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Power Generation Loading Optimization using a Multi-Objective Constraint-Handling Method via  

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results of the power generation loading optimization based on a coal-fired power plant demonstratesPower Generation Loading Optimization using a Multi-Objective Constraint-Handling Method via PSO power industry. A major objective for the coal-fired power generation loading optimization

Li, Xiaodong

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Optimal generation expansion planning via the cross-entropy method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Generation Expansion Planning (GEP) problem is a highly constrained, large-scale, mixed integer nonlinear programming problem. The objective of the GEP problem is to evaluate the least cost investment plan for addition of power generating units over ...

Rishabh P. Kothari; Dirk P. Kroese

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for optimizing operation of a power generating plant using artificial intelligence techniques  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for optimizing the operation of a power generating plant using artificial intelligence techniques. One or more decisions D are determined for at least one consecutive time increment, where at least one of the decisions D is associated with a discrete variable for the operation of a power plant device in the power generating plant. In an illustrated embodiment, the power plant device is a soot cleaning device associated with a boiler.

Wroblewski, David (Mentor, OH); Katrompas, Alexander M. (Concord, OH); Parikh, Neel J. (Richmond Heights, OH)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved taguchi method based contracted capacity optimization for power consumer with self-owned generating units  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper proposes an improved Taguchi method to determine the best capacity contracts and dispatch the power output of the self-owned generating units from almost infinite combinations. To be achieved are savings of total power expenses of the consumers ... Keywords: capacity contracts, improved Taguchi method, self-owned generating units

Hong-Tzer Yang; Pai-Chun Peng; Chung-His Huang

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Maintenance of Generator Rotors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Generator rotor maintenance options are limited and expensive. The timing and scope of work done requires optimization to obtain the maximum benefits for continued long-term trouble-free operation. This document is a comprehensive guide to the maintenance of large generator rotors of 2 and 4 pole design that are cooled directly or indirectly by air or hydrogen. These include 50 and 60 Hz machines, operating at speeds of 1500, 1800, 3000, and 3600 RPM. The guide does not cover water-cooled rotors. The inf...

2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Homotopy optimization methods for global optimization.  

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We define a new method for global optimization, the Homotopy Optimization Method (HOM). This method differs from previous homotopy and continuation methods in that its aim is to find a minimizer for each of a set of values of the homotopy parameter, rather than to follow a path of minimizers. We define a second method, called HOPE, by allowing HOM to follow an ensemble of points obtained by perturbation of previous ones. We relate this new method to standard methods such as simulated annealing and show under what circumstances it is superior. We present results of extensive numerical experiments demonstrating performance of HOM and HOPE.

Dunlavy, Daniel M.; O'Leary, Dianne P. (University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Optimized Generator Operation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Optimized Generator Operation Optimized Generator Operation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Optimized Generator Operation Better forecasting and monitoring of load and grid performance would enable grid operators to dispatch a more efficient mix of generation that could be optimized to reduce cost. The coordinated operation of energy storage, distributed generation, or plug-in electric vehicle assets could also result in completely avoiding central generation dispatch.[1] Related Terms sustainability References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Optimized_Generator_Operation&oldid=502509" Categories:

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Method of grid generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a method of grid generation that uses the geometry of the problem space and the governing relations to generate a grid. The method can generate a grid with minimized discretization errors, and with minimal user interaction. The method of the present invention comprises assigning grid cell locations so that, when the governing relations are discretized using the grid, at least some of the discretization errors are substantially zero. Conventional grid generation is driven by the problem space geometry; grid generation according to the present invention is driven by problem space geometry and by governing relations. The present invention accordingly can provide two significant benefits: more efficient and accurate modeling since discretization errors are minimized, and reduced cost grid generation since less human interaction is required.

Barnette, Daniel W. (Veguita, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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LBNL-54447. Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimizationrelated work. Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization3 2.2 Distributed Generation

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Projection methods in conic optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mar 8, 2011 ... Citation: To appear as a contributed chapter of "Handbook of Semidefinite, Cone and Polynomial Optimization" edited by M. Anjos and J. B. ...

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Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The heat-balance integral method of Goodman is studied with two simple 1-D heat conduction problems with prescribed temperature and flux boundary conditions. These classical problems with well known exact solutions enable to demonstrate the heat-balance integral method performance by a parabolic profile and the entropy generation minimization concept in definition of the appropriate profile exponent. The basic assumption generating the additional constraints needed to perform the solution is based on the requirement to minimize the difference in the local thermal entropy generation rates calculated by the approximate and the exact profile, respectively. This concept is easily applicable since the general concept has simple implementation of the condition requiring the thermal entropy generations calculated through both profiles to be the same at the boundary. The entropy minimization generation approach automatically generates the additional requirement which is deficient in the set of conditions defined by the heat-balance integral method concept.

Jordan Hristov

2010-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal generation of entanglement under local control  

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We study the optimal generation of entanglement between two qubits subject to local unitary control. With the only assumptions of linear control and unitary dynamics, by means of a numerical protocol based on the variational approach (Pontryagin's Minimum Principle), we evaluate the optimal control strategy leading to the maximal achievable entanglement in an arbitrary interaction time, taking into account the energy cost associated to the controls. In our model we can arbitrarily choose the relative weight between a large entanglement and a small energy cost.

Raffaele Romano; Alessio Del Fabbro

2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal generation of entanglement under local control  

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We study the optimal generation of entanglement between two qubits subject to local unitary control. With the only assumptions of linear control and unitary dynamics, by means of a numerical protocol based on the variational approach (Pontryagin's Minimum Principle), we evaluate the optimal control strategy leading to the maximal achievable entanglement in an arbitrary interaction time, taking into account the energy cost associated to the controls. In our model we can arbitrarily choose the relative weight between a large entanglement and a small energy cost.

Romano, Raffaele

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of optimal artificial neural networks using a pattern search algorithm: Application to approximation of chemical systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A pattern search optimization method is applied to the generation of optimal artificial neural networks (ANNs). Optimization is performed using a mixed variable extension to the generalized pattern search method. This method offers the advantage that ...

Matthias Ihme; Alison L. Marsden; Heinz Pitsch

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivative Free Optimization Methods for Optimizing Stirrer ...  

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[9] F. Durst, M. Schäfer, A parallel blockstructured multigrid method for the prediction of incompressible flows, Int. J. for Num. Meth. in Fluids, 22 (1996),. 549

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A practical generative design method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A generative CAD based design exploration method is proposed. It is suitable for complex multi-criteria design problems where important performance criteria are uncomputable. The method is based on building a genotype of the design within a history based ... Keywords: Computer aided conceptual design, Evolutionary design, Generative design, Parametric design

Sivam Krish

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bismuth generator method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for separating .sup.213 Bi from a solution of radionuclides wherein the solution contains a concentration of the chloride ions and hydrogen ions adjusted to allow the formation of a chloride complex. The solution is then brought into contact with an anion exchange resin, whereupon .sup.213 Bi is absorbed from the solution and adhered onto the anion exchange resin in the chloride complex. Other non-absorbing radionuclides such as .sup.225 Ra, .sup.225 Ac, and .sup.221 Fr, along with HCl are removed from the anion exchange resin with a scrub solution. The .sup.213 Bi is removed from the anion exchange resin by washing the anion exchange resin with a stripping solution free of chloride ions and with a reduced hydrogen ion concentration which breaks the chloride anionic complex, releasing the .sup.213 Bi as a cation. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the anion exchange resin is provided as a thin membrane, allowing for extremely rapid adherence and stripping of the .sup.213 Bi. A preferred stripping solution for purification of .sup.213 Bi for use in medical applications includes sodium acetate, pH 5.5. A protein conjugated with bifunctional chelating agents in vivo with the NaOAc, to receive the .sup.213 Bi as it is being released from the anion exchange resin.

Bray, Lane Allan (Richland, WA); DesChane, Jaquetta R. (Pasco, WA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating exact D-optimal designs for polynomial models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper compares several optimization algorithms that can be used to generate exact D-optimal designs (i.e., designs for a specified number of runs) for any polynomial model. The merits and limitations of each algorithm are demonstrated on ... Keywords: general linear regression, mathematical optimization, optimal experimental design

Jacob E. Boon

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asynchronous parallel generating set search for linearly-constrained optimization.  

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Generating set search (GSS) is a family of direct search methods that encompasses generalized pattern search and related methods. We describe an algorithm for asynchronous linearly-constrained GSS, which has some complexities that make it different from both the asynchronous bound-constrained case as well as the synchronous linearly-constrained case. The algorithm has been implemented in the APPSPACK software framework and we present results from an extensive numerical study using CUTEr test problems. We discuss the results, both positive and negative, and conclude that GSS is a reliable method for solving small-to-medium sized linearly-constrained optimization problems without derivatives.

Lewis, Robert Michael (; ); Griffin, Joshua D.; Kolda, Tamara Gibson

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under VariousElectricity Tariffs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The on-site generation of electricity can offer buildingowners and occupiers financial benefits as well as social benefits suchas reduced grid congestion, improved energy efficiency, and reducedgreenhouse gas emissions. Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration,systems make use of the waste heat from the generator for site heatingneeds. Real-time optimal dispatch of CHP systems is difficult todetermine because of complicated electricity tariffs and uncertainty inCHP equipment availability, energy prices, and system loads. Typically,CHP systems use simple heuristic control strategies. This paper describesa method of determining optimal control in real-time and applies it to alight industrial site in San Diego, California, to examine: 1) the addedbenefit of optimal over heuristic controls, 2) the price elasticity ofthe system, and 3) the site-attributable greenhouse gas emissions, allunder three different tariff structures. Results suggest that heuristiccontrols are adequate under the current tariff structure and relativelyhigh electricity prices, capturing 97 percent of the value of thedistributed generation system. Even more value could be captured bysimply not running the CHP system during times of unusually high naturalgas prices. Under hypothetical real-time pricing of electricity,heuristic controls would capture only 70 percent of the value ofdistributed generation.

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating optimal plans in highly-dynamic domains  

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Generating optimal plans in highly dynamic environments is challenging. Plans are predicated on an assumed initial state, but this state can change unexpectedly during plan generation, potentially invalidating the planning effort. In this paper we make ...

Christian Fritz; Sheila A. McIlraith

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Sizing of a Stand-alone Wind/Photovoltaic Generation Unit using Particle Swarm Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hybrid wind/photovoltaic generation system is designed to supply power demand. The aim of this design is minimization of the overall cost of the generation scheme over 20 years of operation. Full demand supply is modeled as constraint for optimization ... Keywords: genetic algorithm, optimal sizing, particle swarm optimization, photovoltaic, wind energy

Ali Kashefi Kaviani; Hamid Reza Baghaee; Gholam Hossein Riahy

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Asynchronous parallel generating set search ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Aug 10, 2006 ... Category 3: Robust Optimization. Citation: Technical Report SAND2006-4621, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, ...

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Optimal command generation for maneuvering the space station  

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The objective of this research is to obtain near minimum-fuel and minimum-time maneuver commands for large-angle maneuvers for the international space station. Attitude and angular velocity waypoints are generated using the method of differential inclusion. This approach, motivated by the inverse dynamics method, reduces the dimensionality of the discretized problem to be solved. Different types of control schemes are investigated using a combination of Thrusters and Control Moment Gyros. The optimized controls are determined using standard nonlinear optimization methods from the MATLAB program toolboxes. The maneuvers can be completed using considerably less fuel compared to eigen-axis maneuvers currently being implemented for the International Space Station. The differential inclusion method reduces the need for CMG desaturations as compared to a controller similar to the one on board the International Space Station. The near minimum-time results are comparable to eigen-axis maneuvers. The differential inclusion method is flexible and can easily be modified to accommodate the needs of problems with different constraints. The results obtained in this research use approximate models of the space environment and vehicle dynamics; however, the results can easily be used in a higher fidelity optimization.

Bryson, Amy Louise

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of generating chemiluminescent light  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A method of chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction that generates chemiluminescent light and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction.

Spurlin, Stanford R. (Ames, IA); Yeung, Edward S. (Ames, IA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for generating surface plasma  

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A method for generating a discharge plasma which covers a surface of a body in a gas at pressures from 0.01 Torr to atmospheric pressure, by applying a radio frequency power with frequencies between approximately 1 MHz and 10 GHz across a plurality of paired insulated conductors on the surface. At these frequencies, an arc-less, non-filamentary plasma can be generated to affect the drag characteristics of vehicles moving through the gas. The plasma can also be used as a source in plasma reactors for chemical reaction operations.

Miller, Paul A. (Albuquerque, NM); Aragon, Ben P. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Solar Generation Valuation Methods  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) developed, tested and verified the results of a new and appropriate method for accurately evaluating the capacity credit of time variant solar generating sources and reviewed new methods to appropriately and fairly evaluate the value of solar generation to electric utilities. The project also reviewed general integrated approaches for adequately compensating owners of solar generation for their benefits to utilities. However, given the limited funding support and time duration of this project combined with the significant differences between utilities regarding rate structures, solar resource availability and coincidence of solar generation with peak load periods, it is well beyond the scope of this project to develop specific rate, rebate, and interconnection approaches to capture utility benefits for all possible utilities. The project developed computer software based evaluation method models to compare solar generation production data measured in very short term time increments called Sample Intervals over a typical utility Dispatch Cycle during an Evaluation Period against utility system load data. Ten second resolution generation production data from the SGSSS and actual one minute resolution TEP system load data for 2006 and 2007, along with data from the Pennington Street Garage 60 kW DC capacity solar unit installed in downtown Tucson will be applied to the model for testing and verification of the evaluation method. Data was provided by other utilities, but critical time periods of data were missing making results derived from that data inaccurate. The algorithms are based on previous analysis and review of specific 2005 and 2006 SGSSS production data. The model was built, tested and verified by in house TEP personnel. For this phase of the project, TEP communicated with, shared solar production data with and collaborated on the development of solar generation valuation tools with other utilities, including Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, Xcel and Nevada Power Company as well as the Arizona electric cooperatives. In the second phase of the project, three years of 10 second power output data of the SGSSS was used to evaluate the effectiveness of frequency domain analysis, normal statistical distribution analysis and finally maximum/minimum differential output analysis to test the applicability of these mathematic methods in accurately modeling the output variations produced by clouds passing over the SGSSS array.

Hansen, Thomas N.; Dion, Phillip J.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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HRSG design method optimizes power plant efficiency  

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Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are widely used in cogeneration and combined-cycle power plants. simulating the performance of the HRSG system at design and off-design conditions helps the designer optimize the overall plant efficiency. It also helps in the selection of major auxiliary equipment. Conventional simulation of HRSG design and off-design performance is a tedious task, since there are several variables involved. However, with the simplified approach presented in this article, the engineer can acquire information on the performance of the HRSG without actually doing the mechanical design. The engineer does not need to size the tubes or determine the fin configuration. This paper reports that the method also can be used for heat balance studies and in the preparation of the HRSG specification.

Ganapathy, V. (ABCO (US))

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of generating chemiluminescent light  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction that generates chemiluminescent light and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction. 4 figs.

Spurlin, S.R.; Yeung, E.S.

1986-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Column Generation for Extended Formulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jul 8, 2011 ... We compare numerically a direct handling of the extended formulation, a standard column generation approach, and the ``column-and-row ...

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Nonlinear regression model generation using hyperparameter optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An algorithm of the inductive model generation and model selection is proposed to solve the problem of automatic construction of regression models. A regression model is an admissible superposition of smooth functions given by experts. Coherent Bayesian ... Keywords: Coherent Bayesian inference, Hyperparameters, Model generation, Model selection, Regression

Vadim Strijov; Gerhard Wilhelm Weber

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Saturated poroelastic actuators generated by topology optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the fluid-structure interaction problem of a saturated porous media is considered. The pressure coupling properties of porous saturated materials change with the microstructure and this is utilized in the design of an actuator using a topology ... Keywords: Coupled problems, FSI, Homogenization, Multi-scale modeling, Topology optimization

Casper Schousboe Andreasen; Ole Sigmund

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery code generation for general speculative optimizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A general framework that integrates both control and data speculation using alias profiling and/or compiler heuristic rules has shown to improve CPU2000 performance on Itanium systems. However, speculative optimizations require check instructions and ... Keywords: Recovery code, multi-level data speculation, speculative SSA form

Jin Lin; Wei-Chung Hsu; Pen-Chung Yew; Roy Dz-Ching Ju; Tin-Fook Ngai

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid robust predictive optimization method of power system dispatch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of power system dispatch control solves power system dispatch problems by integrating a larger variety of generation, load and storage assets, including without limitation, combined heat and power (CHP) units, renewable generation with forecasting, controllable loads, electric, thermal and water energy storage. The method employs a predictive algorithm to dynamically schedule different assets in order to achieve global optimization and maintain the system normal operation.

Chandra, Ramu Sharat (Niskayuna, NY); Liu, Yan (Ballston Lake, NY); Bose, Sumit (Niskayuna, NY); de Bedout, Juan Manuel (West Glenville, NY)

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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In silico prediction of spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitors using machine learning approaches and an optimized molecular descriptor subset generated by recursive feature elimination method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We tested four machine learning methods, support vector machine (SVM), k-nearest neighbor, back-propagation neural network and C4.5 decision tree for their capability in predicting spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) inhibitors by using 2592 compounds which ... Keywords: Machine learning methods (ML methods), Recursive feature elimination (RFE), Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), Support vector machine (SVM)

Bing-Ke Li; Yong Cong; Xue-Gang Yang; Ying Xue; Yi-Zong Chen

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conversion efficiency, scaling and global optimization of high harmonic generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Closed form expressions for the high harmonic generation (HHG) conversion efficiency in the plateau and cut-off region are derived showing agreement with previous observations. Application of these results to optimal ...

Falcao-Filho, Edilson L.

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Optimal power capturing of multi-MW wind generation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, an increasing number of multi-MW (1MW and up) wind generation systems are being developed and variable speed-variable pitch (VS-VP) control technology is usually adopted to improve the fast response speed and obtain the optimal energy, which ... Keywords: adaptive fuzzy proportional integral derivative, doubly-fed induction generator, hydraulic variable pitch mechanism, optimal, variable speed-variable pitch, wind turbine

Kong Yigang; Wang Zhixin

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive cubic overestimation methods for unconstrained optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Programming 108(1), 2006, pp 177-205) and a proposal by Weiser, Deuflhard & Erd- mann (Optim. Methods Softw. 22(3), 2007, pp 413-431). At each iteration of ...

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Application of stochastic optimization method for an urban corridor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a stochastic traffic signal optimization method that consists of the CORSIM microscopic traffic simulation model and a heuristic optimizer. For the heuristic optimizer, the performance of three widely used optimization methods (i.e., ...

Ilsoo Yun; Byungkyu "Brian" Park

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Optimization Methods for Binary Sequences - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

criterion is an increase in the merit factor are not the most efficient. Methods employing ... the rate at which high merit sequences are generated. We have found.

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Digitally programmable signal generator and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A digitally programmable signal generator (DPSG) and method are disclosed. The DPSG can be used in applications such as Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) to create an optimal match between the process laser's spectral profile and that of the vaporized material. Other applications include optical telecommunications, non-optical telecommunication in the microwave and radio spectrum, radar, electronic countermeasures, high speed computer interconnects, local area networks, high definition video transport and the multiplexing of large quantities of slow digital memory into high speed data streams. This invention extends the operation of DPSGs into the GHz range, while preserving all of the current art's DPSGs' operational features.

Priatko, G.J.; Kaskey, J.A.

1986-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for protecting an electric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for protecting an electrical generator which includes providing an electrical generator which is normally synchronously operated with an electrical power grid; providing a synchronizing signal from the electrical generator; establishing a reference signal; and electrically isolating the electrical generator from the electrical power grid if the synchronizing signal is not in phase with the reference signal.

Kuehnle, Barry W. (Ammon, ID); Roberts, Jeffrey B. (Ammon, ID); Folkers, Ralph W. (Ammon, ID)

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS INVOLVING CHEMICAL LOOPING COMBUSTION  

SciTech Connect

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) system using coal gasification is an important approach for future energy options. This work focuses on understading the system operation and optimizing it in the presence of uncertain operating conditions using ASPEN Plus and CAPE-OPEN compliant stochastic simulation and multiobjective optimization capabilities developed by Vishwamitra Research Institute. The feasible operating surface for the IGCC system is generated and deterministic multiobjective optimization is performed. Since the feasible operating space is highly non-convex, heuristics based techniques that do not require gradient information are used to generate the Pareto surface. Accurate CFD models are simultaneously developed for the gasifier and chemical looping combustion system to characterize and quantify the process uncertainty in the ASPEN model.

Juan M. Salazar; Urmila M. Diwekar; Stephen E. Zitney

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Apparatuses and methods for generating electric fields  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatuses and methods relating to generating an electric field are disclosed. An electric field generator may include a semiconductive material configured in a physical shape substantially different from a shape of an electric field to be generated thereby. The electric field is generated when a voltage drop exists across the semiconductive material. A method for generating an electric field may include applying a voltage to a shaped semiconductive material to generate a complex, substantially nonlinear electric field. The shape of the complex, substantially nonlinear electric field may be configured for directing charged particles to a desired location. Other apparatuses and methods are disclosed.

Scott, Jill R; McJunkin, Timothy R; Tremblay, Paul L

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Bundle-type methods uniformly optimal for smooth and nonsmooth ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 7, 2010 ... present new bundle-type methods which possess the optimal rate of ... that uniformly optimal algorithms of this type have been presented in the ...

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Particle Swarm Optimization and Gradient Descent Methods for Optimization of PI Controller for AGC of Multi-area Thermal-Wind-Hydro Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The automatic generation control (AGC) of three unequal interconnected Thermal, Wind and Hydro power plant has been designed with PI controller. Further computational intelligent technique Particle Swarm Optimization and conventional Gradient Descent ... Keywords: Automatic generation control, Particle swarm optimization, Gradient Descent method, Generation rate constraint, Area control error, Wind energy conversion system

Naresh Kumari, A N. Jha

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric generator apparatus and operation method  

SciTech Connect

A method of operating a thermoelectric generator includes: cyclically producing increasing then decreasing temperature differences in the thermoelectric material of the generator; and generating a cyclically increasing then decreasing electrical generator output signal, in response to such temperature differences, to transmit electrical power generated by the generator from the generator. Part of the thermoelectric material reaches temperatures substantially above the melting temperature of the material. The thermoelectric material of the generator forms a part of a closed electrical loop about a transformer core so that the inductor voltage for the loop serves as the output signal of the generator. A thermoelectric generator, which can be driven by the described method of operation, incorporates fins into a thermopile to conduct heat toward or away from the alternating spaces between adjacent layers of different types of thermoelectric material. The fins extend from between adjacent layers, so that they can also conduct electrical current between such layers, perpendicularly to the direction of stacking of the layers. The exhaust from an internal combustion engine can be employed to drive the thermoelectric generator, and, also, to act as a driver for a thermoelectric generator in accordance with the method of operation initially described.

Lowther, F.E.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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VLSI floorplan generation and area optimization using AND-OR graph search  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Floorplan design based on rectangular dualization is considered in two phases. First, given the adjacency graph and sets of aspect ratios of the blocks, a topology is generated which is likely to yield a minimum-area floorplan during the second phase ... Keywords: AND-OR graph search, VLSI, VLSI floorplan generation, adjacency graph, area optimization, aspect ratios, bottom-up polynomial-time algorithm, circuit layout CAD, circuit optimisation, graph theory, heuristic search method, integrated circuit interconnections, minimum-area floorplan, nonslicible floorplans, optimal sizing, rectangular dualization, search effort, top-down first phase

P. S. Dasgupta; S. Sur-Kolay; B. B. Bhattacharya

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An extended level set method for shape and topology optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the conventional level set methods are extended as an effective approach for shape and topology optimization by the introduction of the radial basis functions (RBFs). The RBF multiquadric splines are used to construct the implicit level ... Keywords: Extension velocity, Gradient-based optimization, Level set method, Radial basis functions, Shape optimization, Topology optimization

S. Y. Wang; K. M. Lim; B. C. Khoo; M. Y. Wang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Payback Optimization of Thermoelectric Power Generator Systems  

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An analytic model for optimizing thermoelectric power generation system is developed and utilized for parametric studies. This model takes into account the external thermal resistances with hot and cold reservoirs. In addition, the spreading thermal resistance in the module substrates is considered to find the impact of designing small fraction of thermo elements per unit area. Previous studies are expanded by a full optimization of the electrical and thermal circuits. The optimum condition satisfies both electrical load resistance match with the internal resistance and the thermal resistance match with the heat source and the heat sink. Thermoelectric element aspect ratio and fill factor are found to be key parameters to optimize. The optimum leg length and the maximum output power are determined by a simple formula. The output power density per mass of the thermoelectric material has a peak when thermo elements cover a fractional area of ~1%. The role of the substrate heat spreading for thermoelectric power generation is equally significant as thermoelement. For a given heat source, the co-optimization of the heat sink and the thermoelectric module should be performed. Active cooling and the design of the heat sink are customized to find the energy payback for the power generation system. The model includes both the air cooled heat sinks and the water cooled micro channels. We find that one can reduce the mass of thermoelement to around 3~10 % of that in commercial modules for the same output power, as long as the module and elements are designed properly. Also one notes that higher heat flux sources have significantly larger energy payback and reduced cost per output power.

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of the Standard Addition Method (SAM) Using  

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Optimization of the Standard Addition Method (SAM) Using Monte Carlo Simulation. Summary: ... Energy & Fuels, 22:2488-2490 (2008). Contact. ...

2012-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Piezoelectric Electrical Generators Powered by Random Vibrations  

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This paper compares the performances of a vibrationpowered electrical generators using PZT piezoelectric ceramic associated to two different power conditioning circuits. A new approach of the piezoelectric power conversion based on a nonlinear voltage processing is presented and implemented with a particular power conditioning circuit topology. Theoretical predictions and experimental results show that the nonlinear processing technique may increase the power harvested by a factor up to 4 compared to the Standard optimization technique. Properties of this new technique are analyzed in particular in the case of broadband, random vibrations, and compared to those of the Standard interface.

Lefeuvre, E; Richard, C; Petit, L; Guyomar, D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Interior Point Constraint Generation Algorithm for Semi-Infinite Optimization with Health-Care Application  

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We propose an interior point constraint generation (IPCG) algorithm for semi-infinite linear optimization (SILO) and prove that the algorithm converges to an ?-solution of SILO after a finite number of constraints is generated. We derive a complexity ... Keywords: second-order cone optimization, sector duration optimization, semi-infinite linear optimization

Mohammad R. Oskoorouchi; Hamid R. Ghaffari; Tamás Terlaky; Dionne M. Aleman

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power generation method including membrane separation  

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A method for generating electric power, such as at, or close to, natural gas fields. The method includes conditioning natural gas containing C.sub.3+ hydrocarbons and/or acid gas by means of a membrane separation step. This step creates a leaner, sweeter, drier gas, which is then used as combustion fuel to run a turbine, which is in turn used for power generation.

Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs Firestone,Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs Table of3 2.1 Electricity Tariff

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of genetic algorithms for optimal reactive power planning of doubly fed induction generators  

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This paper describes optimal reactive power control of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), which is widely used in a distributed generating plant. Although its structure is similar to that of induction motors, its reactive power control is more ... Keywords: doubly fed induction generator, genetic algorithms, optimal reactive power planning, optimization

P. Sangsarawut; A. Oonsivilai; T. Kulworawanichpong

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal reactive power planning of doubly fed induction generators using genetic algorithms  

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This paper describes optimal reactive power control of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), which is widely used in a distributed generating plant. Although its structure is similar to that of an induction motor, its reactive power control is more ... Keywords: doubly fed induction generator, genetic algorithms, optimal reactive power planning, optimization

P. Sangsarawut; A. Oonsivilai; T. Kulworawanichpong

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Solar PV Arrays Integration for Distributed Generation  

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems hold great potential for distributed energy generation by installing PV panels on rooftops of residential and commercial buildings. Yet challenges arise along with the variability and non-dispatchability of the PV systems that affect the stability of the grid and the economics of the PV system. This paper investigates the integration of PV arrays for distributed generation applications by identifying a combination of buildings that will maximize solar energy output and minimize system variability. Particularly, we propose mean-variance optimization models to choose suitable rooftops for PV integration based on Markowitz mean-variance portfolio selection model. We further introduce quantity and cardinality constraints to result in a mixed integer quadratic programming problem. Case studies based on real data are presented. An efficient frontier is obtained for sample data that allows decision makers to choose a desired solar energy generation level with a comfortable variability tolerance level. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to show the tradeoffs between solar PV energy generation potential and variability.

Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Li, Xueping [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An optimization of granular network by evolutionary methods  

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In this paper, we present an optimization method of GN (Granular Network) based on evolutionary methods such as PSO (Particle Swarm optimization) and GA (Genetic Algorithm). The GN is constructed by linguistic model using CFCM (Context-based Fuzzy C-Means) ... Keywords: context-based fuzzy c-means, genetic algorithm, granular network, information granules, particle swarm optimization

Yun-Hee Han; Keun-Chang Kwak

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonsmooth Equation Method for Nonlinear Nonconvex Optimization  

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Nov 20, 2002 ... This Algorithm was implemented in the interactive system for universal functional optimization UFO. Results of numerical experiments are ...

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Inexact projected gradient method for vector optimization  

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For orders induced by different cones, the vector optimization problem does not arise as frequently as the one concerning the point-wise partial order. However ...

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Optimization and homotopy methods for the Gibbs free energy of ...  

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May 31, 2011 ... Optimization and homotopy methods for the Gibbs free energy of magmatic mixtures ... Category 3: Applications -- Science and Engineering. Citation: Download: ... Give us feedback · Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies.

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Second-generation-heliostat optimization studies. Final report  

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The objective of this study was to define and quantify cost reductions in the Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace Second Generation Heliostat resulting from design and cost optimization. These cost reductions were based on optimizing the heliostat performance vs. cost and engineering design, and reviewing the design specification in selected technological areas with a goal of removing nonrealistic requirements and eliminating or minimizing overdesign. Specific technological areas investigated were: (1) designing the heliostat for survival strength rather than stiffness and reducing the operational wind requirements as dictated by this design approach; (2) reducing the pointing accuracy and/or beam quality required for some fraction or all of the heliostat field; (3) modifying the operational temperature range; (4) relaxing the rate at which the heliostat must move in the slew mode; (5) using alternate beam safety strategies; (6) analyzing actual wind data for selected sites in the southwest United States vs. the heliostat design specification survival wind requirements; (7) estimating heliostat damage for winds in excess of the design specification over a 30 year period; (8) evaluating the impact of designing the heliostat for higher wind loads; and (9) investigating the applicability to heliostat design of the standard engineering practices for designing buildings.

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1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine-Generator Maintenance Interval Optimization Using a Financial Risk Assessment Technique  

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Turbine-generator (T-G) maintenance interval selection is evolving from a time-based and reliability-centered approach to an approach based on financial risk. The new financial-based decision methods seek to reduce each unit's maintenance costs to the lowest level consistent with safe operation, while balancing operations and maintenance (O&M) expenditures optimally over the entire plant or system. EPRI's Turbo-X software provides a powerful planning tool for engineers to evaluate specific proposals for ...

2000-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma plume MHD power generator and method  

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A method is described of generating power at a situs exposed to the solar wind which comprises creating at separate sources at the situs discrete plasma plumes extending in opposed directions, providing electrical communication between the plumes at their source and interposing a desired electrical load in the said electrical communication between the plumes.

Hammer, J.H.

1993-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for thermal power generation  

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An improved thermal power plant and method of power generation which minimizes thermal stress and chemical impurity buildup in the vaporizing component, particularly beneficial under loss of normal feed fluid and startup conditions. The invention is particularly applicable to a liquid metal fast breeder reactor plant.

Cohen, Paul (Pittsburgh, PA); Redding, Arnold H. (Export, PA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for thermal power generation  

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A method and apparatus for power generation from a recirculating superheat-reheat circuit with multiple expansion stages which alleviates complex control systems and minimizes thermal cycling of system components, particularly the reheater. The invention includes preheating cold reheat fluid from the first expansion stage prior to its entering the reheater with fluid from the evaporator or drum component.

Mangus, James D. (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for nonlinear optimization for gas tagging and other systems  

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A method and system are disclosed for providing nuclear fuel rods with a configuration of isotopic gas tags. The method includes selecting a true location of a first gas tag node, selecting initial locations for the remaining n-1 nodes using target gas tag compositions, generating a set of random gene pools with L nodes, applying a Hopfield network for computing on energy, or cost, for each of the L gene pools and using selected constraints to establish minimum energy states to identify optimal gas tag nodes with each energy compared to a convergence threshold and then upon identifying the gas tag node continuing this procedure until establishing the next gas tag node until all remaining n nodes have been established. 6 figs.

Chen, T.; Gross, K.C.; Wegerich, S.

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for nonlinear optimization for gas tagging and other systems  

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A method and system for providing nuclear fuel rods with a configuration of isotopic gas tags. The method includes selecting a true location of a first gas tag node, selecting initial locations for the remaining n-1 nodes using target gas tag compositions, generating a set of random gene pools with L nodes, applying a Hopfield network for computing on energy, or cost, for each of the L gene pools and using selected constraints to establish minimum energy states to identify optimal gas tag nodes with each energy compared to a convergence threshold and then upon identifying the gas tag node continuing this procedure until establishing the next gas tag node until all remaining n nodes have been established.

Chen, Ting (Chicago, IL); Gross, Kenny C. (Bolingbrook, IL); Wegerich, Stephan (Glendale Heights, IL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Mixed-Integer Linear Methods for Layout ...  

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Nov 27, 2012 ... Mixed-Integer Linear Methods for Layout-Optimization of Screening ... Abstract: The industrial treatment of waste paper in order to regain ...

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Optimization Online - On the use of iterative methods in cubic ...  

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Sep 11, 2013 ... On the use of iterative methods in cubic regularization for unconstrained optimization. Tommaso Bianconcini (tommaso.bianconcini ***at*** ...

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Numerical Methods for Optimal Stochastic Control in Finance.  

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??In this thesis, we develop partial differential equation (PDE) based numerical methods to solve certain optimal stochastic control problems in finance. The value of a… (more)

Chen, Zhuliang

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An acceleration procedure for optimal first-order methods  

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Jul 17, 2012 ... As compared with standard optimal first-order methods, our schemes allows us to divide computation times by two to three orders of magnitude ...

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An Optimized Autoregressive Forecast Error Generator for Wind and Load Uncertainty Study  

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This paper presents a first-order autoregressive algorithm to generate real-time (RT), hour-ahead (HA), and day-ahead (DA) wind and load forecast errors. The methodology aims at producing random wind and load forecast time series reflecting the autocorrelation and cross-correlation of historical forecast data sets. Five statistical characteristics are considered: the means, standard deviations, autocorrelations, and cross-correlations. A stochastic optimization routine is developed to minimize the differences between the statistical characteristics of the generated time series and the targeted ones. An optimal set of parameters are obtained and used to produce the RT, HA, and DA forecasts in due order of succession. This method, although implemented as the first-order regressive random forecast error generator, can be extended to higher-order. Results show that the methodology produces random series with desired statistics derived from real data sets provided by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The wind and load forecast error generator is currently used in wind integration studies to generate wind and load inputs for stochastic planning processes. Our future studies will focus on reflecting the diurnal and seasonal differences of the wind and load statistics and implementing them in the random forecast generator.

De Mello, Phillip; Lu, Ning; Makarov, Yuri V.

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Reactive Power Planning of Radial Distribution Systems with Distributed Generation  

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The paper analyzes reactive power optimization problem in distribution system with wind power and PV generators. Reactive power optimization mathematical model including the active power loss, reactive power compensation capacity and static voltage margin ... Keywords: Distributed generation, Distributed Generation, Immune Algorithm, Cluster Evolutionary

Li Shengqi, Zeng Lilin, Li Yongan, He Zhengping

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lexicon generation methods, lexicon generation devices, and lexicon generation articles of manufacture  

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Lexicon generation methods, computer implemented lexicon editing methods, lexicon generation devices, lexicon editors, and articles of manufacture are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a lexicon generation method includes providing a seed vector indicative of occurrences of a plurality of seed terms within a plurality of text items, providing a plurality of content vectors indicative of occurrences of respective ones of a plurality of content terms within the text items, comparing individual ones of the content vectors with respect to the seed vector, and responsive to the comparing, selecting at least one of the content terms as a term of a lexicon usable in sentiment analysis of text.

Carter, Richard J [Richland, WA; McCall, Jonathon D [West Richland, WA; Whitney, Paul D [Richland, WA; Gregory, Michelle L [Richland, WA; Turner, Alan E [Kennewick, WA; Hetzler, Elizabeth G [Kennewick, WA; White, Amanda M [Kennewick, WA; Posse, Christian [Seattle, WA; Nakamura, Grant C [Kennewick, WA

2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Wise mining method through ant colony optimization  

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This paper proposes an algorithm for data mining named Pheromone-Miner (ant-colony-based data miner). The algorithm is inspired by both researches on the behavior of real ant colonies and data mining concepts as well as principles. The goal of Pheromone-Miner ... Keywords: ant colony optimization algorithm, data mining, knowledge discovery, pheromone

Yang Jianxiong; Junzo Watada

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical motor/generator drive apparatus and method  

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The present disclosure includes electrical motor/generator drive systems and methods that significantly reduce inverter direct-current (DC) bus ripple currents and thus the volume and cost of a capacitor. The drive methodology is based on a segmented drive system that does not add switches or passive components but involves reconfiguring inverter switches and motor stator winding connections in a way that allows the formation of multiple, independent drive units and the use of simple alternated switching and optimized Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) schemes to eliminate or significantly reduce the capacitor ripple current.

Su, Gui Jia

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for generating a plasma wave to accelerate electrons  

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The invention provides a method and apparatus for generating large amplitude nonlinear plasma waves, driven by an optimized train of independently adjustable, intense laser pulses. In the method, optimal pulse widths, interpulse spacing, and intensity profiles of each pulse are determined for each pulse in a series of pulses. A resonant region of the plasma wave phase space is found where the plasma wave is driven most efficiently by the laser pulses. The accelerator system of the invention comprises several parts: the laser system, with its pulse-shaping subsystem; the electron gun system, also called beam source, which preferably comprises photo cathode electron source and RF-LINAC accelerator; electron photo-cathode triggering system; the electron diagnostics; and the feedback system between the electron diagnostics and the laser system. The system also includes plasma source including vacuum chamber, magnetic lens, and magnetic field means. The laser system produces a train of pulses that has been optimized to maximize the axial electric field amplitude of the plasma wave, and thus the electron acceleration, using the method of the invention. 21 figs.

Umstadter, D.; Esarey, E.; Kim, J.K.

1997-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for generating a plasma wave to accelerate electrons  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides a method and apparatus for generating large amplitude nonlinear plasma waves, driven by an optimized train of independently adjustable, intense laser pulses. In the method, optimal pulse widths, interpulse spacing, and intensity profiles of each pulse are determined for each pulse in a series of pulses. A resonant region of the plasma wave phase space is found where the plasma wave is driven most efficiently by the laser pulses. The accelerator system of the invention comprises several parts: the laser system, with its pulse-shaping subsystem; the electron gun system, also called beam source, which preferably comprises photo cathode electron source and RF-LINAC accelerator; electron photo-cathode triggering system; the electron diagnostics; and the feedback system between the electron diagnostics and the laser system. The system also includes plasma source including vacuum chamber, magnetic lens, and magnetic field means. The laser system produces a train of pulses that has been optimized to maximize the axial electric field amplitude of the plasma wave, and thus the electron acceleration, using the method of the invention.

Umstadter, Donald (Ann Arbor, MI); Esarey, Eric (Chevy Chase, MD); Kim, Joon K. (Ann Arbor, MI)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma generators, reactor systems and related methods  

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A plasma generator, reactor and associated systems and methods are provided in accordance with the present invention. A plasma reactor may include multiple sections or modules which are removably coupled together to form a chamber. Associated with each section is an electrode set including three electrodes with each electrode being coupled to a single phase of a three-phase alternating current (AC) power supply. The electrodes are disposed about a longitudinal centerline of the chamber and are arranged to provide and extended arc and generate an extended body of plasma. The electrodes are displaceable relative to the longitudinal centerline of the chamber. A control system may be utilized so as to automatically displace the electrodes and define an electrode gap responsive to measure voltage or current levels of the associated power supply.

Kong, Peter C. (Idaho Falls, ID); Pink, Robert J. (Pocatello, ID); Lee, James E. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Automation and Optimization for Electrical Design of Hydro Generator  

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In this paper, the author presents a software platform to conceptually design hydraulic generator, a typical complex manufacture.Applying this platform, the generator’s electrical design can be performed interactively through a friendly human-machine ...

Zhu Dianhua; Guo Wei; Ma Ruimin

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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the Optimization of Cogeneration Dispatch in a Deregulatedheat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, systems make use ofheat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, systems make use of

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next-Generation Optimization under Uncertainty: Structure-Oriented...  

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One of the challenges facing researchers in developing optimization algorithms for the smart grid is variables such as wind speed. One of the challenges facing researchers in...

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Improved Methods for Multivariate Optimization of Field Development . . .  

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Optimization of reservoir development requires many evaluations of the possible combinations of the decision variables, such as well locations and production scheduling parameters, to obtain the best economic strategies. Running a simulator for such a large number of evaluations may be infeasible due to the computation time involved. This study investigated two multivariate interpolation algorithms, Least Squares and Kriging, to generate new realizations from a limited number of simulations in order to predict the optimal strategies in a field development scheduling project and a waterflood project. The result was a significant reduction in the simulation effort required. The recommended solutions were obtained by searching for the optimal objective function values among the interpolation realizations. Additional simulation runs were performed to refine the search for the final optimal solution in the vicinity of the intermediate optimal region. The net present value was used as the ob...

Yan Pan

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control of generator resynchronisation in electric power systems  

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Optimal control techniques are discussed for the resynchronisation of a steam turbine unit in an electric power system after it has lost synchronism. A time optimal control is derived and the resulting bang-bang control law is first simulated on an analogue ...

D. Rosenfeld; F. J. Evans

1972-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced numerical methods in mesh generation and mesh adaptation  

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Numerical solution of partial differential equations requires appropriate meshes, efficient solvers and robust and reliable error estimates. Generation of high-quality meshes for complex engineering models is a non-trivial task. This task is made more difficult when the mesh has to be adapted to a problem solution. This article is focused on a synergistic approach to the mesh generation and mesh adaptation, where best properties of various mesh generation methods are combined to build efficiently simplicial meshes. First, the advancing front technique (AFT) is combined with the incremental Delaunay triangulation (DT) to build an initial mesh. Second, the metric-based mesh adaptation (MBA) method is employed to improve quality of the generated mesh and/or to adapt it to a problem solution. We demonstrate with numerical experiments that combination of all three methods is required for robust meshing of complex engineering models. The key to successful mesh generation is the high-quality of the triangles in the initial front. We use a black-box technique to improve surface meshes exported from an unattainable CAD system. The initial surface mesh is refined into a shape-regular triangulation which approximates the boundary with the same accuracy as the CAD mesh. The DT method adds robustness to the AFT. The resulting mesh is topologically correct but may contain a few slivers. The MBA uses seven local operations to modify the mesh topology. It improves significantly the mesh quality. The MBA method is also used to adapt the mesh to a problem solution to minimize computational resources required for solving the problem. The MBA has a solid theoretical background. In the first two experiments, we consider the convection-diffusion and elasticity problems. We demonstrate the optimal reduction rate of the discretization error on a sequence of adaptive strongly anisotropic meshes. The key element of the MBA method is construction of a tensor metric from hierarchical edge-based error estimates. We conclude that the quasi-optimal mesh must be quasi-uniform in this metric. All numerical experiments are based on the publicly available Ani3D package, the collection of advanced numerical instruments.

Lipnikov, Konstantine [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Danilov, A [MOSCOW, RUSSIA; Vassilevski, Y [MOSCOW, RUSSIA; Agonzal, A [UNIV OF LYON

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A survey of methods for gas-lift optimization  

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This paper presents a survey of methods and techniques developed for the solution of the continuous gas-lift optimization problem over the last two decades. These range from isolated single-well analysis all the way to real-time multivariate optimization ...

Kashif Rashid, William Bailey, Benoît Couët

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solving the Unit Commitment Problem in Power Generation by Primal and Dual Methods \\Lambda  

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deals with the fuel cost optimal scheduling of on/off decisions and output levels for generating unitsSolving the Unit Commitment Problem in Power Generation by Primal and Dual Methods \\Lambda D and results of test runs are reported. 1 Introduction The unit commitment problem in electricity production

Römisch, Werner

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iCycle: Integrated, multicriterial beam angle, and profile optimization for generation of coplanar and noncoplanar IMRT plans  

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Purpose: To introduce iCycle, a novel algorithm for integrated, multicriterial optimization of beam angles, and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) profiles. Methods: A multicriterial plan optimization with iCycle is based on a prescription called wish-list, containing hard constraints and objectives with ascribed priorities. Priorities are ordinal parameters used for relative importance ranking of the objectives. The higher an objective priority is, the higher the probability that the corresponding objective will be met. Beam directions are selected from an input set of candidate directions. Input sets can be restricted, e.g., to allow only generation of coplanar plans, or to avoid collisions between patient/couch and the gantry in a noncoplanar setup. Obtaining clinically feasible calculation times was an important design criterium for development of iCycle. This could be realized by sequentially adding beams to the treatment plan in an iterative procedure. Each iteration loop starts with selection of the optimal direction to be added. Then, a Pareto-optimal IMRT plan is generated for the (fixed) beam setup that includes all so far selected directions, using a previously published algorithm for multicriterial optimization of fluence profiles for a fixed beam arrangement Breedveld et al.[Phys. Med. Biol. 54, 7199-7209 (2009)]. To select the next direction, each not yet selected candidate direction is temporarily added to the plan and an optimization problem, derived from the Lagrangian obtained from the just performed optimization for establishing the Pareto-optimal plan, is solved. For each patient, a single one-beam, two-beam, three-beam, etc. Pareto-optimal plan is generated until addition of beams does no longer result in significant plan quality improvement. Plan generation with iCycle is fully automated. Results: Performance and characteristics of iCycle are demonstrated by generating plans for a maxillary sinus case, a cervical cancer patient, and a liver patient treated with SBRT. Plans generated with beam angle optimization did better meet the clinical goals than equiangular or manually selected configurations. For the maxillary sinus and liver cases, significant improvements for noncoplanar setups were seen. The cervix case showed that also in IMRT with coplanar setups, beam angle optimization with iCycle may improve plan quality. Computation times for coplanar plans were around 1-2 h and for noncoplanar plans 4-7 h, depending on the number of beams and the complexity of the site. Conclusions: Integrated beam angle and profile optimization with iCycle may result in significant improvements in treatment plan quality. Due to automation, the plan generation workload is minimal. Clinical application has started.

Breedveld, Sebastiaan; Storchi, Pascal R. M.; Voet, Peter W. J.; Heijmen, Ben J. M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Groene Hilledijk 301, 3075 EA Rotterdam (Netherlands)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Universal Gradient Methods for Convex Optimization Problems  

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Apr 18, 2013 ... methods (e.g. [9], [10], [1]), which increase the rate of convergence of the gradient schemes much above the limits of Black-Box Complexity ...

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Decomposition methods for large scale stochastic and robust optimization problems  

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We propose new decomposition methods for use on broad families of stochastic and robust optimization problems in order to yield tractable approaches for large-scale real world application. We introduce a new type of a ...

Becker, Adrian Bernard Druke

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of a novel phase-space-based cylindrical dose kernel for IMRT optimization  

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Purpose: Improving dose calculation accuracy is crucial in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). We have developed a method for generating a phase-space-based dose kernel for IMRT planning of lung cancer patients. Methods: Particle transport in the linear accelerator treatment head of a 21EX, 6 MV photon beam (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) was simulated using the EGSnrc/BEAMnrc code system. The phase space information was recorded under the secondary jaws. Each particle in the phase space file was associated with a beamlet whose index was calculated and saved in the particle's LATCH variable. The DOSXYZnrc code was modified to accumulate the energy deposited by each particle based on its beamlet index. Furthermore, the central axis of each beamlet was calculated from the orientation of all the particles in this beamlet. A cylinder was then defined around the central axis so that only the energy deposited within the cylinder was counted. A look-up table was established for each cylinder during the tallying process. The efficiency and accuracy of the cylindrical beamlet energy deposition approach was evaluated using a treatment plan developed on a simulated lung phantom. Results: Profile and percentage depth doses computed in a water phantom for an open, square field size were within 1.5% of measurements. Dose optimized with the cylindrical dose kernel was found to be within 0.6% of that computed with the nontruncated 3D kernel. The cylindrical truncation reduced optimization time by approximately 80%. Conclusions: A method for generating a phase-space-based dose kernel, using a truncated cylinder for scoring dose, in beamlet-based optimization of lung treatment planning was developed and found to be in good agreement with the standard, nontruncated scoring approach. Compared to previous techniques, our method significantly reduces computational time and memory requirements, which may be useful for Monte-Carlo-based 4D IMRT or IMAT treatment planning.

Zhong Hualiang; Chetty, Indrin J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (United States)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for Determining Optimal Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Packages  

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Businesses, government agencies, consumers, policy makers, and utilities currently have limited access to occupant-, building-, and location-specific recommendations for optimal energy retrofit packages, as defined by estimated costs and energy savings. This report describes an analysis method for determining optimal residential energy efficiency retrofit packages and, as an illustrative example, applies the analysis method to a 1960s-era home in eight U.S. cities covering a range of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate regions. The method uses an optimization scheme that considers average energy use (determined from building energy simulations) and equivalent annual cost to recommend optimal retrofit packages specific to the building, occupants, and location. Energy savings and incremental costs are calculated relative to a minimum upgrade reference scenario, which accounts for efficiency upgrades that would occur in the absence of a retrofit because of equipment wear-out and replacement with current minimum standards.

Polly, B.; Gestwick, M.; Bianchi, M.; Anderson, R.; Horowitz, S.; Christensen, C.; Judkoff, R.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines on Optimizing Heat Recovery Steam Generator Drains  

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Severe thermal-mechanical fatigue damage to the superheaters (SHs), reheaters (RHs), and steam piping of horizontal-gas-path heat recovery steam generators due primarily to ineffective drainage of the condensate that is generated in superheaters and reheaters at every startup continues to be a significant industry problem that results in avoidable deterioration of unit reliability and significant unnecessary maintenance costs. This report will assist operators in guiding heat recovery steam generator (HR...

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Simultaneous Column-and-Row Generation ...  

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Nov 14, 2010 ... Simultaneous Column-and-Row Generation for Large-Scale Linear Programs with Column-Dependent- ... Entry Last Modified: 05/17/2012.

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New optimization techniques for power system generation scheduling.  

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??Generation scheduling in restructured electric power systems is critical to maintain the stability and security of a power system and economical operation of the electricity… (more)

Sun, Wei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR GRAVITATIONAL LENS SYSTEMS WITH REGULARIZED SOURCES  

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Several approaches exist to model gravitational lens systems. In this study, we apply global optimization methods to find the optimal set of lens parameters using a genetic algorithm. We treat the full optimization procedure as a two-step process: an analytical description of the source plane intensity distribution is used to find an initial approximation to the optimal lens parameters; the second stage of the optimization uses a pixelated source plane with the semilinear method to determine an optimal source. Regularization is handled by means of an iterative method and the generalized cross validation (GCV) and unbiased predictive risk estimator (UPRE) functions that are commonly used in standard image deconvolution problems. This approach simultaneously estimates the optimal regularization parameter and the number of degrees of freedom in the source. Using the GCV and UPRE functions, we are able to justify an estimation of the number of source degrees of freedom found in previous work. We test our approach by applying our code to a subset of the lens systems included in the SLACS survey.

Rogers, Adam; Fiege, Jason D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T-2N2 (Canada)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GA based energy loss minimization approach for optimal sizing & placement of distributed generation  

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Distributed Generators (DG) provide the lowest cost solution to handle low voltage or overload problems. In conjunction with such problems, a technique of energy saving is introduced by placement of distributed generation (DG) in distribution systems. ... Keywords: Distributed generation (DG), energy saving, genetic algorithms (GA), optimal sizing and placement

Deependra Singh; Devender Singh; K. S. Verma

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Method and system for SCR optimization  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and systems are provided for controlling SCR performance in a boiler. The boiler includes one or more generally cross sectional areas. Each cross sectional area can be characterized by one or more profiles of one or more conditions affecting SCR performance and be associated with one or more adjustable desired profiles of the one or more conditions during the operation of the boiler. The performance of the boiler can be characterized by boiler performance parameters. A system in accordance with one or more embodiments of the invention can include a controller input for receiving a performance goal for the boiler corresponding to at least one of the boiler performance parameters and for receiving data values corresponding to boiler control variables and to the boiler performance parameters. The boiler control variables include one or more current profiles of the one or more conditions. The system also includes a system model that relates one or more profiles of the one or more conditions in the boiler to the boiler performance parameters. The system also includes an indirect controller that determines one or more desired profiles of the one or more conditions to satisfy the performance goal for the boiler. The indirect controller uses the system model, the received data values and the received performance goal to determine the one or more desired profiles of the one or more conditions. The system model also includes a controller output that outputs the one or more desired profiles of the one or more conditions.

Lefebvre, Wesley Curt (Boston, MA); Kohn, Daniel W. (Cambridge, MA)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal design of a high-speed slotless permanent magnet synchronous generator with soft magnetic composite stator yoke and rectifier load  

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This paper presents a specific design methodology of a DC generation system using a high-speed slotless generator with surface-mounted magnets and soft magnetic composite (SMC) stator yoke connected to a rectifier. The method is based on an analytical ... Keywords: Eddy currents, High-speed generation system, Optimal design, Permanent magnet machine, Soft magnetic composite material

Ahmed Chebak; Philippe Viarouge; Jérôme Cros

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Robust mid-term power generation management  

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Feb 23, 2011 ... Robust mid-term power generation management. Vincent Guigues(vguigues *** at*** puc-rio.br) René Aid(rene.aid ***at*** edf.fr) Papa Momar ...

103

On Optimization of Reliability of Distributed Generation-Enhanced Feeders  

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Placement of protection devices in a conventionalfeeder (without distributed generation) is often performedso as to minimize traditional reliability indices (SAIDI,SAIFI, MAIFIe...), assuming the sole source(s) of energyat substation(s). Distributed ...

A. Pregelj; M. Begovic; A. Rohatgi; D. Novosel

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of distributed generation penetration based on particle filtering  

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Distributed generation is small scale power cogeneration within an integrated energy network, that provides system wide and environmental benefits. Network benefits include enhancements to reliability, reduction of peak power requirements, improved power ...

Nurcin Celik; Juan Pablo Sáenz; Xiaoran Shi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simple and versatile micro contact printing method for generating carbon nanotubes patterns on various substrates  

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We present an optimized process for generating at low cost, patterns of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on a large variety of substrates through a simple micro contact printing method. This method meets the requirements for the integration of CNTs into microdevices, ... Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, Flexible electronics, Micro-patterning, Soft-lithography, Spray-coating

A. BéDuer; F. Seichepine; E. Flahaut; C. Vieu

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simple Method for Generating Electromagnetic Oscillations  

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We propose a novel approach to the generation of electromagnetic oscillations by means of a low-frequency pumping of two coupled linear oscillators. A theory of such generation mechanism is proposed, and its feasibility is demonstrated by using coupled RLC oscillators. A comparison of the theoretical results and the experimental data is presented.

Vyacheslav Buts; Dmitriy Vavriv; Oleg Nechayev; Dmitriy Tarasov

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

107

A review of scenario generation methods  

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Stochastic programming models provide a powerful paradigm for decision making under uncertainty. In these models the uncertainties are captured by scenario generation and so are crucial to the quality of solutions obtained. Presently there do not exist ... Keywords: decision making, scenario generation, scenarios, stochastic optimisation, stochastic programming, uncertainty

Sovan Mitra; Nico Di Domenica

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

A code generation approach to optimizing high-performance distributed data stream processing  

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We present a code-generation-based optimization approach to bringing performance and scalability to distributed stream processing applications. We express stream processing applications using an operator-based, stream-centric language called SPADE, which ... Keywords: profile driven optimization, streaming systems

Bu?ra Gedik; Henrique Andrade; Kun-Lung Wu

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating optimal states for a homodyne Bell test  

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We present a protocol that produces a conditionally prepared state that can be used for a Bell test based on homodyne detection. Based on the results of Munro [PRA 1999], the state is near-optimal for Bell-inequality violations based on quadrature-phase homodyne measurements that use correlated photon-number states. The scheme utilizes the Gaussian entanglement distillation protocol of Eisert et. al. [Annals of Phys. 2004] and uses only beam splitters and photodetection to conditionally prepare a non-Gaussian state from a source of two-mode squeezed states with low squeezing parameter, permitting a loophole-free test of Bell inequalities.

Sonja Daffer; Peter L. Knight

2005-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for generating mechanical waves  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Mechanical waves are generated in a medium by subjecting an electromechanical element to an alternating electric field having a frequency which induces mechanical resonance therein and is below any electrical resonance frequency thereof.

Allensworth, D.L.; Chen, P.J.

1982-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivative-Free Optimization Proximal Point Methods Derivative-Free Proximal Point Conclusion Derivative-Free Optimization via Proximal  

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Derivative-Free Optimization Proximal Point Methods Derivative-Free Proximal Point Conclusion Derivative-Free Optimization via Proximal Point Methods Yves Lucet & Warren Hare July 24, 2013 1 / 26 #12;Derivative-Free Optimization Proximal Point Methods Derivative-Free Proximal Point Conclusion Outline 1

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Computational Research Challenges and Opportunities for the Optimization of Fossil Energy Power Generation System  

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Emerging fossil energy power generation systems must operate with unprecedented efficiency and near-zero emissions, while optimizing profitably amid cost fluctuations for raw materials, finished products, and energy. To help address these challenges, the fossil energy industry will have to rely increasingly on the use advanced computational tools for modeling and simulating complex process systems. In this paper, we present the computational research challenges and opportunities for the optimization of fossil energy power generation systems across the plant lifecycle from process synthesis and design to plant operations. We also look beyond the plant gates to discuss research challenges and opportunities for enterprise-wide optimization, including planning, scheduling, and supply chain technologies.

Zitney, S.E.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal study of distributed generation impact on electrical distribution networks using GA and generalized reduced gradient  

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This paper presents the effect of Distributed Generators (DG) existence in the electrical power distribution networks taking IEEE 14 and IEEE 30 bus test feeders as proposed systems. The analysis is done to examine the effect on the overall system losses ... Keywords: IEEE 14 bus system, IEEE 30 bus system and optimization, distributed generator (DG), generalized reduced gradient (GRG), genetic algorithms (GA)

Samuel Raafat Fahim; Walid Helmy; Hany M. Hasanien; M. A. L. Badr

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control in energy conversion of small wind power systems with permanent-magnet-synchronous-generators  

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This paper presents the results of experimental investigation of a low-power wind energy conversion system (WECS), based on a permanent-magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) connected directly to the turbine. A development system was built in order to ... Keywords: hardware-in-the-loop simulation, maximum power point tracking, optimal control, permanent-magnet synchronous generator, wind system

C. Vlad; I. Munteanu; A. I. Bratcu; E. Ceanga

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Monotonically convergent optimization in quantum control using Krotov's method  

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The non-linear optimization method developed by A. Konnov and V. Krotov [Autom. Remote Cont. (Engl. Transl.) 60, 1427 (1999)] has been used previously to extend the capabilities of optimal control theory from the linear to the non-linear Schroedinger equation [S. E. Sklarz and D. J. Tannor, Phys. Rev. A 66, 053619 (2002)]. Here we show that based on the Konnov-Krotov method, monotonically convergent algorithms are obtained for a large class of quantum control problems. It includes, in addition to nonlinear equations of motion, control problems that are characterized by non-unitary time evolution, nonlinear dependencies of the Hamiltonian on the control, time-dependent targets, and optimization functionals that depend to higher than second order on the time-evolving states. We furthermore show that the nonlinear (second order) contribution can be estimated either analytically or numerically, yielding readily applicable optimization algorithms. We demonstrate monotonic convergence for an optimization functional that is an eighth-degree polynomial in the states. For the ''standard'' quantum control problem of a convex final-time functional, linear equations of motion and linear dependency of the Hamiltonian on the field, the second-order contribution is not required for monotonic convergence but can be used to speed up convergence. We demonstrate this by comparing the performance of first- and second-order algorithms for two examples.

Reich, Daniel M.; Koch, Christiane P. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin (Germany); Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel (Germany); Ndong, Mamadou [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin (Germany)

2012-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on optimal control method of hybrid electric vehicles  

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Energy saving and environmental protection are the two main themes of today's auto industry development. The hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has become one of the most practical significant ways to solve energy and emission problems with good fuel economy ... Keywords: Hybrid electric vehicle, control strategy, energy efficiency, optimization method, system efficiency

Jing Lian, Hu Han, Linhui Li, Yafu Zhou, Jian Feng

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Radial Basis Function Method for Global Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce a method that aims to find the global minimum of a continuous nonconvex function on a compact subset of \\dRd. It is assumed that function evaluations are expensive and that no additional information is available. ... Keywords: Global optimization, P-algorithm, interpolation, radial basis functions

H.-M. Gutmann

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Optimal selection of robots by using distance based approach method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A deterministic quantitative model based on Distance Based Approach (DBA) method has been developed for evaluation, selection and ranking of robots, which is a concept hitherto not employed in selection problem of this kind. As a significant development ... Keywords: Distance based approach, Optimized selection, Ranking, Robots

Rishi Kumar; R. K. Garg

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical methods for optimal stochastic control in finance  

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In this thesis, we develop partial differential equation (PDE) based numerical methods to solve certain optimal stochastic control problems in finance. The value of a stochastic control problem is normally identical to the viscosity solution of a Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman ...

Zhuliang Chen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Powertrain Optimization for Plug-In Microgrid Power Generation Automated Modeling Laboratory Slide 1 of 28  

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Hybrid Powertrain Optimization for Plug-In Microgrid Power Generation Automated Modeling LaboratoryPlug--InIn MicrogridMicrogrid Power GenerationPower Generation Scott J. MouraScott J. Moura DongsukDongsuk KumKum Hosam Powertrain Optimization for Plug-In Microgrid Power Generation Automated Modeling Laboratory Slide 2 of 28

Krstic, Miroslav

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Digitally programmable signal generator and method  

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A digitally programmable waveform generator for generating completely arbitrary digital or analog waveforms from very low frequencies to frequencies in the gigasample per second range. A memory array with multiple parallel outputs is addressed; then the parallel output data is latched into buffer storage from which it is serially multiplexed out at a data rate many times faster than the access time of the memory array itself. While data is being multiplexed out serially, the memory array is accessed with the next required address and presents its data to the buffer storage before the serial multiplexing of the last group of data is completed, allowing this new data to then be latched into the buffer storage for smooth continuous serial data output. In a preferred implementation, a plurality of these serial data outputs are paralleled to form the input to a digital to analog converter, providing a programmable analog output.

Priatko, Gordon J. (Oakland, CA); Kaskey, Jeffrey A. (San Leandro, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma plume MHD power generator and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Highly-conducting plasma plumes are ejected across the interplanetary magnetic field from a situs that is moving relative to the solar wind, such as a spacecraft or an astral body, such as the moon, having no magnetosphere that excludes the solar wind. Discrete plasma plumes are generated by plasma guns at the situs extending in opposite directions to one another and at an angle, preferably orthogonal, to the magnetic field direction of the solar wind plasma. The opposed plumes are separately electrically connected to their source by a low impedance connection. The relative movement between the plasma plumes and the solar wind plasma creates a voltage drop across the plumes which is tapped by placing the desired electrical load between the electrical connections of the plumes to their sources. A portion of the energy produced may be used in generating the plasma plumes for sustained operation.

Hammer, James H. (Livermore, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

A simple method for generating rational triangles  

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In the early part of the paper, various geometrical formulas are derived. Then, at some point in the paper, the concept of a Pythagorean rational is introduced. A Pythagorean rational is a rational number which is the ratio of two integers which are the leglengths of a Pythagorean triangle. Using the idea of Pythagorean rationals, we generate two families of rational triangles. We define a rational triangle to be a triangle with rational sidelengths and area.

Konstantine Zelator

2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

124

Natural circulation steam generator model for optimal steam generator water level control  

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Several authors have cited the control of steam generator water level as an important problem in the operation of pressurized water reactor plants. In this paper problems associated with steam generator water level control are identified, and advantages of modern estimation and control theory in dealing with these problems are discussed. A new state variable steam generator model and preliminary verification results using data from the loss of fluid test (LOFT) plant are also presented.

Feeley, J.J.

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for using global optimization to the estimation of surface-consistent residual statics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An efficient method for generating residual statics corrections to compensate for surface-consistent static time shifts in stacked seismic traces. The method includes a step of framing the residual static corrections as a global optimization problem in a parameter space. The method also includes decoupling the global optimization problem involving all seismic traces into several one-dimensional problems. The method further utilizes a Stochastic Pijavskij Tunneling search to eliminate regions in the parameter space where a global minimum is unlikely to exist so that the global minimum may be quickly discovered. The method finds the residual statics corrections by maximizing the total stack power. The stack power is a measure of seismic energy transferred from energy sources to receivers.

Reister, David B. (Knoxville, TN); Barhen, Jacob (Oak Ridge, TN); Oblow, Edward M. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Placement and Sizing of Distributed Generator Units using Genetic Optimization  

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and electricity in the distribution grid. A group of DG units can form a virtual power plant, being centrally of distributed generation units in a residential distri- bution grid. Power losses are minimized while grid topology with pro- duction and residential load data based on measurements. Different scenarios

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Electrical motor/generator drive apparatus and method - Energy ...  

The present disclosure includes electrical motor/generator drive systems and methods that significantly reduce inverter direct-current (DC) bus ripple currents and ...

128

ELECTRICAL MOTOR/GENERATOR DRIVE APPARATUS AND METHOD - Energy ...  

The present disclosure includes electrical motor/generator drive systems and methods that significantly reduce inverter direct-current (DC) bus ripple ...

129

Functional Substitution Methods in Optimization for Bayesian Tomography  

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1 Bayesian tomographic reconstruction algorithms generally require the efficient optimization of a functional of many variables. In this setting as well as many other optimization tasks, functional substitution (FS) has been widely applied to simplify each step of the iterative process. The function to be minimized is replaced locally by an approximation having a more easily manipulated form, e.g. quadratic, but which maintains sufficient similarity to descend the true functional while computing only the substitute. In this paper, we provide two new applications of FS methods in iterative coordinate descent for Bayesian tomography. The first is a modification of our recently proposed coordinate descent algorithm with 1-D Newton-Raphson approximations to an alternative quadratic which allows convergence to be proven easily. In simulations we find essentially no difference in convergence speed between the two techniques. We also present a new algorithm which exploits the FS method to all...

Jun Zheng; Suhail Saquib; Ken Sauer; Charles Bouman

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

A Configurable B-spline Parameterization Method for Structural Optimization of Wing Boxes.  

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??This dissertation presents a synthesis of methods for structural optimization of aircraft wing boxes. The optimization problem considered herein is the minimization of structural weight… (more)

Yu, Alan Tao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Fossil fuel combined cycle power generation method  

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A method for converting fuel energy to electricity includes the steps of converting a higher molecular weight gas into at least one mixed gas stream of lower average molecular weight including at least a first lower molecular weight gas and a second gas, the first and second gases being different gases, wherein the first lower molecular weight gas comprises H.sub.2 and the second gas comprises CO. The mixed gas is supplied to at least one turbine to produce electricity. The mixed gas stream is divided after the turbine into a first gas stream mainly comprising H.sub.2 and a second gas stream mainly comprising CO. The first and second gas streams are then electrochemically oxidized in separate fuel cells to produce electricity. A nuclear reactor can be used to supply at least a portion of the heat the required for the chemical conversion process.

Labinov, Solomon D. (Knoxville, TN); Armstrong, Timothy R. (Clinton, TN); Judkins, Roddie R. (Knoxville, TN)

2008-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for Determining Optimal Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Packages  

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Method for Determining Method for Determining Optimal Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Packages B. Polly, M. Gestwick, M. Bianchi, R. Anderson, S. Horowitz, C. Christensen, and R. Judkoff National Renewable Energy Laboratory April 2011 ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process,

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An integrated passive islanding detection method for distributed generators  

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This study proposes a new islanding detection method for use of grid-interconnected distributed generators (DG). The method is based on two indices: the rate of change of frequency (ROCOF) and the rate of change of voltage (ROCOV). When a DG is grid-interconnected, ... Keywords: distributed generator, islanding detection, rate of change of frequency, rate of change of voltage

Wen-Yeau Chang; Hong-Tzer Yang

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Organ sample generator for expected treatment dose construction and adaptive inverse planning optimization  

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Purpose: To create an organ sample generator (OSG) for expected treatment dose construction and adaptive inverse planning optimization. The OSG generates random samples of organs of interest from a distribution obeying the patient specific organ variation probability density function (PDF) during the course of adaptive radiotherapy. Methods: Principle component analysis (PCA) and a time-varying least-squares regression (LSR) method were used on patient specific geometric variations of organs of interest manifested on multiple daily volumetric images obtained during the treatment course. The construction of the OSG includes the determination of eigenvectors of the organ variation using PCA, and the determination of the corresponding coefficients using time-varying LSR. The coefficients can be either random variables or random functions of the elapsed treatment days depending on the characteristics of organ variation as a stationary or a nonstationary random process. The LSR method with time-varying weighting parameters was applied to the precollected daily volumetric images to determine the function form of the coefficients. Eleven h and n cancer patients with 30 daily cone beam CT images each were included in the evaluation of the OSG. The evaluation was performed using a total of 18 organs of interest, including 15 organs at risk and 3 targets. Results: Geometric variations of organs of interest during h and n cancer radiotherapy can be represented using the first 3 {approx} 4 eigenvectors. These eigenvectors were variable during treatment, and need to be updated using new daily images obtained during the treatment course. The OSG generates random samples of organs of interest from the estimated organ variation PDF of the individual. The accuracy of the estimated PDF can be improved recursively using extra daily image feedback during the treatment course. The average deviations in the estimation of the mean and standard deviation of the organ variation PDF for h and n cancer radiotherapy were less than 2 and 1 mm, respectively, for most organs after the second week of treatment. After the first three weeks of treatment, the mean discrepancy of the dose estimation accuracy was within 1% for most of organs, the corresponding standard deviation was within 2.5% for parotids, the brain stem and the cochleae, and within 1% for other organs. Conclusions: A patient specific OSG is feasible and can be used to generate random samples of organs of interest for the expected treatment dose construction and adaptive inverse planning. The accuracy of the OSG can be improved continuously and recursively during the adaptive treatment course using daily volumetric image feedback.

Nie Xiaobo; Liang Jian; Yan Di [Department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of lithium target for epithermal neutrons generation B. Bayanov, V. Belov, V. Kindyukb  

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Optimization of lithium target for epithermal neutrons generation B. Bayanov, V. Belov, V. Kindyukb of the facility is lithium target, that produces neutrons via threshold 7 Li(p,n)7 Be reaction at 25 kW proton carrier flow and lithium layer temperature are shown. Calculation showed that the lithium target could run

Taskaev, Sergey Yur'evich

136

Real-time optical micro-manipulation using optimized holograms generated on the GPU  

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Holographic optical tweezers allow the three dimensional, dynamic, multipoint manipulation of micron sized dielectric objects. Exploiting the massive parallel architecture of modern GPUs we can generate highly optimized holograms at video frame rate allowing the interactive micro-manipulation of 3D structures.

S. Bianchi; R. Di Leonardo

2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

137

A composite P&O MPPT control with intelligent orthogonal particle swarm optimization for steepest gradient river current power generation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a demonstration system of steepest gradient river current (SGRC) power generation with energy storage system. A direct-drive permanent magnet synchronous generator with multiple poles is used to transfer the steepest gradient river ... Keywords: full-bridge DC/DC converter controller, maximum power point tracking (MPPT), orthogonal particle swarm optimization (OPSO), perturbation and observation (P&O) method, steepest gradient river current (SGRC) power generation

Jian-Long Kuo; Chun-Jae Chang

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Iterative optimizing quantization method for reconstructing three-dimensional images from a limited number of views  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A three-dimensional image reconstruction method comprises treating the object of interest as a group of elements with a size that is determined by the resolution of the projection data, e.g., as determined by the size of each pixel. One of the projections is used as a reference projection. A fictitious object is arbitrarily defined that is constrained by such reference projection. The method modifies the known structure of the fictitious object by comparing and optimizing its four projections to those of the unknown structure of the real object and continues to iterate until the optimization is limited by the residual sum of background noise. The method is composed of several sub-processes that acquire four projections from the real data and the fictitious object: generate an arbitrary distribution to define the fictitious object, optimize the four projections, generate a new distribution for the fictitious object, and enhance the reconstructed image. The sub-process for the acquisition of the four projections from the input real data is simply the function of acquiring the four projections from the data of the transmitted intensity. The transmitted intensity represents the density distribution, that is, the distribution of absorption coefficients through the object.

Lee, Heung-Rae (Dublin, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Optimization of a large steel truss structure used in civil engineering, by finite element method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the optimized version of a steel structure used in civil engineering obtained thru a process of structural optimization using Finite Element Method. The main advantage of this optimized structure is the cost which is 50% smaller then ... Keywords: Ansys, civil engineering, finite elements method, steel structure, structural optimization

Mihai Negru; Ivona Georgescu; Emil Albota

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

A variable voltage MPPT control method for photovoltaic generation system  

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To increase the output efficiency of a photovoltaic (PV) generation system it is important to have an efficient maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique. This paper describes the analysis, design and implementation of an efficient tracking method ... Keywords: maximum power point tracking (MPPT), photovoltaic generation system, pulse-width-modulation (PWM), solar energy, variable voltage

Liu Liqun; Wang Zhixin

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--An optimization model that incorporates demand in the paradigm of smart grids and distributed generation is  

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, Maximum expected demand in the optimization period Cost associated to energy generated by demand from1 Abstract--An optimization model that incorporates demand in the paradigm of smart grids and distributed generation is formulated. The objective is to transform the demand into an active agent that helps

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

142

Residential Energy Management system for optimization of on-site generation  

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Residential Energy Management system for optimization of on-site generation Residential Energy Management system for optimization of on-site generation with HVAC Speaker(s): Ram Narayanamurthy Date: October 29, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 As the individual movements towards Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) and the SmartGrid converge on residential buildings, three major challenges need to be addressed: Flatten the highly peaked electric load profile of low energy homes Provide easy integration of energy efficiency into existing homes Provide builders and consumers with visibility into building operation, and ease of management. A Home Energy Management System (HEMS) owned by the consumer, capable of two way communications with Utility DR/SmartGrid/AMI is required to resolve these challenges. The HEMS will need to increase energy efficiency of building operations, provide consumers feedback and

143

Optimizing Geographic Allotment of Photovoltaic Capacity in a Distributed Generation Setting: Preprint  

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A multi-objective optimization was performed to allocate 2MW of PV among four candidate sites on the island of Lanai such that energy was maximized and variability in the form of ramp rates was minimized. This resulted in an optimal solution set which provides a range of geographic allotment alternatives for the fixed PV capacity. Within the optimal set, a tradeoff between energy produced and variability experienced was found, whereby a decrease in variability always necessitates a simultaneous decrease in energy. A design point within the optimal set was selected for study which decreased extreme ramp rates by over 50% while only decreasing annual energy generation by 3% over the maximum generation allocation. To quantify the allotment mix selected, a metric was developed, called the ramp ratio, which compares ramping magnitude when all capacity is allotted to a single location to the aggregate ramping magnitude in a distributed scenario. The ramp ratio quantifies simultaneously how much smoothing a distributed scenario would experience over single site allotment and how much a single site is being under-utilized for its ability to reduce aggregate variability. This paper creates a framework for use by cities and municipal utilities to reduce variability impacts while planning for high penetration of PV on the distribution grid.

Urquhart, B.; Sengupta, M.; Keller, J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Gradient type optimization methods for electronic structure calculations  

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The density functional theory (DFT) in electronic structure calculations can be formulated as either a nonlinear eigenvalue or direct minimization problem. The most widely used approach for solving the former is the so-called self-consistent field (SCF) iteration. A common observation is that the convergence of SCF is not clear theoretically while approaches with convergence guarantee for solving the latter are often not competitive to SCF numerically. In this paper, we study gradient type methods for solving the direct minimization problem by constructing new iterations along the gradient on the Stiefel manifold. Global convergence (i.e., convergence to a stationary point from any initial solution) as well as local convergence rate follows from the standard theory for optimization on manifold directly. A major computational advantage is that the computation of linear eigenvalue problems is no longer needed. The main costs of our approaches arise from the assembling of the total energy functional and its grad...

Zhang, Xin; Wen, Zaiwen; Zhou, Aihui

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Model predictive control system and method for integrated gasification combined cycle power generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Control system and method for controlling an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant are provided. The system may include a controller coupled to a dynamic model of the plant to process a prediction of plant performance and determine a control strategy for the IGCC plant over a time horizon subject to plant constraints. The control strategy may include control functionality to meet a tracking objective and control functionality to meet an optimization objective. The control strategy may be configured to prioritize the tracking objective over the optimization objective based on a coordinate transformation, such as an orthogonal or quasi-orthogonal projection. A plurality of plant control knobs may be set in accordance with the control strategy to generate a sequence of coordinated multivariable control inputs to meet the tracking objective and the optimization objective subject to the prioritization resulting from the coordinate transformation.

Kumar, Aditya; Shi, Ruijie; Kumar, Rajeeva; Dokucu, Mustafa

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

146

Guided wave methods and apparatus for nonlinear frequency generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for the nonlinear generation of sum and difference frequencies of electromagnetic radiation propagating in a nonlinear material. A waveguide having a waveguide cavity contains the nonlinear material. Phase matching of the nonlinear generation is obtained by adjusting a waveguide propagation constant, the refractive index of the nonlinear material, or the waveguide mode in which the radiation propagates. Phase matching can be achieved even in isotropic nonlinear materials. A short-wavelength radiation source uses phase-matched nonlinear generation in a waveguide to produce high harmonics of a pulsed laser.

Durfee, III, Charles G. (Ann Arbor, MI); Rundquist, Andrew (Austin, TX); Kapteyn, Henry C. (Ann Arbor, MI); Murnane, Margaret M. (Ann Arbor, MI)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

An optimization-based approach to enforcing mass conservation in level set methods  

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This paper presents a new conservative level set method for numerical simulation of evolving interfaces. A PDE-constrained optimization problem is formulated and solved in an iterative fashion. The proposed optimal control procedure constrains the level ... Keywords: Evolving interfaces, Finite elements, Level set methods, Mass conservation, PDE-constrained optimization, Transport equations

Dmitri Kuzmin

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Design of a Lithium-ion Battery Pack for PHEV Using a Hybrid Optimization Method  

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Design of a Lithium-ion Battery Pack for PHEV Using a Hybrid Optimization Method Nansi Xue1 Abstract This paper outlines a method for optimizing the design of a lithium-ion battery pack for hy- brid, volume or material cost. Keywords: Lithium-ion, Optimization, Hybrid vehicle, Battery pack design

Papalambros, Panos

149

Optimal Generation Expansion Planning for Electric Utilities Using Decomposition and Probabilistic Simulation Techniques  

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Three related methods are presented for determining the least-cost generating capacity investments required to meet given future demands for electricity. The models are based on application of large-scale mathematical ...

Bloom, Jeremy A.

150

Optimization Online - The Empirical Behavior of Sampling Methods ...  

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Jan 7, 2002 ... Citation: Optimization Technical Report 02-01, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January, 2002. Revised ...

151

Optimization Online - An Accelerated Newton Method for Equations ...  

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Jun 9, 2006 ... Citation: Optimization Technical Report 06-02, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2006. Revised January 2007. Download: [PDF].

152

Optimization Methods for Disease Prevention and Epidemic Control  

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Sep 29, 2013 ... Abstract: This paper investigates problems of disease prevention and epidemic control (DPEC), in which we optimize two sets of decisions: (i) ...

153

A secant method for nonsmooth optimization 1 Introduction  

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[25] M.M. Makela and P. Neittaanmaki, Nonsmooth Optimization, World Scien- tific, Singapore, 1992. [26] R. Mifflin, Semismooth and semiconvex functions in ...

154

Optimization Online - Interior-point method for nonlinear ...  

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Feb 25, 2009 ... The algorithm was implemented in the interactive system for universal functional optimization UFO. Results of extensive numerical experiments ...

155

Optimization Online - Interior-Point Method for Nonlinear Nonconvex ...  

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Nov 20, 2002 ... The algorithm was implemented in the interactive system for universal functional optimization UFO. Results of extensive numerical experiments ...

156

Alternative methods of modeling wind generation using production costing models  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper examines the methods of incorporating wind generation in two production costing models: one is a load duration curve (LDC) based model and the other is a chronological-based model. These two models were used to evaluate the impacts of wind generation on two utility systems using actual collected wind data at two locations with high potential for wind generation. The results are sensitive to the selected wind data and the level of benefits of wind generation is sensitive to the load forecast. The total production cost over a year obtained by the chronological approach does not differ significantly from that of the LDC approach, though the chronological commitment of units is more realistic and more accurate. Chronological models provide the capability of answering important questions about wind resources which are difficult or impossible to address with LDC models.

Milligan, M.R. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Pang, C.K. [P Plus Corp., Cupertino, CA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

A new Fourier method for evaluating generation system reliability indices  

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A new, robust, and computationally efficient Fourier method for evaluating the loss of load probability and expected value of energy not served in a generation system is presented in this paper. An efficient algorithm is developed for computing the transformed probability density function of outages of all the generating units of the system. The fast Fourier transform algorithm is then used for transforming the load duration curve, and for inverse transformation of the product of the transformed outage function and the transformed load duration curve. As the method does not involve any approximation, it is expected to yield highly accurate results in all situations. Being a Fourier domain method, significant saving in computational effort results for systems with identical units. The application of the method is illustrated for a typical medium-sized system.

Mohan, P.; Balasubramanian, R.; Prakasa, K.S.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Reducing waste generation and radiation exposure by analytical method modification  

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The primary goal of an analytical support laboratory has traditionally been to provide accurate data in a timely and cost effective fashion. Added to this goal is now the need to provide the same high quality data while generating as little waste as possible. At the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC), we have modified and reengineered several methods to decrease generated waste and hence reduce radiation exposure. These method changes involved improving detection limits (which decreased the amount of sample required for analysis), decreasing reaction and analysis time, decreasing the size of experimental set-ups, recycling spent solvent and reagents, and replacing some methods. These changes had the additional benefits of reducing employee radiation exposure and exposure to hazardous chemicals. In all cases, the precision, accuracy, and detection limits were equal to or better than the replaced method. Most of the changes required little or no expenditure of funds. This paper describes these changes and discusses some of their applications.

Ekechukwu, A.A.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Sample Size Selection in Optimization Methods for Machine Learning  

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Oct 18, 2011 ... the paper to L1 regularized problems designed to produce sparse solutions. ... The optimization problems analyzed in this paper have their origin ...... A guideline in the choice of R is that the ..... Alternative strategies have been proposed that are fairly diverse in .... Variable-number sample-path optimization.

160

Abstract--A bi-objective optimization model of power and power changes generated by a wind turbine is discussed in this  

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for optimizing the power of the DFIG (Doubly Fed Induction Generator). Abdelli et al. [5] applied a multi

Kusiak, Andrew

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A Symplectic Method to Generate Multivariate Normal Distributions  

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The AMAS group at the Paul Scherrer Institute developed an object oriented library for high performance simulation of high intensity ion beam transport with space charge. Such particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations require a method to generate multivariate particle distributions as starting conditions. In a preceeding publications it has been shown that the generators of symplectic transformations in two dimensions are a subset of the real Dirac matrices (RDMs) and that few symplectic transformations are required to transform a quadratic Hamiltonian into diagonal form. Here we argue that the use of RDMs is well suited for the generation of multivariate normal distributions with arbitrary covariances. A direct and simple argument supporting this claim is that this is the "natural" way how such distributions are formed. The transport of charged particle beams may serve as an example: An uncorrelated gaussian distribution of particles starting at some initial position of the accelerator is subject to linear deformat...

Baumgarten, Christian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Seismic wave generation systems and methods for cased wells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vibration source (10) includes an armature bar (12) having a major length dimension, and a driver (20A) positioned about the armature bar. The driver (20A) is movably coupled to the armature bar (12), and includes an electromagnet (40). During operation the electromagnet (40) is activated such that the driver (20A) moves with respect to the armature bar (12) and a vibratory signal is generated in the armature bar. A described method for generating a vibratory signal in an object includes positioning the vibration source (10) in an opening of the object, coupling the armature bar (12) to a surface of the object within the opening, and activating the electromagnet (40) of the driver (20A) such that the driver moves with respect to the armature bar (12) and a vibratory signal is generated in the armature bar and the object.

Minto, James (Houston, TX); Sorrells, Martin H (Huffman, TX); Owen, Thomas E. (Helotes, TX); Schroeder, Edgar C. (San Antonio, TX)

2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

163

Object Library of Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization Problems: Benchmarking SQP and Nonlinear Interior Point Methods  

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The main purpose of this paper is to describe the design, implementation and possibilities of our object-oriented library of algorithms for dynamic optimization problems. We briefly present library classes for the formulation and manipulation of dynamic ... Keywords: Automatic Differentiation, Dynamic Optimization, Large-Scale Optimization, Nonlinear Interior-Point Methods, Object-Oriented Numerical Computations, Performance Data Analysis, Sequential Quadratic Programming

Jacek B?Aszczyk; Andrzej Karbowski; Krzysztof Malinowski

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

The optimization of the stocks within coal power stations using the dynamic programming method  

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The purpose of this paper is to devise an economic and mathematical model for forecasting and optimizing the need of coal, for determining the current stock size and optimizing the supply-storage costs within a coal-fired power plant. The conditions ... Keywords: continuous flow production, dynamic programming method, energetic resources, optimization of the safety stock, power plants, stock analysis

Rascolean Ilie; Isac Claudia; Dura Codruta

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A steganographic method based upon JPEG and particle swarm optimization algorithm  

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In this paper, a novel steganographic method, based on JPEG and Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm (PSO), is proposed. In order to improve the quality of stego-images, an optimal substitution matrix for transforming the secret messages is first derived ... Keywords: Information hiding, JPEG, Jpeg-Jsteg, Particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm, Steganography

Xiaoxia Li; Jianjun Wang

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Bundle Methods in Stochastic Optimal Power Management: A Disaggregated Approach Using Preconditioners  

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A specialized variant of bundle methods suitable for large-scale problems with separable objective is presented. The method is applied to the resolution of a stochastic unit-commitment problem solved by Lagrangian relaxation. The model includes hydro- ... Keywords: Lagrangian relaxation, bundle methods, optimization, preconditioning, stochastic optimization, unit-commitment problems

Léonard Bacaud; Claude Lemaréchal; Arnaud Renaud; Claudia Sagastizábal

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Alternative method of generation of Cerenkov radiation or shock wave  

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An alternative method of generation of Cerenkev radiation is proposed over here with the help of a rotating source and a reflector. The principle is that, if we focus a narrow beam of light on to source of light is rotated with certain angular velocity then the light spot on the surface will move with very high velocity which may exceed the velocity of light. As a consequence of this we shall observe an effect very similar to Cerknov radiation.

Amit Halder

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Hydrodynamic Optimization Method and Design Code for Stall-Regulated Hydrokinetic Turbine Rotors  

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This report describes the adaptation of a wind turbine performance code for use in the development of a general use design code and optimization method for stall-regulated horizontal-axis hydrokinetic turbine rotors. This rotor optimization code couples a modern genetic algorithm and blade-element momentum performance code in a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) that allows for rapid and intuitive design of optimal stall-regulated rotors. This optimization method calculates the optimal chord, twist, and hydrofoil distributions which maximize the hydrodynamic efficiency and ensure that the rotor produces an ideal power curve and avoids cavitation. Optimizing a rotor for maximum efficiency does not necessarily create a turbine with the lowest cost of energy, but maximizing the efficiency is an excellent criterion to use as a first pass in the design process. To test the capabilities of this optimization method, two conceptual rotors were designed which successfully met the design objectives.

Sale, D.; Jonkman, J.; Musial, W.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Optimal Design of Integration of Intelligent, Adaptive Solar (PV) Power Generator with Grid for Domestic Energy Management System  

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This paper introduces a novel system based on integration of solar power generator with grid for optimal utilization of energy by minimizing the power drawn from grid. A prototype grid integrated PV system comprising of PV module (2*75Wp), battery bank ... Keywords: Solar power Generator (SPG), Domestic Energy Management, Bi-directional Inverter, Photovoltaic(PV), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

S. N. Singh; Pooja Singh; Swati Kumari; Swati

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Optimal selection of on-site generation with combined heat andpower applications  

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While demand for electricity continues to grow, expansion of the traditional electricity supply system, or macrogrid, is constrained and is unlikely to keep pace with the growing thirst western economies have for electricity. Furthermore, no compelling case has been made that perpetual improvement in the overall power quality and reliability (PQR)delivered is technically possible or economically desirable. An alternative path to providing high PQR for sensitive loads would generate close to them in microgrids, such as the Consortium for Electricity Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid. Distributed generation would alleviate the pressure for endless improvement in macrogrid PQR and might allow the establishment of a sounder economically based level of universal grid service. Energy conversion from available fuels to electricity close to loads can also provide combined heat and power (CHP) opportunities that can significantly improve the economics of small-scale on-site power generation, especially in hot climates when the waste heat serves absorption cycle cooling equipment that displaces expensive on-peak electricity. An optimization model, the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), developed at Berkeley Lab identifies the energy bill minimizing combination of on-site generation and heat recovery equipment for sites, given their electricity and heat requirements, the tariffs they face, and a menu of available equipment. DER-CAM is used to conduct a systemic energy analysis of a southern California naval base building and demonstrates atypical current economic on-site power opportunity. Results achieve cost reductions of about 15 percent with DER, depending on the tariff.Furthermore, almost all of the energy is provided on-site, indicating that modest cost savings can be achieved when the microgrid is free to select distributed generation and heat recovery equipment in order to minimize its over all costs.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen; HamachiLaCommare, Kristina

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

171

A new asynchronous parallel global optimization method based on simulated annealing and differential evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new asynchronous parallel global optimization method and its application to the automated device sizing in analog integrated circuit (IC) design. The method is based on the simulated annealing algorithm (SA), but incorporates features ... Keywords: Analog integrated circuit design, Differential evolution, Parallel global optimization, Simulated annealing

Jernej Olenšek; Tadej Tuma; Janez Puhan; Árpád Brmen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Constructal method to optimize solar thermochemical reactor design  

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The objective of this study is the geometrical optimization of a thermochemical reactor, which works simultaneously as solar collector and reactor. The heat (concentrated solar radiation) is supplied on a small peripheral surface and has to be dispersed in the entire reactive volume in order to activate the reaction all over the material. A similarity between this study and the point to volume problem analyzed by the constructal approach (Bejan, 2000) is evident. This approach was successfully applied to several domains, for example for the coupled mass and conductive heat transfer (Azoumah et al., 2004). Focusing on solar reactors, this work aims to apply constructal analysis to coupled conductive and radiative heat transfer. As a first step, the chemical reaction is represented by a uniform heat sink inside the material. The objective is to optimize the reactor geometry in order to maximize its efficiency. By using some hypothesis, a simplified solution is found. A parametric study provides the influence of different technical and operating parameters on the maximal efficiency and on the optimal shape. Different reactor designs (filled cylinder, cavity and honeycomb reactors) are compared, in order to determine the most efficient structure according to the operating conditions. Finally, these results are compared with a CFD model in order to validate the assumptions. (author)

Tescari, S.; Mazet, N. [PROMES-CNRS, Rambla de la Thermodynamique, Tecnosud, 66100 Perpignan (France); Neveu, P. [PROMES-CNRS, Rambla de la Thermodynamique, Tecnosud, 66100 Perpignan (France); Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia, 52 Avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan (France)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

173

System and method for generating motion corrected tomographic images  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and related system for generating motion corrected tomographic images includes the steps of illuminating a region of interest (ROI) to be imaged being part of an unrestrained live subject and having at least three spaced apart optical markers thereon. Simultaneous images are acquired from a first and a second camera of the markers from different angles. Motion data comprising 3D position and orientation of the markers relative to an initial reference position is then calculated. Motion corrected tomographic data obtained from the ROI using the motion data is then obtained, where motion corrected tomographic images obtained therefrom.

Gleason, Shaun S. (Knoxville, TN); Goddard, Jr., James S. (Knoxville, TN)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Method and apparatus for automated, modular, biomass power generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and apparatus for generating a low tar, renewable fuel gas from biomass and using it in other energy conversion devices, many of which were designed for use with gaseous and liquid fossil fuels. An automated, downdraft gasifier incorporates extensive air injection into the char bed to maintain the conditions that promote the destruction of residual tars. The resulting fuel gas and entrained char and ash are cooled in a special heat exchanger, and then continuously cleaned in a filter prior to usage in standalone as well as networked power systems.

Diebold, James P; Lilley, Arthur; Browne, III, Kingsbury; Walt, Robb Ray; Duncan, Dustin; Walker, Michael; Steele, John; Fields, Michael; Smith, Trevor

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

175

Method and apparatus for automated, modular, biomass power generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and apparatus for generating a low tar, renewable fuel gas from biomass and using it in other energy conversion devices, many of which were designed for use with gaseous and liquid fossil fuels. An automated, downdraft gasifier incorporates extensive air injection into the char bed to maintain the conditions that promote the destruction of residual tars. The resulting fuel gas and entrained char and ash are cooled in a special heat exchanger, and then continuously cleaned in a filter prior to usage in standalone as well as networked power systems.

Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Lilley, Arthur (Finleyville, PA); Browne, Kingsbury III (Golden, CO); Walt, Robb Ray (Aurora, CO); Duncan, Dustin (Littleton, CO); Walker, Michael (Longmont, CO); Steele, John (Aurora, CO); Fields, Michael (Arvada, CO); Smith, Trevor (Lakewood, CO)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

176

Variational Optimization Method for Calculation of Cloud Drop Growth in an Eulerian Drop-Size Framework  

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A variational optimization (VO) method that requires specification of only one variable in each bin size for condensation and evaporation calculations in an Eulerian drop-size framework is proposed. The method is tested against the exact solution ...

Qingfu Liu; Yefim L. Kogan; Douglas K. Lilly; Marat P. Khairoutdinov

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Towards the full information chain theory: solution methods for optimal information acquisition problem  

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When additional information sources are available in decision making problems that allow stochastic optimization formulations, an important question is how to optimally use the information the sources are capable of providing. A framework that relates information accuracy determined by the source's knowledge structure to its relevance determined by the problem being solved was proposed in a companion paper. There, the problem of optimal information acquisition was formulated as that of minimization of the expected loss of the solution subject to constraints dictated by the information source knowledge structure and depth. Approximate solution methods for this problem are developed making use of probability metrics method and its application for scenario reduction in stochastic optimization.

Perevalov, Eugene

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Next Generation Nuclear Plant Methods Technical Program Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the great challenges of designing and licensing the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) is to confirm that the intended VHTR analysis tools can be used confidently to make decisions and to assure all that the reactor systems are safe and meet the performance objectives of the Generation IV Program. The research and development (R&D) projects defined in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Design Methods Development and Validation Program will ensure that the tools used to perform the required calculations and analyses can be trusted. The Methods R&D tasks are designed to ensure that the calculational envelope of the tools used to analyze the VHTR reactor systems encompasses, or is larger than, the operational and transient envelope of the VHTR itself. The Methods R&D focuses on the development of tools to assess the neutronic and thermal fluid behavior of the plant. The fuel behavior and fission product transport models are discussed in the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) program plan. Various stress analysis and mechanical design tools will also need to be developed and validated and will ultimately also be included in the Methods R&D Program Plan. The calculational envelope of the neutronics and thermal-fluids software tools intended to be used on the NGNP is defined by the scenarios and phenomena that these tools can calculate with confidence. The software tools can only be used confidently when the results they produce have been shown to be in reasonable agreement with first-principle results, thought-problems, and data that describe the “highly ranked” phenomena inherent in all operational conditions and important accident scenarios for the VHTR.

Richard R. Schultz; Abderrafi M. Ougouag; David W. Nigg; Hans D. Gougar; Richard W. Johnson; William K. Terry; Chang H. Oh; Donald W. McEligot; Gary W. Johnsen; Glenn E. McCreery; Woo Y. Yoon; James W. Sterbentz; J. Steve Herring; Temitope A. Taiwo; Thomas Y. C. Wei; William D. Pointer; Won S. Yang; Michael T. Farmer; Hussein S. Khalil; Madeline A. Feltus

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Next Generation Nuclear Plant Methods Technical Program Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the great challenges of designing and licensing the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) is to confirm that the intended VHTR analysis tools can be used confidently to make decisions and to assure all that the reactor systems are safe and meet the performance objectives of the Generation IV Program. The research and development (R&D) projects defined in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Design Methods Development and Validation Program will ensure that the tools used to perform the required calculations and analyses can be trusted. The Methods R&D tasks are designed to ensure that the calculational envelope of the tools used to analyze the VHTR reactor systems encompasses, or is larger than, the operational and transient envelope of the VHTR itself. The Methods R&D focuses on the development of tools to assess the neutronic and thermal fluid behavior of the plant. The fuel behavior and fission product transport models are discussed in the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) program plan. Various stress analysis and mechanical design tools will also need to be developed and validated and will ultimately also be included in the Methods R&D Program Plan. The calculational envelope of the neutronics and thermal-fluids software tools intended to be used on the NGNP is defined by the scenarios and phenomena that these tools can calculate with confidence. The software tools can only be used confidently when the results they produce have been shown to be in reasonable agreement with first-principle results, thought-problems, and data that describe the “highly ranked” phenomena inherent in all operational conditions and important accident scenarios for the VHTR.

Richard R. Schultz; Abderrafi M. Ougouag; David W. Nigg; Hans D. Gougar; Richard W. Johnson; William K. Terry; Chang H. Oh; Donald W. McEligot; Gary W. Johnsen; Glenn E. McCreery; Woo Y. Yoon; James W. Sterbentz; J. Steve Herring; Temitope A. Taiwo; Thomas Y. C. Wei; William D. Pointer; Won S. Yang; Michael T. Farmer; Hussein S. Khalil; Madeline A. Feltus

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Next Generation Nuclear Plant Methods Technical Program Plan -- PLN-2498  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the great challenges of designing and licensing the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) is to confirm that the intended VHTR analysis tools can be used confidently to make decisions and to assure all that the reactor systems are safe and meet the performance objectives of the Generation IV Program. The research and development (R&D) projects defined in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Design Methods Development and Validation Program will ensure that the tools used to perform the required calculations and analyses can be trusted. The Methods R&D tasks are designed to ensure that the calculational envelope of the tools used to analyze the VHTR reactor systems encompasses, or is larger than, the operational and transient envelope of the VHTR itself. The Methods R&D focuses on the development of tools to assess the neutronic and thermal fluid behavior of the plant. The fuel behavior and fission product transport models are discussed in the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) program plan. Various stress analysis and mechanical design tools will also need to be developed and validated and will ultimately also be included in the Methods R&D Program Plan. The calculational envelope of the neutronics and thermal-fluids software tools intended to be used on the NGNP is defined by the scenarios and phenomena that these tools can calculate with confidence. The software tools can only be used confidently when the results they produce have been shown to be in reasonable agreement with first-principle results, thought-problems, and data that describe the “highly ranked” phenomena inherent in all operational conditions and important accident scenarios for the VHTR.

Richard R. Schultz; Abderrafi M. Ougouag; David W. Nigg; Hans D. Gougar; Richard W. Johnson; William K. Terry; Chang H. Oh; Donald W. McEligot; Gary W. Johnsen; Glenn E. McCreery; Woo Y. Yoon; James W. Sterbentz; J. Steve Herring; Temitope A. Taiwo; Thomas Y. C. Wei; William D. Pointer; Won S. Yang; Michael T. Farmer; Hussein S. Khalil; Madeline A. Feltus

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal utilization of field generated analytical data for site characterization and remedial decision making. Master's thesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study developed data quality standards for assessing environmental analytical data quality and its use in remedial decision making, specifically in risk assessment calculations. The primary purpose was to increase the use of field generated data in environmental site investigations versus the continued reliance on costly and time consuming EPA Contract Lab Program data. Increased reliance on field lab data could significantly reduce remedial investigation costs. The standards developed are based on regulatory criteria for data useability, achievable quality in a CLP lab setting, and basic statistical methods. The standards were applied to sets of Volatile Organic Compound data in water and soil matrices from CLP generated data from one Installation Restoration Program site and field lab generated data from another site. The CLP data failed the test for data useability based on the standards as established where the field generated data performed much better but also had its specific failures. The results of the test of the standards on actual data sets indicate that the standards may be more stringent than necessary. Also seen in the results is a strong performance of field labs in generating data of acceptable quality.

Lester, R.J.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Method of generating electricity using an endothermic coal gasifier and MHD generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system and method of generating electrical power wherein a mixture of carbonaceous material and water is heated to initiate and sustain the endothermic reaction of carbon and water thereby providing a gasified stream containing carbon monoxide, hydrogen and nitrogen and waste streams of hydrogen sulfide and ash. The gasified stream and an ionizing seed material and pressurized air from a preheater go to a burner for producing ionized combustion gases having a temperature of about 5000.degree. to about 6000.degree. F. which are accelerated to a velocity of about 1000 meters per second and passed through an MHD generator to generate DC power and thereafter through a diffuser to reduce the velocity. The gases from the diffuser go to an afterburner and from there in heat exchange relationship with the gasifier to provide heat to sustain the endothermic reaction of carbon and water and with the preheater to preheat the air prior to combustion with the gasified stream. Energy from the afterburner can also be used to energize other parts of the system.

Marchant, David D. (Richland, WA); Lytle, John M. (Richland, WA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Optimization Online Digest -- June 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimization Online Digest — June 2012. Applications — OR and ... A new warmstarting strategy for the primal-dual column generation method. Jacek Gondzio ...

184

Combined Penalty Multiplier Optimization Methods to Enforce Integral Invariants Conservation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An augmented Lagrangian multiplier-penalty method is applied for the first time to solving the problem of enforcing simultaneous conservation of the nonlinear integral invariants of the shallow water equations on a limited-area domain. The method ...

I. M. Navon; R. de Villiers

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Optimal selection of on-site generation with combined heat and power applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ios in which distributed generation and heat recovery486-7976 Keywords: distributed generation; combined heat andCERTS) Microgrid. Distributed generation would alleviate the

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen; Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Optimal selection of on-site generation with combined heat and power applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the burning of natural gas for on-site power generation andnatural gas absorption chiller GenL i , m , t , h , u Generated power by distributed generation

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen; Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Scalable methods for representing, characterizing, and generating large graphs.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Goal - design methods to characterize and identify a low dimensional representation of graphs. Impact - enabling predictive simulation; monitoring dynamics on graphs; and sampling and recovering network structure from limited observations. Areas to explore are: (1) Enabling technologies - develop novel algorithms and tailor existing ones for complex networks; (2) Modeling and generation - Identify the right parameters for graph representation and develop algorithms to compute these parameters and generate graphs from these parameters; and (3) Comparison - Given two graphs how do we tell they are similar? Some conclusions are: (1) A bad metric can make anything look good; (2) A metric that is based an edge-by edge prediction will suffer from the skewed distribution of present and absent edges; (3) The dominant signal is the sparsity, edges only add a noise on top of the signal, the real signal, structure of the graph is often lost behind the dominant signal; and (4) Proposed alternative: comparison based on carefully chosen set of features, it is more efficient, sensitive to selection of features, finding independent set of features is an important area, and keep an eye on us for some important results.

Grace, Matthew D.; Dunlavy, Daniel M. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Ray, Jaideep; Pinar, Ali; Hendrickson, Bruce Alan (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Phillips, Cynthia Ann (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Kolda, Tamara Gibson

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

A new method to generate dust with astrophysical properties  

SciTech Connect

In interstellar and interplanetary space, the size distribution and composition of dust grains play an important role. For example, dust grains determine optical and ultraviolet extinction levels in astronomical observations, dominate the cooling rate of our Galaxy, and sets the thermal balance and radiative cooling rates in molecular clouds, which are the birth place of stars. Dust grains are also a source of damage and failure to space hardware and thus present a hazard to space flight. To model the size distribution and composition of dust grains, and their effect in the above scenarios, it is vital to understand the mechanism of dust-shock interaction. We demonstrate a new experiment which employs a laser to subject dust grains to pressure spikes similar to those of colliding astrophysical dust, and which accelerates the grains to astrophysical velocities. The new method generates much larger data sets than earlier methods; we show how large quantities (thousands) of grains are accelerated at once, rather than accelerating individual grains, as is the case of earlier methods using electric fields.

Hansen, J F; van Breugel, W; Bringa, E M; Graham, G A; Remington, B A; Taylor, E A; Tielens, A G

2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

189

Ant colony decision trees: a new method for constructing decision trees based on ant colony optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we would like to propose a new method for constructing decision trees based on Ant Colony Optimization (ACO). The ACO is a metaheuristic inspired by the behavior of real ants, where they search for optimal solutions by considering both ...

Urszula Boryczka; Jan Kozak

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Taguchi Method-GONNS integration: Complete procedure covering from experimental design to complex optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Determination of the optimal operating conditions from the experimental data without fitting any analytical or empirical models is very convenient for manufacturing applications. In this paper, integration of Taguchi Method and Genetically Optimized ... Keywords: Cutting forces and surface roughness, GONNS, Genetic algorithm, Neural network, Surface milling, Taguchi technique, Titanium alloy

I. N. Tansel; S. Gülmez; M. Demetgul; ?. Aykut

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Optimization Online - A General Heuristic Method for Joint Chance ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Aug 21, 2007 ... A General Heuristic Method for Joint Chance-Constrained Stochastic Programs with Discretely Distributed Parameters. Matthew W. Tanner ...

192

Parallel Coordinate Descent Methods for Big Data Optimization ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 4, 2012 ... This often drastically reduces memory requirements as well as the ... does parallelization of a coordinate descent method lead to acceleration?

193

Optimization Online - The Reduced Density Matrix Method for ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Oct 16, 2003 ... The Reduced Density Matrix Method for Electronic Structure Calculations ... Calculations of the ground state energy and the dipole moment are ...

194

Thermoelectric generator cooling system and method of control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is provided that includes a thermoelectric generator and an exhaust gas system operatively connected to the thermoelectric generator to heat a portion of the thermoelectric generator with exhaust gas flow through the thermoelectric generator. A coolant system is operatively connected to the thermoelectric generator to cool another portion of the thermoelectric generator with coolant flow through the thermoelectric generator. At least one valve is controllable to cause the coolant flow through the thermoelectric generator in a direction that opposes a direction of the exhaust gas flow under a first set of operating conditions and to cause the coolant flow through the thermoelectric generator in the direction of exhaust gas flow under a second set of operating conditions.

Prior, Gregory P; Meisner, Gregory P; Glassford, Daniel B

2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

195

Decentralized optimal neuro-controllers for generation and transmission devices in an electric power network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the dual heuristic programming (DHP) optimization algorithm is applied for the design of two LOCAL nonlinear optimal neuro-controllers on a practical multi-machine power system. One neuro-controller is designed to replace the conventional ... Keywords: Decentralized control, Dual heuristic programming, Optimal neuro-controller, Power network, Series capacitive reactance compensator

Jung-Wook Park; Ronald G. Harley; Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Methods and apparatus for cooling wind turbine generators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wind turbine generator includes a stator having a core and a plurality of stator windings circumferentially spaced about a generator longitudinal axis. A rotor is rotatable about the generator longitudinal axis, and the rotor includes a plurality of magnetic elements coupled to the rotor and cooperating with the stator windings. The magnetic elements are configured to generate a magnetic field and the stator windings are configured to interact with the magnetic field to generate a voltage in the stator windings. A heat pipe assembly thermally engaging one of the stator and the rotor to dissipate heat generated in the stator or rotor.

Salamah, Samir A. (Niskayuna, NY); Gadre, Aniruddha Dattatraya (Rexford, NY); Garg, Jivtesh (Schenectady, NY); Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumaran (Niskayuna, NY); Jansen, Patrick Lee (Alplaus, NY); Carl, Jr., Ralph James (Clifton Park, NY)

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

197

Compaction Scale Up and Optimization of Cylindrical Fuel Compacts for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiple process approaches have been used historically to manufacture cylindrical nuclear fuel compacts. Scale-up of fuel compacting was required for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project to achieve an economically viable automated production process capable of providing a minimum of 10 compacts/minute with high production yields. In addition, the scale-up effort was required to achieve matrix density equivalent to baseline historical production processes, and allow compacting at fuel packing fractions up to 46% by volume. The scale-up approach of jet milling, fluid-bed overcoating, and hot-press compacting adopted in the U.S. Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development Program involves significant paradigm shifts to capitalize on distinct advantages in simplicity, yield, and elimination of mixed waste. A series of designed experiments have been completed to optimize compaction conditions of time, temperature, and forming pressure using natural uranium oxycarbide (NUCO) fuel. Results from these experiments are included. The scale-up effort is nearing completion with the process installed and operational using nuclear fuel materials. The process is being certified for manufacture of qualification test fuel compacts for the AGR-5/6/7 experiment at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Jeffrey J. Einerson; Jeffrey A. Phillips; Eric L. Shaber; Scott E. Niedzialek; W. Clay Richardson; Scott G. Nagley

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Optimization Online - Conjugate gradient methods based on secant ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sep 28, 2011 ... fukushima-nct.ac.jp) H Yabe(yabe ***at*** rs.kagu.tus.ac.jp). Abstract: Conjugate gradient methods have been paid attention to, because they ...

199

Method of generating hydrogen by catalytic decomposition of water  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A method for producing hydrogen includes providing a feed stream comprising water; contacting at least one proton conducting membrane adapted to interact with the feed stream; splitting the water into hydrogen and oxygen at a predetermined temperature; and separating the hydrogen from the oxygen. Preferably the proton conducting membrane comprises a proton conductor and a second phase material. Preferable proton conductors suitable for use in a proton conducting membrane include a lanthanide element, a Group VIA element and a Group IA or Group IIA element such as barium, strontium, or combinations of these elements. More preferred proton conductors include yttrium. Preferable second phase materials include platinum, palladium, nickel, cobalt, chromium, manganese, vanadium, silver, gold, copper, rhodium, ruthenium, niobium, zirconium, tantalum, and combinations of these. More preferably second phase materials suitable for use in a proton conducting membrane include nickel, palladium, and combinations of these. The method for generating hydrogen is preferably preformed in the range between about 600.degree. C. and 1,700.degree. C.

Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL); Dorris, Stephen E. (LaGrange Park, IL); Bose, Arun C. (Pittsburgh, PA); Stiegel, Gary J. (Library, PA); Lee, Tae-Hyun (Naperville, IL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Beyond parallax barriers: applying formal optimization methods to multilayer automultiscopic displays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper focuses on resolving long-standing limitations of parallax barriers by applying formal optimization methods. We consider two generalizations of conventional parallax barriers. First, we consider general two-layer ...

Lanman, Douglas

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Sparse Models and Methods for Optimal Instruments with an Application to Eminent Domain  

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We develop results for the use of LASSO and Post-LASSO methods to form first-stage predictions and estimate optimal instruments in linear instrumental variables (IV) models with many instruments, p, that apply even when p ...

Belloni, Alexandre

2011-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

202

Optimal Thresholds for the Estimation of Area Rain-Rate Moments by the Threshold Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Optimization of the threshold method, achieved by determination of the threshold that maximizes the correlation between an area-average rain-rate moment and the area coverage of rain rates exceeding the threshold, is demonstrated empirically and ...

David A. Short; Kunio Shimizu; Benjamin Kedem

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Theoretical And Computational Comparison Of Multiobjective Optimization Methods Nimbus And Rd  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many real-world optimization applications include several conflicting objectives of possible nondifferentiable character. However, the lack of efficient, interactive methods for nondifferentiable multiobjective optimization problems is apparent. To satisfy this demand, a method called NIMBUS was developed. Two versions of the basic method are presented and compared both theoretically and computationally. In order to give variety to the comparison, a related approach, called reference direction method is included. Theoretically, the methods differ in handling the information requested from the user. Numerical experiments indicate differences in computational efficiency and controllability of the solution processes.

Marko M. Makela; Marko M. Mäkelä; Kaisa Miettinen; Kaisa Miettinen; Marko M. M Akel A

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

A primal-dual splitting method for convex optimization involving ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 16, 2011 ... and the variables may live in very high-dimensional spaces. The first-order prox- ... In this work, we propose a new proximal splitting method for the generic template ..... obtained along this line of research remain to be studied.

205

Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for efficiently operating a Rankine cycle power plant (10) to maximize fuel utilization efficiency or energy conversion efficiency or minimize costs by selecting a turbine (22) fluid inlet state which is substantially in the area adjacent and including the transposed critical temperature line (46).

Pope, William L. (Walnut Creek, CA); Pines, Howard S. (El Cerrito, CA); Doyle, Padraic A. (Oakland, CA); Silvester, Lenard F. (Richmond, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

survey of trust-region derivative free optimization methods  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DFO algorithms are the direct search or pattern search methods which are based on the .... as poised by choosing the points which ARE to leave or to enter Y so that this bound is reduced .... be very expensive in terms of function evaluations.

207

Cutting-Set Methods for Robust Convex Optimization with ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?The authors are with the Information Systems Lab, Electrical Engineering ... The parameter u is used to model uncertainty or variation in problem data .... without any known distribution, and we choose a design whose worst-case ..... search methods such as simulated annealing [70], evaluating f(x, u) over a grid on U [71,

208

System and method for generating a relationship network  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer-implemented system and process for generating a relationship network is disclosed. The system provides a set of data items to be related and generates variable length data vectors to represent the relationships between the terms within each data item. The system can be used to generate a relationship network for documents, images, or any other type of file. This relationship network can then be queried to discover the relationships between terms within the set of data items.

Franks, Kasian (Kensington, CA); Myers, Cornelia A. (St. Louis, MO); Podowski, Raf M. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

2011-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

209

A variational level set method for the topology optimization of steady-state Navier-Stokes flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The smoothness of topological interfaces often largely affects the fluid optimization and sometimes makes the density-based approaches, though well established in structural designs, inadequate. This paper presents a level-set method for topology optimization ... Keywords: Level set method, Maximum permeability, Minimum energy dissipation, Navier-Stokes flow, Topology optimization, Variational method

Shiwei Zhou; Qing Li

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Method of optimizing the conductivity of a propped fractured formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This patent describes a method of reducing viscosity of a fracturing fluid containing proppant, a polymer, a delayed breaker and a nondelayed breaker, it comprises: introducing the fracturing fluid into a subterranean formation to form at least one fracture; depositing the proppant and the polymer in the fracture; determining an after closure polymer viscosity of the deposited polymer in the fracture; selecting a proppant pack permeability in the fracture; calculating an amount of breaker necessary to reduce the after closure viscosity of the deposited polymer to attain the selected permeability of; determining a minimum viscosity of the fracturing fluid which maintains the proppant in suspension in the fluid during pumping in the fracture; and introducing an effective amount of delayed breaker and nondelayed breaker into the fracturing fluid to attain the selected proppant pack permeability while maintaining the minimum viscosity to maintain the proppant in suspension in the fluid during pumping in the fracture.

Brannon, H.D.; Gulbis, J.; King, M.T.; Hawkins, G.W.

1992-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

211

An automatic method for generating affine moment invariants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Affine moment invariants are important if one wants to recognize the surface of a plane in three dimensions when the orientation of the plane is not known beforehand and only two-dimensional information is available. The notion of generating function ... Keywords: Affine invariant, Affine transformation, Generating invariants, Pattern recognition

Jin Liu; Deren Li; Wenbing Tao; Li Yan

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Apparatus and method for generating partially coherent illumination for photolithography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates an apparatus and method for creating a bright, uniform source of partially coherent radiation for illuminating a pattern, in order to replicate an image of said pattern with a high degree of acuity. The present invention introduces a novel scatter plate into the optical path of source light used for illuminating a replicated object. The scatter plate has been designed to interrupt a focused, incoming light beam by introducing between about 8 to 24 diffraction zones blazed onto the surface of the scatter plate which intercept the light and redirect it to a like number of different positions in the condenser entrance pupil each of which is determined by the relative orientation and the spatial frequency of the diffraction grating in each of the several zones. Light falling onto the scatter plate, therefore, generates a plurality of unphased sources of illumination as seen by the back half of the optical system. The system includes a high brightness source, such as a laser, creating light which is taken up by a beam forming optic which focuses the incoming light into a condenser which in turn, focuses light into a field lens creating Kohler illumination image of the source in a camera entrance pupil. The light passing through the field lens illuminates a mask which interrupts the source light as either a positive or negative image of the object to be replicated. Light passing by the mask is focused into the entrance pupil of the lithographic camera creating an image of the mask onto a receptive media. 7 figs.

Sweatt, W.C.

1999-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

213

Apparatus and method for generating partially coherent illumination for photolithography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates an apparatus and method for creating a bright, uniform source of partially coherent radiation for illuminating a pattern, in order to replicate an image of said pattern with a high degree of acuity. The present invention introduces a novel scatter plate into the optical path of source light used for illuminating a replicated object. The scatter plate has been designed to interrupt a focused, incoming light beam by introducing between about 8 to 24 diffraction zones blazed onto the surface of the scatter plate which intercept the light and redirect it to a like number of different positions in the condenser entrance pupil each of which is determined by the relative orientation and the spatial frequency of the diffraction grating in each of the several zones. Light falling onto the scatter plate, therefore, generates a plurality of unphased sources of illumination as seen by the back half of the optical system. The system includes a high brightness source, such as a laser, creating light which is taken up by a beam forming optic which focuses the incoming light into a condenser which in turn, focuses light into a field lens creating Kohler illumination image of the source in a camera entrance pupil. The light passing through the field lens illuminates a mask which interrupts the source light as either a positive or negative image of the object to be replicated. Light passing by the mask is focused into the entrance pupil of the lithographic camera creating an image of the mask onto a receptive media.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Optimization Online - A cutting surface algorithm for semi-infinite ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 14, 2013 ... The combination of this distribution optimization method and the cutting ... column generation, cutting surface methods, cutting plane methods, ...

215

Robot path generation method for a welding system based on pseudo stereo visual servo control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A path generation method for robot-based welding systems is proposed. The method that is a modification of the method "teaching by showing" is supported by the recently developed pseudo stereovision system (PSVS). A path is generated by means of the ... Keywords: calibration, complex image, path generation, pseudo stereovision system, robotic application humanPT, target-object

Theodore P. Pachidis; Kostas N. Tarchanidis; John N. Lygouras; Philippos G. Tsalides

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Method and apparatus for generating low energy nuclear particles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A particle accelerator (12) generates an input particle beam having an initial energy level above a threshold for generating secondary nuclear particles. A thin target (14) is rotated in the path of the input beam for undergoing nuclear reactions to generate the secondary particles and correspondingly decrease energy of the input beam to about the threshold. The target (14) produces low energy secondary particles and is effectively cooled by radiation and conduction. A neutron scatterer (44) and a neutron filter (42) are also used for preferentially degrading the secondary particles into a lower energy range if desired.

Powell, James R. (Shoreham, NY); Reich, Morris (Flushing, NY); Ludewig, Hans (Brookhaven, NY); Todosow, Michael (Miller Place, NY)

1999-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

217

Method and apparatus for generating low energy nuclear particles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A particle accelerator generates an input particle beam having an initial energy level above a threshold for generating secondary nuclear particles. A thin target is rotated in the path of the input beam for undergoing nuclear reactions to generate the secondary particles and correspondingly decrease energy of the input beam to about the threshold. The target produces low energy secondary particles and is effectively cooled by radiation and conduction. A neutron scatterer and a neutron filter are also used for preferentially degrading the secondary particles into a lower energy range if desired. 18 figs.

Powell, J.R.; Reich, M.; Ludewig, H.; Todosow, M.

1999-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

218

Numerical study of a matrix-free trust-region SQP method for equality constrained optimization.  

SciTech Connect

This is a companion publication to the paper 'A Matrix-Free Trust-Region SQP Algorithm for Equality Constrained Optimization' [11]. In [11], we develop and analyze a trust-region sequential quadratic programming (SQP) method that supports the matrix-free (iterative, in-exact) solution of linear systems. In this report, we document the numerical behavior of the algorithm applied to a variety of equality constrained optimization problems, with constraints given by partial differential equations (PDEs).

Heinkenschloss, Matthias (Rice University, Houston, TX); Ridzal, Denis; Aguilo, Miguel Antonio

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Cold weather hydrogen generation system and method of operation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for providing hydrogen gas is provided. The system includes a hydrogen generator that produces gas from water. One or more heat generation devices are arranged to provide heating of the enclosure during different modes of operation to prevent freezing of components. A plurality of temperature sensors are arranged and coupled to a controller to selectively activate a heat source if the temperature of the component is less than a predetermined temperature.

Dreier, Ken Wayne (Madison, CT); Kowalski, Michael Thomas (Seymour, CT); Porter, Stephen Charles (Burlington, CT); Chow, Oscar Ken (Simsbury, CT); Borland, Nicholas Paul (Montpelier, VT); Goyette, Stephen Arthur (New Hartford, CT)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

220

Thermoelectric generator and method for the fabrication thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermoelectric generator using semiconductor elements for responding to a temperature gradient to produce electrical energy with all of the semiconductor elements being of the same type is disclosed. A continuous process for forming substrates on which the semiconductor elements and superstrates are deposited and a process for forming the semiconductor elements on the substrates are also disclosed. The substrates with the semiconductor elements thereon are combined with superstrates to form modules for use as thermoelectric generators.

Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

High Speed Rotational Motor Unit with Optimized Couplant Feed System for Ultrasonic Examination of Steam Generator Tubes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-speed rotational motor unit was designed and built to increase the ultrasonic data acquisition speed of steam generator tube examination in field applications. Rotational and couplant delivery speeds were optimized as they have a significant impact on data acquisition speed. The motor unit was designed to be waterproof and to move couplant (water) to the ultrasonic search unit in an efficient manner. Lessons learned from design and operations of laboratory motors were applied to this design. The r...

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

222

An integration of a low cost adaptive remeshing strategy in the solution of structural shape optimization problems using evolutionary methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evolutionary methods are a powerful and robust tool for the solution of structural shape optimization problems. Nevertheless, the use of these methods requires the structural analysis of an important number of different designs, this making the computational ... Keywords: Adaptive remeshing, Differential evolution, Evolutionary algorithms, Mesh optimality criteria, Sensitivity analysis, Structural shape optimization

Gabriel Bugeda; Juan José Ródenas; Eugenio Oñate

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Method and apparatus for powering engine with exhaust generated steam  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus for installation in an automobile to generate steam with heat from the exhaust of an engine is provided. The steam is generated at a sufficient pressure for entry into the combustion chambers of the engine to increase the power output of the engine. The apparatus includes a water storage unit and a steam generator for generating steam with the water from the unit through transfer of heat from combusted gases in the exhaust system. The steam travels through steam inlet manifolds for entry into the combustion chambers. The entry is controlled by a cylinder injection timing valve assembly timed to the operation of the engine to enter the steam during the power stroke. A steam throttling control valve assembly is provided to throttle the steam input to the combustion chambers. A throttle proportioning control unit proportions the carburetor throttle and steam throttle assembly to the operator throttle input to provide the greatest efficiency in engine operation. The throttle proportioning control unit operates in response to the steam temperature and pressure within the steam generator. The apparatus may be adapted for use on an engine design for solely air fuel combustion with the cylinder adapter. A throttle linkage interchange unit may be provided to initiate operation of steam input only upon reaching a minimum engine temperature. An intake manifold vacuum control valve may be provided for selectively entering exhaust gases into the intake manifold of the engine to compensate for the vacuum variation due to the steam input to the combustion chamber.

Gill, P.A.

1983-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

224

Biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use. Specifically, methods for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency including applying pulsed light to a photosynthetic organism, using a chlorophyll fluorescence feedback control system to determine one or more photosynthetic efficiency parameters, and adjusting one or more of the photosynthetic efficiency parameters to drive the photosynthesis by the delivery of an amount of light to optimize light absorption of the photosynthetic organism while providing enough dark time between light pulses to prevent oversaturation of the chlorophyll reaction centers are disclosed.

Hunt, Ryan W.; Chinnasamy, Senthil; Das, Keshav C.; de Mattos, Erico Rolim

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

225

Performance Calculations and Optimization of a Fresnel Direct Steam Generation CSP Plant with Heat Storage.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? This master thesis deals with the performance calculations of a 9MW linear Fresnel CSP plant withdirect steam generation built by the Solar Division of… (more)

Schlaifer, Perrine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Optimal selection of on-site generation with combined heat and power applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of electricity distribution systems and theu Purchased electricity from the distribution company by theelectricity that it needs beyond its self-generation from the distribution

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen; Hamachi LaCommare, Kristina

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Method for changing removable bearing for a wind turbine generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wind generator having removable change-out bearings includes a rotor and a stator, locking bolts configured to lock the rotor and stator, a removable bearing sub-assembly having at least one shrunk-on bearing installed, and removable mounting bolts configured to engage the bearing sub-assembly and to allow the removable bearing sub-assembly to be removed when the removable mounting bolts are removed.

Bagepalli, Bharat Sampathkumaran (Niskayuna, NY); Jansen, Patrick Lee (Scotia, NY), Gadre; Aniruddha Dattatraya (Rexford, NY)

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

228

Advanced Planning Method for Integrating Large-Scale Variable Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the penetration and size of renewable generation resources increase, the industry must expand transmission infrastructure to accommodate increasing renewable resource output. Conventional transmission expansion planning requires sufficient transmission capacities to transfer the full name plate capacity of all power plants to load centers at the same time. However, renewable resources, such as wind and solar, have highly variable output and are spatially diversified. Thus, transmission expansion plann...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

229

NN-Based Near Real Time Load Prediction for Optimal Generation Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the environment of ongoing deregulated power industry, traditional automatic generation control (AGC) has become a set of ancillary services traded in separate markets which are different than the energy market. The performance of AGC is mandated ... Keywords: Automatic Generation Control (AGC), Control Performance Standard (CPS), Dynamic Economic Dispatch, Hierarchical Neural Network, Load Dynamics, Very Short Term Load Prediction (VSTLP)

Dingguo Chen

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Generating Hard Test Instances with Known Optimal Solution for the Rectilinear Quadratic Assignment Problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we consider the rectilinear version of the quadratic assignment problem (QAP). We define a class of edge-weighted graphs with nonnegatively valued bisections. For one important type of such graphs we provide a characterization of point ... Keywords: Combinatorial optimization, Graphs, Quadratic assignment, Test instances

G. Palubeckis

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

EV3 : Traction drives and generators A: Electric machine design and optimization 1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Rotor Structure and Number of Phases on First and Second Order Characteristics of TOYOTA PRIUS torque, torque-speed characteristics. I. STUDIED PRIUS MACHINE A. The average torque Taverage (first of PRIUS machine. A methodology consists of coupling between an optimization program of Matlab and the FEM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

232

A fuzzy optimization method for multicriteria decision making: An application to reservoir flood control operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a fuzzy optimization method based on the concept of ideal and anti-ideal points to solve multi-criteria decision making problems under fuzzy environments. The quantitative criteria values of each alternative are represented by triangular ... Keywords: Ideal and anti-ideal points, Linguistic value, Multiple criteria analysis, Triangular fuzzy number

Guangtao Fu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

A New Method for Power Estimation and Optimization of Combinational Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and toggle rate of 0.5. We used a custom wire load model (CWLM) [8] to perform the power calculations. We power changes due to power transformations. REFERENCES [1] F. Najm, "Transition density, a stochastic1 A New Method for Power Estimation and Optimization of Combinational Circuits Ahmed Sammy Aldeen

Al-Asaad, Hussain

234

Topology and parameter optimization of a foaming jig reinforcement structure by the response surface method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dilemma in the foaming of inner polyurethane (PU) pieces for household refrigerators is that of keeping the production costs down without adversely affecting the dimension precision. One way to do this is to reduce the electric power consumption spent ... Keywords: Dimension precision and flatness, Foaming jig structure, Lightweight design, Response surface method, Topology optimization

Choon-Soo Cho; Eun-Ho Choi; Jin-Rae Cho; O-Kaung Lim

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

A Heuristic Method for Nonconvex Optimization in Mechanics: Conceptual Idea, Theoretical Justification, Engineering Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Structures involving nonmonotone, possibly multivalued reaction-displacement or stress-strain laws cannot be effectively treated by the numerical methods for classical non-linearities. In this paper we make use of the fact that these problems ... Keywords: Hemivariational inequalities, Nonconvex optimization

E. S. Mistakidis

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance Method for Mobile Robots Based on a Modified Particle Swarm Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel method for the robot path planning in dynamic environment is presented in this paper. Based on the analysis of visual modeling, the reason of premature convergence and diversity loss in PSO is explained, and a new modified algorithm is proposed ... Keywords: Obstacle Avoidance, Particle Swarm Optimization, path planning

Yuxin Zhao; Wei Zu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

IMPROVEMENTS IN STEAM GENERATING PLANT AND AN IMPROVED METHOD OF GENERATING STEAM  

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A steam generating plant, designed for heat transfer from a liquid metal (potassium, sodium, or their alloy) with reduced danger of explosion, is based on the fact that, if steam (especially superheated) rather than water contacts the liquid metal, the risk of explosion is much reduced. In this plant steam is superheated by heat transfer from liquid metal, the steam bsing generated by heat transfer between the superheated steam and water. Diagrams are given for the plant, which comprises a series of heat exchangers in which steam is superheated; part of the superheated steam is recycled to convert water into steam. Apart from the danger of a steam--liquid metal contact, the main danger is that the superheated steam might cool, coming to the saturated condition; this danger can be averted by setting up mceans for detecting low steam temperatures. (D.L.C.)

Zoller, R.E.

1960-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Method of generating hydrogen gas from sodium borohydride  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact solid source of hydrogen gas, where the gas is generated by contacting water with micro-disperse particles of sodium borohydride in the presence of a catalyst, such as cobalt or ruthenium. The micro-disperse particles can have a substantially uniform diameter of 1-10 microns, and preferably about 3-5 microns. Ruthenium or cobalt catalytic nanoparticles can be incorporated in the micro-disperse particles of sodium borohydride, which allows a rapid and complete reaction to occur without the problems associated with caking and scaling of the surface by the reactant product sodium metaborate. A closed loop water management system can be used to recycle wastewater from a PEM fuel cell to supply water for reacting with the micro-disperse particles of sodium borohydride in a compact hydrogen gas generator. Capillary forces can wick water from a water reservoir into a packed bed of micro-disperse fuel particles, eliminating the need for using an active pump.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (Placitas, NM); Hecht, Andrew M. (Sandia Park, NM); Sylwester, Alan P. (Albuquerque, NM); Bell, Nelson S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

239

Generating Scenarios of Local Surface Temperature Using Time Series Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for creating scenarios of time series of monthly mean surface temperature at a specific site is developed. It is postulated that surface temperature can be specified as a linear combination of regional and local temperature components, ...

Robert S. Chen; Peter J. Robinson

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Generating set search methods for piecewise smooth problems ?  

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Simple as well as sufficient decrease can be required at each iteration in or- der to obtain convergent GSS ... It is worth to stress that the method does not require.

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241

Hybrid simulation and optimization-based capacity planner for integrated photovoltaic generation with storage units  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Unlike fossil-fueled generation, solar energy resources are geographically distributed and highly intermittent, which makes their direct control difficult and requires storage units. The goal of this research is to develop a flexible capacity planning ...

Esfandyar M. Mazhari; Jiayun Zhao; Nurcin Celik; Seungho Lee; Young-Jun Son; Larry Head

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Generation of Optimal Unit Distance Codes for Rotary Encoders through Simulated Evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An evolutionary algorithm is used to generate unit distance codes for absolute rotary encoders. The target is to obtain a code suitable for disk size reduction, or for resolution increase, thus overcoming the limitations of conventional Gray codes. Obtained ...

Stefano Gregori; Roberto Rossi; Guido Torelli; Valentino Liberali

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

System and method for generating current by selective electron heating  

SciTech Connect

A system for the generation of toroidal current in a plasma which is prepared in a toroidal magnetic field. The system utilizes the injection of high-frequency waves into the plasma by means of waveguides. The wave frequency and polarization are chosen such that when the waveguides are tilted in a predetermined fashion, the wave energy is absorbed preferentially by electrons traveling in one toroidal direction. The absorption of energy in this manner produces a toroidal electric current even when the injected waves themselves do not have substantial toroidal momentum. This current can be continuously maintained at modest cost in power and may be used to confine the plasma. The system can operate efficiently on fusion grade tokamak plasmas.

Fisch, Nathaniel J. (Princeton, NJ); Boozer, Allen H. (Rocky Hill, NJ)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Aggregate Models based on Improved Group Methods for Simulation and Optimization of Distillation Systems  

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This note deals with aggregate models for complex distillation systems in largescale flowsheets. Group methods were originally devised for simple absorber and stripper calculations with no major extensions for handling distillation. In this work, group methods are systematically analyzed and further improved by modifying some of the previously proposed approximations. As a result, the improved group method exhibits accurate predictions and this is demonstrated using simulation and optimization case studies for a variety of chemical systems and operating conditions. It is observed that the prediction of output variables is in close agreement with that of the rigorous equilibrium stage model. In case of optimization problems, the optimal number of trays and feed locations differ by only one or two trays. The aggregate model can be applied in a sequence of steps in order to improve the reliability and robustness of the solution procedure. A rounding heuristic is also proposed which can provide near-optimal solutions with a significant reduction in computational time. ?To whom correspondence should be addressed.

Ravindra S. Kamath; Ignacio E. Grossmann; Lorenz T. Biegler

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

On the performance of a new symmetric rank-one method with restart for solving unconstrained optimization problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quasi-Newton (QN) methods are generally held to be the most efficient minimization methods for solving unconstrained optimization problems. Among the QN methods, symmetric rank-one (SR1) is one of the very competitive formulas. In the present paper, ... Keywords: Hessian approximation, Symmetric rank-one update, Unconstrained optimization

Farzin Modarres Khiyabani; Wah June Leong

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Optimal Design of Transonic Fan Blade Leading Edge Shape Using CFD and Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation Method  

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Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation method has attracted considerable application in many different areas such as statistical parameter estimation, feedback control, simulation-based optimization, signal & ...

Xing, X.Q.

247

High temperature adhesive silicone foam composition, foam generating system and method of generating foam  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Access to a space is impeded by generation of a sticky foam from a silicone polymer and a low boiling solvent such as a halogenated hydrocarbon. In a preferred aspect, the formulation is polydimethylsiloxane gel mixed with F502 Freon as a solvent and blowing agent, and pressurized with CO.sub.2 in a vessel to about 250 PSI, whereby when the vessel is opened, a sticky and solvent resistant foam is deployed. The foam is deployable, over a wide range of temperatures, adhering to wet surfaces as well as dry, is stable over long periods of time and does not propagate flame or lose adhesive properties during an externally supported burn.

Mead, Judith W. (Peralta, NM); Montoya, Orelio J. (Albuquerque, NM); Rand, Peter B. (Albuquerque, NM); Willan, Vernon O. (Albuquerque, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Method of inhibiting dislocation generation in silicon dendritic webs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of tailoring the heat balance of the outer edge of the dendrites adjacent the meniscus to produce thinner, smoother dendrites, which have substantially less dislocation sources contiguous with the dendrites, by changing the view factor to reduce radiation cooling or by irradiating the dendrites with light from a quartz lamp or a laser to raise the temperature of the dendrites.

Spitznagel, John A. (Export, PA); Seidensticker, Raymond G. (Forest Hills, PA); McHugh, James P. (Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, PA)

1990-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

249

Apparatus and method for generating partially coherent illumination for photolithography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention introduces a novel scatter plate into the optical path of source light used for illuminating a replicated object. The scatter plate has been designed to interrupt a focused, incoming light beam by introducing between about 8 to 24 diffraction zones blazed onto the surface of the scatter plate which intercept the light and redirect it to a like number of different positions in the condenser entrance pupil each of which is determined by the relative orientation and the spatial frequency of the diffraction grating in each of the several zones. Light falling onto the scatter plate, therefore, generates a plurality of unphased sources of illumination as seen by the back half of the optical system. The system comprises a high brightness source, such as a laser, creating light which is taken up by a beam forming optic which focuses the incoming light into a condenser which in turn, focuses light into a field lens creating Kohler illumination image of the source in a camera entrance pupil. The light passing through the field lens illuminates a mask which interrupts the source light as either a positive or negative image of the object to be replicated. Light passing by the mask is focused into the entrance pupil of the lithographic camera creating an image of the mask onto a receptive media.

Sweatt, William C. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Simulation of a Microfluidic Gradient Generator using Lattice Boltzmann Methods  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Microfluidics provides a powerful and versatile technology to accurately control spatial and temporal conditions for cell culturing and can therefore be used to study cellular responses to gradients. Here we use Lattice Boltzmann methods (LBM) to solve both the Navier-Stokes equation (NSE) for the fluid and the coupled convection-diffusion equation (CDE) for the compounds that form the diffusion-based gradient. The design of a microfluidic chamber for diffusion-based gradients must avoid flow through the cell chamber. This can be achieved by alternately opening the source and the sink channels. The fast toggling of microfluidic valves requires switching between different boundary conditions. We demonstrate that the LBM is a powerful method for handling complex geometries, high Peclet number conditions, discontinuities in the boundary conditions, and multiphysics coupling.

Simon, Tanaka

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Externally pressurized porous cylinder for multiple surface aerosol generation and method of generation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A nebulizer is described for generating aerosol having small droplet sizes and high efficiency at low sample introduction rates. The nebulizer has a cylindrical gas permeable active surface. A sleeve is disposed around the cylinder and gas is provided from the sleeve to the interior of the cylinder formed by the active surface. In operation, a liquid is provided to the inside of the gas permeable surface. The gas contacts the wetted surface and forms small bubbles which burst to form an aerosol. Those bubbles which are large are carried by momentum to another part of the cylinder where they are renebulized. This process continues until the entire sample is nebulized into aerosol sized droplets. 2 figs.

Apel, C.T.; Layman, L.R.; Gallimore, D.L.

1988-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

252

Subtask 1.24 - Optimization of Cooling Water Resources for Power Generation  

SciTech Connect

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has developed an interactive, Web-based decision support system (DSS{copyright} 2007 EERC Foundation) to provide power generation utilities with an assessment tool to address water supply issues when planning new or modifying existing generation facilities. The Web-based DSS integrates water and wastewater treatment technology and water law information with a geographic information system-based interactive map that links to state and federal water quality and quantity databases for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Daniel Stepan; Richard Shockey; Bethany Kurz; Wesley Peck

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

253

Optimal generation of single-qubit operation from an always-on interaction by algebraic decoupling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a direct algebraic decoupling approach to generate arbitrary single-qubit operations in the presence of a constant interaction by applying local control signals. To overcome the difficulty of undesirable entanglement generated by the untunable interaction, we derive local control fields that are designed to both drive the qubit systems back to unentangled states at the end of the time interval over which the desired single-qubit operation is completed. This approach is seen to be particularly relevant for the physical implementation of solid-state quantum computation and for the design of low-power pulses in NMR.

Jun Zhang; K. Birgitta Whaley

2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

254

Electrochemical methods for generation of a biological proton motive force  

SciTech Connect

Disclosed are methods using neutral red to mediate the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy. Electrically reduced neutral red has been found to promote cell growth and formation of reduced products by reversibly increasing the ratio of the reduced:oxidized forms of NAD(H) or NADP(H). Electrically reduced neutral red is able to serve as the sole source of reducing power for microbial cell growth. Neutral red is also able to promote conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy by facilitating the transfer of electrons from microbial reducing power to a fuel cell cathode.

Zeikus, Joseph Gregory (Okemos, MI); Shin, Hyoun S. (Lansing, MI); Jain, Mahendra K. (Lexington, KY)

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

255

Optimal Selection of On-Site Generation with Combined Heat and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 and by the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research, process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily: distributed generation; combined heat and power; decentralised optimisation; microgrid; power quality ABSTRACT

256

Optimization of disk generator performance for base-load power plant systems applications  

SciTech Connect

Disk generators for use in base-load MHD power plants are examined for both open-cycle and closed-cycle operating modes. The OCD cases are compared with PSPEC results for a linear channel; enthalpy extractions up to 23% with 71% isentropic efficiency are achievable with generator inlet conditions similar to those used in PSPEC, thus confirming that the disk configuration is a viable alternative for base-load power generation. The evaluation of closed-cycle disks includes use of a simplified cycle model. High system efficiencies over a wide range of power levels are obtained for effective Hall coefficients in the range 2.3 to 4.9. Cases with higher turbulence (implying ..beta../sub eff/ less than or equal to 2.4) yield high system efficiencies at power levels of 100 to 500 MW/sub e/. All these CCD cases compare favorably with linear channels reported in the GE ECAS study, yielding higher isentropic efficiences for a given enthalpy extraction. Power densities in the range 70 to 170 MW/m/sup 3/ appear feasible, leading to very compact generator configurations.

Teare, J.D.; Loubsky, W.J.; Lytle, J.K.; Louis, J.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Optimal sizing study of hybrid wind/PV/diesel power generation unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a methodology of sizing optimization of a stand-alone hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system is presented. This approach makes use of a deterministic algorithm to suggest, among a list of commercially available system devices, the optimal number and type of units ensuring that the total cost of the system is minimized while guaranteeing the availability of the energy. The collection of 6 months of data of wind speed, solar radiation and ambient temperature recorded for every hour of the day were used. The mathematical modeling of the main elements of the hybrid wind/PV/diesel system is exposed showing the more relevant sizing variables. A deterministic algorithm is used to minimize the total cost of the system while guaranteeing the satisfaction of the load demand. A comparison between the total cost of the hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system with batteries and the hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system without batteries is presented. The reached results demonstrate the practical utility of the used sizing methodology and show the influence of the battery storage on the total cost of the hybrid system. (author)

Belfkira, Rachid; Zhang, Lu; Barakat, Georges [Groupe de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Automatique du Havre, University of Le Havre, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 1123, 76063 Le Havre (France)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

258

An active islanding detection method for small-scale distributed generators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a new islanding detection method for use in a small-scale, grid-interconnected distributed generator system. The proposed islanding detection method is based on voltage fluctuation injection, which can be obtained through high-impedance ... Keywords: correlation factor, distributed generator, islanding detection, voltage fluctuation injection

Wen-Yeau Chang

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

A method for computing the generating function of the characters of simple Lie algebras  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe a general method, based on elementary considerations, to obtain the generating functions of the characters of simple Lie algebras. We show how the method works by means of a few examples involving some low rank classical algebras. As an application, we compute several generating functions for the weight multiplicities of the irreducible representations of these algebras.

J. Fernández Núñez; W. García Fuertes; A. M. Perelomov

2013-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

260

Unique Method for Generating Design Earthquake Time History Seeds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method has been developed which takes a single seed earthquake time history and produces multiple similar seed earthquake time histories. These new time histories possess important frequency and cumulative energy attributes of the original while having a correlation less than 30% (per the ASCE/SEI 43-05 Section 2.4 [1]). They are produced by taking the fast Fourier transform of the original seed. The averaged amplitudes are then pared with random phase angles and the inverse fast Fourier transform is taken to produce a new time history. The average amplitude through time is then adjusted to encourage a similar cumulative energy curve. Next, the displacement is modified to approximate the original curve using Fourier techniques. Finally, the correlation is checked to ensure it is less than 30%. This process does not guarantee that the correlation will be less than 30% for all of a given set of new curves. It does provide a simple tool where a few additional iterations of the process should produce a set of seed earthquake time histories meeting the correlation criteria.

R. E. Spears

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of accelerator parameters using normal form methods on high-order transfer maps  

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Methods of analysis of the dynamics of ensembles of charged particles in collider rings are developed. The following problems are posed and solved using normal form transformations and other methods of perturbative nonlinear dynamics: (1) Optimization of the Tevatron dynamics: (a) Skew quadrupole correction of the dynamics of particles in the Tevatron in the presence of the systematic skew quadrupole errors in dipoles; (b) Calculation of the nonlinear tune shift with amplitude based on the results of measurements and the linear lattice information; (2) Optimization of the Muon Collider storage ring: (a) Computation and optimization of the dynamic aperture of the Muon Collider 50 x 50 GeV storage ring using higher order correctors; (b) 750 x 750 GeV Muon Collider storage ring lattice design matching the Tevatron footprint. The normal form coordinates have a very important advantage over the particle optical coordinates: if the transformation can be carried out successfully (general restrictions for that are not much stronger than the typical restrictions imposed on the behavior of the particles in the accelerator) then the motion in the new coordinates has a very clean representation allowing to extract more information about the dynamics of particles, and they are very convenient for the purposes of visualization. All the problem formulations include the derivation of the objective functions, which are later used in the optimization process using various optimization algorithms. Algorithms used to solve the problems are specific to collider rings, and applicable to similar problems arising on other machines of the same type. The details of the long-term behavior of the systems are studied to ensure the their stability for the desired number of turns. The algorithm of the normal form transformation is of great value for such problems as it gives much extra information about the disturbing factors. In addition to the fact that the dynamics of particles is represented in a way that is easy to understand, such important characteristics as the strengths of the resonances and the tune shifts with amplitude and various parameters of the system are calculated. Each major section is supplied with the results of applying various numerical optimization methods to the problems stated. The emphasis is made on the efficiency comparison of various approaches and methods. The main simulation tool is the arbitrary order code COSY INFINITY written by M. Berz, K. Makino, et al. at Michigan State University. Also, the code MAD is utilized to design the 750 x 750 GeV Muon Collider storage ring baseline lattice.

Snopok, Pavel; /Michigan State U.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

A new method for stochastic production simulation in generation system with multiple hydro units  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a new method of calculating loss of load probability, expected energy generation and production cost for units in a generating system with multiple hydro units. The method uses the equivalent load duration curve (ELDC) obtained by convolving the distributions of the original load and the forced outage power loss of all generators. Hydro units are scheduled on the ELDC according to their assigned energy and available capacity. Then the deconvolution procedure is performed to obtain a load duration curve for an equivalent system without hydro units. The expected energy of the thermal units is achieved by convolving the generating units in an economic merit order of loading.

Chen, S.J.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

The second generation of optimized beam orbit measurement (BOM) system of LEP hardware and performance description  

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The BOM System with its 504 Beam Position Monitors and 40 Processing Electronics Stations, distributed along the 27 km of the LEP tunnel, has been optimized for all beam conditions and modes of operation. The description of the Beam Position Monitors (or PU) behavior in the tunnel is given. The guiding approaches for obtaining both main aspects of the critical BOM performances were: a) high reliability, since most of the electronics is not accessible during operation, and b) resolution, precision and stability of the signal processing equipment for the management of the LEP optics, polarization and energy calibration. The finalized analog signal processing chains, both Wide-Band and Narrow-Band, are described. Since local memories allow for the recording of data at each bunch passage during more than 1000 revolutions, it can be followed by a powerful digital signal processing allowing for many modes of beam observation. Examples are presented of beam and machine behavior studies. The BOM System has been a key...

Borer, J; Manarin, A; Vismara, Giuseppe

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Microsoft Word - Optimal_Performance_of_Hybrid_Generation_2011-05-24.docx  

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and Economic Analysis of and Economic Analysis of Various Power Generation Resources Coupled with CAES Systems May 17, 2011 DOE/NETL-2011/1472 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,

265

Method for generating a highly reactive plasma for exhaust gas aftertreatment and enhanced catalyst reactivity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for non-thermal plasma aftertreatment of exhaust gases the method comprising the steps of providing short risetime (about 40 ps), high frequency (about 5G hz), high power bursts of low-duty factor microwaves sufficient to generate a dielectric barrier discharge and passing a gas to treated through the discharge so as to cause dissociative reduction of the exhaust gases. The invention also includes a reactor for generating the non-thermal plasma.

Whealton, John H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Storey, John M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Raridon, Richard J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Armfield, Jeffrey S. (Upsilanti, MI); Bigelow, Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN); Graves, Ronald L. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Application of gradient-based optimization methods for a rotor system with static stress, natural frequency,and harmonic response constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper demonstrates the application of gradient-based optimization methods to the minimal weight design optimization of rotor systems. A nonlinear constrained optimization problem is considered. Design variables are inner radii and wall thicknesses ... Keywords: Gradient projection method, Rotordynamics, Sequential quadratic programming, Sizing optimization, Turbine rotor

Alexander O. Pugachev

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

An SQP-type solution method for constrained discrete-time optimal control problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: constrained optimal control, discrete-time systems, hydroelectric power-station systems, structured nonlinear programming

E. Arnold; H. Puta

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Phi-array: A novel method for fitness visualization and decision making in evolutionary design optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a growing interest in integrating model based evolutionary optimization in engineering design decision making for effective search of the solution space. Most applications of evolutionary optimization are concerned with the search for optimal ... Keywords: Artificial lighting, Decision making, Design exploration, Evolutionary optimization, Fitness visualization, Phi-array

Monjur Mourshed; Shariful Shikder; Andrew D. F. Price

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Mixture experiment methods in the development and optimization of microemulsion formulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microemulsion formulations represent an interesting delivery vehicle for lipophilic drugs, allowing for improving their solubility and dissolution properties. This work developed effective microemulsion formulations using glyburide (a very poorly-water-soluble hypoglycaemic agent) as a model drug. First, the area of stable microemulsion (ME) formations was identified using a new approach based on mixture experiment methods. A 13-run mixture design was carried out in an experimental region defined by constraints on three components: aqueous, oil, and surfactant/cosurfactant. The transmittance percentage (at 550 nm) of ME formulations (indicative of their transparency and thus of their stability) was chosen as the response variable. The results obtained using the mixture experiment approach corresponded well with those obtained using the traditional approach based on pseudo-ternary phase diagrams. However, the mixture experiment approach required far less experimental effort than the traditional approach. A subsequent 13-run mixture experiment, in the region of stable MEs, was then performed to identify the optimal formulation (i.e., having the best glyburide dissolution properties). Percent drug dissolved and dissolution efficiency were selected as the responses to be maximized. The ME formulation optimized via the mixture experiment approach consisted of 78% surfactant/cosurfacant (a mixture of Tween 20 and Transcutol, 1:1 v/v), 5% oil (Labrafac Hydro) and 17% aqueous (water). The stable region of MEs was identified using mixture experiment methods for the first time.

Furlanetto, Sandra; Cirri, Marzia; Piepel, Gregory F.; Mennini, Natascia; Mura, Paola

2011-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidataset Study of Optimal Parameter and Uncertainty Estimation of a Land Surface Model with Bayesian Stochastic Inversion and Multicriteria Method  

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This study evaluates the ability of Bayesian stochastic inversion (BSI) and multicriteria (MC) methods to search for the optimal parameter sets of the Chameleon Surface Model (CHASM) using prescribed forcing to simulate observed sensible and ...

Youlong Xia; Mrinal K. Sen; Charles S. Jackson; Paul L. Stoffa

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A Method to Identify the Optimal Areal Unit for NLDN Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Flash Data Analysis  

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Currently, no uniform method exists for determining the optimal areal unit to analyze National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) data. To address this problem, this paper utilizes the capabilities of modern geographic information systems (GIS) ...

Michael D. Schultz; S. Jeffrey Underwood; Premkrishnan Radhakrishnan

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A Parallel Global Optimization Method for Solving Molecular Cluster and Polymer Conformation Problems  

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Identifying the conformations that a molecular cluster or polymer assumes in nature is an important problem with many practical applications in biology and medicine. It is believed that the naturally occurring molecular conformations minimize or nearly minimize the potential energy of the molecular cluster or polymer. The problem of finding the molecular configuration(s) with the lowest potential energy is a challenging global optimization problem with a potentially huge number of local solutions over a very large parameter space. We have developed a method to solve these types of problems, and have experimented with both molecular cluster and polymer applications, with very promising results. We have implemented the method on powerful massively parallel computers because of the enormous computational requirements of solving these types of problems. The parallel algorithms are interesting asynchronous, multi-level parallel algorithms. 1 Introduction The general problem of finding the ...

Richard H. Byrd; Elizabeth Eskow; André van der Hoek; Robert B. Schnabel; Klaas P. B. Oldenkamp

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

High-Quality Cross-Sectioning Method: Examples of Applications in Optimizing Solar Cell Contact Firing  

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A damage-free polishing method is developed to prepare a high-quality cross-section of a large length of a solar cell. A 1-inch-long sample is diced from the solar cell and embedded in wax using a specially designed chuck. The sample edge is sequentially polished by progressively reducing the grit sizes. The final polishing is done by Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP). This polishing procedure produces a highly flat edge, with excellent interfaces between metal contacts and the Si cell. The planarity of the wafer edge makes it possible to perform a variety of analyses of various regions and the interfaces of the cell, using optical microscopy, EDX, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and conductive AFM (C-AFM). Here, we will discuss some details of the chuck and the polishing procedure, and present some applications for optimizing the contact firing process. This method has an added advantage of delineating the back surface field for optical observation.

Sopori, B.; Sahoo, S.; Mehta, V.; Guhabiswas, D.; Spiller, S.; Moutinho, H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

An integrated method for material properties characterization based on pulsed laser generated surface acoustic waves  

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A novel integrated method enabling the study of nano-structured materials is presented, which is based on the imaging and monitoring of the spatiotemporal evolution of short-pulse-laser-generated Surface Acoustic Waves (SAWs). The method combines a 3D ... Keywords: Dynamic laser interferometry, Finite Elements, Nano-acoustics, Nanostructures

Yannis Orphanos, Vasilis Dimitriou, Evaggelos Kaselouris, Efthimios Bakarezos, Nikolaos Vainos, Michael Tatarakis, Nektarios A. Papadogiannis

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Generator-Absorber heat exchange transfer apparatus and method using an intermediate liquor  

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Numerous embodiments and related methods for generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) are disclosed, particularly for absorption heat pump systems. Such embodiments and related methods use the working solution of the absorption system for the heat transfer medium where the working solution has an intermediate liquor concentration.

Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI); Zawacki, Thomas S. (St. Joseph, MI)

1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

276

Evaluation Of Methods To Measure Hydrogen Generation Rate In A Shielded Cell Environment And A Method Recommendation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this document is to describe the current state of the art for determination of hydrogen generation rates of radioactive slurries and solutions to provide a basis for design, fabrication, testing, and implementation of a measurement method for Hydrogen Generation Rate (HGR) during qualification of waste feeds for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The HGR measurement will be performed on samples of the Low Activity Waste (LAW) and High Level Waste (HLW) staged waste feeds for the WTP as well as on samples from selected unit operations testing during the qualification program. SRNL has performed a review of techniques utilized to measure HGR of high level radioactive waste slurries, evaluated the Hanford 222-S Laboratory method for measurement of hydrogen, and reviewed the hydrogen generation rate models for Hanford waste.Based on the literature review, method evaluation, and SRNL experience with measuring hydrogen generation rate, SRNL recommends that a continuous flow system with online gas analysis be used as the HGR measurement method during waste qualification.

Stone, M. E.

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

277

EVALUATION OF METHODS TO MEASURE HYDROGEN GENERATION RATE IN A SHIELDED CELL ENVIRONMENT AND A METHOD RECOMMENDATION  

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The purpose of this document is to describe the current state of the art for determination of hydrogen generation rates of radioactive slurries and solutions to provide a basis for design, fabrication, testing, and implementation of a measurement method for Hydrogen Generation Rate (HGR) during qualification of waste feeds for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The HGR measurement will be performed on samples of the Low Activity Waste (LAW) and High Level Waste (HLW) staged waste feeds for the WTP as well as on samples from selected unit operations testing during the qualification program. SRNL has performed a review of techniques utilized to measure HGR of high level radioactive waste slurries, evaluated the Hanford 222-S Laboratory method for measurement of hydrogen, and reviewed the hydrogen generation rate models for Hanford waste.Based on the literature review, method evaluation, and SRNL experience with measuring hydrogen generation rate, SRNL recommends that a continuous flow system with online gas analysis be used as the HGR measurement method during waste qualification.

Stone, M.

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

278

Heat exchanger Exergoeconomic lifecycle cost optimization  

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Considering lifecycle cost analysis during the design phase of thermal systems gives the design effort more worth. Furthermore thermodynamic exergetic optimization is proven to be useful method for determining the most lifecycle cost optimal design of ... Keywords: entropy generation, exergy destruction, heat exchanger, operating cost, optimization, thermodynamics

Liaquat Ali Khan; Ali El-Ghalban

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Appeared in Proceedings of First International ACM/IEEE Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, 2003 Optimizing Memory Accesses For Spatial Computation  

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optimizations pre- sented are: load/store hoisting (subsuming partial re- dundancy elimination and common programs in hardware. Each operation in the program is implemented as a hard- ware operator. Data flows

Budiu, Mihai

280

Benefits of path summaries in an XML query optimizer supporting multiple access methods  

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We compare several optimization strategies implemented in an XML query evaluation system. The strategies incorporate the use of path summaries into the query optimizer, and rely on heuristics that exploit data statistics.We present experimental results ...

Attila Barta; Mariano P. Consens; Alberto O. Mendelzon

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Alternatives Using Simulation-Optimization Combined with Niching Operators to Address Unmodelled Objectives in a Waste Management Facility Expansion Planning Case  

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Public sector decision-making typically involves complex problems that are riddled with incompatible performance objectives and possess competing design requirements which are very difficult-if not impossible-to quantify and capture when supporting decision ... Keywords: Environmental Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Modelling to Generate Alternatives MGA, Niching Operators, Planning, Simulation-Optimization SO, Strategy

Julian Scott Yeomans, Yavuz Gunalay

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Robust and Stochastically Weighted Multiobjective Optimization Models and Reformulations  

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We introduce and study a family of models for multiexpert multiobjective/criteria decision making. These models use a concept of weight robustness to generate a risk-averse decision. In particular, the multiexpert multicriteria robust weighted sum approach ... Keywords: McRow, Pareto optimality, multicriterion optimization, multiexpert optimization, robust optimization, weighted sum method

Jian Hu; Sanjay Mehrotra

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Non-causal models in long term planning via set contractive optimal control methods  

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The notion of consistency for optimal plans introduced in [F.E. Kydland, E.C. Prescott, Rules rather than decisions: The inconsistency of optimal plans, J. Polit. Econ. 85 (3) (1977) 473-491] is studied in relation to dynamic programming and to multi-objective ... Keywords: Balance set, Long term optimal planning, Pareto solutions

E. A. Galperin; I. Galperin

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Hydrodynamic Optimization Method and Design Code for Stall-Regulated Hydrokinetic Turbine Rotors  

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5021 5021 August 2009 Hydrodynamic Optimization Method and Design Code for Stall-Regulated Hydrokinetic Turbine Rotors D. Sale University of Tennessee J. Jonkman and W. Musial National Renewable Energy Laboratory Presented at the ASME 28 th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Honolulu, Hawaii May 31-June 5, 2009 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and ASE retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

285

Hybrid RHF/MP2 geometry optimizations with the Effective Fragment Molecular Orbital Method  

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The frozen domain Effective Fragment Molecular Orbital method (\\textit{PLoS ONE}, accepted) is extended to allow for the treatment of a single fragment at the MP2 level of theory. The approach is applied to the conversion of chorismate to phrephenate by chorismate mutase, where the substrate is treated at the MP2 level of theory while the rest of the system is treated at the RHF level. MP2 geometry optimization is found to lower the barrier by up to 3.5 kcal/mol compared to RHF optimzations and ONIOM energy refinement and leads to smoother convergence with respect to basis set for the reaction profile. For double zeta basis sets the increase in CPU time relative to RHF is roughly a factor of two.

Christensen, Anders S; Fedorov, Dimitri G; Jensen, Jan H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Mixture-process variable approach to optimize a microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography method for the quality control of a nutraceutical based on coenzyme Q10  

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In recent years, multivariate optimization has played an increasing role in analytical method development. ICH guidelines recommend using statistical design of experiments to identify the design space, in which multivariate combinations of composition variables and process variables have been demonstrated to provide quality results. Considering a microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography method (MEEKC), the performance of the electrophoretic run depends on the proportions of mixture components (MCs) of the microemulsion and on the values of process variables (PVs). In the present work, for the first time in the literature, a mixture-process variable (MPV) approach was applied to optimize a MEEKC method for the analysis of coenzyme Q10 (Q10), ascorbic acid (AA), and folic acid (FA) contained in nutraceuticals. The MCs (buffer, surfactant-cosurfactant, oil) and the PVs (voltage, buffer concentration, buffer pH) were simultaneously changed according to a MPV experimental design. A 62-run MPV design was generated using the I-optimality criterion, assuming a 46-term MPV model allowing for special-cubic blending of the MCs, quadratic effects of the PVs, and some MC-PV interactions. The obtained data were used to develop MPV models that express the performance of an electrophoretic run (measured as peak efficiencies of Q10, AA, and FA) in terms of the MCs and PVs. Contour and perturbation plots were drawn for each of the responses. Finally, the MPV models and criteria for the peak efficiencies were used to develop the design space and an optimal subregion (i.e., the settings of the mixture MCs and PVs that satisfy the respective criteria), as well as a unique optimal combination of MCs and PVs.

Piepel, Gregory F.; Pasquini, Benedetta; Cooley, Scott K.; Heredia-Langner, Alejandro; Orlandini, Serena; Furlanetto, Sandra

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

287

Estimating carbon emissions avoided by electricity generation and efficiency projects: A standardized method (MAGPWR)  

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This paper describes a standardized method for establishing a multi-project baseline for a power system. The method provides an approximation of the generating sources that are expected to operate on the margin in the future for a given electricity system. It is most suitable for small-scale electricity generation and electricity efficiency improvement projects. It allows estimation of one or more carbon emissions factors that represent the emissions avoided by projects, striking a balance between simplicity of use and the desire for accuracy in granting carbon credits.

Meyers, S.; Marnay, C.; Schumacher, K.; Sathaye, J.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

A Method to Determine the Optimal Tank Size for a Chilled Water Storage System Under a Time-of-Use Electricity Rate Structure  

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In the downtown area of Austin, it is planned to build a new naturally stratified chilled water storage tank and share it among four separated chilled water plants. An underground piping system is to be established to connect these four plants together. This paper presents the method of determining the optimal tank size as well as corresponding optimal operating strategies for this project. Based on the analysis of the historical log data, utility rate structures, and equipment information, the baseline profiles of electricity fed to buildings, plant cooling load, and utility billing cost for each plant are generated. A simplified TES plus four plants model is built based on some assumptions. The results show that a 3.5 million gallon tank has the shortest payback time and the projected total capital cost is within the budget. The annual billing cost savings are $907,231 and the simple payback time is 12.5 years.

Zhang, Z.; Turner, W. D.; Chen, Q.; Xu, C.; Deng, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Method for optimizing output in ultrashort-pulse multipass laser amplifiers with selective use of a spectral filter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for optimizing multipass laser amplifier output utilizes a spectral filter in early passes but not in later passes. The pulses shift position slightly for each pass through the amplifier, and the filter is placed such that early passes intersect the filter while later passes bypass it. The filter position may be adjust offline in order to adjust the number of passes in each category. The filter may be optimized for use in a cryogenic amplifier.

Backus, Sterling J. (Erie, CO); Kapteyn, Henry C. (Boulder, CO)

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

290

Pathwise Optimization for Optimal Stopping Problems  

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We introduce the pathwise optimization (PO) method, a new convex optimization procedure to produce upper and lower bounds on the optimal value (the “price”) of a high-dimensional optimal stopping problem. The PO method builds on a dual characterization ... Keywords: American options, Bermudian options, dynamic programming, optimal control, optimal stopping

Vijay V. Desai; Vivek F. Farias; Ciamac C. Moallemi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Apparatus and method for recharging a string a avalanche transistors within a pulse generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for recharging a string of avalanche transistors within a pulse generator is disclosed. A plurality of amplification stages are connected in series. Each stage includes an avalanche transistor and a capacitor. A trigger signal, causes the apparatus to generate a very high voltage pulse of a very brief duration which discharges the capacitors. Charge resistors inject current into the string of avalanche transistors at various points, recharging the capacitors. The method of the present invention includes the steps of supplying current to charge resistors from a power supply; using the charge resistors to charge capacitors connected to a set of serially connected avalanche transistors; triggering the avalanche transistors; generating a high-voltage pulse from the charge stored in the capacitors; and recharging the capacitors through the charge resistors.

Fulkerson, E. Stephen (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Revised methods for few-group cross sections generation in the Serpent Monte Carlo code  

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This paper presents new calculation methods, recently implemented in the Serpent Monte Carlo code, and related to the production of homogenized few-group constants for deterministic 3D core analysis. The new methods fall under three topics: 1) Improved treatment of neutron-multiplying scattering reactions, 2) Group constant generation in reflectors and other non-fissile regions and 3) Homogenization in leakage-corrected criticality spectrum. The methodology is demonstrated by a numerical example, comparing a deterministic nodal diffusion calculation using Serpent-generated cross sections to a reference full-core Monte Carlo simulation. It is concluded that the new methodology improves the results of the deterministic calculation, and paves the way for Monte Carlo based group constant generation. (authors)

Fridman, E. [Reactor Safety Div., Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, POB 51 01 19, Dresden, 01314 (Germany); Leppaenen, J. [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, POB 1000, FI-02044 VTT (Finland)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Mesh generation and numerical analysis of a Galerkin method for highly conductive prefractal layers  

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In this paper we provide a piecewise linear Galerkin approximation of a second order transmission problem across a highly conductive prefractal layer of von Koch type. We firstly generate an appropriate mesh adapted to the geometric shape of the interface ... Keywords: A priori error estimate, Adaptive mesh refinement, Finite element methods, Highly conductive layers, Transmission problems, Von Koch curve

Patrizia Bagnerini; Annalisa Buffa; Elisa Vacca

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

An efficient numerical method for the onset of blast waves generated by spherical detonation  

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Blast wave, generated by a high detonating spherical charge, is modeled using the Euler equations. The problem is split into two parts. The first part makes use of the isotropy to solve the problem in spherical radial coordinate. Overpressure distribution ... Keywords: Cartesian methods, blast wave, remapping techniques

Adel M. Benselama; Mame J. P. William-Louis; François Monnoyer

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Domain Decomposition Methods in Optimal Flow Control for High Performance Computing.  

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??This thesis is concerned with linear and non-linear optimal flow control problems which are modeled by systems of partial differential equations. The numerical treatment of… (more)

Ketelaer, Eva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

1052 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 25, NO. 2, MAY 2010 Co-Optimization of Generation Unit Commitment  

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grid controllability: to make better use of the existing system and meet growing demand with existing element , state . Maximum ramp up rate for generator . Maximum ramp down rate for generator . Maximum shutdown ramp rate for generator . Maximum startup ramp rate for generator . Number of periods. , Max

Oren, Shmuel S.

297

The Adjoint Method for The Optimization of Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Patient Treatment Planning Procedures Using Monte Carlo Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to investigate the use of the adjoint method, commonly used in the reactor physics community, for the optimization of radiation therapy patient treatment plans. Two different types of radiation therapy are being examined, interstitial brachytherapy and radiotherapy. In brachytherapy radioactive sources are surgically implanted within the diseased organ such as the prostate to treat the cancerous tissue. With radiotherapy, the x-ray source is usually located at a distance of about 1-metere from the patient and focused on the treatment area. For brachytherapy the optimization phase of the treatment plan consists of determining the optimal placement of the radioactive sources, which delivers the prescribed dose to the disease tissue while simultaneously sparing (reducing) the dose to sensitive tissue and organs. For external beam radiation therapy the optimization phase of the treatment plan consists of determining the optimal direction and intensity of beam, which provides complete coverage of the tumor region with the prescribed dose while simultaneously avoiding sensitive tissue areas. For both therapy methods, the optimal treatment plan is one in which the diseased tissue has been treated with the prescribed dose and dose to the sensitive tissue and organs has been kept to a minimum.

D.L. Henderson; S. Yoo; M. Kowalok; T.R. Mackie; B.R. Thomadsen

2001-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

298

A characterization of robust radiation therapy treatment planning methods-from expected value to worst case optimization  

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Purpose: To characterize a class of optimization formulations used to handle systematic and random errors in radiation therapy, and to study the differences between the methods within this class. Methods: The class of robust methods that can be formulated as minimax stochastic programs is studied. This class generalizes many previously used methods, ranging between optimization of the expected and the worst case objective value. The robust methods are used to plan intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) treatments for a case subject to systematic setup and range errors, random setup errors with and without uncertain probability distribution, and combinations thereof. As reference, plans resulting from a conventional method that uses a margin to account for errors are shown. Results: For all types of errors, target coverage robustness increased with the conservativeness of the method. For systematic errors, best case organ at risk (OAR) doses increased and worst case doses decreased with the conservativeness. Accounting for random errors of fixed probability distribution resulted in heterogeneous dose. The heterogeneities were reduced when uncertainty in the probability distribution was accounted for. Doing so, the OAR doses decreased with the conservativeness. All robust methods studied resulted in more robust target coverage and lower OAR doses than the conventional method. Conclusions: Accounting for uncertainties is essential to ensure plan quality in complex radiation therapy such as IMPT. The utilization of more information than conventional in the optimization can lead to robust target coverage and low OAR doses. Increased target coverage robustness can be achieved by more conservative methods.

Fredriksson, Albin [Optimization and Systems Theory, Department of Mathematics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden) and RaySearch Laboratories, Sveavaegen 25, SE-111 34 Stockholm (Sweden)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

An improved infeasible SSLE method for constrained optimization without strict complementarity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, using ''working set'' technique for determining the active set, a new SSLE-Type algorithm with arbitrary initial point for constrained optimization is presented. At each iteration, we first introduce a new working set based on a multiplier ... Keywords: Active set, Global and superlinear convergence, Optimization, Sequential systems of linear equations, Strict complementarity

Wei-Xin Cheng; Chong-Chao Huang; Jin-Bao Jian

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Discretization error estimation and exact solution generation using the method of nearby problems.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Method of Nearby Problems (MNP), a form of defect correction, is examined as a method for generating exact solutions to partial differential equations and as a discretization error estimator. For generating exact solutions, four-dimensional spline fitting procedures were developed and implemented into a MATLAB code for generating spline fits on structured domains with arbitrary levels of continuity between spline zones. For discretization error estimation, MNP/defect correction only requires a single additional numerical solution on the same grid (as compared to Richardson extrapolation which requires additional numerical solutions on systematically-refined grids). When used for error estimation, it was found that continuity between spline zones was not required. A number of cases were examined including 1D and 2D Burgers equation, the 2D compressible Euler equations, and the 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The discretization error estimation results compared favorably to Richardson extrapolation and had the advantage of only requiring a single grid to be generated.

Sinclair, Andrew J. (Auburn University Auburn, AL); Raju, Anil (Auburn University Auburn, AL); Kurzen, Matthew J. (Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA); Roy, Christopher John (Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA); Phillips, Tyrone S. (Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Heuristic Method for Co-optimization of Pin Assignment and Droplet Routing in Digital Microfluidic Biochip  

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Design automation in Digital micro fluidic biochip is of immense importance in to days clinical diagnosis process. In this paper, we try to build a heuristic algorithm to simultaneously perform droplet routing and electrode actuation. The proposed method ... Keywords: Digital microfluidic biochip, Droplet routing, Pin assignment, Co-optimization heuristic

Ritwik Mukherjee; Hafizur Rahaman; Indrajit Banerjee; Tuhina Samanta; Parthasarathi Dasgupta

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Kinetics of decomposition of Colorado oil shale. I. Oil generation. [Use of isothermal and nonisothermal methods  

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Isothermal and nonisothermal methods were used to investigate the kinetics of oil generation during decomposition of 91.7 l/tonne (22-gal/ton) Colorado oil shale. The average of the results from these two methods gives an activation energy of 52.0 kcal/mole and a frequency factor of 3 x 10/sup 13/s/sup -1/. The process is found to be first order to within experimental error. These results compare favorably with data reported in the literature. The reliability and ease of carrying out nonisothermal kinetic experiments to study solid decomposition reactions is demonstrated. Moreover, nonisothermal experiments more accurately simulate actual in situ processing conditions.

Campbell, J.H.; Koskinas, G.; Stout, N.

1976-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

303

Method for generating a highly reactive plasma for exhaust gas aftertreatment and enhanced catalyst reactivity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for non-thermal plasma aftertreatment of exhaust gases the method comprising the steps of providing short risetime, high frequency, high power bursts of low-duty factor microwaves sufficient to generate a plasma discharge and passing a gas to be treated through the discharge so as to cause dissociative reduction of the exhaust gases and enhanced catalyst reactivity through application of the pulsed microwave fields directly to the catalyst material sufficient to cause a polarizability catastrophe and enhanced heating of the metal crystallite particles of the catalyst, and in the presence or absence of the plasma. The invention also includes a reactor for aftertreatment of exhaust gases.

Whealton, John H. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Storey, John M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Raridon, Richard J. (Oak Ridge, TN); Armfield, Jeffrey S. (Ypsilanti, MI); Bigelow, Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN); Graves, Ronald L. (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Conceptual design and optimization of a 1-1/2 generation PFBC plant task 14. Topical report  

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The economics and performance of advanced pressurized fluidized bed (PFBC) cycles developed for utility applications during the last 10 years (especially the 2nd-Generation PFBC cycle) are projected to be favorable compared to conventional pulverized coal power plants. However, the improved economics of 2nd-Generation PFBC cycles are accompanied by the perception of increased technological risk related to the pressurized carbonizer and its associated gas cleanup systems. A PFBC cycle that removed the uncertainties of the carbonizer while retaining the high efficiency and low cost of a 2nd-Generation PFBC cycle could improve the prospects for early commercialization and pave the way for the introduction of the complete 2nd-Generation PFBC cycle at some later date. One such arrangement is a PFBC cycle with natural gas topping combustion, referred to as the 1.5-Generation PFBC cycle. This cycle combines the advantages of the 2nd-Generation PFBC plant with the reduced risk associated with a gas turbine burning natural gas, and can potentially be part of a phased approach leading to the commercialization of utility 2nd-Generation PFBC cycles. The 1.5-Generation PFBC may also introduce other advantages over the more complicated 2nd-Generation PFBC system. This report describes the technical and economic evaluation of 1.5-Generation PFBC cycles for utility or industrial power generation.

White, J.S.; Witman, P.M.; Harbaugh, L.; Rubow, L.N.; Horazak, D.A.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Detecting Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climate Change with an Optimal Fingerprint Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A strategy using statistically optimal fingerprints to detect anthropogenic climate change is outlined and applied to near-surface temperature trends. The components of this strategy include observations, information about natural climate ...

Gabriele C. Hegerl; Hans von Storch; Klaus Hasselmann; Benjamin D. Santer; Ulrich Cubasch; Philip D. Jones

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Conditional Nonlinear Optimal Perturbations: Adjoint-Free Calculation Method and Preliminary Test  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An ensemble-based approach is proposed to obtain conditional nonlinear optimal perturbation (CNOP), which is a natural extension of linear singular vector to a nonlinear regime. The new approach avoids the use of adjoint technique during ...

Bin Wang; Xiaowei Tan

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Method and apparatus for steam mixing a nuclear fueled electricity generation system  

SciTech Connect

A method and apparatus for improving the efficiency and performance of a nuclear electrical generation system that comprises the addition of steam handling equipment to an existing plant that results in a surprising increase in plant performance. More particularly, a gas turbine electrical generation system with heat recovery boiler is installed along with a micro-jet high pressure and a low pressure mixer superheater. Depending upon plant characteristics, the existing moisture separator reheater (MSR) can be either augmented or done away with. The instant invention enables a reduction in T.sub.hot without a derating of the reactor unit, and improves efficiency of the plant's electrical conversion cycle. Coupled with this advantage is a possible extension of the plant's fuel cycle length due to an increased electrical conversion efficiency. The reduction in T.sub.hot further allows for a surprising extension of steam generator life. An additional advantage is the reduction in erosion/corrosion of secondary system components including turbine blades and diaphragms. The gas turbine generator used in the instant invention can also replace or augment existing peak or emergency power needs. Another benefit of the instant invention is the extension of plant life and the reduction of downtime due to refueling.

Tsiklauri, Georgi V. (Richland, WA); Durst, Bruce M. (Kennewick, WA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Method and apparatus for improving the performance of a nuclear power electrical generation system  

SciTech Connect

A method and apparatus for improving the efficiency and performance a of nuclear electrical generation system that comprises the addition of steam handling equipment to an existing plant that results in a surprising increase in plant performance. More particularly, a gas turbine electrical generation system with heat recovery boiler is installed along with a high pressure and a low pressure mixer superheater. Depending upon plant characteristics, the existing moisture separator reheater (MSR) can be either augmented or done away with. The instant invention enables a reduction in T.sub.hot without a derating of the reactor unit, and improves efficiency of the plant's electrical conversion cycle. Coupled with this advantage is a possible extension of the plant's fuel cycle length due to an increased electrical conversion efficiency. The reduction in T.sub.hot further allows for a surprising extension of steam generator life. An additional advantage is the reduction in erosion/corrosion of secondary system components including turbine blades and diaphragms. The gas turbine generator used in the instant invention can also replace or augment existing peak or emergency power needs.

Tsiklauri, Georgi V. (Richland, WA); Durst, Bruce M. (Kennewick, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Method and apparatus for improving the performance of a nuclear power electrical generation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for improving the efficiency and performance a of nuclear electrical generation system that comprises the addition of steam handling equipment to an existing plant that results in a surprising increase in plant performance. More particularly, a gas turbine electrical generation system with heat recovery boiler is installed along with a high pressure and a low pressure mixer superheater. Depending upon plant characteristics, the existing moisture separator reheater (MSR) can be either augmented or done away with. The instant invention enables a reduction in T.sub.hot without a derating of the reactor unit, and improves efficiency of the plant's electrical conversion cycle. Coupled with this advantage is a possible extension of the plant's fuel cycle length due to an increased electrical conversion efficiency. The reduction in T.sub.hot further allows for a surprising extension of steam generator life. An additional advantage is the reduction in erosion/corrosion of secondary system components including turbine blades and diaphragms. The gas turbine generator used in the instant invention can also replace or augment existing peak or emergency power needs.

Tsiklauri, Georgi V. (Richland, WA); Durst, Bruce M. (Kennewick, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Method and apparatus for steam mixing a nuclear fueled electricity generation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for improving the efficiency and performance of a nuclear electrical generation system that comprises the addition of steam handling equipment to an existing plant that results in a surprising increase in plant performance. More particularly, a gas turbine electrical generation system with heat recovery boiler is installed along with a micro-jet high pressure and a low pressure mixer superheater. Depending upon plant characteristics, the existing moisture separator reheater (MSR) can be either augmented or done away with. The instant invention enables a reduction in T.sub.hot without a derating of the reactor unit, and improves efficiency of the plant's electrical conversion cycle. Coupled with this advantage is a possible extension of the plant's fuel cycle length due to an increased electrical conversion efficiency. The reduction in T.sub.hot further allows for a surprising extension of steam generator life. An additional advantage is the reduction in erosion/corrosion of secondary system components including turbine blades and diaphragms. The gas turbine generator used in the instant invention can also replace or augment existing peak or emergency power needs. Another benefit of the instant invention is the extension of plant life and the reduction of downtime due to refueling.

Tsiklauri, Georgi V. (Richland, WA); Durst, Bruce M. (Kennewick, WA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Investigating different passive methods for enhancement of low voltage ride through capability of Doubly Fed Induction Generator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years with the increasing use of wind generators in power systems the issue of keeping these generators stable and maintaining their connection to the network in the presence of fault or voltage sag has gained a great importance. In this paper some enhancement methods for the low voltage ride through of Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Mathematical methods in material science and large scale optimization workshops: Final report, June 1, 1995-November 30, 1996  

SciTech Connect

The summer program in Large Scale Optimization concentrated largely on process engineering, aerospace engineering, inverse problems and optimal design, and molecular structure and protein folding. The program brought together application people, optimizers, and mathematicians with interest in learning about these topics. Three proceedings volumes are being prepared. The year in Materials Sciences deals with disordered media and percolation, phase transformations, composite materials, microstructure; topological and geometric methods as well as statistical mechanics approach to polymers (included were Monte Carlo simulation for polymers); miscellaneous other topics such as nonlinear optical material, particulate flow, and thin film. All these activities saw strong interaction among material scientists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers. About 8 proceedings volumes are being prepared.

Friedman, A. [Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis, MN (United States). Inst. for Mathematics and Its Applications

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Systematic method of generating new integrable systems via inverse Miura maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We provide a new natural interpretation of the Lax representation for an integrable system; that is, the spectral problem is the linearized form of a Miura transformation between the original system and a modified version of it. On the basis of this interpretation, we formulate a systematic method of identifying modified integrable systems that can be mapped to a given integrable system by Miura transformations. Thus, this method can be used to generate new integrable systems from known systems through inverse Miura maps; it can be applied to both continuous and discrete systems in 1 + 1 dimensions as well as in 2 + 1 dimensions. The effectiveness of the method is illustrated using examples such as the nonlinear Schroedinger (NLS) system, the Zakharov-Ito system (two-component KdV), the three-wave interaction system, the Yajima-Oikawa system, the Ablowitz-Ladik lattice (integrable space-discrete NLS), and two (2 + 1)-dimensional NLS systems.

Tsuchida, Takayuki [Okayama Institute for Quantum Physics, Kyoyama 1-9-1, Okayama 700-0015 (Japan)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

314

Generator-absorber-heat exchange heat transfer apparatus and method and use thereof in a heat pump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Numerous embodiments and related methods for generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) are disclosed, particularly for absorption heat pump systems. Such embodiments and related methods use the working solution of the absorption system for the heat transfer medium.

Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI); Zawacki, Thomas S. (St. Joseph, MI); Marsala, Joseph (Glen Ellyn, IL)

1994-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

315

Method of computer generation and projection recording of microholograms for holographic memory systems: mathematical modelling and experimental implementation  

SciTech Connect

A method of computer generation and projection recording of microholograms for holographic memory systems is presented; the results of mathematical modelling and experimental implementation of the method are demonstrated. (holographic memory)

Betin, A Yu; Bobrinev, V I; Evtikhiev, N N; Zherdev, A Yu; Zlokazov, E Yu; Lushnikov, D S; Markin, V V; Odinokov, S B; Starikov, S N; Starikov, R S

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

316

Generator-absorber-heat exchange heat transfer apparatus and method and use thereof in a heat pump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Numerous embodiments and related methods for generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) are disclosed, particularly for absorption heat pump systems. Such embodiments and related methods use, as the heat transfer medium, the working fluid of the absorption system taken from the generator at a location where the working fluid has a rich liquor concentration.

Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI); Zawacki, Thomas S. (St. Joseph, MI)

1998-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

317

Design method to determine the optimal distribution and amount of insulation for in-ground heat storage tanks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The seasonal sensible heat storage model developed by F.C. Hooper and C.R. Attwater is modified to describe the thermal behaviour of the soil regime surrounding cylindrical, in-ground, heat storage tanks with optimally distributed insulation. The model assumes steady-state heat transfer, and the surrounding soil is considered to be homogeneous and isotropic. Changes in soil thermal properties due to moisture migration, whether driven by thermal or hydrostatic gradients, are assumed negligible. The optimal distribution is determined using the method of Lagrange multipliers. It is shown that the marginal cost per unit of energy lost and per unit of tank surface area must be the same at all points on the surface of the tank as the condition for minimum total heat loss with a given total investment in insulation. This condition appears to apply for all axi-symmetric in-ground tank geometries. For a given volume of insulation, the incremental increase in storage efficiency with an optimal redistribution of the insulation is a function of tank geometry. The problem of determining the optimal total investment in insulation for a given marginal cost of fuel is described and a method of solution is outlined.

Williams, G.T.; Attwater, C.R.; Hooper, F.C.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2011  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimization and homotopy methods for the Gibbs free energy of magmatic mixtures ... On DC. optimization algorithms for solving minmax flow problems

319

Magnetic filter apparatus and method for generating cold plasma in semicoductor processing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing a plasma flood having a low electron temperature to a semiconductor target region during an ion implantation process. The plasma generator providing the plasma is coupled to a magnetic filter which allows ions and low energy electrons to pass therethrough while retaining captive the primary or high energy electrons. The ions and low energy electrons form a "cold plasma" which is diffused in the region of the process surface while the ion implantation process takes place.

Vella, Michael C. (San Leandro, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Method of making compost and spawned compost, mushroom spawn and generating methane gas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Newly designed ribbon-type mixers provide an improved method for making composts, aerating composts, growing mushroom spawn, generating methane gas, and filling conveyors in the mushroom-growing industry. The mixers may be the double-ribbon type for purely mixing operations or the single-ribbon type for moving the material from one place to another. Both types can operate under pressure. In preparing compost for mushroom growing, operators can first use the airtight mixers for a preliminary anaerobic fermentation to produce methane, then by changing the atmosphere to an oxidizing one, complete the compost preparation under the necessary aerobic conditions.

Stoller, B.B.

1981-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An extremal optimization search method for the protein folding problem: the go-model example  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The protein folding problem consists of predicting the functional (native)structure of the protein given its linear sequence of amino acids. Despite extensive progress made in understanding the process of protein folding, this problem still remains ... Keywords: extremal optimization, go-model, protein folding

Alena Shmygelska

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Minimization of voltage deviation and power losses in power networks using Pareto optimization methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Voltage regulation is an important task in electrical engineering for controlling node voltages in a power network. A widely used solution for the problem of voltage regulation is based on adjusting the taps in under load tap changers (ULTCs) power transformers ... Keywords: Multi-objective optimization, Power distribution network, Power losses, Under load tap changers, Voltage regulation

Francisco G. Montoya; Raúl Baños; Consolación Gil; Antonio Espín; Alfredo Alcayde; Julio Gómez

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

A MPPT Control Method of PV System Based on Fuzzy Logic and Particle Swarm Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the view of the fact that if crystalline silicon cell's photovoltaic system used for power output can not be controlled, it is hard to grantee the maximum power output, which will cause energy dissipation and high cost. Regarding the PV inverter system ... Keywords: MPPT, Fuzzy Logic, Particle Swarm Optimization

Yufeng Hu; Jun Liu; Bin Liu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Utilization of variation optimization for location of emitter of random noise signal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the paper the information method for optimal location of random noise signal emitter is suggested. The optimization is carried out on energy-information criterion, which makes it possible to locate site of generator of noise signal using geometric ...

H. H. Asadov; N. A. Abdullayev; M. J. Kerimov; E. F. Dadashov

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Analysis and optimization of the Graz cycle : a coal fired power generation scheme with near-zero carbon dioxide emissions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Humans are releasing record amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through the combustion of fossil fuels in power generation plants. With mounting evidence that this carbon dioxide is a leading cause of global ...

Alexander, Brentan R

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

System and method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array according to one embodiment includes gathering a data set for a focal plane array when exposed to light or radiation from a first known target; analyzing the data set for determining which pixels or subpixels of the focal plane array to add to a deselect mapping; adding the pixels or subpixels to the deselect mapping based on the analysis; and storing the deselect mapping. A method for gathering data using a focal plane array according to another embodiment includes deselecting pixels or subpixels based on a deselect mapping; gathering a data set using pixels or subpixels in a focal plane array that are not deselected upon exposure thereof to light or radiation from a target of interest; and outputting the data set.

Bixler, Jay V; Brandt, Timothy G; Conger, James L; Lawson, Janice K

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

327

Method of controlling temperature of a thermoelectric generator in an exhaust system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of controlling the temperature of a thermoelectric generator (TEG) in an exhaust system of an engine is provided. The method includes determining the temperature of the heated side of the TEG, determining exhaust gas flow rate through the TEG, and determining the exhaust gas temperature through the TEG. A rate of change in temperature of the heated side of the TEG is predicted based on the determined temperature, the determined exhaust gas flow rate, and the determined exhaust gas temperature through the TEG. Using the predicted rate of change of temperature of the heated side, exhaust gas flow rate through the TEG is calculated that will result in a maximum temperature of the heated side of the TEG less than a predetermined critical temperature given the predicted rate of change in temperature of the heated side of the TEG. A corresponding apparatus is provided.

Prior, Gregory P; Reynolds, Michael G; Cowgill, Joshua D

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

328

Particle swarm optimization for biomass-fuelled systems with technical constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a binary particle swarm optimization-based method to accomplish optimal location of biomass-fuelled systems for distributed power generation. The approach also provides the supply area for the biomass plant and takes technical constraints ... Keywords: Binary particle swarm optimization, Biomass, Distributed power generation, Profitability index, Solid oxide fuel cell

P. Reche López; F. Jurado; N. Ruiz Reyes; S. García Galán; M. Gómez

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Next Generation Nuclear Plant Methods Research and Development Technical Program Plan -- PLN-2498  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the great challenges of designing and licensing the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) is to confirm that the intended VHTR analysis tools can be used confidently to make decisions and to assure all that the reactor systems are safe and meet the performance objectives of the Generation IV Program. The research and development (R&D) projects defined in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Design Methods Development and Validation Program will ensure that the tools used to perform the required calculations and analyses can be trusted. The Methods R&D tasks are designed to ensure that the calculational envelope of the tools used to analyze the VHTR reactor systems encompasses, or is larger than, the operational and transient envelope of the VHTR itself. The Methods R&D focuses on the development of tools to assess the neutronic and thermal fluid behavior of the plant. The fuel behavior and fission product transport models are discussed in the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) program plan. Various stress analysis and mechanical design tools will also need to be developed and validated and will ultimately also be included in the Methods R&D Program Plan. The calculational envelope of the neutronics and thermal-fluids software tools intended to be used on the NGNP is defined by the scenarios and phenomena that these tools can calculate with confidence. The software tools can only be used confidently when the results they produce have been shown to be in reasonable agreement with first-principle results, thought-problems, and data that describe the “highly ranked” phenomena inherent in all operational conditions and important accident scenarios for the VHTR.

Richard R. Schultz; Abderrafi M. Ougouag; David W. Nigg; Hans D. Gougar; Richard W. Johnson; William K. Terry; Chang H. Oh; Donald W. McEligot; Gary W. Johnsen; Glenn E. McCreery; Woo Y. Yoon; James W. Sterbentz; J. Steve Herring; Temitope A. Taiwo; Thomas Y. C. Wei; William D. Pointer; Won S. Yang; Michael T. Farmer; Hussein S. Khalil; Madeline A. Feltus

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Methods, systems and apparatus for optimization of third harmonic current injection in a multi-phase machine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods, system and apparatus are provided for increasing voltage utilization in a five-phase vector controlled machine drive system that employs third harmonic current injection to increase torque and power output by a five-phase machine. To do so, a fundamental current angle of a fundamental current vector is optimized for each particular torque-speed of operating point of the five-phase machine.

Gallegos-Lopez, Gabriel

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

331

Steam Generator Management Program: Applicability of EDF's Steam Generator Blockage Ratio Estimation Method to Plant Shutdown Transients  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricité de France (EDF) has developed a technique that it uses to estimate the level of deposit buildup on steam generator tube support plates at its pressurized water reactor (PWR) units in France. The technique could potentially be of use to other PWR operators, but it needs to be carefully evaluated to determine what adaptations would be necessary to enable it to be used accurately at other plants. This report documents work undertaken by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and EDF to det...

2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

332

High temperature adhesive silicone foam composition, foam generating system and method of generating foam. [For access denial  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Access to a space is impeded by generation of a sticky foam from a silicone polymer and a low boiling solvent such as a halogenated hydrocarbon. In a preferred aspect, the formulation is polydimethylsiloxane gel mixed with F502 Freon as a solvent and blowing agent, and pressurized with CO/sub 2/ in a vessel to about 250 PSI, whereby when the vessel is opened, a sticky and solvent resistant foam is deployed. The foam is deployable, over a wide range of temperatures, adhering to wet surfaces as well as dry, is stable over long periods of time and does not propagate flame or lose adhesive properties during an externally supported burn.

Mead, J.W.; Montoya, O.J.; Rand, P.B.; Willan, V.O.

1983-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

333

Variable cooling circuit for thermoelectric generator and engine and method of control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is provided that includes an engine, an exhaust system, and a thermoelectric generator (TEG) operatively connected to the exhaust system and configured to allow exhaust gas flow therethrough. A first radiator is operatively connected to the engine. An openable and closable engine valve is configured to open to permit coolant to circulate through the engine and the first radiator when coolant temperature is greater than a predetermined minimum coolant temperature. A first and a second valve are controllable to route cooling fluid from the TEG to the engine through coolant passages under a first set of operating conditions to establish a first cooling circuit, and from the TEG to a second radiator through at least some other coolant passages under a second set of operating conditions to establish a second cooling circuit. A method of controlling a cooling circuit is also provided.

Prior, Gregory P

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

334

Optimization Online - Optimal Job Scheduling with Day-ahead Price ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Aug 17, 2011 ... Optimization Online. Optimal Job Scheduling with Day-ahead Price and Random Local Distributed Generation: A Two-stage Robust Approach.

335

Analysis of Spontaneous Mass Generation by Iterative Method in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio Model and Gauge Theories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a new iterative method to directly calculate the spontaneous mass generation due to the dynamical chiral symmetry breaking. We can conclude the physical mass definitely without recourse to any other consideration like the free energy comparison.

Ken-Ichi Aoki; Shinnosuke Onai; Daisuke Sato

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

336

Brief announcement: towards a communication optimal fast multipole method and its implications at exascale  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the first in-depth models for compute and memory costs of the kernel-independent Fast Multipole Method (KIFMM). The Fast Multiple Method (FMM) has asymptotically linear time complexity with a guaranteed approximation accuracy, making ... Keywords: cache complexity analysis, exascale, fast multipole method, performance modeling

Aparna Chandramowlishwaran; JeeWhan Choi; Kamesh Madduri; Richard Vuduc

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Optimal Policy of a Server System with Replication Buffering Relay Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, a replication buffering relay method has been used for a server system. The replication buffering relay method replicates data synchronously and enables a fast system migration when a disaster has occurred in the main site. We have already ... Keywords: server system, disaster recovery, replication buffering relay method, cost effectiveness

Mitsutaka Kimura; Mitsuhiro Imaizumi; Toshio Nakagawa

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A comparison of taxonomy generation techniques using bibliometric methods : applied to research strategy formulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the modeling of research landscapes through the automatic generation of hierarchical structures (taxonomies) comprised of terms related to a given research field. Several different taxonomy generation ...

Camiña, Steven L

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Extending a CAD-Based Cartesian Mesh Generator for the Lattice Boltzmann Method  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the development of a custom preprocessor for the PaRAllel Thermal Hydraulics simulations using Advanced Mesoscopic methods (PRATHAM) code based on an open-source mesh generator, CartGen [1]. PRATHAM is a three-dimensional (3D) lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) based parallel flow simulation software currently under development at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The LBM algorithm in PRATHAM requires a uniform, coordinate system-aligned, non-body-fitted structured mesh for its computational domain. CartGen [1], which is a GNU-licensed open source code, already comes with some of the above needed functionalities. However, it needs to be further extended to fully support the LBM specific preprocessing requirements. Therefore, CartGen is being modified to (i) be compiler independent while converting a neutral-format STL (Stereolithography) CAD geometry to a uniform structured Cartesian mesh, (ii) provide a mechanism for PRATHAM to import the mesh and identify the fluid/solid domains, and (iii) provide a mechanism to visually identify and tag the domain boundaries on which to apply different boundary conditions.

Cantrell, J Nathan [ORNL; Inclan, Eric J [ORNL; Joshi, Abhijit S [ORNL; Popov, Emilian L [ORNL; Jain, Prashant K [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Â… Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)  

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

House geometries are among the many House geometries are among the many options users can enter in BEopt. Results shown here are rendered in SketchUp and show neighboring houses for shading analysis. To achieve Building America's ambitious energy-efficiency goals, it becomes increasingly important that researchers can identify the most cost-effective, high-performance improvements. BEopt has proven to be an invaluable analysis tool enabling Building America and its research partners to progress to zero net-energy new homes and deep energy retrofits. There are many energy analysis software tools out there-some do optimization, some do residential analysis, some do retrofit analysis, some come pre-packaged with options and costs, etc. With support from DOE's Building America program, researchers at the National Renewable Energy

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341

System and method to improve the power output and longetivity of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

By using the helium generated by the alpha emissions of a thermoelectric generator during space travel for cooling, the thermal degradation of the thermoelectric generator can be slowed. Slowing degradation allows missions to be longer with little additional expense or payload.

Mowery, Jr., Alfred L. (Potomac, MD)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Digital slip frequency generator and method for determining the desired slip frequency  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The output frequency of an electric power generator is kept constant with variable rotor speed by automatic adjustment of the excitation slip frequency. The invention features a digital slip frequency generator which provides sine and cosine waveforms from a look-up table, which are combined with real and reactive power output of the power generator.

Klein, Frederick F. (Monroeville, PA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

System and method to improve the power output and longetivity of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

By using the helium generated by the alpha emissions of a thermoelectric generator during space travel for cooling the thermal degradation of the thermoelectric generator can be slowed. Slowing degradation allows missions to be longer with little additional expense or payload.

Mowery, A.L. Jr.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

344

Method and apparatus for optimizing the efficiency and quality of laser material processing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The efficiency of laser welding and other laser material processing is optimized according to this invention by rotating the plane of polarization of a linearly polarized laser beam in relation to a work piece of the material being processed simultaneously and in synchronization with steering the laser beam over the work piece so as to keep the plane of polarization parallel to either the plane of incidence or the direction of travel of the beam in relation to the work piece. Also, depending to some extent on the particular processing being accomplished, such as welding or fusing, the angle of incidence of the laser beam on the work piece is kept at or near the polarizing or Brewster's angle. The combination of maintaining the plane of polarization parallel to plane of incidence while also maintaining the angle of incidence at or near the polarizing or Brewster's angle results in only minimal, if any, reflection losses during laser welding. Also, coordinating rotation of the plane of polarization with the translation or steering of a work piece under a laser cutting beam maximizes efficiency and kerf geometry, regardless of the direction of cut. 7 figs.

Susemihl, I.

1990-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

345

Method and apparatus for optimizing the efficiency and quality of laser material processing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The efficiency of laser welding and other laser material processing is optimized according to this invention by rotating the plane of polarization of a linearly polarized laser beam in relation to a work piece of the material being processed simultaneously and in synchronization with steering the laser beam over the work piece so as to keep the plane of polarization parallel to either the plane of incidence or the direction of travel of the beam in relation to the work piece. Also, depending to some extent on the particular processing being accomplished, such as welding or fusing, the angle of incidence of the laser beam on the work piece is kept at or near the polarizing or Brewster's angle. The combination of maintaining the plane of polarization parallel to plane of incidence while also maintaining the angle of incidence at or near the polarizing or Brewster's angle results in only minimal, if any, reflection losses during laser welding. Also, coordinating rotation of the plane of polarization with the translation or steering of a work piece under a laser cutting beam maximizes efficiency and kerf geometry, regardless of the direction of cut.

Susemihl, Ingo (Norderstedt, DE)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Solution of Nonlinear Finite Difference Ocean Models by Optimization Methods with Sensitivity and Observational Strategy Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dynamical models driven by “observed” forcing fields (e.g., the wind) have a true solution uncertainty owing to observational errors in the driving. This uncertainty is usually hidden from view because conventional numerical methods do not easily ...

Jens Schröter; Carl Wunsch

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Integrated method to create optimal dynamic strategic plans for corporate technology start-ups  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents an innovative method for evaluating and dynamically planning the development of uncertain technology investments. Its crux centers on a paradigm shift in the way managers assess investments, toward an ...

Mikati, Samir Omar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Automatic Test Case Generation Using Multi-protocol Test Method Soo-in Lee, Yongbum Park, and Myungchul Kim  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automatic Test Case Generation Using Multi-protocol Test Method Soo-in Lee, Yongbum Park, mckim}@icu.ac.kr Abstract - A method for testing multi-protocol implementation under test (IUT) with a single test suite has been proposed in the literature. It tests a multi-protocol IUT in an integrated way

Lee, Ben

349

Generator-absorber-heat exchange heat transfer apparatus and method and use thereof in a heat pump  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Numerous embodiments and related methods for generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) are disclosed, particularly for absorption heat pump systems. Such embodiments and related methods use the working solution of the absorption system for the heat transfer medium. A combination of weak and rich liquor working solution is used as the heat transfer medium.

Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI); Zawacki, Thomas S. (St. Joseph, MI)

1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

350

Method, system and computer program product for monitoring and optimizing fluid extraction from geologic strata  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arrangement which utilizes an inexpensive flap valve/flow transducer combination and a simple local supervisory control system to monitor and/or control the operation of a positive displacement pump used to extract petroleum from geologic strata. The local supervisory control system controls the operation of an electric motor which drives a reciprocating positive displacement pump so as to maximize the volume of petroleum extracted from the well per pump stroke while minimizing electricity usage and pump-off situations. By reducing the electrical demand and pump-off (i.e., "pounding" or "fluid pound") occurrences, operating and maintenance costs should be reduced sufficiently to allow petroleum recovery from marginally productive petroleum fields. The local supervisory control system includes one or more applications to at least collect flow signal data generated during operation of the positive displacement pump. No flow, low flow and flow duration are easily evaluated using the flap valve/flow transducer arrangement.

Medizade, Masoud (San Luis Obispo, CA); Ridgely, John Robert (Los Osos, CA)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

351

Wind Turbine/Generator Set and Method of Making Same - Energy ...  

A wind turbine comprising an electrical generator that includes a rotor assembly. A wind rotor that includes a wind rotor hub is directly coupled to the rotor ...

352

Method for generating a mesh representation of a region characterized by a trunk and a branch thereon  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a meshing method, called grafting, that lifts the prior art constraint on abutting surfaces, including surfaces that are linking, source/target, or other types of surfaces of the trunk volume. The grafting method locally modifies the structured mesh of the linking surfaces allowing the mesh to conform to additional surface features. Thus, the grafting method can provide a transition between multiple sweep directions extending sweeping algorithms to 23/4-D solids. The method is also suitable for use with non-sweepable volumes; the method provides a transition between meshes generated by methods other than sweeping as well.

Shepherd, Jason (Albuquerque, NM); Mitchell, Scott A. (Albuquerque, NM); Jankovich, Steven R. (Anaheim, CA); Benzley, Steven E. (Provo, UT)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

353

Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants. [US DOE Patent  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for efficiently operating a Rankine cycle power plant to maximize fuel utilization efficiency or energy conversion efficiency or minimize costs by selecting a turbine fluid inlet state which is substantially on the area adjacent and including the transposed critical temperature line.

Pope, W.L.; Pines, H.S.; Doyle, P.A.; Silvester, L.F.

1980-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

354

Method and means for a spatial and temporal probe for laser-generated plumes based on density gradients  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and means are disclosed for a spatial and temporal probe for laser generated plumes based on density gradients includes generation of a plume of vaporized material from a surface by an energy source. The probe laser beam is positioned so that the plume passes through the probe laser beam. Movement of the probe laser beam caused by refraction from the density gradient of the plume is monitored. Spatial and temporal information, correlated to one another, is then derived. 15 figs.

Yeung, E.S.; Chen, G.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Method and means for a spatial and temporal probe for laser-generated plumes based on density gradients  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and means for a spatial and temporal probe for laser generated plumes based on density gradients includes generation of a plume of vaporized material from a surface by an energy source. The probe laser beam is positioned so that the plume passes through the probe laser beam. Movement of the probe laser beam caused by refraction from the density gradient of the plume is monitored. Spatial and temporal information, correlated to one another, is then derived.

Yeung, Edward S. (Ames, IA); Chen, Guoying (Laramie, WY)

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

A method of optimizing solar control and daylighting performance in commercial office buildings  

SciTech Connect

We present a method for analyzing the annual cooling and lighting electricity use and peak demand associated with varying fenestration and lighting strategies in commercial office buildings. A prototypical office building module consisting of four perimeter zones and a central core zone was defined and a series of DOE-2 building energy simulations were completed to create a data base for varying fenestration and lighting system parameters. Using regression analysis procedures, we characterize energy and peak performance patterns as a function of solar aperture, defined as the product of shading coefficient and window-to-wall ratio, and effective daylighting aperture, defined as the product of visible transmittance and window-to-wall ratio. Optimum performance consists of defining the solar and effective daylighting aperture values that minimize annual energy consumption and peak demand, a process easily facilitated by the methods described herein.

Sullivan, R.; Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Optimized Cleaning Method for Producing Device Quality InP(100) Surfaces  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A very effective, two-step chemical etching method to produce clean InP(100) surfaces when combined with thermal annealing has been developed. The hydrogen peroxide/sulfuric acid based solutions, which are successfully used to clean GaAs(100) surfaces, leave a significant amount of residual oxide on the InP surface which can not be removed by thermal annealing. Therefore, a second chemical etching step is needed to remove the oxide. We found that strong acid solutions with HCl or H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} are able to remove the surface oxide and leave the InP surface passivated with elemental P which is, in turn, terminated with H. This yields a hydrophobic surface and allows for lower temperatures to be used during annealing. We also determined that the effectiveness of oxide removal is strongly dependent on the concentration of the acid. Surfaces cleaned by HF solutions were also studied and result in a hydrophilic surface with F terminated surface In atoms. The chemical reactions leading to the differences in behavior between InP and GaAs are analyzed and the optimum cleaning method for InP is discussed.

Sun, Y.

2005-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

358

Optimization Online Digest -- December 2012  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Optimization Online Digest — December 2012. Applications ... Solving the integrated airline recovery problem using column-and-row generation. Stephen J  ...

359

Device and method for generating a beam of acoustic energy from a borehole, and applications thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In some aspects of the invention, a device, positioned within a well bore, configured to generate and direct an acoustic beam into a rock formation around a borehole is disclosed. The device comprises a source configured to generate a first signal at a first frequency and a second signal at a second frequency; a transducer configured to receive the generated first and the second signals and produce acoustic waves at the first frequency and the second frequency; and a non-linear material, coupled to the transducer, configured to generate a collimated beam with a frequency equal to the difference between the first frequency and the second frequency by a non-linear mixing process, wherein the non-linear material includes one or more of a mixture of liquids, a solid, a granular material, embedded microspheres, or an emulsion.

Vu, Cung Khac (Houston, TX); Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM); Pantea, Cristian (Los Alamos, NM); Nihei, Kurt (Oakland, CA); Schmitt, Denis P. (Katy, TX); Skelt, Christopher (Houston, TX)

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

360

Comparison of Methods Used to Generate Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts over South America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, the quality of several probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecasts (PQPFs) is examined. The analysis is focused over South America during a 2-month period in the warm season. Several ways of generating and calibrating the ...

Juan Ruiz; Celeste Saulo; Eugenia Kalnay

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brief paper: A method for optimal control and filtering of multitime-scale linear singularly-perturbed stochastic systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce a transformation for the exact closed-loop decomposition of the optimal Kalman filter and the linear quadratic optimal controller of multi time scale continuous-time, linear, singularly-perturbed stochastic systems. The solution ... Keywords: Algebraic Riccati equation, Decoupling, Kalman filters, Multi time scale systems, Optimal linear control, Order reduction, Singularly-perturbed systems

N. Prljaca; Z. Gajic

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Optimization Online - Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2013  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2013. January 2013. Generating moment matching scenarios using optimization techniques. Sanjay Mehrotra, David ...

363

Method of optimizing the efficiency of a steam turbine power plant  

SciTech Connect

A method is disclosed for improving the operational efficiency of a steam turbine power plant by governing the adjustment of the throttle steam pressure of a steam turbine at a desired power plant output demand value. In the preferred embodiment, the impulse chamber pressure of a high pressure section of the steam turbine is measured as a representation of the steam flow through the steam turbine. At times during the operation of the plant at the desired output demand value, the throttle pressure is perturbed. The impulse chamber pressure is measured before and after the perturbations of the throttle pressure. Because changing thermodynamic conditions may occur possibly as a result of the perturbations and provide an erroneous representation of the steam flow through the turbine, the impulse chamber pressure measurements are compensated for determined measurable thermodynamic conditions in the steam turbine. A compensated change in impulse chamber pressure measurement in a decreasing direction as a result of the direction of perturbation of the steam throttle pressure may indicate that further adjustment in the same direction is beneficial in minimizing the steam flow through the steam turbine at the desired plant output demand value. The throttle steam pressure adjustment may be continually perturbed in the same direction until the compensated change in impulse chamber pressure before and after measurements falls below a predetermined value, whereby the steam flow is considered substantially at a minimum for the desired plant output demand value.

Silvestri, G.J.

1981-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

364

Optimization of a rapid microbiological method for the assessment of lysine bioavailability of animal feed proteins  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Achieving nutritional requirements can be a difficult hics. task with the wide variety of protein sources utilized in the feed industry. Assessing the biological availability of amino acids in protein sources rapidly is essential to satisfy dietary requirements and for least cost feed formulation. Of the amino acids, lysine is of key importance due to it being first or second limiting in poultry diets. Therefore, a deficiency or absence of lysine can halt protein synthesis in the animal hindering proper growth and maintenance. The standard method to quantitate the biological availability of lysine is to perform animal growth or digestibility assays, but such assays do not provide a cost effective, timely and reliable determination of lysine availability. Microbiological assays are a rapid and cost effective alternative to animal bioassays. Auxotrophic mutants of Escherichia coli have been shown to be an accurate indicator of amino acid availability in various protein sources when compared to animal and chemical data. The objective of this research is to develop a more rapid in vitro amino acid bioassay for lysine utilizing an E. coli lysine auxotroph that is comparable to conventional in vitro assays for lysine bioavailability. This involves (1) developing a standard medium for lysine assessment of protein sources that will eliminate background microform from protein sources (2) developing a standardized enzyme digest step that can be used on a wide variety of protein sources and (3) developing a luminescent lysine auxotroph strain of E. coli for more rapid lysine assessment. Completion of these objectives will allow the rapid determination of lysine availability and potentially replace animal bioassays resulting in improvements in nutritional quality and cost effectiveness of diets for animal consumption.

Erickson, Anne Marie

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Wind turbine generators having wind assisted cooling systems and cooling methods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wind generator includes: a nacelle; a hub carried by the nacelle and including at least a pair of wind turbine blades; and an electricity producing generator including a stator and a rotor carried by the nacelle. The rotor is connected to the hub and rotatable in response to wind acting on the blades to rotate the rotor relative to the stator to generate electricity. A cooling system is carried by the nacelle and includes at least one ambient air inlet port opening through a surface of the nacelle downstream of the hub and blades, and a duct for flowing air from the inlet port in a generally upstream direction toward the hub and in cooling relation to the stator.

Bagepalli, Bharat (Niskayuna, NY); Barnes, Gary R. (Delanson, NY); Gadre, Aniruddha D. (Rexford, NY); Jansen, Patrick L. (Scotia, NY); Bouchard, Jr., Charles G. (Schenectady, NY); Jarczynski, Emil D. (Scotia, NY); Garg, Jivtesh (Cambridge, MA)

2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

366

Method and means for generating a synchronizing pulse from a repetitive wave of varying frequency  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An event that occurs repetitively at continuously changing frequencies can be used to generate a triggering pulse which is used to synchronize or control. The triggering pulse is generated at a predetermined percentage of the period of the repetitive waveform without regard to frequency. Counts are accumulated in two counters, the first counting during the "on" fraction of the period, and the second counting during the "off" fraction. The counts accumulated during each cycle are compared. On equality the trigger pulse is generated. Count input rates to each counter are determined by the ratio of the on-off fractions of the event waveform and the desired phase relationship. This invention is of particular utility in providing a trigger or synchronizing pulse during the open period of the shutter of a high-speed framing camera during its acceleration as well as its period of substantially constant speed.

DeVolpi, Alexander (Lisle, IL); Pecina, Ronald J. (Westchester, IL); Travis, Dale J. (Lockport, IL)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Optimization of Jatropha Oil Extraction and Its By-Product Utilization by Pyrolysis Method  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since the price of fossil fuel has increased, petroleum resources have been restricted and the environmental effects have been of great concern. Biofuel has been considered to be a good solution because it is a clean, non-pollutant and a renewable energy. Biodiesel is one alternative energy that plays a major role in the energy industry. So, the development of biofuel process is more interesting. Jatropha curcas L. is considered as an alternative energy source in order to help solve the energy crisis. The purpose of this research is to investigate the optimum condition of Jatropha seed extraction via a screw press and its by-product utilization by a pyrolysis method for achieving the maximum mass conversion and energy recovery. In this study, Jatropha seeds were first extracted by a screw press with different discharge aperture sizes, namely, number 4 (4.0 mm), 8 (7.0 mm), and 10 (10.5 mm). The by-product obtained from a screw press was then performed pyrolysis runs at the operating temperatures of 400, 500, and 600 degrees C. Results revealed that the optimum condition was achieved when using discharge aperture number 8 (7.0 mm) for a screw press and performing the pyrolysis of the by- product at 500 degrees C. The mass conversion efficiency of 35.8% refined oil, 21.8% bio-char, 14.6% bio-oil, and 11.7% syn-gas were obtained. Therefore, the utilization of by-product using a pyrolysis can enhance the effectiveness of Jatropha oil extraction with only 16% mass losses occurred. In addition, the gross heating values of the products were observed as 39.6 MJ/kg for the refined oil, 35.1 MJ/kg for the bio-oil, 27.5 MJ/kg for the bio-char, and 2.1 MJ/kg for the syn-gas. Due to a high mass conversion efficiency and energy content of Jatropha products, Jatropha has the potential to serve as an alternative energy source.

Kongkasawan, Jinjuta 1987-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Methods for generating and shaping a seismic energy pulse. [Primacord explosive under water  

SciTech Connect

A straight piece of Primacord is suspended in water and detonated by a blasting cap. The primary and surface-reflected pulses are combined to shape the seismic signal by choosing the length and depth of the Primacord and the position of the blasting cap. The effects of the bubble or secondary seismic pulses are reduced because of the elongated bubbles generated.

Itria, O.A.

1975-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

369

Generation of pornographic blacklist and its incremental update using an inverse chi-square based method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presented an inverse chi-square based web content classification system that works along with an incremental update mechanism for incremental generation of pornographic blacklist. The proposed system, as indicated from the experimental results, ... Keywords: Incremental update, Inverse chi-square function, Pornographic blacklist, Web content classification

Lung-Hao Lee; Cheng-Jye Luh

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Hardware generation of arbitrary random number distributions from uniform distributions via the inversion method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an automated methodology for producing hardware-based random number generator (RNG) designs for arbitrary distributions using the inverse cumulative distribution function (ICDF). The ICDF is evaluated via piecewise polynomial approximation ... Keywords: Chebyshev approximation and theory, algorithms implemented in hardware, automatic synthesis, computer arithmetic, elementary function approximation, error analysis, gate arrays, piecewise polynomial approximation

Ray C. C. Cheung; Dong-U Lee; Wayne Luk; John D. Villasenor

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

The use of the Taguchi method with grey relational analysis and a neural network to optimize a novel GMA welding process  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this paper is to present an integrated approach using the Taguchi method (TM), grey relational analysis (GRA) and a neural network (NN) to optimize the weld bead geometry in a novel gas metal arc (GMA) welding process. The TM is first ... Keywords: Gas metal arc welding, Grey relational analysis, Neural networks, Taguchi method

Hsuan-Liang Lin

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Method for generating extreme ultraviolet with mather-type plasma accelerators for use in Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and method for generating extremely short-wave ultraviolet electromagnetic wave uses two intersecting plasma beams generated by two plasma accelerators. The intersection of the two plasma beams emits electromagnetic radiation and in particular radiation in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength. In the preferred orientation two axially aligned counter streaming plasmas collide to produce an intense source of electromagnetic radiation at the 13.5 nm wavelength. The Mather type plasma accelerators can utilize tin, or lithium covered electrodes. Tin, lithium or xenon can be used as the photon emitting gas source.

Hassanein, Ahmed (Bolingbrook, IL); Konkashbaev, Isak (Bolingbrook, IL)

2006-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

373

Pareto-optimal glowworm swarms optimization for smart grids management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel nature-inspired multi-objective optimization algorithm. The method extends the glowworm swarm particles optimization algorithm with algorithmical enhancements which allow to identify optimal pareto front in the objectives ... Keywords: evolutionary optimization, micro-grids, pareto optimization, swarm-optimization

Eleonora Riva Sanseverino; Maria Luisa Di Silvestre; Roberto Gallea

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Method and device for generating microwaves using a split cavity modulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of a compact device called the split cavity modulator whose self-generated oscillating electromagnetic field converts a steady particle beam into a modulated particle beam. The particle beam experiences both signs of the oscillating electric field during the transit through the split cavity modulator. The modulated particle beam can then be used to generate microwaves as that frequency and through a series of sequential extractors, high efficiency extraction of microwave power is enabled. The modulated beam and the microwave frequency can be varied by the placement of resistive wires at nodes of oscillation within the cavity. The short beam travel length through the cavity permit higher currents because both space charge and pinching limitations are reduced. The need for an applied magnetic field to control the beam has been eliminated.

Clark, M.C.; Coleman, P.D.; Marder, B.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Method and split cavity oscillator/modulator to generate pulsed particle beams and electromagnetic fields  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact device called the split cavity modulator whose self-generated oscillating electromagnetic field converts a steady particle beam into a modulated particle beam. The particle beam experiences both signs of the oscillating electric field during the transit through the split cavity modulator. The modulated particle beam can then be used to generate microwaves at that frequency and through the use of extractors, high efficiency extraction of microwave power is enabled. The modulated beam and the microwave frequency can be varied by the placement of resistive wires at nodes of oscillation within the cavity. The short beam travel length through the cavity permit higher currents because both space charge and pinching limitations are reduced. The need for an applied magnetic field to control the beam has been eliminated.

Clark, M.C.; Coleman, P.D.; Marder, B.M.

1993-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

376

Method and device for generating microwaves using a split cavity modulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of a compact device called the split cavity modulator whose self-generated oscillating electromagnetic field converts a steady particle beam into a modulated particle beam. The particle beam experiences both signs of the oscillating electric field during the transit through the split cavity modulator. The modulated particle beam can then be used to generate microwaves as that frequency and through a series of sequential extractors, high efficiency extraction of microwave power is enabled. The modulated beam and the microwave frequency can be varied by the placement of resistive wires at nodes of oscillation within the cavity. The short beam travel length through the cavity permit higher currents because both space charge and pinching limitations are reduced. The need for an applied magnetic field to control the beam has been eliminated.

Clark, M.C.; Coleman, P.D.; Marder, B.M.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

377

Method and split cavity oscillator/modulator to generate pulsed particle beams and electromagnetic fields  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact device called the split cavity modulator whose self-generated oscillating electromagnetic field converts a steady particle beam into a modulated particle beam. The particle beam experiences both signs of the oscillating electric field during the transit through the split cavity modulator. The modulated particle beam can then be used to generate microwaves at that frequency and through the use of extractors, high efficiency extraction of microwave power is enabled. The modulated beam and the microwave frequency can be varied by the placement of resistive wires at nodes of oscillation within the cavity. The short beam travel length through the cavity permit higher currents because both space charge and pinching limitations are reduced. The need for an applied magnetic field to control the beam has been eliminated.

Clark, M. Collins (Albuquerque, NM); Coleman, P. Dale (Albuquerque, NM); Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Resonantly enhanced method for generation of tunable, coherent vacuum ultraviolet radiation  

SciTech Connect

Carbon Monoxide vapor is used to generate coherent, tunable vacuum ultraviolet radiation by third-harmonic generation using a single tunable dye laser. The presence of a nearby electronic level resonantly enhances the nonlinear susceptibility of this molecule allowing efficient generation of the vuv light at modest pump laser intensities, thereby reducing the importance of a six-photon multiple-photon ionization process which is also resonantly enhanced by the same electronic level but to higher order. By choosing the pump radiation wavelength to be of shorter wavelength than individual vibronic levels used to extend tunability stepwise from 154.4 to 124.6 nm, and the intensity to be low enough, multiple-photon ionization can be eliminated. Excitation spectra of the third-harmonic emission output exhibit shifts to shorter wavelength and broadening with increasing CO pressure due to phase matching effects. Increasing the carbon monoxide pressure, therefore, allows the substantial filling in of gaps arising from the stepwise tuning thereby providing almost continuous tunability over the quoted range of wavelength emitted.

Glownia, James H. (Los Alamos, NM); Sander, Robert K. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

System and method for generating steady state confining current for a toroidal plasma fusion reactor  

SciTech Connect

A system for generating steady state confining current for a toroidal plasma fusion reactor providing steady-state generation of the thermonuclear power. A dense, hot toroidal plasma is initially prepared with a confining magnetic field with toroidal and poloidal components. Continuous wave RF energy is injected into said plasma to establish a spectrum of traveling waves in the plasma, where the traveling waves have momentum components substantially either all parallel, or all anti-parallel to the confining magnetic field. The injected RF energy is phased to couple to said traveling waves with both a phase velocity component and a wave momentum component in the direction of the plasma traveling wave components. The injected RF energy has a predetermined spectrum selected so that said traveling waves couple to plasma electrons having velocities in a predetermined range .DELTA.. The velocities in the range are substantially greater than the thermal electron velocity of the plasma. In addition, the range is sufficiently broad to produce a raised plateau having width .DELTA. in the plasma electron velocity distribution so that the plateau electrons provide steady-state current to generate a poloidal magnetic field component sufficient for confining the plasma. In steady state operation of the fusion reactor, the fusion power density in the plasma exceeds the power dissipated in the plasma.

Fisch, Nathaniel J. (Cambridge, MA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

System and method for generating steady state confining current for a toroidal plasma fusion reactor  

SciTech Connect

A system for generating steady state confining current for a toroidal plasma fusion reactor providing steady-state generation of the thermonuclear power. A dense, hot toroidal plasma is initially prepared with a confining magnetic field with toroidal and poloidal components. Continuous wave RF energy is injected into said plasma to estalish a spectrum of traveling waves in the plasma, where the traveling waves have momentum components substantially either all parallel, or all anti-parallel to the confining magnetic field. The injected RF energy is phased to couple to said traveling waves with both a phase velocity component and a wave momentum component in the direction of the plasma traveling wave components. The injected RF energy has a predetermined spectrum selected so that said traveling waves couple to plasma electrons having velocities in a predetermined range .DELTA.. The velocities in the range are substantially greater than the thermal electron velocity of the plasma. In addition, the range is sufficiently broad to produce a raised plateau having width .DELTA. in the plasma electron velocity distribution so that the plateau electrons provide steady-state current to generate a poloidal magnetic field component sufficient for confining the plasma. In steady state operation of the fusion reactor, the fusion power density in the plasma exceeds the power dissipated inthe plasma.

Bers, Abraham (Arlington, MA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and system for generating a beam of acoustic energy from a borehole, and applications thereof  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact array of transducers is employed as a downhole instrument for acoustic investigation of the surrounding rock formation. The array is operable to generate simultaneously a first acoustic beam signal at a first frequency and a second acoustic beam signal at a second frequency different than the first frequency. These two signals can be oriented through an azimuthal rotation of the array and an inclination rotation using control of the relative phases of the signals from the transmitter elements or electromechanical linkage. Due to the non-linearity of the formation, the first and the second acoustic beam signal mix into the rock formation where they combine into a collimated third signal that propagates in the formation along the same direction than the first and second signals and has a frequency equal to the difference of the first and the second acoustic signals. The third signal is received either within the same borehole, after reflection, or another borehole, after transmission, and analyzed to determine information about rock formation. Recording of the third signal generated along several azimuthal and inclination directions also provides 3D images of the formation, information about 3D distribution of rock formation and fluid properties and an indication of the dynamic acoustic non-linearity of the formation.

Johnson Paul A. (Santa Fe, NM); Ten Cate, James A. (Los Alamos, NM); Guyer, Robert (Reno, NV); Le Bas, Pierre-Yves (Los Alamos, NM); Vu, Cung (Houston, TX); Nihei, Kurt (Oakland, CA); Schmitt, Denis P. (Katy, TX); Skelt, Christopher (Houston, TX)

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

382

Dynamical Downscaling with Reinitializations: A Method to Generate Finescale Climate Datasets Suitable for Impact Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To retain the sequence of events of a regional climate model (RCM) simulation driven by a reanalysis, a method that has not been widely adopted uses an RCM with frequent reinitializations toward its driving field. In this regard, this study ...

Philippe Lucas-Picher; Fredrik Boberg; Jens H. Christensen; Peter Berg

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Method for generating a highly reactive plasma for exhaust gas after treatment and enhanced catalyst reactivity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent application describes a method and apparatus of exhaust gas remediation that enhance the reactivity of the material catalysts found within catalytic converters of cars, trucks, and power stations.

Whealton, John H.; Hanson, Gregory R.; Storey, John M.; Raridon, Richard J.; Armfield, Jeffrey S.; Bigelow, Timothy S.; Graves, Ronald L.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Optimization Online  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NEOS Optimization Server · NEOS Optimization Guide · Linear Programming FAQ · Nonlinear Programming FAQ · Mathematical Programming Glossary ...

385

Analyses of reliability characteristics of emergency diesel generator population using empirical Bayes methods  

SciTech Connect

Emergency Diesel Generators (EDGs) provide backup power to nuclear power plants in case of failure of AC buses. The reliability of EDGs is important to assure response to loss-of-offsite power accident scenarios, a dominant contributor to the plant risk. The reliable performance of EDGs has been of concern both for regulators and plant operators. In this paper the authors present an approach and results from the analysis of failure data from a large population of EDGs. They used empirical Bayes approach to obtain both the population distribution and the individual failure probabilities from EDGs failure to start and load-run data over 4 years for 194 EDGs at 63 plant units.

Vesely, W.E. [Science Applications International Corp., Dublin, OH (United States)]|[Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Uryas`ev, S.P.; Samanta, P.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

System and method for generating current by selective minority species heating  

SciTech Connect

A system for the generation of toroidal current in a plasma which is prepared in a toroidal magnetic field. The system utilizes the injection of low-frequency waves into the plasma by means of phased antenna arrays or phased waveguide arrays. The plasma is prepared with a minority ion species of different charge state and different gyrofrequency from the majority ion species. The wave frequency and wave phasing are chosen such that the wave energy is absorbed preferentially by minority species ions traveling in one toroidal direction. The absorption of energy in this manner produces a toroidal electric current even when the injected waves themselves do not have substantial toroidal momentum. This current can be continuously maintained at modest cost in power and may be used to confine the plasma. The system can operate efficiently on fusion grade tokamak plasmas.

Fisch, Nathaniel J. (Princeton, NJ)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

A new method for power generation and distribution in outer space  

SciTech Connect

The power system is a major component of a space system's size, mass, technical complexity, and hence, cost. To date, space systems include the energy source as an integral part of the mission satellite. Potentially significant benefit could be realized by separating the energy source from the end-use system and transmitting the power via an energy beam (power beaming) (Coomes et al., 1989). This concept parallels the terrestrial central generating station and transmission grid. In this summary, the system components required for power beaming implementation are outlined and applied to a satellite for power beaming implementation are outlined and applied to a satellite constellation to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing power beaming in the next 20 years. 5 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

Bamberger, J.A.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Direct contact low emission steam generating system and method utilizing a compact, multi-fuel burner  

SciTech Connect

A high output, high pressure direct contact steam generator for producing high quality steam particularly suited for use with low grade, low cost fuel. When used in a system incorporating heat recovery and conversion of carryover water enthalpy into shaft horsepower, the unit disclosed provides high quality, high pressure steam for ''steam drive'' or thermal stimulation of petroleum wells through injection of high pressure steam and combustion gas mixtures. A particular feature of the burner/system disclosed provides compression of a burner oxidant such as atmospheric air, and shaft horesepower for pumping high pressure feedwater, from a lowest cost energy source such as leased crude, or other locally available fuel.

Eisenhawer, S.; Donaldson, A. B.; Fox, R. L.; Mulac, A. J.

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

389

Method and apparatus for generating motor current spectra to enhance motor system fault detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and circuitry for sampling periodic amplitude modulations in a nonstationary periodic carrier wave to determine frequencies in the amplitude modulations. The method and circuit are described in terms of an improved motor current signature analysis. The method insures that the sampled data set contains an exact whole number of carrier wave cycles by defining the rate at which samples of motor current data are collected. The circuitry insures that a sampled data set containing stationary carrier waves is recreated from the analog motor current signal containing nonstationary carrier waves by conditioning the actual sampling rate to adjust with the frequency variations in the carrier wave. After the sampled data is transformed to the frequency domain via the Discrete Fourier Transform, the frequency distribution in the discrete spectra of those components due to the carrier wave and its harmonics will be minimized so that signals of interest are more easily analyzed.

Linehan, Daniel J. (Knoxville, TN); Bunch, Stanley L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Lyster, Carl T. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

"Relaxing" - A Symbolic Sparse Matrix Method Exploiting the Model Structure in Generating Efficient Simulation Code  

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This paper presents a new method for symbolically solving large sets of algebraically coupled equations as they are frequently encountered in the formulation of mathematical models of physical systems in object-- oriented modeling. The method, called "relaxing," enables the modeler to exploit the special matrix structure of the type of system under study by simply placing the keyword relax at appropriate places in the model class libraries. This procedure defines an evaluation sequence for a sparse matrix Gaussian elimination scheme. The method is demonstrated at hand of several broad classes of physical systems: drive trains, electrical circuits, and tree--structured multibody systems. In particular, relaxing allows a model compiler, such as Dymola, to start from a declarative, object-- oriented description of the model, and to automatically derive the recursive O(f) algorithm used in modern multibody programs. Keywords: Sparse matrices; symbolic formulae manipulation; object--orient...

Martin Otter; Hilding Elmqvist François E. Cellier; Hilding Elmqvist; Francois E. Cellier

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Method and apparatus for generating motor current spectra to enhance motor system fault detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and circuitry are disclosed for sampling periodic amplitude modulations in a nonstationary periodic carrier wave to determine frequencies in the amplitude modulations. The method and circuit are described in terms of an improved motor current signature analysis. The method insures that the sampled data set contains an exact whole number of carrier wave cycles by defining the rate at which samples of motor current data are collected. The circuitry insures that a sampled data set containing stationary carrier waves is recreated from the analog motor current signal containing nonstationary carrier waves by conditioning the actual sampling rate to adjust with the frequency variations in the carrier wave. After the sampled data is transformed to the frequency domain via the Discrete Fourier Transform, the frequency distribution in the discrete spectra of those components due to the carrier wave and its harmonics will be minimized so that signals of interest are more easily analyzed. 29 figs.

Linehan, D.J.; Bunch, S.L.; Lyster, C.T.

1995-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

392

Method for the generation of variable density metal vapors which bypasses the liquidus phase  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a method for producing a metal vapor that includes the steps of combining a metal and graphite in a vessel to form a mixture; heating the mixture to a first temperature in an argon gas atmosphere to form a metal carbide; maintaining the first temperature for a period of time; heating the metal carbide to a second temperature to form a metal vapor; withdrawing the metal vapor and the argon gas from the vessel; and separating the metal vapor from the argon gas. Metal vapors made using this method can be used to produce uniform powders of the metal oxide that have narrow size distribution and high purity.

Kunnmann, Walter (Stony Brook, NY); Larese, John Z. (Rocky Point, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

An Interior-Point Method for Large Scale Network Utility Maximization  

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Sep 30, 2007 ... We illustrate our method by generating the optimal trade-off curve between utility and delay .... Journal of Machine Learning Research, 8:1519–.

394

A hardware Gaussian noise generator using the Box-Muller method and its error analysis  

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Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he developed methods for imaging the earth from space.Propulsion Laboratory, NASA to evaluate the performance of low-density parity-check codes for deep-spacePropulsion Laboratory, NASA to evaluate the performance of low-density parity- check codes for deep- space

Lee, D; Villasenor, J D; Luk, W; Leong, P H.W

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Connectivity-based, all-hexahedral mesh generation method and apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a computer-based method and apparatus for constructing all-hexahedral finite element meshes for finite element analysis. The present invention begins with a three-dimensional geometry and an all-quadrilateral surface mesh, then constructs hexahedral element connectivity from the outer boundary inward, and then resolves invalid connectivity. The result of the present invention is a complete representation of hex mesh connectivity only; actual mesh node locations are determined later. The basic method of the present invention comprises the step of forming hexahedral elements by making crossings of entities referred to as ``whisker chords.`` This step, combined with a seaming operation in space, is shown to be sufficient for meshing simple block problems. Entities that appear when meshing more complex geometries, namely blind chords, merged sheets, and self-intersecting chords, are described. A method for detecting invalid connectivity in space, based on repeated edges, is also described, along with its application to various cases of invalid connectivity introduced and resolved by the method. 79 figs.

Tautges, T.J.; Mitchell, S.A.; Blacker, T.D.; Murdoch, P.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

396

Connectivity-based, all-hexahedral mesh generation method and apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a computer-based method and apparatus for constructing all-hexahedral finite element meshes for finite element analysis. The present invention begins with a three-dimensional geometry and an all-quadrilateral surface mesh, then constructs hexahedral element connectivity from the outer boundary inward, and then resolves invalid connectivity. The result of the present invention is a complete representation of hex mesh connectivity only; actual mesh node locations are determined later. The basic method of the present invention comprises the step of forming hexahedral elements by making crossings of entities referred to as "whisker chords." This step, combined with a seaming operation in space, is shown to be sufficient for meshing simple block problems. Entities that appear when meshing more complex geometries, namely blind chords, merged sheets, and self-intersecting chords, are described. A method for detecting invalid connectivity in space, based on repeated edges, is also described, along with its application to various cases of invalid connectivity introduced and resolved by the method.

Tautges, Timothy James (Albuquerque, NM); Mitchell, Scott A. (Albuquerque, NM); Blacker, Ted D. (Green Oaks, IL); Murdoch, Peter (Salt Lake City, UT)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Directed evolution methods for improving polypeptide folding and solubility and superfolder fluorescent proteins generated thereby  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The current invention provides methods of improving folding of polypeptides using a poorly folding domain as a component of a fusion protein comprising the poorly folding domain and a polypeptide of interest to be improved. The invention also provides novel green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) and red fluorescent proteins that have enhanced folding properties.

Waldo, Geoffrey S. (Santa Fe, NM)

2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

398

An Improved Test Case Generation Method of Pair-Wise Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pair-wise testing is a testing criterion based on specification, which requires that for each pair of parameters, every combination of their valid value should be covered by at least one test case in the test set. This paper presents an improved method ...

Qian Feng-an; Jiang Jian-hui

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Combination of Natural and Numerical Optimization Methods at the Example of an Internal Gas Turbine Cooling Channel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Iceformation phenomena can be observed in many natural and technical processes. A naturally grown ice layer aspires in steady state to a minimum of energy dissipation. Driven by this goal, this phenomena can be used to optimize complex geometric configurations ...

Helga Steinbrück; Sebastian Zehner; Bernhard Weigand; Sven Olaf Neumann

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Control method for multi-microgrid systems in smart grid environment -- Stability, optimization and smart demand participation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a control strategy for microgrids in smart grid environment. A hierarchical control strategy is developed to ensure stability and to optimize operation of microgrid. Communication, control and advanced metering infrastructure of smart ...

Mohammadhassan A. Sofla; Roger King

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization study of a trans-Atlantic abort for the U.S. space shuttle using a pseudospectral Legendre method  

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The problem of performance optimization for a trans-Atlantic shuttle abort is considered. At five points during the second stage of ascent, a failure of a main engine occurs, which necessitates an abort from the nominal ...

Taylor, Christine P. (Christine Pia), 1979-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Optimal team formation for software development exercise: evaluating a method for team formation based on the type of project manager  

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In the software development exercise for the third graders of the Shibaura Institute of Technology Department of Information Science and Engineering, students are assigned to each team with the capability to carry out a role, for optimization of team ... Keywords: PBL, covariance structure analysis, exercise for software development, exercises in units of groups, factor analysis, genetic algorithm, optimizing project team formation, path diagram, role assignment

Kiyomi Shirakawa; Shiori Yamamoto; Ryota Chiba; Hiroaki Hashiura; Seiichi Komiya

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Automated quadrilateral surface discretization method and apparatus usable to generate mesh in a finite element analysis system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An automatic quadrilateral surface discretization method and apparatus is provided for automatically discretizing a geometric region without decomposing the region. The automated quadrilateral surface discretization method and apparatus automatically generates a mesh of all quadrilateral elements which is particularly useful in finite element analysis. The generated mesh of all quadrilateral elements is boundary sensitive, orientation insensitive and has few irregular nodes on the boundary. A permanent boundary of the geometric region is input and rows are iteratively layered toward the interior of the geometric region. Also, an exterior permanent boundary and an interior permanent boundary for a geometric region may be input and the rows are iteratively layered inward from the exterior boundary in a first counter clockwise direction while the rows are iteratively layered from the interior permanent boundary toward the exterior of the region in a second clockwise direction. As a result, a high quality mesh for an arbitrary geometry may be generated with a technique that is robust and fast for complex geometric regions and extreme mesh gradations.

Blacker, Teddy D. (12205 Kashmir, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Apparatus and method for generating a magnetic field by rotation of a charge holding object  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method for the production of a magnetic field using a Charge Holding Object that is mechanically rotated. In a preferred embodiment, a Charge Holding Object surrounding a sample rotates and subjects the sample to one or more magnetic fields. The one or more magnetic fields are used by NMR Electronics connected to an NMR Conductor positioned within the Charge Holding Object to perform NMR analysis of the sample.

Gerald, II, Rex E. (Brookfield, IL); Vukovic, Lela (Westchester, IL); Rathke, Jerome W. (Homer Glenn, IL)

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

405

Extensions of the burst generation rate method for wider application to proton/neutron-induced single event effects  

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The Burst Generation Rate (BGR) method, originally developed to calculate single event upset (SEU) rates in microelectronics due to neutrons and protons, has been extended for wider application, allowing cross sections for both SEU and single event latchup (SEL) to be calculated, and comparisons to be made with measured data. The method uses the Weibull fit to accurately represent the behavior of the heavy ion SEU cross section. Proton SEU cross sections in RAMs, microprocessors and FPGAs are calculated, with agreement generally to within a factor of 2--3, and similar results are obtained for neutron cross sections for both cosmic ray and fission spectra. The BGR method is also modified to calculate cross sections for proton/neutron induced SEL. Agreement is generally good for SEL for most devices, but there are also limitations, since some very modern devices are shown to have unusually high susceptibility to SEL by protons/neutrons.

Normand, E. [Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems, Seattle, WA (United States)] [Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems, Seattle, WA (United States)

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Electrochemical methods for generation of a biological proton motive force and pyridine nucleotide cofactor regeneration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are methods using neutral red to mediate the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy. Electrically reduced neutral red has been found to promote cell growth and formation of reduced products by reversibly increasing the ratio of the reduced:oxidized forms of NAD(H) or NADP(H). Electrically reduced neutral red is able to serve as the sole source of reducing power for microbial, cell growth. Neutral red is also able to promote conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy by facilitating the transfer of electrons from microbial reducing power to a fuel cell cathode.

Zeikus, Gregory J. (Okemos, MI); Shin, Hyoun S. (Lansing, MI); Jain, Mahendra K. (Lexington, KY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Electrochemical methods for generation of a biological proton motive force and pyridine nucleotide cofactor regeneration  

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Disclosed are methods using neutral red to mediate the interconversion of chemical and electrical energy. Electrically reduced neutral red has been found to promote cell growth and formation of reduced products by reversibly increasing the ratio of the reduced:oxidized forms of NAD(H) or NADP(H). Electrically reduced neutral red is able to serve as the sole source of reducing power for microbial cell growth. Neutral red is also able to promote conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy by facilitating the transfer of electrons from microbial reducing power to a fuel cell cathode.

Zeikus, Joseph G. (Okemas, MI); Park, Doo (Seoul, KR)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

MDP Optimal Control under Temporal Logic Constraints  

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In this paper, we develop a method to automatically generate a control policy for a dynamical system modeled as a Markov Decision Process (MDP). The control specification is given as a Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) formula over a set of propositions defined on the states of the MDP. We synthesize a control policy such that the MDP satisfies the given specification almost surely, if such a policy exists. In addition, we designate an "optimizing proposition" to be repeatedly satisfied, and we formulate a novel optimization criterion in terms of minimizing the expected cost in between satisfactions of this proposition. We propose a sufficient condition for a policy to be optimal, and develop a dynamic programming algorithm that synthesizes a policy that is optimal under some conditions, and sub-optimal otherwise. This problem is motivated by robotic applications requiring persistent tasks, such as environmental monitoring or data gathering, to be performed.

Ding, Xu Chu; Belta, Calin; Rus, Daniela

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Method and apparatus for generating coherent near 14 and near 16 micron radiation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation in CO.sub.2 vibrational-rotational transitions at wavelengths near 14 and 16 microns. This is accomplished by passing a mixture of N.sub.2 and Ar through a glow discharge producing a high vibrational temperature in the N.sub.2, passing the excited N.sub.2 through a nozzle bank creating a supersonic flow thereof, injecting the CO.sub.2 in the supersonic flow creating a population inversion in the CO.sub.2, and directing the saturating pulse of radiation near 10.6 or 9.6 microns into the excited CO.sub.2 creating a population inversion producing coherent radiation at 14 or 16 microns, respectively.

Krupke, William F. (Pleasanton, CA)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Method and apparatus for the simultaneous display and correlation of independently generated images  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for location by location correlation of multiple images from Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and other sources. Multiple images of a material specimen are displayed on one or more monitors of an interactive graphics system. Specimen landmarks are located in each image and mapping functions from a reference image to each other image are calcuated using the landmark locations. A location selected by positioning a cursor in the reference image is mapped to the other images and location identifiers are simultaneously displayed in those images. Movement of the cursor in the reference image causes simultaneous movement of the location identifiers in the other images to positions corresponding to the location of the reference image cursor.

Vaitekunas, Jeffrey J. (Chicago, IL); Roberts, Ronald A. (Crown Point, IN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Power Systems Operation Planning Optimization.  

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??Optimal hydrothermal power dispatch on a multi-area network is a large-scale non-linear problem. Its objective is to find the optimal generation schedule of hydro and… (more)

FRAGOMENI, UMBERTO

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

General Methodology Combining Engineering Optimization of Primary HVAC & R Plants with Decision Analysis Methods--Part I: Deterministic Analysis  

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This paper is the first of a two-part sequence that proposes a general methodology for dynamic scheduling and optimal control of complex primary HVAC&R plants, which combines engineering analyses within a practical decision analysis framework by modeling risk attitudes of the operator. The paper was based on work done prior to employment by Battelle.

Jiang, Wei; Reddy, T. A.

2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

413

Human Performance Optimization: Emerging Management Issues and Artificial Intelligence Methods: Volume 1: Financial Valuation of Hum an Capital  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human performance optimization is critical to all aspects of the energy enterprise. This four-volume report presents findings from a review of the human performance challenges and opportunities created by the changing nature of the energy industry, its workforce, and its work environments.

2001-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

414

Human Performance Optimization: Emerging Management Issues and Artificial Intelligence Methods: Volume 3: Finding and Building Exper tise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human performance optimization is critical to all aspects of the energy enterprise. This four-volume report presents findings from a review of the human performance challenges and opportunities created by the changing nature of the energy industry, its workforce, and its work environments.

2001-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

415

Human Performance Optimization: Emerging Management Issues and Artificial Intelligence Methods: Volume 2: Forecasting Human Behavior in a Constrained Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human performance optimization is critical to all aspects of the energy enterprise. This four-volume report presents findings from a review of the human performance challenges and opportunities created by the changing nature of the energy industry, its workforce, and its work environments.

2001-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

416

Method and apparatus for electrokinetic co-generation of hydrogen and electric power from liquid water microjets  

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A method and apparatus for producing both a gas and electrical power from a flowing liquid, the method comprising: a) providing a source liquid containing ions that when neutralized form a gas; b) providing a velocity to the source liquid relative to a solid material to form a charged liquid microjet, which subsequently breaks up into a droplet spay, the solid material forming a liquid-solid interface; and c) supplying electrons to the charged liquid by contacting a spray stream of the charged liquid with an electron source. In one embodiment, where the liquid is water, hydrogen gas is formed and a streaming current is generated. The apparatus comprises a source of pressurized liquid, a microjet nozzle, a conduit for delivering said liquid to said microjet nozzle, and a conductive metal target sufficiently spaced from said nozzle such that the jet stream produced by said microjet is discontinuous at said target. In one arrangement, with the metal nozzle and target electrically connected to ground, both hydrogen gas and a streaming current are generated at the target as it is impinged by the streaming, liquid spray microjet.

Saykally, Richard J; Duffin, Andrew M; Wilson, Kevin R; Rude, Bruce S

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

417

Thermodynamic and cost optimization using program GEOTHM  

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Some of the features of the computer program GEOTHM are shown. This program designs and optimizes thermodynamic process cycles. Several examples of geothermal cycle optimization are given. Three dimensional plots generated by the computer show how the optimization process works.

Green, M.A.; Pines, H.A.; Pope, W.L.; Williams, J.D.

1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Time O®set Optimization in Digital Broadcasting - Optimization Online  

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height, polarization (horizontal/vertical) and antenna diagram (directivity). In Figure 1 the time ..... Phase 2: Optimization and constraint generation continue =

419

Steam Generator Management Program: Dynamic Analysis of a Steam Generator--Part 1: Method Development, Steady-State Verification, an d Steady-State Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is the first of a two-part set that details the development and application of a new software model for steam generator dynamic analysis. This report contains the background and development of the steam generator dynamic analysis model and the steady-state verification and validation results. The second report (to be published in early 2013) is expected to contain results from simulations that illustrate the effect of tube support plate clogging levels on the onset of water level instability ...

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

420

Modified simulated annealing technique based optimal power flow with FACTS devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulated annealing is a probabilistic method for finding the global minimum of a cost function that may possess several local minima. In this paper, a Modified Simulated Annealing (MSA) technique is proposed to minimise the generation cost in Optimal ...

Subrata Majumdar; Ajoy Kumar Chakraborty; P. K. Chattopadhyay; Tulika Bhattacharjee

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Optimization Online Digest -- August 2011  

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Optimal Job Scheduling with Day-ahead Price and Random Local Distributed Generation: A Two-stage Robust Approach Anna Danandeh, Long Zhao, Bo Zeng, ...

422

Optimal Siting and Sizing of Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Generation to Minimize Loss, Present Value of Future Asset Upgrades and Peak Demand Costs on a Real Distribution Feeder.  

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??The increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG) in power distribution systems presents technical and economic benefits as well as integration challenges to utility engineers. Governments… (more)

Mukerji, Meghana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Particle Swarm Optimization Based Reactive Power Optimization  

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Reactive power plays an important role in supporting the real power transfer by maintaining voltage stability and system reliability. It is a critical element for a transmission operator to ensure the reliability of an electric system while minimizing the cost associated with it. The traditional objectives of reactive power dispatch are focused on the technical side of reactive support such as minimization of transmission losses. Reactive power cost compensation to a generator is based on the incurred cost of its reactive power contribution less the cost of its obligation to support the active power delivery. In this paper an efficient Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) based reactive power optimization approach is presented. The optimal reactive power dispatch problem is a nonlinear optimization problem with several constraints. The objective of the proposed PSO is to minimize the total support cost from generators and reactive compensators. It is achieved by maintaining the whole system power loss as minimum...

Sujin, P R; Linda, M Mary

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

The cost of geothermal energy in the western US region:a portfolio-based approach a mean-variance portfolio optimization of the regions' generating mix to 2013.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Energy planning represents an investment-decision problem. Investors commonly evaluate such problems using portfolio theory to manage risk and maximize portfolio performance under a variety of unpredictable economic outcomes. Energy planners need to similarly abandon their reliance on traditional, ''least-cost'' stand-alone technology cost estimates and instead evaluate conventional and renewable energy sources on the basis of their portfolio cost--their cost contribution relative to their risk contribution to a mix of generating assets. This report describes essential portfolio-theory ideas and discusses their application in the Western US region. The memo illustrates how electricity-generating mixes can benefit from additional shares of geothermal and other renewables. Compared to fossil-dominated mixes, efficient portfolios reduce generating cost while including greater renewables shares in the mix. This enhances energy security. Though counter-intuitive, the idea that adding more costly geothermal can actually reduce portfolio-generating cost is consistent with basic finance theory. An important implication is that in dynamic and uncertain environments, the relative value of generating technologies must be determined not by evaluating alternative resources, but by evaluating alternative resource portfolios. The optimal results for the Western US Region indicate that compared to the EIA target mixes, there exist generating mixes with larger geothermal shares at equal-or-lower expected cost and risk.

Beurskens, Luuk (ECN-Energy Research Centre of the Netherland); Jansen, Jaap C. (ECN-Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands); Awerbuch, Shimon Ph.D. (.University of Sussex, Brighton, UK); Drennen, Thomas E.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Generator-coordinate-method with conjugate parameters and the unification of microscopic theories for large amplitude collective motion  

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A dynamic theory of large amplitude collective motion of many particle systems is presented which is relevant, for example, to nuclear fission. The theory is microscopic and makes use of a collective path, i.e. a suitably constructed set of distorted nonequilibrium Slater determinants. The approach is a generalization of the generator coordinate method (GCM) and improves its dynamic aspects by extending it to a pair of conjugate generator parameters q and p (DGCM). The problems connected with redundancy and superfluous degrees of freedom are solved by prediagonalizing the local oscillations about each point of the dynamic collective basis vertical-barq,p>. For adiabatic large amplitude collective motion a Schroedinger equation is derived which appears to be nearly identical to the one obtained by a consistent quantization of semiclassical approaches as e.g. the adiabatic time dependent Hartree-Fock theory (ATDHF). In turn a collective path constructed by ATDHF proves to be particularly suited for being used in the present DGCM formalism. Altogether the formalism unifies two classes of microscopic approaches to collective motion, viz. the quantum mechanical GCM and the classical theories like cranking and ATDHF.

Goeke, K.; Reinhard, P.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Apparatus and method for heterodyne-generated two-dimensional detector array using a single element detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method for heterodyne-generated, two-dimensional detector array using a single detector. Synthetic-array heterodyne detection, permits a single-element optical detector to behave as though it were divided into an array of separate heterodyne detector elements. A fifteen-element synthetic array has successfully been experimentally realized on a single-element detector, permitting all of the array elements to be read out continuously and in parallel from one electrical connection. A CO.sub.2 laser and a single-element HgCdTe photodiode are employed. A different heterodyne local oscillator frequency is incident upon the spatially resolvable regions of the detector surface. Thus, different regions are mapped to different heterodyne beat frequencies. One can determine where the photons were incident on the detector surface even though a single electrical connection to the detector is used. This also prevents the destructive interference that occurs when multiple speckles are imaged (similar to spatial diversity), In coherent LIDAR this permits a larger field of view. An acoustooptic modulator generates the local oscillator frequencies and can achieve adequate spatial separation of optical frequencies of the order of a megahertz apart.

Strauss, Charlie E. (Santa Fe, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Apparatus and method for heterodyne-generated two-dimensional detector array using a single element detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method are disclosed for heterodyne-generated, two-dimensional detector array using a single detector. Synthetic-array heterodyne detection, permits a single-element optical detector to behave as though it were divided into an array of separate heterodyne detector elements. A fifteen-element synthetic array has successfully been experimentally realized on a single-element detector, permitting all of the array elements to be read out continuously and in parallel from one electrical connection. A CO{sub 2} laser and a single-element HgCdTe photodiode are employed. A different heterodyne local oscillator frequency is incident upon the spatially resolvable regions of the detector surface. Thus, different regions are mapped to different heterodyne beat frequencies. One can determine where the photons were incident on the detector surface even though a single electrical connection to the detector is used. This also prevents the destructive interference that occurs when multiple speckles are imaged (similar to spatial diversity), In coherent LIDAR this permits a larger field of view. An acoustooptic modulator generates the local oscillator frequencies and can achieve adequate spatial separation of optical frequencies of the order of a megahertz apart. 4 figs.

Strauss, C.E.

1997-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

428

Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16. mu. m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 ..mu..m laser radiation using gaseous CF/sub 4/. Laser radiation at 16 ..mu..m has been observed in a cooled static cell containing low pressure CF/sub 4/ optically pumped by an approximately 3 W output power c-w CO/sub 2/ laser. The laser cavity employed was a multiple-pass off-axis-path two spherical mirror ring resonator. Unidirectional CF/sub 4/ laser output power at 615 cm/sup -1/ exceeded 2 mW. Computer calculations indicate that for modest pump powers of about 40 W, approximately 1 W of emitted laser radiation at 16 ..mu..m might be obtained.

Telle, J.M.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 .mu.m laser radiation using gaseous CF.sub.4  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method for generating continuous wave 16 .mu.m laser radiation using gaseous CF.sub.4. Laser radiation at 16 .mu.m has been observed in a cooled static cell containing low pressure CF.sub.4 optically pumped by an approximately 3 W output power cw CO.sub.2 laser. The laser cavity employed was a multiple-pass off-axis-path two spherical mirror ring resonator. Unidirectional CF.sub.4 laser output power at 615 cm.sup.-1 exceeded 2 mW. Computer calculations indicate that for modest pump powers of about 40 W, approximately 1 W of emitted laser radiation at 16 .mu.m might be obtained.

Telle, John M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

System and method for generating a displacement with ultra-high accuracy using a fabry-perot interferometer  

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A system and method for generating a desired displacement of an object, i.e., a target, from a reference position with ultra-high accuracy utilizes a Fabry-Perot etalon having an expandable tube cavity for resolving, with an Iodine stabilized laser, displacements with high accuracy and for effecting (as an actuator) displacements of the target. A mechanical amplifier in the form of a micropositioning stage has a platform and a frame which are movable relative to one another, and the tube cavity of the etalon is connected between the platform and frame so that an adjustment in length of the cavity effects a corresponding, amplified movement of the frame relative to the cavity. Therefore, in order to provide a preselected magnitude of displacement of the stage frame relative to the platform, the etalon tube cavity is adjusted in length by a corresponding amount. The system and method are particularly well-suited for use when calibrating a high accuracy measuring device.

McIntyre, Timothy J. (Knoxville, TN)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Uncertainty quantification of few group diffusion theory constants generated by the B1 theory-augmented Monte Carlo method  

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The purpose of this paper is to quantify uncertainties of fuel pin cell or fuel assembly (FA) homogenized few group diffusion theory constants generated from the B1 theory-augmented Monte Carlo (MC) method. A mathematical formulation of the first kind is presented to quantify uncertainties of the few group constants in terms of the two major sources of the MC method; statistical and nuclear cross section and nuclide number density input data uncertainties. The formulation is incorporated into the Seoul National Univ. MC code McCARD. It is then used to compute the uncertainties of the burnup-dependent homogenized two group constants of a low-enriched UO{sub 2} fuel pin cell and a PWR FA on the condition that nuclear cross section input data of U-235 and U-238 from JENDL 3.3 library and nuclide number densities from the solution to fuel depletion equations have uncertainties. The contribution of the MC input data uncertainties to the uncertainties of the two group constants of the two fuel systems is separated from that of the statistical uncertainties. The utilities of uncertainty quantifications are then discussed from the standpoints of safety analysis of existing power reactors, development of new fuel or reactor system design, and improvement of covariance files of the evaluated nuclear data libraries. (authors)

Park, H. J. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst., Daedeokdaero 989-111, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Shim, H. J.; Joo, H. G.; Kim, C. H. [Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National Univ., 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Social impact theory based optimizer  

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This paper introduces a novel stochastic and population-based binary optimization method inspired by social psychology. It is called Social Impact Theory based Optimization (SITO). The method has been developed with the use of some simple modifications ...

Martin Macaš; Lenka Lhotská

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Energy optimization system  

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A system for optimizing customer utility usage in a utility network of customer sites, each having one or more utility devices, where customer site is communicated between each of the customer sites and an optimization server having software for optimizing customer utility usage over one or more networks, including private and public networks. A customer site model for each of the customer sites is generated based upon the customer site information, and the customer utility usage is optimized based upon the customer site information and the customer site model. The optimization server can be hosted by an external source or within the customer site. In addition, the optimization processing can be partitioned between the customer site and an external source.

Zhou, Zhi; de Bedout, Juan Manuel; Kern, John Michael; Biyik, Emrah; Chandra, Ramu Sharat

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

434

Optimization Online Digest -- March 2013  

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Optimization Online Digest — March 2013. Applications — OR and Management Sciences Solution Methods for the Periodic Petrol Station Replenishment ...

435

Optimal deployment of solar index  

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There is a growing trend, generally caused by state-specific renewable portfolio standards, to increase the importance of renewable electricity generation within generation portfolios. While RPS assist with determining the composition of generation they do not, for the most part, dictate the location of generation. Using data from various public sources, the authors create an optimal index for solar deployment. (author)

Croucher, Matt

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

Optimal trajectory planning for a redundant mobile manipulator with non-holonomic constraints performing push–pull tasks  

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This work presents a method to generate optimal trajectories for redundant mobile manipulators based on a weighted function that considers simultaneously joint torques, manipulability and preferred joint angle references. This method is applicable to ... Keywords: Mobile Manipulator, Mobile Robot Motion Planning, Mobile Robots, Non Holonomic Constraints, Redundancy, Torque Optimization

José p. Puga; Luciano e. Chiang

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Heat exchanger design for thermoelectric electricity generation from low temperature flue gas streams  

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An air-to-oil heat exchanger was modeled and optimized for use in a system utilizing a thermoelectric generator to convert low grade waste heat in flue gas streams to electricity. The NTU-effectiveness method, exergy, and ...

Latcham, Jacob G. (Jacob Greco)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Optimal power flow in microgrids using event-triggered optimization Pu Wan and Michael D. Lemmon  

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Optimal power flow in microgrids using event-triggered optimization Pu Wan and Michael D. Lemmon Abstract-- Microgrids are power generation and distribution systems in which users and generators-triggered distributed optimization algorithm to solve the optimal power flow (OPF) problem in microgrids. Under event

Lemmon, Michael

439

Optimal weight tuning method for unit selection cost functions in syllable based text-to-speech synthesis  

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This paper proposes a method for tuning the weights of unit selection cost functions in syllable based text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis system. In this work, unit selection cost functions, namely target cost and concatenation cost, are designed appropriate ... Keywords: Concatenation cost, Genetic algorithm, Target cost, Text-to-speech synthesis, Tuning of weights, Unit selection

N. P. Narendra; K. Sreenivasa Rao

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

IMPROVEMENTS IN STEAM GENERATING AND SUPERHEATING PLANT AND AN IMPROVED METHOD OF PRODUCING LOW PRESSURE SUPERHEATED STEAM  

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A steam supply arrangement is described which generates high-pressure steam and superheats steam from a low-pressure source. Inus, in operations cteam at 350 to 600 psi from a nuciear reactor is superheated in a heat exehanger anu later in gas-heated equipment to 1100 F and passed to a stage of a pluralstage steam turbine. When the reactor ls shut downs steam generated in the steam generator section may be passed directly to the gas-fired superheater. (T.R.H.)

1959-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Adequate description of heavy oil viscosities and a method to assess optimal steam cyclic periods for thermal reservoir simulation  

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A global steady increase of energy consumption coupled with the decline of conventional oil resources points to a more aggressive exploitation of heavy oil. Heavy oil is a major source of energy in this century with a worldwide base reserve exceeding 2.5 trillion barrels. Management decisions and production strategies from thermal oil recovery processes are frequently based on reservoir simulation. A proper description of the physical properties, particularly oil viscosity, is essential in performing reliable modeling studies of fluid flow in the reservoir. We simulated cyclic steam injections on the highly viscous Hamaca oil, with a viscosity of over 10,000 cp at ambient temperature, and the production was drastically impacted by up to an order of magnitude when using improper mixing rules to describe the oil viscosity. This thesis demonstrates the importance of these mixing rules and alerts reservoir engineers to the significance of using different options simulators have built in their platforms to describe the viscosity of heavy oils. Log linear and power mixing rules do not provide enough flexibility to describe the viscosity of extra heavy oil with temperature. A recently implemented mixing rule in a commercial simulator has been studied providing satisfactory results. However, the methodology requires substantial interventions, and cannot be automatically updated. We provide guidelines to improve it and suggest more flexible mixing rules that could easily be implemented in commercial simulators. We also provide a methodology to determine the adequate time for each one of the periods in cyclic steam injection: injection, soaking and production. There is a lot of speculation in this matter and one of the objectives of this thesis is to better understand and provide guidelines to optimize oil production using proper lengths in each one of these periods. We have found that the production and injection periods should be similar in time length. Nevertheless, the production period should not be less than the injection period. On the other hand, the soaking period should be as short as possible because it is unproductive time in terms of field oil production for the well and therefore it translates into a negative cash flow for a company.

Mago, Alonso Luis

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

SEANO: Structure-Exploiting Algorithms for Nonlinear Optimization...  

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Algorithms for Nonlinear Optimization Advances in high-performance computing have led to a new generation of complex optimization problems that span the breadth of...

443

Space-based solar power generation using a distributed network of satellites and methods for efficient space power transmission  

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Space-based solar power (SSP) generation is being touted as a solution to our ever-increasing energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels. Satellites in Earth's orbit can capture solar energy through photovoltaic ...

McLinko, Ryan M.

444

Fuzzy systems based on multispecies PSO method in spatial analysis  

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We present a method by using the hierarchical cluster-based Multispecies particle swarm optimization to generate a fuzzy system of Takagi-Sugeno-Kang type encapsulated in a geographical information system considered as environmental decision support ...

Ferdinando Di Martino; Vincenzo Loia; Salvatore Sessa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Computational Needs for the Next Generation Electric Grid Proceedings  

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F.  Wollenburg, “Power Generation Operation and Control”, Commitment  with  Wind  Power  Generation:  Integrating Optimal investments in  power generation under centralized 

Birman, Kenneth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Exploring Hidden Genetic Divergence Within Sunda Colugos by Means of Novel DNA Capture Methods and Next Generation Sequencing  

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It has been the goal of biologists to catalog and protect genetic diversity and variation among biological organisms. The amount of diversity cataloged is growing every year. In the twelve years between the latest two publications of Mammal Species of the World, the number of mammalian species increased from 4998 to 5339 (~7%). This number is expected to increase substantially, especially with the advent and application of new genomic approaches to assess levels of species diversity. This increased diversity is partially due to increased taxonomic investigation in Southeast Asia, which is known for being a hot spot of species richness. This richness has been shown in recent years to be continually threatened by human induced habitat loss, as is the case of a poorly known group of mammals, the flying lemurs, or colugos. The colugo is a small arboreal mammal that inhabits more than fifty islands in the SE Asian archipelago and adjacent mainland areas of the Malay Peninsula, Thailand and Vietnam. The colugo has extremely inefficient terrestrial locomotor capabilities, which isolate the colugo to forested areas, where it is capable of gliding over one hundred meters between trees. This study proposes a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Sunda colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) to redefine the evolutionary relationships between disjunct populations of this poorly understood mammal, using a novel DNA capture method to isolate degraded mtDNA fragments from museum samples, by hybridization to DNA fragments derived from a modern colugo genome. The results demonstrate extremely efficient crossspecies capture of mtDNA sequences as great as 10-15% divergent from the probe, combined with Next Generation Sequencing Technologies to obtain high depth of coverage of hybridized sequences. Phylogenetic results indicate the widespread presence of species-level taxonomic units both within and between the islands of the Southeast Asian archipelago. This novel approach to ancient DNA capture has potentially broad implications for the conservation of this enigmatic mammal, and further suggest that vicariant evolutionary analysis of colugos will be invaluable for defining the biogeographic history of the SE Asian archipelago.

Mason, Victor C

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Relaying and Controls for Generator Applications  

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In today's competitive marketplace, many electrical energy consumers are encouraged to enter into interruptible or cogeneration contracts by their electrical utility. Interruptible contracts provide year-round cost savings for the consumer, and defer costly infrastructure expansion for the utility. In some cases, existing generators and controls can be upgraded or modified for paralleling with the utility. In new installations, there are literally dozens of options available for generator operation. This paper provides an overview of generators, relaying and controls. Typical operational procedures are discussed to provide a framework for optimizing generator performance. Additionally, methods of providing electrical protection and control for generators are discussed for small and large generator applications at low and medium voltages. Note: The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily represent the views of the United States of America, the U. S. Department of Justice, or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Massey, G. W.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

General Methodology Combining Engineering Optimization of Primary HVAC and R Plants with Decision Analysis Methods--Part II: Uncertainty and Decision Analysis  

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A companion paper to Jiang and Reddy that presents a general and computationally efficient methodology for dyanmic scheduling and optimal control of complex primary HVAC&R plants using a deterministic engineering optimization approach.

Jiang, Wei; Reddy, T. A.; Gurian, Patrick

2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

449

Method and apparatus for set point control for steam temperatures for start-up of the turbine and steam generator in unit power plants  

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A method and apparatus are described for controlling the set point for steam temperatures for cold start-up of a steam generator-turbine unit wherein inlet steam temperature and turbine load absorption are steadily and substantially simultaneously increased in accordance with a predetermined relationship so as to reach their final values substantially synchronously.

Bloch, H.; Salm, M.

1978-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

450

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 566 (2006) 598608 The number distribution of neutrons and gamma photons generated in a  

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that are based on nuclear physics constants (fission neutron and gamma photon multi- plicities), weighted by nonNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 566 (2006) 598­608 The number distribution of neutrons and gamma photons generated in a multiplying sample Andreas Enqvista,�, Imre Pa´ zsita , Sara

Pázsit, Imre

451

Optimization Online - Coordinators  

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... Programming); William Hart — Sandia National Laboratory; (Combinatorial Optimization / Global Optimization / Optimization Software and Modeling Systems

452

Polyethylene fiber drawing optimization  

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Polymer fiber drawing creates fibers with enhanced thermal conductivity and strength compared to bulk polymer because drawing aligns the molecular chains. I optimize the polymer fiber drawing method in order to achieve ...

Chiloyan, Vazrik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Non-ambipolar radio-frequency plasma electron source and systems and methods for generating electron beams  

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An electron generating device extracts electrons, through an electron sheath, from plasma produced using RF fields. The electron sheath is located near a grounded ring at one end of a negatively biased conducting surface, which is normally a cylinder. Extracted electrons pass through the grounded ring in the presence of a steady state axial magnetic field. Sufficiently large magnetic fields and/or RF power into the plasma allow for helicon plasma generation. The ion loss area is sufficiently large compared to the electron loss area to allow for total non-ambipolar extraction of all electrons leaving the plasma. Voids in the negatively-biased conducting surface allow the time-varying magnetic fields provided by the antenna to inductively couple to the plasma within the conducting surface. The conducting surface acts as a Faraday shield, which reduces any time-varying electric fields from entering the conductive surface, i.e. blocks capacitive coupling between the antenna and the plasma.

Hershkowitz, Noah (Madison, WI); Longmier, Benjamin (Madison, WI); Baalrud, Scott (Madison, WI)

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

454

Projection methods in conic optimization  

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The fact that P is defined by both equalities and inequalities does not re- ...... problems and then requiring low-memory (as limited memory BGFS or. 19 ...

455

NEWTON'S METHOD FOR MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION ...  

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estimations on the error of approximating F, ?Fj by its quadratic and ...... A subjective assessment of alternative mission architectures for the human ex- ploration ...

456

NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR BLIND ...  

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molecular structure determination, International Journal of High Performance Computing. Applications, 24 (2010), pp. 117–135. [10] J. Frank, Three-

457

Source codes as random number generators  

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Abstract—A random number generator generates fair coin flips by processing deterministically an arbitrary source of nonideal randomness. An optimal random number generator generates asymptotically fair coin flips from a stationary ergodic source at a rate of bits per source symbol equal to the entropy rate of the source. Since optimal noiseless data compression codes produce incompressible outputs, it is natural to investigate their capabilities as optimal random number generators. In this paper we show under general conditions that optimal variable-length source codes asymptotically achieve optimal variable-length random bit generation in a rather strong sense. In particular, we show in what sense the Lempel–Ziv algorithm can be considered an optimal universal random bit generator from arbitrary stationary ergodic random sources with unknown distributions. Index Terms — Data compression, entropy, Lempel–Ziv algorithm, random number generation, universal source coding.

Karthik Visweswariah; Student Member; Sanjeev R. Kulkarni; Senior Member; Sergio Verdú

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Optimal fault location  

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Basic goal of power system is to continuously provide electrical energy to the users. Like with any other system, failures in power system can occur. In those situations it is critical that correct remedial actions are applied as soon as possible after the accurate fault condition and location are detected. This thesis has been focusing on automated fault location procedure. Different fault location algorithms, classified according to the spatial placement of physical measurements on single ended, multiple ended and sparse system-wide, are investigated. As outcome of this review, methods are listed as function of different parameters that influence their accuracy. This comparison is than used for generating procedure for optimal fault location algorithm selection. According to available data, and position of the fault with respect to the data, proposed procedure decides between different algorithms and selects an optimal one. A new approach is developed by utilizing different data structures such as binary tree and serialization in order to efficiently implement algorithm decision engine. After accuracy of algorithms is strongly influenced by available input data, different data sources are recommended in proposed architecture such as the digital fault recorders, circuit breaker monitoring, SCADA, power system model and etc. Algorithm for determining faulted section is proposed based on the data from circuit breaker monitoring devices. This algorithm works in real time by recognizing to which sequence of events newly obtained recording belongs. Software prototype of the proposed automated fault location analysis is developed using Java programming language. Fault location analysis is automatically triggered by appearance of new event files in a specific folder. The tests were carried out using the real life transmission system as an example.

Knezev, Maja

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

141.ps - Optimization Online  

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[19] M. W. Trosset, The krigi er: A procedure for generating pseudorandom non- ... [1] M. Avriel, Nonlinear Programming: Analysis and Methods, Prentice-Hall, En-

460

Optimization Online - Optimal Design of Electrical Machines ...  

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Jun 8, 2011 ... Optimal Design of Electrical Machines: Mathematical Programming ... Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ).

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461

Optimization Online Digest -- October 2011  

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Ellen H. Fukuda, Paulo J. S. Silva, Masao Fukushima. Nonlinear Optimization A robust Kantorovich's theorem on inexact Newton method with relative residual ...

462

Dynamical downscaling with reinitializations: a method to generate fine-scale climate data sets suitable for impact studies  

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In order to retain the sequence of events of a regional climate model (RCM) simulation driven by a reanalysis, a neglected method consists to use an RCM with frequent reinitializations toward its driving field. In this regard, we highlight the ...

Philippe Lucas-Picher; Fredrik Boberg; Jens H. Christensen; Peter Berg

463

Formulation, analysis and numerical study of an optimization-based conservative interpolation (remap) of scalar fields for arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian methods  

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We develop and study the high-order conservative and monotone optimization-based remap (OBR) of a scalar conserved quantity (mass) between two close meshes with the same connectivity. The key idea is to phrase remap as a global inequality-constrained ... Keywords: Constrained interpolation, FCT, Flux-corrected remap, Optimization-based remap, Quadratic programming, Remap

Pavel Bochev; Denis Ridzal; Guglielmo Scovazzi; Mikhail Shashkov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

APPLICATION OF A DAMPED LOCALLY OPTIMIZED COMBINATION OF IMAGES METHOD TO THE SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION OF FAINT COMPANIONS USING AN INTEGRAL FIELD SPECTROGRAPH  

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High-contrast imaging instruments are now being equipped with integral field spectrographs (IFSs) to facilitate the detection and characterization of faint substellar companions. Algorithms currently envisioned to handle IFS data, such as the Locally Optimized Combination of Images (LOCI) algorithm, rely on aggressive point-spread function (PSF) subtraction, which is ideal for initially identifying companions but results in significantly biased photometry and spectroscopy owing to unwanted mixing with residual starlight. This spectrophotometric issue is further complicated by the fact that algorithmic color response is a function of the companion's spectrum, making it difficult to calibrate the effects of the reduction without using iterations involving a series of injected synthetic companions. In this paper, we introduce a new PSF calibration method, which we call 'damped LOCI', that seeks to alleviate these concerns. By modifying the cost function that determines the weighting coefficients used to construct PSF reference images, and also forcing those coefficients to be positive, it is possible to extract companion spectra with a precision that is set by calibration of the instrument response and transmission of the atmosphere, and not by post-processing. We demonstrate the utility of this approach using on-sky data obtained with the Project 1640 IFS at Palomar. Damped LOCI does not require any iterations on the underlying spectral type of the companion, nor does it rely on priors involving the chromatic and statistical properties of speckles. It is a general technique that can readily be applied to other current and planned instruments that employ IFSs.

Pueyo, Laurent [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 366 Bloomberg Center, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Crepp, Justin R.; Hinkley, Sasha; Hillenbrand, Lynne; Dekany, Richard; Bouchez, Antonin; Roberts, Jenny [California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Vasisht, Gautam; Roberts, Lewis C.; Shao, Mike; Burruss, Rick [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Brenner, Douglas; Oppenheimer, Ben R.; Zimmerman, Neil [American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Parry, Ian [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Rd., Cambridge, CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Beichman, Charles [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, 770 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91225 (United States); Soummer, Remi, E-mail: lap@pha.jhu.edu [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Marin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Development of the Duke University Building Energy Analysis Method (DUBEAM) and generation of plots for North Carolina  

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The study is directed toward developing a method of estimating energy savings which will be both accurate and easy to apply. Estimating the energy savings from feasible energy conserving opportunities requires a determination of the energy usage by various components of the existing building, and the projected energy usage by the building after the proposed energy conserving modifications. (TFD)

Sud, I.; Wiggins, R.W. Jr.; Chaddock, J.B.; Butler, T.D.

1979-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

466

Industrial cogeneration optimization program  

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The purpose of this program was to identify up to 10 good near-term opportunities for cogeneration in 5 major energy-consuming industries which produce food, textiles, paper, chemicals, and refined petroleum; select, characterize, and optimize cogeneration systems for these identified opportunities to achieve maximum energy savings for minimum investment using currently available components of cogenerating systems; and to identify technical, institutional, and regulatory obstacles hindering the use of industrial cogeneration systems. The analysis methods used and results obtained are described. Plants with fuel demands from 100,000 Btu/h to 3 x 10/sup 6/ Btu/h were considered. It was concluded that the major impediments to industrial cogeneration are financial, e.g., high capital investment and high charges by electric utilities during short-term cogeneration facility outages. In the plants considered an average energy savings from cogeneration of 15 to 18% compared to separate generation of process steam and electric power was calculated. On a national basis for the 5 industries considered, this extrapolates to saving 1.3 to 1.6 quads per yr or between 630,000 to 750,000 bbl/d of oil. Properly applied, federal activity can do much to realize a substantial fraction of this potential by lowering the barriers to cogeneration and by stimulating wider implementation of this technology. (LCL)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Design of a Power Oscillation Damper for DFIG-based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Modified Particle Swarm Optimizer  

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This paper presents a method to design a Power Oscillation Damper (POD) for Double-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), operating with voltage control loop. Based on eigen values information from Small Signal Stability ... Keywords: Computational Intelligence, double fed induction generator, power oscillation damper, modified particle swarm optimizer, small signal stability analysis, wind energy conversion system

Huazhang Huang; C. Y. Chung

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources  

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Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources Speaker(s): Johan Driesen Date: February 15, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay Ongoing changes in the operation of distribution grids call for a new way to plan grid modifications. This presentation gives an overview of possible methods of long-term planning for the deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (distributed generation, storage and controllable loads) in a given grid. The placement and sizing of the units have to be considered, making this a complex optimization problem with discrete and continuous variables. In the optimization problem, multiple objectives are often conflicting, e.g. minimal grid losses, maximal use of the resources and voltage stability. An evolutionary algorithm (genetic algorithms) is used

469

Simulation and Optimization of Wind Farm Operations under Stochastic Conditions  

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This dissertation develops a new methodology and associated solution tools to achieve optimal operations and maintenance strategies for wind turbines, helping reduce operational costs and enhance the marketability of wind generation. The integrated framework proposed includes two optimization models for enabling decision support capability, and one discrete event-based simulation model that characterizes the dynamic operations of wind power systems. The problems in the optimization models are formulated as a partially observed Markov decision process to determine an optimal action based on a wind turbine's health status and the stochastic weather conditions. The rst optimization model uses homogeneous parameters with an assumption of stationary weather characteristics over the decision horizon. We derive a set of closed-form expressions for the optimal policy and explore the policy's monotonicity. The second model allows time-varying weather conditions and other practical aspects. Consequently, the resulting strategy are season-dependent. The model is solved using a backward dynamic programming method. The bene ts of the optimal policy are highlighted via a case study that is based upon eld data from the literature and industry. We nd that the optimal policy provides options for cost-e ective actions, because it can be adapted to a variety of operating conditions. Our discrete event-based simulation model incorporates critical components, such as a wind turbine degradation model, power generation model, wind speed model, and maintenance model. We provide practical insights gained by examining di erent maintenance strategies. To the best of our knowledge, our simulation model is the rst discrete-event simulation model for wind farm operations. Last, we present the integration framework, which incorporates the optimization results in the simulation model. Preliminary results reveal that the integrated model has the potential to provide practical guidelines that can reduce the operation costs as well as enhance the marketability of wind energy.

Byon, Eunshin

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Method and apparatus for directing ions and other charged particles generated at near atmospheric pressures into a region under vacuum  

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A method and apparatus for focusing dispersed charged particles. More specifically, a series of elements within a region maintained at a pressure between 10.sup.-1 millibar and 1 bar, each having successively larger apertures forming an ion funnel, wherein RF voltages are applied to the elements so that the RF voltage on any element has phase, amplitude and frequency necessary to define a confinement zone for charged particles of appropriate charge and mass in the interior of the ion funnel, wherein the confinement zone has an acceptance region and an emmitance region and where the acceptance region area is larger than the emmitance region area.

Smith, Richard D. (Richland, WA); Shaffer, Scott A. (Seattle, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Cluster generator  

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Described herein is an apparatus and a method for producing atom clusters based on a gas discharge within a hollow cathode. The hollow cathode includes one or more walls. The one or more walls define a sputtering chamber within the hollow cathode and include a material to be sputtered. A hollow anode is positioned at an end of the sputtering chamber, and atom clusters are formed when a gas discharge is generated between the hollow anode and the hollow cathode.

Donchev, Todor I. (Urbana, IL); Petrov, Ivan G. (Champaign, IL)

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

472

Biological Optimization in Volumetric Modulated Arc Radiotherapy for Prostate Carcinoma  

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Purpose: To investigate the potential benefits achievable with biological optimization for modulated volumetric arc (VMAT) treatments of prostate carcinoma. Methods and Materials: Fifteen prostate patient plans were studied retrospectively. For each case, planning target volume, rectum, and bladder were considered. Three optimization schemes were used: dose-volume histogram (DVH) based, generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) based, and mixed DVH/gEUD based. For each scheme, a single or dual 6-MV, 356 Degree-Sign VMAT arc was used. The plans were optimized with Pinnacle{sup 3} (v. 9.0 beta) treatment planning system. For each patient, the optimized dose distributions were normalized to deliver the same prescription dose. The quality of the plans was evaluated by dose indices (DIs) and gEUDs for rectum and bladder. The tallied DIs were D{sub 1%}, D{sub 15%}, D{sub 25%}, and D{sub 40%}, and the tallied gEUDs were for a values of 1 and 6. Statistical tests were used to quantify the magnitude and the significance of the observed differences. Monitor units and treatment times for each optimization scheme were also assessed. Results: All optimization schemes generated clinically acceptable plans. The statistical tests indicated that biological optimization yielded increased organs-at-risk sparing, ranging from {approx}1% to more than {approx}27% depending on the tallied DI, gEUD, and anatomical structure. The increased sparing was at the expense of longer treatment times and increased number of monitor units. Conclusions: Biological optimization can significantly increase the organs-at-risk sparing in VMAT optimization for prostate carcinoma. In some particular cases, however, the DVH-based optimization resulted in superior treatment plans.

Mihaylov, Ivaylo B., E-mail: imihaylov@Lifespan.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical Center, Providence, RI (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK (United States); Fatyga, Mirek [Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 (United States); Bzdusek, Karl [Philips Radiation Oncology Systems, Fitchburg, WI (United States); Gardner, Kenneth; Moros, Eduardo G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK (United States)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Spatial Data Modeling Systems, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Transportation Routing Optimization Methods for Evaluating Integrated Deployment of Interim Spent Fuel Storage Installations and Advanced Nuclear Plants  

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The objective of this siting study work is to support DOE in evaluating integrated advanced nuclear plant and ISFSI deployment options in the future. This study looks at several nuclear power plant growth scenarios that consider the locations of existing and planned commercial nuclear power plants integrated with the establishment of consolidated interim spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs). This research project is aimed at providing methodologies, information, and insights that inform the process for determining and optimizing candidate areas for new advanced nuclear power generation plants and consolidated ISFSIs to meet projected US electric power demands for the future.

Mays, Gary T [ORNL; Belles, Randy [ORNL; Cetiner, Mustafa Sacit [ORNL; Howard, Rob L [ORNL; Liu, Cheng [ORNL; Mueller, Don [ORNL; Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Peterson, Steven K [ORNL; Scaglione, John M [ORNL

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of a Novel NDE Method for Monitoring Thermomechanical Damage and Microstructure Evolution in Ferritic-Martensitic Steels for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems  

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The main goal of the proposed project is the development of validated nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for in situ monitoring of ferritic-martensitic steels like Grade 91 9Cr-1Mo, which are candidate materials for Generation IV nuclear energy structural components operating at temperatures up to ~650{degree}C and for steam-generator tubing for sodium-cooled fast reactors. Full assessment of thermomechanical damage requires a clear separation between thermally activated microstructural evolution and creep damage caused by simultaneous mechanical stress. Creep damage can be classified as "negligible" creep without significant plastic strain and "ordinary" creep of the primary, secondary, and tertiary kind that is accompanied by significant plastic deformation and/or cavity nucleation and growth. Under negligible creep conditions of interest in this project, minimal or no plastic strain occurs, and the accumulation of creep damage does not significantly reduce the fatigue life of a structural component so that low-temperature design rules, such as the ASME Section III, Subsection NB, can be applied with confidence. The proposed research project will utilize a multifaceted approach in which the feasibility of electrical conductivity and thermo-electric monitoring methods is researched and coupled with detailed post-thermal/creep exposure characterization of microstructural changes and damage processes using state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques, with the aim of establishing the most effective nondestructive materials evaluation technique for particular degradation modes in high-temperature alloys that are candidates for use in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) as well as providing the necessary mechanism-based underpinnings for relating the two. Only techniques suitable for practical application in situ will be considered. As the project evolves and results accumulate, we will also study the use of this technique for monitoring other GEN IV materials. Through the results obtained from this integrated materials behavior and NDE study, new insight will be gained into the best nondestructive creep and microstructure monitoring methods for the particular mechanisms identified in these materials. The proposed project includes collaboration with a national laboratory partner and the results will also serve as a foundation to guide the efforts of scientists in the DOE laboratory, university, and industrial communities concerned with the technological challenges of monitoring creep and microstructural evolution in materials planned to be used in Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems.

Nagy, Peter

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Performance Optimization: Emerging Management Issues and Artificial Intelligence Methods: Volume 4: Supporting Group Decision Making and Team Operations with Artificial Intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human performance optimization is critical to all aspects of the energy enterprise. This four-volume report presents findings from a review of the human performance challenges and opportunities created by the changing nature of the energy industry, its workforce, and its work environments.

2001-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for generating a crystalline {sup 99}MoO{sub 3} product and the isolation {sup 99m}Tc compositions therefrom  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved method is described for producing {sup 99m}Tc compositions. {sup 100}Mo metal is irradiated with photons in a particle (electron) accelerator to produce {sup 99}Mo metal which is dissolved in a solvent. A solvated {sup 99}Mo product is then dried to generate a supply of {sup 99}MoO{sub 3} crystals. The crystals are thereafter heated at a temperature which will sublimate the crystals and form a gaseous mixture containing vaporized {sup 99m}TcO{sub 3} and vaporized {sup 99m}TcO{sub 2} but will not cause the production of vaporized {sup 99}MoO{sub 3}. The mixture is then combined with an oxidizing gas to generate a gaseous stream containing vaporized {sup 99m}Tc{sub 2}O{sub 7}. Next, the gaseous stream is cooled to a temperature sufficient to convert the vaporized {sup 99m}Tc{sub 2}O{sub 7} into a condensed {sup 99m}Tc-containing product. The product has high purity levels resulting from the use of reduced temperature conditions and ultrafine crystalline {sup 99}MoO{sub 3} starting materials with segregated {sup 99m}Tc compositions therein which avoid the production of vaporized {sup 99}MoO{sub 3} contaminants. 1 fig.

Bennett, R.G.; Christian, J.D.; Kirkham, R.J.; Tranter, T.J.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enumerating a Diverse Set of Building Designs Using Discrete Optimization: Preprint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical optimization is a powerful method for identifying energy-efficient building designs. Automating the search process facilitates the evaluation of many more options than is possible with one-off parametric simulation runs. However, input data uncertainties and qualitative aspects of building design work against standard optimization formulations that return a single, so-called optimal design. This paper presents a method for harnessing a discrete optimization algorithm to obtain significantly different, economically viable building designs that satisfy an energy efficiency goal. The method is demonstrated using NREL's first-generation building analysis platform, Opt- E-Plus, and two example problems. We discuss the information content of the results, and the computational effort required by the algorithm.

Hale, E.; Long, N.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method  

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Abstract: The biodegradabilities of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) powders in a controlled compost at 58 °C have been studied using a Microbial Oxidative Degradation Analyzer (MODA) based on the ISO 14855-2 method, entitled “Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions—Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide—Part 2: Gravimetric measurement of carbon dioxide evolved in a laboratory-scale test”. The evolved CO2 was trapped by an additional aqueous Ba(OH)2 solution. The trapped BaCO3 was transformed into graphite via a serial vaporization and reduction reaction using a gas-tight tube and vacuum manifold system. This graphite was analyzed by accelerated mass spectrometry (AMS) to determine the percent modern carbon [pMC (sample)] based on the 14 C radiocarbon concentration. By using the theory that pMC (sample) was the sum of the pMC (compost) (109.87%) and pMC (PBS) (0%) as the respective ratio in the determined period, the CO2 (respiration) was calculated from only one reaction vessel. It was found that the biodegradabilities determined by the CO2 amount from PBS in the sample vessel were about 30 % lower than those based on the ISO method. These differences between the

Masao Kunioka; Fumi Ninomiya; Masahiro Funabashi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Monte Carlo transport simulations in stochastic media  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an accurate and efficient approach to optimize radiation transport simulations in a stochastic medium of high heterogeneity, like the Very High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (VHTR) configurations packed with TRISO fuel particles. Based on a fast nearest neighbor search algorithm, a modified fast Random Sequential Addition (RSA) method is first developed to speed up the generation of the stochastic media systems packed with both mono-sized and poly-sized spheres. A fast neutron tracking method is then developed to optimize the next sphere boundary search in the radiation transport procedure. In order to investigate their accuracy and efficiency, the developed sphere packing and neutron tracking methods are implemented into an in-house continuous energy Monte Carlo code to solve an eigenvalue problem in VHTR unit cells. Comparison with the MCNP benchmark calculations for the same problem indicates that the new methods show considerably higher computational efficiency. (authors)

Liang, C.; Ji, W. [Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., 110 8th street, Troy, NY (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Optimization System  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

Hurtado, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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