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Photovoltaic ground fault and blind spot electrical simulations.  

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Ground faults in photovoltaic (PV) systems pose a fire and shock hazard. To mitigate these risks, AC-isolated, DC grounded PV systems in the United States use Ground Fault Protection Devices (GFPDs), e.g., fuses, to de-energize the PV system when there is a ground fault. Recently the effectiveness of these protection devices has come under question because multiple fires have started when ground faults went undetected. In order to understand the limitations of fuse-based ground fault protection in PV systems, analytical and numerical simulations of different ground faults were performed. The numerical simulations were conducted with Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) using a circuit model of the PV system which included the modules, wiring, switchgear, grounded or ungrounded components, and the inverter. The derivation of the SPICE model and the results of parametric fault current studies are provided with varying array topologies, fuse sizes, and fault impedances. Closed-form analytical approximations for GFPD currents from faults to the grounded current carrying conductor-known as %E2%80%9Cblind spot%E2%80%9D ground faults-are derived to provide greater understanding of the influence of array impedances on fault currents. The behavior of the array during various ground faults is studied for a range of ground fault fuse sizes to determine if reducing the size of the fuse improves ground fault detection sensitivity. The results of the simulations show that reducing the amperage rating of the protective fuse does increase fault current detection sensitivity without increasing the likelihood of nuisance trips to a degree. Unfortunately, this benefit reaches a limit as fuses become smaller and their internal resistance increases to the point of becoming a major element in the fault current circuit.

Flicker, Jack David; Johnson, Jay

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridge Fault Simulation Strategies for CMOS Integrated Circuits Brian Chess  

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Bridge Fault Simulation Strategies for CMOS Integrated Circuits Brian Chess Tracy Larrabee \\Lambda the Primitive Bridge Function, a char­ acteristic function describing the behavior of bridged com­ ponents, we present a theorem for detecting feedback bridge faults. We discuss two different methods of bridge fault

Larrabee, Tracy

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Fault simulation of combinational circuits based on critical path tracing  

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FAULT SIMULATION Ol' COMBINATIONAI, CIRCUITS BASED ON CRITICAL PATH TRACING A Thesis by CHARLES JAMES BURNETT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering FAULT SIIUIULATION OF COMBINATlONAL CIRCUITS BASED ON CRITICAL PATH TRACINC A Thesis CHARLES JAMES BURNETT Approved as to style and content by: Don E. Ross (Chair of Committee...

Burnett, Charles James

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of active faulting at the Emigrant Peak fault in Nevada using shallow seismic reflection and ground penetrating radar  

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The objective of this study was to assess fault displacement, off-fault deformation, and alluvial fan stratigraphy at the Emigrant Peak fault zone (EPFZ) in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada utilizing shallow seismic reflection (SSR) and ground penetrating...

Christie, Michael Wayne

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling quantum noise for efficient testing of fault-tolerant circuits  

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Understanding fault-tolerant properties of quantum circuits is important for designing large-scale quantum information processors. In particular, simulating properties of encoded circuits is a crucial tool for investigating ...

Magesan, Easwar

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter are disclosed for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time. 9 figs.

Boenig, H.J.

1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiter and alternating current circuit breaker  

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A solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter for a load served by an alternating current source having a source impedance, the solid-state circuit breaker and current limiter comprising a thyristor bridge interposed between the alternating current source and the load, the thyristor bridge having four thyristor legs and four nodes, with a first node connected to the alternating current source, and a second node connected to the load. A coil is connected from a third node to a fourth node, the coil having an impedance of a value calculated to limit the current flowing therethrough to a predetermined value. Control means are connected to the thyristor legs for limiting the alternating current flow to the load under fault conditions to a predetermined level, and for gating the thyristor bridge under fault conditions to quickly reduce alternating current flowing therethrough to zero and thereafter to maintain the thyristor bridge in an electrically open condition preventing the alternating current from flowing therethrough for a predetermined period of time.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Smart Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Short-Circuit Faults in a Photovoltaic Generator  

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A Smart Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Short-Circuit Faults in a Photovoltaic Generator Wail Rezgui observations distributed over classes is used for simulation purposes. Keywords--Photovoltaic generator, SVM, k-NN, short-circuit fault, smart classification, linear programming. NOMENCLATURE PV = Photovoltaic; SVM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Protection from ground faults in the stator winding of generators at power plants in the Siberian networks  

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The experience of many years of experience in developing and utilization of ground fault protection in the stator winding of generators in the Siberian networks is generalized. The main method of protection is to apply a direct current or an alternating current with a frequency of 25 Hz to the primary circuits of the stator. A direct current is applied to turbo generators operating in a unit with a transformer without a resistive coupling to the external grid or to other generators. Applying a 25 Hz control current is appropriate for power generation systems with compensation of a capacitive short circuit current to ground. This method forms the basis for protection of generators operating on busbars, hydroelectric generators with a neutral grounded through an arc-suppression reactor, including in consolidated units with generators operating in parallel on a single low-voltage transformer winding.

Vainshtein, R. A., E-mail: vra@tpu.ru [Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation); Lapin, V. I. [ODU Sibiri (Integrated Dispatcher Control for Siberia), branch of JSC 'SO EES' (Russian Federation); Naumov, A. M.; Doronin, A. V. [JSC NPP 'EKRA' (Russian Federation); Yudin, S. M. [Tomsk Polytechnical University (Russian Federation)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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System for detecting and limiting electrical ground faults within electrical devices  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrical ground fault detection and limitation system for employment with a nuclear reactor utilizing a liquid metal coolant. Elongate electromagnetic pumps submerged within the liquid metal coolant and electrical support equipment experiencing an insulation breakdown occasion the development of electrical ground fault current. Without some form of detection and control, these currents may build to damaging power levels to expose the pump drive components to liquid metal coolant such as sodium with resultant undesirable secondary effects. Such electrical ground fault currents are detected and controlled through the employment of an isolated power input to the pumps and with the use of a ground fault control conductor providing a direct return path from the affected components to the power source. By incorporating a resistance arrangement with the ground fault control conductor, the amount of fault current permitted to flow may be regulated to the extent that the reactor may remain in operation until maintenance may be performed, notwithstanding the existence of the fault. Monitors such as synchronous demodulators may be employed to identify and evaluate fault currents for each phase of a polyphase power, and control input to the submerged pump and associated support equipment.

Gaubatz, Donald C. (Cupertino, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of faulting on ground-water movement in the Death Valley region, Nevada and California  

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This study characterizes the hydrogeologic system of the Death Valley region, an area covering approximately 100,000 square kilometers. The study also characterizes the effects of faults on ground-water movement in the Death Valley region by synthesizing crustal stress, fracture mechanics,a nd structural geologic data. The geologic conditions are typical of the Basin and Range Province; a variety of sedimentary and igneous intrusive and extrusive rocks have been subjected to both compressional and extensional deformation. Faulting and associated fracturing is pervasive and greatly affects ground-water flow patterns. Faults may become preferred conduits or barriers to flow depending on whether they are in relative tension, compression, or shear and other factors such as the degree of dislocations of geologic units caused by faulting, the rock types involved, the fault zone materials, and the depth below the surface. The current crustal stress field was combined with fault orientations to predict potential effects of faults on the regional ground-water flow regime. Numerous examples of fault-controlled ground-water flow exist within the study area. Hydrologic data provided an independent method for checking some of the assumptions concerning preferential flow paths. 97 refs., 20 figs., 5 tabs.

Faunt, C.C.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Circuit Level Fault Model for Resistive Bridges ZHUO LI, XIANG LU, WANGQI QIU, WEIPING SHI and D. M. H. WALKER  

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A Circuit Level Fault Model for Resistive Bridges ZHUO LI, XIANG LU, WANGQI QIU, WEIPING SHI and D. M. H. WALKER Texas A&M University Delay faults are an increasingly important test challenge. Modeling bridge faults as delay faults helps delay tests to detect more bridge faults. Traditional bridge

Walker, Duncan M. "Hank"

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Fault current limiter using a series impedance combined with bus sectionalizing circuit breaker  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The necessity and procedure for application of series fault current limiter (FCL) composed to bus sectionalizing in power network of IRAN have been discussed. In this regard, all of the high voltage substations in the power network of IRAN were evaluated in point of view of the fault current amplitude. The short circuit analysis of the power network was done based on the actual and future network specifications which have been designed and published by Iran Generation Transmission & Distribution Company in 2005. The overall results of this analysis and the detail data of using FCL together bus sectionalizing for two of the most important high voltage substations of Iran are presented. This method allows decreasing of 27% in fault current amplitude. The economical observation shows this method can be profitable if high voltage substation contains more than four feeders.

Hamid Javadi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating dynamic equivalent PV circuit models with impedance spectroscopy for arc-fault modeling.  

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Article 690.11 in the 2011 National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}) requires new photovoltaic (PV) systems on or penetrating a building to include a listed arc fault protection device. Currently there is little experimental or empirical research into the behavior of the arcing frequencies through PV components despite the potential for modules and other PV components to filter or attenuate arcing signatures that could render the arc detector ineffective. To model AC arcing signal propagation along PV strings, the well-studied DC diode models were found to inadequately capture the behavior of high frequency arcing signals. Instead dynamic equivalent circuit models of PV modules were required to describe the impedance for alternating currents in modules. The nonlinearities present in PV cells resulting from irradiance, temperature, frequency, and bias voltage variations make modeling these systems challenging. Linearized dynamic equivalent circuits were created for multiple PV module manufacturers and module technologies. The equivalent resistances and capacitances for the modules were determined using impedance spectroscopy with no bias voltage and no irradiance. The equivalent circuit model was employed to evaluate modules having irradiance conditions that could not be measured directly with the instrumentation. Although there was a wide range of circuit component values, the complex impedance model does not predict filtering of arc fault frequencies in PV strings for any irradiance level. Experimental results with no irradiance agree with the model and show nearly no attenuation for 1 Hz to 100 kHz input frequencies.

Johnson, Jay Dean; Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Strauch, Jason E.; Schoenwald, David Alan

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault detection for stator inter-turn short circuit in doubly fed induction generators using adaptive observers  

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This paper presents an observer-based fault detection approach for inter-turn stator short circuit fault in doubly fed induction generators (DFIG). A state-space model is developed, which can represent both the healthy and faulty conditions. Based on this model, two different adaptive observers: asymptotic adaptive observer and exponential adaptive observer are constructed, which are both able to estimate the fraction of short circuited winding online. The case when the rotor speed is immeasurable is also considered in this paper. The proposed exponential adaptive observer is reformulated into a new observer, which is capable of estimating the fault level and the rotor speed simultaneously. The simulation results demonstrate that this approach has effectiveness on fault detection under both steady state operation and transient state operation. It has strong robustness against the speed and load variations. This advantage has significance on fault detection of wind turbine DFIGs, since the DFIGs are predominantly under varying speed operation.

Qian Lu; Timofei Breikin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 4000-A HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) circuit breaker with fast fault-clearing capability: Final report  

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This project is a follow-up of the first development of a 500 kV HVDC airblast circuit breaker (EPRI project 1507-3). The objective was to increase the current interrupting capability from 2200 A to 4000 A and shorten its fault clearing time. A high current 500 kV HVDC circuit breaker has been built using the passive commutation circuit. The breaker is modular in construction and can be designed for a wide variety of system conditions. More than 400 current interruptions were carried out successfully. Tests have shown that this circuit breaker is capable of interrupting more than 4000 A dc. Practical breakers with current interrupting capability of even 5500 A dc could be built. The circuit breaker operation and the fault-clearing process can be materially speeded up if the trip signal is given as soon as the fault is detected and without waiting for the current levels to come down in response to converter control action. The new dc breakers are shown to be capable of withstanding these transient arc currents of 8000 A without affecting its ability to interrupt the direct current that follows the transient. This transient current withstand capability is greater than is likely to occur during dc faults. The fault clearing time of this HVDC circuit breaker is comparable to the fault clearing time of conventional ac breakers for ac faults. The developed HVDC circuit breaker is now commercially available and can be supplied for use in HVDC systems. Its use in such systems is expected to provide flexibility in system design and contribute to system stability. 38 refs., 52 figs., 9 tabs.

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1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground motion modeling of Hayward fault scenario earthquakes II:Simulation of long-period and broadband ground motions  

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We simulate long-period (T > 1.0-2.0 s) and broadband (T > 0.1 s) ground motions for 39 scenarios earthquakes (Mw 6.7-7.2) involving the Hayward, Calaveras, and Rodgers Creek faults. For rupture on the Hayward fault we consider the effects of creep on coseismic slip using two different approaches, both of which reduce the ground motions compared with neglecting the influence of creep. Nevertheless, the scenario earthquakes generate strong shaking throughout the San Francisco Bay area with about 50% of the urban area experiencing MMI VII or greater for the magnitude 7.0 scenario events. Long-period simulations of the 2007 Mw 4.18 Oakland and 2007 Mw 4.5 Alum Rock earthquakes show that the USGS Bay Area Velocity Model version 08.3.0 permits simulation of the amplitude and duration of shaking throughout the San Francisco Bay area, with the greatest accuracy in the Santa Clara Valley (San Jose area). The ground motions exhibit a strong sensitivity to the rupture length (or magnitude), hypocenter (or rupture directivity), and slip distribution. The ground motions display a much weaker sensitivity to the rise time and rupture speed. Peak velocities, peak accelerations, and spectral accelerations from the synthetic broadband ground motions are, on average, slightly higher than the Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) ground-motion prediction equations. We attribute at least some of this difference to the relatively narrow width of the Hayward fault ruptures. The simulations suggest that the Spudich and Chiou (2008) directivity corrections to the NGA relations could be improved by including a dependence on the rupture speed and increasing the areal extent of rupture directivity with period. The simulations also indicate that the NGA relations may under-predict amplification in shallow sedimentary basins.

Aagaard, B T; Graves, R W; Rodgers, A; Brocher, T M; Simpson, R W; Dreger, D; Petersson, N A; Larsen, S C; Ma, S; Jachens, R C

2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Rupture through a Branched Fault Configuration at Yucca Mountain, and Resulting Ground Motions  

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Dynamic Rupture through a Branched Fault Configuration at Yucca Mountain, and Resulting Ground of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, a potential site for a high-level radioactive waste repository. The Solitario km away from the SCF beneath the crest of Yucca Mountain, causing the repository site to experience

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Abstract-This paper investigates four different short circuit fault conditions which can occur for an inverter-fed perma-  

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demagnetizing the permanent magnets. I. INTRODUCTION In case of a short circuit, there is a risk of irreversibly de- magnetizing (parts of) the permanent magnets of a motor, due to the strong opposing magnetic for an inverter-fed perma- nent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with buried mag- nets. The fault conditions

Jantsch, Axel

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Evaluation of faulting characteristics and ground acceleration associated with recent movement along the Meers Fault, Southwestern Oklahoma  

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Recent studies have shown that a 27 km section of the Meers Fault was reactivated during Holocene time. Although these studies have proven the occurrence of recent fault activity, many basic characteristics of the faulting remain unresolved...

Burrell, Richard Dennis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 SG Peer Review - Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor & Faulted Circuit Indicator System for Underground Assets - Jason Wilson, On-Ramp Wireless  

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Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Jason Wilson On-Ramp Wireless June 7, 2012 December 2008 Wide Area Wireless Distribution Grid Sensor for Underground Assets Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY 12 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) $1,046 $580 $39 $0 Technical Scope Develop and demonstrate a wireless network solution for distribution automation, including fault circuit indicators and transformer monitoring, capable of secure and reliable communication with below ground and hard to reach utility assets at a TCO that is commercially viable for utilities to deploy at large scale. Enable utilities throughout the US to improve critical grid reliability metrics including SAIDI. * Conceptual design and trade studies including sensor system interfaces, augmenting FCI with

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Fault finder  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fault finder for locating faults along a high voltage electrical transmission line. Real time monitoring of background noise and improved filtering of input signals is used to identify the occurrence of a fault. A fault is detected at both a master and remote unit spaced along the line. A master clock synchronizes operation of a similar clock at the remote unit. Both units include modulator and demodulator circuits for transmission of clock signals and data. All data is received at the master unit for processing to determine an accurate fault distance calculation.

Bunch, Richard H. (1614 NW. 106th St., Vancouver, WA 98665)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accurate resistive bridge fault modeling, simulation, and test generation  

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Resistive bridging faults in CMOS combinational circuits are studied in this work. Bridging faults are modeled using HSPICE circuit simulation of the various types of bridging faults that can occur in CMOS combinational circuits. The results...

Sar-Dessai, Vijay Ramesh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of neglecting resistance in calculations of short circuit faults on power systems  

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MEA N DIS TIII )ACE Of &ROVND WIRE FROnt CONDuCTORS I oa 20 (Io'tao )(2s'yzo")(50 y so~)(io'Qs')(4) R, 6, 2. r-EZT (Q) gvgo 9 round wires F I g. 3. Conf igur ation af Circ uits c f sgNcrn 1 with ground Wir e$ . 13 must be converted... MEA N DIS TIII )ACE Of &ROVND WIRE FROnt CONDuCTORS I oa 20 (Io'tao )(2s'yzo")(50 y so~)(io'Qs')(4) R, 6, 2. r-EZT (Q) gvgo 9 round wires F I g. 3. Conf igur ation af Circ uits c f sgNcrn 1 with ground Wir e$ . 13 must be converted...

Mayo, Samuel Jonathan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The characteristics of arcing faults in 480-volt power distribution systems  

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spontaneous arc-over to ground or to another phase. ~ Insulation failure due to surface conduction across conductive dust or contamination, or due to a cracked insulator body. ~ Conductive gases emanating from circuit breakers or fuses during circuit.... ~ Rodents or vermin, especially those returning from a wet outing to the warmth of the equipment. In tropical climates, snakes are known to have caused arcing faults across insulator strings. Since causes of arcing fault cannot always be eliminated in 480...

Shih, Yu?

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault (In)Dependent Cost Estimates and Conflict-Directed Backtracking to Guide Sequential Circuit Test Generation  

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The search for tests for sequential circuits (STPG) by deterministic test pattern generation is a process of alternately performing mandatory assignments and heuristic decisions on signal lines. We have observed problems in the decision-making process ... Keywords: ATPG, sequential circuit TPG, cost estimates, back-jumping, conflict-directed backtrack, three-state (tri-state) circuit TPG

Mario Konijnenburg; Hans Van der Linden; Ad van de Goor

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arc fault detection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An arc fault detection system for use on ungrounded or high-resistance-grounded power distribution systems is provided which can be retrofitted outside electrical switchboard circuits having limited space constraints. The system includes a differential current relay that senses a current differential between current flowing from secondary windings located in a current transformer coupled to a power supply side of a switchboard, and a total current induced in secondary windings coupled to a load side of the switchboard. When such a current differential is experienced, a current travels through a operating coil of the differential current relay, which in turn opens an upstream circuit breaker located between the switchboard and a power supply to remove the supply of power to the switchboard.

Jha, Kamal N. (Bethel Park, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A transformer type fault current limiter with spark gap  

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A novel fault current limiter (FCL) is proposed in this paper. ... of the capacitor. During the short-circuit faults, the FCL resonantly produces a high impedance in the fault circuit after the breakdown of the s...

Zhang Xiaoqing; Ming Li

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of fault type on the optimal location of superconducting fault current limiter in electrical power grid  

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Abstract This paper presents a novel approach to determine the optimal location of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) to improve the transient stability of an electric power grid (EPG). The presented method use the angular separation of the rotors of synchronous machines present in the power system to select the optimal location of SFCL. The selection of this optimal location is coordinated with the corresponding optimal resistive value to improve transient stability in case of short-circuit fault. To obtain a global study on the optimal placement of SFCL in case of fault, various types of short-circuits are considered (single phase grounded fault, two phases grounded fault, etc.). To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method, the IEEE benchmarked four-machine two-area test system is used to carry out several case studies. It is shown that the optimal location of SFCL as well as its optimal resistance value are not the same for each fault studied. A global analysis of EPG stability is presented in the paper to select only one location of the SFCL in the EPG. Results show that the optimal location of SFCL combined with its optimal resistive value reduces the angular separation of the rotors that improves effectively the stability of the EPG for any type of short-circuit.

G. Didier; J. Lvque

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Current Limiters  

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

Fault Fault Current Limiters Superconducting & Solid-state Power Equipment Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability www.oe.energy.gov Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-1 U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Avenue, SW - Washington, DC 20585 Plugging America Into the Future of Power What are FCLs? A fault is an unintentional short circuit, or partial short-circuit, in an electric circuit. A variety of factors such as lightning, downed power lines, or crossed power lines cause faults. During a fault, excessive current-called fault current- flows through the electrical system often resulting in a failure of one section of that system by causing a

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Fixing Faults in VHDL-RTL Programs: An Application of Model-Based Diagnosis to Digital Circuit Designs  

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equipment [6, 19], software debugging [7, 20], power plants and power distribution [1], gas turbine fuel Designs Bernhard Peischl and Franz Wotawa Technische Universit at Graz IICM { Software Technology (IST of circuits before they become manufactured. In order to reduce time to market and overall development costs

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QUANTIFYING UNCERTAINTIES IN GROUND MOTION SIMULATIONS FOR SCENARIO EARTHQUAKES ON THE HAYWARD-RODGERS CREEK FAULT SYSTEM USING THE USGS 3D VELOCITY MODEL AND REALISTIC PSEUDODYNAMIC RUPTURE MODELS  

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This project seeks to compute ground motions for large (M>6.5) scenario earthquakes on the Hayward Fault using realistic pseudodynamic ruptures, the USGS three-dimensional (3D) velocity model and anelastic finite difference simulations on parallel computers. We will attempt to bound ground motions by performing simulations with suites of stochastic rupture models for a given scenario on a given fault segment. The outcome of this effort will provide the average, spread and range of ground motions that can be expected from likely large earthquake scenarios. The resulting ground motions will be based on first-principles calculations and include the effects of slip heterogeneity, fault geometry and directivity, however, they will be band-limited to relatively low-frequency (< 1 Hz).

Rodgers, A; Xie, X

2008-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Fault Current Limiter | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Limiter Limiter Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Current Limiter A fault current limiter prevents current in an electrical circuit from exceeding a predetermined level by increasing the electrical impedance of that circuit before the current through the circuit exceeds that level. Fault current limiters are designed so as to minimize the impedance of the circuit under normal conditions to reduce losses, but increase the impedance of the circuit under fault conditions to limit fault current.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A Fault Current Limiter (FCL) is a device which limits the prospective fault current when a fault occurs (e.g. in a power transmission network). The term includes superconducting devices and non-superconducting devices, however some of the more simple non-superconducting devices (such

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Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes. 7 figs.

Treu, C.A. Jr.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes.

Treu, Jr., Charles A. (Raymore, MO)

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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fault diagnosis of a high voltage transmission line using waveform ...  

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Oct 4, 2013 ... FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE USING ... Fault types such as single line to ground, line to line, double line to...

Ripunjoy Phukan

2013-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation grounding programs  

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This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. This report, Volume 2, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program SMECC (Substation Maximum Earth Current Computation Program). This program analyzes the electric current distribution among grounded structures inside and outside a substation for different fault conditions. The fault conditions are automatically selected by the program, or they may be specified by the user, or both. The fault condition resulting in maximum substation earth current is identified and reported. Data requirements for this program are: ground impedance, transformer data, transmission line data, transmission line grounding impedances, etc. The program provides four types of standard outputs: (1) a report of voltages and current flow in the unfaulted system, (2) a brief report of the maximum ground potential rise (worst fault condition), (3) a summary report of all fault conditions which have been analyzed by the program, and (4) a detailed report of voltages and current flow for a selected set of fault conditions.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault current limiting and voltage sag mitigation by means of a resonant type FCL  

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In this paper a resonant type of fault current limiter and its application are presented. During normal operation of circuit, the thyristors is off and the resonant branches are short circuit. Therefore there is not any voltage drop on FCL. In this way, ... Keywords: bypass resistance, fault analysis, power quality, resonant type fault current limiter

M. S. Mohebbi Nazar; M. Abapour

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Circuit Modeling of a Wind Power Plant: Preprint  

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This paper investigates the short-circuit behavior of a WPP for different types of wind turbines. The short-circuit behavior will be presented. Both the simplified models and detailed models are used in the simulations and both symmetrical faults and unsymmetrical faults are discussed.

Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal power flow considering fault current level constraints and fault current limiters  

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to present a novel method to dispatch the active generation power properly in the power system while incorporating fault current levels as constraints for the optimization problem. Due to the limited capacity of protective devices such as circuit breakers, allocating active power without considering fault current levels can probably lead to fault currents exceeding the rating of these devices. Hence restricting the fault current levels to an allowable amount while minimizing a specified objective function seems to be necessary. In a number of cases even the appropriate allocation of active power is not able to reduce the fault current levels to the permitted amount therefore using fault current limiters (FCL) is unavoidable. In this paper also a planning scheme is presented for the location and sizing of fault current limiters and the effect of fault current limiters on the objective functions is investigated.

Amirhossein Khazali; Mohsen Kalantar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Concept of a Superconducting Fault Current Limiter and Its Evaluation of Quenching Feature  

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The present paper reviews the concept of a new superconducting fault current limiter with NbTi AC superconducting wire for the suppression of short-circuit currents. This fault current limiter takes full advantag...

Kiyoshi Okaniwa; Tsukushi Hara; Takahiko Yamamoto

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Power Plant Enhancement with a Fault-Current Limiter: Preprint  

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This paper investigates the capability of a saturable core fault-current limiter to limit the short circuit current of different types of wind turbine generators.

Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.; DeLaRosa, F.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Automated Distribution Circuit Switches | Open Energy  

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Circuit Switches Circuit Switches Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Automated Distribution Circuit Switches Distribution circuit switches that can be operated automatically in response to control signals from local sensors, distribution automation systems, or grid control systems. Such switches can be installed as automated devices or existing equipment can be retrofitted with controls and communications. The degree of automation depends on the controls and communications system implemented. These switches can be opened or closed to isolate portions of a distribution circuit that has experienced a short circuit (fault), or must be taken out of service for maintenance or other operations. When used in combination, these switches can reroute power from other substations or nearby distribution circuits.[1]

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Printed Circuits  

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... a leading contributor to the technology of printed circuits, and the inventor of the printed foil technique now in general use.

J. C. CLULEY

1959-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductive tunnel junction integrated circuit  

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Josephson Junction integrated circuits of the current injection type and magnetically controlled type utilize a superconductive layer that forms both Josephson Junction electrode for the Josephson Junction devices on the integrated circuit as well as a ground plane for the integrated circuit. Large area Josephson Junctions are utilized for effecting contact to lower superconductive layers and islands are formed in superconductive layers to provide isolation between the groundplane function and the Josephson Junction electrode function as well as to effect crossovers. A superconductor-barrier-superconductor trilayer patterned by local anodization is also utilized with additional layers formed thereover. Methods of manufacturing the embodiments of the invention are disclosed.

Jillie, D.W. Jr.; Smith, L.N.

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of Shield-Type Superconducting Fault-Current-Limiter Operation Considering Flux Pinning Effect on Flux and Supercurrent Density in High-Temperature Superconductor Cylinders  

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Superconducting fault current limiter, SFCL, forms an important category of fault-current-limiting devices which limit the short-circuit current levels in electrical networks. Therefore, modeling ... its main ope...

Arsalan Hekmati

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

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measured at the power substation during a single phase to ground fault clearance [17] .............................................. 111 Figure 26 Analyzed signal using wavelet transform from phase B current during a fault [17..., but are not limited to, substation and feeder relay, intelligent controllers for capacitor bank switches or reclosers, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems installed at the customer sites, power quality meters installed at strategic locations in the system, low...

Lotfifard, Saeed

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Software fault avoidance issues  

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This article aims to discuss various issues of software fault avoidance. Software fault avoidance aims to produce fault free software through various approaches having the common objective of reducing the number of latent defects in software programs.

Goutam Kumar Saha

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization independent microphotonic circuits  

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Microphotonic circuits have been proposed for applications ranging from optical switching and routing to optical logic circuits. However many applications require microphotonic circuits to be polarization independent, a ...

Watts, Michael Robert, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Insertion HVDC Circuit Breaker: Magnetically Pulsed Hybrid Breaker for HVDC Power Distribution Protection  

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GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurredsuch as a downed power line or a transformer explosionfrom the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.

None

2012-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Limiting characteristics of the superconducting fault current limiter applied to the neutral line of conventional transformer  

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Abstract The increased electricity demands influenced by the recent industrial development make the electric power distribution system more comprehensive, and the risks are high to cause failures to steady state electric line due to the extended range of fault at the time of fault occurrence. Also, the high performance and the high precision electric appliances that sensitive to switching surge and fault current expose vulnerability of reduced life span and increased fault occurrence ratio. Therefore, this thesis analyzed the fault limiting characteristics by the fault types by applying the superconducting fault current limiter to the neutral line of the transformer in order to reduce the fault currents that flow such high performance appliances. A current transformer (CT) that detects the fault current in the simulated power distribution system, a switching control system that is self-developed and a transformer are used in constructing a circuit. When a fault occurs, the initial fault current is restricted by the superconducting fault current limiter and simultaneously detours the fault current by operating the SCR contact of the switching control system through the detection by CT. This thesis analyzed the limiting characteristics of the superconducting fault current limiter that are applied to the neutral line of the transformer by the fault types.

I.G. Im; H.S. Choi; B.I. Jung

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic rupture through a branched fault2 configuration at Yucca Mountain and resulting3  

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Dynamic rupture through a branched fault2 configuration at Yucca Mountain and resulting3 ground analyses. This is motivated by the normal faults in the vicinity10 of Yucca Mountain, NV, a potential site fault12 located approximately 1 km west of the crest of Yucca Mountain, is the13 most active

Dmowska, Renata

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Novel 3-Phase Inductive Fault Current Limiter  

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The paper describes the inductive three-phase fault current limiter. In this work I examine the novel arrangements of the perfect closed superconducting loop made of HTS wire. I applied one iron core with 3 limbs and special loops for uniform temperature of the superconducting wire. In this work I present the results of my experiments with this device. I present the static and dynamic measured results of this solution. It has got several advantages e. g. fast switching and less fault power for high-power electric machines. The advantage of the equipment is that in the case of single-phase short circuit the current will decrease in all the three phases. This can be an appropriate solution for high power machines. For example, in the case of high-power electric motor if there is a single-phase breaking or a single phase short circuit, we can decrease the current in the three phases.

Janos Kosa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dc superconducting fault current limiter using die-pressed  

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A model of a superconducting fault current limiter on a polycrystalline high-temperature superconductor basis is checked in the dc short circuit regime. Protection of load takes place under the conditions described in this paper. The use of ceramic materials with superconducting-normal metal-superconducting Josephson junction network having an S-type current-voltage characteristic (CVC) is shown to be effective for fault current limiter devices.

A G Mamalis; M I Petrov; D A Balaev; K A; D M Gohfeld; S V Militsyn; S G; V I Kirko; I N Vottea

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An efficient logic fault diagnosis framework based on effect-cause approach  

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suspect nets using several common fault models. The difference between the observed faulty behavior and the simulated behavior is used to rank each suspect. Experimental results on ISCAS85 benchmark circuits show that this diagnosis approach is efficient...

Wu, Lei

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Fault Current Limiter Using Transformer and a Modular Device of YBCO Coated Conductor  

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A superconducting fault current limiter (SCFL) consisted of a transformer with ... secondary winding short-circuited by a modular superconducting limiter device with 16 elements connected in series ... a 0.125? ...

C. A. Baldan; J. S. Lamas; A. A. Bernardes

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1.2 MVA High-Tc Superconducting Fault Current Limiter  

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A 3-phase high Tc superconducting fault current limiter with a rated power of 1.2 ... a special partial melt process. The nominal current and voltage of the device are 70 ... 3-phase short circuit tests with a pr...

W. Paul; M. Chen; M. Lakner; J. Rhyner; L. Widenhorn

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel techniques for fault location, voltage profile calculation and visualization of transients  

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This dissertation addresses three different problems in power systems. The first problem is related to the fault location in complex topologies such as three terminal circuits with series compensation and mutually coupled line sections...

Evrenosoglu, Cansin Yaman

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Computation of the split factor of earth fault currents by considering the proximity effects  

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To determine a safe substation grounding grid in power systems, it is important to compute the split factor for earth fault current including the proximity influences among the grid and the earthing systems of the incoming/outgoing transmission lines' ... Keywords: earth fault currents, grounding grid design, proximity effects, split factor, touch and step voltages

N. Ramezani; S. M. Shahrtash

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation grounding.  

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??Designing a proper substation grounding system is quite complicating. Many parameters affect its design. In order for a grounding design to be safe, it needs (more)

Baleva, Inna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient recovery voltage considerations in the application of medium voltage circuit breakers  

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Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers can fail to interrupt 3-phase fault currents when power systems have Transient Recovery Voltage (TRV) characteristics which exceed the rating of the circuit breaker. This paper examines the application of 13.8kV generation and load switchgear for an oil refinery in which circuit parameters as originally designed would have exceeded the 13.8kV circuit breakers TRV ratings had corrective measures not been taken. This paper illustrates this case and discusses the basis of TRV, how TRV is assessed, and alternative actions taken to bring circuits to within the 13.8 kV circuit breaker ratings.

Swindler, D.L.; Schwartz, P.; Hamer, P.S.; Lambert, S.R.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Resistive Bridge Fault Modeling,Simulationand Test Generation Vijay R. Sar-Dessai  

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Resistive Bridge Fault Modeling,Simulationand Test Generation Vijay R. Sar-Dessai Intel Corporation.sar-dessai@intel.com Abstract In this work' we develop models of resistive bridging faults and study thefault coverage on ISCAS85 circuits of different test sets using resistive and zero-ohm bridges at different supply voltages

Walker, Duncan M. "Hank"

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Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization  

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This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems...

Ha, Chunghun

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

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A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components. 13 figs.

Premerlani, W.J.

1981-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Commutation circuit for an HVDC circuit breaker  

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A commutation circuit for a high voltage DC circuit breaker incorporates a resistor capacitor combination and a charging circuit connected to the main breaker, such that a commutating capacitor is discharged in opposition to the load current to force the current in an arc after breaker opening to zero to facilitate arc interruption. In a particular embodiment, a normally open commutating circuit is connected across the contacts of a main DC circuit breaker to absorb the inductive system energy trapped by breaker opening and to limit recovery voltages to a level tolerable by the commutating circuit components.

Premerlani, William J. (Scotia, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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digital circuit patch bay  

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A patch bay in which low-level digital data circuits may be patched, monitored, and tested. Note: The digital circuit patch bay may be either (a) a...See also circuit ...

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and Verification of Digital Circuits ECE/CS 5745/6745  

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1 Testing and Verification of Digital Circuits ECE/CS 5745/6745 Syllabus Instructor: Priyank Kalla@ece.utah.edu 1. Introduction Introduction to VLSI Testing and Design Verification Sets, Relations and Testing Types Logical Modeling of Physical Faults Fault Detection using Boolean Difference

Kalla, Priyank

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Method of manufacturing Josephson junction integrated circuits  

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Josephson junction integrated circuits of the current injection type and magnetically controlled type utilize a superconductive layer that forms both Josephson junction electrode for the Josephson junction devices on the integrated circuit as well as a ground plane for the integrated circuit. Large area Josephson junctions are utilized for effecting contact to lower superconductive layers and islands are formed in superconductive layers to provide isolation between the groudplane function and the Josephson junction electrode function as well as to effect crossovers. A superconductor-barrier-superconductor trilayer patterned by local anodization is also utilized with additional layers formed thereover. Methods of manufacturing the embodiments of the invention are disclosed.

Jillie Jr., D. W.; Smith, L. N.

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Supercapacitor energy storage system for fault ride-through of a DFIG wind generation system  

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The doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) are preferred over other variable speed generators because of their advantages in terms of economy and control. One of the problems associated with high wind power penetration DFIG systems, however, is the inability of their converters to work properly under extreme low voltage conditions. This article presents a decoupled PQ control strategy of a supercapacitor energy storage system, interfaced through a STATCOM, for low voltage ride through as well as damping enhancement of the DFIG system. The STATCOM meets the reactive power need under the depressed voltage condition, while the supercapacitor caters to the real power unbalance. An extensive dynamic model of the DFIG system including a supercapacitor DCDC buckboost converter and the STATCOM circuit has been developed. The fault ride-thorough capability of the generator has been investigated for a severe symmetrical three-phase to ground fault on the grid bus. Simulation results suggest that the proposed decoupled control of the supercapacitor STATCOM control strategy can help the DFIG ride through extreme low voltage conditions for significant duration. The proposed control strategy also damps the electromechanical transients, and thus quickly restores normal operation of the converters.

A.H.M.A. Rahim; E.P. Nowicki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RP-SYN: synthesis of random pattern testable circuits with test point insertion  

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An automated logic synthesis procedure, called RP-SYN, is described for synthesizing random pattern testable circuits. RP-SYN takes as an input a two-level description of a circuit and a constraint on the minimum fault detection probability (threshold ...

N. A. Touba; E. J. McCluskey

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Water Ground Sky Sky Water Vegetation Ground Vegetation Water  

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Bear Snow Vegetation RhinoWater Vegetation Ground Water Ground Sky Sky Rhino Water Vegetation Ground Vegetation Water Rhino Water Vegetation Ground Rhino Water Rhino Water Ground Ground Vegetation Water Rhino Vegetation Rhino Vegetation Ground Rhino Vegetation Ground Sky Rhino Vegetation Ground Sky

Chen, Tsuhan

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Design methodologies for variation-aware integrated circuits  

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by clock distribution network and proposes techniques to reduce power/ground noise considering the effects of process variations. The second part proposes an elastic pipeline scheme for random circuits with feedback loops. The proposed scheme provides a low...

Samanta, Rupak

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Co-ordination of Resistive-Type Superconductor Fault Current Limiter and Relay Protection  

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Superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) has become one of the most ideal current limiting devices to solve the problem of increasing short-circuit current in high-voltage power grid. This paper...

Y. Chen; S. Li; J. Sheng; Z. Jin; Z. Hong

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three fault ride through controllers for wind systems running in isolated micro-grid and Effects of fault type on their performance: A review and comparative study  

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Abstract This paper presents survey about Fault Ride Through (FRT) techniques and controllers which employed with all wind generation system types. After presenting a comprehensive FRT survey, paper proposes three Fault Ride Through (FRT) controllers for keeping stability of Fixed Speed Wind Generation (FSWG) system serving in isolated Micro-Grid (MG). The first controller has been implemented by inserting Superconductor Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) in series with wind generator terminals during fault instant. The second proposed FRT controller is modifying the conventional Pitch Angle Controllers (PAC) to can spill and reduce high percentage of extracted mechanical wind power during and subsequent fault occurrence which in turns help stability improvement and restoration. Third FRT technique is performed by adapting the wind turbine gearbox ratio which forces the wind generation system to run far from the maximum power point. The best performance is obtained with the SFCL controller. Superior results are obtained when the three proposed FRT controllers are employed simultaneously. The three developed FRT controllers are simple, reliable and economical attractive. Effects of fault type on SFCL FRT controller performance are analyzed and investigated in details. The proposed SFCL FRT controller has been tested under single phase, double phase, phase to phase, and three phases to ground faults. Results display that the three phases to ground fault is the most severe type on SFCL FRT performance from stability point of view. On the other hand, double phase to ground fault is the most severe one from fluctuations and oscillations points of view. Parameters of the SFCL must be adjusted based on the three phases to ground fault. If the SFCL FRT controller is designed to can deal with three phases fault, it sure can deal with the other fault types successfully.

Rashad M. Kamel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Stochastic Ground?Motion Model for Switzerland  

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...Rietbrock, 2009) stress parameters. Figure 9. Aerial view of fault and simulation directions. Note in...Irikura, H. K. Thio, P. G. Somerville, Y. Fukushima, and Y. Fukushima (2006). Attenuation relations of strong ground...

Benjamin Edwards; Donat Fh

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Universal Quantum Circuits  

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We define and construct efficient depth-universal and almost-size-universal quantum circuits. Such circuits can be viewed as general-purpose simulators for central classes of quantum circuits and can be used to capture the computational power of the circuit class being simulated. For depth we construct universal circuits whose depth is the same order as the circuits being simulated. For size, there is a log factor blow-up in the universal circuits constructed here. We prove that this construction is nearly optimal.

Debajyoti Bera; Stephen Fenner; Frederic Green; Steve Homer

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Location and Incipient Fault Detection in Distribution Cables.  

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??A set of fault location algorithms for underground medium voltage cables, two incipient fault detection schemes for distribution cables and a state estimation method for (more)

Xu, Zhihan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DAFT: decoupled acyclic fault tolerance  

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Higher transistor counts, lower voltage levels, and reduced noise margin increase the susceptibility of multicore processors to transient faults. Redundant hardware modules can detect such errors, but software transient fault detection techniques are ... Keywords: multicore, speculation, transient fault

Yun Zhang; Jae W. Lee; Nick P. Johnson; David I. August

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity Study of Physical Limits on Ground Motion at Yucca Mountain  

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Sensitivity Study of Physical Limits on Ground Motion at Yucca Mountain by Benchun Duan and Steven at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and assess sensitivities due to uncertainties in fault geometry, off-fault rock ground-motion parameters (e.g., Bommer, 2002; Bommer et al., 2004). The 1998 PSHA for Yucca Mountain

Duan, Benchun

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Ground Electromagnetic Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Ground Electromagnetic Techniques (Redirected from Ground Electromagnetic Methods) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature

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Experimental study on characteristics of superconducting fault current limiters connected  

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Superconducting fault current limiters (SCFCLs) can reduce fault current; thus SCFCLs allow the capacity of circuit breakers to be reduced and lend flexibility to power system network designs. Furthermore, SCFCLs are expected to improve power system stability, as has been confirmed by some experiments. Therefore, various kinds of SCFCLs were proposed and have been studied. For introducing SCFCLs in power systems, there should be some specifications, such as the impedance, the trigger current level, and the recovery time. Fault analyses pointed out that accuracy of the trigger current level is required. A transformer type SCFCL with an adjustable trigger current level was proposed, designed, made, and tested. Then, limiting tests on three-phase SCFCLs by use of an artificial transmission line with a small generator were carried out. The test results indicated that at phase-to-phase faults, the SCFCLs for the fault phases do not always turn into the limiting mode. From two points of view, it is important to study characteristics of the series connection for SCFCLs: one is as mentioned above, and the other is that a series connection of some SCFCLs of small impedance may be installed in place of an SCFCL of larger impedance. This paper describes the results of limiting tests on two SCFCLs connected in series. The tests were carried out under some different conditions of fault currents, fault phases, and trigger current levels of SCFCLs. Some discussion on characteristics of series connection of SCFCLs appears also.

Hiroyuki Hatta; Tanzo Nitta; Tomomi Oide; Masakuni Chiba; Yasuyuki Shirai; Akihiro Mochida

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar system fault detection  

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A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Farrington, Robert B. (Wheatridge, CO); Pruett, Jr., James C. (Lakewood, CO)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar system fault detection  

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A fault detecting apparatus and method are provided for use with an active solar system. The apparatus provides an indication as to whether one or more predetermined faults have occurred in the solar system. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors, each sensor being used in determining whether a predetermined condition is present. The outputs of the sensors are combined in a pre-established manner in accordance with the kind of predetermined faults to be detected. Indicators communicate with the outputs generated by combining the sensor outputs to give the user of the solar system and the apparatus an indication as to whether a predetermined fault has occurred. Upon detection and indication of any predetermined fault, the user can take appropriate corrective action so that the overall reliability and efficiency of the active solar system are increased.

Farrington, R.B.; Pruett, J.C. Jr.

1984-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

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A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figures.

Ikezi, H.; Lin-Liu, Y.R.; DeGrassie, J.S.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

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A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki (Rancho Santa Fe, CA); Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren (San Diego, CA); DeGrassie, John S. (Encinitas, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and simulation of a reformate supplied PEM fuel cell stack, application to fault detection  

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Modeling and simulation of a reformate supplied PEM fuel cell stack, application to fault detection exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are the main type of fuel cell developed for ground vehicle applications tool for thermal characteristic and fault detection of a PEM fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stack model

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fault Intersection | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Fault Intersection Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Fault Intersection Dictionary.png Fault Intersection: Fault intersections are junctions between normal faults and either transversely oriented strike-slip or oblique-slip faults. Subsurface fluid flow in these areas is enhanced by multiple minor faults that connect the major intersecting structures, forming highly fractured zones or dilational quadrants with increased permeability. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal

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Ground Magnetics | Open Energy Information  

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Ground Magnetics Ground Magnetics Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Ground Magnetics Details Activities (15) Areas (12) Regions (0) NEPA(1) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Magnetic Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Magnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Presence of magnetic minerals such as magnetite. Stratigraphic/Structural: Mapping of basement structures, horst blocks, fault systems, fracture zones, dykes and intrusions. Hydrological: The circulation of hydrothermal fluid may impact the magnetic susceptibility of rocks. Thermal: Rocks lose their magnetic properties at the Curie temperature (580° C for magnetite) [1] and, upon cooling, remagnetize in the present magnetic field orientation. The Curie point depth in the subsurface may be determined in a magnetic survey to provide information about hydrothermal activity in a region.

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Impact of VSC faults on dynamic performance and low voltage ride through of DFIG  

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Abstract A doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) sensitivity to external faults has motivated researchers to investigate the impact of various grid disturbances, such as voltage sags and short circuit faults, on its low-voltage ride-through (LVRT) capability. However, no attention has been paid to the impact of internal faults in voltage source converters (VSCs), that interface a DFIG with the grid, on the dynamic performance of the machine. This paper investigates the impacts of various VSC faults, on the dynamic performance and LVRT capability of a DFIG. Faults such as open and short circuit within VSC switches and across the DC-link capacitor are considered in this paper. The impact of internal VSC faults when they occur within the grid side converter (GSC) and rotor side converter (RSC) is investigated. Compliance of the voltage profiles of a DFIG with the \\{LVRTs\\} specified in the recent grid codes of the USA, Spain, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Quebec and the UK are examined for the faults studied. The simulation results show that these faults should be considered in designs of protection systems aimed at avoiding any catastrophic failure of the converter switches or wind turbine.

A.F. Abdou; A. Abu-Siada; H.R. Pota

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting fault-current limiter and inductor design  

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A superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) that uses a biased superconducting inductor in a diode or thyristor bridge circuit was analyzed for transmission systems in 69, 138, and 230 rms kV utility transmission systems. The limiter was evaluated for costs with all components - superconducting coil, diode and/or SCR power electronics, high voltage insulation, high voltage bushings and vapor cooled leads, dewar, and refrigerator - included. A design was undertaken for the superconducting cable and coils for both diode and SCR 69 kV limiter circuits.

Rogers, J.D.; Boenig, H.J.; Chowdhuri, P.; Schermer, R.I.; Wollan, J.J.; Weldon, D.M.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geophysical investigation of concealed faults near Yucca Mountain, southwest Nevada  

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Detailed gravity and ground magnetic data collected along surveyed traverses across Midway Valley, on the eastern flank of Yucca Mountain, Nevada reveal that these methods can be used to delineate concealed faults. These studies are part of an effort to evaluate faulting in the vicinity of the proposed surface facilities for a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The largest gravity and magnetic anomaly in the vicinity of Midway Valley is associated with the Paintbrush fault on the west flank of Alice Ridge. Geophysical data infer a vertical offset of about 200 m (650 ft). Another prominent gravity and magnetic anomaly is associated with the Bow Ridge fault in the western part of Midway Valley.

Ponce, D.A. [Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Electromagnetic Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Ground Electromagnetic Techniques Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Electrical Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Electromagnetic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock composition, mineral and clay content Stratigraphic/Structural: Detection of permeable pathways, fracture zones, faults Hydrological: Resistivity influenced by porosity, grain size distribution, permeability, fluid saturation, fluid type and phase state of the pore water Thermal: Resistivity influenced by temperature Dictionary.png

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The Portland Hills Fault: uncovering a hidden fault in Portland, Oregon using high-resolution geophysical methods  

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The Portland metropolitan area historically is the most seismically active region in Oregon. At least three potentially active faults are located in the immediate vicinity of downtown Portland, with the Portland Hills Fault (PHF) extending directly beneath downtown Portland. The faults are poorly understood, and the surface geologic record does not provide the information required to assess the seismic hazards associated with them. The limited geologic information stems from a surface topography that has not maintained a cumulative geologic record of faulting, in part, due to rapid erosion and deposition from late Pleistocene catastrophic flood events and a possible strike-slip component of the faults. We integrated multiple high-resolution geophysical techniques, including seismic reflection, ground penetrating radar (GPR), and magnetic methods, with regional geological and geophysical surveys to determine that the Portland Hills Fault is presently active with a zone of deformation that extends at least 400 m. The style of deformation is consistent with at least two major earthquakes in the last 1215 ka, as confirmed by a sidehill excavation trench. High-resolution geophysical methods provide detailed images of the upper 100 m across the active fault zone. The geophysical images are critical to characterizing the structural style within the zone of deformation, and when integrated with a paleoseismic trench, can accurately record the seismic history of a region with little surface geologic exposure.

Lee M. Liberty; Mark A. Hemphill-Haley; Ian P. Madin

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Printed circuit board impedance matching step for microwave (millimeter wave) devices  

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An impedance matching ground plane step, in conjunction with a quarter wave transformer section, in a printed circuit board provides a broadband microwave matching transition from board connectors or other elements that require thin substrates to thick substrate (>quarter wavelength) broadband microwave (millimeter wave) devices. A method of constructing microwave and other high frequency electrical circuits on a substrate of uniform thickness, where the circuit is formed of a plurality of interconnected elements of different impedances that individually require substrates of different thicknesses, by providing a substrate of uniform thickness that is a composite or multilayered substrate; and forming a pattern of intermediate ground planes or impedance matching steps interconnected by vias located under various parts of the circuit where components of different impedances are located so that each part of the circuit has a ground plane substrate thickness that is optimum while the entire circuit is formed on a substrate of uniform thickness.

Pao, Hsueh-Yuan; Aguirre, Jerardo; Sargis, Paul

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS)  

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Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) Services Overview ECS Audio/Video Conferencing Fasterdata IPv6 Network Network Performance Tools (perfSONAR) ESnet OID Registry PGP Key Service Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) OSCARS Case Study Documentation Links Hardware Requirements DOE Grids Service Transition Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Virtual Circuits (OSCARS) ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) provides multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer performance. Originally a research concept, OSCARS has grown into a robust production service. Currently

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Regenerative feedback resonant circuit  

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A regenerative feedback resonant circuit for measuring a transient response in a loop is disclosed. The circuit includes an amplifier for generating a signal in the loop. The circuit further includes a resonator having a resonant cavity and a material located within the cavity. The signal sent into the resonator produces a resonant frequency. A variation of the resonant frequency due to perturbations in electromagnetic properties of the material is measured.

Jones, A. Mark; Kelly, James F.; McCloy, John S.; McMakin, Douglas L.

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery time of superconducting non-inductive reactor type fault current limiter  

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A superconducting fault current limiting device for electric power systems has been investigated to find out its feasibility. Non-inductive reactor type fault current limiter has been constructed using metal superconductor. Two bifilar wound solenoids were connected in antiparallel or antiseries. On each connection, the fault current limiting test was performed by short-circuiting a resistive load suddenly. The recovery (normal-to-superconductive state transition) time after the current limiting mode has been studied using small scale model of fault current limiter for the low voltage distribution line. The results reveal that the current limiter could be operated under repetitive fault current accident which was removed within a few cycle of the limiting mode. The recovery time is a function of the dissipated energy under current limiting mode. Test results are presented.

Hoshino, T.; Muta, I.; Tsukiji, H. [Saga Univ., Honjo, Saga (Japan)] [Saga Univ., Honjo, Saga (Japan); Ohkubo, K.; Etoh, M. [Kyushu Electric Power Co., Kono-Higashi, Saga (Japan)] [Kyushu Electric Power Co., Kono-Higashi, Saga (Japan)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer hardware fault administration  

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Computer hardware fault administration carried out in a parallel computer, where the parallel computer includes a plurality of compute nodes. The compute nodes are coupled for data communications by at least two independent data communications networks, where each data communications network includes data communications links connected to the compute nodes. Typical embodiments carry out hardware fault administration by identifying a location of a defective link in the first data communications network of the parallel computer and routing communications data around the defective link through the second data communications network of the parallel computer.

Archer, Charles J. (Rochester, MN); Megerian, Mark G. (Rochester, MN); Ratterman, Joseph D. (Rochester, MN); Smith, Brian E. (Rochester, MN)

2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal fault location  

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for the pre-selected time out to pass and initiate reclosing again. If after selected number of attempts of reclosing, fault is still present, breaker lockout is taking place. There will be no more attempts to reclose automatically the breaker again....2: Trip and reclose sequences on a single breaker In the case of breaker lockout the assumption taken by the operators is that fault is permanent. Special order is issued to the maintenance for the breaker to be closed back in 4 again once...

Knezev, Maja

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal fault location  

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for the pre-selected time out to pass and initiate reclosing again. If after selected number of attempts of reclosing, fault is still present, breaker lockout is taking place. There will be no more attempts to reclose automatically the breaker again....2: Trip and reclose sequences on a single breaker In the case of breaker lockout the assumption taken by the operators is that fault is permanent. Special order is issued to the maintenance for the breaker to be closed back in 4 again once...

Knezev, Maja

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

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A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit.

Barrett, David M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Compensated gain control circuit for buck regulator command charge circuit  

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A buck regulator command charge circuit includes a compensated-gain control signal for compensating for changes in the component values in order to achieve optimal voltage regulation. The compensated-gain control circuit includes an automatic-gain control circuit for generating a variable-gain control signal. The automatic-gain control circuit is formed of a precision rectifier circuit, a filter network, an error amplifier, and an integrator circuit. 5 figs.

Barrett, D.M.

1996-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

103

Quantum Circuits Architecture  

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We present a method for optimizing quantum circuits architecture. The method is based on the notion of "quantum comb", which describes a circuit board in which one can insert variable subcircuits. The method allows one to efficiently address novel kinds of quantum information processing tasks, such as storing-retrieving, and cloning of channels.

Giulio Chiribella; Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano; Paolo Perinotti

2007-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

104

Row fault detection system  

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An apparatus, program product and method check for nodal faults in a row of nodes by causing each node in the row to concurrently communicate with its adjacent neighbor nodes in the row. The communications are analyzed to determine a presence of a faulty node or connection.

Archer, Charles Jens (Rochester, MN); Pinnow, Kurt Walter (Rochester, MN); Ratterman, Joseph D. (Rochester, MN); Smith, Brian Edward (Rochester, MN)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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inspection and maintenance of the circuit breakers. An automated online circuit breaker monitoring system is proposed to monitor condition, operation and status of high and medium voltage circuit breakers. By tracking equipment condition, this system could...

Djekic, Zarko

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Online circuit breaker monitoring system  

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inspection and maintenance of the circuit breakers. An automated online circuit breaker monitoring system is proposed to monitor condition, operation and status of high and medium voltage circuit breakers. By tracking equipment condition, this system could...

Djekic, Zarko

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

107

Static Variable Ordering in ZBDDs for Path Delay Fault Coverage Calculation  

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to calculate exact PDF coverage nonenumeratively. Each PDF is modeled as a subset of all nets in a circuitStatic Variable Ordering in ZBDDs for Path Delay Fault Coverage Calculation Fatih Kocan, Mehmet Gunes, Mitchell A. Thornton Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Abstract Zero

Gunes, Mehmet Hadi

108

Sensor readout detector circuit  

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A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems. 6 figs.

Chu, D.D.; Thelen, D.C. Jr.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensor readout detector circuit  

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A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems.

Chu, Dahlon D. (Albuquerque, NM); Thelen, Jr., Donald C. (Bozeman, MT)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Cable Hot Shorts and Circuit Analysis in Fire Risk Assessment  

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Under existing methods of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), the analysis of fire-induced circuit faults has typically been conducted on a simplistic basis. In particular, those hot-short methodologies that have been applied remain controversial in regards to the scope of the assessments, the underlying methods, and the assumptions employed. To address weaknesses in fire PRA methodologies, the USNRC has initiated a fire risk analysis research program that includes a task for improving the tools for performing circuit analysis. The objective of this task is to obtain a better understanding of the mechanisms linking fire-induced cable damage to potentially risk-significant failure modes of power, control, and instrumentation cables. This paper discusses the current status of the circuit analysis task.

LaChance, Jeffrey; Nowlen, Steven P.; Wyant, Frank

1999-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Faulting in the Yuha Desert: Implications for Fault Interaction  

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Dibblee. Geology of the Imperial Valley region, California,and tectonics of the Imperial Valley region, California. Innent faults surrounding the Imperial Valley region, southern

Kroll, Kayla Ann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

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A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs) are disclosed. Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics. 8 figs.

Hietala, V.M.; Martens, J.S.; Zipperian, T.E.

1995-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting flux flow digital circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A NOR/inverter logic gate circuit and a flip flop circuit implemented with superconducting flux flow transistors (SFFTs). Both circuits comprise two SFFTs with feedback lines. They have extremely low power dissipation, very high switching speeds, and the ability to interface between Josephson junction superconductor circuits and conventional microelectronics.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Martens, Jon S. (Sunnyvale, CA); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

A modified version of BILBO for faster testing of pipeline structure circuits  

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are successfully used for detecting single stuck-at faults in a combinational circuit. By adding a few gates to a bidirectional multiple-input signature register, a multifunctional logic subsystem is obtained, which combines the advantages of builtin test and scan...

Lee, Jungran

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Circuit and System Architecture for DNA-Guided Self-Assembly of Nanoelectronics  

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Circuit and System Architecture for DNA-Guided Self-Assembly of Nanoelectronics Jaidev P research on several important topics including wire dominated designs, power dissipation, and fault tolerance. A revolutionary technology change, such as replacing CMOS, is a potentially disruptive event

Dwyer, Chris

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Fault Mapping | Open Energy Information  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Fault Mapping Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Fault Mapping Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Field Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping Parent Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Locates active faults in the area of interest Hydrological: Can reveal whether faults are circulating hydrothermal fluids Thermal: Dictionary.png

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Ground magnetic survey in the Coso Range, California | Open Energy  

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Ground magnetic survey in the Coso Range, California Ground magnetic survey in the Coso Range, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Ground magnetic survey in the Coso Range, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A ground magnetic study was completed in the Coso volcanic field to investigate faulting and associated hydrothermal alteration patterns. The magnetic intensity contours match general geologic patterns in varying rock types. Hydrothermally altered rocks along intersecting fault zones show up as strong magnetic lows that form a triangular-shaped area. This area is centered in an area of highest heat flow and is a site of concentrated fumarolic activity. In the Coso volcanic field the combination of high heat flow, fumarolic activity, magnetic lows, and hydrothermal

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Arc-Fault and Ground Fault Detection...  

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Engine Test Facility Central Receiver Test Facility Power Towers for Utilities Solar Furnace Dish Test Facility Optics Lab Parabolic Dishes Work For Others (WFO) User...

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Major Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

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Major Normal Fault Major Normal Fault Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Major Normal Fault Dictionary.png Major Normal Fault: Normal faults are structures in which the hanging wall is down dropped along the fault plane relative to the foot wall. They are the predominant type of structure in extensional tectonic environments, but are commonly encountered in a number of geologic settings. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal systems: Major Normal Fault Termination of a Major Normal Fault Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Fault Intersection Accommodation Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone

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Definition: Enhanced Fault Protection | Open Energy Information  

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Enhanced Fault Protection Enhanced Fault Protection Enhanced fault protection requires higher precision and greater discrimination of fault location and type with coordinated measurement among multiple devices. For distribution applications, these systems will detect and isolate faults without full-power re-closing, reducing the frequency of through-fault currents. Using high resolution sensors and fault signatures, these systems can better detect high impedance faults. For transmission applications, these systems will employ high speed communications between multiple elements (e.g., stations) to protect entire regions, rather than just single elements. They will also use the latest digital techniques to advance beyond conventional impedance relaying of transmission lines.[1] Related Terms

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Intelligent fault diagnosis of power transmission line; -.  

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??This dissertation presents the application of recent intelligent newlinetechniques for fault diagnosis in electrical power transmission line Fault newlinesection identification classification and location are the (more)

Malathi, V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

A comprehensive study on the important faults in heat pump system during the warranty period  

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Abstract The heat pump market has become mature in many countries. There are millions of heat pumps installed worldwide. So any improvement in the installation, operation, and maintenance of heat pump systems can save a considerable amount of energy and cost, and reduce Green House Emissions to a large extent. The present study suggests a Smart Fault Detection and Diagnosis (SFDD) mechanism as the essential part of the next generation of heat pumps. A SFDD mechanism can minimize the installation and control errors, decrease the performance degradation during operation, avoid unnecessary visual inspections and components replacement, and reduce the maintenance cost and down-time of the system. To develop a SFDD mechanism, the first essential step is to obtain knowledge about the most common and expensive faults experienced by heat pumps. The heat pump manufacturers are one of the best sources to find out the most common and costliest faults occurring in heat pump systems during the first few years of their life. The present paper, as the first part of two, describes the results from a comprehensive study done on the most recent faults which were reported to some of the heat pump manufacturers in Sweden during the warranty period. The most common and the costliest faults in the Air/Air, Air/Water, Brine/Water, and exhaust air heat pumps are presented. Some of the faults such as faulty pressure switches or fans are only related to the heat pump unit, i.e. the thermodynamic cycle which facilitates the heat pumping cycle. Some of the common and expensive faults such as faulty shuttle or shunt valve are related to the faulty components in the heating systems. Generally, the results show that faults in Control and Electronics are almost the most common and costliest faults in all types of heat pumps. Faults in Control and Electronics include any fault related to control unit, electrical faults (such as short circuit, etc.), Printed Circuit Board (PCB), display, soft starter, overcurrent and motor protection relay, etc.

Hatef Madani; Erica Roccatello

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Transition-fault test generation  

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large to store in the memory of the tester. The proposed methods of test generation utilize stuck-at-fault tests to create transition-fault test sets of a smaller size. Greedy algorithms are used in the generation of both the stuck...

Cobb, Bradley Douglas

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

124

Earthquake Fault Studies in Japan  

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17 May 1973 research-article Earthquake Fault Studies in Japan K. Kasahara The paper reviews the current status of earthquake fault studies in Japan, taking the work on the off-Honshu tectonics as an example. Within the Japanese tectonic...

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Electrical Circuit Tester  

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An electrical circuit testing device is provided, comprising a case, a digital voltage level testing circuit with a display means, a switch to initiate measurement using the device, a non-shorting switching means for selecting pre-determined electrical wiring configurations to be tested in an outlet, a terminal block, a five-pole electrical plug mounted on the case surface and a set of adapters that can be used for various multiple-pronged electrical outlet configurations for voltages from 100 600 VAC from 50 100 Hz.

Love, Frank (Amarillo, TX)

2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

126

Observer-based fault detection for nuclear reactors  

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This is a study of fault detection for nuclear reactor systems. Basic concepts are derived from fundamental theories on system observers. Different types of fault- actuator fault, sensor fault, and system dynamics fault ...

Li, Qing, 1972-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Ground Gravity Survey | Open Energy Information  

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Ground Gravity Survey Ground Gravity Survey Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Ground Gravity Survey Details Activities (48) Areas (34) Regions (2) NEPA(2) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Gravity Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Gravity Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Distribution of density in the subsurface enables inference of rock type. Stratigraphic/Structural: Delineation of steeply dipping formations, geological discontinuities and faults, intrusions and large-scale deposition of silicates due to hydrothermal activity. Hydrological: Density of sedimentary rocks are strongly influenced by fluid contained within pore space. Dry bulk density refers to the rock with no moisture, while the wet bulk density accounts for water saturation; fluid content may alter density by up to 30%.(Sharma, 1997)

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Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit  

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Disclosed are monolithic bioelectronic devices comprising a bioreporter and an OASIC. These bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit are useful in detecting substances such as pollutants, explosives, and heavy-metals residing in inhospitable areas such as groundwater, industrial process vessels, and battlefields. Also disclosed are methods and apparatus for environmental pollutant detection, oil exploration, drug discovery, industrial process control, and hazardous chemical monitoring.

Simpson, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN); Sayler, Gary S. (Blaine, TN); Paulus, Michael J. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS  

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Lab V -1 LABORATORY V ELECTRIC CIRCUITS Electrical devices are the cornerstones of our modern world understanding of them. In the previous laboratory, you studied the behavior of electric fields and their effect on the motion of electrons using a cathode ray tube (CRT). This beam of electrons is one example of an electric

Minnesota, University of

130

Circuit breaker lockout device  

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An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Circuit breaker lockout device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker. 2 figs.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1992-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

132

Circuit breaker lockout device  

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An improved lockout assembly for locking a circuit breaker in a selected off or on position is provided. The lockout assembly includes a lock block and a lock pin. The lock block has a hollow interior which fits over the free end of a switch handle of the circuit breaker. The lock block includes at least one hole that is placed in registration with a hole in the free end of the switch handle. A lock tab on the lock block serves to align and register the respective holes on the lock block and switch handle. A lock pin is inserted through the registered holes and serves to connect the lock block to the switch handle. Once the lock block and the switch handle are connected, the position of the switch handle is prevented from being changed by the lock tab bumping up against a stationary housing portion of the circuit breaker. When the lock pin is installed, an apertured-end portion of the lock pin is in registration with another hole on the lock block. Then a special scissors conforming to O.S.H.A. regulations can be installed, with one or more padlocks, on the lockout assembly to prevent removal of the lock pin from the lockout assembly, thereby preventing removal of the lockout assembly from the circuit breaker.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

133

The bridge-type fault current controller--a new facts controller  

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The operation of a novel current controller, which can also function as a fault current limiter and as a solid-state ac circuit breaker, is presented. The controller, which consists of a thyristor bridge, an inductor, and an optional bias power supply, is installed in series with the voltage source and the load, For load current values smaller than a preset value, the inductor of the current controller presents no impedance to the ac current flow. For values higher than the preset current value, the inductor is switched automatically into the ac circuit and limits the amount of current flow. Theoretical results in the form of circuit simulations and experimental results with a single-phase unit, operating on a 13.7 kV three-phase system with peak short-circuit currents of 3140 Arms, are presented.

Boenig, Heinrich J.; Mielke, C. H. (Charles H.); Burley, B. L. (Burt L.); Chen, Hong; Waynert, J. A. (Joseph A.); Willis, J. O. (Jeffrey O.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Power system with an integrated lubrication circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power system includes an engine having a first lubrication circuit and at least one auxiliary power unit having a second lubrication circuit. The first lubrication circuit is in fluid communication with the second lubrication circuit.

Hoff, Brian D. (East Peoria, IL); Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL); Algrain, Marcelo C. (Peoria, IL); Johnson, Kris W. (Washington, IL); Lane, William H. (Chillicothe, IL)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

135

Hot Pot Detail - Evidence of Quaternary Faulting  

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Compilation of published data, field observations and photo interpretation relevant to Quaternary faulting at Hot Pot.

Lane, Michael

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

136

Hot Pot Detail - Evidence of Quaternary Faulting  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

Compilation of published data, field observations and photo interpretation relevant to Quaternary faulting at Hot Pot.

Lane, Michael

137

LC-circuit calorimetry  

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We present a new type of calorimeter in which we couple an unknown heat capacity with the aid of Peltier elements to an electrical circuit. The use of an electrical inductance and an amplifier in the circuit allows us to achieve autonomous oscillations, and the measurement of the corresponding resonance frequency makes it possible to accurately measure the heat capacity with an intrinsic statistical uncertainty that decreases as {approx}t{sub m}{sup -3/2} with measuring time t{sub m}, as opposed to a corresponding uncertainty {approx}t{sub m}{sup -1/2} in the conventional alternating current method to measure heat capacities. We have built a demonstration experiment to show the feasibility of the new technique, and we have tested it on a gadolinium sample at its transition to the ferromagnetic state.

Bossen, O.; Schilling, A. [Physik-Institut der Universitaet Zuerich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zuerich (Switzerland)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

138

Earth-Fault Relay Equipment  

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... proving the reliability of the equipment. By Observing the operation of the relays at each substation with faults at selected points, the complete scheme can be put into operation with ...

1944-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

139

Improving the low voltage ride through of doubly fed induction generator during intermittent voltage source converter faults  

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The impact of different voltage source converter (VSC) faults on the low voltage ride through (LVRT) capability of the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is also investigated. Faults such as fire-through of the VSC switches and short circuit across the DC-link capacitor are considered in this paper. The impact of internal VSC faults when they occur within the grid side converter (GSC) and rotor side converter is investigated. A proper static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) controller to mitigate the effects of these faults is proposed. The DFIG compliance with numerous and recently released LVRT grid codes under these faults with and without the STATCOM is examined and compared. Simulation results indicate that these types of faults have a severe impact on the DFIG voltage profile especially when these faults occur in the GSC. This is attributed to the fact that the GSC directly regulates the point of common coupling (PCC) voltage. Moreover the proposed controller is capable of bringing the voltage profile at the PCC to the nominal steady state level and hence maintaining the connection of the wind turbine during the various studied faults.

H. R. Pota

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Theory of degenerate three-wave mixing using circuit QED in solid-state circuits  

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We study the theory of degenerate three-wave mixing and the generation of squeezed microwaves using circuit quantum electrodynamics in solid state circuits. The Hamiltonian for degenerate three-wave mixing, which seemed to be given phenomenologically in quantum optics, is derived by quantum mechanical calculations. The nonlinear medium needed in three-wave mixing is composed of a series of superconducting charge qubits which are located inside two superconducting transmission-line resonators. Here, the multiqubit ensemble is present to enhance the effective coupling constant between the two modes in the transmission-line resonators. In the squeezing process, the qubits are kept in their ground states so that their decoherence does not corrupt the squeezing. The main obstacle preventing a large squeezing efficiency is the decay rate of the transmission-line resonator.

Cao, Ye [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Nanosciences and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Huo, Wen Yi [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China); Ai, Qing [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Long, Gui Lu [Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Nanosciences and Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Tsinghua National Laboratory For Information Science and Technology, Beijing 100084 (China)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Development of secondary faults between en echelon, oblique-slip faults: examples from basement controlled, small-fault systems in the Llano Uplift of central Texas  

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between and oriented oblique to the bounding faults. With increasing displacement on the bounding faults, the system of secondary faults evolves from an Elementary to a Compound, to an Advanced geometry, which includes the formation of secondary... to the primary faults. Synthetic faults form interior to and ahead of the bounding faults, increasing the effective overlap. Displacements on antithetic faults are directly related to changes in displacement on associated bounding faults. Additionally...

Hedgcoxe, Howard Reiffert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

142

Design and Development of the First Polish Superconducting Fault Current Limiter For MV Distribution Systems  

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Superconducting fault current limiters (SFCL) are designed to protect the electrical grid from faults. The rapid increase of impedance of the SFCL reduces the short current in the circuit. In this paper, we present the design and development of coreless inductive SFCL for MV distribution systems. It is a very attractive design which reduces the weight of the device thanks to the coreless construction and the size of primary winding, reduced thanks to cryogenic cooling. The primary 2G HTS and secondary 2G HTS windings are magnetically coupled to one another. Copper primary winding connected parallely to the HTS primary winding is magnetically coupled to HTS windings and ensure that in cases of lack of cooling or superconductor failure, the protected circuit will not be disrupted. Tests performed at high power test facility shows the limiting performance of the coreless inductive SFCL.

Janusz Kozak; Michal Majka; Tadeusz Janowski; Slawomir Kozak

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Termination of a Major Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Termination of a Major Normal Fault: Major normal fault terminations or tip-lines sometimes split into multiple closely-spaced faults that result in increased...

144

Ground water and energy  

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This national workshop on ground water and energy was conceived by the US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Assessments. Generally, OEA needed to know what data are available on ground water, what information is still needed, and how DOE can best utilize what has already been learned. The workshop focussed on three areas: (1) ground water supply; (2) conflicts and barriers to ground water use; and (3) alternatives or solutions to the various issues relating to ground water. (ACR)

Not Available

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Rapid Deployment with Confidence: Calibration and Fault Detection in Environmental Sensor Networks  

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working hypothesis is that the influx of dissolved arsenic into the ground water is greatly enhanced where and a system for online fault remediation. Care in the calibration process for ion selective electrodes used for water quality assists interpretation of the data. Scientists will have more confidence in the data

Nowak, Robert

146

Solid-state circuit breaker with current limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two cycles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, Heinrich J. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Solid-state circuit breaker with current-limiting characteristic using a superconducting coil  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thyristor bridge interposes an ac source and a load. A series connected DC source and superconducting coil within the bridge biases the thyristors thereof so as to permit bidirectional ac current flow therethrough under normal operating conditions. Upon a fault condition a control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to reduce ac current flow therethrough to zero in less than two eyeles and to open the bridge thereafter. Upon a temporary overload condition the control circuit triggers the thyristors so as to limit ac current flow therethrough to an acceptable level.

Boenig, H.J.

1982-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Violin as a Circuit  

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The paper applies elementary circuit ideas to bowed?string instruments and their component parts. Parameters are defined and calculations based on simple circuit diagrams for the main resonance and the air resonance; curves describe their combined performance. The relative importance of circuit resistanceswood loss radiation and wall?surface lossis discussed. Wall?surface loss is an important component of air decrement. No material improvement is to be expected from change in decrement or enclosure volume.

John C. Schelleng

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Quaternary faults of west Texas  

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North- and northwest-striking intermontane basins and associated normal faults in West Texas and adjacent Chihuahua, Mexico, formed in response to Basin and Range tectonism that began about 24 Ma ago. Data on the precise ages of faulted and unfaulted Quaternary deposits are sparse. However, age estimates made on the basis of field stratigraphic relationships and the degree of calcic soil development have helped determine that many of the faults that bound the basin margins ruptured since the middle Pleistocene and that some faults probably ruptured during the Holocene. Average recurrence intervals between surface ruptures since the middle Pleistocene appear to be relatively long, about 10,000 to 100,000 yr. Maximum throw during single rupture events have been between 1 and 3 m. Historic seismicity in West Texas is low compared to seismicity in many parts of the Basin and Range province. The largest historic earthquake, the 1931 Valentine earthquake in Ryan Flat/Lobo Valley, had a magnitude of 6.4 and no reported surface rupture. The most active Quaternary faults occur within the 120-km-long Hueco Bolson, the 70-km-long Red Light Bolson, and the > 200-km-long Salt Basins/Wild Horse Flat/Lobo Valley/Ryan Flat.

Collins, E.W.; Raney, J.A. (Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Bureau of Economic Geology)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Definition: Fault Current Limiting | Open Energy Information  

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Limiting Limiting Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Fault Current Limiting Fault current limiting can be achieved through sensors, communications, information processing, and actuators that allow the utility to use a higher degree of network coordination to reconfigure the system to prevent fault currents from exceeding damaging levels. Fault current limiting can also be achieved through the implementation of special stand alone devices known as Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) which act to automatically limit high through currents that occur during faults.[1] Related Terms fault, fault current limiter References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions' Temp LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. late:ISGANAttributionsmart grid,smart grid,smart grid,smart grid,

151

Development of Superconducting AC Fault Current Limiter  

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The authors have developed a new superconducting fault current limiter whose impedance during normal operation is very small. During fault conditions, the limiter behaves as a superconducting reactor. The limiter

Daisuke Ito; Eriko Yoneda; Tsutomu Fujioka

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Test on Superconducting AC Fault Current Limiter  

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The authors have developed a new superconducting fault current limiter whose impedance during normal operation is very small. During fault conditions, the limiter behaves as a superconducting reactor. The limiter

Daisuke Ito; Eriko S. Yoneda

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Pattern Of Shallow Ground Water Flow At Mount Princeton Hot Springs,  

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Pattern Of Shallow Ground Water Flow At Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Pattern Of Shallow Ground Water Flow At Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado, Using Geoelectrical Methods Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Pattern Of Shallow Ground Water Flow At Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado, Using Geoelectrical Methods Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: In geothermal fields, open faults and fractures often act as high permeability pathways bringing hydrothermal fluids to the surface from deep reservoirs. The Mount Princeton area, in south-central Colorado, is an area that has an active geothermal system related to faulting and is therefore a suitable natural laboratory to test geophysical methods. The Sawatch range-front normal fault bordering the half-graben of the Upper Arkansas

154

PREEARTHQUAKE AND POSTEARTHQUAKE CREEP ON THE IMPERIAL FAULT AND THE BRAWLEY FAULT ZONE1  

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(Goulty and others, 1978). The 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake was associated with surface faultingPREEARTHQUAKE AND POSTEARTHQUAKE CREEP ON THE IMPERIAL FAULT AND THE BRAWLEY FAULT ZONE1 By STEPHEN, and 2 years ofsurveys from two nail files suggests that creep events on the Imperial fault 2 to 5 months

Tai, Yu-Chong

155

Ground Vibration Measurement  

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Measurement of ground vibration is important for checking of amplitudes of ... confirmation of efficiency of control measures of ground vibration. The properties of measuring instruments used can affect the resul...

Dr. Milutin Srbulov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Analysis of transmission system faults in the phase domain  

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the zero, positive and negative sequences. d) Calculate the post-fault line current ij 2 2 2 ij j ij z VI ?= (2.15) where ij is the primitive impedance element between nodes i and j. After all these sequence quantities... in Figure 5. The data of this system is listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3. Figure 5. System diagram for the 3-bus system Table 1 Generator data (3 Bus system) Generator impedance(p.u.) # Gen. connection P N Z 1 Y-grounded 0.05j 0.05j 0.15j 2...

Zhu, Jun

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

Analog Circuit Design Spring 2008  

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Circuits, 3rd ed., McGraw Hill, 2002. Topics: 1. Op amp fundamentals (1 class period) 2. Op amp circuits honesty policy is fully described in the student handbook, and students are fully expected to adhere to it to an F for the course grade, and will be administered according to the student handbook. Class notes

Joiner, Laurie L.

158

Transmission Line Circuit Alexander Glasser  

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Chaos in a Transmission Line Circuit Alexander Glasser Marshal Miller With... Prof. Edward Ott Prof times become shorter, circuit connections behave more and more like transmission lines. Theoretical(t) - Transmission Line (Zo, T) #12;5 Cf/Cr 1000 Vf Capacitance Voltage Cf Cr Model for Nonlinear Capacitor

Anlage, Steven

159

NEURAL CIRCUITS ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE  

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NEURAL CIRCUITS ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE published: 14 May 2010 doi: 10.3389/fncir.2010.00013 Frontiers in Neural Circuits www.frontiersin.org May 2010 | Volume 4 | Article 13 | 1 Signal processing a more holistic standpoint (Roberts, 1979; Bialek et al., 1991). For a continuously firing cell

Trauner, Dirk

160

Ground-state geometric quantum computing in superconducting systems  

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We present a theoretical proposal for the implementation of geometric quantum computing based on a Hamiltonian which has a doubly degenerate ground state. Thus the system which is steered adiabatically, remains in the ground-state. The proposed physical implementation relies on a superconducting circuit composed of three SQUIDs and two superconducting islands with the charge states encoding the logical states. We obtain a universal set of single-qubit gates and implement a nontrivial two-qubit gate exploiting the mutual inductance between two neighboring circuits, allowing us to realize a fully geometric ground-state quantum computing. The introduced paradigm for the implementation of geometric quantum computing is expected to be robust against environmental effects.

Solinas, P. [Department of Applied Physics/COMP, Aalto University, P. O. Box 15100, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland); Pirkkalainen, J.-M. [Department of Applied Physics/COMP, Aalto University, P. O. Box 15100, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland); Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University, P. O. Box 13500, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland); Moettoenen, M. [Department of Applied Physics/COMP, Aalto University, P. O. Box 15100, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland); Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University, P. O. Box 13500, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland); Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Fault tolerant supercomputing: a software approach  

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Adding fault tolerance to embedded supercomputing applications is becoming an issue of great significance, especially as these applications support critical parts of our everyday life in the modern "Information Society". To this end, a software middleware ... Keywords: embedded parallel and distributed systems, fault-tolerant communication, high performance computing, maintainability, separation of design concerns, software fault tolerance, user-specified recovery strategies

E. Verentziotis; T. Varvarigou; D. Vergados; G. Deconinck

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Modeling cortical circuits.  

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The neocortex is perhaps the highest region of the human brain, where audio and visual perception takes place along with many important cognitive functions. An important research goal is to describe the mechanisms implemented by the neocortex. There is an apparent regularity in the structure of the neocortex [Brodmann 1909, Mountcastle 1957] which may help simplify this task. The work reported here addresses the problem of how to describe the putative repeated units ('cortical circuits') in a manner that is easily understood and manipulated, with the long-term goal of developing a mathematical and algorithmic description of their function. The approach is to reduce each algorithm to an enhanced perceptron-like structure and describe its computation using difference equations. We organize this algorithmic processing into larger structures based on physiological observations, and implement key modeling concepts in software which runs on parallel computing hardware.

Rohrer, Brandon Robinson; Rothganger, Fredrick H.; Verzi, Stephen J.; Xavier, Patrick Gordon

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photoconductive reflectometer for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a first photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short first laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test. Second PCEs are connected along the transmission line to sample the signals on the transmission line when excited into conductance by short second laser light pulses, spaced apart in time a determinable period from the first laser light pulses. Electronic filters connected to each of the second PCEs act as low-pass filters and remove parasitic interference from the sampled signals and output the sampled signals in the form of slowed-motion images of the signals on the transmission line. 4 figs.

Rauscher, C.

1987-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

164

Photoconductive circuit element reflectometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photoconductive reflectometer for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a first photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short first laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test. Second PCEs are connected along the transmission line to sample the signals on the transmission line when excited into conductance by short second laser light pulses, spaced apart in time a variable period from the first laser light pulses. Electronic filters connected to each of the second PCEs act as low-pass filters and remove parasitic interference from the sampled signals and output the sampled signals in the form of slowed-motion images of the signals on the transmission line.

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Demultiplexer circuit for neural stimulation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A demultiplexer circuit is disclosed which can be used with a conventional neural stimulator to extend the number of electrodes which can be activated. The demultiplexer circuit, which is formed on a semiconductor substrate containing a power supply that provides all the dc electrical power for operation of the circuit, includes digital latches that receive and store addressing information from the neural stimulator one bit at a time. This addressing information is used to program one or more 1:2.sup.N demultiplexers in the demultiplexer circuit which then route neural stimulation signals from the neural stimulator to an electrode array which is connected to the outputs of the 1:2.sup.N demultiplexer. The demultiplexer circuit allows the number of individual electrodes in the electrode array to be increased by a factor of 2.sup.N with N generally being in a range of 2-4.

Wessendorf, Kurt O; Okandan, Murat; Pearson, Sean

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

166

Parallel VLSI Circuit Analysis and Optimization  

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CAD application addressed in this dissertation is the Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) like circuit simulation. SPICE simulation is often regarded as the bottleneck of the design flow. Recently, parallel circuit simulation...

Ye, Xiaoji

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

167

Fault-tolerant TCP mechanisms  

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While fault-tolerance is supported by a variety of critical services that can be accessed over the Internet, they are not robust in that they are oblivious of the impact of their tolerant mechanisms on the service they deliver. Throughputs and fail...

Satapati, Suresh Kumar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

168

Landsat TM processing in the investigation of active fault zones, South Lajas Valley Fault Zone and Cerro Goden Fault Zone as an example  

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unrecognized east- west trending fault crossing an alluvial fan on the southern side of the Lajas Valley, SWLandsat TM processing in the investigation of active fault zones, South Lajas Valley Fault Zone and geophysical data, to delineate the lateral extent of two fault zones, the South Lajas Valley Fault Zone (SLVFZ

Gilbes, Fernando

169

Substation grounding optimization.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Substation grounding is a critical part of the overall electric power system. It is designed to not only provide a path to dissipate electric currents (more)

Balev, Vadim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Substation grounding programs  

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This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. This report, Volume 3, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program SGSYS (Substation Grounding SYStem Analysis Program). This program analyzes the substation ground field given the total electric current injected into the ground field and the design of the grounding system. Standard outputs of the program are (1) total ground resistance, (2) step voltage, (3) touch voltage, (4) voltages on a grid of points, (5) voltage profile along straight lines, (6) transfer voltages, (7) ground potential rise, (8) body currents, (9) step voltage profile along straight lines, and (10) touch voltage profile along straight lines. This program can be utilized in an interactive or batch mode. In the interactive mode, the user defines the grounding system geometry, soil parameters, and output requests interactively, with the use of a user friendly conversational program. The users manual describes data requirements and data preparation procedures. An appendix provides forms which facilitate data collection procedures. The installation and validation manual describes the computer files which make up the program SGSYS and provides a test case for validation purposes.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Reverse engineering of integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Software and a method therein to analyze circuits. The software comprises several tools, each of which perform particular functions in the Reverse Engineering process. The analyst, through a standard interface, directs each tool to the portion of the task to which it is most well suited, rendering previously intractable problems solvable. The tools are generally used iteratively to produce a successively more abstract picture of a circuit, about which incomplete a priori knowledge exists.

Chisholm, Gregory H. (Shorewood, IL); Eckmann, Steven T. (Colorado Springs, CO); Lain, Christopher M. (Pittsburgh, PA); Veroff, Robert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Restoration and testing of an HTS fault current controller  

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A three-phase, 1200 A, 12.5 kV fault current controller using three HTS 4 mH coils, was built by industry and tested in 1999 at the Center Substation of Southern California Edison in Norwalk, CA. During the testing, it appeared that each of the three single-phase units had experienced a voltage breakdown, one externally and two internally. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was asked by DOE to restore the operation of the fault current controller provided the HTS coils had not been damaged during the initial substation tests. When the internally-failed coil vacuum vessels were opened it became evident that in these two vessels, a flashover had occurred at the high voltage bus section leading to the terminals of the superconducting coil. An investigation into the failure mechanism resulted in six possible causes for the flashover. Based on these causes, the high voltage bus was completely redesigned. Single-phase tests were successfully performed on the modified unit at a 13.7 kV LANL substation. This paper presents the postulated voltage flashover failure mechanisms, the new high voltage bus design which mitigates the failure mechanisms, the sequence of tests used to validate the new design, and finally, the results of variable load and short-circuit tests with the single-phase unit operating on the LANL 13.7 kV substation.

Waynert, J. A. (Joseph A.); Boenig, H. (Heinrich E.); Mielke, C. H. (Charles H.); Willis, J. O. (Jeffrey O.); Burley, B. L. (Burt L.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Neotectonics of Panama. I. Major fault systems  

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The direction and rate of relative plate motion across the Caribbean-Nazca boundary in Panama is poorly known. This lack of understanding can be attributed to diffuse seismicity; lack of well constrained focal mechanisms from critical areas; and dense tropical vegetation. In order to better understand the relation of plate motions to major fault systems in Panama, the authors have integrated geologic, remote sensing, earthquake and UTIG marine seismic reflection data. Three areas of recent faulting can be distinguished in Panama and its shelf areas; ZONE 1 of eastern Panama consists of a 70 km wide zone of 3 discrete left-lateral strike-slip faults (Sanson Hills, Jaque River, Sambu) which strike N40W and can be traced as continuous features for distances of 100-150 km; ZONE 2 in central Panama consists of a diffuse zone of discontinuous normal(.) faults which range in strike from N40E, N70E; ZONE 3 in western Panama consists of a 60 km wide zone of 2 discrete, left-lateral(.) strike-slip faults which strike N60W and can be traced as continuous features for distances of 150 km; ZONE 3 faults appear to be continuous with faults bounding the forearc Teraba Trough of Costa Rica. The relation of faults of ZONE 3 to faults of ZONE 2 and a major fault bounding the southern Panama shelf is unclear.

Corrigan, J.; Mann, P.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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14kV single-phase superconducting fault current limiter based on YBCO films  

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We present the fabrication and short circuit test results of a 14kV single-phase resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) based on \\{YBa2Cu3O7\\} (YBCO) films. Individual components were processed using the 4? YBCO films and have the rated voltage and current of 600V and 35A at 77K, respectively. Twenty four components, eight components in series and three lines in parallel, make a module having the rated voltage and current of 4.8kV and 105A, respectively. Three modules were assembled in series to produce the SFCL working at 77K, a 14kV single-phase machine for the 22.9kV YY grid. short circuit tests were successfully conducted in an accredited test facility with the maximum fault currents up to 14.1kAP. All components quenched together upon faults and shared the rated voltage evenly without any supplementary device between the modules. This proves that the SFCL based on YBCO films may not only work reliably at 22.9kV, but also provide technical feasibility for higher voltage application including the transmission grids.

J. Sim; K.B. Park; H.R. Kim; J.S. Kang; B.W. Lee; H.M. Kim; I.S. Oh; O.B. Hyun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apex or Salient of Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

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Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Dictionary.png Apex or Salient of Normal Fault: Normal faults may intersect in the subsurface to form a fault apex or salient. Apices or salients of normal faults account for 3% of structural controls in the Great Basin. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Controlling Structures List of controlling structures typically associated with geothermal systems: Major Normal Fault Termination of a Major Normal Fault Stepover or Relay Ramp in Normal Fault Zones Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Fault Intersection Accommodation Zone Displacement Transfer Zone Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures Stratigraphic Boundaries

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Fault tolerant, low voltage SRAM design  

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Scaling of process technologies has made power management a significant concern for circuit designers. Moreover, denser integration and shrinking geometries also have a negative impact on circuit reliability. Therefore, ...

Sinangil, Yildiz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation grounding programs  

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This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. It can be used to compute transient ground potential rise due to lightning or switching, and the ground impedance (i.e. resistance and reactance) at specified frequencies. This report, Volume 4, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program TGRND (Transient GRouNDing System Analysis Program). This program computes transient ground potential rise resulting from lightning, switching, or other transient electric currents injected to a grounding system. The program also computes the impedance (i.e. resistance and reactance) of a grounding system as a function of frequency. This program can be utilized in an interactive or batch mode. The users manual describes data requirements and data preparation procedures. The installation and validation manual describes the computer files which make up the program TGRND and provides a test case for validation purposes.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Extension Cord Use Extension cords are only to be used for temporary purposes. They do not replace the need  

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safety practices or fire codes. The National Electric Code (NEC) is the primary document that provides not be compromised. 7. Cords used in wet and/or outdoor locations should be protected by ground fault circuit must be plugged into a circuit protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter on wet or outdoor

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Fault Current Contribution from Single-Phase PV Inverters  

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A significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) system installations is expected to come on line in the near future and as the penetration level of PV increases, the effect of PV may no longer be considered minimal. One of the most important attributions of additional PV is what effect this may have on protection systems. Protection engineers design protection systems to safely eliminate faults from the electric power system. One of the new technologies recently introduced into the electric power system are distributed energy resources (DER). Currently, inverter-based DER contributes very little to the power balance on all but a few utility distribution systems. As DER become prevalent in the distribution system, equipment rating capability and coordination of protection systems merit a closer investigation. A collaborative research effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Southern California Edison (SCE) involved laboratory short-circuit testing single-phase (240 VAC) residential type (between 1.5 and 7kW) inverters. This paper will reveal test results obtained from these short-circuit tests.

Keller, J.; Kroposki, B.; Bravo, R.; Robles, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fault location approach for fuzzy fault section estimation on radial distribution feeders  

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measured at feeder substations and the fault distance algorithm was tested using data obtained by staging faults on a model of an overhead feeder using EMTP/ATP simulation. The results obtained from the tests were promising. A simple illustration...

Andoh, Kwame Sarpong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Motion Workshop  

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2nd Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop 2nd Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Ground Motion in Future Accelerators November 6 - 9, 2000 SLAC Coordinators: Andrei Seryi & Tor Raubenheimer Proceedings Updated June 26, 2001 Agenda and Presentations Workshop photos Summaries Useful links Poster Goals Introduction to the problems Structure Registration Registered participants Committees Location, Accommodations and Travel Workshop on Ground Motion in Future Accelerators A workshop was held at SLAC that was devoted to ground motion and its effects on future accelerators. Ground motion and vibration can be a limiting effect in synchrotron light sources, hadron circular colliders, and electron/positron linear colliders. Over the last several years, there has been significant progress in the understanding of the ground motion and its effects, however, there are

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Logic gates at the surface code threshold: Superconducting qubits poised for fault-tolerant quantum computing  

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A quantum computer can solve hard problems - such as prime factoring, database searching, and quantum simulation - at the cost of needing to protect fragile quantum states from error. Quantum error correction provides this protection, by distributing a logical state among many physical qubits via quantum entanglement. Superconductivity is an appealing platform, as it allows for constructing large quantum circuits, and is compatible with microfabrication. For superconducting qubits the surface code is a natural choice for error correction, as it uses only nearest-neighbour coupling and rapidly-cycled entangling gates. The gate fidelity requirements are modest: The per-step fidelity threshold is only about 99%. Here, we demonstrate a universal set of logic gates in a superconducting multi-qubit processor, achieving an average single-qubit gate fidelity of 99.92% and a two-qubit gate fidelity up to 99.4%. This places Josephson quantum computing at the fault-tolerant threshold for surface code error correction. Our quantum processor is a first step towards the surface code, using five qubits arranged in a linear array with nearest-neighbour coupling. As a further demonstration, we construct a five-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) state using the complete circuit and full set of gates. The results demonstrate that Josephson quantum computing is a high-fidelity technology, with a clear path to scaling up to large-scale, fault-tolerant quantum circuits.

R. Barends; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; A. Veitia; D. Sank; E. Jeffrey; T. C. White; J. Mutus; A. G. Fowler; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; C. Neill; P. O`Malley; P. Roushan; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; A. N. Korotkov; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An algorithm for faulted phase and feeder selection under high impedance fault conditions  

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substation. One-line diagram of a distribution system with two feeders. Typical high impedance fault, showing little or no change in phase voltage due to the fault. . Phase voltage and high frequency current component during a staged high impedance... substation. One-line diagram of a distribution system with two feeders. Typical high impedance fault, showing little or no change in phase voltage due to the fault. . Phase voltage and high frequency current component during a staged high impedance...

Benner, Carl Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Soliton quenching NLTL impulse circuit with a pulse forming network at the output  

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An impulse forming circuit is disclosed which produces a clean impulse from a nonlinear transmission line compressed step function without customary soliton ringing by means of a localized pulse shaping and differentiating network which shunts the nonlinear transmission line output to ground.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA); Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soliton quenching NLTL impulse circuit with a pulse forming network at the output  

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An impulse forming circuit is disclosed which produces a clean impulse from a nonlinear transmission line compressed step function without customary soliton ringing by means of a localized pulse shaping and differentiating network which shunts the nonlinear transmission line output to ground. 5 figs.

McEwan, T.E.; Dallum, G.E.

1998-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of Superconducting Fault Current Limiter Technology  

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In recent years, superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) has become one of the forefront topics of current-limiting technology in the world. In this...

Linmang Wang; Pengzan Jiang; Dada Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Research on Fault Analysis and Fault-Tolerant Control of EV/HEV Powertrain  

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presents research works in the topics of fault analysis and fault tolerant control of an electric vehicle mechanism (transition strategy) at sensor fault occurrence. Index Terms--Electric vehicle, induction motor-tolerant AC motor drives in industrial applications [9-10- 41]. II. ELECTRIC VEHICLE POWERTRAIN COMPONENTS

Brest, Université de

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Structural Heterogeneity and Permeability in Faulted Eolian Sandstone: Implications for Subsurface Modeling of Faults  

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...fault that could be hydraulically significant in a reservoir...Reynolds and E. D. Dolly, eds., Mesozoic paleogeography...Jones, 1998, Fault-controlled communication in the...Reynolds and E. D. Dolly, eds., Mesozoic paleogeog-raphy...Jones, 1998, Fault-controlled communication in theSleipner...

Zoe K. Shipton; James P. Evans; Kim R. Robeson; Craig B. Forster; Stephen Snelgrove

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Seismic rupture and ground accelerations induced by CO2 injection in the shallow crust  

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......L. , Bhat H.S., Dmowska R., Rice J.R., 2010. Dynamic rupture through a branched fault configuration at Yucca Mountain, and resulting ground motions, Bull. seism. Soc. Am., 100(4), 1485-1497, doi:10.1785/0120090121......

Frdric Cappa; Jonny Rutqvist

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity Study of Physical Limits on Ground Motion at Yucca Mountain  

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1 Sensitivity Study of Physical Limits on Ground Motion at Yucca Mountain Benchun Duan1 and Steven investigate physical3 limits at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and assess sensitivities due to uncertainties in fault (e.g.,28 Bommer, 2002; Bommer et al., 2004).29 The 1998 PSHA for Yucca Mountain, a potential high

Duan, Benchun

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A numerical simulation tool for multilayer grounding analysis integrated in an open-source CAD interface  

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of the challenges of the electrical engineers and designers since the beginning of the large-scale harnessing-source platform 1. Introduction Obtaining the distribution of potential levels of an earthing system has been one of electricity. Thus, the grounded electrode dissipates the electrical currents generated during a fault

Colominas, Ignasi

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The generation of martian floods by the melting of ground ice above dykes  

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... formed by extension. The surface has also been modified by enormous floods, probably of water, which often flowed out of valleys formed by the largest of these faults. By ... can provide a heat source to melt ground ice, and so provide a source of water for the floods that have been inferred to originate in some of the large valleys ...

Dan McKenzie; Francis Nimmo

1999-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost motor drive embedded fault diagnosis systems  

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Electric motors are used widely in industrial manufacturing plants. Bearing faults, insulation faults, and rotor faults are the major causes of electric motor failures. Based on the line current analysis, this dissertation mainly deals with the low...

Akin, Bilal

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

194

Slotted Ground Structures and Their Applications to Various Microwave Components  

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and (b) real frequency domain................ 9 5 Microstrip transmission line with a single DSS on the ground plane ........ 12 6 EM simulation of microstrip line with the DSS dimensions of d=7.5 mm, g=0.3 mm, and w=2.3 mm (substrate... boundaries by image theory ....................................................... 52 33 Equating (a) a microstrip transmission line and (b) a ?-type lumped equivalent circuit model ................................................................ 53...

Jung, Dong

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a 220kV/300MVA superconductive fault current limiter  

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After we developed a saturated iron core type 35kV/90MVA superconductive fault current limiter and installed the device in a transmission network at Puji substation of China Southern Power Grid for live-grid operation in 2007, we continued our efforts in advancing this technology. A 220kV/300MVA device has been designed, manufactured and factory tested. This device differs from the 35kV device in its form of electrical insulation even though the two devices have the same working principle and similar core structure. Improvements in the dc magnetization circuit and the cryogenic system were also achieved. This 220kV/300MVA superconductive fault current limiter has been installed and has passed all field tests at Shigezhuang substation in Tianjin, China. Trial operation is underway. This paper introduces the major design parameters, key functional specifications and some testing results of the device.

Y Xin; W Z Gong; H Hong; Y Q Gao; X Y Niu; J Y Zhang; Y W Sun; A L Ren; H Z Wang; L F Zhang; Q Li; Z Q Wei; L Z Wang; J B Cui; G J Niu; Z Q Xiong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Saturated iron-core superconductive fault current limiter developed at Innopower  

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Since 2002 we have been carrying out programs in developing Saturated Iron-core Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SISFCLs). Innovative technologies were adopted in designing the iron-core and the magnetization circuit making our SISFCL more efficient useful and reliable. With our technology a 35 kV SISFCL with dry-type electrical insulation and a 220 kV SISFCL with oil electrical insulation were manufactured and installed for live-grid operation in 2008 and in 2012 respectively. Operation data and test results show that the performances of the devices meet design expectations and utility's needs. Our SISFCL is applicable for both transmission and distribution networks and can satisfy a wide range of fault current limiting impedance requirements.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Magnetics At Coso Geothermal Area (1984) | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Ground Magnetics At Coso Geothermal Area (1984) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Ground Magnetics At Coso Geothermal Area (1984) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Ground Magnetics Activity Date 1984 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes The magnetic intensity contours match general geologic patterns in varying rock types. Hydrothermally altered rocks along intersecting fault zones show up as strong magnetic lows that form a triangular-shaped area. This area is centered in an area of highest heat flow and is a site of

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Vertically Integrated Circuits at Fermilab  

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The exploration of the vertically integrated circuits, also commonly known as 3D-IC technology, for applications in radiation detection started at Fermilab in 2006. This paper examines the opportunities that vertical integration offers by looking at various 3D designs that have been completed by Fermilab. The emphasis is on opportunities that are presented by through silicon vias (TSV), wafer and circuit thinning and finally fusion bonding techniques to replace conventional bump bonding. Early work by Fermilab has led to an international consortium for the development of 3D-IC circuits for High Energy Physics. The consortium has submitted over 25 different designs for the Fermilab organized MPW run organized for the first time.

Deptuch, Grzegorz; Demarteau, Marcel; Hoff, James; Lipton, Ronald; Shenai, Alpana; Trimpl, Marcel; Yarema, Raymond; Zimmerman, Tom; /Fermilab

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear sensor signal processing circuit  

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An apparatus and method are disclosed for a compact and temperature-insensitive nuclear sensor that can be calibrated with a non-hazardous radioactive sample. The nuclear sensor includes a gamma ray sensor that generates tail pulses from radioactive samples. An analog conditioning circuit conditions the tail-pulse signals from the gamma ray sensor, and a tail-pulse simulator circuit generates a plurality of simulated tail-pulse signals. A computer system processes the tail pulses from the gamma ray sensor and the simulated tail pulses from the tail-pulse simulator circuit. The nuclear sensor is calibrated under the control of the computer. The offset is adjusted using the simulated tail pulses. Since the offset is set to zero or near zero, the sensor gain can be adjusted with a non-hazardous radioactive source such as, for example, naturally occurring radiation and potassium chloride.

Kallenbach, Gene A. (Bosque Farms, NM); Noda, Frank T. (Albuquerque, NM); Mitchell, Dean J. (Tijeras, NM); Etzkin, Joshua L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Off-fault Damage Associated with a Localized Bend in the North Branch San Gabriel Fault, California  

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and microstructural study focused on structural domains before, within, and after the fault bend on both sides of the fault. Subsidiary fault fabrics are similar in all domains outside the bend, which suggests a steady state fracture density and orientation...

Becker, Andrew 1987-

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements ...  

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An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements An Assessment of Fault Current Limiter Testing Requirements The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity...

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Development of a bridge fault extractor tool  

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Bhat, B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. D. M. H. Walker Dr. Jiang Hu Bridge fault extractors... Bhat, B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. D. M. H. Walker Dr. Jiang Hu Bridge fault extractors...

Bhat, Nandan D.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

203

FaultLocal Distributed Mending (Extended Abstract)  

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As communication networks grow, existing fault handling tools that involve global measures such as global time­outs or reset procedures become increasingly unaffordable, since their cost grows with the size of the network. Rather, for a fault handling mechanism to scale to large networks, its cost must depend only

Kutten, Shay

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Physiochemical Evidence of Faulting Processes and Modeling of Fluid in Evolving Fault Systems in Southern California  

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Our study targets recent (Plio-Pleistocene) faults and young (Tertiary) petroleum fields in southern California. Faults include the Refugio Fault in the Transverse Ranges, the Ellwood Fault in the Santa Barbara Channel, and most recently the Newport- Inglewood in the Los Angeles Basin. Subsurface core and tubing scale samples, outcrop samples, well logs, reservoir properties, pore pressures, fluid compositions, and published structural-seismic sections have been used to characterize the tectonic/diagenetic history of the faults. As part of the effort to understand the diagenetic processes within these fault zones, we have studied analogous processes of rapid carbonate precipitation (scaling) in petroleum reservoir tubing and manmade tunnels. From this, we have identified geochemical signatures in carbonate that characterize rapid CO2 degassing. These data provide constraints for finite element models that predict fluid pressures, multiphase flow patterns, rates and patterns of deformation, subsurface temperatures and heat flow, and geochemistry associated with large fault systems.

Boles, James [Professor

2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Hi-Tc superconducting current fault limiters to utility distribution networks  

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A new classification of superconducting current fault limiter (SCFL) is described which is a non-quenching, variable-inductance-mode VIM current limiter with characteristics matched to utility distribution line parameters. A major application of this device is for replacement of fixed-inductance air-core reactors used in impedance and short-circuit levels from sub-transmission to distribution. The secondary application of the SCFL is for protection of distribution substation transformers in the 5--40 MVA range, as a replacement for current limiting fuses and air-blast circuit breakers. The SCFL devices have the unique characteristic of producing minimal or no transient recovery voltage (TRV) as is typical of conventional interruption technologies.

Kuznetsov, S.B.; Webb, T.J. [Power Superconducting Devices Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical Circuits Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Circuits Inc Circuits Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Vertical Circuits, Inc. Place Scotts Valley, California Zip 95066 Sector Services Product Vertical Circuits Inc. is a global supplier of advanced die level vertical interconnect packaging technology, products, services and intellectual property for the manufacture of low cost ultra high-speed/high-density semiconductor components. References Vertical Circuits, Inc.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Vertical Circuits, Inc. is a company located in Scotts Valley, California . References ↑ "Vertical Circuits, Inc." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Vertical_Circuits_Inc&oldid=352802"

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Circuit Optimization Using Efficient Parallel Pattern Search  

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Circuit optimization is extremely important in order to design today's high performance integrated circuits. As systems become more and more complex, traditional optimization techniques are no longer viable due to the complex and simulation...

Narasimhan, Srinath S.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Gravity Survey At Long Valley Caldera Area (Laney, 2005) | Open  

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Ground Gravity Survey At Long Valley Caldera Area Ground Gravity Survey At Long Valley Caldera Area (Laney, 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Long Valley Caldera Area Exploration Technique Ground Gravity Survey Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Localized Strain as a Discriminator of Hidden Geothermal Systems, Vasco and Foxall, 2005. Recent work has focused on (1) collaborating with Alessandro Ferretti to use Permanent Scatterer (PS) InSAR data to infer strain at depth, (2) working with Lane Johnson to develop a dynamic faulting model, and (3) acquiring InSAR data for the region surrounding the Dixie Valley fault zone in collaboration with Dr. William Foxall of LLNL. The InSAR data have been processed and an initial interpretation of the results is ongoing. In particular, we have InSAR stacks for over twenty pairs of

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DNA Hybridization Catalysts and Catalyst Circuits  

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blocks for a synthetic DNA-based circuit. While ri- bozymes are the best known example of nucleic acids

Winfree, Erik

210

Fault-tolerant Holonomic Quantum Computation in Surface Codes  

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We show that universal holonomic quantum computation (HQC) can be achieved fault-tolerantly by adiabatically deforming the gapped stabilizer Hamiltonian of the surface code, where quantum information is encoded in the degenerate ground space of the system Hamiltonian. We explicitly propose procedures to perform each logical operation, including logical state initialization, logical state measurement, logical CNOT, state injection and distillation,etc. In particular, adiabatic braiding of different types of holes on the surface leads to a topologically protected, non-Abelian geometric logical CNOT. Throughout the computation, quantum information is protected from both small perturbations and low weight thermal excitations by a constant energy gap, and is independent of the system size. Also the Hamiltonian terms have weight at most four during the whole process. The effect of thermal error propagation is considered during the adiabatic code deformation. With the help of active error correction, this scheme is fault-tolerant, in the sense that the computation time can be arbitrarily long for large enough lattice size. It is shown that the frequency of error correction and the physical resources needed can be greatly reduced by the constant energy gap.

Yi-Cong Zheng; Todd A. Brun

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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100 Area electrical distribution fault and coordination report  

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This report documents three-phase and line-to-ground fault values and time overcurrent coordination curves for the electrical utility distribution system located in the 100 Areas. Activities that may improve the coordination of the distribution system have also been identified. An evaluation of system coordination was performed. The results of this evaluation are listed in Appendix B. There are protective devices within the 100 Area distribution system that do not coordinate with one another throughout the Areas. There is also a mis-application of reclosing relays at the 100B Area. The impact of the mis-coordination and incorrect application of reclosing relays is that system selectivity is reduced. Equipment will still be protected against damaging currents, however more equipment will be de-energized than necessary during fault conditions. It is the opinion of the author of this report that the cases of mis-coordination listed above, and in Appendix B, do not significantly degrade the system protection system nor the reliability of the 100 Area distribution system. Therefore, immediate response to correct these problems is not recommended. However, a planned methodology, outlined in an Activity Plan, to correct these problems should be developed and implemented in the near future.

Webber, J.J. [ICF Kaiser Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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SYSTEMATIC SYNTHESIS METHOD FOR ANALOGUE CIRCUITS PART III ALL-TRANSISTOR CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS  

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SYSTEMATIC SYNTHESIS METHOD FOR ANALOGUE CIRCUITS ­ PART III ALL-TRANSISTOR CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS David papers (subtitled Parts I and II) together present a systematic synthesis method for analogue circuits. This paper illustrates the synthesis method by deriving and analysing some known all- transistor circuits

Papavassiliou, Christos

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Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson #  

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Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits Scott Aaronson # University of California, Berkeley---that is, a quantum circuit con­ sisting solely of CNOT, Hadamard, and phase gates---can be simulated e that stabilizer circuits are probably not even universal for classical computation. Third, we give e

Aaronson, Scott

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Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation  

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Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric Manipulation A THESIS PRESENTED BY THOMAS by Thomas Hunt All rights reserved. #12;iii Abstract Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic Chips for Dielectric of integrated circuit / microfluidic chips to move individual living cells and chemical droplets along

Heller, Eric

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Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits  

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Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits Science teaching unit #12;Disclaimer The Department-2008DVD-EN Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits #12;#12;© Crown copyright 2008 1The National Strategies | Secondary Voltage, energy and power in electric circuits 00094-2008DVD-EN Contents Voltage

Berzins, M.

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The Ideal Transformer Description and Circuit Symbol  

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The Ideal Transformer Description and Circuit Symbol As with all the other circuit elements, there is a physical transformer commonly used in circuits whose behavior can be discussed in great detail. However, in many cases the practical transformer can be adequately approximated by the "ideal transformer," which

King, Roger

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Fault-tolerant control for current sensors of doubly fed induction generators based on an improved fault detection method  

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Abstract Fault-tolerant control of current sensors is studied in this paper to improve the reliability of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG). A fault-tolerant control system of current sensors is presented for the DFIG, which consists of a new current observer and an improved current sensor fault detection algorithm. The current observer is constructed by using only voltage signals as inputs. The fault detection algorithm is based on the current observer, in which an adaptive threshold and different fault duration times are considered. The performance of the proposed observer, improved fault detection algorithm, and fault-tolerant control system are investigated by simulation. The results indicate that the outputs of the observer and the sensor are highly coherent. The fault detection algorithm can efficiently detect both soft and hard faults in current sensors, and the fault-tolerant control system can effectively tolerate both types of faults.

H. Li; C. Yang; Y.G. Hu; B. Zhao; M. Zhao; Z. Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of bulk thermoelectric modules for integrated circuit thermal management  

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Index TermsContact resistance, equivalent circuit models,1-D equivalent circuit model. When the thermal resistance

Fukutani, K; Shakouri, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Substation grounding programs  

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This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. This report, Volume 5, is an applications guide of the three computer programs. SOMIP, SMECC, and SGSYS, for the purpose of designing a safe substation grounding system. The applications guide utilizes four example substation grounding systems for the purpose of illustrating the application of the programs, SOMIP, SMECC, and SGSYS. The examples are based on data provided by four contributing utilities, namely, Houston Lighting and Power Company, Southern Company Services, Puget Sound Power and Light Company, and Arizona Public Service Company. For the purpose of illustrating specific capabilities of the computer programs, the data have been modified. As a result, the final designs of the four systems do not necessarily represent actual grounding system designs by these utilities. The example system 1 is a 138 kV/35 kV distribution substation. The example system 2 is a medium size 230 kV/115 kV transmission substation. The third example system is a generation substation while the last is a large 525 kV/345 kV/230 kV transmission substation. The four examples cover most of the practical problems that a user may encounter in the design of substation grounding systems.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Ambient temperature cadmium zinc telluride radiation detector and amplifier circuit  

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A low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature signal amplifier for a Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) radiation detector. The amplifier can be used within a larger system (e.g., including a multi-channel analyzer) to allow isotopic analysis of radionuclides in the field. In one embodiment, the circuit stages of the low power, low noise amplifier are constructed using integrated circuit (IC) amplifiers , rather than discrete components, and include a very low noise, high gain, high bandwidth dual part preamplification stage, an amplification stage, and an filter stage. The low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables the CZT detector to achieve both the efficiency required to determine the presence of radio nuclides and the resolution necessary to perform isotopic analysis to perform nuclear material identification. The present low noise, low power, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables a CZT detector to achieve resolution of less than 3% full width at half maximum at 122 keV for a Cobalt-57 isotope source. By using IC circuits and using only a single 12 volt supply and ground, the novel amplifier provides significant power savings and is well suited for prolonged portable in-field use and does not require heavy, bulky power supply components.

McQuaid, James H. (Livermore, CA); Lavietes, Anthony D. (Hayward, CA)

1998-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Ambient temperature cadmium zinc telluride radiation detector and amplifier circuit  

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A low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature signal amplifier for a Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) radiation detector is disclosed. The amplifier can be used within a larger system (e.g., including a multi-channel analyzer) to allow isotopic analysis of radionuclides in the field. In one embodiment, the circuit stages of the low power, low noise amplifier are constructed using integrated circuit (IC) amplifiers , rather than discrete components, and include a very low noise, high gain, high bandwidth dual part preamplification stage, an amplification stage, and an filter stage. The low noise, low power consumption, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables the CZT detector to achieve both the efficiency required to determine the presence of radionuclides and the resolution necessary to perform isotopic analysis to perform nuclear material identification. The present low noise, low power, compact, ambient temperature amplifier enables a CZT detector to achieve resolution of less than 3% full width at half maximum at 122 keV for a Cobalt-57 isotope source. By using IC circuits and using only a single 12 volt supply and ground, the novel amplifier provides significant power savings and is well suited for prolonged portable in-field use and does not require heavy, bulky power supply components. 9 figs.

McQuaid, J.H.; Lavietes, A.D.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

222

TRANSIENT PROCESSOR/BUS FAULT TOLERANCE FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS  

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TRANSIENT PROCESSOR/BUS FAULT TOLERANCE FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS With hybrid redundancy and data the schedule length overhead. Keywords: real-time embedded systems, safety-critical systems, transient faults, ecological, and/or financial disasters) that could result from a fault, these systems must be fault

Girault, Alain

223

Quantification of Priority-OR gates in temporal fault trees  

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Fault Tree Analysis has been used in reliability engineering for many decades and has seen various modifications to enable it to analyse fault trees with dynamic and temporal gates so it can incorporate sequential failure in its analysis. Pandora is ... Keywords: Markov chains, Monte Carlo, Pandora, dynamic fault trees, fault trees, safety

Ernest Edifor; Martin Walker; Neil Gordon

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Intelligent fault prediction system based on internet of things  

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Fault prediction is the key technology to ensure the safe operation of large equipment. Based on the investigation of current and developing research of fault prediction, an intelligent fault prediction system based on internet of things is proposed ... Keywords: Fault prediction, Intelligent computer information processing, Internet of things, Mechanical equipment groups, Predictive maintenance

Xiaoli Xu; Tao Chen; Mamoru Minami

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Superconducting quantum circuits at the surface code threshold for fault tolerance  

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... a part of the US NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, and at the NanoStructures Cleanroom Facility. Vandersypen, L. M. K. et al. Experimental realization of Shors ...

R. Barends; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; A. Veitia; D. Sank; E. Jeffrey; T. C. White; J. Mutus; A. G. Fowler; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; C. Neill; P. OMalley; P. Roushan; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; A. N. Korotkov; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

226

Wind Power Plant Short Circuit Current Contribution for Different Fault and Wind Turbine Topologies: Preprint  

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This paper presents simulation results for SC current contribution for different types of WTGs obtained through transient and steady-state computer simulation software.

Gevorgian, V.; Muljadi, E.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Geomechanical effects on CO{sub 2} leakage through fault zones during large-scale underground injection  

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The importance of geomechanicsincluding the potential for faults to reactivate during large scale geologic carbon sequestration operationshas recently become more widely recognized. However, notwithstanding the potential for triggering notable (felt) seismic events, the potential for buoyancy-driven CO{sub 2} to reach potable groundwater and the ground surface is actually more important from public safety and storage-efficiency perspectives. In this context, this work extends the previous studies on the geomechanical modeling of fault responses during underground carbon dioxide injection, focusing on the short-term integrity of the sealing caprock, and hence on the potential for leakage of either brine or CO{sub 2} to reach the shallow groundwater aquifers during active injection. We consider stress/strain-dependent permeability and study the leakage through the fault zone as its permeability changes during a reactivation, also causing seismicity. We analyze several scenarios related to the volume of CO{sub 2} injected (and hence as a function of the overpressure), involving both minor and major faults, and analyze the profile risks of leakage for different stress/strain-permeability coupling functions. We conclude that whereas it is very difficult to predict how much fault permeability could change upon reactivation, this process can have a significant impact on the leakage rate. Moreover, our analysis shows that induced seismicity associated with fault reactivation may not necessarily open up a new flow path for leakage. Results show a poor correlation between magnitude and amount of fluid leakage, meaning that a single event is generally not enough to substantially change the permeability along the entire fault length. Consequently, even if some changes in permeability occur, this does not mean that the CO{sub 2} will migrate up along the entire fault, breaking through the caprock to enter the overlying aquifer.

Rinaldi, A.P.; Rutqvist, J.; Cappa, F.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

An Inexpensive Ohmic Transformer Firing Circuit for the CDX-U Spherical Torus  

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We have designed and modeled a simple, efficient circuit for delivering power to the CDX-U ohmic transformer solenoid. Inexpensive electrolytic capacitors are used to provide the bulk of the stored energy. One small high-voltage oil-filled capacitor bank is used in the ignitron-based circuit. Several design objectives are met, including the production of a solenoid current waveform well suited to the breakdown and ohmic current-drive of a tokamak plasma, making efficient use of the available loop volt-seconds. The electrolytic capacitors are protected from reverse-bias conditions, and the ohmic solenoid is protected from voltages above 1 kV, well within the voltage rating, under normal operation and any forseeable fault conditions.

R. Majeski; T. Munsat

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

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A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current.

Steinkraus, Jr., Robert F. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionization tube simmer current circuit  

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A highly efficient flash lamp simmer current circuit utilizes a fifty percent duty cycle square wave pulse generator to pass a current over a current limiting inductor to a full wave rectifier. The DC output of the rectifier is then passed over a voltage smoothing capacitor through a reverse current blocking diode to a flash lamp tube to sustain ionization in the tube between discharges via a small simmer current. An alternate embodiment of the circuit combines the pulse generator and inductor in the form of an FET off line square wave generator with an impedance limited step up output transformer which is then applied to the full wave rectifier as before to yield a similar simmer current. 6 figures.

Steinkraus, R.F. Jr.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

231

Stacking and twin faults in close-packed crystal structures: exact description of random faulting statistics for the full range of faulting probabilities  

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A model of independent random faulting in face-centered-cubic and hexagonal close packing considering single deformation faults or twin faulting is revisited. The approach allows the analysis, within the random model, of the whole range of faulting probabilities. Several descriptions of the underlying faulting process are presented which allows the derivation of different properties of the faulted sequences. The probability of finding two layers of the same type layers apart is derived. It is shown that previous generalizations did not account for mixed terms in the final probability expressions.

Estevez-Rams, E.

2008-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

232

Photoconductive circuit element pulse generator  

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A pulse generator for characterizing semiconductor devices at millimeter wavelength frequencies where a photoconductive circuit element (PCE) is biased by a direct current voltage source and produces short electrical pulses when excited into conductance by short laser light pulses. The electrical pulses are electronically conditioned to improve the frequency related amplitude characteristics of the pulses which thereafter propagate along a transmission line to a device under test.

Rauscher, Christen (Alexandria, VA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation grounding programs  

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The five volume report comprises the user manual, installation, and validation manual and an applications guide for the SGA (Substation Grounding Analysis) software package. SGA consists of four computer programs: (1) SOMIP, (2) SMECC, (3) SGSYS, and (4) TGRND. The first three programs provide a comprehensive analysis tool for the design of substation grounding systems to meet safety standards. The fourth program, TGRND, provides a state of the art analysis tool for computing transient ground potential rise and ground system impedance. This part of the report, Volume 1, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program SOMIP (SOil Measurement Interpretation Program). This program computes the best estimate of the parameters of a two layer soil model from usual soil resistivity measurements. Four pin or three pin soil measurements can be accommodated. In addition, it provides error bounds on the soil parameters for a given confidence level. The users manual describes data requirements and data preparation procedures. The installation and validation manual describes the computer files which make up the program SOMIP and provides two test cases for validation purposes. 4 refs.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Electrical Engineering)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Observations and modeling of shallow fault creep along the San Andreas Fault System  

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refraction survey of the Imperial Valley region, California,earthquake, in The Imperial Valley, California, EarthquakeSlip on faults in the Imperial Valley triggered by the 4

Wei, Meng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Injection Technologies for Fault Attacks on Microprocessors  

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The fault injection technique we will analyze in detail in Sect.16.3, is the constant under-powering of a computing device. By running the chip with a depleted power supply, the attacker is able to insert transi...

Alessandro Barenghi; Guido M. Bertoni; Luca Breveglieri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Supporting fault-tolerant communication in networks  

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We address two problems dealing with fault-tolerant communication in networks. The first one is designing a distributed storage protocol tolerant to Byzantine failure of servers. The protocol implements a multi-writer multi-reader register which...

Kanjani, Khushboo

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

237

The high voltage problem in the saturated core HTS fault current limiter  

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A small model of a one-phase saturated core HTS fault current limiter was developed. It consists of an iron core, an AC coil and a DC HTS coil. The HTS coil comprised six 126 turns double-pancakes (ID 70 mm), wound after heat treatment from Bi-2223 multifilamentary tape in Ag matrix. A fault simulation circuit was set up to characterize the dynamic properties of the model limiter. The voltages and currents of the AC coil and the DC HTS coil were measured through a computer-based data acquisition system. The tests have shown that the limiter has a fast response and the first current peak can be easily limited, but a high voltage will be induced on the DC HTS coil side during the fault state. This high voltage can badly affect the DC current equipment on the DC HTS coil side. The origin and value of the high voltage can be explained using a transformer model. For a limiter with n1 turns AC coil and n2 turns DC coil, the largest induced voltage will be roughly close to (n2/n1)U, where U is the rated voltage of the limiter. To commercialize this kind of limiter, the high voltage problem must be solved. Some different designs were introduced to lower the induced voltage.

Y.F. He; J.H. Li; X.H. Zong; J. Sun; Y.N. Wang; C.L. Wu; J.X. Wang

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Development of a Hydrologic Characterization Technology for Fault Zones Final Report  

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Hydrologic Characterization Technology of Fault Zones, Phaseof Characterization Technology for Fault Zones, LBNL-1635E,Characterization on Technology of Fault Zones Phase II

Karasaki, Kenzi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

E-Print Network 3.0 - andreas fault zone Sample Search Results  

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Chester Summary: accommodated along large plate-boundary faults like the San Andreas transform fault in California. These faults... depend in part on the structure of the tabular...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active fault zone Sample Search Results  

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Earth Structure (2nd Edition), 2004 Summary: 292010 Oceanic Transform Faults and Fracture Zones Transform Fault: Active displacement. Fracture Zone: Fossil... fault, no active...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic fault management Sample Search...  

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2000 Tutorial on Summary: Management 5. Fault Tolerant Applications 6. Fault Tolerant Hello Server Example 12;Tutorial on Fault... Systems, Inc, 2000 Who Has Control? ...

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Abstract--With the rapid expansion of satellite communication, an increasing number of unattended ground terminals are  

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the analysis over real-world data collected. Index Terms--Terminal Fault Identification, Wavelet Analysis I the satisfactory of customers. As the transmission intermediate between satellite and end users, ground terminals local customers. Since the satellite transmission power is maintained at optimum level and the links

Huang, Changcheng

243

Ground Squirrels and Gophers  

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Squirrels and Gophers Squirrels and Gophers Nature Bulletin No. 224-A April 2, 1966 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation GROUND SQUIRRELS AND GOPHERS On sunny summer days, a dusty-colored animal with yellowish and brown stripes, about the size of a small rat, often may be noticed creeping through the grass of prairies, pastures, golf courses or lawns. Watch him. He pauses every few feet to sit up, look and listen for a moment. Nervous and timid, he crouches low at every distant sound or passing shadow. Startle him and he scurries away, and then may suddenly halt and freeze, bolt upright, as stiff and straight as a stake driven in the ground. If approached, he gives a loud shrill trilling whistle and, with a flip of his tail, pops out of sight. Watch that spot closely and, in less than a minute, a snaky head appears. Be quiet. He has many enemies above ground and he also has a lot of curiosity. Presently he sits up upon his haunches again.

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Measuring and Modeling Fault Density for Plume-Fault Encounter Probability Estimation  

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Emission of carbon dioxide from fossil-fueled power generation stations contributes to global climate change. Storage of this carbon dioxide within the pores of geologic strata (geologic carbon storage) is one approach to mitigating the climate change that would otherwise occur. The large storage volume needed for this mitigation requires injection into brine-filled pore space in reservoir strata overlain by cap rocks. One of the main concerns of storage in such rocks is leakage via faults. In the early stages of site selection, site-specific fault coverages are often not available. This necessitates a method for using available fault data to develop an estimate of the likelihood of injected carbon dioxide encountering and migrating up a fault, primarily due to buoyancy. Fault population statistics provide one of the main inputs to calculate the encounter probability. Previous fault population statistics work is shown to be applicable to areal fault density statistics. This result is applied to a case study in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Basin with the result that the probability of a carbon dioxide plume from a previously planned injection had a 3% chance of encountering a fully seal offsetting fault.

Jordan, P.D.; Oldenburg, C.M.; Nicot, J.-P.

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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"giant faults" does not lead to total failure, because the displacement equivalent to the fault  

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"giant faults" does not lead to total failure, because the displacement equivalent to the fault changes in physical properties by cold working seen in Fig. 1 are attributed to this accumulated nanoscale as supporting material on Science Online. 5. T. W. Duerig, A. R. Pelton, in Materials Properties Handbook

Rubloff, Gary W.

246

Cluster-based architecture for fault-tolerant quantum computation  

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We present a detailed description of an architecture for fault-tolerant quantum computation, which is based on the cluster model of encoded qubits. In this cluster-based architecture, concatenated computation is implemented in a quite different way from the usual circuit-based architecture where physical gates are recursively replaced by logical gates with error-correction gadgets. Instead, some relevant cluster states, say fundamental clusters, are recursively constructed through verification and postselection in advance for the higher-level one-way computation, which namely provides error-precorrection of gate operations. A suitable code such as the Steane seven-qubit code is adopted for transversal operations. This concatenated construction of verified fundamental clusters has a simple transversal structure of logical errors, and achieves a high noise threshold ~ 3 % for computation by using appropriate verification procedures. Since the postselection is localized within each fundamental cluster with the help of deterministic bare controlled-Z gates without verification, divergence of resources is restrained, which reconciles postselection with scalability.

Keisuke Fujii; Katsuji Yamamoto

2009-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

247

Circuit considerations for repetitive railguns  

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Railgun electromagnetic launchers have significant military and scientific potential. They provide direct conversion of electrical energy to projectile kinetic energy, and they offer the hope of achieving projectile velocities greatly exceeding the limits of conventional guns. With over 10 km/sec already demonstrated, railguns are attracting attention for tactical and strategic weapons systems and for scientific equation-of-state research. The full utilization of railguns will require significant improvements in every aspect of system design - projectile, barrel, and power source - to achieve operation on a large scale. This paper will review fundamental aspects of railguns, with emphasis on circuit considerations and repetitive operation.

Honih, E.M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Polysilicon photoconductor for integrated circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photoconductive element of polycrystalline silicon is provided with intrinsic response time which does not limit overall circuit response. An undoped polycrystalline silicon layer is deposited by LPCVD to a selected thickness on silicon dioxide. The deposited polycrystalline silicon is then annealed at a selected temperature and for a time effective to obtain crystal sizes effective to produce an enhanced current output. The annealed polycrystalline layer is subsequently exposed and damaged by ion implantation to a damage factor effective to obtain a fast photoconductive response. 6 figs.

Hammond, R.B.; Bowman, D.R.

1989-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

249

Stress and fault rock controls on fault zone hydrology, Coso geothermal  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Stress and fault rock controls on fault zone hydrology, Coso geothermal field, CA Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Stress and fault rock controls on fault zone hydrology, Coso geothermal field, CA Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: In crystalline rock of the Coso Geothermal Field, CA, fractures are the primary source of permeability. At reservoir depths, borehole image, temperature, and mud logs indicate fluid flow is concentrated in extensively fractured damage zones of large faults well-oriented for slip.

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Materials basis for a six-level epitaxial HTS digital circuit process  

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We have developed a process for fabrication of HTS single-flux-quantum logic circuits based on edge SNS junctions which requires six epitaxial film layers and six mask levels. The process was successfully applied to fabrication of small-scale circuits ({le} 10 junctions). This paper examines the materials properties affecting the reproducibility of YBCO-based SNS junctions, the low inductance provided by an integrated YBCO ground plane, and electrical isolation by SrTiO{sub 3} or SrAlTaO{sub 6} ground-plane and junction insulator layers. Some of the critical processing parameters identified by electrical measurements, TEM, SEM, and AFM were control of second-phase precipitates in YBCO, oxygen diffusion, Ar ion milling parameters, and preparation of surfaces for subsequent high-temperature depositions.

Talvacchio, J.; Forrester, M.G.; Hunt, B.D. [Northrop Grumman Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

251

Ground Water Recovery and Treatment  

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Until the environmental revolution, the only ground water that was routinely treated to remove contamination was the impacted ground water that was extracted for beneficial use. With ... the recognition that cont...

Tie Li Ph.D.; Raaj U. Patel P.G.; David K. Ramsden Ph.D.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Circuit reconstruction tools today Stephen J Smith  

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Circuit reconstruction tools today Stephen J Smith To understand how a brain processes information, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, United States Corresponding author: Smith

Born, Richard

253

Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant  

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A wind power plant consists of a large number of turbines interconnected by underground cable. A pad-mount transformer at each turbine steps up the voltage from generating voltage (690 V) to a medium voltage (34.5 kV). All turbines in the plant are connected to the substation transformer where the voltage is stepped up to the transmission level. An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short-circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of faults. The impact of wind turbine types, the transformer configuration, and the reactive compensation capacitor will be investigated. The voltage response at different buses will be observed. Finally, the SC line currents will be presented along with its symmetrical components.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

254

Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant  

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A wind power plant consists of a large number of turbines interconnected by underground cable. A pad-mount transformer at each turbine steps up the voltage from generating voltage (690 V) to a medium voltage (34.5 kV). All turbines in the plant are connected to the substation transformer where the voltage is stepped up to the transmission level. An important aspect of wind power plant (WPP) impact studies is to evaluate the short-circuit (SC) current contribution of the plant into the transmission network under different fault conditions. This task can be challenging to protection engineers due to the topology differences between different types of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and the conventional generating units. This paper investigates the short circuit behavior of a wind power plant for different types of faults. The impact of wind turbine types, the transformer configuration, and the reactive compensation capacitor will be investigated. The voltage response at different buses will be observed. Finally, the SC line currents will be presented along with its symmetrical components.

Muljadi, E.; Samaan, Nader A.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Li, Jun; Pasupulati, Subbaiah

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

255

Proposed flux-based optimization method for determination of minimum superconductor material in shield-type superconducting fault current limiters  

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Distributed power generation and an ever growing load demand have caused the current level of fault to exceed the nominal rating of power system devices, and fault current limiters are needed even more. The Superconducting Fault Current Limiter, SFCL, forms an efficient category of current limiters. The superconductor part in \\{SFCLs\\} is the most costly part of the device, and minimizing its volume, while maintaining the required characteristics of the device, would be very beneficial. In this work, using a Simulated Annealing optimization algorithm, a method has been proposed to determine minimum required bulk superconductor material in inductive shield-type SFCL structures. The flux linkage balance, generated by the superconductor bulk and copper winding (being the base of the optimization process), has been formulated versus dimensions. The optimum dimensions of the bulk superconductor in a model SFCL, having a limitation current of 3 A , are determined using the proposed algorithm. A prototype has been fabricated using determined dimensions, and is tested in an experimental circuit by applying different types of faults. These experimental results demonstrated satisfactory limiting characteristics of the fabricated SFCL. The optimum volume of the bulk superconductor material needed for fabrication of larger scale \\{SFCLs\\} has been calculated and compared with the volume of superconductors employed in worldwide SFCL projects.

A. Hekmati; M. Vakilian; M. Fardmanesh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental testing and modelling of a resistive type superconducting fault current limiter using MgB2 wire  

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A prototype resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) was developed using single-strand round magnesium diboride (MgB2) wire. The MgB2 wire was wound with an interleaved arrangement to minimize coil inductance and provide adequate inter-turn voltage withstand capability. The temperature profile from 30 to 40K and frequency profile from 10 to 100Hz at 25K were tested and reported. The quench properties of the prototype coil were tested using a high current test circuit. The fault current was limited by the prototype coil within the first quarter-cycle. The prototype coil demonstrated reliable and repeatable current limiting properties and was able to withstand a potential peak current of 372A for one second without any degradation of performance. A three-strand SFCL coil was investigated and demonstrated scaled-up current capacity. An analytical model to predict the behaviour of the prototype single-strand SFCL coil was developed using an adiabatic boundary condition on the outer surface of the wire. The predicted fault current using the analytical model showed very good correlation with the experimental test results. The analytical model and a finite element thermal model were used to predict the temperature rise of the wire during a fault.

A C Smith; A Oliver; X Pei; M Husband; M Rindfleisch

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment on the influence of resistive superconducting fault current limiter in VSC-HVDC system  

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Abstract Due to fewer risk of commutation failures, harmonic occurrences and reactive power consumptions, Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based HVDC system is known as the optimum solution of HVDC power system for the future power grid. However, the absence of suitable fault protection devices for HVDC system hinders the efficient VSC-HVDC power grid design. In order to enhance the reliability of the VSC-HVDC power grid against the fault current problems, the application of resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCLs) could be considered. Also, \\{SFCLs\\} could be applied to the VSC-HVDC system with integrated AC Power Systems in order to enhance the transient response and the robustness of the system. In this paper, in order to evaluate the role of \\{SFCLs\\} in VSC-HVDC systems and to determine the suitable position of \\{SFCLs\\} in VSC-HVDC power systems integrated with AC power System, a simulation model based on Korea Jeju-Haenam HVDC power system was designed in Matlab Simulink/SimPowerSystems. This designed model was composed of VSC-HVDC system connected with an AC microgrid. Utilizing the designed VSC-HVDC systems, the feasible locations of resistive \\{SFCLs\\} were evaluated when DC line-to-line, DC line-to-ground and three phase AC faults were occurred. Consequently, it was found that the simulation model was effective to evaluate the positive effects of resistive \\{SFCLs\\} for the effective suppression of fault currents in VSC-HVDC systems as well as in integrated AC Systems. Finally, the optimum locations of \\{SFCLs\\} in VSC-HVDC transmission systems were suggested based on the simulation results.

Jong-Geon Lee; Umer Amir Khan; Jae-Sang Hwang; Jae-Kyu Seong; Woo-Ju Shin; Byung-Bae Park; Bang-Wook Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Focused ion beam damage to MOS integrated circuits  

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Commercial focused ion beam (FIB) systems are commonly used to image integrated circuits (ICS) after device processing, especially in failure analysis applications. FIB systems are also often employed to repair faults in metal lines for otherwise functioning ICS, and are being evaluated for applications in film deposition and nanofabrication. A problem that is often seen in FIB imaging and repair is that ICS can be damaged during the exposure process. This can result in degraded response or out-right circuit failure. Because FIB processes typically require the surface of an IC to be exposed to an intense beam of 30--50 keV Ga{sup +} ions, both charging and secondary radiation damage are potential concerns. In previous studies, both types of effects have been suggested as possible causes of device degradation, depending on the type of device examined and/or the bias conditions. Understanding the causes of this damage is important for ICS that are imaged or repaired by a FIB between manufacture and operation, since the performance and reliability of a given IC is otherwise at risk in subsequent system application. In this summary, the authors discuss the relative roles of radiation damage and charging effects during FIB imaging. Data from exposures of packaged parts under controlled bias indicate the possibility for secondary radiation damage during FIB exposure. On the other hand, FIB exposure of unbiased wafers (a more common application) typically results in damage caused by high-voltage stress or electrostatic discharge. Implications for FIB exposure and subsequent IC use are discussed.

FLEETWOOD,D.M.; CAMPBELL,ANN N.; HEMBREE,CHARLES E.; TANGYUNYONG,PAIBOON; JESSING,JEFFREY R.; SODEN,JERRY M.

2000-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

259

The LOFT Ground Segment  

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LOFT, the Large Observatory For X-ray Timing, was one of the ESA M3 mission candidates that completed their assessment phase at the end of 2013. LOFT is equipped with two instruments, the Large Area Detector (LAD) and the Wide Field Monitor (WFM). The LAD performs pointed observations of several targets per orbit (~90 minutes), providing roughly ~80 GB of proprietary data per day (the proprietary period will be 12 months). The WFM continuously monitors about 1/3 of the sky at a time and provides data for about ~100 sources a day, resulting in a total of ~20 GB of additional telemetry. The LOFT Burst alert System additionally identifies on-board bright impulsive events (e.g., Gamma-ray Bursts, GRBs) and broadcasts the corresponding position and trigger time to the ground using a dedicated system of ~15 VHF receivers. All WFM data are planned to be made public immediately. In this contribution we summarize the planned organization of the LOFT ground segment (GS), as established in the mission Yellow Book 1 . We...

Bozzo, E; Argan, A; Barret, D; Binko, P; Brandt, S; Cavazzuti, E; Courvoisier, T; Herder, J W den; Feroci, M; Ferrigno, C; Giommi, P; Gtz, D; Guy, L; Hernanz, M; Zand, J J M in't; Klochkov, D; Kuulkers, E; Motch, C; Lumb, D; Papitto, A; Pittori, C; Rohlfs, R; Santangelo, A; Schmid, C; Schwope, A D; Smith, P J; Webb, N A; Wilms, J; Zane, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada | Open  

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Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Geometry of Cenozoic extensional faulting: Dixie Valley, Nevada Abstract Precise definition of geometric relationships between individual basins and ranges may help to reveal the mechanical processes of Basin and Range Cenozoic extensional faulting at depth. Previous studies have attempted to identify simple horsts and grabens, tilted crustal blocks with planar faulting, or tilted crustal blocks with listric faulting in the shallow crust. Normal faults defining these crustal blocks may root (1) individually in the ductile lower crust, (2) in regional or local low-angle detachment faults, or (3) in igneous intrusions or decoupling surfaces

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261

Robust model-based fault diagnosis for chemical process systems  

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diagnosis systems, which use limited information about the process model to robustly detect, discriminate, and reconstruct instrumentation faults. Broadly, the proposed method consists of a novel nonlinear state and parameter estimator coupled with a fault...

Rajaraman, Srinivasan

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

262

New approach to the fault location problem using synchronized sampling  

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This thesis presents a new approach to solving the problem of fault location on a transmission line using synchronized data from both ends of the line. The synchronized phase voltage and current samples taken during the fault transient are used...

Mrkic, Jasna

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

263

A hybrid fault tolerance technique in grid computing system  

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In order to achieve high level of reliability and availability, the grid infrastructure should be a foolproof fault tolerant. Fault tolerance plays a key role in order to assert availability and reliability of...

Kalim Qureshi; Fiaz Gul Khan; Paul Manuel; Babar Nazir

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Scalable, Fault-tolerant Management in a Service Oriented Architecture  

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Scalable, Fault-tolerant Management in a Service Oriented Architecture Harshawardhan Gadgil: Scalable, Fault-tolerance, Service Oriented Management, Architecture 1. Introduction With the explosion. The service-oriented architecture provides a simple and flexible framework for building sophisticated

265

Dynamic Inductance in Saturated Cores Fault Current Limiters  

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The saturated cores Fault Current Limiter (FCL) is one of the leading ... for providing a commercial robust solution to the fault current problem. Basically, the saturated cores FCL ... its saturated cores state ...

Y. Nikulshin; Y. Wolfus; A. Friedman

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Modeling and Simulation of Resistive Superconducting Fault-Current Limiters  

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Superconducting fault-current limiters (SFCL) offer ideal performance in electrical ... simulation model for a novel resistive type superconducting fault-current limiter is proposed. This model includes the elect...

S. Nemdili; S. Belkhiat

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

A Magnetic Shielding Type Superconducting Fault-Current Limiter  

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In a Magnetic Shielding type Fault-Current Limiter (MSFCL), the characteristics of the magnetic ... ) is an important factor in limiting the current flow. In this study, to improve the efficiency of the fault current

N. Miyauchi; H. Nakane; S. Haseyama; S. Yoshizawa

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Consequences of Fault Currents Contributed by Distributed Generation  

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Consequences of Fault Currents Contributed by Distributed Generation Intermediate Project Report Currents Contributed by Distributed Generation Intermediate Report for the Project "New Implications in systems with distributed generation. The main concept described is that fault current throughout power

269

IVF: characterizing the vulnerability of microprocessor structures to intermittent faults  

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With the advancement of CMOS manufacturing process to nano-scale, future shipped microprocessors will be increasingly vulnerable to intermittent faults. Quantitatively characterizing the vulnerability of microprocessor structures to intermittent faults ...

Songjun Pan; Yu Hu; Xiaowei Li

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Design and analysis of a fault tolerant network processor  

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This thesis investigates the effect of transient faults on a processor and proposes on-chip fault tolerant design techniques to improve its reliability. The target processor is a general 32-bit, four stage pipeline, dual context RISC style design...

Desai, Shaishav A

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

271

Dining philosophers with masking tolerance to crash faults  

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We examine the tolerance of dining philosopher algorithms subject to process crash faults in arbitrary conflict graphs. This classic problem is unsolvable in asynchronous message-passing systems subject to even a single crash fault. By contrast...

Idimadakala, Vijaya K.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

272

Circuit breaker monitoring application using wireless communication  

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Circuit breakers are used in the power system to break or make current flow through power apparatus. Reliable operation of circuit breakers is critical to the well- being of the power system and can be achieved by regular inspection and maintenance...

Ved, Nitin

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

273

A Spatial Computing Architecture Implementing Computation Circuits  

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A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computation Circuits David Grant Supervisor: Dr Architecture Tools Preliminary Results Conclusions #12;3 Introduction Computational Circuits Software MB of memory ­ Add a few million gates ??? #12;5 Architecture and Tools to implement computational

Lemieux, Guy

274

www.plusplasticelectronics.com THE CIRCUIT  

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www.plusplasticelectronics.com THE CIRCUIT + SMART FABRICS 2011 + SMART TEXTILES SALON watch NANOMATERIALS IN PRINTED ELECTRONICS The circuit SMART FABRICS 2011 SMART TEXTILES SALON in Physics in 2010 for their discovery of graphene, an ultra-thin carbon material with extraordinary

Aksay, Ilhan A.

275

Ground Gravity Survey At Baltazor Hot Springs Area (Isherwood & Mabey,  

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Ground Gravity Survey At Baltazor Hot Springs Area (Isherwood & Mabey, Ground Gravity Survey At Baltazor Hot Springs Area (Isherwood & Mabey, 1978) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Ground Gravity Survey At Baltazor Hot Springs Area (Isherwood & Mabey, 1978) Exploration Activity Details Location Baltazor Hot Springs Area Exploration Technique Ground Gravity Survey Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The gravity map of the Baltazor KGRA (Fig. 2) shows a gravity low within the valley area that presumably is related to low-density Cenozoic sediments. The steep gravity gradient along the east side of the valley suggests a north-trending normal fault. The thickness of low-density fill is estimated to be about 300 m in the southwestern part of the KGRA and

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Observation of Transient Behavior of Magnetic Flux in Inductive-type Fault Current Limiter with YBCO Thin Film Disc  

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Recently, the installation of fault current limiters (FCLs) in power systems is expected for controlling large short circuit currents. In this study, we focus on inductive-type \\{FCLs\\} having a YBCO superconducting thin film disc that is fabricated by metal-organic deposition. AC currents were injected into the FCL so that the periodic transient behavior of the apparent magnetic flux density around the FCL could be measured by using a pick-up coil. The magnetic flux density exhibited hysteresis when AC current was injected into the FCL. The transition between the conducting states in the YBCO layer was explained by the hysteresis relationship between the magnetic flux density and current.

Kosuke Higuchi; Yin Guan; Yasunobu Yokomizu; Toshiro Matsumura

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Deutsch Algorithm on Classical Circuits  

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The well-known Deutsch Algorithm (DA) and Deutsch-Jozsha Algorithm (DJA) both are used as an evidence to the power of quantum computers over classical computation mediums. In these theoretical experiments, it has been shown that a quantum computer can find the answer with certainty within a few steps although classical electronic systems must evaluate more iterations than quantum computer. In this paper, it is shown that a classical computation system formed by using ordinary electronic parts may perform the same task with equal performance than quantum computers. DA and DJA quantum circuits act like an analog computer, so it is unfair to compare the bit of classical digital computers with the qubit of quantum computers. An analog signal carrying wire will of course carry more information that a bit carrying wire without serial communication protocols.

Osman Kaan Erol

2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

278

Sequential power-up circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A sequential power-up circuit for starting several electrical load elements in series to avoid excessive current surge, comprising a voltage ramp generator and a set of voltage comparators, each comparator having a different reference voltage and interfacing with a switch that is capable of turning on one of the load elements. As the voltage rises, it passes the reference voltages one at a time and causes the switch corresponding to that voltage to turn on its load element. The ramp is turned on and off by a single switch or by a logic-level electrical signal. The ramp rate for turning on the load element is relatively slow and the rate for turning the elements off is relatively fast. Optionally, the duration of each interval of time between the turning on of the load elements is programmable. 2 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1992-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

279

Reusable vibration resistant integrated circuit mounting socket  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention discloses a novel form of socket for integrated circuits to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The socket uses a novel contact which is fabricated out of a bimetallic strip with a shape which makes the end of the strip move laterally as temperature changes. The end of the strip forms a barb which digs into an integrated circuit lead at normal temperatures and holds it firmly in the contact, preventing loosening and open circuits from vibration. By cooling the contact containing the bimetallic strip the barb end can be made to release so that the integrated circuit lead can be removed from the socket without damage either to the lead or to the socket components.

Evans, Craig N. (Irwin, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Detachment Faulting & Geothermal Resources- Pearl Hot Spring, NV  

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Detachment Faulting & Geothermal Resources - Pearl Hot Spring, NV presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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A method for quantitative fault diagnosability analysis of stochastic linear descriptor models  

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Analyzing fault diagnosability performance for a given model, before developing a diagnosis algorithm, can be used to answer questions like ''How difficult is it to detect a fault f"i?'' or ''How difficult is it to isolate a fault f"i from a fault f"j?''. ... Keywords: Fault detection and isolation, Fault diagnosability analysis, Model-based diagnosis

Daniel Eriksson; Erik Frisk; Mattias Krysander

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Low voltage amplifier architecture for high speed switched capacitor circuits  

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This work concentrates on circuit realization of high speed and low voltage switched capacitor circuits, with emphasis on the operational transconductance amplifier (OTA). An overview of switched capacitor circuits is given. Speed and voltage...

Shankar, Asit

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

283

UNSUPERVISED CLUSTERING FOR FAULT DIAGNOSIS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT COMPONENTS  

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1 UNSUPERVISED CLUSTERING FOR FAULT DIAGNOSIS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT COMPONENTS Piero Baraldi1 on transients originated by different faults in the pressurizer of a nuclear power reactor. Key Words: Fault of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) [Cheon et al., 1993; Kim et al., 1996; Reifman, 1997; Zio et al., 2006a; Zio

Boyer, Edmond

284

Stacking fault energy and microstructure effects on torsion texture evolution  

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...research-article Stacking fault energy and microstructure effects...2000, , Rosario, Argentina 3 Department of Geology...The stacking fault energy (SFE) of the metal...torsion| Stacking fault energy and microstructure e...CONICET-UNR) 2000, Rosario, Argentina 3Department of Geology...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Continuity conditions for a fault consisting of obliquely aligned cracks  

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by the ambient stress, and other regions that are open and ¯uid- or air-®lled (e.g. Nagy 1992). The fault may as a ¯uid conduit or a seal depending on the fault zone complexity or microstructural details (Jones & Knipe 1996). Therefore, prediction of the fault seal potential is important. One way to characterize

Cambridge, University of

286

COMPLETE FAULT ANALYSIS FOR LONG TRANSMISSION LINE USING  

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COMPLETE FAULT ANALYSIS FOR LONG TRANSMISSION LINE USING SYNCHRONIZED SAMPLING Nan Zhang Mladen 77843-3128, U.S.A. Abstract: A complete fault analysis scheme for long transmission line represented fault analysis tool for transmission lines is very useful for on-line confirmation and off-line trouble

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Ground potential rise monitor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and method for detecting ground potential rise (GPR) comprising positioning a first electrode and a second electrode at a distance from each other into the earth. The voltage of the first electrode and second electrode is attenuated by an attenuation factor creating an attenuated voltage. The true RMS voltage of the attenuated voltage is determined creating an attenuated true RMS voltage. The attenuated true RMS voltage is then multiplied by the attenuation factor creating a calculated true RMS voltage. If the calculated true RMS voltage is greater than a first predetermined voltage threshold, a first alarm is enabled at a local location. If user input is received at a remote location acknowledging the first alarm, a first alarm acknowledgment signal is transmitted. The first alarm acknowledgment signal is then received at which time the first alarm is disabled.

Allen, Zachery W. (Mandan, ND); Zevenbergen, Gary A. (Arvada, CO)

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative classification of near-fault ground motions Jack W.Baker Stanford University  

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0 10 20 30 40 0.15 0.31 0.62 1.2 2.5 4.9 9.9 -50 0 50 1979 Imperial Valley-06,Brawley Airport -50 0 50 1999 Chi-Chi,Taiwan-03,TCU122 Velocity[cm/s] -50 0 50 1979 Imperial Valley-06,El Centro Array #11 Imperial Valley,Brawley Airport recording Discrete Wavelet Transform Coefficients (large absolute values

Baker, Jack W.

289

Structure of the eastern Red Rocks and Wind Ridge thrust faults, Wyoming: how a thrust fault gains displacement along strike  

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STRUCTURE OF THE EASTERN RED ROCKS AND WIND RIDGE THRUST FAULTS, WYOMING: HOW A THRUST FAULT GAINS DISPLACEMENT ALONG STRIKE A Thesis by BRENT STANLEY HUNTSMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Geology STRUCTURE OF THE EASTERN RED ROCKS AND WIND RIDGE THRUST FAULTS, WYOMING: HOW A THRUST FAULT GAINS DISPLACEMENT ALONG STRIKE A Thesis by BRENT STANLEY HUNTSMAN...

Huntsman, Brent Stanley

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

From mechanical modeling to seismic imaging of faults: A synthetic workflow to study the impact of faults on seismic  

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Abstract Although typically interpreted as 2D surfaces, faults are 3D narrow zones of highly and heterogeneously strained rocks, with petrophysical properties differing from the host rock. Here we present a synthetic workflow to evaluate the potential of seismic data for imaging fault structure and properties. The workflow consists of discrete element modeling (DEM) of faulting, empirical relations to modify initial acoustic properties based on volumetric strain, and a ray-based algorithm simulating prestack depth migration (PSDM). We illustrate the application of the workflow in 2D to a 100m displacement normal fault in a kilometer size sandstone-shale sequence at 1.5km depth. To explore the effect of particle size on fault evolution, we ran two DEM simulations with particle assemblages of similar bulk mechanical behavior but different particle size, one with coarse (13m particle radii) and the other with fine (0.51.5m particle radii) particles. Both simulations produce realistic but different fault geometries and strain fields, with the finer particle size model displaying narrower fault zones and fault linkage at later stages. Seismic images of these models are highly influenced by illumination direction and wave frequency. Specular illumination highlights flat reflectors outside the fault zone, but fault related diffractions are still observable. Footwall directed illumination produces low amplitude images. Hanging wall directed illumination images the shale layers within the main fault segment and the lateral extent of fault related deformation. Resolution and the accuracy of the reflectors are proportional to wave frequency. Wave frequencies of 20Hz or more are necessary to image the different fault structure of the coarse and fine models. At 3040Hz, there is a direct correlation between seismic amplitude variations and the input acoustic properties after faulting. At these high frequencies, seismic amplitude variations predict both the extent of faulting and the changes in rock properties in the fault zone.

Charlotte Botter; Nestor Cardozo; Stuart Hardy; Isabelle Lecomte; Alejandro Escalona

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Seismoelectric Imaging of a Shallow Fault System Employing Fault Guided Waves  

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Independent sets of reflection seismic and seismoelectric data were collected, processed, and interpreted with the aim of generating and studying guided waves within a fault zone. While seismic surveys have recently been utilized to investigate...

Cohrs, Frelynn Joseph Reese

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

292

Anatomy and physiology of neurons supporting the cerebellar circuit  

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firing patterns lead to some interesting questions about the circuitand circuit connections. Do membrane and firing propertiesfiring rate. Another important area of cerebellum circuit

Champion, Kristine Elizabeth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

High Temperature, High Voltage Fully Integrated Gate Driver Circuit  

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driver circuit, 5-V on- chip voltage regulator, short-circuit protection, undervoltage lockout, bootstrap capacitor, dead time controller and temperature sensor * 0.8-micron,...

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Digital Circuits Spring 2008--Course 0156-244-001  

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: · Introduction to Logic and Binary Systems Number systems, corresponding math, & codes (BCD, grey codes, etc programmable architectures VHDL (code for converting circuit design into working programmable circuit

Bentley, Sean

295

Fault-tolerant search of container codes  

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This paper describes a method to locate and recognize container code characters. This method is aimed to make more fault-tolerant a system based on tophat transformation, segmentation algorithms, filters and classifiers. Our aim is to be able to find ... Keywords: character recognition, computer vision, segmentation

Juan Rosell; Gabriela Andreu; Alberto Prez

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Fault-tolerant search of container codes  

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This paper describes a method to locate and recognize container code characters. This method is aimed to make more fault-tolerant a system based on tophat transformation, segmentation algorithms, filters and classifiers. Our aim is to be able to find ... Keywords: character recognition, computer vision, segmentation

Juan Rosell; Gabriela Andreu; Alberto Prez

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Sensor Fault Diagnosis Using Principal Component Analysis  

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and the assumption of white Gaussian noise, the effect of noise on the isolability is studied, and the minimum magnitude of isolable fault in each sensor is found based on the distribution of noise in the measurement system. Next, for the decision process a...

Sharifi, Mahmoudreza

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

298

Adaptive performance support for fault diagnosis  

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This paper introduces a strategy, a user model, and a methodology for utilising adaptive hypermedia in performance support domain and specifically for fault diagnosis. This utilisation is implemented by employing task-specific and user-centred hypermedia ... Keywords: adaptive hypermedia, diagnostic expert systems, performance support systems, semantic data modelling, user modelling

Ammar M. Huneiti

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

FPGA Interconnect Delay Fault Testing Erik Chmelar  

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A satisfactory FPGA testing method meets several crite- ria. First, the routing resources must be explicitlyFPGA Interconnect Delay Fault Testing Erik Chmelar Center for Reliable Computing Stanford is a scalable manufactur- ing test method for all SRAM-based FPGAs, able to detect multiple interconnect delay

Stanford University

300

Radon emanation on San Andreas Fault  

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... RADON is constantly emanated from the Earth into its atmosphere, normally in minute amounts. ... is constantly emanated from the Earth into its atmosphere, normally in minute amounts. Radon emanation is known to be anomalously large on active faults and to show temporal variations ...

Chi-Yu King

1978-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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All row, planar fault detection system  

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An apparatus, program product and method for detecting nodal faults may simultaneously cause designated nodes of a cell to communicate with all nodes adjacent to each of the designated nodes. Furthermore, all nodes along the axes of the designated nodes are made to communicate with their adjacent nodes, and the communications are analyzed to determine if a node or connection is faulty.

Archer, Charles Jens; Pinnow, Kurt Walter; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian Edward

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

302

Equivalent circuits and efficiencies of fuel cells  

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By introducing an equivalent thermal potential fixed in terms of the heat of reaction, a thermodynamic equivalent circuit is determined for a fuel cell which yields the correct current-potential curve of the cell for low current by formal application of Ohm's law. The thermodynamic power balance and the thermodynamic efficiency also are given correctly. A linear electrical equivalent circuit is constructed which represents closely the electrical performance of the cell over a wide range of current (not approaching zero). The effect of polarization processes on the electrical power and efficiency is taken into account through a single constant parameter. Introduction of the equivalent thermal potential into the circuit yields a thermodynamic equivalent circuit whose output computed by formal use of Ohm's law coincides exactly with that given by the electrical equivalent circuit. The correct electrical properties, thermodynamic power balance, and thermodynamic efficiency follow directly from the circuit. A general theorem is formulated, independently of the validity of an equivalent circuit, connecting the thermodynamic and electrical efficiencies of a fuel cell. Confirmatory experimental results based on hydrogenoxygen cells are presented, which underline the large reduction in available power brought about by polarization processes and entropy changes in a fuel cell.

J.J. Gilvarry; J.I. Slaughtert

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From  

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Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Integrated Geophysical Mapping Of The Magadi Fault System, Southern Kenya Rift Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Active Fault Segments As Potential Earthquake Sources- Inferences From Integrated Geophysical Mapping Of The Magadi Fault System, Southern Kenya Rift Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Southern Kenya Rift has been known as a region of high geodynamic activity expressed by recent volcanism, geothermal activity and high rate of seismicity. The active faults that host these activities have not been investigated to determine their subsurface geometry, faulting intensity and constituents (fluids, sediments) for proper characterization of tectonic

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Definition: Enhanced Fault Detection Technology | Open Energy Information  

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Technology Technology Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Enhanced Fault Detection Technology Enhanced fault detection technology enables higher precision and greater discrimination of fault location and type with coordinated measurement among multiple devices. For distribution applications, this technology can detect and isolate faults without full-power re-closing, reducing the frequency of through-fault currents. Using high resolution sensors and fault signatures, this technology can better detect high impedance faults. For transmission applications, this technology will employ high speed communications between multiple elements (e.g., stations) to protect entire regions, rather than just single elements. It can also use the latest digital techniques to advance beyond conventional impedance relaying of

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Upper crustal faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control  

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faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control on permeability and production in the Coso Geothermal Field, eastern California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Upper crustal faulting in an obliquely extending orogen, structural control on permeability and production in the Coso Geothermal Field, eastern California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: New multifold seismic reflection data from the Coso geothermal field in the central Coso Range, eastern California, image brittle faults and other structures in a zone of localized crustal extension between two major strike-slip faults. The Coso Wash fault, a Quaternary-active normal fault that is a locus of surface geothermal activity, is well-imaged as a

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Dynamic behavior of the excitation circuit of a doubly-fed induction generator under a symmetrical voltage drop  

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Abstract The large-scale application of doubly-fed wind turbines has significantly changed the fault transient characteristics of power systems. However, the transient state of a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) under large disturbances is difficult to accurately evaluate. The main difficulty lies in the failure to acquire the transient process of the DFIG excitation circuit because of the high orders and the strong coupling of excitation control. This paper presents a detailed transient analysis of a DFIG, with focus on the dynamic behavior and effects of the excitation circuit. The dynamic models of the rotor-side converter and the grid-side converter, which include the excitation regulation and the electromagnetic process, were constructed. The effects of the implementation of controllers on the transient behavior of the DFIG are analyzed by deducing the transitive relation of transient processes. Simplified expressions of DFIG electrical variables are proposed with the excitation regulation considered.

Jinxin Ouyang; Xiaofu Xiong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometry and development of relay ramps in normal fault systems  

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Normal fault zones play a major role in the development of basins and in the migration and trapping of hydrocarbons. The mapping of normal fault systems using seismic data requires careful correlation of faults on adjacent sections, a procedure that often leads to the interpretation of faults as having long, continuous, sinuous traces. Recent work involving detailed mapping of fault traces, first by using land exposures but more recently using three-dimensional seismics, has demonstrated that faults are usually made up of many overstepping segments, linked by areas of complex deformation, termed transfer zones or relay ramps. Relay ramps occur between normal fault segments that overstep in map view. The geometry and evolution of exposure-scale relay ramps are described from the Somerset coast, England, and are compared with larger scale ramps from elsewhere. Relay ramps can be classified into four groups based on the degree of interaction and linkage between the overstepping segments; these groups are interpreted as being evolutionary stages. In stage 1, the segments do not interact. Stage 2 involves the reorientation of bedding between two interacting faults to produce a relay ramp. In stage 3, connecting fractures start to break the relay ramp. Stage 4 is when the relay ramp is destroyed to produce a single fault that has an along-strike bend. These evolutionary stages can develop through time, but they can also be seen spatially. A branch line between normal faults or an along-strike bend may represent a stage 4 relay, with progressively earlier stages occurring updip or downdip. Characteristic variability in displacement-distance profiles for fault segments and linked faults accompanies the interaction and linkage processes. Displacement transfer by relay ramps is accompanied by steep displacement gradients along fault segments at oversteps. Relay ramps often contribute to a minimum in total fault displacement at a linkage point. 47 refs., 16 figs.

Peacock, D.C.P. (Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom) Univ. of Plymouth, Devon (United Kingdom)); Sanderson, D.J. (Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom))

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CRYOGENIC SYSTEM FOR A 35 KV/90 MVA SATURATED IRON?CORE SUPERCONDUCTING FAULT CURRENT LIMITER  

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A cryogenic system was built as an open system for a 35 kV/90 MVA saturated iron?core superconducting fault current limiter. It consists of an annular cylindrical liquid nitrogen dewar cryogenic pipes sensors valves and a control unit. A HTS dc bias coil was immersed with liquid nitrogen in the dewar. The control circuit constantly monitors the liquid nitrogen level and controls the supply of liquid nitrogen in accordance with the liquid nitrogen level change. Nitrogen vapor was directly released into the environment. Heat loss under different working conditions such as no magnetization current 150 A magnetization current and on?grid condition was measured to evaluate the performance of the system. As compared with no magnetization current of the dc bias coil evaporation of liquid nitrogen increases about 20% under the on?grid condition.

H. Hong; W. Z. Gong; B. Tian; J. Y. Zhang; X. M. Hu; J. Z. Wang; X. Y. Niu; Y. Wang; L. F. Zhang; Y. W. Sun; T. Q. Wu; Y. Xin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum computation beyond the circuit model  

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The quantum circuit model is the most widely used model of quantum computation. It provides both a framework for formulating quantum algorithms and an architecture for the physical construction of quantum computers. However, ...

Jordan, Stephen Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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B : Bayesian Circuit Analysis by Michel Wilson  

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://ftp.arl.army.mil/~mike/comphist. #12;B : Bayesian Circuit Analysis by Topology Author: Michel Wilson Student id: Email: michel obtained. esis Committee: Chair: Prof. Dr. Ir. A.J.C. van Gemund, Faculty EEMCS, TU Del University

Kuzmanov, Georgi

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Yield learning model for integrated circuit package  

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, and has a major influence on product perfo rmance and reliability. Increasing the yield in package assembly influence on product perfo will reduce the effective manufacturing cost during assembly. Hence integrated circuit manufacturers try to improve...

Balasubramaniam, Gaurishankar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microelectronic Devices and Circuits - 2006 Electronic Edition  

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Combining semiconductor device physics and modeling with electronic circuit analysis and practice in a single sophomore/junior level microelectronics course, this textbook offers an integrated approach so students can truly ...

Fonstad, Clifton

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameterized modeling of multiport passive circuit blocks  

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System level design optimization has recently started drawing the attention of circuit designers. A system level optimizer would search over the entire design space, adjusting the parameters of interest, for optimal ...

Mahmood, Zohaib

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects  

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Based on their properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been identified as ideal replacements for copper interconnects in integrated circuits given their higher current density, inertness, and higher resistance to ...

Nessim, Gilbert Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of S-Circuit Uncertainty  

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The theory of sensori-computational circuits provides a capable framework for the description and optimization of robotic systems, including on-line optimizations. This theory, however, is inadequate in that it does not account for uncertainty in a...

Ahmed, Taahir

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and Design of Resilient VLSI Circuits  

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and design techniques with the goal of realizing VLSI circuits which are tolerant to radiation particle strikes and process variations. This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part proposes four analysis and two design approaches to address...

Garg, Rajesh

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Analog circuit for controlling acoustic transducer arrays  

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

Drumheller, Douglas S. (Cedar Crest, NM)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPA Final Ground Water Rule  

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Office of Nuclear Safety and Environment Office of Nuclear Safety and Environment Nuclear Safety and Environment Information Brief HS-20-IB-2007-02 (March 2007) EPA Final Ground Water Rule Safe Drinking Water Act: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Ground Water Rule - 40 CFR Parts 9, 141 and 142 Final Rule: 71 FR 65574 Effective Date: January 8, 2007 1 RULE SYNOPSIS On November 8, 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final Ground Water Rule (GWR) to promote increased protection against microbial pathogens that may be present in public water systems (PWSs) that use ground water sources for their supply (these systems are known as ground water systems). This Rule establishes a risk-targeted approach

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On LHCb muon MWPC grounding  

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My goal is to study how a big MWPC system, in particular the LHCb muon system, can be protected against unstable operation and multiple spurious hits, produced by incorrect or imperfect grounding in the severe EM environment of the LHCb experiment. A mechanism of penetration of parasitic current from the ground loop to the input of the front-end amplifier is discussed. A new model of the detector cell as the electrical bridge is considered. As shown, unbalance of the bridge makes detector to be sensitive to the noise in ground loop. Resonances in ground loop are specified. Tests of multiple-point and single-point grounding conceptions made on mock-up are presented.

Kashchuk, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional analysis of ground and above-ground climate  

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The regional suitability of underground construction as a climate control technique is discussed with reference to (1) a bioclimatic analysis of long-term weather data for 29 locations in the United States to determine appropriate above ground climate control techniques, (2) a data base of synthesized ground temperatures for the coterminous United States, and (3) monthly dew point ground temperature comparisons for identifying the relative likelihood of condensation from one region to another. It is concluded that the suitability of earth tempering as a practice and of specific earth-sheltered design stereotypes varies geographically; while the subsurface almost always provides a thermal advantage on its own terms when compared to above ground climatic data, it can, nonetheless, compromise the effectiveness of other, regionally more important climate control techniques. Also contained in the report are reviews of above and below ground climate mapping schemes related to human comfort and architectural design, and detailed description of a theoretical model of ground temperature, heat flow, and heat storage in the ground. Strategies of passive climate control are presented in a discussion of the building bioclimatic analysis procedure which has been applied in a computer analysis of 30 years of weather data for each of 29 locations in the United States.

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1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Hysteresis Motors  

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We performed a literature review and found that many equivalent circuit models of hysteresis motors in use today are incorrect. The model by Miyairi and Kataoka (1965) is the correct one. We extended the model by transforming it to quadrature coordinates, amenable to circuit or digital simulation. 'Hunting' is an oscillatory phenomenon often observed in hysteresis motors. While several works have attempted to model the phenomenon with some partial success, we present a new complete model that predicts hunting from first principles.

Nitao, J J; Scharlemann, E T; Kirkendall, B A

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of dielectric overlay microstrip circuits  

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INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICROSTRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1988 Major... Subject: Electrical Engineering INVESTIGATION OF DIELECTRIC OVERLAY MICRO STRIP CIRCUITS A Thesis by JAMES LOUIS KLEIN Approved as to style and content by: Kai Chang Robert D. Nevels (Member) Krzysztof A. Michalski (Member) Mark H. Weichold...

Klein, James Louis

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE Communications Magazine February 20022 Distributed Integrated Circuits  

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Approach to High-Frequency Design 0163-6804/02/$17.00 © 2002 IEEE ABSTRACT Distributed integrated circuits are presented as a methodology to design high-frequency commu- nication building blocks. Distributed circuits be implemented as integrated circuits. The integrated circuit design process is then divided further by defining

Hajimiri, Ali

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Differential transimpedance amplifier circuit for correlated differential amplification  

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

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

2008-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel algorithm strategies for circuit simulation.  

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Circuit simulation tools (e.g., SPICE) have become invaluable in the development and design of electronic circuits. However, they have been pushed to their performance limits in addressing circuit design challenges that come from the technology drivers of smaller feature scales and higher integration. Improving the performance of circuit simulation tools through exploiting new opportunities in widely-available multi-processor architectures is a logical next step. Unfortunately, not all traditional simulation applications are inherently parallel, and quickly adapting mature application codes (even codes designed to parallel applications) to new parallel paradigms can be prohibitively difficult. In general, performance is influenced by many choices: hardware platform, runtime environment, languages and compilers used, algorithm choice and implementation, and more. In this complicated environment, the use of mini-applications small self-contained proxies for real applications is an excellent approach for rapidly exploring the parameter space of all these choices. In this report we present a multi-core performance study of Xyce, a transistor-level circuit simulation tool, and describe the future development of a mini-application for circuit simulation.

Thornquist, Heidi K.; Schiek, Richard Louis; Keiter, Eric Richard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphometric and geometric characterization of normal faults on Mars  

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Abstract Using three different approaches (fault plane fitting, 3D crater rim palinspatic restorations and fault scarps morphometric analysis) we investigate the geometry and degradation history of Martian normal faults in two distinct areas. The three independent methods produce similar results, indicating that the average dip angle of the normal faults on these two locations is probably below the value that is usually assumed for Mars (?60). Our best estimate for this average dip angle is 46.8 9.8 , which is a value comparable with the mean dip angle inferred on Earth for seismically active normal faults. This lower average dip angle implies that all the rift strain estimates performed until now might be underestimated. From the comparative analysis of the two faulted regions (Phlegethon Catena and Claritas Fossae), we show that local and regional dip variabilities may exist on Mars. This reinforces the idea that the amount of extension associated with Martian rifts must be reconsidered. We also demonstrate the advantages of performing a comparative morphometric analysis of fault scarps. This approach enables the reconstruction of the faults scarps degradation history and can be used to evaluate how environmental conditions changed through time. After modeling the degradation of the fault scarps at the two sites we conclude that the observed morphometric variations are mainly due to the different faulting ages in an environment characterized by low scarp degradation rates ( 4 10 ? 3 m 2 / kyr ) over the last 3 Ga.

David A. Vaz; Mauro G. Spagnuolo; Simone Silvestro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculating the probability of injected carbon dioxide plumes encountering faults  

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One of the main concerns of storage in saline aquifers is leakage via faults. In the early stages of site selection, site-specific fault coverages are often not available for these aquifers. This necessitates a method using available fault data to estimate the probability of injected carbon dioxide encountering and migrating up a fault. The probability of encounter can be calculated from areal fault density statistics from available data, and carbon dioxide plume dimensions from numerical simulation. Given a number of assumptions, the dimension of the plume perpendicular to a fault times the areal density of faults with offsets greater than some threshold of interest provides probability of the plume encountering such a fault. Application of this result to a previously planned large-scale pilot injection in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Basin yielded a 3% and 7% chance of the plume encountering a fully and half seal offsetting fault, respectively. Subsequently available data indicated a half seal-offsetting fault at a distance from the injection well that implied a 20% probability of encounter for a plume sufficiently large to reach it.

Jordan, P.D.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Comminution Circuit Throughput and Product Size Distribution by Simulation and Control  

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The goal of this project is to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. The goal is to save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that are too fine to be useful. This is being accomplished by mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits to determine how to correct this problem. The approaches taken included (1) Modeling of the circuit to determine process bottlenecks that restrict flow rates in one area while forcing other parts of the circuit to overgrind the material; (2) Modeling of hydrocyclones to determine the mechanisms responsible for retaining fine, high-density particles in the circuit until they are overground, and improving existing models to accurately account for this behavior; and (3) Evaluation of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding.

S. K. Kawatra; T. C. Eisele; T. Weldum; D. Larsen; R. Mariani; J. Pletka

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMIZATION OF COMMINUTION CIRCUIT THROUGHPUT AND PRODUCT SIZE DISTRIBUTION BY SIMULATION AND CONTROL  

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The goal of this project is to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations (comminution). Mathematical models of the comminution process are being used to study methods for optimizing the product size distribution, so that the amount of excessively fine material produced can be minimized. The goal is to save energy by reducing the amount of material that is ground below the target size, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of materials wasted as ''slimes'' that are too fine to be useful. This is being accomplished by mathematical modeling of the grinding circuits to determine how to correct this problem. The approaches taken included (1) Modeling of the circuit to determine process bottlenecks that restrict flowrates in one area while forcing other parts of the circuit to overgrind the material; (2) Modeling of hydrocyclones to determine the mechanisms responsible for retaining fine, high-density particles in the circuit until they are overground, and improving existing models to accurately account for this behavior; and (3) Evaluation of advanced technologies to improve comminution efficiency and produce sharper product size distributions with less overgrinding.

S.K. Kawatra; T.C. Eisele; T. Weldum; D. Larsen; R. Mariani; J. Pletka

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NLS ground states on graphs  

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We investigate the existence of ground states for the subcritical NLS energy on metric graphs. In particular, we find out a topological assumption that guarantees the nonexistence of ground states, and give an example in which the assumption is not fulfilled and ground states actually exist. In order to obtain the result, we introduce a new rearrangement technique, adapted to the graph where it applies. Owing to such a technique, the energy level of the rearranged function is improved by conveniently mixing the symmetric and monotone rearrangement procedures.

Riccardo Adami; Enrico Serra; Paolo Tilli

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Relaxed fault detection and isolation: An application to a nonlinear case study  

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Given a number of possibly concurrent faults (and disturbances) that may affect a nonlinear dynamic system, it may not be possible to solve the standard fault detection and isolation (FDI) problem, i.e., to detect and isolate each single fault from all ... Keywords: Fault detection and isolation, Fault sets, Geometric conditions, Nonlinear systems, Robot manipulators

Raffaella Mattone; Alessandro De Luca

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lazzaro and Mead --Circuit Models of Sensory Transduction in the Cochlea CIRCUIT MODELS OF SENSORY TRANSDUCTION  

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Lazzaro and Mead -- Circuit Models of Sensory Transduction in the Cochlea CIRCUIT MODELS OF SENSORY nerve. Humans can process sound input over a 120-dB dynamic range, yet the firing rate of an auditory of the order of ten microseconds, yet an auditory-nerve fiber can fire at most once per mil- lisecond. Using

Lazzaro, John

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2001 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 0-7803-6608-5 2001 IEEE ISSCC 2001 / SESSION 20 / MULTI GIGAHERTZ MICROPROCESSOR TECHNOLOGIES / 20.2  

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· 2001 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 0-7803-6608-5 ©2001 IEEE ISSCC 2001 exponentially with decreasing Vth, resulting in battery-draining quiescent power con- sumption with Vth less charge stored at the output node is dumped to ground when the output state changes. A charge recycling

California at Davis, University of

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Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource | Open Energy  

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Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Dictionary.png Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource: No definition has been provided for this term. Add a Definition Brophy Occurrence Models This classification scheme was developed by Brophy, as reported in Updating the Classification of Geothermal Resources.[1] Type A: Magma-heated, Dry Steam Resource Type B: Andesitic Volcanic Resource Type C: Caldera Resource Type D: Sedimentary-hosted, Volcanic-related Resource Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource Type F: Oceanic-ridge, Basaltic Resource Extensional-tectonic, fault-controlled resources typically result from a

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Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) | Open Energy  

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Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Fault Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Exploration Activity Details Location Raft River Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Fault Mapping Activity Date 1993 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Geologic mapping, strain and kinematic analysis Notes The mountains expose a detachment fault that separates a hanging wall of Paleozoic rocks from Proterozoic and Archean rocks of the footwall. Beneath the detachment lies a 100 to 300m-thick top-to-the-east extensional shear zone. Geologic mapping, strain and kinematic analysis, and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology suggest that the shear zone and detachment fault had an

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Similarity Matching Techniques for Fault Diagnosis in Automotive Infotainment Electronics  

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Fault diagnosis has become a very important area of research during the last decade due to the advancement of mechanical and electrical systems in industries. The automobile is a crucial field where fault diagnosis is given a special attention. Due to the increasing complexity and newly added features in vehicles, a comprehensive study has to be performed in order to achieve an appropriate diagnosis model. A diagnosis system is capable of identifying the faults of a system by investigating the observable effects (or symptoms). The system categorizes the fault into a diagnosis class and identifies a probable cause based on the supplied fault symptoms. Fault categorization and identification are done using similarity matching techniques. The development of diagnosis classes is done by making use of previous experience, knowledge or information within an application area. The necessary information used may come from several sources of knowledge, such as from system analysis. In this paper similarity matching tec...

Kabir, Mashud

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California | Open  

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Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: New mapping documents a series of late Quaternary NNE-striking normal faults in the central Coso Range that dip northwest, toward and into the main production area of the Coso geothermal field. The faults exhibit geomorphic features characteristic of Holocene activity, and locally are associated with fumaroles and hydothermal alteration. The active faults sole into or terminate against the brittle-ductile transition zone (BDT) at a depth of about 4 to 5 km. The BDT is arched upward over a volume of crust

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Calibrating Pesticide Application Ground Equipment  

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This pocket-sized guide gives step-by-step instructions for calibrating ground sprayers. Tables provide instructions, examples and sample formulas for determining speed of application, flow rate and the amount of pesticide to add to the tank....

Shaw, Bryan W.

2000-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Water Management Regulations (Louisiana)  

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The rules and regulations apply to the management of the state's ground water resources. In addition, the Commissioner of Conservation has recommended that oil and gas operators with an interest...

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Ground magnetic studies along a regional seismic-reflection profile across Bare Mountain, Crater Flat and Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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Ground magnetic data were collected along a 26-km-long regional seismic-reflection profile in southwest Nevada that starts in the Amargosa Desert, crosses Bare Mountain, Crater Flat and Yucca Mountain, and ends in Midway Valley. Parallel ground magnetic profiles were also collected about 100 m to either side of the western half of the seismic-reflection line. The magnetic data indicate that the eastern half of Crater Flat is characterized by closely-spaced faulting (1--2 km) in contrast to the western half of Crater Flat. Modeling of the data indicates that the Topopah Spring Tuff is offset about 250 m on the Solitario Canyon fault and about 50 m on the Ghost Dance fault. These estimates of fault offset are consistent with seismic-reflection data and geologic mapping. A broad magnetic high of about 500--600 nT is centered over Crater Flat. Modeling of the magnetic data indicates that the source of this high is not thickening and doming of the Bullfrog Tuff, but more likely lies below the Bullfrog Tuff. Possible source lithologies for this magnetic high include altered argillite of the Eleana Formation, Cretaceous or Tertiary intrusions, and mafic sills.

Langenheim, V.E.; Ponce, D.A.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault diagnosis and management system for switched reluctance motor drives  

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An effective detection and diagnosis of faults is desirable for online condition monitoring, assessment, product quality assurance and improved operational efficiency of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drives. The proposed fault diagnosis and management system uses the measured phase voltages, currents and speed of the motor. In this article, a Matlab/Simulink model-based fault diagnosis system is developed and simulated for SRM drive. The simulation results show that the SRM drive is capable of operating under faulty conditions.

S. Vijayan; S. Paramasivam

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical properties and fabric of the Punchbowl fault zone, California  

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, and 50 to 125'C, in the presence of pore fluids. The fault zone and surrounding rock consists of (1) the main gouge zone, separated from (2) the undeformed host-rack, by (3) an irregular zone of damaged host-rock. The subsidiary fault fabric... orientations of discrete shear surfaces within the gouge 52 14 Photographs of subsidiary faults within the damaged zone of the Punchbowl Formation. . . . . . 57 15 Photomicrographs showing the progressive increase in deformation of the Punchbowl Formation...

Chester, Frederick Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for VAV Terminal Units  

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: Air density [kg/m3] NOMENCLATURE REFERENCES 1) IEA Annex 25, Building Optimization and Fault Diagnosis Source Book, Eds. J. Hyvarinen and S. Karki, Technical Research Center of Finland, 1996 2) Harunori Yoshida: Typical Faults of Air Conditioning..., IEA Annex 34 ?Detection and Diagnosis Methods in Real Building?, Eds. A. Dexter and J. Pakanen, Section C.2, pp.143-148, 2001 6) Harunori Yoshida, Sanjay Kumar, Yasunori Morita: Online Fault Detection and Diagnosis in VAV Air Handling Unit by RARX...

Miyata, M.; Yoshida, H.; Asada, M.; Wang, F.; Hashiguchi, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

345

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the repsective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

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An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

347

Dual circuit embossed sheet heat transfer panel  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A heat transfer panel provides redundant cooling for fusion reactors or the like environment requiring low-mass construction. Redundant cooling is provided by two independent cooling circuits, each circuit consisting of a series of channels joined to inlet and outlet headers. The panel comprises a welded joinder of two full-size and two much smaller partial-size sheets. The first full-size sheet is embossed to form first portions of channels for the first and second circuits, as well as a header for the first circuit. The second full-sized sheet is then laid over and welded to the first full-size sheet. The first and second partial-size sheets are then overlaid on separate portions of the second full-sized sheet, and are welded thereto. The first and second partial-sized sheets are embossed to form inlet and outlet headers, which communicate with channels of the second circuit through apertures formed in the second full-sized sheet. 6 figs.

Morgan, G.D.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

348

High Temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for Utility Applications  

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One of the most near term High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) applications is the Fault Current Limiter (FCL). It is a device that...

E. M. W. Leung; G. W. Albert; M. Dew

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

The northwest extension of the Meers Fault in southwestern Oklahoma  

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unmapped terrace deposits, a trench, and creek banks along an extended N60W trending line in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, strongly suggests that the Meers Fault has an active northwest extension of about 30km which bifurcates in the Sugar Creek area... Fault Study Area The study area covers about 100 square miles and it is located about 20 mi N45W of Lawton, Oklahoma, primarily in Kiowa and Comanche counties (TSN, R14W and R15W) (Figure 7). The Meers Fault is the south-bounding fault of the complex...

Cetin, Hasan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

350

Active Fault Controls At High-Temperature Geothermal Sites- Prospectin...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

the level of unrecognized active faults present in these areas. Analysis of low-sun-angle aerial photography acquired over the Needle Rocks, Astor Pass, Empire, and Lee...

351

Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from...  

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Results from the Coso Geothermal Field, CA Abstract cap rock, permeability, fault, fracture, clay, Coso Authors Davatzes, N.C.; Hickman and S.H. Published Geothermal Resource...

352

High-Resolution Aeromagnetic Survey to Image Shallow Faults,...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Valley Geothermal Area Regions (0) Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleHigh-ResolutionAeromagneticSurveytoImageShallowFaults,DixieValleyGeothermalField...

353

Application of machine learning technique in wind turbine fault diagnosis.  

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??In this study, a machine learning technique called anomaly detection is employed for wind turbine bearing fault detection. Basically, the anomaly detection algorithm is used (more)

Purarjomandlangrudi, Afrooz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation. 3. Historical Ground-Water  

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............................................................................................................................................................... 9 Mine history and ground-water development ....................................................................................................................................................... 11 Ground-water quality database.......................................................................................................................................................... 29 Compilation of complete database

355

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

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This patent describes a heat absorption method for an absorption chiller. It comprises: providing a firs absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range, providing a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range; heat exchanging refrigerant and absorber solution; thermal communication with an external heat load. This patent describes a heat absorption apparatus for use as an absorption chiller. It includes: a first absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range; a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range which has a lower maximum temperature relative to the first temperature range; the first circuit having generator means, condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operatively connected together; the second circuit having generator means condenser means, evaporator means, and absorber means operative connected together; and the first circuit condenser means and the first circuit absorber means being in heat exchange communication with the second circuit generator means.

DeVault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

356

Seismic fragility formulations for segmented buried pipeline systems including the impact of differential ground subsidence  

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Though Differential Ground Subsidence (DGS) impacts the seismic response of segmented buried pipelines augmenting their vulnerability, fragility formulations to estimate repair rates under such condition are not available in the literature. Physical models to estimate pipeline seismic damage considering other cases of permanent ground subsidence (e.g. faulting, tectonic uplift, liquefaction, and landslides) have been extensively reported, not being the case of DGS. The refinement of the study of two important phenomena in Mexico City - the 1985 Michoacan earthquake scenario and the sinking of the city due to ground subsidence - has contributed to the analysis of the interrelation of pipeline damage, ground motion intensity, and DGS; from the analysis of the 48-inch pipeline network of the Mexico City's Water System, fragility formulations for segmented buried pipeline systems for two DGS levels are proposed. The novel parameter PGV{sup 2}/PGA, being PGV peak ground velocity and PGA peak ground acceleration, has been used as seismic parameter in these formulations, since it has shown better correlation to pipeline damage than PGV alone according to previous studies. By comparing the proposed fragilities, it is concluded that a change in the DGS level (from Low-Medium to High) could increase the pipeline repair rates (number of repairs per kilometer) by factors ranging from 1.3 to 2.0; being the higher the seismic intensity the lower the factor.

Pineda Porras, Omar Andrey [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ordaz, Mario [UNAM, MEXICO CITY

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Radiation-hardened transistor and integrated circuit  

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A composite transistor is disclosed for use in radiation hardening a CMOS IC formed on an SOI or bulk semiconductor substrate. The composite transistor has a circuit transistor and a blocking transistor connected in series with a common gate connection. A body terminal of the blocking transistor is connected only to a source terminal thereof, and to no other connection point. The blocking transistor acts to prevent a single-event transient (SET) occurring in the circuit transistor from being coupled outside the composite transistor. Similarly, when a SET occurs in the blocking transistor, the circuit transistor prevents the SET from being coupled outside the composite transistor. N-type and P-type composite transistors can be used for each and every transistor in the CMOS IC to radiation harden the IC, and can be used to form inverters and transmission gates which are the building blocks of CMOS ICs.

Ma, Kwok K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

358

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A structure and method for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package.

Kravitz, Stanley H. (26 Aspen Rd., Placitas, NM 87043); Hadley, G. Ronald (6012 Annapolis NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Warren, Mial E. (3825 Mary Ellen NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Carson, Richard F. (1036 Jewel Pl. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Armendariz, Marcelino G. (1023 Oro Real NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Circuits in the Sun: Solar Panel Physics  

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Typical commercial solar panels consist of approximately 60 individual photovoltaic cells connected in series. Since the usual Kirchhoff rules apply the current is uniform throughout the circuit while the electric potential of the individual devices is cumulative. Hence a solar panel is a good analog of a simple resistive series circuit except that the devices generate (rather than burn!) electrical power. For example in order to sustain the current flow each device must generate the requisite current. As a result the least efficient device limits the current throughout. Photovoltaic cells also have a more complicated current-voltage (IV) characteristic which determines the optimal load for power extraction. These considerations among others make the solar panel an excellent platform for exploring the physics of electric circuits.

Tim Gfroerer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Package for integrated optic circuit and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A structure and method are disclosed for packaging an integrated optic circuit. The package comprises a first wall having a plurality of microlenses formed therein to establish channels of optical communication with an integrated optic circuit within the package. A first registration pattern is provided on an inside surface of one of the walls of the package for alignment and attachment of the integrated optic circuit. The package in one embodiment may further comprise a fiber holder for aligning and attaching a plurality of optical fibers to the package and extending the channels of optical communication to the fibers outside the package. In another embodiment, a fiber holder may be used to hold the fibers and align the fibers to the package. The fiber holder may be detachably connected to the package. 6 figs.

Kravitz, S.H.; Hadley, G.R.; Warren, M.E.; Carson, R.F.; Armendariz, M.G.

1998-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Application of fuzzy SOFM neural network and rough set theory on fault diagnosis for rotating machinery  

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This paper presents a new method that applies fuzzy logic, rough set theory and SOFM neural network to rotating machinery fault diagnosis. In this method, firstly, relationships between the fault causations and fault symptoms are established by fuzzy ...

Dongxiang Jiang; Kai Li; Gang Zhao; Jinhui Diao

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Feng shui of supercomputer memory: positional effects in DRAM and SRAM faults  

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Several recent publications confirm that faults are common in high-performance computing systems. Therefore, further attention to the faults experienced by such computing systems is warranted. In this paper, we present a study of DRAM and SRAM faults ...

Vilas Sridharan; Jon Stearley; Nathan DeBardeleben; Sean Blanchard; Sudhanva Gurumurthi

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

The structure and evolution of small-displacement strike-slip faults in porous sandstone  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

relationship between the progressive addition of subsidiary fault segments (deformation bands) and earlier-formed linkage structures. The along-strike variability and distribution of fault structure are documented and used to assess the role of early fault...

Schafer, Kirk Wyatt

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

364

Research on Fault Diagnosis of Marine Diesel Engine Based on Integrated Similarity  

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In order to guarantee the normal operation of marine, an effective fault diagnosis model need to ... to determine the reason causing the fault of marine diesel engine. According to the problem of fault diagnosis ...

Yanyou Chai; Xiuyan Peng; Liufeng Xu; Jiuyu Shi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Effects of burial history, rock ductility and recovery magnitude on inversion of normal faulted strata  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

reactivation of the normal faults may occur during coaxial contraction even though such faults are unfavorably oriented assuming typical rock friction behavior and a homogeneous stress state. Localized reverse slip on normal faults is favored when strata...

Kuhle, Nathan John

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

366

Fault tolerant control of homopolar magnetic bearings and circular sensor arrays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fault tolerant control can accommodate the component faults in a control system such as sensors, actuators, plants, etc. This dissertation presents two fault tolerant control schemes to accommodate the failures of power amplifiers and sensors in a...

Li, Ming-Hsiu

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

367

Neural Network-Based Classification of Single-Phase Distribution Transformer Fault Data  

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The ultimate goal of this research is to develop an online, non-destructive, incipient fault detection system that is able to detect incipient faults in transformers and other electric equipment before the faults become catastrophic...

Zhang, Xujia

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

368

Triple effect absorption chiller utilizing two refrigeration circuits  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A heat absorption method for an absorption chiller is described comprising: (a) providing a first absorption system circuit for operation within a first temperature range; (b) providing a second absorption system circuit for operation within a second temperature range which has a lower maximum temperature than the first temperature range; (c) heat exchanging refrigerant and absorber solution from the first circuit condenser and absorber with absorption solution from the generator of the second circuit; and (d) the evaporator of the first circuit and the evaporator of the second circuit both being disposed in thermal communication with an external heat load to withdraw heat from the heat load.

De Vault, R.C.

1988-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

369

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and a method are disclosed for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens. 7 figs.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

370

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device and a method for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens.

Rockot, Joseph H. (N. Huntingdon, PA); Mikesell, Harvey E. (McMurray, PA); Jha, Kamal N. (Bethel Park, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Quantum Electric Circuits Analogous to Ballistic Conductors  

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The conductance steps in a constricted two-dimensional electron gas and the minimum conductivity in graphene are related to a new uncertainty relation between electric charge and conductance in a quantized electric circuit that mimics the electric transport in mesoscopic systems. This uncertainty relation makes specific use of the discreteness of electric charge. Quantum electric circuits analogous to both constricted two-dimensional electron gas and graphene are introduced. In the latter case a new insight into the origin of minimum conductivity is obtained.

Daniela Dragoman

2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

372

Kirchhoff voltage law corrected for radiating circuits  

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When a circular loop composed by a RLC is put to oscillate, the oscillation will eventually vanish in an exponentially decaying current, even considering superconducting wires, due to the emission of electric and magnetic dipole radiation. In this work we propose a modification on the Kirchhoff voltage law by adding the radiative contributions to the energy loss as an effective resistance, whose value is relatively small when compared to typical resistance value, but fundamental to describe correctly real circuits. We have also analysed the change in the pattern of the radiation spectra emitted by the circuit as we vary both the effective and electrical resistance.

Lara, Vitor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Curiosity's Fault Tolerant Wakeup and Shutdown Design  

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Abstract Curiosity spends roughly 70% of the day sleeping, in order to recharge the batteries from the nuclear power source. The system is designed to ensure the Rover goes to sleep and wakes back up to continue science and engineering activities. Additionally, the design is robust to off-nominal situations that may need additional actions performed by both hardware and software to ensure the Rover can communicate with the Earth. This paper describes nominal and off-nominal behavioral patterns, fault tolerance features designed into the Rover system (hardware and software), several off-nominal scenarios that are accommodated by the design, and some lessons learned from this development effort.

Tracy A. Neilson; James A. Donaldson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Fault current limiters and power switches  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Five papers give an overview of the Los Alamos National Lab`s collaboration with private industry and universities in developing High-Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Devices. Highlighted is the lab`s general approach and technical progress towards: design and fabrication of HTS current leads; high gradient magnetic separation for treatment of drinking and waste water; development of coils based on superconductor tape windings; testing of a HTS fault current limiter; and AC loss measuments of multifilament layered HTS conductors. Listed for each of these projects are commercial and university research/development partners along with the proposed projects for FY 1995.

Boenig, H. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1994-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

375

Fault Analysis at a Wind Power Plant for One Year of Observation: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper analyzes the fault characteristics observed at a wind power plant, and the behavior of the wind power plant under fault events.

Muljadi, E.; Mills, Z.; Foster, R.; Conto, J.; Ellis, A.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated fault extraction Sample Search...  

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with extracted... automation, fault diagnosis, asset management, as well as power system modeling and simulation. 12;... 1 F Voltage Sag Data Utilization for Distribution Fault...

377

Fault Identification in Doubly Fed Induction Generator Using FFT and Neural Networks  

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This paper presents a fault identification system for doubly fed induction generator (DFIG). It considers cases of single phase ... with the PP to fault identification in the DFIG.

Marcelo Patrcio de Santana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Fault current limiter with shield and adjacent cores  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In a fault current limiter (FCL) of a saturated core type having at least one coil wound around a high permeability material, a method of suppressing the time derivative of the fault current at the zero current point includes the following step: utilizing an electromagnetic screen or shield around the AC coil to suppress the time derivative current levels during zero current conditions.

Darmann, Francis Anthony; Moriconi, Franco; Hodge, Eoin Patrick

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

379

Creep along the Imperial Fault, southern California, from GPS measurements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on a fault. [4] Located southwest of the Salton Sea (Figure 1), the Imperial Valley has experienced numerousCreep along the Imperial Fault, southern California, from GPS measurements Suzanne N. Lyons, Yehuda Positioning System (GPS) 46 geodetic monuments established by Imperial College, London, in a dense grid (half

Sandwell, David T.

380

Fault Tolerant Oxygen Control of a Diesel Engine Air System  

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Fault Tolerant Oxygen Control of a Diesel Engine Air System Rainer Nitsche Matthias Bitzer control problem of a Diesel engine air system having a jammed Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve of the air system. Keywords: Fault tolerant control, Diesel engine, Air system, Model-based trajectory

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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381

The faults that move during earthquakes do not always come  

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often live near active faults, because where there is a fault there is usually a water supply. And that means these places become part of major trade routes, like the Silk Roads across Asia from Xi urban building. What is even more frighten- ing is that in many parts of the world poor

Cipolla, Roberto

382

Fault detection and diagnosis capabilities of test sequence selection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Review Fault detection and diagnosis capabilities of test sequence selection methods based on the FSM model T Ramalingam*, Anindya Dast and K ThuIasiraman* Different test sequence selection methods resolution in diagnosing the fault. The test sequence selection methods are then compared based on the length

Thulsiraman, Krishnaiyan

383

Observations on the capability of the Criner fault, southern Oklahoma  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the Criner fault arises because of its proximity to the Meers fault, which is documented to have been reactivated within the last 1200 years. Such findings contradict the prevailing view that the inner continent of North America is a stable tectonic regime...

Williamson, Shawn Collin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

384

An investigation of Network Splitting for Fault Level Reduction  

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main methods for fault level reduction namely current limiting reactor, Is-limiter, superconducting term as it is relatively inexpensive and furthermore it has high reliability and flexibility. Modelling in the bus-section. The analysis shows that the fault current is sensitive to closure of the normally open

Watson, Andrew

385

Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits  

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Quantum effects in nanoscale Josephson junction circuits SILVIA CORLEVI Doctoral Thesis Stockholm Josephson junction arrays with SQUID geometry. TRITA FYS 2006:31 ISSN 0280-316X ISRN KTH/FYS/­06:31­SE ISBN study on single-charge effects in nanoscale Josephson junctions and Cooper pair transistors (CPTs

Haviland, David

386

Simulating weak localization using superconducting quantum circuits  

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Understanding complex quantum matter presents a central challenge in condensed matter physics. The difficulty lies in the exponential scaling of the Hilbert space with the system size, making solutions intractable for both analytical and conventional numerical methods. As originally envisioned by Richard Feynman, this class of problems can be tackled using controllable quantum simulators. Despite many efforts, building an quantum emulator capable of solving generic quantum problems remains an outstanding challenge, as this involves controlling a large number of quantum elements. Here, employing a multi-element superconducting quantum circuit and manipulating a single microwave photon, we demonstrate that we can simulate the weak localization phenomenon observed in mesoscopic systems. By engineering the control sequence in our emulator circuit, we are also able to reproduce the well-known temperature dependence of weak localization. Furthermore, we can use our circuit to continuously tune the level of disorder, a parameter that is not readily accessible in mesoscopic systems. By demonstrating a high level of control and complexity, our experiment shows the potential for superconducting quantum circuits to realize scalable quantum simulators.

Yu Chen; P. Roushan; D. Sank; C. Neill; Erik Lucero; Matteo Mariantoni; R. Barends; B. Chiaro; J. Kelly; A. Megrant; J. Y. Mutus; P. J. J. O'Malley; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; Yi Yin; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

387

Automatic Stability Checking for Large Analog Circuits  

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breakpoints. However, this method suffers from extremely high time and memory complexity and thus cannot be scaled to very large analog circuits. In this research work, we first take an in-depth look at the loop finder algorithm so as to identify certain key...

Mukherjee, Parijat 1985-

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

388

Computing with neural circuits: a model  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...decision networks that used a system offeed-forward synap-tic connectivity and a simple...perceptron-like networks, which emphasized feed-forward connectivity. Graded-response neurons...A-B converter and TSP circuit, were-"forward-engineered." Given the optimization...

JJ Hopfield; DW Tank

1986-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

389

MODELING AND VISUALIZATION OF SYNTHETIC GENETIC CIRCUITS  

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. INTRODUCTION In 1977 a group of researchers managed to modify the DNA of the E. coli bacteria and were able to make it to produce the human hormone somatostatin [1]. Since that time genetic engineers have leveraged on Visualization of Genetic Circuits will give an overview on the use and effectiveness of the new visualization

Myers, Chris J.

390

Disentangling Mental Disorders : from Genes to Circuits  

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Summer Program 2014 Disentangling Mental Disorders : from Genes to Circuits RIKEN Brain Science Application : http://www.brain.riken.jp/en/summer/ Inquiries : info.summer@brain.riken.jp RIKEN Brain Science July 15-July 22, 2014 Summer Program 2014 Summer Program 2014 RIKEN Brain Science InstituteRIKEN Brain

Kazama, Hokto

391

CONCEPTS FOR TEACHING OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS  

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CONCEPTS FOR TEACHING OPTOELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS Smail TEDJINI, Benoit PANNETIER, Laurent.Lastname@esisar.inpg.fr Keywords : Optoelectronic devices, optical signals, communication systems, modeling, simulation, CAD and design of optical communication and optoelectronic systems is now necessary for the engineers

Boyer, Edmond

392

Three-dimensional Integrated Circuit Design  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

With vastly increased complexity and functionality in the "nanometer era" (i.e. hundreds of millions of transistors on one chip), increasing the performance of integrated circuits has become a challenging task. This is due primarily to the inevitable ... Keywords: Computer Architecture, Computer Engineering, Computer Science

Vasilis F. Pavlidis; Eby G. Friedman

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Quantum computer of wire circuit architecture  

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First solid state quantum computer was built using transmons (cooper pair boxes). The operation of the computer is limited because of using a number of the rigit cooper boxes working with fixed frequency at temperatures of superconducting material. Here, we propose a novel architecture of quantum computer based on a flexible wire circuit of many coupled quantum nodes containing controlled atomic (molecular) ensembles. We demonstrate wide opportunities of the proposed computer. Firstly, we reveal a perfect storage of external photon qubits to multi-mode quantum memory node and demonstrate a reversible exchange of the qubits between any arbitrary nodes. We found optimal parameters of atoms in the circuit and self quantum modes for quantum processing. The predicted perfect storage has been observed experimentally for microwave radiation on the lithium phthalocyaninate molecule ensemble. Then also, for the first time we show a realization of the efficient basic two-qubit gate with direct coupling of two arbitrary nodes by using appropriate atomic frequency shifts in the circuit nodes. Proposed two-qubit gate runs with a speed drastically accelerated proportionally to the number of atoms in the node. The direct coupling and accelerated two-qubit gate can be realized for large number of the circuit nodes. Finally, we describe two and three-dimensional scalable architectures that pave the road to construction of universal multi-qubit quantum computer operating at room temperatures.

S. A. Moiseev; F. F. Gubaidullin; S. N. Andrianov

2010-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

394

Parallel and Distributed Multi-Algorithm Circuit Simulation  

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With the proliferation of parallel computing, parallel computer-aided design (CAD) has received significant research interests. Transient transistor-level circuit simulation plays an important role in digital/analog circuit design and verification...

Dai, Ruicheng

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Parallel Algorithms for Time and Frequency Domain Circuit Simulation  

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solution to circuit simulation besides the known application of distributed-memory clustered computing platforms, which provides abundant hardware computing resources. This research addresses the limitations of traditional serial circuit simulations...

Dong, Wei

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

396

General equivalent circuit of batteries and fuel cells  

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A general electrical circuit is described whose properties are analogous to those of fuel cells and batteries. It is shown how this equivalent circuit ... in the electrolyte on the output voltage of fuel cells an...

R. A. Huggins

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Constraint satisfaction modules : a methodology for analog circuit design  

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This dissertation describes a methodology for solving convex constraint problems using analog circuits. It demonstrates how this methodology can be used to design circuits that solve function-fitting problems through ...

Mitros, Piotr, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit  

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Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit Yuji Suzuki1 using a low-power-consumption impedance conversion circuit. Key words: Energy harvesting, Electret, CYTOP, Parylene spring, Impedance conversion 1. INTRODUCTION Energy harvesting from environmental

Kasagi, Nobuhide

399

Circuit and bond polytopes on series-parallel graphs$  

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Jul 10, 2014 ... In the literature, a circuit is sometimes called simple cycle. ... of the circuits of series-parallel graphs, combined with a theorem of Balas [2, 3].

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example  

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Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example from the Raft River detachment, Basin and Range, western United States Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Dating of major normal fault systems using thermochronology- An example from the Raft River detachment, Basin and Range, western United States Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Application of thermochronological techniques to major normal fault systems can resolve the timing of initiation and duration of extension, rates of motion on detachment faults, timing of ductile mylonite formation and passage of rocks through the crystal-plastic to brittle transition, and multiple events of extensional unroofing. Here we determine

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Recent earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and  

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earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and stress loading near a geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Recent earthquake sequences at Coso: Evidence for conjugate faulting and stress loading near a geothermal field Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Two recent earthquake sequences near the Coso geothermal field show clear evidence of faulting along conjugate planes. We present results from analyzing an earthquake sequence occurring in 1998 and compare it with a similar sequence that occurred in 1996. The two sequences followed mainshocks that occurred on 27 November 1996 and 6 March 1998. Both mainshocks ruptured approximately colocated regions of the same fault

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Definition: Apex or Salient of Normal Fault | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Apex or Salient of Normal Fault Normal faults may intersect in the subsurface to form a fault apex or salient. Apices or salients of normal faults account for 3% of structural controls in the Great Basin.[2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition References ↑ James E. Faulds,Nicholas H. Hinz,Mark F. Coolbaugh,Patricia H. Cashman,Christopher Kratt,Gregory Dering,Joel Edwards,Brett Mayhew,Holly McLachlan. 2011. Assessment of Favorable Structural Settings of Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin, Western USA. In: Transactions. GRC Anual Meeting; 2011/10/23; San Diego, CA. Davis, CA: Geothermal Resources Council; p. 777-783

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Trust in analog : analog circuit techniques for reducing the risk of malicious circuits and software  

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Malicious circuits and software present a significant security risk, especially in control applications. This work is concerned with increasing the trustworthiness of control circuitry by reducing its complexity. The ...

Kuznetsov, Eugene

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feb. 11, 2008 Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions for High Performance Computing 1/47 Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions  

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Feb. 11, 2008 Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions for High Performance Computing 1/47 RAS RAS Advanced Fault Tolerance Solutions for High Performance Computing Christian Engelmann Oak Ridge National Solutions for High Performance Computing 2/47 · Nation's largest energy laboratory · Nation's largest

Engelmann, Christian

405

A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computational Circuits  

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A Spatial Computing Architecture for Implementing Computational Circuits David Grant and Guy G. F an architecture and tool flow for rapidly compiling and simulating/executing computational circuits. We use tool could quickly map a computational circuit onto the architecture. Field Programmable Gate Arrays

Lemieux, Guy

406

Logic Synthesis with High Speed CMOS Circuit Techniques  

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Systems for automated logic synthesis with the True Single Phase Clocking circuit technique (TSPC) and a modified form of the Clock and Data Precharged Dynamic (CDPD) circuit technique, are presented. The CDPD system synthesizes high speed one clock ... Keywords: CMOS integrated circuits, logic synthesis

Johnny Pihl; Einar J. Aas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits  

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Optimized Waveform Relaxation Solution of RLCG Transmission Line Type Circuits Mohammad D. Al to transmission line circuit problems based on the longitudinal partitioning into segments. This greatly improves the convergence for strongly coupled RLCG transmission line (TL) type circuits. The method can be applied to other

Gander, Martin J.

408

Broadband Ground-Plane Cloak  

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...automated design process. The ground-plane...Maxwell's equations implies that...number of simulations of the metamaterial...cloak-design process and makes...Jacobian matrix {lambda...Jacobian matrix). In our...retrieval process, modified...numerical simulation. A regression...a single Matlab program...Adobe Acrobat PDF format...

R. Liu; C. Ji; J. J. Mock; J. Y. Chin; T. J. Cui; D. R. Smith

2009-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

409

Cooking with Ground Pork (Spanish)  

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? 10 minutos, o hasta que las tiras de tortilla est?n suaves. S?rvalo caliente. Adaptado de Commodity Fact Sheet for USDA Household Programs: Frozen Ground Pork (folleto de informaci?n sobre productos preparado para los Programas del Hogar del...

Anding, Jenna

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. CAS-32,NO. 7, JULY 1985 Circuits, k-Ports, Hidden Modes, and  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. CAS-32,NO. 7, JULY 1985 Circuits, k-Ports, Hidden Modes, and Stability of Interconnected k-Ports 635 CHARLES A. DESOER, FELLOW, IEEE, AND A. NAZLI GijNDES Alisrrocr -This paper exclusively considers lumped k-ports and circuits which contain linear time

Gundes, A. N.

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The effects of lithology and initial fault angle in physical models of fault-propagation folds  

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(1998). . . . 12 10 Principal stress directions within a layer moving through a ramp region of a thrust by Wiltschko (1979). . 14 Potential secondary fault trajectories interpreted from maximum shear stresses in theoretical models by Rodgers... Sandstone Data: Lead Configuration B. . 10 Layer Thickness Measurements ? Clay Configuration A . . . 91 11 Limb Dips: Configuration A Clay Models. . . 113 12 Fold Measurements: Configuration A Clay Models . . . 113 13 Sandstone Data: Clay Configuration...

McLain, Christopher Thomas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

412

Short Circuits set up by Kestrels  

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... and we were informed again that kestrels generally preferred ground game. One day, a substation attendant, during misty weather, noticed a kestrel circling a string of insulators in ever ...

1953-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Realistic fault modeling and quality test generation of combined delay faults  

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for the dynamic behavior of the circuit. Due to the signal integrity problem, the testing of VLSI-chips is becoming more complex. A static test vector generated to test a defect in an integrated chip can be found ineffective under the effect of capacitively...

Thadhlani, Ajaykumar A

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Fault Current Limiter for Transmission Voltage  

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Within a collaboration of American Superconductor, Siemens, Nexans and Southern California Edison one electrical phase of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter for the 115kV transmission voltage level has been designed and manufactured. The active part of the limiter consists of 63 bifilar coils made of 12mm wide steel-stabilized YBCO conductor and is housed in a cryostat operated at 5bar and 74K. The first phase was completely assembled and successfully subjected to power switching tests and high voltage tests. The basic design of the system and the test results are reported. The work was funded in part by US-DOE under Contract Number DE-FC26-07NT43243.

Hans-Peter Kraemer; Wolfgang Schmidt; Hong Cai; Bruce Gamble; David Madura; Tim MacDonald; Joe McNamara; Walther Romanosky; Greg Snitchler; Nicolas Lallouet; Frank Schmidt; Syed Ahmed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ergodicity in natural earthquake fault networks  

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Numerical simulations have shown that certain driven nonlinear systems can be characterized by mean-field statistical properties often associated with ergodic dynamics [C. D. Ferguson, W. Klein, and J. B. Rundle, Phys. Rev. E 60, 1359 (1999); D. Egolf, Science 287, 101 (2000)]. These driven mean-field threshold systems feature long-range interactions and can be treated as equilibriumlike systems with statistically stationary dynamics over long time intervals. Recently the equilibrium property of ergodicity was identified in an earthquake fault system, a natural driven threshold system, by means of the Thirumalai-Mountain (TM) fluctuation metric developed in the study of diffusive systems [K. F. Tiampo, J. B. Rundle, W. Klein, J. S. S Martins, and C. D. Ferguson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 238501 (2003)]. We analyze the seismicity of three naturally occurring earthquake fault networks from a variety of tectonic settings in an attempt to investigate the range of applicability of effective ergodicity, using the TM metric and other related statistics. Results suggest that, once variations in the catalog data resulting from technical and network issues are accounted for, all of these natural earthquake systems display stationary periods of metastable equilibrium and effective ergodicity that are disrupted by large events. We conclude that a constant rate of events is an important prerequisite for these periods of punctuated ergodicity and that, while the level of temporal variability in the spatial statistics is the controlling factor in the ergodic behavior of seismic networks, no single statistic is sufficient to ensure quantification of ergodicity. Ergodicity in this application not only requires that the system be stationary for these networks at the applicable spatial and temporal scales, but also implies that they are in a state of metastable equilibrium, one in which the ensemble averages can be substituted for temporal averages in studying their spatiotemporal evolution.

K. F. Tiampo; J. B. Rundle; W. Klein; J. Holliday; J. S. S Martins; C. D. Ferguson

2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

416

TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power controller device is disclosed which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the ``reset`` input of a R-S flip flop, while an ``0`` crossing detector controls the ``set`` input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the ``reset`` and ``set`` inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations. 9 figs.

Hughes, W.J.

1999-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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TRIAC/SCR proportional control circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power controller device which uses a voltage-to-frequency converter in conjunction with a zero crossing detector to linearly and proportionally control AC power being supplied to a load. The output of the voltage-to frequency converter controls the "reset" input of a R-S flip flop, while an "0" crossing detector controls the "set" input. The output of the flip flop triggers a monostable multivibrator controlling the SCR or TRIAC firing circuit connected to the load. Logic gates prevent the direct triggering of the multivibrator in the rare instance where the "reset" and "set" inputs of the flip flop are in coincidence. The control circuit can be supplemented with a control loop, providing compensation for line voltage variations.

Hughes, Wallace J. (Boston Lake, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Vacuum die attach for integrated circuits  

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A thin film eutectic bond for attaching an integrated circuit die to a circuit substrate is formed by coating at least one bonding surface on the die and substrate with an alloying metal, assembling the die and substrate under compression loading, and heating the assembly to an alloying temperature in a vacuum. A very thin bond, 10 microns or less, which is substantially void free, is produced. These bonds have high reliability, good heat and electrical conduction, and high temperature tolerance. The bonds are formed in a vacuum chamber, using a positioning and loading fixture to compression load the die, and an IR lamp or other heat source. For bonding a silicon die to a silicon substrate, a gold silicon alloy bond is used. Multiple dies can be bonded simultaneously. No scrubbing is required. 1 figure.

Schmitt, E.H.; Tuckerman, D.B.

1991-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

419

Custom VLSI circuits for high energy physics  

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This article provides a brief guide to integrated circuits, including their design, fabrication, testing, radiation hardness, and packaging. It was requested by the Panel on Instrumentation, Innovation, and Development of the International Committee for Future Accelerators, as one of a series of articles on instrumentation for future experiments. Their original request emphasized a description of available custom circuits and a set of recommendations for future developments. That has been done, but while traps that stop charge in solid-state devices are well known, those that stop physicists trying to develop the devices are not. Several years spent dodging the former and developing the latter made clear the need for a beginner`s guide through the maze, and that is the main purpose of this text.

Parker, S. [Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Qualitative reasoning about fault effects in electrical cir-cuits has reached a level of achievement which allows it to  

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- stance, the FLAME system (Pugh and Snooke 1996) per- forms failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is employed for automated FMEA and diagnosis guidelines generation for mechatronic car subsystems

Hamburg,.Universität

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Radiated seismic energy based on dynamic rupture models of faulting and Ralph J. Archuleta1  

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Radiated seismic energy based on dynamic rupture models of faulting Shuo Ma1 and Ralph J. Archuleta energy from three hypothetical crustal events, 30° dipping reverse fault, 60° dipping normal fault, and 0.34 MPa for the reverse, normal, and strike-slip faults, respectively. The energy distribution

Archuleta, Ralph

422

SLIP ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT ASSOCIATED WITH THE EARTHQUAKE1  

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Imperial Valley earthquake occurred along other than the Imperial fault and the Brawley fault zone. More in the static- strain field that accompanied the earthquake. At about the same time in the 1979 Imperial Valley, similar behavior of the Imperial fault before 1979 suggests that this section ofthe San Andreas fault may

Tai, Yu-Chong

423

On-Line Fault Detection and Compensation of Hydraulic Driven Machines Using Modelling Techniques  

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On-Line Fault Detection and Compensation of Hydraulic Driven Machines Using Modelling Techniques C purpose of hydraulic driven machines as well as for the compensation of incipient faults where applicable: Modelling, Simulation, Hydraulic motors, Fault detection, Fault Compensation 1. Introduction Model

Thawonmas, Ruck

424

Dynamic neural network-based fault diagnosis of gas turbine engines  

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In this paper, a neural network-based fault detection and isolation (FDI) scheme is presented to detect and isolate faults in a highly nonlinear dynamics of an aircraft jet engine. Towards this end, dynamic neural networks (DNN) are first developed to ... Keywords: Aircraft jet engine, Bank of filters, Computational intelligence, Dynamic neural networks, Fault detection and isolation, Fault diagnosis, Multiple model schemes

S. Sina Tayarani-Bathaie; Z. N. Sadough Vanini; K. Khorasani

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Improving and Evaluating Differential Fault Analysis on LED with Algebraic Techniques  

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Improving and Evaluating Differential Fault Analysis on LED with Algebraic Techniques Xinjie Zhao.zhang,zshi,chm10010}@engr.uconn.edu Abstract--This paper proposes a fault analysis technique on LED by combining- ential fault analysis (ADFA). In ADFA on LED, we use DFA to deduce the possible fault differences

Shi, Zhijie Jerry

426

In situ measurement of the hydraulic diffusivity of the active Chelungpu Fault, Taiwan  

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.1. Boreholes of the Taiwan Chelungpu-Fault Drilling Project [6] The pair of boreholes used for this experiment shaking in the regions of large slip if the fault was sufficiently sealed. We investigate in situ in situ on an active large-scale fault. Hydraulic tests in deep bore- holes intersecting the Nojima fault

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Thermal anomalies indicate preferential flow along faults in unconsolidated sedimentary aquifers  

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Thermal anomalies indicate preferential flow along faults in unconsolidated sedimentary aquifers V in unconsolidated siliciclastic aquifers off-set by normal-faults in the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany. High plane. Most current models of fault hydrology in unconsolidated sedimentary sequences assume faults

Bense, Victor

428

Analysis of the growth of strike-slip faults using effective medium theory  

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Increases in the dimensions of strike-slip faults including fault length, thickness of fault rock and the surrounding damage zone collectively provide quantitative definition of fault growth and are commonly measured in terms of the maximum fault slip. The field observations indicate that a common mechanism for fault growth in the brittle upper crust is fault lengthening by linkage and coalescence of neighboring fault segments or strands, and fault rock-zone widening into highly fractured inner damage zone via cataclastic deformation. The most important underlying mechanical reason in both cases is prior weakening of the rocks surrounding a fault's core and between neighboring fault segments by faulting-related fractures. In this paper, using field observations together with effective medium models, we analyze the reduction in the effective elastic properties of rock in terms of density of the fault-related brittle fractures and fracture intersection angles controlled primarily by the splay angles. Fracture densities or equivalent fracture spacing values corresponding to the vanishing Young's, shear, and quasi-pure shear moduli were obtained by extrapolation from the calculated range of these parameters. The fracture densities or the equivalent spacing values obtained using this method compare well with the field data measured along scan lines across the faults in the study area. These findings should be helpful for a better understanding of the fracture density/spacing distribution around faults and the transition from discrete fracturing to cataclastic deformation associated with fault growth and the related instabilities.

Aydin, A.; Berryman, J.G.

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

429

Geometry and scaling relations of a population of very small rift-related normal faults  

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normal faults within the Solite Quarry of the Dan River rift basin range in length from a few millimetres AND SCALING RELATIONS The small normal faults are present in quarries of the Virginia Solite Corporation outcrops and quarried boulders (Fig. 2). The fault traces are typically straight, although the fault tips

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MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN  

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MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN THE COSO GETHERMAL FIELD, CALIFORNIA Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: MICRO-SEISMICITY, FAULT STRUCTURE AND HYDRAULIC COMPARTMENTALIZATION WITHIN THE COSO GETHERMAL FIELD, CALIFORNIA Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: High precision earthquake locations and subsurface velocity structure provide potential insights into fracture system geometry, fluid conduits and fluid compartmentalization critical to geothermal reservoir management. We analyze 16 years of seismicity to improve hypocentral locations and simultaneously invert for the seismic velocity structure within the Coso Geothermal Field (CGF). The CGF has been continuously

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Visualization of stacking faults in fcc crystals in plastic deformations  

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Using molecular dynamics simulation, we investigate the dynamics of stacking faults in fcc crystals in uniaxial stretching in a Lennard-Jones binary mixture composed of 4096 particles in three dimensions. We visualize stacking faults using a disorder variable $D_j(t)$ for each particle $j$ constructed from local bond order parameters based on spherical harmonics (Steinhardt order parameters). Also introducing a method of bond breakage, we examine how stacking faults are formed and removed by collective particle motions. These processes are relevant in plasticity of fcc crystals.

Takeshi Kawasaki; Akira Onuki

2011-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

432

Superconducting fault current limiter for power utility application  

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Recent accomplishments in the development of superconducting fault current limiters for power systems are outlined. These accomplishments include the comprehensive requirement for fault current limiters developed by SCE; down-selection; bridge concepts; shunt concepts; and high resistivity matrix substrates for HTS conductors. The proposed Phase II SPI-FCL Program is outlined. It is concluded that the SPI fault current limiter program will benefit both the power utility industry as well as the high temperature superconductivity community and progress of Phase I is right on target.

Leung, E. [Martin Marietta Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1994-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

433

Fault-tree construction and calculations on a microcomputer  

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Figure 17 - Program Overview Screen Figure 18 ? Main Menu Screen Figure 19 ? Invalid Command Screen Figure 20 - First Usage of Disk Screen Figure 21 ? Fault-tree Name Screen Figure 22 - Invalid Fault-tree Name Screen Fi gure 23 ? TOP EVENT Label... to do? Fi gure 19. Inval i d Command Screen 53 CREATE - This command allows the user to build a new fault tree. After a CREATE command is entered, the system wi 1 1 display the screen in Figure 20. This question is asked in order to determine...

Beckmann, Jeffery Linn

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Ground Magnetics (Nannini, 1986) | Open Energy Information  

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Ground Magnetics (Nannini, 1986) Ground Magnetics (Nannini, 1986) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Ground Magnetics (Nannini, 1986) Exploration Activity Details Location Unspecified Exploration Technique Ground Magnetics Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Detection and quantitative assessment of such intrusive events can be facilitated by magnetic surveys (ground or aerial magnetic field measurements). These surveys are based on the magnetic susceptibility contrast between magmatic rocks at depth and the sedimentary formations above. References Raffaello Nannini (1986) Some Aspects Of Exploration In Non-Volcanic Areas Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ground_Magnetics_(Nannini,_1986)&oldid=388291

435

Base drive and overlap protection circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inverter (34) which provides power to an A. C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A. C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A. C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a microcomputer and memory element which receive various parametric inputs and calculate optimized machine control data signals therefrom. The control data is asynchronously loaded into the inverter through an intermediate buffer (38). A base drive and overlap protection circuit is included to insure that both transistors of a complimentary pair are not conducting at the same time. In its preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack (32) and a three-phase induction motor (18).

Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Evaluation of a Decoupling-Based Fault Detection and Diagnostic Technique - Part I: Field Emulation Evaluation  

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), evaporator fouling (Evapfoul), liquid-line restriction (Llrestr), low refrigerant charge (Reflow), and refrigerant high charge (Refhigh). Except for refrigerant charge and compressor leakage faults for which five fault levels were introduced, four fault... for these tests. The method could detect low refrigerant charge and loss of compressor performance at the lowest levels introduced and all other faults at the second level. All of the faults could be reliably diagnosed before a 5% degradation in capacity...

Li, H.; Braun, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Worldwide Occurrences of Arsenic in Ground Water  

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...decision-making process of water managers, remediation specialists, and...The geologic and ground-water conditions that promote...water managers, remediation specialists, and...The geologic and ground-water conditions that promote...

D. Kirk Nordstrom

2002-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

438

Montana Ground Water Assessment Act (Montana)  

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This statute establishes a program to systematically assess and monitor the state's ground water and to disseminate the information to interested persons in order to improve the quality of ground...

439

Warm or Steaming Ground | Open Energy Information  

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Warm or Steaming Ground Warm or Steaming Ground Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF Warm or Steaming Ground Dictionary.png Warm or Steaming Ground: An area where geothermal heat is conducted to the earth's surface, warming the ground and sometimes causing steam to form when water is present. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Modern Geothermal Features Typical list of modern geothermal features Hot Springs Fumaroles Warm or Steaming Ground Mudpots, Mud Pools, or Mud Volcanoes Geysers Blind Geothermal System Steam rising from the ground at Eldvorp, a 10 km row of craters, in Southwestern Iceland. http://www.visiticeland.com/SearchResults/Attraction/eldvorp Warm or steaming ground is often an indicator of a geothermal system beneath the surface. In some cases a geothermal system may not show any

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Recency of Faulting and Neotectonic Framework in the Dixie Valley  

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of Faulting and Neotectonic Framework in the Dixie Valley of Faulting and Neotectonic Framework in the Dixie Valley Geothermal Field and Other Geothermal Fields of the Basin and Range Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Recency of Faulting and Neotectonic Framework in the Dixie Valley Geothermal Field and Other Geothermal Fields of the Basin and Range Abstract We studied the role that earthquake faults play in redistributing stresses within in the earths crust near geothermal fields. The geographic foci of our study were the sites of geothermal plants in Dixie Valley, Beowawe, and Bradys Hot Springs, Nevada. Our initial results show that the past history of earthquakes has redistributed stresses at these 3 sites in a manner to open and maintain fluid pathways critical for geothermal development. The

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Aksaray And Ecemis Faults - Diapiric Salt Relationships- Relevance To The  

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Aksaray And Ecemis Faults - Diapiric Salt Relationships- Relevance To The Aksaray And Ecemis Faults - Diapiric Salt Relationships- Relevance To The Hydrocarbon Exploration In The Tuz Golu (Salt Lake) Basin, Central Anatolia, Turkey Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Aksaray And Ecemis Faults - Diapiric Salt Relationships- Relevance To The Hydrocarbon Exploration In The Tuz Golu (Salt Lake) Basin, Central Anatolia, Turkey Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Due to activitiy of the Aksaray and Ecemis Faults, volcanic intrusion and westward movement of the Anatolian plate, diapiric salt structures were occurred in the Tuz Golu (Salt Lake) basin in central Anatolia, Turkey. With the collisions of the Arabian and Anatolian plates during the late Cretaceous and Miocene times, prominent ophiolitic

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Recency Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley  

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Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley Geothermal Field And Other Geothermal Fields Of The Basin And Range Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Recency Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley Geothermal Field And Other Geothermal Fields Of The Basin And Range Details Activities (6) Areas (3) Regions (0) Abstract: We studied the role that earthquake faults play in redistributing stresses within in the earths crust near geothermal fields. The geographic foci of our study were the sites of geothermal plants in Dixie Valley, Beowawe, and Bradys Hot Springs, Nevada. Our initial results show that the past history of earthquakes has redistributed stresses at these 3 sites in a manner to open and maintain fluid pathways critical for geothermal

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Understanding Fault Characteristics And Sediment Depth For Geothermal  

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Understanding Fault Characteristics And Sediment Depth For Geothermal Understanding Fault Characteristics And Sediment Depth For Geothermal Exploration Using 3D Gravity Inversion In Walker Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Understanding Fault Characteristics And Sediment Depth For Geothermal Exploration Using 3D Gravity Inversion In Walker Valley, Nevada Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The Southern Walker Lake Basin, situated in the Walker Lake structural domain, consists of primarily E-W directed extension along N-NNW striking normal faults. Water well drilling on the eastern slopes of the Wassuk Range, west of the city of Hawthorne, Nevada showed elevated temperatures. Two recent drill holes reaching downhole depths of more than 4000 ft give some insight to the geologic picture, but more information

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Unknown Input Observers and Fault Tolerant Control Allocation Andrea Cristofaro  

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objectives [3] [13] [17] , such as power or fuel consumption minimization. On the other hand, usually in order to make relevant faults observable. The case study of an overactuated marine vessel supports

Johansen, Tor Arne

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CAPRI: A Common Architecture for Distributed Probabilistic Internet Fault Diagnosis  

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This thesis presents a new approach to root cause localization and fault diagnosis in the Internet based on a Common Architecture for Probabilistic Reasoning in the Internet (CAPRI) in which distributed, heterogeneous ...

Lee, George J.

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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CAPRI : a common architecture for distributed probabilistic Internet fault diagnosis  

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This thesis presents a new approach to root cause localization and fault diagnosis in the Internet based on a Common Architecture for Probabilistic Reasoning in the Internet (CAPRI) in which distributed, heterogeneous ...

Lee, George J. (George Janbing), 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Fault current limiter based on triggered vacuum switch  

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A new type of fault current limiter (FCL) based on triggered vacuum switch ... is mainly composed of a capacitor, a current-limiting reactor connected with a capacitor in ... behaves as a conventional series comp...

Jing Shi; Ji-yan Zou; Jun-jia He

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Coil and HTS Development for Fault Current Limiters  

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Fault current limiters are being developed to limit peak currents in transmission and distribution systems. The authors ... and a coil configuration specifically for high transient currents and the resulting high...

B. Gamble; G. Snitchler; M. Manlief

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Melt-processed YBCO for a Fault Current Limiter  

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Bulk High-Tc...-Superconductors (HTSC) offer applications in the field of fault current limiters in power networks: Current limitation can be accomplished by means of ... with a primary winding carrying the power...

H. Kanbach; E. Bochenek; M. Trautmann; R. Fischer

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Fault Characteristics And Sediment Depth For Geothermal...  

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Fault Characteristics And Sediment Depth For Geothermal Exploration Using 3D Gravity Inversion In Walker Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

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Characteristics of Wind Turbines Under Normal and Fault Conditions: Preprint  

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This paper investigates the characteristics of a variable-speed wind turbine connected to a stiff or weak grid under normal and fault conditions and the role of reactive power compensation.

Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C. P.; Parsons, B.; Ellis, A.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lossless fault-tolerant data structures with additive overhead  

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We develop the first dynamic data structures that tolerate ? memory faults, lose no data, and incur only an O(? ) additive overhead in overall space and time per operation. We obtain such data structures for arrays, linked ...

Christiano, Paul F.

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8 - Superconducting fault current limiters and power cables  

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Abstract: This chapter addresses the technology of superconducting power cables and superconducting fault current limiters. The first part of the chapter is a general summary of the electric power grid. This sets the stage for a discussion of the historical development of superconducting AC and DC cables, which begins with low temperature superconductor-based systems. It then describes the present state of superconducting cable technology and gives a summary of some of the major programs around the world. Whereas power cables may be thought of as a replacement for conventional power system components, fault current limiters and fault current controllers have no conventional equivalent in the power grid. Several conceptually different fault current limiter designs are described. Their state of development and installation on the power grid are described.

W. Hassenzahl

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance analysis of fault-tolerant nanoelectronic memories  

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important that defect and fault-tolerant schemes be incorporated into the design of nanotechnology related devices. In this dissertation, we focus on the study of a novel and promising class of computer chip memories called crossbar molecular switch memories...

Coker, Ayodeji

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting and Tolerating Byzantine Faults in Database Systems  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a replication scheme to handle Byzantine faults in transaction processing database systems. The scheme compares answers from queries and updates on multiple ...

Vandiver, Benjamin Mead

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting and tolerating Byzantine faults in database systems  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a replication scheme to handle Byzantine faults in transaction processing database systems. The scheme compares answers from queries and updates on multiple ...

Vandiver, Benjamin Mead, 1978-

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

A fault detection service for wide area distributed computations.  

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The potential for faults in distributed computing systems is a significant complicating factor for application developers. While a variety of techniques exist for detecting and correcting faults, the implementation of these techniques in a particular context can be difficult. Hence, we propose a fault detection service designed to be incorporated, in a modular fashion, into distributed computing systems, tools, or applications. This service uses well-known techniques based on unreliable fault detectors to detect and report component failure, while allowing the user to tradeoff timeliness of reporting against false positive rates. We describe the architecture of this service, report on experimental results that quantify its cost and accuracy, and describe its use in two applications, monitoring the status of system components of the GUSTO computational grid testbed and as part of the NetSolve network-enabled numerical solver.

Stelling, P.

1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for HVAC Systems  

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A Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for HVAC Systems A Fault Detection and Diagnosis Method for HVAC Systems Speaker(s): Peng Xu Date: December 2, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 There is a growing consensus that most buildings do not perform as well as intended and that faults in HVAC systems are widespread in commercial buildings. An automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for HVAC systems is being developed, based on an integrated, life-cycle, approach to commissioning and performance monitoring. The tool uses component-level HVAC equipment models implemented in the SPARK equation-based simulation environment. The models are configured using design information and component manufacturers' data and then fine-tuned to match the actual performance of the equipment by using data measured during functional tests

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Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) | Open Energy Information  

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Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Fault Mapping Activity Date 1980 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis To determine the Late Cenozoic volcanism, geochronology, and structure of the Coso Range Notes This system apparently is heated by a reservoir of silicic magma at greater than or equal to 8-km depth, itself produced and sustained through partial melting of crustal rocks by thermal energy contained in mantle-derived basaltic magma that intrudes the crust in repsonse to lithospheric extension. References Duffield, W.A.; Bacon, C.R.; Dalrymple, G.B. (10 May 1980) Late

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Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration Projects  

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Below are the project presentations and respective peer review results for Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration Projects.

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Ground Source Heat Pump Subprogram Overview  

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This overview of GTP's Ground Source Heat Pump subprogram was given at GTP's Program Peer Review on May 18, 2010.

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North Village Ground Source Heat Pumps  

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Overview: Installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps. Replacement of Aging Heat Pumps. Alignment with Furmans Sustainability Goals.

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Neural net application to transmission line fault detection and classification  

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NEURAL NET APPLICATION TO TRANSMISSION LINE FAULT DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION A Thesis by IGOR RIKALO Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approve as to style... Applicanon to Transmission Line Fault Detection and Classification. (December 1994) Igor Rikalo, B. S. University of Sarajevo Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Mladen Kezunovic Today, in electric power systems, a large amount of data is made readily...

Rikalo, Igor

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The application of satellite time references to HVDC fault location  

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An HVdc fault location scheme is described which relies on very precise detection of the time of arrival of fault created surges at both ends of the line. Such detection is achieved by a very accurate data acquisition and processing system combined with the time reference signals provided by a global positioning system receiver. Extensive digital simulation is carried out to determine the voltage and current waveforms, to identify the main sources of error and suggest possible compensation techniques.

Dewe, M.B.; Sankar, S.; Arrillaga, J. (Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of a combined superconducting fault current limiter and STATCOM to enhancement of power system transient stability  

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Abstract Stable and reliable operation of the power system network is dependent on the dynamic equilibrium between energy production and power demand under large disturbance such as short circuit or important line tripping. This paper investigates the use of combined model based superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) and shunt FACTS Controller (STATCOM) for assessing the transient stability of a power system considering the automatic voltage regulator. The combined model located at a specified branch based on voltage stability index using continuation power flow. The main role of the proposed combined model is to achieve simultaneously a flexible control of reactive power using STATCOM Controller and to reduce fault current using superconducting technology based SFCL. The proposed combined model has been successfully adapted within the transient stability program and applied to enhance the transient power system stability of the WSCC9-Bus system. Critical clearing time (CCT) has been used as an index to evaluate and validate the contribution of the proposed coordinated Controller. Simulation results confirm the effectiveness and perspective of this combined Controller to enhance the dynamic power system performances.

Belkacem Mahdad; K. Srairi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Technical Report Recovery Act: Online Nonintrusive Condition Monitoring and Fault Detection for Wind Turbines  

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The penetration of wind power has increased greatly over the last decade in the United States and across the world. The U.S. wind power industry installed 1,118 MW of new capacity in the first quarter of 2011 alone and entered the second quarter with another 5,600 MW under construction. By 2030, wind energy is expected to provide 20% of the U.S. electricity needs. As the number of wind turbines continues to grow, the need for effective condition monitoring and fault detection (CMFD) systems becomes increasingly important [3]. Online CMFD is an effective means of not only improving the reliability, capacity factor, and lifetime, but it also reduces the downtime, energy loss, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of wind turbines. The goal of this project is to develop novel online nonintrusive CMFD technologies for wind turbines. The proposed technologies use only the current measurements that have been used by the control and protection system of a wind turbine generator (WTG); no additional sensors or data acquisition devices are needed. Current signals are reliable and easily accessible from the ground without intruding on the wind turbine generators (WTGs) that are situated on high towers and installed in remote areas. Therefore, current-based CMFD techniques have great economic benefits and the potential to be adopted by the wind energy industry. Specifically, the following objectives and results have been achieved in this project: (1) Analyzed the effects of faults in a WTG on the generator currents of the WTG operating at variable rotating speed conditions from the perspective of amplitude and frequency modulations of the current measurements; (2) Developed effective amplitude and frequency demodulation methods for appropriate signal conditioning of the current measurements to improve the accuracy and reliability of wind turbine CMFD; (3) Developed a 1P-invariant power spectrum density (PSD) method for effective signature extraction of wind turbine faults with characteristic frequencies in the current or current demodulated signals, where 1P stands for the shaft rotating frequency of a WTG; (4) Developed a wavelet filter for effective signature extraction of wind turbine faults without characteristic frequencies in the current or current demodulated signals; (5) Developed an effective adaptive noise cancellation method as an alternative to the wavelet filter method for signature extraction of wind turbine faults without characteristic frequencies in the current or current demodulated signals; (6) Developed a statistical analysis-based impulse detection method for effective fault signature extraction and evaluation of WTGs based on the 1P-invariant PSD of the current or current demodulated signals; (7) Validated the proposed current-based wind turbine CMFD technologies through extensive computer simulations and experiments for small direct-drive WTGs without gearboxes; and (8) Showed, through extensive experiments for small direct-drive WTGs, that the performance of the proposed current-based wind turbine CMFD technologies is comparable to traditional vibration-based methods. The proposed technologies have been successfully applied for detection of major failures in blades, shafts, bearings, and generators of small direct-drive WTGs. The proposed technologies can be easily integrated into existing wind turbine control, protection, and monitoring systems and can be implemented remotely from the wind turbines being monitored. The proposed technologies provide an alternative to vibration-sensor-based CMFD. This will reduce the cost and hardware complexity of wind turbine CMFD systems. The proposed technologies can also be combined with vibration-sensor-based methods to improve the accuracy and reliability of wind turbine CMFD systems. When there are problems with sensors, the proposed technologies will ensure proper CMFD for the wind turbines, including their sensing systems. In conclusion, the proposed technologies offer an effective means to achieve condition-based smart maintenance for wind turbines and have a gre

Wei Qiao

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

467

Stability of ice-sheet grounding lines  

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...81 73 Stability of ice-sheet grounding lines Richard F. Katz 1 * M. Grae Worster 2...ice sheets are sensitive to grounding-line position and variation, characteristics...models. We present a theory for grounding-line dynamics in three spatial dimensions and...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Current Limit (FCL) Technology (Magnetic Valve Controlled Reactor-Type Fault Current Limiter Principle and Simulation)  

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Summarized the FCL practical research which faces to the key technical problems, briefly introduces the study of magnetic valve controllable reactor type fault current limiter principle, and the simulation result...

Chunzhe Shi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of the Optimal 4-bit Reversible Circuits  

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Optimal synthesis of reversible functions is a non-trivial problem. One of the major limiting factors in computing such circuits is the sheer number of reversible functions. Even restricting synthesis to 4-bit reversible functions results in a huge search space (16!~2^44 functions). The output of such a search alone, counting only the space required to list Toffoli gates for every function, would require over 100 terabytes of storage. In this paper, we present an algorithm that synthesizes an optimal circuit for any 4-bit reversible specification. We employ several techniques to make the problem tractable. We report results from several experiments, including synthesis of random 4-bit permutations, optimal synthesis of all 4-bit linear reversible circuits, synthesis of existing benchmark functions, and distribution of optimal circuits. Our results have important implications for the design and optimization of quantum circuits, testing circuit synthesis heuristics, and performing experiments in the area of quantum information processing.

Oleg Golubitsky; Sean M. Falconer; Dmitri Maslov

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding ATLAS SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding Note  

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Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding 1 ATLAS SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding Note November 22 mostly connects existing mechanical electrical conductive #12; Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding and Shielding 2 that equivalent. The barrel outer heat shield (150 aluminum) main element shield. #12; Atlas SCT/Pixel Grounding

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Ground-water resources of Lanfair and Fenner Valleys and vicinity, San Bernardino County, California  

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Lanfair and Fenner Valleys and vicinity cover about 1300 square miles in eastern San Bernardino County, California. Average annual precipitation ranges from 3 to 10 inches over the area. Ground water is utilized primarily for stock and domestic purposes, and occurs in the unconsolidated deposits as well as in the highly fractured consolidated rocks. Ground-water levels in wells range from 5 to 600 feet below land surface, and well yields range from 3 to 1200 gallons per minute throughout the study area. Records indicate that water levels are at or near their predevelopment levels. Springs occur along faults and formational contacts and generally discharge less than 5 gallons per minute. Measured ground-water outflow from Lanfair Valley at Piute Spring ranged from 100 to 630 acre-feet per year. Outflow from Fenner Valley was estimated to be 270 acre-feet per year. Most of the water is of good quality for domestic and stock use. However, water from two wells indicates a concentration of sulfate that exceeds the recommended limit for drinking water. Water supplies are adequate for present needs. However, large-scale pumping would result in the lowering of the water table and a reduction of the ground water in storage. 10 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Freiwald, D.A.

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3D packaging for integrated circuit systems  

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A goal was set for high density, high performance microelectronics pursued through a dense 3D packing of integrated circuits. A {open_quotes}tool set{close_quotes} of assembly processes have been developed that enable 3D system designs: 3D thermal analysis, silicon electrical through vias, IC thinning, mounting wells in silicon, adhesives for silicon stacking, pretesting of IC chips before commitment to stacks, and bond pad bumping. Validation of these process developments occurred through both Sandia prototypes and subsequent commercial examples.

Chu, D.; Palmer, D.W. [eds.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Vibrant fault diagnosis for hydroelectric generator units with a new combination of rough sets and support vector machine  

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The fault diagnosis for hydroelectric generator unit (HGU) is significant to prevent dangerous accidents from occurring and to improve economic efficiency. The faults of HGU involve overlapping fault patterns which may denote a kind of faults in the ... Keywords: Fault diagnosis, Hydroelectric generator unit, Rough sets, Support vector machine

Xiaoyuan Zhang; Jianzhong Zhou; Jun Guo; Qiang Zou; Zhiwei Huang

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Provenance evidence for major postearly Pennsylvanian dextral slip on the Picuris-Pecos fault, northern New Mexico  

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...Pf-Pajarito fault, GMf-Glorieta Mesa fault, SdCff-Sangre de Cristo frontal...TCf-Tijeras-Canoncito fault, Cf-Chupadera fault, Tf-Tecolote fault, SHf-Sand...2009, Tectonics of the Chupadera Mesa region, central New Mexico: New...

Steven M. Cather; Adam S. Read; Nelia W. Dunbar; Barry S. Kues; Karl Krainer; Spencer G. Lucas; Shari A. Kelley

475

Engine ground demonstration test approach  

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The hardware portion of the current phase of the Integrated Solar Upper Stage (ISUS) program culminates in a system ground demonstration test. The potential application of ISUS technology to a wide array of future missions complicates the process of selecting from among demonstration system design options and test approaches. The approach to this system demonstration has been to maximize system technology readiness level for the entire array of potential missions within the constraints of the program. To this end, system design and test operations planning has been carried out with a premium on demonstrating those elements of the system common to all missions. In addition, test planning has been managed to allow margin for testing those portions of the system envelope needed to confirm acceptable operation for scenarios within the mission set that are specific to a given mission or mission type. Examples drawn from the specific Engine Ground Demonstration (EGD) design selections are used to illuminate this approach, with the result that the EGD system design is not only described, but the reasons for its particular characteristics are made evident.

Kudija, C.T. [Rockwell Aerospace, Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

476

Characterizing fault-plume intersection probability for geologic carbon sequestration risk assessment  

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Leakage of CO{sub 2} out of the designated storage region via faults is a widely recognized concern for geologic carbon sequestration. The probability of such leakage can be separated into the probability of a plume encountering a fault and the probability of flow along such a fault. In the absence of deterministic fault location information, the first probability can be calculated from regional fault population statistics and modeling of the plume shape and size. In this study, fault statistical parameters were measured or estimated for WESTCARB's Phase III pilot test injection in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Combining CO{sub 2} plume model predictions with estimated fault characteristics resulted in a 3% probability that the CO{sub 2} plume will encounter a fault fully offsetting the 180 m (590 ft) thick seal. The probability of leakage is lower, likely much lower, as faults with this offset are probably low-permeability features in this area.

Jordan, Preston D.; Oldenburg, Curtis M.; Nicot, Jean-Philippe

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Laser Micromachining of Active and Passive Photonic Integrated Circuits  

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This thesis describes the development of advanced laser resonators and applications of laserinduced micromachining for photonic circuit fabrication. Two major advantages of laserinduced micromachining are direct patterning ...

Cho, Seong-Ho

2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

478

Circuit Topology Study of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System.  

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??Many different circuit topologies have been suggested for large scale photovoltaic systems. The cost and the efficiency are still the major issues of large scale (more)

Mansouri, Seyed Akbar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Fall 2003  

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Modeling of microelectronic devices, and basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design. Physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices. Relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes; ...

Fonstad, Clifton G.

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Graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for photonic integrated circuits  

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We perform experimental investigations on the characteristics of graphene-based plasmonic waveguides for development of photonic integrated circuits. By embedding chemical vapor...

Kim, Jin Tae; Choi, Sung-Yool

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Derivative-free Robust Optimization for Circuit Design  

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Keywords Robust Optimization Derivative-free Methods Circuit Design ... uncertainty in real-world applications. ... no first order information is available (

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

482

Reliable and economical circuit I V characterization solar cells  

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A transistorized circuit for solar cells which is easy to assemble and use for undergraduate teaching laboratories is described.(AIP)

Y. H. Muoy; J. P. Charles; M. Adbelkrim

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of nickel silicide for integrated circuit technology.  

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?? Continuous advancements in devices, materials and processes have resulted in integrated circuits with smaller device dimensions, higher functionality and higher speed. The complementary metal (more)

Do, Phu H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Design for manufacturability with regular fabrics in digital integrated circuits  

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Integrated circuit design is limited by manufacturability. As devices scale down, sensitivity to process variation increases dramatically, making design for manufacturability a critical concern. Designers must identify the ...

Gazor, Mehdi (Seyed Mehdi)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Junction Temperature Measurement of IGBTs Using Short Circuit Current  

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In this paper, a method is proposed to measure the junction temperatures of IGBT discrete devices and modules using short circuit current. Experimental results show that the short circuit current has good sensitivity, linearity and selectivity, which is suitable to be used as temperature sensitive electrical parameters (TSEP). Test circuit and hardware design are proposed for junction temperature measurement in single phase and three phase convertes. By connecting a temperature measurement unit to the converter and giving a short circuit pulse, the IGBT junction temperature can be measured.

Wang, Fei [ORNL; Xu, Zhuxian [ORNL; Ning, Puqi [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits...  

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Uncertainty Quantification for Nano-Scale Integrated Circuits and MEMS Design Event Sponsor: Mathematics and Computing Science Seminar Start Date: Jan 20 2015 - 10:30am Building...

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Early Site Permit Demonstration Program: Guidelines for determining design basis ground motions. Volume 2, Appendices  

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This report develops and applies a methodology for estimating strong earthquake ground motion. The motivation was to develop a much needed tool for use in developing the seismic requirements for structural designs. An earthquake`s ground motion is a function of the earthquake`s magnitude, and the physical properties of the earth through which the seismic waves travel from the earthquake fault to the site of interest. The emphasis of this study is on ground motion estimation in Eastern North America (east of the Rocky Mountains), with particular emphasis on the Eastern United States and southeastern Canada. Eastern North America is a stable continental region, having sparse earthquake activity with rare occurrences of large earthquakes. While large earthquakes are of interest for assessing seismic hazard, little data exists from the region to empirically quantify their effects. The focus of the report is on the attributes of ground motion in Eastern North America that are of interest for the design of facilities such as nuclear power plants. This document, Volume II, contains Appendices 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 covering the following topics: Eastern North American Empirical Ground Motion Data; Examination of Variance of Seismographic Network Data; Soil Amplification and Vertical-to-Horizontal Ratios from Analysis of Strong Motion Data From Active Tectonic Regions; Revision and Calibration of Ou and Herrmann Method; Generalized Ray Procedure for Modeling Ground Motion Attenuation; Crustal Models for Velocity Regionalization; Depth Distribution Models; Development of Generic Site Effects Model; Validation and Comparison of One-Dimensional Site Response Methodologies; Plots of Amplification Factors; Assessment of Coupling Between Vertical & Horizontal Motions in Nonlinear Site Response Analysis; and Modeling of Dynamic Soil Properties.

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1993-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Exceptional Ground Accelerations and Velocities Caused by Earthquakes  

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This project aims to understand the characteristics of the free-field strong-motion records that have yielded the 100 largest peak accelerations and the 100 largest peak velocities recorded to date. The peak is defined as the maximum magnitude of the acceleration or velocity vector during the strong shaking. This compilation includes 35 records with peak acceleration greater than gravity, and 41 records with peak velocities greater than 100 cm/s. The results represent an estimated 150,000 instrument-years of strong-motion recordings. The mean horizontal acceleration or velocity, as used for the NGA ground motion models, is typically 0.76 times the magnitude of this vector peak. Accelerations in the top 100 come from earthquakes as small as magnitude 5, while velocities in the top 100 all come from earthquakes with magnitude 6 or larger. Records are dominated by crustal earthquakes with thrust, oblique-thrust, or strike-slip mechanisms. Normal faulting mechanisms in crustal earthquakes constitute under 5% of the records in the databases searched, and an even smaller percentage of the exceptional records. All NEHRP site categories have contributed exceptional records, in proportions similar to the extent that they are represented in the larger database.

Anderson, John

2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

489

Interrogator system for identifying electrical circuits  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for interrogating electrical leads to correctly ascertain the identity of equipment attached to remote ends of the leads is disclosed. The system includes a source of a carrier signal generated in a controller/receiver to be sent over the leads and an identifier unit at the equipment. The identifier is activated by command of the carrier and uses a portion of the carrier to produce a supply voltage. Each identifier is uniquely programmed for a specific piece of equipment, and causes the impedance of the circuit to be modified whereby the carrier signal is modulated according to that program. The modulation can be amplitude, frequency or phase modulation. A demodulator in the controller/receiver analyzes the modulated carrier signal, and if a verified signal is recognized displays and/or records the information. This information can be utilized in a computer system to prepare a wiring diagram of the electrical equipment attached to specific leads. Specific circuit values are given for amplitude modulation, and the system is particularly described for use with thermocouples. 6 figs.

Jatko, W.B.; McNeilly, D.R.

1988-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic actuator for an electric circuit breaker  

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This actuator comprises a fluid motor having a piston, a breaker-opening space at one side of the piston, and a breaker-closing space at its opposite side. An accumulator freely communicates with the breaker-opening space for supplying pressurized fluid thereto during a circuit breaker opening operation. The breaker-opening space and the breaker-closing space are connected by an impeded flow passage. A pilot valve opens to allow the pressurized liquid in the breaker-closing space to flow to a back chamber of a normally closed main valve to cause the main valve to be opened during a circuit breaker opening operation to release the pressurized liquid from the breaker-closing space. An impeded passage affords communication between the back chamber and a sump located on the opposite side of the main valve from the back chamber. The pilot valve and impeded passage allow rapid opening of the main valve with pressurized liquid from the breaker closing side of the piston. 3 figs.

Imam, I.

1983-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A mathematical analysis of optimized waveform relaxation for a small RC circuit  

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Waveform relaxation techniques are an important tool for the simulation of very large scale circuits. They are based on a partition of the circuit into sub-circuits, and then use an iteration between sub-circuits to converge to the solution of the entire ... Keywords: Circuit simulation, Optimized transmission conditions, Waveform relaxation

Mohammad Al-Khaleel; Martin J. Gander; Albert E. Ruehli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Localized rotation of principal stress around faults and fractures determined from borehole breakouts in hole B of the Taiwan Chelungpu-fault Drilling Project (TCDP)  

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To reveal details of stress perturbations associated with faults and fractures, we investigated the faults and large fractures accompanied by stress-induced borehole breakouts or drilling-induced tensile fractures in hole B of the Taiwan Chelungpu-fault Drilling Project (TCDP). Then, we determined the relationship between the faults and fractures and stress orientation changes. We identified faults and fractures from electrical images of the borehole wall obtained by downhole logging but also from photographs and descriptions of retrieved core samples, and measured the variations in the principal horizontal stress orientation ascertained from borehole breakouts observed on the electrical images in the vicinity of the faults and fractures. Identification of geological structures (faults, fractures, and lithologic boundaries) by electrical images only is difficult and may sometimes yield incorrect results. In a novel approach, therefore, we used both the electrical images and core photographs to identify geological structures. We found four patterns of stress orientation change, or no change, in the vicinity of faults and fractures in TCDP hole B: (i) abrupt (discontinuous) rotation in the vicinity of faults or fractures; (ii) gradual rotation; (iii) suppression of breakouts at faults, fractures, or lithologic boundaries; and (iv) no change in the stress orientation. We recognized stress fluctuations, that is, heterogeneous mesoscale (?10cm) stress distributions with respect to both stress orientation and magnitude. In addition, we found that stress state changes occurred frequently in the vicinity of faults, fractures, and lithologic boundaries.

Weiren Lin; En-Chao Yeh; Jih-Hao Hung; Bezalel Haimson; Tetsuro Hirono

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surfactants for ground water remediation  

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Ground water contamination is a most intractable form of pollution. Spilled solvent or fuel liquids are trapped below the water table by colloidal forces. Surfactants may be used to dramatically improve contaminated aquifer remediation rates. Principal remediation mechanisms include micellar solubilization and mobilization of the trapped liquids by lowering of the oil/water interfacial tension. Surfactant selection is a key to the successful design of a remediation effort, and involves consideration of factors including Krafft Point, surfactant adsorption onto the aquifer solids, and the phase behavior of the oil/water/surfactant system. Successful field demonstrations have occurred in recent months and the technology is moving rapidly toward commercialization. Critical research issues remain including acceptable clean-up levels, surfactant/contaminant in situ biodegradation rates, and surfactant decontamination and reuse.

Jeffrey H. Harwell; David A. Sabatini; R.C. Knox

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of marine diesel engine performance under fault conditions  

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The diesel engine, due to its superior efficiency when compared to other thermal engines, is widely used for propulsion of marine vessels. Since in such applications the power concentration is critical, most marine diesel engines are of the turbocharged type. Turbocharging has a serious effect on engine performance due to the interaction between the turbocharger and the engine. This interaction makes the detection of engine faults extremely difficult since a specific fault affects the turbocharger and through it the engine. For this reason various methods have been proposed for the detection of engine faults. The present author has in the past presented a method for marine diesel diagnosis by processing measured engine data using a simulation model. In the present work a completely different approach is followed; an attempt is made to use a simulation model to predict marine diesel engine performance under various fault conditions. The method is applied to a newly built vessel powered by a slow speed two stroke marine diesel engine. Using the engine shop trial data obtained under propeller law the simulation model constants are determined, using an automatic method that has been developed. The comparison of results obtained with the data from the official shop trials confirms the accuracy of the model and its ability to predict almost all operating parameters of the engine. The model is then used to produce results by simulating various engine faults or faults of its subsystems. From this analysis their impact on various measurable engine parameters is determined. It is interesting to see that in the case of turbocharged engines some faults have a different effect when compared to naturally aspirated ones. Also, it is revealed that without the use of modeling in many cases it is relatively difficult to determine the actual cause for an engine malfunction, since the observed effects on engine performance are similar. The proposed method is promising and assists the engineer to understand the actual effect of various faults on engine performance. Also it can be used as a training tool since it is easy to simulate various engine faults, a procedure which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to perform on the field.

Dimitrios T Hountalas

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accident Fault Trees for Defense Waste Processing Facility  

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The purpose of this report is to document fault tree analyses which have been completed for the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) safety analysis. Logic models for equipment failures and human error combinations that could lead to flammable gas explosions in various process tanks, or failure of critical support systems were developed for internal initiating events and for earthquakes. These fault trees provide frequency estimates for support systems failures and accidents that could lead to radioactive and hazardous chemical releases both on-site and off-site. Top event frequency results from these fault trees will be used in further APET analyses to calculate accident risk associated with DWPF facility operations. This report lists and explains important underlying assumptions, provides references for failure data sources, and briefly describes the fault tree method used. Specific commitments from DWPF to provide new procedural/administrative controls or system design changes are listed in the ''Facility Commitments'' section. The purpose of the ''Assumptions'' section is to clarify the basis for fault tree modeling, and is not necessarily a list of items required to be protected by Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs).

Sarrack, A.G.

1999-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Grain-scale Comminution and Alteration of Arkosic Rocks in the Damage Zone of the San Andreas Fault at SAFOD  

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is cut by numerous subsidiary faults that display extensive evidence of repeating episodes of compaction, shear, dilation, and cementation. The subsidiary faults are grouped into three size classes: 1) small faults, 1 to 2 mm thick, that record an early...

Heron, Bretani

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated circuit outlier identification by multiple parameter correlation  

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(defective chips, or chips that lead to functional failure) from apparent outliers (seemingly defective, but fault-free chips). The outlier identification methods in this research primarily rely on wafer-level spatial correlation, but also use additional test...

Sabade, Sagar Suresh

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Negative Feedback Facilitates Temperature Robustness in Biomolecular Circuit Dynamics  

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on circuit dynamics. Further, we find that eective negative feedback due to first-order degradation this goal of functional robustness have proceeded at multiple levels. At one level, there have been eorts, in the study of naturally occurring biomolecular circuits, robustness to the impor- tant environmental variable

Murray, Richard M.

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Synthesis and Optimization of Reversible Circuits for Homogeneous Boolean Functions  

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Homogenous Boolean function is an essential part of any cryptographic system. The ability to construct an optimized reversible circuits for homogeneous Boolean functions might arise the possibility of building cryptographic system on novel computing paradigms such as quantum computers. This paper shows a factorization algorithm to synthesize such circuits.

Ahmed Younes

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties  

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Early Power Grid Verification Under Circuit Current Uncertainties Imad A. Ferzli Department of ECE Eindhoven, The Netherlands lars@magma-da.com ABSTRACT As power grid safety becomes increasingly important in modern integrated circuits, so does the need to start power grid verifica- tion early in the design cycle

Najm, Farid N.