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1

Combustion engine with fuel injection system, and a spray valve for such an engine  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a fuel system for a combustion engine have a cylinder with an air inlet passage. It comprises: a fuel spray valve having a fuel injection nozzle for spraying fuel into the cylinder air inlet passage and having a fuel spray valve passage leading to the nozzle, means for mounting the fuel spray valve to position the nozzle to open into the cylinder air inlet passage adjacent the cylinder, a fuel pump for providing fuel under pressure to the fuel spray valve passage to be sprayed from the fuel spray valve nozzle, and a fuel heating device connectable to an electrical power supply and disposed adjacent to the valve to be energized for heating the fuel to enhance finer spraying thereof by the fuel spray valve nozzle, the fuel heating device comprising means defining a spiral fuel flow path of selected length connected to and coaxial with the fuel spray valve passage to dispose the selected length of fuel flow path closely adjacent to the fuel spray valve passage, and a fuel heating element comprising a thermistor of a ceramic material of positive temperature coefficient of resistivity arranged to heat the selected length of the spiral fuel flow path to transfer heat to the fuel flowing in the spiral fuel flow path throughout the selected length of the spiral fuel flow path to substantially heat the fuel at a location closely adjacent to the fuel spray valve passage to enhance vaporizing of fuel being sprayed from the valve nozzle.

Wechem, G.V.; Beunk, G.; Van Den Elst, F.; Gerson, P.M.

1991-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Covered Product Category: Pre-Rinse Spray Valves  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides acquisition guidance and Federal efficiency requirements across a variety of product categories, including pre-rinse spray valves, which are a FEMP-designated product category. Federal laws and requirements mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law.

3

Valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A positive acting valve suitable for operation in a corrosive environment is provided. The valve includes a hollow valve body defining an open-ended bore for receiving two, axially aligned, spaced-apart, cylindrical inserts. One insert, designated the seat insert, terminates inside the valve body in an annular face which lies within plane normal to the axis of the two inserts. An elastomeric O-ring seal is disposed in a groove extending about the annular face. The other insert, designated the wedge insert, terminates inside the valve body in at least two surfaces oppositely inclined with respect to each other and with respect to a plane normal to the axis of the two inserts. An elongated reciprocable gate, movable between the two inserts along a path normal to the axis of the two inserts, has a first flat face portion disposed adjacent and parallel to the annular face of the seat insert. The gate has a second face portion opposite to the first face portion provided with at least two oppositely inclined surfaces for mating with respective inclined surfaces of the wedge insert. An opening is provided through the gate which registers with a flow passage through the two inserts when the valve is open. Interaction of the respective inclined surfaces of the gate and wedge insert act to force the first flat face portion of the gate against the O-ring seal in the seat insert at the limits of gate displacement where it reaches its respective fully open and fully closed positions.

Cho, Nakwon (Knoxville, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2014-09-04 Issuance: Energy Conservation Standard for Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves; Notice of Public Meeting and Availability of Framework Document  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of framework document regarding energy conservation standards for commercial prerinse spray valves, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on September 4, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

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Assessment of a pressurizer spray valve faulty opening transient at Asco Nuclear Power Plant with RELAP5/MOD2. International Agreement Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Asociacion Nuclear Asco has prepared a model of Asco NPP using RELAP5/MOD2. This model, which include thermalhydraulics, kinetics and protection and controls, has been qualified in previous calculations of several actual plant transients. One of the transients of the qualification process is a ``Pressurizer spray valve faulty opening`` presented in this report. It consists in a primary coolant depressurization that causes the reactor trip by overtemperature and later on the actuation of the safety injection. The results are in close agreement with plant data.

Reventos, F.; Baptista, J.S.; Navas, A.P.; Moreno, P. [Asociacion Nuclear Asco, Barcelona (Spain)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

6

Sprays and Spraying  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION -- BULLETIN NO. 187 MARCH, 1916 - DIVISION OF ENTOMOLOGY Sprays and S-praying POSTOFFICE: COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS AUSTIN. TEXAS VON BOECKMANN-JONES CO., PRINTERS 1916 [Blank Page... in Original Bulletin] TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION BULLETIN NO. 187 MARCH, 1916 - DIVISION OF ENTOMOLOGY Sprays and Spraying BY F. B. PADDOCK, B. S. E. Entomologist in Charge; State Entomologist POSTOFFICE: COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY...

Paddock, F.B. (Floyd B.)

1916-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

Safety valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The safety valve contains a resilient gland to be held between a valve seat and a valve member and is secured to the valve member by a sleeve surrounding the end of the valve member adjacent to the valve seat. The sleeve is movable relative to the valve member through a limited axial distance and a gap exists between said valve member and said sleeve.

Bergman, Ulf C. (Malmoe, SE)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

Check valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A check valve for use in a GDCS of a nuclear reactor and having a motor driven disk including a rotatable armature for rotating the check valve disk over its entire range of motion is described. In one embodiment, the check valve includes a valve body having a coolant flow channel extending therethrough. The coolant flow channel includes an inlet end and an outlet end. A valve body seat is located on an inner surface of the valve body. The check valve further includes a disk assembly, sometimes referred to as the motor driven disc, having a counterweight and a disk shaped valve. The disk valve includes a disk base having a seat for seating with the valve body seat. The disk assembly further includes a first hinge pin member which extends at least partially through the disk assembly and is engaged to the disk. The disk valve is rotatable relative to the first hinge pin member. The check valve also includes a motor having a stator frame with a stator bore therein. An armature is rotatably positioned within the stator bore and the armature is coupled to the disk valve to cause the disk valve to rotate about its full range of motion. 5 figs.

Upton, H.A.; Garcia, P.

1999-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

9

Check valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A check valve for use in a GDCS of a nuclear reactor and having a motor driven disk including a rotatable armature for rotating the check valve disk over its entire range of motion is described. In one embodiment, the check valve includes a valve body having a coolant flow channel extending therethrough. The coolant flow channel includes an inlet end and an outlet end. A valve body seat is located on an inner surface of the valve body. The check valve further includes a disk assembly, sometimes referred to as the motor driven disc, having a counterweight and a disk shaped valve. The disk valve includes a disk base having a seat for seating with the valve body seat. The disk assembly further includes a first hinge pin member which extends at least partially through the disk assembly and is engaged to the disk. The disk valve is rotatable relative to the first hinge pin member. The check valve also includes a motor having a stator frame with a stator bore therein. An armature is rotatably positioned within the stator bore and the armature is coupled to the disk valve to cause the disk valve to rotate about its full range of motion.

Upton, Hubert Allen (Morgan Hill, CA); Garcia, Pablo (Stanford, CA)

1999-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

10

Spray Painting  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The use of robots for spray painting was highlighted at the 1982 World Fair, with the demonstration of a Tokico Amstar Painting Robot (see Figure 1). The use of robots for spray painting has been growing worldwid...

Richard K. Miller CMfgE

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

11

Fast valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fast valve is disclosed that can close on the order of 7 milliseconds. It is closed by the force of a compressed air spring with the moving parts of the valve designed to be of very light weight and the valve gate being of wedge shaped with O-ring sealed faces to provide sealing contact without metal to metal contact. The combination of the O-ring seal and an air cushion create a soft final movement of the valve closure to prevent the fast air acting valve from having a harsh closing. 4 figs.

Van Dyke, W.J.

1992-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

12

Fast valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fast valve is disclosed that can close on the order of 7 milliseconds. It is closed by the force of a compressed air spring with the moving parts of the valve designed to be of very light weight and the valve gate being of wedge shaped with O-ring sealed faces to provide sealing contact without metal to metal contact. The combination of the O-ring seal and an air cushion create a soft final movement of the valve closure to prevent the fast air acting valve from having a harsh closing.

Van Dyke, William J. (Grafton, VA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

13

Depressurization valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A depressurization valve for use in relieving completely the pressure in a simplified boiling water reactor is disclosed. The normally closed and sealed valve is provided with a valve body defining a conduit from an outlet of a manifold from the reactor through a valve seat. A closing valve disk is configured for fitting to the valve seat to normally close the valve. The seat below the disk is provided with a radially extending annulus extending a short distance into the aperture defined by the seat. The disk is correspondingly provided with a longitudinally extending annulus that extends downwardly through the aperture defined by the seat towards the high pressure side of the valve body. A ring shaped membrane is endlessly welded to the seat annulus and to the disk annulus. The membrane is conformed over the confronted surface of the seat and disk in a C-sectioned configuration to seal the depressurization valve against the possibility of weeping. The disk is held to the closed position by an elongate stem extending away from the high pressure side of the valve body. The stem has a flange configured integrally to the stem for bias by two springs. The first spring acts from a portion of the housing overlying the disk on the stem flange adjacent the disk. This spring urges the stem and attached disk away from the seat and thus will cause the valve to open at any pressure. A second spring-preferably of the Belleville variety-acts on a latch plate surrounding and freely moving relative to the end of the stem. This second spring overcomes the bias of the first spring and any pressure acting upon the disk. This Belleville spring maintains through its spring force the valve in the closed position. At the same time, the latch plate with its freedom of movement relative to the stem allows the stem to thermally expand during valve temperature excursion.

Skoda, G.I.

1989-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

14

Nuclear radiation actuated valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A nuclear radiation actuated valve for a nuclear reactor. The valve has a valve first part (such as a valve rod with piston) and a valve second part (such as a valve tube surrounding the valve rod, with the valve tube having side slots surrounding the piston). Both valve parts have known nuclear radiation swelling characteristics. The valve's first part is positioned to receive nuclear radiation from the nuclear reactor's fuel region. The valve's second part is positioned so that its nuclear radiation induced swelling is different from that of the valve's first part. The valve's second part also is positioned so that the valve's first and second parts create a valve orifice which changes in size due to the different nuclear radiation caused swelling of the valve's first part compared to the valve's second part. The valve may be used in a nuclear reactor's core coolant system.

Christiansen, David W. (Kennewick, WA); Schively, Dixon P. (Richland, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

15

Detection and effects of pump low-flow operation  

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Operating experience and previous studies have shown that a significant cause of pump problems and failures can result from low- flow operation. Operation at low-flow rates can create unstable flows within the pump impeller and casing. This condition can result in an increased radial and axial thrust on the rotor, which in turn causes higher shaft stresses, increased shaft deflection, and potential bearing and mechanical seal problems. Two of the more serious results of low-flow pump operation are cavitation and recirculation. Cavitation is the formation and subsequent collapse of vapor bubbles in any flow that is at an ambient pressure less than the vapor pressure of the liquid medium. It is the collapse of these vapor bubbles against the metal surfaces of the impeller or casing that causes surface pitting, erosion, and deterioration. Pump recirculation more damaging than cavitation. If located at the impeller eye, recirculation damages the inlet areas of the casing. At the impeller tips, recirculation alters the outside diameter of the impeller. If recirculation occurs around impeller shrouds, it damages thrust bearings. Recirculation also erodes impellers, diffusers, and volutes and causes failure of mechanical seals and bearings. This paper reports on a utility pump failure caused by low-flow induced phenomena. ORNL is investigating the results of low-flow pump operations by evaluating the types of measurements and diagnostic techniques that are currently used by licensees to detect pump degradation. A new, enhanced application of motor current and power data analysis has been developed that uses a signal comparison methodology to produce an instability ratio indicative of normal or unstable flow conditions. Examples of this type of low-flow detection technique are presented in this paper along with a brief discussion of the various types of technologies currently being used by licensees to evaluate pump operation and determine possible degradation.

Casada, D.A.; Greene, R.H.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Heart Valve Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Artificial Heart Valve Design Your Chance to be a Biomedical Engineer #12;Circulatory System Video #12;What is a Heart Valve? · Heart Valve Video #12;#12;What Does a Heart Valve Do? · Maintain the one direction flow of blood through the heart · Heart valves allow blood to flow through in a forward direction

Provancher, William

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Evaluation of low flow characteristics of the Vermont Yankee plant  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Boiling water reactor (BWR) core flow instrumentation inaccuracies under low-flow conditions have been the subject of both reactor vendor and regulatory communications in response to incidents of the reported core flow being less than the flow corresponding to the natural-circulation line on the power flow map. During single recirculation loop operation, low-flow conditions exist in the idle recirculation loop, and these flow inaccuracies can affect the usefulness of the reported core flow. Accurate core flow indications are needed above 25% power to administer fuel thermal limits and comply with restrictions associated with the potential for thermal-hydraulic instability. While the natural-circulation line on the power flow map is recognized to be a nominal estimate of the flow expected at and near natural-circulation conditions, the boundaries of the stability regions are associated with conditions assumed in safety analyses performed to demonstrate compliance with general design criteria 10 and 12.

Ganther, S.; LeFrancoi, M.; Bergeron, P. [Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MA (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spray Painting Applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Spray painting using an industrial robot to manipulate a spray painting gun was one of the first robot applications to become established in industry and...

E. Appleton; D. J. Williams

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

19

Remote actuated valve implant  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Valve implant systems positionable within a flow passage, the systems having an inlet, an outlet, and a remotely activatable valve between the inlet and outlet, with the valves being operable to provide intermittent occlusion of the flow path. A remote field is applied to provide thermal or magnetic activation of the valves.

McKnight, Timothy E; Johnson, Anthony; Moise, Jr., Kenneth J; Ericson, Milton Nance; Baba, Justin S; Wilgen, John B; Evans, III, Boyd McCutchen

2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

20

Bellows sealed plug valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bellows sealed plug valve includes a valve body having an inlet passage and an outlet passage, a valve chamber between the inlet and outlet passages. A valve plug has substantially the same shape as the valve chamber and is rotatably disposed therein. A shaft is movable linearly in response to a signal from a valve actuator. A bellows is sealingly disposed between the valve chamber and the valve actuator and means are located between the bellows and the valve plug for converting linear movement of the shaft connected to the valve actuator to rotational movement of the plug. Various means are disclosed including helical thread mechanism, clevis mechanism and rack and pinion mechanism, all for converting linear motion to rotational motion.

Dukas, Jr., Stephen J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Valves: Corrosion and maintenance  

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A mill setting is without doubt a harsh, demanding environment for valves. In a polling of valve suppliers, several areas were identified as the most corrosive to valves, particularly chemical pulping, bleaching, chemical recovery, and waste-water treatment. In some uses, a valve may only last 12-18 months. Depending on the alloy and seat material used, the life expectancy can also exceed 10 years in some applications. This survey of valve manufacturers gives basic tips on selecting, protecting, and maintaining valves.

Meadows, D.G.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

22

Overflow control valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An overflow control valve for use in a liquid sodium coolant pump tank which valve can be extended to create a seal with the pump tank wall or retracted to break the seal thereby accommodating valve removal. An actuating shaft which controls valve disc position also has cams which bear on roller surfaces to force retraction of a sliding cylinder against spring tension to retract the cylinder from sealing contact with the pump tank.

Hundal, Rolv (Hempfield, PA); Kessinger, Boyd A. (Murrysville, PA); Parlak, Edward A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1984-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in Climate Modelling; Projected climate changes and low flow discharge in Elverdams .  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This project uses the Danish stream Elversdam as a case study to analyse uncertainty in climate modelling, with particular focus on the low flow (more)

Dam, Peter Rosendahl

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

24

Direct Visualization of Spray and Combustion Inside a DI-SI Engine and Its Implications to Flex-Fuel VVT Operations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Fuel, injection timing, and valve deactivation in a DI optical accessible engine with side-mounted, multi-hole injector are investigated using CFD and high-speed imaging of sprays and combustion.

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Invisible fingerprints Spray bottle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Invisible fingerprints Procedure Materials Ninhydrin Methanol Spray bottle Index card Hairdryer the surface and leave behind an impression of the finger's ridge pattern. These prints are invisible

Weston, Ken

26

Spray structures and vaporizing characteristics of a GDI fuel spray  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The spray structures and distribution characteristics of liquid and vapor phases in non-evaporating and evaporating Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) fuel sprays were investigated using Laser Induced...

Dong-Seok Choi; Gyung-Min Choi; Duck-Jool Kim

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

27

Spray Rolling Aluminum Strip  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Spray forming is a competitive low-cost alternative to ingot metallurgy for manufacturing ferrous and non-ferrous alloy shapes. It produces materials with a reduced number of processing steps, while maintaining materials properties, with the possibility of near-net-shape manufacturing. However, there are several hurdles to large-scale commercial adoption of spray forming: 1) ensuring strip is consistently flat, 2) eliminating porosity, particularly at the deposit/substrate interface, and 3) improving material yield. Through this program, a new strip/sheet casting process, termed spray rolling, has been developed, which is an innovative manufacturing technique to produce aluminum net-shape products. Spray rolling combines the benefits of twin-roll casting and conventional spray forming, showing a promising potential to overcome the above hurdles associated with spray forming. Spray rolling requires less energy and generates less scrap than conventional processes and, consequently, enables the development of materials with lower environmental impacts in both processing and final products. Spray Rolling was developed as a collaborative project between the University of California-Davis, the Colorado School of Mines, the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, and an industry team. The following objectives of this project were achieved: (1) Demonstration of the feasibility of the spray rolling process at the bench-scale level and evaluation of the materials properties of spray rolled aluminum strip alloys; and (2) Demonstration of 2X scalability of the process and documentation of technical hurdles to further scale up and initiate technology transfer to industry for eventual commercialization of the process.

Lavernia, E.J.; Delplanque, J-P; McHugh, K.M.

2006-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

28

Spot-spraying Johnsongrass.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of naphtha and diesel fuel oil is the oil spray most generally used. Various other oil mixtures may be used for economy, for increased contact toxicity, or for a combination of contact toxicity and residual effectiveness. Oil sprays kill on contact... mixture of 40 pounds of sodium TCA and 20 pounds of sodium dalapon can be used for spot-treating sparsely infested cotton fields. It is a knock-out spray under some conditions. Maleic hydrazide (MH-30) is a translocated growth inhibitor with no residual...

Rea, H. E.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

29

Flow metering valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for metering fluids at high pressures of about 20,000 to 60,000 psi is disclosed. The apparatus includes first and second plates which are positioned adjacent each other to form a valve chamber. The plates are made of materials which have substantially equal elastic properties. One plate has a planar surface area, and the other a recessed surface area defined by periphery and central lips. When the two plates are positioned in adjacent contacting relationship, a valve chamber is formed between the planar surface area and the recessed surface area. Fluid is introduced into the chamber and exits therefrom when a deformation occurs at positions where they no longer form a valve seat. This permits the metering of fluids at high pressures and at slow variable rates. Fluid then exits from the chamber until an applied external force becomes large enough to bring the valve seats back into contact.

Blaedel, Kenneth L. (Dublin, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

30

Flow metering valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus for metering fluids at high pressures of about 20,000 to 60,000 psi is disclosed. The apparatus includes first and second plates which are positioned adjacent each other to form a valve chamber. The plates are made of materials which have substantially equal elastic properties. One plate has a planar surface area, and the other a recessed surface area defined by periphery and central lips. When the two plates are positioned in adjacent contacting relationship, a valve chamber is formed between the planar surface area and the recessed surface area. Fluid is introduced into the chamber and exits therefrom when a deformation occurs at positions where they no longer form a valve seat. This permits the metering of fluids at high pressures and at slow variable rates. Fluid then exits from the chamber until an applied external force becomes large enough to bring the valve seats back into contact.

Blaedel, K.L.

1983-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of engine sprays  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Atomization and full-cone sprays from single cylindrical orifices are considered. The following subjects are reviewed: the structure of the breakup region; the structure of the far field; modern models that, given the outcome of the breakup process, compute the steady and transient of sprays; some comparisons with detailed measurements; and some practical applications. The following conclusions are reached: the spray breakup and the development regions are the most relevant in engine applications; the inner structure of the breakup region is still largely unknown; two- and three-dimensional spray models are available but remain mostly untested, particularly in their vaporization and combustion components, in part because of a lack of accurate measurements in controlled engine-type environments; engine applications of such models are, nonetheless, recommended for very valuable learning, interpretative, and exploratory studies, but not for predictions.

Bracco, F.V.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

32

Metal atomization spray nozzle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spray nozzle for a magnetohydrodynamic atomization apparatus has a feed passage for molten metal and a pair of spray electrodes mounted in the feed passage. The electrodes, diverging surfaces which define a nozzle throat and diverge at an acute angle from the throat. Current passes through molten metal when fed through the throat which creates the Lorentz force necessary to provide atomization of the molten metal. 6 figures.

Huxford, T.J.

1993-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

33

Mud saver valve  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a mud saver valve for retaining drilling fluid in the kelly of a rotary drilling rig. It comprises: a kelly sub defining an open-ended elongated body having threaded ends for forming a connection between the kelly and a drill pipe string; an enlarged bore formed in said elongated body; a tubular body received within said enlarged bore of said elongated body, said tubular body including an enlarged portion defining a shoulder for engagement with a shoulder formed in said elongated body; hollow piston means axially disposed within said tubular body. The piston means being axially movable relative to said tubular body and defining a fluid passage therethrough; valve means removably mounted within said tubular body. The valve means cooperating with said piston means to normally close the fluid passage through said piston means, wherein said valve means is movable between a first and second position; a stop member removably connected to said tubular body. The stop member including a first internal circumferential tapered shoulder for limiting downward movement of said valve means; and means for urging said piston means into engagement with said valve means.

Baugh, B.F.

1990-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The air plasma spraying  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The air plasma spraying is characterized by using of a compressed air as a plasma forming gas. Here is shown the application of benefits of the present technology compared with other spraying process. The creation of the present process was possible due to a reliable plasma torch and certain condition of heating and deposition of powder materials on a work. Plasma torch develops a power up to 50 kW and can work during 14 hours without replacement of a cathode and during 25 hours as for an anode what is acceptable for industrial application. When spraying of coatings a minimum waste of alloying elements is attained with slight increase of oxygen in coating which is comparable with argon plasma spraying in the open. In certain cases the air plasma spraying allows to obtain more perfect coatings and at high performance. The present method finds large application at restoration and strengthening of machine parts, at forming of components etc. The air plasma spraying provides high quality coatings at low cost of components.

Valery S. Klubnikin

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

35

Fast closing valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A valve is provided for protecting the high vacuum of a particle accelera in the event of air leakage, wherein the valve provides an axially symmetrical passage to avoid disturbance of the partical beam during normal operation, and yet enables very rapid and tight closure of the beam-carrying pipe in the event of air leakage. The valve includes a ball member (30) which can rotate between a first position wherein a bore (32) in the member is aligned with the beam pipe, and a second position out of line with the pipe. A seal member (38) is flexibly sealed to the pipe, and has a seal end which can move tightly against the ball member after the bore has rotated out of line with the pipe, to thereby assure that the seal member does not retard rapid rotation of the ball valve member. The ball valve member can be rapidly rotated by a conductive arm (40) fixed to it and which is rotated by the discharge of a capacitor bank through coils (44, 45) located adjacent to the arm.

Hanson, Clark L. (Livermore, CA)

1984-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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COANDA-ASSISTED SPRAY MANIPULATION IMPLEMENTATION TO PLASMA SPRAY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

speed rotation on a vectored jet. A 2-piece CSM collar was retrotted to a Praxair SG-100 plasma spray

Smith, Barton L.

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Installation of a Low Flow Unit at the Abiquiu Hydroelectric Facility  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Final Technical Report for the Recovery Act Project for the Installation of a Low Flow Unit at the Abiquiu Hydroelectric Facility. The Abiquiu hydroelectric facility existed with two each 6.9 MW vertical flow Francis turbine-generators. This project installed a new 3.1 MW horizontal flow low flow turbine-generator. The total plant flow range to capture energy and generate power increased from between 250 and 1,300 cfs to between 75 and 1,550 cfs. Fifty full time equivalent (FTE) construction jobs were created for this project - 50% (or 25 FTE) were credited to ARRA funding due to the ARRA 50% project cost match. The Abiquiu facility has increased capacity, increased efficiency and provides for an improved aquatic environment owing to installed dissolved oxygen capabilities during traditional low flow periods in the Rio Chama. A new powerhouse addition was constructed to house the new turbine-generator equipment.

Jack Q. Richardson

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

38

Self-regulating valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A variable, self-regulating valve having a hydraulic loss coefficient proportional to a positive exponential power of the flow rate. The device includes two objects in a flow channel and structure which assures that the distance between the two objects is an increasing function of the flow rate. The range of spacing between the objects is such that the hydraulic resistance of the valve is an increasing function of the distance between the two objects so that the desired hydraulic loss coefficient as a function of flow rate is obtained without variation in the flow area.

Humphreys, D.A.

1982-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

39

Valve stem and packing assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A valve stem and packing assembly is provided in which a rotatable valve stem includes a first tractrix surface for sliding contact with a stem packing and also includes a second tractrix surface for sliding contact with a bonnet. Force is applied by means of a spring, gland flange, and gland on the stem packing so the stem packing seals to the valve stem and bonnet. This configuration serves to create and maintain a reliable seal between the stem packing and the valve stem. The bonnet includes a second complementary tractrix surface for contacting the second sliding tractrix surface, the combination serving as a journal bearing for the entire valve stem and packing assembly. The journal bearing so configured is known as a Schiele's pivot. The Schiele's pivot also serves to maintain proper alignment of the valve stem with respect to the bonnet. Vertical wear between the surfaces of the Schiele's pivot is uniform at all points of contact between the second sliding tractrix surface and the second complementary tractrix surface of a bonnet. The valve stem is connected to a valve plug by means of a slip joint. The valve is opened and closed by rotating the valve stem. The slip joint compensates for wear on the Schiele's pivot and on the valve plug. A ledge is provided on the valve bonnet for the retaining nut to bear against. The ledge prevents over tightening of the retaining nut and the resulting excessive friction between stem and stem packing. 2 figures.

Wordin, J.J.

1991-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Valve stem and packing assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A valve stem and packing assembly is provided in which a rotatable valve stem includes a first tractrix surface for sliding contact with a stem packing and also includes a second tractrix surface for sliding contact with a bonnet. Force is applied by means of a spring, gland flange, and gland on the stem packing so the stem packing seals to the valve stem and bonnet. This configuration serves to create and maintain a reliable seal between the stem packing and the valve stem. The bonnet includes a second complementary tractrix surface for contacting the second sliding tractrix surface, the combination serving as a journal bearing for the entire valve stem and packing assembly. The journal bearing so configured is known as a Schiele's pivot. The Schiele's pivot also serves to maintain proper alignment of the valve stem with respect to the bonnet. Vertical wear between the surfaces of the Schiele's pivot is uniform at all points of contact between the second sliding tractrix surface and the second complementary tractrix surface of a bonnet. The valve stem is connected to a valve plug by means of a slip joint. The valve is opened and closed by rotating the valve stem. The slip joint compensates for wear on the Schiele's pivot and on the valve plug. A ledge is provided on the valve bonnet for the retaining nut to bear against. The ledge prevents overtightening of the retaining nut and the resulting excessive friction between stem and stem packing.

Wordin, John J. (Bingham County, ID)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Parameter optimization for spray coating  

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The aim of planning path-oriented spray-coating processes is to find a time-dependent continuous sequence of spray gun configurations so that a coating of desired thickness is achieved when executing the sequence. A novel approach to solving the planning ... Keywords: Optimization, Robot path planning, Thermal spray coating

Alexander Kout; Heinrich Mller

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Valve for gas centrifuges  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is pneumatically operated valve assembly for simulatenously (1) closing gas-transfer lines connected to a gas centrifuge or the like and (2) establishing a recycle path between two on the lines so closed. The value assembly is especially designed to be compact, fast-acting, reliable, and comparatively inexpensive. It provides large reductions in capital costs for gas-centrifuge cascades.

Hahs, C.A.; Rurbage, C.H.

1982-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

43

High performance in low-flow solar domestic hot water systems  

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Low-flow solar hot water heating systems employ flow rates on the order of 1/5 to 1/10 of the conventional flow. Low-flow systems are of interest because the reduced flow rate allows smaller diameter tubing, which is less costly to install. Further, low-flow systems result in increased tank stratification. Lower collector inlet temperatures are achieved through stratification and the useful energy produced by the collector is increased. The disadvantage of low-flow systems is the collector heat removal factor decreases with decreasing flow rate. Many solar domestic hot water systems require an auxiliary electric source to operate a pump in order to circulate fluid through the solar collector. A photovoltaic driven pump can be used to replace the standard electrical pump. PV driven pumps provide an ideal means of controlling the flow rate, as pumps will only circulate fluid when there is sufficient radiation. Peak performance was always found to occur when the heat exchanger tank-side flow rate was approximately equal to the average load flow rate. For low collector-side flow rates, a small deviation from the optimum flow rate will dramatically effect system performance.

Dayan, M.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

44

Pressurized feed-injection spray-forming apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spray apparatus and method for injecting a heated, pressurized liquid in a first predetermined direction into a pressurized gas flow that is flowing in a second predetermined direction, to provide for atomizing and admixing the liquid with the gas to form a two-phase mixture. A valve is also disposed within the injected liquid conduit to provide for a pulsed injection of the liquid and timed deposit of the atomized gas phase. Preferred embodiments include multiple liquid feed ports and reservoirs to provide for multiphase mixtures of metals, ceramics, and polymers.

Berry, Ray A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Fincke, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); McHugh, Kevin M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Pressurized feed-injection spray-forming apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A spray apparatus and method are disclosed for injecting a heated, pressurized liquid in a first predetermined direction into a pressurized gas flow that is flowing in a second predetermined direction, to provide for atomizing and admixing the liquid with the gas to form a two-phase mixture. A valve is also disposed within the injected liquid conduit to provide for a pulsed injection of the liquid and timed deposit of the atomized gas phase. Preferred embodiments include multiple liquid feed ports and reservoirs to provide for multiphase mixtures of metals, ceramics, and polymers. 22 figs.

Berry, R.A.; Fincke, J.R.; McHugh, K.M.

1995-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

46

Evaluation of a Direct Evaporative Roof-Spray Cooling System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

involved several steps. PVC tubing, with special spray orifices, was mounted on wooden blodts. Solenoid valves were connected to the PVC tubing and then to the controller which activated them. The controller was also connected to a 95 degree F thermo.... The remainder of the thermocouples were used with thermal flux meters to measure the heat flux through the roof. Four thermal flux meters were built by placing a piece of plexiglass (k = 0.1125 Btulh ft F) with a thermo-. couple on each side between two...

Carrasco, A.; Pittard, R.; Kondepudi, S. N.; Somasundaram, S.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

Engines - Fuel Injection and Spray Research - Diesel Sprays  

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Diesel Sprays Diesel Sprays Chris Powell and fuel spray xray beamline Christopher Powell, an engine research scientist, fits a specially designed X-ray pressure window to a high-pressure chamber used in diesel spray research. These windows allow Argonne researchers to use X-rays to probe diesel sprays under the high-density conditions found in diesel engines. Diesel sprays Diesel engines are significantly more fuel-efficient than their gasoline counterparts, so wider adoption of diesels in the U.S. would decrease the nation’s petroleum consumption. However, diesels emit much higher levels of pollutants, especially particulate matter and NOx (nitrogen oxides). These emissions have prevented more manufacturers from introducing diesel passenger cars. Researchers are exploring ways to reduce pollution formation in the engine

48

Fast-acting valve and uses thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A very fast acting valve capable of producing a very well-defined plug of gas suitable for filling a theta pinch vacuum vessel is given. The valve requires no springs, instead being stopped mainly by a nonlinear force. Thus, the valve is not subject to bouncing; and the ratio of the size of the valve housing to the size of the valve stem is smaller than it would be if springs were needed to stop the valve stem. Furthermore, the valve can be used for thousands of valve firings with no apparent valve damage.

Meyer, James A. (Espanola, NM)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

Fast-acting valve and uses thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A very fast acting valve capable of producing a very well-defined plug of gas suitable for filling a theta pinch vacuum vessel is given. The valve requires no springs, instead being stopped mainly by a nonlinear force. Thus, the valve is not subject to bouncing; and the ratio of the size of the valve housing to the size of the valve stem is smaller than it would be if springs were needed to stop the valve stem. Furthermore, the valve can be used for thousands of valve firings with no apparent valve damage.

Meyer, J.A.

1980-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

50

Coanda-Assisted Spray Manipulation Collar for a Commercial Plasma Spray Gun  

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-assisted Spray Manipulation (CSM) collar was retrofitted to a Praxair SG-100 plasma spray gun. The CSM device

Smith, Barton L.

51

Semi-active compressor valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and system for fine-tuning the motion of suction or discharge valves associated with cylinders of a reciprocating gas compressor, such as the large compressors used for natural gas transmission. The valve's primary driving force is conventional, but the valve also uses an electromagnetic coil to sense position of the plate (or other plugging element) and to provide an opposing force prior to impact.

Brun, Klaus (Helotes, TX); Gernentz, Ryan S. (San Antonio, TX)

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

52

Internal combustion engine intake valve  

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In a inlet valve for use in an internal combustion engine in which the valve has a stem and a head, the head having, when seated, a first side positioned within a combustion chamber of an engine block and a second, opposite, side attached to the stem, the second side including that piston of the head forming the seat with the engine block when the valve is in a seated position, and first side including that portion of the head from the seat toward the chamber when the valve is in the seated position, and the engine including means for moving the valve from the closed position to an open position to allow a fuel mixture to enter the chamber, the improvement in the valve comprising: an extension ridge from the first side, positioned in alignment with the periphery of the valve head, the ridge forming with the seat a single, continuous, smooth outer surface along the periphery thereof for reducing the coefficient of drag of the fuel entering the chamber around the valve head when the valve is in the open position.

Mosler, W.B.

1988-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

53

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Spray Distribution System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Spray distribution systems for wastewater are much like lawn sprinkler systems, in that they spray treated wastewater over the surface of a yard. This publication explains how spray distribution systems work, what their design requirements are...

Lesikar, Bruce J.

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

54

Redesigned recycle valves abate compressor vibration  

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New recycle valves installed in 1994 on the compressors in the East Brae field in the North Sea corrected the noise and vibration problem that damaged the original valves shortly after commissioning the platform. The original recycle valves, especially on the second-stage compressors, showed severe damage. The paper describes the Brae field, the recycle system, recycle valves, operations, the new valve design, noise and vibration, and valve actuators.

Laing, D.E. [Marathon Oil U.K. Ltd., Aberdeen (United Kingdom); Miller, H.L.; McCaskill, J.W. [Engineering Control Components Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (United States)

1995-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

55

Integrated Nozzle Flow, Spray, Combustion, & Emission Modeling...  

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Spray, Combustion, & Emission Modeling using KH-ACT Primary Breakup Model & Detailed Chemistry Integrated Nozzle Flow, Spray, Combustion, & Emission Modeling using KH-ACT Primary...

56

Low-flow appliances and household water demand: An evaluation of demand-side management policy in Albuquerque, New Mexico  

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Abstract Residential rebate programs for low-flow water devices have become increasingly popular as a means of reducing urban water demand. Although program specifics vary, low-flow rebates are available in most U.S. metropolitan areas, as well as in many smaller municipalities. Despite their popularity, few statistical analyses have been conducted regarding the effects of low-flow rebates on household water use. In this paper, we consider the effects of rebates from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA). Using panel regression techniques with a database of rebate recipients, we estimate the marginal effects of various low-flow devices on household water demand. Results indicate a negative correlation between household water use and the presence of most low-flow devices, after controlling for water price and weather conditions. Low-flow toilets have the greatest impact on water use, while low-flow washing machines, dishwashers, showerheads, and xeriscape have smaller but significant effects. In contrast, air conditioning systems, hot water recirculators, and rain barrels have no significant impact on water use. We also test for possible rebound effects (i.e. whether low-flow appliances become less-effective over time due to poor rates of retention or behavioral changes) and compare the cost effectiveness of each rebate using levelised-costs. We find no evidence of rebound effects and substantial variation in levelised-costs, with low-flow showerheads being the most cost-effective device under the current ABCWUA rebate program. The latter result suggests that water providers can improve the efficiency of rebate programs by targeting the most cost-effective devices.

James I. Price; Janie M. Chermak; Jeff Felardo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Surge-damping vacuum valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A valve having a mechanism for damping out flow surges in a vacuum system which utilizes a slotted spring-loaded disk positioned adjacent the valve's vacuum port. Under flow surge conditions, the differential pressure forces the disk into sealing engagement with the vacuum port, thereby restricting the flow path to the slots in the disk damping out the flow surge.

Bullock, Jack C. (Pleasanton, CA); Kelly, Benjamin E. (Tracy, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Control valve for solar heating systems  

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A control valve for a solar heating system is disclosed. The valve has a valve body which defines four chambers disposed end to end. A valve operating rod is movable axially through all four chambers under motor control and carries a valve member for directing liquid through the valve. In one position of the valve member, incoming liquid is directed to an outlet for connection to a solar collector and liquid returning from the collector can flow through the valve body and back to the swimming pool. In the other position of the valve member, the liquid bypasses the collector and is directed back to the pool while liquid in the collector drains back into the valve body through the outlet and is removed by suction from a drain-down chamber in the valve body.

Stewart, J.M.

1981-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

59

Annular flow control safety valve  

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A tubular housing having an inner tubular member forms an inner passageway inside of the inner member and an outer passageway between the inner member and the housing. The housing has valve openings leading from the outer passageway to the exterior of the housing and a tubular valve closure member telescopically moves on the interior of the housing. First means move the valve closure member in an upper direction for closing the openings and at least one actuating piston is telescopically movable within and has its longitudinal axis in the wall of the housing and engages the valve closure member. The piston is in communication with a hydraulic passageway adapted to extend to the well surface for actuating the closure member in a direction to open the valve openings. The closure member is positioned whereby upward flow through the outer passageway acts on the closure member to close the valve opening. At least one lockout piston telescopically moves within the housing and is actuated from the surface and is engageable with holding means in the housing for providing a hydraulic lockout for the valve. Shear means may be provided between the lockout piston and the housing for controlling the hydraulic lockout. A single seal is provided between the closure member and the housing and is positioned below the opening and exposed to the pressure on both sides when the valve is opened. Preferably the actuating pistons are connected to the valve closure member but the hydraulic lockout pistons engage but are unconnected to the valve closure member.

Black, P.W.; Pringle, R.E.

1981-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

60

Cavitation guide for control valves  

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This guide teaches the basic fundamentals of cavitation to provide the reader with an understanding of what causes cavitation, when it occurs, and the potential problems cavitation can cause to a valve and piping system. The document provides guidelines for understanding how to reduce the cavitation and/or select control valves for a cavitating system. The guide provides a method for predicting the cavitation intensity of control valves, and how the effect of cavitation on a system will vary with valve type, valve function, valve size, operating pressure, duration of operation and details of the piping installation. The guide defines six cavitation limits identifying cavitation intensities ranging from inception to the maximum intensity possible. The intensity of the cavitation at each limit Is described, including a brief discussion of how each level of cavitation influences the valve and system. Examples are included to demonstrate how to apply the method, including making both size and pressure scale effects corrections. Methods of controlling cavitation are discussed providing information on various techniques which can be used to design a new system or modify an existing one so it can operate at a desired level of cavitation.

Tullis, J.P. [Tullis Engineering Consultants, Logan, UT (United States)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Valve for controlling solids flow  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fluidized solids control valve is disclosed that is particularly well adapted for use with a flow of coal or char that includes both large particles and fines. The particles may or may not be fluidized at various times during the operation. The valve includes a tubular body that terminates in a valve seat covered by a normally closed closure plate. The valve body at the seat and the closure plate is provided with aligned longitudinal slots that receive a pivotally supported key plate. The key plate is positionable by an operator in inserted, intermediate and retracted positions respecting the longitudinal slot in the valve body. The key plate normally closes the slot within the closure plate but is shaped and aligned obliquely to the longitudinal slot within the valve body to provide progressively increasing slot openings between the inserted and retracted positions. Transfer members are provided between the operator, key plate and closure plate to move the closure plate into an open position only when the key plate is retracted from the longitudinal slot within the valve body.

Feldman, David K. (Fairlawn, NJ)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Steam Turbine Control Valve Noise  

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Although noise problems with steam turbine control valves have existed before they have become more prominent with nuclear turbines whose valves range to 20 in. in diameter. Our first?generation nuclear control valves were unacceptably noisy when operating under chocked conditions. These noise levels have been ameliorated by incorporation of a valve cage with numerous small holes. Rational design rules for this dispersive muffler have been developed from published multiple?jet noise data and improved through our own tests. However we are also evaluating other low?noise valve configurations which are consistent with turbine requirements. The approach we are developing is to investigate the internal aerodynamic noisegeneration in small air model tests and to combine this with measurements of pipe?wall transmission characteristics (being reported separately) to predict externally radiated noise. These predictions will be checked in a new steam test facility for complete scale?model valves. The small air tests show that acoustic efficiencies of throttling valve flows tend to vary with third power of Mach number when exhausting into space and with a lesser power when enclosed in a downstream pipe. At some pressure ratios narrow?band spikes appear in the spectrum and for some configurations step changes in sound power are associated with transitions in flow regimes.

Frank J. Heymann; Michael A. Staiano

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Heart valve tissue engineering Frank Baaijens  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Heart valve tissue engineering Frank Baaijens Department of Biomedical Engineering Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands Tissue engineered heart valves appear promising as autologous valvular functionality and durability of the heart valve relies on the strength and anisotropic properties of the valve

Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

64

Heart Valve Lesson Plan Biomedical Engineering  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Heart Valve Lesson Plan Biomedical Engineering Objective · Introduce students to biomedical Learning Outcomes · Students will understand the role and function of heart valves. · Students will learn does a heart valve work? · Why do we need to replace heart valves? Time Required (Itemized) · Lecture

Provancher, William

65

Fluid injection spray system  

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An improvement in wind machines of the type in which a propeller which rotates in a substantially vertical plane is mounted on a rotating gear box located at the top of a tower, wherein the improvement is described comprising: a platform located at the top of the tower, an even number of nozzle assemblies spaced about the periphery of the platform with pairs of the nozzle assemblies being located diametrically opposite to each other on the platform, each nozzle assembly including a star cam and a valve means connected to the star cam for opening and closing a flow of liquid through the nozzle assembly by turning of the star cam, and two pairs of trip levers mounted on the gear box for engaging the star cam of each nozzle assembly and simultaneously turning the star cam of diametrically opposed the nozzle assemblies as the gear box is rotated.

Hill, D.G.

1993-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

66

Friction and Wear Reduction in Diesel Engine Valve Trains | Department...  

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

More Documents & Publications Mechanisms of Oxidation-Enhanced Wear in Diesel Exhaust Valves Materials for Advanced Engine Valve Train Materials for Advanced Engine Valve Train...

67

Development of Lashless Valve Train Technology | Department of...  

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

Lashless Valve Train Technology Development of Lashless Valve Train Technology This poster covers Jacobs history of lashless valve train efforts, design, simulation, engine...

68

Noninvasive valve monitor using alternating electromagnetic field  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

One or more electrical coils are carefully located on the outside of a valve body. An alternating current passing through the coil(s) results in an alternating electromagnetic field being transmitted into the valve body and valve internals. The electromagnetic field varies in intensity and polarity in the valve. As the position of a valve internal part is changed, the electromagnetic field throughout the valve body and its internals is altered. A passive receiver coil carefully located on the outside of the valve body detects the intensity of the electromagnetic field at that location as an induced electrical voltage in the coil. With the change in position of the valve internal part, there is a corresponding change in the induced voltage as a result of the alteration in the alternating electromagnetic field at that location. Changes in the voltage provide an indication of the position and motion of valve internals.

Eissenberg, David M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Haynes, Howard D. (Knoxville, TN); Casada, Donald A. (Knoxville, TN)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Annular flow diverter valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A valve for diverting flow from the center of two concentric tubes to the annulus between the tubes or, operating in the reverse direction, for mixing fluids from concentric tubes into a common tube and for controlling the volume ratio of said flow consists of a toroidal baffle disposed in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube downstream of a plurality of ports in the inner tube, a plurality of gates in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube attached to the baffle for movement therewith, a servomotor having a bullet-shaped plug on the downstream end thereof, and drive rods connecting the servomotor to the toroidal baffle, the servomotor thereby being adapted to move the baffle into mating engagement with the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates away from the ports in the inner tube and to move the baffle away from the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates to cover the ports in the inner tube.

Rider, Robert L. (Walkersville, MD)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Engines - Fuel Injection and Spray Research - Gasoline Sprays  

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Gasoline Sprays Gasoline Sprays Animated image of fuel emerging from a gasoline injector Animated image of fuel emerging from a gasoline injector (simulated environment). Some newer automobiles in the U.S. use gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. These advanced gasoline engines inject the fuel directly into the engine cylinder rather than into the intake port. These engines can achieve higher fuel efficiency, but they depend on a precise fuel/air mixture at the spark plug to initiate ignition. This leads to more stringent requirements on spray quality and reproducibility. GDI also enables new combustion strategies for gasoline engines such as lean burn engines that use less fuel and air. Lean burn engines may achieve efficiencies near those of diesels while producing low emissions. This

71

An electromechanical valve drive incorporating a nonlinear mechanical transformer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In traditional internal combustion engines, a camshaft acts on the valve stems to open and close the valves. Valve timing is fixed relative to piston position. On the other hand, if a valve is flexibly controlled by a ...

Chang, Woo Sok, 1964-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Active combustion flow modulation valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A flow modulation valve has a slidably translating hollow armature with at least one energizable coil wound around and fixably attached to the hollow armature. The energizable coil or coils are influenced by at least one permanent magnet surrounding the hollow armature and supported by an outer casing. Lorentz forces on the energizable coils which are translated to the hollow armature, increase or decrease the flow area to provide flow throttling action. The extent of hollow armature translation depends on the value of current supplied and the direction of translation depends on the direction of current flow. The compact nature of the flow modulation valve combined with the high forces afforded by the actuator design provide a flow modulation valve which is highly responsive to high-rate input control signals.

Hensel, John Peter; Black, Nathaniel; Thorton, Jimmy Dean; Vipperman, Jeffrey Stuart; Lambeth, David N; Clark, William W

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

73

American Valve: Order (2010-CW-1411)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE ordered American Valve, Inc. to pay a $5,000 civil penalty after finding American Valve had failed to certify that certain showerhead models comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

74

Combined Painting Robot and Spray Painting Machine  

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The new Ven Spray Vario is the first system of its kind to combine an anthropomorphic robot with a spray painting machine. The system, which has been ... , brings together the flexibility of an industrial painting

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

HVOF Combustion spraying of inconel powder  

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A major trend in the thermal spray industry has been to increase the gas ... is the high-velocity oxygen fuel process (HVOF). High-velocity spray guns combine oxygen and a fuel gas to ... The Taguchi experiment e...

D. J. Varacalle; M. G. Ortiz; C. S. Miller

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Self Contained Temperature Actuated Control Valves  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ogontz Controls Company, P.O. Box 479, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 19090. FREEZ AND SCALD PROTECTION OUTDOOR EMERGENCY SHOWER = t' ",. 362 ESL-IE-79-04-39 Proceedings from the First Industrial Energy Technology Conference Houston, TX, April 22... control valves and surface temperature control valves (to provide setqp and freeze protection), fluid sensing control valves, air fluid sensing control valves, safety shower val~es (to provide both freeze and scald protection) and condensate freeze...

Pirkle, F.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Lockout housing and sleeve for safety valve  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes apparatus for use in a subsurface valve. It comprises a lockout housing; and a lockout sleeve.

Dickson, R.L.; Davis, G.R.

1992-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

78

Preserve the Investment-Antibiological Spray  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

"PRESERVE THE INVESTMENT - ANTIBIOLOGICAL SPRAY" by ROBERT REIDENBACH Spraying Services, Inc. Houston, TX ABSTRACT Annual preservative spray applications to the plenum area combined with a good water treatment program will extend... the maintenance free life of the cooling tower. This is accomplished by pre venting internal wood decay which can result in unexpected structural failure and periodic repairs. The preservative spray procedure will also minimize the biological fouling...

Reidenbach, R.

79

Fast-acting valve actuator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fast-acting valve actuator utilizes a spring driven pneumatically loaded piston to drive a valve gate. Rapid exhaust of pressurized gas from the pneumatically loaded side of the piston facilitates an extremely rapid piston stroke. A flexible selector diaphragm opens and closes an exhaust port in response to pressure differentials created by energizing and de-energizing a solenoid which controls the pneumatic input to the actuator as well as selectively providing a venting action to one side of the selector diaphragm.

Cho, Nakwon (Knoxville, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

CONTROL VALVE TESTING PROCEDURES AND EQUATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

APPENDIX A CONTROL VALVE TESTING PROCEDURES AND EQUATIONS FOR LIQUID FLOWS #12;APPENDIX A CONTROL VALVE TESTING PROCEDURES AND EQUATIONS FOR LIQUID FLOWS 2 Cv Q P Sg net gpm net = / Cv = Q P / Sg 75 in this report is per Instrument Society of America S39.2 testing specifications for control valves. The main

Rahmeyer, William J.

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81

Dynamic Testing of Check Valves William Rahmeyer  

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Dynamic Testing of Check Valves William Rahmeyer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering;1 DYNAMIC FLOW TESTING OF CHECK VALVES by William Rahmeyer, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering objectives of this paper are: (1) to present a test method by which check valves can be dynamically tested

Rahmeyer, William J.

82

Valve for fuel pin loading system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cyclone valve surrounds a wall opening through which cladding is projected. An axial valve inlet surrounds the cladding. Air is drawn through the inlet by a cyclone stream within the valve. An inflatable seal is included to physically engage a fuel pin subassembly during loading of fuel pellets.

Christiansen, D.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Valve for fuel pin loading system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A cyclone valve surrounds a wall opening through which cladding is projected. An axial valve inlet surrounds the cladding. Air is drawn through the inlet by a cyclone stream within the valve. An inflatable seal is included to physically engage a fuel pin subassembly during loading of fuel pellets.

Christiansen, David W. (Kennewick, WA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Electrokinetically pumped high pressure sprays  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electrokinetic pump capable of producing high pressure is combined with a nozzle having a submicron orifice to provide a high pressure spray device. Because of its small size, the device can be contained within medical devices such as an endoscope for delivering biological materials such as DNA, chemo therapeutic agents, or vaccines to tissues and cells.

Schoeniger, Joseph S. (Oakland, CA); Paul, Phillip H. (Livermore, CA); Schoeniger, Luke (Pittsford, NY)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Sizing sliding gate valves for steam service  

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Sliding gate valves have been used in thousands of applications during the past 40 yr. While steam control is a common application for these valves, thy are also used to control other gases and liquids. The sliding gate design provides straight-through flow, which minimizes turbulence, vibration, and noise. Seats are self-cleaning and self-lapping to provide a tight, long-lasting shutoff. A correctly sized valve is essential for accurate control. Valve size should be determined by service and system requirements, not by the size of the existing pipeline. Sizing a valve on the basis of pipeline size usually results in an oversized valve and poor control. Generally, regulator size is smaller than pipe size. Whenever complete information is known (inlet pressure, outlet pressure, or pressure drop, and required flow), determine the valve flow coefficient (C{sub v}) using the equations in ANSI/ISA S75.01 or a flow sizing chart. Tables of values for various types of valves are available from manufacturers. However, when complete system requirements are not known, valve oversizing is prevented by determining the design capacity of piping downstream from the valve. The valve should not be sized to pass more flow than the maximum amount the pipe can handle at a reasonable velocity. An example calculation is given.

Bollinger, R. [Jordan Value, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

1995-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

86

Evaluation of silicon-nitride ceramic valves.  

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Silicon-nitride ceramic valves can improve the performance of both light- and heavy-duty automotive engines because of the superior material properties of silicon nitrides over current metal alloys. However, ceramics are brittle materials that may introduce uncertainties in the reliability and durability of ceramic valves. As a result, the lifetime of ceramic valves are difficult to predict theoretically due to wide variations in the type and distribution of microstructural flaws in the material. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods are therefore required to assess the quality and reliability of these valves. Because ceramic materials are optically translucent and the strength-limiting flaws are normally located near the valve surface, a laser-scatter method can be used for NDE evaluation of ceramic valves. This paper reviews the progress in the development of this NDE method and its application to inspect silicon-nitride ceramic valves at various stages of manufacturing and bench and engine tests.

Sun, J. G.; Zhang, J. M.; Andrews, M. J.; Tretheway, J. S.; Phillips, N. S .L.; Jensen, J. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division; Univ. of Texas; Caterpillar, Inc.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Force measuring valve assemblies, systems including such valve assemblies and related methods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods of evaluating a fluid condition may include stroking a valve member and measuring a force acting on the valve member during the stroke. Methods of evaluating a fluid condition may include measuring a force acting on a valve member in the presence of fluid flow over a period of time and evaluating at least one of the frequency of changes in the measured force over the period of time and the magnitude of the changes in the measured force over the period of time to identify the presence of an anomaly in a fluid flow and, optionally, its estimated location. Methods of evaluating a valve condition may include directing a fluid flow through a valve while stroking a valve member, measuring a force acting on the valve member during the stroke, and comparing the measured force to a reference force. Valve assemblies and related systems are also disclosed.

DeWall, Kevin George (Pocatello, ID); Garcia, Humberto Enrique (Idaho Falls, ID); McKellar, Michael George (Idaho Falls, ID)

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

88

Improved valve and dash-pot assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A dash-pot valve comprises a cylinder submerged in the fluid of a housing and have a piston attached to a plunger projecting into the path of closing movement of a pivotal valve member. A vortex chamber in said cylinder is provided with targentially directed inlets to generate vortex flow upon retraction of said plunger and effect increasing resistance against said piston to progressively retard the closing rate of said valve member toward its seat.

Chang, S.C.

1985-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

89

Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

An EERE-supported effort to increase energy efficiency, while maintaining low emissions, has resulted in new engine valve technology on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

90

Install Removable Insulation on Valves and Fittings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This tip sheet on installing removable insulation on valves and fittings provides how-to advice for improving steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

91

Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology |...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

has resulted in new engine valve technology on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. EERE's Vehicle Technologies Office supported the research that led to this technical development...

92

Key valves prioritization study. Final report  

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Key valves, installed in nuclear power plants, are those valves in which a malfunction can result in a shut down, in a reduction in power generation level, or in the extension of planned outages. Over two thousand Licensee Event Reports (LERs) are evaluated to identify the valve failure events which affected nuclear plant availability. Other data reporting systems are used to supplement the information collected for each event. A data base is established comprising 102 key valve failure events that are identified as the principal case of lost plant availability.

Riddington, J.W.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Modeling the structure of coal water slurry (CWS) sprays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis describes a model of coal water slurry (CWS) sprays and presents new experimental data for CWS viscosities. The model is based on the aerodynamic theory of spray atomization which has been successfully used for Diesel sprays. However...

Prithiviraj, Manikandan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

94

D0 Silicon Upgrade: Control Dewar Valve Calculations  

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This engineering note documents the calculations that were done to support the valve size selection for the magnet flow control valve, EVMF in the solenoid control dewar. The size selected was a control valve with a Cv = 0.32.

Rucinski, Russ; /Fermilab

1995-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

95

E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric plasma spray Sample Search...  

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spray Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atmospheric plasma spray...

96

E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric plasma spraying Sample Search...  

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spraying Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atmospheric plasma spraying...

97

E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric plasma sprayed Sample Search...  

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sprayed Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: atmospheric plasma sprayed...

98

Cylinder valve packing nut studies  

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The design, manufacture, and use of cylinder valve packing nuts have been studied to improve their resistance to failure from stress corrosion cracking. Stress frozen photoelastic models have been analyzed to measure the stress concentrations at observed points of failure. The load effects induced by assembly torque and thermal expansion of stem packing were observed by strain gaging nuts. The effects of finishing operations and heat treatment were studied by the strain gage hole boring and X-ray methods. Modifications of manufacturing and operation practices are reducing the frequency of stress corrosion failures.

Blue, S.C. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

99

Fuel Injection and Spray Research Using X-Ray Diagnostics  

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

- The overall spray-to-spray variation has not been validated against quantitative data Two Approaches to study shot-shot variation: 1. Radiography 2. Phase Contrast...

100

Advancement in Fuel Spray and Combustion Modeling for Compression...  

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

Spray, Combustion, & Emission Modeling using KH-ACT Primary Breakup Model & Detailed Chemistry Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advancement in Fuel Spray and...

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101

X-Ray Characterization of Diesel Sprays | Department of Energy  

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

for Visualizing Fuel Injection Process and Diesel Sprays Integrated Nozzle Flow, Spray, Combustion, & Emission Modeling using KH-ACT Primary Breakup Model & Detailed Chemistry...

102

Requirements for the Valve Train and Technolgies for Enabling...  

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

for the Valve Train and Technolgies for Enabling HCCI over the Entire Operating Range Requirements for the Valve Train and Technolgies for Enabling HCCI over the Entire Operating...

103

Advanced Materials for Lightweight Valve Train Components | Department...  

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

for Lightweight Valve Train Components Advanced Materials for Lightweight Valve Train Components Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review...

104

Characterization of the mitral valve using accelerated wear testing.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??There is a fundamental need for a better kind of long-term testing for artificial heart valves along with a biologically equivalent artificial mitral valve. Accelerated (more)

Riggan, Courtney N.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Measurement of visibility through spray  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Masters degree. Our cats Kathy, Miss Kitty, and especially Panther deserve special mention for making me take more breaks and unwind. Mom and Dad, thanks to you, I finally made it. TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. TABLE OF CONTENTS... five increasing magnitudes of simulated spray and a control. Each subject was seated in the Cutlass at a pre-determined site on the runway. The windshield of the car and the glass in the frames were inspected before the trials to ensure they were...

Wright, Bruce Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

106

High speed exhaust gas recirculation valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In order to minimize pollutants such as Nox, internal combustion engines typically include an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve that can be used to redirect a portion of exhaust gases to an intake conduit, such as an intake manifold, so that the redirected exhaust gases will be recycled. It is desirable to have an EGR valve with fast-acting capabilities, and it is also desirable to have the EGR valve take up as little space as possible. An exhaust gas recirculation valve is provided that includes an exhaust passage tube, a valve element pivotally mounted within the exhaust passage tube, a linear actuator; and a gear train. The gear train includes a rack gear operatively connected to the linear actuator, and at least one rotatable gear meshing with the rack gear and operatively connected to the valve element to cause rotation of the valve element upon actuation of the linear actuator. The apparatus provides a highly compact package having a high-speed valve actuation capability.

Fensom, Rod (Peterborough, GB); Kidder, David J. (Peterborough, GB)

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

107

Vertical pump with free floating check valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vertical pump with a bottom discharge having a free floating check valve isposed in the outlet plenum thereof. The free floating check valve comprises a spherical member with a hemispherical cage-like member attached thereto which is capable of allowing forward or reverse flow under appropriate conditions while preventing reverse flow under inappropriate conditions.

Lindsay, Malcolm (O'Hara Township, Allegheny County, PA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Minimizing energy losses in control valves  

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The pulp and paper industry uses massive amounts of energy, but it could reduce its electricity consumption by about 2,000 MW worldwide by simply optimizing the pumping of process liquids. Wasted pumping power can be significantly reduced by sizing pumps and control valves more accurately, and by using new methods of pump and valve selection. Combining the improved control valve's installed flow characteristic with state-of-the-art sizing and simulation programs ensures minimal pressure drop across the control valve without loss of accurate and reliable control in all process conditions. If accurate process condition information is available at the planning stage, even more significant pumping energy savings can be achieved. Moreover, reduced pressure drop across the control valve reduces the likelihood of valve cavitation. This, in turn, reduces the need for noise attenuation, preventing cavitation erosion, and repairing damage. To make the most of the advantages gained by using highly developed control valve sizing and selection programs, closer cooperation between process licensees, process users, and valve manufacturers is also required.

Niemela, I.; Pyotsia, J. (Neles-Jamesbury Oy, Helsinki (Finland))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

AN ALTERNATIVE SCHEME FOR STIFFENING SRF CAVITIES BY PLASMA SPRAYING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

temperature plasma and the molten particles are sprayed out of the plasma gun. Depending on the spraying High Velocity Oxy-Fuel Spraying (HVOF), and when an explosive mixture of oxygen and acetylene is used to post accelerate with the detonation (1-15 detonations per second), it is called Detonation-Gun Spraying

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

110

Whitey SCHe Ball Valves Provide Test Port Isolation  

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These valves are 1/4 inch ball valves fabricated of 316 stainless steel. Packing is TFE (standard). They are used as normally closed isolation valves for test ports in the SCHe System between the gage root valve and the pressure indicator.

MISKA, C.R.

2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

111

Whitey SCHe Ball Valves Provide Test Port Isolation  

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These valves are 1/4-inch ball valves fabricated of 316 stainless steel. Packing is TFE (standard). They are used as normally closed isolation valves for test ports in the SCHe System between the gage root valve and the pressure indicator.

MISKA, C.R.

2000-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

112

Pressure compensated flow control valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention is an air flow control valve which is capable of maintaining a constant flow at the outlet despite changes in the inlet or outlet pressure. The device consists of a shell assembly with an inlet chamber and outlet chamber separated by a separation plate. The chambers are connected by an orifice. Also located within the inlet chamber is a port controller assembly. The port controller assembly consists of a differential pressure plate and port cap affixed thereon. The cap is able to slide in and out of the orifice separating the inlet and outlet chambers. When the pressure differential is sufficient, the differential pressure plate rises or falls to maintain a constant air flow. Movement of the port controller assembly does not require the use of seals, diaphragms, tight tolerances, bushings, bearings, hinges, guides, or lubricants.

Minteer, Daniel J. (West Richland, WA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Torque-Actuated Valves for Microfluidics  

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Torque-Actuated Valves for Microfluidics ... While these valves should be widely useful in the field of microfluidics, we demonstrate their use in portable, disposable microfluidic devices. ... Elastomeric polymersespecially poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)are used widely in microfluidics for several reasons:? (i) ease of fabrication using soft lithography and rapid prototyping;1-3 (ii) ability to incorporate seals, membranes, valves, and switches;4-7 (iii) transparency and compatibility with optical detection;8,9 and (iv) compatibility with water and biological molecules and cells. ...

Douglas B. Weibel; Maarten Kruithof; Scott Potenta; Samuel K. Sia; Andrew Lee; George M. Whitesides

2005-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

114

Method and apparatus for monitoring motor operated valve motor output torque and power at valve seating  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus are provided for monitoring a motor operated valve during the brief period when the valve seats and the torque switch trips to deenergize the valve motor. The method uses voltage measurements on the load side of a deenergizing switch that opens to deenergize the motor to determine, among other things, final motor rotational speed and the decelerating torque at motor deenergization. 14 figs.

Casada, D.A.

1996-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

115

Method for valve seating control for an electro-hydraulic engine valve  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Valve lift in an internal combustion engine is controlled by an electro-hydraulic actuation mechanism including a selectively actuable hydraulic feedback circuit.

Sun, Zongxuan (Plymouth, MN)

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

116

The safety valve and climate policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In discussions of a cap-and-trade system for implementation of Kyoto Protocol-type quantity targets, a "safety valve" was proposed where, by government sales of emissions permits at a fixed price, the marginal cost of the ...

Jacoby, Henry D.; Ellerman, A. Denny.

117

Project Development Specification for Valve Pit Manifold  

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Establishes the performance, design development, and test requirements for the valve pit manifolds. The system engineering approach was used to develop this document in accordance with the guidelines laid out in the Systems Engineering Management Plan for Project W-314.

MCGREW, D.L.

2000-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

118

Resuspension of wall deposits in spray dryers  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Wall deposition occurs in spray dryers when dried or partially dried particles contact and adhere to the walls during operation, thus reducing the yield of product collected. Wall deposits also present a product ...

M. J. Hanus; T. A. G. Langrish

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Selected Abstracts of Thermal Spray Literature  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Degradation of free-standing air plasma sprayed CoNiCrAlY coatings by vanadium and phosphorus pentoxides....Use of alternative and/or low-cost fuels such as syngas, petcoke and coal/petcoke ble...

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Well injection valve with retractable choke  

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An injection valve is described for use in a well conduit consisting of: a housing having a bore, a valve closure member in the bore moving between open and closed positions, a flow tube telescopically movable in the housing for controlling the movement of the valve closure member, means for biasing the flow tube in a direction for allowing the valve closure member to move to the closed position, an expandable and contractible fluid restriction connected to the flow tube and extending into the bore for moving the flow tube to the open position in response to injection fluid, but allowing the passage of well tools through the valve, the restriction contractible in response to fluid flow, the restriction includes, segments movable into and out of the bore, and biasing means yieldably urging the segments into the bore, a no-go shoulder on the flow tube, and releasable lockout means between the flow tube and the housing for locking the flow tube and valve in the open position.

Pringle, R.E.

1986-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Mixed convection and high-pressure low-flow steam cooling data from a 64-rod bundle  

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Heat transfer data were obtained from low flow steam cooling experiments in a partially uncovered 64-rod bundle. These tests indicated that free convection effects were superimposed on the laminar and turbulent forced convection heat transfer. This paper describes the influence of buoyancy on laminar and turbulent forced convection heat transfer coefficients. Mechanisms due to buoyancy which alter the local heat transfer are summarized. Criteria indicating the importance of buoyancy on laminar and turbulent upflow in a vertical pipe were developed and compared to other criteria found in the literature. These criteria were used to determine the steam cooling data with significant buoyancy influence. Data with buoyancy influence were compared to mixed convection correlations and to a numerical study for rod bundles.

Sozer, A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Recent INEL spray-forming developments  

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Spray forming is a near-net-shape fabrication technology in which a spray of finely atomized liquid droplets is deposited onto a suitably shaped substrate or mold to produce a coherent solid. The technology offers unique opportunities for simplifying materials processing, oftentimes while substantially improving product quality. Spray forming can be performed with a wide range of metals and nonmetals, and offersproperty improvements resulting from rapid solidification (eg. refined microstructures, extended solid solubilities and reduced segregation). Economic benefits result from process simplification and the elimination of unit operations. Researchers at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) are developing spray-forming technology for producing near-net-shape solids and coatings of a variety of metals, polymers, and composite materials using de Laval nozzles. Results from several spray-forming programs are presented to illustrate the range of capabilities of the approach as well as the technical and economic benefits. These programs involved the production of low-carbon steel strip and SiC particulate reinforced aluminum strip; recent advances in spray forming tooling using low-melting-point metals are also described.

McHugh, K.M.; Key, J.F.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

123

Simulant Development for Hanford Tank Farms Double Valve Isolation (DVI) Valves Testing  

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Leakage testing of a representative sample of the safety-significant isolation valves for Double Valve Isolation (DVI) in an environment that simulates the abrasive characteristics of the Hanford Tank Farms Waste Transfer System during waste feed delivery to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is to be conducted. The testing will consist of periodic leak performed on the DVI valves after prescribed numbers of valve cycles (open and close) in a simulated environment representative of the abrasive properties of the waste and the Waste Transfer System. The valve operations include exposure to cycling conditions that include gravity drain and flush operation following slurry transfer. The simulant test will establish the performance characteristics and verify compliance with the Documented Safety Analysis. Proper simulant development is essential to ensure that the critical process streams characteristics are represented, National Research Council report Advice on the Department of Energy's Cleanup Technology Roadmap: Gaps and Bridges

Wells, Beric E.

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

124

Hydroxide absorption heat pumps with spray absorber  

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The absorber is one of the most expensive components of an absorption heat pump or chiller, respectively. In order to reduce the cost of a heat exchanger, much effort is invested into searching for additives for heat transfer enhancement. Another way to reduce heat exchanger cost, especially for machines with low capacities, is to use an adiabatic spray absorber. The basic principles of the spray absorber is to perform heat and mass transfer separated from each other in two different components. In this way the heat can be rejected effectively in a liquid-liquid heat exchanger, whereas the mass transfer occurs subsequently in a simple vessel. The spray technique can not only save heat exchanger cost in conventional absorption systems working with water and lithium bromide, it also allows the use of quite different working fluids such as hydroxides, which have lower heat transfer coefficients in falling films. Moreover, the separated heat transfer can easily be performed in a liquid-to-air heat exchanger. Hence it is obvious to use hydroxides that allow for a high temperature lift for building an air-cooled chiller with spray absorber. In this presentation theoretical and experimental investigations of the spray absorber as well as the setup will be described. Finally, possible applications will be outlined.

Summerer, F.; Alefeld, G. [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Munich (Germany). Physics Dept.; Zeigler, F.; Riesch, P. [Bayerisches Zentrum fuer Angewandte Energieforschung, Munich (Germany)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Applications in the Nuclear Industry for Thermal Spray Amorphous Metal and Ceramic Coatings  

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SAW Amorphous metal and ceramic thermal spray coatings havefor Thermal Spray Amorphous Metal and Ceramic Coatings J.

Blink, J.; Farmer, J.; Choi, J.; Saw, C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Mechanisms of Oxidation-Enhanced Wear in Diesel Exhaust Valves...  

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

May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. pmp01blau.pdf More Documents & Publications Friction and Wear Reduction in Diesel Engine Valve Trains Materials for Advanced Engine Valve Train...

127

Novel design of a rotary valve using axiomatic design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Rotary valves have existed for millennia; and while they have developed tremendously since the first Roman valves, many of the same problems have persisted. The basic problems are caused by the coupling of functional ...

Peliks, Robert Bilgor

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Computational Modeling of Relevant Automotive Rotary Spray Painting Process  

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During the automotive spray painting process, metallic car shells are conveyed at ... specified constant rectilinear speed through the booth. Robot-assisted rotary atomizers spray the car shell ... path particula...

Abraham J. Salazar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Density of Spray-Formed Materials  

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Spray Forming is an advanced materials processing technology that transforms molten metal into a near-net-shape solid by depositing atomized droplets onto a substrate. Depending on the application, the spray-formed material may be used in the as-deposited condition or it may undergo post-deposition processing. Regardless, the density of the as-deposited material is an important issue. Porosity is detrimental because it can significantly reduce strength, toughness, hardness and other properties. While it is not feasible to achieve fully-dense material in the as-deposited state, density greater than 99% of theoretical density is possible if the atomization and impact conditions are optimized. Thermal conditions at the deposit surface and droplet impact angle are key processing parameters that influence the density of the material. This paper examines the factors that contribute to porosity formation during spray forming and illustrates that very high as-deposited density is achieved by optimizing processing parameters.

Kevin M. McHugh; Volker Uhlenwinkel; Nils Ellendr

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Low flow fume hood  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fume hood is provided having an adequate level of safety while reducing the amount of air exhausted from the hood. A displacement flow fume hood works on the principal of a displacement flow which displaces the volume currently present in the hood using a push-pull system. The displacement flow includes a plurality of air supplies which provide fresh air, preferably having laminar flow, to the fume hood. The displacement flow fume hood also includes an air exhaust which pulls air from the work chamber in a minimally turbulent manner. As the displacement flow produces a substantially consistent and minimally turbulent flow in the hood, inconsistent flow patterns associated with contaminant escape from the hood are minimized. The displacement flow fume hood largely reduces the need to exhaust large amounts of air from the hood. It has been shown that exhaust air flow reductions of up to 70% are possible without a decrease in the hood's containment performance. The fume hood also includes a number of structural adaptations which facilitate consistent and minimally turbulent flow within a fume hood.

Bell, Geoffrey C. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Feustel, Helmut E. (Albany, CA); Dickerhoff, Darryl J. (Berkeley, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Micro-purge low-flow sampling of uranium-contaminated ground water at the Fernald Environmental Management Project  

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Efforts to sample representative, undisturbed distributions of uranium in ground water beneath the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) prompted the application of a novel technique that is less invasive in the monitoring well. Recent studies indicate that representative samples can and should be collected without prior well volume exchange purging or borehole evacuation. Field experiments conducted at the FEMP demonstrate that under specific sampling conditions in a well-defined hydrogeologic system, representative ground water samples for a monitoring program can be obtained without removing the conventional three well volumes from the well. The assumption is made that indicator parameter equilibration may not be necessary to determine when to collect representative samples at the FEMP. Preliminary results obtained form the field experiments suggest that this may be true. The technique employs low purge rates (< 1 L/min) with dedicated bladder pumps with inlets located in the screened interval of the well, while not disturbing the stagnant water column above the screened interval. If adopted, this technique, termed micro-purge low-flow sampling, will produce representative ground water samples significantly reduce sampling costs, and minimize waste water over the monitoring life cycle at the FEMP. This technique is well suited for sites that have been fully characterized and are undergoing long-term monitoring.

Shanklin, D.E. Sidle, W.C.; Ferguson, M.E.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Design and Implementation of Silicon Nitride Valves for Heavy...  

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

More Documents & Publications Durability of ACERT Engine Components Durability of ACERT Engine Components Advanced Materials for Lightweight Valve Train Components...

133

Two-Phase Spray Cooling of Hybrid Vehicle Electronics: Preprint  

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Spray cooling is a feasible cooling technology for hybrid vehicle electronics; HFE 7100 is a promising coolant.

Mudawar, I.; Bharathan, D.; Kelly, K.; Narumanchi, S.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

The pipeline and valve location problem  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper, proposes an exact algorithm for the problem of locating a pipeline between two points of a network, as well as a set of safety valves which help control the damage caused by possible spills along the pipeline. A labelling approach is developed to determine simultaneously the optimal pipeline and valve locations, with the objective of optimising an impact measure that depends on the average number of accidents and their cost. Computational experiments on grid and random instances are presented in order to evaluate the algorithm's performance and to compare its results to the solutions provided by sequential approaches. [Received 11 May 2010; Revised 10 October 2010; Accepted 21 November 2010

Gilbert Laporte; Marta M.B. Pascoal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Numerical Simulation and Experimental Characterization of a Binary Aluminum Alloy Spray - Application to the Spray Rolling Process  

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A stochastic, droplet-resolved model has been developed to describe the behavior of a binary aluminum alloy spray during the spray-rolling process. In this process, a molten aluminum alloy is atomized and the resulting spray is depostied on the rolls of a twin-roll caster to produce aluminum strip. The one-way coupled spray model allows the prediction of spray characteristics such as enthalph and solid fraction, and their distribution between the nozzle and the depostion surface. This paper outlines the model development and compares the predicted spray dynamics to PDI measurements performed in a controlled configuration. Predicted and measured droplet velocity and size distributions are presented for two points along the spray centerline along with predicted spray averaged specific enthalph and solid fraction curves.

S. B. Johnson; J.-P. Delplanque; Y. Lin; Y. Zhou; E. J. Lavernia; K. M. McHugh

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Modeling Cylinder Valve in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car  

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We develop a fast alternative to a complex finite element analysis (FEA) model of cylinder valve in hydrogen fuel cell car based on support vector machine (SVM). The inputs of model are shape parameters of core and plunger of the valve, and the output ... Keywords: modeling, cylinder valve, SVM, uniform design

Liang Yu; Shengnian Cai; Wang Na

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Design for Control System of Wastegate Valve Actuator in Turbocharger  

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This paper has designed a set of control system of waste gate valve actuator in turbocharger, it enables the waste gate valve regulate the exhaust flow before turbo automatically according to the operating condition of engine, so it can lower the pressure ... Keywords: wastegate valve, electronic control, design, test

Liu Xinghua; Yu Lei; Liu Fushui; Wu Wenfeng; Wang Ruwei

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Heart Valve Disease James S. Gammie, MD  

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Heart Valve Disease James S. Gammie, MD Professor and Chief Division of Cardiac Surgery University USA Source: CDC #12;#12;CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON: A SURGEON THAT TREATS HEART AND LUNG DISEASE #12;Valvular Heart Disease: Common and Under-diagnosed 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 18 - 44 45 - 54 55 - 64 65 - 74 > 75

Weber, David J.

139

New safety valve addresses environmental concerns  

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This paper reports that Conoco Pipeline is using a unique relief valve to reduce costs while improving environmental protection at its facilities. Conoco Pipeline Co. Inc. began testing new relief valves in 1987 to present over-pressuring its pipelines while enhancing the safety, environmental integrity and profitability of its pipelines. Conoco worked jointly with Rupture Pin Technology Inc., Oklahoma City, to seek a solution to a series of safety, environmental, and operational risks in the transportation of crude oil and refined products through pipelines. Several of the identified problems were traced to a single equipment source: the reliability of rupture discs used at pipeline stations to relieve pressure by diverting flow to tanks during over-pressure conditions. Conoco's corporate safety and environmental policies requires solving problems that deal with exposure to hydrocarbon vapors, chemical spills or the atmospheric release of fugitive emissions, such as during rupture disc maintenance. The company had used rupture pin valves as vent relief devices in conjunction with development by Rick Austin of inert gas methods to protect the inner casing wall and outer carrier pipeline wall in pipeline road crossings. The design relies on rupture pin valves set at 5 psi to isolate vent openings from the atmosphere prior to purging the annular space between the pipeline and casing with inert gas to prevent corrosion. Speciality Pipeline Inspection and Engineering Inc., Houston, is licensed to distribute the equipment for the new cased-crossing procedure.

Taylor, J. (Rupture Pin Technology, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK (United States)); Austin, R. (Conoco Pipeline Co., Hennessey, OK (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Microfluidic Cell Electroporation Using a Mechanical Valve  

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Microfluidic Cell Electroporation Using a Mechanical Valve Jun Wang, M. Jane Stine, and Chang Lu Center, and Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 A microfluidic of integrating electroporation as a unit operation in large- scale microfluidic systems with the increasing

Lu, Chang

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141

Disc valve for sampling erosive process streams  

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This is a patent for a disc-type, four-port sampling valve for service with erosive high temperature process streams. Inserts and liners of ..cap alpha..-silicon carbide respectively, in the faceplates and in the sampling cavities, limit erosion while providing lubricity for a smooth and precise operation. 1 fig.

Mrochek, J.E.; Dinsmore, S.R.; Chandler, E.W.

1984-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

142

Development and trends in HVOF spraying technology  

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Three actual trends in development of HVOF spraying technology are described and discussed. The trends concern application fields as well as gun and feedstock characteristics. At the example of demountable draw bars it is shown that HVOF sprayed cermet coatings are capable to protect light weight material components subject to dynamical load against wear without detraction of fatigue strength. Personnel and production time savings can be exploited. High deposition efficiency at considerable powder feed rate, high density and negligible oxygen content in corrosion protective iron or nickel based coatings is achieved for spraying with newly developed HVOF guns operating at increased combustion chamber pressures. Also spraying of highly reactive materials like titanium under atmospheric conditions becomes feasible. A major obstacle for industrial use of respective coatings is the lack of adapted characterisation methods that permit to ascertain corrosion protective function. Ultrafine powder feedstock is used in order to reduce overall costs of wear protective cermet coatings due to the possibility to finish coatings by comparatively cheap belt grinding. However, it is shown that the replacement of coatings produced with conventional powder size fractions requires careful consideration of the particular tribological system. While cermet coatings produced with ultrafine powders outperform conventional coatings for sliding wear conditions, their capability to withstand dry abrasive wear stress is poor. The benefits concerning coating production costs may be outweighed by significantly decreased component life time.

Bernhard Wielage; Andreas Wank; Hanna Pokhmurska; Thomas Grund; Christian Rupprecht; Guido Reisel; Eduard Friesen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Valve supporting arrangement of an internal combustion engine  

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A supporting arrangement is described for a valve of an internal combustion engine having a valve stem portion, comprising a rigid member for supporting the stem portion of the valve for axial movement of the valve, a stamped or press-formed upper retainer connected to the upper portion of the valve stem, a lower annular retainer disposed on the rigid member and surrounding the valve stem, and a coil spring compressed between the upper and lower retainers to bias the valve in a direction to close the associated valve opening. The upper retainer has a substantially constant thickness throughout and comprises an annular collar portion having an essentially constant diameter along the length thereof with the diameter at least substantially equal to the inner diameter of the coil spring. The collar portion is coaxially disposed within an upper portion of the coil spring, an annular flange portion extending radially outwardly from the upper end of the collar portion and engaging with the upper end of the coil spring, and means for achieving a spline connection between the central portion of the retainer and the upper portion of the valve stem, and wherein the upper retainer is divided along a diameter into two identical elements which are disposed about the upper portion of the valve stem such that the radial pressure exerted by the coil spring operates to bias the identical elements into their respective positions operative to connect the upper retainer to the valve stem.

Hayashi, Y.

1986-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

144

Statistical Performance Evaluation Of Soft Seat Pressure Relief Valves  

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Risk-based inspection methods enable estimation of the probability of failure on demand for spring-operated pressure relief valves at the United States Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. This paper presents a statistical performance evaluation of soft seat spring operated pressure relief valves. These pressure relief valves are typically smaller and of lower cost than hard seat (metal to metal) pressure relief valves and can provide substantial cost savings in fluid service applications (air, gas, liquid, and steam) providing that probability of failure on demand (the probability that the pressure relief valve fails to perform its intended safety function during a potentially dangerous over pressurization) is at least as good as that for hard seat valves. The research in this paper shows that the proportion of soft seat spring operated pressure relief valves failing is the same or less than that of hard seat valves, and that for failed valves, soft seat valves typically have failure ratios of proof test pressure to set pressure less than that of hard seat valves.

Harris, Stephen P.; Gross, Robert E.

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

145

Technical evaluation: 300 Area steam line valve accident  

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On June 7, 1993, a journeyman power operator (JPO) was severely burned and later died as a result of the failure of a 6-in. valve that occurred when he attempted to open main steam supply (MSS) valve MSS-25 in the U-3 valve pit. The pit is located northwest of Building 331 in the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. Figure 1-1 shows a layout of the 300 Area steam piping system including the U-3 steam valve pit. Figure 1-2 shows a cutaway view of the approximately 10- by 13- by 16-ft-high valve pit with its various steam valves and connecting piping. Valve MSS-25, an 8-in. valve, is located at the bottom of the pit. The failed 6-in. valve was located at the top of the pit where it branched from the upper portion of the 8-in. line at the 8- by 8- by 6-in. tee and was then ``blanked off`` with a blind flange. The purpose of this technical evaluation was to determine the cause of the accident that led to the failure of the 6-in. valve. The probable cause for the 6-in. valve failure was determined by visual, nondestructive, and destructive examination of the failed valve and by metallurgical analysis of the fractured region of the valve. The cause of the accident was ultimately identified by correlating the observed failure mode to the most probable physical phenomenon. Thermal-hydraulic analyses, component stress analyses, and tests were performed to verify that the probable physical phenomenon could be reasonably expected to produce the failure in the valve that was observed.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Curved butterfly bileaflet prosthetic cardiac valve  

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An annular valve body having a central passageway for the flow of blood therethrough with two curved leaflets each of which is pivotally supported on an accentric positioned axis in the central passageway for moving between a closed position and an open position. The leaflets are curved in a plane normal to the eccentric axis and positioned with the convex side of the leaflets facing each other when the leaflets are in the open position. Various parameters such as the curvature of the leaflets, the location of the eccentric axis, and the maximum opening angle of the leaflets are optimized according to the following performance criteria: maximize the minimum peak velocity through the valve, maximize the net stroke volume, and minimize the mean forward pressure difference, thereby reducing thrombosis and improving the hemodynamic performance.

McQueen, David M. (185 Hillside Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928); Peskin, Charles S. (186 Harrard Dr., Hartsdale, NY 10530)

1991-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

147

Are subsurface safety valves needed in deepwater?  

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The object of this study was to evaluate SCSSV reliability and identify a preferred configuration for subsea completions in deepwater. A system design consisting of subsea, conventional, dual-bore tree, cluster wells was selected for evaluation. The study examined inherent risks associated with six tubing retrievable SCSSV configurations. Risks were evaluated for personnel and environmental safety, and operational and financial impact of: No SCSSV; Single SCSSV; Dual operating system single SCSSV; Tandem hot/hot (both valves active) SCSSVs without lockout features; Tandem hot/hot SCSSVs with lockout features; Tandem hot/cold (one valve active, the other dormant in open position) SCSSVs with lockout features. A ``fault tree`` identifying events that could lead to deleterious incidents was used to evaluate risks. Costs and consequences associated with potential events were determined using existing industry data, and resulting calculated risks were evaluated. Recommendations were developed and compared to current regulations, and potential regulatory conflicts were identified.

Verret, A.; Hey, C.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Water cooling of HVDC thyristor valves  

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It is generally accepted that water is a very effective medium to remove heat losses from any type of equipment. When used for HVDC thyristor valves, the fundamentals of electrolyte conduction and water chemistry need to be considered in the design of the cooling circuit. The characteristics of the materials used, in conjunction with high voltage stresses and circuit configuration, play an important role to assure longevity and corrosion-free performance.

Lips, H.P. (Siemens AG, Erlangen (Germany))

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Advanced Diagnostics for High Pressure Spray Combustion.  

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The development of accurate predictive engine simulations requires experimental data to both inform and validate the models, but very limited information is presently available about the chemical structure of high pressure spray flames under engine- relevant conditions. Probing such flames for chemical information using non- intrusive optical methods or intrusive sampling techniques, however, is challenging because of the physical and optical harshness of the environment. This work details two new diagnostics that have been developed and deployed to obtain quantitative species concentrations and soot volume fractions from a high-pressure combusting spray. A high-speed, high-pressure sampling system was developed to extract gaseous species (including soot precursor species) from within the flame for offline analysis by time-of-flight mass spectrometry. A high-speed multi-wavelength optical extinction diagnostic was also developed to quantify transient and quasi-steady soot processes. High-pressure sampling and offline characterization of gas-phase species formed following the pre-burn event was accomplished as well as characterization of gas-phase species present in the lift-off region of a high-pressure n-dodecane spray flame. For the initial samples discussed in this work several species were identified, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH); however, quantitative mole fractions were not determined. Nevertheless, the diagnostic developed here does have this capability. Quantitative, time-resolved measurements of soot extinction were also accomplished and the novel use of multiple incident wavelengths proved valuable toward characterizing changes in soot optical properties within different regions of the spray flame.

Skeen, Scott A.; Manin, Julien Luc; Pickett, Lyle M.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Thermal spray coatings on Yankee dryers  

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Several failure investigations and recent research on thermal spray coatings on Yankee dryer surfaces show at least three modes of environmentally induced degradation. Corrosion may occur with the ingress of certain chemicals into coating pores. Erosion or corrosion is manifested by streaks at local sites of high doctor blade loading. Erosion and cracking occur due to coating parameters, thermal stress, and differential expansion. While most of the results described in this paper are from investigations of molybdenum, stainless steel coatings also are discussed.

Bowers, D.F. (Packer Engineering, Inc., Naperville, IL (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

American Valve: Proposed Penalty (2010-CW-1411) | Department of Energy  

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American Valve: Proposed Penalty (2010-CW-1411) American Valve: Proposed Penalty (2010-CW-1411) American Valve: Proposed Penalty (2010-CW-1411) September 8, 2010 DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that American Valve, Inc. failed to certify a variety of showerheads as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards. DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that its products have been tested and meet the applicable water conservation standards. This civil penalty notice advises the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing. American Valve: Proposed Penalty (2010-CW-1411) More Documents & Publications American Valve: Order (2010-CW-1411) Afeel: Proposed Penalty (2010-CW-07/1414)

152

Diagnostic for two-mode variable valve activation device  

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A method is provided for diagnosing a multi-mode valve train device which selectively provides high lift and low lift to a combustion valve of an internal combustion engine having a camshaft phaser actuated by an electric motor. The method includes applying a variable electric current to the electric motor to achieve a desired camshaft phaser operational mode and commanding the multi-mode valve train device to a desired valve train device operational mode selected from a high lift mode and a low lift mode. The method also includes monitoring the variable electric current and calculating a first characteristic of the parameter. The method also includes comparing the calculated first characteristic against a predetermined value of the first characteristic measured when the multi-mode valve train device is known to be in the desired valve train device operational mode.

Fedewa, Andrew M

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

153

Novel 4-Way Refrigerant Reversing Valve for Heat Pumps  

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This project is nearing completion. Since the last progress report (November, 1999), all experimental tests have been completed. Preliminary analysis shows the refrigerant pressure drops through the reversing valve were reduced by an average of about 60{percent}, when compared to traditional reversing valves. Also, the prototype reversing valve reduced the overall coefficient of performance (COP) by an average of only 0.45{percent}.

Darin W. Nutter

2000-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

154

Variable Valve Actuation for Advanced Mode Diesel Combustion...  

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More Documents & Publications E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain Ignition Control for HCCI E85 Optimized Engine through...

155

Subsurface safety valve with lock-open system  

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A well safety valve is described comprising: a housing having a bore therethrough; a valve mounted in the housing to open and close to control the flow through the bore; an operator tube in the housing for opening the valve; means in the housing for moving the operator tube in a first direction to open and hold the valve open; means in the housing for moving the operator tube in a second direction to permit the valve to close; a temporary lockout sleeve in the housing in tandem with the operator tube for temporarily holding the valve open. The operator tube and the lockout sleeve are in end-to-end contact when the lockout sleeve is inoperative and the operator tube is holding the valve open, when the operator tube and the lockout sleeve are moving simultaneously in the housing between operating positions, and when the operator tube is inoperative and the lockout sleeve is holding the valve open; and the operator tube and the lockout sleeve each having means for coupling the operator tube and the lockout sleeve with a lockout tool for moving the operator tube and the lockout sleeve simultaneously when the lockout sleeve is moved from the inoperative to an operative position holding the valve open.

Dickson, R.L.; Smith, R.R.

1986-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

156

Fluorescence methods for determination of temperature in fuel sprays  

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Fluorescent additives which allow the determination of droplet temperatures in hydrocarbon fuel sprays have been developed. These systems, which exploit the chemistry of organic...

Murray, A M; Melton, L A

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Advancement in Fuel Spray and Combustion Modeling for Compression...  

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chemical kinetics into fluid dynamics simulations" "Development of High-Performance Computing (HPC) tools to provide unique insights into the spray and combustion...

158

Ames Laboratory Plasma Spray (ALPS) Facility | The Ames Laboratory  

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molten materials that are very reactive and have high melting temperatures. HVOF and Plasma spray guns and an atmospheric chamber are available. Following the early...

159

Motion planning for robotic spray cleaning with environmentally safe solvents  

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Automatic motion planning of a spray cleaning robot with collision avoidance is presented in this paper. In manufacturing environments, electronic and mechanical components are traditionally cleaned by spraying or dipping them using chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) solvents. As new scientific data show that such solvents are major causes for stratospheric ozone depletion, an alternate cleaning method is needed. Part cleaning with aqueous solvents is environmentally safe, but can require precision spraying at high pressures for extended time periods. Operator fatigue during manual spraying can decrease the quality of the cleaning process. By spraying with a robotic manipulator, the necessary spray accuracy and consistency to manufacture highreliability components can be obtained. Our motion planner was developed to automatically generate motions for spraying robots based on the part geometry and cleaning process parameters. For spraying paint and other coatings a geometric description of the parts and robot may be sufficient for motion planning, since coatings are usually done over the visible surfaces. For spray cleaning, the requirement to reach hidden surfaces necessitates the addition of a rule-based method to the geometric motion planning.

Hwang, Yong K.; Meirans, L.; Drotning, W.D.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized DIG, VCR...  

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More Documents & Publications E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain E85 Optimized Engine Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle...

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161

E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR...  

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GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

162

Effect of Ambient Pressure on Diesel Spray Axial Velocity and...  

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deer07kastengren.pdf More Documents & Publications Spray Structure Measured with X-Ray Radiography Ultrafast X-ray Phase-Enhanced Microimaging for Visualizing Fuel Injection...

163

Effective parameters in axial injection suspension plasma spray process of alumina-zirconia ceramics  

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Effective parameters in axial injection suspension plasma spray process of alumina- zirconia phases using extra small particles as compared to conventional thermal spraying. Suspension spraying% yittria stabilized zirconia was deposited by axial injection SPS process. The effects of principal

Medraj, Mamoun

164

The effects of deposit thermal history on microstructure produced by uniform droplet spray forming  

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Uniform droplet spray forming is a process aimed at producing near-net-shape parts directly from the liquid melt by spraying micron-sized droplets onto a movable target. In spray forming, the solidification rate of the ...

Cherng, Jean-Pei Jeanie

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Soft robot actuators using energy-efficient valves controlled by electropermanent magnets  

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This paper presents the design, fabrication, and evaluation of a novel type of valve that uses an electropermanent magnet [1]. This valve is then used to build actuators for a soft robot. The developed EPM valves require ...

Marchese, Andrew Dominic

166

E-Print Network 3.0 - air operated valve Sample Search Results  

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.5 mm in dia- meter. To create an inlet for air into the pneumatic valve, we used polyethylene tubing... the pneumatic valve, we connected the tubing of the valve ... Source:...

167

Second Peer Review for New MGI Valves for NSTX-U  

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Second Peer Review for New MGI Valves for NSTX-U (Update on Valve Tes · Characterize this valve upto 1000 Torr.L · Describe results in Peer Review (Jan, 2014

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

168

Thermally sprayed coatings for boiler protection  

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FBC boilers are large, expensive installations which suffer enormously from wear caused by corrosion, aggravated by high temperatures. The exact type of wear experienced varies from one part of a boiler to another and is influenced by the overall design of the boiler and the type of fuel burnt in it. Boiler manufacturers and users face a difficult choice in selecting materials to fight these problems. Inexpensive and easily worked metals, unfortunately, offer little resistance to the types of wear experienced in boilers, while alloys which are resistant to erosion and corrosion are very costly as well as being difficult to form and join. This paper presents a number of ways in which these material losses and related costs in boiler systems can be reduced by application of thermally sprayed coatings which lead to significant increases in service life. The selection of the coating material and of the correct deposition process can, today, be based on the results of laboratory tests (elevated temperature corrosion and erosion), small scale in-situ test coatings and on full scale FBC boiler protection coating utilization. Practical examples are given of thermal spray coatings which have been successfully applied to different kinds of FBC boilers including those burning coal, waste (chemical, industrial, household) and wood chips. The paper describes the procedures for applying coatings to boiler components, the properties of the resulting coatings and how best to select coating materials for use in some specific wear and corrosion environmentals. In addition, future trends in the utilization of thermally sprayed coatings are discussed.

Gustafsson, S.; Steine, H.T. [Eutectic and Castolin, Lausanne (Switzerland); Ridgway, W.F. [Eutectic and Castolin, New York, NY (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

169

Corrosion in HVDC valve cooling systems  

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Stainless steel couplings in the main cooling water pipes of HVDC thyristor valves have been in use since 1983, with an overall satisfactory behavior. However, some water leakage due to corrosion below the sealing O-rings of the couplings was observed during 1992. An extensive investigation and follow-up worldwide showed a direct correlation between water quality and the corrosion rate of the stainless steel couplings. Recommendations are given about actions to be taken in order to maintain a long lifetime for the fine water systems.

Jackson, P.O.; Abrahamsson, B.; Gustavsson, D.; Igetoft, L.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

X-Ray Characterization of Diesel Sprays and the Effects of Nozzle...  

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Sprays and the Effects of Nozzle Geometry X-Ray Characterization of Diesel Sprays and the Effects of Nozzle Geometry 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference...

171

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve bioprosthesis Sample Search...  

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of Biomechanics 34 (2001) 12791289 A nonlinear anisotropic model for porcine aortic heart valves Summary: of porcine aortic valve leaflet has potentially significant effects on...

172

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve insufficiency Sample Search...  

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insufficiency Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve Summary: Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve an experimental...

173

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve reconstruction Sample Search...  

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reconstruction Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve Summary: Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve an experimental...

174

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic disc valve Sample Search Results  

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Hannover Collection: Biology and Medicine 2 Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve Summary: Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve an experimental...

175

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve prostheses Sample Search Results  

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... Source: Collection: Engineering 2 Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve Summary: and aortic valve prostheses as well as give directions for improvement...

176

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve morphology Sample Search Results  

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Toronto Collection: Engineering ; Biology and Medicine 2 Mechanobiology of the Aortic Heart Valve Jonathan T. Butcher1 Summary: Review: Mechanobiology of the Aortic Heart Valve...

177

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve interstitial Sample Search...  

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Toronto Collection: Engineering ; Biology and Medicine 2 Mechanobiology of the Aortic Heart Valve Jonathan T. Butcher1 Summary: Review: Mechanobiology of the Aortic Heart Valve...

178

E-Print Network 3.0 - absent pulmonary valve Sample Search Results  

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Science 3 Insertion of Heart Valves by Catheterization Design Team Summary: treatment (patch) results in degenerated pulmonary heart valves. Open-heart surgery is expensive,...

179

Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Spray Simulations  

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Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Spray Simulations ... That deviates from general assumptions and is probably the consequence of the large nozzle diameter. ... Numerous trials gave the best results for the pretuned C1, C2, and C3 values using following parameters and appropriate coefficients in the following expressions: where ?f is fuel density [kg/m3], ?f is fuel viscosity [mPa s], ?f is fuel surface tension [N/mm], tinj stands for injection time [ms], pave is average injection pressure [MPa], sq = pave/pmax (squarness), Qc represents fueling [mm3/cycle], and n is pump speed [1/min]. ...

Primoz Pogorevc; Breda Kegl; Leopold Skerget

2008-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

180

Classification of heart valve condition using acoustic measurements  

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Prosthetic heart valves and the many great strides in valve design have been responsible for extending the life spans of many people with serious heart conditions. Even though the prosthetic valves are extremely reliable, they are eventually susceptible to long-term fatigue and structural failure effects expected from mechanical devices operating over long periods of time. The purpose of our work is to classify the condition of in vivo Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave (BSCC) heart valves by processing acoustic measurements of heart valve sounds. The structural failures of interest for Bscc valves is called single leg separation (SLS). SLS can occur if the outlet strut cracks and separates from the main structure of the valve. We measure acoustic opening and closing sounds (waveforms) using high sensitivity contact microphones on the patient`s thorax. For our analysis, we focus our processing and classification efforts on the opening sounds because they yield direct information about outlet strut condition with minimal distortion caused by energy radiated from the valve disc.

Clark, G. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1994-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing pressure loss of large diameter check valves  

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Transcend Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in the use of computer simulation to optimize existing equipment and system designs, was approached by Mannesmann Demag AG, Moenchengladbach, Germany to optimize the design of its DRV-B check valve. In one of the first applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology to valve design, the pressure loss coefficient (K) of the DRV-B valve was lowered to 0.40--0.50 for valve sizes NPS48--NPS12, the lowest possible level for this type of valve. The flow efficiency is three times better than that of the earlier design. As a result, the optimized Mannesmann Demag DRV-B check valve provides a dramatic reduction in operating cost, particularly in transmission service where natural gas is transported over long distances. The reduced pressure loss saves compressor fuel cost. For the optimized valve, the incremental compressor fuel cost is reduced to 1.5-times the capital cost of the valve calculated over a 20-year Life Cycle Cost (LCC) period.

NONE

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Home Fruit Spray Schedule Education Center & Info LIne  

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is followed, trees and small fruit plants should be reasonably free from insect and disease injury. This spray certain aphids, mites, scales, and pear psyllas on fruit trees. Copper soap (copper octanoate and situations where supplementary sprays or sanitation may be helpful. Diseases Black Knot of Plum and Cherry

New Hampshire, University of

183

Processing of prosthetic heart valve sounds for classification. Revision 1  

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People with serious heart conditions have had their expected life span extended considerably with the development of the prosthetic heart valve especially with the great strides made in valve design. Even though the designs are extremely reliable, the valves are mechanical and operating continuously over a long period, therefore, structural failures can occur due to fatigue. Measuring heart sounds non-invasively in a noisy environment puts more demands on the signal processing to extract the desired signals from the noise. In this paper the authors discuss acoustical signal processing techniques developed to process noisy heart valve sounds measured by a sensitive, surface contact microphone and used for the eventual classification of the valve.

Candy, J.V.; Jones, H.E.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Processing of Prosthetic Heart Valve Sounds from Anechoic Tank Measurements  

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People with serious cardiac problems have had their life span extended with the development of the prosthetic heart valve. However, the valves operate continuously at approximately 39 million cycles per year and are therefore subject to structural failures either by faulty design or material fatigue. The development of a non-invasive technique using an acoustic contact microphone and sophisticated signal processing techniques has been proposed and demonstrated on limited data sets. In this paper we discuss an extension of the techniques to perform the heart valve tests in an anechoic like. Here the objective is to extract a ''pure'' sound or equivalently the acoustical vibration response of the prosthetic valves in a quiet environment. The goal is to demonstrate that there clearly exist differences between values which have a specific mechanical defect known as single leg separation (SLS) and non-defective valves known as intact (INT). We discuss the signal processing and results of anechoic acoustic measurements on 50 prosthetic valves in the tank. Finally, we show the results of the individual runs for each valve, point out any of the meaningful features that could be used to distinguish the SLS from INT and summarize the experiments.

Candy, J V; Meyer, A W

2001-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

185

Manual HVOF thermal spray repair of nickel aluminum bronze castings  

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Manual high velocity oxyfuel (HVOF) thermal spray repairs were accomplished on a large nickel aluminum bronze propeller castings. The repairs were done on three different configurations of surface defects of up to 100 square inches and as deep as 90 mils. Nickel aluminum bronze alloy powder, sieve sized for the HVOF process, was sprayed. High quality, high coating density, repairs were achieved even on porous areas of the castings. Prior to performance of the repairs, a procedure was qualified in accordance with MIL-STD-1687 and a mock-up simulating the repair was produced. After HVOF spraying of the mock-up, the sprayed surface was sanded, milled, and drilled to determine how finishing of the actual castings would be done. After successful procedure qualification, the HVOF equipment was moved to the job site, metal masking was devised for the spray areas and grit blasting and manual HVOF spraying was done. Results of HVOF coating chemical analyses, bend tests, coating tensile bond strength tests, coating microscopic examinations, and mock-up evaluations are reported along with the spray procedures and techniques used in the repairs.

Brenna, R.T.; McCaw, R.L.; Pugh, J.L.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

186

Progress on Searching Optimal Thermal Spray Parameters for Magnesium Silicide Gaosheng Fu1  

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coatings prepared by Atmospheric Plasma Spray (APS), and Vacuum Plasma Spray (VPS) are presented. Seebeck, including Atmospheric Plasma Spray (APS) and Vacuum Plasma Spray (VPS) were applied to fabricate Mg2Si] and Tani[8] used spark plasma sintering and got maximum ZT of 0.86 at 862K with Bi doped Mg2Si

Zuo, Lei

187

Analysis of a Third-Generation Princeton Tri-leaflet Mechanical Heart Valve  

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Analysis of a Third-Generation Princeton Tri-leaflet Mechanical Heart Valve Michael Hsu Advisor heart valve · Static analysis of leaflet under uniform pressure of 10 MPa Summer Objectives · Find Heart valve disease · Over 5 million affected · Over 225,000 valve- replacement surgeries performed

Petta, Jason

188

Noninvasive valve monitor using constant magnetic and/or DC electromagnetic field  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

One or more sources of steady magnetic field are carefully located on the outside of a valve body. The constant magnetic field is transmitted into the valve body and valve internals. A magnetic field detector carefully located on the outside of the valve body detects the intensity of the magnetic field at its location. As the position of a valve internal part is changed, there is an alteration in the magnetic field in the valve, and a consequent change in the detected magnetic field. Changes in the detected signal provide an indication of the position and motion of the valve internals.

Casada, D.A.; Haynes, H.D.

1993-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

189

Nonlinear springs with applications to flow regulation valves and mechanisms  

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This thesis focuses on the application of nonlinear springs for fluid flow control valves where geometric constraints, or fabrication technologies, limit the use of available solutions. Types of existing nonlinear springs ...

Freeman, David Calvin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Friction and Wear Reduction in Diesel Engine Valve Trains  

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commercial exhaust valve * Surface damage from 20,000 impacts displays micro-welding, plastic deformation, and transfer. 9 Managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy...

191

Mechanisms of Oxidation-Enhanced Wear in Diesel Exhaust Valves...  

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of wear oxidation microstructures of alloys Fe-, Ni-, Co-alloys h T h i h v Combined plastic deformation, wear, and oxidation on both valve and seat surfaces 6 Managed by...

192

Production-Intent Lost-Motion Variable Valve Actuation Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Variable valve actuation with on/off IEGR pre-bump is an enabling technology for HCCI, PCCI, LTC and other advanced combustion techniques, and designs for production-intent equipment have been developed

193

Spin-valve photodiode Ian Appelbaum,a)  

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Spin-valve photodiode Ian Appelbaum,a) D. J. Monsma, K. J. Russell, V. Narayanamurti, and C. M using internal photoemission to generate hot electrons in magnetic multilayer Schottky photodiodes

Russell, Kasey

194

Thermal runaway of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries  

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Valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries that have aged on a float charge at constant voltage occasionally suffer from thermal runaway. Operating conditions for a VRLA battery have been simulated by changing th...

Junmei Hu; Yonglang Guo; Xuechou Zhou

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Investigation of valve plate in water hydraulic axial piston motor  

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This paper has introduced the developments of water hydraulic axial piston equipments. According to the effects of physico-chemical properties of water on water hydraulic components, a novel valve plate for water

Song-Lin Nie Ph.D; Zhuang-Yun Li

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

International Environmental Agreements: Emissions trade, safety valves and escape clauses  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5 Escape clauses versus safety valves 13 6 Review of "standard model" of IEAs 14 6.1 Dynamics The effect of emissions trade on IEA participation 17 7.1 Ex ante heterogenous countries

Karp, Larry S.

197

Electric actuation of a surface controlled subsea safety valve  

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to the conversion of many components from hydraulic operation to electric. Therefore, it is the purpose of this report to detail and propose an engineering solution to the electrical conversion of a surface controlled subsea safety valve (SCSSV). Preliminary...

Bartlett, Timothy Joseph

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

198

Energy Savings Potential of Process Control Valve Replacement  

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candidates for savings. A feasibility study of retrofitting a pipeline flow control system, currently operating with a constant speed pump and differential producing, modulating control valve, with a variable speed drive is presented. This case study...

Holzenthal, L. Jr.

199

Rain on the Roof-Evaporative Spray Roof Cooling  

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This paper describes evaporative spray roof cooling systems, their components, performance and applications in various climates and building types. The evolution of this indirect evaporative cooling technique is discussed. Psychrometric and sol...

Bachman, L. R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Integrated Design and Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Generator Using Thermal Spray  

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Presents progress in cost-effective thermoelectric generator fabrication by thermal spraying of thermoelectric materials and other functional layers directly onto automotive exhaust pipes with enhanced performance, durability, and heat transfer

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201

Interaction of particles with carrier gas in HVOF spraying systems  

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Several designs of high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal spray systems have been created during the last ... coatings comparable in quality to detonation (D-gun) coatings. This paper presents numerical analysi...

E. Kadyrov; Y. Evdokimenko; V. Kisel; V. Kadyrov

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Signal processing of Shiley heart valve data for fracture detection  

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Given digital acoustic data emanating from the heart sounds of the beating heart measured from laboratory sheep with implanted Bjoerk-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valves, it is possible to detect and extract the opening and closing heart beats from the data. Once extracted, spectral or other information can then obtained from the heartbeats and passed on to feature extraction algorithms, neutral networks, or pattern recognizers so that the valve condition, either fractured or intact, may be determined.

Mullenhoff, C.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Signal processing of Shiley heart valve data for fracture detection  

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Given digital acoustic data emanating from the heart sounds of the beating heart measured from laboratory sheep with implanted Bjoerk-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valves, it is possible to detect and extract the opening and closing heart beats from the data. Once extracted, spectral or other information can then obtained from the heartbeats and passed on to feature extraction algorithms, neural networks, or pattern recognizers so that the valve condition, either fractured or intact, may be determined.

Mullenhoff, C.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Sizing safety valve vent pipes for saturated steam  

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A generalized procedure based on pressure and entropy as independent variables is used to calculate choked flow conditions at the valve orifice, valve pipe outlet and vent pipe outlet. At the third location, the results are independent of whether flow in the vent pipe is supersonic or subsonic. An integral method is used to calculate the vent pipe length required to choke the flow. 16 refs.

Brandmaier, H.E.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Low-temperature spray ponds: performance evaluation and prediction  

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LOW-TEMPERATURE SPRAY PONDS: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND PREDICTION A Thesis by PHILIP DWAN KERIG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May... 1980 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering LOW-TEMPERATURE SPRAY PONDS: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND PREDICTION A Thesis by PHILIP DWAN KERIG Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Member) (Member) (Hea...

Kerig, Philip Dwan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

206

Valving for controlling a fluid-driven reciprocating apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pair of control valve assemblies for alternately actuating a pair of fluid-driven free-piston devices by using fluid pressure communication therebetween. Each control valve assembly is switched by a pressure signal depending on the state of its counterpart's piston. The communication logic is arranged to provide overlap of the forward strokes of the pistons, so that at least one of the pair will always be pressurized. Thus, uninterrupted pumping of liquid is made possible from a pair of free-piston pumps. In addition, the speed and frequency of piston stroking is entirely dependent on the mechanical power load applied. In the case of a pair of pumps, this enables liquid delivery at a substantially constant pressure over the full range of flow rates, from zero to maximum flow. Each of the valve assemblies uses an intake-exhaust valve and a signal valve with the signal valve of one pump being connected to be pressure responsive to the piston of the opposite cylinder or pump.

Whitehead, John C. (Davis, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Valving for controlling a fluid-driven reciprocating apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pair of control valve assemblies is described for alternately actuating a pair of fluid-driven free-piston devices by using fluid pressure communication therebetween. Each control valve assembly is switched by a pressure signal depending on the state of its counterpart`s piston. The communication logic is arranged to provide overlap of the forward strokes of the pistons, so that at least one of the pair will always be pressurized. Thus, uninterrupted pumping of liquid is made possible from a pair of free-piston pumps. In addition, the speed and frequency of piston stroking is entirely dependent on the mechanical power load applied. In the case of a pair of pumps, this enables liquid delivery at a substantially constant pressure over the full range of flow rates, from zero to maximum flow. Each of the valve assemblies uses an intake-exhaust valve and a signal valve with the signal valve of one pump being connected to be pressure responsive to the piston of the opposite cylinder or pump. 15 figs.

Whitehead, J.C.

1995-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

208

A spray-suppression model for turbulent combustion  

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A spray-suppression model that captures the effects of liquid suppressant on a turbulent combusting flow is developed and applied to a turbulent diffusion flame with water spray suppression. The spray submodel is based on a stochastic separated flow approach that accounts for the transport and evaporation of liquid droplets. Flame extinguishment is accounted for by using a perfectly stirred reactor (PSR) submodel of turbulent combustion. PSR pre-calculations of flame extinction times are determined using CHEMKIN and are compared to local turbulent time scales of the flow to determine if local flame extinguishment has occurred. The PSR flame extinguishment and spray submodels are incorporated into Sandia's flow fire simulation code, VULCAN, and cases are run for the water spray suppression studies of McCaffrey for turbulent hydrogen-air jet diffusion flames. Predictions of flame temperature decrease and suppression efficiency are compared to experimental data as a function of water mass loading using three assumed values of drop sizes. The results show that the suppression efficiency is highly dependent on the initial droplet size for a given mass loading. A predicted optimal suppression efficiency was observed for the smallest class of droplets while the larger drops show increasing suppression efficiency with increasing mass loading for the range of mass loadings considered. Qualitative agreement to the experiment of suppression efficiency is encouraging, however quantitative agreement is limited due to the uncertainties in the boundary conditions of the experimental data for the water spray.

DESJARDIN,PAUL E.; TIESZEN,SHELDON R.; GRITZO,LOUIS A.

2000-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

209

Characterization of YSZ solid oxide fuel cells electrolyte deposited by atmospheric plasma spraying and low pressure plasma spraying  

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Yttria doped zirconia has been widely used as electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Plasma spraying is a cost-effective process to...2O3 stabilized ZrO2...(YSZ) layer was deposited by low press...

C. Zhang; H. L. Liao; W. Y. Li; G. Zhang; C. Coddet

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Proceedings of the 8th National Thermal Spray Conference Sept. 11-15 1995 Houston, Texas THE INFLUENCE OF NOZZLE DESIGN ON HVOF SPRAY PARTICLE VELOCITY AND  

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THE INFLUENCE OF NOZZLE DESIGN ON HVOF SPRAY PARTICLE VELOCITY AND TEMPERATURE C.M. Hackett and G.S. Settles of HVOF nozzle gas dynamics on spray particle velocity and temperature, which are expected to influence. In addition, HVOF spray particle acceleration and heating are numerically modeled, and these results

Settles, Gary S.

211

Valves - current operating experience of slurry valves (block and letdown) in coal liquefaction processes. Third quarter report  

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This paper summarizes the recent letdown and block valve experience in the liquefaction pilot plants. Also included is a brief description of the research and development activities on valves which are conducted in supporting laboratories. The purpose of the summary is to concentrate on critical component problems common to all liquefaction plants, to avoid duplication of efforts, and to help provide timely solutions to the valve problems. The main source of information used in this paper is the Minutes of the Critical Component and Materials Meeting which is sponsored by the Office of Coal Processing, Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. Other sources of information such as the technical progress reports are also included based on availability and relevance to topics covered in this paper. It is intended that this report will be followed by updates as pertinent information concerning valves becomes available. In the subsequent sections of this paper a brief outline of past valve studies is given as background material followed by a summary of the most recent valve operating experience at the liquefaction plants.

NONE

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Engine including hydraulically actuated valvetrain and method of valve overlap control  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An exhaust valve control method may include displacing an exhaust valve in communication with the combustion chamber of an engine to an open position using a hydraulic exhaust valve actuation system and returning the exhaust valve to a closed position using the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly. During closing, the exhaust valve may be displaced for a first duration from the open position to an intermediate closing position at a first velocity by operating the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly in a first mode. The exhaust valve may be displaced for a second duration greater than the first duration from the intermediate closing position to a fully closed position at a second velocity at least eighty percent less than the first velocity by operating the hydraulic exhaust valve actuation assembly in a second mode.

Cowgill, Joel (White Lake, MI)

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

213

System and method for controlling hydraulic pressure in electro-hydraulic valve actuation systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A control system for an engine includes a first lift control module and a second lift control module. The first lift control module increases lift of M valves of the engine to a predetermined valve lift during a period before disabling or re-enabling N valves of the engine. The second lift control module decreases the lift of the M valves to a desired valve lift during a period after enabling or re-enabling the N valves of the engine, wherein N and M are integers greater than or equal to one.

Brennan, Daniel G; Marriott, Craig D; Cowgill, Joel; Wiles, Matthew A; Patton, Kenneth James

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

214

Thermomechanical processing of plasma sprayed intermetallic sheets  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A powder metallurgical process of preparing a sheet from a powder having an intermetallic alloy composition such as an iron, nickel or titanium aluminide. The sheet can be manufactured into electrical resistance heating elements having improved room temperature ductility, electrical resistivity, cyclic fatigue resistance, high temperature oxidation resistance, low and high temperature strength, and/or resistance to high temperature sagging. The iron aluminide has an entirely ferritic microstructure which is free of austenite and can include, in weight %, 4 to 32% Al, and optional additions such as .ltoreq.1% Cr, .gtoreq.0.05% Zr .ltoreq.2% Ti, .ltoreq.2% Mo, .ltoreq.1% Ni, .ltoreq.0.75% C, .ltoreq.0.1% B, .ltoreq.1% submicron oxide particles and/or electrically insulating or electrically conductive covalent ceramic particles, .ltoreq.1% rare earth metal, and/or .ltoreq.3% Cu. The process includes forming a non-densified metal sheet by consolidating a powder having an intermetallic alloy composition such as by roll compaction, tape casting or plasma spraying, forming a cold rolled sheet by cold rolling the non-densified metal sheet so as to increase the density and reduce the thickness thereof and annealing the cold rolled sheet. The powder can be a water, polymer or gas atomized powder which is subjecting to sieving and/or blending with a binder prior to the consolidation step. After the consolidation step, the sheet can be partially sintered. The cold rolling and/or annealing steps can be repeated to achieve the desired sheet thickness and properties. The annealing can be carried out in a vacuum furnace with a vacuum or inert atmosphere. During final annealing, the cold rolled sheet recrystallizes to an average grain size of about 10 to 30 .mu.m. Final stress relief annealing can be carried out in the B2 phase temperature range.

Hajaligol, Mohammad R. (Midlothian, VA); Scorey, Clive (Cheshire, CT); Sikka, Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN); Deevi, Seetharama C. (Midlothian, VA); Fleischhauer, Grier (Midlothian, VA); Lilly, Jr., A. Clifton (Chesterfield, VA); German, Randall M. (State College, PA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Classification of prosthetic heart valve sounds. A parametric approach  

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People with heart problems have had their lives extended considerably with the development of the prosthetic heart valve. Great strides have been made in the development of the valves through the use of improved materials as well as efficient mechanical designs. However, since the valves operate continuously over a long period, structural failures can occur-even though they are relatively uncommon. Here the development of techniques to classify the valve either as having intact struts or as having a separated strut, commonly called single leg separation, is discussed. In this paper the signal processing techniques employed to extract the required signals/parameters are briefly reviewed and then it is shown how they can be used to simulate a synthetic heart valve database for eventual Monte Carlo testing. Next, the optimal classifier is developed under assumed conditions and its performance is compared to that of an adpative-type classifier implemented with a probabilistic neural network. Finally, the adaptive classifier is applied to a data set and its performance is analyzed. Based on synthetic data it is shown that excellent performance of the classifiers can be achieved implying a potentially robust solution to this classification problem. 21 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

Candy, J.V.; Jones, H.E. [Univ. of California, Livermore, CA (United States)]|[Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Measuring while drilling apparatus mud pressure signal valve  

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This patent describes a measurement while drilling system for borehole drilling having a downhole instrument connectable in a drill string of a rotary drilling rig including apparatus to sense geological and geophysical parameters and a valve apparatus to pulse modulate drilling fluid flowing in the drill string. A surface apparatus is connected to a drilling fluid flow conductor for extracting intelligence carrying information from the modulated drilling fluid. An improved valve apparatus is described comprising: (a) a drilling fluid flow pulse modulating pressure pulse valve member longitudinally, movably mounted in a body member and movable from a retracted position substantially removed from the drilling fluid flow and an extended position disposed at least partially within the drilling fluid flow thereby temporarily restricting drilling fluid flow within the drill string; and (b) the pulse valve member is a tubular member having a lower end portion displaceable from the body member into the drilling fluid and an upper end portion with opposed fluid pressure force areas thereon being in fluid communication with the drilling fluid flow such that forces due to the drilling fluid acting on the pressure pulse valve member are balanced in a longitudinal direction.

Peppers, J.M.; Shaikh, F.A.

1986-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

217

High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel Thermal Spray of Fe-Based Amorphous Alloy: a Numerical and Experimental Study  

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High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel Thermal Spray of Fe-Basedusing a high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) spray processstructure. [12] High velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal

Ajdelsztajn, L.; Dannenberg, J.; Lopez, J.; Yang, N.; Farmer, J.; Lavernia, E. J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Drive piston assembly for a valve actuator assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A drive piston assembly is provided that is operable to selectively open a poppet valve. The drive piston assembly includes a cartridge defining a generally stepped bore. A drive piston is movable within the generally stepped bore and a boost sleeve is coaxially disposed with respect to the drive piston. A main fluid chamber is at least partially defined by the generally stepped bore, drive piston, and boost sleeve. First and second feedback chambers are at least partially defined by the drive piston and each are disposed at opposite ends of the drive piston. At least one of the drive piston and the boost sleeve is sufficiently configured to move within the generally stepped bore in response to fluid pressure within the main fluid chamber to selectively open the poppet valve. A valve actuator assembly and engine are also provided incorporating the disclosed drive piston assembly.

Sun, Zongxuan (Troy, MI)

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

219

Advanced Research in Diesel Fuel Sprays Using X-rays from the...  

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

Research in Diesel Fuel Sprays Using X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source Advanced Research in Diesel Fuel Sprays Using X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source 2003 DEER...

220

Impact of Sea Spray on AirSea Fluxes. Part II: Feedback Effects  

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This paper presents estimations for the transfer of momentum, heat, and water mass between the air and the sea. The results from Lagrangian stochastic simulations of sea spray drops (see Part I), along with two sea spray generation functions, are ...

James A. Mueller; Fabrice Veron

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

E-Print Network 3.0 - air fuel spray Sample Search Results  

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and distribution of fuel drops in the spray field, fuel-air mixing... and amount of pollution are of importance in the combustion process. The fuel spray characteristics play......

222

The role of wind waves and sea spray in airsea interaction  

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The role of wind waves and sea spray in air­sea interaction Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de and moisture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.3.1 Sea spray and outer regions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.3.2 The role of viscosity

Haak, Hein

223

Fuel Injection and Spray Research Using X-Ray Diagnostics | Department...  

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Injection and Spray Research Using X-Ray Diagnostics Fuel Injection and Spray Research Using X-Ray Diagnostics 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies...

224

An iterative algorithm for model-based predictive control of an electro-pneumatic valve actuator  

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The benefits of utilizing camless valve actuations for internal combustion engines are primarily due to their ability of significantly improving engine performance. There are mainly three kinds of camless valve actuators: electro-magnetic, electro-hydraulic, ...

Guoming G. Zhu; Jia Ma; Harold Schock

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve stenosis Sample Search Results  

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valve is the most common cause for aortic stenosis. Risk... without such risk factors (Peltier et al., 2003). Regardless of the etiology of the aortic valve stenosis... with an ......

226

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve area Sample Search Results  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart Valve Summary: fluid velocity and aortic valve opening area (AVA) at each age. These...

227

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic heart valve Sample Search Results  

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heart valve Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aortic heart valve Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Non-Invasive Evaluation of Opening and...

228

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve regurgitation Sample Search...  

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regurgitation Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Interaction between the mitral and aortic heart valve Summary: or regurgitation. In 2001, of all valve diseases in the left ventricle,...

229

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve thickening Sample Search Results  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart Valve Summary: of a normal, healthy valve thicken and become less extensible over...

230

Effect of respiration on Doppler parameters of normal tricuspid porcine bioprosthetic valves  

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The Doppler indexes of tricuspid porcine bioprosthetic valves were evaluated in twelve patients without clinical and two-dimensional echocardiographic evidence of valve dysfunction. Peak and mean pressure grad...

Bernard Cosyns; Guy van Camp; Alain Friart

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Development and introduction of wire for engine valve springs in VAZ  

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Valve springs (inner and outer) are critical parts of a car and therefore should meet stringent requirements with respect to their endurance and elastic properties. Results of work on introducing wire for valv...

V. G. Azizbekyan; R. M. Gaizullin; M. D. Kopyl

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking In Thick  

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Advanced Materials » Advanced Materials » Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking In Thick Protective Coatings A method for applying a protective coating on an article. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Spray Shadowing For Stress Relief And Mechanical Locking In Thick Protective Coatings A method for applying a protective coating on an article, comprising the following steps: selecting an article with a surface for applying a coating thickness; creating undercut grooves on the article, where the grooves depend beneath the surface to a bottom portion with the grooves having an upper width on the surface and a lower width on the bottom portion connected by side walls, where at least one of the side walls connects the

233

Water Consumption from Freeze Protection Valves for Solar Water Heating Systems  

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Conference paper regarding research in the use of freeze protection valves for solar domestic water heating systems in cold climates.

Burch, J.; Salasovich, J.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Piping retrofit reduces valve-damaging flow vibration  

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This article describes how excessive flow-induced vibration was escalating safety relief valve maintenance at an alarming pace until simple piping modifications eliminated the problem. Public Service Co. of Colorado's (PSCO) Cherokee Station Unit 4 had been experiencing excessive hot and cold reheat safety valve maintenance. From 1990 through 1993, expenditures exceeded $150,000, including a complete refurbishing in 1990. Furthermore, from 1990 to 1992 the incurred costs of contracting VR certificate repairs accumulated to more than $50,000. Such exorbitant maintenance costs were unique among PSCO's generating system.

Webb, M.; Ellenberger, P.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of valve failure problems in LWR power plants  

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An analysis of component failures from information in the computerized Nuclear Safety Information Center (NSIC) data bank shows that for both PWR and BWR plants the component category most responsible for approximately 19.3% of light water reactor (LWR) power plant shutdowns. This investigation by Burns and Roe, Inc. shows that the greatest cause of shutdowns in LWRs due to valve failures is leakage from valve stem packing. Both BWR plants and PWR plants have stem leakage problems (BWRs, 21% and PWRs, 34%).

None

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Science and Engineering A297 (2001) 235243 Plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings: anisotropic elastic and  

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anisotropic elastic stiffnesses and thermal conductivities of the plasma sprayed ceramic coatingMaterials Science and Engineering A297 (2001) 235­243 Plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings: anisotropic are derived. © 2001 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved. Keywords: Thermal spray; Elastic properties

Sevostianov, Igor

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EFFECTS OF WATER SPRAYS AND SCRUBBER EXHAUST ON FACE METHANE CONCENTRATIONS  

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methane levels. KEYWORDS Ventilation, water sprays, methane, coal mining, dust scrubber INTRODUCTIONChapter 65 EFFECTS OF WATER SPRAYS AND SCRUBBER EXHAUST ON FACE METHANE CONCENTRATIONS Ch.D. Taylor-mounted scrubber and water sprays can reduced methane levels at the face. The current research was conducted

Saylor, John R.

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Mechanical properties of WC10Co cemented carbides sintered from nanocrystalline spray conversion processed powders  

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Mechanical properties of WC±10Co cemented carbides sintered from nanocrystalline spray conversion as the spray conversion process [2]. The WC particle sizes in powders fabricated by the spray conversion: microstructural parameters such as WC grain size, Co mean free path and WC/WC contiguity; chemical factors

Hong, Soon Hyung

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Wear and wear mechanism simulation of heavy-duty engine intake valve and seat inserts  

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A silicon-chromium alloy frequently used for heavy-duty diesel engine intake valves was tested against eight different insert materials with a valve seat wear simulator. Wear resistance of these combinations was ranked. For each test, the valve seat temperature was controlled at approximately 510 C, the number of cycles was 864,000 (or 24 h), and the test load was 17,640 N. The combination of the silicon-chromium valve against a cast iron insert produced in the least valve seat wear, whereas a cobalt-base alloy insert produced the highest valve seat wear. In the overall valve seat recession ranking, however, the combination of the silicon-chromium valve and an iron-base chromium-nickel alloy insert had the least total seat recession, whereas the silicon-chromium valve against cobalt-base alloy, cast iron, and nickel-base alloy inserts had significant seat recession. Hardness and microstructure compatibility of valve and insert materials are believed to be significant factors in reducing valve and insert wear. The test results indicate that the mechanisms of valve seat and insert wear are a complex combination of adhesion and plastic deformation. Adhesion was confirmed by material transfer, while plastic deformation was verified by shear strain (or radial flow) and abrasion. The oxide films formed during testing also played a significant role. The prevented direct metal-to-metal contact and reduced the coefficient of friction on seat surfaces, thereby reducing adhesive and deformation-controlled wear.

Wang, Y.S.; Narasimhan, S.; Larson, J.M.; Schaefer, S.K. [Eaton Corp., Marshall, MI (United States). Engine Components Operations] [Eaton Corp., Marshall, MI (United States). Engine Components Operations

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Worcester 1 Inch Solenoid Actuated Gas Operated VPS System Ball Valve  

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1 inch Gas-operated full-pod ball valve incorporates a solenoid and limit switches as integral park of the actuator. The valve is normally open and fails safe to the closed position. The associated valve position switch is class GS.

MISKA, C.R.

2000-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Pumps, pipes and valves: The heart of a system  

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This is a guide to suppliers of pumps, pipes and valves for construction or repair of hazardous materials. The article contains a compilation of the suppliers/manufacturers and how to contact them, the corrosion resistance of the component, whether double-secondary containment is available, and the material used to construct the component.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ON CONDITION MONITORING OF EXHAUST VALVES IN MARINE DIESEL ENGINES  

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is to seal during the compression stroke, thereby providing maximum #12; combustion pressure for maximum seat and thereby provide scavenge (from scavenge air system) of the polluted air in the cylinder and fresh air intake for the following compression and combustion. Valve burn­through, or leakage, can

Mosegaard, Klaus

243

NOZZLE FUZZY CONTROLLER OF AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING ROBOT AIMING  

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spraying system with machine-vision guidance and adjust able yaw nozzles was studied by Giles D the shortcomings of existing nozzle control system, such as the long regulation time, the higher overshoot and so was designed as a 2- inputs&1-output closed-loop system. The inputs are the distance from nozzle to crop row

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Effective Parameters in Axial Injection Suspension Plasma Spray Process  

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Effective Parameters in Axial Injection Suspension Plasma Spray Process of Alumina-structured coatings with metastable phases using significantly smaller particles as compared to conventional thermal, an alumina/ 8 wt.% yttria-stabilized zirconia was deposited by axial injection SPS process. The effects

Medraj, Mamoun

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Lattice Boltzmann spray-like fluids G. Falcucci1  

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epl draft Lattice Boltzmann spray-like fluids G. Falcucci1 , S. Chibbaro2,3 S. Succi2 , X. Shan4. - The effects of the competition between short-range attraction and mid-range repulsion in lattice Boltzmann-potential- Lattice-Boltzmann (LB) method, developed over a decade ago by Shan and Chen (SC) [13]. This method has

Chibbaro, Sergio

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Crystalline structure and physical properties of ship superstructure spray ice  

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...ice accretion on a ship, and the properties...result of the integrated effects of spray frequency...seaworthiness by its effects on ship centre of gravity and...various locations on the ship. It also has a large effect upon the ultimate strength...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QUANTIFICATION OF HEAT FLUX FROM A REACTING THERMITE SPRAY  

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Characterizing the combustion behaviors of energetic materials requires diagnostic tools that are often not readily or commercially available. For example, a jet of thermite spray provides a high temperature and pressure reaction that can also be highly corrosive and promote undesirable conditions for the survivability of any sensor. Developing a diagnostic to quantify heat flux from a thermite spray is the objective of this study. Quick response sensors such as thin film heat flux sensors can not survive the harsh conditions of the spray, but more rugged sensors lack the response time for the resolution desired. A sensor that will allow for adequate response time while surviving the entire test duration was constructed. The sensor outputs interior temperatures of the probes at known locations and utilizes an inverse heat conduction code to calculate heat flux values. The details of this device are discussed and illustrated. Temperature and heat flux measurements of various thermite spray conditions are reported. Results indicate that this newly developed energetic material heat flux sensor provides quantitative data with good repeatability.

Eric Nixon; Michelle Pantoya

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactivity of fly ashes in a spray dryer FGD process  

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During the period 1981-1982, a study was performed to determine the ability of various fly ashes to retain sulfur dioxide in a pilot plant spray dryer/fabric filter flue gas desulfurization system. This knowledge would provide design engineers with the necessary data to determine whether the fly ash from a particular utility could be used as an effective supplement or substitute for slaked lime in a spray dryer system. The study commenced with the collection of 22 fly ashes from lignite, subbituminous, and bituminous eastern and western coals. The ashes were contacted with the flue gas entering the pilot plant by two different techniques. In the first, the ashes were slurried in water and injected into the spray dryer through a spinning disk atomizer. In the second, the ashes were injected as a dry additive into the flue gas upstream of the spray dryer. Analyses were conducted to determine the ability of each ash to retain sulfur dioxide in the system followed by statistical correlations of the sulfur retention with the physical/chemical properties of each ash. 17 references, 32 figures, 19 tables.

Davis, W.T.; Reed, G.D.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of valley meteorology on forest pesticide spraying  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted this study for the Missoula Technology and Development Center of the US Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. The purpose of the study was to summarize recent research on valley meteorology during the morning transition period and to qualitatively evaluate the effects of the evolution of valley temperature inversions and wind systems on the aerial spraying of pesticides in National Forest areas of the western United States. Aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides in forests of the western United States is usually accomplished in the morning hour after first light, during the period known to meteorologists as the morning transition period.'' This document describes the key physical processes that occur during the morning transition period on undisturbed days and the qualitative effects of these processes on the conduct of aerial spraying operations. Since the timing of valley meteorological events may be strongly influenced by conditions that are external to the valley, such as strong upper-level winds or the influence of clouds on the receipt of solar energy in the valley, some remarks are made on the qualitative influence of these processes. Section 4 of this report suggests ways to quantify some of the physical processes to provide useful guidance for the planning and conduct of spraying operations. 12 refs., 9 figs.

Whiteman, C.D.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of ultrafast computed tomography of highly transient fuel sprays  

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-generation automotive internal combustion engines.1 Among these is gasoline direct-injection (GDI) technology, which has. In a combustion system employing GDI, the fuel is directly injected into the combustion chamber instead of the air, the fuel efficiency can be greatly improved. Therefore, detailed analyses of the fuel sprays in the GDI

Gruner, Sol M.

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Alternative Heat Recovery Options for Single-Stage Spray Dryers  

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describes an analysis performed at a milk products plant, where a spray dryer is used to produce powdered milk. Discussed approaches include air-to-air and air-liquid-air recuperates. Key issues include heat recovery potential, capital costs, overall payback...

Wagner, J. R.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Droplets Behavior of Hollow-Cone Spray in a Non-Condensable Environment  

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The characteristics of droplets in a water hollow-cone spray from nozzles 1.1 mm and 3.6 mm in diameter in an air environment have been investigated experimentally. The dual phase Doppler anemometry (PDA) system was used to measure the size and two velocity components of individual spherical particles. The liquid spray geometry, including spray breakup length and spray angle were also obtained experimentally. The mechanism and the influence of these parameters on a hollow cone spray flow were described. (authors)

Minoru Takahashi; Shin-ichi Kitagawa [Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152 (Japan); Suizheng Qiu [Xi'an Jiaotong University, No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049 (China)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plastic-lined valves are virtually trouble-free in caustic, acid pipelines  

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Chevron renovated the naphthenic acid plant, part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Refinery of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., in mid-1979. They installed plastic-lined valves in the caustic and acid water piping systems. The valves combine the excellent sealing characteristics of a plug valve with the minimal rotary contact surface and low pressure drop of a butterfly valve. The valve has a molded-in-place PTFE liner resistant to abrasives and corrosives at temperatures of 450/sup 0/F, and is rated for pressures from full vacuum to 150 psi.

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1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nondestructive evaluation of silicon-nitride ceramic valves from engine duration test.  

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In this study, we investigated impact and wear damage in silicon-nitride ceramic valves that were subjected to an engine duration test in a natural-gas engine. A high-speed automated laser-scattering system was developed for the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of 10 SN235P silicon-nitride valves. The NDE system scans the entire valve surface and generates a two-dimensional scattering image that is used to identify location, size and relative severity of subsurface damage in the valves. NED imaging data were obtained at before and at 100 and 500 hours of the engine duration test. The NDE data were analyzed and compared with surface photomicrographs. Wear damage was found in the impact surface of all valves, expecially for exhaust valves. However, the NDE examination did not detect subsurface damage such as cracks or spalls in these engine-tested valves.

Sun, J. G.; Trethewey, J. S.; Vanderspiegle, N. N.; Jensen, J. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division; Caterpillar, Inc.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Removable check valve for use in a nuclear reactor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A removable check valve for interconnecting the discharge duct of a pump and an inlet coolant duct of a reactor core in a pool-type nuclear reactor. A manifold assembly is provided having an outer periphery affixed to and in fluid communication with the discharge duct of the pump and has an inner periphery having at least one opening therethrough. A housing containing a check valve is located within the inner periphery of the manifold. The upper end of the housing has an opening in alignment with the opening in the manifold assembly, and seals are provided above and below the openings. The lower end of the housing is adapted for fluid communication with the inlet duct of the reactor core.

Dunn, Charlton (Calabasas, CA); Gutzmann, Edward A. (Simi Valley, CA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Simulation and Paint Thickness Measurement for Robotic Spray Painting  

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A method and a computer program are developed for modeling of spray painting process, simulation of robotic spray painting, off-line programming of industrial robots and paint thickness measurement for painting of curved surfaces. The computer program enables the user to determine the painting strategies, parameters and paths. Surface models of the parts that are to be painted are obtained by using a CAD software. For paint thickness measurements, probe of the coating thickness measurement gage is attached to the wrist of the robot by using a feedback/safety adapter designed and manufactured for this purpose. Thicknesses are measured and transferred to the computer automatically. Then, obtained thickness data is processed and comparisons between simulated and measured thicknesses are made.

M.A. Sahir ARIKAN; Tuna BALKAN

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon Tools for Fuel Spray Studies in Aerospace Propulsion Systems  

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Tools for Fuel Spray Studies in Aerospace Tools for Fuel Spray Studies in Aerospace Propulsion Systems Kuo-Cheng Lin, 1 Campbell D. Carter, 2 and Stephen A. Schumaker 3 1 Taitech, Inc., 1430 Oak Court, Suite 301, Beavercreek, OH 45430, USA; 2 Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433, USA; 3 Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, CA 93524, USA Fuel injection plays an important role in establishing stable and efficient combustion inside the combustor of a liquid-fueled aerospace propulsion system. Depending on the application of interest, fuel injection conditions range from high-speed crossflows in the air-breathing propulsion systems to quiescent environments with extremely high pressures in the rocket engines. In addition to the typical liquid

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CFD?Phenomenological Diesel Spray Analysis under Evaporative Conditions  

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CFD?Phenomenological Diesel Spray Analysis under Evaporative Conditions ... Despite their great uncertainties compared to the experimental studies, numerical simulations permit carrying out extensive parametric studies, isolating every single variable involved in the general process at any point in time and at any position in physical space. ... The thermodynamic codes assume that the cylinder charge is uniform in both composition and temperature, at all times during the cycle. ...

J. M. Desantes; X. Margot; J. M. Pastor; M. Chavez; A. Pinzello

2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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A WEAR MODEL FOR DIESEL ENGINE EXHAUST VALVES  

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The work summarized here comprises the concluding effort of a multi-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Vehicle Technologies. It supports the development of a better understanding of advanced diesel engine designs in which enhanced power density, energy efficiency, and emissions control place increasing demands upon the durability of engine materials. Many kinds of metallic alloys are used in engines depending on the operating stresses, temperatures, and chemical environments. Exhaust valves, for example, are subjected to high temperatures and repetitive surface contacts that place demands on durability and frictional characteristics of the materials. Valves must continue to seal the combustion chamber properly for thousands of hours of cyclic engine operation and under varying operating conditions. It was the focus of this effort to understand the wear processes in the valve-seat area and to develop a model for the surface deformation and wear of that important interface. An annotated bibliography is provided to illustrate efforts to understand valve wear and to investigate the factors of engine operation that affect its severity and physical manifestation. The project for which this modeling effort was the final task, involved construction of a high-temperature repetitive impact test system as well as basic tribology studies of the combined processes of mechanical wear plus oxidation at elevated temperatures. Several publications resulted from this work, and are cited in this report. The materials selected for the experimental work were high-performance alloys based on nickel and cobalt. In some cases, engine-tested exhaust valves were made available for wear analysis and to ensure that the modes of surface damage produced in experiments were simulative of service. New, production-grade exhaust valves were also used to prepare test specimens for experimental work along with the other alloy samples. Wear analysis of valves and seats run for hundreds of hours in heavy-duty diesels provided insights into the kinds of complexity that the contact conditions in engines can produce, and suggested the physical basis for the current approach to modeling. The model presented here involves four terms, two representing the valve response and two for its mating seat material. The model's structure assumes that wear that takes place under a complex combination of plastic deformation, tangential shear, and oxidation. Tribolayers form, are removed, and may reform. Layer formation affects the friction forces in the interface, and in turn, the energy available to do work on the materials to cause wear. To provide friction data for the model at various temperatures, sliding contact experiments were conducted from 22 to 850 C in a pin-on-disk apparatus at ORNL. In order to account for the behavior of different materials and engine designs, parameters in all four terms of the model can be adjusted to account for wear-in and incubation periods before the dominant wear processes evolve to their steady-state rates. For example, the deformation rate is assumed to be maximum during the early stages of operation, and then, due to material work-hardening and the increase in nominal contact area (which reduces the load per unit area), decreases to a lower rate at long times. Conversely, the rate of abrasion increases with time or number of cycles due to the build-up of oxides and tribo-layers between contact surfaces. The competition between deformation and abrasion results in complex, non-linear behavior of material loss per cycle of operation. Furthermore, these factors are affected by valve design features, such as the angle of incline of the valve seat. Several modeling scenarios are presented to demonstrate how the wear profile versus number of cycles changes in response to: (a) different relative abrasion rates of the seat and valve materials, (b) the friction coefficient as a function of temperature, (c) the relative deformation contribution of valve and seat materials, and (d) an interruption in the dominant we

Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated spray cleaning using flammable solvents in a glovebox environment  

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The Clean Air Act Amendments that have phased out the use of ozone depleting solvents (ODS) have given the precision cleaning industry a challenge that they must respond to if they are to continuously and economically improve quality of service. The phase out of the ozone depleting solvents has forced industry to look to solvents such as alcohol, terpenes and other flammable solvents to perform the critical cleaning processes. These solvents are not as efficient as their ODS counterparts in terms of soil loading, cleaning time and drying when used in standard cleaning processes such as manual sprays or ultrasonic baths. They also require special equipment designs to meet part cleaning specifications and operator safety requirements. This paper describes a cleaning system that incorporates the automated spraying of flammable solvents to effectively perform precision cleaning processes. The prototype workcell under development uses a robot that sprays Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and terpene at pressures ranging to 600 psi in a glovebox environment. Key to the projects success was the development of software that controls the robotic system and automatically generates robotic cleaning paths from three dimensional CAD models of the items to be cleaned. Also key to the success of this prototype development is FM approval of the process and associated hardware which translates directly into operator and facilities safety.

McKee, R.; Meirans, L.; Watterberg, P.; Drotning, W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spray-Formed Tooling with Micro-Scale Features  

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Molds, dies, and related tooling are used to shape many of the plastic and metal components we use every day at home and work. Traditional mold-making practices are labor and capital equipment intensive, involving multiple machining, benching and heat treatment operations. Spray forming is an alternative method to manufacture molds and dies. The general concept is to atomize and deposit droplets of a tooling alloy onto a pattern to form a thick deposit while imaging the patterns shape, surface texture and details. Unlike conventional machining, this approach can be used to fabricate tooling with micro-scale surface features. This paper describes a research effort to spray form molds and dies that are used to image micro-scale surface textures into polymers. The goal of the study is to replicate textures that give rise to superhydrophobic behavior by mimicking the surface structure of highly water repellent biological materials such as the lotus leaf. Spray conditions leading to high transfer fidelity of features into the surface of molded polymers will be described. Improvements in water repellency of these materials was quantified by measuring the static contact angle of water droplets on flat and textured surfaces.

Kevin McHugh

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational simulation of liquid-fuelled HVOF thermal spraying  

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Liquid-fuelled high-velocity oxygenfuel (HVOF) thermal spraying systems are gaining more attentions due to their advantage of producing denser coatings in comparison to their gas-fuelled counterparts. The flow through a HVOF gun is characterized by a complex array of thermodynamic phenomena involving combustion, turbulence and compressible flow. Advanced computational models have been developed to gain insight to the thermochemical processes of thermal spraying, however little work has been reported for the liquid-fuelled systems. This investigation employs a commercial finite volume CFD code to simulate the flow field through the most widely used liquid-fuel HVOF gun, JP5000 (Praxair, US). By combining numerical combustion and discrete phase models the turbulent spray flame is captured and the development of supersonic gas flow is revealed. The flow field is thoroughly examined by adjusting the nozzle throat diameter and combustion chamber size. The influence of fuel droplet size on the flame shame shape and combusting gas flow is also examined.

H. Tabbara; S. Gu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots | Department of  

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EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99. The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99. An image intensified camera system captured an image of the simulated debris material in dark conditions. An image intensified camera system captured an image of the simulated debris material in dark conditions. The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99.

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New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots | Department of  

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New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99. The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99. An image intensified camera system captured an image of the simulated debris material in dark conditions. An image intensified camera system captured an image of the simulated debris material in dark conditions. The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99.

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Technology Reinvestment Program/Advanced ``Zero Emission'' Control Valve (Phase II)  

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The objectives of this effort are to determine, develop and demonstrate the feasibility of significantly reducing the cost and expanding the applications for a family of Advanced Zero Emissions Control Valves that meets the fugitive emissions requirements of the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. This program is a direct technology spin-off from the valve technology that is critical to the US Navy's Nuclear Powered Fleet. These zero emissions valves will allow the Hydrocarbon and Chemical Processing Industries, etc., to maintain their competitiveness and still meet environmental and safety requirements. Phase 2 is directed at refining the basic technologies developed during Phase 1 so that they can be more readily selected and utilized by the target market. In addition to various necessary certifications, the project will develop a full featured digital controller with ``smart valve'' growth capability, expanding valve sizes/applications and identifying valve materials to permit applications in severe operational environments.

J. Napoleon

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The selection and maintenance of valves for the control of fugitive emissions  

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The pulp and paper industry has long needed valves that (a) have extremely low stem leakage when they are new and (b) need little or no maintenance to retain that low leakage over their service life. The EPA fugitive emission regulations provide additional impetus for the pulp and paper industry to buy such valves and for the valve and packing industry to produce such valves. Even if particular operations are not covered by the fugitive emissions regulations, it is--and always has been--in a mill's best interest to have valves whose stems don't leak and need little or no maintenance to prevent that leakage. The paper gives some recommendations on how to meet that objective: selection the right packing materials; apply the right amount of stress to the packing; install the packing correctly; and use rotary valves where practical.

Dresch, C. (NIBCO Inc., Elkhart, IN (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computations of high-pressure steam flow in the turbine bypass valve  

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The objective of the present study is to investigate the steam flow behavior through the high-pressure turbine bypass valve. Efforts have mainly been directed at investigating the process of steam flow and property variations aforementioned bypass valve as well as to obtain correlations between the flow rate and the valve opening ratio. Modeling of the high-pressure turbulent steam flow was performed on a three-dimensional non-staggered grid system by employing the finite volume method and by solving the three-dimensional, turbulent, compressible Navier-Stokes, and energy equations. Through this research, numerous data have been acquired and analyzed. These efforts enable one to obtain a correlation data set for the valve opening versus flow rate coefficient of the valve. One of the significant accomplishments is to use the model presented here to further improve a design of a turbine bypass flow valve.

Amano, R.S.; Draxler, G.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a thyristor valve for next generation 500kV HVDC transmission systems  

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A high voltage thyristor valve is the basic component of an HVDC transmission system. Development of a 500kV valve for next generation HVDC transmission systems is described. First, the power loss of the valve is analyzed to decide a reasonable wafer size for the light triggered thyristor. From these results, a six inch diameter wafer size is selected. The light triggered thyristor, with ratings of 8kV and 3.5kA, is developed using the six inch wafer. The designing of the valve employing the thyristor and test results with the prototype valve prove that a 500kV valve can be realized by the design method.

Hasegawa, T. [Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Osaka (Japan)] [Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Osaka (Japan); Yamaji, K. [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Takamatsu (Japan)] [Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Takamatsu (Japan); Irokawa, H. [Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)] [Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Shirahama, H.; Tanaka, C.; Akabane, K.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Velocity and Deposition Efficiency in the Cold Spray Process  

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Copper powder was sprayed by the cold-gas dynamic method. In-flight particle velocities were measured with a laser-two-focus system as a function of process parameters such as gas temperature, gas pressure, and powder feed rate. Particle velocities were uniform in a relatively large volume within the plume and agreed with theoretical predictions. The presence of the substrate was found to have no significant effect on particle velocities. Cold-spray deposition efficiencies were measured on aluminum substrates as a function of particle velocity and incident angle of the plume. Deposition efficiencies of up to 95% were achieved. The critical velocity for deposition was determined to be about 640 meters per second. This work investigates both the in-flight characteristics of copper particles in a supersonic cold-spray plume and the build-up of the subsequent coating on aluminum substrates. Velocities were found to be relatively constant within a large volume of the plume. Particle counts dropped off sharply away from the central axis. The presence of a substrate was found to have no effect on the velocity of the particles. A substantial mass-loading effect on the particle velocity was observed; particle velocities begin to drop as the mass ratio of powder to gas flow rates exceeds 3%. The measured variation of velocity with gas pressure and pre-heat temperature was in fairly good agreement with theoretical predictions. Helium may be used as the driving gas instead of air in order to achieve higher particle velocities for a given temperature and pressure. Coating deposition efficiencies were found to increase with particle velocity and decrease with gun- substrate angle. There did not appear to be any dependence of the deposition efficiency on coating thickness. A critical velocity for deposition of about 640 mk appears to fit the data well. The cold-spray technique shows promise as a method for the deposition of materials which are thermally sensitive or may experience rapid oxidation under typical thermal spray conditions. High deposition efficiencies are achievable for certain coating-substrate conditions. Work remains to determine the material and microstructural properties which govern the coating process.

Dykhuizen, R.C.; Gilmore, D.L.; Neiser, R.A.; Roemer, T.J.; Smith, M.F.

1998-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

270

Spray atomization characteristics of a GDI injector equipped with a group-hole nozzle  

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Abstract The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the spray characteristics of a group-hole nozzle in terms of spray behavior and atomization process in comparison to the characteristics of a single-hole nozzle as reference. Spray visualization and PDPA (phase Doppler particle analyzer) experiments were performed using a GDI adjustable injector, which can adopt a different type of nozzle at free spray conditions. By analyzing the spray development behavior and distribution of droplet velocity and diameter based on a time series, and comparing these results with that of a single-hole nozzle, the effects of the group-hole nozzle on the spray characteristics in a GDI injection were elucidated. Experimental results showed that the development processes of spray behavior from a group-hole nozzle were similar to that of the single-hole nozzle. Both the sprays had similar spray tip penetration and dispersion at the same stages of development. However, owing to the constant spray momentum from a spray interaction, the spray behavior from the group-hole nozzle seemed to be more stable than that of the single-hole nozzle. In terms of the averaged droplet size, the group-hole nozzle held an advantage over the single-hole nozzle in decreasing Sauter mean diameter (SMD) by approximately 2?m. In addition, in comparison to the spatial distribution of droplet diameter and velocity between them, it can be confirmed that the group-hole nozzle has strong effects on reduction in diameter as well as rapid dispersion of droplet due to active air entrainment. These atomization characteristics are considered as an important advantages for improving mixture formation in GDI engine.

Sanghoon Lee; Sungwook Park

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Spray Combustion Cross-Cut Engine Research  

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Presentation given by Sandia National Laboratories at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about spray conbustion...

272

Modeling and Control of High-Velocity Oxygen-Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spray: A Tutorial Review  

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vs. Fuzzy Logic: Simple Tools to Predict and Control Complexfuzzy logic (Ref 73, 74). For the HVOF thermal spray process, a feedback control

Li, Mingheng; Christofides, Panagiotis D.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Microstructure and tensile properties of spray formed gamma Ti48.9at.%Al  

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Until now only a limited number of spray forming experiments on TiAl were reported, and the mechanical data of sprayed material of these alloys are rather rare. In this paper, the application of the EIGA-technique (Electrode Induction Melting Gas Atomization) for spray forming of binary Ti48.9Al(at.%) is reported. Sprayed deposits, obtained under near optimum conditions are tensile tested at room temperature and microstructurally characterized. The results are compared to similar alloys obtained by other process routes.

Liu, K.W. [GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht (Germany)] [GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht (Germany); [Univ. of Science and Technology, Beijing (China). State Kay Lab for Advanced Metals and Materials; Gerling, R.; Schimansky, F.P. [GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht (Germany)] [GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht (Germany)

1999-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

274

E-Print Network 3.0 - arc spray deposition Sample Search Results  

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Acta mater. 49 (2001) 15651575 www.elsevier.comlocateactamat Summary: AlY bond coat and atmospheric plasma spray (APS) zirconia top coat were deposited onto a nickel...

275

E-Print Network 3.0 - azelastine nasal spray Sample Search Results  

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supplements Nasal spray... Pain relievers, including aspirin Cold remedies, including cough syrup, ... Source: Lu, Guoiqng - Department of Biology, University of Nebraska-Omaha...

276

Experimental study on macroscopic spray characteristics after impingement in a slit-type GDI injector  

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In this paper, an experimental study on the wall-impinging spray of the slit-type GDI injector is presented. To examine the effects...

C. H. Lee; K. H. Lee

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Numerical and experimental analysis of spray atomization characteristics of a GDI injector  

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In this study, numerical and experimental analysis on the spray atomization characteristics of a GDI injector is performed. For numerical approach,...

Sung Wook Park; Hyung Jun Kim; Chang Sik Lee

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Failure Modes and Causes for Swing and Lift Type Check Valves  

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Prior to the recent work performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) relative to nuclear industry check valve performance, no information was readily available regarding the...

279

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve sclerosis Sample Search Results  

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aortic valve disease... 21 ... Source: Simmons, Craig A. - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto Collection: Engineering ; Biology and...

280

NUPRO process vent/MCO check valve - prevent backflow from process vent into MCO  

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NUPRO process vent/MCO check valve - prevent backflow from process vent into MCO CGI-SNF-D-30-3-P4-040.

VAN KATWIJK, C.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve surgery Sample Search Results  

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Medicine ; Chemistry 2 A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart Valve Summary: A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart...

282

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve calcium Sample Search Results  

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; Biology and Medicine 2 Inhibition of aortic wall calcification in bioprosthetic heart valves by ethanol pretreatment: Biochemical and Summary: Inhibition of aortic wall...

283

E-Print Network 3.0 - active infective valve Sample Search Results  

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Summary: Non-invasive assessment of leaflet deformation and mechanical properties in heart valve tissue... -invasive assessment of leaflet deformation and mechanical properties...

284

E-Print Network 3.0 - ahmed valve implantation Sample Search...  

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Collection: Engineering ; Materials Science ; Biology and Medicine 3 Insertion of Heart Valves by Catheterization Design Team Summary: procedure for surgeons to implant heart...

285

E-Print Network 3.0 - autologous pulmonary valves Sample Search...  

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Ecole Polytechnique, Centre de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 2 Autologous Heart Valve Tissue Engineering CIP-DATA LIBRARY TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN Summary:...

286

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve implantation Sample Search...  

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and Medicine ; Chemistry 3 Inhibition of aortic wall calcification in bioprosthetic heart valves by ethanol pretreatment: Biochemical and Summary: , Comparison of...

287

Means for positively seating a piezoceramic element in a piezoelectric valve during inlet gas injection  

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A piezoelectric valve in a gas delivery system includes a piezoceramic element bonded to a valve seal and disposed over a valve seat, and retained in position by an O-ring and a retainer; an insulating ball normally biased by a preload spring against the piezoceramic element; an inlet gas port positioned such that upon admission of inlet gas into the valve, the piezoceramic element is positively seated. The inlet gas port is located only on the side of the piezoceramic element opposite the seal. 3 figs.

Wright, K.E.

1994-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

288

Means for positively seating a piezoceramic element in a piezoelectric valve during inlet gas injection  

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A piezoelectric valve in a gas delivery system includes a piezoceramic element bonded to a valve seal and disposed over a valve seat, and retained in position by an O-ring and a retainer; an insulating ball normally biased by a preload spring against the piezoceramic element; an inlet gas port positioned such that upon admission of inlet gas into the valve, the piezoceramic element is positively seated. The inlet gas port is located only on the side of the piezoceramic element opposite the seal.

Wright, Kenneth E. (Yardley, PA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Flexible, reusable fiberglass insulation tailored to fit valves, heat exchangers  

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About 120,000 bbl/day of crude oil are refined into gasoline at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Robinson, IL. Built in the early part of the century, the Robinson refinery has been continually updated and modernized in response to improving technology. To control heat loss on some of the unusually shaped and previously uninsulated process equipment, Marathon engineering personnel initiated a program to systematically evaluate and insulate these pieces of equipment. Primarily, over 500 valves and heat exchanger heads were losing heat which had been estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. The plant performed on-site evaluations of several types of removable insulation covers. The primary differences and deciding factors were in construction detail - particularly in the fasteners. Marathon chose lace-up fastening insulation covers because plant evaluation found them to be the best. Also the manufacturer agreed to provide tailor-made covers for all of the valves and heat exchanger heads. Service from the manufacturer through an insulation contractor located in Robinson was also a plus. The local contractor, working in conjunction with the manufacturer, conducted an in-plant survey that confirmed the already mentioned heat loss cost in the $100,000s range. It was also determined that an equipment temperature somewhere between 150 and 200/sup 0/F was the lowest temperature at which to economically install insulation. Marathon has been pleased with the performance of the insulation covers which reduce heat loss and, as an incidental benefit, provide personnel safety from hot surfaces. An important benefit has been the removability and reusability of the insulation, particularly advantageous on valves and heat exchangers the require frequent access.

Gockenbach, L.G.; Singleton, D.; Toy, D.A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Spray Foam Exterior Insulation with Stand-Off Furring  

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IBACOS, in collaboration with GreenHomes America, was contracted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to research exterior wall insulation solutions. This research investigated cost-effective deep energy retrofit (DER) solutions for improving the building shell exterior while achieving a cost-reduction goal, including reduced labor costs to reach a 50/50 split between material and labor. The strategies included exterior wall insulation plus energy upgrades as needed in the attic, mechanical and ventilation systems, and basement band joist, walls, and floors. The work can be integrated with other home improvements such as siding or window replacement. This strategy minimizes physical connections to existing wall studs, encapsulates existing siding materials (including lead paint) with spray foam, and creates a vented rain screen assembly to promote drying. GreenHomes America applied construction details created by IBACOS to a test home. 2x4 framing members were attached to the wall at band joists and top plates using 'L' clips, with spray foam insulating the wall after framing was installed. Windows were installed simultaneously with the framing, including extension jambs. The use of clips in specific areas provided the best strength potential, and 'picture framing' the spray foam held the 2x4s in place. Short-term testing was performed at this house, with monitoring equipment installed for long-term testing. Testing measurements will be provided in a later report, as well as utility impact (before and after), costs (labor and materials), construction time, standard specifications, and analysis for the exterior wall insulation strategy.

Herk, A.; Baker, R.; Prahl, D.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Cooling of hot gases by use of a spray tower  

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no effort to collect perfoz. mance data while main- taining the spray at the adiabatic saturation temperature of the air. In the experiments discussed herein, this was done in order to both improve the potential accuracy of the data and to simplify... at the entrance and at th. . throat oi' the venturi were connected by rubber tubing to a sensitive Meziam Company Yodel GP-5 inclined manometer, The maximum r. ading of this gauge was three inches of water while the cali- brationn intervals were 0. 02...

Pendleton, Elmer Lee

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

292

Development of spray coated cathodes for RITS-6.  

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This report documents work conducted in FY13 to conduct a feasibility study on thermal spray coated cathodes to be used in the RITS-6 accelerator in an attempt to improve surface uniformity and repeatability. Currently, the cathodes are coated with colloidal silver by means of painting by hand. It is believed that improving the cathode coating process could simplify experimental setup and improve flash x-ray radiographic performance. This report documents the experimental setup and summarizes the results of our feasibility study. Lastly, it describes the path forward and potential challenges that must be overcome in order to improve the process for creating uniform and repeatable silver coatings for cathodes.

Simpson, Sean; Leckbee, Joshua J.; Miller, Stephen Samuel

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Method and apparatus for atomization and spraying of molten metals  

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A method and device for dispersing molten metal into fine particulate spray, the method comprises applying an electric current through the molten metal and simultaneously applying a magnetic field to the molten metal in a plane perpendicular to the electric current, whereby the molten metal is caused to form into droplets at an angle perpendicular to both the electric current and the magnetic field. The device comprises a structure for providing a molten metal, appropriately arranged electrodes for applying an electric current through the molten metal, and a magnet for providing a magnetic field in a plane perpendicular to the electric current. 11 figs.

Hobson, D.O.; Alexeff, I.; Sikka, V.K.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

294

Front surface thermal property measurements of air plasma spray coatings  

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A front-surface measurement for determining the thermal properties of thermal barrier coatings has been applied to air plasma spray coatings. The measurement is used to determine all independent thermal properties of the coating simultaneously. Furthermore, with minimal requirements placed on the sample and zero sample preparation, measurements can be made under previously impossible conditions, such as on serviceable engine parts. Previous application of this technique was limited to relatively thin coatings, where a one-dimensional heat transfer model is applied. In this paper, the influence of heat spreading on the measurement of thicker coatings is investigated with the development of a two-dimensional heat transfer model.

Bennett, Ted; Kakuda, Tyler [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-5070 (United States); Kulkarni, Anand [Siemens Energy, Orlando, Florida 32826-2399 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

295

E-Print Network 3.0 - al-al2o3 cold spray Sample Search Results  

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(2001) Cryogen Spray Cooling: Effects of Droplet Size... and Spray Density on Heat Removal Brian M. Pikkula, BS, Jorge H. Torres, MD. PhD, James W. Tunnell, BS... and...

296

Characterization of coal-water slurry fuel sprays generated by an electronically-controlled accumulator fuel injector.  

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??Experiments have been completed to characterize coal-water slurry sprays generated by an electronically-controlled accumulator fuel injection system for a diesel engine. The sprays were injected (more)

Payne, Stephen Ellis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Characterization of coal-water slurry fuel sprays generated by an electronically-controlled accumulator fuel injector  

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Experiments have been completed to characterize coal-water slurry sprays generated by an electronically-controlled accumulator fuel injection system for a diesel engine. The sprays were injected into a pressurized chamber equipped with quartz...

Payne, Stephen Ellis

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

298

Adaptive Robust Control of Programmable Valves with Manufacturer Supplied Flow Mapping Only  

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and final tracking accuracy. In addition, real-time adaptation is used to reduce the degree of modelling-in and meter-out orifices [2], [3], [4] through valves number 1,2 and 4,5; and ii) enabling the precise control is the significant modelling error. The cartridge valves are of fast response and low cost but low accuracy

Yao, Bin

299

System for detecting operating errors in a variable valve timing engine using pressure sensors  

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A method and control module includes a pressure sensor data comparison module that compares measured pressure volume signal segments to ideal pressure volume segments. A valve actuation hardware remedy module performs a hardware remedy in response to comparing the measured pressure volume signal segments to the ideal pressure volume segments when a valve actuation hardware failure is detected.

Wiles, Matthew A.; Marriot, Craig D

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

300

Potential Viability of a Fast-Acting Micro-Solenoid Valve for Pulsed Detonation Fuel Injection  

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current (A) k spring constant (kg/s2 ) Ll flux leakage inductance (H) L(, x) non-linear coil inductance (H-load conditions, indicating the ability of spring- return micro-valves to function reliably at high frequencies) m mass of movable valve core and spring assembly (kg) n integer number of successive (positive

Texas at Arlington, University of

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MOTION PLANNING CONTROL OF THE AIRPATH OF AN S.I. ENGINE WITH VALVE  

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MOTION PLANNING CONTROL OF THE AIRPATH OF AN S.I. ENGINE WITH VALVE TIMING ACTUATORS T. Leroy , J, France Abstract: We address the control of the airpath of a turbocharged S.I. engine equipped with Variable Valve Timing actuators (VVT). Compared to standard configurations, the engine does not possess any

302

Journal of Biomechanics 34 (2001) 12791289 A nonlinear anisotropic model for porcine aortic heart valves  

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Journal of Biomechanics 34 (2001) 1279­1289 A nonlinear anisotropic model for porcine aortic heart finite element model for porcine heart valves. The model is based on the uniaxial experimental data of porcine aortic heart valve leaflet and the properties of nonlinear composite material. A finite element

Luo, Xiaoyu

303

Microfluidic very large scale integration (mVLSI) with integrated micromechanical valves{  

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Microfluidic very large scale integration (mVLSI) with integrated micromechanical valves{ Ismail40258k Microfluidic chips with a high density of control elements are required to improve device and accessible high-density microfluidic chips, we have fabricated a monolithic PDMS valve architecture

Quake, Stephen R.

304

ESTIMATION OF EXHAUST MANIFOLD PRESSURE IN TURBOCHARGED GASOLINE ENGINES WITH VARIABLE VALVE TIMING  

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ESTIMATION OF EXHAUST MANIFOLD PRESSURE IN TURBOCHARGED GASOLINE ENGINES WITH VARIABLE VALVE TIMING in turbocharged gasoline engines with variable valve timing requires knowledge of exhaust mani- fold pressure, Pe control systems for gasoline engines rely heavily on feedforward air-fuel ratio (A/F) control to meet

Grizzle, Jessy W.

305

The superconducting spin valve and triplet superconductivity I.A. Garifullin a,n  

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The superconducting spin valve and triplet superconductivity I.A. Garifullin a,n , P.V. Leksin s t r a c t A review of our recent results on the spin valve effect is presented. We have used coefficient DF and the exchange splitting I of the conduction band in the F layer [1]. For pure Fe the value

Fominov, Yakov

306

Proceedings of the 2nd symposium on valves for coal conversion and utilization  

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The 2nd symposium on valves for coal conversion and utilization was held October 15 to 17, 1980. It was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, in cooperation with the Valve Manufacturers Association. Seventeen papers have been entered individually into EDB and ERA. (LTN)

Maxfield, D.A. (ed.)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Memory effect and temperature behavior in spin valves with and without antiferromagnetic subsystems  

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Memory effect and temperature behavior in spin valves with and without antiferromagnetic subsystems Temperature behavior and memory effect in standard spin valves SV and SVs with synthetic antiferromagnetic Co/Ru/Co SV-SAF subsystems have been studied. SV-SAFs show much better temperature stability. Memory effect

Xiao, John Q.

308

Atomization and Sprays, 19(9):885903, 2009 ASSESSMENT OF ATOMIZATION MODELS  

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, as well as detailed measurements for evaporating sprays. The data include spray penetration, axial velocity, liquid mass distribution, cone angle, Sauter mean diameter, and vapor penetration. Simulations a detailed comparison of predictions with x-ray and optical measurements. The effect of rate of injection

Aggarwal, Suresh K.

309

LES/probability density function approach for the simulation of an ethanol spray flame  

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LES/probability density function approach for the simulation of an ethanol spray flame Colin Heye a an experimental pilot-stabilized ethanol spray flame. In this particular flame, droplet evaporation occurs away: Large-eddy simulation; Probability density function; Flamelet/progress variable approach; Ethanol

Raman, Venkat

310

Heat transfer through a water spray curtain under the effect of a strong radiative source  

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Heat transfer through a water spray curtain under the effect of a strong radiative source P. Boulet - mail Pascal.Boulet@lemta.uhp-nancy.fr Keywords : heat transfer, radiative transfer, vaporization, convection, water spray Abstract Heat transfer inside a participating medium, made of droplets flowing in gas

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

311

Trajectory Optimization of Spray Painting Robot Based on Adapted Genetic Algorithm  

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Due to the complex geometry of free-form surfaces, generating optimization trajectories of spray gun to satisfy paint uniformity requirement is still a challenge. A quadratic function of the paint deposition rate on a plane was proposed according to ... Keywords: trajectory optimization, spray painting robot, genetic algorithm

Fa-zhong Li; De-an Zhao; Gui-hua Xie

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Light intensity and image visualization of GDI injector sprays according to nozzle hole arrangements  

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Abstract The light intensity measurement and image visualization of multi-hole injection spray due to different hole arrangements and hole numbers were investigated. The light intensities and behavior characteristics of the GDI spray were analyzed through the axial and diagonal spray penetration, cone angle, and spray area from the spray images by using the image visualization system and image analysis system. The atomization performance of GDI injectors was analyzed by the local and overall Sauter mean diameter (SMD) measurement. It is revealed that the higher injection pressure shows higher light intensity levels due to the strong vortices and collision by a high injection pressure. The light intensity level at the outer and end region of the spray shows lower value compared to that at the center spray region. In all of test injectors, the increased injection pressure leads to the decrease of the droplet size distribution in the initial spray. But, there is little difference of the droplet size at low and high injection pressure in middle and latter period after the injection. The overall SMD of GDI injectors showed from 14 to 23.14?m.

Hyung Jun Kim; Su Han Park; Chang Sik Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Hydraulically actuated fuel injector including a pilot operated spool valve assembly and hydraulic system using same  

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The present invention relates to hydraulic systems including hydraulically actuated fuel injectors that have a pilot operated spool valve assembly. One class of hydraulically actuated fuel injectors includes a solenoid driven pilot valve that controls the initiation of the injection event. However, during cold start conditions, hydraulic fluid, typically engine lubricating oil, is particularly viscous and is often difficult to displace through the relatively small drain path that is defined past the pilot valve member. Because the spool valve typically responds slower than expected during cold start due to the difficulty in displacing the relatively viscous oil, accurate start of injection timing can be difficult to achieve. There also exists a greater difficulty in reaching the higher end of the cold operating speed range. Therefore, the present invention utilizes a fluid evacuation valve to aid in displacement of the relatively viscous oil during cold start conditions.

Shafer, Scott F. (Morton, IL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Diamond Jet Hybrid HVOF Thermal Spray:? Rule-Based Modeling of Coating Microstructure  

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This paper focuses on the computational modeling and simulation of the microstructure of coatings produced by an industrial high-velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray process (Diamond Jet hybrid gun, Sulzer Metco, Westbury, NY). ... 1 Featured with a high gas/particle velocity and a relatively low gas/particle temperature when compared with plasma spraying, HVOF thermal spray is a powerful tool for the fabrication of coatings of metals, cermets, and composites. ... To improve coating repeatability and process performance, much experimental work has been done in the past decade to study the effects of key process parameters, such as the gas flow rate, fuel/oxygen ratio, and spray distance, on the physical and mechanical properties of HVOF thermally sprayed coatings. ...

Dan Shi; Mingheng Li; Panagiotis D. Christofides

2004-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

315

Two-phase flow characteristics in multiple orifice valves  

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This work presents an experimental investigation on the characteristics of two-phase flow through multiple orifice valve (MOV), including frictional pressure drop and void fraction. Experiments were carried out using an MOV with three different sets of discs with throat thickness-diameter ratios (s/d) of 1.41, 1.66 and 2.21. Tests were run with air and water flow rates ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 m{sup 3}/h, respectively. The two-phase flow patterns established for the experiment were bubbly and slug. Two-phase frictional multipliers, frictional pressure drop and void fraction were analyzed. The determined two-phase multipliers were compared against existing correlations for gas-liquid flows. None of the correlations tested proved capable of predicting the experimental results. The large discrepancy between predicted and measured values points at the role played by valve throat geometry and thickness-diameter ratio in the hydrodynamics of two-phase flow through MOVs. A modification to the constants in the two-phase multiplier equation used for pipe flow fitted the experimental data. A comparison between computed frictional pressure drop, calculated with the modified two-phase multiplier equation and measured pressure drop yielded better agreement, with less than 20% error. (author)

Alimonti, Claudio [Sapienza University of Rome, Department ICMA, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Roma (Italy); Falcone, Gioia; Bello, Oladele [The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A and M University, 3116 TAMU, Richardson Building, College Station, TX 77843 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

316

Fluid-driven reciprocating apparatus and valving for controlling same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A control valve assembly for alternately actuating a pair of fluid-driven free-piston devices by using fluid pressure communication therebetween. Each control valve is switched by a pressure signal depending on the state of its counterpart's piston. The communication logic is arranged to provide overlap of the forward strokes of the pistons, so that at least one of the pair will always be pressurized. Thus, uninterrupted pumping of liquid is made possible from a pair of free-piston pumps. In addition, the speed and frequency of piston stroking is entirely dependent on the mechanical power load applied. In the case of a pair of pumps, this enables liquid delivery at a substantially constant pressure over the full range of flow rates, from zero to maximum flow. One embodiment of the invention utilized two pairs of fluid-driven free-piston devices whereby a bipropellant liquid propulsion system may be operated, so as to provide continuous flow of both fuel and oxidizer liquids when used in rocket applications, for example.

Whitehead, John C. (Davis, CA); Toews, Hans G. (East Aurora, NY)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Mathematical modelling of Inconel 718 particles in HVOF thermal spraying  

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High velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal spray technology is able to produce very dense coating without over-heating powder particles. The quality of coating is directly related to the particle parameters such as velocity, temperature and state of melting or solidification. In order to obtain this particle data, mathematical models are developed to predict particle dynamic behaviour in a liquid fuelled high velocity oxy-fuel thermal spray gun. The particle transport equations are solved in a Lagrangian manner and coupled with the three-dimensional, chemically reacting, turbulent gas flow. The melting and solidification within particles as a result of heat exchange with the surrounding gas flow is solved numerically. The in-flight particle characteristics of Inconel 718 are studied and the effects of injection parameters on particle behavior are examined. The computational results show that the particles smaller than 10?m undergo melting and solidification prior to impact while the particle larger than 20?m never reach liquid state during the process.

S. Kamnis; S. Gu; N. Zeoli

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Colloidal spray method for low cost thin coating deposition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A dense or porous coating of material is deposited onto a substrate by forcing a colloidal suspension through an ultrasonic nebulizer and spraying a fine mist of particles in a carrier medium onto a sufficiently heated substrate. The spraying rate is essentially matched to the evaporation rate of the carrier liquid from the substrate to produce a coating that is uniformly distributed over the surface of the substrate. Following deposition to a sufficient coating thickness, a single sintering step may be used to produce a dense ceramic coating. Using this method, coatings ranging in thickness from about one to several hundred microns can be obtained. By using a plurality of compounds in the colloidal suspension, coatings of mixed composition can be obtained. By using a plurality of solutions and separate pumps and a single or multiple ultrasonic nebulizer(s), and varying the individual pumping rates and/or the concentrations of the solutions, a coating of mixed and discontinuously graded (e.g., stepped) or continuously graded layers may be obtained. This method is particularly useful for depositing ceramic coatings. Dense ceramic coating materials on porous substrates are useful in providing improved electrode performance in devices such as high power density solid oxide fuel cells. Dense ceramic coatings obtained by the invention are also useful for gas turbine blade coatings, sensors, steam electrolyzers, etc. The invention has general use in preparation of systems requiring durable and chemically resistant coatings, or coatings having other specific chemical or physical properties.

Pham, Ai-Quoc (San Jose, CA); Glass, Robert S. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Tae H. (Naperville, IL)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ILASS Americas, 21th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Orlando, Florida, May18-2, 2008  

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. In this work, flashing atomization is introduced in a spray burner used in flame spray pyrolysis (FSP, May18-2, 2008 Influence of a Coaxial Gas Flow on a Flashing Liquid Jet: Implications for Flame Spray Center for Environmental Research and Technology Riverside, CA 92507 Abstract Flashing or thermodynamic

Aguilar, Guillermo

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Method for the assessment of airborne off-target pesticide spray concentrations due to aircraft wing-tip vortex  

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that spherical spray droplets are transported by a two dimensional parametric representation of a spray-engulfing aircraft wing-tip vortex pair. Two distinctive flow regions were considered for the spray-vortex dynamics. The first occurs in the vicinity...

Oliva, Sergio Eduardo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Droplet Dynamics Changes in Electrostatic Sprays of Methanol-Water Mixtures Zohra Olumee, John H. Callahan, and Akos Vertes*,  

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conductivity, dielectric constant, surface tension, viscosity, and density) and on the spraying conditionsDroplet Dynamics Changes in Electrostatic Sprays of Methanol-Water Mixtures Zohra Olumee, John H generated from methanol-water mixtures. We investigated spraying conditions close to those of electrospray

Vertes, Akos

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Interdiffusion in CoFeCu multilayers and its application to spin-valve structures for data storage  

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, the interdiffusion coefficients for all layers in the spin valve have to be determined. For diffusion drivenInterdiffusion in CoFe?Cu multilayers and its application to spin-valve structures for data storage, Pennsylvania 15213-3890 Received 13 February 2003; accepted 30 April 2003 Spin-valve structures might

Laughlin, David E.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 15, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2007 1065 Robust Optimal Design of Unstable Valves  

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and outer radii of the valve chamber; and 3) the nonmetering orifice momentum flux coefficient which Design of Unstable Valves QingHui Yuan, Member, IEEE, and Perry Y. Li, Member, IEEE Abstract--This paper of electrohydraulic valves. Currently, limitations of solenoid actua- tors have prevented single stage

Li, Perry Y.

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Flow Characteristics Analysis of Widows' Creek Type Control Valve for Steam Turbine Control  

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The steam turbine converts the kinetic energy of steam to mechanical energy of rotor blades in the power conversion system of fossil and nuclear power plants. The electric output from the generator of which the rotor is coupled with that of the steam turbine depends on the rotation velocity of the steam turbine bucket. The rotation velocity is proportional to the mass flow rate of steam entering the steam turbine through valves and nozzles. Thus, it is very important to control the steam mass flow rate for the load following operation of power plants. Among various valves that control the steam turbine, the control valve is most significant. The steam flow rate is determined by the area formed by the stem disk and the seat of the control valve. While the ideal control valve linearly controls the steam mass flow rate with its stem lift, the real control valve has various flow characteristic curves pursuant to the stem lift type. Thus, flow characteristic curves are needed to precisely design the control valves manufactured for the operating conditions of nuclear power plants. OMEGA (Optimized Multidimensional Experiment Geometric Apparatus) was built to experimentally study the flow characteristics of steam flowing inside the control valve. The Widows' Creek type control valve was selected for reference. Air was selected as the working fluid in the OMEGA loop to exclude the condensation effect in this simplified approach. Flow characteristic curves were plotted by calculating the ratio of the measured mass flow rate versus the theoretical mass flow rate of the air. The flow characteristic curves are expected to be utilized to accurately design and operate the control valve for fossil as well as nuclear plants. (authors)

Yoo, Yong H.; Sohn, Myoung S.; Suh, Kune Y. [PHILOSOPHIA, Inc., Seoul National University, San 56-1 Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid 3D printing of anatomically accurate and mechanically heterogeneous aortic valve hydrogel scaffolds  

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The aortic valve exhibits complex three-dimensional (3D) anatomy and heterogeneity essential for the long-term efficient biomechanical function. These are, however, challenging to mimic in de novo engineered living tissue valve strategies. We present a novel simultaneous 3D printing/photocrosslinking technique for rapidly engineering complex, heterogeneous aortic valve scaffolds. Native anatomic and axisymmetric aortic valve geometries (root wall and tri-leaflets) with 1222mm inner diameters (ID) were 3D printed with poly-ethylene glycol-diacrylate (PEG-DA) hydrogels (700 or 8000 MW) supplemented with alginate. 3D printing geometric accuracy was quantified and compared using Micro-CT. Porcine aortic valve interstitial cells (PAVIC) seeded scaffolds were cultured for up to 21days. Results showed that blended PEG-DA scaffolds could achieve over tenfold range in elastic modulus (5.30.9 to 74.61.5 kPa). 3D printing times for valve conduits with mechanically contrasting hydrogels were optimized to 14 to 45min, increasing linearly with conduit diameter. Larger printed valves had greater shape fidelity (93.32.6, 85.12.0 and 73.35.2% for 22, 17 and 12mm ID porcine valves; 89.14.0, 84.15.6 and 66.65.2% for simplified valves). PAVIC seeded scaffolds maintained near 100% viability over 21days. These results demonstrate that 3D hydrogel printing with controlled photocrosslinking can rapidly fabricate anatomical heterogeneous valve conduits that support cell engraftment.

L A Hockaday; K H Kang; N W Colangelo; P Y C Cheung; B Duan; E Malone; J Wu; L N Girardi; L J Bonassar; H Lipson; C C Chu; J T Butcher

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Valve assembly for use with high temperature and high pressure fluids  

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The valve assembly for use with high temperature and high pressure fluids has inner and outer spaced shells and a valve actuator support of inner and outer spaced members which are connected at their end portions to the inner and outer shells, respectively, to extend substantially normal to the longitudinal axis of the inner shell. A layer of resilient heat insulating material covers the outer surfaces of the inner shell and the inner actuator support member and is of a thickness to only occupy part of the spaces between the inner and outer shells and inner and outer actuator support members. The remaining portion of the space between the inner and outer shells and the space between the inner and outer members is substantially filled with a body of castable, rigid refractory material. A movable valve member is disposed in the inner shell. A valve actuator assembly is supported in the valve actuator support to extend into the inner shell for connection with the movable valve member for movement of the movable valve member to positions from a fully open to a fully closed position to control flow of fluid through the inner shell. An anchor mneans is disposed adjacent opposite sides of the axis of the valve actuator support and attached to the inner shell so that relative radial movement between the inner and outer shell is permitted by the layer of resilient heat insulating material and relative longitudinal movement of the inner shell to the outer shell is permitted in opposite directions from the anchor means to thereby maintain the functional integrity of the movable valve member by providing an area of the inner shell surrounding the movable valve member longitdinally stationary, but at the same time allowing radial movement.

De Feo, Angelo (Totowa, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NACOM code for analysis of postulated sodium spray fires in LMFBRs  

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An analysis of potential sodium spills and fires in liquid metal fast breeder reactors has been made to assess the maximum equipment cell loading conditions. A computer code called NACOM (sodium combustion) has been developed at Brookhaven National Laobratory (BNL) to analyze sodium spray fires. This report contains a detailed description of physical models used in this code as well as programming aspects. The single droplet combustion model and the model describing the droplets' motion are verified. Comparisons between NACOM predictions and SPRAY-3A predictions of the Atomics International (AI) LTV Jet Tests are made. Good agreement is found between the NACOM predictions and the experimental data. NACOM predictions of the pressure rise are more accurate than SPRAY-3A predictions for most of the cases studied. The code has been verified for oxygen concentrations ranging from 0 to 21%. NACOM utilizes more realistic single droplet and spray combustion models than SPRAY-3A. Moreover, NACOM does not utilize adjustable parameters for the burning rate equations, contrary to the approach taken with SPRAY-3A. Thus, the NACOM code is a more reliable code for use in the analysis of large-scale sodium spray fires in LMFBR containment cells. 24 refs., 32 figs.

Tsai, S.S.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation on the influence of water spray in thermal plasma treatment of CF4 gas  

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Nitrogen thermal plasma generated by a non-transferred DC arc plasma torch was used to decompose tetrafluoromethane (CF4). In the thermal decomposition process, water was used as a chemical reactant source. Two kinds of water spray methods were compared: water spray directly to the arc plasma flame and indirectly to the reactor tube wall. Although the same operating conditions of input power, waste gas, and sprayed water flow rate were employed for each water spray methods, a relatively higher decomposition rate was achieved in the case of water spray to the reactor wall. In order to investigate the effects of water spraying direction on the thermal decomposition process, a numerical simulation on the thermal plasma flow characteristics was carried out considering water injection in the reactor. The simulation was performed using commercial fluid dynamics software of the FLUENT, which is suitable for calculating a complex flow. From the results, it was revealed that water spray to the reactor wall and use of a relatively small quantity of water are more effective methods for decomposition of CF4, because a sufficiently high temperature area and long reaction time can be maintained over large area.

Tae-Hee Kim; Sooseok Choi; Dong-Wha Park

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ducts Sealing Using Injected Spray Sealant, Raleigh, North Carolina (Fact Sheet)  

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In multifamily and attached buildings, traditional duct sealing methods are often impractical or costly and disruptive because of the difficulty in accessing leakage sites. In this project, two retrofit duct sealing techniques - manually-applied sealants and injecting a spray sealant, were implemented in several low-rise multi-unit buildings. An analysis on the cost and performance of the two methods are presented. Each method was used in twenty housing units: approximately half of each group of units are single story and the remainder two-story. Results show that duct leakage to the outside was reduced by an average of 59% through the use of manual methods, and by 90% in the units where the injected spray sealant was used. It was found that 73% of the leakage reduction in homes that were treated with injected spray sealant was attributable to the manual sealing done at boots, returns and the air handler. The cost of manually-applying sealant ranged from $275 to $511 per unit and for the injected spray sealant the cost was $700 per unit. Modeling suggests a simple payback of 2.2 years for manual sealing and 4.7 years for the injected spray sealant system. Utility bills were collected for one year before and after the retrofits. Utility bill analysis shows 14% and 16% energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing procedure respectively in heating season whereas in cooling season, energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing were both 16%.

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2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal slurry letdown valve-concept test phase. Final report  

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The results of the concept test phase of a novel pressure letdown device indicate usefulness of the concept. The device, using staged letdown, was designed to minimize erosion damage by minimizing slurry velocities through the pressure restrictions. Tests were performed on air, steam/water and a coal slurry with a flashing component. Two valve sizes were used. Based on the results of these tests, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) the basic operating principle of designing for a constant velocity through the orifice restrictions is correct; (2) multiphase pressure letdown can be modeled; (3) temperature profiles are predictable; and (4) erosion in three-phase flow is a complex phenomenon. Recommendations for further work on the device include: (1) development of a controllable device; (2) correlation of further test data; and (3) study of flow regimes where erosion is minimized. 9 refs., 48 figs., 6 tabs.

Collins, E.R. Jr.; Suitor, J.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic Characteristic Study of a High-temperature Flow-rate Control Valve for Fuel Supply of Scramjet Engines  

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Thermodynamic characteristics are of great importance for the performance of a high-temperature flow-rate control valve, as high-temperature environment may bring problems, such as blocking of spool and increasing of leakage, to the valve. In this paper, a high-temperature flow-rate control valve, pilot-controlled by a pneumatic servo system is developed to control the fuel supply for scramjet engines. After introducing the construction and working principle, the thermodynamic mathematical models of the valve are built based on the heat transfer methods inside the valve. By using different boundary conditions, different methods of simulations are carried out and compared. The steady-state and transient temperature field distribution inside the valve body are predicted and temperatures at five interested points are measured. By comparing the simulation and experimental results, a reasonable 3D finite element analysis method is suggested to predict the thermodynamic characteristics of the high-temperature flow-rate control valve.

Wen ZENG; Zhizhong TONG; Songjing LI; Hongzhou LI; Liang ZHANG

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engines - Fuel Injection and Spray Research - Dynamic Imaging of Injector  

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Fuel injectors in motion Fuel injectors in motion This animated image is a result of the high penetrating power of X-rays which make it possible to permeate the outer steel structure and capture the internal components of fuel injectors in motion. Dynamic Imaging of Injector Operation The high-penetrating, powerful X-rays go through the outer steel structure to get a picture of the fuel injector parts as they move. The high X-ray flux at Argonne's APS makes this possible. These measurements are critical for the development of computational spray models, since they can precisely measure the time-dependent geometry of the fuel passages inside the injector. Injector manufacturers also use these measurements since they can reveal whether a particular component is functioning as designed.

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Reaction zone visualisation in swirling spray n-heptane flames  

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process and consumed in the subsequent high temperature oxidation. Formaldehyde LIF was used for autoignition of methane jets [6], methanol, ethanol and acetone spray jet flames [7,8], and diesel fuel [9-11] and n-heptane [11,12] in HCCI engines. Najm... intensifier was 30,000 FL/FC and 80,000 FL/FC for CH2O and OH respectively. The laser powers were 12 mJ/pulse for OH PLIF and 300 mJ/pulse for CH2O PLIF. The intensifiers were triggered off the Q switch of each laser 6 with a gate of 220 ns. The CH2O PLIF...

Yuan, R.; Kariuki, J.; Dowlut, A.; Balachandran, R.; Mastorakos, E.

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Small-Scale Spray Releases: Initial Aerosol Test Results  

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One of the events postulated in the hazard analysis at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities is a breach in process piping that produces aerosols with droplet sizes in the respirable range. The current approach for predicting the size and concentration of aerosols produced in a spray leak involves extrapolating from correlations reported in the literature. These correlations are based on results obtained from small engineered spray nozzles using pure liquids with Newtonian fluid behavior. The narrow ranges of physical properties on which the correlations are based do not cover the wide range of slurries and viscous materials that will be processed in the WTP and across processing facilities in the DOE complex. Two key technical areas were identified where testing results were needed to improve the technical basis by reducing the uncertainty due to extrapolating existing literature results. The first technical need was to quantify the role of slurry particles in small breaches where the slurry particles may plug and result in substantially reduced, or even negligible, respirable fraction formed by high-pressure sprays. The second technical need was to determine the aerosol droplet size distribution and volume from prototypic breaches and fluids, specifically including sprays from larger breaches with slurries where data from the literature are scarce. To address these technical areas, small- and large-scale test stands were constructed and operated with simulants to determine aerosol release fractions and generation rates from a range of breach sizes and geometries. The properties of the simulants represented the range of properties expected in the WTP process streams and included water, sodium salt solutions, slurries containing boehmite or gibbsite, and a hazardous chemical simulant. The effect of anti-foam agents was assessed with most of the simulants. Orifices included round holes and rectangular slots. The round holes ranged in size from 0.2 to 4.46 mm. The slots ranged from (width length) 0.3 5 to 2.74 76.2 mm. Most slots were oriented longitudinally along the pipe, but some were oriented circumferentially. In addition, a limited number of multi-hole test pieces were tested in an attempt to assess the impact of a more complex breach. Much of the testing was conducted at pressures of 200 and 380 psi, but some tests were conducted at 100 psi. Testing the largest postulated breaches was deemed impractical because of the large size of some of the WTP equipment. This report presents the experimental results and analyses for the aerosol measurements obtained in the small-scale test stand. It includes a description of the simulants used and their properties, equipment and operations, data analysis methodologies, and test results. The results of tests investigating the role of slurry particles in plugging small breaches are reported in Mahoney et al. (2012). The results of the aerosol measurements in the large-scale test stand are reported in Schonewill et al. (2012) along with an analysis of the combined results from both test scales.

Mahoney, Lenna A.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Kimura, Marcia L.; Brown, Garrett N.; Kurath, Dean E.; Buchmiller, William C.; Smith, Dennese M.; Blanchard, Jeremy; Song, Chen; Daniel, Richard C.; Wells, Beric E.; Tran, Diana N.; Burns, Carolyn A.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small-Scale Spray Releases: Initial Aerosol Test Results  

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One of the events postulated in the hazard analysis at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities is a breach in process piping that produces aerosols with droplet sizes in the respirable range. The current approach for predicting the size and concentration of aerosols produced in a spray leak involves extrapolating from correlations reported in the literature. These correlations are based on results obtained from small engineered spray nozzles using pure liquids with Newtonian fluid behavior. The narrow ranges of physical properties on which the correlations are based do not cover the wide range of slurries and viscous materials that will be processed in the WTP and across processing facilities in the DOE complex. Two key technical areas were identified where testing results were needed to improve the technical basis by reducing the uncertainty due to extrapolating existing literature results. The first technical need was to quantify the role of slurry particles in small breaches where the slurry particles may plug and result in substantially reduced, or even negligible, respirable fraction formed by high-pressure sprays. The second technical need was to determine the aerosol droplet size distribution and volume from prototypic breaches and fluids, specifically including sprays from larger breaches with slurries where data from the literature are scarce. To address these technical areas, small- and large-scale test stands were constructed and operated with simulants to determine aerosol release fractions and net generation rates from a range of breach sizes and geometries. The properties of the simulants represented the range of properties expected in the WTP process streams and included water, sodium salt solutions, slurries containing boehmite or gibbsite, and a hazardous chemical simulant. The effect of antifoam agents was assessed with most of the simulants. Orifices included round holes and rectangular slots. For the combination of both test stands, the round holes ranged in size from 0.2 to 4.46 mm. The slots ranged from (width length) 0.3 5 to 2.74 76.2 mm. Most slots were oriented longitudinally along the pipe, but some were oriented circumferentially. In addition, a limited number of multi-hole test pieces were tested in an attempt to assess the impact of a more complex breach. Much of the testing was conducted at pressures of 200 and 380 psi, but some tests were conducted at 100 psi. Testing the largest postulated breaches was deemed impractical because of the much larger flow rates and equipment that would be required. This report presents the experimental results and analyses for the aerosol measurements obtained in the small-scale test stand. It includes a description of the simulants used and their properties, equipment and operations, data analysis methodologies, and test results. The results of tests investigating the role of slurry particles in plugging small breaches are reported in Mahoney et al. (2012). The results of the aerosol measurements in the large-scale test stand are reported in Schonewill et al. (2012) along with an analysis of the combined results from both test scales.

Mahoney, Lenna A.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Kimura, Marcia L.; Brown, Garrett N.; Kurath, Dean E.; Buchmiller, William C.; Smith, Dennese M.; Blanchard, Jeremy; Song, Chen; Daniel, Richard C.; Wells, Beric E.; Tran, Diana N.; Burns, Carolyn A.

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Scale Spray Releases: Initial Aerosol Test Results  

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One of the events postulated in the hazard analysis at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities is a breach in process piping that produces aerosols with droplet sizes in the respirable range. The current approach for predicting the size and concentration of aerosols produced in a spray leak involves extrapolating from correlations reported in the literature. These correlations are based on results obtained from small engineered spray nozzles using pure liquids with Newtonian fluid behavior. The narrow ranges of physical properties on which the correlations are based do not cover the wide range of slurries and viscous materials that will be processed in the WTP and across processing facilities in the DOE complex. Two key technical areas were identified where testing results were needed to improve the technical basis by reducing the uncertainty due to extrapolating existing literature results. The first technical need was to quantify the role of slurry particles in small breaches where the slurry particles may plug and result in substantially reduced, or even negligible, respirable fraction formed by high-pressure sprays. The second technical need was to determine the aerosol droplet size distribution and volume from prototypic breaches and fluids, specifically including sprays from larger breaches with slurries where data from the literature are scarce. To address these technical areas, small- and large-scale test stands were constructed and operated with simulants to determine aerosol release fractions and generation rates from a range of breach sizes and geometries. The properties of the simulants represented the range of properties expected in the WTP process streams and included water, sodium salt solutions, slurries containing boehmite or gibbsite, and a hazardous chemical simulant. The effect of anti-foam agents was assessed with most of the simulants. Orifices included round holes and rectangular slots. The round holes ranged in size from 0.2 to 4.46 mm. The slots ranged from (width length) 0.3 5 to 2.74 76.2 mm. Most slots were oriented longitudinally along the pipe, but some were oriented circumferentially. In addition, a limited number of multi-hole test pieces were tested in an attempt to assess the impact of a more complex breach. Much of the testing was conducted at pressures of 200 and 380 psi, but some tests were conducted at 100 psi. Testing the largest postulated breaches was deemed impractical because of the large size of some of the WTP equipment. The purpose of this report is to present the experimental results and analyses for the aerosol measurements obtained in the large-scale test stand. The report includes a description of the simulants used and their properties, equipment and operations, data analysis methodology, and test results. The results of tests investigating the role of slurry particles in plugging of small breaches are reported in Mahoney et al. 2012a. The results of the aerosol measurements in the small-scale test stand are reported in Mahoney et al. (2012b).

Schonewill, Philip P.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Bontha, Jagannadha R.; Daniel, Richard C.; Kurath, Dean E.; Adkins, Harold E.; Billing, Justin M.; Burns, Carolyn A.; Davis, James M.; Enderlin, Carl W.; Fischer, Christopher M.; Jenks, Jeromy WJ; Lukins, Craig D.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Shutthanandan, Janani I.; Smith, Dennese M.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Erosion-corrosion of thermal sprayed coatings in FBC boilers  

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Varieties of bed ash and fly ash were retrieved from operating fluidized bed combustor (FBC) boilers firing different fuels in North America and Europe. Using these ashes, the relative erosion-corrosion resistances of HVOF Cr3C2?NiCr coating and several other thermal sprayed coatings were determined in an elevated temperature blast nozzle erosion tester. Test conditions attempted to simulate erosive conditions found at the refractorywaterwall interface and in the convection pass region in tubular heat exchangers of FBC boilers. Erosion-corrosion (E-C) wastage mechanisms of the structural metals (AISI 1018, ASTM SA213-T22) were discussed and compared with the E-C wastage of HVOF Cr3C2?NiCr cermet coatings. The relatively different erosivities of ashes retrieved from North America and from Europe were also discussed.

Buqian Wang

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYSIS OF SAFETY RELIEF VALVE PROOF TEST DATA TO OPTIMIZE LIFECYCLE MAINTENANCE COSTS  

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Proof test results were analyzed and compared with a proposed life cycle curve or hazard function and the limit of useful life. Relief valve proof testing procedures, statistical modeling, data collection processes, and time-in-service trends are presented. The resulting analysis of test data allows for the estimation of the PFD. Extended maintenance intervals to the limit of useful life as well as methodologies and practices for improving relief valve performance and reliability are discussed. A generic cost-benefit analysis and an expected life cycle cost reduction concludes that $90 million maintenance dollars might be avoided for a population of 3000 valves over 20 years.

Gross, Robert; Harris, Stephen

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fail Save Shut Off Valve for Filtering Systems Employing Candle Filters  

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Fail Save Shut Off Fail Save Shut Off Valve for Filtering Systems Employing Candle Filters Opportunity The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 6,981,516 entitled "Fail save shut off valve for filtering systems employing candle filters." Disclosed in this patent is a novel fail save shut off valve system that allows fluid flow during normal operational conditions, but prevents the flow of fluids in the event of system failure upstream that causes over- pressurization. It is particularly well suited for use in conjunction with hot gas filtering systems, which utilize ceramic candle filters. Used in such a hot gas system, the fail save valve stops the flow

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Failure Modes and Causes for Swing and Lift Type Check Valves  

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HPCI Mainsteam RCIC Suppression Isolation Air Pool Support Figure 2. Relative Failure Rate by System and Valve Type for Significant 191-1996 Failures for the Ten Systems with...

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Closed-loop, variable-valve-timing control of a controlled-auto-ignition engine  

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The objective of this study was to develop a closed-loop controller for use on a Controlled-Auto- Ignition (CAI) / Spark-Ignition (SI) mixed mode engine equipped with a variable-valve-timing (VVT) mechanism. The controller ...

Matthews, Jeffrey A., 1970-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH-FREQUENCY MAGNETOCAPACITANCE EFFECT IN ORGANIC SPIN VALVE WITH A  

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HIGH-FREQUENCY MAGNETOCAPACITANCE EFFECT IN ORGANIC SPIN VALVE WITH A 3,4,9,10-PERYLENE Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences Academia Sinica, 10617 Taipei, Taiwan *mtlin@phys.ntu

Lin, Minn-Tsong

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Classification of heart valve single leg separations from acoustic clinical measurements  

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Our system classifies the condition (intact or single leg separated) of in vivo Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave (BSCC) heart valves by processing acoustic measurements of clinical heart valve opening sounds. We use spectral features as inputs to a two-stage classifier, which first classifies individual heart beats, then classifies valves. Performance is measured by probability of detection and probability of false alarm, and by confidence intervals on the probability of correct classification. The novelty of the work lies in the application of advanced techniques to real heart valve data, and extensions of published algorithms that enhance their applicability. We show that even when given a very small number of training samples, the classifier can achieve a probability of correct classification of 100%.

Clark, G.A.; Bowman, B.C.; Boruta, N.; Thomas, G.H.; Jones, H.E.; Buhl, M.R.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation and Control of Diesel Engine Processes Utilizing Variable Intake Valve Actuation  

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Air handling system model for multi-cylinder variable geometry turbocharged diesel engine with cooled EGR and flexible intake valve actuation developed to capture dynamic effects of gas exchange actuators

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Rankine cycle condenser pressure control using an energy conversion device bypass valve  

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The disclosure provides a waste heat recovery system and method in which pressure in a Rankine cycle (RC) system of the WHR system is regulated by diverting working fluid from entering an inlet of an energy conversion device of the RC system. In the system, an inlet of a controllable bypass valve is fluidly coupled to a working fluid path upstream of an energy conversion device of the RC system, and an outlet of the bypass valve is fluidly coupled to the working fluid path upstream of the condenser of the RC system such that working fluid passing through the bypass valve bypasses the energy conversion device and increases the pressure in a condenser. A controller determines the temperature and pressure of the working fluid and controls the bypass valve to regulate pressure in the condenser.

Ernst, Timothy C; Nelson, Christopher R; Zigan, James A

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve substitution Sample Search...  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart Valve Summary: A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve calcification Sample Search...  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart Valve Summary: A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart...

348

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve replacement Sample Search...  

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<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart Valve Summary: A Computational Model of Aging and Calcification in the Aortic Heart...

349

E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic valve endocarditis Sample Search...  

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are aortic valve disease, present in 12 to 30 percent of cases, and congenital heart disease... in detection of IE.24 TEE is especially important for patients with aortic...

350

A PDMS membrane microvalve with one-dimensional line valve seat for robust microfluidics  

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We have developed a monolithic polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane microvalve with an isotropically etched valve seat for robust microfluidics. In order to avoid bonding or sticking of the PDMS membrane to the valve seat during the bonding process, the valve seat was wet-etched to be a one-dimensional line instead of a plane. The simple wet-etching technique allowed for the fabrication of an anti-bonding architecture in a scalable manner, and it intrinsically prevented contact between the PDMS membrane and valve seat when no external force was applied (i.e., normally open). This approach enables the permanent device assembly so that the microfluidic chip can be operable in a wide range of fluid pressures (e.g., over 200kPa) without any leakage and sticking problems.

Chin-Sung Park; Kyu-Youn Hwang; Wonjong Jung; Kak Namkoong; Wonseok Chung; Joon-Ho Kim; Nam Huh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

E-Print Network 3.0 - actuated ball valve Sample Search Results  

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Xuan-Qi Wang, Howen Mak, and Yu-Chong Tai Summary: valve design to maximize flow rates. Pump 1st Generation The solenoid actuator produced a reciprocating... : Flow Rate vs....

352

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement in a re-animated postmortem heart  

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transcatheter implantation of heart valve prosthesis for thein apex of post-mortem heart (lower view). B C A Figure 5A.descending aorta in lambs. Eur Heart J. 2002;23:1045-49. 5.

White, Jennifer; Sun, Amy; Killien, Lauren; Evangelista, Dennis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Spray drying and attrition behavior of iron catalysts for slurry phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis  

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This thesis describes results of a study aimed at developing and evaluating attrition resistant iron catalysts prepared by spray drying technique. These catalysts are intended for Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis in a slurry bubble column reactor...

Carreto Vazquez, Victor Hugo

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

354

E-Print Network 3.0 - air-assisted orchard spraying Sample Search...  

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Soc. 118: 2005. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 118:270-272. 2005. Summary: commercial-scale peach orchard during spring 2004. Bait sprays were applied by a battery powered hand...

355

Interfacial phenomena in thermally sprayed multiwalled carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum nanocomposite  

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The interfacial phenomena in thermally sprayed (plasma and high-velocity oxyfuel spraying) hypereutectic AlSi composite with multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforcement have been analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. The formation of an ultrathin ?-SiC reaction layer at the interface is confirmed. Plasma sprayed composite exhibits a thicker SiC layer (?5nm) than the high-velocity oxyfuel sprayed composite (?2nm). The presence of SiC layer formation is also corroborated in a chemical vapor deposition experiment where Si was deposited on MWCNTs. The formation of ?-SiC is responsible for the improved wettability of the molten AlSi alloy matrix with MWCNT reinforcement.

T. Laha; S. Kuchibhatla; S. Seal; W. Li; A. Agarwal

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Time domain terahertz detection of flaws within space shuttle sprayed on foam insulation  

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We demonstrate the detection of voids and disbonds intentionally incorporated within the sprayed on foam insulation of a space shuttle external tank mock-up segment using time domain...

Zimdars, David A; Valdmanis, Janis A; White, Jeffrey S; Winfree, William P; Madaras, Eric I; Stuk, G

357

Ceramic plasma-sprayed coating of melting crucibles for casting metal fuel slugs  

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Thermal cycling and melt reaction studies of ceramic coatings plasma-sprayed on Nb substrates were carried out to evaluate the performance of barrier coatings for metallic fuel casting applications. Thermal cycling tests of the ceramic plasma-sprayed coatings to 1450 degrees C showed that HfN, TiC, ZrC, and Y2O3 coating had good cycling characteristics with few interconnected cracks even after 20 cycles. Interaction studies by 1550 degrees C melt dipping tests of the plasma-sprayed coatings also indicated that HfN and Y2O3 do not form significant reaction layer between U20 wt.% Zr melt and the coating layer. Plasma-sprayed Y2O3 coating exhibited the most promising characteristics among HfN, TiC, ZrC, and Y2O3 coating.

K.H. Kim; C.T. Lee; C.B. Lee; R.S. Fielding; J.R. Kennedy

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Tribological behavior of plasma spray coatings for marine diesel engine piston ring and cylinder liner  

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High-temperature wear characteristics between plasma spray coated piston rings and cylinder liners were investigated to find the optimum combination of coating materials using the disc-on-plate reciprocating w...

Jong-Hyun Hwang; Myoung-Seoup Han

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Clogging and Lump Formation During Atmospheric Plasma Spraying with Powder Injection Downstream the Plasma Gun  

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This study aimed to numerically and experimentally investigate lump formation during atmospheric plasma spraying with powder injection downstream the plasma gun exit. A first set of investigations...2-7wt.%Y2O3.....

Isabelle Choquet; Stefan Bjrklund; Jimmy Johansson

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Development of a carcass sanitizing spray system for small and very small slaughterhouses  

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sanitizer spraying system (sanitizing halo system) was designed and assembled. The sanitizing halo system was tested at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center, Texas A&M University. Thirteen carcasses were split in halves. Thirteen halves were...

Rodriguez, Jose Gabriel

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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361

E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous nasal spray Sample Search Results  

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50 From Vision to Touch: Exploring the five Summary: hide her eyes; short black boots accentuate long, bare legs. She pauses briefly before a spray... to focus from far to...

362

Cooling Towers--Energy Conservation Strategies Preservative Spray Treatment Maintains Cooling Tower  

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Several problems common to most industrial wood framed cooling towers can be easily controlled with annual preservative spray treatment applications to the plenum area framework and drift eliminators. It eliminates the expensive periodic repairs due...

Reidenback, R.

363

Analysis of particle behavior in High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel thermal spraying process  

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This paper analyzes the behavior of coating particle as well as the gas flow both of inside and outside the High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) thermal spraying gun by using quasi-one-dimensional analysis and numerical...

Hiroshi Katanoda; Kazuyasu Matsuo

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Wear resistance of laser cladding and plasma spray welding layer on stainless steel surface  

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The effect of coatings, which are formed with laser cladding and plasma spray welding on 1Cr18Ni9Ti base metal, on wear resistance is studied, A 5-kW transverse flowing CO2 laser...

Wang, Xinlin; Shi, Shihong; Zheng, Qiguang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Development of a uniform-droplet spray apparatus for high melting temperature metals  

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The building and operation of a high-temperature uniform droplet spraying (UDS) apparatus extend the performance and capabilities of powder based manufacturing processes. Although the main concepts of operation of the ...

Joumaa, Hady K

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Imaging and PDA analysis of a GDI spray in the near-nozzle region  

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This paper describes a combined LDA, PDA and imaging analysis of the pressure swirl spray in the near-nozzle region of a GDI injector. This innovative approach in the use...

Graham Wigley; Martin Goodwin; Graham Pitcher; Damien Blondel

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Physicochemical Factors Influencing the Adjuvant-Enhanced Spray Deposition and Coverage of Foliage-Applied Agrochemicals  

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Most pesticides are applied to foliage as sprays of water-based formulations atomised through hydraulic nozzles. It is well known that this method of transfer is inherently inefficient, resulting in only a sma...

P. J. Holloway

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Thermally Sprayed SiC Coatings for Offshore Wind Turbine Bearing Applications  

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Tribological tests were conducted on thermally sprayed silicon carbide (SiC) coatings to investigate its potential on reducing wear in offshore wind turbine bearings. The tests were carried out under...3Al5O12) o...

F. Mubarok; S. Armada; I. Fagoaga; N. Espallargas

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Are sprayed LbL-films stratified? A first assessment of the nanostructure of spray-assembled multilayers by neutron reflectometry  

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We describe first neutron reflectometry experiments on spray-assembled polyelectrolyte multilayer films containing regularly spaced layers of perdeuterated poly(styrene sulfonate). From samples containing either only non-deuterated layers or containing a maximum of deuterated layers we obtain all model parameters (thicknesses, scattering length densities and roughnesses) required for calculating the reflectivities of multilayer films with a regular superlattice structure. For two different superlattice films we show that we obtain an excellent match between experimental data and calculated reflectivities without any free fit parameter. Our data clearly demonstrate that spray-assembled polyelectrolyte multilayers are indeed stratified although some structural parameters differ enormously from films prepared by classic dipping. Our present experiments confirm a substantial difference in thickness and suggest a reduced interfacial roughness in spray-assembled films.

Olivier Flix; Zhiqiang Zheng; Fabrice Cousin; Gero Decher

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Classification of heart valve sounds from experiments in an anechoic water tank  

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In vivo studies in both sheep and humans were plagued by a number of problems including movement artifacts, biological noise, low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), chest-wall reverberation, and limited bandwidth recordings as discussed by [1]. To overcome these problems it was decided to record heart valve sounds under controlled conditions deep in an anechoic water tank, free from reverberation noise. The main goal of this experiment was to obtain measurements of ''pure'' heart valve sounds free of the scattering effects of the body. Experiments were conducted at the Transdec facility in San Diego [2]. We used a high quality hydrophone together with a wide-band data acquisition system [2]. We recorded sounds from 100 repetitions of the opening-closing cycles on each of 50 different heart valves, including 21 SLS valves and 29 intact valves. The power spectrum of the opening and closing phases of each cycle were calculated and outlier spectra removed as described by Candy [2]. In this report, we discuss the results of our classification of the heart valve sound measurements. The goal of this classification task was to apply the fundamental classification algorithms developed for the clinical data in 1994 and 1996 to the measurements from the anechoic water tank. From the beginning of this project, LLNL's responsibility has been to process and classify the heart valve sounds. For this experiment, however, we processed both the opening sounds and closing sounds for comparison purposes. The results of this experiment show that the classifier did not perform well because of low signal-to-noise ratio and excessive variability in signal power from beat-to-beat for a given valve.

Axelrod, M C; Clark, G A; Scott, D

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Proximity effects in superconducting triplet spin-valve F2/F1/S  

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Abstract We investigate the critical temperature Tc of F2/F1/S trilayers (Fi is a ferromagnetic metal and S is a singlet superconductor), where the long-range triplet superconducting component is generated at noncollinear magnetizations of the F layers. In this paper we demonstrate a possibility of the spin-valve effect mode selection (standard switching effect, the triplet spin-valve effect or reentrant T c ( ? ) dependence) by the variation of the F2/F1 interface transparency.

R.G. Deminov; L.R. Tagirov; R.R. Gaifullin; T.Yu. Karminskaya; M.Yu. Kupriyanov; Ya.V. Fominov; A.A. Golubov

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Physical stability of spray dried solid dispersions of amorphous tolfenamic acid and polyvinylpyrolidone K30  

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PHYSICAL STABILITY OF SPRAY DRIED SOLID DISPERSIONS OF AMORPHOUS TOLFENAMIC ACID AND POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE K-30 Pia Thybo The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences Copenhagen, Denmark GPEN October 2006 Side 2 Pia Thybo The Danish University... Spray Drying -Continued ?Ability to handle solutions, suspensions, emulsions, pastes or melts ?Ability to handle materials under cGMP and aseptic drying conditions ?Ability to handle hazardous substances i.e. flammable solvents, dust explosion hazards...

Thybo, Pia

2006-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

373

Spray-chilling and carcass decontamination systems using lactic and acetic acid  

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SPRAY-CHILLING AND CARCASS DECONTANINATION SYSTEMS USING LAC1'IC AND ACETIC ACID A Thesis by PATRICK LAWRENCE HAMBY Submitted to the Graduate College of TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree NASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1986 Najor Subject; Food Science and Technology SPRAY-CHILLING AND CARCASS DECONTAMINATION SYSTEMS USING LACTIC AND ACETIC ACID A Thesis by PATRICK LAWRENCE NAMBY Approved as to style and content by: H. R. Cross (Co...

Hamby, Patrick Lawrence

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

374

Elastic properties of porous structural ceramics produced by plasma-spraying  

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This study focuses on the relationship between porosity and elastic stiffness of structural ceramic materials produced by plasma-spraying. Mg-Al-spinel was chosen as a model material and studied in as-sprayed condition as well as upon annealing to increasingly higher temperatures up to 1650 C. The detailed analysis of the stiffness and mass density evolution offers a deep insight into the initial microstructural state of the material and into the morphological changes that occur upon heat treatment.

Wanner, A. [Univ. Stuttgart (Germany). Inst. fuer Metallkunde

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

375

Externally heated valve engine -- An alternative to the Stirling engine  

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A new concept of the Externally Heated Valve (EHV) engine is presented. The principle of the engine operation is described in the introduction to the paper. Heat delivered to the working medium (air) in the heater, or several heaters working commutatively, can come from a combustion chamber or other heat generator such as nuclear reactors or solar collectors. The engine construction is original entirely different from the well-known Stirling engine. New results of the EHV engine computer modeling are presented. This is connected with a new kind of the annular heater applied to the EHV engine. A whirl motion inside the heater is caused to ensure the proper condition of the heat exchanger during the whole engine cycle. Three heaters working commutatively have been considered in this model. Comparisons between the power and efficiency of the Stirling engine and EHV engine have been performed for the same engine capacity, rotational frequency, maximum and minimum temperatures of the working gas and for the same mean pressures of both the engine cycles. The power of the EHV engine is in this case over three times higher than the Stirling engine power, while the efficiency of both the engines is almost the same.

Kazimierski, Z. [Tohoku Gakuin Univ., Sendai, Miyagi (Japan). Research Div. in Mechanical Engineering; Brzeski, L. [Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

376

Risk assessment of drain valve failure in the K-West basin south loadout pit  

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The drain valve located in the bottom of the K-West Basin South Loadout Pit (SLOP) could provide an additional leak path from the K Basins if the drain valve were damaged during construction, installation, or operation of the cask loading system. For the K-West Basin SLOP the immersion pail support structure (IPSS) has already been installed, but the immersion pail has not been installed in the IPSS. The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the risk of damaging the drain valve during the remaining installation activities or operation of the cask loading system. Valve damage, as used in this analysis, does not necessarily imply large amounts of the water will be released quickly from the basin, rather valve damage implies that the valve's integrity has been compromised. The analysis process is a risk-based uncertainty analysis where best engineering judgement is used to represent each variable in the analysis. The uncertainty associated with each variable is represented by a probability distribution. The uncertainty is propagated through the analysis by Monte Carlo convolution techniques. The corresponding results are developed as a probability distribution and the risk is expressed in terms of the corresponding complementary cumulative distribution function (''risk curve''). The total risk is the area under the ''risk curve''. The risk of potentially dropping a cask into or on the IPSS and damaging the drain valve is approximately 1 x 10{sup -4} to 2 x 10{sup -5} per year. The risk of objects falling behind the IPSS and damaging the valve is 3 x 10{sup -2} to 6 x 10{sup -3} per year. Both risks are expressed as drain value failure frequencies. The risk of objects falling behind the IPSS and damaging the valve can be significantly reduced by an impact limiter and/or installing a gating or plate over the area bounded by the back of the IPSS and the wall of the SLOP. With either of these actions there is a 90 percent confidence that the frequency of drain valve failure would be less than 1 x 10{sup -6} per year.

MORGAN, R.G.

1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

377

Plasma sprayed coatings as surface treatments of aluminum adherends  

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Plasma sprayed coatings have been evaluated as surface treatments for aluminum substrates being prepared for adhesive bonding. Blends of an aluminum-silicon alloy and polyester give the best performance. To establish durability performance, wedge tests were done using four common epoxy adhesives without primers. In all cases, the 60%Al-Si/40%polyester coating gave results superior to those of FPL-etched specimens and, in some cases, performance equivalent to PAA specimens. This roughness provides excellent opportunity for mechanical interlocking or physical bonding and allows a complex interphase to be formed as the adhesive penetrates into the coating. Crack growth measurements and subsequent failure analysis using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) indicate that crack propagation occurs within this complex interphase. The results also show that the aluminum and polyester components are synergistic and blends of the two give better performance than either component by itself The aluminum gives strength to the coating while the polyester provides toughness and improves moisture resistance.

Davis, G.D.; Whisnant, P.L.; Groff, G.B.; Shaffer, D.K. [Lockheed Martin, Baltimore, MD (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

Optimal Design of a High-Speed On/Off Valve for a Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Application  

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Coefficient 0.6 same none eq Fluid Bulk Modulus 3.7 x 108 1.2 x 109 Pa Pc Check Valve Cracking Pressure 3.2 NOptimal Design of a High-Speed On/Off Valve for a Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Application Michael of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA ABSTRACT Control of hydraulic systems using high-speed on/off valves has

Li, Perry Y.

379

Impact of Sea Spray on AirSea Fluxes. Part I: Results from Stochastic Simulations of Sea Spray Drops over the Ocean  

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The contributions of sea spray drops to the total airsea exchanges of momentum, heat, and mass remain an open question. A number of factors obscure any simple quantification of their contribution; the per drop contribution to the fluxes is a ...

James A. Mueller; Fabrice Veron

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Processing of prosthetic heart valve sounds for single leg separation classification  

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Efforts are concentrated on the sounds corresponding to the heart valve opening cycle. Valve opening and closing acoustics present additional information about the outlet strut condition---the structural component implicated in valve failure. The importance of the opening sound for single leg separation detection/classification is based on the fact that as the valve opens, the disk passively hits the outlet strut. The opening sounds thus yield direct information about outlet strut condition with minimal amount of disturbance caused by the energy radiated from the disk. Hence the opening sound is a very desirable acoustic signal to extract. Unfortunately, the opening sounds have much lower signal levels relative to the closing sounds and therefore noise plays a more significant role than during the closing event. Because of this it is necessary to screen the sounds for outliers in order to insure a high sensitivity of classification. Because of the sharp resonances appearing in the corresponding spectrum, a parametric processing approach is developed based on an autoregressive model which was selected to characterize the sounds emitted by the Bjork--Shiley convexo--concave (BSCC) valve during opening cycle. First the basic signals and the extraction process used to create an ensemble of heart valve sounds are briefly discussed. Next, a {ital beat} {ital monitor} capable of rejecting beats that fail to meet an acceptance criteria based on their spectral content is developed. Various approaches that have been utilized to enhance the screened data and produce a reliable {ital heart} {ital valve} {ital spectrogram} which displays the individual sounds (power) as a function of beat number and temporal frequency are discussed. Once estimated, the spectrogram and associated parameters are used to develop features supplied to the various classification schemes. Finally, future work aimed at even further signal enhancement and improved classifier performance is discussed.

Candy, J.V.; Jones, H.E. [University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-495, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Classification of heart valve sounds from experiments in an anechoic water tank  

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In vivo studies in both sheep and humans were plagued by a number of problems including movement artifacts, biological noise, low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), chest-wall reverberation, and limited bandwidth recordings as discussed by [1]. To overcome these problems it was decided to record heart valve sounds under controlled conditions deep in an anechoic water tank, free from reverberation noise, including surface reflections. Experiments were conducted in a deep water tank at the Transdec facility in San Diego, which satisfies these requirements. The Transdec measurements are free of reverberations, but not totally free of acoustic and electrical noise. We used a high quality hydrophone together with a wide-band data acquisition system [2]. We recorded sounds from 100 repetitions of the opening-closing cycles on each of 50 different heart valves, including 21 SLS valves and 29 intact valves. The power spectrum of the opening and closing phases of each cycle were calculated and outlier spectra removed as described by Candy [2]. In this report, we discuss the results of our classification of the heart valve sound measurements. The goal of this classification task was to apply the fundamental classification algorithms developed for the clinical data in 1994 and 1996 to the measurements from the anechoic water tank. From the beginning of this project, LLNL's responsibility has been to process and classify the heart valve opening sounds. For this experiment, however, we processed both the opening sounds and closing sounds for comparison purposes. The results of this experiment show that the classifier did not perform well. We believe this is because of low signal-to-noise ratio and excessive variability in signal power from beat-to-beat for a given valve.

Axelrod, M C; Clark, G A; Scott, D

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

The effect of air currents on the toxicity of spray and dust formulations of toxaphene, aldrin, and dieldrin  

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were two pieces of woody one stationary, the other hinged to the first. These held the spray and dust guns when in use. Each chamber was 42 inches high and 18 inches in diameter. The dust gun was made of glass tubing which had been bent to a 90... at a pressure of 60 pounds per square inch. In each treatnent, , 1. 15 cubic contimctcrs of spray, equivalent to 7. 5 gallons per acre, was delivered from the spray gun. The sprays werc prepared by diluting miscible oil concentrates with water...

Owen, Bernard Lawton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

383

Multi objective optimisation of an electromagnetic valve actuator Nicolas BELLEGARDE, Jean-Claude VANNIER, Philippe DESSANTE, Pierre VIDAL  

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Multi objective optimisation of an electromagnetic valve actuator Nicolas BELLEGARDE, Jean, weight, volume. 1. Notations a Thickness of the mobile part (mm) Slot's coefficient of occupation b

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

384

Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and Oriented Strand Board Roof Sheathing  

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Unvented roof strategies with open cell and closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation sprayed to the underside of roof sheathing have been used since the mid-1990's to provide durable and efficient building enclosures. However, there have been isolated moisture related incidents reported anecdotally that raise potential concerns about the overall hygrothermal performance of these systems. The incidents related to rainwater leakage and condensation concerns. Condensation concerns have been extensively studied by others and are not further discussed in this report. This project involved hygrothermal modeling of a range of rainwater leakage and field evaluations of in-service residential roofs using spray foam insulation. All of the roof assemblies modeled exhibited drying capacity to handle minor rainwater leakage. All field evaluation locations of in-service residential roofs had moisture contents well within the safe range for wood-based sheathing. Explorations of eleven in-service roof systems were completed. The exploration involved taking a sample of spray foam from the underside of the roof sheathing, exposing the sheathing, then taking a moisture content reading. All locations had moisture contents well within the safe range for wood-based sheathing. One full-roof failure was reviewed, as an industry partner was involved with replacing structurally failed roof sheathing. In this case the manufacturer's investigation report concluded that the spray foam was installed on wet OSB based on the observation that the spray foam did not adhere well to the substrate and the pore structure of the closed cell spray foam at the ccSPF/OSB interface was indicative of a wet substrate.

Grin, A.; Smegal, J.; Lstiburek, J.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

LDRD summary report. Part 1: initiation studies of thin film explosvies used for scabbling concrete. Part 2: investigation of spray techniques for use in explosive scabbling of concrete  

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We describe a new method for the scabbling of concrete surfaces using a thin layer of explosive material sprayed onto the surfaces. We also developed a new explosive mixture that could be applied with commercial spray painting equipment. The first part of our record describes experiments that studied methods for the initiation of the sprayed explosive. We successfully initiated layers 0.36 mm thick using a commercial EBW detonator, a flying plate detonator, and by pellet impact. The second part of our report describes a survey of spray methods and tests with two commercial spray systems that we believe could be used for developing a robotic spray system.

Benham, R.A.; Bickes, R.W. Jr.; Grubelich, M.C.; Wackerbarth, D.E.; Brock, J.L.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Low flow showerhead demonstration. Final report  

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This study investigated the water and energy savings obtained from flow showerheads (LFS) in multifamily buildings in New York City. In 1994, the New York City Department of Water and Energy Conservation had initiated two programs -- the Residential Water Survey and the Toilet Rebate Program -- to conserve water. At about the same time EME was commissioned by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority to measure the water and energy consumption in 50 buildings in New York City. May of the buildings monitored by EME also participated in one or both of the city`s programs. This study is the result of the wide overlap of New York City`s programs and EME`s monitoring project. Ten buildings or more than 60% of the final sample of 16 buildings achieved energy savings close to and exceeding 10%. One building had reductions of only 5%. Four buildings remained virtually unchanged and one building showed increases of 10%. A control group of 14 buildings of similar size and composition was also investigated.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

ISOLOK VALVE ACCEPTANCE TESTING FOR DWPF SME SAMPLING PROCESS  

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Evaluation of the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) Chemical Process Cell (CPC) cycle time identified several opportunities to improve the CPC processing time. Of the opportunities, a focus area related to optimizing the equipment and efficiency of the sample turnaround time for DWPF Analytical Laboratory was identified. The Mechanical Systems & Custom Equipment Development (MS&CED) Section of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) evaluated the possibility of using an Isolok{reg_sign} sampling valve as an alternative to the Hydragard{reg_sign} valve for taking process samples. Previous viability testing was conducted with favorable results using the Isolok sampler and reported in SRNL-STI-2010-00749 (1). This task has the potential to improve operability, reduce maintenance time and decrease CPC cycle time. This report summarizes the results from acceptance testing which was requested in Task Technical Request (TTR) HLW-DWPF-TTR-2010-0036 (2) and which was conducted as outlined in Task Technical and Quality Assurance Plan (TTQAP) SRNL-RP-2011-00145 (3). The Isolok to be tested is the same model which was tested, qualified, and installed in the Sludge Receipt Adjustment Tank (SRAT) sample system. RW-0333P QA requirements apply to this task. This task was to qualify the Isolok sampler for use in the DWPF Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) sampling process. The Hydragard, which is the current baseline sampling method, was used for comparison to the Isolok sampling data. The Isolok sampler is an air powered grab sampler used to 'pull' a sample volume from a process line. The operation of the sampler is shown in Figure 1. The image on the left shows the Isolok's spool extended into the process line and the image on the right shows the sampler retracted and then dispensing the liquid into the sampling container. To determine tank homogeneity, a Coliwasa sampler was used to grab samples at a high and low location within the mixing tank. Data from the two locations were compared to determine if the contents of the tank were well mixed. The Coliwasa sampler is a tube with a stopper at the bottom and is designed to obtain grab samples from specific locations within the drum contents. A position paper (4) was issued to address the prototypic flow loop issues and simulant selections. A statistically designed plan (5) was issued to address the total number of samples each sampler needed to pull, to provide the random order in which samples were pulled and to group samples for elemental analysis. The TTR required that the Isolok sampler perform as well as the Hydragard sampler during these tests to ensure the acceptability of the Isolok sampler for use in the DWPF sampling cells. Procedure No.L9.4-5015 was used to document the sample parameters and process steps. Completed procedures are located in R&D Engineering job folder 23269.

Edwards, T.; Hera, K.; Coleman, C.; Jones, M.; Wiedenman, B.

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Spray-on foam insulations for launch vehicle cryogenic tanks  

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Spray-on foam insulation (SOFI) has been developed for use on the cryogenic tanks of space launch vehicles beginning in the 1960s with the Apollo program. The use of SOFI was further developed for the Space Shuttle program. The External Tank (ET) of the Space Shuttle, consisting of a forward liquid oxygen tank in line with an aft liquid hydrogen tank, requires thermal insulation over its outer surface to prevent ice formation and avoid in-flight damage to the ceramic tile thermal protection system on the adjacent Orbiter. The insulation also provides system control and stability throughout the lengthy process of cooldown, loading, and replenishing the tank. There are two main types of SOFI used on the ET: acreage (with the rind) and closeout (machined surface). The thermal performance of the seemingly simple SOFI system is a complex array of many variables starting with the large temperature difference of 200260K through the typical 25-mm thickness. Environmental factors include air temperature and humidity, wind speed, solar exposure, and aging or weathering history. Additional factors include manufacturing details, launch processing operations, and number of cryogenic thermal cycles. The study of the cryogenic thermal performance of SOFI under large temperature differentials is the subject of this article. The amount of moisture taken into the foam during the cold soak phase, termed Cryogenic Moisture Uptake, must also be considered. The heat leakage rates through these foams were measured under representative conditions using laboratory standard liquid nitrogen boiloff apparatus. Test articles included baseline, aged, and weathered specimens. Testing was performed over the entire pressure range from high vacuum to ambient pressure. Values for apparent thermal conductivity and heat flux were calculated and compared with prior data. As the prior data of record was obtained for small temperature differentials on non-weathered foams, analysis of the different methods is provided. Recent advancements and applications of SOFI systems on future launch vehicles and spacecraft are also addressed.

J.E. Fesmire; B.E. Coffman; B.J. Meneghelli; K.W. Heckle

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of arsenic and mercury in lime spray dryer ash  

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The partitioning of As and Hg in various components of lime spray dryer (LSD) ash samples from a coal-fired boiler was characterized to better understand the form and fate of these elements in flue gas desulfurization byproducts. LSD ash samples, collected from the McCracken Power Plant on the Ohio State University campus, were separated by a 140-mesh (106 {mu}m) sieve into two fractions: a fly-ash-/unburned-carbon-enriched fraction (> 106 {mu}m) and a calcium-enriched fraction (< 106 {mu}m). Unburned carbon and fly ash in the material > 106 {mu}m were subsequently separated by density using a lithium heteropolytungstate solution. The concentrations of As and Hg were significant in all fractions. The level of As was consistently greater in the calcium-enriched fraction, while Hg was evenly distributed in all components of LSD ash. Specific surface area was an important factor controlling the distribution of Hg in the different components of LSD ash, but not for As. Comparing the LSD ash data to samples collected from the economizer suggests that As was effectively captured by fly ash at 600{sup o}C, while Hg was not. Leaching tests demonstrated that As and Hg were more stable in the calcium-enriched fraction than in the fly-ash- or carbon-enriched fractions, potentially because of the greater pH of the leachate and subsequently greater stability of small amounts of calcium solids containing trace elements in these fractions. 37 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Panuwat Taerakul; Ping Sun; Danold W. Golightly; Harold W. Walker; Linda K. Weavers [Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (United States). Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for non-invasive diagnosis and control of motor operated valve condition  

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An apparatus compares the torque from an MOV motor with the valve displacement, and from the comparison assesses MOV operating condition. A transducer measures the vibration of the housing of an MOV. The vibrations are due to the motions of the rotating elements within the housing, which motions are directly related to the motion of the valve relative to its seat. Signal processing apparatus analyzes the vibrations to recover the rotations of the rotating elements and thus the motion of the valve plug. Lost motion can also be determined (if a lost motion connection exists) by demodulating the vibration signal and thus taking into account also the lost motion. Simultaneously, the forces applied to the valve are estimated by estimating the torque between the stator and the rotor of the motor. Such torque can be estimated from measuring the input current and voltage alone, using a forgetting factor and a correction for the forgetting factor. A signature derived from relating the torque to the valve position can be used to assess the condition of the MOV, by comparing the signature to signatures for MOVs of known conditions. The vibration analysis components generate signals that relate to the position of elements in the operator. Similarly, the torque estimator estimates the torque output by any type of electric motor, whether or not part of an MOV analysis unit. 28 figs.

Lyon, R.H.; Chai, J.; Lang, J.H.; Hagman, W.H.; Umans, S.D.; Saarela, O.J.

1997-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for non-invasive diagnosis and control of motor operated valve condition  

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An apparatus compares the torque from an MOV motor with the valve displacement, and from the comparison assesses MOV operating condition. A transducer measures the vibration of the housing of an MOV. The vibrations are due to the motions of the rotating elements within the housing, which motions are directly related to the motion of the valve relative to its seat. Signal processing apparatus analyzes the vibrations to recover the rotations of the rotating elements and thus the motion of the valve plug. Lost motion can also be determined (if a lost motion connection exists) by demodulating the vibration signal and thus taking into account also the lost motion. Simultaneously, the forces applied to the valve are estimated by estimating the torque between the stator and the rotor of the motor. Such torque can be estimated from measuring the input current and voltage alone, using a forgetting factor and a correction for the forgetting factor. A signature derived from relating the torque to the valve position can be used to assess the condition of the MOV, by comparing the signature to signatures for MOVs of known conditions. The vibration analysis components generate signals that relate to the position of elements in the operator. Similarly, the torque estimator estimates the torque output by any type of electric motor, whether or not part of an MOV analysis unit.

Lyon, Richard H. (Belmont, MA); Chai, Jangbom (Seoul, KR); Lang, Jeffrey H. (Sudbury, MA); Hagman, Wayne H. (Belmont, MA); Umans, Stephen D. (Belmont, MA); Saarela, Olli J. (Helsinki, FI)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heart valve cardiomyocytes of mouse embryos express the serotonin transporter SERT  

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Multiple evidence demonstrate a role for serotonin and its transporter SERT in heart valve development and disease. By utilizing a Cre/loxP system driven by SERT gene expression, we recently demonstrated a regionally restricted distribution of SERT-expressing cells in developing mouse heart. In order to characterize the cell types exhibiting SERT expression within the mouse heart valves at early developmental stages, in this study we performed immunohistochemistry for Islet1 (Isl1) and connexin-43 (Cx-43) on heart sections from SERT{sup Cre/+};ROSA26R embryos previously stained with X-gal. We observed the co-localization of LacZ staining with Isl1 labelling in the outflow tract, the right ventricle and the conal region of E11.5 mouse heart. Cx-43 labelled cells co-localized with LacZ stained cells in the forming atrioventricular valves. These results demonstrate the cardiomyocyte phenotype of SERT-expressing cells in heart valves of the developing mouse heart, thus suggesting an active role of SERT in early heart valve development.

Pavone, Luigi Michele [Department of Biological Structures, Functions and Technologies, University of Naples Federico II, Via F. Delpino 1, 80137 Naples (Italy); Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy)], E-mail: pavone@dbbm.unina.it; Spina, Anna; Lo Muto, Roberta; Santoro, Dionea [Department of Biological Structures, Functions and Technologies, University of Naples Federico II, Via F. Delpino 1, 80137 Naples (Italy); Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Naples Federico II, Naples (Italy); Mastellone, Vincenzo [Department of Experimental Medicine 'G. Salvatore', University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro (Italy); Avallone, Luigi [Department of Biological Structures, Functions and Technologies, University of Naples Federico II, Via F. Delpino 1, 80137 Naples (Italy)

2008-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty Analysis for a Virtual Flow Meter Using an Air-Handling Unit Chilled Water Valve  

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A virtual water flow meter is developed that uses the chilled water control valve on an air-handling unit as a measurement device. The flow rate of water through the valve is calculated using the differential pressure across the valve and its associated coil, the valve command, and an empirically determined valve characteristic curve. Thus, the probability of error in the measurements is significantly greater than for conventionally manufactured flow meters. In this paper, mathematical models are developed and used to conduct uncertainty analysis for the virtual flow meter, and the results from the virtual meter are compared to measurements made with an ultrasonic flow meter. Theoretical uncertainty analysis shows that the total uncertainty in flow rates from the virtual flow meter is 1.46% with 95% confidence; comparison of virtual flow meter results with measurements from an ultrasonic flow meter yielded anuncertainty of 1.46% with 99% confidence. The comparable results from the theoretical uncertainty analysis and empirical comparison with the ultrasonic flow meter corroborate each other, and tend to validate the approach to computationally estimating uncertainty for virtual sensors introduced in this study.

Song, Li; Wang, Gang; Brambley, Michael R.

2013-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

394

Renovation and remaining life management techniques for the reliable operation of steam turbine valve casings  

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Much attention has been focused on the renovation and remaining life management of steam turbine casings. Properly engineered casing repairs, design upgrades, and strategies such as thermal stress monitoring/control, have been successfully employed to keep older steam turbine casings operating reliably until projected plant decommissioning dates. These proven solutions have resulted in a much lower cost alternative to turbine casing replacement. Valve casings are also subject to the rigors of high pressure/temperature operating environments and have a significant replacement cost as well. The same techniques employed to renovate turbine casings can also be successfully applied to valve casings to ensure their reliable operation for the projected plant life. Of particular interest are design upgrades which can be introduced during the renovation. Advances in computer modeling and techniques such as Finite Element analysis have provided engineers with tools not available during the original casing design. This provides an opportunity to not only restore the casings to their original design, but to re-engineer the casings to exceed original design parameters. This paper will cover the engineering analysis of valve casing defects, restoration techniques, and design upgrades. Thermal stress monitoring will be introduced as a technique to manage remaining life. Typical failure modes in various valve casing designs as well as design improvements will be stressed. It will also use case studies to demonstrate the economic and technical advantages of valve and turbine casing renovation.

Rasmussen, D.M.; Otterlee, T.J. [Turbine Consultants, Inc., Milwaukee, WI (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

395

Fast valve and nozzle for gas-puff operation of dense plasma focus  

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A simple and reliable valve and nozzle system for a very fast injection of gas has been designed and constructed for its use in gas-puff mode of dense plasma focus experiments. It delivers a very quick rise time: 55 ? s . The pressure measured in our setup at a distance of 15 mm from the nozzle output is about 0.285 mbar with a plenum pressure of 3 bars (absolute). The time between the valve aperture and pressure front arrival is 360 ? s . This result comes up as an average of about a hundred measurements. The energy input is 95 J (270 V on a 3000 ? F capacitor bank). The typical dimensions of the valve are 52 mm in diameter and 80 mm in length. The entire volume of the valve is then very small. The relative low pressure and voltage operation are significant advantages of this development. The performance of the valve satisfactorily fulfills the objectives of gas-puff plasma focus operation.

Mara M. Milanese; Jorge O. Pouzo; Osvaldo D. Cortzar; Roberto L. Moroso

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Nano-oxide-layer insertion and specular effects in spin valves: Experiment and theory  

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We report a systematic study of NOL (nano-oxide-layer) insertion and specular effects on the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) of single, synthetic, and dual spin valves, using a semiclassical Boltzmann theory. It is confirmed that the GMR ratio is enhanced by NOL insertion inside the pinned layer or after the free layer. The enhancements are primarily due to the contribution of the majority carriers. The NOL insertions inside the inactive layers of spin valves such as the seed, under, and capping layers reduce the GMR ratio. Though introducing a NOL before or after the Cu spacer would, in principle, significantly suppress the GMR ratio due to the blocking effect or the average effect of different spin channels, large positive or negative (inverse) GMR is found by assuming spin-dependent NOL specular reflections. We have also demonstrated that specular reflection, even beyond a capping layer, may result in reduction of GMR. Upon appropriate NOL insertion, the amplitude of curve of GMR versus thickness of individual layer of spin valves may be generally enhanced, but the shape may change, depending on whether the distance of the NOL to the layer is small or large (distance effect). Finally, it is found that most results obtained for the single realistic spin valves are applicable to synthetic and dual spin valves.

L. Wang; J. J. Qiu; W. J. McMahon; K. B. Li; Y. H. Wu

2004-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

397

Fabrication of ZnO nanorod using spray-pyrolysis and chemical bath deposition method  

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ZnO thin films with nanorod structure were deposited using Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis method for seed growth, and Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) for nanorod growth. High purity Zn-hydrate and Urea are used to control Ph were dissolved in ethanol and aqua bidest in Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis process. Glass substrate was placed above the heater plate of reaction chamber, and subsequently sprayed with the range duration of 5, 10 and 20 minutes at the temperatures of 3500 C. As for the Chemical Bath Deposition, the glass substrate with ZnO seed on the surface was immerse to Zn-hydrate, HMTA (Hexa Methylene Tetra Amine) and deionized water solution for duration of 3, 5 and 7 hour and temperatures of 600 C, washed in distilled water, dried, and annealed at 3500 C for an hour. The characterization of samples was carried out to reveal the surface morphology using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). From the data, the combination of 5 minutes of Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis process and 3 hour of CBD has showed the best structure of nanorod. Meanwhile the longer Spraying process and CBD yield the bigger nanorod structure that have been made, and it makes the films more dense which make the nanorod collide each other and as a result produce unsymetric nanorod structure.

Ramadhani, Muhammad F., E-mail: brian@tf.itb.ac.id; Pasaribu, Maruli A. H., E-mail: brian@tf.itb.ac.id; Yuliarto, Brian, E-mail: brian@tf.itb.ac.id; Nugraha, E-mail: brian@tf.itb.ac.id [Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory, Engineering Physics Department Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Spray Deposition of High Quality CuInSe2 and CdTe Films: Preprint  

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A number of different ink and deposition approaches have been used for the deposition of CuInSe2 (CIS), Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS), and CdTe films. For CIS and CIGS, soluble precursors containing Cu, In, and Ga have been developed and used in two ways to produce CIS films. In the first, In-containing precursor films were sprayed on Mo-coated glass substrates and converted by rapid thermal processing (RTP) to In2Se3. Then a Cu-containing film was sprayed down on top of the In2Se3 and the stacked films were again thermally processed to give CIS. In the second approach, the Cu-, In-, and Ga-containing inks were combined in the proper ratio to produce a mixed Cu-In-Ga ink that was sprayed on substrates and thermally processed to give CIGS films directly. For CdTe deposition, ink consisting of CdTe nanoparticles dispersed in methanol was prepared and used to spray precursor films. Annealing these precursor films in the presence of CdCl2 produced large-grained CdTe films. The films were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Optimized spray and processing conditions are crucial to obtain dense, crystalline films.

Curtis, C. J.; van Hest, M.; Miedaner, A.; Leisch, J.; Hersh, P.; Nekuda, J.; Ginley, D. S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Bypass valve and coolant flow controls for optimum temperatures in waste heat recovery systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Implementing an optimized waste heat recovery system includes calculating a temperature and a rate of change in temperature of a heat exchanger of a waste heat recovery system, and predicting a temperature and a rate of change in temperature of a material flowing through a channel of the waste heat recovery system. Upon determining the rate of change in the temperature of the material is predicted to be higher than the rate of change in the temperature of the heat exchanger, the optimized waste heat recovery system calculates a valve position and timing for the channel that is configurable for achieving a rate of material flow that is determined to produce and maintain a defined threshold temperature of the heat exchanger, and actuates the valve according to the calculated valve position and calculated timing.

Meisner, Gregory P

2013-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Scoping Study on the Safety Impact of Valve Spacing in Natural Gas Pipelines  

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is responsible for ensuring the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Regulations adopted by PHMSA for gas pipelines are provided in 49 CFR 192, and spacing requirements for valves in gas transmission pipelines are presented in 49 CFR 192.179. The present report describes the findings of a scoping study conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to assist PHMSA in assessing the safety impact of system valve spacing. Calculations of the pressures, temperatures, and flow velocities during a set of representative pipe depressurization transients were carried out using a one-dimensional numerical model with either ideal gas or real gas properties for the fluid. With both ideal gas and real gas properties, the high-consequence area radius for any resulting fire as defined by Stevens in GRI-00/0189 was evaluated as one measure of the pipeline safety. In the real gas case, a model for convective heat transfer from the pipe wall is included to assess the potential for shut-off valve failures due to excessively low temperatures resulting from depressurization cooling of the pipe. A discussion is also provided of some additional factors by which system valve spacing could affect overall pipeline safety. The following conclusions can be drawn from this work: (1) Using an adaptation of the Stephens hazard radius criteria, valve spacing has a negligible influence on natural gas pipeline safety for the pipeline diameter, pressure range, and valve spacings considered in this study. (2) Over the first 30 s of the transient, pipeline pressure has a far greater effect on the hazard radius calculated with the Stephens criteria than any variations in the transient flow decay profile and the average discharge rate. (3) Other factors besides the Stephens criteria, such as the longer burn time for an accidental fire, greater period of danger to emergency personnel, increased unavoidable loss of gas, and possible depressurization cooling of the shut-off valves may also be important when deciding whether a change in the required valve spacing would be beneficial from a safety standpoint. (4) The average normalized discharge rate of {lambda}{sub avg} = 0.33 assumed by Stephens in developing his safety criteria is an excellent conservative value for natural gas discharge at the pressures, valve spacings, and pipe diameter used in this study. This conclusion remains valid even when real rather than ideal gas properties are considered in the analysis. (5) Significant pipe wall cooling effects (T{sub w} < -50 F or 228 K) can extend for a mile or more upstream from the rupture point within 30 s of a break. These conditions are colder than the temperature range specifications for many valve lubricants. The length of the low-temperature zone due to this cooling effect is also essentially independent of the system shut-off valve spacing or the distance between the break and a compressor station. (6) Having more redundant shut-off valves available would reduce the probability that pipe cooling effects could interfere with isolating the broken area following a pipeline rupture accident.

Sulfredge, Charles David [ORNL

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3-D modelling of kerosene-fuelled HVOF thermal spray gun  

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Liquid-fuelled high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spraying systems are capable of generating more momentum output to powder particles in comparison with gas-fuelled systems. The use of low-cost fuel such as kerosene makes this technology particular attractive. High-quality coating requires thermal spraying systems delivering consistent performance as a result of the combustion during HVOF spraying. The combustion of kerosene is very complicated due to the variation of fuel composition and subsequently makes it extremely challenging for process control. This paper describes a 3-D simulation using mathematical models available in a commercial finite volume CFD code. The combustion and discrete particle models within the numerical code are applied to solve the combustion of kerosene and couple the motion of fuel droplets with the gas flow dynamics in a Lagrangian fashion. The effects of liquid fuel droplets on the thermodynamics of the combusting gas flow are examined thoroughly.

S. Kamnis; S. Gu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Analysis of HFIR pressurizer pump overspeed transients and relief valve performance  

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The pressurizer pump overspeed transients at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) fall in the category of {open_quotes}increase in coolant inventory transients.{close_quotes} They are among the accident transients to be performed for Chapter 15 of the HFIR safety analysis report (SAR). The pressurizer pump speed starting to increase inadvertently to reach its maximum speed of 3,560 rpm while the reactor operates under normal conditions is the cause of this transient. Increased primary coolant system pressure due to increased pressurizer pump flow into the primary coolant head tank challenges the relief valves to open. If the relief valves do not open, increased primary coolant system pressure will challenge the integrity of the high pressure boundary. Two sets of analyses were performed to analyze the pressurizer pump overspeed transients. The purpose of the first analysis is to estimate how long it will take for the relief valves to open under different conditions and whether or not they will chatter or flutter for a considerable amount of time. The analysis estimates relief valve performance and stability using four different relief valve subsystem models. The relief valve subsystem models are not attached to the primary coolant system model. Vigorous pressure oscillations were produced in all of the computations performed as part of the first analysis. The second analysis includes new simulations of the pressurizer pump overspeed transients that were previously simulated using the RELAP5 thermal-hydraulic computer code. The HFIRSYS, High Flux Isotope Reactor System Transient Analysis computer code, was utilized for these simulations providing referable results for comparisons. The increased pressurizer pump flow due to runaway pressurizer pump speed pressurizes the primary coolant system. The assumptions were made in such a way to form constraining conditions at initiation of and during the transients to generate as high an overpressure situation as possible.

Sozer, M.C.

1992-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE USE OF SPRAY SYSTEMS: AN EXAMPLE OF R&D WORK IN HYDROGEN SAFETY FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS  

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occurred since the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979 through experimental programs1 ON THE USE OF SPRAY SYSTEMS: AN EXAMPLE OF R&D WORK IN HYDROGEN SAFETY FOR NUCLEAR APPLICATIONS, igniters and spray systems have been designed and installed in modern nuclear power plants. Mitigation

Boyer, Edmond

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Corrosion and wear resistance of tungsten carbide-cobalt and tungsten carbide-cobalt-chromium thermal spray coatings  

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Tungsten carbide thermal spray coatings provide wear surfaces to new and overhauled components for various industries. Their wear resistance is obtained by incorporating small tungsten carbide particles into a metal matrix. This presentation will show what parameters influence their corrosion resistance in the ASTM B-117 Salt Spray Corrosion Test,

Quets, J.; Alford, J.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Quantitative in-cylinder NO-LIF imaging in a realistic gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection  

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Quantitative in-cylinder NO-LIF imaging in a realistic gasoline engine with spray-guided direct of engines with gasoline direct injection. Exhaust gas aftertreatment requires storage catalysts fractions in a gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF

Lee, Tonghun

406

The wave state and sea spray related parameterization of wind stress applicable from low to extreme winds  

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The wave state and sea spray related parameterization of wind stress applicable from low to extreme surface aerodynamic roughness applicable from low to extreme winds is proposed. The corresponding), The wave state and sea spray related parameterization of wind stress applicable from low to extreme winds

Liu, Paul

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Airpath Control of a SI Engine with Variable Valve Timing Actuators Thomas Leroy, Jonathan Chauvin and Nicolas Petit  

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Airpath Control of a SI Engine with Variable Valve Timing Actuators Thomas Leroy, Jonathan Chauvin with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) actuators. VVT devices are used to produce internal exhaust gas recirculation actuators affect the fresh air charge in the cylinders. This has an impact on the torque output (leading

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Spin-dependent thermal and electrical transport in a spin-valve system Zheng-Chuan Wang,1  

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Spin-dependent thermal and electrical transport in a spin-valve system Zheng-Chuan Wang,1 Gang Su,1 governed by thermal processes at high temperature. The so-called spin-valve phenomenon is clearly uncovered, the quantum size effect on the thermal conduc- tance and the Peltier coefficient,2 the diffusive thermopower

Gao, Song

409

Design and performance of atomizing nozzles for spray calcination of high-level wastes  

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A key aspect of high-level liquid-waste spray calcination is waste-feed atomization by using air atomizing nozzles. Atomization substantially increases the heat transfer area of the waste solution, which enhances rapid drying. Experience from the spray-calciner operations has demonstrated that nozzle flow conditions that produce 70-..mu.. median-volume-diameter or smaller spray droplets are required for small-scale spray calciners (drying capacity less than 80 L/h). For large-scale calciners (drying capacity greater than 300 L/h), nozzle flow conditions that produce 100-..mu.. median-volume-diameter or smaller spray droplets are required. Mass flow ratios of 0.2 to 0.4, depending on nozzle size, are required for proper operation of internal-mix atomizing nozzles. Both internal-mix and external-mix nozzles have been tested at PNL. Due to the lower airflow requirements and fewer large droplets produced, the internal-mix nozzle has been chosen for primary development in the spray calciner program at PNL. Several nozzle air-cap materials for internal-mix nozzles have been tested for wear resistance. Results show that nozzle air caps of stainless steel and Cer-vit (a machineable glass ceramic) are suceptible to rapid wear by abrasive slurries, whereas air caps of alumina and reaction-bonded silicon nitride show only slow wear. Longer-term testing is necessary to determine more accurately the actual frequency of nozzle replacement. Atomizing nozzle air caps of alumina are subject to fracture from thermal shock, whereas air caps of silicon nitride and Cer-vit are not. Fractured nozzles are held in place by the air-cap retaining ring and continue to atomize satisfactorily. Therefore, fractures caused by thermal shocking do not necessarily result in nozzle failure.

Miller, F.A.; Stout, L.A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Fail save shut off valve for filtering systems employing candle filters  

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The invention relates to an apparatus that acts as a fail save shut off valve. More specifically, the invention relates to a fail save shut off valve that allows fluid flow during normal operational conditions, but prevents the flow of fluids in the event of system failure upstream that causes over-pressurization. The present invention is particularly well suited for use in conjunction with hot gas filtering systems, which utilize ceramic candle filters. Used in such a hot gas system the present invention stops the flow of hot gas and prevents any particulate laden gas from entering the clean side of the system.

VanOsdol, John (Fairmont, WV)

2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Fail Save Shut Off Valve for Filtering Systems Employing Candle Filters  

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The invention relates to an apparatus that acts as a fail save shut off valve. More specifically, the invention relates to a fail save shut off valve that allows fluid flow during normal operational conditions, but prevents the flow of fluids in the event of system failure upstream that causes over-pressurization. The present invention is particularly well suited for use in conjunction with hot gas filtering systems, which utilize ceramic candle filters. Used in such a hot gas system the present invention stops the flow of hot gas and prevents any particulate laden gas from entering the clean side of the system.

VanOsdol, John

2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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LLNL heart valve condition classification project anechoic testing results at the TRANSDEC evaluation facility  

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This report first briefly outlines the procedures and support/activation fixture developed at LLNL to perform the heart valve tests in an anechoic-like tank at the US Navy Transducer Evaluation Facility (TransDec) located in San Diego, CA. Next they discuss the basic experiments performed and the corresponding experimental plan employed to gather meaningful data systematically. The signal processing required to extract the desired information is briefly developed along with some of the data. Finally, they show the results of the individual runs for each valve, point out any of the meaningful features and summaries.

Candy, J V

1999-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Spin-transfer switching of orthogonal spin-valve devices at cryogenic temperatures  

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We present the quasi-static and dynamic switching characteristics of orthogonal spin-transfer devices incorporating an out-of-plane magnetized polarizing layer and an in-plane magnetized spin valve device at cryogenic temperatures. Switching at 12?K between parallel and anti-parallel spin-valve states is investigated for slowly varied current as well as for current pulses with durations as short as 200 ps. We demonstrate 100% switching probability with current pulses 0.6?ns in duration. We also present a switching probability diagram that summarizes device switching operation under a variety of pulse durations, amplitudes, and polarities.

Ye, L., E-mail: ly17@nyu.edu; Gopman, D. B.; Rehm, L.; Backes, D.; Wolf, G.; Kent, A. D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Ohki, T. [Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Kirichenko, A. F.; Vernik, I. V.; Mukhanov, O. A. [HYPRES, 175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, New York 10523 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Concrete Repair Techniques for Radiologically Contaminated Tank Farm Pump and Valve Pits  

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As part of the scope of Project W-314, ''Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations,'' the condition of pump and valve pit walls and floors is being assessed, and repairs made as needed, to support upgrading the infrastructure necessary to safely transfer tank waste for treatment. Flaws in the surfaces of the pits (e.g., concrete crack/faults, protective coating deterioration) must be repaired to ensure containment integrity and to facilitate future decontamination of the pits. This engineering study presents a cost/risk/benefit evaluation of concrete and protective coating repair methods in pump and valve pits using various manual and remote tool systems.

MINTEER, D.J.

2000-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of primary breakup modeling on spray and combustion characteristics of compression ignition engines  

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Injector flow dynamics and primary breakup processes are known to play a pivotal role in determining combustion and emissions in diesel engines. In the present study, we examine the effects of primary breakup modeling on the spray and combustion characteristics under diesel engine conditions. The commonly used KH model, which considers the aerodynamically induced breakup based on the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, is modified to include the effects of cavitation and turbulence generated inside the injector. The KH model and the new (KH-ACT) model are extensively evaluated by performing 3-D time-dependent simulations with detailed chemistry under diesel engine conditions. Results indicate that the inclusion of cavitation and turbulence enhances primary breakup, leading to smaller droplet sizes, decrease in liquid penetration, and increase in the radial dispersion of spray. Predictions are compared with measurements for non-evaporating and evaporating sprays, as well as with flame measurements. While both the models are able to reproduce the experimentally observed global spray and combustion characteristics, predictions using the KH-ACT model exhibit closer agreement with measurements in terms of liquid penetration, cone angle, spray axial velocity, and liquid mass distribution for non-evaporating sprays. Similarly, the KH-ACT model leads to better agreement with respect to the liquid length and vapor penetration distance for evaporating sprays, and with respect to the flame lift-off location for combusting sprays. The improved agreement is attributed to the ability of the new model to account for the effects of turbulence and cavitation generated inside the injector, which enhance the primary breakup. Results further indicate that the combustion under diesel engine conditions is characterized by a double-flame structure with a rich premixed reaction zone near the flame stabilization region and a non-premixed reaction zone further downstream. This flame structure is consistent with the Dec's model for diesel engine combustion (Dec, 1997), and well captured by a newly developed flame index based on the scalar product of CO and O{sub 2} mass fraction gradients. (author)

Som, S.; Aggarwal, S.K. [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607 (United States)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic shielding properties of plasma sprayed YBa2Cu3O7-x on nickel substrates  

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YBa2Cu3O7-x films were grown by a low pressure plasma spraying technique and atmospheric plasma spray on polycrystalline nickel substrate using yttrium-stabilized zirconia as a buffer layer. After post-annealing in oxygen at high temperature, zero resistance is reached above 77 K. YBa2Cu3O7-x films with thicknesses between 120 and 420 ?m were prepared and their critical currents measured. The a.c. magnetic shielding properties were determined in the high frequency region, 100 kHz to 3 MHz. The relations between the screening properties, the critical currents and the microstructure of the thin films are discussed.

D. Castello; J. Fontcuberta; M. Pont; J.S. Muoz

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Spray mast SRNL-L9100-2009-0000188TechBrief.ppt  

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Directed Spray Mast Directed Spray Mast at a glance  U.S. patent 6,889,920 B2  cleans with high precision  operates at extremely high pressures  fits through small tank- entry ports  requires less water  reduces electricity consumption The directed spray mast was originally conceived to eliminate the inherent dangers involved with sending workers into storage or process tanks during cleaning operations. The directed spray mast was designed to provide more precise cleaning of problem build-up areas within a tank versus the more global cleaning approach of existing technologies. Remotely operated tank- cleaning device Engineers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have developed a remotely-operated tank cleaning device for precise, high-pressure spray for

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Sealing off a carbon nanotube with a self-assembled aqueous valve for the storage of hydrogen in GPa pressure  

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The end section of a carbon nanotube, cut by acid treatment, contains hydrophillic oxygen groups. Water molecules can self-assemble around these groups to seal off a carbon nanotube and form an "aqueous valve". Molecular dynamics simulations on single-wall (12,12) and (15,15) tubes with dangling carboxyl groups show that the formation of aqueous valves can be achieved both in the absence of and in the presence of high pressure hydrogen. Furthermore, significant diffusion barriers through aqueous valves are identified. It indicates that such valves could hold hydrogen inside the tube with GPa pressure. Releasing hydrogen is easily achieved by melting the "aqueous valve". Such a design provides a recyclable and non- destructive way to store hydrogen in GPa pressure. Under the storage conditions dictated by sealing off the container in liquid water, the hydrogen density inside the container is higher than that for solid hydrogen, which promises excellent weight storage efficiency.

Chen, H Y; Gong, X G; Liu, Zhi-Feng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction integrity assessment report (ETN-98-0005) S-Farm overground transfer (OGT) system valve pit 241-S-B to valve pit 241-S-D  

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The S-Farm overground transfer (OGT) line will bypass the existing line(s), between valve pits 241-S-B and 241-S-D that no longer meet system requirements. The new OGT line will provide a waste transfer pipeline between these valve pits in support of saltwell pumping activities. The length of the OGT line is approximately 180 ft from pit to pit. The primary pipe is nominal 1-in. diameter stainless steel (SST) braided Ethylene-propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) hose. The encasement pipe is a nominal 3-in., flanged, SST pipe made up of several different length pipe spool pieces (drawing H-2-829564, sh. 1 and sh. 2). The OGT line slopes from valve pit 241-S-B toward valve pit 241-S-D. At each end, the primary and encasement pipe connect to a pit entry spool piece. The pit entry spool pieces are constructed of prefabricated SST materials. These spool pieces allow for the separation of the primary and encasement pipelines after the pipes have entered the valve pits (drawing H-2-818280, sh. 2). The pit entry spool pieces also allow for leak detection of the encasement pipe at each end (drawing H-2-829564, sh. 2). The OGT encasement pipeline is supported above ground by adjustable height unistrut brackets and precast concrete bases (drawing H-2-829654, sh. 1). The pipeline is heat-traced and insulated. The heat tracing and insulation supply and retain latent heat that prevents waste solidification during transfers and provides freeze protection. The total length of the pipeline is above ground, thereby negating the need for cathodic corrosion protection. This Construction Integrity Assessment Report (CIAR) is prepared by Fluor Daniel Northwest for Numatec Hanford Corporation/Lockheed Martin Hanford Corporation, the operations contractor, and the U. S. Department of Energy, the system owner. The CIAR is intended to verify that construction was performed in accordance with the provisions of Washington Administrative Code, WAC-173-303-640 (3) (c), (e), (f) and (h).

HICKS, D.F.

1999-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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An Active Motion Compensation Instrument for Beating Heart Mitral Valve Surgery  

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An Active Motion Compensation Instrument for Beating Heart Mitral Valve Surgery Daniel T. Kettler) is described. The resulting instrument was tested in user trials under a series of positional error bandwidth, creating a wrist that can operate in the restricted workspace within the heart, and ensuring

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MOTION PLANNING CONTROL OF THE AIRPATH OF AN S.I. ENGINE WITH VALVE  

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to controlling the air mass aspirated in the cylinder. Besides, it is also desired to reduce engine pollutantMOTION PLANNING CONTROL OF THE AIRPATH OF AN S.I. ENGINE WITH VALVE TIMING ACTUATORS T. Leroy , J, France Abstract: We address the control of the airpath of a turbocharged S.I. engine equipped

Boyer, Edmond

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Inhibition of aortic wall calcification in bioprosthetic heart valves by ethanol pretreatment: Biochemical and  

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Inhibition of aortic wall calcification in bioprosthetic heart valves by ethanol pretreatment 16 September 1997; 20 February 1998 Abstract: The effectiveness of ethanol pretreatment on pre was previously demonstrated, and the mechanism of action of ethanol was attributed in part to both lipid removal

Zand, Robert

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Condition monitoring of motor-operated valves in nuclear power plants Pierre Granjon  

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Condition monitoring of motor-operated valves in nuclear power plants Pierre Granjon Gipsa of nuclear power plants. Unfortunately, today's policies present a major drawback. Indeed, these monitoring is illustrated through experimental data. 1. Introduction Nuclear power provides about 14% of the world

Boyer, Edmond

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Motion planning for experimental air path control of a variable-valve-timing spark ignition engine  

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to driveability problems) and on the fuel/air ratio (FAR) (leading to pollution peaks). To compensateMotion planning for experimental air path control of a variable-valve-timing spark ignition engine Syste´mes, Mines-ParisTech 60, bd St Michel, 75272 Paris, France a r t i c l e i n f o Article history

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The Use of Coanda Wall Attachment Fluidic Switches as Gas Chromatographic Valves  

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......chromatographs operating in a process control application are quite...many research- ers since the commercialization of the chromatograph in the...is particularly evident in process chromatographs. Valves which...conditions are prone to fail in a process control environment where......

Raymond Annino; Jim Leone

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low energy ion beam assisted deposition of a spin valve J. J. Quan,a  

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Low energy ion beam assisted deposition of a spin valve J. J. Quan,a S. A. Wolf, and H. N. G. Wadley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science interfacial structures can be created using low energy, ion assisted vapor deposition techniques with ion

Wadley, Haydn

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Towards Real-Time and Memory Efficient Predictions of Valve States in Diesel Engines  

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Towards Real-Time and Memory Efficient Predictions of Valve States in Diesel Engines Philippe Komma phase complexity while retaining good generalization performance. I. INTRODUCTION In automotive engines T¨ubingen, Germany {philippe.komma, andreas.zell}@uni-tuebingen.de system for a diesel engine

Zell, Andreas

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On the development of a spray model based on drop-size moments  

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...experimental results given are penetration rates, and the SMR averaged...although less good than the penetration results. Again, the...rst millisecond. The rate of increase of spray...20 30 40 time (ms) penetration(mm) case R1 predicted...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Flux Analysis of a Reacting Thermite Spray Impingent on a Substrate  

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Spray combustion from a thermite reaction is a new area of research relevant to localized energy generation applications, such as welding or cutting. In this study, we characterized the heat flux of combustion spray impinging on a target from a nozzle for three thermite mixtures. The reactions studied include aluminum (Al) with iron oxide (Fe2O3), Al with copper oxide (CuO), and Al with molybdenum oxide (MoO3). Several standoff distances (i.e., distance from the nozzle exit to the target) were analyzed. A fast response heat flux sensor was engineered for this purpose and is discussed in detail. Results correlated substrate damage to a threshold heat flux of 4550 W/cm2 for a fixed-nozzle configuration. Also, higher gas-generating thermites were shown to produce a widely dispersed spray and be less effective at imparting kinetic energy damage to a target. These results provide an understanding of the role of thermal and physical properties (i.e., such as heat of combustion, gas generation, and particle size) on thermite spray combustion performance measured by damaging a target substrate.

Eric S. Collins; Michelle L. Pantoya; Michael A. Daniels; Daniel J. Prentice; Eric D. Steffler; Steven P. D'Arche

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-Eddy Simulation of Evaporating Spray in a Coaxial Combustor  

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of engineering applications; e.g. internal combustion engines, liquid and solid propellant rocket motors, gas-turbine representative of gas-turbine combustors. Key words: Sprays, LES, unstructured grids, particle-laden flows complex. In gas turbine combustors, for example, the liquid fuel jet undergoes primary and secondary

Mahesh, Krishnan

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JET BREAKUP and SPRAY FORMATION in a DIESEL ENGINE James Glimm  

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JET BREAKUP and SPRAY FORMATION in a DIESEL ENGINE James Glimm Department of Applied Mathematics of a fuel e?cient, nonpollut- ing diesel engine. We report preliminary progress on the numerical simulation Introduction The design of a fuel e?cient, nonpolluting diesel engine is the subject of intensive international

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

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hal-00157269,version1-26Jun2007 Numerical simulation of spray coalescence in an Eulerian  

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. #12;1 Introduction In many industrial combustion applications such as Diesel engines, fuel is stocked and Biological Engineering, 2114 Sweeney Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2230, U.S.A. - rofox. The fundamental mathematical description is the Williams spray equation governing the joint number density

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Investigation of two-fluid methods for Large Eddy Simulation of spray combustion in Gas Turbines  

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Investigation of two-fluid methods for Large Eddy Simulation of spray combustion in Gas Turbines the EL method well suited for gas turbine computations, but RANS with the EE approach may also be found and coupled with the LES solver of the gas phase. The equations used for each phase and the coupling terms

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High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) Suspension Spraying of Mullite Coatings  

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Mullite coatings (3Al2O32SiO2) were deposited by suspension thermal spraying of micron-sized (D50...=1.8?m) feedstock powders, using a high-velocity oxy-fuel gun (HVOF) operated on propylene (DJ-2700) and .....

J. Oberste Berghaus; B.R. Marple

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of BaTiO3 nanoparticles by combustion spray pyrolysis Sangjin Leea  

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], hydrothermal [6], and spray pyrolysis [7­9] have been developed to prepare stoichiometric, ultra- fine BaTiO3 process. Hydrothermal BaTiO3 powders [6] are usually a paraelectric cubic phase, which needs additional freedom from hydrocarbon-based chem- icals, and thus avoiding carbon-contamination problems. As a result

Messing, Gary L.

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On radiative transfer in water spray curtains using the Discrete Ordinates Method  

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addressed in conditions similar to devices used in fire protection systems. The radiation propagation from solutions involved in fire protection systems. In this case, the expected aim is to protect given devices of the spray efficiency would be a useful tool for people concerned with fire protection. Our group is involved

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CaO-based sorbents for CO2 capture prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis  

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of additives in the CaO matrix and the relatively high surface area materials obtained via USP explain are currently under investigation for CO2 capture, both for post- combustion (e.g., silica supported amines,2 of metal oxides, even on an industrial scale.18,19 We report here the rst use of ultrasonic spray pyrolysis

Suslick, Kenneth S.

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Fabrication and Wear Behavior of Nanostructured Plasma-Sprayed 6061Al-SiCp Composite Coating  

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6061Al powder with 15wt.% SiC particulate (SiCp...) reinforcement was mechanically alloyed (MA) in a high-energy attrition mill. The MA powder was then plasma sprayed onto weathering steel (Cor-Ten A242) substra...

Satish Tailor; R. M. Mohanty; V. K. Sharma

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Erosion resistance of cooled thermal sprayed coatings under simulated erosion conditions at waterwall in FBCs  

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The erosion-corrosion (E-C) behavior of cooled 1018 steel and several thermal sprayed coatings by bed ash, retrieved from an operating circulating fluidized bed combustor (CFBC) boiler firing biomass, was determined in laboratory tests using a nozzle type elevated temperature erosion tester. Test conditions attempted but not exactly to simulate the erosion conditions found at the refractory/bare-tube interface at the combustor waterwall of FBC boilers. The specimens were water-cooled on the backside. Material wastage rates were determined from the thickness loss measurements of specimens. Test results were compared with erosion-corrosion test results for isothermal specimens. The morphology of specimens was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It was found that the cooled specimens demonstrated higher erosion-corrosion wastage than those of the isothermal specimens. At a shallow impact angle of 30{degree} the effect of cooling specimens on the erosion wastage for thermal sprayed coatings was less than that for 1018 steel, while at a steep impact angle of 90{degree} this effect for thermal sprayed coatings was greater than that for 1018 steel. The hypersonic velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) Cr{sub 3}C{sub 2} ceramic coating exhibited the highest E-C resistance due to its favorable composition and fine structure. The poor E-C resistance of arc-sprayed FeCrSiB coating was attributed to larger splat size, higher porosity and the presence of radial and tangential microcracks within the coating.

Wang, B.Q. [Metalspray USA, Inc., Richmond, VA (United States). Metallurgical Lab.; Lee, S.W. [Morgan State Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States). School of Engineering

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a Fixed Spraying System for Commercial High-Density Apple Plantings Final Report 2007  

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Optimization of a Fixed Spraying System for Commercial High-Density Apple Plantings Final Report and fruit coverage issues are a research priority in tree fruits and apples in particular. Preliminary Work. Preliminary trials were conducted in two blocks each of Red Delicious and Empire apples on M.9 dwarfing stock

Agnello, Arthur M.

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 32:137142 (2003) Cooling Efficiency of Cryogen Spray During Laser  

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and other vascular skin lesions. The efficacy of CSC depends critically on the heat transfer coefficient (H layer, detach- ed from in vivo human skin. The heat transfer coefficient of the stratum corneum to be dependent on the specific design of the cryogen valve and nozzle. With nozzles used in typical clinical

Aguilar, Guillermo

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Aerosol Formation from High-Pressure Sprays for Supporting the Safety Analysis for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant  

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The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at Hanford is being designed and built to pretreat and vitrify waste currently stored in underground tanks at Hanford. One of the postulated events in the hazard analysis for the WTP is a breach in process piping that produces a pressurized spray with small droplets that can be transported into ventilation systems. Literature correlations are currently used for estimating the generation rate and size distribution of aerosol droplets in postulated spray releases. These correlations, however, are based on results obtained from small engineered nozzles using Newtonian liquids that do not contain slurry particles and thus do not accurately represent the fluids and breaches in the WTP. A test program was developed to measure the generation rate of droplets suspended in a test chamber and droplet size distribution from a range of prototypic sprays. A novel test method was developed to allow measurement of sprays from small to very large breaches and also includes the effect of aerosol generation from splatter when the spray impacts on walls. Results show that the aerosol generation rate increases with increasing the orifice area, though with a weaker dependence on orifice area than the currently-used correlation. A comparison of water sprays to slurry sprays with 8 to 20 wt% gibbsite or boehmite particles shows that the presence of slurry particles depresses the release fraction compared to water for droplets above 10 ?m and increases the release fraction below this droplet size.

Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Mahoney, Lenna A.; Schonewill, Philip P.; Bontha, Jagannadha R.; Blanchard, Jeremy; Kurath, Dean E.; Daniel, Richard C.; Song, Chen

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast and quantitative X-tomography and simulation of hollow-cone gasoline direct-injection sprays.  

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Gasoline direct injection (GDI) has the potential to greatly improve internal combustion engine performance through precise control of the injection rate, timing, and combustion of the fuel. A thorough characterization of the hydrodynamics of fuel injection has to come from a precise, quantitative analysis of the sprays, especially in the near-nozzle region. A lack of knowledge of the fuel-spray dynamics has severely limited computational modeling of the sprays and design of improved injection systems. Previously, the structure and dynamics of highly transient fuel sprays have never been visualized or reconstructed in three dimensions (3D) due to numerous technical difficulties. By using an ultrafast x-ray detector and intense monochromatic x-ray beams from synchrotron radiation, the fine structures and dynamics of 1-ms GDI fuel sprays from an outwardly opening nozzle were elucidated by a newly developed, ultrafast, microsecond computed microtomography (CT) technique. In a time-resolved manner, many detailed features associated with the transient fuel flows are readily observable in the quantitatively reconstructed 3D fuel spray density distribution as a result of the quantitative CT technique. More importantly, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation based on the Taylor analogy breakup (TAB) model has also been performed using the boundary and initial conditions obtained from the experiment data. The experimental and numerical results are in good agreement quantitatively. These results not only reveal the characteristics of the GDI fuel sprays with unprecedented detail, but will also facilitate realistic computational fluid dynamic simulations in highly transient, multiphase systems.

Liu, X.; Im, K-S; Wang, Y.; Wang, J.; Tate, M.W.; Ercan, A.; Schuette, D.R.; Gruner, S.M. (X-Ray Science Division); (Cornell Univ.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A characterization of check valve degradation and failure experience in the nuclear power industry: 1984-1990. Volume 1  

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Check valve operating problems in recent years have resulted in significant operating transients, increased cost and decreased system availability. As a result, additional attention has beau given to check valves by utilities (resulting in the formation of the Nuclear Industry Check Valve Group), as well as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance Committee. All these organizations have the fundamental goal of ensuring reliable operation of check valves. A key ingredient to an engineering-oriented reliability improvement effort is a thorough understanding of relevant historical experience. A detailed review of historical failure data, available through the Institute of Nuclear Power Operation`s Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System, has been conducted. The focus of the review is on check valve failures that have involved significant degradation of the valve internal parts. A variety of parameters are considered, including size, age, system of service, method of failure discovery, the affected valve parts, attributed causes, and corrective actions.

Casada, D.A.; Todd, M.D. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Modelica/MWorks on modeling, simulation and optimization for electro-hydraulic servo valve system  

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Electro-hydraulic servo valve is a typical complicated multi-domain system constituted by mechanical electric hydraulic and magnetic components which is widely used in electro-hydraulic servo systems such as construction machinery heavy equipment weapon and so forth. The traditional method of modeling and simulation of servo valve is based on block diagram or signal flow which cannot describe the servo valve system from components level nor be used in modeling and simulation of overall servo systems. In the procedure of traditional method computational causality must be involved in modeling of servo valve which is inconvenient to execute modification on components or parameters. Modelica is an object-oriented modeling language which is suited for large complex heterogeneous and multi-domain systems. The key features of Modelica are multi-domain object-oriented and non-causal which are suitable for modeling of servo valve and make the model readable reusable and easy to modify. The simulation results show similar curves with traditional method. This new servo valve modeling and simulation method can provide the engineers a more efficient way to design and optimize a servo valve and an overall servo system.

Ming Li; Guang Meng; Jianping Jing; Jinyang Liu; Zuoyang Zhong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of system performance losses due to the reversing valve for a heat pump using R-410a  

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A traditional reversing valve enables a heat pump to operate in the heating mode or cooling mode by switching the refrigerant flow path through the indoor and outdoor coils, thereby changing the functions of the two heat exchangers. However, the presence of a reversing valve causes additional pressure drops and undesired heat exchange. The objective of this research was to measure the overall effects of a reversing valve on a 3-ton heat pump system using R-401a and make comparisons to the same valve's performance with R-22 as the refrigerant. The experiments included tests of under- and over-sized valves at the same test conditions. Also, the effects of pressure drops and of heat transfer combined with mass leakage on system and compressor performance were analyzed. It was found that the use of a larger (oversized) reversing valve to reduce pressure drops provided only limited performance gains. Also, changing refrigerant from R-22 to R-410a resulted in an increase in mass leakage but did not significantly change the effect that the reversing valve had on the system COP.

Fang, W.; Nutter, D.W.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser fusing of HVOF thermal sprayed alloy 625 on nickel-aluminum bronze  

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A preliminary study has been conducted to determine the feasibility of laser fusing alloy 625 onto nickel-aluminum-bronze base metal. Laser fusing was performed by melting a pre-coated surface of alloy 625 that had been applied by the high velocity oxyfuel (HVOF) thermal spray process. The laser fusing was successful in producing a metallurigical bond between alloy 625 and the substrate. Minor modification to the heat-affected zone of the base metal was observed by microhardness measurements, and defect-free interfaces were produced between alloy 625 and nickel-aluminum-bronze by the process. The laser is a high energy density source that can be used for precise thermal processing of materials including surface modification. Laser fusing is the full or partial melting of a coating material that has been previously applied in some fashion to the substrate. Thermal spray coating of nickel-aluminum-bronze material with alloy 625 was conducted at the David Taylor Research Center. Nickel-aluminum-bronze specimens 2 x 3-in. by 1/2-in. thick were coated with alloy 25 utilizing the HVOF equipment. Coating thicknesses of approximately 0.014-in. (0.3 mm) were produced for subsequent laser fusing experiments. A preliminary study has been conducted to determine the feasibility of laser fusing a HVOF thermal sprayed alloy 625 coating onto nickel-aluminum-bronze base metal. Conclusions of this investigation were as follows: (1) Laser fusing was successful in producing a metallurgical bond between HVOF thermal sprayed alloy 625 and the nickel-aluminum-bronze. (2) Only minor microstructural modification to the heat-affected zone of the base metal ws observed by microhardness measurements. (3) Defect-free interfaces were produced between thermal sprayed alloy 625 and nickel-aluminum-bronze by laser fusing.

Brenna, R.T.; Pugh, J.L.; Denney, P.E. [and others

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Flame structure of wall-impinging diesel fuel sprays injected by group-hole nozzles  

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This paper describes an investigation of the flame structure of wall-impinging diesel sprays injected by group-hole nozzles in a constant-volume combustion vessel at experimental conditions typical of a diesel engine. The particular emphasis was on the effect of the included angle between two orifices (0-15 deg. in current study) on the flame structure and combustion characteristics under various simulated engine load conditions. The laser absorption scattering (LAS) technique was applied to analyze the spray and mixture properties. Direct flame imaging and OH chemiluminescence imaging were utilized to quantify the ignition delay, flame geometrical parameters, and OH chemiluminescence intensity. The images show that the asymmetric flame structure emerges in wall-impinging group-hole nozzle sprays as larger included angle and higher engine load conditions are applied, which is consistent with the spray shape observed by LAS. Compared to the base nozzle, group-hole nozzles with large included angles yield higher overall OH chemiluminescence intensity, wider flame area, and greater proportion of high OH intensity, implying the better fuel/air mixing and improved combustion characteristics. The advantages of group-hole nozzle are more pronounced under high load conditions. Based on the results, the feasibility of group-hole nozzle for practical direct injection diesel engines is also discussed. It is concluded that the asymmetric flame structure of a group-hole nozzle spray is favorable to reduce soot formation over wide engine loads. However, the hole configuration of the group-hole nozzle should be carefully considered so as to achieve proper air utilization in the combustion chamber. Stoichiometric diesel combustion is another promising application of group-hole nozzle. (author)

Gao, Jian; Moon, Seoksu; Nishida, Keiya; Matsumoto, Yuhei [Department of Mechanical System Engineering, University of Hiroshima, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527 (Japan); Zhang, Yuyin [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo, 101-8457 (Japan)

2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

Detection of ``single-leg separated`` heart valves using statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier  

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The goal of this work was to detect ``single-leg separated`` Bjoerk-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valves which had been implanted in sheep. A ``single-leg separated`` heart valve contains a fracture in the outlet strut resulting in an increased risk of mechanical failure. The approach presented in this report detects such fractures by applying statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier to the acoustic signatures of the valve opening. This approach is discussed and results of applying it to real data are given.

Buhl, M.R.; Clark, G.A.; Candy, J.V.; Thomas, G.H.

1993-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

450

Detection of ``single-leg separated`` heart valves using statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier. Revision 1  

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The goal of this work was to detect ``single-leg separated`` Bjoerk-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valves which had been implanted in sheep. A ``single-leg separated`` heart valve contains a fracture in the outlet strut resulting in an increased risk of mechanical failure. The approach presented in this report detects such fractures by applying statistical pattern recognition with the nearest neighbor classifier to the acoustic signatures of the valve opening. This approach is discussed and results of applying it to real data are given.

Buhl, M.R.; Clark, G.A.; Candy, J.V.; Thomas, G.H.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

A custom-designed limited-angle actuator for an electromechanical engine valve drive Part II: Fabrication and evaluation  

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Research has shown that variable valve timing (VVT) can improve significantly the performance of internal combustion (IC) engines, including higher fuel efficiencies, lower emissions, and larger torque outputs at each point ...

Kassakian, John G.

452

A study on flow characteristics and discharge coefficients of safety valve used in LNG/LNG-FPSO ships  

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The safety valves used in liquefied natural gas floating production storage and offloading (LNG-FPSO) ships play an important role in ... controlling the release of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from pipes in an

Jun-Ho Bae; Sung-Jin Kim; Moon-Saeng Kim

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Fault Current Limit (FCL) Technology (Magnetic Valve Controlled Reactor-Type Fault Current Limiter Principle and Simulation)  

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Summarized the FCL practical research which faces to the key technical problems, briefly introduces the study of magnetic valve controllable reactor type fault current limiter principle, and the simulation result...

Chunzhe Shi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

A Four-Valve Pulse Tube Cryocooler with a Cooling Power over 30 W at 80 K  

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A single stage four-valve pulse tube cryocooler with a large cooling power at 80 K has been built and ... investigating the influence of pulse tube size on cooling performance. Initial test demonstrated that the ...

R. Li; K. Kanao; N. Watanabe; Y. Kanazawa

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Scalable Manufacture of Built-to-Order Nanomedicine: Spray-Assisted Layer-by-Layer Functionalization of PRINT Nanoparticles  

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Scalable methods, PRINT particle fabrication, and spray-assisted Layer-by-Layer deposition are combined to generate uniform and functional nanotechnologies with precise control over composition, size, shape, and surface ...

Herlihy, Kevin P.

456

Chemical-looping combustion of syngas by means of spray-dried NiO oxygen carrier  

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Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) of syngas has a potential...2 and CO) appeared to be approximately the sum of the reaction rate of each fuel gas. The experimental results indicated that the spray-dried NiO oxyg...

Jeom-In Baek; Chong Kul Ryu; Tae Hyoung Eom

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Wear Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Aluminum Oxide Coating in Marine and High-Temperature Environments  

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Plasma-sprayed aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coatings offer excellent wear resistance, corrosion resistance, heat, and thermal...1-6...). These coatings have to operate under severe conditions, such as high load, high s...

Anup Kumar Keshri; Arvind Agarwal

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Implementation of a Low Cost Robot Controller PC-ROBOCONT on Hydraulic Robot for Spray Painting G-201  

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The paper describes the implementation of the low cost robot controller PC-ROBOCONT on hydraulic spray painting robot G-201. PC-ROBOCONT is a low cost robot controller based on popular PC 386. For use with the sp...

B. Nemec; L. Zlajpah; S. Mrak

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Numerical modeling of in-flight characteristics of inconel 625 particles during high-velocity oxy-fuel thermal spraying  

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A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model is developed to predict particle dynamic behavior in a high-velocity oxyfuel (HVOF) thermal spray gun in which premixed oxygen and propylene are ... 20 to 40 m. At a pa...

S. Gu; D. G. McCartney; C. N. Eastwick; K. Simmons

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Nanoparticle suspension preparation using the arc spray nanoparticle synthesis system combined with ultrasonic vibration and rotating electrode  

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This study aims to investigate the use of a new nanoparticle preparation method, i.e., the arc spray nanoparticle synthesis system (ASNSS) combined with ultrasonic...2 nanoparticle suspension. For the proposed ne...

H. Chang; T.T. Tsung; Y.C. Yang; L.C. Chen

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Numerical simulation of an innovated building cooling system with combination of solar chimney and water spraying system  

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In this study, passive cooling of a room using a solar chimney and water spraying system in the room ... a hot and arid city with very high solar radiation). The performance of this system ... some parameters suc...

Ramin Rabani; Ahmadreza K. Faghih; Mehrdad Rabani; Mehran Rabani

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Replace Pressure-Reducing Valves with Backpressure Turbogenerators: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Steam Tip Fact Sheet No. 20  

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Many industrial facilities produce steam at a higher pressure than is demanded by process requirements. Steam passes through pressure-reducing valves (PRVs, also known as letdown valves) at various locations in the steam distribution system to let down or reduce its pressure. A non-condensing or backpressure steam turbine can perform the same pressure-reducing function as a PRV, while converting steam energy into electrical energy.

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2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

An evaluation of high viscosity, crowded phase emulsions as herbicide carriers when applied through the bifluid spray system  

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AN EVALUATION OF HIGH VISCOSITY, CROWDED PHASE EMULSIONS AS HERBICIDE CARRIERS WHEN APPLIED THROUGH THE BIFLUID SPRAY SYSTEM A Thesis By PHIL J, PHILLIPS Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1963 Range Management AN EVALUATION OF HIGH VISCOSITY, CROWDED PHASE EMULSIONS AS HERBICIDE CARRIERS WHEN APPLIED THROUGH THE BIFLUID SPRAY SYSTEM A Thesis By PHIL J...

Phillips, Phil J

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

464

Post-Remedial Action Report the Chapman Valve Site E I P I I  

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for for Post-Remedial Action Report the Chapman Valve Site E I P I I I t I 1 I I I 1 I li I I Pnnted on recycledkecyclable paper 24 19 0186 1 DOE/OW21949-408 Formerly Utilized Sites Remed Contr: al Action Program (FUSRAP) L C t NO. DE-AC05-91 OR21 949 Indian Orchard, assac h.usetts November 1996 DOE/OR/2 1949-408 POST-REMEDIAL ACTION REPORT FOR THE CHAPMAN VALVE SITE INDIAN ORCHARD, MASSACHUSETTS NOVEMBER 1996 Prepared for United States Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC05-91 OR2 1949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee . . Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS Page . FIGURES ................................................................................... 1 .............................................................. iv

465

Effect of reactor conditions on MSIV (main steam isolation valves)-ATWS power level  

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In a boiling water reactor (BWR) when there is closure of the main steam isolation valves (MSIVs), the energy generated in the core will be transferred to the pressure suppression pool (PSP) via steam flows out of the relief valves. The pool has limited capacity as a heat sink and hence, if there is no reactor trip (an ATWS event), there is the possibility that the pool temperature may rise beyond acceptable limits. The present study was undertaken to determine how the initial reactor conditions affect the power during an MSIV-ATWS event. The time of interest is during the 20-30 minute period when it is assumed that the reactor is in a quasi-equilibrium condition with the water level and pressure fixed, natural circulation conditions and no control rod movement or significant boron in the core. The initial conditions of interest are the time during the cycle and the operating state. 4 refs., 2 tabs.

Diamond, D.J.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Bimodal switching field distributions in all-perpendicular spin-valve nanopillars  

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Switching field measurements of the free layer element of 75?nm diameter spin-valve nanopillars reveal a bimodal distribution of switching fields at low temperatures (below 100?K). This result is inconsistent with a model of thermal activation over a single perpendicular anisotropy barrier. The correlation between antiparallel to parallel and parallel to antiparallel switching fields increases to nearly 50% at low temperatures. This reflects random fluctuation of the shift of the free layer hysteresis loop between two different magnitudes, which may originate from changes in the dipole field from the polarizing layer. The magnitude of the loop shift changes by 25% and is correlated to transitions of the spin-valve into an antiparallel configuration.

Gopman, D. B., E-mail: daniel.gopman@physics.nyu.edu; Kent, A. D. [Department of Physics, New York University, New York, New York 10003 (United States); Bedau, D.; Katine, J. A. [HGST San Jose Research Center, San Jose, California 95135 (United States); Mangin, S. [Institut Jean Lamour, UMR CNRS 7198 Universit de Lorraine, Nancy (France); Fullerton, E. E. [CMRR, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

467

Testing of one-inch UF{sub 6} cylinder valves under simulated fire conditions  

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Accurate computational models which predict the behavior of UF{sub 6} cylinders exposed to fires are required to validate existing firefighting and emergency response procedures. Since the cylinder valve is a factor in the containment provided by the UF{sub 6} cylinder, its behavior under fire conditions has been a necessary assumption in the development of such models. Consequently, test data is needed to substantiate these assumptions. Several studies cited in this document provide data related to the behavior of a 1-inch UF{sub 6} cylinder valve in fire situations. To acquire additional data, a series of tests were conducted at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) under a unique set of test conditions. This document describes this testing and the resulting data.

Elliott, P.G. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Paducah, KY (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

468

Solids throttling valves for coal conversion and utilization development. Final report  

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A complete test system to test, evaluate, and develop control valves for slurry letdown service in coal liquefaction plants is needed. The site identified for the test system was the SRC II Pilot Plant located at Ft. Lewis, Washington. The US Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, requested a test system design that would enable testing of various configuration letdown valves that would be compatible with the existing facility and have minimum impact on Pilot Plant operations. Drawings and specifications for such a test system were prepared, coordinated with Ft. Lewis personnel, revised to reflect Ft. Lewis operating personnel comments, and approved for use by the Morgantown Energy Technology Center. These drawings and specifications will enable the test system to be built, installed, and integrated with the existing facility by a general contractor.

Sine, G.C.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Terascale High-Fidelity Simulations of Turbulent Combustion with Detailed Chemistry: Spray Simulations  

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The Terascale High-Fidelity Simulations of Turbulent Combustion (TSTC) project is a multi-university collaborative effort to develop a high-fidelity turbulent reacting flow simulation capability utilizing terascale, massively parallel computer technology. The main paradigm of the approach is direct numerical simulation (DNS) featuring the highest temporal and spatial accuracy, allowing quantitative observations of the fine-scale physics found in turbulent reacting flows as well as providing a useful tool for development of sub-models needed in device-level simulations. Under this component of the TSTC program the simulation code named S3D, developed and shared with coworkers at Sandia National Laboratories, has been enhanced with new numerical algorithms and physical models to provide predictive capabilities for turbulent liquid fuel spray dynamics. Major accomplishments include improved fundamental understanding of mixing and auto-ignition in multi-phase turbulent reactant mixtures and turbulent fuel injection spray jets.

Rutland, Christopher J.

2009-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

470

Effect of sintering on thermally sprayed carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum nanocomposite  

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Reconsolidation of thermally spray formed (plasma and high velocity oxyfuel spraying) hypereutectic AlSi nanocomposites with multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforcement was carried out by inert atmosphere sintering for prolonged time periods. The sintering treatment resulted in the removal of porosity and residual stress, and increase in size and volume fraction of primary Si particles in the AlSi matrix. The morphology of multiwalled carbon nanotubes in sintered nanocomposites remained unchanged after sintering. The interfacial ultrathin product layer of silicon carbide between MWCNT reinforcement and AlSi matrix was unaltered. Microhardness and elastic modulus of the sintered nanocomposites were influenced by combined effect of multiple factors, i.e. reduction in porosity, residual stress removal and MWCNT distribution. Overall improvement of microhardness and elastic modulus of the sintered nanocomposites was observed. The experimentally measured elastic modulus values were compared with theoretically estimated values using micromechanics models.

T. Laha; A. Agarwal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Factors affecting the microstructural stability and durability of thermal barrier coatings fabricated by air plasma spraying  

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The high-temperature behavior of high-purity, low-density (HP-LD) air plasma sprayed (APS) thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) with NiCoCrAlY bond coats deposited by argon-shrouded plasma spraying is described. The high purity yttria-stabilized zirconia resulted in top coats which are highly resistant to sintering and transformation from the metastable tetragonal phase to the equilibrium mixture of monoclinic and cubic phases. The thermal conductivity of the as-processed TBC is low but increases during high temperature exposure even before densification occurs. The porous topcoat microstructure also resulted in good spallation resistance during thermal cycling. The actual failure mechanisms of the APS coatings were found to depend on topcoat thickness, topcoat density, and the thermal cycle frequency. The failure mechanisms are described and the durability of the HP-LD coatings is compared with that of state-of-the-art electron beam physical vapor deposition TBCs.

Helminiak, M. A. [National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Yanar, N. M. [National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Pettit, F. S. [National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Taylor, T. A. [Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (United States); Meier, G. H. [National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Project W-314 Specific Test and Evaluation Plan 241-AN-A Valve Pit  

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The purpose of this Specific Test and Evaluation Plan (STEP) is to provide a detailed written plan for the systematic testing of modifications made to the 241-AN-A Valve Pit by the W-314 Project. The STEP develops the outline for test procedures that verify the system's performance to the established Project design criteria. The STEP is a lower tier document based on the W-314 Test and Evaluation Plan (TEP).

HAMMERS, J.S.

1999-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

473

Mechanisms of bioprosthetic heart valve failure: Fatigue causes collagen denaturation and glycosaminoglycan loss  

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caused progressive damage to the molecular structure of type I collagen as assessed by Fourier transform aortic valve cusps were 65.2 ± 8.66 g uronic acid/10 mg of dry weight for control and 7.91 ± 1.1 g uronic acid/10 mg of dry weight for 10­300 million cycled cusps. Together, these molecular changes contribute

Zand, Robert

474

Nuclear criticality safety evaluation of Spray Booth Operations in X-705, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant  

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This report evaluates nuclear criticality safety for Spray Booth Operations in the Decontamination and Recovery Facility, X-705, at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. A general description of current procedures and related hardware/equipment is presented. Control parameters relevant to nuclear criticality safety are explained, and a consolidated listing of administrative controls and safety systems is developed. Based on compliance with DOE Orders and MMES practices, the overall operation is evaluated, and recommendations for enhanced safety are suggested.

Sheaffer, M.K.; Keeton, S.C.

1993-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

475

Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing (Fact Sheet)  

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Spray polyurethane foams (SPFs) have advantages over alternative insulation methods because they provide air sealing in complex assemblies, particularly roofs. Spray foam can provide the thermal, air, and vapor control layers in both new and retrofit construction. Unvented roof strategies with open cell and closed cell SPF insulation sprayed to the underside of roof sheathing have been used since the mid-1990s to provide durable and efficient building enclosures. However, there have been isolated incidents of failures (either sheathing rot or SPF delamination) that raise some general concerns about the hygrothermal performance and durability of these systems. The primary risks for roof systems are rainwater leaks, condensation from diffusion and air leakage, and built-in construction moisture. This project directly investigated rain and indirectly investigated built-in construction moisture and vapor drives. Research involved both hygrothermal modeling of a range of rain water leakage scenarios and field evaluations of in-service residential roofs. Other variables considered were climate zone, orientation, interior relative humidity, and the vapor permeance of the coating applied to the interior face of open cell SPF.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Al/Al2O3 Composite Coating Deposited by Flame Spraying for Marine Applications: Alumina Skeleton Enhances Anti-Corrosion and Wear Performances  

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Here we report aluminum-alumina composite coatings fabricated by flame spraying for potential marine applications against both corrosion and wear. Microstructure examination suggested dense coating structures and...

Jing Huang; Yi Liu; Jianhui Yuan; Hua Li

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Compact, electro-hydraulic, variable valve actuation system providing variable lift, timing and duration to enable high efficiency engine combustion control  

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Discusses development of advanced variable valve actuation system to enable high efficiency combustion highlighting advances to improving system packaging while reducing cost

478

Influence of spraying parameters on the electrochemical behaviour of HVOF thermally sprayed stainless steel coatings in 3.4% NaCl  

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Stainless steel coatings obtained by High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) were characterized using optical (OM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron probe micro-analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD), open-circuit potential (EOC) measurements, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and polarisation tests. Differences among coated steels were mainly related with the gun-substrate distance parameter (310 mm for samples A and B and 260 mm for C and D). The open-circuit potential values measured for all the samples after 18 h of immersion in aerated and unstirred 3.4% NaCl solution were: ?0.334, ?0.360, ?0.379 and ?0.412 V vs. Ag/AgCl,KClsat. for samples A to D, respectively. For EIS measurements, Nyquist plots showed higher capacitive semi-circle for samples sprayed at longer distance, indicating higher corrosion resistance in NaCl solution.

J.M. Guilemany; J. Fernndez; N. Espallargas; P.H. Suegama; A.V. Benedetti

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Magnetism reflectometer study shows LiF layers improve efficiency in spin valve devices  

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New, more efficient materials for spin valves - a device used in magnetic sensors, random access memories, and hard disk drives - may be on the way based on research using the magnetism reflectometer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Spin valve devices work by means of two or more conducting magnetic material layers that alternate their electrical resistance depending on the layers alignment. Giant magnetoresistance is a quantum mechanical effect first observed in thin film structures about 20 years ago. The effect is observed as a significant change in electrical resistance, depending on whether the magnetization of adjacent ferromagnetic layers is in a parallel or an antiparallel magnetic alignment. 'What we are doing here is developing new materials. The search for new materials suitable for injecting and transferring carriers with a preferential spin orientation is most important for the development of spintronics,' said Valeria Lauter, lead instrument scientist on the magnetism reflectometer at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), who collaborated on the experiment. The researchers discovered that the conductivity of such materials is improved when an organic polymer semiconductor layer is placed between the magnetic materials. Organic semiconductors are now the material of choice for future spin valve devices because they preserve spin coherence over longer times and distances than conventional semiconductors. While research into spin valves has been ongoing, research into organic semiconductors is recent. Previous research has shown that a 'conductivity mismatch' exists in spin valve systems in which ferromagnetic metal electrodes interface with such organic semiconductors as Alq3 ({pi}-conjugated molecule tris(8-hydroxy-quinoline) aluminium). This mismatch limits the efficient injection of the electrons from the electrodes at the interface with the semiconductor material. However, lithium fluoride (LiF), commonly used in light-emitting diodes, has been found to enhance the injection of electrons through the semiconductor. Researchers from the University of Alabama and ORNL used polarized neutrons at the magnetism reflectometer at SNS to investigate the electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of the electrodes in a novel system. In this system, the magnetic layers cobalt and Ni{sub 80}Fe{sub 20} are interfaced with spacer layers composed of the organic semiconductor Alq3. A coupling layer of LiF is inserted to separate the magnetized layers from the semiconductor. 'ALQ3 is an organic semiconductor material,' said Lauter. 'Normally in these systems a first magnetic layer is grown on a hard substrate so that one can get the controlled magnetic parameters. Then you grow the organic semiconductor layer, followed by another magnetic material layer, such as cobalt.' In addition to determining the effect of the LiF layers on the efficiency of the electron injection, the researchers wanted to determine the magnetic properties of the cobalt and Ni{sub 80}Fe{sub 20} as well as the interfacial properties: whether there is interdiffusion of cobalt through the LiF layer to the semiconductor, for example. The researchers used polarized neutrons at beam line 4A to probe the entire, layer-by-layer assembly of the system. 'Reflectometry with polarized neutrons is a perfect method to study thin magnetic films,' Lauter said. 'These thin films - if you put one on a substrate, you see it just like a mirror. However, this mirror has a very complicated internal multilayer structure. The neutrons look inside this complicated structure and characterize each and every interface. Due to the depth sensitivity of the method, we measure the structural and magnetic properties of each layer with the resolution of 0.5 nm. The neutron scattering results found that inserting LiF as a barrier significantly improves the quality of the interface, increasing the injection of electrons from the magnetic layer through the organic semiconductor in the spin valve and enhancing the overall properties of the system. In related work the magneti

Bardoel, Agatha A [ORNL; Lauter, Valeria [ORNL; Szulczewski, Greg J [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Effects of Injector Conditions on the Flame Lift-Off Length of DI Diesel Sprays  

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The effects of injection pressure and orifice diameter on the lift-off length of a direct-injection (DI) diesel spray (defined as the farthest upstream location of high temperature combustion) were investigated using a natural light emission imaging technique. The lift-off length experiments were conducted in a constant-volume combustion vessel under quiescent, heavy-duty DI diesel engine conditions using a Phillips research grade No.2 diesel fuel. The results show that natural light emission at 310 nm provides an excellent marker of the lift-off length. At this location, natural light emission at 310 nm is dominated by OH chemiluminescence generated by high-temperature combustion chemistry. Lift-off lengths determined from images of natural light emission at 310 nm show that as either injection pressure (i.e., injection velocity) or orifice diameter increase, the lift-off length increases. The observed lift-off length increase was linearly dependent on injection velocity, the same dependency as previously noted for gas jets. The lift-off length increase with increasing orifice diameter, however, is different than the independence of lift-off length on orifice diameter noted for gas jets An important overall observation was made by considering the lift-off length data in conjunction with data from recent investigations of liquid-phase fuel penetration and spray development. The combined data suggests that a systematic evolution of the relationship and interaction between various processes in a DI diesel spray has been occurring over time, as injection pressures have been increased and orifice diameters reduced as part of efforts to meet emissions regulations. The trends observed may eventually help explain effects of parameters such as injection pressure and orifice diameter on emissions.

D. L. Siebers; B. S. Higgins

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the liquid sodium spray generated by a pipework hole  

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Due to its advantageous thermodynamic characteristics at high temperature (550 deg. C), liquid sodium is the main candidate to be the cooling fluid for Generation TV nuclear reactors SFR (Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors). Now, sodium reacts very violently, both with the water and the oxygen of the air. Only few data were known about the liquid sodium behaviour when spread in the environment through micro defects. These are often present in a cooling circuit in welded or sealed joints and more rarely in the pipes. Micro defects, on the other hand, can be also generated in a cooling circuit because of the vibrations always present in a circuit into which a fluid runs. A new set-up, named LISOF, was built for testing high temperature liquid sodium when passing through micro defects and generating sprays or jets. Sprays and jets were generated by means of nozzles embedding sub milli-metric holes the diameter of which was: 0.2 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm. Tests were performed by pressurizing liquid sodium (550 deg. C) at: 3, 6 and 9 barg. Normal and high speed cinematography were used for the direct observation of the liquid sodium sprays while Phase Doppler Interferometry was used for the measurement of the droplets characteristics and velocity. Tests concerning the behaviour of the high temperature liquid sodium firing in air or in contact with the cement cover applied to a scaled down core catcher simulacrum were also performed. The paper presents the built set-up and the collected results. (authors)

Torsello, G.; Parozzi, F.; Nericcio, L. [RSE - Nuclear and Industrial Plant Safety Team, Power Generation System Dept., via Rubattino 54, 20134 Milano (Italy); Araneo, L.; Cozzi, F. [Politecnico di Milano, Energy Dept., via Lambruschini 4, 20156 Milano (Italy); Carcassi, M.; Mattei, N. [Universita di Pisa-Facolta d'Ingegneria DIMNP-Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Dep., Largo L. Lazzarino 2, 56126 Pisa (Italy)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Plasma Sprayed Pour Tubes and Other Melt Handling Components for Use in Gas Atomization  

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Ames Laboratory has successfully used plasma sprayed ceramic components made from yttria stabilized zirconia as melt pouring tubes for gas atomization for many years. These tubes have proven to be strong, thermal shock resistant and versatile. Various configurations are possible both internally and externally. Accurate dimensions are achieved internally with a machined fugitive graphite mandrel and externally by diamond grinding. The previous study of the effect of spray parameters on density was extended to determine the effect of the resulting density on the thermal shock characteristics on down-quenching and up-quenching. Encouraging results also prompted investigation of the use of plasma spraying as a method to construct a melt pour exit stopper that is mechanically robust, thermal shock resistant, and not susceptible to attack by reactive melt additions. The Ames Laboratory operates two close-coupled high pressure gas atomizers. These two atomizers are designed to produce fine and coarse spherical metal powders (5{mu} to 500{mu} diameter) of many different metals and alloys. The systems vary in size, but generally the smaller atomizer can produce up to 5 kg of powder whereas the larger can produce up to 25 kg depending on the charge form and density. In order to make powders of such varying compositions, it is necessary to have melt systems capable of heating and containing the liquid charge to the desired superheat temperature prior to pouring through the atomization nozzle. For some metals and alloys this is not a problem; however for some more reactive and/or high melting materials this can pose unique challenges. Figure 1 is a schematic that illustrates the atomization system and its components.

Byrd, David; Rieken, Joel; Heidloff, Andy; Besser, Matthew; Anderson, Iver

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preparation of polyaniline/sodium alanate hybrid using a spray-drying process  

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Nowadays, hydrogen is highly interesting as an energy source, in particular in the automotive field. In fact, hydrogen is attractive as a fuel because it prevents air pollution and greenhouse emissions. One of the main problems with the utilization of hydrogen as a fuel is its on-board storage. The purpouse of this work was to develop a new hybrid material consisting of a polyaniline matrix with sodium alanate (NaAlH{sub 4}) using a spray-drying process. The polyaniline used for this experiment was synthesized by following a well-established method for the synthesis of the emeraldine base form of polyaniline using dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid as dopant. Micro particles of polyaniline/sodium alanate hybrids with 30 and 50 wt% of sodium alanate were prepared by using a spray-drying technique. Dilute solutions of polyaniline/sodium alanate were first prepared, 10g of the solid materials were mixed with 350 ml of toluene under stirring at room temperature for 24h and the solutions were dried using spray-dryer (Bchi, Switzerland) with 115C of an inlet temperature. The hybrids were analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry, FT-IR and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The addition of sodium alanate decreased the glass transition temperature of the hybrids when compared to neat polyaniline. FT-IR spectrum analysis was performed to identify the bonding environment of the synthesized material and was observed that simply physically mixture occurred between polyaniline and sodium alanate. The SEM images of the hybrids showed the formation of microspheres with sodium alanate dispersed in the polymer matrix.

Moreira, B. R., E-mail: bru-rms@yahoo.com.br, E-mail: fabiopassador@gmail.com, E-mail: pessan@ufscar.br; Passador, F. R., E-mail: bru-rms@yahoo.com.br, E-mail: fabiopassador@gmail.com, E-mail: pessan@ufscar.br; Pessan, L. A., E-mail: bru-rms@yahoo.com.br, E-mail: fabiopassador@gmail.com, E-mail: pessan@ufscar.br [Dep. de Engenharia de Materiais, Federal University of So Carlos (Brazil)

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COMMERCIAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE MANUFACTURED AGGREGATE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY UTILIZING SPRAY DRYER ASH  

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Universal Aggregates, LLC proposes to design, construct and operate a lightweight aggregate manufacturing plant at the Birchwood Power Facility in King George, Virginia. The installation and start-up expenses for the Birchwood Aggregate Facility are $19.5 million. The DOE share is $7.2 million (37%) and the Universal Aggregates share is $12.3 (63%). The project team consists of CONSOL Energy Inc., P.J. Dick, Inc., SynAggs, LLC, and Universal Aggregates, LLC. The Birchwood Facility will transform 115,000 tons per year of spray dryer by-products that are currently being disposed of in an offsite landfill into 167,000 tons of a useful product, lightweight aggregates that can be used to manufacture lightweight aggregates that can be used to manufacture lightweight and medium weight masonry blocks. In addition to the environmental benefits, the Birchwood Facility will create nine (9) manufacturing jobs plus additional employment in the local trucking industry to deliver the aggregate to customers or reagents to the facility. A successful demonstration would lead to additional lightweight aggregate manufacturing facilities in the United States. There are currently twenty-one (21) spray dryer facilities operating in the United States that produce an adequate amount of spray dryer by-product to economically justify the installation of a lightweight aggregate manufacturing facility. Industry sources believe that as additional scrubbing is required, dry FGD technologies will be the technology of choice. Letters from potential lightweight aggregate customers indicate that there is a market for the product once the commercialization barriers are eliminated by this demonstration project.

Roy Scandrol

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMMERCIAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE MANUFACTURED AGGREGATE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY UTILIZING SPRAY DRYER ASH  

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Universal Aggregates, LLC proposes to design, construct and operate a lightweight aggregate manufacturing plant at the Birchwood Power Facility in King George, Virginia. The installation and start-up expenses for the Birchwood Aggregate Facility are $19.5 million. The DOE share is $7.2 million (37%) and the Universal Aggregates share is $12.3 (63%). The project team consists of CONSOL Energy Inc., P.J. Dick, Inc., SynAggs, LLC, and Universal Aggregates, LLC. The Birchwood Facility will transform 115,000 tons per year of spray dryer by-products that are currently being disposed of in an offsite landfill into 167,000 tons of a useful product, lightweight aggregates that can be used to manufacture lightweight aggregates that can be used to manufacture lightweight and medium weight masonry blocks. In addition to the environmental benefits, the Birchwood Facility will create eight (8) manufacturing jobs plus additional employment in the local trucking industry to deliver the aggregate to customers or reagents to the facility. A successful demonstration would lead to additional lightweight aggregate manufacturing facilities in the United States. There are currently twenty-one (21) spray dryer facilities operating in the United States that produce an adequate amount of spray dryer by-product to economically justify the installation of a lightweight aggregate manufacturing facility. Industry sources believe that as additional scrubbing is required, dry flue gas desulfurization (FGD) technologies will be the technology of choice. Letters from potential lightweight aggregate customers indicate that there is a market for the product once the commercialization barriers are eliminated by this demonstration project.

Roy Scandrol

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spray-cooling concept for wind-based compressed air energy storage  

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Wind turbine output energy varies over time with local wind speed and is typically inconsistent with grid power demand. Without energy storage the resulting difference between rated (peak) power and average power output leads to over-sizing of electrical generator and transmission lines. This conventional arrangement can be avoided if wind turbines can be coupled with energy storage to eliminate the output variations and instead produce their average power on a continuous basis. This would allow a smaller lower-cost constant-speed generator and a reduced capacity transmission system sized only for average power output. To accomplish this goal this study discusses a concept for a storage system for a 5?MW off-shore wind turbine which integrates a spray-based compressed air energy storage with a 35?MPa accumulator. The compressor employs a liquid piston for air sealing and employs water spray to augment heat transfer for high-efficiency. The overall compression is proposed in three stages with pressure ratios of 10:1 7:1 and 5:1 all operated at 1?Hz to maintain moderate liquid surface acceleration. Based on a simple and fundamental description of the system compression efficiency was found to be strongly dependent on droplet surface area which can be achieved through either high mass loading or small drop sizes. The simulations also show that direct injection spray can increase overall three-stage compression efficiency to as high as 89% substantially better than the 27% associated with a conventional adiabatic compression at the same pressure ratio. In addition this study introduces a key performance parameter termed the Levelization Factor which can be used to quantify the impact of storage on wind energy systems. However experiments and simulations based on 3-D geometries with design details are needed to determine the potential of this concept.

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Focused analyte spray emission apparatus and process for mass spectrometric analysis  

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An apparatus and process are disclosed that deliver an analyte deposited on a substrate to a mass spectrometer that provides for trace analysis of complex organic analytes. Analytes are probed using a small droplet of solvent that is formed at the junction between two capillaries. A supply capillary maintains the droplet of solvent on the substrate; a collection capillary collects analyte desorbed from the surface and emits analyte ions as a focused spray to the inlet of a mass spectrometer for analysis. The invention enables efficient separation of desorption and ionization events, providing enhanced control over transport and ionization of the analyte.

Roach, Patrick J. (Kennewick, WA); Laskin, Julia (Richland, WA); Laskin, Alexander (Richland, WA)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Transparent and conducting ZnO films grown by spray pyrolysis  

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ZnO films were prepared using the simple, flexible and cost-effective spray pyrolysis technique at different substrate temperatures and precursor molarity values. The films' structural, optical and electrical properties were investigated by x-ray diffraction, UVVIS transmittance spectroscopy, profilometry and voltagecurrenttemperature (VIT) measurements. The films prepared at substrate temperatures above 400 C appear better crystallized with (0?0?2) preferred orientation and exhibit higher visible transmittance (6580%), higher electrical n-type semiconductor conductivity (1050 (? cm)?1), lower activation energy (

Lazhar Hadjeris; Labidi Herissi; M Badreddine Assouar; Thomas Easwarakhanthan; Jamal Bougdira; Nadhir Attaf; M Salah Aida

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositions of corrosion-resistant Fe-based amorphous metals suitable for producing thermal spray coatings  

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A method of coating a surface comprising providing a source of amorphous metal that contains manganese (1 to 3 atomic %), yttrium (0.1 to 10 atomic %), and silicon (0.3 to 3.1 atomic %) in the range of composition given in parentheses; and that contains the following elements in the specified range of composition given in parentheses: chromium (15 to 20 atomic %), molybdenum (2 to 15 atomic %), tungsten (1 to 3 atomic %), boron (5 to 16 atomic %), carbon (3 to 16 atomic %), and the balance iron; and applying said amorphous metal to the surface by a spray.

Farmer, Joseph C; Wong, Frank M.G.; Haslam, Jeffery J; Ji, Xiaoyan; Day, Sumner D; Blue, Craig A; Rivard, John D.K.; Aprigliano, Louis F; Kohler, Leslie K; Bayles, Robert; Lemieux, Edward J; Yang, Nancy; Perepezko, John H; Kaufman, Larry; Heuer, Arthur; Lavernia, Enrique J

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Compositions of corrosion-resistant Fe-based amorphous metals suitable for producing thermal spray coatings  

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A method of coating a surface comprising providing a source of amorphous metal that contains manganese (1 to 3 atomic %), yttrium (0.1 to 10 atomic %), and silicon (0.3 to 3.1 atomic %) in the range of composition given in parentheses; and that contains the following elements in the specified range of composition given in parentheses: chromium (15 to 20 atomic %), molybdenum (2 to 15 atomic %), tungsten (1 to 3 atomic %), boron (5 to 16 atomic %), carbon (3 to 16 atomic %), and the balance iron; and applying said amorphous metal to the surface by a spray.

Farmer, Joseph C.; Wong, Frank M. G.; Haslam, Jeffery J.; Ji, Xiaoyan (Jane); Day, Sumner D.; Blue, Craig A.; Rivard, John D. K.; Aprigliano, Louis F.; Kohler, Leslie K.; Bayles, Robert; Lemieux, Edward J.; Yang, Nancy; Perepezko, John H.; Kaufman, Larry; Heuer, Arthur; Lavernia, Enrique J.

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A characterization of check valve degradation and failure experience in the nuclear power industry: 1991 Failures, Volume 2  

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Review and characterization of check valve failures taken from the Institute of Nuclear Power Operation`s Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System was performed in accordance with part two of a three-phase project sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The analysis was performed for check valve failures occurring in 1991 and is intended to update the previous analysis performed for the time period 1984--1990. To maintain consistency and for ease of the 1991 analysis presents the same parameters and cross-correlations in essentially the same format as the 1984--1990 study. Additional data was obtained for the 1991 analysis, including information related to specific check valve type. This information is presented in a separate section of the report.

McElhaney, K.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SPRAY FOAM IN ACCESSIBLE SPACES:BEST PRACTICES AND CASE STUDIES FOR RETROFIT IN MIXED-HUMID CLIMATE  

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Heating and cooling the house is one of the homeowners major expenses. Reducing these costs, saving energy, and creating a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment are good reasons to consider improving the building thermal envelope. Improvements usually consider increasing the amount of insulation, reducing the infiltration of outside air, and controlling moisture in existing buildings. This report describes the use of spray foam materials to insulate, seal, and control moisture. This discussion is limited to treating areas that are accessible. What is accessible, however, can vary depending on the type of renovation. If the building has been gutted or exterior surfaces removed, there are more options. This report will look at areas to consider for spray foam application and discuss the types of spray foams available and their uses. A number of case studies are presented to show the effectiveness of this retrofit in existing houses based on performance data.

Christian, Jeffrey E [ORNL] [ORNL; Gant, Kathy [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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488 Brazilian Journal of Physics, vol. 36, no. 2A, June, 2006 Spin Valve Effect and Hall Resistance in a Wide Parabolic Well  

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488 Brazilian Journal of Physics, vol. 36, no. 2A, June, 2006 Spin Valve Effect and Hall Resistance: Spin valve; Hall resistance; AlcGa1-cAs parabolic wells I. INTRODUCTION The Hall effect is very known by the formula Rxy = R0B+RSM, where B is ap- plied magnetic field, R0 is the ordinary Hall coefficient, and RS

Gusev, Guennady

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A study to determine the most effective actuation valve and water distribution head combination for emergency showers  

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for corrosion and wear. Pressure test to determine strength. (5) Remove shower head and dismantle. Clean scale and rust, from the head inlet and from the slots or orifices in the baffle plate. (6) Reassemble. (7) Open OSBY valve and replace seal..., and orifice sprinkler water distribution heads to determine which valve/head combination produced the greatest flow rate at varying static water pressures. Flow rates were measured at static pressures of 20, 30. 40, 50, and 60 pounds per square inch gauge...

Presswood, James Columbus

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature dependence of dynamic Young's modulus and internal friction in three plasma sprayed NiCrAlY coating alloys  

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TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF DYNAM'IIC YOUNG'S MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION IN THREE PLASMA SPRAYED NiCrAlY COATING -ALLOYS A Thesis LLOYD STEVEN COOK Submitted to the 08ice of Graduate Studies of Texas AE M University in part. al full...'illment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1989 Itiajor Subject: l'dechanical Engineering TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF DYNAMIC YOUNG'S MODULUS AND INTERNAL FRICTION IN THREE PLASMA SPRAYED NiCrAIY COATING ALLOYS A Thesis by LLOYD STEVEN COOK...

Cook, Lloyd Steven

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of an extremely fast valve opening camless system to improve transient performance in a turbocharged high speed direct injection diesel engine  

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This article describes a theoretical study on the performance optimisation of a high speed direct injection turbocharged diesel engine equipped with an electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation 'camless' system. This system provides extremely fast valve opening and closing slopes. Thus, its potential for recovering part of the energy lost in the valves by reducing gas flow sonic conditions in the valve throat has been investigated. This study has been mainly focused on the analysis of engine performance during a load transient evolution, but the full load steady state attained at the end of the load transient has been also discussed. The results of this investigation have confirmed important improvements in engine performance during the load transient owing to less energy being lost across the valves, which directly results in more energy being available in the turbine. This benefit has also been observed at full load steady state conditions.

J. Benajes; J.R. Serrano; V. Dolz; R. Novella

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helium ion beam milling to create a nano-structured domain wall magnetoresistance spin valve  

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We have fabricated and measured single domain wall magnetoresistance devices with sub-20nm gap widths using a novel combination of electron beam lithography and helium ion beam milling. The measurement wires and external profile of the spin valve are fabricated by electron beam lithography and lift-off. The critical bridge structure is created using helium ion beam milling, enabling the formation of a thinner gap (and so a narrower domain wall) than that which is possible with electron beam techniques alone. Four-point probe resistance measurements and scanning electron microscopy are used to characterize the milled structures and optimize the He ion dose. Successful operation of the device as a spin valve is demonstrated, with a 0.2% resistance change as the external magnetic field is cycled. The helium ion beam milling efficiency as extracted from electrical resistance measurements is 0.044atoms/ion, about half the theoretical value. The gap in the device is limited to a maximum of 20nm with this technique due to sub-surface swelling caused by injected ions which can induce catastrophic failure in the device. The fine patterning capabilities of the helium ion microscope milling technique indicate that sub-5nm constriction widths could be possible.

Yudong Wang; S A Boden; D M Bagnall; H N Rutt; C H de Groot

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motor current signature analysis for determining operational readiness of motor-operated valves (MOVs)  

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Motor current signature analysis (MCSA) is a novel diagnostic process for condition monitoring of electric-motor-driven mechanical equipment (e.g., pumps, motor-operated valves, compressors, and processing machinery). The MCSA process identifies, characterizes, and trends over time the instantaneous load variations of mechanical equipment in order to diagnose changes in the condition of the equipment (e.g., due to degradation or service wear), which, if allowed to continue, may lead to failure. It monitors the instantaneous variations (noise content) in the electric current flowing through the power leads to the electric motor that drives the equipment. The motor itself thereby acts as a transducer, sensing both large and small, long-term and rapid, mechanical load variations and converting them to variations in the induced current generated in the motor windings. This motor current noise signature is detected, amplified, and further processed as needed to examine its time domain and frequency domain (spectral) characteristics. The operational principles of MCSA and the nonintrusive data collection apparatus and procedure used with MOVs will be described. Data collected from MOVs in both laboratory and in-plant environments will also be shown to illustrate the ability of MCSA to ''see'' the detailed inner workings of the valve and operator and thus to detect degraded performance at an incipient stage. (Set of 18 vugraphs)

Kryter, R.C.; Haynes, H.D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance of oil spray cooling system for in-wheel motor in electric vehicles  

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Abstract The cooling of the motor in an in-wheel system is critical to its performance and durability. In the present study, the shape of the channel in the hollow shaft for the oil spray cooling of a high-capacity 35kW in-wheel motor was optimized, and the thermal performance of the motor was evaluated by numerical analysis and experiments. The thermal flow was analyzed by evaluating the thermal performance of two conventional cooling models of in-wheel motors under conditions of continuous rating base speed. For conventional model #1, in which the cooling oil is stagnant in the lower end of the motor, the maximum temperature of the coil was 221.7C. For conventional model #2, in which the cooling oil circulates through the exit and entrance of the housing and jig, the maximum temperature of the coil was 155.4C. Both models thus proved to be unsuitable for in-wheel motors because the motor control specifications limit the maximum temperature to 150C. We designed and manufactured an enhanced model for in-wheel motors, which we equipped with an optimized channel for the oil spray cooling mode, and evaluated its thermal performance under continuous rating conditions. The maximum temperatures of the coil at the base and maximum speeds, which were set as the design points, were below the motor temperature limit, being 138.1 and 137.8C, respectively.

Dong Hyun Lim; Sung Chul Kim

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