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Invert Effective Thermal Conductivity Calculation  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the temperature-dependent effective thermal conductivities of a repository-emplaced invert steel set and surrounding ballast material. The scope of this calculation analyzes a ballast-material thermal conductivity range of 0.10 to 0.70 W/m {center_dot} K, a transverse beam spacing range of 0.75 to 1.50 meters, and beam compositions of A 516 carbon steel and plain carbon steel. Results from this calculation are intended to support calculations that identify waste package and repository thermal characteristics for Site Recommendation (SR). This calculation was developed by Waste Package Department (WPD) under Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) procedure AP-3.12Q, Revision 1, ICN 0, Calculations.

M.J. Anderson; H.M. Wade; T.L. Mitchell

2000-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Instructional video in e-learning: assessing the impact of interactive video on learning effectiveness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interactive video in an e-learning system allows proactive and random access to video content. Our empirical study examined the influence of interactive video on learning outcome and learner satisfaction in e-learning environments. Four different settings ... Keywords: e-learning, interactive video, learning effectiveness

Dongsong Zhang; Lina Zhou; Robert O. Briggs; Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instructional video in e-learning: Assessing the impact of interactive video on learning effectiveness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interactive video in an e-learning system allows proactive and random access to video content. Our empirical study examined the influence of interactive video on learning outcome and learner satisfaction in e-learning environments. Four different settings ... Keywords: E-learning, Interactive video, Learning effectiveness

Dongsong Zhang; Lina Zhou; Robert O. Briggs; Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big? | Princeton...  

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Science On Saturday MBG Auditorium From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big? Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering Princeton University...

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Effects of applying STR for group learning activities on learning performance in a synchronous cyber classroom  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study aimed to apply Speech to Text Recognition (STR) for individual oral presentations and group discussions of students in a synchronous cyber classroom. An experiment was conducted to analyze the effectiveness of applying STR on learning performance. ... Keywords: Computer-mediated communication, Distance education and telelearning, Improving classroom teaching, Pedagogical issues, cooperative/collaborative learning

Tony C. T. Kuo; Rustam Shadiev; Wu-Yuin Hwang; Nian-Shing Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT e-learning courses | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

EFFECT e-learning courses EFFECT e-learning courses Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: EFFECT e-learning courses Agency/Company /Organization: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector: Climate, Energy Topics: Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.esmap.org/esmap/EFFECT Cost: Free Language: English References: EFFECT e-learning courses[1] The EFFECT Model is an Excel-based, bottom-up, engineering style model designed to support open and transparent modeling and comparison of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth for a range of development scenarios. The EFFECT Model focuses on sectors that contribute to and are expected to

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Effects of internal gain assumptions in building energy calculations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The utilization of direct solar gains in buildings can be affected by operating profiles, such as schedules for internal gains, thermostat controls, and ventilation rates. Building energy analysis methods use various assumptions about these profiles. The effects of typical internal gain assumptions in energy calculations are described. Heating and cooling loads from simulations using the DOE 2.1 computer code are compared for various internal-gain inputs: typical hourly profiles, constant average profiles, and zero gain profiles. Prototype single-family-detached and multi-family-attached residential units are studied with various levels of insulation and infiltration. Small detached commercial buildings and attached zones in large commercial buildings are studied with various levels of internal gains. The results of this study indicate that calculations of annual heating and cooling loads are sensitive to internal gains, but in most cases are relatively insensitive to hourly variations in internal gains.

Christensen, C.; Perkins, R.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-effective Lighting Retrofits: Lessons Learned  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Facility managers and energy engineers contemplating a lighting retrofit are confronted with a confusing array of product and system options. This paper presents my experience in trial and final installations. Also presented is a commonsense approach to calculating savings.

Fisher, M. D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excited State Effects in Nucleon Matrix Element Calculations  

SciTech Connect

We perform a high-statistics precision calculation of nucleon matrix elements using an open sink method allowing us to explore a wide range of sink-source time separations. In this way the influence of excited states of nucleon matrix elements can be studied. As particular examples we present results for the nucleon axial charge g{sub A} and for the first moment of the isovector unpolarized parton distribution x{sub u-d}. In addition, we report on preliminary results using the generalized eigenvalue method for nucleon matrix elements. All calculations are performed using N{sub f} = 2+1+1 maximally twisted mass Wilson fermions.

Constantia Alexandrou, Martha Constantinou, Simon Dinter, Vincent Drach, Karl Jansen, Theodoros Leontiou, Dru B Renner

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning by teaching with virtual peers and the effects of technological design choices on learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advancements in technology have brought about new forms of learning and online instruction that allow communication through virtual representations without physically meeting in person. This study builds on previous work involving recursive feedback ... Keywords: Computer-mediated communication, Cooperative/collaborative learning, Interactive learning environments, Teaching/learning strategies, Virtual reality

Sandra Y. Okita; Selen Turkay; Mihwa Kim; Yumiko Murai

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of guided and unguided style learning on user attention in a virtual environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we investigated the effects of guided and unguided style VR learning on user attention and retained knowledge. We conducted a study where users performed guided or unguided style learning in the virtual environment while user attention ...

Jayoung J. Goo; Kyoung S. Park; Moonhoen Lee; Jieun Park; Minsoo Hahn; Hyungil Ahn; Rosalind W. Picard

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Addressing Environmental Effects in Fatigue Usage Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Requirements by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to address reactor water environmental effects on fatigue of class 1 reactor pressure boundary components in license renewal evaluations and for new plants have led to the development of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code Cases designed to provide rules for such evaluations. This report describes the results of efforts by industry participants to complete two sample fatigue evaluations according to the rules of ASME Code ...

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The modality effect in multimedia learning: theoretical and empirical limitations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerous studies in the field of multimedia learning have confirmed the modality principle, which claims that the presentation of pictures with auditory texts leads to better learning outcomes than the presentation of pictures with visual text. However, ...

Anne Schueler; Katharina Scheiter; Peter Gerjets; Ralf Rummer

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Improved Parameterization for Estimating Effective Atmospheric Emissivity for Use in Calculating Daytime Downwelling Longwave Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved parameterization is presented for estimating effective atmospheric emissivity for use in calculating downwelling longwave radiation based on temperature, humidity, pressure, and solar radiation observations. The first improvement is ...

Todd M. Crawford; Claude E. Duchon

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of polarization energy on the free energy perturbation calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed implementation of the polarization energy and its derivatives into a molecular dynamics program is described. In order to examine the effect of the polarization energy on the calculated free energy differences

K. Ramnarayan; B. G. Rao; U. C. Singh

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic calculation of 240Pu scission with a finite-range effective force  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov calculations of hot fission in $^{240}\\textrm{Pu}$ have been performed with a newly-implemented code that uses the D1S finite-range effective interaction. The hot-scission line is identified in the quadrupole-octupole-moment coordinate space. Fission-fragment shapes are extracted from the calculations. A benchmark calculation for $^{226}\\textrm{Th}$ is obtained and compared to results in the literature. In addition, technical aspects of the use of HFB calculations for fission studies are examined in detail. In particular, the identification of scission configurations, the sensitivity of near-scission calculations to the choice of collective coordinates in the HFB iterations, and the formalism for the adjustment of collective-variable constraints are discussed. The power of the constraint-adjustment algorithm is illustrated with calculations near the critical scission configurations with up to seven simultaneous constraints.

W. Younes; D. Gogny

2009-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculated K-effectives using ENDF/B-V data for U + Pu solution critical experiments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Effective multiplication factors for 12 critical experiments have been calculated using multigroup cross sections derived from the ENDF/B-V library. All 12 experiments contained mixed plutonium and uranium nitrate solutions. The range of hydrogen-to-fissile plutonium atom ratios spanned by these experiments was 200 to 2200. A comparison with K-effectives calculated with ENDF/B-IV data is presented.

Primm, R.T. III; Mincey, J.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the design of effective learning materials for supporting self-directed learning of programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on the action research that studies how to implement self-directed learning of programming in the academic context. Based on our findings from the previous steps with this research agenda, we focus on the design of learning materials. ... Keywords: cognitive load theory, functional programming, programming education, self-direction

Ville Tirronen; Ville Isomöttönen

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single machine scheduling with time-dependent deterioration and exponential learning effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we consider the single machine scheduling problems with time-dependent deterioration and exponential learning effect, i.e., the actual processing time of a job depends not only on the processing times of the jobs already processed but also ... Keywords: Deteriorating jobs, Learning effect, Scheduling, Single machine

Xue Huang; Ji-Bo Wang; Li-Yan Wang; Wen-Jun Gao; Xue-Ru Wang

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Measurement Bias on Nuclear Criticality Safety Calculations for WIPP TRUPACT-II Shipments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current nuclear criticality safety limit requirements for transporting TRUPACT-II waste containers to the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) specify that the {sup 239}Pu fissile gram equivalent (FGE) plus two times its measurement error must be {TRUPACT-II FGE measurement error value is to take the square root of the sum of the squared error values for the individual containers (often called root-sum-squares or simply RSS). However, to the extent that the individual drum measurements contain common bias effects (e.g., due to common calibration or other adjustment factors), the corresponding measurement errors are correlated, and simple RSS calculations will underestimate the true error in the TRUPACT-II FGE value.The RSS calculations assume independence, while common bias effects can induce strong correlations between the errors in measurements. Significant bias effects can occur when the matrix characteristics for a particular waste type are not fully accounted for in the measurement process. Depending on the relative size of the bias error compared to precision error, the true measurement error can be greater than twice that calculated by RSS. In such cases, the FGE shipping requirement may not be met. To avoid underestimating the error, bias components should be estimated and propagated separately (combined only at the final step in the TRUPACT-II FGE calculation), or the effect of bias on covariance between measurements must be calculated. These covariance terms then need to be included in the final uncertainty calculations.

Blackwood, Larry G.; Harker, Yale D. [Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States)

2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of answer format and review method on college students' learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interactive instructional methods are characterized by engaging students with the course material and involve delivering feedback for their efforts. Using a mixed 2 x 2 factorial experiment, we compared the effects of multiple choice answer formats (word ... Keywords: Audience response system, Improving classroom teaching, Interactive learning environments, Pedagogical issues, Teaching/learning strategies

Marcie N. Desrochers; Jane M. Shelnutt

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological distinctive competencies and organizational learning: Effects on organizational innovation to improve firm performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyzes how top management support of technology influences the generation of technological skills, technological distinctive competencies and organizational learning. The research also examines the effects of technological distinctive competencies ... Keywords: O32, O33, Organizational innovation, Organizational learning, Organizational performance, Q55, Technological distinctive competencies, Top management support

MaríA Teresa BolíVar-Ramos; VíCtor J. GarcíA-Morales; EncarnacióN GarcíA-SáNchez

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TPR-00-14 SEMICLASSICAL CALCULATION OF SHELL EFFECTS IN DEFORMED NUCLEI  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We summarize recent work in which the shell effect, which causes the onset of the mass asymmetry in nuclear fission, could be explained semiclassically in the framework of the periodic orbit theory. We also present new results for the inclusion of a spin-orbit interaction in the semiclassical calculation of the level density. 1

unknown authors

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Online Collaborative Learning on Middle School Student Science Literacy and Sense of Community.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study examines the effects of online collaborative learning on middle school students' science literacy and sense of community. A quantitative, quasi-experimental pretest/posttest control group… (more)

Wendt, Jillian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study on the Effect of Class Distribution Using Cost-Sensitive Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates the effect of class distribution on the predictive performance of classification models using cost-sensitive learning, rather than the sampling approach employed previously by a similar study. The predictive performance is measured ...

Kai Ming Ting

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effectiveness of Learning Transportation Network Growth through the Use of Simulator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

0 Effectiveness of Learning Transportation Network Growth through the Use of Simulator May 19, 2004..........................................................................................................16 B. CE 5214: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND STUDENT BODY ..............17 C. EXPERIMENT DESIGN AND FUTURE WORK ..........................................................49 A. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY

Levinson, David M.

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The Use of Graphics Calculator in a Matriculation Statistics Classroom: A Malaysian Perspective  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

mathematics: Why graphics calculator? Proceedings of the 2Learning statistics with graphics calculator: A case study.Learning statistics with graphics calculator: Students’

Krishnan, Saras; Idris, Noraini

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of conversion factors for effective dose for various interventional radiology procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To provide dose-area-product (DAP) to effective dose (E) conversion factors for complete interventional procedures, based on in-the-field clinical measurements of DAP values and using tabulated E/DAP conversion factors for single projections available from the literature. Methods: Nine types of interventional procedures were performed on 84 patients with two angiographic systems. Different calibration curves (with and without patient table attenuation) were calculated for each DAP meter. Clinical and dosimetric parameters were recorded in-the-field for each projection and for all patients, and a conversion factor linking DAP and effective doses was derived for each complete procedure making use of published, Monte Carlo calculated conversion factors for single static projections. Results: Fluoroscopy time and DAP values for the lowest-dose procedure (biliary drainage) were approximately 3-fold and 13-fold lower, respectively, than those for the highest-dose examination (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, TIPS). Median E/DAP conversion factors from 0.12 (abdominal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) to 0.25 (Nephrostomy) mSvGy{sup -1} cm{sup -2} were obtained and good correlations between E and DAP were found for all procedures, with R{sup 2} coefficients ranging from 0.80 (abdominal angiography) to 0.99 (biliary stent insertion, Nephrostomy and TIPS). The DAP values obtained in this study showed general consistency with the values provided in the literature and median E values ranged from 4.0 mSv (biliary drainage) to 49.6 mSv (TIPS). Conclusions: Values of E/DAP conversion factors were derived for each procedure from a comprehensive analysis of projection and dosimetric data: they could provide a good evaluation for the stochastic effects. These results can be obtained by means of a close cooperation between different interventional professionals involved in patient care and dose optimization.

Compagnone, Gaetano; Giampalma, Emanuela; Domenichelli, Sara; Renzulli, Matteo; Golfieri, Rita [Medical Physics Department, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna (Italy); Radiology Department, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna (Italy); Medical Physics Department, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna (Italy); Radiology Department, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna (Italy)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Summer Transportation Institute Learn what it takes to make traffic flow in a safe and effective way.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Summer Transportation Institute Learn what it takes to make traffic flow in a safe and effective how traffic engineers plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state. · tour engineers from around the state learn what engineers do to make our transportation system work effectively

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The effects of digital elevation model resolution on the calculation and predictions of topographic wetness indices.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One of the largest exports in the Southeast U.S. is forest products. Interest in biofuels using forest biomass has increased recently, leading to more research into better forest management BMPs. The USDA Forest Service, along with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Georgia and Oregon State University are researching the impacts of intensive forest management for biofuels on water quality and quantity at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Surface runoff of saturated areas, transporting excess nutrients and contaminants, is a potential water quality issue under investigation. Detailed maps of variable source areas and soil characteristics would therefore be helpful prior to treatment. The availability of remotely sensed and computed digital elevation models (DEMs) and spatial analysis tools make it easy to calculate terrain attributes. These terrain attributes can be used in models to predict saturated areas or other attributes in the landscape. With laser altimetry, an area can be flown to produce very high resolution data, and the resulting data can be resampled into any resolution of DEM desired. Additionally, there exist many maps that are in various resolutions of DEM, such as those acquired from the U.S. Geological Survey. Problems arise when using maps derived from different resolution DEMs. For example, saturated areas can be under or overestimated depending on the resolution used. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of DEM resolution on the calculation of topographic wetness indices used to predict variable source areas of saturation, and to find the best resolutions to produce prediction maps of soil attributes like nitrogen, carbon, bulk density and soil texture for low-relief, humid-temperate forested hillslopes. Topographic wetness indices were calculated based on the derived terrain attributes, slope and specific catchment area, from five different DEM resolutions. The DEMs were resampled from LiDAR, which is a laser altimetry remote sensing method, obtained from the USDA Forest Service at Savannah River Site. The specific DEM resolutions were chosen because they are common grid cell sizes (10m, 30m, and 50m) used in mapping for management applications and in research. The finer resolutions (2m and 5m) were chosen for the purpose of determining how finer resolutions performed compared with coarser resolutions at predicting wetness and related soil attributes. The wetness indices were compared across DEMs and with each other in terms of quantile and distribution differences, then in terms of how well they each correlated with measured soil attributes. Spatial and non-spatial analyses were performed, and predictions using regression and geostatistics were examined for efficacy relative to each DEM resolution. Trends in the raw data and analysis results were also revealed.

Drover, Damion, Ryan

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students' knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing (quizzing) can be used to foster students' learning of course content

McDermott, Kathleen

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The effects of constructing domain-specific representations on coordination processes and learning in a CSCL-environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examined the effects of scripting learners' use of two types of representational tools (i.e., causal and simulation) on their online collaborative problem-solving. Scripting sequenced the phase-related part-task demands and made them explicit. ... Keywords: Complex learning-tasks, Computer supported collaborative learning, Coordination processes, External representations, Representational scripting

Bert Slof; Gijsbert Erkens; Paul A. Kirschner

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Neglecting the Virtual Temperature Correction on CAPE Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple theoretical analysis of the impact of neglecting the virtual correction on calculation of CAPE is made. This theory suggests that while ignoring the virtual correction does not introduce much error for large CAPE values, the relative ...

Charles A. Doswell III; Erik N. Rasmussen

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Effects of Cumulus Dimensions on Longwave Irradiance and Heating Rate Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model of a cumulus cloud field, parameterized as right circular cylinders, has been used to estimate the uncertainties in longwave radiation calculations of irradiances and heating rates caused by neglecting the dimensions of the clouds. The ...

Robert G. Ellingson

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Model Calculations with Spectral UV Measurements during the SUSPEN Campaign: The Effect of Aerosols  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spectral measurements of global solar irradiance, obtained under cloud-free conditions during the SUSPEN campaign (July 1997) in Thessaloniki, Greece, are compared with radiative transfer model calculations, showing an agreement to within ±5% for ...

A. Kazantzidis; D. S. Balis; A. F. Bais; S. Kazadzis; E. Galani; E. Kosmidis; M. Blumthaler

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two Vectorized Algorithms for the Effective Calculation of Mass-Consistent Flow Fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is the calculation of mass-consistent wind velocity fields over complex orography on the basis of existing measurements. Measured data are used to generate an initial wind velocity field that in general does not satisfy ...

N. Moussiopoulos; Th Flassak

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of drilling fluid rheology and tool joint effect to reduce errors in hydraulics calculations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study presents a simplified and accurate procedure for selecting the rheological model which best fits the rheological properties of a given non- Newtonian fluid and introduces five new approaches to correct for tool joint losses from expansion and contraction when hydraulics is calculated. The new approaches are enlargement and contraction (E&C), equivalent diameter (ED), two different (2IDs), enlargement and contraction plus equivalent diameter (E&C+ED), and enlargement and contraction plus two different IDs (E&C+2IDs). In addition to the Newtonian model, seven major non-Newtonian rheological models (Bingham plastic, Power law, API, Herschel-Bulkley, Unified, Robertson and Stiff, and Casson) provide alternatives for selecting the model that most accurately represents the shear-stress/shear-rate relationship for a given non- Newtonian fluid. The project assumes that the model which gives the lowest absolute average percent error (EAAP) between the measured and calculated shear stresses is the best one for a given non-Newtonian fluid. The results are of great importance in achieving correct results for pressure drop and hydraulics calculations and the results are that the API rheological model (RP 13D) provides, in general, the best prediction of rheological behavior for the mud samples considered (EAAP=1.51), followed by the Herschel-Bulkley, Robertson and Stiff, and Unified models. Results also show that corrections with E&C+2IDs and API hydraulics calculation give a good approximation to measured pump pressure with 9% of difference between measured and calculated data.

Viloria Ochoa, Marilyn

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Self-Consistent Approach for Calculating the Effective Hydraulic Conductivity of a Bimodal, Heterogeneous Medium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Snow, D.T. , Anisotropic Hydraulic conductivity of FracturedComparison of the effective hydraulic conductivity near theestimation of effective hydraulic conductivity in sand-shale

Pozdniakov, Sergey; Tsang, Chin-Fu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonperturbative calculation of Born-Infeld effects on the Schroedinger spectrum of the hydrogen atom  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the first nonperturbative numerical calculations of the nonrelativistic hydrogen spectrum as predicted by first-quantized electrodynamics with nonlinear Maxwell-Born-Infeld field equations. We also show rigorous upper and lower bounds on the ground state. When judged against empirical data our results significantly restrict the range of viable values of the new electromagnetic constant which is introduced by the Born-Infeld theory. We assess Born's own proposal for the value of his constant.

Holly Carley; Michael K. -H. Kiessling

2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Rate, Effect of Soil Properties: Development of a Sensor System to Calculate Corrosion Rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses corrosion of substation ground grids and the development of a corrosion sensor system and supporting algorithms that can be used in the field to quickly estimate the corrosion rate of a metal in soils of low resistivity.The system is based on the linear polarization resistance (LPR) technique, an electrochemical method of calculating corrosion rates by measuring the relationship between electrochemical potential and the electric current between electrodes. ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of carbon crystal structure on treat reactor physics calculations  

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The Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) at Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) is fueled with urania in a graphite and carbon mixture. This fuel was fabricated from a mixture of graphite flour, thermax (a thermatomic carbon produced by ''cracking'' natural gas), coal-tar resin and U/sub 3/O/sub 8/. During the fabrication process, the fuel was baked to dissociate the resin, but the high temperature necessary to graphitize the carbon in the thermax and in the resin was avoided. Therefore, the carbon crystal structure is a complex mixture of graphite particles in a nongraphitized elemental carbon matrix. Results of calculations using macroscopic carbon cross sections obtained by mixing bound-kernel graphite cross sections for the graphitized carbon and free-gas carbon cross sections for the remainder of the carbon and calculations using only bound-kernel graphite cross sections are compared to experimental data. It is shown that the use of the hybridized cross sections which reflect the allotropic mixture of the carbon in the TREAT fuel results in a significant improvement in the accuracy of calculated neutronics parameters for the TREAT reactor. 6 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

Swanson, R.W.; Harrison, L.J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduct based Q-learning: an introduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces an approach to Reinforcement Learning Algorithm by introducing reduct concept of rough set methodology using a variation of Q-Learning algorithm. Unlike the conventional Q-Learning, the proposed algorithm calculates the reduct from ... Keywords: Q-learning method, reduct and reduct based Q-learning, reinforcement learning, rough set

Punit Pandey; Deepshikha Pandey

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decline in urinary retention incidence in 805 patients after prostate brachytherapy: The effect of learning curve?  

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Purpose: To evaluate the incidence and factors predictive of acute urinary retention (AUR) in 805 consecutive patients treated with prostate brachytherapy monotherapy and to examine the possible effect of a learning curve. Methods and Materials: Between July 1998 and November 2002, 805 patients were treated with prostate brachytherapy. Low-risk patients (Gleason Score (GS) {<=}6; prostate specific antigen (PSA) {<=}10, and {<=} T2b [UICC 1997]) received implant alone. Patients with prostate volume of 50 cc or more, GS = 7, or PSA = 10 to 15 received 6 months of androgen suppression (AS) with brachytherapy. Patient, treatment, and dosimetric factors examined include baseline prostate symptom score (IPSS), diabetes, vascular disease, PSA, Gleason score, clinical stage, AS, ultrasound planning target volume (PUTV), postimplant prostate volume (obtained with 'Day 30' postimplant CT), CT:PUTV ratio (surrogate for postimplant edema), number of seeds, number of needles, number of seeds per needle, dosimetric parameters (V100, V150, and D90), date of implant (learning curve), and implanting oncologists. Univariate and multivariate analyses were carried out. Results: Acute urinary retention in the first 200 patients was 17% vs. 6.3% in the most recently treated 200 patients (p = 0.002). Overall AUR was 12.7%, and prolonged urinary obstruction incidence (>20 days) was 5%. On multivariate analysis, factors predictive of any AUR include baseline IPSS (p = < 0.004), CT:PUTV ratio (p = < 0.001), PUTV (p = < 0.001), and implant order (learning curve) (p = 0.001). Factors predictive for 'prolonged' catheterization (>20 days) on multivariate analysis include IPSS (p < 0.01), number of needles (p < 0.001), diabetes mellitus (p = 0.048), and CT:PUTV ratio (p < 0.001) Conclusion: Over the years, our AUR rate has fallen significantly (from 17% to 6.3%). On multivariate analysis, highly significant factors include IPSS, PUTV, CT:PUTV ratio (i.e., degree of prostate edema), and order of implant (learning curve). Over the course of the program, we have deliberately reduced the number of needles and OR time per patient, which have potentially minimized intraoperative trauma and may have contributed to less toxicity. A learning curve in prostate brachytherapy programs affect not only the outcome but also the toxicity from the treatment.

Keyes, Mira [Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada)]. E-mail: mkeyes@bccancer.bc.ca; Schellenberg, Devin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Moravan, Veronika M.Sc. [Population and Preventive Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC (Canada); McKenzie, Michael [Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Agranovich, Alexander [Fraser Valley Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Pickles, Tom [Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Wu, Jonn [Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Liu, Mitchell [Fraser Valley Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada); Bucci, Joseph M.B.B.S. [Department of Radiation Oncology, St. George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia); Morris, W. James [Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of deteriorated and contaminated substation surface covering layers on foot resistance calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ANSI/IEEE Standard 80 is widely used to determine electrical currents flowing through the human body as the result of touch and step voltages near transmission and distribution facilities. This paper shows, however, that significant inaccuracies can occur when the ANSI/IEEE Standard 80 proposed method to calculate foot resistances is applied in substations covered by a thin layer of crushed rock or similar covering layers. In particular, it is shown that the errors obtained by using the infinite series expression of the foot resistance are consistently larger than those produced by the simplified expression for clean and contaminated surface layers. This paper also compares its results with those proposed recently in the literature. It is shown that these recent proposed equations may be subject to major errors under certain conditions. Equivalent Thevenin foot resistances are plotted for various scenarios of clean and contaminated surface covering layers.

Dawalibi, F.P.; Xiong, W.; Ma, J. (Safe Engineering Services and Technologies Ltd., Montreal, Quebec (Canada))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Personalized mobile English vocabulary learning system based on item response theory and learning memory cycle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since learning English is very popular in non-English speaking countries, developing modern assisted-learning tools that support effective English learning is a critical issue in the English-language education field. Learning English involves memorization ... Keywords: English vocabulary learning, Item response theory, Learning memory cycle, Mobile learning, Personalized learning

Chih-Ming Chen; Ching-Ju Chung

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variational transition state theory calculations of tunneling effects on concerted hydrogen motion in water clusters and formaldehyde/water clusters  

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The direct participation of water molecules in aqueous phase reaction processes has been postulated to occur via both single-step mechanisms as well as concerted hydrogen atom or proton shifts. In the present work, simple prototypes of concerted hydrogen atom transfer processes are examined for small hydrogen-bonded water clusters -- cyclic trimers and tetramers -- and hydrogen-bonded clusters of formaldehyde with one and two water molecules. Rate constants for the rearrangement processes are computed using variational transition state theory, accounting for quantum mechanical tunneling effects by semiclassical ground-state adiabatic transmission coefficients. The variational transition state theory calculations directly utilize selected information about the potential energy surface along the minimum energy path as parameters of the reaction path Hamiltonian. The potential energy information is obtained from ab ignite electronic structure calculations with an empirical bond additivity correction (the BAC-MP4 method). Tunneling is found to be very important for these concerted rearrangement processes -- the semiclassical ground-state adiabatic transmission coefficients are estimated to be as high as four order of magnitude at room temperature. Effects of the size of the cluster (number of water molecules in the cyclic complex) are also dramatic -- addition of a water molecule is seen to change the calculated rates by orders of magnitude. 36 refs., 10 figs.

Garrett, B.C. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)); Melius, C.F. (Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (USA))

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Calculation of Thermal Properties of Low-Density Neutron Matter with Pionless NN Effective Field Theory  

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Thermal properties of low-density neutron matter are investigated by determinantal quantum Monte Carlo lattice calculations on 3+1 dimensional cubic lattices. Nuclear effective field theory (EFT) is applied using the pionless single- and two-parameter neutron-neutron interactions, determined from the $^1S_0$ scattering length and effective range. The determination of the interactions and the calculations of neutron matter are carried out consistently by applying EFT power counting rules. The thermodynamic limit is taken by the method of finite-size scaling, and the continuum limit is examined in the vanishing lattice filling limit. The $^1S_0$ pairing gap at $T \\approx 0$ is computed directly from the off-diagonal long-range order of the spin pair-pair correlation function, and is found to be approximately 30% smaller than BCS calculations with the conventional nucleon-nucleon potentials. The critical temperature $T_c$ of the normal-to-superfluid phase transition and the pairing temperature scale $T^\\ast$ are determined, and the temperature-density phase diagram is constructed. The physics of low-density neutron matter is clearly identified as being a BCS-Bose-Einstein condensation crossover.

T. Abe; R. Seki

2007-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Mechanical Calculations of Charge Effects on gating the KcsA channel  

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The research described in this product was performed in part in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A series of ab initio (density functional) calculations were carried out on side chains of a set of amino acids, plus water, from the (intracellular) gating region of the KcsA K+ channel. Their atomic coordinates, except hydrogen, are known from X-ray structures [D.A. Doyle, J.M. Cabral, R.A. Pfuetzner, A. Kuo, J.M. Gulbis, S.L. Cohen, B.T. Chait, R. MacKinnon, The structure of the potassium channel: molecular basis of K+ conduction and selectivity, Science 280 (1998) 69–77; R. MacKinnon, S.L. Cohen, A. Kuo, A. Lee, B.T. Chait, Structural conservation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic potassium channels, Science 280 (1998) 106–109; Y. Jiang, A. Lee, J. Chen, M. Cadene, B.T. Chait, R. MacKinnon, The open pore conformation of potassium channels. Nature 417 (2001) 523–526], as are the coordinates of some water oxygen atoms. The 1k4c structure is used for the starting coordinates. Quantum mechanical optimization, in spite of the starting configuration, places the atoms in positions much closer to the 1j95, more tightly closed, configuration. This state shows four water molecules forming a “basket” under the Q119 side chains, blocking the channel. When a hydrated K+ approaches this “basket”, the optimized system shows a strong set of hydrogen bonds with the K+ at defined positions, preventing further approach of the K+ to the basket. This optimized structure with hydrated K+ added shows an ice-like 12 molecule nanocrystal of water. If the water molecules exchange, unless they do it as a group, the channel will remain blocked. The “basket” itself appears to be very stable, although it is possible that the K+ with its hydrating water molecules may be more mobile, capable of withdrawing from the gate. It is also not surprising that water essentially freezes, or forms a kind of glue, in a nanometer space; this agrees with experimental results on a rather different, but similarly sized (nm dimensions) system [K.B. Jinesh, J.W.M. Frenken, Capillary condensation in atomic scale friction: how water acts like a glue, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 (2006) 166103/1–4].

Kariev, Alisher M.; Znamenskiy, Vasiliy S.; Green, Michael E.

2007-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of the Effect of Random Superfluid Density on the Temperature Dependence of the Penetration Depth  

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Microscopic variations in composition or structure can lead to nanoscale inhomogeneity in superconducting properties such as the magnetic penetration depth, but measurements of these properties are usually made on longer length scales. We solve a generalized London equation with a non-uniform penetration depth {lambda}(r), obtaining an approximate solution for the disorder-averaged Meissner screening. We find that the effective penetration depth is different from the average penetration depth and is sensitive to the details of the disorder. These results indicate the need for caution when interpreting measurements of the penetration depth and its temperature dependence in systems which may be inhomogeneous.

Lippman, Thomas; Moler, Kathryn A.

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An Externally Replicated Experiment for Evaluating the Learning Effectiveness of Using Simulations in Software Project Management Education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing demand for software project managers in industry requires strategies for the development of the management-related knowledge and skills of the current and future software workforce. Although several approaches help teach the required skills ... Keywords: COCOMO, learning effectiveness, replicated experiment, software project management education, system dynamics simulation

Dietmar Pfahl; Oliver Laitenberger; Jörg Dorsch; Günther Ruhe

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Footprint Calculator?  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

fuels and advanced vehicles (AFVs). The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emis- sions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) Fleet Foot- print Calculator can help fleets decide on...

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The Effect of the Recovery Act on the River Corridor Closure Project: Lessons Learned  

SciTech Connect

This summary report provides a high-level lessons learned by WCH of the impact to its project performance. The context is limited to the WCH project alone.

Mackay, S. M.

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of polarization effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Basically there are two areas of accelerator applications that involve beam polarization. One is the acceleration of a polarized beam (most likely a proton beam) in a synchrotron. Another concerns polarized beams in an electron storage ring. In both areas, numerical techniques have been very useful.

Chao, A.W.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Method for Calculating the Absolute Free Energy of Binding: The Effect of a Mobile Loop on the Avidin/Biotin Complex  

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New Method for Calculating the Absolute Free Energy of Binding: The Effect of a Mobile Loop Hypothetical scanning molecular dynamics (HSMD) is a relatively new method for calculating the absolute free as a byproduct of the simulation. The binding mechanism of biotin to avidin involves a mobile loop

Meirovitch, Hagai

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Monte Carlo calculations of the effective area and directional response of a polyethylene-moderated neutron counter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two recent reports on Monte Carlo studies have examined the angular response of a multiple-rod neutron scintillator and the energy response of a moderated {sup 3}He neutron counter. This report extends those studies to provide calculations of the effective area and angular sensitivity of a polyethylene-moderated neutron detector that has multiple {sup 3}He tubes. The results (1) provide a more accurate and general determination of the sensor`s detection efficiency, (2) suggest new techniques for obtaining information about the source direction, and (3) allow evaluation of proposals to improve the high-energy detection efficiency by using the production of (n,2n) neutrons in high-density material added to the moderator.

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1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective spam filtering: A single-class learning and ensemble approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The annoyance of spam emails increasingly plagues both individuals and organizations. In response, most of prior research investigates spam filtering as a classical text categorization task, in which training examples must include both spam (positive ... Keywords: Ensemble approach, Learning from positive and unlabeled examples, Partially supervised classification, Single-class learning, Spam filtering, Text categorization

Chih-Ping Wei; Hsueh-Ching Chen; Tsang-Hsiang Cheng

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculational note for the radiological and toxicological effects of a UO3 release from the T-Hopper storage pad  

SciTech Connect

The radiological and toxicological consequences of a hypothetical release of U03 powder from the T-hopper storage pad adjacent the 2714-U building were calculated.

GOLDBERG, H.J.

1999-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of turbulent transport models and grid spacing on pans calculations of a lid-driven cavity  

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The three-dimensional lid-driven cavity flow is investigated at Reynolds Number(Re)=10,000 for a wide range of spanwise-aspect ratios of 3:1:1, 0.5:1:1, and 1:1:1 using the Partially Averaged Navier-Stokes(PANS) turbulence closure model. The PANS turbulence model is a variable resolution turbulence closure model, where the unresolved-to-total ratios of kinetic energy (fk) and dissipation (fe), serve as resolution control parameters. This study focuses on two main aspects of PANS: (i) the evaluation of Turbulent transport models and (ii) the effect of grid spacing on accuracy of the numerical solution. PANS calculations are tested against LES and experimental results of Jordan (1994), in terms of both qualitative and quantitative quantities. The main coclusions are are: (i) for a given fk value, the Zero-Transport model is superior to the Maximum-Transport model for unresolved dissipation, (ii) both models are adequate for unresolved kinetic energy, and (iii) for a given grid size, the results depend heavily on grid spacing especially for larger fk values.

Murthi, Aditya

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In Search of Effective Methodology for Organizational Learning: A Japanese Experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authorâ??s personal journey regarding simulation and gaming started about 25 years ago when he happened to realize how powerful computerized simulation could be for organizational change. The metaphors created by computerized simulation enabled ... Keywords: computerized simulation, confidence, organizational learning, participation, policy exercise, success factor, transparency, trust

Shigehisa Tsuchiya

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CALCULATION OF EFFECT OF FUEL BURNUP ON FUEL AND POISON DISTRIBUTIONS AND ON FLUX DISTRIBUTION IN THE MARINE REACTOR  

SciTech Connect

The changes in fuel and poison distributions and the changes in flux shape which accompany the consumption of fuel are studied. The technique employed is a perturbation calculation based on a one-velocity group treatment of the neutrons. The geometry is a spherical core surrounded by an infinite reflector. The programming forms for the IBM-650 which performs the computations using the Wolontis interpretative system are included. Two sample calculations were worked out using the code described and the results are plotted. (M.H.R.)

Hinman, G.

1957-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The Relative Effectiveness of Positive Interdependence and Group Processing on Student Achievement, Interaction, and Attitude in Online Cooperative Learning  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of positive interdependence and group processing on student achievement, interaction, and attitude in online cooperative learning. All of the participants, 144 college students enrolled in one of three different courses, received initial general instruction about teamwork skills and cooperative learning at the start of the study. Participants were then randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: positive interdependence, group processing, and no structure. The ?positive interdependence? groups received subsequent positive interdependence skills training which were then utilized in their instructional activities. The ?group processing? groups received subsequent group processing skills training for use in their instructional activities. The ?no structure? groups received no additional instructional treatment beyond the initial basic teamwork and cooperative learning training. Results indicated that there were significant differences among students in the ?positive interdependence,? ?group processing,? and ?no structure? groups with respect to their achievement scores and interactions. Participants in the ?positive interdependence? groups had significantly higher achievement than participants in either the ?group processing? groups or the ?no structure? groups. In addition, participants in the ?positive interdependence? groups and the ?group processing? groups interacted with each other to a greater extent than those in the ?no structure? groups. This study also examined the relative effectiveness of positive interdependence and group processing on types of student interaction. The results indicated that ?positive interdependence? strategies were relatively more effective than ?group processing? strategies on ?sharing and comparing of information? interactions, whereas ?group processing? strategies were relatively more effective than ?positive interdependence? strategies on ?negotiation of meaning and co-construction of knowledge? interactions. Regarding student attitude towards the experiences of cooperative learning: participation, communication resources, and online activities, there was no significant difference among any of the three groups. The overall results of this study suggest that instructors would be advised to incorporate positive interdependence strategies in their online courses to help students perceive that they should actively contribute to their online group activities. In addition, instructors are recommended to inform groups of the individual progress of each member?s activities periodically by employing group processing strategies.

Nam, Chang Woo

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New effective interaction for 0({Dirac_h}/2{pi}){omega} shell-model calculations in the sd-pf valence space  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The neutron-rich isotopes with Z{Shell-model calculations using the effective interaction SDPF-NR were able to predict or to explain most of the properties featured by these nuclei. Prominent among them is the disappearance of the N=28 shell closure for Z{<=}16. We have incorporated into SDPF-NR some modifications, either on purely theoretical grounds or guided by new experimental information. The proposed interaction SDPF-U offers enhanced reliability with respect to the earlier version.

Nowacki, F. [IPHC, IN2P3-CNRS et Universite Louis Pasteur, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Poves, A. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica e IFT-UAM/CSIC, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid (Spain)

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculating field emission currents in nanodiodes - a multi-group formalism with space charge and exchange-correlation effects  

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Inclusion of electron-electron interaction is essential in nano-diodes to understand the underlying physical phenomenon and tailor devices accordingly. However, both space charge and exchange-correlation interactions involve electrons at different energies and hence a self-consistent multi-energy-group solution of the Schr\\{o}dinger-Poisson system is required. It is shown here that the existence of a limiting density-dependent potential at low applied voltages allows calculation of the field emission current. Despite additional interactions, a Fowler-Nordheim behaviour is observed. It is also found that the exchange-correlation potential dominates at these voltages in nanogaps and possibly leads to a higher turn-on voltage.

Debabrata Biswas; Raghwendra Kumar

2013-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrument uncertainty effect on calculation of absolute humidity using dewpoint, wet-bulb, and relative humidity sensors  

SciTech Connect

As part of the US Department of Energy`s Advanced Desiccant Technology Program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is characterizing the state-of-the-art in desiccant dehumidifiers, the key component of desiccant cooling systems. The experimental data will provide industry and end users with independent performance evaluation and help researchers assess the energy savings potential of the technology. Accurate determination of humidity ratio is critical to this work and an understanding of the capabilities of the available instrumentation is central to its proper application. This paper compares the minimum theoretical random error in humidity ratio calculation for three common measurement methods to give a sense of the relative maximum accuracy possible for each method assuming systematic errors can be made negligible. A series of experiments conducted also illustrate the capabilities of relative humidity sensors as compared to dewpoint sensors in measuring the grain depression of desiccant dehumidifiers. These tests support the results of the uncertainty analysis. At generally available instrument accuracies, uncertainty in calculated humidity ratio for dewpoint sensors is determined to be constant at approximately 2%. Wet-bulb sensors range between 2% and 6% above 10 g/kg (4%--15% below), and relative humidity sensors vary between 4% above 90% rh and 15% at 20% rh. Below 20% rh, uncertainty for rh sensors increases dramatically. Highest currently attainable accuracies bring dewpoint instruments down to 1% uncertainty, wet bulb to a range of 1%--3% above 10 g/kg (1.5%--8% below), and rh sensors between 1% and 5%.

Slayzak, S.J.; Ryan, J.P.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin resonance strength calculations  

SciTech Connect

In calculating the strengths of depolarizing resonances it may be convenient to reformulate the equations of spin motion in a coordinate system based on the actual trajectory of the particle, as introduced by Kondratenko, rather than the conventional one based on a reference orbit. It is shown that resonance strengths calculated by the conventional and the revised formalisms are identical. Resonances induced by radiofrequency dipoles or solenoids are also treated; with rf dipoles it is essential to consider not only the direct effect of the dipole but also the contribution from oscillations induced by it.

Courant,E.D.

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of flow topology on the calculation of two-phase frictional multipliers in uniformly heated flow of R-134a in a rectangular duct  

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The two-phase frictional multipliers for SUVA R-134a flowing in a rectangular duct (with D{sub H} = 4.8 mm) have been measured for three nominal system pressures (0.88, 1.34 and 2.34 MPa) and four nominal mass fluxes (510, 1020 and 1740, 2040 kg/m{sup 2}/s) under uniform heat flux conditions. The data is compared with adiabatic data previously taken at similar flow conditions, as well as with several classical multiplier correlations. The comparisons reveal a strong effect of pressure and mass flux on the flow topology and, by extension, a large effect on the calculation of acceleration and frictional pressure drop components. For this fluid and this geometry, entrainment and fluid separation is enhanced at higher pressures and mass flux such that most of the liquid exists in the test section edges and as dispersed droplets in the core. For these cases, the classical simplified approach to calculate acceleration pressure drop fails to adequately predict the acceleration component and leads to erroneous calculations of frictional pressure drop from the measured total pressure drop. Best estimates of the true acceleration component are given, based on void profiles measured with a gamma densitometer system, comparisons to the adiabatic data, and recasting the data in terms of the total pressure drop multiplier as a function of the Martinelli parameter, X{sub tt}. (author)

Vassallo, Peter; Kevin Cope, W.; Smith, Walter C. [Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Niskayuna, NY 12309 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Cloud Types on the Earth Radiation Budget Calculated with the ISCCP Cl Dataset: Methodology and Initial Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is introduced to derive cloud effects on the earth radiation budget. The ISCCP Cl cloud data for daylight cases are used in combination with a radiative transfer model to estimate the outgoing broadband radiative fluxes at the top of the ...

C. Poetzsch-Heffter; Q. Liu; E. Ruperecht; C. Simmer

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plutonium 239 Equivalency Calculations  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the basis for converting actual weapons grade plutonium mass to a plutonium equivalency (PuE) mass of Plutonium 239. The conversion can be accomplished by performing calculations utilizing either: (1) Isotopic conversions factors (CF{sub isotope}), or (2) 30-year-old weapons grade conversion factor (CF{sub 30 yr}) Both of these methods are provided in this document. Material mass and isotopic data are needed to calculate PuE using the isotopic conversion factors, which will provide the actual PuE value at the time of calculation. PuE is the summation of the isotopic masses times their associated isotopic conversion factors for plutonium 239. Isotopic conversion factors are calculated by a normalized equation, relative to Plutonium 239, of specific activity (SA) and cumulated dose inhalation affects based on 50-yr committed effective dose equivalent (CEDE). The isotopic conversion factors for converting weapons grade plutonium to PuE are provided in Table-1. The unit for specific activity (SA) is curies per gram (Ci/g) and the isotopic SA values come from reference [1]. The cumulated dose inhalation effect values in units of rem/Ci are based on 50-yr committed effective dose equivalent (CEDE). A person irradiated by gamma radiation outside the body will receive a dose only during the period of irradiation. However, following an intake by inhalation, some radionuclides persist in the body and irradiate the various tissues for many years. There are three groups CEDE data representing lengths of time of 0.5 (D), 50 (W) and 500 (Y) days, which are in reference [2]. The CEDE values in the (W) group demonstrates the highest dose equivalent value; therefore they are used for the calculation.

Wen, J

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Grammatical gender effects on cognition: Implications for language learning and language use  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In 4 experiments, the authors addressed the mechanisms by which grammatical gender (in Italian and German) may come to affect meaning. In Experiments 1 (similarity judgments) and 2 (semantic substitution errors), the authors found Italian gender effects for animals but not for artifacts; Experiment 3 revealed no comparable effects in German. These results suggest that gender effects arise as a generalization from an established association between gender of nouns and sex of human referents, extending to nouns referring to sexuated entities. Across languages, such effects are found when the language allows for easy mapping between gender of nouns and sex of human referents (Italian) but not when the mapping is less transparent (German). A final experiment provided further constraints: These effects during processing arise at a lexical–semantic level rather than at a conceptual level.

Gabriella Vigliocco; David P. Vinson; Federica Paganelli; Katharina Dworzynski

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Top down approach for designing an e-learning pattern language based on IMS-LD specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing an efficient e-learning system is a multipart problem that includes several issues such as designing learning tasks, learning resources and social forums that will enable each student to learn in a good and effective way. Learning Design patterns ... Keywords: IMSLD, XML, e-learning, learning patterns, learning workflow, pattern languages

Maysoon Aldekhail; Alaa Eldeen Sayed Ahmed; Mohammed Alawairdhi; Azeddine Chikh

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Learning Way  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Contemporary research on meta-cognition has reintroduced conscious experience into psychological research on learning and stimulated a fresh look at classical experiential learning scholars who gave experience a central role in the learning process - ... Keywords: Kolb Learning Style Inventory, experiential learning theory, games, learning self-identity, learning space, learning spiral, learning style, meta-cognition

Alice Y. Kolb; David A. Kolb

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Effective Dose Equivalent for External Photon Radiation: Volume 2: Calculational Techniques for Estimating Externa l Effective Dose Equivalent from Dosimeter Readings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent revisions to the radiation protection standards contained in Title 10 Part 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations require nuclear power plants to assess a worker's "effective dose equivalent" (EDE). This report explains the concept of effective dose equivalent and describes research to improve the dosimetric methods presently used for assessing EDE.

1995-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Machine learning in space: extending our reach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We introduce the challenge of using machine learning effectively in space applications and motivate the domain for future researchers. Machine learning can be used to enable greater autonomy to improve the duration, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and ... Keywords: Autonomy, Machine learning applications, Space missions

Amy Mcgovern; Kiri L. Wagstaff

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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My Trip Calculator  

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Savings Calculator Trip Calculator Benefits Why is fuel economy important? Climate Change Oil Dependence Costs Sustainability Save Money Vehicles produce about half of the...

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K--12 computational learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enhancing student learning and understanding by combining theories of learning with the computer's unique attributes.

Stephen Cooper; Lance C. Pérez; Daphne Rainey

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ETTM - Heat Transfer Calculations Version 1.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ETTM Heat Transfer Calculations is a computer based training module that allows users to access training when desired and review it at their own pace. It provides graphics and limited interactive features to enhance learning. This module reviews the basic engineering principles used to calculate heat transfer and how to apply these principles to typical nuclear plant applications. The calculation of heat transfer in plant systems is an important element of many engineering calculations. Students should r...

2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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China 2050 Pathways Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

China 2050 Pathways Calculator China 2050 Pathways Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: China 2050 Pathways Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: China's Energy Research Institute (ERI), UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Phase: Evaluate Options, Prepare a Plan Topics: Low-carbon plans/TNAs/NAMAs, Resource assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices, Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: china-en.2050calculator.net/pathways/111011011011101101011010111101101 Country: China OpenEI Keyword(s): International Eastern Asia Language: English References: Global Energy Governance Reform, 3 October 2012[1]

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Learning and Development | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Learning and Development Learning and Development Learning and Development Learning Programs Read more Tools & Technologies Read more Performance-Based Culture Read more Products & Services Read more DOE Virtual University Read more The Office of Learning and Workforce Development is the Department's corporate resource for talent development. It provides competency-based programs, services, tools, and strategies to ensure the Department's employees possess the breadth of skills they need in order to successfully accomplish the mission of the Department. We promote talent development through value-added, needs-based, corporate training and development activities. Our goal is to achieve efficient, effective learning and development through evaluation and continuous process improvement efforts.

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R-value Calculator  

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Advanced Wall Systems Advanced Wall Systems ORNL Home ASTM Testing BEP Home Related Sites Work With Us Advanced Wall Systems Home Interactive Calculators New Whole Wall R-value Calculators As A Part Of The ORNL Material Database For Whole Building Energy Simulations These calculators are replacing the old Whole Wall Thermal Performance calculator. These new versions of the calculator contain many new features and are part of the newly developed Interactive Envelope Materials Database for Whole-Building Energy Simulation Programs. The simple version of the Whole Wall R-value calculator is now available for use. This calculator is similar to the previous Whole Wall Thermal Performance calculator and does not require any downloads from the user. However, it was updated to allow calculations for fourteen wall details

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81

Lessons Learned  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of Energy utilizes lessons learned in the construction of DOE capital asset projects, in order to improve current and future construction projects. Integrated Project Team’s (IPTs),...

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NUCLEAR CALCULATIONS FOR THE PNPF  

SciTech Connect

The reactivity of the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility (PNPF) was calculated at various loadings using a oneregion (with reflector savings), four-group diffusion equation. These calculations were checked with a two-region, four- group FOG calculation. The thermal group constants were obtained with the TEMPEST II-S/sub 4/ procedure, the fast group constants with FORM. The U/sup 238/ resonance integral was adjusted to make the calculations for the critical assembly fit the measurements and the adjusted parameter was used for the PNPF calculations. The minimum critical loading at 360 deg F was calculated to be 20.4 elements, with and excess reactivity of 0.22% (31 cents) for the minimum critical loading of 21 elements. The excess reactivity wss calculated for core loadings of 19, 37, 61, and 85 elements, which result as the outer rings of element positions are filled consecutively. The isothermal temperature coefficient of reactivity was estimated for several core loadings by using the calculated reactivities at 325 deg F and 585 deg F. The values of the coefficient for 21- and 61-element loadings are --4.6 and --4.9 x 10/sup -5/ delta k/ deg F, respectively. The largest coefficient is --5.0 x 10/sup -6/ delta k/ deg F at a loading of 38 elements. The kinetics parameters 1 and BETA /sub eff/ were calculated using the PERT program. The lifetime is 5.23 x 10/sup -5/ seconds at 325 deg F and 5.67 x 10/sup -6/ at 585 deg F. Beta effective ranged from 0.00689 for and 85-element loading at 325 deg F to 0.00728 for a 19-element loading at 585 deg F. A value of 0.0070 was chosen for kinetics calculations. (auth)

Mountford, L.A.; Hume, J.R.

1963-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

83

LBNL-52559 Learning and Cost Reductions for Generating  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) incorporates endogenous learning into its cost calculations for power plants. The parameters that affect reductions due to learning for each of 21 power plants types. Technological learning is represented two ways, solar thermal, and photovoltaic plants. The initial TOFs are shown in Table 3. In NEMS, the first plant

84

CMISTARK: Python package for the Stark-effect calculation and symmetry classification of linear, symmetric and asymmetric top wavefunctions in dc electric fields  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Controlled Molecule Imaging group (CMI) at the Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has developed the CMIstark software to calculate, view, and analyze the energy levels of adiabatic Stark energy curves of linear, symmetric top and asymmetric top molecules. The program exploits the symmetry of the Hamiltonian to generate fully labeled adiabatic Stark energy curves. CMIstark is written in Python and easily extendable, while the core numer- ical calculations make use of machine optimized BLAS and LAPACK routines. Calculated energies are stored in HDF5 files for convenient access and programs to extract ASCII data or to generate graphical plots are provided.

Chang, Yuan-Pin; Sartakov, Boris; Küpper, Jochen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

The Effects of Data Gaps on the Calculated Monthly Mean Maximum and Minimum Temperatures in the Continental United States: A Spatial and Temporal Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Gaps in otherwise regularly scheduled observations are often referred to as missing data. This paper explores the spatial and temporal impacts that data gaps in the recorded daily maximum and minimum temperatures have on the calculated monthly ...

David E. Stooksbury; Craig D. Idso; Kenneth G. Hubbard

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Suppressed fuzzy-soft learning vector quantization for MRI segmentation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Objective: A self-organizing map (SOM) is a competitive artificial neural network with unsupervised learning. To increase the SOM learning effect, a fuzzy-soft learning vector quantization (FSLVQ) algorithm has been proposed in the literature, using ... Keywords: CPU time, Learning vector quantization, Magnetic resonance image segmentation, Mean squared error, Self-organizing map

Wen-Liang Hung; De-Hua Chen; Miin-Shen Yang

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Multiphase flow calculation software  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Multiphase flow calculation software and computer-readable media carrying computer executable instructions for calculating liquid and gas phase mass flow rates of high void fraction multiphase flows. The multiphase flow calculation software employs various given, or experimentally determined, parameters in conjunction with a plurality of pressure differentials of a multiphase flow, preferably supplied by a differential pressure flowmeter or the like, to determine liquid and gas phase mass flow rates of the high void fraction multiphase flows. Embodiments of the multiphase flow calculation software are suitable for use in a variety of applications, including real-time management and control of an object system.

Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

88

Oceanic Heat Flux Calculation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors review the procedure for the direct calculation of oceanic heat flux from hydrographic measurements and set out the full “recipe” that is required.

Sheldon Bacon; Nick Fofonoff

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Scattering Length Density Calculator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... For energy dependent cross sections please go to ... The neutron scattering length density is defined ... To calculate scattering length densities enter a ...

90

Heating Fuel Comparision Calculator  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Wood, Pellet, Corn (kernel), and Coal Heaters Heating Fuel Comparison Calculator Instructions and Guidance Residential Fuel/Energy Price Links Spot Prices, Daily

91

Scattering Length Density Calculator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The first calculation will take the longest because the program has to download ... will take a few seconds as the database of isotopes is downloaded ...

92

A matrix-based methodology for determining a part family's learning rate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learning is a decrease in the time to perform an operation due to repetition and is an important consideration when forecasting process times or product costs. This paper presents a new method for calculating the learning rate for a family of parts using ... Keywords: Cost estimation, Family learning rate, Learning

William A. Young, II; Dale T. Masel; Robert P. Judd

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

A method for determining an indicator of effective dose calculation due to inhalation of Radon and its progeny from in vivo measurements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Direct measurement of the absolved dose to lung tissue from inhalation of radon and its progeny is not possible and must be calculated using dosimetric models, taking into consideration the several parameters upon which the dose calculation depends. To asses the dose due to inhalation of radon and its progeny, it is necessary to estimate the cumulative exposure. Historically, this has been done using WLM values estimated with measurements of radon concentration in air. The radon concentration in air varies significantly, however, in space with time, and the exposed individual is also constantly moving around. This makes it almost impossible to obtain a precise estimate of an individual's inhalation exposure. This work describes a pilot study to calculate lung dose from the deposition of radon progeny, via estimates of cumulative exposure derived from in vivo measurements of sup 2 sup 1 sup 0 Pb, in subjects exposed to above-average radon and its progeny concentrations in their home environments. The measureme...

Estrada, J

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

St. Louis FUSRAP Lessons Learned  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to present lessons learned from fours years' experience conducting Remedial Investigation and Remedial Action activities at the St. Louis Downtown Site (SLDS) under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Many FUSRAP sites are experiencing challenges conducting Remedial Actions within forecasted volume and budget estimates. The St. Louis FUSRAP lessons learned provide insight to options for cost effective remediation at FUSRAP sites. The lessons learned are focused on project planning (budget and schedule), investigation, design, and construction.

Eberlin, J.; Williams, D.; Mueller, D.

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

95

Comparison between the measured and calculated reactivity in measuring the effectiveness of the emergency protection at the stage of physical start-up of unit no. 3 at the Kalinin nuclear power plant  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents comparisons between the effectiveness of the emergency protection under both stationary and nonstationary formulations calculated with the use of the RADUGA-7.5 package and experimental data obtained in measuring the 'weight' of the emergency protection in the process of physical start-up of the VVER-1000 reactor of unit no. 3 of the Kalinin NPP. On the basis of the results obtained, recommendations are given on comparing the measured and calculated reactivity and parameters determined by using its value.

Kavun, O. Yu.; Popykin, A. I.; Shevchenko, R. A., E-mail: rshevchenko@secnrs.ru; Shevchenko, S. A. [Scientific and Engineering Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

96

Vehicle Cost Calculator  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Electric Plug-in Hybrid Electric Natural Gas (CNG) Flex Fuel (E85) Biodiesel (B20) Next Vehicle Cost Calculator U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy...

97

MODIFIED ZONE METHOD CALCULATOR  

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Zone Method is recommended for R-value calculations in steel stud walls by the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals ASHRAE 1997. The Modified Zone Method is similar to the...

98

Source and replica calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The starting point of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Dose Reevaluation Program is the energy and directional distributions of the prompt neutron and gamma-ray radiation emitted from the exploding bombs. A brief introduction to the neutron source calculations is presented. The development of our current understanding of the source problem is outlined. It is recommended that adjoint calculations be used to modify source spectra to resolve the neutron discrepancy problem.

Whalen, P.P.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

First-principles calculation of the effect of atomic disorder on the electronic structure of the half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electronic structure of the half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb with three different types of atomic disorder is calculated using the layer Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method in conjunction with the coherent potential approximation. Results indicate the presence of minority-spin states at the Fermi energy for degrees of disorder as low as a few percent. The resulting spin polarization below 100{percent} is discussed in the light of experimental difficulties confirming the half-metallic property of NiMnSb thin films directly. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Orgassa, D.; Fujiwara, H. [Center for Materials for Information Technolgy (MINT), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0209 (United States); Schulthess, T.C.; Butler, W.H. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6114 (United States)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS N E P A  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

first Quarter fy 2013 first Quarter fy 2013 march 1, 2013; Issue no. 74 NEPA Lessons Learned March 2013 1 Sharing DOE's NEPA Success Stories A primary purpose of DOE's Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR), which chronicles the Department's NEPA activities, is to disseminate successful approaches for NEPA compliance. LLQR provides a platform for NEPA Document Managers and other preparers of an environmental impact statement (EIS) or environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate their experience and share lessons learned within the DOE NEPA Community. Information is solicited through a Lessons Learned Questionnaire. Members of the document preparation team for each completed EIS and EA are asked to rate the effectiveness of the NEPA process in terms of protection of the environment and influence on decisionmaking, and

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101

TVDG LET Calculator  

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To The B N L Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator To The B N L Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator TVDG LET Calculator This program calculates the Peak LET, Corresponding Energy and Range as well as the LET and Range at the Specified Energy for the Specified Ion in the Specified Target. Select the Target Material from the dropdown list. Select the Ion Specie from the dropdown list. Enter the Total Ion Energy in the text box. This is equal to the Atomic Mass times the Energy/Nucleon. Click the 'Calculate' button or press the 'Enter' key. The Peak LET, Corresponding Energy and Range as well as the LET and Range at the Specified Energy for the Specified Ion in the Specified Target will be returned. Select your Target from the list Air Aluminum Oxide Carbon Copper Gallium Arsenide Gold Polyester Polyethylene Silicon Silicon Dioxide Skin Soda Lime Glass Sodium Iodide Water Select your Ion from the list

102

Solar Reflectance Index Calculator  

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Reflectance Index Calculator Reflectance Index Calculator ASTM Designation: E 1980-01 Enter A State: Select a state Alabama Alaska Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana North Carolina North Dakota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Pacific Islands Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming Canadian Cities Enter A City: Select a city Wind Speed (mph) Wind Speed (m/s) Please input both the SR and the TE and the convection coeficient and surface temperature will be calculated

103

Size Effects in Micropillars of Metallic and Ceramic Nuclear Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

What Can we Learn from Atomic Scale Calculations of Grain Boundary Properties? What Can We Learn from Measurements of Li-ion Battery Single Particles?

104

Information, learning and falsification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Broadly speaking, there are two approaches to quantifying information. The first, Shannon information, takes events as belonging to ensembles and quantifies the information resulting from observing the given event in terms of the number of alternate events that have been ruled out. The second, algorithmic information or Kolmogorov complexity, takes events as strings and, given a universal Turing machine, quantifies the information content of a string as the length of the shortest program producing it. This note describes a new method of quantifying information, effective information, that links algorithmic information to Shannon information, and also links both to capacities arising in statistical learning theory. After introducing the measure, we show that it provides a non-universal analog of algorithmic information. We then apply it to derive basic capacities in statistical learning theory: empirical VC-entropy and empirical Rademacher complexity. A nice byproduct of our approach is an interpretation of th...

Balduzzi, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Models for calculating the effects of isotopic exchange, radioactive decay, and of recycle in removing iodine from gas and liquid streams  

SciTech Connect

Different decontamination factors for $sup 129$I and $sup 131$I are frequently invoked in environmental impact reports concerned with nuclear fuel recycle. Selected differences, or ratios, have not been justified on the basis of mathematical models or experimental data. A description is given of the origins of these differences in terms of isotopic exchange and material balance equations for the short- and long-lived (or stable) isotopes. The ratios of decontamination factors can be calculated when there is complete attainment of isotopic exchange between gas- or liquid-phase iodine and iodine sorbed by a solid or liquid. If there is no exchange, decontamination factors are isotope- independent unless material recycle occurs within the system. Between these extremes, there can be decontamination factors whose explanation requires experimental determination of the extent of exchange. The model applies to other radioactive isotopes of iodine as well as to other elements with short- and long- lived (or stable) isotopes. (auth)

Davis, W. Jr.

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Mitigation Efforts Calculator (MEC)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Mitigation Efforts Calculator (MEC) has been developed by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as an online tool to compare greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation proposals by various countries for the year 2020. In this paper, ... Keywords: Business intelligence, Cost curves, Decision model, Interactive system, Optimisation

Thanh Binh Nguyen; Lena Hoeglund-Isaksson; Fabian Wagner; Wolfgang Schoepp

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Tunnel closure calculations  

SciTech Connect

When a deeply penetrating munition explodes above the roof of a tunnel, the amount of rubble that falls inside the tunnel is primarily a function of three parameters: first the cube-root scaled distance from the center of the explosive to the roof of the tunnel. Second the material properties of the rock around the tunnel, and in particular the shear strength of that rock, its RQD (Rock Quality Designator), and the extent and orientation of joints. And third the ratio of the tunnel diameter to the standoff distance (distance between the center of explosive and the tunnel roof). The authors have used CALE, a well-established 2-D hydrodynamic computer code, to calculate the amount of rubble that falls inside a tunnel as a function of standoff distance for two different tunnel diameters. In particular they calculated three of the tunnel collapse experiments conducted in an iron ore mine near Kirkeness, Norway in the summer of 1994. The failure model that they used in their calculations combines an equivalent plastic strain criterion with a maximum tensile strength criterion and can be calibrated for different rocks using cratering data as well as laboratory experiments. These calculations are intended to test and improve the understanding of both the Norway Experiments and the ACE (Array of conventional Explosive) phenomenology.

Moran, B.; Attia, A.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

A new solar flare heavy ion model and its implementation through MACREE, an improved modeling tool to calculate single event effect rates in space  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new solar flare heavy ion model has been developed to support Space Station Single Event Effects (SEE) evaluations. It shows good agreement with previous flare data, and is implemented through an improved version of the CREME code.

Majewski, P.P.; Normand, E.; Oberg, D.L. [Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)] [Boeing Defense and Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Personalised time-dependent learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Time-dependent instruction appears to shape next-generation learning systems, where the value of instruction is as important as the time it takes to learn. The ability to grasp the exact knowledge required to accomplish a specific task, in the ... Keywords: adaptive learning, authoring tools, knowledge management, learning granularity, learning objects, learning resources, learning technology, learning web, ontology, personalised learning, semantic web, time constraints, time-dependent learning, timeliness

R. Benlamri; Y. Atif; J. Berri

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Program Record (Offices of Fuel Cell Technologies) Program Record (Offices of Fuel Cell Technologies) Record #: 11007 Date: March 25, 2011 Title: Hydrogen Threshold Cost Calculation Originator: Mark Ruth & Fred Joseck Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Date: March 24, 2011 Description: The hydrogen threshold cost is defined as the hydrogen cost in the range of $2.00-$4.00/gge (2007$) which represents the cost at which hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are projected to become competitive on a cost per mile basis with the competing vehicles [gasoline in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs)] in 2020. This record documents the methodology and assumptions used to calculate that threshold cost. Principles: The cost threshold analysis is a "top-down" analysis of the cost at which hydrogen would be

111

Steep Slope Calculator  

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Steep Slope Calculator Steep Slope Calculator Estimates Cooling and Heating Savings for Residential Roofs with Non-Black Surfaces Enter A State: Select a state Alabama Alaska Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana North Carolina North Dakota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Pacific Islands Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming Canadian Cities Enter A City: Select a city Click to see Data for All 243 Locations Roof Inputs: R-value(Btu-in/(hr ft2 oF):

112

Learning Transformations From Video  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on Natural Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Learning Continuous Transformation from VideoProposed Video Coder

Wang, Ching Ming

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Learning classifier systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This tutorial gives an introduction to Learning Classifier Systems focusing on the Michigan-Style type and XCS in particular. The objective is to introduce (1) where LCSs come from, (2) how LCSs generally work, (3) which different systems exist, (4) ... Keywords: adaptive systems, cognitive systems, datamining, function approximation, genetic algorithms, learning classifier systems, machine learning, regression, reinforcement learning

Martin V. Butz

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Power, Status, and Learning in Organizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reviews the scholarly literature on the effects of social hierarchy---differences in power and status among organizational actors---on collective learning in organizations and groups. We begin with the observation that theories of organization ... Keywords: organizational and group learning, power and status, social hierarchy

J. Stuart Bunderson; Ray E. Reagans

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Learning heuristic functions for large state spaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate the use of machine learning to create effective heuristics for search algorithms such as IDA^@? or heuristic-search planners such as FF. Our method aims to generate a sequence of heuristics from a given weak heuristic h"0 and a set of ... Keywords: Heuristic search, Learning heuristics, Planning

Shahab Jabbari Arfaee; Sandra Zilles; Robert C. Holte

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Field observations and lessons learned  

SciTech Connect

This presentation outlines observations and lessons learned from the Megaports program. It provides: (1) details of field and technical observations collected during LANL field activities at ports around the world and details of observations collected during radiation detections system testing at Los Alamos National Laboratory; (2) provides suggestions for improvement and efficiency; and (3) discusses possible program execution changes for more effective operations.

Nielsen, Joh B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Can e-learning replace classroom learning?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an e-learning environment that emphasizes learner-centered activity and system interactivity, remote learners can outperform traditional classroom students.

Dongsong Zhang; J. Leon Zhao; Lina Zhou; Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr.

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Calculating the Diffuse Responsivity of Solar Pyranometers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Pyranometers are used to measure the global and diffuse components of solar irradiance. One of the methods to calculate the unshade (global) responsivity of a pyranometer is the standard shading method, described in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, section 14, volume 14.02. In this paper, the standard method is used to calculate the shade (diffuse) responsivity of a pyranometer by accounting for the zenith and azimuth response of the pyranometer. A discussion of the effect of pyranometer offset on the calculated responsivity is also presented.

Reda, I.; Myers, D.

1999-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

119

BTRIC - Tools & Calculators - ORNL  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Calculators Calculators Attic Radiant Barrier Calculator Low-Slope Roof Calculator for Commercial Buildings (6/05) - estimates annual energy cost savings Moisture Control for Low-Slope Roofing (5/04) - determine if a roof design needs a vapor retarder or if the roofing system can be modified to enhance its tolerance for small leaks Modified Zone Method Roof Savings Calculator (12/12) - for commerical and residential buildings using whole-building energy simulations Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) Calculator (6/06) Steep-Slope Roof Calculator on Residential Buildings (6/05) - estimate annual energy cost savings Whole-Wall R-Value Calculator 2.0 (10/06) ZIP-Code R-Value Recommendation Calculator (1/08) Roofs/Attics Attic Radiant Barrier Fact Sheet (Jan 2011) Cool Roofs Will Revolutionize the Building Industry Fact Sheet

120

Socially guided machine learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Social interaction will be key to enabling robots and machines in general to learn new tasks from ordinary people (not experts in robotics or machine learning). Everyday people who need to teach their machines new things ...

Thomaz, Andrea Lockerd

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Supporting collaboration, enhancing learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is broadly admitted that collaboration can facilitate and augment learning in many ways. Accordingly, collaborative learning models, tools and technologies should receive increasing attention. Aiming at further contributing to this directive, this ...

Nikos Karacapilidis

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Relational sequence learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sequential behavior and sequence learning are essential to intelligence. Often the elements of sequences exhibit an internal structure that can elegantly be represented using relational atoms. Applying traditional sequential learning techniques to such ...

Kristian Kersting; Luc De Raedt; Bernd Gutmann; Andreas Karwath; Niels Landwehr

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Mobile learning challenges and potentials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transition to an information society and the therewith strongly related need of lifelong and life-wide learning on the one hand, and the increasing coverage of and developments in mobile information and communication technology on the other hand ... Keywords: ICT, barriers, benefits, challenges, definitions, e-learning, lifelong learning, m-learning applications, m-learning initiatives, mobile education, mobile learning, online learning, problems, ubiquitous learning

Michaela Denk; Michael Weber; Roland Belfin

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Shielding calculations at dismantled synchrocyclotron  

SciTech Connect

The Space Radiation Effects Laboratory located in Newport News, Virginia, was operated by the College of William and Mary for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A synchrocyclotron which was formerly in operation in this building was removed in 1980. At several locations, the scattered radiation caused an induced radioactivity within the walls of the cyclotron room. A radiological survey has been performed to determine the amount of residual radioactivity on the walls. Calculations were performed to determine the thickness of the concrete walls and floor for shielding the residual radiation in the cyclotron room. Recommendations are made to minimize exposures from the residual radioactivity on the walls and floor of the cyclotron room to potential occupants working in the building. 19 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Yalcintas, M.G.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Defeat in victory : organizational learning dysfunction in counterinsurgency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Two puzzles dominate the study of organizational learning and counterinsurgency. First, militaries often struggle to develop effective strategies to address the problem of counterinsurgency. Second, their strategic performance ...

Jackson, Colin F. (Colin Francis)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

National Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demonstration Final...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

national daily average miles traveled. An effective 40-mile electric range would allow electrification of more than two-thirds of the Learning Demonstration vehicle miles and...

127

User's manual for GILDA: An infinite lattice diffusion theory calculation  

SciTech Connect

GILDA is a static two-dimensional diffusion theory code that performs either buckling (B[sup 2]) or k-effective (k[sub eff]) calculations for an infinite hexagonal lattice which is constructed by repeating identical seven-cell zones (one cell is one or seven identical homogenized hexes). GILDA was written by J. W. Stewart in 1973. This user's manual is intended to provide all of the information necessary to set up and execute a GILDA calculation and to interpret the output results. It is assumed that the user is familiar with the computer (VAX/VMS or IBM/MVS) and the JOSHUA system database on which the code is implemented. Users who are not familiar with the JOSHUA database are advised to consult additional references to understand the structure of JOSHUA records and data sets before turning to section 4 of this manual. Sections 2 and 3 of this manual serve as a theory document in which the basic diffusion theory and the numerical approximations behind the code are described. Section 4 describes the functions of the program's subroutines. Section 5 describes the input data and tutors the user how to set up a problem. Section 6 describes the output results and the error messages which may be encountered during execution. Users who only wish to learn how to run the code without understanding the theory can start from section 4 and use sections 2 and 3 as references. Finally, the VAX/VMS and the IBM execution command files together with sample input records are provided in the appendices at the end of this manual.

Le, T.T.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

2050 Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

0 Calculator 0 Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: 2050 Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Biomass, Buildings - Commercial, Buildings - Residential, Economic Development, Geothermal, Greenhouse Gas, Multi-model Integration, Multi-sector Impact Evaluation, Solar, Wind Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Analysis Tools, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Spreadsheet, Website Complexity/Ease of Use: Not Available Website: www.gov.uk/2050-pathways-analysis Country: United Kingdom Web Application Link: 2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk/pathways/1111111111111111111111111111

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Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Space  

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Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Space Heating Applications Only Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Space Heating Applications Only October 8, 2013 - 2:23pm Addthis This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels. Learn more about the base model and other assumptions. Project Type Is this a new installation or a replacement? New Replacement What is the deliverable fluid type? Water Steam What fuel is used? Gas Oil How many boilers will you purchase? unit(s) Performance Factors Existing What is the capacity of the existing boiler? MBtu/hr* What is the thermal efficiency of the existing boiler? % Et New What is the capacity of the new boiler?

130

HRA Calculator v. 5.0 BETA  

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HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes ...

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

131

EPRI HRA Calculator Version 5.0  

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HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes ...

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

132

Examinations of electron temperature calculation methods in Thomson scattering diagnostics  

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Electron temperature from Thomson scattering diagnostic is derived through indirect calculation based on theoretical model. {chi}-square test is commonly used in the calculation, and the reliability of the calculation method highly depends on the noise level of input signals. In the simulations, noise effects of the {chi}-square test are examined and scale factor test is proposed as an alternative method.

Oh, Seungtae; Lee, Jong Ha; Wi, Hanmin [National Fusion Research Institute, 113 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

133

A Look Inside the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator: Calculations and  

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A Look Inside the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator: Calculations A Look Inside the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator: Calculations and Methodology Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Cumulative Index | Department...  

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& Requirements Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Cumulative Index Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Cumulative Index Guidance Requirements Lessons...

135

Improved nuclear matter calculations from chiral low-momentum interactions  

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We present nuclear matter calculations based on low-momentum interactions derived from chiral effective field theory potentials. The current calculations use an improved treatment of the three-nucleon force (3NF) contribution that includes a corrected combinatorial factor beyond Hartree-Fock that was omitted in previous nuclear matter calculations. We find realistic saturation properties using parameters fit only to few-body data, but with larger uncertainty estimates from cutoff dependence and the 3NF parametrization than in previous calculations.

Hebeler, K. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 2A3 (Canada); Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Bogner, S. K. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48844 (United States); Furnstahl, R. J. [Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Nogga, A. [Institute for Advanced Simulations, Institut fuer Kernphysik and Juelich Centre for Hadron Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Schwenk, A. [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

136

SHORT CIRCUIT CALCULATION (TEMPORARY POWER)  

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The purpose and objective of this calculation is to determine the momentary and interrupting duty on the breakers, for 69kV temporary power only.

Yuri Shane

1995-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

137

Learning Programs | Department of Energy  

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Programs Programs Learning Programs Learning Programs Our learning programs help DOE employees grow and develop across a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines. Training and development activities are designed to help employees fulfill the DOE mission through education, performance improvement and knowledge management. DOE's corporate learning programs address a continuum of knowledge and experience from entry-level to senior executives and represent a major commitment by DOE in its talent development. Whether it is in traditional classroom-learning, online-learning, distance-learning, or blended learning options, we are committed to meeting the Department's talent development goals. Learning Programs Leadership Development Career Development Technical & Professional

138

A personal learning apprentice  

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Abstract requesting certain types of meetings. In order to be Personalized knowledge-based systems have not yet become widespread, despite their potential for valuable assistance in many daily tasks. This is due, in part, to the high cost of developing and maintaining customized knowledge bases. The construction of personal assistants as learning apprentices-- interactive assistants that learn continually from their users-- is one approach which could dramatically reduce the cost of knowledge-based advisors. We present one such personal learning apprentice, called CAP, which assists in managing a meeting calendar. CAP has been used since June 1991 by a secretary in our work place to manage a faculty member’s meeting calendar, and is the first instance of a fielded learning apprentice in routine use. This paper describes the organization of CAP, its performance in initial field tests, and more general lessons learned from this effort about learning apprentice systems.

Lisa Dent; Jesus Boticario; John Mcdermott; Tom Mitchell; David Zabowski

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Empathy in virtual learning environments  

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How do we engage teachers and learners in the learning process and what are the benefits of this? How do we get students to learn? Many academic institutions of all levels are asking these questions. Throughout the years new teaching methodologies ... Keywords: Second Life, VLEs, e-learning, empathy, engagement, online learning, teaching methodologies, virtual learning environments

Judith Molka-Danielsen; Bryan W. Carter; Alastair Creelman

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status and Effectiveness of DOE Efforts to Learn from Internal and External Operating Experience in Accordance with Commitment #20 of the DOE Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2004-1  

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Safety and Security Safety and Security Report to the Secretary on the Status and Effectiveness of DOE Efforts to Learn from Internal and External Operating Experience in Accordance with Commitment #20 of the DOE Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2004-1 February 2011 Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Department-wide Action Plan for the Columbia Accident and Davis-Besse Event ........... 3 3.0 Comprehensive Operating Experience Program ................................................................. 5

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Status and Effectiveness of DOE Efforts to Learn from Internal and External Operating Experience in Accordance with Commitment #20 of the DOE Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2004-1  

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Safety and Security Safety and Security Report to the Secretary on the Status and Effectiveness of DOE Efforts to Learn from Internal and External Operating Experience in Accordance with Commitment #20 of the DOE Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2004-1 February 2011 Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Department-wide Action Plan for the Columbia Accident and Davis-Besse Event ........... 3 3.0 Comprehensive Operating Experience Program ................................................................. 5

142

National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration  

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Project Wrap-up National Renewable Energy Laboratory 3 Innovation for Our Energy Future Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Learning Demo Project Objectives, Relevance, and Targets *...

143

User Facilities - Learn More  

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Neutron Source Search by Equipment or Process User Portal Quick Links ORNL home User facility contacts ORNL Guest House Open Helpful Travel Information Learn More User...

144

learn more - TMS  

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This is demonstrated in impressive learning curves. But, where are the new processes for tomorrow? It is hoped that the attending metallurgist will be able to do ...

145

Cost-effective facility disposition planning with safety and health lessons learned and good practices from the Oak Ridge Decontamination and Decommissioning Program  

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An emphasis on transition and safe disposition of DOE excess facilities has brought about significant challenges to managing worker, public, and environmental risks. The transition and disposition activities involve a diverse range of hazardous facilities that are old, poorly maintained, and contain radioactive and hazardous substances, the extent of which may be unknown. In addition, many excess facilities do not have historical facility documents such as operating records, plant and instrumentation diagrams, and incident records. The purpose of this report is to present an overview of the Oak Ridge Decontamination and Decommissioning (D and D) Program, its safety performance, and associated safety and health lessons learned and good practices. Illustrative examples of these lessons learned and good practices are also provided. The primary focus of this report is on the safety and health activities and implications associated with the planning phase of Oak Ridge facility disposition projects. Section 1.0 of this report provides the background and purpose of the report. Section 2.0 presents an overview of the facility disposition activities from which the lessons learned and good practices discussed in Section 3.0 were derived.

NONE

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Image Change Detection via Ensemble Learning  

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The concept of geographic change detection is relevant in many areas. Changes in geography can reveal much information about a particular location. For example, analysis of changes in geography can identify regions of population growth, change in land use, and potential environmental disturbance. A common way to perform change detection is to use a simple method such as differencing to detect regions of change. Though these techniques are simple, often the application of these techniques is very limited. Recently, use of machine learning methods such as neural networks for change detection has been explored with great success. In this work, we explore the use of ensemble learning methodologies for detecting changes in bitemporal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Ensemble learning uses a collection of weak machine learning classifiers to create a stronger classifier which has higher accuracy than the individual classifiers in the ensemble. The strength of the ensemble lies in the fact that the individual classifiers in the ensemble create a mixture of experts in which the final classification made by the ensemble classifier is calculated from the outputs of the individual classifiers. Our methodology leverages this aspect of ensemble learning by training collections of weak decision tree based classifiers to identify regions of change in SAR images collected of a region in the Staten Island, New York area during Hurricane Sandy. Preliminary studies show that the ensemble method has approximately 11.5% higher change detection accuracy than an individual classifier.

Martin, Benjamin W [ORNL; Vatsavai, Raju [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1997 | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1997 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1997 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 1997 Welcome again to the Quarterly Report on Lessons Learned in the NEPA process. This report includes: CEQ Effectiveness Study CEQ Handbook on Cumulative Effects DOE Sites Enhancing Public Participation in EAs Stockpile Stewardship and Management ROD Issued EIS Distribution: Coordination with Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs EPA EIS Rating System Results of EA Quality Review DOE NEPA Web as Research Tool Litigation Updates DOE NEPA Process Data Misused GC to Provide Administrative Record Guidance Questions and Answers on Supplement Analyses First Quarter FY 1997 Lessons Learned Questionnaire Results, including EIS and EA Cost and Time reports Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

148

Alaska Village Electric Load Calculator  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As part of designing a village electric power system, the present and future electric loads must be defined, including both seasonal and daily usage patterns. However, in many cases, detailed electric load information is not readily available. NREL developed the Alaska Village Electric Load Calculator to help estimate the electricity requirements in a village given basic information about the types of facilities located within the community. The purpose of this report is to explain how the load calculator was developed and to provide instructions on its use so that organizations can then use this model to calculate expected electrical energy usage.

Devine, M.; Baring-Gould, E. I.

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Lessons Learned | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Aviation Management Executive Secretariat Energy Reduction at HQ Facilities and Infrastructure Federal Advisory Committee Management Freedom of...

150

DOE Corporate Lessons Learned Database  

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Lessons Learned Database Home About This Site Contact Us Related Links Defense Nuclear Security Lessons Learned Center (DNS-LLC) Corporate Operating Experience Review Program...

151

Optical Learning Chip  

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A novel type of an optical neurochip with learning capability and memory function is reported. The neurochip is a three dimensional optoelectronic integrated circuit consisting of a light emitting diode array and a variable sensitivity photodetector (VSPD) array. The principle of operation and the fundamental characteristics are described. By using the fabricated optical neurochip with 32 neurons and 32\\Theta32 synapses, experiments of on-chip learning based on the backpropagation and Boltzmann machine learning algorithms have successfully been demonstrated. INTRODUCTION Optoelectronics is expected to play an important role in hardware implementation of neural networks because of its innate parallelism, high-density interconnection, and direct image processing abilities [1]. This summary describes an optical learning chip with variable synaptic interconnections developed in our laboratory. This chip enables to perform on-chip learning by using an internal analog memory function. Firs...

Jun Ohta Yoshikazu; Jun Ohta; Yoshikazu Nitta; Kazuo Kyuma

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Learning from Multiple Outlooks  

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We consider semi-supervised learning from multiple outlooks of the same learning task, that is, learning from different representations of the same type of data. As opposed to learning from multiple views where it is assumed that the exact same instances have multiple representations, we only assume the availability of samples of the same learning task in different domains. We develop an algorithmic framework that is based on mapping the (unlabeled) data followed by adjusting the mapping using the scarcer labeled data. The mapped data from all the outlooks can then be used for a generic classification algorithm. We further provide sample complexity results under the assumption that the different outlooks are inherently low dimension Gaussian mixtures. Experiments with real-world data indicate the performance boost from using multiple outlooks.

Gal-on, Maayan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

On Rayleigh Optical Depth Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many different techniques are used for the calculation of Rayleigh optical depth in the atmosphere. In some cases differences among these techniques can be important, especially in the UV region of the spectrum and under clean atmospheric ...

Barry A. Bodhaine; Norman B. Wood; Ellsworth G. Dutton; James R. Slusser

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

E-learning grid: an online learning network  

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Online learning or e-learning is not only an important cost saving measure for corporations to train their staff and customers but it provides the flexibility and opportunities to reach out to a much larger audience. Schools and institutions have been ... Keywords: administration, community network, e-learning, learning, management, sharing

F. H. Choo; K. L. Gay; H. Mir Mohammad Hosseini; C. B. Teo

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

PVLV: The Primary Value and Learned Value Pavlovian Learning Algorithm  

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University of Colorado at Boulder The authors present their primary value learned value (PVLV) model robust to variability in the environment. The primary value (PV) system controls performance and learning during primary rewards, whereas the learned value (LV) system learns about conditioned stimuli. The PV

O'Reilly, Randall C.

156

Time series association learning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An acoustic input is recognized from inferred articulatory movements output by a learned relationship between training acoustic waveforms and articulatory movements. The inferred movements are compared with template patterns prepared from training movements when the relationship was learned to regenerate an acoustic recognition. In a preferred embodiment, the acoustic articulatory relationships are learned by a neural network. Subsequent input acoustic patterns then generate the inferred articulatory movements for use with the templates. Articulatory movement data may be supplemented with characteristic acoustic information, e.g. relative power and high frequency data, to improve template recognition.

Papcun, George J. (Santa Fe, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2003 | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2003 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2003 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2003 Welcome to the 36th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to feature the July 2003 NEPA Community Meeting in this issue. Also, please note that the cumulative index, a useful reference tool, is printed in this issue. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. Included in this issue: DOE NEPA Community Gauges Progress In Its Continuing Pursuit of Excellence Floodplain and Wetland Regulations Effective September 26, 2003 NEPA Community Meeting Highlights Metrics Show Progress In Meeting Goals Getting from Here to There Lessons Learned Along the Way e-Government Approaches to EIS Distribution Procedures Evolving for Sensitive Information

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ACE Learning Series - Adoption, Compliance, and Enforcement | Building  

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Resource Center Resource Center Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center FAQs Publications Resource Guides eLearning Model Policies Glossary Related Links ACE Learning Series Utility Savings Estimators ACE Learning Series - Adoption, Compliance, and Enforcement ACE Learning Series Buildings account for almost 40% of the energy used in the United States and, as a direct result of that use, our environment and economy are impacted. Building energy codes and standards provide an effective response. The Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) designed the ACE Learning Series for those in the building industry having the greatest potential to influence the adoption of and compliance with building energy codes and standards. The Learning Series consists of:

159

Self-Optimizing Memory Controllers: A Reinforcement Learning Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Efficiently utilizing off-chip DRAM bandwidth is a critical issuein designing cost-effective, high-performance chip multiprocessors(CMPs). Conventional memory controllers deliver relativelylow performance in part because they often employ fixed,rigid ... Keywords: Chip Multiprocessors, Memory Systems, Memory Controller, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning

Engin Ipek; Onur Mutlu; José F. Martínez; Rich Caruana

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Comparative Calculations of Solubility Equilibria  

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The uncertainties in calculated solubilities in the Na-F-PO{sub 4}-HPO{sub 4}-OH system. at 25 C for NaOH concentrations up to 5 mol/kg were assessed. These uncertainties were based on an evaluation of the range of values for the Gibbs energies of the solids. Comparative calculations using the Environmental Simulation Program (ESP) and SOLGASMIX indicated that the variation in activity coefficients with NaOH concentration is much greater in the ESP code than in SOLGASMIX. This resulted in ESP calculating a higher solubility in water and a lower solubility in NaOH concentrations above 1 mol/kg: There was a marked discrepancy in the solubilities of the pure components sodium fluoride and trisodium phosphate predicted by ESP and SOLGASMIX. In addition, different solubilities for these components were obtained using different options in ESP. Because of these observations, a Best Practices Guide for ESP will be assembled.

Beahm, E.C.

2000-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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How refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning service technicians learn from troubleshooting (Dissertation ABstract)  

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The purpose of this study was to understand how refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (RHVAC) service technicians (techs) learned from troubleshooting. This understanding resulted in instructional and curricular strategies designed to help community colleges prepare vocational students to learn more effectively from informal workplace learning. RHVAC techs were studied because they increasingly learn their trade skills through a combination of formal schooling and informal workplace learning, though many still learn their trade almost exclusively in the workplace. Even those with formal training require considerable workplace experience to become fully competent. Troubleshooting is a major job function for RHVAC service techs, and troubleshooting

Denis F. H. Green

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Learning meets verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we give an overview on some algorithms for learning automata. Starting with Biermann's and Angluin's algorithms, we describe some of the extensions catering for specialized or richer classes of automata. Furthermore, we survey their recent ...

Martin Leucker

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Computers for Learning  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Through Executive Order 12999, the Computers for Learning Program was established to provide Federal agencies a quick and easy system for donating excess and surplus computer equipment to schools...

164

Learning About Magnets!  

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the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Learning About Name A magnet is a material or object that creates a magnetic fi eld. This fi eld is invisible, but it creates a force...

165

Experiments in service learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Service learning, an educational method that involves the application of academic work to projects that benefit under-served communities, was explored in two complementary forms. First, the development of an alternative ...

Banzaert, Amy, 1976-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Time series association learning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention generally relates to machine-based speech and speaker recognition and, more particularly, to machine-based speech recognition using a learned relationship between acoustic and articulatory parameters. An acoustic input is recognized from inferred articulatory movements output by a learned relationship between training acoustic waveforms and articulatory movements. The inferred movements are compared with template patterns prepared from training movements when the relationship was learned to regenerate an acoustic recognition. In a preferred embodiment, the acoustic-articulatory relationships are learned by a neural network. Subsequent input acoustic patterns then generate the inferred articulatory movements for use with the templates. Articulatory movement data may be supplemented with characteristic acoustic information, e.g. relative power and high frequency data, to improve template recognition. 7 figs.

Papcun, G.J.

1990-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

167

Kirkpatrick's Learning Evaluation Model  

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One of the core principles of training evaluation is the model based on four sequential levels that was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. The levels, 1) Reaction, 2) Learning, 3) Behavior, and 4)...

168

Compliant mechanism learning toolkit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis concerns a toolkit designed to assist in learning the behavior of complaint mechanisms. In the design of complaint mechanisms, increasingly complicated designs behave in ways that are harder to intuitively ...

Allard, Nicholas (Nicholas A.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports | Department of  

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NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports NEPA Success Stories from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports This document contains a compilation of NEPA "success stories" that were featured in DOE Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports (LLQRs). Feature articles in LLQR have described how the NEPA process provided an organized structure for making some of the Department's most complex decisions. NEPA reviews have resulted in significant project cost savings through informed decision making. Some articles have highlighted ways in which the NEPA process improved environmental outcomes, such as by identifying better alternatives or more effective mitigation. Some articles have put the spotlight on procedural success, such as effective public

170

Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator (for Office Properties) Agency/Company /Organization: ENERGY STAR Phase: "Evaluate Options and Determine Feasibility" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property. User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=comm_real_estate.building_upgrade_value The Building Upgrade Value Calculator allows practitioners to analyze the

171

How Portfolio Manager calculates greenhouse gas emissions | ENERGY STAR  

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How Portfolio Manager calculates greenhouse gas emissions How Portfolio Manager calculates greenhouse gas emissions Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager The new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager How Portfolio Manager helps you save The benchmarking starter kit Identify your property type Enter data into Portfolio Manager The data quality checker

172

Multiple kernel learning with gaussianity measures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kernel methods are known to be effective for nonlinear multivariate analysis. One of the main issues in the practical use of kernel methods is the selection of kernel. There have been a lot of studies on kernel selection and kernel learning. Multiple ...

Hideitsu Hino; Nima Reyhani; Noboru Murata

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

AGING FACILITY CRITICALITY SAFETY CALCULATIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this design calculation is to revise and update the previous criticality calculation for the Aging Facility (documented in BSC 2004a). This design calculation will also demonstrate and ensure that the storage and aging operations to be performed in the Aging Facility meet the criticality safety design criteria in the ''Project Design Criteria Document'' (Doraswamy 2004, Section 4.9.2.2), and the functional nuclear criticality safety requirement described in the ''SNF Aging System Description Document'' (BSC [Bechtel SAIC Company] 2004f, p. 3-12). The scope of this design calculation covers the systems and processes for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and staging Department of Energy (DOE) SNF/High-Level Waste (HLW) prior to its placement in the final waste package (WP) (BSC 2004f, p. 1-1). Aging commercial SNF is a thermal management strategy, while staging DOE SNF/HLW will make loading of WPs more efficient (note that aging DOE SNF/HLW is not needed since these wastes are not expected to exceed the thermal limits form emplacement) (BSC 2004f, p. 1-2). The description of the changes in this revised document is as follows: (1) Include DOE SNF/HLW in addition to commercial SNF per the current ''SNF Aging System Description Document'' (BSC 2004f). (2) Update the evaluation of Category 1 and 2 event sequences for the Aging Facility as identified in the ''Categorization of Event Sequences for License Application'' (BSC 2004c, Section 7). (3) Further evaluate the design and criticality controls required for a storage/aging cask, referred to as MGR Site-specific Cask (MSC), to accommodate commercial fuel outside the content specification in the Certificate of Compliance for the existing NRC-certified storage casks. In addition, evaluate the design required for the MSC that will accommodate DOE SNF/HLW. This design calculation will achieve the objective of providing the criticality safety results to support the preliminary design of the Aging Facility. As the ongoing design evolution remains fluid, the results from this design calculation should be evaluated for applicability to any new or modified design. Consequently, the results presented in this document are limited to the current design. The information contained in this document was developed by Environmental and Nuclear Engineering and is intended for the use of Design and Engineering in its work regarding the various criticality related activities performed in the Aging Facility. Yucca Mountain Project personnel from Environmental and Nuclear Engineering should be consulted before the use of the information for purposes other than those stated herein or use by individuals other than authorized personnel in Design and Engineering.

C.E. Sanders

2004-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

174

A Cognitive Approach to Student-Centered e-Learning  

SciTech Connect

Like traditional classroom instruction, distance/electronic learning (e-Learning) derives from largely behaviorist computer-based instruction paradigms that tend to reflect passive training philosophies. Over the past thirty years, more flexible, student-centered classroom teaching methods have been advocated based on the concepts of ''discovery'' learning and ''active'' learning; student-centered approaches are likewise encouraged in the development of e-Learning applications. Nevertheless, many e-Learning applications that employ state-of-the art multimedia technology in which students interact with simulations, animations, video, and sounds still fail to meet their expected training potential. Implementation of multimedia-based training features may give the impression of engaging the student in more active forms of learning, but sophisticated use of multimedia features does not necessarily produce the desired effect. This paper briefly reviews some general guidelines for applying cognitive science principles to development of student-centered e-Learning applications and describes a cognitive approach to e-Learning development that is being undertaken for the US Army.

Greitzer, Frank L.

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

175

Calculation of the Energy Budget for Heterogeneous Land Surfaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a scheme is presented for calculating the land surface energy budget based on the first law of thermodynamics. It takes into account the effects of water multiphase changes and hydrologic process. The enthalpy expression for a ...

Zhengqiu Zhang; Xiuji Zhou; Weiliang Li; Michael Sparrow

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Learning perceptually grounded word meanings from unaligned parallel data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order for robots to effectively understand natural language commands, they must be able to acquire meaning representations that can be mapped to perceptual features in the external world. Previous approaches to learning ...

Tellex, Stefanie A.

177

Exceeding Expectations: Learnings from the FCV Learning Demo (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation summarizes findings of the fuel cell vehicle learning demonstration of the Fuel Cell Technologies Program.

Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.; Kurtz, J.; Ramsden, T.

2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

178

THE EFFECTS OF AN ADVANCE ORGANIZER AND TWO TYPES OF FEEDBACK ON PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION IN A BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study examined structural supports (advance organizers and feedback) as a means of ensuring the greater effectiveness of the case method in instruction. The study… (more)

Liu, Ying-Hsiu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Continual Learning | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning Workshops Continual Learning is a change initiative which is used to help develop and grow a learning culture within DOE. The purpose of Continual Learning is to improve the professional development of our federal workforce. In an effort to support this initiative, HC-20 offers 3 instructional workshops, located under additional information, to assist employees and supervisors with employee development. These workshops are full of helpful tips and tricks for identifying low cost/no cost training, creating a high-quality IDP and assist supervisors with their responsibilities with employee development. Employees and supervisor are encouraged to attend these workshops and let us (HC-20) help you as we promote a learning

180

NERSC Calculations Provide Independent Confirmation of Global...  

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NERSC Calculations Provide Independent Confirmation of Global Land Warming Since 1901 NERSC Calculations Provide Independent Confirmation of Global Land Warming Since 1901...

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181

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator...  

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Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers (Closed Loop, Space Heating Applications Only) This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost...

182

Hybrid Car Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hybrid Car Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Hybrid Car Calculator AgencyCompany Organization: New American Dream Phase: "Evaluate Options and Determine...

183

Energy Efficiency Learning Activity | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Training materials User Interface: Website Website: learn.kidwind.orgsitesdefaultfilesenergyefficiency.pdf Cost: Free Language: English Logo: Energy Efficiency Learning...

184

NASA BENCHMARKS LESSONS LEARNED Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Management should have an established Lessons Learned Program with an effective system to continuously distribute information of improvement in safe operations to all affected personnel. Timely and...

185

77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued 77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued 77th Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Issued December 3, 2013 - 3:18pm Addthis The 77th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process was issued on December 2, 2013. This issue of Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) examines positive outcomes of the NEPA process. Featured articles include a review by the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance of nearly 400 excerpts from questionnaire responses published in LLQR during the past 10 years regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of the NEPA process. An overwhelming majority of the questionnaire responses describe positive outcomes and illustrate that we can produce high quality documents that enhance the Department's decisionmaking and help protect the environment.

186

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2003 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2003 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2003 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 2003 Welcome to the 35th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We are pleased to include in this issue three new mini-guidance articles. Thank you for your continuing support of the Lessons Learned program. Articles included in this issue: Responding to Comments Is Work, But It Makes the NEPA Process Work DOE NEPA Meeting in July Mini-guidance: Multiple RODs Offer Flexibility Effective and Efficient EIS Distribution Keep the Public Informed When EIS Plans Change DOE Updates Public Participation Policy Observations on Annual NEPA Planning Summaries DOE-Wide NEPA Contracts Guidance Issued Not Meeting CAA Requirements Can Cause Delays Floodplain and Wetland Regulations Update

187

Energy Calculator- Common Units and Conversions  

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Energy Calculator - Common Units and Conversions Energy Calculator - Common Units and Conversions Calculators for Energy Used in the United States: Coal Electricity Natural Gas Crude Oil Gasoline Diesel & Heating Oil Coal Conversion Calculator Short Tons Btu Megajoules Metric Tons Clear Calculate 1 Short Ton = 20,169,000 Btu (based on U.S. consumption, 2007) Electricity Conversion Calculator KilowattHours Btu Megajoules million Calories Clear Calculate 1 KilowattHour = 3,412 Btu Natural Gas Conversion Calculator Cubic Feet Btu Megajoules Cubic Meters Clear Calculate 1 Cubic Foot = 1,028 Btu (based on U.S. consumption, 2007); 1 therm = 100,000 Btu; 1 terajoule = 1,000,000 megajoules Crude Oil Conversion Calculator Barrels Btu Megajoules Metric Tons* Clear Calculate 1 Barrel = 42 U.S. gallons = 5,800,000 Btu (based on U.S. consumption,

188

Evaluating learning algorithms and classifiers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We analyse 18 evaluation methods for learning algorithms and classifiers, and show how to categorise these methods with the help of an evaluation method taxonomy based on several criteria. We also define a formal framework that make it possible to describe ... Keywords: classification, classifiers, evaluation methods, learning algorithms, supervised learning, taxonomy

Niklas Lavesson; Paul Davidsson

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Mobile learning: A framework and evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wireless data communications in form of Short Message Service (SMS) and Wireless Access Protocols (WAP) browsers have gained global popularity, yet, not much has been done to extend the usage of these devices in electronic learning (e-learning). This ... Keywords: Adult learning, Architectures for educational technology system, Cooperative/collaborative learning, Distance education and tele-learning, Learning communities

Luvai F. Motiwalla

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Multi-instance multi-label learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we propose the MIML (Multi-Instance Multi-Label learning) framework where an example is described by multiple instances and associated with multiple class labels. Compared to traditional learning frameworks, the MIML framework is more ... Keywords: MIML, Machine learning, Multi-instance learning, Multi-instance multi-label learning, Multi-label learning

Zhi-Hua Zhou; Min-Ling Zhang; Sheng-Jun Huang; Yu-Feng Li

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Dynamical Collective Calculation of Supernova Neutrino Signals  

SciTech Connect

We present the first calculations with three flavors of collective and shock wave effects for neutrino propagation in core-collapse supernovae using hydrodynamical density profiles and the S matrix formalism. We explore the interplay between the neutrino-neutrino interaction and the effects of multiple resonances upon the time signal of positrons in supernova observatories. A specific signature is found for the inverted hierarchy and a large third neutrino mixing angle and we predict, in this case, a dearth of lower energy positrons in Cherenkov detectors midway through the neutrino signal and the simultaneous revelation of valuable information about the original fluxes. We show that this feature is also observable with current generation neutrino detectors at the level of several sigmas.

Gava, Jerome; Kneller, James; Volpe, Cristina; McLaughlin, G. C. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, F-91406 Orsay cedex, CNRS/IN2P3 and University of Paris-XI (France); Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8202 (United States)

2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

192

Learning From Real Springs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many springs do not obey Hooke's Law because they are constructed to have an intrinsic tension which must be overcome before normal elongation occurs. This property, well-known to engineers, is universally neglected in elementary physics courses. In fact it can be used to enhance learning and to deepen understanding of potential energy.

Bassichis, William

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

193

Lunch & Learn Facilities &  

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reimbursements to the University for costs incurred in support of sponsored projects Sponsor perspective: F&A represent the sponsor's fair share of facilities and administration as it relates to total project costs 7Lunch & Learn Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Costs #12;Today's Agenda What are F&A Costs? How

McQuade, D. Tyler

194

Software Carpentry: Lessons Learned  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Over the last 15 years, Software Carpentry has evolved from a week-long training course at the US national laboratories into a worldwide volunteer effort to raise standards in scientific computing. This article explains what we have learned along the way the challenges we now face, and our plans for the future.

Greg Wilson

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

195

Smart Metering: Lessons Learned  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than 50 utilities around the world have started implementations of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI, or Smart Metering). Approximately 20 of those utilities have completed their implementation and many of the others are well down the road to completion. This paper provides lessons learned from more than 30 smart metering implementations, based on the direct experiences of utility smart metering project teams.

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

196

CRAD, Lessons Learned Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lessons Learned Assessment Plan Lessons Learned Assessment Plan CRAD, Lessons Learned Assessment Plan Performance Objective: Management should have an established Lessons Learned Program with an effective system to continuously distribute information of improvement in safe operations to all affected personnel. Criteria: Timely and effective action is taken to track and correct identified deficiencies and to prevent their recurrence by addressing their basic causes and related generic problems. (DOE/EH-0135) Management installs an effective corrective action program (caWeb) for safety-related issues, wherein records are updated and actions are tracked through completion. (DOE/EH-0135) Management uses the corrective action program (caWeb) as the database to analyze safety issues, implement corrective actions, and define

197

CRAD, Lessons Learned Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lessons Learned Assessment Plan Lessons Learned Assessment Plan CRAD, Lessons Learned Assessment Plan Performance Objective: Management should have an established Lessons Learned Program with an effective system to continuously distribute information of improvement in safe operations to all affected personnel. Criteria: Timely and effective action is taken to track and correct identified deficiencies and to prevent their recurrence by addressing their basic causes and related generic problems. (DOE/EH-0135) Management installs an effective corrective action program (caWeb) for safety-related issues, wherein records are updated and actions are tracked through completion. (DOE/EH-0135) Management uses the corrective action program (caWeb) as the database to analyze safety issues, implement corrective actions, and define

198

Approach for Calculating OE Benefits  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability Reliability U.S. Department of Energy - 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 2007 Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Joe Paladino October 29, 2007 Approach for Calculating OE Benefits Challenges * Established benefits methodologies (e.g., NEMS and MARKAL) do not address some of the major benefits that OE's program will provide (e.g. reliability). * Much of OE's program is about transforming the way the T&D infrastructure operates rather than replacing components: - Some technologies need a high penetration or must be deployed as an entire system to yield benefits (e.g. PMUs or Distribution Automation). - Some programs within OE are not developing "widgets" that can be easily counted. - OE is developing tools/methodologies or funding demonstrations that

199

Power Line Calculator for DOS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Power Line Calculator (PLC) for DOS, version 1.0, is a program that describes the electrical characteristics of a transmission or distribution system given user-defined input. This input may consist of a combination of operating currents and phases, symmetric components, power factor, and real or reactive power. The program also allows the user to designate whether currents are present on the system neutral or in the ground. The PLC assumes that any value entered by the user remains fixed (e.g., phase current, power factor), and for underdetermined systems, basic default assumptions are incorporated: the power factor is held at or near 1.0, the net phase current is kept at or near zero, and the phase conductor currents are kept balanced. The program operates under PC/MS-DOS version 3.3 or later, and the output is available in both tabular and graphic formats.

Silva, J.M. (Enertech Consultants, Campbell, CA (United States))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

FLAG-SGH Sedov calculations  

SciTech Connect

We did not run with a 'cylindrically painted region'. However, we did compute two general variants of the original problem. Refinement studies where a single zone at each level of refinement contains the entire internal energy at t=0 or A 'finite' energy source which has the same physical dimensions as that for the 91 x 46 mesh, but consisting of increasing numbers of zones with refinement. Nominal mesh resolution: 91 x 46. Other mesh resolutions: 181 x 92 and 361 x 184. Note, not identical to the original specification. To maintain symmetry for the 'fixed' energy source, the mesh resolution was adjusted slightly. FLAG Lagrange or full (Eulerian) ALE was used with various options for each simulation. Observation - for either Lagrange or ALE, point or 'fixed' source, calculations converge on density and pressure with mesh resolution, but not energy, (not vorticity either).

Fung, Jimmy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schofield, Sam [LLNL; Shashkov, Mikhail J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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201

GTZ-Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Waste Management | Open Energy  

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GTZ-Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Waste Management GTZ-Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Waste Management Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: GTZ-Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Waste Management Agency/Company /Organization: GTZ Sector: Energy Website: www.gtz.de/en/themen/umwelt-infrastruktur/abfall/30026.htm References: GHG Calculator for Waste Management[1] Waste Management - GTZ Website[2] Logo: GTZ-Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Waste Management The necessity to reduce greenhouse gases and thus mitigate climate change is accepted worldwide. Especially in low- and middle-income countries, waste management causes a great part of the national greenhouse gas production, because landfills produce methane which has a particularly strong effect on climate change. Therefore, it is essential to minimize

202

EPA Climate Leaders Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) | Open  

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EPA Climate Leaders Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) EPA Climate Leaders Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: EPA Climate Leaders Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) Agency/Company /Organization: United States Environmental Protection Agency Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Industry, Greenhouse Gas Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.epa.gov/climateleaders/index.html Cost: Free The EPA Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) is designed to develop an annual GHG inventory based on the EPA Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol. Overview The EPA Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (SGEC) is designed to develop

203

LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS N E P A  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Second Quarter fy 2013 Second Quarter fy 2013 June 3, 2013; Issue no. 75 NEPA Lessons Learned June 2013 1 (continued on page 4) Coordination and Substitution: Effective Options for Integrating NEPA and NHPA Section 106 The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) jointly issued a handbook in early March aimed at improving the integration of the Section 106 consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and NEPA review. NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106 anticipates that benefits will include maximizing staff resources, avoiding duplication of effort, facilitating coordinated public participation, and making better informed decisions. The handbook describes the options of "coordination"

204

Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator Interruption Cost Estimate Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Freeman, Sullivan & Co. Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration, Energy Efficiency Resource Type: Online calculator, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: icecalculator.com/ Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America References: [1] Logo: Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator This calculator is a tool designed for electric reliability planners at utilities, government organizations or other entities that are interested in estimating interruption costs and/or the benefits associated with reliability improvements. About The Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator is an electric reliability

205

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Vehicle Cost Vehicle Cost Calculator to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator on AddThis.com... Vehicle Cost Calculator Vehicle Cost Calculator This tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Also

206

Energy Input Output Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Input Output Calculator Input Output Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Input-Output Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www2.eere.energy.gov/analysis/iocalc/Default.aspx Web Application Link: www2.eere.energy.gov/analysis/iocalc/Default.aspx OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: EERE Energy Input-Output Calculator[1] The Energy Input-Output Calculator (IO Calculator) allows users to estimate the economic development impacts from investments in alternate electricity generating technologies. About the Calculator The Energy Input-Output Calculator (IO Calculator) allows users to estimate

207

HRA Calculator Version 4.2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes a 8220toolboxapproach that uses a variety of HRA methods. The PRA Tools / HRA Calculator User Group was formed in 2000 to address the industryneed for HRA tools and to encourage consistency in HRA results. Version 4.2 adds value by expanding the HRA Calculator methods applied, overcoming past limitations on particular parameters, improving the dependency analysis features, ...

2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

208

HRA Calculator, Version 4.21 DEMO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes a “toolbox” approach that uses a variety of HRA methods. The PRA Tools / HRA Calculator User Group was formed in 2000 to address the industry’s need for HRA tools and to encourage consistency in HRA results. Version 4.21 adds value by expanding the HRA Calculator methods applied, overcoming past limitations on particular parameters, improving the ...

2013-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

209

Energy Savings Calculator for Air-Cooled Electric Chillers | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Savings Calculator for Air-Cooled Electric Chillers Energy Savings Calculator for Air-Cooled Electric Chillers Energy Savings Calculator for Air-Cooled Electric Chillers January 16, 2014 - 4:19pm Addthis This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels. Learn more about the calculator assumptions and definitions. Project Type Is this a new installation or a replacement? New Replacement How many chillers will you purchase? Performance Factors Existing What is the existing design condition? Full Load Partial Load What is the cooling capacity of the existing chiller? tons What is the full-load efficiency of the existing chiller? EER What is the partial-load efficiency of the existing chiller? EER New What is the new design condition? Full Load Partial Load

210

Just in time learning: implementing principles of multimodal processing and learning for education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Baldi, a 3-D computer-animated tutor has been developed to teach speech and language. I review this technology and pedagogy and describe evaluation experiments that have substantiated the effectiveness of our language-training program, Timo Vocabulary, ... Keywords: education, language learning, multisensory integration, speech, vocabulary

Dominic W. Massaro

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

NEPA Lessons Learned Questionnaire  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Learned Questionnaire Learned Questionnaire Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance U.S. Department of Energy Preface Your timely completion of this questionnaire will aid the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance in meeting its responsibility to foster continuing improvement of the Department of Energy's National Environmental Policy Act process. In accordance with DOE Order 451.1B, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Program, NEPA Document Managers and NEPA Compliance Officers should fill out a questionnaire (separately or jointly) as soon as possible after completing each environmental impact statement (EIS) and environmental assessment (EA). Other document preparation team members are encouraged to also submit a questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to structure your responses, but you should feel free to attach a statement describing

212

Threats analysis for e-learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and define the information security threats within an e-learning environment. A threat analysis has been conducted for each application in the managed learning environment (MLE) system used in the ... Keywords: MLEs, Microsoft, application systems, e-learning, electronic learning, host vulnerabilities, information security, managed learning environments, network vulnerability, online learning, potential threats, risk management, risk matrix, security strategies, technology enhanced learning, threat matrix, threats analysis, user awareness

Najwa Hayaati Mohd Alwi; Ip-Shing Fan

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Learning About Magnets!  

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the the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Learning About Name A magnet is a material or object that creates a magnetic fi eld. This fi eld is invisible, but it creates a force that can "attract" or "repel" other magnets and magnetic materials, like iron or nickel. What is a Magnet? This bar magnet is a permanent magnet. Permanent magnets can be found in the Earth as rocks and metals. Magnets have

214

Learning planar ising models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inference and learning of graphical models are both well-studied problems in statistics and machine learning that have found many applications in science and engineering. However, exact inference is intractable in general graphical models, which suggests the problem of seeking the best approximation to a collection of random variables within some tractable family of graphical models. In this paper, we focus our attention on the class of planar Ising models, for which inference is tractable using techniques of statistical physics [Kac and Ward; Kasteleyn]. Based on these techniques and recent methods for planarity testing and planar embedding [Chrobak and Payne], we propose a simple greedy algorithm for learning the best planar Ising model to approximate an arbitrary collection of binary random variables (possibly from sample data). Given the set of all pairwise correlations among variables, we select a planar graph and optimal planar Ising model defined on this graph to best approximate that set of correlations. We present the results of numerical experiments evaluating the performance of our algorithm.

Johnson, Jason K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Netrapalli, Praneeth [STUDENT UT AUSTIN

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

215

Medical physics calculations with MCNP: a primer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The rising desire for individualized medical physics models has sparked a transition from the use of tangible phantoms toward the employment of computational software for medical physics applications. One such computational software for radiation transport modeling is the Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) radiation transport code. However, no comprehensive document has been written to introduce the use of the MCNP code for simulating medical physics applications. This document, a primer, addresses this need by leading the medical physics user through the basic use of MCNP and its particular application to the medical physics field. This primer is designed to teach by example, with the aim that each example will illustrate a practical use of particular features in MCNP that are useful in medical physics applications. These examples along with the instructions for reproducing them are the results of this thesis research. These results include simulations of: dose from Tc-99m diagnostic therapy, calculation of Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) specific absorbed fraction (SAF) values using the ORNL MIRD phantom, x-ray phototherapy effectiveness, prostate brachytherapy lifetime dose calculations, and a radiograph of the head using the Zubal head phantom. Also included are a set of appendices that include useful reference data, code syntax, and a database of input decks including the examples in the primer. The sections in conjunction with the appendices should provide a foundation of knowledge regarding the MCNP commands and their uses as well as enable users to utilize the MCNP manual effectively for situations not specifically addressed by the primer.

Lazarine, Alexis D

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Setting the best view of a virtual teacher in a mixed reality physical-task learning support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this research, we investigated the virtual teacher's positions and orientations that led to optimal learning outcome in mixed-reality environment. First, this study showed that the virtual teacher's position and orientation have an effect on learning ... Keywords: Collaborative computing, Human computer interaction, Mixed reality, Physical tasks learning, Virtual reality

Mamoun Nawahdah, Tomoo Inoue

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Calculating nonlocal optical properties of structures with arbitrary shape.  

SciTech Connect

In a recent Letter [J. M. McMahon, S. K. Gray, and G. C. Schatz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 097403 (2009)], we outlined a computational method to calculate the optical properties of structures with a spatially nonlocal dielectric function. In this paper, we detail the full method and verify it against analytical results for cylindrical nanowires. Then, as examples of our method, we calculate the optical properties of Au nanostructures in one, two, and three dimensions. We first calculate the transmission, reflection, and absorption spectra of thin films. Because of their simplicity, these systems demonstrate clearly the longitudinal (or volume) plasmons characteristic of nonlocal effects, which result in anomalous absorption and plasmon blueshifting. We then study the optical properties of spherical nanoparticles, which also exhibit such nonlocal effects. Finally, we compare the maximum and average electric field enhancements around nanowires of various shapes to local theory predictions. We demonstrate that when nonlocal effects are included, significant decreases in such properties can occur.

McMahon, J. M.; Gray, S. K.; Schatz, G. C.; Northwestern Univ.

2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

218

Redefining learning goals of very long-term learning across many different fields of activity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a hidden agenda in our modern conception of learning--especially as embodied in education--that the learning experiences gained in one "learning situation" are naturally built-upon, expanded, and integrated with experiences from other learning ...

Naomi Miyake; Roy Pea; Brigid Barron; Daniel L. Schwartz; Lee Martin; Rogers Hall; Ken Wright; Karen Wieckert

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Systematic Tendency Error in Budget Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric budget calculations suffer from various observational and numerical errors. This paper demonstrates that all budget calculations applied to a large number of samples suffer from additional errors originating from systematic tendency ...

Masao Kanamitsu; Suranjana Saha

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Duct Calculator  

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Duct Calculator Duct Calculator Duct Calculator logo. Provides access to duct calculation and sizing capabilities either as a standalone Windows program or from within the Autodesk Building Mechanical, the new HVAC-oriented version of AutoCAD. Based on the engineering data and procedures outlined in the ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook Calculation Methods, Duct Calculator features an advanced and fully interactive user interface. Slide controls for air flow, velocity, friction and duct size provide real-time, interactive feedback; as you spin one, the others dynamically respond in real time. When used with Autodesk Building Mechanical, Duct Calculator streamlines the design process by automatically re-sizing whole branches of ductwork. Screen Shots Keywords duct-sizing, design, engineering, calculation

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221

Vehicle Cost Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vehicle Cost Calculator Vehicle Cost Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Vehicle Cost Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Phase: Evaluate Options Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www.afdc.energy.gov/calc/ Web Application Link: www.afdc.energy.gov/calc/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Vehicle Cost Calculator[1] Logo: Vehicle Cost Calculator Calculate the total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Overview This tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate

222

SPC/E Water Reference Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

SPC/E Water Reference Calculations - Ewald Summation. In ... 5. Sample Configurations of SPC/E Water Molecules. Four ...

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

223

Sulfur K-Edge XAS and DFT Calculations on [Fe4S4]2+Clusters: Effects of H-bonding and Structural Distortion on Covalency and SpinTopology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sulfur K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy of a hydrogen-bonded elongated [Fe{sub 4}S{sub 4}]{sup 2+} cube is reported. The data show that this synthetic cube is less covalent than a normal compressed cube with no hydrogen bonding. DFT calculations reveal that the observed difference in electronic structure has significant contributions from both the cluster distortion and from hydrogen bonding. The elongated and compressed Fe{sub 4}S{sub 4} structures are found to have different spin topologies (i.e., orientation of the delocalized Fe{sub 2}S{sub 2} subclusters which are antiferromagnetically coupled to each other). It is suggested that the H-bonding interaction with the counterion does not contribute to the cluster elongation. A magneto-structural correlation is developed for the Fe{sub 4}S{sub 4} cube that is used to identify the redoxactive Fe{sub 2}S{sub 2} subclusters in active sites of HiPIP and ferredoxin proteins involving these clusters.

Dey, A.; Roche, C.L.; Walters, M.A.; Hodgson, K.O.; B., Hedman; Solomon, E.I.; /Stanford U., Chem. Dept. /SLAC, SSRL

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Using blogs to support learning during internship  

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Blogging has been recommended as a suitable tool for learning during internship due to its associated usefulness in collaborative learning, reflection, communication, and social support. In this study, blogging was incorporated into the internship activities ... Keywords: Blogs, Collaborative learning, Professional learning, Teaching/learning strategies

Samuel K. W. Chu; Carol K. K. Chan; Agnes F. Y. Tiwari

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Using mobile learning to increase environmental awareness  

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Mobile learning or m-learning, a relatively new concept, has attracted the interest of educators, researchers, and companies developing learning systems and instructional materials. This study investigated the use of integrating use of mobile technologies, ... Keywords: Collaborative learning, Environmental awareness, Gender, Grade, m-Learning

Huseyin Uzunboylu; Nadire Cavus; Erinc Ercag

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A requirements catalog for mobile learning environments  

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Mobile learning (m-learning) can be characterized by the ability to promote a strong interaction among apprentices and tutors, assuring greater motivation, convenience and flexibility to the learning process. Mobile learning environments have emerged ... Keywords: mobile learning, prioritization, requirements, systematic review

Nemésio Freitas Duarte Filho; Ellen Francine Barbosa

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Status Report of NNLO QCD Calculations  

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We review recent progress in next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) perturbative QCD calculations with special emphasis on results ready for phenomenological applications. Important examples are new results on structure functions and jet or Higgs boson production. In addition, we describe new calculational techniques based on twistors and their potential for efficient calculations of multiparticle amplitudes.

Klasen, Michael [Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Box 351550, Seattle, WA 98195-1550 (United States)

2005-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

228

Alternative Fuels Lessons Learned Workshop  

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Lessons Learned Workshop Prepared for: 2010-2025 H2 Scenario Analysis Meeting Margo Melendez - NREL Disclaimer and Government License This work has been authored by Midwest...

229

Moods, wicked problems, and learning  

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Wicked problems and learning environments present tough mood challenges for leaders and teachers. Telepresence and sensory gadgets are unlikely to replace physical presence in these areas.

Peter J. Denning

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Machine Learning for Global Optimization  

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approach for global optimization in which machine learning is used to predict ..... In Figure 1 we show the level curves of the 2–dimensional Rastrigin function.

231

User`s manual for GILDA: An infinite lattice diffusion theory calculation  

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GILDA is a static two-dimensional diffusion theory code that performs either buckling (B{sup 2}) or k-effective (k{sub eff}) calculations for an infinite hexagonal lattice which is constructed by repeating identical seven-cell zones (one cell is one or seven identical homogenized hexes). GILDA was written by J. W. Stewart in 1973. This user`s manual is intended to provide all of the information necessary to set up and execute a GILDA calculation and to interpret the output results. It is assumed that the user is familiar with the computer (VAX/VMS or IBM/MVS) and the JOSHUA system database on which the code is implemented. Users who are not familiar with the JOSHUA database are advised to consult additional references to understand the structure of JOSHUA records and data sets before turning to section 4 of this manual. Sections 2 and 3 of this manual serve as a theory document in which the basic diffusion theory and the numerical approximations behind the code are described. Section 4 describes the functions of the program`s subroutines. Section 5 describes the input data and tutors the user how to set up a problem. Section 6 describes the output results and the error messages which may be encountered during execution. Users who only wish to learn how to run the code without understanding the theory can start from section 4 and use sections 2 and 3 as references. Finally, the VAX/VMS and the IBM execution command files together with sample input records are provided in the appendices at the end of this manual.

Le, T.T.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Flexible Fuel vehicle cost calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Flexible Fuel vehicle cost calculator Flexible Fuel vehicle cost calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Flexible Fuel Vehicle Cost Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Phase: "Evaluate Options and Determine Feasibility" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property. User Interface: Website Website: www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/progs/cost_anal.php?0/E85 Calculate the cost to drive a flex-fueled vehicle (one that can run on either E85 Ethanol or gasoline) on each fuel type.

233

Natural Gas Vehicle Cost Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Natural Gas Vehicle Cost Calculator Natural Gas Vehicle Cost Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Natural Gas Vehicle Cost Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Phase: "Evaluate Options and Determine Feasibility" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property. User Interface: Website Website: www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/natural_gas_calculator.html Determine the costs to acquire and use a Natural Gas Vehicle (Honda Civic GX) as compared to a conventional vehicle.

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Definition: Interchange Distribution Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Distribution Calculator Distribution Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Interchange Distribution Calculator The mechanism used by Reliability Coordinators in the Eastern Interconnection to calculate the distribution of Interchange Transactions over specific Flowgates. It includes a database of all Interchange Transactions and a matrix of the Distribution Factors for the Eastern Interconnection.[1] Related Terms Reliability Coordinator, Interchange Transaction References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Interchange_Distribution_Calculator&oldid=480261" Categories: Definitions

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Distributed Energy Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Distributed Energy Calculator Distributed Energy Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Distributed Energy Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Apps for Energy Challenge Participant Sector: Energy Resource Type: Application prototype User Interface: Website Website: distributedenergycalculator.com/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Challenge Generated, Green Button Apps Language: English References: Apps for Energy[1] The Distributed Energy Calculator allows you to explore the potential energy savings for your community using Solar, Small Wind or Microturbines. The Distributed Energy Calculator allows you to explore the potential energy savings for your community using Solar, Small Wind or Microturbines. You can upload Green Button Data to compare your utility energy costs to

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Bayesian learning in bioinformatics  

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Life sciences research is advancing in breadth and scope, affecting many areas of life including medical care and government policy. The field of Bioinformatics, in particular, is growing very rapidly with the help of computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, and engineering. New high-throughput technologies are making it possible to measure genomic variation across phenotypes in organisms at costs that were once inconceivable. In conjunction, and partly as a consequence, massive amounts of information about the genomes of many organisms are becoming accessible in the public domain. Some of the important and exciting questions in the post-genomics era are how to integrate all of the information available from diverse sources. Learning in complex systems biology requires that information be shared in a natural and interpretable way, to integrate knowledge and data. The statistical sciences can support the advancement of learning in Bioinformatics in many ways, not the least of which is by developing methodologies that can support the synchronization of efforts across sciences, offering real-time learning tools that can be shared across many fields from basic science to the clinical applications. This research is an introduction to several current research problems in Bioinformatics that addresses integration of information, and discusses statistical methodologies from the Bayesian school of thought that may be applied. Bayesian statistical methodologies are proposed to integrate biological knowledge and improve statistical inference for three relevant Bioinformatics applications: gene expression arrays, BAC and aCGH arrays, and real-time gene expression experiments. A unified Bayesian model is proposed to perform detection of genes and gene classes, defined from historical pathways, with gene expression arrays. A novel Bayesian statistical method is proposed to infer chromosomal copy number aberrations in clinical populations with BAC or aCGH experiments. A theoretical model is proposed, motivated from historical work in mathematical biology, for inference with real-time gene expression experiments, and fit with Bayesian methods. Simulation and case studies show that Bayesian methodologies show great promise to improve the way we learn with high-throughput Bioinformatics experiments.

Gold, David L.

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Big data, lifelong machine learning and transfer learning  

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A major challenge in today's world is the Big Data problem, which manifests itself in Web and Mobile domains as rapidly changing and heterogeneous data streams. A data-mining system must be able to cope with the influx of changing data in a continual ... Keywords: big data, lifelong machine learning, transfer learning

Qiang Yang

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

An adaptive learning to rank algorithm: Learning automata approach  

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The recent years have witnessed the birth and explosive growth of the web. It is obvious that the exponential growth of the web has made it into a huge interconnected source of information wherein finding a document without a searching tool is unimaginable. ... Keywords: Learning automata, Learning to rank, Ranking function, Search engine

Javad Akbari Torkestani

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Harmonic Analysis Errors in Calculating Dipole,  

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Harmonic Analysis Errors in Calculating Dipole, Harmonic Analysis Errors in Calculating Dipole, Quadrupole, and Sextupole Magnets using POISSON Ro be rt J. La ri<::::R~ i. September 10, 1985 Introduction LS-32 The computer program POISSON was used to calculate the dipole, quadru- pole, and sextupole magnets of the 6 GeV electron storage ring. A trinagular mesh must first be generated by LATTICE. The triangle size is varied over the "universe" at the discretion of the user. This note describes a series of test calculations that were made to help the user decide on the size of the mesh to reduce the harmonic field calculation errors. A conformal transfor- mation of a multipole magnet into a dipole reduces these errors. Dipole Magnet Calculations A triangular mesh used to calculate a "perfect" dipole magnet is shown in

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Chalmers Climate Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Chalmers Climate Calculator Chalmers Climate Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Chalmers Climate Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Chalmers University of Technology Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, GHG inventory, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: dhcp2-pc011134.fy.chalmers.se Cost: Free Chalmers Climate Calculator Screenshot References: Chalmers Climate Calculator[1] Logo: Chalmers Climate Calculator " In the Chalmers Climate Calculator the user can decide on when and how fast emissions of CO2 are reduced and what this emissions scenario implies in terms of CO2 concentration and global average surface temperature change. The climate sensitivity and the net aerosol forcing in year 2005

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Learning and cost reductions for generating technologies in the national energy modeling system (NEMS)  

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This report describes how Learning-by-Doing (LBD) is implemented endogenously in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for generating plants. LBD is experiential learning that correlates to a generating technology's capacity growth. The annual amount of Learning-by-Doing affects the annual overnight cost reduction. Currently, there is no straightforward way to integrate and make sense of all the diffuse information related to the endogenous learning calculation in NEMS. This paper organizes the relevant information from the NEMS documentation, source code, input files, and output files, in order to make the model's logic more accessible. The end results are shown in three ways: in a simple spreadsheet containing all the parameters related to endogenous learning; by an algorithm that traces how the parameters lead to cost reductions; and by examples showing how AEO 2004 forecasts the reduction of overnight costs for generating technologies over time.

Gumerman, Etan; Marnay, Chris

2004-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

242

FUEL HANDLING FACILITY CRITICALITY SAFETY CALCULATIONS  

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The purpose of this design calculation is to perform a criticality evaluation of the Fuel Handling Facility (FHF) and the operations and processes performed therein. The current intent of the FHF is to receive transportation casks whose contents will be unloaded and transferred to waste packages (WP) or MGR Specific Casks (MSC) in the fuel transfer bays. Further, the WPs will also be prepared in the FHF for transfer to the sub-surface facility (for disposal). The MSCs will be transferred to the Aging Facility for storage. The criticality evaluation of the FHF features the following: (I) Consider the types of waste to be received in the FHF as specified below: (1) Uncanistered commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF); (2) Canistered CSNF (with the exception of horizontal dual-purpose canister (DPC) and/or multi-purpose canisters (MPCs)); (3) Navy canistered SNF (long and short); (4) Department of Energy (DOE) canistered high-level waste (HLW); and (5) DOE canistered SNF (with the exception of MCOs). (II) Evaluate the criticality analyses previously performed for the existing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-certified transportation casks (under 10 CFR 71) to be received in the FHF to ensure that these analyses address all FHF conditions including normal operations, and Category 1 and 2 event sequences. (III) Evaluate FHF criticality conditions resulting from various Category 1 and 2 event sequences. Note that there are currently no Category 1 and 2 event sequences identified for FHF. Consequently, potential hazards from a criticality point of view will be considered as identified in the ''Internal Hazards Analysis for License Application'' document (BSC 2004c, Section 6.6.4). (IV) Assess effects of potential moderator intrusion into the fuel transfer bay for defense in depth. The SNF/HLW waste transfer activity (i.e., assembly and canister transfer) that is being carried out in the FHF has been classified as safety category in the ''Q-list'' (BSC 2003, p. A-6). Therefore, this design calculation is subject to the requirements of the ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (DOE 2004), even though the FHF itself has not yet been classified in the Q-list. Performance of the work scope as described and development of the associated technical product conform to the procedure AP-3.124, ''Design Calculations and Analyses''.

C.E. Sanders

2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

243

Machine Learning for Sequential Data: A Review  

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Statistical learning problems in many fields involve sequential data. This paper formalizes the principal learning tasks and describes the methods that have been developed within the machine learning research community for addressing these problems. ...

Thomas G. Dietterich

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Lessons Learned  

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Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Lessons Home Lessons Learned Database Lessons Learned The Berkeley Lab Lessons Learned Program is managed by the Office of Contract Assurance (OCA). It was developed to help the Laboratory community learn from our mistakes (and the mistakes of others) so that we don't repeat them. Through various sources, we identify events such as accidents, mishaps and near misses and translate them into corrective actions to prevent their recurrence. The ultimate goal of the Lessons Learned Program is to continually improve our performance on an ongoing basis. This is one of the central tenets of the Laboratory's assurance program. We use several different sources of information for our Lessons Learned Program. These include: The Lessons Learned database. Use the Lessons Learned database to enter Lessons Learned and Best Practices, and to view the Lessons Learned Library.

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Active Learning Strategies for Teaching Lean Thinking  

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Active learning is a method of designing instruction so that classroom students are actively involved in learning concepts and content. Instead of casting students into the role of passive listener, active learning techniques ...

Candido, Jacqueline P.

2007-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

246

Bayesian Network Learning with Parameter Constraints  

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The task of learning models for many real-world problems requires incorporating domain knowledge into learning algorithms, to enable accurate learning from a realistic volume of training data. This paper considers a variety of types of domain knowledge ...

Radu Stefan Niculescu; Tom M. Mitchell; R. Bharat Rao

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

ICT4D and the learning sciences  

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Over the last two decades, the learning sciences have contributed immensely to curricula-based learning in formal environments. Recently, there is an increased emphasis on learning that occurs outside formal institutions, especially through the use of ...

Michael A. Evans; Aditya Johri; George E. Glasson; Kursat Cagiltay; Joyojeet Pal; Piya Sorcar

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 1997 | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 1997 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 1997 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 1997 Welcome again to the Quarterly Report on Lessons Learned in the NEPA process. This report includes: DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Will Be Ready to Use Soon! CEQ Initiative on NEPA Implementation DOE Submits Comments on CEQ Environmental Justice Guidance NEPA Order to Be Reissued with Conforming Changes DOE Sued on Stockpile Stewardship and Waste Management PEISs Effective NEPA Hearings Bob Strickler and Linda Thurston Retire Reminder about Stakeholder Notification Litigation Updates New Executive Order on Protecting Children from Environmental Risks Annual NEPA Planning Summaries What's New with Electronic NEPA Questionnaire Results Other Completed EIS-Related Documents

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 1995 | Department of Energy  

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September 1995 September 1995 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 1995 This quarterly report summarizes the lessons learned for documents completed between April 1 and June 30, 1995. It is based primarily on responses to the revised questionnaire that was provided for use during January 1995, and includes information on direct and indirect NEPA process costs and on total project costs. The report includes a Question and Answer section as well as guidance on selected topics. REPORT CONTENTS: NEPA Document Preparation Times NEPA Cost Data NEPA Document Content The Document Preparation Process Effectiveness of the NEPA Process Other Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Questions and Answers EISs Completed 3rd Quarter FY 1995 EAs Completed 3rd Quarter FY 1995

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UC Berkley Green Jobs Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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UC Berkley Green Jobs Calculator UC Berkley Green Jobs Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: UC Berkeley Green Jobs Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: UC Berkeley Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Phase: Create a Vision, "Evaluate Options and Determine Feasibility" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property., "Perpare a Plan" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property.

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Review of Axial Burnup Distribution Considerations for Burnup Credit Calculations  

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This report attempts to summarize and consolidate the existing knowledge on axial burnup distribution issues that are important to burnup credit criticality safety calculations. Recently released Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff guidance permits limited burnup credit, and thus, has prompted resolution of the axial burnup distribution issue. The reactivity difference between the neutron multiplication factor (keff) calculated with explicit representation of the axial burnup distribution and keff calculated assuming a uniform axial burnup is referred to as the ``end effect.'' This end effect is shown to be dependent on many factors, including the axial-burnup profile, total accumulated burnup, cooling time, initial enrichment, assembly design, and the isotopics considered (i.e., actinide-only or actinides plus fission products). Axial modeling studies, efforts related to the development of axial-profile databases, and the determination of bounding axial profiles are also discussed. Finally, areas that could benefit from further efforts are identified.

Wagner, J.C.; DeHart, M.D.

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Machine Learning Benchmarks and Random Forest Regression  

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Machine Learning Benchmarks and Random Forest Regressionerror on a suite of benchmark datasets. As the basethe Machine Learning Benchmark Problems package; see http://

Segal, Mark R

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Clean Cities: Clean Cities University Online Learning  

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University Online Learning to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Clean Cities University Online Learning on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Clean Cities University Online...

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Industrial Assessment Centers Help Students, Communities Learn...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Industrial Assessment Centers Help Students, Communities Learn About Energy Efficiency Industrial Assessment Centers Help Students, Communities Learn About Energy Efficiency March...

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Mapping Individual Variations in Learning Capacity  

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in working memory capacity. Integrative Physiological andVariations in Learning Capacity Eduardo Mercado IIIdifferences in learning capacity are evident in humans and

Mercado III, Eduardo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide  

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Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide Title Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5825E Year of...

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Learning and Memory Following Conformal Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Craniopharyngioma and Low-Grade Glioma  

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Purpose: The primary objective of this study was to examine whether children with low-grade glioma (LGG) or craniopharyngioma had impaired learning and memory after conformal radiation therapy (CRT). A secondary objective was to determine whether children who received chemotherapy before CRT, a treatment often used to delay radiation therapy in younger children with LGG, received any protective benefit with respect to learning. Methods and Materials: Learning and memory in 57 children with LGG and 44 children with craniopharyngioma were assessed with the California Verbal Learning Test-Children's Version and the Visual-Auditory Learning tests. Learning measures were administered before CRT, 6 months later, and then yearly for a total of 5 years. Results: No decline in learning scores after CRT was observed when patients were grouped by diagnosis. For children with LGG, chemotherapy before CRT did not provide a protective effect on learning. Multiple regression analyses, which accounted for age and tumor volume and location, found that children treated with chemotherapy before CRT were at greater risk of decline on learning measures than those treated with CRT alone. Variables predictive of learning and memory decline included hydrocephalus, shunt insertion, younger age at time of treatment, female gender, and pre-CRT chemotherapy. Conclusions: This study did not reveal any impairment or decline in learning after CRT in overall aggregate learning scores. However, several important variables were found to have a significant effect on neurocognitive outcome. Specifically, chemotherapy before CRT was predictive of worse outcome on verbal learning in LGG patients. In addition, hydrocephalus and shunt insertion in craniopharyngioma were found to be predictive of worse neurocognitive outcome, suggesting a more aggressive natural history for those patients.

Di Pinto, Marcos [Department of Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California (United States)] [Department of Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California (United States); Conklin, Heather M. [Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)] [Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States); Li, Chenghong [Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States); Merchant, Thomas E., E-mail: thomas.merchant@stjude.org [Division of Radiation Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Calculations for Cold Fusion Superheavy Elements  

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The Q value and optimal exciting energy of the hypothetical superheavy nuclei in cold fusion reaction are calculated with relativistic mean field model and semiemperical shell model mass equation(SSME) and the validity of the two models is tested. The fusion barriers are also calculated with two different models and reasonable results are obtained. The calculations can give useful references for the experiments in the superheavy nuclei synthesized in cold fusion reactions.

X. H. Zhong; L. Li; P. Z. Ning

2004-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

259

Benchmark calculations for elastic fermion-dimer scattering  

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We present continuum and lattice calculations for elastic scattering between a fermion and a bound dimer in the shallow binding limit. For the continuum calculation we use the Skorniakov-Ter-Martirosian (STM) integral equation to determine the scattering length and effective range parameter to high precision. For the lattice calculation we use the finite-volume method of L\\"uscher. We take into account topological finite-volume corrections to the dimer binding energy which depend on the momentum of the dimer. After subtracting these effects, we find from the lattice calculation kappa a_fd = 1.174(9) and kappa r_fd = -0.029(13). These results agree well with the continuum values kappa a_fd = 1.17907(1) and kappa r_fd = -0.0383(3) obtained from the STM equation. We discuss applications to cold atomic Fermi gases, deuteron-neutron scattering in the spin-quartet channel, and lattice calculations of scattering for nuclei and hadronic molecules at finite volume.

Shahin Bour; H. -W. Hammer; Dean Lee; Ulf-G. Meißner

2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

260

Multimedia learning: Cognitive individual differences and display design techniques predict transfer learning with multimedia learning modules  

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In the wake of the information explosion and rapidly progressing technology [Mayer, R. E. (2001). Multimedia learning. Cambridge: University Press] formulated a theory that focused on human cognition, rather than technology capacity and features. By ... Keywords: Interface, Multimedia design, Multimedia learning

Katherine A. Austin

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Phase Diagram Calculation to Accelerated ...  

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Presentation Title, Application of Phase Diagram Calculation to Accelerated Development of Mo-Si-B Based Alloys. Author(s), Ying Yang, H Bei, Shuanglin ...

262

Multilevel acceleration of neutron transport calculations.  

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??Nuclear reactor design requires the calculation of integral core parameters and power and radiation profiles. These physical parameters are obtained by the solution of the… (more)

Marquez Damian, Jose Ignacio

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

NREL: Power Technologies Energy Data Book - Calculators  

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Energy Analysis Center Energy Analysis Newsletter Power Technologies Energy Data Book Home Table of Contents Browse by Technology Calculators Renewable Energy Conversion...

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Using Bayes' Theorem for Free Energy Calculations.  

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??Statistical mechanics is fundamentally based on calculating the probabilities of molecular-scaleevents. Although Bayes’ theorem has generally been recognized as providing key guiding principals for setup… (more)

Rogers, David M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Drag calculations improve efficiency of hydraulic jars  

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Using drag calculations helps accurately determine the maximum hook load for optimal over-pull force during jarring operations. The driller then has a better chance of freeing stuck pipe on the first jarring attempt. Several operational situations demonstrate how these calculations allow the over pull force on the jar during operation to be increased by 40 % compared to calculations involving the weight of the drillstring only. The drag calculation method significantly increases the probability of successful jarring operations. This article concentrates on upward jarring; the results and procedures are applicable, however, for downward jarring as well.

Aarrestad, T.V. (Den norske stats oljeselskap AS, Statoil (Norway))

1993-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

266

Lennard-Jones Fluid Reference Calculations  

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... The definition of these energetic terms are given ... calculations given here, the following definitions are relevant: ... D. The pair internal energy is given ...

2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

267

Design Calculations For APS Safety Shutters  

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9 Design Calculations for the Advanced Photon Source Safety Shutters P. K. Job, Advanced Photon Source B. J. Micklich, Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Argonne National Laboratory,...

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Building Technologies Office: 179D DOE Calculator  

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Energy simulations are required to show compliance with the energy and power cost savings requirements. View more detailed information. What is the 179D DOE Calculator? The...

269

The Materials Project: Combining Quantum Chemistry Calculations...  

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The Materials Project: Combining Quantum Chemistry Calculations with Supercomputing Centers for New Materials Discovery Speaker(s): Anubhav Jain Date: December 18, 2012 - 12:00pm...

270

MatCalc - The Materials Calculator  

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Oct 12, 2007 ... MatCalc is supported on Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX systems. Citation: " MatCalc - The Materials Calculator." © MatCalc (2008).

271

Building Technologies Office: Qualified Software for Calculating...  

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

you'll find a list of qualified computer software for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements. To submit...

272

Calculating Cyclotomic Polynomials - CECM - Simon Fraser University  

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algorithm calculates ?n(z) as a quotient of products of sparse power series. ... polynomials and their coefficients available at the Sloane On-Line Encyclopedia  ...

273

Activized Learning: Transforming Passive to Active with Improved Label Complexity  

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We study the theoretical advantages of active learning over passive learning. Specifically, we prove that, in noise-free classifier learning for VC classes, any passive learning algorithm can be transformed into an active learning algorithm with asymptotically ...

Steve Hanneke

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Learning About Saving Energy  

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DOE/GO-10095-070 DOE/GO-10095-070 FS 218 January 1995 ENERGY EFFICIENCY Learning About AND RENEWABLE Saving Energy CLEARINGHOUSE ENERGY What is energy? Energy is the ability to do work. It can come in the forms of heat and light. There are two types of energy: working energy and stored energy. Stored energy becomes working energy when we use it. You eat food for energy. Then your body stores the energy until you need it. When you work and play, your stored energy becomes working energy. We use energy every day. We use it to grow our food, warm and cool our homes, make our electricity, run our cars, and make products like clothes and toys. It is a very important part of our lives. Most of the time, we use stored energy for fuel. Burning fuel sets the stored energy free in the form

275

Generalized Stochastic Gradient Learning  

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#1;#2;#3;#2;#4;#5;#6;#7;#8;#2; #11;#12; #14;#15;#5;#16;#12;#7;#14; #1;#4;#5; #7;#2;#3;#12; #17;#2;#5;#4;#3;#7;#3;#18; George W. Evans, Seppo Honkapohja and Noah Willams #19;#14;#12; #20;#2;#4; #21;#22;#22;#23; #24;#25;#26;#27; #22;#23;#28;#23; #1... ;#2;#3;#4;#3;#2;#4;#5;#6;#4;#7;#8;#2;#3;#6; #4; #11;#3;#12;#2;#8;#3;#4; #6;#14;#15;#11;#16;#16;#11;#2;#17; Generalized Stochastic Gradient Learning? George W. Evans University of Oregon Seppo Honkapohja University of Cambridge Noah Williams Princeton...

Evans, George W; Honkapohja, Seppo; Williams, Noah

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

276

Learning Graph Matching  

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As a fundamental problem in pattern recognition, graph matching has applications in a variety of fields, from computer vision to computational biology. In graph matching, patterns are modeled as graphs and pattern recognition amounts to finding a correspondence between the nodes of different graphs. Many formulations of this problem can be cast in general as a quadratic assignment problem, where a linear term in the objective function encodes node compatibility and a quadratic term encodes edge compatibility. The main research focus in this theme is about designing efficient algorithms for approximately solving the quadratic assignment problem, since it is NP-hard. In this paper we turn our attention to a different question: how to estimate compatibility functions such that the solution of the resulting graph matching problem best matches the expected solution that a human would manually provide. We present a method for learning graph matching: the training examples are pairs of graphs and the `labels' are ma...

Caetano, Tiberio S; Cheng, Li; Le, Quoc V; Smola, Alex J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Recent PQCD calculations of heavy quark production  

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We summarize the results of a recent study of heavy quark production and attenuation in cold nuclear matter. In p+p collisions, we investigate the relative contribution of partonic sub-processes to $D$ meson production and $D$ meson-triggered inclusive di-hadrons to lowest order in perturbative QCD. While gluon fusion dominates the creation of large angle $D\\bar{D}$ pairs, charm on light parton scattering determines the yield of single inclusive $D$ mesons. The distinctly different non-perturbative fragmentation of $c$ quarks into $D$ mesons versus the fragmentation of quarks and gluons into light hadrons results in a strong transverse momentum dependence of anticharm content of the away-side charm-triggered jet. In p+A reactions, we calculate and resum the coherent nuclear-enhanced power corrections from the final-state partonic scattering in the medium. We find that single and double inclusive open charm production can be suppressed as much as the yield of neutral pions from dynamical high-twist shadowing. Effects of energy loss in p+A collisions are also investigated in the incoherent Bertsch-Gunion limit and may lead to significantly weaker transverse momentum dependence of the nuclear attenuation.

Ivan Vitev

2006-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

278

Astronomical Image Denoising Using Dictionary Learning  

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Astronomical images suffer a constant presence of multiple defects that are consequences of the intrinsic properties of the acquisition equipments, and atmospheric conditions. One of the most frequent defects in astronomical imaging is the presence of additive noise which makes a denoising step mandatory before processing data. During the last decade, a particular modeling scheme, based on sparse representations, has drawn the attention of an ever growing community of researchers. Sparse representations offer a promising framework to many image and signal processing tasks, especially denoising and restoration applications. At first, the harmonics, wavelets, and similar bases and overcomplete representations have been considered as candidate domains to seek the sparsest representation. A new generation of algorithms, based on data-driven dictionaries, evolved rapidly and compete now with the off-the-shelf fixed dictionaries. While designing a dictionary beforehand leans on a guess of the most appropriate representative elementary forms and functions, the dictionary learning framework offers to construct the dictionary upon the data themselves, which provides us with a more flexible setup to sparse modeling and allows to build more sophisticated dictionaries. In this paper, we introduce the Centered Dictionary Learning (CDL) method and we study its performances for astronomical image denoising. We show how CDL outperforms wavelet or classic dictionary learning denoising techniques on astronomical images, and we give a comparison of the effect of these different algorithms on the photometry of the denoised images.

S. Beckouche; J. L. Starck; J. Fadili

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Learning to improve path planning performance  

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In robotics, path planning refers to finding a short. collision-free path from an initial robot configuration to a desired configuratioin. It has to be fast to support real-time task-level robot programming. Unfortunately, current planning techniques are still too slow to be effective, as they often require several minutes, if not hours of computation. To remedy this situation, we present and analyze a learning algorithm that uses past experience to increase future performance. The algorithm relies on an existing path planner to provide solutions to difficult tasks. From these solutions, an evolving sparse network of useful robot configurations is learned to support faster planning. More generally, the algorithm provides a speedup-learning framework in which a slow but capable planner may be improved both cost-wise and capability-wise by a faster but less capable planner coupled with experience. The basic algorithm is suitable for stationary environments, and can be extended to accommodate changing environments with on-demand experience repair and object-attached experience abstraction. To analyze the algorithm, we characterize the situations in which the adaptive planner is useful, provide quantitative bounds to predict its behavior, and confirm our theoretical results with experiments in path planning of manipulators. Our algorithm and analysis are sufficiently, general that they may also be applied to other planning domains in which experience is useful.

Chen, Pang C.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Data base to compare calculations and observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological and climatological data bases were compared with known tritium release points and diffusion calculations to determine if calculated concentrations could replace measure concentrations at the monitoring stations. Daily tritium concentrations were monitored at 8 stations and 16 possible receptors. Automated data retrieval strategies are listed. (PSB)

Tichler, J.L.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

PVWatts (R) Calculator India (Fact Sheet)  

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The PVWatts (R) Calculator for India was released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 2013. The online tool estimates electricity production and the monetary value of that production of grid-connected roof- or ground-mounted crystalline silicon photovoltaics systems based on a few simple inputs. This factsheet provides a broad overview of the PVWatts (R) Calculator for India.

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2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Numerical Object Oriented Quantum Field Theory Calculations  

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The qft++ package is a library of C++ classes that facilitate numerical (not algebraic) quantum field theory calculations. Mathematical objects such as matrices, tensors, Dirac spinors, polarization and orbital angular momentum tensors, etc. are represented as C++ objects in qft++. The package permits construction of code which closely resembles quantum field theory expressions, allowing for quick and reliable calculations.

M. Williams

2008-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

283

Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Flow Calculations  

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Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Flow Calculations and Optimal Control in a Horizontal CVD calculations are discussed. AMS Subject Classification: 76N10, 65K10, 49J20 & 35C10 \\Lambda This research a chemical reaction in the gas phase above the surface of the film to deposit desired materials onto

284

A learning apprentice for browsing  

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This paper describes the task of browsing and an agent we have dev eloped to improve the speed and success rate of browsing. The agent is a learning apprentice: it monitors the user’s normal browsing actions and learns a measure of "relevance " to the user interests. It searches the library being browsed, uses the learned measure to evaluate items and presents to the user those that are most relevant. The paper discusses the main issues raised during the development of the browsing agent. These are of general interest not only because browsing is of considerable practical importance but also because it represents a prototypical task for

Robert C. Holte; Chris Drummond

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Statistical Mechanics of Dictionary Learning  

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Finding a basis matrix (dictionary) by which objective signals are represented sparsely is of major relevance in various scientific and technological fields. We consider a problem to learn a dictionary from a set of training signals. We employ techniques of statistical mechanics of disordered systems to evaluate the size of the training set necessary to typically succeed in the dictionary learning. The results indicate that the necessary size is much smaller than previously estimated, which theoretically supports and/or encourages the use of dictionary learning in practical situations.

Sakata, Ayaka

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: United States Forest Service Sector: Climate, Land Focus Area: Forestry Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options Topics: GHG inventory, Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.fs.fed.us/ccrc/topics/urban-forests/ctcc/ Cost: Free Language: English References: CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator[1] Overview "The CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator is the only tool approved by the Climate Action Reserve's Urban Forest Project Protocol for quantifying carbon dioxide sequestration from GHG tree planting projects. The CTCC is programmed in an Excel spreadsheet and provides carbon-related information

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Campus Carbon Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Campus Carbon Calculator Campus Carbon Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Campus Carbon Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Air-Cool Planet Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Develop Goals User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/toolkit/inv-calculator.php The Campus Carbon Calculator(tm), Version 6.4, is now available for download. Version 6.4 includes new features, updates and corrections - including greatly expanded projection and solutions modules, designed to aid schools that have completed greenhouse gas inventories in developing long term, comprehensive climate action plans based on those inventories. The new modules facilitate analysis of carbon reduction options, determining project payback times, net present value, cost per ton reduced,

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Online Discriminative Dictionary Learning for Image Classification Based on Block-Coordinate Descent Method  

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Previous researches have demonstrated that the framework of dictionary learning with sparse coding, in which signals are decomposed as linear combinations of a few atoms of a learned dictionary, is well adept to reconstruction issues. This framework has also been used for discrimination tasks such as image classification. To achieve better performances of classification, experts develop several methods to learn a discriminative dictionary in a supervised manner. However, another issue is that when the data become extremely large in scale, these methods will be no longer effective as they are all batch-oriented approaches. For this reason, we propose a novel online algorithm for discriminative dictionary learning, dubbed \\textbf{ODDL} in this paper. First, we introduce a linear classifier into the conventional dictionary learning formulation and derive a discriminative dictionary learning problem. Then, we exploit an online algorithm to solve the derived problem. Unlike the most existing approaches which updat...

Kong, Shu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Utility Energy Service Contracts - Lessons Learned  

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Service Contracts-Lessons Learned Service Contracts-Lessons Learned Utility Energy Services Contracts Lessons Learned Water Conservation Negotiating Financing Lowering Finance Rates Utility Energy Service Contracts-Lessons Learned 2 -- FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Contents Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................3 Financing Utility Energy Services Contracts ..........................................................................................................................3 Understanding Financing Factors ...........................................................................................................................................3

290

Mobile application for learning the Thai language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At present, mobile learning has increased popularity as it offers a better opportunity to leverage educational level. The major advantage of mobile learning is the ability to learn from anywhere at any time using the wireless internet access available ... Keywords: Thai language, m-Learning, mobile services oriented architecture (MSOA) framework, web services

Wichian Premchaiswadi; Nucharee Premchaiswadi

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Organizational Learning: From Experience to Knowledge  

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Organizational learning has been an important topic for the journal Organization Science and for the field. We provide a theoretical framework for analyzing organizational learning. According to the framework, organizational experience interacts ... Keywords: creativity, innovation, knowledge transfer, learning curves, organizational learning, organizational memory

Linda Argote; Ella Miron-Spektor

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Scalable Active Learning for Multiclass Image Classification  

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Machine learning techniques for computer vision applications like object recognition, scene classification, etc., require a large number of training samples for satisfactory performance. Especially when classification is to be performed over many categories, ... Keywords: Training,Support vector machines,Training data,Noise,Accuracy,Learning systems,Couplings,object recognition,Active learning,scalable machine learning,multiclass classification

Ajay J. Joshi; Fatih Porikli; Nikos Papanikolopoulos

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR)  

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DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR) Project (Concluded). Summary: The National Institute of Standards ...

2012-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

294

Utility Energy Service Contracts - Lessons Learned  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Service Contracts-Lessons Learned Service Contracts-Lessons Learned Utility Energy Services Contracts Lessons Learned Water Conservation Negotiating Financing Lowering Finance Rates Utility Energy Service Contracts-Lessons Learned 2 -- FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Contents Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................3 Financing Utility Energy Services Contracts ..........................................................................................................................3 Understanding Financing Factors ...........................................................................................................................................3

295

Revising (multi-) media learning principles by applying a differentiated knowledge concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on a study investigating the effect of single-media and multimedia presentations on the resulting knowledge. First, this study investigated the stability of established multimedia learning principles by measuring acquired knowledge ... Keywords: Cognitive load, Knowledge, Learning, Multimedia, Testing

S. Guttormsen Schär; J. Kaiser

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Student attitude and learning outcomes of multimedia computer-assisted versus traditional instruction in basketball  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of multimedia computer-assisted instruction (MCAI), traditional instruction (TI), and combined instruction (CI) methods on learning the skill of shooting in basketball. Additionally, a comparison of ... Keywords: Attitude, Basketball, Cognitive learning, Instructional technology, Multimedia software, Physical education, Traditional instruction

Nicholas Vernadakis; Eleni Zetou; Efi Tsitskari; Maria Giannousi; Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

SnapToTrace: a new e-textile interface and component kit for learning computation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modular toolkits and electronic textiles have emerged as highly effective resources to engage new audiences in computational learning. This paper will briefly review past relevant research in these domains, paying close attention to different taxonomies ... Keywords: computational craft, computational learning, e-texiles, interface design, modular toolkits

Liza Stark

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

A genetic algorithms approach to learning communication and coordination in simulated robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of this project was to develop a genetic algorithms approach for robotic agents to learn to communicate and coordinate with each other, so that the group can learn to be more effective at mapping unfamiliar terrain and locating items within ...

Chris Sotzing

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Cognitive learning efficiency through the use of design patterns in teaching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays we need to teach students how to become flexible problem solvers in a dynamic world. The pace in which technology changes and complexity increases requires increased efficiency in learning and understanding. This requires the engineers of tomorrow ... Keywords: Cognitive load, Design patterns, Design skills, Expertise reversal effect, Learning efficiency

Gwendolyn Kolfschoten; Stephan Lukosch; Alexander Verbraeck; Edwin Valentin; Gert-Jan de Vreede

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Effectiveness Review Overview Theresa Triplett  

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· Supporting Documentation (Subsequent ORPS / PAAA NTS Reports, Assessments, Lessons Learned) · Effectiveness · Review ORPS / NTS reports · Obtain objective evidence that the corrective actions was implemented

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Co-Lab: research and development of an online learning environment for collaborative scientific discovery learning  

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There are many design challenges that must be addressed in the development of collaborative scientific discovery learning environments. This contribution presents an overview of how these challenges were addressed within Co-Lab, a collaborative learning ... Keywords: Collaborative learning, Dynamic modeling, Inquiry learning, Learning environments

Wouter R. van Joolingen; Ton de Jong; Ard W. Lazonder; Elwin R. Savelsbergh; Sarah Manlove

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Productive use of learning resources in an online problem-based learning environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examined students' use of learning resources in a technologically-mediated online learning environment. Undergraduate student groups were engaged in an online problem-based learning (PBL) environment, rich with pre-selected video and knowledge ... Keywords: Contrasting cases analysis, Knowledge resources, Learning resources, Online hypermedia environments, Problem-based learning (PBL), Video resources

Heisawn Jeong; Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Validating analysis methodologies used in burnup credit criticality calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concept of allowing reactivity credit for the depleted (or burned) state of pressurized water reactor fuel in the licensing of spent fuel facilities introduces a new challenge to members of the nuclear criticality community. The primary difference in this analysis approach is the technical ability to calculate spent fuel compositions (or inventories) and to predict their effect on the system multiplication factor. Isotopic prediction codes are used routinely for in-core physics calculations and the prediction of radiation source terms for both thermal and shielding analyses, but represent an innovation for criticality specialists. This paper discusses two methodologies currently being developed to specifically evaluate isotopic composition and reactivity for the burnup credit concept. A comprehensive approach to benchmarking and validating the methods is also presented. This approach involves the analysis of commercial reactor critical data, fuel storage critical experiments, chemical assay isotopic data, and numerical benchmark calculations.

Brady, M.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Napolitano, D.G. [Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Boston, MA (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Calculation of complex DNA damage induced by ions  

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This paper is devoted to the analysis of the complex damage of DNA irradiated by ions. The assessment of complex damage is important because cells in which it occurs are less likely to survive because the DNA repair mechanisms may not be sufficiently effective. We study the flux of secondary electrons through the surface of nucleosomes and calculate the radial dose and the distribution of clustered damage around the ion's path. The calculated radial dose distribution is compared to simulations. The radial distribution of the complex damage is found to be different from that of the dose. A comparison with experiments may solve the question of what is more lethal for the cell, damage complexity or absorbed energy. We suggest a way to calculate the probability of cell death based on the complexity of the damage. This work is done within the framework of the phenomenon-based multiscale approach to radiation damage by ions.

Surdutovich, Eugene [Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States); Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Gallagher, David C. [Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States); Solov'yov, Andrey V. [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Ruth-Moufang-Strasse 1, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

305

NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator NREL-Levelized Cost of Energy Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Simple Cost of Energy Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Biomass, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Solar, Water Power, Wind Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Finance, Market analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html Web Application Link: www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools

306

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Lessons Learned Quarterly Report DOE's NEPA Lessons Learned Program was initiated in 1994 to foster continuous improvement in NEPA compliance by measuring DOE NEPA performance and gathering information learned through NEPA experience. The Program collects and publishes time and cost metrics to help DOE objectively focus on controlling these aspects of its NEPA compliance, and disseminates information broadly relevant to NEPA implementation, such guidance on public participation and interagency coordination procedures. The keystone of DOE's NEPA Lessons Learned Program is the Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR). The LLQR is produced as a means of disseminating NEPA program metrics, along with related guidance, case studies, analysis,

307

Lessons Learned Database | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lessons Learned Database Lessons Learned Database Lessons Learned Database The DOE Corporate Lessons Learned Database provides a central clearinghouse that allows ready access to and communication about collected information on a timely, unimpeded basis by all DOE elements. The database is used to collect and share lessons learned and best practices pertaining to all DOE activities Lessons Learned Database Login Welcome to the Lessons Learned site, the premier Web tool for online information sharing regarding Lessons Learned issues. Please login to access your profile, search the database, or submit a new Lesson Learned. User Log In: If you have already received your log in credentials for the DOE Lessons Learned system click here to log in. Create New Account: We do not allow anonymous access to this site. You must register for an

308

Learning a theory of causality  

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The very early appearance of abstract knowledge is often taken as evidence for innateness. We explore the relative learning speeds of abstract and specific knowledge within a Bayesian framework and the role for innate ...

Goodman, Noah D.

309

Lessons Learned | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Services » Ecosystem Management Team » Lessons Learned Services » Ecosystem Management Team » Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Ecosystem Managment February 28, 2008 Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance at Rocky Flats: Early Experiences and Lessons Learned February 28, 2008 The Use of Ecological Restoration Principles To Achieve Remedy Protection at the Fernald Preserve and Weldon Spring Sites December 31, 2007 Revegetation of the Rocky Flats Site December 31, 2007 Changes in Vegetation at the Monticello, Utah, Disposal Site January 31, 2007 Study of Factors Affecting Shrub Establishment on the Monticello, Utah, Disposal Cell Cover June 5, 2006 Smooth Brome Monitoring at Rocky Flats-2005 Results December 31, 2002 Landfill Cover Revegetation at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site December 31, 2001 Erosion Control and Revegetation at DOE's Lowman Disposal Site, Lowman,

310

Designing technology enhanced learning contexts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through iterative participatory design-based research I aim to explore the application of the Ecology of Resources (EoR) Framework (Luckin, 2008) to the design of technology enhanced contexts that scaffold learning and collaboration. Technology enhanced ...

Joshua Underwood

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Conditions for learning from animations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Animated diagrams representing dynamic systems hold great potential for improving the way people learn. However, so far the literature failed to find clear benefits of animated diagrams. Consequently it is worthwhile to investigate conditions under which ...

Herre Van Oostendorp; Michiel J. Beijersbergen; Sam Solaimani

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Learning for informative path planning  

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Through the combined use of regression techniques, we will learn models of the uncertainty propagation efficiently and accurately to replace computationally intensive Monte- Carlo simulations in informative path planning. ...

Park, Sooho, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Dynamic Pricing: A learning Approach  

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We present an optimization approach for jointly learning the demand as a functionof price, and dynamically setting prices of products in an oligopoly environment in order to maximize expected revenue. The models we consider ...

Bertsimas, Dimitris J.

314

Personal information management and learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Students today collect and organise information on a daily basis in their PCs, laptops and mobiles, creating a personal information archive that contains items related to their learning tasks. Personal information management (PIM) is the activities users ...

Sharon Hardof-Jaffe; Rafi Nachmias

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Restricted Bayesian Network Structure Learning  

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Learning the structure of a Bayesian network from data is a difficult problem, as its associated search space is exponentially large. As a consequence, researchers have studied learning Bayesian networks with a fixed structure, notably naive Bayesian networks and tree-augmented Bayesian networks. There is substantial evidence in the literature that the performance of such restricted networks can be surprisingly good. In this paper, we propose a restricted, polynomial time structure learning algorithm that is not as restrictive as both other approaches, and allows researchers to determine the right balance between performance in dealing with classification, as well as with respect to quality of the underlying probability distribution. The results obtained with this algorithm allows drawing some conclusions with regard to Bayesian-network structure learning in general.

Peter Lucas

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Learning to resolve bridging references  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We use machine learning techniques to find the best combination of local focus and lexical distance features for identifying the anchor of mereological bridging references. We find that using first mention, utterance distance, and lexical distance computed ...

Massimo Poesio; Rahul Mehta; Axel Maroudas; Janet Hitzeman

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Learning for deep language understanding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper addresses the problem of learning to parse sentences to logical representations of their underlying meaning, by inducing a syntactic-semantic grammar. The approach uses a class of grammars which has been proven to be learnable from representative ...

Smaranda Muresan

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Machine learning for software reuse  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent work on learning apprentice systems suggests new approaches for using interactive programming environments to promote software reuse. Methodologies for software specification and validation yield natural domains of application for explanation-based ...

Walter L. Hill

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Implicit learning of semantic preferences  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

conditioning relies on conscious predictive relationships between events. In psychology, the putative demonstrations of implicit learning so far have predominantly been based on perceptual form-level regularities, e.g. letter sequences. This has led...

Paciorek, Albertyna

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

320

: Computer Aided Learning in Computer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CAL2 : Computer Aided Learning in Computer Architecture Laboratory JOVAN DJORDJEVIC,1 BOSKO NIKOLIC,1 TANJA BOROZAN,1 ALEKSANDAR MILENKOVIC´ 2 1 Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Milenkovi, Aleksandar

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321

Foodborne Illness Cost Calculator | Data.gov  

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Foodborne Illness Cost Calculator Foodborne Illness Cost Calculator Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data Foodborne Illness Cost Calculator Dataset Summary Description The calculator provides information on the assumptions behind foodborne illness cost estimates and gives you a chance to make your own assumptions and calculate your own cost estimates. This interactive web-based tool allows users to estimate the cost of illness due to specific foodborne pathogens. The updated ERS cost estimate for Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157 (STEC O157) was added to the Calculator in spring, 2008. Calculator users can now review and change the assumptions behind the ERS cost estimates for either STEC O157 or Salmonella. The assumptions that can be modified include the annual number of cases, the distribution of cases by severity, the use or costs of medical care, the amount or value of time lost from work, the costs of premature death, and the disutility costs for nonfatal cases. Users can also update the cost estimate for inflation for any year from 1997 to 2007.

322

NEPA Lessons Learned, September 2005  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5 1 5 1 Register through the DOE NEPA Conference Web site at www.NEPA35.org National Environmental Policy Act N E P A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUARTERLY REPORT Third Quarter FY 2005 September 1, 2005; Issue No. 44 LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS To observe the 35th anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Environment, Safety

323

Radiation-damage calculations with NJOY  

SciTech Connect

Atomic displacement, gas production, transmutation, and nuclear heating can all be calculated with the NJOY nuclear data processing system using evaluated data in ENDF/B format. Using NJOY helps assure consistency between damage cross sections and those used for transport, and NJOY provides convenient interface formats for linking data to application codes. Unique features of the damage calculation include a simple momentum balance treatment for radiative capture and a new model for (n, particle) reactions based on statistical model calculations. Sample results for iron and nickel are given and compared with the results of other methods.

MacFarlane, R.E.; Muir, D.W.; Mann, F.W.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Activity Theory to Guide Online Collaborative Learning Instructional Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learning Management Systems LMS are facing challenges to improve its traditional focus on individual learning towards social learning. Despite the great success in distributing learning materials and managing students, the availability of the read and ... Keywords: Activity Theory, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Instructional Design, Knowledge Building, Learning Management System, Online Collaborative Learning, Qualitative Method, Quantitative Method, Teachers Training

Siti Rosni Mohamad Yusoff, Nor Azan Mat Zin

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Emotional and aesthetic factors of virtual mobile learning environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the theoretical starting points and design considerations for addressing the emotional and aesthetic aspects of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) in support of ubiquitous teaching, studying and learning. It is asserted ... Keywords: VLEs, aesthetics, communication, emotions, learning regulation, mobile learning, network-based learning, psychosocial regulation, ubiquitous learning, ubiquitous studying, virtual learning environments

Tom Page; Marian Hepburn; Miika Lehtonen; Gisli Thorsteinsson; Subramanian Arunachalam

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Planning to learn: Integrating model learning into a trajectory planner for mobile robots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a mobile robot that performs online model learning, the learning rate is a function of the robot's trajectory. The tracking errors that arise when the robot executes a motion plan depend on how well the robot has learned ...

Hover, Franz S.

327

Urban Transportation Emission Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Urban Transportation Emission Calculator Urban Transportation Emission Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Urban Transportation Emission Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Transport Canada Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Prog/2/UTEC-CETU/Menu.aspx?lang=eng Cost: Free References: http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Prog/2/UTEC-CETU/Menu.aspx?lang=eng The Urban Transportation Emissions Calculator (UTEC) is a user-friendly tool for estimating annual emissions from personal, commercial, and public transit vehicles. It estimates greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria air contaminant (CAC) emissions from the operation of vehicles. It also estimates upstream GHG emissions from the production, refining and

328

Historical river flow rates for dose calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Annual average river flow rates are required input to the LADTAP Computer Code for calculating offsite doses from liquid releases of radioactive materials to the Savannah River. The source of information on annual river flow rates used in dose calculations varies, depending on whether calculations are for retrospective releases or prospective releases. Examples of these types of releases are: Retrospective - releases from routine operations (annual environmental reports) and short term release incidents that have occurred. Prospective - releases that might be expected in the future from routine or abnormal operation of existing or new facilities (EIS`s, EID`S, SAR`S, etc.). This memorandum provides historical flow rates at the downstream gauging station at Highway 301 for use in retrospective dose calculations and derives flow rate data for the Beaufort-Jasper and Port Wentworth water treatment plants.

Carlton, W.H.

1991-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

329

Molecular dynamics calculation of free energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of a systematic study of a recently proposed method by Frenkel and Ladd for calculating free energies via molecular dynamics are reported. Internal measures of the error

J. F. Lutsko; D. Wolf; S. Yip

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Why first-principles calculations for alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A brief non-technical overview of first-principles calculations is presented, with emphasis on prediction of phase equilibria. Merits and drawbacks of various methods are briefly discussed.

de Fontaine, D.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Why first-principles calculations for alloys?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A brief non-technical overview of first-principles calculations is presented, with emphasis on prediction of phase equilibria. Merits and drawbacks of various methods are briefly discussed.

de Fontaine, D.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

What is the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

GREET Fleet Calculator can estimate petroleum and carbon GREET Fleet Calculator can estimate petroleum and carbon footprints of both on-road vehicles and off-road equipment. What is the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator? As early adopters of new vehicle technologies, fleets are vital to the success of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles (AFVs). The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emis- sions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) Fleet Foot- print Calculator can help fleets decide on the AFVs that will best help them meet a variety of organizational goals and legal requirements, including reducing their petroleum use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Currently, the United States imports nearly half of its oil. 1 Because the United States uses about 70% of its oil for transportation, decreasing petroleum consumption in vehicles can substantially

333

GROA AIRBORNE RELEASE DISPERSION FACTOR CALCULATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this document is to calculate airborne release dispersion factors ({chi}/Q) for the surface and subsurface facilities at the Geological Repository Operations Area (GROA). The calculated {chi}/Q values may be used to estimate radiological consequences to workers for potential releases from normal operations and event sequences for License Application. The scope of this document is to provide estimates of {chi}/Q values at potential onsite receptors from facility releases, under normal operating conditions and event sequences.

J. Wang

2005-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

334

Users enlist consultants to calculate costs, savings  

SciTech Connect

Consultants who calculate payback provide expertise and a second opinion to back up energy managers' proposals. They can lower the costs of an energy-management investment by making complex comparisons of systems and recommending the best system for a specific application. Examples of payback calculations include simple payback for a school system, a university, and a Disneyland hotel, as well as internal rate of return for a corporate office building and a chain of clothing stores. (DCK)

1982-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

335

HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED IN-SITU RETORT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBL-1 0431 UC-91 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED IN-REFERENCES • . • • • • . , . HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR ACalifomia. LBL-10431 HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS FOR A MODIFIED

Hall, W.G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Tool and Calculator (Transit, Fuel) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

This webside provide Tools & Calculators like Public Transit In Your Community, Fuel Saving Calculator, Carbon saving calculator, Transit Savings Report and transit benefits...

337

Calculators for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Public  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

CALCULATORS Tables 1 and 2 list the GHG emissions calculators found by a literature search of published sources. The literature search for calculators was conducted through...

338

Catching the drift: learning broad matches from clickthrough data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Identifying similar keywords, known as broad matches, is an important task in online advertising that has become a standard feature on all major keyword advertising platforms. Effective broad matching leads to improvements in both relevance and monetization, ... Keywords: keyword similarity, keyword-based advertising, online learning

Sonal Gupta; Mikhail Bilenko; Matthew Richardson

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 1, 2000 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 2000 Welcome to the 25th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. September 1, 2000 Lessons Learned...

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report Archive | Department of Energy  

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Lessons Learned September 6, 2013 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2013 Welcome to the 76th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue...

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Constructivist learning : an operational approach for designing adaptive learning environments supporting cognitive flexibility.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Constructivism is a learning theory that states that people learn by actively constructing their own knowledge, based on prior knowledge. Many different perspectives exist on… (more)

Vu Minh, Chieu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

A Self-Learning Solution for Torque Ripple Reduction for Non-Sinusoidal Permanent Magnet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 A Self-Learning Solution for Torque Ripple Reduction for Non-Sinusoidal Permanent Magnet Motor in a permanent-magnet non-sinusoidal synchronous motor. Solutions for calculating optimal currents are deduced are shown to confirm the validity of the proposed neural approach. Index Terms--Permanent Magnet Synchronous

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

343

Enhancing Curriculum Acceptance among Students with E-learning 2.0  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

E-learning; enhanced by communicating and interacting is becoming increasingly accepted and this puts Web 2.0 at the center of the new educational technologies. E-Learning 2.0 emerges as an innovative method of online learning for its incorporation of Web 2.0 tools. For any academic study, the curriculum provides overview of intact learning area. The Curriculum provides overview to content of the Subject. Many institutions place student interaction as a priority of their online curriculum design. It is proved that interaction has a great effect on the students' involvement in learning and acceptance of Curriculum. Students are accepting curriculum that is designed by teacher; whereas E-learning 2.0 enabled Curriculum management system allows student to involve in learning activities. It works as a stimulus and increases their dedication to the Curriculum. While Institute adapts E-Learning 2.0 as Learning Management System, it also provides Social Networking services and provides direct and transparent interac...

Lakhtaria, Kamaljit I; Gandhi, Ankita

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Dynamic Analysis of Learning in Behavioral Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Understanding how an animal’s ability to learn relates to neural activity or is altered by lesions, different attentional states, pharmacological interventions, or genetic manipulations are central questions in neuroscience. Although learning is a dynamic process, current analyses do not use dynamic estimation methods, require many trials across many animals to establish the occurrence of learning, and provide no consensus as how best to identify when learning has occurred. We develop a state–space model paradigm to characterize learning as the probability of a correct response as a function of trial number (learning curve). We compute the learning curve and its confidence intervals using a state–space smoothing algorithm and define the learning trial as the first trial on which there is reasonable certainty (?0.95) that a subject performs better than chance for the balance of the experiment. For a range of simulated learning experiments, the smoothing algorithm estimated learning curves with smaller mean integrated squared error and identified the learning trials with greater reliability than commonly used methods. The smoothing algorithm tracked easily the rapid learning of a monkey during a single session of an association learning experiment and identified learning 2 to 4 d earlier than accepted criteria for a rat in a 47 d procedural learning experiment. Our state–space paradigm estimates learning curves for single animals, gives a precise definition of learning, and suggests a coherent statistical framework for the design and analysis of learning experiments that could reduce the number of animals and trials per animal that these studies require.

Anne C. Smith; Loren M. Frank; Sylvia Wirth; Marianna Yanike; Dan Hu; Yasuo Kubota; Ann M. Graybiel; Wendy A. Suzuki; Emery N. Brown

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Lessons Learned from Safety Events  

SciTech Connect

The Hydrogen Incident Reporting and Lessons Learned website (www.h2incidents.org) was launched in 2006 as a database-driven resource for sharing lessons learned from hydrogen-related safety events to raise safety awareness and encourage knowledge-sharing. The development of this database, its first uses and subsequent enhancements have been described at the Second and Third International Conferences on Hydrogen Safety. [1,2] Since 2009, continuing work has not only highlighted the value of safety lessons learned, but enhanced how the database provides access to another safety knowledge tool, Hydrogen Safety Best Practices (http://h2bestpractices.org). Collaborations with the International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) Task 19 – Hydrogen Safety and others have enabled the database to capture safety event learnings from around the world. This paper updates recent progress, highlights the new “Lessons Learned Corner” as one means for knowledge-sharing and examines the broader potential for collecting, analyzing and using safety event information.

Weiner, Steven C.; Fassbender, Linda L.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

DRY TRANSFER FACILITY CRITICALITY SAFETY CALCULATIONS  

SciTech Connect

This design calculation updates the previous criticality evaluation for the fuel handling, transfer, and staging operations to be performed in the Dry Transfer Facility (DTF) including the remediation area. The purpose of the calculation is to demonstrate that operations performed in the DTF and RF meet the nuclear criticality safety design criteria specified in the ''Project Design Criteria (PDC) Document'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 171599], Section 4.9.2.2), the nuclear facility safety requirement in ''Project Requirements Document'' (Canori and Leitner 2003 [DIRS 166275], p. 4-206), the functional/operational nuclear safety requirement in the ''Project Functional and Operational Requirements'' document (Curry 2004 [DIRS 170557], p. 75), and the functional nuclear criticality safety requirements described in the ''Dry Transfer Facility Description Document'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 173737], p. 3-8). A description of the changes is as follows: (1) Update the supporting calculations for the various Category 1 and 2 event sequences as identified in the ''Categorization of Event Sequences for License Application'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 171429], Section 7). (2) Update the criticality safety calculations for the DTF staging racks and the remediation pool to reflect the current design. This design calculation focuses on commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) assemblies, i.e., pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) SNF. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) owned SNF is evaluated in depth in the ''Canister Handling Facility Criticality Safety Calculations'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 173284]) and is also applicable to DTF operations. Further, the design and safety analyses of the naval SNF canisters are the responsibility of the U.S. Department of the Navy (Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program) and will not be included in this document. Also, note that the results for the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) Site specific Cask (MSC) calculations are limited to the specific design chosen (see Assumption 3.4). A more current design will be included in the next revision of the criticality calculations for the Aging Facility. In addition, this calculation is valid for the current design as provided in Attachment III of the DTF and may not reflect the ongoing design evolution of the facility. However, it is anticipated that design changes to the facility layout will have little or no impact on the criticality results and/or conclusions presented in this document.

C.E. Sanders

2005-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

347

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 This issue features suggestions from experienced NEPA practitioners on ways to meet Secretary Chu's challenge to make better use of existing tools and integrate project management with NEPA compliance. Articles in this issue include: Secretary's Memorandum Key Principles OLC Training Suggestions from NETL Effective EIS Management Teams EPA Requires Electronic EIS Filing 2012 DOE NEPA Stakeholders Directory DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update GIS Tools for the NEPA Practitioner CEQ Cooperating Agency Report NEPA Office Summer Interns Transitions Appeals Court Upholds BELLA EA Using Social Media for NEPA NNSA Webcast SPD SEIS Hearing EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter Questionnaire Results

348

EM ARRA Best Practices and Lessons Learned Workshop: Oak Ridge  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Learned Learned Oak Ridge Presenter: Sue Cange EM ARRA BEST PRACTICES and LESSONS LEARNED WORKSHOP Waste Management Symposium Phoenix, AZ www.em.doe.gov 1 March 1, 2012 Oak Ridge Overview of Best Practice or Opportunity pp y Working closely together, the Y-12 Site M&O Contractor, the ORO Reservation disposal cell, DOE-EM, and the Regulators crafted a technically defensible, yet very cost effective characterization program in an effort to rapidly D&D two buildings that were part of the Y-12 ARRA scope. This characterization program should serve DOE-EM well as a new scope s c a ac e a o p og a s ou d se e O e as a e characterization model for disposal of extremely low-level, low risk facilities in the on- reservation disposal cell. Benefit (actual or anticipated) Benefit (actual or anticipated)

349

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 1995 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 1995 December 1995 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, December 1995 This quarterly report summarizes the lessons learned for documents completed between July 1 and September 30, 1995. It is based primarily on responses to the revised questionnaire that was provided for use during January 1995, and includes information on direct and indirect NEPA process costs and on total project costs. Included in this issue: NEPA Document Preparation Times NEPA Cost Date NEPA Document Content The Document Preparation Process Effectiveness of the NEPA Process Other Lessons Learned Feature Stories Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Supplemental EIS Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility EIS Updates from the Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance The Need for Consistency in Accident Analyses

350

Machine Learning for Host-based Anomaly Detection by  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Anomaly detection techniques complement signature based methods for intrusion detection. Machine learning approaches are applied to anomaly detection for automated learning and detection. Traditional host-based anomaly detectors model system call sequences to detect novel attacks. This dissertation makes four key contributions to detect host anomalies. First, we present an unsupervised approach to clean training data using novel representations for system call sequences. Second, supervised learning with system call arguments and other attributes is proposed for enriched modeling. Third, techniques to increase model coverage for improved accuracy are presented. Fourth, we propose spatio-temporal modeling to detect suspicious behavior for mobile hosts. Experimental results on various data sets indicate that our techniques are more effective than traditional methods in capturing attack-based host anomalies. Additionally, our supervised methods create succint models and the computational overhead incurred is reasonable for an online anomaly detection system. iii Acknowledgements An ancient saying in Sanskrit: Matri devo bhava (revere your mother), pitri devo

Gaurav Tandon; Gaurav Tandon; Philip K. Chan, Ph.D.; Marius C. Silaghi, Ph.D.; Georgios C. Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D.; Gaurav Tandon; Dissertation Advisor; Philip K. Chan, Ph.D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

The Role of Leadership in Starting and Operating Blended Learning Charter Schools: A Multisite Case Study.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Heavily utilizing both instructional technology and face-to-face instruction within a bricks-and-mortar school environment, blended learning charter schools are gaining attention as a cost-effective school design.… (more)

Agostini, Michael

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Learning from multiple heuristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heuristic functions for single-agent search applications estimate the cost of the optimal solution. When multiple heuristics exist, taking their maximum is an effective way to combine them. A new technique is introduced for combining multiple heuristic ...

Mehdi Samadi; Ariel Felner; Jonathan Schaeffer

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Eddy-Current-Induced Multipole Field Calculations  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Eddy-Current-Induced Multipole Field Calculations Eddy-Current-Induced Multipole Field Calculations September 29, 2003 1 Eddy-Current-Induced Multipole Field Calculations Nicholas S. Sereno, Suk H. Kim 1.0 Abstract Time-varying magnetic fields of magnets in booster accelerators induce substantial eddy currents in the vacuum chambers. The eddy currents in turn act to produce various multi- pole fields that act on the beam. These fields must be taken into account when doing a lat- tice design. In the APS booster, the relatively long dipole magnets (3 meters) are linearly ramped to accelerate the injected 325 MeV beam to 7 GeV. Substantial dipole and sextu- pole fields are generated in the elliptical vacuum chamber from the induced eddy currents. In this note, formulas for the induced dipole and sextupole fields are derived for elliptical and rectangular vacuum chambers for a time-varying dipole field. A discussion is given

354

Building Technologies Office: 179D DOE Calculator  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

179D DOE Calculator 179D DOE Calculator EERE » Building Technologies Office » 179D DOE Calculator Printable Version Bookmark and Share What is the 179D federal tax deduction? Section 179D of the Federal Tax Code provides a tax deduction for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings. A building may qualify for a tax deduction under Section 179D not to exceed $1.80/ft² for whole building performance or $0.60/ft² for a partially qualifying property for envelope, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), or lighting improvements. In addition, a building may qualify with a reduced installed lighting power under the interim lighting rule. Energy simulations are required to show compliance with the energy and power cost savings requirements. View more detailed information.

355

Computerized Energy and Treatment Cost Calculations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A computer program has been developed that quickly calculates blowdown heat loss as a function of makeup water, boiler water chemistry, and blowdown recovery equipment. By inputting water analysis, basic system parameters, and type of fuel, the cost of heat loss in the blowdown can be quickly and accurately determined. Present operating systems can quickly be evaluated as to potential cost savings on the addition of a blowdown flash tank and/or a recovery heat exchanger. Proposed systems can be engineered from the start with an eye to decreasing energy loss and saving money. In addition, the proper internal treatment is recommended along with appropriate products. Cost of energy lost in the blowdown is calculated based on different levels of blowdown heat recovery. Accurate calculations are readily available to make more intelligent decisions on the purchase of recovery equipment, rather than depending on very tedious, potentially inaccurate determinations by long hand.

Trace, W. L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Improved Calculation of Thermal Fission Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal fission energy is one of the basic parameters needed in the calculation of antineutrino flux for reactor neutrino experiments. It is useful to improve the precision of the thermal fission energy calculation for current and future reactor neutrino experiments, which are aimed at more precise determination of neutrino oscillation parameters. In this article, we give new values for thermal fission energies of some common thermal reactor fuel iso-topes, with improvements on two aspects. One is more recent input data acquired from updated nuclear databases. The other, which is unprecedented, is a consideration of the production yields of fission fragments from both thermal and fast incident neutrons for each of the four main fuel isotopes. The change in calculated antineutrino flux due to the new values of thermal fission energy is about 0.33%, and the uncertainties of the new values are about 30% smaller.

Ma, X B; Wang, L Z; Chen, Y X; Cao, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Practice Greenhealth Sector: Climate User Interface: Website Complexity/Ease of Use: Simple Website: www.eichealth.org/ Cost: Free Related Tools UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool Global Relationship Assessment to Protect the Environment (GRAPE) World Induced Technical Change Hybrid (WITCH) ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS An online tool based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis of health impacts of power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury, this tool estimates premature deaths, chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks, emergency room visits, and more, by kWh/year.

358

Relativistic three-body calculation of $pi$d scattering  

SciTech Connect

We present a unitary, Lorentz-invariant three-body calculation of pion- deuteron elastic scattering, based upon the idea of quasiparticle-dominated two- body interactions. We make detailed comparisons of these results with those of a conventional fixed-scatterer approach and find that the fixed-nucleon calculation does not adequately reproduce the three-body results; this finding demonstrates the importance of properly treating the three-body kinematics (i.e., of including nucleon recoil and isobar propagation). The multiple scattering expansion converges much more rapidly in the three-body approach than in the fixed- scatterer calculation. Intermediate nucleon-nucleon interactions play an important role, giving contributions to the scattering amplitude of the same order as those given by pion multiple scattering; these effects are especially significant for back-angle scattering. Finally, we compare our results with the available experimental data for the $pi$d total and integrated elastic cross sections and obtain good agreement. Nucleon spin is neglected in all calculations. (AIP)

Woloshyn, R.M.; Moniz, E.J.; Aaron, R.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Statistical Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Criticality Calculation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present an uncertainty methodology based on a statistical approach, for assessing uncertainties in criticality prediction using monte carlo method due to uncertainties in the isotopic composition of the fuel. The methodology has been applied to criticality calculations with MCNP5 with additional stochastic input of the isotopic fuel composition. The stochastic input were generated using the latin hypercube sampling method based one the probability density function of each nuclide composition. The automatic passing of the stochastic input to the MCNP and the repeated criticality calculation is made possible by using a python script to link the MCNP and our latin hypercube sampling code.

Hartini, Entin; Andiwijayakusuma, Dinan; Susmikanti, Mike; Nursinta, A. W. [Centre for Nuclear Informatics Development, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (Indonesia)

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

360

Radiological Dose Calculations for Fusion Facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results and rationale for radiological dose calculations for the maximally exposed individual during fusion accident conditions. Early doses per unit activity (Sieverts per TeraBecquerel) are given for 535 magnetic fusion isotopes of interest for several release scenarios. These data can be used for accident assessment calculations to determine if the accident consequences exceed Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy evaluation guides. A generalized yearly dose estimate for routine releases, based on 1 Terabecquerel unit releases per radionuclide, has also been performed using averaged site parameters and assumed populations. These routine release data are useful for assessing designs against US Environmental Protection Agency yearly release limits.

Michael L. Abbott; Lee C. Cadwallader; David A. Petti

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

The suitability of kinesthetic learning activities for teaching distributed algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kinesthetic learning is a process in which students learn by actively carrying out physical activities rather than by passively listening to lectures. Pedagogical research indicates that kinesthetic learning is a fundamental, powerful, and ubiquitous ... Keywords: active learning, concurrency, pedagogy, reasoning

Paolo A. G. Sivilotti; Scott M. Pike

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Simulation-assisted inductive learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learning by induction can require a large number of training examples. We show the power of using a simulator to generate training data and test data in learning rules for an expert system. The induction program is RL, a simplified version of Meta-DENDRAL. The expert system is ABLE, a rule-based system that identifies and located errors in particle beam lines used in high energy physics. A simulator of beam lines allowed forming and testing rules on sufficient numbers of cases that ABLE's performance is demonstrably accurate and precise. 13 refs., 2 figs.

Buchanan, B.G.; Sullivan, J.; Cheng, Tze-Pin; Clearwater, S.H.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Procedure for calculating interior daylight illumination with a programmable hand calculator  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A procedure is described for calculating interior daylight illumination using an inexpensive programmable hand calculator. The proposed procedure calculates illumination at any point within a room utilizing sky luminance distribution functions that are consistent with the CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage) Overcast and Clear Sky functions. This procedure separates the light reaching the point being considered into three components, these being (a) light directly from the sky, (b) light after being reflected from external, and (c) internal surfaces. Finally, two examples are presented in order to demonstrate the proposed procedure and indicate the speed with which the calculations may be performed.

Bryan, H.J.; Clear, R.D.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

HP-67 CALCULATOR PROGRAMS FOR THERMODYNAMIC DATA AND PHASE DIAGRAM CALCULATIONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Selected Values of the Thermodynamic Properties of theI-, Estimation of Thermodynamic D.ata and Phase Diagrams. ,CALCULATOR PROGRAMS FOR THERMODYNAMIC DATA AND PHASE DIAGRAM

Brewer, Leo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Learning to search: Functional gradient techniques for imitation learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Programming robot behavior remains a challenging task. While it is often easy to abstractly define or even demonstrate a desired behavior, designing a controller that embodies the same behavior is difficult, time consuming, and ultimately expensive. ... Keywords: Autonomous navigation, Functional gradient techniques, Grasping, Imitation learning, Nonparametric optimization, Planning, Quadrupedal locomotion, Robotics, Structured prediction, Subgradient methods

Nathan D. Ratliff; David Silver; J. Andrew Bagnell

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Game-based learning with computers: learning, simulations, and games  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For developing a sophisticated game-based training system it is important to consider both, the technical aspects of game development (i.e. games engineering) as well as the pedagogical aspects of games and technology enhanced learning (i.e. game didactics). ...

Alke Martens; Holger Diener; Steffen Malo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

2008. Approximating learning curves for active-learning-driven annotation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Active learning (AL) is getting more and more popular as a methodology to considerably reduce the annotation effort when building training material for statistical learning methods for various NLP tasks. A crucial issue rarely addressed, however, is when to actually stop the annotation process to profit from the savings in efforts. This question is tightly related to estimating the classifier performance after a certain amount of data has already been annotated. While learning curves are the default means to monitor the progress of the annotation process in terms of classifier performance, this requires a labeled gold standard which – in realistic annotation settings, at least – is often unavailable. We here propose a method for committee-based AL to approximate the progression of the learning curve based on the disagreement among the committee members. This method relies on a separate, unlabeled corpus and is thus well suited for situations where a labeled gold standard is not available or would be too expensive to obtain. Considering named entity recognition as a test case we provide empirical evidence that this approach works well under simulation as well as under real-world annotation conditions. 1.

Katrin Tomanek; Udo Hahn

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Active learning via transductive experimental design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper considers the problem of selecting the most informative experiments x to get measurements y for learning a regression model y = f(x). We propose a novel and simple concept for active learning, transductive experimental ...

Kai Yu; Jinbo Bi; Volker Tresp

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of four essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics. The first essay studies whether learning can explain why the standard consumption-based asset pricing model produces large pricing errors for ...

Doyle, Joseph Buchman, Jr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Lessons Learned from the QA Summit  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Table 1 Corporate Analysis of Key InsightsLessons Learned Shared During the EM QA Summit February 17, 2011 Oak Ridge, TN InsightsLessons Learned Description 1 Related...

371

Providing Dynamic Instructional Adaptation in Programming Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an approach to create an Intelligent Tutoring System that provides dynamic personalization and learning activities sequencing adaptation by combining eLearning standards and Artificial Intelligent techniques. The work takes advantage ...

Francisco Jurado; Olga C. Santos; Miguel A. Redondo; Jesús G. Boticario; Manuel Ortega

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Enhancing E-Learning with Interactive Multimedia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays, multimedia-based e-Learning systems have become widely available. Many systems, however, provide little interactivity to learners. E-Learners do not have much control over learning content and process to meet their individual needs. Therefore, ...

Dongsong Zhang; Lina Zhou

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Blended learning and pure e-learning concepts for information retrieval: experiences and future directions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today, teaching and learning are mostly supported by digital material and electronic communication ranging from the provision of slides or scripts in digital form to elaborate, interactive learning environments. This article describes the prospects and ... Keywords: Blended learning, Interaction, Teaching information retrieval, e-Learning

Andreas Henrich; Stefanie Sieber

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

A new structure of online learning environment to support the professional learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The online learning environment (OLE) is an essential element in using information and communication technology (ICT) for learning and instruction. This paper proposed a new structure of an OLE for design professional domain that tried to integrate the ... Keywords: e-learning, online community, online learning environment, social network

Wenzhi Chen; Yu-How Lin

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Multipole Electrostatics in Hydration Free Energy Calculations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Multipole Electrostatics in Hydration Free Energy Calculations YUE SHI,1 CHUANJIE WU,2 JAY W. PONDER,2 PENGYU REN1 1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712: Hydration free energy (HFE) is generally used for evaluating molecular solubility, which is an important

Ponder, Jay

376

Problems in electromagnetic mass-difference calculations  

SciTech Connect

A brief discussion is given on the progress made thus far in calculating the electromagnetic mass differences of elementary particles. Some of the methods discussed include Feynman's method, Cottinghams method, the methods involving Bjorken scaling iunctions, and the formalism of Dashen and Frautschi. (LBS)

Majumdar, D.P.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

URANIUM MILL TAILINGS RADON FLUX CALCULATIONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

URANIUM MILL TAILINGS RADON FLUX CALCULATIONS PIÃ?ON RIDGE PROJECT MONTROSE COUNTY, COLORADO (EFRC) proposes to license, construct, and operate a conventional acid leach uranium and vanadium mill storage pad, and access roads. The mill is designed to process ore containing uranium and vanadium

378

Cool Roof Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cool Roof Calculator Cool Roof Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Cool Roof Calculator Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency Resource Type: Online calculator, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/facts/CoolCalcEnergy.htm Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

379

Improved Calculation of Thermal Fission Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal fission energy is one of the basic parameters needed in the calculation of antineutrino flux for reactor neutrino experiments. It is useful to improve the precision of the thermal fission energy calculation for current and future reactor neutrino experiments, which are aimed at more precise determination of neutrino oscillation parameters. In this article, we give new values for thermal fission energies of some common thermal reactor fuel isotopes, with improvements on three aspects. One is more recent input data acquired from updated nuclear databases. the second one is a consideration of the production yields of fission fragments from both thermal and fast incident neutrons for each of the four main fuel isotopes. The last one is more carefully calculation of the average energy taken away by antineutrinos in thermal fission with the comparison of antineutrino spectrum from different models. The change in calculated antineutrino flux due to the new values of thermal fission energy is about 0.32%, and the uncertainties of the new values are about 50% smaller.

X. B. Ma; W. L. Zhong; L. Z. Wang; Y. X. Chen; J. Cao

2012-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

380

Lessons Learned from Independent Verification Activities | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

control after the property has been demonstrated to meet the Department's stringent radiation protection requirements. Lessons Learned from Independent Verification...

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381

Moths with a Nose for Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Moths with a Nose for Learning. ... Associations or meanings are formed when a connection is perceived among mental representations. ...

2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

382

Calculation of Kinetics Parameters for the NBSR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The delayed neutron fraction and prompt neutron lifetime have been calculated at different times in the fuel cycle for the NBSR when fueled with both high-enriched uranium (HEU) and low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The best-estimate values for both the delayed neutron fraction and the prompt neutron lifetime are the result of calculations using MCNP5-1.60 with the most recent ENDFB-VII evaluations. The best-estimate values for the total delayed neutron fraction from fission products are 0.00665 and 0.00661 for the HEU fueled core at startup and end-of-cycle, respectively. For the LEU fuel the best estimate values are 0.00650 and 0.00648 at startup and end-of-cycle, respectively. The present recommendations for the delayed neutron fractions from fission products are smaller than the value reported previously of 0.00726 for the HEU fuel. The best-estimate values for the contribution from photoneutrons will remain as 0.000316, independent of the fuel or time in the cycle.The values of the prompt neutron lifetime as calculated with MCNP5-1.60 are compared to values calculated with two other independent methods and the results are in reasonable agreement with each other. The recommended, conservative values of the neutron lifetime for the HEU fuel are 650 {micro}s and 750 {micro}s for the startup and end-of-cycle conditions, respectively. For LEU fuel the recommended, conservative values are 600 {micro}s and 700 {micro}s for the startup and end-of-cycle conditions, respectively. In all three calculations, the prompt neutron lifetime was determined to be longer for the end-of-cycle equilibrium condition when compared to the startup condition. The results of the three analyses were in agreement that the LEU fuel will exhibit a shorter prompt neutron lifetime when compared to the HEU fuel.

Hanson A. L.; Diamond D.

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

383

Learning long term face aging patterns from partially dense aging databases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Studies on face aging are handicapped by lack of long term dense aging sequences for model training. To handle this problem, we propose a new face aging model, which learns long term face aging patterns from partially dense aging databases. The learning strategy is based on two assumptions: (i) short term face aging pattern is relatively simple and is possible to be learned from currently available databases; (ii) long term face aging is a continuous and smooth Markov process. Adopting a compositional face representation, our aging algorithm learns a function-based short term aging model from real aging sequences to infer facial parameters within a short age span. Based on the predefined smoothness criteria between two overlapping short term aging patterns, we concatenate these learned short term aging patterns to build the long term aging patterns. Both the subjective assessment and objective evaluations of synthetic aging sequences validate the effectiveness of the proposed model. 1.

Jinli Suo; Xilin Chen; Shiguang Shan; Wen Gao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility Lessons Learned  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of lessons learned is to identify insight gained during a project – successes or failures – that can be applied on future projects. Lessons learned can contribute to the overall success of a project by building on approaches that have worked well and avoiding previous mistakes. Below are examples of lessons learned during ERDF’s ARRA-funded expansion project.

Caulfield, R.

2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

385

Strategies in Combined Learning via Logic Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss the adoption of a three-valued setting for inductive concept learning. Distinguishing between what is true, what is false and what is unknown can be useful in situations where decisions have to be taken on the basis of scarce, ambiguous, ... Keywords: contradiction handling, explicit negation, inductive logic programming, multi-strategy learning, non-monotonic learning

Evelina Lamma; Fabrizio Riguzzi; Luís Moniz Pereira

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Accelerating evolution via egalitarian social learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Social learning is an extension to evolutionary algorithms that enables agents to learn from observations of others in the population. Historically, social learning algorithms have employed a student-teacher model where the behavior of one or more high-fitness ...

Wesley Tansey; Eliana Feasley; Risto Miikkulainen

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Local discriminative distance metrics ensemble learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ultimate goal of distance metric learning is to incorporate abundant discriminative information to keep all data samples in the same class close and those from different classes separated. Local distance metric methods can preserve discriminative ... Keywords: Distance metrics learning, Local learning

Yang Mu; Wei Ding; Dacheng Tao

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

A field study of API learning obstacles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large APIs can be hard to learn, and this can lead to decreased programmer productivity. But what makes APIs hard to learn? We conducted a mixed approach, multi-phased study of the obstacles faced by Microsoft developers learning a wide variety of new ... Keywords: Application programming interfaces, Documentation, Programming, Software libraries

Martin P. Robillard; Robert Deline

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Learning molecular biology by VR playing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Learning by playing is one of the natural way for knowledge and skill acquisition. This paper addresses the issue of learning molecular biology by Virtual Reality (VR) based playing. A software system MolecularStudio is developed using the VR Technology ... Keywords: VR, biology, computer game, learning, playing

BF Lu; KT Lim; JM Zheng; YY Cai

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Survey and analysis of current mobile learning applications and technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distance learning, electronic learning, and mobile learning offer content, methods, and technologies that decrease the limitations of traditional education. Mobile learning (m-learning) is an extension of distance education, supported by mobile devices ... Keywords: Mobile learning, mobile applications, mobile computing

Orlando R. E. Pereira, Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Reusable learning objects: a survey of LOM-based repositories  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we survey the field of learning object repositories. Learning objects are typically relatively small content components that are meant to be reusable in different contexts. Associated to these learning objects are metadata, so that they ... Keywords: Learning Object Metadata (LOM), digital libraries, learning object repositories, metadata, reusable learning objects

Filip Neven; Erik Duval

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Brief An adaptive PID learning control of robot manipulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An adaptive PID learning controller which consists of an adaptive PID feedback control scheme and a feedforward input learning scheme is proposed for learning of periodic robot motion. In the learning controller, the adaptive PID feedback controller ... Keywords: Adaptive PID learning, Learning rules, Robot motion control

Tae-Yong Kuc; Woong-Gie Han

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Calculations of fission rates for r-process nucleosynthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fission plays an important role in the r-process which is responsible not only for the yields of transuranium isotopes, but may have a strong influence on the formation of the majority of heavy nuclei due to fission recycling. We present calculations of beta-delayed and neutron-induced fission rates, taking into account different fission barriers predictions and mass formulae. It is shown that an increase of fission barriers results naturally in a reduction of fission rates, but that nevertheless fission leads to the termination of the r-process. Furthermore, it is discussed that the probability of triple fission could be high for $A>260$ and have an effect on the formation of the abundances of heavy nuclei. Fission after beta-delayed neutron emission is discussed as well as different aspects of the influence of fission upon r-process calculations.

I. V. Panov; E. Kolbe; B. Pfeiffer; T. Rauscher; K. -L. Kratz; F. -K. Thielemann

2004-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

394

Analysis of the factors and the roles of HRD in organizational learning styles as identified by key informants at selected corporations in the Republic of Korea  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The core competency of the most effective organizations will be their capacity to learn in an increasingly complex and unpredictable business environment and HRD should expand its role to become a partner in the transformation of the entire organization. Organizational learning style, therefore, is an important research topic for the field of HRD (human resource development). This study had four primary purposes, which were germane to the corporations in the Republic of Korea: 1) to identify what organizational learning styles exist; 2) to identify the factors that differentiate the organizations with different organizational learning styles; 3) to identify the roles of HRD to facilitate organizational learning within the organizations in each organizational learning style; and 4) to identify the differences in the roles of HRD to facilitate organizational learning among the organizations with different organizational learning styles. The population for this study was the key informants at the corporations in the three industry areas: wholesale and retail trade; manufacturing; and hotels and restaurants. The survey instrument was delivered to 353 key informants, i.e. HR persons, at 240 corporations and 237 key informants at 166 corporations returned the survey instrument for a return rate of 67.1%. The findings of this study revealed the followings: 1) there are four types of organizational learning styles and the characteristics of each type of organizational learning style is determined by the combination of the organizations?? learning orientations, i.e. Knowledge Source, Learning Content, Dissemination Mode, and Learning Scope; 2) types of organizational culture, industry classification, and the size of an organization are the factors that differentiate the organizations with different organizational learning styles; 3) all roles of HRD are necessary for facilitating organizational learning; and 4) there are not differences in the roles of HRD to facilitate organizational learning among the organizations with different organizational learning styles.

Jeong, Jinchul

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Learning python programming, First edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this training course from expert programmer and author Mike McMillan, you will learn how to program with the popular development language, Python. This tutorial is designed for the beginner, and you do not need to have any experience at all with programming ...

Mike McMillan

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Chinese Restaurant Game - Part I: Theory of Learning with Negative Network Externality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a social network, agents are intelligent and have the capability to make decisions to maximize their utilities. They can either make wise decisions by taking advantages of other agents' experiences through learning, or make decisions earlier to avoid competitions from huge crowds. Both these two effects, social learning and negative network externality, play important roles in the decision process of an agent. While there are existing works on either social learning or negative network externality, a general study on considering both these two contradictory effects is still limited. We find that the Chinese restaurant process, a popular random process, provides a well-defined structure to model the decision process of an agent under these two effects. By introducing the strategic behavior into the non-strategic Chinese restaurant process, in Part I of this two-part paper, we propose a new game, called Chinese Restaurant Game, to formulate the social learning problem with negative network externality. Throu...

Wang, Chih-Yu; Li, K J Ray

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

ML-KNN: A lazy learning approach to multi-label learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-label learning originated from the investigation of text categorization problem, where each document may belong to several predefined topics simultaneously. In multi-label learning, the training set is composed of instances each associated with ... Keywords: Functional genomics, K-nearest neighbor, KNN, K-nearest neighbor, Lazy learning, MAP, maximum a posteriori, ML-KNN, multi-label K-nearest neighbor, Machine learning, Multi-label learning, Natural scene classification, PMM, parametric mixture model, Text categorization

Min-Ling Zhang; Zhi-Hua Zhou

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Few-Group Baffle and/or Reflector Constants for Diffusion Calculation Application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate calculation of neutron leakage in LWR cores is critical to effective fuel management and safety analysis. The definitive baffle and reflector constants developed in this study allow engineers to more accurately perform such few-group diffusion analyses.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Calculations of slurry pump jet impingement loads  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a methodology to calculate the impingement load in the region of a submerged turbulent jet where a potential core exits and the jet is not fully developed. The profile of the jet flow velocities is represented by a piece-wise linear function which satisfies the conservation of momentum flux of the jet flow. The adequacy of the of the predicted jet expansion is further verified by considering the continuity of the jet flow from the region of potential core to the fully developed region. The jet impingement load can be calculated either as a direct impingement force or a drag force using the jet velocity field determined by the methodology presented.

Wu, T.T.

1996-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

400

Validation of Dose Calculation Codes for Clearance  

SciTech Connect

Various international and national bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Commission, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have put forward proposals or guidance documents to regulate the ''clearance'' from regulatory control of very low level radioactive material, in order to allow its recycling as a material management practice. All these proposals are based on predicted scenarios for subsequent utilization of the released materials. The calculation models used in these scenarios tend to utilize conservative data regarding exposure times and dose uptake as well as other assumptions as a safeguard against uncertainties. None of these models has ever been validated by comparison with the actual real life practice of recycling. An international project was organized in order to validate some of the assumptions made in these calculation models, and, thereby, better assess the radiological consequences of recycling on a practical large scale.

Menon, S.; Wirendal, B.; Bjerler, J.; Studsvik; Teunckens, L.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD calculations of S809 aerodynamic characteristics  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Steady-state, two-dimensional CFD calculations were made for the S809 laminar-flow, wind-turbine airfoil using the commercial code CFD-ACE. Comparisons of the computed pressure and aerodynamic coefficients were made with wind tunnel data from the Delft University 1.8 m x 1.25 m low-turbulence wind tunnel. This work highlights two areas in CFD that require further investigation and development in order to enable accurate numerical simulations of flow about current generation wind-turbine airfoils: transition prediction and turbulence modeling. The results show that the laminar-to-turbulent transition point must be modeled correctly to get accurate simulations for attached flow. Calculations also show that the standard turbulence model used in most commercial CFD codes, the k-{epsilon} model, is not appropriate at angles of attack with flow separation.

Wolfe, W.P. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ochs, S.S. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Asymptotic normalization coefficients from ab initio calculations.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present calculations of asymptotic normalization coefficients (ANCs) for one-nucleon removals from nuclear states of mass numbers 3 {le} A {le} 9. Our ANCs were computed from variational Monte Carlo solutions to the many-body Schroedinger equation with the combined Argonne v{sub 18} two-nucleon and Urbana IX three-nucleon potentials. Instead of computing explicit overlap integrals, we applied a Green function method that is insensitive to the difficulties of constructing and Monte Carlo sampling the long-range tails of the variational wave functions. This method also allows computation of the ANC at the physical separation energy, even when it differs from the separation energy for the Hamiltonian. We compare our results, which for most nuclei are the first ab initio calculations of ANCs, with existing experimental and theoretical results and discuss further possible applications of the technique.

Nollett, K. M.; Wiringa, R. B. (Physics)

2011-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

403

Steam Generator Management Program: Flaw Handbook Calculator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Steam Generator Management Program: Steam Generator Degradation Specific Flaw Handbook v1.0 defines burst pressure equations for steam generator tubes with various degradation morphologies, and the EPRI Steam Generator Management Program: Steam Generator Integrity Assessment Guidelines (1019038) describes a probabilistic evaluation process which can be used to account for key input parameter uncertainties. The Flaw Handbook Calculator software is an automated Microsoft Excelspreadsheet which cal...

2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

404

Bases for pump pit requirements calculations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A task team is preparing the Process Requirements for the interarea transfer pump pits at the Defense Waste Process Facility (DWPF). The team is developing requirements to prevent flammable mixtures from forming and requires values to use on the generation of various components such as benzene, hydrogen, and N20. The purpose of this memorandum is to document values to be used and to provide sample calculations using these values. There are no recommendations contained in this document.

Jacobs, R.A.

1992-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

405

Free Energy Calculation in MD Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Free Energy Calculation in MD Simulation #12;Basic Thermodynamics Helmoholtz free energy A = U ­ TS + i Ni dA = wrev (reversible, const N V T) eq (22.9) McQuarrie & Simon Gibbs free energy G = U;Implication of Free Energy A B Keq = [A]/[B] Keq = exp (-G0 /RT) G0 = -RT ln Keq G = G0 + RT ln Q G > 0

Nielsen, Steven O.

406

Neutronics calculation, dosimetry analysis and gas measurements of the first SINQ target irradiation experiment, STIP-I  

SciTech Connect

To precisely determine the damage, helium and hydrogen production in the specimens irradiated in SINQ Target-3, calculations with MCNPX code, dosimetry analysis and helium/hydrogen measurements have been performed. The MCNPX calculations agree well the former calculations with the LAHET code. The preliminary analysis of dosimetry foils demonstrates that the unfolded proton and neutron spectra at limited positions are close to calculated values. In general the measured He concentrations are consistent with the calculated values. Some discrepancy between the measured and the calculated is believed due to the actual proton beam geometry is different from that used for the calculation. The hydrogen concentration measured in samples irradiated at<~100C is close to the calculated. The differences between the measured and calculated values for samples irradiated at higher temperatures can be attributed largely to the effects of hydrogen diffusion. The results indicate that at>~250C, only small amount of hydrogen remains in the samples.

Dai, Yong (Paul Scherrer Institute); Foucher, Y (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland); James, M R. (Los Alamos National Laboratory); Oliver, Brian M. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2003-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

407

Agriculture-related radiation dose calculations  

SciTech Connect

Estimates of radiation dose to the public must be made at each stage in the identification and qualification process leading to siting a high-level nuclear waste repository. Specifically considering the ingestion pathway, this paper examines questions of reliability and adequacy of dose calculations in relation to five stages of data availability (geologic province, region, area, location, and mass balance) and three methods of calculation (population, population/food production, and food production driven). Calculations were done using the model PABLM with data for the Permian and Palo Duro Basins and the Deaf Smith County area. Extra effort expended in gathering agricultural data at succeeding environmental characterization levels does not appear justified, since dose estimates do not differ greatly; that effort would be better spent determining usage of food types that contribute most to the total dose; and that consumption rate and the air dispersion factor are critical to assessment of radiation dose via the ingestion pathway. 17 refs., 9 figs., 32 tabs.

Furr, J.M.; Mayberry, J.J.; Waite, D.A.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Vestibule and Cask Preparation Mechanical Handling Calculation  

SciTech Connect

The scope of this document is to develop the size, operational envelopes, and major requirements of the equipment to be used in the vestibule, cask preparation area, and the crane maintenance area of the Fuel Handling Facility. This calculation is intended to support the License Application (LA) submittal of December 2004, in accordance with the directive given by DOE correspondence received on the 27th of January 2004 entitled: ''Authorization for Bechtel SAIC Company L.L.C. to Include a Bare Fuel Handling Facility and Increased Aging Capacity in the License Application, Contract Number DE-AC28-01R W12101'' (Ref. 167124). This correspondence was appended by further correspondence received on the 19th of February 2004 entitled: ''Technical Direction to Bechtel SAIC Company L.L. C. for Surface Facility Improvements, Contract Number DE-AC28-01R W12101; TDL No. 04-024'' (Ref. 16875 1). These documents give the authorization for a Fuel Handling Facility to be included in the baseline. The limitations of this preliminary calculation lie within the assumptions of section 5 , as this calculation is part of an evolutionary design process.

N. Ambre

2004-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

409

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Lessons Learned  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Lessons Learned Lessons Learned Wind Powering America's lessons learned series highlights multiple aspects of the wind industry, giving participants an opportunity to share their experience with interested parties. Here you will find lessons learned for 2013. August 12, 2013 Re-Powering a Wind Farm: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned Neil Habig, senior developer at Iberdrola Renewables; Don Bain, president of Aeropower Services; and Mark Jacobson, senior project leader at NREL and former director of business development at Invenergy LLC share the following lessons learned regarding the re-powering of wind farms. July 01, 2013 KidWind Project and Wind Education in the Classroom: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned Dan Whisler, a 29-year environmental science instructor at Sterling High

410

Detailed Burnup Calculations for Testing Nuclear Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A general method (MCQ) has been developed by introducing a microscopic burnup scheme that uses the Monte Carlo calculated fluxes and microscopic reaction rates of a complex system and a depletion code for burnup calculations as a basis for solving nuclide material balance equations for each spatial region in which the system is divided. Continuous energy-dependent cross-section libraries and full 3D geometry of the system can be input for the calculations. The resulting predictions for the system at successive burnup time steps are thus based on a calculation route where both geometry and cross sections are accurately represented, without geometry simplifications and with continuous energy data, providing an independent approach for benchmarking other methods and nuclear data of actinides, fission products, and other burnable absorbers. The main advantage of this method over the classical deterministic methods currently used is that the MCQ System is a direct 3D method without the limitations and errors introduced on the homogenization of geometry and condensation of energy of deterministic methods. The Monte Carlo and burnup codes adopted until now are the widely used MCNP and ORIGEN codes, but other codes can be used also. For using this method, there is need of a well-known set of nuclear data for isotopes involved in burnup chains, including burnable poisons, fission products, and actinides. For fixing the data to be included in this set, a study of the present status of nuclear data is performed, as part of the development of the MCQ method. This study begins with a review of the available cross-section data of isotopes involved in burnup chains for power and research nuclear reactors. The main data needs for burnup calculations are neutron cross sections, decay constants, branching ratios, fission energy, and yields. The present work includes results of selected experimental benchmarks and conclusions about the sensitivity of different sets of cross-section data for burnup calculations, using some of the main available evaluated nuclear data files (ENDF-B-VI-Rel.8, JEFF-3.0, JENDL-3.3), on an isotope-by-isotope basis as much as possible. The selected experimental burnup benchmarks are reference cases for LWR and HWR reactors, with analysis of isotopic composition as a function of burnup. For LWR (H2O-moderated uranium oxide lattices) four benchmarks are included: ATM-104 NEA Burnup credit criticality benchmark; Yankee-Rowe Core V; H.B.Robinson Unit 2 and Turkey Point Unit 3. For HWR (D2O-moderated uranium oxide cluster lattices), three benchmarks were selected: NPD-19-rod Fuel Clusters; Pickering-28-rod Fuel Clusters; and Bruce-37-rod Fuel Clusters. The isotopes with experimental concentration data included in these benchmarks are: Se-79, Sr90, Tc99, Ru106, Sn126, Sb125,1129, Cs133-137, Nd143, 145, Sm149-150, 152, Eul53-155, U234-235, 238, Np237, Pu238-242, Am241-243, and Cm242-248. Results and analysis of differences between calculated and measured absolute and/or relative concentrations of these isotopes for the seven benchmarks are included in this work.

Leszczynski, F. [Centro Atomico Bariloche (CNEA), 8400 S.C.de Bariloche (Argentina)

2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning under fire: a combat unit in the Southwest Pacific  

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Engaging a determined enemy across a broad range of conditions, the U.S. Army in World War II's Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) played an important role in the defeat of Japan. How units fought and learned in SWPA and how they adapted to the evolving challenges of their environment is the focus of this dissertation. The subject remains largely unexplored, especially in contrast to the attention the European theater has received. An examination of the 112th's performance not only illuminates an understudied area in the historiography of World War II but also offers relevant lessons for contemporary military organizations. Mining a rich collection of primary sources, this study analyzes the development of the 112th Cavalry Regiment and sheds light on how American units in SWPA prepared for and conducted combat operations. A National Guard unit federalized in 1940 and sent to the Pacific theater in 1942, the 112th performed garrison duties on New Caledonia and Woodlark Island and eventually fought in New Britain, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Before deactivating, the regiment also served in Japan during the first months of the occupation. Concentrating on one unit illustrates the extent to which ground forces in SWPA were driven to learn and adapt. The 112th had mixed success when it came to carrying out its assigned missions effectively. The same was true of its efforts to learn and improve. The unit's gradual introduction to combat worked to its advantage, but learning was not simply a matter of building on experience. It also involved responding to unexpected challenges. Experience tended to help, but the variety of circumstances in which the cavalrymen fought imposed limits on the applicability of that experience. Different situations demanded that learning occur in different ways. Learning also occurred differently across the organization's multiple levels. Moreover, failure to learn in one area did not, as a matter of course, undermine advancement in all. Much depended on the presence of conditions that facilitated or disrupted the learning process, such as the intricacy of the tasks involved, the part higher headquarters played, and the enemy's own responses to the changing environment.

Powell, James Scott

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

The calculation of satellite line structures in highly stripped plasmas  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Recently developed high-resolution x-ray spectrographs have made it possible to measure satellite structures from various plasma sources with great detail. These lines are weak optically thin lines caused by the decay of dielectronic states and generally accompany the resonance lines of H-like and He-like ions. The Los Alamos atomic physics and kinetics codes provide a unique capability for calculating the position and intensities of such lines. These programs have been used to interpret such highly resolved spectral measurements from pulsed power devices and laser produced plasmas. Some of these experiments were performed at the LANL Bright Source and Trident laser facilities. The satellite structures are compared with calculations to diagnose temperatures and densities. The effect of non-thermal electron distributions of electrons on calculated spectra was also considered. Collaborations with Russian scientists have added tremendous value to this research die to their vast experience in x-ray spectroscopy.

Abdallah, J. Jr.; Kilcrease, D.P. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Faenov, A.Ya.; Pikuz, T.A. [Multicharged Ion Spectra Data Center, Moscow (Russian Federation)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Measured and calculated isotopes for a gadolinia lead test assembly  

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The US Department of Energy, Duke Power Company, and the B and W Fuel Company participated in an extended burnup project to develop, irradiate, and examine an advanced fuel assembly design for pressurized water reactors. The assembly uses a urania-gadolinia (UO[sub 2]-Gd[sub 2]O[sub 3]) burnable absorber fuel mixture along with other fuel performance and design features that enhance uranium utilization. Previous milestones in the gadolinia development of the extended burnup project include development and verification of a neutronics model, measurement of materials properties of gadolinia fuel, and a successful gadolinia lead test assembly (LTA) program. One LTA was discharged as planned after one cycle, four LTAs continued for two more cycles, and one LTA of these four underwent a fourth cycle and reached 58,310 MWd/ton U assembly-average burnup, a world record at the time. Hot-cell destructive examination of gadolinia and non-gadolinia fuel rods from the single-cycle LTA (406.2 effective full-power days irradiation) has been completed. The comparison of measured and calculated isotopics for this LTA is the subject of this paper. A comparison of measured and calculated power distributions is also given, because accurate prediction of core performance during power production is ultimately the most important test of a calculational model.

Hove, C.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

On-site worker-risk calculations using MACCS  

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We have revised the latest version of MACCS for use with the calculation of doses and health risks to on-site workers for postulated accidents at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) in Colorado. The modifications fall into two areas: (1) an improved estimate of shielding offered by buildings to workers that remain indoors; and, (2) an improved treatment of building-wake effects, which affects both indoor and outdoor workers. Because the postulated accident can be anywhere on plant site, user-friendly software has been developed to create those portions of the (revised) MACCS input data files that are specific to the accident site.

Peterson, V.L.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Brine and gas recovery from geopressured systems. I. Parametric calculations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A series of parametric calculations was run with the S-CUBED geopressured-geothermal simulator MUSHRM to assess the effects of important formation, fluid and well parameters on brine and gas recovery from geopressured reservoir systems. The specific parameters considered are formation permeability, pore-fluid salinity, temperature and gas content, well radius and location with respect to reservoir boundaries, desired flow rate, and possible shale recharge. It was found that the total brine and gas recovered (as a fraction of the resource in situ) were most sensitive to formation permeability, pore-fluid gas content, and shale recharge.

Garg, S.K.; Riney, T.D.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Effective Community-Wide Policy Technical Assistance: The DOE/NREL Approach (Brochure)  

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This document compiles lessons learned and provides a step-by-step process for implementing effective policy assistance.

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2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

January 30, 2008, New Directions in Learning: Building a DOE University System  

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Directions Directions in Learning at DOE: Building a DOE University System FTCP Teleconference January 30, 2008 Dr. Jeff T.H. Pon Chief Human Capital Officer U.S. DOE 1 Mission Critical Function Needed Competencies Assess and/or Certify Possession of Competencies Training & Development Programs Aligned with Competencies IDP To Improve Performance and Close Competency Gaps Mission & Strategic Goals DOE is Implementing a Competency- Centric Learning Framework The DOE Competency Framework Enables Strategic Alignment of Learning & Development Systems to Strategic Goals 2 U = Universal Competencies: universal competencies needed by every individual to be effective in today's work environment. Examples may include: *Resolving Conflict *Emotional Intelligence *Team Skills

418

The impact of epistemology on learning: A case study from introductory physics  

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We discuss a case study of the influence of epistemology on learning for a student in an introductory college physics course. An analysis of videotaped class work, written work, and interviews indicates that many of the student's difficulties were epistemological in nature. Our primary goal is to show instructors and curriculum developers that a student's epistemological stance - her ideas about knowledge and learning - can have a direct, causal influence on her learning of physics. This influence exists even when research-based curriculum materials provide implicit epistemological support. For this reason, curriculum materials and teaching techniques could become more effective by explicitly attending to students' epistemologies.

Lising, L; Lising, Laura; Elby, Andrew

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Calculation of Extreme Wave Loads on Coastal Highway Bridges  

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Coastal bridges are exposed to severe wave, current and wind forces during a hurricane. Most coastal bridges are not designed to resist wave loads in such extreme situations, and there are no existing analytical methods to calculate wave loads on coastal highway bridges. This study focuses on developing a new scheme to estimate the extreme wave loads on bridges for designing purpose. In order to do this, a 2D wave velocity potential model (2D Model) is set up for the deterministic analysis of wave force on bridge decks. 2D Model is a linear wave model, which has the capability of calculating wave velocity potential components in time domain based on wave parameters such as wave height, wave period and water depth, and complex structural geometries. 2D Model has Laplace equation as general equation. The free surface boundary, incoming and outgoing wave boundary conditions are linearized, decomposed first, and then solved by the finite difference method. Maximum wave forces results calculated by the linear 2D Model are compared with results from CFD software Flow3D that is using Navier Stokes theory up to the 5th order; and 2D Model is validated by comparing results with experiment data. A case study is conducted for calculating extreme wave forces on I-10 Bridge across Escambia Bay, Florida during Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.SWAN model is adapted to investigate the parameters of wave heights and wave periods around bridge sites. SWAN model has the capability of predicting or hindcasting significant wave heights and wave periods as long as the domain and input parameters are given. The predicted significant wave heights are compared with measurements by Buoy Station 42039 and 42040 nearest to Escambia Bay. A new prediction equation of maximum uplift wave forces on bridge decks is developed in terms of wave height, wave period, water depth, bridge width, water clearance and over top water load. To develop the equations, the relationship is investigated between maximum uplift wave forces and wave parameters, water clearance, green water effects and bridge width. 2D Model is used for up to 1886 cases with difference parameters. Flow3D model is adopted to determine coefficients of water clearance and green water effects, which cannot be calculated by 2D Model.

Meng, Bo

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Energy Efficiency CO2 Intensity Calculator (EE-CO2 Intensity Calculator) Version 3.0  

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This spreadsheet calculator will allow members to quantify the impact of their energy efficiency savings and fuel displacement on carbon-dioxide emissions, specific to their region and the end-uses ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Educational Programs Learning Lab Activities  

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Argonne offers a variety of field trips for middle school and high school students. Bring your students to Argonne and let them experience the excitement of science first-hand, with activities that will cement basic science and engineering concepts, and introduce them to new and exciting aspects of laboratory research! During the field trip, students rotate through various hands-on science experiments and learning lab activities to learn what Argonne scientists do. About Field Trips Field trips are free. Groups must arrange their own transportation. Group size: 40-60 students. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional planning time. Field trips start at 9:45 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. All participants MUST wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, regardless of the weather.

422

What China Can Learn from  

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What China Can Learn from What China Can Learn from International Experiences in Developing a Demand Response Program Bo Shen, Chun Chun Ni, Girish Ghatikar, Lynn Price Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Preprint version of proceedings of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's 2012 Industrial Summer Study, held in Arnhem, the Netherlands, on September 11-14, 2012. June 2012 This work was supported by the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) of the Energy Foundation, Azure International, and Dow Chemical Company (through a charitable contribution) through the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. LBNL-5578E Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While

423

Quality Assurance Lessons Learned 2010  

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Quality Council Lessons Learned Quality Council Lessons Learned Vendor Supplier Deficiencies: Myers Drum Concerns at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) The Office of Packaging and Transportation, in the DOE Office of Environmental Management, issued a Safety Alert in January 12, 2010, (Issue Number: DOE/OPT/SA-01) alerting the DOE packaging and transportation community about potential failure associated with 55 and 30-gallon carbon steel drum closure rings. On January 13, 2010, HSS issued a Data Collection Sheet (DCS) to all DOE sites citing the concerns as well. Those concerns arose while contractors were performing receipt inspections on several lots of drums and drum rings received at the Hanford site and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It was determined that the drum

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Learn Gapminder | Open Energy Information  

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Learn Gapminder Learn Gapminder Jump to: navigation, search Gapminder.jpg Gapminder visualizations bring your data to life. Enhance your analysis within OpenEI by creating Gapminder visualizations that can easily be displayed and shared from any web browser. View other Gapminder visualizations: Gapminder Visit Gapminder to see some example datasets and visualizations. Formatting your data To get your visualization to work, you must be sure your data is formatted correctly: Here is a great Quick Guide to getting your Motion Chart, or Gapminder, to work properly. Java Coding your Visualization This java program will create the body of a Gapminder visualization code for OpenEI. For example, http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Widget:Motion_Chart_Visualizations/generalunitedstates.js.

425

NEPA Lessons Learned, June 2004  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 2004 June 2004 1 National Environmental Policy Act N E P A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUARTERLY REPORT Second Quarter FY 2004 June 1, 2004; Issue No. 39 LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS The recent scoping meetings for the Yucca Mountain Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), using an "open house" format rather than more formal presentations, provided valuable information to the Department regarding issues of concern to the public. More than 300 persons who participated in the scoping meetings had the opportunity to engage in one-on-one dialogue with DOE representatives, discussing concerns and receiving answers to their questions. Individuals were also able to provide oral comments to a court reporter for the record. "An open and collaborative planning process is essential

426

Simplified scheme or radioactive plume calculations  

SciTech Connect

A simplified mathematical scheme to estimate external whole-body $gamma$ radiation exposure rates from gaseous radioactive plumes was developed for the Rio Blanco Gas Field Nuclear Stimulation Experiment. The method enables one to calculate swiftly, in the field, downwind exposure rates knowing the meteorological conditions and $gamma$ radiation exposure rates measured by detectors positioned near the plume source. The method is straightforward and easy to use under field conditions without the help of mini-computers. It is applicable to a wide range of radioactive plume situations. It should be noted that the Rio Blanco experiment was detonated on May 17, 1973, and no seep or release of radioactive material occurred. (auth)

Gibson, T.A.; Montan, D.N.

1976-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

427

Contribution of the Peripheral Nervous System to Instrumental Learning and Performance  

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Previous research has demonstrated that the spinal cord is capable of a simple form of instrumental learning. In this instrumental learning paradigm, rats typically receive a complete spinal transection at the second thoracic vertebra, and are tested 24 hours after surgery. Subjects that receive shock to a hind leg quickly learn to maintain the leg in a flexed position, which reduces net shock exposure (Grau et al., 1998). Prior studies have examined the mechanisms that mediate this learning, but little is known about how or where the consequences of learning are stored (memory). The goal of this dissertation proposal is to examine the neural modification(s) that preserve learned behavioral effects over time. It is clear that the central nervous system plays an essential role in instrumental learning. During the acquisition of instrumental learning, the connections between the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and the central nervous system must remain intact (Crown et al., 2002a). Acquisition is also disrupted by intrathecal application of pharmacological agents (lidocaine) that inhibit spinal reflexes (Crown et al., 2002a). The experiments outlined in this dissertation are motivated by an unexpected observation: while application of lidocaine to the spinal cord prior to training blocks acquisition of the instrumental response, inactivating spinal neurons has no effect on the maintenance of the instrumental response. These data suggest that, after the instrumental response is acquired, a peripheral component is capable of maintaining the instrumental response. Aim 1 examined how inhibiting the spinal cord influenced the maintenance of instrumental learning. Intrathecal lidocaine inhibited a spinal withdrawal reflex and instrumental learning, but did not affect the maintenance of the learned response. Expanding on these results, Aim 2 examined how disconnecting the PNS from the spinal cord would influence the maintenance of instrumental learning. If a PNS to spinal cord connection is needed for the maintenance of instrumental learning, then removing that connection by a sciatic transection should disrupt performance of the instrumental response. Together, the results of Aims 1 & 2 confirm that a peripheral alteration contributions to the maintenance of instrumental behavior. In Aim 3, I developed a procedure that would allow for drug delivery directly to the tibialis anterior muscle. If the neuromuscular junction is capable of influencing a spinal reflex, then blocking the neuromuscular junction with an antagonist (curare) should disrupt the acquisition and maintenance of the instrumental response. Based on the results of Aim 3, Aim 4 investigated how other pharmacological manipulations at the neuromuscular junction can influence the acquisition and maintenance of the instrumental response. Using glutamate receptor antagonists (CNQX and MK-801), I showed that glutamatergic signaling plays an essential role.

Hoy, Kevin

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Using EnergyPlus for California Title-24 compliance calculations  

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Using EnergyPlus for California Title-24 compliance calculations Title Using EnergyPlus for California Title-24 compliance calculations Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL...

429

Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power...

430

Illustrative Calculation of Economics for Heat Pump and "Grid...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Illustrative Calculation of Economics for Heat Pump and "Grid-Enabled" Water Heaters Illustrative Calculation of Economics for Heat Pump and "Grid-Enabled" Water Heaters Rate...

431

Introduction to the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator Spreadsheet...  

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Calculator is an interactive calculator that helps quantify the cost of delaying investment in upgrades by addressing three critical questions: How much new energy efficiency...

432

Documentation of Calculation Methodology, Input Data, and Infrastructu...  

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Documentation of Calculation Methodology, Input Data, and Infrastructure for the Home Energy Saver Web Site Title Documentation of Calculation Methodology, Input Data, and...

433

FEMP Solar Hot Water Calculator | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Hot Water Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Name FEMP Solar Hot Water Calculator Abstract Online tool to help Federal agencies meet Energy Independence and Security Act...

434

NEPA Lessons Learned Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter FY 1997  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Decisionmakers Decisionmakers States/Local Governm ents Agencies Academ icians Congress Framers of NEPA Drafters of CEQ Regs Native Am erican Tribes La wyers NGOs/ Citizen Groups Businesses Council on Environmental Quality NEPA Effectiveness Study Partners continued next page -- Improved Implementation Needed -- -- DOE Leadership Highlighted -- CEQ Study: NEPA a "Success" Overall National Environmental Policy Act N E P A U.S. Department of Energy Quarterly Report LESSONS LEARNED LESSONS LEARNED For First Quarter FY 1997 March 3, 1997 The President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued in January the results of its extensive study on the effectiveness of the National Environmental Policy Act during the statute's 25-year history. From the cover letter by CEQ Chair Kathleen McGinty to its four short appendices, the 50-page booklet entitled The National Environmental

435

Lessons Learned: NREL Village Power Program | Open Energy Information  

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Power Program Power Program Jump to: navigation, search Name Lessons Learned: NREL Village Power Program Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Solar, - Solar Pv, Wind Phase Bring the Right People Together, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, "Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise As Needed" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property. Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Availability Publicly available--Free Publication Date 7/1/1998

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Computerized Games and Simulations in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: A Meta-Analysis of Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article explores research on the use of computerized games and simulations in language education. The author examined the psycholinguistic and sociocultural constructs proposed as a basis for the use of games and simulations in computer-assisted ... Keywords: CALL, MMORPG, MOO, computer-assisted language learning, computerized game, computerized simulation, effective language learning, gaming, meta-analysis, psycholinguistic construct, research, second language acquisition, simulation, sociocultural construct, theories of language acquisition, virtual world

Mark Peterson

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Sensitivity of PDR Calculations to Microphysical Details  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Our understanding of physical processes in Photodissociation regions or Photon Dominated Regions (PDRs) largely depends on the ability of spectral synthesis codes to reproduce the observed infrared emission-line spectrum. In this paper, we explore the sensitivity of a single PDR model to microphysical details. Our calculations use the Cloudy spectral synthesis code, recently modified to include a wealth of PDR physical processes. We show how the chemical/thermal structure of a PDR, along with the calculated spectrum, changes when the treatment of physical processes such as grain physics and atomic/molecular rates are varied. We find a significant variation in the intensities of PDR emission lines, depending on different treatments of the grain physics. We also show how different combinations of the cosmic-ray ionization rate, inclusion of grain-atom/ion charge transfer, and the grain size distribution can lead to very similar results for the chemical structure. Additionally, our results show the utility of Cloudy for the spectral modeling of molecular environments.

N. P. Abel; P. A. M. van Hoof; G. Shaw; G. J. Ferland; T. Elwert

2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

438

Calculation of explosive rock breakage: oil shale  

SciTech Connect

Improved efficiency in explosive rock breakage becomes increasingly important as mining costs and the need to tap underground resources continue to grow. Industry has recognized this need for many years and has done a great deal in developing new products and new blasting techniques, generally by purely empirical means. One particular application that has received added attention within the past several years, and one that lends itself to a more objective theoretical study, is explosive fracture of oil shale for conventional and in situ fossil energy recovery. Numerical calculation of oil shale fracturization with commercial explosives has the potential to add to an objective understanding of the breakage process. Often, in such numerical studies, only one or two parts of the total problem are addressed with any degree of sophistication or completeness. Here an attempt is made to treat the entire problem, i.e., explosive characterization, constitutive behavior of intact rock, and a mathematical description of rock fracture. The final results are two-dimensional calculations of explosively induced fracture damage in oil shale.

Johnson, J.N.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Nomogram calculates power plant coal use  

SciTech Connect

The number of tons of coal burned annually by a generating unit can be calculated by the following formula: Q = 43.8 (MW) (HR) (CF/HV)/10/sup 6/ where: Q = Annual usage, million tons MW = Unit capacity, MW HR = Unit heat rate, Btu/kWh CF = Annual unit capacity factor, % HV = Heating value of coal, Btu/lb The nomogram solves this equation and permits annual coal usage to be estimated quickly for various combinations of the other variables. The nomogram also can be used in reverse to determine such things as the annual capacity factor that a certain coal usage could sustain. Example: An 840-MW unit has an average heat rate of 10,000 Btu/kWh and burns coal with a heating value of 8600 Btu/lb. The annual capacity factor is 60%. Calculate the annual coal usage. Solution: (A) Align 840 on MW scale with 8600 on HV scale and mark intersection with CF scale; (B) align this marked point with 10,000 on HR scale and mark intersection with Reference Line; (C) align this point with 60 on CF scale and extend to Q scale. Read answer as approximately 2.6 million tons/year.

McAlister, J.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Method for calculating strontium sulfate solubility  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a method of predicting the tendency of brines to deposit strontium sulfate scale. Strontium sulfate solubility product constants were determined in the laboratory at temperatures of 50, 75, 122 and 156/sup 0/F and ionic strengths of sodium chloride solutions from 0.1 to 5.25. Solid strontium sulfate was prepared and tagged with radioactive sulfur-35. Excess of this strontium sulfate was added to the sodium chloride solutions and shaken at the various temperatures until equilibrium was reached. The filtrate was analyzed for sulfate ion using a liquid scintillation counter and for strontium ion using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The solubility products were expressed graphically as K/sub sp/ versus ionic strength at various temperatures. A series of synthetic brines containing various amounts of sodium, magnesium, calcium, strontium and chloride ions was prepared. The solubilities of strontium sulfate in these brines were calculated using the known ionic strengths and solubility data obtained from the experiments with the sodium chloride solutions. These calculated values were compared with actual values determined in the same manner as those from the sodium chloride values.

Fletcher, G.E.; French, T.R.; Collins, A.G.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

3-1 Weighing Design Calculation  

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... 109, Sc, ='Data Entry'!$B$66, ... testing has not been performed and there are no components for the effects of magnetism in the uncertainty budget. 70, ...

2013-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

442

Selection of minimum earthquake intensity in calculating pipe failure probabilities  

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In a piping reliability analysis, it is sometimes necessary to specify a minimum ground motion intensity, usually the peak acceleration, below which the ground motions are not considered as earthquakes and, hence, are neglected. The calculated probability of failure of a piping system is dependent on this selected minimum earthquake intensity chosen for the analysis. A study was conducted to determine the effects of the minimum earthquake intensity on the probability of pipe failure. The results indicated that the probability of failure of the piping system is not very sensitive to the variations of the selected minimum peak ground acceleration. However, it does have significant effects on various scenarios that make up the system failure.

Lo, T.Y.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Learning to troubleshoot: Multistrategy learning of diagnostic knowledge for a real-world problem solving task  

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This article presents a computational model of the learning of diagnostic knowledge based on observations of human operators engaged in a real-world troubleshooting task. We present a model of problem solving and learning in which the reasoner introspects about its own performance on the problem solving task, identifies what it needs to learn to improve its performance, formulates learning goals to acquire the required knowledge, and pursues its learning goals using multiple learning strategies. The model is implemented in a computer system which provides a case study based on observations of troubleshooting operators and protocol analysis of the data gathered in the test area of an operational electronics manufacturing plant. The model is intended as a computational model of human learning; in addition, it is computationally justified as a uniform, extensible framework for multistrategy learning. Technical Report GIT-CC-93/67, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, A...

Ashwin Ram

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Producing multimedia pills to stimulate student learning and engagement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A student-centred learning approach (SCL) plays an essential role in the European Higher Education Area. Most students tend to reach a higher level of understanding in learning activities they developed themselves using this approach. In contrast, most ... Keywords: learning outcomes, multimedia learning pills, student experiments, student-centred learning

Elena Sánchez-Nielsen

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Argument based machine learning in a medical domain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Argument Based Machine Learning (ABML) is a new approach to machine learning in which the learning examples can be accompanied by arguments. The arguments for specific examples are a special form of expert's knowledge which the expert uses to substantiate ... Keywords: Argument Based Machine Learning, Bacterial Infections, Geriatric Population, Rule Learning

Jure Žabkar; Martin Možina; Jerneja Vide?nik; Ivan Bratko

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Using mobile devices to support online collaborative learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile collaborative learning is considered the next step of on-line collaborative learning by incorporating mobility as a key and breakthrough requirement. Indeed, the current wide spread of mobile devices and wireless technologies brings an enormous ... Keywords: Mobile collaborative learning, behaviorism, constructivism, mobile technologies, pervasiveness, situated learning, social learning, ubiquity

Santi Caballé; Fatos Xhafa; Leonard Barolli

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Information about the Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculations  

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Sources and Assumptions for the Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Sources and Assumptions for the Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator To estimate your CO2 emissions rates and generate the bar graph, we used the following sources and assumptions. Your CO2 Emissions Rates Tailpipe (grams CO2/mile) This is the tailpipe CO2 emissions rate for combined city and highway driving that is shown on the fuel economy and environment label for the vehicle model you selected. It is the same regardless of where you live. Total (grams CO2/mile) This includes the vehicle's tailpipe emissions and emissions associated with the production of electricity used to charge the vehicle. For plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, it also includes emissions associated with the production of gasoline. It is estimated using the sources and assumptions below, and will vary based on where you live.

448

Monte Carlo calculations of channeling radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results of classical Monte Carlo calculations are presented for the radiation produced by ultra-relativistic positrons incident in a direction parallel to the (110) plane of Si in the energy range 30 to 100 MeV. The results all show the characteristic CR(channeling radiation) peak in the energy range 20 keV to 100 keV. Plots of the centroid energies, widths, and total yields of the CR peaks as a function of energy show the power law dependences of ..gamma../sup 1/ /sup 5/, ..gamma../sup 1/ /sup 7/, and ..gamma../sup 2/ /sup 5/ respectively. Except for the centroid energies and power-law dependence is only approximate. Agreement with experimental data is good for the centroid energies and only rough for the widths. Adequate experimental data for verifying the yield dependence on ..gamma.. does not yet exist.

Bloom, S.D.; Berman, B.L.; Hamilton, D.C.; Alguard, M.J.; Barrett, J.H.; Datz, S.; Pantell, R.H.; Swent, R.H.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Power Line Calculator for Windows[trademark  

SciTech Connect

The Power Line Calculator (PLC) for Windows [trademark], version 1.0, is a program that describes the electrical characteristics of a transmission or distribution system given user-defined input. This input may consist of a combination of operating currents and phases, symmetric components, power factor, and real or reactive power. The program also allows the user to designate whether currents are present on the system neutral or in the ground. The PLC assumes that any value entered by the user remains fixed (e.g., phase current, power factor), and for underdetermined systems, basic default assumptions are incorporated: the power factor is held at or near 1.0, the net phase current is kept at or near zero, and the phase conductor currents are kept balanced. The program operates through a graphical user interface provided by Microsoft[reg sign] Windows [trademark] (version 3.1 or higher required), and the output is available in both tabular and graphic formats.

Silva, J.M. (Enertech Consultants, Campbell, CA (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

LMR thermal hydraulics calculations in the US  

SciTech Connect

A wide range of thermal hydraulics computer codes have been developed by various organizations in the US. These codes cover an extensive range of purposes from within-assembly-wise pin temperature calculations to plant wide transient analysis. The codes are used for static analysis, for analysis of protected anticipated transients, and for analysis of a wide range of unprotected transients for the more recent inherently safe LMR designs. Some of these codes are plant-specific codes with properties of a specific plant built into them. Other codes are more general and can be applied to a number of plants or designs. These codes, and the purposes for which they have been used, are described.

Dunn, F.E.; Malloy, D.J.; Mohr, D.

1987-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

451

Embedding your Green Message through Asynchronous Learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Greensboro, USA Electronic Green Journal, Issue 32, FallEducator. Electronic Green Journal, 1( 25). Retrieved from:Embedding your Green Message through Asynchronous Learning

Filar Williams, Beth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Renewable Energy  

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Solar energy Concentrating solar power systems Passive solar heating Photovoltaic (solar cell) systems Solar hot water Wind energy Printable Version Learning About Renewable...

453

Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Lessons Learned  

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January 17, 2013 1 THERESA ALDRIDGE, PACIFIC NORTHWEST SITE OFFICE NEPA Compliance Office Richland Washington Migratory Bird Treaty Act: Lessons Learned Along with 800 other...

454

Industrial Learning in Non-Ferrous Smelting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... always equally astonishing how much more there is to be learnt. Our industry has demonstrated impressive industrial learning curves. Proceedings Inclusion?

455

Safe Feature Elimination in Sparse Supervised Learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sep 17, 2010 ... learning problems involving a convex loss function and a l1-norm penalty, ...... The curves represent the differences between the number of.

456

Bayesian Generic Priors for Causal Learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

informal argumenta- tion: A Bayesian approach to reasoningcausal learning using Bayesian generic priors on generativeHolyoak, K. J. (2007). Bayesian models of judgments of

Lu, Hongjing; Yuille, Alan L.; Liljeholm, Mimi; Cheng, Patricia W.; Holyoak, Keith J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Bayesian Generic Priors for Causal Learning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

informal argumenta- tion: A Bayesian approach to reasoningcausal learning using Bayesian generic priors on generativeHolyoak, K. J. (2007). Bayesian models of judgments of

Hongjing Lu; Alan L. Yuille; Mimi Liljeholm; Patricia W. Cheng; Keith J. Holyoak

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Event:SD-Learning | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

The courses aim at providing participants with practical knowledge and hands-on training from experts around the world. Event Details Name SD-Learning Date 20120613...

459

Energy and Cost Savings Calculators for Energy-Efficient Products | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy and Cost Savings Calculators for Energy-Efficient Products Energy and Cost Savings Calculators for Energy-Efficient Products Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Cost Savings Calculators for Energy-Efficient Products Agency/Company /Organization: Federal Energy Management Program Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/eep_eccalculators.html Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/energy-and-cost-savings-calculators-e Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance

460

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial  

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Energy Savings Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Federal Requirements Covered Product Categories

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461

CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series | Open Energy Information  

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CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series Agency/Company /Organization: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Sector: Energy, Water Focus Area: Agriculture, Greenhouse Gas Topics: Baseline projection, GHG inventory Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.iges.or.jp/en/cdm/report_ers.html Cost: Free CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series Screenshot References: CDM Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet Series[1] "IGES ERs Calculation Sheet aims at providing a simplified spreadsheet for demonstrating emission reductions based on the approved methodologies corresponding to eligible project activities. The sheet will provide you

462

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Tools Tools Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Cost Calculator Assumptions and Methodology on AddThis.com...

463

A deterministic crowding evolutionary algorithm to form learning teams in a collaborative learning context  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of forming collaborative learning teams is that participating students acquire new knowledge and skills through the interaction with their peers. To reach this aim, teachers usually utilize a grouping criterion based on the students' roles and ... Keywords: Collaborative learning, Evolutionary algorithms, Learning team formation, Roles

Virginia Yannibelli; Analía Amandi

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Learning to suggest: a machine learning framework for ranking query suggestions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the task of suggesting related queries to users after they issue their initial query to a web search engine. We propose a machine learning approach to learn the probability that a user may find a follow-up query both useful and relevant, ... Keywords: machine learning, query log mining, query suggestion, search assistance

Umut Ozertem; Olivier Chapelle; Pinar Donmez; Emre Velipasaoglu

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

A Dual-Mode Learning Mechanism Combining Knowledge-Education and Machine-Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From 1956, the definitions of learning according to Artificial Intelligence and Psychology to human mind/behavior are obviously different. Owing to the rapid development of the computing power, we have potential to enhance the learning mechanism of AI.This ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Intelligence-Learning, Psychology, Teaching-base education, Trial and error

Yichang Chen; Anpin Chen

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Technology enhanced language learning: student motivation in computer assisted language learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this paper is to present a new investigation on the impact of implementing technology on Bulgarian students' motivation after a Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) course. It suggests designing and applying instruments for assessing ... Keywords: computer assisted language learning (CALL), information and communication technologies, student motivation, web-based language learning

Anelly Kremenska

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

HRA Calculator 4.1.1, Human Reliability Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes a 8220toolboxapproach that uses a variety of HRA methods. The PRA Tools / HRA Calculator User Group was formed in 2000 to address the industryneed for HRA tools and to encourage consistency in HRA results. Version 4.1.1 adds value by expanding the HRA Calculator methods applied, overcoming past limitations on particular parameters, improving the dependency analysis features...

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

468

Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Calculator Version 4.21  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes a 8220toolboxapproach that uses a variety of HRA methods. The PRA Tools / HRA Calculator User Group was formed in 2000 to address the industryneed for HRA tools and to encourage consistency in HRA results. Version 4.21 adds value by expanding the HRA Calculator methods applied, overcoming past limitations on particular parameters, improving the dependency analysis features,...

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

469

A Cognitive Approach to e-Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Like traditional classroom instruction, distributed learning derives from passive training paradigms. Just as student-centered classroom teaching methods have been applied over several decades of classroom instruction, interactive approaches have been encouraged for distributed learning. While implementation of multimedia-based training features may appear to produce active learning, sophisticated use of multimedia features alone does not necessarily enhance learning. This paper describes the results of applying cognitive science principles to enhance learning in a student-centered, distributed learning environment, and lessons learned in developing and delivering this training. Our interactive, scenario-based approach exploits multimedia technology within a systematic, cognitive framework for learning. The basis of the application of cognitive principles is the innovative use of multimedia technology to implement interaction elements. These simple multimedia interactions, which are used to support new concepts, are later combined with other interaction elements to create more complex, integrated practical exercises. This technology-based approach may be applied in a variety of training and education contexts, but is especially well suited for training of equipment operators and maintainers. For example, it has been used in a sustainment training application for the United States Army's Combat Support System Automated Information System Interface (CAISI). The CAISI provides a wireless communications capability that allows various logistics systems to communicate across the battlefield. Based on classroom training material developed by the CAISI Project Office, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory designed and developed an interactive, student-centered distributed-learning application for CAISI operators and maintainers. This web-based CAISI training system is also distributed on CD media for use on individual computers, and material developed for the computer-based course can be used in the classroom. In addition to its primary role in sustainment training, this distributed learning course can complement or replace portions of the classroom instruction, thus supporting a blended learning solution.

Greitzer, Frank L.; Rice, Douglas M.; Eaton, Sharon L.; Perkins, Michael C.; Scott, Ryan T.; Burnette, John R.; Robertson, Sarah R.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Two-particle picture and electronic structure calculations  

SciTech Connect

We derive exact formal expressions for the self-energy, (capital Sigma (n), describing the in- teraction of n particles with one another and with the rest of the particles in an interacting quantum N-particle system In contrast to traditional treatments, in which the single-particle self-energy is built out of interactions of a particle with the rest of the system, here a general n-particle quantity, (capital sigma)(n), is obtained in a straight- forward fashion by integrating the exact N-particle Green function, G(N), over the coordinates of N _ n particles and inverting An alternative expression, based on the canonical many-body equation of motion for the Green function is also discussed and compared with that derived through the integration process. The methodology is developed with respect to two-particle states, with the two-particle Green function being the central quantity from which the single-particle self-energy and Green function are derived It is suggested that the two-particle Green function be calculated directly in six-dimensional space in a two-particle generalization of density functional theory and the corresponding local density approximation. Methods for the calculation of the single-particle, n = 1, self-energy and effective single-particle t-matrix are discussed, and the methodology is illustrated by means of calculations on a model system.

Gonis, A; Schulthess, T C; Turchi, P E A

1998-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

471

College of Learning and Workforce Development | Department of Energy  

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Learning and Workforce Development Learning and Workforce Development College of Learning and Workforce Development College of Learning and Workforce Development Vision To be a Virtual, Transformational Learning Community. How will we achieve our vision? Through the innovative use of technology, we will create a learning community that promotes learning across the DOE enterprise. Through enabling technology, we will establish and grow a virtual learning community that mitigates geographic and organizational boundaries, where communication and learning can be facilitated by technology in real time, and learners can engage in collaborative, experiential learning via formal or informal groups. Mission The College of Learning and Workforce Deveopment's (CLWD) mission is to provide DOE employees with the necessary learning & development information

472

Wireless bridges : the laptop experience in the learning environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Laptop experience has changed the way people work and interact with learning space. The integration of technology in learning environments affects the usage of space and produces new learning patterns. However, new ...

Lee, Sophia J. (Sophia Juhee), 1977-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Policy iteration based on a learned transition model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates a reinforcement learning method that combines learning a model of the environment with least-squares policy iteration (LSPI). The LSPI algorithm learns a linear approximation of the optimal state-action value function; the idea ...

Vivek Ramavajjala; Charles Elkan

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Cognitive styles and hypermedia navigation: development of a learning model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been an increased growth in the use of hypermedia to deliver learning and teaching material. However, much remains to be learned about how different learners perceive such systems. Therefore, it is essential to build robust learning models ...

Sherry Y. Chen; Robert D. Macredie

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Calculation of large ion densities under HVdc transmission lines by the finite difference method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A calculation method for large ion densities (charged aerosols) under HVdc transmission lines was developed considering both the charging mechanism of aerosols by small ions and the drifting process by wind. Large ion densities calculated by this method agreed well with the ones measured under the Shiobara HVdc test line on the lateral profiles at ground level up to about 70m downwind from the line. Measured values decreased more quickly than calculated ones farther downwind from the line. Considering the effect of point discharge from ground cover (earth corona) improved the agreement in the farther downwind region.

Suda, Tomotaka; Sunaga, Yoshitaka [Central Research Institute of Electrical Power Industry, Komae, Tokyo (Japan)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Worldwide Overview of Lessons Learned from Decommissioning Projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an increasing number of radioactive facilities and reactors now reaching the end of their useful life and being taken out of service, there is a growing emphasis worldwide on the safe and efficient decommissioning of such plants. There is a wealth of experience already gained in decommissioning projects for all kinds of nuclear facilities. It is now possible to compare and discuss progress and accomplishments worldwide. In particular, rather than on the factual descriptions of projects, technologies and case histories, it is important to focus on lessons learned: in this way, the return of experience is felt to effectively contribute to progress. Key issues - inevitably based on a subjective ranking - are presented in this paper. Through the exchange of lessons learned, it is possible to achieve full awareness of the need for resources for and constraints of safe and cost-effective decommissioning. What remains now is the identification of specific, remaining issues that may hinder or delay the smooth progress of decommissioning. To this end, lessons learned provide the necessary background information; this paper tries to make extensive use of practical experience gained by the international community.

Laraia, Michele [IAEA, Vienna (Austria)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

477

Efficiency calculations for the direct energy conversion system of the Cadarache neutral beam injectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A prototype energy conversion system is presently in operation at Cadarache, France. Such a device is planned for installation on each six neutral beam injectors for use in the Tore Supra experiment in 1989. We present calculations of beam performance that may influence design considerations. The calculations are performed with the DART charged particle beam code. We investigate the effects of cold plasma, direct energy conversion and neutral beam production. 4 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

White, R.C.

1988-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

478

Calculation of emission from hydrogenic ions in super liquid density plasmas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Previous calculations of line emission were extended to higher density, lower temperature plasmas, typical of those expected in early ablative compression experiments. Emission from Ne-seeded fuel was analyzed in order to diagnose the density and temperature of the compressed core. The Stark/Doppler broadened emission profile is calculated for the H-like Ne resonance line. The observable lineshape is then obtained by time-averaging over expected density and temperature profiles and by including the effects of radiative transfer.

Bailey, D.S.; Valeo, E.J.

1976-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

479

Calculation of pressure waves in substation buildings due to arcing faults  

SciTech Connect

Pressure stress from internal arcing includes static and dynamic phenomena. These phenomena can be distinguished with the help of the pulsation factor. The ray tracing technique presented allows the three-dimensional calculation of pressure stresses including transient effects. Two examples demonstrating the importance of pressure waves on the stress of rooms are presented. A calculation procedure is given which enables an improvement of the design of substation buildings.

Dasbach, A.; Pietsch, G.J. (Grundegebiete der Elektrotechnik und Gasentladungstechnik, Aachen Univ. of Technology, Aachen (DE))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Visual Analytics for Roof Savings Calculator Ensembles  

SciTech Connect

The Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) has been deployed for DOE as an industry-consensus, web-based tool for easily running complex building energy simulations. These simulations allow both homeowners and experts to determine building-specific cost and energy savings for modern roof and attic technologies. Using a database of over 3 million RSC simulations for different combinations of parameters, we have built a visual analytics tool to assist in the exploration and identification of features in the data. Since the database contains multiple variables, both categorical and continuous, we employ a coordinated multi-view approach that allows coordinated feature exploration through multiple visualizations at once. The main component of our system, a parallel coordinates view, has been adapted to handle large-scale, mixed data types as are found in RSC simulations. Other visualizations include map coordinated plots, high dynamic range (HDR) line plot rendering, and an intuitive user interface. We demonstrate these techniques with several use cases that have helped identify software and parametric simulation issues.

Jones, Chad [University of California, Davis; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; Ma, Kwan-Liu [University of California, Davis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Calculation methods of the nuclear characteristics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the book the mathematical methods of nuclear cross sections and phases of elastic scattering, energy and characteristics of bound states in two- and three-particle nuclear systems, when the potentials of interaction contain not only central, but also tensor component, are presented. Are given the descriptions of the mathematical numerical calculation methods and computer programs in the algorithmic language "BASIC" for "Turbo Basic" of firm "Borland" for the computers of the type IBM PC AT. For the numerical solutions of the initial Schroedinger equations are used finite- difference and variational methods, and also method of Runge-Kutta with the automatic calling sequence on the assigned accuracy of results for the scattering phase shifts and binding energy. Is given the description not of the standard methods of solving the system of equations of Schroedinger to the bound states and the alternative to Schmidt's method, method of solution of the generalized matrix problem at the eigenvalues. The developed programs make it possible to determine the wave functions of relative motion of nuclear fragments, calibrated to the correct asymptotic behavior taking into account Coulomb interaction. The programs of the extraction of nuclear phases (phase shift analysis) from the differential elastic cross sections are given. The book can be used as the textbook according to the numerical mathematical methods for the students and the graduate students of the physical and mathematical specialties of higher educational institutions. This Book is written in Russian, but will perhaps present certain interest.

S. B. Dubovichenko

2010-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

482

Development of a Roof Savings Calculator  

SciTech Connect

A web-based Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) has been deployed for the Department of Energy as an industry-consensus tool to help building owners, manufacturers, distributors, contractors and researchers easily run complex roof and attic simulations. This tool employs the latest web technologies and usability design to provide an easy input interface to an annual simulation of hour-by-hour, whole-building performance using the world-class simulation tools DOE-2.1E and AtticSim. Building defaults were assigned and can provide annual energy and cost savings after the user selects nothing more than building location. In addition to cool reflective roofs, the RSC tool can simulate multiple roof types at arbitrary inclinations. There are options for above sheathing ventilation, radiant barriers and low-emittance surfaces. The tool also accommodates HVAC ducts either in the conditioned space or in the attic with custom air leakage rates. Multiple layers of thermal mass, ceiling insulation and other parameters can be compared side-by-side to generate energy/cost savings between two buildings. The RSC tool was benchmarked against field data for demonstration homes in Ft Irwin, CA.

New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Miller, William A [ORNL; Huang, Joe [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Erdem, Ender [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Development of a Roof Savings Calculator  

SciTech Connect

A web-based Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) has been deployed for the Department of Energy as an industry-consensus tool to help building owners, manufacturers, distributors, contractors and researchers easily run complex roof and attic simulations. This tool employs the latest web technologies and usability design to provide an easy input interface to an annual simulation of hour-by-hour, whole-building performance using the world-class simulation tools DOE-2.1E and AtticSim. Building defaults were assigned and can provide estimated annual energy and cost savings after the user selects nothing more than building location. In addition to cool reflective roofs, the RSC tool can simulate multiple roof types at arbitrary inclinations. There are options for above sheathing ventilation, radiant barriers, and low-emittance surfaces. The tool also accommodates HVAC ducts either in the conditioned space or in the attic with custom air leakage rates. Multiple layers of building materials, ceiling and deck insulation, and other parameters can be compared side-by-side to generate an energy/cost savings estimate between two buildings. The RSC tool was benchmarked against field data for demonstration homes in Ft. Irwin, CA.

New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Miller, William A [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL; Erdem, Ender [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Huang, Joe [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

eLearning Catalog | Building Energy Codes Program  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

eLearning Catalog eLearning Catalog To receive updates about training events and eLearing courses subscribe to the BECP Mailing List. 2009/2012 IECC Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Webinar Course Type: Video Focus: Code Development Target Audience: Code Official, Federal Official, State Official Code Version: International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), 2012 IECC, 2009 IECC This webinar provided an overview of the analyses, both national and state results, as well as the underlying methodology of the series of cost analyses, covering the 2009 and 2012 editions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for... 90 Percent Compliance Course Type: Video Focus: Compliance Target Audience: State Official Code Version: ASHRAE Standard 90.1, International Energy Conservation Code

485

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2005 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5 5 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2005 Welcome to the 44th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. This issue completes our 11th year publishing LLQR, and as we go to press, we're preparing to mark an even more impressive milestone - our observance of the 35th anniversary of NEPA. We're busily working on all the details that will make this a great conference. We hope to see YOU there. As always, we welcome your suggestions for continuous improvement. Articles included in this issue: Secretary Bodman on DOE's NEPA 35th Anniversary DOE Supports Interagency NEPA Modernization Work Groups Energy Policy Act Affects DOE NEPA Activities CEQ Cumulative Effects Guidance DOE Supplement Analysis Guidance 2005 Stakeholders Directory DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update

486

ACE Learning Series - Overview | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Overview Overview Buildings account for almost 40% of the energy used in the United States and, as a direct result of that use, our environment and economy are impacted. Building energy codes and standards provide an effective response. The Building Energy Codes Program designed the Adoption, Compliance, and Enforcement (ACE) Learning Series for those in the building industry having the greatest potential to influence the adoption of and compliance with building energy codes and standards. Each toolkit in the ACE Learning Series delivers essential information to enable designers, specifiers, builders, building owners, policy makers, code officials, and others involved in building design and construction to understand the important role building energy codes play in helping us all address our

487

Lessons Learned During the Manufacture of the NCSX Modular Coils  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Compact Stellarator Experiment's (NCSX) modular coils presented a number of engineering and manufacturing challenges due to their complex shapes, requirements for high dimensional accuracy and high current density requirements due to space constraints. Being the first of their kind, these coils required the implementation of many new manufacturing and measuring techniques and procedures. This was the first time that these manufacturing techniques and methods were applied in the production of coils at the laboratory. This resulted in a steep learning curve for the first several coils. Through the effective use of procedures, tooling modifications, involvement and ownership by the manufacturing workforce, and an emphasis on safety, the assembly team was able to reduce the manufacturing times and improve upon the manufacturing methods. This paper will discuss the learning curve and steps that were taken to improve the manufacturing efficiency and reduce the manufacturing times for the modular coils without forfeiting quality.

James H. Chrzanowski,Thomas G. Meighan, Steven Raftopoulos and Lawrence Dudek and Paul J. Fogarty

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

488

Microcomputer aided calculations of parameters for spray dryer operation  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides a series of practical microcomputer programs that can be used as a tool by engineers and researchers working with spray dryers for combustion process effluent control. The microcomputer programs calculate flue gas composition (CO/sub 2/, N/sub 2/, O/sub 2/, H/sub 2/O, and SO/sub 2/) from the composition of the fuel. The residence time of the flue gas in a spray dryer can be estimated, and using values provided by the user for the flow of water and absorbent slurry in the spray dryer, the program recalculates the flue gas composition and heat capacity at the exit of the spray dryer without accounting for any SO/sub 2/ removal that could occur in the spray dryer. From these values and the system pressure, the dew point and flue gas temperature at the spray dryer exit are calculated, providing the approach to saturation resulting from this choice of operating parameters. This computer code would enable a process engineer to quickly evaluate effects of important process parameters, such as flue gas temperature at the inlet to the spray dryer, atomizer water feed rate, and absorbent slurry concentration and feed rate, on the operation of a spray dryer.

Yeh, J.T.; Gyorke, D.F.; Pennline, H.W.; Drummond, C.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled-channels calculations of $^{16}$O+$^{16}$O fusion  

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Fusion data for $^{16}$O+$^{16}$O are analyzed by coupled-channels calculations. It is shown that the calculated cross sections are sensitive to the couplings to the $2^+$ and $3^-$ excitation channels even at low energies, where these channels are closed. The sensitivity to the ion-ion potential is investigated by applying a conventional Woods-Saxon potential and the M3Y+repulsion potential, consisting of the M3Y double-folding potential and a repulsive term that simulates the effect of the nuclear incompressibility. The best overall fit to the data is obtained with a M3Y+repulsion potential which produces a shallow potential in the entrance channel. The stepwise increase in measured fusion cross sections at high energies is also consistent with such a shallow potential. The steps are correlated with overcoming the barriers for the angular momenta $L$ = 12, 14, 16, and 18. To improve the fit to the low-energy data requires a shallower potential and this causes a even stronger hindrance of fusion at low energies. It is therefore difficult, based on the existing fusion data, to make an accurate extrapolation to energies that are of interest to astrophysics.

H. Esbensen

2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

490

Twenty years of energy policy: What should we have learned?  

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This report examines the past twenty years of energy market events and energy policies to determine what may be useful for the future. The author focuses on two important lessons that should have been learned but which the author feels have been seriously misunderstood. The first is that oil price shocks were a very big and very real problem for oil importing countries, a problem the has not gone away. The second is that automobile fuel economy regulation has worked and worked effectively to reduce oil consumption and the externalities associated with it, and can still work effectively in the future.

Greene, D.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Center for Transportation Analysis

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short Survey: Intelligent switching expert system for delayed coking unit based on iterative learning strategy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Delayed coking is the most effective process to decarbonize and demetallize heavy petroleum residues. However, it relies much on the field engineers' experiences and expertise in practice for operating the controllers effectively and compatibly in delayed ... Keywords: Delayed coking, Expert system, Intelligent control, Iterative learning

Xiaodong Yu; Yujie Wei; Dexian Huang; Yongheng Jiang; Bo Liu; Yihui Jin

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Towards Utopia: designing tangibles for learning  

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We describe a tangible user interface-based learning environment for children called Towards Utopia. The environment was designed to enable children, aged seven to ten, to actively construct knowledge around concepts related to land use planning ... Keywords: children, design, learning, sustainability, sustainability education, tangible computing, tangible user interfaces

Alissa N. Antle; Alyssa F. Wise; Kristine Nielsen

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

NEPA Lessons Learned December 2010 1  

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0 1 0 1 Fourth Quarter FY 2010 December 1, 2010; Issue No. 65 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUARTERLY REPORT National Environmental Policy Act LESSONS LEARNED LEARNED LESSONS N E P A CEQ Issues Categorical Exclusion Guidance After coordinating with Federal agencies and addressing public comments, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance on Establishing, Applying,

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Improving vehicle aeroacoustics using machine learning  

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This paper presents a new approach to improving the overall aeroacoustic comfort of a vehicle, an important feature of vehicle design. The traditional improvement process is extended to benefit extensively from machine learning, information retrieval ... Keywords: Aeroacoustics, Automobile industry, Machine learning, Noise frequency spectrum analysis, Process automation

Damjan Kunar; Martin Moina; Marina Giordanino; Ivan Bratko

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Landau theory of meta-learning  

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Computational Intelligence (CI) is a sub-branch of Artificial Intelligence paradigm focusing on the study of adaptive mechanisms to enable or facilitate intelligent behavior in complex and changing environments. Several paradigms of CI [like artificial ... Keywords: Landau theory, adaptive integration, artificial intelligence, cellular automata, computational intelligence, machine learning, meta-learning, minority survival, social strength

Dariusz Plewczynski

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Achieving autonomous power management using reinforcement learning  

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System level power management must consider the uncertainty and variability that come from the environment, the application and the hardware. A robust power management technique must be able to learn the optimal decision from past events and improve ... Keywords: Power management, computer, machine learning, thermal management

Hao Shen; Ying Tan; Jun Lu; Qing Wu; Qinru Qiu

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Empirical studies in learning to read  

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In this paper, we present empirical results on the challenge of learning to read. That is, given a handful of examples of the concepts and relations in an ontology and a large corpus, the system should learn to map from text to the concepts/relations ...

Marjorie Freedman; Edward Loper; Elizabeth Boschee; Ralph Weischedel

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z