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Pollution control: A Houston Ship Channel issue.  

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. Mr. Smallhorst expressed the opinion that municipalities were equally responsible. Municipal sewage, in his opinion, posed a far greater health hazard than did industrial wastes. In 1964, Houston Public Works Director E. B. Cape placed principle... and water pollution . . . and. (urgej offending industries to contro the disposal of their waste materials. It [was to bej available to aid industrial management in finding ways and means of controlling pollution . . . . 5 Since his appointment, Dr...

Williams, Edward Barney

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diversity and distribution of bacterial communities in dioxin-contaminated sediments from the Houston ship channel  

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The Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) are highly industrialized areas along Galveston Bay, Texas. The HSC is highly polluted with a host of persistent organic pollutants, including dioxins. The main objective of this study...

Hieke, Anne-Sophie Charlotte

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Salinity patterns in the Houston Ship Channel  

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. This direction was selected because of its apparent effect on the tidal elevations. Strong winds from that direction would be expected to result in higher flood tide elevations. The longest length of run for winds across Galveston Bay that effect the channel... is in that direction. The wind ? bay relationship is shown in Figure 13, Later, component velocities from a direction of 90' were used in the evaluation. This was 37 TABLE 8 TOTAL MASS ifOVEMENT Calculation Sampling Run Date: 2 August 1968 Time: 1200 Hours...

Withers, Richard Ercelray

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative and qualitative survey of benthal deposits contained in the Houston Ship Channel  

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123 Table D-I B-2 C-l C-3 Sedimentation Rate Data, Cycle I Sedimentation Rate Data, Cycle I I Average HDD5 Loadings Average Volatile Suspended Solids Loadings Av rage Tote I Suspt nded Solids I oad ings Average Flow ~pa e 131 149 167 I...!aulic Characteristics on Sedi- mentation Rates in the Houston Ship Channe I System 84 . 24 Assumed BOD 'Haste Loads Resulting From Urban Runoif and Industrial and Dcmcstic Haste Discharges 88 25 Total Suspended Solids and Average Sedimentation Rate Profiles 9o...

Hutton, Welford Samuel

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Sediment Records to Determine Sources, Distribution, Bioavailability, and Potential Toxicity of Dioxins in the Houston Ship Channel: A Multi-proxy Approach  

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contaminants (HOC). Analytical data on total organic carbon (TOC), BC, PAHs, dioxins and lignin (likely discarded from a pulp and paper mill along the Channel) were determined. This multi-proxy approach revealed that over the last several decades, HOC inputs...

Seward, Shaya M.

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady-state estuarine modeling of the Brownsville ship channel  

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. Inflow Quantity/Quality, Brownsville Ship Channel 10. Wind Occurrences, Brownsville Ship Channel Location: CMD Platform . 11. Salinity Measurements, San Martin Lake Discharge Ditch, July 1975 . 12. Characteristic Non-Point Source Parameters 13. Waste... Lake System Brownsville Ship Channel Physical Profile Hydraulic Characteristics Point Source Waste Loads Evaluation Hydrology CHAPTER II I. MATHEMATICAL MODEL SIMULATION Introduction Description of Mathematical Model "ESTPOL VERSION II" Basin...

Maldonado, Roberto Jaime

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction rates and apparent toxicity of Houston Ship Channel water  

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through funds provided by the Department of Interior, Federal Water Pollution Cor trol Administration Training Grant iio. 5T1- WP-'?4. My research was financed through funds provided by the Galveston Bay Study of the Texas Water Quality Board Contract... AND DISCUSSIONS V. CI'NCLUSIONS AND RECONNE!IOATIGNS IBO APPENDIX A APPENDIX B REFERENCES. VITA 13g 155 157 V I I LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1. The Kreb's Cycle 2. Cytochrome System 3. Warburg Apparatus Constant Volume Respirometer . 5. Functional...

Schneider, Peter William

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The environmental management of a ship channel-harbor complex  

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the Environmental Management of a Ship Channel-Harbor Complex 120 12g LIST OF FIGURES ~Fi ure 1 Major Ports of the Texas Gulf Coast Oil Spills by County, January 1973? November 1974 . Causes of Spills by Incident and Volume, January 1973 - November 1974.... Ouantity of Oil Spilled by Cause, January 1973 - November 1974. Expected Shape of 50, 000 Barrel/Day Spill After Four Hours. Dissolved Oxygen Profile Corpus Christi Inner Harbor. Dissolved Oxygen Profile Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Station...

Reavis, Marvin William

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Independent External Peer Review Report Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel,  

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Environmental Impact Statement EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Project Background and Purpose The Sacramento River Deep WaterFinal Independent External Peer Review Report Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, California Peer Review Report of the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, California Limited Reevaluation

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Mixed Sediment Modeling for Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas , M. Ferro1  

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Mixed Sediment Modeling for Matagorda Ship Channel, Texas L. Lin1 , H. Li1 , M. Ferro1 , and C shoaling in the Ship channel is complicated as it involves the mixed sediment in the surrounding area. The US Army Engineer Regional Sediment Management Program and Coastal Inlets Research Program have teamed

US Army Corps of Engineers

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THE MYSTERY OF HISTORICAL CHANNEL SHOALING AT HOUSTON-GALVESTON NAVIGATION CHANNEL, TX  

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Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, 109 St. Joseph St., Mobile, AL 36628, USA. Julie reliability, allow transit of larger vessels at greater speeds, and improve the local and regional economy for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the channels and the remaining was primarily New Work (NW) dredging

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Analysis of Effects on Port Operations from March 22 Incident in Houston Ship Channel  

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................................................................................................................ 6 Effect on Refineries and Petrochemical Plants

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Survey of organic content in bottom sediments of the Houston Ship Channel  

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reference to the m thods of Baity (7), Adeney !8), and Rudolfs (9). Baity attempts to simulate actual conditions experi- enced when deposits of sewage sludge accumulate under aerobic conditions. To do this he measured the depletion in the dissolved... ious s'udge depths are shown in Table 3. Data for the first four samples are presenteo as milligrams chemical oxygen demand per liter' of sludge (mg/1), while data for the last two are expressed as parts per million (ppm) by weight Test 3. Obtained...

Smith, Richard Hugh

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tier I ecological evaluation for phase III channel improvements to the John. F. Baldwin ship channel  

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To assist the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in determing whether the material from proposed dredging of the John F. Baldwin Ship Channel (JFBSC) is suitable for unrestricted, unconfined open-ocean disposal, Battelle/Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) prepared this report. Based on these findings, sediments that would be removed during Phase III improvements to the JFBSC fail to meet the three suitability criteria for open-ocean disposal. Firstly, fine-grained sediments comprise a significant fraction of the bottom material in some areas of the channel, and this material is not exposed to high current or wave energy. Dredged material from the JFBSC is not being proposed for beach nourishment; therefore the second criterion is not met. JFBSC sediments do not meet the third criterion because, although they may be substantially similar to substrates at several of the proposed disposal sites, they are from an area that historically has experienced loading of contaminants, which toxicology studies have shown have the potential to result in acute toxicity or significant bioaccumulation.

Bienert, R.W.; Shreffler, D.K.; Word, J.Q.; Kohn, N.P. [Battelle/Marine Sciences Lab., Sequim, WA (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Houston  

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Laura Spanjian, Sustainability Director www.greenhoustontx.gov www.codegreenhouston.org www.houstongoc.org www.greenhoustontx.gov/houstondriveselectric Follow Houston, the green City greenhoustontx More information on all Green...HoustonTX websites: www.greenhoustontx.gov www.houstongoc.org www.houston.bcycle.com www.greenhoustontx.gov/HoustonDrivesElectric www.codegreenhouston.org ...

Spanjian, L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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assembly shipping cask: Topics by E-print Network  

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2010 Major Subject: Anthropology iii ABSTRACT Extracting Cultural Information from Ship Timber. (December 2010... Creasman, Pearce 2012-02-14 56 Pollution control: A Houston Ship...

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aboard ships volume: Topics by E-print Network  

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2010 Major Subject: Anthropology iii ABSTRACT Extracting Cultural Information from Ship Timber. (December 2010... Creasman, Pearce 2012-02-14 91 Pollution control: A Houston Ship...

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A study of zooplankton in the Corpus Christi ship channel area near Ingleside, Texas  

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Potential Impact of the Operation of the Proposed LNG Facility. 156 SUt&1ARY. 158 LITERATURE CITED. 160 APPENDICES. 167 VITA. 208 ax LIST OF TABLES Table Page Mean Monthly Salinity (0/00) data for Collection Sites 1, 2, 2-3, and 3 in the Corpus... Channel area near Ingleside, Tx. (Dec. 1974-Aug. 1975). . . . . . 142 18 Salinity (0/00) during the Diel Study period at Stations 2 and 5 in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel area near Ingleside, Tx. (Dec. 1974-Aug. 1975). . . . . . 143 19 The pH data...

Ansari, Fahmida

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Top-down estimate of anthropogenic emission inventories and their interannual variability in Houston using a mesoscale inverse modeling technique  

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The 2000 and 2006 Texas Air Quality Study (TexAQS 2000 and 2006) field campaigns took place in eastern Texas in August-October of 2000 and 2006. Several flights of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) research aircraft were dedicated to characterizing anthropogenic emissions over Houston. Houston is known for having serious problems with non-attainment of air quality standards. We present a method that uses three models and aircraft observations to assess and improve existing emission inventories using an inverse modeling technique. We used 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional variational (3D-VAR and 4D-VAR) inverse modeling techniques based on a least-squares method to improve the spatial and temporal distribution of CO, NOy (sum of all reactive nitrogen compounds), and SO2 emissions predicted by the 4-km-resolution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emission Inventory (NEI) for 2005. Differences between the prior and posterior inventories are discussed in detail. We found that in 2006 the prior daytime emissions in the urban area of Houston have to be reduced by 40% {+-} 12% for CO and 7% {+-} 13% for NOy. Over the Houston Ship Channel, where industrial emissions are predominant, the prior emissions have to be reduced by 41% {+-} 15% for CO and 51% {+-} 9% for NOy. Major ports around Houston have their NOy emissions reduced as well, probably due to uncertainties in near-shore ship emissions in the EPA NEI inventory. Using the measurements from the two field campaigns, we assessed the interannual emission variability between 2000 and 2006. Daytime CO emissions from the Houston urban area have been reduced by 8% {+-} 20%, while the NOy emissions have increased by 20% {+-} 12% from 2000 to 2006. In the Houston Ship Channel, the daytime NOy emissions have increased by 13% {+-} 17%. Our results show qualitative consistencies with known changes in Houston emissions sources.

Brioude, J.; Kim, S. W.; Angevine, Wayne M.; Frost, G. J.; Lee, S. H.; McKeen, S. A.; Trainer, Michael; Fehsenfeld, Fred C.; Holloway, J. S.; Ryerson, T. B.; Williams, E. J.; Petron, Gabrielle; Fast, Jerome D.

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of the upper Houston Ship Channel by fish and macroinvertebrates with respect to water quality trends  

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regression analysis (MAXR) to test the effect (p&0. 05) of salinity (SAL, ppt), water temperature (TEMP, C), and dissolved oxygen content (DO, mg/I) on CPUE, biomass, number of taxa, species diversity (H'), and evenness (J) from seine collections...- relations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ . . . . . . . . ~ 86 22 Stepwise multiple regression analysis (MAXR) to test the effect (p&0. 05) of salinity (S, ppt), water temperature (T, C), dissolved oxygen content (O, mg/I), and flow...

Seiler, Richard Dale

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system for real-time management of dissolvedoxygen in the Stockton deep water ship channel  

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A decision support system(DSS)is under development to assistin the control and management of episodes of dissolved oxygen sag in aDeep Water Ship Channel (DWSC), located in Stockton, California. The DWSCwas formed by excavating the bed of the San Joaquin River in the 1950'sto allow navigation by ocean-going cargo ships to the Port of Stockton.The deepened channel has the effect of increasing hydraulic residencetime by a factor of ten. allowing accumulation of decaying algae andother oxygen demanding substances - which creates a barrier to themigration of anadromous fish. This problem, which manifests itself inlate summer and early autumn, is an impediment to a multimillion dollarhabitat restoration effort for the salmon fishery in the San JoaquinRiver basin (SJRB). A hydrodynamic and water quality model of the Deltaand San Joaquin River forms the basis of the DSS which will provideforecasts of dissolved oxygen sag in the DWSC and provide modelingsupport for management actions such as forced aeration to improvedissolved oxygen concentrations in the Ship Channel. A graphical userinterlace, currently used for displaying flow and salinity forecasts onthe San Joaquin River, is being adapted to allow the display of dissolvedoxygen forecasts and to encourage the formation of a stakeholder-ledentity or institution to adaptively manage the problem.

Quinn, N.W.T.; Chen, Carl W.; Stringfellow, William T.

2003-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Houston and City of Houston: Collaboration to Determine...  

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of Houston and City of Houston: Collaboration to Determine Best Solutions for Diesel Emission Reductions University of Houston and City of Houston: Collaboration to Determine Best...

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Solar Policy Environment: Houston  

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The City of Houston is committed to achieving a sustainable solar infrastructure through strategic partnerships that address market barriers for solar energy through the Houston Solar Initiative. The initiative is dedicated to this long-term goal while focusing on near- and mid-term results that go beyond demonstration solar projects.

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Elements of a decision support system for real-time management ofdissolved oxygen in the San Joaquin River deep water ship channel  

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A decision support system (DSS) has been designed and will be implemented over the next three years to assist in the control and management of episodes of low dissolved oxygen (DO) in a Deep Water Ship Channel (DWSC), located near Stockton, California. The DSS integrates three information technology functions. The first part is the collection and management of data on flow, pollution loads and water quality. The second part is the simulation model which can forecast the dissolved oxygen sag in the DWSC and determine management actions necessary to improve dissolved oxygen concentrations. The third part is the graphical user interface, which facilitates the computer simulations and posting of the forecasted dissolved oxygen and remedial measures to a stakeholder group for implementations.

Quinn, N.W.T.; Jacobs, Karl; Chen, Carl W.; Stringfellow, WilliamT.

2004-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of broadband over power line channel capacity of shipboard power system cables for ship communications networks  

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Broadband over Power Line (BPL) technology has garnered significant attention lately due to recent advancements in solid state technologies and channel coding schemes. The successful application of BPL technology for in-home automation...

Akinnikawe, Ayorinde

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Houston Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (Houston PREP). Final report, June 9, 1997--July 25, 1997  

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The 1997 Houston Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (PREP) was conducted at the campus of the University of Houston-Downtown from June 9 to July 25, 1997. Program participants were recruited from the Greater Houston Area. All participants were identified as high-achieving students with an interest in learning about the engineering and science professions. The goal of the program was to better prepare our pre-college youth prior to entering college as mathematics, science and engineering majors. The program participants were middle school and high school students from the Aldine, Alief, Channel View, Clear Creek, Cypress-Fairbanks, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Houston, Humble, Katy, Klein, North Forest, Pasadena, Private, and Spring Branch Independent School Districts. Of the 194 students starting the program, 165 students were from economically and socially disadvantage groups under-represented in the engineering and science professions, and 118 of the 194 were women. Our First Year group for 1997 composed of 96% minority and women students. Second and Third Year students combined were 96% minority or women. With financial support from the Center for Computational Sciences and Advanced Distributed Simulation, the Fourth Year Program was added to PREP this year. Twelve students completed the program (83% minority or women).

NONE

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Houston`s turnkey experience. Final report  

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The Evaluation of Recent Turnkey Procurement Experiences: The Houston Fixed Guideway presents the results from an examination of turnkey procurement of major transit capital projects within the context of Houston METRO`s experience with its proposed turnkey project. Though eventually cancelled for local political reasons, the development process to benefit the entire Turnkey Demonstration Program and other agencies considering the turnkey process.

Schneck, D.C.; Laver, R.S.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Houston Low Impact Development Competition  

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LID without Regs Moving an entrenched engineering community to sustainability without regulatory drivers American Institute of Architects HOUSTON CHAPTER American Society of Civil Engineers HOUSTON CHAPTER American Society of Landscape... the alternative Common Understanding HLWSF Objectives Explore the adaptation & implementation of sustainable development practices. LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) a.k.a., GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE (Can these practices be implemented without a regulatory driver...

Adair, R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE 2012 KINDER HOUSTON AREA SURVEY  

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ADJUSTED. #12;WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE HOUSTON AREA TODAY? (1982-2012) 51 47 25 1510 36 71 27 10THE 2012 KINDER HOUSTON AREA SURVEY: Perspectives on a City inTransition STEPHEN L. KLINEBERG The GHP-Kinder Institute Luncheon and Release of the Findings, 24 April 2012 #12;KINDER HOUSTON AREA

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Port of Houston Intermodal Grain Transfer System and Market Area, 1976 - 1977.  

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to 41 feet. This implies that these vessels grain at the Port of Houston. Practical experience has were not able to be fully loaded. Bulk carriers and tank- shown that up to a point, the larger the ship employed in the transport of bulk cargoes... AND SHIPMENT PATTERNS ............... 12 MODES OF TRANSPORTATION ON GRAIN AND SOYBEAN RECEIPTS ..................................... 14 FOREIGN DESTl NATIONS ..................................... 14 CARGO SIZES BY DESTINATION AND COMMODITY .......... 14...

Fuller, Stephen W.; Paggi, Mechel S.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University Of Houston Engineering Career Fair  

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Industries 103 CH2M HILL 88 Praxair, Inc. 57 City of Houston/Dept. of Public Works and Engineering 39 Qu

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON Parking and Transportation Services  

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UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON Parking and Transportation Services Proposed FY14 and FY15 Parking Rates March ­ April Auxiliary Services Parking and Transportation Shared Governance Committee - Transportation of University of Houston parking and transportation programs. 2. To improve and maintain parking infrastructure

Bittner, Eric R.

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University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Association  

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University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Association FrontierFiesta2014 www.uh.edu/fiesta | March 20-22, 2014 | 1 2014 Frontier FiestaWaiver Form The Frontier Fiesta Association and the University of Houston this form and all payments to the Frontier Fiesta Assocation Office: Center for Student Involvement, 51

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Division of Research  

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.001CFDA: 00730 / 5045 / H0065 / B0001 / G101342 / 46163 University of Houston Downtown NASA - National Services Program43.001CFDA: 00730 / 5045 / H0065 / B0001 / G101387 / 46213 University of Houston Downtown: CFDA: 00730 / 5022 / H0065 / B0001 / G104499 / 50034 Biothera, the Immune Health Company CB Designation

Azevedo, Ricardo

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The Houston riot of 1917  

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by a newspaper, it repre- sented the second minority group, the first of which was the Negro population. 8 6 N. W. ~A d S ' A * ' ~N A 1 d ~D'* (Ph'1 d 19h4, 1918), 961. 7 H: A ~H( d 8 1 ~ (H 4, 1942), 198-9. 8 N. W. ~A d S ' A 1 N~ A 1 d... Battalion of the Twenty-Fourth Infantry. The people of Houston are not Negrophobes and you can rest assured the Negro soldiers detailed for duty here will be properly received and that their comfort will be given due ?20 consideration. " The three major...

Adams, Thomas Richard

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING  

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perpetual easement to CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. -- University of Houston -- FCMP-i. C. The Finance of Houston -- F&A-3. D. The Audit and Compliance Committee had recommended the Review and Approval of Audit Report and Financial Statements, University of Houston Charter School, FY2O1O -- University of Houston

Azevedo, Ricardo

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City of Houston- Green Power Purchasing  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In 2007, the City of Houston negotiated a 5-year contract with Reliant Energy for up to 80 MW or 700 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually of renewable energy credits (RECs). These RECs will be...

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Discovery Channel  

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and sonar to spot passing ships and submarines. And, for people living in poor, remote communitiesDiscovery Channel :: Bacteria Power: Future Energy? Page 1 September 10, 2003 EDT Bacteria Power: Energy Of The Future? AFP R. ferriducens: "Bacterial Battery" Sept. 9, 2003 -- U

Lovley, Derek

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HoustonChronicle.com -Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist HoustonChronicle.  

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HoustonChronicle.com - Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist HoustonChronicle. com Section-mail this story June 18, 2005, 5:48PM Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist By DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD Washington Post Sometimes, algae can be the highest form of flattery. ADVERTISEMENTSo it was for Diane K. Stoecker

Jeong, Hae Jin

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Bahamian ship graffiti  

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references generally approach the subject from a very technical viewpoint. Few references are made to the people whose lives these ships impacted except to criticize the artists for omitting or misinterpreting details. Thijs J. Maarleveld (1995... iii ABSTRACT Bahamian Ship Graffiti. (December 2004) Grace S. R. Turner, B.A., Elmira College; M.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Ohio State University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. C. Wayne Smith The Bahamian archipelago covers over 5,000 square...

Turner, Grace Sandrena Rosita

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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City of Houston- Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In September 2009, Houston enacted Ordinance No. 2009-858, the City of Houston Tax Abatement Program, which establishes a partial tax abatement for commercial buildings that meet LEED standards. A ...

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Houston-Galveston, TX Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Incentives  

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council provides Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program grants through the Greater Houston Clean Cities Coalition for 33% of the cost of a new original...

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Board of Regents Meeting  

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to convey FCMP- 1 a ten foot wide perpetual easement to CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. -- University Broadcasting Services -- University of F&A-3 Houston Action: Approval H. Review and Approval of Audit Report and Financial Statements, AUDIT-i University of Houston Charter School, FY 2010-- University of Houston System

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Board of Regents Meeting  

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-- University of Houston Action: Approval E. Approval of Naming of Building No. 9A at the Energy Research FCMP -- University of Houston Action: Approval Item C -- Audit and Compliance Committee Report -- August 17, 2011 FUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Board of Regents Meeting 12:45 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m. August 17, 2011 #12

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING  

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to CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. -- University of Houston Action: Approval B. Approval is requested: Approval H. Review and Approval of Audit Report and Financial Statements, AUDIT-i University of Houston Enrollment Targets -- University of Houston System Action: Information E. Audit and Compliance Committee

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Board of Regents Meeting  

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today, Wednesday, May 18, 2011; but there were no items forwarded from the Audit and Compliance. Authorization for renewal application for University of Houston A&SS-5 Charter School -- University of Houston B. Approval of scope for Energy Research Park Building One FCMP-6 Renovation at the University of Houston

Azevedo, Ricardo

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THE CHANGING FACE OF HOUSTON: Tracking the Economic and Demographic  

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and activities of the city's business community" (Fisher 1990). HOUSTON, FROM 1900TO 1982 #12;KINDER HOUSTON AREA of Surveys STEPHEN L. KLINEBERG The Complete Presentation on the Survey Findings (Year 2012) #12; This city and servicing the oil and gas industry (Thomas & Murray 1991). Houston was the energy capital of the world

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Houston, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure)  

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This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Houston, TX, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Association  

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University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Association Frontier Fiesta 2014 www.uh.edu/fiesta | March 20-22, 2014 | 1 2014 Frontier Fiesta General Registration Form Primary Organization Name (if applicable This registration form is used to declare the intent of the individual's or group's participation at Frontier Fiesta

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Division of Research  

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: Agency Type: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0025 / C0001 / G103816 / 49943 The Houston Arts Alliance CB: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0504 / C0001 / G104112 / 49956 United Engineering Foundation CB Designation Programs93.110CFDA: 00730 / 5015 / H0064 / B0001 / G103587 / 49867 University of Texas Health Science

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Division of Research  

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: Agency: Pass_Thru Agency: Agency Type: Duration: Small Business Development Center59.037CFDA: 00730 for Research for Mothers and Children93.865CFDA: 00730 / 5013 / H0064 / B0001 / G107960 / 55160 Baylor College: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0097 / C0001 / C106751 / 55095 The Houston Arts Alliance CB Designation

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Division of Research  

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Firms12.002CFDA: 00730 / 5013 / H0053 / C0001 / G106709 / 53704 Defense Logistics Agency CB Designation Type: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0063 / A0001 / C107137 / 53742 Gulf Coast Community Services: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0062 / B0001 / C107236 / 53740 United Way of Greater Houston CB Designation

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Division of Research  

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Firms12.002CFDA: 00730 / 5013 / H0053 / C0001 / G108332 / 55646 Defense Logistics Agency CB Designation: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0025 / B0001 / G108617 / 55567 Rice University Houston Endowment, Inc. CB_Thru Agency: Agency Type: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5019 / H0063 / B0100 / C108697 / 55984 Aldine Independent

Azevedo, Ricardo

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Division of Research  

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: Agency Type: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5021 / H0062 / B0100 / G106499 / 52750 Idaho State Department_Thru Agency: Agency Type: Duration: Promotion of the Humanities - Federal/State Partnership45.129CFDA: 00730: Duration: CFDA: 00730 / 5022 / H0125 / B0100 / G105731 / 51718 Mentis Houston, LLP CB Designation: Project

Azevedo, Ricardo

55

Friday December 28, 2012 | Houston Weather  

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Friday December 28, 2012 | Houston Weather Chron.com Web Search by YAHOO! Local Directory Sci, December 26, 2012 11 for '13: Bhaskar Dutta and David Toback believe we will soon identify "dark" matter and that we ignorantly refer to as dark matter. One of the reasons we believe this substance exists

Toback, David

56

City of Houston Joins Better Buildings Challenge, Partners with...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

the city of Houston is helping to boost manufacturing, create U.S. jobs, reduce pollution, and build an American economy that lasts." "I am committed to sustainability,"...

57

Houston to Go Solar in Emergencies | Department of Energy  

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

residents with access to electricity. Houston sits about 25 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico and is susceptible to damage caused by hurricanes and tropical storms. Gavin...

58

Shipping - 88-Inch Cyclotron  

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59

Progress Update: TRU Waste Shipping  

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A progress update at the Savannah River Site. A continued effort on shipping TRU waste to WIPP in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Cody, Tom

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Progress Update: TRU Waste Shipping  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

A progress update at the Savannah River Site. A continued effort on shipping TRU waste to WIPP in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Cody, Tom

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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61

HOT Lanes in Houston---Six Years of Experience HOT Lanes in Houston--  

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are not utilized to their full capacity, this provides an effective, and controlled, use of that spare capacity. The first HOV lane opened to buses and registered vanpools in 1979 on the North Freeway (I-45). Despite Freeway (I-10). Follow- ing this, HOV lanes were constructed on I-45 south of downtown Houston, US 59 both

Burris, Mark W.

62

Blackout!: mediated public deliberation and desegregation in Houston  

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the elite press covered the events. I hypothesized: I would find a decline in the amount of coverage that the civil rights movement in Houston received, Houston would receive a relatively large share of the media attention, and local protest coverage would...

Jacobs, Carrie A

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

63

Houston, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat Jump to:PhotonHolyName HousingIII Wind Farm FacilityPotSpringsHouston,

64

Computational Ship Hydrodynamics MOERI Propeller  

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Computational Ship Hydrodynamics MOERI Propeller This area of research is coordinated by the ship 5415 #12;Fluid-Structure Interaction MOERI Propeller 22 Associate force fluid to structure Associate hydrodynamics problems, like slamming and whipping. The code has recently been applied to wind turbine flows

Kusiak, Andrew

65

Systems modeling for electric ship design  

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Diesel and gas turbine electric ship propulsion are of current interest for several types of vessels that are important for commercial shipping and for the next generation of war ships. During the design process of a ...

Soultatis, Charalambos

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Containerized compressed natural gas shipping  

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In the last decades, the demand for energy is increasing. It is necessary to develop new ways to distribute the energy using economically feasible solutions. In this project an Ultra Large Container Ship is used that can ...

Skarvelis, Georgios V

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Smart Meters Offer 'Instant Gratification;' Help Houston Homeowners...  

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Diorio explains to KPRC Local 2 News how much she's saved with her recently installed smart meter, which allows her to see her savings in real time. Houston resident Ruth...

68

Implementing an Energy Management Strategy for a Houston Refinery  

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and maintained energy management program translates to PROFIT added directly to the BOTTOM LINE. Woodward-Clyde Consultants (WCC) recently implemented and energy management program at the Lyondell-Citgo Refinery in Houston, Texas. The basis of the program...

Wood, S. C.; Agrawal, R. K.; Canon, D.

69

Houston Visit Highlights People and Programs Helping the Office...  

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

December 4, 2013 - 1:18pm Addthis DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas Paula Gant visits GE O&G Customer Collaboration Center in Houston. (L to R - Chrissy...

70

The Houston Lightning Mapping Array: Network Installation and Preliminary Analysis  

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of the Houston LMA network are twofold: first, to provide a dataset enabling research into thunderstorm electrification in the context of a coastal, urban, polluted environment; and second, to enable improvements in operational forecasting and public safety...

Cullen, Matthew Ryan

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

71

City of Houston- Green Building Requirements for New Municipal Structures  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In June 2004 the Houston City Council passed a resolution requiring adherence to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines in the construction or renovation of municipal...

72

Load Management and Houston Lighting and Power Co.  

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Defining Load Management as influencing of customer loads in order to shift the time use of electric power and energy, encompasses a broad spectrum of activities at Houston Lighting & Power Company. This paper describes those activities by directing...

Drawe, R. G.; Ramsay, I. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

An investigation of aerosol physical properties in Houston, Texas  

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From June through October 2001, three Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer (TDMA) systems were operated around Houston, Texas, to obtain a large, high-quality dataset in order to explore characteristics of aerosol size distributions...

Gasparini, Roberto

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Engine system for ships  

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This patent describes an engine system for ships, comprising: an engine body including a main combustion engine for transmitting the power generated by explosion pressure to a pumping piston and a power transmission apparatus for transmitting to a power crank shaft the power that is increased by the ratio of the cross-sectional areas of a combustion chamber piston to a power piston, wherein the stroke distance of the combustion chamber piston is equal to that of the power piston; one or more swash plate-type stirling engines coupled to the exhaust gas outlet of the main combustion engine to be driven by the exhaust gas heat; a single-stage screw-type compressor coupled by the drive shaft to the swash plate-type stirling engine; thereby generating a great amount of compressed air; a compressed air source connected to the compressor for storing a great amount of compressed air from the compressor; a booster connected between the compressed air source and the power transmission apparatus to amplify the air pressure derived from the compressed air source and then to provide the amplified air pressure to the power transmission apparatus by operation of the cam in accordance with the rotation of a crank shaft; an accumulator in communication with the power transmission apparatus through a fluid oil pipe, thereby maintaining constant control of the oil pressure in the power transmission apparatus; and a compressed air control device for intake and exhaust of compressed air which is added and released to/from the pumping piston of the power transmission apparatus.

Nam, C.W.

1987-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

75

Designing for Sustainability: Houston DOW Center LEED Gold  

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materials ? Plastic moving crates in place of cardboard boxes ? Energy Star rated appliances ? Secondary Goals ? Building operating cost savings ? Community outreach Driving Energy Efficiency at Dow Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center... capable of housing 1,200 employees ? Energy efficient ? Sustainable ? Good location close to employees ? Cost effective ? Project to be started in 2007 and completed by November 2008 Designing for Sustainability Houston Dow Center Search for a LEED...

McCall, H.; McVey, K.; Rash, A.

76

Houston LDAR II network: design, operation, and performance analysis  

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HOUSTON LDAR II NETWORK: DESIGN, OPERATION, AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS A Dissertation by BRANDON LEE ELY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2008 Major Subject: Atmospheric Sciences HOUSTON LDAR II NETWORK: DESIGN, OPERATION, AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS A Dissertation by BRANDON LEE ELY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

Ely, Brandon Lee

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

77

Shipping container for fissile material  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is directed to a shipping container for the interstate transportation of enriched uranium materials. The shipping container is comprised of a rigid, high-strength, cylindrical-shaped outer vessel lined with thermal insulation. Disposed inside the thermal insulation and spaced apart from the inner walls of the outer vessel is a rigid, high-strength, cylindrical inner vessel impervious to liquid and gaseous substances and having the inner surfaces coated with a layer of cadmium to prevent nuclear criticality. The cadmium is, in turn, lined with a protective shield of high-density urethane for corrosion and wear protection. 2 figs.

Crowder, H.E.

1984-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

78

Stochastic ship fleet routing with inventory limits   

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This thesis describes a stochastic ship routing problem with inventory management. The problem involves finding a set of least costs routes for a fleet of ships transporting a single commodity when the demand for ...

Yu, Yu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Volunteers in Service to America--an evaluation of their work in Houston, Texas  

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of 1964 and the subsequent amendments through 1967 also provide informati. on as to the goals of VISTA. In order to iv establish the goals of the Houston organizations sponsoring VISTA volunteers, the Houston Council on Human Relations and the LACK... and the VISTA survey prepared for this study, were helpful in studying the national VISTA txaining program. A profile of Houston VISTAs was obtained by a survey prepared for this study and mailed to forty volunteers in Houston in October, 1967. Thirteen...

Fisher, Linda Lou

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Proceedings of the 18th Offshore Symposium, February 7, 2013, Houston, Texas  

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Proceedings of the 18th Offshore Symposium, February 7, 2013, Houston, Texas Texas Section KIBBEE SBM OFFSHORE, HOUSTON, TEXAS ABSTRACT Progress in Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) has come of the 18th Offshore Symposium, February 7, 2013, Houston, Texas Texas Section of the Society of Naval

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81

JOIDES Resolution Ship Security Plan The JOIDES Resolution is operating under the International Ship &  

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JOIDES Resolution Ship Security Plan The JOIDES Resolution is operating under the International or the Ship Security Plan is not followed. The JOIDES Resolution's Ship Security Plan has been approved by its and personnel will be searched as required in accordance with the ISPS code, the Ship Security Plan

82

TMI-2 core shipping preparations  

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Shipping the damaged core from the Unit 2 reactor of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station near Harrisburg, PA, to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory near Idaho Falls, ID, required development and implementation of a completely new spent fuel transportation system. This paper describes the equipment developed, the planning and activities used to implement the hardware systems into the facilities, and the planning involved in making the rail shipments. It also includes a summary of recommendations resulting from this experience.

Ball, L.J.; (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Barkanic, R.J. (Bechtel North American Power Corporation (United States)); Conaway, W.T. II (GPU Nuclear Corporation, Three Mile Island, Middletown, PA (United States)); Schmoker, D.S. (Nuclear Packaging, Inc., Federal Way, WA (United States))

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

UniversityofHouston AlaskaUniversityTransportationCenter  

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UniversityofHouston AlaskaUniversityTransportationCenter Impact of Embedded Carbon Fiber Heating (LEAVE BLANK) 2. REPORT DATE December 2012 3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED Final Report (7/1/2011-12/31/2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Impact of Embedded Carbon Fiber Heating Panel on the Structural/ Mechanical

Hartman, Chris

84

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING  

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-Clear Lake ­ University of Houston-Clear Lake Action: Approval Item B ­ Facilities, Construction and Master with the City of Sugar Land to allow for the development of basic infrastructure required for the future Committee Report ­ August 14, 2012 D. Approval is requested to liquidate the Charles John Quinones EM-D8

Azevedo, Ricardo

85

Houston, Texas design/build house. Case study report  

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The task activities relating to the Houston house, including problems, constructive comments, and successes, are described. Included in appendices are: cost data, methodology for ranking cities, house information sheet, thermal performance analysis, architectural information release, press releases and news clippings, and house pictures. One appendix was abstracted separately. (MHR)

Borden, J. O.; Porter, C. B. [comps.] [comps.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM Board of Regents Retreat  

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the UH System universities to expand, refine and improve their services if they are to effectively meet, an imperative to success in today's economy is not only a larger highly-skilled, college-educated workforce, hut well-being. If Houston is to compete in this economy, a large public tier-one research university

Azevedo, Ricardo

87

Application of a one-dimensional dynamic model to estuarine dispersion problems  

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WITH AN AERATOR SITE AT MILE 20 . . . ~ . . . . . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ PAGE 88 9O 92 6-6 TIDAL EFFECTS ON AERATOR TRANSFER RATE III-1 HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL ~ ~ . ~ ~ . . ~ 93 118 III-2 III-3 HISTORY OF BODB WASTE LOADINGS ON THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL... Ship Channel, however, were determined to be the controlling factor affecting efficiency of aeration. The third application of the computer program was to determine the effect of inchannel aeration on dissolved oxygen levels and organic waste...

Benson, Clark Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

88

FREEPORT HARBOR, TEXAS CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT  

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the Gulf of Mexico; a main channel 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide; a Brazos Harbor channel 36 feet deep requires that large crude carriers remain offshore and transfer their cargo into smaller crude tankers for the remainder of the voyage. This lightering operation takes place in the Gulf of Mexico where the two ships

US Army Corps of Engineers

89

Sandia National Laboratories: stationary ships  

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90

Canonical correlation of shipping forward curves  

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The behavior and interrelations between the main shipping forward curves are analyzed using multivariate statistics after removing the volatility distortions dictated by the Samuelson hypothesis. Principal Components ...

Hadjiyiannis, Nicholas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Sam Houston Electric Coop Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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 Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar PowerstoriesNrelPartnerType JumpJersey)Carbon DevelopmentCorpSam Houston

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Houston County, Minnesota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,Ohio:GreerHi GtelHomer, Alaska:Horace,Geothermal AreaHouck,Houston

93

Extracting Cultural Information from Ship Timber  

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harbor works and tents covering ships .......... 28 7 Wood splitting techniques from the Skuldelev ships ................................. 31 8 Assembly marks on the interior faces of timbers from the Khufu I vessel 45 9 Incised chevron... on the Jules-Verne 7 shipwreck timbers .......................... 46 10 A waney edge ............................................................................................. 50 11 Examples of plank cuts and quality...

Creasman, Pearce

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

94

SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS  

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The operation of the A-frame and Hydro Boom in the conduct of ship's work and training other personnelSAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS 6.5 A-FRAME AND BOOM OPERATIONS Originator: Approved Boom operations and the qualification for training operators on the R/V Oceanus. 6.5.2 Responsibility

Kurapov, Alexander

95

THE RIDDLE OF THE MANY HEADS: TEOTIHUÁCAN FIGURINE FRAGMENTS AT THE HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE.  

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??The purpose of this study is to examine a collection of 128 terracotta figurine fragments presently housed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. These… (more)

Baldwin, Aline C.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Blue whale response to underwater noise from commercial ships  

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Accessing Noise Impact Acoustic pollution from ship noise isConcerns regarding acoustic noise pollution from ships ariseNoise pollution level metric for acoustic data collected at

McKenna, Megan Frances

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Sam Houston State University A Member of The Texas State University System  

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Sam Houston State University A Member of The Texas State University System Information Resources FO-IR-02 SHSU Web Accessibility Sam Houston State University is committed to making all official, academic for images aiding users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading

Short, Jon W.

98

The Houston Pollution Problem: An analysis of the primary and secondary regional pollution peak  

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266 The Houston Pollution Problem: An analysis of the primary and secondary regional pollution peak was conducted in the Houston area to assess the secondary regional pollution peak that occurs at that time pollution episodes, which correlated with stagnant weather patterns and high temperatures. During spring

Omiecinski, Curtis

99

Houston Transforming with Solar Energy | Department of Energy  

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Houston County, Georgia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Houston County, Tennessee: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation,Ohio:GreerHi GtelHomer, Alaska:Horace,Geothermal AreaHouck,Houston. It is

102

Houston County, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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103

Infiltration Testing of Homes in the Houston Gulf Coast Area  

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that is displaced by outside a% in a 1 hour period. The Manual J Load Calculation Handbook 1.1) specifies ACH values n a 2000 square foot home from .2 to 1.8. Load calculations based on Manual J procedures on a home of 1800 square feet in the Houston, Texas... area show that when ACH is .7 (average new home), infiltration becomes a significaht contributor to heatin (20%) and air conditionyng (34% ) loads. Additionally, when the 1800 square foot home has an ACH of 1.5 (average existin home...

Howel, E. S.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Ship dynamics for maritime ISAR imaging.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Demand is increasing for imaging ships at sea. Conventional SAR fails because the ships are usually in motion, both with a forward velocity, and other linear and angular motions that accompany sea travel. Because the target itself is moving, this becomes an Inverse- SAR, or ISAR problem. Developing useful ISAR techniques and algorithms is considerably aided by first understanding the nature and characteristics of ship motion. Consequently, a brief study of some principles of naval architecture sheds useful light on this problem. We attempt to do so here. Ship motions are analyzed for their impact on range-Doppler imaging using Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR). A framework for analysis is developed, and limitations of simple ISAR systems are discussed.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Ship hull resistance calculations using CFD methods  

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In past years, the computational power and run-time required by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes restricted their use in ship design space exploration. Increases in computational power available to designers, in ...

Voxakis, Petros

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

What's right SHIP & Healthcare Reform Forum  

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&Health Reform What's right for you SHIP & Healthcare Reform Forum: What's Right for You This session will help you: * demystify the healthcare reform changes * explore your options * learn how

Walker, Matthew P.

107

Global Volunteer Observing Ship (VOS) Program Data  

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

CDIAC provides data management support for the Global Volunteer Observing Ship (VOS) Program. The VOS project is coordinated by the UNESCO International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP). The international groups from 14 countries have been outfitting research ships and commercial vessels with automated CO2 sampling equipment to analyze the carbon exchange between the ocean and atmosphere. [copied from http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/genInfo.html] CDIAC provides a map interface with the shipping routes of the 14 countries involved marked in different colors. Clicking on the ship's name on that route brings up information about the vessel, the kinds of measurements collected and the timeframe, links to project pages, and, most important, the links to the data files themselves. The 14 countries are: United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, China (including Taiwan), Iceland, and the Netherlands. Both archived and current, underway data can be accessed from the CDIAC VOS page.

108

Radioactive materials shipping cask anticontamination enclosure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An anticontamination device for use in storing shipping casks for radioactive materials comprising (1) a seal plate assembly; (2) a double-layer plastic bag; and (3) a water management system or means for water management.

Belmonte, Mark S. (Irwin, PA); Davis, James H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Williams, David A. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Eighteenth-century merchant ship interiors  

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EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MERCHANT SHIP INTERIORS A Thesis by MARY ANNE RENNER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS December 1987 Major Subject...: Anthropology EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MERCHANT SHIP INTERIORS A Thesis by MARY ANNE RENNER Approved as to style and content by: Don L. Hamilton (Chairman of Committee) David L. Carlson (Member) Clark E. Adams (Member) Vaughn M. B ant, Jr. (Head...

Renner, Mary Anne

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Piracy in shipping Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. (*)  

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EA 4272 Piracy in shipping Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. (*) Pierre Cariou (**) François-Charles Wolff DocumentdeTravail WorkingPaper hal-00470616,version1-7Apr2010 #12;1 Piracy in shipping Maximo Q. Mejia Jr.wolff@univ-nantes.fr www.sc-eco.univ-nantes.fr/~fcwolff March 2010 Abstract Piracy in its various forms has posed a threat

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

111

Structural health monitoring for ship structures  

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Currently the Office of Naval Research is supporting the development of structural health monitoring (SHM) technology for U.S. Navy ship structures. This application is particularly challenging because of the physical size of these structures, the widely varying and often extreme operational and environmental conditions associated with these ships missions, lack of data from known damage conditions, limited sensing that was not designed specifically for SHM, and the management of the vast amounts of data that can be collected during a mission. This paper will first define a statistical pattern recognition paradigm for SHM by describing the four steps of (1) Operational Evaluation, (2) Data Acquisition, (3) Feature Extraction, and (4) Statistical Classification of Features as they apply to ship structures. Note that inherent in the last three steps of this process are additional tasks of data cleansing, compression, normalization and fusion. The presentation will discuss ship structure SHM challenges in the context of applying various SHM approaches to sea trials data measured on an aluminum multi-hull high-speed ship, the HSV-2 Swift. To conclude, the paper will discuss several outstanding issues that need to be addressed before SHM can make the transition from a research topic to actual field applications on ship structures and suggest approaches for addressing these issues.

Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Angel, Marian [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bement, Matthew [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Salvino, Liming [NSWC, CADEROCK

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures on Implementing Houston Amendments to Multifamily Residential Buildings in Houston Texas  

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on information provided by the city of Houston building officials, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and specifications for the ?Standard Design? building as defined in Chapter 4 of the 2001 IECC. Table 1 summarizes the base case building... obtained from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB 2003). The wall insulation is R-11 2 and ceiling insulation is R-19 3 as recommended by the 2001 IECC. The building has wall and roof absorptance of 0.75. The window area is 8...

Mukhopadhyay, J.; Liu, Z.; Malhotra, M.; Kota, S.; Blake, S.; Haberl, J.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

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Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures on Implementing Houston Amendments to Multifamily Residential Buildings in Houston, Texas  

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on information provided by the city of Houston building officials, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and specifications for the ?Standard Design? building as defined in Chapter 4 of the 2001 IECC. Table 1 summarizes the base case building... of light-weight wood frame with 2X4 studs at 16? centre-to-centre with slab-on- grade-floor as per the information obtained from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB 2003). The wall insulation is R-11 2 and ceiling insulation is R-19 3...

Mukhopadhyay, Jaya; Liu, Zi; Malhotra, Mini; Kota, Sandeep; Blake, Sheila; Haberl, Jeff; Culp, Charles; Yazdani, Bahman

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NOAA Ship OSCAR DYSON The ship is named after the Alaskan  

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designed to conduct both fisheries and oceanographic research. Fishing operations and capabilities match those of the commercial trawler fleet. The ship is capable of conducting trawling operations to depths-of-the art research ship capable of conducting a wide variety of fisheries and oceanographic research

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Spatial attainment trends of racial and ethnic groups in Houston, Texas, 1970 to 2000  

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attainment for African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites in Houston, Texas, between 1970 and 2000. I extend the current literature by showing that an accepted and commonly used method for assessing longitudinal change in spatial attainment...

Waren, Warren

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reductions in ozone concentrations due to controls on variability in industrial flare emissions in Houston, Texas  

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High concentrations of ozone in the Houston/Galveston area are associated with industrial plumes of highly reactive hydrocarbons, mixed with NOx. The emissions leading to these plumes can have significant temporal variability, ...

Nam, Junsang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of variability in industrial emissions on ozone formation in Houston, Texas  

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Ambient observations have indicated that high concentrations of ozone observed in the Houston/Galveston area are associated with plumes of highly reactive hydrocarbons, mixed with NOx, from industrial facilities. Ambient ...

Webster, Mort David

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Community-based conservation planning: the case of the endangered Houston toad in Bastrop County, Texas  

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, development of HCPs for the protection of species and community rights is becoming an increasingly popular tool for individual landowners, communities, and counties (Beatley 1994). In smnmary, the controversy surrounding the Houston toad exemplifies how...

Allison, Stacey Anne

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

AdvAncing Houston sciences The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) is  

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as a nationally-recognized research institution. NSM is building strong health care collaborations and into Houston's energy sector. These collaborations, naturally extending across the globe, are creating nanobiologists and next-generation petroleum and environmental scientists, to producing nationally

Bittner, Eric R.

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Evaluation of the relationship between diversion percentage and delay in a freeway corridor in Houston, Texas  

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EVALUATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIVERSION PERCENTAGE AND DELAY IN A FREEWAY CORRIDOR IN HOUSTON, TEXAS A Thesis by SIBOK LEE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1991 Major Subject: Civil Engineering EVALUATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIVERSION PERCENTAGE AND DELAY IN A FREEWAY CORRIDOR IN HOUSTON, TEXAS A Thesis by SIBOK LEE Approved as to style...

Lee, Sibok

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing and Student Community Center  

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Houston, TX The state-of-the-art University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's School of Nursing and Student Community Center is situated on a small, urban site adjacent to Fay Park, within the heart of the Texas Medical Center campus. A pedagogical model of wellness, comfort, flexibility, environmental stewardship, and fiscal responsibility, it continues the University's shift toward healthy, environmentally responsible actions. The building program balances the community and individual needs of the students and faculty.

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Green Water on Ship Decks Marilena Greco  

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, Norway #12;Steps of Physical Investigation Water shipping scenarios Green-water kinematics and loads Dam-Breaking (DB) type Dam DB #12;Water-on-Deck Scenarios #12;Water-on-Deck Scenarios Plunging-wave;Water-on-Deck Scenarios Existence diagram Dam-Breaking events Plunging wave plus Dam-Breaking events

Nørvåg, Kjetil

123

SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS  

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overboarding operations on the vessel. 7.16.2 Scope This procedure covers the design, installation, maintenance.16.1 Purpose The purpose of this procedure is to set forth standards to ensure safe overboarding equipment on RSAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS 7.16 OVERBOARDING EQUIPMENT Originator: Approved By

Kurapov, Alexander

124

Ship Motion Prediction for Maritime Flight Operations  

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prediction model, resulting from complicated wave-excitation dynamics caused by the local stochastic sea and stochastic sea state disturbances. An appropriate model aiming to feature the characteristics of the dynamic estimation model in the presence of uncertain stochastic processes (e.g. wind, sea wave), unknown ship motion

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS  

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approved personal flotation devices appropriate to the prevailing conditions, hard hats, closed footwearSAFETY MANAGEMENT MANUAL OSU SHIP OPERATIONS 7.20 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Originator of 2 7.20.1 Purpose The purpose of this procedure is to establish guidelines for the use of personal

Kurapov, Alexander

126

SHIP3QARD ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY JOIDES RESOLUTION  

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with the National Science Foundation. Funding for the program is provided by the following agencies: DepartmentSHIP3QARD ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY ON JOIDES RESOLUTION Kay-Christian Bneis Ocean Drilling Program 345 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM TEXAS A&MUNIVERSITY TECHNICAL NOTE

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Hydrodynamics and sediment transport in natural and beneficial use marshes  

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Since 1970, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has been using dredged sediments from the Houston ship channel to create and restore salt marshes in Galveston Bay. Some projects have failed due to excessive sediment erosion...

Kushwaha, Vaishali

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Shipping : is it a high risk low return business?  

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the risk and return characteristics of the shipping business. Shipping profitability and returns are evaluated and an analysis is performed to examine whether the returns are ...

Patitsas, Leon S

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control theory applied to ship maneuvering in restricted waters  

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Ship drivers have long understood that powerful interaction forces exist when ships operate in close proximity to rigid boundaries or other vessels. Controlling the effects of these forces has been traditionally handled ...

Thomas, Brian S., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Inactivation of SHIP1 in acute lymphoblastic leukemia  

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CML cells, known to lack SHIP1 protein [Luo et al. , 2003;smaller sized SHIP1 proteins lack a wild- type C-terminalthat explain the lack of protein. In primary ALL, mutations

Lo, Tony Chung Tung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Eighteenth-century colonial American merchant ship construction  

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Past research on eighteenth-century ships has primarily taken one of two avenues, either focusing on naval warship construction or examining the merchant shipping industry as a whole in terms of trends and economics. While these areas are important...

VanHorn, Kellie Michelle

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The bunkering industry and its effect on shipping tanker operations  

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The bunkering industry provides the shipping industry with the fuel oil that the vessels consume. The quality of the fuel oil provided will ensure the safe operation of vessels. Shipping companies under their fuel oil ...

Boutsikas, Angelos

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - SSRL_LCLS_User_Shipping_Request_Form_nonhaz...  

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Address:Phone: Ship via: Federal Express UPS Truck Overnight Next-Day Air Consolidated Economy (2-day) ...

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MARITIME SHIPPING IN NORTHEAST ASIA: LAW OF THE SEAS, SEA LANES, AND SECURITY  

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data in several sources: WSTS, OECD, and Dre- wry Shipping Consultants, Pacific Rim Trade and Shipping: The Powerhouse

Calder, Kent; Fesharaki, Fereidun

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technique for ship/wake detection  

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An automated ship detection technique includes accessing data associated with an image of a portion of Earth. The data includes reflectance values. A first portion of pixels within the image are masked with a cloud and land mask based on spectral flatness of the reflectance values associated with the pixels. A given pixel selected from the first portion of pixels is unmasked when a threshold number of localized pixels surrounding the given pixel are not masked by the cloud and land mask. A spatial variability image is generated based on spatial derivatives of the reflectance values of the pixels which remain unmasked by the cloud and land mask. The spatial variability image is thresholded to identify one or more regions within the image as possible ship detection regions.

Roskovensky, John K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

DEPLOYMENT OF THE BULK TRITIUM SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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A new Bulk Tritium Shipping Package (BTSP) was designed by the Savannah River National Laboratory to be a replacement for a package that has been used to ship tritium in a variety of content configurations and forms since the early 1970s. The BTSP was certified by the National Nuclear Safety Administration in 2011 for shipments of up to 150 grams of Tritium. Thirty packages were procured and are being delivered to various DOE sites for operational use. This paper summarizes the design features of the BTSP, as well as associated engineered material improvements. Fabrication challenges encountered during production are discussed as well as fielding requirements. Current approved tritium content forms (gas and tritium hydrides), are reviewed, as well as, a new content, tritium contaminated water on molecular sieves. Issues associated with gas generation will also be discussed.

Blanton, P.

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of Channelization and  

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· Dams · Highways · Irrigation · Levees · Oilfield Canals · Channelization Reasons for Channelization

Gray, Matthew

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE BULK TRITIUM SHIPPING PACKAGING  

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A new radioactive shipping packaging for transporting bulk quantities of tritium, the Bulk Tritium Shipping Package (BTSP), has been designed for the Department of Energy (DOE) as a replacement for a package designed in the early 1970s. This paper summarizes significant design features and describes how the design satisfies the regulatory safety requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations and the International Atomic Energy Agency. The BTSP design incorporates many improvements over its predecessor by implementing improved testing, handling, and maintenance capabilities, while improving manufacturability and incorporating new engineered materials. This paper also discusses the results from testing of the BTSP to 10 CFR 71 Normal Conditions of Transport and Hypothetical Accident Condition events. The programmatic need of the Department of Energy (DOE) to ship bulk quantities of tritium has been satisfied since the late 1970s by the UC-609 shipping package. The current Certificate of Conformance for the UC-609, USA/9932/B(U) (DOE), will expire in late 2011. Since the UC-609 was not designed to meet current regulatory requirements, it will not be recertified and thereby necessitates a replacement Type B shipping package for continued DOE tritium shipments in the future. A replacement tritium packaging called the Bulk Tritium Shipping Package (BTSP) is currently being designed and tested by Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). The BTSP consists of two primary assemblies, an outer Drum Assembly and an inner Containment Vessel Assembly (CV), both designed to mitigate damage and to protect the tritium contents from leaking during the regulatory Hypothetical Accident Condition (HAC) events and during Normal Conditions of Transport (NCT). During transport, the CV rests on a silicone pad within the Drum Liner and is covered with a thermal insulating disk within the insulated Drum Assembly. The BTSP packaging weighs approximately 500 lbs without contents and is 50-1/2 inches high by 24-1/2 inches in outside diameter. With contents the gross weight of the BTSP is 650 lbs. The BTSP is designed for the safe shipment of 150 grams of tritium in a solid or gaseous state. To comply with the federal regulations that govern Type B shipping packages, the BTSP is designed so that it will not lose tritium at a rate greater than the limits stated in 10CFR 71.51 of 10{sup -6} A2 per hour for the 'Normal Conditions of Transport' (NCT) and an A2 in 1 week under 'Hypothetical Accident Conditions' (HAC). Additionally, since the BTSP design incorporates a valve as part of the tritium containment boundary, secondary containment features are incorporated in the CV Lid to protect against gas leakage past the valve as required by 10CFR71.43(e). This secondary containment boundary is designed to provide the same level of containment as the primary containment boundary when subjected to the HAC and NCT criteria.

Blanton, P.; Eberl, K.

2008-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Ozone production rate and hydrocarbon reactivity in 5 urban areas: A cause of high ozone concentration in Houston  

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petrochemical complexes in the world. As a consequence the concentration of O3 in the Houston metropolitan area are ubiquitous in urban areas, the major source categories being on and off-road vehicles, power plants from nearby petrochemical facili- ties. A comparison between Houston and 4 other cities (Nashville, TN

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Hydrocarbon Observations and Ozone Production Rates in Western Houston During the Texas 2000 Air Quality Study  

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Measurements of total non-methane hydrocarbon in whole air canisters collected from the top of a skyscraper on the western edge of Houston, Texas are summarized with an emphasis on samples collected during the passage of plumes of O{sub 3} and the associated rapid increase in the mixing ratio of this species. The back-trajectories associated with these events showed a pronounced deceleration of air parcels over central and western Houston and were not necessarily associated with direct passage over the petrochemical plants located in the heavily industrialized eastern part of Houston. As a result of the time these air parcels spent over the central and western parts of Houston, their VOC mix and associated chemical production rates were expected to differ from similar observations made over eastern Houston from aircraft sampling at low altitudes. Although periods of high O{sub 3} in the western part of the city were closely associated with light alkenes, these same observations show isoprene to make a significant contribution to the total VOC reactivity in the early afternoon (the start of peak photochemical activity) in contrast to observations made east of our sampling site that found the reactivity to be dominated by anthropogenic species. By initializing a 0-dimensional chemical kinetic model with observations made at the Williams Tower, we find that the ozone production efficiency scaled linearly to the ratio of total hydrocarbons and NO{sub x}, with an average OPE of 7.2, ranging from 2.3 to 16.9; these values are smaller than those reported in eastern Houston, suggesting a strong gradient in photochemical productivity across the city.

Berkowitz, Carl M.; Spicer, Chet W.; Doskey, Paul V.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumer demand patterns for fresh citrus and citrus products in Houston, Texas  

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CONSUME'R DLMAND PATTIJUlS FOR FRESH CITRUS AND CITRUS PRODUCTS LN HOUSTON~ TEXAS THOMAS N. STACK I A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTFR OF SCIENCE MAJOR SUBJECT: AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS January 1951 COHSl&KR DE?AND PATTERNS FOR FEDASH CITRUS AND CITRUS PRODUCTS IN HOUSTON~ TEXAS THGHAS N. STACK Appeoved as to style and content by C of CaesLtttee kcknovledgement...

Stack, Thomas N

1951-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Ship response using a compact wave spectrum model  

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characterization of the sea. The next step in determining and evaluating the response characteristics of a design ship rests in the ability to relate the wave energy spectrum to actual ship responses. Through detailed research of the ocean and based upon laws... to spectral width and spectral shape is also studied. The original and compacted wave data bases are then used to excite sets of ship response amplitude operator's (RAO's). The resulting response spectra are examined both statistically and for any...

Linn, Larry Donald

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL shatters records in first year of accelerated shipping effort  

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shipping effort Volume, Number of Shipments Surpass Goals LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, October 3, 2012-In the first year of an effort to accelerate shipments of transuranic (TRU)...

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Power Builds Ships Northwest Hydropower Helps Win World War II  

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Power-Builds-Ships-Northwest-Hydropower-Helps-Win-World-War-II Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives...

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ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND LEAK TESTING FOR THE 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The purpose of this document is to provide step-by-step instructions for the annual helium leak test certification and maintenance of the 9975 Shipping Package.

Trapp, D.

2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Ship Traffic Optimization for the Kiel Canal  

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Dec 1, 2014 ... ... optimization problem which we call the ship traffic control problem (STCP). ... We offer a unified view of routing and scheduling which blends ...

Elisabeth Lübbecke

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shipping Information and Display Setup Prior to the Career Fair  

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be shipped to the following address: LANL Bikini Atoll Road, SM-30 Mary Anne With, MS-M719 TA-00, 199, Drop

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About Hercules Offshore Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Hercules Offshore serves the oil and  

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About Hercules Offshore Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Hercules Offshore serves the oil and gas exploration, drilling and related maintenance tasks. Hercules Offshore operates in key oil producing sites at Hercules Offshore require precision control, global management and careful integration of both on

Fisher, Kathleen

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Houston, We Have a Success Story: Technology Transfer at the NASA IV&V Facility  

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Houston, We Have a Success Story: Technology Transfer at the NASA IV&V Facility Ken McGill, Wes of and technology transfer from NASA's research program in Independent Verification and Validation (IV, Verification. Keywords Technology transfer, Independent Verification and Validation, Research. 1. INTRODUCTION

Dekhtyar, Alexander

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Learning From Houston: How Las Vegas Can Turn Its Economy Around  

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, engineering and financial knowledge · Alternative energy firms like wind and solar power came to Houston's main economic engine ­ oil production ­ moved overseas, the city suffered an economic downturn. However moved overseas, this is not necessarily a sad historical chapter for the city," Bernhard said. "Las

Ahmad, Sajjad

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The 32nd Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey Tracking Responses to the Economic and  

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problem facing people in the Houston area today? 26% 23% 21% 30% Other 2013 3 Source: 2013 Kinder Research #12;The Demographic Revolution9 Abortion attitudes: the "tolerant traditionalists" (1999-2013) 61% 59%59% 60% 0% 100% 99 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 Believe that "abortion is morally wrong." Opposed to "a

Alvarez, Pedro J.

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Houston, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of Houston, TX, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: M Street Homes, Houston...  

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home in Houston, TX, that achieves a HERS 45 without PV or HERS 32 with 1.2 kW PV. The three-story, 4,507-ft2 custom home is powered by a unique tri-generation system that supplies...

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Hydrogen fuel cells could power ships at port  

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Sandia National Laboratories researcher Joe Pratt conducted a study on the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power docked ships at major ports. He found the potential environmental and cost benefits to be substantial. Here, he discusses the study and explains how hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, pollution-free energy to ships at port.

Pratt, Joe

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Kelvin's method of stationary phase and the ship wave pattern  

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the waves produced by an object moving at a constant speed across deep water (e.g., a ship). Figure: Images are isotropic. Deep-water gravity waves (kh 1, k g T ): = gk, cp = g k , cg = 1 2 g k = 1 2 cp. #12;3. Ship. Participation in the telegraph cable project led to a large personal fortune. (Images from http

Khusnutdinova, Karima

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Flow Beneath a Ship at Small Underkeel Clearance Tim Gourlay  

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the leading order squat and wave resistance of a ship traveling in calm water, in the case where the water in this case) kinematic viscosity of the fluid (we will consider salt water at 20 deg C, for which 1.04 Ă? 10 THEORETICAL RESEARCH has been done into the flow around a ship operating in shallow water, using Prandtl

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Hydrogen fuel cells could power ships at port  

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Sandia National Laboratories researcher Joe Pratt conducted a study on the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power docked ships at major ports. He found the potential environmental and cost benefits to be substantial. Here, he discusses the study and explains how hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, pollution-free energy to ships at port.

Pratt, Joe

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

158

Safeguarding Truck-Shipped Wholesale and Retail Fuels (STSWRF)  

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Safeguarding Truck-Shipped Wholesale and Retail Fuels (STSWRF) Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the wholesaler/distributor level or below. This presents additional challenges in tracking untaxed fuel after approved ORNL's plan to conduct a Phase II Pilot Test titled Safeguarding Truck-Shipped Wholesale

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Constraint Programming for LNG Ship Scheduling and Inventory ...  

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(liquefaction) terminals to the demand (regasification) terminals. This is a complex ... building not only the natural gas production and treatment facilities, but also constructing the ships and the production-side terminals, berths and storage tanks. ... therefore combining inventory management and ship routing. These are typ-.

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE H1700 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The H1700 Package is based on the DOE-EM Certified 9977 Packaging. The H1700 will be certified by the Packaging Certification Division of the National Nuclear Security Administration for the shipment of plutonium by air by the United Stated Military both within the United States and internationally. The H1700 is designed to ship radioactive contents in assemblies of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) or arrangements of nested food-pack cans. The RTG containers are designed and tested to remain leaktight during transport, handling, and storage; however, their ability to remain leaktight during transport in the H1700 is not credited. This paper discusses the design and special operation of the H1700.

Abramczyk, G.; Loftin, B.; Mann, P.

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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EXAMINATION OF SHIPPING PACKAGE 9975-05050  

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Shipping package 9975-05050 was examined in K-Area following its identification as a high wattage package. Elevated temperature and fiberboard moisture content are key parameters that impact the degradation rate of fiberboard within 9975 packages in a storage environment. The high wattage of this package contributes significantly to component temperatures. After examination in K-Area, the package was provided to SRNL for further examination of the fiberboard assembly. The moisture content of the fiberboard was relatively low (compared to packages examined previously), but the moisture gradient (between fiberboard ID and OD surfaces) was relatively high, as would be expected for the high heat load. The cane fiberboard appeared intact and displayed no apparent change in integrity relative to a new package.

Daugherty, W.

2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Stranding of Juvenile Salmon by Ship Wakes Along the Lower Columbia River Using a Before-and-After Design: Before-Phase Results  

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Ship wakes produced by deep-draft vessels transiting the lower Columbia River have been observed to cause stranding of juvenile salmon. Proposed deepening of the Columbia River navigation channel has raised concerns about the potential impact of the deepening project on juvenile salmon stranding. The Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory design and conduct a study to assess stranding impacts that may be associated with channel deepening. The basic study design was a multivariate analysis of covariance of field observations and measurements under a statistical design for a before and after impact comparison. We have summarized field activities and statistical analyses for the ?before? component of the study here. Stranding occurred at all three sampling sites and during all three sampling seasons (Summer 2004, Winter 2005, and Spring 2005), for a total of 46 stranding events during 126 observed vessel passages. The highest occurrence of stranding occurred at Barlow Point, WA, where 53% of the observed events resulted in stranding. Other sites included Sauvie Island, OR (37%) and County Line Park, WA (15%). To develop an appropriate impact assessment model that accounted for relevant covariates, regression analyses were conducted to determine the relationships between stranding probability and other factors. Nineteen independent variables were considered as potential factors affecting the incidence of juvenile salmon stranding, including tidal stage, tidal height, river flow, current velocity, ship type, ship direction, ship condition (loaded/unloaded), ship speed, ship size, and a proxy variable for ship kinetic energy. In addition to the ambient and ship characteristics listed above, site, season, and fish density were also considered. Although no single factor appears as the primary factor for stranding, statistical analyses of the covariates resulted in the following equations: (1) Stranding Probability {approx} Location + Kinetic Energy Proxy + Tidal Height + Salmonid Density + Kinetic energy proxy ? Tidal Height + Tidal Height x Salmonid Density. (2) Stranding Probability {approx} Location + Total Wave Distance + Salmonid Density Index. (3) Log(Total Wave Height) {approx} Ship Block + Tidal Height + Location + Ship Speed. (4) Log(Total Wave Excursion Across the Beach) {approx} Location + Kinetic Energy Proxy + Tidal Height The above equations form the basis for a conceptual model of the factors leading to salmon stranding. The equations also form the basis for an approach for assessing impacts of dredging under the before/after study design.

Pearson, Walter H.; Skalski, J R.; Sobocinski, Kathryn L.; Miller, Martin C.; Johnson, Gary E.; Williams, Greg D.; Southard, John A.; Buchanan, Rebecca A.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling urban growth and land use/land cover change in the Houston Metropolitan Area from 2002 - 2030  

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spatially explicit cellular automata model, to simulate future (2002-2030) urban growth in the Houston metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing metropolises in the United States during the past decades. The model is calibrated with historical data...

Oguz, Hakan

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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"Embrace China" show in Houston will celebrate 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China  

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"Embrace China" show in Houston will celebrate 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China "Embrace China," a multi-arts show of the People's Republic of China. The Sino Professionals Association will host

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Evaluation of a nodal capacity restricted dynamic model for the Southwest Freeway (US-59) corridor in Houston, Texas  

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EVALUATION OF A NODAL CAPACITY RESTRICTED DYNAMIC MODEL FOR THE SOUTHWEST FREEWAY (US-59) CORRIDOR IN HOUSTON, TEXAS A Thesis by PALATHINKAL MANU ISAAC Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject Civil Engineering EVALUATION OF A NODAL CAPACITY RESTRICTED DYNAMIC MODEL FOR THE SOUTHWEST FREEWAY (US-59) CORRIDOR IN HOUSTON, TEXAS A Thesis...

Isaac, Palathinkal Manu

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growing Food is Work: A Spatial and Social Analysis of Urban Agriculture in Houston  

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North American cities; moreover, the characteristics of UA sites, such as production practices and management strategies, are virtually unknown. This research addresses this gap through a systems-based approach to urban socio- natural landscapes, where... at the undergraduate level by supporting a module on urban agriculture sector that includes a field study guide and worksheet regarding for an Introduction to Human Geography (Geography 201) field trip to Houston. I also will provide the participants in my research...

Broadstone, Sasha B.

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of a Joint Utility/Industry Ambient Air Monitoring Program in the Houston Area  

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of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit and ESL-IE-91-06-28 Proceedings from the 13th National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX, June 12-13, 1991 Texas Air Control Board (TACB) construction and operating permit requirements. The objectives... member companies with representative criteria pollutant and meteorological data for industry located within a 900 square mile area encompassing east Harris and west Chambers Counties. Data from this network has been approved by the ACB and EPA Region VI...

Kush, J. A.

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Atmospheric Measurements of Submicron Aerosols at the California-Mexico Border and in Houston, Texas  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory POAs Primary Organic Aerosols SEMARNAT Secretaria del Medio Ambiente Recursos Naturales SHARP Study of Houston Atmospheric Radical Precursors SSA Single Scattering Albedo SOAs Secondary Organic Aerosols... quality and climate. Historically, the region has exceeded both the US EPA National Ambient Air Quality (NAAQS) and Mexico?s Secretaria del Medio Ambiente Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) air standards, stimulating a united interest. When comparing...

Levy, Misti E

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

169

Design space exploration and optimization using modern ship design tools  

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Modern Naval Architects use a variety of computer design tools to explore feasible options for clean sheet ship designs. Under the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division ...

Jones, Adam T. (Adam Thomas)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Ship Rolling Motion Subjected to Colored Noise Excitation  

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solving the stochastic differential equations by using path integral method based on Gauss-Legendre interpolation scheme. The time-dependent probability of ship rolling restricted within the safe domain is provided and capsizing is investigated...

Jamnongpipatkul, Arada

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Range-based navigation of AUVs operating near ship hulls  

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In-water ship hull inspection is essential for both routine preventative maintenance as well as for timely detection and neutralization of limpet mines planted on military and commercial vessels. While a host of inspection ...

Kokko, Michael A. (Michael Andrew)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Mapping cumulative noise from shipping to inform marine spatial planning  

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for Marine Science and Technology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia System, AIS), cumulative underwater acoustic energy from shipping was mapped throughout 2008 in the west

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Hazardous Materials Shipping Policy for Laboratories Policy Statement  

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Page 1 Hazardous Materials Shipping Policy for Laboratories Policy Statement In order to ensure shall follow the procedures established in this policy. Reason for Policy/Purpose Transportation # Policy Statement............................................................................... 1 Reason

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Market-based approach for improving ship air emissions  

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This study considered how appropriate different market-based approaches are for the reduction of ship air emissions, particularly CO2. Furthermore, the study also considered which types of market-based tools may be available ...

Donatelli, Matthew (Matthew Alfred)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

A decision making framework for cruise ship design  

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This thesis develops a new decision making framework for initial cruise ship design. Through review of effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making, a uniform philosophy is created to articulate a framework ...

Katsoufis, George P. (George Paraskevas)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Decision-making processes in shipping acquisitions and shipbuilding  

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The purpose of this thesis is to expand and analyze the decisions that are constantly being made by shipping companies concerning acquisition of newbuildings, the construction of newbuildings, operational aspects as well ...

Maroulis, Vasileios

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding current environmental issues and their impact on ship design  

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This thesis is intended to provide recommendations for ship owners and operators on how to prepare for new engine emissions regulations that will be progressively more stringent than current regulations. To provide these ...

Harman, John (John Michael)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decisionmetrices : dynamic structural estimation of shipping investment decisions  

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This dissertation develops structural models for analyzing shipping investment decisions, namely ordering, scrapping and lay-up decisions in the tanker industry. We develop models, based on a microeconomic specification, ...

Dikos, George

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Investigation into the feasibility of alternative plutonium shipping forms  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), operated for the Department of Energy by the Battelle Memorial Institute, is conducting a study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the feasibility of altering current plutonium shipping forms to reduce or eliminate the airborne dispersibility of PuO/sub 2/ which might occur during a shipping accident. Plutonium used for fuel fabrication is currently shipped as a PuO/sub 2/ powder with a significant fraction in the respirable size range. If the high-strength container is breached due to stresses imposed during a transportation accident, the PuO/sub 2/ powder could be subject to airborne dispersion. The available information indicated that a potential accident involving fire accompanied by crush/impact forces would lead to failure of current surface shipping containers (no assumptions were made on the possibility of such a severe accident). Criteria were defined for an alternate shipping form to mitigate the effects of such an accident. Candidate techniques and materials were evaluated as alternate shipping forms by a task team consisting of personnel from PNL and Rockwell Hanford Operations (RHO). At this time, the most promising candidate for an alternate plutonium shipping form appears to be pressing PuO/sub 2/ into unsintered (green) pellets. These green pellets satisfy the criteria for a less dispersible form without requiring significant process changes. Discussions of all candidates considered are contained in a series of appendices. Recommendations for further investigations of the applicability of green pellets as an alternate shipping form are given, including the need for a cost-benefit study.

Mishima, J.; Lindsey, C.G.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Team China Transforms Shipping Containers into a Solar-Powered House  

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Team China is turning shipping containers into their 2011 Solar Deacthlon home design. Check it out!

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Estimating lower winds aloft at Houston, Texas, using a spatial vector regression technique  

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methods, to obtain estimates of the 500-m, 1000-m, 1500-m, and 2000-m winds from the surface winds at Houston, 17 3. To evaluate the results obtained using Scott's and Durst's methods for both vertical and horizontal wind regression. In selecting a..., Asheville, North Carolina. Wir;0 c!izei tio? !era!) gii en in 16 points of )he conpas and wind speed ! r& r!p The results obtained by regressing th' Rousto)z winds on thc winds at L, ice (. 'n& r) es& Louisiana, are superi or for all mont(os ancl all...

Zumwalt, James Tweed

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

182

Environment of deposition of Woodbine and Eagleford sandstones, Leon, Houston, and Madison counties, Texas  

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National Bank A. B. Spence Parker 1 Craig 1 Houston Oil and Minerals Lena Walker 2 Woodbine Woodbine Woodbine Woodbine upper Eagleford upper Eagleford and Woodbine SWH 1 TCR 1 TJH 1 TNT 1 CB 1 CRC 1 CS 1 CK 2 ABL 1 BRW 1 R. M. Sims... Q M F Pq Ct SRF VRF 0 TCR-1 TCR-1 CB-1 CRC-1 CS-1 CK-2 TCR-1 HMM-2 ABL-1 SWH-1 MBS-1 BW-1 II B II II C II Sub-Clarksville Sub-Clarksville Sub-Clarksville Sub-Clarksville Rippled Woodbine Rippled Woodbine Rippled Woodbine...

Theiss, Richard Michael

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intern experience at Fluor Engineers, Inc., Houston Division: an internship report  

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An Internship Report by BURANAWONG SOWAPRUX Approved as to style and content by: In. Q. A n I t Fox, Jr. Co-Chairman, Advisory Comnittee A. Garcia-Diaz E. E. A. Jansen Co-Chairman Intern Supervisor An Sastri D. T. Ward Member Representative College... to the other committee members, Dr. M.A. Colaluca, Dr. B. Das, Dr. T. Sastri, Dr. D.T. Ward and Dr. G.R. Ferris for their suggestions and support. Deep appreciation is expressed to Mr. E.E.A. Jansen and the management at Fluor Engineers, Inc. - Houston...

Buranawong Sowaprux, 1958-

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Copyright 2004 by ASME Proceedings of OMAE04  

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Bureau of Shipping, 16855 Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas, 77060 Sanjay Srinivasan Technip Offshore Inc

Bhattacharya, Baidurya

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Ship Effect Measurements With Fiber Optic Neutron Detector  

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The main objectives of this research project was to assemble, operate, test and characterize an innovatively designed scintillating fiber optic neutron radiation detector manufactured by Innovative American Technology with possible application to the Department of Homeland Security screening for potential radiological and nuclear threats at US borders (Kouzes 2004). One goal of this project was to make measurements of the neutron ship effect for several materials. The Virginia State University DOE FaST/NSF summer student-faculty team made measurements with the fiber optic radiation detector at PNNL above ground to characterize the ship effect from cosmic neutrons, and underground to characterize the muon contribution.

King, Kenneth L.; Dean, Rashe A.; Akbar, Shahzad; Kouzes, Richard T.; Woodring, Mitchell L.

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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BEHAVIOR OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS (Tursiops truncatus) RELATIVE TO BOAT TRAFFIC IN THE GALVESTON SHIP CHANNEL, TEXAS  

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; Fertl 1994; Maze and W?rsig 1999; Candelaria-Ley 2001; Henderson 2004; Irwin and W?rsig 2004; Moreno 2005). Most of the research since 1990 has focused on the west end of Galveston Island and studied association patterns (Br?ger et al. 1994; Henderson... typically forage in the morning, travel at midday, and socialize in the late-afternoon in Galveston Bay (Henderson 2004), local anthropogenic disturbances such as recreational boating, commercial boating, and shrimp trawling are not consistent throughout...

Pennacchi, Anna Marie

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Hydrologic Feasibility Analysis of the Proposed Ship Channel Bypass (lower Sacramento River, California  

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Project Modifications Works, Yolo County, CA. USACE (U.S.2006. Office Report: Yolo Bypass 2-D Hydraulic ModelPlan. Prepared by CDFG, Yolo Basin Foundation and EDAW.

Church, Tami C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An applied paleoecology case study: Bahia Grande, Texas prior to construction of the Brownsville Ship Channel  

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out a comprehensive survey of the entire Texas coastline in the 1970s and 1980s including an examination of sedimentology, geochemistry, bathymetry, and both live and dead benthic invertebrates (White et al. 1983, 1986, 1989). Although Bahia Grande...

Lichlyter, Stephen Alvah

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

189

Reducing Power Load Fluctuations on Ships Using Power Redistribution Control  

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controller is demonstrated through simulation studies on a supply vessel power plant, using the SIMULINK plant with electric propulsion, the power generation will con- sist of multiple engines, whereReducing Power Load Fluctuations on Ships Using Power Redistribution Control Damir Radan,1 Asgeir J

Johansen, Tor Arne

190

Access to and Usage of Offshore Liberty Ship  

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Access to and Usage of Offshore Liberty Ship Reefs in Texas ROBERT B. DITTON, ALAN R. GRAEFE to establish cover and habitat for fisheries. Offshore artificial reef con- struction began in 1935 led many other states to become interested in deploying offshore artificial reefs. The first reef

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Navigocorpus: A Database for Shipping Information A Methodological and  

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of Maritime History XXIII, 2 (2011) 241-262" #12;Jean-Pierre Dedieu, et al. the database on-line beginningNavigocorpus: A Database for Shipping Information ­ A Methodological and Technical Introduction and stored them in databases which are generally organized according to the nature of the sources used

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THERMAL EVALUATION OF ALTERNATE SHIPPING CASK FOR GTRI EXPERIMENTS  

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The Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) has many experiments yet to be irradiated in support of the High Performance Research Reactor fuels development program. Most of the experiments will be irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), then later shipped to the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) located at the Materials and Fuels Complex for post irradiation examination. To date, the General Electric (GE)-2000 cask has been used to transport GTRI experiments between these facilities. However, the availability of the GE-2000 cask to support future GTRI experiments is at risk. In addition, the internal cavity of the GE-2000 cask is too short to accommodate shipping the larger GTRI experiments. Therefore, an alternate shipping capability is being pursued. The Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, Research Reactor (BRR) cask has been determined to be the best alternative to the GE-2000 cask. An evaluation of the thermal performance of the BRR cask is necessary before proceeding with fabrication of the newly designed cask hardware and the development of handling, shipping, and transport procedures. This paper presents the results of the thermal evaluation of the BRR cask loaded with a representative set of fueled and non-fueled experiments. When analyzed with identical payloads, experiment temperatures were found to be lower with the BRR cask than with the GE-2000 cask. From a thermal standpoint, the BRR cask was found to be a suitable alternate to the GE-2000 cask.

Donna Post Guillen

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction Fossil fuel combustion by aviation, shipping and road  

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fifth of the total global anthropogenic emissions of CO2. These emissions are growing more rapidly than to global CO emissions are estimated to be much smaller, likely due to more efficient fuel combustion. Road96 Introduction Fossil fuel combustion by aviation, shipping and road traffic contributes about one

Haak, Hein

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Response of a vessel to waves at zero ship speed  

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Response of a vessel to waves at zero ship speed: preliminary full scale experiments By: Kim Klaka of experiment were conducted ­ free roll decay tests and irregular wave tests. An inclining test was also with and without the mainsail hoisted, in very light winds. The irregular wave tests were conducted again in very

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Safety Analysis for Packaging Steel Banded Wooden Shipping Containers  

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This safety analysis report for packaging describes the steel banded wooden shipping containers, which are certified as Type AF packagings. The authorized payload for these containers is unirradiated, slightly enriched, uranium ingots, billets, extrusions, and scrap materials. The amount of uranium in the containers will not exceed the LSA-II material requirements as defined in 49 CFR 173.403.

FERRELL, P.C.

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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VOLUNTARY OBSERVING SHIPS (VOS) CLIMATE SUBSET PROJECT (VOSCLIM) PROJECT DOCUMENT  

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. Data management procedures 8. Project management 9. Information exchange Attachment 1: ScientificWMO IOC JCOMM VOLUNTARY OBSERVING SHIPS (VOS) CLIMATE SUBSET PROJECT (VOSCLIM) PROJECT DOCUMENT #12 Attachment 5: List of focal points Attachment 7: Preliminary action plan #12;PROJECT DOCUMENT

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JOIDES Resolution Drill Ship Drill into Indian Ridge MOHO Hole Cleaning Study  

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The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) uses a variety of technology for use in its deep water scientific research, including the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) Resolution (JR) drill ship. The JR drill ship...

Lindanger, Catharina

2014-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel consumption prediction methodology for early stages of naval ship design  

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In recent years, fuel consumption has increased in importance as a design parameter in Navy ships. Economical fuel consumption is important not only for operating cost measures but also for ship endurance tankage requirements. ...

Gheriani, Eran (Eran Y.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Naval ship propulsion and electric power systems selection for optimal fuel consumption  

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Although propulsion and electric power systems selection is an important part of naval ship design, respective decisions often have to be made without detailed ship knowledge (resistance, propulsors, etc.). Propulsion and ...

Sarris, Emmanouil

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DC to DC power conversion module for the all-electric ship  

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The MIT end to end electric ship model is being developed to study competing electric ship designs. This project produced a model of a Power Conversion Module (PCM)- 4, DC-to-DC converter which interfaces with the MIT ...

Gray, Weston L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air pollution ship Sample Search Results  

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ship Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air pollution ship Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Pacific Institute 654 13th Street, Oakland, CA...

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LHA(R): Amphibious Assault Ships For The 21st Century  

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Amphibious assault ships such as the current LHA and LHD classes are an essential element of the country's ability to exert influence anywhere in the world. The current amphibious assault ships represent the most capable ...

Bebermeyer, Robert

2002-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

203

Low-level convergence and its role in convective intensity and frequency over the Houston lightning and rainfall anomaly  

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of the urban heat island (UHI) and the sea-breeze, as a source of low-level convergence leading to enhanced convection over Houston, was examined. Hourly average dual-Doppler wind and convergence maps were created on 1 X 1 km grids for an eleven-week period...

McNear, Veronica Ann

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

204

Dynamic Positioning System as Dynamic Energy Storage on Diesel-Electric Ships  

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1 Dynamic Positioning System as Dynamic Energy Storage on Diesel-Electric Ships Tor A. Johansen in order to implement energy storage in the kinetic and potential energy of the ship motion using the DP in order to relate the dynamic energy storage capacity to the maximum allowed ship position deviation

Johansen, Tor Arne

205

Maneuverability of ships in ice: numerical simulation and comparison with field measurements  

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Maneuverability of ships in ice: numerical simulation and comparison with field measurements Biao Su Department of Marine Technology, NTNU May 28, 2013 #12;Motivation Local ice load Global ice load Ship's performance · Ice-hull interaction · Local ice load · Global ice load · Ship's performance #12

Nřrvĺg, Kjetil

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Numerical simulation of ice-induced loads on ships and comparison with field measurements  

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Numerical simulation of ice-induced loads on ships and comparison with field measurements Biao Su Department of Marine Technology, NTNU May 28, 2013 #12;Motivation Local ice load Global ice load Ship's performance · Ice-hull interaction · Local ice load · Global ice load · Ship's performance #12;Outline

Nřrvĺg, Kjetil

207

Spatial trends in community and health-related characteristics of Galveston Bay oyster reefs  

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Reef Frenchy's Reef Gale's Reef Gaspipe Reef Half Moon Reef Lost Beezley Reef Levee Reef Middle Reef Morgan Point Reef APRIL 85355 B7375 BARTS BBEEZ BHILL BSHOA BUO59 BUO63 CONFE DIKIN DOLLA DOWRE EREDF ESRED FISHE FOBIT FRENC... Lake area and along the Houston Ship Channel than elsewhere. These areas contributed 68% of the total shell collected in the entire bay (Table 2, Fig. 1). All sites along the West side of the Houston Ship Channel from Morgan's Point to Half Moon...

Song, Junggeun

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical and management considerations in conducting type B shipping container tests  

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The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) mandate that type B shipping containers are capable of surviving specific drop tests. One approach for demonstrating compliance to the CFRs is to drop test a shipping container. This paper will discuss the technical and management considerations in conducting such drop tests on the 9975 family of shipping containers. For both technical and management considerations this paper will comment on loading the shipping container, dropping the shopping container, and examination of the shipping container after the drop tests.

Whitney, M.A.; Leader, D.R.; Phipps, D.P.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

The University of Houston Solar Central Receiver Code System: Concepts, updates, and start-up kits  

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The University of Houston Solar Central Receiver Code System, developed over the last 15 years, is a valuable tool for use in design studies and performance assessment of central receiver heliostat fields and their interaction with the receiver. The Code System was used to design Solar One (located in Barstow, CA) and has been used in other primary design studies. This report complements the original User's Guides. The Code System has been converted to standard FORTRAN 77 and is now principally maintained on a VAX 11/785 computer system, which greatly increases its portability and makes it more widely available. The Code System has been extensively used, developed, improved, and documented to a high state of reliability, adaptability, and user friendliness. 24 figs., 5 tabs.

Pitman, C.L.; Vant-Hull, L.L.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress analysis of closure bolts for shipping casks  

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This report specifies the requirements and criteria for stress analysis of closure bolts for shipping casks containing nuclear spent fuels or high level radioactive materials. The specification is based on existing information conceming the structural behavior, analysis, and design of bolted joints. The approach taken was to extend the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code requirements and criteria for bolting analysis of nuclear piping and pressure vessels to include the appropriate design and load characteristics of the shipping cask. The characteristics considered are large, flat, closure lids with metal-to-metal contact within the bolted joint; significant temperature and impact loads; and possible prying and bending effects. Specific formulas and procedures developed apply to the bolt stress analysis of a circular, flat, bolted closure. The report also includes critical load cases and desirable design practices for the bolted closure, an in-depth review of the structural behavior of bolted joints, and a comprehensive bibliography of current information on bolted joints.

Mok, G.C.; Fischer, L.E. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Hsu, S.T. (Kaiser Engineers, Oakland, CA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth faults and salt tectonics in Houston diapir province: relative timing and exploration significance  

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Oil and gas accumulation in Gulf Coast Tertiary strata is contolled mainly by regional growth faults and by salt-related structures. Salt forms the most prominent set of structures in the Houston diapir province of southeast Texas. Recent work in three study areas shows that the Tertiary growth-fault trends, so well displayed along strike to the south-west, continue through this salt basin as well, but they have been deformed by later salt movement. In the Katy area, seismic data disclose early (pre-Wilcox) salt pillows downdip of the Cretaceous reef trend. Salt stocks were injected upward from the pillows during Clayborne deposition, and were flanked by deep withdrawal basins and turtle structures. In Brazoria County, a major lower Frio growth-fault trend affecting the Houston delta system, was deformed by later salt domes, by a salt-withdrawal basin, and by a possible turtle structure at Chocolate Bayou. A productive geopressured aquifer exists in the salt-withdrawal basin bounded by the previously formed growth faults. In Jefferson County, in contrast, salt-tectonic activity and growth faulting appear to have been coeval. Early salt-cored ridges continued to rise throughout Frio deposition; growth faults occur both updip and downdip. Hydrocarbons accumulated over the salt domes in growth-fault anticlines and in stratigraphic traps. Recognition that shelf-margin growth faulting preceded the development of the present pattern of domes and basins has important implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Growth faults may be migration paths for hydrocarbons; furthermore, early formed traps, distorted by salt movement, may still be found to contain hydrocarbons.

Ewing, T.E.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPERATION OF A PUBLIC GEOLOGIC CORE AND SAMPLE REPOSITORY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS  

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The Bureau of Economic Geology's Houston Research Center (HRC) is well established as a premier regional research center for geologic research serving not only Houston, but geoscientists from around Texas, the U. S., and even the world. As reported in the 2003-2004 technical progress report to the DOE, the HRC provides a state-of-the-art core viewing facility, two fully equipped conference rooms, and a comprehensive technical library, all available for public use. In addition, the HRC currently houses over 500,000 boxes of rock material, and has space to hold approximately 400,000 more boxes. Use of the facility has continued to increase during this third year of operation; over the past twelve months the HRC has averaged approximately 200 patrons per month. This usage is a combination of individuals describing core, groups of geoscientists holding seminars and workshops, and various industry and government-funded groups holding short courses, workshops, and seminars. The BEG/HRC secured several substantial donations of rock materials and/or cash during this operating period. All of these funds went directly into the endowment. Outreach during 2004 and 2005 included many technical presentations and several publications on the HRC. Several field trips to the facility were held for geoscience professionals and grade school students alike. Goals for the upcoming year involve securing more donations of rock material and cash in order to fully fund the HRC endowment. BEG will also continue to increase the number of patrons using the facility, and we will strive to raise awareness of the HRC's 100,000-volume geoscience technical library.

Scott W. Tinker; Beverly Blakeney DeJarnett; Laura C. Zahm

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction of Channels (Indiana)  

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Permission is required from the Natural Resources Commission is required for the construction or alteration of artificial channels or improved channels of natural watercourses that connect to any...

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West Valley facility spent fuel handling, storage, and shipping experience  

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The result of a study on handling and shipping experience with spent fuel are described in this report. The study was performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and was jointly sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The purpose of the study was to document the experience with handling and shipping of relatively old light-water reactor (LWR) fuel that has been in pool storage at the West Valley facility, which is at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center at West Valley, New York and operated by DOE. A subject of particular interest in the study was the behavior of corrosion product deposits (i.e., crud) deposits on spent LWR fuel after long-term pool storage; some evidence of crud loosening has been observed with fuel that was stored for extended periods at the West Valley facility and at other sites. Conclusions associated with the experience to date with old spent fuel that has been stored at the West Valley facility are presented. The conclusions are drawn from these subject areas: a general overview of the West Valley experience, handling of spent fuel, storing of spent fuel, rod consolidation, shipping of spent fuel, crud loosening, and visual inspection. A list of recommendations is provided. 61 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.

Bailey, W.J.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE LIFE EXTENSION SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM RESULTS SUMMARY  

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Results from the 9975 shipping package Storage and Surveillance Program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) are summarized for justification to extend the life of the 9975 packages currently stored in the K-Area Complex (KAC). This justification is established with the stipulation that surveillance activities will continue throughout the extended time to ensure the continued integrity of the 9975 materials of construction and to further understand the currently identified degradation mechanisms. The 10 year storage life justification was developed prior to storage. A subsequent report was later used to validate the qualification of the 9975 shipping packages for 10 years in storage. However the qualification for the storage period was provided by the monitoring requirements of the 9975 Storage and Surveillance Program. This report summarizes efforts to determine a new safe storage limit for the 9975 shipping package based on the surveillance data collected since 2005 when the 9975 Storage and Surveillance Program began. The Program has demonstrated that the 9975 package has a robust design that can perform under a variety of conditions. The primary emphasis of the on-going 9975 Storage and Surveillance Program is an aging study of the 9975 Viton{reg_sign} containment vessel O-rings and the Celotex{reg_sign} fiberboard thermal insulation at bounding conditions of radiation, elevated temperatures and/or elevated humidity.

Dunn, K.; Daugherty, W.; Hackney, B.; Hoffman, E.; Skidmore, E.

2011-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of shippingModeling of shipping NONOxx emissions in globalemissions in global GeertGeert VinkenVinken11,, FolkertFolkert BoersmaBoersma22, and Daniel J. Jacob, and Daniel J. Jacob33  

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) emissions 5-7% of global sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions 3-4% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions ShipModeling of shippingModeling of shipping NONOxx emissions in globalemissions in global CTMs 70% of the ship emissions occur within 400 km of land Only industrial sector not regulated under

Haak, Hein

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A comparative study of O3 formation in the Houston urban and industrial plumes during the 2000 Texas Air Quality Study  

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- fueled electrical power plants, and vegetation; Houston is unique among U.S. cities in that it is also home to one of the largest concentrations of petrochemical industries in the world. These industrial

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FastFEM: Breaking Wave Impact on Ships Wave breaking and wave impact on maritime structures are difficult to model  

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with fine-scale dynamic air-water interfaces need to be modelled efficiently, including their interactions on fast ships. Faster ships have become more important in recent years. These include pilot ships, supply. Improved understanding of ship motion in heavy breaking seas is a key part of the larger project

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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Energy efficient low-income housing demonstration with Houston Habitat for Humanity. Final status report, October 1, 1995--September 30, 1997  

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Using DOE grant funds, the Alliance to Save Energy developed and managed an award-winning low-income housing demonstration in cooperation with Houston Habitat for Humanity at the 1996 and 1997 annual NAHB Builders Show in Houston, Texas. Using a unique group of over 30 national, state and local partners, the energy design of Houston Habitat houses was permanently upgraded to the Energy Star Homes Program threshold. Meeting Energy Star Homes Program criteria, the partner design team increased the level of efficiency approximately 30% over the 1992 Model Energy Code. This innovative design using commercially available materials added approximately $1,400 in cost-effective energy upgrades with an estimated payback of less than 8 years. The 30 public-private partners successfully demonstrated energy and resource efficient housing techniques to the 65,000 NAHB home show attendees and the over 3,000 Habitat affiliates. This project resulted in the Houston Habitat affiliate becoming the nation`s first low-income Energy Star Homes Program home builder. By the year 2000, Houston Habitat anticipates building over 500 homes to this new level of efficiency as well as set an example for other Habitat affiliates nationwide to follow. The 1997 demonstration house utilized an all-women volunteer builders team to construct a 3 bedroom home in Houston Habitat`s Woodglen Subdivision. Energy consumption was remotely metered by Texas A and M.

NONE

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Analysis of trip item non-response bias in the Houston-Galveston area council household travel surveys  

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25 Trip Rate Comparisons Statistical Comparisons Coefficient of Variation Comparisons Expanded Trips Comparison . Expanded Vehicle Miles Traveled Comparison 27 42 47 69 72 CHAPTER V CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Page 74 Conclusions... Recommendations 74 76 REFERENCES 78 VITA 80 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 The three basic trip types 2 The basic trip purpose categories . 3 The eight counties composing the Houston-Galveston Study Area 15 4 Comparison of mean trip rates suatified by age...

Gamble, Arthur F

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of International Commodity Shipping Data and the Shipment of NORM to the United States  

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As part of the Spreader Bar Radiation Detector project, PNNL analyzed US import data shipped through US ports collected over the 12 months of 2006 (over 4.5 million containers). Using these data, we extracted a variety of distributions that are of interest to modelers and developers of active and passive detection systems used to 'scan' IMCCs for potential contraband. This report expands on some of the analysis presented in an earlier report from LLNL, by investigation the foreign port distribution of commodities shipped to the US. The majority of containers shipped to the United States are 40 ft containers ({approx}70%); about 25% are 20 ft; and about 3.6% are 45 ft containers. A small fraction (<1%) of containers are of other more specialized sizes, and very few ports actually ship these unique size containers (a full distribution for all foreign ports is shown in Appendix A below). The primary foreign ports that ship the largest fraction of each container are shown in the table below. Given that 45 ft containers comprise 1 of out every 27 containers shipped to the US, and given the foreign ports from which they are shipped, they should not be ignored in screening; further testing and analysis of radiation measurements for national security with this size container is warranted. While a large amount of NORM is shipped in IMCCs, only a few specific commodities are shipped with enough frequency to present potential issues in screening IMCCs at ports. The majority of containers with NORM will contain fertilizers (5,700 containers), granite (59,000 containers), or ceramic (225,000 containers) materials. Fertilizers were generally shipping in either 20- or 40 ft containers with equal frequency. While granite is mostly shipped in 20 ft containers, ceramic materials can be shipped in either 20- or 40 ft containers. The size of container depended on the specific use of the ceramic or porcelain material. General construction ceramics (such as floor and roofing tiles) tend to be shipped in 20 ft containers. Consumer products made from ceramic materials (e.g., tableware, sinks, and toilets) are generally shipped in 40 ft containers. This distinct discrepancy is due in large part to the packaging of the commodity. Consumer products are generally shipped packed in a box loaded with Styrofoam or other packing material to protect the product from breakage. Construction ceramic materials are generally shipped in less packing material, many times consisting of only a cardboard or wooden box. Granite is almost always shipped in a 20 ft container, given its very high density.

Baciak, James E.; Ely, James H.; Schweppe, John E.; Sandness, Gerald A.; Robinson, Sean M.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE LIFE EXTENSION SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM RESULTS SUMMARY  

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Results from the 9975 Surveillance Program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) are summarized for justification to extend the life of the 9975 packages currently stored in the K-Area Materials Storage (KAMS) facility from 10 years to 15 years. This justification is established with the stipulation that surveillance activities will continue throughout this extended time to ensure the continued integrity of the 9975 materials of construction and to further understand the currently identified degradation mechanisms. The current 10 year storage life was developed prior to storage. A subsequent report was later used to extend the qualification of the 9975 shipping packages for 2 years for shipping plus 10 years for storage. However the qualification for the storage period was provided by the monitoring requirements of the Storage and Surveillance Program. This report summarizes efforts to determine a new safe storage limit for the 9975 shipping package based on the surveillance data collected since 2005 when the surveillance program began. KAMS is a zero-release facility that depends upon containment by the 9975 to meet design basis storage requirements. Therefore, to confirm the continued integrity of the 9975 packages while stored in KAMS, a 9975 Storage and Surveillance Program was implemented alongside the DOE required Integrated Surveillance Program (ISP) for 3013 plutonium-bearing containers. The 9975 Storage and Surveillance Program performs field surveillance as well as accelerated aging tests to ensure any degradation due to aging, to the extent that could affect packaging performance, is detected in advance of such degradation occurring in the field. The Program has demonstrated that the 9975 package has a robust design that can perform under a variety of conditions. As such the primary emphasis of the on-going 9975 Surveillance Program is an aging study of the 9975 Viton(reg.sign) GLT containment vessel O-rings and the Celotex(reg.sign) fiberboard thermal insulation at bounding conditions of radiation and elevated temperatures. Other materials of construction, however, are also discussed.

Daugherty, W.; Dunn, K.; Hackney, B.; Hoffman, E.; Skidmore, E.

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Criticality Considerations for 9977 and 9978 Shipping Packages  

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Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has developed two new, Type B, state-of-the-art, general purpose, fissile material Shipping Packages, designated 9977 and 9978, as replacements for the U.S. DOT specification 6M container, phased out in September 30, 2008 due to non-compliance with current requirements 10CFR71 regulation. The packages accommodate plutonium, uranium and other special nuclear materials in bulk quantities and in many forms with capabilities exceeding those of the 6M. These packages provide a high degree of single containment and comply with 10CFR71, Department of Energy (DOE) Order 460.1B, DOE Order 460.2, and 10CFR20 (As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)). Allowed package contents were determined accounting for nuclear criticality, radiation shielding, and decay heat rate. The Criticality Safety Index (CSI) for the package is 1.0. The package utilizes passive cooling to maintain internal temperatures within limits. Radiation shielding analyses have established the contents for which the packages can be shipped under non-exclusive use in the Safe-Secure Trailer or under exclusive use. The packages are designed to ship radioactive contents in several configurations; Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs), nested food-pack cans, site specific containers, and DOE-STD-3013 containers. Each shipping package includes a 35-gallon stainless steel outer drum, insulation, a drum liner, and a single containment vessel (CV). The 9977 includes a 6-inch ID CV while the 9978 includes a 5-inch ID CV. One inch of Fiberfrax{reg_sign} insulation is wrapped around and attached to the sides and bottom of the liner. The volume between the Fiberfrax{reg_sign} and the drum wall is filled with polyurethane foam. Top and bottom aluminum Load Distribution Fixtures (LDFs) within the drum liner cavity, above and below the CV, center the CV in the liner, stiffen the package radially, and distribute loads away from the CV. The 6CV fits directly into the LDFs while honeycomb spacers position the 5CV in the LDFs.

Reed, R; Biswas, D; Abramczyk, G

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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LANSCE | Lujan Center | Sample and Equipment Shipping Instructions  

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces and Interfaces Sample Environment: Magnet and cryostat systemSample Shipping

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High Seastate Container Transfer System/Auxillary Crane Ship vertical relative motion analysis  

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) Michael James Ottens, B. S. ; U. S. Military Academy Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Cheung H. Kim The transfer of cargo by crane from ship to lighter outside of sheltered ports can be adversely affected by the sea environment, Wave... of vertical relative motions exceed prescribed safety factors. Additionally, there is a continuing need to develop improved seakeeping designs of ships/lighterage. This paper calculates theoretically the vertical relative motions between a cargo ship...

Ottens, Michael James

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shipping and nitrogen toning effects on postharvest shelf life of vegetative annuals  

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Blue Imp.?????????????????????? 65 8 Effect of production fertilization rate (nitrogen toning) and postharvest time of measurement on number of flowers on Calibrachoa hybrid ?Starlette Trailing Purple??.. 66 9 Effect of shipping duration... 20 Effect of postharvest time of measurement on number of flowers on Calibrachoa hybrid ?Liricashowers Deep Blue Imp.?, ?Starlette Trailing Purple? and ?Superbells Trailing Blue? that were shipped???????. 64 21 Effect of shipping duration...

Beach, Shannon Elizabeth

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparative Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategies for the Maritime Shipping and Aviation Sectors  

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General Ship Res Inst (US),Tokyo Shibaura Electric CO (US),America, General Electric Little change in Lower energy CO 2

Hansen, Mark; Smirti, Megan; Zou, Bo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - annual shipping review Sample Search Results  

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Wood- Summary: projects chosen during an annual competitive peer-reviewed grant proposal process. Exploration missions... , Illinois. The team won NOAA's nationwide ship-naming...

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The rig of the eleventh-century ship at Serce Liman, Turkey  

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was designed for maximum cargo capacity. The hydrostatic properties of this hull were such that it probably would have retained sufficient righting ability and speed with a double-lateen rig. Thus, the proposed two-masted lateen rig for this ship would have... and Recording Procedures Off-Site Recording Procedures Preliminary Hull Reconstruction Hull Remains Ship's Gear: Anchors Ship's Gear: Rigging Elements Ship's Cargo: Date and Nationality of the Vessel 1 3 8 9 11 16 16 19 CHAPTER II. MEDIEVAL RIGS...

Matthews, Sheila Diane

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder, Houston, Texas (Fact Sheet)  

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BSC worked directly with the David Weekley Homes - Houston division to redesign three floor plans in order to locate the HVAC system in conditioned space. The purpose of this project is to develop a cost effective design for moving the HVAC system into conditioned space. In addition, BSC conducted energy analysis to calculate the most economical strategy for increasing the energy performance of future production houses. This is in preparation for the upcoming code changes in 2015. The builder wishes to develop an upgrade package that will allow for a seamless transition to the new code mandate. The following research questions were addressed by this research project: 1. What is the most cost effective, best performing and most easily replicable method of locating ducts inside conditioned space for a hot-humid production home builder that constructs one and two story single family detached residences? 2. What is a cost effective and practical method of achieving 50% source energy savings vs. the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code for a hot-humid production builder? 3. How accurate are the pre-construction whole house cost estimates compared to confirmed post construction actual cost? BSC and the builder developed a duct design strategy that employs a system of dropped ceilings and attic coffers for moving the ductwork from the vented attic to conditioned space. The furnace has been moved to either a mechanical closet in the conditioned living space or a coffered space in the attic.

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2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamics of vegetated channels  

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This paper highlights some recent trends in vegetation hydrodynamics, focusing on conditions within channels and spanning spatial scales from individual blades, to canopies or vegetation patches, to the channel reach. At ...

Nepf, Heidi

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Medial design of blades for hydroelectric turbines and ship propellers M. Rossgatterera  

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Medial design of blades for hydroelectric turbines and ship propellers M. Rossgatterera , B. J Abstract We present a method for constructing blades of hydroelectric turbines and ship propellers based. Keywords: CAD-model, B-spline representation, hydroelectric turbine blade, propeller blade, medial axis

JĂĽttler, Bert

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Sloshing in the LNG shipping industry: risk modelling through multivariate heavy-tail analysis  

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Sloshing in the LNG shipping industry: risk modelling through multivariate heavy-tail analysis In the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping industry, the phenomenon of slosh- ing can lead to the occurrence. The parsimonious representation thus obtained proves to be very convenient for the simulation of mul- tivariate

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Measurements of ship-induced flow and its effect on bank erosion  

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for prediction of drawdown and return velocity. The ship induced waves model is verified with field measurements. The method of energy computation for ship induced flow is developed in order to determine its relative contribution to bank erosion. In this study...

Yu, Hongbin

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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COS/HST FUV Grating Shipping Container Handling Procedure Date: November 30, 1999  

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COS/HST FUV Grating Shipping Container Handling Procedure Date: November 30, 1999 Document Number University of Colorado Campus Box 593 Boulder, Colorado 80309 #12;REVISIONS Letter ECO No. Description Check. Wilkinson 11-30-99 The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy Reviewed: COS/HST FUV Grating Shipping

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Ship Detection in Satellite Imagery Using Rank-Order Grayscale Hit-or-Miss Transforms  

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Ship Detection in Satellite Imagery Using Rank-Order Grayscale Hit-or-Miss Transforms Neal R. Harvey*, Reid Porter, James Theiler Space & Remote Sensing Sciences Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA ABSTRACT Ship detection from satellite imagery is something that has great

Theiler, James

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Centrality and vulnerability in liner shipping networks: revisiting the Northeast Asian port hierarchy  

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1 Centrality and vulnerability in liner shipping networks: revisiting the Northeast Asian port@parisgeo.cnrs.fr Sung-Woo LEE Korea Maritime Institute Shipping, Port & Logistics Research Department KBS media Center: revisiting the Northeast Asian port hierarchy Abstract This paper is essentially an empirical investigation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF BULK TRITIUM SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The Bulk Tritium Shipping Package was designed by Savannah River National Laboratory. This package will be used to transport tritium. As part of the requirements for certification, the package must be shown to meet the scenarios of the Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) defined in Code of Federal Regulations Title 10 Part 71 (10CFR71). The conditions include a sequential 30-foot drop event, 30-foot dynamic crush event, and a 40-inch puncture event. Finite Element analyses were performed to support and expand upon prototype testing. Cases similar to the tests were evaluated. Additional temperatures and orientations were also examined to determine their impact on the results. The peak stress on the package was shown to be acceptable. In addition, the strain on the outer drum as well as the inner containment boundary was shown to be acceptable. In conjunction with the prototype tests, the package was shown to meet its confinement requirements.

Jordan, J.

2010-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Flammability Analysis For Actinide Oxides Packaged In 9975 Shipping Containers  

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Packaging options are evaluated for compliance with safety requirements for shipment of mixed actinide oxides packaged in a 9975 Primary Containment Vessel (PCV). Radiolytic gas generation rates, PCV internal gas pressures, and shipping windows (times to reach unacceptable gas compositions or pressures after closure of the PCV) are calculated for shipment of a 9975 PCV containing a plastic bottle filled with plutonium and uranium oxides with a selected isotopic composition. G-values for radiolytic hydrogen generation from adsorbed moisture are estimated from the results of gas generation tests for plutonium oxide and uranium oxide doped with curium-244. The radiolytic generation of hydrogen from the plastic bottle is calculated using a geometric model for alpha particle deposition in the bottle wall. The temperature of the PCV during shipment is estimated from the results of finite element heat transfer analyses.

Laurinat, James E.; Askew, Neal M.; Hensel, Steve J.

2013-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION OF SHIPPING PACKAGE 9975-03431  

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Destructive and non-destructive examinations have been performed on specified components of shipping package 9975-03431. For those attributes that were also measured during the field surveillance, no significant changes were observed. All observations and test results met identified criteria, or were collected for information and trending purposes. Except for modest corrosion of the lead shield (which is typical of these packages following several years service), no evidence of a degraded condition was found in this package. The Savannah River Site (SRS) stores packages containing plutonium (Pu) materials in the KArea Complex (KAC). The Pu materials are packaged per the DOE 3013 Standard and stored within Model 9975 shipping packages in KAC. The KAC facility DSA (Document Safety Analysis) credits the Model 9975 package to perform several safety functions, including criticality prevention, impact resistance, containment, and fire resistance to ensure the plutonium materials remain in a safe configuration during normal and accident conditions. The Model 9975 package is expected to perform its safety function for at least 12 years from initial packaging. The DSA recognizes the degradation potential for the materials of package construction over time in the KAC storage environment and requires an assessment of materials performance to validate the assumptions of the analysis and ultimately predict service life. As part of the comprehensive Model 9975 package surveillance program, destructive examination of package 9975-03431 was performed following field surveillance in accordance with Reference. Field surveillance of the Model 9975 package in KAC included nondestructive examination of the drum, fiberboard, lead shield and containment vessels. Results of the field surveillance are provided in Attachment 1.

Daugherty, W.

2012-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquefaction of natural gas to methanol for shipping and storage  

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The penetration of natural gas into distant markets can be substantially increased by a new methanol synthesis process under development at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The new methanol process is made possible by the discovery of a catalyst that drops synthesis temperatures from about 275/sup 0/C to about 100/sup 0/C. The new low temperature liquid catalyst can convert synthesis gas completely to methanol in a single pass through the methanol synthesis reactor. This characteristic leads to a further major improvement in the methanol plant. As a result of process design factors made possible by the BNL catalyst, the plant required to convert natural gas to methanol is very simple. Conversion of natural gas to methanol requires two chemical reactions, both of which are exothermic, and thus represent a loss of heating value in the feed natural gas. This loss is about 20% of the feed gas energy, and is, therefore, higher than the 10% loss in energy in natural gas liquefaction, which is a simpler physical - not a chemical - change. The energy disadvantage of the methanol option must be balanced against the advantage of a much lower capital investment requirement made possible by the new BNL synthesis. Preliminary estimates show that methanol conversion and shipping require an investment for liquefaction to methanol, and shipping liquefied methanol that can range from 35 to 50% of the capital needed for the LNG plant and LNG tanker fleet. This large reduction in capital requirements is expected to make liquefaction to methanol attractive in many cases where the LNG capital needs are prohibitive. 3 tabs.

O'Hare, T.E.; Sapienza, R.S.; Mahajan, D.; Skaperdas, G.T.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biological Shipping Request Form MTAs, Export Reviews, Exportation/importation permits and any needed customs forms are the  

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Jan 2010 Biological Shipping Request Form MTAs, Export Reviews, Exportation/importation permits *Infectious to: Humans Animals Plants *CDC/ USDA permit required: Yes No *Exotic: Yes No *Select Shipping

Houston, Paul L.

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Exploring the use of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to develop systems architectures in naval ship design  

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The U.S. Navy designs and operates the most technologically advanced ships in the world. These ships incorporate the latest in weapons technology, phased array antennas, composite structures, signature reduction, survivability, ...

Tepper, Nadia A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Availability of soil organic phosphorus and fertilizer phosphorus applied to coastal bermudagrass (cynodon dactylon l.) on Houston black clay  

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) for different tillage-P treatments during 1976. Mean available P (using 1. 4N NH40Ac extract solution) for different tillage-P treatments during 1976. 46 52 54 61 64 69 70 INTRODUCTION A gradual decline in the annual forage production of recently... con- stitutes the. greatest proportion of the total P in many soils. Supak (1969) found that 46/ of the total P in the check p'lot in a Houston Black clay was organic P. Organic Phosphorus Organic P generally constitutes about 25-75K of the total...

Krautmann, Jolly Yang

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from the Solar Hidden Photon Search (SHIPS)  

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We present the results of a search for transversely polarised hidden photons (HPs) with $\\sim 3$ eV energies emitted from the Sun. These hypothetical particles, known also as paraphotons or dark sector photons, are theoretically well motivated for example by string theory inspired extensions of the Standard Model. Solar HPs of sub-eV mass can convert into photons of the same energy (photon$\\leftrightarrow$HP oscillations are similar to neutrino flavour oscillations). At SHIPS this would take place inside a long light-tight high-vacuum tube, which tracks the Sun. The generated photons would then be focused into a low-noise photomultiplier at the far end of the tube. Our analysis of 330 h of data (and {330 h} of background characterisation) reveals no signal of photons from solar hidden photon conversion. We estimate the rate of newly generated photons due to this conversion to be smaller than 25 mHz/m$^2$ at the 95$%$ C.L. Using this and a recent model of solar HP emission, we set stringent constraints on $\\ch...

Schwarz, Matthias; Lindner, Axel; Redondo, Javier; Ringwald, Andreas; Schneide, Magnus; Susol, Jaroslaw; Wiedemann, Günter

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION OF SHIPPING PACKAGE 9975-06100  

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Destructive and non-destructive examinations have been performed on specified components of shipping package 9975-06100. This package was selected for examination based on several characteristics: - This was the first destructively examined package in which the fiberboard assembly was fabricated from softwood fiberboard. - The package contained a relatively high heat load to contribute to internal temperature, which is a key environmental factor for fiberboard degradation. - The package has been stored in the middle or top of a storage array since its receipt in K- Area, positions that would contribute to increased service temperatures. No significant changes were observed for attributes that were measured during both field surveillance and destructive examination. Except for the axial gap, all observations and test results met identified criteria, or were collected for information and trending purposes. The axial gap met the 1 inch maximum criterion during field surveillance, but was just over the criterion during SRNL measurements. When re-measured at a later date, it again met the criterion. The bottom of the lower fiberboard assembly and the drum interior had two small stains at matching locations, suggestive of water intrusion. However, the fiberboard assembly did not contain any current evidence of excess moisture. No evidence of a degraded condition was found in this package. Despite exposure to the elevated temperatures of this higher-then-average wattage package, properties of the fiberboard and O-rings are consistent with those of new packages.

Daugherty, W.

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of radiation exposure for naval units of Operation Crossroads. Volume 2. (Appendix A) target ships. Technical report  

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External radiation doses are reconstructed for crews of support and target ships of Joint Task Force One at Operation CROSSROADS, 1946. Volume I describes the reconstruction methodology, which consists of modeling the radiation environment, to include the radioactivity of lagoon water, target ships, and support ship contamination; retracing ship paths through this environment; and calculating the doses to shipboard personnel. The USS RECLAIMER, a support ship, is selected as a representative ship to demonstrate this methodology. Doses for all other ships are summarized. Volume II (Appendix A) details the results for target ship personnel. Volume III (Appendix B) details the results for support ship personnel. Calculated doses for more than 36,000 personnel aboard support ships while at Bikini range from zero to 1.7 rem. Of those, approximately 34,000 are less than 0.5 rem. From the models provided, doses due to target ship reboarding and doses accrued after departure from Bikini can be calculated, based on the individual circumstances of exposure.

Weitz, R.; Thomas, C.; Klemm, J.; Stuart, J.; Knowles, M.

1982-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of radiation exposure for naval units of Operation Crossroads. Volume 3. (Appendix B) support ships. Technical report  

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External radiation doses are reconstructed for crews of support and target ships of Joint Task Force One at Operation CROSSROADS, 1946. Volume I describes the reconstruction methodology, which consists of modeling the radiation environment, to include the radioactivity of lagoon water, target ships, and support ship contamination; retracing ship paths through this environment; and calculating the doses to shipboard personnel. The USS RECLAIMER, a support ship, is selected as a representative ship to demonstrate this methodology. Doses for all other ships are summarized. Volume II (Appendix A) details the results for target ship personnel. Volume III (Appendix B) details the results for support ship personnel. Calculated doses for more than 36,000 personnel aboard support ships while at Bikini range from zero to 1.7 rem. Of those approximately 34,000 are less than 0.5 rem. From the models provided, doses due to target ship reboarding and doses accrued after departure from Bikini can be calculated, based on the individual circumstances of exposure.

Weitz, R.; Thomas, C.; Klemm, J.; Stuart, J.; Knowles, M.

1982-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety analysis report for packaging for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory TRA Type 1 Shipping Container and TRA Type 2 Shipping Capsule  

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The TRA Type I Shipping Container and TRA Type II Shipping Capsule were designed and fabricated at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory as special form containers for the transport of non-fissile radioisotopes and fissile radioisotopes in exempt quantities. The Type I container measures 0.75 in. outside diameter and 3.000 in long. The Type II capsule is 0.495 in. outside diameter 2.000 in. long. The container and capsule were tested and evaluated to determine their compliance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 173, which governs packages for special form radioactive material. This report is based upon those tests and evaluations. The results of those tests and evaluations demonstrate the container and capsule are in full compliance with the special form shipping container regulations of 49 CFR 173.

Havlovick, B.J.

1992-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A Probabilistic Model of Flooding Loads on Transverse Watertight Bulkheads in the Event of Hull Damage  

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of Shipping, Houston, Texas, USA Floating System Engineering Department, Technip-Coflexip, Houston, Texas reflect those of the authors and not necessarily those of the American Bureau of Shipping or of Technip

Bhattacharya, Baidurya

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Zero Kinetic Energy Photofragment Spectroscopy: The Threshold Dissociation of NO2 J. A. Mueller, S. A. Rogers, and Paul L. Houston*  

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at the dissociation threshold of, while for higher energies, a new peak occurs as the energy threshold is reachedZero Kinetic Energy Photofragment Spectroscopy: The Threshold Dissociation of NO2 J. A. Mueller, S. A. Rogers, and Paul L. Houston* Department of Chemistry, Cornell UniVersity, Ithaca, New York 14853

Houston, Paul L.

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Athermalized channeled spectropolarimeter enhancement.  

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Channeled spectropolarimetry can measure the complete polarization state of light as a function of wavelength. Typically, a channeled spectropolarimeter uses high order retarders made of uniaxial crystal to amplitude modulate the measured spectrum with the spectrally-dependent Stokes polarization information. A primary limitation of conventional channeled spectropolarimeters is related to the thermal variability of the retarders. Thermal variation often forces frequent system recalibration, particularly for field deployed systems. However, implementing thermally stable retarders, made of biaxial crystal, results in an athermal channeled spectropolarimeter that relieves the need for frequent recalibration. This report presents experimental results for an anthermalized channeled spectropolarimeter prototype produced using potassium titanyl phosphate. The results of this prototype are compared to the current thermal stabilization state of the art. Finally, the application of the technique to the thermal infrared is studied, and the athermalization concept is applied to an infrared imaging spectropolarimeter design.

Jones, Julia Craven; Way, Brandyn Michael; Mercier, Jeffrey Alan; Hunt, Jeffery P.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LLaannggeerrhhaannss LLaabb PPrroottooccoollss Shipping from NCSU.docx Page 1 of 1  

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Ex. Packaging: When shipping biological samples make sure you follow the guidelines set forth here: http://www.ncsu.edu/ehs/dot, cardboard boxes, Styrofoam boxes, bubble wrap, and ice packs depending on what you need. Dry Ice can

Langerhans, Brian

254

Modeling and simulation of an all electric ship in random seas  

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This Masters thesis, conducted in support of the All Electric Ship (AES) early design effort, presents two computational programs for analysis and simulation: a full-scale, end-to-end AES simulator and an analytical ...

Schmitt, Kyle (Kyle P.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

ESRDC ship notional baseline Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) architecture thermal simulation and visualization  

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This work presents a fast visualization and thermal simulation tool developed as part of the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC) funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) that is capable of providing ...

Chryssostomidis, Chryssostomos

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Real options for naval ship design and acquisition : a method for valuing flexibility under uncertainty  

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The United States Navy is facing a need for a novel surface combatant capability. This new system of ships must be deigned to meet the uncertainty associated with constantly changing required mission capabilities, threats, ...

Gregor, Jeffrey Allen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Projection of fractures in ships for the evaluation of fatigue resistant designs  

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Cracks in ships have been of great concern to the maritime industry for a very long time. The problem is controlled by improving design, minimizing operating stresses and through regular inspections and repairs. The big ...

Hadjiyiannis, Nicholas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Development of an early stage ship design tool for rapid modeling in Paramarine  

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In early-stage ship design, it is helpful to perform preliminary design and analysis on many configurations to assist in developing and narrowing the trade space. This process is further complicated with the increasing ...

Thurkins, Eric J., Jr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Improving the parametric method of cost estimating relationships of naval ships  

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In light of recent military budget cuts, there has been a recent focus on determining methods to reduce the cost of Navy ships. A RAND National Defense Research Institute study showed many sources of cost escalation for ...

Lee, Ungtae (Jeremy Ungtae)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Applying lean manufacturing initiatives to naval ship repair centers : implementation and lessons learned  

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The United States Navy is under pressure to reduce the cost of fleet maintenance in order to redirect funds for the construction of new ships and submarines. The Navy looks to private industry for process improvement ideas ...

Murphy, Brian P. (Brian Patrick), 1963-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing intermodal transportation in Europe through realizing the value of short sea shipping  

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This thesis describes the role of short sea shipping within the transportation network in the European Union. It examines the existence of externalities relating to congestion, infrastructure, air pollution, noise, and ...

Tenekecioglu, Goksel

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Criteria for cesium capsules to be shipped as special form radioactive material  

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The purpose of this report is to compile all the documentation which defines the criteria for Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF) cesium capsules at the IOTECH facility and Applied Radiant Energy Corporation (ARECO) to be shipped as special form radioactive material in the Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) Cask. The capsules were originally approved as special form in 1975, but in 1988 the integrity of the capsules came into question. WHC developed the Pre-shipment Acceptance Test Criteria for capsules to meet in order to be shipped as special form material. The Department of Energy approved the criteria and directed WHC to ship the capsules at IOTECH and ARECO meeting this criteria to WHC as special form material.

Lundeen, J.E.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Multi-Factor Model of Correlated Commodity - Forward Curves for Crude Oil and Shipping Markets  

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An arbitrage free multi-factor model is developed of the correlated forward curves of the crude oil, gasoline, heating oil and tanker shipping markets. Futures contracts trading on public exchanges are used as the primary ...

Ellefsen, Per Einar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Advanced perception, navigation and planning for autonomous in-water ship hull inspection  

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Inspection of ship hulls and marine structures using autonomous underwater vehicles has emerged as a unique and challenging application of robotics. The problem poses rich questions in physical design and operation, ...

Hover, Franz S.

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

265

More than a Hull: Religious Ritual and Sacred Space on Board the Ancient Ship  

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Greco-Roman religion in the ancient Mediterranean permeated aspects of everyday life, including seafaring. Besides cargo, ships transported mariners' religious beliefs from port to port, thus disseminating religious culture. Shipboard ritual...

Atkins, Carrie E.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

266

The effects of wave groups on the nonlinear simulation of ship motion in random seas  

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Historically, the analysis of ship motion and loading responses has been performed in the frequency domain with both linear response amplitude operators and wave energy density spectra. This method, therefore, did not account for the nonlinear...

Richer, Jeffrey A.

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

267

Venetian ships and seafaring up to the nautical revolution: a study based on artistic representations of ships and boats before ca. 1450  

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in its entirety. " This study does just that for the medieval maritime art of Venice. It surveys the medieval art of the Veneto region in northeast Italy, and presents a catalog and analysis of the ship and boat representations from that region dating... the availability and type of ship and boat depictions found in Venetian art are addressed. History of Venice The lagoons of Venice were first settled by refugees fleeing from a series of barbarian invasions that devastated the cities of northeast Italy...

Ray, Lillian Elizabeth

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

LEVERAGING AGING MATERIALS DATA TO SUPPORT EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION SHIPPING PACKAGES SERVICE LIFE  

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Nuclear material inventories are increasingly being transferred to interim storage locations where they may reside for extended periods of time. Use of a shipping package to store nuclear materials after the transfer has become more common for a variety of reasons. Shipping packages are robust and have a qualified pedigree for performance in normal operation and accident conditions but are only certified over an approved transportation window. The continued use of shipping packages to contain nuclear material during interim storage will result in reduced overall costs and reduced exposure to workers. However, the shipping package materials of construction must maintain integrity as specified by the safety basis of the storage facility throughout the storage period, which is typically well beyond the certified transportation window. In many ways, the certification processes required for interim storage of nuclear materials in shipping packages is similar to life extension programs required for dry cask storage systems for commercial nuclear fuels. The storage of spent nuclear fuel in dry cask storage systems is federally-regulated, and over 1500 individual dry casks have been in successful service up to 20 years in the US. The uncertainty in final disposition will likely require extended storage of this fuel well beyond initial license periods and perhaps multiple re-licenses may be needed. Thus, both the shipping packages and the dry cask storage systems require materials integrity assessments and assurance of continued satisfactory materials performance over times not considered in the original evaluation processes. Test programs for the shipping packages have been established to obtain aging data on materials of construction to demonstrate continued system integrity. The collective data may be coupled with similar data for the dry cask storage systems and used to support extending the service life of shipping packages in both transportation and storage.

Dunn, K. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Bellamy, S. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Daugherty, W. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Sindelar, R. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Skidmore, E. [Savannah River National Laboratory

2013-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Operations manual for the Beneficial Uses Shipping System cask. Revision 1  

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This document is the Operations Manual for the Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) cask. These operating instructions address requirements; for loading, shipping, and unloading, supplementing general operational information found in the BUSS Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), SAND 83-0698. Use of the BUSS cask is authorized by Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the shipment of special form cesium chloride or strontium flouride capsules.

Bronowski, D.R.; Yoshimura, H.R.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

The history and development of ships' bilge pumps, 1500-1840  

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, 1984 Major Subject: Anthropology THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SHIPS' BILGE PUMPS, 1500-1840 A Thesis by THOMAS JAMES OERTLING Approved as to style and content by: Richard Steffy (Chairman) George . Bass (Member) D. L. Hamilton (Member...) Henr C. Schmidt Member) Vaughn . Bryant (Head of Department) May, 1984 ABSTRACT The History and Development of Ships' Bilge Pumps, 1500-1840 (May, 1984) Thomas James Oertling, B. S. , Tulane University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Mr. J...

Oertling, Thomas J

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A Digital Library Approach to the Reconstruction of Ancient Sunken Ships  

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A DIGITAL LIBRARY APPROACH TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ANCIENT SUNKEN SHIPS A Dissertation by CARLOS A. MONROY COBAR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2010 Major Subject: Computer Science A DIGITAL LIBRARY APPROACH TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ANCIENT SUNKEN SHIPS A Dissertation by CARLOS A. MONROY COBAR Submitted to the Office...

Monroy Cobar, Carlos A.

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

272

Accepted SNAME Annual Meeting T&R 2003 and SNAME Transactions 2003 Modeling Motion and Loads on Stranded Ships in Waves  

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and motions on a stranded ship in waves. In this paper, a model for predict- ing ship motion and ground jk - ground reaction dynamic stiffness matrix - wave frequency kx - complex ship motion magnitude-grounding structural loads. This paper describes the dynamic effect of waves on stranded ship motion and loads

Brown, Alan

273

Life cycle assessment of ship-generated waste management of Luka Koper  

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Sea ports and the related maritime activities (e.g. shipping, shipbuilding, etc.) are one of the main driver of Europe's growth, jobs, competitiveness and prosperity. The continuously growth of shipping sectors has however introduced some environmental concerns, particularly with respect to ship-generated waste management. The port of Koper, one of the major ports on the northern Adriatic Coast, is the focus of this study. In this paper, a life cycle assessment was performed to identify and quantify the environmental impacts caused by the ship-generated waste management of port of Koper. Carcinogens substance (e.g. dioxins) and inorganic emissions, especially heavy metals, resulted to be the most critical environmental issues, while the fossil fuels consumption is reduced by recovery of ship-generated oils. Moreover, the final treatment of ship waste was found to be critical phase of the management, and the landfill have a significant contribute to the overall environmental load. These results can be useful in the identification of the best practices and in the implementation of waste management plans in ports.

Zuin, Stefano, E-mail: sz.cvr@vegapark.ve.i [Consorzio Venezia Ricerche, Via della Liberta 12, c/o PST VEGA, 30175 Venice (Italy); Belac, Elvis; Marzi, Boris [Luka Koper d.d., Vojkovo nabrezje 38, SI - 6501 Koper (Slovenia)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

A NOVEL PROCESS TO USE SALT CAVERNS TO RECEIVE SHIP BORNE LNG  

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This cooperative research project validates use of man made salt caverns to receive and store the cargoes of LNG ships in lieu of large liquid LNG tanks. Salt caverns will not tolerate direct injection of LNG because it is a cryogenic liquid, too cold for contact with salt. This research confirmed the technical processes and the economic benefits of pressuring the LNG up to dense phase, warming it to salt compatible temperatures and then directly injecting the dense phase gas into salt caverns for storage. The use of salt caverns to store natural gas sourced from LNG imports, particularly when located offshore, provides a highly secure, large scale and lower cost import facility as an alternative to tank based LNG import terminals. This design can unload a ship in the same time as unloading at a tank based terminal. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve uses man made salt caverns to securely store large quantities of crude oil. Similarly, this project describes a novel application of salt cavern gas storage technologies used for the first time in conjunction with LNG receiving. The energy industry uses man made salt caverns to store an array of gases and liquids but has never used man made salt caverns directly in the importation of LNG. This project has adapted and expanded the field of salt cavern storage technology and combined it with novel equipment and processes to accommodate LNG importation. The salt cavern based LNG receiving terminal described in the project can be located onshore or offshore, but the focus of the design and cost estimates has been on an offshore location, away from congested channels and ports. The salt cavern based terminal can provide large volumes of gas storage, high deliverability from storage, and is simplified in operation compared to tank based LNG terminals. Phase I of this project included mathematical modeling that proved a salt cavern based receiving terminal could be built at lower capital cost, and would have significantly higher delivery capacity, shorter construction time, and be much more secure than a conventional liquid tank based terminal. Operating costs of a salt cavern terminal are lower than tank based terminals because ''boil off'' is eliminated and maintenance costs of caverns are lower than LNG tanks. Phase II included the development of offshore mooring designs, wave tank tests, high pressure LNG pump field tests, heat exchanger field tests, and development of a model offshore LNG facility and cavern design. Engineers designed a model facility, prepared equipment lists, and confirmed capital and operating costs. In addition, vendors quoted fabrication and installation costs, confirming that an offshore salt cavern based LNG terminal would have lower capital and operating costs than a similarly sized offshore tank based terminal. Salt cavern storage is infinitely more secure than surface storage tanks, far less susceptible to accidents or purposeful damage, and much more acceptable to the community. More than thirty industry participants provided cost sharing, technical expertise, and guidance in the conduct and evaluation of the field tests, facility design and operating and cost estimates. Their close participation has accelerated the industry's acceptance of the conclusions of this research. The industry participants also developed and submitted several alternative designs for offshore mooring and for high pressure LNG heat exchangers in addition to those that were field tested in this project. HNG Storage, a developer, owner, and operator of natural gas storage facilities, and a participant in the DOE research has announced they will lead the development of the first offshore salt cavern based LNG import facility. Which will be called the Freedom LNG Terminal. It will be located offshore Louisiana, and is expected to be jointly developed with other members of the research group yet to be named. An offshore port license application is scheduled to be filed by fourth quarter 2005 and the terminal could be operational by 2009. This terminal allows the large volume importa

Michael M. McCall; William M. Bishop; Marcus Krekel; James F. Davis; D. Braxton Scherz

2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

275

Fractional channel multichannel analyzer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multichannel analyzer incorporating the features of the present invention obtains the effect of fractional channels thus greatly reducing the number of actual channels necessary to record complex line spectra. This is accomplished by using an analog-to-digital converter in the asynchronous mode, i.e., the gate pulse from the pulse height-to-pulse width converter is not synchronized with the signal from a clock oscillator. This saves power and reduces the number of components required on the board to achieve the effect of radically expanding the number of channels without changing the circuit board. 9 figs.

Brackenbush, L.W.; Anderson, G.A.

1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

276

Laboratory Experiments and Hydrodynamic Modeling of a Bed Leveler Used to Level the Bottom of Ship Channels after Dredging  

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attached parallel to the trench ???? 4 5. Production cycle of a bed leveler ????????????????? 12 6. Elevation and plan view of dredge/tow tank in the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory at Texas A&M University ?????????? 13 7... Page 18. Net used to prevent fine sand from leaving the tank when water is drained to reform sand bed after bed leveling ?????????????? 25 19. Dredge carriage at sediment pit in Texas A&M dredge/tow tank ??? 26 20. Control...

Paul, Ephraim Udo

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

277

Side-Channel Oscilloscope  

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Side-Channel Analysis used for codebreaking could be used constructively as a probing tool for internal gates in integrated circuits. This paper outlines basic methods and mathematics for that purpose

Chaudhuri, Sumanta

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Distributed Precoding for MISO Interference Channels with Channel Mean Feedback  

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Distributed Precoding for MISO Interference Channels with Channel Mean Feedback: Algorithms precoding algorithms for multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channels, where each trans- mitter- antenna wireless interference channels [5]-[7]. For multiple- input single-output (MISO) interference

Ulukus, Sennur

279

Truck and rail charges for shipping spent fuel and nuclear waste  

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The Pacific Northwest Laboratory developed techniques for calculating estimates of nuclear-waste shipping costs and compiled a listing of representative data that facilitate incorporation of reference shipping costs into varius logistics analyses. The formulas that were developed can be used to estimate costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel or nuclear waste by either legal-weight truck or general-freight rail. The basic data for this study were obtained from tariffs of a truck carrier licensed to serve the 48 contiguous states and from various rail freight tariff guides. Also, current transportation regulations as issued by the US Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were investigated. The costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear waste, as addressed by the tariff guides, are based on a complex set of conditions involving the shipment origin, route, destination, weight, size, and volume and the frequency of shipments, existing competition, and the length of contracts. While the complexity of these conditions is an important factor in arriving at a ''correct'' cost, deregulation of the transportation industry means that costs are much more subject to negotiation and, thus, the actual fee that will be charged will not be determined until a shipping contract is actually signed. This study is designed to provide the baseline data necessary for making comparisons of the estimated costs of shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear wastes by truck and rail transportation modes. The scope of the work presented in this document is limited to the costs incurred for shipping, and does not include packaging, cask purchase/lease costs, or local fees placed on shipments of radioactive materials.

McNair, G.W.; Cole, B.M.; Cross, R.E.; Votaw, E.F.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Analysis of mixing layer heights inferred from radiosonde, wind profiler, airborne lidar, airborne microwave temperature profiler, and in-situ aircraft data during the Texas 2000 air quality study in Houston, TX  

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The mixing layer (ML) heights inferred from radiosondes, wind profilers, airborne lidar, airborne microwave temperature profiler (MTP), and in-situ aircraft data were compared during the Texas 2000 Air Quality Study in the Houston area...

Smith, Christina Lynn

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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281

State of Nevada comments on the OCRWM from-reactor spent fuel shipping cask preliminary design reports  

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The design of spent fuels shipping casks is described. Two casks from two different contractors are presented. The design needs are based on the OCRWM'S program specifications. (CBS)

Halstead, R.J.; Audin, L.; Hoskins, R.E.; Snedeker, D.F.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Channel plate for DNA sequencing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a channel plate that facilitates data compaction in DNA sequencing. The channel plate has a length, a width and a thickness, and further has a plurality of channels that are parallel. Each channel has a depth partially through the thickness of the channel plate. Additionally an interface edge permits electrical communication across an interface through a buffer to a deposition membrane surface. 15 figs.

Douthart, R.J.; Crowell, S.L.

1998-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

283

MEMS in microfluidic channels.  

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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) comprise a new class of devices that include various forms of sensors and actuators. Recent studies have shown that microscale cantilever structures are able to detect a wide range of chemicals, biomolecules or even single bacterial cells. In this approach, cantilever deflection replaces optical fluorescence detection thereby eliminating complex chemical tagging steps that are difficult to achieve with chip-based architectures. A key challenge to utilizing this new detection scheme is the incorporation of functionalized MEMS structures within complex microfluidic channel architectures. The ability to accomplish this integration is currently limited by the processing approaches used to seal lids on pre-etched microfluidic channels. This report describes Sandia's first construction of MEMS instrumented microfluidic chips, which were fabricated by combining our leading capabilities in MEMS processing with our low-temperature photolithographic method for fabricating microfluidic channels. We have explored in-situ cantilevers and other similar passive MEMS devices as a new approach to directly sense fluid transport, and have successfully monitored local flow rates and viscosities within microfluidic channels. Actuated MEMS structures have also been incorporated into microfluidic channels, and the electrical requirements for actuation in liquids have been quantified with an elegant theory. Electrostatic actuation in water has been accomplished, and a novel technique for monitoring local electrical conductivities has been invented.

Ashby, Carol Iris Hill; Okandan, Murat; Michalske, Terry A.; Sounart, Thomas L.; Matzke, Carolyn M.

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

QKD Quantum Channel Authentication  

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Several simple yet secure protocols to authenticate the quantum channel of various QKD schemes, by coupling the photon sender's knowledge of a shared secret and the QBER Bob observes, are presented. It is shown that Alice can encrypt certain portions of the information needed for the QKD protocols, using a sequence whose security is based on computational-complexity, without compromising all of the sequence's entropy. It is then shown that after a Man-in-the-Middle attack on the quantum and classical channels, there is still enough entropy left in the sequence for Bob to detect the presence of Eve by monitoring the QBER. Finally, it is shown that the principles presented can be implemented to authenticate the quantum channel associated with any type of QKD scheme, and they can also be used for Alice to authenticate Bob.

J. T. Kosloski

2006-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

285

Western Empire: the deep water wreck of a mid-nineteenth century wooden sailing ship  

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WORKING LIFE OF WESTERN EMPIRE Britain-India Trade 1862-1863 The crew on Western Empire's maiden voyage to India consisted of 37 men and 6 apprentices. The men ranged in age from 14, an ordinary seaman, to 50, the ship’s master. The average age..., 1 second mate, 2 carpenters, 1 butler, 1 sailmaker, 1 cook, 24 seamen, 3 stewards, 1 boy, and 6 apprentices. However, not all of those who signed on for the voyage completed the round trip back to London (CA 1862). Western Empire left Liverpool...

Levin, Joshua Aaron

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

286

Ships and shipbuilding in Mesopotamia (ca. 3000-2000 B.C.)  

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SHIPS AND SHIPBUILDING IN MESOPOTAMIA (CA. 3000-2000 B. C. ) A Thesis by TOMMI TAPANI MAKELA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A8 M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS... May 2002 Major Subject: Anthropology SHIPS AND SHIPBUILDING IN MESOPOTAMIA (CA. 3000-2000 B. C. ) A Thesis by TOMMI TAPANI MAKELA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Ma?kela?, Tommi Tapani

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

The development of external sanitary facilities aboard ships of the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries  

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and aft) which had lightweight, small scale addit1ons of platforms or deck1ng at either or both ends, the average sailing ships of the 13th and 14th centuries evolved by the 15th century into vessels with dist1nct, characteristic bu1lt-up features... and descriptive accounts of voyages, secondary h1stor1c treatments of voyages; general works on seafar1ng, ships and the1r construction, and 11fe at sea; h1stories of medicine and sanitation, nautical medicine, and naval hygiene; and archaeological reports...

Simmons, Joe J

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Hybrid Zero-capacity Channels  

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There are only two known kinds of zero-capacity channels. The first kind produces entangled states that have positive partial transpose, and the second one - states that are cloneable. We consider the family of 'hybrid' quantum channels, which lies in the intersection of the above classes of channels and investigate its properties. It gives rise to the first explicit examples of the channels, which create bound entangled states that have the property of being cloneable to the arbitrary finite number of parties. Hybrid channels provide the first example of highly cloneable binding entanglement channels, for which known superactivation protocols must fail - superactivation is the effect where two channels each with zero quantum capacity having positive capacity when used together. We give two methods to construct a hybrid channel from any binding entanglement channel. We also find the low-dimensional counterparts of hybrid states - bipartite qubit states which are extendible and possess two-way key.

Sergii Strelchuk; Jonathan Oppenheim

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

289

Channeling through Bent Crystals  

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Bent crystals have demonstrated potential for use in beam collimation. A process called channeling is when accelerated particle beams are trapped by the nuclear potentials in the atomic planes within a crystal lattice. If the crystal is bent then the particles can follow the bending angle of the crystal. There are several different effects that are observed when particles travel through a bent crystal including dechanneling, volume capture, volume reflection and channeling. With a crystal placed at the edge of a particle beam, part of the fringe of the beam can be deflected away towards a detector or beam dump, thus helping collimate the beam. There is currently FORTRAN code by Igor Yazynin that has been used to model the passage of particles through a bent crystal. Using this code, the effects mentioned were explored for beam energy that would be seen at the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests (FACET) at a range of crystal orientations with respect to the incoming beam. After propagating 5 meters in vacuum space past the crystal the channeled particles were observed to separate from most of the beam with some noise due to dechanneled particles. Progressively smaller bending radii, with corresponding shorter crystal lengths, were compared and it was seen that multiple scattering decreases with the length of the crystal therefore allowing for cleaner detection of the channeled particles. The input beam was then modified and only a portion of the beam sent through the crystal. With the majority of the beam not affected by the crystal, most particles were not deflected and after propagation the channeled particles were seen to be deflected approximately 5mm. After a portion of the beam travels through the crystal, the entire beam was then sent through a quadrupole magnet, which increased the separation of the channeled particles from the remainder of the beam to a distance of around 20mm. A different code, which was developed at SLAC, was used to create an angular profile plot which was compared to what was produced by Yazynin's code for a beam with no multiple scattering. The results were comparable, with volume reflection and channeling effects observed and the range of crystal orientations at which volume reflection is seen was about 1 mrad in both simulations.

Mack, Stephanie; /Ottawa U. /SLAC

2012-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

290

Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships: Diesel Engine Particulate Emission Reduction via Lube-Oil-Consumption Control  

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1 Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships: Diesel Engine Particulate Emission Reduction via Lube the effectiveness of reducing engine lube-oil consumption as a means to reduce particulate pollutants. In this study-lube-oil-consumption designs, for example, could be an option with existing engines. AIR POLLUTION FROM SHIPS The motivation

Brown, Alan

291

Cornell University/CALS Shipping Paper prepared by CALS (M.L. Cummings); v. 5/5/98  

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Cornell University/CALS Shipping Paper prepared by CALS (M.L. Cummings); v. 5/5/98 DATE: Note: This shipping paper is to be used only when transporting chemicals in a state vehicle. TO Name or may not contact a regulatory agency. You must contact Environmental Compliance (ECO, 607

Pawlowski, Wojtek

292

Wideband Fading Channels With Feedback  

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The Rayleigh flat fading channel at low SNR is considered. With full channel state information (CSI) at the transmitter and receiver, its capacity is shown to be essentially SNR log(1SNR) nats/symbol, as SNR goes to zero. ...

Borade, Shashi

293

Reducing power transients in diesel-electric dynamically positioned ships using re-positioning  

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Reducing power transients in diesel-electric dynamically positioned ships using re--A thrust allocation method with a functionality to assist power management systems by using the hull the power consumption in the thrusters when a sharp increase in power consumption is demanded elsewhere

Johansen, Tor Arne

294

Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Surface Waves caused by Surface Effect Ships Dynamics and Kinematics  

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Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Surface Waves caused by Surface Effect Ships Dynamics and Kinematics Hong Gun Sung½ and Stephan T. Grilli¾ ½ Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Daejeon model fully nonlinear free surface waves caused by a translating dis- turbance made of a pressure patch

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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Mogens Blanke Adjunct Professor at Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, NTNU, Norway  

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Mogens Blanke Adjunct Professor at Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, NTNU, Norway Professor;DTU, Denmark & CeSOS, NTNU, Norway Position Mooring ­ essential in offshore Mooring lines provide deflection max 4-6 % of depth Abortion is extremely critical #12;DTU, Denmark & CeSOS, NTNU, Norway Diagnosis

Nørvåg, Kjetil

296

Shipping Personal Goods from Outside Canada to Students in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan  

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of Saskatchewan Personal shipments from outside Canada to the University of Saskatchewan are not permissible "University of Saskatchewan" in the address, or anywhere on the box or corresponding shipping documents originating outside Canada, and addressed to the University of Saskatchewan. Failure to pay duties and taxes

Peak, Derek

297

www.cesos.ntnu.no Author Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Offshore Wind Turbine Operation  

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1 www.cesos.ntnu.no Author ­ Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Offshore Wind Turbine Operation Structures Outline · Introduction · Wind Turbine Operational Conditions · Wind Turbine Operation under Atmospheric Icing · Wind Turbine Operation under Fault Condition · Conclusions www.cesos.ntnu.no M. Etemaddar

Nørvåg, Kjetil

298

Ice Sample Production Techniques and Indentation Tests for Laboratory Experiments Simulating Ship Collisions with Ice  

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questions involving the fracture of ice. METHODS For STePS2 investigations ice is variously produced usingIce Sample Production Techniques and Indentation Tests for Laboratory Experiments Simulating Ship Collisions with Ice Stephen E. Bruneau1 , Anna K. Dillenburg2 , and Simon Ritter2 1 Prof. of Civil

Bruneau, Steve

299

Archaeological evidence for ship eyes: an analysis of their form and function  

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range of hypotheses have been presented in attempts both to discredit the notion that they are ship eyes, and to re-classify these objects. Recent excavations of a Classical Period merchantman at TektaĂ?Â? Burnu uncovered a pair of marble discs...

Nowak, Troy Joseph

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

300

Physical test report for drop test of a 9974 radioactive material shipping packaging  

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This report presents the drop test results for the 9974 radioactive material shipping package being dropped onto 6-inch diameter, 40-inch long puncture pin. Also reported are the drop test resuls for a 30-foot impact that failed the drum confinement boundary. The purpose of these drops was to show that the package lid would remain attached to the drum.

Blanton, P.S. [Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Dr. Alan Brown and Juan Salcedo Multiple-Objective Optimization in Naval Ship Design  

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frontier and selected generations of feasi- ble designs are used to present results to the cus- tomer and effectiveness is maxi- mized. The heavy curve represents non-dominated solutions or the Pareto-optimal frontier of the frontier and cannot be rationally determined a priori. #12;Define Solution Space Random Population Ship

Brown, Alan

302

Ship emissions and air pollution in Present situation and future scenarios  

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AND OBJECTIVES 19 THE STUDY 19 MAIN CONCLUSIONS 20 PROJECT RESULTS 22 The AIS-based emission inventory 22.10 RESULTS: SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION 56 3 SHIP EMISSION INVENTORIES FOR AIR POLLUTION MODELLING 61 3.1 INTRODUCTION 61 3.2 "EMEP-REF" INVENTORY 62 3.3 "AIS-2007" AND "EMEP-2007" INVENTORIES 64 3.4 "AIS

303

A GAIN SCHEDULED CONTROL LAW FOR FIN/RUDDER ROLL STABILISATION OF SHIPS  

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A GAIN SCHEDULED CONTROL LAW FOR FIN/RUDDER ROLL STABILISATION OF SHIPS Hervé Tanguy , Guy Lebret leads to a gain-scheduled control law. The synthesis is based on multi-objective optimisation stabilisation; H control; Gain Scheduled Control; polytopic representation; LMI. 1. INTRODUCTION A major

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

304

Ship of the God: The Amun-Userhet in New Kingdom Egypt  

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The Amun-Userhet was a ship which played a crucial role in the development of religious thought in New Kingdom Egypt. The pharaoh and his entourage sailed down the Nile on its deck as part of a religious celebration called the Opet festival...

Collier, Megan

2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

305

John C. Pazik, Ph.D. Director of the Ship Systems and Engineering  

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technologies with acquisition programs of record. Working in close collaboration with a Flag Steering Board, anti-fouling coatings, timekeeping, solid state materials, fuel cells, non-linear dynamicsJohn C. Pazik, Ph.D. Director of the Ship Systems and Engineering Science and Technology Division

306

Advanced Perception, Navigation and Planning for Autonomous In-Water Ship Hull Inspection  

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commercialized at scale. On the other hand, unmanned underwater vehicles have become extraordinarily capable. Leonard Abstract Inspection of ship hulls and marine structures using autonomous underwater vehicles has-capacity com- munications, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) move freely and therefore usually require on

Kaess, Michael

307

www.cesos.ntnu.no Author Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Stationkeeping of moored structures  

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structures in drifting ice Li Zhou May 28th, 2013 #12;2 www.cesos.ntnu.no Author ­ Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Background Numerical model Ice model test Validation Extension: heading control Conclusions of stationkeeping in ice: · Dynamic global ice loads · Response of floating structures · Local ice loads

Nřrvĺg, Kjetil

308

A Bio-Inspired Multi-Agent System Framework for Real-Time Load Management in All-Electric Ship Power Systems  

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All-electric ship power systems have limited generation capacity and finite rotating inertia compared with large power systems. Moreover, all-electric ship power systems include large portions of nonlinear loads and dynamic loads relative...

Feng, Xianyong

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

309

Extremality conditions for generalized channels  

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A generalized channel is a completely positive map that preserves trace on a given subspace. We find conditions under which a generalized channel with respect to a positively generated subspace J is an extreme point in the set of all such generalized channels. As a special case, this yields extremality conditions for quantum protocols. In particular, we obtain new extremality conditions for quantum 1-testers with 2 outcomes, which correspond to yes/no measurements on the set of quantum channels.

Anna Jencova

2012-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

310

Reliability of the LaCoste-Romberg Surface Ship Gravity Meter S-9 during cruise 60-H-13 of the Texas A. & M. Research Vessel "Hidalgo"  

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ship gravity meter Disturbing external accelerations Correcting for ship accelerations Eotvos correction . Navigation control Purpose of investigation THE LaCOSTE-ROMBERG SURFACE SHIP GRAVITY METER General statement Horizontal accelerometers... in the gravity measurements that are many times greater than the permissible error. Hence, the effects of these accelerations must be eliminated. Also, accelerations produced by the Eotvos effect, due to the east-west component of ship speed, affect the meter...

Chiburis, Edward Frank

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Compliance Monitoring of Underwater Blasting for Rock Removal at Warrior Point, Columbia River Channel Improvement Project, 2009/2010  

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) conducted the 20-year Columbia River Channel Improvement Project (CRCIP) to deepen the navigation channel between Portland, Oregon, and the Pacific Ocean to allow transit of fully loaded Panamax ships (100 ft wide, 600 to 700 ft long, and draft 45 to 50 ft). In the vicinity of Warrior Point, between river miles (RM) 87 and 88 near St. Helens, Oregon, the USACE conducted underwater blasting and dredging to remove 300,000 yd3 of a basalt rock formation to reach a depth of 44 ft in the Columbia River navigation channel. The purpose of this report is to document methods and results of the compliance monitoring study for the blasting project at Warrior Point in the Columbia River.

Carlson, Thomas J.; Johnson, Gary E.; Woodley, Christa M.; Skalski, J. R.; Seaburg, Adam

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

312

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal Energy Management Program Technical Assistance Project 184 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory, Houston, Texas  

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This report documents the findings of an on-site energy audit of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laboratory in Houston, Texas. The focus of the audit was to identify various no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency opportunities that, once implemented, would reduce electricity and gas consumption and increase the operational efficiency of the building. This audit also provided an opportunity to identify potential capital cost projects that should be considered in the future to acquire additional energy (electric and gas) and water savings to further increase the operational efficiency of the building.

Arends, J.; Sandusky, William F.

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

313

USING A CONTAINMENT VESSEL LIFTING APPARATUS FOR REMOTE OPERATIONS OF SHIPPING PACKAGES  

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The 9977 and the 9975 shipping packages are used in various nuclear facilities within the Department of Energy. These shipping packages are often loaded in designated areas with designs using overhead cranes or A-frames with lifting winches. However, there are cases where loading operations must be performed in remote locations where these facility infrastructures do not exist. For these locations, a lifting apparatus has been designed to lift the containment vessels partially out of the package for unloading operations to take place. Additionally, the apparatus allows for loading and closure of the containment vessel and subsequent pre-shipment testing. This paper will address the design of the apparatus and the challenges associated with the design, and it will describe the use of the apparatus.

Loftin, Bradley [Savannah River National Laboratory; Koenig, Richard [Savannah River National Laboratory

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

314

Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU Californium Shipping Container  

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An analytical evaluation of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU Californium Shipping Container was made in order to demonstrate its compliance with the regulations governing off-site shipment of packages that contain radioactive material. The evaluation encompassed five primary categories: structural integrity, thermal resistance, radiation shielding, nuclear criticality safety, and quality assurance. The results of this evaluation demonstrate that the container complies with the applicable regulations.

Box, W.D.; Shappert, L.B.; Seagren, R.D.; Klima, B.B.; Jurgensen, M.C.; Hammond, C.R.; Watson, C.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Maintenance manual for the Beneficial Uses Shipping System cask. Revision 1  

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This document is the Maintenance Manual for the Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) cask. These instructions address requirements for maintenance, inspection, testing, and repair, supplementing general information found in the BUSS Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), SAND 83-0698. Use of the BUSS cask is authorized by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the shipment of special form cesium chloride or strontium flouride capsules.

Bronowski, D.R.; Yoshimura, H.R.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

State of Nevada comments on the OCRWM from-reactor spent fuel shipping cask preliminary design reports  

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The design of spent fuels shipping casks is described. Two casks from two different contractors are presented. The design needs are based on the OCRWM`S program specifications. (CBS)

Halstead, R.J.; Audin, L.; Hoskins, R.E.; Snedeker, D.F.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Degradation rates of advanced treatment effluents anticipated in the Trinity River Basin, Texas  

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technique was described originally by G. v. R. Marais , who used the procedure to study the deoxygenation rates (37) of sewage effluents and river water. Reynolds and Eckenfelder (38) used the method on Houston Ship Channel waters and found... it to be effective and reliable. This method, commonly known as the "Marais Technique, " was employed as a part of all three runs. Replicate samples indicated the nutrient stock had no effect on the rates of deoxygenation, and none of the subsequent Marais runs...

Esmond, Steven Earl

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Mirrored serpentine flow channels for fuel cell  

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A PEM fuel cell having serpentine flow field channels wherein the input/inlet legs of each channel border the input/inlet legs of the next adjacent channels in the same flow field, and the output/exit legs of each channel border the output/exit legs of the next adjacent channels in the same flow field. The serpentine fuel flow channels may be longer, and may contain more medial legs, than the serpentine oxidant flow channels.

Rock, Jeffrey Allan (Rochester, NY)

2000-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

319

Negative particle planar and axial channeling and channeling collimation  

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While information exists on high energy negative particle channeling there has been little study of the challenges of negative particle bending and channeling collimation. Partly this is because negative dechanneling lengths are relatively much shorter. Electrons are not particularly useful for investigating negative particle channeling effects because their material interactions are dominated by channeling radiation. Another important factor is that the current central challenge in channeling collimation is the proton-proton Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where both beams are positive. On the other hand in the future the collimation question might reemerge for electon-positron or muon colliders. Dechanneling lengths increase at higher energies so that part of the negative particle experimental challenge diminishes. In the article different approaches to determining negative dechanneling lengths are reviewed. The more complicated case for axial channeling is also discussed. Muon channeling as a tool to investigate dechanneling is also discussed. While it is now possible to study muon channeling it will probably not illuminate the study of negative dechanneling.

Carrigan, Richard A., Jr.; /Fermilab

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

STANDARD LAN -1 Fiber Channel  

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STANDARD LAN - 1 Fiber Channel Gruppo Reti TLC nome.cognome@polito.it http://www.telematica.polito.it/ #12;STANDARD LAN - 2 Fibre Channel · Born to interconnect mainframes and servers to storage systems: fibERs, but not only... · Interoperability with SCSI, Internet Protocol (IP), ... · Standard ANSI X3

Mellia, Marco

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On extreme Bosonic linear channels  

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The set of all channels with fixed input and output is convex. We first give a convenient formulation of necessary and sufficient condition for a channel to be extreme point of this set in terms of complementary channel, a notion of big importance in quantum information theory. This formulation is based on the general approach to extremality of completely positive maps in an operator algebra due to Arveson. We then apply this formulation to prove the main result of this note: under certain nondegeneracy conditions, purity of the environment is necessary and sufficient for extremality of Bosonic linear (quasi-free) channel. It follows that Gaussian channel between finite-mode Bosonic systems is extreme if and only if it has minimal noise.

A. S. Holevo

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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9/2/08 9:42 AMRice professor: Granite countertops may cause you harm | Chron.com -Houston Chronicle Page 1 of 3http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/moms/5908630.html  

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9/2/08 9:42 AMRice professor: Granite countertops may cause you harm | Chron.com - Houston Be wary of granite that glows Rice professor says countertops may be tainted with uranium By ALLAN TURNER. Some granite countertops, he says, contain high levels of uranium, which, by generating gamma radiation

Llope, William J.

323

Sea-surface topography of the Gulf of Mexico, based on ship drift  

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The monthly sea-surface topography of the Gulf of Mexico is calculated from ship-drift observations. A correction for wind effect is determined from the part of the surface current velocity field estimated to result from the stress of the wind.... The topo- graphy i. s found to agree qualitatively with results of studies based on in situ measurements. The contribution of the wind effect is significant. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I wish to express my appreciation to Mr. John D. Cochrane for his guidance...

Linn, Johnnie Burdette

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Standardized DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Canister and Transportation System for Shipping to the National Repository  

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The U.S.Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (NSNFP), located at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), has been chartered with the responsibility for developing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) standardized canisters and a transportation cask system for shipping DOE SNF to the national repository. The mandate for this development is outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement for Acceptance of Department of Energy Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste that states, “EM shall design and fabricate … DOE SNF canisters for shipment to RW.” (1) It also states, “EM shall be responsible for the design, NRC certification, and fabrication of the transportation cask system for DOE SNF canisters or bare DOE SNF in accordance with 10 CFR Part 71.” (2) In fulfillment of these requirements, the NSNFP has developed four SNF standardized canister configurations and has conceptually designed a versatile transportation cask system for shipping the canisters to the national repository.1 The standardized canister sizes were derived from the national repository waste package design for co-disposal of SNF with high-level waste (HLW). One SNF canister can be placed in the center of the waste package or one can be placed in one of five radial positions, replacing a HLW canister. The internal cavity of the transportation cask was derived using the same logic, matching the size of the internal cavity of the waste package. The size of the internal cavity for the transportation cask allows the shipment of multiple canister configurations with the application of a removable basket design. The standardized canisters have been designed to be loaded with DOE SNF, placed into interim storage, shipped to the national repository, and placed in a waste package without having to be reopened. Significant testing has been completed that clearly demonstrates that the standardized canisters can safely achieve their intended design goals. The transportation cask system will include all of the standard design features, with the addition of dual containment for the shipment of failed fuel. The transportation cask system will also meet the rigorous licensing requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to ensure that the design and the methods of fabrication employed will result in a shipping cask that will safely contain the radioactive materials under all credible accident scenarios. The standardization of the SNF canisters and the versatile design of the transportation cask system will eliminate a proliferation of designs and simplify the operations at the user sites and the national repository.

Pincock, David Lynn; Morton, Dana Keith; Lengyel, Arpad Leslie

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

CANE FIBERBOARD DEGRADATION WITHIN THE 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE DURING LONG-TERM STORAGE APPLICATION  

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The 9975 shipping package is used as part of the configuration for long-term storage of special nuclear materials in the K Area Complex at the Savannah River Site. The cane fiberboard overpack in the 9975 package provides thermal insulation, impact absorption and criticality control functions relevant to this application. The Savannah River National Laboratory has conducted physical, mechanical and thermal tests on aged fiberboard samples to identify degradation rates and support the development of aging models and service life predictions in a storage environment. This paper reviews the data generated to date, and preliminary models describing degradation rates of cane fiberboard in elevated temperature – elevated humidity environments.

Daugherty, W.; Dunn, K.; Hackney, B.

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

326

Safety Analysis Report for Packaging: The unirradiated fuel shipping container USA/9853/AF  

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The HFBR Unirradiated Fuel Shipping Container was designed and fabricated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1978 for the transport of fuel for the High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) for Brookhaven National Laboratory. The package has been evaluated analytically, as well as the comparison to tests on similar packages, to demonstrate compliance with the applicable regulations governing packages in which radioactive and fissile materials are transported. The contents of this Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) are based on Regulatory Guide 7.9 (proposed Revision 2 - May 1986), 10 CFR Part 71, DOE Order 1540.2, DOE Order 5480.3, and 49 CFR Part 173.

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1991-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

327

Raising the Bar- Houston  

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? Ombudsmen/Seminars ? Green Building Resource Center 3 Green Building Resource Center ? Offering the public green building strategies ? 50+ educational displays ? LEED Gold ? Green Building Tours / Green Building Classes ? Educational website: www....brown@houstontx.gov ? Green Building Resource Center http://www.codegreenhouston.org ? Code Enforcement www.houstonpermits.org ? Mayor?s Office of Environmental Programming web site: www.greenhoustontx.gov ? CoH Emission Reduction Plan: www...

Blake, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Neighborhood Weatherization, Houston  

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, TV, and radio 4. Partnering with industry groups 5. Referrals 2010 CLEAResult. All rights reserved. Block Party- Sunnyside Kick-off 2010 CLEAResult. All rights reserved. Block Party- Denver Harbor Kick-off 2010 CLEAResult. All...

Fowler, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Broadcasting Gaussian Sources Over Gaussian Channels  

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Channel . . . . . . . . . . Power Loss for the Gaussianbroadcast channel, the power loss of separate coding is alsois to analyze the power loss for the Gaussian case. We

Gao, Yang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Bargaining and the MISO Interference Channel  

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the pareto boundary for the MISO interference channel,” IEEEinterference in the Gaussian MISO broadcast channel,” inOn maximizing the sum network MISO broadcast capacity,” in

Nokleby, Matthew; Swindlehurst, A. Lee

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Nuclear waste shipping container response to severe accident conditions, A brief critique of the modal study  

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The Modal Study (NUREG/CR-4829) attempts to upgrade the analysis of spent nuclear fuel transportation accidents, and to verify the validity of the present regulatory scheme of cask performance standards as a means to minimize risk. While an improvement over many prior efforts in this area (such as NUREG-0170), it unfortunately fails to create a realistic simulation either of a shipping cask, the severe conditions to which it could be subjected, or the potential damage to the spent fuel cargo during an accident. There are too many deficiencies in its analysis to allow acceptance of its results for the presumed cask design, and many pending changes in new containers, cargoes and shipping patterns will limit applicability of the Modal Study to future shipments. In essence, the Modal Study is a good start, but is too simplistic, incomplete, outdated and open to serious question to be used as the basis for any present-day environmental or risk assessment of spent fuel transportation. It needs to be redone, with peer review during its production and experimental verification of its assumptions, before it has any relevance to the shipments planned to Yucca Mountain. Finally, it must be expanded into a full risk assessment by inputing its radiological release fractions and probabilities into a valid dispersal simulation to properly determine the impact of its results. 51 refs.

Audin, L.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Simulation and analysis of the plutonium shipping container subject to 30-foot drops  

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The shipping container 5320 is a shipping package for radioactive materials. In order to maintain the component in this packaging within the sub-critical state when subjected to any kind of Hypothetical Accident conditions (HAC), this Type B packaging is designed with various impact limiters. The present study is to examine the energy absorbing capacity of the impact limiter design of this container subjected to a 30-foot drop onto a flat unyielding horizontal surface in each of the three critical dropping orientations. This paper presents the results of a three dimensional nonlinear dynamic impact analysis. This analysis shows the deformed configuration of the container caused by the impact and also determines the effects of different stress wave paths in three distinct drops on the stress states in the critical component. The solution to the problem was obtained using the ABAQUS (explicit) finite element computer code. The nonlinearity of this analysis involves large structural deformation, elasto-plastic materials with strain hardening as well as multiple contact interfaces. Three drop orientations were studied, namely, top down impact, bottom down impact and side impact. Results will be compared against actual drop test data.

Gong, C.; Gupta, N.K.; Gromada, R.J. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Technology Center

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

333

Documentation for initial testing and inspections of Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) Cask  

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The purpose of this report is to compile data generated during the initial tests and inspections of the Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) Cask. In addition, this report will verify that the testing criteria identified in section 8.1 of the BUSS Cask Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) was met. The BUSS Cask Model R-1 is a type B shipping container used for shipment of radioactive cesium-137 and strontium-90 capsules to Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF). The BUSS Cask body and lid are each one-piece forgings fabricated from ASTM A473, Type 304 stainless steel. The primary purpose of the BUSS Cask is to provide shielding and confinement as well as impact, puncture, and thermal protection for the capsules under both normal and accident conditions. Chapter 8 of the BUSS Cask SARP requires several acceptance tests and inspections, each intended to evaluate the performance of different components of the BUSS Cask system, to be performed before its first use. The results of the tests and inspections required are included in this document.

Lundeen, J.E.

1994-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

334

AGING BEHAVIOR OF VITON O-RING SEALS IN THE 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) is storing plutonium (Pu) materials in the K-Area Materials Storage (KAMS) facility. The Pu materials were packaged according to the DOE-STD-3013 standard and shipped to the SRS in Type B 9975 packages. The robust 9975 shipping package was not designed for long-term product storage, but it is a specified part of the storage configuration and the KAMS facility safety basis credits the 9975 design with containment. Within the 9975 package, nested stainless steel containment vessels are closed with dual O-ring seals based on Viton{reg_sign} GLT or GLT-S fluoroelastomer. The aging behavior of the O-ring compounds is being studied to provide the facility with advanced notice of nonconformance and to develop life prediction models. A combination of field surveillance, leak testing of surrogate fixtures aged at bounding service temperatures, and accelerated-aging methodologies based on compression stress-relaxation and oxygen consumption analysis is being used to evaluate seal performance. A summary of the surveillance program relative to seal aging behavior is presented.

Skidmore, E.; Daugherty, W.; Hoffman, E.; Dunn, K.; Bellamy, S.

2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

335

REVIEW OF AGING DATA ON EPDM O-RINGS IN THE H1616 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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Currently, all H1616 shipping package containers undergo annual re-verification testing, including containment vessel leak testing to verify leak-tightness (<1 x 10{sup -7} ref cc/sec air) as per ANSI N14.5. The purpose of this literature review is to supplement aging studies currently being performed by SRNL on the EPDM O-rings to provide the technical basis for extending annual re-verification testing for the H1616 shipping package and to predict the life of the seals at bounding service conditions. The available data suggest that the EPDM O-rings can retain significant mechanical properties and sealing force at or below bounding service temperatures (169 F or 76 C) beyond the 1 year maintenance period. Interpretation of available data suggests that a service life of at least 2 years and potentially 4-6 years may be possible at bounding temperatures. Seal lifetimes at lower, more realistic temperatures will likely be longer. Being a hydrocarbon elastomer, EPDM O-rings may exhibit an inhibition period due to the presence of antioxidants. Once antioxidants are consumed, mechanical properties and seal performance could decline at a faster rate. Testing is being performed to validate the assumptions outlined in this report and to assess the long-term performance of O-ring seals under actual service conditions.

Skidmore, E.

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety analysis report for the TRUPACT-II shipping package (condensed version). Volume 2, Rev. 14  

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This appendix determines the effective G values for payload shipping categories of contact handled transuranic (CH-TRU) waste materials, based on the radiolytic G values for waste materials that are discussed in detail in Appendix 3.6.8 of the Safety Analysis Report for the TRUPACT-II Shipping Package. The effective G values take into account self-absorption of alpha decay energy inside particulate contamination and the fraction of energy absorbed by nongas-generating materials. As described in Appendix 3.6.8, an effective G value, G{sub eff}, is defined by: G{sub eff} - {Sigma}{sub M} (F{sub M} x G{sub M}) F{sub M}-fraction of energy absorbed by material maximum G value for a material where the sum is over all materials present inside a waste container. The G value itself is determined primarily by the chemical properties of the material and its temperature. The value of F is determined primarily by the size of the particles containing the radionuclides, the distribution of radioactivity on the various materials present inside the waste container, and the stopping distance of alpha particles in air, in the waste materials, or in the waste packaging materials.

NONE

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Late Antique Plague Ships: Sixth-Century C.E. Trade Routes and Their Role in Transmitting the Justinianic Plague  

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found with piecemeal cargoes (see Appendix B) but it is impossible to know whether the ship visited each port or whether the goods simply circulated by way of a network of short trips. Large scale cabotage, or opportunistic trade, in an uncertain... Fredegarius, iv. 45, 143-4. The annual amount was 12,000 gold solidi. 16 Boss 1993, 5-40. 17 Ferry 1990, 81. 18 Teall 1959, 95. 9 and the cargo tolls charged based on the carrying capacity of one?s ship further reduced the ability to profit...

Kofahl, Meko

2013-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A GREEN'S FUNCTION APPROACH FOR DETERMINING DOSE RATES FOR SMALL GRAM QUANTITIES IN SHIPPING PACKAGINGS  

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The Small Gram Quantity (SGQ) concept is based on the understanding that small amounts of hazardous materials, in this case radioactive materials (RAM), are significantly less hazardous than large amounts of the same materials. This paper describes a methodology designed to estimate an SGQ for several neutron and gamma emitting isotopes that can be shipped in a package in compliance with 10 CFR Part 71 external radiation level limits regulations. The neutron and photon sources were calculated using both ORIGEN-S and RASTA. The response from a unit source in each neutron and photon group was calculated using MCNP5 with each unshielded and shielded container configuration. Effects of self-shielding on both neutron and photon response were evaluated by including either plutonium oxide or iron in the source region for the case with no shielded container. For the cases of actinides mixed with light elements, beryllium is the bounding light element. The added beryllium (10 to 90 percent of the actinide mass) in the cases studied represents between 9 and 47 percent concentration of the total mixture mass. For beryllium concentrations larger than 50 percent, the increase in the neutron source term and dose rate tend to increase at a much lower rate than at concentrations lower than 50%. The intimately mixed actinide-beryllium form used in these models is very conservative and thus the limits presented in this report are practical bounds on the mass that can be safely shipped. The calculated dose rate from one gram of each isotope was then used to determin the maximum amount of a single isotope that could be shipped in the Model 9977 Package (or packagings having the same or larger external dimensions as well as similar structural materials) and have the external radiation level within the regulatory dose limits at the surface of the package. The estimates of the mass limits presented would also serve as conservative limits for both the Models 9975 and 9978 packages. If a package contains a mixture of isotopes, the acceptability for shipment can be determined by a sum of fractions approach. It should be noted that the SGQ masses presented in this report represent limits that would comply with the external radiation limits under 10CFR Part 71. They do not necessarily bound lower limits that may be required to comply with other factors such as heat load of the package.

Nathan, S.

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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PACKAGING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING DOSE RATES FOR SMALL GRAM QUANTITIES IN SHIPPING PACKAGINGS  

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The Small Gram Quantity (SGQ) concept is based on the understanding that small amounts of hazardous materials, in this case radioactive materials (RAM), are significantly less hazardous than large amounts of the same materials. This paper describes a methodology designed to estimate an SGQ for several neutron and gamma emitting isotopes that can be shipped in a package compliant with 10 CFR Part 71 external radiation level limits regulations. These regulations require packaging for the shipment of radioactive materials, under both normal and accident conditions, to perform the essential functions of material containment, subcriticality, and maintain external radiation levels within the specified limits. By placing the contents in a helium leak-tight containment vessel, and limiting the mass to ensure subcriticality, the first two essential functions are readily met. Some isotopes emit sufficiently strong photon radiation that small amounts of material can yield a large dose rate outside the package. Quantifying the dose rate for a proposed content is a challenging issue for the SGQ approach. It is essential to quantify external radiation levels from several common gamma and neutron sources that can be safely placed in a specific packaging, to ensure compliance with federal regulations. The Packaging Certification Program (PCP) Methodology for Determining Dose Rate for Small Gram Quantities in Shipping Packagings provides bounding shielding calculations that define mass limits compliant with 10 CFR 71.47 for a set of proposed SGQ isotopes. The approach is based on energy superposition with dose response calculated for a set of spectral groups for a baseline physical packaging configuration. The methodology includes using the MCNP radiation transport code to evaluate a family of neutron and photon spectral groups using the 9977 shipping package and its associated shielded containers as the base case. This results in a set of multipliers for 'dose per particle' for each spectral group. For a given isotope, the source spectrum is folded with the response for each group. The summed contribution from all isotopes determines the total dose from the RAM in the container.

Nathan, S.; Loftin, B.; Abramczyk, G.; Bellamy, S.

2012-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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ancient fluvial channel: Topics by E-print Network  

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religion in the ancient Mediterranean permeated aspects of everyday life, including seafaring. Besides cargo, ships transported mariners' religious beliefs from port to port,...

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Certification testing of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping container  

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The Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping counter is a Type B packaging currently under development by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Type B packaging for transporting radioactive material is required to maintain containment and shielding after being exposed to normal and hypothetical accident environments defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 71. A combination of testing and analysis is used to verify the adequacy of this packaging design. This report documents the testing portion of the design verification. Six tests were conducted on a prototype package: a water spray test, a 4-foot normal conditions drop test, a 30-foot drop test, a 40-inch puncture test, a 30-minute thermal test, and an 8-hour immersion test.

Bronowski, D.R.; Madsen, M.M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

The PEACE PIPE: Recycling nuclear weapons into a TRU storage/shipping container  

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This paper describes results of a contract undertaken by the National Conversion Pilot Project (NCPP) at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) to fabricate stainless steel ``pipe`` containers for use in certification testing at Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque to qualify the container for both storage of transuranic (TRU) waste at RFETS and other DOE sites and shipping of the waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP). The paper includes a description of the nearly ten-fold increase in the amount of contained plutonium enabled by the product design, the preparation and use of former nuclear weapons facilities to fabricate the components, and the rigorous quality assurance and test procedures that were employed. It also describes how stainless steel nuclear weapons components can be converted into these pipe containers, a true ``swords into plowshare`` success story.

Floyd, D.; Edstrom, C. [Manufacturing Sciences Corp. (United States); Biddle, K.; Orlowski, R. [BNFL, Inc. (United States); Geinitz, R. [Safe Sites of Colorado, Golden, CO (United States); Keenan, K. [USDOE-RFFO (United States); Rivera, M. [Science Applications International Corp./LATA (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers  

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Methods and apparatus are described for space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers. A method includes insitu polling a suite of passive integrating ionizing radiation sensors including reading-out dosimetric data from a first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and a second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor, where the first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and the second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor remain situated where the dosimetric data was integrated while reading-out. Another method includes arranging a plurality of ionizing radiation sensors in a spatially dispersed array; determining a relative position of each of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors to define a volume of interest; collecting ionizing radiation data from at least a subset of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors; and triggering an alarm condition when a dose level of an ionizing radiation source is calculated to exceed a threshold.

Britton, Jr., Charles L. (Alcoa, TN); Buckner, Mark A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Bryan, William L. (Knoxville, TN)

2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and apparatus are described for space charge dosimeters for extremely low power measurements of radiation in shipping containers. A method includes in situ polling a suite of passive integrating ionizing radiation sensors including reading-out dosimetric data from a first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and a second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor, where the first passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor and the second passive integrating ionizing radiation sensor remain situated where the dosimetric data was integrated while reading-out. Another method includes arranging a plurality of ionizing radiation sensors in a spatially dispersed array; determining a relative position of each of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors to define a volume of interest; collecting ionizing radiation data from at least a subset of the plurality of ionizing radiation sensors; and triggering an alarm condition when a dose level of an ionizing radiation source is calculated to exceed a threshold.

Britton, Jr.; Charles L. (Alcoa, TN); Buckner, Mark A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hanson, Gregory R. (Clinton, TN); Bryan, William L. (Knoxville, TN)

2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Documentation for first annual testing and inspections of Benificial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) Cask  

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The purpose of this report is to compile date generated during the first annual tests and inspections of the Benificiai Uses Shipping System (BUSS) Cask. In addition, this report will verify that the testing criteria identified in chapter 8 of the BUSS Cask Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) was met. Section 8.2 ``Maintenance and Periodic Inspection Program`` of the BUSS Cask SARP requires that the following tests and inspections be performed on an annual basis: Hydrostatic pressure test; helium leak test; dye penetrant test on the trunnions and lifting lugs; and torque test on all bolts; impact limiter inspection and weight test. The first annual inspections and testing of the BUSS Cask were completed on May 5, 1994, and met the SARP criteria.

Lundeen, J.E.

1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

346

Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation: An Examination of Potential Lessons Learned From Prior Shipping Campaigns  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, assigned the Department of Energy (DOE) responsibility for developing and managing a Federal system for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for accepting, transporting, and disposing of SNF and HLW at the Yucca Mountain repository in a manner that protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence. OCRWM faces a near-term challenge—to develop and demonstrate a transportation system that will sustain safe and efficient shipments of SNF and HLW to a repository. To better inform and improve its current planning, OCRWM has extensively reviewed plans and other documents related to past high-visibility shipping campaigns of SNF and other radioactive materials within the United States. This report summarizes the results of this review and, where appropriate, lessons learned.

Marsha Keister; Kathryn McBride

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

A status report on the development and certification of the Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) cask  

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In the early 1980s, the US Department of Energy (DOE) implemented a program to encourage beneficial uses of nuclear byproduct materials, such as cesium-137 and strontium-90, created during the production of defense materials. Potential uses of the cesium-137 ({sup 137}CS) isotope included sterilizing medical products, maintaining the quality of certain food products, and disinfecting municipal sewage sludge. Strontium-90 ({sup 90}Sr) is a good heat source and has been used in thermoelectric generators and other products that require a constant supply of heat. During that same period, a proposed facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was designed to use cesium-137 to sterilize sewage sludge. To support the sewage sludge treatment facility, Sandia National Laboratories was funded by the DOE to develop a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-certified Type B shipping container to transport cesium chloride (CsCl) or strontium fluoride (SrF{sub 2}) capsules produced by the Hanford Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF) in the State of Washington. The primary purpose of the Beneficial Uses Shipping System (BUSS) cask is to provide shielding and confinement, as well as impact, puncture, and thermal protection for certified, special form contents during transport under normal and hypothetical accident conditions. The BUSS cask was designed to meet dimensional and weight constraints of the WESF and user facilities. Attaining as-low-as-reasonably-achievable (ALARA) radiation exposures in the design and operation of the transport system was a major design goal. Another goal was to obtain regulatory approval of the design by preparing a safety analysis report for packaging (SARP) (Yoshimura et al. 1993).

Yoshimura, H.R.; Bronowski, D.R.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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6 Equalization of Channels with ISI Many practical channels are bandlimited and linearly distort the  

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244 6 Equalization of Channels with ISI Many practical channels are bandlimited and linearly distort the transmit signal. In this case, the resulting ISI channel has to be equalized for reliable

Pulfrey, David L.

349

A shipping crate from the 1865 California shipwreck Brother Jonathan: hardware from the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company  

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In the summer of 2000, divers recovered a large shipping crate from the wreck of the Brother Jonathan, a steamboat that sank off of Crescent City, California on 30 July 1865. Ownership of the crate was taken over by the state of California...

Sowden, Carrie Elizabeth

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Modeling of the Motions of a Container Ship Moored to a Dock with Comparison to Numerical Simulation  

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ship moored to a dock, a 1:50 scale model is moored to two types of dock, solid wall dock and pile supported dock. Irregular waves of TMA spectrum with various periods, heights, and directions are generated in the wave basin to induce the motions...

Zhi, Yuanzhe

2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Zhiyu Jiang, Department of Marine Technology & Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Dynamic response of wind turbines in fault and  

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response of wind turbines in fault and shutdown conditions Zhiyu Jiang Deptartment of Marine Technology://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/12/why-did-a-wind-turbine-self-co.html #12;3 Zhiyu Jiang, Department of Marine Technology & Centre & Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Control and protection of wind turbines Emergency shutdown Pitch

Nørvåg, Kjetil

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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF LNG 1914 First (U.S.) patent awarded for LNG handling/shipping.  

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/shipping. 1917 First commercial natural gas liquefaction plant built in West Virginia. 1944 At an LNG peak storage facility. #12;1999 LNG liquefaction plant opens in Trinidad and Tobago. First LNG shipment from Pelican. Explosions and fire destroy a portion of the LNG liquefaction plant in Skikda, Algeria, killing

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Personal revised version of: Howitt, O. J. A., et al., Carbon emissions from international cruise ship passengers travel  

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Personal revised version of: Howitt, O. J. A., et al., Carbon emissions from international cruise.enpol.2009.12.050 1 CARBON EMISSIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS' TRAVEL TO AND FROM NEW-km. The weighted mean energy use per passenger night for the "hotel" function of these cruise vessels was estimated

Otago, University of

354

Instruments aboard the ship, the Pacific Storm, ping sound waves toward the cable. The oceanographer's eyes flicker  

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Instruments aboard the ship, the Pacific Storm, ping sound waves toward the cable-pound Humboldt squid, and the sound waves, set at 38 kilohertz, bounce off the squid. An image shows up, and it attacks the tethered animal. The oceanographer screams. Fade to black. Seeing with Sound "Actually, I

Benoit-Bird, Kelly J.

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Shipping to Streaming: Is this shift green? Anand Seetharam, Manikandan Somasundaram, Don Towsley, Jim Kurose, Prashant Shenoy  

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to determine the extent to which streaming can "green" this service. We find that non- energy optimizedShipping to Streaming: Is this shift green? Anand Seetharam, Manikandan Somasundaram, Don Towsley. In this paper we investigate the environmental- and energy-related impacts of these two methods of movie content

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

356

Shipping to Streaming: Is this shift green? Manikandan Somasundaram, Anand Seetharam, Jim Kurose, Don Towsley, Prashant Shenoy  

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), allowing us to de- termine the extent to which streaming can green this service. We find that non-energyShipping to Streaming: Is this shift green? Manikandan Somasundaram, Anand Seetharam, Jim Kurose. In this paper we investigate the environmental- and energy-related impacts of these two methods of movie content

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

357

Self-traveling robotic system for autonomous abrasive blast cleaning in double-hulled structures of ships  

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oil tankers carrying crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), lead, vessels such as very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs), bulk carriers (B/C), and liquefied natural gas after midnight on March 24, 1989, the 987-foot tank vessel Exxon Valdez, of the Exxon shipping company

Kim, Jongwon

358

Paper No. ICETECH12-XYZ-R0 Daley Page number: 1 GPU Modeling of Ship Operations in Pack Ice  

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Paper No. ICETECH12-XYZ-R0 Daley Page number: 1 GPU Modeling of Ship Operations in Pack Ice Claude The paper explores the use of an event-mechanics approach to assess vessel performance in pack ice of simulation domains, each containing hundreds of discrete and interacting ice floes is modeled. A simple

Peters, Dennis

359

A Training Simulation System with Realistic Autonomous Ship Control Monica Nicolescu, Ryan Leigh, Adam Olenderski, Lt. Ryan Aleson (Retd.)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 A Training Simulation System with Realistic Autonomous Ship Control Monica Nicolescu, Ryan Leigh In this paper we present a computational approach to developing effective training systems for virtual simulation environments. In particular, we focus on a Naval simulation system, used for training of conning

Dascalu, Sergiu

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Environmental Health & Safety Department -Chemical Storage and Distribution Facility (CSDF) Use this form if you would like the EH&S Department to ship DOT regulated materials. Contact the Chemical Hygiene  

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will be charged for packaging materials, labels, customs fee, and shipping costs. Please allow 7-10 business days hazards of material to be shipped. (e.g. flammable liquid, solid or gas, corrosive, pyrophoric, toxic, etc

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361

Ion transport through cell membrane channels  

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We discuss various models of ion transport through cell membrane channels. Recent experimental data shows that sizes of ion channels are compared to those of ions and that only few ions may be simultaneously in any single channel. Theoretical description of ion transport in such channels should therefore take into account interactions between ions and between ions and channel proteins. This is not satisfied by macroscopic continuum models based on Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations. More realistic descriptions of ion transport are offered by microscopic Brownian and molecular dynamics. One should also take into account a dynamical character of the channel structure. This is not yet addressed in the literature

Jan Gomulkiewicz; Jacek Miekisz; Stanislaw Miekisz

2007-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

362

Quantum Capacities of Channels with small Environment  

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We investigate the quantum capacity of noisy quantum channels which can be represented by coupling a system to an effectively small environment. A capacity formula is derived for all cases where both system and environment are two-dimensional--including all extremal qubit channels. Similarly, for channels acting on higher dimensional systems we show that the capacity can be determined if the channel arises from a sufficiently small coupling to a qubit environment. Extensions to instances of channels with larger environment are provided and it is shown that bounds on the capacity with unconstrained environment can be obtained from decompositions into channels with small environment.

Michael M. Wolf; David Perez-Garcia

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

363

Feedback Capacity of the Compound Channel  

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In this work, we find the capacity of a compound finite-state channel (FSC) with time-invariant deterministic feedback. We consider the use of fixed length block codes over the compound channel. Our achievability result ...

Shrader, Brooke E.

364

Estimates of the radiological dose to people living on Bikini Island for two weeks while diving in and around the sunken ships in Bikini Lagoon  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Bikini Island and Bikini Lagoon were contaminated by fallout from nuclear weapons tests conducted at the atoll by the United States from 1946 to 1958. The second test, Baker, of the Crossroads series was an underwater detonation in 1946 that sank several ships in the lagoon, including the USS Saratoga and the Japanese battleship Nagato. The ships received high-intensity gamma-ray and neutron bombardment from the Baker test, which induced radioactivity in the metal structures. Some of the tests conducted after the Baker shot (there were 21 tests in all) injected contaminated carbonate particles into the air, some of which were deposited across the lagoon surface. Most of this contaminated soil then settled onto the ships' decks and other structures and on the lagoon bottom. These sunken ships provide an interesting location for divers. Recreational diving and swimming in and around the ships raises the question of the potential radiological dose from the radionuclides present in or on the ships and in the lagoon sediments. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to present an analysis of the potential radiological dose to persons who would dive near the sunken ships and live on Bikini Island for a short period of time.

Robison, W.L.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Estimates of the radiological dose to people living on Bikini Island for two weeks while diving in and around the sunken ships in Bikini Lagoon  

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Bikini Island and Bikini Lagoon were contaminated by fallout from nuclear weapons tests conducted at the atoll by the United States from 1946 to 1958. The second test, Baker, of the Crossroads series was an underwater detonation in 1946 that sank several ships in the lagoon, including the USS Saratoga and the Japanese battleship Nagato. The ships received high-intensity gamma-ray and neutron bombardment from the Baker test, which induced radioactivity in the metal structures. Some of the tests conducted after the Baker shot (there were 21 tests in all) injected contaminated carbonate particles into the air, some of which were deposited across the lagoon surface. Most of this contaminated soil then settled onto the ships` decks and other structures and on the lagoon bottom. These sunken ships provide an interesting location for divers. Recreational diving and swimming in and around the ships raises the question of the potential radiological dose from the radionuclides present in or on the ships and in the lagoon sediments. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to present an analysis of the potential radiological dose to persons who would dive near the sunken ships and live on Bikini Island for a short period of time.

Robison, W.L.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Extremal Channels for a genaral Quantum system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum channels can be mathematically represented as completely positive trace-preserving maps that act on a density matrix. A general quantum channel can be written as a convex sum of `extremal' channels. We show that for an $N$-level system, the extremal channel can be characterized in terms of $N^2$-$N$ real parameters coupled with rotations. We give a representation for $N$= 2, 3, 4.

Kuldeep Dixit; E. C. G. Sudarshan

2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

367

FREEPORT HARBOR, TEXAS CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the Gulf of Mexico; a main channel 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide; a Brazos Harbor channel 36 feet deep-loaded to traverse the waterway. The current channel depth requires that large crude carriers remain offshore and transfer their cargo into smaller crude tankers for the remainder of the voyage. This lightering operation

US Army Corps of Engineers

368

Coding theorems for hybrid channels. II  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The present work continues investigation of the capacities of measurement (quantum-classical) channels in the most general setting, initiated in~\\cite{HCT}. The proof of coding theorems is given for the classical capacity and entanglement-assisted classical capacity of the measurement channel with arbitrary output alphabet, without assuming that the channel is given by a bounded operator-valued density.

A. A. Kuznetsova; A. S. Holevo

2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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EXAMINE AND EVALUATE A PROCESS TO USE SALT CAVERNS TO RECEIVE SHIP BORNE LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS  

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The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy cooperative research project is to define, describe, and validate, a process to utilize salt caverns to receive and store the cargoes of LNG ships. The project defines the process as receiving LNG from a ship, pumping the LNG up to cavern injection pressures, warming it to cavern compatible temperatures, injecting the warmed vapor directly into salt caverns for storage, and distribution to the pipeline network. The performance of work under this agreement is based on U.S. Patent 5,511,905, and other U.S. and Foreign pending patent applications. The cost sharing participants in the research are The National Energy Technology Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy), BP America Production Company, Bluewater Offshore Production Systems (U.S.A.), Inc., and HNG Storage, L.P. Initial results indicate that a salt cavern based receiving terminal could be built at about half the capital cost, less than half the operating costs and would have significantly higher delivery capacity, shorter construction time, and be much more secure than a conventional liquid tank based terminal. There is a significant body of knowledge and practice concerning natural gas storage in salt caverns, and there is a considerable body of knowledge and practice in handling LNG, but there has never been any attempt to develop a process whereby the two technologies can be combined. Salt cavern storage is infinitely more secure than surface storage tanks, far less susceptible to accidents or terrorist acts, and much more acceptable to the community. The project team developed conceptual designs of two salt cavern based LNG terminals, one with caverns located in Calcasieu Parish Louisiana, and the second in Vermilion block 179 about 50 miles offshore Louisiana. These conceptual designs were compared to conventional tank based LNG terminals and demonstrate superior security, economy and capacity. The potential for the development of LNG receiving terminals, utilizing salt caverns for storage and the existing comprehensive pipeline system has profound implications for the next generation of LNG terminals. LNG imports are expected to become an increasingly more important part of the U.S. energy supply and the capacities to receive LNG securely, safely, and economically must be expanded. Salt cavern LNG receiving terminals both in onshore and offshore locations can be quickly built and provide additional import capacity into the U.S. exceeding 6-10 Bcf/day in the aggregate.

Michael M. McCall; William M. Bishop; D. Braxton Scherz

2003-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

370

Spent Nuclear Fuel Trasportation: An Examination of Potential Lessons Learned From Prior Shipping Campaigns  

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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, assigned the Department of Energy (DOE) responsibility for developing and managing a Federal system for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is responsible for accepting, transporting, and disposing of SNF and HLW at the Yucca Mountain repository (if licensed) in a manner that protects public health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence. OCRWM faces a near-term challenge--to develop and demonstrate a transportation system that will sustain safe and efficient shipments of SNF and HLW to a repository. To better inform and improve its current planning, OCRWM has extensively reviewed plans and other documents related to past high-visibility shipping campaigns of SNF and other radioactive materials within the United States. This report summarizes the results of this review and, where appropriate, lessons learned. The objective of this lessons learned study was to identify successful, best-in-class trends and commonalities from past shipping campaigns, which OCRWM could consider when planning for the development and operation of a repository transportation system. Note: this paper is for analytical and discussion purposes only, and is not an endorsement of, or commitment by, OCRWM to follow any of the comments or trends. If OCRWM elects to make such commitments at a future time, they will be appropriately documented in formal programmatic policy statements, plans and procedures. Reviewers examined an extensive study completed in 2003 by DOE's National Transportation Program (NTP), Office of Environmental Management (EM), as well as plans and documents related to SNF shipments since issuance of the NTP report. OCRWM examined specific planning, business, institutional and operating practices that have been identified by DOE, its transportation contractors, and stakeholders as important issues that arise repeatedly. In addition, the review identifies lessons learned or activities/actions which were found not to be productive to the planning and conduct of SNF shipments (i.e., negative impacts). This paper is a 'looking back' summary of lessons learned across multiple transportation campaigns. Not all lessons learned are captured here, and participants in some of the campaigns have divergent opinions and perspectives about which lessons are most critical. This analysis is part of a larger OCRWM benchmarking effort to identify best practices to consider in future transportation of radioactive materials ('looking forward'). Initial findings from this comprehensive benchmarking analysis are expected to be available in late fall 2006.

M. Keister; K, McBride

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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MODEL 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE: IMPACT OF CAPLUG REMOVAL ON FIBERBOARD MOISTURE LEVEL  

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Two 9975 shipping packages were removed from KAC and provided to SRNL for test purposes, after both packages were found to exceed the 1 inch maximum criterion for the axial gap at the top of the package. Package 9975-01818 was found with an axial gap of 1.437 inch, and an estimated 2.5 liters of excess moisture in the lower fiberboard layers. Package 9975-02287 was found with an axial gap of 1.008 inch, and only slightly elevated moisture levels relative to typical packages. Prior data from the 9975 Surveillance Program has shown that the 9975 drum provides a degree of isolation, and will tend to preserve fiberboard moisture levels for an extended period of time. Both packages were provided to SRNL to identify whether removal of the 4 caplugs in each package would allow moisture to escape the package. Following testing with the caplugs removed for approximately 1 year, this report documents the findings from this effort. Two 9975 shipping packages removed from service in K-Area Complex (KAC) due to an excessive axial gap have been tested in SRNL to determine if caplug removal would facilitate the reduction of excess fiberboard moisture. An additional question to be answered through this testing was whether the resulting moisture loss would reduce the axial gap, reversing the effect seen during storage with excess moisture present. These packages have completed approximately 1 year in test, during which time the weight of each package has steadily decreased as a result of moisture migration out of the package. However, elevated moisture levels still remain in the packages. During this test period, the bottom fiberboard layers of package 9975-01818 (which contained the greater amount of excess moisture) experienced further compaction, and the axial gap of both packages has increased. This effort has shown that removal of the caplugs may not be a sufficient measure to rehabilitate packages with excess moisture or excess axial gaps in a timely manner. However, this measure might make a meaningful contribution in combination with other actions (to be determined). It is recommended that the caplug removal tests in SRNL be discontinued at this time.

Daugherty, W.

2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

372

Robust Solution to Difficult Hydrogen Issues When Shipping Transuranic Waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has been open, receiving, and disposing of transuranic (TRU) waste since March 26, 1999. The majority of the waste has a path forward for shipment to and disposal at the WIPP, but there are about two percent (2%) or approximately 3,020 cubic meters (m{sup 3}) of the volume of TRU waste (high wattage TRU waste) that is not shippable because of gas generation limits set by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This waste includes plutonium-238 waste, solidified organic waste, and other high plutonium-239 wastes. Flammable gases are potentially generated during transport of TRU waste by the radiolysis of hydrogenous materials and therefore, the concentration at the end of the shipping period must be predicted. Two options are currently available to TRU waste sites for solving this problem: (1) gas generation testing on each drum, and (2) waste form modification by repackaging and/or treatment. Repackaging some of the high wattage waste may require up to 20:1 drum increase to meet the gas generation limits of less than five percent (5%) hydrogen in the inner most layer of confinement (the layer closest to the waste). (This is the limit set by the NRC.) These options increase waste handling and transportation risks and there are high costs and potential worker exposure associated with repackaging this high-wattage TRU waste. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) is pursuing a twofold approach to develop a shipping path for these wastes. They are: regulatory change and technology development. For the regulatory change, a more detailed knowledge of the high wattage waste (e.g., void volumes, gas generation potential of specific chemical constituents) may allow refinement of the current assumptions in the gas generation model for Safety Analysis Reports for Packaging for Contact-Handled (CH) TRU waste. For technology development, one of the options being pursued is the use of a robust container, the ARROW-PAK{trademark} System. (1) The ARROW-PAK{trademark} is a macroencapsulation treatment technology, developed by Boh Environmental, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana. This technology has been designed to withstand any unexpected hydrogen deflagration (i.e. no consequence) and other benefits such as criticality control.

Countiss, S. S.; Basabilvazo, G. T.; Moody, D. C. III; Lott, S. A.; Pickerell, M.; Baca, T.; CH2M Hill; Tujague, S.; Svetlik, H.; Hannah, T.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, construction, and use of a shipping case for radioactive sources used in the calibration of portal monitors in the radiation portal monitoring project  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is working with US Customs and Border Protection to assist in the installation of radiation portal monitors. We need to provide radioactive sources – both gamma- and neutron-emitting – to ports of entry where the monitors are being installed. The monitors must be calibrated to verify proper operation and detection sensitivity. We designed a portable source-shipping case using numerical modeling to predict the neutron dose rate at the case’s surface. The shipping case including radioactive sources meets the DOT requirements for “limited quantity.” Over 300 shipments, domestic and international, were made in FY2008 using this type of shipping case.

Lepel, Elwood A.; Hensley, Walter K.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of the comprehensive proton therapy machine quality assurance procedures implemented at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center-Houston  

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The number of proton and carbon ion therapy centers is increasing; however, since the publication of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements report, there has been no dedicated report dealing with proton therapy quality assurance. The purpose of this article is to describe the quality assurance procedures performed on the passively scattered proton therapy beams at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center in Houston. The majorities of these procedures are either adopted from procedures outlined in the American Association of Physicists in Medical Task Group (TG) 40 report or are a modified version of the TG 40 procedures. In addition, new procedures, which were designed specifically to be applicable to the synchrotron at the author's center, have been implemented. The authors' procedures were developed and customized to ensure patient safety and accurate operation of synchrotron to within explicit limits. This article describes these procedures and can be used by others as a guideline for developing QA procedures based on particle accelerator specific parameters and local regulations pertinent to any new facility.

Arjomandy, Bijan; Sahoo, Narayan; Zhu, X. Ronald; Zullo, John R.; Wu, Richard Y.; Zhu Mingping; Ding Xiaoning; Martin, Craig; Ciangaru, George; Gillin, Michael T. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1840 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas 77025 (United States)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

Multiple channel data acquisition system  

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A multiple channel data acquisition system for the transfer of large amounts of data from a multiplicity of data channels has a plurality of modules which operate in parallel to convert analog signals to digital data and transfer that data to a communications host via a FASTBUS. Each module has a plurality of submodules which include a front end buffer (FEB) connected to input circuitry having an analog to digital converter with cache memory for each of a plurality of channels. The submodules are interfaced with the FASTBUS via a FASTBUS coupler which controls a module bus and a module memory. The system is triggered to effect rapid parallel data samplings which are stored to the cache memories. The cache memories are uploaded to the FEBs during which zero suppression occurs. The data in the FEBs is reformatted and compressed by a local processor during transfer to the module memory. The FASTBUS coupler is used by the communications host to upload the compressed and formatted data from the module memory. The local processor executes programs which are downloaded to the module memory through the FASTBUS coupler. 25 figs.

Crawley, H.B.; Rosenberg, E.I.; Meyer, W.T.; Gorbics, M.S.; Thomas, W.D.; McKay, R.L.; Homer, J.F. Jr.

1990-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple channel data acquisition system  

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A multiple channel data acquisition system for the transfer of large amounts of data from a multiplicity of data channels has a plurality of modules which operate in parallel to convert analog signals to digital data and transfer that data to a communications host via a FASTBUS. Each module has a plurality of submodules which include a front end buffer (FEB) connected to input circuitry having an analog to digital converter with cache memory for each of a plurality of channels. The submodules are interfaced with the FASTBUS via a FASTBUS coupler which controls a module bus and a module memory. The system is triggered to effect rapid parallel data samplings which are stored to the cache memories. The cache memories are uploaded to the FEBs during which zero suppression occurs. The data in the FEBs is reformatted and compressed by a local processor during transfer to the module memory. The FASTBUS coupler is used by the communications host to upload the compressed and formatted data from the module memory. The local processor executes programs which are downloaded to the module memory through the FASTBUS coupler.

Crawley, H. Bert (Ames, IA); Rosenberg, Eli I. (Ames, IA); Meyer, W. Thomas (Ames, IA); Gorbics, Mark S. (Ames, IA); Thomas, William D. (Boone, IA); McKay, Roy L. (Ames, IA); Homer, Jr., John F. (Ames, IA)

1990-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

377

DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF THE BULK TRITIUM SHIPPING PACKAGE SUBJECTED TO CLOSURE TORQUES AND SEQUENTIAL IMPACTS  

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This paper presents a finite-element technique to simulate the structural responses and to evaluate the cumulative damage of a radioactive material packaging requiring bolt closure-tightening torque and subjected to the scenarios of the Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) defined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 10 part 71 (10CFR71). Existing finite-element methods for modeling closure stresses from bolt pre-load are not readily adaptable to dynamic analyses. The HAC events are required to occur sequentially per 10CFR71 and thus the evaluation of the cumulative damage is desirable. Generally, each HAC event is analyzed separately and the cumulative damage is partially addressed by superposition. This results in relying on additional physical testing to comply with 10CFR71 requirements for assessment of cumulative damage. The proposed technique utilizes the combination of kinematic constraints, rigid-body motions and structural deformations to overcome some of the difficulties encountered in modeling the effect of cumulative damage. This methodology provides improved numerical solutions in compliance with the 10CFR71 requirements for sequential HAC tests. Analyses were performed for the Bulk Tritium Shipping Package (BTSP) designed by Savannah River National Laboratory to demonstrate the applications of the technique. The methodology proposed simulates the closure bolt torque preload followed by the sequential HAC events, the 30-foot drop and the 30-foot dynamic crush. The analytical results will be compared to the package test data.

Wu, T; Paul Blanton, P; Kurt Eberl, K

2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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FATE Unified Modeling Method for Spent Nuclear Fuel and Sludge Processing, Shipping and Storage - 13405  

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A unified modeling method applicable to the processing, shipping, and storage of spent nuclear fuel and sludge has been incrementally developed, validated, and applied over a period of about 15 years at the US DOE Hanford site. The software, FATE{sup TM}, provides a consistent framework for a wide dynamic range of common DOE and commercial fuel and waste applications. It has been used during the design phase, for safety and licensing calculations, and offers a graded approach to complex modeling problems encountered at DOE facilities and abroad (e.g., Sellafield). FATE has also been used for commercial power plant evaluations including reactor building fire modeling for fire PRA, evaluation of hydrogen release, transport, and flammability for post-Fukushima vulnerability assessment, and drying of commercial oxide fuel. FATE comprises an integrated set of models for fluid flow, aerosol and contamination release, transport, and deposition, thermal response including chemical reactions, and evaluation of fire and explosion hazards. It is one of few software tools that combine both source term and thermal-hydraulic capability. Practical examples are described below, with consideration of appropriate model complexity and validation. (authors)

Plys, Martin; Burelbach, James; Lee, Sung Jin; Apthorpe, Robert [Fauske and Associates, LLC, 16W070 83rd St., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527 (United States)] [Fauske and Associates, LLC, 16W070 83rd St., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety analysis report vitrified high level waste type B shipping cask  

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This Safety Analysis Report describes the design, analyses, and principle features of the Vitrified High Level Waste (VHLW) Cask. In preparing this report a detailed evaluation of the design has been performed to ensure that all safety, licensing, and operational goals for the cask and its associated Department of Energy program can be met. The functions of this report are: (1) to fully document that all functional and regulatory requirements of 10CFR71 can be met by the package; and (2) to document the design and analyses of the cask for review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The VHLW Cask is the reusable shipping package designed by GNSI under Department of Energy contract DE-AC04-89AL53-689 for transportation of Vitrified High Level Waste, and to meet the requirements for certification under 10CFR71 for a Type B(U) package. The VHLW cask has been designed as packaging for transport of canisters of Vitrified High Level Waste solidified at Department of Energy facilities.

NONE

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Department of Energy Spent Fuel Shipping Campaigns: Comparisons of Transportation Plans and Lessons Learned  

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Over the last 30 years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has successfully and safely transported shipments of spent nuclear fuel over America's highways and railroads. During that time, an exemplary safety record has been established with no identifiable fatalities, injuries, or environmental damage caused by the radioactive nature of the shipments. This paper evaluates some rail and truck shipping campaigns, planning processes, and selected transportation plans to identify lessons learned in terms of planning and programmatic activities. The intent of this evaluation is to document best practices from current processes and previous plans for DOE programs preparing or considering future plans. DOE's National Transportation Program (NTP) reviewed 13 plans, beginning with core debris shipments from Three Mile Island to current, ongoing fuel campaigns. This paper describes lessons learned in the areas of: emergency planning, planning information, security, shipment prenotification, emergency notification/response, terrorism/sabotage risk, and recovery and cleanup, as well as routing, security, carrier/driver requirements, transportation operational contingencies, tracking, inspections and safe parking.

Holm, Judith A.; Thrower, Alex W.; Antizzo, Karen

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternate approaches to verifying the structural adequacy of the Defense High Level Waste Shipping Cask  

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In the early 1980s, the US Department of Energy/Defense Programs (DOE/DP) initiated a project to develop a safe and efficient transportation system for defense high level waste (DHLW). A long-standing objective of the DHLW transportation project is to develop a truck cask that represents the leading edge of cask technology as well as one that fully complies with all applicable DOE, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. General Atomics (GA) designed the DHLW Truck Shipping Cask using state-of-the-art analytical techniques verified by model testing performed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The analytical techniques include two approaches, inelastic analysis and elastic analysis. This topical report presents the results of the two analytical approaches and the model testing results. The purpose of this work is to show that there are two viable analytical alternatives to verify the structural adequacy of a Type B package and to obtain an NRC license. It addition, this data will help to support the future acceptance by the NRC of inelastic analysis as a tool in packaging design and licensing.

Zimmer, A.; Koploy, M.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Ship Effect Neutron Measurements And Impacts On Low-Background Experiments  

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The primary particles entering the upper atmosphere as cosmic rays create showers in the atmosphere that include a broad spectrum of secondary neutrons, muons and protons. These cosmic-ray secondaries interact with materials at the surface of the Earth, yielding prompt backgrounds in radiation detection systems, as well as inducing long-lived activities through spallation events, dominated by the higher-energy neutron secondaries. For historical reasons, the multiple neutrons produced in spallation cascade events are referred to as “ship effect” neutrons. Quantifying the background from cosmic ray induced activities is important to low-background experiments, such as neutrino-less double beta decay. Since direct measurements of the effects of shielding on the cosmic-ray neutron spectrum are not available, Monte Carlo modeling is used to compute such effects. However, there are large uncertainties (orders of magnitude) in the possible cross-section libraries and the cosmic-ray neutron spectrum for the energy range needed in such calculations. The measurements reported here were initiated to validate results from Monte Carlo models through experimental measurements in order to provide some confidence in the model results. The results indicate that the models provide the correct trends of neutron production with increasing density, but there is substantial disagreement between the model and experimental results for the lower-density materials of Al, Fe and Cu.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Siciliano, Edward R.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the impacts of Internet-based business activities on the container shipping industry : the system dynamics modeling approach with the framework of technological evolution  

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The internet-based business (e-business) activities have become a new technological challenge to the container shipping industry (CSI) in recent years. Despite the growing importance of e-business in the CSI, little ...

Auh, Jae Hyuck, 1969-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Ship-based observation of drizzling stratocumulus clouds from EPIC to VOCALS Simon P. de Szoeke, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.  

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measured by instruments on a mast at the bow of the ship (de Szoeke et al. 2010). Radiometers measured downwelling solar and longwave thermal radiation. A scanning C-band radar measured reflectivity from

Parker, Matthew D. Brown

385

Data-dependent Write Channel Model for Magnetic Recording  

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for the Bit-Patterned Media (BPM) channel in [1]. Here, we focus on the write channel and characterize model considered and its relevance with the BPM write channel. We then characterize the information with probability 1. Relevance with the BPM write channel The channel model in (1) depicts a BPM write channel

Wang, Deli

386

Conductive Channel for Energy Transmission  

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For many years the attempts to create conductive channels of big length were taken in order to study the upper atmosphere and to settle special tasks, related to energy transmission. There upon the program of creation of 'Impulsar' represents a great interest, as this program in a combination with high-voltage high repetition rate electrical source can be useful to solve the above mentioned problems (N. Tesla ideas for the days of high power lasers). The principle of conductive channel production can be shortly described as follows. The 'Impulsar' - laser jet engine vehicle - propulsion take place under the influence of powerful high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser radiation. In the experiments the CO{sub 2}-laser and solid state Nd:YAG laser systems had been used. Active impulse appears thanks to air breakdown (<30 km) or to the breakdown of ablated material on the board (>30 km), placed in the vicinity of the focusing mirror-acceptor of the breakdown waves. With each pulse of powerful laser the device rises up, leaving a bright and dense trace of products with high degree of ionization and metallization by conductive nano-particles due to ablation. Conductive dust plasma properties investigation in our experiments was produced by two very effective approaches: high power laser controlled ablation and by explosion of wire. Experimental and theoretical results of conductive canal modeling will be presented. The estimations show that with already experimentally demonstrated figures of specific thrust impulse the lower layers of the Ionosphere can be reached in several ten seconds that is enough to keep the high level of channel conductivity and stability with the help of high repetition rate high voltage generator. Some possible applications for new technology are highlighted.

Apollonov, Victor V. [A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Vavilov Str. 38, Moscow, 119991 (Russian Federation)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

387

Determing Degradation Of Fiberboard In The 9975 Shipping Package By Measuring Axial Gap  

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Currently, thousands of model 9975 transportation packages are in use by the US Department of Energy (DOE); the design of which has been certified by DOE for shipment of Type B radioactive and fissile materials in accordance with Part 71, Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or 10 CFR 71, Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material. These transportation packages are also approved for the storage of DOE-STD-3013 containers at the Savannah River Site (SRS). As such, the 9975 has been continuously exposed to the service environment for a period of time greater than the approved transportation service life. In order to ensure the material integrity as specified in the safety basis, an extensive surveillance program is in place in K-Area Complex (KAC) to monitor the structural and thermal properties of the fiberboard of the 9975 shipping packages. The surveillance approach uses a combination of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) field surveillance and Destructive Examination (DE) lab testing to validate the 9975 performance assumptions. The fiberboard in the 9975 is credited with thermal insulation, criticality control and resistance to crushing. During surveillance monitoring in KAC, an increased axial gap of the fiberboard was discovered on selected items packaged at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). Many of these packages were later found to contain excess moisture. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) testing has resulted in a better understanding of the relationship between the fiberboard moisture level and compaction of the fiberboard under storage conditions and during transport. In laboratory testing, the higher moisture content has been shown to correspond to higher total compaction of fiberboard material and compaction rate. The fiberboard height is reduced by compression of the layers. This change is observed directly in the axial gap between the flange and the air shield. The axial gap measurement is made during the pre-use inspection or during the annual recertification process and is a screening measurement for changes in the fiberboard.

Hackney, E. R.; Dougherty, W. L.; Dunn, K. A.; Stefek, T. M

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYSIS OF THE AXIAL GAP VS FIBERBOARD MOISTURE CONTENT IN A 9975 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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The fiberboard assembly within a 9975 shipping package contains a modest amount of moisture, which can migrate to the cooler regions of the package when an internal heat load is present. Typically, this leads to increased moisture levels in the bottom fiberboard layers, along with elevated chloride levels which can leach from the fiberboard. Concerns have been raised that this condition could lead to corrosion of the stainless steel drum. It has been postulated that checking the axial gap at the top of the package against the current 1 inch maximum criterion provides a sufficient indication regarding the integrity of the fiberboard and drum. This report estimates the increase in axial gap that might be expected for a given moisture increase in the bottom fiberboard layers, and the likelihood that the increase will create a nonconforming condition that will lead to identification of the moisture increase. Using data relating the fiberboard moisture content with the degree of compaction under load, the present analysis indicates that the axial gap will increase by 0.282 inch as the bottom fiberboard layers approach the saturation point. This increase will cause approximately 58% of packages with otherwise nominal package component dimensions to fail the axial gap criterion, based on a survey of axial gap values recorded in K-Area surveillance activities. As the moisture content increases above saturation, the predicted increase in axial gap jumps to 0.405 inch, which would result in 92% or more of all packages failing the axial gap criterion. The data and analysis described in this report are specific to cane fiberboard. While it is expected that softwood fiberboard will behave similarly, such behavior has not yet been demonstrated.

Daugherty, W.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

Physical test report to drop test of a 9975 radioactive material shipping packaging  

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This report presents the drop test results for the 9975 radioactive material shipping package being dropped 30 feet onto a unyielding surface followed by a 40-inch puncture pin drop. The purpose of these drops was to show that the package lid would remain attached to the drum. The 30-foot drop was designed to weaken the lid closure lug while still maintaining maximum extension of the lugs from the drum surface. This was accomplished by angling the drum approximately 30 degrees from horizontal in an inverted position. In this position, the drum was rotated slightly so as not to embed the closure lugs into the drum as a result of the 30-foot drop. It was determined that this orientation would maximize deformation to the closure ring around the closure lug while still maintaining the extension of the lugs from the package surface. The second drop was from 40 inches above a 40-inch tall 6-inch diameter puncture pin. The package was angled 10 degrees from vertical and aligned over the puncture pin to solidly hit the drum lug(s) in an attempt to disengage the lid when dropped.Tests were performed in response to DOE EM-76 review Q5 inquires that questioned the capability of the 9975 drum lid to remain in place under this test sequence. Two packages were dropped utilizing this sequence, a 9974 and 9975. Test results for the 9974 package are reported in WSRC-RP-97-00945. A series of 40-inch puncture pin tests were also performed on undamaged 9975 and 9974 packages.

Blanton, P.S.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

390

Structure of conducting channel of lightning  

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The spatial distribution of the plasma density in a lightning channel is studied theoretically. It is shown that the electric-field double layer is formed at the channel boundary. In this case, the electron temperature changes abruptly and ions are accelerated by the electric field of the double layer. The ion momentum flux density is close to the surrounding gas pressure. Cleaning of the channel from heavy particles occurs in particle-exchange processes between the plasma channel and the surrounding air. Hydrogen ions are accumulated inside the expanding channel from the surrounding air, which is enriched by hydrogen-contained molecules. In this case, the plasma channel is unstable and splits to a chain of equidistant bunches of plasma. The hydrogen-enrich bunches burn diffusely after recombination exhibiting the bead lightning behavior.

Alanakyan, Yu. R. [Department of General and Applied Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudny, 141700 Moscow Region (Russian Federation)] [Department of General and Applied Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudny, 141700 Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

391

Private Interactive Communication Across an Adversarial Channel  

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Private Interactive Communication Across an Adversarial Channel Ran Gelles, Amit Sahai, and Akshay Wadia Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA {gelles, sahai

392

Southern California Channel Islands Bibliography, through 1992  

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evaluation/offshore/Santa Maria/ Santa Barbara/Santa Maria Basin/Santa Barbara Channel/Los Angeles Basin/economic geology/energy sources/petroleum. #

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Wheat interactions with Italian ryegrass; forage production and quality in pure and mixed stands of wheat, oats, and ryegrass; and halosulfuron interaction with soils  

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loam, (C) Harney silty clay loam, (D) Houston Black clay, (E) Ships clay, and (F)Victoria silty clay loam.......................................................................................... 34 3 Freundlich adsorption and desorption... of halosulfuron from (A) Acuff Estacado sandy clay, (B) Bernard clay loam, (C) Harney silty clay loam, (D) Houston Black clay, (E) Ships clay, and (F)Victoria silty clay loam...

Carpenter, Alexandra Cathryn

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

394

Joint channel estimation and decoding of root LDPC codes in block-fading channels  

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Joint channel estimation and decoding of root LDPC codes in block-fading channels Iryna Andriyanova receivers for joint decoding and channel-state estimation for transmission on block-fading chan- nels of root-LDPC-coded signals. Root-LDPC codes are known to be most performant codes for block

Andriyanova, Iryna

395

Ca2+ Channels and Ryanodine Receptors in  

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Ca2+ Channels and Ryanodine Receptors in Heart Cells Vasudev Bailey Calcium Signals Ca2+ signalling between single L-type Ca2+ channels and ryanodine receptors in heart cells Shi-Qiang Wang, Long-Sheng Song and ryanodine receptors #12;Local calcium release Ca (a.u.) 20 µm Background Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release

Yue, David

396

Energy Harvesting Diamond Channel with Energy Cooperation  

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Energy Harvesting Diamond Channel with Energy Cooperation Berk Gurakan Sennur Ulukus Department@umd.edu Abstract--We consider the energy harvesting diamond channel, where the source and two relays harvest energy the option of wirelessly transferring some of its energy to the relays via energy cooperation. We find

Ulukus, Sennur

397

Blind Channel Equalization and -Approximation Algorithms  

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Blind Channel Equalization and #15;-Approximation Algorithms #3; Qingyu Li 1 , Er-Wei Bai 1 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 Abstract In this paper, we show that a blind equalizer can be obtained without using any sta- tistical information on the input by formulating the blind channel equalization

Ye, Yinyu

398

Distributed Interference Pricing with MISO Channels  

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Distributed Interference Pricing with MISO Channels Changxin Shi, Randall A. Berry, and Michael L an interference channel consisting of multi- input, single-output (MISO) wireless links. The objective generalized to a MISO network, as shown in Sec- tion II. Such an algorithm was previously presented in [3

Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

399

Optimization of Energy Harvesting MISO Communication Channels  

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1 Optimization of Energy Harvesting MISO Communication Channels Rajeev Gangula, Student Member-to-point multiple-input single-output (MISO) communication system is con- sidered when both the transmitter (TX bound on the ergodic rate of MISO channel with beamforming and limited feedback. Feedback bit allocation

Gesbert, David

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Sabine-Neches Waterway Channel Improvement Project  

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and 500 to 800 feet wide, from the Gulf of Mexico; a channel 40 feet deep and 400 feet wide to Beaumont of navigation on the waterway. The current channel was completed in 1960. At that time, crude oil tankers are now used routinely for crude oil imports to both Beaumont and Port Arthur. In addition to larger

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401

Constrained capacity of MIMO Rayleigh fading channels  

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In this thesis channel capacity of a special type of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) Rayleigh fading channels is studied, where the transmitters are subject to a finite phase-shift keying (PSK) input alphabet. The constraint on the input...

He, Wenyan

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary design report: Babcock and Wilcox BR-100 100-ton rail/barge spent fuel shipping cask  

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The purpose of this document is to provide information on burnup credit as applied to the preliminary design of the BR-100 shipping cask. There is a brief description of the preliminary basket design and the features used to maintain a critically safe system. Following the basket description is a discussion of various criticality analyses used to evaluate burnup credit. The results from these analyses are then reviewed in the perspective of fuel burnups expected to be shipped to either the final repository or a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. The hurdles to employing burnup credit in the certification of any cask are then outlines and reviewed. the last section gives conclusions reached as to burnup credit for the BR-100 cask, based on our analyses and experience. All information in this study refers to the cask configured to transport PWR fuel. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel satisfies the criticality requirements so that burnup credit is not needed. All calculations generated in the preparation of this report were based upon the preliminary design which will be optimized during the final design. 8 refs., 19 figs., 16 tabs.

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1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-channel blind system identification for central hemodynamic monitoring  

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Multi-channel Blind System Identification (MBSI) is a technique for estimating both an unknown input and unknown channel dynamics from simultaneous output measurements at different channels through which the input signal ...

Zhang, Yi, 1973-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Hydraulic and slurry flows through a channel contraction  

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Hydraulic and slurry flows through a channel contraction Onno Bokhove o, Twente #12;Hydraulic flow through channel contraction Outline · 1. Introduction · 2. Experiments · 3. Conclusions · References ISSF 2008 University of Twente Page 2 #12;Hydraulic flow through channel contraction

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

405

Maximum likelihood sequence estimation for multipath fading channels  

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This thesis addresses receiver design for multipath fading channels. The channel model was chosen to closely resemble a typical land mobile fading channel. Three receivers will be compared in this work. The first will be the optimum receiver...

Pautler, Joseph James

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Shipping Remote Handled Transuranic Waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - An Operational Experience  

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On January 18, 2007, the first ever shipment of Remote Handled Transuranic (RH TRU) waste left the gate at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), headed toward the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for disposal, thus concluding one of the most stressful, yet rewarding, periods the authors have ever experienced. The race began in earnest on October 16, 2006, with signature of the New Mexico Environment Department Secretary's Final Order, ruling that the '..draft permit as changed is hereby approved in its entirety.' This established the effective date of the approved permit as November 16, 2006. The permit modification was a consolidation of several Class 3 modification requests, one of which included incorporation of RH TRU requirements and another of which incorporated the requirements of Section 311 of Public Law 108-137. The obvious goal was to complete the first shipment by November 17. While many had anticipated its approval, the time had finally come to actually implement, and time seemed to be the main item lacking. At that point, even the most aggressive schedule that could be seriously documented showed a first ship date in March 2007. Even though planning for this eventuality had started in May 2005 with the arrival of the current Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) contractor (and even before that), there were many facility and system modifications to complete, startup authorizations to fulfill, and many regulatory audits and approvals to obtain before the first drum could be loaded. Through the dedicated efforts of the ICP workers, the partnership with Department of Energy (DOE) - Idaho, the coordinated integration with the Central Characterization Project (CCP), the flexibility and understanding of the regulatory community, and the added encouragement of DOE - Carlsbad Field Office and at Headquarters, the first RH TRU canister was loaded on December 22, 2006. Following final regulatory approval on January 17, 2007, the historic event finally occurred the following day. While some of the success of this endeavor can be attributed to the sheer will and determination of the individuals involved, the fact that it was established and managed as a separate sub-project under the ICP, accounts for a majority of the success. Utilizing a structured project management approach, including development of, and management to, a performance baseline, allowed for timely decision making and the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions as the various aspects of the project matured. This paper provides some insight into how this was achieved, in a relatively short time, and provides an overview of the experience of start-up of a new retrieval, characterization, loading, and transportation operation in the midst of an aggressive cleanup project. Additionally, as one might expect, everything within the project did not go as planned, which provides a great opportunity to discuss some lessons learned. Finally, the first shipment was just the beginning. There are 224 additional shipments scheduled. In keeping with the theme of WM 2008, Phoenix Rising: Moving Forward in Waste Management, this paper will address the future opportunities and challenges of RH TRU waste management at the INL. (authors)

Anderson, S.; Bradford, J.; Clements, T.; Crisp, D.; Sherick, M. [CH2M-WG Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); D'Amico, E. [Washington TRU Solutions, Denver, CO (United States); Lattin, W. [United States Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Watson, K. [United States Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office, Carlsbad, NM (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solution to time-energy costs of quantum channels  

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We derive a formula for the time-energy costs of general quantum channels proposed in [Phys. Rev. A 88, 012307 (2013)]. This formula allows us to numerically find the time-energy cost of any quantum channel using positive semidefinite programming. We also derive a lower bound to the time-energy cost for any channels and the exact the time-energy cost for a class of channels which includes the qudit depolarizing channels and projector channels as special cases.

Chi-Hang Fred Fung; H. F. Chau; Chi-Kwong Li; Nung-Sing Sze

2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

408

TWO-CHANNEL DIELECTRIC WAKE FIELD ACCELERATOR  

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Experimental results are reported for test beam acceleration and deflection in a two-channel, cm-scale, rectangular dielectric-lined wakefield accelerator structure energized by a 14-MeV drive beam. The dominant waveguide mode of the structure is at {approx}30 GHz, and the structure is configured to exhibit a high transformer ratio ({approx}12:1). Accelerated bunches in the narrow secondary channel of the structure are continuously energized via Cherenkov radiation that is emitted by a drive bunch moving in the wider primary channel. Observed energy gains and losses, transverse deflections, and changes in the test bunch charge distribution compare favorably with predictions of theory.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2012-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

409

Multi-channel polarized thermal emitter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multi-channel polarized thermal emitter (PTE) is presented. The multi-channel PTE can emit polarized thermal radiation without using a polarizer at normal emergence. The multi-channel PTE consists of two layers of metallic gratings on a monolithic and homogeneous metallic plate. It can be fabricated by a low-cost soft lithography technique called two-polymer microtransfer molding. The spectral positions of the mid-infrared (MIR) radiation peaks can be tuned by changing the periodicity of the gratings and the spectral separation between peaks are tuned by changing the mutual angle between the orientations of the two gratings.

Lee, Jae-Hwang; Ho, Kai-Ming; Constant, Kristen P

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

410

Complete Muon Cooling Channel Design and Simulations  

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Considerable progress has been made in developing promising subsystems for muon beam cooling channels to provide the extraordinary reduction of emittances required for an energy-frontier muon collider. However, it has not yet been demonstrated that the various proposed cooling subsystems can be consolidated into an integrated end-to-end design. Presented here are concepts to address the matching of transverse emittances between subsystems through an extension of the theoretical framework of the Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), which allows a general analytical approach to guide the transition from one set of cooling channel parameters to another.

C. Y. Yoshikawa, C.M. Ankenbrandt, R.P. Johnson, Y.S. Derbenev, V.S. Morozov, D.V. Neuffer, K. Yonehara

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Complete Muon Cooling Channel Design and Simulations  

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Considerable progress has been made in developing promising subsystems for muon beam cooling channels to provide the extraordinary reduction of emittances required for an energy-frontier muon collider. However, it has not yet been demonstrated that the various proposed cooling subsystems can be consolidated into an integrated end-to-end design. Presented here are concepts to address the matching of transverse emittances between subsystems through an extension of the theoretical framework of the Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), which allows a general analytical approach to guide the transition from one set of cooling channel parameters to another.

Neuffer, D.V.; /Fermilab; Ankenbrandt, C.M.; Johnson, R.P.; Yoshikawa, C.Y.; /MUONS Inc., Batavia; Derbenev, Y.S.; Morozov, V.S.; /Jefferson Lab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Coupled-channel scattering on a torus  

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Based on the Hamiltonian formalism approach, a generalized Luscher's formula for two particle scattering in both the elastic and coupled-channel cases in moving frames is derived from a relativistic Lippmann-Schwinger equation. Some strategies for extracting scattering amplitudes for a coupled-channel system from the discrete finite-volume spectrum are discussed and illustrated with a toy model of two-channel resonant scattering. This formalism will, in the near future, be used to extract information about hadron scattering from lattice QCD computations.

Guo, Peng [JLAB; Dudek, Jozef Jon [Old Dominion U., JLAB; Edwards, Robert G. [JLAB; Szczepaniak, Adam Pawel [Indiana U.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

MTBE movements between Texas Gulf Coast plants to be enhanced  

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This paper reports that Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Co. (Teppco), Houston, has begun construction of its shuttle pipeline, a 10-mile, 6 and 8-in. line to move methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) between producers and refiners along the Houston Ship Channel. Funding for the project has been approved, rights-of-way are secured, and procurement of materials is under way, according to Teppco. The line will flow from the western edge of Shell's refinery eastward to storage facilities of Teppco's Baytown terminal. The shuttle pipeline anticipates the US requirement for oxygenated gasolines that takes effect Nov. 1. Approximately 70% of the available US merchant capacity for MTBE is located along the shuttle's path, Teppco says.

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1992-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

414

Longitudinal profile of channels cut by springs  

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We propose a simple theory for the longitudinal profile of channels incised by groundwater flow. The aquifer surrounding the stream is represented in two dimensions through Darcy's law and the Dupuit approximation. The ...

Devauchelle, O.

415

Channelized voice over digital subscriber line  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The objective of this article is to present a promising voice over digital subscriber line (VoDSL) solution: an alternative method that uses physical layer transportation to provide channelized VoDSL (CVoDSL). This article ...

Habib, A.; Saiedian, Hossein

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Kelp Forests of the Santa Barbara Channel  

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Kelp Forests of the Santa Barbara Channel Revised Fourth Edition Kelp Forests of the Santa Barbara Research Program Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Program #12;Kelp Forests of the Santa

California at Santa Barbara, University of

417

Optimal Distributed Beamforming for MISO Interference Channels  

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In this thesis, the problem of quantifying the Pareto optimal boundary of the achievable rate region is considered over multiple-input single-output(MISO)interference channels, where the problem boils down to solving a sequence of convex feasibility...

Qiu, Jiaming

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

418

Message passing with queues and channels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In an embodiment, a send thread receives an identifier that identifies a destination node and a pointer to data. The send thread creates a first send request in response to the receipt of the identifier and the data pointer. The send thread selects a selected channel from among a plurality of channels. The selected channel comprises a selected hand-off queue and an identification of a selected message unit. Each of the channels identifies a different message unit. The selected hand-off queue is randomly accessible. If the selected hand-off queue contains an available entry, the send thread adds the first send request to the selected hand-off queue. If the selected hand-off queue does not contain an available entry, the send thread removes a second send request from the selected hand-off queue and sends the second send request to the selected message unit.

Dozsa, Gabor J; Heidelberger, Philip; Kumar, Sameer; Ratterman, Joseph D; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard; Wisniewski, Robert W

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

419

Weak multiplicativity for random quantum channels  

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It is known that random quantum channels exhibit significant violations of multiplicativity of maximum output p-norms for any p>1. In this work, we show that a weaker variant of multiplicativity nevertheless holds for these channels. For any constant p>1, given a random quantum channel N (i.e. a channel whose Stinespring representation corresponds to a random subspace S), we show that with high probability the maximum output p-norm of n copies of N decays exponentially with n. The proof is based on relaxing the maximum output infinity-norm of N to the operator norm of the partial transpose of the projector onto S, then calculating upper bounds on this quantity using ideas from random matrix theory.

Montanaro, Ashley

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Optimal unitary dilation for bosonic Gaussian channels  

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A general quantum channel can be represented in terms of a unitary interaction between the information-carrying system and a noisy environment. In this paper the minimal number of quantum Gaussian environmental modes required to provide a unitary dilation of a multimode bosonic Gaussian channel is analyzed for both pure and mixed environments. We compute this quantity in the case of pure environment corresponding to the Stinespring representation and give an improved estimate in the case of mixed environment. The computations rely, on one hand, on the properties of the generalized Choi-Jamiolkowski state and, on the other hand, on an explicit construction of the minimal dilation for arbitrary bosonic Gaussian channel. These results introduce a new quantity reflecting ''noisiness'' of bosonic Gaussian channels and can be applied to address some issues concerning transmission of information in continuous variables systems.

Caruso, Filippo [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, D-89069 Ulm (Germany); Eisert, Jens [Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems, Freie Universitaet Berlin, D-14195 Berlin (Germany); Giovannetti, Vittorio [NEST, Scuola Normale Superiore and Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, I-56126 Pisa (Italy); Holevo, Alexander S. [Steklov Mathematical Institute, Gubkina 8, RU-119991 Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Digitally Assisted Multi-Channel Receivers  

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-channel charge sampling receivers with sinc filter banks together with a complete system calibration and synchronization algorithm for the receiver. A unified model has been defined for the receiver containing all first order mismatches, offsets... and imperfections and a technique based on least mean squares algorithm is employed to track these errors. The performance of this technique under noisy channel conditions has been verified. The sinc filter bank is compared with the conventional analog filter...

Pentakota, Krishna Anand Santosh Spikanth

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Communications with Tribes along U.S. Department of Energy Shipping Routes: Preparing for Yucca Mountain  

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This paper describes efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) to initiate, coordinate, and improve communications with Native American Tribes along potential shipping routes to the geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Office of National Transportation (ONT) within OCRWM is taking a collaborative approach that builds upon past working relationships between DOE and Tribal Nations. This paper focuses on those relationships, vehicles such as the Tribal Topic Group of the DOE Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC), and other recent interactions that ONT has been pursuing to strengthen existing partnerships and build new ones. It also offers lessons learned and goals for the future as ONT looks ahead to ensure appropriate coordination with Tribes on future shipments to Yucca Mountain. (authors)

Jones, J. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Office of National Transportation, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585 (United States); Portner, W. E. [Science Applications International Corporation, 2109 Air Park Drive, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (United States); Patric, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, 955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW, Washington, DC 20024 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATUS REPORT FOR AGING STUDIES OF EPDM O-RING MATERIAL FOR THE H1616 SHIPPING PACKAGE  

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This is an interim status report for tasks carried out per Task Technical Plan SRNL-STI-2011-00506. A series of tasks/experiments are being performed at the Savannah River National Laboratory to monitor the aging performance of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) Orings used in the H1616 shipping package. The data will support the technical basis to extend the annual maintenance of the EPDM O-rings in the H1616 shipping package and to predict the life of the seals at bounding service conditions. Current expectations are that the O-rings will maintain a seal at bounding normal temperatures in service (152 F) for at least 12 months. The baseline aging data review suggests that the EPDM O-rings are likely to retain significant mechanical properties and sealing force at bounding service temperatures to provide a service life of at least 2 years. At lower, more realistic temperatures, longer service life is likely. Parallel compression stress relaxation and vessel leak test efforts are in progress to further validate this assessment and quantify a more realistic service life prediction. The H1616 shipping package O-rings were evaluated for baseline property data as part of this test program. This was done to provide a basis for comparison of changes in material properties and performance parameters as a function of aging. This initial characterization was limited to physical and mechanical properties, namely hardness, thickness and tensile strength. These properties appear to be consistent with O-ring specifications. Three H1616-1 Containment Vessels were placed in test conditions and are aging at temperatures ranging from 160 to 300 F. The vessels were Helium leak-tested initially and have been tested at periodic intervals after cooling to room temperature to determine if they meet the criterion of leaktightness defined in ANSI standard N14.5-97 (< 1E-07 std cc air/sec at room temperature). To date, no leak test failures have occurred. The cumulative time at temperature ranges from 174 days for the 300 F vessel to 189 days for the 160 F vessel as of 8/1/2012. The compression stress-relaxation (CSR) behavior of H1616 shipping package O-rings is being evaluated to develop an aging model based on material properties. O-ring segments were initially aged at four temperatures (175 F, 235 F, 300 F and 350 F). These temperatures were selected to bound normal service temperatures and to challenge the seals within a reasonable aging period. Currently, samples aging at 300 F and 350 F have reached the mechanical failure point (end of life) which is defined in this study as 90% loss of initial sealing force. As a result, additional samples more recently began aging at {approx}270 F to provide additional data for the aging model. Aging and periodic leak testing of the full containment vessels, as well as CSR testing of O-ring segments is ongoing. Continued testing per the Task Technical Plan is recommended in order to validate the assumptions outlined in this status report and to quantify and validate the long-term performance of O-ring seals under actual service conditions.

Stefek, T.; Daugherty, W.; Skidmore, E.

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

424

Clustering of cyclic-nucleotide-gated channels in olfactory cilia  

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Clustering of cyclic-nucleotide-gated channels in olfactory cilia Richard J. Flannery* , Donald A channel clusters in olfactory cilia Key words: olfaction, receptor neuron, cyclic-nucleotide-gated channel of olfactory signal transduction, including a high density of cyclic-nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels. CNG

French, Donald A.

425

MISO Broadcast Channel with Delayed and Evolving CSIT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MISO Broadcast Channel with Delayed and Evolving CSIT Jinyuan Chen and Petros Elia Mobile--The work considers the two-user MISO broadcast channel with a gradual and delayed accumulation of channel-input single-output broadcast channel (MISO BC) with an M-transmit antenna (M 2) transmitter communicating

Gesbert, David

426

Multiple description source coding for mobile radio channels  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The topic of this thesis is the transmission of a memoryless source over a slow fading channel. It should be noted that when a channel is specified as a slow fading channel, it does not specify whether the channel is flat or frequency selective...

Pegnyemb, Telesphore Bertrand

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Refurbishment and modification of existing protective shipping packages (for 30-inch UF{sub 6} cylinders) per USDOT specification No. USA-DOT-21PF-1A  

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This paper addresses the refurbishment procedures for existing shipping containers for 30-inch diameter UF{sub 6} cylinders in accordance with DOT Specification 21PF-1 and the criteria used to determine rejection when such packages are unsuitable for refurbishment.

Housholder, W.R. [Nuclear Containers, Incorporated, Elizabethton, TN (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Enrolled in UC SHIP? Sit back and relax. Come January 1, 2014, all Americans must be enrolled in health insurance or pay a fine. As a  

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coverage for you. Above all, your health is what matters most! While our health care system is changing the health care system, both on and off campus. Drop by or give them a call if you have questions or need cover health care expenses so that students can focus on their academic goals. UC SHIP already exceeds

Talley, Lynne D.

429

Experimental Measurements and Numerical Prediction of the Effect of Waves on Mooring Line Forces for a Container Ship Moored to Pile Supported and Solid Wall Docks  

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710 ft ship and model dock. The dock construction, solid sheet wall or pile supported, was varied to add another aspect of a moored vessel. Mooring lines were modeled using 14 springs in typical mooring line arrangement to simulate the elastic...

Luai, Andres B

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Gourlay, T.P. & Cray, W.G. 2009 Ship under-keel clearance monitoring using RTK GPS. Proc. Coasts and Ports, Wellington, September 2009  

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draft Static UKC Net UKC Squat, heel, waves Figure 1: Predicting UKC for a ship in shallow water [Net-keel clearance (UKC) management, using real- time kinematic (RTK) GPS receivers. The proposed GPS method-time kinematic (RTK) system. High-accuracy RTK GPS units receive dual- frequency GPS signals from satellites

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Battery: Collection, Storage and Shipping Procedure: 8.41 Created: 09/16/2013 Version: 1.4 Revised: 1/17/2014  

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Battery: Collection, Storage and Shipping Procedure: 8.41 Created: 09/16/2013 Version: 1.4 Revised: 1/17/2014 Environmental Health & Safety Page 1 of 8 A. Purpose To ensure that all spend batteries and Columbia University Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures. B. Applicability/Scope 1. Use of battery

Jia, Songtao

432

Evaluation of Ships' Ballast Water as a Vector for Transfer of Pathogenic Bacteria to Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of Mexico  

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and unloading cargo as well as during transit. As a ship unloads it’s cargo at a port, it takes on ballast water and then when it loads cargo at the next port, it discharges the ballast water, thus transferring water from port to port. Aquatic organisms...

Morris, Theresa L

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Published in Notteboom, T.E. (ed.), Current Issues in Shipping, Ports and Logistics, Academic & Scientific Publishers (ASP), Brussels, pp. 185-201.  

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Published in Notteboom, T.E. (ed.), Current Issues in Shipping, Ports and Logistics, Academic at a given set of ports have rarely been approached from a network perspective. This paper proposes a set, and operators), foreland (distance to other ports and distribution of connections), connectivity itself (number

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

434

A Search for Channel Deformation in Irradiated Vanadium Tensile Specimens  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A miniature tensile specimen of V-4Cr-4Ti which had be irradiated in the 17J test at 425°C to 3.7 dpa was mechanically polished, deformed to 3.9% strain at room temperature, and examined by scanning and transmission electron microscopy in order to look for evidence of channel deformation. It was found that uniform deformation can occur without channel deformation, but evidence for channeling was found with channels appearing most prominently after the onset of necking. The channeling occurs on wavy planes with large variations in localized deformation from channel to channel.

Gelles, David S.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Kurtz, Richard J.

2010-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Poly(ethylene glycol)-based open-channel blockers for the acetylcholine receptor : mechanistic and structure-function studies at the single-channel level  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ion channels are essential mediators in nervous signaling pathways. Because hyperactivation of ion channels can lead to pathological disorders such as congenital myasthenic syndromes and neurodegeneration, channel inhibitors ...

Lin, Wan-Chen, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint source channel coding for non-ergodic channels: the distortion signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) exponent perspective  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 II DISTORTION SNR EXPONENT FOR THE AWGN CHANNEL 10 A. Introduction and Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 B. Informed Transmitter Upper Bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 C. Prior Work... mean square error, a simple joint source channel coding scheme that involves just transmitting the source over the channel with appropriate power scaling is optimal [1,2]. Some advantages and disadvantages of joint source channel coding are discussed...

Bhattad, Kapil

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

437

Determinating Timing Channels in Statistically Multiplexed Clouds  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Timing side-channels represent an insidious security challenge for cloud computing, because: (a) they enable one customer to steal information from another without leaving a trail or raising alarms; (b) only the cloud provider can feasibly detect and report such attacks, but the provider's incentives are not to; and (c) known general-purpose timing channel control methods undermine statistical resource sharing efficiency, and, with it, the cloud computing business model. We propose a new cloud architecture that uses provider-enforced deterministic execution to eliminate all timing channels internal to a shared cloud domain, without limiting internal resource sharing. A prototype determinism-enforcing hypervisor demonstrates that utilizing such a cloud might be both convenient and efficient. The hypervisor enables parallel guest processes and threads to interact via familiar shared memory and file system abstractions, and runs moderately coarse-grained parallel tasks as efficiently and scalably as current nond...

Aviram, Amittai; Ford, Bryan; Gummadi, Ramakrishna

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Degenerate Quantum Codes for Pauli Channels  

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A striking feature of quantum error correcting codes is that they can sometimes be used to correct more errors than they can uniquely identify. Such degenerate codes have long been known, but have remained poorly understood. We provide a heuristic for designing degenerate quantum codes for high noise rates, which is applied to generate codes that can be used to communicate over almost any Pauli channel at rates that are impossible for a nondegenerate code. The gap between nondegenerate and degenerate code performance is quite large, in contrast to the tiny magnitude of the only previous demonstration of this effect. We also identify a channel for which none of our codes outperform the best nondegenerate code and show that it is nevertheless quite unlike any channel for which nondegenerate codes are known to be optimal.

Graeme Smith; John A. Smolin

2006-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Roadmapping - A Tool for Resolving Science and Technology Issues Related to Processing, Packaging, and Shipping Nuclear Materials and Waste  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Roadmapping is an effective methodology to identify and link technology development and deployment efforts to a program's or project's needs and requirements. Roadmapping focuses on needed technical support to the baselines (and to alternatives to the baselines) where the probability of success is low (high uncertainty) and the consequences of failure are relatively high (high programmatic risk, higher cost, longer schedule, or higher ES&H risk). The roadmap identifies where emphasis is needed, i.e., areas where investments are large, the return on investment is high, or the timing is crucial. The development of a roadmap typically involves problem definition (current state versus the desired state) and major steps (functions) needed to reach the desired state. For Nuclear Materials (NM), the functions could include processing, packaging, storage, shipping, and/or final disposition of the material. Each function is examined to determine what technical development would be needed to make the function perform as desired. This requires a good understanding of the current state of technology and technology development and validation activities to ensure the viability of each step. In NM disposition projects, timing is crucial! Technology must be deployed within the project window to be of value. Roadmaps set the stage to keep the technology development and deployment focused on project milestones and ensure that the technologies are sufficiently mature when needed to mitigate project risk and meet project commitments. A recent roadmapping activity involved a 'cross-program' effort, which included NM programs, to address an area of significant concern to the Department of Energy (DOE) related to gas generation issues, particularly hydrogen. The roadmap that was developed defined major gas generation issues within the DOE complex and research that has been and is being conducted to address gas generation concerns. The roadmap also provided the basis for sharing ''lessons learned'' from R&D efforts across DOE programs to increase efficiency and effectiveness in addressing gas generation issues. The gas generation roadmap identified pathways that have significant risk, indicating where more emphasis should be placed on contingency planning. Roadmapping further identified many opportunities for sharing of information and collaboration. Roadmapping will continue to be useful in keeping focused on the efforts necessary to mitigate the risk in the disposition pathways and to respond to the specific needs of the sites. Other areas within NM programs, including transportation and disposition of orphan and other nuclear materials, are prime candidates for additional roadmapping to assure achievement of timely and cost effective solutions for the processing, packaging, shipping, and/or final disposition of nuclear materials.

Luke, Dale Elden; Dixon, Brent Wayne; Murphy, James Anthony

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating a single qubit channel using a mixed state environment  

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We analyze the class of single qubit channels with the environment modeled by a one-qubit mixed state. The set of affine transformations for this class of channels is computed analytically, employing the canonical form for the two-qubit unitary operator. We demonstrate that, 3/8 of the generalized depolarizing channels can be simulated by the one-qubit mixed state environment by explicitly obtaining the shape of the volume occupied by this class of channels within the tetrahedron representing the generalized depolarizing channels. Further, as a special case, we show that the two-Pauli Channel cannot be simulated by a one-qubit mixed state environment.

Geetu Narang; Arvind

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Strain uniformity through equal channel angular extrusion  

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The objective of this work is to characterize the processing effects of equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) on aluminum 6063, copper I 10, and filamentary Cu/NbTi composite superconductor. The major objective of this study is to measure strain...

Bier, Derek Werner

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Perspective Ion Channels: From Conductance to Structure  

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membrane is an essen- tially insurmountable barrier for the flow of ions; therefore, ion transport is carried out by membrane-embedded specialized proteins in the form of transporters and ion channels a purely electrical concept to a structural dynamics view of ions in- teracting with a membrane protein

Bezanilla, Francisco

443

Channel coding for high speed links  

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This thesis explores the benefit of channel coding for high-speed backplane or chip-to-chip interconnects, referred to as the high-speed links. Although both power-constrained and bandwidth-limited, the high-speed links ...

Blitvic, Natasa

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds as Water Channel Blockers  

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/AQP2/AQP4, whereas the water permeability of AQP3 and AQP5, which lack a corresponding TyrQuaternary Ammonium Compounds as Water Channel Blockers SPECIFICITY, POTENCY, AND SITE OF ACTION, West Mains Road, EH9 3JJ Scotland, United Kingdom Excessive water uptake through Aquaporins (AQP) can

de Groot, Bert

445

Channel Routing for Integrated Optics Christopher Condrat  

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Channel Routing for Integrated Optics Christopher Condrat (chris@g6net.com) Priyank Kalla (kalla, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Abstract--Increasing scope and applications of integrated optics necessitates the development of automated techniques for physical design of optical systems. This paper presents an automated

Kalla, Priyank

446

Computational Studies of the Gramicidin Channel  

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Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021 Received September 17 of the ion and water molecules through the channel interior, the large energetic loss due to dehydration, the large energetic loss of de- hydration being roughly compensated by coordination with main-chain carbonyl

Gates, Kent. S.

447

Channel Sounding for the Masses: Low Complexity GNU 802.11b Channel Impulse Response Estimation  

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New techniques in cross-layer wireless networks are building demand for ubiquitous channel sounding, that is, the capability to measure channel impulse response (CIR) with any standard wireless network and node. Towards that goal, we present a software-defined IEEE 802.11b receiver and CIR estimation system with little additional computational complexity compared to 802.11b reception alone. The system implementation, using the universal software radio peripheral (USRP) and GNU Radio, is described and compared to previous work. By overcoming computational limitations and performing direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DS-SS) matched filtering on the USRP, we enable high-quality yet inexpensive CIR estimation. We validate the channel sounder and present a drive test campaign which measures hundreds of channels between WiFi access points and an in-vehicle receiver in urban and suburban areas.

Firooz, Mohammad H; Zhang, Junxing; Patwari, Neal; Kasera, Sneha K

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Solar UV radiation exposure of seamen - Measurements, calibration and model calculations of erythemal irradiance along ship routes  

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Seamen working on vessels that go along tropical and subtropical routes are at risk to receive high doses of solar erythemal radiation. Due to small solar zenith angles and low ozone values, UV index and erythemal dose are much higher than at mid-and high latitudes. UV index values at tropical and subtropical Oceans can exceed UVI = 20, which is more than double of typical mid-latitude UV index values. Daily erythemal dose can exceed the 30-fold of typical midlatitude winter values. Measurements of erythemal exposure of different body parts on seamen have been performed along 4 routes of merchant vessels. The data base has been extended by two years of continuous solar irradiance measurements taken on the mast top of RV METEOR. Radiative transfer model calculations for clear sky along the ship routes have been performed that use satellite-based input for ozone and aerosols to provide maximum erythemal irradiance and dose. The whole data base is intended to be used to derive individual erythemal exposure of seamen during work-time.

Feister, Uwe [German Meteorological Service, Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg - Richard-Assmann-Observatory, Am Observatorium 12, 15848 Lindenberg (Germany); Meyer, Gabriele; Kirst, Ulrich [German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Transport and Traffic, Ottenser Hauptstrasse 54, 22765 Hamburg (Germany)

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

449

Bedrock channel response to tetonic, climatic and eustatic forcings  

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The response of bedrock channels to external forcings is investigated in this thesis. The approach is to test and constrain a theoretical model for bedrock-channel incision based on shear stress using field data. The primary ...

Snyder, Noah P

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Analysis of global channel costs for the pharmaceutical industry  

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The pharmaceutical industry creates products which often have more than one supply chain channel, defined as a route through the supply chain network from sourcing to the end market. Each channel's specific cost characteristics ...

Rimling, Eric C. (Eric Christopher)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Finite blocklength analysis of the MISO Coherent Block Fading Channel  

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The Coherent MISO Block Fading Channel is a wireless communication channel model in which the transmitter has access to multiple antennas while the receiver has access to one. This model is becoming increasingly important ...

Collins, Austin Daniel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Correlation-based beamforming for multi-user MIMO channels  

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W. Cheng and R. Murch, “MU-MISO transmission with limitedis found in [42] for the MISO channel or in [28] for theoutperforms DPC in the MISO broadcast channel. A similar

Anderson, Adam L.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Channel estimation and feedback for multiple antenna communication  

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Schematic representation of a MISO system with beamformingcapacity of the correlated MISO channel with Q-EGT for di?Outage probability of the MISO channel with quantized EGT (t

Murthy, Chandra Ramabhadra

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

RF performance of short channel graphene field-effect transistor  

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In this paper, the authors present experimental studies on transport characteristics of graphene FETs with channel lengths down to 70 nm. The factors limiting the performance of short channel graphene devices are discussed. ...

Wu, Y. Q.

455

FREE CONVECTIVE LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL  

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LAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL H. Akbarf andLAMINAR FLOW WITHIN THE TROMBE WALL CHANNEL H. Akbari andchannel surfaces of the Trombe wall has been investigated.

Akbari, H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Group velocity and pulse lengthening of mismatched laser pulses in plasma channels  

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Implications for plasma channel diagnostics are discussed.may serve as the basis of a plasma channel diagnostic.Recently a plasma channel diagnostic was proposed that

Schroeder, Carl

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Irregular Turbo Codes in Block-Fading Channels  

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We study irregular binary turbo codes over non-ergodic block-fading channels. We first propose an extension of channel multiplexers initially designed for regular turbo codes. We then show that, using these multiplexers, irregular turbo codes that exhibit a small decoding threshold over the ergodic Gaussian-noise channel perform very close to the outage probability on block-fading channels, from both density evolution and finite-length perspectives.

Kraidy, Ghassan M; Fŕbregas, Albert Guillén i

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

SRTC criticality safety technical review: Phase 1 criticality analysis for the 9972-9975 family of shipping casks: (SRT-CMA-940003)  

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Review of SRT-CMA-940003, ``Phase I Criticality Analysis For The 9972-9975 Family Of Shipping Casks (U). (SRT-CMA-940003).`` January 22, 1994, has been performed by the SRTC Applied Physics Group. The NCSE is a criticality assessment of the 9972-9975 family of shipping casks. This work is a follow-on of a previous criticality safety evaluation, with the differences between this and the previous evaluation are that now wall tolerances are modeled and more sophisticated analytical methods are applied. The NCSE under review concludes that, with one exception, the previously specified plutonium and uranium mass limits for 9972-9975 family of shipping casks do ensure that WSRC Nuclear Criticality Safety Manual requirements (ref. 1) are satisfied. The one exception is that the plutonium mass limit for the 9974 cask had to be reduced from 4.4 to 4.3 kg. In contrast, the 7.5 kg uranium mass limit for the 9974 cask was raised to 14.5 kg, making the uranium mass identical for all casks in this family. This technical review consisted of an independent check of the methods and models employed, application of ANSI/ANS 8.1 and 8.15, and verification of WSRC Nuclear Criticality Safety Manual procedures.

Rathbun, R.

1994-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

459

Mutually refining DPCM system with applications in frame erasure channels  

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We consider the design of a mutually refining DPCM (MR-DPCM) system and its applications to frame erasure channels. MR-DPCM is a system that uses diversity to overcome channel impairments. In this thesis the design for a two channel system...

Sutharsan, Thirunathan

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Remark on the additivity conjecture for the quantum depolarizing channel  

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We consider bistochastic quantum channels generated by unitary representations of the discret group. The proof of the additivity conjecture for the quantum depolarizing channel $\\Phi$ based on the decreasing property of the relative entropy is given. We show that the additivity conjecture is true for the channel $\\Xi =\\Psi \\circ \\Phi $, where $\\Psi $ is the phase damping.

G. G. Amosov

2005-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Theory of Molecular Machines. I. Channel Capacity of Molecular Machines  

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Theory of Molecular Machines. I. Channel Capacity of Molecular Machines running title: Channel Capacity of Molecular Machines Thomas D. Schneider version = 5.76 of ccmm.tex 2004 Feb 3 Version 5.67 was submitted 1990 December 5 Schneider, T. D. (1991). Theory of molecular machines. I. Channel capacity

Schneider, Thomas D.

462

Microwave Radiometer – 3 Channel (MWR3C) Handbook  

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The microwave radiometer 3-channel (MWR3C) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from three channels centered at 23.834, 30, and 89 GHz. These three channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.

Cadeddu, MP

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

463

Concurrent signal combining and channel estimation in digital communications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In the reception of digital information transmitted on a communication channel, a characteristic exhibited by the communication channel during transmission of the digital information is estimated based on a communication signal that represents the digital information and has been received via the communication channel. Concurrently with the estimating, the communication signal is used to decide what digital information was transmitted.

Ormesher, Richard C. (Albuquerque, NM); Mason, John J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

464

Brief Communication Channel Noise is Essential for Perithreshold Oscillations in  

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Brief Communication Channel Noise is Essential for Perithreshold Oscillations in Entorhinal by the stochastic flicker of voltage-gated ion channels, can be a major contributor to electrical membrane noise of persistent Na channels is necessary for the existence of slow perithreshold oscillations that characterize

Dorval II, Alan D. "Chuck"

465

Analysis of complete positivity conditions for quantum qutrit channels  

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We present an analysis of complete positivity (CP) constraints on qutrit quantum channels that have a form of affine transformations of generalized Bloch vector. For diagonal (damping) channels we derive conditions analogous to the ones that in qubit case produce tetrahedron structure in the channel parameter space.

A. Checinska; K. Wodkiewicz

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

466

Joint Source-Channel Coding via Turbo Codes  

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Joint Source-Channel Coding via Turbo Codes by Guang-Chong Zhu A dissertation submitted coding. One of the most exciting break- throughs in channel coding is the invention of Turbo codes, whose- tigate three joint source-channel coding issues in the context of Turbo codes. In the #12;rst part

Alajaji, Fady

467

Coordinating a Constrained Channel with Linear Wholesale Price Contracts.  

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Coordinating a Constrained Channel with Linear Wholesale Price Contracts. Navid Sabbaghi, Yossi, there is a set of linear wholesale price contracts that coordinates the channel while allowing the supplier-supplier/one-newsvendor channel configuration (with each supplier selling a unique product). We analyze how this set of wholesale

Tsitsiklis, John

468

Algorithms for Space-Time Equalization of Wireless Channels  

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. In this thesis we investigate receiver techniques for maximum likelihood (ML) joint channel/data estimation for block fading channels, demon- strating the data efficiency provided by the semi-blind approach. The case-channel interference (CCI). In the second part of the thesis we propose two new adaptive equalizers for direct sequence

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

469

MISO Broadcast Channels with Confidential Messages and Alternating CSIT  

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MISO Broadcast Channels with Confidential Messages and Alternating CSIT Pritam Mukherjee1 , Ravi, Blacksburg, VA 24061 Abstract--We study the two-user multiple-input single-output (MISO) broadcast channel-user multiple- input single-output (MISO) broadcast channel with confiden- tial messages (BCCM), in which

Ulukus, Sennur

470

Optimizing Feedback in Energy Harvesting MISO Communication Channels  

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Optimizing Feedback in Energy Harvesting MISO Communication Channels Rajeev Gangula1 , David.gunduz@imperial.ac.uk Abstract--In this work,1 we consider the optimization of feedback in a point-to-point MISO channel in the context of a simple multiple antenna system, namely MISO channel, where feedback can be used to improve

Gesbert, David

471

Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint  

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Renewable Energy Scheduling for Fading Channels with Maximum Power Constraint Zhe Wang Electrical--In this paper, we develop efficient algorithm to obtain the optimal energy schedule for fading channel with energy harvesting. We assume that the side information of both the channel states and energy harvesting

Greenberg, Albert

472

An Information Theoretic Analysis on Indoor PLC Channel Characterizations  

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An Information Theoretic Analysis on Indoor PLC Channel Characterizations Hao LIN , Aawatif MENOUNI. But the development of Power Line Communications (PLC) highly depends on the knowledge of the channel characterizations. For this reason, a large number of attentions have been payed on the PLC channel analysis using

Gesbert, David

473

Channel Access Client Toolbox for Matlab  

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This paper reports on MATLAB Channel Access (MCA) Toolbox--MATLAB [1] interface to EPICS Channel Access (CA) client library. We are developing the toolbox for SPEAR3 accelerator controls, but it is of general use for accelerator and experimental physics applications programming. It is packaged as a MATLAB toolbox to allow easy development of complex CA client applications entirely in MATLAB. The benefits include: the ability to calculate and display parameters that use EPICS process variables as inputs, availability of MATLAB graphics tools for user interface design, and integration with the MATLAB-based accelerator modeling software--Accelerator Toolbox [2-4]. Another purpose of this paper is to propose a feasible path to a synergy between accelerator control systems and accelerator simulation codes, the idea known as on-line accelerator model.

Terebilo, Andrei

2002-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

474

Computational optimization of synthetic water channels.  

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Membranes for liquid and gas separations and ion transport are critical to water purification, osmotic energy generation, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and catalysis. Often these membranes lack pore uniformity and robustness under operating conditions, which can lead to a decrease in performance. The lack of uniformity means that many pores are non-functional. Traditional membranes overcome these limitations by using thick membrane materials that impede transport and selectivity, which results in decreased performance and increased operating costs. For example, limitations in membrane performance demand high applied pressures to deionize water using reverse osmosis. In contrast, cellular membranes combine high flux and selective transport using membrane-bound protein channels operating at small pressure differences. Pore size and chemistry in the cellular channels is defined uniformly and with sub-nanometer precision through protein folding. The thickness of these cellular membranes is limited to that of the cellular membrane bilayer, about 4 nm thick, which enhances transport. Pores in the cellular membranes are robust under operating conditions in the body. Recent efforts to mimic cellular water channels for efficient water deionization produced a significant advance in membrane function. The novel biomimetic design achieved a 10-fold increase in membrane permeability to water flow compared to commercial membranes and still maintained high salt rejection. Despite this success, there is a lack of understanding about why this membrane performs so well. To address this lack of knowledge, we used highperformance computing to interrogate the structural and chemical environments experienced by water and electrolytes in the newly created biomimetic membranes. We also compared the solvation environments between the biomimetic membrane and cellular water channels. These results will help inform future efforts to optimize and tune the performance of synthetic biomimetic membranes for applications in water purification, energy, and catalysis.

Rogers, David Michael; Rempe, Susan L. B.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

On Quantum Channel Estimation with Minimal Resources  

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We determine the minimal experimental resources that ensure a unique solution in the estimation of trace-preserving quantum channels with both direct and convex optimization methods. A convenient parametrization of the constrained set is used to develop a globally converging Newton-type algorithm that ensures a physically admissible solution to the problem. Numerical simulations are provided to support the results, and indicate that the minimal experimental setting is sufficient to guarantee good estimates.

M. Zorzi; F. Ticozzi; A. Ferrante

2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

476

Stanford University Exploiting Channel Knowledge at the Tx in MISO and MIMO Wireless Exploiting Partial Channel Knowledge at  

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Stanford University Exploiting Channel Knowledge at the Tx in MISO and MIMO Wireless Exploiting Partial Channel Knowledge at the Transmitter in MISO and MIMO Wireless SPAWC 2003 Rome, Italy June 18 Exploiting Channel Knowledge at the Tx in MISO and MIMO Wireless Outline Introduction · Perfect CSI

Paulraj, Arogyaswami

477

Energy conversion device with support member having pore channels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Energy devices such as energy conversion devices and energy storage devices and methods for the manufacture of such devices. The devices include a support member having an array of pore channels having a small average pore channel diameter and having a pore channel length. Material layers that may include energy conversion materials and conductive materials are coaxially disposed within the pore channels to form material rods having a relatively small cross-section and a relatively long length. By varying the structure of the materials in the pore channels, various energy devices can be fabricated, such as photovoltaic (PV) devices, radiation detectors, capacitors, batteries and the like.

Routkevitch, Dmitri [Longmont, CO; Wind, Rikard A [Johnstown, CO

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

478

E-Print Network 3.0 - atp-sensitive potassium channels Sample...  

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channels Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atp-sensitive potassium channels...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atp-sensitive potassium channel Sample...  

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channel Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atp-sensitive potassium channel...

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IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 6, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2002 503 Channel Reliability Estimation for Turbo Decoding  

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for Turbo Decoding in Rayleigh Fading Channels With Imperfect Channel Estimates Hyundong Shin, Student scheme of the channel reliability factor for turbo decoding in Rayleigh fading channels with imperfect channel estimates. The channel re- liability factor is required for iterative MAP decoding of turbo codes

Lee, Jae Hong

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481

CSM Trailhead Channel Development Policy page 1 of 1 Colorado School of Mines Trailhead  

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. Channel Development III. Channel Development Work Flow IV. Channel Building Tools V. Channel Requirements VI. Channel Guidelines VII. Responsibilities of Users VIII. Related Links Appendix A. Tab. Channels are intended to deliver dynamic, high-demand content and interactive applications to a significant

482

Optimal Distributed Beamforming for MISO Interference Channels  

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We consider the problem of quantifying the Pareto optimal boundary in the achievable rate region over multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channels, where the problem boils down to solving a sequence of convex feasibility problems after certain transformations. The feasibility problem is solved by two new distributed optimal beamforming algorithms, where the first one is to parallelize the computation based on the method of alternating projections, and the second one is to localize the computation based on the method of cyclic projections. Convergence proofs are established for both algorithms.

Qiu, Jiaming; Luo, Zhi-Quan; Cui, Shuguang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Nested entangled states for distributed quantum channels  

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We find a coupling-strength configuration for a linear chain of N spins which gives rise to simultaneous multiple Bell states. We suggest a way such an interesting entanglement pattern can be used in order to distribute maximally entangled channels to remote locations and generate multipartite entanglement with a minimum-control approach. Our proposal thus provides a way to achieve the core resources in distributed information processing. The schemes we describe can be efficiently tested in chains of coupled cavities interacting with three-level atoms.

C. Di Franco; M. Paternostro; M. S. Kim

2008-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

484

Carderock Circulating Water Channel | Open Energy Information  

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergyCTBarreis aCallahan DivideCannonCirculating Water Channel Jump to:

485

Channel Energy Center | Open Energy Information  

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin:Energy Information on PV2009 |Chamblee, Georgia:Open EnergyChannahon,Channel

486

Shipping and Receiving | EMSL  

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487

Shipping and Receiving  

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488

Adsorption and transport of pyrithiobac in soils  

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adsorbents (Gonzales bentonite, Georgia kaolinite, goethite, and Michigan peat) and four soils (Houston Black c, Hidalgo sl, Orelia scl, and Ships sic) having a wide range of physical and chemical properties. Adsorption isotherms were developed...

Matocha, Christopher John

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Life-Cycle Cost and Risk Analysis of Alternative Configurations for Shipping Low-Level Radioactive Waste to the Nevada Test Site  

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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is a major receiver of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) for disposal. Currently, all LLW received at NTS is shipped by truck. The trucks use highway routes to NTS that pass through the Las Vegas Valley and over Hoover Dam, which is a concern of local stakeholder groups in the State of Nevada. Rail service offers the opportunity to reduce transportation risks and costs, according to the Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM-PEIS). However, NTS and some DOE LLW generator sites are not served with direct rail service so intermodal transport is under consideration. Intermodal transport involves transport via two modes, in this case truck and rail, from the generator sites to NTS. LLW shipping containers would be transferred between trucks and railcars at intermodal transfer points near the LLW generator sites, NTS, or both. An Environmental Assessment (EA)for Intermodal Transportation of Low-Level Radioactive Waste to the Nevada Test Site (referred to as the NTSIntermodal -M) has been prepared to determine whether there are environmental impacts to alterations to the current truck routing or use of intermodal facilities within the State of Nevada. However, an analysis of the potential impacts outside the State of Nevada are not addressed in the NTS Intermodal EA. This study examines the rest of the transportation network between LLW generator sites and the NTS and evaluates the costs, risks, and feasibility of integrating intermodal shipments into the LLW transportation system. This study evaluates alternative transportation system configurations for NTS approved and potential generators based on complex-wide LLW load information. Technical judgments relative to the availability of DOE LLW generators to ship from their sites by rail were developed. Public and worker risk and life-cycle cost components are quantified. The study identifies and evaluates alternative scenarios that increase the use of rail (intermodal where needed) to transport LLW from generator sites to NTS.

PM Daling; SB Ross; BM Biwer

1999-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

490

Magnets for Muon 6D Cooling Channels  

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The Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), an innovative technique for six-dimensional (6D) cooling of muon beams using a continuous absorber inside superconducting magnets, has shown considerable promise based on analytic and simulation studies. The implementation of this revolutionary method of muon cooling requires high field superconducting magnets that provide superimposed solenoid, helical dipole, and helical quadrupole fields. Novel magnet design concepts are required to provide HCC magnet systems with the desired fields for 6D muon beam cooling. New designs feature simple coil configurations that produce these complex fields with the required characteristics, where new high field conductor materials are particularly advantageous. The object of the program was to develop designs and construction methods for HCC magnets and design a magnet system for a 6D muon beam cooling channel. If successful the program would develop the magnet technologies needed to create bright muon beams for many applications ranging from scientific accelerators and storage rings to beams to study material properties and new sources of energy. Examples of these applications include energy frontier muon colliders, Higgs and neutrino factories, stopping muon beams for studies of rare fundamental interactions and muon catalyzed fusion, and muon sources for cargo screening for homeland security.

Johnson, Rolland [Muons, Inc.; Flanagan, Gene [Muons, Inc.

2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

491

Electric-field-driven polymer entry into asymmetric nanoscale channels  

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The electric-field-driven entry process of flexible charged polymers such as single stranded DNA (ssDNA) into asymmetric nanoscale channels such as alpha-hemolysin protein channel is studied theoretically and using molecular dynamics simulations. Dependence of the height of the free-energy barrier on the polymer length, the strength of the applied electric field and the channel entrance geometry is investigated. It is shown that the squeezing effect of the driving field on the polymer and the lateral confinement of the polymer before its entry to the channel crucially affect the barrier height and its dependence on the system parameters. The attempt frequency of the polymer for passing the channel is also discussed. Our theoretical and simulation results support each other and describe related data sets of polymer translocation experiments through the alpha-hemolysin protein channel reasonably well.

Narges Nikoofard; Hossein Fazli

2012-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

492

Communication channel of fermionic system in accelerated frame  

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In this article, we investigate the communication channel of fermionic system in an accelerated frame. We observe that at the infinite acceleration, the mutual information of single rail quantum channel coincides with that of double rail quantum channel, but those of classical ones reach different values. Furthermore, we find that at the infinite acceleration, the conditional entropy of single(or double) rail quantum channel vanishes, but those of classical ones may have finite values. In addition, we see that even when considering a method beyond the single mode approximation, the dual rail entangled state seems to provide better channel capacity than the single rail entangled state, unlike the bosonic case. Moreover, we find that the single-mode approximation is not sufficient to analyze the communication channel of fermionic system in an accelerated frame.

Jinho Chang; Younghun Kwon

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

493

Channel Meander Migration in Large-Scale Physical Model Study  

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) Froude number Fr measurements of case 03, ? section A; ? section B; ? section C; ? section D; ? section E; ? section F; ? section G .......................................... 37 14 Channel plan form variations in different R/W: (a) case 01 (18 hrs); (b...) .......................................... 43 16 Channel plan form variations in different Fr: (a) case 09 (56 hrs); (b) case 06 (30 hrs); (c) case 10 (39 hrs); (d) case 11 (23hrs) ........................................ 44 xi FIGURE Page 17 Channel (a) bankline; (b) centerline...

Yeh, Po Hung

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Massively parallel processor networks with optical express channels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical method for separating and routing local and express channel data comprises interconnecting the nodes in a network with fiber optic cables. A single fiber optic cable carries both express channel traffic and local channel traffic, e.g., in a massively parallel processor (MPP) network. Express channel traffic is placed on, or filtered from, the fiber optic cable at a light frequency or a color different from that of the local channel traffic. The express channel traffic is thus placed on a light carrier that skips over the local intermediate nodes one-by-one by reflecting off of selective mirrors placed at each local node. The local-channel-traffic light carriers pass through the selective mirrors and are not reflected. A single fiber optic cable can thus be threaded throughout a three-dimensional matrix of nodes with the x,y,z directions of propagation encoded by the color of the respective light carriers for both local and express channel traffic. Thus frequency division multiple access is used to hierarchically separate the local and express channels to eliminate the bucket brigade latencies that would otherwise result if the express traffic had to hop between every local node to reach its ultimate destination.

Deri, Robert J. (Pleasanton, CA); Brooks, III, Eugene D. (Livermore, CA); Haigh, Ronald E. (Tracy, CA); DeGroot, Anthony J. (Castro Valley, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Channel Diagnostic Based on Laser Centroid Oscillations  

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plasma density, plasma diagnostics PACS: 52.70.Kz, 52.38.Kd,Plasma Channel Diagnostic Based on Laser Centroid

Gonsalves, Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Massively parallel processor networks with optical express channels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical method for separating and routing local and express channel data comprises interconnecting the nodes in a network with fiber optic cables. A single fiber optic cable carries both express channel traffic and local channel traffic, e.g., in a massively parallel processor (MPP) network. Express channel traffic is placed on, or filtered from, the fiber optic cable at a light frequency or a color different from that of the local channel traffic. The express channel traffic is thus placed on a light carrier that skips over the local intermediate nodes one-by-one by reflecting off of selective mirrors placed at each local node. The local-channel-traffic light carriers pass through the selective mirrors and are not reflected. A single fiber optic cable can thus be threaded throughout a three-dimensional matrix of nodes with the x,y,z directions of propagation encoded by the color of the respective light carriers for both local and express channel traffic. Thus frequency division multiple access is used to hierarchically separate the local and express channels to eliminate the bucket brigade latencies that would otherwise result if the express traffic had to hop between every local node to reach its ultimate destination. 3 figs.

Deri, R.J.; Brooks, E.D. III; Haigh, R.E.; DeGroot, A.J.

1999-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrology, environment Four remarks on the growth of channel networks  

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Hydrology, environment Four remarks on the growth of channel networks Quatre remarques sur la online xxx Presented by Ghislain de Marsily Keywords: Geomorphology Hydrology River network Mots cle

Kudrolli, Arshad

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Design and analysis of iteratively decodable codes for ISI channels  

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discrete-time ISI channel, denoted by yn, can be expressed as yn = Lsummationdisplay ?=0 f? ?xn?? +zn = rn +zn, 0 ?nchannel input sequence of length N, rn is the noiseless channel output, fL0 = (f0,f1,...,f... the noiseless channel output energy 1N summationtextN?1n=0 |rn|2 often results in higher entropy h(YN?10 ), and consequently higher mutual information. This input sequence can be found by using an algorithm which is similar to the Viterbi algorithm to find...

Doan, Dung Ngoc

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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apical water channels: Topics by E-print Network  

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that ?etwee 322 THE EFFECT OF CHANNELIZATION ON FLOODPLAIN SEDIMENT DEPOSITION AND SUBSIDENCE ALONG THE POCOMOKE RIVER, MARYLAND1 Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources...

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aquaporin-2 water channel: Topics by E-print Network  

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that ?etwee 275 THE EFFECT OF CHANNELIZATION ON FLOODPLAIN SEDIMENT DEPOSITION AND SUBSIDENCE ALONG THE POCOMOKE RIVER, MARYLAND1 Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources...