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  1. Hierarchically Structured Materials for Lithium Batteries

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    Xiao, Jie; Zheng, Jianming; Li, Xiaolin; Shao, Yuyan; Zhang, Jiguang

    2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Lithium-ion battery (LIB) is one of the most promising power sources to be deployed in electric vehicles (EV), including solely battery powered vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and hybrid electrical vehicles. With the increasing demand on devices of high energy densities (>500 Wh/kg) , new energy storage systems, such as lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries and other emerging systems beyond the conventional LIB also attracted worldwide interest for both transportation and grid energy storage applications in recent years. It is well known that the electrochemical performances of these energy storage systems depend not only on the composition of the materials, but also on the structure of electrode materials used in the batteries. Although the desired performances characteristics of batteries often have conflict requirements on the micro/nano-structure of electrodes, hierarchically designed electrodes can be tailored to satisfy these conflict requirements. This work will review hierarchically structured materials that have been successfully used in LIB and Li-O2 batteries. Our goal is to elucidate 1) how to realize the full potential of energy materials through the manipulation of morphologies, and 2) how the hierarchical structure benefits the charge transport, promotes the interfacial properties, prolongs the electrode stability and battery lifetime.

  2. Do hierarchical structures assemble best via hierarchical pathways?

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    Thomas K. Haxton; Stephen Whitelam

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchically structured natural materials possess functionalities unattainable to the same components organized or mixed in simpler ways. For instance, the bones and teeth of mammals are far stronger and more durable than the mineral phases from which they are derived because their constituents are organized hierarchically from the molecular scale to the macroscale. Making similarly functional synthetic hierarchical materials will require an understanding of how to promote the self-assembly of structure on multiple lengthscales, without falling foul of numerous possible kinetic traps. Here we use computer simulation to study the self-assembly of a simple hierarchical structure, a square crystal lattice whose repeat unit is a tetramer. Although the target material is organized hierarchically, it self-assembles most reliably when its dynamic assembly pathway consists of the sequential addition of monomers to a single structure. Hierarchical dynamic pathways via dimer and tetramer intermediates are also viable modes of assembly, but result in general in lower yield: these intermediates have a stronger tendency than monomers to associate in ways not compatible with the target structure. In addition, assembly via tetramers results in a kinetic trap whereby material is sequestered in trimers that cannot combine to form the target crystal. We use analytic theory to relate dynamical pathways to the presence of equilibrium phases close in free energy to the target structure, and to identify the thermodynamic principles underpinning optimum self-assembly in this model: 1) make the free energy gap between the target phase and the most stable fluid phase of order kT, and 2) ensure that no other dense phases (liquids or close-packed solids of monomers or oligomers) or fluids of incomplete building blocks fall within this gap.

  3. Hierarchical Network Structure Promotes Dynamical Robustness

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    Cameron Smith; Raymond S. Puzio; Aviv Bergman

    2015-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The relationship between network topology and system dynamics has significant implications for unifying our understanding of the interplay among metabolic, gene-regulatory, and ecosystem network architecures. Here we analyze the stability and robustness of a large class of dynamics on such networks. We determine the probability distribution of robustness as a function of network topology and show that robustness is classified by the number of links between modules of the network. We also demonstrate that permutation of these modules is a fundamental symmetry of dynamical robustness. Analysis of these findings leads to the conclusion that the most robust systems have the most hierarchical structure. This relationship provides a means by which evolutionary selection for a purely dynamical phenomenon may shape network architectures across scales of the biological hierarchy.

  4. Hierarchical Network Structure Promotes Dynamical Robustness

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    Cameron Smith; Raymond S. Puzio; Aviv Bergman

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis of dynamical systems that attempts to model chemical reaction, gene-regulatory, population, and ecosystem networks all rely on models having interacting components. When the details of these interactions are unknown for biological systems of interest, one effective approach is to study the dynamical properties of an ensemble of models determined by evolutionary constraints that may apply to all such systems. One such constraint is that of dynamical robustness. Despite previous investigations, the relationship between dynamical robustness-an important functional characteristic of many biological systems-and network structure is poorly understood. Here we analyze the stability and robustness of a large class of dynamical systems and demonstrate that the most hierarchical network structures, those equivalent to the total ordering, are the most robust. In particular, we determine the probability distribution of robustness over system connectivity and show that robustness is maximized by maximizing the number of links between strongly connected components of the graph representing the underlying system connectivity. We demonstrate that this can be understood in terms of the fact that permutation of strongly connected components is a fundamental symmetry of dynamical robustness, which applies to networks of any number of components and is independent of the distribution from which the strengths of interconnection among components are sampled. The classification of dynamical robustness based upon a purely topological property provides a fundamental organizing principle that can be used in the context of experimental validation to select among models that break or preserve network hierarchy. This result contributes to an explanation for the observation of hierarchical modularity in biological networks at all scales.

  5. INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DISPLAYS FOR HIERARCHICAL DATA STRUCTURES

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    Cahn, D.F.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DISPLAYS FOR HIERARCHICAL DATAINTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DISPLAYS FOR HIERARCHICAL DATAtem. INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DISPLAYS FOR HIERARCHICAL

  6. POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "The Hierarchical Structure and Mechanics of Plants"

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "The Hierarchical Structure and Mechanics of Plants" Prof. Lorna J. Gibson MIT Friday, February 28, 2014 1:30 PM, IMS Room 20 The cell walls in plant tissues are made up of just four basic building blocks: cellulose, the main structural fiber of the plant kingdom, hemicellulose

  7. Phase-space structures II: Hierarchical Structure Finder

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    M. Maciejewski; S. Colombi; V. Springel; C. Alard; F. R. Bouchet

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new multi-dimensional Hierarchical Structure Finder (HSF) to study the phase-space structure of dark matter in N-body cosmological simulations is presented. The algorithm depends mainly on two parameters, which control the level of connectivity of the detected structures and their significance compared to Poisson noise. By working in 6D phase-space, where contrasts are much more pronounced than in 3D position space, our HSF algorithm is capable of detecting subhaloes including their tidal tails, and can recognise other phase-space structures such as pure streams and candidate caustics. If an additional unbinding criterion is added, the algorithm can be used as a self-consistent halo and subhalo finder. As a test, we apply it to a large halo of the Millennium Simulation, where 19 % of the halo mass are found to belong to bound substructures, which is more than what is detected with conventional 3D substructure finders, and an additional 23-36 % of the total mass belongs to unbound HSF structures. The distribution of identified phase-space density peaks is clearly bimodal: high peaks are dominated by the bound structures and low peaks belong mostly to tidal streams. In order to better understand what HSF provides, we examine the time evolution of structures, based on the merger tree history. Bound structures typically make only up to 6 orbits inside the main halo. Still, HSF can identify at the present time at least 80 % of the original content of structures with a redshift of infall as high as z space.

  8. Hierarchically structured photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

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    Cao, Guozhong

    Hierarchically structured photoelectrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells Qifeng Zhang and Guozhong or one-dimensional assemblies. Introduction Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are a category Cao* DOI: 10.1039/c0jm04345a This paper highlights several significant achievements in dye-sensitized

  9. DNA Transport in Hierarchically-Structured

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    New Mexico, University of

    porous metallic tubes.3 The fabrication of spherical, cylindri- cal, and hollow colloidal crystals using-dimensional periodic structures with micrometer-scale periods have been fabricated with nano- particle inks.8 Well definition, is a promising approach for the fabrication of complex micro- and nano- structures.15

  10. Automatic Layout of Structured Hierarchical Reports

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    Bakke, Eirik

    Domain-specific database applications tend to contain a sizable number of table-, form-, and report-style views that must each be designed and maintained by a software developer. A significant part of this job is the ...

  11. Hierarchical Design of Piecewise Linear Hybrid Dynamical Systems Using a Control Regulator Approach

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    Hierarchical Design of Piecewise Linear Hybrid Dynamical Systems Using a Control Regulator Approach.edu Abstract This paper presents a novel framework for hierarchical control of piecewise linear hybrid between the continuous and the discrete part is defined by piecewise linear maps. Control design is for

  12. Analysis of stability of community structure across multiple hierarchical levels

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    Li, Hui-Jia

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis of stability of community structure is an important problem for scientists from many fields. Here, we propose a new framework to reveal hidden properties of community structure by quantitatively analyzing the dynamics of Potts model. Specifically we model the Potts procedure of community structure detection by a Markov process, which has a clear mathematical explanation. Critical topological information regarding to multivariate spin configuration could also be inferred from the spectral significance of the Markov process. We test our framework on some example networks and find it doesn't have resolute limitation problem at all. Results have shown the model we proposed is able to uncover hierarchical structure in different scales effectively and efficiently.

  13. Design and control of hierarchically structured nanomaterials

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    Carr, Charles Shane

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .............................................................................................. 1 1.2. Zeolites ................................................................................................. 4 1.2.1. Low-Silica Zeolites ....................................................................... 6 1.2.1.1. Linde Type A (Zeolite... ........................................................................................ 72 IV MICROEMULSION MEDIATED GROWTH OF LOW-SILICA ZEOLITES ...................................................................................................... 74 4.1. Introduction...

  14. Hierarchical Modelling of Automotive Sensor Front-Ends For Structural Diagnosis of Aging Faults

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    Wieringa, Roel

    h.g.kerkhoff@utwente.nl Abstract: The semiconductor industry for automotive applications is growingHierarchical Modelling of Automotive Sensor Front-Ends For Structural Diagnosis of Aging Faults, dependability, reliability, aging models, hierarchical interfacing, analogue automotive front-ends. I

  15. Ray tracing a three-dimensional scene using a hierarchical data structure

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    Wald, Ingo; Boulos, Solomon; Shirley, Peter

    2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Ray tracing a three-dimensional scene made up of geometric primitives that are spatially partitioned into a hierarchical data structure. One example embodiment is a method for ray tracing a three-dimensional scene made up of geometric primitives that are spatially partitioned into a hierarchical data structure. In this example embodiment, the hierarchical data structure includes at least a parent node and a corresponding plurality of child nodes. The method includes a first act of determining that a first active ray in the packet hits the parent node and a second act of descending to each of the plurality of child nodes.

  16. A hierarchical structure of neural network implemented for the recognition of automobile license plate number

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    Chang, Joongho

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATE NURSER A Thesis by JOONGHO CHANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfdlment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AUTOMOBILE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER A Thesis by JOONGHO CHANG Submitted...

  17. Model-Based Hierarchical Optimal Control Design for HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Pinto, Alessandro; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    trol algorithm design for hvac systems in energy efficientH.R. Sualem. Building and HVAC System simulation with theOPTIMAL CONTROL DESIGN FOR HVAC SYSTEMS Mehdi Maasoumy,

  18. Hierarchical Modeling for Population-Based Heat Exchanger Design

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    Geb, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Characteristics of the Stirling Engine Regenerator in anapproach to the design of Stirling engine regenerator matrixFoil Regenerator for Stirling Engines." [48] Ibrahim, M. ,

  19. Nanorodnanosheet hierarchically structured ZnO crystals on zinc foil as flexible photoanodes for

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    Cao, Guozhong

    for dye-sensitized solar cells Rui Gao,ab Jianjun Tian,a Zhiqiang Liang,a Qifeng Zhang,a Liduo Wang method on zinc foil and used as flexible photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Compared of the NR­NS hierarchical structures are discussed. 1 Introduction Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs

  20. Hierarchical Structural Approach to Improving the Browsability of Web Search Engine Results

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    Hierarchical Structural Approach to Improving the Browsability of Web Search Engine Results Hang,zaiane}@cs.ualberta.ca Abstract Web users have been mainly relying on Web search engines to find information of interest on the Web. However, two key issues remain with traditional Web search engines: the browsability of searching

  1. Hierarchically Structured ZnO Nanorods-Nanosheets for Improved Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Cao, Guozhong

    . INTRODUCTION The establishment of low-cost and high-performance solar cells for sustainable energy sources). This hierarchical structure had two advantages in improving the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the solar cells broadens the optical absorption of the solar cells. So far, CdS/CdSe-cosensitized QDSCs have reached power

  2. Breakdown Anodization (BDA) for hierarchical structures of titanium oxide

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    Choi, Soon Ju, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Breakdown Anodization (BDA) of titanium dioxide is a very promising, fast fabrication method to construct micro-scale and nano-scale structures on titanium surfaces. This method uses environmentally friendly electrolytes, ...

  3. The hierarchical structure and mechanics of plant materials

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    Gibson, Lorna

    The cell walls in plants are made up of just four basic building blocks: cellulose (the main structural fibre of the plant kingdom) hemicellulose, lignin and pectin. Although the microstructure of plant cell walls varies ...

  4. A Facile Method for the Stain-Free Visualization of Hierarchical Structures with Electron Microscopy

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    Williams, Paul E.; Appel, Eric A.; Jones, Samuel T.; del Barrio, Jesús; Lan, Yang; Scherman, Oren A.

    2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A Facile Method for the Stain-Free Visualization of Hierarchical Structures with Electron Microscopy ?? Paul E. Williams, Eric A. Appel, Samuel T. Jones, Jesús del Barrio, Yang Lan, Oren A. Scherman ? Within the last decade supramolecular self assem... struc- tures. However, most of these materials traditionally consist of carbon and other light elements, which are weak electron scatterers, therefore giving rise to low scattering constants and making them difficult (or impossible) to image.[28...

  5. HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE IN POSITION-POSITION-VELOCITY SPACE

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    Burkhart, Blakesley; Lazarian, A. [Astronomy Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 475 N. Charter St., WI 53711 (United States); Goodman, Alyssa [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS-78, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Rosolowsky, Erik [University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna BC V1V 1V7 (Canada)

    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence is able to create hierarchical structures in the interstellar medium (ISM) that are correlated on a wide range of scales via the energy cascade. We use hierarchical tree diagrams known as dendrograms to characterize structures in synthetic position-position-velocity (PPV) emission cubes of isothermal magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. We show that the structures and degree of hierarchy observed in PPV space are related to the presence of self-gravity and the global sonic and Alfvenic Mach numbers. Simulations with higher Alfvenic Mach number, self-gravity and supersonic flows display enhanced hierarchical structure. We observe a strong dependency on the sonic and Alfvenic Mach numbers and self-gravity when we apply the statistical moments (i.e., mean, variance, skewness, kurtosis) to the leaf and node distribution of the dendrogram. Simulations with self-gravity, larger magnetic field and higher sonic Mach number have dendrogram distributions with higher statistical moments. Application of the dendrogram to three-dimensional density cubes, also known as position-position-position (PPP) cubes, reveals that the dominant emission contours in PPP and PPV are related for supersonic gas but not for subsonic. We also explore the effects of smoothing, thermal broadening, and velocity resolution on the dendrograms in order to make our study more applicable to observational data. These results all point to hierarchical tree diagrams as being a promising additional tool for studying ISM turbulence and star forming regions for obtaining information on the degree of self-gravity, the Mach numbers and the complicated relationship between PPV and PPP data.

  6. Structural Cohesion and Embeddedness: A Hierarchical Concept of Social Groups

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    White, Douglas R.

    is not amenable to exact ob- servation and especially not to measurement." (Durkheim [1893] 1984:24) "The social), and that the success of heterodox social movements depends on a cohesive critical mass of true believers (Oliver; Hansell 1984). Unfortunately, as with "structure" (Sewell 1992), the rhetorical power of "cohesion

  7. Optimized Receiver Design for Decode-and-Forward Relays using Hierarchical Modulation

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    Nguyen, T; Cosman, P C; Milstein, L

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unequal Error Protection in Wireless Relay Networks,” IEEErelays. In our proposed scheme, hierarchical QAM modulation is used to provide unequal error protection (

  8. Design approaches to structural optimization

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    Tayar, Memduh Ali

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this thesis is to develop design approaches to structural optimization. In the example of three-dimensional grid structures, widely known as 'space frames', possible configurations are explored which ...

  9. First Structure Formation: I. Primordial Star Forming Regions in hierarchical models

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

    1997-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the possibility of very early formation of primordial star clusters from high-\\sigma perturbations in cold dark matter dominated structure formation scenarios. For this we have developed a powerful 2-level hierarchical cosmological code with a realistic and robust treatment of multi-species primordial gas chemistry, paying special attention to the formation and destruction of hydrogen molecules, non-equilibrium ionization, and cooling processes. We performed 3-D simulations at small scales and at high redshifts and find that, analogous to simulations of large scale structure, a complex system of filaments, sheets, and spherical knots at the intersections of filaments form. On the mass scales covered by our simulations (5x10^5 - 1x10^9\\Ms) that collapse at redshifts z>25, we find that only at the spherical knots can enough H2 be formed (n_{H_2}/n_H > 5x10^-4) to cool the gas appreciably. Quantities such as the time dependence of the formation of H2 molecules, the final H2 fraction, and central densities from the simulations are compared to the theoretical predictions of Abel (1995) and Tegmark et al. (1997) and found to agree remarkably well. Comparing the 3-D results to an isobaric collapse model we further discuss the possible implications of the extensive merging of small structure that is inherent in hierarchical models. Typically only 5-8% percent of the total baryonic mass in the collapsing structures is found to cool significanlty. Assuming the Padoan (1995) model for star formation our results would predict the first stellar systems to be as small as ~30\\Ms. Some implications for primordial globular cluster formation scenarios are also discussed.

  10. The gravitational heat conduction and the hierarchical structure in solar interior

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    Zheng Yahui; Du Jiulin

    2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    With the assumption of local Tsallis equilibrium, the newly defined gravitational temperature is calculated in the solar interior, whose distribution curve can be divided into three parts, the solar core region, radiation region and convection region, in excellent agreement with the solar hierarchical structure. By generalizing the Fourier law, one new mechanism of heat conduction, based on the gradient of the gravitational temperature, is introduced into the astrophysical system. This mechanism is related to the self-gravity of such self-gravitating system whose characteristic scale is large enough. It perhaps plays an important role in the astrophysical system which, in the solar interior, leads to the heat accumulation at the bottom of the convection layer and then motivates the convection motion.

  11. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Hierarchically Structured John Beach, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012 SURF Fellow

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    Li, Mo

    Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Hierarchically Structured John Beach, Washington University to increase the efficiency of these solar cells. One of the barriers that needs to be overcome to make dye-sensitized in St. Louis, 2012 SURF Fellow Advisor: Prof. Zhiqun Lin; Mentor: Dr. Xukai Xin Introduction Dye-sensitized

  12. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602927 Hierarchically Structured ZnO Film for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Cao, Guozhong

    DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602927 Hierarchically Structured ZnO Film for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells* The interest in dye-sensitized solar cells has increased due to reduced energy sources and higher energy, zinc oxide (ZnO) has recently been explored as an alternative material in dye-sensitized solar cells

  13. HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE FORMATION AND MODES OF STAR FORMATION IN HICKSON COMPACT GROUP 31

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    Gallagher, S. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7 (Canada); Durrell, P. R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555 (United States); Elmegreen, D. M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 (United States); Chandar, R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390 (United States); English, J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MN R3T 2N2 (Canada); Charlton, J. C.; Gronwall, C.; Young, J. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Tzanavaris, P.; Hornschemeier, A. E. [Laboratory for X-ray Astrophysics, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Johnson, K. E. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States); Mendes de Oliveira, C. [Instituto de Astronomia, Geofisica, e Ciencias Atmosfericas da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Whitmore, B.; Maybhate, Aparna [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218-2463 (United States); Zabludoff, Ann [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)], E-mail: sgalla4@uwo.ca

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The handful of low-mass, late-type galaxies that comprise Hickson Compact Group 31 (HCG 31) is in the midst of complex, ongoing gravitational interactions, evocative of the process of hierarchical structure formation at higher redshifts. With sensitive, multicolor Hubble Space Telescope imaging, we characterize the large population of < 10 Myr old star clusters (SCs) that suffuse the system. From the colors and luminosities of the young SCs, we find that the galaxies in HCG 31 follow the same universal scaling relations as actively star-forming galaxies in the local universe despite the unusual compact group environment. Furthermore, the specific frequency of the globular cluster system is consistent with the low end of galaxies of comparable masses locally. This, combined with the large mass of neutral hydrogen and tight constraints on the amount of intragroup light, indicate that the group is undergoing its first epoch of interaction-induced star formation. In both the main galaxies and the tidal-dwarf candidate, F, stellar complexes, which are sensitive to the magnitude of disk turbulence, have both sizes and masses more characteristic of z = 1-2 galaxies. After subtracting the light from compact sources, we find no evidence for an underlying old stellar population in F-it appears to be a truly new structure. The low-velocity dispersion of the system components, available reservoir of H I, and current star formation rate of {approx}10 M {sub sun} yr{sup -1} indicate that HCG 31 is likely to both exhaust its cold gas supply and merge within {approx}1 Gyr. We conclude that the end product will be an isolated, X-ray-faint, low-mass elliptical.

  14. Hierarchical diffusion

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    Bachas, C.P.

    1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the solution and properties of the diffusion equation in a hierarchical or ultrametric space. 11 refs.

  15. Low-Energy Parking Structure Design (Brochure)

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This guide provides design teams with best practices for parking structure energy efficiency in the form of goals for each design aspect that affects energy use.

  16. Biomineralized structural materials with functional optical properties

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    Li, Ling, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many biological structural materials exhibit "mechanical property amplification" through their intricate hierarchical composite designs. In the past several decades, significant progress has been achieved in elucidating ...

  17. A novel 3D structure composed of strings of hierarchical TiO{sub 2} spheres formed on TiO{sub 2} nanobelts with high photocatalytic properties

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    Jiang, Yongjian [State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, School of Renewable Energy, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China); Li, Meicheng, E-mail: mcli@ncepu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, School of Renewable Energy, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China); Suzhou Institute, North China Electric Power University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Song, Dandan; Li, Xiaodan; Yu, Yue [State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, School of Renewable Energy, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206 (China)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel hierarchical titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) composite nanostructure with strings of anatase TiO{sub 2} hierarchical micro-spheres and rutile nanobelts framework (TiO{sub 2} HSN) is successfully synthesized via a one-step hydrothermal method. Particularly, the strings of hierarchical spheres are assembled by very thin TiO{sub 2} nanosheets, which are composed of highly crystallized anatase nanocrystals. Meanwhile, the HSN has a large surface area of 191 m{sup 2}/g, which is about 3 times larger than Degussa P25. More importantly, the photocatalytic activity of HSN and P25 were evaluated by the photocatalytic oxidation decomposition of methyl orange (MO) under UV light illumination, and the TiO{sub 2} HSN shows enhanced photocatalytic activity compared with Degussa P25, as result of its continuous hierarchical structures, special conductive channel and large specific surface area. With these features, the hierarchical TiO{sub 2} may have more potential applications in the fields of dye-sensitized solar cells and lithium ion batteries. -- Graphical abstract: Novel TiO{sub 2} with anatase micro-spheres and rutile nanobelts is synthesized. Enhanced photocatalysis is attributed to hierarchical structures (3D spheres), conductive channel (1D nanobelts) and large specific surface area (2D nanosheet). Highlights: • The novel TiO{sub 2} nanostructure (HSN) is fabricated for the first time. • HSN is composed of strings of anatase hierarchical spheres and rutile nanobelt. • HSN presents a larger S{sub BET} of 191 m{sup 2}/g, 3 times larger than the Degussa P25 (59 m{sup 2}/g). • HSN owns three kinds of dimensional TiO{sub 2} (1D, 2D and 3D) simultaneously. • HSN exhibits better photocatalytic performance compared with Degussa P25.

  18. MULTIFUNCTIONALTOPOLOGY DESIGN OF CELLULAR MATERIAL STRUCTURES1

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    Seepersad, Carolyn Conner

    apply the method to design stiff, actively cooled prismatic cellular materials for the combustor liners that require not only structural performance but also lightweight thermal management capabilities [1 structural and thermal properties [4,7,8]. Alternatively, topology design optimization techniques are used

  19. Load Board Designs Using Compound Dot Technique and Phase Detector for Hierarchical ATE Calibrations

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    Ayers, Joseph

    calibration of ATE with or without a single reference clock. Two different relay tree structures's IC test systems have achieved 1024 tester pins per testhead in Gigahertz frequency, and more pins drive edge and the compare edge. It is impossible, however, to build a RF relay matrix for every pin

  20. Outsourcing the Design of Structural Building Components

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    Swearingin, Adam V.

    2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    component design work stateside. vi 1 Introduction The outsourcing of structural building component design has recently become available to component manufacturers in the United States. These manufacturers of metal plate connected (MPC) wood roof... of the effectiveness of outsourcing as a means of fulfilling the design requirements of MPC wood trusses. Although 1 this report does not evaluate other structural building components (i.e., i- joists, engineered wood beams and wall panels), the analysis provided...

  1. Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa #

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    Tassa, Tamir

    Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa # December 6, 2006 Abstract We consider the problem of threshold secret sharing in groups with hierarchical structure. In such settings, the secret of the common secret. Even though secret sharing in hierarchical groups has been studied extensively in the past

  2. Microparticles with hierarchical porosity

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    Petsev, Dimiter N; Atanassov, Plamen; Pylypenko, Svitlana; Carroll, Nick; Olson, Tim

    2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The present disclosure provides oxide microparticles with engineered hierarchical porosity and methods of manufacturing the same. Also described are structures that are formed by templating, impregnating, and/or precipitating the oxide microparticles and method for forming the same. Suitable applications include catalysts, electrocatalysts, electrocatalysts support materials, capacitors, drug delivery systems, sensors and chromatography.

  3. Structural systems and conceptual design of cantilevers

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    Han, Lingxiao, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cantilevers are a popular way to express form and create unique feature spaces. From a design perspective, cantilevers are amazing feats for the built environment, and structurally, present many opportunities. However, ...

  4. Development of structural design criteria for ITER.

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    Majumdar, S.

    1998-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The irradiation environment experienced by the in-vessel components of fusion reactors such as HER presents structural design challenges not envisioned in the development of existing structural design criteria such as the ASME Code or RCC-MR. From the standpoint of design criteria, the most significant issues stem from the irradiation-induced changes in material properties, specifically the reduction of ductility, strain hardening capability, and fracture toughness with neutron irradiation. Recently, Draft 7 of the interim ITER structural design criteria (ISDC), which provide new rules for guarding against such problems, was released for trial use by the ITER designers. The new rules, which were derived from a simple model based on the concept of elastic follow up factor, provide primary and secondary stress limits as functions of uniform elongation and ductility. The implication of these rules on the allowable surface heat flux on typical first walls made of type 316 stainless steel and vanadium alloys are discussed.

  5. Evidence for Hydro-Gravitational Structure Formation Theory versus Cold-Dark-Matter, Hierarchical-Clustering, and Jeans 1902

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    Carl H. Gibson; Rudy Schild

    2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations are compared to conflicting predictions about self-gravitational structure formation by the hydro-gravitational theory (HGT) of Gibson 1996-2003 versus cold-dark-matter hierarchical-clustering-cosmology (CDMHCC) and the Jeans 1902 criterion. According to HGT, gravitational structures form immediately after mass-energy equality by plasma fragmentation at 30,000 years when viscous and weak turbulence forces first balance gravitational forces within the horizon L_H = ct < L_J = c/[3\\rho G]^1/2, contrary to the Jeans 1902 criterion. Buoyancy forces fossilize the 10^-12 s^-1 rate-of-strain and the 10^-17 kg m^-3 baryonic density. The non-baryonic dark matter (NBDM) diffuses into the voids rather than forming cold-dark-matter (CDM) halos required by CDMHCC. From HGT, supercluster-mass to galaxy-mass fragments exist at the plasma to gas transition, and these fragment further to form proto-globular-star clusters (PGCs) and planetary-mass primordial-fog-particles (PFPs): the baryonic dark matter of the interstellar-medium and inner-galaxy-dark-matter-halos, from which all planets and stars are formed by accretion (Gibson 1996, Schild 1996). From HGT and a rich cluster mass profile (Tyson and Fischer 1995), D_NBDM = 6 x10^28 m^2 s^-1, m_NBDM <= 10^-33 kg, and the NBDM forms outer-galaxy halos after 300,000 years.

  6. Proceeding of International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design, p. 34-40, Fukushima, Japan, March 1998 Hierarchical Concurrent Finite State Machines in Ptolemy

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    -40, Fukushima, Japan, March 1998 Hierarchical Concurrent Finite State Machines in Ptolemy Bilung Lee and Edward

  7. Robust carbon monolith having hierarchical porosity

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    Dai, Sheng; Guiohon, Georges A; Liang, Chengdu

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A carbon monolith includes a robust carbon monolith characterized by a skeleton size of at least 100 nm, and a hierarchical pore structure having macropores and mesopores.

  8. Robust carbon monolith having hierarchical porosity

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    Dai, Sheng; Guiochon, Georges A; Liang, Chengdu

    2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A carbon monolith includes a robust carbon monolith characterized by a skeleton size of at least 100 nm, and a hierarchical pore structure having macropores and mesopores.

  9. Designing Hierarchical Survivable Networks

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    Balakrishnan, Anantaram

    As the computer, communication, and entertainment industries begin to integrate phone, cable, and video services and to invest in new technologies such as fiber optic cables, interruptions in service can cause considerable ...

  10. Adaptive Hierarchical Multiscale Framework for Modeling the Deformation of Ultra-Strong Nano-structured Materials

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    Ghoniem, Nasr M.

    , we plan to investigate the deformation characteris- tics of two classes of nano-structured materials. The proposed research will also impact graduate education world-wide by the developme

  11. Characterization of the effects of x-ray irradiation on the hierarchical structure and mechanical properties of human cortical bone

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    Barth, Holly; Zimmermann, Elizabeth; Schaible, Eric; Tang, Simon; Alliston, Tamara; Ritchie, Robert

    2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Bone comprises a complex structure of primarily collagen, hydroxyapatite and water, where each hierarchical structural level contributes to its strength, ductility and toughness. These properties, however, are degraded by irradiation, arising from medical therapy or bone-allograft sterilization. We provide here a mechanistic framework for how irradiation affects the nature and properties of human cortical bone over a range of characteristic (nano to macro) length-scales, following x-­ray exposures up to 630 kGy. Macroscopically, bone strength, ductility and fracture resistance are seen to be progressively degraded with increasing irradiation levels. At the micron-­scale, fracture properties, evaluated using in-situ scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron x-ray computed micro-tomography, provide mechanistic information on how cracks interact with the bone-matrix structure. At sub-micron scales, strength properties are evaluated with in-situ tensile tests in the synchrotron using small-/wide-angle x-ray scattering/diffraction, where strains are simultaneously measured in the macroscopic tissue, collagen fibrils and mineral. Compared to healthy bone, results show that the fibrillar strain is decreased by ~40% following 70 kGy exposures, consistent with significant stiffening and degradation of the collagen. We attribute the irradiation-­induced deterioration in mechanical properties to mechanisms at multiple length-scales, including changes in crack paths at micron-­scales, loss of plasticity from suppressed fibrillar sliding at sub-­micron scales, and the loss and damage of collagen at the nano-­scales, the latter being assessed using Raman and Fourier-Transform-Infrared spectroscopy and a fluorometric assay.

  12. Hierarchical Power Management with Application to Scheduling University of Southern California

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Hierarchical Power Management with Application to Scheduling Peng Rong University of Southern presented a hierarchical power management architecture which aims to facilitate power-awareness in an Energy-Managed Algorithms, Performance, Design, Experimentation. Keywords Hierarchical power management, application

  13. CABM Symposium Applications of NMR to structure-based drug design in structural

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    Powers, Robert

    CABM Symposium Applications of NMR to structure-based drug design in structural genomics Robert, structure-based drug design, structural genomics Abstract Structural genomics is poised to have a tremendous design in the era of structural genomics. Introduction Structure-based drug design has established itself

  14. Design Optimization of Structural Health Monitoring Systems

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    Flynn, Eric B. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Sensor networks drive decisions. Approach: Design networks to minimize the expected total cost (in a statistical sense, i.e. Bayes Risk) associated with making wrong decisions and with installing maintaining and running the sensor network itself. Search for optimal solutions using Monte-Carlo-Sampling-Adapted Genetic Algorithm. Applications include structural health monitoring and surveillance.

  15. CONTROL STRUCTURE DESIGN IN PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    CONTROL STRUCTURE DESIGN IN PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Karl Henrik Johansson Department of EECS of Automatic Control Lund University, Sweden tore@control.lth.se Abstract: The control configuration problem industrial control problems. Copyright c 2000 IFAC 1. INTRODUCTION Autonomy in process control systems

  16. Platform identification using Design Structure Matrices

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Platform identification using Design Structure Matrices Konstantinos Kalligeros* , Olivier de Weck identification of platform components at multiple levels of system aggregation, among variants within a family variables of the variants. We then introduce a novel algorithm for the identification of platform variables

  17. AHTR Mechanical, Structural, and Neutronic Preconceptual Design

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

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Scalable manufacturing of hierarchical nanostructures for thermal management

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    Love, Christopher J., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this thesis is a new simple and scalable process to make surface coatings that have multiple length scales, or hierarchical features. Typically, the formation of hierarchical structures involves multiple steps ...

  19. Structural Design Challenges in Design Certification Applications for New Reactors

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    Miranda, M.; Braverman, J.; Wei, X.; Hofmayer, C.; Xu, J.

    2011-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The licensing framework established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, “Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants,” provides requirements for standard design certifications (DCs) and combined license (COL) applications. The intent of this process is the early reso- lution of safety issues at the DC application stage. Subsequent COL applications may incorporate a DC by reference. Thus, the COL review will not reconsider safety issues resolved during the DC process. However, a COL application that incorporates a DC by reference must demonstrate that relevant site-specific de- sign parameters are confined within the bounds postulated by the DC, and any departures from the DC need to be justified. This paper provides an overview of structural design chal- lenges encountered in recent DC applications under the 10 CFR Part 52 process, in which the authors have participated as part of the safety review effort.

  20. Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa

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    Beimel, Amos

    Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa Abstract We consider the problem of threshold secret sharing in groups with hierarchical structure. In such settings, the secret is shared among and the presence of higher level participants is imperative to allow the recovery of the common secret. Even though

  1. Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa

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    Tassa, Tamir

    Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa Division of Computer Science, The Open University tassa@yahoo.com Abstract. We consider the problem of threshold secret sharing in groups with hierarchical structure. In such settings, the secret is shared among a group of participants

  2. Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa

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    Tassa, Tamir

    Hierarchical Threshold Secret Sharing Tamir Tassa December 6, 2006 Abstract We consider the problem of threshold secret sharing in groups with hierarchical structure. In such settings, the secret is shared among and the presence of higher level participants is imperative to allow the recovery of the common secret. Even though

  3. Integrated structural control design of large space structures

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    Allen, J.J.; Lauffer, J.P.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Active control of structures has been under intensive development for the last ten years. Reference 2 reviews much of the identification and control technology for structural control developed during this time. The technology was initially focused on space structure and weapon applications; however, recently the technology is also being directed toward applications in manufacturing and transportation. Much of this technology focused on multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) identification and control methodology because many of the applications require a coordinated control involving multiple disturbances and control objectives where multiple actuators and sensors are necessary for high performance. There have been many optimal robust control methods developed for the design of MIMO robust control laws; however, there appears to be a significant gap between the theoretical development and experimental evaluation of control and identification methods to address structural control applications. Many methods have been developed for MIMO identification and control of structures, such as the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm (ERA), Q-Markov Covariance Equivalent Realization (Q-Markov COVER) for identification; and, Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG), Frequency Weighted LQG and H-/ii-synthesis methods for control. Upon implementation, many of the identification and control methods have shown limitations such as the excitation of unmodelled dynamics and sensitivity to system parameter variations. As a result, research on methods which address these problems have been conducted.

  4. CEE 812 Structural Engineering Seminar Series Design and Construction

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    heavy industrial sectors, involved with project development, strategic analysis, engineering designCEE 812 ­ Structural Engineering Seminar Series Design and Construction of Energy Industry with energy industry structures, including nuclear power plants, wind turbines and foundations, and stacks

  5. Integrated structural and thermal design of an entry vehicle aeroshell 

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    Cochran, David Brian

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , a graphite / epoxy composite structure was designed based on the primary load conditions. Next, a thermal protection system (TPS) was added to the exterior of the vehicle. The second design featured a structurally integrated TPS. This new approach...

  6. Final Report of Optimization Algorithms for Hierarchical Problems, with Applications to Nanoporous Materials

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    Nash, Stephen G.

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The research focuses on the modeling and optimization of nanoporous materials. In systems with hierarchical structure that we consider, the physics changes as the scale of the problem is reduced and it can be important to account for physics at the fine level to obtain accurate approximations at coarser levels. For example, nanoporous materials hold promise for energy production and storage. A significant issue is the fabrication of channels within these materials to allow rapid diffusion through the material. One goal of our research is to apply optimization methods to the design of nanoporous materials. Such problems are large and challenging, with hierarchical structure that we believe can be exploited, and with a large range of important scales, down to atomistic. This requires research on large-scale optimization for systems that exhibit different physics at different scales, and the development of algorithms applicable to designing nanoporous materials for many important applications in energy production, storage, distribution, and use. Our research has two major research thrusts. The first is hierarchical modeling. We plan to develop and study hierarchical optimization models for nanoporous materials. The models have hierarchical structure, and attempt to balance the conflicting aims of model fidelity and computational tractability. In addition, we analyze the general hierarchical model, as well as the specific application models, to determine their properties, particularly those properties that are relevant to the hierarchical optimization algorithms. The second thrust was to develop, analyze, and implement a class of hierarchical optimization algorithms, and apply them to the hierarchical models we have developed. We adapted and extended the optimization-based multigrid algorithms of Lewis and Nash to the optimization models exemplified by the hierarchical optimization model. This class of multigrid algorithms has been shown to be a powerful tool for solving discretized optimization models. Our optimization models are multi-level models, however. They are more general, involving different governing equations at each level. A major aspect of this project was the development of flexible software that can be used to solve a variety of hierarchical optimization problems.

  7. Hierarchical Protein Folding Pathways: A Computational Study of Protein Fragments

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    Haspel, Nurit

    Hierarchical Protein Folding Pathways: A Computational Study of Protein Fragments Nurit Haspel,1 folding model. The model postulates that protein folding is a hierarchical top-down pro- cess. The basic words: protein folding; building blocks; pro- tein structure prediction; hierarchical folding; protein

  8. Synthesis and characterization of high-surface-area millimeter-sized silica beads with hierarchical multi-modal pore structure by the addition of agar

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    Han, Yosep; Choi, Junhyun [Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Engineering, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 561–756 (Korea, Republic of); Tong, Meiping, E-mail: tongmeiping@iee.pku.edu.cn [The Key Laboratory of Water and Sediment Sciences, Ministry of Education, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Kim, Hyunjung, E-mail: kshjkim@jbnu.ac.kr [Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Engineering, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 561–756 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Millimeter-sized spherical silica foams (SSFs) with hierarchical multi-modal pore structure featuring high specific surface area and ordered mesoporous frameworks were successfully prepared using aqueous agar addition, foaming and drop-in-oil processes. The pore-related properties of the prepared spherical silica (SSs) and SSFs were systematically characterized by field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), small-angle X-ray diffraction (SAXRD), Hg intrusion porosimetry, and N{sub 2} adsorption–desorption isotherm measurements. Improvements in the BET surface area and total pore volume were observed at 504 m{sup 2} g{sup ?1} and 5.45 cm{sup 3} g{sup ?1}, respectively, after an agar addition and foaming process. Despite the increase in the BET surface area, the mesopore wall thickness and the pore size of the mesopores generated from the block copolymer with agar addition were unchanged based on the SAXRD, TEM, and BJH methods. The SSFs prepared in the present study were confirmed to have improved BET surface area and micropore volume through the agar loading, and to exhibit interconnected 3-dimensional network macropore structure leading to the enhancement of total porosity and BET surface area via the foaming process. - Highlights: • Millimeter-sized spherical silica foams (SSFs) are successfully prepared. • SSFs exhibit high BET surface area and ordered hierarchical pore structure. • Agar addition improves BET surface area and micropore volume of SSFs. • Foaming process generates interconnected 3-D network macropore structure of SSFs.

  9. Applying "Design for Disassembly" to connection design in steel structures

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    Silverstein, Scott A. (Scott Aaron)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design for Disassembly (DfD), also known as Design for Deconstruction, is an emerging initiative of sustainable construction that favors disassembly over demolition, considering a building's full life cycle during the ...

  10. Elements of a pragmatic approach for dealing with bias and uncertainty in experiments through predictions : experiment design and data conditioning; %22real space%22 model validation and conditioning; hierarchical modeling and extrapolative prediction.

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    Romero, Vicente Jose

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report explores some important considerations in devising a practical and consistent framework and methodology for utilizing experiments and experimental data to support modeling and prediction. A pragmatic and versatile 'Real Space' approach is outlined for confronting experimental and modeling bias and uncertainty to mitigate risk in modeling and prediction. The elements of experiment design and data analysis, data conditioning, model conditioning, model validation, hierarchical modeling, and extrapolative prediction under uncertainty are examined. An appreciation can be gained for the constraints and difficulties at play in devising a viable end-to-end methodology. Rationale is given for the various choices underlying the Real Space end-to-end approach. The approach adopts and refines some elements and constructs from the literature and adds pivotal new elements and constructs. Crucially, the approach reflects a pragmatism and versatility derived from working many industrial-scale problems involving complex physics and constitutive models, steady-state and time-varying nonlinear behavior and boundary conditions, and various types of uncertainty in experiments and models. The framework benefits from a broad exposure to integrated experimental and modeling activities in the areas of heat transfer, solid and structural mechanics, irradiated electronics, and combustion in fluids and solids.

  11. Hierarchical quantum communication

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    Chitra Shukla; Anirban Pathak

    2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A general approach to study the hierarchical quantum information splitting (HQIS) is proposed and the same is used to systematically investigate the possibility of realizing HQIS using different classes of 4-qubit entangled states that are not connected by SLOCC. Explicit examples of HQIS using 4-qubit cluster state and 4-qubit |\\Omega> state are provided. Further, the proposed HQIS scheme is generalized to introduce two new aspects of hierarchical quantum communication. To be precise, schemes of probabilistic hierarchical quantum information splitting and hierarchical quantum secret sharing are obtained by modifying the proposed HQIS scheme. A number of practical situations where hierarchical quantum communication would be of use are also presented.

  12. Multidisciplinary structural design and optimization for performance, cost, and flexibility

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    Nadir, William David, 1979-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reducing cost and improving performance are two key factors in structural design. In the aerospace and automotive industries, this is particularly true with respect to design criteria such as strength, stiffness, mass, ...

  13. The design and construction of fabric structures

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    Fang, Rosemarie

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In its short history, fabric structures have fascinated architects and engineers alike. Architects appreciate their unusual shapes and forms while engineers delight in their "pure" structural expression. Capable of spanning ...

  14. Energy redistribution in hierarchical systems of oscillators

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    V. A. Danylenko; S. V. Mykulyak; S. I. Skurativskyi

    2015-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The article deals with the mathematical model for media with hierarchical structure. Using the hamiltonian formalism, the dynamical system describing the state of hierarchically connected structural elements was derived. According to the analysis of the Poincar\\'e sections, we found the localized quasi-periodic and chaotic trajectories in the three-level hierarchical model. Moreover, studies of correlation functions shown that the power spectrum for three-level model possesses local maxima characterizing temporal scales with strong correlation. Using the Fourier analysis of the solution's components, we have studied the distribution of energy injected in the system over hierarchical levels. Dynamical phenomena in the multi-level system were studied as well.

  15. Optimization Online - Concrete Structure Design Using Mixed ...

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    Andres Guerra

    2009-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 26, 2009 ... Abstract: We present a mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) formulation to achieve minimum-cost designs for reinforced concrete ...

  16. CIVE 452 Spring 1998 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

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    Eberhard, Marc O.

    CIVE 452 Spring 1998 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Instructor: M.O. Eberhard Office: 233 of concrete and steel (CIVE 363). The purpose of the course is to provide seniors with an introduction to the behavior and design of reinforced concrete structures. Course Outline Text Reading 1. Introduction Ch. 1, 2

  17. Hierarchical heterogeneity at the CeOx-TiO? interface: Electronic and geometric structural influence on the photocatalytic activity of oxide on oxide nanostructures

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    Luo, Si [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Nguyen-Phan, Thuy-Duong [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Johnston-Peck, Aaron C. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Barrio, Laura [CSIC - Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Madrid (Spain); Sallis, Shawn [Binghamton Univ., NY (United States); Arena, Dario A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Kundu, Shankhamala [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Xu, Wenqian [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Piper, Louis F. J. [Binghamton Univ., NY (United States); Stach, Eric A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Polyansky, Dmitry E. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Fujita, Etsuko [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rodriguez, José A. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); CSIC - Inst. de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica, Madrid (Spain); Senanayake, Sanjaya D. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Mixed oxide interfaces are critical for delivering active components of demanding catalytic processes such as the photo-catalytic splitting of water. We have studied CeOxTiO? catalysts with low ceria loadings of 1 wt%, 3 wt% and 6 wt% that were prepared with wet impregnation methods to favor a strong interaction between CeOx and TiO?. In these materials the interfaces between CeOx-TiO? have been sequentially loaded (1%, 3% and 6%), with and without Pt (0.5 wt%). The structure and properties of the catalysts were characterized using several X-ray and electron based techniques including XRD, XPS, UPS, NEXAFS, UV-Vis and HR-STEM/STEM-EELS, to unravel the local morphology, bulk structure, surface states and electronic structure. The combination of all these techniques allow us to analyze in a systematic way the complete structural and electronic properties that prevail at the CeOx-TiO? interface. Fluorite structured nano crystallites of ceria on anatase-structured titania were identified by both XRD and NEXAFS. A sequential increasing of the CeOx loading led to the formation of clusters, then plates and finally nano particles in a hierarchical manner on the TiO? support. The electronic structures of these catalysts indicate that the interaction between TiO? and CeO? is closely related to the local morphology of nanostructured CeO?. Ce³? cations were detected at the surface of CeO? and at the interface of the two oxides. In addition, the titania is perturbed by the interaction with ceria and also with Pt. The photocatalytic activity for the splitting of H?O using UV light was measured for these materials and correlated with our understanding of the electronic and structural properties. Optimal catalytic performance and photo response results were found for the 1 wt% CeOx-TiO? catalyst where low dimensional geometry of the ceria provided ideal electronic and geometrical properties. The structural and electronic properties of the interface were critical for the photocatalytic performance of this mixed-oxide nanocatalyst system.

  18. Hierarchical heterogeneity at the CeOx-TiO? interface: Electronic and geometric structural influence on the photocatalytic activity of oxide on oxide nanostructures

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    Luo, Si; Nguyen-Phan, Thuy-Duong; Johnston-Peck, Aaron C.; Barrio, Laura; Sallis, Shawn; Arena, Dario A.; Kundu, Shankhamala; Xu, Wenqian; Piper, Louis F. J.; Stach, Eric A.; et al

    2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Mixed oxide interfaces are critical for delivering active components of demanding catalytic processes such as the photo-catalytic splitting of water. We have studied CeOxTiO? catalysts with low ceria loadings of 1 wt%, 3 wt% and 6 wt% that were prepared with wet impregnation methods to favor a strong interaction between CeOx and TiO?. In these materials the interfaces between CeOx-TiO? have been sequentially loaded (1%, 3% and 6%), with and without Pt (0.5 wt%). The structure and properties of the catalysts were characterized using several X-ray and electron based techniques including XRD, XPS, UPS, NEXAFS, UV-Vis and HR-STEM/STEM-EELS, to unravelmore »the local morphology, bulk structure, surface states and electronic structure. The combination of all these techniques allow us to analyze in a systematic way the complete structural and electronic properties that prevail at the CeOx-TiO? interface. Fluorite structured nano crystallites of ceria on anatase-structured titania were identified by both XRD and NEXAFS. A sequential increasing of the CeOx loading led to the formation of clusters, then plates and finally nano particles in a hierarchical manner on the TiO? support. The electronic structures of these catalysts indicate that the interaction between TiO? and CeO? is closely related to the local morphology of nanostructured CeO?. Ce³? cations were detected at the surface of CeO? and at the interface of the two oxides. In addition, the titania is perturbed by the interaction with ceria and also with Pt. The photocatalytic activity for the splitting of H?O using UV light was measured for these materials and correlated with our understanding of the electronic and structural properties. Optimal catalytic performance and photo response results were found for the 1 wt% CeOx-TiO? catalyst where low dimensional geometry of the ceria provided ideal electronic and geometrical properties. The structural and electronic properties of the interface were critical for the photocatalytic performance of this mixed-oxide nanocatalyst system.« less

  19. Suitability of salvaged timber in structural design

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    Davis, James Brandon

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increased demand for timber construction in the United States has placed a strain on the American timber reserve. At the same time, the annual demolition of thousands of buildings and wood structures results in thousands ...

  20. Fabrication of hollow core carbon spheres with hierarchical nanoarchitecture for ultrahigh electrical charge storage

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    Pedersen, Tom

    .e., liquid crystal,30 polymer latices,31 or silica32­34 template with a hierarchical porous nano- structure nano- structure and hierarchical porosity of meso/macropores. Hollow core­mesoporous shell carbonFabrication of hollow core carbon spheres with hierarchical nanoarchitecture for ultrahigh

  1. Hierarchical Nanoceramics for Industrial Process Sensors

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    Ruud, James, A.; Brosnan, Kristen, H.; Striker, Todd; Ramaswamy, Vidya; Aceto, Steven, C.; Gao, Yan; Willson, Patrick, D.; Manoharan, Mohan; Armstrong, Eric, N., Wachsman, Eric, D.; Kao, Chi-Chang

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This project developed a robust, tunable, hierarchical nanoceramics materials platform for industrial process sensors in harsh-environments. Control of material structure at multiple length scales from nano to macro increased the sensing response of the materials to combustion gases. These materials operated at relatively high temperatures, enabling detection close to the source of combustion. It is anticipated that these materials can form the basis for a new class of sensors enabling widespread use of efficient combustion processes with closed loop feedback control in the energy-intensive industries. The first phase of the project focused on materials selection and process development, leading to hierarchical nanoceramics that were evaluated for sensing performance. The second phase focused on optimizing the materials processes and microstructures, followed by validation of performance of a prototype sensor in a laboratory combustion environment. The objectives of this project were achieved by: (1) synthesizing and optimizing hierarchical nanostructures; (2) synthesizing and optimizing sensing nanomaterials; (3) integrating sensing functionality into hierarchical nanostructures; (4) demonstrating material performance in a sensing element; and (5) validating material performance in a simulated service environment. The project developed hierarchical nanoceramic electrodes for mixed potential zirconia gas sensors with increased surface area and demonstrated tailored electrocatalytic activity operable at high temperatures enabling detection of products of combustion such as NOx close to the source of combustion. Methods were developed for synthesis of hierarchical nanostructures with high, stable surface area, integrated catalytic functionality within the structures for gas sensing, and demonstrated materials performance in harsh lab and combustion gas environments.

  2. Structural Design Criteria Irving J. Zatz, PPPL

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    unresolvable behavior, perform detailed analysis to determine limit load and apply safety factor of 2 #12 difference in principal stresses · On an S-n curve, allowable stress amplitude limited to the lesser of: ­ 1 and combined via a linear damage relationship and based on the design S-n curve ­ For FIRE, the 3000 full power

  3. 13.122 Ship Structural Analysis & Design, Spring 2003

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    Burke, David V.

    Ship longitudinal strength and hull primary stresses. Ship structural design concepts. Effect of superstructures and dissimilar materials on primary strength. Transverse shear stresses in the hull girder. Torsional strength ...

  4. Motion based seismic design and loss estimation of diagrid structures

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    Liptack, Robert J. (Robert Jeffrey)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diagrids are becoming an increasingly popular structural system in high rise design and construction. Little research has been performed on the seismic performance of Diagrids and how it integrates with seismic loss ...

  5. Optimal Fractal-Like Hierarchical Honeycombs Ramin Oftadeh,1

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    Vaziri, Ashkan

    .e., zeroth) to fourth order hierarchical honeycombs fabricated using 3D printing. The physical thickness of the structures is constant, tn ¼ 2 mm, because of the limitations of the 3D printing. To maintain the structure

  6. Hierarchical Analysis of the Omega Ontology

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    Joslyn, Cliff A.; Paulson, Patrick R.

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Initial delivery for mathematical analysis of the Omega Ontology. We provide an analysis of the hierarchical structure of a version of the Omega Ontology currently in use within the US Government. After providing an initial statistical analysis of the distribution of all link types in the ontology, we then provide a detailed order theoretical analysis of each of the four main hierarchical links present. This order theoretical analysis includes the distribution of components and their properties, their parent/child and multiple inheritance structure, and the distribution of their vertical ranks.

  7. Hierarchical Economic Optimization of Oil Production from Petroleum Reservoirs

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    Hierarchical Economic Optimization of Oil Production from Petroleum Reservoirs Gijs M. van Essen-dirk.jansen@shell.com). Abstract: In oil production waterflooding is a popular recovery technology, which involves the injection daily production is generally neglected. To resolve this, a hierarchical optimization structure

  8. Structural Design Feasibility Study for the Global Climate Experiment

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    Lewin,K.F.; Nagy, J.

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neon, Inc. is proposing to establish a Global Change Experiment (GCE) Facility to increase our understanding of how ecological systems differ in their vulnerability to changes in climate and other relevant global change drivers, as well as provide the mechanistic basis for forecasting ecological change in the future. The experimental design was initially envisioned to consist of two complementary components; (A) a multi-factor experiment manipulating CO{sub 2}, temperature and water availability and (B) a water balance experiment. As the design analysis and cost estimates progressed, it became clear that (1) the technical difficulties of obtaining tight temperature control and maintaining elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels within an enclosure were greater than had been expected and (2) the envisioned study would not fit into the expected budget envelope if this was done in a partially or completely enclosed structure. After discussions between NEON management, the GCE science team, and Keith Lewin, NEON, Inc. requested Keith Lewin to expand the scope of this design study to include open-field exposure systems. In order to develop the GCE design to the point where it can be presented within a proposal for funding, a feasibility study of climate manipulation structures must be conducted to determine design approaches and rough cost estimates, and to identify advantages and disadvantages of these approaches including the associated experimental artifacts. NEON, Inc requested this design study in order to develop concepts for the climate manipulation structures to support the NEON Global Climate Experiment. This study summarizes the design concepts considered for constructing and operating the GCE Facility and their associated construction, maintenance and operations costs. Comparisons and comments about experimental artifacts, construction challenges and operational uncertainties are provided to assist in selecting the final facility design. The overall goal of this report is to provide a cost and technological basis for selection of the appropriate GCE Facility design.

  9. Parallel hierarchical radiosity rendering

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    Carter, M.

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this dissertation, the step-by-step development of a scalable parallel hierarchical radiosity renderer is documented. First, a new look is taken at the traditional radiosity equation, and a new form is presented in which the matrix of linear system coefficients is transformed into a symmetric matrix, thereby simplifying the problem and enabling a new solution technique to be applied. Next, the state-of-the-art hierarchical radiosity methods are examined for their suitability to parallel implementation, and scalability. Significant enhancements are also discovered which both improve their theoretical foundations and improve the images they generate. The resultant hierarchical radiosity algorithm is then examined for sources of parallelism, and for an architectural mapping. Several architectural mappings are discussed. A few key algorithmic changes are suggested during the process of making the algorithm parallel. Next, the performance, efficiency, and scalability of the algorithm are analyzed. The dissertation closes with a discussion of several ideas which have the potential to further enhance the hierarchical radiosity method, or provide an entirely new forum for the application of hierarchical methods.

  10. ORE 630 Structural Analysis in Ocean Engineering Designation

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    Frandsen, Jannette B.

    ORE 630 Structural Analysis in Ocean Engineering Designation Offshore Engineering Required Course to Program Outcomes Program Outcome 2: Basic science, mathematics, & engineering Program Outcome 4: Ocean engineering specialization Program Outcome 5: Use of latest tools in ocean engineering Program Outcome 6

  11. Experimental Response of Buildings Designed with Metallic Structural Fuses. II

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    Bruneau, Michel

    at the University at Buffalo, which consists of a three-story frame designed with buckling-restrained braces BRBs in a net reduction on the response of the structural sys- tem in terms of lateral displacements, compared to response of the system without dampers. Accelerations and lateral forces are ei- ther increased or reduced

  12. Supplementary Information MODELING HIERARCHICALLY STRUCTURED

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    Lisal, Martin

    (DEA), University of Trieste, via Valerio 10, 34127 Trieste, Italy. c Department of Physics, Faculty MOSE-DEA, University of Trieste, Italy # These authors equally contributed to this work TABLE

  13. Bioinspired, mechanical, deterministic fractal model for hierarchical suture joints

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    Boyce, Mary Cunningham

    Many biological systems possess hierarchical and fractal-like interfaces and joint structures that bear and transmit loads, absorb energy, and accommodate growth, respiration, and/or locomotion. In this paper, an elastic ...

  14. A hierarchical circuit extractor

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    Ledbetter, William Burl

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchical Circuit Extractor (May 1982) William Burl Ledbetter Jr. , B. S. , Texas ASM University Co-Chairmen of Advisory Committee: Dr. Phil S. Noe and Dr. Noel R. Strader This thesi s describes the development of a hierarchical circuit extraction.... ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. N. R. Strader for his help in the preparation of this thesis and for the use of his rasteri zer in LEXTRACT. I also thank Dr. P. S. Noe, Dr. P. E. Allen, and Dr. W. M. Lively for serving on my...

  15. HIERARCHICAL STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR INTERACTIVE

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    Tobagi, Fouad

    HIERARCHICAL STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR INTERACTIVE VIDEO­ON­DEMAND Shueng­Han Gary Chan and Fouad A; Hierarchical Storage Systems for Interactive Video­On­Demand Shueng­Han Gary Chan and Fouad A. Tobagi Technical­9040 pubs@shasta.stanford.edu Abstract On­demand video servers based on hierarchical storage systems

  16. Design of Accelerator Online Simulator Server Using Structured Data

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    Shen, Guobao; /Brookhaven; Chu, Chungming; /SLAC; Wu, Juhao; /SLAC; Kraimer, Martin; /Argonne

    2012-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Model based control plays an important role for a modern accelerator during beam commissioning, beam study, and even daily operation. With a realistic model, beam behaviour can be predicted and therefore effectively controlled. The approach used by most current high level application environments is to use a built-in simulation engine and feed a realistic model into that simulation engine. Instead of this traditional monolithic structure, a new approach using a client-server architecture is under development. An on-line simulator server is accessed via network accessible structured data. With this approach, a user can easily access multiple simulation codes. This paper describes the design, implementation, and current status of PVData, which defines the structured data, and PVAccess, which provides network access to the structured data.

  17. Hierarchical carbon fiber composites with radially aligned carbon nanotubes : preservation of in-plane tensile properties

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    Li, Richard, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchical carbon-nanotube (CNT)-based composites have significant potential to expand the performance and functionality of aerospace composite structures. Notably, circumferentially aligned CNT arrays have previously ...

  18. Hierarchical and size dependent mechanical properties of silica and silicon nanostructures inspired by diatom algae

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    García, Andre Phillipé

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biology implements fundamental principles that allow for attractive mechanical properties, as observed in biomineralized structures. For example, diatom algae contain nanoporous hierarchical silicified shells that provide ...

  19. Structural design criteria for high heat flux components.

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    Majumdar, S.

    1999-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The high temperature design rules of the ITER Structural Design Criteria (ISDC), are applied to first wall designs with high heat flux. The maximum coolant pressure and surface heat flux capabilities are shown to be determined not only by the mechanical properties of the first wall material but also by the details of the blanket design. In a high power density self-cooled lithium blanket, the maximum primary stress in the first wall is controlled by many of the geometrical parameters of the blanket, such as, first wall span, first wall curvature, first wall thickness, side wall thickness, and second wall thickness. The creep ratcheting lifetime of the first wall is also shown to be controlled by many of the same geometrical parameters as well as the coolant temperature. According to most high temperature design codes, the time-dependent primary membrane stress allowable are based on the average temperature (ignoring thermal stress). Such a procedure may sometimes be unconservative, particularly for embrittled first walls with large temperature gradients. The effect of secondary (thermal) stresses on the accumulation of creep deformation is illustrated with a vanadium alloy flat plate first wall design.

  20. Structure and Design a Finance Program with Loan Loss Reserve Funds

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    The process for structuring and designing a finance program with a loan loss reserve (LLR) fund typically includes research and preparing a finance program design document.

  1. Hazard consistent structural demands and in-structure design response spectra

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    Houston, Thomas W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Costantino, Michael C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Costantino, Carl J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current analysis methodology for the Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) analysis of nuclear facilities is specified in ASCE Standard 4. This methodology is based on the use of deterministic procedures with the intention that enough conservatism is included in the specified procedures to achieve an 80% probability of non-exceedance in the computed response of a Structure, System. or Component for given a mean seismic design input. Recently developed standards are aimed at achieving performance-based, risk consistent seismic designs that meet specified target performance goals. These design approaches rely upon accurately characterizing the probability (hazard) level of system demands due to seismic loads consistent with Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses. This paper examines the adequacy of the deterministic SSI procedures described in ASCE 4-98 to achieve an 80th percentile of Non-Exceedance Probability (NEP) in structural demand, given a mean seismic input motion. The study demonstrates that the deterministic procedures provide computed in-structure response spectra that are near or greater than the target 80th percentile NEP for site profiles other than those resulting in high levels of radiation damping. The deterministic procedures do not appear to be as robust in predicting peak accelerations, which correlate to structural demands within the structure.

  2. Oberseminar -20.12.2004 A Hierarchical Model for simulating

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    Harting, Jens

    ;Motivation: HPC 10-2 10-3 10-4 10-5 10-6 lnP(s) ln(s) sand cement silica fume gravel P(r) = ar-b rmin Granular Media. ­ p. #12;Apollonian Packing b 3.5 in 3D Oberseminar - 20.12.2004 A Hierarchical Model for simulating very polydisperse Granular Media. ­ p. #12;Local packing We use the hierarchical structure

  3. Polynomial continuation in the design of deployable structures

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    Viquerat, Andrew David

    2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    (De Focatiis & Guest, 2002). Some of the most interesting applications are to be found in satellite design, in which deployable booms, masts, antennae, radars and solar arrays are commonplace. These deployable structures are launched in the stowed... -Gru??bler-Kutzbach criterion. An example of the deployment of such an overconstrained mechanism is given in Figure 1.7. De- ployable frames have been proposed for use in space applications (Chen & You, 2006a,b) (in particular panel and antenna deployment (Pellegrino et al...

  4. Designing Allosteric Control into Enzymes by Chemical Rescue of Structure

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    Deckert, Katelyn; Budiardjo, S. Jimmy; Brunner, Luke C.; Lovell, Scott; Karanicolas, John (Kansas)

    2012-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Ligand-dependent activity has been engineered into enzymes for purposes ranging from controlling cell morphology to reprogramming cellular signaling pathways. Where these successes have typically fused a naturally allosteric domain to the enzyme of interest, here we instead demonstrate an approach for designing a de novo allosteric effector site directly into the catalytic domain of an enzyme. This approach is distinct from traditional chemical rescue of enzymes in that it relies on disruption and restoration of structure, rather than active site chemistry, as a means to achieve modulate function. We present two examples, W33G in a {beta}-glycosidase enzyme ({beta}-gly) and W492G in a {beta}-glucuronidase enzyme ({beta}-gluc), in which we engineer indole-dependent activity into enzymes by removing a buried tryptophan side chain that serves as a buttress for the active site architecture. In both cases, we observe a loss of function, and in both cases we find that the subsequent addition of indole can be used to restore activity. Through a detailed analysis of {beta}-gly W33G kinetics, we demonstrate that this rescued enzyme is fully functionally equivalent to the corresponding wild-type enzyme. We then present the apo and indole-bound crystal structures of {beta}-gly W33G, which together establish the structural basis for enzyme inactivation and rescue. Finally, we use this designed switch to modulate {beta}-glycosidase activity in living cells using indole. Disruption and recovery of protein structure may represent a general technique for introducing allosteric control into enzymes, and thus may serve as a starting point for building a variety of bioswitches and sensors.

  5. CONCRETE STRUCTURE DESIGN USING MIXED-INTEGER NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING WITH COMPLEMENTARITY

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    CONCRETE STRUCTURE DESIGN USING MIXED-INTEGER NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING WITH COMPLEMENTARITY programming (MINLP) formulation to achieve mini- mum-cost designs for reinforced concrete (RC) structures for concrete, steel reinforcing bars, and formwork according to typical contractor methods. Restrictions

  6. Engineering Design of a Multipurpose X-band Accelerating Structure

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    Gudkov, Dmitry; Samoshkin, Alexander; Zennaro, Riccardo; Dehler, Micha; Raguin, Jean-Yves

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Both FEL projects, SwissFEL and Fermi-Elettra each require an X-band RF accelerating structure for optimal bunch compression at the respective injectors. As the CLIC project is pursuing a program for producing and testing the X-band high-gradient RF structures, a collaboration between PSI, Elettra and CERN has been established to build a multipurpose X-band accelerating structure. This paper focuses on its engineering design, which is based on the disked cells jointed together by diffusion bonding. Vacuum brazing and laser beam welding is used for auxiliary components. The accelerating structure consists of two coupler subassemblies, 73 disks and includes a wakefield monitor and diagnostic waveguides. The engineering study includes the external cooling system, consisting of two parallel cooling circuits and an RF tuning system, which allows phase advance tuning of the cell by deforming the outer wall. The engineering solution for the installation and sealing of the wake field monitor feed-through devices that...

  7. Demonstrating Structural Adequacy of Nuclear Power Plant Containment Structures for Beyond Design-Basis Pressure Loadings

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    Braverman, J.I.; Morante, R.

    2010-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT Demonstrating the structural integrity of U.S. nuclear power plant (NPP) containment structures, for beyond design-basis internal pressure loadings, is necessary to satisfy Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements and performance goals. This paper discusses methods for demonstrating the structural adequacy of the containment for beyond design-basis pressure loadings. Three distinct evaluations are addressed: (1) estimating the ultimate pressure capacity of the containment structure (10 CFR 50 and US NRC Standard Review Plan, Section 3.8) ; (2) demonstrating the structural adequacy of the containment subjected to pressure loadings associated with combustible gas generation (10 CFR 52 and 10 CFR 50); and (3) demonstrating the containment structural integrity for severe accidents (10 CFR 52 as well as SECY 90-016, SECY 93-087, and related NRC staff requirements memoranda (SRMs)). The paper describes the technical basis for specific aspects of the methods presented. It also presents examples of past issues identified in licensing activities related to these evaluations.

  8. Visualizing non-hierarchical and hierarchical cluster analyses with

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    Schonlau, Matt

    are impractical when the data set is large. For non-hierarchical cluster algorithms (e.g. Kmeans) a graph like implementations of the Kmeans algorithm. A data set related to asbestos claims and the Thailand Landmine Data-hierarchical, large data, Kmeans algorithm #12;2 1 Introduction The purpose of cluster analysis is to cluster

  9. INVERSE PROTEIN FOLDING, HIERARCHICAL OPTIMISATION

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    Halligan, Daniel

    INVERSE PROTEIN FOLDING, HIERARCHICAL OPTIMISATION AND TIE KNOTS Thomas M. A. Fink st. john Introduction 3 1.1 Inverse Protein Folding 3 1.2 Hierarchical Optimisation 5 1.3 Tie Knots 6 1.4 Schematic Organisation 6 1.5 Publications 9 2 Protein Folding, Inverse Protein Folding and Energy Landscapes 10 2

  10. Software design implementation document for TRAC-M data structures

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    Jolly-Woodruff, S. [Ogden Environmental and Energy Services (United States); Mahaffy, J. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States); Giguere, P.; Dearing, J.; Boyack, B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC)-M system-wide and component data structures are to be reimplemented by using the new features of Fortran 90 (F90). There will be no changes to the conceptual design, data flow, or computational flow with respect to the current TRAC-P, except that readability, maintainability, and extensibility will be improved. However, the task described here is a basic step that does not meet all future needs of the code, especially regarding extensibility. TRAC-M will be fully functional and will produce null computational changes with respect to TRAC-P, Version 5.4.25; computational efficiency will not be degraded significantly. The existing component and functional modularity and possibilities for coarse-grained parallelism will be retained.

  11. Ninth DOD/NASA/FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design, volume 3

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    Soderquist, J.R.; Neri, L.M.; Bohon, H.L.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication contains the proceedings of the Ninth DOD/NASA/FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design held at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, during 4-7 Nov. 1991. Presentations were made in the following areas of composite structural design: perspectives in composites, design methodology, design applications, design criteria, supporting technology, damage tolerance, and manufacturing. Separate abstracts have been prepared for articles from this report.

  12. Multiscale modeling and simulation of deformation and failure mechanisms of hierarchical alpha-helical protein materials

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    Bertaud, Jeremie

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alpha-helical (AH) protein structures are critical building blocks of life, representing the key constituents of biological materials such as cells, hair, hoof and wool, where they assemble to form hierarchical structures. ...

  13. Conversion of Ethanol to Hydrocarbons on Hierarchical HZSM-5 Zeolites

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    Ramasamy, Karthikeyan K.; Zhang, He; Sun, Junming; Wang, Yong

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study reports synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity of the nano-size hierarchical HZSM-5 zeolite with high mesoporosity produced via a solvent evaporation procedure. Further, this study compares hierarchical zeolites with conventional HZSM-5 zeolite with similar Si/Al ratios for the ethanol-to-hydrocarbon conversion process. The catalytic performance of the hierarchical and conventional zeolites was evaluated using a fixed-bed reactor at 360 °C, 300 psig, and a weight hourly space velocity of 7.9 h-1. For the low Si/Al ratio zeolite (~40), the catalytic life-time for the hierarchical HZSM-5 was approximately 2 times greater than the conventional HZSM-5 despite its coking amount deposited 1.6 times higher than conventional HZSM-5. For the high Si/Al ratio zeolite (~140), the catalytic life-time for the hierarchical zeolite was approximately 5 times greater than the conventional zeolite and the amount of coking deposited was 2.1 times higher. Correlation was observed between catalyst life time, porosity, and the crystal size of the zeolite. The nano-size hierarchical HZSM-5 zeolites containing mesoporosity demonstrated improved catalyst life-time compared to the conventional catalyst due to faster removal of products, shorter diffusion path length, and the migration of the coke deposits to the external surface from the pore structure.

  14. A modular object-oriented framework for hierarchical multi-resolution robot simulation

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    Treuille, Adrien

    of a commercial industrial robot. KEYWORDS: Robot simulation; Object orientation; Hierarchical simulation. 1 available today are more concerned with robot task programming applications rather than design. WhileA modular object-oriented framework for hierarchical multi- resolution robot simulation Sanghoon

  15. Hierarchical Silica Nanostructures Inspired by Diatom Algae Yield Superior Deformability, Toughness, and Strength

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    Buehler, Markus J.

    Hierarchical Silica Nanostructures Inspired by Diatom Algae Yield Superior Deformability, Toughness algae that is mainly composed of amorphous silica, which features a hierarchical structure that ranges in diatom algae as a basis to study a bioinspired nanoporous material implemented in crystalline silica. We

  16. Design of a building structural skin using multi-objective optimization techniques

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    Merello, Riccardo

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-disciplinary System Design Optimization was used to design the geometry and to select the materials for the structural facade of a building. A multi-objective optimization model was developed, capable of optimizing ...

  17. Optimized design and structural analysis of a non-pressurized manned submersible

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    Shepard, Kenneth (Kenneth S.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents an approach to the structural design and optimization of a non-pressurized manned submersible (NPMS), a type of fully "flooded" submersible based on a SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Design Concept. Using ...

  18. Risk and Performance Based Fire Safety Design of Steel and Composite Structures 

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    Lange, David

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the development of performance based design on a proper scientific basis the use of the concept of risk is inevitable. However, the application of this concept to actual structural design is not simple because of the ...

  19. Direct hierarchical assembly of nanoparticles

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    Xu, Ting; Zhao, Yue; Thorkelsson, Kari

    2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides hierarchical assemblies of a block copolymer, a bifunctional linking compound and a nanoparticle. The block copolymers form one micro-domain and the nanoparticles another micro-domain.

  20. A Bayesian experimental design approach to structural health monitoring

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    Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Flynn, Eric [UCSD; Todd, Michael [UCSD

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimal system design for SHM involves two primarily challenges. The first is the derivation of a proper performance function for a given system design. The second is the development of an efficient optimization algorithm for choosing a design that maximizes, or nearly maximizes the performance function. In this paper we will outline how an SHM practitioner can construct the proper performance function by casting the entire design problem into a framework of Bayesian experimental design. The approach demonstrates how the design problem necessarily ties together all steps of the SHM process.

  1. The design and analysis of tension fabric structures

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    Son, Miriam Euni

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although tensioned fabric structures are increasingly in demand, since they are comparatively new to the engineering world, there are relatively limited resources available about such structures. This report reviews the ...

  2. The effects of integrating formwork knowledge and experience with structural design of reinforced concrete structures on project outcome

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    Arditzoglou, Artemis Yani

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fragmentation in design and construction has been a main cause of failures in reinforced concrete structures. This fragmentation is attributed to the complex nature of projects and the lack of communication and clear responsibility definition among...

  3. aircraft structural design: Topics by E-print Network

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

    system for aging aircraft Giurgiutiu, Victor 100 The 2011 Cessna Aircraft CompanyRaytheon Missile Systems DesignBuildFly Competition Flyoff was held at TIMPA Field in...

  4. CellVisualizer : exploring hierarchical, multi-dimensional data with applications to high-throughput microscopy

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    Kang, InHan

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we present a system for visualizing hierarchical, multi-dimensional, memory-intensive datasets. Specifically, we designed an interactive system to visualize data collected by high-throughput microscopy and ...

  5. A Support Vector Method for Hierarchical Asa Ben-Hur

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    Siegelmann , Hava T

    algorithms are usually limited in their expressive power, i.e. a certain cluster structure is assumed. The points inside each separate piece are interpreted as beloging to the same cluster. The hierarchical, with , the input space. Using a nonlinear transformation from to some high dimensional feature-space, we look

  6. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF POWER-EFFICIENT WIRELESS SENSING UNITS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH

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    Stanford University

    unit is designed not only for reliable communication of response measurements but also for power1 DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF POWER-EFFICIENT WIRELESS SENSING UNITS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING is intended to 1) collect measurement data from the sensors installed on a structure, 2) store, manage

  7. Seismic Screening, Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Design Provisions for Wood-Framed Structures

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    Gupta, Rakesh

    Seismic Screening, Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Design Provisions for Wood-Framed Structures Preston Baxter, M.ASCE1 ; Thomas H. Miller, M.ASCE2 ; and Rakesh Gupta, M.ASCE3 Abstract: Seismic Database subject headings: Seismic analysis; Seismic design; Wood structures; Shear walls; Diaphragms

  8. Procedure for developing biological input for the design, location, or modification of water-intake structures

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    Neitzel, D.A.; McKenzie, D.H.

    1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To minimize adverse impact on aquatic ecosystems resulting from the operation of water intake structures, design engineers must have relevant information on the behavior, physiology and ecology of local fish and shellfish. Identification of stimulus/response relationships and the environmental factors that influence them is the first step in incorporating biological information in the design, location or modification of water intake structures. A procedure is presented in this document for providing biological input to engineers who are designing, locating or modifying a water intake structure. The authors discuss sources of stimuli at water intakes, historical approaches in assessing potential/actual impact and review biological information needed for intake design.

  9. Studies on Hazard Characterization for Performance-based Structural Design 

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    Wang, Yue

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -based design procedures. This research examined and extended the state-of-the-art in hazard characterization (wind and surge) and risk-based design procedures (seismic). State-of-the-art hurricane models (including wind field, tracking and decay models...

  10. PID plus fuzzy controller structures as a design base for industrial applications

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    Reznik, Leon

    PID plus fuzzy controller structures as a design base for industrial applications Leonid Reznik Abstract This paper investigates the practical ways of designing effective combinations of classical PID projects, which are studied in greater detail. The first one includes the design of a FC supervising a PID

  11. The structure of conservation : experiments in representing design knowledge for arid lands design

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    Bennett, Andrew M. (Andrew Michael)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes, through a multi-layered exploration, the development of a system of computer tools for architects. The research consists of a series of "design sessions" in the context of a desert design problem. The ...

  12. Programming Hierarchical Supramolecular Nanostructures by Molecular Design

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    Gao, Hongjun

    Lingenfelder,, Stefano Fabris,§ Guido Fratesi,§, Riccardo Ferrando, Thomas Classen,,¶ Klaus Kern functional theory calculations, and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations are used to characterize and rationalize

  13. Incremental Hierarchical Clustering of Text Documents

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    Gordon, Geoffrey J.

    distribution is demonstrated. 1 Introduction Document clustering is an effective tool to manage informationIncremental Hierarchical Clustering of Text Documents by Nachiketa Sahoo Adviser: Jamie Callan May 5, 2006 Abstract Incremental hierarchical text document clustering algorithms are important

  14. Manufacturing and fracture of hierarchical composite materials enhanced with aligned carbon nanotubes

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    Wicks, Sunny S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchical advanced composite structures comprised of both nano- and micro-scale fibers are currently being studied as next-generation materials for multifunctional aerospace applications. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an ...

  15. accelerating structure design: Topics by E-print Network

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    contract No. DE-AC02-76CH00016. Abstract A common coil design concept for 2-in-1 superconduct- ing Gupta, Ramesh 103 New model for auroral acceleration: O-shaped potential...

  16. Experimental design for study of nucleate boiling in porous structures

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    Kelley, Mitchell Joseph

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The superheat required to initiate nucleate boiling inside porous wicks is not well understood in practice. This thesis reports the design of an experimental setup for investigating the onset of vapor nucleation in sintered ...

  17. Accelerating Structure design and fabrication For KIPT and PAL XFEL

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    Hou, Mi; Pei, Shilun

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ANL and the National Science Center "Kharkov Institute of Physics Technology" (NSC KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine) jointly proposed to design and build a 100MeV/100KW linear accelerator which will be used to drive the neutron source subcritical assembly. Now the linac was almost assembled in KIPT by the team from Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP, Beijing, China). The design and measurement result of the accelerating system of the linac will be described in this paper.

  18. Implementing Fast Hierarchical Back Projection Jason Chang

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    Willsky, Alan S.

    Implementing Fast Hierarchical Back Projection Jason Chang ECE 558 ­ Final Project Paper May 9, 2007 #12;Implementing Fast Hierarchical Back Projection Chang ii Abstract ­ Filtered back projection implemented in this project, called fast hierarchical back projection (FHBP), was proposed in [1] as a fast

  19. Maintenance-based design of concrete parking structures

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    Stoakes, Christopher D. (Christopher David)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to determine what type of preventative maintenance for a concrete parking structure will produce the maximum economic benefit. Existing models for concrete deterioration are analyzed for their ...

  20. Multiscale structural and mechanical design of mineralized biocomposites

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    Bruet, Benjamin J. F. (Benjamin Jean Fernand), 1980-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gastropod mollusk nacre tablets and Polypterus senegalus armored scales share common features such as a very complex and changing structure spanning several length scales. The smallest building blocks are single crystals, ...

  1. An application of performance goal based method for the design and evaluation of structures

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    Conrads, T.J.

    1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes an application of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) performance goal based method for the design and evaluation of structures, systems, and components (SSCS) at Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH). The philosophy on which DOE`s method is based has been employed to construct a graded approach to the minimum structural design and evaluation criteriz@ used at the DOE Hanford Site that complies with the DOE Order 54E;0.28, Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation. The FDH structural design and evaluation criteria applies to both nuclear and non-nuclear SSCs that are not covered by a reactor safety analysis report.

  2. Concrete Structure Design Using Mixed-Integer Nonlinear ...

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    2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 24, 2009 ... we find an average cost savings over typical-practice design ... The demand on the RC elements in terms of displacements and forces depends on ... forces provided by the concrete, elastic-perfectly plastic material response ...... function values to find the best locally optimal solution, we use only the initial ...

  3. I. INTRODUCTION Hierarchical Adaptive Kalman

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    I. INTRODUCTION Hierarchical Adaptive Kalman Filtering for Interplanetary Orbit Determination of Texas at Austin A modular and flexibleapproach to adaptive Kalman filtering has recently been introduced using the framework of a mixture-of-experts regulated by a gating network. Each expert is a Kalman

  4. Hierarchical Adaptive Dynamic Power Management

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    Hierarchical Adaptive Dynamic Power Management Zhiyuan Ren, Member, IEEE, Bruce H. Krogh, Fellow, IEEE, and Radu Marculescu, Member, IEEE Abstract--Dynamic power management aims at extending battery management strategies can lead to poor performance or unnecessary power consumption when there are wide

  5. Lattice-structures and constructs with designed thermal expansion coefficients

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    Spadaccini, Christopher; Hopkins, Jonathan

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A thermal expansion-managed lattice structure having a plurality of unit cells each having flexure bearing-mounted tabs supported on a base and actuated by thermal expansion of an actuator having a thermal expansion coefficient greater than the base and arranged so that the tab is inwardly displaced into a base cavity. The flexure bearing-mounted tabs are connected to other flexure-bearing-mounted tabs of adjacent unit cells so that the adjacent unit cells are spaced from each other to accommodate thermal expansion of individual unit cells while maintaining a desired bulk thermal expansion coefficient of the lattice structure as a whole.

  6. Efficient scalable algorithms for hierarchically semiseparable matrices

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    Wang, Shen; Xia, Jianlin; Situ, Yingchong; Hoop, Maarten V. de

    2011-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchically semiseparable (HSS) matrix algorithms are emerging techniques in constructing the superfast direct solvers for both dense and sparse linear systems. Here, we develope a set of novel parallel algorithms for the key HSS operations that are used for solving large linear systems. These include the parallel rank-revealing QR factorization, the HSS constructions with hierarchical compression, the ULV HSS factorization, and the HSS solutions. The HSS tree based parallelism is fully exploited at the coarse level. The BLACS and ScaLAPACK libraries are used to facilitate the parallel dense kernel operations at the #12;ne-grained level. We have appplied our new parallel HSS-embedded multifrontal solver to the anisotropic Helmholtz equations for seismic imaging, and were able to solve a linear system with 6.4 billion unknowns using 4096 processors, in about 20 minutes. The classical multifrontal solver simply failed due to high demand of memory. To our knowledge, this is the #12;first successful demonstration of employing the HSS algorithms in solving the truly large-scale real-world problems. Our parallel strategies can be easily adapted to the parallelization of the other rank structured methods.

  7. ITER Engineering Design Activities -R & DITER-Magnets and Structures

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    (done in L-1) the manufacturing defines appropriate tolerance targets, procedures and quality control the plasma against resistive wall mode instabilities. The magnet system weighs, in total, about 8,700 t quantities of Nb3Sn strand to a uniform quality; ¥ jacketing of a cable of this strand to provide structural

  8. Integrated structural and thermal design of an entry vehicle aeroshell

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    Cochran, David Brian

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    temperature no greater than 1000 'F (538 'C). The concept that was selected for temperatures between 1000 - 1800 'F (538 - 982 'C) was known as the "superalloy honeycomb prepackaged" concept. Finally, the concept chosen for areas that reached temperatures... Conclusions and Recommendations 52 53 53 54 56 56 57 REFERENCES . APPENDIX A 58 60 APPENDIX B APPENDIX C 71 APPENDIX D VITA . 104 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Orbital Vehicle Aeroshell. Page Space Shuttle Wing Leading Edge Design. Sandwich...

  9. Design of Wireless Sensor Units with Embedded Statistical Time-Series Damage Detection Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring

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    Stanford University

    A low-cost wireless sensing unit is designed and fabricated for deployment in a structural monitoring progresses towards performance-based design principles, structural monitoring systems can provide extensive

  10. Development of load and resistance factor design for FRP strengthening of reinforced concrete structures

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    Atadero, Rebecca Anne

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design for FRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete. In 7 thFRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structure; Shield, C.K. ,G.C. Fatigue Performance of Concrete Beams Strengthened with

  11. A computational approach to the design of free form diagrid structure

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    Sundberg, Jessica Nicole

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to satisfy the ever-increasing complexity of modem architectural design of tall towers, diagrid structural systems are becoming more relevant. To deal with irregular geometries, more sophisticated computational ...

  12. Model-based design of an ultra high performance concrete support structure for a wind turbine

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    Wang, Zheng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A support tower is the main structure which would support rotor, power transmission and control systems, and elevates the rotating blades above the earth boundary layer. A successful design should ensure safe, efficient ...

  13. Non-deterministic design and analysis of parameterized optical structures during conceptual design

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    Uebelhart, Scott Alan, 1975-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The next generation of space observatories will use larger mirrors while meeting tighter optical performance requirements than current space telescopes. The spacecraft designs must satisfy the drive for low-mass, low-cost ...

  14. Non-Deterministic Design and Analysis of Parameterized Optical Structures during Conceptual Design

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    Scott A. Uebelhart and David W. Miller June 2006 SSL # 5-06 #12;#12;Non-Deterministic Design. Miller June 2006 SSL#5­06 This report is based on the unaltered thesis of Scott Alan Uebelhart submitted

  15. Cold Vacuum Drying facility civil structural system design description (SYS 06)

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    PITKOFF, C.C.

    1999-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the Cold Vacuum Drying (CVD) Facility civil - structural system. This system consists of the facility structure, including the administrative and process areas. The system's primary purpose is to provide for a facility to house the CVD process and personnel and to provide a tertiary level of containment. The document provides a description of the facility and demonstrates how the design meets the various requirements imposed by the safety analysis report and the design requirements document.

  16. Thermoelectric Materials by Design: Computational Theory and Structure |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideoStrategic|Industrial Sector,Department ofDepartment of Energy Design:

  17. Cathodic protection system design for steel pilings of a wharf structure

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    Nikolakakos, S.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Corrosion of steel pilings in sea and brackish water is mostly due to the establishment of localized corrosion cells and the effects of the tidal changes. The most frequently used corrosion protection systems are coatings and/or cathodic protection. These protective systems when properly designed, installed and operated are very effective in preventing corrosion problems. The design of a cathodic protection system, in order to be effective and reliable, must take into consideration all technical design criteria, the type of materials used, the geometric shape of the structure, environmental conditions, site restrictions, and any outside interferences. These design considerations, as well as the use of design data and an overall design methodology for a cathodic protection system for pipe and sheet piling used in a wharf structure, are discussed in this paper.

  18. The design and manufacture of a novel thin-film microelectronic vacuum diode structure 

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    Mason, Mark E.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as an alternative to the silicon transistor. To date, these approaches have been plagued with design-related problems that have retarded their acceptance as a viable technology. This work proposes a new vacuum diode structure, novel in its design. It can...

  19. Abstract A Hierarchical Algorithm for Radiosity Daylighting

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    Gonzalo Besuievsky; Ignacio Martin

    A new daylight simulation method for radiosity environments is presented. Daylight illumination is transported in a first step where sun and sky are represented as a set of directional sources. Light is transported using parallel projections of these sources. The scene mesh is adaptively subdivided using energy and visibility criteria obtained from a extended scan-line algorithm that computes a layered depth image for each projection. In a second step, diffuse intereflection is computed through a hierarchical Monte Carlo radiosity algorithm. The method is feasible for it extension for environments containing specular surfaces. Relative short time view-independent global illumination results can be obtained with the proposed method, which make it suitable for daylight building design and analysis applications for both indoors and outdoors environments. 1

  20. Structural Design Optimization and Comparative Analysis of a New HighPerformance Robot Arm via Finite Element Analysis

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

    Structural Design Optimization and Comparative Analysis of a New High­Performance Robot Arm via, 1997 Abstract This paper reports the structural design of a new high­performance robot arm. Design Introduction Our goal is to design and build a robot arm for high performance tracking and force control

  1. Structural Design of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine Composite Blade

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    Bir, G. S.; Lawson, M. J.; Li, Y.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the structural design of a tidal composite blade. The structural design is preceded by two steps: hydrodynamic design and determination of extreme loads. The hydrodynamic design provides the chord and twist distributions along the blade length that result in optimal performance of the tidal turbine over its lifetime. The extreme loads, i.e. the extreme flap and edgewise loads that the blade would likely encounter over its lifetime, are associated with extreme tidal flow conditions and are obtained using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Given the blade external shape and the extreme loads, we use a laminate-theory-based structural design to determine the optimal layout of composite laminas such that the ultimate-strength and buckling-resistance criteria are satisfied at all points in the blade. The structural design approach allows for arbitrary specification of the chord, twist, and airfoil geometry along the blade and an arbitrary number of shear webs. In addition, certain fabrication criteria are imposed, for example, each composite laminate must be an integral multiple of its constituent ply thickness. In the present effort, the structural design uses only static extreme loads; dynamic-loads-based fatigue design will be addressed in the future. Following the blade design, we compute the distributed structural properties, i.e. flap stiffness, edgewise stiffness, torsion stiffness, mass, moments of inertia, elastic-axis offset, and center-of-mass offset along the blade. Such properties are required by hydro-elastic codes to model the tidal current turbine and to perform modal, stability, loads, and response analyses.

  2. Portals to an Architecture: Design of a temporary structure with paper tube arches Steven J. Preston

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    Bank, Lawrence C.

    2011 Keywords: Architecture Structure Engineering Sculpture Sustainability Paper tubes a b s t r a cPortals to an Architecture: Design of a temporary structure with paper tube arches Steven J t Sustainable recyclable paper and composite materials can be ideal choices for the construction of tempo- rary

  3. MS/NMR: A Structure-Based Approach for Discovering Protein Ligands and for Drug Design

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    Powers, Robert

    MS/NMR: A Structure-Based Approach for Discovering Protein Ligands and for Drug Design by Coupling to bind a target protein while obtaining structure-related information as part of a struc- ture-based drug for drug discovery is the utilization of a biological assay to screen a large library of compounds (>100

  4. Rational Mutagenesis to Support Structure-based Drug Design: MAPKAP Kinase 2 as a Case Study

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    M Argiriadi; S Sousa; D Banach; D Marcotte; T Xiang; M Tomlinson; M Demers; C Harris; S Kwak; et al.

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Structure-based drug design (SBDD) can provide valuable guidance to drug discovery programs. Robust construct design and expression, protein purification and characterization, protein crystallization, and high-resolution diffraction are all needed for rapid, iterative inhibitor design. We describe here robust methods to support SBDD on an oral anti-cytokine drug target, human MAPKAP kinase 2 (MK2). Our goal was to obtain useful diffraction data with a large number of chemically diverse lead compounds. Although MK2 structures and structural methods have been reported previously, reproducibility was low and improved methods were needed. Our construct design strategy had four tactics: N- and C-terminal variations; entropy-reducing surface mutations; activation loop deletions; and pseudoactivation mutations. Generic, high-throughput methods for cloning and expression were coupled with automated liquid dispensing for the rapid testing of crystallization conditions with minimal sample requirements. Initial results led to development of a novel, customized robotic crystallization screen that yielded MK2/inhibitor complex crystals under many conditions in seven crystal forms. In all, 44 MK2 constructs were generated, {approx}500 crystals were tested for diffraction, and {approx}30 structures were determined, delivering high-impact structural data to support our MK2 drug design effort. Key lessons included setting reasonable criteria for construct performance and prioritization, a willingness to design and use customized crystallization screens, and, crucially, initiation of high-throughput construct exploration very early in the drug discovery process.

  5. Hierarchically Structured Materials for Lithium Batteries. |...

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    Lithium-ion battery (LIB) is one of the most promising power sources to be deployed in electric vehicles (EV), including solely battery powered vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric...

  6. Optimal design at inner core of the shaped pyramidal truss structure

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    Lee, Sung-Uk; Yang, Dong-Yol [Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST 291 Daehak-ro (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Dae-jeon, 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandwich material is a type of composite material with lightweight, high strength, good dynamic properties and high bending stiffness-to-weight ratio. This can be found well such structures in the nature (for example, internal structure of bones, plants, etc.). New trend which prefers eco-friendly products and energy efficiency is emerging in industries recently. Demand for materials with high strength and light weight is also increasing. In line with these trends, researches about manufacturing methods of sandwich material have been actively conducted. In this study, a sandwich structure named as “Shaped Pyramidal Truss Structure” is proposed to improve mechanical strength and to apply a manufacturing process suitable for massive production. The new sandwich structure was designed to enhance compressive strength by changing the cross-sectional shape at the central portion of the core. As the next step, optimization of the shape was required. Optimization technique used here was the SZGA(Successive Zooming Genetic Algorithm), which is one of GA(Genetic Algorithm) methods gradually reducing the area of design variable. The objective function was defined as moment of inertia of the cross-sectional shape of the strut. The control points of cubic Bezier curve, which was assumed to be the shape of the cross section, were used as design variables. By using FEM simulation, it was found that the structure exhibited superior mechanical properties compared to the simple design of the prior art.

  7. Hierarchical multi-touch selection techniques for collaborative geospatial analysis

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    Wartell, Zachary

    Hierarchical multi-touch selection techniques for collaborative geospatial analysis Thomas and military use. Keywords: Multi-touch, hierarchical selection, geospatial analysis, GIS, collaborative selection of complex regions-of-interest within a hierarchical geospatial environment, as well as methods

  8. Design structure for in-system redundant array repair in integrated circuits

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    Bright, Arthur A.; Crumley, Paul G.; Dombrowa, Marc; Douskey, Steven M.; Haring, Rudolf A.; Oakland, Steven F.; Quellette, Michael R.; Strissel, Scott A.

    2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A design structure for repairing an integrated circuit during operation of the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit comprising of a multitude of memory arrays and a fuse box holding control data for controlling redundancy logic of the arrays. The design structure provides the integrated circuit with a control data selector for passing the control data from the fuse box to the memory arrays; providing a source of alternate control data, external of the integrated circuit; and connecting the source of alternate control data to the control data selector. The design structure further passes the alternate control data from the source thereof, through the control data selector and to the memory arrays to control the redundancy logic of the memory arrays.

  9. Preliminary structural design conceptualization for composite rotor for verdant power water current turbine

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    Paquette, J. A.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Verdant Power Inc. (VPI) have partnered under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to develop a new kinetic hydropower rotor. The rotor features an improved hydrodynamic and structural design which features state-of-the-art technology developed for the wind industry. The new rotor will have higher energy capture, increased system reliability, and reduction of overall cost of energy. This project was divided into six tasks: (1) Composite Rotor Project Planning and Design Specification; (2) Baseline Fatigue Testing and Failure analysis; (3) Develop Blade/Rotor Performance Model; (4) Hydrofoil Survey and Selection; (5) FEM Structural Design; and (6) Develop Candidate Rotor Designs and Prepare Final Report.

  10. Structure of a Designed, Right-Handed Coiled-Coil Tetramer Containing All Biological Amino Acids

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    Sales, M.; Plecs, J.J.; Holton, J.M.; Alber, T.

    2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The previous design of an unprecedented family of two-, three-, and four-helical, right-handed coiled coils utilized nonbiological amino acids to efficiently pack spaces in the oligomer cores. Here we show that a stable, right-handed parallel tetrameric coiled coil, called RH4B, can be designed entirely using biological amino acids. The X-ray crystal structure of RH4B was determined to 1.1 {angstrom} resolution using a designed metal binding site to coordinate a single Yb{sup 2+} ion per 33-amino acid polypeptide chain. The resulting experimental phases were particularly accurate, and the experimental electron density map provided an especially clear, unbiased view of the molecule. The RH4B structure closely matched the design, with equivalent core rotamers and an overall root-mean-square deviation for the N-terminal repeat of the tetramer of 0.24 {angstrom}. The clarity and resolution of the electron density map, however, revealed alternate rotamers and structural differences between the three sequence repeats in the molecule. These results suggest that the RH4B structure populates an unanticipated variety of structures.

  11. Hierarchically Porous Graphene as a Lithium-Air Battery Electrode...

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    Hierarchically Porous Graphene as a Lithium-Air Battery Electrode. Hierarchically Porous Graphene as a Lithium-Air Battery Electrode. Abstract: Functionalized graphene sheets (FGS)...

  12. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Hierarchical Assembly...

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    Hierarchical Assembly of InorganicOrganic Hybrid Si Negative Electrodes Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Hierarchical Assembly of InorganicOrganic Hybrid Si...

  13. Jerarca: Efficient Analysis of Complex Networks Using Hierarchical Clustering

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    Aldecoa, Rodrigo; 10.1371/journal.pone.0011585

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: How to extract useful information from complex biological networks is a major goal in many fields, especially in genomics and proteomics. We have shown in several works that iterative hierarchical clustering, as implemented in the UVCluster program, is a powerful tool to analyze many of those networks. However, the amount of computation time required to perform UVCluster analyses imposed significant limitations to its use. Methodology/Principal Findings: We describe the suite Jerarca, designed to efficiently convert networks of interacting units into dendrograms by means of iterative hierarchical clustering. Jerarca is divided into three main sections. First, weighted distances among units are computed using up to three different approaches: a more efficient version of UVCluster and two new, related algorithms called RCluster and SCluster. Second, Jerarca builds dendrograms based on those distances, using well-known phylogenetic algorithms, such as UPGMA or Neighbor-Joining. Finally, Jerarca provi...

  14. Modulation-Aware Energy Balancing in Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks1

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    Pedram, Massoud

    Modulation-Aware Energy Balancing in Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks1 Maryam Soltan, Inkwon becoming critical design concerns, a significant amount of research has focused on energy-aware design physical layer characteristics at the system deployment stage and analyzing the effects on spatial energy

  15. Structural performance of the first SSC (Superconducting Super Collider) Design B dipole magnet

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    Nicol, T.H.

    1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The first Design B Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipole magnet has been successfully tested. This magnet was heavily instrumented with temperature and strain gage sensors in order to evaluate its adherence to design constraints and design calculations. The instrumentation and associated data acquisition system allowed monitoring of the magnet during cooldown, warmup, and quench testing. This paper will focus on the results obtained from structural measurements on the suspension system during normal and rapid cooldowns and during quench studies at full magnet current. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  16. STORAGE CAPACITY ALLOCATION ALGORITHMS FOR HIERARCHICAL

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    STORAGE CAPACITY ALLOCATION ALGORITHMS FOR HIERARCHICAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION Nikolaos Laoutaris of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece {laoutaris,vassilis,istavrak}@di.uoa.gr Abstract The addition of storage storage budget to the nodes of a hierarchical con- tent distribution system is formulated; optimal

  17. Hierarchical Linear Discriminant Analysis for Beamforming

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    Park, Haesun

    model of h-LDA by relating it to the two-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), which fits well dimension reduction, hierarchical linear discriminant analysis (h-LDA) to a well-known spatial localization1 Hierarchical Linear Discriminant Analysis for Beamforming Jaegul Choo , Barry L. Drake

  18. Impact of Not Fully Addressing Cross-Classified Multilevel Structure in Testing Measurement Invariance and Conducting Multilevel Mixture Modeling within Structural Equation Modeling Framework

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    Im, Myung

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    data as hierarchical structure data in two different analytical settings under the structural equation modeling (SEM) framework. Study 1 evaluated the performance of conventional multilevel confirmatory factor analysis (MCFA) which assumes hierarchical...

  19. Design and Tailoring of a Three-Dimensional TiO2-Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite for Fast Lithium Storage

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    Cao, Guozhong

    -5 The anatase TiO2 has become a highly promising anode material for LIBs. The titanium dioxide offers a greatDesign and Tailoring of a Three-Dimensional TiO2-Graphene- Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite for Fast a three- dimensional (3D) hierarchical structure for fast lithium storage. CNTs in the unique hybrid

  20. Generic Design Methodology for Symmetrically Coupled Line Structures Sarmad Al-Taei, Phil Lane, George Passiopoulos

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    Generic Design Methodology for Symmetrically Coupled Line Structures Sarmad Al-Taei, Phil Lane, Surrey, GU15 3DT Abstract: High performance miniaturised and cost effective passive components are needed systems. In recent years there has been increasing interest in utilising passive multi-layer IC

  1. Magnet Design of a Prototype Structure for the X-ray FELs at TESLA

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    Magnet Design of a Prototype Structure for the X-ray FELs at TESLA M. Tischer, J. Pflüger Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor HASYLAB, DESY, Notkestr. 85, D-22603 Hamburg, Germany Abstract XFEL undulators for the TESLA device is suggested so that both field integrals are trimmed close to zero for all gaps. TESLA­FEL 2000

  2. Control Structure Design for Optimal Operation of 4-Product Thermally Coupled Columns

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Control Structure Design for Optimal Operation of 4-Product Thermally Coupled Columns Deeptanshu: distillation, thermal coupling, Kaibel column, Petlyuk column Prepared for presentation at the James R. Fair distillation arrangements like Kaibel and Petlyuk columns can be challenging. This paper discusses the control

  3. Control structure design for stabilizing unstable gas-lift oil wells

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Control structure design for stabilizing unstable gas-lift oil wells Esmaeil Jahanshahi, Sigurd valve is the recommended solution to prevent casing-heading instability in gas-lifted oil wells. Focus to be effective to stabilize this system. Keywords: Oil production, two-phase flow, gas-lift, controllability, H

  4. PRISM Seminar Series Fall 2013 "Design of structural materials using reduced

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    PRISM Seminar Series ­ Fall 2013 "Design of structural materials using reduced order mesoscale strategy built on reduced order mesoscale models, which afford simplified descriptions of the essential by discussing how Bayesian methods may be used to infer and validate reduced order mesoscale models from

  5. Unveiling Surface Redox Charge Storage of Interacting Two-Dimensional Hetero-Nanosheets in Hierarchical Architectures

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    Mahmood, Qasim [Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Kyung Hee University (Republic of Korea); Bak, Seong-Min [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Kim, Min G. [Beamline Research Division, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang (Republic of Korea); Yun, Sol [School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon (Republic of Korea); Yang, Xiao-Qing [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Shin, Hyeon S. [Department of Energy Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and Low Dimensional Carbon Materials Center, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST) (Republic of Korea); Kim, Woo S. [Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Kyung Hee University (Republic of Korea); Braun, Paul V. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering Materials Research Laboratory and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign, Urbana, Illinois (United States); Park, Ho S. [School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon (Republic of Korea)

    2015-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Two-dimensional (2D) heteronanosheets are currently the focus of intense study due to the unique properties that emerge from the interplay between two low-dimensional nanomaterials with different properties. However, the properties and new phenomena based on the two 2D heteronanosheets interacting in a 3D hierarchical architecture have yet to be explored. Here, we unveil the surface redox charge storage mechanism of surface-exposed WS2 nanosheets assembled in a 3D hierarchical heterostructure using in situ synchrotron X-ray absorption and Raman spectroscopic methods. The surface dominating redox charge storage of WS2 is manifested in a highly reversible and ultrafast capacitive fashion due to the interaction of heteronanosheets and the 3D connectivity of the hierarchical structure. In contrast, compositionally identical 2D WS2 structures fail to provide a fast and high capacitance with different modes of lattice vibration. The distinctive surface capacitive behavior of 3D hierarchically structured heteronanosheets is associated with rapid proton accommodation into the in-plane W–S lattice (with the softening of the E2g bands), the reversible redox transition of the surface-exposed intralayers residing in the electrochemically active 1T phase of WS2 (with the reversible change in the interatomic distance and peak intensity of W–W bonds), and the change in the oxidation state during the proton insertion/deinsertion process. This proposed mechanism agrees with the dramatic improvement in the capacitive performance of the two heteronanosheets coupled in the hierarchical structure.

  6. Adjoint design sensitivity analysis of reduced atomic systems using generalized Langevin equation for lattice structures

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    Kim, Min-Geun; Jang, Hong-Lae [National Creative Research Initiatives Center for Isogeometric Optimal Design and Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Creative Research Initiatives Center for Isogeometric Optimal Design and Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Seonho, E-mail: secho@snu.ac.kr [National Creative Research Initiatives Center for Isogeometric Optimal Design and Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Creative Research Initiatives Center for Isogeometric Optimal Design and Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An efficient adjoint design sensitivity analysis method is developed for reduced atomic systems. A reduced atomic system and the adjoint system are constructed in a locally confined region, utilizing generalized Langevin equation (GLE) for periodic lattice structures. Due to the translational symmetry of lattice structures, the size of time history kernel function that accounts for the boundary effects of the reduced atomic systems could be reduced to a single atom’s degrees of freedom. For the problems of highly nonlinear design variables, the finite difference method is impractical for its inefficiency and inaccuracy. However, the adjoint method is very efficient regardless of the number of design variables since one additional time integration is required for the adjoint GLE. Through numerical examples, the derived adjoint sensitivity turns out to be accurate and efficient through the comparison with finite difference sensitivity.

  7. Quantum structure emerging from the transformation design of the Dirac equation

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    Lin, De-Hone, E-mail: dhlin@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that a quantum structure can be created by a set of chosen constraint conditions that emerge from the transformation design of the Dirac equation in general relativity. As an explanation, the constraints that cause novel bound states with the quantization rule of a 2D Coulomb system are presented. The discussion in this paper provides a systematic way to look for constraints that generate a required quantization rule. -- Highlights: •We perform the transformation design of space and time for spin-1/2 matter waves. •A quantum rule could naturally emerge as constraints imposed on the Dirac equation itself. •New fermion states share the quantum spectrum of a 2D Coulomb system. •Transformation design uncovers a new exact solvable model. •A quantum spectrum can be created by a geometric structure.

  8. Rational design of self-assembly pathways for complex multicomponent structures

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    William M. Jacobs; Aleks Reinhardt; Daan Frenkel

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The field of complex self-assembly is moving toward the design of multi-particle structures consisting of thousands of distinct building blocks. To exploit the potential benefits of structures with such `addressable complexity,' we need to understand the factors that optimize the yield and the kinetics of self-assembly. Here we use a simple theoretical method to explain the key features responsible for the unexpected success of DNA-brick experiments, which are currently the only demonstration of reliable self-assembly with such a large number of components. Simulations confirm that our theory accurately predicts the narrow temperature window in which error-free assembly can occur. Even more strikingly, our theory predicts that correct assembly of the complete structure may require a time-dependent experimental protocol. Furthermore, we predict that low coordination numbers result in non-classical nucleation behavior, which we find to be essential for achieving optimal nucleation kinetics under mild growth conditions. We also show that, rather surprisingly, the use of heterogeneous bond energies improves the nucleation kinetics and in fact appears to be necessary for assembling certain intricate three-dimensional structures. This observation makes it possible to sculpt nucleation pathways by tuning the distribution of interaction strengths. These insights not only suggest how to improve the design of structures based on DNA bricks, but also point the way toward the creation of a much wider class of chemical or colloidal structures with addressable complexity.

  9. Hierarchical analysis of molecular spectra

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    Davis, M.J.

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel representation of molecular spectra in terms of hierarchical trees has proven to be an important aid for the study of many significant problems in gas-phase chemical dynamics. Trees are generated from molecular spectra by monitoring the changes that occur in a spectrum as resolution is changed in a continuous manner. A tree defines a genealogy among all lines of a spectrum. This allows for a detailed understanding of the assignment of features of a spectrum that may be difficult to obtain any other way as well as an understanding of intramolecular energy transfer time scales, mechanisms, and pathways. The methodology has been applied to several problems: transition state spectroscopy, intramolecular energy transfer in highly excited molecules, high-resolution overtone spectroscopy, and the nature of the classical-quantum correspondence when there is classical chaos (``quantum chaos``).

  10. Adaptive Sampling in Hierarchical Simulation

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    Knap, J; Barton, N R; Hornung, R D; Arsenlis, A; Becker, R; Jefferson, D R

    2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose an adaptive sampling methodology for hierarchical multi-scale simulation. The method utilizes a moving kriging interpolation to significantly reduce the number of evaluations of finer-scale response functions to provide essential constitutive information to a coarser-scale simulation model. The underlying interpolation scheme is unstructured and adaptive to handle the transient nature of a simulation. To handle the dynamic construction and searching of a potentially large set of finer-scale response data, we employ a dynamic metric tree database. We study the performance of our adaptive sampling methodology for a two-level multi-scale model involving a coarse-scale finite element simulation and a finer-scale crystal plasticity based constitutive law.

  11. Durability-Based Design Guide for an Automotive Structural Composite: Part 2. Background Data and Models

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    Corum, J.M. [ORNL; Battiste, R.L. [ORNL; Brinkman, C.R. [ORNL; Ren, W. [ORNL; Ruggles, M.B. [ORNL; Weitsman, Y.J. [ORNL; Yahr, G.T. [ORNL

    1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This background report is a companion to the document entitled ''Durability-Based Design Criteria for an Automotive Structural Composite: Part 1. Design Rules'' (ORNL-6930). The rules and the supporting material characterization and modeling efforts described here are the result of a U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Automotive Materials project entitled ''Durability of Lightweight Composite Structures.'' The overall goal of the project is to develop experimentally based, durability-driven design guidelines for automotive structural composites. The project is closely coordinated with the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC). The initial reference material addressed by the rules and this background report was chosen and supplied by ACC. The material is a structural reaction injection-molded isocyanurate (urethane), reinforced with continuous-strand, swirl-mat, E-glass fibers. This report consists of 16 position papers, each summarizing the observations and results of a key area of investigation carried out to provide the basis for the durability-based design guide. The durability issues addressed include the effects of cyclic and sustained loadings, temperature, automotive fluids, vibrations, and low-energy impacts (e.g., tool drops and roadway kickups) on deformation, strength, and stiffness. The position papers cover these durability issues. Topics include (1) tensile, compressive, shear, and flexural properties; (2) creep and creep rupture; (3) cyclic fatigue; (4) the effects of temperature, environment, and prior loadings; (5) a multiaxial strength criterion; (6) impact damage and damage tolerance design; (7) stress concentrations; (8) a damage-based predictive model for time-dependent deformations; (9) confirmatory subscale component tests; and (10) damage development and growth observations.

  12. Design, Construction and Test of Cryogen-Free HTS Coil Structure

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    Hocker, H.; Anerella, M.; Gupta, R.; Plate, S.; Sampson, W.; Schmalzle, J.; Shiroyanagi, Y.

    2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper will describe design, construction and test results of a cryo-mechanical structure to study coils made with the second generation High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). A magnet comprised of HTS coils mounted in a vacuum vessel and conduction-cooled with Gifford-McMahon cycle cryocoolers is used to develop and refine design and construction techniques. The study of these techniques and their effect on operations provides a better understanding of the use of cryogen free magnets in future accelerator projects. A cryogen-free, superconducting HTS magnet possesses certain operational advantages over cryogenically cooled, low temperature superconducting magnets.

  13. Hierarchical strategy for rapid finite element analysis

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    Varghese, Julian

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A new methodology is introduced where the natural hierarchical character of model descriptions and simulation results are exploited to expedite analysis of problems. The philosophy and the different concepts involved are illustrated by implementing...

  14. Nonparametric Hierarchical Bayesian Models of Categorization

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    Canini, Kevin

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1:353–355, 1973. David M. Blei, Thomas L. Griffiths, andMatthew J. Beal, and David M. Blei. Hierarchical Dirichlethierarchies (Roy et al. , 2007; Blei et al. , 2010). These

  15. Hierarchical Hybrid Power Supply Networks Farinaz Koushanfar

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    management, hybrid power supply, supercapacitors 1. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION Historically, almost all in a hierarchical power sup- ply network would include batteries, supercapacitors, ionic supercapacitors, and future cycle, supercapacitors are advantageous rel- ative to the standard che

  16. Designing stable finite state machine behaviors using phase plane analysis and variable structure control

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    Feddema, J.T.; Robinett, R.D.; Driessen, B.J.

    1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses how phase plane analysis can be used to describe the overall behavior of single and multiple autonomous robotic vehicles with finite state machine rules. The importance of this result is that one can begin to design provably asymptotically stable group behaviors from a set of simple control laws and appropriate switching points with decentralized variable structure control. The ability to prove asymptotically stable group behavior is especially important for applications such as locating military targets or land mines.

  17. Conventional Facilities Chapter 5: Structural Engineering 5-1 NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    .1.2 DOE Orders DOE O5480.4 ­ Environmental Protection, Safety and Health Protection Standards DOE O413.3A420.1B ­ Facility Safety DOE O420.2B ­ Safety of Accelerator Facilities 5.1.3 Codes, Standards STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 5.1 Design Criteria 5.1.1 Codes and Standards The latest edition of the codes

  18. Hierarchical Assemblies of Block-Copolymer-Based Supramolecules in Thin Films

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    Tung, Shih-Huang; Kalarickal, Nisha C.; Mays, Jimmy W.; Xu, Ting (UCB); (ORNL)

    2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The hierarchical assemblies of supramolecules, which consisted of polystyrene-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P4VP) with 3-pentadecylphenol (PDP) hydrogen-bonded to the 4VP, were investigated in thin films after solvent annealing in a chloroform atmosphere. The synergistic coassembly of PS-b-P4VP and PDP was utilized to generate oriented hierarchical structures in thin films. Hierarchical assemblies, including lamellae-within-lamellae and cylinders-within-lamellae, were simultaneously ordered and oriented from a few to several tens of nanometers over macroscopic length scales. The macroscopic orientation of supramolecular assembly depends on the P4VP(PDP) fraction and can be tailored by varying the PDP to P4VP ratio without interfering with the supramolecular morphologies. The lamellar and cylindrical microdomains, with a periodicity of {approx}40 nm, could be oriented normal to the surface, while the assembly of comb blocks, P4VP(PDP), with a periodicity of {approx}4 nm, were oriented parallel to the surface. Furthermore, using one PS-b-P4VP copolymer, thin films with different hierarchical structures, i.e., lamellae-within-lamellae and cylinders-within-lamellae, were obtained by varying the ratio of PDP to 4VP units. The concepts described in these studies can be potentially applied to other BCP-based supramolecular thin films, thus creating an avenue to functional, hierarchically ordered thin films.

  19. Impedance-based study of capacitive porous carbon electrodes with hierarchical and bimodal porosity

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    Santiago, Juan G.

    hierarchical and bimodal supercapacitor electrodes. First detailed characterization of hierarchical carbon Supercapacitor Capacitive deionization Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy Hierarchical carbon a b s t r a c

  20. High quantum efficiency photocathode simulation for the investigation of novel structured designs

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    Opachich, Y. P., E-mail: opachiyp@nv.doe.gov; Ross, P. W.; Huffman, E.; Koch, J. A. [National Security Technologies LLC, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); MacPhee, A. G.; Nagel, S. R.; Bell, P. M.; Bradley, D. K.; Landen, O. L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Hilsabeck, T. J. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92121 (United States)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer model in CST Studio Suite has been developed to evaluate several novel geometrically enhanced photocathode designs. This work was aimed at identifying a structure that would increase the total electron yield by a factor of two or greater in the 1–30 keV range. The modeling software was used to simulate the electric field and generate particle tracking for several potential structures. The final photocathode structure has been tailored to meet a set of detector performance requirements, namely, a spatial resolution of <40 ?m and a temporal spread of 1–10 ps. We present the details of the geometrically enhanced photocathode model and resulting static field and electron emission characteristics.

  1. The Multi-Network Design Problem

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    Balakrishnan, Anantaram

    This paper studies a new multi-facility network synthesis problem, called the Multi-level Network Design (MLND) problem, that arises in the topological design of hierarchical communication, transportation, and electric ...

  2. ABSTRACT: Modern seismic codes recommend the design of ductile structures able to absorb seismic energy through high plastic deformation. Since seismic ductile design relies on an accurate control of

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 ABSTRACT: Modern seismic codes recommend the design of ductile structures able to absorb seismic energy through high plastic deformation. Since seismic ductile design relies on an accurate control-concrete composite structures; Material properties variability; Seismic design; capacity design. 1 GENERAL CONTEXT

  3. An overview of reliability assessment and control for design of civil engineering structures

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    Field, R.V. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Structural Dynamics and Vibration Control Dept.; Grigoriadis, K.M. [Univ. of Houston, TX (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.; Bergman, L.A. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States); Skelton, R.E. [Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States). Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences Dept.

    1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Random variations, whether they occur in the input signal or the system parameters, are phenomena that occur in nearly all engineering systems of interest. As a result, nondeterministic modeling techniques must somehow account for these variations to ensure validity of the solution. As might be expected, this is a difficult proposition and the focus of many current research efforts. Controlling seismically excited structures is one pertinent application of nondeterministic analysis and is the subject of the work presented herein. This overview paper is organized into two sections. First, techniques to assess system reliability, in a context familiar to civil engineers, are discussed. Second, and as a consequence of the first, active control methods that ensure good performance in this random environment are presented. It is the hope of the authors that these discussions will ignite further interest in the area of reliability assessment and design of controlled civil engineering structures.

  4. The impact of software design structure on product maintenance costs and measurement of economic benefits of product redesign

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    Akaikine, Andrei

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports results of an empirical study that aimed to demonstrate the link between software product design structure and engineers' effort to perform a code modification in the context of a corrective maintenance ...

  5. Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Predicting The Spread of Ecological Processes

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    Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Predicting The Spread of Ecological Processes Christopher K. Wikle Department of Statistics, University of Missouri To appear: Ecology June 10, 2002 Key Words: Bayesian, Diffusion, Forecast, Hierarchical, House Finch, Invasive, Malthu- sian, State Space, Uncertainty Abstract

  6. Managing Attack Graph Complexity Through Visual Hierarchical Aggregation

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    Noel, Steven

    Managing Attack Graph Complexity Through Visual Hierarchical Aggregation Steven Noel Center a framework for managing network attack graph complexity through interactive visualization, which includes hierarchical aggregation of graph elements. Aggregation collapses non-overlapping subgraphs of the attack graph

  7. Hierarchical Wireless Network Architecture for Distributed Applications Zeashan Hameed Khan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hierarchical Wireless Network Architecture for Distributed Applications Zeashan Hameed Khan Control-- This paper describes a hierarchical wireless network architecture for real time remote coordination, Distributed monitoring, QoS adaptation, Realtime coordination I. INTRODUCTION Wireless communication networks

  8. Designing, implementing and monitoring social impact mitigation strategies: Lessons from Forest Industry Structural Adjustment Packages

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    Loxton, Edwina A., E-mail: Edwina.Loxton@anu.edu.au [Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia); Schirmer, Jacki, E-mail: Jacki.Schirmer@canberra.edu.au [Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia) [Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia); Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Hobart, 7001 (Australia); Kanowski, Peter, E-mail: P.Kanowski@cgiar.org [Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia) [Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia); Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Hobart, 7001 (Australia)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Social impact mitigation strategies are implemented by the proponents of policies and projects with the intent of reducing the negative, and increasing the positive social impacts of their activities, and facilitating the achievement of policy/project goals. Evaluation of mitigation strategies is critical to improving their future success and cost-effectiveness. This paper evaluates two Forest Industry Structural Adjustment Packages (FISAP) implemented in Australia in the 1990s to 2000s as part of broader policy changes that reduced access to timber from publicly owned native forests. It assesses the effectiveness of the structure, design, implementation and monitoring of the FISAPs, and highlights the interactions between these four elements and their influence on social impacts. The two FISAPs were found to be effective in terms of reducing negative impacts, encouraging positive impacts and contributing towards policy goals, although they did not mitigate negative impacts in all cases, and sometimes interacted with external factors and additional policy changes to contribute to significant short and long term negative impacts. -- Highlights: ? Mitigation strategies aim to reduce negative and enhance positive social impacts ? Mitigation strategy design, implementation, and monitoring are critical to success ? Effective mitigation enhanced the capacity of recipients to respond to change ? Mitigation strategies influenced multiple interacting positive and negative impacts ? Success required good communication, transparency, support, resources and timing.

  9. Static properties and multiaxial strength criterion for design of composite automotive structures

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    Ruggles, M.B.; Yahr, G.T.; Battiste, R.L.

    1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Durability of Lightweight Composite Structures Project was established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) by the US Department of Energy to provide the experimentally-based, durability-driven design guidelines necessary to assure long-term structural integrity of automotive composite components. The initial focus of the ORNL Durability Project was on one representative reference material -- an isocyanurate (polyurethane) reinforced with continuous strand, swirl-mat E-glass. The present paper describes tensile, compressive, flexure, and shear testing and results for the reference composite. Behavioral trends and proportional limit are established for both tension and compression. Damage development due to tensile loading, strain rate effects, and effects of temperature are discussed. Furthermore, effects on static properties of various fluids, including water at room and elevated temperatures, salt water, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, used motor oil, battery acid, gasoline, and brake fluid, were investigated. Effects of prior loading were evaluated as well. Finally, the effect of multiaxial loading on strength was determined, and the maximum shear strength criterion was identified for design.

  10. Thermal analysis and cooling structure design of the primary collimator in CSNS/RCS

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    Zou, Yi-Qing; Kang, Ling; Qu, Hua-Min; He, Zhe-Xi; Yu, Jie-Bing; 10.1088/1674-1137/37/5/057004

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS) of the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is a high intensity proton ring with beam power of 100 kW. In order to control the residual activation to meet the requirements of hands-on maintenance, a two-stage collimation system has been designed for the RCS. The collimation system consists of one primary collimator made of thin metal to scatter the beam and four secondary collimators as absorbers. Thermal analysis is an important aspect in evaluating the reliability of the collimation system. The calculation of the temperature distribution and thermal stress of the primary collimator with different materials is carried out by using ANSYS code. In order to control the temperature rise and thermal stress of the primary collimator to a reasonable level, an air cooling structure is intended to be used. The mechanical design of the cooling structure is presented, and the cooling effciency with different chin numbers and wind velocity is also analyzed. Finally, the fatigue life...

  11. Innovative Structural and Joining Concepts for Lightweight Design of Heavy Vehicle Systems

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    Jacky C. Prucz; Samir N. Shoukry; Gergis W. William

    2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in the area of Metal Matrix Composites (MMC's) have brought these materials to a maturity stage where the technology is ready for transition to large-volume production and commercialization. The new materials seem to allow the fabrication of higher quality parts at less than 50 percent of the weight as compared to steel, especially when they are selectively reinforced with carbon, silicon carbide, or aluminum oxide fibers. Most of the developments in the MMC materials have been spurred, mainly by applications that require high structural performance at elevated temperatures, the heavy vehicle industry could also benefit from this emerging technology. Increasing requirements of weight savings and extended durability are the main drivers for potential insertion of MMC technology into the heavy vehicle market. Critical elements of a typical tractor-trailer combination, such as highly loaded sections of the structure, engine components, brakes, suspensions, joints and bearings could be improved through judicious use of MMC materials. Such an outcome would promote the DOE's programmatic objectives of increasing the fuel efficiency of heavy vehicles and reducing their life cycle costs and pollution levels. However, significant technical and economical barriers are likely to hinder or even prevent broad applications of MMC materials in heavy vehicles. The tradeoffs between such expected benefits (lower weights and longer durability) and penalties (higher costs, brittle behavior, and difficult to machine) must be thoroughly investigated both from the performance and cost viewpoints, before the transfer of MMC technology to heavy vehicle systems can be properly assessed and implemented. MMC materials are considered to form one element of the comprehensive, multi-faceted strategy pursued by the High Strength/Weight Reduction (HS/WR) Materials program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for structural weight savings and quality enhancements in heavy vehicles. The research work planed for the first year of this project (June 1, 2003 through May 30, 2004) focused on a theoretical investigation of weight benefits and structural performance tradeoffs associated with the design, fabrication, and joining of MMC components for heavy-duty vehicles. This early research work conducted at West Virginia University yielded the development of integrated material-structural models that predicted marginal benefits and significant barriers to MMC applications in heavy trailers. The results also indicated that potential applications of MMC materials in heavy vehicles are limited to components identified as critical for either loadings or weight savings. Therefore, the scope of the project was expanded in the following year (June 1, 2004 through May 30, 2005) focused on expanding the lightweight material-structural design concepts for heavy vehicles from the component to the system level. Thus, the following objectives were set: (1) Devise and evaluate lightweight structural configurations for heavy vehicles. (2) Study the feasibility of using Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) for critical structural components and joints in heavy vehicles. (3) Develop analysis tools, methods, and validated test data for comparative assessments of innovative design and joining concepts. (4) Develop analytical models and software for durability predictions of typical heavy vehicle components made of particulate MMC or fiber-reinforced composites. This report summarizes the results of the research work conducted during the past two years in this projects.

  12. Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Structural Design Optimization and Comparative Analysis of a New

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

    Optimization and Comparative Analysis of a New High­Performance Robot Arm via Finite Element Analysis Jaydeep Abstract This paper reports the structural design of a new high­ performance robot arm. Design objectives a robot arm for high perfor­ mance tracking and force control applications. This paper reports a first

  13. Stochastic Analysis of Waterhammer and Applications in Reliability-Based Structural Design for Hydro Turbine Penstocks

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    Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Karney, Professor Byran W. [University of Toronto, Canada] [University of Toronto, Canada; Suo, Prof. Lisheng [Hohai University, China] [Hohai University, China; Colombo, Dr. Andrew [University of Toronto, Canada] [University of Toronto, Canada

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract: The randomness of transient events, and the variability in factors which influence the magnitudes of resultant pressure fluctuations, ensures that waterhammer and surges in a pressurized pipe system are inherently stochastic. To bolster and improve reliability-based structural design, a stochastic model of transient pressures is developed for water conveyance systems in hydropower plants. The statistical characteristics and probability distributions of key factors in boundary conditions, initial states and hydraulic system parameters are analyzed based on a large record of observed data from hydro plants in China; and then the statistical characteristics and probability distributions of annual maximum waterhammer pressures are simulated using Monte Carlo method and verified by the analytical probabilistic model for a simplified pipe system. In addition, the characteristics (annual occurrence, sustaining period and probability distribution) of hydraulic loads for both steady and transient states are discussed. Illustrating with an example of penstock structural design, it is shown that the total waterhammer pressure should be split into two individual random variable loads: the steady/static pressure and the waterhammer pressure rise during transients; and that different partial load factors should be applied to each individual load to reflect its unique physical and stochastic features. Particularly, the normative load (usually the unfavorable value at 95-percentage point) for steady/static hydraulic pressure should be taken from the probability distribution of its maximum values during the pipe's design life, while for waterhammer pressure rise, as the second variable load, the probability distribution of its annual maximum values is used to determine its normative load.

  14. HIERARCHICAL CONTROL FOR A CLASS OF UNCERTAIN PIECEWISE LINEAR HYBRID

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    HIERARCHICAL CONTROL FOR A CLASS OF UNCERTAIN PIECEWISE LINEAR HYBRID DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS Hai Lin ,1 for illustration. Keywords: Hybrid Systems, Piecewise Linear Systems, Hierarchical Control, Uncertainty 1, X.D. Koutsoukos and P.J. Antsaklis, "Hierarchical Control for A Class of Uncertain Piecewise Linear

  15. Model Transformation with Hierarchical Discrete-Event Control

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    Model Transformation with Hierarchical Discrete- Event Control Thomas Huining Feng Electrical permission. #12;Model Transformation with Hierarchical Discrete-Event Control by Huining Feng B.S. (Nanjing Date Date University of California, Berkeley Spring 2009 #12;Model Transformation with Hierarchical

  16. Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in Islanded Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in Islanded Microgrids Mehdi@et.aau.dk Abstract-- The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented, recently. In this paper, a hierarchical scheme which includes primary and secondary control levels is proposed for islanded microgrids

  17. Impact of photonic crystals on LED light extraction efficiency: approaches and limits to vertical structure designs

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    Matioli, Elison; Weisbuch, Claude

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The enhancement of the extraction efficiency in light emitting diodes (LEDs) through the use of photonic crystals (PhCs) requires a structure design that optimizes the interaction of the guided modes with the PhCs. The main optimization parameters are related to the vertical structure of the LED, such as the thickness of layers, depth of the PhCs, position of the quantum wells as well as the PhC period and fill factor. We review the impact of the vertical design of different approaches of PhC LEDs through a theoretical and experimental standpoint, assessing quantitatively the competing mechanisms that act over each guided mode. Three approaches are described to overcome the main limitation of LEDs with surface PhCs, i.e. the insufficient interaction of low order guided modes with the PhCs. The introduction of an AlGaN confining layer in such structure is shown to be effective in extracting a fraction of the optical energy of low order modes; however, this approach is limited by the growth of the lattice mismatched AlGaN layer on GaN. The second approach, based on thin-film LEDs with PhCs, is limited by the presence of an absorbing reflective metal layer close to the guided modes that plays a major role in the competition between PhC extraction and metal dissipation. Finally, we demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically the superior extraction of the guided light in embedded PhC LEDs due to the higher interaction between all optical modes and the PhCs, which resulted in a close to unity extraction efficiency for this device. The use of high-resolution angle-resolved measurements to experimentally determine the PhC extraction parameters was an essential tool for corroborating the theoretical models and quantifying the competing absorption and extraction mechanisms in LEDs.

  18. Computers and Concrete, Vol. 3, No. 5 (2006) 313-334 313 Design optimization of reinforced concrete structures

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    incorporates optimal stiffness correlation among all structural members and results in cost savings over quadratic programming; cost savings; reinforced concrete; optimal stiffness distri- bution; optimal member correlation among structural members and results in cost savings over typical state-of-the-practice design

  19. Characterization of Special Variance Structures for Designs in Model Identification and Discrimination

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    Flores, Analisa Marielena

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimal 2 m fractional factorial designs of resolution V,2000. Model-robust factorial designs. Technometrics, 42(4),1979. A screening design for factorial experiments with

  20. Unveiling Surface Redox Charge Storage of Interacting Two-Dimensional Hetero-Nanosheets in Hierarchical Architectures

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    Mahmood, Qasim; Bak, Seong-Min; Kim, Min G.; Yun, Sol; Yang, Xiao-Qing; Shin, Hyeon S.; Kim, Woo S.; Braun, Paul V.; Park, Ho S.

    2015-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Two-dimensional (2D) heteronanosheets are currently the focus of intense study due to the unique properties that emerge from the interplay between two low-dimensional nanomaterials with different properties. However, the properties and new phenomena based on the two 2D heteronanosheets interacting in a 3D hierarchical architecture have yet to be explored. Here, we unveil the surface redox charge storage mechanism of surface-exposed WS2 nanosheets assembled in a 3D hierarchical heterostructure using in situ synchrotron X-ray absorption and Raman spectroscopic methods. The surface dominating redox charge storage of WS2 is manifested in a highly reversible and ultrafast capacitive fashion due to themore »interaction of heteronanosheets and the 3D connectivity of the hierarchical structure. In contrast, compositionally identical 2D WS2 structures fail to provide a fast and high capacitance with different modes of lattice vibration. The distinctive surface capacitive behavior of 3D hierarchically structured heteronanosheets is associated with rapid proton accommodation into the in-plane W–S lattice (with the softening of the E2g bands), the reversible redox transition of the surface-exposed intralayers residing in the electrochemically active 1T phase of WS2 (with the reversible change in the interatomic distance and peak intensity of W–W bonds), and the change in the oxidation state during the proton insertion/deinsertion process. This proposed mechanism agrees with the dramatic improvement in the capacitive performance of the two heteronanosheets coupled in the hierarchical structure.« less

  1. A Hierarchical Control Architecture for a PEBB-Based ILC Marx Modulator

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    Macken, K.; Burkhart, C.; Larsen, R.; Nguyen, M.N.; Olsen, J.; /SLAC

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The idea of building power conversion systems around Power Electronic Building Blocks (PEBBs) was initiated by the U.S. Office of Naval Research in the mid 1990s. A PEBB-based design approach is advantageous in terms of power density, modularity, reliability, and serviceability. It is obvious that this approach has much appeal for pulsed power conversion including the International Linear Collider (ILC) klystron modulator application. A hierarchical control architecture has the inherent capability to support the integration of PEBBs. This has already been successfully demonstrated in a number of industrial applications in the recent past. This paper outlines the underlying concepts of a hierarchical control architecture for a PEBB-based Marx-topology ILC klystron modulator. The control in PEBB-based power conversion systems can be functionally partitioned into (three) hierarchical layers; system layer, application layer, and PEBB layer. This has been adopted here. Based on such a hierarchical partition, the interfaces are clearly identified and defined and, consequently, are easily characterised. A conceptual design of the hardware manager, executing low-level hardware oriented tasks, is detailed. In addition, the idea of prognostics is briefly discussed.

  2. STRUCTURED TEXT RETRIEVAL MODELS Djoerd Hiemstra

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    Hiemstra, Djoerd

    and manipulating content and hierarchical structure such as the parsed strings model [10], PAT expressions [15STRUCTURED TEXT RETRIEVAL MODELS Djoerd Hiemstra University of Twente http DEFINITION Structured text retrieval models provide a formal definition or mathematical framework

  3. EFFICIENT SCALABLE ALGORITHMS FOR HIERARCHICALLY SEMISEPARABLE MATRICES

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    Xia, Jianlin

    - tional accuracy can be limited, namely, in concert with the accuracy of the data. HSS Center of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Center for Computational and AppliedEFFICIENT SCALABLE ALGORITHMS FOR HIERARCHICALLY SEMISEPARABLE MATRICES SHEN WANG, XIAOYE S. LI

  4. Critical aspects of hierarchical protein folding

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    Alex Hansen; Mogens H. Jensen; Kim Sneppen; Giovanni Zocchi

    1998-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that the first order folding transitions of proteins observed at physiological chemical conditions end in a critical point for a given temperature and chemical potential of the surrounding water. We investigate this critical point using a hierarchical Hamiltonian and determine its universality class. This class differs qualitatively from those of other known models.

  5. Hierarchical Task Analysis of Intrusion Detection Systems

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    Blustein, J.

    .......................... 4 3. Hierarchical Task Analysis ............................ 6 3.1 Network Security Administrator .................... 7 3.2 Functions of Network Security Administrator ....... 7 4. Diagrams on a single or group of persons called Network Security Administrators. They use a wide variety of tools

  6. Hierarchical production scheduling in the process industry

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    Hierarchical production scheduling in the process industry Anna Lindholm Nils-Petter Nytz are handled. The activities are are denoted production scheduling (PS) and detailed production scheduling (DPS. The focus is on production scheduling for chemical process industries with continuous production

  7. Hierarchical Classification of Documents with Error Control

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    King, Kuo Chin Irwin

    Hierarchical Classification of Documents with Error Control Chun-hung Cheng1 , Jian Tang2 , Ada Wai is a function that matches a new object with one of the predefined classes. Document classification is characterized by the large number of attributes involved in the objects (documents). The traditional method

  8. Hierarchical Classification of Documents with Error Control

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    Fu, Ada Waichee

    Hierarchical Classification of Documents with Error Control Chun­hung Cheng 1 , Jian Tang 2 , Ada. Classification is a function that matches a new object with one of the predefined classes. Document classification is characterized by the large number of attributes involved in the objects (documents

  9. The Hierarchical Case-Based Diagnosis

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    Nahid Karchenasse; Jean-michel Roger; Francis Sevila

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we propose a methodology to aid machine diagnosis based on the Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) techniques, called Hierarchical Case-Based Diagnosis (HCBD). Our method is a resample of the interpretative CBR which tries to interpret a new situation using interpretations of old situations

  10. Metal oxide nanostructures with hierarchical morphology

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    Ren, Zhifeng (Newton, MA); Lao, Jing Yu (Saline, MI); Banerjee, Debasish (Ann Arbor, MI)

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates generally to metal oxide materials with varied symmetrical nanostructure morphologies. In particular, the present invention provides metal oxide materials comprising one or more metallic oxides with three-dimensionally ordered nanostructural morphologies, including hierarchical morphologies. The present invention also provides methods for producing such metal oxide materials.

  11. Hierarchical Infrastructure for Internet Mapping Services

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    Samet, Hanan

    locally. We investigate this opportunity for further improvement in providing the client with map data access to remote spatial databases adopted by numerous web-based mapping service vendors (e.g., MapChapter 1 Hierarchical Infrastructure for Internet Mapping Services Frantisek Brabec and Hanan

  12. Biochemistry and Structure-Function Relationships in the Proteinaceous Egg Capsules of Busycotypus canaliculatus

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    Wasko, Stephen S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    material, and supports the model that some supramolecularsupramolecular structure of how the individual proteins interact in the intact materialmaterials, are very hierarchical structures with multiple levels of supramolecular

  13. Probing the limits of topological protection in a designer surface plasmon structure

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    Gao, Fei; Shi, Xihang; Yang, Zhaoju; Lin, Xiao; Joannopoulos, John D; Soljacic, Marin; Chen, Hongsheng; Lu, Ling; Chong, Yidong; Zhang, Baile

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Topological photonic states are a novel class of electromagnetic modes that are immune to scattering from imperfections. This phenomenon has been demonstrated experimentally, including recently in an array of coupled on-chip ring resonators at communication wavelengths. However, the topological protection in such time-reversal-invariant photonic systems is not absolute, but applies only to certain classes of defects, and these limits have not been probed. Here, we report on the realization of similar topological states in a designer surface plasmon platform consisting of metallic sub-wavelength structures. Using this tunable platform, we are able to characterize in detail the field distributions of the topological edge states, and their level of robustness against a variety of defect classes, including those that can break the topological protection. This is also the first experimental realization of anomalous Floquet topological edge states, which cannot be predicted by the usual Chern number topological inv...

  14. Support structure design of the Nb?Sn quadrupole for the high luminosity LHC

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    Juchno, M. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Anerella, M. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Ambrosio, G. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Cheng, D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Felice, H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Ferracin, P. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Perez, J. C. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Prin, H. [European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Schmalzle, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New low-? quadrupole magnets are being developed within the scope of the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project in collaboration with the US LARP program. The aim of the HLLHC project is to study and implement machine upgrades necessary for increasing the luminosity of the LHC. The new quadrupoles, which are based on the Nb?Sn superconducting technology, will be installed in the LHC Interaction Regions and will have to generate a gradient of 140 T/m in a coil aperture of 150 mm. In this paper, we describe the design of the short model magnet support structure and discuss results of the detailed 3D numerical analysis performed in preparation for the first short model test.

  15. Support structure design of the Nb?Sn quadrupole for the high luminosity LHC

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    Juchno, M.; Anerella, M.; Ambrosio, G.; Cheng, D.; Felice, H.; Ferracin, P.; Perez, J. C.; Prin, H.; Schmalzle, J.

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New low-? quadrupole magnets are being developed within the scope of the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project in collaboration with the US LARP program. The aim of the HLLHC project is to study and implement machine upgrades necessary for increasing the luminosity of the LHC. The new quadrupoles, which are based on the Nb?Sn superconducting technology, will be installed in the LHC Interaction Regions and will have to generate a gradient of 140 T/m in a coil aperture of 150 mm. In this paper, we describe the design of the short model magnet support structure and discuss results of themore »detailed 3D numerical analysis performed in preparation for the first short model test.« less

  16. A Bayesian experimental design approach to structural health monitoring with application to ultrasonic guided waves

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    Flynn, Eric Brian

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sensor nodes for structural health monitoring applications,”and Interrogation of Structural Health Monitoring Sensorin Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring”. *E. Flynn, M.

  17. Structural Design and Thermal Analysis for Thermal Shields of the MICE Coupling Magnets

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    Green, Michael A.; Pan, Heng; Liu, X. K.; Wang, Li; Wu, Hong; Chen, A. B.; Guo, X.L.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A superconducting coupling magnet made from copper matrix NbTi conductors operating at 4 K will be used in the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) to produce up to 2.6 T on the magnet centerline to keep the muon beam within the thin RF cavity indows. The coupling magnet is to be cooled by two cryocoolers with a total cooling capacity of 3 W at 4.2 K. In order to keep a certain operating temperature margin, the most important is to reduce the heat leakage imposed on cold surfaces of coil cold mass assembly. An ntermediate temperature shield system placed between the coupling coil and warm vacuum chamber is adopted. The shield system consists of upper neck shield, main shields, flexible connections and eight supports, which is to be cooled by the first stage cold heads of two ryocoolers with cooling capacity of 55 W at 60 K each. The maximum temperature difference on the shields should be less than 20 K, so the thermal analyses for the shields with different thicknesses, materials, flexible connections for shields' cooling and structure design for heir supports were carried out. 1100 Al is finally adopted and the maximum temperature difference is around 15 K with 4 mm shield thickness. The paper is to present detailed analyses on the shield system design.

  18. Crystal Structures of Aureochrome1 LOV Suggest New Design Strategies for Optogenetics

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    Mitra, Devrani; Yang, Xiaojing; Moffat, Keith (UC)

    2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Aureochrome1, a signaling photoreceptor from a eukaryotic photosynthetic stramenopile, confers blue-light-regulated DNA binding on the organism. Its topology, in which a C-terminal LOV sensor domain is linked to an N-terminal DNA-binding bZIP effector domain, contrasts with the reverse sensor-effector topology in most other known LOV-photoreceptors. How, then, is signal transmitted in Aureochrome1? The dark- and light-state crystal structures of Aureochrome1 LOV domain (AuLOV) show that its helical N- and C-terminal flanking regions are packed against the external surface of the core {beta} sheet, opposite to the FMN chromophore on the internal surface. Light-induced conformational changes occur in the quaternary structure of the AuLOV dimer and in Phe298 of the H{beta} strand in the core. The properties of AuLOV extend the applicability of LOV domains as versatile design modules that permit fusion to effector domains via either the N- or C-termini to confer blue-light sensitivity.

  19. Uniform hierarchical SnS microspheres: Solvothermal synthesis and lithium ion storage performance

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    Fang, Zhen, E-mail: fzfscn@mail.ahnu.edu.cn; Wang, Qin; Wang, Xiaoqing; Fan, Fan; Wang, Chenyan; Zhang, Xiaojun

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Uniform hierarchical SnS microspheres via solvothermal reaction. • The formation process was investigated in detail. • The obtained hierarchical SnS microspheres exhibit superior capacity (1650 mAh g{sup ?1}) when used as lithium battery for the hierarchical microsphere structure. - Abstract: Hierarchical SnS microspheres have been successfully synthesized by a mild solvothermal process using poly(vinylpyrrolidone) as surfactant in this work. The morphology and composition of the microspheres were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The influence of reaction parameters, such as sulfur sources, reaction temperature and the concentration of PVP, on the final morphology of the products are investigated. On the basis of time-dependent experiments, the growth mechanism has also been proposed. The specific surface area of the 3D hierarchitectured SnS microspheres were investigated by using nitrogen adsorption and desorption isotherms. Lithium ion storage performances of the synthesized materials as anodes for Lithium-ion battery were investigated in detail and it exhibits excellent electrochemical properties.

  20. Explaining species distribution patterns through hierarchical modeling

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    Gelfand, Alan E.; Silander, John A., Jr.; Wu, Shanshan; Latimer, Andrew; Lewis, Paul O.; Rebelo, Anthony G.; Holder, Mark T.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bayesian Analysis (2006) 1, Number 1, pp. 41–92 Explaining Species Distribution Patterns through Hierarchical Modeling Alan E. Gelfand?, John A. Silander Jr†., Shanshan Wu‡, Andrew Latimer§, Paul O. Lewis¶, Anthony G. Rebelo? and Mark Holder..., spatial logistic re- gression, species range, species richness. 1 Introduction Ecologists increasingly use species distribution models to address theoretical and practi- cal issues including predicting the response of species to climate change (Midgley et...

  1. Design and Performance Validation of a Wireless Sensing Unit for Structural Monitoring Applications

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    Stanford University

    ; structural health monitoring 1. Introduction The installation of structural monitoring systems in civil, monitoring systems will serve as the necessary infrastructure for automated structural health monitoring in a structural health monitoring system. Many benefits are associated with an automated structural health

  2. FIRE Structural Design Criteria 4/13/01 Revision 0 Page No. i

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    AND BACKGROUND DOE 6430.1A (General Design Criteria Manual) dictates the use of conventional industrial design codes and standards for the design of non- safety class items (and more stringent codes and standards shall, as a minimum, be subject to conventional industrial design standards, codes, and quality

  3. Hierarchical electrode architectures for electrical energy storage & conversion.

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    Zavadil, Kevin Robert; Missert, Nancy A.; Shelnutt, John Allen; van Swol, Frank B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The integration and stability of electrocatalytic nanostructures, which represent one level of porosity in a hierarchical structural scheme when combined with a three-dimensional support scaffold, has been studied using a combination of synthetic processes, characterization techniques, and computational methods. Dendritic platinum nanostructures have been covalently linked to common electrode surfaces using a newly developed chemical route; a chemical route equally applicable to a range of metals, oxides, and semiconductive materials. Characterization of the resulting bound nanostructure system confirms successful binding, while electrochemistry and microscopy demonstrate the viability of these electroactive particles. Scanning tunneling microscopy has been used to image and validate the short-term stability of several electrode-bound platinum dendritic sheet structures toward Oswald ripening. Kinetic Monte Carlo methods have been applied to develop an understanding of the stability of the basic nano-scale porous platinum sheets as they transform from an initial dendrite to hole containing sheets. Alternate synthetic strategies were pursued to grow dendritic platinum structures directly onto subunits (graphitic particles) of the electrode scaffold. A two-step photocatalytic seeding process proved successful at generating desirable nano-scale porous structures. Growth in-place is an alternate strategy to the covalent linking of the electrocatalytic nanostructures.

  4. 10 IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 9, NO. 1, MARCH 2004 Structural Design, Analysis, and Performance

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

    , and Performance Evaluation of a New Semi-Direct Drive Robot Arm: Theory and Experiment Jaydeep Roy, Member, IEEE-direct drive robot arm. A design-optimization methodology employing finite element analysis (FEA) is reviewed the structural analysis, mechanical de- sign, and experimental verification of a new robot arm built for high

  5. August 2002 / Vol. 52 No. 8 BioScience 659 Dams are structures designed by humans to capture

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    Poff, N. LeRoy

    August 2002 / Vol. 52 No. 8 BioScience 659 Articles Dams are structures designed by humans to capture water and modify the magnitude and timing of its movement downstream. The damming of streams, dams have reduced flood hazard and allowed humans to settle and farm pro- ductive alluvial soils

  6. Topologies to geometries in protein folding: Hierarchical and nonhierarchical scenarios

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    Topologies to geometries in protein folding: Hierarchical and nonhierarchical scenarios Ariel Ferna presents a method to portray protein folding dynamics at a coarse resolution, based on a pattern

  7. Design and Fabrication of a Supporting Structure for 3.6m Long Nb3Sn Racetrack Coils

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    Ambrosio, G.; Anerella, M.; Barzi, E.; Caspi, Shlomo; Cheng, Daniel; Dietderich, Daniel; Gourlay, Steve; Hafalia, A. Ray; Hannaford, Charles; Lietzke, Alan; Nobrega, A.R.; Sabbi, GianLuca; Schmalzle, J.; Wanderer, R. J; Zlobin, A.V.; Ferracin, P.

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the LHC Accelerator Research Program (LARP), three US national laboratories (BNL, FNAL, and LBNL) are currently engaged in the development of superconducting magnets for the LHC Interaction Regions (IR) beyond the current design. As a first step towards the development of long Nb{sub 3}Sn quadrupole magnets, a 3.6 m long structure, based on the LBNL Subscale Common-Coil Magnet design, will be fabricated, assembled, and tested with aluminum-plate 'dummy coils'. The structure features an aluminum shell pre-tensioned over iron yokes using pressurized bladders and locking keys (bladder and key technology). Pre-load homogeneity and mechanical responses are monitored with pressure sensitive films and strain gauges mounted on the aluminum shell and the dummy coils. The details of the design and fabrication are presented and discussed, and the expected mechanical behavior is analyzed with finite element models.

  8. Stochastic dynamics of virus capsid formation: direct versus hierarchical self-assembly

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    Johanna E. Baschek; Heinrich C. R. Klein; Ulrich S. Schwarz

    2015-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to replicate within their cellular host, many viruses have developed self-assembly strategies for their capsids which are sufficiently robust as to be reconstituted in vitro. Mathematical models for virus self-assembly usually assume that the bonds leading to cluster formation have constant reactivity over the time course of assembly (direct assembly). In some cases, however, binding sites between the capsomers have been reported to be activated during the self-assembly process (hierarchical assembly). In order to study possible advantages of such hierarchical schemes for icosahedral virus capsid assembly, we use Brownian dynamics simulations of a patchy particle model that allows us to switch binding sites on and off during assembly. For T1 viruses, we implement a hierarchical assembly scheme where inter-capsomer bonds become active only if a complete pentamer has been assembled. We find direct assembly to be favorable for reversible bonds allowing for repeated structural reorganizations, while hierarchical assembly is favorable for strong bonds with small dissociation rate, as this situation is less prone to kinetic trapping. However, at the same time it is more vulnerable to monomer starvation during the final phase. Increasing the number of initial monomers does have only a weak effect on these general features. The differences between the two assembly schemes become more pronounced for more complex virus geometries, as shown here for T3 viruses, which assemble through homogeneous pentamers and heterogeneous hexamers in the hierarchical scheme. In order to complement the simulations for this more complicated case, we introduce a master equation approach that agrees well with the simulation results.

  9. Model-Based Hierarchical Optimal Control Design for HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Pinto, Alessandro; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sun on the external sides of the walls in deriving the differential equations of the temperature distribution

  10. Model-Based Hierarchical Optimal Control Design for HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Pinto, Alessandro; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Re- frigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, 1989. [16]ventilating, and air conditioning system with thermal loadand cooling loads in air conditioning practice. The walls

  11. Hierarchical Modeling for Population-Based Heat Exchanger Design

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    Geb, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Natural And Artificial Systems: An Introductory Analysisin natural and artificial systems: an introductory analysis

  12. Hierarchical Modeling for Population-Based Heat Exchanger Design

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    Geb, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    porous media exist. Hydrogen storage systems using variousprovide an example. Hydrogen storage systems are multi-leveland operation of hydrogen storage technologies. Similar to

  13. Hierarchical Modeling for Population-Based Heat Exchanger Design

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    Geb, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    transfer in tube banks in crossflow. [60] Zukauskas, A. ,law based optimisation of crossflow plate-fin heat exchanger

  14. Hierarchical Material Architecture Design for Better Energy Storage

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    Wang, Xiaolei

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Capacitance control of carbon aerogel electrodes. Journal ofHu, C. -C. , Cobalt Oxide Aerogels of Ideal Supercapacitivecarbons [43] and carbon aerogels. [44] These efforts have

  15. Hierarchical Modeling for Population-Based Heat Exchanger Design

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    Geb, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Catton, I. , 2001, "NON-INTRUSIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTCatton, I. , 2010, "Non- Intrusive Heat Transfer Coefficientthis section, the non-intrusive induction heating transient

  16. Architectural Design 2.0 : An online platform for the mass customization of architectural structures

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    Smithwick, Daniel J., II (Daniel John)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Not only are there incredible inefficiencies in the current practice of design, fabrication and construction of architecture, but, until now these processes have been limited to costly design professionals, wasteful ...

  17. Structural characterization and design optimization of hybrid composite tubes for TLP riser applications

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    Farivar-Sadri, Kamran

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Composite materials offer a unique opportunity for offshore applications where high stiffness and light weight are the major design criteria. Deep water drilling and production risers are one area where detailed design studies of potential composite...

  18. John Ochsendorf Intro to Structural Design Spring 2011 TA: Phil Seaton

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    Designing for axial forces Wed 9 LAB: Buckling Mon 14 Truss design (Equilibrium HW due) Wed 16 Forces) Wed 30 LAB: Frames/Beam project Mon 4 Indeterminate frames Wed 6 Lateral load systems Wed 6 LAB: Beam

  19. John Ochsendorf Intro to Structural Design Spring 2011 TA: Jennifer Zessin

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    Wed 9 Designing for axial forces Fri 11 LAB: Buckling Mon 14 Truss design (Equilibrium HW due) Wed 16 HW due) Fri 1 LAB: Frames/Beam project Mon 4 Indeterminate frames Wed 6 Lateral load systems Fri 8

  20. Monolithic or hierarchical star formation? A new statistical analysis

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    Marios Kampakoglou; Roberto Trotta; Joe Silk

    2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider an analytic model of cosmic star formation which incorporates supernova feedback, gas accretion and enriched outflows, reproducing the history of cosmic star formation, metallicity, supernovae type II rates and the fraction of baryons allocated to structures. We present a new statistical treatment of the available observational data on the star formation rate and metallicity that accounts for the presence of possible systematics. We then employ a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo method to compare the predictions of our model with observations and derive constraints on the 7 free parameters of the model. We find that the dust correction scheme one chooses to adopt for the star formation data is critical in determining which scenario is favoured between a hierarchical star formation model, where star formation is prolonged by accretion, infall and merging, and a monolithic scenario, where star formation is rapid and efficient. We distinguish between these modes by defining a characteristic minimum mass, M > 10^{11} M_solar, in our fiducial model, for early type galaxies where star formation occurs efficiently. Our results indicate that the hierarchical star formation model can achieve better agreement with the data, but that this requires a high efficiency of supernova-driven outflows. In a monolithic model, our analysis points to the need for a mechanism that drives metal-poor winds, perhaps in the form of supermassive black hole-induced outflows. Furthermore, the relative absence of star formation beyond z ~ 5 in the monolithic scenario requires an alternative mechanism to dwarf galaxies for reionizing the universe at z ~ 11, as required by observations of the microwave background. While the monolithic scenario is less favoured in terms of its quality-of-fit, it cannot yet be excluded.

  1. Technique for fast and efficient hierarchical clustering

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    Stork, Christopher

    2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A fast and efficient technique for hierarchical clustering of samples in a dataset includes compressing the dataset to reduce a number of variables within each of the samples of the dataset. A nearest neighbor matrix is generated to identify nearest neighbor pairs between the samples based on differences between the variables of the samples. The samples are arranged into a hierarchy that groups the samples based on the nearest neighbor matrix. The hierarchy is rendered to a display to graphically illustrate similarities or differences between the samples.

  2. Seismic design technology for breeder reactor structures. Volume 2. Special topics in soil/structure interaction analyses

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    Reddy, D.P.

    1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume is divided into six chapters: definition of seismic input ground motion, review of state-of-the-art procedures, analysis guidelines, rock/structure interaction analysis example, comparison of two- and three-dimensional analyses, and comparison of analyses using FLUSH and TRI/SAC Codes. (DLC)

  3. In Situ One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous...

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    Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon for High Performance Supercapacitors. In Situ One-Step Synthesis of Hierarchical Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon for High...

  4. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN REPORT

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    ROBINSON,K.

    2006-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Brookhaven National Laboratory has prepared a conceptual design for a world class user facility for scientific research using synchrotron radiation. This facility, called the ''National Synchrotron Light Source II'' (NSLS-II), will provide ultra high brightness and flux and exceptional beam stability. It will also provide advanced insertion devices, optics, detectors, and robotics, and a suite of scientific instruments designed to maximize the scientific output of the facility. Together these will enable the study of material properties and functions with a spatial resolution of {approx}1 nm, an energy resolution of {approx}0.1 meV, and the ultra high sensitivity required to perform spectroscopy on a single atom. The overall objective of the NSLS-II project is to deliver a research facility to advance fundamental science and have the capability to characterize and understand physical properties at the nanoscale, the processes by which nanomaterials can be manipulated and assembled into more complex hierarchical structures, and the new phenomena resulting from such assemblages. It will also be a user facility made available to researchers engaged in a broad spectrum of disciplines from universities, industries, and other laboratories.

  5. Hierarchical Heuristic Forward Search in Stochastic Domains Nicolas Meuleau

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    Brafman, Ronen

    and develop a variant of the AO* algorithm for performing for- ward heuristic search in hierarchical models. Substantial performance gains may be obtained in these algo- rithms by partitioning the set of search nodesHierarchical Heuristic Forward Search in Stochastic Domains Nicolas Meuleau NASA Ames Research

  6. HIERARCHICAL CONTROL FOR A CLASS OF UNCERTAIN PIECEWISE LINEAR HYBRID

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    HIERARCHICAL CONTROL FOR A CLASS OF UNCERTAIN PIECEWISE LINEAR HYBRID DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS Hai Lin ,1 for illustration. Keywords: Hybrid Systems, Piecewise Linear Systems, Hierarchical Control, Uncertainty 1 of the appropriate controller. In this paper we consider uncertain piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems

  7. Optimal and Hierarchical Control Travis DeWolf

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    Anderson, Charles H.

    -effector force? GOD. Travis DeWolf Optimal and Hierarchical Control #12;Optimal control of linear systems So control? Optimal control deals with the problem of finding a control law for a given system and Hierarchical Control #12;System model The simplest system model is linear. Set up a system of linear equations

  8. Hierarchical clustering using correlation metric and spatial continuity constraint

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    Stork, Christopher L.; Brewer, Luke N.

    2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Large data sets are analyzed by hierarchical clustering using correlation as a similarity measure. This provides results that are superior to those obtained using a Euclidean distance similarity measure. A spatial continuity constraint may be applied in hierarchical clustering analysis of images.

  9. Hierarchical k-Means for Unsupervised Learning Harry Gifford

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    Treuille, Adrien

    Hierarchical k-Means for Unsupervised Learning Harry Gifford Carnegie Mellon University Abstract In this paper we investigate how to accelerate k-means based unsupervised learning algorithms with hierar- chical k-means. We show that hierarchical k-means significantly speeds up k-means based learning

  10. Aalborg Universitet Hierarchical Control for Multiple DC Microgrids Clusters

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Hierarchical Control for Multiple DC Microgrids Clusters Shafiee, Qobad Control for Multiple DC Microgrids Clusters. I E E E Transactions on Energy Conversion. General rights, J. C. Vasquez, and J. M. Guerrero, "Hierarchical Control for Multiple DC-Microgrids Clusters," IEEE

  11. Hierarchical Remote Sensing Image Analysis via Graph Laplacian Energy

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    Zhou, Jun

    1 Hierarchical Remote Sensing Image Analysis via Graph Laplacian Energy Zhang Huigang, Bai Xiao for an efficient image description, which may cause increased computational complexity. In this paper, we propose a new hierarchical segmentation method that applies graph Laplacian energy as a generic measure

  12. Virtual Cinematography of Group Scenes using Hierarchical Lines of Actions

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    Casanova, Henri

    Virtual Cinematography of Group Scenes using Hierarchical Lines of Actions Kaveh Kardan Henri the heuristics of good cinematography. More specifically, our main contributions are the a method for defining hierarchical lines of action and the identification and use of relevant first principles of cinematography

  13. A Turbo Iteration Algorithm In 16QAM Hierarchical Modulation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Turbo Iteration Algorithm In 16QAM Hierarchical Modulation Xu Zhe Electric and Information on the turbo code, OFDM modulation and 16QAM hierarchical modulation to increase the flexibility, and in the high SNR, it can also gain a high BER performance of low priority bit stream. Keywords- turbo iteration

  14. university-logo Hierarchical models for random permutations

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    Villõ, Csiszár

    university-logo The Models Results Summary Hierarchical models for random permutations Villo;university-logo The Models Results Summary Outline 1 The Models Motivation of the Models Conditional Csiszár Hierarchical models for permutations #12;university-logo The Models Results Summary Outline 1

  15. Hierarchical Iso-Surface Extraction Computer Graphics Group

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    Desbrun, Mathieu

    Hierarchical Iso-Surface Extraction Ulf Labsik Computer Graphics Group University of Erlangen Kai of our hierarchical iso-surface extraction algorithm. Abstract The extraction and display of iso construct a hierarchy of volumes and extract an iso-surface from the coarsest resolution with a standard

  16. Structural Analysis of a New Design of a Glenoid Prosthesis by Finite Element Modeling

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    Downey, John A

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    18 Abstract Prosthesis loosening in total shoulderexcision. Present glenoid prostheses have fixation only inDesign of a Glenoid Prosthesis by Finite Element Modeling By

  17. Characterization of Special Variance Structures for Designs in Model Identification and Discrimination

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    Flores, Analisa Marielena

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 k ? 3.2 Model Information Consider a special search linear model (3.1) as it applies to a fractional factorial design.

  18. Application of structural-mechanics methods to the design of large tandem-mirror fusion devices (MFTF-B)

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    Karpenko, V.N.; Ng, D.S.

    1985-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF-B) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory requires state-of-the-art structural-mechanics methods to deal with access constraints for plasma heating and diagnostics, alignment requirements, and load complexity and variety. Large interactive structures required an integrated analytical approach to achieve a reasonable level of overall system optimization. The Tandem Magnet Generator (TMG) creates a magnet configuration for the EFFI calculation of electromagnetic-field forces that, coupled with other loads, form the input loading to magnet and vessel finite-element models. The analytical results provide the data base for detailed design of magnet, vessel, foundation, and interaction effects.

  19. A Multi-layer, Hierarchical Information Management System for the Smart Grid

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    Lu, Ning; Du, Pengwei; Paulson, Patrick R.; Greitzer, Frank L.; Guo, Xinxin; Hadley, Mark D.

    2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the modeling approach, methodologies, and initial results of setting up a multi-layer, hierarchical information management system (IMS) for the smart grid. The IMS allows its users to analyze the data collected by multiple control and communication networks to characterize the states of the smart grid. Abnormal, corrupted, or erroneous measurement data and outliers are detected and analyzed to identify whether they are caused by random equipment failures, unintentional human errors, or deliberate tempering attempts. Data collected from different information networks are crosschecked for data integrity based on redundancy, dependency, correlation, or cross-correlations, which reveal the interdependency between data sets. A hierarchically structured reasoning mechanism is used to rank possible causes of an event to aid the system operators to proactively respond or provide mitigation recommendations to remove or neutralize the threats. The model provides satisfactory performance on identifying the cause of an event and significantly reduces the need of processing myriads of data collected.

  20. Federal and State Structures to Support Financing Utility-Scale Solar Projects and the Business Models Designed to Utilize Them

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    Mendelsohn, M.; Kreycik, C.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Utility-scale solar projects have grown rapidly in number and size over the last few years, driven in part by strong renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and federal incentives designed to stimulate investment in renewable energy technologies. This report provides an overview of such policies, as well as the project financial structures they enable, based on industry literature, publicly available data, and questionnaires conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  1. Structural Design Considerations for Tubular Power Tower Receivers Operating at 650 Degrees C: Preprint

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    Neises, T. W.; Wagner, M. J.; Gray, A. K.

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research of advanced power cycles has shown supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles may have thermal efficiency benefits relative to steam cycles at temperatures around 500 - 700 degrees C. To realize these benefits for CSP, it is necessary to increase the maximum outlet temperature of current tower designs. Research at NREL is investigating a concept that uses high-pressure supercritical carbon dioxide as the heat transfer fluid to achieve a 650 degrees C receiver outlet temperature. At these operating conditions, creep becomes an important factor in the design of a tubular receiver and contemporary design assumptions for both solar and traditional boiler applications must be revisited and revised. This paper discusses lessons learned for high-pressure, high-temperature tubular receiver design. An analysis of a simplified receiver tube is discussed, and the results show the limiting stress mechanisms in the tube and the impact on the maximum allowable flux as design parameters vary. Results of this preliminary analysis indicate an underlying trade-off between tube thickness and the maximum allowable flux on the tube. Future work will expand the scope of design variables considered and attempt to optimize the design based on cost and performance metrics.

  2. Improved estimates of forest vegetation structure and biomass with a LiDAR-optimized sampling design

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    and Spies, 1992; Jakubauskas and Price, 1997], and forest biomass [Fassnacht et al., 1997; Gower et alImproved estimates of forest vegetation structure and biomass with a LiDAR-optimized sampling, to estimate forest structure and biomass across a 53,600 ha study area in northeastern Wisconsin. Additionally

  3. A Novel Synthesis Method for Designing Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) Structures in Packaged Mixed Signal Systems

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    on a periodically patterned power/ground plane. CPA-Method gives a final dimension of EBG structure for a desired. PLM calculates isolation level of an EBG structure based on the transmitted power. The proposed's mixed-signal systems are very sensitive to power/ground noise. For high-speed systems, it has been

  4. Design and analysis of algorithms and data structures for the efficient solution of graph theoretic problems on MIMD computers

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    Quinn, M.J.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of developing efficient algorithms and data structures to solve graph theoretic problems on tightly-coupled MIMD comuters is addressed. Several approaches to parallelizing a serial algorithm are examined. A technique is developed which allows the prediction of the expected execution time of some kinds of parallel algorithms. This technique can be used to determine which parallel algorithm is best for a particular application. Two parallel approximate algorithms for the Euclidean traveling salesman problem are designed and analyzed. The algorithms are parallelizations of the farthest-insertion heuristic and Karp's partitioning algorithm. Software lockout, the delay of processes due to contention for shared data structure, can be a significant hindrance to obtaining satisfactory speedup. Using the tactics of indirection and replication, new data structures are devised which can reduce the severity of software lockout. Finally, an upper bound to the speedup of parallel branch-and-bound algorithms which use the best-bound search strategy is determined.

  5. Size effects of primary/secondary twins on the atomistic deformation mechanisms in hierarchically nanotwinned metals

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    Yuan, Fuping; Wu, Xiaolei [State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of large-scale molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to investigate the tensile properties of nanotwinned (NT) copper with hierarchically twinned structures (HTS). For the same grain size d and the same spacing of primary twins {lambda}{sub 1}, the average flow stress first increases as the spacing of secondary twins {lambda}{sub 2} decreases, reaching a maximum at a critical {lambda}{sub 2}, and then decreases as {lambda}{sub 2} becomes even smaller. The smaller the spacing for {lambda}{sub 1}, the smaller the critical spacing for {lambda}{sub 2}. There exists a transition in dominating deformation mechanisms, occurring at a critical spacing of {lambda}{sub 2} for which strength is maximized. Above the critical spacing of {lambda}{sub 2}, the deformation mechanisms are dominated by the two Hall-Petch type strengthening mechanisms: (a) partial dislocations emitted from grain boundaries (GBs) travel across other GBs and twin boundaries (TBs); (b) partial dislocations emitted from TBs travel across other TBs. Below the critical spacing of {lambda}{sub 2}, the deformation mechanism is dominated by the two softening mechanisms: (a) Partial dislocations emitted from boundaries of the primary twins travel parallel to the TBs of the secondary twins, leading to detwinning of the secondary twins; (b) Boundaries of the primary twins shift entirely, leading to thickening in one part of primary twins and thinning in the other part of primary twins. The present results should provide insights to design the microstructures for reinforcing the mechanical properties in the NT metals with HTS.

  6. Abundance ratios in hierarchical galaxy formation

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    D. Thomas

    1999-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The chemical enrichment and stellar abundance ratios of galaxies which form in a hierarchical clustering scheme are calculated. For this purpose I adopt the star formation histories (SFH) as they are delivered by semi-analytic models in Kauffmann (1996}. It turns out that the average SFH of cluster ellipticals does not yield globally alpha-enhanced stellar populations. The star burst that occurs when the elliptical forms in the major merger plays therefore a crucial role in producing alpha-enhancement. Only under the assumption that the IMF is significantly flattened with respect to the Salpeter value during the burst, a Mg/Fe overabundant population can be obtained. In particular for the interpretation of radial gradients in metallicity and alpha-enhancement, the mixing of global and burst populations are of great importance. The model predicts bright field galaxies to be less alpha-enhanced than their counterparts in clusters.

  7. Aquatecture : underwater dwellings and sea born structures as paradigms of design

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    Guillermo, Ricardo

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are many reasons for undertaking a work such as this. Among them are the benefits offered to society when we acknowledge the potential of submersible structures, The provision of habitable underwater space remains ...

  8. Structure-based drug mechanism study and inhibitor design targeting tuberculosis 

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    Wang, Feng

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The increase of multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases makes it urgent to develop a new generation of TB drugs to counter resistance and shorten treatment. Structural biology, which ...

  9. Towards and embeddable structural health monitoring sensor : design and optimization of MEMS piezoelectric vibration energy harvesters

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    Mracek, Anna Marie

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless structural health monitoring (SHM) has gained considerable interest as a potential method of reducing aircraft maintenance costs while increasing safety. Distributed power supplies for the sensing nodes are needed ...

  10. Structural design of a lunar lander spacecraft for the Texas space grant regolith oxygen production experiment 

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    Baccus, Ronald Kregg

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    configuration selected for the lander was a triangular truss structure constructed of graphite-epoxy struts and titanium ball joints. This configuration was selected since it offered the greatest stiffness per unit weight, resulting in an efficient...

  11. Structural Composites Industries 4 kilowatt wind system development. Phase I: design and analysis, technical report

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    Malkine, N.; Bottrell, G.; Weingart, O.

    1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 4 kW small wind energy conversion system (SWECS) has been designed for residential applications in which relatively low (10 mph) mean annual wind speeds prevail. The objectives were to develop such a machine to produce electrical energy at 6 cents per kWh while operating in parallel with a utility grid or auxiliary generator. The Phase I effort began in November, 1979 and was carried through the Final Design Review in February 1981. During this period extensive trade, optimization and analytical studies were performed in an effort to provide the optimum machine to best meet the objectives. Certain components, systems and manufacturing processes were tested and evaluated and detail design drawings were produced. The resulting design is a 31-foot diameter horizontal axis downwind machine rated 5.7 kW and incorporating the following unique features: Composite Blades; Free-Standing Composite Tower; Torque-Actuated Blade Pitch Control. The design meets or exceeds all contract requirements except that for cost of energy. The target 6 cents per kWh will be achieved in a mean wind speed slightly below 12 mph instead of the specified 10 mph.

  12. Maximizing the divergence from a hierarchical model of quantum states

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    Stephan Weis; Andreas Knauf; Nihat Ay; Ming-Jing Zhao

    2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We study many-party correlations quantified in terms of the Umegaki relative entropy (divergence) from a Gibbs family known as a hierarchical model. We derive these quantities from the maximum-entropy principle which was used earlier to define the closely related irreducible correlation. We point out differences between quantum states and probability vectors which exist in hierarchical models, in the divergence from a hierarchical model and in local maximizers of this divergence. The differences are, respectively, missing factorization, discontinuity and reduction of uncertainty. We discuss global maximizers of the mutual information of separable qubit states.

  13. Protein folding and non-conventional drug design: a primer for nuclear structure physicists

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    Broglia, R.A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy); Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); Tiana, G.; Provasi, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milan (Italy)

    2004-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Some of the paradigms emerging from the study of the phenomena of phase transitions in finite many-body systems, like e.g. the atomic nucleus can be used at profit to solve the protein folding problem within the framework of simple (although not oversimplified) models. From this solution a paradigm emerges for the design of non-conventional drugs, which inhibit enzymatic action without inducing resistance (mutations). The application of these concepts to the design of an inhibitor to the HIV-protease central in the life cycle of the HIV virus is discussed.

  14. Hierarchical graphs for better annotations of rule-based models of biochemical systems

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    Hu, Bin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hlavacek, William [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the graph-based formalism of the BioNetGen language (BNGL), graphs are used to represent molecules, with a colored vertex representing a component of a molecule, a vertex label representing the internal state of a component, and an edge representing a bond between components. Components of a molecule share the same color. Furthermore, graph-rewriting rules are used to represent molecular interactions, with a rule that specifies addition (removal) of an edge representing a class of association (dissociation) reactions and with a rule that specifies a change of vertex label representing a class of reactions that affect the internal state of a molecular component. A set of rules comprises a mathematical/computational model that can be used to determine, through various means, the system-level dynamics of molecular interactions in a biochemical system. Here, for purposes of model annotation, we propose an extension of BNGL that involves the use of hierarchical graphs to represent (1) relationships among components and subcomponents of molecules and (2) relationships among classes of reactions defined by rules. We illustrate how hierarchical graphs can be used to naturally document the structural organization of the functional components and subcomponents of two proteins: the protein tyrosine kinase Lck and the T cell receptor (TCR)/CD3 complex. Likewise, we illustrate how hierarchical graphs can be used to document the similarity of two related rules for kinase-catalyzed phosphorylation of a protein substrate. We also demonstrate how a hierarchical graph representing a protein can be encoded in an XML-based format.

  15. on the complexity of some hierarchical structured matrix algorithms

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    2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Solution of an order m triangular system Lx = b m2 ...... [9] S. Chandrasekaran, P. Dewilde, M. Gu, W. Lyons, and T. Pals, A fast solver for HSS representations via ...

  16. INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DISPLAYS FOR HIERARCHICAL DATA STRUCTURES

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    Cahn, D.F.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pittsburgh, 1980 LBL-10247 INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICSOF THIS DKiir.KHT IS UMLIMITEO INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICSBerkeley, CA 94720 An interactive computer graphical display

  17. Evolution of HII regions in hierarchically structured molecular clouds

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    Stanislav Shabala; Simon Ellingsen; Stan Kurtz; Larry Forbes

    2006-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We present observations of the H91$\\alpha$ recombination line emission towards a sample of nine HII regions associated with 6.7-GHz methanol masers, and report arcsecond-scale emission around compact cores. We derive physical parameters for our sources, and find that although simple hydrostatic models of region evolution reproduce the observed region sizes, they significantly underestimate emission measures. We argue that these findings are consistent with young source ages in our sample, and can be explained by existence of density gradients in the ionised gas.

  18. Hierarchical Partitioning Techniques for Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Applications

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    (CAREERS), EIA 0103674 (NGS) and EIA-0120934 (ITR), and by DOE ASCI/ASAP (Caltech) via grant number PC

  19. Mean and Covariance Structure Analysis of Hierarchical Data

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    Bengt O. Muthén

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are g H d ' = ^ z ' ^ g ® »V S = symmetric d lNg where I N Ng ® £yz lNg ® 2w is an identity matrixof dimension N , l g + lNg lNg' ® N g is a unit vector of

  20. Depth Partitions, Hierarchical Network Structure, and Networks-Affect-Pricing

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    White, Douglas R.

    heavey industries 4 5596 37 sony sony 4 417 37 canon canon 7 217 34 ebara ebara 8 4043 29 tokimec tokimec

  1. Genomic analysis of the hierarchical structure of regulatory networks

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    Gerstein, Mark

    : Mark.Gerstein@yale.edu Manuscript information: 25 pages in total Word and character counts: 255 words their wide influence through directly regulating many targets, but actually TFs with most direct targets, such as social interactions, the internet, and ecological food webs (5-7). Individual networks have been globally

  2. Hybrid direct write lithographic strategies for complex hierarchical structures

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    Singer, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Phillip)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the number of alternative lithographic techniques for high resolution and 3D patterning rapidly increasing, there is a need to identify a set of scalable techniques which balances the ability to arbitrarily control ...

  3. Hierarchical modeling of structure and mechanics of cement hydrate

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    Shahsavari, Rouzbeh

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With an annual production of more than 20 billion tons a year, concrete continues to be the world's dominating manufacturing material for a foreseeable future. However, this ubiquity comes with a large ecological price as ...

  4. Modeling hierarchically structured nanoparticle/diblock copolymer systems

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    Lisal, Martin

    challenge. In this work, we present a molecular modeling approach for predicting the nanostructure of hybrid of the DBCPs can be harnessed to promote the ordering of the NPs and thereby create highly organized hybrid so materials systems, such as DBCP- based nanocomposites.24 Indeed, the nal morphology of DBCP

  5. Geopolymer with hierarchically meso-/macroporous structures from reactive

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) Environmental AssessmentsGeoffrey CampbelllongApplying Geochemistry toemulsion

  6. Towards a Structural Secure Design Process S. Hasan Mirjalili Arjen K. Lenstra

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    Lenstra, Arjen K.

    security from the beginning and throughout the life cycle of the system. Secure system design methods have.Lenstra@epfl.ch Abstract -- Computing has become part of everyday life by means of consumer electronics, embedded systems development by exploring systems security requirements. The methodologies can be classified into five

  7. Structural design and analysis of a lightweight composite sandwich space radiator panel 

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    Mukundan, Sudharsan

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this study is to design and analyze a sandwich composite panel with lightweight graphite foam core and carbon epoxy face sheets that can function as a radiator for the given payload in a satellite. This arrangement provides a lightweight...

  8. Combining Functional and Structural Reasoning for Safety Analysis of Electrical Designs

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    Snooke, Neal

    in detail. FLAME has been developed over several years, and is capable of composing an FMEA report for many Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) of a design involves the investigation and assessment of the effects, electronic and mechanical systems are being combined in safety-critical applications. Automation of FMEA

  9. Optimal Design and Scheduling of Unsteady State Material Recovery Networks

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    Rabie, Arwa H.

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    methodologies: the first is a hierarchical multi-step methodology developed for the design and scheduling of batch water (material of interest) recycle networks. A new source- double tank-sink arrangement is introduced to overcome the limitation of samecycle...

  10. AVF Analysis Acceleration via Hierarchical Fault Pruning

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    Makris, Yiorgos

    and extremely time-consuming experiments. In response, designers have introduced various methodologies

  11. Learning Hierarchical Plans by Reading Simple English Dustin Smith

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    Herr, Hugh

    Learning Hierarchical Plans by Reading Simple English Narratives Dustin Smith MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA USA dsmit@mit.edu Kenneth Arnold MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA USA kcarnold@mit.edu ABSTRACT We

  12. Decoupling Sparsity and Smoothness in the Discrete Hierarchical Dirichlet Process

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    Blei, David M.

    Computer Science Department Princeton University chongw@cs.princeton.edu David M. Blei Computer Science Department Princeton University blei@cs.princeton.edu Abstract We present a nonparametric hierarchical

  13. A Study of Hierarchical Correlation Clustering for Scientific Volume Data

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    Wang, Chaoli

    hierarchical clustering methods based on qual- ity threshold, k-means, and random walks, to investigate. The evaluation includes side-by-side qualitative comparison of clustering results and quantitative comparison

  14. Hierarchical Task and Motion Planning in the Now

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    Kaelbling, Leslie Pack

    2010-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we outline an approach to the integration of task planning and motion planning that has the following key properties: It is aggressively hierarchical. It makes choices and commits to them in a top-down fashion ...

  15. Rheological and morphological characterization of hierarchically nanostructured materials

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    Wang, Benjamin Ning-Haw

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hierarchically nanostructured materials exhibit order on multiple length scales, with at least one of a few nanometers. The expected enhancements for applications using these materials include improved mechanical, thermal ...

  16. Studies of Neurological Transmission Analysis Hierarchical Bayesian Mixture Models

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    West, Mike

    Studies of Neurological Transmission Analysis using Hierarchical Bayesian Mixture Models MIKE WEST of individual neuro­ transmitter release sites at nerve junctions. Models attempt to capture scientific features, with result­ ing neurophysiological insights in some recently generated experimental contexts. Further

  17. Comparison of Protein Active Site Structures for Functional Annotation of Proteins and Drug Design

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    Powers, Robert

    of numerous genome sequencing projects and the vastly expanding list of unannotated proteins. Traditionally of various genomics efforts has been a vast growth in putative protein sequences that lack any experimental identified in various proteomes.2,4­6 Structural genomics is augmenting the functional assignment

  18. Author's personal copy Reliability-based design and optimization of adaptive marine structures

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    Baker, Jack W.

    for wind turbines, where material load­deformation coupling was used to reduce fatigue damage through load investigated to improve propeller performance, including thrust, power, and efficiency. Studies have also shown vibration, and reduce hub and dy- namic blade loads [2­6]. In Yang [7], fluid­structure interaction analysis

  19. Structural design and analysis of a lightweight composite sandwich space radiator panel

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    Mukundan, Sudharsan

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Model???????????????????.31 3.5.1 Cutout??...????????????????????32 3.5.2 Antenna????????????...?????????..32 3.6 Preliminary Design????????????????????...33 IV. VIBRATION AND THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SANDWICH RADIATOR PANEL....??..??????????????..35 4.1 Plate Theory???????????????????????..35 4.2 Free Vibration of a Simply Supported Rectangular Plate?????....36 4.3 Parametric Study of Simply Supported Plates and Sandwiches.???..38 4.3.1 Aluminum 2024-T3 Isotropic Plate???????????..38...

  20. Abstract--The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented recently. In this paper, a hierarchical scheme is

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    and reliability ·Integrating distributed power generation and storage ·Utilizing renewable energy resources1 1 Abstract-- The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented recently. In this paper comprises distributed generators (DGs) local controllers. The local controllers mainly consist of power

  1. Rational design of self-assembly pathways for complex multicomponent structures

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    Jacobs, William M.; Reinhardt, Aleks; Frenkel, Daan

    2015-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    be assembled in order to complete one or more cycles, i.e. closed loops of stabilizing bonds in a fragment. For example, the critical number of monomers in the exam- ple structure at 319 K, V ‡ = 8, is one fewer than the nine subunits required to form a... . Sci- ence 338:1458(SI). 28Shneidman VA (2003) On the lowest energy nucleation path in a supersaturated lattice gas. J Stat Phys 112:293–318. ...

  2. Structure-based drug mechanism study and inhibitor design targeting tuberculosis

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    Wang, Feng

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ...........................................................................................................40 Cloning, Expression and Purification ...........................................................40 Synthesis of the INH-NAD, PNH-NAD and BZH-NAD Adducts...............41 InhA Activity Assay..............................39 Figure 13 Crystal Structure of S94A Bound with the INH-NAD Adduct. ....................48 Figure 14 Synthesis of INH-NAD, BZH-NAD, and PNH-NAD...................................51 Figure 15 Surface Diagram of InhA in Complex with Hydrazide...

  3. Enhanced physics design with hexagonal repeated structure tools using Monte Carlo methods

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    Carter, L L; Lan, J S; Schwarz, R A

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses proposed new missions for the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) reactor which involve the use of target assemblies containing local hydrogenous moderation within this otherwise fast reactor. Parametric physics design studies with Monte Carlo methods are routinely utilized to analyze the rapidly changing neutron spectrum. An extensive utilization of the hexagonal lattice within lattice capabilities of the Monte Carlo Neutron Photon (MCNP) continuous energy Monte Carlo computer code is applied here to solving such problems. Simpler examples that use the lattice capability to describe fuel pins within a brute force'' description of the hexagonal assemblies are also given.

  4. The structural design of electrode materials for high energy lithium batteries.

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    Thackeray, M.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lithium batteries are used to power a diverse range of applications from small compact devices, such as smart cards and cellular telephones to large heavy duty devices such as uninterrupted power supply units and electric- and hybrid-electric vehicles. This paper briefly reviews the approaches to design advanced materials to replace the lithiated graphite and LiCoO{sub 2} electrodes that dominate today's lithium-ion batteries in order to increase their energy and safety. The technological advantages of lithium batteries are placed in the context of water-based- and high-temperature battery systems.

  5. Bayesian Hierarchical Community Discovery Charles Blundell

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    Ghahramani, Zoubin

    collaborations, and politicians may form factions. Conse- quently the structure found in social networks is often

  6. A study of the theories of structural design of rigid airfield pavement

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    Khuri, Fuad Ilyas

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    &'5O, 4ibid. , Report of Committee oa '?hrping of Concrete Pavowntog i/45, o. Prost, Actiont The formation and, growth of ice lenses in a soil leading t, o its upheaval and the destruction of its structure is t. armed frost' action. Xt generally... provided by conorets p vtng& since rain changes little of it c no ~skid qualities~ frost for- cjaticn ~ bo prevented easQy by proper pavxxnsnt surface drainage~ snov removal ie cxxcp rativsly easy& and seasonal variations in texpsratuze 6 ~G. ". ov...

  7. Somatic mutations in PI3K[alpha]: Structural basis for enzyme activation and drug design

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    Gabelli, Sandra B.; Mandelker, Diana; Schmidt-Kittler, Oleg; Vogelstein, Bert; Amzel, L. Mario (JHU); (HHMI)

    2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The PI3K pathway is a communication hub coordinating critical cell functions including cell survival, cell growth, proliferation, motility and metabolism. Because PI3K{alpha} harbors recurrent somatic mutations resulting in gains of function in human cancers, it has emerged as an important drug target for many types of solid tumors. Various PI3K isoforms are also being evaluated as potential therapeutic targets for inflammation, heart disease, and hematological malignancies. Structural biology is providing insights into the flexibility of the PI3Ks, and providing basis for understanding the effects of mutations, drug resistance and specificity.

  8. Somatic Mutations in PI3Kalpha: Structural Basis for Enzyme Activation and Drug Design

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    S Gabelli; D Mandelker; O Schmidt-Kittler; B Vogelstein; L Amzel

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The PI3K pathway is a communication hub coordinating critical cell functions including cell survival, cell growth, proliferation, motility and metabolism. Because PI3K{alpha} harbors recurrent somatic mutations resulting in gains of function in human cancers, it has emerged as an important drug target for many types of solid tumors. Various PI3K isoforms are also being evaluated as potential therapeutic targets for inflammation, heart disease, and hematological malignancies. Structural biology is providing insights into the flexibility of the PI3Ks, and providing basis for understanding the effects of mutations, drug resistance and specificity.

  9. Structure-Based Inhibitor Design for an Enzyme That Binds Different Steriods

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    Qiu,W.; Zhou, M.; Mazumdar, M.; Azzi, A.; Ghanmi, D.; Luu-The, V.; Labrie, F.; Lin, S.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human type 5 17{beta}-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase plays a crucial role in local androgen formation in prostate tissue. Several chemicals were synthesized and tested for their ability to inhibit this enzyme, and a series of estradiol derivatives bearing a lactone on the D-ring were found to inhibit its activity efficiently. The crystal structure of the type 5 enzyme in complex with NADP and such a novel inhibitor, EM1404, was determined to a resolution of 1.30 {angstrom}. Significantly more hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions were defined between EM1404 and the enzyme than in the substrate ternary complex. The lactone ring of EM1404 accounts for important interactions with the enzyme, whereas the amide group at the opposite end of the inhibitor contributes to the stability of three protein loops involved in the construction of the substrate binding site. EM1404 has a strong competitive inhibition, with a K{sub i} of 6.9 {+-} 1.4 nM, demonstrating 40 times higher affinity than that of the best inhibitor previously reported. This is observed despite the fact that the inhibitor occupies only part of the binding cavity. Attempts to soak the inhibitor into crystals of the binary complex with NADP were unsuccessful, yielding a structure with a polyethylene glycol fragment occupying the substrate binding site. The relative crystal packing is discussed. Combined studies of small molecule inhibitor synthesis, x-ray crystallography, enzyme inhibition, and molecular modeling make it possible to analyze the plasticity of the substrate binding site of the enzyme, which is essential for developing more potent and specific inhibitors for hormone-dependent cancer therapy.

  10. Hierarchical analysis of filtration. Progress report

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    Quintard, M. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers, 33 - Talence (France). Lab. Energetique et Phenomenes de Transfert; Whitaker, S. [California Univ., Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The original proposal for this work suggested two lines Of analysis that could be used to develop an hierarchical analysis of filtration. The first of these was semi-empirical and required the use of an angle-dependent rate coefficient to model the effect of particle inertia, while the second made use of a particle velocity decomposition that separated the velocity into an inertial part and a diffusive part. We have concluded that the semiempirical approach cannot lead to an efficient treatment of the filtration problem, and in this study we have dirrcted most of our effort toward the development of the velocity decomposition approach. Problems arise with the velocity decomposition method because the panicle tracking equation is hyperbolic in nature, and there are regions in the flow field where it is difficult to calculate the deterministic particle velocity. These problems can be avoided with an asymptotic analysis, and we have used this approach to determine single fiber efficiencies for small Stokes numbers. These efficiencies illustrate a minimum as a function of the particle diameter; however, the range of validity (in terms of the Stokes number) of the asymptotic method is uncertain. If the range of validity of the asymptotic expansion is suitable for the solution of practical problems, the current work on homogeneous filters should be expanded to included a broader range of values of the key parameters and then extended to include the case of heterogeneous filters. If the range of validity of the asymptotic method is not suitable for the solution of practical problems, the particle tracking problem must be resolved or we must move on to the use of Brownian dynamics. This approach is outlined, where we have indicated how Brownian dynamics may be incorporated into the method of volume averaging.

  11. Spontaneous motion in hierarchically assembled active matter

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    Tim Sanchez; Daniel T. N. Chen; Stephen J. DeCamp; Michael Heymann; Zvonimir Dogic

    2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    With exquisite precision and reproducibility, cells orchestrate the cooperative action of thousands of nanometer-sized molecular motors to carry out mechanical tasks at much larger length scales, such as cell motility, division and replication. Besides their biological importance, such inherently non-equilibrium processes are an inspiration for developing biomimetic active materials from microscopic components that consume energy to generate continuous motion. Being actively driven, these materials are not constrained by the laws of equilibrium statistical mechanics and can thus exhibit highly sought-after properties such as autonomous motility, internally generated flows and self-organized beating. Starting from extensile microtubule bundles, we hierarchically assemble active analogs of conventional polymer gels, liquid crystals and emulsions. At high enough concentration, microtubules form a percolating active network characterized by internally driven chaotic flows, hydrodynamic instabilities, enhanced transport and fluid mixing. When confined to emulsion droplets, 3D networks spontaneously adsorb onto the droplet surfaces to produce highly active 2D nematic liquid crystals whose streaming flows are controlled by internally generated fractures and self-healing, as well as unbinding and annihilation of oppositely charged disclination defects. The resulting active emulsions exhibit unexpected properties, such as autonomous motility, which are not observed in their passive analogues. Taken together, these observations exemplify how assemblages of animate microscopic objects exhibit collective biomimetic properties that are starkly different from those found in materials assembled from inanimate building blocks, challenging us to develop a theoretical framework that would allow for a systematic engineering of their far-from-equilibrium material properties.

  12. Carbon composition with hierarchical porosity, and methods of preparation

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    Mayes, Richard T; Dai, Sheng

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for fabricating a porous carbon material possessing a hierarchical porosity, the method comprising subjecting a precursor composition to a curing step followed by a carbonization step, the precursor composition comprising: (i) a templating component comprised of a block copolymer, (ii) a phenolic component, (iii) a dione component in which carbonyl groups are adjacent, and (iv) an acidic component, wherein said carbonization step comprises heating the precursor composition at a carbonizing temperature for sufficient time to convert the precursor composition to a carbon material possessing a hierarchical porosity comprised of mesopores and macropores. Also described are the resulting hierarchical porous carbon material, a capacitive deionization device in which the porous carbon material is incorporated, as well as methods for desalinating water by use of said capacitive deionization device.

  13. Automated Detection of Objects Using Multiple Hierarchical Segmentations

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    Aksoy, Selim

    and neighborhood connectivity are selected as candidate structures for object detection. Given the observation, a measure that combined spectral homogeneity and neighborhood connectivity was designed to select mean several approaches such as region growing, Markov random field models, and energy minimization have been

  14. Compositionality in Synchronous Data Flow: Modular Code Generation from Hierarchical SDF Graphs

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    Compositionality in Synchronous Data Flow: Modular Code Generation from Hierarchical SDF Graphs in Synchronous Data Flow: Modular Code Generation from Hierarchical SDF Graphs Stavros Tripakis, Dai Bui, Bert of California, Berkeley stavros, daib, eal@eecs.berkeley.edu October 20, 2009 Abstract Hierarchical SDF models

  15. Morphological methods for design of modular systems (a survey)

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    Levin, Mark Sh

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The article addresses morphological approaches to design of modular systems. The following methods are briefly described: (i) basic version of morphological analysis (MA), (ii) modification of MA as method of closeness to ideal point(s), (iii reducing of MA to linear programming, (iv) multiple choice problem, (v) quadratic assignment problem, (vi) Pareto-based MA (i.e., revelation of Pareto-efficient solutions), (vii) Hierarchical Morphological Multicriteria Design (HMMD) approach, and (viii) Hierarchical Morphological Multicriteria Design (HMMD) approach based on fuzzy estimates. The above-mentioned methods are illustrated by schemes, models, and illustrative examples. An additional realistic example (design of GSM network) is presented to illustrate main considered methods.

  16. Fast algorithms for hierarchically semiseparable matrices

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    2010-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 22, 2009 ... 1Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, U.S.A.. 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of ... They are useful in developing fast-structured numerical methods for.

  17. Calorimetric glass transition explained by hierarchical dynamic facilitation

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    Garrahan, Juan P.

    Calorimetric glass transition explained by hierarchical dynamic facilitation Aaron S. Keysa Contributed by David Chandler, February 11, 2013 (sent for review November 15, 2012) The glass transition different on cooling than on heating, and the response to melting a glass depends markedly on the cooling

  18. Evaluation of Hierarchical Clustering Algorithms for Document Datasets

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    Karypis, George

    of Computer Science University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 yzhao@cs.umn.edu George Karypis Department of Computer Science University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 karypis@cs.umn.edu ABSTRACT Fast and high­9, 2002, McLean, Virginia, USA. Copyright 2002 ACM 1-58113-492-4/02/0011 ...$5.00. Keywords Hierarchical

  19. Hierarchical regularization for edge-preserving reconstruction of PET images

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    Bardsley, John

    Hierarchical regularization for edge-preserving reconstruction of PET images Johnathan M. Bardsley.somersalo@case.edu Abstract. The data in PET emission and transmission tomography and in low dose X-ray tomography, consists that the algorithm gives good quality reconstructions for both emission and transmission PET problems in an efficient

  20. Hierarchical regularization for edge-preserving reconstruction of PET images

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    Bardsley, John

    1 Hierarchical regularization for edge-preserving reconstruction of PET images Johnathan M. Bardsley , Daniela Calvetti, and Erkki Somersalo Abstract--The data in PET emission and transmission tomog for both emission and transmission PET problems at very low computational cost. Index Terms

  1. Using Hierarchical Simplicial Meshes to Render Atmospheric Effects

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    Atalay, F. Betül

    Using Hierarchical Simplicial Meshes to Render Atmospheric Effects F. Betul Atalay David M. Mount natural phenomena. An important problem in this area is that of rendering scenes containing atmospheric and smoke. Generating photorealistic renderings through ray-tracing is computationally very demanding

  2. Bayesian hierarchical reconstruction of protein profiles including a digestion model

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Bayesian hierarchical reconstruction of protein profiles including a digestion model Pierre to recover the protein biomarkers content in a robust way. We will focus on the digestion step since and each branch to a molecular processing such as digestion, ionisation and LC-MS separation

  3. Hierarchical Beta Processes and the Indian Buffet Romain Thibaux

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    Hierarchical Beta Processes and the Indian Buffet Process Romain Thibaux Computer Science Division Department of Statistics November 5, 2006 Abstract We show that the beta process is the de Finetti mixing distribution underlying the Indian buffet process of [2]. This result shows that the beta process plays

  4. Comparison of Distance Metrics for Hierarchical Data in Medical Databases

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    sufficiently well in clustering the patient population using k-means clustering algorithm. I. INTRODUCTIONComparison of Distance Metrics for Hierarchical Data in Medical Databases Diman Hassan, Uwe of these metrics have been compared to other measures to find their efficiency. In [5], a comparison has been made

  5. Hierarchical Models in Environmental Science Christopher K. Wikle

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    Hierarchical Models in Environmental Science Christopher K. Wikle July 2002 Accepted for" issues in the environmental/ecological sciences. How do we begin to make sense of these issues? Can we interactions across domains, variables, and systems. Furthermore, a key aspect of environmental science (by

  6. An Energy Efficient Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Chen, Ing-Ray

    An Energy Efficient Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks Seema (approximately 1 cubic millimeter) sensors. An ad-hoc wireless network of large numbers of such inexpensive, IN, USA {seema, coyle}@ecn.purdue.edu Abstract-- A wireless network consisting of a large number

  7. Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition

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    will produce better policies than Feudal Q learning. 1 Introduction Hierarchical approaches to reinforcement level can be thought of as an agent that must obey the commands of the level above it (its feudal lord­(4,4), so the * is converted to a ne subgoal at level 2. In Feudal Q learning, each level i of the hierarchy

  8. Hierarchical Bayesian models for space-time air pollution data

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    Sahu, Sujit K

    Hierarchical Bayesian models for space-time air pollution data Sujit K. Sahu June 14, 2011 sets have led to a step change in the analysis of space-time air pollution data. Accurate predictions-time air pollution data and illustrate the benefits of modeling with a real data example on monitoring

  9. Criticism of a Hierarchical Model Using Bayes James H. Albert

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    Albert, James H.

    in the United States over a two­year period. A Poisson/Gamma exchangeable model is used to learn about the underlying death rates for 94 hospitals. There are concerns about the suitability of this hierarchical model program's patient mix. The fraction z i =e i is the number of deaths per unit exposure and can be viewed

  10. A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies

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    B. Hoeneisen

    2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a simple, fast and predictive model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies which is in quantitative agreement with observations. Comparing simulations with observations we place constraints on the density of the universe and on the power spectrum of density fluctuations.

  11. Why Hierarchical Key Distribution is Appropriate for Multicast Networks

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    Zheng, Yuliang

    Why Hierarchical Key Distribution is Appropriate for Multicast Networks Chandana Gamage, Jussipekka rationale for many key distribution schemes for multicast networks are based on heuristic arguments on e of multicast group formation and network growth to look at the selection of a key distribution scheme from

  12. A Hierarchical Model for Estimating the Reliability of Complex Systems

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    Reese, Shane

    an approximation to the joint posterior distribution on the total system reliability was obtained. Many reliability or bounding moments of the system reliability posterior distribution (Cole (1975), Mastran (1976), DostalA Hierarchical Model for Estimating the Reliability of Complex Systems Valen E. Johnson, Todd L

  13. Facility Location with Hierarchical Facility Costs Zoya Svitkina #

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    Tardos, Ã?va

    Facility Location with Hierarchical Facility Costs Zoya Svitkina # â?? Eva Tardos + Abstract We consider the facility location problem with hierarchi­ cal facility costs, and give a (4 installation costs. Shmoys, Swamy and Levi [13] gave an approxi­ mation algorithm for a two­level version

  14. Hierarchical nanostructured conducting polymer hydrogel with high electrochemical activity

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    Cui, Yi

    and have been used in many applications such as bioelectronics and energy storage devices. They are often demonstrated great potential for a broad range of applications from energy storage devices such as biofuelHierarchical nanostructured conducting polymer hydrogel with high electrochemical activity Lijia

  15. Biotemplated Hierarchical Nanostructure of Layered Double

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    and low-cost by utilizing biotemplate and coat- ing it uniformly up to atomic thickness with an inorganic toward future innovations in dis- covering new structures and improving cor- responding performances.13 by biological templates. For instance, researchers can fabricate such biostructures with high reproducibility

  16. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING MINOR The Minor in Structural Engineering is a unique opportunity offered to students of the College of Environmental Design to

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    Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

    of steel, concrete or timber (CE122N, CE123N, CE124) These basic courses are complemented by additional exist in major architectural-engineering companies that appreciate the holistic approach to design: Ove of the joint degree are also employed with smaller companies emphasizing either architectural design

  17. A Simplified Hierarchical Dynamic Quantum Secret Sharing Protocol with Added Features

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    Sandeep Mishra; Chitra Shukla; Anirban Pathak; R. Srikanth; Anu Venugopalan

    2014-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Generalizing the notion of dynamic quantum secret sharing (DQSS), a simplified protocol for hierarchical dynamic quantum secret sharing (HDQSS) is proposed and it is shown that the protocol can be implemented using any existing protocol of quantum key distribution, quantum key agreement or secure direct quantum communication. The security of this proposed protocol against eavesdropping and collusion attacks is discussed with specific attention towards the issues related to the composability of the subprotocols that constitute the proposed protocol. The security and qubit efficiency of the proposed protocol is also compared with that of other existing protocols of DQSS. Further, it is shown that it is possible to design a semi-quantum protocol of HDQSS and in principle, the protocols of HDQSS can be implemented using any quantum state. It is also noted that the completely orthogonal-state-based realization of HDQSS protocol is possible and that HDQSS can be experimentally realized using a large number of alternative approaches.

  18. Structural genomics - A goldmine of blueprints for structure...

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    - A goldmine of blueprints for structure-based drug design. Structural genomics - A goldmine of blueprints for structure-based drug design. Abstract: In late 2007 the National...

  19. Seismic design of a current woodframe structure and study of innovative products and damping systems in wood construction

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    Mahjoub, Nina A. (Nina Azadeh)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wood structures have seen resurgence in popularity over the past several decades, especially in Western States of America, such as California. The industry keeps creating new structural wood products of exceptional strength, ...

  20. Comparing Model-based and Design-based Structural Equation Modeling Approaches in Analyzing Complex Survey Data 

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    Wu, Jiun-Yu

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional statistical methods assuming data sampled under simple random sampling are inadequate for use on complex survey data with a multilevel structure and non-independent observations. In structural equation modeling ...

  1. Evidence for a non-universal Kennicutt-Schmidt relationship using hierarchical Bayesian linear regression

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    Shetty, Rahul; Bigiel, Frank

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a Bayesian linear regression method which rigorously treats measurement uncertainties, and accounts for hierarchical data structure for investigating the relationship between the star formation rate and gas surface density. The method simultaneously estimates the intercept, slope, and scatter about the regression line of each individual subject (e.g. a galaxy) and the population (e.g. an ensemble of galaxies). Using synthetic datasets, we demonstrate that the Bayesian method accurately recovers the parameters of both the individuals and the population, especially when compared to commonly employed least squares methods, such as the bisector. We apply the Bayesian method to estimate the Kennicutt-Schmidt (KS) parameters of a sample of spiral galaxies compiled by Bigiel et al. (2008). We find significant variation in the KS parameters, indicating that no single KS relationship holds for all galaxies. This suggests that the relationship between molecular gas and star formation differs between galaxies...

  2. Mitotic chromosome structure

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    Heermann, Dieter W., E-mail: heermann@tphys.uni-heidelberg.de

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Mounting evidence is compiling linking the physical organizational structure of chromosomes and the nuclear structure to biological function. At the base of the physical organizational structure of both is the concept of loop formation. This implies that physical proximity within chromosomes is provided for otherwise distal genomic regions and thus hierarchically organizing the chromosomes. Together with entropy many experimental observations can be explained with these two concepts. Among the observations that can be explained are the measured physical extent of the chromosomes, their shape, mechanical behavior, the segregation into territories (chromosomal and territories within chromosomes), the results from chromosome conformation capture experiments, as well as linking gene expression to structural organization.

  3. A novel biomimetic approach to the design of high-performance ceramic/metal composites

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    Launey, Maximilien E.; Munch, Etienne; Alsem, Daan Hein; Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.; Ritchie, Robert O.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The prospect of extending natural biological design to develop new synthetic ceramic-metal composite materials is examined. Using ice-templating of ceramic suspensions and subsequent metal infiltration, we demonstrate that the concept of ordered hierarchical design can be applied to create fine-scale laminated ceramic-metal (bulk) composites that are inexpensive, lightweight and display exceptional damage-tolerance properties. Specifically, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al-Si laminates with ceramic contents up to approximately 40 vol% and with lamellae thicknesses down to 10 {micro}m were processed and characterized. These structures achieve an excellent fracture toughness of 40 MPa{radical}m at a tensile strength of approximately 300 MPa. Salient toughening mechanisms are described together with further toughening strategies.

  4. Application of structural-mechanics methods to the design of large tandem-mirror fusion devices (MFTF-B). Revision 1

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    Karpenko, V.N.; Ng, D.S.

    1985-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF-B) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory requires state-of-the-art structural-mechanics methods to deal with access constraints for plasma heating and diagnostics, alignment requirements, and load complexity and variety. Large interactive structures required an integrated analytical approach to achieve a reasonable level of overall system optimization. The Tandem Magnet Generator (TMG) creates a magnet configuration for the EFFI calculation of electromagnetic-field forces that, coupled with other loads, form the input loading to magnet and vessel finite-element models. The analytical results provide the data base for detailed design of magnet, vessel, foundation, and interaction effects. 13 refs.

  5. A Scan-based Attack on Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems in presence of Industrial Design-for-Testability Structures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Scan-based Attack on Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems in presence of Industrial Design-based attack on hardware implementations of Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems (ECC). Several up-to-date Design aspects of the proposed scan-based attack are described, namely timing and leakage analysis that allows

  6. Exploiting Photo-induced Reactions in Polymer Blends to Create Hierarchically Ordered, Defect-free Materials

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    Balazs, Anna (U of Pittsburgh) [U of Pittsburgh

    2008-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer simulations reveal how photo-induced chemical reactions can be exploited to create long-range order in binary and ternary polymeric materials. The process is initiated by shining a spatially uniform light over a photosensitive AB binary blend, which undergoes both a reversible chemical reaction and phase separation. We then introduce a well-collimated, higher-intensity light source. Rastering this secondary light over the sample locally increases the reaction rate and causes formation of defect-free, spatially periodic structures. These binary structures resemble either the lamellar or hexagonal phases of microphase-separated di-block copolymers. We measure the regularity of the ordered structures as a function of the relative reaction rates for different values of the rastering speed and determine the optimal conditions for creating defect-free structures in the binary systems. We then add a non-reactive homo-polymer C, which is immiscible with both A and B. We show that this component migrates to regions that are illuminated by the secondary, higher-intensity light, allowing us to effectively write a pattern of C onto the AB film. Rastering over the ternary blend with this collimated light now leads to hierarchically ordered patterns of A, B, and C. The findings point to a facile, non-intrusive process for manufacturing high-quality polymeric devices in a low-cost, efficient manner.

  7. Analysis of mechanical effects caused by plasma disruptions in the European BOT solid breeder blanket design with MANET as structural material

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    Boccaccini, L.V.; Ruatto, P. [Institut fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik, Karlsruhe (Germany)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Karlsruhe Nuclear Center is developing, through design and experimental work, a BOT (Breeder Out of Tube) Helium Cooled Solid Breeder Blanket for a DEMO application. One of the crucial problems in the blanket design is to demonstrate the capability of the structure to withstand the mechanical effects of a major plasma disruption as extrapolated to DEMO from the experience of present machines. In this paper the results of the assessment work are presented; the acceptability of the design is discussed on the basis of a stress analysis of the structure under combined thermal and electromagnetic loads. The martensitic steel MANET has been chosen as structural material, because it is able to withstand the high neutron fluence in Demo (70 dpa) without appreciably swelling and has good thermal-mechanical properties - lower thermal expansion and higher strength - in comparison to AISI 316L steel. As far as it concerns the mechanical effects of plasma disruptions, MANET presents two important features which have been carefully investigated in the assessment: the magnetic properties of the material and the degradation of the fracture toughness behavior under irradiation.

  8. Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Harmonics Compensation in an Islanded Droop-

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Harmonics Compensation in an Islanded Droop- Controlled on the resistance emulation. Furthermore, a droop characteristic based on DG harmonic reactive power has been

  9. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Coupled Hierarchical Models for Thermal, Mechanical, Electrical and Electrochemical Processes

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    Presentation given by [company name] at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about coupled hierarchical models...

  10. Time Synchronization in Hierarchical TESLA Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Jason L. Wright; Milos Manic

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time synchronization and event time correlation are important in wireless sensor networks. In particular, time is used to create a sequence events or time line to answer questions of cause and effect. Time is also used as a basis for determining the freshness of received packets and the validity of cryptographic certificates. This paper presents secure method of time synchronization and event time correlation for TESLA-based hierarchical wireless sensor networks. The method demonstrates that events in a TESLA network can be accurately timestamped by adding only a few pieces of data to the existing protocol.

  11. A Hierarchical Security Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems

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    Quanyan Zhu; Tamer Basar

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Security of control systems is becoming a pivotal concern in critical national infrastructures such as the power grid and nuclear plants. In this paper, we adopt a hierarchical viewpoint to these security issues, addressing security concerns at each level and emphasizing a holistic cross-layer philosophy for developing security solutions. We propose a bottom-up framework that establishes a model from the physical and control levels to the supervisory level, incorporating concerns from network and communication levels. We show that the game-theoretical approach can yield cross-layer security strategy solutions to the cyber-physical systems.

  12. Pressure loadings of Soviet-designed VVER (Water-Cooled, Water-Moderated Energy Reactor) reactor release mitigation structures from large-break LOCAs

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    Sienicki, J.J.; Horak, W.C. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA))

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Analyses have been carried out of the pressurization of the accident release mitigation structures of Soviet-designed VVER (Water-Cooled, Water-Moderated Energy Reactor) pressurized water reactors following large-break loss-of-coolant accidents. Specific VVER systems for which calculations were performed are the VVER-440 model V230, VVER-440 model V213, and VVER-1000 model V320. Descriptions of the designs of these and other VVER models are contained in the report DOE/NE-0084. The principal objective of the current analyses is to calculate the time dependent pressure loadings inside the accident localization or containment structures immediately following the double-ended guillotine rupture of a primary coolant pipe. In addition, the pressures are compared with the results of calculations of the response of the structures to overpressure. Primary coolant system thermal hydraulic conditions and the fluid conditions at the break location were calculated with the RETRAN-02 Mod2 computer code (Agee, 1984). Pressures and temperatures inside the building accident release mitigation structures were obtained from the PACER (Pressurization Accompanying Coolant Escape from Ruptures) multicompartment containment analysis code developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The analyses were carried out using best estimate models and conditions rather than conservative, bounding-type assumptions. In particular, condensation upon structure and equipment was calculated using correlations based upon analyses of the HDR, Marviken, and Battelle Frankfurt containment loading experiments. The intercompartment flow rates incorporate an effective discharge coefficient and liquid droplet carryover fraction given by expressions of Schwan determined from analyses of the Battelle Frankfurt and Marviken tests. 5 refs., 4 figs.

  13. A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach to the Revisiting Problem in Mobile Robot Map Building

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    Konolige, Kurt

    present an application of hierarchical Bayesian estimation to robot map build- ing. The revisiting problemA Hierarchical Bayesian Approach to the Revisiting Problem in Mobile Robot Map Building Dieter Fox1 occurs when a robot has to decide whether it is seeing a previously- built portion of a map

  14. A Novel Transmitter Placement Scheme based on Hierarchical Simplex Search for Indoor Wireless

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    , we propose an adaptive number adjustment algorithm (ANA) to speed up the search process, which adjusts the number of transmitters with variable step-sizes. A hierarchical simplex search algorithm (HSS1 A Novel Transmitter Placement Scheme based on Hierarchical Simplex Search for Indoor Wireless

  15. Two-Tier Hierarchical Cyber-Physical Security Analysis Framework For Smart Grid

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    Kundur, Deepa

    Two-Tier Hierarchical Cyber-Physical Security Analysis Framework For Smart Grid Jin Wei and Deepa consequence of cyber and/or physical disruption) using distributed control. In particular, we consider, USA Abstract--We propose a two-tier hierarchical cyber-physical framework for analyzing transient

  16. 15.13 A Hierarchical Volume Renderer Tool for the Atmospheric Sciences G. Romine*,1

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    Wilhelmson, Robert

    15.13 A Hierarchical Volume Renderer Tool for the Atmospheric Sciences G. Romine*,1 , D. Porter2 rendering tool in meteorology. While an excellent tool, the interactive surface rendering performance visualization tools for interactive analysis. The Hierarchical Volume Renderer (HVR) is an alternative

  17. Providing Hierarchical Lookup Service for P2P-VoD Systems

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    Shi, Weisong

    Reference Format: Zhang, T., Cheng, X., Lv, J., Li, Z., and Shi, W. 2012. Providing hierarchical lookup15 Providing Hierarchical Lookup Service for P2P-VoD Systems TIEYING ZHANG and XUEQI CHENG. Cheng, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China; email: zhangtiey

  18. Hierarchical Extraction of Iso-Surfaces with Semi-Regular Meshes Kai Hormann

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    Hormann, Kai

    Hierarchical Extraction of Iso-Surfaces with Semi-Regular Meshes Kai Hormann Ulf Labsik Martin and final result of our hierarchical iso-surface extraction algorithm. Abstract In this paper we present a novel approach to iso-surface extrac- tion which is based on a multiresolution volume data

  19. Determining soft segment structure-property effects in the enhancement of segmented polyurethane performance

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    Waletzko, Ryan Scott

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid Crystalline Elastomer (LCE)-inspired segmented polyurethane elastomers possessing widely different extents of ordering were created to mimic the hierarchical structure of the continuous matrix and superior mechanical ...

  20. Sequence-structure correlations in the MaSp1 protein of N. clavipes dragline silk

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    Bratzel, Graham Hayden

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Silk is a hierarchically structured protein fiber with exceptional tensile strength and extensibility, making it one of the toughest and most versatile biocompatible materials. While experimental studies have shown that ...

  1. Information Architecture: The Design Behind The Design Presenter: Mary Peterson

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Information Architecture: The Design Behind The Design Presenter: Mary Peterson Information architecture (often abbreviated "IA") is the practice of structuring information for a purpose. Organizing the information they require. User Centered Design Design the architecture around the needs and capabilities

  2. Regulatory Safety Issues in the Structural Design Criteria of ASME Section III Subsection NH and for Very High Temperatures for VHTR & GEN IV

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    William J. O’Donnell; Donald S. Griffin

    2007-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this task is to identify issues relevant to ASME Section III, Subsection NH [1], and related Code Cases that must be resolved for licensing purposes for VHTGRs (Very High Temperature Gas Reactor concepts such as those of PBMR, Areva, and GA); and to identify the material models, design criteria, and analysis methods that need to be added to the ASME Code to cover the unresolved safety issues. Subsection NH was originally developed to provide structural design criteria and limits for elevated-temperature design of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) systems and some gas-cooled systems. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and its Advisory Committee for Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) reviewed the design limits and procedures in the process of reviewing the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) for a construction permit in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and identified issues that needed resolution. In the years since then, the NRC and various contractors have evaluated the applicability of the ASME Code and Code Cases to high-temperature reactor designs such as the VHTGRs, and identified issues that need to be resolved to provide a regulatory basis for licensing. This Report describes: (1) NRC and ACRS safety concerns raised during the licensing process of CRBR , (2) how some of these issues are addressed by the current Subsection NH of the ASME Code; and (3) the material models, design criteria, and analysis methods that need to be added to the ASME Code and Code Cases to cover unresolved regulatory issues for very high temperature service.

  3. Argument structure hierarchy system and method for facilitating analysis and decision-making processes

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    Janssen, Terry (9840 Faust Dr., Vienna, VA 22182)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method for facilitating decision-making comprising a computer program causing linkage of data representing a plurality of argument structure units into a hierarchical argument structure. Each argument structure unit comprises data corresponding to a hypothesis and its corresponding counter-hypothesis, data corresponding to grounds that provide a basis for inference of the hypothesis or its corresponding counter-hypothesis, data corresponding to a warrant linking the grounds to the hypothesis or its corresponding counter-hypothesis, and data corresponding to backing that certifies the warrant. The hierarchical argument structure comprises a top level argument structure unit and a plurality of subordinate level argument structure units. Each of the plurality of subordinate argument structure units comprises at least a portion of the grounds of the argument structure unit to which it is subordinate. Program code located on each of a plurality of remote computers accepts input from one of a plurality of contributors. Each input comprises data corresponding to an argument structure unit in the hierarchical argument structure and supports the hypothesis or its corresponding counter-hypothesis. A second programming code is adapted to combine the inputs into a single hierarchical argument structure. A third computer program code is responsive to the second computer program code and is adapted to represent a degree of support for the hypothesis and its corresponding counter-hypothesis in the single hierarchical argument structure.

  4. Hierarchical Marginal Land Assessment for Land Use Planning

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    Kang, Shujiang [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Nichols, Dr Jeff A [ORNL; Bandaru, Vara Prasad [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Marginal land provides an alternative potential for food and bioenergy production in the face of limited land resources; however, effective assessment of marginal lands is not well addressed. Concerns over environmental risks, ecosystem services and sustainability for marginal land have been widely raised. The objective of this study was to develop a hierarchical marginal land assessment framework for land use planning and management. We first identified major land functions linking production, environment, ecosystem services and economics, and then classified land resources into four categories of marginal land using suitability and limitations associated with major management goals, including physically marginal land, biologically marginal land, environmental-ecological marginal land, and economically marginal land. We tested this assessment framework in south-western Michigan, USA. Our results indicated that this marginal land assessment framework can be potentially feasible on land use planning for food and bioenergy production, and balancing multiple goals of land use management. We also compared our results with marginal land assessment from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and land capability classes (LCC) that are used in the US. The hierarchical assessment framework has advantages of quantitatively reflecting land functions and multiple concerns. This provides a foundation upon which focused studies can be identified in order to improve the assessment framework by quantifying high-resolution land functions associated with environment and ecosystem services as well as their criteria are needed to improve the assessment framework.

  5. Computer Aided Multi-scale Design of SiC-Si3N4 Nanoceramic Composites for High-Temperature Structural Applications

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    Vikas Tomer; John Renaud

    2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    It is estimated that by using better and improved high temperature structural materials, the power generation efficiency of the power plants can be increased by 15% resulting in significant cost savings. One such promising material system for future high-temperature structural applications in power plants is Silicon Carbide-Silicon Nitride (SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) nanoceramic matrix composites. The described research work focuses on multiscale simulation-based design of these SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanoceramic matrix composites. There were two primary objectives of the research: (1) Development of a multiscale simulation tool and corresponding multiscale analyses of the high-temperature creep and fracture resistance properties of the SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanocomposites at nano-, meso- and continuum length- and timescales; and (2) Development of a simulation-based robust design optimization methodology for application to the multiscale simulations to predict the range of the most suitable phase morphologies for the desired high-temperature properties of the SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanocomposites. The multiscale simulation tool is based on a combination of molecular dynamics (MD), cohesive finite element method (CFEM), and continuum level modeling for characterizing time-dependent material deformation behavior. The material simulation tool is incorporated in a variable fidelity model management based design optimization framework. Material modeling includes development of an experimental verification framework. Using material models based on multiscaling, it was found using molecular simulations that clustering of the SiC particles near Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} grain boundaries leads to significant nanocomposite strengthening and significant rise in fracture resistance. It was found that a control of grain boundary thicknesses by dispersing non-stoichiometric carbide or nitride phases can lead to reduction in strength however significant rise in fracture strength. The temperature dependent strength and microstructural stability was also significantly depended upon the dispersion of new phases at grain boundaries. The material design framework incorporates high temperature creep and mechanical strength data in order to develop a collaborative multiscale framework of morphology optimization. The work also incorporates a computer aided material design dataset development procedure where a systematic dataset on material properties and morphology correlation could be obtained depending upon a material processing scientist's requirements. Two different aspects covered under this requirement are: (1) performing morphology related analyses at the nanoscale and at the microscale to develop a multiscale material design and analyses capability; (2) linking material behavior analyses with the developed design tool to form a set of material design problems that illustrate the range of material design dataset development that could be performed. Overall, a software based methodology to design microstructure of particle based ceramic nanocomposites has been developed. This methodology has been shown to predict changes in phase morphologies required for achieving optimal balance of conflicting properties such as minimal creep strain rate and high fracture strength at high temperatures. The methodology incorporates complex material models including atomistic approaches. The methodology will be useful to design materials for high temperature applications including those of interest to DoE while significantly reducing cost of expensive experiments.

  6. Conceptual Design Report Cask Loadout Sys and Cask Drop Redesign for the Immersion Pail Support Structure and Operator Interface Platform at 105 K West

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    LANGEVIN, A.S.

    1999-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This conceptual design report documents the redesign of the IPSS and the OIP in the 105 KW Basin south loadout pit due to a postulated cask drop accident, as part of Project A.5/A.6, Canister Transfer Facility Modifications. Project A.5/A.6 involves facility modifications needed to transfer fuel from the basin into the cask-MCO. The function of the IPSS is to suspend, guide, and position the immersion pail. The immersion pail protects the cask-MCO from contamination by basin water and acts as a lifting device for the cask-MCO. The OIP provides operator access to the south loadout pit. Previous analyses studied the effects of a cask-MCO drop on the south loadout pit concrete structure and on the IPSS. The most recent analysis considered the resulting loads at the pit slab/wall joint (Kanjilal, 1999). This area had not been modeled previously, and the analysis results indicate that the demand capacity exceeds the allowable at the slab/wall joint. The energy induced on the south loadout pit must be limited such that the safety class function of the basin is maintained. The solution presented in this CDR redesigns the IPSS and the OIP to include impact-absorbing features that will reduce the induced energy. The impact absorbing features of the new design include: Impact-absorbing material at the IPSS base and at the upper portion of the IPSS legs. A sleeve which provides a hydraulic means of absorbing energy. Designing the OIP to act as an impact absorber. The existing IPSS structure in 105 KW will be removed. This conceptual design considers only loads resulting from drops directly over the IPSS and south loadout pit area. Drops in other areas of the basin are not considered, and will be covered as part of a future revision to this CDR.

  7. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

    Biology Crystallography NMR Spectroscopy Protein Informatics Structural Bioinformatics Computational Structural Biology Protein Engineering Protein Design Drug Design Molecular Modeling Proteomics Structural Weissig (Eds) Structural bioinformatics Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Liss, 2003. Jenny Gu, Philip Bourne (Eds

  8. Thermoelectric Materials by Design: Computational Theory and...

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

    by Design: Computational Theory and Structure Thermoelectric Materials by Design: Computational Theory and Structure Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies...

  9. Thermoelectric Materials by Design, Computational Theory and...

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

    by Design, Computational Theory and Structure Thermoelectric Materials by Design, Computational Theory and Structure 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

  10. Compiling software for a hierarchical distributed processing system

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    Archer, Charles J; Blocksome, Michael A; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian E

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Compiling software for a hierarchical distributed processing system including providing to one or more compiling nodes software to be compiled, wherein at least a portion of the software to be compiled is to be executed by one or more nodes; compiling, by the compiling node, the software; maintaining, by the compiling node, any compiled software to be executed on the compiling node; selecting, by the compiling node, one or more nodes in a next tier of the hierarchy of the distributed processing system in dependence upon whether any compiled software is for the selected node or the selected node's descendents; sending to the selected node only the compiled software to be executed by the selected node or selected node's descendent.

  11. A Hierarchical NeuroBayes-based Algorithm for Full Reconstruction of B Mesons at B Factories

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    Michael Feindt; Fabian Keller; Michal Kreps; Thomas Kuhr; Sebastian Neubauer; Daniel Zander; Anze Zupanc

    2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a new B-meson full reconstruction algorithm designed for the Belle experiment at the B-factory KEKB, an asymmetric e+e- collider that collected a data sample of 771.6 x 10^6 BBbar pairs during its running time. To maximize the number of reconstructed B decay channels, it utilizes a hierarchical reconstruction procedure and probabilistic calculus instead of classical selection cuts. The multivariate analysis package NeuroBayes was used extensively to hold the balance between highest possible efficiency, robustness and acceptable consumption of CPU time. In total, 1104 exclusive decay channels were reconstructed, employing 71 neural networks altogether. Overall, we correctly reconstruct one B+/- or B0 candidate in 0.28% or 0.18% of the BBbar events, respectively. Compared to the cut-based classical reconstruction algorithm used at the Belle experiment, this is an improvement in efficiency by roughly a factor of 2, depending on the analysis considered. The new framework also features the ability to choose the desired purity or efficiency of the fully reconstructed sample freely. If the same purity as for the classical full reconstruction code is desired ~25%, the efficiency is still larger by nearly a factor of 2. If, on the other hand, the efficiency is chosen at a similar level as the classical full reconstruction, the purity rises from ~25% to nearly 90%.

  12. Structural Design and Analysis for a Double-Band Cold Mass Support of the MICE Coupling Magnet

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    Green, Michael A; Wu, Hong; Liu, X. K.; Wang, Li; Li, S. Y.; Guo, XingLong; Pan, Heng; Xu, FengYu

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The cooling channel of Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) consists of eighteen superconducting solenoid coils, which are magnetically hooked together. A pair ofcoupling magnets operating at 4 K is applied to produce up to .6 T magnetic field on the magnet centerline to keep muon beam within the RF cavity windows. The peak magnetic force on the coupling magnet from other magnets in the MICE channel is up to 500 kN inlongitudinal direction, and the requirements for magnet center and axis azimuthal angle at 4 K are stringent. A self-centered double-band cold mass support system with intermediatethermal interruption is applied for the coupling magnet. The physical center of the magnet does not change as it is cooled down from 300 K to 4.2 K with this support system. In this paper the design parameters of the support system are discussed. The integral analysis of the support system using FEA method was carried out to etermine the tension forces in bands when various loads are applied. The magnet centre displacement and concentricity deviation form the axis of the warm bore are obtained, and the peak tension in support bands is also determined according to the simulation results.

  13. Simultaneous hierarchical segmentation and vectorization of satellite images through combined data sampling and anisotropic triangulation

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    Grazzini, Jacopo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Prasad, Lakshman [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dillard, Scott [PNNL

    2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The automatic detection, recognition , and segmentation of object classes in remote sensed images is of crucial importance for scene interpretation and understanding. However, it is a difficult task because of the high variability of satellite data. Indeed, the observed scenes usually exhibit a high degree of complexity, where complexity refers to the large variety of pictorial representations of objects with the same semantic meaning and also to the extensive amount of available det.ails. Therefore, there is still a strong demand for robust techniques for automatic information extraction and interpretation of satellite images. In parallel, there is a growing interest in techniques that can extract vector features directly from such imagery. In this paper, we investigate the problem of automatic hierarchical segmentation and vectorization of multispectral satellite images. We propose a new algorithm composed of the following steps: (i) a non-uniform sampling scheme extracting most salient pixels in the image, (ii) an anisotropic triangulation constrained by the sampled pixels taking into account both strength and directionality of local structures present in the image, (iii) a polygonal grouping scheme merging, through techniques based on perceptual information , the obtained segments to a smaller quantity of superior vectorial objects. Besides its computational efficiency, this approach provides a meaningful polygonal representation for subsequent image analysis and/or interpretation.

  14. Molecular and crystal structures of p-heptyloxyphenyl p-hexyloxybenzoate and p-butyloxyphenyl p-heptyloxybenzoate: Mesophase design

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    Kuz'mina, L. G., E-mail: kuzmina@igic.ras.ru; Gunina, M. A.; Churakov, A. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (Russian Federation); Pestov, S. M. [Lomonosov University of Fine Chemical Technology (Russian Federation)] [Lomonosov University of Fine Chemical Technology (Russian Federation)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Two aromatic esters with the formulas C{sub 6}H{sub 13}-O-C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-C(O)O-C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-O-C{sub 7}H{sub 15} (1) and C{sub 7}H{sub 15}-O-C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-C(O)O-C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-O-C{sub 4}H{sub 9} (2) belonging to nematic liquid-crystal compounds were studied by X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 crystallizes in two modifications: monoclinic (1-m) and triclinic (1-tr). The crystal packing of 1 and 2 is built from alternating loosely packed aliphatic regions and closely packed aromatic regions. In crystal structures 1-m and 2, the aromatic regions are linked into chains by hydrogen bonds with the participation of the carbonyl oxygen atom of the ester group and the C-H fragment of the benzene ring, but these hydrogen bonds in 1-m are much weaker than in 2. In 1-m there are {pi}-stacking interactions between the molecules, resulting in the formation of centrosymmetric dimers with an interplanar distance of 3.45 A. In 1-tr, the aromatic fragments form a herringbone packing motif favorable for a two-dimensional network of directional C-H...{pi}-system interactions.

  15. Title: A Hierarchical, Geospatial Approach to Mitigate Shrub Invasion in the

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    Nishiguchi, Michele

    Title: A Hierarchical, Geospatial Approach to Mitigate Shrub Invasion in the Southwestern United and decision products will be based on geospatial modeling coupled with field experiments and draw on a wealth

  16. HIERARCHICAL DIFFERENTIAL EVOLUTION FOR MINIMAL CUT SETS IDENTIFICATION: APPLICATION TO NUCLEAR SAFETY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of the second step of the exploration algorithm. The proposed hierarchical method is applied to the Reactor Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactor. Results are evaluated with respect to the accuracy and computational

  17. A Parallel Training Algorithm for Hierarchical Pitman-Yor Process Language Models 

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    Huang, Songfang; Renals, Steve

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hierarchical Pitman Yor Process Language Model (HPYLM) is a Bayesian language model based on a non-parametric prior, the Pitman-Yor Process. It has been demonstrated, both theoretically and practically, that the HPYLM can provide better...

  18. Scalable Hierarchical Locking for Distributed Systems Nirmit Desai and Frank Mueller

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    Mueller, Frank

    Scalable Hierarchical Locking for Distributed Systems Nirmit Desai and Frank Mueller Dept share computational resources in distributed environments, such as high-end clusters with ever larger requests in distributed systems. But concurrency protocols currently lack scalability. Adding

  19. A hierarchical heuristic approach for machine loading problems in a partially grouped environment

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    Lee, Jong Hwan

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The loading problem in a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) lies in the allocation of operations and associated cutting tools to machines for a given set of parts subject to capacity constraints. This dissertation proposes a hierarchical approach...

  20. InterTwinkles : online tools for non-hierarchical, consensus-oriented decision making

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    DeTar, Charles (Charles Frederick)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-hierarchical, participatory, consensus-based decision making has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. The traditional techniques of formal consensus, however, are limited to face-to-face meetings, which can ...

  1. 2006 Special issue Perceiving the unusual: Temporal properties of hierarchical motor

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    Demiris, Yiannis

    2006 Special issue Perceiving the unusual: Temporal properties of hierarchical motor of demonstrated actions to the observer robot's equivalent motor representations (Alissandrakis, Nehaniv visual information and retrieving motor representations, differ in the way that the perceptual

  2. Lung Extraction, Lobe Segmentation and Hierarchical Region Assessment for Quantitative Analysis on High

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    Lung Extraction, Lobe Segmentation and Hierarchical Region Assessment for Quantitative Analysis Care Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA Abstract. Regional assessment of lung disease specific to different lung regions on high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) datasets. We present

  3. Work Breakdown Structure and Plant/Equipment Designation System Numbering Scheme for the High Temperature Gas- Cooled Reactor (HTGR) Component Test Capability (CTC)

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    Jeffrey D Bryan

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This white paper investigates the potential integration of the CTC work breakdown structure numbering scheme with a plant/equipment numbering system (PNS), or alternatively referred to in industry as a reference designation system (RDS). Ideally, the goal of such integration would be a single, common referencing system for the life cycle of the CTC that supports all the various processes (e.g., information, execution, and control) that necessitate plant and equipment numbers be assigned. This white paper focuses on discovering the full scope of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) processes to which this goal might be applied as well as the factors likely to affect decisions about implementation. Later, a procedure for assigning these numbers will be developed using this white paper as a starting point and that reflects the resolved scope and outcome of associated decisions.

  4. Market segmentation of visitors to Fort Wilkins State Park using a hierarchical clustering approach

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    Fisher, Thomas Mark

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MARKET SEGMENTATION OF VISITORS TO FORT WILKINS STATE PARK USING A HIERARCHICAL CLUSTERING APPROACH A Thesis by THOMAS MARK FISHER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1980 Major Subject: Recreation and Resources Development MARKET SEGMENTATION OF VISITORS TO FORT WILKINS STATE PARK USING A HIERARCHICAL CLUSTERING APPROACH A Thesis by THOMAS MARK FISHER Approved as to style...

  5. Design of piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems using a control regulator approach

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Design of piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems using a control regulator approach X This paper presents a novel framework for hierarchical control of piecewise linear hybrid dynamical systems the continuous and the discrete part is defined by piecewise linear maps. Control design is formulated

  6. Structuring beyond architecture

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    Foxe, David M

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores the layering and negotiation of structural devices in urban settings. Its point of departure is a series of patterns of how structural design and urban design interact and overlap, from which are ...

  7. On the Fractal Structure of the Universe

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    P V Grujic; V D Pankovic

    2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the observational evidence that the Universe appears hierarchically structured up to a distance of at least 30 Mpc/h (and possibly up to 100 Mpc/h), the fractal paradigm has not yet been recognized by the majority of cosmologists today. In this work we provide a brief overview of the recent observational and theoretical advances relevant to the question of the global cosmic structure and present some simple calculations which indicate how the hierarchical structure may pass over to the homogeneous Universe at very large scale. We show that the fractal structure may be derived from the moderately nonuniform matter distribution. We address a number of epistemological questions relevant to a general outlook of the Cosmos at large too.

  8. Data Exploration with Paired Hierarchical Visualizations: Initial Designs of PairTrees

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    Shneiderman, Ben

    used by the United States, Canada and Mexico. Health data often use the International Classification of the visual complexity of the display. Figure 1 shows US death rates for 43 selected causes of death, a small by state, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), or census blocks. Within economic data, businesses

  9. Hierarchical Assembly of Functional, Protein-Based Materials via Coordination Chemistry and Computational Design /

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    Brodin, Jeffrey Dennis

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Zn 4 :MBPC-1 4 : Zn-mediated MBPC-1 tetramer Zn 4 :RIDC-14 : Zn-mediated RIDC-1 tetramer Zn 4 : C96 RIDC-1 4 : Zn-mediated tetramer of two C96 RIDC disulfide linked

  10. SECULAR ORBITAL DYNAMICS OF HIERARCHICAL TWO-PLANET SYSTEMS

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    Veras, Dimitri; Ford, Eric B., E-mail: veras@astro.ufl.ed [Astronomy Department, University of Florida, 211 Bryant Space Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL 32111 (United States)

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of multi-planet extrasolar systems has kindled interest in using their orbital evolution as a probe of planet formation. Accurate descriptions of planetary orbits identify systems that could hide additional planets or be in a special dynamical state, and inform targeted follow-up observations. We combine published radial velocity data with Markov Chain Monte Carlo analyses in order to obtain an ensemble of masses, semimajor axes, eccentricities, and orbital angles for each of the five dynamically active multi-planet systems: HD 11964, HD 38529, HD 108874, HD 168443, and HD 190360. We dynamically evolve these systems using 52,000 long-term N-body integrations that sample the full range of possible line-of-sight and relative inclinations, and we report on the system stability, secular evolution, and the extent of the resonant interactions. We find that planetary orbits in hierarchical systems exhibit complex dynamics and can become highly eccentric and maybe significantly inclined. Additionally, we incorporate the effects of general relativity in the long-term simulations and demonstrate that it can qualitatively affect the dynamics of some systems with high relative inclinations. The simulations quantify the likelihood of different dynamical regimes for each system and highlight the dangers of restricting simulation phase space to a single set of initial conditions or coplanar orbits.

  11. Hierarchical Coordinated Freeway On-Ramp Metering Using Switching

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ]) is taken in this work since linear control tools can be used for analysis and control design. This model). These controllers are designed using switching control theory. A real-data based simulation is used to validate for increasing the effectiveness of the design and the evaluation of traffic monitoring and control is the use

  12. Advanced Neutron Source reactor control and plant protection systems design

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    Anderson, J.L.; Battle, R.E.; March-Leuba, J. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Khayat, M.I. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States))

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the reactor control and plant protection systems' conceptual design of the Advanced Neutron Source (ANS). The Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Data Systems and the Reactor Instrumentation and Control System of the ANS are planned as an integrated digital system with a hierarchical, distributed control structure of qualified redundant subsystems and a hybrid digital/analog protection system to achieve the necessary fast response for critical parameters. Data networks transfer information between systems for control, display, and recording. Protection is accomplished by the rapid insertion of negative reactivity with control rods or other reactivity mechanisms to shut down the fission process and reduce heat generation in the fuel. The shutdown system is designed for high functional reliability by use of conservative design features and a high degree of redundance and independence to guard against single failures. Two independent reactivity control systems of different design principles are provided, and each system has multiple independent rods or subsystems to provide appropriate margin for malfunctions such as stuck rods or other single failures. Each system is capable of maintaining the reactor in a cold shutdown condition independently of the functioning of the other system. A highly reliable, redundant channel control system is used not only to achieve high availability of the reactor, but also to reduce challenges to the protection system by maintaining important plant parameters within appropriate limits. The control system has a number of contingency features to maintain acceptable, off-normal conditions in spite of limited control or plant component failures thereby further reducing protection system challenges.

  13. Lightweight structures in urban design

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    Bonnemaison, Sarah

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lightweight architecture questions how we architects think about the environment. It has qualities which complement "mainstream" buildings. This thesis will explore these qualities and will propose that this architecture ...

  14. System Design Stage

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This chapter addresses translating the user-oriented functional design specifications into a set of technical, computer-oriented system design specifications; and designing the data structure and processes to the level of detail necessary to plan and execute the Programming and Installation Stages.

  15. Branched CNT@SnO2 nanorods@carbon hierarchical heterostructures for lithium ion

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    Qi, Limin

    highly reversible lithium storage behavior and excellent rate capability. The reversible capacity diffusivity and electronic conductivity, which is unfavorable for its applications in high-power devices. Designing hybrid materials of SnO2 nanostructures with carbon-based materials with desirable structures

  16. The influence of a hierarchical porous carbon network on the...

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

    fluid in an electrode material whose hierar- chical structure makes it a good supercapacitor material. It is extremely difficult to study an interface if the sublayers far...

  17. The Stata Journal, 2002, 3, pp 316-327 The Clustergram: A graph for visualizing hierarchical and

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    Schonlau, Matt

    . This graph is useful in exploratory analysis for non-hierarchical clustering algorithms like k-means linkage methods is of order O(n2 ), whereas the most popular non-hierarchical cluster algorithm, k-means ([R] cluster kmeans, MacQueen, 1967), is only of the order O(kn) where k is the number of clusters

  18. A Bottom-Up Approach to Verification of Hybrid Model-Based Hierarchical Controllers with application to Underwater Vehicles

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    Kumar, Ratnesh

    A Bottom-Up Approach to Verification of Hybrid Model-Based Hierarchical Controllers with application to Underwater Vehicles M. O'Connor, S. Tangirala, R. Kumar, S. Bhattacharyya, M. Sznaier and L.E. Holloway Abstract -- We present a systematic method of verification for a hierarchical hybrid system

  19. NON-MELANOMA SKIN LESION CLASSIFICATION USING COLOUR IMAGE DATA IN A HIERARCHICAL K-NN CLASSIFIER

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    Fisher, Bob

    NON-MELANOMA SKIN LESION CLASSIFICATION USING COLOUR IMAGE DATA IN A HIERARCHICAL K-NN CLASSIFIER an algorithm for classification of non- melanoma skin lesions based on a novel hierarchical K- Nearest lesions, including two non-melanoma cancer types. This is the most extensive published result on non-melanoma

  20. Equation-based hierarchical optimization of a pipeline ADC

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    Khanna, Tania

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In system design, allocation of circuit resources like power and noise budget is a difficult problem. It is difficult to know the optimal distribution of resources because the performance space of each component is not ...

  1. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200600390 Hierarchical Shelled ZnO Structures Made of Bunched Nanowire

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    , the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC90406024), "863" and "973" National Key Basic Research importance for the devel- opment of advanced catalysts and gas sensors.[1] Materials with a large surface-Guan-Cun, Hai-Dian District Beijing 100080 (P.R. China) E-mail: pjiang_hlx@yahoo.com; zhong

  2. Application of Bayesian Hierarchical Models in Genetic Data Analysis

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    Zhang, Lin

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    expression levels follow a Gaussian distribution. We derive the gene network structures by selecting covariance matrices of the Gaussian distribution with a hyper-inverse Wishart prior. We incorporate prior network models based on Gene Ontology information...

  3. SpeedAccuracy Trade-Off in Skilled Typewriting: Decomposing the Contributions of Hierarchical Control Loops

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    Logan, Gordon D.

    Speed­Accuracy Trade-Off in Skilled Typewriting: Decomposing the Contributions of Hierarchical were able to trade speed for accuracy but were unable to type at rates faster than 100 ms and errors indicated that the majority of the trade-offs were due to inner-loop processing. The contribution

  4. Representing hierarchical POMDPs as DBNs, with applications to mobile robot navigation

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    Murphy, Kevin Patrick

    Representing hierarchical POMDPs as DBNs, with applications to mobile robot navigation Kevin P and learning is faster than in SCFGs. In particular, inference in an HHMM can be done in O(T) time [MP01) takes O(T 3 ) time [JM00]. This also means learning, which uses inference as a subroutine, is faster. Y

  5. A Hierarchical Task Model for Dispatching in Computer-Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Operation

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    Dessouky, Maged

    A Hierarchical Task Model for Dispatching in Computer- Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Model for Dispatching in Computer-Assisted Demand-Responsive Paratransit Operation ABSTRACT, Dispatch Training #12;1 INTRODUCTION Demand-responsive paratransit service is on the rise. For example

  6. Large-scale hierarchical optimization for online advertising and wind farm planning

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    Eskenazi, Maxine

    Large-scale hierarchical optimization for online advertising and wind farm planning Konstantin (particularly, spon- sored search) and wind farm turbine-layout planning. Whereas very different in specifics annealing and integer linear programming as our principled approach. Wind farm layout optimization

  7. FAILURE OF HIERARCHICAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF FIBER BUNDLES. II ANDREI M. GABRIELOV

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    Gabrielov, Andrei

    will assume that the fibers in a given bundle share equally the load supported by that bundle. Thus, a given) of the failure threshold of fiber bundles organized in hierarchical fashion, we prove by analytic methods , or one fiber fails under its load and redistributes that load to the surviving fiber which then fails

  8. Automatic Selection of Near-Native Protein-Ligand Conformations using a Hierarchical Clustering and

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    Taufer, Michela

    Automatic Selection of Near-Native Protein-Ligand Conformations using a Hierarchical Clustering is to reduce the resulting number of candi- dates up to 10 to 100 conformations based on energy values and then leave the scientists with the tedious task of sub- jectively selecting a possible near-native ligand

  9. A HIERARCHICAL MRAC-BASED NEURO-CONTROLLER FOR IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

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    @yahoo.com ABSTRACT: In one hand, the Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) architecture has been widely used1 A HIERARCHICAL MRAC-BASED NEURO-CONTROLLER FOR ROBOTS IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS Dr in linear adaptive control field. The control objective is to adjust the control signal in a stable manner

  10. A Hierarchical Classification Scheme to Derive Interprocess Communication in Process Networks

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    Kienhuis, Bart

    % of the cases, we still relay on integer linear programming while in the remaining 95%, the tests presented, an ILP test has still to be applied. Thus, we introduce a hierarchical classification scheme. In only 5% of the cases to classify, we still relay on integer linear programming while in the remaining

  11. Web Taxonomy Integration with Hierarchical Shrinkage Algorithm and Fine-Grained Relations

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    Lee, Cheng-Wei

    Elsevier 1 Web Taxonomy Integration with Hierarchical Shrinkage Algorithm and Fine; accepted date here Abstract We address the problem of integrating web taxonomies from different real Internet applications. Integrating web taxonomies is to transfer instances from a source to target taxonomy

  12. Supporting Materials Hierarchical TiO2/Si Nanowire Architecture with

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    Wang, Xudong

    Supporting Materials Hierarchical TiO2/Si Nanowire Architecture with Photoelectrochemical Activity 1287) system was used for J-E measurement. Prior to potentiodynamic testing, back side of the sample surface was scratched by blade to remove semiconducting TiO2 and the other half surface was partially

  13. Green's Function for a Hierarchical Self-Avoiding Walk in Four Dimensions

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    Green's Function for a Hierarchical Self-Avoiding Walk in Four Dimensions David C. Brydges #3 . Apart from completing the program in the #12;rst paper, the main result is that the Green's function is almost equal to the Green's function for the Markov process with no self-repulsion, but at a di#11;erent

  14. Transfer Learning of Hierarchical Task-Network Planning Methods in a Real-Time Strategy Game

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    Muñoz-Avila, Héctor

    simulations. Using simulations during the planning and learning process enables the system to get information, and simulation in a real-time strategy game engine. Introduction Learning in the context of automated planningTransfer Learning of Hierarchical Task-Network Planning Methods in a Real-Time Strategy Game

  15. Hierarchical Agent Interface for Animation Armin Bruderlin and Sidney Fels and Silvio Esser and Kenji Mase

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    British Columbia, University of

    the domain of animating human- like agents in a virtual world. Keywords: intelligent agents, creative processHierarchical Agent Interface for Animation Armin Bruderlin and Sidney Fels and Silvio Esser hierarchy. In this paper, we argue that this multilevel hierarchy is a convenient way to create a human

  16. Construction of an Informative Hierarchical Prior Distribution: Application to Electricity Load

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on the wavelet transform to forecast the load curve seen as a functional-valued autoregressive Hilbertian processConstruction of an Informative Hierarchical Prior Distribution: Application to Electricity Load the methodology to a working model for the electricity load forecasting on both simulated and real datasets, where

  17. Hierarchic Theory of Complex Systems (biosystems, colloids): self-organization & osmos

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    Alex Kaivarainen

    2000-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    1. Protein domain mesoscopic organization 2. Quantum background of lipid domain organization in biomembranes 3. Hierarchic approach to theory of solutions and colloid systems 4. Distant solvent-mediated interaction between macromolecules 5. Spatial self-organization in the water-macromolecular systems 6. Properties of [bisolvent - polymer system] 7. Osmosis and solvent activity. Traditional and mesoscopic approach

  18. Abstract This paper proposes Hierarchical Mobile Router Advertisement (HMRA) that manages hierarchy of

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    of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 2003, Korea. more mobile routers (MRs) that connect it to the globalAbstract ­ This paper proposes Hierarchical Mobile Router Advertisement (HMRA) that manages hierarchy of the mobile routers in nested mobile networks. Nested mobile network contains mobile networks

  19. Stream classification using hierarchical artificial neural networks: A fluvial hazard management tool

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    Vermont, University of

    Stream classification using hierarchical artificial neural networks: A fluvial hazard management-in-Chief Keywords: Stream classification Artificial neural networks Kohonen self-organizing maps Counterpropagation. In this research, we apply non-parametric, clus- tering and classification artificial neural networks to assimilate

  20. Hierarchical models for estimating state and demographic trends in U.S. death penalty public opinion

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    Gelman, Andrew

    Hierarchical models for estimating state and demographic trends in U.S. death penalty public?" Because the death penalty is governed by state laws rather than federal laws, it is of special interest logistic regression model to estimate support for the death penalty as a function of the year, the state

  1. Bayesian hierarchical joint models for longitudinal patient-reported outcomes and survival times in clinical trials

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    Carlin, Bradley P.

    Bayesian hierarchical joint models for longitudinal patient-reported outcomes and survival times in clinical trials Background In many studies of medical treatments, symptoms are measured repeatedly over of a clinical event, called survival observations. One such treatment study provides our motivating data set

  2. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems 18 (2007) 157169 157 Hierarchical fuzzy filter method for

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    Lu, Bao-Liang

    statistics and pattern recognition. So far, most methods of feature selection focus on supervised data where One of the key problems that arise in a great va- riety of fields, including pattern recognitionJournal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems 18 (2007) 157­169 157 IOS Press Hierarchical fuzzy filter

  3. Assessing urban logistics pooling sustainability via a hierarchic dashboard from a group decision perspective

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Assessing urban logistics pooling sustainability via a hierarchic dashboard from a group decision to measure the sustainable performance of urban logistics pooling systems. To do this, we start by defining it, since the method is able to be replicated in any context of group decision in urban logistics

  4. Hierarchical Sequence Compaction for Power Estimation* Radu Marculescu, Diana Marculescu, Massoud Pedram

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    Pedram, Massoud

    1 Hierarchical Sequence Compaction for Power Estimation* Radu Marculescu, Diana Marculescu, Massoud 90089 Abstract - This paper presents an effective technique for compacting a large sequence of input vectors into a much smaller one such that when the two sequences are applied to any circuit, the resulting

  5. A smart multi-hop hierarchical routing protocol for efficient video communication over wireless

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    Braun, Torsten

    in environmental monitoring, smart parking, traffic control, smart city and others [2]. In this context, smartA smart multi-hop hierarchical routing protocol for efficient video communication over wireless.costa@itec.ufpa.br, {helderp, kassiolsm, cerqueira}@ufpa.br and braun@iam.unibe.ch Abstract--For smart applications, nodes

  6. A Mobility and Energy-aware Hierarchical Intrusion Detection System for Mobile ad hoc Networks

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    A Mobility and Energy-aware Hierarchical Intrusion Detection System for Mobile ad hoc Networks consumption. The proposed architecture adopts and enhances the Mobility and Energy Aware Clustering Algorithm and energy of nodes in the cluster formation in order to improve detection accuracy and re- duce energy

  7. DOI: 10.1002/adem.201400414 Self-Assembled Recyclable Hierarchical Bucky Aerogels**

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    Daraio, Chiara

    DOI: 10.1002/adem.201400414 Self-Assembled Recyclable Hierarchical Bucky Aerogels** By Mehmet, and recyclable multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) based light weight (density aerogels (BAGs than the energy dissipated by commercial foams with similar densities. 1. Introduction Aerogels

  8. Hierarchical Representation of Videos with Spatio-Temporal Fibers Ratnesh Kumar Guillaume Charpiat Monique Thonnat

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hierarchical Representation of Videos with Spatio-Temporal Fibers Ratnesh Kumar Guillaume Charpiat representation of videos, as spatio- temporal fibers. These fibers are clusters of trajectories that are meshed spatially in the image domain. They form a hier- archical partition of the video into regions

  9. Hierarchical Procrustes Matching for Shape Retrieval Graham McNeill, Sethu Vijayakumar

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    Vijayakumar, Sethu

    (HPM), a segment-based shape matching algorithm which avoids problems associated with purely global representa- tions is typically based on specific features, HPM avoids the need to extract such features is a difficult challenge. Hierarchical Procrustes Matching (HPM) ap- proximates the perceptual similarity between

  10. Distributed Smart-home Decision-making in a Hierarchical Interactive Smart Grid

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    Jayaweera, Sudharman K.

    1 Distributed Smart-home Decision-making in a Hierarchical Interactive Smart Grid Architecture Ding of the individual smart-homes to actually achieve the optimal solution derived by the controller under realistic for all smart-homes in the auctioning game, collusive equilibria do exist and can jeopardize

  11. Effect of Ordered Intermediate Porosity on Ion Transport in Hierarchically Nanoporous Electrodes

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    Braun, Paul

    energy storage, catalysis, and chemical separations depend upon surface interactions. Nanostructured storage devices.8 We present a new path to ordered hierarchically nanoporous conductors to help advance is within a nanometer-scale distance from an interface. The disadvantage of these nanostructured materials

  12. Design and characterization of artificial transcriptional terminators

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    Huang, Haiyao

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design and characterization of artificial transcriptional terminators. Ten new terminators were designed based on previous research of terminator structure and termination efficiency. The terminators were built by PCR ...

  13. Probing the black box : experiments in design and design education

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    Mulvey, Christopher P. (Christopher Paul), 1975-

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional analysis and design methods based on preexisting methods and assumptions preconditions and limits the designer's level of engagement with the specific context that is under investigation. A structural analysis ...

  14. Sphere-Shaped Hierarchical Cathode with Enhanced Growth of Nanocrystal Planes for High-Rate and Cycling-Stable Li-Ion Batteries

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    Zhang, Linjing [Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and the Environment; Li, Ning [Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and the Environment; Wu, Borong [Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and the Environment; Beijing Higher Institution Engineering Research Center of Power Battery and Chemical Energy Materials (China); Xu, Hongliang [Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and the Environment; Wang, Lei [Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and the Environment; Yang, Xiao-Qing [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Chemistry Dept.; Wu, Feng [Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). Key Lab. of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and the Environment

    2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    High-energy and high-power Li-ion batteries have been intensively pursued as power sources in electronic vehicles and renewable energy storage systems in smart grids. With this purpose, developing high-performance cathode materials is urgently needed. Here we report an easy and versatile strategy to fabricate high-rate and cycling-stable hierarchical sphered cathode Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2, by using an ionic interfusion method. The sphere-shaped hierarchical cathode is assembled with primary nanoplates with enhanced growth of nanocrystal planes in favor of Li+ intercalation/deintercalation, such as (010), (100), and (110) planes. This material with such unique structural features exhibits outstanding rate capability, cyclability, and high discharge capacities, achieving around 70% (175 mAhg–1) of the capacity at 0.1 C rate within about 2.1 min of ultrafast charging. Such cathode is feasible to construct high-energy and high-power Li-ion batteries.

  15. Sphere-Shaped Hierarchical Cathode with Enhanced Growth of Nanocrystal Planes for High-Rate and Cycling-Stable Li-Ion Batteries

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    Zhang, Linjing; Li, Ning; Wu, Borong; Xu, Hongliang; Wang, Lei; Yang, Xiao-Qing; Wu, Feng

    2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    High-energy and high-power Li-ion batteries have been intensively pursued as power sources in electronic vehicles and renewable energy storage systems in smart grids. With this purpose, developing high-performance cathode materials is urgently needed. Here we report an easy and versatile strategy to fabricate high-rate and cycling-stable hierarchical sphered cathode Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2, by using an ionic interfusion method. The sphere-shaped hierarchical cathode is assembled with primary nanoplates with enhanced growth of nanocrystal planes in favor of Li+ intercalation/deintercalation, such as (010), (100), and (110) planes. This material with such unique structural features exhibits outstanding rate capability, cyclability, and high discharge capacities, achievingmore »around 70% (175 mAhg–1) of the capacity at 0.1 C rate within about 2.1 min of ultrafast charging. Such cathode is feasible to construct high-energy and high-power Li-ion batteries.« less

  16. Electrodeposition of hierarchical ZnO/Cu{sub 2}O nanorod films for highly efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic applications

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    Ren, S. T.; Fan, G. H.; Liang, M. L.; Wang, Q. [Department of Optoelectronic Science, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); Zhao, G. L., E-mail: zhaoguoliang@hit.edu.cn [School of Materials and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China)

    2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of high-performance visible-light-responsive photocatalytic materials has attracted widespread interest due to their potential applications in the environmental and energy industries. In this work, hierarchical ZnO nanorods films were successfully prepared on the stainless steel mesh substrates via a simple two-step seed-assisted electrodeposition route. Cu{sub 2}O nanoparticles were then electrodeposited on the surface of ZnO nanorods to form the core-shell heterostructure. The synthesized ZnO/Cu{sub 2}O nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, and UV-visible spectrophotometer. Due to the branched hierarchical morphologies and core-shell structure, ZnO/Cu{sub 2}O nanomaterials show a prominent visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance under the low-intensity light irradiation (40?mW/cm{sup 2}). The influence of some experimental parameters, such as Cu{sub 2}O loading amount, ZnO morphologies, the substrate type, and the PH of the Cu{sub 2}O precursor solution on ZnO/Cu{sub 2}O photocatalytic performance was evaluated.

  17. Alternative energy design toolkit

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    Sukkasi, Sittha

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis concerns the concepts, structure, and applications of the Alternative Energy Design Toolkit. The toolkit is aimed to provide a widely accessible, easy to use, flexible, yet powerful modeling environment for ...

  18. Hierarchical Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Scientific Computing

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    Chan, Tony F.

    agreement that paral­ lelism is a cost­effective way (some may ar­ gue it is the only way) to provide. There is much less agreement, however, on how to design effective parallel machines. It is well on certain data types, such as bit, scalar, vector and arrays. 3. Interconnection network machines: dis

  19. Foundation Design Handbook

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    Carmody, John [Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota; Mosiman, Garrett [Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota; Handeen, Daniel [Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota; Huelman, Patrick [Cold Climate Housing Program, University of Minnesota; Christian, Jeffery [Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this handbook is to provide information that will enable designers, builders, and homeowners to understand foundation design problems and solutions. The foundation of a house is a somewhat invisible and sometimes ignored component of the building. It is increasingly evident, however, that attention to good foundation design and construction has significant benefits to the homeowner and the builder, and can avoid some serious future problems. Good foundation design and construction practice means not only insulating to save energy, but also providing effective structural design as well as moisture, termite, and radon control techniques where appropriate.

  20. Material-based design computation

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    Oxman, Neri

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The institutionalized separation between form, structure and material, deeply embedded in modernist design theory, paralleled by a methodological partitioning between modeling, analysis and fabrication, resulted in ...

  1. Exactly solving a Two-level Hierarchical Location Problem with ...

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    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of a feasible dual solution and a super-optimal one, it improves the best .... range of features but no particular structure, as typically happens in practice. It ..... Management Science, 50(6):749:760, 2004. ... [7] ILOG CPLEX 11.0 Users Manual.

  2. The Co-Design of Scenarios for a Didactic-based E-learning System viewed as an Adaptive Virtual Document

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Co-Design of Scenarios for a Didactic-based E-learning System viewed as an Adaptive Virtual of the theory in didactic anthropology of knowledge and to show why we can formalize them in a hierarchical task scientific approaches ­ from computer science, didactic, cognitive psychology, education, etc. The design

  3. Evaluation of strategies for seismic design

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    Tsertikidou, Despoina

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current trends in seismic design require a new approach, oriented in satisfying motion related design requirements and limiting both structural and non-structural damage. Seismic isolation and damping devices are currently ...

  4. Simulating intertwined design processes that have similar structures: a case study of a small company that creates made-to-order fashion products

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    Wynn, David C; Eckert, Claudia M; Clarkson, P John

    The authors use simulation to analyse the resource-driven dependencies between concurrent processes used to create customised products in a company. Such processes are uncertain and unique according to the design changes required. However, they have...

  5. Hierarchical Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecules and their Assemblies

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    Peter Ortoleva; Abhishek Singharoy; Stephen Pankavich

    2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft materials (e.g., enveloped viruses, liposomes, membranes and supercooled liquids) simultaneously deform or display collective behaviors, while undergoing atomic scale vibrations and collisions. While the multiple space-time character of such systems often makes traditional molecular dynamics simulation impractical, a multiscale approach has been presented that allows for long-time simulation with atomic detail based on the co-evolution of slowly-varying order parameters (OPs) with the quasi-equilibrium probability density of atomic configurations. However, this approach breaks down when the structural change is extreme, or when nearest-neighbor connectivity of atoms is not maintained. In the current study, a self-consistent approach is presented wherein OPs and a reference structure co-evolve slowly to yield long-time simulation for dynamical soft-matter phenomena such as structural transitions and self assembly. The development begins with the Liouville equation for N classical atoms and an ansatz on the form of the associated N-atom probability density. Multiscale techniques are used to derive Langevin equations for the coupled OP configurational dynamics. The net result is a set of equations for the coupled stochastic dynamics of the OPs and centers of mass of the subsystems that constitute a soft material body. The theory is based on an all-atom methodology and an interatomic force field, and therefore enables calibration-free simulations of soft matter, such as macromolecular assemblies.

  6. A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real-World Electricity Pricing

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    Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

    1 A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real bills. Our focus is on a subset of this work that carries out demand response (DR) by modulating

  7. A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real-World Electricity Pricing

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    Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

    1 A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real for optimizing their utility bills. Our focus is on a subset of this work that carries out demand response (DR

  8. A Mirror Neuron Inspired Hierarchical Network for Action Selection Mark Elshaw, Cornelius Weber, Alex Zochios, Stefan Wermter

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    Weber, Cornelius

    A Mirror Neuron Inspired Hierarchical Network for Action Selection Mark Elshaw, Cornelius Weber of Sunderland, UK [Mark.Elshaw,Cornelius.Weber,Stefan.Wermter]@sunderland.ac.uk Abstract In this paper we

  9. Hierarchical controller for highly dynamic locomotion utilizing pattern modulation and impedance control : implementation on the MIT Cheetah robot

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    Lee, Jongwoo, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a hierarchical control algorithm for quadrupedal locomotion. We address three challenges in developing a controller for high-speed running: locomotion stability, control of ground reaction force, and ...

  10. A Hierarchical Characterization of a Live Streaming Media Workload Eveline Veloso Virgilio Almeida Wagner Meira Azer Bestavros Shudong Jin

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    A Hierarchical Characterization of a Live Streaming Media Workload£ Eveline Veloso Virg´ilio Almeida Wagner Meira Azer Bestavros Shudong Jin eveline@dcc.ufmg.br virgilio@dcc.ufmg.br meira

  11. A Hierarchical Characterization of a Live Streaming Media Workload Eveline Veloso Virg lio Almeida Wagner Meira Azer Bestavros Shudong Jin

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    A Hierarchical Characterization of a Live Streaming Media Workload #3; Eveline Veloso Virgâ?? �lio Almeida Wagner Meira Azer Bestavros Shudong Jin eveline@dcc.ufmg.br virgilio@dcc.ufmg.br meira

  12. Bio-inspired composites : a de novo approach to the conceptualization, design and synthesis of tough mesoscale structures with simple building blocks

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    Dimas, Leon Sokratis Scheie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Composites play an important role as structural materials in a range of engineering fields due to their potential to combine the best mechanical properties of their constituents. In biology, composites are ubiquitous and ...

  13. Transmission line: design manual

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    Farr, H.H.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this manual is to outline the various requirements for, and the procedures to be followed in the design of power transmission lines by the Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior. Numerous design studies, which have been made on specific aspects of transmission line design, are included with explanations of their applications. Information is presented concerning such aspects as selection of type of construction, conductor sags and tensions, insulation, lightning protection, clearance patterns, galloping conductors, structure limitation and guying charts, and structure spotting. Structure design examples are limited to wood-pole construction. Interpretations of the National Electrical Safety Code and other codes are made as required. Some of the example problems were developed when the sixth edition of NESC was current, and are so noted; however, most examples use the 1977 edition of NESC.

  14. The Case for A Hierarchal System Model for Linux Clusters

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    Seager, M; Gorda, B

    2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The computer industry today is no longer driven, as it was in the 40s, 50s and 60s, by High-performance computing requirements. Rather, HPC systems, especially Leadership class systems, sit on top of a pyramid investment mode. Figure 1 shows a representative pyramid investment model for systems hardware. At the base of the pyramid is the huge investment (order 10s of Billions of US Dollars per year) in semiconductor fabrication and process technologies. These costs, which are approximately doubling with every generation, are funded from investments multiple markets: enterprise, desktops, games, embedded and specialized devices. Over and above these base technology investments are investments for critical technology elements such as microprocessor, chipsets and memory ASIC components. Investments for these components are spread across the same markets as the base semiconductor processes investments. These second tier investments are approximately half the size of the lower level of the pyramid. The next technology investment layer up, tier 3, is more focused on scalable computing systems such as those needed for HPC and other markets. These tier 3 technology elements include networking (SAN, WAN and LAN), interconnects and large scalable SMP designs. Above these is tier 4 are relatively small investments necessary to build very large, scalable systems high-end or Leadership class systems. Primary among these are the specialized network designs of vertically integrated systems, etc.

  15. Hierarchical mesoporous/microporous carbon with graphitized frameworks for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

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    Lv, Yingying; Fang, Yin; Qian, Xufang; Tu, Bo [Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Wu, Zhangxiong [Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia); Asiri, Abdullah M. [Chemistry Department and The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia); Zhao, Dongyuan, E-mail: dyzhao@fudan.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800 (Australia)

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A hierarchical meso-/micro-porous graphitized carbon with uniform mesopores and ordered micropores, graphitized frameworks, and extra-high surface area of ?2200 m{sup 2}/g, was successfully synthesized through a simple one-step chemical vapor deposition process. The commercial mesoporous zeolite Y was utilized as a meso-/ micro-porous template, and the small-molecule methane was employed as a carbon precursor. The as-prepared hierarchical meso-/micro-porous carbons have homogeneously distributed mesopores as a host for electrolyte, which facilitate Li{sup +} ions transport to the large-area micropores, resulting a high reversible lithium ion storage of 1000 mA h/g and a high columbic efficiency of 65% at the first cycle.

  16. Grid-free Plasma Simulations Based on Hierarchical Treecode Field Solvers

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    Christlieb, A.J.; Krasny, R. [Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Emhoff, J.; Boyd, I.D. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2005-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we summarize recent efforts to develop a grid free field solver based on a hierarchical treecode algorithm for computing the electrostatic potential and electric field in a system of charged particles. The algorithm is grid-free and the operation count is O(NlogN). The treecode is combined here with a boundary integral method to simulate electron dynamics in a Penning-Malmberg trap. For more details we defer to our recent publications.

  17. Investigating the durability of structures

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    Saba, Dana (Dana Walid)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The durability of structures is one of primary concerns in the engineering industry. Poor durability in design may result in a structure losing its performance to the extent where structural integrity is no longer satisfied ...

  18. Preliminary Structural Design Conceptualization for Composite Rotor for Verdant Power Water Current: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-296

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    Hughes, S.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary thrust of the CRADA will be to develop a new rotor design that will allow higher current flows (>4m/s), greater swept area (6-11m), and in the process, will maximize performance and energy capture.

  19. Hierarchical organization of chiral rafts in colloidal membranes

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    Prerna Sharma; Andrew Ward; T. Gibaud; Michael F. Hagan; Zvonimir Dogic

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid-liquid phase separation is ubiquitous in suspensions of nanoparticles, proteins and colloids. With a few notable exceptions, surface-tension-minimizing liquid droplets in bulk suspensions continuously coalesce, increasing in size without bound until achieving macroscale phase separation. In comparison, the phase behavior of colloids, nanoparticles or proteins confined to interfaces, surfaces or membranes is significantly more complex. Inclusions distort the local interface structure leading to interactions that are fundamentally different from the well-studied interactions mediated by isotropic solvents. Here, we investigate liquid-liquid phase separation in monolayer membranes composed of dissimilar chiral colloidal rods. We demonstrate that colloidal rafts are a ubiquitous feature of binary colloidal membranes. We measure the raft free energy landscape by visualizing its assembly kinetics. Subsequently, we quantify repulsive raft-raft interactions and relate them to directly imaged raft-induced membrane distortions, demonstrating that particle chirality plays a key role in this microphase separation. At high densities, rafts assemble into cluster crystals which constantly exchange monomeric rods with the background reservoir to maintain a self-limited size. Lastly, we demonstrate that rafts can form bonds to assemble into higher-order supra-structures. Our work demonstrates that membrane-mediated liquid-liquid phase separation can be fundamentally different from the well-characterized behavior of bulk liquids. It outlines a robust membrane-based pathway for assembly of monodisperse liquid clusters which is complementary to existing methods which take place in bulk suspensions. Finally, it reveals that chiral inclusions in membranes acquire long-ranged repulsive interactions, which might play a role in stabilizing assemblages of finite size.

  20. Design and realization of one-dimensional double hetero-structure photonic crystals for infrared-radar stealth-compatible materials applications

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    Wang, Zhixun; Cheng, Yongzhi, E-mail: cyz0715@126.com; Nie, Yan; Wang, Xian; Gong, Rongzhou, E-mail: rzhgong@mail.hust.edu.cn [School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, a new type one-dimensional (1D) double hetero-structure composite photonic crystal (CPC) for infrared-radar stealth-compatible materials applications was proposed and studied numerically and experimentally. First, based on transfer matrix method of thin-film optical theory, the propagation characteristics of the proposed structure comprising a stack of different alternating micrometer-thick layers of germanium and zinc sulfide were investigated numerically. Calculation results exhibit that this 1D single hetero-structure PC could achieve a flat high reflectivity gradually with increasing the number of the alternating media layers in a single broadband range. Then, based on principles of distributed Bragg reflector micro-cavity, a 1D double hetero-structure CPC comprising four PCs with thickness of 0.797??m, 0.592??m, 1.480??m, and 2.114??m, respectively, was proposed. Calculation results exhibit that this CPC could achieve a high reflectance of greater than 0.99 in the wavelength ranges of 3–5??m and 8–14??m and agreed well with experiment. Further experiments exhibit that the infrared emissivity of the proposed CPC is as low as 0.073 and 0.042 in the wavelength ranges of 3–5??m and 8–12??m, respectively. In addition, the proposed CPC can be used to construct infrared-radar stealth-compatible materials due to its high transmittance in radar wave band.

  1. Classical Hierarchical Correlation Quantification on Tripartite Qubit Mixed State Families

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    Yuri Campbell; José Roberto Castilho Piqueira

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    There are at least a number of ways to formally define complexity. Most of them relate to some kind of minimal description of the studied object. Being this one in form of minimal resources of minimal effort needed to generate the object itself. This is usually achieved by detecting and taking advantage of regularities within the object. Regularities can commonly be described in an information-theoretic approach by quantifying the amount of correlation playing a role in the system, this being spatial, temporal or both. This is the approach closely related to the extent that the whole cannot be understood as only the sum of its parts, but also by their interactions. Feature considered to be most fundamental. Nevertheless, this irreducibility, even in the basic quantum informational setting of composite states, is also present due to the intrinsic structure of Hilbert spaces' tensor product. In this approach, this irreducibility is quantified based on statistics of von Neumann measurements forming mutually unbiased bases. Upon two different kinds of tripartite qubit mixed state families, which hold the two possible distinct entangled states on this space. Results show that this quantification is sensible to the different kind of entanglement present on those families.

  2. Determining the Bayesian optimal sampling strategy in a hierarchical system.

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    Grace, Matthew D.; Ringland, James T.; Boggs, Paul T.; Pebay, Philippe Pierre

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Consider a classic hierarchy tree as a basic model of a 'system-of-systems' network, where each node represents a component system (which may itself consist of a set of sub-systems). For this general composite system, we present a technique for computing the optimal testing strategy, which is based on Bayesian decision analysis. In previous work, we developed a Bayesian approach for computing the distribution of the reliability of a system-of-systems structure that uses test data and prior information. This allows for the determination of both an estimate of the reliability and a quantification of confidence in the estimate. Improving the accuracy of the reliability estimate and increasing the corresponding confidence require the collection of additional data. However, testing all possible sub-systems may not be cost-effective, feasible, or even necessary to achieve an improvement in the reliability estimate. To address this sampling issue, we formulate a Bayesian methodology that systematically determines the optimal sampling strategy under specified constraints and costs that will maximally improve the reliability estimate of the composite system, e.g., by reducing the variance of the reliability distribution. This methodology involves calculating the 'Bayes risk of a decision rule' for each available sampling strategy, where risk quantifies the relative effect that each sampling strategy could have on the reliability estimate. A general numerical algorithm is developed and tested using an example multicomponent system. The results show that the procedure scales linearly with the number of components available for testing.

  3. Hierarchical Models for Batteries: Overview with Some Case Studies

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    Pannala, Sreekanth [ORNL; Mukherjee, Partha P [ORNL; Allu, Srikanth [ORNL; Nanda, Jagjit [ORNL; Martha, Surendra K [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL; Turner, John A [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Batteries are complex multiscale systems and a hierarchy of models has been employed to study different aspects of batteries at different resolutions. For the electrochemistry and charge transport, the models span from electric circuits, single-particle, pseudo 2D, detailed 3D, and microstructure resolved at the continuum scales and various techniques such as molecular dynamics and density functional theory to resolve the atomistic structure. Similar analogies exist for the thermal, mechanical, and electrical aspects of the batteries. We have been recently working on the development of a unified formulation for the continuum scales across the electrode-electrolyte-electrode system - using a rigorous volume averaging approach typical of multiphase formulation. This formulation accounts for any spatio-temporal variation of the different properties such as electrode/void volume fractions and anisotropic conductivities. In this talk the following will be presented: The background and the hierarchy of models that need to be integrated into a battery modeling framework to carry out predictive simulations, Our recent work on the unified 3D formulation addressing the missing links in the multiscale description of the batteries, Our work on microstructure resolved simulations for diffusion processes, Upscaling of quantities of interest to construct closures for the 3D continuum description, Sample results for a standard Carbon/Spinel cell will be presented and compared to experimental data, Finally, the infrastructure we are building to bring together components with different physics operating at different resolution will be presented. The presentation will also include details about how this generalized approach can be applied to other electrochemical storage systems such as supercapacitors, Li-Air batteries, and Lithium batteries with 3D architectures.

  4. Real-Time Combined Heat and Power Operational Strategy Using a Hierarchical Optimization Algorithm

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    Yun, Kyung Tae; Cho, Heejin; Luck, Rogelio; Mago, Pedro J.

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Existing attempts to optimize the operation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems for building applications have two major limitations: the electrical and thermal loads are obtained from historical weather profiles; and the CHP system models ignore transient responses by using constant equipment efficiencies. This paper considers the transient response of a building combined with a hierarchical CHP optimal control algorithm to obtain a real-time integrated system that uses the most recent weather and electric load information. This is accomplished by running concurrent simulations of two transient building models. The first transient building model uses current as well as forecast input information to obtain short term predictions of the thermal and electric building loads. The predictions are then used by an optimization algorithm, i.e., a hierarchical controller, that decides the amount of fuel and of electrical energy to be allocated at the current time step. In a simulation, the actual physical building is not available and, hence, to simulate a real-time environment, a second, building model with similar but not identical input loads are used to represent the actual building. A state-variable feedback loop is completed at the beginning of each time step by copying, i.e., measuring, the state variable from the actual building and restarting the predictive model using these ?measured? values as initial conditions. The simulation environment presented in this paper features nonlinear effects such as the dependence of the heat exchanger effectiveness on their operating conditions. The results indicate that the CHP engine operation dictated by the proposed hierarchical controller with uncertain weather conditions have the potential to yield significant savings when compared to conventional systems using current values of electricity and fuel prices.

  5. A hierarchical framework for the multiscale modeling of microstructure evolution in heterogeneous materials.

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    Luscher, Darby J.

    2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    All materials are heterogeneous at various scales of observation. The influence of material heterogeneity on nonuniform response and microstructure evolution can have profound impact on continuum thermomechanical response at macroscopic “engineering” scales. In many cases, it is necessary to treat this behavior as a multiscale process thus integrating the physical understanding of material behavior at various physical (length and time) scales in order to more accurately predict the thermomechanical response of materials as their microstructure evolves. The intent of the dissertation is to provide a formal framework for multiscale hierarchical homogenization to be used in developing constitutive models.

  6. Design of the FIRE Plasma Facing Presented at the UFA Burning

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    Design #12;Outer Divertor Design Copper-alloy finger plates Stainless Support Structure Press-Fit Pins

  7. Design of a Spacer Grid Using Axiomatic Design

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    Song, K.N.; Yoon, K.H. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 150, Dukjin-Dong, Yusong-Gu, Taejon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, B.S.; Park, G.J. [Hanyang University, 249-1, Kyomoon-dong, Kuri-si, Kyounggi-do 471-701 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, S.K. [Korea Rolling Stock Corporation, Kyunggi-Do, 437-040 (Korea, Republic of)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, much attention has been focused on the design of the fuel assemblies in the Pressurized Light Water Reactor (PLWR). The spacer grid is one of the main structural components in a fuel assembly. It supports fuel rods, guides cooling water, and maintains geometry from the external impact loads. In this research, a new shape of the spacer grid is designed by the axiomatic approach. The Independence Axiom is utilized for the design. For the conceptual design, functional requirements (FRs) are defined and corresponding design parameters (DPs) are found to satisfy FRs in sequence. Overall configuration and shapes are determined in this process. Detailed design is carried out based on the result of the axiomatic design. For the detailed design, the system performances are evaluated by using linear and nonlinear finite element analysis. The dimensions are determined by optimization. Some commercial codes are utilized for the analysis and design. (authors)

  8. Nanoscale structure in AgSbTe2 determined by diffuse elastic neutron scattering

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    Specht, Eliot D [ORNL; Ma, Jie [ORNL; Delaire, Olivier A [ORNL; Budai, John D [ORNL; May, Andrew F [ORNL; Karapetrova, Evguenia A. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diffuse elastic neutron scattering measurements confirm that AgSbTe2 has a hierarchical structure, with defects on length scales from nanometers to microns. While scattering from mesoscale structure is consistent with previously-proposed structures in which Ag and Sb order on a NaCl lattice, more diffuse scattering from nanoscale structure suggests a structural rearrangement in which hexagonal layers form a combination of (ABC), (ABA), and (AAB) stacking sequences. The AgCrSe2 structure is the best-fitting model for the local atomic arrangements.

  9. Design principles for design of bituminous pavement with stabilized/ cemented layer

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    Das, Animesh

    Design principles for design of bituminous pavement with stabilized/ cemented layer Animesh Das1 Introduction A pavement designer wishes to design a pavement structure which is reliable and cost effective. Various materials have been used for pavement construction so as to economize the design. Depleting

  10. Enzyme Design From the Bottom Up: An Active Nickel Electrocatalyst...

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    Enzyme Design From the Bottom Up: An Active Nickel Electrocatalyst with a Structured Peptide Outer Coordination Sphere. Enzyme Design From the Bottom Up: An Active Nickel...

  11. Integrated design : a generative multi-performative design approach

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    Fasoulaki, Eleftheria

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are building systems, called "modularized", in which the component systems (for structure, lighting, etc) can be analyzed and synthesized independently since their performance and design do not interact or affect one ...

  12. Hierarchical Diagnosis

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

  13. Hierarchical Diagnosis

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

  14. Intraclass Price Elasticity & Electric Rate Design 

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    Gresham, K. E.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric rate design relies on cost incurrance for pricing and pricing structures. However, as utilities move into a marketing mode, rate design needs to respond more to customer reactions to pricing changes. Intraclass price elasticities aid rate...

  15. Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings

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    Panagiotou, Marios

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls”. Structural Journal,T. (1975). “Reinforced Concrete Structures”. John Wiley &Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings”. John

  16. Hierarchical object-based classification of ultra-high-resolution digital mapping camera (DMC) imagery for rangeland mapping and assessment

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    and is in the process of changing from film to digital aerial image acquisition. Cur- rently, only broad land useHierarchical object-based classification of ultra-high-resolution digital mapping camera (DMC, MSC3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003, USA Ultra-high-resolution digital aerial imagery has great

  17. Associative Hierarchical Random Fields L'ubor Ladick1, Chris Russell1, Pushmeet Kohli, Philip H. S. Torr

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    Kohli, Pushmeet

    of the multiple segmentations to contribute to a global energy. MAP inference in this model can be performed. S. Torr Abstract--This paper makes two contributions: the first is the proposal of a new model ­ the associative hierarchical random field (AHRF), and a novel algorithm for its optimisation; the second

  18. Hierarchical study of Guyton Circulatory Model Rodrigo Assar Cuevas1, Hayssam Soueidan1, David J. Sherman1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , and was extended over time to include many physiological control processes. The Guyton Circulatory Regulation model is crucial for the model ([2], [3]) and therapeutic manipulation of this pathway is very importantHierarchical study of Guyton Circulatory Model Rodrigo Assar Cuevas1, Hayssam Soueidan1, David J

  19. Oriented Hierarchical Porous TiO2 Nanowires on Ti Substrate: Evolution of Nanostructures for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Park, Byungwoo

    of highly-oriented anatase TiO2 nanocrystals, are adopted as photoelectrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. [1­4]. In particular, lightweight and flexible dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have received muchOriented Hierarchical Porous TiO2 Nanowires on Ti Substrate: Evolution of Nanostructures for Dye-Sensitized

  20. ITER breeding blanket design

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    Gohar, Y.; Cardella, A.; Ioki, K.; Lousteau, D.; Mohri, K.; Raffray, R.; Zolti, E. [ITER Joint Central Team, Garching (Germany)] [and others

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A breeding blanket design has been developed for ITER to provide the necessary tritium fuel to achieve the technical objectives of the Enhanced Performance Phase. It uses a ceramic breeder and water coolant for compatibility with the ITER machine design of the Basic Performance Phase. Lithium zirconate and lithium oxide am the selected ceramic breeders based on the current data base. Enriched lithium and beryllium neutron multiplier are used for both breeders. Both forms of beryllium material, blocks and pebbles are used at different blanket locations based on thermo-mechanical considerations and beryllium thickness requirements. Type 316LN austenitic steel is used as structural material similar to the shielding blanket. Design issues and required R&D data are identified during the development of the design.