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  1. This report is mandatory under Public Law 93 275

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices Global Crude Oil PricesRegular gasolineJuly 15,Number:

  2. This report is mandatory under Public Law 93 275

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices Global Crude Oil PricesRegular gasolineJuly

  3. This report is mandatory under the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275)

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices Global Crude Oil PricesRegular gasolineJuly63A (2010)

  4. This report is mandatory under the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275)

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices Global Crude Oil PricesRegular gasolineJuly63A

  5. This report is mandatory under the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275)

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices Global Crude Oil PricesRegular gasolineJuly63A902

  6. Informal Care and Private Law: Governance or a Failure Thereof?

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    Sloan, Brian

    2015-01-01

    and Support Bill: Report (London: Stationery Offi ce, 2013) at para 41, online: United Kingdom Parliament . 8. Brian Sloan, Informal Carers and Private Law (Oxford: Hart... ) [Fineman, Th e Autonomy Myth]. See also e.g. Jonathan Herring, Caring and the Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013) [Herring, Caring and the Law]. 11. See generally Commission on Funding of Care and Support, supra note 4. C.f. the duty contained in Care...

  7. Heart Failure Cardiovascular Features of Heart Failure

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    Morrell, Christopher H.

    Heart Failure Cardiovascular Features of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Versus of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) that differ from those in individuals failure. Background Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction often develops in HLVH patients

  8. MARS OBSERVER Mission Failure

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    Rhoads, James

    of Mars Observer Mission Failure.. ................... D-12 a. Most Probable Cause: Leakage of NT0 Through Check Valves .................................................................. D-14 b. Potential Cause: Pressure Regulator Failure....................... D-28 c. Potential Cause: Failure of a Pyro Valve Charge

  9. CRITICALITY IN A CASCADING FAILURE BLACKOUT MODEL Dusko P. Nedic

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    n i f i - cant risk of large blackouts. Keywords: reliability, security, risk, power law 1, for all these types of interac- tion, the risk of cascading failure generally becomes more severe increases? Previous work suggests that a cascading failure does not gradually and uniformly be- come more

  10. Failure mechanisms in MEMS.

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen

    2003-07-01

    MEMS components by their very nature have different and unique failure mechanisms than their macroscopic counterparts. This paper discusses failure mechanisms observed in various MEMS components and technologies. MEMS devices fabricated using bulk and surface micromachining process technologies are emphasized. MEMS devices offer uniqueness in their application, fabrication, and functionality. Their uniqueness creates various failure mechanisms not typically found in their bulk or IC counterparts. In ICs, electrical precautions are taken to mitigate failure. In MEMS, both electrical and mechanical precautions must be enacted to reduce the risk of failure and increased reliability. Unlike ICs, many MEMS components are designed to interact with their environment, making the fabrication, testing, and packaging processes critical for the success of the device.

  11. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer: Patent Failure

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    Landweber, Laura

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE: James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer: Patent Failure is published by Princeton is the United States; the property is U.S. Patent No. 4,528,643, granted in 1985; the owner who initiated ure of patent-related institutions and patent law generally to get the details right.This widespread

  12. Weld failure detection

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    Pennell, William E. (Unity Township, Westmoreland County, PA); Sutton, Jr., Harry G. (Mt. Lebanon, PA)

    1981-01-01

    Method and apparatus for detecting failure in a welded connection, particrly applicable to not readily accessible welds such as those joining components within the reactor vessel of a nuclear reactor system. A preselected tag gas is sealed within a chamber which extends through selected portions of the base metal and weld deposit. In the event of a failure, such as development of a crack extending from the chamber to an outer surface, the tag gas is released. The environment about the welded area is directed to an analyzer which, in the event of presence of the tag gas, evidences the failure. A trigger gas can be included with the tag gas to actuate the analyzer.

  13. “Playboy Bunny” Sign of Congestive Heart Failure

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    Hokama, Akira; Arakaki, Shingo; Shibata, Daisuke; Maeshiro, Tatsuji; Kinjo, Fukunori; Fujita, Jiro

    2011-01-01

    Bunny’’ Sign of Congestive Heart Failure Akira Hokama, MD*to evaluate congestive heart failure. We highlight ‘‘Playboycaused by congestive heart failure. [West J Emerg Med. 2011;

  14. Combination stem cell therapy for heart failure

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    2010-01-01

    to further analyze his heart failure. Com- plete bloodA: Inflammatory markers in stable heart failure and theirof improvement and readmission in heart failure. Eur J Heart

  15. LEWIS SPACECRAFT MISSION FAILURE INVESTIGATION BOARD

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    Rhoads, James

    LEWIS SPACECRAFT MISSION FAILURE INVESTIGATION BOARD FINAL REPORT 12 February 1998 #12;II #12;III LEWIS SPACECRAFT MISSION FAILURE INVESTIGATION BOARD REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS TOPIC PAGE EXECUTIVE Spacecraft Flight Operations and Failure Anomaly Timeline FACTORS DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTING TO FAILURE

  16. Chinese Business Law Postgraduate

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    Einmahl, Uwe

    · Contracts for supply and use of electricity, water, gas or heating · Contracts for donation · Contracts for construction projects · Contracts for transportation · Contracts for technology · Contracts for storage · Financial law · Foreign exchange regulation · Government procurement law · Price fixing regulations Courses

  17. SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS: STATUS AND CHALLENGES San Diego, California, USA 14 ­ 15 June 2011 The First Law of energy conservation was even known (Joule 1843) and long before Thermodynamic concepts were, including this one. The Laws of Thermodynamics have much wider, including philosophical significance

  18. Author's personal copy Cohesive tractioneseparation laws for tearing of ductile metal plates

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    Hutchinson, John W.

    to resolve details of the fracture process. For tough ductile structural alloys, meshes that are fine fracture Ductile plates a b s t r a c t The failure process ahead of a mode I crack advancing in a ductile of failure details using the Gurson constitutive law based on the micromechanics of the ductile fracture

  19. The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.4 The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims (Fall 2008) Units: 3 CCN (2, The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation (2d ed. 2005) Syllabus Class 1 ­ August 19 Claims on Federal Law: 1. Miller & Johnston The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation 2. Ch. III, Intro

  20. Brittle failure kinetics model for concrete

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    Silling, S.A.

    1997-03-01

    A new constitutive model is proposed for the modeling of penetration and large stress waves in concrete. Rate effects are incorporated explicitly into the damage evolution law, hence the term brittle failure kinetics. The damage variable parameterizes a family of Mohr-Coulomb strength curves. The model, which has been implemented in the CTH code, has been shown to reproduce some distinctive phenomena that occur in penetration of concrete targets. Among these are the sharp spike in deceleration of a rigid penetrator immediately after impact. Another is the size scale effect, which leads to a nonlinear scaling of penetration depth with penetrator size. This paper discusses the theory of the model and some results of an extensive validation effort.

  1. Water, law, science

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    Narasimhan, T.N.

    2007-10-17

    In a world with water resources severely impacted bytechnology, science must actively contribute to water law. To this end,this paper is an earth scientist s attempt to comprehend essentialelements of water law, and to examine their connections to science.Science and law share a common logical framework of starting with apriori prescribed tenets, and drawing consistent inferences. In science,observationally established physical laws constitute the tenets, while inlaw, they stem from social values. The foundations of modern water law inEurope and the New World were formulated nearly two thousand years ago byRoman jurists who were inspired by Greek philosophy of reason.Recognizing that vital natural elements such as water, air, and the seawere governed by immutable natural laws, they reasoned that theseelements belonged to all humans, and therefore cannot be owned as privateproperty. Legally, such public property was to be governed by jusgentium, the law of all people or the law of all nations. In contrast,jus civile or civil law governed private property. Remarkably, jusgentium continues to be relevant in our contemporary society in whichscience plays a pivotal role in exploiting vital resources common to all.This paper examines the historical roots of modern water law, followstheir evolution through the centuries, and examines how the spirit ofscience inherent in jus gentium is profoundly influencing evolving waterand environmental laws in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. In atechnological world, scientific knowledge has to lie at the core of waterlaw. Yet, science cannot formulate law. It is hoped that a philosophicalunderstanding of the relationships between science and law willcontribute to their constructively coming together in the service ofsociety.

  2. Zipf's law, power laws, and maximum entropy

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    Visser, Matt

    2012-01-01

    Zipf's law, and power laws in general, have attracted and continue to attract considerable attention in a wide variety of disciplines - from astronomy to demographics to economics to linguistics to zoology, and even warfare. A recent model of random group formation [RGF] attempts a general explanation of such phenomena based on Jaynes' notion of maximum entropy applied to a particular choice of cost function. In the present article I argue that the cost function used in the RGF model is in fact unnecessarily complicated, and that power laws can be obtained in a much simpler way by applying maximum entropy ideas directly to the Shannon entropy subject only to a single constraint: that the average of the logarithm of the observable quantity is specified.

  3. Failure Inferencing based Fast Rerouting for Handling Transient Link and Node Failures

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    Nelakuditi, Srihari

    generation, propagation, and processing mechanisms. MPLS based approaches [5] handle transient failures1 Failure Inferencing based Fast Rerouting for Handling Transient Link and Node Failures Zifei network with high service availability. Unfortunately, in today's Internet, transient failures occur

  4. College of Law LLM in Oil and Gas Law

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    College of Law LLM in Oil and Gas Law New LLM in Oil and Gas Law launched to complement our other internationally acclaimed LLM degrees NEW Holman Fenwick Willan is proud to sponsor the LLM Prize in Oil and Gas impressive range of courses on maritime and commercial law, the new LLM in Oil and Gas Law will allow

  5. Autonomous thruster failure recovery for underactuated spacecraft

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    Pong, Christopher Masaru

    2010-01-01

    Thruster failures historically account for a large percentage of failures that have occurred on orbit. Therefore, autonomous thruster failure detection, isolation, and recovery (FDIR) is an essential component to any robust ...

  6. Modeling Different Failure Mechanisms in Metals 

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    Zhang, Liang

    2012-02-14

    Material failure plays an important role in human life. By investigating the failure mechanisms, people can more precisely predict the failure conditions to develop new products, to enhance product performances, and most ...

  7. An Estimator of Propagation of Cascading Failure

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    Dobson, Ian; Wierzbicki, Kevin; Carreras, Benjamin A; Lynch, Vickie E; Newman, David E

    2006-01-01

    The authors suggest a statistical estimator to measure the extent to which failures propagate in cascading failures such as large blackouts.

  8. Failure analysis issues in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS...

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    Conference: Failure analysis issues in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Failure analysis issues in microelectromechanical systems...

  9. Reviving Telecommunications Surveillance Law

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    Schwartz, Paul M.

    2008-01-01

    attorney general to report to Congress). File: 12 Schwartzin obtaining the official reports to Congress for 1999–2003Chicago Law Review reports to Congress on the FBI’s use of

  10. Teaching Prison Law

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    Dolovich, Sharon

    2012-01-01

    locked away. Making prison law a standard curricular4,299,000 living former prisoners. A total of 5,618,000 U.S.Dependence, State and Federal Prisoners 2004, at 6 (Bureau

  11. Matching Law Visualization Tool

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    Reed, Derek D.

    2015-05-15

    , the matching law remains an elusive principle to students of behavior analysis lacking requisite training in quantitative analyses. This simulation tool is intended to visually describe how manipulations of the parameters of the quantitative models modulate...

  12. Technetium Retention During LAW Vitrification

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    solubility in LAW glass is not limiting * Facilities vitrifying commercial HLW from reprocessing incorporate Tc in glass at much higher levels (>1000X WTP LAW) * Tc volatility...

  13. Quasi-static and Quasi-dynamic Modeling of Earthquake Failure at Intermediate Scales

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    Ben-Zion, Yehuda

    Quasi-static and Quasi-dynamic Modeling of Earthquake Failure at Intermediate Scales GERT ZO¨ LLER1 of the regions around the fault, static/ kinetic friction laws with possible gradual healing, and stress transfer based on the solution of CHINNERY (1963) for static dislocations in an elastic half-space. As a new

  14. Analysis of major failures in Europe's power grid

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    Rosas-Casals, Martí

    2009-01-01

    Power grids are prone to failure. Time series of reliability measures such as total power loss or energy not supplied can give significant account of the underlying dynamical behavior of these systems, specially when the resulting probability distributions present remarkable features such as an algebraic tail, for example. In this paper, seven years (from 2002 to 2008) of Europe's transport of electricity network failure events have been analyzed and the best fit for this empirical data probability distribution is presented. With the actual span of available data and although there exists a moderate support for the power law model, the relatively small amount of events contained in the function's tail suggests that other causal factors might be significantly ruling the system's dynamics.

  15. A network approach for power grid robustness against cascading failures

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    Wang, Xiangrong; Kooij, Robert E; Van Mieghem, Piet

    2015-01-01

    Cascading failures are one of the main reasons for blackouts in electrical power grids. Stable power supply requires a robust design of the power grid topology. Currently, the impact of the grid structure on the grid robustness is mainly assessed by purely topological metrics, that fail to capture the fundamental properties of the electrical power grids such as power flow allocation according to Kirchhoff's laws. This paper deploys the effective graph resistance as a metric to relate the topology of a grid to its robustness against cascading failures. Specifically, the effective graph resistance is deployed as a metric for network expansions (by means of transmission line additions) of an existing power grid. Four strategies based on network properties are investigated to optimize the effective graph resistance, accordingly to improve the robustness, of a given power grid at a low computational complexity. Experimental results suggest the existence of Braess's paradox in power grids: bringing an additional li...

  16. The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.4 The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims (Fall 2006) Units: 3 CCN (2 of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation (2d ed. 2005) Syllabus Class 1 ­ August 22 Claims Based on Common: 1. Miller & Johnston The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation 2. Ch. III, Intro to RCRA

  17. First Law of Thermodynamics First Law of Thermodynamics

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    Winokur, Michael

    First Law of Thermodynamics First Law of Thermodynamics Eth =W +Q Thermal energy Eth : Microscopic. #12;First Law of Thermodynamics Work W done on a gas is (area under the pV curve) W = - pdV = Vi Vf - tools First Law of Thermodynamics An adiabatic process is one for which Q = 0. Fast process but still

  18. A simple approach to modeling ductile failure.

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    Wellman, Gerald William

    2012-06-01

    Sandia National Laboratories has the need to predict the behavior of structures after the occurrence of an initial failure. In some cases determining the extent of failure, beyond initiation, is required, while in a few cases the initial failure is a design feature used to tailor the subsequent load paths. In either case, the ability to numerically simulate the initiation and propagation of failures is a highly desired capability. This document describes one approach to the simulation of failure initiation and propagation.

  19. Osage oil: Mineral law, murder, mayhem, and manipulation

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    Strickland, R.

    1995-12-31

    The greatest of the 20th century Osage chiefs, Fred Lookout, feared what the rich oil bonanza under tribal lands would do to his people. He forsaw that oil wealth could turn into a curse as well as a blessing, and it was both. The story of Osage oil is a case history in the failure of law, the failure of Indian policy and the struggle for survival of the indomitable spirit of a great Native people force to deal with both the curse and the blessing of black gold. This article examines law and policy as seen in Osage oil regulation, outlining the legal controls of the land and mineral regulatory system and briefly exploring the breakdowns of the system.

  20. Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis

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    New South Wales, University of

    concepts: Griffith criterion, K=Ya, K=KIC, ductile and brittle fracture, cyclic fatigue, environmentally, yield criteria. 4 Elastic-Plastic Analysis 5 Fracture toughness testing 6 Crack Growth Resistance - RMATS4004 Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis Course Outline Session 1, 2015 School of Materials

  1. Failure of Tapo Canyon Tailings Dam

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    Harder, Leslie F Jr; Stewart, Jonathan P

    1996-01-01

    failures of Chilean tailings dams." J. Soil Mech. and Found.earthquake failure of a tailings dam due to liquefaction offailure of the Tapo Canyon tailings dam was one of the most

  2. Individual Reactions to Failure in Virtual Teams 

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    Diaz, Ismael

    2012-02-14

    This project examines the relationship between team identification and collaboration configuration and how they affect attributions to failure. In a sample of 110 participants, we examined reactions to failure. We manipulated perceptions...

  3. SYNTHETIC SLING FAILURE - EVALUATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

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    MACKEY TC; HENDERSON CS

    2009-10-26

    The information and evaluations provided in this report were compiled to address the recurring problem of synthetic sling failure. As safety is the number one priority in all work aspects, a solution must be devised to prevent accidents from occurring. A total of thirteen cases regarding synthetic sling failure were evaluated in order to determine their causes, effects, and preventative measures. From the collected data, it was found that all cases in which the synthetic sling contacted the edge of its load resulted in sling failure. It is required that adequate synthetic sling protection devices be used to protect slings in any lift where the sling comes in direct contact with the edge or corner of its load. However, there are no consensus codes or standards stating the type, material, or purpose of the type of protective device used to protect the sling from being cut. Numerous industry standards and codes provide vague descriptions on how to protect synthetic slings. Without a clear, concise statement of how to protect synthetic slings, it is common for inadequate materials and sling protection devices to be used in an attempt to meet the intent of these requirements. The use of an inadequate sling protection device is the main cause of synthetic sling failure in all researched cases. Commercial sling protection devices come in many shapes and sizes, and have a variety of names, as well as advertised uses. 'Abrasion pads' and 'wear protectors' are two different names for products with the same intended purpose. There is no distinguishable way to determine the extent of sling protection which these devices will provide, or what specific scenarios they are made for. This creates room for error in a field where error is unacceptable. This report provides a recommended action for hoisting and rigging activities which require synthetic slings to contact a load, as well as recommended changes to industry standards which will benefit overall industry safety.

  4. Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) failure...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Conference: Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) failure analysis. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)...

  5. Winning the fight against boiler tube failure

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    Cohen, J.; Dooley, B.

    1986-12-01

    Eliminating boiler tube failures could be worth $5 billion a year to the electric power industry. The causes and cures for the great majority of these ubiquitous failures are now known, with implications for change ranging from senior management to the maintenance crew. Methods for preventing boiler tube failure are discussed.

  6. Say's Law and modern macroeconomics 

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    Van Allen, Laurel Cameron

    2013-02-22

    Many economists have debated the interpretation of what is known as "Say's Law of markets"; it has been the subject of controversy for two centuries. Jean Baptiste Say describes Say's Law by noting that the "success of ...

  7. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/( Examination sheet Form No (16/C) :PART 1( : . . . , , . #12; Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/( Examination sheet Form No (16/C) :PART 1

  8. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/( Examination sheet Form No (16/C) :PART 1, , , , , , , ) ( . #12; Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/( Examination sheet Form No (16/C) :PART 1

  9. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of Law Foreign Students Handbook 2005/2006 #12;The Faculty of Law Philadelphia University CONTENT Preface 2 Philadelphia University in a glimpse 3 Mission of Philadelphia The Moralistic standards of student of law 46 Epilogue 50 University calender 51 1 www.philadelphia.edu.jo - www.philadelphia

  10. Philadelphia University Faculty of law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of law Department of -------------- ---------- semester, 2007: Academic Staff Specifics E-mail Address Office Hours Office Number and Location RankName S.dayyat@philadelphia Courts and relevant lawsuits Guide for Faculty of Law Students Faculty of Law/ Philadelphia University

  11. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )17/( External Examiner Report Form No (17/A) :PART and relevant committees 2- . www. Philadelphia.edu.jo/asp.law 2- if the external on the following address. www. Philadelphia.edu.jo/asp.law 3- : G_sabbarini@philadelphia

  12. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/ Examination Paper Form No (16/C) :PART 1 : -A. - . - . - . - . - . : - . - . - . - . - . - . . #12; Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/ Examination Paper Form No (16/C) :PART 1 : -A. - . - . - . - . - . : - . - . - . - . - . - . . #12; Philadelphia University Faculty of Law )16/ Examination Paper Form No (16/C) :PART 1 -A

  13. Synergistic failure of BWR internals

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    A. G. Ware; T. Y. Chang

    1999-10-25

    Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) core shrouds and other reactor internals important to safety are experiencing intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has followed the problem, and as part of its investigations, contracted with the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory to conduct a risk assessment. The overall project objective is to assess the potential consequences and risks associated with the failure of IGSCC-susceptible BWR vessel internals, with specific consideration given to potential cascading and common mode effects. An initial phase has been completed in which background material was gathered and evaluated, and potential accident sequences were identified. A second phase is underway to perform a simplified, quantitative probabilistic risk assessment on a representative high-power BWR/4. Results of the initial study conducted on the jet pumps show that any cascading failures would not result in a significant increase in the core damage frequency. The methodology is currently being extended to other major reactor internals components.

  14. Synergistic Failure of BWR Internals

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    Ware, Arthur Gates; Chang, T-Y

    1999-10-01

    Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) core shrouds and other reactor internals important to safety are experiencing intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has followed the problem, and as part of its investigations, contracted with the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory to conduct a risk assessment. The overall project objective is to assess the potential consequences and risks associated with the failure of IGSCC-susceptible BWR vessel internals, with specific consideration given to potential cascading and common mode effects. An initial phase has been completed in which background material was gathered and evaluated, and potential accident sequences were identified. A second phase is underway to perform a simplified, quantitative probabilistic risk assessment on a representative high-power BWR/4. Results of the initial study conducted on the jet pumps show that any cascading failures would not result in a significant increase in the core damage frequency. The methodology is currently being extended to other major reactor internals components.

  15. Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law

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    Minnesota, University of

    Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law Frank Douma Center" Six Policies Strongly Supported By Research · Primary seat belt laws · SobrietyMcal Insights of Portland, Maine #12;Primary Seat Belt Laws "Allowing law

  16. Failure analysis issues in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

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    Walraven, Jeremy Allen

    2005-07-01

    Failure analysis and device characterization of MEMS components are critical steps in understanding the root causes of failure and improving device performance. At the wafer and die level these tasks can be performed with little or no sample preparation. Larger challenges occur after fabrication when the device is packaged, capped, sealed, or otherwise obstructed from view. The challenges and issues of MEMS failure analysis lie in identifying the root cause of failure for these packaged, capped, and sealed devices without perturbing the device or its immediate environment. Novel methods of gaining access to the device or preparing the device for analysis are crucial to accurately determining the root cause of failure. This paper will discuss issues identified in performing root cause failure analysis of packaged MEMS devices, as well as the methods employed to analyze them.

  17. A review of macroscopic ductile failure criteria.

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    Corona, Edmundo; Reedlunn, Benjamin

    2013-09-01

    The objective of this work was to describe several of the ductile failure criteria com- monly used to solve practical problems. The following failure models were considered: equivalent plastic strain, equivalent plastic strain in tension, maximum shear, Mohr- Coulomb, Wellman's tearing parameter, Johnson-Cook and BCJ MEM. The document presents the main characteristics of each failure model as well as sample failure predic- tions for simple proportional loading stress histories in three dimensions and in plane stress. Plasticity calculations prior to failure were conducted with a simple, linear hardening, J2 plasticity model. The resulting failure envelopes were plotted in prin- cipal stress space and plastic strain space, where the dependence on stress triaxiality and Lode angle are clearly visible. This information may help analysts select a ductile fracture model for a practical problem and help interpret analysis results.

  18. Term statistics Zipf's law text statistics

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    Lu, Jianguo

    Term statistics Zipf's law text statistics October 20, 2014 text statistics 1 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Overview 1 Term statistics 2 Zipf's law text statistics 2 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Outline 1 Term statistics 2 Zipf's law text statistics 3 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Model

  19. Failure modes in surface micromachined microelectromechanical actuators

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    Miller, S.L.; Rodgers, M.S.; LaVigne, G.; Sniegowski, J.J.; Clews, P.; Tanner, D.M.; Peterson, K.A.

    1998-03-01

    In order for the rapidly emerging field of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) to meet its extraordinary expectations regarding commercial impact, issues pertaining to how they fail must be understood. The authors identify failure modes common to a broad range of MEMS actuators, including adhesion (stiction) and friction induced failures caused by improper operational methods, mechanical instabilities, and electrical instabilities. Demonstrated methods to mitigate these failure modes include implementing optimized designs, model based operational methods, and chemical surface treatments.

  20. Addressing Failures in Exascale Computing

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    Snir, Marc [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Wisniewski, Robert [Intel Corporation] [Intel Corporation; Abraham, Jacob [unknown] [unknown; Adve, Sarita [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign] [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Bagchi, Saurabh [Purdue University] [Purdue University; Balaji, Pavan [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Belak, J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Bose, Pradip [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center] [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center; Cappello, Franck [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Carlson, Bill [unknown] [unknown; Chien, Andrew [University of Chicago] [University of Chicago; Coteus, Paul [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center] [IBM T. J. Watson Research Center; DeBardeleben, Nathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Diniz, Pedro [University of Southern California] [University of Southern California; Engelmann, Christian [ORNL] [ORNL; Erez, Mattan [University of Texas at Austin] [University of Texas at Austin; Fazzari, Saverio [Booz Allen Hamilton] [Booz Allen Hamilton; Geist, Al [ORNL] [ORNL; Gupta, Rinku [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Johnson, Fred [Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Oak Ridge, TN] [Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Oak Ridge, TN; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Leyffer, Sven [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Liberty, Dean [AMD] [AMD; Mitra, Subhasish [Stanford University] [Stanford University; Munson, Todd [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)] [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Schreiber, Rob [HP Labs] [HP Labs; Stearley, Jon [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)] [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Van Hensbergen, Eric [ARM] [ARM

    2014-01-01

    We present here a report produced by a workshop on Addressing failures in exascale computing' held in Park City, Utah, 4-11 August 2012. The charter of this workshop was to establish a common taxonomy about resilience across all the levels in a computing system, discuss existing knowledge on resilience across the various hardware and software layers of an exascale system, and build on those results, examining potential solutions from both a hardware and software perspective and focusing on a combined approach. The workshop brought together participants with expertise in applications, system software, and hardware; they came from industry, government, and academia, and their interests ranged from theory to implementation. The combination allowed broad and comprehensive discussions and led to this document, which summarizes and builds on those discussions.

  1. Addressing failures in exascale computing

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    Snir, Marc; Wisniewski, Robert W.; Abraham, Jacob A.; Adve, Sarita; Bagchi, Saurabh; Balaji, Pavan; Belak, Jim; Bose, Pradip; Cappello, Franck; Carlson, William; Chien, Andrew A.; Coteus, Paul; Debardeleben, Nathan A.; Diniz, Pedro; Engelmann, Christian; Erez, Mattan; Saverio, Fazzari; Geist, Al; Gupta, Rinku; Johnson, Fred; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Leyffer, Sven; Liberty, Dean; Mitra, Subhasish; Munson, Todd; Schreiber, Robert; Stearly, Jon; Van Hensbergen, Eric

    2014-05-01

    We present here a report produced by a workshop on “Addressing Failures in Exascale Computing” held in Park City, Utah, August 4–11, 2012. The charter of this workshop was to establish a common taxonomy about resilience across all the levels in a computing system; discuss existing knowledge on resilience across the various hardware and software layers of an exascale system; and build on those results, examining potential solutions from both a hardware and software perspective and focusing on a combined approach. The workshop brought together participants with expertise in applications, system software, and hardware; they came from industry, government, and academia; and their interests ranged from theory to implementation. The combination allowed broad and comprehensive discussions and led to this document, which summarizes and builds on those discussions.

  2. Opportunistically Reconstructing a Network's Failure History /

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    Turner, Daniel Joseph

    2013-01-01

    to identify anomalies in datacenter applications [40]. Theytraffic data from a datacenter network [14]. They use thesethe failures in a datacenter environment. The techniques

  3. Complex systems analysis of series of blackouts: cascading failure, critical points, and self-organization

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    Dobson, Ian [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Carreras, Benjamin A [ORNL; Lynch, Vickie E [ORNL; Newman, David E [University of Alaska

    2007-01-01

    We give an overview of a complex systems approach to large blackouts of electric power transmission systems caused by cascading failure. Instead of looking at the details of particular blackouts, we study the statistics and dynamics of series of blackouts with approximate global models. Blackout data from several countries suggest that the frequency of large blackouts is governed by a power law. The power law makes the risk of large blackouts consequential and is consistent with the power system being a complex system designed and operated near a critical point. Power system overall loading or stress relative to operating limits is a key factor affecting the risk of cascading failure. Power system blackout models and abstract models of cascading failure show critical points with power law behavior as load is increased. To explain why the power system is operated near these critical points and inspired by concepts from self-organized criticality, we suggest that power system operating margins evolve slowly to near a critical point and confirm this idea using a power system model. The slow evolution of the power system is driven by a steady increase in electric loading, economic pressures to maximize the use of the grid, and the engineering responses to blackouts that upgrade the system. Mitigation of blackout risk should account for dynamical effects in complex self-organized critical systems. For example, some methods of suppressing small blackouts could ultimately increase the risk of large blackouts.

  4. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    1 Philadelphia University Faculty of Law PROGRAM HANDBOOK 2004-2005 Philadelphia University Mission Map #12;2 Philadelphia University Mission: Philadelphia University has been established to actively

  5. Philadelphia University Faculty of law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of law Department of -------------- ---------- semester, 2007Name idabbah@philadelphia.edu.jo310 Assistant professor Issa Dabbah Course module description: 5- ( 420151

  6. Philadelphia University Faculty of law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of law Department of -------------- ---------- semester, 2007: Academic Staff Specifics E-mail Address Office Hours Office Number and LocationRankName idabbah@philadelphia

  7. The Second LawThe Second Law of Energy Degradationof Energy Degradation CarnotCarnot

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    The Second LawThe Second Law of Energy Degradationof Energy Degradation CarnotCarnot 18241824 Heatndnd Law Thermo SymposiumLaw Thermo Symposium Univ. of San Diego, June 14Univ. of San Diego, June 14 ··First time on a 2First time on a 2ndnd Law SymposiumLaw Symposium ··The 2The 2ndnd Law is my obsession

  8. Optimal Software Rejuvenation for Tolerating Soft Failures

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    Telek, Miklós

    Optimal Software Rejuvenation for Tolerating Soft Failures Andr'as Pfening a;1 , Sachin Garg b;2 of software ``aging'' has come to light which causes performance of a software to degrade with time. Software of determining the optimal time to rejuvenate a server type software which experiences ``soft failures

  9. Research Report faculty of law

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    Tobar, Michael

    Research student profile | 07 Crime Research Centre | 09 The Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural as contribute to inter-disciplinary projects and debates. The outputs of the Law School's research include entities: the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law, the Consumer Research Unit and the Crime

  10. Water Law in Kansas History

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    Peck, John C.

    1992-01-01

    stream_size 7 stream_content_type text/plain stream_name John C. Peck, Water Law in Kansas History, 61 J. Kan. Bar Assoc. 39 (1992).pdf.txt stream_source_info John C. Peck, Water Law in Kansas History, 61 J. Kan. Bar Assoc. 39 (1992...

  11. 40th Indian Law Conference

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Federal Bar Association is hosting the 40th Annual Indian Law Conference. This two-day conference focuses on the significant changes that have occurred in the relationship between Tribal Nations and the United States in the last four decades. The conference will cover several topics, including climate change, Indian Law, tribal courts, and more.

  12. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

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    1 Philadelphia University Faculty of Law 2004-2005 1. Awarding Institution /Body Philadelphia University 2. Teaching Institution Philadelphia University 3. University Department/Center Faculty of Law 4 Hours System 8. Date of production/revision of this form August 2005 #12;2 Philadelphia University

  13. POSTGRADUATE GUIDE SCHOOL OF LAW

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    Neri, Peter

    POSTGRADUATE GUIDE SCHOOL OF LAW www.abdn.ac.uk/law #12;Set in the heart of Europe's Energy Capital. As Europe's Energy Capital, Aberdeen is a prosperous, attractive and safe city. A commercial centre, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, and combines ancient tradition with the best

  14. Philadelphia University Faculty of law-

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    sources of knowledge to benefit from information 5. enable students to become team players and respond for companies in civil law, and then moves to corporate law to study the sources and characteristics conciliation and its formal and objective terms, and its legal provisions are included in the study Course

  15. The unifying role of dissipative action in the dynamic failure of solids

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    Grady, Dennis

    2015-05-19

    Dissipative action, the product of dissipation energy and transport time, is fundamental to the dynamic failure of solids. Invariance of the dissipative action underlies the fourth-power nature of structured shock waves observed in selected solid metals and compounds. Dynamic failure through shock compaction, tensile spall and adiabatic shear are also governed by a constancy of the dissipative action. This commonality underlying the various modes of dynamic failure is described and leads to deeper insights into failure of solids in the intense shock wave event. These insights are in turn leading to a better understanding of the shock deformation processes underlyingmore »the fourth-power law. Experimental result and material models encompassing the dynamic failure of solids are explored for the purpose of demonstrating commonalities leading to invariance of the dissipation action. As a result, calculations are extended to aluminum and uranium metals with the intent of predicting micro-scale energetics and spatial scales in the structured shock wave.« less

  16. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & LAW PROGRAM SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND LAW MINOR

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    Zallen, Richard

    3 PSCI 3344 Global Environmental Issues AR07 3 UAP 3344 Global Environmental Issues AR07 3 UAP 4344 Law Government & Politics AR03 3 PSCI 1024 Comparative Government

  17. Low-rise shear wall failure modes

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    Farrar, C.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)); Hashimoto, P.S. (EQE Engineering, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA (USA)); Reed, J.W. (Benjamin (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Mountain View, CA (USA))

    1991-01-01

    A summary of the data that are available concerning the structural response of low-rise shear walls is presented. This data will be used to address two failure modes associated with the shear wall structures. First, data concerning the seismic capacity of the shear walls with emphasis on excessive deformations that can cause equipment failure are examined. Second, data concerning the dynamic properties of shear walls (stiffness and damping) that are necessary to compute the seismic inputs to attached equipment are summarized. This case addresses the failure of equipment when the structure remains functional. 23 refs.

  18. Valve system incorporating single failure protection logic

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Ryan, Rodger (San Jose, CA); Timmerman, Walter J. H. (Saratoga, CA)

    1980-01-01

    A valve system incorporating single failure protective logic. The system consists of a valve combination or composite valve which allows actuation or de-actuation of a device such as a hydraulic cylinder or other mechanism, integral with or separate from the valve assembly, by means of three independent input signals combined in a function commonly known as two-out-of-three logic. Using the input signals as independent and redundant actuation/de-actuation signals, a single signal failure, or failure of the corresponding valve or valve set, will neither prevent the desired action, nor cause the undesired action of the mechanism.

  19. ALBERTA LAW REFORM INSTITUTE EDMONTON, ALBERTA

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    ALBERTA LAW REFORM INSTITUTE EDMONTON, ALBERTA CONTRACTS FOR THE SALE AND PURCHASE OF LAND;#12;Table of Contents ALBERTA LAW REFORM INSTITUTE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CHAPTER 2. COMPARISON OF THE PRESENT AND PREVIOUS LAW OF ALBERTA

  20. Improving service availability during link failure transients through alternate routing 

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    Vellanki, Siridhar

    2003-01-01

    A link failure in a network results in interruption of service for many end users. Currently, routers observing a link failure, recompute their routing tables to find new routes around the failure. However, the network ...

  1. Universitat Augsburg Failure-Sensitive Specification

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    techniques like fault tree analysis (FTA) [14], failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), or preliminary as well. In this context we already formalized techniques like FTA [12][4] or FMEA. This paper presents

  2. Impact of Motor Failures on Payback Periods 

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    Cheek, K. F.; Pillay, P.; Dudley, K. J.

    1995-01-01

    This paper uses MotorMaster and Vaughen's Complete Price Guide to determine payback periods for different motor failure scenarios. Some scenarios considered are rewinds, reconditions, and replacement of bearings. Prices for these repairs...

  3. Wind Access and Permitting Law

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The law also defines a limited set of reasonable restrictions that governments and associations are permitted to use in regulating residential wind energy systems. Any limitations put in place may...

  4. Law School Event Composting Guide

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Law School Event Composting Guide HLS SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM JANUARY 2011 Thank you for your interest in event composting! Separating materials for composting is easy, and organic materials comprise a significant portion of event waste. Composting instead

  5. Louisiana Air Control Law (Louisiana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This law states regulations for air quality control and states the powers and duties of the secretary of environmental quality. It provides information about permits and licenses, air quality...

  6. Philadelphia University Faculty of law

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    Philadelphia University Faculty of law Department of -------------- ---------- semester, 2007Lecture Time: Academic Staff Specifics E-mail Address Office Hours Office Number and Location RankName b-tarawneh@philadelphia

  7. Solar Easements & Rights Laws | Department of Energy

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    Access Policy Summary Maryland has a long-standing law protecting the rights of solar energy system owners. The original law prohibited restrictive land use covenants that...

  8. Metallurgical failures in fossil fired boilers

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    French, D.N.

    1993-01-01

    This book provides a comprehensive catalog of the types of metallurgical failures common to boilers. The author uses actual case histories of boiler shutdowns, and documents the full range of causes of boiler tube failure. A blueprint is provided for cutting maintenance costs and upgrading the efficiency and reliability of any power plant operation. Individual chapters are processed separately for inclusion in the appropriate data bases.

  9. Securities Law Issues Relating to Community Solar Projects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The law firm Stoel Rives has analyzed the issues related to Securities Law and Community Solar both in the context of Washington state law and federal law.

  10. Metallurgical failure analysis of a propane tank boiling liquid...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Journal Article: Metallurgical failure analysis of a propane tank boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE). Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Metallurgical failure...

  11. Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate...

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

    Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics Three...

  12. Integrating Electricity Subsector Failure Scenarios into a Risk...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Integrating Electricity Subsector Failure Scenarios into a Risk Assessment Methodology (December 2013) Integrating Electricity Subsector Failure Scenarios into a Risk Assessment...

  13. Parameters affecting the resilience of scale-free networks to random failures.

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    Link, Hamilton E.; LaViolette, Randall A.; Lane, Terran (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Saia, Jared (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

    2005-09-01

    It is commonly believed that scale-free networks are robust to massive numbers of random node deletions. For example, Cohen et al. in (1) study scale-free networks including some which approximate the measured degree distribution of the Internet. Their results suggest that if each node in this network failed independently with probability 0.99, most of the remaining nodes would still be connected in a giant component. In this paper, we show that a large and important subclass of scale-free networks are not robust to massive numbers of random node deletions. In particular, we study scale-free networks which have minimum node degree of 1 and a power-law degree distribution beginning with nodes of degree 1 (power-law networks). We show that, in a power-law network approximating the Internet's reported distribution, when the probability of deletion of each node is 0.5 only about 25% of the surviving nodes in the network remain connected in a giant component, and the giant component does not persist beyond a critical failure rate of 0.9. The new result is partially due to improved analytical accommodation of the large number of degree-0 nodes that result after node deletions. Our results apply to power-law networks with a wide range of power-law exponents, including Internet-like networks. We give both analytical and empirical evidence that such networks are not generally robust to massive random node deletions.

  14. Electric power monthly, May 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-05-01

    This publication presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and Stage agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. Purpose is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. EIA collected the information to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities in Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  15. Electric Power monthly, November 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-11-01

    This publication presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and state agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. Purpose is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  16. School of Law Web Policy Introduction

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    Almor, Amit

    School of Law Web Policy Introduction The University of South Carolina School of Law website of Law web resources. It also protects students, faculty and staff from inappropriate use of School of Law web resources. Also, students, faculty, and staff that create, design, update, and publish

  17. Mining Simulation Metrics for Failure Triage in Regression Testing

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    Veneris, Andreas

    are grouped by applying data-mining clustering algorithms. Fi- nally, the generated failure clustersMining Simulation Metrics for Failure Triage in Regression Testing Zissis Poulos1 , Andreas Veneris of failures can be exposed. These failures need to be properly grouped and distributed among engineers

  18. UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas for electrical shock. NOTIFY University Police. What should I do if I smell natural or propane gas? LEAVE/Repair line, 7-6333, or CALL the Campus University Police or Security at (561) 297-3500 or 911

  19. UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES ELECTRICAL OR PLUMBING FAILURE/FLOODING/WATER LEAK

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES ELECTRICAL OR PLUMBING FAILURE/FLOODING/WATER LEAK NATURAL GAS - F 8a - 5p HBOI@FAU Security (772) 216-1124 Afterhours, Weekends or Holidays What should I do Police 911. · NOTIFY Building Safety personnel when possible. What should I do if I smell natural

  20. UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas or

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas Physical Plant (772) 242-2246 M - F 8a - 5p (954) 762-5040 HBOI@FAU Security (772) 216-1124 Afterhours University Police. NOTIFY Building Safety personnel when possible. What should I do if I smell natural

  1. Can complexity decrease in Congestive Heart failure?

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    Mukherjee, Sayan; Banerjee, Santo; Ariffin, M R K; Rondoni, Lamberto; Bhattacharya, D K

    2015-01-01

    The complexity of a signal can be measured by the Recurrence period density entropy (RPDE) from the reconstructed phase space. We have chosen a window based RPDE method for the classification of signals, as RPDE is an average entropic measure of the whole phase space. We have observed the changes in the complexity in cardiac signals of normal healthy person (NHP) and congestive heart failure patients (CHFP). The results show that the cardiac dynamics of a healthy subject is more complex and random compare to the same for a heart failure patient, whose dynamics is more deterministic. We have constructed a general threshold to distinguish the border line between a healthy and a congestive heart failure dynamics. The results may be useful for wide range for physiological and biomedical analysis.

  2. Can complexity decrease in Congestive Heart failure?

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    Sayan Mukherjee; Sanjay Kumar Palit; Santo Banerjee; M. R. K. Ariffin; Lamberto Rondoni; D. K. Bhattacharya

    2015-08-06

    The complexity of a signal can be measured by the Recurrence period density entropy (RPDE) from the reconstructed phase space. We have chosen a window based RPDE method for the classification of signals, as RPDE is an average entropic measure of the whole phase space. We have observed the changes in the complexity in cardiac signals of normal healthy person (NHP) and congestive heart failure patients (CHFP). The results show that the cardiac dynamics of a healthy subject is more complex and random compare to the same for a heart failure patient, whose dynamics is more deterministic. We have constructed a general threshold to distinguish the border line between a healthy and a congestive heart failure dynamics. The results may be useful for wide range for physiological and biomedical analysis.

  3. Generic failure mechanisms in adhesive bonds

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    Hass, Philipp; Niemz, Peter

    2015-01-01

    The failure of adhesive bondlines has been studied at the microscopic level via tensile tests. Stable crack propagation could be generated by means of samples with improved geometry, which made in-situ observations possible. The interaction of cracks with adhesive bondlines under various angles to the crack propagation was the focus of this study as well as the respective loading situations for the adhesives UF, PUR, and PVAc, which have distinctly different mechanical behaviors. It is shown how adhesive properties influence the occurrence of certain failure mechanisms and determine their appearance and order of magnitude. With the observed failure mechanisms, it becomes possible to predict the propagation path of a crack through the specimen.

  4. Reassessment of the BWR scram failure probability

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Burns, E.T.

    1989-01-01

    As part of the Severe Accident Policy Statement implementation, the probabilistic quantification of accident sequence frequencies that may lead to core damage is a key element in demonstrating a plant's safety status relative to US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff goals. One of the key quantitative inputs in a boiling water reactor (BWR) probabilistic risk assessment is the probability of a failure to scram. The assessment of this failure probability has been the subject of a long and continuing debate over the adequacy of available data and analytic modeling. This report provides a summary of the status of this debate, including the latest data, and provides a revision to the characterization of the failure probability originally published in NUREG 0460 and the Utility Group on Anticipated Transient Without Scram (ATWS) Petition.

  5. Modeling and Automatic Failure Analysis of Safety-Critical Systems Using Extended Safecharts

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    Hsiung, Pao-Ann

    techniques, such as fault tree analysis (FTA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes

  6. New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Guide to New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws #12;ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This publication is an updated Hampshire Cooperative Extension 131 Main Street, Nesmith Hall Durham, New Hampshire 03824 http Hampshire Timberland Owners Association 54 Portsmouth Street Concord, New Hampshire 03301 www.nhtoa.org UNH

  7. Fourier's Law from Closure Equations

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    Jean Bricmont; Antti Kupiainen

    2006-09-01

    We give a rigorous derivation of Fourier's law from a system of closure equations for a nonequilibrium stationary state of a Hamiltonian system of coupled oscillators subjected to heat baths on the boundary. The local heat flux is proportional to the temperature gradient with a temperature dependent heat conductivity and the stationary temperature exhibits a nonlinear profile.

  8. PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty of Law

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    PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty of Law QUALITY MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK #12;Philadelphia institution, Philadelphia University commits itself into being a full partner in the development of the Decapolies on the Kings Road, with deep routes in history, being the link of old civilizations, Philadelphia

  9. Second laws under control restrictions

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    H. Wilming; R. Gallego; J. Eisert

    2015-07-28

    The second law of thermodynamics, formulated as an ultimate bound on the maximum extractable work, has been rigorously derived in multiple scenarios. However, the unavoidable limitations that emerge due to the lack of control on small systems are often disregarded when deriving such bounds, which is specifically important in the context of quantum thermodynamics. Here, we study the maximum extractable work with limited control over the working system and its interaction with the heat bath. We derive a general second law when the set of accessible Hamiltonians of the working-system is arbitrarily restricted. We then apply our bound to particular scenarios that are important in realistic implementations: limitations on the maximum energy gap and local control over many-body systems. We hence demonstrate in what precise way the lack of control affects the second law. In particular, contrary to the unrestricted case, we show that the optimal work extraction is not achieved by simple thermal contacts. Our results do not only generalize the second law to scenarios of practical relevance, but also take first steps in the direction of local thermodynamics.

  10. NO. IRIEV. NC LSG Single Point Failure

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    of high reliability component parts and accepted materials, and by the use of highly reliability design scientific data will be lost (tidal, lunar free oscillation, lunar seismic activity, and the drift 4 DATE 5/18/71 7. Seismic Amplifier and Filter - Failure will result in inability to accept

  11. Survey on Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms in Digital Components and Systems

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    Cetiner, Mustafa Sacit; Korsah, Kofi; Muhlheim, Michael David

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the preliminary results of a survey on the operating experience of a broad range of digital components and systems deployed in various industries. The primary objective of this survey is to identify principal modes and mechanisms of failure in field-deployed digital systems. Earlier works have sought to determine the failure rates of various classes of digital devices with the intent to integrate this information into the risk analysis calculations though still immature for such systems. Failure rates of individual components or systems are not taken into account in this evaluation; only failure modes and their respective probabilistic distribution are considered. Preliminary results from two data sources, SPIDR and FARADIP, are presented.

  12. Module No: 420161Administrative Law 1Module Title: Co-requisite: Administrative Law 2Introduction to LawPre-requisite

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    Module No: 420161Administrative Law 1Module Title: Co-requisite: Administrative Law 2Introduction to LawPre-requisite: Module Type: department requirementModule level: First Year Evening Study-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module

  13. Family Law and the Genomic Revolution

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    Torrance, Andrew W.

    2010-01-01

    , personalized genomics, and gene therapy, coupled with the flux in the law of gene patents (and patents on related inventions), will ensure the substantial transformation of the legal milieu in which parents make reproductive choices. Family law...

  14. Handbook for Incoming Law Exchange Students

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    Gasch, Audrey P.

    Handbook for Incoming Law Exchange Students Prepared by Global Legal Studies Center UW Law School Directors .......................................................................... 5 Selecting courses in conjunction with other material sent to you by the International Academic Programs (IAP) which coordinates

  15. An Economics-Based Second Law Efficiency

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    Mistry, Karan Hemant

    Second Law efficiency is a useful parameter for characterizing the energy requirements of a system in relation to the limits of performance prescribed by the Laws of Thermodynamics. However, since energy costs typically ...

  16. Power Law in Hadron Production

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    Gazdzicki, M; Gazdzicki, Marek; Gorenstein, Mark I.

    2001-01-01

    In high energy p+p interactions the mean multiplicity of neutral mesons (from eta to Upsilon) and the transverse mass spectra of pions (m_T= 1 - 15 GeV/c^2) reveal a remarkable universal behaviour: they follow, over 10 orders of magnitude, the same power law function: C m_(T)^(-P). This scaling is rather similar to that expected in the statistical description of hadron production: the parameter P plays the role of a temperature and the normalisation constant C is analogous to the system volume. The fundamental difference is, however, in the form of the distribution function. In order to reproduce the experimental results and preserve the basic structure of the statistical approach the Boltzmann factor e^(-E^*/T) appearing in standard statistical mechanics has to be substituted by a power law factor (E^*/\\Lambda)^(-P).

  17. Is the statement of Murphy's Law valid?

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    Chatterjee, Atanu

    2015-01-01

    Murphy's Law is $not$ a law in the formal sense yet popular science often compares it with the Second Law of Thermodynamics as both the statements point toward a more disorganized state with time. In this paper, we first construct a mathematically equivalent statement for Murphy's Law and then disprove it using the intuitive idea that energy differences will level off along the paths of steepest descent, or along trajectories of least action.

  18. Harvard Law School Recording License Agreement

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    Schrag, Daniel

    Harvard Law School Recording License Agreement This is the paper version of the Harvard Law School Recording License Agreement. With it, individuals who give presentations or are recorded on campus (at: Harvard Law School Recording License Agreement The Author named above authorizes

  19. Extending Amdahl's Law for Energy-Efficient

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    Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"

    Extending Amdahl's Law for Energy-Efficient Computing in the Many-Core Era Dong Hyuk Woo and Hsien, as an architectural solution sustaining Moore's law.1 With dual-core and quad-core processors on the market and oct,3 In 1967, Gene Amdahl proposed an often overlooked law of scal- ing: A program's sequential computation

  20. Failure of silicon nitride under uniaxial compression at high temperature

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    Gei, Massimiliano

    nitride cylinders have been investigated under uniaxial compression at 1200 °C in air. Samples has been carried out in order to de- scribe the onset of the specific failure mode. The first failure

  1. Gearbox Typical Failure Modes, Detection, and Mitigation Methods (Presentation)

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    Sheng, S.

    2014-01-01

    This presentation was given at the AWEA Operations & Maintenance and Safety Seminar and focused on what the typical gearbox failure modes are, how to detect them using detection techniques, and strategies that help mitigate these failures.

  2. Users May Now Clear Their Own Login Failures

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

    Users May Now Clear Their Own Login Failures Users May Now Clear Their Own Login Failures May 16, 2013 by Francesca Verdier (0 Comments) Users may now clear their own login...

  3. Quality of Service of Crash-Recovery Failure Detectors 

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    Ma, Tiejun

    2007-11-07

    This thesis presents the results of an investigation into the failure detection problem. We consider the specific case of the Quality of Service (QoS) of crash failure detection. In contrast to previous work, we address ...

  4. Timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures

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    Jones, K.R.; Wade, N.L.; Katsma, K.R.; Siefken, L.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Straka, M. (Halliburton NUS, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

    1992-09-01

    This report discusses research conducted to develop and demonstrate a methodology for calculation of the time interval between receipt of the containment isolation signals and the first fuel pin failure for loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). Demonstration calculations were performed for a Babcock and Wilcox (B W) design (Oconee) and a Westinghouse (W) four-loop design (Seabrook). Sensitivity studies were performed to assess the impacts of fuel pin burnup, axial peaking factor, break size, emergency core cooling system availability, and main coolant pump trip on these times. The analysis was performed using the following codes: FRAPCON-2, for the calculation of steady-state fuel behavior; SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRACPF1/MOD1, for the calculation of the transient thermal-hydraulic conditions in the reactor system; and FRAP-T6, for the calculation of transient fuel behavior. In addition to the calculation of fuel pin failure timing, this analysis provides a comparison of the predicted results of SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRAC-PF1/MOD1 for large-break LOCA analysis. Using SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 thermal-hydraulic data, the shortest time intervals calculated between initiation of containment isolation and fuel pin failure are 10.4 seconds and 19.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. Using data generated by TRAC-PF1/MOD1, the shortest intervals are 10.3 seconds and 29.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. These intervals are for a double-ended, offset-shear, cold leg break, using the technical specification maximum peaking factor and applied to fuel with maximum design burnup. Using peaking factors commensurate with actual burnups would result in longer intervals for both reactor designs. This document provides appendices K and L of this report which provide plots for the timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures for Oconee and Seabrook respectively.

  5. 2008 Midwest Levee Failure: Erosion Studies 

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    Bernhardt, Michelle Lee

    2011-02-22

    of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Jean-Louis Briaud Committee Members, Giovanna Biscontin Russell W. Jessup Head of Department, Mark Burris December 2009 Major Subject: Civil Engineering iii... ABSTRACT 2008 Midwest Levee Failures: Erosion Studies. (December 2009) Michelle Lee Bernhardt, B.S., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud The United States contains an estimated 100,000 miles (160000 km...

  6. FRACTURE FAILURE CRITERIA OF SOFC PEN STRUCTURE

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    Liu, Wenning N.; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Qu, Jianmin

    2007-04-30

    Thermal stresses and warpage of the PEN are unavoidable due to the temperature changes from the stress-free sintering temperature to room temperature and mismatch of the coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) of various layers in the PEN structures of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) during the PEN manufacturing process. In the meantime, additional mechanical stresses will also be created by mechanical flattening during the stack assembly process. The porous nature of anode and cathode in the PEN structures determines presence of the initial flaws and crack on the interfaces of anode/electrolyte/cathode and in the interior of the materials. The sintering/assembling induced stresses may cause the fracture failure of PEN structure. Therefore, fracture failure criteria for SOFC PEN structures is developed in order to ensure the structural integrity of the cell and stack of SOFC. In this paper, the fracture criteria based on the relationship between the critical energy release rate and critical curvature and maximum displacement of the warped cells caused by the temperature changes as well as mechanical flattening process is established so that possible failure of SOFC PEN structures may be predicted deterministically by the measurement of the curvature and displacement of the warped cells.

  7. LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas & Mining Environmental Law I and

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    Evans, Paul

    LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas & Mining Environmental Law I and Oil, Gas of the area of Oil, Gas &, Mining Environmental Law; 2. communicate complex legal concepts that apply within the area of Oil, Gas & Mining & Environmental Law to a high level of competence; and 3. deploy a highly

  8. Profit Neutrality in Licensing: The Boundary Between Antitrust Law and Patent Law

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Profit Neutrality in Licensing: The Boundary Between Antitrust Law and Patent Law Stephen M. Maurer a century, courts and commentators have struggled to find principles that reconcile patent and antitrust law, especially as to patent licensing. We interpret case law and commentary to arrive at three unifying

  9. L1 Stability for scalar balance laws. L1 Stability for scalar balance laws.

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    Mercier, Magali

    L1 Stability for scalar balance laws. L1 Stability for scalar balance laws. Control 2010 Magali Mercier (Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon) L1 Stability for scalar balance laws. Parma, 15th February 2010 1 / 30 #12;L1 Stability for scalar balance laws. Introduction. Introduction Scalar balance

  10. Climate Change Laws of the World Project Columbia Center for Climate Change Law

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    Smerdon, Jason E.

    Climate Change Laws of the World Project Columbia Center for Climate Change Law Monica Molina, Columbia College '14 Supervisor Meredith Wilensky, J.D. Introduction The Climate Change Laws of the World Project is an ongoing effort at the Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) to aggregate existing domestic

  11. Export Failure and its Consequences: Theory and Evidence

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    Mora, Jesse

    2015-01-01

    for export success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VA Model with Export Failure, Marketing Costs, and Financial2 Export Expansions of Products and Destinations I

  12. Estimating Failure Propagation in Models of Cascading Blackouts

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    Dobson, Ian [University of Wisconsin, Madison; Carreras, Benjamin A [ORNL; Lynch, Vickie E [ORNL; Nkei, Bertrand [ORNL; Newman, David E [University of Alaska

    2005-09-01

    We compare and test statistical estimates of failure propagation in data from versions of a probabilistic model of loading-dependent cascading failure and a power systems blackout model of cascading transmission line overloads. The comparisons suggest mechanisms affecting failure propagation and are an initial step towards monitoring failure propagation from practical system data. Approximations to the probabilistic model describe the forms of probability distributions of cascade sizes.

  13. Soft Failures in Large Datacenters Sriram Sankar and Sudhanva Gurumurthi

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    Gurumurthi, Sudhanva

    Soft Failures in Large Datacenters Sriram Sankar and Sudhanva Gurumurthi Abstract-- A major problem in managing large-scale datacenters is diagnosing and fixing machine failures. Most large datacenter an important issue at large datacenters with minimum human intervention. Soft failures in the datacenter do

  14. A statistically predictive model for future monsoon failure in India

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    Levermann, Anders

    A statistically predictive model for future monsoon failure in India Jacob Schewe1,2 and Anders Information #12;A statistically predictive model for future monsoon failure in India 2 mm/day numberofyears 0 statistically predictive model for future monsoon failure in India 4 30 o S 15o S 0 o 15o N 30o N A dry May B

  15. Failure Time Analysis for LMS Algorithms Adel A. Zerai

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    Bucklew, James Antonio

    Failure Time Analysis for LMS Algorithms Adel A. Zerai Electronics Engineering Technology) analysis of the LMS adaptive algorithms (#12;lters). Such analysis is extremely important when failure of time (a clump of large errors). We use Poisson approximation to study excursions (failure) of the LMS

  16. NO. ~EV. NO. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis -LRRR

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    of the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is to discover critical failure areas in the LRRR experiment for the critical failure areas. A TM 868 contains the results of a final FMEA for the LRRR experiment. 2. 0 SUMMARY Since an LRRR was successfully deployed on the moon as a part of the Apollo 11 mission, this FMEA

  17. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis 300 Array -LRRR

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    of the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is to discover critical failure areas in a system and to remove failure areas. 1. 2 This memo contains the results of the final FMEA for the 300 Array LRRR experiment was successfully deployed on the moon as a part of the Apollo 11 mission, this FMEA will not dwell in the aspects

  18. BWR containment failure analysis during degraded-core accidents

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    Yue, D.D.

    1982-06-06

    This paper presents a containment failure mode analysis during a spectrum of postulated degraded core accident sequences in a typical 1000-MW(e) boiling water reactor (BWR) with a Mark-I wetwell containment. Overtemperature failure of containment electric penetration assemblies (CEPAs) has been found to be the major failure mode during such accidents.

  19. Probabilistic Failure Detection for Efficient Distributed Storage Maintenance* , Zhi Yang*

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    Almeroth, Kevin C.

    avail- ability. Node failures can be transient or permanent. While the system must generate new replicasProbabilistic Failure Detection for Efficient Distributed Storage Maintenance* Jing Tian* , Zhi@cs.ucsb.edu Abstract Distributed storage systems often use data replica- tion to mask failures and guarantee high data

  20. Modeling Stochastic Correlated Failures and their Effects on Network Reliability

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    Hayat, Majeed M.

    in this field have used this concept to generate geographically correlated failures (e.g. [1] and [2]). SomeModeling Stochastic Correlated Failures and their Effects on Network Reliability Mahshid Rahnamay--The physical infrastructure of communication net- works is vulnerable to spatially correlated failures arising

  1. Algorithm-Based Fault Tolerance for Fail-Stop Failures

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    Dongarra, Jack

    after failures, the next generation high performance computing applications need to be able to continue1 Algorithm-Based Fault Tolerance for Fail-Stop Failures Zizhong Chen and Jack Dongarra Abstract Fail-stop failures in distributed environments are often tolerated by checkpointing or message logging

  2. Baseline LAW Glass Formulation Testing

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    Kruger, Albert A. [USDOE Office of River Protection, Richland, WA (United States); Mooers, Cavin [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab.; Bazemore, Gina [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Pegg, Ian L. [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Hight, Kenneth [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Lai, Shan Tao [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Buechele, Andrew [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Rielley, Elizabeth [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Gan, Hao [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Muller, Isabelle S. [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Cecil, Richard [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab

    2013-06-13

    The major objective of the baseline glass formulation work was to develop and select glass formulations that are compliant with contractual and processing requirements for each of the LAW waste streams. Other objectives of the work included preparation and characterization of glasses with respect to the properties of interest, optimization of sulfate loading in the glasses, evaluation of ability to achieve waste loading limits, testing to demonstrate compatibility of glass melts with melter materials of construction, development of glass formulations to support ILAW qualification activities, and identification of glass formulation issues with respect to contract specifications and processing requirements.

  3. NSTX Failure Modes & Effects Analysis / NSTX-FMEA-71-10 / p. 1 of 115 FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    NSTX Failure Modes & Effects Analysis / NSTX-FMEA-71-10 / p. 1 of 115 NSTX FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS (FMEA) Revision 10 Dated: November 2014 Prepared By: Name/WBS Signature Name: ________________________________________________ Ron Strykowsky, NSTX Upgrade Project Manager #12;NSTX Failure Modes & Effects Analysis / NSTX-FMEA-71

  4. Estimating Overall Risk of Dam Failure: Practical Considerations in Combining Failure Probabilities ANCOLD 2003 Risk Workshop Page 1

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    Bowles, David S.

    Estimating Overall Risk of Dam Failure: Practical Considerations in Combining Failure Probabilities ANCOLD 2003 Risk Workshop Page 1 ESTIMATING OVERALL RISK OF DAM FAILURE: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS With the move to a risk based approach to dam safety there has been a concomitant focus on estimating

  5. 2012 school of law catalog 2013 This publication is for

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    ........................................................................................ 8 Wheat Law Library ................................................................................................................... 8 Library Faculty Members Classification .......................................

  6. Power Law in Hadron Production

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    Marek Gazdzicki; Mark I. Gorenstein

    2001-08-14

    In high energy p+p(bar) interactions the mean multiplicity and transverse mass spectra of neutral mesons from eta to Upsilon (m = 0.5 - 10 GeV/c^2) and the transverse mass spectra of pions (m_T > 1 GeV/c^2) reveal a remarkable behaviour: they follow, over more than 10 orders of magnitude, the power-law function:The parameters C and P are energy dependent, but similar for all mesons produced at the same collision energy. This scaling resembles that expected in the statistical description of hadron production: the parameter P plays the role of a temperature and the normalisation constant C is analogous to the system volume. The fundamental difference is, however, in the form of the distribution function. In order to reproduce the experimental results and preserve the basic structure of the statistical approach the Boltzmann factor e^(-E/T) appearing in standard statistical mechanics has to be substituted by a power-law factor (E/Lambda)^(-P).

  7. Timing analysis of PWR fuel pin failures

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    Jones, K.R.; Wade, N.L.; Katsma, K.R.; Siefken, L.J. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Straka, M. (Halliburton NUS, Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

    1992-09-01

    Research has been conducted to develop and demonstrate a methodology for calculation of the time interval between receipt of the containment isolation signals and the first fuel pin failure for loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). Demonstration calculations were performed for a Babcock and Wilcox (B W) design (Oconee) and a Westinghouse (W) four-loop design (Seabrook). Sensitivity studies were performed to assess the impacts of fuel pin bumup, axial peaking factor, break size, emergency core cooling system availability, and main coolant pump trip on these times. The analysis was performed using the following codes: FRAPCON-2, for the calculation of steady-state fuel behavior; SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRACPF1/MOD1, for the calculation of the transient thermal-hydraulic conditions in the reactor system; and FRAP-T6, for the calculation of transient fuel behavior. In addition to the calculation of fuel pin failure timing, this analysis provides a comparison of the predicted results of SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 and TRAC-PFL/MOD1 for large-break LOCA analysis. Using SCDAP/RELAP5/MOD3 thermal-hydraulic data, the shortest time intervals calculated between initiation of containment isolation and fuel pin failure are 10.4 seconds and 19.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. Using data generated by TRAC-PF1/MOD1, the shortest intervals are 10.3 seconds and 29.1 seconds for the B W and W plants, respectively. These intervals are for a double-ended, offset-shear, cold leg break, using the technical specification maximum peaking factor and applied to fuel with maximum design bumup. Using peaking factors commensurate widi actual bumups would result in longer intervals for both reactor designs. This document also contains appendices A through J of this report.

  8. Reduce Steam Trap Failures at Chambers Works 

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    Kouba, C.

    2010-01-01

    Failures at Chambers Works GB/BB Name: Cyndi Kouba Mentor/MBB: Andrew Degraff Team Members Michael Crowley(Site Energy Lead), (Charlie) Flanigan (Aramids-maintenance), Ben Snyder (Aramids-ATO), Michael Scruggs (Central Maintenance Mechanic), Rick... is it sustainable HOW we went about finding a solution What do you have learn from this 10/20/2010 3 Six Sigma Methodology was KEY to success Savings: $1MM annualized in only 6 months! 10/20/2010 4Define: Project CTQ?s Customer: Chambers Works site Voice...

  9. Power Grid Defense Against Malicious Cascading Failure

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    Shakarian, Paulo; Lindelauf, Roy

    2014-01-01

    An adversary looking to disrupt a power grid may look to target certain substations and sources of power generation to initiate a cascading failure that maximizes the number of customers without electricity. This is particularly an important concern when the enemy has the capability to launch cyber-attacks as practical concerns (i.e. avoiding disruption of service, presence of legacy systems, etc.) may hinder security. Hence, a defender can harden the security posture at certain power stations but may lack the time and resources to do this for the entire power grid. We model a power grid as a graph and introduce the cascading failure game in which both the defender and attacker choose a subset of power stations such as to minimize (maximize) the number of consumers having access to producers of power. We formalize problems for identifying both mixed and deterministic strategies for both players, prove complexity results under a variety of different scenarios, identify tractable cases, and develop algorithms f...

  10. The second laws of quantum thermodynamics

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    Fernando G. S. L. Brandao; Micha? Horodecki; Nelly Huei Ying Ng; Jonathan Oppenheim; Stephanie Wehner

    2014-09-25

    The second law of thermodynamics tells us which state transformations are so statistically unlikely that they are effectively forbidden. Its original formulation, due to Clausius, states that "Heat can never pass from a colder to a warmer body without some other change, connected therewith, occurring at the same time". The second law applies to systems composed of many particles interacting; however, we are seeing that one can make sense of thermodynamics in the regime where we only have a small number of particles interacting with a heat bath. Is there a second law of thermodynamics in this regime? Here, we find that for processes which are cyclic or very close to cyclic, the second law for microscopic systems takes on a very di?erent form than it does at the macroscopic scale, imposing not just one constraint on what state transformations are possible, but an entire family of constraints. In particular, we find a family of free energies which generalise the traditional one, and show that they can never increase. We further find that there are three regimes which determine which family of second laws govern state transitions, depending on how cyclic the process is. In one regime one can cause an apparent violation of the usual second law, through a process of embezzling work from a large system which remains arbitrarily close to its original state. These second laws are not only relevant for small systems, but also apply to individual macroscopic systems interacting via long-range interactions, which only satisfy the ordinary second law on average. By making precise the definition of thermal operations, the laws of thermodynamics take on a simple form with the first law defining the class of thermal operations, the zeroeth law emerging as a unique condition ensuring the theory is nontrivial, and the remaining laws being a monotonicity property of our generalised free energies.

  11. Quasi-power law ensembles

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    Wilk, Grzegorz

    2015-01-01

    Quasi-power law ensembles are discussed from the perspective of nonextensive Tsallis distributions characterized by a nonextensive parameter $q$. A number of possible sources of such distributions are presented in more detail. It is further demonstrated that data suggest that nonextensive parameters deduced from Tsallis distributions functions $f\\left(p_T\\right)$, $q_1$, and from multiplicity distributions (connected with Tsallis entropy), $q_2$, are not identical and that they are connected via $q_1 + q_2 = 2$. It is also shown that Tsallis distributions can be obtained directly from Shannon information entropy, provided some special constraints are imposed. They are connected with the type of dynamical processes under consideration (additive or multiplicative). Finally, it is shown how a Tsallis distribution can accommodate the log-oscillating behavior apparently seen in some multiparticle data.

  12. Quasi-power law ensembles

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    Grzegorz Wilk; Zbigniew W?odarczyk

    2014-12-12

    Quasi-power law ensembles are discussed from the perspective of nonextensive Tsallis distributions characterized by a nonextensive parameter $q$. A number of possible sources of such distributions are presented in more detail. It is further demonstrated that data suggest that nonextensive parameters deduced from Tsallis distributions functions $f\\left(p_T\\right)$, $q_1$, and from multiplicity distributions (connected with Tsallis entropy), $q_2$, are not identical and that they are connected via $q_1 + q_2 = 2$. It is also shown that Tsallis distributions can be obtained directly from Shannon information entropy, provided some special constraints are imposed. They are connected with the type of dynamical processes under consideration (additive or multiplicative). Finally, it is shown how a Tsallis distribution can accommodate the log-oscillating behavior apparently seen in some multiparticle data.

  13. FailureSense: Detecting Sensor Failure using Electrical Appliances in the Home

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    Stankovic, John A.

    in smart homes for various applications, including home health care, energy management, and se- curity@cs.virginia.edu Abstract--With the proliferation of inexpensive sensors, sensors are increasingly being used in smart homes risk of various types of sensor failure. Motivated by real examples, we develop new schemes to detect

  14. Fourier's Law for a Granular Fluid

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    James W. Dufty

    2007-07-07

    Newton' viscosity law for the momentum flux and Fourier's law for the heat flux define Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics for a simple, one component fluid. There is ample evidence that a hydrodynamic description applies as well to a mesoscopic granular fluid with the same form for Newton's viscosity law. However, theory predicts a qualitative difference for Fourier's law with an additional contribution from density gradients even at uniform temperature. The reasons for the absence of such terms for normal fluids are indicated, and a related microscopic explanation for their existence in granular fluids is presented.

  15. Commercial Law and Development in Kenya

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    Mutunga, Willy

    1982-01-01

    communalism, slavery, feudalism, capitalism and communism.the ruins of British feudalism . The bourgeoisie thereafterof commercial law. While under feudalism it had functioned

  16. Modernizing Patent Law's Inequitable Conduct Doctrine

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    Cotropia, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    conduct doctrine, but the patent system in general. Berkeleyof the currently pending patent reform legislation containsUTCLE 12th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, http://

  17. The Snell law for quaternionic potentials

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    De Leo, Stefano; Ducati, Gisele C.

    2013-12-15

    By using the analogy between optics and quantum mechanics, we obtain the Snell law for the planar motion of quantum particles in the presence of quaternionic potentials.

  18. Modernizing Patent Law's Inequitable Conduct Doctrine

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    Cotropia, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    can either be filed by the inventor herself or by a patentwho is representing the inventor. 20 "Patent prosecution" ispatent law requires the inventor put in the patent's

  19. Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse - Laws...

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    Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse - Laws and Regulations Applicable to Geothermal Energy Development webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

  20. Federal Highway Admininstration - Law Enforcement Escort - Best...

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    Federal Highway Admininstration - Law Enforcement Escort - Best Practices Guidelines Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library PermittingRegulatory...

  1. A REVIEW OF SOFTWARE-INDUCED FAILURE EXPERIENCE.

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    CHU, T.L.; MARTINEZ-GURIDI, G.; YUE, M.; LEHNER, J.

    2006-09-01

    We present a review of software-induced failures in commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) and in several non-nuclear industries. We discuss the approach used for connecting operational events related to these failures and the insights gained from this review. In particular, we elaborate on insights that can be used to model this kind of failure in a probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) model. We present the conclusions reached in these areas.

  2. Power law and composite power law friction factor correlations for laminar and turbulent gasliquid

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    Joseph, Daniel D.

    new unpublished, and data for gas and heavy oil from PDVSA-Intevep. Dimensionless pressure gradients oil are compiled and processed for power law and composite power law friction factor correlations reduce to the power laws for laminar flow when the Reynolds number is low and to turbulent flow when

  3. Module No: 420141Public International Law (1)Module Title: public international law 2, international

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    Module No: 420141Public International Law (1)Module Title: public international law 2, international human law and international organizations Pre-requisite: Module Type: Department requirementModule Office Phone Academic rank Module coordinator jo.edu.idabbah@philadelphia310397Assistant professor Dr

  4. Careers in Patent LawCareers in Patent Law Mitchell Jones

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Careers in Patent LawCareers in Patent Law Mitchell Jones Partner Medlen & Carroll, LLP #12;Career position Patent law seemed like a good alternative #12;Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property Patents Trademarks Copyright Trade secrets #12;Patent BasicsPatent Basics New, useful and non-obvious Granted

  5. Link failure detection in a parallel computer

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    Archer, Charles J. (Rochester, MN); Blocksome, Michael A. (Rochester, MN); Megerian, Mark G. (Rochester, MN); Smith, Brian E. (Rochester, MN)

    2010-11-09

    Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for link failure detection in a parallel computer including compute nodes connected in a rectangular mesh network, each pair of adjacent compute nodes in the rectangular mesh network connected together using a pair of links, that includes: assigning each compute node to either a first group or a second group such that adjacent compute nodes in the rectangular mesh network are assigned to different groups; sending, by each of the compute nodes assigned to the first group, a first test message to each adjacent compute node assigned to the second group; determining, by each of the compute nodes assigned to the second group, whether the first test message was received from each adjacent compute node assigned to the first group; and notifying a user, by each of the compute nodes assigned to the second group, whether the first test message was received.

  6. Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of

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    Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources Prepared-FC-06NT42847 Task 3. Deliverable #2 ­ Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources By Carl Freedman, representing the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum And Hawaii Natural Energy

  7. Edinburgh Research Explorer Law, Translation, and Voice

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    , S 2011, 'Law, Translation, and Voice: Transformation of a Struggle for Social Justice in a Chinese Village' Critical Asian Studies, vol 43, no. 2, pp. 185-210., 10.1080/14672715.2011.570566 Digital Object Studies Publisher Rights Statement: © Woodman, S. (2011). Law, Translation, and Voice: Transformation

  8. General Laws for the Action of Diastases

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    V: Action of amylase on starch 68 §33. Method. H. Brown and Glendinning's research 68 §34. Law for the progress of the hydrolysis of starch by amylase 65 §35. Effect of the amount of starch. Difference between malt amylase and pancreatic juice amylase 68 §36. Theory of the law of action of amylase 72 §37

  9. Export Control Laws and Washingtonand Washington

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    1 Export Control Laws and Washingtonand Washington University For Washington University Faculty Authors: Cindy White, Research Office Tina Tyson, Office of General Counsel May 2006 What are export of foreign policy and national security. *NOTE: Export control laws apply to all activities -- not just

  10. Faculty of Law Canadian & American Dual JD

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    , Enriching Programs The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor Faculty. Financial aid at both the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor Faculty tuition and fees to both the University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Windsor. Each student must

  11. Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law

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    Levinson, David M.

    March 2012 Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law Authors: Frank Douma Nebiyou Tilahun of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law March 2012 6. 7. Author(s) 8. Performing Organization Report No. Frank. Abstract (Limit: 250 words) In the spring of 2009, the Minnesota Legislature changed the state's seat belt

  12. Sandia Energy - Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Tutorial

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    and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Tutorial Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Solar Energy Photovoltaics PV Systems Reliability Tutorial on FMEA Process Failure Mode...

  13. The Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor : FY08 failure analysis...

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    analysis activities. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: The Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor : FY08 failure analysis activities. No abstract prepared. Authors:...

  14. GROUND PLANE INSULATION FAILURE IN THE FIRST TPC SUPERCONDUCTING COIL

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    Green, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    FAILURE IN THE FIRST TPC SUPERCONDUCTING COIL M. A. Green,Time Projection Cnamber) thin superconducting solenoid. Theand breakage of the superconductor. The UPA circuit melted

  15. Wind Turbine Gearbox Failure Modes - A Brief (Presentation)

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    Sheng, S.; McDade, M.; Errichello, R.

    2011-10-01

    Wind turbine gearboxes are not always meeting 20-year design life. Premature failure of gearboxes increases cost of energy, turbine downtime, unplanned maintenance, gearbox replacement and rebuild, and increased warranty reserves. The problem is widespread, affects most Original Equipment Manufacturers, and is not caused by manufacturing practices. There is a need to improve gearbox reliability and reduce turbine downtime. The topics of this presentation are: GRC (Gearbox Reliability Collaborative) technical approach; Gearbox failure database; Recorded incidents summary; Top failure modes for bearings; Top failure modes for gears; GRC test gearbox; Bearing nomenclature; Test history; Real damage; Gear sets; Bearings; Observations; and Summary. 5 refs.

  16. Modeling shear failure and permeability enhancement due to coupled...

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    enhancement due to coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical processes in Enhanced Geothermal Reservoirs Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Modeling shear failure and...

  17. Energy-Momentum and Gauge Conservation Laws

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    G. Giachetta; L. Mangiarotti; G. Sardanashvily

    1998-07-20

    We treat energy-momentum conservation laws as particular gauge conservation laws when generators of gauge transformations are horizontal vector fields on fibre bundles. In particular, the generators of general covariant transformations are the canonical horizontal prolongations of vector fields on a world manifold. This is the case of the energy-momentum conservation laws in gravitation theories. We find that, in main gravitational models, the corresponding energy-momentum flows reduce to the generalized Komar superpotential. We show that the superpotential form of a conserved flow is the common property of gauge conservation laws if generators of gauge transformations depend on derivatives of gauge parameters. At the same time, dependence of conserved flows on gauge parameters make gauge conservation laws form-invariant under gauge transformations.

  18. Center symmetry and area laws

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    Thomas D. Cohen

    2014-07-15

    SU($N_c$) gauge theories containing matter fields may be invariant under transformations of some subgroup of the $\\mathbb{Z}_{N_c}$ center; the maximum such subgroup is $\\mathbb{Z}_{p}$, with $p$ depending on $N_c$ and the representations of the various matter fields in the theory. Confining SU($N_c$) gauge theories in either 3+1 or 2+1 space-time dimensions and with matter fields in any representation have string tensions for representation $R$ given by $\\sigma_R =\\sigma_f \\, \\, \\frac{p_R (p-p_R) \\, \\, g\\left (p_R (p-p_R) \\right )}{(p-1) \\, \\, g(p -1 )} $ with $p_R={n_R \\, \\rm mod}(p)$, where $\\sigma_f $ is the string tension for the fundamental representation, $g$ is a positive finite function and $n_R$ is the n-ality of $R$. This implies that a necessary condition for a theory in this class to have an area law is invariance of the theory under a nontrivial subgroup of the center. Significantly, these results depend on $p$ regardless of the value of $N_c$.

  19. Maple Implementation of the Kirchhoff's "Third and Fourth Laws"

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Maple Implementation of the Kirchhoff's "Third and Fourth Laws" NICOLAS RATIER1 , MAYA MARKOVA2 1 an implementation in Maple language of the Kirchhoff's third law and its dual, the so­called Kirchhoff's fourth law­called Kirch- hoff's "third and fourth laws" [5]. These laws allows one to express network functions, in a very

  20. Optimal Test Distributions for Software Failure Cost Walter J. Gutjahr

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    Gutjahr, Walter

    Optimal Test Distributions for Software Failure Cost Estimation Walter J. Gutjahr Department, reliability estimation, risk assessment, software failure costs, software reliability, software testing. I in a software quality assurance process, to be performed after a testing phase oriented on fault detection. Let

  1. Coding Hazardous Tree Failures for a Data Management System

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    Terms: hazard trees; hazard reduction; recreation areas; urban forestry; safety standards; dataCoding Hazardous Tree Failures for a Data Management System Lee A. Paine PACIFIC SOUTHWEST hazardous tree failures for a data management system. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-29, 108 p., illus. Pacific

  2. A UNIFIED FAILURE/DAMAGE APPROACH TO BATTLE DAMAGE REGENERATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A UNIFIED FAILURE/DAMAGE APPROACH TO BATTLE DAMAGE REGENERATION : APPLICATION TO GROUND MILITARY-availability. Military weapon systems availability can be affected by system failures or by damage to the system damage into account in their more general dependability studies. This paper takes a look at the issues

  3. Modeling Space Shuttle Software Failures at Varying Criticality Levels

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    Morgan, Joseph

    of a software failure data set for an industrial software development project. They propose models based criticality levels. A family of models based on transforms of cumulative time and cumulative failures the exponential, logarithmic, and power models. It also includes models based on transforms of the time per

  4. FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS Dated: May 27, 2010

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    1 NSTX FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS (FMEA) Revision 7 Dated: May 27, 2010 Prepared By: Name.07.13 09:11:02 -04'00' #12;NSTX Failure Modes & Effects Analysis / NSTX-FMEA-71-7 / p. 2 of 120 2 Table

  5. Fast Recovery From Link Failures in Ethernet Networks

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    Ramasubramanian, Srinivasan

    1 Fast Recovery From Link Failures in Ethernet Networks Abishek Gopalan and Srinivasan,srini}@ece.arizona.edu Abstract--Fast-recovery from link failures is a well-studied topic in IP networks. Employing fast, switches employ backward learning to populate the forwarding table entries. Thus, any fast recovery

  6. Common Trends in Software Fault and Failure Data

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    Goseva-Popstojanova, Katerina

    Common Trends in Software Fault and Failure Data Maggie Hamill, Member, IEEE, and Katerina Goseva with the findings from related studies. The consistency of several main trends across software systems in this paper-Popstojanova, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--The benefits of the analysis of software faults and failures have been

  7. The role of environmental assumptions in failures of DNA nanosystems

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    Lutz, Robyn R.

    describe the structure of a failure catalog for DNA nanosystems that we have prototyped for use by molecular programmers. We hypothesize that the failure frame approach and catalog can be broadly useful if and only if the plane is moving on the runway [4]. In fact, when the plane was aquaplaning on a water

  8. Financial Cash Flow Determinants of Company Failure in the Construction

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Financial Cash Flow Determinants of Company Failure in the Construction Industry by Ihab to thank my family. They have always been a source of inspiration, encouragement and love, and I would xi Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 Construction Company Failure Statistics 6 1.2 Overview

  9. Software, the Urn Model, and Failure Peter Bernard Ladkin

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    Ladkin, Peter B.

    for UK nuclear power plant protection systems using statistical methods [Lit10]. It is the basis for some to perform design function on demand Number of observed demands without failure for a confidence level of 99-History Requirements for On-Demand Functions Acceptable probability of failure to perform design function per hour

  10. Simulations of Failure via Three-Dimensional Cracking in Fuel Cladding for Advanced Nuclear Fuels

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    Lu, Hongbing; Bukkapatnam, Satish; Harimkar, Sandip; Singh, Raman; Bardenhagen, Scott

    2014-01-09

    Enhancing performance of fuel cladding and duct alloys is a key means of increasing fuel burnup. This project will address the failure of fuel cladding via three-dimensional cracking models. Researchers will develop a simulation code for the failure of the fuel cladding and validate the code through experiments. The objective is to develop an algorithm to determine the failure of fuel cladding in the form of three-dimensional cracking due to prolonged exposure under varying conditions of pressure, temperature, chemical environment, and irradiation. This project encompasses the following tasks: 1. Simulate 3D crack initiation and growth under instantaneous and/or fatigue loads using a new variant of the material point method (MPM); 2. Simulate debonding of the materials in the crack path using cohesive elements, considering normal and shear traction separation laws; 3. Determine the crack propagation path, considering damage of the materials incorporated in the cohesive elements to allow the energy release rate to be minimized; 4. Simulate the three-dimensional fatigue crack growth as a function of loading histories; 5. Verify the simulation code by comparing results to theoretical and numerical studies available in the literature; 6. Conduct experiments to observe the crack path and surface profile in unused fuel cladding and validate against simulation results; and 7. Expand the adaptive mesh refinement infrastructure parallel processing environment to allow adaptive mesh refinement at the 3D crack fronts and adaptive mesh merging in the wake of cracks. Fuel cladding is made of materials such as stainless steels and ferritic steels with added alloying elements, which increase stability and durability under irradiation. As fuel cladding is subjected to water, chemicals, fission gas, pressure, high temperatures, and irradiation while in service, understanding performance is essential. In the fast fuel used in advanced burner reactors, simulations of the nuclear fuels are critical to understand the burnup, and thus the fuel efficiency.

  11. An Investigation of the Laws of Traversals

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    Jaskelioff, Mauro; 10.4204/EPTCS.76.5

    2012-01-01

    Traversals of data structures are ubiquitous in programming. Consequently, it is important to be able to characterise those structures that are traversable and understand their algebraic properties. Traversable functors have been characterised by McBride and Paterson as those equipped with a distributive law over arbitrary applicative functors; however, laws that fully capture the intuition behind traversals are missing. This article is an attempt to remedy this situation by proposing laws for characterising traversals that capture the intuition behind them. To support our claims, we prove that finitary containers are traversable in our sense and argue that elements in a traversable structure are visited exactly once.

  12. Energy Efficiency and Renewables: Market and Behavioral Failures

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    James Sweeney

    2010-09-01

    Thursday, January 28, 2010: Policies to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency have been gaining momentum throughout the world, often justified by environmental and energy security concerns. This presentation first talks about energy efficiency options, then delves into the economic motivation for energy efficiency and renewable energy policies by articulating the classes of relevant behavioral failures and market failures. Such behavioral and market failures may vary intertemporally or atemporally; the temporal structure and the extent of the failures are the critical considerations in the development of energy policies. The talk discusses key policy instruments and assess the extent to which they are well-suited to correct for failures with different structures. http://eetd.lbl.gov/dls/lecture-01-28...

  13. Recovery systems must save state before a failure occurs to enable the system to recover from the failure. However,

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    Chen, Peter M.

    Abstract Recovery systems must save state before a failure occurs to enable the system to recover from the failure. However, recovery will fail if the recovery system saves any state corrupted by the fault. The frequency and comprehensive- ness of how a recovery system saves state has a major effect

  14. Second Law Optimization of Heat Exchangers 

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    Witte, L. C.

    1985-01-01

    A new method for optimizing heat exchangers is developed in this paper. It is based on second law efficiency relationships rather than on the traditional heat exchanger effectiveness concept. The cost of energy is based on its availability level...

  15. Essays on malpractice law and physician behavior

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    Frakes, Michael (Michael D.)

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the manner in which various dimensions of malpractice law shape physician behavior and how this behavior, in turn, impacts health outcomes. In Chapter 1, I explore the ...

  16. Name Law and Gender in Iceland

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    Willson, Kendra

    2009-01-01

    in early nineteenth-century Iceland. ” History of the FamilyMA thesis, University of Iceland. Guðrún Kvaran and SigurðurName Law and Gender in Iceland by Kendra Willson CSW JUN09

  17. Copyright Law Reform: Some Achievable Goals 

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    MacQueen, Hector L

    2007-01-01

    Copyright law reform in the European Union. The chapter discusses possible actions in light of new and amended EU Directives and whether these balances rights' holders and users' interests....

  18. Essays in empirical law and economics/

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    Lem, Jacklin Chou

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation, which is a collection of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions at the intersection of law and economics. The first chapter, co-authored with Joshua Fischman, explores how supervision ...

  19. Comments of the Southern Environmental Law Center and the American...

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    Emergency Order and allow federal and state regulators the discretion to enforce binding air pollution control laws. Comments of the Southern Environmental Law Center and the...

  20. TEEIC Laws and Regulations Applicable to Energy Transmission...

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    TEEIC Laws and Regulations Applicable to Energy Transmission Development Website Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: TEEIC Laws and...

  1. Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics...

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    Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

  2. Comments of the Southern Environmental Law Center and the American...

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    Emergency Order and allow federal and state regulators the discretion to enforce binding air pollution control laws. PDF icon Comments of the Southern Environmental Law Center and...

  3. UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

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    UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on...

  4. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #07 Current Appropriations Law and...

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    7 Current Appropriations Law and Compensation of Foreign Nationals POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 07 Current Appropriations Law and Compensation of Foreign Nationals Due to recent...

  5. Environmental Law Institute Webinar to Promote Superior Energy...

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    Environmental Law Institute Webinar to Promote Superior Energy Performance(tm) on July 22, 2014 Environmental Law Institute Webinar to Promote Superior Energy Performance(tm) on...

  6. AARP, National Consumer Law Center, and Public Citizen Comments...

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    AARP, National Consumer Law Center, and Public Citizen Comments to:DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges AARP, National Consumer Law...

  7. Scaling Law of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation in a Rectangular...

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    Scaling Law of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation in a Rectangular Chamber Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Scaling Law of Coherent Synchrotron Radiation in a Rectangular...

  8. The Case for exCellenCe The University of Houston Law Center is a Tier One law school

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    Glasser, Adrian

    of 200 law schools by U.S. News & World Report, 2011 · Ranked 42nd in 2011 by the National Law Journal. 56 out of 200 law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and one of only eight public law and Information Law Institute is ranked 6th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, 2011 · UH Health Law

  9. Investigation of Possible Wellbore Cement Failures During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

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    Kim, Jihoon; Moridis, George

    2014-11-01

    We model and assess the possibility of shear failure, using the Mohr-Coulomb model ? along the vertical well by employing a rigorous coupled flow-geomechanic analysis. To this end, we vary the values of cohesion between the well casing and the surrounding cement to representing different quality levels of the cementing operation (low cohesion corresponds to low-quality cement and/or incomplete cementing). The simulation results show that there is very little fracturing when the cement is of high quality.. Conversely, incomplete cementing and/or weak cement can causes significant shear failure and the evolution of long fractures/cracks along the vertical well. Specifically, low cohesion between the well and cemented areas can cause significant shear failure along the well, but the same cohesion as the cemented zone does not cause shear failure. When the hydraulic fracturing pressure is high, low cohesion of the cement can causes fast propagation of shear failure and of the resulting fracture/crack, but a high-quality cement with no weak zones exhibits limited shear failure that is concentrated near the bottom of the vertical part of the well. Thus, high-quality cement and complete cementing along the vertical well appears to be the strongest protection against shear failure of the wellbore cement and, consequently, against contamination hazards to drinking water aquifers during hydraulic fracturing operations.

  10. Vulnerability Assessment for Cascading Failures in Electric Power Systems

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    Baldick, R.; Chowdhury, Badrul; Dobson, Ian; Dong, Zhao Yang; Gou, Bei; Hawkins, David L.; Huang, Zhenyu; Joung, Manho; Kim, Janghoon; Kirschen, Daniel; Lee, Stephen; Li, Fangxing; Li, Juan; Li, Zuyi; Liu, Chen-Ching; Luo, Xiaochuan; Mili, Lamine; Miller, Stephen; Nakayama, Marvin; Papic, Milorad; Podmore, Robin; Rossmaier, John; Schneider, Kevin P.; Sun, Hongbin; Sun, Kai; Wang, David; Wu, Zhigang; Yao, Liangzhong; Zhang, Pei; Zhang, Wenjie; Zhang, Xiaoping

    2008-09-10

    Cascading failures present severe threats to power grid security, and thus vulnerability assessment of power grids is of significant importance. Focusing on analytic methods, this paper reviews the state of the art of vulnerability assessment methods in the context of cascading failures in three categories: steady-state modeling based analysis; dynamic modeling analysis; and non-traditional modeling approaches. The impact of emerging technologies including phasor technology, high-performance computing techniques, and visualization techniques on the vulnerability assessment of cascading failures is then addressed, and future research directions are presented.

  11. Cascade Failure in a Phase Model of Power Grids

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    Sakaguchi, Hidetsugu

    2012-01-01

    We propose a phase model to study cascade failure in power grids composed of generators and loads. If the power demand is below a critical value, the model system of power grids maintains the standard frequency by feedback control. On the other hand, if the power demand exceeds the critical value, an electric failure occurs via step out (loss of synchronization) or voltage collapse. The two failures are incorporated as two removal rules of generator nodes and load nodes. We perform direct numerical simulation of the phase model on a scale-free network and compare the results with a mean-field approximation.

  12. Autonomous thruster failure recovery on underactuated spacecraft using model predictive control

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    Pong, Christopher Masaru

    Thruster failures historically account for a large percentage of failures that have occurred on orbit. These failures are typically handled through redundancy, however, with the push to using smaller, less expensive ...

  13. Supplementary balance laws and the entropy principle

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    Serge Preston

    2010-08-01

    In this work we study the mathematical aspects of the development in the continuum thermodynamics known as the "Entropy Principle". It started with the pioneering works of B.Coleman, W.Noll and I. Muller in 60th of XX cent. and got its further development mostly in the works of G. Boillat, I-Shis Liu and T.Ruggeri. "Entropy Principle" combines in itself the structural requirement on the form of balance laws of the thermodynamical system (denote such system $(\\mathcal{C})$) and on the entropy balance law with the convexity condition of the entropy density. First of these requirements has pure mathematical form defining so called "supplementary balance laws" (shortly SBL) associated with the original balance system. Vector space of SBL can be considered as a kind of natural "closure" of the original balance system. This space includes the original balance laws, the entropy balance, the balance laws corresponding to the symmetries of the balance system and some other balance equations. We consider the case of Rational Extended Thermodynamics where densities, fluxes and sources of the balance equations do not depend on the derivatives of physical fields $y^i$. We present the basic structures of RET: Lagrange-Liu equations,"main fields", and dual formulation of the balance system. We obtain and start studying the defining system of equations for the density $h^0$ of a supplementary balance law. This overdetermined linear system of PDE of second order determines all the densities $h^0$ and with them, due to the formalism of RET, the fluxes and sources of SBL. Solvability conditions of defining system delivers the constitutive restrictions on the balance equations of the original balance system. We illustrate our results by some simple examples of balance system and by describing all the supplementary balance laws and the constitutive restrictions for the Cattaneo heat propagation system.

  14. Congestive heart failure: treat the disease, not the symptom: return to normalcy/Part II--the experimental approach.

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    Buckberg, Gerald D

    2007-01-01

    Number: Title: Congestive heart failure: treat the diseaseinvited) TITLE: Congestive heart failure: treat the diseasetreatment of congestive heart failure due to post-infarction

  15. Terrestrial Photovoltaic Module Accelerated Test-To-Failure Protocol

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    Osterwald, C. R.

    2008-03-01

    This technical report documents a test-to-failure protocol that may be used to obtain quantitative information about the reliability of photovoltaic modules using accelerated testing in environmental temperature-humidity chambers.

  16. Transport and Failure in Li-ion Batteries | Stanford Synchrotron...

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    Transport and Failure in Li-ion Batteries Monday, February 13, 2012 - 1:30pm SSRL Conference Room 137-322 Stephen J. Harris, General Motors R&D While battery performance is well...

  17. Thermal Cycling on Fatigue Failure of the Plutonium Vitrification Melter

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    Jordan, Jeffrey; Gorczyca, Jennifer

    2009-02-11

    One method for disposition of excess plutonium is vitrification into cylindrical wasteforms. Due to the hazards of working with plutonium, the vitrification process must be carried out remotely in a shielded environment. Thus, the equipment must be easily maintained. With their simple design, induction melters satisfy this criterion, making them ideal candidates for plutonium vitrification. However, due to repeated heating and cooling cycles and differences in coefficients of thermal expansion of contacting materials fatigue failure of the induction melter is of concern. Due to the cost of the melter, the number of cycles to failure is critical. This paper presents a method for determining the cycles to failure for an induction melter by using the results from thermal and structural analyses as input to a fatigue failure model.

  18. Large-Scale Atomistic Simulations of Material Failure

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    Abraham, Farid [IBM Almaden Research; Duchaineau, Mark [LLNL; Wirth, Brian [LLNL; Heidelberg,; Seager, Mark [LLNL; De La Rubia, Diaz [LLNL

    These simulations from 2000 examine the supersonic propagation of cracks and the formation of complex junction structures in metals. Eight simulations concerning brittle fracture, ductile failure, and shockless compression are available.

  19. FAILURE PREDICTION AND STRESS ANALYSIS OF MICROCUTTING TOOLS 

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    Chittipolu, Sujeev

    2010-07-14

    -based products are limited because silicon is brittle. Products can be made from other engineering materials and need to be machined in microscale. This research deals with predicting microtool failure by studying spindle runout and tool deflection effects...

  20. Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis -Array D

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    , and have verified that Receivers A and B are failure isolated. This FMECA reflects the F ACI configuration 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14... ·~:=.fRET DRAWING IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARDS PRESCRIBED

  1. Pathogenesis of the Erythroid Failure in Diamond Blackfan Anemia

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    Sieff, Colin A.

    Diamond Blackfan anaemia (DBA) is a severe congenital failure of erythropoiesis. Despite mutations in one of several ribosome protein genes, including RPS19, the cause of the erythroid specificity is still a mystery. We ...

  2. RECOGNITION OF BEARING FAILURES USING WAVELETS AND NEURAL NETWORKS

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    ­ scribed and investigated for their usefulness in the recognition of bearing failures in a submersible pump cracks give rise to relative short­time transients in the vibra­ tion signal. As wear progresses

  3. Failure Mode and Sensitivity Analysis of Gas Lift Valves

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    Gilbertson, Eric W.

    Gas-lifted oil wells are susceptible to failure through malfunction of gas lift valves. This is a growing concern as offshore wells are drilled thousands of meters below the ocean floor in extreme temperature and pressure ...

  4. Queueing systems subject to random server failures: an approximation 

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    Matis, Timothy

    1998-01-01

    research into finding exact or approximate methods that adjust key performance measures of a system to reflect server failures. Many of the methods that have been developed suffer either from a high degree of computational complexity or from tight...

  5. Better Bearing Housing Seals Prevent Costly Machinery Failures 

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    Bloch, H. P.

    1993-01-01

    of these failures could be prevented through the use of appropriately engineered, properly selected, and suitably installed bearing housing seals. Associated savings in labor, materials, and energy would accrue due to extended oil change intervals and a portion...

  6. Geographically Correlated Failures in Power Networks Survivability Analysis

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    Hay, David

    . 2003 blackout in the Northeastern United States and Canada [32]) demonstrated that large-scale failures is dedicated to identifying Fig. 1. The development of the Sept. 8, 2011 San Diego blackout according to [11

  7. Geometric control of failure behavior in perforated sheets

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    Michelle M. Driscoll

    2014-11-20

    Adding perforations to a continuum sheet allows new modes of deformation, and thus modifies its elastic behavior. The failure behavior of such a perforated sheet is explored, using a model experimental system: a material containing a one-dimensional array of rectangular holes. In this model system, a transition in failure mode occurs as the spacing and aspect ratio of the holes are varied: rapid failure via a running crack is completely replaced by quasi-static failure which proceeds via the breaking of struts at random positions in the array of holes. I demonstrate that this transition can be connected to the loss of stress enhancement which occurs as the material geometry is modified.

  8. Characterization and detection of incipient underground cable failures 

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    Chaturbedi, Ritesh

    2002-01-01

    For distribution systems, failure of an underground cable results in an unscheduled outage. An unscheduled outage costs a utility manpower and materials, and affects their reliability index. Thus, the need for an on-line, ...

  9. Three essays on business failure: causality and prediction 

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    Zhang, Jin

    2009-05-15

    This dissertation investigates three issues on business failure causality and prediction. First, a nonlinear model for mathematical programming based discriminant analysis is studied. This study proposes a nonlinear model ...

  10. Making Sense of the Social Aspects of Business Failure 

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    Heinze, Ilka

    2011-11-23

    This study examines the process of entrepreneurial sense-making of business failure in the context of their social environment. Transcripts of semi-structured interviews with six entrepreneurs who experienced business ...

  11. Performance of wireless sensor networks under random node failures

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    Bradonjic, Milan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hagberg, Aric [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Feng, Pan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-28

    Networks are essential to the function of a modern society and the consequence of damages to a network can be large. Assessing network performance of a damaged network is an important step in network recovery and network design. Connectivity, distance between nodes, and alternative routes are some of the key indicators to network performance. In this paper, random geometric graph (RGG) is used with two types of node failure, uniform failure and localized failure. Since the network performance are multi-facet and assessment can be time constrained, we introduce four measures, which can be computed in polynomial time, to estimate performance of damaged RGG. Simulation experiments are conducted to investigate the deterioration of networks through a period of time. With the empirical results, the performance measures are analyzed and compared to provide understanding of different failure scenarios in a RGG.

  12. INVERSE-SQUARE LAW TESTS 1 TESTS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL

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    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    INVERSE-SQUARE LAW TESTS 1 TESTS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL INVERSE-SQUARE LAW E.G.Adelberger, B-1560 KEYWORDS: gravitation, experimental tests of inverse-square law, quantum gravity, extra dimensions ABSTRACT: We review recent experimental tests of the gravitational inverse-square law, and the wide variety

  13. Nahum Gelber Law Library A Self-Guided Library Tour

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    Kambhampati, Patanjali

    Nahum Gelber Law Library A Self-Guided Library Tour Welcome to the Nahum Gelber Law Library by the library and how to locate materials for assignments, course readings, reserves etc. The tour should take you about 30 minutes. The Nahum Gelber Law Library is one of the Faculty of Law buildings on the north

  14. Development of a failure prediction method for damaged tubular members 

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    Ritter, James Edward

    1992-01-01

    DEVELOPMENT OF A FAILURE PREDICTION METHOD FOR DAMAGED TUBULAR MEMBERS A Thesis by ZAMES EDWARD RITTER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1992 Major Subject: Civil Engineering DEVELOPMEMT OF A FAILURE PREDICTION METHOD FOR DAMAGED TUBULAR MEMBER8 A Thesis by JAMES EDWARD RITTER Approved as to style and content by: T ry L. Kohutek (Chair of Committee) Loren D. Lutes...

  15. On-clip high frequency reliability and failure test structures

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    Snyder, Eric S. (Albuquerque, NM); Campbell, David V. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1997-01-01

    Self-stressing test structures for realistic high frequency reliability characterizations. An on-chip high frequency oscillator, controlled by DC signals from off-chip, provides a range of high frequency pulses to test structures. The test structures provide information with regard to a variety of reliability failure mechanisms, including hot-carriers, electromigration, and oxide breakdown. The system is normally integrated at the wafer level to predict the failure mechanisms of the production integrated circuits on the same wafer.

  16. The Failure of Environmental Education [And How We Can Fix It

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    Hamilton-Smith, Elery

    2011-01-01

    The Failure of Environmental Education [And How We Can FixThe Failure of Environmental Education [And How We Can Fix

  17. Localization and activation of CaMKII delta isoforms and their involvement in heart failure

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    Mishra, Shikha

    2010-01-01

    hypertrophy and heart failure ..CaMKII mediated hypertrophy and heart failure .. I.F.II.C. Preparation of heart tissue extract and cell lysate

  18. Module No: 420151Political systems and constitutional lawModule Title: Constitutional lawPre-requisite

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    Module No: 420151Political systems and constitutional lawModule Title: Constitutional lawPre-requisite: Module Type: department requirementModule level: First Year Evening StudyDaytime StudyCredit Hours: 3 Academic rank Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module coordinator jo

  19. Ecological Economics 29 (1999) 473483 The second law, the fourth law, recycling and limits to growth

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    1999-01-01

    Ecological Economics 29 (1999) 473­483 ANALYSIS The second law, the fourth law, recycling that there must be a large stockpile of inactive materials as well as an exogenous source of exergy (e.g. from energy (i.e. exergy) is ultimately the only scarce element be- cause, if enough of it is available, all

  20. On Power Law Inflation in DBI Models

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    Michal Spalinski

    2007-04-26

    Inflationary models in string theory which identify the inflaton with an open string modulus lead to effective field theories with non-canonical kinetic terms: Dirac-Born-Infeld scalar field theories. In the case of a $D$-brane moving in an AdS throat with a quadratic scalar field potential DBI kinetic terms allow a novel realization of power law inflation. This note adresses the question of whether this behaviour is special to this particular choice of throat geometry and potential. The answer is that for any throat geometry one can explicitly find a potential which leads to power law inflation. This generalizes the well known fact that an exponential potential gives power law inflation in the case of canonical kinetic terms.

  1. Memory Constraints for Power-Law Series

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    Guo, Fangjian; Zhao, Zhi-Dan; Zhou, Tao

    2015-01-01

    Many time series produced by complex systems are empirically found to follow power-law distributions with different exponents $\\alpha$. By permuting the independently drawn samples from a power-law distribution, we present non-trivial bounds on the memory (1st-order autocorrelation) as a function of $\\alpha$, which are markedly different from the ordinary $\\pm 1$ bounds for Gaussian or uniform distributions. When $1 3$, the upper bound remains +1 while the lower bound descends below 0. Theoretical bounds agree well with numerical simulations. Based on the ratings of MovieLens and posts in Twitter, we also find that empirical power-law distributed data produced by human activities conform to such constraints.

  2. Entanglement area law from specific heat capacity

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    Fernando G. S. L. Brandao; Marcus Cramer

    2015-08-20

    We study the scaling of entanglement in low-energy states of quantum many-body models on lattices of arbitrary dimensions. We allow for unbounded Hamiltonians such that systems with bosonic degrees of freedom are included. We show that if at low enough temperatures the specific heat capacity of the model decays exponentially with inverse temperature, the entanglement in every low-energy state satisfies an area law (with a logarithmic correction). This behaviour of the heat capacity is typically observed in gapped systems. Assuming merely that the low-temperature specific heat decays polynomially with temperature, we find a subvolume scaling of entanglement. Our results give experimentally verifiable conditions for area laws, show that they are a generic property of low-energy states of matter, and, to the best of our knowledge, constitute the first proof of an area law for unbounded Hamiltonians beyond those that are integrable.

  3. The elliptical power law profile lens

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    Tessore, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    The deflection, potential, shear and magnification of a gravitational lens following an elliptical power law mass model are investigated. This mass model is derived from the circular power law profile through a rescaling of the axes, similar to the case of a singular isothermal ellipsoid. The resulting deflection can be calculated explicitly and given in terms of the Gaussian hypergeometric function. Analytic expressions for the remaining lensing properties are found as well. Because the power law profile lens contains a number of well-known lens models as special cases, the equivalence of the new expressions with known results is checked. Finally, it is shown how these results naturally lead to a fast and accurate numerical scheme for computing the deflection and other lens quantities, making this method a useful tool for realistically modelling observed lenses.

  4. Benford's Law Applies To Online Social Networks

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    Benford's Law states that the frequency of first digits of numbers in naturally occurring systems is not evenly distributed. Numbers beginning with a 1 occur roughly 30\\% of the time, and are six times more common than numbers beginning with a 9. We show that Benford's Law applies to social and behavioral features of users in online social networks. We consider social data from five major social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Live Journal. We show that the distribution of first significant digits of friend and follower counts for users in these systems follow Benford's Law. The same holds for the number of posts users make. We extend this to egocentric networks, showing that friend counts among the people in an individual's social network also follow the expected distribution. We discuss how this can be used to detect suspicious or fraudulent activity online and to validate datasets.

  5. Fractional conservation laws in optimal control theory

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    Gastao S. F. Frederico; Delfim F. M. Torres

    2007-11-05

    Using the recent formulation of Noether's theorem for the problems of the calculus of variations with fractional derivatives, the Lagrange multiplier technique, and the fractional Euler-Lagrange equations, we prove a Noether-like theorem to the more general context of the fractional optimal control. As a corollary, it follows that in the fractional case the autonomous Hamiltonian does not define anymore a conservation law. Instead, it is proved that the fractional conservation law adds to the Hamiltonian a new term which depends on the fractional-order of differentiation, the generalized momentum, and the fractional derivative of the state variable.

  6. Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency: Public Law 109-431

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    Brown, Richard; Alliance to Save Energy; ICF Incorporated; ERG Incorporated; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    2008-01-01

    shutdown or failure of the on-site generator. Use of theand standby diesel generators. The failure modes of these

  7. Electric power monthly, June 1994

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    Not Available

    1994-06-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. Data in this report are presented for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  8. Electric power monthly: March 1996, with data for December 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-03-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decision makers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended. 69 tabs.

  9. Quarterly coal report, July--September 1993

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    Not Available

    1994-02-18

    The Quarterly Coal Report (QCR) provides comprehensive information about US coal production, distribution, exports, imports, receipts, prices, consumption, and stocks to a wide audience, including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the coal industry, and the general public. Coke production, consumption, distribution, imports, and exports data are also provided. The data presented in the QCR are collected and published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to fulfill data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275), as amended.

  10. Electric power monthly, May 1997 with data for February 1997

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    1997-05-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended. 63 tabs.

  11. Electric power monthly: February 1995, with data for November 1994

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    1995-02-22

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended. 64 tabs.

  12. Electric power monthly, January 1999 with data for October 1998

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1999-01-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended. 1 fig., 63 tabs.

  13. Electric power monthly, July 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-07-29

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. Data in this report are presented for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  14. Electric power monthly, July 1998 with data for April 1998

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    1998-07-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  15. Electric power monthly, April 1998, with data for January 1998

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1998-04-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended. 63 tabs.

  16. Electric power monthly with data for November 1996

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    1997-02-01

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  17. Electric power monthly, August 1994

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    Not Available

    1994-08-24

    The Electric Power Monthly (EPM) presents monthly electricity statistics. The purpose of this publication is to provide energy decisionmakers with accurate and timely information that may be used in forming various perspectives on electric issues that lie ahead. Data in this report are presented for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The EIA collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended.

  18. PDC IC WELD FAILURE EVALUATION AND RESOLUTION

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    Korinko, P.; Howard, S.; Maxwell, D.; Fiscus, J.

    2012-04-16

    During final preparations for start of the PDCF Inner Can (IC) qualification effort, welding was performed on an automated weld system known as the PICN. During the initial weld, using a pedigree canister and plug, a weld defect was observed. The defect resulted in a hole in the sidewall of the canister, and it was observed that the plug sidewall had not been consumed. This was a new type of failure not seen during development and production of legacy Bagless Transfer Cans (FB-Line/Hanford). Therefore, a team was assembled to determine the root cause and to determine if the process could be improved. After several brain storming sessions (MS and T, R and D Engineering, PDC Project), an evaluation matrix was established to direct this effort. The matrix identified numerous activities that could be taken and then prioritized those activities. This effort was limited by both time and resources (the number of canisters and plugs available for testing was limited). A discovery process was initiated to evaluate the Vendor's IC fabrication process relative to legacy processes. There were no significant findings, however, some information regarding forging/anneal processes could not be obtained. Evaluations were conducted to compare mechanical properties of the PDC canisters relative to the legacy canisters. Some differences were identified, but mechanical properties were determined to be consistent with legacy materials. A number of process changes were also evaluated. A heat treatment procedure was established that could reduce the magnetic characteristics to levels similar to the legacy materials. An in-situ arc annealing process was developed that resulted in improved weld characteristics for test articles. Also several tack welds configurations were addressed, it was found that increasing the number of tack welds (and changing the sequence) resulted in decreased can to plug gaps and a more stable weld for test articles. Incorporating all of the process improvements for the actual can welding process, however, did not result in an improved weld geometry. Several possibilities for the lack of positive response exist, some of which are that (1) an insufficient number of test articles were welded under prototypic conditions, (2) the process was not optimized so that significant improvements were observable over the 'noise', and (3) the in-situ arc anneal closed the gap down too much so the can was unable to exhaust pressure ahead of the weld. Several operational and mechanical improvements were identified. The weld clamps were changed to a design consistent with those used in the legacy operations. A helium puff operation was eliminated; it is believed that this operation was the cause of the original weld defect. Also, timing of plug mast movement was found to correspond with weld irregularities. The timing of the movement was changed to occur during weld head travel between tacks. In the end a three sequential tack weld process followed by a pulse weld at the same current and travel speed as was used for the legacy processes was suggested for use during the IC qualification effort. Relative to legacy welds, the PDC IC weld demonstrates greater fluctuation in the region of the weld located between tack welds. However, canister weld response (canister to canister) is consistent and with the aid of the optical mapping system (for targeting the cut position) is considered adequate. DR measurements and METs show the PDC IC welds to have sufficient ligament length to ensure adequate canister pressure/impact capacity and to ensure adequate stub function. The PDC welding process has not been optimized as a result of this effort. Differences remain between the legacy BTC welds and the PDC IC weld, but these differences are not sufficient to prevent resumption of the current PDC IC qualification effort. During the PDC IC qualification effort, a total of 17 cans will be welded and a variety of tests/inspections will be performed. The extensive data collected during that qualification effort should be of a sufficient population to determ

  19. Occupational safety and health law handbook

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    Sarvadi, D.G. [ed.; Keller; Heckman

    1999-09-01

    This book reviews the regulations and standards governing the protection of employees in the workplace and provides insight into dealing with pertinent regulations and regulatory authorities. Written for safety professionals, industrial hygienists, human resource professionals, attorneys, and students, this companion to Government Institutes' best-selling ``Environmental Law Handbook'' offers the legal fundamentals behind occupational safety and health laws in one concise and authoritative volume. In 19 chapters, the authoring law firm of Keller and Heckman cover the OSHAct and its development; OSHA, NIOSH, and OSHRC; the roles played by other regulatory agencies; the OSHA rulemaking process; OSHA Standards and the General Duty Clause; record keeping and reporting; employers' and employees' rights; inspections; violations, penalties, and how to contest them; criminal prosecutions; state plans; industry-specific issues; OSHA reform; and international regulations and standards. This book references approximately 400 seminal OSHA legal decisions from the approximately 1,300 cases on record and includes coverage of Canadian and European Community regulations, making it the first comprehensive global overview of occupational safety and health law.

  20. International College of Business, Economics and Law

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    , to labour market economics, and fraudulent claims in insurance law. The broad spectrum of research activity in Business include: · Centre of Consumer Confidence Studies (CCCS) · Finance and Risk Management · Institute-Business Research (CeBR) · Technology and Innovation Management Research groups in Economics include: · Labour

  1. law.wayne.edu Admissions Bulletin

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Abbatt, '83 Hon. Nancy G. Edmunds, '76 Hon. Marilyn Kelly, '71 Thomas G. Kienbaum, '68 E. Powell Miller, '57 Maurice S. Binkow Richard J. Burstein, '69 Robert M. Carson, '68 Eric T. Carver, '97 Ina C. Cohen are a family here." -- Jocelyn Benson Dean " introduction02 Jocelyn Benson was named dean of Wayne Law in June

  2. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and

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    Wolf, Aaron

    1 23 International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics ISSN 1567-9764 Int Environ Service ICC 301, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA A. Drieschova Department of Political ``traditional'' issues such as hydro- power, water allocation and irrigation are still important

  3. Today's Material Gauss' Law and Flux

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    Ashlock, Dan

    Field Lines' #12;© 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. The Concept of Flux Consider a box surrounding a region;© 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. The Concept of Flux Consider a box surrounding a region of space. We can.1 ­ 22.3 Next lecture · More on Gauss's law #12;Copyright © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing

  4. Selected Bibliography Law, Information Policy, and

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Selected Bibliography on Law, Information Policy, and Spatial Databases Compiled by: Harlan J 04469-5711 National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Report 94-2 #12;ii Preface, Information Policy, and Spatial Databases. Articles have been placed within one of the following categories: 1

  5. Patent Law and Complementary Innovations Yann Mnirey

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Patent Law and Complementary Innovations Yann Ménièrey CERNA, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des mines: Innovation, Patent, R&D, Complementarity I am grateful to John Barton, Matthieu Glachant, François Lévêque #12;The patent system was initially designed to provide incentives to develop stand-alone innovations

  6. A Taxonomy of Tort Law Defences

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    467 19 A Taxonomy of Tort Law Defences James Goudkamp* Introduction This chapter addresses defences". A taxonomy of defences will then be delineated. Thereafter, it will be suggested how a substantial number of defences should be categorised within the taxonomy. The analysis here will be illustrated with examples

  7. QER- Comment of Western Environmental Law Center

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To whom it may concern, I provided the following comments at the public meeting in Santa Fe, NM on 8/11/14: My name is Thomas Singer, and I am a Senior Policy Advisor at the Western Environmental Law Center.

  8. Wien's Displacement Law in Rindler Space

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    De, Sanchari; Ghosh, Sutapa; Chakrabarty, Somenath

    2015-01-01

    In this article we have developed a formalism to obtained the modified form of Wien's displacement law when the wall of the enclosure containing a photon gas is expanding adiabatically with a uniform acceleration. We have also studied the gravitational redshift of photons inside the enclosure using the prescription of extended relativistic dynamics with an upper limit of acceleration.

  9. On multitemporal generalization of Newton's gravitational law

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    V. D. Ivashchuk

    2009-05-15

    A n-time generalization of Newton's law (of universal gravitation) formula in N =n + d + 1-dimensional space-time is conjectured. This formula implies a relation for effective N-dimensional gravitational constant G_{eff} = G cos^2 \\theta, where \\theta is the angle between the direction of motion of two particles in n-dimensional time manifold R^n.

  10. Diffusion Processes Satisfying a Conservation Law Constraint

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    Bakosi, J.; Ristorcelli, J. R.

    2014-03-04

    We investigate coupled stochastic differential equations governing N non-negative continuous random variables that satisfy a conservation principle. In various fields a conservation law requires that a set of fluctuating variables be non-negative and (if appropriately normalized) sum to one. As a result, any stochastic differential equation model to be realizable must not produce events outside of the allowed sample space. We develop a set of constraints on the drift and diffusion terms of such stochastic models to ensure that both the non-negativity and the unit-sum conservation law constraint are satisfied as the variables evolve in time. We investigate the consequencesmore »of the developed constraints on the Fokker-Planck equation, the associated system of stochastic differential equations, and the evolution equations of the first four moments of the probability density function. We show that random variables, satisfying a conservation law constraint, represented by stochastic diffusion processes, must have diffusion terms that are coupled and nonlinear. The set of constraints developed enables the development of statistical representations of fluctuating variables satisfying a conservation law. We exemplify the results with the bivariate beta process and the multivariate Wright-Fisher, Dirichlet, and Lochner’s generalized Dirichlet processes.« less

  11. New York City Bar Environmental Law Committee

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    Columbia University

    1 New York City Bar Environmental Law Committee A Public Debate: Is Thermal Treatment of Solid Wastes Good for New York City? March 22, 2007 New York City Bar Association Great Hall 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY Nickolas J. Themelis (njt1@columbia.edu; www.columbia.edu/cu/earth; www

  12. Using Newton's Law for Dark Energy

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    Paul Frampton

    2012-09-24

    A model is introduced in which Newton's law is modified between matter and dark energy corpuscles (DECs). The model predicts that the DEC component is presently decelerating in its expansion at 14% of the magnitude of the matter expansion acceleration. In the future, expansion of the DEC universe will continue to decelerate.

  13. Identification of reactor vessel failures using spatiotemporal neural networks

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    Roh, C.H.; Chang, H.S.; Kim, H.G.; Chang, S.H. [Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering

    1996-12-01

    Identification of vessel failures provides operators and technical support center personnel with important information to manage severe accidents in a nuclear power plant. It may be very difficult, however, for operators to identify a reactor vessel failure simply by watching temporal trends of some parameters because they have not experienced severe accidents. Therefore, the authors propose a methodology on the identification of pressurized water reactor (PWR) vessel failure for severe accident management using spatiotemporal neural network (STN). STN can deal directly with the spatial and temporal aspects of input signals and can well identify a time-varying problem. Target patterns of seven parameter signals were generated for training the network from the modular accident in nuclear power plants. They integrated MAAP code with STN in on-line system to mimic real accident situation in nuclear power plants. Using new pattern of signals that had never been used for training, the identification capability of STN was tested in a real-time manner. At the tests, STN developed in this study demonstrated acceptable performance in identifying the occurrence of a vessel failure. It is found that STN techniques can be extended to the identification of other key events such as onset of core uncovery, coremelt initiation, containment failure, etc.

  14. Analysis of Dam Failure in the Saluda River February 8, 2005

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    Morrow, James A.

    Analysis of Dam Failure in the Saluda River Valley February 8, 2005 Abstract We identify and model two possible failure modes for the Saluda Dam: gradual failure due to an enlarging breach and sudden catas- trophic failure due to liqui#12;cation of the dam. For the #12;rst case we de- scribe the breach

  15. Leveraging Client-Side DNS Failure Patterns to Identify Malicious Behaviors

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    Giaccone, Paolo

    . In addition to DNS failures generated by domain-flux bots, we discover many diverse and stealthy failure generate DNS query failures, i.e., domain name queries to which the DNS server replies with an error- tal questions: (i) what can we learn from the DNS failures generated by a client machine? (ii) what

  16. Failure Modes of Vacuum Plasma Spray Tungsten Coating Created on Carbon Fibre Composites under Thermal Loads

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    Failure Modes of Vacuum Plasma Spray Tungsten Coating Created on Carbon Fibre Composites under Thermal Loads

  17. UNH and UNH School of Law Student Exchange Program Guidelines The Affiliation Agreement between the University of New Hampshire ("UNH") and Franklin Pierce Law

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    the University of New Hampshire ("UNH") and Franklin Pierce Law Center provides that the Law Center will become the University of New Hampshire School of Law ("UNH School of Law") and that the two institutions will work

  18. Statistical analysis of cascading failures in power grids

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    Chertkov, Michael; Pfitzner, Rene; Turitsyn, Konstantin

    2010-12-01

    We introduce a new microscopic model of cascading failures in transmission power grids. This model accounts for automatic response of the grid to load fluctuations that take place on the scale of minutes, when optimum power flow adjustments and load shedding controls are unavailable. We describe extreme events, caused by load fluctuations, which cause cascading failures of loads, generators and lines. Our model is quasi-static in the causal, discrete time and sequential resolution of individual failures. The model, in its simplest realization based on the Directed Current description of the power flow problem, is tested on three standard IEEE systems consisting of 30, 39 and 118 buses. Our statistical analysis suggests a straightforward classification of cascading and islanding phases in terms of the ratios between average number of removed loads, generators and links. The analysis also demonstrates sensitivity to variations in line capacities. Future research challenges in modeling and control of cascading outages over real-world power networks are discussed.

  19. Failure modes and effects analysis of fusion magnet systems

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    Zimmermann, M; Kazimi, M S; Siu, N O; Thome, R J

    1988-12-01

    A failure modes and consequence analysis of fusion magnet system is an important contributor towards enhancing the design by improving the reliability and reducing the risk associated with the operation of magnet systems. In the first part of this study, a failure mode analysis of a superconducting magnet system is performed. Building on the functional breakdown and the fault tree analysis of the Toroidal Field (TF) coils of the Next European Torus (NET), several subsystem levels are added and an overview of potential sources of failures in a magnet system is provided. The failure analysis is extended to the Poloidal Field (PF) magnet system. Furthermore, an extensive analysis of interactions within the fusion device caused by the operation of the PF magnets is presented in the form of an Interaction Matrix. A number of these interactions may have significant consequences for the TF magnet system particularly interactions triggered by electrical failures in the PF magnet system. In the second part of this study, two basic categories of electrical failures in the PF magnet system are examined: short circuits between the terminals of external PF coils, and faults with a constant voltage applied at external PF coil terminals. An electromagnetic model of the Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT) is used to examine the mechanical load conditions for the PF and the TF coils resulting from these fault scenarios. It is found that shorts do not pose large threats to the PF coils. Also, the type of plasma disruption has little impact on the net forces on the PF and the TF coils. 39 refs., 30 figs., 12 tabs.

  20. Power-laws and Non-Power-laws in Dark Matter Halos

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    R. N. Henriksen

    2006-09-05

    Simulated dark matter profiles are often modelled as a `NFW' density profile rather than a single power law. Recently, attention has turned to the rather rigorous power-law behaviour exhibited by the `pseudo phase-space density' of the dark matter halo, which is defined dimensionally in terms of the local density and velocity dispersion of the dark matter particles. The non-power-law behaviour of the density profile is generally taken to exclude simple scale-free, in-fall models; however the power-law behaviour of the `pseudo-density' is a counter indication. We argue in this paper that both behaviours may be at least qualitatively understood in terms of a dynamically evolving self-similarity, rather than the form for self-similar infall that is fixed by cosmological initial conditions. The evolution is likely due to collective relaxation such as that provided by the radial-orbit instability on large scales. We deduce, from a distribution function given by first order coarse-graining, both the NFW-type density profile and the power-law pseudo-density profile. The results are not greatly sensitive to variation about 3 in the power of the velocity dispersion used in the definition of the phase space pseudo-density. We suggest that the power 2 may create the more physical quantity, whose deviations from a power-law are a diagnostic of incomplete relaxation.

  1. Ground control failures. A pictorial view of case studies

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    Peng, S.S.

    2007-07-01

    The book shows, in pictorial views, many forms and/or stages of types of failures in mines, for instance, cutter, roof falls, and cribs. In each case, the year of occurrence is stated in the beginning so that the environment or technological background under which it occurred are reflected. The narrative than begins with the mining and geological conditions, followed by a description of the ground control problems and recommended solutions and results, if any. The sections cover failure of pillars, roof falls, longwall, roof bolting, multiple-seam mining, floor heave, longwall, flooding and weathering of coal, old workings, and shortwall and thin-seam plow longwall.

  2. Selective Recovery From Failures In A Task Parallel Programming Model

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    Dinan, James S.; Singri, Arjun; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram

    2010-05-17

    We present a fault tolerant task pool execution environment that is capable of performing fine-grain selective restart using a lightweight, distributed task completion tracking mechanism. Compared with conventional checkpoint/restart techniques, this system offers a recovery penalty that is proportional to the degree of failure rather than the system size. We evaluate this system using the Self Consistent Field (SCF) kernel which forms an important component in ab initio methods for computational chemistry. Experimental results indicate that fault tolerant task pools are robust in the presence of an arbitrary number of failures and that they offer low overhead in the absence of faults.

  3. Do the Laws of Nature and Physics Agree About What is Allowed and Forbidden?

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    Mario Rabinowitz

    2001-03-31

    There are countless examples in the history of science that not only were the laws of physics often incomplete and more limited in their domain of validity than was realized, but at times they missed the mark completely. Despite this, our collective memory is often short on such matters, focusing on present triumphs and quickly forgetting past failures. This makes us less tolerant to that which challenges present orthodoxy. It may be of value to recall such past deficiences as well as present shortcomings, particularly since science may always be encumbered with such limitations. We can avoid serious pitfalls if we let the past serve as a guide to the future. Subjects covered will include Godel's theorem, superconductivity, zero-point energy, the quantum and classical Aharonov-Bohm and similar effects, theories of general relativity, Mach's principle, black hole radiation, ball lightning, and the universe(s).

  4. Do the Laws of Nature and Physics Agree About What is Allowed and Forbidden?

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    Rabinowitz, M

    2001-01-01

    There are countless examples in the history of science that not only were the laws of physics often incomplete and more limited in their domain of validity than was realized, but at times they missed the mark completely. Despite this, our collective memory is often short on such matters, focusing on present triumphs and quickly forgetting past failures. This makes us less tolerant to that which challenges present orthodoxy. It may be of value to recall such past deficiences as well as present shortcomings, particularly since science may always be encumbered with such limitations. We can avoid serious pitfalls if we let the past serve as a guide to the future. Subjects covered will include Godel's theorem, superconductivity, zero-point energy, the quantum and classical Aharonov-Bohm and similar effects, theories of general relativity, Mach's principle, black hole radiation, ball lightning, and the universe(s).

  5. QER - Comment of Environmental Law & Policy Center | Department...

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

    Environmental Law & Policy Center QER - Comment of Environmental Law & Policy Center From: Stephanie Chase SChase@elpc.org Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:02 PM To: QERcomments...

  6. The Constitutionality of Kansas Laws Targeting Sex Offenders

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    McAllister, Stephen R.

    1997-01-01

    Kansas, like many States, has enacted various laws in the past several years responding to concerns about sex offenders and public safety. Most prominent are state laws that substantially increase the criminal punishment ...

  7. Tests of the Gravitational Inverse-Square Law

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    E. G. Adelberger; B. R. Heckel; A. E. Nelson

    2003-07-22

    We review recent experimental tests of the gravitational inverse-square law and the wide variety of theoretical considerations that suggest the law may break down in experimentally accessible regions.

  8. TRANSBOUNDARY GROUNDWATER AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: PAST PRACTICES AND CURRENT IMPLICATIONS

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    Wolf, Aaron

    TRANSBOUNDARY GROUNDWATER AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: PAST PRACTICES AND CURRENT IMPLICATIONS By Kyoko........................................................................................................................................ 1 2. The Notion of Transboundary Groundwater................................................................................... 3 3. Evolution of International Groundwater Management in Environmental Law

  9. Derrick A. Bell Jr., RACE, RACISM AND AMERICAN LAW

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    Payne, William

    1983-01-01

    Derrick A. Bell Jr. , RACE, RACISM AND AMERICAN LAW. Little,1. D. A. BELL JR. , RACE, RACISM AND AMERICAN LAW xxvii (2dhereinafter cited as BFLL, Racism]. 2. Id. at xxiv. 3. Id.

  10. Aliens in Medieval Law: The Origins of Modern Citizenship (review)

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    Turner, Wendy J.

    2001-01-01

    REVIEWS Keechang Kim, Aliens in Medieval Law: The Origins ofhis thought-provoking work Aliens in Medieval Law, Keechangmedieval world to citizen and alien at the beginning of the

  11. Forensic imaging tools for law enforcement

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    SMITHPETER,COLIN L.; SANDISON,DAVID R.; VARGO,TIMOTHY D.

    2000-01-01

    Conventional methods of gathering forensic evidence at crime scenes are encumbered by difficulties that limit local law enforcement efforts to apprehend offenders and bring them to justice. Working with a local law-enforcement agency, Sandia National Laboratories has developed a prototype multispectral imaging system that can speed up the investigative search task and provide additional and more accurate evidence. The system, called the Criminalistics Light-imaging Unit (CLU), has demonstrated the capabilities of locating fluorescing evidence at crime scenes under normal lighting conditions and of imaging other types of evidence, such as untreated fingerprints, by direct white-light reflectance. CLU employs state of the art technology that provides for viewing and recording of the entire search process on videotape. This report describes the work performed by Sandia to design, build, evaluate, and commercialize CLU.

  12. Maxwell's equal area law for Lovelock Thermodynamics

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    Xu, Hao

    2015-01-01

    We present the construction of Maxwell's equal area law for the Guass-Bonnet AdS black holes in $d=5,6$ and third order Lovelock AdS black holes in $d=7,8$. The equal area law can be used to find the number and location of the points of intersection in the plots of Gibbs free energy, so that we can get the thermodynamically preferred solution which corresponds to the first order phase transition. We have the radius of the small and larger black holes in the phase transition which share the same Gibbs free energy. The latent heat can also be calculated. For the third order Lovelock AdS black holes in $d=8$, the first order phase transition can be found in $T_t

  13. Maxwell's equal area law for Lovelock Thermodynamics

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    Hao Xu; Zhen-Ming Xu

    2015-10-22

    We present the construction of Maxwell's equal area law for the Guass-Bonnet AdS black holes in $d=5,6$ and third order Lovelock AdS black holes in $d=7,8$. The equal area law can be used to find the number and location of the points of intersection in the plots of Gibbs free energy, so that we can get the thermodynamically preferred solution which corresponds to the first order phase transition. We have the radius of the small and larger black holes in the phase transition which share the same Gibbs free energy. The latent heat can also be calculated. For the third order Lovelock AdS black holes in $d=8$, the first order phase transition can be found in $T_t

  14. Scaling laws of solar and stellar flares

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    Markus J. Aschwanden; Robert A. Stern; Manuel Güdel

    2007-10-12

    In this study we compile for the first time comprehensive data sets of solar and stellar flare parameters, including flare peak temperatures T_p, flare peak volume emission measures EM_p, and flare durations t_f from both solar and stellar data, as well as flare length scales L from solar data. Key results are that both the solar and stellar data are consistent with a common scaling law of EM_p ~ T_p^4.7, but the stellar flares exhibit ~250 times higher emission measures (at the same flare peak temperature). For solar flares we observe also systematic trends for the flare length scale L(T_p) ~ T_p^0.9 and the flare duration t_F(T_p) ~ T_p^0.9 as a function of the flare peak temperature. Using the theoretical RTV scaling law and the fractal volume scaling observed for solar flares, i.e., V(L) ~ L^2.4, we predict a scaling law of EM_p ~ T_p^4.3, which is consistent with observations, and a scaling law for electron densities in flare loops, n_p ~ T_p^2/L ~ T_p^1.1. The RTV-predicted electron densities were also found to be consistent with densities inferred from total emission measures, n_p=(EM_p/q_V*V)^1/2, using volume filling factors of q_V=0.03-0.08 constrained by fractal dimensions measured in solar flares. Our results affect also the determination of radiative and conductive cooling times, thermal energies, and frequency distributions of solar and stellar flare energies.

  15. Fractal Weyl law for Linux Kernel Architecture

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    L. Ermann; A. D. Chepelianskii; D. L. Shepelyansky

    2010-09-16

    We study the properties of spectrum and eigenstates of the Google matrix of a directed network formed by the procedure calls in the Linux Kernel. Our results obtained for various versions of the Linux Kernel show that the spectrum is characterized by the fractal Weyl law established recently for systems of quantum chaotic scattering and the Perron-Frobenius operators of dynamical maps. The fractal Weyl exponent is found to be $\

  16. Local semicircle law for random regular graphs

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    Roland Bauerschmidt; Antti Knowles; Horng-Tzer Yau

    2015-05-26

    We consider random $d$-regular graphs on $N$ vertices, with degree $d$ at least $(\\log N)^4$. We prove that the Green's function of the adjacency matrix and the Stieltjes transform of its empirical spectral measure are well approximated by Wigner's semicircle law, down to the optimal scale given by the typical eigenvalue spacing (up to a logarithmic correction). Aside from well-known consequences for the local eigenvalue distribution, this result implies the complete delocalization of all eigenvectors.

  17. Covariant Balance Laws in Continua with Microstructure

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    Arash Yavari; Jerrold E. Marsden

    2008-11-13

    The purpose of this paper is to extend the Green-Naghdi-Rivlin balance of energy method to continua with microstructure. The key idea is to replace the group of Galilean transformations with the group of diffeomorphisms of the ambient space. A key advantage is that one obtains in a natural way all the needed balance laws on both the macro and micro levels along with two Doyle-Erickson formulas.

  18. Laws of thermodynamics and game theory

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    Lev Sakhnovich

    2011-05-23

    Using a game theory approach and a new extremal problem, Gibbs formula is proved in a most simple and general way for the classical mechanics case. A corresponding conjecture on the asymptotics of the classical entropy is formulated. For the ordinary quantum mechanics case, the third law of thermodynamics is derived. Some results on the number of ground states and residual entropy are obtained rigorously.

  19. Simple scaling laws for astrophysical jets

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    M. Huarte-Espinosa; S. Mendoza

    2006-07-15

    The idea of a unified model for all astrophysical jets has been considered for quite some time. We present here a few scaling laws relevant to all type of astrophysical jets, analogous to those of \\citet{sams96} which are widely used for astrophysical black holes. We use Buckingham's $ \\Pi $ theorem of dimensional analysis to obtain a family of dimensional relations among the physical quantities associated to astrophysical jets.

  20. The Bayesian Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    Bartolotta, Anthony; Leichenauer, Stefan; Pollack, Jason

    2015-01-01

    We derive a generalization of the Second Law of Thermodynamics that uses Bayesian updates to explicitly incorporate the effects of a measurement of a system at some point in its evolution. By allowing an experimenter's knowledge to be updated by the measurement process, this formulation resolves a tension between the fact that the entropy of a statistical system can sometimes fluctuate downward and the information-theoretic idea that knowledge of a stochastically-evolving system degrades over time. The Bayesian Second Law can be written as $\\Delta H(\\rho_m, \\rho) + \\langle \\mathcal{Q}\\rangle_{F|m}\\geq 0$, where $\\Delta H(\\rho_m, \\rho)$ is the change in the cross entropy between the original phase-space probability distribution $\\rho$ and the measurement-updated distribution $\\rho_m$, and $\\langle \\mathcal{Q}\\rangle_{F|m}$ is the expectation value of a generalized heat flow out of the system. We also derive refined versions of the Second Law that bound the entropy increase from below by a non-negative number, ...

  1. Law, Technology and the Environment in natural resource management

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    Law, Technology and the Environment in natural resource management: Forestry and illegal logging* May 2003 *E.P. Toyne. (in press). Law, Technology and the Environment in natural resource management://www.illegal-logging.info/uploads/paultoyne.pdf #12;INTRODUCTION In an ideal world there would be the combined application of law and technology

  2. Law, Technology and the Environment in natural resource management

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    Law, Technology and the Environment in natural resource management: Forestry and illegal logging* May 2003 *E.P. Toyne. (in press). Law, Technology and the Environment in natural resource management;INTRODUCTION In an ideal world there would be the combined application of law and technology leading

  3. Inconsistent Application of Environmental Laws and Policies to California's Oak

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    Inconsistent Application of Environmental Laws and Policies to California's Oak Woodlands1 Gregory of environmental laws and policies to California's oak woodlands and associated resources. Specifically, large of Environmental Laws and Policies to California's Oak Woodlands-- Giusti and Merenlender Oaks continue

  4. R E P O R T S Criminal Law

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    Fletcher, Robin

    Law Queen's R E P O R T S Criminal Law at Queen's: 50 Years of Leadership in Teaching Manager of Records, Registration and Communications deanna Morash Director, Career Services nancy Somers T S C O V E R S T O R Y 8 Criminal Law at Queen's: 50 Years of Leadership in Teaching and Scholarship F

  5. Fourier's Law for a Harmonic Crystal with Selfconsistent Stochastic Reservoirs

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    Fourier's Law for a Harmonic Crystal with Self­consistent Stochastic Reservoirs Federico Bonetto. The corresponding heat cur­ rent satisfies Fourier's law with a finite positive thermal conductivity which can also words: Fourier's law; harmonic crystal; non­equilibrium systems; ther­ modynamic limit; Green

  6. Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School of Law Master's Program

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School of Law Master's Program Advanced Program Through special on writing their doctoral thesis in seminars. #12;2L: 2nd year in the curriculum for students without basic knowledge of law, 1st year in the curriculum for students with basic knowledge of law 3L: 3rd year

  7. Power laws in economics and elsewhere J. Doyne Farmer

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    Power laws in economics and elsewhere J. Doyne Farmer and John Geanakoplos May 14, 2008 Abstract We review power laws in financial economics. This is a chapter from a preliminary draft of a book called of it applies to power laws in general ­ the nouns may change, but the underlying questions are similar in many

  8. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW

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    Weber, David J.

    with students. You can be part of a top ranked program in health law, environmental law, clinical law or trial/teachers, engaged in high impact research on some of the most pressing issues of the day. In the classroom "Is religious liberty a universally valid principle that can somehow be separated from politics, power

  9. MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW The Minor requires 24 UNITS.

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    Zhou, Xianghong Jasmine

    MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW The Minor requires 24 UNITS. Note: Minors must consist requirement. Psychology majors must take at least four courses in departments outside of Psychology toward to Psychology LAW 200 Law and Society Choose two from the following list: * PSYC 301L Cognitive

  10. FACULTY OF LAW www.philadelphia.edu.jo

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    FACULTY OF LAW STU D ENT HANDB O OK www.philadelphia.edu.jo www.philadelphia.edu.jo/elaw 2005 General and Important Directions for the Students 19 The Mission of Philadelphia Univer- sity 4 Law of Law at Philadelphia University is happy to present this handbook for you to be a mean of communication

  11. Center for National Security Law SELECTED FURTHER RESOURCES

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    Huang, Wei

    Center for National Security Law SELECTED FURTHER RESOURCES Articles Careers in National Security) Brown, The National Security Council: A Legal History (2008) Fernández-Sánchez, International Legal National Security Law Report) #12;Key Resources ABA National Security Law Report DC District Court

  12. On the First Law of Geography: A Reply Waldo Tobler

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    Tobler, Waldo

    F O R U M On the First Law of Geography: A Reply Waldo Tobler Geography Department, University at a panel on the first law of geography organized by him at the 2003 AAG meeting in New Orleans. The comments seem to fall into two camps: some reject the idea of ``laws'' in geography, and others feel

  13. Energy scaling laws for conically constrained thin elastic Jeremy Brandman

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    Energy scaling laws for conically constrained thin elastic sheets Jeremy Brandman , Robert V. Kohn Classification: 74B20, 74K20 Keywords: d-cone, thin elastic sheets, energy scaling laws 1 Introduction 1 consistent with a conical deformation? In particular: ­ What is the elastic energy scaling law

  14. LESSONS LEARNED FROM AN IMPOUNDMENT SLOPE FAILURE INVOLVING GEOSYNTHETICS

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    underwent final closure construction in the summer of 1994. The landfill previously accepted an average for the sedimentation pond and the landfill closure was completed by 31 December 1994. The GCL used at this site, Shearbox test, Failure, Landfill, Sedimentation pond AUTHORS: Kyle E. Nay, Environmental Specialist, Ohio

  15. Composting Successes and Failures Extending the Growing Season Workshop

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    3/18/2014 1 Composting Successes and Failures Extending the Growing Season Workshop LaMoine Nickel University of MN SWROC March 12, 2014 Beginning of compost process 9/6/2013 Finished compost product 11/19/2013 What is Composting Composting is a biological process in which microorganisms convert organic

  16. FAILURE BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION FOR A SPACE ANTENNA VIA NEURAL NETWORKS

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    FAILURE BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION FOR A SPACE ANTENNA VIA NEURAL NETWORKS Michcl A. Sartoi David Taylo Research Center Code 1941 BeteA Mayln 200845000 ABSTRACT Using neural networks, a method-layer perceptron, the second uses a multi-layer perceptron and neural networks trained with the quadratic

  17. Learning From NASA Mishaps: What Separates Success From Failure?

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    Rhoads, James

    1 Learning From NASA Mishaps: What Separates Success From Failure? Project Management Challenge Call? NASA Mishap. An unplanned event that results in at least one of the following: ­ Injury to non-NASA personnel, caused by NASA operations. ­ Damage to public or private property (including foreign property

  18. MEMS Reliability: Infrastructure, Test Structures, Experiments, and Failure Modes

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    TANNER,DANELLE M.; SMITH,NORMAN F.; IRWIN,LLOYD W.; EATON,WILLIAM P.; HELGESEN,KAREN SUE; CLEMENT,J. JOSEPH; MILLER,WILLIAM M.; MILLER,SAMUEL L.; DUGGER,MICHAEL T.; WALRAVEN,JEREMY A.; PETERSON,KENNETH A.

    2000-01-01

    The burgeoning new technology of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) shows great promise in the weapons arena. We can now conceive of micro-gyros, micro-surety systems, and micro-navigators that are extremely small and inexpensive. Do we want to use this new technology in critical applications such as nuclear weapons? This question drove us to understand the reliability and failure mechanisms of silicon surface-micromachined MEMS. Development of a testing infrastructure was a crucial step to perform reliability experiments on MEMS devices and will be reported here. In addition, reliability test structures have been designed and characterized. Many experiments were performed to investigate failure modes and specifically those in different environments (humidity, temperature, shock, vibration, and storage). A predictive reliability model for wear of rubbing surfaces in microengines was developed. The root causes of failure for operating and non-operating MEMS are discussed. The major failure mechanism for operating MEMS was wear of the polysilicon rubbing surfaces. Reliability design rules for future MEMS devices are established.

  19. FAILURE OF GPS FUNCTIONING CAUSED BY EXTREME SOLAR RADIO EVENTS

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    solar radio emission followed the flare exceeded power solar radio bursts (SRB) in all flares known tillFAILURE OF GPS FUNCTIONING CAUSED BY EXTREME SOLAR RADIO EVENTS E. L. Afraimovich1 , V. V. Demyanov1 , D. E. Gary2 , A. B. Ishin1 , and G. Ya. Smolkov1 1) Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics

  20. An Instability Leading to Failure of Polyethylene in Uniaxial Creep

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    An Instability Leading to Failure of Polyethylene in Uniaxial Creep L. J. ZAPAS and J. M. CRISSMAN model, a point of instability is pre- dicted for the uniaxial creep of high density polyethylene. From dead load experiments it has been found that the instabil- ity occurs for linear -polyethylene

  1. Backup strategy for robots' failures in an automotive assembly system

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    Ben-Gal, Irad E.

    history: Received 23 October 2006 Accepted 16 September 2007 Keywords: Automotive industry Assembly lines in the automotive industry High-volume body-shop systems in the automotive industry often consist of a seriesBackup strategy for robots' failures in an automotive assembly system Tomer Kahan a , Yossi Bukchin

  2. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis -LRRR PAGE ~1 Ofll 8

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Analysis (FMEA) is to discover critical failure areas in a system and to remove susceptibility. This memo contains the results of a preliminary FMEA for the LRRR experiment. This analysis will be revised deployed on the moon as a part of the Apollo 11 mission, this FMEA will not dwell on the aspects

  3. Energy-Efficient Neuronal Computation via Quantal Synaptic Failures

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    Levy, William B.

    Energy-Efficient Neuronal Computation via Quantal Synaptic Failures William B Levy1 and Robert A, and many of these com- promises can be expressed in terms of energy efficiency. For example, a compromise; efficiency; energy; entropy; infor- mation theory; mutual information; optimization; quantal fail- ures

  4. Predicting Global Failure Regimes in Complex Information Systems

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    Predicting Global Failure Regimes in Complex Information Systems June 19, 2012 NetONets 2012 Chris­ with application to complex information systems, e.g., Internet, Clouds, Grids What is the problem? Why is it hard; Ongoing & Planned ITL Research: How can we help to increase the reliability of complex information systems

  5. Predicting Global Failure Regimes in Complex Information Systems

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    Predicting Global Failure Regimes in Complex Information Systems DoE COMBINE Workshop September 19 & Ongoing Research­ with application to complex information systems, e.g., Internet, Clouds, Grids What & Planned ITL Research: How can we help to increase the reliability of complex information systems

  6. Predicting Electricity Distribution Feeder Failures Using Machine Learning Susceptibility Analysis

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Predicting Electricity Distribution Feeder Failures Using Machine Learning Susceptibility Analysis}@coned.com Abstract A Machine Learning (ML) System known as ROAMS (Ranker for Open-Auto Maintenance Scheduling feeder cables that supply electricity to the boroughs of New York City. In Manhattan, rankings

  7. Understanding Consistency Maintenance in Service Discovery Architectures during Communication Failure

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    Mills, Kevin

    themselves into larger collections that cooperate to meet an application need, and (4) to detect and adapt to failures. 3-Party Design 2-Party Design Adaptive 2/3-Party Design Vertically Integrated 3-Party Design>> Announce Service Processing() > start Renewal Task() ServiceManager() > start Service

  8. Fast Simulation, Monitoring, and Mitigation of Cascading Failure

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    blackout. Large cascading failures are not frequent, but they have substantial risk due to their large societal costs. The August 2003 cascading blackout of portions of the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada had direct costs of the order of $6-$10 billion. Large blackouts can also have significant indirect

  9. Mitigating Cascading Failures in Interdependent Power Grids and Communication Networks

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    Hay, David

    -time monitoring and rapid control decisions for mitigating failures led to a catastrophic blackout which affected 50 million people in Northeast Amer- ica. According to the final report of the 2003 blackout [6 than 5 minutes and led to a full blackout in the Northeast United States and parts of Canada

  10. Role of microbial induced corrosion in subsea water pipeline failure

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    Samant, A.K.; Singh, S.K.

    1998-12-31

    Premature failure of subsea water injection pipelines due to rupture was observed in Indian offshore facilities. In this connection various contributing factors like metallurgy of pipeline, operating conditions and corrosion related parameters have been examined. Material defects that can lead to premature failure of pipelines like microstructural anomalies, variation in hardness and elemental composition and tensile strength etc. have been found within the specified limits of material specification. Analysis of various operating parameters and water quality data indicated failure due to microbial induced internal corrosion. Due to low flow velocities, suspended insoluble corrosion products, bacteria and other microbes, present in the water, accumulated inside the pipeline surface mostly in low areas. Deposit provided hiding place for bacteria and shielded them from effective treatment by bactericide. Deposits also resulted in the formation of oxygen concentration cells resulting in localized corrosion. Non-pigging of pipe lines, even after long shut down, also resulted in accumulation of deposits. During this period, microbial activities dominated resulting in the formation of acidic metabolizes which ultimately led to internal corrosion. In this paper, all above aspects have been examined with special reference to the role of microbiologically induced corrosion for failure of subsea water injection pipe lines.

  11. Geological and mathematical framework for failure modes in granular rock

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    Borja, Ronaldo I.

    Geological and mathematical framework for failure modes in granular rock Atilla Aydina, *, Ronaldo I. Borjab , Peter Eichhubla,1 a Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford processes in granular rock and provide a geological framework for the corresponding structures. We describe

  12. Heading Off Correlated Failures through Independence-as-a-Service

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    Haller, Gary L.

    Heading Off Correlated Failures through Independence-as-a-Service Ennan Zhai1 Ruichuan Chen2, David Losses Data Center Outages Generate Big Losses Downtime in a data center can cost an average of $505 Operational Trends Report #12;Service Outage Losses Data Center Outages Generate Big Losses Downtime in a data

  13. Special Issue Article Post-failure recovery of MPI

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    Dongarra, Jack

    -tolerance techniques have the potential to prevent full-scale application restart and therefore lower the cost incurred-level failure mitigation 1. Introduction Innovation in science and engineering strongly depends on the pervasive unrivaled per- formance. The rationale behind this development is, essen- tially, driven by the lower

  14. Law, Language, and Culture! 3rd International Osnabrck Graduate Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law !

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    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    Law, Language, and Culture! 3rd International Osnabrück Graduate Summer School on the Cultural://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/lawandculture/!! The 3rd Graduate Summer School on Law, Language, and Culture aims to further promote

  15. Results of industry experience survey on coiled tubing uses and failures

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    Maldonado, J.G.; Cayard, M.S.; Kane, R.D.

    1999-11-01

    A survey of coiled tubing failures in various field applications was conducted. The survey included the collection of information on failure type, number of strain cycles to failure, service environment, well depth, failure location on the coiled tubing string, and coiled tubing grade employed. The most prevalent causes of failures and the impact of localized corrosion on the performance of coiled tubing were assessed from over thirty case studies herein reported. Pitting and tensile overload were the primary causes for failure in fifty percent of the cases reported from the field. Fatigue and weld area failures were the next most common types of failure. Most failures occurred within the range of 10 to 50 strain cycles. H{sub 2}S and brine/water containing environments were the most prevalent service conditions. Most failures occurred at well depths between 5,001 to 10,000 feet (1,524.3 to 3,048 meters). Also, most failures occurred in the coiled tubing string near the surface (less than 1,000 feet (304.8 meters)). Failures in roughly similar numbers were reported in 70, 80 and 100 coiled tubing grades. The understanding of the principal modes of failure herein reported should help in the development of improved handling and running procedures to minimize coiled tubing failures.

  16. Title Rules of the School of Law Category Honor Code and Rules of the School of Law

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    Zhuang, Yu

    of the School of Law expects that students will conduct themselves in a manner that is above reproach at all

  17. Slide 1www.kostic.niu.edu The Second LawThe Second Law of Energy Degradationof Energy Degradation

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    1 Slide 1www.kostic.niu.edu The Second LawThe Second Law of Energy Degradationof Energy Degradation.kostic.niu.edu/Kosticwww.kostic.niu.edu/Kostic--2nd2nd--LawLaw--Bio_Inteligence.htmBio_Inteligence.htm CarnotCarnot 18241824 Heat EngineHeat Engine will providewill provide visionvision for the future energy solutionsfor the future energy solutions ... a

  18. Statistical test of Duane-Hunt's law and its comparison with an alternative law

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    Milan Perkovac

    2010-10-28

    Using Pearson correlation coefficient a statistical analysis of Duane-Hunt and Kulenkampff's measurement results was performed. This analysis reveals that empirically based Duane-Hunt's law is not entirely consistent with the measurement data. The author has theoretically found the action of electromagnetic oscillators, which corresponds to Planck's constant, and also has found an alternative law based on the classical theory. Using the same statistical method, this alternative law is likewise tested, and it is proved that the alternative law is completely in accordance with the measurements. The alternative law gives a relativistic expression for the energy of electromagnetic wave emitted or absorbed by atoms and proves that the empirically derived Planck-Einstein's expression is only valid for relatively low frequencies. Wave equation, which is similar to the Schr\\"odinger equation, and wavelength of the standing electromagnetic wave are also established by the author's analysis. For a relatively low energy this wavelength becomes equal to the de Broglie wavelength. Without any quantum conditions, the author made a formula similar to the Rydberg's formula, which can be applied to the all known atoms, neutrons and some hyperons.

  19. Generalized entropies and the expansion law of the universe

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    Fatemeh Lalehgani Dezaki; Behrouz Mirza

    2015-07-04

    We suggest that using the first law of thermodynamics is a convenient method to obtain a correct form of the expansion law of the universe \\cite{T. Padmanabhan1}. We will, then, use this idea to obtain the expansion law for a Kodama observer. By using the expansion law for a Kodama observer, we can obtain the dynamic equation of the FRW universe for deformed Horava-Lifshitz gravity. The use of the first law of thermodynamics also leads to a new approach for obtaining the Friedmann equations for f(R) and scalar tensor gravities.

  20. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY IN THE PACIFIC BASIN AREA. Ichiro Kato, Nobuo Kumamoto, and William H. Matthews, eds.

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    Cooke, Stephen D.

    1982-01-01

    Japanese Environmental Policy and Law, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ANDthe laws and policies controlling environmental problems 3cornerstone of Japanese environmental policy, the Basic Law

  1. Inferring the Rate-Length Law of Protein Folding

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    Lane, Thomas J

    2013-01-01

    We investigate the rate-length scaling law of protein folding, a key undetermined scaling law in the analytical theory of protein folding. We demonstrate that chain length is a dominant factor determining folding times, and that the unambiguous determination of the way chain length corre- lates with folding times could provide key mechanistic insight into the folding process. Four specific proposed laws (power law, exponential, and two stretched exponentials) are tested against one an- other, and it is found that the power law best explains the data. At the same time, the fit power law results in rates that are very fast, nearly unreasonably so in a biological context. We show that any of the proposed forms are viable, conclude that more data is necessary to unequivocally infer the rate-length law, and that such data could be obtained through a small number of protein folding experiments on large protein domains.

  2. Validity of Thermodynamical Laws in Dark Energy Filled Universe

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    Samarpita Bhattacharya; Ujjal Debnath

    2010-12-26

    We have considered the flat FRW model of the universe which is filled with only dark energy. The general descriptions of first and second laws of thermodynamics are investigated on the apparent horizon and event horizon of the universe. We have assumed the equation of state of three different types of dark energy models. We have examined the validity of first and second laws of thermodynamics on apparent and event horizons for these dark energies. For these dark energy models, it has been found that on the apparent horizon, first and second laws are always valid. On the event horizon, the laws are break down for dark energy models 1 and 2. For model 3, first law cannot be satisfied on the event horizon, but second law may be satisfied at the late stage of the evolution of the universe and so the validity of second law on the event horizon depends on the values of the parameters only.

  3. Fractal Weyl law for chaotic microcavities: Fresnel's laws imply multifractal scattering

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    Jan Wiersig; Jörg Main

    2007-12-21

    We demonstrate that the harmonic inversion technique is a powerful tool to analyze the spectral properties of optical microcavities. As an interesting example we study the statistical properties of complex frequencies of the fully chaotic microstadium. We show that the conjectured fractal Weyl law for open chaotic systems [W. T. Lu, S. Sridhar, and M. Zworski, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 154101 (2003)] is valid for dielectric microcavities only if the concept of the chaotic repeller is extended to a multifractal by incorporating Fresnel's laws.

  4. Is violation of Newton's second law possible?

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    A. Yu. Ignatiev

    2007-03-11

    Astrophysical observations (usually explained by dark matter) suggest that classical mechanics could break down when the acceleration becomes extremely small (the approach known as modified Newtonian dynamics, or MOND). I present the first analysis of MOND manifestations in terrestrial (rather than astrophysical) settings. A new effect is reported: around each equinox date, 2 spots emerge on the Earth where static bodies experience spontaneous acceleration due to the possible violation of Newton's second law. Preliminary estimates indicate that an experimental search for this effect can be feasible.

  5. Planck's Radiation Law in the Quantized Universe

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    Rainer Collier

    2014-09-15

    Physical research looks for clues to quantum properties of the gravitational field. On the basis of the common Schr\\"odinger theory, a simple model of the quantization of a Friedmann universe comprising dust and radiation is investigated. With regard to energy quantization, the result suggests a universal limitation of the energy spacing between neighbouring quantum states by the Planck energy. Applied to black-body radiation, a modified Planck radiation law follows. If this could be verified in the laboratory, it would provide a direct hint at quantum properties of the space-time manifold.

  6. "Irregularization" of Systems of Conservation Laws

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    Hunter Swan; Woosong Choi; Stefanos Papanikolaou; Matthew Bierbaum; Yong S. Chen; James P. Sethna

    2015-06-18

    We explore new ways of regulating defect behavior in systems of conservation laws. Contrary to usual regularization schemes (such as a vanishing viscosity limit), which attempt to control defects by making them smoother, our schemes result in defects which are \\textit{more singular}, and we thus refer to such schemes as "irregularizations". In particular, we seek to produce \\textit{delta shock} defects which satisfy a condition of \\textit{stationarity}. We are motivated to pursue such exotic defects by a physical example arising from dislocation dynamics in materials physics, which we describe.

  7. Holographic Space-time and Newton's Law

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    Tom Banks; Willy Fischler

    2013-10-25

    We derive Newton's Law from the formalism of Holographic Space-Time (HST). More precisely, we show that for a large class of Hamiltonians of the type proposed previously for the HST description of a geodesic in Minkowski space, the eikonal for scattering of two massless particles at large impact parameter scales as expected with the impact parameter and the energies of the particles in the center of mass (CM) frame. We also discuss the criteria for black hole production in this collision, and find an estimate, purely within the HST framework, for the impact parameter at which it sets in, which coincides with the estimate based on general relativity.

  8. Laws DOE Administers | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverseIMPACTThousand CubicResourcelogo and- EnergyNews »withNuclearLawrencesLaws

  9. Experimental assessment of a new form of scaling law for near-wall turbulence

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    B. Jacob; A. Olivieri; C. M. Casciola

    2001-02-12

    Scaling laws and intermittency in the wall region of a turbulent flow are addressed by analyzing moderate Reynolds number data obtained by single component hot wire anemometry in the boundary layer of a flat plate. The paper aims in particular at the experimental validation of a new form of refined similarity recently proposed for the shear dominated range of turbulence, where the classical Kolmogorov-Oboukhov inertial range theory is inappropriate. An approach inspired to the extended self-similarity allows for the extraction of the different power laws for the longitudinal structure functions at several wall normal distances. A double scaling regime is found in the logarithmic region, confirming previous experimental results. Approaching the wall, the scaling range corresponding to the classical cascade-dominated range tends to disappear and, in the buffer layer, a single power law is found to describe the available range of scales. The double scaling is shown to be associated with two different forms of refined similarity. The classical form holds below the shear scale L s . The other, originally introduced on the basis of DNS data for a turbulent channel, is experimentally confirmed to set up above L s . Given the experimental diffulties in the evaluation of the instantaneous dissipation rate, some care is devoted to check that its one-dimensional surrogate does not bias the results. The increased intermittency as the wall is approached is experimentally found entirely consistent with the failure of the refined Kolmogorov-Oboukhov similarity and the establishment of its new form near the wall.

  10. Criticality in the approach to failure in amorphous solids

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    Jie Lin; Thomas Gueudré; Alberto Rosso; Matthieu Wyart

    2015-07-28

    Failure of amorphous solids is fundamental to various phenomena, including landslides and earthquakes. Recent experiments indicate that highly plastic regions form elongated structures that are especially apparent near the maximal shear stress $\\Sigma_{\\max}$ where failure occurs. This observation suggested that $\\Sigma_{\\max}$ acts as a critical point where the length scale of those structures diverges, possibly causing macroscopic transient shear bands. Here we argue instead that the entire solid phase ($\\Sigmaplasticity always involves system-spanning events, and that their magnitude diverges at $\\Sigma_{\\max}$ independently of the presence of shear bands. We relate the statistics and fractal properties of these rearrangements to an exponent $\\theta$ that captures the stability of the material, which is observed to vary continuously with stress, and we confirm our predictions in elastoplastic models.

  11. Relational Neural Evolution Approach to Bank Failure Prediction

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    Abudu, Bolanle; Markose, Sheri [Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents, University of Essex, Essex, C04 3SQ (United Kingdom)

    2007-12-26

    Relational neural networks as a concept offers a unique opportunity for improving classification accuracy by exploiting relational structure in data. The premise is that a relational classification technique, which uses information implicit in relationships, should classify more accurately than techniques that only examine objects in isolation. In this paper, we study the use of relational neural networks for predicting bank failure. Alongside classical financial ratios normally used as predictor variables, we introduced new relational variables for the network. The relational neural network structure, specified as a combination of feed forward and recurrent neural networks, is determined by bank data through neuro-evolution. We discuss empirical results comparing performance of the relational approach to standard propositional methods used for bank failure prediction.

  12. Summary of failure analysis activities at Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    Cowgill, M.G.; Czajkowski, C.J.; Franz, E.M.

    1996-10-01

    Brookhaven National Laboratory has for many years conducted examinations related to the failures of nuclear materials and components. These examinations included the confirmation of root cause analyses, the determination of the causes of failure, identification of the species that accelerate corrosion, and comparison of the results of nondestructive examinations with those obtained by destructive examination. The results of those examinations, which had previously appeared in various formats (formal and informal reports, journal articles, etc.), have been collected together and summarized in the present report. The report is divided into sections according to the general subject matter (for example, corrosion, fatigue, etc.). Each section presents summaries of the information contained in specific reports and publications, all of which are fully identified as to title, authors, report number or journal reference, date of publication, and FIN number under which the work was performed.

  13. Bayesian failure probability model sensitivity study. Final report

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    Not Available

    1986-05-30

    The Office of the Manager, National Communications System (OMNCS) has developed a system-level approach for estimating the effects of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) on the connectivity of telecommunications networks. This approach incorporates a Bayesian statistical model which estimates the HEMP-induced failure probabilities of telecommunications switches and transmission facilities. The purpose of this analysis is to address the sensitivity of the Bayesian model. This is done by systematically varying two model input parameters--the number of observations, and the equipment failure rates. Throughout the study, a non-informative prior distribution is used. The sensitivity of the Bayesian model to the noninformative prior distribution is investigated from a theoretical mathematical perspective.

  14. Statistical Analysis of LifeData with Masked CauseofFailure

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    Basu, Sanjib

    , a detailed Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) can be carried out in a routine manner. In reliability been pursued under the general heading of Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) when the exact causes

  15. PID Failure of c-Si and Thin-Film Modules and Possible Correlation...

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    PID Failure of c-Si and Thin-Film Modules and Possible Correlation with Leakage Currents PID Failure of c-Si and Thin-Film Modules and Possible Correlation with Leakage Currents...

  16. New Functional Imaging Technology to Differentiate between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure

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    Pollack, Charles V.; Slattery, David E

    2011-01-01

    improvement of congestive heart failure: a pilot study. BMCtesting and the accuracy of heart failure diagnosis in theemergency department. Circ Heart Fail. 2010 Jan;3(1):104-10.

  17. Relaxin: Review of Biology and Potential Role in Treating Heart Failure

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    Teichman, Sam L.; Unemori, Elaine; Teerlink, John R.; Cotter, Gad; Metra, Marco

    2010-01-01

    Curr Heart Fail Rep (2010) 7:75–82 DOI 10.1007/s11897-010-Potential Role in Treating Heart Failure Sam L. Teichman &of patients with acute heart failure. Preliminary results

  18. Reliability and construct validity of PROMIS® measures for patients with heart failure who undergo heart transplant

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    2015-01-01

    a community- based sample of heart failure patients. JournalQuality of life in patients with advanced heart failure.Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 11(2 Pt 1), 273–

  19. Reversing Heart Failure: Diastolic Recoil in a Proposed Cardiac Support Device 

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    Snowden, Timothy D

    2012-07-11

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) holds millions in the grip of an endless cycle of decreased cardiac output and degenerative remodeling, often with little hope of recovery. Diastolic dysfunction, or failure of the heart to properly fill, is a...

  20. Failure of man-made cavities in salt and surface subsidence due to sulfur mining

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    Coates, G.K.; Lee, C.A.; McClain, W.C.; Senseny, P.E.

    1981-01-01

    An engineering data base relevant to subsidence due to sulfur mining and to structural failure of cavities in salt is established, evaluated and documented. Nineteen failure events are discussed. Based on these documented failure events, capabilities of and inputs to a mathematical model of cavity failure are determined. Two failure events are adequately documented for use in model verification studies. A conclusion of this study that is pertinent to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is that cavity failures in dome salt are fairly rare, but that as the number of large cavities (especially those having large roof spans) increases, failures will probably be more common unless stability and failure mechanisms of cavities are better understood.

  1. Failure and Degradation Modes of PV Modules in a Hot Dry Climate...

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    Failure and Degradation Modes of PV Modules in a Hot Dry Climate: Results After 12 to 26 Years of Field Exposure Failure and Degradation Modes of PV Modules in a Hot Dry Climate:...

  2. The Third Law of Galactic Rotation

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    Stacy S. McGaugh

    2014-12-11

    I review the connection between dynamics and the baryonic mass distribution in rotationally supported galaxies. The enclosed dynamical mass-to-light ratio increases with decreasing galaxy luminosity and surface brightness. The correlation with surface brightness appears to be the more fundamental, with the dependence on luminosity following simply from the weaker correlation between luminosity and surface brightness. In addition to this global relation, there is also a local relation between the amplitude of the mass discrepancy and the acceleration predicted by the observed distribution of baryons. I provide an empirical calibration of this mass discrepancy-acceleration relation. The data are consistent with the operation of a singe effective force law in disk galaxies, making this relation tantamount to a natural law. I further provide formulae by which the radial dark matter distribution can be estimated from surface photometry. The form of the dark matter halo depends uniquely on the distribution of baryons in each galaxy, and in general is neither a cusp nor a core. It remains difficult to see how galaxy formation models can reproduce the observed behavior, which is uniquely predicted by MOND.

  3. Defining Human Failure Events for Petroleum Risk Analysis

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    Ronald L. Boring; Knut Øien

    2014-06-01

    In this paper, an identification and description of barriers and human failure events (HFEs) for human reliability analysis (HRA) is performed. The barriers, called target systems, are identified from risk significant accident scenarios represented as defined situations of hazard and accident (DSHAs). This report serves as the foundation for further work to develop petroleum HFEs compatible with the SPAR-H method and intended for reuse in future HRAs.

  4. Statistical Modeling of Corrosion Failures in Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines 

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    Cobanoglu, Mustafa Murat

    2014-03-28

    such as pipeline and operator information, failure causes, consequences of these incidents, cathodic protection conditions, coating conditions, property damage, year of installation information, and etc. However, a number of items are missing. For example... was external corrosion due to inadequate cathodic protection (Riemer and Orazem, 2000). Due to an increasing number of incidents and their consequences, reliability of the pipeline system is becoming crucial for the operators and public in general. Public...

  5. Prioritizing Water Pipe Replacement and Rehabilitation by Evaluating Failure Risk 

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    Lee, Sang Hyun

    2012-02-14

    .1 Problem Statement Damage to water pipes is influenced by various factors, including design, construction, and management. Grey cast iron pipes without any coating or lining in or outside and unlined ductile iron pipes (DIPs) are under the direct... ......................................................................................... 5 2.2 Methods to Access Failure Risk of Water Pipes................................. 6 2.2.1 Deterioration Point Assignment (DPA) Method ....................... 6 2.2.2 Break-even Analysis...

  6. Potential failure of steam generator tubes following a station blackout

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    Ward, L.W.; Palmrose, D.E.

    1994-12-31

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering changes to pressurized water reactor (PWR) requirements relating to steam generator tube plugging and repair criteria, including leakage monitoring. The proposed changes are known as the alternate tube plugging criteria (APC) and are intended to permit PWRs to operate with through-wall cracks in steam generator tubes subject to meeting a specified limit on predicted primary to secondary leakage under accident conditions. To assess the consequences of the alternate plugging criteria, analyses were performed for a station blackout sequence in which the reactor core melts while the reactor coolant system (RCS) remains at high pressure. Evaluations were conducted to investigate the potential for tube failure with and without secondary system depressurization. The excessive heat coupled with the high-pressure differentials across the steam generator tubes could result in creep rupture failure of the tubes during a severe accident, which could lead to a radiological release directly to the environment. In order to assess the safety significance of the APC, it is important to identify the level of steam generator tube leakage that can occur without challenging the previous study conclusions that steam generator creep failure will not occur prior to a surge line or hot-leg failure. To assess the effect of leakage on steam generator tube integrity during a core melt sequence with the RCS at high pressure and the secondary side of the steam generators pressurized and depressurized, an analysis was performed for a core melt event resulting from an unmitigated station blackout to identify the total steamenerator and tube leakage flow rates that could induce tube ruptures prior to other RCS boudary faliures that could depressurize the RCS.

  7. Evaluations of Structural Failure Probabilities and Candidate Inservice Inspection Programs

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    Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Simonen, Fredric A.

    2009-05-01

    The work described in this report applies probabilistic structural mechanics models to predict the reliability of nuclear pressure boundary components. These same models are then applied to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative programs for inservice inspection to reduce these failure probabilities. Results of the calculations support the development and implementation of risk-informed inservice inspection of piping and vessels. Studies have specifically addressed the potential benefits of ultrasonic inspections to reduce failure probabilities associated with fatigue crack growth and stress-corrosion cracking. Parametric calculations were performed with the computer code pc-PRAISE to generate an extensive set of plots to cover a wide range of pipe wall thicknesses, cyclic operating stresses, and inspection strategies. The studies have also addressed critical inputs to fracture mechanics calculations such as the parameters that characterize the number and sizes of fabrication flaws in piping welds. Other calculations quantify uncertainties associated with the inputs calculations, the uncertainties in the fracture mechanics models, and the uncertainties in the resulting calculated failure probabilities. A final set of calculations address the effects of flaw sizing errors on the effectiveness of inservice inspection programs.

  8. LX-17 Corner-Turning and Reactive Flow Failure

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    Souers, P C; Andreski, H; Cook III, C F; Garza, R; Pastrone, R; Phillips, D; Roeske, F; Vitello, P; Molitoris, J

    2004-03-11

    We have performed a series of highly-instrumented experiments examining corner-turning of detonation. A TATB booster is inset 15 mm into LX-17 (92.5% TATB, 7.5% kel-F) so that the detonation must turn a right angle around an air well. An optical pin located at the edge of the TATB gives the start time of the corner-turn. The breakout time on the side and back edges is measured with streak cameras. Three high-resolution X-ray images were taken on each experiment to examine the details of the detonation. We have concluded that the detonation cannot turn the corner and subsequently fails, but the shock wave continues to propagate in the unreacted explosive, leaving behind a dead zone. The detonation front farther out from the corner slowly turns and eventually reaches the air well edge 180{sup o} from its original direction. The dead zone is stable and persists 7.7 {micro}s after the corner-turn, although it has drifted into the original air well area. Our regular reactive flow computer models sometimes show temporary failure but they recover quickly and are unable to model the dead zones. We present a failure model that cuts off the reaction rate below certain detonation velocities and reproduces the qualitative features of the corner-turning failure.

  9. 01-12-2000 - Mechanical Failure of Supplied Air Fitting | The...

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    2000 - Mechanical Failure of Supplied Air Fitting Document Number: NA Effective Date: 012000 File (public): 01-12-2000...

  10. Patient-specific modeling of cardiac electromechanics in dyssynchronous heart failure

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    Shin, Jun Seob

    2009-01-01

    1.3 Congestive Heart1.1: Longitudinal cross-section of the heart . . . . . . .Classification of heart failure . . . . . . . . . . . .

  11. Testing branching process estimators of cascading failure with data from a

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    Dobson, Ian

    the propagation of cascading transmission line failures in large blackouts of electric power systems. We use failures that successively weaken a system. In electric power transmission systems, cascading failure]. Electric power transmission systems are meshed networks at high voltages that form the backbone

  12. FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXITY FAILURES AND AUTOMATION SURPRISES: THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO STALL (CFIS)

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    1 FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXITY FAILURES AND AUTOMATION SURPRISES: THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF CONTROLLED FLIGHT of behaviors of the automation functions. There were no consistent: failures that triggered the events (e.g. sensor failures), effects of triggering events on the automation (e.g. mode change), or commands issued

  13. Wind Turbine Bearing Failure Detection Using Generator Stator Current Homopolar Component

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wind Turbine Bearing Failure Detection Using Generator Stator Current Homopolar Component Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) as a tool for failure detection in wind turbine generators for stationary and non stationary cases. Index Terms-Wind turbine, induction generator, bearing failure, ensemble

  14. Controller Failure Time Analysis for Symmetric H Control Systems Guisheng ZHAI

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    Controller Failure Time Analysis for Symmetric H Control Systems Guisheng ZHAI Department of Opto a controller failure time analysis problem for a class of symmetric linear time-invariant (LTI) systems properties for the entire system. Our objective is to find conditions concerning controller failure time

  15. Edinburgh Research Explorer Global association of air pollution and heart failure

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Global association of air pollution and heart failure Citation & Mills, NL 2013, 'Global association of air pollution and heart failure: a systematic review and meta-6736(13)60898-3 1 Global association of air pollution and heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis Anoop

  16. Zheng, Wang, Nihan, and Hallenbeck 1 Detecting Cycle Failures at Signalized Intersections Using Video Image Processing

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    captured all the cycle failures and generated only three false alarms, which is approximately 0Zheng, Wang, Nihan, and Hallenbeck 1 Detecting Cycle Failures at Signalized Intersections Using-5965 tracmark@u.washington.edu #12;Zheng, Wang, Nihan, and Hallenbeck 2 ABSTRACT: Signal cycle failure (or

  17. To appear in The Electricity Journal, Dec. 2003 Cascading Failures: Survival vs. Prevention

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    be taken to reduce the number of large-scale power losses due to failures of the generation and high1 To appear in The Electricity Journal, Dec. 2003 Cascading Failures: Survival vs. Prevention voltage transmission grid such as the August 14, 2003 blackout. However, such failures cannot

  18. Tsunami Generation by Submarine Mass Failure. II: Predictive Equations and Case Studies

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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    Tsunami Generation by Submarine Mass Failure. II: Predictive Equations and Case Studies Philip generation by submarine mass failure SMF that are only valid in the vicinity of the tsunami sources. We give generated by submarine mass failures SMFs have received increased scrutiny in the research commu- nity

  19. Using Groupings of Static Analysis Alerts to Identify Files Likely to Contain Field Failures

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    Sherriff, Mark S.

    of a field failure. Our technique uses singular value decomposition to generate groupings of static analysisUsing Groupings of Static Analysis Alerts to Identify Files Likely to Contain Field Failures Mark S@csc.ncsu.edu ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a technique for leveraging historical field failure records

  20. CONTROL OF SPACECRAFT SUBJECT TO ACTUATOR FAILURES: STATE-OF-THE-ART

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    Tsiotras, Panagiotis

    trajectory generation problem for a spacecraft with one actuator failure. We present several numerical examCONTROL OF SPACECRAFT SUBJECT TO ACTUATOR FAILURES: STATE-OF-THE-ART AND OPEN PROBLEMS Panagiotis In this paper we review the main results in the area of active control of spacecraft with one actuator failure

  1. Recovery from Shared Risk Link Group Failures using IP Fast Reroute

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    Chao, Jonathan

    and randomly generated topologies. Index Terms--routing, failure recovery, shared risk link group (SRLG), fastRecovery from Shared Risk Link Group Failures using IP Fast Reroute Kang Xi, H. Jonathan Chao}@poly.edu, cguo01@students.poly.edu Abstract--Failure recovery in IP networks is critical to high- quality service

  2. A Probabilistic Model for the Dynamics of Cascading Failures and Blackouts in Power Grids

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    Hayat, Majeed M.

    cause failures of power system components such as transmission lines and generators, which, in turn, may1 A Probabilistic Model for the Dynamics of Cascading Failures and Blackouts in Power Grids Mahshid Abstract--Current power grids suffer periodic disturbances that may trigger cascades of component failures

  3. Protector: A Probabilistic Failure Detector for Cost-Effective Peer-to-Peer Storage

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    Zhao, Ben Y.

    replicas as needed to compensate for others lost to peer failures. Since replica generation consumesProtector: A Probabilistic Failure Detector for Cost-Effective Peer-to-Peer Storage Zhi Yang, Jing availability, additional replicas must be created when peers fail. Since the majority of failures in P2P

  4. Power-law Spatial Dispersion from Fractional Liouville Equation

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    Vasily E. Tarasov

    2013-07-18

    A microscopic model in the framework of fractional kinetics to describe spatial dispersion of power-law type is suggested. The Liouville equation with the Caputo fractional derivatives is used to obtain the power-law dependence of the absolute permittivity on the wave vector. The fractional differential equations for electrostatic potential in the media with power-law spatial dispersion are derived. The particular solutions of these equations for the electric potential of point charge in this media are considered.

  5. Power-law spatial dispersion from fractional Liouville equation

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    Tarasov, Vasily E. [Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)] [Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)

    2013-10-15

    A microscopic model in the framework of fractional kinetics to describe spatial dispersion of power-law type is suggested. The Liouville equation with the Caputo fractional derivatives is used to obtain the power-law dependence of the absolute permittivity on the wave vector. The fractional differential equations for electrostatic potential in the media with power-law spatial dispersion are derived. The particular solutions of these equations for the electric potential of point charge in this media are considered.

  6. Commercial Feedings Stuffs 1913: Feed Law

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    Youngblood, B.

    1914-01-01

    EXPERIMENT STATION B u l l e t in Bul eti A p r i l , 1914 FEED CONTROL SERVICE Commercial Feeding Stuffs 1913 FEED LAW nAprA,,E.Hs .uLLJaJ pRTRSuWm KyTouP .uCWRhm rJgTPl 3AB KA0.0OMBBIFABHp .Alm ndEBrHdpm MfprEBm rH1Mp AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL... COLLEGE OF TEXAS . 9 T y L J P n C y h J T y m President Pro Tern. rH1Mp M4dE.fxrfdMx H1nHdEOHBr prMrEAB BOARD OF DIRECTORS Hl Kl . CP9SWam Presidentm GuCPRuWllll lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll r...

  7. Paradoxical Interpretations of Urban Scaling Laws

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    Cottineau, Clementine; Arcaute, Elsa; Batty, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Scaling laws are powerful summaries of the variations of urban attributes with city size. However, the validity of their universal meaning for cities is hampered by the observation that different scaling regimes can be encountered for the same territory, time and attribute, depending on the criteria used to delineate cities. The aim of this paper is to present new insights concerning this variation, coupled with a sensitivity analysis of urban scaling in France, for several socio-economic and infrastructural attributes from data collected exhaustively at the local level. The sensitivity analysis considers different aggregations of local units for which data are given by the Population Census. We produce a large variety of definitions of cities (approximatively 5000) by aggregating local Census units corresponding to the systematic combination of three definitional criteria: density, commuting flows and population cutoffs. We then measure the magnitude of scaling estimations and their sensitivity to city defin...

  8. Filament velocity scaling laws for warm ions

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    Manz, P.; Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Assoziation, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching ; Carralero, D.; Birkenmeier, G.; Müller, H. W.; Scott, B. D.; Müller, S. H.; Fuchert, G.; Stroth, U.; Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str. 1, 85748 Garching

    2013-10-15

    The dynamics of filaments or blobs in the scrape-off layer of magnetic fusion devices are studied by magnitude estimates of a comprehensive drift-interchange-Alfvén fluid model. The standard blob models are reproduced in the cold ion case. Even though usually neglected, in the scrape-off layer, the ion temperature can exceed the electron temperature by an order of magnitude. The ion pressure affects the dynamics of filaments amongst others by adding up to the interchange drive and the polarisation current. It is shown how both effects modify the scaling laws for filament velocity in dependence of its size. Simplifications for experimentally relevant limit regimes are given. These are the sheath dissipation, collisional, and electromagnetic regime.

  9. Arms control and the rule of law

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    Tanzman, E.A.

    1995-03-01

    Many who speak of the end of the Cold War emphasize the warming of international relations when they speak of the momentous consequences of this event. According to this image, the half century since Trinity has been a period of sparse international communication during which the Eastern and Western blocs hibernated in their isolated dens of security alliances. Yet it is equally valid to consider the implications of the end of the war footing that has underlain the policies of all of the major military powers during the last fifty years. While meaningful international dialogue was in a state of relative lethargy during much of this period, the military establishments of the Great Powers were actively engaged in using as much force as possible in their efforts to control world affairs, short of triggering a nuclear holocaust. International discourse, at least in English, was rife with such military images as appeasement, containment, crisis stability, and tripwires. From the military posture of the U.S. and Russia a tense peace ironically emerged, but the terms by which decisions were made about controlling weapons of mass destruction (i.e., nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) were the terms of war. The thesis of this paper is that the end of the Cold War marks a shift away from reliance on military might toward an international commitment to control weapons of mass destruction through the rule of law developed by John Rawls. The progression of agreements during this century to limit weapons of mass destruction testifies to this new development. A review of arms control agreements that the U.S. is a part of show clear growth of the rule of law as the world has left the Cold War.

  10. Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?

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    Umberto Lucia

    2010-11-17

    This paper develops an analytical and rigorous formulation of the maximum entropy generation principle. The result is suggested as the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics.

  11. Environmental Law in Ukraine: From the Roots to the Bud

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    Sak, Pamela Bickford

    1993-01-01

    Belorussians. Roman Solchanyk, Ukraine and Russia: Before13-14. 3. David Marples, Ukraine's Economic Prospects, REP.S.R. Palmer, Privatization in Ukraine: Economics, Law and

  12. Lex Genetica: The Law and Ethics of Programming Biological Code

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    Burk, DL

    2015-01-01

    The law and ethics of programming biological code Dan L.biological artifacts. Such programming may include usagerelated to biological programming, the latter technology

  13. THE LAW OF VECTOR FIELDS Daniel H. Gottlieb 1. Introduction ...

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    2015-10-06

    Look at the example of Newton's Law of Gravitation. Here is. a mathematical statement of great simplicity which implies logically vast number. of phenomena of ...

  14. AARP, National Consumer Law Center, and Public Citizen Comments...

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    or RFI) on smart grid policy and logistical challenges, published by the Department of Energy (DOE) on September 16, 2010 AARP, National Consumer Law Center, and Public Citizen...

  15. EXTENDED SCHMIDT LAW: ROLE OF EXISTING STARS IN CURRENT STAR...

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    We propose an 'extended Schmidt law' with explicit dependence of the star formation efficiency (SFE SFRMsub gas) on the stellar mass surface density (Sigmasub star). This...

  16. Subjects of Privacy: Law, Sexuality and Violence in India

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    Singh, Pawan

    2014-01-01

    of California, San Diego Subjects of Privacy: Law, Sexualityan entirely private subject. The underlying suggestion hereMoreover, once the subject of privacy is constituted through

  17. Preemptive Strike: Law in the Campaign for Clean Trucks

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    Cummings, Scott

    2015-01-01

    to the approaching transcontinental railroad, which locala law directing the transcontinental railroad to run throughDetermined to bring transcontinental service to Los Angeles,

  18. Conference on Comparative Law - Recent Developments in European, American, and Turkish Law: "Team Kansas" Goes to Turkey

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    Gottlieb, David J.; Levy, Richard E.; McAllister, Stephen R.; Peck, John C.; Yenisey, Feridun

    1997-05-01

    ESSAY Conference on Comparative Law-Recent Developments in European, American, and Turkish Law: "Team Kansas" Goes to Turkey David J Gottlieb· Richard E. Levy·· Stephen R. McAllister··· John C. Peck···· Feridun Yenisey"···· 1. INTRODUCTION From May... 27, 1996 to June I, 1996, the University of Kansas School of Law and Mannara University, with the support of the Dedeman Foundation, co-sponsored an international conference in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey. The formal title of the Conference was "The...

  19. Effect of Component Failures on Economics of Distributed Photovoltaic Systems

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    Lubin, Barry T.

    2012-02-02

    This report describes an applied research program to assess the realistic costs of grid connected photovoltaic (PV) installations. A Board of Advisors was assembled that included management from the regional electric power utilities, as well as other participants from companies that work in the electric power industry. Although the program started with the intention of addressing effective load carrying capacity (ELCC) for utility-owned photovoltaic installations, results from the literature study and recommendations from the Board of Advisors led investigators to the conclusion that obtaining effective data for this analysis would be difficult, if not impossible. The effort was then re-focused on assessing the realistic costs and economic valuations of grid-connected PV installations. The 17 kW PV installation on the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theater was used as one source of actual data. The change in objective required a more technically oriented group. The re-organized working group (changes made due to the need for more technically oriented participants) made site visits to medium-sized PV installations in Connecticut with the objective of developing sources of operating histories. An extensive literature review helped to focus efforts in several technical and economic subjects. The objective of determining the consequences of component failures on both generation and economic returns required three analyses. The first was a Monte-Carlo-based simulation model for failure occurrences and the resulting downtime. Published failure data, though limited, was used to verify the results. A second model was developed to predict the reduction in or loss of electrical generation related to the downtime due to these failures. Finally, a comprehensive economic analysis, including these failures, was developed to determine realistic net present values of installed PV arrays. Two types of societal benefits were explored, with quantitative valuations developed for both. Some societal benefits associated with financial benefits to the utility of having a distributed generation capacity that is not fossil-fuel based have been included into the economic models. Also included and quantified in the models are several benefits to society more generally: job creation and some estimates of benefits from avoiding greenhouse emissions. PV system failures result in a lowering of the economic values of a grid-connected system, but this turned out to be a surprisingly small effect on the overall economics. The most significant benefit noted resulted from including the societal benefits accrued to the utility. This provided a marked increase in the valuations of the array and made the overall value proposition a financially attractive one, in that net present values exceeded installation costs. These results indicate that the Department of Energy and state regulatory bodies should consider focusing on societal benefits that create economic value for the utility, confirm these quantitative values, and work to have them accepted by the utilities and reflected in the rate structures for power obtained from grid-connected arrays. Understanding and applying the economic benefits evident in this work can significantly improve the business case for grid-connected PV installations. This work also indicates that the societal benefits to the population are real and defensible, but not nearly as easy to justify in a business case as are the benefits that accrue directly to the utility.

  20. Polymer Filler Aging and Failure Studied by Lateral Force Microscopy

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    Ratto, T; Saab, A P

    2009-05-27

    In the present work, we study, via force microscopy, the basic physical interactions of a single bead of silica filler with a PDMS matrix both before and after exposure to gamma radiation. Our goal was to confirm our results from last year, and to explore force microscopy as a means of obtaining particle-scale polymer/filler interactions suitable for use as empirical inputs to a computational model consisting of an ensemble of silica beads embedded in a PDMS matrix. Through careful calibration of a conventional atomic force microscope, we obtained both normal and lateral force data that was fitted to yield adhesion, surface shear modulus, and friction of a 1 {micro}m silica bead in contact with PDMS layers of various thickness. Comparison of these terms before and after gamma exposure indicated that initially, radiation exposure lead to softening of the PDMS, but eventually resulted in stiffening. Simultaneously, adhesion between the polymer and silica decreased. This could indicate a serious failure path for filled PDMS exposed to radiation, whereby stiffening of the bulk polymer leads to loss of compressive elastic behavior, while a decrease in polymer filler adhesion results in an increased likelihood of stress failure under load. In addition to further testing of radiation damaged polymers, we also performed FEA modeling of silica beads in a silicone matrix using the shear modulus and adhesion values isolated from the force microscopy experiments as model inputs. The resulting simulation indicated that as a polymer stiffens due to impinging radiation, it also undergoes weakening of adhesion to the filler. The implication is that radiation induces a compound failure mode in filled polymer systems.

  1. Failure and Reliability Analysis for the Master Pump Shutdown System

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    BEVINS, R.R.

    2000-09-05

    The Master Pump Shutdown System (MPSS) will be installed in the 200 Areas of the Hanford Site to monitor and control the transfer of liquid waste between tank farms and between the 200 West and 200 East areas through the Cross-Site Transfer Line. The Safety Function provided by the MPSS is to shutdown any waste transfer process within or between tank farms if a waste leak should occur along the selected transfer route. The MPSS, which provides this Safety Class Function, is composed of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), interconnecting wires, relays, Human to Machine Interfaces (HMI), and software. These components are defined as providing a Safety Class Function and will be designated in this report as MPSS/PLC. Input signals to the MPSS/PLC are provided by leak detection systems from each of the tank farm leak detector locations along the waste transfer route. The combination of the MPSS/PLC, leak detection system, and transfer pump controller system will be referred to as MPSS/SYS. The components addressed in this analysis are associated with the MPSS/SYS. The purpose of this failure and reliability analysis is to address the following design issues of the Project Development Specification (PDS) for the MPSS/SYS (HNF 2000a): (1) Single Component Failure Criterion, (2) System Status Upon Loss of Electrical Power, (3) Physical Separation of Safety Class cables, (4) Physical Isolation of Safety Class Wiring from General Service Wiring, and (5) Meeting the MPSS/PLC Option 1b (RPP 1999) Reliability estimate. The failure and reliability analysis examined the system on a component level basis and identified any hardware or software elements that could fail and/or prevent the system from performing its intended safety function.

  2. National Security Law in Hong Kong: Quo Vadis - A Study of Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong

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    Fu, H.L.; Cullen, Richard

    2002-01-01

    future direction of national security legislation in the3. Hualing Fu, The National Security Factor: Putting ArticleCOUNCIL DISCUSSION NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG regard

  3. Weld monitor and failure detector for nuclear reactor system

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    Sutton, Jr., Harry G. (Mt. Lebanon, PA)

    1987-01-01

    Critical but inaccessible welds in a nuclear reactor system are monitored throughout the life of the reactor by providing small aperture means projecting completely through the reactor vessel wall and also through the weld or welds to be monitored. The aperture means is normally sealed from the atmosphere within the reactor. Any incipient failure or cracking of the weld will cause the environment contained within the reactor to pass into the aperture means and thence to the outer surface of the reactor vessel where its presence is readily detected.

  4. Analysis of damage and failure in metal matrix composites

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    Brust, F.W.; Majumdar, B.S.; Newaz, G.M.

    1995-12-31

    This paper presents the results of the analysis of the constitutive response of a model Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) system. The model is described first, followed by some direct comparison of predicted response to corresponding experimental data. An important result discussed here is that when model verification is made, it is important to compare load direction response to the experimental data, but also, comparisons to the out of load direction response must be made, or the model may not be performing as desired. Some discussion of failure predictions using simple models is also made here.

  5. Acute Liver Failure After a Late TIPSS Revision

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    Radeleff, Boris, E-mail: Boris_radeleff@med.uni-heidelberg.de; Sommer, Christof-Matthias; Schawo, Simone; Lopez-Benitez, Ruben [University of Heidelberg, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Germany); Sauer, Peter [University of Heidelberg, Departments of Internal Medicine IV, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Intoxications (Germany); Schemmer, Peter [University of Heidelberg, Department of Surgery (Germany); Kauffmann, Guenter W.; Richter, Goetz M. [University of Heidelberg, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Germany)

    2008-01-15

    We report a rare case of late transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) occlusion due to progressive stent protrusion into the periportal liver parenchyma, which was a result of delayed liver shrinkage 2 years after TIPSS. The initial TIPSS procedure had been carried out in a 52-year-old man as a bridge for liver transplantation because of post-alcoholic liver cirrhosis. We describe the applied TIPSS recanalization and revision technique. Immediately after TIPSS revision acute liver failure developed, which required emergency liver transplantation.

  6. Component failures at pressurized water reactors. Final report

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    Reisinger, M.F.

    1980-10-01

    Objectives of this study were to identify those systems having major impact on safety and availability (i.e. to identify those systems and components whose failures have historically caused the greatest number of challenges to the reactor protective systems and which have resulted in greatest loss of electric generation time). These problems were identified for engineering solutions and recommendations made for areas and programs where research and development should be concentrated. The program was conducted in three major phases: Data Analysis, Engineering Evaluation, Cost Benefit Analysis.

  7. Failure of materials. (Conference) | SciTech Connect

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfate Reducing(Journal Article) |production at a linear(Conference)membranes by(Conference) |Failure

  8. A NEW REDDENING LAW FOR M4

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    Hendricks, Benjamin; VandenBerg, Don A.; Stetson, Peter B.; Dall'Ora, Massimo

    2012-07-15

    We have used a combination of broadband near-infrared and optical Johnson-Cousins photometry to study the dust properties in the line of sight to the Galactic globular cluster M4. We have investigated the reddening effects in terms of absolute strength and variation across the cluster field, as well as the shape of the reddening law defined by the type of dust. All three aspects had been poorly defined for this system and, consequently, there has been controversy about the absolute distance to this globular cluster, which is closest to the Sun. Here, we determine the ratio of absolute to selective extinction (R{sub V} ) in the line of sight toward M4, which is known to be a useful indicator for the type of dust and therefore characterizes the applicable reddening law. Our method is independent of age assumptions and appears to be significantly more precise and accurate than previous approaches. We obtain A{sub V} /E(B - V) = 3.76 {+-} 0.07 (random error) for the dust in the line of sight to M4 for our set of filters. That corresponds to a dust-type parameter R{sub V} = 3.62 {+-} 0.07 in the Cardelli et al. reddening law. With this value, the distance to M4 is found to be 1.80 {+-} 0.05 kpc, corresponding to a true distance modulus of (m - M){sub 0} = 11.28 {+-} 0.06 (random error). A reddening map for M4 has been created, which reveals a spatial differential reddening of {delta}E(B - V) {>=} 0.2 mag across the field within 10' around the cluster center; this is about 50% of the total mean reddening, which we have determined to be E(B - V) = 0.37 {+-} 0.01. In order to provide accurate zero points for the extinction coefficients of our photometric filters, we investigated the impact of stellar parameters such as temperature, surface gravity, and metallicity on the extinction properties and the necessary corrections in different bandpasses. Using both synthetic ATLAS9 spectra and observed spectral energy distributions, we found similarly sized effects for the range of temperature and surface gravity typical of globular cluster stars: each causes a change of about 3% in the necessary correction factor for each filter combination. Interestingly, variations in the metallicity cause effects of the same order when the assumed value is changed from the solar metallicity ([Fe/H] = 0.0) to [Fe/H] = -2.5. The systematic differences between the reddening corrections for a typical main-sequence turnoff star in a metal poor globular cluster and a Vega-like star are even stronger ({approx}5%). We compared the results from synthetic spectra to those obtained with observed spectral energy distributions and found significant differences for temperatures lower than {approx}5000 K. We have attributed these discrepancies to the inadequate treatment of some molecular bands in the B filter within the ATLAS9 models. Fortunately, these differences do not affect the principal astrophysical conclusions in this study, which are based on stars hotter than 5000 K. From our calculations, we provide extinction zero points for Johnson-Cousins and Two Micron All Sky Survey filters, spanning a wide range of stellar parameters and dust types. These extinction tables are suited for accurate, object-specific extinction corrections.

  9. Law, Logic and Language in Legal Computer Science

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    Cheng, Eugenia

    Law, Logic and Language in Legal Computer Science Michael Heather School of Law University of Northumbria at Newcastle, NE1 8ST, UK B.Nick Rossiter Computing Science Newcastle University, NE1 7RU B.N.Rossiter@ncl.ac.uk November 1995 Abstract Legal computer science requires a theoretical basis which can be realized

  10. New approximate radial wave functions for power-law potentials

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    Vladimir Kudryashov

    2007-09-26

    Radial wave functions for power-law potentials are approximated with the help of power-law substitution and explicit summation of the leading constituent WKB series. Our approach reproduces the correct behavior of the wave functions at the origin, at the turning points and far away from the turning points

  11. Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in

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    Strathclyde, University of

    Strathclyde Law School "The Politics of Biotechnology Regulation ­ Perceptions of morality, trade, and EU-China and Politics in RiskRegulation of GMOs: A Comparison between the EU and China" 2:45 ­ 3:15 Coffee Break 3Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in EU-China Relations 11 November 2014

  12. LLM/DIPLOMA EMPLOYMENT LAW MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

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    Banaji,. Murad

    LLM/DIPLOMA EMPLOYMENT LAW MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER 26 ­ 28 September 2014 Induction Floor, Charles Wilson Building on Main Campus, University of Leicester 9.30 ­ 10.15 Registration not attend the Foundation Day) #12;LLM/DIPLOMA EMPLOYMENT LAW MAIN CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER 26 ­ 28

  13. New Guatemala law tries to attract new explorers

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    Not Available

    1984-02-01

    With only 6,280 bopd of production and reserves of only 13 million barrels, Guatemala's 25,200 bpd thirst has forced the country to rewrite its petroleum law. Among pluses in the new law are full-cost recovery and prices based on world levels. However, the stiff royalty and no provision for neutral arbitration are significant minuses.

  14. Characterizing Law of Demand Violations for Separable Utility

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    Alexandrova, Ivana

    Characterizing Law of Demand Violations for Separable Utility Yakar Kannai1 and Larry Selden2 1 formulated in terms of utility functions representing un- derlying preferences generating the demand. However, relatively few explicit classes of utility functions have been proposed for which the Law of Demand fails

  15. Carnot Engines, Efficiency, and The Second Law Chemistry 213

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    Ronis, David M.

    Carnot Engines, Efficiency, and The Second Law Chemistry 213 Fig. 1. The Carnot Cycle The Carnot in an isolated system) and the physical statements of the Second Law of Thermodynamics (heat spontaneously flows in the isothermal and adiabatic parts of the Carnot cycle for an ideal gas. 1. Energy in an Ideal Gas: Joule

  16. Entanglement theory and the second law of thermodynamics

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    Loss, Daniel

    ARTICLES Entanglement theory and the second law of thermodynamics FERNANDO G. S. L. BRAND~AO1 aim to draw from them formal analogies to the second law of thermodynamics; however, whereas relationship with thermodynamics may be established when considering all non-entangling transformations

  17. Conservation laws in gravitational theories with general nonminimal coupling

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    Yuri N. Obukhov; Dirk Puetzfeld

    2013-04-18

    We use the Lagrange-Noether methods to derive the conservation laws for models in which matter interacts nonminimally with the gravitational field. The nonminimal coupling function can depend arbitrarily on the gravitational field strength. The obtained result generalizes earlier findings. The generalized conservation laws provide the basis for the derivation of the equations of motion for the nonminimally coupled test bodies.

  18. Relic gravitational waves and the generalized second law

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    German Izquierdo; Diego Pavon

    2005-01-12

    The generalized second law of gravitational thermodynamics is applied to the present era of accelerated expansion of the Universe. In spite of the fact that the entropy of matter and relic gravitational waves inside the event horizon diminish, the mentioned law is fulfilled provided that the expression for the entropy density of the gravitational waves satisfies a certain condition.

  19. PUSH PULL MIGRATION LAWS x Guido Dorigo* and Waldo Tobler

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    Tobler, Waldo

    PUSH PULL MIGRATION LAWS x Guido Dorigo* and Waldo Tobler Abstract:Themathematicsofapush-pullmodelareshowntoincorporatemanyofRavenstein's laws of migration, to be equivalent to a quadratic transportation problem, and to be related, Helmholz equation, migration theory, quadratic pro- gramming, spatial interaction. It is now approximately

  20. Law and Society in Saint Domingue, 1789-1805 

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    Polk, Katelyn Brune

    2013-09-29

    , we will explore bigger themes such as the social and political effects of these boundaries on free people of color who resided in these areas. We intend to frame our research by addressing the relationship between law and society. French law (and...

  1. HYPERBOLIC BALANCE LAWS: RIEMANN INVARIANTS AND THE GENERALIZED RIEMANN PROBLEM

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    HYPERBOLIC BALANCE LAWS: RIEMANN INVARIANTS AND THE GENERALIZED RIEMANN PROBLEM MATANIA BEN-ARTZI AND JIEQUAN LI Abstract. The Generalized Riemann Problem (GRP) for nonlinear hyperbolic system of m balance-resolution) generalization of the Godunov scheme. Key words: Hyperbolic balance laws, Generalized Riemann problem (GRP

  2. Energy Scaling Laws for Distributed Inference in Random Fusion Networks

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    Yukich, Joseph E.

    1 Energy Scaling Laws for Distributed Inference in Random Fusion Networks Animashree Anandkumar Abstract--The energy scaling laws of multihop data fusion networks for distributed inference are considered. The fusion network consists of randomly located sensors distributed i.i.d. according to a general spatial

  3. Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 W. Adams St.

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    , and Policy is a collaboration among Chicago-Kent public policy experts and IIT technology experts. The Center-Degree Programs J.D./LL.M. in Family Law J.D./LL.M. in Financial Services Law J.D./LL.M. in Taxation With Stuart innovation and creativity. Center for Information, Society, and Policy The Center for Information, Society

  4. Memorandum, Protective Force Law Enforcement Authority- May 1, 2009

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    Investigation allegations that contractor procetive force personnel at a DOE site exceeded their legistative ,regulatory, and policy-based authority by providing on-duty, armed off-site assistance to local law enforcement authorites during other than recapture/recovery operations, and by accessing the local law enforcement database for background checks during the course of on-site administrative traffic stops.

  5. Applications of the DFLU flux to systems of conservation laws

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    Adimurthi, Adimurthi; Jaffré, Jérôme

    2009-01-01

    The DFLU numerical flux was introduced in order to solve hyperbolic scalar conservation laws with a flux function discontinuous in space. We show how this flux can be used to solve systems of conservation laws. The obtained numerical flux is very close to a Godunov flux. As an example we consider a system modeling polymer flooding in oil reservoir engineering.

  6. Law and Society in Saint Domingue, 1789-1805 

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    Dawson, Brandon

    2013-09-29

    .............................................................................................3 General Topic.…………………………………………………………………3 Questions……………………………………………………………………....4 Sources……………………………………………………………………...…4 General Argument……………………………..……………….…………...…4 Chapter Overview……………………………………………………………..5 II THE LIBERAL REVOLUTION..., those with sufficient means circumvented these regulations, creating a gap between what laws prescribed and lived experience. This era demonstrates a complex and often inconsistent relationship between law and society. Exploring these inconsistencies...

  7. Department of Geography By-Laws 2007 Department of Geography

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Department of Geography By-Laws 2007 1 By-Laws Department of Geography Florida State University 2017 unless reviewed and approved by a majority of faculty The mission of the Department of Geography in geography and related disciplines; and to be available as a public service to the local community. These by

  8. Extending Newton's Law from Nonlocal-in-Time Kinetic Energy

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    Extending Newton's Law from Nonlocal-in-Time Kinetic Energy J.A.K. Suykens K.U. Leuven, ESAT: nonlocal-in-time kinetic energy, higher order Euler-Lagrange equation, Newton's sec- ond law of motion the kinetic energy with a form of nonlocal-in-time kinetic energy. It leads to a hypothetical extension

  9. Anisotropic Dark Energy and the Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    M. Sharif; Farida Khanum

    2011-11-12

    We consider a Bianchi type $I$ model in which anisotropic dark energy is interacting with dark matter and anisotropic radiation. With this scenario, we investigate the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics. It is concluded that the validity of this law depends on different parameters like shear, skewness and equation of state.

  10. Health, Law & Justice Justice Brandeis Semester Summer 2015

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    Snider, Barry B.

    Health, Law & Justice Justice Brandeis Semester ­ Summer 2015 Instructors: Sarah Elisabeth Curi, JD on Tuesdays and Thursdays Outline of Course Syllabus - subject to revision Health, Law & Justice curious to learn more about health care in the U.S. This JBS merges two highly participatory seminars

  11. Test-to-Failure of Crystalline Silicon Modules: Preprint

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    Hacke, P.; Terwilliger, K.; Glick, S.; Trudell, D.; Bosco, N.; Johnston, S.; Kurtz, S. R.

    2010-10-01

    Accelerated lifetime testing of five crystalline silicon module designs was carried out according to the Terrestrial Photovoltaic Module Accelerated Test-to-Failure Protocol. This protocol compares the reliability of various module constructions on a quantitative basis. The modules under test are subdivided into three accelerated lifetime testing paths: 85..deg..C/85% relative humidity with system bias, thermal cycling between ?40..deg..C and 85..deg..C, and a path that alternates between damp heat and thermal cycling. The most severe stressor is damp heat with system bias applied to simulate the voltages that modules experience when connected in an array. Positive 600 V applied to the active layer with respect to the grounded module frame accelerates corrosion of the silver grid fingers and degrades the silicon nitride antireflective coating on the cells. Dark I-V curve fitting indicates increased series resistance and saturation current around the maximum power point; however, an improvement in junction recombination characteristics is obtained. Shunt paths and cell-metallization interface failures are seen developing in the silicon cells as determined by electroluminescence, thermal imaging, and I-V curves in the case of negative 600 V bias applied to the active layer. Ability to withstand electrolytic corrosion, moisture ingress, and ion drift under system voltage bias are differentiated.

  12. Photomultiplier tube failure under hydrostatic pressure in future neutrino detectors

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    Chambliss, K. [Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY (United States). Multifunctional Materials Lab, Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering; Diwan, M. [Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY (United States). Multifunctional Materials Lab, Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering; Simos, N. [Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Sundaram, S. K. [Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY (United States). Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2014-10-01

    Failure of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) under hydrostatic pressure is a concern in neutrino detection, specifically, in the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment project. Controlled hydrostatic implosion tests were performed on prototypic PMT bulbs of 10-inch diameter and recorded using high speed filming techniques to capture failures in detail. These high-speed videos were analyzed frame-by-frame in order to identify the origin of a crack, measure the progression of individual crack along the surface of the bulb as it propagates through the glass, and estimate crack velocity. Crack velocity was calculated for each individual crack, and an average velocity was determined for all measurable cracks on each bulb. Overall, 32 cracks were measured in 9 different bulbs tested. Finite element modeling (FEM) of crack formation and growth in prototypic PMT shows stress concentration near the middle section of the PMT bulbs that correlates well with our crack velocity measurements in that section. The FEM model predicts a crack velocity value that is close to the terminal crack velocity reported. Our measurements also reveal significantly reduced crack velocities compared to terminal crack velocities measured in glasses using fracture mechanics testing and reported in literature.

  13. Photomultiplier tube failure under hydrostatic pressure in future neutrino detectors

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    Chambliss, K.; Diwan, M.; Simos, N.; Sundaram, S. K.

    2014-10-09

    Failure of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) under hydrostatic pressure is a concern in neutrino detection, specifically, in the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment project. Controlled hydrostatic implosion tests were performed on prototypic PMT bulbs of 10-inch diameter and recorded using high speed filming techniques to capture failures in detail. These high-speed videos were analyzed frame-by-frame in order to identify the origin of a crack, measure the progression of individual crack along the surface of the bulb as it propagates through the glass, and estimate crack velocity. Crack velocity was calculated for each individual crack, and an average velocity was determined for all measurable cracks on each bulb. Overall, 32 cracks were measured in 9 different bulbs tested. Finite element modeling (FEM) of crack formation and growth in prototypic PMT shows stress concentration near the middle section of the PMT bulbs that correlates well with our crack velocity measurements in that section. The FEM model predicts a crack velocity value that is close to the terminal crack velocity reported. Our measurements also reveal significantly reduced crack velocities compared to terminal crack velocities measured in glasses using fracture mechanics testing and reported in literature.

  14. STUDY OF THE RHIC BPM SMA CONNECTOR FAILURE PROBLEM

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    LIAW,C.; SIKORA, R.; SCHROEDER, R.

    2007-06-25

    About 730 BPMs are mounted on the RHIC CQS and Triplet super-conducting magnets. Semi-rigid coaxial cables are used to bring the electrical signal from the BPM feedthroughs to the outside flanges. at the ambient temperature. Every year around 10 cables will lose their signals during the operation. The connection usually failed at the warm end of the cable. The problems were either the solder joint failed or the center conductor retracted out of the SMA connector. Finite element analyses were performed to understand the failure mechanism of the solder joint. The results showed that (1) The SMA center conductor can separate from the mating connector due to the thermal retraction. (2) The maximum thermal stress at the warm end solder joint can exceed the material strength of the Pb37/Sn63 solder material and (3) The magnet ramping frequency (-10 Hz), during the machine startup, can possibly resonant the coaxial cable and damage the solder joints, especially when a fracture is initiated. Test results confirmed that by using the silver bearing solder material (a higher strength material) and by crimping the cable at the locations close to the SMA connector (to prevent the center conductor from retracting) can effectively resolve the connector failure problem.

  15. RECONFIGURING POWER SYSTEMS TO MINIMIZE CASCADING FAILURES: MODELS AND ALGORITHMS

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    Bienstock, Daniel

    2014-04-11

    the main goal of this project was to develop new scientific tools, based on optimization techniques, with the purpose of controlling and modeling cascading failures of electrical power transmission systems. We have developed a high-quality tool for simulating cascading failures. The problem of how to control a cascade was addressed, with the aim of stopping the cascade with a minimum of load lost. Yet another aspect of cascade is the investigation of which events would trigger a cascade, or more appropriately the computation of the most harmful initiating event given some constraint on the severity of the event. One common feature of the cascade models described (indeed, of several of the cascade models found in the literature) is that we study thermally-induced line tripping. We have produced a study that accounts for exogenous randomness (e.g. wind and ambient temperature) that could affect the thermal behavior of a line, with a focus on controlling the power flow of the line while maintaining safe probability of line overload. This was done by means of a rigorous analysis of a stochastic version of the heat equation. we incorporated a model of randomness in the behavior of wind power output; again modeling an OPF-like problem that uses chance-constraints to maintain low probability of line overloads; this work has been continued so as to account for generator dynamics as well.

  16. Photomultiplier tube failure under hydrostatic pressure in future neutrino detectors

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    Chambliss, K.; Diwan, M.; Simos, N.; Sundaram, S. K.

    2014-10-09

    Failure of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) under hydrostatic pressure is a concern in neutrino detection, specifically, in the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment project. Controlled hydrostatic implosion tests were performed on prototypic PMT bulbs of 10-inch diameter and recorded using high speed filming techniques to capture failures in detail. These high-speed videos were analyzed frame-by-frame in order to identify the origin of a crack, measure the progression of individual crack along the surface of the bulb as it propagates through the glass, and estimate crack velocity. Crack velocity was calculated for each individual crack, and an average velocity was determined for allmore »measurable cracks on each bulb. Overall, 32 cracks were measured in 9 different bulbs tested. Finite element modeling (FEM) of crack formation and growth in prototypic PMT shows stress concentration near the middle section of the PMT bulbs that correlates well with our crack velocity measurements in that section. The FEM model predicts a crack velocity value that is close to the terminal crack velocity reported. Our measurements also reveal significantly reduced crack velocities compared to terminal crack velocities measured in glasses using fracture mechanics testing and reported in literature.« less

  17. ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PROBABILISTIC FAILURE MODELING OF DIGITAL SYSTEMS

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    CHU,T.L.; MARTINEZ-GURIDI,G.; LEHNER,J.; OVERLAND,D.

    2004-09-19

    The current U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing process of instrumentation and control (I&C) systems is based on deterministic requirements, e.g., single failure criteria, and defense in depth and diversity. Probabilistic considerations can be used as supplements to the deterministic process. The National Research Council has recommended development of methods for estimating failure probabilities of digital systems, including commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment, for use in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). NRC staff has developed informal qualitative and quantitative requirements for PRA modeling of digital systems. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has performed a review of the-state-of-the-art of the methods and tools that can potentially be used to model digital systems. The objectives of this paper are to summarize the review, discuss the issues associated with probabilistic modeling of digital systems, and identify potential areas of research that would enhance the state of the art toward a satisfactory modeling method that could be integrated with a typical probabilistic risk assessment.

  18. Power-law connections: From Zipf to Heaps and beyond

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    Eliazar, Iddo I.; Cohen, Morrel H.

    2013-05-15

    In this paper we explore the asymptotic statistics of a general model of rank distributions in the large-ensemble limit; the construction of the general model is motivated by recent empirical studies of rank distributions. Applying Lorenzian, oligarchic, and Heapsian asymptotic analyses we establish a comprehensive set of closed-form results linking together rank distributions, probability distributions, oligarchy sizes, and innovation rates. In particular, the general results reveal the fundamental underlying connections between Zipf’s law, Pareto’s law, and Heaps’ law—three elemental empirical power-laws that are ubiquitously observed in the sciences. -- Highlights: ? The large-ensemble asymptotic statistics of rank distributions are explored. ? Lorenzian, oligarchic, and Heapsian asymptotic analyses are applied. ? Associated oligarchy sizes and induced innovation rates are analyzed. ? General elemental statistical connections are established. ? The underlying connections between Zipf’s, Pareto’s and Heaps’ laws are unveiled.

  19. Distortion of power law blinking with binning and thresholding

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    Amecke, Nicole; Heber, André; Cichos, Frank, E-mail: cichos@physik.uni-leipzig.de [Molecular Nanophotonics Group, Institute of Experimental Physics I, Universität Leipzig, Linnéstraße 5, 04103 Leipzig (Germany)] [Molecular Nanophotonics Group, Institute of Experimental Physics I, Universität Leipzig, Linnéstraße 5, 04103 Leipzig (Germany)

    2014-03-21

    Fluorescence intermittency is a random switching between emitting (on) and non-emitting (off) periods found for many single chromophores such as semiconductor quantum dots and organic molecules. The statistics of the duration of on- and off-periods are commonly determined by thresholding the emission time trace of a single chromophore and appear to be power law distributed. Here we test with the help of simulations if the experimentally determined power law distributions can actually reflect the underlying statistics. We find that with the experimentally limited time resolution real power law statistics with exponents ?{sub on/off} ? 1.6, especially if ?{sub on} ? ?{sub off} would not be observed as such in the experimental data after binning and thresholding. Instead, a power law appearance could simply be obtained from the continuous distribution of intermediate intensity levels. This challenges much of the obtained data and the models describing the so-called power law blinking.

  20. A Kinematic Conservation Law in Free Surface Flow

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    Sergey Gavrilyuk; Henrik Kalisch; Zahra Khorsand

    2014-10-24

    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.

  1. Determining the extragalactic extinction law with SALT

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    Ido Finkelman; Noah Brosch; Alexei Y. Kniazev; David Buckley; Darragh O'Donoghue; Yas Hashimoto; Nicola Loaring; Encarni Romero; Martin Still; Petri Vaisanen

    2008-08-05

    We present CCD imaging observations of early-type galaxies with dark lanes obtained with the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) during its performance-verification phase. We derive the extinction law by the extragalactic dust in the dark lanes in the spectral range 1.11mu m^{-1} < lambda^{-1} < 2.94 mu m^{-1} by fitting model galaxies to the unextinguished parts of the image, and subtracting from these the actual images. We find that the extinction curves run parallel to the Galactic extinction curve, which implies that the properties of dust in the extragalactic enviroment are similar to those of the Milky Way. The ratio of the total V band extinction to the selective extinction between the V and B bands is derived for each galaxy with an average of 2.82+-0.38, compared to a canonical value of 3.1 for the Milky Way. The similar values imply that galaxies with well-defined dark lanes have characteristic dust grain sizes similar to those of Galactic dust.

  2. An Unbroken Axial Vector Current Conservation Law

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    Rasulkhozha S. Sharafiddinov

    2015-05-28

    The mass, energy and momentum of the neutrino of a true flavor have an axial-vector nature. As a consequence, the left-handed truly neutral neutrino in an axial-vector field of emission can be converted into a right-handed one and vice versa. This predicts the unidenticality of masses, energies and momenta of neutrinos of the different components. Recognizing such a difference in masses, energies, momenta and accepting that the left-handed axial-vector neutrino and the right-handed antineutrino of true neutrality refer to long-lived C-odd leptons, and the right-handed truly neutral neutrino and the left-handed axial-vector antineutrino are of short-lived fermions of C-oddity, we would write a new CP-even Dirac equation taking into account the flavor symmetrical axial-vector mass, energy and momentum matrices. Their presence explains the spontaneous mirror symmetry violation, confirming that an axial-vector current conservation law has never violated. They reflect the availability of a mirror Minkowski space in which a neutrino is characterized by left as well as by right space-time coordinates. Therefore, it is not surprising that whatever the main purposes experiments about a quasielastic axial-vector mass say in favor of an axial-vector mirror Minkowski space-time.

  3. An Unbroken Axial Vector Current Conservation Law

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    Sharafiddinov, Rasulkhozha S

    2015-01-01

    The mass, energy and momentum of the neutrino of a true flavor have an axial-vector nature. As a consequence, the left-handed truly neutral neutrino in an axial-vector field of emission can be converted into a right-handed one and vice versa. This predicts the unidenticality of masses, energies and momenta of neutrinos of the different components. Recognizing such a difference in masses, energies, momenta and accepting that the left-handed axial-vector neutrino and the right-handed antineutrino of true neutrality refer to long-lived C-odd leptons, and the right-handed truly neutral neutrino and the left-handed axial-vector antineutrino are of short-lived fermions of C-oddity, we would write a new CP-even Dirac equation taking into account the flavor symmetrical axial-vector mass, energy and momentum matrices. Their presence explains the spontaneous mirror symmetry violation, confirming that an axial-vector current conservation law has never violated. They reflect the availability of a mirror Minkowski space i...

  4. From Key Numbers to Keywords: How Automation Has Transformed the Law

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    Hanson, F. Allan

    2002-01-01

    HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 563 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 564 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 565 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 566 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 567 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 568 2002 Hein...Online -- 94 Law Libr. J. 569 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 570 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 571 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 572 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 573 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 574 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J...

  5. OGEL (Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence): Focussing on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law,

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    Dixon, Juan

    About OGEL OGEL (Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence): Focussing on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas- energy geopolitics. For full Terms & Conditions and subscription rates

  6. Module No: 410318Social Security LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Labor LawPre-requisite

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    Module No: 410318Social Security LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Labor LawPre-requisite: Module Type: specialization required electiveModule level: Third year Evening StudyDaytime StudyCredit Hours: 3 Credit Hours Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module coordinator S

  7. Module No: 410237History of LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Introduction to LawPre-requisite

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    Module No: 410237History of LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Introduction to LawPre-requisite: Module Type: specialization required electiveModule level: Second year Evening StudyDaytime StudyCredit Hours Phone Academic rank Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module coordinator

  8. Module No: 420464Local Administration LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Administration Law (2)Pre-requisite

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    Module No: 420464Local Administration LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Administration Law (2)Pre-requisite: Module Type: specialization elective requirementModule level: Fourth year Evening StudyDaytime Study Office Phone Academic rank Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module

  9. Module No: 420242Public International Law 2Module Title: Co-requisite:public international law 1Pre-requisite

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    Module No: 420242Public International Law 2Module Title: Co-requisite:public international law 1Pre-requisite: Module Type: specialization requirementModule level: Second year Evening StudyDaytime StudyCredit Hours Phone Academic rank Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module coordinator

  10. Module No: 410492Evidence and Procedural LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Law of Civil ProceduresPre-requisite

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    Module No: 410492Evidence and Procedural LawModule Title: Co-requisite:Law of Civil ProceduresPre-requisite: Module Type: Department prerequisiteModule level: Fourth year Evening StudyDaytime StudyCredit Hours: 3 Academic rank Instructor Name E-mailOffice Number Office Phone Academic rank Module coordinator E

  11. IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, VOL. 16, NO. 4, AUGUST 2008 749 Characterization of Failures in an Operational

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    Chuah, Chen-Nee

    of the different classes provides a probabilistic failure model, which can be used to generate realistic failureIEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, VOL. 16, NO. 4, AUGUST 2008 749 Characterization of Failures services, its dependability in the presence of various failures becomes crit- ical. In this paper, we

  12. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion Charles Byrne (Charles Byrne@uml.edu)

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    Byrne, Charles

    's law of universal gravitation. 1 Preliminaries Kepler worked from 1601 to 1612 in Prague of universal gravitation.Although the second law preceded the first, Kepler's Laws are usually enumerated evidence for Newton's law of universal gravitation. How Kepler discovered these laws without the aid

  13. LEXSEE 16 BERKELEY TECH L J 1 Copyright (c) 2001 Berkeley Technology Law Journal

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Page 1 LEXSEE 16 BERKELEY TECH L J 1 Copyright (c) 2001 Berkeley Technology Law Journal Berkeley Technology Law Journal 2001 16 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1 LENGTH: 3937 words ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY Law Journal; J.D. candidate, 2001, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; Ph

  14. M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 1

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    Bahrami, Majid

    M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics The second law of thermodynamics asserts that processes occur it satisfies both the first and the second laws of thermodynamics. The second law also asserts that energy

  15. Power law violation of the area law in quantum spin chains

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    Ramis Movassagh; Peter W. Shor

    2014-10-03

    The sub-volume scaling of the entanglement entropy with the system's size, $n$, has been a subject of vigorous study in the last decade [1]. The area law provably holds for gapped one dimensional systems [2] and it was believed to be violated by at most a factor of $\\log\\left(n\\right)$ in physically reasonable models such as critical systems. In this paper, we generalize the spin$-1$ model of Bravyi et al [3] to all integer spin-$s$ chains, whereby we introduce a class of exactly solvable models that are physical and exhibit signatures of criticality, yet violate the area law by a power law. The proposed Hamiltonian is local and translationally invariant in the bulk. We prove that it is frustration free and has a unique ground state. Moreover, we prove that the energy gap scales as $n^{-c}$, where using the theory of Brownian excursions, we prove $c\\ge2$. This rules out the possibility of these models being described by a conformal field theory. We analytically show that the Schmidt rank grows exponentially with $n$ and that the half-chain entanglement entropy to the leading order scales as $\\sqrt{n}$ (Eq. 16). Geometrically, the ground state is seen as a uniform superposition of all $s-$colored Motzkin walks. Lastly, we introduce an external field which allows us to remove the boundary terms yet retain the desired properties of the model. Our techniques for obtaining the asymptotic form of the entanglement entropy, the gap upper bound and the self-contained expositions of the combinatorial techniques, more akin to lattice paths, may be of independent interest.

  16. Preliminary Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of the US Massive Gas Injection Disruption Mitigation System Design

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    Lee C. Cadwallader

    2013-10-01

    This report presents the results of a preliminary failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) of a candidate design for the ITER Disruption Mitigation System. This candidate is the Massive Gas Injection System that provides machine protection in a plasma disruption event. The FMEA was quantified with “generic” component failure rate data as well as some data calculated from operating facilities, and the failure events were ranked for their criticality to system operation.

  17. Preliminary Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of the US DCLL Test Blanket Module

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    Lee C. Cadwallader

    2010-06-01

    This report presents the results of a preliminary failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) of a small tritium-breeding test blanket module design for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The FMEA was quantified with “generic” component failure rate data, and the failure events are binned into postulated initiating event families and frequency categories for safety assessment. An appendix to this report contains repair time data to support an occupational radiation exposure assessment for test blanket module maintenance.

  18. Failure prediction of cross-rolled beryllium sheets subjected to transverse point loads 

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    Mascorro, Edward

    1991-01-01

    advantage of this formulation is its ability to take into account interdependence of the failure stress components. Previous theories assume that biaxially loaded specimens have failure surfaces that are only functions of the uniaxial failure stresses.... It is shown in section 2 that cross-rolled beryllium is stronger when it is loaded biaxially than when loaded uniaxially. Although previous theories can not describe this phenomenon, the Tsai-Wu formulation is simple yet flexible enough to model...

  19. Component Failure Rate Data Sources for Probabilistic Safety and Reliability

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    L. C. Cadwallader; S. A. Eide

    2010-09-01

    Probabilistic safety methods are being used in several industries, including chemical, manufacturing, and energy. When performing reliability studies or using probabilistic safety approaches, a basic need arises for input data on failure rates of the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control, and other components that comprise the engineering systems in the facility. Some companies have many types of data stored and can retrieve these in-house data for such uses. Other companies hire consultants to perform safety assessments; the consulting firms often use their own data bases. For those analysts who do not have either of those options available, this paper presents some data sources that are retrievable from the literature. These data sources have been evaluated with a basic rating of usefulness for analysis work, and each has a description of what data can be found in the citation that can be used to support assessments in industry. The accessibility of data documents via the internet is also described.

  20. Cascade Failures from Distributed Generation in Power Grids

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    Scala, Antonio; Scoglio, Caterina

    2012-01-01

    Power grids are nowadays experiencing a transformation due to the introduction of Distributed Generation based on Renewable Sources. At difference with classical Distributed Generation, where local power sources mitigate anomalous user consumption peaks, Renewable Sources introduce in the grid intrinsically erratic power inputs. By introducing a simple schematic (but realistic) model for power grids with stochastic distributed generation, we study the effects of erratic sources on the robustness of several IEEE power grid test networks with up to 2000 buses. We find that increasing the penetration of erratic sources causes the grid to fail with a sharp transition. We compare such results with the case of failures caused by the natural increasing power demand.

  1. A Unifying Theory for Scaling Laws of Human Populations

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    Lin, Henry W

    2015-01-01

    The spatial distribution of people exhibits clustering across a wide range of scales, from household (~$10^{-2}$ km) to continental (~$10^4$ km) scales. Empirical data indicates simple power-law scalings for the size distribution of cities (known as Zipf's law), the geographic distribution of friends, and the population density fluctuations as a function of scale. We derive a simple statistical model that explains all of these scaling laws based on a single unifying principle involving the random spatial growth of clusters of people on all scales. The model makes important new predictions for the spread of diseases and other social phenomena.

  2. A mechanical model for Fourier's law of heat conduction

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    David Ruelle

    2011-02-27

    Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics close to equilibrium is a physically satisfactory theory centered on the linear response formula of Green-Kubo. This formula results from a formal first order perturbation calculation without rigorous justification. A rigorous derivation of Fourier's law for heat conduction from the laws of mechanics remains thus a major unsolved problem. In this note we present a deterministic mechanical model of a heat-conducting chain with nontrivial interactions, where kinetic energy fluctuations at the nodes of the chain are removed. In this model the derivation of Fourier's law can proceed rigorously.

  3. The Fight Against the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    Jorge Berger

    1997-01-15

    After presenting possible motives for fighting against the second law of thermodynamics, several attempts to beat this law are analyzed. The second law wins, but an interesting interpretation of it emerges. This interpretation uses the notion of ``encoded order'' and claims that whether a system is or is not in thermodynamic equilibrium depends on the coordinates which the observer decides to measure. This interpretation may not be new, but most present day physicists seem to be unaware of it. The question of subjectivity of entropy and the connection between the present interpretation and ``algorithmic randomness'' are addressed. Key words: Maxwell's demon, perpetuum mobile, subjectivity, entropy, H-theorem, randomness, complexity, information.

  4. APC mutations lead to cytokinetic failures in vitro and tetraploid genotypes in Min mice

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    Caldwell, Christine M; Green, Rebecca A; Kaplan, Kenneth B

    2007-01-01

    JCB: ARTICLE APC mutations lead to cytokinetic failures inpre- cise mechanisms that lead to the chromosomal defects inanaphase begins. APC MUTANTS LEAD TO TETRAPLOID CELLS IN

  5. Failure Modes and Causes for Swing and Lift Type Check Valves

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    Group (NIC), ORNL has reviewed and analyzed check valve failures from the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations' (INPOs') Nuclear Plant Reliability Database System (NPRDS)...

  6. Abstract: Transactions and recoverable memories are pow-erful mechanisms for handling failures and manipulating

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    Chen, Peter M.

    [Chen96]. Combined with an uninterruptible power supply, Rio provides persistent memory to applications]. Transactions are acclaimed widely as a powerful mechanism for handling failures. Transactions simplify pro

  7. How Does Law Matter to Social Movements? A Case Study of Gay Activism in Singapore

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    Chua, Lynette Janice

    2011-01-01

    David M. 1998. “How Does Law Matter in the Constitution ofG. , and Austin Sarat. 1998. How Does Law Matter? Evanston:Chicago Press. ------ 1998. “How Does Law Matter for Social

  8. Overturning of Michael M.: Statutory Rape Law becomes Gender-Neutral in California, The

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    Miller, Susannah

    1994-01-01

    OF MICHAEL M. : STATUTORY RAPE LAW BECOMES GENDER-NEUTRAL INI. TIlE DEVELOPMENT OF CALIFORNIA'S STATUTORY RAPE LAW A.History American statutory rape law draws its origins from

  9. "Law As . . .": Theory and Practice in Legal History

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    arguments Orren would elaborate in her book Belated Feudalism.2 The metaphysics in Orren's title were those & Andrew J. King eds., 1992). 2. KAREN ORREN, BELATED FEUDALISM: LABOR, THE LAW, AND LIBERAL DEVELOPMENT

  10. Conservation laws. Generation of physical fields. Principles of field theories

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    L. I. Petrova

    2007-04-19

    In the paper the role of conservation laws in evolutionary processes, which proceed in material systems (in material media) and lead to generation of physical fields, is shown using skew-symmetric differential forms. In present paper the skew-symmetric differential forms on deforming (nondifferentiable) manifolds were used in addition to exterior forms, which have differentiable manifolds as a basis. Such skew-symmetric forms (which were named evolutionary ones since they possess evolutionary properties), as well as the closed exterior forms, describe the conservation laws. But in contrast to exterior forms, which describe conservation laws for physical fields, the evolutionary forms correspond to conservation laws for material systems. The evolutionary forms possess an unique peculiarity, namely, the closed exterior forms are obtained from these forms. It is just this that enables one to describe the process of generation of physical fields, to disclose connection between physical fields and material systems and to resolve many problems of existing field theories.

  11. Power Law Discounting for N-Gram Language Models 

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    Huang, Songfang; Renals, Steve

    2010-01-01

    We present an approximation to the Bayesian hierarchical Pitman-Yor process language model which maintains the power law distribution over word tokens, while not requiring a computationally expensive approximate inference process. This approximation...

  12. Louisiana Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Law (Louisiana)

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    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality manages solid waste for the state of Louisiana under the authority of the Solid Waste Management and Resource Recover Law. The Department makes...

  13. Survey of Trends in Search and Seizure Law

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    Tonkovich, Emil A.

    1987-01-01

    This article surveys significant trends in search and seizure law. Recent United States Supreme Court decisions are reviewed. The scope of this survey is limited to the following four areas: (1) fourth amendment protected interests; (2) the probable...

  14. The Role of Patent Law in Knowledge Codification

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    Burk, DL

    2008-01-01

    Lemley, Policy Levers in Patent Law, 89 VA. L. REV. 1575 (Rational Ignorance at the Patent Office, 95 Nw. U. L.Mark A. Lemley, Reconceiving Patents in the Age of Venture

  15. Welcoming the Outsider: Local Construction of the Law towards Immigrants

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    Williams, Linda M.

    2013-08-31

    This dissertation examines the local construction of law on the street regarding immigrants. Local agencies play a key role in immigration enforcement and in providing services to immigrants. They are increasingly the face ...

  16. Building on Clues: Methods to Help State and Local Law

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    McShea, Daniel W.

    and Characterize Terrorist Activity Project Leads John Hollywood, PhD, RTI International Kevin Strom, PhD, RTI International Mark Pope, MS, RTI International Statement of Problem State and local law enforcement agencies

  17. HRM 501 Law and Regulation in Human Resource Management

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    Diestel, Geoff

    HRM 501 Law and Regulation in Human Resource Management Syllabus Version (3f) (Jan 11) COURSE learning skills, and a general understanding of problems faced by business managers. #12;HRM 501 Syllabus 2

  18. HRM 501 Law and Regulation in Human Resource Management

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    Diestel, Geoff

    HRM 501 Law and Regulation in Human Resource Management Syllabus Version (3e) (Aug 10) COURSE learning skills, and a general understanding of problems faced by business managers. #12;HRM 501 Syllabus 2

  19. The Effects of Moore's Law and Slacking on Large Computations

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    C Gottbrath; J Bailin; C Meakin; T Thompson; J. J. Charfman

    1999-12-09

    We show that, in the context of Moore's Law, overall productivity can be increased for large enough computations by `slacking' or waiting for some period of time before purchasing a computer and beginning the calculation.

  20. Banishment By a Thousand Laws: Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders

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    Yung, Corey Rayburn

    2007-01-01

    Across America, states, localities, and private communities are debating and implementing laws to limit the places of residence of convicted sex offenders. Twenty states and hundreds, if not thousands, of local communities have adopted statutes...

  1. Preliminary Investigation of Sulfur Loading in Hanford LAW Glass

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    Vienna, John D.; Hrma, Pavel R.; Buchmiller, William C.; Ricklefs, Joel S.

    2004-04-01

    A preliminary estimate was developed for loading limits for high-sulfur low-activity waste (LAW) feeds that will be vitrified into borosilicate glass at the Hanford Site in the waste-cleanup effort. Previous studies reported in the literature were consulted to provide a basis for the estimate. The examination of previous studies led to questions about sulfur loading in Hanford LAW glass, and scoping tests were performed to help answer these questions. These results of these tests indicated that a formulation approach developed by Vienna and colleagues shows promise for maximizing LAW loading in glass. However, there is a clear need for follow-on work. The potential for significantly lowering the amount of LAW glass produced at Hanford (after the initial phase of processing) because of higher sulfur tolerances may outweigh the cost and effort required to perform the necessary testing.

  2. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION The Graduate Program in Family Law

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    Heller, Barbara

    APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION The Graduate Program in Family Law STUDY TO BEGIN: [ ] Fall 20____ (year: _______________________________________________ (_____)____-__________ Institution or Company Fax ________________________________________________________________________ Street details on a separate sheet. FAMILY HISTORY 12. Has any member of your family attended Chicago

  3. Title 1 General Provisions Chapter 5 Common Law; General Rights...

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    Title 1 General Provisions Chapter 5 Common Law; General Rights 3 V.S.A. Section 2809 Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document-...

  4. First law energy balance as a data screening tool 

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    Shao, Xiaojie

    2006-08-16

    This thesis defines the Energy Balance Load ( BL E ) as the difference between the heating requirements plus the electric gains in the building and the cooling coil loads. It then applies a first law energy balance in ...

  5. Dissecting Women, Dissecting Law: The Court-Ordering of Caesarean Section Operations and the Failure of Informed Consent to Protect Women of Color

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    Espinoza, Leslie G.

    1994-01-01

    v. Griffin Spalding County Hosp. Auth. , 247 Ga. 86, 274v. Griffin Spalding County Hosp. Auth. , 247 Ga. 86, 274

  6. Amdahl's reliability law: A simple quantification of the weakest-link phenomenon

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    Parhami, B

    2015-01-01

    to Amdahl’s Law for Energy,” Com- puter ArchitectureExtend- ing Amdahl’s Law for Energy-­ Efficient Computing in

  7. Tolman's law in linear irreversible thermodynamics: a kinetic theory approach

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    A. Sandoval-Villalbazo; A. L. Garcia-Perciante; D. Brun-Battistini

    2012-07-10

    In this paper it is shown that Tolman's law can be derived from relativistic kinetic theory applied to a simple fluid in a BGK-like approximation. Using this framework, it becomes clear that the contribution of the gravitational field can be viewed as a cross effect that resembles the so-called \\emph{Thomson effect} in irreversible thermodynamics. A proper generalization of Tolman's law in an inhomogeneous medium is formally established based on these grounds.

  8. The evolution of the power law k-essence cosmology

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    Rong-Jia Yang; Bohai Chen; Jun Li; Jingzhao Qi

    2015-03-22

    We investigate the evolution of the power law k-essence field in FRWL spacetime. The autonomous dynamical system and critical points are obtained. The corresponding cosmological parameters, such as $\\Omega _{\\phi }$ and $w_{\\phi }$, are calculated at these critical points. We find it is possible to achieve an equation of state crossing through $-1$ for k-essence field. The results we obtained indicate that the power law k-essence dark energy model can be compatible with observations.

  9. The generalized second law and the emergent universe

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    Diego Pavón; Sergio del Campo; Ramón Herrera

    2012-12-31

    We explore whether the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in the transition from a generic initial Einstein static phase to the inflationary phase, with constant Hubble rate, and from the end of the latter to the conventional thermal radiation dominated era of expansion. As it turns out, the said law is satisfied provided the radiation component does not contribute largely to the total energy of the static phase.

  10. The generalized second law in the emergent universe

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    Sergio del Campo; Ramon Herrera; Diego Pavon

    2011-12-07

    This paper studies whether the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in the transition from a generic initial Einstein static phase to the inflationary phase, with constant Hubble rate, and from the end of the latter to the conventional era of thermal radiation dominated expansion. As it turns out, the said law is satisfied provided the radiation component does not largely contribute to the total energy of the static phase.

  11. Analysis of self-similar solutions of multidimensional conservation laws

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    Keyfitz, Barbara

    2014-02-15

    This project focused on analysis of multidimensional conservation laws, specifically on extensions to the study of self-siminar solutions, a project initiated by the PI. In addition, progress was made on an approach to studying conservation laws of very low regularity; in this research, the context was a novel problem in chromatography. Two graduate students in mathematics were supported during the grant period, and have almost completed their thesis research.

  12. Power Law Corrections to BTZ Black Hole Entropy

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    Dharm Veer Singh

    2014-11-14

    We study the quantum scalar field in the background of BTZ black hole and evaluate the entanglement entropy of the non-vacuum states. The entropy is proportional to the area of event horizon for the ground state, but the area law is violated in the case of non-vacuum states (first excited state and mixed states) and the corrections scale as power law.

  13. Dynamical Horizons: Energy, Angular Momentum, Fluxes and Balance Laws

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Badri Krishnan

    2002-11-03

    Dynamical horizons are considered in full, non-linear general relativity. Expressions of fluxes of energy and angular momentum carried by gravitational waves across these horizons are obtained. Fluxes are local, the energy flux is positive and change in the horizon area is related to these fluxes. The flux formulae also give rise to balance laws analogous to the ones obtained by Bondi and Sachs at null infinity and provide generalizations of the first and second laws of black hole mechanics.

  14. A New Polyethylene Scattering Law Determined Using Inelastic Neutron Scattering

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    Lavelle, Christopher M [ORNL; Liu, C [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Stone, Matthew B [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Monte Carlo neutron transport codes such as MCNP rely on accurate data for nuclear physics cross-sections to produce accurate results. At low energy, this takes the form of scattering laws based on the dynamic structure factor, S (Q, E). High density polyethylene (HDPE) is frequently employed as a neutron moderator at both high and low temperatures, however the only cross-sections available are for T =300 K, and the evaluation has not been updated in quite some time. In this paper we describe inelastic neutron scattering measurements on HDPE at 5 and 300 K which are used to improve the scattering law for HDPE. We describe the experimental methods, review some of the past HDPE scattering laws, and compare computations using these models to the measured S (Q, E). The total cross-section is compared to available data, and the treatment of the carbon secondary scatterer as a free gas is assessed. We also discuss the use of the measurement itself as a scattering law via the 1 phonon approximation. We show that a scattering law computed using a more detailed model for the Generalized Density of States (GDOS) compares more favorably to this experiment, suggesting that inelastic neutron scattering can play an important role in both the development and validation of new scattering laws for Monte Carlo work.

  15. Datacenter Scale Evaluation of the Impact of Temperature on Hard Disk Drive Failures

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    Gurumurthi, Sudhanva

    Datacenter Scale Evaluation of the Impact of Temperature on Hard Disk Drive Failures SRIRAM SANKAR rely heavily on their datacenters to serve end users. A large datacenter facility incurs increased, there is very little understanding on the major determinants of disk failures in datacenters. In this work, we

  16. Affective Agents: Sustaining Motivation to Learn Through Failure and a State of "Stuck"

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    Affective Agents: Sustaining Motivation to Learn Through Failure and a State of "Stuck" Winslow to persevere and remain motivated through failure. Many researchers creating ITSs have taken the approach' motivation. There are numerous circumstances where this approach is impractical, undesirable, or simply

  17. Al.SEP Array E -Comm~nd Decoder Failure Modes, Effects 8;

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    in the Control Logic Section by locking to the 1 KHz uplink clock generated at the ground station. The phase lock\\ Al.SEP Array E - Comm~nd Decoder Failure Modes, Effects 8; ATM 949 ! Criticality Analysis PAGI OF 27 DATE 6-1-71 This ATM dotuments the Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis 'on the Bendix

  18. On-Line Learning Failure-Tolerant Neural-Aided Controller for Earthquake Excited Structures

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    Nagarajaiah, Satish

    On-Line Learning Failure-Tolerant Neural-Aided Controller for Earthquake Excited Structures Sriram Abstract: This paper presents an on-line learning failure-tolerant neural controller capable of controlling buildings subjected to severe earthquake ground motions. In the proposed scheme the neural controller aids

  19. On Impedance Spectroscopy Contribution to Failure Diagnosis in Wind Turbine Generators

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    Boyer, Edmond

    On Impedance Spectroscopy Contribution to Failure Diagnosis in Wind Turbine Generators Mohamed Becherif1 , El Houssin El Bouchikhi2 and Mohamed Benbouzid2 Abstract ­ Wind turbines proliferation impedance spectroscopy contribution to the failure diagnosis of doubly-fed induction generator-based wind

  20. Failure Mechanisms in Pipelines Bridging a Void J. G. Zornberg1

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    Failure Mechanisms in Pipelines Bridging a Void J. G. Zornberg1 , Y.D. Costa2 , and B.S. Bueno3 1 program is being conducted to evaluate the failure mechanisms of pipelines subjected to a localized loss will allow the design of reinforced soil systems suitable to mitigate damage in pipelines. The experimental