe prototype central-receiver plant east of Barstow, California. Solar Two, which is sponsored by a consortium of utilities and industry in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, began regular electricity production in February 1997. The objective of Solar Two's performance evaluation activity is to understand the plant's performance and to use the evaluation information for the following purposes: optimize plant performance, extrapolate Solar Two's performance to general performance of molten-salt central-receiver technology, and recommend revisions to predictive models and engineering design methods for Solar Two and future-generation molten-salt central-receiver technology. The primary aspect of the performance evaluation is the lost-electricity analysis. This analysis compares the actual generation with the generation predicted by the Solar Two model. (SOLERGY, a computer program designed by Sandia National Laboratories to simulate the operation and power output of a solar central-receiver power plant is the code used to model Solar Two.) The difference between the predicted and the actual generation (i.e., the lost electricity) is broken down into the different efficiency and availability categories responsible for the loss. Having the losses broken down by system and in terms of electricity is useful for understanding and improving the plant's performance; it provides a tool for determining the best operating procedures for plant performance and the allocation of operation and maintenance resources for the best performance payback.

Mary Jane Hale

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Performance of Full-Scale Prototype Quadrupole Magnets for the SSC  

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Preliminary Study of the Mechanical Performance of SSCDOCUMENT IS UNLIMITED fr MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF FULL-instrumentation to monitor the mechanical performance of the

Cortella, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating baseball bat performance L. V. Smith  

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Evaluating baseball bat performance L. V. Smith School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering address: L. V. Smith, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman

Smith, Lloyd V.

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H.__ PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (a) The determination of performance-based fee earned shall be based upon a Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP), which includes the performance criteria for earning performance-based fee and the distribution of performance-based fee as provided in paragraph (d) below. The PEMP will be unilaterally established by the Government. A copy of the plan shall be provided to the Contractor with approval of the Contract Baseline. Both the PEMP and the approved Contract Baseline are hereby incorporated by reference. (b) Key performance commitments proposed by the Contractor and accepted by the Government are incorporated into Section H clause entitled "Performance Requirements" and will be included in the performance criteria in the PEMP.

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INTEGRATED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE EVALUATION  

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This document describes the results of an evaluation of the current Integrated Water Treatment System (IWTS) operation against design performance and a determination of short term and long term actions recommended to sustain IWTS performance.

SEXTON RA; MEEUWSEN WE

2009-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of solar pond performance  

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The City of Miamisburg, Ohio, constructed during 1978 a large, salt-gradient solar pond as part of its community park development project. The thermal energy stored in the pond is being used to heat an outdoor swimming pool in the summer and an adjacent recreational building during part of the winter. This solar pond, which occupies an area of 2020 m/sup 2/ (22,000 sq. ft.), was designed from experience obtained at smaller research ponds located at Ohio State University, the University of New Mexico and similar ponds operated in Israel. During the summer of 1979, the initial heat (40,000 kWh, 136 million Btu) was withdrawn from the solar pond to heat the outdoor swimming pool. All of the data collection systems were installed and functioned as designed so that operational data were obtained. The observed performance of the pond was compared with several of the predicted models for this type of pond. (MHR)

Wittenberg, L.J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of mixed model assembly lines  

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Performance evaluation for a Mixed Model Assembly Line Balancing Problem is complicated as a multitude of factors affect operational objectives while the objectives themselves can not be represented easily. This paper reports a study of the effect of four factors namely number of workstations, number of models, demand pattern and stochastic variability of task times on performance measures used for representing the operational objectives. Analysis of Variance and Signal to Noise (S/N) ratio have been used to evaluate the ability of performance measures in representing the operational objectives and to identify the impact of the factors/interactions on the behaviour of performance measures.

Jonnalagedda V.L. Venkatesh; Balaji M. Dabade

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF PILOT PERFORMANCE-BASED  

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...................................................................................................................................5 History of the Energy Commission's PBI Program and Its DevelopmentCALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF PILOT PERFORMANCE-BASED INCENTIVE PROGRAM STAFFREPORT SEPTEMBER 2007 CEC-300-2007-011 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor #12;CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

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Chapter 8 Performance Evaluations 8.01 Performance Evaluations for Classified Employees  

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, plan future job changes, and identify employee development objectives. Appendix 8-A shows the standard employment with the UW-Madison, performance on the job will be reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis for each employee. Ideally the performance review and evaluation is a summary of the overall performance

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Cumulative (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of multiagent systems: communication criterion  

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Many MultiAgent Systems (MAS) have been developed in various application domains such as computer networks, Internet, industrial applications, automation, process control, air traffic, robotic, simulation, etc. In spite of the rapid growth of the international ... Keywords: communication, graph theory, measurement, methodology, multiagent systems, performance evaluation

Faten Ben Hmida; Wided Lejouad Chaari; Moncef Tagina

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: Development and Performance Evaluation of High...  

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

Development and Performance Evaluation of High Temperature Concrete for Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Power Generation Project Profile: Development and Performance Evaluation of...

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EVALUATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS FOR  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EVALUATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS Environmental Sustainability: Performance Measures and Influential Factors for OECD-Member Countries featuring reviews five studies that evaluate national environmental sustainability with composite indices; performs

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Performance evaluation of bound diamond ring tools  

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LLNL is collaborating with the Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM) and the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) to optimize bound diamond ring tools for the spherical generation of high quality optical surfaces. An important element of this work is establishing an experimentally-verified link between tooling properties and workpiece quality indicators such as roughness, subsurface damage and removal rate. In this paper, we report on a standardized methodology for assessing ring tool performance and its preliminary application to a set of commercially-available wheels. Our goals are to (1) assist optics manufacturers (users of the ring tools) in evaluating tools and in assessing their applicability for a given operation, and (2) provide performance feedback to wheel manufacturers to help optimize tooling for the optics industry. Our paper includes measurements of wheel performance for three 2-4 micron diamond bronze-bond wheels that were supplied by different manufacturers to nominally- identical specifications. Preliminary data suggests that the difference in performance levels among the wheels were small.

Piscotty, M.A.; Taylor, J.S.; Blaedel, K.L.

1995-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Evaluation of Seismic Levee Performance using Field Performance Data  

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Level Evaluation for River Flood Control Levees and itslevel evaluation for river flood control levees and itsand Blöschl, G. , 2004. Flood risk assessment and associated

Kwak, Dong Youp

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Support January 2004 Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing More Documents & Publications Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing

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Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing More Documents & Publications Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing Final Report - Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical

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Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing More Documents & Publications Phase II: Performance Evaluation of Permeable Reactive Barriers and Potential for Rejuvenation by Chemical Flushing Final Report - Rejuvenating Permeable Reactive Barriers by Chemical Flushing, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Support

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Prototype performance studies of a Full Mesh ATCA-based General Purpose Data Processing Board  

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High luminosity conditions at the LHC pose many unique challenges for potential silicon based track trigger systems. One of the major challenges is data formatting, where hits from thousands of silicon modules must first be shared and organized into overlapping eta-phi trigger towers. Communication between nodes requires high bandwidth, low latency, and flexible real time data sharing, for which a full mesh backplane is a natural solution. A custom Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture data processing board is designed with the goal of creating a scalable architecture abundant in flexible, non-blocking, high bandwidth board to board communication channels while keeping the design as simple as possible. We have performed the first prototype board testing and our first attempt at designing the prototype system has proven to be successful. Leveraging the experience we gained through designing, building and testing the prototype board system we are in the final stages of laying out the next generation board, which will be used in the ATLAS Level-2 Fast TracKer as Data Formatter, as well as in the CMS Level-1 tracking trigger R&D for early technical demonstrations.

Yasuyuki Okumura; Jamieson Olsen; Tiehui Ted Liu; Hang Yin

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Design for, and Evaluation of Life Cycle Performance  

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?. DESIGN FOR, AND EVALUATION OF LIFE CYCLE PERFORMANCE David J. Ahner Eldon W. Hall GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK ABSTRACT EQUIPMENT DEGRADATION Project evaluation necessarily requires performance estimates over..., operating procedures, equipment availabilities, etc. This paper discusses the general nature, and the ther mal interaction of power plant components as individual equipment degradation occurs, describing overall plant performance trends and quant...

Ahner, D. J.; Hall, E. W.

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Fiscal year 1998 Battelle performance evaluation agreement revision 1  

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Fiscal Year 1998 represents the second full year utilizing a results-oriented, performance-based contract. This document describes the critical outcomes, objectives, performance indicators, expected levels of performance, and the basis for the evaluation of the Contractors performance for the period October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998, as required by Articles entitled Use of Objective Standards of Performance, Self Assessment and Performance Evaluation and Critical Outcomes Review of the Contract DE-AC08-76RLO1830. In partnership with the Contractor and other key customers, the Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office has defined six critical outcomes that same as the core for the Contractors performance evaluation. The Contractor also utilizes these outcomes as a basis for overall management of the Laboratory. As stated above six critical outcomes have been established for FY 1998. These outcomes are based on the following needs identified by DOE-HQ, RL and other customers of the Laboratory. Our Energy Research customer desires relevant, quality and cost effective science. Our Environmental Management customer wants technology developed, demonstrated, and deployed to solve environmental cleanup issues. To ensure the diversification and viability of the Laboratory as a National asset, RL and HQ alike want to increase the Science and Technical contributions of PNNL related to its core capabilities. RL wants improved leadership/management, cost-effective operations, and maintenance of a work environment, which fosters innovative thinking and high morale. RL and HQ alike desire compliance with environment, safety and health (ES and H) standards and disciplined conduct of operations for protection of the worker, environment, and the public, As with all of Hanford, DOE expects contribution of the Laboratory to the economic development of the Tri-Cities community, and the region, to build a new local economy that is less reliant on the Hanford mission, as well as enhancing the status of the Laboratory as a valued corporate citizen of the Northwest Region. The Critical Outcome system focuses all of these customer desires into specific objectives and performance indicators, with supporting measures to track and foster continued improvement in meeting the needs (outcomes) of the Laboratory's customers.

DAVIS, T.L.

1998-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Surveillance Systems Under Varying Conditions  

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/outdoor, different weather conditions (precipitation, wind, and brightness), different cameras of metrics. Visualization of the performance results has proven critical for understanding the weaknesses, as the weather varies, the seasons change, and the daily events unfold. Performance evaluation of automatic

Senior, Andrew

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Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Research Projects » Commercial Building Research Projects » Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation The Building Technologies Office (BTO) uses performance metrics to standardize the measurement and characterization of energy performance in commercial buildings. These metrics help inform the effectiveness of energy efficiency measures in existing buildings and highlight opportunities to improve performance. Various tiers of metrics are available for different users. Performance Metrics Objectives Performance metrics deal with building energy consumption and on-site energy production. To be useful, industry must agree on standard definitions for these metrics and share consistent procedures for collecting and reporting data as well as ensuring data quality.

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Performance evaluation of synthetically lined landfills  

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Landfill design and performance standards for new facilities frequently require the use of geomembrane composite and double liners. Performance data from synthetically lined landfill sites have not been widely available. This report presents data obtained by monitoring three recently constructed synthetically lined landfill sites. Quantities of leachate removed by the primary and secondary collection systems from these landfills were tabulated. The data show that properly designed and constructed synthetic landfill liners provide effective containment of leachate. The environmental protection provided by synthetic liners is equivalent or superior to that of typical clay-lined facilities.

Maule, J. [Champion International Corp., Norway, MI (United States); Lowe, R.K. [STS Consultants Ltd., Green Bay, WI (United States); McCulloch, J.L. [Cross Pointe Paper Co., Park Falls, WI (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractionalized exergy for evaluating research performance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The approach based on “thermodynamic” considerations that can quantify research performance using an exergy term defined as X = iC, where i is the impact and C is the number of citations is now extended to cases where fractionalized counting ... Keywords: author productivity, citation analysis, impact factor, scientometrics

Gangan Prathap

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Performance of a Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck System  

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are experimentally and analytically investigated to assess the structural performance. Experimental loaddeformation behavior for factored AASHTO LRFD design load limits is examined followed by the collapse capacity of the panel-to-panel seam that exists in the system...

Mander, Thomas

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA Strategic Performance Evaluation Plan (PEP) FOR  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Management and Operation of the Management and Operation of the Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC Contract Number: DE-ACOS-OOOR22800 Performance period: October 01, 2012 through September 30, 2013 . Spencer Date President and General Manager Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC jO/~ nag , Contracts & Special Initiatives ck & Wilcox Technical Services Y -12, LLC National Nuclear Security Administration INTRODUCTION Y-12 National Security Complex is managed by Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC, herein referenced as "Contractor", for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Contract, and Clause 1.154 DEAR 970.5215-1 Total Available Fee: Base Fee Amount and Performance

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Diagnostics and performance evaluation of multikilohertz capacitors  

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The observed performance of nanofarad polypropylene-silicone oil, mica paper, and polytetrafluoroethylene-silicone oil capacitors discharged in a 100-ns, 1-kA pulse with a pulse repetition frequency of 1 kHz is presented. The test facility circuit, diagnostic parameters, and the preliminary test schedule are outlined as a basis for discussion of the observed failure locations and proposed failure mechanisms. Most of the test data and discussion presented involves the polypropylene-silicone oil units.

McDuff, G.; Nunnally, W.C.; Rust, K.; Sarjeant, J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of defense-waste glass produced by full-scale vitrification equipment  

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Three full-scale vitrification processes at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory produced over 67,000 kg of simulated nuclear-waste glass from March 1979 to August 1980. Samples were analyzed to monitor process operation and evaluate the resulting glass product. These processes are: Spray Calciner/In-Can Melter (SC/ICM); Spray Calciner/Calcine-Fed Ceramic Melter (SC/CFCM); and Liquid-Fed Ceramic Melter (LFCM). Waste components in the process feed varied less than +- 10%. The SC/ICM and SC/CFCM which use separate waste and frit feed systems showed larger glass compositional variation than the LFCM, which processed only premixed feed during this period. The SC/ICM and SC/CFCM product contained significant amounts of acmite crystals, while the LFCM product was largely amorphous. In addition, the lower portion of all SC/ICM-filled canisters contained a zone rich in waste components. A product chemical durability as determined by pH4 and soxhlet leach tests varied considerably. Aside from increased durability under pH4 conditions with decreasing waste content, glass composition, microstructure and melting process did not correlate with glass durability. For all samples analyzed, the weight loss under pH4 conditions ranged from 17.7 to 85.2 wt %. Soxhlet conditions produced weight losses from 1.78 to 3.56 wt %.

Lukacs, J.M.; Petkus, L.L.; Mellinger, G.B.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental performance evaluation of aerogel glazing systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Energy savings for heating, air conditioning and illuminating plants could be improved by innovative Transparent Insulation Materials (TIMs), which aim to optimize two opposite requirements: transparency and thermal insulation. Aerogel is one of the most promising materials for use in highly energy-efficient windows: in addition to the low thermal conductivity (down to 0.010 W/(m K) in evacuated conditions), a high solar energy and daylight transmittance is achieved. Eight samples were manufactured, by assembling several types of glass with monolithic and granular aerogel in the interspace. U-values slightly higher than 1 W/m2 K were obtained for all the samples. The monolithic aerogel introduced a better light transmittance (?v = 0.60) than granular one (?v = 0.27), while U-values were comparable in non-evacuated conditions. With respect to a conventional window (double glazing with a low-e layer), 55% reduction in heat losses was achieved by monolithic aerogel, with only a 25% reduction in light transmittance; for the granular systems, the reduction was about 25% in heat losses, but 66% in light transmission. In order to evaluate the aerogel employing in buildings, a prototype of an aluminum frame window with granular aerogel in interspace was realized. Thermal and acoustic properties of the prototype were evaluated according to the standards. The thermal transmittance of the innovative glazing system was little lower than 1 W/(m2 K) and it showed also good acoustic properties: the Rw index was 3 dB higher than the one of a conventional window with air in interspace.

C. Buratti; E. Moretti

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation Erich Strohmaier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

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Computer Science & Computer Science & Performance Evaluation Erich Strohmaier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Large Scale Computing and Storage Requirements for Advanced Scientific Computing Research ASCR / NERSC Workshop January 5-6, 2011 Some Current Projects * UPC, CAF and Titanium - And hybrids of these with others (MPI) * Performance Characterization and Benchmarking of HPC Systems (Apex-MAP) - Synthetic parameterized performance probes * The Performance Engineering Research Institute (PERI) - Application centric performance engineering * Developing and optimizing new algorithms - Cache - Math/CS Institute * (Evaluation of) of new and of hybrid programming models * Various other benchmarking, auto-tuning, and application optimization studies

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TEAPOT: A Toolset for Evaluating Performance, Power and Image Quality on Mobile Graphics Systems  

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TEAPOT: A Toolset for Evaluating Performance, Power and Image Quality on Mobile Graphics Systems present TEAPOT, a full system GPU sim- ulator, whose goal is to allow the evaluation of the GPUs metrics. Unlike prior GPU simulators, TEAPOT supports the OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 API, so that it can simulate

Parcerisa, Joan-Manuel

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Evaluating Parameter Sweep Workflows in High Performance Computing*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Evaluating Parameter Sweep Workflows in High Performance Computing* Fernando Chirigati1,# , VĂ­tor a large amount of tasks that are submitted to High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. Different, Parameter Sweep, High Performance Computing (HPC) 1. INTRODUCTION1 # Many scientific experiments are based

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Radiant Barrier Insulation Performance in Full Scale Attics with Soffit and Ridge Venting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in an attic. Figure 1 shows the methods used to install the foil for the tests reviewed. In a brief review all of the characteristics, results and differences of the tests cannot be discussed. Other than the ORNL Karns house tests, there have been no full... that had natural ventilation rates, (ORNL and TVA) used soffit and gable venting and did not measure the ventilation rate. The other experimenters used forced ventilation and approximated either gable/gable or soffit/ridge venting. Since the roof deck...

Ober, D. G.; Volckhausen, T. W.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-temperature spray ponds: performance evaluation and prediction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LOW-TEMPERATURE SPRAY PONDS: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND PREDICTION A Thesis by PHILIP DWAN KERIG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May... 1980 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering LOW-TEMPERATURE SPRAY PONDS: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND PREDICTION A Thesis by PHILIP DWAN KERIG Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Member) (Member) (Hea...

Kerig, Philip Dwan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation des performances des protocoles de routage Ad hoc  

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Evaluation des performances des protocoles de routage Ad hoc Abdelali Boushaba1 , Mohammed Oumsis2 quatre protocoles de routage Ad hoc: DSR, AODV, OLSR et DSDV et d'autre part, d'examiner l'impact de la'activité. Mots-clés--Réseaux mobiles Ad hoc; DSR; AODV; DSDV; OLSR; évaluation des performances; simulation, NS-2

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TEMPORAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTROL ARCHITECTURE IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Pascal Meunier, Bruno systems are strongly linked to the performances of their control architecture. These architectures are the merger of a hardware structure ­ industrial computers and logic controllers connected to networks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evaluating post-occupancy performance : Daylighting The New York Times  

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Evaluating post-occupancy performance Evaluating post-occupancy performance Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Evaluating post-occupancy performance "We aggressively pursued innovative designs to improve the quality of the workplace for our employees and to reduce energy use and other operating costs of our facility. The outcomes of this study confirm that we were successful. More importantly, our hope is that the energy efficient measures and designs documented in this independent study may inspire other companies' workplace designs." - Angelo Salvatore, Executive Director of Building Operations, The Times Company.

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Data evaluation of full-scale wastewater treatment plants by mass balance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Measured data of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) often contains errors. These errors can prohibit the use of WWTP data for process evaluation, process design, benchmarking or modelling purposes. In this paper a practical stepwise methodology is presented to check WWTP data using mass balances. The presented results show that poor WWTP data quality leads to large errors when calculating key operational conditions such as the solids retention time (SRT), oxygen consumption (OC) and the different internal conversions rates. By improving WWTP data quality using mass balance calculations useful new information becomes available for process evaluation, \\{WWTPs\\} design and benchmarking.

S. Puig; M.C.M. van Loosdrecht; J. Colprim; S.C.F. Meijer

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of BPM System in SSRF Using PCA Method  

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The beam position monitor (BPM) system is of most importance in a light source. The capability of the BPM depends on the resolution of the system. The traditional standard deviation on the raw data method merely gives the upper limit of the resolution. Principal component analysis (PCA) had been introduced in the accelerator physics and it could be used to get rid of the actual signals. Beam related informations were extracted before the evaluation of the BPM performance. A series of studies had been made in Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) and PCA was proved as an effective and robust method in the performance evaluations of our BPM system.

Chen, Zhichu; Yan, Yingbing; Yuan, Renxian; Lai, Longwei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Gen2 - 2013 (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Gen 2 - Cumulative (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - 1st Quarter 2014 (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Navistar eStar Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Cumulative (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Navistar will build and deploy all-electric medium-duty trucks. The trucks will be deployed in diverse climates across the country.

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2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Latency, Occupancy, and Bandwidth in DSM Multiprocessors: A Performance Evaluation  

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Latency, Occupancy, and Bandwidth in DSM Multiprocessors: A Performance Evaluation Mainak Chaudhuri in the communication architecture of a DSM multiprocessor offers advantages in cost and design time, the impact modeling, and experiments on a flexible DSM prototype, using a range of parallel applications. We adapt

Heinrich, Mark

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U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Performance Evaluation  

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Addendum A Addendum A U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Performance Evaluation Fiscal Year 2005 The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act nuclear fuel and defense high-level radioactive waste. The Act also estab lished the U.S. Nuclear Waste

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Techno-economic Performance Evaluation of Compressed Air  

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PNNL-22235 Techno-economic Performance Evaluation of Compressed Air Energy Storage in the Pacific of Compressed Air Energy Storage in the Pacific Northwest BP McGrail JE Cabe CL Davidson FS Knudsen DH Bacon MD air energy storage (CAES) in the unique geologic setting of inland Washington and Oregon. The basic

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Directional Routing over Orthogonal Lines: A Performance Evaluation  

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Directional Routing over Orthogonal Lines: A Performance Evaluation Invited Paper Bow-Nan Cheng of Nevada - Reno yuksem@cse.unr.edu Shivkumar Kalyanaraman ECSE Department Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute lines orthogonal to each other at each node, it is possible to provide over 98% connectivity while

Yuksel, Murat

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EVALUATION OF THE FINAL REPORT: WASTE PACKAGE MATERIALS PERFORMANCE PEER  

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EVALUATION OF THE FINAL REPORT: WASTE EVALUATION OF THE FINAL REPORT: WASTE PACKAGE MATERIALS PERFORMANCE PEER REVIEW PANEL B00000000-01717-5700-00005 REV 00 August 2002 This document is not an official copy and is for informational purposes only. QA: QA B00000000-01717-5700-00005 REV 00 August 2002 Evaluation of the Final Report: Waste Package Materials Performance Peer Review Panel Prepared by: Jack N. Bailey, Jack D. Cloud, Thomas E. Rodgers, and Tammy S.E. Summers Prepared for: U.S. Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office P.O. Box 364629 North Las Vegas, Nevada 89036-8629 Prepared by: Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC 1180 Town Center Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 89144 Under Contract Number DE-AC28-01RW12101 Disclaimer Signature Page Change History Acknowledgments

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Resilient Plant Monitoring System: Design, Analysis, and Performance Evaluation  

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Resilient monitoring systems are sensor networks that degrade gracefully under malicious attacks on their sensors, causing them to project misleading information. The goal of this paper is to design, analyze, and evaluate the performance of a resilient monitoring system intended to monitor plant conditions (normal or anomalous). The architecture developed consists of four layers: data quality assessment, process variable assessment, plant condition assessment, and sensor network adaptation. Each of these layers is analyzed by either analytical or numerical tools, and the performance of the overall system is evaluated using simulations. The measure of resiliency of the resulting system is evaluated using Kullback Leibler divergence, and is shown to be sufficiently high in all scenarios considered.

Humberto E. Garcia; Wen-Chiao Lin; Semyon M. Meerkov; Maruthi T. Ravichandran

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Analysis of Photovoltaic System Energy Performance Evaluation Method  

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Documentation of the energy yield of a large photovoltaic (PV) system over a substantial period can be useful to measure a performance guarantee, as an assessment of the health of the system, for verification of a performance model to then be applied to a new system, or for a variety of other purposes. Although the measurement of this performance metric might appear to be straight forward, there are a number of subtleties associated with variations in weather and imperfect data collection that complicate the determination and data analysis. A performance assessment is most valuable when it is completed with a very low uncertainty and when the subtleties are systematically addressed, yet currently no standard exists to guide this process. This report summarizes a draft methodology for an Energy Performance Evaluation Method, the philosophy behind the draft method, and the lessons that were learned by implementing the method.

Kurtz, S.; Newmiller, J.; Kimber, A.; Flottemesch, R.; Riley, E.; Dierauf, T.; McKee, J.; Krishnani, P.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Residential Integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters  

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Performance Performance Evaluation of Residential Integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters B. Sparn, K. Hudon, and D. Christensen Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52635 September 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Residential Integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters B. Sparn, K. Hudon, and D. Christensen Prepared under Task Nos. WTN9.1000, ARRB.2204 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52635 September 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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The Laboratory Performance Appraisal Process and Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan Preparation Guidance  

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0136 0136 Contract No. DE-AC02-09CH11466 Section J - Appendix B J-B-1 ATTACHMENT J.2 APPENDIX B PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2014 Applicable to the Operation of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory A Department of Energy National Laboratory Contract No. DE-AC02-09CH11466 Modification No.0136 Contract No. DE-AC02-09CH11466 Section J - Appendix B J-B-2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page No. INTRODUCTION J-B-5 I. DETERMINING THE CONTRACTOR'S PERFORMANCE RATING AND PERFORMANCE-BASED FEE AND AWARD TERM ELIGIBILITY (as applicable) J-B-5 Performance Evaluation Methodology J-B-6 Calculating Individual Goal Scores and Letter Grade J-B-8 Determining the Amount of Performance-Based Fee Earned J-B-8

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Using Weibull Distribution Analysis to Evaluate ALARA Performance  

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As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) is the underlying principle for protecting nuclear workers from potential health outcomes related to occupational radiation exposure. Radiation protection performance is currently evaluated by measures such as collective dose and average measurable dose, which do not indicate ALARA performance. The purpose of this work is to show how statistical modeling of individual doses using the Weibull distribution can provide objective supplemental performance indicators for comparing ALARA implementation among sites and for insights into ALARA practices within a site. Maximum likelihood methods were employed to estimate the Weibull shape and scale parameters used for performance indicators. The shape parameter reflects the effectiveness of maximizing the number of workers receiving lower doses and is represented as the slope of the fitted line on a Weibull probability plot. Additional performance indicators derived from the model parameters include the 99th percentile and the exceedance fraction. When grouping sites by collective total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) and ranking by 99th percentile with confidence intervals, differences in performance among sites can be readily identified. Applying this methodology will enable more efficient and complete evaluation of the effectiveness of ALARA implementation.

E. L. Frome, J. P. Watkins, and D. A. Hagemeyer

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Twin-tailed fail-over for fileservers maintaining full performance in the presence of a failure  

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A method for maintaining full performance of a file system in the presence of a failure is provided. The file system having N storage devices, where N is an integer greater than zero and N primary file servers where each file server is operatively connected to a corresponding storage device for accessing files therein. The file system further having a secondary file server operatively connected to at least one of the N storage devices. The method including: switching the connection of one of the N storage devices to the secondary file server upon a failure of one of the N primary file servers; and switching the connections of one or more of the remaining storage devices to a primary file server other than the failed file server as necessary so as to prevent a loss in performance and to provide each storage device with an operating file server.

Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY); Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Mount Kisco, NY)

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced performance evaluation Sample...  

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) AWARD FEE PLAN (AFP)  

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- March 2013 Page 1 - March 2013 Page 1 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) AWARD FEE PLAN (AFP) 1 OCTOBER 2012 through 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 Contract No. DE- EM-0001971 I. INTRODUCTION This Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP) provides a standard process for development, administration, and coordination of all phases of the fee determination process consistent with Section B.2 of the subject contract. Fee determinations are not subject to the Disputes Clause of the contract. II. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND DUTIES The following organizational structure is established for administering the fee provisions of the contract. A. Roles and Responsibilities 1. Fee Determination Official (FDO) - The Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) has appointed the CBFO Manager as the FDO. The FDO

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Maintenance personnel performance simulation (MAPPS) model: overview and evaluation efforts  

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The development of the MAPPS model has been completed and the model is currently undergoing evaluation. These efforts are addressing a number of identified issues concerning practicality, acceptability, usefulness, and validity. Preliminary analysis of the evaluation data that has been collected indicates that MAPPS will provide comprehensive and reliable data for PRA purposes and for a number of other applications. The MAPPS computer simulation model provides the user with a sophisticated tool for gaining insights into tasks performed by NPP maintenance personnel. Its wide variety of input parameters and output data makes it extremely flexible for application to a number of diverse applications. With the demonstration of favorable model evaluation results, the MAPPS model will represent a valuable source of NPP maintainer reliability data and provide PRA studies with a source of data on maintainers that has previously not existed.

Knee, H.E.; Haas, P.M.; Siegel, A.I.; Bartter, W.D.; Wolf, J.J.; Ryan, T.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Next Intelligent Systems  

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Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems presents research dedicated to the subject of performance evaluation and benchmarking of intelligent systems by drawing from the experiences and insights of leading experts gained both through theoretical development and practical implementation of intelligent systems in a variety of diverse application domains. This contributed volume offers a detailed and coherent picture of state-of-the-art, recent developments, and further research areas in intelligent systems. The chapters cover a broad range of applications, such as assistive robotics, planetary surveying, urban search and rescue, and line tracking for automotive assembly. Subsystems or components described in this book include human-robot interaction, multi-robot coordination, communications, perception, and mapping. Chapters are also devoted to simulation support and open source software for cognitive platforms, providing examples of the type of enabling underlying technologies that can help intelligent systems to propagate and increase in capabilities. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems serves as a professional reference for researchers and practitioners in the field. This book is also applicable to advanced courses for graduate level students and robotics professionals in a wide range of engineering and related disciplines including computer science, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and service robotics.

del Pobil, Angel [Jaume-I University; Madhavan, Raj [ORNL; Bonsignorio, Fabio [Heron Robots, Italy

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Experimental Evaluation of Installed Cooking Exhaust Fan Performance  

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Experimental Evaluation of Installed Cooking Exhaust Fan Performance Experimental Evaluation of Installed Cooking Exhaust Fan Performance Title Experimental Evaluation of Installed Cooking Exhaust Fan Performance Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4183E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Singer, Brett C., William W. Delp, and Michael G. Apte Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords airflow & pollutant transport group, cooktop, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, gas burners, indoor air quality, indoor environment department, kitchen, nitrogen dioxide, oven, pollutant emissions, range hood, residential, source control, task ventilation, technology, sustainability and impact assessment group Abstract The installed performance of cooking exhaust fans was evaluated through residential field experiments conducted on a sample of 15 devices varying in design and other characteristics. The sample included two rear downdraft systems, two under-cabinet microwave over range (MOR) units, three different installations of an under-cabinet model with grease screens across the bottom and no capture hood, two devices with grease screens covering the bottom of a large capture hood (one under-cabinet, one wall-mount chimney), four under-cabinet open hoods, and two open hoods with chimney mounts over islands. Performance assessment included measurement of airflow and sound levels across fan settings and experiments to quantify the contemporaneous capture efficiency for the exhaust generated by natural gas cooking burners. Capture efficiency is defined as the fraction of generated pollutants that are removed through the exhaust and thus not available for inhalation of household occupants. Capture efficiency (CE) was assessed for various configurations of burner use (e.g. single front, single back, combination of one front and one back, oven) and fan speed setting. Measured airflow rates were substantially lower than the levels noted in product literature for many of the units. This shortfall was observed for several units costing in excess of $1000. Capture efficiency varied widely (from <5% to roughly 100%) across devices and across conditions for some devices. As expected, higher capture efficiencies were achieved with higher fan settings and the associated higher air flow rates. In most cases, capture efficiencies were substantially higher for rear burners than for front burners. The best and most consistent performance was observed for open hoods that covered all cooktop burners and operated at higher airflow rates. The lowest capture efficiencies were measured when a front burner was used with a rear backdraft system or with lowest fan setting for above the range systems that do not cover the front burners.

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Implementation and Evaluation of the Virtual Fields Method: Determining Constitutive Model Parameters From Full-Field Deformation Data.  

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The Virtual Fields Method (VFM) is an inverse method for constitutive model parameter identication that relies on full-eld experimental measurements of displacements. VFM is an alternative to standard approaches that require several experiments of simple geometries to calibrate a constitutive model. VFM is one of several techniques that use full-eld exper- imental data, including Finite Element Method Updating (FEMU) techniques, but VFM is computationally fast, not requiring iterative FEM analyses. This report describes the im- plementation and evaluation of VFM primarily for nite-deformation plasticity constitutive models. VFM was successfully implemented in MATLAB and evaluated using simulated FEM data that included representative experimental noise found in the Digital Image Cor- relation (DIC) optical technique that provides full-eld displacement measurements. VFM was able to identify constitutive model parameters for the BCJ plasticity model even in the presence of simulated DIC noise, demonstrating VFM as a viable alternative inverse method. Further research is required before VFM can be adopted as a standard method for constitu- tive model parameter identication, but this study is a foundation for ongoing research at Sandia for improving constitutive model calibration.

Kramer, Sharlotte Lorraine Bolyard; Scherzinger, William M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Advanced Heliostat Reflective Facets on Cost and Performance  

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Abstract Heliostat reflective facets have traditionally been constructed with glass/silver and metal back support, which may be near reaching its minimum cost point. During the past year, Sandia National Laboratories evaluated alternative low-cost materials and manufacturing methods to construct facets with the goal of reducing current facet cost by at least 25% while maintaining surface slope errors of 1 milli-radians RMS or below. Several companies developed prototype facet samples, which were optically evaluated at Sandia and compared to baseline facet samples using a proposed cost-to-performance metric. A cost-performance metric for comparing facets was developed by modeling and optimizing the hypothetical SunShot 200 \\{MWe\\} power tower plant scenario in DELSOL, a computer code for system-level modeling of power tower systems. We varied the slope error on the facets and adjusted the cost on the facets to maintain a constant plant levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The result of these models provided a chart of the facet optical performance and the allowable facet cost for a constant plant LCOE. The size of the prototype facet samples ranged from 1.4 to 3 m2. The measured optical slope errors were between 1 and 2 milli- radians RMS when compared to a flat mirror design shape. Despite slope errors greater than 1 milli-radians RMS, some of the prototype samples met the cost goals for this project using the cost-performance metric. Next steps are to work with the companies to improve the manufacturing processes and further reduce the cost and improve on the optical performance to reach Department of Energy SunShot goal of $75/m2 for heliostats.

J. Yellowhair; C.E. Andraka

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnostics and performance evaluation of neutron monitoring system detectors  

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Neutron monitoring detectors used in Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) power range monitoring control systems are typically miniature fission chambers that remain in the core for many years. Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) also utilize movable miniature fission chambers for neutron flux mapping during power operations. The baseline performance of the detectors must be established at the time of installation and retested periodically during the life of the detector to evaluate its suitability for continued use. This paper reports on the characteristics that the power range detectors typically exhibit at the beginning of life and describes the normal changes in characteristics that are expected to occur as the detector ages in the in-core environment. Deviations from the normal aging effects that may be revealed through periodic testing are described. Possible root causes for some deviations from the expected performance are discussed. In addition to the power range monitoring detectors, the neutron monitoring system also utilizes other fission chambers for source range or intermediate range neutron monitoring during startup, and neutron or gamma detectors for periodic sensitivity re-calibration of the power range monitoring detectors. Each of the detectors has function specific requirements that call for additional diagnostic testing methods to evaluate performance. Diagnostic tests such as Time Domain Reflectometry and Current vs. Voltage (IV) characterization provide useful information about the condition of the detector and the signal path that links the detector to the reactor monitoring and control system. Typical test results of properly functioning detectors are described and the significance of deviations from a normal result is discussed. (authors)

Kniss, T.; Doyle, J. [GE Energy, 8499 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation Of An Irradiation Facility Using An Electron Accelerator  

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Irradiation parameters over a period of seven years have been evaluated for a radiation processing electron accelerator facility. The parameters monitored during this time were the electron beam energy, linearity of beam current, linearity of dose with the reciprocal value of the samples speed, and dose uniformity along the scanning area after a maintenance audit performed by the electron accelerator manufacturer. The electron energy was determined from the depth-dose curve by using a two piece aluminum wedge and measuring the practical range from the obtained curves. The linearity of dose with beam current, and reciprocal value of the speed and dose uniformity along the scanning area of the electron beam were determined by measuring the dose under different beam current and cart conveyor speed conditions using film dosimetry. The results of the experiments have shown that the energy in the range from 1 to 5 MeV has not changed by more than 15% from the High Voltage setting of the machine over the evaluation period, and dose linearity with beam current and cart conveyor speed has not changed. The dose uniformity along the scanning direction of the beam showed a dose uniformity of 90% or better for energies between 2 and 5 MeV, however for 1 MeV electrons this value was reduced to 80%. This parameter can be improved by changing the beam optics settings in the control console of the accelerator though.

Uribe, R. M.; Hullihen, K. [Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (United States); Filppi, E. [Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (United States)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Performance evaluation approach for the supercritical helium cold circulators of ITER  

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The ITER project design foresees Supercritical Helium (SHe) forced flow cooling for the main cryogenic components, namely, the superconducting (SC) magnets and cryopumps (CP). Therefore, cold circulators have been selected to provide the required SHe mass flow rate to cope with specific operating conditions and technical requirements. Considering the availability impacts of such machines, it has been decided to perform evaluation tests of the cold circulators at operating conditions prior to the series production in order to minimize the project technical risks. A proposal has been conceptualized, evaluated and simulated to perform representative tests of the full scale SHe cold circulators. The objectives of the performance tests include the validation of normal operating condition, transient and off-design operating modes as well as the efficiency measurement. A suitable process and instrumentation diagram of the test valve box (TVB) has been developed to implement the tests at the required thermodynamic conditions. The conceptual engineering design of the TVB has been developed along with the required thermal analysis for the normal operating conditions to support the performance evaluation of the SHe cold circulator.

Vaghela, H.; Sarkar, B.; Bhattacharya, R.; Kapoor, H. [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Near Indira Bridge, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382428 (India); Chalifour, M.; Chang, H.-S.; Serio, L. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon sur Verdon - 13115 St Paul Lez Durance (France)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Compartment Design Methods, Performance Analysis and Thermal Data for Solar Composting Latrines: A Full Scale Experimental Study  

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. Pathogen resistance to disinfection or inactivation in latrines is multifaceted. The full-scale solar composting compartment studies at the University of Kansas have advanced the knowledge about feces composting in solar compartments based on climate...

Rendall, Joseph D.

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) Evaluation in a Full-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) (Presentation)  

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The cost of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) (e.g., Toyota Prius or Ford Fusion Hybrid) remains several thousand dollars higher than the cost of comparable conventional vehicles, which has limited HEV market penetration. The battery energy storage device is typically the component with the greatest contribution toward this cost increment, so significant cost reductions/performance improvements to the energy storage system (ESS) can improve the vehicle-level cost-benefit relationship, which would in turn lead to larger HEV market penetration and greater aggregate fuel savings. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with a United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) Workgroup to analyze trade-offs between vehicle fuel economy and reducing the minimum energy requirement for power-assist HEVs. NREL's analysis showed that significant fuel savings could still be delivered from an ESS with much lower energy storage than previous targets, which prompted the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to issue a new set of lower-energy ESS (LEESS) targets that could be satisfied by a variety of technologies, including high-power batteries or ultracapacitors. NREL has developed an HEV test platform for in-vehicle performance and fuel economy validation testing of the hybrid system using such LEESS devices. This presentation describes development of the vehicle test platform and in-vehicle evaluation results using a lithium-ion capacitor ESS-an asymmetric electrochemical energy storage device possessing one electrode with battery-type characteristics (lithiated graphite) and one with ultracapacitor-type characteristics (carbon). Further efforts include testing other ultracapacitor technologies in the HEV test platform.

Cosgrove, J.; Gonder, J.; Pesaran, A.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Evaluates Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S. climate zones.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEISMIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR STEEL MOMENT FRAMES By Seung-Yul Yun1  

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SEISMIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR STEEL MOMENT FRAMES By Seung-Yul Yun1 , Ronald O. Hamburger2 , C than existing buildings designed and built with older technologies. Key words: seismic behavior; seismic performance evaluation; performance-based design; earthquake engineering; steel moment frame

Sweetman, Bert

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Experimental Evaluation of Installed Cooking Exhaust Fan Performance  

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liquefied   natural  gas  (LNG)  from  Pacific  Rim  potential   impacts  of  using  LNG  with  the  existing  performance  impacts  of  LNG  use  in  California.  

Singer, Brett C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL WITH AND WITHOUT THERMAL SINK  

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The following paper presents concisely the operation principles of photovoltaic cells and their main parameters. The efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) cell drop as their operating temperature increases especially under high insolation levels. The aim of the paper is to improve the performance of PV cell by dissipating excess heat, there by maintaining effective temperature of the cell which will enhance performance of the system. The work also deals with the comparing of the performance of PV cell with and without heat sink. During the study an optimum performance temperature was determined and heat sink mechanisms are used to maintain the determined temperature in PV cell.

Rob Res; Pramod N; K S Shashishekar; Pramod N; K S Shashishekar

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FY 2013 Performance Evaluation Report Sandia Corporation, Contract...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Management System (FIMS) performance metrics, and exceeded targets for fleet fuel, energy, and water intensity reduction. Sandia also made significant improvement with...

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Integrated performance of an automated venetian blind/electric lighting system in a full-scale office environment  

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Comprehensive results are presented from a fill-scale testbed of a prototype automated venetian blind lighting system installed in two unoccupied, private offices in Oakland, California. The dynamic system balanced daylight against solar heat gains in real-time, to reduce perimeter zone energy use and to increase comfort. This limited proof-of-concept test was designed to work out practical ''bugs'' and refine design details to increase cost effectiveness and acceptability of this innovative technology for real-world applications. We present results from 14 months of tuning the system design and monitoring energy performance and control system operations. For this southeast-facing office, we found that 1-22% lighting energy savings, 13-28% cooling load reductions, and 13-28% peak cooling load reductions can be achieved by the dynamic system under clear sky and overcast conditions year round, compared to a static, partly closed blind with the same optimized daylighting control system. These energy savings increase if compared to conventional daylighting controls with manually-operated blinds. Monitored data indicated that the control system met design objectives under all weather conditions to within 10% for at least 90% of the year. A pilot human factors study indicated that some of our default control settings should be adjusted to increase user satisfaction. With these adjustments, energy savings will decrease. The final prototype design yielded a 10-year simple payback for this site. If mechanical system downsizing opportunities and qualitative improvements to worker's comfort are included, this innovative technology could be more cost effective. Marketing information for commercializing this technology is given.

DiBartolomeo, D.L.; Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, S.E.; Vine, E.L.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Develop a numerical model to evaluate furrow irrigation performance  

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of the ASAE. in many parts of the world, increased attention must be given to improving surface irrigation efficiency by minimizing deep percolation and surface runoff. To improve existing surface irrigation systems, an evaluation of how irrigauon water... of the ASAE. in many parts of the world, increased attention must be given to improving surface irrigation efficiency by minimizing deep percolation and surface runoff. To improve existing surface irrigation systems, an evaluation of how irrigauon water...

Jnad, Ihab

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of a parallel sparse lattice Boltzmann solver  

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We develop a performance prediction model for a parallelized sparse lattice Boltzmann solver and present performance results for simulations of flow in a variety of complex geometries. A special focus is on partitioning and memory/load balancing strategy for geometries with a high solid fraction and/or complex topology such as porous media, fissured rocks and geometries from medical applications. The topology of the lattice nodes representing the fluid fraction of the computational domain is mapped on a graph. Graph decomposition is performed with both multilevel recursive-bisection and multilevel k-way schemes based on modified Kernighan-Lin and Fiduccia-Mattheyses partitioning algorithms. Performance results and optimization strategies are presented for a variety of platforms, showing a parallel efficiency of almost 80% for the largest problem size. A good agreement between the performance model and experimental results is demonstrated.

Axner, L. [Section Computational Science, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ, Amsterdam (Netherlands)], E-mail: labraham@science.uva.nl; Bernsdorf, J. [NEC Laboratories Europe, NEC Europe Ltd., Rathausallee 10, D-53757 St. Augustin (Germany)], E-mail: j.bernsdorf@it.neclab.de; Zeiser, T. [Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Martensstr.1, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany)], E-mail: thomas.zeiser@rrze.uni-erlangen.de; Lammers, P. [HLRS, Nobelstrasse 19, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)], E-mail: plammers@hlrs.de; Linxweiler, J. [Institute for Computational Modeling in Civil Engineering, Pockelstrasse 3, D-38106 Braunschweig (Germany)], E-mail: j.linxweiler@tu-bs.de; Hoekstra, A.G. [Section Computational Science, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ, Amsterdam (Netherlands)], E-mail: alfons@science.uva.nl

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of computer codes applicable to waste facility performance evaluations  

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This study is an effort to review existing information that is useful to develop an integrated model for predicting the performance of a radioactive waste facility. A summary description of 162 computer codes is given. The identified computer programs address the performance of waste packages, waste transport and equilibrium geochemistry, hydrological processes in unsaturated and saturated zones, and general waste facility performance assessment. Some programs also deal with thermal analysis, structural analysis, and special purposes. A number of these computer programs are being used by the US Department of Energy, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and their contractors to analyze various aspects of waste package performance. Fifty-five of these codes were identified as being potentially useful on the analysis of low-level radioactive waste facilities located above the water table. The code summaries include authors, identification data, model types, and pertinent references. 14 refs., 5 tabs.

Alsharif, M.; Pung, D.L.; Rivera, A.L.; Dole, L.R.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/NNSA Strategic Performance Evaluation Plan (PEP) FOR MANAGEMENT...  

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Services Pantex, LLC Contract Number: DE-AC54-00AL66620 Performance period: October 01, 2013 through September 30, 2014 J D. Woolery P e dent and General Manager B cock & Wilcox...

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Evaluation Criteria for Human-Automation Performance Metrics  

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Previous research has identified broad metric classes for human-automation performance to facilitate metric selection, as well as understanding and comparison of research results. However, there is still lack of an objective ...

Pina, Patricia Elena

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Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Residential Integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters  

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This report discusses how a significant opportunity for energy savings is domestic hot water heating, where an emerging technology has recently arrived in the U.S. market: the residential integrated heat pump water heater. A laboratory evaluation is presented of the five integrated HPWHs available in the U.S. today.

Sparn, B.; Hudon, K.; Christensen, D.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of a Distributed Architecture for Information Retrieval \\Lambda  

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Cahoon Kathryn S. McKinley Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 response time, system utilization, and identify bot­ tlenecks. We vary numerous system parameters and evaluate the changes using the simulator. Because of the significant resource demands of in­ formation

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Residential Integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters  

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This paper explores the laboratory performance of five integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) across a wide range of operating conditions representative of US climate regions. HPWHs are expected to provide significant energy savings in certain climate zones when compared to typical electric resistance water heaters. Results show that this technology is a viable option in most climates, but differences in control schemes and design features impact the performance of the units tested. Tests were conducted to map heat pump performance across the operating range and to determine the logic used to control the heat pump and the backup electric heaters. Other tests performed include two unique draw profile tests, reduced air flow performance tests and the standard DOE rating tests. The results from all these tests are presented here for all five units tested. The results of these tests will be used to improve the EnergyPlus heat pump water heater for use in BEopt(tm) whole-house building simulations.

Sparn, B.; Hudon, K.; Christensen, D.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Laboratory Evaluation of Residential Furnace BlowerPerformance  

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A testing program was undertaken at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and an electric utility (Pacific Gas and Electric Co.) to compare the performance of furnace blowers. This laboratory testing program was undertaken to support potential changes to California Building Standards regarding in-field furnace blower energy use. This technical support includes identifying suitable performance metrics and target performance levels for use in standards. Five different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested for air moving performance. Three different types of blower and motor combinations were tested in two different furnace cabinets. The blowers were standard forward--curved impellors and a prototype impeller with reverse-inclined blades. The motors were two 6-pole permanent split capacitor (PSC) single-phase induction motors, a brushless permanent magnet (BPM) motor and a prototype BPM designed for use with a prototype reverse-inclined impellor. The laboratory testing operated each blower and furnace combination over a range of air flows and pressure differences to determine air flow performance, power consumption and efficiency. Additional tests varied the clearance between the blower housing and the furnace cabinet, and the routing of air flow into the blower cabinet.

Walker, Iain S.; Lutz, Jim D.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Lattice-Boltzmann MagnetohydrodynamicsSimulations on Modern Parallel Vector Systems  

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The last decade has witnessed a rapid proliferation of superscalarcache-based microprocessors to build high-end computing (HEC) platforms, primarily because of their generality, scalability, and cost effectiveness. However, the growing gap between sustained and peak performance for full-scale scientific applications on such platforms has become major concern in high performance computing. The latest generation of custom-built parallel vector systems have the potential to address this concern for numerical algorithms with sufficient regularity in their computational structure. In this work, we explore two and three dimensional implementations of a lattice-Boltzmann magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) physics application, on some of today's most powerful supercomputing platforms. Results compare performance between the vector-based Cray X1, Earth Simulator, and newly-released NEC SX-8, with the commodity-based superscalar platforms of the IBM Power3, IntelItanium2, and AMD Opteron. Overall results show that the SX-8 attains unprecedented aggregate performance across our evaluated applications.

Carter, Jonathan; Oliker, Leonid

2006-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea  

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This paper presents the development and application of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea. This model is intended to encourage initiatives toward achieving better housing performance and to support a homebuyer's decision-making on housing comparison and selection. Forty-one objective and feasible housing performance indicators, which were selected from the review of existing evaluation models and interviews with experts, are classified into a series of categories. The weights of each category and indicator are calculated by using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) analysis, and a weight is converted into credit. Next, the performance grades are divided into four levels, and evaluation criteria are suggested based on statutory performance value or the one frequently met in practice. Finally, the evaluation program and the application procedure are established through the field case study. This model can be used for objective and practical evaluation and comparison of residential housing alternatives.

Sun-Sook Kim; In-Ho Yang; Myoung-Souk Yeo; Kwang-Woo Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Evaluation of high rotary speed drill bit performance  

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of this research was to develop a drilling model which would more accurately predict penetration rates with standard drilling parameters. An accurate model was developed using laboratory drilling performance. A secondary result of this research was a qualitative... analysis showed that the model may be used to qualita- tivelyy match drilled formations to offset well logs. The ratio of actual to predicted penetration rate was used in conjunction with the gamma ray log to correlate the location of formations. iv...

Ray, Randy Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

90

Thermal Performance Evaluation of Innovative Metal Building Roof Assemblies  

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In order to meet the coming energy codes, multiple layers of various insulation types will be required. The demand for greater efficiency has pushed insulation levels beyond the cavity depth. These experiments show the potential for improving metal building roof thermal performance. Additional work is currently being done by several stakeholders, so the data is expanding. These experiments are for research and development purposes, and may not be viable for immediate use.

Walker, Daniel James [ORNL; Zaltash, Abdolreza [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Enhancement of the Automated Concrete Evaluation System (ACES)  

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The objective of this proposed research is to improve and expand the detection and analysis capabilities of the automated, concrete evaluation (ACE) system. MoDOT and Honeywell jointly developed this system. The focus of this proposed research will be on the following: Coordination of concrete imaging efforts with other states, Validation and testing of the ACE system on a broad range of concrete samples, and Identification and development of software and hardware enhancements. These enhancements will meet the needs of diverse users in the field of concrete materials, construction, and research.

Baumgart,C.W.; Cave,S.P.; Linder,K.E.

2002-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy system performance evaluation, July 1979 through June 1980  

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The Loudoun County site is the Charles S. Monroe Vocational Technical School in Leesburg, Virginia. The active solar energy system is designed to supply 26% of the domestic hot water demand. It is equipped with 1225 square feet of double glazed flat-plate collectors manufactured by Southwest Enertech, a 2056 gallon liquid storage tank located in the school's mechanical room, and a backup electric immersion heater, 2 stage, 20 kW per stage. The system performance for the period July 1979 through June 1980 is presented, and the meteorological conditions are included. (WHK)

Missal, D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nutrient removal with integrated constructed wetlands: microbial ecology and treatment performance evaluation of full-scale integrated constructed wetlands   

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Wastewaters from intensive agricultural activities contain high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus that contributes to water management problems. During the past few years, there has been considerable interest in ...

Mustafa, Atif

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

A Pilot Study to Evaluate Development Effort for High Performance Computing  

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1 A Pilot Study to Evaluate Development Effort for High Performance Computing Victor Basili1 the development time for programs written for high performance computers (HPC). To attack this relatively novel students in a graduate level High Performance Computing class at the University of Maryland. We collected

Basili, Victor R.

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Performance and market evaluation of the bladeless turbine  

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The three-inch diameter prototype bladeless turbine was tested with air over a range of inlet pressures from 20 to 100 psia and speeds of 10, 20, 30 and 40 thousand rpm. The peak efficiency of 22.5 percent was recorded at a pressure of 98 psia and a speed of 40,000 rpm. Efficiency increased slightly with speed and inlet pressure over the range of test conditions. The test program was somewhat hindered by mechanical failures. The turbine bearings in particular were unreliable, with two instances of outright failure and numerous cases of erratic performance. A model of the bladeless turbine was developed to aid in interpreting the experimental results. A macroscopic approach, incorporating several favorable assumptions, was taken to place a reasonable upper bound on turbine efficiency. The model analytically examines the flow through the air inlet nozzles and the interaction between the fluid jet and the turbine blades. The analysis indicates that the maximum possible efficiency of a tangential flow turbine with straight axial blades is 50 percent. This is a direct consequence of turning the fluid only 90 degrees relative to the turbine blade. The adoption of the bladeless turbine as the expander in an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) will depend to a great extent on the efficiency of the turbine. The market potential for ORC technology will also impact the adoption of the bladeless turbine. Other expanders have demonstrated efficiencies of 60 to 80% in ORC systems. The Gamell turbine had a peak test efficiency of 22.5% and a maximum theoretical efficiency of 50%. Costs of the turbine are highly uncertain, relying to a great extent on cost reductions achieved through quantity production and through learning.

Garrett-Price, B.A.; Barnhart, J.S.; Eschbach, E.J.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of gas-liquid separation performance of natural gas filters  

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Fibrous filters are often used to remove contaminants including both dusts and liquid droplets from natural gas. This paper aims to evaluate the gas-liquid separation performance of three types of cartridge filte...

Baisong Li; Zhongli Ji; Xue Yang

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of the Slotted Ring Multiprocessor Luiz Andr Barroso and Michel Dubois  

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1 Performance Evaluation of the Slotted Ring Multiprocessor Luiz André Barroso and Michel Dubois-2562 (213) 740-9130 barroso@paris.usc.edu dubois@paris.usc.edu Abstract: As microprocessor speeds continue

Barroso, Luiz André

98

Project Startup: Evaluating the Performance of Frito Lay's Electric Delivery Trucks (Fact Sheet)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the in-service performance of 10 medium-duty Smith Newton electric vehicles (EVs) and 10 comparable conventional diesel vehicles operated by Frito Lay North America in the Seattle, Washington, area. Launched in late 2013, the on-road portion of this 12-month evaluation focuses on collecting and analyzing vehicle performance data, such as fuel economy and maintenance costs, to better understand how to optimize the use of such vehicles in a large-scale commercial operation. In addition to the on-road portion of this evaluation, NREL is analyzing charging data to support total cost of ownership estimations and investigations into smart charging opportunities. NREL is also performing a battery life degradation analysis to quantify battery pack health, track battery performance over time, and determine how various drive cycles and battery charging protocols impact battery life.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Gasification of Coffee Grounds in Dual Fluidized Bed:? Performance Evaluation and Parametric Investigation  

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Gasification of Coffee Grounds in Dual Fluidized Bed:? Performance Evaluation and Parametric Investigation ... Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. ... With a national technical program, we recently worked on converting this biomass waste into middle-caloric product gas. ...

Guangwen Xu; Takahiro Murakami; Toshiyuki Suda; Yoshiaki Matsuzawa; Hidehisa Tani

2006-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation for Parallel Systems: A Survey Lei Hu and Ian Gorton  

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are other issues related to performance evaluation. These issues include how to select metrics and proper must be solved within a limited amount of time. Weather forecasting is such a time-critical example

New South Wales, University of

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A method of evaluating the performance deterioration of aircraft gas-turbines  

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A METHOD OF EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE DETERIORATION OF AIRCRAFT GAS-TURBINES A Thesis by V. SUBRAMANIAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 1978 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A METHOD OF EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE DETERIORATION OF AIRCRAFT GAS-TURBINES A Thesis by V. SUBRAMANIAN Approved as to style and content by: Charrman o Commztt (Head o D pa ment Sg D~ Member...

Subramanian, V

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

102

Application of Microscopic Simulation to Evaluate the Safety Performance of Freeway Weaving Sections  

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APPLICATION OF MICROSCOPIC SIMULATION TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF FREEWAY WEAVING SECTIONS A Thesis by THANH QUANG LE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Civil Engineering APPLICATION OF MICROSCOPIC SIMULATION TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF FREEWAY WEAVING SECTIONS A Thesis by THANH QUANG LE...

Le, Thanh Quang

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

103

On Performance Evaluation of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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On Performance Evaluation of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks Gang Xiong evaluation for energy-detection based cooperative spectrum sens- ing in cognitive radio networks. Three to exploit under- utilized spectrum and enhance spectrum efficiency. In cog- nitive radio networks, secondary

Yener, Aylin

104

A Simulation Model for the Performance Evaluation for Migrating a Legacy Paulo Pinheiro da Silva  

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A Simulation Model for the Performance Evaluation for Migrating a Legacy System Paulo Pinheiro da a simulation model using CAPPLES. Peculiarities of the legacy system migration that affects the simulation of perfor- mance evaluation during migration. CAPPLES is based on simulation models. Indeed, analytical

Pinheiro da Silva, Paulo

105

Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model  

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to implementation on the target freeway network. In this paper, a capability-enhanced PARAMICS simulation model has evaluation; Simulation models; Algorithms. Introduction Ramp metering has been recognized as an effectivePerformance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation

Levinson, David M.

106

Laboratory Evaluation of Fan-filter Units' Aerodynamic and Energy Performance  

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Laboratory Evaluation of Fan-filter Units' Aerodynamic and Energy Performance Tengfang Xu, Lawrence The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic applications. Optimizing aerodynamic performance in air recirculation systems appears to be one of useful

107

M A S T E R A R B E I T Simulation and Performance Evaluation  

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be performed on top of the simulation framework. This includes an example of a flooding protocol which weM A S T E R A R B E I T Simulation and Performance Evaluation of a Topology Control Algorithm in NS in the network simulator NS2 [FV06]. Chapter 4 shows our simulation results and will comment on them. The second

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Probabilistic Modeling and Evaluation of the Performance, Emissions, and Cost of Texaco Gasifier-  

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Probabilistic Modeling and Evaluation of the Performance, Emissions, and Cost of Texaco Gasifier.0 DOCUMENTATION OF THE PLANT PERFORMANCE SIMULATION MODEL IN ASPEN OF THE COAL-FUELED TEXACO-GASIFIER BASED IGCC to the Gasifier............................... 40 3.2.2 Gasification

Frey, H. Christopher

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Laboratory evaluation of fan/filter units' aerodynamic and energy performance  

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The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic and energy performance of FFUs. It presents evaluation methods of laboratory-measured performance of ten relatively new, 1220 mm x 610 mm (or 4 ft x 2 ft) fan-filter units (FFUs), and includes results of a set of relevant metrics such as energy performance indices (EPI) based upon the sample FFUs tested. This paper concludes that there are variations in FFUs' performance, and that using a consistent testing and evaluation method can generate compatible and comparable FFU performance information. The paper also suggests that benefits and opportunities exist for our method of testing FFU energy performance to be integrated in future recommended practices.

Xu, Tengfang; Jeng, Ming-Shan

2004-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the effect of a reader worker program on team performance  

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When safety, security, or other logistical concerns prevent direct objective assessment of team performance, other evaluation techniques become necessary. In this paper, the effect of a Department of Energy-mandated reader worker program on team performance at a particular DOE facility was evaluated using unstructured observations, informal discussions with technicians, and human reliability analysis. The reader worker program is intended to enhance nuclear explosive safety by improving the reliability of team performance. The three methods used for the evaluation combine to provide a strong indication that team performance is in fact enhanced by a properly implemented reader worker procedure. Because direct quantitative data on dependent variables particular to the task of interest is not available, however, there has been some skepticism regarding the results by staff at the facility.

Hahn, H.A. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Alvarez, Y.P. [Battelle Pantex, Amarillo, TX (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

TOTAL Full-TOTAL Full-  

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Conducting - Orchestral 6 . . 6 5 1 . 6 5 . . 5 Conducting - Wind Ensemble 3 . . 3 2 . . 2 . 1 . 1 Early- X TOTAL Full- Part- X TOTAL Alternative Energy 6 . . 6 11 . . 11 13 2 . 15 Biomedical Engineering 52 English 71 . 4 75 70 . 4 74 72 . 3 75 Geosciences 9 . 1 10 15 . . 15 19 . . 19 History 37 1 2 40 28 3 3 34

Portman, Douglas

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Solar Trough Performance Evaluation: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00289  

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New HCEs were installed on the hot sides of the thermal loops at SEGS VIII and IX from mid-2007 to mid-2008. Due to significant increases in plant performance, an interest in a further increase performance by installing new HCEs on the cold portions of the loop developed. Although it was assumed that the plant performance would increase, the exact amount was unknown. The objective of this project was to estimate the performance improvements with new HCEs installed on the cold sides of the loop, with performance being evaluated as potential increases in electrical power production (megawatt-hours). A comparison of performance prior to and post installation of new HCEs on the hot sides of the loops was done. For completeness, an estimate of performance losses - such as the optical efficiency, mirror reflectivity, and optical accuracy - was also included in this analysis. National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) HCE Survey System was used to determine if the HCEs were hot or cold.

Gray, A.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Gen2 - 1Q2014 (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Performance Evaluation of Resource Reservation Policies for Rate-Controlled Earliest-Deadline-First Scheduling in  

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-Deadline First Scheduling, Deterministic Delay Bounds, Call Admission Control, Multi-Service Networks. Abstract- Controlled Earliest-Deadline-First (RC-EDF) scheduling discipline. EDF is known to be an optimal schedulingPerformance Evaluation of Resource Reservation Policies for Rate-Controlled Earliest

Elsayed, Khaled Fouad

115

Multicarrier CDMA versus DS-CMDA : simulation and performance evaluation over a multipath Rayleigh fading channel  

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In this thesis, I have simulated and evaluated the performance of both a multicarrier CDMA (MC-CDMA) system employing a conventional maximum likelihood detector (MLD) and a direct sequence CDMA (DS-CDMA) system using a RAKE receiver over a six...

Apte, Pushkar R

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

116

Corrosion performances in simulated body fluids and cytotoxicity evaluation of Fe-based bulk metallic glasses  

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Corrosion performances in simulated body fluids and cytotoxicity evaluation of Fe-based bulk December 2011 Available online 27 December 2011 Keywords: Bulk metallic glass Corrosion Biocompatibility Electrochemical characterization Biomedical applications The aim of this work is to investigate the corrosion

Zheng, Yufeng

117

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.

118

A Multiobjective Performance Evaluation Framework for Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc  

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A Multiobjective Performance Evaluation Framework for Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Katia.runser, jean-marie.gorce@insa-lyon.fr Abstract--Wireless ad hoc networks are seldom characterized by one single. Instead, we address this problem by proposing a new modeling framework for routing in ad hoc networks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

119

A software for performance evaluation and comparison of people detection and tracking methods in video processing  

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Digital video content analysis is an important item for multimedia content-based indexing (MCBI), content-based video retrieval (CBVR) and visual surveillance systems. There are some frequently-used generic object detection and/or tracking (D&T) ... Keywords: Multimedia performance evaluation, People detection, People tracking, Surveillance systems

Bahadir Karasulu; Serdar Korukoglu

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

An evaluation of the performance characteristics of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network in  

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-to-ground lightning. [4] Cummins et al. [1998], using their detection efficiency model, estimated flash detectionAn evaluation of the performance characteristics of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network in Florida using rocket-triggered lightning J. Jerauld, V. A. Rakov, M. A. Uman, K. J. Rambo, and D. M

Florida, University of

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Plasma performance is evaluated by 0-D power balance model which  

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Code for Reactor Performance Evaluation), are developed [2]. 3. Example of a system analysis · Design and physics constraints are needed to improve reliability of the analysis. ( ) 815.0796.00.156 c 853.0117.0 0 Fusion Reactor Takuya GOTO, Nagato YANAGI, Shinsaku IMAGAWA and Akio SAGARA National Institute for Fusion

122

To appear in Performance Evaluation Procedures and tools for analysis of  

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To appear in Performance Evaluation Procedures and tools for analysis of network traffic for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) P.O. Box 1385, GR 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece bDepartment of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business Abstract We present procedures and tools

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Performance Evaluation of Real-Time Message Delivery in RDM Algorithm Shabnam Mirshokraie1  

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and evaluating its message delivery performance by making a comparison of the result of simulated RDM and CAN. 1. Introduction Improvement in many fields of modern technology like traffic control and atomic reactors depends neck, the transmission of data is relatively simple as packets travel in one direction only and adding

Kuzmanov, Georgi

124

Evaluating Topic-Word Review Analysis for Understanding Student Peer Review Performance  

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Evaluating Topic-Word Review Analysis for Understanding Student Peer Review Performance Wenting of an application based on the topic terms. Previ- ously, we proposed RevExplore, an interactive peer-review analytic tool that supports teachers in making sense of large volumes of student peer reviews. To better

Litman, Diane J.

125

Performance evaluation of time synchronization and clock drift compensation in wireless personal area networks  

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Efficient algorithms for time synchronization, including compensation for clock drift, are essential in order to obtain reliable fusion of data samples from multiple wireless sensor nodes. This paper evaluates the performance of algorithms based on three ... Keywords: IEEE 802.15, bluetooth, clock drift, data fusion, time synchronization

Jonas Wĺhslén; Ibrahim Orhan; Dennis Sturm; Thomas Lindh

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for the Performance Evaluation of Operating System Emulators Joshua H. Shaffer  

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A Framework for the Performance Evaluation of Operating System Emulators by Joshua H. Shaffer modern operating systems are capable of seamlessly coexisting in heterogeneous computing environments of an operating system, such as network protocols and file formats. However, application binaries remain

Perrone, Luiz Felipe

127

Industrial environmental performance evaluation: A Markov-based model considering data uncertainty  

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Commonly, operational aspects of an industrial process are not included when evaluating the process environmental performance. These aspects are important as operational failures can intensify adverse environmental impacts or can diminish the chance ... Keywords: Decision-making, Environmental model, Industrial process, Maintenance, Markov chain, Uncertainty

Samaneh Shokravi, Alan J. R. Smith, Colin R. Burvill

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

How to evaluate performance of net zero energy building – A literature research  

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Abstract NZEB (Net zero energy building) is regarded as an integrated solution to address problems of energy-saving, environmental protection, and CO2 emission reduction in the building section. NZEB could be even possible with electricity production if enough renewable energy could be used. Moreover, various building-service systems with renewable energy sources have been widely considered for potential applications in NZEB. All of these new features extend the technical boundary of the conventional energy-efficient buildings, attach a more profound implication to the sustainable development of building technology, and therefore pose a challenge to evaluation works on NZEB performance. This paper presents a guided tour on NZEB evaluation through literature-research. An overview about definitions and energy-efficient measures of NZEB is presented so that the research object and technology boundary can be clarified for NZEB evaluation. Then, a summary of widely-used research method, tool and performance indicator in evaluation is provided for the methodology part. This part also includes a discussion on the application of LCA (life cycle assessment) in NZEB evaluation and LCA's role in promoting a well-defined NZEB. Finally, potential progress in NZEB evaluation with possible development trends is highlighted in terms of energy storage, load match and smart grid.

S. Deng; R.Z. Wang; Y.J. Dai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California solar energy system performance evaluation, July 1980-June 1981  

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The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory site is an office building in California with an active solar energy system designed to supply from 23 to 33% of the space heating load and part of the hot water load. The solar heating system is equipped with 1428 square feet of flat-plate collectors, a 2000-gallon water storage tank, and two gas-fired boilers to supply auxiliary heat for both space heating and domestic hot water. Poor performance is reported, with the solar fraction being only 4%. Also given are the solar savings ratio, conventional fuel savings, system performance factor, and the coefficient of performance. The performance data are given for the collector, storage, solar water heating and solar space heating subsystems as well as the total system. Typical system operation and solar energy utilization are briefly described. The system design, performance evaluation techniques, weather data, and sensor technology are presented. (LEW)

Wetzel, P.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lithium/Manganese Dioxide (Li/MnO(2)) Battery Performance Evaluation: Final Report  

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In February 1997, under the auspices of the Product Realization Program, an initiative to develop performance models for lithium/manganese dioxide-based batteries began. As a part of this initiative, the performance characteristics of the cells under a variety of conditions were determined, both for model development and for model validation. As a direct result of this work, it became apparent that possible Defense Program (DP) uses for batteries based on this cell chemistry existed. A larger effort aimed at mapping the performance envelope of this chemistry was initiated in order to assess the practicality of this cell chemistry, not only for DP applications, but also for other uses. The work performed included an evaluation of the cell performance as a function of a number of variables, including cell size, manufacturer, current, pulse loads, constant current loads, safety, etc. In addition, the development of new evaluation techniques that would apply to any battery system, such as those related to reliability assessments began. This report describes the results of these evaluations.

Ingersoll, D.; Clark, N.H.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GreenDM: A Versatile Tiering Hybrid Drive for the Trade-Off Evaluation of Performance, Energy, and  

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GreenDM: A Versatile Tiering Hybrid Drive for the Trade-Off Evaluation of Performance, EnergyDM: A Versatile Tiering Hybrid Drive for the Trade-Off Evaluation of Performance, Energy, and Endurance by Zhichao There are trade-offs among performance, energy, and device endurance for storage systems. These trade-offs become

Zadok, Erez

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A Drop Size Distribution (DSD)-Based Model for Evaluating the Performance of Wet Radomes for Dual-Polarized Radars  

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A novel analytical method is presented for evaluating the electrical performance of a radome for a dual-polarized phased-array antenna under rain conditions. Attenuation, reflections, and induced cross polarization are evaluated for different ...

Jorge L. Salazar-Cerreńo; V. Chandrasekar; Jorge M. Trabal; Paul Siquera; Rafael Medina; Eric Knapp; David J. McLaughlin

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Real Time Formaldehyde Monitors: PTR-MS and  

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Performance Evaluation of Real Time Formaldehyde Monitors: PTR-MS and Performance Evaluation of Real Time Formaldehyde Monitors: PTR-MS and Interscan 4160-500B Portable Monitor Title Performance Evaluation of Real Time Formaldehyde Monitors: PTR-MS and Interscan 4160-500B Portable Monitor Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6357E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Sidheswaran, Meera A., Sebastian Cohn, Douglas P. Sullivan, and Lara A. Gundel Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract Executive Summary Exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in buildings is a health hazard. Of particular concern is formaldehyde, a ubiquitous carcinogen emitted from furnishings and adhesives in homes and offices. Practitioners and researchers in the area of building performance are very interested in measuring formaldehyde in homes, and they need instrumentation that responds immediately. Current formaldehyde monitoring techniques are hampered by interfering substances in the sample airstream, compromising measurement accuracy and leading to drift. Many experts are now using a tabletop real-time formaldehyde instrument, the Interscan 4160-2, that LBNL researchers have found to be very sensitive to water vapor and low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Unless ways are found to remove these interferences, relying on the Interscan's readings in buildings will lead to the wrong conclusions about formaldehyde levels and could trigger subsequent unnecessary expense and/or inappropriate responses.

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Fuel-conservation evaluation of US Army helicopters. Part 6. Performance calculator evaluation. Final report for period ending January 1981  

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The US Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity conducted an evaluation of Flight Management Calculator for the UH-1H. The calculator was a Hewlett-Packard HP-41CV. The performance calculator was evaluated for flight planning and in-flight use during 14 mission flights simulating operational conditions. The calculator was much easier to use in-flight than the operator's manual data. The calculator program needs improvement in the areas of pre-flight planning and execution speed. The mission flights demonstrated a 19% fuel saving using optimum over normal flight profiles in warm temperatures (15/sup 0/C above standard). Savings would be greater at colder temperatures because of increasing compressibility effects. Acceptable accuracy for individual aircraft under operational conditions may require a regressive analog model in which individual aircraft data are used to update the program. The performance data base for the UH-1H was expanded with level flight and hover data to thrust coefficients and Mach numbers to the practical limits of aircraft operation.

Dominick, F.; Lockwood, R.A.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement-Based Evaluation of Installed Filtration System Performance in Single-Family Homes  

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This guide discusses important study design issues to consider when conducting an on-site evaluation of filtration system performance. The two most important dichotomies to consider in developing a study protocol are (1) whether systems are being evaluated in occupied or unoccupied homes and (2) whether different systems are being compared in the same homes or if the comparison is between systems installed in different homes. This document provides perspective and recommendations about a suite of implementation issues including the choice of particle measurement devices, selection of sampling locations, ways to control and/or monitor factors and processes that can impact particle concentrations, and data analysis approaches.

Chan, Wanyu Rengie; Singer, Brett C.

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Spearfish High School, Sparfish, South Dakota solar energy system performance evaluation, September 1980-June 1981  

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Spearfish High School in South Dakota contains 43,000 square feet of conditioned space. Its active solar energy system is designed to supply 57% of the space heating and 50% of the hot water demand. The system is equipped with 8034 square feet of flat plate collectors, 4017 cubic feet of rock bin sensible heat storage, and auxiliary equipment including 8 heat pumps, 6 of which are solar supplied and instrumented, air conditioning units, and natural-gas-fired boilers. Performance data are given for the system including the solar fraction, solar savings ratio, conventional fuel savings, system performance factor and solar system coefficient of performance. Insolation, solar energy utilization and operation data are also given. The performance of the collector, storage, domestic hot water and space heating subsystems, the operating energy, energy savings, and weather conditions are also evaluated. Appended are a system description, performance evaluation techniques and equations, site history, long-term weather data, sensor technology, and typical monthly data. (LEW)

Howard, B.D.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

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integrated,” and “green” design 11 Figure 2.1 Environmental control functions performed by the buildingbuilding as a model of “high performance,” “integrated,” and “green” design.Design and Evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

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integrated,” and “green” design 11 Figure 2.1 Environmental control functions performed by the buildingbuilding as a model of “high performance,” “integrated,” and “green” design.Design and Evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications  

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Interim Test Procedures for Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications S. Chakraborty, W. Kramer, B. Kroposki, G. Martin, P. McNutt, M. Kuss, T. Markel, and A. Hoke Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-51001 June 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications S. Chakraborty, W. Kramer, B. Kroposki, G. Martin, P. McNutt, M. Kuss, T. Markel,

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Evaluation of tire pressure, tire construction, axle configuration, and axle load on flexible pavement performance  

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engineers have observed an increase in truck tire inflation pressures that are significantly higher than those used in the AASHO Road Test. Today, radial tires are predominantly used by commercial trucking fleets, and recommended cold inflation pressures... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Civil Engineering EVALUATION OF TIRE PRESSURE, TIRE CONSTRUCTION, AXLE CONFIGURATION, AND AXLE LOAD ON FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE. A Thesis by AHMAD NAJEEB JAMY Approved...

Jamy, Ahmad Najeeb

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Method to Evaluate Additional Waste Forms to Optimize Performance of the HLW Repository  

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The DOE high-level waste (HLW) disposal system is based on decisions made in the 1970s. The de facto Yucca Mountain WAC for HLW, contained in the Waste Acceptance System Requirements Document (WASRD), and the DOE-EM Waste Acceptance Product Specification for Vitrified High Level Waste Forms (WAPS) tentatively describes waste forms to be interred in the repository, and limits them to borosilicate glass (BSG). It is known that many developed waste forms are as durable as or better than environmental assessment or “EA”-glass. Among them are the salt-ceramic and metallic waste forms developed at ANL-W. Also, iron phosphate glasses developed at University of Missouri show promise in stabilizing the most refractory materials in Hanford HLW. However, for any of this science to contribute, the current Total System Performance Assessment model must be able to evaluate the additional waste form to determine potential impacts on repository performance. The results can then support the technical bases required in the repository license application. A methodology is proposed to use existing analysis models to evaluate potential additional waste forms for disposal without gathering costly material specific degradation data. The concept is to analyze the potential impacts of waste form chemical makeup on repository performance assuming instantaneous waste matrix dissolution. This assumption obviates the need for material specific degradation models and is based on the relatively modest fractional contribution DOE HLW makes to the repository radionuclide and hazardous metals inventory. The existing analysis models, with appropriate data modifications, are used to evaluate geochemical interactions and material transport through the repository. This methodology would support early screening of proposed waste forms through simplified evaluation of disposal performance, and would provide preliminary guidance for repository license amendment in the future.

D. Gombert; L. Lauerhass

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation on energy and thermal performance for office building envelope in different climate zones of China  

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Abstract Effective evaluation on the thermal performance of envelope plays an important role towards the reduction of energy consumption for space cooling and heating. In order to calculate the energy consumption for cooling and heating and assess the whole energy efficiency of envelop designs, a new evaluation index on energy and thermal performance for office building envelop (EETPO) is put forward. Three cities of Shenyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou in China are selected for EETPO analysis, which represent the cold zone, hot summer cold winter zone and hot summer warm winter zone, respectively. The regression equations between EETPO and energy use for cooling/heating are studied in three cities, illustrations indicate that the regression lines fit extremely well and the algorithm is accurate and simple. According to the compulsory indices stipulated by standard (GB50189-2005), the maximum allowable values of EETPO are determined in three cities, the maximum \\{EETPOc\\} in cooling period is 1.750 W/m3 K in Wuhan and 1.733 W/m3 K in Guangzhou, the maximum \\{EETPOh\\} in heating period is 0.200 W/m3 K in Shenyang and 0.414 W/m3 K in Wuhan. This index and energy use calculation method can help designers to evaluate the whole energy and thermal performance of the proposed envelopes and analyze energy saving effects for different energy conservation measures.

Jinghua Yu; Liwei Tian; Xinhua Xu; Jinbo Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Web?based Homework System to Evaluate Students’ Homework Performance and Physics Achievement  

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Web?based homework and assessment have been becoming widespread practice in physics courses. Although some disagreement whether this is an encouraging or uncertain growth for student learning there is inadequate research assessing the pedagogical effect of changing the medium from on paper hand?graded homework and assessment to web?based and computer?evaluated one. In this study web?based homework system is developed to assess students’ homework performance and physics achievement in introductory physics course. One of two identical sections of introductory physics course students received paper?based hand graded grouped homework while the other received the individual web?based homework. Then it is compared the two groups on conceptual performance measures by using Force Concept (FCI) test. No significant differences were found in students’ FCI test scores; while average homework performance scores were found significance that could be attributed to the homework method used in favor of paper?based homework group.

Ne?et Demirci

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Baker Construction, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solar energy system performance evaluation, October 1980-May 1981  

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The Baker Construction site is a single family residence in Ohio with a passive solar heating system, which consists of 302 square feet of 62 degree sloped greenhouse glazing, a 35,500-pound concrete mass wall, 10,400-pound concrete slab floor, 20 phase change storage rods, six 1-kW electric baseboard heaters, and a wood stove. A solar fraction of 55% is reported. Also the solar savings ratio and conventional fuel savings are given. The performance of the greenhouse collector subsystem, the heat storage subsystem, and the space heating subsystem are summarized as well as total system performance. Energy savings and weather data are also included. The design of the system, performance evaluation techniques, and sensor technology are also presented. (LEW)

Spears, J.W.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical evaluation of the thermal performances of roof-mounted radiant barriers  

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This paper deals with the thermal performances of roof-mounted radiant barriers. Using dynamic simulations of a mathematical model of a whole test cell including a radiant barrier installed between the roof top and the ceiling, the thermal performance of the roof is calculated. The mean method is more particularly used to assess the thermal resistance of the building component and lead to a value which is compared to the one obtained for a mass insulation product such as polyurethane foam. On a further stage, the thermal mathematical model is replaced by a thermo-aeraulic model which is used to evaluate the thermal resistance of the roof as a function of the airflow rate. The results shows a better performance of the roof in this new configuration, which is widely used in practice. Finally, the mathematical relation between the thermal resistance and the airflow rate is proposed.

Miranville, Frédéric; Lucas, Franck; Johan, Seriacaroupin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A modeling framework for supporting and evaluating performance of multi-hop paths in mobile ad-hoc wireless networks  

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Performance evaluation is a crucially important part of designing any mobile ad-hoc wireless networks. For a more comprehensive evaluation, mathematical analysis is essential, along with simulation. In this paper, we present a detailed analytical model ... Keywords: Mobile ad-hoc networks, Multi-hop paths, Node mobility model, Performance analysis

Le The Dung; Beongku An

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seasonal versus Episodic Performance Evaluation for an Eulerian Photochemical Air Quality Model  

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This study presents detailed evaluation of the seasonal and episodic performance of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system applied to simulate air quality at a fine grid spacing (4 km horizontal resolution) in central California, where ozone air pollution problems are severe. A rich aerometric database collected during the summer 2000 Central California Ozone Study (CCOS) is used to prepare model inputs and to evaluate meteorological simulations and chemical outputs. We examine both temporal and spatial behaviors of ozone predictions. We highlight synoptically driven high-ozone events (exemplified by the four intensive operating periods (IOPs)) for evaluating both meteorological inputs and chemical outputs (ozone and its precursors) and compare them to the summer average. For most of the summer days, cross-domain normalized gross errors are less than 25% for modeled hourly ozone, and normalized biases are between {+-}15% for both hourly and peak (1 h and 8 h) ozone. The domain-wide aggregated metrics indicate similar performance between the IOPs and the whole summer with respect to predicted ozone and its precursors. Episode-to-episode differences in ozone predictions are more pronounced at a subregional level. The model performs consistently better in the San Joaquin Valley than other air basins, and episodic ozone predictions there are similar to the summer average. Poorer model performance (normalized peak ozone biases <-15% or >15%) is found in the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area and is most noticeable in episodes that are subject to the largest uncertainties in meteorological fields (wind directions in the Sacramento Valley and timing and strength of onshore flow in the Bay Area) within the boundary layer.

Jin, Ling; Brown, Nancy J.; Harley, Robert A.; Bao, Jian-Wen; Michelson, Sara A; Wilczak, James M

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of potential performance additives for the advanced lithium bromide chiller  

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The effectiveness and stability of potential heat-and-mass transfer (performance) additives for an advanced lithium bromide (LiBr) chiller were evaluated in a series of experimental studies. These studies of additive effectiveness and stability were necessary because many currently used performance additives decompose at the high generator temperatures (220{degrees}C to 260{degrees}C) desired for this particular advanced LiBr chiller. For example, one common performance additive, 2-ethyl-l-hexanol (2EH), reacts with the corrosion inhibitor, lithium chromate (Li{sub 2}CrO{sub 4}), even at moderate generator temperatures ({ge}180{degrees}C). These stability problems can be mitigated by using less reactive corrosion inhibitors such as lithium molybdate (Li{sub 2}MoO{sub 4}) and by using more stable performance additives such as 1-heptanol (HEP) or 1H,1H,7H-dodecafluoro-1-heptanol (DFH). There seems to be a trade-off between additive stability and effectiveness: the most effective performance additives are not the most stable additives. These studies indicate that HEP or DFH may be effective additives in the advanced LiBr chiller if Li{sub 2}MoO{sub 4} is used as a corrosion inhibitor.

Reiner, R.H.; Del Cul, W.; Perez-Blanco, H.; Ally, M.R.; Zaltash, A.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutronics and Fuel Performance Evaluation of Accident Tolerant Fuel under Normal Operation Conditions  

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This report details the analysis of neutronics and fuel performance analysis for enhanced accident tolerance fuel, with Monte Carlo reactor physics code Serpent and INL’s fuel performance code BISON, respectively. The purpose is to evaluate two of the most promising candidate materials, FeCrAl and Silicon Carbide (SiC), as the fuel cladding under normal operating conditions. Substantial neutron penalty is identified when FeCrAl is used as monolithic cladding for current oxide fuel. From the reactor physics standpoint, application of the FeCrAl alloy as coating layer on surface of zircaloy cladding is possible without increasing fuel enrichment. Meanwhile, SiC brings extra reactivity and the neutron penalty is of no concern. Application of either FeCrAl or SiC could be favorable from the fuel performance standpoint. Detailed comparison between monolithic cladding and hybrid cladding (cladding + coating) is discussed. Hybrid cladding is more practical based on the economics evaluation during the transition from current UO2/zircaloy to Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF) system. However, a few issues remain to be resolved, such as the creep behavior of FeCrAl, coating spallation, inter diffusion with zirconium, etc. For SiC, its high thermal conductivity, excellent creep resistance, low thermal neutron absorption cross section, irradiation stability (minimal swelling) make it an excellent candidate materials for future nuclear fuel/cladding system.

Xu Wu; Piyush Sabharwall; Jason Hales

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety analyses performed in the Systematic Evaluation Program at Rocky Flats  

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Structures, systems, and components (SSC) at Rocky Flats were designed and put into operation before current standards and criteria applicable to these SSCs were developed. The purpose of the Systematic Evaluation Program (SEP) at Rocky Flats (RF) is to systematically compare the design of SSCs to current design requirements and assess the differences to assure that a balanced and integrated level of safety is achieved to support long-term operation of the facilities. The SEP is being performed in three phases. Phase 1, selection of technical subjects (topics) and development of evaluation plans is complete. Phase 2, comparison of the design of structures, systems and components to current design requirements (CDR), is in progress. It is being performed in two parts, Phase 2A and Phase 2B. An Integrated Assessment of the recommendations from Phase 2 will be performed in Phase 3. The RF SEP is not necessarily used to bring the RF facilities into compliance with newer standards, but to ensure that the safety issues addressed by current requirements either do not exist, are acceptably addressed by existing designs, or are addressed by backfit of existing standards into older facilities to the extent appropriate to the concern. For example, administrative controls may provide adequate resolution of issues addressed by design features in more modern facilities.

Badwan, F.M. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States). Rocky Flats Plant; Persinko, D. [Management Strategies, Inc. (United States); Haga, P.B. [Science Applications International Corporation (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total system performance assessment - 1995: An evaluation of the potential Yucca Mountain repository  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently investigating the feasibility of permanently disposing the nation`s commercial high-level radioactive wastes (in the form of spent fuel from the over 100 electric power-generating nuclear reactors across the U.S.) and a portion of the defense high-level radioactive wastes (currently stored at federal facilities around the country) in the unsaturated tuffaceous rocks at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Quantitative predictions based on the most current understanding of the processes and parameters potentially affecting the long-term behavior of the disposal system are used to assess the ability of the site and its associated engineered designs to meet regulatory objectives of the US NRC and the US EPA. The evaluation of the ability of the overall system to meet the performance objectives specified in the applicable regulatory standards has been termed total system performance assessment (TSPA). Total system performance assessments require the explicit quantification of the relevant processes and process interactions. In addition assessments are useful to help define the most significant processes, the information gaps and uncertainties and therefore the additional information required for more robust and defensible assessment of the overall performance. The aim of any total system performance assessment is to be as complete and reasonably conservative as possible and to assure that the descriptions of the predictive models and parameters are sufficient to ascertain their accuracy. Total system performance assessments evolve with time. Previous iterations of total system performance assessment of the Yucca Mountain site and associated engineered barriers have been conducted in 1991 and 1993.

Atkins, J.E.; Lee, J.H.; Lingineni, S.; Mishra, S; McNeish, J.A.; Sassani, D.C.; Sevougian, S.D.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Communication for Controlling Microgrids: Co-simulation and Performance Evaluation  

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A microgrid with wireless communication links for microgrid control has been designed and developed. The complete simulation model has been developed in MatLab SimuLink with seamless integration of the power subsystem and the communication subsystem. Unlike the conventional co-simulators that usually glue two existing simulators together by creating an interface, which has a steep learning curve, the proposed simulator is a compact single-unit model. Detailed modeling of the power subsystem and communication system is presented as well as the microgrid control architecture and strategies. The impact of different communication system performances on microgrid control has been studied and evaluated in the proposed simulator.

Mao, Rukun [ORNL] [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [ORNL] [ORNL; Li, Husheng [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal design and preliminary performance evaluation of the cooling system for BaR-SPOrt  

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BaR-SPOrt is an experiment to measure the linearly polarized emission of 20°×20° sky patches at 32 GHz and 90 GHz from a stratospheric balloon. It consists of correlation polarimeters for direct measurements of the Q and U Stokes parameters coupled to an optics providing a beam of 0°.5 (32 GHz) and 0°.2 (90 GHz). Its aim is the study of the polarization of the Diffused Galactic Background as well as the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR). The instrument thermal design and the preliminary performance evaluation of the cooling system are described.

C. Macculi; M. Zannoni

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of validation data sets in the Class A Performance Evaluation Program  

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The primary objective of the DOE Passive Solar Class A Performance Evaluation Program is to collect, analyze, and archive detailed test data for the rigorous validation of analysis/design tools used for passive solar research and design. This paper presents results of the analysis and qualification of several one- and two-week data sets taken at three Class A test sites for the purpose of validating envelope and thermal-storage-energy-transfer processes in passive solar analysis/design tools. Analysis of the data sets consists of editing the measured data and comparing these data with simulated performance results using public-domain, passive solar analysis tools and a standard reporting format developed for the Class A program. Comparisons of the measured data with results using the DOE-2 computer program are presented.

Hunn, B.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total system performance assessment - 1995: An evaluation of the potential Yucca Mountain Repository  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently investigating the feasibility of permanently disposing the nation`s commercial high-level radioactive wastes (in the form of spent fuel from the over 100 electric power-generating nuclear reactors across the U.S.) and a portion of the defense high-level radioactive wastes (currently stored at federal facilities around the country) in the unsaturated tuffaceous rocks at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Quantitative predictions based on the most current understanding of the processes and parameters potentially affecting the long-term behavior of the disposal system are used to assess the ability of the site and its associated engineered designs to meet regulatory objectives set forward by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The evaluation of the ability of the overall system to meet the performance objectives specified in the applicable regulatory standards has been termed total system performance assessment (TSPA). The aim of any total system performance assessment is to be as complete and reasonably conservative as possible and to assure that the descriptions of the predictive models and parameters are sufficient to ascertain their accuracy. Total system performance assessments evolve with time. As additional site and design information is generated, performance assessment analyses can be revised to become more representative of the expected conditions and remove some of the conservative assumptions necessitated by the incompleteness of site and design data. Previous iterations of total system performance assessment of the Yucca Mountain site and associated engineered barriers have been conducted in 1991 and 1993. These analyses have been documented in Barnard, Eslinger, Wilson and Andrews.

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1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation and economic analysis of a gas turbine power plant in Nigeria  

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Abstract In this study, performance evaluation and economic analysis (in terms of power outage cost due to system downtime) of a gas turbine power plant in Nigeria have been carried out for the period 2001–2010. The thermal power station consists of nine gas turbine units with total capacity of 301 MW (9 × 31.5 MW). The study reveals that 64.3% of the installed capacity was available in the period. The percentage of shortfall of energy generated in the period ranged from 4.18% to 14.53% as against the acceptable value of 5–10%. The load factor of the plant is between 20.8% and 78.2% as against international best practice of 80%. The average availability of the plant for the period was about 64% as against industry best practice of 95%, while the average use factor was about 92%. The capacity factor of the plant ranged from 20.8% to 78.23% while the utilization factor ranged from 85.47% to 95.82%. For the ten years under review, there was energy generation loss of about 35.7% of expected energy generation of 26.411 TW h with consequent plant performance of 64.3%. The study further reveals that the 35.7% of generation loss resulted in revenue loss of about M$251 (approximately b40). The simple performance indicator developed to evaluate the performance indices and outage cost for the station can also be applicable to other power stations in Nigeria and elsewhere. Measures to improve the performance indices of the plant have been suggested such as training of operation and maintenance (O & M) personnel regularly, improvement in O & M practices, proper spare parts inventory and improvement in general housekeeping of the plant. From technical point of view, performance of the plant can be improved by retrofitting with a gas turbine air inlet cooling system, heat recovery system or adding modifications (inter-cooling or regeneration) to the simple gas turbine units.

S.O. Oyedepo; R.O. Fagbenle; S.S. Adefila; S.A. Adavbiele

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado: Preprint  

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Building America (BA) partner McStain Neighborhoods built the Discovery House in Loveland, Colorado, with an extensive package of energy-efficient features, including a high-performance envelope, efficient mechanical systems, a solar water heater integrated with the space-heating system, a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV), and ENERGY STAR appliances. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Building Science Consortium (BSC) conducted short-term field-testing and building energy simulations to evaluate the performance of the house. These evaluations are utilized by BA to improve future prototype designs and to identify critical research needs. The Discovery House building envelope and ducts were very tight under normal operating conditions. The HRV provided fresh air at a rate of about 35 l/s (75 cfm), consistent with the recommendations of ASHRAE Standard 62.2. The solar hot water system is expected to meet the bulk of the domestic hot water (DHW) load (>83%), but only about 12% of the space-heating load. DOE-2.2 simulations predict whole-house source energy savings of 54% compared to the BA Benchmark. The largest contributors to energy savings beyond McStain's standard practice are the solar water heater, HRV, improved air distribution, high-efficiency boiler, and compact fluorescent lighting package.

Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado  

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Building America (BA) partner McStain Neighborhoods built the Discovery House in Loveland, Colorado, with an extensive package of energy-efficient features, including a high-performance envelope, efficient mechanical systems, a solar water heater integrated with the space-heating system, a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV), and ENERGY STAR? appliances. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Building Science Consortium (BSC) conducted short-term field-testing and building energy simulations to evaluate the performance of the house. These evaluations are utilized by BA to improve future prototype designs and to identify critical research needs. The Discovery House building envelope and ducts were very tight under normal operating conditions. The HRV provided fresh air at a rate of about 75 cfm (35 l/s), consistent with the recommendations of ASHRAE Standard 62.2. The solar hot water system is expected to meet the bulk of the domestic hot water (DHW) load (>83%), but only about 12% of the space-heating load. DOE-2.2 simulations predict whole-house source energy savings of 54% compared to the BA Benchmark [1]. The largest contributors to energy savings beyond McStain's standard practice are the solar water heater, HRV, improved air distribution, high-efficiency boiler, and compact fluorescent lighting package.

Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of DAAF as a booster material using the onionskin test  

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Initiation of insensitive high explosive (IHE) formulations requires the use of a booster explosive in the initiation train. Booster material selection is crucial, as the initiation must reliably function across some spectrum of physical parameters. The interest in Diaminoazoxyfurazan (DAAF) for this application stems from the fact that it possesses many traits of an IHE but is shock sensitive enough to serve as an explosive booster. A hemispherical wave breakout test, termed the onionskin test, is one of the methods used to evaluate the performance of a booster material. The wave breakout time-position history at the surface of a hemispherical IHE charge is recorded and the relative uniformity of the breakout can be quantitatively compared between booster materials. A series of onionskin tests were performed to investigate breakout and propagation diaminoazoxyfurazan (DAAF) at low temperatures to evaluate ignition and detonation spreading in comparison to other explosives commonly used in booster applications. Some wave perturbation was observed with the DAAF booster in the onionskin tests presented. The results of these tests will be presented and discussed.

Morris, John S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Francois, Elizabeth G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hooks, Daniel E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Larry G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Harry, Herbert H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Re-Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings  

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2nd report on the performance of GSA's sustainably designed buildings. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of measured whole building performance as it compares to GSA and industry baselines. The PNNL research team found the data analysis illuminated strengths and weaknesses of individual buildings as well as the portfolio of buildings. This section includes summary data, observations that cross multiple performance metrics, discussion of lessons learned from this research, and opportunities for future research. The summary of annual data for each of the performance metrics is provided in Table 25. The data represent 1 year of measurements and are not associated with any specific design features or strategies. Where available, multiple years of data were examined and there were minimal significant differences between the years. Individually focused post occupancy evaluation (POEs) would allow for more detailed analysis of the buildings. Examining building performance over multiple years could potentially offer a useful diagnostic tool for identifying building operations that are in need of operational changes. Investigating what the connection is between the building performance and the design intent would offer potential design guidance and possible insight into building operation strategies. The 'aggregate operating cost' metric used in this study represents the costs that were available for developing a comparative industry baseline for office buildings. The costs include water utilities, energy utilities, general maintenance, grounds maintenance, waste and recycling, and janitorial costs. Three of the buildings that cost more than the baseline in Figure 45 have higher maintenance costs than the baseline, and one has higher energy costs. Given the volume of data collected and analyzed for this study, the inevitable request is for a simple answer with respect to sustainably designed building performance. As previously stated, compiling the individual building values into single metrics is not statistically valid given the small number of buildings, but it has been done to provide a cursory view of this portfolio of sustainably designed buildings. For all metrics except recycling cost per rentable square foot and CBE survey response rate, the averaged building performance was better than the baseline for the GSA buildings in this study.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.; Henderson, Jordan W.; Kora, Angela R.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and dynamic performance evaluation of target capture in robotic systems  

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In this paper, a dynamic system consisting of a robot manipulator and a target is analyzed. The target is considered in a general way as a dynamic subsystem having finite mass and moments of inertia (e.g., a rigid body or a second robot). The situation investigated is when the robot establishes interaction with the target in such a way that it intercepts and captures a reference element of the target. The analysis of target capture is divided into three phases in terms of time: the precapture, free motion (finite motion); the transition from free to constrained motion in the vicinity of interception and capture (impulsive motion); and the postcapture, constrained motion (finite motion). The greatest attention is paid to the analysis of the phase of transition, the impulsive motion, and dynamics of the system. Based on the use of impulsive constraints and the Jourdainian formulation of analytical dynamics, a novel approach is proposed for the dynamic modeling of target capture by a robot manipulator. The proposed approach is suitable to handle both finite and impulsive motions in a common analytical framework. Based on the dynamic model developed and using a geometric representation of the system's dynamics, a detailed analysis and a performance evaluation framework are presented for the phase of transition. Both rigid and structurally flexible models of robots are considered. For the performance evaluation analyses, two main concepts are proposed and corresponding performance measures are derived. These tools may be used in the analysis, design, and control of time-varying robotic systems. The dynamic system of a three-link robot arm capturing a rigid body is used to illustrate the material presented.

Koevecses, J.; Cleghorn, W.L.; Fenton, R.G.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodologies and new user interfaces to optimize hydraulic fracturing design and evaluate fracturing performance for gas wells  

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This thesis presents and develops efficient and effective methodologies for optimal hydraulic fracture design and fracture performance evaluation. These methods incorporate algorithms that simultaneously optimize all of the treatment parameters...

Wang, Wenxin

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ performance evaluation of spray polyurethane foam in the exterior insulation basement system (EIBS)  

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In 1995, a joint research project11The consortium included Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Expanded Polystyrene Association of Canada, Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association, Owens Corning Inc. and Roxul Inc. with the Institute for Research in Construction was initiated to assess the in situ thermal performance of a number of insulation products used as exterior basement insulation in contact with the ground. Sixteen insulation specimens measuring 610 mm and 1220 mm wide were installed on the exterior basement walls of an experimental building, test hut no. 1, located on NRC campus in Ottawa. These specimens were instrumented prior to backfilling and their thermal performance was monitored over two full years. Soil temperatures and moisture content were monitored concurrently. Weather events were recorded daily. This paper focuses on the performance of the two spray polyurethane foam (SPF) specimens assessed in this experiment. Through analysis of the surface temperatures of the specimens, water movement was detected at the insulation/soil interface through various periods of heavy rain and major thaws throughout the two-year period. Over the same period, the surface of the concrete on the inside of the insulation showed no evidence of water penetration through the SPF layer. The insulation specimens were retrieved after 31 months of exposure in the soil. Good and continuous surface adhesion was also noted on removal. Samples were taken from these exposed specimens. When tested in the lab, after recovery and drying of the specimens, the compressive strengths of the SPF samples were slightly higher than those tested at the beginning of the experiment. For the conditions recorded over two years of monitoring, the thermal performance of each insulation specimen was found to be stable through the heating season. The thermal performance appeared not to be significantly affected by water movement at the exterior face of the insulation. One SPF specimen showed steady thermal performance through two heating seasons while the other actually improved in the second year. It was concluded that the key performance factors of the 76 mm thick SPF specimens sprayed on the exterior surfaces of the concrete basement wall all remained at a very good level, i.e., the in situ thermal resistance, the compressive strength, and the moisture contents of the specimens.

M.C. Swinton; W. Maref; M.T. Bomberg; M.K. Kumaran; N. Normandin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 15, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2000 433 An Approach to Evaluate the General Performance of  

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a detailed economical analysis (cost benefit study) for the generating unit. Of particular interestIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 15, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2000 433 An Approach to Evaluate systems based on available wind/solar and load data. The model is useful for evaluating the performance

LaMeres, Brock J.

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Thermal evaluation and performance of high-power Lithium-ion cells  

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Under the sponsorship of the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) and the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), Saft has developed high-power lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). These high-power Li-Ion batteries are being evaluated for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Program. As part of this program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) characterized the thermal performance of the Saft (6-Ah) Li-Ion cells. The characterization included (1) obtaining thermal images of cells under a specified cycle, (2) measuring heat generation from the cells at various temperatures and under various charge/discharge profiles, and (3) determining the cells' capabilities for following a simulated power profile (driving cycle) at various initial states of charge and temperatures.

Keyser, M.; Pesaran, A.; Oweis, S.; Chagnon, G.; Ashtiani, C.

2000-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Sludge Characteristics and Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Full-scale Wastewater Treatment Plants in China by Mass and Energy Balances  

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Energy balances were used to evaluate the characteristics of sludge and to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions in the WWTPs in this study. To avoid the errors, mass balances by TP have been used to calibrate the relating data before making energy ... Keywords: Sludge, CEP, mass balance, energy balance, carbon dioxide

Gan Wang; Yongzhen Peng; Shuying Wang; Gan Wang; Hongxun Hou

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of HYCOM-GOM for Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment in the Florida Strait  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is assessing and mapping the potential off-shore ocean current hydrokinetic energy resources along the U.S. coastline, excluding tidal currents, to facilitate market penetration of water power technologies. This resource assessment includes information on the temporal and three-dimensional spatial distribution of the daily averaged power density, and the overall theoretical hydrokinetic energy production, based on modeled historical simulations spanning a 7-year period of record using HYCOM-GOM, an ocean current observation assimilation model that generates a spatially distributed three-dimensional representation of daily averaged horizontal current magnitude and direction time series from which power density time series and their statistics can be derived. This study ascertains the deviation of HYCOM-GOM outputs, including transport (flow) and power density, from outputs based on three independent observation sources to evaluate HYCOM-GOM performance. The three independent data sources include NOAA s submarine cable data of transport, ADCP data at a high power density location, and HF radar data in the high power density region of the Florida Strait. Comparisons with these three independent observation sets indicate discrepancies with HYCOM model outputs, but overall indicate that the HYCOM-GOM model can provide an adequate assessment of the ocean current hydrokinetic resource in high power density regions like the Florida Strait. Additional independent observational data, in particular stationary ADCP measurements, would be useful for expanding this model performance evaluation study. ADCP measurements are rare in ocean environments not influenced by tides, and limited to one location in the Florida Strait. HF radar data, although providing great spatial coverage, is limited to surface currents only.

Neary, Vincent S [ORNL; Gunawan, Budi [ORNL; Ryou, Albert S [ORNL

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of seismic code provisions in the central U.S.: a performance evaluation of a reinforced concrete building  

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) for the 10% in 50 years earthquake and Collapse Prevention (CP) for the 2% in 50 years earthquake. For the member-level evaluation, the SMF designs met the LS performance objective, but none of the designs met the CP performance objective or the BSO. However...

Kueht, Erin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A WATER SHIELD FOR A SURFACE POWER REACTOR  

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Water based reactor shielding is being investigated for use on initial lunar surface power systems. A water shield may lower overall cost (as compared to development cost for other materials) and simplify operations in the setup and handling. The thermal hydraulic performance of the shield is of significant interest. The mechanism for transferring heat through the shield is natural convection. Natural convection in a 100 kWt lunar surface reactor shield design is evaluated with 2 kW power input to the water in the Water Shield Testbed (WST) at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The experimental data from the WST is used to validate a CFD model. Performance of the water shield on the lunar surface is then predicted with a CFD model anchored to test data. The experiment had a maximum water temperature of 75 C. The CFD model with 1/6-g predicts a maximum water temperature of 88 C with the same heat load and external boundary conditions. This difference in maximum temperature does not greatly affect the structural design of the shield, and demonstrates that it may be possible to use water for a lunar reactor shield.

REID, ROBERT S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; PEARSON, J. BOSIE [Los Alamos National Laboratory; STEWART, ERIC T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady-State Thermal Performance Evaluation of Steel-Framed Wall Assembly with Local Foam Insulation  

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During January and May, 2009, two configurations of steel-framed walls constructed with conventional 2 4 steel studs insulated with R-19 ~14cm. (5.5-in. thick) and R-13 ~9cm. (3.5-in. thick) fiberglass insulation batts were tested in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) guarded hot-box using ASTM C1363 test procedure. The first test wall used conventional 2 4 steel studs insulated with 2.5-cm. (1-in.) thick foam profiles, called stud snugglers. These stud snugglers converted the 2 4 wall assembly into a 2 6 assembly allowing application of R-19 fiberglass insulation. The second wall tested for comparison was a conventional 2 4 steel stud wall using R-13 insulation batts. Further, numerical simulations were performed in order to evaluate the steady-state thermal performance of various wood- and steel-framed wall assemblies. The effects of adding the stud-snugglers to the wood and steel studs were also investigated numerically. Different combinations of insulation and framing factor were used in the simulations.

Kosny, Jan [ORNL] [ORNL; Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL] [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy performance evaluation of fishing vessels by fuel mass flow measuring system  

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A new fuel consumption monitoring system was set up for research purpose in order to evaluate the energy performance of fishing vessels under different operating conditions. The system has been tested on two semi-pelagic pair trawlers in the Adriatic Sea with an engine power of around 900 kW, and with length overall of around 30 m. Both vessels work with a gear of similar design and size, the differences between the two vessels are in the propeller design and the hull material: the first with a controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and a metal hull, the second with a fixed pitch propeller (FPP) and a wooden hull. The fuel monitoring system conceived at CNR-ISMAR Ancona (Italy) consists of two mass flow sensors, one multichannel recorder and one GPS data logger. The working time duration, the vessel speed, the total fuel consumption and the instant fuel rate were logged by the system. A typical commercial round trip for a semi-pelagic trawler consists of several fishing operations (steaming, trawling sailing, etc.). Fuel consumption rate and vessel speed data were used to identify energy performance under different vessel-operating conditions. The highest fuel demands were during the trawling (130 l/h at 4.4 kn) and the steaming (100–130 l/h at 11 kn) phases. Fuel savings of up to 15% could be obtained by reducing the navigation speed of half a knot.

Antonello Sala; Francesco De Carlo; Gabriele Buglioni; Alessandro Lucchetti

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and performance evaluation of a new passive neutron albedo reactivity counter for safeguards measurements  

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Abstract A prototype 3He-based Passive Neutron Albedo Reactivity (PNAR) counter was developed and tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in collaboration with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to measure the fissile content in electrochemical recycling (ER) product materials. The counter consists of 16 3He cylindrical gas-filled proportional counters at 4 atm of pressure embedded in high-density polyethylene. In this work, experimental measurements were performed at LANL to characterize the performance of the PNAR counter using surrogate materials for the uranium metal ingot. The purpose of these experiments was to: 1) measure the operating and calibration parameters of the PNAR counter (e.g. efficiency profiles, coincidence gate fractions, die-away time) and 2) evaluate the accuracy and sensitivity of the PNAR method and the time correlated induced fission (TCIF) method for quantifying the 235U mass in PWR fresh LEU fuel rods and Materials Testing Reactor (MTR) HEU fuel plates. A small 244Cm reference source (13,373 n/s) was placed in the center of the fuel rods and fuel plates to simulate spontaneous fission from sub-ppm (parts per million) levels of Cm contamination in the U ingot. In order to compare the relative accuracy of the PNAR and TCIF methods for quantifying 235U mass, calibration curves were generated for the net doubles rate and the doubles Cd ratio using the Deming software. The results from this experiment will be used to obtain a better understanding of the sensitivity of the PNAR and TCIF methods for samples with low neutron multiplication. Furthermore, this experimental measurement data will also help inform safeguards research and development (R&D) efforts on the viability of nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques and detector designs for quantifying fissile content in ER product materials. Future work will include performing measurements with the PNAR counter on small samples of U/TRU materials.

Adrienne M. LaFleur; Seong-Kyu Ahn; Howard O. Menlove; Michael C. Browne; Ho-Dong Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clinical Evaluation of a GP5+/6+-Based Luminex Assay Having Full High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Genotyping Capability and an Internal Control  

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...LMNX using a sample panel and infrastructure provided by the international...HPV66 (class 2B) (1). The Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2; Qiagen...comparison of an automated hybrid capture 2 assay and the consensus...against the performance of hybrid capture 2 for the purpose of...

D. T. Geraets; K. Cuschieri; M. N. C. de Koning; L. J. van Doorn; P. J. F. Snijders; C. J. L. M. Meijer; W. G. V. Quint; M. Arbyn

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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16.2 - Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, Non-Management and Operating Contracts  

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Chapter 16.2 (July 2012) Chapter 16.2 (July 2012) 1 Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, Non- Management and Operating Contracts [Reference: FAR 6, FAR 16, FAR 22, FAR 32, FAR 46, DEAR 915.404-4-72, DEAR 916.405-2, DEAR 970.1504-1, and Acquisition Guide Chapter 16.1] Overview The policy of the DOE is to maximize contractor performance and to align costs with performance through the use of performance-based management as a strategic contract management tool to plan for, manage, and evaluate contractor performance. An important function of contract administration is the ability, or the opportunity, to manage the environment within which the contracted effort is proceeding and, most importantly, to facilitate adjustments to that effort to meet the demand and changes as

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Evaluation of the long-term environmental performance of Greek lignite-fired power stations  

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Abstract At national, regional and global level, there is no doubt that the electric generation from fossil fuel-fired power plants is one of the greatest causes of air pollution and climate change. However, fossil fuels contribute more than 70% in the planet electricity generation during the last 30 years. In Greece, lignite is the only proved significant indigenous fossil fuel source, currently representing about 50% of the national electricity generation (a situation which is not expected to change dramatically in the near future). As a result, owed to the use of local lignite reserves (poor quality lignite), the Greek Lignite Thermal Power Stations (LTPSs) are responsible for the production of significant airborne emissions and particle releases (e.g. CO2, SO2, NOX, PM). At the same time, Greece, on top of the Kyoto Protocol, has accepted specific obligations and incorporated into its national legislation several air quality Directives concerning the reduction of various harmful gases and particle releases attributed to fossil fuel combustion. Thus, wide scrutiny of concentration time series of all these airborne emissions constitutes an important indicator of the current technology used, considering at the same time that any violation noted should be the object of serious national concern. Under this argument, the current work presents and evaluates the long-term environmental performance of the Greek lignite-based electricity generation system as far as CO2, NOX, SO2 and PM are concerned up to the year 2011. According to the results obtained, one may rank the operating \\{LTPSs\\} according to their environmental performance giving to the Greek society the necessary tools to determine their utilisation factor on top of the techno-economic criteria used up to now.

J.K. Kaldellis; M. Kapsali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan for evaluating the operational performance of the prototype nested, fixed-depth fluidic sampler  

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The PHMC will provide Low Activity Wastes (LAW) tank wastes for final treatment by a privatization contractor from two double-shell feed tanks, 241-AP-102 and 241-AP-104. Concerns about the inability of the baseline ''grab'' sampling to provide large volume samples within time constraints has led to the development of a nested, fixed-depth sampling system. This sampling system will provide large volume, representative samples without the environmental, radiation exposure, and sample volume impacts of the current base-line ''grab'' sampling method. A plan has been developed for the cold testing of this nested, fixed-depth sampling system with simulant materials. The sampling system will fill the 500-ml bottles and provide inner packaging to interface with the Hanford Sites cask shipping systems (PAS-1 and/or ''safe-send''). The sampling system will provide a waste stream that will be used for on-line, real-time measurements with an at-tank analysis system. The cold tests evaluate the performance and ability to provide samples that are representative of the tanks' content within a 95 percent confidence interval, to sample while mixing pumps are operating, to provide large sample volumes (1-15 liters) within a short time interval, to sample supernatant wastes with over 25 wt% solids content, to recover from precipitation- and settling-based plugging, and the potential to operate over the 20-year expected time span of the privatization contract.

REICH, F.R.

1999-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of a 250 kW switched reluctance starter generator  

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This paper describes the system integration and performance evaluation testing of a high speed, 250 kW starter/generator [S/G] system used for starting and secondary electrical power extraction from an aircraft propulsion gas turbine. The effort described here is part of a contract sponsored by the USAF, Wright Laboratories, WPAFB. The paper describes a switched reluctance [SR] machine which is operating both as a motor and generator in a speed range of 0 to 22,224 rpm. Additionally it is one of the highest rated motor/generator systems in the SR technology. The system employs two independent channels consisting of two groups of three phase windings, two three phase inverters, and two controllers and can provide two different power output buses for independent loading. The system hardware is described briefly followed by a detailed description of the test results. These show some surprises with regards to single channel operating mode. A brief derivation and explanation of the findings is provided. The motor/generator system is planned to be part of a more electric aircraft power system.

Richter, E.; Ferreira, C.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of job performance aids to increase human performance reliability: A case study in the evaluation of human factors principles  

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In an assessment of criticality safety it is reported that human elements are the primary criticality risk at the Rocky Flats Plant. This statement was based on two findings. First, the most of the tasks and manipulations conducted with radioactive material used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons components are carried out by humans. Secondly, and more importantly, that the results of an analysis of recent criticality safety procedural infractions indicates that many infractions are due to human error and human performance issues. The results of this investigation are supported by analysis of all criticality safety procedural infractions that have occurred at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) through July 1989.

Hallbert, B.P.; Rodriguez, M.A.; Harbour, G.L.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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5.1 FACULTY EVALUATION PROCEDURE SUMMARY For complete information on Performance Evaluations, see Section 7 of the Faculty Handbook.  

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in academic planning, programmatic review, and other internal activities, (b) for consideration, along Section 7 of the Faculty Handbook. Annual evaluation of the faculty of the Colorado School of Mines should individual excellence and achievement within a framework of shared and accepted standards of equitable

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

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

Picha, Dale Louis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Model and Influence Factors Analysis on Comprehensive Performance of Green Buildings  

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management. In order to solve problems of subjectivity, uncertainty and impossibility of quantitative analysis when evaluating green building, this study establishes a multi-level fuzzy evaluation model by means of fuzzy mathematics method to analyze...

Sun, J.; Wu, Y.; Dai, Z.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of synthetic-fuel character effects on rich-lean stationary gas-turbine combustion systems. Volume 2. Full-scale test program. Final report  

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The effect of burner geometric scale on the emissions and performance produced by staged, rich lean combustors was investigated. Tests were conducted using a 25-cm diameter burner and the results obtained were compared with results previously obtained using a similar, but smaller (12.5-cm diameter) burner. The larger burner employed a convectively-cooled rich-burn section; the size of the burner is the size of the burner cans employed in the 25 Megawatt FT4 industrial gas turbine. Scale effects are of concern in staged rich/lean combustors because of the suspected critical importance of quench air jet penetration and fuel injector spray distribution, both processes being scaled dependent. Tests were conducted both with No. 2 petroleum distillate and with a nitrogen-bearing, middle-distillate synthetic fuel produced by the H-Coal process. Measurements of burner exit temperature profile, liner temperature, gaseous emission, and smoke emissions are presented and the results compared with subscale test results.

Kennedy, J.B.; McVey, J.B.; Rosfjord, T.J.; Russel, P.; Beal, G.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Surface Treatment on the Performance of Stainless Steels for SOFC Interconnect Applications  

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Pack cementation-like Cerium based surface treatments have been found to be effective in enhancing the oxidation resistance of ferritic steels (Crofer 22APU) for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) applications. The application of either a CeN- or CeO2 based surface treatment results in a decrease in weight gain by a factor of three after 4000 hours exposure to air+3%H2O at 800oC. Similar oxide scales formed on treated and untreated surfaces, with a continuous Cr-Mn outer oxide layer and a continuous inner Cr2O3 layer formed on the surface. However, the thickness of the scales, and the amount of internal oxidation were significantly reduced with the treatment, leading to the decrease in oxidation rate. This presentation will detail the influence of the treatment on the electrical properties of the interconnect. Half-cell experiments (LSM cathode sandwiched between two steel interconnects) and full SOFC button cell experiments were run with treated and untreated interconnects. Preliminary results indicate the Ce treatment can improve SOFC performance.

Alman, D.E.; Holcomb, Adler, T.A.; G.R.; Wilson, R.D.; Jablonski, P.D.

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AIR-TO-AIR HEAT PUMP COUPLED WITH TEMPERATE AIR-SOURCES INTEGRATED INTO A DWELLING  

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AIR-TO-AIR HEAT PUMP COUPLED WITH TEMPERATE AIR-SOURCES INTEGRATED.peuportier@mines-paristech.fr, Tel.: +33 1 40 51 91 51 ABSTRACT An inverter-driven air-to-air heat pump model has been developped capacity air-to-air heat pump coupled with temperate air sources (crawlspace, attic, sunspace, heat

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Simulation studies to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the performance of naturally fractured reservoirs. Annual report  

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The first of a three-year research program to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the recovery of oil and gas from naturally fractured reservoirs has been completed. The objectives of the study are to (1) evaluate the reservoir conditions where fracture closure is significant, and (2) evaluate innovative fluid injection techniques capable of maintaining pressure within the reservoir. Simulation studies were conducted with a dual porosity simulator capable of simulating the performance of vertical and horizontal wells. Each simulator was initialized using properties typical of the Austin Chalk reservoir in Pearsall Field, Texas. Simulations of both vertical and horizontal well performance were made assuming that fracture permeability was insensitive to pressure change. Sensitivity runs indicate that the simulator is predicting the effects of critical reservoir parameters in a logical and consistent manner. The results to-date confirm that horizontal wells can increase both oil recovery rate and total oil recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs. The year one simulation results will provide the baseline for the ongoing study which will evaluate the performance degradation caused by the sensitivity of fracture permeability to pressure change, and investigate fluid injection pressure maintenance as a means to improve oil recovery performance. The study is likely to conclude that fracture closure decreases oil recovery and that pressure support achieved through fluid injection could be beneficial in improving recovery.

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1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Clinical performance evaluation of Sofia® RSV FIA rapid antigen test for the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection  

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...Clinical performance evaluation of Sofia RSV FIA rapid antigen test for the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection Jin...comparatively with the BinaxNow RSV Card and the SD Bioline RSV test using 348 respiratory samples. The Sofia, BinaxNow and SD Bioline...

Jin Woo Jang; Chi Hyun Cho; Myung-Hyun Nam; Soo Young Yoon; Chang Kyu Lee; Chae Seung Lim; Woo Joo Kim

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

187

Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui High Performance Computing Center  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Study evaluates the energy efficiency of a new, liquid-cooled computing system applied in a retrofit project compared to the previously used air-cooled system.

188

Decision Theory for Performance Evaluation of New Technologies Incorporating Institutional Issues: Application to Traffic Control Implementation  

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Welfare Functions," Theory and Decision, 6, 311- IBI (1995),system evaluation and decision-theory techniques areevaluation and decision-theory. Transportation System

Mattingly, Stephen P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Performance evaluations of gyrokinetic Eulerian code GT5D on massively parallel multi-core platforms  

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A gyrokinetic toroidal five dimensional Eulerian code GT5D [Y.Idomura et. al., Comput. Phys. Commun 179, 391 (2008)] is ported on five advanced massively parallel platforms and comprehensive benchmark tests are performed. Sustained performances ... Keywords: Eulerian code, GT5D, fusion plasma turbulence, gyrokinetic simulation, hybrid parallel model, sustained performance

Yasuhiro Idomura; Sébastien Jolliet

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Operator Performance Metrics for Control Room Modernization: A Practical Guide for Early Design Evaluation  

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As control rooms are modernized with new digital systems at nuclear power plants, it is necessary to evaluate the operator performance using these systems as part of a verification and validation process. There are no standard, predefined metrics available for assessing what is satisfactory operator interaction with new systems, especially during the early design stages of a new system. This report identifies the process and metrics for evaluating human system interfaces as part of control room modernization. The report includes background information on design and evaluation, a thorough discussion of human performance measures, and a practical example of how the process and metrics have been used as part of a turbine control system upgrade during the formative stages of design. The process and metrics are geared toward generalizability to other applications and serve as a template for utilities undertaking their own control room modernization activities.

Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Thomas Ulrich; Jeffrey Joe

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications  

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The objective of this report is to provide a test plan for V2G testing. The test plan is designed to test and evaluate the vehicle's power electronics capability to provide power to the grid, and to evaluate the vehicle's ability to connect and disconnect from the utility according to a subset of the IEEE Std. 1547 tests.

Chakraborty, S.; Kramer, W.; Kroposki, B.; Martin, G.; McNutt, P.; Kuss, M.; Markel, T.; Hoke, A.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Design and performance evaluation of group communication in parallel and distributed systems  

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Al-Dubai,A.Y. Ould-Khaoua,M. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), to appear Nova Science Publishers

Al-Dubai, A.Y.; Ould-Khaoua, M.

193

Drive train improvements and performance evaluation of a robotically steered needle  

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The focus of this thesis is on the design and evaluation of a robust drive mechanism intended to robotically steer a thermal ablation electrode. The device is intended to enable more efficient kidney tumor ablation therapy ...

Graves, Carmen Marten-Ellis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Evaluation of kinetic parameters appropriate for modeling urethane foam insulation performance  

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Computer codes which model the pyrolysis of thermal insulators for in-depth temperature response are particularly sensitive to the kinetic parameters used in the code. The parameter values, which are evaluated...

I. Auerbach

195

A new technique for the performance evaluation of clean-in-place disinfection of biofilms  

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A concentric cylinder reactor (CCR) is described that enables the steady-state kinetics of microbial biofilms to be evaluated under conditions of constant nutrient flow and variable shear-stress. The reactor h...

L Willcock; P Gilbert; J Holah; G Wirtanen…

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Application of BP neural network in evaluating e-business performance for service industry  

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The BP neural network model has a convergence and self-adaptability. Based on BP neural network algorithms, we establish the prediction system of e-business performance for Chinese service industry. According to our former studies, the e-business performance ...

Maomao Chi; Jing Zhao

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

An Evaluation of Molecular Dynamics Performance on the Hybrid Cray XK6 Supercomputer  

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For many years, the drive towards computational physics studies that match the size and time-scales of experiment has been fueled by increases in processor and interconnect performance that could be exploited with relatively little modification to existing codes. Engineering and electrical power constraints have disrupted this trend, requiring more drastic changes to both hardware and software solutions. Here, we present details of the Cray XK6 architecture that achieves increased performance with the use of GPU accelerators. We review software development efforts in the LAMMPS molecular dynamics package that have been implemented in order to utilize hybrid high performance computers. We present benchmark results for solid-state, biological, and mesoscopic systems and discuss some challenges for utilizing hybrid systems. We present some early work in improving application performance on the XK6 and performance results for the simulation of liquid copper nanostructures with the embedded atom method.

Brown, W Michael [ORNL] [ORNL; Nguyen, Trung D [ORNL] [ORNL; Fuentes-Cabrera, Miguel A [ORNL] [ORNL; Fowlkes, Jason Davidson [ORNL] [ORNL; Rack, Philip D [ORNL] [ORNL; Berger, Mark [NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA] [NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

USE OF ONE-ON ANALYSIS TO EVALUATE TOTAL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE  

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This report presents the results of analyses of the hypothetical performance of the various configurations of selected natural and engineered elements of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository. These analyses were conducted upon the recommendation of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) regarding an alternative approach to investigate the identified natural and engineered barriers and associated processes with respect to the postclosure performance of the proposed Yucca Mountain repository. The analyses were conducted per Technical Work Plan (TWP) TWP-MGR-PA-000011 REV 00, Section 3.2.4, Task 2, which states that the task involves ''Identification of barriers that are important to repository performance:'' by means of ''one-on'' analyses to gain a better understanding of repository performance relative to previously identified barriers.'' The ''One-on Analysis'' was performed per Administrative Procedure AP-SIII.9Q. The NWTRB previously reviewed similar analyses conducted by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (EPRI 2002 [158069]). The approach of the investigation was to simulate the hypothetical performance of the repository after an arbitrarily chosen successive addition of each of the selected natural and engineered barrier components and associated processes that provide for the overall safety of the repository. Because the repository system will behave as an integrated system, the combined interaction of all the processes and barriers identified in this report will provide the ultimate repository performance as indicated in various performance-assessment analyses for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) M&O 2000 [153246]; Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC (BSC) 2001 [155950]; and Williams 2001 [157307]. The analyses presented in this report should not be construed as an indication, for the chosen additive sequence, of the relative importance on any one barrier or process. Rather, the results of these analyses provide an indication of the relative performance of those barriers and processes and an understanding of their contribution to the overall performance of the proposed repository system. The analyses in this report considered the nominal-performance scenario only, and did not address performance following unlikely disruptive events (e.g., volcanic activity) (10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 63.342).

G.J. Saulnier Jr.

2002-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

199

Evaluating the energy performance of the first generation of LEED-certified commercial buildings  

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one element of sustainable building design, and we hope thatDesign (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildingsdesign expectations for energy performance is just one step towards moving the existing commercial building market towards a more sustainable

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

An Iterative Approach to Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of Integrated Services Networks \\Lambda  

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is supported in part by ONR and DARPA under contract N00014­91­C­0195 to Honeywell and Computer Science Research Projects Agency, ONR, the U.S. Government or Honeywell. cial to the overall performance

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GHG Mitigation Technology Performance Evaluations Underway at the GHG Technology Verification Center  

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The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Technology Verification Center is one of 12 ... technology performance data. The Center focuses on GHG mitigation and monitoring technologies and has completed ... natural gas industry, e...

Stephen D. Piccot; David A. Kirchgessner

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Performance Evaluation of Multiuser Selection Scheme in HANs of Smart Grid  

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In Home Area Networks (HANs) of Smart Grid with the promising WiFi Direct technique, multiuser ... performance of multiuser selection scheme in HANs of Smart Grid is related with several factors, i.e...

Zhuo Li; Qilian Liang; Baoju Zhang…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Thermal performance evaluation of a solar air heater with and without thermal energy storage  

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This communication presents the experimental study and performance analysis of a solar air heater with and without phase change ... found that the output temperature in case with thermal energy storage (TES) is h...

V. V. Tyagi; A. K. Pandey; S. C. Kaushik…

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Performance and Policy Evaluation of Solar Energy Technologies for Domestic Application in Ireland.  

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?? The aim of this research is to investigate the techno-economic and environmental performance of domestic scale grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) and forced circulation solar water… (more)

Ayompe, Lacour, (Thesis)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

An evaluation of the impacts of aging on skeletal muscle performance in several mammalian divers  

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caused by increased buoyancy and decreased aerobic dive limit become apparent. The model also addresses the idea that behavioral plasticity may allow older animals to compensate for age-related performance constraints....

Hindle, Allyson Gayle

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

206

Evaluation of Model Results and Measured Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes in Hawaii: Preprint  

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The Kaupuni community consists of 19 affordable net-zero energy homes that were built within the Waianae Valley of Oahu, Hawaii in 2011. The project was developed for the native Hawaiian community led by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. This paper presents a comparison of the modeled and measured energy performance of the homes. Over the first year of occupancy, the community as a whole performed within 1% of the net-zero energy goals. The data show a range of performance from house to house with the majority of the homes consistently near or exceeding net-zero, while a few fall short of the predicted net-zero energy performance. The impact of building floor plan, weather, and cooling set point on this comparison is discussed. The project demonstrates the value of using building energy simulations as a tool to assist the project to achieve energy performance goals. Lessons learned from the energy performance monitoring has had immediate benefits in providing feedback to the homeowners, and will be used to influence future energy efficient designs in Hawaii and other tropical climates.

Norton, P.; Kiatreungwattana, K.; Kelly, K. J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Study on Performance Verification and Evaluation of District Heating and Cooling System Using Thermal Energy of River Water  

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September 16, 2014 NIKKEN SEKKEI Research Institute Naoki Takahashi Study on Performance Verification and Evaluation of District Heating and Cooling System Using Thermal Energy of River Water ESL-IC-14-09-19 Proceedings of the 14th International... of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 District heating and cooling system in Nakanoshima 4 Characteristics of heat supply plant in Nakanoshima district -River water is utilized as heat...

Takahashi,N.; Niwa, H.; Kawano,M.; Koike,K.; Koga,O.; Ichitani, K.; Mishima,N.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Simulation studies to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the performance of naturally fractured reservoirs. Annual report  

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The second year of this three-year research program to evaluate the effect of fracture closure on the recovery of oil and gas from naturally fractured reservoirs has been completed. The overall objectives of the study are to: (1) evaluate the reservoir conditions where fracture closure is significant, and (2) evaluate innovative fluid injection techniques capable of maintaining pressure within the reservoir. Simulation studies have been conducted with a dual porosity simulator capable of simulating the performance of vertical and horizontal wells. Each simulation model has been initialized with properties typical of the Austin Chalk reservoir in Pearsall Field, Texas. During year one, simulations of both vertical and horizontal well performance were made assuming that fracture permeability was insensitive to pressure charge. The results confirmed that horizontal wells could increase both rate of oil recovery and total oil recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs. During the second year the performances of the same vertical and horizontal wells were evaluated with the assumption that fracture permeability was a function of reservoir pressure. This required repetition of most of the natural depletion cases simulated in year one while invoking the pressure-sensitive fracture permeability option. To investigate sensitivity to in situ stress, two stress conditions were simulated for each primary variable. The water injection cases, begun in year one, were extended to include most of the reservoir parameters investigated for natural depletion, including fracture permeability as a function of net stress and the use of horizontal wells. The results thus far confirm that pressure-sensitive fractures degrade well performance and that the degradation is reduced by water injection pressure maintenance. Furthermore, oil recovery can be significantly increased by water injection pressure maintenance.

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1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Evaluation of F1 cows sired by Brahman, Boran, and Tuli for reproductive and maternal performance and cow longevity  

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Thesis by SAMANTHA F. CUNNINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, James O. Sanders... EVALUATION OF F 1 COWS SIRED BY BRAHMAN, BORAN, AND TULI FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL PERFORMANCE AND COW LONGEVITY A Thesis by SAMANTHA F. CUNNINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

Cunningham, Samantha Fern

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Acciona Solar Technology Performance Evaluation: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-384  

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Under this agreement, NREL will work with Acciona to conduct joint testing, evaluation, and data collection related to Acciona's solar technologies and systems. This work includes, but is not limited to, testing and evaluation of solar component and system technologies, data collection and monitoring, performance evaluation, reliability testing, and analysis. This work will be conducted at Acciona's Nevada Solar One (NSO) power plant and NREL test facilities. Specific projects will be developed on a task order basis. Each task order will identify the name of the project and deliverables to be produced under the task order. Each task order will delineate an estimated completion date based on a project's schedule. Any reports developed under this CRADA must be reviewed by both NREL and Acciona and approved by each organization prior to publication of results or documents.

Mehos, M. S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Performance Evaluation of Three On-Site Adulterant Detection Devices for Urine Specimens  

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......prepared with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration...Sensitivity and Specificity Substance Abuse Detection methods Substance-Related...specimenscollected for drug-of-abuse testing was evaluated: the...and readily available via the internet and drug para- phernalia magazines......

Michelle R. Peace; Lisa D. Tarnai

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Solar energy system performance evaluation. Seasonal report for Fern Lansing, Lansing, Michigan  

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The Solar Energy System was designed by Fern Engineering Company, Bourne, Massachusetts to provide space heating and domestic hot water preheating for a 1300 square foot single-family residence located in Lansing, Michigan. The Solar Energy System consists of a 278 square foot flat-plate air collector subsystem, a three 120-gallon tank storage subsystem, a 40 gallon domestic hot water tank subsystem, a liquid/air heat exchanger, an energy transport module, pumps, controls and heat transfer medium lines. Natural gas provides the auxiliary energy for the space heating (100,000 Btu/h) and hot water (70,000 Btu/h) subsystems. The system is shown schematically and has five modes of operation. Typical system operation, system operating sequence, performance assessment, system performance, subsystems performance (collector array, storage, hot water, space heating), operating energy, energy savings, and maintenance are discussed. A brief summary of all pertinent parameters is presented.

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Performance evaluation of the site built trickle solar collector system to heat swimming pool  

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This report discusses the analysis and field experiment conducted to determine the thermal performance of a particular trickle water collector design. Specific areas examined include the effect of the aspect ratio, flow rate and tilt angle on the collector performance. The exact solar radiation on the sinusoidal absorber plate has to be theoretically calculated. The influence of various design parameters such as corrugation height and width, distance between cover and absorber, tilt angle, and flow rate on the performance is rather small. For a small temperature increase between fluid inlet and outlet the agreement between experimental and theoretical results appears to be reasonable. However, for the higher fluid inlet temperature, and for larger temperature increase, the actual collector efficiency deviates significantly to indicate the necessity of a correction factor such as fogging on the cover plate to the theoretical consideration.

Lee, J.H.; Park, W.H.; Park, K.S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Performance evaluation of CSI-based unified power quality conditioner using artificial neural network  

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In recent years unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) is being used as a universal active power conditioning device to mitigate both current as well as voltage harmonics at a distribution end of power system network. The performance of UPQC mainly depends upon how quickly and accurately compensation signals are derived. The artificial neural network (ANN) trained with conventional compensator data, can deliver compensation signals more accurately and quickly than conventional compensator at varied load condition. This paper presents performance verification of CSI-based UPQC using artificial neural network. The ANN-based compensation system eliminates voltage as well as current harmonics with good dynamic response. Extensive simulation results using Matlab/Simulink for RL load connected through an uncontrolled bridge rectifier validates the performance of ANN compensator.

K. Vadirajacharya; P. Agarwal; H.O. Gupta

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Hanford Tank Farms Waste Feed Flow Loop Phase VI: PulseEcho System Performance Evaluation  

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This document presents the visual and ultrasonic PulseEcho critical velocity test results obtained from the System Performance test campaign that was completed in September 2012 with the Remote Sampler Demonstration (RSD)/Waste Feed Flow Loop cold-test platform located at the Monarch test facility in Pasco, Washington. This report is intended to complement and accompany the report that will be developed by WRPS on the design of the System Performance simulant matrix, the analysis of the slurry test sample concentration and particle size distribution (PSD) data, and the design and construction of the RSD/Waste Feed Flow Loop cold-test platform.

Denslow, Kayte M.; Bontha, Jagannadha R.; Adkins, Harold E.; Jenks, Jeromy WJ; Hopkins, Derek F.

2012-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

216

Evaluation of the effect of capacity upon the performance of four industrial asbestos vacuum cleaners  

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(Continued) CONCLUSIONS. R ECOMMENDAT I ONS REFERENCES. APPENDIX A--SELECTED EXCERPTS FROM THE USPHS/NIOSH MEMBRANE FILTER METHOD FOR EVALUATING AIPBORNE ASBESTOS FIBERS (TR-84). . APPENDIX B--AMERICAN CLEANING MINUTEMAN ASBESTOS VACUUM CLEANER... OPERATING AND FILTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS. APPENDIX C--ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE (ANOVA). . . VITA. ~Pa e 73 76 77 80 92 99 106 LIST OF TABLES Tabl e Yacuum Cleaner Specifications. Pa&ac 27 II. Sampling Data for Minuteman Asbestos Yacuum...

Loflin, Wilburn Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

217

Nuclear Fusion Simulation Code Optimization and Performance Evaluation on GPU Cluster  

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The conservative global gyrokinetic toroidal full-f five-dimensional Vlasov simulation (GT5D) is a nuclear fusion simulation program designed to analyze turbulence phenomena in tokamak plasma. In this research, we optimize it for graphics processing ... Keywords: Nuclear Fusion, GPGPU, CUDA

Norihisa Fujita, Hideo Nuga, Taisuke Boku, Yasuhiro Idomura

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

IEEE 802.11e Contention-Based Channel Access (EDCF) Performance Evaluation  

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. We also consider an optional feature of the EDCF, called contention-free burst (CFB), which allows. Furthermore, the CFB is found to enhance the EDCF performance by increasing the overall system throughput the contention-free burst (CFB) [7] that allows a station to transmit multiple MAC frames consecutively as long

Choi, Sunghyun

219

Performance evaluations of ZigBee in different smart grid environments  

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Recently, ZigBee Smart Energy profile has been developed for various smart grid applications, such as automatic metering, demand response, load control, power fraud detection, fault diagnostics, and distribution automation. In this paper, the performance ... Keywords: IEEE 802.15.4, Ns-2, Smart grid, Wireless sensor networks, ZigBee

B. E. Bilgin; V. C. Gungor

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

A performance evaluation of an automotive magnetorheological brake design with a sliding mode controller  

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industries due to its potential to improve vehicle perfor- mance, safety and cost. The ``x'' in x Engineering, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P6 flow and heat transfer analysis. The performance of the MRB in a vehicle was studied using a quarter

Park, Edward

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Evaluation of Ambient Particulate Matter (PM) Sampler Performance Through Wind Tunnel Testing  

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.46. The mean cut-point and slope values were statistically different from the upper limit of EPA-specified performance criteria of 10.5 mu m for the cut-point and 1.6 for the slope. The PM10 samplers over-sampled cornstarch but under-sampled ultrafine and fine...

Guha, Abhinav

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

222

Performance Evaluation of a MongoDB and Hadoop Platform for Scientific Data Analysis  

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Project are using MongoDB, a document oriented NoSQL store. However, there is a limited understanding- laborators are added onto the project over time. MongoDB provides an appropriate data model and query language for this application. However, the project also needs to perform complex statistical data mining

223

Evaluating the effects of the number of caverns on the performance of underground oil storage facilities  

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Three dimensional finite element calculations were performed to investigate the effect field size, in terms of the number of caverns, on the performance of SPR oil storage caverns leached in domal salt (interms of surface subsidence, storage losses, and cavern integrity). The calculations were performed for cavern fields containing 1, 7, 19, and an infinite number of caverns. The magnitude and volume of subsidence was significantly affected by increasing the number of caverns (nearly an order of magnitude increase was predicted for each increase in field size), while the extent of subsidence (approximately 2000 m fromthe center of the field) and storage loss were not. Furthermore, the percentage of storage loss volume manifested as surface subsidence increased as the cavern field was enlarged. This was attributed to elasticvolumetric dilatation of overlying strata. The multiple cavern calculations demonstrate that storage losses are greater for caverns farther from the center of the caverns field. Based on an accumulated strain stability criteria, the larger cavern fields are predicted to have a shorter life. This criteria also indicates that caverns on the periphery of a field may show signs of instability before the inner caverns. The West Hackberry site (containing 22 caverns) subsidence data closely agrees with the 19 cavern model subsidence predictions, providing confidence in the calculations. Even a 19 cavern field, substantially large by SPR standards, does not approach the behavior predicted by infinite cavern models (which are frequently used because they are economical). This demonstrates that 3D modeling is required to accurately investigate the performance of a multi-cavern array. Although based on a typical SPR cavern design, the results of this study describe mechanics common to all multi-cavern fields and should, in general, be useful tocavern engineers and architects.

Hoffman, E.L.; Ehgartner, B.L.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Evaluation of Vegetative Roofs' Performance on Energy Consumption in Hot and Humid Climates  

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States are incorporating vegetative roofs. The development in 1998 of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System, a voluntary green building standard for grading buildings for their environmental performance, has..., we consulted online and in-print publications on vegetative roofs and sustainable architecture. In addition, we approached the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program, since it is likely that such buildings are LEED certified, or have applied...

Anderson, J.; Azarbayjani, M.

225

Performance Evaluation 69 (2012) 601622 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect  

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) minimizing the total energy used in order to complete arriving jobs by their deadlines, e.g., [14 and their completion of service, given a set energy/heat budget, e.g., [16­18]. Many settings have neither job, the performance metric considered is E[T]+E[E]/ , where T is the response time of a job, E is the energy expended

Tang, A. Kevin

226

Performance Evaluation of a ground source heat pump system based on ANN and ANFIS models  

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-mail address: pingfanghu21@163.com, pingfanghu@hust.edu.cn (P.Hu) ESL-IC-14-09-38 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 air temperature leaving/entering the condenser... the evaporator temperature, condenser temperature, sub cooling temperature, superheating temperature and cooling capacity. ZHAO Jing [6,7] made a post evaluation before the renovation of a central air-conditioning system of a large-scale public building and a...

Sun, W.; Hu, P.; Lei, F.; Zhu, N.; Zhang,J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and economic evaluation of the seahorse natural gas hot water heater conversion at Fort Stewart. Interim report, 1994 Summer  

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The federal government is the largest single energy consumer in the United States cost valued at nearly $10 billion annually. The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) supports efforts to reduce energy use and associated expenses in the federal sector. One such effort, the New Technology Demonstration Program (NTDP), seeks to evaluate new energy-saving US technologies and secure their more timely adoption by the US government. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is one of four DOE laboratories that participate in the New Technologies Demonstration Program, providing technical expertise and equipment to evaluate new, energy-saving technologies being studied under that program. This interim report provides the results of a field evaluation that PNL conducted for DOE/FEMP and the US Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) to examine the performance of a candidate energy-saving technology-a hot water heater conversion system to convert electrically heated hot water tanks to natural gas fuel. The unit was installed at a single residence at Fort Stewart, a US Army base in Georgia, and the performance was monitored under the NTDP. Participating in this effort under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) were Gas Fired Products, developers of the technology; the Public Service Company of North Carolina; Atlanta Gas Light Company; the Army Corps of Engineers; Fort Stewart; and Pacific Northwest Laboratory.

Winiarski, D.W.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and economic evaluation of the seahorse natural gas hot water heater conversion at Fort Stewart. Final report  

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The Federal government is the largest single energy consumer in the United States with consumption of nearly 1.5 quads/year of energy (10{sup 15} quad = 1015 Btu) and cost valued at nearly $10 billion annually. The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) supports efforts to reduce energy use and associated expenses in the Federal sector. One such effort, the New Technology Demonstration Program (NTDP) seeks to evaluate new energy -- saving US technologies and secure their more timely adoption by the US government. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is one of four DOE laboratories that participate in the New Technologies Demonstration Program, providing technical expertise and equipment to evaluate new, energy-saving technologies being studied under that program. This report provides the results of a field evaluation that PNL conducted for DOE/FEMP with funding support from the US Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) to examine the performance of 4 candidate energy-saving technology-a water heater conversion system to convert electrically powered water heaters to natural gas fuel. The unit was installed at a single residence at Fort Stewart, a US Army base in Georgia, and the performance was monitored under the NTDP. Participating in this effort under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) were Gas Fired Products, developers of the technology; the Public Service Company of North Carolina; Atlanta Gas Light Company; the Army Corps of Engineers; Fort Stewart; and Pacific Northwest Laboratory.

Winiarski, D.W.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of booster materials in the plastic bonded explosive PBX 9502 in a hemispherical wave breakout test  

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An explosive booster is normally required to initiate detonation in an insensitive high explosive (lHE). Booster materials must be ignitable by a conventional detonator and deliver sufficient energy and favorable pulse shape to initiate the IHE charge. The explosive booster should be as insensitive as reasonably possible to maintain the overall safety margin of the explosive assembly. A hemispherical wave breakout test termed the on ionskin test is one of the methods of testing the performance of booster materials in an initiation train assembly. There are several variations of this basic test which are known by other names. In this test, the wave breakout time-position history at the surface of a hemispherical IHE acceptor charge is recorded, and the relative uniformity of breakout allows qualitative comparison between booster candidates and quantitative comparison of several metrics. The results of a series of onionskin experiments evaluating the performance of some new booster formulations in the triaminotrinitrobenzene (TA TB) -based plastic bonded explosive PBX 9502 will be presented. The boosters were tested in an onionskin arrangement in which the booster pellet was cylindrical, and the tests were performed at a temperature of-55{sup o}C to emphasize variations in spreading performance. The modification from the traditional hemispherical geometry facilitated efficient explosive fabrication and charge assembly, but the results indicate that this geometry was not ideal for several reasons. Despite the complications arising from geometry, promising performance was observed from booster formulations including 3,3' -diamino-4,4'azoxyfurazan.

Hooks, Daniel E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morris, John S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Larry G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Francois, Elizabeth [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an inventor support service which performs early stage market and manufacturing evaluations. [Final Report  

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American businesses are learning the difficult high cost lesson of ignoring production and market factors (producibility, unit product cost (UPC), marketability, etc) during the engineering design phase of product development. Studies have shown that the Japanese spend three times as long as Americans in the design feasibility and decision process of new product introductions and one third the amount of time in the implementation of those products. There is a 20 to 1 cost benefit on effort applied in the design phase versus the production phase of the product life cycle. The number one goal of this project was to establish an organization that has, as one of its purposes, the providing of services responsive to the needs of independent inventors. The number two goal was to demonstrate the value of providing marketing and manufacturing counsel at an early stage in the product development process. The first study goal was met by providing the materials and information necessary to establish an evaluation team and an organization to handle such evaluations. The second study goal was met by demonstrating the impact of early market analysis and manufacturing considerations on product design and therefore on the description of the invention for four different inventions. These inventions were selected at various stages of development. Regardless of stage of development, the marketing and manufacturing reviews resulted in significant changes in design and/or market positioning.

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1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an inventor support service which performs early stage market and manufacturing evaluations. Final report  

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American businesses are learning the difficult high cost lesson of ignoring production and market factors (producibility, unit product cost (UPC), marketability, etc) during the engineering design phase of product development. Studies have shown that the Japanese spend three times as long as Americans in the design feasibility and decision process of new product introductions and one third the amount of time in the implementation of those products. There is a 20 to 1 cost benefit on effort applied in the design phase versus the production phase of the product life cycle. The number one goal of this project was to establish an organization that has, as one of its purposes, the providing of services responsive to the needs of independent inventors. The number two goal was to demonstrate the value of providing marketing and manufacturing counsel at an early stage in the product development process. The first study goal was met by providing the materials and information necessary to establish an evaluation team and an organization to handle such evaluations. The second study goal was met by demonstrating the impact of early market analysis and manufacturing considerations on product design and therefore on the description of the invention for four different inventions. These inventions were selected at various stages of development. Regardless of stage of development, the marketing and manufacturing reviews resulted in significant changes in design and/or market positioning.

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1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Performance evaluation of the quarter-scale Russian retrieval equipment for the removal of hazardous waste  

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This report describes the test program for evaluating the Russian Retrieval Equipment fabricated by the Integrated Mining Chemical Company (IMCC) and delivered to the US by Radiochem Services Company (RCSC), both of Russia. The testing and fabrication of this equipment were sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The tests described in this report were conducted at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) at the DOE Hanford Site by the Retrieval Process Development and Enhancement (RPD and E) team of the Tank Focus Area program (TFA). Tests were carried out jointly by Russian and US personnel for the purpose of evaluating the Russian Retrieval Equipment for potential deployment within the DOE complex. Section 1.0 of this report presents the objectives and a brief background for the test program. The Russian Equipment is described in Section 2.0. Section 3.0 describes the approach taken for testing the equipment. The results of the tests and an analysis of the data are described in Section 4.0. The results and observations obtained from the tests are discussed in Section 5.0. Recommendations and conclusions are presented in Section 6.0.

Enderlin, C.W.; Mullen, O.D.; Terrones, G.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synergization of air handling units for high energy efficiency in office buildings: Implementation methodology and performance evaluation  

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An integrating air-handling unit (IAHU) control theory has been proposed to improve the energy efficiency in office buildings by utilizing the regional and operation differences among multiple AHUs. Unlike the conventional AHU operation, where the units are controlled as independent systems without interaction, IAHU coordinates the \\{AHUs\\} based on the dynamic outside air conditions and system operation modes to achieve synergized energy performance and maintain the indoor air quality. The synergization strategy allows the outside air intake and the airflows to be orderly re-allocated among the \\{AHUs\\} when conditions are appropriate. This paper presents the implementation methodology and performance evaluation of IAHU in an open-plan office building with multiple AHUs. The allocation of airflows among the \\{AHUs\\} is described first to illustrate how IAHU deals with multiple \\{AHUs\\} in a building. The supervisory level control algorithm is then detailed and easy-to-follow flowcharts are provided based on the decision-making schema. A two-step hourly evaluation method and the energy simulation model are introduced. An office building with multiple \\{AHUs\\} is selected to assess the performance of IAHU. The study concludes that the innovative IAHU with the easy-to-implement strategy can be readily implemented to achieve high energy efficiency in open space office buildings.

Yuebin Yu; Mingsheng Liu; Haorong Li; Daihong Yu; Vivian Loftness

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and evaluation of gas-engine-driven rooftop air conditioning equipment at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station. Final report (revised October 21, 1996)  

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The performance was evaluated of a new US cooling technology that has been installed for the first time at a federal facility. The technology is a 15-ton natural gas-engine-driven rooftop air conditioning unit made by Thermo King. Two units were installed to serve the Navy Exchange at Willow Grove. The savings potential at Willow Grove is described and that in the federal sector estimated. Conditions for implementation are discussed. In summary, the new technology is generally cost-effective at sites where marginal electricity cost (per MBtu at the meter) is more than 4 times the marginal gas cost (per MBtu at the meter) and annual full-load-equivalent cooling hours exceed 2,000.

Armstrong, P.R.; Katipamula, S.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the energy performance of the first generation of LEED-certified commercial buildings  

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Over three hundred buildings have been certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildings as of January 2006. This paper explores the modeled and actual energy performance of a sample of 21 of these buildings that certified under LEED between December 2001 and August 2005, including how extensively the design teams pursued LEED energy-efficiency credits, the modeled design and baseline energy performance, and the actual energy use during the first few years of operation. We collected utility billing data from 2003-2005 and compared the billed energy consumption with the modeled energy use. We also calculated Energy Star ratings for the buildings and compared them to peer groups where possible. The mean savings modeled for the sample was 27% compared to their modeled baseline values. For the group of 18 buildings for which we have both modeled and billed energy use, the mean value for actual consumption was 1% lower than modeled energy use, with a wide variation around the mean. The mean Energy Star score was 71 out of a total of 100 points, higher than the average score of 50 but slightly below the Energy Star award threshold of 75 points. The paper discusses the limitations inherent to this type of analysis, such as the small sample size of disparate buildings, the uncertainties in actual floor area, and the discrepancies between metered sections of the buildings. Despite these limitations, the value of the work is that it presents an early view of the actual energy performance for a set of 21 LEED-certified buildings.

Diamond, Rick; Opitz, Mike; Hicks, Tom; Von Neida, Bill; Herrera, Shawn

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Comparative performance evaluation of cascaded air-source hydronic heat pumps  

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Abstract The results are reported of an investigation of the effects of cascading air-source heat pumps on performance for hydronic residential systems. Three heat pump systems are modeled as single-stage, single-refrigerant cascaded, and two-refrigerant cascaded. Energy and exergy analyses are performed, and a comparative performance analysis is carried out, considering energy efficiency, refrigerant mass flow rates, evaporator pressure, exergy efficiency, and several other criteria. Three sets of source and supply temperatures, representing different climates and different water sink systems (low, medium and high temperature), are used to provide more comprehensive behavior assessments of the systems. Additionally, the optimum intermediate pressure of the cascaded systems for all working temperature pairs is found for the highest energetic COP and exergetic COP. Compared to a single stage heat pump, cascading improves the overall energy efficiency of the system for low-ambient temperatures, but not for high-ambient temperatures. Although this improvement is minor, the exergetic COP is increased by 67% for the single refrigerant cascaded system and 70% for a two-refrigerant cascaded system, at low ambient temperatures. Using refrigerant R404A in the low-pressure cycle marginally improves the energetic COP of the cascaded heat pump, but increases the evaporator working pressure, making it possible to use smaller compressors. However, the overall refrigerant mass flow rates increase with cascading. The two cascaded systems have higher exergy destructions (by almost four times) compared to the single stage system, mainly due to having more components, including an intermediate heat exchanger. Also, cascading shifts the major exergy destruction centers from the compressors and expansion valves to the evaporators. A comparison of cascaded and single-stage heat pumps shows that the exergy analysis results exhibit a different trend than energy analysis results with source and supply temperatures, highlighting the advantages of exergy methods in determining if cascading is appropriate for a given application.

R. Soltani; I. Dincer; M.A. Rosen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Stirling engine heater bypass with the NASA Lewis nodal-analysis performance code  

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In support of the US Department of Energy's Stirling Engine Highway Vehicle Systems program, the NASA Lewis Research Center investigated whether bypassing the P-40 Stirling engine heater during regenerative cooling would improve the engine thermal efficiency. The investigation was accomplished by using the Lewis nodal-analysis Stirling engine computer model. Bypassing the P-40 Stirling engine heater at full power resulted in a rise in the indicated thermal efficiency from 40.6 to 41.0 percent. For the idealized (some losses not included) heater bypass that was analyzed, this benefit is not considered significant.

Sullivan, T.J.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of Appalachian wells using a microcomputer gas simulation model  

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The Appalachian Basin contains very low reservoir pressures (as low as 120 psi). To help solve these problems, a one-dimensional gas simulator has been developed for use on a microcomputer. The simulation program provides production engineers with tools to generate data and determine the inflow performance relationships (IPR) of Appalachian-type wells. These Appalachian well field case studies were conducted, whereby various production methods were analyzed using the Nodal analysis method. Consequently, improved design criteria were established for selecting compatible production methods and handling production problems in the Appalachian Basin.

Yu, J.P.; Mustafa, A. (West Virginia Univ., Morgantown (USA)); Hefner, M.H. (CNG Transmission Co., Clarksburg, WV (USA))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance measures for evaluating public participation activities in DOE`s Office of Environmental Management  

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Public participation in decision-making in the United States has become a dominant theme throughout the public sector and is increasingly used in the private sector. Recent reports by the National Research Council and the Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, set up jointly by the White House and Congress, conclude that risk decisions must increasingly be structured in such a manner as to involve stakeholders meaningfully in the processes and activities leading to decisions and, perhaps, through decision implementation. Both of these reports indicate that decisions may take longer but be better if officials: (1) bring all interested and affected parties to the table at the beginning of the risk-discussion process; (2) identify relevant concerns, losses, exposures and other information the parties have; (3) address significant concerns through appropriate research; and (4) present findings in an understandable, accessible way. This report is intended to facilitate subsequent evaluations of public participation activities and programs.

Carnes, S.A.; Schweitzer, M.; Peelle, E.B.; Wolfe, A.K.; Munro, J.F.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for power applications from low grade heat sources  

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Abstract In this paper the performance of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) module, which was designed and built for a specific power application, is experimentally characterized. The ORC tested satisfies the main specifications for an efficient power system, highlighting a volumetric expander with large built-in volume ratio. For tests development, a monitored test bench has been used and adapted to the planned test procedure, which consisted of varying the thermal power input for different condensing conditions. Thereby, 10 steady state points are achieved and analyzed according to thermal power input, gross and net electrical powers, electrical cycle efficiencies and expander effectiveness. The results show that the ORC performances are improved for higher thermal oil temperatures, capturing more thermal power, producing more electricity and achieving better cycle efficiencies. The maximum gross electrical efficiency obtained is 12.32%, for a heat source temperature about 155 °C and a direct dissipation to the ambient. Moreover, the expander reaches an electrical isentropic effectiveness about 65% for an optimum pressure ratio around 7, being a suitable system for power applications from low grade heat sources.

Bernardo Peris; Joaquín Navarro-Esbrí; Francisco Molés; Roberto Collado; Adrián Mota-Babiloni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Installed performance evaluation of an air turbo-rocket expander engine  

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Abstract The propulsion plant of a prospective supersonic cruise aircraft consists of an air turbo-rocket expander and a dual-mode ramjet. A comprehensive numerical model was constructed to examine the performance of the air turbo-rocket during the supersonic acceleration of the vehicle. The numerical model comprised a one-dimensional representation of the fluid paths through the dual-mode ramjet, the air turbo-rocket combustor, the regenerator and the airframe-integrated nozzle, whereas the turbomachinery and the air turbo-rocket bypass were included as zero-dimensional models. The intake operation was based on the results of time-averaged Euler simulations. A preliminary engine analysis revealed that the installation effects restricted significantly the operational envelope, which was subsequently extended bypassing the air turbo-rocket. Hence the engine was throttled varying the mixture ratio and the fan compression ratio. Nevertheless, the performance was optimal when the demand from the air turbo-rocket matched the intake air flow capture. The heat recovery across the regenerator was found critical for the operation of the turbomachinery at low speed. The transition of the air turbo-rocket to ramjet operation was identified at Mach 4.5. During this regime, the propulsion plant was rather insensitive to the mixture ratio and was throttled with the air turbo-rocket throat area.

V. Fernández-Villacé; G. Paniagua; J. Steelant

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power electronics performance in cryogenic environment: evaluation for use in HTS power devices  

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Power electronics (PE) plays a major role in electrical devices and systems, namely in electromechanical drives, in motor and generator controllers, and in power grids, including high-voltage DC (HVDC) power transmission. PE is also used in devices for the protection against grid disturbances, like voltage sags or power breakdowns. To cope with these disturbances, back-up energy storage devices are used, like uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and flywheels. Some of these devices may use superconductivity. Commercial PE semiconductor devices (power diodes, power MOSFETs, IGBTs, power Darlington transistors and others) are rarely (or never) experimented for cryogenic temperatures, even when designed for military applications. This means that its integration with HTS power devices is usually done in the hot environment, raising several implementation restrictions. These reasons led to the natural desire of characterising PE under extreme conditions, e. g. at liquid nitrogen temperatures, for use in HTS devices. Some researchers expect that cryogenic temperatures may increase power electronics' performance when compared with room-temperature operation, namely reducing conduction losses and switching time. Also the overall system efficiency may increase due to improved properties of semiconductor materials at low temperatures, reduced losses, and removal of dissipation elements. In this work, steady state operation of commercial PE semiconductors and devices were investigated at liquid nitrogen and room temperatures. Performances in cryogenic and room temperatures are compared. Results help to decide which environment is to be used for different power HTS applications.

P Pereira; S Valtchev; J Pina; A Gonçalves; M Ventim Neves; A L Rodrigues

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FULL-COST ACCOUNTING  

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FULL-COST ACCOUNTING ... Environmental costs would be built into a product's cost, and consumers would be able to make informed purchases. ...

1993-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of anti-wear performance of PFPE-soluble additives under sliding contact in high vacuum  

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The anti-wear performances of perfluoropolyether (PEPE)-soluble additives were evaluated under vacuum using a vacuum four-ball tribometer with 440C stainless steel balls as test specimens. PEPE derivatives having the hydroxyl, carboxyl and phosphate groups at the end of the Type D-PEPE molecules were studied. The addition of either PEPE-soluble carboxylic acid or PEPE-soluble phosphates to the PEPE base oil remarkably reduced steady wear rates in a vacuum environment, whereas the addition of PEPE-soluble alcohol did not. Contrary to the performance in vacuum, an appreciable increase in wear rate was observed in the air atmosphere with all the types of additives used. The effect of moisture is studied in explaining the high wear rates obtained with the additives in the air environment. The mechanism of boundary lubrication with PEPE-soluble additives is discussed.

Masuko, M.; Takeshita, N.; Okabe, H. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA Strategic Performance Evaluation Plan (PEP) FOR MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF  

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MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF Los Alamos National Security, LLC Contract Number: DE-AC52-06NA25396 Performance period: October 01, 2012 through September 30, 2013 Director ~;!;tory '1'/r/;L Steven K. Shook Date Chief, Prime Contracts Office Los Alamos National Laboratory Kevin W. Smith Manager Los Alamos Site Office :dd:.- Date 7J~;i;curity Ad~i]~/2-- Robert M. Poole Date Contracting Officer Los Alamos Site Office National Nuclear Security Administration INTRODUCTION The Los Alamos National Laboratory is managed by Los Alamos National Security,LLC, herein referenced as "Contractor", for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Contract, and Clause H-12,

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Thermal contact algorithms in SIERRA mechanics : mathematical background, numerical verification, and evaluation of performance.  

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We examine algorithms for the finite element approximation of thermal contact models. We focus on the implementation of thermal contact algorithms in SIERRA Mechanics. Following the mathematical formulation of models for tied contact and resistance contact, we present three numerical algorithms: (1) the multi-point constraint (MPC) algorithm, (2) a resistance algorithm, and (3) a new generalized algorithm. We compare and contrast both the correctness and performance of the algorithms in three test problems. We tabulate the convergence rates of global norms of the temperature solution on sequentially refined meshes. We present the results of a parameter study of the effect of contact search tolerances. We outline best practices in using the software for predictive simulations, and suggest future improvements to the implementation.

Copps, Kevin D.; Carnes, Brian R.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Using Post-Occupancy Evaluation to Inform Design and Improve Performance  

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p p ro a c h e s t o p e rf o rm a n c e actual performance – lighting 0 20 40 60 80 100 Gloria Marshall ES Garrett ES York ES * highest rating in SHW study * Re-site Partial re-site New design %age satisfaction rate ESL-KT-13-12-15 CATEE 2013...: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Gloria Marshall ES Garrett ES York ES Actual 25.2 kBTU/sqft/yr Predicted 18.4 kBTU/sqft/yr Actual 23.9 kBTU/sqft/yr Predicted 32.3 kBTU/sqft/yr No energy...

Langer, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Source team evaluation for radioactive low-level waste disposal performance assessment  

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Information compiled on the low-level radioactive waste disposed at the three currently operating commercial disposal sites during the period 1987--1989 have been reviewed and processed in order to determine the total activity distribution in terms of waste stream, waste classification and waste form. The review identified deficiencies in the information currently being recorded on shipping manifests and the development of a uniform manifest is recommended (the NRC is currently developing a rule to establish a uniform manifest). The data from waste disposed during 1989 at one of the sites (Richland, WA) were more detailed than the data available during other years and at other sites, and thus were amenable to a more in-depth treatment. This included determination of the distribution of activity for each radionuclide by waste form, and thus enabled these data to be evaluated in terms of the specific needs for improved modeling of releases from waste packages. From the results, preliminary lists have been prepared of the isotopes which might be the most significant from the aspect of the development of a source term model.

Cowgill, M.G.; Sullivan, T.M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical evaluation of the energetic performances of structured and random packed beds in regenerative thermal oxidizers  

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Regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO) can be conveniently used to control volatile organic components (VOC) emissions, because of their thermal efficiency and cost effectiveness. In the RTO technology, beds of inert material are used in order to heat the polluted air by cooling burnt gases, through a sequence of cyclic operations which cut the fuel requirements. A computational 1D unsteady model, able to account for both structured and random packed bed regenerators, is developed and applied to realistic plant conditions. Process thermal efficiency and gas pressure drop are calculated as functions of the system geometry and operating parameters. The code can be usefully employed in the analysis and design of RTO systems and in order to choose the more suitable type of regenerator, structured or random packed bed (even considering various particle shapes). Energetic performances of both random and structured regenerators were compared, showing that the first ones exhibit a little higher thermal efficiency but also an elevated pressure drop, at a same value of exchange surface per unit volume of the bed. Random packed bed regenerators resulted less attractive from the energetic point of view and their usage is advisable if their lower cost satisfy economical requirements.

Mario Amelio; Pietropaolo Morrone

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INVELOX: Description of a new concept in wind power and its performance evaluation  

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Abstract A new concept in wind power harnessing is described which significantly outperforms traditional wind turbines of the same diameter and aerodynamic characteristics under the same wind conditions and it delivers significantly higher output, at reduced cost. Its first innovative feature is the elimination of tower-mounted turbines. These large, mechanically complex turbines, and the enormous towers used to hoist them into the sky, are the hallmark of today's wind power industry. They are also expensive, unwieldy, inefficient, and hazardous to people and wildlife. The second innovative feature of INVELOX is that it captures wind flow through an omnidirectional intake and thereby there is no need for a passive or active yaw control. Third, it accelerates the flow within a shrouded Venturi section which is subsequently expanded and released into the ambient environment through a diffuser. In addition, INVELOX provides solutions to all the major problems that have so far undermined the wind industry, such as low turbine reliability, intermittency issues and adverse environmental and radar impact. Simulating the performance of this wind delivery system is quite challenging because of the complexity of the wind delivery system and its interaction with wind at the front end and with a turbine at the back end. The objectives of the present work are to model and understand the flow field inside the INVELOX where the actual wind turbine is located as well the external flow field which not only provides the intake flow but also has to match the exhaust flow of the system. The present computations involved cases with different incoming wind directions and changes in the intake geometry. The results show that it is possible to capture, accelerate and concentrate the wind. Increased wind velocities result in significant improvement in the power output. These results led to the design of a demonstration facility which has provided actual data which verified the significantly increased power expectations.

Daryoush Allaei; Yiannis Andreopoulos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full Text Glossary  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The full-text glossary includes terms used throughout the website and in Biomass Program publications. Terms are listed alphabetically for easy reference. The term index lists all of the terms defined in the glossary.

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Recycling of Flue Gas Desulfurization residues in gneiss based hot mix asphalt: Materials characterization and performances evaluation  

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Abstract On the one hand, huge amount of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) residues, produced during scrubbing flue gas, is discarded as solid waste. Such solid waste would cause serious environmental problems. One the other hand, high quality aggregates, such as limestone and basalt, are running out due to the rapid development of highway construction. Ungraded aggregates such as gneiss are therefore considered in China to replace the high quality aggregates. The application of FGD residues as a filler in gneiss based asphalt mixture has benefits both in environmental and economic sides. The main objective of this research was to visualize the raw materials characterization and evaluate the effect of FGD residues on the performance of gneiss based asphalt mixture. X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Differential Scanning Calorimetric & Thermal gravimetric (DSC–TG) were used to investigate the features of raw materials. The performance of gneiss based asphalt mixture including high-temperature deformation resistance, low-temperature crack resistance and moisture-induced damage resistance were evaluated. Dynamic creep test, three-point bending test, Retained Marshall Stability (RMS), Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR), Indirect Tensile (IDT) strength and Resilient Modulus (MR) test were conducted and analyzed. Dissipated Creep Strain Energy to fracture (DCSEf) ratio, fracture energy and model analysis were also used to evaluate moisture resistance, crack resistance and deformation resistance of asphalt mixture respectively. Research results indicate that FGD residues can partly improve the moisture resistance and crack resistance of gneiss asphalt mixture, while it might worse the high-temperature deformation resistance.

Zongwu Chen; Shaopeng Wu; Fuzhou Li; Juyong Chen; Zhehuan Qin; Ling Pang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate  

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This report, Evaluation of the Performance of Houses with and without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, describes a research study that that was conducted by the Building Science Corporation (BSC) Building America Research Team. BSC seeks to research and report on the field monitoring of the performance of in-situ supplemental dehumidification systems in low energy, high performance, homes in a Hot-Humid climate. The purpose of this research project was to observe and compare the humidity control performance of new, single family, low energy, and high performance, homes. Specifically, the study sought to compare the interior conditions and mechanical systems operation between two distinct groups of houses, homes with a supplemental dehumidifier installed in addition to HVAC system, and homes without any supplemental dehumidification. The subjects of the study were ten single-family new construction homes in New Orleans, LA.Data logging equipment was installed at each home in 2012. Interior conditions and various end-use loads were monitored for one year. In terms of averages, the homes with dehumidifiers are limiting elevated levels of humidity in the living space. However, there was significant variation in humidity control between individual houses. An analysis of the equipment operation did not show a clear correlation between energy use and humidity levels. In general, no single explanatory variable appears to provide a consistent understanding of the humidity control in each house. Indoor humidity is likely due to all of the factors we have examined, and the specifics of how they are used by each occupant.

Kerrigan, P.; Norton, P.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of the technical capabilities of DOE sites for disposal of mixed low-level waste. Volume 2: Technical basis and discussion of results  

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A team of analysts designed and conducted a performance evaluation to estimate the technical capabilities of fifteen Department of Energy sites for disposal of mixed low-level waste (i.e., waste that contains both low-level radioactive materials and hazardous constituents). Volume 1 summarizes the process for selecting the fifteen sites, the methodology used in the evaluation, and the conclusions derived from the evaluation. Volume 2 first describes the screening process used to determine the sites to be considered in the PEs. This volume then provides the technical details of the methodology for conducting the performance evaluations. It also provides a comparison and analysis of the overall results for all sites that were evaluated. Volume 3 contains detailed evaluations of the fifteen sites and discussions of the results for each site.

Waters, R.D.; Gruebel, M.M.; Hospelhorn, M.B. [and others

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compression ignition engine performance and emission evaluation of industrial oilseed biofuel feedstocks camelina, carinata, and pennycress across three fuel pathways  

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Abstract Industrial oilseeds camelina (Camelina sativa L.), carinata (Brassica carinata), and pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) offer great potential as biofuel feedstocks due to their non-food nature and positive agronomic attributes. This research focused on compression ignition (CI) engine performance and emissions of these industrial oilseeds as compared to both traditional feedstocks and petroleum diesel. A John Deere 4.5 L test engine was used to evaluate these oils using three fuel pathways (triglyceride blends, biodiesel, and renewable diesel). This engine research represents the first direct comparison of these new biofuel feedstocks to each other and to conventional sources. For some industrial oilseed feedstock and fuel pathway combinations, this study also represents the first engine performance data available. The results were promising, with camelina, carinata, and pennycress engine performance very similar to the traditional oils for each fuel pathway. Fuel consumption, thermal efficiency, and emissions were all were typical as compared to traditional oilseed feedstocks. Average brake specific fuel consumption (bsfc) for the industrial oilseed biofuels was within ±1.3% of the conventional oilseed biofuels for each fuel type. Initial research with triglyceride blends (TGB), formed by blending straight vegetable oil with gasoline, indicate it may be an ideal fuel pathway for farm-scale fuel production, and was compatible with a direct injection CI engine without modification. TGB had lower fuel consumption and a higher thermal efficiency than biodiesel for each feedstock tested. For several categories, TGB performed similar to petroleum diesel. TGB volumetric bsfc was only 1.9% higher than the petroleum runs. TGB combustion characteristics were similar to biodiesel. Biodiesel runs had several emission benefits such as reductions in carbon monoxide (CO), non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and formaldehyde (CH20) emissions as compared to TGB runs. The renewable diesels had petroleum-like engine performance and combustion characteristics, while still maintaining some of the benefits of biodiesel such as reduced CO emissions. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions were also 6% lower for renewable diesel runs than petroleum. Both crude and refined oil was used as feedstock, and did not significantly affect engine performance or emissions in a modern CI engine.

A.C. Drenth; D.B. Olsen; P.E. Cabot; J.J. Johnson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office Buildings - Full Report  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Office Buildings - Full Report Office Buildings - Full Report file:///C|/mydocs/CBECS2003/PBA%20report/office%20report/office_pdf.html[9/24/2010 3:33:25 PM] Although no one building type dominates the commercial buildings sector, office buildings are the most common and account for more than 800,000 buildings or 17 percent of total commercial buildings. Offices comprised more than 12 billion square feet of floorspace, 17 percent of total commercial floorspace, the most of any building type. Types of Office Buildings The 2003 CBECS Detailed Tables present data for office buildings along with other principal building activities (see Detailed Tables B13 and B14, for example). Since office buildings comprise a wide range of office-related activities, survey respondents were presented with a

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Full Hybrid: Overview  

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

highlighted Stop/Start button banner graphic: blue bar highlighted Stop/Start button banner graphic: blue bar subbanner graphic: gray bar Overview Button highlighted Starting button Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button OVERVIEW Full hybrids use a gasoline engine as the primary source of power, and an electric motor provides additional power when needed. In addition, full hybrids can use the electric motor as the sole source of propulsion for low-speed, low-acceleration driving, such as in stop-and-go traffic or for backing up. This electric-only driving mode can further increase fuel efficiency under some driving conditions. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Full Hybrid: Overview  

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

highlighted Starting button Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Starting button Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button OVERVIEW Full hybrids use a gasoline engine as the primary source of power, and an electric motor provides additional power when needed. In addition, full hybrids can use the electric motor as the sole source of propulsion for low-speed, low-acceleration driving, such as in stop-and-go traffic or for backing up. This electric-only driving mode can further increase fuel efficiency under some driving conditions. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Does laparoscopic simulation predict intraoperative performance? A comparison between the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and LapVR evaluation metrics  

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AbstractBackground Considerable resources have been invested in low- and high-fidelity simulators in surgical training. To our knowledge, no investigation has compared the 2 head to head for operative assessment purposes. The purpose of this study was to assess the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) low-fidelity video trainer and LapVR (high-fidelity virtual-reality simulator) for (1) construct and (2) predictive validity using a human cholecystectomy model. Methods Twenty-six participants performed tasks from the FLS program and the LapVR simulator as well as a human laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Performance was evaluated using FLS and LapVR metrics and the Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills previously validated rating scale. Results Construct and predictive validity were strongly demonstrated for FLS tasks but only incompletely for LapVR. Conclusions Efforts should be focused on using the well-validated lower-cost FLS video trainer for assessment of laparoscopic skills. The high-cost LapVR remains experimental in resource-constrained training programs.

Sarah N. Steigerwald; Jason Park; Krista M. Hardy; Lawrence M. Gillman; Ashley S. Vergis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Building Performance Evaluation  

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in the client?s requirements 2. Design development and construction Review past experience, agree targets 3. Before handover Prepare for occupation, train FM staff, review monitoring strategy 4. Initial aftercare Stay on site to support staff in first few... in the client?s requirements 2. Design development and construction Review past experience, agree targets 3. Before handover Prepare for occupation, train FM staff, review monitoring strategy 4. Initial aftercare Stay on site to support staff in first few...

King, A.; Harris, J.; Mbentin, B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCALE: A modular code system for performing standardized computer analyses for licensing evaluation: Functional modules F1-F8  

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This Manual represents Revision 5 of the user documentation for the modular code system referred to as SCALE. The history of the SCALE code system dates back to 1969 when the current Computational Physics and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) began providing the transportation package certification staff at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission with computational support in the use of the new KENO code for performing criticality safety assessments with the statistical Monte Carlo method. From 1969 to 1976 the certification staff relied on the ORNL staff to assist them in the correct use of codes and data for criticality, shielding, and heat transfer analyses of transportation packages. However, the certification staff learned that, with only occasional use of the codes, it was difficult to become proficient in performing the calculations often needed for an independent safety review. Thus, shortly after the move of the certification staff to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the NRC staff proposed the development of an easy-to-use analysis system that provided the technical capabilities of the individual modules with which they were familiar. With this proposal, the concept of the Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation (SCALE) code system was born. This volume consists of the section of the manual dealing with eight of the functional modules in the code. Those are: BONAMI - resonance self-shielding by the Bondarenko method; NITAWL-II - SCALE system module for performing resonance shielding and working library production; XSDRNPM - a one-dimensional discrete-ordinates code for transport analysis; XSDOSE - a module for calculating fluxes and dose rates at points outside a shield; KENO IV/S - an improved monte carlo criticality program; COUPLE; ORIGEN-S - SCALE system module to calculate fuel depletion, actinide transmutation, fission product buildup and decay, and associated radiation source terms; ICE.

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1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

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263

Full Hybrid: Starting  

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

highlighted Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button STARTING When a full hybrid vehicle is initially started, the battery typically powers all accessories. The gasoline engine only starts if the battery needs to be charged or the accessories require more power than available from the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Battery (highlighted): The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery powers the vehicle at low speeds, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection.

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The wind/hydrogen demonstration system at Utsira in Norway: Evaluation of system performance using operational data and updated hydrogen energy system modeling tools  

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An autonomous wind/hydrogen energy demonstration system located at the island of Utsira in Norway was officially launched by Norsk Hydro (now StatoilHydro) and Enercon in July 2004. The main components in the system installed are a wind turbine (600 kW), water electrolyzer (10 Nm3/h), hydrogen gas storage (2400 Nm3, 200 bar), hydrogen engine (55 kW), and a PEM fuel cell (10 kW). The system gives 2–3 days of full energy autonomy for 10 households on the island, and is the first of its kind in the world. A significant amount of operational experience and data has been collected over the past 4 years. The main objective with this study was to evaluate the operation of the Utsira plant using a set of updated hydrogen energy system modeling tools (HYDROGEMS). Operational data (10-min data) was used to calibrate the model parameters and fine-tune the set-up of a system simulation. The hourly operation of the plant was simulated for a representative month (March 2007), using only measured wind speed (m/s) and average power demand (kW) as the input variables, and the results compared well to measured data. The operation for a specific year (2005) was also simulated, and the performance of several alternative system designs was evaluated. A thorough discussion on issues related to the design and operation of wind/hydrogen energy systems is also provided, including specific recommendations for improvements to the Utsira plant. This paper shows how important it is to improve the hydrogen system efficiency in order to achieve a fully (100%) autonomous wind/hydrogen power system.

Řystein Ulleberg; Torgeir Nakken; Arnaud Eté

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Research and Development with Full Scale Research  

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located on the site of ECN (Petten, Netherlands). Measured data from these facilities together with weather data and computer models of the buildings are used to evaluate performance of innovative energy concepts and components in these systems...

Sijpheer, N.; Bakker, E.J.; Opstelten, I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and emission evaluation of biodiesel fueled diesel engine abetted with exhaust gas recirculation and Ni coated catalytic converter  

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This article summarizes the results of a laboratory exertion to evaluate the performance and emission parameters of a single cylinder water cooled direct injection diesel engine with and without the aid of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) as well as with and without the assistance of nickel coated catalytic converter. Neat diesel ethyl esters of waste frying oil (B100) and its diesel blends (B20 and B40) were used as test fuels to assess the various engine operating parameters. Conjointly in this work the effects of emission characteristics by incorporating nickel coated catalytic converter along with 0% 15% and 20% of HOT EGR technique are elaborately discussed. Experimental results proved that the diesel engine operated up to B40 blends assisted by catalytic converter and 15% EGR level showed an adequate reduction in oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust pipe. Also EGR level up to 15% proved reasonable brake thermal efficiency and specific fuel consumption when the test engine operated up to B40 biodiesel-diesel blends.

D. Subramaniam; A. Murugesan; A. Avinash

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Energy conservation and CO2 emission reduction in China's 11th Five-Year Plan: A performance evaluation  

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Abstract In the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) (2005–2010), the Chinese Government initiated a series of energy-saving and emission reduction policies in many key fields in response to environmental pollution and climate change. This paper quantitatively evaluates the performance of energy conservation and CO2 emission reduction in this period, the impact of these policies and potentials, by integrating the contributions of energy conversion efficiency and energy utilization efficiency improvement, industrial restructuring, fuel mix shift and renewable energy development in a unified framework, as a first attempt to introduce energy conversion efficiency improvement into a decomposition approach. Comprehensive and specific policies are summarized as a policy list to be investigated. The results show that energy intensity and conversion efficiency effects were mainly responsible for driving down energy consumption, by 637.4 Mtce and 85.4 Mtce respectively, and they reduced CO2 emissions by 1345.3 Mt and 243.8 Mt respectively due to a significant improvement in the 11th FYP period. Most of the contributions made by the conversion efficiency effect (94%) come from thermal power generation, and the emission coefficient effect reduced CO2 emissions by 17.4 Mt through developing renewable energy. Economic growth is still the biggest driver of energy consumption and increasing emissions, while industrial restructuring and fuel mix shift effects contributed relatively little. Developing renewable energy and promoting economic restructuring to limit the increase of energy-intensive sectors are still the main challenges and the next policy focus to achieve the targets for energy saving and carbon emission reduction in the 12th Five-Year Plan.

Jin-Hua Xu; Ying Fan; Song-Min Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Use of an Autonomous Sensor to Evaluate the Biological Performance of the Advanced Turbine at Wanapum Dam  

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Hydropower is the largest renewable energy resource in the world and the United States. However, Hydropower dams have adverse ecological impacts because migrating fish may be injured or killed when they pass through hydro turbines. In the Columbia and Snake River basins, dam operators and engineers are required to make these hydroelectric facilities more fish-friendly through changes in hydro-turbine design and operation after fish population declines and the subsequent listing of several species of Pacific salmon in the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Grant County Public Utility District (Grant PUD) requested authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to replace the 10 turbines at Wanapum Dam with advanced hydropower turbines that are designed to improve survival for fish passing through the turbines while improving operation efficiency and increasing power generation. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provided co-funding to Grant PUD for aspects of performance testing that supported the application. As an additional measure to the primary evaluation measure of direct injury and mortality rates of juvenile Chinook salmon using balloon tag-recapture methodology, this study used an autonomous sensor device to provide insight into the specific hydraulic conditions or physical stresses that the fish experienced or the specific causes of the biological response. We found that the new blade shape and the corresponding reduction of turbulence in the advanced hydropower turbine were effective. The frequency of severe events based on Sensor Fish pressure and acceleration measurements showed trends similar to those of fish survival determined by balloon tag-recapture tests. In addition, the new turbine provided a better pressure and rate of change environment for fish passage. Overall, the Sensor Fish data indicated that the advanced hydro turbine design met the desired fish passage goals for Wanapum Dam.

Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Dauble, Dennis D.

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the hazardous waste landfill cap system design and clay layer thickness criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) using the Hydrological Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model  

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The hazardous waste landfill design criteria of the Turkish Regulation on the Control of Hazardous Waste (RCHW) was evaluated in this study. In the first part of the study, Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model was used to determine the significance of different components of the hazardous waste landfill cap system as required by the Turkish RCHW. In the second part of the study, the top and bottom clay layer thickness requirement of the Turkish RCHW was evaluated by running the HELP model for different top/bottom clay different layer thicknesses and comparing the corresponding leachate amounts produced.

F. Yalcin Piskin; G.N. Demirer

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

ESPC Past Performance Questionnaire  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document offers a series of questions to evaluate a contractor’s performance during an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

271

Evaluation of weapons-grade mixed oxide fuel performance in U.S. Light Water Reactors using COMETHE 4D release 23 computer code  

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The COMETHE 4D Release 23 computer code was used to evaluate the thermal, chemical and mechanical performance of weapons-grade MOX fuel irradiated under U.S. light water reactor typical conditions. Comparisons were made to and UO? fuels exhibited...

Bellanger, Philippe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

272

Pilot Implementation of a Field Study Design to Evaluate the Impact of Source Control Measures on Indoor Air Quality in High Performance Homes  

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To improve the indoor air quality in new, high performance homes, a variety of standards and rating programs have been introduced to identify building materials that are designed to have lower emission rates of key contaminants of concern and a number of building materials are being introduced that are certified to these standards. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program requires certification under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS (IaP) label, which requires the use of PS1 or PS2 certified plywood and OSB; low-formaldehyde emitting wood products; low- or no-VOC paints and coatings as certified by Green Seal Standard GS-11, GreenGuard, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Standard, MPI Green Performance Standard, or another third party rating program; and Green Label-certified carpet and carpet cushions. However, little is known regarding the efficacy of the IAP requirements in measurably reducing contaminant exposures in homes. The goal of this project is to develop a robust experimental approach and collect preliminary data to support the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) measures linked to IAP-approved low-emitting materials and finishes in new residential homes. To this end, the research team of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a detailed experimental plan to measure IAQ constituents and other parameters, over time, in new homes constructed with materials compliant with IAP’s low-emitting material and ventilation requirements (i.e., section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 7.2) and similar homes constructed to the state building code with conventional materials. The IAQ in IAP and conventional homes of similar age, location, and construction style is quantified as the differences in the speciated VOC and aldehyde concentrations, normalized to dilution rates. The experimental plan consists of methods to evaluate the difference between low-emitting and “conventional” materials as installed in newly constructed residential homes using both (1) highly controlled, short-term active samples to precisely characterize the building-related chemical emissions and building contents and (2) a week-long passive sample designed to capture the impact of occupant behavior and related activities on measured IAQ contaminant levels indoors. The combination of detailed short-term measurements with the home under controlled/consistent conditions during pre- and post-occupancy and the week-long passive sampling data provide the opportunity to begin to separate the different emission sources and help isolate and quantify variability in the monitored homes. Between April and August 2014, the research team performed pre-occupancy and post-occupancy sampling in one conventional home and two homes built with low-emitting materials that were generally consistent with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS guidelines. However, for a number of reasons, the full experimental plan was not implemented. The project was intended to continue for up to three years to asses long-term changes in IAQ but the project was limited to one calendar year. As a result, several of the primary research questions related to seasonal impacts and the long-term trends in IAQ could not be addressed. In addition, there were several unexpected issues related to recruiting, availability of home types, and difficulty coordinating with builders/realtors/homeowners. Several field monitoring issues also came up that provide “lessons learned” that led to improvements to the original monitoring plan. The project produced a good experimental plan that is expected to be be useful for future efforts collecting data to support answering these same or similar research questions.

Widder, Sarah H.; Chamness, Michele A.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Singer, Brett C.; Maddalena, Randy L.; Destaillats, Hugo

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

273

Bibliometric analysis for science policy: An evaluation of the United Kingdom's research performance in ocean currents and protein crystallography  

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This paper presents the results of a study of Britain's scientific performance in the fields of ocean currents and protein crystallography carried out for the...

D. Crouch; J. Irvine; B. R. Martin

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nitrous oxide as a substitute for sulfur hexafluoride in the ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Method of hood performance evaluation .  

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??The ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Method is the standard test for laboratory hood containment performance. Sulfur hexafluoride is specified as the gas most suitable for this test… (more)

Guffey, Eric J. (Eric Jemison)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

An Early Performance Evaluation of the NEXRAD Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimates for Urban Flood Applications  

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Dual-polarization radars are expected to provide better rainfall estimates than single-polarization radars because of their ability to characterize hydrometeor type. The goal of this study is to evaluate single- and dual-polarization radar ...

Luciana K. Cunha; James A. Smith; Mary Lynn Baeck; Witold F. Krajewski

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, New Orleans, Louisiana  

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This project by Building Science Corporation evaluated the performance of new homes in a hot-humid climate, with and without supplemental dehumidification systems.

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Making the ‘rebound effect’ more useful for performance evaluation of thermal retrofits of existing homes: Defining the ‘energy savings deficit’ and the ‘energy performance gap’  

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Abstract Concern has recently intensified regarding increases in the consumption of energy services that often follow energy efficiency improvements, a phenomenon widely called the ‘rebound effect’. However, while some economists have precisely defined this as a metric, much discussion in academic and policy literature is imprecise, leading to confusion and miscommunication. This is especially so regarding direct ‘rebound effects’ in thermal retrofits of existing homes. This study surveys common usages of the term ‘rebound effect’ in domestic heating, identifying three main metrics, which employ different mathematical forms and therefore give different results, but are often lumped together. It defines these as the ‘classic’ rebound effect; the ‘energy savings deficit’, and the ‘energy performance gap’. It then applies these to an empirical case study of three recently retrofitted 30-apartment buildings in Germany. It finds that each metric gives different results for identical situations, ranging from 2.0% to 29.9% for one building, 15.7% to 56.8% for the second, and 43.7% to 272.9% for the third. This may be one reason so-called ‘rebound effect’ results from various studies are so disparate. Nevertheless, specific uses are identified for each of the three metrics, provided their precise definitions are made clear.

Ray Galvin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Comparative experimental evaluation of performance, combustion and emissions of laser ignition with conventional spark plug in a compressed natural gas fuelled single cylinder engine  

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Abstract Laser is emerging as a strong concept for alternative ignition in spark ignition engine. Laser ignition has potential advantages over conventional spark plug ignition. Laser ignition system is free from spark electrodes hence there is no loss of spark energy to the electrodes, which are also free from erosion effect. In addition, there is flexibility in choosing spark location and it offers excellent performance under high in-cylinder pressures. In this paper, performances of laser ignition and conventional spark ignition systems are comparatively evaluated in terms of in-cylinder pressure variation, combustion stability, fuel consumption, power output and exhaust emissions at similar operating conditions of the engine.

Dhananjay Kumar Srivastava; Avinash Kumar Agarwal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NATURAL GAS VARIABILITY IN CALIFORNIA: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND DEVICE PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF POLLUTANT EMISSIONS FROM RESIDENTIAL APPLIANCES  

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Heater.  Gas Quality and LNG Research Study.  Southern device performance impacts of LNG use in California.    5.02005): FVIR  Water Heater.  LNG Gas Acceptability Research 

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Nitrous oxide as a substitute for sulfur hexafluoride in the ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Method of hood performance evaluation  

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The ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Method is the standard test for laboratory hood containment performance. Sulfur hexafluoride is specified as the gas most suitable for this test and is most commonly used. Sulfur hexafluoride use has ...

Guffey, Eric J. (Eric Jemison)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building a state on shifting sands: An evaluation of the Palestinian National Authority's policy reforms and performance in the West Bank, 2009-2011  

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Building a state on shifting sands: An evaluation of the Palestinian National Authority’s policy reforms and performance in the West Bank, 2009-2011 By Kristine Knutter C2013 Submitted to the graduate degree program in Global... deteriorated. The international community, especially the United States (U.S.) and GoI, boycotted the election results and cut funding to the PA because the winning political party, Hamas, was designated as a terrorist organization in these countries. A...

Knutter, Kristine

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

282

Full Useful Life (120,000 miles) Exhaust Emission Performance...  

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A4 Avant Chevrolet Silverado APBF-DEC Organization DOE, EPA, additive companies, automobile manufacturers, engine manufacturers, energy companies, emission control mfrs.,...

283

Evaluation of military field-water quality: Volume 7, Performance evaluation of the 600-gph reverse osmosis water purification unit (ROWPU): Reverse osmosis (RO) components  

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The primary purpose of this work is to ascertain whether the performance of the current 600-gph reverse osmosis water-purification unit (ROWPU) is adequate to meet the water-quality standards recommended in Volume 4 of this study. A secondary objective is to review the design of the treatment units used in the ROWPU, as well as the prescribed mode of operation, and to make constructive recommendations. Reverse osmosis (hyperfiltration) is a complicated water-treatment process that is not described easily with a few process parameters. Furthermore, published literature on the type of membrane currently used in the ROWPU was scarce. Therefore, we required a mathematical model that could be used to extrapolate existing information to different operating conditions. It was successful for seawater and single-salt solutions, but it proved to be unsuccessful for just any mix of salts that might be encountered in nature. 99 refs., 69 figs., 60 tabs.

Marinas, B.J.; Ungun, Z.; Selleck, R.E.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat-pipe-coupled planar thermionic converter: Performance characterization, nondestructive testing, and evaluation. Final report, 1 Aug 90-30 Nov 91  

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This report provides the technical details on the research activities conducted by Wright Laboratory and UES, Inc. personnel during the period of August 1990 to November 1991. The performance of two heat pipe coupled, planar thermionic energy converters was characterized using experimental and analytical methods. Nondestructive failure analysis was performed to evaluate the causes for the failure of a molybdenum-rhenium converter. The experimentation was carded out at the thermionic facilities at the USAF Wright Laboratory while the computer simulations were performed at Wright Laboratory and the University of Central Florida. A maximum current density of 10.1 amps/cm[sup 2] and a peak power density of 7.7 watts/cm[sup 2] were obtained from the rhenium-rhenium diode operating in the ignited mode.

Young, T.J.; Lamp, T.R.; Tsao, B.H.; Ramalingam, M.L.

1992-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

A fuzzy multi-objective two-stage DEA model for evaluating the performance of US bank holding companies  

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This paper investigates the association between the performance of bank holding companies (BHCs) and their intellectual capital (IC). We start from constructing an innovation ratio two-stage DEA model and then applies fuzzy multiple objective programming ... Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, Fuzzy multiple objective, Intellectual capital, Truncated-regression

Wei-Kang Wang, Wen-Min Lu, Pei-Yi Liu

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performances evaluation of phosphorus removal by apatite in constructed wetlands treating domestic wastewater: Column and pilot experiments  

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wastewater: Column and pilot experiments Najatte Harouiyaa , Stéphanie Prost-Bouclea , Catherine Morlayb.MARTIN@suez-env.com) Abstract In constructed wetlands (CWs) treating domestic wastewater, good treatment performances to improve P removal from wastewater with a low specific filter surface per people equivalent (p. e

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Solar-energy-system performance-evaluation update: Wood Road School, Ballston Spa, New York, October 1982-April 1983  

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The Wood Road School Solar Project is a 216,000 square foot combined elementary and middle school in Ballston Spa, New York. The solar energy system supplies energy to the space heating and domestic hot water subsystems. Heat is collected by flat plate collector panels and stored in two storage tanks. Performance data are given for the system overall and for each of the four subsystems - energy collection, storage, space heating, and domestic hot water. Data are also provided on operating energy, energy savings, and weather conditions. Design and actual system solar fraction are compared, and percentage of incident solar energy and collected solar energy utilized are given. Also given are building loads analysis, system thermal losses, and system coefficient of performance. (LEW)

Kendall, P

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of performance and composition shift of zeotropic mixtures in a Lorenz-Meutzner refrigerator/freezer  

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Results from previous testing of this refrigerator/freezer using a 750 Btu/h compressor and several zeotropic mixtures revealed a performance enhancement up to 16% above that of hydrofluorocarbon R-134a. In the study presented in this paper, the Lorenz-Meutzner (LM) refrigerator/freezer equipped with a 1060 Btu/h compressor, two evaporators, and two intercoolers was experimentally tested in an environmental chamber according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers/Department of Energy (AHAM/DOE) testing standards using several hydrofluoropropane-based zeotropic mixtures. The results are compared to baseline testing with R-134a and results obtained using the 750 Btu/h compressor. Hydrofluorocarbons R-245ca/R-152a performed comparably to R-134a. R-245ca/hydrocarbon R-270 (cyclopropane C{sub 3}H{sub 6}) outperformed all zeotropic mixtures and R-134a by at least 12.2 {+-} 0.7%. All refrigerants performed better using the larger compressor due to its inherently better efficiency. Refrigerant samples taken during refrigerator/freezer operation revealed substantial composition shifts (e.g., a 30% running composition shift of R-134a in the R-245ca/R-134a mixture). Sand et al. (1993) obtained an approximately 20% energy reduction using steady-state on-cycle energy consumption results; a comparison was made between chlorofluorocarbon R-12 and a hydrofluorocarbon R-32/hydrochlorofluorocarbon R-124 mixture. Lorenz and Meutzner (1975), originators of the Lorenz-Meutzner refrigerator/freezer design, state that the following parameters influence the optimum performance of the design: (1) heat exchanger size, (2) capillary tube length, (3) refrigerant charge, and (4) compressor size. This work investigates three of these parameters--capillary tube length, compressor size, and refrigerant charge.

Baskin, E.; Smith, N.D.; Delafield, F.R.; Tufts, M.W.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repository Integration Program: RIP performance assessment and strategy evaluation model theory manual and user`s guide  

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This report describes the theory and capabilities of RIP (Repository Integration Program). RIP is a powerful and flexible computational tool for carrying out probabilistic integrated total system performance assessments for geologic repositories. The primary purpose of RIP is to provide a management tool for guiding system design and site characterization. In addition, the performance assessment model (and the process of eliciting model input) can act as a mechanism for integrating the large amount of available information into a meaningful whole (in a sense, allowing one to keep the ``big picture`` and the ultimate aims of the project clearly in focus). Such an integration is useful both for project managers and project scientists. RIP is based on a `` top down`` approach to performance assessment that concentrates on the integration of the entire system, and utilizes relatively high-level descriptive models and parameters. The key point in the application of such a ``top down`` approach is that the simplified models and associated high-level parameters must incorporate an accurate representation of their uncertainty. RIP is designed in a very flexible manner such that details can be readily added to various components of the model without modifying the computer code. Uncertainty is also handled in a very flexible manner, and both parameter and model (process) uncertainty can be explicitly considered. Uncertainty is propagated through the integrated PA model using an enhanced Monte Carlo method. RIP must rely heavily on subjective assessment (expert opinion) for much of its input. The process of eliciting the high-level input parameters required for RIP is critical to its successful application. As a result, in order for any project to successfully apply a tool such as RIP, an enormous amount of communication and cooperation must exist between the data collectors, the process modelers, and the performance. assessment modelers.

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1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Diesel Engine Cold-Start Performance: Definition of a Grading System To Assess the Impact of Fuel  

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In general, the term biodiesel covers a variety of materials made from vegetable oils or animal fats. ... Thus, with optimized settings (Figure 7), it is possible to obtain the same performance for conventional diesels and blends with biodiesel. ... Körfer, T.; Lamping, M.; Rohs, H.; Adolph, D.; Pischinger, S.; Wix, K.The future power density of HSDI diesel engines with lowest engine out emissions—A key element for upcoming CO2 demands. ...

L. Starck; H. Perrin; B. Walter; N. Jeuland

2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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SCALE: A modular code system for performing standardized computer analyses for licensing evaluation. Control modules -- Volume 1, Revision 4  

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SCALE--a modular code system for Standardized Computer Analyses Licensing Evaluation--has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SCALE system utilizes well-established computer codes and methods within standard analysis sequences that (1) allow an input format designed for the occasional user and/or novice, (2) automate the data processing and coupling between modules, and (3) provide accurate and reliable results. System development has been directed at problem-dependent cross-section processing and analysis of criticality safety, shielding, heat transfer, and depletion/decay problems. Since the initial release of SCALE in 1980, the code system has been heavily used for evaluation of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. This revision documents Version 4.2 of the system. This manual is divided into three volumes: Volume 1--for the control module documentation, Volume 2--for the functional module documentation, and Volume 3 for the documentation of the data libraries and subroutine libraries.

Landers, N.F.; Petrie, L.M.; Knight, J.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [and others

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Contract Mapper Full Symbology List  

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Contract Mapper Full Symbology List Colour symbology Operational Support Unit 15th October 2007 Main Road Management Area Other Fell Thin Compartments Sub-Compartments Contract Buffer Order

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Contract Mapper Full Symbology List  

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Contract Mapper Full Symbology List Black & White symbology Operational Support Unit 15th October Compartments Sub-Compartments # # ## Management Area Fell Thin Contract Buffer Other #12;

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2500, 2600, 2900, 8200, 9100, 12300) (Continued on next page) L ast May, the Armando SubCritical Experiment was performed at the Nevada Test Site, investigating possible...

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Computing Centre High Performance Computing of the. Université libre de Bruxelles-Vrije Universiteit Brussel. (ULB-VUB). The optimization process reached .

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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gator to perform the many chemical, physi- cal, and biological analysts that are often necessary to make a complete survey of an area. The second is that this ...

1999-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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FULL-FIELD INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC  

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Univ., 6 John Jay College, 7 Indianapolis Museum of Art, 8 Utrecht Univ., 9 Univ. Saskatchewan TECHNIQUES AND CAPABILITIES APPLICATIONS BEAMLINE PERFORMANCE: WHY NSLS-II? *...

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Evaluation of component performance in the TVA 20 MW FBC after 12,000 hours of operation  

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During its first three years of operation (July, 1982 through July, 1985), the 20 MW AFBC boiler has been involved in four major campaigns of testing. The fuel used during all of these tests has been Kentucky No. 9, an eastern subbituminous coal with a sulfur content of approximately 4.1%. Two different sulfur sorbents have been used: Reed limestone (from July, 1982 through May, 1984) and Fredonia limestone. The superficial gas velocity through the bed has been 2.4 m/s for more than 90% of the operating time; the velocities used in the tests have ranged from 1.2 to 3.0 m/sec. Results of periodic inspections and measurements of the various boiler components, along with the evaluation of coupon materials exposed in the boiler, are discussed.

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1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simplified method for the evaluation of the performance of coal fired power plant with carbon capture  

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Abstract This paper presents a study of carbon capture systems based on chemical absorption and stripping with amines in pulverized coal fired power plants. The technical feasibility is shown for a 90% CO2 removal on 100% of the exhaust gas flow rate. A simplified method to calculate the performance penalty in comparison with the original power plant is presented including the effect of coal ultimate analysis. The method is verified with data from an existing 75 MW coal fired power plant. The economic analysis is presented in terms of cost of electricity and cost of carbon capture and the results are that the cost of electricity nearly doubles in comparison with the reference plant, whereas the cost of captured CO2 is considerably higher than the actual cost of CO2 in the carbon trading markets.

Umberto Desideri; Marco Antonelli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VALIDATION OF FIRESIDE PERFORMANCE INDICES: FOULING/CORROSION EVALUATION OF MDF PARTICLEBOARD AND BLENDS WITH WHEAT STRAW BOARD  

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Sauder Woodworking currently fires a large portion of all wood wastes in a boiler producing process steam. It is investigating using particleboard made from wheat straw in its manufacturing process and is concerned with the effects of the inorganics on its boiler. Wheat straw board contains higher ash contents and increased levels of potassium, creating concern over fouling characteristics in Sauder's tight boiler design. In addition, the wheat straw board contains high concentrations of chlorine, which may affect boiler tube corrosion when fired in combination with the particleboard wastes currently generated. Sauder has engaged the services of the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota to investigate the potential detrimental effects of firing blends containing wheat straw on boiler tube fouling and corrosion. Additional funding for this project was provided through the U.S. Department of Energy Jointly Sponsored Research Program (DOE JSRP) project ''Validation of Fireside Performance Indices'' to validate, improve, and expand the PCQUEST (Predictive Coal Quality Effects Screening Tool) program. The PCQUEST fuel database is constantly expanding and adding new fuels, for which the algorithms may need refinement and additional verification in order to accurately predict index values. A key focus is on performing advanced and conventional fuel analyses and adding these analyses to the PCQUEST database. Such fuels include coals of all ranks and origins, upgraded coals, petroleum coke, biomass and biomass-coal blends, and waste materials blended with coal. Since there are differences in the chemical and mineral form of the inorganic content in biomass and substantial differences in organic matrix characteristics, analysis and characterization methods developed for coal fuels may not be applicable. The project was seen to provide an excellent opportunity to test and improve the ability of PCQUEST to handle nontypical soil and biomass minerals.

Christopher J. Zygarlicke; Jay R. Gunderson; Donald P. McCollor

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NATURAL GAS VARIABILITY IN CALIFORNIA: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND DEVICE PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF POLLUTANT EMISSIONS FROM RESIDENTIAL APPLIANCES  

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The effect of liquefied natural gas on pollutant emissions was evaluated experimentally with used and new appliances in the laboratory and with appliances installed in residences, targeting information gaps from previous studies. Burner selection targeted available technologies that are projected to comprise the majority of installed appliances over the next decade. Experiments were conducted on 13 cooktop sets, 12 ovens, 5 broiler burners, 5 storage water heaters, 4 forced air furnaces, 1 wall furnace, and 6 tankless water heaters. Air-free concentrations and fuel-based emission factors were determined for carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, nitrogen dioxide, and the number of (predominantly ultrafine) particles over complete burns?including transient effects (device warm-up and intermittent firing of burners) following ignition--and during more stable end-of-burn conditions. Formaldehyde was measured over multi-burn cycles. The baseline fuel was Northern California line gas with Wobbe number (a measure of fuel energy delivery rate) of 1320-1340; test fuels had Wobbe numbers of roughly 1390 and 1420, and in some cases 1360. No ignition or operational problems were observed during test fuel use. Baseline emissions varied widely across and within burner groups and with burner operational mode. Statistically significant emissions changes were observed for some pollutants on some burners.

Singer, Brett C.; Apte, Michael G.; Black, Douglas R.; Hotchi, Toshifumi; Lucas, Donald; Lunden, Melissa M.; Mirer, Anna G.; Spears, Michael; Sullivan, Douglas P.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full Rank Rational Demand Systems  

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as a nominal income full rank QES. R EFERENCES (A.84)S. G. Donald. “Inferring the Rank of a Matrix. ” Journal of97-102. . “A Demand System Rank Theorem. ” Econometrica 57 (

LaFrance, Jeffrey T; Pope, Rulon D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary evaluation of the performance, water use, and current application trends of evaporative coolers in California climates  

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This paper describes the latest results of an ongoing analysis investigating the potential for evaporative cooling as an energy-efficient alternative to standard air-conditioning in California residences. In particular, the study uses detailed numerical models of evaporative coolers linked with the DOE-2 building energy simulation program to study the issues of indoor comfort, energy and peak demand savings with and without supplemental air-conditioning and consumptive water use. In addition, limited surveys are used to assess the current market availability of evaporative cooling in California, typical contractor practices and costs, and general acceptance of the technology among engineers, contractors, and manufacturers. The results show that evaporative coolers can provide significant energy and peak demand savings in California residences, but the impact of the increased indoor humidity on human comfort remains an unanswered question that requires further research and clarification. Evaluated against ASHRAE comfort standards developed primarily for air-conditioning both direct and two-stage evaporative coolers would not maintain comfort at peak cooling conditions due to excessive humidity. However, using bioclimatic charts that place human comfort at the 80% relative humidity line, the study suggests that direct evaporative coolers will work in mild coastal climates, while two-stage models should provide adequate comfort in Title 24 houses throughout California, except in the Imperial Valley. The study also shows that evaporative coolers will increase household water consumption by less than 6% on an annual basis, and as much as 23% during peak cooling months, and that the increases in water cost are minimal compared to the electricity savings. Lastly, a survey of engineers and contractors revealed generally positive experiences with evaporative coolers, with operational cost savings, improved comfort, unproved air quality as the primary benefits in their use.

Huang, Y.J.; Hanford, J.W.; Wu, H.F.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an improved CNC interpolator and performance evaluation in terms of chordal error and feedrate deviation  

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The parametric interpolators of modern CNC machines use Taylor's series approximation to generate successive parameter values which, after substituting into the curve equation, gives the x, y, z coordinates of the tool positions. In order to achieve greater accuracy, higher order derivatives are required which complicates the calculation when the curve is represented by NURBS curve. This method calculates the chordal error on a given segment by estimating the curvature which neglects a fraction of the error. In order to avoid calculating higher derivatives and make the calculations easier the classical fourth-order Runge-Kutta (RK) method is proposed in this research, which only requires the first derivative to be calculated, but achieves the accuracy of Taylor's approximation with higher order terms. This paper also proposes the estimation of chordal error on the average value of the parameters at the end points of a given curve segment, which does not require calculation of curvature at every segment. Finally computer simulation is performed on different types of spline curves to show that the proposed method results in reduced chordal error and less fluctuation in feedrate.

Biddut Bhattacharjee; Abdullahil Azeem

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contractor Past Performance Information  

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December 2009) December 2009) 1 Contractor Performance Information Guiding Principles The primary purpose of past performance evaluations is to ensure that accurate data on contractor performance is current and available for use in source selections. A past performance evaluation report provides a record of a contractor's performance, both positive and negative, on a given contract during a specified period of time. The quality of the narrative component supporting the past performance information evaluation is critical. If the evaluator takes the time to prepare an accurate and complete report, the evaluator helps ensure better quality in the products and services DOE buys now and those DOE plans to buy in the future.

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Building America Case Study: Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, New Orleans, Louisiana (Fact Sheet)  

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This report, Evaluation of the Performance of Houses with and without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, describes a research study that that was conducted by the Building Science Corporation (BSC) Building America Research Team. BSC seeks to research and report on the field monitoring of the performance of in-situ supplemental dehumidification systems in low energy, high performance, homes in a Hot-Humid climate. The purpose of this research project was to observe and compare the humidity control performance of new, single family, low energy, and high performance, homes. Specifically, the study sought to compare the interior conditions and mechanical systems operation between two distinct groups of houses, homes with a supplemental dehumidifier installed in addition to HVAC system, and homes without any supplemental dehumidification. The subjects of the study were ten single-family new construction homes in New Orleans, LA. Data logging equipment was installed at each home in 2012. Interior conditions and various end-use loads were monitored for one year. In terms of averages, the homes with dehumidifiers are limiting elevated levels of humidity in the living space. However, there was significant variation in humidity control between individual houses. An analysis of the equipment operation did not show a clear correlation between energy use and humidity levels. In general, no single explanatory variable appears to provide a consistent understanding of the humidity control in each house. Indoor humidity is likely due to all of the factors we have examined, and the specifics of how they are used by each occupant.

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Decorrelating the topology in full QCD  

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We investigate the performance of the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm in updating non-trivial global topological structures. We find that the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm has serious problems decorrelating the global topological charge. This represents a warning which must be seriously considered when simulating full QCD, regardless of the number and type of fermions, with this or any similar algorithm. Simulated tempering is examined as a means of accelerating the decorrelation.

G. Boyd; B. Allés; M. D'Elia; A. Di Giacomo; E. Vicari

1996-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

308

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We performed combined in situ measurements of bottom boundary-layer turbulence and of diffusive oxygen fluxes at the sediment–water interface in a medium-sized mesotrophic lake. .... time series of the two-dimensional horizontal current veloc- ... The bars represent standard deviations calculated from the 260 val-.

2003-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Performance of Air Dense Medium Fluidized Bed (ADMFB) for Low-Ash Coal Beneficiation. Part 2: Characteristics of the Beneficiated Coal  

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Evaluation of the Performance of Air Dense Medium Fluidized Bed (ADMFB) for Low-Ash Coal Beneficiation. ... The slagging and fouling decrease the efficiency of heat-exchange surfaces in conventional coal-firing furnaces, while in slagging gasifiers, where ash is intentionally converted into liquid slag (better operation, control particulate matter emission, and trap trace elements and heavy metals in a unleachable glass phase), to achieve free flux toward the bottom of the gasifier (tapping system), the higher slagging propensity and lower viscosity at the operating temperature are required. ... These samples include two clean coal products, which exhibited minimum ash content (B and C), two tests that offered maximum organic material recovery (D and E) from the middle particle size fraction, and two tests with fine and coarse particle sizes (A and F, respectively). ...

Ebrahim Azimi; Shayan Karimipour; Moshfiqur Rahman; Jozef Szymanski; Rajender Gupta

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Effect of Fuel Assembly Loading Patterns on Thermal and Shielding Performance of a Spent Fuel Storage/Transportation Cask  

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The licensing of spent fuel storage casks is generally based on conservative analyses that assume a storage system being uniformly loaded with design basis fuel. The design basis fuel typically assumes a maximum assembly enrichment, maximum burn up, and minimum cooling time. These conditions set the maximum decay heat loads and radioactive source terms for the design. Recognizing that reactor spent fuel pools hold spent fuel with an array of initial enrichments, burners, and cooling times, this study was performed to evaluate the effect of load pattern on peak cladding temperature and cask surface dose rate. Based on the analysis, the authors concluded that load patterns could be used to reduce peak cladding temperatures in a cask without adversely impacting the surface dose rates.

Cuta, Judith M.; Jenquin, Urban P.; McKinnon, Mikal A.

2001-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparative evaluation of Al 2 O 3 coated low heat rejection diesel engine performance and emission characteristics using fuel as rice bran and pongamia methyl ester  

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In this study for the first time a nanoceramic Al 2 O 3 was used as a coatingmaterial in the low heat rejection engine concept. Experiments were conducted on single cylinder four stroke water cooled and direct injection diesel engine. First the engine was tested at different load conditions without coating. Then combustion chamber surfaces (cylinder head cylinder liner valves and piston crown face) were coated with nanoceramic material of Al 2 O 3 using plasma spray method. Comparative evaluation on performance and emission characteristics using fuel as rice bran methyl ester pongamia methyl ester and biodiesel/diesel fuel mixtures was studied in the ceramiccoated and uncoated engines under the same running conditions. An increase in engine power and a decrease in specific fuel consumption as well as significant improvements in exhaust gas emissions (except NOx) and smoke density were observed in the ceramiccoated engines compared with those of the uncoated engine.

M. Mohamed Musthafa; S. P. Sivapirakasam; M. Udayakumar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance evaluation of an active solar cooling system utilizing low cost plastic collectors and an evaporatively-cooled absorption chiller. Final report  

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During the summer of 1982, air conditioning in Solar House III at Colorado State University was provided by an evaporatively-cooled absorption chiller. The single-effect lithium bromide chiller provided by Arkla Industries is an experimental three-ton unit from which heat is rejected by direct evaporative cooling of the condenser and absorber walls, thereby eliminating the need for a separate cooling tower. Domestic hot water was also provided by use of a double-walled heat exchanger and 300-l (80-gal) hot water tank. For solar heat supply to the cooling system, plastic thin film collectors developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory were installed on the roof of Solar House III. Failure to withstand stagnation temperatures forced replacement of solar energy with an electric heat source. Objectives of the project were: (1) evaluation of system performance over the course of one cooling season in Fort collins, Colorado; (2) optimization of system operation and control; (3) development of a TRNSYS compatible model of the chiller; and (4) determination of cooling system performance in several US climates by use of the model.

Lof, G.O.G.; Westhoff, M.A.; Karaki, S.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Laboratory Performance Appraisal Process and Performance...  

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Modification No. 0164 Appendix B i ATTACHMENT J.2 APPENDIX B PERFORMANCE EVALUATION MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) Applicable to the Operation of Ames Laboratory Contract No....

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A provably time-efficient parallel implementation of full speculation  

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Speculative evaluation, including leniency and futures, is often used to produce high degrees of parallelism. Understanding the performance characteristics of such evaluation, however, requires having a detailed understanding of the implementation. For ... Keywords: abstract machines, parallel languages, profiling semantics, speculation, threads

John Greiner; Guy E. Blelloch

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suitability of Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model of the US Environmental Protection Agency for the simulation of the water balance of landfill cover systems  

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?Cover systems are widely used to safeguard landfills and contaminated sites. The evaluation of the ... water balance is crucial for the design of landfill covers. The Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performanc...

K. Berger; S. Melchior; G. Miehlich

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of MELCOR Code to a French PWR 900 MWe Severe Accident Sequence and Evaluation of Models Performance Focusing on In-Vessel Thermal Hydraulic Results  

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In the ambit of the Severe Accident Network of Excellence Project (SARNET), funded by the European Union, 6. FISA (Fission Safety) Programme, one of the main tasks is the development and validation of the European Accident Source Term Evaluation Code (ASTEC Code). One of the reference codes used to compare ASTEC results, coming from experimental and Reactor Plant applications, is MELCOR. ENEA is a SARNET member and also an ASTEC and MELCOR user. During the first 18 months of this project, we performed a series of MELCOR and ASTEC calculations referring to a French PWR 900 MWe and to the accident sequence of 'Loss of Steam Generator (SG) Feedwater' (known as H2 sequence in the French classification). H2 is an accident sequence substantially equivalent to a Station Blackout scenario, like a TMLB accident, with the only difference that in H2 sequence the scram is forced to occur with a delay of 28 seconds. The main events during the accident sequence are a loss of normal and auxiliary SG feedwater (0 s), followed by a scram when the water level in SG is equal or less than 0.7 m (after 28 seconds). There is also a main coolant pumps trip when {delta}Tsat < 10 deg. C, a total opening of the three relief valves when Tric (core maximal outlet temperature) is above 603 K (330 deg. C) and accumulators isolation when primary pressure goes below 1.5 MPa (15 bar). Among many other points, it is worth noting that this was the first time that a MELCOR 1.8.5 input deck was available for a French PWR 900. The main ENEA effort in this period was devoted to prepare the MELCOR input deck using the code version v.1.8.5 (build QZ Oct 2000 with the latest patch 185003 Oct 2001). The input deck, completely new, was prepared taking into account structure, data and same conditions as those found inside ASTEC input decks. The main goal of the work presented in this paper is to put in evidence where and when MELCOR provides good enough results and why, in some cases mainly referring to its specific models (candling, corium pool behaviour, etc.) they were less good. A future work will be the preparation of an input deck for the new MELCOR 1.8.6. and to perform a code-to-code comparison with ASTEC v1.2 rev. 1. (author)

De Rosa, Felice [ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (Italy)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Performance Report  

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be performed to evaluate one of several alternative routings for the proposed natural gas pipeline. Commercial utility providers (primarily phone and fiber-optic lines) in...

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Integrated powerhead demonstration full flow cycle development  

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The Integrated Powerhead Demonstration (IPD) is a 1 112 000 N (250 000? lb f ) thrust (at sea level) LOX/LH2 demonstration of a full flow cycle in an integrated system configuration. Aerojet and Rocketdyne are on contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory to design develop and deliver the required components and to provide test support to accomplish the demonstration. Rocketdyne is on contract to provide a fuel and oxygen turbopump a gas-gas injector and system engineering and integration. Aerojet is on contract to provide a fuel and oxygen preburner a main combustion chamber and a nozzle. The IPD components are being designed with Military Spaceplane (MSP) performance and operability requirements in mind. These requirements include: lifetime ?200 missions mean time between overhauls ?100 cycles and a capability to throttle from 20% to 100% of full power. These requirements bring new challenges both in designing and testing the components. This paper will provide some insight into these issues. Lessons learned from operating and supporting the space shuttle main engine (SSME) have been reviewed and incorporated where applicable. The IPD program will demonstrate phase I goals of the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) program while demonstrating key propulsion technologies that will be available for MSP concepts. The demonstration will take place on Test Stand 2A at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards AFB. The component tests will begin in 1999 and the integrated system tests will be completed in 2002.

J. Mathew Jones; James T. Nichols; William F. Sack; William D. Boyce; William A. Hayes

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Performance  

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Commercial Performance Commercial Performance Objectives: To review the market potential for improvements in commercial building glazings, quantify the energy savings potentials, explore potential design solutions, and develop guidelines and tools for building designers so that systems are specified and used in an optimal manner. A special emphasis is placed on the daylighting performance of glazings in commercial buildings since lighting is the single largest energy end use and daylighting can improve both visual performance and the quality of the indoor space as well as saving energy. Technical Approach: This project has two major complementary elements. The first is the exploration and assessment of glazing performance in commercial buildings leading to development of design strategies that reduce unnecessary energy use. The final step is creating design guides and tools that make this design knowledge accessible to practitioners, typically carried out in partnership with others. Although the emphasis is energy impacts, e.g. annual energy use, the performance issues addressed in the guides and tools include all that impact the final glazing selection process, e.g. appearance, glare. The second element is an exploration of daylighting strategies for commercial buildings since lighting energy use is the major energy end use in most buildings. This work develops and evaluates new daylighting devices and designs, assesses performance in commercial buildings, and demonstrates system performance using test cells, test rooms and case study buildings. All energy-related aspects of the design solutions, as well as other critical performance issues, are addressed in this work. Results of this work are integrated into the guides and tools described above. Much of this work has been co-supported by utilities and has been carried on in conjunction with participants in an International Energy Agency Daylighting Task.

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Help Sheet for Faculty Evaluation Process (Fall 2013) This document is intended to assist faculty and staff as they prepare materials for the Individual Performance Review (IPR) and the  

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faculty and staff as they prepare materials for the Individual Performance Review (IPR) and the faculty, postdoctoral fellows) are evaluated at the department level only. In a nutshell, those who must submit an IPR and Green forms, and IPR and CV. Just as with tenure track faculty, a judgment of merit does not mean

Chu, Xi

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Help Sheet for Faculty Evaluation Process (Fall 2012) This document is intended to assist faculty and staff as they prepare materials for the Individual Performance Review (IPR) and the  

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faculty and staff as they prepare materials for the Individual Performance Review (IPR) and the faculty, postdoctoral fellows) are evaluated at the department level only. In a nutshell, those who must submit an IPR faculty. Submit Ivory and Green forms, and IPR and CV. Just as with tenure track faculty, a judgment

Vonessen, Nikolaus

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Copyright 1999 IEEE. Published in the Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference On System Sciences, January 58, 1999, Maui, Hawaii. Evaluation of the JIAJIA Software DSM System on High Performance  

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Sciences, January 5­8, 1999, Maui, Hawaii. Evaluation of the JIAJIA Software DSM System on High Performance Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China dsm@water.chpc.itc.ac.cn Abstract Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) combines the scal- ability of loosely coupled multicomputer systems with the ease

Shi, Weisong

323

Pantex Emergency Management Full Participatin Exercise, October 2011  

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Report Number: HIAR-PTX-2011-10-05 Report Number: HIAR-PTX-2011-10-05 Site: Pantex Plant Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Pantex Emergency Management Full Participation Exercise Dates of Activity : 10/03/2011 - 10/05/2011 Report Preparer: Teri Lachman Activity Description/Purpose: Personnel from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, served as controllers and evaluators for the Pantex Emergency Management Full Participation Exercise at the request of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Pantex Site Office (PXO) and the NNSA Office of Emergency Management Implementation (NA-43). HSS provided an evaluator for emergency medical

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Performance Variability  

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Variability Variability of Highly Parallel Architectures William T.C. Kramer 1 and Clint Ryan 2 1 Department of Computing Sciences, University of California at Berkeley and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2 Department of Computing Sciences, University of California at Berkeley Abstract. The design and evaluation of high performance computers has concentrated on increasing computational speed for applications. This performance is often measured on a well configured dedicated sys- tem to show the best case. In the real environment, resources are not always dedicated to a single task, and systems run tasks that may influ- ence each other, so run times vary, sometimes to an unreasonably large extent. This paper explores the amount of variation seen across four large distributed memory systems in a systematic manner. It then

325

High Performance Computing School COMSC  

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High Performance Computing School COMSC This module aims to provide the students with fundamental knowledge and understanding of techniques associated with High Performance Computing and its practical' skills in analysing and evaluating High Performance Computing and will be structured around

Martin, Ralph R.

326

Coming Full Circle in Florida: Improving Electric Grid Reliability and  

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Coming Full Circle in Florida: Improving Electric Grid Reliability Coming Full Circle in Florida: Improving Electric Grid Reliability and Resiliency Coming Full Circle in Florida: Improving Electric Grid Reliability and Resiliency May 2, 2013 - 11:16am Addthis Inside Florida Power & Light's Transmission Performance Diagnostic Center. | Photo courtesy of Florida Power & Light. Inside Florida Power & Light's Transmission Performance Diagnostic Center. | Photo courtesy of Florida Power & Light. In 2009, at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Obama announced the launch of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grant program. In 2009, at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Obama announced the launch of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grant program. Inside Florida Power & Light's Transmission Performance Diagnostic Center. | Photo courtesy of Florida Power & Light.

327

Full Permit Application Handbook | Open Energy Information  

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Full Permit Application Handbook Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: Full Permit Application HandbookLegal Abstract...

328

ASEDRA Evaluation Final Report.  

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The performance of the Advanced Synthetically Enhanced Detector Resolution Algorithm (ASEDRA) was evaluated by performing a blind test of 29 sets of gamma-ray spectra that were provided by DNDO. ASEDRA is a post-processing algorithm developed at the Florida Institute of Nuclear Detection and Security at the University of Florida (UF/FINDS) that extracts char-acteristic peaks in gamma-ray spectra. The QuickID algorithm, also developed at UF/FINDS, was then used to identify nuclides based on the characteristic peaks generated by ASEDRA that are inferred from the spectra. The ASEDRA/QuickID analysis results were evaluated with respect to the performance of the DHSIsotopeID algorithm, which is a mature analysis tool that is part of the Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS). Data that were used for the blind test were intended to be challenging, and the radiation sources included thick shields around the radioactive materials as well as cargo containing naturally occurring radio-active materials, which masked emission from special nuclear materials and industrial isotopes. Evaluation of the analysis results with respect to the ground truth information (which was provided after the analyses were finalized) showed that neither ASEDRA/QuickID nor GADRAS could identify all of the radiation sources correctly. Overall, the purpose of this effort was primarily to evaluate ASEDRA, and GADRAS was used as a standard against which ASEDRA was compared. Although GADRAS was somewhat more accurate on average, the performance of ASEDRA exceeded that of GADRAS for some of the unknowns. The fact that GADRAS also failed to identify many of the radiation sources attests to the difficulty of analyzing the blind-test data that were used as a basis for the evaluation. This evaluation identified strengths and weaknesses of the two analysis approaches. The importance of good calibration data was also clear because the performance of both analysis methods was impeded by the inability to define the energy calibration accurately. Acronyms ACHIP adaptive chi-processed ASEDRA Advanced Synthetically Enhanced Detector Resolution Algorithm DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office DRFs Detector Response Functions FINDS Florida Institute of Nuclear Detection and Security FWHM full-width half-maximum GADRAS Gamma Detector Response Analysis Software GUI graphical user interface HEU highly enriched uranium HPGe high purity germanium ID identification NaI Sodium iodide NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials ppm parts per million SNL Sandia National Laboratories UF University of Florida WGPu weapons-grade plutonium

Mitchell, Dean James; Detwiler, Dr. Rebecca; Sjoden, Dr, Glenn E.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Classification Information  

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400060 Working Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Advertised Employing Department Statistics of Months Employed Per Year 9 Summary of Duties and Responsibilities The Department of Statistics at Iowa Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months) Full or Part Time Full

Carriquiry, Alicia

330

Economic, energy and GHG emissions performance evaluation of a WhisperGen Mk IV Stirling engine ?-CHP unit in a domestic dwelling  

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Abstract This paper presents an assessment of the energy, economic and greenhouse gas emissions performances of a WhisperGen Mk IV Stirling engine ?-CHP unit for use in a conventional house in the Republic of Ireland. The energy performance data used in this study was obtained from a field trial carried out in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the period June 2004–July 2005 by Northern Ireland Electricity and Phoenix Gas working in collaboration with Whispertech UK. A comparative performance analysis between the ?-CHP unit and a condensing gas boiler revealed that the ?-CHP unit resulted in an annual cost saving of €180 with an incremental simple payback period of 13.8 years when compared to a condensing gas boiler. Electricity imported from the grid decreased by 20.8% while CO2 emissions decreased by 16.1%. The ?-CHP unit used 2889 kW h of gas more than the condensing gas boiler.

G. Conroy; A. Duffy; L.M. Ayompe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

SCALE: A modular code system for performing Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation. Volume 2, Part 3: Functional modules F16--F17; Revision 5  

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SCALE--a modular code system for Standardized Computer Analyses Licensing Evaluation--has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SCALE system utilizes well-established computer codes and methods within standard analysis sequences that (1) allow an input format designed for the occasional user and/or novice, (2) automated the data processing and coupling between modules, and (3) provide accurate and reliable results. System development has been directed at problem-dependent cross-section processing and analysis of criticality safety, shielding, heat transfer, and depletion/decay problems. Since the initial release of SCALE in 1980, the code system has been heavily used for evaluation of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. This revision documents Version 4.3 of the system.

NONE

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCALE: A modular code system for performing Standardized Computer Analyses for Licensing Evaluation. Volume 1, Part 2: Control modules S1--H1; Revision 5  

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SCALE--a modular code system for Standardized Computer Analyses Licensing Evaluation--has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SCALE system utilizes well-established computer codes and methods within standard analysis sequences that (1) allow an input format designed for the occasional user and/or novice, (2) automated the data processing and coupling between modules, and (3) provide accurate and reliable results. System development has been directed at problem-dependent cross-section processing and analysis of criticality safety, shielding, heat transfer, and depletion/decay problems. Since the initial release of SCALE in 1980, the code system has been heavily used for evaluation of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. This revision documents Version 4.3 of the system.

NONE

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Sample M&V Plan from the Texas Workshop: Preparing and Evaluating Measurement and Verification Plans for Energy Performance Contracts in Texas  

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This document contains a sample M&V plan that has been prepared in accordance with the Texas Guidelines for Measurement and Verification for Energy Performance Contracts. This sample M&V plan was extracted from the March 1999 workshop, entitled...

Haberl, J. S.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Resource Assessment Overview and MIT Full Breeze Case Study  

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;Full Breeze Project Overview · Student-run project to assess the installation of a small wind turbine.85 for wind speed r = 0.96 to 0.97 for wind direction (wrapped) #12;Blue ­ Met Tower 1 Green ­ Met Tower 2 Tower 1 out performs Met Tower 2 under most prevailing wind directions · Winds often come from 270

335

,"Full Service Providers",,,,,"Other Providers",,  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Illinois" ,"Full Service Providers",,,,,"Other Providers",, "Item","Investor Owned","Public","Federal","Cooperative","Non-Utility","Energy","Delivery","Total" "Number of...

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,"Full Service Providers",,,,,"Other Providers",,  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Connecticut" ,"Full Service Providers",,,,,"Other Providers",, "Item","Investor Owned","Public","Federal","Cooperative","Non-Utility","Energy","Delivery","Total" "Number of...

337

Evaluation of F1 Cows Sired by Brahman, Boran, and Tuli Bulls for Reproductive and Maternal Performance Traits and Cow Longevity  

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LONGEVITY A Thesis by CARL THOMAS MUNTEAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, James O. Sanders... and Maternal Performance Traits and Cow Longevity. (May 2011) Carl Thomas Muntean, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. James O. Sanders Birth (BWT) (n = 1,335) and weaning weight...

Muntean, Carl

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

338

Desalination processes and performance  

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Different desalination processes are evaluated for feed, capacity, performance, energy requirements, and cost. These include distillation, reverse osmosis, or electrodialysis. Detailed information is given on distillation processes and membrane processes.

Summers, L. J.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

SCALE: A modular code system for performing standardized computer analyses for licensing evaluation. Functional modules F9--F16 -- Volume 2, Part 2, Revision 4  

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SCALE--a modular code system for Standardized Computer Analyses Licensing Evaluation--has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SCALE system utilizes well-established computer codes and methods within standard analysis sequences that (1) allow an input format designed for the occasional user and/or novice, (2) automate the data processing and coupling between modules, and (3) provide accurate and reliable results. System development has been directed at problem-dependent cross-section processing and analysis of criticality safety, shielding, heat transfer, and depletion/decay problems. Since the initial release of SCALE in 1980, the code system has been heavily used for evaluation of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. This revision documents Version 4.2 of the system. The manual is divided into three volumes: Volume 1--for the control module documentation, Volume 2--for functional module documentation; and Volume 3--for documentation of the data libraries and subroutine libraries. This volume discusses the following functional modules: MORSE-SGC; HEATING 7.2; KENO V.a; JUNEBUG-II; HEATPLOT-S; REGPLOT 6; PLORIGEN; and OCULAR.

West, J.T.; Hoffman, T.J.; Emmett, M.B.; Childs, K.W.; Petrie, L.M.; Landers, N.F.; Bryan, C.B.; Giles, G.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

SCALE: A modular code system for performing standardized computer analyses for licensing evaluation. Functional modules F1--F8 -- Volume 2, Part 1, Revision 4  

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SCALE--a modular code system for Standardized Computer Analyses Licensing Evaluation--has been developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The SCALE system utilizes well-established computer codes and methods within standard analysis sequences that (1) allow an input format designed for the occasional user and/or novice, (2) automate the data processing and coupling between modules, and (3) provide accurate and reliable results. System development has been directed at problem-dependent cross-section processing and analysis of criticality safety, shielding, heat transfer, and depletion/decay problems. Since the initial release of SCALE in 1980, the code system has been heavily used for evaluation of nuclear fuel facility and package designs. This revision documents Version 4.2 of the system. The manual is divided into three volumes: Volume 1--for the control module documentation; Volume 2--for functional module documentation; and Volume 3--for documentation of the data libraries and subroutine libraries.

Greene, N.M.; Petrie, L.M.; Westfall, R.M.; Bucholz, J.A.; Hermann, O.W.; Fraley, S.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Full bridge converter Transformers and isolated converters  

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parts of the B-H curve are used. Include: push-pull, half-bridge, full-bridge (explained belowFull bridge converter Transformers and isolated converters Most DC power supplies have) cross section of a transformer. (b) Ideal B-H characteristics of the core. (c) B-H characteristics

Knobloch,JĂĽrgen

342

Update report on the performance of 400 megawatt and larger nuclear and coal-fired generating units. Performance through 1977  

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Forty-seven nuclear generating units and 125 coal-fired generating plants that have had at least one full year of commercial operation are covered in this report. Their performances are evaluated using the capacity factor, availability factor, equivalent availability, and forced outage rate. The data are arranged by state and utility. (DLC)

None

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Laboratory evaluation of performance and durability of polymer grouts for subsurface hydraulic/diffusion barriers. Informal report, October 1993--May 1994  

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Contaminated soils, buried waste and leaking underground storage tanks pose a threat to the environment through contaminant transport. One of the options for control of contaminant migration from buried waste sites is the construction of a subsurface barrier. Subsurface barriers increase the performance of waste disposal sites by providing a low permeability layer that can reduce percolation water migration into the waste site, minimize surface transport of contaminants, and reduce migration of volatile species. Also, a barrier can be constructed to envelop the site or plume completely, there by containing the contaminants and the potential leakage. Portland cement grout curtains have been used for barriers around waste sites. However, large castings of hydraulic cements result invariably in cracking due to shrinkage, thermal stresses induced by the hydration reactions, and wet-dry cycling prevalent at and sites. Therefore, improved, low permeability, high integrity materials are under investigation by the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Technology Development, Integrated Demonstrations and Programs. The binders chosen for characterization include: an acrylic, a vinylester styrene, bitumen, a polyester styrene, furfuryl alcohol, and sulfur polymer cement. These materials cover broad ranges of chemical and physical durability, performance, viscosity, and cost. This report details the results of laboratory formulation, testing, and characterization of several innovative polymer grouts. An appendix containing a database of the barrier materials is at the end of this report.

Heiser, J.H.; Milian, L.W.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

SBIR Full Application Preparation and Submission Information  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

An LOI is required and must be submitted by the small business concern. Only those applicants that submit an LOI by the due date are eligible to submit a full application.

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SUPERGLASS. Engineering field tests - Phase 3. Production, market planning, and product evaluation for a high-thermal-performance insulating glass design utilizing HEAT MIRROR transparent insulation. Final report  

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HEAT MIRROR transparent window insulation consists of a clear polyester film two mils (.002'') thick with a thin, clear low-emissivity (.15) coating deposited on one side by state-of-the-art vacuum deposition processes. This neutral-colored invisible coating reflects long-wave infrared energy (heat). When mounted by being stretched with a 1/2'' air-gap on each side of the film, the resulting unit reduces heat loss by 60% compared to dual insulating glass. Southwall Corporation produces HEAT MIRROR transparent insulation and markets it to manufacturers of sealed insulating glass (I.G.) units and window and building manufacturers who make their own I.G. These companies build and sell the SUPERGLASS sealed glazing units. Units made and installed in buildings by six customers were visited. These units were located in many geographic regions, including the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, New England, Southeast, and West Coast. As much as could be obtained of their history was recorded, as was their current condition and performance. These units had been in place from two weeks to over a year. All of the units were performing thermally very well, as measured by taking temperature profiles through them and through adjacent conventional I.G. units. Some units had minor visual defects (attributed to I.G. assembly techniques) which are discussed in detail. Overall occupant acceptance was enthusiastically positive. In addition to saving energy, without compromise of optical quality or appearance, the product makes rooms with large glazing areas comfortable to be in in cold weather. All defects observed were present when built; there appears to be no in-field degradation of quality at this time.

Tilford, C L

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Parametric and kinetic studies on deactivation and regeneration of hydrotreating catalysts in solvent refined coal upgrading process and an evaluation of the liquid vaporization effects on hydrotreater performance  

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Catalysts used in hydrotreating the solvent refined coal were rapidly deactivated during the initial stages of processing. The major cause of deactivation appears to be the deposition of carbonaceous material on the catalyst. A simulated aging technique involving a series of reactions on the same batch of catalyst and a model compound activity test were developed and used to study the effects of process conditions, feedstock characteristics, catalyst properties, and catalyst pretreatment on initial catalyst deactivation. The variables shown to increase the rate of deactivation are: increased catalyst loading, high reaction temperature, low hydrogen pressure, unsulfiding the catalyst, and high concentrations of preasphaltenes and insoluble organic matter in the feedstock. The loss in catalyst surface area during the aging process was substantial, being as high as 95%. A simple kinetic model, including a first-order catalyst deactivation rate, was applied to upgrading of two-coal derived feedstocks. A catalyst deactivation mechanism was proposed which involves the adsorption and surface reaction of coke precursors on catalytic active sites. Catalyst regeneration of aged catalysts from the LC-Finer and the ITSL process has been accomplished through oxidative treatment followed by presulfiding. A parametric study has been performed to identify the optimum regeneration conditions. The degree of regeneration appears to be dependent on the feed material and reaction history of the catalyst. Liquid vaporization affects the hydrotreater performance significantly. The hydrotreater is simulated to study the effects of the solvent volatility, hydrogen flow rate, feed concentration, temperature, and pressure. A gradientless reactor system was designed, built, and used to verify the key result ofthe simulation study.

Nalitham, R.V.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Performance evaluation of granular activated carbon system at Pantex: Rapid small-scale column tests to simulate removal of high explosives from contaminated groundwater  

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A granular activated carbon (GAC) system is now in operation at Pantex to treat groundwater from the perched aquifer that is contaminated with high explosives. The main chemicals of concern are RDX and HMX. The system consists of two GAC columns in series. Each column is charged with 10,000 pounds of Northwestern LB-830 GAC. At the design flow rate of 325 gpm, the hydraulic loading is 6.47 gpm/ft{sup 2}, and the empty bed contact time is 8.2 minutes per column. Currently, the system is operating at less than 10% of its design flow rate, although flow rate increases are expected in the relatively near future. This study had several objectives: Estimate the service life of the GAC now in use at Pantex; Screen several GACs to provide a recommendation on the best GAC for use at Pantex when the current GAC is exhausted and is replaced; Determine the extent to which natural organic matter in the Pantex groundwater fouls GAC adsorption sites, thereby decreasing the adsorption capacity for high explosives; and Determine if computer simulation models could match the experimental results, thereby providing another tool to follow system performance.

Henke, J.L.; Speitel, G.E. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering] [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades vs. Cost-Optimized Solutions; Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

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Expanding on previous research by PARR, this study compares measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software. In previous research, cost-optimal measure packages were identified for fifteen Chicagoland single family housing archetypes, called housing groups. In the present study, 800 IHP homes are first matched to one of these fifteen housing groups, and then the average measures being installed in each housing group are modeled using BEopt to estimate energy savings. For most housing groups, the differences between recommended and installed measure packages is substantial. By comparing actual IHP retrofit measures to BEopt-recommended cost-optimal measures, missed savings opportunities are identified in some housing groups; also, valuable information is obtained regarding housing groups where IHP achieves greater savings than BEopt-modeled, cost-optimal recommendations. Additionally, a measure-level sensitivity analysis conducted for one housing group reveals which measures may be contributing the most to gas and electric savings. Overall, the study finds not only that for some housing groups, the average IHP retrofit results in more energy savings than would result from cost-optimal, BEopt-recommended measure packages, but also that linking home categorization to standardized retrofit measure packages provides an opportunity to streamline the process for single family home energy retrofits and maximize both energy savings and cost-effectiveness.

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2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades Versus Cost-Optimized Solutions  

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Expanding on previous research by PARR, this study compares measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(R) (IHP) residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software. In previous research, cost-optimal measure packages were identified for fifteen Chicagoland single family housing archetypes, called housing groups. In the present study, 800 IHP homes are first matched to one of these fifteen housing groups, and then the average measures being installed in each housing group are modeled using BEopt to estimate energy savings. For most housing groups, the differences between recommended and installed measure packages is substantial. By comparing actual IHP retrofit measures to BEopt-recommended cost-optimal measures, missed savings opportunities are identified in some housing groups; also, valuable information is obtained regarding housing groups where IHP achieves greater savings than BEopt-modeled, cost-optimal recommendations. Additionally, a measure-level sensitivity analysis conducted for one housing group reveals which measures may be contributing the most to gas and electric savings. Overall, the study finds not only that for some housing groups, the average IHP retrofit results in more energy savings than would result from cost-optimal, BEopt recommended measure packages, but also that linking home categorization to standardized retrofit measure packages provides an opportunity to streamline the process for single family home energy retrofits and maximize both energy savings and cost-effectiveness.

Yee, S.; Milby, M.; Baker, J.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Five-year summary and evaluation of operations and performance of the Utica aquifer and North Lake Basin Wetlands restoration project in 2004-2009.  

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This document reviews the performance of the groundwater (and wetlands) restoration program implemented by the Commodity Credit Corporation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA) at the former CCC/USDA grain storage facility in Utica, Nebraska, during the first five years (2004-2009) of this initiative. The report summarizes treatment system operational data and regulatory compliance monitoring results for the site during this period, together with the results of the targeted groundwater sampling and analysis for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) conducted in early 2010 (following completion of the fifth year of systems operation), to assess the initial five years of progress of the Utica remediation effort. On the basis of the 2003 groundwater sampling results, a remedial system employing 4 extraction wells (GWEX1-GWEX4), with groundwater treatment by spray irrigation and conventional air stripping, was implemented with the concurrence of the CCC/USDA and the agencies (Table 1.1). The principal components of the system are shown in Figure 1.3 and are briefly described in Section 1.2. Operation of well GWEX4 and the associated air stripper began on October 29, 2004, and routine operation of wells GWEX1-GWEX3 and the spray irrigation treatment units began on November 22, 2004.

LaFreniere, L. M. (Environmental Science Division) [Environmental Science Division

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

351

Behavior of 10 full-scale ground anchors installed in stiff clay  

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Results from load tests conducted on ten, full-scale instrumented ground anchors installed in stiff clay, illustrated that anchor performance is load-history dependent. Anchors having shorter bonded lengths performed significantly better than...

Powers, William Francis

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Full Circle Developments Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Full Circle Developments Inc Full Circle Developments Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Full Circle Developments Inc Place Plymouth, Michigan Zip 48170 Sector Renewable Energy Product Private Michigan-based clean energy project developer, with focus on brownfield site biofuel projects that are powered by renewable energy. Coordinates 43.75681°, -87.984809° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.75681,"lon":-87.984809,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Full-Scale Accident Testing in Support of Used Nuclear Fuel Transportation.  

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The safe transport of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste is an important aspect of the waste management system of the United States. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) currently certifies spent nuclear fuel rail cask designs based primarily on numerical modeling of hypothetical accident conditions augmented with some small scale testing. However, NRC initiated a Package Performance Study (PPS) in 2001 to examine the response of full-scale rail casks in extreme transportation accidents. The objectives of PPS were to demonstrate the safety of transportation casks and to provide high-fidelity data for validating the modeling. Although work on the PPS eventually stopped, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future recommended in 2012 that the test plans be re-examined. This recommendation was in recognition of substantial public feedback calling for a full-scale severe accident test of a rail cask to verify evaluations by NRC, which find that risk from the transport of spent fuel in certified casks is extremely low. This report, which serves as the re-assessment, provides a summary of the history of the PPS planning, identifies the objectives and technical issues that drove the scope of the PPS, and presents a possible path for moving forward in planning to conduct a full-scale cask test. Because full-scale testing is expensive, the value of such testing on public perceptions and public acceptance is important. Consequently, the path forward starts with a public perception component followed by two additional components: accident simulation and first responder training. The proposed path forward presents a series of study options with several points where the package performance study could be redirected if warranted.

Durbin, Samuel G.; Lindgren, Eric R.; Rechard, Rob P.; Sorenson, Ken B.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking ICRF Full-wave Solvers for ITER  

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Abstract Benchmarking of full-wave solvers for ICRF simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modeling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high performance baseline (5.3 T, 15 MA) DT H-mode. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by six full-wave solver groups to simulate the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating, and by three of these groups to simulate the current-drive. Approximate agreement is achieved for the predicted heating power for the DT and He4 cases. Factor of two disagreements are found for the cases with second harmonic He3 heating in bulk H cases. Approximate agreement is achieved simulating the ICRF current drive.

R. V. Budny, L. Berry, R. Bilato, P. Bonoli, M. Brambilla, R. J. Dumont, A. Fukuyama, R. Harvey, E. F. Jaeger, K. Indireshkumar, E. Lerche, D. McCune, C. K. Phillips, V. Vdovin, J. Wright, and members of the ITPA-IOS

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of Commercial Buildings, 2003 - Full Report  

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Full Report Full Report Energy Information Administration > Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey > Overview of Commercial Buildings Overview of Commercial Buildings, 2003 Introduction The Energy Information Administration conducts the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to collect information on energy-related building characteristics and types and amounts of energy consumed in commercial buildings in the United States. In 2003, CBECS reports that commercial buildings: â—Ź total nearly 4.9 million buildings â—Ź comprise more than 71.6 billion square feet of floorspace â—Ź consumed more than 6,500 trillion Btu of energy, with electricity accounting for 55 percent and natural gas 32 percent (Figure 1) â—Ź

356

Hybrid Monte Carlo and topological modes of full QCD  

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We investigate the performance of the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm, the standard algorithm used for lattice QCD simulations involving fermions, in updating non-trivial global topological structures. We find that the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm has serious problems decorrelating the global topological charge at the values of $\\beta$ and $m$ currently simulated, where continuum physics should be approximately realized. This represents a warning which must be seriously considered when simulating full QCD by hybrid Monte Carlo.

B. Allés; G. Boyd; M. D'Elia; A. Di Giacomo; E. Vicari

1996-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

357

Connected obstructions to full graph homomorphisms  

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Minimal obstructions to full homomorphisms to a graph B have been proved to be of size at most |B|+1. This turns out to require that disconnected obstructions be allowed. In this paper we prove that the size of minimal connected obstructions is at most ...

Pavol Hell, Aleš Pultr

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Friction in full view A. P. Merklea  

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Friction in full view A. P. Merklea and L. D. Marksb Materials Science and Engineering proposed friction mechanisms explaining the unique tribological properties of graphite. Wear of graphite chemical or struc- tural information from the interface during a friction experi- ment. Examples

Marks, Laurence D.

359

Performance Monitoring  

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Optimization Performance Monitoring Performance Monitoring A redirector page has been set up without anywhere to redirect to. Last edited: 2014-08-25 14:37:27...

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e00053-12.full.pdf  

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10.1128/mBio.00053-12. 10.1128/mBio.00053-12. 3(2): . mBio . Temperature-Dependent Product Formation Engineering a Hyperthermophilic Archaeon for 2012. Mirko Basen, Junsong Sun and Michael W. W. Adams Product Formation Archaeon for Temperature-Dependent Engineering a Hyperthermophilic http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00053-12.full.html Updated information and services can be found at: REFERENCES http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00053-12.full.html#ref-list-1 This article cites 28 articles, 13 of which can be accessed free at: CONTENT ALERTS more>> article), Receive: RSS Feeds, eTOCs, free email alerts (when new articles cite this http://journals.asm.org/subscriptions/ To subscribe to another ASM Journal go to: http://mbio.asm.org/misc/contentdelivery.xhtml Information about Print on Demand and other content delivery options:

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361

Contractor Past Performance Information  

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December 2010) December 2010) 1 Contractor Performance Information References Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subparts 8.4 Federal Supply Schedules - 8.406-7 Contractor performance evaluation and 8.406-8 Reporting 9.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors - 9.104 Standards and 9.105 Procedures 9.4 Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility - 9.406 Debarment and 9.407 Suspension 12.2 Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items - 12.206 Use of past performance 12.4 Unique Requirements Regarding Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items - 12.403 Termination 13.1 Procedures - 13.106-2 Evaluation of quotations or offers 15.3 Source Selection - 15.305 Proposal evaluation 15.4 Contract Pricing - 15.407-1 Defective cost or pricing data

362

Full Counting Statistics of Stationary Particle Beams  

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We present a general scheme for treating particle beams as many particle systems. This includes the full counting statistics and the requirements of Bose/Fermi symmetry. In the stationary limit, i.e., for longer and longer beams, the total particle number diverges, and a description in Fock space is no longer possible. We therefore extend the formalism to include stationary beams. These beams exhibit a well-defined "local" counting statistics, by which we mean the full counting statistics of all clicks falling into any given finite interval. We treat in detail a model of a source, creating particles in a fixed state, which then evolve under the free time evolution, and we determine the resulting stationary beam in the far field. In comparison to the one-particle picture we obtain a correction due to Bose/Fermi statistics, which depends on the emission rate. We also consider plane waves as stationary many particle states, and determine the distribution of intervals between successive clicks in such a beam.

J. Kiukas; A. Ruschhaupt; R. F. Werner

2011-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

363

AGA-12, Part 2 Performance Test Results | Department of Energy  

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AGA-12, Part 2 Performance Test Results AGA-12, Part 2 Performance Test Results The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was tasked to evaluate the performance of devices...

364

Full Circle Fuels | Open Energy Information  

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Fuels Fuels Jump to: navigation, search Name Full Circle Fuels Place Oberlin, Ohio Zip 44074 Sector Biofuels Product Alternative fuels center dedicated to increasing awareness and use of biofuels in northeast Ohio. Coordinates 41.292925°, -82.217354° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.292925,"lon":-82.217354,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

365

Sensorless performance evaluation of induction motors  

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component flowing in the stator windings. 3. A slip frequency component produced by the interaction of the rotating field produced by the dc current component flowing in the rotor circuit, which rotates with the rotor speed, and the synchronously rotating... magnetic field of the stator. The mentioned torque components do not, however, take into account the effect of slotting on torque pulsation. The theoretical basis behind such an analysis has been 12 presented in a myriad of literature [25], thus...

Ahmed, Shehab

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

366

Performance evaluation of thermal energy storage systems;.  

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??Solar thermal technologies are promising, given the fact that solar newlineenergy is the cheapest and most widely available of all renewable energy newlinetechnologies. The recent… (more)

Ramana A S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Laboratory Evaluation of Residential Furnace Blower Performance  

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for improvement of both electric motor and the aerodynamicthe mounting of the electric motor in the inlet restrictsconsumption of the electric motor and includes both electric

Walker, Iain S.; Lutz, Jim D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Mission Support Contract Performance Evaluation and Measurement...  

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tank farms. 7 1.5 Provide services to support 242-A evaporator. 5 1.6 Meet the WTP interface control document (ICD) requirements along with the ICD review schedules, issue...

369

performance evaluation for multiprocessors programmed using ...  

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ideas can be generalized to other architectures. begin, Dritz and Boyle make the following ... in a production environment. Second, the quantity WN/TN, although ...

2000-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

370

4Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators  

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4Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance 4Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report 4Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report "This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from October through December 2011. Data for these indicators were gathered by field elements per Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standard 1063-2011 , Facility Representatives, and reported to Headquarters program offices for evaluation and feedback to improve the FR Program. Highlights from this report include: FR Staffing/Qualification/Oversight Data: * DOE was staffed at 179 FR Full Time Equivalents (FTE), which is 92 percent of the full staffing level (DOE goal is 100 percent). Four FRs left due to transfer,

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2Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators  

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2Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance 2Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report 2Q CY2011 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report "This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period April through June 20 1 1. Data for these indicators were gathered by Field Elements per Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standard (STD) 1063-20 1 1, Facility Representatives, and reported to Headquarters Program Offices for evaluation and feedback to improve the FR Program. Highlights from this report: FR Staffing/Qualification/Oversight data DOE was staffed at 180 FR Full Time Equivalents (FTEs), which is 9 1 percent of the full staffing level (DOE goal is 100 percent).

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2Q CY2012 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators  

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2Q CY2012 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance 2Q CY2012 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report 2Q CY2012 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report "This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from April through June 2012. Data for these indicators were gathered by field elements per Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standard 1063-2011, Facility Representatives, and reported to Headquarters program offices for evaluation and feedback to improve the FR Program. Highlights from this report include: FR Staffing/Qualification/Oversight Data * DOE was staffed at 176 FR Full Time Equivalents (FTE), which is 95 percent of the full staffing level (DOE goal is 100 percent). This staff reflects a

373

Relative Performance Compensation, Contests, and Dynamic Incentives  

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Contests (or tournaments) are pervasive in organizations. They help performance evaluation by eliminating common shocks affecting agents' performance. However, tournaments are less effective when participants have heterogeneous ability because participants ... Keywords: dynamic incentives, multitasking, relative performance compensation, tournaments

Pablo Casas-Arce; F. Asís Martínez-Jerez

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Preliminary melter performance assessment report  

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The Melter Performance Assessment activity, a component of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory`s (PNL) Vitrification Technology Development (PVTD) effort, was designed to determine the impact of noble metals on the operational life of the reference Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) melter. The melter performance assessment consisted of several activities, including a literature review of all work done with noble metals in glass, gradient furnace testing to study the behavior of noble metals during the melting process, research-scale and engineering-scale melter testing to evaluate effects of noble metals on melter operation, and computer modeling that used the experimental data to predict effects of noble metals on the full-scale melter. Feed used in these tests simulated neutralized current acid waste (NCAW) feed. This report summarizes the results of the melter performance assessment and predicts the lifetime of the HWVP melter. It should be noted that this work was conducted before the recent Tri-Party Agreement changes, so the reference melter referred to here is the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) melter design.

Elliott, M.L.; Eyler, L.L.; Mahoney, L.A.; Cooper, M.F.; Whitney, L.D.; Shafer, P.J.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Property:Full-Scale Test | Open Energy Information  

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Full-Scale Test Full-Scale Test Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Full-Scale Test Property Type Text Pages using the property "Full-Scale Test" Showing 13 pages using this property. M MHK Technologies/Atlantis AN 150 + The AN150 system was connected to the SPAusNet Victorian electricity grid exporting renewable power for from 2008 to 2012 Atlantis received power sales revenue and RECs Renewable Energy Certificates during this period of operation MHK Technologies/Atlantis AR 1000 + Atlantis connect its 1MW AR1000 tidal turbine to the grid at the European Marine Energy Centre EMEC in Orkney Scotland on Thursday the 11th August 2011 Atlantis Resources Corporation will continue its AR1000 tidal turbine testing programme at the National Renewable Energy Centre Narec in Blyth Northumberland The company s AR1000 nacelle was retrieved from its test berth at the European Marine Energy Centre EMEC in Orkney in late November following successful open ocean testing It will be transported to Blyth for preparation ahead of the spring opening of Narec s 3MW capacity turbine drive train testing facility The independent onshore facility has been developed to de risk in field activities conducting reliability and performance appraisals of new devices and system components through accelerated lifetime testing

376

Performative architecture  

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The following thesis explores two central hypotheses. On the one hand it introduces the idea of performative architecture (performance in design), and has done so with the desire to contribute directly to the expansion of ...

Araya, Sergio (Sergio Alejandro)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Technical Data to Justify Full Burnup Credit in Criticality Safety Licensing Analysis  

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Enercon Services, Inc. (ENERCON) was requested under Task Order No.2 to identify scientific and technical data needed to benchmark and justify Full Burnup Credit, which adds 16 fission products and 4 minor actinides1 to Actinide-Only burnup credit. The historical perspective for Full Burnup Credit is discussed, and interviews of organizations participating in burnup credit activities are summarized as a basis for identifying additional data needs and making recommendation. Input from burnup credit participants representing two segments of the commercial nuclear industry is provided. First, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been very active in the development of Full Burnup Credit, representing the interests of nuclear utilities in achieving capacity gains for storage and transport casks. EPRI and its utility customers are interested in a swift resolution of the validation issues that are delaying the implementation of Full Burnup Credit [EPRI 2010b]. Second, used nuclear fuel storage and transportation Cask Vendors favor improving burnup credit beyond Actinide-Only burnup credit, although their discussion of specific burnup credit achievements and data needs was limited citing business sensitive and technical proprietary concerns. While Cask Vendor proprietary items are not specifically identified in this report, the needs of all nuclear industry participants are reflected in the conclusions and recommendations of this report. In addition, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) were interviewed for their input into additional data needs to achieve Full Burnup Credit. ORNL was very open to discussions of Full Burnup Credit, with several telecoms and a visit by ENERCON to ORNL. For many years, ORNL has provided extensive support to the NRC regarding burnup credit in all of its forms. Discussions with ORNL focused on potential resolutions to the validation issues for the use of fission products. SNL was helpful in ENERCON's understanding of the difficult issues related to obtaining and analyzing additional cross section test data to support Full Burnup Credit. A PIRT (Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table) analysis was performed by ENERCON to evaluate the costs and benefits of acquiring different types of nuclear data in support of Full Burnup Credit. A PIRT exercise is a formal expert elicitation process with the final output being the ranking tables. The PIRT analysis (Table 7-4: Results of PIRT Evaluation) showed that the acquisition of additional Actinide-Only experimental data, although beneficial, was associated with high cost and is not necessarily needed. The conclusion was that the existing Radiochemical Assay (RCA) data plus the French Haut Taux de Combustion (HTC)2 and handbook Laboratory Critical Experiment (LCE) data provide adequate benchmark validation for Actinide-Only Burnup Credit. The PIRT analysis indicated that the costs and schedule to obtain sufficient additional experimental data to support the addition of 16 fission products to Actinide-Only Burnup Credit to produce Full Burnup Credit are quite substantial. ENERCON estimates the cost to be $50M to $100M with a schedule of five or more years. The PIRT analysis highlights another option for fission product burnup credit, which is the application of computer-based uncertainty analyses (S/U - Sensitivity/Uncertainty methodologies), confirmed by the limited experimental data that is already available. S/U analyses essentially transform cross section uncertainty information contained in the cross section libraries into a reactivity bias and uncertainty. Recent work by ORNL and EPRI has shown that a methodology to support Full Burnup Credit is possible using a combination of traditional RCA and LCE validation plus S/U validation for fission product isotopics and cross sections. Further, the most recent cross section data (ENDF/B-VII) can be incorporated into the burnup credit codes at a reasonable cost compared to the acquisition of equivalent experimental data. ENERCON concludes that even with the cos

Enercon Services, Inc.

2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

378

Energy performance of air distribution systems part II: room air stratification full scale testing  

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and are connected to a fan coil unit by flexible ductwork asvariable air volume fan coil units typically used in

Webster, Tom; Lukaschek, Wolfgang; Dickeroff, Darryl; Bauman, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

The Envelope Thermal Test Unit (ETTU): Full Measurement of Wall Perform ance  

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Energy Conservation in the Built Environment, Dublin, Ireland, March 30-April THE ENVELOPE THERMAL TEST UNIT (ETTU): FIELD MEASUREMENT

Sonderegger, R.C.; Sherman, M.H.; Adams, J.W.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

The Envelope Thermal Test Unit (ETTU): Full Measurement of Wall Perform ance  

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Energy Conservation in the Built Environment, Dublin, Ireland, March 30-April THE ENVELOPE THERMAL TEST UNIT (ETTU): FIELD MEASUREMENT

Adams, J.W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy performance of air distribution systems part II: room air stratification full scale testing  

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Double Clear glass the SHGC was 0.70 and 0.66, respectively.west facing low-e window with SHGC of 0.27 in Kansas City at

Webster, Tom; Lukaschek, Wolfgang; Dickeroff, Darryl; Bauman, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Energy performance of air distribution systems part II: room air stratification full scale testing  

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control), one that resets supply plenum pressure set point from room temperatureControl strategy (CAV/VAV/open loop) Room setpoint Room supply air temperaturecontrol mode; i.e. , uncontrolled at a given entering airflow and supply temperature.

Webster, Tom; Lukaschek, Wolfgang; Dickeroff, Darryl; Bauman, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui...  

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Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui High Performance Computing Center Case Study: Evaluating Liquid versus Air Cooling in the Maui High Performance...

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Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification | Department...  

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Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Benefits of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification This document provides information about the benefits of performing...

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RL's Fiscal Year 2013 Fee Evaluation Summary  

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Award Period: October 2012 through September 2013 Basis of Evaluation: Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP) Award Fee Available: 21,030,647 Award Fee Earned:...

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Benchmarking ICRF full-wave solvers for ITER  

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Benchmarking full-wave solvers for ion-cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modelling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high-performance baseline (5.3?T, 15?MA) DT H-mode. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by six full-wave solver groups to simulate the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating, and by three of these groups to simulate the current drive. Approximate agreement is achieved by four of the solvers for the heating power partitions for the DT and He4 cases. Factor of two or more disagreements are found for the heating power partitions for the cases with second harmonic He3 heating in bulk H cases. Approximate agreement is achieved simulating the ICRF current-drive 1D profiles.

R.V. Budny; L. Berry; R. Bilato; P. Bonoli; M. Brambilla; R.J. Dumont; A. Fukuyama; R. Harvey; E.F. Jaeger; K. Indireshkumar; E. Lerche; D. McCune; C.K. Phillips; V. Vdovin; J. Wright; members of the ITPA-IOS

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Performance Characterization  

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Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

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Use of volumetric features for temporal comparison of mass lesions in full field digital mammograms  

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Purpose: Temporal comparison of lesions might improve classification between benign and malignant lesions in full-field digital mammograms (FFDM). The authors compare the use of volumetric features for lesion classification, which are computed from dense tissue thickness maps, to the use of mammographic lesion area. Use of dense tissue thickness maps for lesion characterization is advantageous, since it results in lesion features that are invariant to acquisition parameters. Methods: The dataset used in the analysis consisted of 60 temporal mammogram pairs comprising 120 mediolateral oblique or craniocaudal views with a total of 65 lesions, of which 41 were benign and 24 malignant. The authors analyzed the performance of four volumetric features, area, and four other commonly used features obtained from temporal mammogram pairs, current mammograms, and prior mammograms. The authors evaluated the individual performance of all features and of different feature sets. The authors used linear discriminant analysis with leave-one-out cross validation to classify different feature sets. Results: Volumetric features from temporal mammogram pairs achieved the best individual performance, as measured by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (A{sub z} value). Volume change (A{sub z} = 0.88) achieved higher A{sub z} value than projected lesion area change (A{sub z} = 0.78) in the temporal comparison of lesions. Best performance was achieved with a set that consisted of a set of features extracted from the current exam combined with four volumetric features representing changes with respect to the prior mammogram (A{sub z} = 0.90). This was significantly better (p = 0.005) than the performance obtained using features from the current exam only (A{sub z} = 0.77). Conclusions: Volumetric features from temporal mammogram pairs combined with features from the single exam significantly improve discrimination of benign and malignant lesions in FFDM mammograms compared to using only single exam features. In the comparison with prior mammograms, use of volumetric change may lead to better performance than use of lesion area change.

Bozek, Jelena, E-mail: jelena.bozek@fer.hr; Grgic, Mislav [Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia)] [Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Kallenberg, Michiel; Karssemeijer, Nico [Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 18, 6525 GA Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 18, 6525 GA Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

389

Full-potential linear muffin-tin-orbital method  

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A new band-structure method which allows the self-consistent solution of the Schrödinger equation with a full (all-electron, non-muffin-tin) crystal potential has been developed. A basis set consisting of the 9 (16) s, p, and d (f) linear-muffin-tin orbitals per site is used. The wave functions as well as the electron density and the potential are split into a smooth ‘‘pseudo’’ part, which is expanded in plane waves, and local parts, which are expressed as spherical-harmonics one-center expansions. The total-energy functional of density-functional theory is evaluated without any shape approximation. The usefulness and accuracy of the method is demonstrated by applying it to a ‘‘frozen phonon’’ in silicon and comparing the results with experiment. The calculated phonon frequency and anharmonic term are in excellent agreement with the experimental data. The method is generally applicable to systems with delocalized as well as localized orbitals.

K. H. Weyrich

1988-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

390

Program Evaluation  

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Evaluation: Background and Methods Evaluation: Background and Methods Definition of evaluation: the process of determining the worth or merit of something; if "something" is a program, then it's "program evaluation." Other types of evaluation include: product evaluation (most widely practiced, e.g., Consumer Reports); personnel evaluation; research evaluation; policy studies; art, movie, play, and book reviews. Program evaluation is NOT the same as research although they share many characteristics--Both: Start with questions Use similar methods Provide similar information Program evaluation focuses on decisions. Research focuses on answering questions about phenomena to discover new knowledge and test theories/hypotheses. Research is aimed at truth. Evaluation is aimed at

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Intro to Least Squares Problems (LSQ) Full rank, m = n Full rank, m>n  

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Oct 19, 2014 ... doesn't have an exact solution – maybe A isn't full rank, or m > n, or for whatever reason b isn't in the column-space of A, i.e. b /? col(A).

2014-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Contrast detail curves on digital mammography: performance comparison of raw and filtered images  

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Detection of low contrast and very small size objects is of great importance on digital mammography imaging techniques Hence, when comparing image quality performance for different equipments, it would be desirable to make an objective evaluation primarily ... Keywords: CDMAM, contrast detail curves, full field digital mammography, quality assurance

Pedro Collado-Chamorro; Camilo Sanz-Freire; José Gómez-Amez; Alejandro Vázquez-Galińanes; Natalia Lopo-Casqueiro; Maria González-De La Puente

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Custom Reporting: Full List of Available Information and Metrics  

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Custom Reporting: Custom Reporting: Full List of Available Information and Metrics Cost Performance Metrics Units Energy Cost Dollars Energy Cost Intensity Dollars National Median Energy Cost Dollars Total Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Indoor Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Indoor Water Cost Intensity (All Water Types) Dollars/ft2 Outdoor Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulatve Dollars Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulatve Dollars/ft2 Water/Wastewater Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/GPD Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/ft2 Water/Wastewater Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/GPD Electricity (Grid Purchase) Cost Dollars

394

A tentative programme towards a full scale energy amplifier  

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We present a proposal of a full scale demonstration plant of the Energy Amplifier (EA), following the conceptual design of Ref. [1]. Unlike the presently on going CERN experiments, reaction rates will be sufficiently massive to permit demonstrating the practical feasibility of energy generation on an industrial scale and to tackle the complete family chains of [1] the breeding process in Thorium fuel, [2] the burning of the self-generated Actinides, [3] the Plutonium (higher Actinides) burning of spent fuel from ordinary Reactors and [4] Fuel reprocessing/regeneration. The accelerator must provide a beam power which is commensurate to the rate of transformations which are sought. No existing accelerator can meet such a performance and a dedicated facility must be built. We describe an alternative based on the superconducting cavities (SC) now in standard use at the LEP \\[e^+-e^-\\] collider which is scheduled to terminate its operation by year 200 After this time, with reasonable modifications, the fully opera...

Rubbia, Carlo

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Full-scale shear tests of embedded floor modules  

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A floor module used to support a centrifuge machine is a steel framework embedded in a 2-ft (610-mm) thick concrete slab. This steel framework is made up of four cylindrical hollow sockets tied together with four S-beams to form a square pattern. In the event of a centrifuge machine wreck, large forces are transmitted from the machine to the corner sockets (through connecting steel lugs) and to the concrete slab. The floor modules are loaded with a combination of torsion and shear forces in the plane of the floor slab. Precisely how these wreck loads are transmitted to, and reacted by, the floor modules and the surrounding concrete was the scope of a series of full-scale tests performed at the DOE Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP) located near Piketon, Ohio. This report describes the tests and the results of the data reduction to date.

Fricke, K.E.; Jones, W.D.; Burdette, E.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Performance Contracting  

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Performance Contracting ? A Resource for Energy Efficiency Projects Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 2 Top Challenges for Cities & Schools Tax Revenue Reductions Property values down, sales tax revenue down, etc Energy... issues and needs postponed Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 3 Performance Contracting can help? Tax Revenue Reductions Redirect funds already being spent on utilities Energy Price & Availability Issues Equip you with the tools...

Goodin, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Computer aided detection of clusters of microcalcifications on full field digital mammograms  

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We are developing a computer-aided detection (CAD) system to identify microcalcification clusters (MCCs) automatically on full field digital mammograms (FFDMs). The CAD system includes six stages: preprocessing; image enhancement; segmentation of microcalcification candidates; false positive (FP) reduction for individual microcalcifications; regional clustering; and FP reduction for clustered microcalcifications. At the stage of FP reduction for individual microcalcifications, a truncated sum-of-squares error function was used to improve the efficiency and robustness of the training of an artificial neural network in our CAD system for FFDMs. At the stage of FP reduction for clustered microcalcifications, morphological features and features derived from the artificial neural network outputs were extracted from each cluster. Stepwise linear discriminant analysis (LDA) was used to select the features. An LDA classifier was then used to differentiate clustered microcalcifications from FPs. A data set of 96 cases with 192 images was collected at the University of Michigan. This data set contained 96 MCCs, of which 28 clusters were proven by biopsy to be malignant and 68 were proven to be benign. The data set was separated into two independent data sets for training and testing of the CAD system in a cross-validation scheme. When one data set was used to train and validate the convolution neural network (CNN) in our CAD system, the other data set was used to evaluate the detection performance. With the use of a truncated error metric, the training of CNN could be accelerated and the classification performance was improved. The CNN in combination with an LDA classifier could substantially reduce FPs with a small tradeoff in sensitivity. By using the free-response receiver operating characteristic methodology, it was found that our CAD system can achieve a cluster-based sensitivity of 70, 80, and 90 % at 0.21, 0.61, and 1.49 FPs/image, respectively. For case-based performance evaluation, a sensitivity of 70, 80, and 90 % can be achieved at 0.07, 0.17, and 0.65 FPs/image, respectively. We also used a data set of 216 mammograms negative for clustered microcalcifications to further estimate the FP rate of our CAD system. The corresponding FP rates were 0.15, 0.31, and 0.86 FPs/image for cluster-based detection when negative mammograms were used for estimation of FP rates.

Ge Jun; Sahiner, Berkman; Hadjiiski, Lubomir M.; Chan, H.-P.; Wei Jun; Helvie, Mark A.; Zhou Chuan [Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0904 (United States)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

Performance Confirmation Plan  

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As described, the purpose of the Performance Confirmation Plan is to specify monitoring, testing, and analysis activities for evaluating the accuracy and adequacy of the information used to determine that performance objectives for postclosure will be met. This plan defines a number of specific performance confirmation activities and associated test concepts in support of the MGR that will be implemented to fulfill this purpose. In doing so, the plan defines an approach to identify key factors and processes, predict performance, establish tolerances and test criteria, collect data (through monitoring, testing, and experiments), analyze these data, and recommend appropriate action. The process of defining which factors to address under performance confirmation incorporates input from several areas. In all cases, key performance confirmation factors are those factors which are: (1) important to safety, (2) measurable and predictable, and (3) relevant to the program (i.e., a factor that i s affected by construction, emplacement, or is a time-dependent variable). For the present version of the plan, performance confirmation factors important to safety are identified using the principal factors from the RSS (CRWMS M and O 2000a) (which is derived from TSPA analyses) together with other available performance assessment analyses. With this basis, key performance confirmation factors have been identified, and test concepts and test descriptions have been developed in the plan. Other activities are also incorporated into the performance confirmation program outside of these key factors. Additional activities and tests have been incorporated when they are prescribed by requirements and regulations or are necessary to address data needs and model validation requirements relevant to postclosure safety. These other activities have been included with identified factors to construct the overall performance confirmation program.

Lindner, E.N.

2000-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

399

Computer-aided design (CAD) of full hydrodynamic journal bearings  

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Since the equations involved in solving bearing problems are tedious to work with, calculations are most easily made by the use of bearing performance charts. However, the design of journal bearings is still a relatively cumbersome iterative process that involves the use of various data charts and tables, thus leading to time consuming and less accurate results. Therefore, a complete computer-aided design (CAD) procedure covering the basic methods for designing a full hydrodynamic journal bearing of finite length is developed and presented. The theoretical data and relevant empirical charts are collected and presented in appropriate formats. Also, the design variables of load per unit of projected bearing area, and bearing clearance in industrial applications, needed in the bearing design, are derived and incorporated in the design process. However, when designing a bearing for a given application, an infinite number of solutions is possible. Thus, certain limitations are imposed on the values of the bearing performance variables including stability, based on empirical guidelines. Consequently, one may select the solution for optimum conditions, say of maximum load capacity, or the minimum power loss (i.e. minimum friction). Finally, the CAD programme developed and constructed is general, fully automated, flexible, extendable, interactive and friendly to use.

M.H. Es-Saheb; Y.A. Al-Kalifa

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

First results of the full-array LCT coil tests  

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The international Large Coil Task (LCT) has designed, built, and is testing six different toroidal field coils. Each has a 2.5- x 3.5-m D-shaped bore, a current between 10 and 18 kA, and is designed for stable operation at 8 T. Three coils are bath-cooled; three are cooled by forced flow of helium at supercritical pressure. One uses Nb/sub 3/Sn; the others NbTi. The test coils are equipped with voltage, temperature, magnetic field, flow pressure, strain, displacement, and acoustic emission sensors sufficient for penetrating analysis of performance field. Shakedown operation of the test facility and preliminary tests of the first three coils were accomplished in 1984. Tests of the full six-coil toroidal array began early in 1986 and have progressed to the stage of design-current, design-field stability tests. Results to date have elucidated complex structural and electrical interactions in a multicoil array and provide gratifying assurance of coil performance.

Shen, S.S.; Baylor, L.R.; Clinard, J.A.; Cogswell, F.D.; Dresner, L.; Ellis, J.F.; Fietz, W.A.; Fletcher, W.M.; Haubenreich, P.N.; Herz, W.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting (Presentation)  

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This presentation proposes a suite of metrics for evaluating the performance of solar power forecasting.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H.; Banunarayanan, V.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

FY 2010 Annual Performance Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2 2 C C O O N N T T E E N N T T S S Message from the Secretary ...........................................................................................................1 Mission, Priorities, and Principles .................................................................................................2 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................3 Performance Background...............................................................................................................4 Program Evaluation .......................................................................................................................6 Performance by Secretarial Priority .............................................................................................10

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Low Temperature Performance Characterization & Modeling | Department...  

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

Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. esp04jansen.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Temperature Performance Characterization...

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HVAC Installed Performance  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

HVAC Installed Performance HVAC Installed Performance ESI, Tim Hanes Context * The building envelope has historically been the focus in residential homes. * The largest consumer of energy in residential homes is typically the HVAC system. * Testing the performance of the HVAC system has not been pursued to its full potential. Technical Approach * Currently very little performance testing is being done to the HVAC system. * The only way to know if a HVAC system is operating correctly is to measure the Btu/h. * This should be done at the equipment and at the the system. Recommended Guidance * Training of HVAC technicians, installers, and salespeople is a must. * If only the technician is trained than implementing the change will not happen. * Public awareness of proper installation and its

405

4Q CY2010 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

4Q CY2010 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance 4Q CY2010 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report 4Q CY2010 (PDF), Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report "This memorandum summarizes the highlights of the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period October through December 2010. Data for these indicators were gathered by Field Elements quarterly per Department of Energy (DOE) Standard (STD)-1063-2006, Facility Representatives, and reported to Headquarters Program Offices for evaluation and feedback to improve the FR Program. Highlights from this report are presented below: FR Staffing/Qualification/Oversight Data * DOE was staffed at 184 FR Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) which is 92

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ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF MODEL PREDICTIVE  

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ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL THROUGH VARIANCE/CONSTRAINT TUNING advanced process control (APC) strategies to deal with multivariable constrained control problems with an ultimate objective towards economic optimization. Any attempt to evaluate MPC performance should therefore

Huang, Biao

407

Midstream Infrastructure Improvements Key to Realizing Full Potential...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Midstream Infrastructure Improvements Key to Realizing Full Potential of Domestic Natural Gas Midstream Infrastructure Improvements Key to Realizing Full Potential of Domestic...

408

POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION_ FULL...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

0 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF ANA SYSTEM POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF ANA SYSTEM An updated...

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Full Fuel-Cycle Comparison of Forklift Propulsion Systems | Department...  

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

Full Fuel-Cycle Comparison of Forklift Propulsion Systems Full Fuel-Cycle Comparison of Forklift Propulsion Systems This report examines forklift propulsion systems and addresses...

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New Energy Performance Database Being Used to Speed Energy Savings...  

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

and the Bonneville Power Administration, allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for...

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PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE AGREEMENT  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

F F PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE SEE ATTACHED Appendix F - Page 308 PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE AGREEMENT For value received, and in consideration of, and in order to induce the United States (the Government) to enter into Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 for the management and operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (the "Contract") dated __________, by and between the Government and Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (Contractor), the undersigned, Bechtel National, Inc. (Guarantor), a corporation incorporated in the State of Nevada with its principal place of business at 5275 Westview Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703, hereby unconditionally guarantees to the Government (a) the full and prompt payment and performance of all obligations, accrued and executory, which Contractor presently or hereafter

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Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators for October-December 2011  

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2012 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION FROM: JAMES B. O'BRIEN DIRECTOR ~ OFFICE OF :-IDC~AR AFETY OFFICE OF HEAL 'l;H, AFETY AND SECURITY SUBJECT: Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report, October- December 20 ll This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period from October through December 2011. Data for these indicators were gathered by field elements per Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standard 1063-2011 , Facility Representatives, and reported to Headquarters program offices for evaluation and feedback to improve the FR Program. Highlights from this report include: FR Staffing/Qualification/Oversight Data * DOE was staffed at 179 FR Full Time Equivalents (FTE), which is 92 percent of the full

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Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators for April - June 2011  

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0 , 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION FROM: JAMES B. O'BRIEN SUBJECT: Facility Representative Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report, April - June 20 1 I This memorandum summarizes the Facility Representative (FR) Program Performance Indicators Quarterly Report covering the period April through June 20 1 1. Data for these indicators were gathered by Field Elements per Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standard (STD) 1063-20 1 1, Facility Representatives, and reported to Headquarters Program Offices for evaluation and feedback to improve the FR Program. Highlights from this report: FR Staffin~/Qualification/Oversi~ht Data DOE was staffed at 180 FR Full Time Equivalents (FTEs), which is 9 1 percent of the full staffing level (DOE goal is 100 percent).

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Transformational Optimization of the Full Rate Speech Transcoder GSM 06.101  

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1 Transformational Optimization of the Full Rate Speech Transcoder GSM 06.101 1 Motivation Since in this paper, design space exploration is done on behavioral level by applying high- level transformations. If, like most of the conventional tools using high-level transformations do, an evaluation of the design

Ould Ahmedou, Mohameden

415

Design and performance of a parachute for the recovery of a 760-lb payload  

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A 26-ft-diameter ribbon parachute deployed using a pilot parachute system has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories for the recovery of a 760-lb payload released at subsonic and transonic speeds. The wide range of deployment dynamic pressures led to the design, utilizing wind tunnel testing and computer simulation, of a unique pilot parachute system verified in full-scale flight tests. Performance data from 20 full-scale flight tests were used to evaluate system performance and structural validity. The concical ribbon parachute design chosen for this development effort follows the practice of previous Sandia National Laboratory parachute development programs for high performance airdropped payloads. The design process for this parachute system included a tradeoff study to evaluate and compare the performance between an equivalent drag area 26-foot-diameter single parachute system and a cluster system of three 14-ft-diameter parachutes. The results showed a small advantage for the cluster system in inflation and initial deceleration characteristics. However, the higher cost, higher weight, greater packing complexity and greater risk involved in the development of the cluster system outweighed the performance advantages and led to the choice of the 26-ft-diameter parachute as the baseline design for the development. This paper describes the design and performance of the 26-ft-diameter parachute which was chosen for the recovery of a 760-lb payload. The results of 20 full-scale flight test of this parachute system are summarized. 8 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

Waye, D.E.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel  

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Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel Cell Initiative Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel Cell Initiative Project Summary Full Title: Evaluation of U.S. DOE Energy Recovery Act Fuel Cell (Technologies Program) Initiative (ARRA-FCI) Project ID: 284 Principal Investigator: Brian James Brief Description: An evaluation was conducted to assess the early stage "market change" impacts of the Fuel Cell (Technologies Program) Initiative of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA-FCI) to accelerate fuel cell deployment and commercialization. Performer Principal Investigator: Brian James Organization: Strategic Analysis, Inc. Address: 4075 Wilson Blvd. Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22203 Telephone: 703-778-7114 Email: bjames@sainc.com Sponsor(s) Name: Fred Joseck Organization: DOE/EERE/FCTO Telephone: 202-586-7932

417

St. Augustinegrass Warm-season turfgrass. Prefers full sun, but  

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St. Augustinegrass Warm-season turfgrass. Prefers full sun, but has a high tolerance for shade-season grass. It does best in full sun and high temperatures. Goes dormant and turns brown in winter. Very

Ishida, Yuko

418

Characterization and modification of particulate properties to enhance filtration performance  

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The specific objectives of this project are to characterize the particulate properties that determine the filtration performance of fabric filters, and to investigate methods for modifying these particulate properties to enhance filtration performance. Inherent in these objectives is the development of an experimental approach that will lead to full-scale implementation of beneficial conditioning processes identified during the project. The general approach has included a large number of laboratory evaluations to be followed by optional field tests of a new successful conditioning processes performed on a sidestream device. This project was divided into five tasks. The schedule followed for these tasks is shown in Figure 4. Tasks 2 and 3 each focus on one of the two complementary parts of the project. Task 2 Parametric Tests of Ashes and Fabrics, evaluates the degree to which ash properties and fabric design determine filtration performance. Task 3 Survey of Methods to Modify the Particle Filtration Properties, provides a literature review and laboratory study of techniques to modify ash properties. The results of these two tasks were used in Task 4 Proof-of-Concept Tests of Methods to Modify Particle Filtration Properties to demonstrate the effects on filtration performance of modifying ash properties. The findings of all the tasks are summarized in this Final Report. 13 refs.

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

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Full-rank Tilings of F 2 Do Not Exist  

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Full-rank Tilings of F 8 2 Do Not Exist #3; Ari Trachtenberg y Alexander Vardy z February 3, 2003 Abstract We show that there are no full-rank tilings of F 8 2 , using a carefully designed exhaustive search. This solves an open problem posed in [5] and implies that a full-rank perfect binary code

Goldberg, Bennett

420

Ultra Low Power Full Adder Topologies Farshad Moradi1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on the sense energy recovery full adder (SERF) design and the GDI (Gate diffusion input) technique designs. In this paper, 65nm standard models are used for simulations. Keywords: GDI, SERF, Full adder topologies for full adder based on GDI technique are presented. Moreover, several circuit topologies based

Mahmoodi, Hamid

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421

Comparative laboratory evaluation of resin-grouted roof bolt elements. Report of Investigations/1985  

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In laboratory testing, the Bureau of Mines established criteria by which common resin-grouted roof-bolting systems can be evaluated and compared. Ultimate strength and stiffness were determined for nontensioned full-column, point-anchor, tensioned full-column, and debondable resin-grouted bolts, and for variations on full-column bolts. Bolt performances were compared using the performance of the 3/4-in full-column resin-grouted bolt as the standard. New and innovative systems can also be qualitatively compared against this standard. Various host mediums were used in the testing: sandstone, concrete, simulated coal, simulated shale, and plaster. Bolt performances expected in other mediums can be inferred from the response patterns obtained in these mediums.

Bartels, J.R.; Pappas, D.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

High Performance Window Retrofit  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL] [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Repository performance confirmation.  

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Repository performance confirmation links the technical bases of repository science and societal acceptance. This paper explores the myriad aspects of what has been labeled performance confirmation in U.S. programs, which involves monitoring as a collection of distinct activities combining technical and social significance in radioactive waste management. This paper is divided into four parts: (1) A distinction is drawn between performance confirmation monitoring and other testing and monitoring objectives; (2) A case study illustrates confirmation activities integrated within a long-term testing and monitoring strategy for Yucca Mountain; (3) A case study reviews compliance monitoring developed and implemented for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; and (4) An approach for developing, evaluating and implementing the next generation of performance confirmation monitoring is presented. International interest in repository monitoring is exhibited by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme 'Monitoring Developments for Safe Repository Operation and Staged Closure' (MoDeRn) Project. The MoDeRn partners are considering the role of monitoring in a phased approach to the geological disposal of radioactive waste. As repository plans advance in different countries, the need to consider monitoring strategies within a controlled framework has become more apparent. The MoDeRn project pulls together technical and societal experts to assimilate a common understanding of a process that could be followed to develop a monitoring program. A fundamental consideration is the differentiation of confirmation monitoring from the many other testing and monitoring activities. Recently, the license application for Yucca Mountain provided a case study including a technical process for meeting regulatory requirements to confirm repository performance as well as considerations related to the preservation of retrievability. The performance confirmation plan developed as part of the Yucca Mountain license application identified a broad suite of monitoring activities. A revision of the plan was expected to winnow the number of activities down to a manageable size. As a result, an objective process for the next stage of performance confirmation planning was developed as an integral part of an overarching long-term testing and monitoring strategy. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance monitoring program at once reflects its importance to stakeholders while demonstrating adequate understanding of relevant monitoring parameters. The compliance criteria were stated by regulation and are currently monitored as part of the regulatory rule for disposal. At the outset, the screening practice and parameter selection were not predicated on a direct or indirect correlation to system performance metrics, as was the case for Yucca Mountain. Later on, correlation to performance was established, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant continues to monitor ten parameters originally identified in the compliance certification documentation. The monitoring program has proven to be effective for the technical intentions and societal or public assurance. The experience with performance confirmation in the license application process for Yucca Mountain helped identify an objective, quantitative methodology for this purpose. Revision of the existing plan would be based on findings of the total system performance assessment. Identification and prioritization of confirmation activities would then derive from performance metrics associated with performance assessment. Given the understanding of repository performance confirmation, as reviewed in this paper, it is evident that the performance confirmation program for the Yucca Mountain project could be readily re-engaged if licensing activities resumed.

Hansen, Francis D.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Widget:PrintFullVersionButton | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

PrintFullVersionButton PrintFullVersionButton Jump to: navigation, search This widget creates a button, which create a button matching the PrintPDF button style, which will direct the user to the assembled page. This template assumes the existence of the PrintPDFButton widget and template. Parameters page - The wiki address of the assembled page, or full version to be printed. cover - The name of a wiki page to use as a cover page (optional) Dependencies Template:PrintFullVersionButton Template:PrintPDFButton Widget:PrintPDFButton Usage This Widget assumes the existence of HTML elements created by the PrintFullVersionButton template, and is called via that template. {{PrintFullVersionButton}} Example {{PrintFullVersionButton}} (displays in the upper right corner of the page) Retrieved from

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Feasibility Study --Project Full Breeze By the Wind Energy Projects in Action (WEPA) Full Breeze Project team  

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Feasibility Study -- Project Full Breeze By the Wind Energy Projects in Action (WEPA) Full Breeze Department of Facilities approached the wind energy sub-community in the spring of 2009 to assist in a study

426

Software performance antipatterns: modeling and analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The problem of capturing performance problems is critical in the software design, mostly because the results of performance analysis (i.e. mean values, variances, and probability distributions) are difficult to be interpreted for providing feedback to ... Keywords: antipatterns, design alternatives, feedback generation, performance evaluation, software architecture

Vittorio Cortellessa; Antinisca Di Marco; Catia Trubiani

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Performance studies of the parallel VIM code  

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In this paper, we evaluate the performance of the parallel version of the VIM Monte Carlo code on the IBM SPx at the High Performance Computing Research Facility at Argonne National Laboratory. Three test problems with contrasting computational characteristics were used to assess effects in performance. A statistical method for estimating the inefficiencies due to load imbalance and communication is also introduced.

Shi, B.; Blomquist, R.N. [Argonne National Laboratory, IL (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

428

Multiple hypothesis evaluation in auditing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In many audit tasks, auditors evaluate multiple hypotheses to diagnose the situation. Research suggests this is a complex task that individuals have difficulty performing. Further, there is little guidance in professional ...

Srivastava, Rajendra P.; Wright, Arnold; Mock, Theodore J.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Ballistic Graphene Nanoribbon MOSFETs: a full quantum real-space simualtion study  

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Ballistic Graphene Nanoribbon MOSFETs: a full quantum real-space simualtion study Gengchiau Liang performance of CNR MOSFETs is also studied. We found that 2D semi-infinite graphene contacts provide metal. INTRODUCTION Graphite-related materials such as fullerenes, graphene, and carbon nanotubes have generated

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Sludge drying reed beds: a full and pilot-scales study for activated sludge treatment  

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Sludge drying reed beds: a full and pilot-scales study for activated sludge treatment S. Troesch.troesch@cemagref.fr, dirk.esser@sint.fr Abstract Sludge drying reed beds have been used for dewatering and mineralization of sludge since the beginning of the 90's, but their insufficient performances in terms of Dry Matter [DM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

431

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades vs. Cost-Optimized Solutions, Chicago, Illinois  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study presents information about a Building America study conducted by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team comparing measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software.

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Project Full Funding Policy in the Annual Budget Request | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

budgeting-fullfundingpolicy---2009-01-16.pdf More Documents & Publications FY 2010 Overall Contract and Project Management Improvement Performance Metrics and Targets Slide 1...

433

Coming Full Circle in Florida: Improving Electric Grid Reliability...  

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

& Light's Transmission Performance Diagnostic Center. | Photo courtesy of Florida Power & Light. In 2009, at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Obama...

434

CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION  

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CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS: AN EVALUATION L.C. Castro, D.L. John, and D.L. Pulfrey Department A simple, non-equilibrium model is used to evaluate the likely DC performance of carbon nanotube field and transcon- ductance close to the low-quantum-capacitance limit. Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, field

Pulfrey, David L.

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FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT WELL TO TANK ENERGY INPUTS,  

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FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT WELL TO TANK ENERGY INPUTS, EMISSIONS, AND WATER IMPACTS Prepared For be divided into two parts: · Well-to-Tank (WTT) Feedstock extraction, transport, storage, processing, distribution, transport, and storage · Tank-to-Wheels (TTW) Refueling, consumption and evaporation The full

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Towards Topic Driven Access to Full Text Documents  

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Towards Topic Driven Access to Full Text Documents Caterina Caracciolo, Willem van Hage access to full text documents. The methodology we propose is a combination of topic segmentation and coherent documents that can be used in two ways: as a basis for automatically generating hypertext links

de Rijke, Maarten

437

New orthogonal space-time block codes with full diversity  

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It has been shown from the Hurwitz-Radon theorem that square complex orthogonal space-time code designs cannot achieve full diversity and full rate simul-taneously, except in the two transmit antenna case. However, this result does not consider non...

Dalton, Lori Anne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems.  

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??A neutronic evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems was performed. The benchmark problems describe typical PWR uranium and plutonium (mixed oxide) fueled lattices. WIMSd4m, a… (more)

Cowan, James Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Full-Scale Production |  

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Full-Scale Production Full-Scale Production Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Full-Scale Production Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Full-Scale Production Find resources to help you design a production and manufacturing process for a new clean energy technology or product. For full-scale production, other areas to consider include workforce development; R&D funding; and regional, state, and local resources. For more resources, see the Clean Energy Manufacturing Federal Resource Guide. Design Production and Manufacturing Process Advanced Research Projects Agency: Tech-to-Market Resources - general tech-to-market (T2M) resources. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office: Manufacturing Demonstration Facility - a collaborative manufacturing community that works to provide real data to

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Integrated Analysis of Energy, Economic, and Environmental Performance of Biomethanol from Rice Straw in China  

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Based on the simulation of methanol synthesis via biomass gasification in interconnected fluidized beds using Aspen Plus software, the method of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) is applied to evaluate the impact of pollutant emissions in the full life cycles of biomethanol. ... The integrated performance indicates that producing methanol from rice straw is beneficial to both the utilization of agriculture waste and in the improvement of environment. ...

Jun Xiao; Laihong Shen; Yanan Zhang; Jiqing Gu

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and emissions of a Euro5 small diesel engine fuelled with biodiesel  

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This article describes the effects of using neat biodiesel on a modern small displacement passenger car diesel engine, highlighting the need for a specific adjusted electronic control unit (ECU) calibration for biodiesel. Engine performance were evaluated at full load with a standard ECU calibration as well as with an ECU calibration specifically adjusted for biodiesel; Break Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) and exhaust emissions was then evaluated at seven part load operating conditions, representative of the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Tests showed that through recalibration it is possible to obtain the same performance measured under diesel operation, with benefits in terms of engine-out emissions, especially as far as smoke emissions are concerned. Moreover, particle number and size distribution at engine outlet were also evaluated at part load operating conditions, showing a significant reduction of particle number and mass with biodiesel.

Federico Millo; Davide Simone Vezza; Theodoros Vlachos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Carver Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Performance Monitoring Last edited: 2012-01-09 12:31:03...

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Ultrasonic logging in cased boreholes for corrosion evaluation  

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The UltraSonic Imager (USI) is a wireline tool used for cement and casing evaluation. The USI tool uses a rotating ultrasonic transducer to give full coverage of the casing at high resolution. Each measurement made by the tool is presented with its associated color image. For corrosion applications, the most important of these measurements are casing internal radius and thickness. The color image format can be used to determine metal loss percentage, but also plays a key role in quality control to validate the characteristics of the log. The Bureau of Land Management has recently instructed operators in the Imperial Valley to perform casing integrity testing on geothermal injection wells sufficiently past the zones of fresh water to prevent contamination. Wireline logging with the USI tool is currently being used to perform the casing evaluations. Field examples illustrate results of the corrosion, mechanical wear, and internal scale deposits detected from the logs. Recovered casing is shown to validate the tool response.

Woods, T. [Schlumberger Well Services, Signal Hill, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the NDP (neutron diagnostic probe) system  

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The neutron diagnostic probe (NDP), an explosive detection system developed by Consolidated Controls Corporation and based on the associated-alpha-particle technique, was evaluated. Although many problems were found with the prototype system that make it useless for most practical applications, the NDP system may be considered a successful proof-of-principle for the basic explosive detection system design. In addition to evaluating the design and performance of the present system, models were developed to estimate the performance that might reasonably be expected from full scale systems of different conceptual design. Specific examples involved various types of bulk and sheet explosives contained in a suitcase and a large crate. Also considered were the effects of innocuous materials surrounding explosives in different scenarios, including the deliberate use of shielding materials as a countermeasure to detection. 11 refs., 46 figs., 24 tabs.

Pentaleri, E.A.; Eisen, Y.Y.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil washing technology evaluation  

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Environmental Restoration Engineering (ERE) continues to review innovative, efficient, and cost effective technologies for SRS soil and/or groundwater remediation. As part of this effort, this technical evaluation provides review and the latest information on the technology for SRS soil remediation. Additional technology evaluation reports will be issued periodically to update these reports. The purpose of this report is to review the soil washing technology and its potential application to SRS soil remediation. To assess whether the Soil Washing technology is a viable option for SRS soil remediation, it is necessary to review the technology/process, technology advantages/limitations, performance, applications, and cost analysis.

Suer, A.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Flash 2014-10 Update to Congressional Notifications - Full  

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0 Update to Congressional Notifications - Full 0 Update to Congressional Notifications - Full Implementation of Advanced Notification of Awards (ANA) System Policy Flash 2014-10 Update to Congressional Notifications - Full Implementation of Advanced Notification of Awards (ANA) System The ANA system can be accessed directly at: https://iportalwc.doe.gov/pls/apex/f?p=ANA This flash and its attachments may be viewed at http://management.energy.gov/policy_guidance/policy_flashes.htm. Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Elle Clayton at 202-287-1444 or ellen.clayton@hq.doe.gov. New Policy_Flash_2013- ANA1172013 ec.pdf ANA User's Guide.pdf More Documents & Publications POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION_ FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF ANA SYSTEM Policy Flash 2013-36 Update to Congressional Notifications - Acquisition

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2012 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations | Department of  

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Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations 2012 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations The Transmission Reliability R&D Reliability & Markets Peer Review included 11 presentations over 2 days on August 7 - 8, 2012 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The full presentations are available below. Presentation summaries are also available. 2012 R&M Peer Review - Transmission Investment Assessment Under Uncertainty - Ben Hobbs 2012 R&M Peer Review - Renewable Integration Through Risk-Limiting Dispatch - Pravin Varaiya 2012 R&M Peer Review - Development and Testing of New Tools - Ray Zimmerman 2012 R&M Peer Review - Commercialization of the SuperOPF Framework - Hsiao-Dong Chiang 2012 R&M Peer Review - Essence of Structure Preserving Network Reductions -

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Business, Government and Tech Leaders Give the Full Perspective |  

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Business, Government and Tech Leaders Give the Full Perspective Business, Government and Tech Leaders Give the Full Perspective Business, Government and Tech Leaders Give the Full Perspective February 24, 2012 - 4:45pm Addthis Secretary of Energy Steven Chu speaking at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. | Energy Department file photo. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu speaking at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. | Energy Department file photo. Ben Dotson Ben Dotson Project Coordinator for Digital Reform, Office of Public Affairs Check out the full conference program for more on the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. When the third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit convenes in Washington, DC, next week, key innovators from across the country and around the world will meet to share ideas for solving our greatest energy

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Category:FullServiceRestaurant | Open Energy Information  

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FullServiceRestaurant FullServiceRestaurant Jump to: navigation, search Go Back to PV Economics By Building Type Pages in category "FullServiceRestaurant" This category contains only the following page. O Openei test page Media in category "FullServiceRestaurant" The following 77 files are in this category, out of 77 total. SVFullServiceRestaurant Albuquerque NM Public Service Co of NM.png SVFullServiceRestauran... 66 KB SVFullServiceRestaurant Atlantic City NJ Public Service Elec & Gas Co.png SVFullServiceRestauran... 63 KB SVFullServiceRestaurant Baltimore MD Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.png SVFullServiceRestauran... 69 KB SVFullServiceRestaurant Bismarck ND Montana-Dakota Utilities Co (North Dakota).png SVFullServiceRestauran... 72 KB SVFullServiceRestaurant Boulder CO Public Service Co of Colorado.png

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Full-length Ebola glycoprotein accumulates in the endoplasmic reticulum  

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The Filoviridae family comprises of Ebola and Marburg viruses, which are known to ... pathogens. The envelope glycoprotein (GP) of Ebola virus, which mediates entry into target cells ... with full-length and muci...

Suchita Bhattacharyya; Thomas J Hope

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FULL FUEL CYCLE ASSESSMENT TANK TO WHEELS EMISSIONS  

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

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Putting together the full solar tandem cell | Center for Bio...  

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Center Video Library Bisfuel Picture Gallery Putting together the full solar tandem cell 24 Oct 2012 Ben Sherman is a graduate student working in the Gust-Moore-Moore...

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Full-Field Stress Measurement From Strain and Load Data  

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In experimental mechanics, the possibility of tracking on component surfaces the full-field stress and strain states during deformation, always stimulated the research and the study of new measurement techniqu...

Giovanni B. Broggiato; Luca Cortese

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-Color Emission and Temperature Dependence of the Luminescence...  

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Luminescence in Poly-P -Phenylene Ethynylene-ZnS:Mn2+ Composite Particles. Full-Color Emission and Temperature Dependence of the Luminescence in Poly-P -Phenylene...

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Full-Arm Haptics in an Accessibility Task Matthew Frey  

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Full-Arm Haptics in an Accessibility Task Matthew Frey Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Utah David E. Johnson John Hollerbach School of Computing University of Utah ABSTRACT

Hollerbach, John M.

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Full Steam Ahead for PV in US Homes?  

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solar investment tax credits (ITCs) for an unprecedentedITC on the full cost (or “tax credit basis”) of the system.of the rebate, the tax credit basis to which the federal ITC

Bolinger, Mark A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pre- and Post-Full-Application General Information  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Only those applicants that submit an LOI through the DOE PAMS system by the due date at 5 p.m. Eastern time (ET) are eligible to submit a full application.

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The spin content of the proton in full QCD  

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We present preliminary results on the proton spin structure function in full QCD. The measurement has been done using 4 flavours of staggered fermions and an improved definition of the lattice topological charge density.

B. Alles; G. Boyd; M. D'Elia; A. Di Giacomo

1997-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Full-wave analysis of large conductor systems over substrate  

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Designers of high-performance integrated circuits are paying ever-increasing attention to minimizing problems associated with interconnects such as noise, signal delay, crosstalk, etc., many of which are caused by the ...

Hu, Xin, 1979-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Validation of Simulations Using Full-field Measurement Techniques  

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The calibration by reference materials of dynamic full-field measurement systems is discussed together with their use to validate numerical simulations of structural mechanics. The discussion addresses three challenges that are faced in these processes, i.e. how to calibrate a measuring instrument that (i) provides full-field data, and (ii) is dynamic; (iii) how to compare data from simulation and experimentation.

Hack, Erwin [Laboratory Electronics/Metrology/Reliability, EMPA, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Patterson, Eann A. [Composite Vehicle Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-consistent full wave simulations of lower hybrid waves  

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Self-consistent full wave simulations of lower hybrid waves John C. Wright P. T. Bonoli - MIT E .J for Simulation of Wave-Plasma Interactions L.A. Berry, D.B. Batchelor, E.F. Jaeger, E. D`Azevedo D. Green C. Milanesio #12;3 Outline · Introduction to Lower Hybrid waves · Modeling LH waves ­ Ray tracing ­ Full Wave

Wright, John C.

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Deployment of a Full-Scope Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Simulator at the Idaho National Laboratory  

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The INL operates the HSSL to conduct research in the design and evaluation of advanced reactor control rooms, integration of intelligent support systems to assist operators, development and assessment of advanced human performance models, and visualizations to assess advanced operational concepts across various infrastructures. This advanced facility consists of a reconfigurable simulator and a virtual reality capability (known as the Computer-Aided Virtual Environment (CAVE)) (Figure 2). It supports human factors research, including human-in-the-loop performance, HSI, and analog and digital hybrid control displays. It can be applied to the development and evaluation of control systems and displays for complex systems such as existing and advanced NPP control rooms, command and control systems, and advance emergency operations centers. The HSSL incorporates a reconfigurable control room simulator, which is currently housed in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), a joint venture of the DOE and the Idaho University System. The simulator is a platform- and plant-neutral environment intended for full-scope and part-task testing of operator performance in various control room configurations. The simulator is not limited to a particular plant or even simulator architecture. It can support engineering simulator platforms from multiple vendors using digital interfaces. Due to its ability to be reconfigured, it is possible to switch the HSI - not just to digital panels but also to different control modalities such as those using greater plant automation or intelligent alarm filtering. The simulator currently includes three operator workstations, each capable of driving up to eight 30-inch monitors. The size and number of monitors varies depending on the particular front-end simulator deployed for a simulator study. These operator workstations would typically be used for the shift supervisor or senior reactor operator, reactor operator, and assistant reactor operator in current US NPPs. In addition to the three workstations, information can be shared between the workstations and further displayed on a large-screen overview display or a panel mimic. An 82-inch high-definition display is commonly used for the overview display.

Ronald Boring; Julius Persensky; Kenneth Thomas

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

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The High Performance Sustainable Building Design (HPSBD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists the DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the technical sufficiency for projects that may...

464

Provenance Store Evaluation  

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Requirements for the provenance store and access API are developed. Existing RDF stores and APIs are evaluated against the requirements and performance benchmarks. The team’s conclusion is to use MySQL as a database backend, with a possible move to Oracle in the near-term future. Both Jena and Sesame’s APIs will be supported, but new code will use the Jena API

Paulson, Patrick R.; Gibson, Tara D.; Schuchardt, Karen L.; Stephan, Eric G.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Math Library Performance  

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Math Library Performance Math Library Performance Fully optimizing a given application's performance often requires a deep understand of the source, an accurate profile for a...

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Afghanistan Geospatial Toolkit - Full Data | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Full Data Full Data Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This Geospatial Toolkit contains the full (with high resolution data) version of the GsT interfaced to HOMER for Afghanistan. (Purpose): The products contained on this web site were developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation (SARI/E). (Supplemental Information): The GsT allows the user to examine the resource data in a geospatial context along with other key information relevant to renewable energy development, such as transportation networks, transmission corridors, existing power facilities, load centers, terrain conditions, and land use. Working within the GsT, the user can also incorporate location-specific data directly into NREL's Micropower Optimization Model, HOMER, to design least-cost hybrid renewable power systems to meet electric-load requirements at the village level.

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Pakistan Geospatial Toolkit - Full Data | OpenEI  

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Full Data Full Data Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This Geospatial Toolkit contains the full (with high resolution data) version of the GsT interfaced to HOMER for Pakistan. (Purpose): The products contained on this web site were developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation (SARI/E). (Supplemental Information): The GsT allows the user to examine the resource data in a geospatial context along with other key information relevant to renewable energy development, such as transportation networks, transmission corridors, existing power facilities, load centers, terrain conditions, and land use. Working within the GsT, the user can also incorporate location-specific data directly into NREL's Micropower Optimization Model, HOMER, to design least-cost hybrid renewable power systems to meet electric-load requirements at the village level.

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POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION_ FULL  

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POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION_ FULL POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION_ FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF ANA SYSTEM POLICY FLASH 2014-10 UPDATE TO CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION_ FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF ANA SYSTEM An updated copy of the ANA Users Guide is attached and can be found at the ANA iPortal space at https://iportalwc.doe.gov/webcenter/spaces/ANA_SPACE/ The ANA system can be accessed directly at: https://iportalwc.doe.gov/pls/apex/f?p=ANA Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Elle Clayton at 202-287-1444 or ellen.clayton@hq.doe.gov. If you have questions or need assistance using the ANA system, please contact the iManage Help Desk Support at (301) 903-2500 and select option 4, option 1, option 1. For Congressional Affairs Support, send an e-mail to CI-ANA@hq.doe.gov.

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'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities | Department of Energy  

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'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities 'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities 'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities November 2, 2011 - 10:21am Addthis Host Brian Greene explores the possibilities of space in tonight's premiere episode of PBS NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos." Host Brian Greene explores the possibilities of space in tonight's premiere episode of PBS NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos." Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science How can I watch? Check your local listings to watch the premiere of "The Fabric of the Cosmos" tonight, Nov. 2, on PBS. Science often takes the ordinary . . . and brings out the extraordinary. 


 A new PBS NOVA series, The Fabric of the Cosmos, peers into the perception of time, the realm of quantum physics, and the astonishing possibilities of

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'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities | Department of Energy  

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'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities 'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities 'What is Space?': Full of Possibilities November 2, 2011 - 10:21am Addthis Host Brian Greene explores the possibilities of space in tonight's premiere episode of PBS NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos." Host Brian Greene explores the possibilities of space in tonight's premiere episode of PBS NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos." Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science How can I watch? Check your local listings to watch the premiere of "The Fabric of the Cosmos" tonight, Nov. 2, on PBS. Science often takes the ordinary . . . and brings out the extraordinary. 


 A new PBS NOVA series, The Fabric of the Cosmos, peers into the perception of time, the realm of quantum physics, and the astonishing possibilities of

471

Direction Dependent Effects In Wide-Field Wideband Full Stokes Radio Imaging  

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Synthesis imaging in radio astronomy is affected by instrumental and atmospheric effects which introduce direction-dependent (DD) gains.The antenna power pattern varies both as a function of time and frequency. The broad band time varying nature of the antenna power pattern when not corrected leads to gross errors in full Stokes imaging and flux estimation. In this poster we explore the errors that arise in image deconvolution while not accounting for the time and frequency dependence of the antenna power pattern. Simulations were conducted with the wide-band full Stokes power pattern of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) antennas to demonstrate the level of errors arising from direction-dependent gains and their non-neglegible impact on upcoming sky surveys such as the VLASS. DD corrections through hybrid projection algorithms are computationally expensive to perform. A highly parallel implementation through high performance computing architectures is the only feasible way of applying these correction...

Jagannathan, Preshanth; Rau, Urvashi; Taylor, Russ

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics | ENERGY STAR  

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Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Full-length high-temperature severe fuel damage test No. 2. Final safety analysis  

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Hazardous conditions associated with performing the Full-Length High- Temperature (FLHT). Severe Fuel Damage Test No. 2 experiment have been analyzed. Major hazards that could cause harm or damage are (1) radioactive fission products, (2) radiation fields, (3) reactivity changes, (4) hydrogen generation, (5) materials at high temperature, (6) steam explosion, and (7) steam pressure pulse. As a result of this analysis, it is concluded that with proper precautions the FLHT- 2 test can be safely conducted.

Hesson, G.M.; Lombardo, N.J.; Pilger, J.P.; Rausch, W.N.; King, L.L.; Hurley, D.E.; Parchen, L.J.; Panisko, F.E.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Biological Evaluation  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Biological Evaluation Biological Evaluation for the Proposed United States Army Military Training Activities on the Savannah River Site Department of the Army - Fort Gordon Range Control - Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security Location: Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties, SC., Savannah River Site Contact Person: Donald S. McLean, 706-840-5522 / 706-791-2422 Submitted by Fort Gordon Range Control Training Facility Coordinator (DPTMS) Prepared By: ___________________________________________________________________ Donald S. McLean, Training Facility Coordinator Fort Gordon Georgia Date: 2 Table of Contents Summary, Page 4 Introduction, Page 6 Project Description, Page 6 Purpose and Need for Proposed Action, Page 7

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Clinical Cancer Care Full screening services and diagnostics  

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Clinical Cancer Care · Full screening services and diagnostics · Advanced treatments for all forms of cancer · Most frequent cancers at the Cancer Center: Breast 15% Gastrointestinal 13% Skin 17% Lung 13 treatment protocols that link the latest Cancer Center research to clinical care · Familial Cancer Program

Myers, Lawrence C.

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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, AND FULL PROFESSOR POSITIONS DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING  

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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, AND FULL PROFESSOR POSITIONS DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, now a joint department between the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine, is seeking

Adams, Mark

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Frequency-domain elastic full waveform inversion for VTI media  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......ill-positioning of a drilling site in oil and gas drilling operation...Because of computational costs, we used neither the full...and interpretation, Stanford Exploration Project, Report, 95, 265-283...Canadian foothill-A synthetic benchmark study, in Proceedings of the......

Ho-Yong Lee; June Mo Koo; Dong-Joo Min; Byung-Doo Kwon; Hai Soo Yoo

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STUDENT CONTACT DETAILS (please complete in full) Student's family name  

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STUDENT CONTACT DETAILS (please complete in full) Student's family name: Student's given name multi-lingual customer support to help you with whatever questions you have along the way! PAYMENT Curtin University Building 101, Level 2, Kent St, Bentley WA 6102 Mailing address for bank drafts

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Study on Electric Control System for a Full Hybrid Bus  

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For efficient and reliable operation of a novel hybrid powertrain assembled in the bus, a set of control strategy combined with the structural characteristics was researched. Based on the identification of the driver's intension, this paper presented ... Keywords: full hybrid bus, eletric control system, stretegy, fuel economy

Zhiguo Kong; Hongxiu Wang

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A&G Volume 55 Issue 3, Full Issue  

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......cases Not all drawings have a coordinate grid. More than a thousand images just show...Monnier 2003, Labeyrie 2008). This is a smart solution, which has been imple- mented...years, Aboriginal Australians have had the benefit of seeing the full glory of the Milky Way......

A&G Volume 55 Issue 3; Full Issue

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z