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Conjugate Effects on Steady Laminar Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Vertical Eccentric Annuli  

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Local heat flux on outer interface at channel exit i Index for bi-polar grid in the -directionConjugate Effects on Steady Laminar Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Vertical Eccentric Annuli University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Combined conduction-free convection heat transfer

Jamal, Ahmad

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Evaluating underbalanced perforating conditions  

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This paper presents an evaluation model which also predicts effects on the wireline gun system and allows formations to be aggressively perforated with optimum safe underbalanced pressure. Closed chamber techniques can be added to accurately evaluate completion efficiency.

Manohar, M.M.; Morris, C.W.; Hill, D.D. (Schlumberger Well Services (US)); Brunner, S.R. (Chevron USA Inc. (US))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold constrained variational mixtures  

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In many data mining applications, the data manifold is of lower dimension than the dimension of the input space. In this paper, it is proposed to take advantage of this additional information in the frame of variational mixtures. The responsibilities ...

Cédric Archambeau; Michel Verleysen

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORALLOY (93.15 235U) METAL ANNULI WITH BERYLLIUM CORE  

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A variety of critical experiments were constructed of enriched uranium metal during the 1960s and 1970s at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. The purposes of these experiments included the evaluation of storage, casting, and handling limits for the Y-12 Plant and providing data for verification of calculation methods and cross-sections for nuclear criticality safety applications. These included solid cylinders of various diameters, annuli of various inner and outer diameters, two and three interacting cylinders of various diameters, and graphite and polyethylene reflected cylinders and annuli. Of the hundreds of delayed critical experiments, two were performed that consisted of uranium metal annuli with a solid beryllium metal core. The outer diameter of the annuli was approximately 13 or 15 inches with an inner diameter of 7 inches. The diameter of the core was approximately 7 inches. The critical height of the configurations was approximately 5 and 4 inches, respectively. The uranium annuli consisted of multiple stacked rings with diametral thicknesses of approximately 2 inches apiece and varying heights. The 15-inch experiment was performed on June 4, 1963, and the 13-inch experiment on July 12, 1963 by J. T. Mihalczo and R. G. Taylor (Ref. 1) with accompanying logbook. Both detailed and simplified model specifications are provided in this evaluation. Both of these fast-spectra experiments were determined to represent acceptable benchmarks. The calculated eigenvalues for both the detailed and simple models are within approximately 0.6% of the benchmark values, but significantly greater than 3s from the benchmark value because the uncertainty in the benchmark is very small: <±0.0004 (1s). There is significant variability between results using different neutron cross section libraries, the greatest being a ?keff of ~0.67%. Unreflected and unmoderated experiments with the same highly enriched uranium metal parts were performed at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility in the 1960s and are evaluated in HEU MET FAST 051. Thin graphite reflected (2 inches or less) experiments also using the same highly enriched uranium metal parts are evaluated in HEU MET FAST 071. Polyethylene-reflected configurations are evaluated in HEU-MET-FAST-076. A stack of highly enriched metal discs with a thick beryllium reflector is evaluated in HEU-MET-FAST-069.

John D. Bess; Leland M. Montierth; Raymond L. Reed; John T. Mihalczo

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual manifold heat pipe evaporator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved evaporator section is described for a dual manifold heat pipe. Both the upper and lower manifolds can have surfaces exposed to the heat source which evaporate the working fluid. The tubes in the tube bank between the manifolds have openings in their lower extensions into the lower manifold to provide for the transport of evaporated working fluid from the lower manifold into the tubes and from there on into the upper manifold and on to the condenser portion of the heat pipe. A wick structure lining the inner walls of the evaporator tubes extends into both the upper and lower manifolds. At least some of the tubes also have overflow tubes contained within them to carry condensed working fluid from the upper manifold to pass to the lower without spilling down the inside walls of the tubes. 1 figure.

Adkins, D.R.; Rawlinson, K.S.

1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual manifold heat pipe evaporator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved evaporator section for a dual manifold heat pipe. Both the upper and lower manifolds can have surfaces exposed to the heat source which evaporate the working fluid. The tubes in the tube bank between the manifolds have openings in their lower extensions into the lower manifold to provide for the transport of evaporated working fluid from the lower manifold into the tubes and from there on into the upper manifold and on to the condenser portion of the heat pipe. A wick structure lining the inner walls of the evaporator tubes extends into both the upper and lower manifolds. At least some of the tubes also have overflow tubes contained within them to carry condensed working fluid from the upper manifold to pass to the lower without spilling down the inside walls of the tubes.

Adkins, Douglas R. (Albuquerque, NM); Rawlinson, K. Scott (Albuquerque, NM)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional manifolds  

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. Lemma (11. 1 ) • 1Cl ( Q=#=R) ;: 1Cl Ui~1Cl CR). If S is not essential in Q;# R, then either Q or R is a homotppy 3-sphere ( and therefore a compact 3-manifold wi thout boundary). The isomorphism is a consequence of van Kampen ' s Theorem...

Epstein, David Alper

1960-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The semigroup of rigged annuli and the Teichmueller space of the annulus  

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Neretin and Segal independently defined a semigroup of annuli with boundary parametrizations, which is viewed as a complexification of the group of diffeomorphisms of the circle. By extending the parametrizations to quasisymmetries, we show that this semigroup is a quotient of the Teichmueller space of doubly-connected Riemann surfaces by a Z action. Furthermore, the semigroup can be given a complex structure in two distinct, natural ways. We show that these two complex structures are equivalent, and furthermore that multiplication is holomorphic. Finally, we show that the class of quasiconformally-extendible conformal maps of the disk to itself is a complex submanifold in which composition is holomorphic.

Radnell, David

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic flows on complex manifolds.  

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??We prove C ? convergence for suitably normalized solutions of the parabolic complex Monge-Ampère equation on compact Hermitian manifolds. This provides a parabolic proof of… (more)

Gill, Matthew Franklin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and evaluation of perforating and perforation cleanup methods  

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Fifty-two completions made in the Gulf of Mexico between June, 1978, and May, 1982, have been analyzed to evaluate three commonly used techniques for perforating and cleaning up the perforations prior to gravel packing. Since detailed flowing bottom hole pressure information was not available in all cases, a method was developed to evaluate the completion efficiencies using an in-house computer program. This computer program models well performance by simultaneously solving the equations governing fluid flow in the reservoir, the near wellbore region, the gravel packed perforation tunnels, and up the production tubing. The results showed that perforating underbalanced with a tubing conveyed casing gun yielded more efficient completions than the other two techniques.

Bonomo, J.N.; Young, W.S.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Enriched Uranium Metal Annuli and Cylinders with Polyethylene Reflectors and/or Internal Polyethylene Moderator  

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A variety of critical experiments were constructed of enriched uranium metal during the 1960s and 1970s at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. The purposes of these experiments included the evaluation of storage, casting, and handling limits for the Y-12 Plant and providing data for verification of calculation methods and cross-sections for nuclear criticality safety applications. These included solid cylinders of various diameters, annuli of various inner and outer diameters, two and three interacting cylinders of various diameters, and graphite and polyethylene reflected cylinders and annuli. Of the hundreds of delayed critical experiments, experiments of uranium metal annuli with and without polyethylene reflectors and with the central void region either empty or filled with polyethylene were evaluated under ICSBEP Identifier HEU-MET-FAST-076. The outer diameter of the uranium annuli varied from 9 to 15 inches in two-inch increments. In addition, there were uranium metal cylinders with diameters varying from 7 to 15 inches with complete reflection and reflection on one flat surface to simulate floor reflection. Most of the experiments were performed between February 1964 and April 1964. Five partially reflected (reflected on the top only) experiments were assembled in November 1967, but are judged by the evaluators not to be of benchmark quality. Twenty-four of the twenty-five experiments have been determined to have fast spectra. The only exception has a mixed spectrum. Analyses were performed in which uncertainty associated with five different parameters associated with the uranium parts and three associated with the polyethylene parts was evaluated. Included were uranium mass, height, diameter, isotopic content, and impurity content and polyethylene mass, diameter, and impurity content. There were additional uncertainties associated with assembly alignment, support structure, and the value for ßeff. In addition to the idealizations made by the experimenters (removal of a diaphragm), a few simplifications were also made to the benchmark models that resulted in a small bias and additional uncertainty. Simplifications included omission of the support structure, possible surrounding equipment, and the walls, floor, and ceiling of the experimental cell. Bias values that result from these simplifications were determined and associated uncertainty in the bias values were included in the overall uncertainty in benchmark keff values. Bias values ranged from 0.0002 ?k to 0.0093 ?k below the experimental value. Overall uncertainties range from ? 0.0002 to ? 0.0011. Major contributors to the overall uncertainty include uncertainty in the support structure and the polyethylene parts. A comparison of experimental, benchmark-model, and MCNP-model keff values is shown in Figure 1. The experimental keff values are derived from the original reactivities reported by the principal experimentalist. The benchmark-model keff values are the experimental keff values adjusted to account for biases that were introduced by removing the support structure and surroundings. The MCNP-model keff values are simply the values found from MCNP calculations using the benchmark specifications and ENDF/B-VI cross-section data. Figure 1. Comparison of Experimental, Benchmark-Model and MCNP-Model keff value. Calculated results for most of the experiments are

Tyler Sumner; J. Blair Briggs; Leland Montierth

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Field Appearance Manifolds  

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Abstract. Statistical shape and texture appearance models are powerful image representations, but previously had been restricted to 2D or 3D shapes with smooth surfaces and lambertian reflectance. In this paper we present a novel 3D appearance model using image-based rendering techniques, which can represent complex lighting conditions, structures, and surfaces. We construct a light field manifold capturing the multi-view appearance of an object class and extend the direct search algorithm of Cootes and Taylor to match new light fields or 2D images of an object to a point on this manifold. When matching to a 2D image the reconstructed light field can be used to render unseen views of the object. Our technique differs from previous view-based active appearance models in that model coefficients between views are explicitly linked, and that we do not model any pose variation within the shape model at a single view. It overcomes the limitations of polygonal based appearance models and uses light fields that are acquired in real-time. 1

Chris Mario Christoudias; Trevor Darrell

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Holonomy Manifolds in Physics  

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This is a pedagogical exposition of holonomy groups intended for physicists. After some pertinent definitions, we focus on special holonomy manifolds, two per division algebras, and comment upon several cases of interest in physics, associated with compactification from F-, M- and string theory, on manifolds of 8, 7 and 6 dimensions respectively.

Luis J. Boya

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold methods for methane combustion  

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Objective is to develop a new method for studying realistic chemistry in turbulent methane combustion with NO{sub x} mechanism. The realistic chemistry is a simplification to a more detailed chemistry based on the manifold method; accuracy is determined by interaction between the transport process and the chemical reaction. In this new (tree) method, probability density function or partially stirred reactor calculations are performed. Compared with the reduced mechanism, manifold, and tabulation methods, the new method overcomes drawbacks of the reduced mechanism method and preserves the advantages of the manifold method. Accuracy is achieved by specifying the size of the cell.

Yang, B.; Pope, S.B. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE TRANSFER OF HEAT TO FLUIDS FLOWING THROUGH PIPES, ANNULI, AND PARALLEL PLATES  

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Nusselt numbers were calculated for heat transfer to fluids flowing through annuli under conditions of uniform heat flux and fully established velocity and temperature profiles. The following cases were considered: (a) laminar flow, (b) slug flow, (c) turbulent flow with molecular conduction only, and (d) turbulent flow with both molecular and eddy conduction. These Nusselt numbers were determined for two conditions: heat transfer from the inner wall only and heat transfer from the outer wall only. The results were correlated by semi-empirical equations. The final results obtained on cases (a), (b), amd (c) are applicable to any fluid, whereas those obtained on (d) are for liquid metals only. Wall- and bulk-temperature relationships for the above four cases were also determined. These relationships were treated as dimensionless temperature ratios. Both the Nusselt numbers ad temperature ratios were evaluated over the r/ sub 1//r/sub 2/ range, zero to unity; the former being the case of the circular pipe, and the later, the case of infinite parallel plates. (auth)

Dwyer, O.E.

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glove Perforations During Interventional Radiological Procedures  

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Intact surgical gloves are essential to avoid contact with blood and other body fluids. The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of glove perforations during interventional radiological procedures. In this study, a total of 758 gloves used in 94 interventional radiological procedures were examined for perforations. Eleven perforations were encountered, only one of which was of occult type. No significant difference in the frequency of glove perforation was found between the categories with varying time duration.

Leena, R. V., E-mail: leenarv_76@yahoo.co.uk; Shyamkumar, N. K. [Christian Medial College, Department of Radiodiagnosis (India)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure responsive perforating and testing system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a well perforating and testing system includes packer and test valve means for respectively isolating a well bore interval and controlling flow of well fluids therefrom, a perforating gun connected below the packer means, and firing means responsive to a greater pressure in the well annulus above the packer means than in said isolated interval for actuating the perforating gun so theat the casing can be perforated at underbalanced pressure conditions.

Upchurch, J. M.

1985-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Scalar Fields on Manifolds  

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A generic theory of a single real scalar field is considered, and a simple method is presented for obtaining a class of solutions to the equation of motion. These solutions are obtained from a simpler equation of motion that is generated by replacing a set of the original coordinates by a set of generalized coordinates, which are harmonic functions in the spacetime. These ansatz solutions solve the original equation of motion on manifolds that are defined by simple constraints. These manifolds, and their dynamics, are independent of the form of the scalar potential. Some scalar field solutions, and manifolds upon which they exist, are presented for Klein-Gordon and quartic potentials as examples. Solutions existing on leaves of a foliated space may allow inferences of the characteristics expected of exact bulk solutions.

J. R. Morris

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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How to avoid perforating problems  

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This article cautions that the literature on perforating technology can be confusing when you try to apply it to a real situation. Most of the basic information is easy to understand. But as more lab studies and computer modeling studies are published, it becomes more difficult to decide what parameters are important. A review of the current literature can lead to the conclusion that a well capable of producing 10 MMcfd of gas may be restricted to less that 1.0 MMcfd by the perforations. Locke's publication in 1981 showed the effects of shot penetration depth on well productivities. He noted that various investigators agree that deeper penetration does improve results, although there is some disagreement over the absolute amount of improvement among them. From these data, one may expect that if 9-in. penetrations are achieved with a 90/sup 0/ phased perforating gun, at four shots per foot, a well would be stimulated by approximately 10 percent over what might be expected from an open hole completion.

Sparlin, D.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A field study of underbalance pressures necessary to obtain clean perforations using tubing-conveyed perforating  

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A study of 90 wells perforated with the tubing-conveyed perforating system showed a correlation between underbalanced pressure and formation permeability that can be used to achieve clean perforations. The data, from gas and oil producers in clean sandstones, are from wells that were perforated, tested, acidized, and retested. There is a clear minimum underbalance line separating the data sets of wells that had clean perforations (unassisted by acidizing) from those wells that showed a significant productivity increase after acidizing. The study includes data from oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, Lousiana (Tuscaloosa trend), New Mexico (Morrow sandstone), Rocky Mountain overthrust, and Alberta, Canada.

King, G.E.; Anderson, A.R.; Ringham, M.D.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Rock Perforation Demo - The NE Multimedia Collection  

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rock perforation demo High power laser beam can be used in oil well completion application for perforating oil reservoir rock and increasing rock's permeability for high oil...

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Extreme overbalance perforating improves well performance  

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The application of extreme overbalance perforating, by Oryx Energy Co., is consistently outperforming the unpredictable, tubing-conveyed, underbalance perforating method which is generally accepted as the industry standard. Successful results reported from more than 60 Oryx Energy wells, applying this technology, support this claim. Oryx began this project in 1990 to address the less-than-predictable performance of underbalanced perforating. The goal was to improve the initial completion efficiency, translating it into higher profits resulting from earlier product sales. This article presents the concept, mechanics, procedures, potential applications and results of perforating using overpressured well bores. The procedure can also be used in wells with existing perforations if an overpressured surge is used. This article highlights some of the case histories that have used these techniques.

Dees, J.M.; Handren, P.J. [Oryx Energy Co., Dallas, TX (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure-activated well perforating apparatus  

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A well perforating technique utilizes a predetermined pressure difference developed at different points in the borehole to actuate the firing mechanism of a tubing conveyed perforating gun. A first embodiment incorporated as part of a well test string includes a packer for isolating a wellbore interval and a perforating gun connected in the string below the packer which is fired in response to development of a greater pressure in the annulus above the packer than in the isolated interval, thereby causing perforation at ''underbalanced'' conditions. A modified ''full-bore'' embodiment has an annular configuration firing mechanism as part of a tubing string and fires the perforating gun in response to development of a predetermined difference between the pressures at a point in the annulus and a point in the central bore of the tubing string.

Upchurch, J. M.

1985-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Conformal vector fields on Finsler manifolds  

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Applying concepts and tools from classical tangent bundle geometry and using the apparatus of the calculus along the tangent bundle projection ('pull-back formalism'), first we enrich the known lists of the characterizations of affine vector fields on a spray manifold and conformal vector fields on a Finsler manifold. Second, we deduce consequences on vector fields on the underlying manifold of a Finsler structure having one or two of the mentioned geometric properties.

Szilasi, József

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Backsurging perforations can increase production rates  

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Subjecting formations to a large pressure differential or underbalance is a common means of surging perforations to remove damage and increase flow from oil and gas wells. Underbalanced perforating, a standard industry completion technique, is normally used to obtain the pressure differentials intended to dislodge debris from perforations and flush the surrounding compacted zone. Gradually applied pressure underbalance can be achieved by swabbing or jetting to reduce hydrostatic head. Suddenly applied underbalance is achieved by evacuating the tubing in conjunction with a rupture disc, tubing-conveyed perforating systems or by using a new wireline-set, through-tubing backsurge tool. These techniques, except for the through-tubing method, are often utilized only during later workovers due to the expense and difficulty of achieving an adequate underbalance. Many operators prefer to perforate in balanced or overbalanced pressures conditions. This typically leaves perforations completely or partially plugged with gun debris, mud solids and shattered formation material that has been recompacted. Production logging shows that wells often produce from only 10 to 20% of the total interval apparently because of ineffective, plugged perforations.

Brieger, E.F.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and evaluation of perforating cleanup methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fifty-two completions made in the Gulf of Mexico between June 1978 and May 1982 have been analyzed to evaluate three commonly used techniques for perforating and cleaning up perforations before gravel packing. Since detailed flowing bottomhole pressure (BHP) information was not available in all cases, a method was developed to evaluate the completion efficiencies by using an inhouse computer program. This program models well performance by simultaneously solving the equations governing fluid flow in the reservoir, the near-wellbore region, the gravel-packed perforation tunnels, and up the production tubing. The results showed that perforating underbalanced with a tubing-conveyed casing gun yielded more efficient completions than the other two techniques.

Bonomo, J.M.; Young, W.S.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds  

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds Ludovic Rifford Universit´e de Nice - Sophia Antipolis (Joint work with A. Figalli) Ludovic Rifford Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds #12;Monge's Optimal Transportation Problem Let M be a separable metric space equipped with its Borel

Rifford, Ludovic

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds  

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Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds Ludovic Rifford Universit´e de Nice - Sophia Antipolis (Joint work with A. Figalli) Ludovic Rifford Optimal Transportation on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds #12;Outline I. Statement of our optimal transportation problem II. Sketch of proof of the Mc

Rifford, Ludovic

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Heterotic Model Building: 16 Special Manifolds  

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We study heterotic model building on 16 specific Calabi-Yau manifolds constructed as hypersurfaces in toric four-folds. These 16 manifolds are the only ones among the more than half a billion manifolds in the Kreuzer-Skarke list with a non-trivial first fundamental group. We classify the line bundle models on these manifolds, both for SU(5) and SO(10) GUTs, which lead to consistent supersymmetric string vacua and have three chiral families. A total of about 29000 models is found, most of them corresponding to SO(10) GUTs. These models constitute a starting point for detailed heterotic model building on Calabi-Yau manifolds in the Kreuzer-Skarke list. The data for these models can be downloaded here: http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/projects/CalabiYau/toricdata/index.html

Yang-Hui He; Seung-Joo Lee; Andre Lukas; Chuang Sun

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orientable closed 3-manifolds with surface-complexity one  

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After a short summary of known results on surface-complexity of closed 3-manifolds, we will classify all closed orientable 3-manifolds with surface-complexity one.

Amendola, Gennaro

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yang- Mills on Quantum Heisenberg Manifolds  

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In the noncommutative geometry program of Connes there are two variations of the concept of Yang-Mills action functional. We show that for the quantum Heisenberg manifolds they agree.

Partha Sarathi Chakraborty; Satyajit Guin

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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String orientations of simplicial homology manifolds  

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Simplicial homology manifolds are proposed as an interesting class of geometric objects, more general than topological manifolds but still quite tractable, in which questions about the microstructure of space-time can be naturally formulated. Their string orientations are classified by $H^3$ with coefficients in an extension of the usual group of D-brane charges, by cobordism classes of homology three-spheres with trivial Rokhlin invariant.

Jack Morava

2008-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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High differential pressure, radial flow characteristics of gun perforations  

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Tubing conveyed completion techniques are being utilized more frequently than in the past, because of the apparent advantages derived from underbalanced perforating. These advantages include cleaner perforations, reductions of additional stimulation treatments and reduced completion times. This paper presents the results of a laboratory study of gun perforations made under high differential pressure, radial flow conditions. In this study, Berea sandstone cores, modified to permit radial flow, are used to determine the relationship between perforation characteristics and the time-dependent pressure differential between pore pressure (i.e. formation pressure) and ''well bore'' pressure during the completion process. The primary perforation characteristic investigated (Radial Flow Ratio) is defined as the ratio of the perforated flow rate to the flow rate of the unperforated core under identical conditions. The perforated flow rate is measured in radial flow after the perforation has been made under various time-dependent pressure differentials.

Regalbuto, J.A.; Riggs, R.S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Twistorial Constructions of Special Riemannian Manifolds  

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We use twistor theory to describe virtually new constructions of Hermitian and quaternionic Kaehler structures on tangent bundles and a G{sub 2} structure on the unit sphere tangent bundle of a Riemannian 4-manifold--fundamental to holonomy theory and subject of deep research in physics.We interpret 'self-holomorphic' complex structures on a symplectic manifold. These complex structures give an interesting set of problems in the first possible dimension, the case of Riemann surfaces, from which should follow some interplay with Teichmuller theory, as well as with SL(2) connections.

Albuquerque, Rui [Departamento de Matematica da Universidade de Evora and Centro de Investigacao em Matematica e Aplicacoes (CIMA), Rua Romao Ramalho, 59, 7000 Evora (Portugal)

2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyses and applications of pressure, flow rate, and temperature measurements during a perforating run. [Measurement while perforating  

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Perforating technology has undergone significant advances during the last decade. Tubing-conveyed perforating, underbalanced perforating, high-shot-density guns, better shaped charges, and improved gun systems have contributed to safer operations and improved productivity of the perforated completions. A recent development described in this paper is a perforating tool that makes real-time downhole measurements (including pressure, flow rate, temperature, gamma ray, casing-collar locator (CCL), and cable tension) during a perforating run and can selectively fire a number of guns at different depths or times. In addition to providing better control of the perforating process, the simultaneous downhole measurements can provide in a single trip a production log, conventional well tests before and after perforating, and a fill-up or slug test soon after perforating for underbalanced conditions. Thus, the completion can be evaluated in real time and any needed remedial reperforating can be performed while the gun is still in the hole. Other applications include limited-entry perforating, monitoring of bottomhole pressure (BHP) during minifracture jobs, better depth control with a gamma ray detector, fluid-level monitoring, and underbalance control. The applications of these measurements, with field data obtained with the Measurement While Perforating (MWP{sup SM}) tool, are the subject of this paper. Examples show the capabilities and the versatility of the MWP tool.

Tariq, S.M. (Schlumberger Perforating and Testing Center (US)); Ayestaran, L.C. (Schlumberger Well Services (US))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforating devices for use in wells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The perforating device for use in completing a well includes a case, an explosive charge contained in the case, and a generally bowl-shaped liner. The liner is positioned adjacent the explosive charge and has non-uniforrn thickness along its length. The liner further includes a protruding portion near its tip. In another configuration, the liner includes a hole near its tip to expose a portion of the explosive charge.

Jacoby, Jerome J. (Grass Valley, CA); Brooks, James E. (Manvel, TX); Aseltine, Clifford L. (late of Houston, TX)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Load diagram for a perforated plate tray  

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1 decimals noggrannhet c. Upprita i x,y-diagrammet q-linjen och bestäm (grafiskt, eller med must be produced. The feed stream F is a saturated liquid, i.e. q = 1, while the reflux ratio R = 1Load diagram for a perforated plate tray vG, vL: velocities G, L: densities QL, QG: volume flows H

Zevenhoven, Ron

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equality constraints, riemannian manifolds and direct search methods  

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Aug 2, 2007 ... EQUALITY CONSTRAINTS, RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS AND DIRECT SEARCH METHODS. David W. Dreisigmeyer(dreisigm ***at*** lanl.gov).

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Three?dimensional group manifold reductions of gravity  

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We review the three?dimensional group manifold reductions of pure Einstein gravity and we exhibit a new consistent group manifold reduction of gravity when the compactification group manifold is S 3. The new reduction leads to a lower dimensional theory whose gauge group is SU (2).

Román Linares

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold gasket accommodating differential movement of fuel cell stack  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gasket for use in a fuel cell system having at least one externally manifolded fuel cell stack, for sealing the manifold edge and the stack face. In accordance with the present invention, the gasket accommodates differential movement between the stack and manifold by promoting slippage at interfaces between the gasket and the dielectric and between the gasket and the stack face.

Kelley, Dana A. (New Milford, CT); Farooque, Mohammad (Danbury, CT)

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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S-Parabolic manifolds A. Aytuna and A. Sadullaev  

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S-Parabolic manifolds A. Aytuna and A. Sadullaev Abstract. A Stein manifold is called S parabolic. If a continuous special plurisubharmonic exits then we will call the manifold S parabolic: In one dimensional case of dimension n is called S parabolic in case there exits a special plurisubharmonic function 2 PSH (X

Yanikoglu, Berrin

42

Tubing-conveyed perforating cuts costs, boosts production  

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A new Attaka Field development program was started in November 1984 with the objective of reversing the field's declining production. The Intermediate and Deep sands were the reservoirs of interest since their abundance and large areal extent account for a large volume of oil and gas. Many factors contributed to the success of this program, particularly tubing conveyed perforating, (TCP) which has reduced completion time, formation damage and maximized well production. This article discusses the determination of proper underbalance, operational aspects of tubing conveyed perforating, cost comparisons between TCP and wireline methods and a comparison of skin factors resulting from underbalanced perforating and overbalanced perforating.

Sukmadjaja, T.; Shewchenko, D.; Ajam, S.O.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent advances in understanding perforator penetration and flow performance  

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Driven by the importance of perforation performance in both natural and stimulated completions, understanding of the factors that control penetration depth and formation damage has improved significantly over the last 10 years. Improved test procedures and their tabulated results are now available to predict downhole penetration as a function of rock properties and overburden stress. Progress has also been made in understanding the nature of permeability damage around perforations and how to prevent, remove, or bypass it. In particular, the mechanisms behind underbalanced perforating are being clarified, leading to better engineering of perforating procedures and better prediction of their results.

Halleck, P.M. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

44

Underbalanced perforation characteristics as affected by differential pressure  

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Underbalanced, tubing-conveyed completions are increasing because of the apparent advantages of cleaner perforations, reduced completion times, and stimulation treatments. Radial-flow Berea sandstone core specimens are used to determine the perforation characteristics resulting from time-dependent pressure differentials between core pressure and wellbore pressure during the completion process. The primary perforation characteristic studied (radial flow ratio (RFR)) is defined as the ratio of the perforated flow rate to the flow rate of the unperforated core. The perforation flow tests included pressure differentials from 500 psi (3450 kPa) overbalanced to 1,000 psi (6900 kPa) underbalanced, with immediate or delayed surging. The RFR was affected most by the 500-psi and 1,000-psi (3450- and 6900-kPa) underbalance. The surged RFR's were from 50 to 58% greater than the no-surge RFR's. Perforation hole volumes were increased as much as 55% by the surge, indicating some elimination of the compacted, damaged-zone material. Underbalanced surge conditions (1,000 psi (6900 kPa)) increased hole volume to four times that resulting from 500 psi (3450 kPa) overbalanced, no-surge conditions. Underbalanced surging, either at the instant of perforation or subsequently, appears to improve the flow characteristics of shaped-charge perforations by simultaneously reducing the thickness of the low-permeability crushed zone and increasing the perforation surface area.

Regalbuto, J.A.; Riggs, R.S.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

ROCK PERFORATION BY PULSED ND:YAG LASER  

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of Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines 3 Parker Geosciences, LLC Abstract In gas and oil well completion, perforation channels must be made through the steel casing...

46

On Paraquaternionic Submersions Between Paraquaternionic Kähler Manifolds  

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In this paper we deal with some properties of a class of semi-Riemannian submersions between manifolds endowed with paraquaternionic structures, proving a result of non-existence of paraquaternionic submersions between paraquaternionic Kähler non-locally ... Keywords: 53C15, 53C26, 53C50, Locally hyper para-Kähler structures, Paraquaternionic Kähler structures, Paraquaternionic submersions, Sasaki metric, Semi-Riemannian submersions

Angelo V. Caldarella

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

A combined perforating and well testing system  

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Underbalanced perforating is widely used in well completions and is considered by many operators to be an effective method of obtaining improved well productivity. A measurement of downhole pressure before, during and after perforating can be made by installing a pressure gauge on the gun-string. By using a wireline, the added capability of real-time read-out on surface allows the entire operation to be monitored 'live.' Correct underbalance can be accurately established prior to shooting, there is an unambiguous shot indication, and a pressure transient analysis can be made during the initial flow or fill-up period. From this we can obtain an estimate of permeability, skin damage and, possibly, static reservoir pressure, which is a useful supplement to the shut-in buildup analysis which usually follows if flow reaches surface. Any subsequent conventional well-test can of course be planned without the need to retrieve or run in additional equipment since the pressure gauge is already in place.

Westaway, P.J.; El Shafie, I.; Wittman, M.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Evaluation of the Relative Importance of Parameters Influencing Perforation Cleanup  

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Completion of cased and cemented wells by shaped-charge perforation results in damage to the formation, which can significantly reduce well productivity. Typically, underbalanced conditions are imposed during perforation in an effort to remove damaged rock and shaped-charge debris from the perforation tunnel. Immediately after the shaped-charge jet penetrates the formation, there is a transient surge of fluid from the formation through the perforation and into the well bore. Experimental evidence suggests that it is this transient pressure surge that leads to the removal of damaged rock and charge debris leaving an open perforation tunnel. We have developed a two-stage computational model to simulate the perforation process and subsequent pressure surge and debris removal. The first stage of the model couples a hydrocode with a model of stress-induced permeability evolution to calculate damage to the formation and the resulting permeability field. The second stage simulates the non-Darcy, transient fluid flow from the formation and removes damaged rock and charge debris from the perforation tunnel. We compare the model to a series of API RP43 section 4 flow tests and explore the influence of fluid viscosity and rock strength on the final perforation geometry and permeability.

Detwiler, R L; Morris, J P; Karacan, C O; Halleck, P M; Hardesty, J

2003-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

49

Reinforced concrete perforation and penetration simulation using AUTODYN-3D  

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3D hydrocode simulation on the perforation and penetration of reinforced concrete target has been performed. The simulation aims to examine the influence of the following constitutive models for concrete on a projectile's residual velocity: (1) constant-yield ... Keywords: Constitutive model, Hydrocode, Perforation, Projectile, Reinforced concrete

C. Y. Tham

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Engine Air Intake Manifold Having Built In Intercooler  

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A turbocharged V type engine can be equipped with an exhaust gas recirculation cooler integrated into the intake manifold, so as to achieve efficiency, cost reductions and space economization improvements. The cooler can take the form of a tube-shell heat exchanger that utilizes a cylindrical chamber in the air intake manifold as the heat exchanger housing. The intake manifold depends into the central space formed by the two banks of cylinders on the V type engine, such that the central space is effectively utilized for containing the manifold and cooler.

Freese, V, Charles E. (Westland, MI)

2000-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

51

Remark on the Serre-Swan theorem for graded manifolds  

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Combining the Batchelor theorem and the Serre-Swan theorem, we come to that, given a smooth manifold $X$, a graded commutative $C^\\infty(X)$-algebra $\\cA$ is isomorphic to the structure ring of a graded manifold with a body $X$ iff it is the exterior algebra of some projective $C^\\infty(X)$-module of finite rank. In particular, it follows that odd fields in field theory on a smooth manifold $X$ can be represented by graded functions on some graded manifold with body $X$.

G. Sardanashvily

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

52

Fuel rod assembly to manifold attachment  

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A fuel element is formed with a plurality of fuel rod assemblies detachably connected to an overhead support with each of the fuel rod assemblies having a gas tight seal with the support to allow internal fission gaseous products to flow without leakage from the fuel rod assemblies into a vent manifold passageway system on the support. The upper ends of the fuel rod assemblies are located at vertically extending openings in the support and upper threaded members are threaded to the fuel rod assemblies to connect the latter to the support. The preferred threaded members are cap nuts having a dome wall encircling an upper threaded end on the fuel rod assembly and having an upper sealing surface for sealing contact with the support. Another and lower seal is achieved by abutting a sealing surface on each fuel rod assembly with the support. A deformable portion on the cap nut locks the latter against inadvertent turning off the fuel rod assembly. Orienting means on the fuel rod and support primarily locates the fuel rods azimuthally for reception of a deforming tool for the cap nut. A cross port in the fuel rod end plug discharges into a sealed annulus within the support, which serves as a circumferential chamber, connecting the manifold gas passageways in the support.

Donck, Harry A. (San Diego, CA); Veca, Anthony R. (San Diego, CA); Snyder, Jr., Harold J. (San Diego, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

A construction of a nonparametric quantum information manifold  

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We present a construction of a Banach manifold on the set of faithful normal states of a von Neumann algebra, where the underlying Banach space is a quantum analogue of an Orlicz space. On the manifold, we introduce the exponential and mixture connections as dual pair of affine connections.

Anna Jencova

2005-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

54

Constructive Methods of Invariant Manifolds for Kinetic Problems  

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We present the Constructive Methods of Invariant Manifolds for model reduction in physical and chemical kinetics, developed during last two decades. The problem of reduced description is studied as a problem of constructing the slow invariant manifold. The invariance conditions are formulated as the differential equation for a manifold immersed in the phase space (the invariance equation). The equation of motion for immersed manifolds is obtained (the film extension of the dynamics). Invariant manifolds are fixed points for this equation, and slow invariant manifolds are Lyapunov stable fixed points, thus slowness is presented as stability. A collection of methods for construction of slow invariant manifolds is presented, in particular the analogue of KAM methods for dissipative systems. We systematically consider a discrete analogue of the slow (stable) positively invariant manifolds for dissipative systems, invariant grids. The following examples of applications are presented: Nonperturbative deviation of physically consistent hydrodynamics from the Boltzmann equation and from the reversible dynamics, for Knudsen numbers ~ 1; construction of the moment equations for nonequilibrium media and their dynamical correction (instead of extension of list of variables) to gain more accuracy in description of highly nonequilibrium flows; invariant grids for chemical reactions; universal continuous media description of dilute polymeric solution, etc.

A. N. Gorban; I. V. Karlin; A. Yu. Zinovyev

2003-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

55

Compact Einstein-Weyl Manifolds With Large Symmetry Group  

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A geometric classification of the compact four-dimensional Einstein-Weyl manifolds with at least four-dimensional symmetry group is given. Our results also sharpen previous results on four-dimensional Einstein metrics and correct Parker's topological classification of cohomogeneity-one four-manifolds.

Anders Bisbjerg Madsen; Henrik Pedersen; Yat Sun Poon; Andrew Swann

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Manifold to uniformly distribute a solid-liquid slurry  

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This invention features a manifold that divides a stream of coal particles and liquid into several smaller streams maintaining equal or nearly equal mass compositions. The manifold consists of a horizontal, variable area header having sharp-edged, right-angled take-offs which are oriented on the bottom of the header.

Kern, Kenneth C. (Lake Hiawatha, NJ)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Modeling complex heterogeneous objects with non-manifold heterogeneous cells  

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This paper presents a new approach to model complex heterogeneous objects with simultaneous geometry intricacies as well as complex material distributions. Different from most of the existing approaches, which utilize manifold B-Rep and the assembly ... Keywords: Attribute based reasoning, Boolean operation, Cellular model, Heterogeneous material, Non-manifold

X. Y. Kou; S. T. Tan; W. S. Sze

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Natural completions - overcoming the damage caused by drilling and perforations  

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Natural completions are suggested as a way to avoid or overcome damage to the formation caused by drilling and perforating. Formation damage may take the form of plugged passageways which remain closed because formation pressure does not exceed that of the plug material. Natural completions refer to using maximum differential pressure toward the wellbore, so that such obstructions in passageways can less easily exist. The method allows the formation pressure to backsurge perforation tunnels immediately following detonation of the guns, with the objectives of obtaining deep, clean perforations with the crushed zone and debris completely removed from the perforations. Procedures for natural completions are described and illustrated. A case history is given where the natural completion method restores productivity of a well.

Perry, G.; Smith, G.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Dual manifold system and method for fluid transfer  

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A dual-manifold assembly is provided for the rapid, parallel transfer of liquid reagents from a microtiter plate to a solid state microelectronic device having biological sensors integrated thereon. The assembly includes aspiration and dispense manifolds connected by a plurality of conduits. In operation, the aspiration manifold is actuated such that the aspiration manifold is seated onto an array of reagent-filled wells of the microtiter plate. The wells are pressurized to force reagent through conduits toward the dispense manifold. A pressure pulse provided by a standard ink-jet printhead ejects nanoliter-to-picoliter droplets of reagent through an array of printhead orifices and onto test sites on the surface of the microelectronic device.

Doktycz, Mitchel J. (Knoxville, TN); Bryan, William Louis (Knoxville, TN); Kress, Reid (Oak Ridge, TN)

2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

60

Analyses and applications of pressure, flowrate, and temperature measurements during a perforating run  

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Perforating technology has undergone significant advances during the last decade. Tubing conveyed perforating (TCP), underbalanced perforating, high shot density guns, better shaped charges, and improved gun systems are some of the developments that have contributed to safer operations and improved productivity of the perforated completions. A recent development, described in this paper, is a perforating tool that makes real-time downhole measurements during a perforating run and has the capability of selectively firing a number of guns at different depths or times. These measurements include pressure, flow rate, temperature, GR, CCL, and cable tension. The simultaneous downhole measurements, in addition to providing better control of the perforating process, can in a single trip provide a production log, conventional well tests before and after perforating, and a fill-up or slug test soon after perforating for underbalanced conditions.

Tariq, S.M.; Ayestaran, L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An implicit trust-region method on Riemannian manifolds§  

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Jun 6, 2007 ... described in terms of optimizing a smooth function on a manifold (e.g., the eigen- .... Use CG recurrences to update residual and search direction. 21: Set rj+1 = rj +

62

On Hamiltonian Balanced Dynamics and the Slowest Invariant Manifold  

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The concept of a slowest invariant manifold is investigated for the five-component model of Lorenz under conservative dynamics. It is shown that Lorenz's model is a two-degree-of-freedom canonical Hamiltonian system, consisting of a nonlinear ...

Onno Bokhove; Theodore G. Shepherd

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deformations and gluing of asymptotically cylindrical manifolds with exceptional holonomy  

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for financial support. I thank also my family and friends for being there. Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Background material 7 2.1 Preliminaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1.1 Riemannian holonomy... with than arbitrary non-compact manifolds, e.g. many analysis 2 results for elliptic operators on compact manifolds can be generalised to statements about asymptotically translation-invariant elliptic operators acting on suitable spaces of sections...

Nordström, Johannes

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedural design considerations associated with tubing-conveyed underbalanced perforating  

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Thirty-two tubing conveyed underbalanced perforating jobs conducted in the Gulf of Mexico between May, 1980, and May, 1982, have been carefully reviewed in order to draw correlations between procedural variations and trouble prone jobs. General procedural guidelines designed to avoid past problems were formulated and are presented. The procedures are designed for the generalized case where the perforating guns will be pulled out of the well in order to gravel pack and not for those run as part of a permanent completion. Careful application of these procedural guidelines has resulted in reducing rig time requirements by an average of 35% on 33 additional tubing conveyed underbalanced perforating jobs conducted subsequent to the establishment of the guidelines contained in this paper.

Young, W.S.; Zaleski, T.E.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Analysis of pressure-transient data from underbalanced perforating  

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Determination of reservoir characteristics from transient pressures created by underbalanced perforating can enable an operator to decide whether a well is commercially productive before permanent completion. Several techniques exist to analyze such data. In this paper, closed-chamber testing and log-log- and Cartesian-plotted short producing times are used to analyze data collected from a multiwell project in the Gulf of Mexico. Pressure data were obtained from underbalanced perforating and backsurge-washing treatments. Results of these analyses compared favorably with buildup tests performed after the wells were completed.

Centanni, R.J.; Chacon, E.A.; Ruiz, S.J. (Halliburton Reservoir Services (US)); Garrett, J.C.; Shealy, R.A. (Freeport-McMoran Oil and Gas Co. (US))

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Electricity Price Curve Modeling and Forecasting by Manifold Learning  

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This paper proposes a novel nonparametric approach for the modeling and analysis of electricity price curves by applying the manifold learning methodology—locally linear embedding (LLE). The prediction method based on manifold learning and reconstruction is employed to make short-term and mediumterm price forecasts. Our method not only performs accurately in forecasting one-day-ahead prices, but also has a great advantage in predicting one-week-ahead and one-month-ahead prices over other methods. The forecast accuracy is demonstrated by numerical results using historical price data taken from the Eastern U.S. electric power markets.

Jie Chen; Shi-Jie Deng; Xiaoming Huo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Information Geometry and Chaos on Negatively Curved Statistical Manifolds  

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A novel information-geometric approach to chaotic dynamics on curved statistical manifolds based on Entropic Dynamics (ED) is suggested. Furthermore, an information-geometric analogue of the Zurek-Paz quantum chaos criterion is proposed. It is shown that the hyperbolicity of a non-maximally symmetric 6N-dimensional statistical manifold M_{s} underlying an ED Gaussian model describing an arbitrary system of 3N non-interacting degrees of freedom leads to linear information-geometric entropy growth and to exponential divergence of the Jacobi vector field intensity, quantum and classical features of chaos respectively.

Carlo Cafaro

2008-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

68

Application of High Powered Lasers to Perforated Completions  

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Congress on Applications of Laser & Electro-Optics Congress on Applications of Laser & Electro-Optics October 13 - 16, 2003, Jacksonville, Florida Application of High Powered Lasers to Perforated Completions Zhiyue Xu, Claude B. Reed and Keng H. Leong Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 R. A. Parker Parker Geoscience Consulting, LLC, 6346 Secrest Street, Arvada, CO 80403 R. M. Graves, Petroleum Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 ABSTRACT As part of the process of drilling an oil or gas well, a steel production casing is often inserted to the bottom of the well and sealed with cement against the productive formation. Openings must be made through the steel casing wall and cement and into the rock formation to allow formation fluid to enter the well. Conventionally, a perforator is

69

Steam-injection profile control using limited-entry perforations  

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A completion technique for steam-injection wells that ensures improved profile distribution of steam into several independent sands is being used at the South Belridge field in California. Previously, steam profiles were poor for many of the conventionally perforated (two 3/8-in. (9.5-mm) -diameter holes per foot) injection wells. This standard completion does not guarantee that the thicker, higher-permeability sands will not act as thief zones with respect to the thinner, tighter sands open in the same wellbore. Limited-entry perforating (typically one hole per 15 to 20 ft (4.6 to 6.1m) of gross interval with at least one in each major sand member) provides the best assurance of achieving a uniform injection profile in single-wellbore multisand completions.

Small, G.P.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam-injection profile control using limited-entry perforations  

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A completion technique for steam injection wells that assures improved profile distribution of steam into several independent sands is being used at the South Belridge Field, California. Previously, steam profiles were poor for many of the conventionally perforated (two-3/8'' diameter holes per foot) injection wells. This standard completion does not guarantee that the thicker, higher permeability sands will not act as thief zones with respect to the thinner, tighter sands open in the same wellbore. Limited entry perforating (typically one hole per 15-20' of gross interval with at least one in each major sand member) provides the best assurance of achieving a uniform injection profile in single wellbore multi-sand completions.

Small, G.P.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Apparatus and method for sealing perforated well casing  

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Perforations and other openings in well casings, liners and other conduits may be substantially blocked or sealed to prevent fluid flow between the casing or liner interior and an earth formation by placing a radially expansible sleeve adjacent the perforations or openings and urging the sleeve into forcible engagement with the casing or inner wall using an explosive charge. An apparatus including a radially contracted sleeve formed by a coiled plate member or a tubular member having flutes defined by external and internal folds, may be deployed into a well casing or liner through a production or injection tubing string and on the end of a flexible cable or coilable tubing. An explosive charge disposed on the apparatus and within the sleeve may be detonated to urge the sleeve into forcible engagement with the casing inner wall. 17 figs.

Blount, C.G.; Benham, R.A.; Brock, J.L.; Emerson, J.A.; Ferguson, K.R.; Scheve, D.F.; Schmidt, J.H.; Schuler, K.W.; Stanton, P.L.

1997-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

72

Apparatus and method for sealing perforated well casing  

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Perforations and other openings in well casings, liners and other conduits may be substantially blocked or sealed to prevent fluid flow between the casing or liner interior and an earth formation by placing a radially expansible sleeve adjacent the perforations or openings and urging the sleeve into forcible engagement with the casing or inner wall using an explosive charge. An apparatus including a radially contracted sleeve formed by a coiled plate member or a tubular member having flutes defined by external and internal folds, may be deployed into a well casing or liner through a production or injection tubing string and on the end of a flexible cable or coilable tubing. An explosive charge disposed on the apparatus and within the sleeve may be detonated to urge the sleeve into forcible engagement with the casing inner wall.

Blount, Curtis G. (Wasilla, AK); Benham, Robert A. (Albuquerque, NM); Brock, Jerry L. (Los Lunas, NM); Emerson, John A. (Albuquerque, NM); Ferguson, Keith R. (Anchorage, AK); Scheve, Donald F. (Anchorage, AK); Schmidt, Joseph H. (Anchorage, AK); Schuler, Karl W. (Albuquerque, NM); Stanton, Philip L. (Albuquerque, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Perforated plates for cryogenic regenerators and method of fabrication  

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Perforated plates having very small holes with a uniform diameter throughout the plate thickness are prepared by a [open quotes]wire drawing[close quotes] process in which a billet of sacrificial metal is disposed in an extrusion can of the plate metal, and the can is extruded and restacked repeatedly, converting the billet to a wire of the desired hole diameter. At final size, the rod is then sliced into wafers, and the wires are removed by selective etching. This process is useful for plate metals of interest for high performance regenerator applications, in particular, copper, niobium, molybdenum, erbium, and other rare earth metals. Er[sub 3]Ni, which has uniquely favorable thermophysical properties for such applications, may be incorporated in regions of the plates by providing extrusion cans containing erbium and nickel metals in a stacked array with extrusion cans of the plate metal, which may be copper. The array is heated to convert the erbium and nickel metals to Er[sub 3]Ni. Perforated plates having two sizes of perforations, one of which is small enough for storage of helium, are also disclosed. 10 figures.

Hendricks, J.B.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

74

Nonlinear manifold learning for dynamic shape and dynamic appearance  

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Our objective is to learn representations for the shape and the appearance of moving (dynamic) objects that support tasks such as synthesis, pose recovery, reconstruction, and tracking. In this paper, we introduce a framework that aims to learn landmark-free ... Keywords: Appearance-based vision, Gait analysis, Human motion analysis, Manifold learning, Motion analysis, Shape analysis

Ahmed Elgammal; Chan-Su Lee

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Cutting and Stitching: Converting Sets of Polygons to Manifold Surfaces  

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Abstract¿Many real-world polygonal surfaces contain topological singularities that represent a challenge for processes such as simplification, compression, and smoothing. We present an algorithm that removes singularities from nonmanifold sets of polygons ... Keywords: Polygonal surface, topological singularities, manifold, cutting, stitching.

André Guéziec; Gabriel Taubin; Francis Lazarus; Bill Horn

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Mass-capacity inequalities for conformally flat manifolds with boundary  

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In this paper we prove a mass-capacity inequality and a volumetric Penrose inequality for conformally flat manifolds, in arbitrary dimensions. As a by-product of the proofs, capacity and Aleksandrov-Fenchel inequalities for mean-convex Euclidean domains are obtained. For each inequality, the case of equality is characterized.

Alexandre Freire; Fernando Schwartz

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

77

Fuel cell stack with internal manifolds for reactant gases  

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A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of plate-like fuel cells arranged along an axis generally parallel to cell thickness with electrically conductive separator plates between each pair of cells. A plurality of axial manifolds are provided at opposite sides of the stack in outer marginal portions beyond the edges of electrodes and electrolyte tiles. Sealing rings prevent cross-leakage of oxidant fuel gases through use of pairs of outwardly extending lips from opposite tile surfaces bonded to first and second electrode frames respectively. The frames provide transition between electrode edges and manifold perimeters. The pairs of extension lips are sealingly bonded together through an electrically insulative sealing ring with wedge shaped fastening members.

Schnacke, A.W.

1983-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

78

Fuel cell stack with internal manifolds for reactant gases  

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A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of plate-like fuel cells arranged along an axis generally parallel to cell thickness with electrically conductive separator plates between each pair of cells. A plurality of axial manifolds are provided at opposite sides of the stack in outer marginal portions beyond the edges of electrodes and electrolyte tiles. Sealing rings prevent cross-leakage of oxidant fuel gases through use of pairs of outwardly extending lips from opposite tile surfaces bonded to first and second electrode frames respectively. The frames provide transition between electrode edges and manifold perimeters. The pairs of extension lips are sealingly bonded together through an electrically insulative sealing ring with wedge shaped fastening members.

Schnacke, Arthur W. (Schenectady, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Chern-Simons Theory on Seifert 3-Manifolds  

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We study Chern-Simons theory on 3-manifolds M that are circle-bundles over 2-dimensional orbifolds S by the method of Abelianisation. This method, which completely sidesteps the issue of having to integrate over the moduli space of non-Abelian flat connections, reduces the complete partition function of the non-Abelian theory on M to a 2-dimensional Abelian theory on the orbifold S which is easily evaluated.

Matthias Blau; George Thompson

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

80

Results of stress-oriented and aligned perforating in fracturing deviated wells  

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This paper reports the first results of stress-oriented and aligned perforation of deviated wells at the Kuparuk River field, Alaska. Preferred perforation alignment and spacing are calculated for each well so the fractures from individual perforations link to produce a single zipper fracture plane along the deviated wellbore. Results of the first application of this technique are presented from the 26-well development of Drillsite 2K. The results from use of three different oriented-casing-gun systems and pertinent data from Drillsite 2K fracture stimulation treatments are discussed. Comparisons to drillsite where nonaligned perforating strategies were used show a significant reduction in perforation friction, enabling the placement of large, more productive fracture treatments. Application of this technique to deviated and vertical wells and its use at Kuparuk on developments after Drillsite 2K are discussed.

Pearson, C.M.; Bond, A.J.; Eck, M.E.; Schmidt, J.H. (Arco Alaska Inc. (US))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General reference frames and their associated space manifolds  

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We propose a formal definition of a general reference frame in a general spacetime, as an equivalence class of charts. This formal definition corresponds with the notion of a reference frame as being a (fictitious) deformable body, but we assume, moreover, that the time coordinate is fixed. This is necessary for quantum mechanics, because the Hamiltonian operator depends on the choice of the time coordinate. Our definition allows us to associate rigorously with each reference frame F, a unique "space" (a three-dimensional differentiable manifold), which is the set of the world lines bound to F. This also is very useful for quantum mechanics.

Arminjon, Mayeul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Euclidean SYM Theories by Time Reduction and Special Holonomy Manifolds  

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Euclidean supersymmetric theories are obtained from Minkowskian theories by performing a reduction in the time direction. This procedure elucidates certain mysterious features of Zumino's N=2 model in four dimensions, provides manifestly hermitian Euclidean counterparts of all non-mimimal SYM theories, and is also applicable to supergravity theories. We reanalyse the twists of the 4d N=2 and N=4 models from this point of view. Other applications include SYM theories on special holonomy manifolds. In particular, we construct a twisted SYM theory on Kaehler 3-folds and clarify the structure of SYM theory on hyper-Kaehler 4-folds.

Matthias Blau; George Thompson

1997-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Convexity package for momentum maps on contact manifolds  

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Let a torus T act effectively on a compact connected cooriented contact manifold, and let Psi be the natural momentum map on the symplectization. We prove that, if dim T > 2, the union of the origin with the image of Psi is a convex polyhedral cone, the non-zero level sets of Psi are connected (while the zero level set can be disconnected), and the momentum map is open as a map to its image. This answers a question posed by Eugene Lerman, who proved similar results when the zero level set is empty. We also analyze examples with dim T <= 2.

Chiang, River

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF SINGLE PHASE MANIFOLD-MICROCHANNEL PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER.  

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??In recent years manifold-microchannel technology has received considerable attention from the research community as it has demonstrated clear advantage over state of the art heat… (more)

Arie, Martinus Adrian

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical seal having a single-piece, perforated mating ring  

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A mechanical seal (e.g., single mechanical seals, double mechanical seals, tandem mechanical seals, bellows, pusher mechanical seals, and all types of rotating and reciprocating machines) with reduced contact surface temperature, reduced contact surface wear, or increased life span. The mechanical seal comprises a rotating ring and a single-piece, perforated mating ring, which improves heat transfer by controllably channeling coolant flow through the single-piece mating ring such that the coolant is in substantially uniform thermal contact with a substantial portion of the interior surface area of the seal face, while maintaining the structural integrity of the mechanical seal and minimizing the potential for coolant flow interruptions to the seal face caused by debris or contaminants (e.g., small solids and trash) in the coolant.

Khonsari, Michael M. (Baton Rouge, LA); Somanchi, Anoop K. (Fremont, CA)

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Strings, Black Rings and State-space Manifold  

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State-space geometry is considered, for diverse three and four parameter non-spherical horizon rotating black brane configurations, in string theory and $M$-theory. We have explicitly examined the case of unit Kaluza-Klein momentum $D_1D_5P$ black strings, circular strings, small black rings and black supertubes. An investigation of the state-space pair correlation functions shows that there exist two classes of brane statistical configurations, {\\it viz.}, the first category divulges a degenerate intrinsic equilibrium basis, while the second yields a non-degenerate, curved, intrinsic Riemannian geometry. Specifically, the solutions with finitely many branes expose that the two charged rotating $D_1D_5$ black strings and three charged rotating small black rings consort real degenerate state-space manifolds. Interestingly, arbitrary valued $M_5$-dipole charged rotating circular strings and Maldacena Strominger Witten black rings exhibit non-degenerate, positively curved, comprehensively regular state-space configurations. Furthermore, the state-space geometry of single bubbled rings admits a well-defined, positive definite, everywhere regular and curved intrinsic Riemannian manifold; except for the two finite values of conserved electric charge. We also discuss the implication and potential significance of this work for the physics of black holes in string theory.

Stefano Bellucci; Bhupendra Nath Tiwari

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous Near-Field Heat Transfer between a Cylinder and a Perforated Surface  

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We predict that the near-field radiative heat-transfer rate between a cylinder and a perforated surface depends nonmonotonically on their separation. This anomalous behavior, which arises due to evanescent-wave effects, ...

Rodriguez-Wong, Alejandro

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Numerical simulations of perforated plate stabilized premixed flames with detailed chemistry  

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The objective of this work is to develop a high efficiency two-dimensional reactive flow solver to investigate perforated-plate stabilized laminar premixed flames. The developed code is used to examine the impact of the ...

Kedia, Kushal Sharad

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulations of perforated plate stabilized premixed flames with detailed chemistry.  

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??The objective of this work is to develop a high efficiency two-dimensional reactive flow solver to investigate perforated-plate stabilized laminar premixed flames. The developed code… (more)

Kedia, Kushal Sharad

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

PU(2) monopoles and relations between four-manifold invariants  

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Using quantum field-theoretic arguments, Witten has established a relation between the Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten invariants of smooth four-manifolds. In this survey article, we describe the program to prove this relation using a moduli space of PU(2) = SO(3) monopoles as a cobordism between the Donaldson moduli space of anti-self-dual SO(3) connections and moduli spaces of U(1) monopoles. We provide an overview of some of our transversality and Uhlenbeck compactness results for PU(2) monopoles, along with some of our calculations of Donaldson invariants in terms of Seiberg-Witten invariants. We give a brief outline of issues concerning the gluing theory, focussing on some of the analytical difficulties that are particular to PU(2) monopoles, and its application to the PU(2) monopole program to prove the relation between Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten invariants.

Paul M. N. Feehan; Thomas G. Leness

1997-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a Transpired Air Heating Solar Collector with an Inverted Perforated Absorber and Asymmetric Compound Parabolic Concentrator.  

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?? absorber and an asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator was applied to increase the intensity of solar radiation incident on the perforated absorber. A 2D ray… (more)

Shams, Nasif

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold and method of batch measurement of Hg-196 concentration using a mass spectrometer  

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A sample manifold and method of its use has been developed so that milligram quantities of mercury can be analyzed mass spectroscopically to determine the [sup 196]Hg concentration to less than 0.02 atomic percent. Using natural mercury as a standard, accuracy of [+-]0.002 atomic percent can be obtained. The mass spectrometer preferably used is a commercially available GC/MS manufactured by Hewlett Packard. A novel sample manifold is contained within an oven allowing flow rate control of Hg into the MS. Another part of the manifold connects to an auxiliary pumping system which facilitates rapid clean up of residual Hg in the manifold. Sample cycle time is about 1 hour. 8 figures.

Grossman, M.W.; Evans, R.

1991-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE GENERALIZATION OF AR PROCESSES TO RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS Jo~ao Xavier  

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ON THE GENERALIZATION OF AR PROCESSES TO RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS Jo~ao Xavier Instituto Superior T York: Academic Press. [7] S. Gallot, D. Hulin, and J. Lafontaine. Riemannian Geometry, 2nd ed. Springer

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

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The relative isoperimetric inequality on a conformally parabolic manifold with boundary  

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For an arbitrary noncompact n-dimensional Riemannian manifold with a boundary of conformally parabolic type it is proved that there exists a conformal change of metric such that a relative isoperimetric inequality of the same form as in the closed n-dimensional Euclidean half-space holds on the manifold with the new metric. This isoperimetric inequality is asymptotically sharp. Bibliography: 6 titles.

Kesel'man, Vladimir M [Moscow State Industrial University, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency of perforated breakwater and associated energy dissipation  

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The flow field behavior in the vicinity of a perforated breakwater and the efficiency of the breakwater under regular waves were studied. To examine the efficiency of the structure thirteen types of regular wave conditions with wave periods T = 1, 1.2, 1.6, 2, 2.5 sec and wave heights Hi = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 cm in an intermediate water depth of 50 cm were tested. The incoming, reflected and transmitted wave heights were measured using resistance type wave gauges positioned at the required locations. The efficiency of the structure was calculated considering the energy balance for the system. The efficiency of the structure for different wave conditions and with different parameters are shown and compared. Seven types of regular waves with wave periods T = 1, 1.6, 2, 2.5 sec and wave heights Hi = 4, 6, 8, 10 cm in an intermediate water depth of 50 cm were tested for the flow behavior study. In order to study the flow field variation with phase, ten phases were considered per one wave. The Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique was employed to measure the two dimensional instantaneous velocity field distribution and MPIV (Matlab toolbox for PIV) and DaVis (a commercial software) were used to calculate the velocity vectors. By repeating the experiments and taking an average, the mean velocity field, mean vorticity field, mean turbulent intensity and mean turbulent kinetic energy field were calculated for each phase and for each wave condition. The phase average fields for each wave condition for each of the above mentioned parameters were calculated taking the average of ten phases. The phase averaged velocity, vorticity and turbulent kinetic energy fields are presented and compared. The energy dissipation based on both elevation data and the velocity data are presented and compared. It was found that for more than 75% of the tested wave conditions, the energy dissipation was above 69%. Thus the structure is very effective in energy dissipation. Further it was found that for all the tested wave conditions most of the turbulent kinetic energy form near the free surface and near the front wall, where as behind the back wall of the structure the turbulent kinetic energy was very small.

Ariyarathne, Hanchapola Appuhamilage

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On The Capacity of Surfaces in Manifolds with Nonnegative Scalar Curvature  

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Given a surface in an asymptotically flat 3-manifold with nonnegative scalar curvature, we derive an upper bound for the capacity of the surface in terms of the area of the surface and the Willmore functional of the surface. The capacity of a surface is defined to be the energy of the harmonic function which equals 0 on the surface and goes to 1 at infinity. Even in the special case of Euclidean space, this is a new estimate. More generally, equality holds precisely for a spherically symmetric sphere in a spatial Schwarzschild 3-manifold. As applications, we obtain inequalities relating the capacity of the surface to the Hawking mass of the surface and the total mass of the asymptotically flat manifold.

Hubert Bray; Pengzi Miao

2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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IS-321-312-001 TEP-to-HTEP manifold interface sheet  

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The Tokamak Exhaust Processing System (TEP) receives hydrogen-like and air-like gas streams from the High Tritium Exhaust Processing (HTEP) manifold. Gases from the torus roughing pump are pumped into the HTEP manifold before entering TEP. This interface sheet describes the TEP-HTEP material stream interface, both the physical elements that make up the interface as well as the gas streams that will flow through the interface. The functions of this interface are to: Provide a physical connection for the transport of hydrogen-like and air-like gases from the HTEP manifold to TEP. Provide seals to prevent the unncessary release of tritium to the surrounding environment. Provide valves that can be actuated to stop or prevent the flow of gas into TEP.

Willms, R Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Carlson, Bryan J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Coons, James E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kubic, William L [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The abstract boundary---a new approach to singularities of manifolds  

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A new scheme is proposed for dealing with the problem of singularities in General Relativity. The proposal is, however, much more general than this. It can be used to deal with manifolds of any dimension which are endowed with nothing more than an affine connection, and requires a family \\calc\\ of curves satisfying a {\\em bounded parameter property} to be specified at the outset. All affinely parametrised geodesics are usually included in this family, but different choices of family \\calc\\ will in general lead to different singularity structures. Our key notion is the {\\em abstract boundary\\/} or {\\em $a$-boundary\\/} of a manifold, which is defined for any manifold \\calm\\ and is independent of both the affine connection and the chosen family \\calc\\ of curves. The $a$-boundary is made up of equivalence classes of boundary points of \\calm\\ in all possible open embeddings. It is shown that for a pseudo-Riemannian manifold $(\\calm,g)$ with a specified family \\calc\\ of curves, the abstract boundary points can then be split up into four main categories---regular, points at infinity, unapproachable points and singularities. Precise definitions are also provided for the notions of a {\\em removable singularity} and a {\\em directional singularity}. The pseudo-Riemannian manifold will be said to be singularity-free if its abstract boundary contains no singularities. The scheme passes a number of tests required of any theory of singularities. For instance, it is shown that all compact manifolds are singularity-free, irrespective of the metric and chosen family \\calc.

Susan M. Scott; Peter Szekeres

1994-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Dissipativity and Inertial Manifolds for Diffusive Burgers Equations with Low-Wavenumber Instability  

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Global well-posedness, existence of globally absorbing sets and existence of inertial manifolds is investigated for a class of diffusive Burgers equations. The class includes diffusive Burgers equation with nontrivial forcing, the Burgers-Sivashinsky equation and the Quasi-Stedy equation of cellular flames. The global dissipativity is proven in 2D for periodic boundary conditions. For the proof of the existence of inertial manifolds, the spectral-gap condition, which Burgers-type equations do not satisfy in its original form is circumvented by the Cole-Hopf transform. The procedure is valid in both one and two space dimensions.

Jesenko Vukadinovic

2009-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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N=4 Superconformal Algebra and the Entropy of HyperKahler Manifolds  

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We study the elliptic genera of hyperKahler manifolds using the representation theory of N=4 superconformal algebra. We consider the decomposition of the elliptic genera in terms of N=4 irreducible characters, and derive the rate of increase of the multiplicities of half-BPS representations making use of Rademacher expansion. Exponential increase of the multiplicity suggests that we can associate the notion of an entropy to the geometry of hyperKahler manifolds. In the case of symmetric products of K3 surfaces our entropy agrees with the black hole entropy of D5-D1 system.

Tohru Eguchi; Kazuhiro Hikami

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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N=1 SUSY AdS4 vacua in IIB SUGRA on group manifolds  

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We study N=1 compactification of IIB supergravity to AdS4. The internal manifold must have SU(2)-structure. By putting some restrictions on the SU(2) torsion classes, we can perform an exhaustive scan of all possible solutions on group manifolds. We show that sourceless solutions don't exist and that the presence of O5 and O7 orientifolds is mandatory. We also find a new solution and relate it by T-duality to a known type IIA solution with O6 planes.

Solard, Gautier

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Global Geometry of the Slow Manifold in the Lorenz–Krishnamurthy Model  

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The five-equation model introduced by Lorenz and Krishnamurthy is studied. It is shown that the question Of existence of a slow manifold for this model can be addressed by a combination of local and global analysis. Existence of a locally slow ...

Roberto Camassa; Siu-Kei Tin

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforated appendix presenting with severe diarrhea: findings on barium-enema examination  

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Severe diarrhea and marked lower abdominal cramps are unusual manifestations of appendicitis. The authors performed a barium-enema examination (BE) on 9 pediatric patients who were utlimately shown to have a perforated appendix and pelvic abscesses. In 8 cases, the atypical symptoms initially led to an incorrect clinical diagnosis. In all 9, the BE demonstrated extensive inflammatory changes of the rectosigmoid colon, caused by the surrounding pelvic infection. Recognizing this clinical and radiographic association could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Picus, D.; Shackelford, G.D.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CORRELATION OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA WITH THEORY FOR PERFORATED PLATES WITH A TRIANGULAR HOLE ARRAY  

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The design of the S3G and S4G reactor pressure vessel heads led to a study of perforated plates. A correlation of perforated plate theory with experimental data is given. The test results and analysis used for the S3G model tests are presented along with a review of two other experimental programs in which the experimental data were correlated theory. The conclusions reached indicate that the perforated lattice does, in fact, behave as an equivalent plate of reduced stiffness when subjected to transverse loading. The results obtained from the theory are sufficiently accarate for engineering applications for a range of plate sizes which extends from thin plates (radius-to-thickness ratio 7.5 to 1 for Duncan's tube sheets) to thick plates (radius-to-thickness ratio 1.6 to 1 for the reactor model head) with a variation in the number of penetrations ranging from the large number in Duncan's tube sheet tests down to the relatively small number (19 holes) ia the reactor model head (3/8 scale model). (auth)

Deagle, L.

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EXAMPLE OF ASYMPTOTICALLY CHOW UNSTABLE MANIFOLDS WITH CONSTANT SCALAR CURVATURE  

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In [2] Donaldson proved that if a polarized manifold (V, L) has constant scalar curvature Kähler metrics in c1(L) and its automorphism group Aut(V, L) is discrete, (V, L) is asymptotically Chow stable. In this paper, we shall show an example which implies that the above result does not hold in the case when Aut(V, L) is not discrete.

Hajime Ono; et al.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Geometric Interpretation of the ?-{y} Genus on Hyper-Kahler Manifolds  

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The group SL(2) acts on the space of cohomology groups of any hyper-Kahler manifold X. The \\chi_{y} genus of a hyper-Kahler X is shown to have a geometric interpretation as the super trace of an element of SL(2). As a by product one learns that the generalized Casson invariant for a mapping torus is essentially the \\chi_{y} genus.

George Thompson

1999-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Models of Universe with Variable Deceleration Parameter in Lyra's Manifold  

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FRW models of the universe have been studied in the cosmological theory based on Lyra's manifold. A new class of exact solutions has been obtained by considering a time dependent displacement field for variable deceleration parameter from which three models of the universe are derived (i) exponential (ii) polynomial and (iii) sinusoidal form respectively. The behaviour of these models of the universe are also discussed. Finally some possibilities of further problems and their investigations have been pointed out.

A. Pradhan; J. P. Shahi; C. B. Singh

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance characteristics of a perforated shadow band under clear sky conditions  

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A perforated, non-rotating shadow band is described for separating global solar irradiance into its diffuse and direct normal components using a single pyranometer. Whereas shadow bands are normally solid so as to occult the sensor of a pyranometer throughout the day, the proposed band has apertures cut from its circumference to intermittently expose the instrument sensor at preset intervals. Under clear sky conditions the device produces a saw tooth waveform of irradiance data from which it is possible to reconstruct separate global and diffuse curves. The direct normal irradiance may then be calculated giving a complete breakdown of the irradiance curves without need of a second instrument or rotating shadow band. This paper describes the principle of operation of the band and gives a mathematical model of its shading mask based on the results of an optical ray tracing study. An algorithm for processing the data from the perforated band system is described and evaluated. In an extended trial conducted at NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory, the band coupled with a thermally corrected Eppley PSP produced independent curves for diffuse, global and direct normal irradiance with low mean bias errors of 5.6 W/m{sup 2}, 0.3 W/m{sup 2} and -2.6 W/m{sup 2} respectively, relative to collocated reference instruments. Random uncertainties were 9.7 W/m{sup 2} (diffuse), 17.3 W/m{sup 2} (global) and 19.0 W/m{sup 2} (direct). When the data processing algorithm was modified to include the ray trace model of sensor exposure, uncertainties increased only marginally, confirming the effectiveness of the model. Deployment of the perforated band system can potentially increase the accuracy of data from ground stations in predominantly sunny areas where instrumentation is limited to a single pyranometer. (author)

Brooks, Michael J. [School of Mechanical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Perforating collagenosis  

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collagenosis with doxycycline. Acta Derm Venereol 2002; 82:keratolytics, cryotherapy, doxycycline, allopurinol, and

Yancovitz, Molly; Johnson, Hillary; Wang, Nadia; Pomeranz, Miriam K

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First laboratory perforating tests in coal show lower-than-expected penetration  

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Worldwide Coal Bed Methane (CBM) resources are huge, estimated at 3,000 to 9,000 Tcf. The production rate from CBM reservoirs is low, perhaps 50-100 mcf/day. Various completion methods are being evaluated and new technologies are being developed with the aim of increasing production rates. Considering this interest and activity level, little attention has been paid to the CBM completion fundamentals. Perforating is a critical part of this process, especially considering the PRB development migration from single-coal, open-hole completions into multi-zone, cased-hole completions. This paper describes the first known laboratory-testing program to investigate shaped charge penetration in coal targets. We describe mechanical properties of the coals tested, and penetration results for different shaped charges (of different designs), shot at various stress conditions. CT scan and cutaway imaging of the perforation tunnels are also discussed. Tests were conducted under dry and saturated conditions. The preliminary experiments reported here indicate that shaped charge penetration in coal is significantly less than expected, considering the target's density and strength. The authors provide insight into what may be the reasons for these unexpected results and recommend a path forward for shaped charge testing, designs, predictive tools, and how to optimize CBM completions.

Snider, P.M.; Walton, I.C.; Skinner, T.K.; Atwood, D.C.; Grove, B.M.; Graham, C.

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments in Support of Pressure Enhanced Penetration with Shaped Charge Perforators  

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Computational analysis demonstrated that the penetration of a shaped charge could be substantially enhanced by imploding the liner in a high pressure light gas atmosphere. The gas pressure helps confine the jet on the axis of penetration in the latter stages of formation. A light gas, such as helium or hydrogen, is required in order to keep the gas density low enough so as not to inhibit liner collapse. These results have now been confirmed by experiment. Identical 5-foot long guns, each containing 37 perforators at a shot density of 12 SPF, were inserted in two API Section 1 concrete targets, poured on the same day and cured for the same period. One of the guns was fired with interior ambient (0.1 MPa) air pressure and the other with helium at 13.8 MPa (2,000 psia). The average penetration from the 37 perforations with the helium system increased 40.3% over that obtained with the conventional system.

Glenn, L.A.; Chase, J.B.; Barker, J.; Leidel, D.J.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Universal Perturbative Quantum 3-manifold Invariant, Rozansky-Witten Invariants, and the Generalized Casson Invariant  

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Let Z^{LMO} be the 3-manifold invariant of [LMO]. It is shown that Z^{LMO}(M)=1, if the first Betti number of M, b_{1}(M), is greater than 3. If b_{1}(M)=3, then Z^{LMO}(M) is completely determined by the cohomology ring of M. A relation of Z^{LMO} with the Rozansky-Witten invariants Z_{X}^{RW}[M] is established at a physical level of rigour. We show that Z_{X}^{RW}[M] satisfies appropriate connected sum properties suggesting that the generalized Casson invariant ought to be computable from the LMO invariant.

Nathan Habegger; George Thompson

1999-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of gas flow rate on liquid distribution in trickle-beds using perforated plates as liquid distributors  

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Influence of gas flow rate on liquid distribution in trickle- beds using perforated plates devices and a liquid collector were used to study the influence of the gas flow rate on liquid in liquid distribution were evidenced. Indeed, the obtained results show that the influence of gas flow rate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 53, NO. 3, JUNE 2006 1659 Efficiencies of Coated and Perforated Semiconductor  

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be realized for doubled or "sand- wiched" devices. Index Terms--Perforated detector, semiconductor neutron de neutron detection by a variety of re- search groups [1]­[14], all of which have generally used B, Li, Li 66506 USA (e-mail: mc- gregor@ksu.edu). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TNS.2006.872639 enter

Shultis, J. Kenneth

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Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields  

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Penetration models and calculating algorithms are presented, describing the dynamics and fracture of composite armor shields penetrated by high-speed small arms. A shield considered consists of hard (metal or ceramic) facing and multilayered fabric backing. A simple formula is proved for the projectile residual velocity after perforation of a thin facing. A new plastic-flow jet model is proposed for calculating penetration dynamics in the case of a thick facing of ceramic or metal-ceramic FGM materials. By bringing together the developed models into a calculating algorithm, a computer tool is designed enabling simulations of penetration processes in the above-mentioned shields and analysis of optimization problems. Some results of computer simulation are presented. It is revealed in particular that strength proof of pliable backing can be better as compared with more rigid backing. Comparison of calculations and test data shows sufficient applicability of the models and the tool.

Ayzenberg-Stepanenko, Mark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields  

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Penetration models and calculating algorithms are presented, describing the dynamics and fracture of composite armor shields penetrated by high-speed small arms. A shield considered consists of hard (metal or ceramic) facing and multilayered fabric backing. A simple formula is proved for the projectile residual velocity after perforation of a thin facing. A new plastic-flow jet model is proposed for calculating penetration dynamics in the case of a thick facing of ceramic or metal-ceramic FGM materials. By bringing together the developed models into a calculating algorithm, a computer tool is designed enabling simulations of penetration processes in the above-mentioned shields and analysis of optimization problems. Some results of computer simulation are presented. It is revealed in particular that strength proof of pliable backing can be better as compared with more rigid backing. Comparison of calculations and test data shows sufficient applicability of the models and the tool.

Mark Ayzenberg-Stepanenko; Grigory Osharovich

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thickness effects on the plastic collapse of perforated plates with triangular penetration patterns  

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This paper investigates the effects of plate thickness on the accuracy of limit load solutions obtained using an elastic-perfectly plastic [EPP] equivalent solid [EQS] procedure for flat perforated plates with a triangular array of penetrations. The EQS approach for limit loads is based on an EQS collapse surface that is valid for generalized plane strain. This assumption is applicable for very thick plates but is known to be less reasonable for very thin plates where plane stress may be a better assumption. The limits of applicability of the generalized plane strain assumption are investigated by obtaining limit load solutions for perforated plates of various thicknesses that are subjected to in-plane and bending loads. Plastic limit load solutions obtained using three-dimensional EPP finite element analysis [FEA] of models which include each penetration explicitly are compared with solutions obtained using the EQS approximation. The penetration pattern chosen for this study has a ligament efficiency (ligament width-to-pitch ratio, h/P) of 0.32. For plates thicker than the pitch, the limit load calculated using the EQS method for both in-plane and bending loads is shown to be very accurate (within 4%) of the limit load calculated for the explicit model. On the other hand, for thin plates (t/P< 2), the EQS limit load is 5% greater than the explicit limit load for bending and 8% greater than the explicit limit load for in-plane loads. For thinner plates, the collapse surface is tied to the local geometry deformation and, hence, an equivalent solid plate representation of plastic collapse is a function of deformation mode and thickness.

Gordon, J.L.; Jones, D.P.; Holliday, J.E.

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The geometry of Grassmannian manifolds and Bernstein type theorems for higher codimension  

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We identify a region $\\Bbb{W}_{\\f{1}{3}}$ in a Grassmann manifold $\\grs{n}{m}$, not covered by a usual matrix coordinate chart, with the following important property. For a complete $n-$submanifold in $\\ir{n+m} \\, (n\\ge 3, m\\ge2)$ with parallel mean curvature whose image under the Gauss map is contained in a compact subset $K\\subset\\Bbb{W}_{\\f{1}{3}}\\subset\\grs{n}{m}$, we can construct strongly subharmonic functions and derive a priori estimates for the harmonic Gauss map. While we do not know yet how close our region is to being optimal in this respect, it is substantially larger than what could be achieved previously with other methods. Consequently, this enables us to obtain substantially stronger Bernstein type theorems in higher codimension than previously known.

Jost, J; Yang, Ling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold, bus support and coupling arrangement for solid oxide fuel cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Individual, tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are assembled into bundles called a module within a housing, with a plurality of modules arranged end-to-end in a linear, stacked configuration called a string. A common set of piping comprised of a suitable high temperature resistant material (1) provides fuel and air to each module housing, (2) serves as electrically conducting buses, and (3) provides structural support for a string of SOFC modules. Ceramic collars are used to connect fuel and air inlet piping to each of the electrodes in an SOFC module and provide (1) electrical insulation for the current carrying bus bars and gas manifolds, (2) damping for the fuel and air inlet piping, and (3) proper spacing between the fuel and air inlet piping to prevent contact between these tubes and possible damage to the SOFC. 11 figs.

Parry, G.W.

1988-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Green functions and dimensional reduction of quantum fields on product manifolds  

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We discuss Euclidean Green functions on product manifolds P=NxM. We show that if M is compact then the Euclidean field on P can be approximated by its zero mode which is a Euclidean field on N. We estimate the remainder of this approximation. We show that for large distances on N the remainder is small. If P=R^{D-1}xS^{beta}, where S^{beta} is a circle of radius beta, then the result reduces to the well-known approximation of the D dimensional finite temperature quantum field theory to D-1 dimensional one in the high temperature limit. Analytic continuation of Euclidean fields is discussed briefly.

Haba, Z

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advances and Applications of Intrinsic Low Dimensional Manifold Theory Joseph M. Powers, Samuel Paolucci, and Sandeep Singh  

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scales of chemical reaction. Simple and often useful strategies which capture some of the kinetic time systematically reduce chemical kinetic models in such a way that consistency with full model equationsAdvances and Applications of Intrinsic Low Dimensional Manifold Theory Joseph M. Powers, Samuel

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INTRINSIC VARIANCE LOWER BOUND (IVLB): AN EXTENSION OF THE CRAM ER-RAO BOUND TO RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS  

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MANIFOLDS Jo~ao Xavier and Victor Barroso Instituto Superior T´ecnico ­ Instituto de Sistemas e Rob´otica Av Analysis. 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag. [7] S. Gallot, D. Hulin, and J. Lafontaine. Riemannian Geome- try, 2nd

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A collapse surface for a perforated plate with an equilateral triangular array of penetrations  

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This paper describes the development of incipient yield and subsequent collapse surfaces for a plate containing a large number of small circular penetrations arranged in an equilateral triangular array. The collapse surface developed here is appropriate for formulating a generic elastic-plastic flow theory for perforated materials. A unit cell is defined to characterize the mechanical response of an equilateral triangular array of penetrations. An elastic-perfectly plastic [EPP] finite element analysis [FEA] computer program is used to calculate the EPP response of the unit cell. A sufficient number of load cases are solved to define the complete incipient yield and collapse surfaces for the unit cell. A fourth order yield function is defined by squaring the Von Mises quadratic yield function and retaining only those terms that are required for the symmetry dictated by the triangular array. Curve fitting is used to determine the coefficients of the fourth order function to match the incipient yield and collapse data calculated for the unit cell by FEA. The incipient yield function in the plane of the plate incorporating the penetration pattern is shown to be almost rhomboidal in shape while the collapse curve is more elliptical. The fourth order yield function which passes through the incipient yield data possess regions where the surface is concave--a concern when developing a plasticity theory based on the function. Fitting the coefficients of the fourth order function to the collapse data results in a curve which is shown to be always convex thus having all positive outward normal vectors which is a required property for the development of plasticity flow theories.

Gordon, J.L.; Jones, D.P.; Hutula, D.N.; Banas, D.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE THE OPERATION OF EXISTING NATURAL GAS COMPRESSION INFRASTRUCTURE - MANIFOLD DESIGN FOR CONTROLLING ENGINE AIR BALANCE  

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This document provides results and conclusions for Task 15.0--Detailed Analysis of Air Balance & Conceptual Design of Improved Air Manifolds in the ''Technologies to Enhance the Operation of Existing Natural Gas Compression Infrastructure'' project. SwRI{reg_sign} is conducting this project for DOE in conjunction with Pipeline Research Council International, Gas Machinery Research Council, El Paso Pipeline, Cooper Compression, and Southern Star, under DOE contract number DE-FC26-02NT41646. The objective of Task 15.0 was to investigate the perceived imbalance in airflow between power cylinders in two-stroke integral compressor engines and develop solutions via manifold redesign. The overall project objective is to develop and substantiate methods for operating integral engine/compressors in gas pipeline service, which reduce fuel consumption, increase capacity, and enhance mechanical integrity.

Gary D. Bourn; Ford A. Phillips; Ralph E. Harris

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

On trajectories of vortices in the compressible fluid on a two-dimensional manifold  

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For the model of a compressible barotropic fluid on a two dimensional rotating Riemmanian manifold we discuss a special class of smooth solutions having a form of a steady non-singular vortex moving with a bearing field. The model can be obtained from the system of primitive equations governing the motion of air over the Earth surface after averaging over the height and therefore the solution obtained can be interpreted as a tropical cyclone which is known as a long time existing stable vortex. We consider approximations of $l$- plane and $\\beta$ - plane used in geophysics for modeling of middle scale processes and equations on the whole sphere as well. We show that the solutions of the mentioned form satisfy the equations of the model either exactly or with a discrepancy which is small in a neighborhood of the trajectory of the center of vortex. We perform a numeric study of the change of the shape of the vortex affected by the neglecting the discrepancy term.

Rozanova, Olga S; Hu, Chin-Kun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

On trajectories of vortices in the compressible fluid on a two-dimensional manifold  

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For the model of a compressible barotropic fluid on a two dimensional rotating Riemmanian manifold we discuss a special class of smooth solutions having a form of a steady non-singular vortex moving with a bearing field. The model can be obtained from the system of primitive equations governing the motion of air over the Earth surface after averaging over the height and therefore the solution obtained can be interpreted as a tropical cyclone which is known as a long time existing stable vortex. We consider approximations of $l$- plane and $\\beta$ - plane used in geophysics for modeling of middle scale processes and equations on the whole sphere as well. We show that the solutions of the mentioned form satisfy the equations of the model either exactly or with a discrepancy which is small in a neighborhood of the trajectory of the center of vortex. We perform a numeric study of the change of the shape of the vortex affected by the neglecting the discrepancy term.

Olga S. Rozanova; Jui-Ling Yu; Chin-Kun Hu

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A C*-algebra for quantized principal U(1)-connections on globally hyperbolic Lorentzian manifolds  

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The aim of this work is to complete our program on the quantization of connections on arbitrary principal U(1)-bundles over globally hyperbolic Lorentzian manifolds. In particular, we show that one can assign via a covariant functor to any such bundle an algebra of observables which separates gauge equivalence classes of connections. The C*-algebra we construct generalizes the usual CCR-algebras since, contrary to the standard field-theoretic models, it is based on a presymplectic Abelian group instead of a symplectic vector space. We prove a no-go theorem according to which neither this functor, nor any of its quotients, satisfy the strict axioms of general local covariance. Yet, if we fix any principal U(1)-bundle, there exists a suitable category of sub-bundles for which a quotient of our functor yields a quantum field theory in the sense of Haag and Kastler. We shall provide a physical interpretation of this feature and we obtain some new insights concerning electric charges in locally covariant quantum field theory.

Marco Benini; Claudio Dappiaggi; Thomas-Paul Hack; Alexander Schenkel

2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

128

Manifold, bus support and coupling arrangement for solid oxide fuel cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Individual, tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are assembled into bundles called a module within a housing, with a plurality of modules arranged end-to-end in a linear, stacked configuration called a string. A common set of piping comprised of a suitable high temperture resistant material (1) provides fuel and air to each module housing, (2) serves as electrically conducting buses, and (3) provides structural support for a string of SOFC modules. The piping thus forms a manfold for directing fuel and air to each module in a string and makes electrical contact with the module's anode and cathode to conduct the DC power generated by the SOFC. The piping also provides structureal support for each individual module and maintains each string of modules as a structurally integral unit for ensuring high strength in a large 3-dimensional array of SOFC modules. Ceramic collars are used to connect fuel and air inlet piping to each of the electrodes in an SOFC module and provide (1) electrical insulation for the current carrying bus bars and gas manifolds, (2) damping for the fuel and air inlet piping, and (3) proper spacing between the fuel and air inlet piping to prevent contact between these tubes and possible damage to the SOFC.

Parry, Gareth W. (East Windsor, CT)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear PDEs and eigenvalue problems corresponding to ergodic stochastic optimization problems on compact manifolds  

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We consider long term average or `ergodic' optimal control poblems with a special structure: Control is exerted in all directions and the control costs are proportional to the square of the norm of the control field with respect to the metric induced by the noise. The long term stochastic dynamics on the manifold will be completely characterized by the long term density $\\rho$ and the long term current density $J$. As such, control problems may be reformulated as variational problems over $\\rho$ and $J$. We discuss several optimization problems: the problem in which both $\\rho$ and $J$ are varied freely, the problem in which $\\rho$ is fixed and the one in which $J$ is fixed. These problems lead to different kinds of operator problems: linear PDEs in the first two cases and a nonlinear PDE in the latter case. These results are obtained through through variational principle using infinite dimensional Lagrange multipliers. In the case where the initial dynamics are reversible we obtain the result that the optimally controlled diffusion is also symmetrizable. The particular case of constraining the dynamics to be reversible of the optimally controlled process leads to a linear eigenvalue problem for the square root of the density process.

Joris Bierkens; Vladimir Y. Chernyak; Michael Chertkov; Hilbert J. Kappen

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dimensionality estimate of the manifold in chemical composition space for a turbulent premixed H2+air flame  

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The dimensionality (D) of manifolds of active chemical composition space has been measured using three different approaches: the Hausdorff geometrical binning method, Principal Component Analysis, and the Grassberger-Procaccia cumulative distribution method. A series of artificial manifolds is also generated using a Monte Carlo approach to discern the advantages and limitations of the three methods. Dimensionality is quantified for different levels of turbulent intensity in a simulation of the interactions of a 2D premixed hydrogen flame with a localized region of turbulence superimposed over the cold region upstream of the flame front. The simulations are conducted using an adaptive mesh refinement code for low Mach number reacting flows. By treating the N{sub s} species and temperature of the local thermo-chemical state as a point in multi-dimensional chemical composition space, a snapshot of a flame region is mapped into chemical composition space to generate the manifold associated with the 2-D flame system. An increase in D was observed with increasing turbulent intensity for all three methods. Although each method provides useful information, the Grassberger-Procaccia method is subject to fewer artifacts than the other two thereby providing the most reliable quantification of D.

Tonse, Shaheen R.; Brown, Nancy J.

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Invariance properties of boundary sets of open embeddings of manifolds and their application to the abstract boundary  

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The {\\em abstract boundary\\/} (or {\\em {\\em a\\/}-boundary\\/}) of Scott and Szekeres \\cite{Scott94} constitutes a ``boundary'' to any $n$-dimensional, paracompact, connected, Hausdorff, $C^\\infty$-manifold (without a boundary in the usual sense). In general relativity one deals with a {\\em space-% time\\/} $(\\cM,g)$ (a 4-dimensional manifold $\\cM$ with a Lorentzian metric $g$), together with a chosen preferred class of curves in $\\cM$. In this case the {\\em a\\/}-boundary points may represent ``singularities'' or ``points at infinity''. Since the {\\em a\\/}-boundary itself, however, does not depend on the existence of further structure on the manifold such as a Lorentzian metric or connection, it is possible for it to be used in many contexts. In this paper we develop some purely topological properties of abstract boundary sets and abstract boundary points ({\\em a\\/}-boundary points). We prove, amongst other things, that compactness is invariant under boundary set equivalence, and introduce another invariant concept ({\\em isolation\\/}), which encapsulates the notion that a boundary set is ``separated'' from other boundary points of the same embedding. ....... [The abstract continues in paper proper - truncated to fit here.

Christopher J. Fama; Susan M. Scott

1994-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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3D CFD ELECTROCHEMICAL AND HEAT TRANSFER MODEL OF AN INTERNALLY MANIFOLDED SOLID OXIDE ELECTROLYSIS CELL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) electrochemical model has been created to model high-temperature electrolysis cell performance and steam electrolysis in an internally manifolded planar solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) stack. This design is being evaluated at the Idaho National Laboratory for hydrogen production from nuclear power and process heat. Mass, momentum, energy, and species conservation and transport are provided via the core features of the commercial CFD code FLUENT. A solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) model adds the electrochemical reactions and loss mechanisms and computation of the electric field throughout the cell. The FLUENT SOFC user-defined subroutine was modified for this work to allow for operation in the SOEC mode. Model results provide detailed profiles of temperature, operating potential, steam-electrode gas composition, oxygen-electrode gas composition, current density and hydrogen production over a range of stack operating conditions. Single-cell and five-cell results will be presented. Flow distribution through both models is discussed. Flow enters from the bottom, distributes through the inlet plenum, flows across the cells, gathers in the outlet plenum and flows downward making an upside-down ''U'' shaped flow pattern. Flow and concentration variations exist downstream of the inlet holes. Predicted mean outlet hydrogen and steam concentrations vary linearly with current density, as expected. Effects of variations in operating temperature, gas flow rate, oxygen-electrode and steam-electrode current density, and contact resistance from the base case are presented. Contour plots of local electrolyte temperature, current density, and Nernst potential indicate the effects of heat transfer, reaction cooling/heating, and change in local gas composition. Results are discussed for using this design in the electrolysis mode. Discussion of thermal neutral voltage, enthalpy of reaction, hydrogen production, cell thermal efficiency, cell electrical efficiency, and Gibbs free energy are discussed and reported herein.

Grant L. Hawkes; James E. O'Brien; Greg Tao

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A two-point boundary value problem on a Lorentz manifold arising in A. Poltorak's concept of reference frame  

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In A. Poltorak's concept, the reference frame in General Relativity is a certain manifold equipped with a connection. The question under consideration here is whether it is possible to join two events in the space-time by a time-like geodesic if they are joined by a geodesic of the reference frame connection that has a time-like initial vector. This question is interpreted as whether an event belongs to the proper future of another event in the space-time in case it is so in the reference frame. For reference frames of two special types some geometric conditions are found under which the answer is positive.

Yu. E. Gliklikh; P. S. Zykov

2006-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

134

Influence of gas flow rate on liquid distribution in trickle-beds using perforated plates as liquid distributors  

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Two wire mesh tomography devices and a liquid collector were used to study the influence of the gas flow rate on liquid distribution when fluids distribution on top of the reactor is ensured by a perforated plate. In opposition to most of the studies realized by other authors, conditions in which the gas has a negative impact in liquid distribution were evidenced. Indeed, the obtained results show that the influence of gas flow rate depends on the quality of the initial distribution, as the gas forces the liquid to "respect" the distribution imposed at the top of the reactor. Finally, a comparison between the two measuring techniques shows the limitations of the liquid collector and the improper conclusions to which its use could lead.

Llamas, Juan-David; Wild, Gabriel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

A manifold of possible physics-laws in a universe where the planck constant and speed of light parameters vary  

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I assume a universe whereby the speed of light and the planck constant are not constants but instead parameters that vary locally in time-and space. When describing motion, I am able to derive a modified path integral description at the quantum level, which offers a natural extension of quantum mechanics. At the microscopic level, this path integral intuitively describes a physics with many quantum realities thus leading to a novel concept of manifold of physics, which can be looked at as a novel action principle. This paradigm reflects the notion that the observed laws of physics on any given scale are determined by the underlying distribution of the fundamental parameters (i.e Quantum Mechanics is just one point on this manifold), thus leading to many possible physical-law based behaviors. By choosing a Gaussian distribution of the parameters, a quadratic action term appears in the path-integral, which in turns leads to a complex classical action (and by continuation a new description for inertia) at the classical level. In the accompanying manuscript the classical doublet equation of motion is applied to the Newtonian gravitation field, and a MOND-like, dark-energy-like, and pioneer-anomaly-like solutions are derived.

Roee Amit

2008-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple peaks due to EIT and Autler-Townes effect in Lambda-probing of the strongly driven 5P3/2 manifold of cold 85  

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coupling of the hyperfine manifold 5P3/2(F') with the 5S1/2(F=2) ground state of cold 85 Rb atoms in MOT of the polarized light induced transitions between Zeeman substates, involving (F'=2, m') and (F'=3, m') upper) ground state. The probe transmission spectra were registered in the presence of the coupling field

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Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, methods of making same and measuring wand and detector modules utilizing same  

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Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, method of making same and measuring wands and detector modules utilizing same are disclosed. The detectors have improved mechanical structure, flattened angular detector responses, and reduced leakage current. A plurality of such detectors can be assembled into imaging arrays, and can be used for neutron radiography, remote neutron sensing, cold neutron imaging, SNM monitoring, and various other applications.

McGregor, Douglas S. (Riley, KS); Shultis, John K. (Manhattan, KS); Rice, Blake B. (Manhattan, KS); McNeil, Walter J. (Winnfield, KS); Solomon, Clell J. (Wichita, KS); Patterson, Eric L. (Manhattan, KS); Bellinger, Steven L. (Manhattan, KS)

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Bianchi Type-II String Cosmological Models in Normal Gauge for Lyra's Manifold with Constant Deceleration Parameter  

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The present study deals with a spatially homogeneous and anisotropic Bianchi-II cosmological models representing massive strings in normal gauge for Lyra's manifold by applying the variation law for generalized Hubble's parameter that yields a constant value of deceleration parameter. The variation law for Hubble's parameter generates two types of solutions for the average scale factor, one is of power-law type and other is of the exponential form. Using these two forms, Einstein's modified field equations are solved separately that correspond to expanding singular and non-singular models of the universe respectively. The energy-momentum tensor for such string as formulated by Letelier (1983) is used to construct massive string cosmological models for which we assume that the expansion ($\\theta$) in the model is proportional to the component $\\sigma^{1}_{~1}$ of the shear tensor $\\sigma^{j}_{i}$. This condition leads to $A = (BC)^{m}$, where A, B and C are the metric coefficients and m is proportionality constant. Our models are in accelerating phase which is consistent to the recent observations. It has been found that the displacement vector $\\beta$ behaves like cosmological term $\\Lambda$ in the normal gauge treatment and the solutions are consistent with recent observations of SNe Ia. It has been found that massive strings dominate in the decelerating universe whereas strings dominate in the accelerating universe. Some physical and geometric behaviour of these models are also discussed.

Shilpi Agarwal; R. K. Pandey; Anirudh Pradhan

2010-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Homogeneous Einstein Metrics on SU(n) Manifolds, Hoop Conjecture for Black Rings, and Ergoregions in Magnetised Black Hole Spacetimes  

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This Dissertation covers three aspects of General Relativity: inequivalent Einstein metrics on Lie Group Manifolds, proving the Hoop Conjecture for Black Rings, and investigating ergoregions in magnetised black hole spacetimes. A number of analytical and numerical techniques are employed to that end. It is known that every compact simple Lie Group admits a bi-invariant homogeneous Einstein metric. We use two ansatze to probe the existence of additional inequivalent Einstein metrics on the Lie Group SU (n). We provide an explicit construction of 2k + 1 and 2k inequivalent Einstein metrics on SU (2k) and SU (2k + 1) respectively. We prove the Hoop Conjecture for neutral and charged, singly and doubly rotating black rings. This allows one to determine whether a rotating mass distribution has an event horizon, that it is in fact a black ring. We investigate ergoregions in magnetised black hole spacetimes. We show that, in general, rotating charged black holes (Kerr-Newman) immersed in an external magnetic field have ergoregions that extend to infinity near the central axis unless we restrict the charge to q = amB and keep B below a maximal value. Additionally, we show that as B is increased from zero the ergoregion adjacent to the event horizon shrinks, vanishing altogether at a critical value, before reappearing and growing until it is no longer bounded as B becomes greater than the maximal value.

Mujtaba, Abid Hasan

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a coal-fueled Internal Manifold Heat Exchanger (IMHEX reg sign ) molten carbonate fuel cell  

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The design of a CGMCFC electric generation plant that will provide a cost of eletricity (COE) which is lower than that of current electric generation technologies and which is competitive with other long-range electric generating systems is presented. This effort is based upon the Internal Manifold Heat Exchanger (IMHEX) technology as developed by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT). The project was executed by selecting economic and performance objectives for alternative plant arrangements while considering process constraints identified during IMHEX fuel cell development activities at ICT. The four major subsystems of a coal-based MCFC power plant are coal gasification, gas purification, fuel cell power generation and the bottoming cycle. The design and method of operation of each subsystem can be varied, and, depending upon design choices, can have major impact on both the design of other subsystems and the resulting cost of electricity. The challenge of this project was to select, from a range of design parameters, those operating conditions that result in a preferred plant design. Computer modelling was thus used to perform sensitivity analyses of as many system variables as program resources and schedules would permit. In any systems analysis, it is imperative that the evaluation methodology be verifiable and comparable. The TAG Class I develops comparable (if imprecise) data on performance and costs for the alternative cases being studied. It identifies, from a range of options, those which merit more exacting scrutiny to be undertaken at the second level, TAG class II analysis.

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Light field appearance manifolds  

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Statistical shape and texture appearance models are powerful image representations, but previously had been restricted to 2D or 3D shapes with smooth surfaces and lambertian reflectance. In this thesis we present a novel ...

Christoudias, Chris Mario, 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The Coupled Manifold  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method is presented to detect the portion of variability connected between two climatic fields. The method is a realization of the Procrustes problem, and it is a generalization of methods for analysis of variance such as the singular value ...

A. Navarra; J. Tribbia

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a coal-fueled Internal Manifold Heat Exchanger (IMHEX{reg_sign}) molten carbonate fuel cell. Volumes 1--6, Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design of a CGMCFC electric generation plant that will provide a cost of eletricity (COE) which is lower than that of current electric generation technologies and which is competitive with other long-range electric generating systems is presented. This effort is based upon the Internal Manifold Heat Exchanger (IMHEX) technology as developed by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT). The project was executed by selecting economic and performance objectives for alternative plant arrangements while considering process constraints identified during IMHEX fuel cell development activities at ICT. The four major subsystems of a coal-based MCFC power plant are coal gasification, gas purification, fuel cell power generation and the bottoming cycle. The design and method of operation of each subsystem can be varied, and, depending upon design choices, can have major impact on both the design of other subsystems and the resulting cost of electricity. The challenge of this project was to select, from a range of design parameters, those operating conditions that result in a preferred plant design. Computer modelling was thus used to perform sensitivity analyses of as many system variables as program resources and schedules would permit. In any systems analysis, it is imperative that the evaluation methodology be verifiable and comparable. The TAG Class I develops comparable (if imprecise) data on performance and costs for the alternative cases being studied. It identifies, from a range of options, those which merit more exacting scrutiny to be undertaken at the second level, TAG class II analysis.

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1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark Evaluation of Uranium Metal Annuli and Cylinders with Beryllium Reflectors  

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An extensive series of delayed critical experiments were performed at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility using enriched uranium metal during the 1960s and 1970s in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. These experiments were designed to evaluate the storage, casting, and handling limits of the Y-12 Plant and to provide data for the verification of cross sections and calculation methods utilized in nuclear criticality safety applications. Many of these experiments have already been evaluated and included in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook: unreflected (HEU-MET-FAST-051), graphite-reflected (HEU-MET-FAST-071), and polyethylene-reflected (HEU-MET-FAST-076). Three of the experiments consisted of highly-enriched uranium (HEU, ~93.2% 235U) metal parts reflected by beryllium metal discs. The first evaluated experiment was constructed from a stack of 7-in.-diameter, 4-1/8-in.-high stack of HEU discs top-reflected by a 7-in.-diameter, 5-9/16-in.-high stack of beryllium discs. The other two experiments were formed from stacks of concentric HEU metal annular rings surrounding a 7-in.diameter beryllium core. The nominal outer diameters were 13 and 15 in. with a nominal stack height of 5 and 4 in., respectively. These experiments have been evaluated for inclusion in the ICSBEP Handbook.

John D. Bess

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Riemannian Manifold Hamiltonian Monte Carlo  

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Girolami,M. Calderhead,B. Chin,S. DCS Technical Report Series pp 35 Dept of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Girolami, M.

146

EQUALITY CONSTRAINTS, RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS AND ...  

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Jul 27, 2007 ... Also, the augmented Lagrangian pattern search algorithm in ..... where f,j is the partial derivative of f(y) in terms of xj, which is exactly (2.12). The ...... such a y and

147

Parabolic flows on complex manifolds  

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Chapter 2 Convergence of the parabolic complex Monge-Amp`ere65] Streets, J. , Tian, G. A parabolic flow of pluriclosedGill, M. Convergence of the parabolic complex Monge-Amp` ere

Gill, Matthew Franklin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Perforating System for Geothermal Applications Geothermal Project...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

EGS Research, Development and Demonstration technical plan, this project will focus on developing technologies required for engineering wells to enable stimulation and ensuring...

149

Manifold learning visualization of network traffic data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When traffic anomalies or intrusion attempts occur on the network, we expect that the distribution of network traffic will change. Monitoring the network for changes over time, across space (at various routers in the network), over source and destination ... Keywords: data mining, internet traffic anomaly detection & forensics

Neal Patwari; Alfred O. Hero, III; Adam Pacholski

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

DIRECT SEARCH ALGORITHMS OVER RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS ...  

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... method for function mini- mization over Rn. (See [18] for a detailed treatment of the algorithm). At each iteration,. ?LA-UR-06-7416. †email: dreisigm@lanl.gov.

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DIRECT SEARCH METHODS OVER LIPSCHITZ MANIFOLDS 1 ...  

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Specifically, gradient and. Hessian information about E(x) was required. Here we will relax these requirements. ?LA-UR-07-1073. †email: dreisigm@lanl.gov. 1 ...

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Identifying Active Manifolds in Regularization Problems  

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Secondary : 52A30,. 52A41, 90C53. W. L. Hare. Dept. of Math, Stats, & Physics, UBC O, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada e-mail: war- ren.hare@ubc.ca. 1 ...

153

Dark energy and 3-manifold topology  

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We show that the differential-geometric description of matter by differential structures of spacetime leads to a unifying model of the three types of energy in the cosmos: matter, dark matter and dark energy. Using this model we are able to calculate the ratio of dark energy to the total energy of the cosmos.

Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga; Helge Rose

2007-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

154

The Lorenz–Krishnamurthy Slow Manifold  

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The authors scale the five-mode model introduced by Lorenz and Krishnamurthy and show how explicit solutions may be obtained in the limit of small Rossby number by using the method of multiple scales. They thus obtain a characterization of the “...

A. C. Fowler; G. Kember

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manifold free multiple sheet superplastic forming  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Fluid-forming compositions in a container attached to enclosed adjacent sheets are heated to relatively high temperatures to generate fluids (gases) that effect inflation of the sheets. Fluid rates to the enclosed space between the sheets can be regulated by the canal from the container. Inflated articles can be produced by a continuous, rather than batch-type, process.

Elmer, John W. (Danville, CA); Bridges, Robert L. (Knoxville, TN)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Anti-self-dual fields and manifolds  

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Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (dKP), SU(?) Toda, Korteweg-de Vries, non-linear Schro¨dinger and Toda field equation as well as Painleve´’s and Nahm’s equations and many others, for an overview see [7] and references there–in. In fact Ward conjectures [8] that many... and ASD two–forms up to scale. On the Lie algebra level, we have an induced isomorphism of so(4,C) ?= sl(2,C)? sl(2,C) which leads to a splitting of the Levi–Civita connection ?. Taking Car- tan’s first structural equation3 deAA? = ?AA?BB? ? eBB ? (2.18) 3...

Högner, Moritz

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

157

Estimating manifold dimension by inversion error  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Video and image datasets can often be described by a small number of parameters, even though each image usually consists of hundreds or thousands of pixels. This observation is often exploited in computer vision and pattern recognition by the application ...

Shawn Martin; Alex Bäcker

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Performance Test of Perforation Anode with Eliminating Gas in ...  

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The results of test show that the voltage of common flat-bottomed cell reduces from ... Jet Induced Boosted Suction System for Roof-Vent Emission Control: New  ...

159

Numerical Simulation on Coupled Multi-field of the Perforated ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cryoscopic Data for Hall-Héroult Bath Containing Magnesium Fluoride, Calcium Fluoride, Potassium Cryolite, and Sodium Chloride · Current Distribution and ...

160

Industry Test of Perforation Anode In Aluminium Electrolysis ...  

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... Heat Exchanger Solution for Aluminium Off-Gas Cooling and Heat Recovery ... The Effect of Calcium Fluoride on Alumina Solubility in Low Temperature ...

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161

Embedding new data points for manifold learning via coordinate ...  

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Aug 26, 2008 ... hidden in the high-dimensional data set. The utility of ... low-dimensional embedding coordinates of one data set are also given. For example in ...

162

Martingale transforms and their projection operators on manifolds  

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We prove the boundedness on $L^p$, $1transformations of stochastic integrals. These operators include various classical operators such as second order Riesz transforms and operators of Laplace transform-type.

Bañuelos, Rodrigo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Relativistic diffusion with friction on a pseudoriemannian manifold  

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We study a relativistic diffusion equation on the Riemannian phase space defined by Franchi and Le Jan. We discuss stochastic Ito (Langevin) differential equations (defining the diffusion) as a perturbation by noise of the geodesic equation. We show that the expectation value of the angular momentum and the energy grow exponentially fast. We discuss drifts leading to an equilibrium. It is shown that the diffusion process corresponding to the Juettner or quantum equilibrium distributions has a bounded expectation value of angular momentum and energy. The energy and the angular momentum tend exponentially fast to their equilibrium values. As examples we discuss a particle in a plane fronted gravitational wave and a particle in de Sitter universe. It is shown that the relativistic diffusion of momentum in de Sitter space is the same as the relativistic diffusion on the Minkowski mass-shell with the temperature proportional to the de Sitter radius.

Z. Haba

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

164

Relativistic diffusion with friction on a pseudoriemannian manifold  

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We study a relativistic diffusion equation on the Riemannian phase space defined by Franchi and Le Jan. We discuss stochastic Ito (Langevin) differential equations (defining the diffusion) as a perturbation by noise of the geodesic equation. We show that the expectation value of the angular momentum and the energy grow exponentially fast. We discuss drifts leading to an equilibrium. It is shown that the diffusion process corresponding to the Juettner or quantum equilibrium distributions has a bounded expectation value of angular momentum and energy. The energy and the angular momentum tend exponentially fast to their equilibrium values. As examples we discuss a particle in a plane fronted gravitational wave and a particle in de Sitter universe. It is shown that the relativistic diffusion of momentum in de Sitter space is the same as the relativistic diffusion on the Minkowski mass-shell with the temperature proportional to the de Sitter radius.

Haba, Z

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Credit scoring for SME using a manifold supervised learning algorithm  

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We propose a credit scoring algorithm based on the supervised ISOMAP to rate SME. By projecting the companies balance sheet data into a one dimensional component we obtain a smoother distribution of ratings while increasing the discriminatory capability ... Keywords: credit risk, credit scoring, isomap, supervised learning

Armando Vieira; Bernardete Ribeiro; Ning Chen

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Manifold Identification in Dual Averaging for Regularized Stochastic ...  

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... random variables ?j for all j ? N independently from the space ?, where N is an index set of finite cardinality, and solve a .... constant ?), the SGD method exhibits O(1/t) convergence rate in the quantity (4) for strongly ...... Hence, we can base.

167

Four-Dimensional, Data Assimilation and the Slow Manifold  

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Four-dimensional data assimilation is the analysis technique that has been devised to cope with the large quantities of asynoptic data received from the new remote observing systems. In this analysis method, an atmospheric simulation model is ...

Roger Daley; Kamal Puri

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

The Borel conjecture for manifolds with virtually solvable fundamental groups.  

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The article has been withdrawn by the author. Wolfgang Lueck and Peter Linnell pointed out that the proof of Lemma 3.8 does not apply to the unrestricted case of wreath product. It is not clear at this stage how to complete the proof of Theorem 3.1 using the present version of Lemma 3.8. The valid results originating from this article will be added in a later paper.

S. K. Roushon

169

Statistical Computing on Manifolds: From Riemannian Geometry to Computational Anatomy  

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Computational anatomy is an emerging discipline that aims at analyzing and modeling the individual anatomy of organs and their biological variability across a population. The goal is not only to model the normal variations among a population, but also ...

Xavier Pennec

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Proximal point method on Finslerian manifolds and the ”Effort ...  

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Exploitation includes such things as refinement, choice, production, efficiency, selection, implementation, execution”. The problem is that exploration (search).

171

Probability and Geometry on some Noncommutative Manifolds by  

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Abstract: In a noncommutative torus, effect of perturbation by inner derivation on the associated quantum stochastic process and geometric parameters like volume and scalar curvature have been studied. Cohomological calculations show that the above perturbation produces new spectral triples. Also for the Weyl C ?-algebra, the Laplacian associated with a natural stochastic process is obtained and associated volume form is calculated.

Partha Sarathi Chakraborty; Debashish Goswami; Kalyan B. Sinha

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Real-Time Gas Sampling Manifold - Available Technologies ...  

Computers & Electronics; Enabled by the Office of Science. Security & Privacy | Contact PNNL. Last Update: February 2012 | Pacific Northwest ...

173

Multiply glazed window and door assemblies with screened breathing passages  

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This patent describes a multiply glazed, vented window or door assembly comprising: spaced apart glass panes sealably secured perimetrally in parallel side sash members and parallel upper and lower sash members. At least one of the sash members has in its outer surface, a linear groove perimetrally aligned with the space between the panes and further having a breathing port extending from the marginal wall of the groove through to the space between the panes; an elongate flat plate having fine perforations and parallel end flanges projecting generally perpendicularly therefrom, fitting into and sealing off the groove at spaced distances from the port to provide an air circulation manifold under the plate. The plate is sufficiently long to have sufficient perforations to provide a cross-sectional area which correlates with the cross-sectional area of the port; and means for securing the plate in place.

Chludil, S.T.

1987-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

174

A Study on the Analysis of the Formation of High Water Saturation zones around Well perforations.  

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??The water produced with oil as a result of water coning is a serious problem as it decreases well productivity and increases the cost of… (more)

Alrumah, Muhammad

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Using Code Perforation to Improve Performance, Reduce Energy Consumption, and Respond to Failures  

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Many modern computations (such as video and audio encoders, Monte Carlo simulations, and machine learning algorithms) are designed to trade off accuracy in return for increased performance. To date, such computations ...

Agarwal, Anant

2009-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

176

Modeling of Microwave Ovens with Perforated Metal Walls Erin M. Kiley and Vadim V. Yakovlev  

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engineers developing new microwaveable products. This can be explained by the particularly complex nature, modeling. I. INTRODUCTION While historically, technological progress in microwave power engineering has microwave ovens - the most widespread microwave heating devices - have not yet been notably adopted by food

Yakovlev, Vadim

177

Modeling Gas Phase RDX Combustion with Intrinsic Low Dimensional Manifolds 1 Sandeep Singh2  

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, "Automatically Simplified Chemical Kinetics and Molec- ular Transport and Its Applications in Premixed and Non systematically reduce chemical kinetic models in such a way that consistency with full model equations is 1, "Using CSP to Understand Complex Chemical Kinetics," Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 89, pp. 375

178

Classification of Potential Nuclei in Prostate Histology Images using Shape Manifold Learning  

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Muhammad Arif1 , Nasir Rajpoot2 1 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan 2 Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK Email and other diseases based on nuclear morphometry is the delineation of nuclei in the images of stained tissue

Rajpoot, Nasir

179

The Web of D-branes at Singularities in Compact Calabi-Yau Manifolds  

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We present novel continuous supersymmetric transitions which take place among different chiral configurations of D3/D7 branes at singularities in the context of type IIB Calabi-Yau compactifications. We find that distinct local models which admit a consistent global embedding can actually be connected to each other along flat directions by means of transitions of bulk-to-flavour branes. This has interesting interpretations in terms of brane recombination/splitting and brane/anti-brane creation/annihilation. These transitions give rise to a large web of quiver gauge theories parametrised by splitting/recombination modes of bulk branes which are not present in the non-compact case. We illustrate our results in concrete global embeddings of chiral models at a dP_0 singularity.

Michele Cicoli; Sven Krippendorf; Christoph Mayrhofer; Fernando Quevedo; Roberto Valandro

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

180

Applications of spline manifolds to problems in modeling, rendering, and analysis.  

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??While boundary representations, such as nonuniform rational B-spline (NURBS) surfaces,have traditionally well served the needs of the modeling community, they have not seen widespreadadoption among… (more)

Martin, William Michael

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

The manifold and intention curriculum model: a way to create and evaluate curriculum.  

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??Using a version of Elliot Eisner's connoisseurship, this paper examines the current Manitoba Framework document for high school mathematics, finds it wanting, and proposes a… (more)

Long, David A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Intersection Pairings on Spaces of Connections and Chern-Simons Theory on Seifert Manifolds  

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Let M be a U(1) bundle over a smooth Riemann surface. I show that for Chern-Simons theory on M, with structure group G, the path integral is an integral over the space of G-connections on the Riemann surface involving characteristic classes as well as a certain 4-dimensional class that comes from a universal bundle. When M is the product of a Riemann surface with a circle the 4-dimensional class does not enter and the path integral takes the form of a Riemann-Roch formula albeit in infinite dimensions. The discussion is generalised to include Wilson lines along the fibre direction in M.

George Thompson

2010-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

183

Conceptual design letter report for project W-454, AW jumper manifold upgrade  

SciTech Connect

This Conceptual Design Letter Report provides details on the activities required to be performed for this project and also provides cost estimates and schedules for those activities.

Mattichak, R.W., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

184

Fusion products, cohomology of GL(N) flag manifolds and Kostka polynomials  

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This paper explains the relation between the fusion product of symmetric power sl(n) evaluation modules, as defined by Feigin and Loktev, and the graded coordinate ring R(mu), which describes the cohomology ring of the flag variety Fl(mu) of GL(N). The graded multiplicity spaces appearing in the decomposition of the fusion product into irreducible sl(n)-modules are identified with the multiplicity spaces of the Specht modules in R(mu). This proves that the Kostka polynomial gives the character of the fusion product in this case. In the case of the product of fundamental evaluation modules, we give the precise correspondence with the reduced wedge product, and thus the usual wedge space construction of irreducible level-1 ^sl(n)-modules in the limit N->infty. The multiplicity spaces are W(sl(n))-algebra modules in this limit.

Rinat Kedem

2003-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

185

A proof of Price's Law on Schwarzschild black hole manifolds for all angular momenta  

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Price's Law states that linear perturbations of a Schwarzschild black hole fall off as $t^{-2\\ell-3}$ for $t \\to \\infty$ provided the initial data decay sufficiently fast at spatial infinity. Moreover, if the perturbations are initially static (i.e., their time derivative is zero), then the decay is predicted to be $t^{-2\\ell-4}$. We give a proof of $t^{-2\\ell-2}$ decay for general data in the form of weighted $L^1$ to $L^\\infty$ bounds for solutions of the Regge--Wheeler equation. For initially static perturbations we obtain $t^{-2\\ell-3}$. The proof is based on an integral representation of the solution which follows from self--adjoint spectral theory. We apply two different perturbative arguments in order to construct the corresponding spectral measure and the decay bounds are obtained by appropriate oscillatory integral estimates.

Roland Donninger; Wilhelm Schlag; Avy Soffer

2009-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

186

Salinity driven oceanographic upwelling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The salinity driven oceanographic upwelling is maintained in a mariculture device that includes a long main duct in the general shape of a cylinder having perforated cover plates at each end. The mariculture device is suspended vertically in the ocean such that one end of the main duct is in surface water and the other end in relatively deep water that is cold, nutrient rich and relatively fresh in comparison to the surface water which is relatively warm, relatively nutrient deficient and relatively saline. A plurality of elongated flow segregating tubes are disposed in the main duct and extend from the upper cover plate beyond the lower cover plate into a lower manifold plate. The lower manifold plate is spaced from the lower cover plate to define a deep water fluid flow path to the interior space of the main duct. Spacer tubes extend from the upper cover plate and communicate with the interior space of the main duct. The spacer tubes are received in an upper manifold plate spaced from the upper cover plate to define a surface water fluid flow path into the flow segregating tubes. A surface water-deep water counterflow is thus established with deep water flowing upwardly through the main duct interior for discharge beyond the upper manifold plate while surface water flows downwardly through the flow segregating tubes for discharge below the lower manifold plate. During such counterflow heat is transferred from the downflowing warm water to the upflowing cold water. The flow is maintained by the difference in density between the deep water and the surface water due to their differences in salinity. The upwelling of nutrient rich deep water is used for marifarming by fertilizing the nutrient deficient surface water.

Johnson, David H. (Lakewood, CO)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Salinity driven oceanographic upwelling  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The salinity driven oceanographic upwelling is maintained in a mariculture device that includes a long main duct in the general shape of a cylinder having perforated cover plates at each end. The mariculture device is suspended vertically in the ocean such that one end of the main duct is in surface water and the other end in relatively deep water that is cold, nutrient rich and relatively fresh in comparison to the surface water which is relatively warm, relatively nutrient deficient and relatively saline. A plurality of elongated flow segregating tubes are disposed in the main duct and extend from the upper cover plate beyond the lower cover plate into a lower manifold plate. The lower manifold plate is spaced from the lower cover plate to define a deep water fluid flow path to the interior space of the main duct. Spacer tubes extend from the upper cover plate and communicate with the interior space of the main duct. The spacer tubes are received in an upper manifold plate spaced from the upper cover plate to define a surface water fluid flow path into the flow segregating tubes. A surface water-deep water counterflow is thus established with deep water flowing upwardly through the main duct interior for discharge beyond the upper manifold plate while surface water flows downwardly through the flow segregating tubes for discharge below the lower manifold plate. During such counterflow heat is transferred from the downflowing warm water to the upflowing cold water. The flow is maintained by the difference in density between the deep water and the surface water due to their differences in salinity. The upwelling of nutrient rich deep water is used for marifarming by fertilizing the nutrient deficient surface water. 1 fig.

Johnson, D.H.

1984-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

188

An hourly-based performance comparison of an integrated micro-structural perforated shading screen with standard shading systems  

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during summer and solar heating gains during the winter. Theconsider heating by increasing solar gains, cooling byand cooling loads. Heating loads excluded solar gains and

Appelfeld, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

An hourly-based performance comparison of an integrated micro-structural perforated shading screen with standard shading systems  

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protection with sun-shading systems, Solar Energy 69 (Suppl.total solar energy transmittance of the CFSs with sun pathbecause the sun altitude is also higher. The solar gains can

Appelfeld, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

An hourly-based performance comparison of an integrated micro-structural perforated shading screen with standard shading systems  

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complex fenestration systems, Solar Energy, submitted foron prismatic glazing, Solar Energy 74 (2003) 157–173. [13]of glazings and windows, Solar Energy 69 (Suppl. 1–6) (2000)

Appelfeld, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

An hourly-based performance comparison of an integrated micro-structural perforated shading screen with standard shading systems  

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quick dynamic light and solar radiation simulation over ain summer when direct solar radiation is most intense and

Appelfeld, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

The MicroChannel Image Intensifier It is a glass wafer, perforated by millions of electron-multiplying  

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to the intensification of visible images. When it is coupled with suitable electri- cal and optical systems, it can devices that also invert an image. The microchannel plate can replace a complex optical system FLUORESCENT SCREEN MICROCHANNEL PLATE ELECTRON PATH FOCUSING ELECTRODE> FLUORESCENT SCREEN FIBER-OPTIC SCREEN

California at Berkeley, University of

193

An hourly-based performance comparison of an integrated micro-structural perforated shading screen with standard shading systems  

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for complex facades within the ESP-r building simulationtested office were calculated in ESP-r, which allows use bi-on the location. The ESP-r model for using bi-directional

Appelfeld, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Dimensionality estimate of the manifold in chemical composition space for a turbulent premixed H2+air flame  

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W. H. ; Barton, P. I. Combust Flame 2002, 128, 270–291. [8]Maas, U. ; Pope, S. B. Combust Flame 1992, 88, 239–264. [11]B. ; Pope, S. B. Combust Flame 1998, 112, 85–112. [18] Bray,

Tonse, Shaheen R.; Brown, Nancy J.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Photochemistry in a dense manifold of electronic states: Photodissociation of CH{sub 2}ClBr  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report electronically nonadiabatic dynamics calculations including spin-orbit coupling for the photodissociation of CH{sub 2}ClBr to yield Cl({sup 2}P{sub 3/2}), Cl({sup 2}P{sub 1/2}), Br({sup 2}P{sub 3/2}), and Br({sup 2}P{sub 1/2}). The potential energy is a 24 Multiplication-Sign 24 matrix (divided up here into four 6 Multiplication-Sign 6 blocks in a first approximation to the problem), in a spin-coupled fully diabatic representation obtained by combining the spin-free fourfold way with single-center spin-orbit coupling constants. The spin-free calculations are carried out by multiconfiguration quasidegenerate perturbation theory, and the fully diabatic potentials including spin-orbit coupling are fit to a matrix reactive force field. The dynamics are carried out by the coherent switches with decay of mixing method in the diabatic representation. The results show qualitative agreement with experiment.

Valero, Rosendo [Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal); Truhlar, Donald G. [Department of Chemistry and Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0431 (United States)

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

196

Use of Cloud Model Microphysics for Passive Microwave-Based Precipitation Retrieval: Significance of Consistency between Model and Measurement Manifolds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation estimation from passive microwave radiometry based on physically based profile retrieval algorithms must be aided by a microphysical generator providing structure information on the lower portions of the cloud, consistent with the ...

Giulia Panegrossi; Stefano Dietrich; Frank S. Marzano; Alberto Mugnai; Eric A. Smith; Xuwu Xiang; Gregory J. Tripoli; Pao K. Wang; J. P. V. Poiares Baptista

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

The Angular Momentum Budget of the Transformed Eulerian Mean Equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The axial angular momentum (AAM) budget of zonal atmospheric annuli extending from the surface to a given height and over meridional belts is discussed within the framework of conventional and transformed Eulerian mean (TEM) theory. ...

Joseph Egger; Klaus-Peter Hoinka

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

The prediction of low quality boiling voids  

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Slug flow theory is used to predict the density in heated channels of various shapes. In order to make this calculation possible, measurements are made of the bubble rise velocity in annuli, tube bundles, and channels. It ...

Griffith, P.

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Matrix heat exchanger including a liquid, thermal couplant  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tube-to-tube heat exchanger is disclosed with a thermally conductive matrix between and around the tubes to define annuli between the tubes and matrix. The annuli are filled to a level with a molten metal or alloy to provide a conductive heat transfer path from one tube through the matrix to the second tube. A matrix heat exchanger of this type is particularly useful for heat transfer between fluids which would react should one leak into the second.

Fewell, Thomas E. (Chattanooga, TN); Ward, Charles T. (Chattanooga, TN)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

On the gravitational Chern-Simons action as entropy functional for three-manifolds, and the demystification of the Ho?ava-Lifshitz gravity  

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We determine the more general geometrical flow in the space of metrics corresponding to the steepest descent for the three-dimensional gravitational Chern-Simons action, extending the results previously considered in Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 165019, and reveling another trouble with the four dimensional Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity introduced in Phys. Rev. D 79, 084008 (2009), and JHEP 0903, 020 (2009), which attempts to be a candidate for an UV completion of Einstein general relativity.

R. Cartas-Fuentevilla

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Functions For Wave Propagation on a 5D manifold and the Associated Gauge Fields Generated by a Uniformly Moving Point Source  

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Gauge fields associated with the manifestly covariant dynamics of particles in (3,1) spacetime are five-dimensional. We provide solutions of the classical 5D gauge field equations in both (4,1) and (3,2) flat spacetime metrics for the simple example of a uniformly moving point source. Green functions for the 5D field equations are obtained, which are consistent with the solutions for uniform motion obtained directly from the field equations with free asymptotic conditions.

I. Aharonovich; L. P. Horwitz

2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

202

Hypersurfaces of prescribed mean . . .  

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We give a new existence proof for closed hypersurfaces of prescribed mean curvature in Lorentzian manifolds.

Claus Gerhardt

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

The Hartman-Grobman theorem for Carathéodory-type differential equations in Banach spaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: Carathéodory-type equations, Hartman-Grobman theorem, integral manifolds, measurable time dependence, topological equivalence

Bernd Aulbach; Thomas Wanner

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Scalable microreactors and methods for using same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a scalable microreactor comprising a multilayered reaction block having alternating reaction plates and heat exchanger plates that have a plurality of microchannels; a multilaminated reactor input manifold, a collecting reactor output manifold, a heat exchange input manifold and a heat exchange output manifold. The present invention also provides methods of using the microreactor for multiphase chemical reactions.

Lawal, Adeniyi (Livingston, NJ); Qian, Dongying (Millburn, NJ)

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

205

3672 Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 146 (10) 3672-3678 (1999) S0013-4651(98)11-007-8 CCC: $7.00 The Electrochemical Society, Inc.  

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in CANDU reactors. Zr alloys corrode in the heavy water that is con- tained by the pressure tubes and pickup. As a result, the Zircaloy-2 pressure tubes in CANDU reac- tors have been replaced with Zr-2.5% Nb of the tubes in CANDU reactors.2 All the high-D-content tubes had nitro- gen gas in the annuli that resulted

206

High-Temperature Superconducting Magnets for NMR and MRI: R&D Activities at the MIT Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory  

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This paper describes the NMR/MRI magnets that are currently being developed at the MIT Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory: 1) a 1.3 GHz NMR magnet; 2) a compact NMR magnet assembled from YBCO annuli; and 3) a persistent-mode, ...

Iwasa, Yukikazu

207

Power module assemblies with staggered coolant channels  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A manifold is provided for supporting a power module assembly with a plurality of power modules. The manifold includes a first manifold section. The first face of the first manifold section is configured to receive the first power module, and the second face of the first manifold section defines a first cavity with a first baseplate thermally coupled to the first power module. The first face of the second manifold section is configured to receive the second power module, and the second face of the second manifold section defines a second cavity with a second baseplate thermally coupled to the second power module. The second face of the first manifold section and the second face of the second manifold section are coupled together such that the first cavity and the second cavity form a coolant channel. The first cavity is at least partially staggered with respect to second cavity.

Herron, Nicholas Hayden; Mann, Brooks S; Korich, Mark D

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

208

OFFICE OF LAW  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... modification techniques, and relevant analytical techniques. ... of the type-testing laboratories and ... continue to meet the perfor- mance requirements. ...

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

THE FATE AND SPECIATION OF ARSENIC IN SOILS AND POULTRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  

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compost). In this location, a perforated drain pipe should be placed at the bottom of this replaced fill

Sparks, Donald L.

210

News Briefs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Nonetheless, building heating, ventilating, and air- conditioning equipment routinely fails to satisfy perfor- mance expectations envisioned at design ...

2001-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

211

Transpired Solar Collector - Energy Innovation Portal  

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell; Hydropower, Wave and Tidal; Industrial Technologies; Solar Photovoltaic; Solar Thermal; ... including laser perforating or hot ...

212

Infinite dimensional quantum information geometry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the construction of an infinite dimensional Banach manifold of quantum mechanical states on a Hilbert space H using different types of small perturbations of a given Hamiltonian H 0 . We provide the manifold with a flat connection

Matheus R. Grasselli

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Two-dimensional Ricci flow as a stochastic process  

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We prove that, for a two-dimensional Riemannian manifold, the Ricci flow is obtained by a Wiener process.

Marco Frasca

2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

214

Atomizing nozzle and process  

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High pressure atomizing nozzle includes a high pressure gas manifold having a divergent expansion chamber between a gas inlet and arcuate manifold segment to minimize standing shock wave patterns in the manifold and thereby improve filling of the manifold with high pressure gas for improved melt atomization. The atomizing nozzle is especially useful in atomizing rare earth-transition metal alloys to form fine powder particles wherein a majority of the powder particles exhibit particle sizes having near-optimum magnetic properties.

Anderson, I.E.; Figliola, R.S.; Molnar, H.M.

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

215

Self-defrosting recuperative air-to-air heat exchanger  

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A heat exchanger includes a stationary spirally or concentrically wound heat exchanger core with rotating baffles on upper and lower ends thereof. The rotating baffles include rotating inlets and outlets which are in communication with respective fixed inlets and outlets via annuli. The rotation of the baffles causes a concurrent rotation of the temperature distribution within the stationary exchanger core, thereby preventing frost build-up in some applications and preventing the formation of hot spots in other applications.

Drake, Richard L. (Delmar, NY)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Measurement of Hydrogen Purge Rates in Parabolic Trough Receiver Tubes: Preprint  

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The purpose of this research is to investigate and develop methods to remove hydrogen centrally from commercial parabolic trough power plants. A mathematical model was developed that tracks the generation and transport of hydrogen within an operating plant. Modeling results predicted the steady-state partial pressure of hydrogen within the receiver annuli to be ~1 torr. This result agrees with measured values for the hydrogen partial pressure. The model also predicted the rate at which hydrogen must be actively removed from the expansion tank to reduce the partial pressure of hydrogen within the receiver annuli to less than 0.001 torr. Based on these results, mitigation strategies implemented at operating parabolic trough power plants can reduce hydrogen partial pressure to acceptable levels. Transient modeling predicted the time required to reduce the hydrogen partial pressures within receiver annuli to acceptable levels. The times were estimated as a function of bellows temperature, getter quantity, and getter temperature. This work also includes an experimental effort that will determine the time required to purge hydrogen from a receiver annulus with no getter.

Glatzmaier, G. C.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Steam deflector assembly for a steam injected gas turbine engine  

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A steam injected gas turbine engine is described having a combustor, a casing for the combustor and an annular manifold comprising a part of the casing, the annular manifold having an exterior port formed therein and a plurality of holes formed in the manifold leading to the interior of the combustor, the improvement comprising a steam carrying line connected to the port and a steam deflector means for protecting the casing from direct impingement by the steam from the steam line and for distributing the steam about the annular manifold, the steam deflector means being mounted adjacent the port and within the manifold.

Holt, G.A. III.

1993-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

218

A Kähler Structure on Cartan Spaces  

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In this paper, we define a new metric on Cartan manifolds and obtain a K\\"ahler structure on their cotangent bundles. We prove that on a Cartan manifold M of negative constant flag curvature, (T* M_0, G, J) has a K\\"aahlerian structure. For Cartan manifolds of positive constant flag curvature, we show that the tube around the zero section has a K\\"aahlerian structure. Finally by computing the Levi-Civita connection and components of curvature related to this metric, we show that there is no non- Riemannian Cartan structure such that (T* M_0, G, J) became a Einstein manifold or locally symmetric manifold.

E. Peyghan; A. Tayebi

2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

219

Microchannel heat sink assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a microchannel heat sink with a thermal range from cryogenic temperatures to several hundred degrees centigrade. The heat sink can be used with a variety of fluids, such as cryogenic or corrosive fluids, and can be operated at a high pressure. The heat sink comprises a microchannel layer preferably formed of silicon, and a manifold layer preferably formed of glass. The manifold layer comprises an inlet groove and outlet groove which define an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold. The inlet manifold delivers coolant to the inlet section of the microchannels, and the outlet manifold receives coolant from the outlet section of the microchannels. In one embodiment, the manifold layer comprises an inlet hole extending through the manifold layer to the inlet manifold, and an outlet hole extending through the manifold layer to the outlet manifold. Coolant is supplied to the heat sink through a conduit assembly connected to the heat sink. A resilient seal, such as a gasket or an O-ring, is disposed between the conduit and the hole in the heat sink in order to provide a watertight seal. In other embodiments, the conduit assembly may comprise a metal tube which is connected to the heat sink by a soft solder. In still other embodiments, the heat sink may comprise inlet and outlet nipples. The present invention has application in supercomputers, integrated circuits and other electronic devices, and is suitable for cooling materials to superconducting temperatures. 13 figs.

Bonde, W.L.; Contolini, R.J.

1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

220

Slide 1  

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* Cased and cemented through coal zone * Perforated target coal seam * Performed various well stimulation activities Well Testing and Stimulation Activities * Stimulation...

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221

Explosively actuated well tool having improved disarmed configuration  

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There is disclosed a single wire multiple shot selective fire perforating gun for piercing oil field tubular goods, typically during the process of completing an oil or gas well. A switch in the gun electrically isolates an associated blasting cap and short circuits the terminals thereof until the associated blasting cap and perforating element are armed. A plurality of blasting cap-perforating element assemblages are vertically disposed on the tool with the detonation of one perforating element arming the next adjacent blasting cap. 12 claims, 5 figures.

Boop, G.T.

1977-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

222

doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2008.03.025  

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typically obtained by digestion of proteins, is a requirement for most proteomic protocols. Therefore, peptides were also used to evaluate the perfor- mance of the chips...

223

Solar Ventilation Preheating Resources and Technologies | Department...  

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Ventilation Preheating Resources and Technologies Solar Ventilation Preheating Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 11:50am Addthis Photo of a dark brown perforated metal...

224

EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE AGENTS FOR ...  

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... chilling the suppressors to -32 “C actually improved the perfor- mance, as ... of potassium salts offer significant enhancement over water where there ...

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

225

Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Canada: International Building Perfor- mance SimulationExternal coupling between building energy simulation andexternal coupling of building energy and air ow modeling

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Microsoft PowerPoint - Proceedings Cover Sheets  

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CO 2 containment. In addition, multiple perforations resulting from intensive hydrocarbon exploration and production have weakened seal integrity in many favorable locations. Even...

227

Multiprobe Water Quality Data from the Tracy Fish Collection...  

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Format txt(csv) License Spatial data were collected with a multi-parameter water quality sonde installed in a perforated pipe located behind the trash rack and...

228

WA_00_008_PLUG_POWER_Waiver_of_Patent_Rights_in_Performance_...  

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0008PLUGPOWERWaiverofPatentRightsinPerformance.pdf WA00008PLUGPOWERWaiverofPatentRightsinPerformance.pdf WA00008PLUGPOWERWaiverofPatentRightsinPerfor...

229

Microsoft Word - Q4 2011 DOE Report 31 Jan 12 FINAL.doc  

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range from site rig up and well preparation, through perforating, injection, and flowback, and to permanent abandonment. Procedures also include sand screen installation,...

230

Exhaust system for v-type engine  

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An exhaust system is described for an engine having a first exhaust manifold, a second exhaust manifold, a first catalytic converter, a first exhaust pipe portion extending from the first exhaust manifold, and a second exhaust pipe portion extending from the second exhaust manifold. The first and second exhaust pipe portions merge into a common exhaust pipe section leading to the first catalytic converter. A second catalytic converter is positioned in the first exhaust pipe portion, the length of the second exhaust pipe portion from the outlet of the second exhaust manifold to the merger to the common exhaust pipe section being the same as the length of the first exhaust pipe portion to the inlet to the second catalytic converter from the outlet of the first exhaust manifold. The first exhaust pipe portion is substantially longer than the second exhaust pipe portion.

Takii, O.

1987-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

231

Persistent massive attractors of smooth maps  

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For smooth manifold of any dimension bigger than one, we present an open set of smooth endomorphisms such that each of them has an attractor with non-empty interior. These maps are $m$-fold non-branched coverings, $m \\ge 3$. The construction applies to any manifold of the form $S^1 \\times M$ where $S^1$ is the standard circle, and $M$ is an arbitrary manifold.

Volk, Denis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Homotheties and topology of tangent sphere bundles  

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We prove a Theorem on homotheties between two given tangent sphere bundles $S_rM$ of a Riemannian manifold $M,g$, assuming different variable radius functions $r$ and weighted Sasaki metrics induced just by the conformal class of $g$. We show the associated almost complex and symplectic structures on the manifold $TM$, generalizing the well known structure of Sasaki. Finally the characteristic classes of Chern and Stiefel-Whitney are computed for the manifolds $TM$ and $S_rM$.

Albuquerque, Rui

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

SPHDOE 35396 Analysis of Hydrofracture Geometry and Matrix/Fracture Interactions During  

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the perforated interval of the upper injection well suggests that a horizontal fracture, or network of natural that roughly 43 percent of the total injected steam migrated above the perforations of the injection well view of the Phase II pilot area including injection, production, and monitoring wells. The two

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

234

Convolution analysis of surge pressure data  

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Pressure data from underbalanced perforating or back-surge perforation washing are analyzed by convolution analysis. The method presented allows closed-chamber test evaluation of reservoir transmissivity and wellbore skin by a straight-line graph analogous to a Horner plot. As a well-test analysis method, the closed-chamber test avoids surface pressure buildup, which often prohibits conventional drillstem testing.

Simmons, J.F. (Shell Development Co., Houston, TX (US))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Well completion process for formations with unconsolidated sands  

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A method for consolidating sand around a well, involving injecting hot water or steam through well casing perforations in to create a cement-like area around the perforation of sufficient rigidity to prevent sand from flowing into and obstructing the well. The cement area has several wormholes that provide fluid passageways between the well and the formation, while still inhibiting sand inflow.

Davies, David K. (Kingwood, TX); Mondragon, III, Julius J. (Redondo Beach, CA); Hara, Philip Scott (Monterey Park, CA)

2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

236

Coordinate-Independent Computations on Differential Equations  

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This project investigates the computational representation of differentiable manifolds, with the primary goal of solving partial differential equations using multiple coordinate systems on general n- dimensional spaces. ...

Lin, Kevin K.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Transformation Formula of the "2nd" Order Mock Theta Function  

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We give a transformation formula for the ``2nd order'' mock theta function which was recently proposed in connection with the quantum invariant for the Seifert manifold.

Kazuhiro Hikami

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

238

Convergence analysis of Riemannian trust-region methods  

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Jun 19, 2006 ... America, Washington, DC, 1984, pp. 29–82. [MS85]. A. Machado and I. Salavessa, Grassmannian manifolds as subsets of Euclidean spaces, ...

239

Advanced Concepts in Component Fabrication  

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The reduced quantity and more acceptable form of scrap generated, while not a .... oil exchanges and fuel manifold assem- blies would be very difficult to fabri-.

240

Single Spaced Final DOE Topical Report.doc  

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DAY 1 FOR SUCTION GAS, DISCHARGE GAS, AIR MANIFOLD, LUBE OIL COOLING WATER INLET, LUBE OIL OUTLET, JACKET WATER INLET, AND JACKET WATER OUTLET; WILLIAMS STATION 60...

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241

Replication of microstructured functional surfaces via investment ...  

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Using the example of an intake manifold of a gasoline race car engine, ... Influence of the Cooling Water Temperature on Productivity and Product Quality in ...

242

Texas Hot Water Report  

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coil hot water storage tank, a backup instantaneous electric water heater, a hydronic fan coil unit for space heating, and an efficient plumbing manifold for domestic hot water...

243

DOE Joint Genome Institute: Exploring Standards to Advance Microbial...  

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July 9, 2009 Exploring Standards to Advance Microbial Genomics WALNUT CREEK, CA-Microbes contribute to manifold human endeavors ranging from bioenergy to agriculture to medicine....

244

Effects of Fuel and Air Impurities on PEM Fuel Cell Performance  

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Approach * Fabricate and operate fuel cells under controlled impurity gases - Multi-gas mixing manifolds and FC test stations - Pre-blend impurity gases - Measure performance...

245

HITIR's update summary at TAC2008: Extractive content ...  

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... The iterative feedback mechanism based evolutionary manifold-ranking approach consists of two steps: (1) iter- ative feedback mechanism is used ...

2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

246

Microsoft Word - DOEBP3CleanDraft5-20-03 with AAK additions.doc  

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should testing require sub-atmospheric inlet conditions. Mechanical Requirement(s): * Connect from Facility Main Air Supply to Air Inlet. The Air Inlet Manifold was considered...

247

Well production system to prevent cave-in and sloughing in unconsolidated formations  

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A well production system is disclosed for controlling ingress and egress of high pressure fluid through the annuli formed between the well and a screen support tube internally thereof. The screen support tube and an internal high pressure wash pipe with valves maintain constant high fluid pressure against the overburden during work in the well, as during drilling of an enlarged cavity therein for preventing cave-in and sloughing of the unconsolidated formation well walls until a sand pack is formed and the well producing.

Widmyer, R.H.

1982-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

248

Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A secondary electrochemical cell with sodium-sulfur or other molten reactants is provided with a ionically conductive glass electrolyte. The cell is contained within an electrically conductive housing with a first portion at negative potential and a second portion insulated therefrom at positive electrode potential. The glass electrolyte is formed into a plurality of elongated tubes and placed lengthwise within the housing. The positive electrode material, for instance sulfur, is sealed into the glass electrolyte tubes and is provided with an elongated axial current collector. The glass electrolyte tubes are protected by shield tubes or sheets that also define narrow annuli for wicking of the molten negative electrode material. 6 figs.

Nelson, P.A.; Bloom, I.D.; Roche, M.F.

1987-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

249

Electrochemical cell with high conductivity glass electrolyte  

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A secondary electrochemical cell with sodium-sulfur or other molten reactants is provided with an ionically conductive glass electrolyte. The cell is contained within an electrically conductive housing with a first portion at negative potential and a second portion insulated therefrom at positive electrode potential. The glass electrolyte is formed into a plurality of elongated tubes and placed lengthwise within the housing. The positive electrode material, for instance sulfur, is sealed into the glass electrolyte tubes and is provided with an elongated axial current collector. The glass electrolyte tubes are protected by shield tubes or sheets that also define narrow annuli for wicking of the molten negative electrode material.

Nelson, P.A.; Bloom, I.D.; Roche, M.F.

1986-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

250

Momentum transfer resolved memory in a magnetic system with perpendicular anisotropy  

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We have used resonant, coherent soft x-ray scattering to measure wave vector re- solved magnetic domain memory in Co/Pd multilayers. The technique uses angular cross correlation functions and can be applied to any system with circular annuli of constant values of scattering wave vector q. In our Co/Pd film, the memory exhibits a maximum at q = 0.0384 nm-1 near initial reversal that decreases in magnitude as the magnetization is further reversed. The peak is attributed to bubble domains that nucleate reproducibly near initial reversal and which grow into a labyrinth domain structure that is not reproduced from one magnetization cycle to the next.

Seu, Keoki; Roy, Sujoy; Su, Run; Parks, Daniel; Shipton, Erik; Fullerton, Eric; Kevan, Stephen

2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

251

INTEGRABILITY CONDITIONS FOR ALMOST HERMITIAN AND ALMOST  

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Abstract. If W+ denotes the self dual part of the Weyl tensor of any Kähler 4-manifold and S its scalar curvature, then the relation |W+ | 2 = S 2 /6 is well-known. For any almost Kähler 4-manifold with S ? 0, this condition forces the Kähler property. A compact almost Kähler 4-manifold is already Kähler if it satisfies the conditions |W+ | 2 = S 2 /6 and ?W+ = 0 and also if it is Einstein and |W+ | is constant. Some further results of this type are proved. An almost Hermitian 4-manifold (M, g, J) with supp(W+) = M is already Kähler if it satisfies the condition |W+ | 2 = 3(S ? ? S/3) 2 /8 together with |?W+ | = |?|W+| | or with ?W+ + ?log |W+|?W+ = 0, respectively. The almost complex structure J enters here explicitely via the star scalar curvature S ? only. 2002 Mathematics Subject Classification: 53B20, 53C25 This paper is related to the following general question: Which curvature properties of an almost Hermitian (almost Kähler) manifold (M, g, J) imply that (M, g, J) is in fact a Hermitian manifold or a Kähler manifold, respectively? On can also consider the stronger problem which curvature properties of the corresponding oriented Riemannian manifold (M, g) force that (M, g, J) is already

Kähler -manifolds

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Electrochemical device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tunnel protected electrochemical device features channels fluidically communicating between manifold, tunnels and cells. The channels are designed to provide the most efficient use of auxiliary power. The channels have a greater hydraulic pressure drop and electrical resistance than the manifold. This will provide a design with the optimum auxiliary energy requirements.

Grimes, Patrick G. (Westfield, NJ); Einstein, Harry (Springfield, NJ); Bellows, Richard J. (Westfield, NJ)

1988-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

253

A min-max optimization framework for designing ?? learners: theory and hardware  

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In this paper, we present a framework for constructing ?? learning algorithms and hardware that can identify and track low-dimensional manifolds embedded in a high-dimensional analog signal space. At the core of the proposed approach is a min-max ... Keywords: ?? conversion, analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), high-dimensional signal processing, manifold learning, multichannel ADC, signal decorrelation

Amit Gore; Shantanu Chakrabartty

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Fundamental groups, homology equivalences and one-sided h-cobordisms.  

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We give a sufficient and necessary condition of the fundamental group homomorphism of a map between manifolds to induce homology equivalences. Moreover, a classification of one-sided h-cobordism of manifolds up to diffeomorphisms is obtained, based on Quillen's plus construction with Whitehead torsions.

Yang Su; Shengkui Ye

255

Global structure constrained local shape prior estimation for medical image segmentation  

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Organ shape plays an important role in clinical diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment evaluation. Shape modeling is a critical factor affecting the performance of deformable model based segmentation methods for organ shape extraction. In most existing ... Keywords: Manifold assumption, Manifold learning, Medical image segmentation, Target-oriented shape modeling

Pingkun Yan, Wuxia Zhang, Baris Turkbey, Peter L. Choyke, Xuelong Li

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Optimum Piping Design on Offshore Platform Based on Improved Adaptive Genetic Algorithm  

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For solving the problems of low efficiency and high cost in piping design process on offshore drilling platform, the design of manifold optimum piping was taken as research objective, a mathematical model was established with the controlled objects of ... Keywords: offshore platform, manifold piping, genetic algorithm, encouraging function

Yi Peng; Liu Yancong; Shi Yongjun; Lun Guande

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Bayesian Sampling and Ensemble Learning in Generative Topographic Mapping  

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Generative topographic mapping (GTM) is a statistical model to extract a hidden smooth manifold from data, like the self-organizing map (SOM). Although a deterministic search algorithm for the hyperparameters regulating the smoothness of the manifold ... Keywords: Gibbs sampler, Laplace method, Markov chain Monte Carlo, elastic net, evidence, hyperparameter search, self-organizing map, variational free energy

Akio Utsugi

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Narrow groove welding gas diffuser assembly and welding torch  

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A diffuser assembly is provided for narrow groove welding using an automatic gas tungsten arc welding torch. The diffuser assembly includes manifold adapted for adjustable mounting on the welding torch which is received in a central opening in the manifold. Laterally extending manifold sections communicate with a shield gas inlet such that shield gas supplied to the inlet passes to gas passages of the manifold sections. First and second tapered diffusers are respectively connected to the manifold sections in fluid communication with the gas passages thereof. The diffusers extend downwardly along the torch electrode on opposite sides thereof so as to release shield gas along the length of the electrode and at the distal tip of the electrode. The diffusers are of a transverse width which is on the order of the thickness of the electrode so that the diffusers can, in use, be inserted into a narrow welding groove before and after the electrode in the direction of the weld operation.

Rooney, Stephen J.

2000-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

259

Narrow groove welding gas diffuser assembly and welding torch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A diffuser assembly is provided for narrow groove welding using an automatic gas tungsten arc welding torch. The diffuser assembly includes a manifold adapted for adjustable mounting on the welding torch which is received in a central opening in the manifold. Laterally extending manifold sections communicate with a shield gas inlet such that shield gas supplied to the inlet passes to gas passages of the manifold sections. First and second tapered diffusers are respectively connected to the manifold sections in fluid communication with the gas passages thereof. The diffusers extend downwardly along the torch electrode on opposite sides thereof so as to release shield gas along the length of the electrode and at the distal tip of the electrode. The diffusers are of a transverse width which is on the order of the thickness of the electrode so that the diffusers can, in use, be inserted into a narrow welding groove before and after the electrode in the direction of the weld operation.

Rooney, Stephen J. (East Berne, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Sand control method employing special hydraulic fracturing technique  

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A novel sand control method is disclosed wherein high viscosity, high sand concentration, fracturing fluids are pumped through sets of vertically oriented perforations in borehole casings located in unconsolidated or loosely consolidated pay zones. Various techniques are utilized to insure that sand fills disposed on either side of the borehole casing cover and substantially overlap each borehole casing perforation set. Procedures are then followed to bring the well into production without washing out the sand fills in these areas, whereby the resulting perforation-sand fill configurations effectively control sand production from the treated zone.

Medlin, W.L.; Mullins, L.D.; Zumwalt, G.L.

1983-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Gradient zone-boundary control in salt-gradient solar ponds  

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A method and apparatus for suppressing zone boundary migration in a salt gradient solar pond includes extending perforated membranes across the pond at the boundaries, between the convective and non-convective zones, the perforations being small enough in size to prevent individual turbulence disturbances from penetrating the hole, but being large enough to allow easy molecular diffusion of salt thereby preventing the formation of convective zones in the gradient layer. The total area of the perforations is a sizeable fraction of the membrane area to allow sufficient salt diffusion while preventing turbulent entrainment into the gradient zone.

Hull, J.R.

1982-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

262

Gradient zone boundary control in salt gradient solar ponds  

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A method and apparatus for suppressing zone boundary migration in a salt gradient solar pond includes extending perforated membranes across the pond at the boundaries, between the convective and non-convective zones, the perforations being small enough in size to prevent individual turbulence disturbances from penetrating the hole, but being large enough to allow easy molecular diffusion of salt thereby preventing the formation of convective zones in the gradient layer. The total area of the perforations is a sizable fraction of the membrane area to allow sufficient salt diffusion while preventing turbulent entrainment into the gradient zone.

Hull, John R. (Downers Grove, IL)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Vo l . 4 5 , N o . 1 , 2 0 1 2 c o n t e n t s  

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Environmental impacts ................................................................19 Fracking fluid;7 · Fracturing or `fracking`. The concrete casing of the horizontal pipe is perforated with small explosive. The effectiveness of fracking is rising, as 12-stage fracking replaces 5-stage fracking. · Waste disposal. Tanks

264

CO2 and O3 effects on host plant preferences of the forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria)  

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perfor- mance of associated insect herbivores (e.g., Whittaker 1979; Trumble et al., 1987; Fajer et al-mail: jep.agrell@zooekol.lu.se 1 Present address: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant

265

BWlownx.p65  

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and can reduce NO x emissions well beyond the design objective of 50 percent. Boiler perfor- mance is not compromised. The capital cost for a 600-MWe plant, in 1994...

266

UV water disinfector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A UV disinfector with a gravity driven feed water delivery system and an air-suspended bare UV lamp are disclosed. The disinfector is hydrodynamically optimized with a laminerizing, perforated baffle wall, beveled treatment chamber, and outlet weir. 7 figs.

Gadgil, A.; Garud, V.

1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

267

UV water disinfector  

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A UV disinfector with a gravity driven feed water delivery system, and an air-suspended bare UV lamp. The disinfector is hydrodynamically optimized with a laminerizing, perforated baffle wall, beveled treatment chamber, and outlet weir.

Gadgil, Ashok (El Cerrito, CA); Garud, Vikas (Bombay, IN)

1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

268

MSU Extension Publication Archive Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations. Up-to-date  

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Industry Handbook: Gravity Drain Gutters for Swine Manure Systems Michigan State University Cooperative in the gutter for more than one week, some form of perforated pit pipe ventilation should be considered unless

269

Producer-Focused Life Cycle Assessment of Thin-Film Silicon Photovoltaic Systems  

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system are energy conversion efficiency, system performanceenergy conversion efficiency to the environmental performance of the PV system.energy conversion efficiency is only one factor in the environmental perfor- mance of a PV system.

Zhang, Teresa Weirui

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

NREL: News Feature - NREL Solar Technology Will Warm Air at ...  

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coved in perforated metal, with two men standing next to it. Enlarge image NREL's Craig Christensen and Chuck Kutscher stand next to a wall at the RSF that uses their...

271

Active negative-index metamaterial powered by an electron beam  

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An active negative index metamaterial that derives its gain from an electron beam is introduced. The metamaterial consists of a stack of equidistant parallel metal plates perforated by a periodic array of holes shaped as ...

Shapiro, Michael

272

TW0076.book  

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have a 16-gage perforated galvanized steel shell and are filled with 3 in. of mineral wool, may be removed for servicing. Pratt & Whitney TW-0076 2-24 2.1.6.5 Intercooler...

273

Kentucky | Department of Energy  

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the test, 87 tons of CO2 were injected through perforations in a cased, shut-in shale gas well. July 12, 2013 Building Energy Code ''Much of the information presented in this...

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Vol. 9, No. 1 copy  

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provide an efficient source of x-ray beams for use in scientific and technological re- search. The traditional measure of perfor- mance at a synchrotron radiation facility is the...

275

Ion-plasma gun for ion-milling machine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ion gun includes an elongated electrode with a hollow end portion closed by a perforated end plate. The end plate is positioned parallel to a perforated flat electrode of opposite electrical polarity. An insulated sleeve encompasses the elongated electrode and extends outwardly from the perforated end towards the flat electrode. The sleeve length is separated into two portions of different materials. The first is formed of a high-temperature material that extends over the hollow portion of the elongated electrode where the arc is initiated by a point source electrode. The second sleeve portion extending over the remainder of the elongated electrode is of a resilient material for enhanced seal-forming ability and retention of plasma gas. Perforations are arranged in the flat electrode in a mutually opposing triangular pattern to project a plasma beam having a generally flat current profile towards a target requiring precision milling.

Kaminsky, Manfred S. (Hinsdale, IL); Campana, Jr., Thomas J. (Hinsdale, IL)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Hawaii Geothermal Project. Progress report on the drilling program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Progress is reported on the following: well conditions; perforating and cementing; temperature-depth plot; slotted liner, well head and auxiliary equipment; well testing and analysis program; well monitoring during standby; environmental assessment; time schedule; and budgets. (MHR)

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1976-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Peforated Screen Shading Systems It is now possible to define exterior Perforated Screen shading systems in the Shading System Library and then add them to a glazing system in the...

278

Clean Cities White Paper Template  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

iii CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...................................................................................................... v GLOSSARY ............................................................................................................................. vii 1 INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND SHALE GAS PRODUCTION ....................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Road and Well Pad Construction ............................................................................ 1 1.2 Drilling .................................................................................................................... 1 1.3 Casing and Perforating ............................................................................................ 3

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Success of openhole completions in the northeast Butterly Field, Southern Oklahoma  

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Unconsolidated heavy oil sandstone reservoirs under active water drive typically involve production problems with produced sand and water channeling. Through case histories, this paper illustrates how openhole completions, in comparison to perforations, have resulted in a significant reduction in sand and water production while increasing oil production from the Basal Oil Creek sandstone. The performance of recently completed wells with openhole completions is examined and compared to several older wells which have been perforated.

Phillips, F.L.; Whitt, S.R.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Mobil completes deep, tight, horizontal gas well in Germany  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A completion and fracturing program for stimulating a horizontal well in the ultra-tight Rotliegendes sand onshore Germany included casing design, completion fluid selection, overbalanced perforation, analysis of the stimulation treatment, design modification, zone and fracture isolation, well testing and acid stimulation. This paper reviews the field geology, the well design, casing design, describes the completion fluids, perforation techniques, fracture treatment, and methods for zone isolation.

Abou-Sayed, I.S.; Chambers, M.R. [Mobil E and P Technical Center, Dallas, TX (United States); Mueller, M.W. [Mobil Erdgas-Erdoel GmbH, Celle (Germany)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

HIGH VOLTAGE, HIGH CURRENT SPARK GAP SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage and current spark gap switch comprising two main electrodes insulatingly supported in opposed spaced relationship and a middle electrode supported medially between the main electrodes and symmetrically about the median line of the main electrodes is described. The middle electrode has a perforation aligned with the median line and an irradiation electrode insulatingly supported in the body of the middle electrode normal to the median line and protruding into the perforation. (AEC)

Dike, R.S.; Lier, D.W.; Schofield, A.E.; Tuck, J.L.

1962-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

282

Method of manufacturing a heat pipe wick with structural enhancement  

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Heat pipe wick structure wherein a stout sheet of perforated material overlays a high performance wick material such as stainless steel felt affixed to a substrate. The inventive structure provides a good flow path for working fluid while maintaining durability and structural stability independent of the structure (or lack of structure) associated with the wick material. In one described embodiment, a wick of randomly laid .about.8 micron thickness stainless steel fibers is sintered to a metal substrate and a perforated metal overlay.

Andraka, Charles E. (Albuquerque, NM); Adkins, Douglas R. (Albuquerque, NM); Moreno, James B. (Albuquerque, NM); Rawlinson, K. Scott (Albuquerque, NM); Showalter, Steven K. (Albuquerque, NM); Moss, Timothy A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

283

Fire suppressing apparatus. [sodium fires  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for smothering a liquid sodium fire comprises a pan, a perforated cover on the pan, and tubed depending from the cover and providing communication between the interior of the pan and the ambient atmosphere through the perforations in the cover. Liquid caught in the pan rises above the lower ends of the tubes and thus serves as a barrier which limits the amount of air entering the pan.

Buttrey, K.E.

1980-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

284

Hydraulic frac sets Rockies depth record  

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A depth record for massive hydraulic fracture in the Rocky Mt. region was set April 22 with the treatment of a central Wyoming gas well. The No. 1-29 Moneta Hills Well was treated through perforations at 19,838 to 19,874 ft and 20,064 to 20,100 ft. Soon after, another well in the Madden Deep Field was subject to hydraulic fracture through perforations a

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Battery venting system and method  

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Disclosed herein is a venting mechanism for a battery. The venting mechanism includes a battery vent structure which is located on the battery cover and may be integrally formed therewith. The venting mechanism includes an opening extending through the battery cover such that the opening communicates with a plurality of battery cells located within the battery case. The venting mechanism also includes a vent manifold which attaches to the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes a first opening which communicates with the battery vent structure opening and second and third openings which allow the vent manifold to be connected to two separate conduits. In this manner, a plurality of batteries may be interconnected for venting purposes, thus eliminating the need to provide separate vent lines for each battery. The vent manifold may be attached to the battery vent structure by a spin-welding technique. To facilitate this technique, the vent manifold may be provided with a flange portion which fits into a corresponding groove portion on the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes an internal chamber which is large enough to completely house a conventional battery flame arrester and overpressure safety valve. In this manner, the vent manifold, when installed, lessens the likelihood of tampering with the flame arrester and safety valve.

Casale, Thomas J. (Aurora, CO); Ching, Larry K. W. (Littleton, CO); Baer, Jose T. (Gaviota, CA); Swan, David H. (Monrovia, CA)

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

286

Battery Vent Mechanism And Method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed herein is a venting mechanism for a battery. The venting mechanism includes a battery vent structure which is located on the battery cover and may be integrally formed therewith. The venting mechanism includes an opening extending through the battery cover such that the opening communicates with a plurality of battery cells located within the battery case. The venting mechanism also includes a vent manifold which attaches to the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes a first opening which communicates with the battery vent structure opening and second and third openings which allow the vent manifold to be connected to two separate conduits. In this manner, a plurality of batteries may be interconnected for venting purposes, thus eliminating the need to provide separate vent lines for each battery. The vent manifold may be attached to the battery vent structure by a spin-welding technique. To facilitate this technique, the vent manifold may be provided with a flange portion which fits into a corresponding groove portion on the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes an internal chamber which is large enough to completely house a conventional battery flame arrester and overpressure safety valve. In this manner, the vent manifold, when installed, lessens the likelihood of tampering with the flame arrester and safety valve.

Ching, Larry K. W. (Littleton, CO)

2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

287

Battery venting system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed herein is a venting mechanism for a battery. The venting mechanism includes a battery vent structure which is located on the battery cover and may be integrally formed therewith. The venting mechanism includes an opening extending through the battery cover such that the opening communicates with a plurality of battery cells located within the battery case. The venting mechanism also includes a vent manifold which attaches to the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes a first opening which communicates with the battery vent structure opening and second and third openings which allow the vent manifold to be connected to two separate conduits. In this manner, a plurality of batteries may be interconnected for venting purposes, thus eliminating the need to provide separate vent lines for each battery. The vent manifold may be attached to the battery vent structure by a spin-welding technique. To facilitate this technique, the vent manifold may be provided with a flange portion which fits into a corresponding groove portion on the battery vent structure. The vent manifold includes an internal chamber which is large enough to completely house a conventional battery flame arrester and overpressure safety valve. In this manner, the vent manifold, when installed, lessens the likelihood of tampering with the flame arrester and safety valve. 8 figs.

Casale, T.J.; Ching, L.K.W.; Baer, J.T.; Swan, D.H.

1999-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

288

Combustor with two stage primary fuel assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A combustor for a gas turbine having first and second passages for pre-mixing primary fuel and air supplied to a primary combustion zone. The flow of fuel to the first and second pre-mixing passages is separately regulated using a single annular fuel distribution ring having first and second row of fuel discharge ports. The interior portion of the fuel distribution ring is divided by a baffle into first and second fuel distribution manifolds and is located upstream of the inlets to the two pre-mixing passages. The annular fuel distribution ring is supplied with fuel by an annular fuel supply manifold, the interior portion of which is divided by a baffle into first and second fuel supply manifolds. A first flow of fuel is regulated by a first control valve and directed to the first fuel supply manifold, from which the fuel is distributed to first fuel supply tubes that direct it to the first fuel distribution manifold. From the first fuel distribution manifold, the first flow of fuel is distributed to the first row of fuel discharge ports, which direct it into the first pre-mixing passage. A second flow of fuel is regulated by a second control valve and directed to the second fuel supply manifold, from which the fuel is distributed to second fuel supply tubes that direct it to the second fuel distribution manifold. From the second fuel distribution manifold, the second flow of fuel is distributed to the second row of fuel discharge ports, which direct it into the second pre-mixing passage.

Sharifi, Mehran (Winter Springs, FL); Zolyomi, Wendel (Oviedo, FL); Whidden, Graydon Lane (Orlando, FL)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

High Temperature Fuel Cell (Phosphoric Acid) Manufacturing R&D  

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TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL (PHOSPHORIC ACID) MANUFACTURING R&D Sridhar Kanuri Manager, Phosphoric acid fuel cells & fuel processing August 10 th , 2011 PAFC MANUFACTURING R&D Agenda PAFC cost challenge Manufacturing Cost reduction opportunities Summary PAFC SYSTEM OVERVIEW Overview Heaters Reactant manifolds Manifold adaptors Axial load system Pressure Plates Power take-off Coolant manifolds Insulation H frame Coolant hoses Cell stack Assembly Fuel Processing System Thermal Management System / Water Treatment System Power Supply System (CSA's) Electrical System Module Blower Skid Powerplant modules Cost reduction is being accomplished by incremental changes in technology and manufacturing Closing commercialization gap Continuous manufacturing

290

Lamination cooling system formation method  

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An electric motor, transformer or inductor having a cooling system. A stack of laminations have apertures at least partially coincident with apertures of adjacent laminations. The apertures define straight or angled cooling-fluid passageways through the lamination stack. Gaps between the adjacent laminations are sealed by injecting a heat-cured sealant into the passageways, expelling excess sealant, and heat-curing the lamination stack. Manifold members adjoin opposite ends of the lamination stack, and each is configured with one or more cavities to act as a manifold to adjacent passageway ends. Complex manifold arrangements can create bidirectional flow in a variety of patterns.

Rippel, Wally E. (Altadena, CA); Kobayashi, Daryl M. (Monrovia, CA)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

291

Real-time nonlinear optimization as a generalized equation.  

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We establish results for the problem of tracking a time-dependent manifold arising in real-time optimization by casting this as a parametric generalized equation. We demonstrate that if points along a solution manifold are consistently strongly regular, it is possible to track the manifold approximately by solving a single linear complementarity problem (LCP) at each time step. We derive sufficient conditions guaranteeing that the tracking error remains bounded to second order with the size of the time step even if the LCP is solved only approximately. We use these results to derive a fast, augmented Lagrangian tracking algorithm and demonstrate the developments through a numerical case study.

Zavala, V. M.; Anitescu, M. (Mathematics and Computer Science)

2010-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

292

New Results in Topological Field Theory and Abelian Gauge Theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

These are the lecture notes of a set of lectures delivered at the 1995 Trieste summer school in June. I review some recent work on duality in four dimensional Maxwell theory on arbitrary four manifolds, as well as a new set of topological invariants known as the Seiberg-Witten invariants. Much of the necessary background material is given, including a crash course in topological field theory, cohomology of manifolds, topological gauge theory and the rudiments of four manifold theory. My main hope is to wet the readers appetite, so that he or she will wish to read the original works and perhaps to enter this field.

George Thompson

1995-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

293

Lamination cooling system formation method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An electric motor, transformer or inductor having a cooling system. A stack of laminations have apertures at least partially coincident with apertures of adjacent laminations. The apertures define straight or angled cooling-fluid passageways through the lamination stack. Gaps between the adjacent laminations are sealed by injecting a heat-cured sealant into the passageways, expelling excess sealant, and heat-curing the lamination stack. Manifold members adjoin opposite ends of the lamination stack, and each is configured with one or more cavities to act as a manifold to adjacent passageway ends. Complex manifold arrangements can create bidirectional flow in a variety of patterns.

Rippel, Wally E [Altadena, CA; Kobayashi, Daryl M [Monrovia, CA

2009-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

294

Hyperbolic conservation laws and spacetimes with limited regularity  

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Hyperbolic conservation laws posed on manifolds arise in many applications to geophysical flows and general relativity. Recent work by the author and his collaborators attempts to set the foundations for a study of weak solutions defined on Riemannian or Lorentzian manifolds and includes an investigation of the existence and qualitative behavior of solutions. The metric on the manifold may either be fixed (shallow water equations on the sphere, for instance) or be one of the unknowns of the theory (Einstein-Euler equations of general relativity).

LeFloch, Philippe G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Controlling engine exhaust gas recirculation and vacuum inverter  

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Engine manifold vacuum is inverted by an in-line vacuum inverter which provides a power source for an egr valve actuator for providing desired egr flow in a predetermined range of engine power loading and egr flow is cut off outside the range. The invention utilizes a vacuum inverter employing a pair of spaced diaphragms for controlling an atmospheric air bleed valve to a vacuum chamber powered by manifold vacuum. The diaphragms are spring loaded so as to seek equilibrium positions as vacuum in the chamber varies force. The inverter produces a vacuum output signal which changes inversely with changes in engine manifold vacuum.

Bradshaw, C.E.; Uitvlugt, M.W.

1982-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

296

The geometric $?$-function in curved space-time under operator regularization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, I compare the generators of the renormalization group flow, or the geometric $\\beta$-functions for dimensional regularization and operator regularization. I then extend the analysis to show that the geometric $\\beta$-function for a scalar field theory on a closed compact Riemannian manifold is defined on the entire manifold. I then extend the analysis to find the generator of the renormalization group flow for a conformal scalar-field theories on the same manifolds. The geometric $\\beta$-function in this case is not defined.

Susama Agarwala

2009-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

297

ORALLOY (93.2 235U) METAL CYLINDER WITH BERYLLIUM TOP REFLECTOR  

SciTech Connect

A variety of critical experiments were constructed of enriched uranium metal during the 1960s and 1970s at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) in support of criticality safety operations at the Y-12 Plant. The purposes of these experiments included the evaluation of storage, casting, and handling limits for the Y-12 Plant and providing data for verification of calculation methods and cross-sections for nuclear criticality safety applications. These included solid cylinders of various diameters, annuli of various inner and outer diameters, two and three interacting cylinders of various diameters, and graphite and polyethylene reflected cylinders and annuli. Of the hundreds of delayed critical experiments, one experiment was comprised of a stack of approximately 7-inch-diameter metal discs. The bottom of the stack consisted of uranium with an approximate height of 4-1/8 inches. The top of the stack consisted of beryllium with an approximate height of 5-9/16 inches. This experiment was performed on August 20, 1963 by J. T. Mihalczo and R. G. Taylor (Ref. 1) with accompanying logbook. Both detailed and simplified model specifications are provided in this evaluation. This fast-spectra experiment was determined to represent an acceptable benchmark. The calculated eigenvalues for both the detailed and simple models are within approximately 0.5% of the benchmark values, but significantly greater than 3s from the benchmark value because the uncertainty in the benchmark is very small: ±0.0002 (1s). There is significant variability between results using different neutron cross section libraries, the greatest being a ?keff of ~0.65% . Unreflected and unmoderated experiments with the same highly enriched uranium metal parts were performed at the Oak Ridge Critical Experiments Facility in the 1960s and are evaluated in HEU MET FAST 051. Thin graphite reflected (2 inches or less) experiments also using the same highly enriched uranium metal parts are evaluated in HEU MET FAST 071. Polyethylene-reflected configurations are evaluated in HEU-MET-FAST-076. Highly enriched metal annuli with beryllium cores are evaluated in HEU-MET-FAST-059.

John D. Bess; Leland M. Montierth; Raymond Reed; John T. Mihalczo

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Thin Shell Dynamics and Equations of State  

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A relation between stress-energy and motion is derived for accelerated Israel layers. The relation, for layers between two Schwarzschild manifolds, generalizes the equation of state for geodesic collapse. A set of linked layers is discussed.

J. P. Krisch; E. N. Glass

2008-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

299

A discrete curvature on a planar graph  

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Given a planar graph derived from a spherical, euclidean or hyperbolic tessellation, one can define a discrete curvature by combinatorial properties, which after embedding the graph in a compact 2d-manifold, becomes the Gaussian curvature.

M. Lorente

2004-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

300

Conformal Form of Pseudo-Riemannian Metrics by Normal Coordinate Transformations  

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In this paper we extend the Cartan's approach of Riemannian normal coordinates and show that all n-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian metrics are conformal to a flat manifold, when, in normal coordinates, they are well-behaved in the origin and in its neighborhood. We show that for this condition all n-dimensioanl pseudo-Riemannian metrics can be embedded in a hyper-cone of an n+2-dimensional flat manifold. Based on the above conditions we show that each n-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian manifolds is conformal to an n-dimensional manifold of constant curvature. As a consequence of geometry, without postulates, we obtain the classical and the quantum angular momenta of a particle.

A. C. V. V. de Siqueira

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Toward a Monitoring and Forecasting System For Atmospheric Composition: The GEMS Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Global and Regional Earth System Monitoring Using Satellite and In Situ Data (GEMS) project is combining the manifold expertise in atmospheric composition research and numerical weather prediction of 32 European institutes to build a ...

A. Hollingsworth; R. J. Engelen; A. Benedetti; A. Dethof; J. Flemming; J. W. Kaiser; J-J. Morcrette; A. J. Simmons; C. Textor; O. Boucher; F. Chevallier; P. Rayner; H. Elbern; H. Eskes; C. Granier; V-H. Peuch; L. Rouil; M. G. Schultz

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Climate Variability and Trends in Bolivia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate-related disasters in Bolivia are frequent, severe, and manifold and affect large parts of the population, economy, and ecosystems. Potentially amplified through climate change, natural hazards are of growing concern. To better understand ...

Christian Seiler; Ronald W. A. Hutjes; Pavel Kabat

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Towards an axiomatic noncommutative geometry of quantum space and time  

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By exploring a possible physical realisation of the geometric concept of noncommutative tangent bundle, we outline an axiomatic quantum picture of space as topological manifold and time as a count of its reconfiguration events.

Arthemy V. Kiselev

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

304

Balance and the Slow Quasimanifold: Some Explicit Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ultimate limitations of the balance, slow-manifold, and potential vorticity inversion concepts are investigated. These limitations are associated with the weak but nonvanishing spontaneous-adjustment emission, or Lighthill radiation, of ...

Rupert Ford; Michael E. McIntyre; Warwick A. Norton

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Engineering to Control Noise, Loading, and Optimal Operating Points  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Successful engineering of low-energy nuclear systems requires control of noise, loading, and optimum operating point (OOP) manifolds. The latter result from the biphasic system response of low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR)/cold fusion systems, and their ash production rate, to input electrical power. Knowledge of the optimal operating point manifold can improve the reproducibility and efficacy of these systems in several ways. Improved control of noise, loading, and peak production rates is available through the study, and use, of OOP manifolds. Engineering of systems toward the OOP-manifold drive-point peak may, with inclusion of geometric factors, permit more accurate uniform determinations of the calibrated activity of these materials/systems.

Mitchell R. Swartz

2000-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

306

Control method for turbocharged diesel engines having exhaust gas recirculation  

SciTech Connect

A method of controlling the airflow into a compression ignition engine having an EGR and a VGT. The control strategy includes the steps of generating desired EGR and VGT turbine mass flow rates as a function of the desired and measured compressor mass airflow values and exhaust manifold pressure values. The desired compressor mass airflow and exhaust manifold pressure values are generated as a function of the operator-requested fueling rate and engine speed. The EGR and VGT turbine mass flow rates are then inverted to corresponding EGR and VGT actuator positions to achieve the desired compressor mass airflow rate and exhaust manifold pressure. The control strategy also includes a method of estimating the intake manifold pressure used in generating the EGR valve and VGT turbine positions.

Kolmanovsky, Ilya V. (Ypsilanti, MI); Jankovic, Mrdjan J (Birmingham, MI); Jankovic, Miroslava (Birmingham, MI)

2000-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

307

The hidden geometry of ocean flows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce a new global Lagrangian descriptor that is applied to flows with general time dependence (altimetric datasets). It succeeds in detecting simultaneously, with great accuracy, invariant manifolds, hyperbolic and non-hyperbolic flow regions.

Carolina Mendoza; Ana M Mancho

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Scissors congruence and K-theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis we develop a version of classical scissors congruence theory from the perspective of algebraic K-theory. Classically, two polytopes in a manifold X are defined to be scissors congruent if they can be decomposed ...

Zakharevich, Inna (Inna Ilana)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

On the global well-posedness of energy-critical Schrodinger equations in curved spaces  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we present a method to study global regularity properties of solutions of large-data critical Schrodinger equations on certain noncompact Riemannian manifolds. We rely on concentration compactness arguments ...

Ionescu, Alexandru

310

Landfill Gas Fueled HCCI Demonstration System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and valves, an air-to-air (ATA) heat exchanger, a liquid-to-air (LTA) heat exchanger, an ICTC manifold and heatis designed with two heat exchanger systems to accommodate

Blizman, Brandon J.; Makel, Darby B.; Mack, John Hunter; Dibble, Robert W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Isothermal process solar collector panel  

SciTech Connect

An isothermal process solar collector panel is disclosed. The panel includes a collector plate for absorbing radiant heat; and a plurality of isothermal process heat pipes in an array over a surface of the collector plate. Each heat pipe is closed at both ends and contains thermodynamic working fluid for transferring heat energy from the collector plate to a second fluid fowing through a manifold pipe for conducting the heat energy from the collector panel. The manifold pipe is coupled to the collector plate and has an evaporator section wherein heat energy is transferred from the collector plate to the thermodynamic working fluid; and the other end of each heat pipe is positioned within the manifold pipe ad has a condenser section wherein heat energy is transferred from the thermodynamic working fluid to the second fluid flowing through the manifold pipe.

Watt, R.E.

1978-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

312

Demonstration of Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology to...  

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on the larger reactors were also combined into a single manifold and returned to the host boiler draft system at the existing host APH outlet. All particulate matter removed from...

313

An open distributed framework for adaptive user interaction in ambient intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Challenges of handling user interaction in Ambient Intelligence environments are manifold. The systems installed in these environments are highly distributed with dynamic configurations in terms of integrated devices and installed applications. Context-awareness, ...

Mohammad-Reza Tazari

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

One-Piece Battery Incorporating A Circulating Fluid Type Heat Exchanger  

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A one-piece battery comprises a tank divided into cells each receiving an electrode assembly, closure means for the tank and a circulating fluid type heat exchanger facing the relatively larger faces of the electrode assembly. The fluid flows in a compartment defined by two flanges which incorporate a fluid inlet orifice communicating with a common inlet manifold and a fluid outlet orifice communicating with a common outlet manifold. The tank comprises at least two units and each unit comprises at least one cell delimited by walls. The wall facing a relatively larger face of the electrode assembly constitutes one of the flanges. Each unit further incorporates a portion of an inlet and outlet manifold. The units are fastened together so that the flanges when placed face-to-face form a sealed circulation compartment and the portions of the same manifold are aligned with each other.

Verhoog, Roelof (Bordeaux, FR)

2001-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

315

? Thermal Packaging  

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? Final devices will be lab bench and field tested for reliability. Recent Results ? Fuel delivery system fabricated ? 500um thick NiFe structures plated ? 900um Rotor/Housing fabrication process improved Next Six Months ? Fuel / air mixture manifold

Dorian Liepmann Ph. D; David C. Walther; Prof Al Pisano

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

On the Lefschetz coincidence theorem  

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The Lefschetz number is constructed for two maps of noncompact nonorientable topological manifolds of the same dimension; it is proved that if it is nonzero, then there is a coincidence point of these maps. Bibliography: 15 titles.

Artamonov, Dmitrii V [M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

317

A Triple-Path Denuder Instrument for Ambient Particulate Sampling and Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A field instrument for sampling sulfate and nitrate particulate matter in a controlled chemical environment has been constructed and field tested. The instrument contains HNO3 and NH3 denuders and an ambient air path, all connected by manifold to ...

Briant L. Davis; L. Ronald Johnson; Bryan J. Johnson; Robert J. Hammer

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Global asymptotic behavior of a two-dimensional difference equation modelling competition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate the global asymptotic behavior of solutions of the system of difference equations xn+1 = xn/ a + cyn, yn+1 = yn/ b + dxn, n =0,1,..., where the parameters a ... Keywords: asymptotic behavior, monotonicity, stability, stable manifold

Dean Clark; M. R. S. Kulenovic´; James F. Selgrade

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Visualisation of influenza A protein segments in distance invariant self-organising map  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the lateral gene transfer, the phylogenetic tree could be inadequate for representing the evolution of virus. This paper employs the distance invariant manifold (Cheng and Liou, 2009) to display the collection of influenza A in a cubic space. ...

Wei-Chen Cheng; Cheng-Yuan Liou

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antitrust/Competition Commercial Damages Environmental Litigation and Regulation Forensic Economics Intellectual Property International Arbitration International Trade Product Liability Regulatory Finance and Accounting Risk Management Securities Tax Util  

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Development Overview Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are manifold: · PV · Wind, fuel cells, micro Safety / Reliability Maintained Cost Effective to Society / TRC Bill Savings to Participants Possible Cross Subsidization Issue / Disruption to Utility Model

Greer, Julia R.

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321

Effects of secondary air injection during cold start of SI engines  

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The paucity of exhaust oxygen during cold start of automobile SI engines limits the extent of exothermic chemical reactions in the exhaust port, manifold, and catalyst. The injection of air into the exhaust system therefore ...

Lee, Dongkun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Convex hulls of a curve in control theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A classification is obtained for typical singularities of the local transitivity sets of control systems on three-dimensional manifolds with nonconvex indicatrices that are closed smooth spatial curves. Bibliography: 8 titles.

Kurbatskii, Aleksei N [Moscow School of Economics of Lomonosov MSU, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

323

OM10301 1/20 Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting and Symposium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Control 5. Remote Handling 6. Blanket Manifold Remote Handling 7. Divertor Armour Strategy 8. Capacity Modules Strategy 12. Hot Cell Design 13. Heating Current Drive Strategy, Diagnostics and Research Plan

324

Casing design for trapped annular pressure buildup  

SciTech Connect

Conventional single-string analysis for casing design with annular-fluid expansion can underpredict or overpredict pressures between strings because multistring effects are neglected. Multiple-string systems with multiple sealed annuli behave as composite interactive systems. This paper presents a constitutive-based multistring analysis method for composite string effects and complex fluid behavior. The composite stiffness of cemented casings is determined from elastic stress/strain relationships, and the nonlinear fluid behavior is modeled by direct use of fluid PVT relations in the formulation and solution. The method is incorporated in a computer model linking comprehensive stress calculations to accurate temperature and pressure predictions. Sensitivity studies of the system response to various key parameters and operating conditions are presented, and comparisons are made with single-string analyses to demonstrate the strong interaction between casing strings.

Halal, A.S.; Mitchell, R.F. (Enertech Engineering Research Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Light-water breeder reactor (LWBR Development Program)  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described is a light-water-moderated and -cooled nuclear breeder reactor of the seed-blanket type characterized by core modules comprising loosely packed blanket zones enriched with fissile fuel and axial zoning in the seed and blanket regions within each core module. Reactivity control over lifetime is achieved by axial displacement of movable seed zones without the use of poison rods in the embodiment illustrated. The seed is further characterized by a hydrogen-to-uranium-233 atom ratio in the range 10 to 200 and a uranium-233-to-thorium-232 atom ratio ranging from 0.012 to 0.200. The seed occupies from 10 to 35 percent of the core volume in the form of one or more individual islands or annuli. (NSA 26: 55130)

Beaudoin, B.R.; Cohen, J.D.; Jones, D.H.; Marier, L.J. Jr.; Raab, H.F.

1972-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

326

Experimental investigation and model verification for a GAX absorber  

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In the ammonia-water generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) absorption heat pump, the heat and mass transfer processes which occur between the generator and absorber are the most crucial in assuring that the heat pump will achieve COPs competitive with those of current technologies. In this study, a model is developed for the heat and mass transfer processes that occur in a counter-current vertical fluted tube absorber (VFTA) with inserts. Correlations for heat and mass transfer in annuli are used to model the processes in the VTA. Experimental data is used to validate the model for three different insert geometries. Comparison of model results with experimental data provides insight into model corrections necessary to bring the model into agreement with the physical phenomena observed in the laboratory.

Palmer, S.C. [Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.; Christensen, R.N. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

327

Hydrodynamics of adiabatic inverted annular flow: an experimental study. [PWR; BWR  

SciTech Connect

For low-quality film boiling in tubes or rod bundles, the flow pattern may consist of a liquid jet-like core surrounded by a vapor annulus, i.e., inverted annular flow. The stability, shape, and break-up mechanisms of this liquid core must be understood in order to model correctly this regime and to develop appropriate interfacial transfer correlations. This paper reports on a study in which inverted annular flow was simulated in an adiabatic system. Turbulent water jets, issuing downward from long-aspect nozzles were enclosed within cocurrent gas annuli. Jet-core diameter and velocity, and gas-annulus diameter, velocity, and species were varied, yielding liquid Reynolds numbers up to 33,000, void fractions from 0.29 to 0.95, and relative velocities from near zero to over 80 m/s. Jet-core break-up lengths and secondarily, core break-up mechanisms, were observed visually, using strobe lighting.

De Jarlais, G.; Ishii, M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Quantum Mechanics and Closed Timelike Curves  

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General relativity allows solutions exhibiting closed timelike curves. Time travel generates paradoxes and quantum mechanics generalizations were proposed to solve those paradoxes. The implications of self-consistent interactions on acausal region of space-time are investigated. If the correspondence principle is true, then all generalizations of quantum mechanics on acausal manifolds are not renormalizable. Therefore quantum mechanics can only be defined on global hyperbolic manifolds and all general relativity solutions exhibiting time travel are unphysical.

Florin Moldoveanu

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

329

On convergence of the projective integration method for stiff ordinary differential equations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a convergence proof of the projective integration method for a class of deterministic multi-dimensional multi-scale systems which are amenable to centre manifold theory. The error is shown to contain contributions associated with the numerical accuracy of the microsolver, the numerical accuracy of the macrosolver and the distance from the centre manifold caused by the combined effect of micro- and macrosolvers, respectively. We corroborate our results by numerical simulations.

John Maclean; Georg A. Gottwald

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

330

The 5D to 4D projection model applied as a Lepton to Galaxy Creation model  

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The 5D to 4D projection is presented in a simple geometry giving the Perelman Theorem, resulting in a 3D doughnut structure for the space manifold of the Lorentz space-time. It is shown that in the lowest quantum state, this Lorentz manifold confines and gives the de Broglie leptons from the massless 5D e-trinos. On the scale of the universe, it allows for a model for the creation of galaxies.

Kai-Wai Wong; Gisela A. M. Dreschhoff; Högne Jungner

2013-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

331

YANG-MILLS THEORY FOR BUNDLE GERBES  

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Abstract. Given a bundle gerbe with connection on an oriented Riemannian manifold of dimension at least equal to 3, we formulate and study the associated Yang-Mills equations. When the Riemannian manifold is compact and oriented, we prove the existence of instanton solutions to the equations and also determine the moduli space of instantons, thus giving a complete analysis in this case. We also study duality in this context.

Varghese Mathai; David Roberts

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Radioactivity of the Cooling Water  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

The most important source of radioactivity at the exit manifold of the pile will be due to O{sup 19}, formed by neutron absorption of O{sup 18}. A recent measurement of Fermi and Weil permits to estimate that it will be safe to stay about 80 minutes daily close to the exit manifolds without any shield. Estimates are given for the radioactivities from other sources both in the neighborhood and farther away from the pile.

Wigner, E. P.

1943-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Methods for disassembling, replacing and assembling parts of a steam cooling system for a gas turbine  

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The steam cooling circuit for a gas turbine includes a bore tube assembly supplying steam to circumferentially spaced radial tubes coupled to supply elbows for transitioning the radial steam flow in an axial direction along steam supply tubes adjacent the rim of the rotor. The supply tubes supply steam to circumferentially spaced manifold segments located on the aft side of the 1-2 spacer for supplying steam to the buckets of the first and second stages. Spent return steam from these buckets flows to a plurality of circumferentially spaced return manifold segments disposed on the forward face of the 1-2 spacer. Crossover tubes couple the steam supply from the steam supply manifold segments through the 1-2 spacer to the buckets of the first stage. Crossover tubes through the 1-2 spacer also return steam from the buckets of the second stage to the return manifold segments. Axially extending return tubes convey spent cooling steam from the return manifold segments to radial tubes via return elbows. The bore tube assembly, radial tubes, elbows, manifold segments and crossover tubes are removable from the turbine rotor and replaceable.

Wilson, Ian D. (Mauldin, SC); Wesorick, Ronald R. (Albany, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Environmental continuous air monitor inlet with combined preseparator and virtual impactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An inlet for an environmental air monitor is described wherein a pre-separator interfaces with ambient environment air and removes debris and insects commonly associated with high wind outdoors and a deflector plate in communication with incoming air from the pre-separator stage, that directs the air radially and downward uniformly into a plurality of accelerator jets located in a manifold of a virtual impactor, the manifold being cylindrical and having a top, a base, and a wall, with the plurality of accelerator jets being located in the top of the manifold and receiving the directed air and accelerating directed air, thereby creating jets of air penetrating into the manifold, where a major flow is deflected to the walls of the manifold and extracted through ports in the walls. A plurality of receiver nozzles are located in the base of the manifold coaxial with the accelerator jets, and a plurality of matching flow restrictor elements are located in the plurality of receiver nozzles for balancing and equalizing the total minor flow among all the plurality of receiver nozzles, through which a lower, fractional flow extracts large particle constituents of the air for collection on a sample filter after passing through the plurality of receiver nozzles and the plurality of matching flow restrictor elements.

Rodgers, John C. (Santa Fe, NM)

2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

335

Method for gravel packing wells  

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This patent describes a method for gravel packing a well that penetrates an unconsolidated or poorly consolidated subterranean oil or gas reservoir. It comprises: providing a borehole casing through the reservoir; perforating the casing at preselected intervals therealong to form at least one set of longitudinal, perforation tunnels adjacent a substantial portion of the reservoir; locating a sand screen inside the casing and in juxtaposition with the perforation tunnels, an annulus being formed between the sand screen and the casing; positioning a conduit in juxtaposition with the sand screen extending substantially the length of the sand screen and having its upper extremity open to fluids; injecting a fluid slurry containing gravel down through the annulus and conduit whereby the fluid portion of the slurry is forced out of the annulus through the perforation tunnels into the reservoir and the gravel portion of the slurry deposited in the annulus and forced into the perforation tunnels into the formation; sizing the cross-sectional area of the conduit and the annulus so that if gravel forms a bridge in a portion of the annulus thereby blocking the flow of fluid slurry through the the annulus, fluid slurry containing gravel will continue to flow through the conduit and into the annulus around the gravel bridge; and terminating the injection of the slurry.

Jones, L.G.

1990-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

336

An analysis of rate-sensitive skin in oil wells  

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This paper documents the results of the perforating program for the first forty wells in the Kuparuk River Field in Alaska. Several different types of perforating guns were used to perforate the wells at varying shot densities. Pressure transient tests were conducted on each well to measure skin damage and flow efficiency. A correlation of average flow efficiency with perforating gun type and shot density is presented. This shows that shot densities above 4 shots/ft result in less skin damage, and wells completed with 12 shots/ft have little or no damage. The effect of perforation penetration is also shown to be a factor in reducing damage, but with all other factors being equal, 12 shots/ft is shown to result in the least amount of damage. The above results are explained by a detailed analysis of multiple buildup tests at varying rates which were performed on some of the highly damaged wells completed during the early development of the field. These tests indicated skin damage to be rate sensitive with some true formation damage also present. Non-Darcy flow and gas saturation near the wellbore are shown to contribute to the rate-sensitive skin factors. A method of analysis is presented which allows non-Darcy flow skin factors to be calculated when gas saturation is also causing a skin effect. This can be accomplished without fluid property and relative permeability data, which is necessary to calculate saturation effects using standard analysis methods.

Blacker, L.K.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Electrochemical removal of material from metallic work  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Deburring, polishing, surface forming and the like are carried out by electrochemical machining with conformable electrode means including an electrically conducting and an insulating web. The surface of the work to be processed is covered by a deformable electrically insulating web or cloth which is perforated and conforms with the work. The web is covered by a deformable perforated electrically conducting screen electrode which also conforms with, and is insulated from, the work by the insulating web. An electrolyte is conducted through the electrode and insulating web and along the work through a perforated elastic member which engages the electrode under pressure pressing the electrode and web against the work. High current under low voltage is conducted betwen the electrode and work through the insulator, removing material from the work. Under the pressure of the elastic member, the electrode and insulator continue to conform with the work and the spacing between the electrode and work is maintained constant.

Csakvary, Tibor (Wilkens Township, Allegheny County, PA); Fromson, Robert E. (Wilkens Township, Allegheny County, PA)

1980-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

338

Minimizing formation damage during gravel pack operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for minimizing formation damage caused by intrusive fluids prior to a gravel packing operation in loosely consolidated formations penetrated by at least one well. The method comprises: filling the casing of the well with an underbalanced completion fluid; placing within the well a removable packer capable of isolating the space between the casing and the formation from the downhole well pressure; setting through the packer a first tubing suitable for perforating and stabilizing the flow of fluids into the well; perforating the casing; and introducing a blocking agent into the formation via the perforations which agent upon solidification is sufficient to minimize formation damage by avoiding the introduction of formation fluids.

Jennings, A.R. Jr.

1987-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

339

Method to prevent/mitigate steam explosions in casting pits  

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Steam explosions can be prevented or mitigated during a metal casting process by the placement of a perforated flooring system in the casting pit. An upward flow of compressed gas through this perforated flooring system is introduced during the casting process to produce a buffer layer between any spilled molten metal and the cooling water in the reservoir. This buffer layer provides a hydrodynamic layer which acts to prevent or mitigate steam explosions resulting from hot, molten metal being spilled into or onto the cooling water.

Taleyarkhan, Rusi P. (Knoxville, TN)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

JAERI instrumented spool piece performance in two-phase flow  

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Instrumented spool pieces to be installed in horizontal piping on the Cylindrical Core Test Facility (CCTF) at the Japanese Atomic Energy Institute (JAERI) have been designed and tested. The instrumented spool pieces will provide measurements from which mass flow rates can be computed. The primary instruments included in the spool pieces are a full-flow turbine, a full-flow perforated drag plate, and a low energy three-beam photon densitometer. Secondary instruments are provided to measured absolute pressure, fluid temperature, and differential pressure across the full-flow perforated drag plate.

Colson, J.B.; Gilbert, J.V.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Aortoesophageal Fistula and Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Induced by Swallowed Fish Bone: A Report of Two Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Esophageal perforation caused by accidental swallowing of fish bones can lead to rare complications, such as aortoesophageal fistula accompanied by aortic pseudoaneurysm, which can be fatal if not properly handled. We report two rare cases of aortoesophageal fistula and aortic pseudoaneurysm caused by esophagus perforation after accidental swallow of fish bone; the patients also had purulent mediastinitis and esophagitis. The treatment of aortic pseudoaneurysm was successful in both cases, with one patient undergoing surgical resection and aortic neoplasty and the other patient undergoing endovascular stent graft placement. Long-term antibiotic treatment was administered to both patients after surgery. There were no postsurgical complications, and the patients recovered without incident.

Chen Aiping, E-mail: chenaiping-123@163.com; Yu Hong, E-mail: yuhongphd@163.com [Second Military Medical University, Department of Radiology, Changzheng Hospital (China); Li Huimin [Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital (China); Xiao Xiangsheng, E-mail: cjr.xxsh@vip163.com; Liu Shiyuan [Second Military Medical University, Department of Radiology, Changzheng Hospital (China)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

342

Coal-feeding mechanism for a fluidized bed combustion chamber  

SciTech Connect

The present invention is directed to a fuel-feeding mechanism for a fluidized bed combustor. In accordance with the present invention a perforated conveyor belt is utilized in place of the fixed grid normally disposed at the lower end of the fluidized bed combustion zone. The conveyor belt is fed with fuel, e.g. coal, at one end thereof so that the air passing through the perforations dislodges the coal from the belt and feeds the coal into the fluidized zone in a substantially uniform manner.

Gall, Robert L. (Morgantown, WV)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Deep frac activity breaks records in Rockies  

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Record depths and extent of massive hydraulic fracture treatments have been reported in central Wyoming recently. Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Co. pumped 250,000 lb of bauxite through 24 perforations between 18,970 and 19,253 ft near Lysite, and Halliburton Services forced 110,140 lb of bauxite through a set of perforations between 20,064 and 20,100 ft in the Madden Gas Field. Dowell also treated another Madden Field well with 340,000 lb of bauxite between 20,031 and 20,099 ft. The Dowell treatments utilized the new YF400 frac fluid to deal with static bottom-hole temperatures.

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1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Method to prevent/mitigate steam explosions in casting pits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Steam explosions can be prevented or mitigated during a metal casting process by the placement of a perforated flooring system in the casting pit. An upward flow of compressed gas through this perforated flooring system is introduced during the casting process to produce a buffer layer between any spilled molten metal and the cooling water in the reservoir. This buffer layer provides a hydrodynamic layer which acts to prevent or mitigate steam explosions resulting from hot, molten metal being spilled into or onto the cooling water. 3 figs.

Taleyarkhan, R.P.

1996-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

345

Wellbottom fluid implosion treatment system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for inducing implosion shock forces on perforation traversing earth formations with fluid pressure where an implosion tool is selected relative to a shut in well pressure and a tubing pressure to have a large and small area piston relationship in a well tool so that at a predetermined tubing pressure the pistons move a sufficient distance to open an implosion valve which permits a sudden release of well fluid pressure into the tubing string and produces an implosion force on the perforations. A pressure gauge on the well tool records tubing pressure and well pressure as a function of time.

Brieger, Emmet F. (HC 67 Box 58, Nogal, NM 88341)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Fail-safe storage rack for irradiated fuel rod assemblies  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fail-safe storage rack is provided for interim storage of spent but radioactive nuclear fuel rod assemblies. The rack consists of a checkerboard array of substantially square, elongate receiving tubes fully enclosed by a double walled container, the outer wall of which is imperforate for liquid containment and the inner wall of which is provided with perforations for admitting moderator liquid flow to the elongate receiving tubes, the liquid serving to take up waste heat from the stored nuclear assemblies and dissipate same to the ambient liquid reservoir. A perforated cover sealing the rack facilitates cooling liquid entry and dissipation.

Lewis, D.R.

1993-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

347

Fail-safe storage rack for fuel rod assemblies  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This report discusses a fail-safe storage rack which is provided for interim storage of spent but radioactive nuclear fuel rod assemblies. The rack consists of a checkerboard array of substantially square, elongate receiving tubes fully enclosed by a double walled container, the outer wall of which is imperforate for liquid containment and the inner wall of which is provided with perforations for admitting moderator liquid flow to the elongate receiving tubes, the liquid serving to take up waste heat from the stored nuclear assemblies and dissipate same to the ambient liquid reservoir. A perforated cover sealing the rack facilitates cooling liquid entry and dissipation.

Lewis, D.R.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

348

Steam cooling system for a gas turbine  

SciTech Connect

The steam cooling circuit for a gas turbine includes a bore tube assembly supplying steam to circumferentially spaced radial tubes coupled to supply elbows for transitioning the radial steam flow in an axial direction along steam supply tubes adjacent the rim of the rotor. The supply tubes supply steam to circumferentially spaced manifold segments located on the aft side of the 1-2 spacer for supplying steam to the buckets of the first and second stages. Spent return steam from these buckets flows to a plurality of circumferentially spaced return manifold segments disposed on the forward face of the 1-2 spacer. Crossover tubes couple the steam supply from the steam supply manifold segments through the 1-2 spacer to the buckets of the first stage. Crossover tubes through the 1-2 spacer also return steam from the buckets of the second stage to the return manifold segments. Axially extending return tubes convey spent cooling steam from the return manifold segments to radial tubes via return elbows.

Wilson, Ian David (Mauldin, SC); Barb, Kevin Joseph (Halfmoon, NY); Li, Ming Cheng (Cincinnati, OH); Hyde, Susan Marie (Schenectady, NY); Mashey, Thomas Charles (Coxsackie, NY); Wesorick, Ronald Richard (Albany, NY); Glynn, Christopher Charles (Hamilton, OH); Hemsworth, Martin C. (Cincinnati, OH)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Apparatus for improving gasoline comsumption, power and reducing emission pollutants of internal combustion engines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This patent describes an apparatus for improving performance and reducing fuel comsumption and emission pollutants from an internal combustion gasoline engine. This apparatus consists of: 1.) an internal combustion gasoline engine having, in part, an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold where the exhaust manifold is modified to include a manifold exhaust port; 2.) a modified internal combustion engine carburetor connected to the intake manifold on the engine; 3.) a positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) which has an input port conventionally connected to the internal combustion engine and also has a PCV output port; 4.) an automobile fuel pump having an input connected to a conventional fuel tank and having a fuel pump output port; 5.) a thermic reactor; 6.) a thermic reactor air cleaner pneumatically connected to the clean air input port on the thermic reactor; 7.) a catalytic gas injector; 8.) a fuel regulator/restrictor consisting of a solid block having a fuel pump input port and a carburetor output port.

Piedrafita, R.

1986-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

350

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64 64 Prolect Information Project Titre: Optimization Project Area #2 I Date: I 612412013 DOl!Code: I Contractor Code: I Project lead: Sha~Nonnan Project overview The purpose of this project Is lo replace oorroded steel lines from 35 weDs with a 2· polypipe, bring the wells 1. Brief project desclipllon (Include back on production, route the production from 24 of them into T-3-34 Test Manifold I, and lnslal a line from anything that could impact the T-3-34 Test Manifold lo T-2-34 Production Manifold for shipment, picking up 11 additional weNs. This will enVJronmentj lnetease production approximately 30 barrels of oil per day (BOPO) and will have a 40 day payout at $80/bbl oil price. In addition, three tanks al well sites will be taken out of selVioe and the need lo truck that oil lo the

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3 Rf..V I 3 Rf..V I Project Information Project Title: Optimization Project Area# 1 Date: 712212013 DOl!Code: Project Lead: Sharyl Norman Project Overview 1. Brief project description [include anything that could mpact the environment] 2. Legal location 3. Duration of the project 4. Major equipment to be used Contractor Code: The purpose of this project is to replace corroded steel lines from 35 wells with a 2" poly pipe, bring the wells back on production, route the production from 24 of them into T-3-34 Test Manifold I, and install a line from T-:>34 Test Manifold to T-2-34 Production Manifold for shipment, picking up 11 additional wells. This will increase production approximately 30 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) and will have a 40 day payout at $80/bbl

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5 5 Project lnfonnatlon Project Title: OptiTlizatlon Project# 3 Date: 712212013 DOE Code: Contractor Code: Project Lead: Sharyl Norman Project~ 1. Bnef proiect desaiptlon [include anything that could rnpact the environment] 2. Legal location 3. Duration of the project 4. Major equipment to be used The purpose of this project is to replace oorroded steel fines from 35 wells with a 2· polypipe, bring the wells back on production, route the production from 24 of them into T.J.34 Test Manifold I, and install a fine from T-3-34 Test Manifold to T-2-34 Production Manifold for shipment, picking up 11 additional wells. This will Increase production approximately 30 barrels of oil per day (BOPO) and wiU have a 40 day payout at S80lbbl oil price. In addition. three tanks at wen sites will be taken out of service and the need to truck that oil to the

353

Debris trap in a turbine cooling system  

SciTech Connect

In a turbine having a rotor and a plurality of stages, each stage comprising a row of buckets mounted on the rotor for rotation therewith; and wherein the buckets of at least one of the stages are cooled by steam, the improvement comprising at least one axially extending cooling steam supply conduit communicating with an at least partially annular steam supply manifold; one or more axially extending cooling steam feed tubes connected to the manifold at a location radially outwardly of the cooling steam supply conduit, the feed tubes arranged to supply cooling steam to the buckets of at least one of the plurality of stages; the manifold extending radially beyond the feed tubes to thereby create a debris trap region for collecting debris under centrifugal loading caused by rotation of the rotor.

Wilson, Ian David (Clifton Park, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

An optimization approach to kinetic model reduction for combustion chemistry  

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Model reduction methods are relevant when the computation time of a full convection-diffusion-reaction simulation based on detailed chemical reaction mechanisms is too large. In this article, we review a model reduction approach based on optimization of trajectories and show its applicability to realistic combustion models. As most model reduction methods, it identifies points on a slow invariant manifold based on time scale separation in the dynamics of the reaction system. The numerical approximation of points on the manifold is achieved by solving a semi-infinite optimization problem, where the dynamics enter the problem as constraints. The proof of existence of a solution for an arbitrarily chosen dimension of the reduced model (slow manifold) is extended to the case of realistic combustion models including thermochemistry by considering the properties of proper maps. The model reduction approach is finally applied to three models based on realistic reaction mechanisms: 1. ozone decomposition as a small t...

Lebiedz, Dirk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Minimal Curvature Trajectories: Riemannian Geometry Concepts for Model Reduction in Chemical Kinetics  

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In dissipative ordinary differential equation systems different time scales cause anisotropic phase volume contraction along solution trajectories. Model reduction methods exploit this for simplifying chemical kinetics via a time scale separation into fast and slow modes. The aim is to approximate the system dynamics with a dimension-reduced model after eliminating the fast modes by enslaving them to the slow ones via computation of a slow attracting manifold. We present a novel method for computing approximations of such manifolds using trajectory-based optimization. We discuss Riemannian geometry concepts as a basis for suitable optimization criteria characterizing trajectories near slow attracting manifolds and thus provide insight into fundamental geometric properties of multiple time scale chemical kinetics. The optimization criteria correspond to a suitable mathematical formulation of "minimal relaxation" of chemical forces along reaction trajectories under given constraints. We present various geometri...

Lebiedz, Dirk; Siehr, Jochen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Footprint structures due to resonant magnetic perturbations in DIII-D  

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Numerical modeling of the typical footprint structures on the target plates of a divertor tokamak is presented. In the tokamak DIII-D [J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 614 (2002)] toroidal mode number n=3 resonant magnetic perturbations are responsible for characteristic footprint stripes. The numerics can resolve substructures within each footprint stripe, which are related to the internal magnetic topology. It is shown that the footprint structures on the inner target plate can be predicted by the unstable manifolds of the separatrix and the q=4 resonant surface. By their intersection with the divertor target plate the unstable manifolds form the footprint boundary and substructures within. Based on the manifold analysis, the boundaries and interior structures of the footprints are explained. A direct connection of all magnetic resonances inside the stochastic plasma volume to the target plates is verified.

Wingen, A.; Spatschek, K. H. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, D-40225 Duesseldorf (Germany); Evans, T. E. [General Atomics, San Diego, California 92186-5608 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

357

Fundamental solution of the Laplacian in the hyperboloid model of hyperbolic geometry  

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Due to the isotropy of $d$-dimensional hyperbolic space, one expects there to exist a spherically symmetric fundamental solution for its corresponding Laplace-Beltrami operator. The $R$-radius hyperboloid model of hyperbolic geometry $\\Hi_R^d$ with $R>0$, represents a Riemannian manifold with negative-constant sectional curvature. We obtain a spherically symmetric fundamental solution of Laplace's equation on this manifold in terms of its geodesic radius. We give several matching expressions for this fundamental solution including a definite integral over reciprocal powers of the hyperbolic sine, finite summation expression over hyperbolic functions, Gauss hypergeometric functions, and in terms of the associated Legendre function of the second kind with order and degree given by $d/2-1$ with real argument greater than unity. We also demonstrate uniqueness for a fundamental solution of Laplace's equation on this manifold in terms of a vanishing decay at infinity.

Howard S. Cohl; Ernie G. Kalnins

2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

358

Liners for ion transport membrane systems  

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Ion transport membrane system comprising (a) a pressure vessel comprising an interior, an exterior, an inlet, an inlet conduit, an outlet, and an outlet conduit; (b) a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and arranged in series, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide ceramic material and having an interior region and an exterior region, wherein the inlet and the outlet of the pressure vessel are in flow communication with exterior regions of the membrane modules; (c) a gas manifold having an interior surface wherein the gas manifold is in flow communication with the interior region of each of the planar ion transport membrane modules and with the exterior of the pressure vessel; and (d) a liner disposed within any of the inlet conduit, the outlet conduit, and the interior surface of the gas manifold.

Carolan, Michael Francis (Allentown, PA); Miller, Christopher Francis (Macungie, PA)

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

359

A timeshared foreline and roughing vacuum system  

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A system to perform turbomolecular drag foreline pumping and scattering chamber roughing was installed in the Surface Modification and Characterization Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The system consists of an oil-free mechanical scroll pump that can be connected to either a roughing manifold serving four scattering chambers or to a foreline ballast tank and manifold serving five turbomolecular drag pumps. A controller mediates the demands of the two manifolds, giving priority to the foreline. Due to the low leakage from the accelerator beamlines, the duty cycle in the foreline pumping mode consists of a few minutes of operating time every few days, greatly reducing wear on the scroll pump. Significant savings are realized due to reduced consumption of liquid nitrogen for sorption pumping, elimination of oil changes and repairs to individual mechanical foreline pumps, and lower electrical power consumption.

Hensley, D.K.; Thomas, D.K.; Poker, D.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Solid State Div.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

High Specific Power, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack  

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High Specific Power, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack High Specific Power, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack High Specific Power, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack The present invention is a fuel cell stack including at least one direct methanol fuel cell. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email High Specific Power, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Stack The present invention is a fuel cell stack including at least one direct methanol fuel cell. A cathode manifold is used to convey ambient air to each fuel cell, and an anode manifold is used to convey liquid methanol fuel to each fuel cell. Tie-bolt penetrations and tie-bolts are spaced evenly around the perimeter to hold the fuel cell stack together. Each fuel cell uses two graphite-based plates. One plate includes a cathode active area that is defined by serpentine channels connecting the inlet manifold

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361

Catalytic Reactor For Oxidizing Mercury Vapor  

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A catalytic reactor (10) for oxidizing elemental mercury contained in flue gas is provided. The catalyst reactor (10) comprises within a flue gas conduit a perforated corona discharge plate (30a, b) having a plurality of through openings (33) and a plurality of projecting corona discharge electrodes (31); a perforated electrode plate (40a, b, c) having a plurality of through openings (43) axially aligned with the through openings (33) of the perforated corona discharge plate (30a, b) displaced from and opposing the tips of the corona discharge electrodes (31); and a catalyst member (60a, b, c, d) overlaying that face of the perforated electrode plate (40a, b, c) opposing the tips of the corona discharge electrodes (31). A uniformly distributed corona discharge plasma (1000) is intermittently generated between the plurality of corona discharge electrode tips (31) and the catalyst member (60a, b, c, d) when a stream of flue gas is passed through the conduit. During those periods when corona discharge (1000) is not being generated, the catalyst molecules of the catalyst member (60a, b, c, d) adsorb mercury vapor contained in the passing flue gas. During those periods when corona discharge (1000) is being generated, ions and active radicals contained in the generated corona discharge plasma (1000) desorb the mercury from the catalyst molecules of the catalyst member (60a, b, c, d), oxidizing the mercury in virtually simultaneous manner. The desorption process regenerates and activates the catalyst member molecules.

Helfritch, Dennis J. (Baltimore, MD)

1998-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

362

Bipolar battery with array of sealed cells  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lithium alloy/metal sulfide battery as a dipolar battery is disclosed with an array of stacked cells with the anode and cathode electrode materials in each cell sealed in a confining structure and separated from one another except across separator material interposed therebetween. The separator material is contained in a module having separate perforated metallic sheets that sandwich opposite sides of the separator material for the cell and an annular insulating spacer that surrounds the separator material beyond the perforations and is also sandwiched between and sealed to the sheets. The peripheral edges of the sheets project outwardly beyond the spacer, traverse the side edges of the adjacent electrode material to form cup-like electrode holders, and are fused to the adjacent current collector or end face members of the array. Electrolyte is infused into the electrolyte cavity through the perforations of one of the metallic sheets with the perforations also functioning to allow ionic conductance across the separator material between the adjacent electrodes. A gas-tight housing provides an enclosure of the array.

Kaun, T.D.; Smaga, J.A.

1986-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

363

FDTD analysis on PBG via structures printed on CPW lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There have recently been a number of studies on the photonic band-gap (PBG) structures in microelectronics and communications areas. In most of the studies, the PBG filtering behaviour was fulfilled by a periodic pattern of perforations on the ground ... Keywords: FDTD method, PBG structures, conductive vias

Ming-Sze Tong; Tae-Gyu Chang

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Ozone decomposing filter  

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In an improved ozone decomposing air filter carbon fibers are held together with a carbonized binder in a perforated structure. The structure is made by combining rayon fibers with gelatin, forming the mixture in a mold, freeze-drying, and vacuum baking.

Simandl, Ronald F. (Farragut, TN); Brown, John D. (Harriman, TN); Whinnery, Jr., LeRoy L. (Dublin, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Modelling well leakage in multilayer aquifer systems using the extended finite element method  

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The extended finite element method (XFEM) is applied to the problem of predicting the steady-state leakage from layered sedimentary aquifer systems perforated by abandoned wells. Multi-aquifer systems are modelled using a quasi-three-dimensional model ... Keywords: Extended finite element method, GFEM, Generalised finite element method, Leakage, Multi-aquifer systems, XFEM

Robert Gracie; James R. Craig

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

THE EFFECT OF LOCATION OF THE PREDICTED PERFORMANCE OF A HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER  

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of houses with a high perfor- mance heat pump as well as resistance, gas, and oil heated houses with a high#12;THE EFFECT OF LOCATION OF THE PREDICTED PERFORMANCE OF A HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER Laboratory testing and field testing have shown that a heat pump water heater (HPWH) uses about half the electrical

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

367

Genizah MS T-S AS 152.410  

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*k T-S AS 152.410 *t Accounts *s 20.3 x 22.4; ca. 9 lines + marginalia (recto); 13 lines (verso) *m Vellum; 1 leaf; torn *l Hebrew; Judaeo-Arabic *c Accounts, mentioning spices and quantities. *e Lines of perforated dots all over the leaf....

Unknown

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

368

Reflection and Transmission of Equatorial Rossby Waves  

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The interaction of equatorial Rossby waves with a western boundary perforated with one or more narrow gaps is investigated using a shallow-water numerical model and supporting theory. It is found that very little of the incident energy flux is ...

Michael A. Spall; Joseph Pedlosky

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 87, NO. 4, 25 AUGUST 2004 413 CURRENTSCIENCE  

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has turned to the use of drugs to enhance athletic perfor- mance. In an editorial in Science, Donald and field a lot more before they took it into the lab' (Science, 2004, 305, 573). While drug use is a clear potential of local talent. China, which many years ago had to be content with limited Olympic success, has

Balaram , P.

370

High voltage gas insulated transmission line with continuous particle trapping  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides a novel high voltage gas insulated transmission line utilizing insulating supports spaced at intervals with snap-in means for supporting a continuous trapping apparatus and said trapping apparatus having perforations and cutouts to facilitate trapping of contaminating particles and system flexibility.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Dale, Steinar J. (Monroeville, PA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Transactions of the ASAE Vol. 48(2): 841-847 E 2005 American Society of Agricultural Engineers ISSN 0001-2351 841  

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piece of plywood. This platform was attached to the XY table in the same way as the Styrofoam platform dimensions as the plywood platform. The perforated Plexiglas was fastened to the top of the plywood platform in the Results and Discussion section) appeared to be associated with the design of the plywood platform, a third

Finer, John J.

372

SAFETY TRIP REPORT ON US-JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM  

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of US and Japanese JWG (Joint Working Group) members and past meetings were distributed. History of JWG;5 PPPL has 524 employees, including 20 ES&H professionals Levine Accident/incident history was reported source design document has a good descriptive cover page. High voltage oil tank. Perforated metal

373

A verifiable SSA program representation for aggressive compiler optimization  

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We present a verifiable low-level program representation to embed, propagate, and preserve safety information in high perfor-mance compilers for safe languages such as Java and C#. Our representation precisely encodes safety information via static single-assignment ... Keywords: SSA formalization, check elimination, intermediate representations, proof variables, safety dependences, type systems, typeability preservation, typed intermediate languages

Vijay S. Menon; Neal Glew; Brian R. Murphy; Andrew McCreight; Tatiana Shpeisman; Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai; Leaf Petersen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Journal of Fluids and Structures 23 (2007) 809838 Oscillation of shallow flow past a cavity: Resonant coupling  

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of large-scale pipes and power plants. In the event that the flow is along a perforated surface bounded: Resonant coupling with a gravity wave A. Ekmekci, D. RockwellÃ? Department of Mechanical Engineering. Instabilities of these classes of shear flows can couple with the fundamental gravity-wave mode of the adjacent

Sislian, J. P.

375

Heat exchanger support apparatus in a fluidized bed  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat exchanger is mounted in the upper portion of a fluidized combusting bed for the control of the temperature of the bed. A support, made up of tubes, is extended from the perforated plate of the fluidized bed up to the heat exchanger. The tubular support framework for the heat exchanger has liquid circulated therethrough to prevent deterioration of the support.

Lawton, Carl W. (West Hartford, CT)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Biotechnology Update August 2005  

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, and manufacturing for the business worldwide. In addition to their site in Ames, Iowa, BIVI has sites in Sioux biotechnology are embraced by the state, including biological research; development and manufacturing; genetics from manufactur- ing spray-dried plasma proteins used as perfor- mance enhancers in swine diets

Beresnev, Igor

377

Bipolar battery with array of sealed cells  

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A lithium alloy/metal sulfide battery as a dipolar battery is disclosed with an array of stacked cells with the anode and cathode electrode materials in each cell sealed in a confining structure and separated from one another except across separator material interposed therebetween. The separator material is contained in a module having separate perforated metallic sheets that sandwich opposite sides of the separator material for the cell and an annular insulating spacer that surrounds the separator material beyond the perforations and is also sandwiched between and sealed to the sheets. The peripheral edges of the sheets project outwardly beyond the spacer, traverse the side edges of the adjacent electrode material to form cup-like electrode holders, and are fused to the adjacent current collector or end face members of the array. Electrolyte is infused into the electrolyte cavity through the perforations of one of the metallic sheets with the perforations also functioning to allow ionic conductance across the separator material between the adjacent electrodes. A gas-tight housing provides an enclosure of the array.

Kaun, Thomas D. (New Lenox, IL); Smaga, John A. (Lemont, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Corium protection assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A corium protection assembly includes a perforated base grid disposed below a pressure vessel containing a nuclear reactor core and spaced vertically above a containment vessel floor to define a sump therebetween. A plurality of layers of protective blocks are disposed on the grid for protecting the containment vessel floor from the corium.

Gou, Perng-Fei (Saratoga, CA); Townsend, Harold E. (Campbell, CA); Barbanti, Giancarlo (Sirtori, IT)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Improved SOA persistence architectural model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Companies often face difficulties when building the data services layer. The most common problems are poor data quality, perfor-mance issues and heterogeneity of data sources. In this article, we propose solutions to the problems described and merge ... Keywords: BPEL, MDM, SDO, SOA, data services, dehydration store, in-memory data grid, persistence, service result caching

Marcel Krizevnik; Matjaz B. Juric

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

F O R T Y -E I G H T H A N N U A L C O L O R A D O  

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throughout the state during the year, ranging from presentations to industry associations and non- profit in their industry's economic perfor- mance during the second half of the year. These updates are published national and state economic trends and how their industry will perform in the coming quarter

Stowell, Michael

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381

he first glossary of common and not-so-common terms and buzz-  

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he first glossary of common and not-so-common terms and buzz- words for reference to high perfor for an update because · many new terms have arisen or, in some cases, their original meanings have expanded- vides guidance and changes in some of the more commonly accepted terms (2). This month's "Column Watch

Frey, Douglas D.

382

Control Techniques to Eliminate Voltage Emergencies in High Performance Processors  

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negligible impact on perfor­ mance and energy. With the ITRS roadmap predicting aggres­ sive drops in supply. At present it is difficult to design a high quality, low impedance power supply system, and industry trends in current variability, often re­ ferred to as the dI/dt problem, can cause supply voltage fluc­ tuations

Martonosi, Margaret

383

Control Techniques to Eliminate Voltage Emergencies in High Performance Processors  

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negligible impact on perfor- mance and energy. With the ITRS roadmap predicting aggres- sive drops in supply. At present it is difficult to design a high quality, low impedance power supply system, and industry trends in current variability, often re- ferred to as the dI/dt problem, can cause supply voltage fluc- tuations

Gupta, Rajiv

384

Solar Buildings: Transpired Air Collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Transpired air collectors preheat building ventilation air by using the building's ventilation fan to draw fresh air through the system. The intake air is heated as it passes through the perforated absorber plate and up the plenum between the absorber and the south wall of the building. Reduced heating costs will pay for the systems in 3--12 years.

NONE

1998-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

385

High temperature liquid level sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A length of metal sheathed metal oxide cable is perforated to permit liquid access to the insulation about a pair of conductors spaced close to one another. Changes in resistance across the conductors will be a function of liquid level, since the wetted insulation will have greater electrical conductivity than that of the dry insulation above the liquid elevation.

Tokarz, Richard D. (West Richland, WA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Note: This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only.To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues or clients, contact us at www.rsna.org/rsnarights.  

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(semantic or exact string). Users can perform a search using "exact string" or exact terms matching (eg in which the order of the search terms does not matter. For example, a search for "perforated gallbladder and suggests possible disease terms from RadLex in real time as the user enters the disease entity (Fig 7

Rubin, Daniel L.

387

INTER-NOISE 2006 3-6 DECEMBER 2006  

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, with LTF buildings there is a concern over poor sound insulation between neighbour- ing rooms that share building designs that optimize sound insulation. Figure 1 shows a cutaway drawing of a typical floor-tenancy floor with impact sound insulation perfor- mance at least as good as a concrete slab. Typical light

Fox, Colin

388

Application of railgun principle to high-velocity hydrogen pellet injection for magnetic fusion reactor fueling. Progress report, August 16, 1991--September 30, 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Three separate papers are included which report research progress during this period: (1) A new railgun configuration with perforated sidewalls, (2) development of a fuseless small-bore railgun for injection of high-speed hydrogen pellets into magnetically confined plasmas, and (3) controls and diagnostics on a fuseless railgun for solid hydrogen pellet injection.

Kim, K.; Zhang, J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Application of railgun principle to high-velocity hydrogen pellet injection for magnetic fusion reactor fueling  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Three separate papers are included which report research progress during this period: (1) A new railgun configuration with perforated sidewalls, (2) development of a fuseless small-bore railgun for injection of high-speed hydrogen pellets into magnetically confined plasmas, and (3) controls and diagnostics on a fuseless railgun for solid hydrogen pellet injection.

Kim, K.; Zhang, J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Economic recovery of oil trapped at fan margins using high angle wells and multiple hydraulic fractures. Quarterly report, July 1--September 30, 1997  

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This project attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of exploiting thin-layered, low-energy deposits at the distal margin of a prograding turbidite complex through the use of hydraulically fractured horizontal or high-angle wells. The combination of a horizontal or high-angle well and hydraulic fracturing will allow greater pay exposure than can be achieved with conventional vertical wells while maintaining vertical communication between thin interbedded layers and the wellbore. A high-angle well will be drilled in the fan-margin portion of a slope-basin clastic reservoir and will be completed with multiple hydraulic-fracture treatments. Geologic modeling, reservoir characterization, and fine-grid reservoir simulation will be used to select the well location and orientation. Design parameters for the hydraulic-fracture treatments will be determined, in part, by fracturing an existing test well. Fracture azimuth will be predicted by passive seismic monitoring of a fracture-stimulation treatment in the test well using logging tools in an offset well. The long radius, near horizontal well has been drilled. After pumping a remedial cement squeeze, all pay behind the 5 in. liner was perforated and stimulated. Once wellwork is complete for the existing perforations, a hydraulic fracture treatment will be pumped through a short interval of clustered perforations in the 7 in. liner. Following this frac, all pay behind the 7 in. liner will be perforated and completion operations will be final.

Laue, M.L.

1997-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

391

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 18 (2005) 279296 A genetic rule weighting and selection process for fuzzy control of  

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. Keywords: HVAC systems; Fuzzy logic controllers; Weighted fuzzy rules; Rule selection; Genetic algorithms 1 conditioned buildings are highly dependent on the design, perfor- mance and control of their HVAC systems System modeling (Angelov, 2002). In this way, the use of appropriate automatic control strategies

Granada, Universidad de

392

increased in the case of dry matter or organic matter (apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC) 87.3 and 89.o for groups i and 6). The digestibility of nitrogen increased in the same propor-  

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: - influence of a tallow supplementation of diets based on cane sugar molasses on the perfor- mances of piglets cages. Addition of 7.5 and z5 p. roo tallow to piglet diets brought about a linear reduction and digestible energy. On the other hand, the feed efficiency (kg gain/kg feed) increased with the tallow level

Recanati, Catherine

393

GYRO: A 5-D gyrokinetic-Maxwell solver Mark R. Fahey  

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be submitted to Nuclear Fusion). We report on recent physics progress and studies. Further, we discuss GYRO,portability General Terms Performance, Theory Keywords GYRO, gyrokinetic, Eulerian, turbulence, parallel perfor- mance of the ACM/IEEE SC2004 Conference November 6-12, 2004 0-7695-2153-3/04 $20.00 c 2004 IEEE. of larger reactor

394

A Multicore Operating System with QoS Guarantees for Network Audio Applications  

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of such applications. For instance, device interrupt handling, network protocol pro- cessing, scheduling decisionsS domains called cells, and Tessellation distributes re- sources to cells. Further, each cell offers of a cell makes it possible to experimentally observe application perfor- mance metrics (e.g., completion

Kubiatowicz, John D.

395

Mapping and Embedding of Two Metrics Associated with Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Ordinary Matter  

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In this paper we build a mapping between two different metrics and embed them in a flat manifold. One of the metrics represents the ordinary matter, and the other describes the dark matter, the dark energy, and the particle-antiparticle asymmetry. The latter was obtained in a recent paper. For the mapping and embedding, we use two new formalisms developed and presented in two previous papers, Mapping Among Manifolds and, Conformal Form of Pseudo-Riemannian Metrics by Normal Coordinate Transformations, which was a generalization of the Cartan's approach of Riemannian normal coordinates.

de Siqueira, A C V V

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Mapping and Embedding of Two Metrics Associated with Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Ordinary Matter  

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In this paper we build a mapping between two different metrics and embed them in a flat manifold. One of the metrics represents the ordinary matter, and the other describes the dark matter, the dark energy, and the particle-antiparticle asymmetry. The latter was obtained in a recent paper. For the mapping and embedding, we use two new formalisms developed and presented in two previous papers, Mapping Among Manifolds and, Conformal Form of Pseudo-Riemannian Metrics by Normal Coordinate Transformations, which was a generalization of the Cartan's approach of Riemannian normal coordinates.

A. C. V. V. de Siqueira

2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

397

Quasi-Nambu-Goldstone Modes in Bose-Einstein Condensates  

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We show that quasi-Nambu-Goldstone (NG) modes, which play prominent roles in high energy physics but have been elusive experimentally, can be realized with atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. The quasi-NG modes emerge when the symmetry of a ground state is larger than that of the Hamiltonian. When they appear, the conventional vacuum manifold should be enlarged. Consequently, topological defects that are stable within the conventional vacuum manifold become unstable and decay by emitting the quasi-NG modes. Contrary to conventional wisdom, however, we show that the topological defects are stabilized by quantum fluctuations that make the quasi-NG modes massive, thereby suppressing their emission.

Uchino, Shun [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Kobayashi, Michikazu [Department of Basic Science, University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, and Research and Education Center for Natural Sciences, Keio University, 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan); Ueda, Masahito [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); ERATO Macroscopic Quantum Project, JST, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

398

Global generalized synchronization in networks of different time-delay systems  

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We show that global generalized synchronization (GS) exists in structurally different time-delay systems, even with different orders, with quite different fractal (Kaplan-Yorke) dimensions, which emerges via partial GS in symmetrically coupled regular networks. We find that there exists a smooth transformation in such systems, which maps them to a common GS manifold as corroborated by their maximal transverse Lyapunov exponent. In addition, an analytical stability condition using the Krasvoskii-Lyapunov theory is deduced. This phenomenon of GS in strongly distinct systems opens a new way for an effective control of pathological synchronous activity by means of extremely small perturbations to appropriate variables in the synchronization manifold.

D. V. Senthilkumar; R. Suresh; M. Lakshmanan; J. Kurths

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

399

Optimal control, geometry, and quantum computing  

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We prove upper and lower bounds relating the quantum gate complexity of a unitary operation, U, to the optimal control cost associated to the synthesis of U. These bounds apply for any optimal control problem, and can be used to show that the quantum gate complexity is essentially equivalent to the optimal control cost for a wide range of problems, including time-optimal control and finding minimal distances on certain Riemannian, subriemannian, and Finslerian manifolds. These results generalize the results of Nielsen, Dowling, Gu, and Doherty, Science 311, 1133-1135 (2006), which showed that the gate complexity can be related to distances on a Riemannian manifold

Michael A. Nielsen; Mark R. Dowling; Mile Gu; Andrew C. Doherty

2006-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

400

Separator plate for a fuel cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.

Petri, R.J.; Meek, J.; Bachta, R.P.; Marianowski, L.G.

1996-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector  

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A separator plate is described for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced. 9 figs.

Petri, R.J.; Meek, J.; Bachta, R.P.; Marianowski, L.G.

1994-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

402

SOFC seal and cell thermal management  

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The solid oxide fuel cell module includes a manifold, a plate, a cathode electrode, a fuel cell and an anode electrode. The manifold includes an air or oxygen inlet in communication with divergent passages above the periphery of the cell which combine to flow the air or oxygen radially or inwardly for reception in the center of the cathode flow field. The latter has interconnects providing circuitous cooling passages in a generally radial outward direction cooling the fuel cell and which interconnects are formed of different thermal conductivity materials for a preferential cooling.

Potnis, Shailesh Vijay (Neenah, WI); Rehg, Timothy Joseph (Huntington Beach, CA)

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

403

Water spray ventilator system for continuous mining machines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates to a water spray ventilator system mounted on a continuous mining machine to streamline airflow and provide effective face ventilation of both respirable dust and methane in underground coal mines. This system has two side spray nozzles mounted one on each side of the mining machine and six spray nozzles disposed on a manifold mounted to the underside of the machine boom. The six spray nozzles are angularly and laterally oriented on the manifold so as to provide non-overlapping spray patterns along the length of the cutter drum.

Page, Steven J. (Pittsburgh, PA); Mal, Thomas (Pittsburgh, PA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Design for Ceramic Membrane Reactor with two Reactant Gases at Different Pressures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a ceramic membrane reactor for syngas production having a reaction chamber, an inlet in the reactor for natural gas intake, a plurality of oxygen permeating ceramic slabs inside the reaction chamber with each slab having a plurality of passages paralleling the gas flow for transporting air through the reaction chamber, a manifold affixed to one end of the reaction chamber for intake of air connected to the slabs, a second manifold affixed to the reactor for removing the oxygen depleted air, and an outlet in the reaction chamber for removing syngas.

Balachandran, Uthamalingam; Mieville, Rodney L.

1998-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

405

Internal reforming fuel cell assembly with simplified fuel feed  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fuel cell assembly in which fuel cells adapted to internally reform fuel and fuel reformers for reforming fuel are arranged in a fuel cell stack. The fuel inlet ports of the fuel cells and the fuel inlet ports and reformed fuel outlet ports of the fuel reformers are arranged on one face of the fuel cell stack. A manifold sealing encloses this face of the stack and a reformer fuel delivery system is arranged entirely within the region between the manifold and the one face of the stack. The fuel reformer has a foil wrapping and a cover member forming with the foil wrapping an enclosed structure.

Farooque, Mohammad (Huntington, CT); Novacco, Lawrence J. (Brookfield, CT); Allen, Jeffrey P. (Naugatuck, CT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Molten carbonate fuel cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A molten electrolyte fuel cell with an array of stacked cells and cell enclosures isolating each cell except for access to gas manifolds for the supply of fuel or oxidant gas or the removal of waste gas, the cell enclosures collectively providing an enclosure for the array and effectively avoiding the problems of electrolyte migration and the previous need for compression of stack components, the fuel cell further including an inner housing about and in cooperation with the array enclosure to provide a manifold system with isolated chambers for the supply and removal of gases. An external insulated housing about the inner housing provides thermal isolation to the cell components.

Kaun, Thomas D. (New Lenox, IL); Smith, James L. (Lemont, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Centrifugal separators and related devices and methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Centrifugal separators and related methods and devices are described. More particularly, centrifugal separators comprising a first fluid supply fitting configured to deliver fluid into a longitudinal fluid passage of a rotor shaft and a second fluid supply fitting sized and configured to sealingly couple with the first fluid supply fitting are described. Also, centrifugal separator systems comprising a manifold having a drain fitting and a cleaning fluid supply fitting are described, wherein the manifold is coupled to a movable member of a support assembly. Additionally, methods of cleaning centrifugal separators are described.

Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Law, Jack D. (Pocatello, ID); Garn, Troy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Macaluso, Lawrence L. (Carson City, NV); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID)

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

408

Gas flow means for improving efficiency of exhaust hoods  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus is described for inhibiting the flow of contaminants in an exhaust enclosure toward an individual located adjacent an opening into the exhaust enclosure by providing a gas flow toward a source of contaminants from a position in front of an individual to urge said contaminants away from the individual toward a gas exit port. The apparatus comprises a gas manifold which may be worn by a person as a vest. The manifold has a series of gas outlets on a front face thereof facing away from the individual and toward the contaminants to thereby provide a flow of gas from the front of the individual toward the contaminants. 15 figures.

Gadgil, A.J.

1994-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

409

Cost-effective ways to improve the fabrication and installation of solar heating and cooling systems for residences. Final report, June 1, 1977-September 30, 1978  

SciTech Connect

A Colorado State University Solar Energy Applications Laboratory study investigating cost-effective ways of improving fabrication and installation of residential solar energy heating systems is documented. The study entailed on-site observation of twelve installations focusing on the phase of mounting and manifolding of solar collectors. Time lapse photography and work measurement techniques were employed to record these installations. Generic collector types studied included air and liquid panels both internally and externally manifolded. Principal findings of the study synthesized from field observations, analysis of photographic data, time studies, and discussion with installation personnel and manufacturers' representatives are presented in the technical report.

Thayer, S.B.; Jacobs, P.; Weaver, N.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Grand Symmetry, Spectral Action, and the Higgs mass  

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In the context of the spectral action and the noncommutative geometry approach to the standard model, we build a model based on a larger symmetry. The latter satisfies all the requirements to have a noncommutative manifold, and mixes gauge and spin degrees of freedom without introducing extra fermions. With this "grand symmetry" it is natural to have the scalar field necessary to obtain the Higgs mass in the vicinity of 126 GeV. Requiring the noncommutative space to be an almost commutative geometry (i.e. the product of manifold by a finite dimensional internal space) gives conditions for the breaking of this grand symmetry to the standard model.

Agostino Devastato; Fedele Lizzi; Pierre Martinetti

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Geodesic Reduction via Frame Bundle Geometry  

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A manifold with an arbitrary affine connection is considered and the geodesic spray associated with the connection is studied in the presence of a Lie group action. In particular, results are obtained that provide insight into the structure of the reduced dynamics associated with the given invariant affine connection. The geometry of the frame bundle of the given manifold is used to provide an intrinsic description of the geodesic spray. A fundamental relationship between the geodesic spray, the tangent lift and the vertical lift of the symmetric product is obtained, which provides a key to understanding reduction in this formulation.

Bhand, Ajit

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Holomorphic Vector Bundles, Knots and the Rozansky-Witten Invariants  

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Link invariants, for 3-manifolds, are defined in the context of the Rozansky-Witten theory. To each knot in the link one associates a holomorphic bundle over a holomorphic symplectic manifold X. The invariants are evaluated for b_{1}(M) \\geq 1 and X Hyper-Kaehler. To obtain invariants of Hyper-Kaehler X one finds that the holomorphic vector bundles must be hyper-holomorphic. This condition is derived and explained. Some results for X not Hyper-Kaehler are presented.

George Thompson

2000-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

413

Molten carbonate fuel cell  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A molten electrolyte fuel cell is disclosed with an array of stacked cells and cell enclosures isolating each cell except for access to gas manifolds for the supply of fuel or oxidant gas or the removal of waste gas. The cell enclosures collectively provide an enclosure for the array and effectively avoid the problems of electrolyte migration and the previous need for compression of stack components. The fuel cell further includes an inner housing about and in cooperation with the array enclosure to provide a manifold system with isolated chambers for the supply and removal of gases. An external insulated housing about the inner housing provides thermal isolation to the cell components.

Kaun, T.D.; Smith, J.L.

1986-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

414

Solar heating shingle roof structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A solar heating roof shingle roof structure which combines the functions of a roof and a fluid conducting solar heating panel. Each shingle is a hollow body of the general size and configuration of a conventional shingle, and is provided with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. Shingles are assembled in a normal overlapping array to cover a roof structure, with interconnections between the inlets and outlets of successive shingles to provide a fluid path through the complete array. An inlet manifold is contained in a cap used at the peak of the roof and an outlet manifold is connected to the lowest row of shingles.

Straza, G.T.

1984-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

415

The Landau-Ginzburg to Calabi-Yau Dictionary for D-Branes  

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Based on work by Orlov, we give a precise recipe for mapping between B-type D-branes in a Landau-Ginzburg orbifold model (or Gepner model) and the corresponding large-radius Calabi-Yau manifold. The D-branes in Landau-Ginzburg theories correspond to matrix factorizations and the D-branes on the Calabi-Yau manifolds are objects in the derived category. We give several examples including branes on quotient singularities associated to weighted projective spaces. We are able to confirm several conjectures and statements in the literature.

Paul S. Aspinwall

2006-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

416

Landau-Ginzburg to Calabi-Yau dictionary for D-branes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on the work by Orlov (e-print arXiv:math.AG/0503632), we give a precise recipe for mapping between B-type D-branes in a Landau-Ginzburg orbifold model (or Gepner model) and the corresponding large radius Calabi-Yau manifold. The D-branes in Landau-Ginzburg theories correspond to matrix factorizations and the D-branes on the Calabi-Yau manifolds are objects in the derived category. We give several examples including branes on quotient singularities associated with weighted projective spaces. We are able to confirm several conjectures and statements in the literature.

Aspinwall, Paul S. [Center for Geometry and Theoretical Physics, Box 90318, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0318 (United States)

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

417

Cost-effective ways to improve the fabrication and installation of solar heating and cooling systems for residences. Final report, June 1, 1977-September 30, 1978  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A Colorado State University Solar Energy Applications Laboratory study investigating cost-effective ways of improving fabrication and installation of residential solar energy heating systems is documented. The study entailed on-site observation of twelve installations focusing on the phase of mounting and manifolding of solar collectors. Time lapse photography and work measurement techniques were employed to record these installations. Generic collector types studied included air and liquid panels both internally and externally manifolded. Principal findings of the study synthesized from field observations, analysis of photographic data, time studies, and discussion with installation personnel and manufacturers' representatives are presented in the technical report.

Thayer, S.B.; Jacobs, P.; Weaver, N.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

The existence of a canonical lifting of even Poisson Structures to the Algebra of Densities  

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In this note we construct a canonical lifting of arbitrary Poisson structures on a manifold to its algbera of densities. Using this construction we proceed to classify all extensions of a fixed structure on the original manifold to its algebra of densities. The question is analogous to the problem studied by H.M.Khudaverdian and Th.Voronov for odd Poisson structures and differential operators. Although the questions are similar the results are distinctly marked, namely in the case of even Poisson structures there always exists a lift which is naturally defined. The proof of this result bears a remarkable resemblance to the construction of the Frolicher-Nijenhuis bracket.

A. Biggs

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

419

Imperfect fluids, Lorentz violations, and Finsler cosmology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We construct a cosmological toy model based on a Finslerian structure of space-time. In particular, we are interested in a specific Finslerian Lorentz violating theory based on a curved version of Cohen and Glashow's very special relativity. The osculation of a Finslerian manifold to a Riemannian manifold leads to the limit of relativistic cosmology, for a specified observer. A modified flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology is produced. The analogue of a zero energy particle unfolds some special properties of the dynamics. The kinematical equations of motion are affected by local anisotropies. Seeds of Lorentz violations may trigger density inhomogeneities to the cosmological fluid.

Kouretsis, A. P.; Stathakopoulos, M.; Stavrinos, P. C. [Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124 (Greece); 1 Anastasiou Genadiou Street, 11474, Athens (Greece); Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, 15784 Greece (Greece)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

420

Ceramic membrane reactor with two reactant gases at different pressures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a ceramic membrane reactor for syngas production having a reaction chamber, an inlet in the reactor for natural gas intake, a plurality of oxygen permeating ceramic slabs inside the reaction chamber with each slab having a plurality of passages paralleling the gas flow for transporting air through the reaction chamber, a manifold affixed to one end of the reaction chamber for intake of air connected to the slabs, a second manifold affixed to the reactor for removing the oxygen depleted air, and an outlet in the reaction chamber for removing syngas.

Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL); Mieville, Rodney L. (Glen Ellyn, IL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Integrated main rail, feed rail, and current collector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A separator plate for a fuel cell comprising an anode current collector, a cathode current collector and a main plate, the main plate disposed between the anode current collector and the cathode current collector. The anode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the anode side of the separator plate and the cathode current collector forms a flattened peripheral wet seal structure and manifold wet seal structure on the cathode side of the separator plate. In this manner, the number of components required to manufacture and assemble a fuel cell stack is reduced.

Petri, Randy J. (Crete, IL); Meek, John (Downers Grove, IL); Bachta, Robert P. (Chicago, IL); Marianowski, Leonard G. (Mount Prospect, IL)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

On the string topology category of compact Lie groups.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper examines the string topology category of a manifold, defined by Blumberg, Cohen and Teleman. Since the string topology category is a subcategory of a compactly generated triangulated category, the machinery of stratification, constructed by Benson, Krause and Iyengar, can be applied in order to gain an understanding of the string topology category. It is shown that an appropriate stratification holds when the manifold in question is a simply connected compact Lie group. This last result is used to derive some properties of the relevant string topology categories.

Shoham Shamir

423

This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research  

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of the different state-resolved kinetic models considered in a large array of applications (from low manifold of vibrational levels of O2, yielding a complete dataset applicable as high as 10000 K. For diatom of chemical processes in Earth's upper atmosphere, and they are mainly related to the production of Ozone (see

Guerra, Vasco

424

Schroedinger Eigenmaps for the Analysis of Bio-Medical Data  

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We introduce Schroedinger Eigenmaps, a new semi-supervised manifold learning and recovery technique. This method is based on an implementation of graph Schroedinger operators with appropriately constructed barrier potentials as carriers of labeled information. We apply it to analyze two complex bio-medical datasets: multispectral retinal images and microarray gene expressions.

Czaja, Wojciech

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Indoor test for thermal performance of the G. E. TC-100 liquid solar collector eight- and ten-tube configuration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The test procedure used and the results obtained from an evaluation test program conducted to obtain thermal performance data on G.E. TC-100 liquid solar collectors, eight- and ten-tube configuration, under simulated conditions are described. These tests were made using the Marshall Space Flight Center's solar simulator. A time constant test and incident angle modifier test were also conducted to determine the transient effect and the incident angle effect on the collector. Performance loss with accessory covers is demonstrated. The G.E. TC-100 evacuated tube solar collector is a water/Prestone/working fluid type with and without manufacturer's accessory manifold. The gross collector area is about 17.4 ft/sup 2/ without manifold and 19.1 ft/sup 2/ with manifold. The eight-tube (S.N. 19965S) uses Alglas reflector material and the ten-tube (Dwg. 298E44261, S.N. 2) uses Coilzac reflector material. The collector weight is approximately 60 pounds empty and 75 pounds with manifold.

Not Available

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

On the classical confinement of test particles to a thin 3-brane in the absence of non-gravitational forces  

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The classical confinement condition of test particles to a brane universe in the absence of non-gravitational forces is transformed using the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism. The transformed condition provides a direct criterion for selecting in a cosmological scenario 5D bulk manifolds wherein it is possible to obtain confinement of trajectories to 4D hypersurfaces purely due to classical gravitational effects.

M. La Camera

2008-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

427

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. Chilled Water System New Mexico State University Not For Construction 0874.00 Utility Development Plan  

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effect absorption chillers. Also included in the production manifold is a thermal storage facility Carrier 19XR electrically driven centrifugal chillers and two nominal 1570 ton Carrier 16JR-150L double-secondary-tertiary pumping arrangement, representative of dedicated constant speed chiller pumps, independent building

Castillo, Steven P.

428

Local simultaneity in general relativity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the existence of simultaneous points, in the Landau sense, in the neighborhood of an observer P is studied. It is shown that the set of such points has the structure of a regular submanifold of the space--time manifold.

Olivert, J.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Interaction between economic dynamical systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper considers economic dynamical systems, the state spaces being the Riemannian manifolds. Between two economic dynamical systems, global feedforward and the feedback interaction is defined and the connection between their linearization and prolongation ... Keywords: economic dynamical system, economic flow, feedback, feedforward, linearization, prolongation by derivation

Constantin Patrascoiu

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Suslick Group Responsibilities Effective 07/19/2011  

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, and at each Group Cleanup, (1) change oil in pump every 6 months, (2) clean bulkhead filters and (3) calibrate the manifold volume. Catalyst Rig: Routine maintenance. IMPORTANT: CHANGE PUMP OIL ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY as needed; IMPORTANT: CHANGE ANTECHAMBER PUMP OIL AFTER REGENERATION. Instruct new users. Every Monday

Suslick, Kenneth S.

431

Bigravity and Massive Gravity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss some issues concerning the global structure of spherically symmetric solutions of bigravity. We propose maximal extensions of manifolds where two causal structure coexist. Besides we make some comments about the perturbations of these solutions and their relation to massive gravity and the cosmological constant problem.

D. Blas

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

On Gravity, Torsion and the Spectral Action Principle  

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We consider compact Riemannian spin manifolds without boundary equipped with orthogonal connections. We investigate the induced Dirac operators and the associated commutative spectral triples. In case of dimension four and totally anti-symmetric torsion we compute the Chamseddine-Connes spectral action, deduce the equations of motions and discuss critical points.

Frank Pfaeffle; Christoph A. Stephan

2011-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

On the reduction principle for differential equations with piecewise constant argument of generalized type  

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In this paper we introduce a new type of differential equations with piecewise constant argument (EPCAG), more general than EPCA. The Reduction Principle is proved for EPCAG. The structure of the set of solutions is specified. We establish also the existence of global integral manifolds of quasilinear EPCAG in the so called critical case and investigate the stability of the zero solution.

M. U. Akhmet

2006-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

434

Minimal Curvature Trajectories: Riemannian Geometry Concepts for Model Reduction in Chemical Kinetics  

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In dissipative ordinary differential equation systems different time scales cause anisotropic phase volume contraction along solution trajectories. Model reduction methods exploit this for simplifying chemical kinetics via a time scale separation into fast and slow modes. The aim is to approximate the system dynamics with a dimension-reduced model after eliminating the fast modes by enslaving them to the slow ones via computation of a slow attracting manifold. We present a novel method for computing approximations of such manifolds using trajectory-based optimization. We discuss Riemannian geometry concepts as a basis for suitable optimization criteria characterizing trajectories near slow attracting manifolds and thus provide insight into fundamental geometric properties of multiple time scale chemical kinetics. The optimization criteria correspond to a suitable mathematical formulation of "minimal relaxation" of chemical forces along reaction trajectories under given constraints. We present various geometrically motivated criteria and the results of their application to three test case reaction mechanisms serving as examples. We demonstrate that accurate numerical approximations of slow invariant manifolds can be obtained.

Dirk Lebiedz; Volkmar Reinhardt; Jochen Siehr

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

435

Existence and uniqueness for shape from shading around critical points: theory and an algorithm  

SciTech Connect

To approach the difficult question of existence and uniqueness of solutions for the shape-from-shading problem, the authors have examined the image irradiance equation using notation and concepts from dynamic systems theory. The method of characteristic strips used by Horn (1975) defines a dynamic system on a four-dimensional space. Using modern methods for analyzing the behavior of dynamic systems, general uniqueness results and a new shape-from-shading algorithm emerge based on the image dynamic system. Solution surfaces for the shape-from-shading problem are invariant manifolds of the flow generated by the image dynamic system. The stable and unstable manifolds associated with certain critical points in the image determine locally unique solution surfaces. A theorem about unstable manifolds (the Lambda Lemma) suggests a class of computational methods for finding stable and unstable manifolds around these critical points. A simple example of such a method is described and found to be robust in the presence of image noise and errors in assumptions about the light source.

Saxberg, V.H. (McKinsey and Company, Inc., New York, NY (United States))

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Choose inter-element coupling to preserve self-adjoint dynamics in multiscale modelling and computation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Consider the macroscale modelling of microscale spatio-temporal dynamics. Here we develop an approach to ensure coarse scale discrete models preserve important self-adjoint properties of the microscale dynamics. The first part explores the discrete modelling ... Keywords: Centre manifold theory, Closure, Macroscale discretisation, Multiscale modelling

A. J. Roberts

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Minimal multi-element stochastic collocation for uncertainty quantification of discontinuous functions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a multi-element stochastic collocation method that can be applied in high-dimensional parameter space for functions with discontinuities lying along manifolds of general geometries. The key feature of the method is that the parameter space ... Keywords: Discontinuous functions, Generalized polynomial chaos, Multi-element, Stochastic collocation, Uncertainty quantification

John D. Jakeman, Akil Narayan, Dongbin Xiu

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

The Noncommutative Geometry Generalization of Fundamental Group.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A notion of fundamental group of spectral triples has been introduced. The notion uses a noncommutative analogue of unramified coverings. It was shown that in commutative case this fundamental group is a profinite completion of fundamental group of corresponding Riemann manifold.

Petr R. Ivankov; Nickolay P. Ivankov

439

A simple proof of orientability in colored group field theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this short note we use results from the theory of crystallizations to prove that color in group field theories garantees orientability of the piecewise linear pseudo-manifolds associated to each graph generated perturbatively. The origin of orientability is the presence of two interaction vertices.

Francesco Caravelli

2010-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

440

A Riemannian Framework for Tensor Computing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tensors are nowadays a common source of geometric information. In this paper, we propose to endow the tensor space with an affine-invariant Riemannian metric. We demonstrate that it leads to strong theoretical properties: the cone of positive definite ... Keywords: PDE, Riemannian manifold, affine-invariant metric, diffusion tensor MRI, extrapolation, interpolation, regularization, tensors

Xavier Pennec; Pierre Fillard; Nicholas Ayache

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

On volumes of hyperbolic orbifolds ILESANMI ADEBOYE  

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Belolipetsky. On volumes of arithmetic quotients of SO(1, n). Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa-manifold of smallest volume. Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Classe di Scienze. Serie IV, 30, 22:1157­1215, 2009. #12;On volumes of hyperbolic orbifolds 19 [10] S. Gallot, D. Hulin, and J

Wei, Guofang

442

Through the analytic halo: Fission via irregular singularities  

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This article is concerned with moduli spaces of connections on bundles on Riemann surfaces, where the structure group of the bundle may vary in different regions of the surface. Here we will describe such moduli spaces as complex symplectic manifolds, generalising the complex character varieties of Riemann surfaces.

Philip Boalch

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

443

Skew-Radial Basis Function Expansions for Empirical Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a skew-radial basis function (sRBF) expansion for the empirical model fitting problem. sRBFs employ a standard radial term, which is now made asymmetric by modulating, or skewing it with another function. The additional parameters in the skewing ... Keywords: data fitting, data interpolation, function approximation, manifold learning, radial basis function, skew-radial basis function

Arta A. Jamshidi; Michael J. Kirby

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

1992 annual report to the National Science Foundation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Geometry Center research program has a number of different aspects. This report documents the work of the past year. The activities described here are organized under intertwined areas: manifold geometry and associated group theory; optimal geometries; dynamical systems; and computational geometry and computer graphics.

NONE

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

445

PUBLISHED ONLINE: 7 APRIL 2013 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS2591 Absence of Pauling's residual entropy in thermally  

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,2,3 * The discovery of the spin-ice phase in Dy2Ti2O7 numbers among the most significant findings in magnetic) phase (Fig. 1) was the first theoretical prediction of an ordered state in spin ice; discovered through the MDG phase, concluding that the large energy barrier for fluctuations out of the ice-rules manifold

Loss, Daniel

446

On the Generalized Casson Invariant  

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The path integral generalization of the Casson invariant as developed by Rozansky and Witten is investigated. The path integral for various three manifolds is explicitly evaluated. A new class of topological observables is introduced that may allow for more effective invariants. Finally it is shown how the dimensional reduction of these theories corresponds to a generalization of the topological B sigma model.

George Thompson

1998-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

447

ARM Airborne Continuous carbon dioxide measurements  

SciTech Connect

The heart of the AOS CO2 Airborne Rack Mounted Analyzer System is the AOS Manifold. The AOS Manifold is a nickel coated aluminum analyzer and gas processor designed around two identical nickel-plated gas cells, one for reference gas and one for sample gas. The sample and reference cells are uniquely designed to provide optimal flushing efficiency. These cells are situated between a black-body radiation source and a photo-diode detection system. The AOS manifold also houses flow meters, pressure sensors and control valves. The exhaust from the analyzer flows into a buffer volume which allows for precise pressure control of the analyzer. The final piece of the analyzer is the demodulator board which is used to convert the DC signal generated by the analyzer into an AC response. The resulting output from the demodulator board is an averaged count of CO2 over a specified hertz cycle reported in volts and a corresponding temperature reading. The system computer is responsible for the input of commands and therefore works to control the unit functions such as flow rate, pressure, and valve control.The remainder of the system consists of compressors, reference gases, air drier, electrical cables, and the necessary connecting plumbing to provide a dry sample air stream and reference air streams to the AOS manifold.

Sebastien Biraud

2013-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

448

Discreteness and the transmission of light from distant sources  

SciTech Connect

We model the classical transmission of a massless scalar field from a source to a detector on a background causal set. The predictions do not differ significantly from those of the continuum. Thus, introducing an intrinsic inexactitude to lengths and durations--or more specifically, replacing the Lorentzian manifold with an underlying discrete structure--need not disrupt the usual dynamics of propagation.

Dowker, Fay [Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Henson, Joe; Sorkin, Rafael D. [Perimeter Institute, 31 Caroline Street N., Waterloo, N2L 2Y5 (Canada)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

449

It is very natural to think that space and time are primary notions and that physics should be based on  

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space of the microscopic mechanical system describing an atom. Such a system manifests itself through, are in direct contradiction with a continuum picture of the phase space. Heisenberg was the first to understand to q-series (and hence to number theory), to knot theory and to invariants of 3- manifolds. Quantum

450

DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF A FORMULA SAE INTAKE SYSTEM USING FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING AND FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE  

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in the composite fabric occur during layup, there is no need to restart the process as the ABS shell provides's resistivity to heat. The final manifold, featuring the completed composite layup and assembly of all mounts. Figure 7. Completed intake system, following the composite layup process and final assembly of sensors

Senger, Ryan S.

451

Friction Stir Welding of Lightweight Vehicle Structures: Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between UTBattelle, LLC and Ford Motor Company was to establish friction stir welding (FSW) and friction stir processing as viable options for use in construction of lightweight substructures for trucks and cars, including engine cradles, suspension sub frames, instrument panel supports, and intake manifolds.

Sanella, M.L.

2008-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

452

Microchannel cooling of face down bonded chips  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Microchannel cooling is applied to flip-chip bonded integrated circuits, in a manner which maintains the advantages of flip-chip bonds, while overcoming the difficulties encountered in cooling the chips. The technique is suited to either multichip integrated circuit boards in a plane, or to stacks of circuit boards in a three dimensional interconnect structure. Integrated circuit chips are mounted on a circuit board using flip-chip or control collapse bonds. A microchannel structure is essentially permanently coupled with the back of the chip. A coolant delivery manifold delivers coolant to the microchannel structure, and a seal consisting of a compressible elastomer is provided between the coolant delivery manifold and the microchannel structure. The integrated circuit chip and microchannel structure are connected together to form a replaceable integrated circuit module which can be easily decoupled from the coolant delivery manifold and the circuit board. The coolant supply manifolds may be disposed between the circuit boards in a stack and coupled to supplies of coolant through a side of the stack.

Bernhardt, Anthony F. (Berkeley, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Microchannel cooling of face down bonded chips  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Microchannel cooling is applied to flip-chip bonded integrated circuits, in a manner which maintains the advantages of flip-chip bonds, while overcoming the difficulties encountered in cooling the chips. The technique is suited to either multi chip integrated circuit boards in a plane, or to stacks of circuit boards in a three dimensional interconnect structure. Integrated circuit chips are mounted on a circuit board using flip-chip or control collapse bonds. A microchannel structure is essentially permanently coupled with the back of the chip. A coolant delivery manifold delivers coolant to the microchannel structure, and a seal consisting of a compressible elastomer is provided between the coolant delivery manifold and the microchannel structure. The integrated circuit chip and microchannel structure are connected together to form a replaceable integrated circuit module which can be easily decoupled from the coolant delivery manifold and the circuit board. The coolant supply manifolds may be disposed between the circuit boards in a stack and coupled to supplies of coolant through a side of the stack.

Bernhardt, A.F.

1993-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

454

Microchannel cooling of face down bounded chips  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to cooling high power integrated circuits; and particularly to microchannel cooling of integrated circuits bonded face down on circuit boards, such as by flip-chip bonding. Microchannel cooling is applied to flip-chip bonded integrated circuits, in a manner which maintains the advantages of flip-chip bonds, while overcoming the difficulties encountered in cooling the chips. The technique is suited to either multichip integrated circuit boards in a plane, or to stacks of circuit boards in a three dimensional interconnect structure. Integrated circuit chips are mounted on a circuit board using flip-chip or control collapse bonds. A microchannel structure is essentially permanently coupled with the back of the chip. A coolant delivery manifold delivers coolant to the microchannel structure, and a seal consisting of a compressible elastomer is provided between the coolant delivery manifold and the microchannel structure. The integrated circuit chip and microchannel structure are connected together to form a replaceable integrated circuit module which can be easily decoupled from the coolant delivery manifold and the circuit board. The coolant supply manifolds may be disposed between the circuit boards in a stack and coupled to supplies of coolant through a side of the stack.

Bernhardt, A.F.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

455

Embedding Gödel's universe in five dimensions  

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According to the Campbell-Magaard theorem, any analytical spacetime can be locally and analytically embedded into a five-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian Ricci-flat manifold. We find explicitly this embedding for Godel's universe. The embedding space is Ricci-flat and has a non-Lorentzian signature of type (++--). We also show that the embedding found is global.

J. B. Fonseca-Neto; C. Romero; F. Dahia

2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

456

Advanced Water-Cooled Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell Development. Quarterly technical progress report No. 5, July--September 1988  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The initial conceptual design configuration was completed. Baseline on-site electrodes were tested at electric utility conditions in 2 x 2 inch cells. GSB-18P cathodes were fabricated. Design of small area development stack was initiated and long lead time items ordered. Molded cooler thermal cycling tests were initiated. Equipment to evaluate alternative manifold coating processes and materials were procured.

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1988-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

457

Supercharges in the hyper-Kaehler with torsion supersymmetric sigma models  

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We construct explicitly classical and quantum supercharges satisfying the standard N=4 supersymmetry algebra in the supersymmetric sigma models describing the motion over hyper-Kaehler with torsion manifolds. One member of the family of superalgebras thus obtained is equivalent to the superalgebra derived and formulated earlier in purely mathematical framework.

Smilga, A. V. [SUBATECH, Universite de Nantes, 4 rue Alfred Kastler, BP 20722, Nantes 44307 (France)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

458

Estimate for the size of the compactification radius of a one extra dimension universe  

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In this work, we use the Casimir effect to probe the existence of one extra dimension. We begin by evaluating the Casimir pressure between two plates in a M{sup 4} x S{sup 1} manifold, and then use an appropriate statistical analysis in order to compare the theoretical expression with a recent experimental data and set bounds for the compactification radius.

Da Rosa, Felipe S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pascoal, F [DEPARTAMENTO DE FISICA; Oliveira, L F [CIDADE UNIV; Farina, C [INSTITUTO DE FISICA

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Universal Central Extensions of Gauge Algebras and Groups  

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We show that the canonical central extension of the group of sections of a Lie group bundle over a compact manifold, constructed in [NW09], is universal. In doing so, we prove universality of the corresponding central extension of Lie algebras in a slightly more general setting.

Bas Janssens; Christoph Wockel

2010-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

460

ARM Airborne Continuous carbon dioxide measurements  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The heart of the AOS CO2 Airborne Rack Mounted Analyzer System is the AOS Manifold. The AOS Manifold is a nickel coated aluminum analyzer and gas processor designed around two identical nickel-plated gas cells, one for reference gas and one for sample gas. The sample and reference cells are uniquely designed to provide optimal flushing efficiency. These cells are situated between a black-body radiation source and a photo-diode detection system. The AOS manifold also houses flow meters, pressure sensors and control valves. The exhaust from the analyzer flows into a buffer volume which allows for precise pressure control of the analyzer. The final piece of the analyzer is the demodulator board which is used to convert the DC signal generated by the analyzer into an AC response. The resulting output from the demodulator board is an averaged count of CO2 over a specified hertz cycle reported in volts and a corresponding temperature reading. The system computer is responsible for the input of commands and therefore works to control the unit functions such as flow rate, pressure, and valve control.The remainder of the system consists of compressors, reference gases, air drier, electrical cables, and the necessary connecting plumbing to provide a dry sample air stream and reference air streams to the AOS manifold.

Sebastien Biraud

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Extremal black disks in QCD  

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We argue that in the high energy QCD a true black disk wave function necessarily contains many quarks. This corresponds to necessity of non-vacuum reggeon loops in formation of a black disk. The result comes from decomposition of the black disk S-matrix in characters on group manifold.

Alexey V. Popov

2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

462

Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals the Dynamics of Phonon-Mediated Excitation Pathways in Semiconducting Single-  

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) which we show originates from an impulsive stimulated Raman process that populates a ground-state G of a manifold of dark excitonic substates and bright phonon-assisted transitions. The resulting transition match the ground state Raman modes indicated (white dotted lines) and are consistent with optical

Fleming, Graham R.

463

VOLUME 67, NUMBER 1 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 1 JULY 1991 Optically Induced Coherence Transfer Echoes between Zeeman Substates  

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between Zeeman Substates Dieter Suter and Martin Rosatzin Institute of Quantum Electronics, Swiss Federal-echo phenomena associated with Zeeman coherences in a sublevel manifold. The experiments on the ground state on the Zeeman sublevels of the 3s `S'r,z ground state of atomic sodium. The beam of a single-mode cw ring dye

Suter, Dieter

464

J. Phys II France 4 (1994) 2029-2042 NOVEMBER 1994, PAGE 2029 Classification  

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ground state. We have observed periodic rephasing of the 8 independent magnetic substates present (electric fields and collisions) that shifted all magnetic substates of the ground manifold identically so are unpolarized, and the various magnetic substates have different interaction energies with the field. More

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

465

A stochastic multiscale framework for modeling flow through random heterogeneous porous media  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Flow through porous media is ubiquitous, occurring from large geological scales down to the microscopic scales. Several critical engineering phenomena like contaminant spread, nuclear waste disposal and oil recovery rely on accurate analysis and prediction ... Keywords: Collocation methods, Data-driven modeling, Manifold learning, Mixed finite elements, Non-linear model reduction, Scalable algorithms, Sparse grids, Stochastic partial differential equations, Variational multiscale methods

B. Ganapathysubramanian; N. Zabaras

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Chaos in the Kepler problem with quadrupole perturbations  

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We use the Melnikov integral method to prove that the Hamiltonian flow on the zero-energy manifold for the Kepler problem perturbed by a quadrupole moment is chaotic, irrespective of the perturbation being of prolate or oblate type. This result helps to elucidate some recent conflicting works in the physical literature based on numerical simulations.

Gabriela Depetri; Alberto Saa

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

467

Hawaii hydrogen power park Hawaii Hydrogen Power Park  

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energy source. (Barrier V-Renewable Integration) Hydrogen storage & distribution system. (Barrier V fueled vehicle hydrogen dispensing system. Demonstrate hydrogen as an energy carrier. Investigate Electrolyzer ValveManifold Water High Pressure H2 Storage Fuel Cell AC Power H2 Compressor Hydrogen Supply O2

468

PARABOLIC GEODESICS AS PARALLEL CURVES IN PARABOLIC GEOMETRIES  

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PARABOLIC GEODESICS AS PARALLEL CURVES IN PARABOLIC GEOMETRIES MARC HERZLICH Abstract. We give a simple characterization of the parabolic geodesics introduced by Cap, Slovák and Zádník for all parabolic then show that parabolic geodesics can be characterized as the following data: a curve on the manifold

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

469

Rotational and Parabolic Surfaces in PSL2(R, ) and Applications  

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Rotational and Parabolic Surfaces in PSL2(R, ) and Applications By Carlos Espinoza Pe~nafiel 1 of either rotational isometries or parabolic isometries, immersed into the homogeneous manifold PSL2(R, ). Also, we give some applications. Keywords. Constant mean curvature. Rotational surfaces. Parabolic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

470

PARABOLIC EXHAUSTIONS AND ANALYTIC COVERINGS  

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PARABOLIC EXHAUSTIONS AND ANALYTIC COVERINGS Finnur L´arusson January 31, 1993 Abstract. Let be a parabolic exhaustion on a Stein manifold X such that is strictly plurisubharmonic at its zeros. The metric to be parabolic because its logarithm is plurisubharmonic and satisfies the so-called Monge-Amp`ere equation

Lárusson, Finnur

471

Capacity on Finsler Spaces  

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Here, the concept of electric capacity on Finsler spaces is introduced and the fundamental conformal invariant property is proved, i.e. the capacity of a compact set on a connected non-compact Finsler manifold is conformal invariant. This work enables mathematicians and theoretical physicists to become more familiar with the global Finsler geometry and one of its new applications.

Bidabad, B

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Symmetrical Symplectic Capacity with Applications  

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In this paper, we first introduce the concept of symmetrical symplectic capacity for symmetrical symplectic manifolds, and by using this symmetrical symplectic capacity theory we prove that there exists at least one symmetric closed characteristic (brake orbit and $S$-invariant brake orbit are two examples) on prescribed symmetric energy surface which has a compact neighborhood with finite symmetrical symplectic capacity.

Liu, Chungen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Weighted locally linear embedding for dimension reduction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The low-dimensional representation of high-dimensional data and the concise description of its intrinsic structures are central problems in data analysis. In this paper, an unsupervised learning algorithm called weighted locally linear embedding (WLLE) ... Keywords: Feature extraction, Locally linear embedding, Manifold learning, Nonlinear dimensionality reduction

Yaozhang Pan; Shuzhi Sam Ge; Abdullah Al Mamun

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Reduction and Unfolding for Quantum Systems: the Hydrogen Atom  

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In this paper we propose a ``quantum reduction procedure'' based on the reduction of algebras of differential operators on a manifold. We use these techniques to show, in a systematic way, how to relate the hydrogen atom to a family of quantum harmonic oscillators, by the means of the Kustaahneimo-Stiefel fibration.

A. D'Avanzo; G. Marmo; A. Valentino

2005-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

475

Fabrication development of full-sized components for GCFR core assemblies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the status of the development of full-sized components for gas-cooled fast reactor (GCFR) core assemblies. Methods for ribbing of the fuel rod cladding, fabrication of grid spacers of two different designs, drawing of assembly flow ducts, and fabrication of fission gas collection manifolds by several methods are discussed.

Lindgren, J.R.; Flynn, P.W.; Foster, L.C.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Recent Progress on ITER Page 1 2012,ITEROrganization  

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-material interactions · Integration with in-vessel coils, diagnostics and blanket manifold. · Remote handling technologies: High RF fields, current, voltages, High heat and particle fluxes, Remote handling ... #12;Recent Blanket Shield Module and First Wall Panels Have Been Redesigned for Remote Maintenance Technical

477

Composite spherically symmetric configurations in Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory  

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In this article, a study of the scalar field shells in relativistic spherically symmetric configurations has been performed. We construct the composite solution of Jordan-Brans-Dicke field equation by matching the conformal Brans solutions at each junction surfaces. This approach allows us to associate rigorously with all solutions as a single glued "space", which is a unique differentiable manifold M^4.

S. Kozyrev

2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

478

Open-Closed String Correspondence in Open String Field Theory  

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We address the problem of describing different closed string backgrounds in background independent open string field theory: A shift in the closed string background corresponds to a collective excitation of open strings. As an illustration we apply the formalism to the case where the closed string background is a group manifold.

Baumgartl, Marco

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

SMI 2011: Full Paper: Interactive 3D caricature from harmonic exaggeration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A common variant of caricature relies on exaggerating characteristics of a shape that differs from a reference template, usually the distinctive traits of a human portrait. This work introduces a caricature tool that interactively emphasizes the differences ... Keywords: Caricature, GPU, Interactive, Manifold harmonics, Modeling

Thomas Lewiner; Thales Vieira; Dimas Martínez; Adelailson Peixoto; Vinícius Mello; Luiz Velho

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Cauchy problem and Green's functions for first order differential operators and algebraic quantization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Existence and uniqueness of advanced and retarded fundamental solutions (Green's functions) and of global solutions to the Cauchy problem is proved for a general class of first order linear differential operators on vector bundles over globally hyperbolic Lorentzian manifolds. This is a core ingredient to CAR-/CCR-algebraic constructions of quantum field theories on curved spacetimes, particularly for higher spin field equations.

Muehlhoff, Rainer [Berlin Mathematical School, TU Berlin, Mathematisches Institut, MA 2-2, Strasse des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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481

On the nonexistence of a Lobachevsky geometry model of an isotropic and homogeneous universe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to the Einstein cosmological principle, our universe is homogeneous and isotropic, i.e. its curvature is constant at any point and in any direction. On large scales, when all local irregularities are ignored, this assumption has been confirmed ... Keywords: Gauss-Kronecker curvature, Lobachevsky and Riemannian geometry, geometric cosmology, manifolds, modelling, umbilic points

Michal K?ížek; Jana Pradlová

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

The U.S. Burning Plasma Program C.M. Greenfield  

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. Johnson, R. Hawryluk, G. Janeschitz T05 Remote handling A. Tesini, B. Nelson, C. Damiani (EU) T06 Blanket manifold remote handling G. Johnson, M. Hechler, G. Federici (EU) T07 First wall strategy (divertor armor. Giancarli (EU) T12 Hot cell design M. Benchikhoune, B. Nelson, E. Di Pietro (EU) T13 H&CD strategy

483

Plans for US Contributions to ITER U.S. ITER Plans for US Contributions to ITER  

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· ELM control · Remote Handling · Blanket Manifold RH · First Wall (C/W) strategy · Capacity for 17MA discharge · Coil cold tests · Vacuum Vessel · Other issues ­ TBM strategy ­ Hot cell Design ­ Buildings Instrumentation Purpose Upper IR/Visible Cameras monitor for hot spots on outer target surface Low Field Side

484

An Overview of US ITER Project Activities  

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Coils 3. Flux Swing in Ohmic Operation and CS 4. ELM Control 5. Remote Handling 6. Blanket Manifold Remote Handling 7. Divertor Armour Strategy 8. Capacity of 17 MA Discharge 9. Cold Coil Test 10. Vacuum Vessel / Blanket Loading Condition Test 11. Blanket Modules Strategy 12. Hot Cell Design 13. Heating

485

NETL: Oil & Natural Gas Projects  

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Supercement for Annular Seal and Long-term Integrity in Deep, Hot Wells Supercement for Annular Seal and Long-term Integrity in Deep, Hot Wells DE-FC26-03NT41836 Goal: The goal of the project is to develop a supercement capable of sealing the annuli of and providing long-term integrity in deep, hot wells. Performers CSI Technologies, LLC , Houston, TX Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL Results Phase I work involved a literature search on cements and evaluation of Portland and non-Portland cement systems and various formulations within these systems. Laboratory work involved more than 1,100 tests on 169 different formulations. Baseline testing established a foundation for comparison. Conventional and unconventional mechanical tests were conducted, and many systems were tested at high temperatures. From this work six candidate systems comprising some 10 formulas were recommended for further analysis in Phase II: reduced water systems, magnesium oxide, molybdenum trioxide, fibers, epoxy (resins), and graded particle systems.

486

Generation of low-divergence laser beams  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for transforming a conventional beam of coherent light, having a Gaussian energy distribution and relatively high divergence, into a beam in which the energy distribution approximates a single, non-zero-order Bessel function and which therefore has much lower divergence. The apparatus comprises a zone plate having transmitting and reflecting zones defined by the pattern of light interference produced by the combination of a beam of coherent light with a Gaussian energy distribution and one having such a Bessel distribution. The interference pattern between the two beams is a concentric array of multiple annuli, and is preferably recorded as a hologram. The hologram is then used to form the transmitting and reflecting zones by photo-etching portions of a reflecting layer deposited on a plate made of a transmitting material. A Bessel beam, containing approximately 50% of the energy of the incident beam, is produced by passing a Gaussian beam through such a Bessel zone plate. The reflected beam, also containing approximately 50% of the incident beam energy and having a Bessel energy distribution, can be redirected in the same direction and parallel to the transmitted beam. Alternatively, a filter similar to the Bessel zone plate can be placed within the resonator cavity of a conventional laser system having a front mirror and a rear mirror, preferably axially aligned with the mirrors and just inside the front mirror to generate Bessel energy distribution light beams at the laser source.

Kronberg, James W. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Automated Galaxy Morphology: A Fourier Approach  

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We use automated surface photometry and pattern classification techniques to morphologically classify galaxies. The two-dimensional light distribution of a galaxy is reconstructed using Fourier series fits to azimuthal profiles computed in concentric elliptical annuli centered on the galaxy. Both the phase and amplitude of each Fourier component have been studied as a function of radial bin number for a large collection of galaxy images using principal component analysis. We find that up to 90 percent of the variance in many of these Fourier profiles may be characterized in as few as 3 principal components and their use substantially reduces the dimensionality of the classification problem. We use supervised learning methods in the form of artificial neural networks to train galaxy classifiers that detect morphological bars at the 85-90 percent confidence level and can identify the Hubble type with a 1-sigma scatter of 1.5 steps on the 16-step stage axis of the revised Hubble system. Finally, we systematically characterize the adverse effects of decreasing resolution and S/N on the quality of morphological information predicted by these classifiers.

S. C. Odewahn; S. H. Cohen; R. A. Windhorst; N. S. Philip

2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

488

Double-shell tank ultrasonic inspection plan. Revision 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The waste tank systems managed by the Tank Waste Remediation System Division of Westinghouse Hanford Company includes 28 large underground double-shell tanks (DST) used for storing hazardous radioactive waste. The ultrasonic (UT) inspection of these tanks is part of their required integrity assessment (WAC 1993) as described in the tank systems integrity assessment program plan (IAPP) (Pfluger 1994a) submitted to the Ecology Department of the State of Washington. Because these tanks hold radioactive waste and are located underground examinations and inspections must be done remotely from the tank annuli with specially designed equipment. This document describes the UT inspection system (DSTI system), the qualification of the equipment and procedures, field inspection readiness, DST inspections, and post-inspection activities. Although some of the equipment required development, the UT inspection technology itself is the commercially proven and available projection image scanning technique (P-scan). The final design verification of the DSTI system will be a performance test in the Hanford DST annulus mockup that includes the demonstration of detecting and sizing corrosion-induced flaws.

Pfluger, D.C.

1994-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

489

Numerical study on coupled fluid flow and heat transfer process in parabolic trough solar collector tube  

SciTech Connect

A unified two-dimensional numerical model was developed for the coupled heat transfer process in parabolic solar collector tube, which includes nature convection, forced convection, heat conduction and fluid-solid conjugate problem. The effects of Rayleigh number (Ra), tube diameter ratio and thermal conductivity of the tube wall on the heat transfer and fluid flow performance were numerically analyzed. The distributions of flow field, temperature field, local Nu and local temperature gradient were examined. The results show that when Ra is larger than 10{sup 5}, the effects of nature convection must be taken into account. With the increase of tube diameter ratio, the Nusselt number in inner tube (Nu{sub 1}) increases and the Nusselt number in annuli space (Nu{sub 2}) decreases. With the increase of tube wall thermal conductivity, Nu{sub 1} decreases and Nu{sub 2} increases. When thermal conductivity is larger than 200 W/(m K), it would have little effects on Nu and average temperatures. Due to the effect of the nature convection, along the circumferential direction (from top to down), the temperature in the cross-section decreases and the temperature gradient on inner tube surface increases at first. Then, the temperature and temperature gradients would present a converse variation at {theta} near {pi}. The local Nu on inner tube outer surface increases along circumferential direction until it reaches a maximum value then it decreases again. (author)

Tao, Y.B.; He, Y.L. [State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

490

Generation of low-divergence laser beams  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for transforming a conventional beam of coherent light, having a Gaussian energy distribution and relatively high divergence, into a beam in which the energy distribution approximates a single, non-zero-order Bessel function and which therefore has much lower divergence. The apparatus comprises a zone plate having transmitting and reflecting zones defined by the pattern of light interference produced by the combination of a beam of coherent light with a Gaussian energy distribution and one having such a Bessel distribution. The interference pattern between the two beams is a concentric array of multiple annuli, and is preferably recorded as a hologram. The hologram is then used to form the transmitting and reflecting zones by photo-etching portions of a reflecting layer deposited on a plate made of a transmitting material. A Bessel beam, containing approximately 50% of the energy of the incident beam, is produced by passing a Gaussian beam through such a Bessel zone plate. The reflected beam, also containing approximately 50% of the incident beam energy and having a Bessel energy distribution, can be redirected in the same direction and parallel to the transmitted beam. Alternatively, a filter similar to the Bessel zone plate can be placed within the resonator cavity of a conventional laser system having a front mirror and a rear mirror, preferably axially aligned with the mirrors and just inside the front mirror to generate Bessel energy distribution light beams at the laser source. 11 figures.

Kronberg, J.W.

1993-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

491

Downward two-phase flow effects in heat-loss and pressure-drop modeling of steam injection wells  

SciTech Connect

Modelling of the pressure drop and heat loss in steam injection wells has undergone a gradual evolution since the heavy interest in enhanced oil recovery by steam injection in the mid-60's. After briefly reviewing the evolution of steam models this paper presents a model which advances the state-of-the-art of steam modelling. The main advance presented in this paper is modelling the effects of the various flow regimens that occur during steam injection. The paper describes the formulation of a two-phase downward vertical flow pressure drop model which is not limited by the ''no-slip'' homogeneous flow assumptions in most previously published models. By using different correlations for mist, bubble, and slug flow, improved pressure drop calculations result, which in turn improve temperature predictions. The paper describes how the model handles temperature predictions differently in the single and two-phase steam flow situations. The paper also describes special features in the model to account for layered soil properties, soil dry out, cyclic injection, coupling heat losses, and reflux boiling in wet annuli. Two examples problems are presented which illustrate some of these features.

Galate, J.W.; Mitchell, R.F.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Distributed resonance self-shielding using the equivalence principle  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an extension of the equivalence principle to allow distributed resonance self-shielding in a multi-region fuel configuration. Rational expansion of fuel-to-fuel collision probability is applied in order to establish equivalence between the actual fuel configuration and a homogeneous mixture of hydrogen and resonant absorber, which is a commonly used model to calculate library tables of resonance integrals. The main steps in derivation are given along with the basic physics assumptions on which the presented approach relies. The method has been implemented in the lattice code WIMS-AECL and routinely used for calculation of CANDU-type reactor lattices. Its capabilities are illustrated by comparison of WIMS-AECL and MCNP results of {sup 238}U resonance capture in a CANDU lattice cell. In order to determine optimal rational expansion of fuel-to-fuel collision probability, the calculations were carried out by varying the number of rational terms from 1 to 6. The results show that 4 terms are sufficient. The further increase of the number of terms affects the computing time, while the impact on accuracy is negligible. To illustrate the convergence of the results, the fuel subdivision is gradually refined varying the number of fuel pin subdivisions from 1 to 32 equal-area annuli. The results show very good agreement with the reference MCNP calculation. (authors)

Altiparmakov, D. [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, ON K0J 1J0 (Canada)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

RECENT PROGRESS IN DOE WASTE TANK CLOSURE  

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The USDOE complex currently has over 330 underground storage tanks that have been used to process and store radioactive waste generated from the production of weapons materials. These tanks contain over 380 million liters of high-level and low-level radioactive waste. The waste consists of radioactively contaminated sludge, supernate, salt cake or calcine. Most of the waste exists at four USDOE locations, the Hanford Site, the Savannah River Site, the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center and the West Valley Demonstration Project. A summary of the DOE tank closure activities was first issued in 2001. Since then, regulatory changes have taken place that affect some of the sites and considerable progress has been made in closing tanks. This paper presents an overview of the current regulatory changes and drivers and a summary of the progress in tank closures at the various sites over the intervening six years. A number of areas are addressed including closure strategies, characterization of bulk waste and residual heel material, waste removal technologies for bulk waste, heel residuals and annuli, tank fill materials, closure system modeling and performance assessment programs, lessons learned, and external reviews.

Langton, C

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Further studies of long-term ecological effects of exposure to uranium  

SciTech Connect

Spatial variability in sampling for soil uranium distribution by a polar coordinate system was evaluated in randomly selected soil cores at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Variations for surface (0- to 2.5-cm-deep) soils were 0.18 at 10 m from the nuclear weapons test detonation point and 0.96 at 50 m. Results were strongly influenced by past uranium dispersal patterns, variable leaching of uranium debris, and surface water runoff. A total surface (0- to 5-cm) soil uranium inventory within a 12.6-ha circle centered on the E-F detonation point was estimated to be 3000 kg when calculated by soil uranium concentration isopleths and 4500 kg when using annuli of a polar coordinate sampling system. Uranium concentrations in tissues of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) were sufficiently different to conclude that the greater bioavailability of uranium in the top few millimeters of soil at E-F Site, combined with the difference in grooming and food habits of the animals, resulted in greater contamination of deer mice than of pocket gophers.

Hanson, W.C.; Miera, F.R. Jr.

1978-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Generation of low-divergence laser beams  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an apparatus for transforming a conventional beam of coherent light, having a Gaussian energy distribution and relatively high divergence, into a beam in which the energy distribution approximates a single, non-zero-order Bessel function and which therefore has much lower divergence. The apparatus comprises a zone plate having transmitting and reflecting zones defined by the pattern of light interference produced by the combination of a beam of coherent light with a Gaussian energy distribution and one having such a Bessel distribution. The interference pattern between the two beams is a concentric array of multiple annuli, and is preferably recorded as a hologram. The hologram is then used to form the transmitting, and reflecting zones by photo-etching portions of a reflecting layer deposited on a plate made of a transmitting material. A Bessel beam, containing approximately 50% of the energy of the incident beam, is produced by passing a Gaussian beam through such a Bessel zone plate. The reflected beam, also containing approximately 50% of the incident beam energy and having a Bessel energy distribution, can be redirected in the same direction and parallel to the transmitted beam. Alternatively, a filter similar to the Bessel zone plate can be placed within the resonator cavity of a conventional laser system having a front mirror and a rear mirror, preferably axially aligned with the mirrors and just inside the front mirror to generate Bessel energy distribution light beams at the laser source.

Kronberg, J.W.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

496

3D printing rises to the occasion | ornl.gov  

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Features Features 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 News Home | ORNL | News | Features | 2013 SHARE 3D printing rises to the occasion ORNL group shows how it's done, one layer at a time A perforated metal box produced by an Arcam 3D printer. This detailed A perforated metal box produced by an Arcam 3D printer. This detailed "calibration" part illustrates some of the versatility of 3D printing. Photo: Jason Richards (hi-res image) Things have come a long way since the mid-1980s when 3D Systems cofounder Chuck Hull worked out the technology to print objects in three dimensions, one very thin layer at a time. Hull called his new technology "stereolithography." In it, a guided beam of ultraviolet light is focused on a vat of liquid polymer, solidifying areas where it hits. When one layer is complete, the

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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2 2 (7.2.29 -- December 29 2013) Release Notes Updated: 12/29/13 If you find bugs, or have comments about this version, please do not hesitate to send an email to WINDOWHelp@lbl.gov to report your findings. Getting feedback from users is how we improve the program. WINDOW 7.2.29 (December 29, 2013) Program Changes Glazing System Shading System Details For shading system in a Glazing System Library construction, the emittances, conductance and TIR are not displayed, as they are only available after a calculation has been completed. Perforated Screens An input value for "Effective Openness Factor" has been added to the Shading Layer Library for perforated screens. At a future date, we will update the program to calculate this value automatically.

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Conclusions of the Capstone Depleted Uranium Aerosol Characterization and Risk Assessment Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rationale for the Capstone Depleted Uranium (DU) Aerosol Characterization and Risk Assessment Program and its results and applications have been examined in the previous 13 articles of this special issue. This paper summarizes the results and discusses its successes and lessons learned. The robust data from the Capstone DU Aerosol Study have provided a sound basis for assessing the inhalation exposure to DU aerosols and the dose and risk to personnel in combat vehicles at the time of perforation and to those entering immediately after perforation. The Human Health Risk Assessment provided a technically sound process for evaluating chemical and radiological doses and risks from DU aerosol exposure using well-accepted biokinetic and dosimetric models innovatively applied. An independent review of the study process and results is summarized, and recommendations for possible avenues of future study by the authors and by other major reviews of DU health hazards are provided.

Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Guilmette, Raymond A.

2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Well completions in the Beta Field, Offshore California  

SciTech Connect

The heavy oil reservoir in the Beta Field, Offshore California is thick (up to 1200 feet gross), unconsolidated, consists of nine distinct sand intervals, and lies at a shallow depth. In order to economically develop the field from two platforms and be able to waterflood, the development wells must be highly deviated with an 'S' shaped profile, have isolated multi-zone completions designed with the capability to selectively inject or produce any combination of zones, and produce virtually sand-free because of the use of electric submersible pumps for artificial lift. To meet these requirements, new completion techniques were developed. This paper reviews the overall completion sequence starting with primary cementing and zonal isolation, through perforating and perforation cleanup, and finishing with the inside casing gravel packing and gravel pack logging. The new techniques have proved expedient and successful, with 40 producing wells containing a total of 152 individual zones completed as of December, 1982.

Bruist, E.H.; Botts, T.M.; Jefferis, R.G.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposable sludge dewatering container and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a device and method for preparing sludge for disposal comprising a box with a thin layer of gravel on the bottom and a thin layer of sand on the gravel layer, an array of perforated piping deployed throughout the gravel layer, and a sump in the gravel layer below the perforated piping array. Standpipes connect the array and sump to an external ion exchanger/fine particulate filter and a pump. Sludge is deposited on the sand layer and dewatered using a pump connected to the piping array, topping up with more sludge as the aqueous component of the sludge is extracted. When the box is full and the free standing water content of the sludge is acceptable, the standpipes are cut and sealed and the lid secured to the box.

Cole, C.M.

1990-12-27T23:59:59.000Z