Sample records for kinematic structural analysis

  1. THE ORTHOGLIDE: KINEMATICS AND WORKSPACE ANALYSIS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  2. Galaxy structure and kinematics towards the NGP

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    A. Spagna; C. Cacciari; R. Drimmel; T. Kinman; M. G. Lattanzi; R. L. Smart

    2002-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a proper motion survey over about 200 square degrees towards the NGP, based on the material used for the construction of the GSC-II, that we are using to study the vertical structure and kinematics of the Galaxy. In particular, we measured the rotation velocity of the halo up to 10 kpc above the galactic plane traced by a sample of RR Lyr{\\ae} and BHB giants for which radial velocities were used to recover the complete distribution of the spatial velocities. Finally, the impact of astrometric and spectroscopic GAIA observation are discussed.

  3. STELLAR KINEMATICS AND STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF VIRGO CLUSTER DWARF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES FROM THE SMAKCED PROJECT. II. THE SURVEY AND A SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF KINEMATIC ANOMALIES AND ASYMMETRIES

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    Toloba, E.; Guhathakurta, P. [UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Peletier, R. F. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Postbus 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands); Boselli, A. [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille-LAM, Université d'Aix-Marseille and CNRS, UMR 7326, 38 rue F. Joliot-Curie, 13388 Marseille Cedex 13 (France); Lisker, T. [Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Falcón-Barroso, J.; Ry?, A. [Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Vía Láctea s/n, La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Simon, J. D. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Van de Ven, G. [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Paudel, S. [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Emsellem, E. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748, Garching (Germany); Janz, J. [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia); Den Brok, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Gorgas, J. [Departamento de Astrofísica y Física de la Atmósfera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040, Madrid (Spain); Hensler, G. [Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna, Türkenschanzstraße 17, 1180 Vienna (Austria); Laurikainen, E.; Salo, H. [Division of Astronomy, Department of Physics, PO Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu (Finland); Niemi, S.-M., E-mail: toloba@ucolick.org [Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT (United Kingdom)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present spatially resolved kinematics and global stellar populations and mass-to-light ratios for a sample of 39 dwarf early-type (dE) galaxies in the Virgo cluster studied as part of the SMAKCED stellar absorption-line spectroscopy and imaging survey. This sample is representative of the early-type population in the Virgo cluster in the absolute magnitude range –19.0 < M{sub r} < –16.0 and of all morphological subclasses found in this galaxy population. For each dE, we measure the rotation curve and velocity dispersion profile and fit an analytic function to the rotation curve. We study the significance of the departure of the rotation curve from the best-fit analytic function (poorly fit) and of the difference between the approaching and receding sides of the rotation curve (asymmetry). Our sample includes two dEs with kinematically decoupled cores that have been previously reported. We find that 62 ± 8% (23 out of the 39) of the dEs have a significant anomaly in their rotation curve. Analysis of the images reveals photometric anomalies for most galaxies. However, there is no clear correlation between the significance of the photometric and kinematic anomalies. We measure age-sensitive (H{sub ?} and H{sub ?A}) and metallicity sensitive (Fe4668 and Mgb) Lick spectral indices in the LIS-5 Å system. This population of galaxies exhibits a wide range of ages and metallicities; we also find that 4 dEs show clear evidence of emission partially filling in the Balmer absorption lines. Finally, we estimate the total masses and dark matter fractions of the dEs and plot them in the mass-size, the mass-velocity dispersion, and the fundamental plane scaling relations. The dEs seem to be the bridge between massive early-type galaxies and dSphs, and have a median total mass within the R{sub e} of log M{sub e} = 9.1 ± 0.2 and a median dark matter fraction within the R{sub e} of f {sub DM} = 46 ± 18%. Any formation model for the dE galaxy class must account for this diversity of kinematic and photometric anomalies and stellar populations.

  4. Numerical analysis of kinematic soil-pile interaction

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    Castelli, Francesco; Maugeri, Michele [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria no. 6, 95125, Catania (Italy); Mylonakis, George [Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Rio GR-26500, Patras (Greece)

    2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present study, the response of singles pile to kinematic seismic loading is investigated using the computer program SAP2000. The objectives of the study are: (1) to develop a numerical model that can realistically simulate kinematic soil-structure interaction for piles accounting for discontinuity conditions at the pile-soil interface, energy dissipation and wave propagation; (2) to use the model for evaluating kinematic interaction effects on pile response as function of input ground motion; and (3) to present a case study in which theoretical predictions are compared with results obtained from other formulations. To evaluate the effects of kinematic loading, the responses of both the free-field soil (with no piles) and the pile were compared. Time history and static pushover analyses were conducted to estimate the displacement and kinematic pile bending under seismic loadings.

  5. Structure and kinematics of candidate double-barred galaxies

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    A. V. Moiseev; J. R. Valdes; V. H. Chavushyan

    2004-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of optical and NIR spectral and photometric observations of a sample of candidate double-barred galaxies are presented. Velocity fields and velocity dispersion maps of stars and ionized gas, continuum and emission-line images were constructed from integral-field spectroscopy observations carried out at the 6m telescope (BTA) of SAO RAS, with the MPFS spectrograph and the scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer. NGC2681 was also observed with the long-slit spectrograph of the BTA. Optical and NIR images were obtained at the BTA and at the 2.1m telescope (OAN, M\\'exico). High-resolution images were retrieved from the HST data archive. Morphological and kinematic features of all 13 sample objects are described in detail. Attention is focused on the interpretation of observed non-circular motions of gas and stars in circumnuclear (one kiloparsec- scale) regions. We have shown first of all that these motions are caused by the gravitational potential of a large-scale bar. NGC3368 and NGC3786 have nuclear bars only, their isophotal twist at larger radii being connected with the bright spiral arms. Three cases of inner polar disks in our sample (NGC2681, NGC3368 and NGC5850) are considered. We found ionized-gas counter-rotation in the central kiloparsec of the lenticular galaxy NGC3945. Seven galaxies (NGC470, NGC2273, NGC2681, NGC3945, NGC5566, NGC5905, and NGC6951) have inner mini-disks nested in large-scale bars. Minispiral structures occur often in these nuclear disks. It is interesting that the majority of the observed, morphological and kinematical, features in the sample galaxies can be explained without the secondary bar hypothesis. Thus we suggest that a dynamically independent secondary bar is a rarer phenomenon than follows from isophotal analysis of the images only.

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

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    Steinbock, Oliver

    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

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

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    Majekodunmi, Oluwatosin Eniola

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    #12;A Numerical Analysis of a Kinematic Stirling-Cycle Beat Pump for Space Conditioning simulation was performed on a only recently been explored. 'To substantiate kinematic Stirling heat pump on a kinematic Stirling heat pump for third-order code. The effects of outdoor air space heating was made

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

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    Ariyarathne, Hanchapola Appuhamilage Kusalika Suranjani

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. Analysis and Control of Robot Manipulators with Kinematic Redundancy

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    Chang, Pyung H.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A closed-form solution formula for the kinematic control of manipulators with redundancy is derived, using the Lagrangian multiplier method. Differential relationship equivalent to the Resolved Motion Method has been ...

  11. The Asymmetric Thick Disk: A Star Count and Kinematic Analysis. II The Kinematics

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    Jeniffer E. Parker; Roberta M. Humphreys; Timothy C. Beers

    2003-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a kinematic signature associated with the observed asymmetry in the distribution of thick disk/inner halo stars interior to the Solar circle described in Paper I. In that paper we found a statistically significant excess (20% to 25 %) of stars in quadrant I (l ~ 20 deg to 55 deg) both above and below the plane (b ~ +/- 25 deg to +/- 45 deg) compared to the complementary region in quadrant IV. We have measured Doppler velocities for 741 stars, selected according to the same magnitude and color criteria, in the direction of the asymmetry and in the corresponding fields in quadrant IV. We have also determined spectral types and metallicities measured from the same spectra. We not only find an asymmetric distribution in the V_LSR velocities for the stars in the two regions, but the angular rate of rotation, w, for the stars in quadrant I reveals a slower effective rotation rate compared to the corresponding quadrant IV stars. We use our [Fe/H] measurements to separate the stars into the three primary population groups, halo, thick disk, and disk, and conclude that it is primarily the thick disk stars that show the slower rotation in quadrant I. A solution for the radial, tangential and vertical components of the V_LSR velocities, reveals a significant lag of ~ 80 to 90 km/s in the direction of Galactic rotation for the thick disk stars in quadrant I, while in quadrant IV, the same population has only a ~ 20 km/s lag. The results reported here support a rotational lag among the thick disk stars due to a gravitational interaction with the bar as the most likely explanation for the asymmetry in both the star counts and the kinematics. The affected thick disk stars, however, may be associated with the recently discovered Canis Major debris stream or a similar merger event (abridged).

  12. Structure and kinematics of candidate double-barred galaxies

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    Moiseev, A V; Chavushyan, V H

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of optical and NIR spectral and photometric observations of a sample of candidate double-barred galaxies are presented. Velocity fields and velocity dispersion maps of stars and ionized gas, continuum and emission-line images were constructed from integral-field spectroscopy observations carried out at the 6m telescope (BTA) of SAO RAS, with the MPFS spectrograph and the scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer. NGC2681 was also observed with long-slit spectrograph of the BTA. Optical and NIR images were obtained at the BTA and at the 2.1m telescope (OAN, M\\'exico). High-resolution images were retrieved from the HST data archive. Morphological and kinematic features of all 13 sample objects are described in detail. Attention is focused on the interpretation of observed non-circular motions of gas and stars in circumnuclear (one kiloparsec- scale) regions. We have shown first of all that these motions are caused by a gravitational potential of large-scale bar. NGC3368 and NGC3786 have nuclear bars only, the...

  13. The paradigm of kinematics and dynamics must yield to causal structure

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    Robert W. Spekkens

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Sweetman, Bert

    Prediction and application of wave kinematics for near-shore structures subject to irregular seas of wave kinematics by Stokes theory or stream function theory. Stokes theory can be used directly to predict irregular wave kinematics from a specified wave spectrum, but the predicted kinematics

  15. Generalized 3-D Tolerance Analysis of Mechanical Assemblies with Small Kinematic Adjustments

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    ) for tolerance analysis of 3-D mechanical assemblies is presented. Vector assembly models are used, based on 3-D. Tolerance analysis procedures are formulated for both open and closed loop assembly models. The method generalizes assembly variation models to include small kinematic adjustments between mating parts. Open vector

  16. Structure and kinematics of galaxy clusters I. The redshift catalogue

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    P. Stein

    1996-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Kanaya, Takamasa

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    , Frederick M. Chester Judith S. Chester Adam Klaus Richard L. Carlson December 2006 Major Subject: Geology iii ABSTRACT Structure and Kinematics of the Suzume Fault, Okitsu Mélange, Shimanto Accretionary Complex, Japan. (December 2006.... I also thank him for his patience with my stubbornness. I express my appreciation to Drs. Judith Chester and Adam Klaus for their constructive criticism and sincere efforts to improve this thesis. I am grateful to Dr. Brann Johnson...

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

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    Grapenthin, Ronni

    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

  19. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 Kinematic Surface Analysis by Terrestrial Laser Scanning

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    by Terrestrial Laser Scanning Hans-Martin ZOGG*, David GRIMM* ETH Zurich, Switzerland Abstract This paper presents terrestrial laser scanning with emphasis on kinematic surface analysis. Besides an overview of terrestrial laser scanning in general, the 2D-laser scanner SICK LMS200-30106 is introduced as well

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    - Permian salt basin of the southernmost North Sea using 3D seismic interpretation, structural modelling seismic interpretation will enable the kinematic analysis and reconstruction of the early Post training in tectonic basin modelling, seismic interpretation, regional tectonic analysis, kinematic

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  4. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance, June 24-26, 2008 Kinematic Surface Analysis by Terrestrial Laser Scanning

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    Giger, Christine

    Analysis by Terrestrial Laser Scanning Hans-Martin Zogg* David Grimm* ETH Zurich, Switzerland [zogg, grimm]@geod.baug.ethz.ch Abstract This paper presents terrestrial laser scanning with emphasis on kinematic surface analysis. Besides an overview of terrestrial laser scanning in general, the 2D-laser scanner SICK LMS200

  5. Broad-line region structure and kinematics in the radio galaxy 3C 120

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    Kollatschny, W; Zetzl, M; Kaspi, S; Haas, M

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Broad emission lines originate in the surroundings of supermassive black holes in the centers of active galactic nuclei (AGN). One method to investigate the extent, structure, and kinematics of the BLR is to study the continuum and line profile variability in AGN. We selected the radio-loud Seyfert 1 galaxy 3C 120 as a target for this study. We took spectra with a high signal-to-noise ratio of 3C 120 with the 9.2m Hobby-Eberly Telescope between Sept. 2008 and March 2009. In parallel, we photometrically monitored the continuum flux at the Wise observatory. We analyzed the continuum and line profile variations in detail (1D and 2D reverberation mapping) and modeled the geometry of the line-emitting regions based on the line profiles. We show that the BLR in 3C 120 is stratified with respect to the distance of the line-emitting regions from the center with respect to the line widths (FWHM) of the rms profiles and with respect to the variability amplitude of the emission lines. The emission line wings of H{\\alpha...

  6. 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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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    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

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

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    Cheng, Harry H.

    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

  8. 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.

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

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    Song, Youn Kyung

    2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Extreme wave flows associated with a large scale wave breaking during interactions with marine structures or complex coastal geography of is one of the major concerns in a design of coastal and ocean structures. In order to properly understand...

  10. Structure and kinematics of edge-on galaxy discs -- V. The dynamics of the stellar discs

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    M. Kregel; P. C. van der Kruit; K. C. Freeman

    2005-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    In earlier papers in this series we determined the intrinsic stellar disc kinematics of fifteen intermediate to late type edge-on spiral galaxies using a dynamical modeling technique. From the photometry we find that intrinsically more flattened discs tend to have a lower face-on central surface brightness and a larger dynamica mass-to-light ratio. This observation suggests that at a constant maximum rotational velocity lower surface brightness discs have smaller vertical stellar velocity dispersions.Although the individual uncertainties are large, we find from the dynamical modeling that at least twelve discs are submaximal. The average disc contributes 53$\\pm$4 percent to the observed rotation at 2.2 disc scalelengths, with a 1$\\sigma$ scatter of 15 percent. This percentage becomes somewhat lower when effects of finite disc flattening and gravity by the dark halo and the gas are taken into account. Since boxy and peanut-shaped bulges are probably associated with bars, the result suggests that at 2.2$h_{\\rm R}$ the submaximal nature of discs is independent of barredness. The possibility remains that very high surface brightness discs are maximal.We confirm that the radial stellar disc velocity dispersion is related to the galaxy maximum rotational velocity. The scatter in this $\\sigma-v_{\\rm max}$ relation appears to correlate with the disc flattening, face-on central surface brightness and dynamical mass-to-light ratio. Low surface brightness discs tend to be more flattened and have smaller stellar velocity dispersions. The findings are consistent with the observed correlation between disc flattening and dynamical mass-to-light ratio.

  11. Classical kinematics and Finsler structures for nonminimal Lorentz-violating fermions

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    M. Schreck

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Kanaya, Takamasa

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    underplated to the prism along the subduction plate-boundary at seismogenic depth. An internal, horsebounding thrust of the duplex, referred to as the Suzume fault, juxtaposes basalt in the hanging wall and sedimentary rocks in the footwall. Structure...

  13. 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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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    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

  14. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

    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

  15. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

    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 Engineering Protein Engineering #12;Protein Engineering Protein Engineering Protein Engineering Protein

  16. Structural Analysis of Combustion Models

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    Tóth, J; Zsély, I

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Avadhany, Shakeel N

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  18. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

    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

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

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    Baishali Saikia; D. K. Choudhury

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 $0analysis 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.

  20. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

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

  1. Structural analysis and assessment of Guastavino vaulting

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    Reese, Megan L

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  2. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

    Crystallography NMR Spectroscopy Protein Informatics Structural Bioinformatics Computational Structural Biology/ Proteins Alberts B, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Proteins TTCCPSIVARSNFNVCRLPGTPEAICATYTGCIIIPGATCPGDYAN Hartl F.U. et al., Nature, 2011 Proteins Protein Science Biochemistry Biophysics Molecular Biology

  3. Protein Structure Analysis Iosif Vaisman

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    Vaisman, Iosif

    Informatics Structural Bioinformatics Computational Structural Biology Protein Engineering Protein Design Drug/ Proteins Alberts B, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Proteins TTCCPSIVARSNFNVCRLPGTPEAICATYTGCIIIPGATCPGDYAN Protein Science Biochemistry Biophysics Molecular Biology Crystallography NMR Spectroscopy Protein

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

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. 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

  6. Three tooth kinematic coupling

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hale, Layton C. (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Properties of kinematic singularities

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    A. A. Coley; S. Hervik; W. C. Lim; M. A. H. MacCallum

    2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The locally rotationally symmetric tilted perfect fluid Bianchi type V cosmological model provides examples of future geodesically complete spacetimes that admit a `kinematic singularity' at which the fluid congruence is inextendible but all frame components of the Weyl and Ricci tensors remain bounded. We show that for any positive integer n there are examples of Bianchi type V spacetimes admitting a kinematic singularity such that the covariant derivatives of the Weyl and Ricci tensors up to the n-th order also stay bounded. We briefly discuss singularities in classical spacetimes.

  8. Towards Efficient Structural Analysis of Mathematical Expressions

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    Yeung, Dit-Yan

    . Experiments done on some typical mathematical expressions show that our proposed methods can achieve speedup, structural analysis 1 Introduction Many documents in science and engineering disciplines contain mathematical expressions. The input of mathematical expressions into computers is often more difficult than the input

  9. Kinematics of Daniel Dewey

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    Dewey, Daniel

    "kinematics" proper motion - multi-epochs Doppler ("radial") velocity - lines ==> hydro dynamics ==> 3D E/dE on Frit's plot velocities: thermal, turbulent, radial accurate to 100 km/s or less A (Core-collapse) What I'm not including: Type Ia SNe, GRBs Non-thermal and CR-modified effects "Just

  10. Dark energy as a kinematic effect

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    Jennen, H

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a generalization of teleparallel gravity that is consistent with local spacetime kinematics regulated by the de Sitter group $SO(1,4)$. The mathematical structure of teleparallel gravity is shown to be given by a nonlinear Riemann--Cartan geometry without curvature, which inspires us to build the generalization on top of a de Sitter--Cartan geometry with a cosmological function. The cosmological function is given its own dynamics and naturally emerges nonminimally coupled to the gravitational field in a manner akin to teleparallel dark energy models or scalar-tensor theories in general relativity. New in the theory here presented, the cosmological function gives rise to a kinematic contribution in the deviation equation for the world lines of adjacent free-falling particles. While having its own dynamics, dark energy manifests itself in the local kinematics of spacetime.

  11. Kinematic Motor Learning Wolfram Schenck

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    Moeller, Ralf

    Kinematic Motor Learning Wolfram Schenck Computer Engineering Group Faculty of Technology Bielefeld-521-106-6440 mail: wschenck@ti.uni-bielefeld.de Abstract This paper focuses on adaptive motor control in the kinematic domain. Several motor learning strategies from the literature are adopted to kinematic problems

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

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    Santarpia, Joshua

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    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

  14. 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...

  15. Remote geologic structural analysis of Yucca Flat

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    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

    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.

  16. Remote geologic structural analysis of Yucca Flat

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    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

    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.

  17. Impact loads and wave kinematics on a fixed truncated circular cylinder due to nonlinear waves in a 2-D tank

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    Zou, Jun

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    between impact loads and kinematics using an asymmetric steep non-breaking wave. The strong nonlinear kinematics in front of the structure may cause forming air pocket. Both expansion and compression of air pocket at high frequency may produce high...

  18. Steerable wavelet analysis of CMB structures alignment

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    P. Vielva; Y. Wiaux; E. Martinez-Gonzalez; P. Vandergheynst

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reviews the application of a novel methodology for analysing the isotropy of the universe by probing the alignment of local structures in the CMB. The strength of the proposed methodology relies on the steerable wavelet filtering of the CMB signal. One the one hand, the filter steerability renders the computation of the local orientation of the CMB features affordable in terms of computation time. On the other hand, the scale-space nature of the wavelet filtering allows to explore the alignment of the local structures at different scales, probing possible different phenomena. We present the WMAP first-year data analysis recently performed by the same authors (Wiaux et al.), where an extremely significant anisotropy was found. In particular, a preferred plane was detected, having a normal direction with a northern end position close to the northern end of the CMB dipole axis. In addition, a most preferred direction was found in that plane, with a northern end direction very close to the north ecliptic pole. This result synthesised for the first time previously reported anomalies identified in the direction of the dipole and the ecliptic poles axes. In a forthcoming paper (Vielva et al.), we have extended our analysis to the study of individual frequency maps finding first indications for discarding foregrounds as the origin of the anomaly. We have also tested that the preferred orientations are defined by structures homogeneously distributed in the sky, rather than from localised regions. We have also analysed the WMAP 3-year data, finding the same anomaly pattern, although at a slightly lower significance level.

  19. Generalized Gravity I : Kinematical Setting and reformalizing Quantum Field Theory

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    Johan Noldus

    2008-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The first part of this work deals with the development of a natural differential calculus on non-commutative manifolds. The second part extends the covariance and equivalence principle as well studies its kinematical consequences such as the arising of gauge theory. Furthermore, a manifestly causal and covariant formulation of quantum field theory is presented which surpasses the usual Hamiltonian and path integral construction. A particular representation of this theory on the kinematical structure developed in section three is moreover given.

  20. Unveiling the counter-rotating nature of the kinematically distinct core in NGC5813 with MUSE

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    Krajnovic, Davor; Urrutia, Tanya; Emsellem, Eric; Carollo, C Marcella; Shirazi, Maryam; Bacon, Roland; Contini, Thierry; Epinat, Benoit; Kamann, Sebastian; Martinsson, Thomas; Steinmetz, Matthias

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MUSE observations of NGC5813 reveal a complex structure in the velocity dispersion map, previously hinted by SAURON observations. The structure is reminiscent of velocity dispersion maps of galaxies comprising two counter-rotating discs, and may explain the existence of the kinematically distinct core (KDC). Further evidence for two counter-rotating components comes from the analysis of the higher moments of the stellar line-of-sight velocity distributions and fitting MUSE spectra with two separate Gaussian line-of-sight velocity distributions. The emission-line kinematics show evidence of being linked to the present cooling flows and the buoyant cavities seen in X-rays. We detect ionised gas in a nuclear disc-like structure, oriented like the KDC, which is, however, not directly related to the KDC. We build an axisymmetric Schwarzschild dynamical model, which shows that the MUSE kinematics can be reproduced well with two counter-rotating orbit families, characterised by relatively low angular momentum compon...

  1. Protein structure prediction and analysis using the Robetta server

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    Baker, David

    Protein structure prediction and analysis using the Robetta server David E. Kim, Dylan Chivian The Robetta server (http://robetta.bakerlab.org) pro- vides automated tools for protein structure prediction and analysis. For structure prediction, sequences submitted to the server are parsed into putative domains

  2. VIDEO SUMMARIZATION BY VIDEO STRUCTURE ANALYSIS AND GRAPH OPTIMIZATION

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    King, Kuo Chin Irwin

    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

  3. 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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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    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

  4. Analysis of deployable strut roof structures

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    Wolfe, Maxwell H. (Maxwell Henry)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deployable structures are structures that can change shape from a compact to an expanded form. Thus, their advantage over conventional structures is adaptability, whether in the sense of adapting to changing environmental ...

  5. Analysis and comparison of connections in steel structures

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    Manson, Leigh (Leigh Caroline)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The topic of connections is often given only limited attention in structural analysis and design of buildings, despite the fact that they can play a critical role in the structure. It is customary practice in the U.S. for ...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Structural Analysis of the Desert Peak-Brady Geothermal Fields, Northwestern Nevada: Implications for...

  7. 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...

  8. A structural analysis of the Cardington British Steel corner test 

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    Gillie, Martin; Usmani, Asif; Rotter, J Michael

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a structural analysis of the Cardington British Steel corner test. The test is a analyzes using ABAQUS, the commercial finite element program. The results of the analysis indicate that the response of ...

  9. Computational prediction and analysis of protein structure

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    Meruelo, Alejandro Daniel

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. The Kinematic Algebras from the Scattering Equations

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    Monteiro, Ricardo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study kinematic algebras associated to the recently proposed scattering equations, which arise in the description of the scattering of massless particles. In particular, we describe the role that these algebras play in the BCJ duality between colour and kinematics in gauge theory, and its relation to gravity. We find that the scattering equations are a consistency condition for a self-dual-type vertex which is associated to each solution of those equations. We also identify an extension of the anti-self-dual vertex, such that the two vertices are not conjugate in general. Both vertices correspond to the structure constants of Lie algebras. We give a prescription for the use of the generators of these Lie algebras in trivalent graphs that leads to a natural set of BCJ numerators. In particular, we write BCJ numerators for each contribution to the amplitude associated to a solution of the scattering equations. This leads to a decomposition of the determinant of a certain kinematic matrix, which appears natur...

  11. Model Structure Analysis for Model-based Operation of

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    conducted in the framework of the "Integrated System Approach Petroleum Production" (ISAPP) programmeModel Structure Analysis for Model-based Operation of Petroleum Reservoirs #12;#12;MODEL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS FOR MODEL-BASED OPERATION OF PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de graad van

  12. Principal Component Analysis for Fault Detection and Structure Health Monitoring

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Principal Component Analysis for Fault Detection and Structure Health Monitoring Nicolas Stoffels structure to ensure its health monitoring. The proposed approach is based on the PCA algorithm. Once PCA promptly and precisely [5]. FDI is also important in SHM (Structure Health Monitoring) because of aging

  13. Finite element analysis and computed tomography based structural rigidity analysis of rat tibia with simulated lytic defects

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    Vaziri, Ashkan

    Finite element analysis and computed tomography based structural rigidity analysis of rat tibia) (Damron et al., 2003; Mirels, 1989). In contrast, Computed Tomography based Structural Rigidly Ana- lysis

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

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    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

  15. Structural Modeling and Analysis of Structures in Aorta Images

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    Xu, Hai

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ). ........................ 10 Figure 4. A synthetic binary image consisting of five sinusoidal curves was used to verify the accuracy of my Radon Transform (RT) algorithm. ............ 14 Figure 5. Computed angle for the principal (circumferential) direction estimated...) thickness across the arterial wall. In this dissertation, I propose an image analysis scheme to delineate spatial patterns of EL such as changes in its thickness across the arterial wall. Key features of my scheme include: 1) a Radon Transform based...

  16. Multiscale analysis of nanocomposite and nanofibrous structures

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    Unnikrishnan, Vinu Unnithan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    higher-order finite element methods with AEH. Various nanocomposite and nanofibrous structures are analyzed using this formulation. In summary, in this dissertation the mechanical characteristics of nanotube based composite systems and polymeric...

  17. ASSESSMENT OF SEISMIC ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES FOR DEEPLY EMBEDDED NPP STRUCTURES.

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

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Structural group analysis of residues from Athabasca bitumen

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

    1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. On the kinematic constraint surfaces of general three-legged planar robot platforms

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    Hayes, John

    On the kinematic constraint surfaces of general three-legged planar robot platforms M.J.D. Hayes a robot platforms are enumerated and classified. Constraint surfaces corresponding to individual platform important applications to the kinematic analysis of planar three-legged robot platforms, hence appropriate

  20. Protein MAS NMR methodology and structural analysis of protein assemblies

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    Bayro, Marvin J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  1. Structural analysis of hydroxypropylphosphonic acid epoxidase : a fosfomycin biosynthetic enzyme

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    Higgins, Luke J. (Luke James)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  2. Mountain building in the Nepal Himalaya: Thermal and kinematic model

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    Avouac, Jean-Philippe

    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

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

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    Ponton, James Daniel

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Hennier, Jeffrey Hugh

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. MAD ANALYSIS OF FHIT STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY CENTER*

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    Kemner, Ken

    , 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

  6. Worst-case Structural Analysis Qingnan Zhou

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    Zorin, Denis

    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

  7. A SIMPLIFIED ANALYSIS FOR HIGH POWER MICROWAVE BANDPASS FILTER STRUCTURES

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    Yu, Ming

    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

  8. Decision analysis for seismic retrofit of structures

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    Williams, Ryan J.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  9. 2D kinematic signatures of boxy/peanut bulges

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    Iannuzzi, Francesca

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the imprints of boxy/peanut structures on the 2D line-of-sight kinematics of simulated disk galaxies. The models under study belong to a family with varying initial gas fraction and halo triaxiality, plus few other control runs with different structural parameters; the kinematic information was extracted using the Voronoi-binning technique and parametrised up to the fourth order of a Gauss-Hermite series. Building on a previous work for the long-slit case, we investigate the 2D kinematic behaviour in the edge-on projection as a function of the boxy/peanut strength and position angle; we find that for the strongest structures the highest moments show characteristic features away from the midplane in a range of position angles. We also discuss the masking effect of a classical bulge and the ambiguity in discriminating kinematically this spherically-symmetric component from a boxy/peanut bulge seen end-on. Regarding the face-on case, we extend existing results to encompass the effect of a second bucklin...

  10. Structural analysis of superconducting dipole prototype for HIAF

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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. "Nonrelativistic" kinematics: Particles or waves?

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    Jens Madsen Houlrik; Germain Rousseaux

    2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Process for structural geologic analysis of topography and point data

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

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Structural group analysis of residues from Athabasca bitumen

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    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

    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.

  14. Structural Analysis of Laplacian Spectral Properties in Complex Electric Grids

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    Preciado, Victor M; Verghese, George C

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by recent interest for power grid architectures, we study the relationship between structural features of electrical transmission networks and the behavior of certain dynamical processes taking place in the network. The spectrum of the Laplacian matrix plays a key role in a wide range of networked dynamical problems, from transient stability analysis to distributed control. Using methods from algebraic graph theory and convex optimization, we study the relationship between structural features of the network and spectral properties of the Laplacian matrix. We illustrate our results by studying the influence of structural properties on the Laplacian eigenvalues of the American (western states), Spanish and French high-voltage transmission networks.

  15. THE STELLAR AND GAS KINEMATICS OF THE LITTLE THINGS DWARF IRREGULAR GALAXY NGC 1569

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    Johnson, Megan [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944 (United States); Hunter, Deidre A.; Zhang, Hong-Xin; Herrmann, Kimberly [Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (United States); Oh, Se-Heon [International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); Elmegreen, Bruce [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Road, Yorktown Hts., NY 10598 (United States); Brinks, Elias [Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); Tollerud, Erik, E-mail: mjohnson@nrao.edu, E-mail: dah@lowell.edu, E-mail: hxzhang@lowell.edu, E-mail: herrmann@lowell.edu, E-mail: se-heon.oh@uwa.edu.au, E-mail: bge@us.ibm.com, E-mail: E.Brinks@herts.ac.uk, E-mail: etolleru@uci.edu [Center For Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 4129 Frederick Reines Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to understand the formation and evolution of Magellanic-type dwarf irregular (dIm) galaxies, one needs to understand their three-dimensional structure. We present measurements of the stellar velocity dispersion in NGC 1569, a nearby post-starburst dIm galaxy. The stellar vertical velocity dispersion, {sigma}{sub z}, coupled with the maximum rotational velocity derived from H I observations, V{sub max}, gives a measure of how kinematically hot the galaxy is, and, therefore, indicates its structure. We conclude that the stars in NGC 1569 are in a thick disk with a V{sub max}/{sigma}{sub z} = 2.4 {+-} 0.7. In addition to the structure, we analyze the ionized gas kinematics from O III observations along the morphological major axis. These data show evidence for outflow from the inner starburst region and a potential expanding shell near supermassive star cluster (SSC) A. When compared to the stellar kinematics, the velocity dispersion of the stars increases in the region of SSC A supporting the hypothesis of an expanding shell. The stellar kinematics closely follow the motion of the gas. Analysis of high-resolution H I data clearly reveals the presence of an H I cloud that appears to be impacting the eastern edge of NGC 1569. Also, an ultra-dense H I cloud can be seen extending to the west of the impacting H I cloud. This dense cloud is likely the remains of a dense H I bridge that extended through what is now the central starburst area. The impacting H I cloud was the catalyst for the starburst, thus turning the dense gas into stars over a short timescale, {approx}1 Gyr. We performed a careful study of the spectral energy distribution using infrared, optical, and ultraviolet photometry, producing a state-of-the-art mass model for the stellar disk. This mass modeling shows that stars dominate the gravitational potential in the inner 1 kpc. The dynamical mass of NGC 1569, derived from V{sub max}, shows that the disk may be dark matter deficient in the inner region, although, when compared to the expected virial mass determined from halo abundance matching techniques, the dark matter profile seems to agree with the observed mass profile at a radius of 2.2 kpc.

  16. ORE 630 Structural Analysis in Ocean Engineering Designation

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    Frandsen, Jannette B.

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

  17. Web Structure Analysis for Information Mining Lakshmi Vijjappu1

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    Tan, Ah-Hwee

    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

  18. WEB STRUCTURE ANALYSIS FOR INFORMATION MINING Vijjappu Lakshmi,1

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    Tan, Chew Lim

    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

  19. Kinematics in Vector Boson Fusion

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    D. Green

    2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The vector boson fusion process leads to two forward/backward jets (tag jets) and the produced state, a Higgs boson in this case, moving slowly in the p-p C.M. frame at the LHC. For the case of Higgs decaying to W+W (W*) with Higgs mass below 180 GeV, the W bosons have low momentum in the Higgs C.M. For the case of W leptonic decays, this fact allows for an approximate reconstruction of the two final state neutrinos. In turn, those solutions then provide additional kinematic cuts against background.

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

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    Li, Hui-Jia

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Imitating Human Dance Motions through Motion Structure Analysis

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    Ikeuchi, Katsushi

    to apply this idea for importing human dance motions into humanoid robots. Our project overview is shown and Technology Abstract This paper presents the method for importing human dance motion into humanoid robots-kinematics and dynamic balancing technique. Keywords: human motion, humanoid robot, motion prim- itive, motion capture

  2. Bayesian Analysis of the Phase II IASCASCE Structural Health Monitoring Experimental Benchmark Data

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    Bayesian Analysis of the Phase II IASC­ASCE Structural Health Monitoring Experimental Benchmark­ASCE Task Group on Structural Health Monitoring. This study involves damage detection and assessment; Identification; Bench marks; Structural analysis; Modal analysis. Introduction Structural health monitoring (SHM

  3. Relativistic kinematics for reactions involving massless particles

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    D. N. Basu; Tapan Mukhopadhyay

    2007-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. THE KINEMATIC FORMULA IN RIEMANNIAN HOMOGENEOUS SPACES

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    Howard, Ralph

    THE KINEMATIC FORMULA IN RIEMANNIAN HOMOGENEOUS SPACES Ralph Howard Department of Mathematics)IR (N). This generalizes the Chern-Federer kinematic formula to arbitrary homogeneous spaces with an invariant Riemannian metric and leads to new formulas even in the case of submanifolds of Euclidean space

  5. Prof. Alessandro De Luca Kinematic calibration

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    De Luca, Alessandro

    #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

  6. Testing and analysis of structural steel columns subjected to blast loads

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    Stewart, Lauren K.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. On some structural properties of general manipulation systems

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    Siena, Università di

    the geometric and structural characteristics involved in the control of rather general manipulation systems.g. manipulability analysis, can then be applied to such system (see [4]). A unified control theory of mechanical advances towards the goal of a general, unified treatment of manipulation systems. 1.2 Kinematics The model

  8. Analysis of Asteroid (216) Kleopatra using dynamical and structural constraints

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    Hirabayashi, Masatoshi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Given the spin state by Magnusson (1990), the shape model by Ostro et al. (2000), and the mass by Descamps et al. (2011), this paper evaluates a dynamically and structurally stable size of Asteroid (216) Kleopatra. In particular, we investigate two different failure modes: material shedding from the surface and structural failure of the internal body. We construct zero-velocity curves in the vicinity of this asteroid to determine surface shedding, while we utilize a limit analysis to calculate the lower and upper bounds of structural failure under the zero-cohesion assumption. Surface shedding does not occur at the current spin period (5.385 hr) and cannot directly initiate the formation of the satellites. On the other hand, this body may be close to structural failure; in particular, the neck may be situated near a plastic state. In addition, the neck's sensitivity to structural failure changes as the body size varies. We conclude that plastic deformation has probably occurred around the neck part in the pas...

  9. Visualization of Intricate Flow Structures for Vortex Breakdown Analysis Xavier Tricoche

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    Utah, University of

    Visualization of Intricate Flow Structures for Vortex Breakdown Analysis Xavier Tricoche University, synthetic depictions that permit new insight into the structural properties of vortex breakdowns. CR And Modeling-- Simulation Output Analysis J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineer- ing]: Engineering--. Keywords

  10. 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...

  11. Sensor data analysis and information extraction for structural health monitoring

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    Yan, Linjun

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, StanfordA Review of Structural Health Monitoring Literature: 1996-workshop on structural Health Monitoring: Structural Health

  12. Kinematic Detection of the Galactic Nuclear Disc

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    Schönrich, Ralph; Sale, Stuart E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of the Galactic nuclear disc in line-of-sight kinematics of stars, measured with infrared spectroscopy from APOGEE. The nuclear disc is found to have a rotation velocity V ~ 120km/s comparable to the gas disc. The current data suggest that this disc is kinematically quite cold and has a small vertical extent of order 50pc. The stellar kinematics suggest a truncation radius of the stellar disc at a galactocentric radius R ~ 150pc, and provide tentative evidence for an overdensity at the position of the ring found in the molecular gas disc.

  13. Virtual sine arm kinematic mount system

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    Xu, Z.; Randall, K.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel kinematic mount system for a vertical focusing mirror of the soft x-ray spectroscopy beamline at the Advanced Photon Source is described. The system contains three points in a horizontal plane. Each point consists of two horizontal linear precision stages, a spherical ball bearing, and a vertical precision stage. The horizontal linear stages are aligned orthogonally and are conjoined by a spherical ball bearing, supported by the vertical linear stage at each point. The position of each confined horizontal stage is controlled by a motorized micrometer head by spring-loading the flat tip of the micrometer head onto a tooling ball fixing on the carriage of the stage. A virtual sine arm is formed by tilting the upstream horizontal stage down and the two downstream horizontal stages up by a small angle. The fine pitch motion is achieved by adjusting the upstream stage. This supporting structure is extremely steady due to a relatively large span across the supporting points and yields extremely high resolution on the pitch motion. With a one degree tilt and a microstepping motor, the authors achieved a 0.4 nanoradian resolution on the mirror pitch motion.

  14. Analysis of community structure in networks of correlated data

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

    2008-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  15. Kinematic Wave Models of Network Vehicular Traffic Wenlong Jin

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    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

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

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

    2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. The Kinematic Composition of MgII Absorbers

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    Jane C. Charlton; Christopher W. Churchill

    1997-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Gibbon, J. D.

    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

  19. Structural analysis of a reflux pool-boiler solar receiver

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    Hoffman, E.L.; Stone, C.M.

    1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coupled thermal-structural finite element calculations of a reflux pool-boiler solar receiver were performed to characterize the operating stresses and to address issues affecting the service life of the receiver. Analyses performed using shell elements provided information for receiver material selection and design optimization. Calculations based on linear elastic fracture mechanics principles were performed using continuum elements to assess the vulnerability of a seam-weld to fatigue crack growth. All calculations were performed using ABAQUS, a general purpose finite element code, and elements specifically formulated for coupled thermal-structural analysis. Two materials were evaluated: 316L SS and Haynes 230 alloys. The receiver response was simulated for a combination of structural and thermal loads that represent the startup and operating conditions of the receiver. For both materials, maximum stresses in the receiver developed shortly after startup due to uneven temperature distribution across the receiver surface. The largest effective stress was near yield in the 316L SS receiver and below 39 percent of yield in the Haynes 230 receiver. The calculations demonstrated that stress reductions of over 25 percent could be obtained by reducing the aft dome thickness to one closer to the absorber. The fatigue calculations demonstrated that the stress distribution near the seam-weld notch depends primarily on the structural load created by internal pressurization of the receiver rather than the thermal, indicating that the thermal loads can be neglected when assessing the stress intensity near the seam-weld notch. The stress intensity factor, computed using the J-integral method and crack opening-displacement field equations, was significantly below the fatigue threshold for most steels. The calculations indicated that the weld notch was always loaded in compression, a condition which is not conducive to fatigue crack growth. 15 refs., 30 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Structural and kinematic analysis of the Early Paleozoic Ondor Sum-Hongqi mlange belt, eastern part of the Altaids (CAOB) in Inner Mongolia, China

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    part of the Altaids (CAOB) in Inner Mongolia, China Guanzhong Shi a,b Michel Faureb , Bei Xua,* , Pan mélange and a magmatic arc that form the main elements of the Southern Orogen Belt of Inner Mongolia of the mélange conducted in the Hongqi and Ondor Sum areas (western Inner Mongolia) shows two phrases of ductile

  1. 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...

  2. Radial transmission line analysis of multi-layer structures

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    Hahn, H.; Hammons, L.

    2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF THE DYNAMICS OF DRY-FRICTION-DAMPED STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF THE DYNAMICS OF DRY-FRICTION-DAMPED STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS by Olivier J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.2.1 Nonlinear methods for the analysis of friction-damped systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 II. HYBRID FREQUENCY-TIME DOMAIN METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS WITH DRY

  4. Highly damped kinematic coupling for precision instruments

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

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. Quasi-Chemical and Structural Analysis of Polarizable Anion Hydration

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    David M. Rogers; Thomas L. Beck

    2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Quasi-chemical theory is utilized to analyze the roles of solute polarization and size in determining the structure and thermodynamics of bulk anion hydration for the Hofmeister series Cl$^-$, Br$^-$, and I$^-$. Excellent agreement with experiment is obtained for whole salt hydration free energies using the polarizable AMOEBA force field. The quasi-chemical approach exactly partitions the solvation free energy into inner-shell, outer-shell packing, and outer-shell long-ranged contributions by means of a hard-sphere condition. Small conditioning radii, even well inside the first maximum of the ion-water(oxygen) radial distribution function, result in Gaussian behavior for the long-ranged contribution that dominates the ion hydration free energy. The spatial partitioning allows for a mean-field treatment of the long-ranged contribution, leading to a natural division into first-order electrostatic, induction, and van der Waals terms. The induction piece exhibits the strongest ion polarizability dependence, while the larger-magnitude first-order electrostatic piece yields an opposing but weaker polarizability dependence. In addition, a structural analysis is performed to examine the solvation anisotropy around the anions. As opposed to the hydration free energies, the solvation anisotropy depends more on ion polarizability than on ion size: increased polarizability leads to increased anisotropy. The water dipole moments near the ion are similar in magnitude to bulk water, while the ion dipole moments are found to be significantly larger than those observed in quantum mechanical studies. Possible impacts of the observed over-polarization of the ions on simulated anion surface segregation are discussed.

  10. accident analysis structural: Topics by E-print Network

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    provides a theoretical foundation for the introduction of unique new types of accident analysis, hazard analysis, accident prevention strategies including new approaches to...

  11. 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...

  12. Constrained tri-sphere kinematic positioning system

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    Viola, Robert J (Jackson, WY)

    2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Approximating Human Reaching Volumes Using Inverse Kinematics

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    Rodríguez, Inmaculada

    of reach: standing reach, which is useful in computer animation where virtual humans have to interact. Introduction Virtual Humans are a valuable medium for gaining knowledge and understanding about the human bodyApproximating Human Reaching Volumes Using Inverse Kinematics I. Rodrígueza , M. Peinadoa , R

  14. FINITE-EXTENT K-2 KINEMATIC SOURCE

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    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

  15. Kinematics analyses of Dodekapod Prakash Bande a

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    Saha, Subir Kumar

    Kinematics analyses of Dodekapod Prakash Bande a , Martin Seibt b , Eckart Uhlmann b , S.K. Saha c. Tel.: +91 11 2659 1135; fax: +91 11 2658 2053. E-mail address: saha@mech.iitd.ernet.in (S.K. Saha

  16. Structural Equation Modelling for Causal Analysis Applied to Transport Systems

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    Schlingloff, Holger

    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

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

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    Song, Yale

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    "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

  19. A Kinematic Model of Wave Propagation John W. Cain1

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    Cain, John Wesley

    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

  20. The design and analysis of tension fabric structures

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    Son, Miriam Euni

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. HI Distribution and Kinematics of UGCA 86

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    J. M. Stil; A. D. Gray; J. I. Harnett

    2004-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present 21-cm HI line and 408 MHz and 1.4 GHz continuum observations of the dwarf galaxy UGCA 86 with the DRAO synthesis telescope. UGCA 86 is detected in the continuum at 408 MHz (S_{408} = 120 +/- 30 mJy) and 1.4 GHz (S_{1400} = 79 +/- 3 mJy). The HI structure of UGCA 86 is complex, with two separate components: a rotating disk and a highly elongated spur that is kinematically disjunct from the disk. The HI disk is centered on the optical galaxy with similar axial ratio and orientation of the major axis. An area of the disk with a peculiar velocity of 25 km/s relative to the regular rotation of the disk is found on the southern side, where most of the star formation is concentrated. The spur is seen along the minor axis of UGCA 86 and overlaps in part with the disk. Towards the optical center of UGCA 86, the velocity difference between the spur and the disk is 40 km/s, about one third of the rotation velocity of the HI disk at 6 kpc from the center. This implies a large radial component of the orbital velocity of the spur, and therefore a significantly non-circular orbit. The velocity dispersion of the disk is 8.8 km/s, whereas the velocity dispersion of the spur varies from 10 km/s to 30 km/s. A possible tidal origin of the spur is considered in view of the proximity of the large Scd galaxy IC 342. However, evidence that the spur is located far outside the plane of the HI disk, and the absence of evidence for a warp in the outer HI disk, poses a problem for the interpretation of the spur as a tidal tail induced by IC 342. Detailed modelling of the IC 342/UGCA 86 system will be required before a tidal origin of the spur can be dismissed conclusively. The possibility that the spur is part of the nascent cloud of UGCA 86 or the remains of a small dwarf galaxy is presented as an alternative interpretation.

  2. Structural analysis of underground gunite storage tanks. Environmental Restoration Program

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    NONE

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

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

  5. Industrial structures : an analysis and transformation of their formal characteristics

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    Strub, Damon

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. On kinematical constraints in Regge calculus

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    V. Khatsymovsky

    1993-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In the (3+1)D Hamiltonian Regge calculus (one of the coordinates, $ t$, is continuous) conjugate variables are (defined on triangles of discrete 3D section $ t=const$) finite connections and antisymmetric area bivectors. The latter, however, are not independent, since triangles may have common edges. This circumstance can be taken into account with the help of the set of kinematical (that is, required to hold by definition of Regge manifold) bilinear constraints on bivectors. Some of these contain derivatives over $ t$, and taking them into account with the help of Lagrange multipliers would result in the new dynamical variables not having analogs in the continuum theory. It is shown that kinematical constraints with derivatives are consequences of eqs. of motion for Regge action supplemented with the rest of these constraints without derivatives and can be omitted; so the new dynamical variables do not appear.

  7. Grain size, size-distribution and dislocation structure from diffraction peak profile analysis

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    Grain size, size-distribution and dislocation structure from diffraction peak profile analysis T, Budapest, Hungary Abstract Diffraction peak profile analysis (or Line Profile Analysis, LPA) has recently and the strain diffraction profiles. Strain anisotropy is rationalized in terms of the contrast factors

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

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    Thorpe, Michael

    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

  9. Wrinkle development analysis in thin sail-like structures using MITC shell finite elements

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wrinkle development analysis in thin sail-like structures using MITC shell finite elements D submitted to Finite Elements in Analysis and Design September 20, 2012 hal-00733994,version1-20Sep2012 Author manuscript, published in "Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 64 (2013) 48-64" DOI : 10.1016/j

  10. The kinematic component of the cosmological redshift

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    Micha? Chodorowski

    2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    It is widely believed that the cosmological redshift is not a Doppler shift. However, Bunn & Hogg have recently pointed out that to settle properly this problem, one has to transport parallelly the velocity four-vector of a distant galaxy to the observer's position. Performing such a transport along the null geodesic of photons arriving from the galaxy, they found that the cosmological redshift is purely kinematic. Here we argue that one should rather transport the velocity four-vector along the geodesic connecting the points of intersection of the world-lines of the galaxy and the observer with the hypersurface of constant cosmic time. We find that the resulting relation between the transported velocity and the redshift of arriving photons is not given by a relativistic Doppler formula. Instead, for small redshifts it coincides with the well known non-relativistic decomposition of the redshift into a Doppler (kinematic) component and a gravitational one. We perform such a decomposition for arbitrary large redshifts and derive a formula for the kinematic component of the cosmological redshift, valid for any FLRW cosmology. In particular, in a universe with Omega_m = 0.24 and Omega_Lambda = 0.76, a quasar at a redshift 6, at the time of emission of photons reaching us today had the recession velocity v = 0.997c. This can be contrasted with v = 0.96c, had the redshift been entirely kinematic. Thus, for recession velocities of such high-redshift sources, the effect of deceleration of the early Universe clearly prevails over the effect of its relatively recent acceleration. Last but not least, we show that the so-called proper recession velocities of galaxies, commonly used in cosmology, are in fact radial components of the galaxies' four-velocity vectors. As such, they can indeed attain superluminal values, but should not be regarded as real velocities.

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

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    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

    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)

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

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

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. 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...

  14. Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures

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    Bai, Jong Wha

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  15. Seismic reflection analysis of the Manson Impact Structure, Iowa

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    Keiswetter, Dean; Black, Ross A.; Steeples, Don W.

    1996-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Our combined interpretation of new, high-resolution seismic reflection data and reprocessed, but previously published, industrial Vibroseis data indicates that the Manson Impact Structure, Iowa, has an apparent crater ...

  16. Analysis of blast mitigation strategies exploiting fluid-structure interaction

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    Kambouchev, Nayden Dimitrov, 1980-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Use of structure coefficients in published reports of regression analysis

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    Courville, Troy Gerard

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Nonlinear analysis of smart composite plate and shell structures

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    Lee, Seung Joon

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Theoretical formulations, analytical solutions, and finite element solutions for laminated composite plate and shell structures with smart material laminae are presented in the study. A unified third-order shear deformation theory is formulated...

  19. Structural and economic analysis of capesize bulk carriers

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    Hadjiyiannis, Nicholas

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  20. 13.122 Ship Structural Analysis & Design, Spring 2003

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    Burke, David V.

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

  1. Analysis of steel silo structures on discrete supports 

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    Li, Hongyu

    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 ...

  2. Structural analysis of automating measurements of floor gradients

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    Caplan, Noah S

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is useful for one owning or buying a house to be able to assess its structure and identify the existence and severity of any damage. No previously existing method appears to make this assessment easily available. This ...

  3. Structural Reforms and Agricultural Export Performance: An Empirical Analysis Dwi Susanto, C. Parr Rosson, and Rafael Costa

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    Structural Reforms and Agricultural Export Performance: An Empirical Analysis By Dwi Susanto, C Reforms and Agricultural Export Performance: An Empirical Analysis Abstract This study empirically investigates the effects of structural reforms on bilateral trade flows of agricultural products. Specifically

  4. The Remote Photogrammetric Survey and Engineering Analysis of the Divertor Structure during JET’s Remote Tile Exchange

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    The Remote Photogrammetric Survey and Engineering Analysis of the Divertor Structure during JET’s Remote Tile Exchange

  5. Mass transfer and structural analysis of microfluidic sensors

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    Gervais, Thomas

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface-based sensors take advantage of the natural high surface-to-volume ratios in microfluidic devices, low reagent consumption and high potential for integration in more complex micro total analysis systems (microTAS ...

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

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    Cohen, Moshe Aharon

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  7. Development of an engineering methodology for thermal analysis of protected structural members in fire 

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    Liang, Hong; Welch, Stephen

    In order to overcome the limitations of existing methodologies for thermal analysis of protected structural members in fire, a novel CFD-based methodology has been developed. This is a generalised quasi- 3D approach with ...

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

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    Arciniega Aleman, Roman Augusto

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Santra, Biswajit; Martelli, Fausto; Car, Roberto

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Givens, Vonda Ka

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  11. Identification of community power structure using the reputational approach: a comparative analysis of two Texas communities.

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    Spiekerman, Ruth Danette Hill

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IDENTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY POWER STRUCTURE USING THE REPUTATIONAL APPROACH: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO TEXAS COMMUNITIES A Thesis RUTH DANETTE HILL SPIEKERMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1968 Major Subject: Sociology IDENTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY POWER STRUCTURE USING THE REPUTATIONAL APPROACH: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO TEXAS COMMUNITIES A Thesis by RUTH...

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

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    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

    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.

  13. Kinematic dynamo induced by helical waves

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    Wei, Xing

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Factor analysis of Galactic globular clusters on structural parameters

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    O. Eigenson; O. Yatsyk

    2000-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Principal component method is used to study galactic globular clusters in 7- and 8-axis space of structural parameters. It is shown that the manifold properties of clusters with this set of parameters is determined mainly by two independent factors. This result may be useful for the theory of formation and evolution of clusters.

  15. Image analysis for the identification of coherent structures in plasma

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    Kamath, Chandrika

    -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

  16. 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

  17. Macromolecular structure analysis and effective liquefaction pretreatment. Final report

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    Suuberg, E.M.; Yun, Y.; Lilly, W.D.; Leung, K.; Gates, T.; Otake, Y.; Deevi, S.C.

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was concerned with characterizing the changes in coal macromolecular structure, that are of significance for liquefaction pretreatments of coal. The macromolecular structure of the insoluble portion of coal is difficult to characterize. Techniques that do so indirectly (based upon, for example, NMR and FTIR characterizations of atomic linkages) are not particularly sensitive for this purpose. Techniques that characterize the elastic structure (such as solvent swelling) are much more sensitive to subtle changes in the network structure. It is for this reason that we focused upon these techniques. The overall objective involved identifying pretreatments that reduce the crosslinking (physical or chemical) of the network structure, and thus lead to materials that can be handled to a greater extent by traditional liquid-phase processing techniques. These techniques tend to be inherently more efficient at producing desirable products. This report is divided into seven chapters. Chapter II summarizes the main experimental approaches used throughout the project, and summarizes the main findings on the Argonne Premium coal samples. Chapter III considers synergistic effects of solvent pairs. It is divided into two subsections. The first is concerned with mixtures of CS{sub 2} with electron donor solvents. The second subsection is concerned with aromatic hydrocarbon - alcohol or hydrocarbon - alcohol mixtures, as might be of interest for preliquefaction delivery of catalysts into bituminous coals. Chapter IV deals with questions of how oxidation might influence the results that are obtained. Chapter V briefly details what conclusions may be drawn concerning the elastic behavior of coals, and the effects of thermal treatments on this behavior. Chapter VI is concerned with theories to describe the action of solvents that are capable of dissociating non-covalent crosslinks. Finally, Chapter VII discusses the practical implications of the study.

  18. Synthesis Tools for Structural Dynamics and Partitioned Analysis of Coupled Systems

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    Felippa, Carlos A.

    . Synthesis Tools for Structural Dynamics and Partitioned Analysis of Coupled Systems C. A. Felippa and K. C. Park Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Center for Aerospace Structures and K. C. Park domain. It can only show that a model works. A "bridging" tool between human analytics

  19. Nonlinear Stochastic Response of Offshore Structures: With Focus on Spectral Analysis

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    Nørvåg, Kjetil

    Nonlinear Stochastic Response of Offshore Structures: With Focus on Spectral Analysis CESOS · Damping (viscous) · Soil & Soil-structure interaction · Coupling among loads (wind & waves) 5 #12;Quasi for shallow-water wind turbines) Time-domain CFD Time-domain 6 Industrial design often uses Linear random

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    depth of 50 m. Bigger size wind turbines are now designed in order to produce more electrical power thanCOMMENTS ON STRUCTURAL CONDITION ANALYSIS BASED ON STRAIN MEASUREMENTS ON TRIPOD MODEL S. Opoka1, M strain can be valuable indicator of such changes. KEYWORDS : offshore support structure, wind turbine

  1. Stable all-optical limiting in nonlinear periodic structures. I. Analysis

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    Pelinovsky, Dmitry

    Stable all-optical limiting in nonlinear periodic structures. I. Analysis Dmitry Pelinovsky consider propagation of coherent light through a nonlinear periodic optical structure consisting of two al-dependent dy- namics. We find the domain for existence of true all-optical limiting when the input

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

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

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    Integration of Noise and Coda Correlation Data into Kinematic and Waveform Inversions presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado....

  4. Analysis of a typical Midwestern structure subjected to seismic loads

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    Hart, Jason Frazier

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. Thermal and Structural Analysis of Targets and Windows

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Toughness R. Gates, D. Wootan, B. Schmitt, J. Deibler FileName//FileDate//PNNL-SA-##### Approach Integrated Design Analysis and Simulation, Thermal, Mechanical, and Irradiation Effects: PNNL has extensive, and irradiated material property changes over the lifetime of the component. PNNL applies an integrated

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

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    Nagle, John F.

    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

  7. NONLINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO TRANSIENT THERMAL LOADS

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    Vecchio, Frank J.

    Abstract ii NONLINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES SUBJECTED nonlinear finite element transient thermal analysis is implemented into program VecTor2©, a nonlinear's response to thermal loads, this research develops and implements a 2D nonlinear finite element transient

  8. Wavelet versus Detrended Fluctuation Analysis of multifractal structures

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    Pawel Oswiecimka; Jaroslaw Kwapien; S. Drozdz

    2006-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a comparative study of applicability of the Multifractal Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (MFDFA) and the Wavelet Transform Modulus Maxima (WTMM) method in proper detecting of mono- and multifractal character of data. We quantify the performance of both methods by using different sorts of artificial signals generated according to a few well-known exactly soluble mathematical models: monofractal fractional Brownian motion, bifractal Levy flights, and different sorts of multifractal binomial cascades. Our results show that in majority of situations in which one does not know a priori the fractal properties of a process, choosing MFDFA should be recommended. In particular, WTMM gives biased outcomes for the fractional Brownian motion with different values of Hurst exponent, indicating spurious multifractality. In some cases WTMM can also give different results if one applies different wavelets. We do not exclude using WTMM in real data analysis, but it occurs that while one may apply MFDFA in a more automatic fashion, WTMM has to be applied with care. In the second part of our work, we perform an analogous analysis on empirical data coming from the American and from the German stock market. For this data both methods detect rich multifractality in terms of broad f(alpha), but MFDFA suggests that this multifractality is poorer than in the case of WTMM.

  9. Statistical analysis of large-scale structure in the Universe

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    Martin Kerscher

    1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Analysis of the mass structure of the hadrons

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    P. R. Silva

    2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Inspired in previous works of Xiangdong Ji, published in PRL and PRD in 1995, we worked out an alternative way to separate within the structure of QCD, the hadron masses into contributions of quark and gluon kinetic and potential energies, quark masses and the trace anomaly. With respect to the nucleon mass the present results are between the two approximations developed by Ji. We also developed three approximations for the separation of the pion mass, which is also compared with Ji results. With the help of the quark condensate relation obtained by Nassif and Silva in 2006, we were able to separate the quark energy into its kinetic and potential parts.

  11. Thermal imaging analysis of material structures and defects.

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    Sun, J. G.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical one-dimensional (1D) heat-transfer model was developed to simulate the surface temperature response under one-sided pulsed thermal imaging for plate samples with internal material variations including different optical and thermal properties, multilayer structures, and defect distributions (delaminations). The simulation results showed the complexity and subtle differences of the thermal imaging response to the material variations. With further development in data processing technologies, it is expected that thermal imaging may be used to detect and predict these material property variations.

  12. Improving Between-Shot Fusion Data Analysis with Parallel Structures

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    CHET NIETER

    2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Analysis Procedures to Estimate Seismic Demands of Structures | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011AT&T, Inc.'s Reply Comments AT&T,FACT SAmes LabSystems Analysis »Department ofof

  14. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Scienceand Requirements RecentlyElectronicResources ResourcesRobust, High-Throughput Analysis of

  15. Robust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein Structures

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Scienceand Requirements RecentlyElectronicResources ResourcesRobust, High-Throughput Analysis

  16. KINEMATIC SEISMIC RESPONSE OF SINGLE PILES AND PILE GROUPS

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    KINEMATIC SEISMIC RESPONSE OF SINGLE PILES AND PILE GROUPS By Ke Fan,1 George Gazetas,2 Amir Kaynia on the kinematic response of groups of vertical floating piles connected through rigid massless caps and sub- jected to vertically propagating harmonic 5-waves. Pile-soil and pile-pile interaction effects

  17. Methodical aspects of the k-2 kinematic source

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    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

  18. IS THERE A DUTCH BOOK ARGUMENT FOR PROBABILITY KINEMATICS?*

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    Armendt, Brad

    ( A / Ei) PROB( Ei) ). So if (1) holds and (2) is violated, PROB will be incoherent and open to a Dutch probability kinematics will leave the agent open to a Dutch Book. Paul Teller (1973) has reported David Lewis violations of probability kinematics leave an agent open to a Dutch Book under assumptions little different

  19. Quantum information analysis of electronic states at different molecular structures

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    G. Barcza; Ö. Legeza; K. H. Marti; M. Reiher

    2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied transition metal clusters from a quantum information theory perspective using the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method. We demonstrate the competition between entanglement and interaction localization. We also discuss the application of the configuration interaction based dynamically extended active space procedure which significantly reduces the effective system size and accelerates the speed of convergence for complicated molecular electronic structures to a great extent. Our results indicate the importance of taking entanglement among molecular orbitals into account in order to devise an optimal orbital ordering and carry out efficient calculations on transition metal clusters. We propose a recipe to perform DMRG calculations in a black-box fashion and we point out the connections of our work to other tensor network state approaches.

  20. Structural Analysis of Novel Lignin-derived Carbon Composite Anodes

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

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Dai, Yang

    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

  2. Global Study of Nuclear Structure Functions

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    S. A. Kulagin; R. Petti

    2005-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a phenomenological study of unpolarized nuclear structure functions for a wide kinematical region of x and Q^2. As a basis of our phenomenology we develop a model which takes into account a number of different nuclear effects including nuclear shadowing, Fermi motion and binding, nuclear pion excess and off-shell correction to bound nucleon structure functions. Within this approach we perform a statistical analysis of available data on the ratio of the nuclear structure functions F_2 for different nuclei in the range from the deuteron to the lead. We express the off-shell effect and the effective scattering amplitude describing nuclear shadowing in terms of few parameters which are common to all nuclei and have a clear physical interpretation. The parameters are then extracted from statistical analysis of data. As a result, we obtain an excellent overall agreement between our calculations and data in the entire kinematical region of x and Q^2. We discuss a number of applications of our model which include the calculation of the deuteron structure functions, nuclear valence and sea quark distributions and nuclear structure functions for neutrino charged-current scattering.

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

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    Lutz, James Delmar

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Versus Time at Solar and Antisolar Points For Cross-Section Number 2 84 28 Temperature Versus Time at Solar and Antisolar Points f' or Cross-Section Number 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 29 Thermal Noments Versus Time 87 30 Thermal Axial Forces... ar bitrar y domain xi v Superscripts conduction element iteration number flux radiation thermal Subscripts initial reference solar unstrained state INTRODVCTION In the next few decades large space structures will be placed into earth...

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

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

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Darrington, Glenn Paul

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Becker, Joseph Ernest

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE WESTERN LLANO UPLIFT WITH EMPHASIS ON THE MASON FAULT A Thesis by JOSEPH ERNEST BECKER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 19BS Major Subject: Geology STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE WESTERN LLANO UPLIFT WITH EMPHASIS ON THE MASON FAULT A Thesis by JOSEPH ERNEST BECKER Approved as to style and content by: Brann Jo son (Chairman of ommittee) R. C. Fletcher...

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

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

    2007-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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 drug design efforts...

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

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    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

    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.

  9. Abstract Coordinate Transforms in Kinematic Changeable Sets and their Properties

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    Ya. I. Grushka

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the fundamental postulates of the special relativity theory is existence of a single system of universal coordinate transforms for inertial reference frames, that is coordinate transforms, which are uniquely determined by space-time coordinates of a material point. In this paper the abstract mathematical theory of coordinate transforms in kinematic changeable sets is developed. In particular it is proved the formal possibility of existence of kinematics, which do not allow universal coordinate transforms. Such kinematics may be applied for simulation the evolution of physical systems under the condition of hypothesis on existence of particle-dependent velocity of light.

  10. Effective dislocation lines in continuously dislocated crystals. III. Kinematics

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    Andrzej Trzesowski

    2008-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A class of congruences of principal Volterra-type effective dislocation lines associated with a dislocation density tensor is distinguished in order to investigate the kinematics of continuized defective crystals in terms of their dislocation densities (tensorial as well as scalar). Moreover, it shown, basing oneself on a formula defining the mean curvature of glide surfaces for principal edge effective dislocation lines, that the considered kinematics of continuized defective crystals is consistent with some relations appearing in the physical theory of plasticity (e.g. with the Orowan-type kinematic relations and with the treatment of shear stresses as driving stresses of moving dislocations).

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

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    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

    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.

  12. The RNAmute web server for the mutational analysis of RNA secondary structures

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    Barash, Danny

    The RNAmute web server for the mutational analysis of RNA secondary structures Alexander Churkin and destabilize the optimal one are considered as candidates for being deleterious. The RNAmute web server for mu RNAmute web- server was performed on a TPP-riboswitch, and experi- mental results were able to verify

  13. On the Modeling of Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensor Impedance Analysis for Structural Health Monitoring

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    damage assessment, and are considered as a new non-destructive evaluation method. The in-situ impedance of experimental results obtained from previous work. The real part of the measured PWAS impedance presents twoOn the Modeling of Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensor Impedance Analysis for Structural Health

  14. Computational analysis of an aortic valve jet with Lagrangian coherent structures1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Computational analysis of an aortic valve jet with Lagrangian coherent structures1 Shawn C. Shadden valves. An important step in making these computational tools useful to clinical practice. This work focuses on flow through the aortic valve and il- lustrates how the computation of Lagrangian

  15. Structural analysis of Herpes Simplex Virus by optical super-resolution imaging

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    Laine, Romain F.; Albecka, Anna; van de Linde, Sebastian; Rees, Eric J.; Crump, Colin M.; Kaminski, Clemens F.

    2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    ARTICLE Received 30 Sep 2014 | Accepted 27 Nov 2014 | Published 22 Jan 2015 Structural analysis of herpes simplex virus by optical super-resolution imaging Romain F. Laine1,*, Anna Albecka2,*, Sebastian van de Linde3, Eric J. Rees1, Colin M. Crump2...

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

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    McCalley, James D.

    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

  17. Kinematics of Nonlinearly Interacting MHD Instabilities in a Plasma

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    Hansen, Alexander K.

    2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. On the Kinematics of Undulator Girder Motion

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    Welch, J; /SLAC; ,

    2011-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. GLOBAL H I KINEMATICS IN DWARF GALAXIES

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    Stilp, Adrienne M.; Dalcanton, Julianne J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Warren, Steven R.; Skillman, Evan [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Ott, Juergen [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, 1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Koribalski, Baerbel [Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, P.O. Box 76, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia)

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    H I line widths are typically interpreted as a measure of interstellar medium turbulence, which is potentially driven by star formation (SF). In an effort to better understand the possible connections between line widths and SF, we have characterized H I kinematics in a sample of nearby dwarf galaxies by co-adding line-of-sight spectra after removing the rotational velocity to produce average global H I line profiles. These ''superprofiles'' are composed of a central narrow peak ({approx}6-10 km s{sup -1}) with higher-velocity wings to either side that contain {approx}10%-15% of the total flux. The superprofiles are all very similar, indicating a universal global H I profile for dwarf galaxies. We compare characteristics of the superprofiles to various galaxy properties, such as mass and measures of SF, with the assumption that the superprofile represents a turbulent peak with energetic wings to either side. We use these quantities to derive average scale heights for the sample galaxies. When comparing to physical properties, we find that the velocity dispersion of the central peak is correlated with ({Sigma}{sub HI}). The fraction of mass and characteristic velocity of the high-velocity wings are correlated with measures of SF, consistent with the picture that SF drives surrounding H I to higher velocities. While gravitational instabilities provide too little energy, the SF in the sample galaxies does provide enough energy through supernovae, with realistic estimates of the coupling efficiency, to produce the observed superprofiles.

  20. A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop

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

    2013-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Kinematic Control of the Inertiality of ICRS Catalogs

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    V. V. Bobylev

    2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a kinematic analysis of the Hipparcos and TRC proper motions of stars by using a linear Ogorodnikov-Milne model. All of the distant (r more than 0.2 kpc) stars of the Hipparcos catalog have been found to rotate around the Galactic y axis with an angular velocity of -0.36 +- 0.09 mas/year. One of the causes of this rotation may be an uncertainty in the lunisolar precession constant adopted when constructing the ICRS. In this case? the correction to the IAU (1976) lunisolar precession constant in longitude is shown to be -3.26 +- 0.10 mas/yr. Based on the TRC catalog, we have determined the main Oort constants: A = 14.9 +- 1.0 and B = -10.8 +- 0.3 km/s/kpc. The component of the model that describes the rotation of all TRC stars around the Galactic y axis is nonzero for all magnitudes, My= -0.86 +- 0.11 mas/yr.

  2. The First Estimates of Kinematically Forbidden D Meson Decays

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    Verma, R C; Odagiri, Kosuke

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  3. Mesh Puppetry: Cascading Optimization of Mesh Deformation with Inverse Kinematics

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    Desbrun, Mathieu

    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

  4. allowing intralimb kinematic: Topics by E-print Network

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    Denise Hurley-Keller; Heather L. Morrison; Paul Harding; George Jacoby 2004-08-07 287 A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop Mathematical Physics (arXiv) Summary: Capacity drop...

  5. ages metallicities kinematics: Topics by E-print Network

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    Denise Hurley-Keller; Heather L. Morrison; Paul Harding; George Jacoby 2004-08-07 426 A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop Mathematical Physics (arXiv) Summary: Capacity drop...

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    methods, (2)providing a neutral (more) Decker, Louis Phillips 2012-01-01 222 A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop Mathematical Physics (arXiv) Summary: Capacity drop...

  7. Kinematic wave model of bed profiles in alluvial channels

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    Tayfur, Gokmen; Singh, Vijay P.

    2006-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  8. activity rotation kinematics: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND). Christopher W. Stubbs; Arti Garg 2005-12-02 362 A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop Mathematical Physics (arXiv) Summary: Capacity drop...

  9. Predictions of undirectional irregular wave kinematics and evolution

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    Ye, Mao

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. Mouse Pointing Endpoint Prediction Using Kinematic Template Matching

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    Wobbrock, Jacob O.

    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

  11. A kinematic coupling based 6 degrees of freedom dynamometer

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    Moreu Gamazo, Jaime

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Yonggoo Heo; Matthias F. M. Lutz

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. A Variational Formulation of Kinematic Waves 1 A VARIATIONAL FORMULATION OF

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    Daganzo, Carlos F.

    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

  14. Structural analysis of the equipment removal system for tank 241SY101

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    Mackey, T.C.

    1995-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The calculations documented in this report show that the ERS major components are structurally qualified to complete the objective, i.e., to install the removed equipment into a shipping container and transport and store the container at the Central Waste Complex (CWC). The analysis for the structural members of the ERS components considers live load with an impact factor of 125 % added to dead load. An allowable stress of one-third yield is used for all structural components carrying the load based on DOE-RL-92-36. Adherence to DOE-RL-92-36 is not a code requirement. However, the loads considered make this factor of safety appropriate. The calculations meet the strength requirements of the American Institute for Steel Construction (ASIC 1989) for all non-critical structural elements.

  15. THE DiskMass SURVEY. III. STELLAR KINEMATICS VIA CROSS-CORRELATION

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    Westfall, Kyle B.; Bershady, Matthew A. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Verheijen, Marc A. W., E-mail: westfall@astro.rug.nl, E-mail: mab@astro.wisc.edu, E-mail: verheyen@astro.rug.nl [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen (Netherlands)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a new cross-correlation (CC) approach used by our survey to derive stellar kinematics from galaxy-continuum spectroscopy. This approach adopts the formal error analysis derived by Statler, but properly handles spectral masks. Thus, we address the primary concerns regarding application of the CC method to censored data, while maintaining its primary advantage by consolidating kinematic and template-mismatch information toward different regions of the CC function. We identify a systematic error in the nominal CC method of approximately 10% in velocity dispersion incurred by a mistreatment of detector-censored data, which is eliminated by our new method. We derive our approach from first principles, and we use Monte Carlo simulations to demonstrate its efficacy. An identical set of Monte Carlo simulations performed using the well-established penalized-pixel-fitting code of Cappellari and Emsellem compares favorably with the results from our newly implemented software. Finally, we provide a practical demonstration of this software by extracting stellar kinematics from SparsePak spectra of UGC 6918.

  16. A Kinematic Link between Boxy Bulges, Stellar Bars, and Nuclear Activity in NGC 3079 & NGC 4388

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    S. Veilleux; J. Bland-Hawthorn; G. Cecil

    1999-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We present direct kinematic evidence for bar streaming motions in two active galaxies with boxy stellar bulges. The Hawaii Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer was used on the Canada-France-Hawaii 3.6-m telescope and the University of Hawaii 2.2-m telescope to derive the two-dimensional velocity field of the line-emitting gas in the disks of the Sc galaxy NGC 3079 and the Sb galaxy NGC 4388. In contrast to previous work based on long-slit data, the detection of the bar potential from the Fabry-Perot data does not rely on the existence of inner Lindblad resonances or strong bar-induced shocks. Simple kinematic models which approximate the intrinsic gas orbits as nonintersecting, inclined elliptical annuli that conserve angular momentum characterize the observed velocity fields. Box-shaped bulges in both NGC 3079 and NGC 4388 are confirmed using new near-infrared images to reduce dust obscuration. Morphological analysis of starlight in these galaxies is combined with the gas kinematics derived from the Fabry-Perot spectra to test evolutionary models of stellar bars that involve transitory boxy bulges, and to quantify the importance of such bars in fueling active nuclei. Our data support the evolutionary bar models, but fail to prove convincingly that the stellar bars in NGC 3079 and NGC 4388 directly trigger or sustain the nuclear activity. (abridged)

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

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    G. Wagenblast

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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''.

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

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

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. A quantum kinematics for asymptotically flat spacetimes

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    Miguel Campiglia; Madhavan Varadarajan

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Surface pretreatment of plastics with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet - Influence of generator power and kinematics

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    Moritzer, E., E-mail: elmar.moritzer@ktp.upb.de; Leister, C., E-mail: elmar.moritzer@ktp.upb.de [Kunststofftechnik Paderborn (KTP), University of Paderborn, Warburger Strasse 100, D-33098 Paderborn (Germany)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The industrial use of atmospheric pressure plasmas in the plastics processing industry has increased significantly in recent years. Users of this treatment process have the possibility to influence the target values (e.g. bond strength or surface energy) with the help of kinematic and electrical parameters. Until now, systematic procedures have been used with which the parameters can be adapted to the process or product requirements but only by very time-consuming methods. For this reason, the relationship between influencing values and target values will be examined based on the example of a pretreatment in the bonding process with the help of statistical experimental design. Because of the large number of parameters involved, the analysis is restricted to the kinematic and electrical parameters. In the experimental tests, the following factors are taken as parameters: gap between nozzle and substrate, treatment velocity (kinematic data), voltage and duty cycle (electrical data). The statistical evaluation shows significant relationships between the parameters and surface energy in the case of polypropylene. An increase in the voltage and duty cycle increases the polar proportion of the surface energy, while a larger gap and higher velocity leads to lower energy levels. The bond strength of the overlapping bond is also significantly influenced by the voltage, velocity and gap. The direction of their effects is identical with those of the surface energy. In addition to the kinematic influences of the motion of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet, it is therefore especially important that the parameters for the plasma production are taken into account when designing the pretreatment processes.

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

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    SWENSON, C.E.

    2000-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  2. Synthesis and analysis of parallel Kinematic XY flexure mechanisms

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    Awtar, Shorya, 1977-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. Kinematic analysis of complex gear mechanisms Julie Penaud, Daniel Alazard

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    Mailhes, Corinne

    of a complex system, as a MGB, can generate an harmonic disturbance at a precise angular frequency to com- pute the rotational speed ratios of all the links and the frequency of all the contacts component in a signal when its frequency is well-known [3]. So, to create the dy- namic Kalman model, a very

  4. Structure of CPV17 polyhedrin determined by the improved analysis of serial femtosecond crystallographic data

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    Ginn, Helen M.; Messerschmidt, Marc; Ji, Xiaoyun; Zhang, Hanwen; Axford, Danny; Gildea, Richard J.; Winter, Graeme; Brewster, Aaron S.; Hattne, Johan; Wagner, Armin; et al

    2015-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) allows the analysis of small weakly diffracting protein crystals, but has required very many crystals to obtain good data. Here we use an XFEL to determine the room temperature atomic structure for the smallest cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus polyhedra yet characterized, which we failed to solve at a synchrotron. These protein microcrystals, roughly a micron across, accrue within infected cells. We use a new physical model for XFEL diffraction, which better estimates the experimental signal, delivering a high-resolution XFEL structure (1.75 Å), using fewer crystals than previously required for this resolution. The crystal lattice and proteinmore »core are conserved compared with a ?polyhedrin with less than 10% sequence identity. We explain how the conserved biological phenotype, the crystal lattice, is maintained in the face of extreme environmental challenge and massive evolutionary divergence. Our improved methods should open up more challenging biological samples to XFEL analysis.« less

  5. Essays on Regression Spline Structural Nonparametric Stochastic Production Frontier Estimation and Inefficiency Analysis Models

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    Li, Ke

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2010 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics Essays on Regression Spline Structural Nonparametric Stochastic Production Frontier Estimation and Ine ciency Analysis Models Copyright 2010 Ke Li... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Ximing Wu Committee Members, David Bessler H. Alan Love Qi Li Head of Department, John P. Nichols December 2010 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics iii ABSTRACT...

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

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

    1998-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. A l i f Eiff l T (CEE 4404 C A l i f S I)Analysis of Eiffel Tower (CEE 4404 Computer Analysis of Structures I)Analysis of Eiffel Tower (CEE 4404 Computer Analysis of Structures I) A d M h H hil P l Li M Ti GAnanda Mehta, Harshil Patel, Li Ma, Tian GaoAnan

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    Virginia Tech

    A l i f Eiff l T (CEE 4404 C A l i f S I)Analysis of Eiffel Tower (CEE 4404 Computer Analysis of Structures I)Analysis of Eiffel Tower (CEE 4404 Computer Analysis of Structures I) A d M h H hil P l Li M Ti s s g S 000Introduction 18 4¡ã 18 4 ã The Eiffel tower the global icon of France is an iron Assumptions

  8. Dislocation structure and crystallite size-distribution in hexagonal nanomaterials from X-ray peak profile analysis

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    profile analysis Tamás Ungár1 and Jen Gubicza1,2 1 Department of General Physics, Eötvös University crystal structure are studied by X-ray diffraction peak profile analysis. The crystallite size, X-ray peak profile analysis, hexagonal crystals, nanostructure. Short title: T. Ungár & J. Gubicza

  9. Analysis of a ceramic filled bio-plastic composite sandwich structure

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    Habib Ullah, M. [Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor 43600 (Malaysia) [Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor 43600 (Malaysia); Department of Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600 (Malaysia); Islam, M. T. [Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor 43600 (Malaysia)] [Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor 43600 (Malaysia)

    2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Design and analysis of a ceramic-filled bio-plastic composite sandwich structure is presented. This proposed high-dielectric structure is used as a substrate for patch antennas. A meandered-strip line-fed fractal-shape patch antenna is designed and fabricated on a copper-laminated sandwich-structured substrate. Measurement results of this antenna show 44% and 20% of bandwidths with maximum gains of 3.45 dBi and 5.87 dBi for the lower and upper bands, respectively. The half-power beam widths of 104° and 78° have been observed from the measured radiation pattern at the two resonance frequencies 0.9 GHz and 2.5?GHz.

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

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

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  11. Kinematic quantities of finite elastic and plastic deformation

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    T. Fülöp; P. Ván

    2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Nonlinear kinematics for piezoelectricity in ALEGRA-EMMA.

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    Mitchell, John Anthony; Fuller, Timothy Jesse

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Time series analysis and feature extraction techniques for structural health monitoring applications

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    Overbey, Lucas A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    rd Int’l Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, StanfordExcitation for Structural Health Monitoring, Smart MaterialsExtraction in Structural Health Monitoring. Structural

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

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    Nathan Smith

    2004-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. A Detailed Kinematic Map of Cassiopeia A's Optical Main Shell and Outer High-Velocity Ejecta

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    Milisavljevic, Dan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present three-dimensional 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 degrees with respect to the plane of the sky with a -4000 to +6000 km/s radial velocity asymmetry. Near-tangent viewing angle effects and an inhomogeneous surrounding CSM/ISM 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 arcsec (0.5 pc) and 2 arcmin (2 pc). These ejecta rings app...

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

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    Simpson, Jared [Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Fulle, M.; Sedmak, G.

    1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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

  1. Mesh Puppetry: Cascading Optimization of Mesh Deformation with Inverse Kinematics

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    Zhou, Kun

    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

  2. A STUDY OF KINEMATIC MODELS FOR FORWARD CALIBRATION OF

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    Everett, Louis J.

    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

  3. Kinematical Hilbert Space for Einstein-Cartan Theory

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    Pilc, Marián

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Kinematical Hilbert Space for Einstein-Cartan Theory

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    Marián Pilc

    2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Spiral wave dynamics: reaction and diffusion versus kinematics

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    Fiedler, Bernold

    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

  6. Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic flow

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    Wen-Long Jin

    2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. The Siwaliks of western Nepal I. Geometry and kinematics

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    Husson, Laurent

    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

  8. Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms

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    Hayes, John

    Atlas: A Novel Kinematic Architecture for Six DOF Motion Platforms M.J.D. HAYES, R.G. LANGLOIS alternative motion platform configurations and developed a novel concept that overcomes existing limitations. This paper presents an overview of the Atlas platform: a novel six DOF motion platform architecture

  9. A Multisensor Platform for Kinematic Track Surveying Thomas Wildi

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    A Multisensor Platform for Kinematic Track Surveying Thomas Wildi HTA Burgdorf, Pestalozzistrasse Burgdorf developed a track surveying platform in co-operation with terra vermessungen AG, Switzerland of railway lines, tunnel profile measurements) the platform can be flexibly adapted. The platform is designed

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

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

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    Li, Zhanqing

    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

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

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    Curtis Struck; Daniel C. Smith

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. 10 IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 9, NO. 1, MARCH 2004 Structural Design, Analysis, and Performance

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

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

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

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

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

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

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    Gregor Tanner

    2008-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Analysis of Large Scale Structure using Percolation, Genus and Shape Statistics

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    V. Sahni

    1998-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We probe gravitational clustering in N-body simulations using geometrical descriptors sensitive to `connectedness': the genus curve, percolation and shape statistics. We find that both genus and percolation curves provide complementary probes of large scale structure topology and could be used to discriminate between models of structure formation and the analysis of observational data such as galaxy catalogs and MBR maps. An analysis of `shapes' in N-body simulations has shown that filaments are more pronounced than pancakes. To probe shapes of clusters and superclusters more rigorously we propose a new shape statistic which does not fit isodensity surfaces by ellipsoids (as done earlier). Our shape statistic is derived from fundamental properties of a compact body: its Minkowski functionals. The new shape statistic gives sensible results for topologically simple surfaces such as the ellipsoid, and for more complicated surfaces such as the torus. (Invited talk, to appear in: Proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 183, Kyoto, Japan Aug. 1997, ed. K. Sato, Kluwer Academic Publ.)

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

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

    2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Decentralized kinematic control of a class of collaborative redundant manipulators via recurrent neural networks

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Decentralized kinematic control of a class of collaborative redundant manipulators via recurrent neural network Quadratic programming Cooperative task execution Redundant manipulator Decentralized kinematic control a b s t r a c t This paper studies the decentralized kinematic control of multiple

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

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    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

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

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    A multicommodity kinematic wave simulation model of network traf- fic flow November 12, 2003 W (approximately) ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a multi-commodity, discrete kinematic wave model in the kinematic wave theory. In this model, 1Author for correspondence (Current address: Institute

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

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    Tabak, Esteban G.

    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

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

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    Loon, E. Emiel van

    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

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

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    Lynett, Patrick

    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

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

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    Ban, Xuegang "Jeff"

    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

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

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    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

  6. Continuous kinematic wave models of merging traffic Wen-Long Jin

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    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

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

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    Clamond, Didier

    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

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

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

    2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  9. Stellar Kinematics and Populations of Early-Type Galaxies with the SAURON and OASIS Integral-Field Spectrographs

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    McDermid, R M; Kuntschner, H; Emsellem, E; Shapiro, K L; Bureau, M; Cappellari, M; Davies, R L; Falcon-Barroso, J; Krajnovic, D; Peletier, R F; Sarzi, M; De Zeeuw, T

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarise the results and achievements of integral-field spectroscopy of early-type galaxies, observed as part of a survey using both the SAURON and OASIS spectrographs. From the perspective of integral-field spectroscopy, these otherwise smooth and featureless objects show a wealth of structure, both in their stellar kinematics and populations. We focus on the stellar content, and examine properties on both kiloparsec scales with SAURON, and scales of 100's of parsecs with OASIS. These complementary studies reveal two types of kinematically distinct components (KDCs), differing primarily in their intrinsic sizes. In previous studies, KDCs and their host galaxies have generally been found to be unremarkable in other aspects. We show that large KDCs, typical of the well-studied cases, indeed show little or no age differences with their host galaxy. The KDCs detected with the higher spatial-resolution of OASIS are intrinsically smaller and include, in contrast, a significant fraction of young stars. We specu...

  10. Cosmogony of Generic Structures

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    T. Buchert

    1994-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Gao, Dengliang

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Gillen, David S.

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Barnes, Joshua Edward

    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

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Murphy, Angus Stuart [Purdue University

    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. The Broad Line Region of AGN: Kinematics and Physics

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    L. C. Popovic

    2006-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper a discussion of kinematics and physics of the Broad Line Region (BLR) is given. The possible physical conditions in the BLR and problems in determination of the physical parameters (electron temperature and density) are considered. Moreover, one analyses the geometry of the BLR and the probability that (at least) a fraction of the radiation in the Broad Emission Lines (BELs) originates from a relativistic accretion disk.

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

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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING APPROACH FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING APPROACH FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES USING MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL makes Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) a must for such materials and structures. The development of a proper structural health monitoring system has a crucial importance for such structures because

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

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    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

    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.

  1. Kinematic studies of transport across an island wake, with application to the Canary islands

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    Mathias Sandulescu; Emilio Hernandez-Garcia; Cristobal Lopez; Ulrike Feudel

    2006-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Transport from nutrient-rich coastal upwellings is a key factor influencing biological activity in surrounding waters and even in the open ocean. The rich upwelling in the North-Western African coast is known to interact strongly with the wake of the Canary islands, giving rise to filaments and other mesoscale structures of increased productivity. Motivated by this scenario, we introduce a simplified two-dimensional kinematic flow describing the wake of an island in a stream, and study the conditions under which there is a net transport of substances across the wake. For small vorticity values in the wake, it acts as a barrier, but there is a transition when increasing vorticity so that for values appropriate to the Canary area, it entrains fluid and enhances cross-wake transport.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    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

    2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Vixie, Kevin R

    2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Quantitative Mapping of Structured Polymeric Systems Using Singular Value Decomposition Analysis of Soft X-ray Images

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Quantitative Mapping of Structured Polymeric Systems Using Singular Value Decomposition Analysis of Soft X-ray Images I. N. Koprinarov, A. P. Hitchcock,* C. T. McCrory, and R. F. Childs Department of this system. The sample was studied fully hydrated in order to perform the quantitative mapping when

  6. Computational analysis of whole body CT documents a bone structure alteration in adult advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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    Piana, Michele

    progression. PET/CT images were analyzed using dedicated software, able to recognize an external 2-pixel bone ring whose Hounsfield coefficient served as cut off to recognize trabecular and compact bone. PET/CT of the disease. Keywords: Image Analysis, Bone Marrow, Skeletal Structure, ACLL, PET/CT #12;3 Introduction

  7. In situ magnetic a.nd structural analysis of epitaxial NisoFezothin films for spin-valve heterostructures

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    Atwater, Harry

    In situ magnetic a.nd structural analysis of epitaxial NisoFezothin films for spin-valve-coupling and giant magnetoresistance (.GMRj in NiseFez,,/Cu multilayers' and spin-valves.' To date, all" Furthermore, FeMn, which is typically used in spin valves to exchange bias one of the ferromagnetic layers

  8. Applied Catalysis A: General 219 (2001) 215222 Structural analysis of unpromoted Fe-based FischerTropsch

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    Iglesia, Enrique

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Applied Catalysis A: General 219 (2001) 215­222 Structural analysis of unpromoted Fe-based Fischer­Tropsch by Mössbauer emission and X-ray absorption spectroscopies after use in the Fischer­Tropsch synthesis (FTS reactant mixture. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Fischer­Tropsch synthesis; X

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

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

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Structure-Function Analysis of Apolipoprotein A-V: Insight into Plasma Triglyceride Homeostasis

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    Mauldin, Kasuen

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    overexpression, isotope enrichment, and NMR analysis of theoverexpression, isotope enrichment, and NMR analysis of theefficient stable isotope enrichment of the peptide was

  11. PERIORAL BIOMECHANICS, KINEMATICS, AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

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    Chu, Shin Ying

    2010-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    ........................................................................................... 47 Analysis 2b: Spatiotemporal Stability (STI) ........................................................................ 51 Analysis 3: EMGs... ........................................................................................... 63 Analysis 2b: Spatiotemporal Stability (STI) ........................................................................ 64 Analysis 3: EMGs...

  12. Kinematic Study of the Blazar 0716+714

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

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  14. Kinematic dynamo wave in the vicinity of the solar poles

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    Victor Galitski; D. D. Sokoloff

    2001-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. acid synthesis structures: Topics by E-print Network

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    of Er4(bdc)6 (2) resulted after 1 (23 mg) was heated to 300 C under Li, Jing 265 SSI: Modal synthesis for structures with kinematic constraints Eduardo Kausel1 Geosciences...

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

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    Ojeda, Alejandro P

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Kellis, Manolis

    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 ...

  18. Kinematics of gas and stars in circumnuclear star-forming regions of early type spirals

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    Guillermo F. Hagele; Angeles I. Diaz; Monica V. Cardaci; Elena Terlevich; Roberto Terlevich

    2008-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abbr.) We present high resolution (R~20000) spectra in the blue and the far red of cicumnuclear star-forming regions (CNSFRs) in three early type spirals (NGC3351, NGC2903 and NGC3310) which have allowed the study of the kinematics of stars and ionized gas in these structures and, for the first time, the derivation of their dynamical masses for the first two. In some cases these regions, about 100 to 150 pc in size, are seen to be composed of several individual star clusters with sizes between 1.5 and 4.9 pc estimated from Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images. The stellar dispersions have been obtained from the Calcium triplet (CaT) lines at $\\lambda\\lambda$ 8494,8542,8662 \\AA, while the gas velocity dispersions have been measured by Gaussian fits to the H$\\beta$ and [OIII] $\\lambda\\lambda$ 5007 \\AA lines on the high dispersion spectra. Values of the stellar velocity dispersions are between 30 and 68 km/s. We apply the virial theorem to estimate dynamical masses of the clusters, assuming that systems are gravitationally bounded and spherically symmetric, and using previously measured sizes. The measured values of the stellar velocity dispersions yield dynamical masses of the order of 10$^7$ to 10$^8$ solar masses for the whole CNSFRs. Stellar and gas velocity dispersions are found to differ by about 20 to 30 km/s with the H$\\beta$ emission lines being narrower than both the stellar lines and the [OIII] $\\lambda\\lambda$ 5007 \\AA lines. The twice ionized oxygen, on the other hand, shows velocity dispersions comparable to those shown by stars, in some cases, even larger. We have found indications of the presence of two different kinematical components in the ionized gas of the regions...

  19. Kinematics of stars and brown dwarfs at birth

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    E. Moraux C. Clarke

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. www.cesos.ntnu.no Erin Bachynski Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Dynamic Analysis of

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    Nørvåg, Kjetil

    .cesos.ntnu.no Erin Bachynski ­ Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures Control system · Serves to ­ regulate rotor rotation speed ­ regulate power output ­ protect structure · Actions ­ Change generator torque ­ Change and heave plates, structural response of the braces Image: Principal Power #12;5 www.cesos.ntnu.no Erin

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

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

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

    1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

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

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

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Effects of q-profile structure on turbulence spreading: A fluctuation intensity transport analysis

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    Yi, S.; Kwon, J. M. [National Fusion Research Institute, Eoeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Diamond, P. H. [National Fusion Research Institute, Eoeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences and Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0429 (United States); Hahm, T. S. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper studies effects of q-profile structure on turbulence spreading. It reports results of numerical experiments using global gyrokinetic simulations. We examine propagation of turbulence, triggered by an identical linear instability in a source region, into an adjacent, linearly stable region with variable q-profile. The numerical experiments are designed so as to separate the physics of turbulence spreading from that of linear stability. The strength of turbulence spreading is measured by the penetration depth of turbulence. Dynamics of spreading are elucidated by fluctuation intensity balance analysis, using a model intensity evolution equation which retains nonlinear diffusion and damping, and linear growth. It is found that turbulence spreading is strongly affected by magnetic shear s, but is hardly altered by the safety factor q itself. There is an optimal range of modest magnetic shear which maximizes turbulence spreading. For high to modest shear values, the spreading is enhanced by the increase of the mode correlation length with decreasing magnetic shear. However, the efficiency of spreading drops for sufficiently low magnetic shear even though the mode correlation length is comparable to that for the case of optimal magnetic shear. The reduction of spreading is attributed to the increase in time required for the requisite nonlinear mode-mode interactions. The effect of increased interaction time dominates that of increased mode correlation length. Our findings of the reduction of spreading and the increase in interaction time at weak magnetic shear are consistent with the well-known benefit of weak or reversed magnetic shear for core confinement enhancement. Weak shear is shown to promote locality, as well as stability.

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

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    Morris, Stacy J., 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Maciejewski, Anthony A.

    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

  9. SWIMMING KINEMATICS OF SHARKS! P. W. WEBB2 AND RAYMOND S. KEYES3

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    when discrete fins interact. as between the dorsal and caudal fins of sharks. For this to occurSWIMMING KINEMATICS OF SHARKS! P. W. WEBB2 AND RAYMOND S. KEYES3 ABSTRACT Video-tape recordings were made of locomotor movements of six species of free-swimming sharks. The following kinematic

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  11. 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

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

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

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

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    Stockie, John

    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

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

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    Bäumer, Boris

    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

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

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    Zollman, Dean

    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

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

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    Hollerbach, John M.

    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

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

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    Biktashev, Vadim N.

    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

  19. Extraction of large-scale coherent structure from plasma turbulence using rake probe and wavelet analysis in a tokamak

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    Xu, G. S.; Wan, B. N.; Zhang, W. [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In fusion plasmas, intermittently occurring large-scale coherent structures in electrostatic turbulence sometimes contribute more than 50% of total transport, so the investigation on these coherent structures is important for understanding plasma confinement. New experimental techniques are required to extract these coherent structures from fluctuating signals. In this work a 12-tip poloidal rake probe was used on the HT-7 superconducting tokamak to measure plasma turbulence in the plasma edge region. Several signal analysis methods based on a biorthogonal wavelet were developed and applied to the probe data. Since the structure of the selected wavelet is every similar to that of the turbulence wave packet, information about large-scale coherent structures can be selectively extracted from the ambient turbulence. The spatiotemporal patterns of the large-scale coherent structures were reconstructed using the selected wavelets as well as those of small-scale details. These wavelet-based techniques can be applied to all kinds of plasma fluctuation diagnostics, so they possibly present a new opportunity for uncovering the mechanism underlying plasma turbulent transport.

  20. Harmonic analysis of the Ha velocity field of NGC 4254

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

    2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. The Kinematics of S5 1803+784

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    N. A. Kudryavtseva; S. Britzen; A. Witzel; E. Ros; M. F. Aller; H. D. Aller; R. M. Campbell; J. A. Zensus; A. Eckart; J. Roland; A. Mehta

    2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a multi-frequency analysis of the structural variability in the parsec-scale jet of the blazar S5 1803+784. More than 90 epochs of observations at 6 frequencies from 1.6 GHz up to 22 GHz have been combined and analyzed. We discuss an alternative jet model for the source. In contrast to previously discussed motion scenarios for S5 1803+784, we find that the jet structure within 12 mas of the core can most easily be described by seven "oscillating" jet features. We find that the parameters of jet features, such as core separation, position angle and flux density, change in a periodic way with a timescale of about 4 years. We also find evidence for a correlation between these parameters and the total flux density variability. We suggest a scenario incorporating a periodic form of motion (e.g. rotation, precession), with a non-negligible geometrical contribution to explain the observational results.

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

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    Long, Christopher Curtis

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Statistical shape analysis of neuroanatomical structures based on spherical wavelet transformation

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. A comparison of analog methods in heat flow analysis with simplified mathematica methods as applied to flight structures

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    Murray, William

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January 1960 Maj or Subj ect: Mechanical Engineering A COMPARISON OF ANALOG METHODS IN HEAT FLOW ANALYSIS WITH SIMPLIFIED MATHEMATICAL METHODS AS APPLIED TO FLIGHT STRUCTURES... and require lengthy and sometimes difficult mathematical computations to arrive at a solution. It is obvious that there is a need for a simple, rapid, and reliable method of solving complex problems involving heat flow. It is the purpose...

  5. Structural and Functional Analysis of a New Subfamily of Glycosyltransferases Required for Glycosylation of Serine-rich Streptococcal Adhesins

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    Zhu, Fan; Erlandsen, Heidi; Ding, Lei; Li, Jingzhi; Huang, Ying; Zhou, Meixian; Liang, Xiaobo; Ma, Jinbiao; Wu, Hui (UAB)

    2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Serine-rich repeat glycoproteins (SRRPs) are a growing family of bacterial adhesins found in many streptococci and staphylococci; they play important roles in bacterial biofilm formation and pathogenesis. Glycosylation of this family of adhesins is essential for their biogenesis. A glucosyltransferase (Gtf3) catalyzes the second step of glycosylation of a SRRP (Fap1) from an oral streptococcus, Streptococcus parasanguinis. Although Gtf3 homologs are highly conserved in SRRP-containing streptococci, they share minimal homology with functionally known glycosyltransferases. We report here the 2.3 {angstrom} crystal structure of Gtf3. The structural analysis indicates that Gtf3 forms a tetramer and shares significant structural homology with glycosyltransferases from GT4, GT5, and GT20 subfamilies. Combining crystal structural analysis with site-directed mutagenesis and in vitro glycosyltransferase assays, we identified residues that are required for UDP- or UDP-glucose binding and for oligomerization of Gtf3 and determined their contribution to the enzymatic activity of Gtf3. Further in vivo studies revealed that the critical amino acid residues identified by the structural analysis are crucial for Fap1 glycosylation in S. parasanguinis in vivo. Moreover, Gtf3 homologs from other streptococci were able to rescue the gtf3 knock-out mutant of S. parasanguinis in vivo and catalyze the sugar transfer to the modified SRRP substrate in vitro, demonstrating the importance and conservation of the Gtf3 homologs in glycosylation of SRRPs. As the Gtf3 homologs only exist in SRRP-containing streptococci, we conclude that the Gtf3 homologs represent a unique subfamily of glycosyltransferases.

  6. Kinematic Explanation of Massless Particles Only Having Two Helicity States

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    Changli Liu; Fengjun Ge

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. A Kinematic Conservation Law in Free Surface Flow

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    Sergey Gavrilyuk; Henrik Kalisch; Zahra Khorsand

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Self-heating in kinematically complex magnetohydrodynamic flows

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    Osmanov, Zaza; Poedts, Stefaan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The non-modal self-heating mechanism driven by the velocity shear in kinematically complex magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) plasma flows is considered. The study is based on the full set of MHD equations including dissipative terms. The equations are linearized and unstable modes in the flow are looked for. Two different cases are specified and studied: (a) the instability related to an exponential evolution of the wave vector; and (b) the parametric instability, which takes place when the components of the wave vector evolve in time periodically. By examining the dissipative terms, it is shown that the self-heating rate provided by viscous damping is of the same order of magnitude as that due to the magnetic resistivity. It is found that the heating efficiency of the exponential instability is higher than that of the parametric instability.

  9. Real time markerless motion tracking using linked kinematic chains

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

    2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Finslerian grounds for four--directional anisotropic kinematics

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    G. S. Asanov

    2005-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. A structural analysis of the synaptic adhesion properties of alpha- and beta-neurexins

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    Miller, Meghan T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1998. 273(52): p. 34716-23. Rudenko, G. , E. Hohenester, and1999. 4(5): p. 783-92. Rudenko, G. , et al. , The structure144(1): p. 1-6. of Rudenko, G. , et al. , The structure of

  12. Kinetic and structural analysis of a bacterial protein tyrosine phosphatase-like myo-inositol polyphosphatase

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    Selinger, Brent

    polyphosphates (IPPs) in a major- ity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (Sasakawa et al. 1995). The X-ray and structural studies indicate PhyAsr follows a classical PTP mechanism of hydrolysis and has a broad the PhyAsr standby site is involved in the recruitment of substrate. Structural studies at physiological p

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

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    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

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

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    D'Août, Kristiaan

    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

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

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    Ramaswamy, Sriram

    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

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

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Hamon, Ronan; Flandrin, Patrick; Robardet, Céline

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Lee, Wei-Chung Allen

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  19. An historical analysis of landscape structure change at Birch Creek State Park, Lake Somerville, Texas 

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    Garcia, Leigh Ann

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Changes in land-use subsequently affect the landscape's spatial patterning and ecological processes. This thesis applies concepts of landscape ecology in order to assess the degree of landscape structural change which has taken place due...

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

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    Shepard, Kenneth (Kenneth S.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Multiscale structural analysis of mouse lingual myoarchitecture employing diffusion spectrum magnetic

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    Engelward, Bevin

    structural autocorrelation TPM , respectively. Mesoscale myofi- ber tracts were generated by alignment the properties of the respective ODFs and the virtual super- imposition of the distributed mesoscale myofiber tracts. The identifi- cation of a mesoscale anatomical construct, which specifically links

  2. An historical analysis of landscape structure change at Birch Creek State Park, Lake Somerville, Texas

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    Garcia, Leigh Ann

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Changes in land-use subsequently affect the landscape's spatial patterning and ecological processes. This thesis applies concepts of landscape ecology in order to assess the degree of landscape structural change which has taken place due...

  3. A novel engineering tool for thermal analysis of structural members in natural fires 

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    Liang, Hong; Welch, Stephen

    of semi-empirical methods and detailed numerical heat transfer approaches, in order to give solutions of sufficient accuracy for structural members in a generalised fashion, the novel methodology has been developed as an essentially 1D heat transfer model...

  4. GeniSTELA - A Generalised Engineering Methodology for Thermal Analysis of Structural Members in Natural Fires 

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    Liang, Hong

    The ability to predict the temperatures in protected steel structures is of vital importance for the progress of fire safety engineering. Existing methods are limited in several respects, typically being computationall ...

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

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

    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 ...

  6. Structure-based methods for the phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal RNA molecules 

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    Gillespie, Joseph James

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) molecules form highly conserved secondary and tertiary structures via rRNA-rRNA and rRNA-protein interactions that collectively comprise the macromolecule that is the ribosome. Because of their cellular ...

  7. The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Unveiling the nature of kinematically offset active galactic nuclei

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    Allen, J T; Scott, N; Fogarty, L M R; Ho, I -T; Medling, A M; Leslie, S K; Bland-Hawthorn, J; Bryant, J J; Croom, S M; Goodwin, M; Green, A W; Konstantopoulos, I S; Lawrence, J S; Owers, M S; Richards, S N; Sharp, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have observed two kinematically offset active galactic nuclei (AGN), whose ionised gas is at a different line-of-sight velocity to their host galaxies, with the SAMI integral field spectrograph (IFS). One of the galaxies shows gas kinematics very different to the stellar kinematics, indicating a recent merger or accretion event. We demonstrate that the star formation associated with this event was triggered within the last 100 Myr. The other galaxy shows simple disc rotation in both gas and stellar kinematics, aligned with each other, but in the central region has signatures of an outflow driven by the AGN. Other than the outflow, neither galaxy shows any discontinuity in the ionised gas kinematics at the galaxy's centre. We conclude that in these two cases there is no direct evidence of the AGN being in a supermassive black hole binary system. Our study demonstrates that selecting kinematically offset AGN from single-fibre spectroscopy provides, by definition, samples of kinematically peculiar objects, bu...

  8. Stellar Kinematics and Populations of Early-Type Galaxies with the SAURON and OASIS Integral-Field Spectrographs

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    R. M. McDermid; R. Bacon; H. Kuntschner; E. Emsellem; K. L. Shapiro; M. Bureau; M. Cappellari; R. L. Davies; J. Falcon-Barroso; D. Krajnovic; R. F. Peletier; M. Sarzi; T. de Zeeuw

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarise the results and achievements of integral-field spectroscopy of early-type galaxies, observed as part of a survey using both the SAURON and OASIS spectrographs. From the perspective of integral-field spectroscopy, these otherwise smooth and featureless objects show a wealth of structure, both in their stellar kinematics and populations. We focus on the stellar content, and examine properties on both kiloparsec scales with SAURON, and scales of 100's of parsecs with OASIS. These complementary studies reveal two types of kinematically distinct components (KDCs), differing primarily in their intrinsic sizes. In previous studies, KDCs and their host galaxies have generally been found to be unremarkable in other aspects. We show that large KDCs, typical of the well-studied cases, indeed show little or no age differences with their host galaxy. The KDCs detected with the higher spatial-resolution of OASIS are intrinsically smaller and include, in contrast, a significant fraction of young stars. We speculate on the relationship between KDCs and their host galaxies, and the implications for young populations in early-type galaxies.

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

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    Kundur, Deepa

    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

  10. Investigating the Structure and Process of Academic Emphasis on Student Achievement: A Multi-Level Analysis

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    Barron, James Bakewell

    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Academic emphasis is used as a predictor of student achievement in this multilevel analysis controlling for student and campus demographics. Academic emphasis represents a desirable characteristic in a school’s overall climate because it embodies...

  11. FOURIER-TRANSFORM ANALYSIS OF NORMAL PHOTOELECTRON DIFFRACTION DATA FOR SURFACE-STRUCTURE DETERMINATION

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    Hussain, Z.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical Review Letters FOURIER-TRANSFORM ANALYSIS OF NORMAL0 eV. (b) Magnitude of the Fourier transform IF(r)l accord·3. l.94A and V 5 eV. Fourier-transform derived distances ZF

  12. FOURIER-TRANSFORM ANALYSIS OF NORMAL PHOTOELECTRON DIFFRACTION DATA FOR SURFACE-STRUCTURE DETERMINATION

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    Hussain, Z.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Academy of Sciences USA FOURIER-TRANSFORM ANALYSIS OF NORMALeV. (b) Magnitude of the Fourier transform IF(r)l accordingV 0 = 5 eV. Figure 3. Fourier-transform derived distances ZF

  13. Application of a generalised engineering methodology for thermal analysis of structural members in fire 

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    Liang, Hong; Welch, Stephen

    The GeniSTELA code has been developed as a generalised CFD-based approach for thermal analysis of protected steelwork in fire. This is a quasi-3D approach with computation of a "steel temperature field" parameter in each ...

  14. Virtual representation and analysis of structural systems, presented with a case study

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    Farr, Justin Lane

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Simulation Software. Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Findley' s Parameter. . . 4 5 . 5 . 6 PROCEDURE. . 3. 1 3. 2 3. 3 3. 4 Geometric and Material Properties. Traffic Loading. 3. 2. 1 Load Magnitudes. . . . , . . . . . 3. 2. 1. 1 Selecting WIM... Data. 3. 2. 1. 2 Organizing WIM Data. 3. 2. 2 Load Frequency . . 3. 2. 2. 1 CORSIM Parameters. . . 3. 2. 2. 2 CORSIM Traffic Assembler. . . . . . . . . . . . Member S tresses. 3. 3. 1 Finite Element Analysis. 3, 3. 1. 1 Computing Hardware...

  15. Community structure and evaluation of trophic analysis in paleoecology Stone City Formation (Middle Eocene, Texas

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    Nelson, Penelope C

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the various trophic types gives an indication of the stability or instability of the environment and the level of organization of the community. The new and possibly important technique of trophic analysis involves the analysis of the main trophic type..., lignitic sands and silts, lagoonal, marsh, upper deltaic clays, silts, and lignites, and (5) restricted marine, marsh, mudflat, lagoonal clays and silts, and local glauconitic lentils. The transgress- ive or mostly marine phase is represented by a...

  16. Analysis of the structure of complex networks at different resolution levels

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    Arenas, A.; Fernandez, A.; Gomez, S.

    2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Modular structure is ubiquitous in real-world complex networks, and its detection is important because it gives insights in the structure-functionality relationship. The standard approach is based on the optimization of a quality function, modularity, which is a relative quality measure for a partition of a network into modules. Recently some authors have pointed out that the optimization of modularity has a fundamental drawback: the existence of a resolution limit beyond which no modular structure can be detected even though these modules might have own entity. The reason is that several topological descriptions of the network coexist at different scales, which is, in general, a fingerprint of complex systems. Here we propose a method that allows for multiple resolution screening of the modular structure. The method has been validated using synthetic networks, discovering the predefined structures at all scales. Its application to two real social networks allows to find the exact splits reported in the literature, as well as the substructure beyond the actual split.

  17. Wavelet-based cross-correlation analysis of structure scaling in turbulent clouds

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    Arshakian, T G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a statistical tool to compare the scaling behaviour of turbulence in pairs of molecular cloud maps. Using artificial maps with well defined spatial properties, we calibrate the method and test its limitations to ultimately apply it to a set of observed maps. We develop the wavelet-based weighted cross-correlation (WWCC) method to study the relative contribution of structures of different sizes and their degree of correlation in two maps as a function of spatial scale, and the mutual displacement of structures in the molecular cloud maps. We test the WWCC for circular structures having a single prominent scale and fractal structures showing a self-similar behavior without prominent scales. Observational noise and a finite map size limit the scales where the cross-correlation coefficients and displacement vectors can be reliably measured. For fractal maps containing many structures on all scales, the limitation from the observational noise is negligible for signal-to-noise ratios >5. (abbrev). Applic...

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  20. A Massively Parallel Sparse Eigensolver for Structural Dynamics Finite Element Analysis

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    Day, David M.; Reese, G.M.

    1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Eigenanalysis is a critical component of structural dynamics which is essential for determinating the vibrational response of systems. This effort addresses the development of numerical algorithms associated with scalable eigensolver techniques suitable for use on massively parallel, distributed memory computers that are capable of solving large scale structural dynamics problems. An iterative Lanczos method was determined to be the best choice for the application. Scalability of the eigenproblem depends on scalability of the underlying linear solver. A multi-level solver (FETI) was selected as most promising for this component. Issues relating to heterogeneous materials, mechanisms and multipoint constraints have been examined, and the linear solver algorithm has been developed to incorporate features that result in a scalable, robust algorithm for practical structural dynamics applications. The resulting tools have been demonstrated on large problems representative of a weapon's system.

  1. The Analysis of Penumbral Fine Structure Using an Advanced Inversion Technique

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    Jan Jur?ák; Luis Bellot Rubio; Kiyoshi Ichimoto; Yukio Katsukawa; Bruce Lites; Shin'ichi Nagata; Toshifumi Shimizu; Yoshinori Suematsu; Theodore Tarbell; Alan Title; Saku Tsuneta

    2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a method to study the penumbral fine structure using data obtained by the spectropolarimeter onboard HINODE. For the first time, the penumbral filaments can be considered as resolved in spectropolarimetric measurements. This enables us to use inversion codes with only one-component model atmospheres, and thus assign the obtained stratifications of plasma parameters directly to the penumbral fine structure. This approach is applied to the limb-side part of the penumbra in active region NOAA 10923. The preliminary results show a clear dependence of the plasma parameters on continuum intensity in the inner penumbra, i.e. weaker and horizontal magnetic field along with increased line-of-sight velocity are found in the low layers of the bright filaments. The results in the mid penumbra are ambiguous and future analyses are necessary to unveil the magnetic field structure and other plasma parameters there.

  2. Structural investigations of Great Basin geothermal fields: Applications and implications

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    Faulds, James E [Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States); Hinz, Nicholas H. [Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States); Coolbaugh, Mark F [Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because fractures and faults are commonly the primary pathway for deeply circulating hydrothermal fluids, structural studies are critical to assessing geothermal systems and selecting drilling targets for geothermal wells. Important tools for structural analysis include detailed geologic mapping, kinematic analysis of faults, and estimations of stress orientations. Structural assessments are especially useful for evaluating geothermal fields in the Great Basin of the western USA, where regional extension and transtension combine with high heat flow to generate abundant geothermal activity in regions having little recent volcanic activity. The northwestern Great Basin is one of the most geothermally active areas in the USA. The prolific geothermal activity is probably due to enhanced dilation on N- to NNE-striking normal faults induced by a transfer of NW-directed dextral shear from the Walker Lane to NW-directed extension. Analysis of several geothermal fields suggests that most systems occupy discrete steps in normal fault zones or lie in belts of intersecting, overlapping, and/or terminating faults. Most fields are associated with steeply dipping faults and, in many cases, with Quaternary faults. The structural settings favoring geothermal activity are characterized by subvertical conduits of highly fractured rock along fault zones oriented approximately perpendicular to the WNW-trending least principal stress. Features indicative of these settings that may be helpful in guiding exploration for geothermal resources include major steps in normal faults, interbasinal highs, groups of relatively low discontinuous ridges, and lateral jogs or terminations of mountain ranges.

  3. Calculational analysis of structural activation induced by 20-100 MeV proton beam loss in high-power linear accelerators

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    Lee, Stacey Kirsten

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1994 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering CALCULATIONAL ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL ACTIVATION INDUCED BY 20-100 MEV PROTON BEAM LOSS IN HIGH-POWER LINEAR ACCELERATORS A Thesis...) Carl A. Beard (Member) / John . Poston (Head of Department) August 1994 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering ABSTRACT Calculational Analysis of Structural Activation Induced by 20-100 MeV Proton Beam Loss in High-Power Linear Accelerators. (August...

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

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

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. Kinematics of gas and stars in circumnuclear star-forming regions of early type spirals

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    Hagele, Guillermo F; Cardaci, Monica V; Terlevich, Elena; Terlevich, Roberto

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abbr.) We present high resolution (R~20000) spectra in the blue and the far red of cicumnuclear star-forming regions (CNSFRs) in three early type spirals (NGC3351, NGC2903 and NGC3310) which have allowed the study of the kinematics of stars and ionized gas in these structures and, for the first time, the derivation of their dynamical masses for the first two. In some cases these regions, about 100 to 150 pc in size, are seen to be composed of several individual star clusters with sizes between 1.5 and 4.9 pc estimated from Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images. The stellar dispersions have been obtained from the Calcium triplet (CaT) lines at $\\lambda\\lambda$ 8494,8542,8662 \\AA, while the gas velocity dispersions have been measured by Gaussian fits to the H$\\beta$ and [OIII] $\\lambda\\lambda$ 5007 \\AA lines on the high dispersion spectra. Values of the stellar velocity dispersions are between 30 and 68 km/s. We apply the virial theorem to estimate dynamical masses of the clusters, assuming that systems are grav...

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

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    Krupa, B; Zawiejski, L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  8. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL Lipid bilayer structure determined by the simultaneous analysis of neutron

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    Nagle, John F.

    scattering intensities I(q) for both neutrons and x-rays using )()()()( qPqPqIqF TSLC= , (1.) where PLC in structure between oriented and spherical bilayers experimentally using both neutron and x-ray scattering in (2). Our study concluded no difference between the two for x-ray and neutron scattering data

  9. Multipole Representation of the Fermi Operator with Application to the Electronic Structure Analysis of Metallic Systems

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    Lu, Jianfeng

    Multipole Representation of the Fermi Operator with Application to the Electronic Structure, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 We propose a multipole representation of the Fermi-Dirac function temperature Green's functions in many-body physics [13]. It is natural to consider a multipole representation

  10. Analysis, manufacture and characterization of Ni/Cu functionally graded structures Wilfredo Montealegre Rubio a,

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    Paulino, Glaucio H.

    ­Cu FGSs are manufactured by using spark plasma sintering technique. Hardness and Young's modulus are found plasma sintering A. Nickel/copper gradation a b s t r a c t In this work, an experimental and numerical Accepted 20 April 2012 Available online 26 April 2012 Keywords: A. Functionally graded structures C. Spark

  11. Phylogenetic analysis of paraneopteran orders (Insecta: Neoptera) based on forewing base structure,

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    Yoshizawa, Kazunori

    , with comments on monophyly of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) K A Z U N O R I Y O S H I Z A W A and T O Y O H E I, Hemiptera and Thysanoptera) were analysed based on the morphology of forewing base structure. Monophyly of Paraneoptera was supported by nine autapomorphies, monophyly of Condylognatha (= Thysanoptera + Hemiptera

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

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    Baskurt, Fahri Yuce

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

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

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    Freno, Brian Andrew

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  15. Electrostatic ion perturbations in kinematically complex shear flows

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    Osmanov, Z; Poedts, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The scope of the present paper is to determine how ion electrostatic wave perturbations in plasma flows are influenced by the presence of a kinematically complex velocity shear. For this purpose we consider a model based on the following set of physical equations: the equation of motion, the continuity equation and the Poisson equation for the electric potential governing the evolution of the system. After linearizing the equations, we solve them numerically. We find out that for a variety of specific values of parameters the system may exhibit quite interesting dynamic behaviour. In particular, we demonstrate that the system exhibits two different kinds of shear flow instabilities: (a)~when the wave vectors evolve exponentially, the ion sound modes become unstable as well; while, (b)~on the other hand, one can find areas in a parametric space where, when the wave vectors vary periodically, the physical system is subject to a strongly pronounced parametric instability. We also show the possibility of the gene...

  16. Radiation from Bodies with Extreme Acceleration II: Kinematics

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    Ulrich H. Gerlach

    2003-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    When applied to a dipole source subjected to acceleration which is violent and long lasting (``extreme acceleration''), Maxwell's equations predict radiative power which augments Larmor's classical radiation formula by a nontrivial amount. The physical assumptions behind this result are made possible by the kinematics of a system of geometrical clocks whose tickings are controlled by cavities which are expanding inertially. For the purpose of measuring the radiation from such a source we take advantage of the physical validity of a spacetime coordinate framework (``inertially expanding frame'') based on such clocks. They are compatible and commensurable with the accelerated clocks of the accelerated source. By contrast, a common Lorentz frame with its mutually static clocks won't do: it lacks that commensurability. Inertially expanding clocks give a physicist a window into the frame of a source with extreme acceleration. He thus can locate that source and measure radiation from it without being subjected to such acceleration himself. The conclusion is that inertially expanding reference frames reveal qualitatively distinct aspects of nature which would not be accessible if static inertial frames were the only admissible frames.

  17. The kinematics of the Local Group in a cosmological context

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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Why baryons matter: The kinematics of dwarf spheroidal satellites

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    Brooks, Alyson M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Zolotov, Adi, E-mail: abrooks@physics.rutgers.edu, E-mail: zolotov@physics.huji.ac.il [Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel)

    2014-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We use high-resolution cosmological simulations of Milky Way (MW) mass galaxies that include both baryons and dark matter (DM) to show that baryonic physics (energetic feedback from supernovae and subsequent tidal stripping) significantly reduces the DM mass in the central regions of luminous satellite galaxies. The reduced central masses of the simulated satellites reproduce the observed internal dynamics of MW and M31 satellites as a function of luminosity. We use these realistic satellites to update predictions for the observed velocity and luminosity functions of satellites around MW-mass galaxies when baryonic effects are accounted for. We also predict that field dwarf galaxies in the same luminosity range as the MW classical satellites should not exhibit velocities as low as the satellites because the field dwarfs do not experience tidal stripping. Additionally, the early formation times of the satellites compared to field galaxies at the same luminosity may be apparent in the star formation histories of the two populations. Including baryonic physics in cold dark matter (CDM) models naturally explains the observed low DM densities in the MWs dwarf spheroidal population. Our simulations therefore resolve the tension between kinematics predicted in CDM theory and observations of satellites, without invoking alternative forms of DM.

  19. Acceleration of particles by black holes: kinematic explanation

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    O. B. Zaslavskii

    2011-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A new simple and general explanation of the effect of acceleration of particles by black holes to infinite energies in the centre of mass frame is suggested. It is based on kinematics of particles moving near the horizon. This effect arises when particles of two kinds collide near the horizon. For massive particles, the first kind represents a particle with the generic energy and angular momentum (I call them "usual"). Near the horizon, such a particle has a velocity almost equal to that of light in the frame that corotates with a black hole (the frame is static if a black hole is static). The second kind (called "critical") consists of particles with the velocity vvelocity approaches the speed of light c, the Lorentz factor grows unbound. This explanation applies both to generic rotating black holes and charged ones (even for radial motion of particles). If one of colliding particles is massless (photon), the critical particle is distinguished by the fact that its frequency is finite near the horizon. The existence (or absence) of the effect is determined depending on competition of two factors - gravitational blue shift for a photon propagating towards a black hole and the Doppler effect due to transformation from the locally nonrotating frame to a comoving one. Classification of all possible types of collisions is suggested depending on whether massive or massless particle is critical or usual.

  20. Measurement of the Longitudinal Structure Function in Diffraction

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    Measurement of the Longitudinal Structure Function in Diffraction FL D David Sálek Institute Workshop 2009, Italy First Measurement of FLD 2 Diffractive Kinematics and Rapidity Gap Workshop 2009, Italy First Measurement of FLD 3 Proton Structure Functions in DiffractionProton Structure

  1. ON THE DAMAGE DIAGNOSIS BASED ON STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS DATA Kai-Uwe Schroder1, Andreas Preisler1, Christoph Viechtbauer23, Martin Schagerl23

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ON THE DAMAGE DIAGNOSIS BASED ON STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS DATA Kai-Uwe Schr¨oder1, Andreas Preisler1. This is due to the fact that common SHM approaches monitor the entire structure on all kind of damages in order to obtain all eventualities of damage. The idea of this contribution is to use the information

  2. Structural Analysis and Assembly of the HIV-1 Gp41 Amino-Terminal Fusion Peptide and the Pretransmembrane Amphipathic-At-Interface Sequence

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    Pompeu Fabra, Universitat

    Structural Analysis and Assembly of the HIV-1 Gp41 Amino-Terminal Fusion PeptideVised Manuscript ReceiVed September 28, 2006 ABSTRACT: The amino-terminal region within the HIV-1 gp41 aromatic and the gp41 amino-terminal fusion peptide (FP). Here, we have analyzed the structure generated

  3. Inclusive b and bb production with quasi-multi-Regge kinematics at the Tevatron

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    Kniehl, B. A.; Saleev, V. A.; Shipilova, A. V. [II. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany); Samara State University, Academic Pavlov Street 1, 443011 Samara (Russian Federation)

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider b-jet hadroproduction in the quasi-multi-Regge-kinematics approach based on the hypothesis of gluon and quark Reggeization in t-channel exchanges at high energies. The preliminary data on inclusive b-jet and bb-dijet production taken by the CDF Collaboration at the Fermilab Tevatron are well described without adjusting parameters. We find the main contribution to inclusive b-jet production to be the scattering of a Reggeized gluon and a Reggeized b quark to a b quark, which is described by the effective Reggeon-Reggeon-quark vertex. The main contribution to bb-pair production arises from the scattering of two Reggeized gluons to a bb pair, which is described by the effective Reggeon-Reggeon-quark-quark vertex. Our analysis is based on the Kimber-Martin-Ryskin prescription for unintegrated gluon and quark distribution functions using as input the Martin-Roberts-Stirling-Thorne collinear parton distribution functions of the proton.

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

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    Segado, Martin Alan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  5. Gauge-potential approach to the kinematics of a moving car

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    Marian Fecko

    1997-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. A Dexterity Measure for the Kinematic Control of Robot Manipulator with Redundany

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    Chang, Pyung H.

    1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have derived a new performance measure, product of minors of the Jacobian matrix, that tells how far kinematically redundant manipulators are from singularity. It was demonstrated that previously used performance ...

  7. Faulted joints: kinematics, displacementlength scaling relations and criteria for their identication

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    Engelder, Terry

    and kinematics based on two sets of joints, pinnate joints and fault striations, reveal that some mesoscale faults (i.e., faults without linked fault segments) at the mesoscale: ªneoformed faultsº which form

  8. adjacent-level spinal kinematics: Topics by E-print Network

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    Denise Hurley-Keller; Heather L. Morrison; Paul Harding; George Jacoby 2004-08-07 243 A kinematic wave theory of capacity drop Mathematical Physics (arXiv) Summary: Capacity drop...

  9. Structure analysis of aluminium silicon manganese nitride precipitates formed in grain-oriented electrical steels

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    Bernier, Nicolas, E-mail: n.bernier@yahoo.fr [OCAS N.V., ArcelorMittal Global R and D Gent, Pres. J.F. Kennedylaan 3, 9060 Zelzate (Belgium); Xhoffer, Chris [OCAS N.V., ArcelorMittal Global R and D Gent, Pres. J.F. Kennedylaan 3, 9060 Zelzate (Belgium); Van De Putte, Tom, E-mail: tom.vandeputte@arcelormittal.com [OCAS N.V., ArcelorMittal Global R and D Gent, Pres. J.F. Kennedylaan 3, 9060 Zelzate (Belgium); Galceran, Montserrat [Université Libre de Bruxelles, 4MAT (Materials Engineering, Characterization, Synthesis and Recycling), Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Brussels (Belgium); CIC Energigune, Albert Einstein 48, 01510 Miñano (Álava) (Spain); Godet, Stéphane [Université Libre de Bruxelles, 4MAT (Materials Engineering, Characterization, Synthesis and Recycling), Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Brussels (Belgium)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a detailed structural and chemical characterisation of aluminium silicon manganese nitrides that act as grain growth inhibitors in industrially processed grain-oriented (GO) electrical steels. The compounds are characterised using energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX) and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM), while their crystal structures are analysed using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and TEM in electron diffraction (ED), dark-field, high-resolution and automated crystallographic orientation mapping (ACOM) modes. The chemical bonding character is determined using electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Despite the wide variation in composition, all the precipitates exhibit a hexagonal close-packed (h.c.p.) crystal structure and lattice parameters of aluminium nitride. The EDX measurement of ? 900 stoichiometrically different precipitates indicates intermediate structures between pure aluminium nitride and pure silicon manganese nitride, with a constant Si/Mn atomic ratio of ? 4. It is demonstrated that aluminium and silicon are interchangeably precipitated with the same local arrangement, while both Mn{sup 2+} and Mn{sup 3+} are incorporated in the h.c.p. silicon nitride interstitial sites. The oxidation of the silicon manganese nitrides most likely originates from the incorporation of oxygen during the decarburisation annealing process, thus creating extended planar defects such as stacking faults and inversion domain boundaries. The chemical composition of the inhibitors may be written as (AlN){sub x}(SiMn{sub 0.25}N{sub y}O{sub z}){sub 1?x} with x ranging from 0 to 1. - Highlights: • We study the structure of (Al,Si,Mn)N inhibitors in grain oriented electrical steels. • Inhibitors have the hexagonal close-packed symmetry with lattice parameters of AlN. • Inhibitors are intermediate structures between pure AlN and (Si,Mn)N with Si/Mn ? 4. • Al and Si share the same local arrangement; Mn is incorporated in both Mn{sup 2+} and Mn{sup 3+}. • Oxygen incorporation is invoked to account for the thermal stability of (Al,Si,Mn)N.

  10. A Taxonomy and Evaluation for Systems Analysis Methodologies in a Workflow Context: Structured Systems

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    Systems Analysis Design Method (SSADM), Unified Modelling Language (UML), Unified Process, Soft Systems taxonomy dealing with both hard- and soft-system aspects. The results show that there is no methodology that covers all of the taxonomic aspects identified. Organisational Process Modelling (OPM) and Soft Systems

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

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    Schlick, Tamar

    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

  12. Development and validation of a generalised engineering methodology for thermal analysis of structural members in fire 

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    Liang, Hong; Welch, Stephen; Stratford, Tim J; Kinsella, Emmett V

    A novel methodology for generalising CFD-based approaches for thermal analysis of protected steelwork in fire has been developed, known as GeniSTELA. This is a quasi-3D approach with computation of a "steel temperature field" parameter in each...

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

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    Richardson, David

    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

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

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    Snooke, Neal

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

  15. Low amplitude insult project: Structural analysis and prediction of low order reaction

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    Scammon, R.J.; Browning, R.V.; Middleditch, J.; Dienes, J.K.; Haberman, K.S.; Bennett, J.G.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The low velocity impact sensitivity of PBX 9501 has been investigated through a series of experiments based on the Steven Test targets and a set of Shear Impact experiments. The authors describe calculations done using DYNA2D, SPRONTO and DYNA3D to support these, and other, low amplitude insult experiments. The calculations allow them to study pressure and strain rate variables, to investigate structural aspects of the experiment, and to predict velocities required for reaction. Structural analyses have played an active role in this project beginning with the original target design and continuing through analyses of the experimental results. Alternative designs and various ideas for active instrumentation were examined as part of the experiment evolution process. Predictions of reaction are used to guide these design studies, even though the authors do not yet have enough experimental data to fully calibrate any of the models.

  16. Multi-Dimensional Astrophysical Structural and Dynamical Analysis I. Development of a Nonlinear Finite Element Approach

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    David L. Meier

    1998-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A new field of numerical astrophysics is introduced which addresses the solution of large, multidimensional structural or slowly-evolving problems (rotating stars, interacting binaries, thick advective accretion disks, four dimensional spacetimes, etc.). The technique employed is the Finite Element Method (FEM), commonly used to solve engineering structural problems. The approach developed herein has the following key features: 1. The computational mesh can extend into the time dimension, as well as space, perhaps only a few cells, or throughout spacetime. 2. Virtually all equations describing the astrophysics of continuous media, including the field equations, can be written in a compact form similar to that routinely solved by most engineering finite element codes. 3. The transformations that occur naturally in the four-dimensional FEM possess both coordinate and boost features, such that (a) although the computational mesh may have a complex, non-analytic, curvilinear structure, the physical equations still can be written in a simple coordinate system independent of the mesh geometry. (b) if the mesh has a complex flow velocity with respect to coordinate space, the transformations will form the proper arbitrary Lagrangian- Eulerian advective derivatives automatically. 4. The complex difference equations on the arbitrary curvilinear grid are generated automatically from encoded differential equations. This first paper concentrates on developing a robust and widely-applicable set of techniques using the nonlinear FEM and presents some examples.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    1993-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    Valle Aguilar, Jorge Luis

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  7. Damage estimates from long-term structural analysis of a wind turbine in a US wind farm environment

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    Kelley, N.D. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Sutherland, H.J. [Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-domain simulations of the loads on wind energy conversion systems have been hampered in the past by the relatively long computational times for nonlinear structural analysis codes. However, recent advances in both the level of sophistication and computational efficiency of available computer hardware and the codes themselves now permit long-term simulations to be conducted in reasonable times. Thus, these codes provide a unique capability to evaluate the spectral content of the fatigue loads on a turbine. To demonstrate these capabilities, a Micon 65/13 turbine is analyzed using the YawDyn and the ADAMS dynamic analysis codes. The SNLWIND-3D simulator and measured boundary conditions are used to simulate the inflow environment that can be expected during a single, 24-hour period by a turbine residing in Row 41 of a wind farm located in San Gorgonio Pass, California. Also, long-term simulations (up to 8 hours of simulated time) with constant average inflow velocities are used to better define the characteristics of the fatigue load on the turbine. Damage calculations, using the LIFE2 fatigue analysis code and the MSU/DOE fatigue data base for composite materials, are then used to determine minimum simulation times for consistent estimates of service lifetimes.

  8. A finite element analysis of a silicon based double quantum dot structure

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    S. Rahman; J. Gorman; C. H. W. Barnes; D. A. Williams; H. P. Langtangen

    2006-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a finite-element solution of the Laplace equation for the silicon-based trench-isolated double quantum-dot and the capacitively-coupled single-electron transistor device architecture. This system is a candidate for charge and spin-based quantum computation in the solid state, as demonstrated by recent coherent-charge oscillation experiments. Our key findings demonstrate control of the electric potential and electric field in the vicinity of the double quantum-dot by the electric potential applied to the in-plane gates. This constitutes a useful theoretical analysis of the silicon-based architecture for quantum information processing applications.

  9. Handbook on dynamics of jointed structures.

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    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

    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.

  10. 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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    MACKEY, T.C.

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    K.R. Maskaly

    2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  15. Structure Determination and Functional Analysis of a Chromate Reductase from Gluconacetobacter hansenii

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    Jin, Hongjun; Zhang, Yanfeng; Buchko, Garry W.; Varnum, Susan M.; Robinson, Howard; Squier, Thomas C.; Long, Philip E.

    2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental protection through biological mechanisms that aid in the reductive immobilization of toxic metals (e.g.,chromate and uranyl) has been identified to involve specific NADH-dependent flavoproteins that promote cell viability. To understand the enzyme mechanisms responsible for metal reduction, the enzyme kinetics of a putative chromate reductasefrom Gluconacetobacter hansenii (Gh-ChrR) was measured and the crystal structure of the protein determined at 2.25 A°resolution. Gh-ChrR catalyzes the NADH-dependent reduction of chromate, ferricyanide, and uranyl anions under aerobic conditions. Kinetic measurements indicate that NADH acts as a substrate inhibitor; catalysis requires chromate binding prior to NADH association. The crystal structure of Gh-ChrR shows the protein is a homotetramer with one bound flavin mononucleotide (FMN) per subunit. A bound anion is visualized proximal to the FMN at the interface between adjacentsubunits within a cationic pocket, which is positioned at an optimal distance for hydride transfer. Site-directed substitutions of residues proposed to involve in both NADH and metal anion binding (N85A or R101A) result in 90–95% reductions in enzyme efficiencies for NADH-dependent chromate reduction. In comparison site-directed substitution of a residue (S118A) participating in the coordination of FMN in the active site results in only modest (50%) reductions in catalytic efficiencies, consistent with the presence of a multitude of side chains that position the FMN in the active site. The proposed proximity relationships between metal anion binding site and enzyme cofactors is discussed in terms of rational design principles for the use of enzymes in chromate and uranyl bioremediation.

  16. 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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    Jameson, Antony

    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

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

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    Fernando, I. P. [Hampton Univ., Hampton, VA (United States); Goity, J. L. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. P2P-based botnets: structural analysis, monitoring, and mitigation

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    Yan, Guanhua [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Eidenbenz, Stephan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ha, Duc T [UNIV AT BUFFALO; Ngo, Hung Q [UNIV AT BUFFALO

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Botnets, which are networks of compromised machines that are controlled by one or a group of attackers, have emerged as one of the most serious security threats on the Internet. With an army of bots at the scale of tens of thousands of hosts or even as large as 1.5 million PCs, the computational power of botnets can be leveraged to launch large-scale DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, sending spamming emails, stealing identities and financial information, etc. As detection and mitigation techniques against botnets have been stepped up in recent years, attackers are also constantly improving their strategies to operate these botnets. The first generation of botnets typically employ IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels as their command and control (C&C) centers. Though simple and easy to deploy, the centralized C&C mechanism of such botnets has made them prone to being detected and disabled. Against this backdrop, peer-to-peer (P2P) based botnets have emerged as a new generation of botnets which can conceal their C&C communication. Recently, P2P networks have emerged as a covert communication platform for malicious programs known as bots. As popular distributed systems, they allow bots to communicate easily while protecting the botmaster from being discovered. Existing work on P2P-based hotnets mainly focuses on measurement of botnet sizes. In this work, through simulation, we study extensively the structure of P2P networks running Kademlia, one of a few widely used P2P protocols in practice. Our simulation testbed incorporates the actual code of a real Kademlia client software to achieve great realism, and distributed event-driven simulation techniques to achieve high scalability. Using this testbed, we analyze the scaling, reachability, clustering, and centrality properties of P2P-based botnets from a graph-theoretical perspective. We further demonstrate experimentally and theoretically that monitoring bot activities in a P2P network is difficult, suggesting that the P2P mechanism indeed helps botnets hide their communication effectively. Finally, we evaluate the effectiveness of some potential mitigation techniques, such as content poisoning, Sybil-based and Eclipse-based mitigation. Conclusions drawn from this work shed light on the structure of P2P botnets, how to monitor bot activities in P2P networks, and how to mitigate botnet operations effectively.

  19. Structure-Function Analysis of the 3' Phosphatase Component of T4 Polynucleotide Kinase/phosphatase

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    Zhu,H.; Smith, P.; Wang, L.; Shuman, S.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    T4 polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (Pnkp) exemplifies a family of bifunctional enzymes with 5'-kinase and 3' phosphatase activities that function in nucleic acid repair. T4 Pnkp is a homotetramer of a 301-aa polypeptide, which consists of an N-terminal kinase domain of the P-loop phosphotransferase superfamily and a C-terminal phosphatase domain of the DxD acylphosphatase superfamily. The homotetramer is formed via pairs of phosphatase-phosphatase and kinase-kinase homodimer interfaces. Here we identify four side chains-Asp187, Ser211, Lys258, and Asp277-that are required for 3' phosphatase activity. Alanine mutations at these positions abolished phosphatase activity without affecting kinase function or tetramerization. Conservative substitutions of asparagine or glutamate for Asp187 did not revive the 3' phosphatase, nor did arginine or glutamine substitutions for Lys258. Threonine in lieu of Ser211 and glutamate in lieu of Asp277 restored full activity, whereas asparagine at position 277 had no salutary effect. We report a 3.0 A crystal structure of the Pnkp tetramer, in which a sulfate ion is coordinated between Arg246 and Arg279 in a position that we propose mimics one of the penultimate phosphodiesters (5'NpNpNp-3') of the polynucleotide 3'-PO(4) substrate. The amalgam of mutational and structural data engenders a plausible catalytic mechanism for the phosphatase that includes covalent catalysis (via Asp165), general acid-base catalysis (via Asp167), metal coordination (by Asp165, Asp277 and Asp278), and transition state stabilization (via Lys258, Ser211, backbone amides, and the divalent cation). Other critical side chains play architectural roles (Arg176, Asp187, Arg213, Asp254). To probe the role of oligomerization in phosphatase function, we introduced six double-alanine cluster mutations at the phosphatase-phosphatase domain interface, two of which (R297A-Q295A and E292A-D300A) converted Pnkp from a tetramer to a dimer and ablated phosphatase activity.

  20. Local helioseismology and correlation tracking analysis of surface structures in realistic simulations of solar convection

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    Dali Georgobiani; Junwei Zhao; Alexander Kosovichev; David Benson; Robert F. Stein; Åke Nordlund

    2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply time-distance helioseismology, local correlation tracking and Fourier spatial-temporal filtering methods to realistic supergranule scale simulations of solar convection and compare the results with high-resolution observations from the SOHO Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI). Our objective is to investigate the surface and sub-surface convective structures and test helioseismic measurements. The size and grid of the computational domain are sufficient to resolve various convective scales from granulation to supergranulation. The spatial velocity spectrum is approximately a power law for scales larger than granules, with a continuous decrease in velocity amplitude with increasing size. Aside from granulation no special scales exist, although a small enhancement in power at supergranulation scales can be seen. We calculate the time-distance diagram for f- and p-modes and show that it is consistent with the SOHO/MDI observations. From the simulation data we calculate travel time maps for surface gravity waves (f-mode). We also apply correlation tracking to the simulated vertical velocity in the photosphere to calculate the corresponding horizontal flows. We compare both of these to the actual large-scale (filtered) simulation velocities. All three methods reveal similar large scale convective patterns and provide an initial test of time-distance methods.

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

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

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    E Martinez-Hackert; W Hendrickson

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Crystallographic analysis of the structure of livingstonite HgSb{sub 4}S{sub 8} from refined data

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    Borisov, S. V., E-mail: borisov@che.nsk.su; Pervukhina, N. V.; Magarill, S. A.; Kuratieva, N. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Vasil'ev, V. I., E-mail: itret@uiggm.nsc.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An X-ray diffraction study of mineral livingstonite (HgSb{sub 4}S{sub 8}) from Khaydarkan (Kyrgyzstan) has been performed on a Bruker Nonius X8Apex diffractometer with a 4K CCD detector (R = 0.031). The unit-cell parameters were found to be a = 30.1543(10) A, b = 3.9953(2) A, c = 21.4262(13) A, {beta} = 104.265(1){sup o}, V = 2501.7(2) A{sup 3}, Z = 8, d{sub calcd} = 5.013 g/cm{sup 3}, and sp. gr. A2/a. It was confirmed that livingstonite belongs to rod-layers structures. In one type of layer, two double Sb{sub 2}S{sub 4} chains are bound by disulfide groups [S{sub 2}]{sup 2-} (S-S 2.078(2) A); in the other type, these chains are bound via Hg{sup 2+} cations. A crystallographic analysis confirmed the existence of independent pseudotranslational ordering in the cation and anion matrices, which is characteristic of the lozenge-like structures of sulfides and sulfosalts.

  5. CLASH: COMPLETE LENSING ANALYSIS OF THE LARGEST COSMIC LENS MACS J0717.5+3745 AND SURROUNDING STRUCTURES

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    Medezinski, Elinor; Lemze, Doron; Ford, Holland [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Umetsu, Keiichi [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Nonino, Mario [INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, via G.B. Tiepolo 11, I-34143 Trieste (Italy); Merten, Julian; Mroczkowski, Tony [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, MS 169-327, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Zitrin, Adi [Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Universität Heidelberg, Zentrum für Astronomie, Philosophenweg 12, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Broadhurst, Tom [Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, P.O. Box 644, E-48080 Bilbao (Spain); Donahue, Megan [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Sayers, Jack; Czakon, Nicole [Division of Physics, Math, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Waizmann, Jean-Claude; Meneghetti, Massimo [Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universit'a di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Koekemoer, Anton; Coe, Dan; Postman, Marc [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21208 (United States); Molino, Alberto [Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), E-18080 Granada (Spain); Melchior, Peter [Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics and Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Grillo, Claudio, E-mail: elinor@pha.jhu.edu [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Mariesvej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); and others

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745 (z = 0.55) is the largest known cosmic lens, with complex internal structures seen in deep X-ray, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, and dynamical observations. We perform a combined weak- and strong-lensing analysis with wide-field BVR{sub c} i'z' Subaru/Suprime-Cam observations and 16-band Hubble Space Telescope observations taken as part of the Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble. We find consistent weak distortion and magnification measurements of background galaxies and combine these signals to construct an optimally estimated radial mass profile of the cluster and its surrounding large-scale structure out to 5 Mpc h {sup –1}. We find consistency between strong-lensing and weak-lensing in the region where these independent data overlap, <500 kpc h {sup –1}. The two-dimensional weak-lensing map reveals a clear filamentary structure traced by distinct mass halos. We model the lensing shear field with nine halos, including the main cluster, corresponding to mass peaks detected above 2.5?{sub ?}. The total mass of the cluster as determined by the different methods is M{sub vir} ? (2.8 ± 0.4) × 10{sup 15} M{sub ?}. Although this is the most massive cluster known at z > 0.5, in terms of extreme value statistics, we conclude that the mass of MACS J0717.5+3745 by itself is not in serious tension with ?CDM, representing only a ?2? departure above the maximum simulated halo mass at this redshift.

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

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    Fernando, I. P.; Goity, J. L.

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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,more »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.« less

  7. Structure analysis of simulated molecular clouds with the Delta-variance

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    Bertram, Erik; Glover, Simon C O

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ the Delta-variance analysis and study the turbulent gas dynamics of simulated molecular clouds (MCs). Our models account for a simplified treatment of time-dependent chemistry and the non-isothermal nature of the gas. We investigate simulations using three different initial mean number densities of n_0 = 30, 100 and 300 cm^{-3} that span the range of values typical for MCs in the solar neighbourhood. Furthermore, we model the CO line emission in a post-processing step using a radiative transfer code. We evaluate Delta-variance spectra for centroid velocity (CV) maps as well as for integrated intensity and column density maps for various chemical components: the total, H2 and 12CO number density and the integrated intensity of both the 12CO and 13CO (J = 1 -> 0) lines. The spectral slopes of the Delta-variance computed on the CV maps for the total and H2 number density are significantly steeper compared to the different CO tracers. We find slopes for the linewidth-size relation ranging from 0.4 to 0....

  8. Absolute kinematics of radio source components in the complete S5 polar cap sample

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    M. A. Perez-Torres; J. M. Marcaide; J. C. Guirado; E. Ros

    2004-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We observed the thirteen extragalactic radio sources of the complete S5 polar cap sample at 15.4 GHz with the Very Long Baseline Array, on 27 July 1999 (1999.57) and 15 June 2000 (2000.46). We present the maps from those two epochs, along with maps obtained from observations of the 2 cm VLBA survey for some of the sources of the sample, making a total of 40 maps. We discuss the apparent morphological changes displayed by the radio sources between the observing epochs. Our VLBA observations correspond to the first two epochs at 15.4 GHz of a program to study the absolute kinematics of the radio source components of the members of the sample, by means of phase delay astrometry at 8.4 GHz, 15.4 GHz, and 43 GHz. Our 15.4 GHz VLBA imaging allowed us to disentangle the inner milliarcsecond structure of some of the sources, thus resolving components that appeared blended at 8.4 GHz. For most of the sources, we identified the brightest feature in each radio source with the core. These identifications are supported by the spectral index estimates for those brightest features, which are in general flat, or even inverted. Most of the sources display core-dominance in the overall emission. We find that three of the sources have their most inverted spectrum component shifted with respect to the origin in the map, which approximately coincides with the peak-of-brightness at both 15.4 GHz and 8.4 GHz.

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

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    Barritt, Robert Cole

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The long-track, straight-line windstorm observed during PRE-STORM (Preliminary Regional Experiment for Stormscale Operational and Research Meteorology) on 10-1 I June 1985 emanated from the central, bowed-out portion of the convective line...

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

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    Samsury, Christopher Elliott

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 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...

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    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

    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.

  14. Kinematics of the Ionised Gas in the Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403

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    Filippo Fraternali; Tom Oosterloo; Renzo Sancisi

    2004-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a study of the kinematics of the ionised gas in the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 2403 using deep long-slit spectra obtained with the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope. The data show the presence of a halo component of ionised gas that is rotating more slowly than the gas in the disk. The kinematics of this ionised halo gas is similar to that of the neutral halo gas. On small scales, broad line profiles (up to 300 km/s wide) indicate regions of fast outflows of ionised gas. We discuss these new results in the context of galactic fountain models.

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

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    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

  16. 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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    Duncan, James S.

    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

  17. 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

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

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    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)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Jamie Harris; Colm Connaughton; Miguel D. Bustamante

    2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. 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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    MACKEY, T.C.

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  1. Task-Induced Symmetry and Reduction in Kinematic Systems with Application to Needle Steering

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    model of steerable bevel-tip nee- dles. The resulting controllers cause the needle tip to track the basis for a new planning and control framework for needle steering. I. INTRODUCTION Consider the motion motivation for the present work is needle steering which has been modeled as a kinematic system, we consider

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

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    Haan, Sebastian

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  3. Wear damage resulting from sliding impact kinematics in pressurized high temperature water: energetical and

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    1 Wear damage resulting from sliding impact kinematics in pressurized high temperature water.bec@ec-lyon.fr Abstract Specific wear of Rod Cluster Control Assemblies (RCCA) in Pressurized Water nuclear Reactors (PWR) results from contacts with their guides due to flow induced vibration. Particular sliding impact contact

  4. International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 The Kinematic Potential of Modern Tracking Total Stations

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    1st International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance 2008 1 The Kinematic Potential of Modern systems allow for new areas of use in geodetic metrology. According to the task requirements, geodetic) are still used for precise real-time 3D trajectories. Nowadays, modern instruments allow movements of a few

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

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    Hagberg, Aric

    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

  6. 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

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

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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    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

  8. Kinematic wave model for transient bed profiles in alluvial channels under nonequilibrium conditions

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    Tayfur, Gokmen; Singh, Vijay P.

    2007-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    morphology can take place over a relatively short period of time. Therefore the study and prediction of these changes are important for sustainable development and use of river water. This study hence developed a mathematical model based on the kinematic wave...

  9. 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

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  11. Learning Kinematics from Direct Self-Observation using Nearest-Neighbor

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    Cremers, Daniel

    , 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

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

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    Marco Chiodaroli; Qingjun Jin; Radu Roiban

    2014-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Todorov, Emanuel

    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

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

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    Husson, Laurent

    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

  15. On Einstein-Cartan Theory: I. Kinematical description

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    Marián Pilc

    2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. On Einstein-Cartan Theory: I. Kinematical description

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    Pilc, Marián

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Kinematic Study of the Blazar S5 0716+714

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    U. Bach; T. P. Krichbaum; E. Ros; S. Britzen; W. W. Tian; A. Kraus; A. Witzel; J. A. Zensus

    2005-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a multi-frequency study of the structural evolution of the VLBI jet in the BL Lac object 0716+714 over the last 10 years. We show VLBI images obtained at 5 GHz, 8.4 GHz, 15 GHz and 22 GHz. The milliarcsecond source structure is best described by a one-sided core-dominated jet of ~10 mas length. Embedded jet components move superluminally with speeds ranging from 5 c to 16 c (assuming z=0.3). Such fast superluminal motion is not typical for BL Lac objects, however it is still in the range of jet speeds typically observed in quasars (10 c to 20 c). In 0716+714, younger components, that were ejected more recently, seem to move systematically slower than the older components. This and a systematic position angle variation of the inner (1 mas) portion of the VLBI jet, suggests an at least partly geometric origin of the observed velocity variations. The observed rapid motion and the derived Lorentz factors are discussed with regard to the rapid Intra-Day Variability (IDV) and the gamma-ray observations, from which very high Doppler factors are inferred.

  18. 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

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

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    Temmer Manuela

    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

  20. Analysis of the structural parameters that influence gas production from the Devonian shale. Annual progress report, 1979-1980. Volume II. Data repository and reports published during fiscal year 1979-1980: regional structure, surface structure, surface fractures, hydrology

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    Negus-De Wys, J.; Dixon, J. M.; Evans, M. A.; Lee, K. D.; Ruotsala, J. E.; Wilson, T. H.; Williams, R. T.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This volume comprises appendices giving regional structure data, surface structure data, surface fracture data, and hydrology data. The fracture data covers oriented Devonian shale cores from West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. The subsurface structure of the Eastern Kentucky gas field is also covered. (DLC)

  1. X-RAY EJECTA KINEMATICS OF THE GALACTIC CORE-COLLAPSE SUPERNOVA REMNANT G292.0+1.8

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    Bhalerao, Jayant

    We report on the results from the analysis of our 114 ks Chandra High Energy Transmision Grating Spectrometer observation of the Galactic core-collapse supernova remnant G292.0+1.8. To probe the three-dimensional structure ...

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

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    Miller, Ari Parsons

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. 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

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

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    Fucinaro, Kaity

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    %,&"(3!(+!*$%!+(77(8"39!*$%&"&:!!!!!!!!!!!!;&&%&&"39!3!?"*,(!@&"39!A35%7(4%!B(,).7"C%6!-"3%).*"2&!.36!D,"32"4.7!'()4(3%3*!;3.7/&"&!!!!!!!!!!!!!EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!F,G!H(,"3!I.7%*&J/!!!!!!!!F.*%!;44,(5%6:!B(5%)=%,!KLM!NOKN!!!!! ! """! !"#$%&'()*+,)%-.!>*!8(176!3(*!$.5%!=%%3!4...&(3!.36!T($3&(3!'()4.3/M!+(,!+136"39!*$"&!,%&%.,2$G!!• #(!*$%!)%)=%,&!(+!*$%!AP4%,")%3*.7!T("3*!U"()%2$.3"2&!V%&%.,2$!H.=(,.*(,/:!;6.)!'/,M!I.,J!-()(&.M!<.)"!<$.7$(1=M!H.1,%3!0%,,"&M!-,"&*.!<.32$%C!.36!H"36.!F%33/G!#$%/!$.5%!$%74%6!)%!*(!*$"3J!=%/(36!)/!(83...

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

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

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. 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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    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

    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.

  7. On the fragility of nuclear stellar discs against galaxy mergers: surviving photometric and kinematic signatures of nuclear discs

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    Sarzi, M; Dotti, M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nuclear stellar discs (NSDs) can help to constrain the assembly history of their host galaxies, as long as we can assume them to be fragile structures that are disrupted during merger events. In this work we investigate the fragility of NSDs by means of N-body simulations reproducing the last phases of a galaxy encounter, when the nuclear regions of the two galaxies merge. For this, we exposed a NSD set in the gravitational potential of the bulge and supermassive black hole of a primary galaxy to the impact of the supermassive black hole from a secondary galaxy. We explored merger events of different mass ratios, from major mergers with a 1:1 mass ratio to intermediate and minor interactions with 1:5 and 1:10 ratios, while considering various impact geometries. We analyse the end results of such mergers from different viewing angles and looked for possible photometric and kinematic signatures of the presence of a disc in the remnant surface density and velocity maps, while adopting detection limits from real ...

  8. HH 666: Different kinematics from H{\\alpha} and [Fe II] emission provide a missing link between jets and outflows

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    Reiter, Megan; Kiminki, Megan M; Bally, John

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HH 666 is an externally irradiated protostellar outflow in the Carina Nebula for which we present new near-IR [Fe II] spectra obtained with the FIRE spectrograph at Magellan Observatory. Earlier H{\\alpha} and near-IR [Fe II] imaging revealed that the two emission lines trace substantially different morphologies in the inner ~40" of the outflow. H{\\alpha} traces a broad cocoon that surrounds the collimated [Fe II] jet that extends throughout the parent dust pillar. New spectra show that this discrepancy extends to their kinematics. Near-IR [Fe II] emission traces steady, fast velocities of +/- 200 km/s from the eastern and western limbs of the jet. We compare this to a previously published H{\\alpha} spectrum that reveals a Hubble-flow velocity structure near the jet-driving source. New, second-epoch HST/ACS H{\\alpha} images reveal the lateral spreading of the H{\\alpha} outflow lobe away from the jet axis. H{\\alpha} proper motions also indicate a sudden increase in the mass-loss rate ~1000 yr ago, while steady ...

  9. Internal Kinematics of Galaxies at z=0.25-0.45

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    Luc Simard; Christopher J. Pritchet

    1996-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Spell, Charles Anthony

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  11. Oromotor Kinematics of Speech In Children and the Effect of an External Rhythmic Auditory Stimulus

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    LaGasse, Ashley Blythe

    2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    i OROMOTOR KINEMATICS OF SPECH IN CHILDREN AND THE EFECT OF AN EXTERNAL RHYTHMIC AUDITORY STIMULUS BY Copyright 2009 Ashley Blythe LaGase M.., Colorado State University, 2004 B.., The University of Kansas, 2001 Submited...) Chairperson Commite Members: Date Defended: April 10, 2009 ii The Disertation Commite for Ashley Blythe LaGase certifies that this is the approved version of the following disertation: OROMOTOR...

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

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    Shalhoub, Sami

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Kumar, Nishant

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  14. Laboratory Study Investigating the Three-dimensional Turbulence and Kinematic Properties Associated with a Breaking Solitary Wave

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    Swigler, David Townley

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A laboratory experiment was performed to investigate the three-dimensional turbulence and kinematic properties that develop due to a breaking solitary and an irregular shallow water bathymetry. A large basin equipped with a piston-type wavemaker...

  15. Kinematics of Electrons in The Volume of a Planar Vacuum Diode in Regime of Saturation. Parameters of Hysteresis

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    Dimitar G. Stoyanov

    2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The kinematics laws of electrons motion in the volume of a planar vacuum diode running in regime of current saturation are used. The characteristics of diode hysteresis in the conditions of S-figurative instability are got and analyzed.

  16. Deformation Analysis of Sand Specimens using 3D Digital Image Correlation for the Calibration of an Elasto-Plastic Model

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    Song, Ahran

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    and softening laws. In addition, a two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model was built to simulate the actual experimental conditions, including both the global and local kinematics effects captured by 3D digital image correlation analysis...

  17. Structural analysis of flexible proteins in solution by Small Angle X-ray Scattering combined with crystallography

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    Tsutakawa, Susan E.; Hura, Greg L.; Frankel, Ken A.; Cooper, Priscilla K.; Tainer, John A.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and V.N. Uversky, 2005. Flexible nets - The roles ofand T. Ellenberger, 2006. A flexible interface between DNAStructural analysis of flexible proteins in solution by

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

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    Jin, Sun Mi

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    -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...

  19. Ultra-fast Imaging of Two-Phase Flow in Structured Monolith Reactors; Techniques and Data Analysis

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    Heras, Jonathan Jaime

    This thesis will address the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to probe the “monolith reactor”, which consists of a structured catalyst over which reactions may occur. This reactor has emerged...

  20. Probabilistic analysis of air void structure and its relationship to permeability and moisture damage of hot mix asphalt

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    Castelblanco Torres, Adhara

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    of the studies primarily focused on relating permeability to the average percent air voids in the mix. Such relationships cannot predict permeability accurately due to the different distributions of air void structures at a given average percent of air voids...