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THE ORTHOGLIDE: KINEMATICS AND WORKSPACE ANALYSIS  

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THE ORTHOGLIDE: KINEMATICS AND WORKSPACE ANALYSIS A. Pashkevich Robotic Laboratory, Belarusian are mounted orthogonally, three identical legs and a mobile platform, which moves in the Cartesian x-y-z space attract the attention of more and more researchers who consider them as valuable alternative design

Boyer, Edmond

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Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis of a Surgical Robot Positioning Arm  

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Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis of a Surgical Robot Positioning Arm Diana C.W. Friedman A thesis Analysis of a Surgical Robot Positioning Arm Diana C.W. Friedman Chair of the Supervisory Committee, a small form-factor surgical robot. To increase the RAVEN's workspace and decrease setup time, the C-Arm

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The Stiller-Smith Mechanism: A kinematic analysis  

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The Stiller-Smith Mechanism provides a unique approach in the use of the rotational characteristics of the cross-slider link of the elliptic trammel. Establishment of the research need and a historical development of the design concept are presented complete with a detailed kinematic analysis. Successful incorporation of the new mechanism is pictorially presented.

Smith, J.E.; Craven, R.P.; Cutlip, R.G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of excitation pulses with attractive interaction: Kinematic analysis and chemical wave experiments  

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Dynamics of excitation pulses with attractive interaction: Kinematic analysis and chemical wave present a theoretical analysis of stacking and destacking wave trains in excitable reaction-diffusion systems with anomalous velocity-wavelength dependence. For linearized dispersion relations, kinematic

Steinbock, Oliver

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Kinematic and Mechanical Reconstruction of Walker Ridge Structures, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Geology ? KINEMATIC AND MECHANICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF WALKER RIDGE STRUCTURES, DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO ? ? A Thesis OLUWATOSIN ENIOLA MAJEKODUNMI.... Bryant Head of Department, Andreas K. Kronenberg December 2009 Major Subject: Geology iii ABSTRACT Kinematic and Mechanical Reconstruction of Walker Ridge Structures, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. (December 2009...

Majekodunmi, Oluwatosin Eniola

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Water Flow Kinematics and Impact Pressure on a Three Dimensional Model Structure  

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Flow kinematics of green water due to plunging breaking waves interacting with a simplified, three-dimensional model structure was investigated in laboratory. Two breaking wave conditions were tested: one with waves impinging and breaking...

Ariyarathne, Hanchapola Appuhamilage Kusalika Suranjani

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Error Analysis on ClosedForm Solutions for Kinematic Calibration  

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and even for designing a robot head or a robot arm when considering the calibration task. In this paper, we@iis.sinica.edu.tw #12; 2 Abstract Many closed­form solutions have been developed for calibrating robot kinematic method using 3D point measurements for calibrating robot kinematic parameters. Relatively less work has

Chen, Sheng-Wei

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Kinematic analysis of pre-grasp configurations for generalized dexterous hands  

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KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF PRE-GRASP CONFIGURATIONS FOR GENERALIZED DEXTEROUS HANDS A Thesis by VICTOR HUGO PINTO Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements lor the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF PRE-GRASP CONFIGURATIONS FOR GENERALIZED DEXTEROUS HANDS A Thesis by VICTOR HUGO PINTO Approved as to style and content by: M. Driels (Chair of Committee...

Pinto, Victor Hugo

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The paradigm of kinematics and dynamics must yield to causal structure  

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The distinction between a theory's kinematics and its dynamics, that is, between the space of physical states it posits and its law of evolution, is central to the conceptual framework of many physicists. A change to the kinematics of a theory, however, can be compensated by a change to its dynamics without empirical consequence, which strongly suggests that these features of the theory, considered separately, cannot have physical significance. It must therefore be concluded (with apologies to Minkowski) that henceforth kinematics by itself, and dynamics by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality. The notion of causal structure seems to provide a good characterization of this union.

Robert W. Spekkens

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and kinematics of galaxy clusters I. The redshift catalogue  

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An extensive redshift survey has been conducted on a sample of 15 nearby (0.01 < z < 0.05) clusters of galaxies. A total number of 860 redshifts were determined by fitting of emission--lines and/or cross-correlation techniques. Of this sample, 735 galaxies are within 0.2--0.8 Mpc ($H_0$ = 50 km/s/Mpc) of the center of clusters. Approximate morphological types are available for most of the galaxies. A comparison of the present redshifts with published data allows an extensive error analysis. The agreement is excellent with the most modern data, showing a zero point error of 5 km/s and an overall consistency of the measurements and their uncertainties. We estimate our redshifts to have mean random errors around 30 km/s. A population analysis of the clusters will be given in a forthcoming paper.

P. Stein

1996-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The dynamics of a seismic wave field: Animation and analysis of kinematic GPS data recorded during the 2011  

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The dynamics of a seismic wave field: Animation and analysis of kinematic GPS data recorded during. Freymueller (2011), The dynamics of a seismic wave field: Animation and analysis of kinematic GPS data identify dynamic ground motion due to Swaves (body waves), Love waves and Rayleigh waves (surface waves

Grapenthin, Ronni

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Safety assessment of historical masonry churches based on pre-assigned kinematic limit analysis, FE limit and pushover analyses  

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This study presents some results of a comprehensive numerical analysis on three masonry churches damaged by the recent Emilia-Romagna (Italy) seismic events occurred in May 2012. The numerical study comprises: (a) pushover analyses conducted with a commercial code, standard nonlinear material models and two different horizontal load distributions; (b) FE kinematic limit analyses performed using a non-commercial software based on a preliminary homogenization of the masonry materials and a subsequent limit analysis with triangular elements and interfaces; (c) kinematic limit analyses conducted in agreement with the Italian code and based on the a-priori assumption of preassigned failure mechanisms, where the masonry material is considered unable to withstand tensile stresses. All models are capable of giving information on the active failure mechanism and the base shear at failure, which, if properly made non-dimensional with the weight of the structure, gives also an indication of the horizontal peak ground acceleration causing the collapse of the church. The results obtained from all three models indicate that the collapse is usually due to the activation of partial mechanisms (apse, façade, lateral walls, etc.). Moreover the horizontal peak ground acceleration associated to the collapse is largely lower than that required in that seismic zone by the Italian code for ordinary buildings. These outcomes highlight that structural upgrading interventions would be extremely beneficial for the considerable reduction of the seismic vulnerability of such kind of historical structures.

Milani, Gabriele, E-mail: milani@stru.polimi.it; Valente, Marco, E-mail: milani@stru.polimi.it [Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (ABC), Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan (Italy)

2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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THE STRUCTURE AND KINEMATICS OF THE ENVELOPE AROUND U ORI FROM IOTA OBSERVATIONS  

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Many of the Mira stars observed with adequate spatial resolution show detectable asymmetry. This asymmetry can be caused by an asymmetric stellar photosphere and/or asymmetric envelope around the star and can be the origin of asymmetries in the subsequent planetary nebula. In this paper, we present the results of long baseline interferometric observations of the Mira-type star U Ori at 1.51 (H{sub 2}O band), 1.64 (pseudocontinuum), and 1.78 (H{sub 2}O band) {mu}m in 2005. We performed model-independent image reconstruction of the envelope around the star using measured visibilities and closure phases. The images show asymmetric structure of the U Ori envelope that is similar to the structure of 22 GHz H{sub 2}O masers obtained by Vlemmings et al. in 2003. Further comparison of near infrared images with available radio maps gives some evidence for differential rotation of the envelope with rotational velocities varying between 3 and 5 km s{sup -1}. Finally, we discuss the geometric and kinematic structure of the U Ori envelope based on a model of an almost face-on expanding and rotating disk around the star.

Pluzhnik, Eugene A.; Ragland, Sam [W.M. Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743 (United States); Le Coroller, Herve [Observatoire de Haute-Provence, OH/CNRS, F-04870 St. Michel l'Observatoire (France); Cotton, William D. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Danchi, William C. [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics, Code 667, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Traub, Wesley A. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 301-451, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Willson, Lee Anne [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50014 (United States)], E-mail: sragland@keck.hawaii.edu

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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BAYESIAN ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY NEW STAR CANDIDATES IN NEARBY YOUNG STELLAR KINEMATIC GROUPS  

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We present a new method based on a Bayesian analysis to identify new members of nearby young kinematic groups. The analysis minimally takes into account the position, proper motion, magnitude, and color of a star, but other observables can be readily added (e.g., radial velocity, distance). We use this method to find new young low-mass stars in the {beta} Pictoris and AB Doradus moving groups and in the TW Hydrae, Tucana-Horologium, Columba, Carina, and Argus associations. Starting from a sample of 758 mid-K to mid-M (K5V-M5V) stars showing youth indicators such as H{alpha} and X-ray emission, our analysis yields 214 new highly probable low-mass members of the kinematic groups analyzed. One is in TW Hydrae, 37 in {beta} Pictoris, 17 in Tucana-Horologium, 20 in Columba, 6 in Carina, 50 in Argus, 32 in AB Doradus, and the remaining 51 candidates are likely young but have an ambiguous membership to more than one association. The false alarm rate for new candidates is estimated to be 5% for {beta} Pictoris and TW Hydrae, 10% for Tucana-Horologium, Columba, Carina, and Argus, and 14% for AB Doradus. Our analysis confirms the membership of 58 stars proposed in the literature. Firm membership confirmation of our new candidates will require measurement of their radial velocity (predicted by our analysis), parallax, and lithium 6708 A equivalent width. We have initiated these follow-up observations for a number of candidates, and we have identified two stars (2MASSJ01112542+1526214, 2MASSJ05241914-1601153) as very strong candidate members of the {beta} Pictoris moving group and one strong candidate member (2MASSJ05332558-5117131) of the Tucana-Horologium association; these three stars have radial velocity measurements confirming their membership and lithium detections consistent with young age.

Malo, Lison; Doyon, Rene; Lafreniere, David; Artigau, Etienne; Gagne, Jonathan; Baron, Frederique [Departement de physique and Observatoire du Mont-Megantic, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 (Canada)] [Departement de physique and Observatoire du Mont-Megantic, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 (Canada); Riedel, Adric, E-mail: malo@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: doyon@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: david@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: artigau@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: gagne@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: baron@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: riedel@phy-astr.gsu.edu [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States)] [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States)

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Analysis of the Internal Kinematics and Dynamics of Three-dimensional Breaking Waves on B. Biausser, S.T. Grilli, P. Frauni  

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Numerical Analysis of the Internal Kinematics and Dynamics of Three-dimensional Breaking Waves/Navier-Stokes solver. Analysis of wave profiles and kinematics (velocity, vorticity, pressure) are carried out. Keyword the breaking and post-breaking in a three- dimensional numerical wave tank of a solitary wave over a sloping

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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International Journal of Robotics & Automation, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1995, pp. 159166 Kinematic Analysis of a Hybrid SerialandParallelDriven  

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interest in the design of hybrid serial­and­parallel­driven robot manipulators which can provide goodInternational Journal of Robotics & Automation, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1995, pp. 159­166 Kinematic presents kinematic analysis of the prototype UPSarm which is designed for studying the feasibility

Cheng, Harry H.

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Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using A Three-Component Long-Offset Surface Seismic Survey, PSInSAR, and Kinematic Analysis  

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Fining Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using A Three-Component Long-Offset Surface Seismic Survey, PSInSAR, and Kinematic Analysis presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Prediction and application of wave kinematics for near-shore structures subject to irregular seas with comparison to measured field data  

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Wave Loading, Wind Turbine 1. Introduction are hampered by concerns including turbine noise process to predict design loads on an offshore wind turbine support structure. A particular difficulty for an offshore wind-turbine support structure. Key words : Wave Kinematics, Stream Function Theory, Irregular

Sweetman, Bert

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A Numerical Analysis of a Kinematic Stirling-Cycle Beat Pump for Space Conditioning Applications*  

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deteriorate seasonal performance. Electric resistance Selection of the GPU-3 engine for heat heating with Energy Systems, Inc. the heat absorber and the heat rejector of #12;HEATER heat absorber s simulation was performed on a only recently been explored. 'To substantiate kinematic Stirling heat pump

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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The structure and kinematics of the the Galaxy thin gaseous disc outside the solar orbit  

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The rotation curve of the Galaxy is generally thought to be flat. However, using radial velocities from interstellar molecular clouds, which is common in rotation curve determination, seems to be incorrect and may lead to incorrectly inferring that the rotation curve is flat indeed. Tests basing on photometric and spectral observations of bright stars may be misleading. The rotation tracers (OB stars) are affected by motions around local gravity centers and pulsation effects seen in such early type objects. To get rid of the latter a lot of observing work must be involved. We introduce a method of studying the kinematics of the thin disc of our Galaxy outside the solar orbit in a way that avoids these problems. We propose a test based on observations of interstellar CaII H and K lines that determines both radial velocities and distances. We implemented the test using stellar spectra of thin disc stars at galactic longitudes of 135{\\degr} and 180{\\degr}. Using this method, we constructed the rotation curve of ...

Galazutdinov, G A; Musaev, F A; Bondar, A; Krelowski, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Classical kinematics and Finsler structures for nonminimal Lorentz-violating fermions  

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In the current paper the Lagrangian of a classical, relativistic point particle is obtained whose conjugate momentum satisfies the dispersion relation of a quantum wave packet underlying Lorentz violation of a particular coefficient of the nonminimal Standard-Model Extension. The properties of this Lagrangian are analyzed plus two corresponding Finsler structures are obtained. One structure describes a scaled Euclidian geometry whereas the other is neither a Riemann nor a Randers structure. The results of the article provide some initial understanding of classical Lagrangians of the nonminimal fermion sector and they prepare the ground for further future analyses.

M. Schreck

2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Kinematics of Extreme Waves Impacting Offshore and Coastal Structures by Non Intrusive Measurement Techniques  

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from G3 appears to induce a large inundation depth in the flow along the opening. Next, green water velocities and dynamic impacts of the extreme ocean waves on a fixed offshore deck structure are investigated. The experiments focused on the impacting...

Song, Youn Kyung

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic structure of the 10-11 June 1985 long-track straight-line windstorm  

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mb. . Surface analysis at 1200 UTC 10 June 1985 . . Surface mesoanalysis at (a) 2100 UTC 10 June 1985 and (b) 0000 UTC 11 June 1985. Page 10 12 13 14 16 Woodward, Oklahoma (WWR) 2100 UTC 10 June 1985 (a) skew T ? log p profile...) equivalent potential temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As in Fig. 12 except for 0242 UTC 11 June 1985 Chanute, Kansas (CNU) . As in Fig. 12 except for 0134 UTC 11 June 1985 Enid, Oklahoma (END) . As in Fig. 12 except for 0256 UTC 11 June...

Barritt, Robert Cole

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Paper No. 2003-JSC-340 Biausser 1 Numerical analysis of the internal kinematics and dynamics of three-dimensional breaking waves on  

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Paper No. 2003-JSC-340 Biausser 1 Numerical analysis of the internal kinematics and dynamics of three-dimensional breaking waves on slopes B. Biausser(1),(3) , S.T. Grilli (2) , R. Marcer (3) , P- dimensional numerical wave tank of a solitary wave over a sloping ridge. The numerical model is based

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman  

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Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman 2012 BINF 731 Protein Engineering Protein Engineering Increase catalytic activity Change substrate binding site to increase specificity Change the thermal stability Increase proteins resistance to proteases Change codon composition Protein Engineering

Vaisman, Iosif

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Learning Inverse Kinematics with Structured Prediction Botond Bocsi Duy Nguyen-Tuong Lehel Csato Bernhard Scholkopf Jan Peters  

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configuration space to oper- ational space. They are essential components in many robot applications, such as in manipulation and task-space control [1], [2]. Unlike industrial robots, less rigid and less accurate systems´o Bernhard Sch¨olkopf Jan Peters Abstract-- Learning inverse kinematics of robots with redun- dant degrees

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Structural Analysis of Combustion Models  

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Using ReactionKinetics, a Mathematica based package a few dozen detailed models for combustion of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and methanol are investigated. Essential structural characteristics are pulled out, and similarities and differences of the mechanisms are highlighted. These investigations can be used before or parallel with usual numerical investigations, such as pathway analysis, sensitivity analysis, parameter estimation, or simulation.

Tóth, J; Zsély, I

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of hydraulic power transduction in regenerative rotary shock absorbers as function of working fluid kinematic viscosity  

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This investigation seeks to investigate the relationship of kinematic fluid viscosity to the effective power transduction seen by a hydraulic motor. Applications of this research specifically relate to energy recovery from ...

Avadhany, Shakeel N

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman  

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Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman 2009 BINF 731 Protein Engineering Protein Engineering Increase catalytic activity Change substrate binding site to increase specificity Change the thermal152S -1.08 1goj S152T 1.12 Protein Engineering Protein Engineering #12;Protein Engineering Protein

Vaisman, Iosif

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Sodium loop framework structural analysis  

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This document provides the structural analysis of the Sodium Loop framework in a drop condition. The drop is similar to the US Department of Transportation non-bulk, performance-oriented packaging (Packaging Group I) drop test. The drop height evaluated for the Sodium Loop framework is 5.9 ft.

Nguyen, P.M.

1995-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Singularity free analysis of a self-similar model of proton structure function at small \\textit{x}  

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In this paper we make re-analysis of a self-similarity based model of the proton structure function at small \\textit{x} pursued in recent years. The additional assumption is that it should be singularity free in the entire kinematic range $0<\\textit{x}<1$. Our analysis indicates that the model is valid in a more restrictive range of $Q^{2}$. We also discuss the possibility of incorporation of Froissart saturation condition in the model.

Baishali Saikia; D. K. Choudhury

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis and assessment of Guastavino vaulting  

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This thesis studies the behavior and pathologies of the masonry tile structures built by the R. Guastavino Company in order to provide recommendations on their analysis and assessment. Structural analyses of two specific ...

Reese, Megan L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUNCTIONAL AND SMART MATERIALS -Structural evolution and structure analysis  

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FUNCTIONAL AND SMART MATERIALS -Structural evolution and structure analysis by Z.L. Wang and Z.C. Kang Georgia Institute of Technology Introduction Smart systems and smart materials Smart structures) a biological pattern of functioning (Spillman et al., 1996). Smart materials are a subset of the smart system

Wang, Zhong L.

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A wearable system that learns a kinematic model and finds structure in everyday manipulation by using absolute orientation sensors and a camera  

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This thesis presents Duo, the first wearable system to autonomously learn a kinematic model of the wearer via body-mounted absolute orientation sensors and a head-mounted camera. With Duo, we demonstrate the significant ...

Kemp, Charles C. (Charles Clark), 1972-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acknowledgements KINEMATICS OF VARIOUS SWIMMING MODES IN ANTARCTIC KRILL  

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analysis Kinematics Analysis ·Krill hovering at air-water interface ·One complete beat cycle shown ·FramesHypothesis Background Summary Results Objectives Methods Acknowledgements KINEMATICS OF VARIOUS wave from back to front ·Endopodite and exopodite spread during power stroke and contract during

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Structural analysis of second-generation heliostats  

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As part of the overall evaluation of the four second-generation heliostats, a finite element analysis was performed to evaluate structure performance of the mirror modules subjected to gravity, operational wind loads and survival wind loads. All designs evaluated were found to be structurally adequate.

Dunder, V.D.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Self-Similarity  

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Self-similarity in general relativity is briefly reviewed and the differences between self-similarity of the first kind and generalized self-similarity are discussed. The covariant notion of a kinematic self-similarity in the context of relativistic fluid mechanics is defined. Various mathematical and physical properties of spacetimes admitting a kinematic self-similarity are discussed. The governing equations for perfect fluid cosmological models are introduced and a set of integrability conditions for the existence of a proper kinematic self-similarity in these models is derived. Exact solutions of the irrotational perfect fluid Einstein field equations admitting a kinematic self-similarity are then sought in a number of special cases, and it is found that; (1) in the geodesic case the 3-spaces orthogonal to the fluid velocity vector are necessarily Ricci-flat and (ii) in the further specialisation to dust the differential equation governing the expansion can be completely integrated and the asymptotic properties of these solutions can be determined, (iii) the solutions in the case of zero-expansion consist of a class of shear-free and static models and a class of stiff perfect fluid (and non-static) models, and (iv) solutions in which the kinematic self-similar vector is parallel to the fluid velocity vector are necessarily Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) models.

A. A. Coley

1996-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Three tooth kinematic coupling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A three tooth kinematic coupling based on having three theoretical line contacts formed by mating teeth rather than six theoretical point contacts. The geometry requires one coupling half to have curved teeth and the other coupling half to have flat teeth. Each coupling half has a relieved center portion which does not effect the kinematics, but in the limit as the face width approaches zero, three line contacts become six point contacts. As a result of having line contact, a three tooth coupling has greater load capacity and stiffness. The kinematic coupling has application for use in precision fixturing for tools or workpieces, and as a registration device for a work or tool changer or for optics in various products.

Hale, Layton C. (Livermore, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The kinematic and cloud-to-ground lightning structure of the 9-10, June 1998 Red River Mesoscale Convective System  

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interest in using it to study severe weather. Mesoscale vortices that are often asso- ciated with severe storms such as supercells and bow echoes have been of particular interest. One of the first discussions of this type of circulation is from Brooks... radar echoes associated with a tornado indicating a cyclonic circulation. He likened the structure to that of a small-scale hurricane. Ray's (1976) dual-Doppler radar analysis of a supercell storm was the first to show a vortex pair and strong cy...

Santarpia, Joshua

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computations of Three-Dimensional Overturning Waves in Shallow Water: Dynamics and Kinematics  

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Computations of Three-Dimensional Overturning Waves in Shallow Water: Dynamics and Kinematics P. A detailed analysis of wave profiles and wave kinematics (both on the free surface and within the flow waves over constant depth, greatly contributed to our understandingof breakingwave kinemat- ics

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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Remote geologic structural analysis of Yucca Flat  

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The Remote Geologic Analysis (RGA) system was developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to identify crustal structures that may affect seismic wave propagation from nuclear tests. Using automated methods, the RGA system identifies all valleys in a digital elevation model (DEM), fits three-dimensional vectors to valley bottoms, and catalogs all potential fracture or fault planes defined by coplanar pairs of valley vectors. The system generates a cluster hierarchy of planar features having greater-than-random density that may represent areas of anomalous topography manifesting structural control of erosional drainage development. Because RGA uses computer methods to identify zones of hypothesized control of topography, ground truth using a well-characterized test site was critical in our evaluation of RGA's characterization of inaccessible test sites for seismic verification studies. Therefore, we applied RGA to a study area centered on Yucca Flat at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and compared our results with both mapped geology and geologic structures and with seismic yield-magnitude models. This is the final report of PNL's RGA development project for peer review within the US Department of Energy Office of Arms Control (OAC) seismic-verification community. In this report, we discuss the Yucca Flat study area, the analytical basis of the RGA system and its application to Yucca Flat, the results of the analysis, and the relation of the analytical results to known topography, geology, and geologic structures. 41 refs., 39 figs., 2 tabs.

Foley, M.G.; Heasler, P.G.; Hoover, K.A. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Rynes, N.J. (Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb, IL (United States)); Thiessen, R.L.; Alfaro, J.L. (Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote geologic structural analysis of Yucca Flat  

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The Remote Geologic Analysis (RGA) system was developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to identify crustal structures that may affect seismic wave propagation from nuclear tests. Using automated methods, the RGA system identifies all valleys in a digital elevation model (DEM), fits three-dimensional vectors to valley bottoms, and catalogs all potential fracture or fault planes defined by coplanar pairs of valley vectors. The system generates a cluster hierarchy of planar features having greater-than-random density that may represent areas of anomalous topography manifesting structural control of erosional drainage development. Because RGA uses computer methods to identify zones of hypothesized control of topography, ground truth using a well-characterized test site was critical in our evaluation of RGA`s characterization of inaccessible test sites for seismic verification studies. Therefore, we applied RGA to a study area centered on Yucca Flat at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and compared our results with both mapped geology and geologic structures and with seismic yield-magnitude models. This is the final report of PNL`s RGA development project for peer review within the US Department of Energy Office of Arms Control (OAC) seismic-verification community. In this report, we discuss the Yucca Flat study area, the analytical basis of the RGA system and its application to Yucca Flat, the results of the analysis, and the relation of the analytical results to known topography, geology, and geologic structures. 41 refs., 39 figs., 2 tabs.

Foley, M.G.; Heasler, P.G.; Hoover, K.A. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Rynes, N.J. [Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb, IL (United States); Thiessen, R.L.; Alfaro, J.L. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Rotational Structure in the High-Resolution Infrared...  

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Rotational Structure in the High-Resolution Infrared Spectrum and Assignment of Vibrational Fundamentals of Analysis of Rotational Structure in the High-Resolution Infrared...

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IJOPE Paper No JC-343AB-final 9/26/04 Biausser Page number 1 Numerical Analysis of the Internal Kinematics and Dynamics of 3D Breaking Waves on Slopes  

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Kinematics and Dynamics of 3D Breaking Waves on Slopes Benjamin Biausser1 , Stéphan T. Grilli2 , Philippe and internal kinematics (velocity, vorticity, pressure) are presented. KEY WORDS: breaking ocean waves years, our understanding of wave breaking dynamics and kinematics is still quite incomplete. Due

Grilli, Stéphan T.

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VIDEO SUMMARIZATION BY VIDEO STRUCTURE ANALYSIS AND GRAPH OPTIMIZATION  

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VIDEO SUMMARIZATION BY VIDEO STRUCTURE ANALYSIS AND GRAPH OPTIMIZATION Shi Lu, Irwin King video summarization method that combines video structure analysis and graph optimiza- tion. First, we analyze the structure of the video, find the boundaries of video scenes, then we calculate each scene

King, Kuo Chin Irwin

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ION NTM 2007, San Diego CA, 22-24 January 2007 1/9 Foot and Ankle Kinematics During Gait  

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ION NTM 2007, San Diego CA, 22-24 January 2007 1/9 Foot and Ankle Kinematics During Gait Using Foot of field-portable, low cost IMUs for the kinematic analysis of foot/ankle rotations. Three MEMS-based IMU phase. The results were compared against those of a landmark study in foot and ankle kinematics

Calgary, University of

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Structural Reliability Analysis for One Dimensional, Two Phase Miscible Flow  

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Structural Reliability Analysis for One Dimensional, Two Phase Miscible Flow David A. Coker­3600 December 22, 1992 Abstract An analytic structural reliability analysis is performed for first contact mis of the permeability. Key words: miscible flow, reliability methods, sensitivity analysis AMS(MOS): 35R60, 62N05,

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

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NO. RIV. NO. Structural/Dynamics Analysis Report  

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NO. RIV. NO. ATM-871 Structural/Dynamics Analysis Report PAGI 1 OF 3 DATI May 15, 1970 STRUCTURAL/DYNAMICS ANALYSIS REPORT APOLLO 14 LRRR Prepared by: Approved by: 7).t.--nb. ~ #12;NO. REV. NO. ATM-871 ~. 2PAGI OJI-1 thru 3-40 #12;RI!V. MO. · I ~ NO. ATM-871 ..AGI 3 0, 3 Structural/Dynamics Analysis Report DATI May 15

Rathbun, Julie A.

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Residual Stresses for Structural Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction...  

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

Stresses for Structural Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction in Vehicle Components: Success stories from the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) User Program Residual...

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Computational prediction and analysis of protein structure  

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I, and Bowie JU. Kink prediction in membrane proteins.Los Angeles Computational prediction and analysis of proteinOF THE DISSERTATION Computational prediction and analysis of

Meruelo, Alejandro Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematics of geodesic flows in stringy black hole backgrounds  

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We study the kinematics of timelike geodesic congruences in two and four dimensions in spacetime geometries representing stringy black holes. The Raychaudhuri equations for the kinematical quantities (namely, expansion, shear and rotation) characterising such geodesic flows are written down and subsequently solved analytically (in two dimensions) and numerically (in four dimensions) for specific geodesics flows. We compare between geodesic flows in dual (electric and magnetic) stringy black hole backgrounds in four dimensions, by showing the differences that arise in the corresponding evolutions of the kinematic variables. The crucial role of initial conditions and the spacetime curvature on the evolution of the kinematical variables is illustrated. Some novel general conclusions on geodesic focusing are obtained from the analytical and numerical findings. We also propose new quantifiers in terms of (a) the time (affine parameter) of approach to a singularity and (b) the location of extrema in the functional evolution of the kinematic variables, which may be used to distinguish between flows in different geometries. In summary, our quantitative findings bring out hitherto unknown features of the kinematics of geodesic flows, which, otherwise, would have remained overlooked, if we confined ourselves to only a qualitative analysis.

Anirvan Dasgupta; Hemwati Nandan; Sayan Kar

2009-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Protein Structure Recognition: From Eigenvector Analysis to Structural Threading Method  

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In this work, they try to understand the protein folding problem using pair-wise hydrophobic interaction as the dominant interaction for the protein folding process. They found a strong correlation between amino acid sequences and the corresponding native structure of the protein. Some applications of this correlation were discussed in this dissertation include the domain partition and a new structural threading method as well as the performance of this method in the CASP5 competition. In the first part, they give a brief introduction to the protein folding problem. Some essential knowledge and progress from other research groups was discussed. This part includes discussions of interactions among amino acids residues, lattice HP model, and the design ability principle. In the second part, they try to establish the correlation between amino acid sequence and the corresponding native structure of the protein. This correlation was observed in the eigenvector study of protein contact matrix. They believe the correlation is universal, thus it can be used in automatic partition of protein structures into folding domains. In the third part, they discuss a threading method based on the correlation between amino acid sequences and ominant eigenvector of the structure contact-matrix. A mathematically straightforward iteration scheme provides a self-consistent optimum global sequence-structure alignment. The computational efficiency of this method makes it possible to search whole protein structure databases for structural homology without relying on sequence similarity. The sensitivity and specificity of this method is discussed, along with a case of blind test prediction. In the appendix, they list the overall performance of this threading method in CASP5 blind test in comparison with other existing approaches.

Haibo Cao

2003-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A combined kinematic-dynamic method for fast computations of the first-arriving waveforms*  

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are powerful for kinematic modelling, i.e. for calculations of the arrival times and rays of seismic body wavesA combined kinematic-dynamic method for fast computations of the first-arriving waveforms* Michal understanding of the wave propagation processes in complex subsurface structures. The most important part

Cerveny, Vlastislav

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Mountain building in the Nepal Himalaya: Thermal and kinematic model  

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Mountain building in the Nepal Himalaya: Thermal and kinematic model L. Bollinger a,, P. Henry b. Courtillot Abstract We model crustal deformation and the resulting thermal structure across the Nepal: thermal model; temperature-time paths; inverted metamorphism; underplating; Himalayan orogen; Nepal

Avouac, Jean-Philippe

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ASSESSMENT OF SEISMIC ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES FOR DEEPLY EMBEDDED NPP STRUCTURES.  

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Several of the new generation nuclear power plant designs have structural configurations which are proposed to be deeply embedded. Since current seismic analysis methodologies have been applied to shallow embedded structures (e.g., ASCE 4 suggest that simple formulations may be used to model embedment effect when the depth of embedment is less than 30% of its foundation radius), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is sponsoring a program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory with the objective of investigating the extent to which procedures acceptable for shallow embedment depths are adequate for larger embedment depths. This paper presents the results of a study comparing the response spectra obtained from two of the more popular analysis methods for structural configurations varying from shallow embedment to complete embedment. A typical safety related structure embedded in a soil profile representative of a typical nuclear power plant site was utilized in the study and the depths of burial (DOB) considered range from 25-100% the height of the structure. Included in the paper are: (1) the description of a simplified analysis and a detailed approach for the SSI analyses of a structure with various DOB, (2) the comparison of the analysis results for the different DOBs between the two methods, and (3) the performance assessment of the analysis methodologies for SSI analyses of deeply embedded structures. The resulting assessment from this study has indicated that simplified methods may be capable of capturing the seismic response for much deeper embedded structures than would be normally allowed by the standard practice.

XU, J.; MILLER, C.; COSTANTINO, C.; HOFMAYER, C. (BNL); GRAVES, H. (US NRC).

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural group analysis of residues from Athabasca bitumen  

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Non-distillable fractions of hydrocarbons such as bitumen are a challenge for analysis because of their molecular complexity and high heteroatom content. One method for characterizing their composition is by analysis for a relatively small number of structures expected to predominate in the mixture, i.e. for the significant structural groups. Because NMR spectroscopy can give quantitative data on the distribution of hydrogen and carbon types, it is an ideal method for group-based analysis. This study uses a structural group formalism which combines data from several analytical methods into a single profile. Residue fractions derived from Athabasca bitumen were investigated to determine the different chemical structures which could have an impact on subsequent processing. Structural analysis is the identification of key structures from analytical data that characterize a complex mixture. Higher accuracy data, from elemental, /sup 1/H-NMR, IR and titration analyses, are used to construct balance equations which must be satisfied. The spectral envelope of /sup 13/C-NMR is more difficult to resolve quantatitively, and hence /sup 13/C-NMR data are used as constraints to compute the concentrations of structural groups. The mathematical notation and methods have been presented previously. The structural analysis transforms the spectrometric data into a more useable form; the maximum number of groups that can be calculated is limited to the number of useful analytical measurements.

Gray, M.R.; Choi, J.H.K.; Egiebor, N.O.; Kirchen, R.P.; Sanford, E.C.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A finite element model for transient thermal/structural analysis of large composite space structures  

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on approximate 6 analysis techniques based on finite elements has begun. Such techniques as reduced basis techniques and generalized transform methods offer hope of solving the finite element 8 equations more efficiently. An integrated thermal/structural... integrated analysis codes. However, Mahaney, Thornton, and Dechaumphai have identified require 5 ments for such thermal/structural programs. They concluded that such analysis methods should have the following five characteristics. First, a common finite...

Lutz, James Delmar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis of hydroxypropylphosphonic acid epoxidase : a fosfomycin biosynthetic enzyme  

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An X-ray crystallographic study of the fosfomycin biosynthetic enzyme hydroxypropylphosphonic acid epoxidase (HppE) from Streptomyces wedmorensis is presented. Structural analysis of this cupin mononuclear iron enzyme in ...

Higgins, Luke J. (Luke James)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protein MAS NMR methodology and structural analysis of protein assemblies  

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Methodological developments and applications of solid-state magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on the analysis of protein structure, are described in this thesis. ...

Bayro, Marvin J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MAD ANALYSIS OF FHIT STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY CENTER*  

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, plants, and humans, are involved in some critical and ubiquitous biochemical pathway that remains National Laboratory ¥ àElectronics & Computing Technologies Division, Argonne National Laboratory ¥ ¤Howard transcript exists in the cell with one full-length copy of the gene. This study provides the first structure

Kemner, Ken

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Worst-case Structural Analysis Qingnan Zhou  

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present a method that would identify structural problems in objects designed for 3D printing based and experimentally and demon- strate that it has good predictive power for a number of diverse 3D printed shapes. CR printing. The cost of 3D printing has come down significantly over the past few years, and the industry

Zorin, Denis

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Structural analysis of the Little Water syncline, Beaverhead County, Montana  

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE LITTLE WATER SYNCLINE, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA A Thesis by JAMES DANIEL PONTON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1983 Major Subject: Geology STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE LITTLE WATER SYNCLINE, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA A Thesis by JAMES DANIEL PONTON Approved as to style and content by: John H. Spa (Chairman of C mittee) Jo M. Logan (Member...

Ponton, James Daniel

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis of the Sheep Mountain anticline, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming  

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE SHEEP MOUNTAIN ANTICLINE, BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING A Thesis by JEFFREY HUGH HENNIER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1984 Major Subject: Geology STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE SHEEP MOUNTAIN ANTICLINE, BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING A Thesis by JEFFREY HUGH HENNIER Approved as to style and content by: o n . pan (Chairman of Committee) Ear R. os sn (Member...

Hennier, Jeffrey Hugh

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision analysis for seismic retrofit of structures  

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of earthquakes as deterministic statements that will not occur for a long time rather than as probabilistic statements about the events (May 2004). Due to the aforementioned concerns regarding the decreased likelihood of building damage from seismic activity...-05, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M. B., and Gardoni, P. (2007). ?A probabilistic framework for the assessment of structural losses due to seismic events.? J. Struct. Engrg., submitted for review. Bracci, J. M...

Williams, Ryan J.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Synthesis and Structural Analysis of Ferrihydrite  

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Naturally occurring ferrihydrite is both impure and difficult to isolate, so the numerous applications and interesting properties of ferrihydrite have spurred the development of various synthetic techniques. Nearly all techniques are based on the hydrolysis of an iron salt and require careful control of temperature, pH, and concentration. In this Article, we report a new synthetic method which does not require such control and is perhaps the fastest and simplest route to synthesizing ferrhydrite. XRD, TEM, BET, and chemical purity characterizations show that the chemically pure, 2-line ferrihydrite product consists of crystallites 2-6 nm in diameter which aggregate to form mesoporous, high surface area agglomerates that are attractive candidates for the many adsorption applications of ferrihydrite. X-ray PDF data were also collected for the ferrihydrite product and refined against the hexagonal structural model recently proposed by Michel et al. These analyses suggest that ferrihydrite has a consistent, repeatable structure independent of variation in the synthetic method, water content of the sample, or particle size of the crystallites, and this structure can be adequately described by the proposed hexagonal model.

Smith, Stacey J.; Page, Katharine; Kim, Hyunjeong; Campbell, Branton J.; Boerio-Goates, Juliana; Woodfield, Brian F. (BYU); (LANL)

2012-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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"Nonrelativistic" kinematics: Particles or waves?  

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The kinematics of particles refer to events and tangent vectors, while that of waves refer to dual gradient planes. Special relativity [1-3] applies to both objects alike. Here we show that spacetime exchange symmetry [7] implicit in the SIdefinition of length based on the universal constant c has profound consequences at low velocities. Galilean physics, exact in the limit c \\to \\infty, is mirrored by a dual so-called Carrollian superluminal kinematics [4-6] exact in the limit c \\to 0. Several new results follow. The Galilean limit explains mass conservation in Newtonian mechanics, while the dual limit is a kinematical prerequisite for wavelike tachyonic motion [8, 9]. As an example, the Land\\'e paradox [19, 20] of waveparticle duality has a natural resolution within special relativity in terms of superluminal, particlelike waves. It is emphasized that internal particle energy mc^2 can not be ignored, while kinetic energy leads to an extended Galilei group. We also demonstrate that Maxwell's equations have magnetic and electric limits covariant under Galilean and Carrollian symmetry.

Jens Madsen Houlrik; Germain Rousseaux

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A SIMPLIFIED ANALYSIS FOR HIGH POWER MICROWAVE BANDPASS FILTER STRUCTURES  

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and wireless diplexers. An exact analysis of the voltage/power distribution inside a filter involves the 3D is derived. This transformation is then used to relate the actual voltage distribution inside a transmissionA SIMPLIFIED ANALYSIS FOR HIGH POWER MICROWAVE BANDPASS FILTER STRUCTURES Apu Sivadas, Ming Yu

Yu, Ming

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Structural analysis of superconducting dipole prototype for HIAF  

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The High Intensity Heavy-Ion Accelerator Facility is a new project in the Institute of Modern Physics. The dipole magnets of all rings are conceived as fast cycled superconducting magnet with high magnetic field and large gap, the warm iron and superconducting coil structure (superferric) is adopted. The reasonable structure design of coil and cryostat is very important for reliable operation. Based on the finite element software ANSYS, the mechanical analysis of electromagnetic stress, the thermal stress in the cooling down and the stress in the pumping are showed in detail. According to the analysis result, the supporter structure is the key problem of coil system. With reasonable support's structure design, the stress and the deformation of coil structure can be reduced effectively, which ensure the stable operation of superconducting coil system.

Zhang, Xiaoying; Ni, Dongsheng; Chen, Yuquan; Wu, Wei; Ma, Lizhen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural group analysis of residues from Athabasca bitumen  

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Although the processability of bitumen from tar sand is dependent on its chemical composition, the details of this relationship are poorly understood. In this study, residue fractions from Athabasca bitumen (topped at different temperatures) and hydrocracker and coker residues were analyzed in detail. Separated class fractions were subjected to elemental analysis, NMR and IR spectroscopy, and potentiometric titration. These data were combined mathematically to obtain a structural profile of each oil. This analysis defines the structural changes in asphaltene precipitates due to distillation and processing, as well as the quantitative changes in the overall structural composition of the oil. Hydrocarbon structures such as paraffinic chains and naphthenes show definite trends with distillation and processing.

Gray, M.R.; Choi, J.H.K.; Egiebor, N.O. (Alberta Univ., Edmonton, AB (Canada). Dept. of Chemical Engineering); Kirchen, R.P.; Sanford, E.C. (Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, AB (Canada))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for structural geologic analysis of topography and point data  

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A quantitative method of geologic structural analysis of digital terrain data is described for implementation on a computer. Assuming selected valley segments are controlled by the underlying geologic structure, topographic lows in the terrain data, defining valley bottoms, are detected, filtered and accumulated into a series line segments defining contiguous valleys. The line segments are then vectorized to produce vector segments, defining valley segments, which may be indicative of the underlying geologic structure. Coplanar analysis is performed on vector segment pairs to determine which vectors produce planes which represent underlying geologic structure. Point data such as fracture phenomena which can be related to fracture planes in 3-dimensional space can be analyzed to define common plane orientation and locations. The vectors, points, and planes are displayed in various formats for interpretation.

Eliason, Jay R. (Richland, WA); Eliason, Valerie L. C. (Richland, WA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of a dynamical-to-kinematic diffraction transition in plastically deformed polycrystalline intermetallic YCu  

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Unlike most intermetallic compounds, polycrystalline YCu, a B2 (CsCl-type) intermetallic, is ductile at room temperature. The mechanisms for this behavior are not fully understood. In situ neutron diffraction was used to investigate whether a stress-induced phase transformation or twinning contribute to the ductility; however, neither mechanism was found to be active in YCu. Surprisingly, this study revealed that the intensities of the diffraction peaks increased after plastic deformation. It is thought that annealing the samples created nearly perfect crystallinity, and subsequent deformation reduced this high degree of lattice coherency, resulting in a modified mosaic structure that decreased or eliminated the extinction effect. Analysis of changes in diffraction peak intensity showed a region of primary plasticity that exhibits significant changes in diffraction behavior. Fully annealed samples initially contain diffracting volumes large enough to follow the dynamical theory of diffraction. When loaded beyond the yield point, dislocation motion disrupts the lattice perfection, and the diffracting volume is reduced to the point that diffraction follows the kinematic theory of diffraction. Since the sample preparation and deformation mechanisms present in this study are common in numerous material systems, this dynamical to kinematic diffraction transition should also be considered in other diffraction experiments. These measurements also suggest the possibility of a new method of investigating structural characteristics. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd. on behalf of Acta Materialia Inc.

Williams, Scott H. [Ames Laboratory; Brown, Donald W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Clausen, Bjorn [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Russell, Alan [Ames Laboratory; Gschneidner Jr., Karl A. [Ames Laboratory

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORE 630 Structural Analysis in Ocean Engineering Designation  

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

Frandsen, Jannette B.

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Thermal and Structural Analysis of Targets and Windows  

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Thermal and Structural Analysis of Targets and Windows Materials, Irradiation Data and Fracture) = EDD/Cp Applied Thermal Stress Pa CTE*E*DeltaT Thermal Resistance Rts=UTS/(CTE*E *DeltaT) Thermal Shock 1147 1.16E+09 0.984 7445 Candidate Materials - Young's Modulus, UTS, Delta T, Thermal Stress

McDonald, Kirk

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Web Structure Analysis for Information Mining Lakshmi Vijjappu1  

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Web Structure Analysis for Information Mining Lakshmi Vijjappu1 , Ah-Hwee Tan2 , and Chew-Lim Tan1 tagged training documents and learned rules for extraction. Craven et al. [4] reported that greater training data and the lack of corpora annotated with the appropriate semantic and domain- specific

Tan, Ah-Hwee

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WEB STRUCTURE ANALYSIS FOR INFORMATION MINING Vijjappu Lakshmi,1  

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and Mooney8 described a system called DiscoTEX that combines IE and data mining methods to perform textCHAPTER ? WEB STRUCTURE ANALYSIS FOR INFORMATION MINING Vijjappu Lakshmi,1 Ah-Hwee Tan,2 and Chew et al.4 #12;2 Lakshmi et al. reported that greater accuracy could be achieved by representing each

Tan, Chew Lim

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Prof. Alessandro De Luca Kinematic calibration  

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#12;Cartesian measurement systems - 1 calibration table Robotics 2 4 #12;Cartesian measurement systems - 2 laser/camera system + triangulation Robotics 2 5 #12;Cartesian measurement systems - 3 laserRobotics 2 Prof. Alessandro De Luca Kinematic calibration #12;Direct kinematics ! nominal set

De Luca, Alessandro

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Relativistic kinematics for reactions involving massless particles  

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Some useful kinematical relations for the absorption of a photon by a nucleus and its recoil are derived for the relativistic incident energies. These expressions provided for the relativistic kinematics of photoabsorption reactions, though simple, will be immensely useful for experimentalists as well as theoreticians.

D. N. Basu; Tapan Mukhopadhyay

2007-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of stability of community structure across multiple hierarchical levels  

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

Li, Hui-Jia

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis of extracts from spent hydroprocessing catalysts  

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Solvent extracts from spent commercial naphtha and gas oil hydrotreating catalysts were examined in order to elucidate the structure of adsorbed poisons. Amides were identified in the extracts and made up 20-30% of the basic compounds. The oxygen content of the extracts was as high as 28% by weight. Some of this oxygen may be associated with metal complexes or present as inorganic material. Infrared spectroscopic analysis revealed very strong absorptions due to carbonyls, suggesting that compounds such as ketones and carboxylic acids were present. The extracted compounds consisted of saturated (paraffinic and naphthenic) structures and aromatic groups, with >50% boiling at +343/sup 0/c. These results suggest polymerization of species on the surface of the catalyst, rather than condensation of aromatic structures to form coke.

Choi, J.H.K.; Gray, M.R.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and analysis of structural steel columns subjected to blast loads  

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Blast Simulator Testing of Steel Columns and Components. ”Testing of Structural Steel Columns. ” 8 th Internationaland Analysis of Structural Steel Columns Subjected to Blast

Stewart, Lauren K.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Membrane dish analysis: A summary of structural and optical analysis capabilities  

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Research at SERI within the Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Technology Program has focused on the development of membrane dish concentrators for space and terrestrial power applications. As potentially lightweight, inexpensive, high-performance structures, they are excellent candidates for space-deployable energy sources as well as cost-effective terrestrial energy concepts. A thorough engineering research treatment of these types of structures consists primarily of two parts: (1) structural mechanics of the membrane and ring support and (2) analysis and characterization of the concentrator optical performance. It is important to understand the effects of the membrane's structure and support system on the optical performance of the concentrator. This requires an interface between appropriate structural and optical models. Until recently, such models and the required interface have not existed. This report documents research that has been conducted at SERI in this area. It is a compilation of several papers describing structural models of membrane dish structures and optical models used to predict dish concentrator optical and thermal performance. The structural models were developed under SERI subcontract by Dr. Steele and Dr. Balch of Stanford University. The optical model was developed in-house by SERI staff. In addition, the interface between the models is described. It allows easy and thorough characterization of membrane dish systems from the mechanics to the resulting optical performance. The models described herein have been and continue to be extremely useful to SERI, industry, and universities involved with the modeling and analysis of lightweight membrane concentrators for solar thermal applications.

Steele, C.R.; Balch, C.D.; Jorgensen, G.J.; Wendelin, T.; Lewandowski, A.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is Physics Asking for a New Kinematics?  

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It is discussed whether some of the consistency problems of present-day physics could be solved by replacing special relativity, whose underlying kinematics is ruled by the Poincare' group, by de Sitter relativity, with underlying kinematics ruled by the de Sitter group. In contrast to ordinary special relativity, which seems to fail at the Planck scale, this new relativity is "universal" in the sense that it holds at all energy scales.

R. Aldrovandi; J. G. Pereira

2009-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic Wenlong Jin  

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Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic By Wenlong Jin B.S. (University of Science Applied Mathematics Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic Abstract The kinematic wave theory vehicular traffic. In this dissertation, we study kinematic wave models of network traffic, which

Mease, Kenneth D.

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Structure Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High...  

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Structure Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High Temperature NiTiHf Shape Memory Alloy. Structure Analysis of a Precipitate Phase in an Ni-Rich High Temperature NiTiHf...

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The Kinematic Composition of MgII Absorbers  

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The study of galaxy evolution using quasar absorption lines requires an understanding of what components of galaxies and their surroundings are contributing to the absorption in various transitions. This paper considers the kinematic composition of the class of 0.4 < z < 1.0 MgII absorbers, particularly addressing the question of what fraction of this absorption is produced in halos and what fraction arises from galaxy disks. We design models with various fractional contributions from radial infall of halo material and from a rotating thick disk component. We generate synthetic spectra from lines of sight through model galaxies and compare the resulting ensembles of MgII profiles with the 0.4 < z < 1.0 sample observed with HIRES/Keck. We apply a battery of statistical tests and find that pure disk and pure halo models can be ruled out, but that various models with rotating disk and infall/halo contributions can produce an ensemble that is nearly consistent with the data. A discrepancy in all models that we considered requires the existence of a kinematic component intermediate between halo and thick disk. The variety of MgII profiles can be explained by the gas in disks and halos of galaxies not very much different than galaxies in the local Universe. In any one case there is considerable ambiguity in diagnosing the kinematic composition of an absorber from the low ionization high resolution spectra alone. Future data will allow galaxy morphologies, impact parameters, and orientations, FeII/MgII of clouds, and the distribution of high ionization gas to be incorporated into the kinematic analysis. Combining all these data will permit a more accurate diagnosis of the physical conditions along the line of sight through the absorbing galaxy.

Jane C. Charlton; Christopher W. Churchill

1997-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The Kinematic Wave Equation (KWE) In Tuesday's interrupted lecture we derived the Kinematic Wave Equation (KWE) for a density  

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The Kinematic Wave Equation (KWE) In Tuesday's interrupted lecture we derived the Kinematic Wave refer to partial derivatives. Kinematic waves occur when we take Q = Q(), in which case t + c()x = 0 (2) where the propagation velocity is c() = dQ/d. (2) is called the Kinematic Wave Equation (KWE). We wish

Gibbon, J. D.

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Analysis of community structure in networks of correlated data  

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We present a reformulation of modularity that allows the analysis of the community structure in networks of correlated data. The new modularity preserves the probabilistic semantics of the original definition even when the network is directed, weighted, signed, and has self-loops. This is the most general condition one can find in the study of any network, in particular those defined from correlated data. We apply our results to a real network of correlated data between stores in the city of Lyon (France).

Gomez, S.; Jensen, P.; Arenas, A.

2008-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Membrane dish analysis: A summary of structural and optical analysis capabilities  

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Research at SERI within the Department of Energy`s Solar Thermal Technology Program has focused on the development of membrane dish concentrators for space and terrestrial power applications. As potentially lightweight, inexpensive, high-performance structures, they are excellent candidates for space-deployable energy sources as well as cost-effective terrestrial energy concepts. A thorough engineering research treatment of these types of structures consists primarily of two parts: (1) structural mechanics of the membrane and ring support and (2) analysis and characterization of the concentrator optical performance. It is important to understand the effects of the membrane`s structure and support system on the optical performance of the concentrator. This requires an interface between appropriate structural and optical models. Until recently, such models and the required interface have not existed. This report documents research that has been conducted at SERI in this area. It is a compilation of several papers describing structural models of membrane dish structures and optical models used to predict dish concentrator optical and thermal performance. The structural models were developed under SERI subcontract by Dr. Steele and Dr. Balch of Stanford University. The optical model was developed in-house by SERI staff. In addition, the interface between the models is described. It allows easy and thorough characterization of membrane dish systems from the mechanics to the resulting optical performance. The models described herein have been and continue to be extremely useful to SERI, industry, and universities involved with the modeling and analysis of lightweight membrane concentrators for solar thermal applications.

Steele, C.R.; Balch, C.D.; Jorgensen, G.J.; Wendelin, T.; Lewandowski, A.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Structure Analysis in $Ab$ $Initio$ Liquid Water  

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Within the framework of density functional theory, the inclusion of exact exchange and non-local van der Waals/dispersion (vdW) interactions is crucial for predicting a microscopic structure of ambient liquid water that quantitatively agrees with experiment. In this work, we have used the local structure index (LSI) order parameter to analyze the local structure in such highly accurate $ab$ $initio$ liquid water. At ambient conditions, the LSI probability distribution, P($I$), was unimodal with most water molecules characterized by more disordered high-density-like local environments. With thermal excitations removed, the resultant bimodal P($I$) in the inherent potential energy surface (IPES) exhibited a 3:1 ratio between high- and low-density-like molecules, with the latter forming small connected clusters amid the predominant population. By considering the spatial correlations and hydrogen bond network topologies $among$ water molecules with the same LSI identities, we demonstrate that the signatures of the experimentally observed low- (LDA) and high-density (HDA) amorphous phases of ice are present in the IPES of ambient liquid water. Analysis of the LSI autocorrelation function uncovered a persistence time of $\\sim$ 4 ps---a finding consistent with the fact that natural thermal fluctuations are responsible for transitions between these distinct yet transient local aqueous environments in ambient liquid water.

Biswajit Santra; Robert A. DiStasio Jr.; Fausto Martelli; Roberto Car

2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

90

Highly damped kinematic coupling for precision instruments  

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A highly damped kinematic coupling for precision instruments. The kinematic coupling provides support while causing essentially no influence to its nature shape, with such influences coming, for example, from manufacturing tolerances, temperature changes, or ground motion. The coupling uses three ball-cone constraints, each combined with a released flexural degree of freedom. This arrangement enables a gain of higher load capacity and stiffness, but can also significantly reduce the friction level in proportion to the ball radius divided by the distance between the ball and the hinge axis. The blade flexures reduces somewhat the stiffness of the coupling and provides an ideal location to apply constrained-layer damping which is accomplished by attaching a viscoelastic layer and a constraining layer on opposite sides of each of the blade flexures. The three identical ball-cone flexures provide a damped coupling mechanism to kinematically support the projection optics system of the extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) system, or other load-sensitive apparatus.

Hale, Layton C. (Livermore, CA); Jensen, Steven A. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Structural Analysis of Mars Rover RTG  

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The paper describes the design and the structural and mass analysis of a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) for powering the MARS Rover vehicle, which is a critical element of the unmanned Mars Rover and Sample Return mission (MRSR). The RTG design study was conducted by Fairchild Space Company for the U.S. Department of Energy, in support of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's MRSR project.; The paper briefly describes a reference mission scenario, an illustrative Rover design and activity pattern on Mars, and its power system requirements and environmental constraints, including the RTG cooling requirements during transit to Mars. It identifies the key RTG design problem, i.e. venting the helium generated by the fuel's alpha decay without intrusion of the Martian atmosphere into the RTG, and proposes a design approach for solving that problem.; Using that approach, it describes a very conservative baseline RTG design. The design is based on the proven and safety-qualified General Purpose Heat Source module, and employs standard thermoelectric unicouples whose reliability and performance stability has been extensively demonstrated on previous space missions. The heat source of the 250-watt RTG consists of a stack of 18 separate modules that is supported at its ends but not along its length. The paper describes and analyzes the structure that holds the stack together during Earth launch and Mars operations but allows it to come apart in case of an inadvertent reentry.; A companion paper presented at this conference describes the RTG's thermal and electrical analysis, and compares its performance with that of several lighter but less conservative design options.; There is a duplicate copy in the ESD files. This document is not relevent to OSTI Library. Do not send.

Schock, Alfred; Hamrick, T.; Sankarankandath, V.; Shirbacheh, M.

1989-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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assortment structure analysis: Topics by E-print Network  

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Websites Summary: barrier (SBA), fault tree (FTA) and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) into one method. Our approach Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis...

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Radial transmission line analysis of multi-layer structures  

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The analysis of multi-layer beam tubes is a standard problem and involves axially propagating waves. This treatment is ill suited to a short multi-layer structure such as the present example of a ferrite covered ceramic break in the beam tube at the ERL photo-cathode electron gun. This paper demonstrates that such structure can better be treated by radial wave propagation. The theoretical method is presented and numerical results are compared with measured network analyser data and Microwave Studio generated simulations. The results confirm the concept of radial transmission lines as a valid analytical method. An Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) is being constructed at this laboratory for the purpose of research towards an envisioned Electron Ion Collider. One of the pertinent topics is damping of Higher Order Modes (HOM). In this ERL, the damping is provided by ferrite absorbers in the beam tube. A modified version thereof, a ceramic break surrounded by ferrite, is planed for the superconducting electron gun. The damper here is located at room temperature just outside of the gun. If used in a cavity chain, the ceramic break is in the vacuum tube at helium temperature whereas the ferrite is moved into the cryostat insulating vacuum allowing higher temperatures. The general properties of the ferrite HOM dampers have been published but are more detailed in this paper.

Hahn, H.; Hammons, L.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Crazy heart: kinematics of the "star pile" in Abell 545  

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We study the structure and internal kinematics of the "star pile" in Abell 545 - a low surface brightness structure lying in the center of the cluster.We have obtained deep long-slit spectroscopy of the star pile using VLT/FORS2 and Gemini/GMOS, which is analyzed in conjunction with deep multiband CFHT/MEGACAM imaging. As presented in a previous study the star pile has a flat luminosity profile and its color is consistent with the outer parts of elliptical galaxies. Its velocity map is irregular, with parts being seemingly associated with an embedded nucleus, and others which have significant velocity offsets to the cluster systemic velocity with no clear kinematical connection to any of the surrounding galaxies. This would make the star pile a dynamically defined stellar intra-cluster component. The complicated pattern in velocity and velocity dispersions casts doubts on the adequacy of using the whole star pile as a dynamical test for the innermost dark matter profile of the cluster. This status is fulfille...

Salinas, Ricardo; West, Michael J; Romanowsky, Aaron J; Lloyd-Davies, Ed; Schuberth, Ylva

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constrained tri-sphere kinematic positioning system  

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A scalable and adaptable, six-degree-of-freedom, kinematic positioning system is described. The system can position objects supported on top of, or suspended from, jacks comprising constrained joints. The system is compatible with extreme low temperature or high vacuum environments. When constant adjustment is not required a removable motor unit is available.

Viola, Robert J (Jackson, WY)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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FINITE-EXTENT K-2 KINEMATIC SOURCE  

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FINITE-EXTENT K-2 KINEMATIC SOURCE MODELLING: THE 1999 ATHENS EARTHQUAKE STRONG. Direct S-waves are presumably dominant in the wave field, so these waves only are taken into account the strongest (S-wave) phase. In spite of many simplifying assumptions, namely omitting the site effects

Cerveny, Vlastislav

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Deep-UV Raman spectroscopic analysis of structure and dissolution...  

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of ongoing studies to evaluate the relationships between structural variations in silicate glasses and rates of glass dissolution in aqueous media, molecular structures present...

98

Analysis of the rotational structure in the high-resolution infrared...  

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rotational structure in the high-resolution infrared spectra of cis,cis- and trans,trans-1,4-difluorobutadiene-1 Analysis of the rotational structure in the high-resolution...

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Analysis of the Rotational Structure in the High-Resolution Infrared...  

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Rotational Structure in the High-Resolution Infrared Spectrum of trans-Hexatriene-1-13C1; a Semiexperimental Analysis of the Rotational Structure in the High-Resolution Infrared...

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"Nonrelativistic" kinematics: Particles or waves? Jens Madsen Houlrik  

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"Nonrelativistic" kinematics: Particles or waves? Jens Madsen Houlrik Esbjerg Institute.65.-w, 03.50.De The kinematics of particles refer to events and tangent vectors, while that of waves , is mirrored by a dual so-called Carrollian super- luminal kinematics [4­6] exact in the limit c 0. Several

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A Kinematic Model of Wave Propagation John W. Cain1  

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A Kinematic Model of Wave Propagation John W. Cain1 1 Dept. of Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth Abstract We present a purely kinematic model of wave propagation in an ex- citable medium, namely cardiac- putationally efficient kinematic model [7] of wave propagation, starting from a standard reaction

Cain, John Wesley

102

A Novel Two-Dimensional Tactile Slip Display: Design, Kinematics and Perceptual Experiments  

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-driven wheels actuates the ball via contact friction. Mechanical performance requirements are used to define slip through the rotation of a ball positioned under the user's fingertip. A pair of motor the dimensions and construction method of the device. Kinematic analysis shows that the drive wheel angles

Webster III, Robert James

103

Structural Analysis of Southern Dixie Valley using LiDAR and...  

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Structural Analysis of Southern Dixie Valley using LiDAR and Low-Sun-Angle Aerial Photography, NAS Fallon Geothermal Exploration Project, Dixie Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation,...

104

Managerial Coaching Behavior and Employee Outcomes: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis  

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‘s alpha estimates for reliability, correlation analysis, two-step modeling techniques for structural equation modeling, and Sobel tests were the analysis methods used in the study. The results of the analyses indicated that the hypothesized conceptual...

Kim, Sewon

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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analysis structural integrity: Topics by E-print Network  

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processes 6, rotation 1 see e.g. the remarks in 2 1 12; WHITE NOISE ANALYSIS 113 Multivariate Analysis and Geovisualization with an Integrated Geographic Knowledge...

106

Structural Equation Modelling for Causal Analysis Applied to Transport Systems  

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barrier (SBA), fault tree (FTA) and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) into one method. Our approach Analysis (FTA), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA) or Safety Barrier]). The probably most familiar methods FTA and FMEA are widely used in industry due to their intuitive

Schlingloff, Holger

107

Structured video content analysis : learning spatio-temporal and multimodal structures  

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Video data exhibits a variety of structures: pixels exhibit spatial structure, e.g., the same class of objects share certain shapes and/or colors in image; sequences of frames exhibit temporal structure, e.g., dynamic ...

Song, Yale

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Structural analysis of underground gunite storage tanks. Environmental Restoration Program  

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This report documents the structural analysis of the 50-ft diameter underground gunite storage tanks constructed in 1943 and located in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) South Tank Farm, known as Facility 3507 in the 3500-3999 area. The six gunite tanks (W-5 through W-10) are spaced in a 2 {times} 3 matrix at 60 ft on centers with 6 ft of soil cover. Each tank (Figures 1, 2, and 3) has an inside diameter of 50 ft, a 12-ft vertical sidewall having a thickness of 6 in. (there is an additional 1.5-in. inner liner for much of the height), and a spherical domed roof (nominal thickness is 10 in.) rising another 6 ft, 3 in. at the center of the tank. The thickness of both the sidewall and the domed roof increases to 30 in. near their juncture. The tank floor is nominally 3-in. thick, except at the juncture with the wall where the thickness increases to 9 in. The tanks are constructed of gunite (a mixture of Portland cement, sand, and water in the form of a mortar) sprayed from the nozzle of a cement gun against a form or a solid surface. The floor and the dome are reinforced with one layer of welded wire mesh and reinforcing rods placed in the radial direction. The sidewall is reinforced with three layers of welded wire mesh, vertical {1/2}-in. rods, and 21 horizontal rebar hoops (attached to the vertical rods) post-tensioned to 35,000 psi stress. The haunch at the sidewall/roof junction is reinforced with 17 horizontal rebar hoops post-tensioned with 35,000 to 40,000 psi stress. The yield strength of the post-tensioning steel rods is specified to be 60,000 psi, and all other steel is 40,000 psi steel. The specified 28-day design strength of the gunite is 5,000 psi.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational tool for comparison of kinematic mechanisms and commonly used kinematic models  

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Accurate, reliable, and reproducible methods to measure the movements of human joints have been elusive. Currently, three-dimensional recording methods are used to track the motion of one segment relative to another as the joint moves. Six parameters describe the moving segment`s location and orientation relative to the reference segment: three translations (x, y, and z) and three rotations (yaw, pitch and roll) in the reference frame. The raw data can be difficult to interpret. For this reason, several methods have been developed to measure the motion of human joints and to describe the resulting data. For example, instant helical axes or screw deviation axes (Kinzell et al., 1972), the Joint Coordinate System of Grood and Suntay (1983), and the Euler angle method have been used to describe the movements of bones relative to each other. None of these methods takes into account the physical kinematic mechanism producing the joint motion. More recently, Lupichuk (1995) has developed an algorithm to find, for an arbitrary revolute, the axis` position and orientation in three- dimensional space. Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages in analyzing joint kinematics. The authors have developed software to provide a means of comparing these methods for arbitrary, single degree of freedom, kinematic mechanisms. Our objective is to demonstrate the software and to show how it can be used to compare the results from the different kinematic models as they are applied to specific kinematic mechanisms.

Hollerbach, K.; Hollister, A.M.; Van Vorhis, R.L.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computational Pipeline for Protein Structure Prediction and Analysis at Genome Scale  

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1 A Computational Pipeline for Protein Structure Prediction and Analysis at Genome Scale Manesh that they can complement the existing experimental techniques. In this paper, we present an automated pipeline for protein structure prediction. The centerpiece of the pipeline is a threading-based protein structure

111

Uncertainty in soil-structure interaction analysis arising from differences in analytical techniques  

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This study addresses uncertainties arising from variations in different modeling approaches to soil-structure interaction of massive structures at a nuclear power plant. To perform a comprehensive systems analysis, it is necessary to quantify, for each phase of the traditional analysis procedure, both the realistic seismic response and the uncertainties associated with them. In this study two linear soil-structure interaction techniques were used to analyze the Zion, Illinois nuclear power plant: a direct method using the FLUSH computer program and a substructure approach using the CLASSI family of computer programs. In-structure response from two earthquakes, one real and one synthetic, was compared. Structure configurations from relatively simple to complicated multi-structure cases were analyzed. The resulting variations help quantify uncertainty in structure response due to analysis procedures.

Maslenikov, O. R.; Chen, J. C.; Johnson, J. J.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Structural Analysis of the Desert Peak-Brady Geothermal Fields...  

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northwestern Nevada. The fields lie within the Humboldt structural zone, a region of high heat flow characterized by east-northeast to north northeast- striking fault zones. The...

113

Industrial structures : an analysis and transformation of their formal characteristics  

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Industrial structures such as blast furnaces, oil refineries, gravel crushers etc. are often beautiful and fascinating. Furthermore, they exemplify certain formal and organizational characteristics which could be incorporated ...

Strub, Damon

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Principal Component Analysis for Fault Detection and Structure Health Monitoring  

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into the concrete structure, they allow a permanent monitoring [9]. In this work, the monitoring of concrete liner for radioactive intermediate-level long-lived waste and high-level waste at a depth of 500 meters. It will be 1 french National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management 7th European Workshop on Structural Health

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

115

AN ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING BY DECODING THE HIERARCHY OF NATIVE-STATE STRUCTURAL INTERACTIONS  

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AN ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING BY DECODING THE HIERARCHY OF NATIVE-STATE STRUCTURAL INTERACTIONS and Department of Physics and Astronomy 2002 #12;ABSTRACT AN ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING BY DECODING by which proteins fold is one of the most intensely studied prob- lems in science. Here, an analysis

Thorpe, Michael

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analysis structural dynamics: Topics by E-print Network  

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computational dynamical model and with experiments E approach. An extension to the probabilistic case of the input error methodology for modal analysis dynamical systems with...

117

Structural Analysis Results of Thermal, Operating and Seismic Analysis for Hanford Single-Shell Tank Integrity - 12261  

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Since Hanford's 149 Single-Shell Tanks (SSTs) are well beyond their design life, the U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a state of the art engineering analysis to assess the structural integrity of the tanks to ensure that they are fit for service during the cleanup and closure phase. The structural integrity analysis has several challenging factors. There are four different tank sizes in various configurations that require analysis. Within each tank type there are different waste level and temperature histories, soil overburden depths, tank floor arrangements, riser sizes and locations, and other on-tank structures that need to be addressed. Furthermore, soil properties vary throughout the tank farms. This paper describes the structural integrity analysis that was performed for the SSTs using finite element models that incorporate the detailed design features of each tank type. The analysis was performed with two different models: an ANSYS static model for the Thermal and Operating Loads Analysis, and an ANSYS dynamic model for the seismic analysis. The TOLA analyses simulate the waste level and thermal history and it included a matrix of analysis cases that bounded the material property uncertainties. The TOLA also predicts the occurrence of concrete thermal degradations and cracking, reinforcement yielding, and soil plasticity. The seismic analysis matrix included uncertainty in waste properties, waste height and the soil modulus. In seismic analysis the tank concrete was modeled as a linear elastic material that was adjusted for the present day degraded conditions. Also, the soil was treated as a linear elastic material while special modeling techniques were used to avoid soil arching and achieve proper soil pressure on the tank walls. Seismic time histories in both the horizontal and vertical directions were applied to the seismic model. Structural demands from both Thermal and Operating Loads Analysis and seismic models were extracted in the form of section forces and moments for sections throughout the tank under the appropriate load combinations. These demands were evaluated against the American Concrete Institute (ACI) code requirements for nuclear safety-related concrete structures as defined in ACI-349-06. Structural integrity analysis of Hanford's Type II and Type III Single-Shell Tanks (SSTs) was performed using finite element models (ANSYS software) that incorporate the detailed design features of each tank type. The analysis was performed with two different models: a static model for the Thermal and Operating Loads Analysis, and a dynamic model for the seismic analysis. Structural demands from both Thermal and Operating Loads Analysis and seismic models were evaluated against the American Concrete Institute (ACI) code requirements for nuclear safety-related concrete structures as defined in ACI-349-06. The ratio of demand to capacity (D/C) was reported as a measure of structural integrity for the applicable ACI-349-06 load combinations. Although the Type II and Type III analysis matrix showed varying demands depending on the material combinations, all of the tank regions that are critical to structural stability passed the ACI 349-06 acceptance criteria. This was true for the conservative combination of maximum recorded thermal loads and maximum soil overburden depth combined with the analysis matrix of bounding material property combinations. (authors)

Pilli, Siva P.; Rinker, Michael W. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Spectroscopic Survey of Red Giants in the SMC. I: Kinematics  

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We present a spectroscopic survey of 2046 red giant stars, distributed over the central 4x2 kpc of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). After fitting and removing a small velocity gradient across the SMC (7.9 km/s/deg oriented at 10 deg E of N), we measure an rms velocity scatter of 27.5+-0.5 km/s. The line of sight velocity distribution is well-characterized by a Gaussian and the velocity dispersion profile is nearly constant as a function of radius. We find no kinematic evidence of tidal disturbances. Without a high-precision measurement of the SMC's proper motion, it is not possible to constrain the SMC's true rotation speed from our measured radial-velocity gradient. However, even with conservative assumptions, we find that v < sigma and hence that the SMC is primarily supported by its velocity dispersion. We find that the shape of the SMC, as measured from the analysis of the spatial distribution of its red giant stars, is consistent with the degree of rotational flattening expected for the range of allowed v/sigma values. As such, the properties of the SMC are consistent with similar low luminosity spheroidal systems. We conclude that the SMC is primarily a low luminosity spheroid whose irregular visual appearance is dominated by recent star formation. A simple virial analysis using the measured kinematics implies an enclosed mass within 1.6 kpc of between 1.4 and 1.9x10^9 Mo, and a less well constrained mass within 3 kpc of between 2.7 and 5.1x10^9 Mo.

Jason Harris; Dennis Zaritsky

2006-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

119

Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures  

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structures ranges from one story to five stories, and these structures are used most commonly as multi-residential and office buildings. 1.2.3. Evaluation of Seismic Performance ASCE/SEI 41-06 (ASCE 2007), formerly FEMA 356 (ASCE 2000), is a standard... qualitatively. ASCE/SEI 41-06 provides analytical procedures and criteria for the performance-based evaluation of existing buildings and the design of seismic rehabilitation alternatives. Structural performance levels in ASCE/SEI 41-06 include Immediate...

Bai, Jong Wha

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

120

Structural Analysis and Design Calculations for Hogan Project  

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Live Load Load Case 4: DL + WL With Cp = + 0.9 Load Case 5: DL + WL With Cp = - 0.3 The following. Introduction 2. Load calculations a. Dead Load b. Live Load c. Snow Load d. Wind Load e. Summary 3. Finite Element Model Analysis a. Element Description b. Loads c. Analysis i. Load Case 2 Truss Substructure ii

Mobasher, Barzin

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Kinematic dynamo induced by helical waves  

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We investigate numerically the kinematic dynamo induced by the superposition of two helical waves in a periodic box as a simplified model to understand the dynamo action in astronomical bodies. The effects of magnetic Reynolds number, wavenumber and wave frequency on the dynamo action are studied. It is found that this helical-wave dynamo is a slow dynamo. There exists an optimal wavenumber for the dynamo growth rate. A lower wave frequency facilitates the dynamo action and the oscillations of magnetic energy emerge at some particular wave frequencies.

Wei, Xing

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Structural and economic analysis of capesize bulk carriers  

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Structural failures of bulk carriers continue to account for the loss of many lives every year. Capes are particularly vulnerable to cracking because of their large length, their trade in high density cargos, and the high ...

Hadjiyiannis, Nicholas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Analysis of blast mitigation strategies exploiting fluid-structure interaction  

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Blast attacks have become the most pervasive threat in both civil and military contexts. However, there is currently a limited understanding of the mechanisms of loading, damage and failure of structures, and injury to ...

Kambouchev, Nayden Dimitrov, 1980-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Nonlinear analysis of smart composite plate and shell structures  

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embedability into host materials, such as the modern Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polimeric (CFRP) composites, without significantly effecting the structural integrity. Considerable effort is spent to understand the interaction between magnetostrictive layers...

Lee, Seung Joon

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

125

Analysis of steel silo structures on discrete supports   

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The objective of this thesis is to broaden current knowledge of the strength and buckling/collapse of shells, with special reference to steel silo structures on discrete supports, and thus to provide design guidance of ...

Li, Hongyu

126

Dynamic analysis of concrete coupled wall structures : a parametric study  

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Concrete coupled wall structure is a system that can efficiently dissipate energy under the effect of lateral loads. It has been widely used in medium height buildings for several decades. While researchers have conducted ...

Huang, Elaine Annabelle, 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Use of structure coefficients in published reports of regression analysis  

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for the multiplicative weights can no longer be used alone in formulating interpretations. Although many techniques have been suggested to help in these situations, structure coefficients, or the correlations between predictor variables and the synthetic variable...

Courville, Troy Gerard

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Notes 03. Kinematics of motion in cylindrical journal bearings  

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Reynolds equation for cylindrical journal bearings. Kinematics of motion and film thickness. Distinction between fixed and rotating coordinates. The pure squeeze velocity vector. Examples of journal motion....

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Airborne observations of the kinematics and statistics of breaking waves  

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v 3 Observations of wave breaking kinematics in fetch-crest length . . . . . C.6 Wave elevation . . . . . . . .breaking waves in the images . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3.3

Kleiss, Jessica M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Integration of Noise and Coda Correlation Data into Kinematic...  

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Integration of Noise and Coda Correlation Data into Kinematic and Waveform Inversions Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical...

131

Present Day Kinematics of the Eastern California Shear Zone from...  

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Kinematics of the Eastern California Shear Zone from a Geodetically Constrained Block Model Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article:...

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THE KINEMATICS OF IONIZED GAS IN LYMAN-BREAK ANALOGS AT z {approx} 0.2  

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We present results for 19 'Lyman-break analogs' observed with Keck/OSIRIS with an adaptive-optics-assisted spatial resolution of less than 200 pc. We detect satellites/companions, diffuse emission, and velocity shear, all with high signal-to-noise ratios. These galaxies present remarkably high velocity dispersion along the line of sight ({approx}70 km s{sup -1}), much higher than standard star-forming spirals in the low-redshift universe. We artificially redshift our data to z {approx} 2.2 to allow for a direct comparison with observations of high-z Lyman-break galaxies and find striking similarities between both samples. This suggests that either similar physical processes are responsible for their observed properties, or, alternatively, that it is very difficult to distinguish between different mechanisms operating in the low- versus high-redshift starburst galaxies based on the available data. The comparison between morphologies in the UV/optical continuum and our kinemetry analysis often shows that neither is by itself sufficient to confirm or completely rule out the contribution from recent merger events. We find a correlation between the kinematic properties and stellar mass, in that more massive galaxies show stronger evidence for a disk-like structure. This suggests a co-evolutionary process between the stellar mass buildup and the formation of morphological and dynamical substructure within the galaxy.

Goncalves, Thiago S.; Martin, D. Christopher; Wyder, Ted K. [California Institute of Technology, MC 278-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Basu-Zych, Antara [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for X-ray Astrophysics, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Overzier, Roderik [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Law, David R.; Mallery, Ryan; Rich, R. Michael [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Schiminovich, David [Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, MC 2457, 550 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Heckman, Timothy H., E-mail: tsg@astro.caltech.ed [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Background rejection for the IBIS telescope based on compton kinematics: Experimental tests and Montecarlo simulations  

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IBIS (Imager on Board the Integral Satellite) is dedicated to fine imaging in the gamma-ray energy range. The imaging performances are achieved using a coded mask aperture system in conjunction with a position sensitive detector made of two layers. This multilayer structure of position sensitive detectors allows the application of Compton kinematics for background rejection. In order to determine the efficacy of this method, a reduced scale prototype of the instrument has been developed. The detection apparatus is composed by two scintillation matrices of 5x5 elements in the same configuration of IBIS. The upper layer pixel size is 13 x 13 x 3 mm whereas the lower layer pixel size is 13 x 13 x 30 mm. An hybrid technology electronics has been setup for signals shaping and discrimination, moreover a custom software package has been developed for system calibration and data analysis. The equipment has been tested at different energies by employing radioactive sources. The results are presented and compared, when possible, with Montecarlo simulations.

Di Cocco, G.; De Cesare, G.; Grassi, D. [Istituto TeSRE/CNR, Bologna (Italy)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

134

Local Structure Analysis in $Ab$ $Initio$ Liquid Water  

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Within the framework of density functional theory, the inclusion of exact exchange and non-local van der Waals/dispersion (vdW) interactions is crucial for predicting a microscopic structure of ambient liquid water that quantitatively agrees with experiment. In this work, we have used the local structure index (LSI) order parameter to analyze the local structure in such highly accurate $ab$ $initio$ liquid water. At ambient conditions, the LSI probability distribution, P($I$), was unimodal with most water molecules characterized by more disordered high-density-like local environments. With thermal excitations removed, the resultant bimodal P($I$) in the inherent potential energy surface (IPES) exhibited a 3:1 ratio between high- and low-density-like molecules, with the latter forming small connected clusters amid the predominant population. By considering the spatial correlations and hydrogen bond network topologies $among$ water molecules with the same LSI identities, we demonstrate that the signatures of th...

Santra, Biswajit; Martelli, Fausto; Car, Roberto

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

The role of computer-aided drafting, analysis, and design software in structural engineering practice  

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Perhaps the greatest innovation in engineering in the last fifty years, computer software has changed the way structural engineers conduct nearly every aspect of their daily business. Computer-aided drafting, analysis, and ...

De los Reyes, Adrian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Essays on the structural estimation and analysis of corporate and industrial markets  

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The three chapters which comprise my thesis are a collection of essays on the analysis of the corporate governance and airline markets and of the federal appellate structure. In Chapter 1, I use a discrete choice framework ...

Cohen, Moshe Aharon

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Analysis of Haplotype Structure in the Bovine Major Histocompatibility Complex  

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haplotype structures for the BoLA IIb and BoLA IIa-III-I regions and to evaluate breakpoints in linkage disequilibrium within the regions surrounding BoLA IIa-III-I. A total of 23 microsatellites, two SNPSTRs, 62 SNPs, and the alleles of three class IIa...

Fritz, Krista L.

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

138

Structure Function Analysis of Complex Dynamics of Plasma Turbulence  

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of China, Hefei, PRC 2 Electrical Engineering Dept., University of California, Los Angeles, USA #12: scaling vs. nonscaling stationary vs. nonstationary additive vs. multiplicative and so on ... Different vs. momofractal scaling). · In this contribution, Structure Functions, in addition to other methods

Gilmore, Mark

139

Image analysis for the identification of coherent structures in plasma  

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-based - and empirically evaluate their performance on four sample sequences. Our preliminary results indicate that while., Livermore, USA ABSTRACT Turbulence at the edge of the plasma in a nuclear fusion reactor can cause loss in experimental reactors. These images have indicated the presence of "coherent" structures which "retain

Kamath, Chandrika

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Jos Reinoso Institute of Structural Analysis, Leibniz Universitt Hannover, Germany  

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in polycrystalline quasi-brittle Materials: Application to silicon wafers 05.11.2013 Crystal structure: diamond, Germany, 05.11.2013 Damage features in polycrystalline quasi-brittle Materials: Application to silicon wafers 05.11.2013 #12;Damage features in polycrystalline quasi-brittle Materials: Application to silicon

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141

The rhetorical structure of the southern lady: an analysis of the myth of southern womanhood  

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The Rhetorical Structure of the Southern Lady: An Analysis of the Myth of Southern Womanhood. (December 1994) Vonda Ka Givens, B. A. , David Lipscomb University; Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Martin J. Medhurst Analysis of the rhetorical structure... These failures prompted southerners to start retreating from debate. As pressure from the North increased in the 1830s, 40s and 50s, southerners began to guard fiercely their position. Protecting their position meant putting a tight rein on education...

Givens, Vonda Ka

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

A shear deformable, doubly curved finite element for the analysis of laminated composite structures  

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A SHL'AR DEFORMABLE, DOUBLY CURVED FINITE ELEMENT FOR THE ANALYSIS OF LAMINATED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES A Thesis by JOSEPH PATRICK FUEHNE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AE-M University in partial fulfiHment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A SHEAR DEFORMABLE, DOUBLY CURVED FINITE ELEMENT FOR THE ANALYSIS OF LAMINATED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES A Thesis by JOSEPH PATRICK FUEHNE Approved as to style and content by...

Fuehne, Joseph Patrick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

143

Fire Hazards Analysis for the Inactive Equipment Storage Sprung Structure  

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The purpose of the analysis is to comprehensively assess the risk from fire within individual fire areas in relation to proposed fire protection so as to ascertain whether the fire protection objective of DOE Order 5480.1A are met. The order acknowledges a graded approach commensurate with the hazards involved.

MYOTT, C.F.

2000-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

144

Analysis of a typical Midwestern structure subjected to seismic loads  

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The extent of damage and casualties in Midwest cities such as St. Louis during an earthquake caused by the New Madrid fault system will be due in part to the performance of buildings. Dynamic nonlinear analysis of a reinforced concrete building...

Hart, Jason Frazier

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

145

Structure and Evolutionary Analysis of a Non-biological ATP-binding Protein  

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Structure and Evolutionary Analysis of a Non-biological ATP-binding Protein Sheref S. Mansy1 sequence into a stably folded, high affinity ATP binding protein structure. While the evolutionarily and functional data was then used to interpret the significance of each amino acid mutation. The enhanced ATP

Heller, Eric

146

User's manual for SMACS: a family of codes for probabilistic structural analysis  

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SMACS is a code which links the seismic input, soil-structure interaction and structural response calculations to obtain response vectors, which in turn are used as input for risk analysis. Inherently, there are uncertainties involved in various links of the seismic methodology chain. SMACS incorporates the uncertainty in the seismic input by using a suite of possible earthquakes. Uncertainties in the soil-structure interaction (SSI) are incorporated by using a range of values of soil shear modulus and soil material damping at a given site. Similarly a range of probable values of modal frequency and damping of the structure are used to account for uncertainties in structural modelling. The following pre-processor codes are available, as a package, to create necessary input files for the SMACS program: SIMQ (for generating seimic input); GLAY and CLAF (for soil-structure interaction analysis); and SAP4 (for modal analysis of the structures). The post-processor codes available are: PRESTO (to plot probability distributions for the response vectors or basic events); and CHANGO (to plot comparisons of basic events from different analyses). The code, SMACS, and the nature of the problem it solves are discussed. The way that SMACS is executed is explained. Manuals are provided that explain how to create the necessary input files for different subprograms of the SMACS family. An example problem illustrating an SSI analysis for a containment structure is presented.

Bumpus, S; Shukla, S N; O'Connell, W J; Gerhard, M A

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Structural analysis of the Velarden~ a mining district, Mexico: a faulted AuAg-rich  

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Structural analysis of the Velarden~ a mining district, Mexico: a faulted Au­Ag-rich hydrothermal carbonate-hosted deposits are found at the contact with surrounding limestones. The mineral- ized structures at different crustal depths, thus enabling studies of the entire hydrothermal system--from low-grade breccia

Long, Bernard

148

AIAA-2003-0867 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF INFLOW AND STRUCTURAL RESPONSE DATA  

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AIAA-2003-0867 1 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF INFLOW AND STRUCTURAL RESPONSE DATA FROM THE LIST PROGRAM, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 2 Wind Energy Technology Department, Sandia National is gathering inflow and structural response data on a modified version of the Micon 65/13 wind turbine

Manuel, Lance

149

ccsd00003095, Quasi-geostrophic kinematic dynamos at low  

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ccsd­00003095, version 1 ­ 19 Oct 2004 Quasi-geostrophic kinematic dynamos at low magnetic Prandtl Fourier, and CNRS Grenoble, France. Abstract Rapidly rotating spherical kinematic dynamos are computed of a sphere and corresponds to Rossby wave instabilities of a geostrophic inter- nal shear layer produced

150

Methodical aspects of the k-2 kinematic source  

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is described by a broadband stochastic kinematic model with k-2 slip distribution and wave-number dependentMethodical aspects of the k-2 kinematic source modelling Frantisek Gallovic and Johana Brokesov frequency/time of the slip function (defined in wave number domain) is used to obtain slip function for each

Cerveny, Vlastislav

151

Lipid Bilayer Structure Determined by the Simultaneous Analysis of Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Data  

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Lipid Bilayer Structure Determined by the Simultaneous Analysis of Neutron and X-Ray Scattering) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayers by simultaneously analyzing x-ray and neutron scattering data. The neutron data electron and neutron scattering density profiles. A key result of the analysis is the molecular surface

Nagle, John F.

152

Statistical analysis of large-scale structure in the Universe  

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Methods for the statistical characterization of the large-scale structure in the Universe will be the main topic of the present text. The focus is on geometrical methods, mainly Minkowski functionals and the J-function. Their relations to standard methods used in cosmology and spatial statistics and their application to cosmological datasets will be discussed. This work is not only meant as a short review for comologist, but also attempts to illustrate these morphological methods and to make them accessible to scientists from other fields. Consequently, a short introduction to the standard picture of cosmology is given.

Martin Kerscher

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

153

Protein Folding Dynamics via Quantification of Kinematic Energy Landscape Sema Kachalo, Hsiao-Mei Lu, and Jie Liang*  

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Protein Folding Dynamics via Quantification of Kinematic Energy Landscape Se¨ma Kachalo, Hsiao of protein folding has been studied ex- tensively [1,2]. A remarkable observation is that protein folding that protein folding rates are largely determined by the topology of their native structure [3]. Theoretical

Dai, Yang

154

Seismic fluid-structure interaction analysis of a large LMFBR reactor  

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This paper describes a seismic analysis which includes fluid-structure interactions for a large LMFBR reactor with many internal components and structures. Two mathematical models were employed. An axisymmetrical model was used for the vertical excitation analysis whereas a three-dimensional model was used for the horizontal excitation analysis. In both analyses, the sodium coolant was treated by continuum fluid elements. Thus, important seismic effects such as fluid-structure interaction, free-surface sloshing, fluid coupling, etc. are included in the analysis. This study is useful to the design of future LMFBR reactors. The results of this study can be used to improve the margin of safety of LMFBR plants under seismic conditions.

Ma, D.C.; Gvildys, J.; Chang, Y.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Improving Between-Shot Fusion Data Analysis with Parallel Structures  

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In the Phase I project we concentrated on three technical objectives to demonstrate the feasibility of the Phase II project: (1) the development of a parallel MDSplus data handler, (2) the parallelization of existing fusion data analysis packages, and (3) the development of techniques to automatically generate parallelized code using pre-compiler directives. We summarize the results of the Phase I research for each of these objectives below. We also describe below additional accomplishments related to the development of the TaskDL and mpiDL parallelization packages.

CHET NIETER

2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

156

Finite element strategies for the efficient analysis and evaluation of solar collector structures  

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Concentrating or reflecting structures for solar energy systems must be evaluated as to their structural integrity and optical performance. Computer studies can be used as an integral part of these evaluations. The computer studies make use of finite element structural codes coupled with post-processors that calculate optical data. If the analysis of a solar structure is to be carried out in an efficient manner, these computer codes must have certain capabilities. A number of solar energy projects at Sandia National Laboratories have made extensive use of finite element analyses. The analyses have been useful in evaluating design concepts which hold promise for large scale use in solar energy projects. Analysis procedures have been developed for some structures so that evaluations can be carried out in a straightforward manner.

Koteras, J. R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Structural Analysis of Novel Lignin-derived Carbon Composite Anodes  

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The development of novel lignin-based carbon composite anodes consisting of nanocrystalline and amorphous domains motivates the understanding of a relationship of the structural properties characterizing these materials, such as crystallite size, intracrystallite dspacing, crystalline volume fraction and composite density, with their pair distribution functions (PDF), obtained from both molecular dynamics simulation and neutron scattering. A model for these composite materials is developed as a function of experimentally measurable parameters and realized in fifteen composite systems, three of which directly match all parameters of their experimental counterparts. The accurate reproduction of the experimental PDFs using the model systems validates the model. The decomposition of the simulated PDFs provides an understanding of each feature in the PDF and allows for the development of a mapping between the defining characteristics of the PDF and the material properties of interest.

McNutt, Nicholas W [ORNL; Rios, Orlando [ORNL; Feygenson, Mikhail [ORNL; Proffen, Thomas E [ORNL; Keffer, David J [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

A Structural Analysis of Star-Forming Region AFGL 490  

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We present Spitzer IRAC and MIPS observations of the star-forming region containing intermediate-mass young stellar object (YSO) AFGL 490. We supplement these data with near-IR 2MASS photometry and with deep SQIID observations off the central high extinction region. We have more than doubled the known membership of this region to 57 Class I and 303 Class II YSOs via the combined 1-24 um photometric catalog derived from these data. We construct and analyze the minimum spanning tree of their projected positions, isolating one locally over-dense cluster core containing 219 YSOs (60.8% of the region's members). We find this cluster core to be larger yet less dense than similarly analyzed clusters. Although the structure of this cluster core appears irregular, we demonstrate that the parsec-scale surface densities of both YSOs and gas are correlated with a power law slope of 2.8, as found for other similarly analyzed nearby molecular clouds. We also explore the mass segregation implications of AFGL 490's offset fr...

Masiunas, L C; Pipher, J L; Megeath, S T; Myers, P C; Allen, L E; Kirk, H M; Fazio, G G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OVERVIEW ON BNL ASSESSMENT OF SEISMIC ANALYSIS METHODS FOR DEEPLY EMBEDDED NPP STRUCTURES.  

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A study was performed by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) under the sponsorship of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), to determine the applicability of established soil-structure interaction analysis methods and computer programs to deeply embedded and/or buried (DEB) nuclear power plant (NPP) structures. This paper provides an overview of the BNL study including a description and discussions of analyses performed to assess relative performance of various SSI analysis methods typically applied to NPP structures, as well as the importance of interface modeling for DEB structures. There are four main elements contained in the BNL study: (1) Review and evaluation of existing seismic design practice, (2) Assessment of simplified vs. detailed methods for SSI in-structure response spectrum analysis of DEB structures, (3) Assessment of methods for computing seismic induced earth pressures on DEB structures, and (4) Development of the criteria for benchmark problems which could be used for validating computer programs for computing seismic responses of DEB NPP structures. The BNL study concluded that the equivalent linear SSI methods, including both simplified and detailed approaches, can be extended to DEB structures and produce acceptable SSI response calculations, provided that the SSI response induced by the ground motion is very much within the linear regime or the non-linear effect is not anticipated to control the SSI response parameters. The BNL study also revealed that the response calculation is sensitive to the modeling assumptions made for the soil/structure interface and application of a particular material model for the soil.

XU,J.; COSTANTINO, C.; HOFMAYER, C.; GRAVES, H.

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

On the Kinematics of Undulator Girder Motion  

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The theory of rigid body kinematics is used to derive equations that govern the control and measurement of the position and orientation of undulator girders. The equations form the basis of the girder matlab software on the LCLS control system. The equations are linear for small motion and easily inverted as desired. For reference, some relevant girder geometrical data is also given. Equations 6-8 relate the linear potentiometer readings to the motion of the girder. Equations 9-11 relate the cam shaft angles to the motion of the girder. Both sets are easily inverted to either obtain the girder motion from the angles or readings, or, to find the angles and readings that would give a desired motion. The motion of any point on the girder can be calculated by applying either sets of equations to the two cam-planes and extrapolating in the z coordinate using equation 19. The formulation of the equations is quite general and easily coded via matrix and vector methods. They form the basis of the girder matlab software on the LCLS control system.

Welch, J; /SLAC; ,

2011-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop  

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Capacity drop at active bottlenecks is one of the most puzzling traffic phenomena, but a thorough understanding is practically important for designing variable speed limit and ramp metering strategies. In this study, we attempt to develop a simple model of capacity drop within the framework of kinematic wave theory based on the observation that capacity drop occurs when an upstream queue forms at an active bottleneck. In addition, we assume that the fundamental diagrams are continuous in steady states. This assumption is consistent with observations and can avoid unrealistic infinite characteristic wave speeds in discontinuous fundamental diagrams. A core component of the new model is an entropy condition defined by a discontinuous boundary flux function. For a lane-drop area, we demonstrate that the model is well-defined, and its Riemann problem can be uniquely solved. We theoretically discuss traffic stability with this model subject to perturbations in density, upstream demand, and downstream supply. We clarify that discontinuous flow-density relations, or so-called "discontinuous" fundamental diagrams, are caused by incomplete observations of traffic states. Theoretical results are consistent with observations in the literature and are verified by numerical simulations and empirical observations. We finally discuss potential applications and future studies.

Wen-Long Jin; Qi-Jian Gan; Jean-Patrick Lebacque

2013-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

162

Kinematics of Nonlinearly Interacting MHD Instabilities in a Plasma  

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Plasmas play host to a wide variety of instabilities. For example, tearing instabilities use finite plasma resistivity to exploit the free energy provided by plasma currents parallel to the magnetic field to alter the magnetic topology of the plasma through a process known as reconnection. These instabilities frequently make themselves known in magnetic confinement experiments such as tokamaks and reversed field pinches (RFPs). In RFP plasmas, in fact, several tearing instabilities (modes) are simultaneously active, and are of large amplitude. Theory predicts that in addition to interacting linearly with magnetic perturbations from outside the plasma, such as field errors or as resistive wall, the modes in the RFP can interact nonlinearly with each other through a three-wave interaction. In the current work investigations of both the linear (external) and nonlinear contributions to the kinematics of the tearing modes in the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) RFP are reported Theory predicts that tearing modes will respond only to magnetic perturbations that are spatially resonant with them, and was supported by experimental work done on tokamak devices. The results in this work verified that the theory is still applicable to the RFP, in spite of its more complicated magnetic mode structure, involving perturbations of a single poloidal mode number.

Hansen, Alexander K.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Analysis and reconstruction of impermanent structures of the 17th and 18th centuries  

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ANALYSIS AND RECONSTRUCTION OF IMPERMANENT STRUCTURES OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES A Thesis GLENN PAUL DARRZNGTON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF ARTS May 1994 Major Subject: Anthropology ANALYSXS AND RECONSTRUCTXON OF XMPERMANEHT STRUCTURES OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CEHTURXES A Thesis by GLENN PAUL DARRINGTON Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Darrington, Glenn Paul

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

A kinematic coupling based 6 degrees of freedom dynamometer  

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A new 6-degree of freedom dynamometer is presented. Six load cells measure the normal forces at the contact points of a three groove kinematic coupling. Three toggle clamps are used to preload the machine, so that it does ...

Moreu Gamazo, Jaime

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Kinematic wave model of bed profiles in alluvial channels  

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A mathematical model, based on the kinematic wave (KW) theory, is developed for describing the evolution and movement of bed profiles in alluvial channels. The model employs a functional relation between sediment transport rate and concentration, a...

Tayfur, Gokmen; Singh, Vijay P.

2006-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

166

Mesh Puppetry: Cascading Optimization of Mesh Deformation with Inverse Kinematics  

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approach builds upon traditional rigging by optimizing skeleton position and vertex weights. Keywords: Mesh deformation, nonlinear optimization, inverse kinematics, geometry processing. 1 Introduction. To allow for more global and complex deforma- tion, many authors proposed to cast mesh deformation

Desbrun, Mathieu

167

Predictions of undirectional irregular wave kinematics and evolution  

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Although irregular ocean waves can be viewed as the summation of many wave components with different frequencies, accurate prediction of elevation evolution and kinematics is difficult due to the existence of nonlinear interactions among the wave...

Ye, Mao

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Mouse Pointing Endpoint Prediction Using Kinematic Template Matching  

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Mouse Pointing Endpoint Prediction Using Kinematic Template Matching Phillip T. Pasqual and Jacob O and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work

Wobbrock, Jacob O.

169

The First Estimates of Kinematically Forbidden D Meson Decays  

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The weak hadronic decay D^+ -> K^0\\bar a_1^+ is kinematically forbidden at the peak mass values of the particles involved. However, occurrence of this decay has been reported with branching fraction (9.1 \\plusminus 1.8) \\cross 10^{-3} in the analysis of D^+ -> K^\\bar0 4 \\pi decay data. This is due to smearing effects on this decay caused mainly by the large width of a_1-resonance, which extends the phase space and allows this decay. Using a factorization model to evaluate decay amplitudes for external and internal W-emission diagrams, and incorporating Breit-Wigner smearing using the total a_1 width of 400 MeV, we obtain the first estimate for branching fraction of this decay to be 3.3 \\cross 10^{-3} and 7.0 \\cross 10^{-3}, for |V_1^{Da1} (0)|=0.40 and 1.50 respectively corresponding to different theoretical models, where |V_1^{Da1} (q^2)| is the vector form factor appearing in the D -> a_1 s-wave transition. The estimates are of the desired order of magnitude. We also predict branching fractions of its count...

Verma, R C; Odagiri, Kosuke

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Structural analysis of inhibition of E. coli methionine aminopeptidase: implication of loop adaptability in selective inhibition of bacterial enzymes  

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Background: Methionine aminopeptidase is a potential target of future antibacterial and anticancer drugs. Structural analysis of complexes of the enzyme with its inhibitors provides valuable information for structure-based ...

Ma, Ze-Qiang; Xie, Sheng-Xue; Huang, Qing-Qing; Nan, Fa-Jun; Hurley, Thomas D.; Ye, Qi-Zhuang

2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

171

Analysis of electromagnetic scattering by nearly periodic structures: an LDRD report.  

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In this LDRD we examine techniques to analyze the electromagnetic scattering from structures that are nearly periodic. Nearly periodic could mean that one of the structure's unit cells is different from all the others--a defect. It could also mean that the structure is truncated, or butted up against another periodic structure to form a seam. Straightforward electromagnetic analysis of these nearly periodic structures requires us to grid the entire structure, which would overwhelm today's computers and the computers in the foreseeable future. In this report we will examine various approximations that allow us to continue to exploit some aspects of the structure's periodicity and thereby reduce the number of unknowns required for analysis. We will use the Green's Function Interpolation with a Fast Fourier Transform (GIFFT) to examine isolated defects both in the form of a source dipole over a meta-material slab and as a rotated dipole in a finite array of dipoles. We will look at the numerically exact solution of a one-dimensional seam. In order to solve a two-dimensional seam, we formulate an efficient way to calculate the Green's function of a 1d array of point sources. We next formulate ways of calculating the far-field due to a seam and due to array truncation based on both array theory and high-frequency asymptotic methods. We compare the high-frequency and GIFFT results. Finally, we use GIFFT to solve a simple, two-dimensional seam problem.

Johnson, William Arthur; Warne, Larry Kevin; Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Wilton, Donald R. (University of Houston, Houston, TX); Basilio, Lorena I.; Peters, David William; Capolino, F. (University of Houston, Houston, TX)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

On kinematical constraints in the hadrogenesis conjecture for the baryon resonance spectrum  

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We consider the reaction dynamics of bosons with negative parity and spin $0$ or $1$ and fermions with positive parity and spin $\\frac{1}{2}$ or $\\frac{3}{2}$. Such systems are of central importance for the computation of the baryon resonance spectrum in the hadrogenesis conjecture. Based on a chiral Lagrangian the coupled-channel partial-wave scattering amplitudes have to be computed. We study the generic properties of such amplitudes. A decomposition of the various scattering amplitudes into suitable sets of invariant functions expected to satisfy Mandelstam's dispersion-integral representation is presented. Sets are identified that are free from kinematical constraints and that can be computed efficiently in terms of a novel projection algebra. From such a representation one can deduce the analytic structure of the partial-wave amplitudes. The helicity and the conventional angular-momentum partial-wave amplitudes are kinematically constrained at the Kibble conditions. Therefore an application of a dispersion-integral representation is prohibitively cumbersome. We derive covariant partial-wave amplitudes that are free from kinematical constraints at the Kibble conditions. They correspond to specific polynomials in the 4-momenta and Dirac matrices that solve the various Bethe-Salpeter equations in the presence of short-range interactions analytically.

Yonggoo Heo; Matthias F. M. Lutz

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

173

The stellar kinematics of co-rotating spiral arms in Gaia mock observations  

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We have observed an N-body/Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulation of a Milky Way like barred spiral galaxy. We present a simple method that samples N-body model particles into mock Gaia stellar observations and takes into account stellar populations, dust extinction and Gaia's science performance estimates. We examine the kinematics around a nearby spiral arm at a similar position to the Perseus arm at three lines of sight in the disc plane; (l,b)=(90,0), (120,0) and (150,0) degrees. We find that the structure of the peculiar kinematics around the co-rotating spiral arm, which is found in Kawata et al. (2014b), is still visible in the observational data expected to be produced by Gaia despite the dust extinction and expected observational errors of Gaia. These observable kinematic signatures will enable testing whether the Perseus arm of the Milky Way is similar to the co-rotating spiral arms commonly seen in N-body simulations.

Hunt, Jason A S; Grand, Robert J J; Minchev, Ivan; Pasetto, Stefano; Cropper, Mark

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Variational Formulation of Kinematic Waves 1 A VARIATIONAL FORMULATION OF  

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A Variational Formulation of Kinematic Waves 1 A VARIATIONAL FORMULATION OF KINEMATIC WAVES proposes two algorithms that, based on a variational version of kinematic wave (KW) theory (Daganzo, 2003, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA ABSTRACT It has been recently shown that all kinematic

Daganzo, Carlos F.

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The role of syn-kinematic sedimentation on early salt tectonic processes in the Post-Permian Salt Basin, Southern North Sea  

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The role of syn-kinematic sedimentation on early salt tectonic processes in the Post-Permian Salt- Permian salt basin of the southernmost North Sea using 3D seismic interpretation, structural modelling mechanical concepts for the dynamics of salt structures and related depositional systems as well

Royal Holloway, University of London

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A quantum kinematics for asymptotically flat spacetimes  

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We construct a quantum kinematics for asymptotically flat spacetimes based on the Koslowski-Sahlmann (KS) representation. The KS representation is a generalization of the representation underlying Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) which supports, in addition to the usual LQG operators, the action of `background exponential operators' which are connection dependent operators labelled by `background' $su(2)$ electric fields. KS states have, in addition to the LQG state label corresponding to 1 dimensional excitations of the triad, a label corresponding to a `background' electric field which describes 3 dimensional excitations of the triad. Asymptotic behaviour in quantum theory is controlled through asymptotic conditions on the background electric fields which label the {\\em states} and the background electric fields which label the {\\em operators}. Asymptotic conditions on the triad are imposed as conditions on the background electric field state label while confining the LQG spin net graph labels to compact sets. We show that KS states can be realised as wave functions on a quantum configuration space of generalized connections and that the asymptotic behaviour of each such generalized connection is determined by that of the background electric fields which label the background exponential operators. Similar to the spatially compact case, the Gauss Law and diffeomorphism constraints are then imposed through Group Averaging techniques to obtain a large sector of gauge invariant states. It is shown that this sector supports a unitary action of the group of asymptotic rotations and translations and that, as anticipated by Friedman and Sorkin, for appropriate spatial topology, this sector contains states which display fermionic behaviour under $2\\pi$ rotations.

Miguel Campiglia; Madhavan Varadarajan

2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis of late Neogene deformation in the central offshore Santa Maria Basin, California  

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Structural analysis of the Queenie structure, a topographically prominent, southwest vergent asymmetric fold located 35 km west of Point Sal, constrains the timing and nature of late Neogene deformation in a transect across the central offshore Santa Maria Basin. Analysis of post-Miocene sediments mantling the fold indicates that the Queenie structure was formed in a relatively brief episode of NE-SW directed shortening between 5 and 3 Ma, apparently in response to the onset of compression normal to the North American/Pacific plate boundary. Retrodeformation of depth-corrected cross sections constructed from an extensive set of common depth point seismic data demonstrates that the Queenie structure overprints a Miocene extensional basin and is a fault propagation fold that formed as compression changed the normal slip on the basin margin shear zone to reverse slip. Geometric constraints and seismic data suggest that the controlling shear zone dips moderately (30{degrees} to 50{degrees}) to the northeast and is essentially nonlistric to the base of the brittle crust at a depth of about 12 km. Structural analysis of cross sections further shows that average total post-Miocene NE-SW shortening across the Queenie structure is about 3% (0.39 km across the 130km-wide zone of folding) and that related shortening across the 40-km-wide central reach of the offshore Santa Maria Basin between the Hosgri fault and the Santa Lucia Bank fault during the same period is roughly 1-2% (0.4-0.8 km). High-resolution seismic reflection data show small folds in post-early/late Pliocene sediments on the southwestern flank of the Queenie structure. These folds exhibit minor coaxial deformation along the flank of the structure, suggesting that very low rates of tectonic folding (of the order of 0.005 mm shortening per year) may continue to the present.

Clark, D.H.; Hall, N.T.; Hamilton, D.H. (Earth Sciences Associates, Palo Alto, CA (USA)); Heck, R.G. (R.G. Heck and Associates, Carpinteria, CA (USA))

1991-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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On a tensor-based finite element model for the analysis of shell structures  

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In the present study, we propose a computational model for the linear and nonlinear analysis of shell structures. We consider a tensor-based finite element formulation which describes the mathematical shell model in a natural and simple way by using...

Arciniega Aleman, Roman Augusto

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

179

Computational Analysis of a Tip Vortex Structure Shed from a Bioinspired Blade  

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design for this purpose. Different rotor blade designs and relevant insect wings are under study Computational Analysis of a Tip Vortex Structure Shed from a Bioinspired Blade Sebastian was generated with SolidWorks CAD software from measurements performed on a wing sample obtained from

Maccabe, Barney

180

Economics of Online Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbines: Cost Benefit Analysis  

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Economics of Online Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbines: Cost Benefit Analysis Jeremy Van monitoring (OSHM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM) of wind turbine blades has the potential to reduce O cost of energy (LCOE) [1]. The costs required to keep wind turbines working in extreme temperatures

McCalley, James D.

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Spectral Analysis of Synchronization in a Lossless Structure-Preserving Power Network Model  

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Spectral Analysis of Synchronization in a Lossless Structure-Preserving Power Network Model Florian D¨orfler Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106 Email: dorfler@engineering.ucsb.edu Francesco Bullo Center for Control

Bullo, Francesco

182

3D-mesh models: view-based indexing and structural analysis  

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3D-mesh models: view-based indexing and structural analysis Mohamed Daoudi, Tarik Filali Ansary.daoudi@lifl.fr, tarik.filali@lifl.fr, julien.tierny@lifl.fr, jean-philippe.vandeborre@lifl.fr Abstract. 3D-mesh models applications, medical or military simulations, video games and so on. Indexing and analyzing these 3D data

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Towards QoS Prediction Based on Composition Structure Analysis and Probabilistic Environment Models  

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Towards QoS Prediction Based on Composition Structure Analysis and Probabilistic Environment Models Dragan Ivanovi´c Universidad Polit´ecnica de Madrid idragan@clip.dia.fi.upm.es Peerachai Kaowichakorn Universidad Polit´ecnica de Madrid p.kaowichakorn@gmail.com Manuel Carro Universidad Polit´ecnica de Madrid

Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad

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Synthesis and analysis of parallel Kinematic XY flexure mechanisms  

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This thesis presents a family of XY flexure mechanisms with large ranges of motion, first-order decoupled degrees of freedom, and small parasitic error motions. Synthesis is based on an systematic and symmetric layout of ...

Awtar, Shorya, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(inverse kinematics) (inverse dynamics) (PCA : principle component analysis)  

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MA (n+1) K , MB (n+1) K (4) 3) 1) mean vector MA 1n- M, MB 1n- M (5) 4) 2) mean vector MA (n+1) K- M, MB (n+1) K- M (6) 5) MA, M B (7) 6) 5) mean vector MA - MA, MB - MB (8) (3 A ) +MB (n+1) K (10) MA 1n +(MB (n+1) K- M B ) =( MA 1n- M A ) +MB (n+1) K (11) (n : PC ) blending B

Lee, In-Kwon

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Preliminary Dynamic Siol-Structure-Interaction Analysis for the Waste Handling Building  

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The objective of this analysis package is to document a preliminary dynamic seismic evaluation of a simplified design concept of the Wade Handling Building (WHB). Preliminary seismic ground motions and soil data will be used. Loading criteria of the WHB System Design Description will be used. Detail design of structural members will not be performed.. The results of the analysis will be used to determine preliminary sizes of structural concrete and steel members and to determine whether the seismic response of the structure is within an acceptable level for future License Application design of safety related facilities. In order to complete this preliminary dynamic evaluation to meet the Site Recommendation (SR) schedule, the building configuration was ''frozen in time'' as the conceptual design existed in October 1999. Modular design features and dry or wet waste storage features were intentionally excluded from this preliminary dynamic seismic evaluation. The document was prepared in accordance with the Development Plan for the ''Preliminary/Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction Analysis for the Waste Handling Building'' (CRWMS M&O 2000b), which was completed, in accordance with AP-2.13Q, ''Technical Product Development Planning''.

G. Wagenblast

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis of Bacillus pumilus phenolic acid decarboxylase, a lipocalin-fold enzyme  

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The decarboxylation of phenolic acids, including ferulic and p-coumaric acids, to their corresponding vinyl derivatives is of importance in the flavoring and polymer industries. Here, the crystal structure of phenolic acid decarboxylase (PAD) from Bacillus pumilus strain UI-670 is reported. The enzyme is a 161-residue polypeptide that forms dimers both in the crystal and in solution. The structure of PAD as determined by X-ray crystallography revealed a -barrel structure and two -helices, with a cleft formed at one edge of the barrel. The PAD structure resembles those of the lipocalin-fold proteins, which often bind hydrophobic ligands. Superposition of structurally related proteins bound to their cognate ligands shows that they and PAD bind their ligands in a conserved location within the -barrel. Analysis of the residue-conservation pattern for PAD-related sequences mapped onto the PAD structure reveals that the conservation mainly includes residues found within the hydrophobic core of the protein, defining a common lipocalin-like fold for this enzyme family. A narrow cleft containing several conserved amino acids was observed as a structural feature and a potential ligand-binding site.

Matte, Allan; Grosse, Stephan; Bergeron, Hélène; Abokitse, Kofi; Lau, Peter C.K. (Biotech Res.)

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine Independent Review of Seismic Structural Analysis  

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The following separate reports and correspondence pertains to the independent review of the seismic analysis. The original analysis was performed by GEC-Alsthom Engineering Systems Limited (GEC-ESL) under subcontract to Foster-Wheeler Environmental Corporation (FWEC) who was the prime integration contractor to the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project for the Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine (MHM). The original analysis was performed to the Design Basis Earthquake (DBE) response spectra using 5% damping as required in specification, HNF-S-0468 for the 90% Design Report in June 1997. The independent review was performed by Fluor-Daniel (Irvine) under a separate task from their scope as Architect-Engineer of the Canister Storage Building (CSB) in 1997. The comments were issued in April 1998. Later in 1997, the response spectra of the Canister Storage Building (CSB) was revised according to a new soil-structure interaction analysis and accordingly revised the response spectra for the MHM and utilized 7% damping in accordance with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NOG-1, ''Rules for Construction of Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Multiple Girder).'' The analysis was re-performed to check critical areas but because manufacturing was underway, designs were not altered unless necessary. FWEC responded to SNF Project correspondence on the review comments in two separate letters enclosed. The dispositions were reviewed and accepted. Attached are supplier source surveillance reports on the procedures and process by the engineering group performing the analysis and structural design. All calculation and analysis results are contained in the MHM Final Design Report which is part of the Vendor Information File 50100. Subsequent to the MHM supplier engineering analysis, there was a separate analyses for nuclear safety accident concerns that used the electronic input data files provided by FWEC/GEC-ESL and are contained in document SNF-6248, ''Evaluation of MHM Uplift Restraint for Seismic Event During Repositioning Operations,'' (EDT-629126 and EDT-629132).

SWENSON, C.E.

2000-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Residual sweeping effects in the swept frame of reference in Kinematic Simulations  

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It has been suggested that sweeping effects make Lagrangian properties in Kinematic Simulations (KS) unreliable. Here we show through a novel analysis based upon analysing neighbouring particle trajectories in a frame of reference moving with the large energy contining scales that the residual sweeping error in the turbulent pair diffusivity ($K$) in KS is $e_K\\sim dt/\\tau_s$, where $dt$ is the numerical timestep and $\\tau_s$ is the time scale of the sweeping through local eddies. Thus, provided that $dt\\ll \\tau_s$, then $e_K\\ll 1$ and the Lagrangian properties in KS are reliable.

Malik, Nadeem A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FUNCTIONALAND SMART MATERIALS -Structural evolution and structure analysis by Z.L. Wang and Z.C. Kang Georgia Institute of Technology  

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FUNCTIONALAND SMART MATERIALS -Structural evolution and structure analysis by Z.L. Wang and Z of functional and smart materials" - Professor C. Boulesteix, Universite Aix-Marseille, France. "In materials science the spotlight is on functional and smart materials, since they are important components

Wang, Zhong L.

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Nonlinear kinematics for piezoelectricity in ALEGRA-EMMA.  

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This report develops and documents nonlinear kinematic relations needed to implement piezoelectric constitutive models in ALEGRA-EMMA [5], where calculations involving large displacements and rotations are routine. Kinematic relationships are established using Gauss's law and Faraday's law; this presentation on kinematics goes beyond piezoelectric materials and is applicable to all dielectric materials. The report then turns to practical details of implementing piezoelectric models in an application code where material principal axes are rarely aligned with user defined problem coordinate axes. This portion of the report is somewhat pedagogical but is necessary in order to establish documentation for the piezoelectric implementation in ALEGRA-EMMA. This involves transforming elastic, piezoelectric, and permittivity moduli from material principal axes to problem coordinate axes. The report concludes with an overview of the piezoelectric implementation in ALEGRA-EMMA and small verification examples.

Mitchell, John Anthony; Fuller, Timothy Jesse

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic quantities of finite elastic and plastic deformation  

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Kinematic quantities for finite elastic and plastic deformations are defined via an approach that does not rely on auxiliary elements like reference frame and reference configuration, and that gives account of the inertial-noninertial aspects explicitly. These features are achieved by working on Galilean spacetime directly. The quantity expressing elastic deformations is introduced according to its expected role: to measure how different the current metric is from the relaxed/stressless metric. Further, the plastic kinematic quantity is the change rate of the stressless metric. The properties of both are analyzed, and their relationship to frequently used elastic and plastic kinematic quantities is discussed. One important result is that no objective elastic or plastic quantities can be defined from deformation gradient.

T. Fülöp; P. Ván

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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RC structures strengthened by metal shear panels: experimental and numerical analysis  

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Metal shear panels (MSPs) may be effectively used as a lateral load resisting system for framed structures. In the present paper, such a technique is applied for the seismic protection of existing RC buildings, by setting up a specific design procedure, which has been developed on the basis of preliminary full-scale experimental tests. The obtained results allowed the development of both simplified and advanced numerical models of both the upgraded structure and the applied shear panels. Also, the proposed design methodology, which is framed in the performance base design philosophy, has been implemented for the structural upgrading of a real Greek existing multi-storey RC building. The results of the numerical analysis confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed technique, also emphasising the efficiency of the implemented design methodology.

De Matteis, G. [Dept. of Design, Rehabilitation and Control of Architectural Structures, University of Chieti-Pescara 'G. D'Annunzio', V.le Pindaro, 42-65127 Pescara (Italy); Formisano, A.; Mazzolani, F. M. [Dept. of Structural Engineering University of Naples 'Federico II', P.le Tecchio, 80-80125 Naples (Italy)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT OF P-CARES: PROBABILISTIC COMPUTER ANALYSIS FOR RAPID EVALUATION OF STRUCTURES.  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) undertook an effort to revise the CARES (Computer Analysis for Rapid Evaluation of Structures) program under the auspices of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The CARES program provided the NRC staff a capability to quickly check the validity and/or accuracy of the soil-structure interaction (SSI) models and associated data received from various applicants. The aim of the current revision was to implement various probabilistic simulation algorithms in CARES (referred hereinafter as P-CARES [1]) for performing the probabilistic site response and soil-structure interaction (SSI) analyses. This paper provides an overview of the development process of P-CARES, including the various probabilistic simulation techniques used to incorporate the effect of site soil uncertainties into the seismic site response and SSI analyses and an improved graphical user interface (GUI).

NIE,J.; XU, J.; COSTANTINO, C.; THOMAS, V.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially extended K I 7699 emission in the nebula of VY CMa: Kinematics and geometry  

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Long-slit echelle spectra reveal bright extended emission from the K I lambda7699 resonance line in the reflection nebula surrounding the extreme red supergiant VY Canis Majoris. The central star has long been known for its unusually-bright K I emission lines, but this is the first report of intrinsic emission from K I in the nebula. The extended emission is not just a reflected spectrum of the star, but is due to resonant scattering by K atoms in the outer nebula itself, and is therefore a valuable probe of the kinematics and geometry of VY CMa's circumstellar environment. Dramatic velocity structure is seen in the long-slit spectra, and most lines of sight intersect multiple distinct velocity components. A faint ``halo'' at large distances from the star does appear to show a reflected spectrum, however, and suggests a systemic velocity of +40 km/s with respect to the Sun. The most striking feature is blueshifted emission from the filled interior of a large shell seen in images; the kinematic structure is reminiscent of a Hubble flow, and provides strong evidence for asymmetric and episodic mass loss due to localized eruptions on the star's surface.

Nathan Smith

2004-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematical Hilbert Space for Einstein-Cartan Theory  

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Kinematical Hilbert space for Einstein-Cartan theory is constructed via von Neumann ideas of infinity-dimensional tensor product of Hilbert spaces. Field of comframe is taken as basic variables what is in contrast with standard LQG where Wilson loops of Ashtekar-Barbero-Immirzi are taken.

Pilc, Marián

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematical Hilbert Space for Einstein-Cartan Theory  

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Kinematical Hilbert space for Einstein-Cartan theory is constructed via von Neumann ideas of infinity-dimensional tensor product of Hilbert spaces. Field of comframe is considered as basic variable what is in contrast with standard euclidean LQG which is build by Wilson loops of Ashtekar-Barbero-Immirzi connection.

Marián Pilc

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Spiral wave dynamics: reaction and diffusion versus kinematics  

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Spiral wave dynamics: reaction and diffusion versus kinematics B. Fiedler, M. Georgi, and N. Jangle of excitable media to explain the propagation of electrical excita- tion fronts in the heart. Waves of electrical activity in the heart muscle assist its rhythmic contractions. The presence of spiral waves can

Fiedler, Bernold

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Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow  

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Merging junctions are important network bottlenecks, and a better understanding of merging traffic dynamics has both theoretical and practical implications. In this paper, we present continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow which are consistent with discrete Cell Transmission Models with various distribution schemes. In particular, we develop a systematic approach to constructing kinematic wave solutions to the Riemann problem of merging traffic flow in supply-demand space. In the new framework, Riemann solutions on a link consist of an interior state and a stationary state, subject to admissible conditions such that there are no positive and negative kinematic waves on the upstream and downstream links respectively. In addition, various distribution schemes in Cell Transmission Models are considered entropy conditions. In the proposed analytical framework, we prove that the stationary states and boundary fluxes exist and are unique for the Riemann problem for both fair and constant distribution schemes. We also discuss two types of invariant merge models, in which local and discrete boundary fluxes are the same as global and continuous ones. With numerical examples, we demonstrate the validity of the analytical solutions of interior states, stationary states, and corresponding kinematic waves. Discussions and future studies are presented in the conclusion section.

Wen-Long Jin

2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS: A NOVEL KINEMATIC ARCHITECTURE FOR SIX DOF MOTION PLATFORMS  

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ATLAS: A NOVEL KINEMATIC ARCHITECTURE FOR SIX DOF MOTION PLATFORMS M.J.D. HAYES Mechanical simulation required in many applications. This paper presents an overview of the Atlas platform: a novel six orienting device, called the Atlas sphere, on a gantry with three linear axes. The key to the design

Hayes, John

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Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms  

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Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms M.J.D. HAYES, R.G. LANGLOIS. This paper presents an overview of the Atlas platform: a novel six DOF motion platform architecture of the mechanism. The decoupling is accomplished by fixing a three DOF spherical orienting device, called the Atlas

Hayes, John

203

The Siwaliks of western Nepal I. Geometry and kinematics  

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The Siwaliks of western Nepal I. Geometry and kinematics J.L. Mugniera, *, P. Leturmya , G. Masclea-western Nepal, and beneath 14.6 Ma sediments in mid-western Nepal, i.e., above the base of the Siwalik Group. Unconformities have been observed in the upper Siwalik member of western Nepal both on satellite images

Husson, Laurent

204

Mesh Puppetry: Cascading Optimization of Mesh Deformation with Inverse Kinematics  

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approach builds upon traditional rigging by optimizing skeleton position and vertex weights. Keywords: Mesh deformation, nonlinear optimization, inverse kinematics, geometry processing. 1 Introduction,mathieu}@caltech.edu Figure 1: Armadillo Olympics: The Armadillo model (top left) can be deformed to take various sport poses

Zhou, Kun

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A STUDY OF KINEMATIC MODELS FOR FORWARD CALIBRATION OF  

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A STUDY OF KINEMATIC MODELS FOR FORWARD CALIBRATION OF MANIPULATORS Louis J. Everett, Assistant Professor and Adwin H. Suryohadiprojo, Graduate Assistant Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University ABSTRACT The objective of robot calibration is to identify all pa- rameters in a robot model 80

Everett, Louis J.

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid  

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid dynamo operator and of the corresponding group it generates for an ideally conducting fluid, 2001 Abstract The spectrum of the kinematic dynamo operator

Montgomery-Smith, Stephen

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A multicommodity kinematic wave simulation model of network traf-November 12, 2003  

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A multicommodity kinematic wave simulation model of network traf- fic flow November 12, 2003 W traffic is not ordered down to the ve- hicle level as in existing kinematic wave simulation models

Mease, Kenneth D.

208

Storm fronts over galaxy discs: Models of how waves generate extraplanar gas and its anomalous kinematics  

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The existence of partially ionized, diffuse gas and dust clouds at kiloparsec scale distances above the central planes of edge-on, galaxy discs was an unexpected discovery about 20 yrs ago. Subsequent observations showed that this EDIG (extended or extraplanar diffuse interstellar gas) has rotation velocities approximately 10-20% lower than those in the central plane, and have been hard to account for. Here we present results of hydrodynamic models, with radiative cooling and heating from star formation. We find that in models with star formation generated stochastically across the disc an extraplanar gas layer is generated as long as the star formation is sufficiently strong. However, this gas rotates at nearly the same speed as the mid-plane gas. We then studied a range of models with imposed spiral or bar waves in the disc. EDIG layers were also generated in these models, but primarily over the wave regions, not over the entire disc. Because of this partial coverage, the EDIG clouds move radially, as well as vertically, with the result that observed kinematic anomalies are reproduced. The implication is that the kinematic anomalies are the result of three-dimensional motions when the cylindrical symmetry of the disc is broken. Thus, the kinematic anomalies are the result of bars or strong waves, and more face-on galaxies with such waves should have an asymmetric EDIG component. The models also indicate that the EDIG can contain a significant fraction of cool gas, and that some star formation can be triggered at considerable heights above the disc midplane. We expect all of these effects to be more prominent in young, forming discs, to play a role in rapidly smoothing disc asymmetries, and in working to self-regulate disc structure.

Curtis Struck; Daniel C. Smith

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A method for measuring joint kinematics designed for accurate registration of kinematic data to models constructed from CT data  

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for position and 0.1 degrees for orientation for linkage digitization and better than +/- 0.2 mm and +/- 0.2 degrees for CT digitization. Surface models of the radius and ulna were constructed from CT data, as an example application. Kinematics of the bones...

Fischer, Kenneth J.; Manson, T. T.; Pfaeffle, H. J.; Tomaino, M. M.; Woo, S. L-Y

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Kinematic Wave Traffic Flow Model for Mixed Traffic H. M. Zhang1  

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A Kinematic Wave Traffic Flow Model for Mixed Traffic H. M. Zhang1 Department of Civil-mail: wjin@ucdavis.edu ABSTRACT In this paper we extend the Lighthill-Whitham-Richards kinematic wave traffic kinematic wave model developed by Lighthill, Whitham (3) and Richards (4): t+(V())x=0, V( )Q(). (3

Mease, Kenneth D.

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A kinematic wave model for rivers with flood plains and other irregular geometries  

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A kinematic wave model for rivers with flood plains and other irregular geometries Pablo M. Jacovkis Esteban G. Tabak March 2006 Abstract A general kinematic wave model for flood propagation) This kinematic wave equation, which has been studied by [3], can be derived from the complete system (1, 2) under

Tabak, Esteban G.

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Analytical solutions to a hillslope-storage kinematic wave equation for subsurface flow  

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Analytical solutions to a hillslope-storage kinematic wave equation for subsurface flow Peter Troch­617] to describe the bedrock slope, we derive more general solutions to the hillslope-storage kinematic wave reserved. Keywords: Hillslope hydrology; Subsurface flow; Kinematic wave approximation; Method

Loon, E. Emiel van

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Fully nonlinear wave-current interactions and kinematics by a BEM-based numerical wave tank  

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Fully nonlinear wave-current interactions and kinematics by a BEM-based numerical wave tank S. Ryu and the resulting kinematics. In the present paper, the variation of wave amplitude and wave length and minimize wave reflections from the down- stream wall. Nonlinear wave kinematics as a result of nonlinear

Lynett, Patrick

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Vehicle Trajectory Reconstruction for Signalized Intersections Using Variational Formulation of Kinematic Waves  

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of Kinematic Waves Zhanbo Sun Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic trajectories are considered. The method is5 based on the Variational Formulation of kinematic wave theory; Kinematic Wave Theory; Shortest Path Search17 #12;2 1. Introduction and Motivation18 Current traffic

Ban, Xuegang "Jeff"

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The inhomogeneous kinematic wave traffic flow model as a resonant nonlinear system  

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The inhomogeneous kinematic wave traffic flow model as a resonant nonlinear system December, 2000 W 95616 Abstract The kinematic wave traffic flow model for an inhomogeneous road is studied as a resonant conform to expectations. Introduction The kinematic wave traffic flow model of LWR was introduced

Mease, Kenneth D.

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Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic Wen-Long Jin  

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Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow Wen-Long Jin February 12, 2010 Abstract to admissible conditions such that there are no positive and negative kinematic waves on the upstream waves. Discussions and future studies are presented in the conclusion section. Key words: Kinematic wave

Mease, Kenneth D.

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Kinematics of extreme waves in deep water John Grue*, Didier Clamond, Morten Huseby, Atle Jensen  

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Kinematics of extreme waves in deep water John Grue*, Didier Clamond, Morten Huseby, Atle Jensen in the mean water level. q 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Wave kinematics; Extreme waves; PIV 1. Introduction Enhanced evidence and description of the kinematics during steep wave events

Clamond, Didier

218

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

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

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

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Wakefield Analysis of a First Prototype of a DDS Structure for CLIC Main Linac  

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A Damped Detuned Structure (DDS) for CLIC main linac has been proposed as an alternative to the present baseline design which is based on heavy damping. A first prototype, CLIC_DDS_A, for high power tests has been already designed and is under construction. It is also foreseen to design a further prototype, CLIC_DDS_B, to test both the wakefield suppression and high power performances. Wakefield calculations for DDS are, in the early design stage, based on single infinitely periodic cells. Though cell-to-cell interaction is taken into account to calculate the wakefields, it is important to study full structure properties using computational tools. In particular this is fundamental for defining the input parameters for the HOM coupler that is crucial for the performances of DDS. In the following a full analysis of wakefields and impedances based on simulations conducted with finite difference based electromagnetic computer code GdfidL will be presented.

D'Elia, A; Khan, V F; Grudiev, A; Wuensch, W

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Memory Efficient Sequence Analysis Using Compressed Data Structures (Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)  

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Jared Simpson on "Memory efficient sequence analysis using compressed data structures" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011

Simpson, Jared [Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Photometrical analysis of the Neck-Line structure of Comet Bennet 1970II  

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The Kimura and Liu (1977) analysis of the motion in space of cometary dust tail grains, which furnished information on the size-dependence of the dust ejection velocity from the inner coma and the size distribution on a millimetric scale, is presently applied to the Neck-Line Structure (NLS) displayed by Comet Bennett 1970II at the begining of May, 1970. Attention is given to two photographs of the comet which have been analyzed by digital image processing in order to extract reliable photometric data; the strong excess of millimetric grains noted is in agreement with the Fulle (1987) results for preperihelion times. 24 references.

Fulle, M.; Sedmak, G.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial Ecology Application of Nonlinear Analysis Methods for Identifying Relationships Between Microbial Community Structure and  

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The relationship between groundwater geochemistry and microbial community structure can be complex and dif-ficult to assess. We applied nonlinear and generalized linear data analysis methods to relate microbial biomark-ers (phospholipids fatty acids, PLFA) to groundwater geochemical characteristics at the Shiprock uranium mill tailings disposal site that is primarily contaminated by uranium, sulfate, and nitrate. First, predictive models were constructed using feedforward artificial neural net-works (NN) to predict PLFA classes from geochemistry. To reduce the danger of overfitting, parsimonious NN architectures were selected based on pruning of hidden nodes and elimination of redundant predictor (geo-chemical) variables. The resulting NN models greatly

Groundwater Geochemistry; Jack C. Schryver; Craig C. Br; Susan M. Pfiffner; Anthony V. Palumbo; Aaron D. Peacock; David C. White; James P. Mckinley; Philip E. Long

223

Analysis of cloud layer structure in Shouxian, China using RS92 radiosonde aided by 95 GHz cloud radar  

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Analysis of cloud layer structure in Shouxian, China using RS92 radiosonde aided by 95 GHz cloud to analyze cloud vertical structure over this area by taking advantage of the first direct measurements of cloud vertical layers from the 95 GHz radar. Singlelayer, twolayer, and threelayer clouds account for 28

Li, Zhanqing

224

Tricalcium silicate Ca3SiO5 superstructure analysis: a route towards the structure of the M1 polymorph  

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Tricalcium silicate Ca3SiO5 superstructure analysis: a route towards the structure of the M1 a structural model for the M1 polymorph of tricalcium silicate Ca3SiO5 from Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) data of a synthetic rock named clinker, which contains at least four major phases: two calcium silicates called alite

Boyer, Edmond

225

Three-dimensional local structure of photoexcited Cu diimine complex refined by quantitative XANES analysis.  

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The structural details of [Cu(dmp){sub 2}]{sup +} (dmp = 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) at its metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) excited-state in acetonitrile were extracted using quantitative analysis of Cu K-edge X-ray adsorption near edge structure (XANES). The study combines two techniques: fitting experimental XANES spectra with a multidimensional interpolation approximation, and calculating theoretical XANES spectra with molecular potentials beyond the muffin-tin approximation. The results of the study show that the best fit of the experimental XANES data must include a solvent molecule binding to the Cu with a short Cu-N distance of 2.00 {angstrom}. This confirms that the formation of an exciplex is responsible for the excited-state quenching in coordinating solvents, such as acetonitrile. Moreover, the calculations suggest that the formation of this exciplex state is accompanied by significant rocking distortions of the dmp ligands resulting in a 108{sup o} angle between the N(solvent)-Cu bond and the C{sub 2} symmetry axis of the dmp ligand. This combined approach allows us to extract molecular configurations that would otherwise be missed in a conventional qualitative XANES analysis.

Smolentsev, G.; Soldatov, A. V.; Chen, L. X.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Southern Federal Univ.; Northwestern Univ.

2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

226

Dynamical Energy Analysis - determining wave energy distributions in complex vibro-acoustical structures  

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We propose a new approach towards determining the distribution of mechanical and acoustic wave energy in complex built-up structures. The technique interpolates between standard Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) and full ray tracing containing both these methods as limiting case. By writing the flow of ray trajectories in terms of linear phase space operators, it is suggested here to reformulate ray-tracing algorithms in terms of boundary operators containing only short ray segments. SEA can now be identified as a low resolution ray tracing algorithm and typical SEA assumptions can be quantified in terms of the properties of the ray dynamics. The new technique presented here enhances the range of applicability of standard SEA considerably by systematically incorporating dynamical correlations wherever necessary. Some of the inefficiencies inherent in typical ray tracing methods can be avoided using only a limited amount of the geometrical ray information. The new dynamical theory - Dynamical Energy Analysis (DEA) - thus provides a universal approach towards determining wave energy distributions in complex structures.

Gregor Tanner

2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

227

Cosmogony of Generic Structures  

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The problem of formation of generic structures in the Universe is addressed, whereby first the kinematics of inertial continua for coherent initial data is considered. The generalization to self--gravitating continua is outlined focused on the classification problem of singularities and metamorphoses arising in the density field. Self--gravity gives rise to an internal hierarchy of structures, and, dropping the assumption of coherence, also to an external hierarchy of structures dependent on the initial power spectrum of fluctuations.

T. Buchert

1994-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Latest development in seismic texture analysis for subsurface structure, facies, and reservoir characterization: A review  

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In exploration geology and geophysics, seismic texture is still a developing concept that has not been sufficiently known, although quite a number of different algorithms have been published in the literature. This paper provides a review of the seismic texture concepts and methodologies, focusing on latest developments in seismic amplitude texture analysis, with particular reference to the gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) and the texture model regression (TMR) methods. The GLCM method evaluates spatial arrangements of amplitude samples within an analysis window using a matrix (a two-dimensional histogram) of amplitude co-occurrence. The matrix is then transformed into a suite of texture attributes, such as homogeneity, contrast, and randomness, which provide the basis for seismic facies classification. The TMR method uses a texture model as reference to discriminate among seismic features based on a linear, least-squares regression analysis between the model and the data within an analysis window. By implementing customized texture model schemes, the TMR algorithm has the flexibility to characterize subsurface geology for different purposes. A texture model with a constant phase is effective at enhancing the visibility of seismic structural fabrics, a texture model with a variable phase is helpful for visualizing seismic facies, and a texture model with variable amplitude, frequency, and size is instrumental in calibrating seismic to reservoir properties. Preliminary test case studies in the very recent past have indicated that the latest developments in seismic texture analysis have added to the existing amplitude interpretation theories and methodologies. These and future developments in seismic texture theory and methodologies will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the geologic implications of the seismic texture concept and to an improved geologic interpretation of reflection seismic amplitude

Gao, Dengliang

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Visual Analytics Approach to Structured Data Analysis to Enhance Nonproliferation and Arms Control Verification Activities  

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Analysis activities for Nonproliferation and Arms Control verification require the use of many types of data. Tabular structured data, such as Excel spreadsheets and relational databases, have traditionally been used for data mining activities, where specific queries are issued against data to look for matching results. The application of visual analytics tools to structured data enables further exploration of datasets to promote discovery of previously unknown results. This paper discusses the application of a specific visual analytics tool to datasets related to the field of Arms Control and Nonproliferation to promote the use of visual analytics more broadly in this domain. Visual analytics focuses on analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces (Wong and Thomas 2004). It promotes exploratory analysis of data, and complements data mining technologies where known patterns can be mined for. Also with a human in the loop, they can bring in domain knowledge and subject matter expertise. Visual analytics has not widely been applied to this domain. In this paper, we will focus on one type of data: structured data, and show the results of applying a specific visual analytics tool to answer questions in the Arms Control and Nonproliferation domain. We chose to use the T.Rex tool, a visual analytics tool developed at PNNL, which uses a variety of visual exploration patterns to discover relationships in structured datasets, including a facet view, graph view, matrix view, and timeline view. The facet view enables discovery of relationships between categorical information, such as countries and locations. The graph tool visualizes node-link relationship patterns, such as the flow of materials being shipped between parties. The matrix visualization shows highly correlated categories of information. The timeline view shows temporal patterns in data. In this paper, we will use T.Rex with two different datasets to demonstrate how interactive exploration of the data can aid an analyst with arms control and nonproliferation verification activities. Using a dataset from PIERS (PIERS 2014), we will show how container shipment imports and exports can aid an analyst in understanding the shipping patterns between two countries. We will also use T.Rex to examine a collection of research publications from the IAEA International Nuclear Information System (IAEA 2014) to discover collaborations of concern. We hope this paper will encourage the use of visual analytics structured data analytics in the field of nonproliferation and arms control verification. Our paper outlines some of the challenges that exist before broad adoption of these kinds of tools can occur and offers next steps to overcome these challenges.

Gillen, David S.

2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Analysis of a Ternary Complex of Allantoate Amidohydrolase from Escherichia Coli Reveals its Mechanics  

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Purine metabolism plays a major role in regulating the availability of purine nucleotides destined for nucleic acid synthesis. Allantoate amidohydrolase catalyzes the conversion of allantoate to (S)-ureidoglycolate, one of the crucial alternate steps in purine metabolism. The crystal structure of a ternary complex of allantoate amidohydrolase with its substrate allantoate and an allosteric effector, a sulfate ion, from Escherichia coli was determined to understand better the catalytic mechanism and substrate specificity. The 2.25 {angstrom} resolution X-ray structure reveals an {alpha}/{beta} scaffold akin to zinc exopeptidases of the peptidase M20 family and lacks the ({beta}/{alpha}){sub 8}-barrel fold characteristic of the amidohydrolases. Arrangement of the substrate and the two co-catalytic zinc ions at the active site governs catalytic specificity for hydrolysis of N-carbamyl versus the peptide bond in exopeptidases. In its crystalline form, allantoate amidohydrolase adopts a relatively open conformation. However, structural analysis reveals the possibility of a significant movement of domains via rotation about two hinge regions upon allosteric effector and substrate binding resulting in a closed catalytically competent conformation by bringing the substrate allantoate closer to co-catalytic zinc ions. Two cis-prolyl peptide bonds found on either side of the dimerization domain in close proximity to the substrate and ligand-binding sites may be involved in protein folding and in preserving the integrity of the catalytic site.

Agarwal,R.; Burley, S.; Swaminathan, S.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Theories of Spiral Structure That rotating disk galaxies should exhibit spiral structure is not surprising, but the nature of the  

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strong support to the idea of spiral density waves. 15.2 Epicyclic Theory Just as water molecules.2.3). 15.3 Kinematic Spiral Waves One application of epicycles is the construction of kinematic spiral there is no unique cause of spiral structure. 15.1 Material Arms & Density Waves Because disk galaxies rotate

Barnes, Joshua Edward

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Development of a High Solid-Angle Silicon Detector Array for Measurement of Transfer Reactions in Inverse Kinematics  

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The development of high quality radioactive beams, such as those at the HRIBF at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has made possible the measurement of transfer reactions in inverse kinematics on unstable nuclei. Measurement of (d,p) reactions on neutron-rich nuclei yield data on the evolution of nuclear structure away from stability, and are of astrophysical interest due to the proximity of suggested nuclear burning paths in the astrophysical r-process in supernovae. Experimentally, (d,p) reactions on heavy (Z = 50) fission fragments are complicated by the strongly inverse kinematics, and the relatively low beam intensities. Consequently, ejectile detection with high resolution in position and energy, a high dynamic range and a high solid angular coverage is required. The Oak Ridge Rutgers University Barrel Array (ORRUBA) is a new silicon detector array currently under construction, optimized for the measurement of (d,p) reactions in inverse kinematics. It consists of two rings of silicon detectors, providing a high solid angular coverage for angles symmetrically forward and backward of 90 degrees. Resistive strip detectors are used to obtain high precision position and energy measurement of reaction ejectiles.

Pain, S. D. [Rutgers University; Cizewski, J. A. [Rutgers University; Hatarik, Robert [Rutgers University; Jones, K. L. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Thomas, J. S. [Rutgers University; Bardayan, Daniel W [ORNL; Blackmon, Jeff C [ORNL; Nesaraja, Caroline D [ORNL; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL; Kozub, R. L. [Tennessee Technological University; Johnson, Micah [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Strategies for Probing Non-Minimal Dark Sectors at Colliders: The Interplay Between Cuts and Kinematic Distributions  

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In this paper, we examine the strategies and prospects for distinguishing between traditional dark-matter models and models with non-minimal dark sectors --- including models of Dynamical Dark Matter (DDM) --- at hadron colliders. For concreteness, we focus on events with two hadronic jets and large missing transverse energy at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). As we discuss, simple "bump-hunting" searches are not sufficient; probing non-minimal dark sectors typically requires an analysis of the actual shapes of the distributions of relevant kinematic variables. We therefore begin by identifying those kinematic variables whose distributions are particularly suited to this task. However, as we demonstrate, this then leads to a number of additional subtleties, since cuts imposed on the data for the purpose of background reduction can at the same time have the unintended consequence of distorting these distributions in unexpected ways, thereby obscuring signals of new physics. We therefore proceed to study the correlations between several of the most popular relevant kinematic variables currently on the market, and investigate how imposing cuts on one or more of these variables can impact the distributions of others. Finally, we combine our results in order to assess the prospects for distinguishing non-minimal dark sectors in this channel at the upgraded LHC.

Keith R. Dienes; Shufang Su; Brooks Thomas

2014-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

234

DYNAPCON: a computer code for dynamic analysis of prestressed concrete structures. [LMFBR  

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A finite element computer code for the transient analysis of prestressed concrete reactor vessels (PCRVs) for LMFBR containment is described. The method assumes rotational symmetry of the structure. Time integration is by an explicit method. The quasistatic prestressing operation of the PCRV model is performed by a dynamic relaxation technique. The material model accounts for the crushing and tensile cracking in arbitrary direction in concrete and the elastic-plastic behavior of reinforcing steel. The variation of the concrete tensile cracking and compressive crushing limits with strain rate is taken into account. Relative slip is permitted between the concrete and tendons. Several example solutions are presented and compared with experimental results. These sample problems range from simply supported beams to small scale models of PCRV's. It is shown that the analytical methods correlate quite well with experimental results, although in the vicinity of the failure load the response of the models tend to be quite sensitive to input parameters.

Marchertas, A.H.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

DIFFERENTIAL EMISSION MEASURE ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS IN THE INNER CORONA  

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In this paper, we study the temperature and density properties of multiple structural components of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) using differential emission measure (DEM) analysis. The DEM analysis is based on the six-passband EUV observations of solar corona from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on board the Solar Dynamic Observatory. The structural components studied include the hot channel in the core region (presumably the magnetic flux rope of the CME), the bright loop-like leading front (LF), and coronal dimming in the wake of the CME. We find that the presumed flux rope has the highest average temperature (>8 MK) and density ({approx}1.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} cm{sup -3}), resulting in an enhanced emission measure over a broad temperature range (3 {<=} T(MK) {<=} 20). On the other hand, the CME LF has a relatively cool temperature ({approx}2 MK) and a narrow temperature distribution similar to the pre-eruption coronal temperature (1 {<=} T(MK) {<=} 3). The density in the LF, however, is increased by 2%-32% compared with that of the pre-eruption corona, depending on the event and location. In coronal dimmings, the temperature is more broadly distributed (1 {<=} T(MK) {<=} 4), but the density decreases by {approx}35%-{approx}40%. These observational results show that: (1) CME core regions are significantly heated, presumably through magnetic reconnection; (2) CME LFs are a consequence of compression of ambient plasma caused by the expansion of the CME core region; and (3) the dimmings are largely caused by the plasma rarefaction associated with the eruption.

Cheng, X.; Ding, M. D. [School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Zhang, J. [School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030 (United States); Saar, S. H., E-mail: xincheng@nju.edu.cn, E-mail: jzhang7@gmu.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of ABCB phosphoglycoproteins (PGPs) and their contribution to monocot biomass, structural stability, and productivity  

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Efforts to manipulate production of plant secondary cell walls to improve the quality of biofuel feedstocks are currently limited by an inability to regulate the transport of small molecule components out of the cell. Plant ABCB p-glycoproteins are a small family of plasma membrane organic molecule transporters that have become primary targets for this effort, as they can potentially be harnessed to control the export of aromatic compounds and organic acids. However, unlike promiscuous mammalian ABCBs that function in multidrug resistance, all plant ABCB proteins characterized to date exhibit relatively narrow substrate specificity. Although ABCBs exhibit a highly conserved architecture, efforts to modify ABCB activity have been hampered by a lack of structural information largely because an eukaryotic ABCB protein crystal structure has yet to be obtained. Structure/ function analyses have been further impeded by the lack of a common heterologous expression system that can be used to characterize recombinant ABCB proteins, as many cannot be functionally expressed in S. cereviseae or other systems where proteins with analogous function can be readily knocked out. Using experimentally-determined plant ABCB substrate affinities and the crystal structure of the bacterial Sav1866 “half” ABC transporter, we have developed sequence/structure models for ABCBs that provide a testable context for mutational analysis of plant ABCB transporters. We have also developed a flexible heterologous expression system in Schizosaccharomyces pombe in which all endogenous ABC transporters have been knocked out. The effectiveness of this system for transport studies has been demonstrated by the successful functional expression all of the known PIN, AUX/LAX and ABCB auxin transporters. Our central hypothesis is that the domains of the ABCB proteins that we have identified as substrate docking sites and regulators of transport directionality can be altered or swapped to alter the transport characteristics of the proteins. We propose to combine computer modelling, mutational analyses, and complementation of well characterized Arabidopsis abcb4,14,and 19 mutants to elucidate ABCB function. The long term objective of this project is to enhance ABCB transport of cell wall components, to manipulate the direction of ABCB substrate transport, and, ultimately, to produce “designer” ABC transporters that can be used to modify plant feedstock quality.

Murphy, Angus Stuart [Purdue University] (ORCID:0000000156497413)

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

237

A DETAILED KINEMATIC MAP OF CASSIOPEIA A'S OPTICAL MAIN SHELL AND OUTER HIGH-VELOCITY EJECTA  

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We present three-dimensional (3D) kinematic reconstructions of optically emitting material in the young Galactic supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A). These Doppler maps have the highest spectral and spatial resolutions of any previous survey of Cas A and represent the most complete catalog of its optically emitting material to date. We confirm that the bulk of Cas A's optically bright ejecta populate a torus-like geometry tilted approximately 30 Degree-Sign with respect to the plane of the sky with a -4000 to +6000 km s{sup -1} radial velocity asymmetry. Near-tangent viewing angle effects and an inhomogeneous surrounding circumstellar material/interstellar medium environment suggest that this geometry and velocity asymmetry may not be faithfully representative of the remnant's true 3D structure or the kinematic properties of the original explosion. The majority of the optical ejecta are arranged in several well-defined and nearly circular ring-like structures with diameters between approximately 30'' (0.5 pc) and 2' (2 pc). These ejecta rings appear to be a common phenomenon of young core-collapse remnants and may be associated with post-explosion input of energy from plumes of radioactive {sup 56}Ni-rich ejecta that rise, expand, and compress non-radioactive material. Our optical survey encompasses Cas A's faint outlying ejecta knots and exceptionally high-velocity NE and SW streams of S-rich debris often referred to as ''jets''. These outer knots, which exhibit a chemical make-up suggestive of an origin deep within the progenitor star, appear to be arranged in opposing and wide-angle outflows with opening half-angles of Almost-Equal-To 40 Degree-Sign.

Milisavljevic, Dan [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 (United States); Fesen, Robert A., E-mail: dmilisav@cfa.harvard.edu [6127 Wilder Lab, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 (United States)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffraction anomalous fine structure analysis on (Bi,Pb){sub 2}PtO{sub 4} powders  

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The Diffraction Anomalous Fine Structure (DAFS) method can provide site selective and chemical selective structural information. The possibilities of DAFS experimental and data analysis procedures are demonstrated for (Bi{sub 1.67},Pb{sub 0.33}) powder samples. Experiments have been performed at both L{sub III} and K Pt edges (11.56.564keV and 78keV), using several data collection set-ups (analyser crystals, 1D-detector, 2D-detector). Based on this example, a comparison between these experimental procedures and analysis is given and discussed.

Vacinova, J. [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 38 - Grenoble (France). Lab. de Cristallographie; Hodeau, J.L.; Bordet, P. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, 38 - Grenoble (France)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic dynamo wave in the vicinity of the solar poles  

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We consider a dynamo wave in the solar convective shell for the kinematic $\\alpha\\omega$-dynamo model. The spectrum and eigenfunctions of the corresponding equations are derived analytically with the aid of the WKB method. Our main aim here is to investigate the dynamo wave behavior in the vicinity of the solar poles. Explicit expressions for the incident and reflected waves are obtained. The reflected wave is shown to be relatively weak in comparison to the incident wave. The phase shifts and the ratio of amplitudes of the two waves are found.

Victor Galitski; D. D. Sokoloff

2001-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Proton inelastic scattering on {sup 56}Ni in inverse kinematics  

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Inelastic proton scattering to the first excited 2{sup +} state at 2.701 MeV in doubly magic {sup 56}Ni was studied at 101 MeV/u in inverse kinematics. The radioactive {sup 56}Ni ion beam was obtained from the SIS heavy ion synchrotron at GSI Darmstadt via fragmentation of a {sup 58}Ni beam, and separation by the fragment separator (FRS). A value B(E2, 0{sup +} {yields} 2{sup +}) = 600 {+-} 120 e{sup 2} fm{sup 4} was obtained which corresponds to a deformation parameter {beta} ({sup 56}Ni) = 0.173 {+-} 0.017.

Kraus, G.; Egelhof, P.; Fischer, C.; Geissel, H.; Himmler, A.; Nickel, F.; Muenzenberg, G.; Schwab, W.; Weiss, A. [GSI, Darmstadt (Germany); Chulkov, L.; Golovkov, M.; Ogloblin, A. [I.V. Kurchatov Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation); Friese, J.; Gillitzer, A.; Koerner, H.J.; Peter, M. [TU, Munich (Germany); Henning, W.; Schiffer, J.P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Kratz, J.V. [Univ. of Mainz (Germany)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Study of the Blazar 0716+714  

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We determined the kinematics at the jet of 0716+714 from a reanalysis of multi-frequency VLBI data (5, 8.4, 15, 22 GHz) obtained during the last 10 years combined with data from the literature. For this intra-day variable blazar, only a lower limit of its distance is known (z >= 0.3). We find that 0716+714 is a relatively fast superluminal source (with a Lorentz factor of gamma >15), revising earlier results showing much slower motions. We discuss the new findings with emphasis on the interpretation of the observed rapid radio variability.

Bach, U; Britzen, S; Ros, E; Witzel, A; Zensus, J A

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active kinematic constraint Sample Search...  

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The 1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics May 2527, 2010, Lappeenranta, Finland Summary: the kinematic constraints) and depend thus on all the (passive...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adjacent-level spinal kinematics Sample...  

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of the sensorimotor pathways occurs Summary: assistive devices can be used to guide the kinematics of the limbs and thus expose the spinal cord... to the restoration of...

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Structural analysis and characterization of layer perovskite oxynitrides made from Dion-Jacobson oxide precursors  

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A three-layer oxynitride Ruddlesden-Popper phase Rb{sub 1+x}Ca{sub 2}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10-x}N{sub x}.yH{sub 2}O (x=0.7-0.8, y=0.4-0.6) was synthesized by ammonialysis at 800{sup o}C from the Dion-Jacobson phase RbCa{sub 2}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10} in the presence of Rb{sub 2}CO{sub 3}. Incorporation of nitrogen into the layer perovskite structure was confirmed by XPS, combustion analysis, and MAS NMR. The water content was determined by thermal gravimetric analysis and the rubidium content by ICP-MS. A similar layered perovskite interconversion occurred in the two-layer Dion-Jacobson oxide RbLaNb{sub 2}O{sub 7} to yield Rb{sub 1+x}LaNb{sub 2}O{sub 7-x}N{sub x}.yH{sub 2}O (x=0.7-0.8, y=0.5-1.0). Both compounds were air- and moisture-sensitive, with rapid loss of nitrogen by oxidation and hydrolysis reactions. The structure of the three-layer oxynitride Rb{sub 1.7}Ca{sub 2}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 9.3}N{sub 0.7}.0.5H{sub 2}O was solved in space group P4/mmm with a=3.887(3) and c=18.65(1)A, by Rietveld refinement of X-ray powder diffraction data. The two-layer oxynitride structure Rb{sub 1.8}LaNb{sub 2}O{sub 6.3}N{sub 0.7}.1.0H{sub 2}O was also determined in space group P4/mmm with a=3.934(2) and c=14.697(2)A. GSAS refinement of synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data showed that the water molecules were intercalated between a double layer of Rb+ ions in both the two- and three-layer Ruddlesden-Popper structures. Optical band gaps were measured by diffuse reflectance UV-vis for both materials. An indirect band gap of 2.51eV and a direct band gap of 2.99eV were found for the three-layer compound, while an indirect band gap of 2.29eV and a direct band gap of 2.84eV were measured for the two-layer compound. Photocatalytic activity tests of the three-layer compound under 380nm pass filtered light with AgNO{sub 3} as a sacrificial electron acceptor gave a quantum yield of 0.025% for oxygen evolution.

Schottenfeld, Joshua A. [Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Benesi, Alan J. [Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Stephens, Peter W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Chen, Gugang [Departments of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Eklund, Peter C. [Departments of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Mallouk, Thomas E. [Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)]. E-mail: tom@chem.psu.edu

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Kinematics of stars and brown dwarfs at birth  

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We use numerical N-body simulations in order to test whether the kinematics of stars and brown dwarfs at birth depend on mass. In particular we examine how initial variations in velocity dispersion can affect the spatial distribution of stellar and substellar objects in clusters. We use 'toy' N-body models of a Pleiades-like cluster in which brown dwarfs have their own velocity dispersion sigma_(V_BD) which is k times larger than the stellar one. We find that in order to match the broad agreement between the brown dwarf fraction in the field and in the Pleiades, the velocity dispersion of brown dwarfs at birth has to be less than twice the stellar velocity dispersion, i.e. cannot exceed a few km/s in the Pleiades cluster. In order to discern more subtle differences between the kinematics of brown dwarfs and stars at birth, our simulations show that we need to look at clusters that are much less dynamically evolved than the Pleiades. One might especially seek evidence of high velocity brown dwarfs at birth by examining spatial distribution of stars and brown darfs in clusters that are about a crossing timescale old.

E. Moraux C. Clarke

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report for Geometric Analysis for Data Reduction and Structure Discovery DE-FG02-10ER25983, STRIPES award # DE-SC0004096  

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This is the final report for the project "Geometric Analysis for Data Reduction and Structure Discovery" in which insights and tools from geometric analysis were developed and exploited for their potential to large scale data challenges.

Vixie, Kevin R

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, 2003 1 Analysis of hybrid PMN/Terfenol broadband transducers in  

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SPIE 10th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, 2003 1 Analysis, electroacoustic theory, and linearized constitutive relationships for each class of smart material for low transducers employ a single smart material element, usually a piezoelectric stack, but recent U.S. Navy

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Analysis of Structural MtrC Models Based on Homology with the Crystal Structure of MtrF  

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The outer-membrane decahaem cytochrome MtrC is part of the transmembrane MtrCAB complex required for mineral respiration by Shewanella oneidensis. MtrC has significant sequence similarity to the paralogous decahaem cytochrome MtrF, which has been structurally solved through X-ray crystallography. This now allows for homology-based models of MtrC to be generated. The structure of these MtrC homology models contain ten bis-histidine-co-ordinated c-type haems arranged in a staggered cross through a four-domain structure. This model is consistent with current spectroscopic data and shows that the areas around haem 5 and haem 10, at the termini of an octahaem chain, are likely to have functions similar to those of the corresponding haems in MtrF. The electrostatic surfaces around haem 7, close to the ?-barrels, are different in MtrF and MtrC, indicating that these haems may have different potentials and interact with substrates differently.

Edwards, Marcus; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Zachara, John M.; Richardson, David; Clarke, Thomas A.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MATLAB implementation of an operational modal analysis technique for vibration-based structural health monitoring  

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Vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM) has become an attractive solution for the global monitoring and evaluation of damage in structures. Numerous damage detection schemes used in vibration-based SHM require ...

Ojeda, Alejandro P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New families of human regulatory RNA structures identified by comparative analysis of vertebrate genomes  

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Regulatory RNA structures are often members of families with multiple paralogous instances across the genome. Family members share functional and structural properties, which allow them to be studied as a whole, facilitating ...

Kellis, Manolis

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Structure-Function Relationships in Biomineralized Composites: Analysis of the Architectural Complexities of Sponge Skeletal Systems  

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one another). The lack of interconnectivity of this level ofBy maintaining a lack of interconnectivity, the structural

Weaver, James C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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XXII ICTAM, 2529 August 2008, Adelaide, Australia SPACE-TIME MEASUREMENTS OF BREAKING WAVE KINEMATICS  

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with light intensity. WAVE KINEMATICS Phase average vorticity In order to have a statistical evolutionXXII ICTAM, 25­29 August 2008, Adelaide, Australia SPACE-TIME MEASUREMENTS OF BREAKING WAVE KINEMATICS AND VOID FRACTION IN THE SURF ZONE Olivier Kimmoun1 , 2 Hubert Branger1 1IRPHE, CNRS, Aix

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Hyperbolicity and kinematic waves of a class of multi-population partial differential equations  

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Hyperbolicity and kinematic waves of a class of multi-population partial differential equations serve for application purpose; see e.g., [4, 5, 6]. To learn about more complicated kinematic waves, one. The admissible waves of the Riemann problem are also investigated in detail. We present some interesting results

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DYNAMIC STRESS FIELD OF ADVANCED KINEMATIC SOURCE J. Burjanek and J. Zahradnik  

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DYNAMIC STRESS FIELD OF ADVANCED KINEMATIC SOURCE MODELS J. Burj´anek and J. Zahradn´ik Department@karel.troja.mff.cuni.cz / fax: +420-2-21912555 Recently, advanced theoretical kinematic source models have been developed, since wave field which follows widely accepted omega-squared model. As these models are purely kine- matic

Cerveny, Vlastislav

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ccsd-00003095,version1-19Oct2004 Quasi-geostrophic kinematic dynamos at low  

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ccsd-00003095,version1-19Oct2004 Quasi-geostrophic kinematic dynamos at low magnetic Prandtl number Grenoble, France. Abstract Rapidly rotating spherical kinematic dynamos are computed using the combination to Rossby wave instabilities of a geostrophic inter- nal shear layer produced by differential rotation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Riemann Solver for a Kinematic Wave Traffic Model with Discontinuous Flux$  

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Riemann Solver for a Kinematic Wave Traffic Model with Discontinuous Flux$ Jeffrey K. Wiensa class of kinematic wave15 traffic models that couple the conservation law Eq. (1) with a variety as 0. For certain initial data, the Riemann problem can give rise to zero waves that propagate

Stockie, John

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, A Subordinated Kinematic Wave Equation for  

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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, A Subordinated Kinematic Wave this assumption, a subordinated kinematic wave equa- tion is proposed for moderately to highly heterogeneous at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. 5 Also at: Department of Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Bäumer, Boris

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid  

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid C. Chicone #3; , Y, magnetohydrodynam- ics, ideally conducting uid, spectral mapping theorems, weighted composition operators, USA June 16, 2001 Abstract The spectrum of the kinematic dynamo operator for an ideally con- ducting

Montgomery-Smith, Stephen

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid  

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid C. Chicone , Y, magnetohydrodynam- ics, ideally conducting fluid, spectral mapping theorems, weighted composition operators, USA June 16, 2001 Abstract The spectrum of the kinematic dynamo operator for an ideally con- ducting

Montgomery-Smith, Stephen

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid  

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The Spectrum of the Kinematic Dynamo Operator for an Ideally Conducting Fluid C. Chicone \\Lambda operator and of the corresponding group it generates for an ideally conducting fluid in the space Columbia, MO 65211, USA April 25, 1997 Abstract The spectrum of the kinematic dynamo operator

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Kinematic Reduction and Planning using Symmetry for a Variable Inertia Mechanical System  

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reduction [11][7] using the system's symmetry for a simple mechanical system called the Yaw model (see FigKinematic Reduction and Planning using Symmetry for a Variable Inertia Mechanical System Ravi present controllability results and kinematic reduction for a variable inertia mechanical system. We show

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Dig-ta Video, Learn-ng Styes, and Student Understanding of Kinematics Graphs  

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Dig-ta Video, Learn-ng Styes, and Student Understanding of Kinematics Graphs Teresa Larkin Video, Learning Styles, and Student Understanding of Kinematics Graphs Introduction Student learning interactive digital video as well preferences and student understanding and their ability to interpret motion

Zollman, Dean

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OPTIMUM KINEMATIC DESIGN FOR A SEVEN DEGREE OF FREEDOM MANIPULATOR John M. Hollerbach  

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at this design. Current robot manipulators invariably are kine­ matically nonredundant, that is, they haveOPTIMUM KINEMATIC DESIGN FOR A SEVEN DEGREE OF FREEDOM MANIPULATOR John M. Hollerbach MIT manipulators will contain seven degrees of freedom, and that one particular kinematic design is superior

Hollerbach, John M.

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Implementation Issues in Identifying the Failure-Tolerant Workspace Boundaries of a Kinematically Redundant Manipulator  

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of a manipulator operating in an m-dimensional workspace, m + 2 joints are required if the joint space properties, kinematically redundant manipulators are inherently more tolerant to locked-joint failures than non- redundant manipulators. However, a joint failure can still render a kinematically redundant

Maciejewski, Anthony A.

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3D Mapping Solutions GmbH Kinematic 3D Laser Scanning  

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1 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH Kinematic 3D Laser Scanning for Road or Railway Construction Surveys 1. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance ­ June 24­26, 2008, ETH Zürich 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH info@3d-mapping.de · Kinematic Survey of Road and Railway Networks for What we are doing

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Characterization of Tight Gas Reservoir Pore Structure Using USANS/SANS and Gas Adsorption Analysis  

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Small-angle and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering (SANS and USANS) measurements were performed on samples from the Triassic Montney tight gas reservoir in Western Canada in order to determine the applicability of these techniques for characterizing the full pore size spectrum and to gain insight into the nature of the pore structure and its control on permeability. The subject tight gas reservoir consists of a finely laminated siltstone sequence; extensive cementation and moderate clay content are the primary causes of low permeability. SANS/USANS experiments run at ambient pressure and temperature conditions on lithologically-diverse sub-samples of three core plugs demonstrated that a broad pore size distribution could be interpreted from the data. Two interpretation methods were used to evaluate total porosity, pore size distribution and surface area and the results were compared to independent estimates derived from helium porosimetry (connected porosity) and low-pressure N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} adsorption (accessible surface area and pore size distribution). The pore structure of the three samples as interpreted from SANS/USANS is fairly uniform, with small differences in the small-pore range (< 2000 {angstrom}), possibly related to differences in degree of cementation, and mineralogy, in particular clay content. Total porosity interpreted from USANS/SANS is similar to (but systematically higher than) helium porosities measured on the whole core plug. Both methods were used to estimate the percentage of open porosity expressed here as a ratio of connected porosity, as established from helium adsorption, to the total porosity, as estimated from SANS/USANS techniques. Open porosity appears to control permeability (determined using pressure and pulse-decay techniques), with the highest permeability sample also having the highest percentage of open porosity. Surface area, as calculated from low-pressure N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} adsorption, is significantly less than surface area estimates from SANS/USANS, which is due in part to limited accessibility of the gases to all pores. The similarity between N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2}-accessible surface area suggests an absence of microporosity in these samples, which is in agreement with SANS analysis. A core gamma ray profile run on the same core from which the core plug samples were taken correlates to profile permeability measurements run on the slabbed core. This correlation is related to clay content, which possibly controls the percentage of open porosity. Continued study of these effects will prove useful in log-core calibration efforts for tight gas.

Clarkson, Christopher R [ORNL; He, Lilin [ORNL; Agamalian, Michael [ORNL; Melnichenko, Yuri B [ORNL; Mastalerz, Maria [Indiana Geological Survey; Bustin, Mark [University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Radlinski, Andrzej Pawell [ORNL; Blach, Tomasz P [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure-sequence based analysis for identification of conserved regions in proteins  

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Disclosed are computational methods, and associated hardware and software products for scoring conservation in a protein structure based on a computationally identified family or cluster of protein structures. A method of computationally identifying a family or cluster of protein structures in also disclosed herein.

Zemla, Adam T; Zhou, Carol E; Lam, Marisa W; Smith, Jason R; Pardes, Elizabeth

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The nature of the dense core population in the pipe nebula: core and cloud kinematics from C18O observations  

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We present molecular-line observations of 94 dark cloud cores identified in the Pipe nebula through near-IR extinction mapping. Using the Arizona Radio Observatory 12m telescope, we obtained spectra of these cores in the J=1-0 transition of C18O. We use the measured core parameters, i.e., antenna temperature, linewidth, radial velocity, radius and mass, to explore the internal kinematics of these cores as well as their radial motions through the larger molecular cloud. We find that the vast majority of the dark extinction cores are true cloud cores rather than the superposition of unrelated filaments. While we identify no significant correlations between the core's internal gas motions and the cores' other physical parameters, we identify spatially correlated radial velocity variations that outline two main kinematic components of the cloud. The largest is a 15pc long filament that is surprisingly narrow both in spatial dimensions and in radial velocity. Beginning in the Stem of the Pipe, this filament displays uniformly small C18O linewidths (dv~0.4kms-1) as well as core to core motions only slightly in excess of the gas sound speed. The second component outlines what appears to be part of a large (2pc; 1000 solar mass) ring-like structure. Cores associated with this component display both larger linewidths and core to core motions than in the main cloud. The Pipe Molecular Ring may represent a primordial structure related to the formation of this cloud.

August A. Muench; Charles J. Lada; Jill M. Rathborne; João F. Alves; M. Lombardi

2007-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Gain analysis of higher-order-mode amplification in a dielectric-implanted multi-beam traveling wave structure  

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A multi-beam traveling wave amplifier designed with an overmoded staggered double grating array was examined by small signal analysis combined with simulation. Eigenmode and S-parameter analyses show that the 2 cm long slow wave structure (SWS) has 1–5 dB insertion loss over the passband (TM{sub 31} mode) with ?28% cold bandwidth. Analytic gain calculation indicates that in the SWS, TM{sub 31}-mode is amplified with 15–20 dB/beam at 64–84 GHz with three elliptical beams of 10 kV and 150 mA/beam, which was compared with particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. PIC analysis on the analysis of instability with zero-input driving excitations demonstrated that background noises and non-operating lower order modes are noticeably suppressed by implanting equidistant dielectric absorbers; the overmoded structure only allowed the desired 3rd order mode to propagate in the structure. The designed circuit structure can be widely applied to multi-beam devices for high power RF generation.

Gee, Anthony [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States); Shin, Young-Min [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States) [Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 (United States); Accelerator Physics Center (APC), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Finslerian grounds for four--directional anisotropic kinematics  

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Upon straightforward four--directional extension of the special--relativistic two--dimensional transformations to the four--dimensional case we lead to convenient totally anisotropic kinematic transformations, which prove to reveal many remarkable group and invariance properties. Such a promise is shown to ground the basic manifold with the Finslerian fourth-root metric function to measure length of relativistic four--vectors. Conversion to the framework of relativistic four--momentum is also elucidated. The relativity principle is strictly retained. An interesting particular algebra for subtraction and composition of three-dimensional relative velocities is arisen. The correspondence principle is operative in the sense that at small relative velocities the transformations introduced tend approximately to ordinary Lorentzian precursors. The transport synchronization remains valid. Abbreviation RF will be used for (inertial) reference frames. {\\bf Keywords:} special relativity, invariance, Finsler geometry.

G. S. Asanov

2005-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A Kinematic Conservation Law in Free Surface Flow  

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The Green-Naghdi system is used to model highly nonlinear weakly dispersive waves propagating at the surface of a shallow layer of a perfect fluid. The system has three associated conservation laws which describe the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy due to the surface wave motion. In addition, the system features a fourth conservation law which is the main focus of this note. It is shown how this fourth conservation law can be interpreted in terms of a concrete kinematic quantity connected to the evolution of the tangent velocity at the free surface. The equation for the tangent velocity is first derived for the full Euler equations in both two and three dimensional flows, and in both cases, it gives rise to an approximate balance law in the Green-Naghdi theory which turns out to be identical to the fourth conservation law for this system.

Sergey Gavrilyuk; Henrik Kalisch; Zahra Khorsand

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Real time markerless motion tracking using linked kinematic chains  

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A markerless method is described for tracking the motion of subjects in a three dimensional environment using a model based on linked kinematic chains. The invention is suitable for tracking robotic, animal or human subjects in real-time using a single computer with inexpensive video equipment, and does not require the use of markers or specialized clothing. A simple model of rigid linked segments is constructed of the subject and tracked using three dimensional volumetric data collected by a multiple camera video imaging system. A physics based method is then used to compute forces to align the model with subsequent volumetric data sets in real-time. The method is able to handle occlusion of segments and accommodates joint limits, velocity constraints, and collision constraints and provides for error recovery. The method further provides for elimination of singularities in Jacobian based calculations, which has been problematic in alternative methods.

Luck, Jason P. (Arvada, CO); Small, Daniel E. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Explanation of Massless Particles Only Having Two Helicity States  

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Why massless particles, for example photons, can only have two helicity one-particle states is the main subject of this work. As we know, the little group which describes massive particle one-particle states' transformations under the Lorentz transformation is SO(3), while the little group describing massless states is ISO(2). In this paper, a method which is different from Inonu-Wigner contraction is used to contract SO(3) group to ISO(2) group. We use this contraction method to prove that the particle can only have two helicity one-particle states from the perspective of kinematics, when the particle mass tends to zero. Our proof is different from the dynamic explanation in the existing theories.

Changli Liu; Fengjun Ge

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A shoe-integrated sensor system for wireless gait analysis and real-time therapeutic feedback  

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Clinical gait analysis currently involves either an expensive analysis in a motion laboratory, using highly accurate, if cumbersome, kinematic systems, or a qualitative analysis with a physician or physical therapist making ...

Morris, Stacy J., 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peer review of the National Transportation Safety Board structural analysis of the I-35W bridge collapse.  

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The Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories provided an independent peer review of the structural analysis supporting the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the August 1, 2007 collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis. The purpose of the review was to provide an impartial critique of the analysis approach, assumptions, solution techniques, and conclusions. Subsequent to reviewing numerous supporting documents, a SNL team of staff and management visited NTSB to participate in analysis briefings, discussions with investigators, and examination of critical elements of the bridge wreckage. This report summarizes the opinion of the review team that the NTSB analysis effort was appropriate and provides compelling supporting evidence for the NTSB probable cause conclusion.

Gwinn, Kenneth West; Redmond, James Michael; Wellman, Gerald William

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMACS: a system of computer programs for probabilistic seismic analysis of structures and subsystems. Volume I. User's manual  

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The SMACS (Seismic Methodology Analysis Chain with Statistics) system of computer programs, one of the major computational tools of the Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (SSMRP), links the seismic input with the calculation of soil-structure interaction, major structure response, and subsystem response. The seismic input is defined by ensembles of acceleration time histories in three orthogonal directions. Soil-structure interaction and detailed structural response are then determined simultaneously, using the substructure approach to SSI as implemented in the CLASSI family of computer programs. The modus operandi of SMACS is to perform repeated deterministic analyses, each analysis simulating an earthquake occurrence. Parameter values for each simulation are sampled from assumed probability distributions according to a Latin hypercube experimental design. The user may specify values of the coefficients of variation (COV) for the distributions of the input variables. At the heart of the SMACS system is the computer program SMAX, which performs the repeated SSI response calculations for major structure and subsystem response. This report describes SMAX and the pre- and post-processor codes, used in conjunction with it, that comprise the SMACS system. (ACR)

Maslenikov, O.R.; Johnson, J.J.; Tiong, L.W.; Mraz, M.J.; Bumpus, S.; Gerhard, M.A.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Harmonic analysis of the Ha velocity field of NGC 4254  

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The ionized gas kinematics of the Virgo Cluster galaxy NGC 4254 (Messier 99) is analyzed by an harmonic decomposition of the velocity field into Fourier coefficients. The aims of this study are to measure the kinematical asymmetries of Virgo cluster galaxies and to connect them to the environment. The analysis reveals significant $m=1,2,4$ terms which origins are discussed.

Laurent Chemin; Olivier Hernandez; Chantal Balkowski; Claude Carignan; Philippe Amram

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and Functional Proteomic Analysis of a Developing Energy Transducing Membrane  

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While much is known about the light reactions of photosynthesis in purple bacteria, comparatively little information is available on how the requisite integral membrane proteins are assembled, their patterns of cellular localization are established or their apoproteins cooperate with numerous assembly factors in their insertion into the growing intracytoplasmic membrane (ICM). This problem was approached through a detailed structural and functional proteomic analysis of ICM assembly process in the well-characterized purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Proteomic approaches have focused upon identification of membrane proteins temporally expressed during ICM development and spatially localized in both membrane growth initiation sites and in mature ICM vesicles. Protocols were established for ICM induction under reduced aeration and ICM remodeling in cells adapting to low intensity illumination, which permitted isolation, in sucrose density gradients, of ICM growth initiation sites as an upper pigmented band (UPB) and mature ICM vesicles as the main (chromatophore) band. Non-denaturing clear native gel electrophoresis (CNE) of these isolated membrane fractions gave rise to pigmented bands containing the peripheral light-harvesting 2 (LH2) antenna and the reaction center-light-harvesting 1 (RC-LH1) core complex, together with a full array of other ICM proteins, which were subjected to proteomic analysis. Proteomic analysis of the gel bands from chromatophores revealed developmental changes including increasing levels of the LH2 complex as ICM development proceeded, as well as a large array of other associated proteins including high spectral counts for the F1FO� ATP synthase subunits, given the inability to detect this coupling factor, as well as the more abundant cytochrome bc1 complex by atomic force microscopy (AFM). Significant levels of general membrane assembly factors were encountered, as well as high counts for RSP6124, a protein of unknown function, correlated with increasing LH2 levels. RC-LH1-containing CNE gel bands from the UPB were enriched in cytoplasmic membrane (CM) markers, including electron transfer and transport proteins, as well as general membrane assembly factors relative to chromatophore bands. This confirms the origin of the UPB from both peripheral respiratory membrane and sites of CM invagination. Significant levels of preprotein translocases YidC, YajC and SecY, bacterial type 1 signal peptidase and twin arg translocation subunit TatA were found. Such general membrane assembly factors were significantly enriched in the UPB RC-LH1 gel bands, confirming the active role of membrane invagination sites in pigment-protein complex assembly. Functional correlates of proteomics approaches were provided by near-IR fluorescence induction/relaxation transients arising from LH-BChl components. A linear relation was found between increasing functional absorption cross-section and slowing of RC electron transfer turnover rate, thought to arise from the imposition of constraints upon free UQ diffusion between the RC and cytochrome bc1 complex as the membrane became saturated with new LH2 rings. In cells undergoing ICM induction in which generation of the electrochemical proton gradient was uncoupled with CCCP, blockage in membrane insertion of the LH and RC polypetides was demonstrated. This was reflected in a diminution of quantum yield of the primary charge separation, a cessation in expansion of functional absorption cross-section and a >4-fold slowing in RC electron transfer turnover. The ICM insertion of ATP synthase and transhydrogenase was also significantly diminished. Importantly, for the UPB fraction, CCCP treatment resulted in accumulation of ~2-fold greater levels of the preprotein translocase SecY, the SecA translocation ATPase, Sec D and SecF insertion components, and chaperonins DnaJ and DnaK, suggesting that these general membrane assembly factors had accumulated in association with nascent LH and RC assembly intermediates. In addition to spectrally homogeneous bands c

Niederman, Robert A

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A hypercube-based data structure for spatio-temporal exploration and analysis  

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-temporal exploration and analysis are two complementary processes of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA as defined by [4]). The exploration process aims at identifying hypotheses which are of interest to the user. These hypotheses consist] described the heuristic process which results from the repetitive chain of exploration and analysis

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Waves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media.  

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wave patterns in R 2 , in terms of the kinematic approach. These patterns include rotating waves by Winfree [13]. The kinematic approach of [8] also considered a boundary of existence of spiral waveWaves of constant shape and the structure of the \\rotors boundary" in excitable media. Yu.E. Elkin

Biktashev, Vadim N.

282

Fluid--Structure Interaction : : Physiologic Simulation of Pulsatile Ventricular Assist Devices using Isogeometric Analysis  

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for prebending of wind turbine blades. 89:323–336, 2012. [wind turbine rotors at full scale. Part II: Fluid– structure interaction modeling with composite blades.

Long, Christopher Curtis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Statistical shape analysis of neuroanatomical structures based on spherical wavelet transformation  

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Evidence suggests that morphological changes of neuroanatomical structures may reflect abnormalities in neurodevelopment, or relate to a variety of disorders, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Advances ...

Yu, Peng, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

First-In-First-Out Properties of a Commodity-based Kinematic Wave Simulation Model November 15, 2004  

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First-In-First-Out Properties of a Commodity-based Kinematic Wave Simulation Model November 15 of a computationally efficient commodity-based kinematic wave (CKW) model of network traffic flow. After developing] kinematic wave models of network vehicular traffic, in which supply-demand method is used for computing

Mease, Kenneth D.

285

Most fish have a forward undulatory swimming mechanism that involves a kinematic propulsive wave travelling down the  

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Most fish have a forward undulatory swimming mechanism that involves a kinematic propulsive wave backwards in a similar way. We compared the kinematics (wave speed, cycle frequency, amplitude, local in the direction opposite to that of swimming. We observe two major kinematic differences. First, the slope of wave

D'Août, Kristiaan

286

Weak and strong dynamic scaling in a one-dimensional driven coupled-field model: Effects of kinematic waves  

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of kinematic waves Dibyendu Das,1, * Abhik Basu,2,3, Mustansir Barma,1,4, and Sriram Ramaswamy3,4,§ 1 subspace in the parameter space, within the region where the model displays kinematic waves. We use wavelike excitations, e.g., kinematic waves 1 of moving fluctuations, it is necessary to per- form

Ramaswamy, Sriram

287

COMMENTS ON STRUCTURAL CONDITION ANALYSIS BASED ON STRAIN MEASUREMENTS ON TRIPOD MODEL  

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, tripod, strain, damage detection INTRODUCTION Future wind energy farms will be built in deeper locations relatively short history. There are different definitions of support structure for wind turbine strain can be valuable indicator of such changes. KEYWORDS : offshore support structure, wind turbine

Boyer, Edmond

288

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident analysis structural Sample Search...  

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Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization ; Engineering 3 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAIN LENGTH AND ACCIDENT CAUSES AND RATES Summary: a sensitivity analysis was conducted to...

289

Multivariate analysis of spatial patterns: a unified approach to local and global structures  

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.g., principal component analysis, correspondence analysis) can then be used to detect total, local and global to write a total variance decomposition into local and global components, and to propose a unified view and the global one (with the same point of view as in Legendre, 1993), the total variability being decomposed

Thioulouse, Jean

290

A comparative analysis of business structures suitable forfarmer-owned wind power projects in the United States  

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For years, farmers in the United States have looked with envy on their European counterparts' ability to profitably farm the wind through ownership of distributed, utility-scale wind projects. Only within the past few years, however, has farmer- or community-owned wind power development become a reality in the United States. The primary hurdle to this type of development in the United States has been devising and implementing suitable business and legal structures that enable such projects to take advantage of tax-based federal incentives for wind power. This article discusses the limitations of such incentives in supporting farmer- or community-owned wind projects, describes four ownership structures that potentially overcome such limitations, and finally conducts comparative financial analysis on those four structures, using as an example a hypothetical 1.5 MW farmer-owned project located in the state of Oregon. We find that material differences in the competitiveness of each structure do exist, but that choosing the best structure for a given project will largely depend on the conditions at hand; e.g., the ability of the farmer(s) to utilize tax credits, preference for individual versus ''cooperative'' ownership, and the state and utility service territory in which the project will be located.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan

2004-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

291

From graphs to signals and back: Identification of graph structures using spectral analysis  

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Many systems comprising entities in interactions can be represented as graphs, whose structure gives significant insights about how these systems work. Network theory has undergone further developments, in particular in relation to detection of communities in graphs, to catch this structure. Recently, an approach has been proposed to transform a graph into a collection of signals: Using a multidimensional scaling technique on a distance matrix representing relations between vertices of the graph, points in a Euclidean space are obtained and interpreted as signals, indexed by the vertices. In this article, we propose several extensions to this approach, developing a framework to study graph structures using signal processing tools. We first extend the current methodology, enabling us to highlight connections between properties of signals and graph structures, such as communities, regularity or randomness, as well as combinations of those. A robust inverse transformation method is next described, taking into ac...

Hamon, Ronan; Flandrin, Patrick; Robardet, Céline

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Cellular and molecular analysis of neuronal structure plasticity in the mammalian cortex  

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Despite decades of evidence for functional plasticity in the adult brain, the role of structural plasticity in its manifestation remains unclear. cpg15 is an activity-regulated gene encoding a membrane-bound ligand that ...

Lee, Wei-Chung Allen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

An analysis of technical and policy drivers in Current U.S. nuclear weapons force structure  

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U.S. nuclear weapons force structure accounts for the number and types of strategic and nonstrategic weapon systems in various locations that comprise the nuclear arsenal. While exact numbers, locations, and detailed designs ...

Baker, Amanda, S. B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Analysis of thermal fields generated by natural fires on the structural elements of tall buildings   

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The Windsor Tower in Madrid was involved in a major fire, on 12-13 February 2005, which caused extensive structural damage to the upper floors of the building. This fire has provoked intense interest amongst researchers ...

Capote, Jorge A; Alvear, Daniel; Lazaro, Mariano; Espina, Pablo; Fletcher, Ian A; Welch, Stephen; Torero, Jose L

295

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

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

Shepard, Kenneth (Kenneth S.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

The kinematics of the Local Group in a cosmological context  

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Recent observations constrained the tangential velocity of M31 with respect to the Milky Way (MW) to be v_tan<34.4 km/s and the radial velocity to be in the range v_rad=-109+/- 4.4 km/s (van der Marel et al. 2012). In this study we use a large volume high resolution N-body cosmological simulation (Bolshoi) together with three constrained simulations to statistically study this kinematics in the context of the LCDM. The comparison of the ensembles of simulated pairs with the observed LG at the 1-sigma level in the uncertainties has been done with respect to the radial and tangential velocities, the reduced orbital energy (e_tot), angular momentum (l_orb) and the dimensionless spin parameter, lambda. Our main results are: (i) the preferred radial and tangential velocities for pairs in LCDM are v_rad=-80+/-20 km/s, v_tan=50+/-10 km/s, (ii) pairs around that region are 3 to 13 times more common than pairs within the observational values, (iii) 15%to 24% of LG-like pairs in LCDM have energy and angular momentum...

Forero-Romero, Jaime E; Bustamante, Sebastian; Gottloeber, Stefan; Yepes, Gustavo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Connection between inner jet kinematics and broadband flux variability in the BL Lac object S5 0716+714  

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We present a high-frequency very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) kinematical study of the BL Lac object S5 0716+714 over the time period of September 2008 to October 2010. The aim of the study is to investigate the relation of the jet kinematics to the observed broadband flux variability. We find significant non-radial motions in the jet outflow of the source. In the radial direction, the highest measured apparent speed is \\sim37 c, which is exceptionally high, especially for a BL Lac object. Patterns in the jet flow reveal a roughly stationary feature \\sim0.15 mas downstream of the core. The long-term fits to the component trajectories reveal acceleration in the sub-mas region of the jet. The measured brightness temperature, T_{B}, follows a continuous trend of decline with distance, T_B \\propto r_{jet}^{-(2.36\\pm0.41)}, which suggests a gradient in Doppler factor along the jet axis. Our analysis suggest that a moving disturbance (or a shock wave) from the base of the jet produces the high-energy (optica...

Rani, B; Marscher, A P; Hodgson, J A; Fuhrmann, L; Angelakis, E; Britzen, S; Zensus, J A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

A Smart Grid Vulnerability Analysis Framework for Coordinated Variable Structure Switching Attacks  

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the approach. Moreover the insights gained from the vulnerability analysis of the WECC system are consistent approach is detailed in Section III along with an illustration of the procedure on the WECC 3-machine, 9

Kundur, Deepa

299

Structural Analysis of Human and Bovine Bone for Development of Synthetic Materials  

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bones, as well as mimicking nature by developing a synthetic material to repair bones. Experimentally, bovine bone, tumor-free human bone, and cancerous human bone were studied via the small scale mechanical loading test. Failure analysis was conducted...

Jang, Eunhwa

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

300

Atlas Generation for Subcortical and Ventricular Structures With Its Applications in Shape Analysis  

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Atlas-driven morphometric analysis has received great attention for studying anatomical shape variation across clinical populations in neuroimaging research as it provides a local coordinate representation for understanding ...

Qiu, Anqi

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis structural evolution Sample Search...  

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fitting Idea: parameters can adapt to mutated... . Dittrich, T. Hinze, B. Ibrahim, T. Lenser, N. Matsumaru Bio Systems Analysis FSU Jena thlenser... @inf.uni-jena.de 12;2...

302

Technique and application for quantifying dynamic shoulder joint kinematics and glenohumeral joint contact patterns  

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The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint has the greatest range of motion of all human joints; as a result, it is particularly vulnerable to dislocation and injury. The ability to accurately measure dynamic in-vivo joint kinematics ...

Massimini, Daniel Frank

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Design of planar-flexure-based contacts for high-repeatability kinematic couplings  

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This research assesses the effects of planar flexural elements on the repeatability of a high-precision kinematic coupling. Few devices exist that are capable of passive, repeatable nanoscale fixturing; this research ...

Segado, Martin Alan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Gauge-potential approach to the kinematics of a moving car  

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A kinematics of the motion of a car is reformulated in terms of the theory of gauge potentials (connection on principal bundle). E(2)-connection originates in the no-slipping contact of the car with a road.

Marian Fecko

1997-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

305

Structure-function analysis of human protein Ero1-L{alpha}  

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Human Ero1-L{alpha} catalyzes the formation of disulfide bond and hence plays an essential role in protein folding. Understanding the mechanism of disulfide bond formation in mammals is important because of the involvement of protein misfolding in conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and aging. However, the crystal structure of the enzyme is not available yet, which seriously hinders the understanding of biological function of Ero1-L{alpha}. Based on the crystal structure of yeast Ero1p, a rational three-dimensional structural model of Ero1-L{alpha} was built and the characteristics of the enzyme were hence investigated. The characteristic similarities and differences between Ero1-L{alpha} and Ero1p were compared on the basis of computational and experimental results, providing the first insight into the structure-function relationships of the enzymes. Both calculation and experiment got the concordant conclusion that FAD binds more tightly with Ero1-L{alpha} than Ero1p. In addition, the probable electron transfer pathway was proposed on the basis of the structural models.

Chu, Yanyan [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China)] [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China); Yang, Charles; Chen, Xianjun; Zheng, Wenyun [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China) [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China); State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China); Yang, Yi, E-mail: yiyang@ecust.edu.cn [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China) [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China); State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China); Tang, Yun, E-mail: ytang234@ecust.edu.cn [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China)] [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (China)

2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

306

X-rays structural analysis and thermal stability studies of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi  

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From literature data presently available, the decomposition temperature and the nature of the decomposition reaction of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi (also designated as {alpha}{sub H} or {tau}{sub 5}) are not clearly identified. Moreover, some uncertainties remain concerning its crystal structure. The crystallographic structure and thermochemical behaviour of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi were meticulously studied. The crystal structure of {alpha}-AlFeSi was examined at room temperature from X-ray single crystal intensity data. It presents hexagonal symmetry, space group P6{sub 3}/mmc with unit cell parameters (293 K) a=12.345(2) A and c=26.210(3) A (V=3459 A{sup 3}). The average chemical formula obtained from refinement is Al{sub 7.1}Fe{sub 2}Si. From isothermal reaction-diffusion experiments and Differential Thermal Analysis, the title compound decomposes peritectically upon heating into {theta}-Fe{sub 4}Al{sub 13}(Si), {gamma}-Al{sub 3}FeSi and a ternary Al-rich liquid. Under atmospheric pressure, the temperature of this reversible transformation has been determined to be 772{+-}12 {sup o}C. -- Graphical abstract: Partial representation of the crystal structure of the {alpha}-Al{sub 7.1}Fe{sub 2}Si compound. Display Omitted Highlights: The main findings of our work are: {yields} a detailed X-rays crystal structure determination of the ternary compound {alpha}-AlFeSi. {yields} The precision of the silicon atoms positions in the crystal structure. {yields} A precised determination of the decomposition temperature of this compound.

Roger, J., E-mail: jerome.roger@univ-lyon1.f [Laboratoire des Multimateriaux et Interfaces, UMR CNRS no. 5615, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); Bosselet, F.; Viala, J.C. [Laboratoire des Multimateriaux et Interfaces, UMR CNRS no. 5615, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

307

Static and dynamic analysis of articulated and continuous framed structures by the matrix displacement method  

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To!ping o 1 th st actus! i mass. 3. To c toblish guiieline. for !late!u!ining wheLher the structure c: . . !? . , nai! -e 1 sLat! calif . " a tr~ . -, ven. though !ct! city it may be a ri, rd Era!me. - id!. li!cs will be estab I i. 1!ed...

Baskurt, Fahri Yuce

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Maximum-entropy meshfree method for nonlinear static analysis of planar reinforced concrete structures  

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the nonlinear system of equations. Maximum-entropy basis functions are used to discretize the two displacement control method is implemented to solve the nonlinear system of equations and to obtain tools in the field of structural engineering, Yaw and co-workers [1] presented a blended FE and meshfree

Sukumar, N.

309

Factor structure analysis of the Comprehensive Effects of Alcohol - Spanish questionnaire among adolescents in Mexico  

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from a sample of adolescents from Mexico (N = 345). The results replicated the 7-factor structure of the CEOA. Moreover, CEOA factor-scale derived scores predicted alcohol use. Overall, the CEOA-Spanish appears to be a valid measure of alcohol...

Flato, Claudia Graciela

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

310

Inferring dispersal and migrations from incomplete geochemical baselines: analysis of population structure  

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. 2008). Trace element tags as well as stable iso- topes contained within inert structures, such as fish baseline or reference atlas. Individuals of unknown origin are then assigned to one of the sources in this reference atlas based on their geochemical signature. The identifiability of potential sources is

Shima, Jeff

311

UNSUPERVISED MINING OF AUDIOVISUALLY CONSISTENT SEGMENTS IN VIDEOS WITH APPLICATION TO STRUCTURE ANALYSIS  

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UNSUPERVISED MINING OF AUDIOVISUALLY CONSISTENT SEGMENTS IN VIDEOS WITH APPLICATION TO STRUCTURE technique is proposed to discover repeating video segments exhibiting audio and visual con- sistency accurate detection of the underlying event throughout the video. Event min- ing is applied to unsupervised

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

312

An Efficient Nonlinear Structural Dynamics Solver for Use in Computational Aeroelastic Analysis  

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for several examples. Ultimately, these equations are coupled with a uid dynamics solver to provide a structurally e cient aeroelastic program. v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Paul Cizmas as well as the members of my committee. I... for their unconditional and unending support. They are the reason for my success. vi TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : v...

Freno, Brian Andrew

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

313

Structural analysis of an Inverted half-graben: Implications for fracture distribution and reservior quality in Point Arguello oil field  

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Analysis of 3-D seismic and well data suggests that the present-day Point Arguello anticline contains part of a northward-elongate Miocene-Pliocene half graben that was compressionally inverted to a northwest-trending double-plunging anticline during the Pliocene-Pleistocene. Upper Sisquoc and Foxen sedimentation postdated the normal faulting event so the shape of the fold at these stratigraphic levels is relatively simple, being the product of only the late, compressional event. Refolding of the earlier rift structure resulted, however, in a relatively complicted saddle-shaped anticline at lower Sisquoc and Monterey reservoir levels. Nevertheless, we observe that several distinct homolinal-dipping panels of rock (kink bands) define the fold shape at reservoir level. We perform a structural analysis using fault-related fold theory and the new technique of Axial Surface Mapping to map kink bands at Monterey reservoir level. Although both folding events produced kink bands, open permeable fractures are associated with the late compression, whereas filled, crenulated fractures likely formed earlier by compaction of syntextensional sediments. Therefore, we predict a greater fracture density within kink bands formed during the late folding event. We also predict better reservoir quality within kink bands within the plunging ends of the structure which show structural thinning and more numerous small faults in seismic profiles than in non-thinned fold limbs. Qualitative predictions of fracture density and reservoir quality based on the fold history and geometry of individual kink bands compare favorably with fracture measurements in core and drill-stem test results.

Genovese, P.G.; Suppe, J. (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States))

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Nuclear reaction analysis profiling as direct evidence for lithium ion mass transport in thin film rocking-chair'' structures  

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A nuclear reaction analysis technique using the [ital p],[gamma] reaction, [sup 7]Li([ital p],[gamma])[sup 8]Be, occurring at approximately 440 keV, (half-width[approx]12 keV), has been utilized to determine the lithium concentration profiles in multilayer electrochromic window ( smart window'')/rechargeable battery cells when in their colored''/charged and bleached''/discharged states. The lithium profiles have been observed to shift according to the cells' states, thereby providing direct experimental evidence for the so-called rocking-chair model for such structures.

Goldner, R.B.; Haas, T.E.; Arntz, F.O.; Slaven, S.; Wong, K.K. (Electro-Optics Technology Center, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 (United States)); Wilkens, B. (Bellcore, Red Bank, New Jersey 07001-7040 (United States)); Shepard, C.; Lanford, W. (Accelerator Laboratory, Physics Department, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York 12222 (United States))

1993-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

315

The study of the photon structure function at the ILC energy range  

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At the future $e^{+}e^{-}$ linear collider ILC/CLIC it will be able to measure the photon structure functions in a wider range of kinematic variables x and $Q^{2}$ in comparison to the previous results of experiments at LEP. The classical way to measure the photon structure functions is the study of $e^{+}e^{-} \\rightarrow e^{+}e^{-} {\\gamma}{\\gamma} \\rightarrow e^{+}e^{-}$ X process, where X is the leptonic or hadronic final state. For the study of the QED and hadronic photon structure functions the simulations of two-photon processes were performed at the ILC center-of-mass energy equal to 500 GeV using the PYTHIA and the ILCSoft package. The analysis used information related to the forward detectors, tracking detectors and calorimeters which are parts of the ILD detector concept.

Krupa, B; Zawiejski, L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

MOLPROBITY: structure validation and all-atom contact analysis for nucleic acids and their complexes  

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is the addition and full optimization of all hydrogen atoms, bothpolar and nonpolar.The results are reported. The all-atom contact analysis (7) featured on the MOLPROBITY site provides a simple but powerful system uses the information from both hydro- gen bonding and all-atom steric compatibility to fully

Richardson, David

317

Analysis of Protein Sequence/Structure Similarity Relationships Hin Hark Gan,*  

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Institute of Mathematical Sciences, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, § Department of Biology, ¶ New York University Medical School, and Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York/dissimilarity relationships and provide novel energetic analyses of these relationships. To aid our analysis, we divide

Schlick, Tamar

318

Combining Functional and Structural Reasoning for Safety Analysis of Electrical Designs  

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

Snooke, Neal

319

Structural analysis of the western Llano uplift with emphasis on the Mason fault  

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of the Marble Falls and Smithwick Formations 52 10. Schematic tectonic cross section across the Llano region during the Ouachita orogeny 55 11. Simplified geologic map of Llano region 59 12. Geologic map of Precambr i an structur e in Mason area 61 13... Formation Marble Falls Formation upper member unconformity Morrowian Series Marble Falls Formation lower member Mississippian System Barnett Formation Chappel Formation Devonian System Houy Formation Ives Breccia neon for mf ty Ordovician...

Becker, Joseph Ernest

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Comparisons on offshore structure responses to random waves using linear and high-order wave theories  

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The predicted responses of an offshore structure when the wave induced kinematics are computed from different estimation methods can change significantly. The sometimes controversial results have recently motivated the development of a new...

Ramos Heredia, Rafael Juda

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Projections of local atomic structure revealed by wavelet analysis of x-ray absorption anisotropy P. Korecki,1,* D. V. Novikov,2 and M. Tolkiehn2  

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Projections of local atomic structure revealed by wavelet analysis of x-ray absorption anisotropy P x-ray field amplitude at the sites of absorbing atoms and effectively changes the atomic absorption in an experiment a wavelet transform approach for analysis of x-ray absorption anisotropy XAA patterns recorded

Korecki, Pawe³

322

Neural network system and methods for analysis of organic materials and structures using spectral data  

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Apparatus and processes for recognizing and identifying materials. Characteristic spectra are obtained for the materials via spectroscopy techniques including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared absorption analysis, x-ray analysis, mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography. Desired portions of the spectra may be selected and then placed in proper form and format for presentation to a number of input layer neurons in an offline neural network. The network is first trained according to a predetermined training process; it may then be employed to identify particular materials. Such apparatus and processes are particularly useful for recognizing and identifying organic compounds such as complex carbohydrates, whose spectra conventionally require a high level of training and many hours of hard work to identify, and are frequently indistinguishable from one another by human interpretation.

Meyer, Bernd J. (Athens, GA); Sellers, Jeffrey P. (Suwanee, GA); Thomsen, Jan U. (Fredricksberg, DK)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Neural network system and methods for analysis of organic materials and structures using spectral data  

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Apparatus and processes are described for recognizing and identifying materials. Characteristic spectra are obtained for the materials via spectroscopy techniques including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared absorption analysis, x-ray analysis, mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography. Desired portions of the spectra may be selected and then placed in proper form and format for presentation to a number of input layer neurons in an offline neural network. The network is first trained according to a predetermined training process; it may then be employed to identify particular materials. Such apparatus and processes are particularly useful for recognizing and identifying organic compounds such as complex carbohydrates, whose spectra conventionally require a high level of training and many hours of hard work to identify, and are frequently indistinguishable from one another by human interpretation.

Meyer, B.J.; Sellers, J.P.; Thomsen, J.U.

1993-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

324

Variance analysis in the quality control of ready mixed concrete in a major structure  

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the same quality of concrete. 5. The use of different types of lightweight aggregates with and without fly ash did not seem to affect variability in the 3000 psi (20. 7 Npa) strength level. 6. Lower compressive strength results observed during... Plot of 28-day strengths versus 7-day strengths The 7500 Psi Strength Level General 40 42 Compressive strength versus water-cement ratio Compressive strength versus slump Variance analysis for the 7500 psi strength variations . 42 43 46 Oua1...

Valle Aguilar, Jorge Luis

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Analysis of the NAN Ruin (LA15049) burial patterns: an examination of Mimbres social structure  

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. Application of the Superordinate/Subordinate Model to mortuary data recovered from the NAN Ruin, a Mimbres Indian village site located in the Mimbres Valley, has shown that this model is not particularly conclusive for identification of ephemeral rank... by the Superordinate/Subordinate Model. Though the NAN Ruin data did not fit neatly into che patterns listed in the Peebles and Kus model, data analysis comparisons made with it suggest that the NAN Ruin villagers (and, by extension, other Nimbres villages) very...

Ham, Elizabeth Jane

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional gene array-based analysis of microbial community structure in groundwaters with a gradient of contaminant levels  

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To understand how contaminants affect microbial community diversity, heterogeneity, and functional structure, six groundwater monitoring wells from the Field Research Center of the U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Remediation Science Program (ERSP; Oak Ridge, TN), with a wide range of pH, nitrate, and heavy metal contamination were investigated. DNA from the groundwater community was analyzed with a functional gene array containing 2006 probes to detect genes involved in metal resistance, sulfate reduction, organic contaminant degradation, and carbon and nitrogen cycling. Microbial diversity decreased in relation to the contamination levels of the wells. Highly contaminated wells had lower gene diversity but greater signal intensity than the pristine well. The microbial composition was heterogeneous, with 17-70% overlap between different wells. Metal-resistant and metal-reducing microorganisms were detected in both contaminated and pristine wells, suggesting the potential for successful bioremediation of metal-contaminated groundwaters. In addition, results of Mantel tests and canonical correspondence analysis indicate that nitrate, sulfate, pH, uranium, and technetium have a significant (p < 0.05) effect on microbial community structure. This study provides an overall picture of microbial community structure in contaminated environments with functional gene arrays by showing that diversity and heterogeneity can vary greatly in relation to contamination.

Waldron, P.J.; Wu, L.; Van Nostrand, J.D.; Schadt, C.W.; Watson, D.B.; Jardine, P.M.; Palumbo, A.V.; Hazen, T.C.; Zhou, J.

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Study of Biotic and Abiotic Poorly-crystalline Manganese Oxides Using Atomic Pair Distribution Function Analysis  

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Manganese (Mn) oxides are among the most reactive natural minerals and play an important role in elemental cycling in oceanic and terrestrial environments. A large portion of naturally-occurring Mn oxides tend to be poorly-crystalline and/or nanocrystalline, with not fully resolved crystal structures. In this study, the crystal structures of their synthetic analogs including acid birnessite (AcidBir), {delta}-MnO{sub 2}, polymeric MnO{sub 2} (PolyMnO{sub 2}) and a bacteriogenic Mn oxide (BioMnO{sub x}), have been revealed using atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis. Results unambiguously verify that these Mn oxides are layered materials. The best models that accurately allow simulation of pair distribution functions (PDFs) belong to the monoclinic C12/m1 space group with a disk-like shape. The single MnO{sub 6} layers in the average structures deviate significantly from hexagonal symmetry, in contrast to the results of previous studies based on X-ray diffraction analysis in reciprocal space. Manganese occupancies in MnO{sub 6} layers are estimated to be 0.936, 0.847, 0.930 and 0.935, for AcidBir, BioMnO{sub x}, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and PolyMnO{sub 2}, respectively; however, occupancies of interlayer cations and water molecules cannot be accurately determined using the models in this study. The coherent scattering domains (CSDs) of PolyMnO{sub 2}, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and BioMnO{sub x} are at the nanometer scale, comprising one to three MnO{sub 6} layers stacked with a high disorder in the crystallographic c-axis direction. Overall, the results of this study advance our understanding of the mineralogy of Mn oxide minerals in the environment.

Billinge S. J.; Zhu, M.; Farrow, C.L.; Post, J.E.; Livi, K.J.T.; Ginder-Vogel, M.; Sparks, D.L.

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural study of biotic and abiotic poorly-crystalline manganese oxides using atomic pair distribution function analysis  

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Manganese (Mn) oxides are among the most reactive natural minerals and play an important role in elemental cycling in oceanic and terrestrial environments. A large portion of naturally-occurring Mn oxides tend to be poorly-crystalline and/or nanocrystalline, with not fully resolved crystal structures. In this study, the crystal structures of their synthetic analogs including acid birnessite (AcidBir), {delta}-MnO{sub 2}, polymeric MnO{sub 2} (PolyMnO{sub 2}) and a bacteriogenic Mn oxide (BioMnO{sub x}), have been revealed using atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis. Results unambiguously verify that these Mn oxides are layered materials. The best models that accurately allow simulation of pair distribution functions (PDFs) belong to the monoclinic C12/m1 space group with a disk-like shape. The single MnO{sub 6} layers in the average structures deviate significantly from hexagonal symmetry, in contrast to the results of previous studies based on X-ray diffraction analysis in reciprocal space. Manganese occupancies in MnO{sub 6} layers are estimated to be 0.936, 0.847, 0.930 and 0.935, for AcidBir, BioMnOx, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and PolyMnO{sub 2}, respectively; however, occupancies of interlayer cations and water molecules cannot be accurately determined using the models in this study. The coherent scattering domains (CSDs) of PolyMnO{sub 2}, {delta}-MnO{sub 2} and BioMnO{sub x} are at the nanometer scale, comprising one to three MnO{sub 6} layers stacked with a high disorder in the crystallographic c-axis direction. Overall, the results of this study advance our understanding of the mineralogy of Mn oxide minerals in the environment.

Zhu, Mengqiang; Farrow, Christopher L.; Post, Jeffrey E.; Livi, Kenneth J.T.; Billinge, Simon J.L.; Ginder-Vogel, Matthew; Sparks, Donald L. (Delaware); (Columbia); (JHU); (Smithsonian)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tectonic history and analysis of structures in eastern Kansas and western Missouri  

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Orogenic events in and around the midcontinent in Proterozoic time were responsible for the formation of the dominant master set of younger northeast- and older northwest-trending faults that dominate the structure of the area today. Reactivation of these faults throughout geologic time gave rise to tectonic zones consisting of sets of anastomosing faults or other complex patterns. These zones are likely important in helping to determine the configuration of major uplifts and basins that involve the crust. The Nemaha tectonic zone defines the western boundary of both the Forest City and Cherokee basins, while a structural block delineated by the Chesapeake and Bolivar-Mansfield regional faults coincides with the approximate position of the Bourbon Arch, which is reflected in the thickness of Mississippian carbonate rocks. Rocks of the Ozark uplift began to be uplifted by the end of Maquoketa time. The uplift has historically been described as a landform, rather than a geologic structure. Hence, the extent and the boundaries of the uplift are ill-defined. The northeast-trending line forming the contact between Mississippian and Pennsylvanian rocks is commonly regarded as the western boundary. This boundary coincides with a major tectonic zone, extending northeastward from Oklahoma through Kansas and Missouri into at least southern Iowa. In the Tri-State area of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri the zone is referred to as the Miami trough and features prominently in the localization of major ore deposits. This zone may then also be regarded as the eastern boundary of the Forest City and Cherokee basins.

Berendsen, P.; Wilson, F.W. (Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States). Kansas Geological Survey)

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and Mutational Analysis of Functional Differentiation between Synaptotagmins-1 and -7  

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Synaptotagmins are known to mediate diverse forms of Ca{sup 2+}-triggered exocytosis through their C{sub 2} domains, but the principles underlying functional differentiation among them are unclear. Synaptotagmin-1 functions as a Ca{sup 2+} sensor in neurotransmitter release at central nervous system synapses, but synaptotagmin-7 does not, and yet both isoforms act as Ca{sup 2+} sensors in chromaffin cells. To shed light into this apparent paradox, we have performed rescue experiments in neurons from synaptotagmin-1 knockout mice using a chimera that contains the synaptotagmin-1 sequence with its C{sub 2}B domain replaced by the synaptotagmin-7 C{sub 2}B domain (Syt1/7). Rescue was not achieved either with the WT Syt1/7 chimera or with nine mutants where residues that are distinct in synaptotagmin-7 were restored to those present in synaptotagmin-1. To investigate whether these results arise because of unique conformational features of the synaptotagmin-7 C{sub 2}B domain, we determined its crystal structure at 1.44 {angstrom} resolution. The synaptotagmin-7 C{sub 2}B domain structure is very similar to that of the synaptotagmin-1 C{sub 2}B domain and contains three Ca{sup 2+}-binding sites. Two of the Ca{sup 2+}-binding sites of the synaptotagmin-7 C{sub 2}B domain are also present in the synaptotagmin-1 C{sub 2}B domain and have analogous ligands to those determined for the latter by NMR spectroscopy, suggesting that a discrepancy observed in a crystal structure of the synaptotagmin-1 C{sub 2}B domain arose from crystal contacts. Overall, our results suggest that functional differentiation in synaptotagmins arises in part from subtle sequence changes that yield dramatic functional differences.

Xue, Mingshan; Craig, Timothy K.; Shin, Ok-Ho; Li, Liyi; Brautigam, Chad A.; Tomchick, Diana R.; Südhof, Thomas C.; Rosenmund, Christian; Rizo, Josep (Baylor); (UTSMC); (Texas)

2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

331

Structure analysis of single- and multi-frequency subspace migrations in inverse scattering problems  

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In this literature, we carefully investigate the structure of single- and multi-frequency imaging functions, that are usually employed in inverse scattering problems. Based on patterns of the singular vectors of the Multi-Static Response (MSR) matrix, we establish a relationship between imaging functions and the Bessel function. This relationship indicates certain properties of imaging functions and the reason behind enhancement in the imaging performance by multiple frequencies. Several numerical simulations with a large amount of noisy data are performed in order to support our investigation.

Young Deuk Jo; Young Mi Kwon; Joo Young Huh; Won-Kwang Park

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure analysis of O,O’-propane-1,3-diyl bis[diphenyl(phosphinothioate)  

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A new diphosphine disulphide compound with the formula C{sub 27}H{sub 26}O{sub 2} vertical bar P{sub 2}S{sub 2}, was synthesized from the reaction between PPh{sub 2}SCl and 1,3-propanediol and characterized with different spectroscopic methods. Its structure has also been studied by X-ray diffraction. The compound crystallizes in the triclinic space group P-bar1. Pentavalent phosphorus atoms in the molecule are in distorted tetrahedral environments.

Karaman, M.; Irisli, S., E-mail: irislisevil@hotmail.com [Ege University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department (Turkey); Büyükgüngör, O. [Ondokuz May?s University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Physics Department (Turkey)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Brittle fracture in a periodic structure with internal potential energy. Quasi-static analysis  

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We consider a linearly elastic body consisting of two equal symmetrically arranged layers (or half-planes) connected by a structured interface as a prospective crack path. The interface is comprised by periodic discrete system of bonds. In the initial state with no external forces, the bonds are assumed to be stressed in such a way that tensile and compressive forces of the same value alternate. In the general considerations, the layers are assumed to be of a general, unspecified {\\em periodic} structure, where such self-equilibrated residual stresses can also exist. A two-line chain and an anisotropic lattice are examined as illustrative examples. We consider the states of the body-with-a-crack under the residual stresses and under a combined action of the remote forces and residual stresses. Analytical solutions to the considered problems are presented. The solutions are based on a selective discrete transform introduced. In particular, it is found that a formula for local-to-global energy release ratio, wr...

Mishuris, Gennady S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A protein electrophoretic analysis of population structure in the red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)  

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. Wright's FST values over all polymorphic loci ranged from 0. 009 to 0. 027 (mean FST = 0. 023), and estimates of the effective number of migrants (N m) per generation ranged from 9. 0 to 27. 5. Estimates of e Nei's genetic distance between pairs... Flow In The Red Drum . . . 34 FIGURE 5. UPGNA Cluster Analysis Of Nei's (1978) Genetic Distance (D) Values Of All Fourteen Red Drum Samples , 36 INTRODUCTION Th d d (~S' ll j p and commercial species in the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeastern...

Bohlmeyer, Dwight Alan

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the microphysical structure of heavy fog using a droplet spectrometer: A case study  

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The microphysical properties of a long-lasting heavy fog event are examined based on the results from a comprehensive field campaign conducted during the winter of 2006 at Pancheng (32.2{sup o}N, 118.7{sup o}E), Jiangsu Province, China. It is demonstrated that the key microphysical properties (liquid water content, fog droplet concentration, mean radius and standard deviation) exhibited positive correlations with one another in general, and that the 5-min-average maximum value of fog liquid water content was sometimes greater than 0.5 g m{sup -3}. Further analysis shows that the unique combination of positive correlations likely arose from the simultaneous supply of moist air and fog condensation nuclei associated with the advection of warm air, which further led to high liquid water content. High values of liquid water content and droplet concentration conspired to cause low visibility (<50 m) for a prolonged period of about 40 h. Examination of the microphysical relationships conditioned by the corresponding autoconversion threshold functions shows that the collision-coalescence process was sometimes likely to occur, weakening the positive correlations induced by droplet activation and condensational growth. Statistical analysis shows that the observed droplet size distribution can be described well by the Gamma distribution.

Niu, S.; Liu, Y.; Lu, C.; Zhao, L.; Lv, J.; Yang, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variance Analysis of Wind and Natural Gas Generation under Different Market Structures: Some Observations  

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Does large scale penetration of renewable generation such as wind and solar power pose economic and operational burdens on the electricity system? A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of renewable generation as a hedge against the volatility and potential escalation of fossil fuel prices. Research also suggests that the lack of correlation of renewable energy costs with fossil fuel prices means that adding large amounts of wind or solar generation may also reduce the volatility of system-wide electricity costs. Such variance reduction of system costs may be of significant value to consumers due to risk aversion. The analysis in this report recognizes that the potential value of risk mitigation associated with wind generation and natural gas generation may depend on whether one considers the consumer's perspective or the investor's perspective and whether the market is regulated or deregulated. We analyze the risk and return trade-offs for wind and natural gas generation for deregulated markets based on hourly prices and load over a 10-year period using historical data in the PJM Interconnection (PJM) from 1999 to 2008. Similar analysis is then simulated and evaluated for regulated markets under certain assumptions.

Bush, B.; Jenkin, T.; Lipowicz, D.; Arent, D. J.; Cooke, R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the electronic structure of ZrO{sub 2} by Compton spectroscopy  

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The electronic structure of ZrO{sub 2} is studied using the Compton scattering technique. The first-ever Compton profile measurement on polycrystalline ZrO{sub 2} was obtained using 59.54 keV gamma-rays emanating from the {sup 241}Am radioisotope. To explain the experimental data, we compute theoretical Compton profile values using the method of linear combination of atomic orbitals in the framework of density functional theory. The correlation scheme proposed by Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof and the exchange scheme of Becke are considered. The ionic-model-based calculations for a number of configurations, i.e., Zr{sup +x}(O{sup -x/2}){sub 2} (0 {<=} x {<=} 2), are also performed to estimate the charge transfer on compound formation, and the study supports transfer of 1.5 electrons from Zr to O atoms.

Mahammad, F. M.; Mahammed, S. F. [University of Tikrit 42, Department of Physics (Iraq)] [University of Tikrit 42, Department of Physics (Iraq); Kumar, R.; Vijay, Y. K.; Sharma, B. K. [University of Rajasthan, Department of Physics (India)] [University of Rajasthan, Department of Physics (India); Sharma, G., E-mail: gsphysics@gmail.com [University of Kota, Department of Pure and Applied Physics (India)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Study and Analysis of Structural Imperfections in 1D and 2D Photonic Crystals  

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Dielectric reflectors that are periodic in one or two dimensions, also known as 1D and 2D photonic crystals, have been widely studied for many potential applications due to the presence of wavelength-tunable photonic bandgaps. However, the unique optical behavior of photonic crystals is based on theoretical models of perfect analogues. Little is known about the practical effects of dielectric imperfections on their technologically useful optical properties. In order to address this issue, a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) code is employed to study the effect of three specific dielectric imperfections in 1D and 2D photonic crystals. The first imperfection investigated is dielectric interfacial roughness in quarter-wave tuned 1D photonic crystals at normal incidence. This study reveals that the reflectivity of some roughened photonic crystal configurations can change up to 50% at the center of the bandgap for RMS roughness values around 20% of the characteristic periodicity of the crystal. However, this reflectivity change can be mitigated by increasing the index contrast and/or the number of bilayers in the crystal. In order to explain these results, the homogenization approximation, which is usually applied to single rough surfaces, is applied to the quarter-wave stacks. The results of the homogenization approximation match the FDTD results extremely well, suggesting that the main role of the roughness features is to grade the refractive index profile of the interfaces in the photonic crystal rather than diffusely scatter the incoming light. This result also implies that the amount of incoherent reflection from the roughened quarterwave stacks is extremely small. This is confirmed through direct extraction of the amount of incoherent power from the FDTD calculations. Further FDTD studies are done on the entire normal incidence bandgap of roughened 1D photonic crystals. These results reveal a narrowing and red-shifting of the normal incidence bandgap with increasing RMS roughness. Again, the homogenization approximation is able to predict these results. The problem of surface scratches on 1D photonic crystals is also addressed. Although the reflectivity decreases are lower in this study, up to a 15% change in reflectivity is observed in certain scratched photonic crystal structures. However, this reflectivity change can be significantly decreased by adding a low index protective coating to the surface of the photonic crystal. Again, application of homogenization theory to these structures confirms its predictive power for this type of imperfection as well. Additionally, the problem of a circular pores in 2D photonic crystals is investigated, showing that almost a 50% change in reflectivity can occur for some structures. Furthermore, this study reveals trends that are consistent with the 1D simulations: parameter changes that increase the absolute reflectivity of the photonic crystal will also increase its tolerance to structural imperfections. Finally, experimental reflectance spectra from roughened 1D photonic crystals are compared to the results predicted computationally in this thesis. Both the computed and experimental spectra correlate favorably, validating the findings presented herein.

K.R. Maskaly

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook on dynamics of jointed structures.  

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The problem of understanding and modeling the complicated physics underlying the action and response of the interfaces in typical structures under dynamic loading conditions has occupied researchers for many decades. This handbook presents an integrated approach to the goal of dynamic modeling of typical jointed structures, beginning with a mathematical assessment of experimental or simulation data, development of constitutive models to account for load histories to deformation, establishment of kinematic models coupling to the continuum models, and application of finite element analysis leading to dynamic structural simulation. In addition, formulations are discussed to mitigate the very short simulation time steps that appear to be required in numerical simulation for problems such as this. This handbook satisfies the commitment to DOE that Sandia will develop the technical content and write a Joints Handbook. The content will include: (1) Methods for characterizing the nonlinear stiffness and energy dissipation for typical joints used in mechanical systems and components. (2) The methodology will include practical guidance on experiments, and reduced order models that can be used to characterize joint behavior. (3) Examples for typical bolted and screw joints will be provided.

Ames, Nicoli M.; Lauffer, James P.; Jew, Michael D.; Segalman, Daniel Joseph; Gregory, Danny Lynn; Starr, Michael James; Resor, Brian Ray

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fragility Analysis Methodology for Degraded Structures and Passive Components in Nuclear Power Plants - Illustrated using a Condensate Storage Tank  

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The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) is conducting a five-year research project to develop a realistic seismic risk evaluation system which includes the consideration of aging of structures and components in nuclear power plants (NPPs). The KAERI research project includes three specific areas that are essential to seismic probabilistic risk assessment (PRA): (1) probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, (2) seismic fragility analysis including the effects of aging, and (3) a plant seismic risk analysis. Since 2007, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has entered into a collaboration agreement with KAERI to support its development of seismic capability evaluation technology for degraded structures and components. The collaborative research effort is intended to continue over a five year period. The goal of this collaboration endeavor is to assist KAERI to develop seismic fragility analysis methods that consider the potential effects of age-related degradation of structures, systems, and components (SSCs). The research results of this multi-year collaboration will be utilized as input to seismic PRAs. In the Year 1 scope of work, BNL collected and reviewed degradation occurrences in US NPPs and identified important aging characteristics needed for the seismic capability evaluations. This information is presented in the Annual Report for the Year 1 Task, identified as BNL Report-81741-2008 and also designated as KAERI/RR-2931/2008. The report presents results of the statistical and trending analysis of this data and compares the results to prior aging studies. In addition, the report provides a description of U.S. current regulatory requirements, regulatory guidance documents, generic communications, industry standards and guidance, and past research related to aging degradation of SSCs. In the Year 2 scope of work, BNL carried out a research effort to identify and assess degradation models for the long-term behavior of dominant materials that are determined to be risk significant to NPPs. Multiple models have been identified for concrete, carbon and low-alloy steel, and stainless steel. These models are documented in the Annual Report for the Year 2 Task, identified as BNL Report-82249-2009 and also designated as KAERI/TR-3757/2009. This report describes the research effort performed by BNL for the Year 3 scope of work. The objective is for BNL to develop the seismic fragility capacity for a condensate storage tank with various degradation scenarios. The conservative deterministic failure margin method has been utilized for the undegraded case and has been modified to accommodate the degraded cases. A total of five seismic fragility analysis cases have been described: (1) undegraded case, (2) degraded stainless tank shell, (3) degraded anchor bolts, (4) anchorage concrete cracking, and (5)a perfect combination of the three degradation scenarios. Insights from these fragility analyses are also presented.

Nie, J.; Braverman, J.; Hofmayer, C.; Choun, Y.; Kim, M.; Choi, I.

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK (DST) THERMAL & SEISMIC PROJECT DYTRAN ANALYSIS OF SEISMICALLY INDUCED FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN A HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL PRIMARY TANK  

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M&D Professional Services, Inc. (M&D) is under subcontract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to perform seismic analysis of the Hanford Site Double-Shell Tanks (DSTs) in support of a project entitled ''Double-Shell Tank (DSV Integrity Project-DST Thermal and Seismic Analyses)''. The overall scope of the project is to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST System at Hanford in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14. The work described herein was performed in support of the seismic analysis of the DSTs. The thermal and operating loads analysis of the DSTs is documented in Rinker et al. (2004). The overall seismic analysis of the DSTs is being performed with the general-purpose finite element code ANSYS'. The global model used for the seismic analysis of the DSTs includes the DST structure, the contained waste, and the surrounding soil. The seismic analysis of the DSTs must address the fluid-structure interaction behavior and sloshing response of the primary tank and contained liquid. ANSYS has demonstrated capabilities for structural analysis, but has more limited capabilities for fluid-structure interaction analysis. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the capabilities and investigate the limitations of the finite element code MSC.Dytranz for performing a dynamic fluid-structure interaction analysis of the primary tank and contained waste. To this end, the Dytran solutions are benchmarked against theoretical solutions appearing in BNL 1995, when such theoretical solutions exist. When theoretical solutions were not available, comparisons were made to theoretical solutions to similar problems, and to the results from ANSYS simulations. Both rigid tank and flexible tank configurations were analyzed with Dytran. The response parameters of interest that are evaluated in this study are the total hydrodynamic reaction forces, the impulsive and convective mode frequencies, the waste pressures, and slosh heights. To a limited extent, primary tank stresses are also reported. The capabilities and limitations of ANSYS for performing a fluid-structure interaction analysis of the primary tank and contained waste were explored in a parallel investigation and documented in a companion report (Carpenter and Abatt [2006]). The results of this study were used in conjunction with the results of the global ANSYS analysis reported in Carpenter et al. (2006) and the parallel ANSYS fluid-structure interaction analysis to help determine if a more refined sub-model of the primary tank is necessary to capture the important fluid-structure interaction effects in the tank and if so, how to best utilize a refined sub-model of the primary tank. The results of this study demonstrate that Dytran has the capability to perform fluid-structure interaction analysis of a primary tank subjected to seismic loading. With the exception of some isolated peak pressures and to a lesser extent peak stresses, the results agreed very well with theoretical solutions. The benchmarking study documented in Carpenter and Abatt (2006) showed that the ANSYS model used in that study captured much of the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) behavior, but did have limitations for predicting the convective response of the waste. While Dytran appears to have stronger capabilities for the analysis of the FSI behavior in the primary tank, it is more practical to use ANSYS for the global evaluation of the tank. Thus, Dytran served the purpose of helping to identify limitations in the ANSYS FSI analysis so that those limitations can be addressed in the structural evaluation of the primary tank.

MACKEY, T.C.

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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EARLIEST STAGES OF PROTOCLUSTER FORMATION: SUBSTRUCTURE AND KINEMATICS OF STARLESS CORES IN ORION  

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We study the structure and kinematics of nine 0.1 pc scale cores in Orion with the IRAM 30 m telescope and at higher resolution eight of the cores with CARMA, using CS(2-1) as the main tracer. The single-dish moment zero maps of the starless cores show single structures with central column densities ranging from 7 to 42 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 23} cm{sup -2} and LTE masses from 20 M{sub Sun} to 154 M{sub Sun }. However, at the higher CARMA resolution (5''), all of the cores except one fragment into 3-5 components. The number of fragments is small compared to that found in some turbulent fragmentation models, although inclusion of magnetic fields may reduce the predicted fragment number and improve the model agreement. This result demonstrates that fragmentation from parsec-scale molecular clouds to sub-parsec cores continues to take place inside the starless cores. The starless cores and their fragments are embedded in larger filamentary structures, which likely played a role in the core formation and fragmentation. Most cores show clear velocity gradients, with magnitudes ranging from 1.7 to 14.3 km s{sup -1} pc{sup -1}. We modeled one of them in detail, and found that its spectra are best explained by a converging flow along a filament toward the core center; the gradients in other cores may be modeled similarly. We infer a mass inflow rate of {approx}2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}, which is in principle high enough to overcome radiation pressure and allow for massive star formation. However, the core contains multiple fragments, and it is unclear whether the rapid inflow would feed the growth of primarily a single massive star or a cluster of lower mass objects. We conclude that fast, supersonic converging flow along filaments play an important role in massive star and cluster formation.

Lee, Katherine; Looney, Leslie W. [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Schnee, Scott [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Li Zhiyun [Astronomy Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Image analysis of jet structure on electrospinning from free liquid surface  

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The work analyses intra-jet distances during electrospinning from a free surface of water based poly(vinyl alcohol) solution confined by two thin metallic plates employed as a spinning electrode. A unique computer vision system and digital image processing were designed in order to track position of every polymer jet. Here, we show that jet position data are in good compliance with theoretically predicted intra-jet distances by linear stability analysis. Jet density is a critical parameter of electrospinning technology, since it determines the process efficiency and homogeneity of produced nanofibrous layer. Achievements made in this research could be used as essential approach to study jetting from two-dimensional spinning electrodes, or as fundamentals for further development of control system related to Nanospider{sup ™} technology.

Kula, Jiri, E-mail: jiri.kula@tul.cz; Linka, Ales, E-mail: ales.linka@tul.cz; Tunak, Maros, E-mail: maros.tunak@tul.cz [Department of Textile Evaluation, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, Studentska 2, 461 17 Liberec (Czech Republic); Lukas, David, E-mail: david.lukas@tul.cz [Department of Nonwoven and Nanofibrous Materials, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, Studentska 2, 461 17 Liberec (Czech Republic); Centre for Nanomaterials Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Studentska 2, 461 17 Liberec (Czech Republic)

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Baryon spin-flavor structure from an analysis of lattice QCD results of the baryon spectrum  

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The excited baryon masses are analyzed in the framework of the 1/Nc expansion using the available physical masses and also the masses obtained in lattice QCD for different quark masses. The baryon states are organized into irreducible representations of SU(6) x O(3), where the [56,l^P=0^+] ground state and excited baryons, and the [56,2^+] and [70}},1^-] excited states are analyzed. The analyses are carried out to order 1/Nc} and first order in the quark masses. The issue of state identifications is discussed. Numerous parameter independent mass relations result at those orders, among them the well known Gell-Mann-Okubo and Equal Spacing relations, as well as additional relations involving baryons with different spins. It is observed that such relations are satisfied at the expected level of precision. The main conclusion of the analysis is that qualitatively the dominant physical effects are similar for the physical and the lattice QCD baryons.

Fernando, I P; Goity, J L

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Structure and kinematics of the Suzume fault, Okitsu melange, Shimanto accretionary complex, Japan  

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The Okitsu m�©lange in the Shimanto accretionary complex, the onshore extension of the modern Nankai accretionary prism, consists of a kilometer-size duplex of oceanic basalt and trench-fill sedimentary rocks, and is thought to represent rocks...

Kanaya, Takamasa

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The kinematic structure of hurricanes and their rainbands -: implications for hurricane intensity change  

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. Adapted from Storm Year Fli hts 900 mb 850 mb Radial 700 le s mb 600 mb total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Anita David Frederic Allen Gert Alicia Diana Danny Elena Gloria Juan Emily Floyd... 8 0 28 0 70 20 24 52 114 72 50 88 18 122 42 20 18 12 20 50 6 12 12 28 7 787 13 Table 2. Inventory of radar data for the tropical cyclones in this study. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Hurricane Anita...

Samsury, Christopher Elliott

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wide-Field Kinematic Structure of Early-Type Galaxy Halos  

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de Zeeuw, P. T. , Falc´ on- Barroso, J. , Krajnovi´c, D. ,T. , Emsellem, E. , Falc´ on- Barroso, J. , Kuntschner, H. ,Bl´ azquez, P. , Falc´ on-Barroso, J. , Cenarro, A. J. ,

Arnold, Jacob Antony

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN INTRIGUING CHROMOSPHERIC JET OBSERVED BY HINODE: FINE STRUCTURE KINEMATICS AND EVIDENCE OF UNWINDING TWISTS  

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We report a chromospheric jet lasting for more than 1 hr observed by the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope in unprecedented detail. The ejection occurred in three episodes separated by 12-14 minutes, with the amount and velocity of material decreasing with time. The upward velocities range from 438 to 33 km s{sup -1}, while the downward velocities of the material falling back have smaller values (mean: -56km s{sup -1}) and a narrower distribution (standard deviation: 14km s{sup -1}). The average acceleration inferred from parabolic spacetime tracks is 141 m s{sup -2}, a fraction of the solar gravitational acceleration. The jet consists of fine threads (0.''5-2'' wide), which exhibit coherent, oscillatory transverse motions perpendicular to the jet axis and about a common equilibrium position. These motions propagate upward along the jet, with the maximum phase speed of 744+-11 km s{sup -1}at the leading front of the jet. The transverse oscillation velocities range from 151 to 26 km s{sup -1}, amplitudes from 6.0 to 1.9 Mm, and periods from 250 to 536 s. The oscillations slow down with time and cease when the material starts to fall back. The falling material travels along almost straight lines in the original direction of ascent, showing no transverse motions. These observations are consistent with the scenario that the jet involves untwisting helical threads, which rotate about the axis of a single large cylinder and shed magnetic helicity into the upper atmosphere.

Liu Wei; Berger, Thomas E.; Title, Alan M.; Tarbell, Theodore D. [Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Department ADBS, Building 252, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States)

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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47th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, May 1-4, 2006 Newport, Rhode Island Comparative Analysis of Computational Methods for  

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in turbomachinery, helicopter blades in forward flight, wind turbines, flapping flight, flow control using synthetic47th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, May 1-4, 2006 Newport, Rhode

Jameson, Antony

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A serial-kinematic nanopositioner for high-speed atomic force microscopy  

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A flexure-guided serial-kinematic XYZ nanopositioner for high-speed Atomic Force Microscopy is presented in this paper. Two aspects influencing the performance of serial-kinematic nanopositioners are studied in this work. First, mass reduction by using tapered flexures is proposed to increased the natural frequency of the nanopositioner. 25% increase in the natural frequency is achieved due to reduced mass with tapered flexures. Second, a study of possible sensor positioning in a serial-kinematic nanopositioner is presented. An arrangement of sensors for exact estimation of cross-coupling is incorporated in the proposed design. A feedforward control strategy based on phaser approach is presented to mitigate the dynamics and nonlinearity in the system. Limitations in design approach and control strategy are discussed in the Conclusion.

Wadikhaye, Sachin P., E-mail: sachin.wadikhaye@uon.edu.au; Yong, Yuen Kuan; Reza Moheimani, S. O. [School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (Australia)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution spectra of solar magnetic features. I. Analysis of penumbral fine structure  

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The Swedish Vacuum Telescope on La Palma was used to obtain spectra of the magnetic-sensitive Fe I 630.25 nm line under conditions of exceptional angular resolution (0.32 arcsec) and high spectral resolution (FWHM 2.5 pm). Simultaneous 0.02 s CCD exposures of both the spectrum and the slit-jaw image effectively 'freeze' the atmospheric seeing motions and permit unambiguous identification of the spectra of the various penumbral structures. These spectra reveal the magnetic field strength in penumbral filaments through an intensity fit of the Zeeman splitting of this line. The observations show that: (1) the field strength varies from about 2100 G near the umbra-penumbra boundary to about 900 G at the outer edge of the penumbra, (2) the observed fluctuation of penumbral magnetic field is much less dramatic than the fluctuation in intensity, (3) there is a suggestion of a rapid change in field inclination between some light and dark filaments near the edge of the penumbra, and (4) there is no obvious correlation between Doppler shift (in part due to the Evershed flow) and filament intensity. 43 refs.

Lites, B.W.; Skumanich, A.; Scharmer, G.B. (High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, CO (USA) Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm (Sweden))

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EBSD analysis of magnesium addition on inclusion formation in SS400 structural steel  

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In this study, the effect of magnesium addition on the inclusion formation in SS400 steel was investigated. The experimental specimens with and without Mg addition treatment were compared. The microstructure was observed using optical microscopy after etching with 3% nital. The morphology and chemical composition of the inclusions were analyzed via scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectrometry. The lattice structure and orientation of the inclusions were identified by electron backscattering diffraction. The average size of inclusions in SS400 was between 0.67 and 0.75 ?m, and between 0.65 and 0.68 ?m in SS400 + Mg. The 2 ppm Mg addition resulted in the oxide formation change from Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} to MgO·Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and in the inclusion formation change from Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–MnS to MgO·Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–MnS. Moreover, a simple-phase MnS with an average grain size of 1 ?m to 2 ?m was observed in rod-like, globular, and polyhedron forms. - Highlights: • The effect of magnesium addition was investigated for SS400 steel. • 2 ppm Mg addition changes the inclusion formation from Al2O3-MnS to MgO·Al2O3-MnS. • MnS observed in inclusions exhibits rod-like, globular, and polyhedron forms.

Luo, Sin-Jie [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Su, Yen-Hao Frank; Lu, Muh-Jung [China Steel Corporation, Kaohsiung 81233, Taiwan (China); Kuo, Jui-Chao, E-mail: jckuo@mail.ncku.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Analysis of Protein Folding by the Long-Chain Archaeal Chaperone FKBP26  

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In the cell, protein folding is mediated by folding catalysts and chaperones. The two functions are often linked, especially when the catalytic module forms part of a multidomain protein, as in Methanococcus jannaschii peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase FKBP26. Here, we show that FKBP26 chaperone activity requires both a 50-residue insertion in the catalytic FKBP domain, also called 'Insert-in-Flap' or IF domain, and an 80-residue C-terminal domain. We determined FKBP26 structures from four crystal forms and analyzed chaperone domains in light of their ability to mediate protein-protein interactions. FKBP26 is a crescent-shaped homodimer. We reason that folding proteins are bound inside the large crescent cleft, thus enabling their access to inward-facing peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase catalytic sites and ipsilateral chaperone domain surfaces. As these chaperone surfaces participate extensively in crystal lattice contacts, we speculate that the observed lattice contacts reflect a proclivity for protein associations and represent substrate interactions by FKBP26 chaperone domains. Finally, we find that FKBP26 is an exceptionally flexible molecule, suggesting a mechanism for nonspecific substrate recognition.

E Martinez-Hackert; W Hendrickson

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Analysis of the Preload Force for a Tokamak Central Solenoid Coil Structure  

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A simple one-dimensional analytic formulation is developed for approximate determination of the preload force that must be applied by tie-rods and/or tie-plates for a multimodule central solenoid coil assembly in tokamak devices. The primary purpose of the preload is to ensure that vertical tensile stress does not develop between any two adjacent module coils within the assembly. The absence of the tensile force is a minimal requirement needed to prevent lateral movements of the coils, when friction is the sole means available. An excessive preload, on the other hand, can damage insulation and conductor jackets. The analysis is based on a model system in which the vertical motion of the coil winding is described through representation of the coil conductors and tie-rods/-plates with linear springs. The coupled spring system is represented by a system of simultaneous linear equations, which is solved analytically to obtain the compression force at each spring in terms of the applied preload, electromagnetic forces on the springs, and spring constants. Although this procedure lacks the rigor of complex two- or three-dimensional analyses, it is expected to be able to play some useful role.

You, Kwang-Il; Lee, Deok Kyo [Korea Basic Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)

2003-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron density analysis of the effects of sugars on the structure of lipid bilayers at low hydration - a preliminary study  

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Small angle X-ray scattering is used to study the effects of sugars on membranes during dehydration. Previous work has shown that the bilayer and chain-chain repeat spacings of DPPC bilayers are relatively unaffected by the presence of sugars. In this work we present a preliminary analysis of the electron density profiles of DPPC in the presence of sugars at low hydration. The difficulties of determining the correct phasing are discussed. Sugars and other small solutes have been shown to have an important role in improving the tolerance of a range of species to desiccation and freezing. In particular it has been shown that sugars can stabilize membranes in the fluid membrane phase during dehydration, and in the fully dehydrated state. Equivalently, at a particular hydration, the presence of sugars lowers the transition temperature between the fluid and gel phases. There are two competing models for explaining the effects of sugars on membrane phase transition temperatures. One, designated the water replacement hypothesis (WRH) states that sugars hydrogen bond to phospholipid headgroups, thus hindering the fluid-gel phase transition. One version of this model suggests that certain sugars (such as trehalose) achieve the measured effects by inserting between the phospholipid head groups. An alternative model explains the observed effects of sugars in terms of the sugars effect on the hydration repulsion that develops between opposing membranes during dehydration. The hydration repulsion leads to a lateral compressive stress in the bilayer which squeezes adjacent lipids more closely together, resulting in a transition to the gel phase. When sugars are present, their osmotic and volumetric effects reduce the hydration repulsion, reduce the compressive stress in the membranes, and therefore tend to maintain the average lateral separation between lipids. This model is called the hydration forces explanation (HFE). We recently showed that neither mono- nor di-saccharides affect the average distance between lipid chains in the bilayer, supporting the predictions of the HFE. In this paper we further investigate the effects of sugars on membrane structure by conducting electron density analysis of recent data. This preliminary analysis sheds additional light onto the effects of sugars on membrane structure.

Lenné, T.; Kent, B.; Koster, K.L.; Garvey, C.J.; Bryant, G. (ANSTO); (USD); (ANU); (RMIT)

2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of kinematically constrained bimolecular reactions having constant product recoil energy  

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Dynamics of kinematically constrained bimolecular reactions having constant product recoil energy reactions in which the product recoil energy is assumed constant (CPR approximation). It is further assumed-shaped, peaking at the vibrational level with an energy equal to the reaction exoergicity minus the product recoil

Zare, Richard N.

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Vortex-Pair Dynamics in Anisotropic Bistable Media: A Kinematic Approach Aric Hagberg1  

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Vortex-Pair Dynamics in Anisotropic Bistable Media: A Kinematic Approach Aric Hagberg1 and Ehud typically evolves into rotating spiral waves. In an anisotropic system, instead of spiral waves, the vortices can form wave fragments that propagate with a constant speed in a given direction determined

Hagberg, Aric

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Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lugano 2008 Dynamic Monitoring of Load Tests by Kinematic  

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6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lugano 2008 Dynamic Monitoring of Load Tests by Kinematic Terrestrial. Besides the sinking of the crane into the test fields, the size of the bow wave, which occurs on the first to be permanently monitored during the test drives. For the dynamic monitoring of the occurring bow wave, three

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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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Kinematically complete experiment on transfer excitation in intermediate-energy p+He collisions  

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We have performed a kinematically complete experiment on transfer excitation in intermediate-energy proton-helium collisions. The differential cross sections were compared to double excitation data and a nonperturbative time-dependent calculation. This comparison reveals the importance of dynamic couplings between the motion of the heavy nuclei and electronic transitions and/or electron-electron correlation effects.

Hasan, A. [Physics Department and Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Research, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65409 (United States); Department of Physics, UAE University, P.O. Box 17551, Alain, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Tooke, B.; Schulz, M. [Physics Department and Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Research, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65409 (United States); Zapukhlyak, M.; Kirchner, T. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, TU Clausthal, Leibnizstrasse 10, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Kinematic Measurement of Ram Pressure in the Outer Disk of Regular Galaxies  

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While most ram pressure studies have focused on ram pressure stripping in galaxy clusters, we devise a novel approach based on a kinematic measurement of ram pressure perturbations in HI velocity fields for intergalactic material (IGM) densities and relative velocities that are one to two orders of magnitude lower than in galaxies showing ram pressure stripping. Our model evaluates ram pressure induced kinematic terms in gas disks with constant inclination as well as those with a warped geometry. Ram pressure perturbations are characterized by kinematic modes of even order, m=0 and m=2, corresponding to a ram wind perpendicular and parallel to the gas disk, respectively. Long-term consequences of ram pressure, such as warped disks as well as uncertainties in the disk geometry typically generate uneven modes (m=1 and m=3), that are clearly distinguishable from the kinematic ram pressure terms. We have applied our models to three nearby isolated galaxies, utilizing Markov Chain Monte Carlo fitting routines to d...

Haan, Sebastian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hwang & Hannaford 1/5/97 Teleoperation Performance with a Kinematically Redundant Slave Robot  

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-direct-drive robot were used with position to position control in Cartesian space. Tasks were x, y, and z positioning, and unstructured task environment. Consequently, many research results on control and design of autonomous robotsHwang & Hannaford 1/5/97 - 1 - Teleoperation Performance with a Kinematically Redundant Slave Robot

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The Design of a Novel Prismatic Drive for a Three-DOF Parallel-Kinematics Machine  

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The Design of a Novel Prismatic Drive for a Three-DOF Parallel-Kinematics Machine D. Chablat1 , J.Chablat@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr angeles@cim.mcgill.ca April 7, 2011 Abstract The design of a novel prismatic drive is reported on a common translating follower. The design of Slide-o-Cam was reported elsewhere. This drive thus provides

Boyer, Edmond

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Learning Kinematics from Direct Self-Observation using Nearest-Neighbor  

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, meaning that no accurate construction model is avail- able at design time. Further, home robots need of robotic manipulators is de- rived analytically from the robot model. However, there are cases in which robot to estimate the inverse kinematic function on-the-fly directly from self-observation and without

Cremers, Daniel

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Color/kinematics duality for general abelian orbifolds of N=4 super Yang-Mills theory  

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To explore color/kinematics duality for general representations of the gauge group we formulate the duality for general abelian orbifolds of the SU(N), N=4 super Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions, which have fields in the bi-fundamental representation, and use it to construct explicitly complete four-vector and four-scalar amplitudes at one loop. For fixed number of supercharges, graph-organized L-loop n-point integrands of all orbifold theories are given in terms of a fixed set of polynomials labeled by L representations of the orbifold group. In contrast to the standard duality-satisfying presentation of amplitudes of the N=4 super Yang-Mills theory, each graph may appear several times with different internal states. The color and R-charge flow provide a way to deform the amplitudes of orbifold theories to those of more general quiver gauge theories which do not necessarily exhibit color/kinematics duality on their own. Based on the organization of amplitudes required by the duality between color and kinematics in orbifold theories we show how the amplitudes of certain non-factorized matter-coupled supergravity theories can be found through a double-copy construction. We also carry out a comprehensive search for theories with fields solely in the adjoint representation of the gauge group and amplitudes exhibiting color/kinematics duality for all external states and find an interesting relation between supersymmetry and existence of the duality.

Marco Chiodaroli; Qingjun Jin; Radu Roiban

2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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ROLE OF SOIL BEHAVIOR ON THE INITIAL KINEMATICS OF TSUNAMIGENIC SLIDES  

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ROLE OF SOIL BEHAVIOR ON THE INITIAL KINEMATICS OF TSUNAMIGENIC SLIDES A.S. BRADSHAW Department acceleration of the failure itself. In a number of these studies, a translational slide is modeled as a rigid body sliding down an inclined plane and basal resistance is neglected. In this paper, a similar rigid

Grilli, Stéphan T.

369

Kinematics and Sedimentary Balance of the Sub-Himalayan Zone, Western Nepal  

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Kinematics and Sedimentary Balance of the Sub-Himalayan Zone, Western Nepal Laurent Husson1 behavior of the prism, extrapolation of the sediment transfer to the entire western Nepal Siwalik is valid balance of the Sub-Himalayan Zone, western Nepal, in K. R. McClay, ed., Thrust tectonics and hydrocarbon

Husson, Laurent

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From Inverse Kinematics to Optimal Control Perle Geoffroy,, Nicolas Mansard, Maxime Raison, Sofiane Achiche, Yuval  

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computation cost (e.g. 1ms is enough to invert the kinematics of a 40DOF humanoid robot [5]). Moreover predictive control (MPC) is an advanced technique to control a given system by optimizing its predicted to a reference cost function, while only the first few steps of the optimal trajectory are executed before its

Todorov, Emanuel

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Percolation transition in the kinematics of nonlinear resonance broadening in Charney-Hasegawa-Mima model of Rossby wave turbulence  

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We study the kinematics of nonlinear resonance broadening of interacting Rossby waves as modelled by the Charney-Hasegawa-Mima equation on a biperiodic domain. We focus on the set of wave modes which can interact quasi-resonantly at a particular level of resonance broadening and aim to characterise how the structure of this set changes as the level of resonance broadening is varied. The commonly held view that resonance broadening can be thought of as a thickening of the resonant manifold is misleading. We show that in fact the set of modes corresponding to a single quasi-resonant triad has a nontrivial structure and that its area in fact diverges for a finite degree of broadening. We also study the connectivity of the network of modes which is generated when quasi-resonant triads share common modes. This network has been argued to form the backbone for energy transfer in Rossby wave turbulence. We show that this network undergoes a percolation transition when the level of resonance broadening exceeds a critical value. Below this critical value, the largest connected component of the quasi-resonant network contains a negligible fraction of the total number of modes in the system whereas above this critical value a finite fraction of the total number of modes in the system are contained in the largest connected component. We argue that this percolation transition should correspond to the transition to turbulence in the system.

Jamie Harris; Colm Connaughton; Miguel D. Bustamante

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYS 101 Lecture 13 -Rotational kinematics 13 -1 2001 by David Boal, Simon Fraser University. All rights reserved; further copying or resale is strictly prohibited.  

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kinematics What's important: · definitions of angular variables · angular kinematics Demonstrations: · ball on a string, wheel Text: Walker, Secs. 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 Problems: We now consider a type of motion in which

Boal, David

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On Einstein-Cartan Theory: I. Kinematical description  

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Equations of motion for general gravitational connection and orthonormal coframe from the Einstein-Hilbert type action are derived. Our formulation does not fix coframe to be tangential to spatial section hence Lorentz group is still present as a part of gauge freedom. 3+1 decomposition introduces tangent Minkowski structures hence Hamilton-Dirac approach to dynamics works with Lorentz connection over the spatial section. The second class constraints are analyzed and Dirac bracket is defined. Reduction of the phase space is performed and canonical coordinates are introduced.

Marián Pilc

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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On Einstein-Cartan Theory: I. Kinematical description  

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Equations of motion for general gravitational connection and orthonormal coframe from the Einstein-Hilbert type action are derived. Additional gauge freedom is geometrically interpreted. Our formulation does not fix coframe to be tangential to spatial section hence Lorentz group is still present as a part of gauge freedom. 3+1 decomposition introduces tangent Minkowski structures hence Hamilton-Dirac approach to dynamics works with Lorentz connection over the spatial section. The second class constraints are analyzed and Dirac bracket is defined. Reduction of the phase space is performed and canonical coordinates are introduced.

Pilc, Marián

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined factor analysis of the WISC-III and CMS: does the resulting factor structure discriminate among children with and without clinical disorders?  

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of the four-factor structure of the WISC-III has been questioned, particularly in terms of its utility in the diagnosis of ADHD based on the Freedom from Distractibility Index (FFD). A combined confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on the WISC-III and CMS...

Siekierski, Becky Mayes

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Investment in Corn-Ethanol Plants in the Midwestern United States: An Analysis Using Reduced-Form and Structural Models1  

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1 Investment in Corn-Ethanol Plants in the Midwestern United States: An Analysis Using Reduced-Form and Structural Models1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Karen E. Thome Abstract Ethanol has attracted considerable policy policy and strategic interactions affect decisions about when and where to invest in building new ethanol

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

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Int. J. Patt. Recog. Art. Intell., Special Issue on MR Brain Image Analysis, 1997 1 An Integrated Approach for Locating Neuroanatomical Structure from MRI1  

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Int. J. Patt. Recog. Art. Intell., Special Issue on MR Brain Image Analysis, 1997 1 An Integrated Approach for Locating Neuroanatomical Structure from MRI1 Lawrence H. Staib , Amit Chakrabortyy and James S results on synthetic and MR brain images show a significant improvement is achieved as a consequence

Duncan, James S.

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Int. J. Patt. Recog. Art. Intell., Special Issue on MR Brain Image Analysis, 1997 1 An Integrated Approach for Locating Neuroanatomical Structure from MRI 1  

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Int. J. Patt. Recog. Art. Intell., Special Issue on MR Brain Image Analysis, 1997 1 An Integrated Approach for Locating Neuroanatomical Structure from MRI 1 Lawrence H. Staib \\Lambda , Amit Chakraborty y gradient­ based surface finder. Experimental results on synthetic and MR brain images show a significant

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Discussion of "Development and Verification of an Analytical Solution for Fore-casting Nonlinear Kinematic Flood Waves" by Sergio E. Serrano  

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Kinematic Flood Waves" by Sergio E. Serrano Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, July/August 2006, Vol. 11, No presents an interesting method to forecast nonlinear kinematic flood waves (Serrano, 2006). As a first to the Kinematic Wave Equation (KWE). The range of time lags for which this analytical solution is applicable being

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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arXiv:0908.3746v1[astro-ph.SR]26Aug2009 Analytic modeling of the Moreton wave kinematics  

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arXiv:0908.3746v1[astro-ph.SR]26Aug2009 Analytic modeling of the Moreton wave kinematics M. Temmer expansion of the CME flanks), we calculate the kinematics of the associated Moreton wave signature. Those model input parameters are deter- mined which fit the observed Moreton wave kinematics best. Using

Temmer Manuela

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The effect of spatial micro-CT image resolution and surface complexity on the morphological 3D analysis of open porous structures  

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In material science microfocus X-ray computed tomography (micro-CT) is one of the most popular non-destructive techniques to visualise and quantify the internal structure of materials in 3D. Despite constant system improvements, state-of-the-art micro-CT images can still hold several artefacts typical for X-ray CT imaging that hinder further image-based processing, structural and quantitative analysis. For example spatial resolution is crucial for an appropriate characterisation as the voxel size essentially influences the partial volume effect. However, defining the adequate image resolution is not a trivial aspect and understanding the correlation between scan parameters like voxel size and the structural properties is crucial for comprehensive material characterisation using micro-CT. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of the spatial image resolution on the micro-CT based morphological analysis of three-dimensional (3D) open porous structures with a high surface complexity. In particular the correlation between the local surface properties and the accuracy of the micro-CT-based macro-morphology of 3D open porous Ti6Al4V structures produced by selective laser melting (SLM) was targeted and revealed for rough surfaces a strong dependence of the resulting structure characteristics on the scan resolution. Reducing the surface complexity by chemical etching decreased the sensitivity of the overall morphological analysis to the spatial image resolution and increased the detection limit. This study showed that scan settings and image processing parameters need to be customized to the material properties, morphological parameters under investigation and the desired final characteristics (in relation to the intended functional use). Customization of the scan resolution can increase the reliability of the micro-CT based analysis and at the same time reduce its operating costs. - Highlights: • We examine influence of the image resolution on ?CT-based morphological analysis. • Surface properties influence accuracy of ?CT-based morphology of porous structures. • Total porosity was the least sensitive to surface complexity and scan voxel size. • The beam thickness analysis was overestimated by the surface roughness. • Voxel size customization can significantly reduce a cost of the ?CT-based analysis.

Pyka, Grzegorz, E-mail: gregory.pyka@mtm.kuleuven.be [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – PB2450, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Kerckhofs, Greet [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – PB2450, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Biomechanics Research Unit, Université de Liege, Chemin des Chevreuils 1 - BAT 52/3, B-4000 Liège (Belgium); Schrooten, Jan; Wevers, Martine [Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – PB2450, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium)

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Identification and analysis of the human murine putative chromatin structure regulator SUPT6H and Supt6h  

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We have isolated and sequenced SUPT6H and Supt6h, the human and murine homologues of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans genes SPT6 (P using 1603 aa = 6.7 e-{sup 95}) and emb-5 (P using 1603 aa = 7.0 e-{sup 288}), respectively. The human and murine SPT6 homologues are virtually identical, as they share >98% identity and >99% similarity at the protein level. The derived amino acid sequences of these two genes predict a 1603-aa protein (human) and a 1726-bp protein (mouse), respectively. There were several known features, including a highly acidic 5{prime}-region, a degenerate SH2 domain, and a leucine zipper. These features are consistent with a nuclear protein that regulates transcription, whose extreme conservation underscores the likely importance of this gene in mammalian development. Expression of human and murine SPT6 homologues was analyzed by Northern blotting, which revealed a 7.0-kb transcript that was expressed constitutively. The SPT6 homologue was mapped to chromosome 17q11.2 in human by somatic cell hybrid analysis and in situ hybridization. These data indicate that SUPT6H and Supt6h are functionally analogous to SPT6 and emb-5 and may therefore regulate transcription through establishment or maintenance of chromatin structure. 23 refs., 3 figs.

Chiang, Pei-Wen; Wang, SuQing; Hillman, J. [Univ. of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)] [and others] [Univ. of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); and others

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DRAFT DO NOT QUOTE Energy Prices and Energy Intensity in China: A Structural Decomposition Analysis and Econometrics Study  

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Since the start of its economic reforms in 1978, China's energy prices relative to other prices have increased. At the same time, its energy intensity, i.e., energy consumption per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has declined dramatically, by about 70%, in spite of increases in energy consumption. Is this just a coincidence? Or does a systematic relationship exist between energy prices and energy intensity? In this study, we examine whether and how China’s energy price changes affect its energy intensity trend during 1980-2002 at a macro level. We conduct the research by using two complementary economic models: the input-output-based structural decomposition analysis (SDA) and econometric regression models and by using a decomposition method of own-price elasticity of energy intensity. Findings include a negative own-price elasticity of energy intensity, a price-inducement effect on energyefficiency improvement, and a greater sensitivity (in terms of the reaction of energy intensity towards changes in energy prices) of the industry sector, compared to the overall economy. Analysts can use these results as a starting point for China's energy and carbon

Xiaoyu Shi; Karen R. Polenske; Xiaoyu Shi; Karen R. Polenske

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematics and thermodynamics across a propagating non-stoichiometric oxidation phase front in spent fuel grains  

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Spent fuel contains mixtures, alloy and compound, but are dominated by U and O except for some UO{sub 2} fuels with burnable poisons (gadolinia in BWR rods), the other elements evolve during reactor operation from neutron reaction and fission + fission decay events. Due to decay, chemical composition and activity of spent fuel will continue to evolve after removal from reactors. During the time interval with significant radioactivity levels relevant for a geological repository, it is important to develop models for potential chemical responses in spent fuel and potential degradation of repository. One such potential impact is the oxidation of spent fuel, which results in initial phase change of UO{sub 2} lattice to U{sub 4}O{sub 9} and the next phase change is probably to U{sub 3}O{sub 8} although it has not been observed yet below 200C. The U{sub 4}O{sub 9} lattice is nonstoichiometric with a O/U weight ratio at 2.4. Preliminary indications are that the UO{sub 2} has a O/U of 2. 4 at the time just before it transforms into the U{sub 4}O{sub 9} phase. In the oxygen weight gain versus time response, a plateau appears as the O/U approaches 2.4. Part of this plateau is due to geometrical effects of a U{sub 4}O{sub 9} phase change front propagating into UO{sub 2} grain volumes; however, this may indicate a metastable phase change delay kinetics or a diffusional related delay time until the oxygen density can satisfy stoichiometry and energy conditions for phase changes. Experimental data show a front of U{sub 4}O{sub 9} lattice structure propagating into grains of the UO{sub 2} lattice. To describe this spatially inhomogenous oxidation phase transition, as well as the expected U{sub 3}O{sub 8} phase transition from the U{sub 4}O{sub 9} lattice, lattice models are developed and spatially discontinuous kinematic and energetic expressions are derived. 9 refs.

Stout, R.B.; Kansa, E.J.; Wijesinghe, A.M.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK (DST) THERMAL & SEISMIC PROJECT ESTABLISHMENT OF METHODOLOGY FOR TIME DOMAIN SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION ANALYSIS OF HANFORD DST  

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M&D Professional Services, Inc. (M&D) is under subcontract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to perform seismic analysis of the Hanford Site Double-Shell Tanks (DSTs) in support of a project entitled ''Double-Shell Tank DSV Integrity Project-DST Thermal and Seismic Analyses''. The overall scope of the project is to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST System at Hanford in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14. The thermal and operating loads analysis of the DSTs is documented in Rinker et al. (2004). The work statement provided to M&D (PNNL 2003) required that the seismic analysis of the DST assess the impacts of potentially non-conservative assumptions in previous analyses and account for the additional soil mass due to the as-found soil density increase, the effects of material degradation, additional thermal profiles applied to the full structure including the soil-structure response with the footings, the non-rigid (low frequency) response of the tank roof, the asymmetric seismic-induced soil loading, the structural discontinuity between the concrete tank wall and the support footing and the sloshing of the tank waste. The seismic analysis considers the interaction of the tank with the surrounding soil, and the effects of the primary tank contents. The DST and the surrounding soil are modeled as a system of finite elements. The depth and width of the soil incorporated into the analysis model are sufficient to obtain appropriately accurate analytical results. The analyses required to support the work statement differ from previous analysis of the DSTs in that the soil-structure interaction (SSI) model includes several (nonlinear) contact surfaces in the tank structure, and the contained waste must be modeled explicitly in order to capture the fluid-structure interaction behavior between the primary tank and contained waste. Soil-structure interaction analyses are traditionally solved in the frequency domain, but frequency domain analysis is limited to systems with linear responses. The nonlinear character of the coupled SSI model and tank structural model requires that the seismic analysis be solved in the time domain. However, time domain SSI analysis is somewhat nontraditional and requires that the appropriate methodology be developed and demonstrated. Moreover, the analysis of seismically induced fluid-structure interaction between the explicitly modeled waste and the primary tank must be benchmarked against known solutions to simpler problems before being applied to the more complex analysis of the DSTs. The objective of this investigation is to establish the methodology necessary to perform the required SSI analysis of the DSTs in the time domain. Specifically, the analysis establishes the capabilities and limitations of the time domain codes ANSYS and Dytran for performing seismic SSI analysis of the DSTs. The benchmarking of the codes Dytran and ANSYS for performing seismically induced fluid-structure interaction (FSI) between the contained waste and the DST primary tank are documented in Abatt (2006) and Carpenter and Abatt (2006), respectively. The results of those two studies show that both codes have the capability to analyze the fluid-structure interaction behavior of the primary tank and contained waste. As expected, Dytran appears to have more robust capabilities for FSI analysis. The ANSYS model used in that study captures much of the FSI behavior, but does have some limitations for predicting the convective response of the waste and possibly the response of the waste in the knuckle region of the primary tank. While Dytran appears to have somewhat stronger capabilities for the analysis of the FSI behavior in the primary tank, it is more practical for the overall analysis to use ANSYS. Thus, Dytran served the purpose of helping to identify limitations in the ANSYS FSI analysis so that those limitations can be addressed in the structural evaluation of the primary tank. The limitations of ANSYS for predicting the details of the convective

MACKEY, T.C.

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Corresponding author Kinematics and Workspace Analysis of a Three-Axis Parallel  

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and more researchers who consider them as valuable alternative design for robotic mechanisms1-3 . As stated: the Orthoglide A.Pashkevich1 , D. Chablat2* , P. Wenger2 1 Robotic Laboratory, Belarusian State University platform, which moves in the Cartesian x-y-z space with fixed orientation. New solutions to solve inverse

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Assessing Stability of the Knee In Vitro Using Envelope Normalized Kinematics and Principal Component Analysis  

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!""#""$%&'()*+$,$)-'./')0#'1%##'2%'3$)4.'5"$%&'6%7#,.8#'9.4:*,$;#4$%=$8*,'?.:8.%#%)'!%*,-"$"'''For Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Master of Science'''!"#$%&'()#*"+,&&&Experimental Joint Biomechanics... Luchies, Committee member Dr. Sarah Kieweg, Committee member _____________________________ Date Defended&&&'''& ! ""! #$%!#$%&"&!'())"**%%!+(,!-."*/!012"3.,(!2%,*"+"%&!*$.*!*$"&!"&!*$%!.44,(5%6!5...

Fucinaro, Kaity

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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First results from the CALYPSO IRAM-PdBI survey. I. Kinematics of the inner envelope of NGC1333-IRAS2A  

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The structure and kinematics of Class 0 protostars on scales of a few hundred AU is poorly known. Recent observations have revealed the presence of Keplerian disks with a diameter of 150-180 AU in L1527-IRS and VLA1623A, but it is not clear if such disks are common in Class 0 protostars. Here we present high-angular-resolution observations of two methanol lines in NGC1333-IRAS2A. We argue that these lines probe the inner envelope, and we use them to study the kinematics of this region. Our observations suggest the presence of a marginal velocity gradient normal to the direction of the outflow. However, the position velocity diagrams along the gradient direction appear inconsistent with a Keplerian disk. Instead, we suggest that the emission originates from the infalling and perhaps slowly rotating envelope, around a central protostar of 0.1-0.2 M$_\\odot$. If a disk is present, it is smaller than the disks of L1527-IRS and VLA1623A, perhaps suggesting that NGC1333-IRAS2A is younger.

Maret, S; Maury, A J; Gueth, F; André, Ph; Cabrit, S; Codella, C; Bontemps, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light output function and assembly of the time-of-flight enhanced diagnostics neutron spectrometer plastic scintillators for background reduction by double kinematic selection at EAST  

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The 2.5 MeV neutron spectrometer TOFED (Time-Of-Flight Enhanced Diagnostics) has been constructed to perform advanced neutron emission spectroscopy diagnosis of deuterium plasmas on EAST. The instrument has a double-ring structure which, in combination with pulse shape digitization, allows for a dual kinematic selection in the time-of-flight/recoil proton energy (tof/E{sub p}) space, thus improving the spectrometer capability to resolve fast ion signatures in the neutron spectrum, in principle up to a factor ?100. The identification and separation of features from the energetic ions in the neutron spectrum depends on the detailed knowledge of the instrument response function, both in terms of the light output function of the scintillators and the effect of undesired multiple neutron scatterings in the instrument. This work presents the determination of the light output function of the TOFED plastic scintillator detectors and their geometrical assembly. Results from dedicated experiments with ?-ray sources and quasi-monoenergetic neutron beams are presented. Implications on the instrument capability to perform background suppression based on double kinematic selection are discussed.

Peng, X. Y.; Chen, Z. J.; Zhang, X.; Hu, Z. M.; Du, T. F.; Cui, Z. Q.; Xie, X. F.; Ge, L. J.; Yuan, X.; Li, X. Q.; Zhang, G. H.; Chen, J. X.; Fan, T. S., E-mail: tsfan@pku.edu.cn [School of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Gorini, G.; Nocente, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Piazza della Scienza 3, 20126 Milano (Italy); Istituto di Fisica del Plasma “P. Caldirola,” EURATOM-ENEA-CNR Association, Via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano (Italy); Tardocchi, M. [Istituto di Fisica del Plasma “P. Caldirola,” EURATOM-ENEA-CNR Association, Via Cozzi 53, 20125 Milano (Italy); Hu, L. Q.; Zhong, G. Q.; Lin, S. Y.; Wan, B. N. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, Anhui (China)

2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Internal Kinematics of Galaxies at z=0.25-0.45  

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Low-mass starbursting galaxies have been proposed as the explanation of the excess of faint galaxies observed at intermediate redshifts. If this hypothesis is correct, then intermediate redshift galaxies should rotate more slowly than nearby galaxies with the same rest-frame luminosity. We present the results of a survey of the internal kinematics of intermediate redshift (z = 0.25-0.45) field galaxies to search for this effect. Using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, spatially-resolved spectra of the [O II] $\\lambda\\lambda$ 3726- 3729 \\AA doublet emission line have been obtained for 22 galaxies. V$_{\\rm rot} $ sin i and [O II] disk scale lengths have been extracted from each galaxy spectrum using a Bayesian fitting technique. Galaxies in the sample are found to be $\\sim$1.5-2.0 mag brighter than expected from their rotation velocity and the local Tully-Fisher (TF) relation. Low-mass galaxies exhibit a wider range of evolution relative to the TF relation than high-mass galaxies. The main source of uncertainty in this result is the large scatter in the local TF relation for late-type galaxies. Luminosity-dependent luminosity evolution neatly reconciles the lack of evolution seen in other works with the results of our survey. It is also found that the overall properties of [OII] kinematics at intermediate redshifts are varied. For example, 25% of the field galaxies in the sample have [OII] kinematics unrelated to rotation; [OII] emission is confined to the nucleus in most of these galaxies. Anomalous kinematics is found to be related to the presence of companions -- i.e. minor merger events. A Doppler ellipse similar to those found in local dwarf galaxies has been observed in a z = 0.35 galaxy, and may be interpreted as a supernova-driven supershell.

Luc Simard; Christopher J. Pritchet

1996-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The Kinematics and Dynamics of the Globular Clusters and the Planetary Nebulae of NGC 5128  

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A new kinematic and dynamic study of the halo of the giant elliptical galaxy, NGC 5128, is presented. From a spectroscopically confirmed sample of 340 globular clusters and 780 planetary nebulae, the rotation amplitude, rotation axis, velocity dispersion, and the total dynamical mass are determined for the halo of NGC 5128. The globular cluster kinematics were searched for both radial dependence and metallicity dependence by subdividing the globular cluster sample into 158 metal-rich ([Fe/H] > -1.0) and 178 metal-poor ([Fe/H] < -1.0) globular clusters. Our results show the kinematics of the metal-rich and metal-poor subpopulations are quite similar. The kinematics are compared to the planetary nebula population where differences are apparent in the outer regions of the halo. The total mass of NGC 5128 is found using the Tracer Mass estimator (Evans et al. 2003), to determine the mass supported by internal random motions, and the spherical component of the Jeans equation to determine the mass supported by rotation. We find a total mass of (1.0+/-0.2) x 10^(12) Msun from the planetary nebulae data out to a projected radius of 90 kpc and (1.3+/-0.5) x 10^(12) Msun from the globular clusters out to a projected radius of 50 kpc. Lastly, we present a new and homogeneous catalog of known globular clusters in NGC 5128. This catalog combines all previous definitive cluster identifications from radial velocity studies and HST imaging studies, as well as 80 new globular clusters from a study of M.A. Beasley et al. (2007, in preparation).

Kristin A. Woodley; William E. Harris; Michael A. Beasley; Eric W. Peng; Terry J. Bridges; Duncan A. Forbes; Gretchen L. H. Harris

2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulation and kinematics of mechanically-generated short gravity waves riding on long waves  

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for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Ocean Engineering MODULATION AND KINEMATICS OF MECHANICALLY- GENERATED SHORT GRAVITY WAVES RIDING ON LONG WAVES A Thesis by C~S ANTHONY SPELL Approved as to style and content by: Jun Zhang... fundamental nonlinear wave interaction occurring in an irregular wave field. The objectives of the present study are now stated: ~ Generate a dual-component wave formed from the interaction of two inde- pendently propagating monochromatic wave trains in a...

Spell, Charles Anthony

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of biomimetics in the application of robotic locomotion with a focus on structures, materials and dynamics  

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Biomimetics is the study and analysis of natural systems to inform engineering design and technology development. Through interdisciplinary research and analysis of natural phenomena, engineers are able to gain valuable ...

Miller, Ari Parsons

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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968 jf.R.Macdonald so much. It seems that this time we have to abandon the details of kinematics  

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968 jf.R.Macdonald so much. It seems that this time we have to abandon the details of kinematics Materials BY J. R. MACDONALD* Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford Communicatedby -7. H. E. Grifiths; MS. receaved

Macdonald, James Ross

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Towards practical implementation of computational solution of the Kinematic -wave Model for simulating traffic-flow scenarios  

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The Kinematic-wave model is one of the models proposed to simulate vehicular traffic. It has not received widespread use because of poor understanding of associated interface conditions and early use of incorrect numerical schemes used. This thesis...

Kumar, Nishant

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Variable Quadriceps and Hamstring Loading Configurations on Knee Joint Kinematics During In Vitro Testing  

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in in vitro simulation. This study has two objectives to be examined during a deep knee squat: 1) measure the patellofemoral kinematics as a function of different loading configurations of the extensor mechanism and 2) measure the changes in tibiofemoral...

Shalhoub, Sami

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Ankle Kinematics between Soft and Semi-Rigid Ankle Orthoses for Field-Sport Activities .  

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??Purpose of study: Examine ASO (soft) and Malleoloc semi-rigid stirrup (SRS) ankle orthosis designs on ankle kinematics during field-sport movements: sprint, one-legged jump, and 45-degree… (more)

Becker, Shannon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Cell, Vol. 20, 855866, December 22, 2005, Copyright 2005 by Elsevier Inc. DOI 10.1016/j.molcel.2005.11.003 Structural Analysis of the Anaphase-Promoting  

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.molcel.2005.11.003 Structural Analysis of the Anaphase-Promoting Complex Reveals Multiple Active Sites of Structural Biology The Institute of Cancer Research Chester Beatty Laboratories 237 Fulham Road London, SW3 6 is limited. Here, we deter- mined the structure of yeast APC/C by cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). Docking

Passmore, Lori A.

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Structural Analysis of Phospholipase A2 from Functional Perspective. 1. Functionally Relevant Solution Structure and Roles of the Hydrogen-Bonding  

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from the crystal structure: the first three residues at the N-terminus, the calcium-binding loop (Y25-T36), and the surface loop (V63-N72) appear to be flexible; the R-helical conformation of helix B (E17.1.1.4), part of the growing PLA2 super family (1, 2), are calcium-dependent lipolytic enzymes. The enzymes

Tsai, Ming-Daw

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Automated 3D trabecular bone structure analysis of the proximal femur—prediction of biomechanical strength by CT and DXA  

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z ORIGINAL ARTICLE Automated 3D trabecular bone structureIntroduction An automated 3D segmentation algorithm wasstudy was to use an automated 3D segmentation algorithm to

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DENSITY AND KINEMATIC CUSPS IN M54 AT THE HEART OF THE SAGITTARIUS DWARF GALAXY: EVIDENCE FOR A 10{sup 4} M {sub sun} BLACK HOLE?  

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We report the detection of a stellar density cusp and a velocity dispersion increase in the center of the globular cluster M54, located at the center of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy (Sgr). The central line-of-sight velocity dispersion is 20.2 {+-} 0.7 km s{sup -1}, decreasing to 16.4 {+-} 0.4 km s{sup -1} at 2.''5 (0.3 pc). Modeling the kinematics and surface density profiles as the sum of a King model and a point-mass yields a black hole mass of {approx}9400 M {sub sun}. However, the observations can alternatively be explained if the cusp stars possess moderate radial anisotropy. A Jeans analysis of the Sgr nucleus reveals a strong tangential anisotropy, probably a relic from the formation of the system.

Ibata, R.; Varghese, A. [Observatoire Astronomique, Universite de Strasbourg, CNRS, 11, rue de l'Universite, F-67000 Strasbourg (France); Bellazzini, M. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127, Bologna (Italy); Chapman, S. C.; Irwin, M. [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Dalessandro, E.; Ferraro, F.; Lanzoni, B.; Miocchi, P. [Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita'degli Studi di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Lewis, G. F. [Institute of Astronomy, School of Physics, A29 University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Mackey, A. D. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ (United Kingdom)], E-mail: ibata@astro.u-strasbg.fr

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Population structure of spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in Texas bays and estuaries as revealed by analysis of microsatellite DNA  

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). Microsatellites are short, repetitive stretches of DNA composed of tandem repeat units. Microsatellites are thought to be ideal genetic markers for studies of population structure because they are inherited in a Mendelian fashion, highly polymorphic, and easy...

Stewart, Leah Beth

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining Commuting Times and Jobs-housing Imbalance in Seoul: An Empirical Analysis of Urban Spatial Structure  

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-introduced bus transportation reform (BTR) in 2004 and reformed fare and ticketing structures in 2009. This research focuses on the relationships between socioeconomic characteristics and commuting patterns by applying smart card data that includes individual...

Jin, Sun Mi

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear structure and reactions with stored nuclei  

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The use of ion-storage rings is discussed for studies of nuclear reactions and structure, with emphasis on energetic beams of short- lived, radioactive nuclei. Aspects of internal versus external luminosity are considered as well as other issues connected with the inverse kinematics of reactions induced by a circulating beam of complex nuclei. Some of the physics motivation that is driving studies with radioactive beams is described.

Henning, W.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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THE BOLOCAM GALACTIC PLANE SURVEY. VIII. A MID-INFRARED KINEMATIC DISTANCE DISCRIMINATION METHOD  

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We present a new distance estimation method for dust-continuum-identified molecular cloud clumps. Recent (sub-)millimeter Galactic plane surveys have cataloged tens of thousands of these objects, plausible precursors to stellar clusters, but detailed study of their physical properties requires robust distance determinations. We derive Bayesian distance probability density functions (DPDFs) for 770 objects from the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey in the Galactic longitude range 7. Degree-Sign 5 {<=} l {<=} 65 Degree-Sign . The DPDF formalism is based on kinematic distances, and uses any number of external data sets to place prior distance probabilities to resolve the kinematic distance ambiguity (KDA) for objects in the inner Galaxy. We present here priors related to the mid-infrared absorption of dust in dense molecular regions and the distribution of molecular gas in the Galactic disk. By assuming a numerical model of Galactic mid-infrared emission and simple radiative transfer, we match the morphology of (sub-)millimeter thermal dust emission with mid-infrared absorption to compute a prior DPDF for distance discrimination. Selecting objects first from (sub-)millimeter source catalogs avoids a bias towards the darkest infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) and extends the range of heliocentric distance probed by mid-infrared extinction and includes lower-contrast sources. We derive well-constrained KDA resolutions for 618 molecular cloud clumps, with approximately 15% placed at or beyond the tangent distance. Objects with mid-infrared contrast sufficient to be cataloged as IRDCs are generally placed at the near kinematic distance. Distance comparisons with Galactic Ring Survey KDA resolutions yield a 92% agreement. A face-on view of the Milky Way using resolved distances reveals sections of the Sagittarius and Scutum-Centaurus Arms. This KDA-resolution method for large catalogs of sources through the combination of (sub-)millimeter and mid-infrared observations of molecular cloud clumps is generally applicable to other dust-continuum Galactic plane surveys.

Ellsworth-Bowers, Timothy P.; Glenn, Jason; Battersby, Cara; Ginsburg, Adam; Bally, John [CASA, University of Colorado, UCB 389, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Rosolowsky, Erik [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 (Canada); Mairs, Steven [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8P 1A1 (Canada); Evans, Neal J. II [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1400, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Shirley, Yancy L., E-mail: timothy.ellsworthbowers@colorado.edu [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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On the kinematics and resolution of spectrometers for neutron Brillouin scattering  

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Neutron Brillouin scattering involves measurement of excitations at smaller Q values than in currently customary. We outline the kinematic constraints on scattering angle and incident energy for excitations with both linear dispersion (sound waves) and parabolic dispersion (ferromagnetic spin waves), and discuss the resolution characteristics of the chopper spectrometer proposed for LANSCE which should be suitable for such studies. In particular, we demonstrate that longitudinal resolution focusing can be exploited both in neutron energy gain and in neutron energy loss. 13 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

Robinson, R.A.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing surge and continuous irrigation alternatives using a kinematic wave model  

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Surface Methods Surge Irrigation 1 2 5 LITERATURE REVIEW Surge Combined With Cutback Infiltration Surface Irrigation Models BACKGROUND OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS 10 12 14 20 Hydrodynamic Zero Inertia Volume Balance Kinematic Wave Advance...t ~6X ]) l 6t . . (26) The equation of continuity for the first cell is (Elliott et al. , 1982), + Z )+ + (A + Z )(1 -e)]6X 6t L R R R 6X1)]+ (1 ? 8)( )( + Z )6X1 6t 6t . . (27) where: A = flow area (L ), 2 Z = infiltrated volume per unit...

Crenwelge, Kathryn Ann

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Stirling engine as an energy conversion subsystem for paraboloidal dish solar thermal power plants  

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The potential of a suitably designed and economically manufactured Stirling engine as the energy conversion subsystem of a paraboloidal dish-Stirling solar thermal power module has been estimated. Results obtained by elementary cycle analyses have been shown to match quite well the performance characteristics of an advanced kinematic Stirling engine, the United Stirling P-40, as established by current prototypes of the engine and by a more sophisticated analytic model of its advanced derivative. In addition to performance, brief consideration has been given to other Stirling engine criteria such as durability, reliability, and serviceability. Production costs have not been considered here.

Bowyer, J.M.

1984-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Quinn, M.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Central Kiloparsec of Seyfert and Inactive Host Galaxies: a Comparison of Two-Dimensional Stellar and Gaseous Kinematics  

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We investigate the properties of the two-dimensional distribution and kinematics of ionised gas and stars in the central kiloparsecs of a matched sample of nearby active (Seyfert) and inactive galaxies, using the SAURON Integral Field Unit on the William Herschel Telescope. The ionised gas distributions show a range of low excitation regions such as star formation rings in Seyferts and inactive galaxies, and high excitation regions related to photoionisation by the AGN. The stellar kinematics of all galaxies in the sample show regular rotation patterns typical of disc-like systems, with kinematic axes which are well aligned with those derived from the outer photometry and which provide a reliable representation of the galactic line of nodes. After removal of the non-gravitational components due to e.g. AGN-driven outflows, the ionised gas kinematics in both the Seyfert and inactive galaxies are also dominated by rotation with global alignment between stars and gas in most galaxies. This result is consistent with previous findings from photometric studies that the large-scale light distribution of Seyfert hosts are similar to inactive hosts. However, fully exploiting the two-dimensional nature of our spectroscopic data, deviations from axisymmetric rotation in the gaseous velocity fields are identified that suggest the gaseous kinematics are more disturbed at small radii in the Seyfert galaxies compared with the inactive galaxies, providing a tentative link between nuclear gaseous streaming and nuclear activity.

Gaelle Dumas; Carole Mundell; Eric Emsellem; Neil Nagar

2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared [Fe II] emission from P Cygni's nebula: Atomic data, mass, kinematics, and the 1600 A.D. outburst  

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We present moderate and high-dispersion 1-2.5 micron spectra of the 10 arcsec nebula around P Cygni, dominated by bright emission lines of [Fe II]. Observed [Fe II] line ratios disagree with theoretical transition rates in the literature, so we use the spectrum of P Cygni's nebula to constrain the atomic data for low-lying levels of [Fe II]. Of particular interest is the ratio [Fe II] 12567/16435, often used as a reddening indicator, for which we empirically derive an intrinsic value of 1.49, which is 10--40 per cent higher than previous estimates. High-dispersion spectra of [Fe II] 16435 constrain the geometry, detailed structure, and kinematics of P Cygni's nebula, which is the major product of P Cygni's outburst in 1600 A.D. We use the [N II]/[N I] line ratio to conclude that the nebula is mostly ionized with a total mass of ~0.1 Msun; more than the mass lost by the stellar wind since the eruption. For this mass, we would expect a larger infrared excess than observed. We propose that the dust which obscured the star after the outburst has since been largely destroyed, releasing Fe into the gas phase to produce the bright [Fe II] emission. The kinetic energy of this shell is ~2e46 ergs, far less than the kinetic energy released during the giant eruption of eta Car in the 1840s. The mass and kinetic energy in the nebulae of eta Car and P Cygni give insight to the range of parameters expected for extragalactic eta Car-like eruptions.

Nathan Smith; Patrick Hartigan

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the near-edge X-ray-absorption fine-structure of anthracene: A combined theoretical and experimental study  

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The near-edge fine structure of the carbon K-edge absorption spectrum of anthracene was measured and theoretically analyzed by density functional theory calculations implemented in the StoBe code. It is demonstrated that the consideration of electronic relaxation of excited states around localized core holes yields a significant improvement of the calculated excitation energies and reproduces the experimentally observed fine structure well. The detailed analysis of excitation spectra calculated for each symmetry inequivalent excitation center allows in particular to examine the influence of chemical shifts and core hole effects on the excitation energies. Moreover, the visualization of final states explains the large variations in the oscillator strength of various transitions as well as the nature of Rydberg-states that exhibit a notable density of states below the ionization potentials.

Klues, Michael; Witte, Gregor, E-mail: gregor.witte@physik.uni-marburg.de [Molekulare Festkörperphysik, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)] [Molekulare Festkörperphysik, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany); Hermann, Klaus, E-mail: hermann@FHI-Berlin.MPG.de [Inorganic Chemistry Department, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin (Germany)] [Inorganic Chemistry Department, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin (Germany)

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Dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanoparticle/nanotube bilayer structure and their equivalent circuit analysis  

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Dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanoparticle/nanotube bilayer structure and their equivalent 2011, Accepted 1st December 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c2nr11617k Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) were to become an essential component of future global energy production. Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs)1

Lin, Zhiqun

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Stellar substructures in the solar neighbourhood IV. Kinematic Group 1 in the Geneva-Copenhagen survey  

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We determine detailed elemental abundances in stars belonging to the so-called Group 1 of the Geneva-Copenhagen survey (GCS) and compare the chemical composition with the Galactic thin- and thick-disc stars, with the GCS Group 2 and Group 3 stars, as well as with several kinematic streams of similar metallicities. The aim is to search for chemical signatures that might give information about the formation history of this kinematic group of stars. High-resolution spectra were obtained with the Fibre-fed Echelle Spectrograph (FIES) spectrograph at the Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma, and were analysed with a differential model atmosphere method. Comparison stars were observed and analysed with the same method. The average value of [Fe/H] for the 37 stars of Group 1 is -0.20 +- 0.14 dex. Investigated Group 1 stars can be separated into three age subgroups. Along with the main 8- and 12-Gyr-old populations, a subgroup of stars younger than 5 Gyr can be separated as well. Abundances of oxygen, alpha-elements, a...

Ženovien?, R; Nordström, B; Stonkut?, E; Barisevi?ius, G

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Feeding versus Feedback in NGC4151 probed with Gemini NIFS. II. Kinematics  

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We have used the Gemini NIFS to map the gas kinematics of the inner 200x500pc of the Seyfert galaxy NGC4151 in the Z, J, H and K bands at a resolving power 5000 and spatial resolution of 8pc. The ionised gas emission is most extended along the known ionisation bi-cone at position angle PA=60-240deg, but is observed also along its equatorial plane. This indicates that the AGN ionizes gas beyond the borders of the bi-cone, within a sphere with 1arcsec radius around the nucleus. The ionised gas has three kinematic components: (1) one observed at the systemic velocity and interpreted as originating in the galaxy disk; (2) one outflowing along the bi-cone, with line-of-sight velocities between -600 and 600 km/s and strongest emission at +/-(100-300)km/s; (3) and another component due to the interaction of the radio jet with ambient gas. The mass outflow rate, estimated to be 1 M_Sun/yr along each cone, exceeds the inferred black hole accretion rate by a factor of 100. There is no evidence in our data for the gradu...

Storchi-Bergmann, T; McGregor, P J; Riffel, Rogemar A; Beck, T; Martini, P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of spiral wave dynamics in weakly excitable media: asymptotic reduction to a kinematic model and applications  

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In a weakly excitable medium, characterized by a large threshold stimulus, the free end of an isolated broken plane wave (wave tip) can either rotate (steadily or unsteadily) around a large excitable core, thereby producing a spiral pattern, or retract causing the wave to vanish at boundaries. An asymptotic analysis of spiral motion and retraction is carried out in this weakly excitable large core regime starting from the free-boundary limit of the reaction-diffusion models, valid when the excited region is delimited by a thin interface. The wave description is shown to naturally split between the tip region and a far region that are smoothly matched on an intermediate scale. This separation allows us to rigorously derive an equation of motion for the wave tip, with the large scale motion of the spiral wavefront slaved to the tip. This kinematic description provides both a physical picture and exact predictions for a wide range of wave behavior, including: (i) steady rotation (frequency and core radius), (ii) exact treatment of the meandering instability in the free-boundary limit with the prediction that the frequency of unstable motion is half the primary steady frequency (iii) drift under external actions (external field with application to axisymmetric scroll ring motion in three-dimensions, and spatial or/and time-dependent variation of excitability), and (iv) the dynamics of multi-armed spiral waves with the new prediction that steadily rotating waves with two or more arms are linearly unstable. Numerical simulations of FitzHug-Nagumo kinetics are used to test several aspects of our results. In addition, we discuss the semi-quantitative extension of this theory to finite cores and pinpoint mathematical subtleties related to the thin interface limit of singly diffusive reaction-diffusion models.

Vincent Hakim; Alain Karma

1999-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Deuteron Spin Structure Functions in the Resonance and DIS Regions  

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We derive relations between spin-dependent nuclear and nucleon g_1 and g_2 structure functions, valid at all Q^2, and in both the resonance and deep inelastic regions. We apply the formalism to the specific case of the deuteron, which is often used as a source of neutron structure information, and compare the size of the nuclear corrections calculated using exact kinematics and using approximations applicable at large Q^2.

S. Kulagin; W. Melnitchouk

2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / MAY 2001 / 527 APPARENT PERIODS OF A BUILDING. II: TIME-FREQUENCY ANALYSIS  

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of a two-part paper, the analysis of the apparent frequency of a seven-story reinforced-concrete hotel. The results also suggest ``self healing'' believed to result from settlement of the soil with time and dynamic compaction from aftershock shaking. Implications of such high variability of the system frequency

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Analysis of the murine Dtk gene identifies conservation of genomic structure within a new receptor tyrosine kinase subfamily  

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The receptor tyrosine kinase Dtk/Tyro 3/Sky/rse/brt/tif is a member of a new subfamily of receptors that also includes Axl/Ufo/Ark and Eyk/Mer. These receptors are characterized by the presence of two immunoglobulin-like loops and two fibronectin type III repeats in their extracellular domains. The structure of the murine Dtk gene has been determined. The gene consists of 21 exons that are distributed over 21 kb of genomic DNA. An isoform of Dtk is generated by differential splicing of exons from the 5{prime} region of the gene. The overall genomic structure of Dtk is virtually identical to that determined for the human UFO gene. This particular genomic organization is likely to have been duplicated and closely maintained throughout evolution. 38 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Lewis, P.M.; Crosier, K.E.; Crosier, P.S. [Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)] [and others] [Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); and others

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Partial-Wave Analysis of the Centrally Produced ?+?- System in pp Reactions at COMPASS  

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COMPASS is a fixed-target experiment at CERN SPS which investigates the structure and spectroscopy of hadrons. During nine weeks in 2008 and 2009, a 190 GeV/c proton beam impinging on a liquid hydrogen target was used in order to study the production of exotic mesons and glueball candidates at central rapidities. As no bias on the production mechanism was introduced by the trigger system, the contribution from diffractive dissociation of the beam proton poses a challenge. We select a centrally produced sample by kinematic cuts and introduce a model to describe the data in terms of partial waves. Preliminary fits are presented, which are consistent with results from previous experiments. Particular attention is paid to the ambiguities in the amplitude analysis of the two-pseudoscalar final state.

A. Austregesilo; T. Schlueter; for the COMPASS collaboration

2012-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic structure analysis and properties of Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4} grown by sol–gel method  

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Highlights: ? Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4} nanopowders were obtained by sol–gel method. ? SEM/EDX imaging and chemical analysis have been done. ? XPS electronic structure was examined and discussed. ? The terminal and equatorial Ce-O bonds contributions were determined in O2p states. ? The energy gap was estimated by valence band and electrical measurements. -- Abstract: Sr{sub 2}CeO{sub 4} is a very promising material due to its various industrial applications, e.g. for the construction of field emission displays and light emitting diodes. In this work, the phosphor was synthesized by the sol–gel method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) methods. They proved to be very good structural properties of the material and identified negligible impurities from the technological process. The decomposition of the surface of the nanocrystals was found but this did not decrease the spectral features of the compound. The analysis of the XPS O2p lines revealed contributions of two kinds of bonds: terminal and equatorial ones, in the ratio of 2/4. They are separated by 1.2 eV what is in agreement with the observed absorption spectra. A presence of the decomposed layers may produce asymmetric widening of the emission spectra towards a lower energy.

Talik, E., E-mail: talik@us.edu.pl [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Lipi?ska, L. [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ul. Wólczy?ska 133, 01-919 Warszawa (Poland)] [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ul. Wólczy?ska 133, 01-919 Warszawa (Poland); Skrzypek, D. [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland)] [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Skuta, A. [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland) [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ul. Wólczy?ska 133, 01-919 Warszawa (Poland); Zajdel, P.; Guzik, A.; Duda, H. [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland)] [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice (Poland)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural FEM analysis of the strut-to-fuselage joint of a two-seat composite aircraft  

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An analysis of a strut-to-fuselage joint is realized in order to evaluate the zones with a high probability of failure by means of a safety factor. The whole section is analyzed using the Finite Element Method (FEM) so as to estimate static resistance behavior, therefore it is necessary a numerical mock-up of the section, the mechanical properties of the Carbon-Epoxy (C-Ep) material, and to evaluate the applied loads. Results of the analysis show that the zones with higher probability of failure are found around the wing strut and the fuselage joint, with a safety factor lower than expected in comparison with the average safety factor used on aircrafts built mostly with metals.

Vargas-Rojas, Erik, E-mail: erikvargasrojas@hotmail.com; Camarena-Arellano, Diego, E-mail: erikvargasrojas@hotmail.com; Hernández-Moreno, Hilario, E-mail: erikvargasrojas@hotmail.com [IPN, ESIME Ticomán, Av. Ticomán 600, Col. San José Ticomán 07340 (Mexico)

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HANFORD DST THERMAL & SEISMIC PROJECT DYTRAN ANALYSIS OF SEISMICALLY INDUCED FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN A HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL PRIMARY TANK  

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Revision 0A of this document contains new Appendices C and D. Appendix C contains a re-analysis of the rigid and flexible tanks at the 460 in. liquid level and was motivated by recommendations from a Project Review held on March 20-21, 2006 (Rinker et al Appendix E of RPP-RPT-28968 Rev 1). Appendix D contains the benchmark solutions in support of the analyses in Appendix C.

MACKEY TC; RINKER MW; ABATT FG

2007-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Bonding Structure of Phenylacetylene on Hydrogen-Terminated Si(111) and Si(100): Surface Photoelectron Spectroscopy Analysis and Ab Initio Calculations  

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Interfaces between phenylacetylene (PA) monolayers and two silicon surfaces, Si(111) and Si(100), are probed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy, and the results are analyzed using ab initio molecular orbital calculations. The monolayer systems are prepared via the surface hydrosilylation reaction between PA and hydrogen-terminated silicon surfaces. The following spectral features are obtained for both of the PA-Si(111) and PA-Si(100) systems: a broad {pi}-{pi}* shakeup peak at 292 eV (XPS), a broad first ionization peak at 3.8 eV (UPS), and a low-energy C 1s {yields} {pi}* resonance peak at 284.3 eV (NEXAFS). These findings are ascribed to a styrene-like {pi}-conjugated molecular structure at the PA-Si interface by comparing the experimental data with theoretical analysis results. A conclusion is drawn that the vinyl group can keep its {pi}-conjugation character on the hydrogen-terminated Si(100) [H:Si(100)] surface composed of the dihydride (SiH{sub 2}) groups as well as on hydrogen-terminated Si(111) having the monohydride (SiH) group. The formation mechanism of the PA-Si(100) interface is investigated within cluster ab initio calculations, and the possible structure of the H:Si(100) surface is discussed based on available data.

M Kondo; T Mates; D Fischer; F Wudl; E Kramer

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Mean Field Analysis of the Exchange Coupling (J) For 2- and 3-D Structured Tetracyanoethylenide (TCNE -)-based Magnets  

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Mean field expressions based on the simple Heisenberg model were derived to correlate the inter- and intralayer exchange coupling to the critical temperatures, Tc, for several TCNE (tetracyanoethylene) based magnets with extended 2- and 3-D structure types. These expressions were used to estimate the exchange coupling, J, for 2-D ferrimagnetic [MII(TCNE)(NCMe)2]+ (M = Mn, Fe), 3-D antiferromagnetic MnII(TCNE)[C4(CN)8]1/2, and 3-D ferrimagnetic MnII(TCNE)3/2(I3)1/2. The sign and magnitude of the exchange coupling are in accord with previously reported magnetic data.

McConnell, Amber C. [University of Utah; Fishman, Randy Scott [ORNL; Miller, Joel S. [University of Utah

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Geophys. J. Int. (1992) 108, 604-612 Kinematic inversion for qP-and qS-waves in inhomogeneous  

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Geophys. J. Int. (1992) 108, 604-612 Kinematic inversion for qP- and qS-waves in inhomogeneous; in original form 1991 March 26 SUMMARY We propose a kinematic inversion technique based on the first traveltimes of quasi-compressional as well as split quasi-shear waves, even if the initial unperturbed medium

Cerveny, Vlastislav

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EMSL - chemical analysis  

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chemical-analysis en Magnesium behavior and structural defects in Mg+ ion implanted silicon carbide. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublicationsmagnesium-behavior-and-structural-...

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A Classical Morphological Analysis of Galaxies in the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G)  

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The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G) is the largest available database of deep, homogeneous middle-infrared (mid-IR) images of galaxies of all types. The survey, which includes 2352 nearby galaxies, reveals galaxy morphology only minimally affected by interstellar extinction. This paper presents an atlas and classifications of S4G galaxies in the Comprehensive de Vaucouleurs revised Hubble-Sandage (CVRHS) system. The CVRHS system follows the precepts of classical de Vaucouleurs (1959) morphology, modified to include recognition of other features such as inner, outer, and nuclear lenses, nuclear rings, bars, and disks, spheroidal galaxies, X patterns and box/peanut structures, OLR subclass outer rings and pseudorings, bar ansae and barlenses, parallel sequence late-types, thick disks, and embedded disks in 3D early-type systems. We show that our CVRHS classifications are internally consistent, and that nearly half of the S4G sample consists of extreme late-type systems (mostly bulgeless, p...

Buta, R; Athanassoula, E; Bosma, A; Knapen, J; Laurikainen, E; Salo, H; Elmegreen, D; Ho, L; Zaritsky, D; Courtois, H; Hinz, J; Muñoz-Mateos, J-C; Kim, T; Regan, M; Gadotti, D; de Paz, A Gil; Laine, J; Menendez-Delmestre, K; Comeron, Sebastien; Ferrer, S Erroz; Seibert, M; Mizusawa, T; Holwerda, B; Madore, B

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Online available since 2007/Dec/15 Structure Analysis of Nanocrystalline MgO Aerogel Prepared by Sol-Gel Method  

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Abstract. Wet gel obtained by sol-gel technique was dried in supercritical CO2 to prepare hydrated form of magnesium oxide. Calcination at 723 K under vacuum yielded nanocrystalline MgO aerogel. Structure studies were performed by X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microcopies. Electron microscopy images reveal rough, unfolded and ramified structure of solid skeleton. Specific surface area SBET was equal to 238 m 2 /g. X-ray pattern reveals the broadened diffraction lines of periclase, the only crystalline form of magnesium oxide. The gamma crystallite 1 4 size distribution was determined using FW / M method proposed by R. Pielaszek. The obtained 5 5 values of and ? (measure of polydispersity) of particle size parameters are equal to 6.5 nm and 1.8 nm, respectively, whereas the average crystallite size estimated by Williamson-Hall procedure was equal to 6.0 nm. The obtained at Rietveld refinement Rwp, and S fitting parameters equal to 6.62 % and 1.77, respectively, seem to be satisfactory due to the nanosize of MgO crystallites and because of the presence of amorphous phase.

Grzegorz Dercz; Lucjan Paj?k; Krystian Prusik; Roman Pielaszek; Janusz J. Malinowski E; Wojciech Pud?o

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Lagrangian kinematics of steep waves up to the inception of a spilling breaker  

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Horizontal Lagrangian velocities and accelerations at the surface of steep water-waves are studied by Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) for gradually increasing crest heights up to the inception of a spilling breaker. Localized steep waves are excited using wavemaker-generated Peregrine breather-type wave trains. Actual crest and phase velocities are estimated from video recorded sequences of the instantaneous wave shape as well as from surface elevation measurements by wave gauges. Effects of nonlinearity and spectral width on phase velocity, as well as relation between the phase velocity and crest propagation speed are discussed. The inception of a spilling breaker is associated with the horizontal velocity of water particles at the crest attaining that of the crest, thus confirming the kinematic criterion for inception of breaking.

Shemer, Lev

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The development of a kinematic Stirling-engine-driven heat pump  

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The continuing development of a 10-ton light commercial natural-gas-fired kinematic Stirling-engine-driven heat pump system is described. Basic Stirling cycle thermodynamics are presented, and a complete engine heat balance is shown to detail the inherent advantages of the V160 Stirling engine as a prime mover in a heat pump package. Results from environmental laboratory testing of a breadboard prototype are reviewed, and the test procedures used in the evaluation are explained. Seasonal performance of the heat pump package was predicted using a bin-temperature method based on Chicago and Dallas climatic data. Annual energy costs, as predicted by the seasonal performance analytical computer program, have been calculated for a gas furnace, standard electric heat pump, and the Stirling engine-driven prototype heat pump package. These computed costs for these systems are listed and compared.

Monahan, R.E.; Kountz, K.J.; Clinch, J.M.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to modeling a kinematically redundant dual manipulator closed chain system using pseudovelocities  

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The paper discusses the problem of resolving the kinematic redundancy in the closed chain formed when two redundant manipulators mutually lift a rigid body object. The positional degrees of freedom (DOF) in the closed chain are parameterized by a set of independent variables termed pseudovelocities. Due to the redundancy there are more DOF and thus more pseudovelocities than are required to specify the motion of the held object. The additional ``redundant`` pseudovelocities are used to minimize the distance between the vector of unknown joint velocities and a vector of ``corrective`` joint velocities in a Euclidean norm sense. This leads to an optimal solution for the joint velocities as a linear function of the Cartesian object velocities and the corrective velocities. The problem of determining the corrective velocities to avoid collisions of the links with a wall located in the workspace and to avoid joint range limits is illustrated by an example of two redundant planar revolute joint manipulators mutually lifting a rigid object.

Unseren, M.A.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CLF-based Tracking Control for UAV Kinematic Models with Saturation Constraints Wei Ren Randal W. Beard  

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CLF-based Tracking Control for UAV Kinematic Models with Saturation Constraints Wei Ren Randal W Abstract-- This paper considers the trajectory tracking prob- lem for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). We assume that the UAV is equipped with an autopilot which reduces the twelve degree-of-freedom (DOF) model

Ren, Wei

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Theory of spiral wave dynamics in weakly excitable media: Asymptotic reduction to a kinematic model and applications  

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Theory of spiral wave dynamics in weakly excitable media: Asymptotic reduction to a kinematic model of an isolated broken plane wave ~wave tip! can either rotate ~steadily or unsteadily! around a large excitable core, thereby producing a spiral pattern, or retract, causing the wave to vanish at boundaries

Hakim, Vincent

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The Kinematic Design of a 3-dof Isotropic Mobile Robot Subir Kumar Sahal,Jorge Angeles2 and John Darcovich'  

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The Kinematic Design of a 3-dof Isotropic Mobile Robot Subir Kumar Sahal,Jorge Angeles2 and John- nomic robots. What this means is that, unlike robotic manipulators where a relation between Cartesian. A design approach based on the isotropy of the underlying Jacobian matrices is reported in this paper. 1

Saha, Subir Kumar

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566 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOL. 14, NO. 4, AUGUST 1998 Fault Tolerance for Kinematically  

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for robotic systems operating in hazardous or remote environments. This article addresses the issue for Kinematically Redundant Manipulators: Anticipating Free-Swinging Joint Failures James D. English, Member, IEEE of tolerating a free-swinging joint failure by focusing on how to best configure a slow-moving manipulator

Maciejewski, Anthony A.

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Representational task formats and problem solving strategies in kinematics and work Bashirah Ibrahim and N. Sanjay Rebello  

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for assessing student learning. In the context of physics and other science disciplines, merely solving problems topical areas, kinematics and work. Our participants were 19 engineering students taking a calculus to enhance both students' problem solving skills [1] and conceptual understanding [2]. Several physics

Zollman, Dean

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Structural analysis of closure cap barriers: A pre-test study for the Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project. Revision 1  

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The Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project (BMDP) is a field demonstration study to determine the construction/installation requirements, permeability, and subsidence performance characteristics of a composite barrier. The composite barrier will consist of on-site sandy-clay blanketed by a bentonite mat and a flexible High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner (also called flexible membrane liner). Construction of one control test pad and three bentonite test pads are planned. The control test pad will be used to establish baseline data. Underneath the composite clay cap is a four feet thick loose sand layer in which cavities will be created by evacuation of sand. The present work provides a mathematical model for the BMDP. The mathematical model will be used to simulate the mechanical and structural responses of the composite clay cap during the testing processes. Based upon engineering experience and technical references, a set of nominal soil parameters have been selected.

Gong, Chung; Pelfrey, J.R.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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chemical analysis chemical analysis Leads No leads are available at this time. Magnesium behavior and structural defects in Mg+ ion implanted silicon carbide. Abstract: As a...

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Refined analysis of photon leptoproduction off spinless target  

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We calculate the differential cross section for real photon electroproduction off spinless hadron which sevres as a main probe of the hadrons structure via the concept of generalized parton distributions. Compared to previously available computations performed with twist-three power accuracy, we exactly accounted for all kinematical effects in hadron mass and momentum transfer which arise from leptonic helicity amplitudes. We performed numerical studies of these kinematical effects and demonstrated that in the valence quark region and rather low virtualities of the hard photon which sets the factorization scale, the available approximate results significantly overestimate the cross section rates in comparison to exact formulas.

Andrei V. Belitsky; Dieter Mueller

2008-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Rhombic Cell Analysis - A New Way of Probing the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe. I. General Considerations  

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A new way of probing the large-scale structure of the universe is proposed. Space is partitioned into cells the shape of rhombic dodecahedron. The cells are labelled ``filled'' or ``empty'' according as they contain galaxies or not. The cell size is so chosen as to have nearly equal numbers of filled and empty cells for the given galaxy sample. Two observables on each cell are definable: the number of its {\\em like} neighbors, $n_1$, and a two-suffixed topological type $\\tau$, the suffixes being the numbers of its like and unlike {\\em neighbor-groups}. The frequency distributions of $n_1$ and $\\tau$ in the observed set of filled (empty) cells are then considered as indicators of the morphology of the set. The method is applied to the CfA catalogue of galaxies as an illustration. Despite its limited size the data offers evidence 1) that the empty cells are more strongly clustered than the filled cells, and 2) that the filled cells, but not the empty cells, have a tendency of occurring in sheets. Further directions of development both in theory and application are indicated.

T. Kiang

2003-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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J Comp Physiol A (1992) 171:483-493 Structure and kinematics of the prosternal organs and  

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of its body: yaw turns about the vertical axis and pitch turns about the transverse axis range between of visual objects and visual motions with the retinal coordinate system (Hengstenberg et al. 1986, and barely at all during yaw turns of the head (Fig. 5). Bending and arresting all hairs of one field elicits

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

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

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

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering ESPT Pathways Based on Structural Analysis of LSSmKate Red Fluorescent Proteins with Large Stokes Shift  

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LSSmKate1 and LSSmKate2 are monomeric red fluorescent proteins (RFPs) with large Stokes shifts (LSSs), which allows for efficient separation of absorbance and emission maxima, as well as for excitation with conventional two-photon laser sources. These LSSmKates differ by a single amino acid substitution at position 160 and exhibit absorbance maxima around 460 nm, corresponding to a neutral DsRed-like chromophore. However, excitation at 460 nm leads to fluorescence emission above 600 nm. Structures of LSSmKate1 and LSSmKate2, determined at resolutions of 2.0 and 1.5 {angstrom}, respectively, revealed that the predominant DsRed-chromophore configurations are cis for LSSmKate1 but trans for LSSmKate2. Crystallographic and mutagenesis analyses, as well as isotope and temperature dependences, suggest that an excited-state proton transfer (ESPT) is responsible for the LSSs observed in LSSmKates. Hydrogen bonding between the chromophore hydroxyl and Glu160 in LSSmKate1 and a proton relay involving the chromophore tyrosine hydroxyl, Ser158, and the Asp160 carboxylate in LSSmKate2 represent the putative ESPT pathways. Comparisons with mKeima LSS RFP suggest that similar proton relays could be engineered in other FPs. Accordingly, we mutated positions 158 and 160 in several conventional red-shifted FPs, including mNeptune, mCherry, mStrawberry, mOrange, and mKO, and the resulting FP variants exhibited LSS fluorescence emission in a wide range of wavelengths from 560 to 640 nm. These data suggest that different chromophores formed by distinct tripeptides in different environments can be rationally modified to yield RFPs with novel photochemical properties.

Piatkevich, K.; Malashkevich, V; Almo, S; Verkhusha, V

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural analysis of closure cap barriers: A pre-test study for the Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project  

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According to the EPA-recommended closure cap design a waste site can either be covered with a single layer cap made of 36 inches of compacted soil (clay) or with a multilayer cap consisting of an upper vegetative layer underlain by a drainage layer over a low permeability layer. The Bentonite Mat Demonstration Project (BMDP) is a field demonstration study to determine the construction/installation requirements, permeability, and subsidence performance characteristics of a composite barrier. The composite barrier will consist of on-site sandy-clay blanketed by a bentonite mat and a flexible High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner (also called flexible membrane liner). Construction of one control test pad and three bentonite test pads are planned. The control test pad will be used to establish baseline data. Underneath the composite clay cap is a four-foot loose sand layer in which cavities will be created by evacuation of sand. The present work provides a mathematical model for the BMDP. The mathematical model will be used to simulate the mechanical and structural responses of the composite clay cap during the testing processes. Based upon engineering experience and technical references, a set of nominal soil parameters have been selected. Currently, detailed soil test data and cavity configuration data are not available to validate the mathematical model. Since the configuration of the cavities created in the testing process is irregular and unpredictable, two extreme configurations are considered in this mathematical model, viz., the circular cavity and the infinitely long trench in the sand underneath the cap. This approach will provide bounds for the testing results.

Gong, Chung

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning micro-Raman spectroscopy of structural irregularities and strains deep inside the multilayered InGaN/GaN heterostructure  

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High-resolution X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning confocal Raman spectroscopy are used to study the spatial distribution of strains in the In{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N/GaN layers and structural quality of these layers in a multilayered light-emitting diode structure produced by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition onto (0001)-oriented sapphire substrates. It is shown that elastic strains almost completely relax at the heterointerface between the thick GaN buffer layer and In{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N/GaN buffer superlattice. It is established that the GaN layers in the superlattice are in a stretched state, whereas the alloy layers are in a compressed state. In magnitude, the stretching strains in the GaN layers are lower than the compressive strains in the InGaN layers. It is shown that, as compared to the buffer layers, the layers of the superlattice contain a smaller number of dislocations and the distribution of dislocations is more randomly disordered. In micro-Raman studies on scanning through the thickness of the multilayered structure, direct evidence is obtained for the asymmetric gradient distributions of strains and crystal imperfections of the epitaxial nitride layers along the direction of growth. It is shown that the emission intensity of the In{sub x}Ga{sub 1-x}N quantum well is considerably (more than 30 times) higher than the emission intensity of the GaN barrier layers, suggesting the high efficiency of trapping of charge carriers by the quantum well.

Strelchuk, V. V., E-mail: Strelch@isp.kiev.ua; Kladko, V. P.; Avramenko, E. A.; Kolomys, O. F.; Safryuk, N. V.; Konakova, R. V. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine); Yavich, B. S., E-mail: byavich@soptel.ru [ZAO Svetlana-Optoelectronics (Russian Federation); Valakh, M. Ya.; Machulin, V. F.; Belyaev, A. E. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the structure, configuration, and sizing of Cu and Cu oxide nanoparticles generated by fs laser ablation of solid target in liquids  

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We report on the analysis of structure, configuration, and sizing of Cu and Cu oxide nanoparticles (Nps) produced by femtosecond (fs) laser ablation of solid copper target in liquids. Laser pulse energy ranged between 500 {mu}J and 50 {mu}J. Water and acetone were used to produce the colloidal suspensions. The study was performed through optical extinction spectroscopy using Mie theory to fit the full experimental spectra, considering free and bound electrons size dependent contributions to the metal dielectric function. Raman spectroscopy and AFM technique were also used to characterize the sample. Considering the possible oxidation of copper during the fabrication process, two species (Cu and Cu{sub 2}O) arranged in two structures (bare core or core-shell) and in two configuration types (Cu-Cu{sub 2}O or Cu{sub 2}O-Cu) were considered for the fitting depending on the laser pulse energy and the surrounding media. For water at high energy, it can be observed that a Cu-Cu{sub 2}O configuration fits the experimental spectra of the colloidal suspension, while for decreasing energy and below a certain threshold, a Cu{sub 2}O-Cu configuration needs to be included for the optimum fit. Both species coexist for energies below 170 {mu}J for water. On the other hand, for acetone at high energy, optimum fit of the full spectrum suggests the presence a bimodal Cu-Cu{sub 2}O core-shell Nps distribution while for decreasing energy and below a 70 {mu}J threshold energy value, Cu{sub 2}O-Cu core-shell Nps must be included, together with the former configuration, for the fit of the full spectrum. We discuss possible reasons for the changes in the structural configuration of the core-shell Nps.

Santillan, J. M. J. [Centro de Investigaciones Opticas (CIOp), (CONICET La Plata - CIC) (Argentina); Videla, F. A.; Schinca, D. C.; Scaffardi, L. B. [Centro de Investigaciones Opticas (CIOp), (CONICET La Plata - CIC) (Argentina); Departamento de Ciencias Basicas, Facultad de Ingenieria, UNLP (Argentina); Fernandez van Raap, M. B. [Departamento de Fisica-IFLP, Universidad Nacional de La Plata-CONICET, L. B. Scaffardi: CIOp CC3 (1897) Gonnet, La Plata (Argentina)

2013-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure and Mutational Analysis of the Archaeal GTP:AdoCbi-P Guanylyltransferase (CobY) from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii: Insights into GTP Binding and Dimerization  

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In archaea and bacteria, the late steps in adenosylcobalamin (AdoCbl) biosynthesis are collectively known as the nucleotide loop assembly (NLA) pathway. In the archaeal and bacterial NLA pathways, two different guanylyltransferases catalyze the activation of the corrinoid. Structural and functional studies of the bifunctional bacterial guanylyltransferase that catalyze both ATP-dependent corrinoid phosphorylation and GTP-dependent guanylylation are available, but similar studies of the monofunctional archaeal enzyme that catalyzes only GTP-dependent guanylylation are not. Herein, the three-dimensional crystal structure of the guanylyltransferase (CobY) enzyme from the archaeon Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (MjCobY) in complex with GTP is reported. The model identifies the location of the active site. An extensive mutational analysis was performed, and the functionality of the variant proteins was assessed in vivo and in vitro. Substitutions of residues Gly8, Gly153, or Asn177 resulted in {ge}94% loss of catalytic activity; thus, variant proteins failed to support AdoCbl synthesis in vivo. Results from isothermal titration calorimetry experiments showed that MjCobY{sup G153D} had 10-fold higher affinity for GTP than MjCobY{sup WT} but failed to bind the corrinoid substrate. Results from Western blot analyses suggested that the above-mentioned substitutions render the protein unstable and prone to degradation; possible explanations for the observed instability of the variants are discussed within the framework of the three-dimensional crystal structure of MjCobY{sup G153D} in complex with GTP. The fold of MjCobY is strikingly similar to that of the N-terminal domain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis GlmU (MtbGlmU), a bifunctional acetyltransferase/uridyltransferase that catalyzes the formation of uridine diphosphate-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc).

Newmister, Sean A.; Otte, Michele M.; Escalante-Semerena, Jorge C.; Rayment, Ivan (UW)

2012-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryoelectron Microscopy as a Functional Instrument for Systems Biology, Structural Analysis & Experimental Manipulations with Living Cells. A comprehensive review of the current works  

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The aim of this paper is to give an introductory review of the cryoelectron microscopy as a complex data source for the most of the system biology branches, including the most perspective non-local approaches known as "localomics" and "dynamomics". A brief summary of various cryoelectron mi-croscopy methods and corresponding system biological ap-proaches is given in the text. The above classification can be considered as a useful framework for the primary comprehen-sions about cryoelectron microscopy aims and instrumental tools. We do not discuss any of these concepts in details, but merely point out that their methodological complexity follows only from the structure-functional complexity of biological systems which are investigated in this manner. We also postu-late that one can employ some of the cryoelectron microscopic techniques not only for observation, but also for modification and structural refunctionalization of some biological and similar soft matter objects and microscopic samples. In other worlds, we start with the cryoelectron microscopy as a tool for the sys-tem biology and progress to its applying as an instrument for system biology and functional biomimetics; i.e. "system cryobi-ology" goes over into "synthetic cryobiology" or "cryogenic biomimetics". All these conclusions can be deduced from the most recent works of the latest years, including just submitted foreign papers. This article provides an up-to-date description of the conceptual basis for the novel view on the computational cryoelectron microscopy (in silico) approaches and the data mining principles which lie at the very foundation of modern structural analysis and reconstruction.

Oleg V. Gradov; Margaret A. Gradova

2015-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Stratus cloud structure from MM-radar transects and satellite images: scaling properties and artifact detection with semi-discrete wavelet analysis  

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Spatial and/or temporal variabilities of clouds is of paramount importance for at least two in tensely researched sub-problems in global and regional climate modeling: (1) cloud-radiation interaction where correlations can trigger 3D radiative transfer effects; and (2) dynamical cloud modeling where the goal is to realistically reproduce the said correlations. We propose wavelets as a simple yet powerful way of quantifying cloud variability. More precisely, we use 'semi-discrete' wavelet transforms which, at least in the present statistical applications, have advantages over both its continuous and discrete counterparts found in the bulk of the wavelet literature. With the particular choice of normalization we adopt, the scale-dependence of the variance of the wavelet coefficients (i.e,, the wavelet energy spectrum) is always a better discriminator of transition from 'stationary' to 'nonstationary' behavior than conventional methods based on auto-correlation analysis, second-order structure function (a.k.a. the semi-variogram), or Fourier analysis. Indeed, the classic statistics go at best from monotonically scale- or wavenumber-dependent to flat at such a transition; by contrast, the wavelet spectrum changes the sign of its derivative with respect to scale. We apply 1D and 2D semi-discrete wavelet transforms to remote sensing data on cloud structure from two sources: (1) an upward-looking milli-meter cloud radar (MMCR) at DOE's climate observation site in Oklahoma deployed as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Progrm; and (2) DOE's Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI), a high-resolution space-borne instrument in sunsynchronous orbit that is described in sufficient detail for our present purposes by Weber et al. (1999). For each type of data, we have at least one theoretical prediction - with empirical validation already in existence - for a power-law relation for wavelet statistics with respect to scale. This is what is expected in physical (i.e., finite scaling range) fractal phenomena. In particular, we find long-range correlations in cloud structure coming from the important nonstationary regime. More surprisingly, we also uncover artifacts the data that are traceable either to instrumental noise (in the satellite data) or to smoothing assumptions (in the MMCR data processing). Finally, we discuss the potentially damaging ramifications the smoothing artifact can have on both cloud-radiation and cloud-modeling studies using MMCR data.

Davis, A. B. (Anthony B.); Petrov, N. P. (Nikola P.); Clothiaux, E. E. (Eugene E.); Marshak, A. (Alexander)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural fabric of the Palisades Monocline: a study of positive inversion, Grand Canyon, Arizona  

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: __________________________ __________________________ Judith S. Chester Brann Johnson (Chair of Committee) (Member) __________________________ __________________________ William Sager Rick... Cory Orofino, B.A., The Colorado College Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Judith S. Chester A field study of positive inversion is conducted to describe associated structural fabrics and to infer kinematic development of the Palisades...

Orofino, James Cory

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS OF HUMAN KNEE USING MR IMAGERY D. Chetverikov1,2, G. Renner1  

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MORPHOLOGY ANALYSIS OF HUMAN KNEE USING MR IMAGERY D. Chetverikov1,2, G. Renner1 1 Computer a novel system for building a 3D model of human knee based on a sequence MR images. The system applies tools can be applied to the analysis of the kinematic behaviour of the knee. In the medical practice, MR

Chetverikov, Dmitry

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LENDA, a Low Energy Neutron Detector Array for experiments with radioactive beams in inverse kinematics  

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The Low Energy Neutron Detector Array (LENDA) is a neutron time-of-flight (TOF) spectrometer developed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab- oratory (NSCL) for use in inverse kinematics experiments with rare isotope beams. Its design has been motivated by the need to study the spin-isospin response of unstable nuclei using (p, n) charge-exchange reactions at intermediate energies (> 100 MeV/u). It can be used, however, for any reaction study that involves emission of low energy neutrons (150 keV - 10 MeV). The array consists of 24 plastic scintillator bars and is capable of registering the recoiling neutron energy and angle with high detection efficiency. The neutron energy is determined by the time-of-flight technique, while the position of interaction is deduced using the timing and energy information from the two photomultipliers of each bar. A simple test setup utilizing radioactive sources has been used to characterize the array. Results of test measurements are compared with simulations. A neutron energy threshold of 20 % for neutrons below 4 MeV have been obtained.

G. Perdikakis; M. Sasano; Sam M. Austin; D. Bazin; C. Caesar; S. Cannon; J. M. Deaven; H. J. Doster; C. J. Guess; G. W. Hitt; J. Marks; R. Meharchand; D. T. Nguyen; D. Peterman; A. Prinke; M. Scott; Y. Shimbara; K. Thorne; L. Valdez; R. G. T. Zegers

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The BlueDRAGON -A System for Measuring the Kinematics and the Dynamics of Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools InVivo  

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tools' kinematics necessary to conduct an operation. This is especially problematic in the field of MIS where the teacher is one step removed from the actual conduct of the operation. Along with the progress

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Design and engineering of low-cost centimeter-scale repeatable and accurate kinematic fixtures for nanomanufacturing equipment using magnetic preload and potting  

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This paper introduces a low-cost, centimeter-scale kinematic coupling fixture for use in nanomanufacturing equipment. The fixture uses magnetic circuit design techniques to optimize the magnetic preload required to achieve ...

Watral, Adrienne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PLANETARY NEBULAE IN THE ELLIPTICAL GALAXY NGC 4649 (M 60): KINEMATICS AND DISTANCE REDETERMINATION  

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Using a slitless spectroscopy method with (1) the 8.2 m Subaru telescope and its FOCAS Cassegrain spectrograph and (2) the ESO Very Large Telescope unit 1 (Antu) and its FORS2 Cassegrain spectrograph, we have detected 326 planetary nebulae (PNs) in the giant Virgo elliptical galaxy NGC 4649 (M 60) and measured their radial velocities. After rejecting some PNs more likely to belong to the companion galaxy NGC 4647, we have built a catalog with kinematic information for 298 PNs in M 60. Using these radial velocities, we have concluded that they support the presence of a dark matter halo around M 60. Based on an isotropic, two-component Hernquist model, we estimate the dark matter halo mass within 3R{sub e} to be 4 x 10{sup 11} M{sub sun}, which is almost one-half of the total mass of about 10{sup 12} M{sub sun} within 3R{sub e}. This total mass is similar to that estimated from globular cluster, XMM-Newton, and Chandra observations. The dark matter becomes dominant outside. More detailed dynamical modeling of the PN data is being published in a companion paper. We have also measured the m(5007) magnitudes of many of these PNs and built a statistically complete sample of 218 PNs. The resulting PN luminosity function (PNLF) was used to estimate a distance modulus of 30.7 {+-} 0.2 mag, equivalent to 14 {+-} 1 Mpc. This confirms an earlier PNLF distance measurement based on a much smaller sample. The PNLF distance modulus remains smaller than the surface brightness fluctuation distance modulus by 0.4 mag.

Teodorescu, A. M.; Mendez, R. H. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Bernardi, F. [Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 5, 56127 Pisa (Italy); Thomas, J.; Das, P.; Gerhard, O., E-mail: ana@ifa.hawaii.edu, E-mail: mendez@ifa.hawaii.edu [Max Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, P.O. Box 1603, D-85740 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany)

2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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THE GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL NEAR THE SUN FROM SEGUE K-DWARF KINEMATICS  

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To constrain the Galactic gravitational potential near the Sun ({approx}1.5 kpc), we derive and model the spatial and velocity distributions for a sample of 9000 K-dwarfs with spectra from SDSS/SEGUE, which yield radial velocities and abundances ([Fe/H] and [{alpha}/Fe]). We first derive the spatial density distribution for three abundance-selected sub-populations of stars accounting for the survey's selection function. The vertical profiles of these sub-populations are simple exponentials and their vertical dispersion profile is nearly isothermal. To model these data, we apply the 'vertical' Jeans equation, which relates the observable tracer number density and vertical velocity dispersion to the gravitational potential or vertical force. We explore a number of functional forms for the vertical force law, fit the dispersion and density profiles of all abundance-selected sub-populations simultaneously in the same potential, and explore all parameter co-variances using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique. Our fits constrain a disk mass scale height {approx}< 300 pc and the total surface mass density to be 67 {+-} 6 M{sub Sun} pc{sup -2} at |z| = 1.0 kpc of which the contribution from all stars is 42 {+-} 5 M{sub Sun} pc{sup -2} (assuming a contribution from cold gas of 13 M{sub Sun} pc{sup -2}). We find significant constraints on the local dark matter density of 0.0065 {+-} 0.0023 M{sub Sun} pc{sup -3} (0.25 {+-} 0.09 GeV cm{sup -3}). Together with recent experiments this firms up the best estimate of 0.0075 {+-} 0.0021 M{sub Sun} pc{sup -3} (0.28 {+-} 0.08 GeV cm{sup -3}), consistent with global fits of approximately round dark matter halos to kinematic data in the outskirts of the Galaxy.

Zhang Lan; Liu Chao; Zhao Gang [Key Lab of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, 100012 Beijing (China); Rix, Hans-Walter; Van de Ven, Glenn [Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Bovy, Jo [Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Separated Structure Functions for the Exclusive Electroproduction of K+Lambda and K+Sigma0 Final States  

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We report measurements of the exclusive electroproduction of K{sup +}{Lambda} and K{sup +}{Sigma}{sup 0} final states from a proton target using the CLAS detector at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The separated structure functions {sigma}{sub T}, {sigma}{sub L},{sigma}{sub TT}, and {sigma}{sub LT} were extracted from the {Phi}- and {epsilon}-dependent differential cross sections taken with electron beam energies of 2.567, 4.056, and 4.247 GeV. This analysis represents the first {sigma}{sub L}/{sigma}{sub T} separation with the CLAS detector, and the first measurement of the kaon electroproduction structure functions away from parallel kinematics. The data span a broad range of momentum transfers from 0.5 {le} Q{sup 2} {le} 2.8 GeV{sup 2} and invariant energy from 1.6 {le} W {le} 2.4 GeV, while spanning nearly the full center-of-mass angular range of the kaon. The separated structure functions reveal clear differences between the production dynamics for the {Lambda} and {Sigma}{sup 0} hyperons. These results provide an unprecedented data sample with which to constrain current and future models for the associated production of strangeness, which will allow for a better understanding of the underlying resonant and non-resonant contributions to hyperon production.

Pawel Ambrozewicz; Daniel Carman; Rob Feuerbach; Mac Mestayer; Brian Raue; Reinhard Schumacher; Avtandil Tkabladze

2006-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ARMA/NARMS 04-520 Bifurcation analysis of a three-invariant, isotropic/kinematic hardening cap  

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construction, oil and natural gas production, and depleted reservoirs used for subsurface sequestration

Regueiro, Richard A.

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Measurement of the Top-antitop Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV using the Kinematic Properties of Events with Leptons and Jets  

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A measurement of the top-antitop production cross section in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV has been performed at the LHC with the CMS detector. The analysis uses a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns and is based on the reconstruction of the final state with one isolated, high transverse-momentum electron or muon and three or more hadronic jets. The kinematic properties of the events are used to separate the top-antitop signal from W+jets and QCD multijet background events. The measured cross section is 173 + 39 - 32 (stat. + syst.) pb, consistent with standard model expectations.

Chatrchyan, Serguei; et al.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probing local structure in the yellow phosphor LaSr[subscript 2]AlO[subscript 5]:Ce[superscript 3+], by the maximum entropy method and pair distribution function analysis  

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The compound LaSr{sub 2}AlO{sub 5} was recently introduced as a competitive Ce{sup 3+} host material for blue-pumped yellow phosphors for use in white light emitting diodes. A crucial feature of the crystal structure of LaSr{sub 2}AlO{sub 5} is that La, which is the host site for Ce{sup 3+}, is located in the 8h positions of the I4/mcm crystal structure, a site equally shared with Sr. While the average crystal structure of LaSr{sub 2}AlO{sub 5} as revealed by Rietveld analysis of laboratory and synchrotron X-ray diffraction data suggests nothing untoward, maximum entropy method analysis of the synchrotron X-ray data reveals the existence of conspicuous non-sphericity of the electron density. Pair distribution function analysis of the data suggests that despite their occupying the same crystallographic site, La and Sr possess distinct coordination environments, and the environment around La is more compact and regular than the environment suggested by the Rietveld refinement of the average structure. The absorption and emission from Ce{sup 3+} centers is controlled by the local coordination and symmetry, and the use of powerful new tools in unraveling details of these strengthens the rational search for new phosphors for solid state white lighting.

Im, Won Bin; Page, Katharine; DenBaars, Steven P.; Seshadri, Ram (UCSB); (LANL)

2011-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural building response review  

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The integrity of a nuclear power plant during a postulated seismic event is required to protect the public against radiation. Therefore, a detailed set of seismic analyses of various structures and equipment is performed while designing a nuclear power plant. This report describes the structural response analysis method, including the structural model, soil-structure interaction as it relates to structural models, methods for seismic structural analysis, numerical integration methods, methods for non-seismic response analysis approaches for various response combinations, structural damping values, nonlinear response, uncertainties in structural properties, and structural response analysis using random properties. The report describes the state-of-the-art in these areas for nuclear power plants. It also details the past studies made at Sargent and Lundy to evaluate different alternatives and the conclusions reached for the specific purposes that those studies were intended. These results were incorporated here because they fall into the general scope of this report. The scope of the present task does not include performing new calculations.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropy kinematic hardening Sample Search...  

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of Oxford Collection: Physics 83 A study of large plastic deformations in dual phase steel using digital image correlation and FE analysis Summary: model with isotropic...

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Determining SUSY model parameters and masses at the LHC using cross-sections, kinematic edges and other observables.  

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ar X iv :h ep -p h/ 05 08 14 3v 2 3 0 A ug 2 00 5 Preprint typeset in JHEP style - HYPER VERSION CAV-HEP-2005-15 ATL-PHYS-PUB-2005-013 ATL-COM-PHYS-2005-033 Determining SUSY model parameters and masses at the LHC using cross-sections, kinematic... with the endpoint mea- surements. Note that p(m|eobs) is the equivalent of the P ?(x) defined later on in equation (A.2), as it is defined only up to an unknown normalisation constant. So, in order to plot the probability distribution, one follows the following...

Lester, Christopher G; Parker, Michael A; White, Martin J

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Chemical evolution STRUCTURE OF GALAXIES  

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Outline Absorption Chemical evolution STRUCTURE OF GALAXIES 8. Absorption; chemical evolution Piet Piet van der Kruit, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute Absorption; chemical evolution #12;Outline Absorption Chemical evolution Outline Absorption Holmberg's analysis Analysis of Disney et al. Edge

Kruit, Piet van der

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Intergrating Magnetotellurics, Soil Gas Geochemistry and Structural...  

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Intergrating Magnetotellurics, Soil Gas Geochemistry and Structural Analysis to Identify Hidden, High Enthalpy, Extensional Geothermal Systems Intergrating Magnetotellurics, Soil...

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Scattering Amplitudes: The Most Perfect Microscopic Structures in the Universe  

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This article gives an overview of many of the recent developments in understanding the structure of relativistic scattering amplitudes in gauge theories ranging from QCD to N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory, as well as (super)gravity. I also provide a pedagogical introduction to some of the basic tools used to organize and illuminate the color and kinematic structure of amplitudes. This article is an invited review introducing a special issue of Journal of Physics A devoted to 'Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theories'.

Dixon, Lance J.; /CERN /SLAC

2011-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural system identification: Structural dynamics model validation  

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Structural system identification is concerned with the development of systematic procedures and tools for developing predictive analytical models based on a physical structure`s dynamic response characteristics. It is a multidisciplinary process that involves the ability (1) to define high fidelity physics-based analysis models, (2) to acquire accurate test-derived information for physical specimens using diagnostic experiments, (3) to validate the numerical simulation model by reconciling differences that inevitably exist between the analysis model and the experimental data, and (4) to quantify uncertainties in the final system models and subsequent numerical simulations. The goal of this project was to develop structural system identification techniques and software suitable for both research and production applications in code and model validation.

Red-Horse, J.R.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordinate Dependence of Variability Analysis Dagmar Sternad1,2,3  

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of Research Excellence (CO19772), the Toyota Motor Company's Partner Robot Division, and the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Fund. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision of shoulder and elbow) but much less variation of hand kinematics (Cartesian coordinates of the hand

Sternad, Dagmar

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Current-based 4D shape analysis for the mechanical personalization of heart models  

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Current-based 4D shape analysis for the mechanical personalization of heart models Lo¨ic Le Folgoc1. Abstract. Patient-specific models of the heart may lead to better understanding of cardiovascular diseases-mechanical model of the heart, from the kinematics of the endo- and epicardium, is presented in this paper. We use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Precise determination of the spin structure function $\\mathbf{g_1}$ of the proton, deuteron and neutron  

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Precise measurements of the spin structure functions of the proton $g_1^p(x,Q^2)$ and deuteron $g_1^d(x,Q^2)$ are presented over the kinematic range $0.0041 \\leq x \\leq 0.9$ and $0.18 $ GeV$^2$ $\\leq Q^2 \\leq 20$ GeV$^2$. The data were collected at the HERMES experiment at DESY, in deep-inelastic scattering of 27.6 GeV longitudinally polarized positrons off longitudinally polarized hydrogen and deuterium gas targets internal to the HERA storage ring. The neutron spin structure function $g_1^n$ is extracted by combining proton and deuteron data. The integrals of $g_1^{p,d}$ at $Q^2=5$ GeV$^2$ are evaluated over the measured $x$ range. Neglecting any possible contribution to the $g_1^d$ integral from the region $x \\leq 0.021$, a value of $0.330 \\pm 0.011\\mathrm{(theo.)}\\pm0.025\\mathrm{(exp.)}\\pm 0.028$(evol.) is obtained for the flavor-singlet axial charge $a_0$ in a leading-twist NNLO analysis.

Airapetian, A; Akopov, Z; Andrus, A; Aschenauer, E C; Augustyniak, W; Avakian, R; Avetisian, A; Avetissian, E; Belostotskii, S; Bianchi, N; Blok, H P; Böttcher, H; Borisov, A; Borysenko, A; Brüll, A; Bryzgalov, V; Capiluppi, M; Capitani, G P; Ciullo, G; Contalbrigo, M; Dalpiaz, P F; Deconinck, W; De Leo, R; Demey, M; De Nardo, L; De Sanctis, E; Devitsin, E; Diefenthaler, M; Di Nezza, P; Dreschler, J; Düren, M; Ehrenfried, M; Elalaoui-Moulay, A; Elbakian, G; Ellinghaus, F; Elschenbroich, U; Fabbri, R; Fantoni, A; Felawka, L; Frullani, S; Funel, A; Gabbert, D; Gärber, Y; Gapienko, G; Gapienko, V; Garibaldi, F; Garrow, K; Gavrilov, G; Karibian, V; Giordano, F; Grebenyuk, O; Gregor, I M; Guler, H; Gute, A; Hadjidakis, C; Hartig, M; Hasch, D; Hasegawa, T; Hesselink, W H A; Hillenbrand, A; Hoek, M; Holler, Y; Hommez, B; Hristova, I; Iarygin, G; Ivanilov, A; Izotov, A; Jackson, H E; Jgoun, A; Kaiser, R; Keri, T; Kinney, E; Kiselev, A; Kobayashi, T; Kopytin, M; Korotkov, V; Kozlov, V; Krauss, B; Kravchenko, P; Krivokhizhin, V G; Lagamba, L; Lapikas, L; Lenisa, P; Liebing, P; Linden-Levy, L A; Lorenzon, W; Lü, J; Lu, S; Ma, B Q; Maiheu, B; Makins, N C R; Mao, Y; Marianski, B; Marukyan, H; Masoli, F; Mexner, V; Meyners, N; Michler, T; Miklukho, O; Miller, C A; Miyachi, Y; Muccifora, V; Murray, M; Nagaitsev, A; Nappi, E; Naryshkin, Yu; Negodaev, M; Nowak, Wolf-Dieter; Ohsuga, H; Osborne, A; Perez-Benito, R; Pickert, N; Raithel, M; Reggiani, D; Reimer, P E; Reischl, A; Reolon, A R; Riedl, C; Rith, K; Rosner, G; Rostomyan, A; Rubacek, L; Rubin, J; Ryckbosch, D; Salomatin, Y; Sanjiev, I; Savin, I; Schäfer, A; Schnell, G; Schüler, K P; Seele, J; Seitz, B; Shearer, C; Shibata, T A; Shutov, V; Sinram, K; Stancari, M; Statera, M; Steffens, E; Steijger, J J M; Stenzel, H; Stewart, J; Stinzing, F; Stösslein, U; Streit, J; Tait, P; Tanaka, H; Taroian, S P; Tchuiko, B; Terkulov, A R; Trzcinski, A; Tytgat, M; Vandenbroucke, A; Van der Nat, P B; van der Steenhoven, G; Van Haarlem, Y; Veretennikov, D; Vikhrov, V; Vogel, C; Wang, S; Weiskopf, C; Ye, Y; Ye, Z; Yen, S; Zihlmann, B; Zupranski, P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Substrate Access to Active Sites in Bacterial Multicomponent Monooxygenase Hydroxylases: X-Ray Crystal Structure of Xenon-Pressurized Phenol Hydroxylase from Pseudomonas Sp Ox1  

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In all structurally characterized bacterial multicomponent monooxygenase (BMM) hydroxylase proteins, a series of hydrophobic cavities in the ?-subunit trace a conserved path from the protein exterior to the carboxylate-bridged ...

McCormick, Michael S.

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The effect of incarceration rates on mate availability and its effect on the formation and structure of the African American family: a theoretical and empirical analysis  

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A number of scholars have argued that declining mate availability for African American women has had important consequences for family formation and family structure in recent decades (Darity and Myers 1984; Dickson 1993; Guttentag and Secord 1983...

McGruder, Patricia Hollis

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is there a perception-based alternative to kinematic models of tempo rubato ?  

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of the performance; These factors have no effect on the predicted shape of a ritardando. Computer simulations...........................................................................................................................................20 #12;3 / ABSTRACT The relation between music and motion has been a topic of much theoretical of a number of rhythm perception models show, however, a large effect of these structural and temporal factors

Amsterdam, University of

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Exploration of R2XM2 (R=Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, rare earth; X=main group element; M=transition metal, Si, Ge): Structural Motifs, the novel Compound Gd2AlGe2 and Analysis of the U3Si2 and Zr3Al2 Structure Types  

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In the process of exploring and understanding the influence of crystal structure on the system of compounds with the composition Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} several new compounds were synthesized with different crystal structures, but similar structural features. In Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}, the main feature of interest is the magnetocaloric effect (MCE), which allows the material to be useful in magnetic refrigeration applications. The MCE is based on the magnetic interactions of the Gd atoms in the crystal structure, which varies with x (the amount of Si in the compound). The crystal structure of Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4} can be thought of as being formed from two 3{sup 2}434 nets of Gd atoms, with additional Gd atoms in the cubic voids and Si/Ge atoms in the trigonal prismatic voids. Attempts were made to substitute nonmagnetic atoms for magnetic Gd using In, Mg and Al. Gd{sub 2}MgGe{sub 2} and Gd{sub 2}InGe{sub 2} both possess the same 3{sup 2}434 nets of Gd atoms as Gd{sub 5}(Si{sub x}Ge{sub 1-x}){sub 4}, but these nets are connected differently, forming the Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2} crystal structure. A search of the literature revealed that compounds with the composition R{sub 2}XM{sub 2} (R=Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Hf, rare earth; X=main group element; M=transition metal, Si, Ge) crystallize in one of four crystal structures: the Mo{sub 2}FeB{sub 2}, Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2}, Mn{sub 2}AlB{sub 2} and W{sub 2}CoB{sub 2} crystal structures. These crystal structures are described, and the relationships between them are highlighted. Gd{sub 2}AlGe{sub 2} forms an entirely new crystal structure, and the details of its synthesis and characterization are given. Electronic structure calculations are performed to understand the nature of bonding in this compound and how electrons can be accounted for. A series of electronic structure calculations were performed on models with the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} and Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structures, using Zr and A1 as the building blocks. The starting point for these models was the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure, and models were created to simulate the transition from the idealized U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure to the distorted Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structure. Analysis of the band structures of the models has shown that the transition from the U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} structure to the Zr{sub 3}Al{sub 2} structure lifts degeneracies along the {Lambda} {yields} Z direction, indicating a Peierls-type mechanism for the displacement occurring in the positions of the Zr atoms.

Sean William McWhorter

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Econometric analysis of imperfect competition and implications for trade research  

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220. ROhlfs. Jeffrey. 'Econometric Analysis of Supply Inmodem studies use structural econometric models. parametercomplete structural econometric models based on formal

Perloff, Jeffrey M

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-dependent calculations of transfer ionization by fast proton-helium collision in one-dimensional kinematics  

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We analyze a transfer ionization (TI) reaction in the fast proton-helium collision $\\rm H^+ + He \\to H^0 + He^{2+} + e^-$ by solving a time-dependent Schr\\"odinger equation (TDSE) under the classical projectile motion approximation in one-dimensional kinematics. In addition, we construct various time independent analogues of our model using lowest order perturbation theory in the form of the Born series. By comparing various aspects of the TDSE and the Born series calculations, we conclude that the recent discrepancies of experimental and theoretical data may be attributed to deficiency of the Born models used by other authors. We demonstrate that the correct Born series for TI should include the momentum space overlap between the double ionization amplitude and the wave function of the transferred electron.

Vladislav V. Serov; A. S. Kheifets

2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Pionic Fusion of Nuclear Systems and the ABCEffect -- Aproaching a Puzzle by Exclusive and Kinematically Complete Measurements  

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The ABC effect - a puzzling low-mass enhancement in the $\\pi\\pi$ invariant mass spectrum - is well-known from inclusive measurements of two-pion production in nuclear fusion reactions. Here we report on first exclusive and kinematically complete measurements of the most basic double pionic fusion reaction $pn \\to d \\pi^0\\pi^0$ at 1.03 and 1.35 GeV. The measurements, which have been carried out at CELSIUS-WASA, reveal the ABC effect to be a $(\\pi\\pi)_{I=L=0}$ channel phenomenon associated with both a resonance-like energy dependence in the integral cross section and the formation of a $\\Delta\\Delta$ system in the intermediate state. A corresponding simple s-channel resonance ansatz provides a surprisingly good description of the data.

M. Bashkanov; C. Bargholtz; M. Berlowski; D. Bogoslawsky; H. Calen; H. Clement; L. Demiroers; E. Doroshkevich; D. Duniec; C. Ekstrom; K. Fransson; L. Geren; L. Gustafsson; B. Hoistad; G. Ivanov; M. Jacewicz; E. Jiganov; T. Johansson; O. Khakimova; S. Keleta; I. Koch; F. Kren; S. Kullander; A. Kupsc; K. Lindberg; P. Marciniewski; R. Meier; B. Morosov; C. Pauly; H. Pettersson; Y. Petukhov; A. Povtorejko; A. Pricking; R. J. M. Y. Ruber; K. Schonning; W. Scobel; B. Shwartz; T. Skorodko; V. Sopov; J. Stepaniak; P. -E. Tegner; P. Thorngren-Engblom; V. Tikhomirov; A. Turowiecki; G. J. Wagner; M. Wolke; J. Zabierowski; I. Zartova; J. Zlomanczuk

2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Geology and kinematics of a clay-rich landslide with an undulatory slip surface  

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in thickness from 1 to 3 meters, and exhibits an i. rregular channel geometry, largely controlled by bedrock inhomogeneity in a structurally complex Franciscan terrain (highly deformed clay- shale). In map view, the landslide has an "hourglass" configuration... internal deformation. Maximum slide mass thicken- ing of 30-40y is associated with the basal step. Lithologic variations within the slide mass (i. e. erratic distribution of a sandy gravel unit) do not affect the steady-state profile, which is largely...

Lantz, James Robert

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic measures and stroke rate variability in elite female 200-m swimmers in the four swimming techniques: Athens 2004 Olympic semi-finalists and French National  

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1 Kinematic measures and stroke rate variability in elite female 200-m swimmers in the four of this work was to study stroke rate variability in elite female swimmers (200-m events, all four techniques semi-finalists (group N, n=64). Since swimming speed (V) is the product of stroke rate (SR) and stroke

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Reaction Products with Internal Energy beyond the Kinematic Limit Result from Trajectories Far from the Minimum Energy Path: An Example from  

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Reaction Products with Internal Energy beyond the Kinematic Limit Result from Trajectories Far from the minimum energy path are, in general, responsible for production of highly internally excited products-7 For this collision energy and product vibrational level, rotational states j e 18 are energetically allowed, but only

Zare, Richard N.

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MNRAS 429, 534555 (2013) doi:10.1093/mnras/sts353 The ATLAS3D Project XIV. The extent and kinematics of the molecular  

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MNRAS 429, 534­555 (2013) doi:10.1093/mnras/sts353 The ATLAS3D Project ­ XIV. The extent, D-85478 Garching, Germany 12Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility, European Southern and contrast the extent, surface brightness profiles and kinematics of the molecular gas in CO-rich ATLAS3D

Kuntschner, Harald

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The kinematics of the Zagros Mountains (Iran) D. HATZFELD1*, C. AUTHEMAYOU24, P. VAN DER BEEK5, O. BELLIER2,  

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The kinematics of the Zagros Mountains (Iran) D. HATZFELD1*, C. AUTHEMAYOU2­4, P. VAN DER BEEK5, O Survey of Iran, PO Box 13185-1494, Tehran, Iran 8 International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, PO Box 19395/3913, Tehran, Iran 9 National Cartographic Center, PO Box 13185/1684, Tehran, Iran

Hatzfeld, Denis

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Crystal Structures and Small-angle X-ray Scattering Analysis of UDP-galactopyranose Mutase from the Pathogenic Fungus Aspergillus fumigatus  

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UDP-galactopyranose mutase (UGM) is a flavoenzyme that catalyzes the conversion of UDP-galactopyranose to UDP-galactofuranose, which is a central reaction in galactofuranose biosynthesis. Galactofuranose has never been found in humans but is an essential building block of the cell wall and extracellular matrix of many bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. The importance of UGM for the viability of many pathogens and its absence in humans make UGM a potential drug target. Here we report the first crystal structures and small-angle x-ray scattering data for UGM from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, the causative agent of aspergillosis. The structures reveal that Aspergillus UGM has several extra secondary and tertiary structural elements that are not found in bacterial UGMs yet are important for substrate recognition and oligomerization. Small-angle x-ray scattering data show that Aspergillus UGM forms a tetramer in solution, which is unprecedented for UGMs. The binding of UDP or the substrate induces profound conformational changes in the enzyme. Two loops on opposite sides of the active site move toward each other by over 10 {angstrom} to cover the substrate and create a closed active site. The degree of substrate-induced conformational change exceeds that of bacterial UGMs and is a direct consequence of the unique quaternary structure of Aspergillus UGM. Galactopyranose binds at the re face of the FAD isoalloxazine with the anomeric carbon atom poised for nucleophilic attack by the FAD N5 atom. The structural data provide new insight into substrate recognition and the catalytic mechanism and thus will aid inhibitor design.

Dhatwalia, Richa; Singh, Harkewal; Oppenheimer, Michelle; Karr, Dale B.; Nix, Jay C.; Sobrado, Pablo; Tanner, John J. (Missouri); (LBNL); (VPI-SU)

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Structure function monitor  

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Methods and apparatus for a structure function monitor provide for generation of parameters characterizing a refractive medium. In an embodiment, a structure function monitor acquires images of a pupil plane and an image plane and, from these images, retrieves the phase over an aperture, unwraps the retrieved phase, and analyzes the unwrapped retrieved phase. In an embodiment, analysis<