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WEC Model Development at Sandia  

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2C 2C Marine and Hydrokinetic Instrumentation, Measurement & Computer Modeling Workshop - Broomfield, CO July 9 th , 2012 Wave Energy Converter Model Development at Sandia Outline  Overview of SNL's WEC Modeling Activities * Wave Energy Development Roadmap * MHK Reference Models - Diana Bull * WEC Model Tool Development - Kelley Ruehl Reference Models and SNL Array Modeling presented in next session Wave Energy Development Roadmap Overall Goal and Motivation  Goal: Develop a suggested path for WEC development from design to commercialization.  Motivation: Guide industry towards successful design optimizations, prototype deployments, and utility scale commercialization by providing a roadmap incorporating numerical modeling and experimentation.

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Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development...  

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

Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Development Project objective: Provide a tool for estimating...

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Deformable human body model development  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). A Deformable Human Body Model (DHBM) capable of simulating a wide variety of deformation interactions between man and his environment has been developed. The model was intended to have applications in automobile safety analysis, soldier survivability studies and assistive technology development for the disabled. To date, we have demonstrated the utility of the DHBM in automobile safety analysis and are currently engaged in discussions with the U.S. military involving two additional applications. More specifically, the DHBM has been incorporated into a Virtual Safety Lab (VSL) for automobile design under contract to General Motors Corporation. Furthermore, we have won $1.8M in funding from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command for development of a noninvasive intracranial pressure measurement system. The proposed research makes use of the detailed head model that is a component of the DHBM; the project duration is three years. In addition, we have been contacted by the Air Force Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory concerning possible use of the DHBM in analyzing the loads and injury potential to pilots upon ejection from military aircraft. Current discussions with Armstrong involve possible LANL participation in a comparison between DHBM and the Air Force Articulated Total Body (ATB) model that is the current military standard.

Wray, W.O.; Aida, T.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Dynamic DOE Calibration Model  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A dynamic heavy duty diesel engine model was developed. The model can be applied for calibration and control system optimization.

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Development and application of earth system models  

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...Development and application of earth system models 10.1073/pnas.1107470109...to climate mitigation that earth system models can help inform. These models...processes. Why do we need earth system models (ESMs)? First, such models...

Ronald G. Prinn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Model for Engine Concept Development | Department...  

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

Combustion Model for Engine Concept Development Presentation shows how 1-cylinder testing, 3D combustion CFD and 1D gas exchange with an advanced combustion model are used...

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Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries...  

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

Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award October 15, 2014 -...

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Model Development Development of a system emulating the global carbon cycle in Earth system models  

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developed a loosely coupled model (LCM) which can represent the outputs of a GCMbased Earth system model

K. Tachiiri; J. C. Hargreaves; J. D. Annan; A. Oka; A. Abe-ouchi; M. Kawamiya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Project Development Model  

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Project Development Model Project Development Model NREL developed the Project Development Model to evaluate the risks and investment decisions required for successful renewable energy project development. The two-phase iterative model includes elements in project fundamentals and project development based off commercial project development practices supported by tools such as pro formas and checklists. Project Fundamentals or BEPTC(tm) Renewable Energy Project Development Tool For help with the BEPTC phase of your project, check out the Renewable Energy Project Development Tool, developed by NREL for U.S. Department of Energy's Community Renewable Energy Deployment effort. The tool helps you quickly establish the key motivators and feasibility of your project. Strong project fundamentals and an understanding of how a project fits

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WINDExchange: Jobs and Economic Development Impact Models  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

from new electricity generation projects. JEDI was first developed to model wind energy impacts. It has been expanded to analyze concentrating solar power, biofuels, coal,...

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Maui Electrical System Model Development  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 2. Simulation Data and Assumptions 1 2.1 Economic Data and Assumptions 1 2.1.1 Thermal Plants 1 2 in the preliminary results presentation on June 16th, are summarized in this section. 2.1.1 Thermal Plants of the power plant FUEL_TYPE OIL-Distillate Oil (No.2); RENEW - zero cost fuel used for modeling Wind & Geoth

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Developing fast and efficient climate models  

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report from Tyndall research project IT 1.31 Planning and Prototyping a Climate Module for the Tyndall The aim of this project was to develop a fast and efficient climate model, as a vital componentDeveloping fast and efficient climate models John Shepherd, Peter Challenor, Bob Marsh, Mark

Williamson, Mark

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Development and application of earth system models  

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Development and application of earth system models Ronald G. Prinn *Reprinted from Proceedings, 2011) The global environment is a complex and dynamic system. Earth system modeling is needed to help: globalchange@mit.edu Website: http://globalchange.mit.edu/ #12;Development and application of earth system

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Development, evaluation, and design applications of an AMTEC converter model  

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An AMTEC converter model was developed and its effectiveness as a design tool was evaluated. To develop the model, requirements of the model were defined, modeling equations were selected, and a methodology for model development was established...

Spence, Cliff Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic model for electrorefining, part I: Model development and validation  

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Abstract Electrorefining is the key process of the pryprocessing for treatment of spent nuclear fuels. In the present study, a kinetic model for electrorefining is developed. The model has the capability to predict the kinetic features of materials dissolution/deposition at anodes/cathodes of the electrorefiner and the evolution of the partial currents of the species involved, the potentials of the electrodes, and species concentrations in the molten salt. The model takes into account the changes of the surface areas and the volumes of the electrodes related to materials dissolution and deposition. The model is validated by compared with available experimental data. This article, focusing on the model development and validation, is Part I of the systemic study on development of the pyroprocessing model. Part II of this study will focus on the applications of the model.

Jinsuo Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulation mechanisms in spatial stochastic development models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The aim of this paper is to analyze different regulation mechanisms in spatial continuous stochastic development models. We describe the density behavior for models with global mortality and local establishment rates. We prove that the local self-regulation via a competition mechanism (density dependent mortality) may suppress a unbounded growth of the averaged density if the competition kernel is superstable.

Dmitri Finkelshtein; Yuri Kondratiev

2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of Seismic Reflection Sandbox Modeling  

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...surface. The use of lighting at low angles to the...originally developed for medical imaging (Hounsfield...models also reduces the cost and time involved in...surface. The use of lighting at low angles to the...originally developed for medical imaging (Hounsfield...

Donald H. Sherlock; Brian J. Evans

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Model Developments for Development of Improved Emissions Scenarios: Developing Purchasing-Power Parity Models, Analyzing Uncertainty, and Developing Data Sets for Gridded Integrated Assessment Models  

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In the duration of this project, we finished the main tasks set up in the initial proposal. These tasks include: setting up the basic platform in GAMS language for the new RICE 2007 model; testing various model structure of RICE 2007; incorporating PPP data set in the new RICE model; developing gridded data set for IA modeling.

Yang, Zili; Nordhaus, William

2009-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Models - About...  

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Marine & Hydrokinetic Power Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) model allows users to estimate economic development impacts from...

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Models - About...  

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Coal Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Coal model allows the user to estimate economic development impacts from coal power generation projects. Applying a...

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Jobs and Economic Development Modeling | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Project objective: Develop models to estimate jobs and economic impacts from geothermal project development and operation. analysisyoungeconomicdevelopmentmodeling.pdf...

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Model development for household waste prevention behaviour  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We model waste prevention behaviour using structure equation modelling. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We merge attitude-behaviour theories with wider models from environmental psychology. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Personal norms and perceived behaviour control are the main behaviour predictors. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Environmental concern, moral obligation and inconvenience are the main influence on the behaviour. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Waste prevention and recycling are different dimensions of waste management behaviour. - Abstract: Understanding waste prevention behaviour (WPB) could enable local governments and decision makers to design more-effective policies for reducing the amount of waste that is generated. By merging well-known attitude-behaviour theories with elements from wider models from environmental psychology, an extensive cognitive framework that provides new and valuable insights is developed for understanding the involvement of individuals in waste prevention. The results confirm the usefulness of the theory of planned behaviour and of Schwartz's altruistic behaviour model as bases for modelling participation in waste prevention. A more elaborate integrated model of prevention was shown to be necessary for the complete analysis of attitudinal aspects associated with waste prevention. A postal survey of 158 respondents provided empirical support for eight of 12 hypotheses. The proposed structural equation indicates that personal norms and perceived behaviour control are the main predictors and that, unlike the case of recycling, subjective norms have a weak influence on WPB. It also suggests that, since social norms have not presented a direct influence, WPB is likely to be influenced by a concern for the environment and the community as well by perceptions of moral obligation and inconvenience. Results also proved that recycling and waste prevention represent different dimensions of waste management behaviour requiring particular approaches to increase individuals' engagement in future policies.

Bortoleto, Ana Paula, E-mail: a.bortoleto@sheffield.ac.uk [Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Kurisu, Kiyo H.; Hanaki, Keisuke [Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Techniques to develop data for hydrogeochemical models  

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The utility industry, through its research and development organization, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is developing the capability to evaluate potential migration of waste constitutents from utility disposal sites to the environment. These investigations have developed computer programs to predict leaching, transport, attenuation, and fate of inorganic chemicals. To predict solute transport at a site, the computer programs require data concerning the physical and chemical conditions that affect solute transport at the site. This manual provides a comprehensive view of the data requirements for computer programs that predict the fate of dissolved materials in the subsurface environment and describes techniques to measure or estimate these data. In this manual, basic concepts are described first and individual properties and their associated measurement or estimation techniques are described later. The first three sections review hydrologic and geochemical concepts, discuss data requirements for geohydrochemical computer programs, and describe the types of information the programs produce. The remaining sections define and/or describe the properties of interest for geohydrochemical modeling and summarize available technique to measure or estimate values for these properties. A glossary of terms associated with geohydrochemical modeling and an index are provided at the end of this manual. 318 refs., 9 figs., 66 tabs.

Thompson, C.M.; Holcombe, L.J.; Gancarz, D.H.; Behl, A.E. (Radian Corp., Austin, TX (USA)); Erickson, J.R.; Star, I.; Waddell, R.K. (Geotrans, Inc., Boulder, CO (USA)); Fruchter, J.S. (Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA))

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semantic model-driven development of web service architectures  

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Building service-based architectures has become a major area of interest since the advent of web services. Modelling these architectures is a central activity. Model-driven development is a recent approach to developing software systems based ... Keywords: model-driven development, modelling, semantic models, semantics, service ontology, service process composition, service-oriented architectures, web service architectures, web services

Claus Pahl

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RTI International Develops SSL Luminaire Reliability Model  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

With the help of DOE funding, RTI International is developing and validating accelerated life testing (ALT) methodologies and a reliability model for predicting the lifetime of integrated solid-state lighting luminaires. Since data is essential to building this model, the technical literature in the electronics and lighting communities has been extensively utilized. However, the general lack of certified information on luminaire failure modes (for both SSL luminaires and older technologies) has required that a majority of the effort during this work focus on understanding what happens during the luminaire aging process. This information is being used to identify potential failure modes, understand variations across a given product line, and ultimately determine how long testing will take.

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Device Scale Model Development for Transport Reactor  

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Gary J. stiegel Gary J. stiegel Gasification Technology Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-386-4499 gary.stiegel@netl.doe.gov Chris Guenther Computational Science Division National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P. O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507 304-285-4483 chris.guenther@netl.doe.gov 8/2006 Gasification Technologies Device Scale MoDel DevelopMent for tranSport reactor Background Coal gasification is an efficient and environmentally acceptable technology that can utilize the vast coal reserves in the United States to produce clean affordable power and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Coal and other carbon containing materials can be gasified to produce a synthesis gas. This syngas can be fed to a

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Recent developments for realistic solar models  

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The 'solar abundance problem' has triggered a renewed interest in revising the concept of SSM from different perspectives: 1) constituent microphysics: equation of state, nuclear rates, radiative opacities; 2) constituent macrophysics: the physical processes impact the evolution of the Sun and its present-day structure, e.g. dynamical processes induced by rotation, presence of magnetic fields; 3) challenge the hypothesis that the young Sun was chemically homogeneous: the possible interaction of the young Sun with its protoplanetary disk. Here, I briefly review and then present a (personal) view on recent advances and developments on solar modeling, part of them carried out as attempts to solve the solar abundance problem.

Serenelli, Aldo M. [Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 (Spain)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

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Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This true up procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The trued post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the true up procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or incorporation into existing software tools would improve the efficiency of the process. Retrofit activity appears to be gaining market share, and this would be a potentially valuable capability with relevance to marketing, program management, and retrofit success metrics.

Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling Course | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling Course Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling Course Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling Course Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Climate Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Economic Development, People and Policy Topics: Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis, Resource assessment Resource Type: Training materials, Workshop Website: einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/low-carbon-development Cost: Paid References: Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling[1] Program Overview This course has the following modules - (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce you to climate change

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Sustainable energy for developing countries : modelling transitions to renewable and clean energy in rapidly developing countries.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The main objective of this thesis is first to adapt energy models for the use in developing countries and second to model sustainable energy transitions (more)

Urban, Frauke

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of a photovoltaic financial model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Due to the relative immaturity of the solar farm industry, there are very few comprehensive financial models in use. I address this by developing a photovoltaic NPV financial model and apply the model to various base cases ...

Dietz, Brad

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinetic Model Development for Lignin Pyrolysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Lignin pyrolysis poses a significant barrier to the formation of liquid fuel products from biomass. Lignin pyrolyzes at higher temperatures than other biomass components (e.g. cellulose and hemi-cellulose) and tends to form radicals species that lead to cross-linking and ultimately char formation. A first step in the advancement of biomass-to-fuel technology is to discover the underlying mechanisms that lead to the breakdown of lignin at lower temperatures into more stable and usable products. We have investigated the thermochemistry of the various inter-linkage units found in lignin (B-O4, a-O4, B-B, B-O5, etc) using electronic structure calculations at the M06-2x/6-311++G(d,p) on a series of dimer model compounds. In addition to bond homolysis reactions, a variety of concerted elimination pathways are under investigation that tend to produce closed-shell stable products. Such a bottom-up approach could aid in the targeted development of catalysts that produce more desirable products under less severe reactor conditions.

Clark, J.; Robichaud, D.; Nimlos, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Models - About JEDI  

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CSP Model CSP Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) model allows users to estimate economic development impacts from CSP projects. JEDI CSP has default information that can be utilized to run a generic impacts analysis assuming industry averages. Model users are encouraged to enter as much project-specific data as possible. Download the JEDI CSP Model Printable Version JEDI Home About JEDI Biofuels Models Coal Model CSP Model Geothermal Model Marine & Hydrokinetic Power Model Natural Gas Model Photovoltaics Model Transmission Line Model Wind Model Download JEDI Methodology Interpreting Results Advanced Users Limitations of JEDI Models Publications Forum Webinars Contact Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback.

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Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries Agency/Company /Organization: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Sector: Land Focus Area: Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Website: www.oecd.org/dataoecd/39/39/42122112.pdf Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed Countries Screenshot References: Modelling Ag Policy[1] Overview "The role of agricultural policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments. In the first place,

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PHEV Engine and Aftertreatment Model Development  

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

preliminary DPF and SCR lean aftertreatment models * Improved and demonstrated external heat loss and thermal transients methodology for integrated engine and aftertreatment...

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Modeling and Optimizing Ergonomic Activities in Automobile Product Development  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Modeling and Optimizing Ergonomic Activities in Automobile Product Development João Ferreira Anna.silva@acm.org Abstract We collect ergonomic rules and normative rules considerations for automobile business and modeled these activities with a special UML language created for automobile business, VDML (Vehicle Development Modeling

da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

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Advanced Model and Methodology Development [Heat Transfer and Fluid  

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Advanced Model and Advanced Model and Methodology Development Capabilities Engineering Computation and Design Engineering and Structural Mechanics Systems/Component Design, Engineering and Drafting Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Overview Thermal Hydraulic Optimization of Nuclear Systems Underhood Thermal Management Combustion Simulations Advanced Model and Methodology Development Multi-physics Reactor Performance and Safety Simulations Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Bookmark and Share Advanced Model and Methodology Development Electrorefiner Model for Treatment of Spent Nuclear Fuel Electrorefiner Model for Treatment of Spent Nuclear Fuel. Click on image to

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Development and application of earth system models  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...analysis (EPPA) model is a general equilibrium model...The atmospheric life cycles of air pollutants, such...conventional gaso-line and diesel (whose efficiency is...slate and gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, eth-anol...gasification with combined cycle (with and without carbon...

Ronald G. Prinn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Application of Earth System Models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The global environment is a complex and dynamic system. Earth system modeling is needed to help understand changes in interacting subsystems, elucidate the influence of human activities, and explore possible future changes. ...

Prinn, Ronald G.

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A multiscale model of thrombus development  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...of the coagulation process are poorly understood...model combines all interrelated factors that contribute...described, these processes are interrelated. All these identified...biochemical and rheological processes play important roles...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate models: challenges for Fortran development tools  

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Climate simulation and weather forecasting codes are among the most complex examples of scientific software. Moreover, many of them are written in Fortran, making them some of the largest and most complex Fortran codes ever developed. For companies and ...

Mariano Mndez, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jeffrey L. Overbey

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial modeling of new product development economics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Product design and development is a complex process that involves extensive engineering considerations as well as management decisions based on the overall vision for the product. Traditionally, most decision making in ...

Balasubramaniam, Anitha

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of an Advanced Stimulation Prediction Model for  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Validation of an Advanced Stimulation Prediction Model for Validation of an Advanced Stimulation Prediction Model for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Development and Validation of an Advanced Stimulation Prediction Model for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Stimulation Prediction Models Project Description The proposal is in response to DOE FOA DE-PS36-08GO99018/DE-FOA-0000075, specifically: the Topic Area: Stimulation Prediction Models - "To develop and validate models to predict a reservoir's response to stimulation and/or to quantitatively compare existing stimulation prediction models," and the Target Specification: "Development of stimulation prediction models capable of accurately predicting the location, spacing, orientation, and flow properties of created fractures."

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Systematic development of coarse-grained polymer models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The coupling between polymer models and experiments has improved our understanding of polymer behavior both in terms of rheology and dynamics of single molecules. Developing these polymer models is challenging because of ...

Underhill, Patrick Theodore

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Numerical Modelling Research and Development Division is responsible for research into and develop-  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

into and develop- ment of numerical weather prediction models and other meteorological applications, that are opera in the field of numerical weather prediction: atmospheric and oceanographic modelling, physical and statistical132 The Numerical Modelling Research and Development Division is responsible for research

Haak, Hein

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Authors: Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake:...

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TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes...  

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

of Processes Affecting Performance of a Salt Repository for Disposal of Heat-Generating Nuclear Waste TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting...

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir  

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

- Also includes relevant well information * Developed sub-grid scale model of fracture permeability as a function of normal and shear displacements - Installed in the fully...

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS  

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Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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The Brief History and Future Development of Earth System Models...  

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Brief History and Future Development of Earth System Models: Resolution and Complexity Warren M. Washington National Center for Atmospheric Research NERSC Lecture Series at...

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JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model, National Renewable...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

state) level. First developed by NREL's Wind Powering America program to model wind energy jobs and impacts, JEDI has been expanded to biofuels, concentrating solar power, coal,...

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Electrical Model Development and Validation for Distributed Resources  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This project focuses on the development of electrical models for small (1-MW) distributed resources at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility.

Simoes, M. G.; Palle, B.; Chakraborty, S.; Uriarte, C.

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources | Department  

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

Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources February 7, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Exploration and field development in the largest continuous oil play in the lower 48 states, located in North Dakota and eastern Montana, will be guided by new geo-models developed with funding from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The three-year project to develop exploration and reservoir models for the Bakken Shale resource play was conducted by the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), through research funded by FE's Oil and Natural Gas Program. A "play" is a shale formation containing significant accumulations of natural gas or oil. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Bakken Shale

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New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources | Department  

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New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources New Models Help Optimize Development of Bakken Shale Resources February 7, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - Exploration and field development in the largest continuous oil play in the lower 48 states, located in North Dakota and eastern Montana, will be guided by new geo-models developed with funding from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The three-year project to develop exploration and reservoir models for the Bakken Shale resource play was conducted by the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), through research funded by FE's Oil and Natural Gas Program. A "play" is a shale formation containing significant accumulations of natural gas or oil. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Bakken Shale

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Approaches and Financial Models for Scaling up Norwegian Development  

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Approaches and Financial Models for Scaling up Norwegian Development Approaches and Financial Models for Scaling up Norwegian Development Assistance to Clean Energy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Approaches and Financial Models for Scaling up Norwegian Development Assistance to Clean Energy Agency/Company /Organization: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics: Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/2/2d/Nora Approaches and Financial Models for Scaling up Norwegian Development Assistance to Clean Energy Screenshot References: Approaches and Financial Models for Scaling up Norwegian Development Assistance to Clean Energy[1] Overview "The approaches proposed in this report should be viewed as a selection of

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The evolutionary development of roughness prediction models  

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The vigorous expansion of wind energy power generation over the last decade has also entailed innovative improvements to surface roughness prediction models applied to high-torque milling operations. Artificial neural networks are the most widely used ... Keywords: Dimensionality reduction, Genetic algorithm, High-torque milling, Surface roughness

Maciej Grzenda; Andres Bustillo

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Models for Tribal Energy Development Organizations  

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Hosted by DOE, EERE's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration, this webinar will cover business models such as the Section 17 corporation and the tribal utility on Feb. 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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Development of a tribological failure knowledge model  

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Many of the component failures occurring in service can be delayed by better incorporation of tribological principles into engineering design and maintenance. However, the concept of tribology has not yet penetrated successfully into the industry in ... Keywords: JDK 14, Java Swing, KBS, Protege, component failures, design practice, knowledge based systems, knowledge modelling, maintenance strategy, steam power plants, steam turbines, tribological failure, tribology, turbine failure

S. Panda; D. Mishra

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of earth system models  

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...that earth system models can...water, and waste disposal...the earth system. Such integrated assessments...simultaneous treatments of the...running control experiments...numerical control experiments...and natural system components...Text 2). Integrated Global System...averaged treatments...roles of plants; the...

Ronald G. Prinn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agriculture model development to improve performance of the Community Land  

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Agriculture model development to improve performance of the Community Land Agriculture model development to improve performance of the Community Land Model April 3, 2013 The important relationships between climate change and agriculture are uncertain, particularly the feedbacks related to the carbon cycle. Nevertheless, vegetation models have not yet considered the full impacts of management practices and nitrogen feedbacks on the carbon cycle. We are working to meet this need. We have integrated three crop types (corn, soybean, and spring wheat) into the Community Land Model (CLM). In developing the agriculture version of CLM, we added plant processes related to management practices and nitrogen cycling. A manuscript documenting our changes to CLM has been accepted for publication in Geoscientific Model Development Discussions ("Modeling

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Models - About JEDI  

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Transmission Line Model Transmission Line Model The Transmission Line Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model allows the user to estimate economic development impacts associated with transmission line projects. Applying a similar user interface as other JEDI models, Transmission Line JEDI requires a few additional user inputs such as: Transmission Line Type Line Length Terrain Type Right-of-Way Characteristics. Results are presented in the same manner as those in other JEDI models. This allows the transmission line JEDI model to be used by itself or in conjunction with electricity generation JEDI models. As with all JEDI models, reasonable default values are provided. Individual projects may vary and when possible project specific data should be used to obtain the best estimate of economic development impacts.

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Development of a room air conditioner design model  

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AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Page . 12 . 12 . 20 . 33 . 38 . 48 . 50 . 56 Conclusions. Recommendations. REFERENCES APPENDIX A . 57 . 57 . 59 . 61 VITA . 66 LZST OP TABLES Table Page 2. 1 Major output parameters from the ORNL model 3. 1 Effect of tube.... Efficiency improvements are evaluated with the aid of a computer model. The model chosen for this analysis was the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) heat pump model [5] . The ORNL Heat Pump Design Model is a FORTRAN computer program developed...

Penson, Steven Brad

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting  

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TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting Performance of a Salt Repository for Disposal of Heat-Generating Nuclear Waste TSPA Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis of Processes Affecting Performance of a Salt Repository for Disposal of Heat-Generating Nuclear Waste The document describes the initial work on designing and developing requirements for a total system performance assessment (TSPA) model that can support preliminary safety assessments for a mined geologic repository for high-level waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in salt host rock at a generic site. A preliminary generic salt TSPA model for HLW/SNF disposal has been developed and tested for an isothermal repository in salt, for emplaced waste that is assumed to have no decay heat; for salt

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Experiments for foam model development and validation.  

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A series of experiments has been performed to allow observation of the foaming process and the collection of temperature, rise rate, and microstructural data. Microfocus video is used in conjunction with particle image velocimetry (PIV) to elucidate the boundary condition at the wall. Rheology, reaction kinetics and density measurements complement the flow visualization. X-ray computed tomography (CT) is used to examine the cured foams to determine density gradients. These data provide input to a continuum level finite element model of the blowing process.

Bourdon, Christopher Jay; Cote, Raymond O.; Moffat, Harry K.; Grillet, Anne Mary; Mahoney, James F. (Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies, Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, MO); Russick, Edward Mark; Adolf, Douglas Brian; Rao, Rekha Ranjana; Thompson, Kyle Richard; Kraynik, Andrew Michael; Castaneda, Jaime N.; Brotherton, Christopher M.; Mondy, Lisa Ann; Gorby, Allen D.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The OpenModelica Modeling, Simulation, and Development Environment  

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The OpenModelica Modeling, Simulation, and Development Environment Peter Fritzson, Peter Aronsson, and object-oriented language for modeling and simulation of complex systems. This paper gives a quick version of Modelica itself. · Providing an environment for teaching modeling and simulation. It turns out

Zhao, Yuxiao

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THE DEVELOPMENT MODEL ELECTRONIC COMMERCE OF REGIONAL AGRICULTURE  

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THE DEVELOPMENT MODEL ELECTRONIC COMMERCE OF REGIONAL AGRICULTURE Jun Kang* , Lecai Cai, Hongchan, Fax: +86-813-5505966, Email: kj_sky@126.com Abstract: With the developing of the agricultural information, it is inevitable trend of the development of agricultural electronic commercial affairs

Boyer, Edmond

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Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media | Department  

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Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media Fluid Flow Model Development for Representative Geologic Media Clay and granitic geologic rock units are potential host media for future repositories for used nuclear fuel and high level waste. This report addresses the representation of flow in these two media within numerical process models. Discrete fracture network (DFNs) models are an approach to representing flow in fractured granite that explicitly represents the geometry and flow properties of individual fractures. New DFN generation and computational grid generation methods have been developed and tested. Mesh generation and the generation of flow streamlines within the DFN are also included. Traditional form of Darcy's law is not adequate

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Seismic Reflection Data and Conceptual Models for Geothermal Development in  

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Seismic Reflection Data and Conceptual Models for Geothermal Development in Seismic Reflection Data and Conceptual Models for Geothermal Development in Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Seismic Reflection Data and Conceptual Models for Geothermal Development in Nevada Abstract Seismic reflection data were collected in two geothermalareas in Nevada to support geologic structural models andgeothermal well targeting. The data were integrated withsurface mapping, well results, and other geophysical data inconceptual geologic models in both areas. Faults wereinterpreted from reflection data based on reflector offsetsand apparent fault surface reflectors dipping away from therange front. Interpreted faults at Blue Mt., where severalwells have been drilled, correlated with well entries.Subsequent well targeting based on the conceptualstructural model

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Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting | Open  

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Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Exploration strategies based on an understanding of the geologic processes that transfer heat from the mantle to the upper crust, and foster the conditions for shallow hydrothermal circulation or enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) exploration, are required to search efficiently for 'blind' geothermal resources. We propose a genetically based screening protocol to assess potentially prospective geothermal resources, beginning at the plate boundary scale and progressively focusing in on the scale of a producing

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Job and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI) | Open Energy Information  

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Job and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI) Job and Economic Development Impact Models (JEDI) Jump to: navigation, search Site head analysis jedi.jpg Overview Originally developed in 2002 for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America project, the Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model was designed to be an easy-to-use, excel based calculator which uses IMPLAN's economic multipliers to estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local and state levels. It comes as a separate model for wind, PV, natural gas, CSP, coal, and biofuels. Job's, earnings, and impact are outputs. Inputs are construction costs, equipment costs, O&M costs, financing parameters and any other costs associated with the project. With its success in

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Development of an Ocean Model Adjoint for Decadal Prediction | Argonne  

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Development of an Ocean Model Adjoint for Decadal Prediction Development of an Ocean Model Adjoint for Decadal Prediction Development of an Ocean Model Adjoint for Decadal Prediction This project will develop an adjoint of the Parallel Ocean Program (POP; version 2.0.1) using automatic differentiation (AD) techniques. We have already had success with AD on sea ice models and will use this knowledge with POP. It is now unequivocal that the Earth's climate system is warming. The most recent IPCC assessment concludes that the increased temperatures in the latter 20th century are very likely due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and continued greenhouse emissions will likely result in even larger increases during the 21st century. Even if controls could be put on greenhouse emissions immediately, there is still some climate change that

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models - Help  

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Help The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model uses a Microsoft Excel (MS Excel) spreadsheet. MS Excel Tips Macros must to be enabled in MS Excel for JEDI to operate...

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Development and Evaluation of Statistical Downscaling Models for Monthly Precipitation  

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Several statistical downscaling models have been developed in the past couple of decades to assess the hydrologic impacts of climate change by projecting the station-scale hydrological variables from large-scale atmospheric variables simulated by ...

Aneesh Goly; Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu; Arpita Mondal

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of a 3-Dimensional CFB Furnace Model  

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At Foster Wheeler, a three-dimensional CFB furnace model is essential part of knowledge development of CFB furnace process regarding solid mixing, combustion, ... Analyses of field-test results in industrial-scal...

Arl Vepslinen; Karl Myhnen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development...  

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is that there are new solutions to heat extraction from an as-created, enhanced fracture system of EGS. The project will develop a new THMC simulation model with new...

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Dialog model development of a mobile information and reference robot  

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We analyze the range of problems that arise in the development of information and reference robots. A model of intelligent direction of a mobile information system on the basis of multimodal interface, providing natural man-machine interaction, is suggested. ...

V. Budkov; M. Prishchepa; A. Ronzhin

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GEOCHEMICAL TESTING AND MODEL DEVELOPMENT - RESIDUAL TANK WASTE TEST PLAN  

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This Test Plan describes the testing and chemical analyses release rate studies on tank residual samples collected following the retrieval of waste from the tank. This work will provide the data required to develop a contaminant release model for the tank residuals from both sludge and salt cake single-shell tanks. The data are intended for use in the long-term performance assessment and conceptual model development.

CANTRELL KJ; CONNELLY MP

2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-disciplinary development of state and transition models  

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Multi-disciplinary development of state and transition models An Example from Northwestern Colorado and Transition Models: A Road Map to Ecological Change #12;STMs also help us learn · Tacit explicit knowledge Adaptive Management Cycle Grantham et al. 2010 Front. Ecol. Environment #12;Study Area: Elkhead Watershed

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BUILDING A BETTER MODEL OF FRUIT FLY WING DEVELOPMENT  

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BUILDING A BETTER MODEL OF FRUIT FLY WING DEVELOPMENT Rick Dilling CTMS Graduate Fellow (summer 2010) Advisors: Fred Nijhout (Biology), Tom Witelski (Mathematics) The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is one of the most important model organisms used in biology. One of the ways fruit flies

Wolpert, Robert L

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Modeling and Computational Strategies for Optimal Development Planning of Offshore  

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1 Modeling and Computational Strategies for Optimal Development Planning of Offshore Oilfields for offshore oil and gas fields as a basis to include the generic fiscal rules with ringfencing provisions-integer programming. 1 Introduction Offshore oil and gas field development planning has received significant attention

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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The development of a cognitive process-oriented correlation model  

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OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject: Curriculum and Instruction THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COGNITIVE PROCESS-ORIENTED CORRELATION MODEL A Thesis by RICHARD JAMES KNEUVEN Approved as to style and content by: P r c'a exander ( r of Committee ) David...-processing correlation model might be translated into a secondary school curriculum. In an attempt to identify underlying cognitive processes that could provide a basis for a process-oriented correlation model, several areas of literature were reviewed. This thesis...

Kneuven, Richard James

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a cell-based stream flow routing model  

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al. (1994) developed a 2.00x2.50 resolution river routing model for a number of World Rivers, coupled with an atmospheric-ocean model. The GCM of NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) (Hansen et al., 1983) was used to calculate the runoff... resolution of 2.00 X 2.50 using the coarse river network developed by Miller et al. (1994). Input to each of the grid cell was derived from the improved GISS GCM (Hansen et al., 1983), which improved the model prediction of discharge. Costa and Foley (1997...

Raina, Rajeev

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Chemical Model to Predict the Interactions between  

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Model to Predict the Interactions between Model to Predict the Interactions between Supercritical CO2 and Fluid, Rocks in EGS Reservoirs Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Development of Chemical Model to Predict the Interactions between Supercritical CO2 and Fluid, Rocks in EGS Reservoirs Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide / Reservoir Rock Chemical Interactions Project Description In order to develop this model, databases will be assembled and/or updated for thermodynamic and kinetic rate laws for water/brine/rock/CO2 interactions at the pressures and temperatures common to EGS systems. In addition to a literature search, extrapolation of existing data and experimental laboratory work will be conducted to calibrate and verify the datasets.

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Develop baseline computational model for proactive welding stress  

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Develop baseline computational model for proactive welding stress Develop baseline computational model for proactive welding stress management to suppress helium induced cracking during weld repair Develop baseline computational model for proactive welding stress management to suppress helium induced cracking during weld repair There are over 100 nuclear power plants operating in the U.S., which generate approximately 20% of the nation's electricity. These plants range from 15 to 40 years old. Extending the service lives of the current fleet of nuclear power plants beyond 60 years is imperative to allow for the environmentally-sustainable energy infrastructure being developed and matured. Welding repair of irradiated nuclear reactor materials (such as austenitic stainless steels) is especially challenging because of the

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Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model development  

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of of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model development Max H. Sherman, Erin L. Hult * Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3083, Berkeley, CA 94720-8133, USA h i g h l i g h t s < A lumped parameter model is applied to describe emission and storage buffering of contaminants. < Model is used to assess impact of ventilation on indoor formaldehyde exposure. < Observations of depletion of stored contaminants can be described by model. a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 8 November 2012 Received in revised form 7 February 2013 Accepted 11 February 2013 Keywords: Buffering capacity Formaldehyde Moisture a b s t r a c t A first-order, lumped capacitance model is used to describe the buffering of airborne chemical species by building materials and furnishings in the indoor environment. The model is applied to describe the interaction between formaldehyde

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models - Limitations of  

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Limitations of JEDI Models Limitations of JEDI Models Results are an estimate, not a precise forecast. The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are input-output based models, also appropriately called calculators or screening tools. As such, they share important limitations with all models based on input-output calculation methodologies. For the interested user, the Environmental Protection Agency recently published EPA Assessing the Multiple Benefits of Clean Energy: A Resource for States1, which discusses and compares different types of models and screening tools for assessing economic impacts and jobs, including JEDI (see Chapter 5, pp. 136-142). The most important limitation to note is that JEDI results are estimates, not precise forecasts, for the following reasons.

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Offshore pile driving noisePrediction through comprehensive model development  

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Offshore wind energy is one of the most potent among renewables and thus the worldwide number of offshore wind turbines increases rapidly. The foundations of the wind turbines are typically fastened to the seabed by impact pile driving which comes along with a significant amount of waterborne noise. To protect the marine biosphere the use of noise mitigation systems like bubble curtains or cofferdams may become necessary. In this context the model-based prediction of underwater sound pressure levels as well as the design and optimization of effective sound mitigation measures by using numerical models is one of todays challenges. The current work presents a modeling approach that consists of a near field finite element model and a far field propagation model. Furthermore it has been found necessary to generate a benchmark to allow for a qualitative and quantitative comparison between the manifold modeling approaches that are currently developed at various institutes and companies.

Marcel Ruhnau; Stephan Lippert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models - Interpreting  

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Interpreting Results Interpreting Results Sample Results from JEDI. Download a text-version (MS Excel 44 KB) The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models estimate the number of jobs and economic impacts associated with power generation, fuel production, and other projects. Economic activity in input-output models is typically assessed in three categories. NREL's JEDI models classify the first category of results-on-site labor and professional services results-as dollars spent on labor from companies engaged in development and on-site construction and operation of power generation and transmission. These results include labor only-no materials. Companies or businesses that fall into this category of results include project developers, environmental and permitting consultants, road builders, concrete-pouring

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A Simulation Model for the Waterfall Software Development Life Cycle  

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Software development life cycle or SDLC for short is a methodology for designing, building, and maintaining information and industrial systems. So far, there exist many SDLC models, one of which is the Waterfall model which comprises five phases to be completed sequentially in order to develop a software solution. However, SDLC of software systems has always encountered problems and limitations that resulted in significant budget overruns, late or suspended deliveries, and dissatisfied clients. The major reason for these deficiencies is that project directors are not wisely assigning the required number of workers and resources on the various activities of the SDLC. Consequently, some SDLC phases with insufficient resources may be delayed; while, others with excess resources may be idled, leading to a bottleneck between the arrival and delivery of projects and to a failure in delivering an operational product on time and within budget. This paper proposes a simulation model for the Waterfall development proce...

Bassil, Youssef

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating model-in-the-loop simulations to model-driven development in industrial control  

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Software applications are becoming increasingly important in automation and control systems. This has forced control system vendors and integrators to pursue new, more effective software development practices. One of the promising research paths has ... Keywords: Model-driven development, automation and control, model-in-the-loop, simulations

Timo Vepslinen, Seppo Kuikka

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Fort Hood, Texas  

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Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Fort Hood, Texas+ T.A. Reddy, N.F Saman, D.E. Claridge, J.S. Haberl, W.D. Tumer Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University System College Station, TX and Alan Chalifoux Army Corps... and development of metering plan and shopping types of energy modeling software- the Princeton list for Fort Hood, Texas" by N.F.Saman, TA Scorekeeping method (PRISM) and EModel- in Reddy, J.S.Haberl, D.E.Claridge and W.D.Turner prepared by Energy Systems...

Reddy, T. A.; Saman, N. F.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.; Chalifoux, A.

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Infrastructure development assistance modeling for nuclear power plant  

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a model, a general frame to be utilized in assisting newcomer countries to start a nuclear power program. A nuclear power plant project involves technical complexity and high level of investment with long duration. Considering newcomers are mostly developing countries that lack the national infrastructure, key infrastructure issues may constitute the principal constraints to the development of a nuclear power program. In this regard, it is important to provide guidance and support to set up an appropriate infrastructure when we help them with the first launch of nuclear power plant project. To date, as a sole nuclear power generation company, KHNP has been invited many times to mentor or assist newcomer countries for their successful start of a nuclear power program since Republic of Korea is an exemplary case of a developing country which began nuclear power program from scratch and became a major world nuclear energy country in a short period of time. Through hosting events organized to aid newcomer countries' initiation of nuclear power projects, difficulties have been recognized. Each event had different contents according to circumstances because they were held as an unstructured and one-off thing. By developing a general model, we can give more adequate and effective aid in an efficient way. In this paper, we created a model to identify necessary infrastructures at the right stage, which was mainly based on a case of Korea. Taking into account the assistance we received from foreign companies and our own efforts for technological self-reliance, we have developed a general time table and specified activities required to do at each stage. From a donor's perspective, we explored various ways to help nuclear infrastructure development including technical support programs, training courses, and participating in IAEA technical cooperation programs on a regular basis. If we further develop the model, the next task would be to make the model more sophisticated as a 'semi-tailored model' so that it can be applied to a certain country reflecting its unique conditions. In accordance with its degree of established infrastructure, we can adjust or modify the model. Despite lots of benefits of using this model, there remain limitations such as time and budget constraints. These problems, however, can be addressed by cooperating with international organization such as the IAEA and other companies that share the same goal of helping newcomer countries introduce nuclear power. (authors)

Park, J. H.; Hwang, K.; Park, K. M.; Kim, S. W.; Lee, S. M. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., LTD, 23, 106 gil, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, 153-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SpaceWire model development technology for satellite architecture.  

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Packet switched data communications networks that use distributed processing architectures have the potential to simplify the design and development of new, increasingly more sophisticated satellite payloads. In addition, the use of reconfigurable logic may reduce the amount of redundant hardware required in space-based applications without sacrificing reliability. These concepts were studied using software modeling and simulation, and the results are presented in this report. Models of the commercially available, packet switched data interconnect SpaceWire protocol were developed and used to create network simulations of data networks containing reconfigurable logic with traffic flows for timing system distribution.

Eldridge, John M.; Leemaster, Jacob Edward; Van Leeuwen, Brian P.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an Ingestion Pathway Model for AXAIRQ  

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AXAIRQ is a dose mode code used for prospective accident assessment at the Savannah River Site and is primarily used to show regulatory compliance. For completeness of pathway analysis, an ingestion model, AXINGST, has been developed for use with, and incorporation in, AXAIRQ. Currently available ingestion models were referenced as a basis for AXINGST. AXINGST calculates a conservative ingestion dose following an atmospheric release of radionuclides and includes site specific variables where applicable.

Simpkins, A.A.

1999-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Generic Dynamic Models for the 2030 Eastern Interconnection Grid  

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The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) has built three major power flow cases for the 2030 Eastern Interconnection (EI) based on various levels of energy/environmental policy conditions, technology advances, and load growth. Using the power flow cases, this report documents the process of developing the generic 2030 dynamic models using typical dynamic parameters. The constructed model was validated indirectly using the synchronized phasor measurements by removing the wind generation temporarily.

Kou, Gefei [ORNL; Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Markham, Penn N [ORNL; Liu, Yilu [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virginia Tech Comprehensive Power-based Fuel Consumption Model: Model Development and Testing  

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sources such as hybrid-electric technologies, bio-ethanol, and hydrogen fuel cells are emergingVirginia Tech Comprehensive Power-based Fuel Consumption Model: Model Development and Testing, Moran, Saerens, and Van den Bulck 2 ABSTRACT Existing fuel consumption and emission models suffer from

Rakha, Hesham A.

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Continuing Development of Models Based on Spherical Geodesic Grids  

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Continuing Development of Models Based on Spherical Geodesic Grids Ross Heikes, Joon-Hee Jung, C to finite-difference operators 3) Some numerical results from an aqua-planet simulation #12;Part1: Geodesic -- array based The geodesic grid can be mapped to a set of square arrays. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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Development of a simplified model for cooling and dehumidifying coils  

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buildings at Texas excellent in both cases, predicting the thermal resistance of the coils and the return water temperature with an average deviation of 3.5% and 1.2 'F, respectively. Finally, the model is used to develop algorithms to simulate the two most...

Maldonado, Eliezer

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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LG Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Model Development  

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This report presents a summary of the work performed by LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. during the project LG Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Model Development (DOE Award Number: DE-FE0000773) which commenced on October 1, 2009 and was completed on March 31, 2013. The aim of this project is for LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. (formerly known as Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc.) (?LGFCS?) to develop a multi-physics solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) computer code (MPC) for performance calculations of the LGFCS fuel cell structure to support fuel cell product design and development. A summary of the initial stages of the project is provided which describes the MPC requirements that were developed and the selection of a candidate code, STAR-CCM+ (CD-adapco). This is followed by a detailed description of the subsequent work program including code enhancement and model verification and validation activities. Details of the code enhancements that were implemented to facilitate MPC SOFC simulations are provided along with a description of the models that were built using the MPC and validated against experimental data. The modeling work described in this report represents a level of calculation detail that has not been previously available within LGFCS.

Haberman, Ben; Martinez-Baca, Carlos; Rush, Greg

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Dispersion model development for open burn/open detonation sources  

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The disposal of obsolete munitions, propellants, and manufacturing wastes is conducted at Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The most common disposal method is open burning (OB) and open detonation (OD) of the material, which occurs in an earthen pit or bermed area. OB/OD operations generate air pollutants and require predictions of pollutant concentrations. The pollutants include SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, particulates, volatile organic compounds and toxic materials such as metals, semivolatile organics, etc. Dispersion models are used to estimate pollutant concentrations given the source and meteorological conditions. However, there is currently no recommended EPA dispersion model to address OB/OD sources. Due to the constraints of existing models, a model development program was initiated under the DOD/DOE Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. In Section 2, the authors give an overview of the model design which is divided into simple and research components. Sections 3 and 4 describe the simple component which includes Gaussian puff and analytic plume models.

Weil, J.C.; Templeman, B. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Banta, R.; Weber, R. [NOAA-ETL, Boulder, CO (United States). Environmental Research Labs.; Mitchell, W. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for Developing Emissions Scenarios for Integrated Assessment Models  

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The overall objective of this research was to contribute data and methods to support the future development of new emissions scenarios for integrated assessment of climate change. Specifically, this research had two main objectives: 1. Use historical data on economic growth and energy efficiency changes, and develop probability density functions (PDFs) for the appropriate parameters for two or three commonly used integrated assessment models. 2. Using the parameter distributions developed through the first task and previous work, we will develop methods of designing multi-gas emission scenarios that usefully span the joint uncertainty space in a small number of scenarios. Results on the autonomous energy efficiency improvement (AEEI) parameter are summarized, an uncertainty analysis of elasticities of substitution is described, and the probabilistic emissions scenario approach is presented.

Prinn, Ronald [MIT; Webster, Mort [MIT

2007-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance modeling of the Ballard Mark IV solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell. 1: Mechanistic model development  

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A parametric model predicting the performance of a solid polymer electrolyte, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell has been developed using a combination of mechanistic and empirical modeling techniques. This paper details the mechanistic model development. Mass transport properties are considered in the mechanistic development via Stefan-Maxwell equations. Thermodynamic equilibrium potentials are defined using the Nernst equation. Activation overvoltages are defined via a Tafel equation, and internal resistance are defined via the Nernst-Planck equation, leading to a definition of ohmic overvoltage via an Ohm's law equation. The mechanistic model cannot adequately model fuel cell performance, since several simplifying approximations have been used in order to facilitate model development. Additionally, certain properties likely to be observed in operational fuel cells, such as thermal gradients, have not been considered. Nonetheless, the insights gained from the mechanistic assessment of fuel cell processes were found to give the resulting empirical model a firmer theoretical basis than many of the models presently available in the literature. Correlation of the empirical model to actual experimental data was very good.

Amphlett, J.C.; Baumert, R.M.; Mann, R.F.; Peppley, B.A.; Roberge, P.R. (Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)); Harris, T.J. (Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada))

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-Driven development of automation and control applications: modeling and simulation of control sequences  

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The scope and responsibilities of control applications are increasing due to, for example, the emergence of industrial internet. To meet the challenge, model-driven development techniques have been in active research in the application domain. Simulations ...

Timo Vepslinen, Seppo Kuikka

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of  

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Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Developing a Modeling Framework for Assessing Population Impacts of Residential Air Quality Policies Speaker(s): Jennifer Logue Date: November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Brett Singer People spend the majority of their time in residences and the health burden of indoor air is significant. However, the definitions of "acceptable" and "good" indoor air quality (IAQ), and the most effective, energy efficient methods for achieving various levels of IAQ are still matters of research and debate. Current ventilation standards focus on minimum requirements for overall and mechanically provided ventilation rates, and vented combustion equipment, and require only the installation of kitchen and bath exhaust fans for source control. These standards generally are

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Impacts of Contaminant Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development  

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Impacts of Contaminant Storage on Indoor Air Impacts of Contaminant Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development Max H. Sherman and Erin L. Hult Environmental Energy Technologies Division January 2013 In Press as Sherman, M.H., Hult, E.L. 2013. Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model development. Atmospheric Environment. LBNL-6114E 2 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor the Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any

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Modeling System Development for the Evaluation of Dynamic Air Quality  

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Modeling System Development for the Evaluation of Dynamic Air Quality Modeling System Development for the Evaluation of Dynamic Air Quality Impacts of DER Speaker(s): Robert Van Buskirk Date: January 30, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare A critical challenge for the atmospheric sciences is to understand the anthropogenic impacts on atmospheric chemistry over spatial scales ranging from the urban to the regional, and ultimately to the global, and over corresponding time scales ranging from minutes to weeks and ultimately annual trends. A similar challenge for energy policymakers is to integrate an understanding of impact dynamics into the economic dynamics of energy supply and demand. The challenges of dynamic analysis of emissions impacts from the energy sector have substantially increased with a new

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Roadway pollutant dispersion: development of a data base and a model and evaluation of five models  

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ROADWAY POLLUTANT D1SPERSION: DEVELOPMENT OF A DATA 3ASE AND A MODEL AND EVALUATION OF FIVE MODELS A Thesis by NICHOLAS JOSEPH GREEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... previous dispersion models, as well as the present model. The emission rates for a portion of the Texas ASM data base included those predicted by MOBILE 1, an EPA computer model, and those calcul- ated by a mass balance technique using experimental data...

Green, Nicholas Joseph

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing A Laser Shockwave Model For Characterizing Diffusion Bonded Interfaces  

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12. Other advances in QNDE and related topics: Preferred Session Laser-ultrasonics Developing A Laser Shockwave Model For Characterizing Diffusion Bonded Interfaces 41st Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference QNDE Conference July 20-25, 2014 Boise Centre 850 West Front Street Boise, Idaho 83702 James A. Smith, Jeffrey M. Lacy, Barry H. Rabin, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID ABSTRACT: The US National Nuclear Security Agency has a Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) which is assigned with reducing the worldwide use of high-enriched uranium (HEU). A salient component of that initiative is the conversion of research reactors from HEU to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuels. An innovative fuel is being developed to replace HEU. The new LEU fuel is based on a monolithic fuel made from a U-Mo alloy foil encapsulated in Al-6061 cladding. In order to complete the fuel qualification process, the laser shock technique is being developed to characterize the clad-clad and fuel-clad interface strengths in fresh and irradiated fuel plates. The Laser Shockwave Technique (LST) is being investigated to characterize interface strength in fuel plates. LST is a non-contact method that uses lasers for the generation and detection of large amplitude acoustic waves to characterize interfaces in nuclear fuel plates. However the deposition of laser energy into the containment layer on specimens surface is intractably complex. The shock wave energy is inferred from the velocity on the backside and the depth of the impression left on the surface from the high pressure plasma pulse created by the shock laser. To help quantify the stresses and strengths at the interface, a finite element model is being developed and validated by comparing numerical and experimental results for back face velocities and front face depressions with experimental results. This paper will report on initial efforts to develop a finite element model for laser shock.

James A. Smith; Jeffrey M. Lacy; Barry H. Rabin

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of one-equation transition/turbulence models  

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This paper reports on the development of a unified one-equation model for the prediction of transitional and turbulent flows. An eddy viscosity--transport equation for nonturbulent fluctuation growth based on that proposed by Warren and Hassan is combined with the Spalart-Allmaras one-equation model for turbulent fluctuation growth. Blending of the two equations is accomplished through a multidimensional intermittency function based on the work of Dhawan and Narasimha. The model predicts both the onset and extent of transition. Low-speed test cases include transitional flow over a flat plate, a single element airfoil, and a multi-element airfoil in landing configuration. High-speed test cases include transitional Mach 3.5 flow over a 5{degree} cone and Mach 6 flow over a flared-cone configuration. Results are compared with experimental data, and the grid-dependence of selected predictions is analyzed.

Edwards, J.R.; Roy, C.J.; Blottner, F.G.; Hassan, H.A.

2000-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a system model for advanced small modular reactors.  

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This report describes a system model that can be used to analyze three advance small modular reactor (SMR) designs through their lifetime. Neutronics of these reactor designs were evaluated using Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX/6). The system models were developed in Matlab and Simulink. A major thrust of this research was the initial scoping analysis of Sandia's concept of a long-life fast reactor (LLFR). The inherent characteristic of this conceptual design is to minimize the change in reactivity over the lifetime of the reactor. This allows the reactor to operate substantially longer at full power than traditional light water reactors (LWRs) or other SMR designs (e.g. high temperature gas reactor (HTGR)). The system model has subroutines for lifetime reactor feedback and operation calculations, thermal hydraulic effects, load demand changes and a simplified SCO2 Brayton cycle for power conversion.

Lewis, Tom Goslee,; Holschuh, Thomas Vernon,

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer-Aided Modeling Framework for Efficient Model Development, Analysis, and Identification: Combustion and Reactor Modeling  

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A representative of the systems modeling languages is Modelica,(8) a standardized modeling language based on object-oriented concepts. ... Modelica Association. ... Modelica - A Unified Object-Oriented Language for Physical Systems Models. ...

Martina Heitzig; Grkan Sin; Mauricio Sales-Cruz; Peter Glarborg; Rafiqul Gani

2010-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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LNG Safety Research: FEM3A Model Development  

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The initial scope of work for this project included: 1) Improving the FEM3A advanced turbulence closure module, 2) Adaptation of FEM3A for more general applications, and 3) Verification of dispersion over rough surfaces, with and without obstacle using the advanced turbulence closure module. These work elements were to be performed by Chemical Hazards Research Center (CHRC), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas as a subcontractor to Gas Technology Institute (GTI). The tasks for GTI included establishment of the scientific support base for standardization of the FEM3A model, project management, technology transfer, and project administration. Later in the course of the project, the scope of work was modified by the National Energy Technology Laboratories (NETL) to remove the emphasis on FEM3A model and instead, develop data in support of NETLs FLUENT modeling. With this change, GTI was also instructed to cease activities relative to FEM3A model. GTIs technical activities through this project included the initial verification of FEM3A model, provision of technical inputs to CHRC researchers regarding the structure of the final product, and participation in technical discussion sessions with CHRC and NETL technical staff. GTI also began the development of a Windows-based front end for the model but the work was stopped due to the change in scope of work. In the meantime, GTI organized a workshop on LNG safety in Houston, Texas. The workshop was very successful and 75 people from various industries participated. All technical objectives were met satisfactorily by Dr. Jerry Havens and Dr. Tom Spicer of CHRC and results are presented in a stand-alone report included as Appendix A to this report.

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2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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LNG Safety Research: FEM3A Model Development  

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The initial scope of work for this project included: (1) Improving the FEM3A advanced turbulence closure module, (2) Adaptation of FEM3A for more general applications, and (3) Verification of dispersion over rough surfaces, with and without obstacle using the advanced turbulence closure module. These work elements were to be performed by Chemical Hazards Research Center (CHRC), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas as a subcontractor to Gas Technology Institute (GTI). The tasks for GTI included establishment of the scientific support base for standardization of the FEM3A model, project management, technology transfer, and project administration. Later in the course of the project, the scope of work was modified by the National Energy Technology Laboratories (NETL) to remove the emphasis on FEM3A model and instead, develop data in support of NETL's FLUENT modeling. With this change, GTI was also instructed to cease activities relative to FEM3A model. GTI's technical activities through this project included the initial verification of FEM3A model, provision of technical inputs to CHRC researchers regarding the structure of the final product, and participation in technical discussion sessions with CHRC and NETL technical staff. GTI also began the development of a Windows-based front end for the model but the work was stopped due to the change in scope of work. In the meantime, GTI organized a workshop on LNG safety in Houston, Texas. The workshop was very successful and 75 people from various industries participated. All technical objectives were met satisfactorily by Dr. Jerry Havens and Dr. Tom Spicer of CHRC and results are presented in a stand-alone report included as Appendix A to this report.

Iraj A. Salehi; Jerry Havens; Tom Spicer

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Ensemble Neural Network Convection Parameterizations for Climate Models  

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The novel neural network (NN) approach has been formulated and used for development of a NN ensemble stochastic convection parametrization for climate models. This fast parametrization is built based on data from Cloud Resolving Model (CRM) simulations initialized with and forced by TOGA-COARE data. The SAM (System for Atmospheric Modeling), developed by D. Randall, M. Khairoutdinov, and their collaborators, has been used for CRM simulations. The observational data are also used for validation of model simulations. The SAM-simulated data have been averaged and projected onto the GCM space of atmospheric states to implicitly define a stochastic convection parametrization. This parametrization is emulated using an ensemble of NNs. An ensemble of NNs with different NN parameters has been trained and tested. The inherent uncertainty of the stochastic convection parametrization derived in such a way is estimated. Due to these inherent uncertainties, NN ensemble is used to constitute a stochastic NN convection parametrization. The developed NN convection parametrization have been validated in a diagnostic CAM (CAM-NN) run vs. the control CAM run. Actually, CAM inputs have been used, at every time step of the control/original CAM integration, for parallel calculations of the NN convection parametrization (CAM-NN) to produce its outputs as a diagnostic byproduct. Total precipitation (P) and cloudiness (CLD) time series, diurnal cycles, and P and CLD distributions for the large Tropical Pacific Ocean for the parallel CAM-NN and CAM runs show similarity and consistency with the NCEP reanalysis. The P and CLD distributions for the tropical area for the parallel runs have been analyzed first for the TOGA-COARE boreal winter season (November 1992 through February 1993) and then for the winter seasons of the follow-up parallel decadal simulations. The obtained results are encouraging and practically meaningful. They show the validity of the NN approach. This constitutes an important practical conclusion of the study: the obtained results on NN ensembles as a stochastic physics parametrization show a realistic possibility of development of NN convection parametrization for climate (and NWP) models based on learning cloud physics from CRM/SAM simulated data.

Fox-Rabinovitz, M. S.; Krasnopolsky, V. M.

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-assisted development of a laminography inspection system  

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Traditional computed tomography (CT) is an effective method of determining the internal structure of an object through non-destructive means; however inspection of certain objects such as those with planar geometrics or with limited access requires an alternate approach. An alternative is laminography and has been the focus of a number of researchers in the past decade for both medical and industrial inspections. Many research efforts rely on geometrically-simple analytical models such as the Shepp-Logan phantom for the development of their algorithms. Recent work at the Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation makes extensive use of a forward model XRSIM to study artifacts arising from the reconstruction method the effects of complex geometries and known issues such as high density features on the laminography reconstruction process. The use of a model provides full knowledge of all aspects of the geometry and provides a means to quantitatively evaluate the impact of methods designed to reduce artifacts generated by the reconstruction methods or that are result of the part geometry. We will illustrate the use of forward simulations to quantitatively assess reconstruction algorithm development and artifact reduction.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of groundwater modeling in remedial action development  

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The development and implementation of a remedial program usually is a costly process. Available scientific and engineering data should be used to optimize the investigation program which will lead to the development of a cost-effective remedial action. As part of the scope of the Remedial Investigation (RI), the data needs and significance of the key parameters as related to the final remedial design should be assessed and determined to obtain necessary data in a timely and cost-effective manner. Properly verified groundwater computer models are powerful tools for both identifying data gaps which must be filled before an appropriate design can be prepared and for assessing the significance of site features on the problem and solution. These models can be used effectively during both the RI and Feasibility Study (FS) phases. In the RI phase, the models can be used for optimization of field and laboratory testing programs and in data analysis to assess adequateness of the field investigation and provide basic data for

Sirous H. Djafari; David E. Troxell

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an analytical model for organic-fluid fouling  

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The research goal of this project is to determine ways to effectively mitigate fouling in organic fluids: hydrocarbons and derived fluids. The fouling research focuses on the development of methodology for determining threshold conditions for fouling. Initially, fluid containing chemicals known to produce foulant is analyzed; subsequently, fouling of industrial fluids is investigated. The fouling model developed for determining the effects of physical parameters is the subject of this report. The fouling model is developed on the premise that the chemical reaction for generation of precursor can take place in the bulk fluid, in the thermal-boundary layer, or at the fluid/wall interface, depending upon the interactive effects of fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, and the controlling chemical reaction. In the analysis, the experimental data are examined for fouling deposition of polyperoxide produced by autoxidation of indene in kerosene. The effects of fluid and wall temperatures for two flow geometries are analyzed. The results show that the relative effects of physical parameters on the fouling rate differ for the three fouling mechanisms. Therefore, to apply the closed-flow-loop data to industrial conditions, the controlling mechanism must be identified.

Panchal, C.B.; Watkinson, A.P.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of field development plans using 3-D reservoir modelling  

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Three-dimensional reservoir modelling has become an accepted tool in reservoir description and is used for various purposes, such as reservoir performance prediction or integration and visualisation of data. In this case study, a small Northern North Sea turbiditic reservoir was to be developed with a line drive strategy utilising a series of horizontal producer and injector pairs, oriented north-south. This development plan was to be evaluated and the expected outcome of the wells was to be assessed and risked. Detailed analyses of core, well log and analogue data has led to the development of two geological {open_quotes}end member{close_quotes} scenarios. Both scenarios have been stochastically modelled using the Sequential Indicator Simulation method. The resulting equiprobable realisations have been subjected to detailed statistical well placement optimisation techniques. Based upon bivariate statistical evaluation of more than 1000 numerical well trajectories for each of the two scenarios, it was found that the wells inclinations and lengths had a great impact on the wells success, whereas the azimuth was found to have only a minor impact. After integration of the above results, the actual well paths were redesigned to meet external drilling constraints, resulting in substantial reductions in drilling time and costs.

Seifert, D.; Lewis, J.J.M. [Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Newbery, J.D.H. [Conoco, UK Ltd., Aberdeen (United Kingdom)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Teallach: a model-based user interface development environment for object databasesq  

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comprehensive facilities for linking models, a ¯exible development method, an open architecture project, which has developed a model-based user interface development envir- onment for use with object

Paton, Norman

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Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate-Scale Hydrodynamic Model  

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The Washington State Department of Ecology contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic and water quality model to study dissolved oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound and to help define potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies and decisions. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or dominate human impacts to dissolved oxygen levels in the sensitive areas. In this study, an intermediate-scale hydrodynamic model of Puget Sound was developed to simulate the hydrodynamics of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits for the year 2006. The model was constructed using the unstructured Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model. The overall model grid resolution within Puget Sound in its present configuration is about 880 m. The model was driven by tides, river inflows, and meteorological forcing (wind and net heat flux) and simulated tidal circulations, temperature, and salinity distributions in Puget Sound. The model was validated against observed data of water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity at various stations within the study domain. Model validation indicated that the model simulates tidal elevations and currents in Puget Sound well and reproduces the general patterns of the temperature and salinity distributions.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang; Labiosa, Rochelle G.; Kim, Taeyun

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-Bed Gasification of Petcoke: Model Development and Validation  

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Dual-Bed Gasification of Petcoke: Model Development and Validation ... A series of sensitivity analyses is performed with regard to a conventional gasifier fed by petcoke, and the effects of residence time and oxygen/carbon mass ratio in the feed are investigated over three process variables: char conversion at the gasifier exit, temperature at the gasifier exit, and amount of useful syngas (H2 and CO) produced, in terms of N?m3 per ton of petcoke. ... Different from most literature publications, such as refs 5 and 6, where coal and/or petcoke gasification models are checked against available data, with respect to the syngas composition obtained, and to the process cold gas efficiency, one of the purposes of our paper is to correlate experimental data to a parameter that is important both for simulation and for reactor design: the value of the residence time of the gasifier. ...

Maria Sudiro; Carlos Zanella; Alberto Bertucco; Luigi Bressan; Marco Fontana

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Developing Genetic Algorithms to Aid in Critical Infrastructure Modeling  

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Todays society relies upon an array of complex national and international infrastructure networks such as transportation, telecommunication, financial and energy. Understanding these interdependencies is necessary in order to protect our critical infrastructure. The Critical Infrastructure Modeling System, CIMS, examines the interrelationships between infrastructure networks. CIMS development is sponsored by the National Security Division at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in its ongoing mission for providing critical infrastructure protection and preparedness. A genetic algorithm (GA) is an optimization technique based on Darwins theory of evolution. A GA can be coupled with CIMS to search for optimum ways to protect infrastructure assets. This includes identifying optimum assets to enforce or protect, testing the addition of or change to infrastructure before implementation, or finding the optimum response to an emergency for response planning. This paper describes the addition of a GA to infrastructure modeling for infrastructure planning. It first introduces the CIMS infrastructure modeling software used as the modeling engine to support the GA. Next, the GA techniques and parameters are defined. Then a test scenario illustrates the integration with CIMS and the preliminary results.

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2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of nuclear models for higher energy calculations  

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Two nuclear models for higher energy calculations have been developed in the regions of high and low energy transfer, respectively. In the former, a relativistic hybrid-type preequilibrium model is compared with data ranging from 60 to 800 MeV. Also, the GNASH exciton preequilibrium-model code with higher energy improvements is compared with data at 200 and 318 MeV. In the region of low energy transfer, nucleon-nucleus scattering is predominately a direct reaction involving quasi-elastic collisions with one or more target nucleons. We discuss various aspects of quasi-elastic scattering which are important in understanding features of cross sections and spin observables. These include (1) contributions from multi-step processes; (2) damping of the continuum response from 2p-2h excitations; (3) the ''optimal'' choice of frame in which to evaluate the nucleon-nucleon amplitudes; and (4) the effect of optical and spin-orbit distortions, which are included in a model based on the RPA the DWIA and the eikonal approximation. 33 refs., 15 figs.

Bozoian, M.; Siciliano, E.R.; Smith, R.D.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Fort Hood, Texas  

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Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Fort Hood, Texas' T.A. Reddy, N.F Saman, D.E. Claridge, J.S. Haberl , W.D. Turner Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University System College Station, TX and Alan Chalifoux Army Corps..., Texas" by N.F.Saman, T.A. Reddy, J.S.Haberl, DEClaridge and W.D.Turner prepared by Energy Systems Laboratory report ESL-TR-95110-01, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 1995. Fort Hood is a large...

Reddy, T. A.; Saman, N. F.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.; Chalifoux, A.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling PV Deployment: A Tool Developed at CEEP to  

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..............................................................................................................................2 3. CEEP's Solar PV Diffusion Model Overview ..............................................................................................................12 4. Comparison of the CEEP's Solar PV Diffusion Model with Other Models ..................................................................................................................................................18 i #12;List of Figures Figure 1: Overview of CEEP's Bottom-Up Solar PV Diffusion Model

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SDU 6 MODELING STUDY TO SUPPORT DESIGN DEVELOPMENT  

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In response to Technical Task Request (TTR) HLW-SSF-TTR-2012-0017 (1), SRNL performed modeling studies to evaluate alternative design features for the 32 million gallon Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) referred to as SDU 6. This initial modeling study was intended to assess the performance of major components of the structure that are most significant to the PA. Information provided by the modeling will support the development of a SDU 6 Preliminary Design Model and Recommendation Report to be written by SRR Closure and Waste Disposal Authority. Key inputs and assumptions for the modeling were provided to SRNL in SRR-SPT-2011-00113 (2). A table reiterates the base case and four sensitivity case studies requested in this reference. In general, as shown in Table 4, when compared to Vault 2 Case A, the Base Case SDU 6 design produced higher peak fluxes to the water table during the 10,000 year period of analysis but lower peak fluxes within a 15,000 to 20,000 time frame. SDU 6 will contain approximately ten times the inventory of a single Vault 2 and the SDU 6 footprint is comparable to that of a group of four Vault 2 disposal units. Therefore, the radionuclide flux from SDU 6 and that from a single Vault 2 are not directly comparable. A more direct comparison would be to compare the maximum dose obtained at the 100 m boundary from the seven SDU's that will replace the 64 FDC's analyzed in the 2009 PA. This analysis will be performed in the next set of calculations planned for SDU design evaluation. Aquifer transport and dose calculations were not intended to be part of this initial scoping study. However, results from this study do indicate that replacement of the FDC design with SDU would not yield significantly higher peak doses. If the thickness of the SDU 6 floor is increased, peak doses would not occur during the 10,000 year period of analysis.

Smith, F.

2012-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Developments in No-Core Shell-Model Calculations  

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We present an overview of recent results and developments of the no-core shell model (NCSM), an ab initio approach to the nuclear many-body problem for light nuclei. In this aproach, we start from realistic two-nucleon or two- plus three-nucleon interactions. Many-body calculations are performed using a finite harmonic-oscillator (HO) basis. To facilitate convergence for realistic inter-nucleon interactions that generate strong short-range correlations, we derive effective interactions by unitary transformations that are tailored to the HO basis truncation. For soft realistic interactions this might not be necessary. If that is the case, the NCSM calculations are variational. In either case, the ab initio NCSM preserves translational invariance of the nuclear many-body problem. In this review, we, in particular, highlight results obtained with the chiral two- plus three-nucleon interactions. We discuss efforts to extend the applicability of the NCSM to heavier nuclei and larger model spaces using importance-truncation schemes and/or use of effective interactions with a core. We outline an extension of the ab initio NCSM to the description of nuclear reactions by the resonating group method technique. A future direction of the approach, the ab initio NCSM with continuum, which will provide a complete description of nuclei as open systems with coupling of bound and continuum states is given in the concluding part of the review.

Navratil, P; Quaglioni, S; Stetcu, I; Barrett, B R

2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ePLAS Development for Jet Modeling and Applications  

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Plasma jets provide an alternate approach to the creation of high energy density laboratory plasmas (HEDLP). For the Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX), typically 30 partially ionized argon jets, produced with mini-rail guns, will be focused into a central volume for subsequent magnetic compression into high density plasma liners that can reach high (0.1 Mbar) peak pressures upon stagnation. The jets are typically 2.5 cm in radius traveling at Mach number 30. Ultimate success will require optimized tuning of the rail configurations, the nozzles injecting the gases, and the careful implementation of pre-ionization. The modeling of plasma jet transport is particularly challenging, due the large space (100 sq cm) and time scales (microseconds) involved. Even traditional implicit methods are insufficient, due to the usual need to track electrons explicitly on the mesh. Wall emission and chemistry must be managed, as must ionization of the jet plasma. Ions in the jets are best followed as particles to account properly for collisions upon jet merger. This Phase I Project developed the code ePLAS to attack and successfully surmount many of these challenges. It invented a new 'super implicit' electromagnetic scheme, using implicit electron moment currents that allowed for modeling of jets over multi-cm and multi-picoseconds on standard, single processor 2 GHz PCs. It enabled merger studies of two jets, in preparation for the multi-jet merger problem. The Project explored particle modeling for the ions, and prepared for the future addition of a grid-base jet ion collision model. Access was added to tabular equations of state for the study of ionization effects in merging jets. The improved code was discussed at the primary plasma meetings (IEEE and APS) during the Project period. Collaborations with National Laboratory and industrial partners were nurtured. Code improvements were made to facilitate code use. See: http://www.researchapplicationscorp.com. The ePLAS code enjoys EAR99 export control treatment, permitting distribution to most foreign countries without a license.

Dr. Rodney J. Mason

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

129

Modelling Agricultural Trade and Policy Impacts in Less Developed...  

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policies in addressing the development needs of poorer countries is high on the political agenda, for both structural reasons and as a result of recent market developments....

130

Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS  

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field to better understand stress changes and permeability development during the fracture growth stage of an EGS development Question Why does seismicity appear to be...

131

Further development of the RBLM model to study the impacts of greenery on urban thermal environment  

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A forest canopy model is developed and coupled into the Regional Boundary Layer Model (RBLM) to fully consider the vertical structure of tree morphology. Instead of a slab surface model former used to represent trees in RBLM, the new version ...

JIANBO YANG; HONGNIAN LIU; JIANNING SUN; YAN ZHU; XUEYUAN WANG; ZHE XIONG; WEIMEI JIANG

132

Development of whole-building energy performance models as benchmarks for retrofit projects  

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This paper presents a systematic development process of whole-building energy models as performance benchmarks for retrofit projects. Statistical regression-based models and computational performance models are being used for retrofit projects in industry ...

Omer Tugrul Karaguzel; Khee Poh Lam

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Jack Rabbit Pretest Shadowplate Drawings For TATB IHE Model Development  

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The Jack Rabbit Pretest (PT) series consisted of 5 focused hydrodynamic experiments 2021E PT3, PT4, PT5, PT6, and PT7. They were fired in March and April of 2008 at the Contained Firing Facility, Site 300, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California. These experiments measured deadzone formation and impulse gradients created during the detonation of TATB based insensitive high explosive. When setting up computer simulations of the Jack Rabbit Pretest series, the modeler or code developer can execute simulations with increasing degrees of refinement using detail found in the shadowplate design. The easiest way to get started is by treating the shadowplate in each experiment as a monolithic homogeneous piece of stainless steel. The simulation of detonation would begin as a point initiation below the center, bottom surface of the shadowplate. The detonation running through the ultrafine TATB booster can be simulated using program burn and then switched over to a reactive flow detonation model as the detonation front crosses the boundary into the main charge LX-17 IHE. A modeler wanting to further refine the simulation and progression of shock through the shadowplate can use the more detailed shadowplate design information presented in this document. The source drawings are included in Appendix A of this document. Their titles and drawing numbers are listed. Each experiment's shadowplate consists of two major components. A 303 stainless steel shape that defines the outer dimensions of shadowplate and a cylindrical 303 stainless steel detonator housing that is located in a closely machined pocket in the shape. The SIMPLE ASSY drawing accurately represents the dimensions of the outer shape, it's machined cylindrical pocket, and detonator body which is treated as a monolithic, homogeneous piece of stainless steel. The detonator body cross section shows an accurately dimensioned void where the slapper flyer barrel, LX-16 (pressed PETN) pellet, and pellet can flyer barrel are located. The FULL ASSY drawing accurately represents the dimensions of the outer shadowplate shape and it's machined pocket. The detonator dimensions and materials are detailed in cross section and exploded view. All diameters, thicknesses, and materials are called out in the drawing. You will notice that the detonator includes a multilayer slapper assembly with two layers of electrically insulating Kapton sandwiching the copper foil bridge circuit. The Kapton insulated circuit is sandwiched between two thin stainless steel sheets. This slapper assembly is secured to the detonator body with two screws. There is a 0.25 mm gap between the slapper assembly and the outer shadowplate shape. The stainless steel detonator body contains an off-center titanium wheel. This titanium wheel is secured to the detonator body with one screw and two pins to maintain position and orientation of the pellet can assembly in the center of the detonator body. The titanium wheel contains a tantalum/tungsten washer and pellet can assembly. The pellet can assembly consists of a pressed LX-16 initiator pellet contained in an extruded aluminum foil can. It may be useful for the modeler to include some of the details of the shadowplate and detonator design to further refine simulations of the Jack Rabbit Pretest experiments. These details may be relevant to the progression of shock originating from the PETN initiation pellet and ultrafine TATB booster that propagates through the shadowplate.

Hart, M M; McDaniel, D W

2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

134

Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir  

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Project objectives: Better understand and model fluid injection into a tight reservoir on the edges of a hydrothermal field. Use seismic data to constrain geomechanical/hydrologic/thermal model of reservoir.

135

Modeling Human Neural Development Using Pluripotent Stem Cells  

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Jaenisch R. Treatment of sickle cell anemia mouse model withharboring the mutation for sickle cell disease 20 . Despite

Patterson, Michaela Cyr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

A new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs Predicting Stimulation Response...

137

Model-driven development of context-aware Web applications  

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Context-aware, multi-channel Web applications are more and more gaining consensus among both content providers and consumers, but very few proposals exist for their conceptual modeling. This article illustrates a conceptual framework that provides modeling ... Keywords: Context, WebML, adaptive hypertext, conceptual modeling, context-aware Web applications, context-awareness

Stefano Ceri; Florian Daniel; Maristella Matera; Federico M. Facca

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

The Testing of Geomagnetic Reversal Models: Recent Developments [and Discussion  

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20 August 1982 research-article The Testing of Geomagnetic Reversal Models: Recent...data are most useful with regard to the testing of geomagnetic reversal models. First...English illus. United Kingdom 1985 The testing of geomagnetic reversal models; recent...

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

A simulation model of a chassis dynamometer: model development and cycles application  

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An appropriate chassis dynamometer simulation of an actual vehicle road load is essential if a realistic emissions assessment is to be obtained. This requires a full understanding of the effects of actual road load parameters and the factors associated with their determination, as well as an accurate model to predict the dynamometer dissipated power at each vehicle speed of the testing cycle. In this study, details of the model which predicts the performance of an emissions testing facility are described. The model, based on a combination of fundamental energy balance relations and calibration data, includes predictions of the dissipated energy of the system's main components. This energy is mainly attributed to friction rubbing between mating parts and pumping losses. A quadratic least square fit for dissipated torque measured at different steady-speed calibration tests is provided, and the physical meaning of each term is discussed. Employing the lumped thermal capacitance method, the subsystems' temperature profiles are predicted. The developed model is made to simulate the dynamometer's performance during selected driving test cycles. Cycles are categorised as either being actual or synthesised after an evaluation of their events. A scale of fourteen parameters has been used to characterise each of the selected test cycles. Results of the simulation are pesented, which include the total energy consumed, flywheel wall shear losses, power absorber blower pumping work, the rubbing losses of the dynamometer main components, and predictions of the temperature history for each subsystem. The effect of the tested vehicle weight on the dynamometer's performance is also investigated.

Yasser M. Yacoub; Reda M. Bata; Donald W. Lyons

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM | Argonne  

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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Event Sponsor: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Seminar Start Date: Dec 16 2013 - 10:30am Building/Room: Building 240/Room 4301 Location: Argonne National Laboratory Speaker(s): Chris A. Fischer Speaker(s) Title: National Center for Atmospheric Research The Community Earth System Model (CESM) and Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) are community models involving several different developers. With so many different developers it becomes imperative to carry out continuous testing during development. I'll provide a brief introduction to CESM and CAM then cover the testing that is being carried out on both. The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a global climate model used to predict past, present and future climates. CESM is a fully couple model,

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141

NREL Develops Heat Pump Water Heater Simulation Model (Fact Sheet)  

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A new simulation model helps researchers evaluate real-world impacts of heat pump water heaters in U.S. homes.

Hudon, K.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir...  

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More Documents & Publications Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and Fluid Flow in EGS Reservoirs Detection and Characterization of Natural...

143

National resources for development -- a suggested decision model  

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that is relevant to the nations of the third world in following the path of national development. Schumpeter's develop- ment theory revolves around the idea of a stationary, established system being altered from its course of the circular flow of economic life... relations are directed toward that goal. Secondly, as implied by Norgenthau, a primary source of a nation's power is its relative level of development. Third, despite the di? chotomy in the literature on political and economic de- velopment, power as a...

Henry, Sam Sherrill

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Development of Model Filtration Media for Investigating Size...  

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control has been developed. Controlled pore sizes could be used to optimize high-capture efficiency with low backpressure. p-25strzelec.pdf More Documents & Publications...

145

Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing...  

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Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Authors: Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell Intended Use: Deliverable to SB-TS: Safety Basis Technical...

146

Vehicle Level Model and Control Development and Validation Under...  

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Relevance 5 The objective is to develop the entire vehicle thermal management system for advanced electric drive vehicles (EREVs, HEVs, EVs, PHEVs). Additional energy...

147

DEVELOPMENT AND EXAMPLE APPLICATION OF A SIMULATION MODEL OF THE NORTHERN ANCHOVY FISHERY  

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DEVELOPMENT AND EXAMPLE APPLICATION OF A SIMULATION MODEL OF THE NORTHERN ANCHOVY FISHERY MICHAEL F. TILLMANl AND DONALD STADELMAN2 ABSTRACT A computer simulation model of the reduction fishery for northern simulation model has been developed which pro- vides the means for evaluating the biological and economic

148

APPLYING ACTIVITY PATTERNS FOR DEVELOPING AN INTELLIGENT PROCESS MODELING TOOL  

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attracting the interest of both BPM researchers and BPM tool vendors. Frequently, process models can Process Management (BPM) tools as well as emerging patterns for process modeling and change. BPM processes of an enterprise. Moreover, through Web service technology, the benefits of BPM can be created

Ulm, Universität

149

Development and Applications of the Community Ice Sheet Model  

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The initial goals of the project are: (1) create a model for land ice that includes relevant and necessary dynamics, physical processes, and couplings; and (2) apply that model to say something more substantial about SLR in Lme for IPCC AR5 (AR6?).

Hoffman, Matthew J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lipscomb, William H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Price, Stephen F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Jesse [University of Montana; Sacks, William [National Center for Atmospheric Research

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

150

A reaction-diffusion model of the human brain development  

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The anatomical variability of the human brain folds remains an unclear and challenging issue. Several hypotheses coexist for explaining the rapid development of cortical sulci and it is clear that understanding their variability would improve the comparison ... Keywords: brain development, folding, reaction-diffusion equations

Julien Lefvre; Jean-Franois Mangin

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Puget Sound Dissolved Oxygen Modeling Study: Development of an Intermediate Scale Water Quality Model  

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The Salish Sea, including Puget Sound, is a large estuarine system bounded by over seven thousand miles of complex shorelines, consists of several subbasins and many large inlets with distinct properties of their own. Pacific Ocean water enters Puget Sound through the Strait of Juan de Fuca at depth over the Admiralty Inlet sill. Ocean water mixed with freshwater discharges from runoff, rivers, and wastewater outfalls exits Puget Sound through the brackish surface outflow layer. Nutrient pollution is considered one of the largest threats to Puget Sound. There is considerable interest in understanding the effect of nutrient loads on the water quality and ecological health of Puget Sound in particular and the Salish Sea as a whole. The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) contracted with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a coupled hydrodynamic and water quality model. The water quality model simulates algae growth, dissolved oxygen, (DO) and nutrient dynamics in Puget Sound to inform potential Puget Sound-wide nutrient management strategies. Specifically, the project is expected to help determine 1) if current and potential future nitrogen loadings from point and non-point sources are significantly impairing water quality at a large scale and 2) what level of nutrient reductions are necessary to reduce or control human impacts to DO levels in the sensitive areas. The project did not include any additional data collection but instead relied on currently available information. This report describes model development effort conducted during the period 2009 to 2012 under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement with PNNL, Ecology, and the University of Washington awarded under the National Estuary Program

Khangaonkar, Tarang; Sackmann, Brandon S.; Long, Wen; Mohamedali, Teizeen; Roberts, Mindy

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Developing a model lifeline protection program for DOE facilities  

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A National Lifeline Standard Development Program is currently being conducted by FEMA and NIST. The Department of Energy is following these developments and supplementing them to meet Life-Safety and mission requirements for all DOE facilities as part of the Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation Plan. The task will be overseen by a DOE management team with technical guidance provided by a Steering Group of management and operating contractor representatives. The DOE will participate in the federal program by conducting a workshop on lifeline protection issues, developing an overall plan, organizing a Steering Group, and conducting a pilot study at a DOE facility.

Lowing, A.N.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

A Comparative Analysis of Community Wind Power Development Models  

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Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) is a 35% investment taxto take advantage of the BETC. Our model assumes thatBusiness Energy Tax Credit (BETC) as a lump-sum, discounted

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Wind, Tom; Juhl, Dan; Grace, Robert; West, Peter

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Development of a body force model for centrifugal compressors  

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This project is focused on modeling the internal ow in centrifugal compressors for the purpose of assessing the onset of rotating stall and surge. The current methods to determine centrifugal compressor stability limits ...

Kottapalli, Anjaney Pramod

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Development of Chemical Model to Predict the Interactions between...  

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

- TOUGH family codes have been widely used in modeling EGS and CCS processes. The fracture-matrix feature can be handled through the MINC module; however, at considerable cost....

156

Village adoption scheme : a model for rural development  

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The study describes a "Village Adoption Scheme" as a model for energising the rural economy in India and to slow down rural - urban migration which research has shown to be harmful to both; rural and urban people of India ...

Nanavati, Shahid Sadruddin, 1961-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Photoproduction models for total cross section and shower development  

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A model for the total photoproduction cross section based on the ansatz that resummation of infrared gluons limits the rise induced by QCD minijets in all the total cross-sections, is used to simulate extended air showers initiated by cosmic rays with the AIRES simulation program. The impact on common shower observables, especially those related with muon production, is analysed and compared with the corresponding results obtained with previous photoproduction models.

Fernando Cornet; Carlos Garcia Canal; Agnes Grau; Giulia Pancheri; Sergio Sciutto

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

158

Development of Cell/Pack Level Models for Automotive Li-Ion Batteries...  

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

CellPack Level Models for Automotive Li-Ion Batteries with Experimental Validation Development of CellPack Level Models for Automotive Li-Ion Batteries with Experimental...

159

Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) RAPID Engineering Program, Project 7: Development of Field Exposure Models  

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The purpose of this project was to develop a conceptual model for estimating magnetic field (EMF) personal exposure (PE) of individuals or groups and construct a working model using existing data.

Bracken, T.D.; Rankin, R.F.; Wiley, J.A.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Development of a Sub-Grid Model of a Diesel Particulate Filter...  

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Sub-Grid Model of a Diesel Particulate Filter: application of the lattice-Boltzmann technique Development of a Sub-Grid Model of a Diesel Particulate Filter: application of the...

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161

Development of a Visualized Modeling and Simulation Environment for Multi-domain Physical Systems  

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This article introduces the development of a software environment for both Visualized modeling and simulation of mechatronic multi-domain systems. The environment utilises Modelica language to model multi-doma...

Y. L. Tian; Y. H. Yan; R. M. Parkin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Framework for the Rapid Development of Modeling Environments kos Ldeczi, Mikls Marti and Pter Vlgyesi1  

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of domain models, support the design process by automated systems analysis and simulation and automatically1 Framework for the Rapid Development of Modeling Environments Ákos Lédeczi, Miklós Maróti are integrated sets of modeling, model analysis, simulation and code generation tools that aid the design

Maróti, Miklós

163

A new flexible coupler for earth system modeling developed for CCSM4 and CESM1  

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The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) has been developed over the last decade, and it is used to understand past, present, and future climates. The latest versions of the model, CCSM4 and CESM1, contain totally new coupling capabilities in the CPL7 ... Keywords: CPL7, Community Climate System Model, climate, coupler, coupling, model, performance, scaling

Anthony P. Craig; Mariana Vertenstein; Robert Jacob

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

3D Downtown Phoenix Modeling This project is to develop the efficient and effective method for  

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3D Downtown Phoenix Modeling ABSTRACT This project is to develop the efficient and effective method for creating 3D city models that will be used with GIS (Geographical Information Systems) data in VR (Virtual Reality) environment. Here introduces the modeling process to create 3D city model from aerial photos

Hall, Sharon J.

165

Statistical Model Development for Estimating Bicycle Rack Usage at Auburn University.  

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??The objective of this research was to develop and evaluate statistical models to estimate bicycle rack usage for a university campus environment. An analysis was (more)

Wilson, Christopher

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Reflections on relationships between national and world events and development of dermatology. Venezuela as a model  

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development of dermatology. Venezuela as a model MauricioVargas School of Medicine, Central University of Venezuela,Caracas Venezuela. ABSTRACT From a personal vantage, the

Goihman-Yahr, Mauricio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

E-Print Network 3.0 - aspen model development Sample Search Results  

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develop into aspen stands in areas previously domi- nated... the accuracy of the logis- tic regression model describing ... Source: Turner, Monica G. - Department of Zoology,...

168

Development Of Control Oriented Electrical And Thermal Models Of An Electric Transit Bus Battery System.  

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??This thesis presents the insights derived from the empirical characterization, modeling, simulation, control-design, and verification tasks performed in developing energy storage system (ESS) controls for (more)

Kunte, Harshad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) Modeling Capabilities for Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) Modeling Capabilities for Enhanced Geothermal Systems presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

170

Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data  

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell

171

Development of 3-D Neutronic Kinetic Model and Control for CANDU Reactors.  

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??The development of a three dimensional (3-D) neutronic kinetic modeling process aiming at control system design for CANadian Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactors is carried out (more)

Xia, Lingzhi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Model driven software development of applications based on web services  

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One of the main success factors of the business IT infrastructure is its capacity to face the change. Many companies are defining its IT infrastructure based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which promises flexibility and efficiency to face the ... Keywords: UML, modeling, service oriented architectures, web-engineering

Ricardo Rafael Quintero Meza; Leopoldo Zenaido Zepeda Snchez; Liliana Vega Zazueta

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Cost Benefit Analysis Modeling Tool for Electric vs. ICE Airport Ground Support Equipment Development and Results  

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This report documents efforts to develop a computer tool for modeling the economic payback for comparative airport ground support equipment (GSE) that are propelled by either electric motors or gasoline and diesel engines. The types of GSE modeled are pushback tractors, baggage tractors, and belt loaders. The GSE modeling tool includes an emissions module that estimates the amount of tailpipe emissions saved by replacing internal combustion engine GSE with electric GSE. This report contains modeling assumptions, methodology, a users manual, and modeling results. The model was developed based on the operations of two airlines at four United States airports.

James Francfort; Kevin Morrow; Dimitri Hochard

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Modelling and control strategy development for fuel cell electric vehicles  

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and applied to the energy management of this FCEV, which allow fuel economy optimisation while keeping a good storage. It is essential for advanced vehicles to obtain a range comparable to that of mass production and maximize the energy stored onboard a vehicle. A stochastic dynamic programming algorithm was developed

Peng, Huei

175

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SIMULATION MODEL FOR DESIGNING  

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, Louisiana September 2005 #12;ii ABSTRACT Application of computer science in the analysis of industrial data of Forestry, Michigan State University, for his cooperative work in this field, and Shivakumar K. Srinivasamurthy for helping develop the computer code. #12;iv Table of Contents Abstract

176

Development of an equipment management model to improve effectiveness of processes  

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The nuclear industries have developed and are trying to create a performance model to improve effectiveness of the processes implemented at nuclear plants in order to enhance performance. Most high performing nuclear stations seek to continually improve the quality of their operations by identifying and closing important performance gaps. Thus, many utilities have implemented performance models adjusted to their plant's configuration and have instituted policies for such models. KHNP is developing a standard performance model to integrate the engineering processes and to improve the inter-relation among processes. The model, called the Standard Equipment Management Model (SEMM), is under development first by focusing on engineering processes and performance improvement processes related to plant equipment used at the site. This model includes performance indicators for each process that can allow evaluating and comparing the process performance among 21 operating units. The model will later be expanded to incorporate cost and management processes. (authors)

Chang, H. S.; Ju, T. Y.; Song, T. Y. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., 25-1 Jang-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Experimental investigation and model development for a harmonic drive transmission.  

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Harmonic drive transmissions (HDTs) are compact, low-backlash, high-ratio, high-resolution rotary motion transmissions. One application to benefit from these attributes is the revolute joint robot. Engineers at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) are investigating the use of this type of robot for the positioning of an x-ray detector; understanding the properties of the robot components is crucial to modeling positioner behavior. The robot bearing elements had been investigated previously, leaving the transmission as the missing component. While the benefits of HDTs are well known, the disadvantages, including fluctuating dissipation characteristics and nonlinear stiffness, are not understood as well. These characteristics can contribute uncontrolled dynamics to the overall robot performance. A dynamometer has been constructed at the APS to experimentally measure the HDT's response. Empirical torque and position data were recorded for multiple transmission load cases and input conditions. In turn, a computer model of the dynamometer HDT system was constructed to approximate the observed response.

Preissner, C.; Shu, D.; Royston, T. J.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Dynamical Reduction Models: present status and future developments  

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We review the major achievements of the dynamical reduction program, showing why and how it provides a unified, consistent description of physical phenomena, from the microscopic quantum domain to the macroscopic classical one. We discuss the difficulties in generalizing the existing models in order to comprise also relativistic quantum field theories. We point out possible future lines of research, ranging from mathematical physics to phenomenology.

A. Bassi

2007-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

179

Developing a timber quality model for Scots pine  

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) Basal area (m2 ha-1) Stems ha-1 3.44 24.3 13.9 13.0 27.8 2070 3.74 44.5 18.8 18.2 51.3 1840 4.13 47.0 18) (Silviscan / ITRAX) 13 #12;14 SPTQ Model - PhD Project Sample tree measurements Crown projection area: · ·b

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Equilibrium and volumetric data and model development of coal fluids  

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The long term goal of our efforts is to develop accurate predictive methods for description of equilibrium phase properties for a variety of types of mixtures and operating conditions. The specific objectives of the work specified herein include: (1) development of an experimental facility having the capability to provide data on equilibrium phase compositions (solubilities) and liquid densities, and doing so with greater accuracy and speed than our previous facility, (2) measurement of equilibrium phase properties for systematically-selected mixtures-specifically those containing important solute gases (such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, ethane, carbonyl sulfide, ammonia) in a series of heavy paraffinic, naphthenic and aromatic solvents (e.g., n-decane, n-eicosane, n-octacosane, n-hexatriacontane, cyclohexane, Decalin, perhydrophenanthrene, perhydropyrene, benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, pyrene), (3) testing/development of correlation frameworks for representing the phase behavior of fluids of the type encountered in coal conversion processes, and (4) generalization of parameters in the correlation frameworks to enable accurate predictions for systems of the type studied, permitting predictions to be made for systems and conditions other than those for which experimental data are available.

Robinson, R.L. Jr.; Gasem, K.A.M.; Park, J.

1992-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, system model and development of customized electronic light barriers for robotic and mechatronic applications  

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In recent decades, indispensability of customized development of industrial-grade products has been widely recognized. The present paper describes the design, modeling and indigenous hardware development of such a product, namely, 'Electronic Light Barrier', ... Keywords: Guarding system, Industrial application, Light barrier, Mechatronics, Metrology, Model, Robotics

Debanik Roy

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Dynamic Model of a Small High-Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle  

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Development of a Dynamic Model of a Small High-Speed Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Haider N. Arafat-- A dynamic model is developed for a small, high- speed autonomous underwater vehicle. The vehicle has manner: 1) Wind angle and angle : From u = V cos , v = V sin sin , and w = V sin cos , we have tan

Virginia Tech

183

Integrating Markov Chain Models and L-systems to Simulate the Architectural Development of Apple Trees  

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Integrating Markov Chain Models and L-systems to Simulate the Architectural Development of Apple the architectural development of apple trees is presented. The approach is based on using an L-systems framework. Results show that these models are able to represent the branching zones observed in apple trees at node

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Development of Property-Transfer Models for Estimating the Hydraulic Properties of Deep  

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Development of Property-Transfer Models for Estimating the Hydraulic Properties of Deep Sediments. #12;Development of Property-Transfer Models for Estimating the Hydraulic Properties of Deep Sediments-USGS World Wide Web: http://www.usgs.gov/ Any use of trade, product, or firm names in this publication

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NREL Develops Heat Pump Water Heater Simulation Model (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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simulation model helps researchers evaluate real-world simulation model helps researchers evaluate real-world impacts of heat pump water heaters in U.S. homes. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) remove heat from the air and use it to heat water, presenting an energy-saving opportunity for homeowners. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a simulation model to study the inter- actions of HPWHs and space conditioning equipment, related to climate and installa- tion location in the home. This model was created in TRNSYS and is based on data from HPWHs tested at NREL's Advanced HVAC Systems Laboratory. The HPWH model accounts for the condenser coil wrapped around the outside of the storage tank, and uses a data-based performance map. Researchers found that simulated energy use was within 2% of lab results, which confirms

186

Review of models used for determining consequences of UF{sub 6} release: Development of model evaluation criteria. Volume 1  

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The objective of this study is to examine the usefulness and effectiveness of currently existing models that simulate the release of uranium hexafluoride from UF{sub 6}-handling facilities, subsequent reactions of UF{sub 6} with atmospheric moisture, and the dispersion of UF{sub 6} and reaction products in the atmosphere. The study evaluates screening-level and detailed public-domain models that were specifically developed for UF{sub 6} and models that were originally developed for the treatment of dense gases but are applicable to UF{sub 6} release, reaction, and dispersion. The model evaluation process is divided into three specific tasks: model-component evaluation; applicability evaluation; and user interface and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) evaluation. Within the model-component evaluation process, a model`s treatment of source term, thermodynamics, and atmospheric dispersion are considered and model predictions are compared with actual observations. Within the applicability evaluation process, a model`s applicability to Integrated Safety Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Post-Accident Analysis, and to site-specific considerations are assessed. Finally, within the user interface and QA/QC evaluation process, a model`s user-friendliness, presence and clarity of documentation, ease of use, etc. are assessed, along with its handling of QA/QC. This document presents the complete methodology used in the evaluation process.

Nair, S.K.; Chambers, D.B.; Park, S.H.; Hoffman, F.O. [Senes Oak Ridge, Inc., TN (United States). Center for Risk Analysis

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt  

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Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt Based Repository Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt Based Repository The study summarizes the initial work on numerical modeling, simulations, and experimental results related to nuclear waste storage in a salt repository. The study reflects the project's preliminary effort at simulating the fluid flow and heat transport processes, before treating the fully coupled thermal-mechanical-hydrologic-chemical (TMHC) coupled processes in the future. Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt Based Repository More Documents & Publications Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste Repository

188

Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled  

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Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage Title Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2010 Authors Coffey, Brian, Philip Haves, Michael Wetter, Brandon Hencey, Francesco Borrelli, Yudong Ma, and Sorin Bengea Conference Name 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Date Published 2010 Publisher Omnipress Conference Location Asilomar, California, USA ISBN 0-918249-60-0 Abstract A Model Predictive Control (MPC) implementation was developed for a university campus chilled water plant. The plant includes three water-cooled chillers and a two million gallon chilled water storage tank. The tank is charged during the night to minimize on-peak electricity consumption and take advantage of the lower ambient wet bulb temperature. A detailed model of the chilled water plant and simplified models of the campus buildings were developed using the equation-based modeling language Modelica. Steady state models of the chillers, cooling towers and pumps were developed, based on manufacturers' performance data, and calibrated using measured data collected and archived by the control system. A dynamic model of the chilled water storage tank was also developed and calibrated. A semi-empirical model was developed to predict the temperature and flow rate of the chilled water returning to the plant from the buildings. These models were then combined and simplified for use in a MPC algorithm that determines the optimal chiller start and stop times and set-points for the condenser water temperature and the chilled water supply temperature. The paper describes the development and testing of the MPC implementation and discusses lessons learned and next steps in further research

189

A Comparative Analysis of Community Wind Power DevelopmentModels  

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For years, farmers in the United States have looked with envy on their European counterparts ability to profitably farm the wind through ownership of distributed, utility-scale wind projects. Only within the past few years, however, has farmer- or community-owned windpower development become a reality in the United States. The primary hurdle to this type of development in the United States has been devising and implementing suitable business and legal structures that enable such projects to take advantage of tax-based federal incentives for windpower. This article discusses the limitations of such incentives in supporting farmer- or community-owned wind projects, describes four ownership structures that potentially overcome such limitations, and finally conducts comparative financial analysis on those four structures, using as an example a hypothetical 1.5 MW farmer-owned project located in the state of Oregon. We find that material differences in the competitiveness of each structure do exist, but that choosing the best structure for a given project will largely depend on the conditions at hand; e.g., the ability of the farmer(s) to utilize tax credits, preference for individual versus cooperative ownership, and the state and utility service territory in which the project will be located.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Wind, Tom; Juhl, Dan; Grace, Robert; West, Peter

2005-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

190

Development of a UF{sub 6} cylinder transient heat transfer/stress analysis model  

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A heat transfer/stress analysis model is being developed to simulate the heating to a point of rupture of a cylinder containing UF{sub 6} when it is exposed to a fire. The assumptions underlying the heat transfer portion of the model, which has been the focus of work to date, will be discussed. A key aspect of this model is a lumped parameter approach to modeling heat transfer. Preliminary results and future efforts to develop an integrated thermal/stress model will be outlined.

Williams, W.R. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

191

Development of a 1D transient electrorefiner model for pyroprocess simulation  

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Abstract Development of an efficient 1-dimensional computer code to model mass transport and separation in electrorefining, a key component process of pyroprocessing, is described in this paper. A variety of phenomena occurring in electrochemical devices is reviewed along with examination of existing computer models to provide basis for new model development. Key processes and phenomena of importance were selected based on describing rate-limiting steps and separation efficiency of electrorefining. The developed model, named ERAD, describes time-dependent behavior of multi-component electrochemical systems with the capability of depicting anodic dissolution of spent nuclear fuel, non-hydrodynamic mass transport effects in the electrolyte, and cathodic deposition of materials. Utilization of the model is demonstrated through comparison with existing experimental data. For the purpose of model validation, model predictions are also compared with cyclic voltammetry and other experimental data.

Riley M. Cumberland; Man-Sung Yim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

New Model Examines Cumulative Impacts of Wind Energy Development on Sensitive Species  

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DOE's Argonne National Laboratory recently developed the prototype of a spatially explicit individual-based model for examining the cumulative impacts of wind energy development on populations and habitats of the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)an important wildlife species that has been affected by energy development in the western United States.

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Development of Advanced Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) Modeling Capabilities for Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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Project objectives: Develop a general framework for effective flow of water, steam and heat in in porous and fractured geothermal formations. Develop a computational module for handling coupled effects of pressure, temperature, and induced rock deformations. Develop a reliable model of heat transfer and fluid flow in fractured rocks.

194

Thermodynamic Development of Corrosion Rate Modeling in Iron Phosphate Glasses  

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A two year research program investigated links between the thermodynamic properties of phosphate glasses and their corrosion rates in different solutions. Glasses in the Na{sub 2}O-CaO-P{sub 2}O{sub 5} and Na{sub 2}O-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}-PO{sub 5} systems were prepared and characterized. These glasses and then exposed in bulk and powder form to acid (0.1M HCl), basic (0.1M KOH) and neutral (deionized water) solutions at varying exposure times and temperatures. Analysis of the solution and the glass after exposure determined the rate and type of corrosion that occurred. Simultaneously, efforts were made to determine the thermodynamic properties of solid iron phosphate compounds. This included measurement of low ?temperature (5?300 K) heat capacities, measured at Brigham Young University; the attempted use of a Parr calorimeter to measure ambient ?temperature enthalpies of formation; and attempted measurement of ?temperature heat capacities. Only the first of the three tasks was successfully accomplished. In lieu of experimental measurement of enthalpies of formation, first-principles calculation of enthalpies of formation was performed at Missouri S&T; these results will be used in subsequent modeling efforts.

Mark Schlesinger; John Vienna; Jim Bresee; Richard Brow

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

195

Development and application of econometric demand and supply models for selected Chesapeake Bay seafood products  

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Five models were developed to forecast future Chesapeake seafood product prices, harvest quantities, and resulting income. Annual econometric models are documented for oysters, hard and soft blue crabs, and hard and soft clams. To the degree that data permit, these models represent demand and supply at the retail, wholesale, and harvest levels. The resulting models have broad applications in environmental policy issues and regulatory analyses for the Chesapeake Bay. 37 references, 10 figures, 99 tables.

Nieves, L.A.; Moe, R.J.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Development of a High-Performance Office Building Simulation Model for a Hot and Humid Climate  

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to the field measured data and was presented in the previous publication (Cho and Haberl, 2008a). The calibrated simulation model was further extended to an ASHRAE 90.1 code-compliant model, which was used as the baseline model for the development of a... high-performance (energy-efficient) model. However, the code-compliant model did not use the as-built building geometry of the JBC building; rather, it used a simplified geometry. The simplified- geometry, code-compliant simulation model...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

197

Core Analysis For The Development And Constraint Of Physical Models Of  

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For The Development And Constraint Of Physical Models Of For The Development And Constraint Of Physical Models Of Geothermal Reservoirs Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Core Analysis For The Development And Constraint Of Physical Models Of Geothermal Reservoirs Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Effective reservoir exploration, characterization, and engineering require a fundamental understanding of the geophysical properties of reservoir rocks and fracture systems. Even in the best of circumstances, spatial variability in porosity, fracture density, salinity, saturation, tectonic stress, fluid pressures, and lithology can all potentially produce and/or contribute to geophysical anomalies. As a result, serious uniqueness problems frequently occur when interpreting

198

Development-Driven E-learning Education Model and Application in Teaching Information Technology  

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Abstract Higher education in China faces great challenges and opportunities in nowadays. One remarkable issue is the high unemployment rates of graduates because of their skills not matching the requirements of real world. A new development- driven e-leaning model, which combines modern educational thoughts and advanced educational technologies, is proposed for dealing with this issue. One case of development-driven e-learning model application in teaching fundamental information technology is introduced and some key issues are discussed. The result shows that the new development-driven e-Leaning model can improve learning interests and efficiency for college students and increase student's suitability to global workforce market.

Li Xiangqian; Gao Fuqing

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Petroleum Refinery Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model User Reference Guide  

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The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models, developed through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), are user-friendly tools utilized to estimate the economic impacts at the local level of constructing and operating fuel and power generation projects for a range of conventional and renewable energy technologies. The JEDI Petroleum Refinery Model User Reference Guide was developed to assist users in employing and understanding the model. This guide provides information on the model's underlying methodology, as well as the parameters and references used to develop the cost data utilized in the model. This guide also provides basic instruction on model add-in features, operation of the model, and a discussion of how the results should be interpreted. Based on project-specific inputs from the user, the model estimates job creation, earning and output (total economic activity) for a given petroleum refinery. This includes the direct, indirect and induced economic impacts to the local economy associated with the refinery's construction and operation phases. Project cost and job data used in the model are derived from the most current cost estimations available. Local direct and indirect economic impacts are estimated using economic multipliers derived from IMPLAN software. By determining the regional economic impacts and job creation for a proposed refinery, the JEDI Petroleum Refinery model can be used to field questions about the added value refineries may bring to the local community.

Goldberg, M.

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

200

Toward The Development Of Occurrence Models For Geothermal Resources In The  

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Toward The Development Of Occurrence Models For Geothermal Resources In The Toward The Development Of Occurrence Models For Geothermal Resources In The Western United States Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Toward The Development Of Occurrence Models For Geothermal Resources In The Western United States Details Activities (6) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: Simplified geothermal occurrence models using attributes identified at Coso and elsewhere were developed and applied in preparing the recently completed Department of Defensefunded evaluation of geothermal potential on U.S. military bases. An interpretation of the spatial associations between selected characteristics was used to direct field investigations. Several potential targets were identified using this method, and field investigations at two bases provided evidence supporting

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JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Fact Sheet)  

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JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local (usually state) level. First developed by NREL's Wind Powering America program to model wind energy jobs and impacts, JEDI has been expanded to biofuels, concentrating solar power, coal, and natural gas power plants. Based on project-specific and default inputs (derived from industry norms), JEDI estimates the number of jobs and economic impacts to a local area (usually a state) that could reasonably be supported by a power generation project. For example, JEDI estimates the number of in-state construction

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CRED: A New Model of Climate and Development | Open Energy Information  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » CRED: A New Model of Climate and Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: CRED: A New Model of Climate and Development Agency/Company /Organization: Stockholm Environment Institute Sector: Climate, Energy Phase: Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Implementation, Market analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: sei-us.org/projects/id/218 CRED: A New Model of Climate and Development Screenshot References: SEI-CRED[1] SEI's Climate and Regional Economics of Development (CRED) is an integrated

203

Design and optimization of cellular manufacturing systems: a methodology for developing robotic workcell simulation models  

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Robotic workcell simulation is a modeling-based problem solving approach developed for the design, analysis, and offline programming of robotic workcells. Current industrial practices show that commercial robotic simulation software packages are able ...

Frank S. Cheng

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Modelling energy-economy interactions in small developing countries : a case study of Sri Lanka  

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This report is addressed at modelling energy-economy interactions in small developing countries, those with populations less than 20 million or so and where neither the industrial or energy sectors are dominant. The overall ...

Blitzer, Charles R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

E-Print Network 3.0 - attack model development Sample Search...  

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Summary: for the development of realistic models of DoS traffic, can be packaged as an automated tool to aid in rapid response... to detect and re- spond to attacks quickly....

206

Electrolyte Model Helps Researchers Develop Better Batteries, Wins R&D 100 Award  

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Dow Chemical, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Argonne National Lab (ANL) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), have developed the Advanced Electrolyte Model (AEM), a powerful tool that analyzes and identifies potential electrolytes for use in battery systems.

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A new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development and management support  

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This project will develop an in depth model of EGS systems that will allow engineers, practitioners, and researchers to more accurately predict how new fluid technologies would work in a reservoir.

208

Development and numerical implementation of nonlinear viscoelastic-viscoplastic model for asphalt materials  

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pavements is illustrated using finite element simulations. The constitutive model developed in this study can describe the behavior of asphalt materials (asphalt binder, asphalt mastic and mixtures) under various testing conditions. This study also achieved...

Huang, Chien-Wei

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

209

Evaluating and developing parameter optimization and uncertainty analysis methods for a computationally intensive distributed hydrological model  

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This study focuses on developing and evaluating efficient and effective parameter calibration and uncertainty methods for hydrologic modeling. Five single objective optimization algorithms and six multi-objective optimization algorithms were tested...

Zhang, Xuesong

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

210

Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt  

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Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt Based Repository Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt Based Repository The study summarizes the initial work on numerical modeling, simulations, and experimental results related to nuclear waste storage in a salt repository. The study reflects the project's preliminary effort at simulating the fluid flow and heat transport processes, before treating the fully coupled thermal-mechanical-hydrologic-chemical (TMHC) coupled processes in the future. Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water in a Salt Based Repository More Documents & Publications Coupled Model for Heat and Water Transport in a High Level Waste Repository in Salt

211

Model-Driven Development of Audio-Visual Web Search Applications: The PHAROS Demonstration  

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PHAROS is an EU-founded project aimed at building a platform for advanced audiovisual search applications. In this demo we show the application of a Model-Driven Development (MDD) approach to the PHAROS demons...

Alessandro Bozzon; Marco Brambilla; Piero Fraternali

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Development of a general model of aggregate rebound for dry-mix shotcrete(Part II)  

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A mechanical model previously developed is briefly described and linked to particle velocity versus size relationships experimentally obtained, allowing prediction of the energy of rebound of an aggregate particl...

Hugo S. Armelin Ph.D. Candidate; Professor Nemkumar Banthia

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of fluidized-bed combustion of coal: Phase II, final reports. Volume 1. Model evolution and development  

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The Energy Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), under Department of Energy (DOE) sponsorship, has been engaged in the development of a comprehensive mechanistic model of Fluidized Bed Combustors (FBC). The primary aims of this modeling effort are the generation and to the extent possible, validation of an analytical framework for the design and scale-up of fluidized bed combustors. In parallel with this modeling effort, M.I.T. also embarked upon the development of an FBC-Data Base Management System (FBC-DBMS) aimed at facilitating the coordination, interpretation and utilization of the experimental data that are or will become available from diverse sources, as well as in the identification of areas of large uncertainty or having a paucity of experimental results. The synergistic operation of the FBC-Model and FBC-Data Base promises to offer a powerful tool for the design and optimization of FBC's and represents the ultimate goal of the M.I.T. effort. The modeling effort was initially focused upon evaluation and application of state-of-the-art models. The initial system model was divided into five basic components: fluid dynamics, combustion, sulfur capture, heat transfer and emissions. Due to the technical complexity of modeling FBC operation and the initial primitive nature of models for these components, it was deemed necessary to be able to incorporate evolutionary improvements in understanding and correlating FBC phenomena: the M.I.T. system model is, therefore, modular in nature, i.e., each sub-model can be replaced by an updated or equivalent sub-model without necessitating reprogramming of the entire system model.

Louis, J.F.; Tung, S.E.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building  

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Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building research, design and operation Speaker(s): Brian Coffey Date: June 28, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Model-based control approaches the problem of optimal supervisory control for complex building systems by using discrete timesteps and searching for an optimal control configuration at each timestep, using a detailed building model and an optimization algorithm. Although the approach itself is not new (it was proposed at least as early as 1988), it is only during the past five to ten years that readily-available computation power has allowed researchers to consider this approach with complex system models. Recent research has developed and tested this approach for active solar

215

An Update on Radiative Transfer Model Development at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.  

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Update on Radiative Transfer Model Development at Update on Radiative Transfer Model Development at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. J. S. Delamere, S. A. Clough, E. J. Mlawer, Sid-Ahmed Boukabara, K. Cady-Pereira, and M. Shepard Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. Lexington, Maine Introduction Over the last decade, a suite of radiative transfer models has been developed at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) with support from the Atmospheric and Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. These models span the full spectral regime from the microwave to the ultraviolet, and range from monochromatic to band calculations. Each model combines the latest spectroscopic advancements with radiative transfer algorithms to efficiently compute radiances, fluxes, and cooling

216

Forest models: their development and potential applications for air pollution effects research  

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As research tools for evaluating the effects of chronic air pollution stress, forest simulation models offer one means of integrating forest growth and development data with generalized indices of pollution stress. This approach permits consideration of both the competitive interactions of trees in the forest stand and the influences of the stage of stand development on sensitivity of component species. A review of forest growth models, including tree, stand, and gap models, is provided as a means of evaluating relative strengths, weaknesses, and limits of applicability of representative examples of each type. Data from recent simulations with a gap model of eastern deciduous forest responses to air pollution stress are presented to emphasize the potential importance of competition in modifying individual species' responses in a forest stand. Recent developments in dendroecology are discussed as a potential mechanism for model validation and extended application.

Shugart, H.H.; McLaughlin, S.B.; West, D.C.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Development of Model-Based Controls for GE's Gasifier and Syngas Cooler  

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Model-Based Controls Model-Based Controls for GE's Gasifier and Syngas Cooler Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) develops affordable and clean energy from coal and other fossil fuels to secure a sustainable energy economy. To further this mission, NETL funds research and development of advanced sensor and control technologies that can function under the extreme operating conditions often found in advanced power systems, particularly

218

Development of source functions for modeling dissolution of residual DNAPL fingers in the saturated zone  

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DEVELOPMENT OF SOURCE FUNCTIONS FOR MODELING DISSOLUTION OF RESIDUAL DNAPL FINGERS IN THE SATURATED ZONE A Thesis by BRIAN SCOTT JOHNSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1993 Major Subject: Geology DEVELOPMENT OF SOURCE FUNCTIONS FOR MODELING DISSOLUTION OF RESIDUAL DNAPL FINGERS IN THE SATURATED ZONE A Thesis by BRIAN SCOTI' JOHNSON Submitted to Texas Agt...

Johnson, Brian Scott

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

219

Development of a computational model for nuclear electric orbital transfer vehicles  

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DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTATIONAL MODEL FOR NUCLEAR ELECTRIC ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLES A Thesis by WILLIAM FOUNTAIN LYON III Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1989 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTATIONAL MODEL FOR NUCLEAR ELECTRIC ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLES A Thesis by WILLIAM FOUNTAIN LYON III Approved as to style and content by: K. L...

Lyon, William Fountain

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an isothermal 2D zonal air volume model with impulse  

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Development of an isothermal 2D zonal air volume model with impulse Development of an isothermal 2D zonal air volume model with impulse conservation Title Development of an isothermal 2D zonal air volume model with impulse conservation Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2010 Authors Victor, Norrefeldt, Thierry Stephane Nouidui, and Gunnar Gruen Conference Name Clima 2010, 10th Rehva World Congress "Sustainable Energy Use in Buildings" Conference Location Antalya, Turkey Abstract This paper presents a new approach to model air flows with a zonal model. The aim of zonal models is to perform quick simulations of the air distribution in rooms. Therefore an air volume is subdivided into several discrete zones, typically 10 to 100. The zones are connected with flow elements computing the amount of air exchanged between them. In terms of complexity and needed computational time zonal models are a compromise between CFDcalculations and the approximation of perfect mixing. In our approach the air flow velocity is used as property of the zones. Thus the distinction between normal zones and jet or plume influenced zones becomes obsolete. The model is implemented in the object oriented and equation based language Modelica. A drawback of the new formulation is that the calculated flow pattern depends on the discretization. Nevertheless, the results show that the new zonal model performs well and is a useful extension to existing models.

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Development and Application of a Model to Estimate Wastewater Treatment Plant Prescription Pharmaceutical Influent Loadings and Concentrations  

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A mass balance model was developed to estimate prescription pharmaceutical loadings to municipal wastewater treatment plants via computation of influent concentrations (C IN). Model estimates of C

Karl J. Ottmar; Lisa M. Colosi

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Computational Strategies for Optimal Development Planning of Offshore Oilfields under Complex Fiscal Rules  

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Modeling and Computational Strategies for Optimal Development Planning of Offshore Oilfields under Complex Fiscal Rules ... In particular, we consider a recently proposed multifield site strategic planning model for offshore oil and gas fields as a basis to include the generic fiscal rules with ringfencing provisions. ...

Vijay Gupta; Ignacio E. Grossmann

2012-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal Calibration Methodology for CFD Model Development to Support the Operation of Energy Efficient Buildings  

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controlled internal environments. In this research a CFD model of the internal environment of an office space will be developed. The CFD model will then be calibrated using real data taken from a well-positioned wireless sensor network and weather station...

Hajdukiewicz, M.; Keane, M.; O'Flynn, B.; O'Grady, W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Model-driven software development of applications based on web services  

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One of the main success factors for the business is the capacity of its IT infrastructure to face change. Many companies are implementing this capacity by the Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), which promises flexibility reusing and composing ... Keywords: MDA, SOA, UML, automatic code generation, conceptual modelling, model-driven architecture, service-oriented architecture, software development, web services

Ricardo Quintero; Leopoldo Zepeda; Liliana Vega

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A Methodology for Developing Simple and Robust Power Models Using Performance Monitoring Events  

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statistics, by operating system design- ers to develop power-aware scheduling algorithms and dynamic power-core systems running OpenSolarisTM . The basic idea is correlating power con- sumption of a benchmark program on average after being trained on a different set of benchmarks. Unlike previous power models, our model

Fedorova, Alexandra

226

Oil and Gas CDT Development of a SUNTANS Baroclinic Model for 3D Oil  

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Oil and Gas CDT Development of a SUNTANS Baroclinic Model for 3D Oil Pollution Tracking Heriot) Key Words Oil Spill, HF Radar, Trajectory Forecasting, Hydrodynamic Modelling, Oil Chemistry Overview In an oil spill emergency, an operational system must forecast ocean and weather conditions in addition

Henderson, Gideon

227

A model-based framework for flexible safety-critical software development: a design study  

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This paper presents the findings from a design study of a model-based framework for safety-critical software development, called SimPal. The objective of the study was to better understand the necessary properties of such a framework and to learn ... Keywords: frameworks and tools, real-time systems, safety-critical development, service-oriented computing, verification

Jesper Pedersen Notander; Per Runeson; Martin Hst

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Model Examines Cumulative Impacts of Wind Energy Development on the Greater Sage-Grouse  

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DOE's Argonne National Laboratory developed a spatially explicit individual-based model for examining the cumulative impacts of wind energy development on populations and habitats of the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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Development of First Principles Capacity Fade Model for Li-Ion Cells  

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Development of First Principles Capacity Fade Model for Li-Ion Cells P. Ramadass,* Bala Haran,** Parthasarathy M. Gomadam,* Ralph White,*** and Branko N. Popov**,z Department of Chemical Engineering developed to simulate the capacity fade of Li-ion batteries. Incorporation of a continuous occurrence

Popov, Branko N.

230

The Amulet Environment: New Models for Effective User Interface Software Development  

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display and editing of objects, and external analysis and control of interfaces. Amulet integratesThe Amulet Environment: New Models for Effective User Interface Software Development Brad A. Myers://www.cs.cmu.edu/~amulet Abstract The Amulet user interface development environment makes it easier for programmers to create highly

Myers, Brad A.

231

Simulation of Apple Tree Development Using Mixed Statistical and Biomechanical Models  

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Simulation of Apple Tree Development Using Mixed Statistical and Biomechanical Models Colin Smith1 that characterises the architecture of an apple tree over time. As indicated previously [9, 3, 4], the simulation dynamics in a developmental context, we have created an L-system simulation of a developing apple tree

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

232

Multiscale Systems Analysis of Root Growth and Development: Modeling Beyond the Network and Cellular Scales  

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...to illustrate the power of developing multiscale...the dynamics with a system of ODEs). The model...improved the results by training a classifier to recognize...proposed to extract root system architecture descriptions...investigation of root system development, a new...This integration operation is made complex for...

Leah R. Band; John A. Fozard; Christophe Godin; Oliver E. Jensen; Tony Pridmore; Malcolm J. Bennett; John R. King

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

233

Model-based development and calibration of last generation diesel powertrains for passenger cars  

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This paper presents an original model-based approach to the system level development and calibration of diesel powertrains for passenger cars, implemented in a comprehensive software tool. The models for the different subsystems are coupled to execute optimisation loops, involving also the system calibration, and are characterised by flexibility of usage, limited tuning effort and reduced computational time. As an example of the general approach, the engine model is described and some results from its execution are shown and compared with the measurements. Finally, a practical example is given of the usage of the tool for system level optimisation through a specifically developed methodology.

Fabio Mallamo; Federico Millo; Luciano Rolando

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Development of a Conceptual Chum Salmon Emergence Model for Ives Island  

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The objective of the study described herein was to develop a conceptual model of chum salmon emergence that was based on empirical water temperature of the riverbed and river in specific locations where chum salmon spawn in the Ives Island area. The conceptual model was developed using water temperature data that have been collected in the past and are currently being collected in the Ives Island area. The model will be useful to system operators who need to estimate the complete distribution of chum salmon emergence (first emergence through final emergence) in order to balance chum salmon redd protection and power system operation.

Murray, Christopher J.; Geist, David R.; Arntzen, Evan V.; Bott, Yi-Ju; Nabelek, Marc A.

2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

235

Development and validation of detailed controls models of the Nelson River Bipole 1 HVDC system  

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With the Nelson River Bipole 1 mercury arc valve group replacement project and planning for the expansion of the Nelson River HVDC system with a third bipole underway, it was decided to pursue a program to develop and validate detailed models of the existing HVDC transmission facilities and their associated ac systems for use in system studies. The first phase of the program concentrated on the development of detailed controls models associated with the Bipole 1 transmission facility. Based on previous experience at Manitoba Hydro with the Electromagnetic Transient DC simulation program (EMTDC), it was decided that model development and validation would use this program. This paper presents the reasons behind the development of detailed models, the methods used in developing models related to Bipole 1, results of validation tests, difficulties encountered during the process, and the overall benefits resulting from the project. An example of applying the models to investigate a low frequency oscillation which has occurred on the dc system in the past is also presented.

Kuffel, P.; Kent, K.L.; Mazur, G.B.; Weekes, M.A. (Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg (Canada))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

MCON: Automation Tool for MATLAB Modeling Development Based on V-Model  

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MCON tools have been formally put into use for more than one year, and have completed modeling works for several projects. Facts have proved that: it effectively ... efficiency, reliability and team cooperation. ...

Mingshi Xie; Wanrong Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Development and Evaluation of RRTMG_SW, a Shortwave Radiative Transfer Model for GCM Applications  

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Development and Evaluation of RRTMG_SW, Development and Evaluation of RRTMG_SW, a Shortwave Radiative Transfer Model for General Circulation Model Applications M. J. Iacono, J. S. Delamere, E. J. Mlawer, and S. A. Clough Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. Lexington, Massachusetts J.-J. Morcrette European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Reading, United Kingdom Y.-T. Hou National Centers for Environmental Prediction Camp Springs, Maryland Introduction The k-distribution shortwave radiation model developed for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, RRTM_SW_V2.4 (Clough et al. 2004), utilizes the discrete ordinates radiative transfer model, DISORT, for scattering calculations and 16 g-points in each of its 16 spectral bands. DISORT provides agreement with line-by-line flux calculations to within 1 Wm

238

A Study of the Economic Impact of Water Impoundment Through the Development of a Comparative-Projection Model  

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Using two established reservoir projects, an economic simulation model for reservoir development was constructed. The two comparative areas used for the model development are both reservoirs in central Texas and were constructed during approximately...

Pearson, J.E.

239

The Seven Cs Ethical Model of Communication: Environmental Communication and Indigenous Knowledge Management Strategies in International Agricultural Development  

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for international organizations serving agricultural development. Conclusions for the 7Cs ethical model of communication offer perspective on the model as a discursive response to neoliberal policies and international development ethics....

McCann, Elisabeth

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

240

Modeling Urban Storm-Water Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand Filter  

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water impacts has led us to the develop- ment of different storm-water treatment strategies. Previous knowledge regarding traditional water treatment systems drink- ing and wastewater and the evaluation

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Development of an entrained flow gasifier model for process optimization study  

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Coal gasification is a versatile process to convert a solid fuel in syngas, which can be further converted and separated in hydrogen, which is a valuable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier. Different technologies (fixed beds, fluidized beds, entrained flow reactors) are used, operating under different conditions of temperature, pressure, and residence time. Process studies should be performed for defining the best plant configurations and operating conditions. Although 'gasification models' can be found in the literature simulating equilibrium reactors, a more detailed approach is required for process analysis and optimization procedures. In this work, a gasifier model is developed by using AspenPlus as a tool to be implemented in a comprehensive process model for the production of hydrogen via coal gasification. It is developed as a multizonal model by interconnecting each step of gasification (preheating, devolatilization, combustion, gasification, quench) according to the reactor configuration, that is in entrained flow reactor. The model removes the hypothesis of equilibrium by introducing the kinetics of all steps and solves the heat balance by relating the gasification temperature to the operating conditions. The model allows to predict the syngas composition as well as quantity the heat recovery (for calculating the plant efficiency), 'byproducts', and residual char. Finally, in view of future works, the development of a 'gasifier model' instead of a 'gasification model' will allow different reactor configurations to be compared.

Biagini, E.; Bardi, A.; Pannocchia, G.; Tognotti, L. [Consorzio Pisa Ric, Pisa (Italy). Div Energia Ambiente

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Problem solving in product development: a model for the advanced materials industries  

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Problem solving has been identified as a key aspect of product development. Yet, existing descriptive models of problem solving in product development are derived from experience in traditional fabrication and assembly-based industries. This paper examines the sequence of problem solving activities in the advanced materials industries. As opposed to the paradigm of product development seen in industries based on traditional metal fabrication and assembly production technology, development activities in advanced materials industries are focused around a core effort in process development. The paper characterises the steps of design and the associated testing patterns in the advanced materials industries. The model formalises the emphasis on process design and process experimentation, providing a richer description of the problem-solving sequence than the traditional design-build-test sequence so common in the fabrication/assembly industries.

Brent D. Barnett; Kim B. Clark

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Development of a Hydrodynamic Model of Puget Sound and Northwest Straits  

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The hydrodynamic model used in this study is the Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) developed by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The unstructured grid and finite volume framework, as well as the capability of wetting/drying simulation and baroclinic simulation, makes FVCOM a good fit to the modeling needs for nearshore restoration in Puget Sound. The model domain covers the entire Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Passages, and Georgia Strait at the United States-Canada Border. The model is driven by tide, freshwater discharge, and surface wind. Preliminary model validation was conducted for tides at various locations in the straits and Puget Sound using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tide data. The hydrodynamic model was successfully linked to the NOAA oil spill model General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment model (GNOME) to predict particle trajectories at various locations in Puget Sound. Model results demonstrated that the Puget Sound GNOME model is a useful tool to obtain first-hand information for emergency response such as oil spill and fish migration pathways.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang P.

2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development and  

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new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development and new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development and management support Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title A new analytic-adaptive model for EGS assessment, development and management support Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Integrated Chemical, Thermal, Mechanical and Hydrological Modeling Project Description The University of Nevada - Reno (UNR), proposes to develop a new, integrated solution technique for simulating the Thermal, Hydrological, Mechanical, and Chemical (THMC) processes relevant to thermal energy extraction from an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS). UNR defines the great challenges in numerical modeling as to (1) dealing with flows and transport in the stimulated fractures of the EGS of largely unknown geometry and characteristics; and (2) discovering the best possible cooling fluid circulation solution in the EGS by trial-and-error numerical simulations. The new THMC will have an adaptive, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) component, integrated with the THMC rockmass model in order to match field test signatures, or desired outcomes in design hypothesis test. The project's main hypothesis is that there are new solutions to heat extraction from an as-created, enhanced fracture system of EGS. The project will develop a new THMC simulation model with new capabilities and prove the main hypothesis by and applying it to various EGS designs including emerging concepts, two-phase (steam-gas-liquid) coolant flows in the fracture network, and dynamic, huff-puff operations.

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Development of an Atmospheric Climate Model with Self-Adapting Grid and Physics  

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This project was targeting the development of a computational approach that would allow resolving cloud processes on small-scales within the framework of the most recent version of the NASA/NCAR Finite-Volume Community Atmospheric Model (FVCAM). The FVCAM is based on the multidimensional Flux-Form Semi-Lagrangian (FFSL) dynamical core and uses a ?vertically Lagrangian? finite-volume (FV) representation of the model equations with a mass-conserving re-mapping algorithm. The Lagrangian coordinate requires a remapping of the Lagrangian volume back to Eulerian coordinates to restore the original resolution and keep the mesh from developing distortions such as layers with overlapping interfaces. The main objectives of the project were, first, to develop the 3D library which allows refinement and coarsening of the model domain in spherical coordinates, and second, to develop a non-hydrostatic code for calculation of the model variables within the refined areas that could be seamlessly incorporated with the hydrostatic finite volume dynamical core when higher resolution is wanted. We also updated the aerosol simulation model in CAM in order to ready the model for the treatment of aerosol/cloud interactions.

Penner, Joyce E. [University of Michigan] University of Michigan

2013-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Bias in Predicting Annual Energy Use in Commercial Buildings with Regression Models Developed from Short Data Sets  

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from energy conserving retrofits. The regression modeling approach is accurate and reliable if several months of data (more than six months) are used to develop the model. If such is not the case, the regression models can, unfortunately, lead...

Katipamula, S.; Reddy, T. A.; Claridge, D. E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CSP 586: Software Modeling and Development with UML Jim Conallen. Building Web Applications with UML, Addison-Wesley  

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CSP 586: Software Modeling and Development with UML Texts Jim Conallen. Building Web Applications exposure to the UML technology. This will include exposure to modeling, model-driven development, executable models, and round-trip engineering. These technologies will be explained at the application level

Heller, Barbara

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Approach and development strategy for an agent-based model of economic confidence.  

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We are extending the existing features of Aspen, a powerful economic modeling tool, and introducing new features to simulate the role of confidence in economic activity. The new model is built from a collection of autonomous agents that represent households, firms, and other relevant entities like financial exchanges and governmental authorities. We simultaneously model several interrelated markets, including those for labor, products, stocks, and bonds. We also model economic tradeoffs, such as decisions of households and firms regarding spending, savings, and investment. In this paper, we review some of the basic principles and model components and describe our approach and development strategy for emulating consumer, investor, and business confidence. The model of confidence is explored within the context of economic disruptions, such as those resulting from disasters or terrorist events.

Sprigg, James A.; Pryor, Richard J.; Jorgensen, Craig Reed

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of modeling tools for sodium fast reactor inspection  

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To support the development of in-service inspection methods for the Advanced Sodium Test Reactor for Industrial Demonstration (ASTRID) project led by the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), several tools that allow situations specific to Sodium cooled Fast Reactors (SFR) to be modeled have been implemented in the CIVA software and exploited. This paper details specific applications and results obtained. For instance, a new specular reflection model allows the calculation of complex echoes from scattering structures inside the reactor vessel. EMAT transducer simulation models have been implemented to develop new transducers for sodium visualization and imaging. Guided wave analysis tools have been developed to permit defect detection in the vessel shell. Application examples and comparisons with experimental data are presented.

Le Bourdais, Florian; Marchand, Benot; Baronian, Vahan [CEA LIST, Centre de Saclay F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: C&CBTL - Development of Kinetics and Mathematical Models for High  

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Kinetics and Mathematical Models for High Pressure Gasification of Lignite-Switchgrass Blends Kinetics and Mathematical Models for High Pressure Gasification of Lignite-Switchgrass Blends Georgia Tech Research Corporation Project Number: FE0005339 Project Description The objectives of the proposed study are to obtain experimental reactor data and develop kinetic rate expressions for pyrolysis and char gasification for the coal-biomass blends under conditions free from transport limitations, to develop a detailed understanding of the effect of pyrolysis conditions on the porous char structure, to build mathematical models that combine true kinetic rate expressions with transport models for predicting gasification behavior for a broad range of pressures and temperatures, and to investigate the physical and chemical parameters that might lead to synergistic effects in coal-biomass blends gasification.

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Planning and neo-endogenous model for sustainable development in Spanish rural areas  

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Changes in rural areas in recent decades have resulted in a new approach to local rural development called 'neo-endogenous'. This paper describes the main characteristics of this new development model, which is based on three pillars, harnessing endogenous potential, developing social capital (endogenous units, local/global actors and neo-endogenous units) and promoting local participative democracy. Then the balance of top??down bottom??up approaches and their relationship to improve strategic planning for rural areas are analysed. Finally, co-construction of a local sustainable development plan by means of a knowledge-model based on the experience of the University of Almeria Rural Engineering Research Group is proposed.

Alfredo Tolon-Becerra; Xavier Lastra-Bravo; Emilio Galdeano-Gomez

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Modeling and simulation for cyber-physical system security research, development and applications.  

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This paper describes a new hybrid modeling and simulation architecture developed at Sandia for understanding and developing protections against and mitigations for cyber threats upon control systems. It first outlines the challenges to PCS security that can be addressed using these technologies. The paper then describes Virtual Control System Environments (VCSE) that use this approach and briefly discusses security research that Sandia has performed using VCSE. It closes with recommendations to the control systems security community for applying this valuable technology.

Pollock, Guylaine M.; Atkins, William Dee; Schwartz, Moses Daniel; Chavez, Adrian R.; Urrea, Jorge Mario; Pattengale, Nicholas; McDonald, Michael James; Cassidy, Regis H.; Halbgewachs, Ronald D.; Richardson, Bryan T.; Mulder, John C.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The design, results and future development of the National Energy Strategy Environmental Analysis Model (NESEAM)  

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The National Energy Strategy Environmental Model (NESEAM) has been developed to project emissions for the National Energy Strategy (NES). Two scenarios were evaluated for the NES, a Current Policy Base Case and a NES Action Case. The results from the NES Actions Case project much lower emissions than the Current Policy Base Case. Future enhancements to NESEAM will focus on fuel cycle analysis, including future technologies and additional pollutants to model. NESEAM's flexibility will allow it to model other future legislative issues. 7 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Fisher, R.E.; Boyd, G.A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Breed, W.S. (USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Environmental Analysis)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Scalable Cook?Off Models Using Real?Time In Situ Measurements  

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Scalable thermal runaway models for cook?off of energetic materials (EMs) require realistic temperature? and pressure?dependent chemical reaction rates. The Sandia Instrumented Thermal Ignition apparatus was developed to provide in situ small?scale test data that address this model requirement. Spatially and temporally resolved internal temperature measurements have provided new insight into the energetic reactions occurring in PBX 9501 LX?10?2 and PBXN?109. The data have shown previously postulated reaction steps to be incorrect and suggest previously unknown reaction steps. Model adjustments based on these data have resulted in better predictions at a range of scales.

M. J. Kaneshige; A. M. Renlund; R. G. Schmitt; W. W. Erikson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of scalable cook-off models using real-time in situ measurements.  

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Scalable thermal runaway models for cook-off of energetic materials (EMs) require realistic temperature- and pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. The Sandia Instrumented Thermal Ignition apparatus was developed to provide in situ small-scale test data that address this model requirement. Spatially and temporally resolved internal temperature measurements have provided new insight into the energetic reactions occurring in PBX 9501, LX-10-2, and PBXN-109. The data have shown previously postulated reaction steps to be incorrect and suggest previously unknown reaction steps. Model adjustments based on these data have resulted in better predictions at a range of scales.

Schmitt, Robert Gerard; Renlund, Anita Mariana; Erikson, William Wilding; Kaneshige, Michael Jiro

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy modeling of photovoltaic thermal systems with corrugated unglazed transpired solar collectors Part 1: Model development and validation  

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Abstract Building-integrated photovoltaicthermal (BIPV/T) systems with unglazed transpired solar collectors (UTCs) can provide a key solution for on-site electricity and thermal energy generation. Although the energy saving potential of this technology is significant, no systematic thermal analysis model has been developed for optimal system design and integration with building operation. This paper is the first of two companion papers focused on modeling and performance analysis of BIPV/T systems with UTC. In Part 1, energy models are presented for two configurations: UTC only and UTC with PV panels, to predict the cavity exit air temperature and plate surface temperature with weather (incident solar radiation, ambient air temperature, dew point temperature and wind speed) and design (airflow rate or suction velocity and geometry) parameters used as inputs. Nusselt number and effectiveness correlations, representing both the exterior and interior convective heat transfer processes, have been obtained from experimentally validated, three-dimensional, Reynolds-Averaged NavierStokes (RANS), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, using high resolution grids and the ReNormalization Group Methods k? (RNG k?) turbulence closure model. The energy models were validated with measurements in an outdoor test-facility. Good agreement was observed between the model prediction and the experimental data, with the root mean square error (RMSE) being within 1C for the UTC-only model and within 2C for the model of UTC with PV modules. In the companion paper, Part 2, the effects of important parameters on system performance are demonstrated based on information from the literature and simulations using CFD and energy models. The optimal geometry is investigated for both configurations and the performance curves, under different levels of solar radiation, wind speed and suction velocity, are presented to provide guidelines for system design.

Siwei Li; Panagiota Karava; Sam Currie; William E. Lin; Eric Savory

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a single-layer Nb3Sn common coil dipole model  

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A high-field dipole magnet based on the common coil design was developed at Fermilab for a future Very Large Hadron Collider. A short model of this magnet with a design field of 11 T in two 40-mm apertures is being fabricated using the react-and-wind technique. In order to study and optimize the magnet design two 165-mm long mechanical models were assembled and tested. A technological model consisting of magnet straight section and ends was also fabricated in order to check the tooling and the winding and assembly procedures. This paper describes the design and technology of the common coil dipole magnet and summarizes the status of short model fabrication.The results of the mechanical model tests and comparison with FE mechanical analysis are also presented.

Igor Novitski et al.

2002-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an Abaqus *HYPERFOAM Model for M9747 (4003047) Cellular Silicone Foam  

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This report documents work done to develop an Abaqus *HYPERFOAM hyperelastic model for M9747 (4003047) cellular silicone foam for use in quasi-static analyses at ambient temperature. Experimental data, from acceptance tests for 'Pad A' conducted at the Kansas City Plant (KCP), was used to calibrate the model. The data includes gap (relative displacement) and load measurements from three locations on the pad. Thirteen sets of data, from pads with different serial numbers, were provided. The thirty-nine gap-load curves were extracted from the thirteen supplied Excel spreadsheets and analyzed, and from those thirty-nine one set of data, representing a qualitative mean, was chosen to calibrate the model. The data was converted from gap and load to nominal (engineering) strain and nominal stress in order to implement it in Abaqus. Strain computations required initial pad thickness estimates. An Abaqus model of a right-circular cylinder was used to evaluate and calibrate the *HYPERFOAM model.

Siranosian, Antranik A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stevens, R. Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Receptor models: development and testing of such models has moved from the research domain into application to practical problems  

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Air pollution authorities use models to develop optimal control strategies for air pollutants. According to the traditional approach, emissions inventories for various sources are used as inputs for plume, box, or grid models to predict ambient concentrations of total suspended particulate matter (TSP), SO/sub 2/, or other air pollutants. These methods, however, are inadequate for many purposes today and will be even less useful for many future needs. Even if dispersion models were accurate, the source emissions inventories upon which they rely are not. Source emission inventories, especially for sources equipped with pollution controls, usually do not include contributions from fugitive process emissions and dust. Furthermore, air quality standards are beginning to require knowledge of source of particles in certain size ranges, particles bearing certain toxic substances, or particles that have a special role in problems such as visibility degradation or climate modification.

Gordon, G.E.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete element modeling of rock deformation, fracture network development and permeability evolution under hydraulic stimulation  

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Key challenges associated with the EGS reservoir development include the ability to reliably predict hydraulic fracturing and the deformation of natural fractures as well as estimating permeability evolution of the fracture network with time. We have developed a physics-based rock deformation and fracture propagation simulator by coupling a discrete element model (DEM) for fracturing with a network flow model. In DEM model, solid rock is represented by a network of discrete elements (often referred as particles) connected by various types of mechanical bonds such as springs, elastic beams or bonds that have more complex properties (such as stress-dependent elastic constants). Fracturing is represented explicitly as broken bonds (microcracks), which form and coalesce into macroscopic fractures when external and internal load is applied. The natural fractures are represented by a series of connected line segments. Mechanical bonds that intersect with such line segments are removed from the DEM model. A network flow model using conjugate lattice to the DEM network is developed and coupled with the DEM. The fluid pressure gradient exerts forces on individual elements of the DEM network, which therefore deforms the mechanical bonds and breaks them if the deformation reaches a prescribed threshold value. Such deformation/fracturing in turn changes the permeability of the flow network, which again changes the evolution of fluid pressure, intimately coupling the two processes. The intimate coupling between fracturing/deformation of fracture networks and fluid flow makes the meso-scale DEM- network flow simulations necessary in order to accurately evaluate the permeability evolution, as these methods have substantial advantages over conventional continuum mechanical models of elastic rock deformation. The challenges that must be overcome to simulate EGS reservoir stimulation, preliminary results, progress to date and near future research directions and opportunities will be discussed. Methodology for coupling the DEM model with continuum flow and heat transport models will also be discussed.

Shouchun Deng; Robert Podgorney; Hai Huang

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Contaminan t Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development  

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Impacts of Contaminan t Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development Impacts of Contaminan t Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development Title Impacts of Contaminan t Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6114E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Sherman, Max H., and Erin L. Hult Journal Atmospheric Environment Volume 72 Start Page 41 Pagination 41-49 Date Published 01/2013 Keywords Buffering capacity, formaldehyde, moisture Abstract A first-order, lumped capacitance model is used to describe the buffering of airborne chemical species by building materials and furnishings in the indoor environment. The model is applied to describe the interaction between formaldehyde in building materials and the concentration of the species in the indoor air. Storage buffering can decrease the effect of ventilation on the indoor concentration, compared to the inverse dependence of indoor concentration on the air exchange rate that is consistent with a constant emission rate source. If the exposure time of an occupant is long relative to the time scale of depletion of the compound from the storage medium, however, the total exposure will depend inversely on the air exchange rate. This lumped capacitance model is also applied to moisture buffering in the indoor environment, which occurs over much shorter depletion timescales of the order of days. This model provides a framework to interpret the impact of storage buffering on time-varying concentrations of chemical species and resulting occupant exposure. Pseudo-steady state behavior is validated using field measurements. Model behavior over longer times is consistent with formaldehyde and moisture concentration measurements in previous studies.

262

Behavioural modelling and simulation for heterogeneous design applied to aerospace inertial microinstrumentation development  

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The extended use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in the development of new microinstrumentation for aerospatial applications, which combine extreme sensitivity, accuracy and compactness, introduced the need to simplify their design process in ... Keywords: UML, VHDL-AMS, behavioral modeling, design methodology, distributed architecture, smart inertial sensors

B. Lorente; R. Aragons; J. Oliver; C. Ferrer

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Recommendations for Development of Resilience-Based State-and-Transition Models D. D. Briske,1  

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Forum Recommendations for Development of Resilience-Based State-and-Transition Models D. D. Briske of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, 2138 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA; 2, University of Nevada­Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA; and 4 Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA-NRCS, West

264

Development of validated QSPR models for impact sensitivity of nitroaliphatic compounds  

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1 Development of validated QSPR models for impact sensitivity of nitroaliphatic compounds Vinca des Interfaces et Modélisation pour l'Energie, CNRS UMR-7575, Chimie ParisTech, 11 rue P. et M. Curie substances is not realistic (for reasons of time, costs or ethics in case of tests on animals). Thus

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

265

Development of the Great Lakes Ice-circulation Model (GLIM): Application to Lake Erie in 20032004  

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due to strong cooling and wind mixing. Prediction of the lake's ice extent (i.e., ice coverDevelopment of the Great Lakes Ice-circulation Model (GLIM): Application to Lake Erie in 2003: Received 4 May 2009 Accepted 30 November 2009 Communicated by Dr. Ram Yerubandi Index words: Coupled Ice

266

Development of a Data Driven Dynamic Model for a Plasma Etching Reactor Michael Nikolaoua)  

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uniformity) to variations in input parameters (such as radio-frequency (rf) power, flow rate, dc bias, and energy balance equations inside a high-frequency, high-intensity electric field. Realistic simulation91 Development of a Data Driven Dynamic Model for a Plasma Etching Reactor Michael Nikolaoua

Nikolaou, Michael

267

Material Modeling and Development of a Realistic Dummy Testing Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury  

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Material Modeling and Development of a Realistic Dummy Head for Testing Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury S. G. M. Hossain1, C. A. Nelson1, T. Boulet2, M. Arnoult2, L. Zhang2, A. Holmberg2, J. Hein occurrence rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI) ­ 1.4 million people in US per year ­ 50,000 deaths ­ 235

Farritor, Shane

268

A general model for effects of temperature on ectotherm ontogenetic growth and development  

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...earlier model for allocation of energy and biomass to growth on endotherms...new biomass and Q sto is energy stored in new biomass. To incorporate effects...and E d are the activation energies for biomass accumulation rate and development...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Towards a homogeneous characterization of the model-driven web development methodologies  

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In recent years a large number of Model-Driven Web development approaches have been designed and are being applied with success in real environments. However, as new ones are frequently emerging in this changing time, authors have to change and update ... Keywords: measurement, software quality, web engineering methodologies

F. J. Domnguez-Mayo, M. J. Escalona, M. Mejas, M. Ross, G. Staples

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Development of a Water Management Model for the Metropolitan Water District (NW Tucson)  

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, bathtubs, washing machines and dishwashers. Outdoor water usage includes: turf and drip irrigation, pools the water use the most and that people would actually change are deemed conservation parameters. WhileDevelopment of a Water Management Model for the Metropolitan Water District (NW Tucson) Amy Lynn

Fay, Noah

271

Modeling the Logistics Performance in Developing Countries: An exploratory study of Moroccan context  

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1 Modeling the Logistics Performance in Developing Countries: An exploratory study of Moroccan to raise their levels of logistics performance. This article is a research progress; it presents, Technological Practices, Supply Chain performance, Morocco. 1. INTRODUCTION: Logistic in Morocco is still

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

272

Function Test Framework for Testing IO-Blocks in a Model-Based Rapid Prototyping Development  

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still lie in the responsibility of testing engineers. The paper is structured as follows. In section 2 Environment for Embedded Control Applications Stefan Pitzek1 and Peter Puschner1 1Institut f¨ur Technische of a model-based rapid-prototyping development environment for distributed embedded control applications

273

Development and Validation of an Advanced Stimulation Prediction Model for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)  

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Project objectives: Develop a true 3D hydro-thermal fracturing and proppant flow/transport simulator that is particularly suited for EGS reservoir creation. Perform laboratory scale model tests of hydraulic fracturing and proppant flow/transport using a polyaxial loading device, and use the laboratory results to test and validate the 3D simulator.

274

Development of pipe deterioration models for water distribution systems using EPR  

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Development of pipe deterioration models for water distribution systems using EPR L. Berardi, O diameter D, Dclass Equivalent diameter of the pipe class DSS Decision support system EPR Evolutionary polynomial regression ES Matrix of exponents of EPR input variables f, g Functions selected by user

Fernandez, Thomas

275

Title: Development of Statistical and Data Drive Models to Predict Flares for Space Weather Predictions  

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D and civilian assets in both space and ground. The current state of predictability of solar flares is basedTitle: Development of Statistical and Data Drive Models to Predict Solar Flares for Space Weather Collaborator: Dr. K. S. Balasubramaniam, Air Force Research Laboratory Summary: Solar flares impact Do

Johnson, Eric E.

276

Model based methodology development for energy recovery in flash heat exchange systems  

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Model based methodology development for energy recovery in flash heat exchange systems Problem of energy efficiency in process operations. Where heat exchange is required between two streams and where with a condensing heat exchanger can be used when heat exchange is required between two streams and where at least

McCarthy, John E.

277

JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Fact Sheet)  

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The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local (usually state) level. First developed by NREL's Wind Powering America program to model wind energy jobs and impacts, JEDI has been expanded to biofuels, concentrating solar power, coal, and natural gas power plants. Based on project-specific and default inputs (derived from industry norms), JEDI estimates the number of jobs and economic impacts to a local area (usually a state) that could reasonably be supported by a power generation project. For example, JEDI estimates the number of in-state construction jobs from a new wind farm. This fact sheet provides an overview of the JEDI model as it pertains to wind energy projects.

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2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Instrumentation development for multi-dimensional two-phase flow modeling  

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A multi-faceted instrumentation approach is described which has played a significant role in obtaining fundamental data for two-phase flow model development. This experimental work supports the development of a three-dimensional, two-fluid, four field computational analysis capability. The goal of this development is to utilize mechanistic models and fundamental understanding rather than rely on empirical correlations to describe the interactions in two-phase flows. The four fields (two dispersed and two continuous) provide a means for predicting the flow topology and the local variables over the full range of flow regimes. The fidelity of the model development can be verified by comparisons of the three-dimensional predictions with local measurements of the flow variables. Both invasive and non-invasive instrumentation techniques and their strengths and limitations are discussed. A critical aspect of this instrumentation development has been the use of a low pressure/temperature modeling fluid (R-134a) in a vertical duct which permits full optical access to visualize the flow fields in all two-phase flow regimes. The modeling fluid accurately simulates boiling steam-water systems. Particular attention is focused on the use of a gamma densitometer to obtain line-averaged and cross-sectional averaged void fractions. Hot-film anemometer probes provide data on local void fraction, interfacial frequency, bubble and droplet size, as well as information on the behavior of the liquid-vapor interface in annular flows. A laser Doppler velocimeter is used to measure the velocity of liquid-vapor interfaces in bubbly, slug and annular flows. Flow visualization techniques are also used to obtain a qualitative understanding of the two-phase flow structure, and to obtain supporting quantitative data on bubble size. Examples of data obtained with these various measurement methods are shown.

Kirouac, G.J.; Trabold, T.A.; Vassallo, P.F.; Moore, W.E.; Kumar, R. [Lockheed Martin Corp., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Hot-gas cleanup system model development. Volume I. Final report  

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This two-volume report summarizes the state of the art in performance modeling of advanced high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) gas cleanup devices. Volume I contains the culmination of the research effort carried over the past 12 months and is a summary of research achievements. Volume II is the user's manual for the computer programs developed under the present research project. In this volume, Section 2 presents background information on pressurized, fluidized-bed combustion concepts, a description of the role of the advanced gas cleanup systems, and a list of advanced gas cleanup systems that are currently in development under DOE sponsorship. Section 3 describes the methodology for the software architecture that forms the basis of the well-disciplined and structured computer programs developed under the present project. Section 4 reviews the fundamental theories that are important in analyzing the cleanup performance of HTHP gas filters. Section 5 discusses the effect of alkali agents in HTHP gas cleanup. Section 6 evaluates the advanced HTHP gas cleanup models based on their mathematical integrity, availability of supporting data, and the likelihood of commercialization. As a result of the evaluation procedure detailed in Section 6, five performance models were chosen to be incorporated into the overall system simulation code, ASPEN. These five models (the electrocyclone, ceramic bag filter, moving granular bed filter, electrostatic granular bed filter, and electrostatic precipitator) are described in Section 7. The method of cost projection for these five models is discussed in Section 8. The supporting data and validation of the computer codes are presented in Section 9, and finally the conclusions and recommendations for the HTHP gas cleanup system model development are given in Section 10. 72 references, 19 figures, 25 tables.

Ushimaru, K.; Bennett, A.; Bekowies, P.J.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Development of a Hydrodynamic and Transport model of Bellingham Bay in Support of Nearshore Habitat Restoration  

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In this study, a hydrodynamic model based on the unstructured-grid finite volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM) was developed for Bellingham Bay, Washington. The model simulates water surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity in a three-dimensional domain that covers the entire Bellingham Bay and adjacent water bodies, including Lummi Bay, Samish Bay, Padilla Bay, and Rosario Strait. The model was developed using Pacific Northwest National Laboratorys high-resolution Puget Sound and Northwest Straits circulation and transport model. A sub-model grid for Bellingham Bay and adjacent coastal waters was extracted from the Puget Sound model and refined in Bellingham Bay using bathymetric light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and river channel cross-section data. The model uses tides, river inflows, and meteorological inputs to predict water surface elevations, currents, salinity, and temperature. A tidal open boundary condition was specified using standard National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predictions. Temperature and salinity open boundary conditions were specified based on observed data. Meteorological forcing (wind, solar radiation, and net surface heat flux) was obtained from NOAA real observations and National Center for Environmental Prediction North American Regional Analysis outputs. The model was run in parallel with 48 cores using a time step of 2.5 seconds. It took 18 hours of cpu time to complete 26 days of simulation. The model was calibrated with oceanographic field data for the period of 6/1/2009 to 6/26/2009. These data were collected specifically for the purpose of model development and calibration. They include time series of water-surface elevation, currents, temperature, and salinity as well as temperature and salinity profiles during instrument deployment and retrieval. Comparisons between model predictions and field observations show an overall reasonable agreement in both temporal and spatial scales. Comparisons of root mean square error values for surface elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity time series are 0.11 m, 0.10 m/s, 1.28oC, and 1.91 ppt, respectively. The model was able to reproduce the salinity and temperature stratifications inside Bellingham Bay. Wetting and drying processes in tidal flats in Bellingham Bay, Samish Bay, and Padilla Bay were also successfully simulated. Both model results and observed data indicated that water surface elevations inside Bellingham Bay are highly correlated to tides. Circulation inside the bay is weak and complex and is affected by various forcing mechanisms, including tides, winds, freshwater inflows, and other local forcing factors. The Bellingham Bay model solution was successfully linked to the NOAA oil spill trajectory simulation model General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME). Overall, the Bellingham Bay model has been calibrated reasonably well and can be used to provide detailed hydrodynamic information in the bay and adjacent water bodies. While there is room for further improvement with more available data, the calibrated hydrodynamic model provides useful hydrodynamic information in Bellingham Bay and can be used to support sediment transport and water quality modeling as well as assist in the design of nearshore restoration scenarios.

Wang, Taiping; Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang

2010-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Models of Mathematics Curriculum Development in Egypt Fayez M. Mina, MA PhD C.Math FIMA  

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417 Models of Mathematics Curriculum Development in Egypt Fayez M. Mina, MA PhD C.Math FIMA, Roxy, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt fmmina@link.com.eg Abstract The need for developing mathematics curricula was clarified. Models of mathematics curriculum development in Egypt were identified as

Spagnolo, Filippo

282

Use of Federated Object Modeling to Develop a Macro-System Model for the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program; Preprint  

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DOE is working on changing transportation fuel to hydrogen. To assist in that effort, we are developing a macro-system model that will link existing or developmental component models together.

Ruth, M. F.; Vanderveen, K. B.; Sa, T. J.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Development of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea  

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This paper presents the development and application of a housing performance evaluation model for multi-family residential buildings in Korea. This model is intended to encourage initiatives toward achieving better housing performance and to support a homebuyer's decision-making on housing comparison and selection. Forty-one objective and feasible housing performance indicators, which were selected from the review of existing evaluation models and interviews with experts, are classified into a series of categories. The weights of each category and indicator are calculated by using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) analysis, and a weight is converted into credit. Next, the performance grades are divided into four levels, and evaluation criteria are suggested based on statutory performance value or the one frequently met in practice. Finally, the evaluation program and the application procedure are established through the field case study. This model can be used for objective and practical evaluation and comparison of residential housing alternatives.

Sun-Sook Kim; In-Ho Yang; Myoung-Souk Yeo; Kwang-Woo Kim

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Bringing Automated Model Checking to PLC Program Development - A CERN Case Study  

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Verification of critical software is a high priority but a challenging task for industrial control systems. Model checking appears to be an appropriate approach for this purpose. However, this technique is not widely used in industry yet, due to some obstacles. The main obstacles encountered when trying to apply formal verification techniques at industrial installations are the difficulty of creating models out of PLC programs and defining formally the specification requirements. In addition, models produced out of real-life programs have a huge state space, thus preventing the verification due to performance issues. Our work at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) focuses on developing efficient automatic verification methods for industrial critical installations based on PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) control systems. In this paper, we present a tool generating automatically formal models out of PLC code. The tool implements a general methodology which can support several input languages, ...

Fernandez Adiego, B; Tournier, J-C; Blanco Vinuela, E; Gonzalez Suarez, V M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Integrated Process Model Development and Systems Analyses for the LIFE Power Plant  

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We have developed an integrated process model (IPM) for a Laser Inertial Fusion-Fission Energy (LIFE) power plant. The model includes cost and performance algorithms for the major subsystems of the plant, including the laser, fusion target fabrication and injection, fusion-fission chamber (including the tritium and fission fuel blankets), heat transfer and power conversion systems, and other balance of plant systems. The model has been developed in Visual Basic with an Excel spreadsheet user interface in order to allow experts in various aspects of the design to easily integrate their individual modules and provide a convenient, widely accessible platform for conducting the system studies. Subsystem modules vary in level of complexity; some are based on top-down scaling from fission power plant costs (for example, electric plant equipment), while others are bottom-up models based on conceptual designs being developed by LLNL (for example, the fusion-fission chamber and laser systems). The IPM is being used to evaluate design trade-offs, do design optimization, and conduct sensitivity analyses to identify high-leverage areas for R&D. We describe key aspects of the IPM and report on the results of our systems analyses. Designs are compared and evaluated as a function of key design variables such as fusion target yield and pulse repetition rate.

Meier, W R; Anklam, T; Abbott, R; Erlandson, A; Halsey, W; Miles, R; Simon, A J

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

Development of a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for bisphenol A in pregnant mice  

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a weakly estrogenic monomer used to produce polymers for food contact and other applications, so there is potential for oral exposure of humans to trace amounts via ingestion. To date, no physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model has been located for BPA in pregnant mice with or without fetuses. An estimate by a mathematical model is essential since information on humans is difficult to obtain experimentally. The PBPK model was constructed based on the pharmacokinetic data of our experiment following single oral administration of BPA to pregnant mice. The risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) on the development of human offspring is an important issue. There have been limited data on the exposure level of human fetuses to BPA (e.g. BPA concentration in cord blood) and no information is available on the pharmacokinetics of BPA in humans with or without fetuses. In the present study, we developed a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model describing the pharmacokinetics of BPA in a pregnant mouse with the prospect of future extrapolation to humans. The PBPK model was constructed based on the pharmacokinetic data of an experiment we executed on pregnant mice following single oral administration of BPA. The model could describe the rapid transfer of BPA through the placenta to the fetus and the slow disappearance from fetuses. The simulated time courses after three-time repeated oral administrations of BPA by the constructed model fitted well with the experimental data, and the simulation for the 10 times lower dose was also consistent with the experiment. This suggested that the PBPK model for BPA in pregnant mice was successfully verified and is highly promising for extrapolation to humans who are expected to be exposed more chronically to lower doses.

Kawamoto, Yuko; Matsuyama, Wakoto; Wada, Masahiro; Hishikawa, Junko; Chan, Melissa Pui Ling; Nakayama, Aki [Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Urban and Environmental Engineering, 4 Kyotodaigaku Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto, 615-8540 (Japan); Morisawa, Shinsuke [Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Urban and Environmental Engineering, 4 Kyotodaigaku Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto, 615-8540 (Japan)], E-mail: shi-mori@risk.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

287

Experimental and computational investigation of end-milling and development of a simulation model describing the machining process  

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1 Experimental and computational investigation of end-milling and development of a simulation model simulation model, which allows the selection of optimum cutting conditions in end-milling processes, taking

Aristomenis, Antoniadis

288

Development and validation of a two-phase, three-dimensional model for PEM fuel cells.  

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The objectives of this presentation are: (1) To develop and validate a two-phase, three-dimensional transport modelfor simulating PEM fuel cell performance under a wide range of operating conditions; (2) To apply the validated PEM fuel cell model to improve fundamental understanding of key phenomena involved and to identify rate-limiting steps and develop recommendations for improvements so as to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell technology; (3) The validated PEMFC model can be employed to improve and optimize PEM fuel cell operation. Consequently, the project helps: (i) address the technical barriers on performance, cost, and durability; and (ii) achieve DOE's near-term technical targets on performance, cost, and durability in automotive and stationary applications.

Chen, Ken Shuang

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Development of a sustainable business model for a third sector organisation in achieving business excellence  

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The aim of this study is to develop a sustainable business model for a third sector organisation (TSO) in order to be self-reliant and achieve business excellence. This study was carried out through extensive literature review, a comprehensive case study which is supplemented by analysing the case TSO's internal documents, discussions and interviews with its core staff. The study proposes a mixed business model which is driven by both social and economic values. Three strands of 'convergence business ideas' were suggested and 12 factors toolbox was developed. This study supports the need for reform in TSO's funding portfolios, government support in TSO's capacity building in order for the TSOs to be able to actualise the transformation and need for diversification and internationalisation of their existing services.

Adekunle Sabitu Oyegoke

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Development of Kinetics and Mathematical Models for High Pressure Gasification of Lignite-Switchgrass Blends  

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Kinetics and Mathematical Kinetics and Mathematical Models for High Pressure Gasification of Lignite-Switchgrass Blends Background Significant progress has been made in recent years in controlling emissions resulting from coal-fired electricity generation in the United States through the research, development, and deployment of innovative technologies such as gasification. Gasification is a process that converts solid feedstocks such as coal, biomass, or blends

291

A Comparison of Clustering Methods for Developing Models of User Interest  

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of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Frank M. Shipman Committee Members, Richard Furuta Takashi Yamauchi Head of Department, Valerie Taylor May 2011 Major Subject: Computer Science iii ABSTRACT A Comparison... of Clustering Methods for Developing Models of User Interest. (May 2011) Prasanth Ganta, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Chair of Advisory Committee: Prof. Frank Shipman For open-ended information tasks, users must sift through many...

Ganta, Prasanth

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

292

Developing a change-point principal component predictive model for energy use in a supermarket  

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of the Thanksgiving Day. On these days , the store opens fewer than 18 hours. The store has a typical supermarket electrical consumption pattern (2). The estimated distribution of the peak demand of the electrical systems is: refrigeration cases and compressors... on heat recovery from the refrigeration system and, therefore, does not consume electricity; however the COP of the refrigeration system increases as the ambient temperature decreases. Hence, it is desirable to develop a more general change point model...

Chen, Lu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

293

Wax phase equilibria: developing a thermodynamic model using a systematic approach  

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Reservoir hydrocarbon fluids contain heavy paraffins that may form solid phases of wax at low temperatures. Problems associated with wax formation and deposition are a major concern in production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids. The industry has directed considerable efforts towards generating reliable experimental data and developing thermodynamic models for estimating the wax phase boundary. The cloud point temperature, i.e. the wax appearance temperature (WAT) is commonly measured in laboratories and traditionally used in developing and/or validating wax models. However, the WAT is not necessarily an equilibrium point, and its value can depend on experimental procedures. Furthermore, when determining the wax phase boundary at pipeline conditions, the common practice is to measure the wax phase boundary at atmospheric pressure, then apply the results to real pipeline pressure conditions. However, neglecting the effect of pressure and associated fluid thermophysical/compositional changes can lead to unreliable results. In this paper, a new thermodynamic model for wax is proposed and validated against wax disappearance temperature (WDT) data for a number of binary and multi-component systems. The required thermodynamic properties of pure n-paraffins are first estimated, and then a new approach for describing wax solids, based on the UNIQUAC equation, is described. Finally, the impact of pressure on wax phase equilibria is addressed. The newly developed model demonstrates good reliability for describing solids behaviour in hydrocarbon systems. Furthermore, the model is capable of predicting the amount of wax precipitated and its composition. The predictions compare well with independent experimental data, demonstrating the reliability of the thermodynamic approach.

Hong-Yan Ji; Bahman Tohidi; Ali Danesh; Adrian C Todd

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

On the transferability of three water models developed by adaptive force matching  

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Water is perhaps the most simulated liquid. Recently three water models have been developed following the adaptive force matching (AFM) method that provides excellent predictions of water properties with only electronic structure information as a reference. Compared to many other electronic structure based force fields that rely on fairly sophisticated energy expressions, the AFM water models use point-charge based energy expressions that are supported by most popular molecular dynamics packages. An outstanding question regarding simple force fields is whether such force fields provide reasonable transferability outside of their conditions of parameterization. A survey of three AFM water models, B3LYPD-4F, BLYPSP-4F, and WAIL are provided for simulations under conditions ranging from the melting point up to the critical point. By including ice-Ih configurations in the training set, the WAIL potential predicts the melting temperate, TM, of ice-Ih correctly. Without training for ice, BLYPSP-4F underestimates TM...

Hu, Hongyi; Wang, Feng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

A service-oriented modeling and simulation framework for rapid development of distributed applications  

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The paper presents a service-oriented distributed modeling and simulation framework that supports the development and evaluation of large scale distributed systems such as network-centric and system-of-systems applications. The distinct features of the framework include a modeling and specification language, dynamic model checking for completeness and consistency, automated code generation from the specification, simulation of different architectures with a template-based platform builder, service-oriented multi-agent simulation for easy re-configuration and re-composition, formal policy specification and enforcement for dynamic verification, and dynamic analyses for evaluation and monitoring. The framework and most of the tools reported in this paper have been implemented and applied in several industrial projects. This paper presents the design principles, user interfaces, its runtime infrastructure, and the experiment results on its performance.

W.T. Tsai; Chun Fan; Yinong Chen; Ray Paul

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

The development of an integrated model for assessing sustainability of complex systems  

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Currently, there are numerous indicators (single and composite) for measuring impacts in the three pillars, though current thinking emphasises the need for system thinking rather than the reductionist concept of pillars. Most existing indices/methods measure single aspects of sustainability and the more integrated indicators are aimed at national or global level assessments. A review of existing indicators, methods and models within the context of complex system sustainability showed that no single existing index, method or model was able to assess sustainability of complex systems. Most fail to account for complex system characteristics, such as system dynamics, interconnections and interdependencies of system components, a system's ability to learn and remember, emergence of novel behaviours, co-evolution, etc. This paper presents the methodology used to develop a new model for assessing sustainability of complex systems based on risk.

Gayathri Babarenda Gamage; Carol Boyle; Ron McDowall

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Development of a natural gas systems analysis model (GSAM). Annual report, July 1996--July 1997  

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The objective of GSAM development is to create a comprehensive, non-proprietary, microcomputer model of the North American natural gas system. GSAM explicitly evaluates the key components of the system, including the resource base, exploration and development practices, extraction technology performance and costs, project economics, transportation costs and restrictions, storage, and end-use. The primary focus is the detailed characterization of the resource base at the reservoir and subreservoir level. This disaggregation allows direct evaluation of alternative extraction technologies based on discretely estimated, individual well productivity, required investments, and associated operating costs. GSAM`s design allows users to evaluate complex interactions of current and alternative future technology and policy initiatives as they directly impact the gas market. GSAM development has been ongoing for the past five years. Key activities completed during the past year are described.

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1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

298

User Acceptance of Health Information Technology (HIT) in Developing Countries: A Conceptual Model  

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Abstract Health Information Technology (HIT) has the potential to improve the quality, efficiency, outcomes, patient safety and reduce the cost of healthcare. But HIT systems are not widely available, and even if available are not properly utilized. This paper reviewed some available HIT systems in order to have an idea on their availability. Also works on acceptance of HIT systems were reviewed so as to understand the level of research done in the area. The problems identified from this work include lack of availability of these systems especially in developing countries, insufficient works on user acceptance of HIT systems, etc. These limitations can be overcome when researchers study the factors that will affect the user acceptance of these systems, and then consider the factors while developing the systems. Finally, a conceptual model of HIT acceptance in developing countries is proposed.

Abd Rahman Ahlan; Barroon Ismaeel Ahmad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodology to develop monthly energy use models from utility billing data for seasonally scheduled buildings: application to schools  

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Day-types for Whole Building Electric Energy Use ( in W/ft*) for SES in FY93 . 60 7. 2 The C Values and Their Corresponding CV Values for Proposed Model for Sims . 66 7. 3 Monthly Data from Proposed Model for Sims for FY93 67 7. 4 Monthly Data... from Proposed Model for Sims for FY95 &, FY96 68 7. 5 Monthly Data from the 3P-mean Model for Sims for FY95 & FY96 70 7. 6 Daily Model Development for Ten Primary and Secondary Schools in Texas . 73 7. 7 Monthly Model Development for Ten Primary...

Wang, Wenyan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Land Model Version 3.0 (CLM3.0) Developer's Guide  

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This document describes the guidelines adopted for software development of the Community Land Model (CLM) and serves as a reference to the entire code base of the released version of the model. The version of the code described here is Version 3.0 which was released in the summer of 2004. This document, the Community Land Model Version 3.0 (CLM3.0) User's Guide (Vertenstein et al., 2004), the Technical Description of the Community Land Model (CLM) (Oleson et al., 2004), and the Community Land Model's Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (CLM-DGVM): Technical Description and User's Guide (Levis et al., 2004) provide the developer, user, or researcher with details of implementation, instructions for using the model, a scientific description of the model, and a scientific description of the Dynamic Global Vegetation Model integrated with CLM respectively. The CLM is a single column (snow-soil-vegetation) biogeophysical model of the land surface which can be run serially (on a laptop or personal computer) or in parallel (using distributed or shared memory processors or both) on both vector and scalar computer architectures. Written in Fortran 90, CLM can be run offline (i.e., run in isolation using stored atmospheric forcing data), coupled to an atmospheric model (e.g., the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM)), or coupled to a climate system model (e.g., the Community Climate System Model Version 3 (CCSM3)) through a flux coupler (e.g., Coupler 6 (CPL6)). When coupled, CLM exchanges fluxes of energy, water, and momentum with the atmosphere. The horizontal land surface heterogeneity is represented by a nested subgrid hierarchy composed of gridcells, landunits, columns, and plant functional types (PFTs). This hierarchical representation is reflected in the data structures used by the model code. Biophysical processes are simulated for each subgrid unit (landunit, column, and PFT) independently, and prognostic variables are maintained for each subgrid unit. Vertical heterogeneity is represented by a single vegetation layer, 10 layers for soil, and up to five layers for snow, depending on the snow depth. For computational efficiency, gridcells are grouped into ''clumps'' which are divided in cyclic fashion among distributed memory processors. Additional parallel performance is obtained by distributing clumps of gridcells across shared memory processors on computer platforms that support hybrid Message Passing Interface (MPI)/OpenMP operation. Significant modifications to the source code have been made over the last year to support efficient operation on newer vector architectures, specifically the Earth Simulator in Japan and the Cray X1 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Homan et al., 2004). These code modifications resulted in performance improvements even on the scalar architectures widely used for running CLM presently. To better support vectorized processing in the code, subgrid units (columns and PFTs) are grouped into ''filters'' based on their process-specific categorization. For example, filters (vectors of integers) referring to all snow, non-snow, lake, non-lake, and soil covered columns and PFTs within each clump are built and maintained when the model is run. Many loops within the scientific subroutines use these filters to indirectly address the process-appropriate subgrid units.

Hoffman, FM

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of Moist and Radiative Processes in Highly Parallel Atmospheric General Circulation Models: Validation and Development  

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Research on designing an integrated moist process parameterization package was carried. This work began with a study that coupled an ensemble of cloud models to a boundary layer model to examine the feasibility of such a methodology for linking boundary layer and cumulus parameterization schemes. The approach proved feasible, prompting research to design and evaluate a coupled parameterization package for GCMS. This research contributed to the development of an Integrated Cumulus Ensemble-Turbulence (ICET) parameterization package. This package incorporates a higher-order turbulence boundary layer that feeds information concerning updraft properties and the variances of temperature and water vapor to the cloud parameterizations. The cumulus ensemble model has been developed, and initial sensitivity tests have been performed in the single column model (SCM) version of CCM2. It is currently being coupled to a convective wake/gust front model. The major function of the convective wake/gust front model is to simulate the partitioning of the boundary layer into disturbed and undisturbed regions. A second function of this model is to predict the nonlinear enhancement of surface to air sensible heat and moisture fluxes that occur in convective regimes due to correlations between winds and anomalously cold, dry air from downdrafts in the gust front region. The third function of the convective wake/gust front model is to predict the amount of undisturbed boundary layer air lifted by the leading edge of the wake and the height to which this air is lifted. The development of the wake/gust front model has been completed, and it has done well in initial testing as a stand-alone component. The current task, to be completed by the end of the funding period, is to tie the wake model to a cumulus ensemble model and to install both components into the single column model version of CCM3 for evaluation. Another area of parametrization research has been focused on the representation of cloud radiative properties. An examination of the CCM2 simulation characteristics indicated that many surface temperature and warm land precipitation problems were linked to deficiencies in the specification of cloud optical properties, which allowed too much shortwave radiation to reach the surface. In-cloud liquid water path was statically specified in the CCM2 using a "prescribed, meridionally and height varying, but time independent, cloud liquid water density profile, which was analytically determined from a meridionally specified liquid water scale height. Single-column model integrations were conducted to explore alternative formulations for the cloud liquid water path diagnostic, converging on an approach that employs a similar, but state-dependent technique for determining in-cloud liquid water concentration. The new formulation, results in significant improvements to both the top-of- atmosphere and surface energy budgets. In particular, when this scheme is incorporated in the three-dimensional GCM, simulated July surface temperature biases are substantially reduced, where summer precipitation over the northern hemisphere continents, as well as precipitation rates over most all warm land areas, is more consistent with observations". This improved parameterization has been incorporated in the CCM3.

Frank, William M.; Hack, James J.; Kiehl, Jeffrey T.

1997-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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A general approach to develop reduced order models for simulation of solid oxide fuel cell stacks  

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A reduced order modeling approach based on response surface techniques was developed for solid oxide fuel cell stacks. This approach creates a numerical model that can quickly compute desired performance variables of interest for a stack based on its input parameter set. The approach carefully samples the multidimensional design space based on the input parameter ranges, evaluates a detailed stack model at each of the sampled points, and performs regression for selected performance variables of interest to determine the responsive surfaces. After error analysis to ensure that sufficient accuracy is established for the response surfaces, they are then implemented in a calculator module for system-level studies. The benefit of this modeling approach is that it is sufficiently fast for integration with system modeling software and simulation of fuel cell-based power systems while still providing high fidelity information about the internal distributions of key variables. This paper describes the sampling, regression, sensitivity, error, and principal component analyses to identify the applicable methods for simulating a planar fuel cell stack.

Pan, Wenxiao; Bao, Jie; Lo, Chaomei; Lai, Canhai; Agarwal, Khushbu; Koeppel, Brian J.; Khaleel, Mohammad A.

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Simplified Probabilistic Risk Assessment Model for Seismic Initiating Event  

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ABSTRACT This paper discusses a simplified method to evaluate seismic risk using a methodology built on dividing the seismic intensity spectrum into multiple discrete bins. The seismic probabilistic risk assessment model uses Nuclear Regulatory Commissions (NRCs) full power Standardized Plant Analysis Risk (SPAR) model as the starting point for development. The seismic PRA models are integrated with their respective internal events at-power SPAR model. This is accomplished by combining the modified system fault trees from the full power SPAR model with seismic event tree logic. The peak ground acceleration is divided into five bins. The g-value for each bin is estimated using the geometric mean of lower and upper values of that particular bin and the associated frequency for each bin is estimated by taking the difference between upper and lower values of that bin. The components fragilities are calculated for each bin using the plant data, if available, or generic values of median peak ground acceleration and uncertainty values for the components. For human reliability analysis (HRA), the SPAR HRA (SPAR-H) method is used which requires the analysts to complete relatively straight forward worksheets that include the performance shaping factors (PSFs). The results are then used to estimate human error probabilities (HEPs) of interest. This work is expected to improve the NRCs ability to include seismic hazards in risk assessments for operational events in support of the reactor oversight program (e.g., significance determination process).

S. Khericha; R. Buell; S. Sancaktar; M. Gonzalez; F. Ferrante

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient failure of zircaloy cladding: State-of-the-art study and model development: Final report  

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A state of the art study of transient failure of zircaloy reveals that a wide range of failure models exist, and their use in fuel analysis depends upon the type of application. Licensing analyses, for example, employ highly simplified criteria that depict cladding rupture in terms of a single response variable, usually the nominal circumferential stress, as function of temperature; while fuel behavior analyses use more detailed models with varying levels of sophistication. Some of these models, however, are ill-suited for detailed fuel rod analysis computer codes because of their dependence on case-specific parameters; others are limited in their utility because of inherent deficiencies in their theoretical treatment of the phenomena involved. Based on this study, a new zircaloy transient failure model is developed that takes account of the important variables involved in transient phenomena, namely, heating rate, strain rate, temperature, true stress, true strain, and prior condition of the cladding material. The model is particularly suited for detailed fuel rod analysis and thus was implemented in the FREY code.

Rashid, Y.R.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Composite Non-Electrostatic Surface Complexation Model Describing Plutonium Sorption to Aluminosilicates  

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Due to their ubiquity in nature and chemical reactivity, aluminosilicate minerals play an important role in retarding actinide subsurface migration. However, very few studies have examined Pu interaction with clay minerals in sufficient detail to produce a credible mechanistic model of its behavior. In this work, Pu(IV) and Pu(V) interactions with silica, gibbsite (Aloxide), and Na-montmorillonite (smectite clay) were examined as a function of time and pH. Sorption of Pu(IV) and Pu(V) to gibbsite and silica increased with pH (4 to 10). The Pu(V) sorption edge shifted to lower pH values over time and approached that of Pu(IV). This behavior is apparently due to surface mediated reduction of Pu(V) to Pu(IV). Surface complexation constants describing Pu(IV)/Pu(V) sorption to aluminol and silanol groups were developed from the silica and gibbsite sorption experiments and applied to the montmorillonite dataset. The model provided an acceptable fit to the montmorillonite sorption data for Pu(V). In order to accurately predict Pu(IV) sorption to montmorillonite, the model required inclusion of ion exchange. The objective of this work is to measure the sorption of Pu(IV) and Pu(V) to silica, gibbsite, and smectite (montmorillonite). Aluminosilicate minerals are ubiquitous at the Nevada National Security Site and improving our understanding of Pu sorption to aluminosilicates (smectite clays in particular) is essential to the accurate prediction of Pu transport rates. These data will improve the mechanistic approach for modeling the hydrologic source term (HST) and provide sorption Kd parameters for use in CAU models. In both alluvium and tuff, aluminosilicates have been found to play a dominant role in the radionuclide retardation because their abundance is typically more than an order of magnitude greater than other potential sorbing minerals such as iron and manganese oxides (e.g. Vaniman et al., 1996). The sorption database used in recent HST models (Carle et al., 2006) and upscaled for use in CAU models (Stoller-Navarro, 2008) includes surface complexation constants for U, Am, Eu, Np and Pu (Zavarin and Bruton, 2004). Generally, between 15 to 30 datasets were used to develop the constants for each radionuclide. However, the constants that describe Pu sorption to aluminosilicates were developed using only 10 datasets, most of which did not specify the oxidation state of Pu in the experiment. Without knowledge or control of the Pu oxidation state, a high degree of uncertainty is introduced into the model. The existing Pu surface complexation model (e.g. Zavarin and Bruton, 2004) drastically underestimates Pu sorption and, thus, will overestimate Pu migration rates (Turner, 1995). Recent HST simulations at Cambric (Carle et al., 2006) suggest that the existing surface complexation model may underpredict Pu K{sub d}s by as much as 3 orders of magnitude. In order to improve HST and CAU-scale transport models (and, as a result, reduce the conservative nature Pu migration estimates), sorption experiments were performed over a range of solution conditions that brackets the groundwater chemistry of the Nevada National Security Site. The aluminosilicates examined were gibbsite, silica, and montmorillonite.

Powell, B A; Kersting, A; Zavarin, M; Zhao, P

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and verification of simplified prediction models for enhanced oil recovery applications. CO/sub 2/ (miscible flood) predictive model. Final report  

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A screening model for CO/sub 2/ miscible flooding has been developed consisting of a reservoir model for oil rate and recovery and an economic model. The reservoir model includes the effects of viscous fingering, reservoir heterogeneity, gravity segregation and areal sweep. The economic model includes methods to calculate various profitability indices, the windfall profits tax, and provides for CO/sub 2/ recycle. The model is applicable to secondary or tertiary floods, and to solvent slug or WAG processes. The model does not require detailed oil-CO/sub 2/ PVT data for execution, and is limited to five-spot patterns. A pattern schedule may be specified to allow economic calculations for an entire project to be made. Models of similar architecture have been developed for steam drive, in-situ combustion, surfactant-polymer flooding, polymer flooding and waterflooding. 36 references, 41 figures, 4 tables.

Paul, G.W.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing decision support tools for rangeland management by combining state and transition models and Bayesian belief networks  

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Developing decision support tools for rangeland management by combining state and transition models 2008 Keywords: Rangeland management State and transition model Queensland Bayesian belief network Adaptive management Decision support a b s t r a c t State and transition models provide a simple

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Development of an IEEE 802.11s Simulation Model for I. Alocci, S. Murphy, A. Nafaa, J. Murphy  

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Development of an IEEE 802.11s Simulation Model for QualNet* I. Alocci, S. Murphy, A. Nafaa, J. Ivano.Alocci@ucd.ie Abstract In this work, an initial variant of an 802.11s simulation model concern. To satisfy this need, then, a simulation model of some of the 802.11s capabilities has been

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Assessment and enhancement of decision-making models used for the pre-development stages of office developments in turkey  

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who pays and who benefits (Graaskamp, 1991a). The basic requisites for real estate development are to be able to predetermine the needs of a community and to have a project available when it is wanted (Saft, 1990). Real estate development..., and at the right time (Saft, 1990). Identifying a product that the market lacks is 14 the key issue affecting the success of a project, and finding that niche is the developers key challenge (Peiser, 1992). Finding a niche in the market requires creativity...

Civan, Isilay

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a receptor model for efficient in silico screening of HIV-1 integrase inhibitors  

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Abstract Integrase (IN) is a key viral enzyme for the replication of the type-1 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), and as such constitutes a relevant therapeutic target for the development of anti-HIV agents. However, the lack of crystallographic data of HIV IN complexed with the corresponding viral DNA has historically hindered the application of modern structure-based drug design techniques to the discovery of new potent IN inhibitors (INIs). Consequently, the development and validation of reliable HIV IN structural models that may be useful for the screening of large databases of chemical compounds is of particular interest. In this study, four HIV-1 IN homology models were evaluated respect to their capability to predict the inhibition potency of a training set comprising 36 previously reported \\{INIs\\} with IC50 values in the low nanomolar to the high micromolar range. Also, 9 inactive structurally related compounds were included in this training set. In addition, a crystallographic structure of the IN-DNA complex corresponding to the prototype foamy virus (PFV) was also evaluated as structural model for the screening of inhibitors. The applicability of high throughput screening techniques, such as blind and ligand-guided exhaustive rigid docking was assessed. The receptor models were also refined by molecular dynamics and clustering techniques to assess protein sidechain flexibility and solvent effect on inhibitor binding. Among the studied models, we conclude that the one derived from the X-ray structure of the PFV integrase exhibited the best performance to rank the potencies of the compounds in the training set, with the predictive power being further improved by explicitly modeling five water molecules within the catalytic side of IN. Also, accounting for protein sidechain flexibility enhanced the prediction of inhibition potencies among the studied compounds. Finally, an interaction fingerprint pattern was established for the fast identification of potent IN inhibitors. In conclusion, we report an exhaustively validated receptor model if IN that is useful for the efficient screening of large chemical compounds databases in the search of potent HIV-1 IN inhibitors.

Mario A. Quevedo; Sergio R. Ribone; Margarita C. Brin; Wim Dehaen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of regression models to predict monthly heating demand for residential buildings  

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The present research work concerns development of regression models to predict the monthly heating demand for single-family residential sector in temperate climates, with the aim to be used by architects or design engineers as support tools in the very first stage of their projects in finding efficiently energetic solutions. Another interest to use such simplified models is to make it possible a very quick parametric study in order to optimize the building structure versus environmental or economic criteria. All the energy prediction models were based on an extended database obtained by dynamic simulations for 16 major cities of France. The inputs for the regression models are the building shape factor, the building envelope U-value, the window to floor area ratio, the building time constant and the climate which is defined as function of the sol-air temperature and heating set-point. If the neural network (NN) methods could give precise representations in predicting energy use, with the advantage that they are capable of adjusting themselves to unexpected pattern changes in the incoming data, the multiple regression analysis was also found to be an efficient method, nevertheless with the requirement that an extended database should be used for the regression. The validation is probably the most important level when trying to find prediction models, so 270 different scenarios are analysed in this research work for different inputs of the models. It has been established that the energy equations obtained can do predictions quite well, a maximum deviation between the predicted and the simulated is noticed to be 5.1% for Nice climate, with an average error of 2%. In this paper, we also show that is possible to predict the building heating demand even for more complex scenarios, when the construction is adjacent to non-heated spaces, basements or roof attics.

Tiberiu Catalina; Joseph Virgone; Eric Blanco

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of virtual-labs based on complex Modelica models using VirtualLabBuilder  

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The feasibility of implementing virtual-labs based on complex Modelica models is demonstrated. To this end, the design and implementation of the following three virtual-labs is discussed: 1) a virtual-lab of a double-pipe heat exchanger, which is a useful tool for control education; 2) a virtual-lab describing the thermodynamic behaviour of the solar house, which is based on a complex Modelica model developed by other authors; 3) the virtual-lab of a drum-type washing machine, which is an industrial application useful as design aid. The graphical user interface has been implemented by using the VirtualLabBuilder library, which can be freely downloaded from http:/ /www.euclides.dia.uned.es.

Carla Martin-Villalba; Felix Martinez; Alfonso Urquia; Sebastian Dormido

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Source characterization and modeling development for monoenergetic-proton radiography experiments on OMEGA  

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A monoenergetic proton source has been characterized and a modeling tool developed for proton radiography experiments at the OMEGA [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Comm. 133, 495 (1997)] laser facility. Multiple diagnostics were fielded to measure global isotropy levels in proton fluence and images of the proton source itself provided information on local uniformity relevant to proton radiography experiments. Global fluence uniformity was assessed by multiple yield diagnostics and deviations were calculated to be {approx}16% and {approx}26% of the mean for DD and D{sup 3}He fusion protons, respectively. From individual fluence images, it was found that the angular frequencies of Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 50 rad{sup -1} contributed less than a few percent to local nonuniformity levels. A model was constructed using the Geant4 [S. Agostinelli et al., Nuc. Inst. Meth. A 506, 250 (2003)] framework to simulate proton radiography experiments. The simulation implements realistic source parameters and various target geometries. The model was benchmarked with the radiographs of cold-matter targets to within experimental accuracy. To validate the use of this code, the cold-matter approximation for the scattering of fusion protons in plasma is discussed using a typical laser-foil experiment as an example case. It is shown that an analytic cold-matter approximation is accurate to within Less-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 10% of the analytic plasma model in the example scenario.

Manuel, M. J.-E.; Zylstra, A. B.; Rinderknecht, H. G.; Casey, D. T.; Rosenberg, M. J.; Sinenian, N.; Li, C. K.; Frenje, J. A.; Seguin, F. H.; Petrasso, R. D. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Development and Loads Analysis of a Wind Turbine on a Floating Offshore Tension Leg Platform  

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This report presents results of the analysis of a 5-MW wind turbine located on a floating offshore tension leg platform (TLP) that was conducted using the fully coupled time-domain aero-hydro-servo-elastic design code FAST with AeroDyn and HydroDyn. Models in this code are of greater fidelity than most of the models that have been used to analyze floating turbines in the past--which have neglected important hydrodynamic and mooring system effects. The report provides a description of the development process of a TLP model, which is a modified version of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology design derived from a parametric linear frequency-domain optimization process. An extensive loads and stability analysis for ultimate and fatigue loads according to the procedure of the International Electrotechnical Commission offshore wind turbine design standard was performed with the verified TLP model. Response statistics, extreme event tables, fatigue lifetimes, and selected time histories of design-driving extreme events are analyzed and presented. Loads for the wind turbine on the TLP are compared to those of an equivalent land-based turbine in terms of load ratios. Major instabilities for the TLP are identified and described.

Matha, D.; Fischer, T.; Kuhn, M.; Jonkman, J.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent developments of the cascade-exciton model of nuclear reactions  

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Recent developments of the Cascade-Exciton Model (CEM) of nuclear reactions are described. The improved cascade-exciton model as implemented in the code CEM97 differs from the CEM95 version by incorporating new approximations for the elementary cross sections used in the cascade, using more precise values for nuclear masses and pairing energies, using corrected systematics for the level-density parameters, and several other refinements. We have improved algorithms used in many subroutines, decreasing the computing time by up to a factor of 6 for heavy targets. We describe a number of further improvements and changes to CEM97, motivated by new data on isotope production measured at GSI. This leads us to CEM2k, a new version of the CEM code. CEM2k has a longer cascade stage, less preequilibrium emission, and evaporation from more highly excited compound nuclei compared to earlier versions. CEM2k also has other improvements and allows us to better model neutron, radionuclide, and gas production in ATW spallation targets. The increased accuracy and predictive power of the code CEM2k are shown by several examples. Further necessary work is outlined. KEYWORDS: Intranuclear cascade, preequilibrium, evaporation, and fission reactions, Monte Carlo simulations, cascade-exciton model, particle spectra, spallation and fission cross sections, GSI data

Mashnik, S. G. (Stepan G.); Sierk, A. J. (Arnold J.)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an in vitro model for migration inhibitory factor utilizing a component of cobra venom  

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of Committee~ Head of Depar me j'7 c Member Membe May 1976 ABSTRACT Development of an In Vitro Model for Migration Inhibitory Factor Utilizing a Component of Cobra Venon. May (1976) Lee James Carmack, B. S. , Texas ASM University; Chairman of Advisory... of fractions eluted from the ion exchange column 2 Effects of whole cobra venom (CV), dialyzed cobra venom (OCV), Arvin, and Venacil on migration of normal mouse peritoneal exudate cells in cell culture 3 Effects on migration of normal mouse peritoneal...

Carmack, Lee James

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of Aggregated Models for Thermostatic Controlled Loads with Demand Response  

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Demand response is playing an increasingly important role in smart grid research and technologies being examined in recently undertaken demonstration projects. The behavior of load as it is affected by various load control strategies is important to understanding the degree to which different classes of end-use load can contribute to demand response programs at various times. This paper focuses on developing aggregated control models for a population of thermostatically controlled loads. The effects of demand response on the load population dynamics are investigated.

Kalsi, Karanjit; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Fuller, Jason C.; Lu, Shuai; Chassin, David P.

2012-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Habitat Suitability Index Model for the Sage Sparrow on the Hanford Site  

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Mitigation threshold guidelines for the Hanford Site are based on habitat requirements of the sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli) and only apply to areas with a mature sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) overstory and a native understory. The sage sparrow habitat requirements are based on literature values and are not specific to the Hanford Site. To refine these guidelines for the Site, a multi-year study was undertaken to quantify habitat characteristics of sage sparrow territories. These characteristics were then used to develop a habitat suitability index (HSI) model which can be used to estimate the habitat value of specific locations on the Site.

Duberstein, Corey A.; Simmons, Mary Ann; Sackschewsky, Michael R.; Becker, James M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed (Phase III) Part I Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Model [LRGFCM] RiverWare Model Development  

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..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 FIGURE 17. Correlations for Del Rio and La Mesa Drain s ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 F I G U R E 18. Correl a t i o n s for East and Montoy a Dr ain... was developed using an ARIMA time-series transfer function analysis of the relationship between diversion from the Mesilla Dam and flow in the Del Rio, La Mesa, East, and Montoya Drains. ? The RiverWare physical model was constructed based on the reach...

Tillery, Sue; Sheng, Zhuping; King, J. Phillip; Creel, Bobby; Brown, Christopher; Michelsen, Ari; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Granados, Alfredo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of microbial-enzyme-mediated decomposition model parameters through steady-state and dynamic analyses  

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We developed a Microbial-ENzyme-mediated Decomposition (MEND) model, based on the Michaelis-Menten kinetics, that describes the dynamics of physically defined pools of soil organic matter (SOC). These include particulate, mineral-associated, dissolved organic matter (POC, MOC, and DOC, respectively), microbial biomass, and associated exoenzymes. The ranges and/or distributions of parameters were determined by both analytical steady-state and dynamic analyses with SOC data from the literature. We used an improved multi-objective parameter sensitivity analysis (MOPSA) to identify the most important parameters for the full model: maintenance of microbial biomass, turnover and synthesis of enzymes, and carbon use efficiency (CUE). The model predicted an increase of 2 C (baseline temperature =12 C) caused the pools of POC-Cellulose, MOC, and total SOC to increase with dynamic CUE and decrease with constant CUE, as indicated by the 50% confidence intervals. Regardless of dynamic or constant CUE, the pool sizes of POC, MOC, and total SOC varied from 8% to 8% under +2 C. The scenario analysis using a single parameter set indicates that higher temperature with dynamic CUE might result in greater net increases in both POC-Cellulose and MOC pools. Different dynamics of various SOC pools reflected the catalytic functions of specific enzymes targeting specific substrates and the interactions between microbes, enzymes, and SOC. With the feasible parameter values estimated in this study, models incorporating fundamental principles of microbial-enzyme dynamics can lead to simulation results qualitatively different from traditional models with fast/slow/passive pools.

Wang, Gangsheng [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Mayes, Melanie [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing the next-generation climate system models: challenges and achievements  

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...need to evolve further into Earth system models. This is also immensely challenging...physical climate models to full Earth system models, through the incorporation...living organisms into climate (Earth) system models. Theoretical bases for modelling...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a randomized 3D cell model for Monte Carlo microdosimetry simulations  

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Purpose: The objective of the current work was to develop an algorithm for growing a macroscopic tumor volume from individual randomized quasi-realistic cells. The major physical and chemical components of the cell need to be modeled. It is intended to import the tumor volume into GEANT4 (and potentially other Monte Carlo packages) to simulate ionization events within the cell regions. Methods: A MATLAB Copyright-Sign code was developed to produce a tumor coordinate system consisting of individual ellipsoidal cells randomized in their spatial coordinates, sizes, and rotations. An eigenvalue method using a mathematical equation to represent individual cells was used to detect overlapping cells. GEANT4 code was then developed to import the coordinate system into GEANT4 and populate it with individual cells of varying sizes and composed of the membrane, cytoplasm, reticulum, nucleus, and nucleolus. Each region is composed of chemically realistic materials. Results: The in-house developed MATLAB Copyright-Sign code was able to grow semi-realistic cell distributions ({approx}2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 8} cells in 1 cm{sup 3}) in under 36 h. The cell distribution can be used in any number of Monte Carlo particle tracking toolkits including GEANT4, which has been demonstrated in this work. Conclusions: Using the cell distribution and GEANT4, the authors were able to simulate ionization events in the individual cell components resulting from 80 keV gamma radiation (the code is applicable to other particles and a wide range of energies). This virtual microdosimetry tool will allow for a more complete picture of cell damage to be developed.

Douglass, Michael; Bezak, Eva; Penfold, Scott [School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide 5005, South Australia (Australia) and Department of Medical Physics, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, South Australia (Australia)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing new theoretical models of the formation of atomic collision cascades and subcascades in irradiated solids  

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A new theoretical model is developed for the investigation of atomic collision cascades and subcascades in irradiated solids consisting of atoms of a single type. The model is based on an analytical description of the elastic collisions between moving atoms knocked out of the crystal lattice sites and the immobile atoms of the lattice. The description is based on the linear kinetic Boltzmann equation describing the retardation of primary recoil atoms (PRAs) in irradiated solids. The laws of conservation for the total number and the kinetic energy of moving atoms, which follow from the kinetic Boltzmann equation, are analyzed using the proposed model. An analytical solution is obtained for the stationary kinetic Boltzmann equation, which describes the retardation of PRAs for a given source responsible for their production. A kinetic equation for the moving atoms and the corresponding laws of conservation are also analyzed with allowance for the binding energy of atoms at the crystal lattice sites. A criterion for determining the threshold energy of subcascade formation in irradiated solids is formulated. Based on this criterion, the threshold energy of subcascade formation is calculated using the Thomas-Fermi potential. Formulas are presented for determining the mean size and number of subcascades formed in a solid as functions of the PRA energy.

Metelkin, E. V.; Ryazanov, A. I., E-mail: ryazanoff@comail.ru; Semenov, E. V. [Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a model for predicting transient hydrogen venting in 55-gallon drums  

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Remote drum venting was performed on a population of unvented high activity drums (HAD) in the range of 63 to 435 plutonium equivalent Curies (PEC). These 55-gallon Transuranic (TRU) drums will eventually be shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). As a part of this process, the development of a calculational model was required to predict the transient hydrogen concentration response of the head space and polyethylene liner (if present) within the 55-gallon drum. The drum and liner were vented using a Remote Drum Venting System (RDVS) that provided a vent sampling path for measuring flammable hydrogen vapor concentrations and allow hydrogen to diffuse below lower flammability limit (LFL) concentrations. One key application of the model was to determine the transient behavior of hydrogen in the head space, within the liner, and the sensitivity to the number of holes made in the liner or number of filters. First-order differential mass transport equations were solved using Laplace transformations and numerically to verify the results. the Mathematica 6.0 computing tool was also used as a validation tool and for examining larger than two chamber systems. Results will be shown for a variety of configurations, including 85-gallon and 110-gallon overpack drums. The model was also validated against hydrogen vapor concentration assay measurements.

Apperson, Jason W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Clemmons, James S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garcia, Michael D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sur, John C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zhang, Duan Z [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Romero, Michael J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Engineering Model Cobra fiber positioners for the Subaru Telescope Prime Focus Spectrometer  

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The Cobra fiber positioner is being developed by the California Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) instrument that will be installed at the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. PFS is a fiber fed multi-object spectrometer that uses an array of Cobra fiber positioners to rapidly reconfigure 2394 optical fibers at the prime focus of the Subaru Telescope that are capable of positioning a fiber to within 5um of a specified target location. A single Cobra fiber positioner measures 7.7mm in diameter and is 115mm tall. The Cobra fiber positioner uses two piezo-electric rotary motors to move a fiber optic anywhere in a 9.5mm diameter patrol area. In preparation for full-scale production of 2550 Cobra positioners an Engineering Model (EM) version was developed, built and tested to validate the design, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve system reliability. The EM leveraged the previously developed prototype versions of the Cobra fiber posi...

Fisher, Charles; Braun, David; Seiffert, Michael; Aghazarian, Hrand; Partos, Eamon; King, Matthew; Hovland, Larry; Schwochert, Mark; Kaluzny, Joel; Capocasale, Christopher; Houck, Andrew; Gross, Johannes; Reiley, Dan; Mao, Peter; Riddle, Reed; Bui, Khanh; Henderson, David; Haran, Todd; Culhane, Rob; Piazza, Daniele; Walkama, Eric

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial development of environmental technologies for the automotive industry towards a new model of technological innovation  

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Economic importance of environmental issues is increasing, and new technologies are expected to reduce pollution derived both from productive processes and products, with costs that are still unknown. Until now, there is still little knowledge concerning the process of technological innovation in this field. What does exist is outdated due to rapid change in technology. In this paper, we analyse the development of Zinc Air Fuel Cells (ZAFC) and their transfer from research laboratories to large mass production. ZAFC are a new ''environmental technology'', proved to have a commercial value, that can be used for building Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV). Although ZAFC performances are higher than traditional lead-acid batteries ones, difficulties in funding ZAFC engineering and ''moving'' them from laboratories to production caused some years delay in their diffusion. On the basis of this ''paradigmatic'' case, we argue that existing economic and organisational literature concerning technological innovation is not able to fully explain steps followed in developing environmental technologies. Existing models mainly consider adoption problems as due to market uncertainty, weak appropriability regime, lack of a dominant design, and difficulties in reconfiguring organisational routines. Additionally, the following aspects play a fundamental role in developing environmental technologies, pointing out how technological trajectories depend both on exogenous market conditions and endogenous firm competencies: 1. regulations concerning introduction of ZEV ''create'' market demand and business development for new technologies; they impose constraints that can be met only by segmenting transportation market at each stage of technology development; 2. each stage of technology development requires alternative forms of division and coordination of innovative labour; upstream and downstream industries are involved in new forms of inter-firm relationships, causing a reconfiguration of product architecture and reducing effects of path dependency; 3. product differentiation increases firm capabilities to plan at the same time technology introduction and customer selection, while meeting requirements concerning ''network externalities''; 4. it is necessary to find and/or create alternative funding sources for each research, development and design stage of the new technologies. From this discussion, we will draw some conclusions and issues for further researches concerning government policy and firms' strategies for sustaining the process of technological innovation and transfer.

Woodrow W. Clark II; Emilio Paolucci

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2015 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Challenges Students to Develop Innovative Hydrogen Fueling Station Business and Financing Models  

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The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced the 11th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest, which will challenge student teams to develop business and financing models for hydrogen fueling stations. Registration for the Contest is open until January 16, 2015.

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Development of a general purpose subgrid wall boiling model from improved physical understanding for use in computational fluid dynamics  

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Advanced modeling capabilities were developed for application to subcooled flow boiling through this work. The target was to introduce, and demonstrate, all necessary mechanisms required to accurately predict the temperature ...

Gilman, Lindsey Anne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Validation of an In Vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model to Test the Antibacterial Efficacy of Antibiotic Polymer Conjugates.  

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...Rights Reserved. 2014 research-article Development and Validation of an In Vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model to Test the Antibacterial Efficacy of Antibiotic Polymer Conjugates. Ernest A. Azzopardi 1 2 * Elaine L. Ferguson 1 David W. Thomas...

Ernest A. Azzopardi; Elaine L. Ferguson; David W. Thomas

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of analytical and numerical models predicting the deposition rate of electrically charged particles in turbulent channel flows  

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An analytical model is established to predict an electrostatically charged particle deposition as a function of particle size in fully-developed turbulent pipe flow. The convectivediffusion flux equation is solved for the particle concentration as a...

Ko, Hanseo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Urbanism: Vision and Planning Process Through an Examination of Two Model Neighborhood Developments  

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Planning and Sustainable Development. European Planningthe Issue of Sustainable Development? The Case of HammarbyContradictions of Sustainable Development. Journal of the

Kasioumi, Eirini

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an uncoupled, viscoplastic constitutive model for cyclic plasticity of Hastelloy-X at high temperature  

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNCOUPLED, VISCOPLASTIC CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR CYCLIC PLASTICITY OF HASTELLOY-X AT HIGH TEMPERATURE A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1983 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNCOUPLED, VISCOPLASTIC CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR CYCLIC PLASTICITY OF HASTELLOY-X AT HIGH TEMPERATURE A Thesis by SHIK HUNG YUEN Approved as to style and content by...

Yuen, Shik Hung

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of design factors for heat-strengthened and tempered glass based on the glass failure prediction model  

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN FACTORS FOR HEAT-STRENGTHENED AND TEMPERED GLASS BASED ON THE GLASS FAILURE PREDICTION MODEL A Thesis by Timothy Andrew Oakes Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Decypber 199$ Major Subject: Civil Engineering THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN FACTORS FOR HEAT-STRENGTHENED AND TEMPERED GLASS BASED ON THE GLASS FAILURE PREDICTION MODEL A Thesis...

Oakes, Timothy Andrew

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data  

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LA-UR-11-01857 LA-UR-11-01857 Approved for public release; distribution I unlimited. Title: Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Authors: Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell Intended Use: Deliverable to SB-TS: Safety Basis Technical Services Los Alamos National Laboratory, an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, is operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC52- 06NA25396. By acceptance of this article, the publisher recognizes that the U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or to allow others to do so, for U.S.

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Development of a Model Specification for Performance MonitoringSystems for Commercial Buildings  

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The paper describes the development of a model specification for performance monitoring systems for commercial buildings. The specification focuses on four key aspects of performance monitoring: (1) performance metrics; (2) measurement system requirements; (3) data acquisition and archiving; and (4) data visualization and reporting. The aim is to assist building owners in specifying the extensions to their control systems that are required to provide building operators with the information needed to operate their buildings more efficiently and to provide automated diagnostic tools with the information required to detect and diagnose faults and problems that degrade energy performance. The paper reviews the potential benefits of performance monitoring, describes the specification guide and discusses briefly the ways in which it could be implemented. A prototype advanced visualization tool is also described, along with its application to performance monitoring. The paper concludes with a description of the ways in which the specification and the visualization tool are being disseminated and deployed.

Haves, Philip; Hitchcock, Robert J.; Gillespie, Kenneth L.; Brook, Martha; Shockman, Christine; Deringer, Joseph J.; Kinney,Kristopher L.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Urbanism: Vision and Planning Process Through an Examination of Two Model Neighborhood Developments  

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Sustainability, planning process, sustainable development,2011 Planning Processes for Sustainable Urbanism Hammarbybetween process and outcome in sustainable development is

Kasioumi, Eirini

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Sensing and Controls for Coal Gasification - Development of Model-Based Controls for GE's Gasifier and Syngas Cooler  

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This report summarizes the achievements and final results of this program. The objective of this program is to develop a comprehensive systems approach to integrated design of sensing and control systems for an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant, using advanced model-based techniques. In particular, this program is focused on the model-based sensing and control system design for the core gasification section of an IGCC plant. The overall approach consists of (i) developing a first-principles physics-based dynamic model of the gasification section, (ii) performing model-reduction where needed to derive low-order models suitable for controls analysis and design, (iii) developing a sensing system solution combining online sensors with model-based estimation for important process variables not measured directly, and (iv) optimizing the steady-state and transient operation of the plant for normal operation as well as for startup using model predictive controls (MPC). Initially, available process unit models were implemented in a common platform using Matlab/Simulink{reg_sign}, and appropriate model reduction and model updates were performed to obtain the overall gasification section dynamic model. Also, a set of sensor packages were developed through extensive lab testing and implemented in the Tampa Electric Company IGCC plant at Polk power station in 2009, to measure temperature and strain in the radiant syngas cooler (RSC). Plant operation data was also used to validate the overall gasification section model. The overall dynamic model was then used to develop a sensing solution including a set of online sensors coupled with model-based estimation using nonlinear extended Kalman filter (EKF). Its performance in terms of estimating key unmeasured variables like gasifier temperature, carbon conversion, etc., was studied through extensive simulations in the presence sensing errors (noise and bias) and modeling errors (e.g. unknown gasifier kinetics, RSC fouling). In parallel, an MPC solution was initially developed using ideal sensing to optimize the plant operation during startup pre-heating as well as steady state and transient operation under normal high-pressure conditions, e.g. part-load, base-load, load transition and fuel changes. The MPC simulation studies showed significant improvements both for startup pre-heating and for normal operation. Finally, the EKF and MPC solutions were coupled to achieve the integrated sensing and control solution and its performance was studied through extensive steady state and transient simulations in the presence of sensor and modeling errors. The results of each task in the program and overall conclusions are summarized in this final report.

Aditya Kumar

2010-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Chemical Model to Predict the Interactions between Supercritical CO2and Fluid, and Rocks in EGS Reservoirs  

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This project will develop a chemical model, based on existing models and databases, that is capable of simulating chemical reactions between supercritical (SC) CO2 and Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) reservoir rocks of various compositions in aqueous, non-aqueous and 2-phase environments.

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Development of advanced off-design models for supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles  

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In the search for increased efficiency of utility-scale electricity generation, Brayton cycles operating with supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO{sub 2}) have found considerable interest. There are two main advantages of a S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle compared to a Rankine cycle: 1) equal or greater thermal efficiencies can be realized using significantly smaller turbomachinery, and 2) heat rejection is not limited by the saturation temperature of the working fluid, which has the potential to reduce or completely eliminate the need for cooling water and instead allow dry cooling. While dry cooling is especially advantageous for power generation in arid climates, a reduction of water consumption in any location will be increasingly beneficial as tighter environmental regulations are enacted in the future. Because daily and seasonal weather variations may result in a plant operating away from its design point, models that are capable of predicting the off-design performance of S-CO{sub 2} power cycles are necessary for characterizing and evaluating cycle configurations and turbomachinery designs on an annual basis. To this end, an off-design model of a recuperated Brayton cycle was developed based on the radial turbomachinery currently being investigated by Sandia National Laboratory. (authors)

Dyreby, J. J.; Klein, S. A.; Nellis, G. F.; Reindl, D. T. [Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Solar Energy Laboratory, 1343 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model (GEM) for Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Applications  

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Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model with a photosynthesis-based scheme and still achieve dynamically consistent results. To demonstrate this transformative potential, the authors developed and coupled a photosynthesis, gas exchange­based surface evapotranspiration

Niyogi, Dev

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Development of a Two-Phase Model for the Hot Deformation of Highly-Alloyed Aluminum  

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Conventional processing methods for highly alloyed aluminum consist of ingot casting, followed by hot rolling and thermal treatments. Defects result in lost productivity and wasted energy through the need to remelt and reprocess the material. This research centers on developing a fundamental understanding for deformation of wrought 705X series alloys, a key alloy system used in structural airframe applications. The development of damage at grain boundaries is characterized through a novel test that provides initiation of failure while preserving a controlled deformation response. Data from these mechanical tests are linked to computer simulations of the hot rolling process through a critical measure of damage. Transmission electron microscopy provides fundamental insight into deformation at these high working temperatures, and--in a novel link between microscale and macroscale response--the evolution of microstructure (crystallographic orientation) provides feedback for tuning of friction in the hot rolling process. The key product of this research is a modeling framework for the analysis of industrial hot rolling.

A. J. Beaudoin; J. A. Dantzig; I. M. Robertson; B. E. Gore; S. F. Harnish; H. A. Padilla

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development Development  

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Programme 2007 - 2010 The aim of the Timber Development Programme (TDP) is "to contribute to the sustainable development to underpin sustainable forest management and support economic growth and employment acrossDevelopment Timber Development Programme 2007 - 2010 #12;2 | Timber Development Programme 2007

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Minipig and beagle animal model genomes aid species selection in pharmaceutical discovery and development  

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Improving drug attrition remains a challenge in pharmaceutical discovery and development. A major cause of early attrition is the demonstration of safety signals which can negate any therapeutic index previously established. Safety attrition needs to be put in context of clinical translation (i.e. human relevance) and is negatively impacted by differences between animal models and human. In order to minimize such an impact, an earlier assessment of pharmacological target homology across animal model species will enhance understanding of the context of animal safety signals and aid species selection during later regulatory toxicology studies. Here we sequenced the genomes of the Sus scrofa Gttingen minipig and the Canis familiaris beagle, two widely used animal species in regulatory safety studies. Comparative analyses of these new genomes with other key model organisms, namely mouse, rat, cynomolgus macaque, rhesus macaque, two related breeds (S. scrofa Duroc and C. familiaris boxer) and human reveal considerable variation in gene content. Key genes in toxicology and metabolism studies, such as the UGT2 family, CYP2D6, and SLCO1A2, displayed unique duplication patterns. Comparisons of 317 known human drug targets revealed surprising variation such as species-specific positive selection, duplication and higher occurrences of pseudogenized targets in beagle (41 genes) relative to minipig (19 genes). These data will facilitate the more effective use of animals in biomedical research. - Highlights: Genomes of the minipig and beagle dog, two species used in pharmaceutical studies. First systematic comparative genome analysis of human and six experimental animals. Key drug toxicology genes display unique duplication patterns across species. Comparison of 317 drug targets show species-specific evolutionary patterns.

Vamathevan, Jessica J., E-mail: jessica.j.vamathevan@gsk.com [Computational Biology, Quantitative Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage (United Kingdom); Hall, Matthew D.; Hasan, Samiul; Woollard, Peter M. [Computational Biology, Quantitative Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage (United Kingdom); Xu, Meng; Yang, Yulan; Li, Xin; Wang, Xiaoli [BGI-Shenzen, Shenzhen (China); Kenny, Steve [Safety Assessment, PTS, GlaxoSmithKline, Ware (United Kingdom); Brown, James R. [Computational Biology, Quantitative Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA (United States); Huxley-Jones, Julie [UK Platform Technology Sciences (PTS) Operations and Planning, PTS, GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage (United Kingdom); Lyon, Jon; Haselden, John [Safety Assessment, PTS, GlaxoSmithKline, Ware (United Kingdom); Min, Jiumeng [BGI-Shenzen, Shenzhen (China); Sanseau, Philippe [Computational Biology, Quantitative Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage (United Kingdom)

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Development of the prototype Munitions Case Moisture Meter, Model ORNL-1  

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There is a great need for a rapid and simple means of determining the moisture content in combustible cartridge case (ccc) munitions. Previous studies have demonstrated that accumulation of moisture in ccc rounds, such as the M829, leads to softening of the case wall and weakening of the adhesive joint. Moisture in the ccc can lead to incomplete combustion of the case upon firing the round. Currently, there are no facile methods for measuring the moisture content. A prototype portable meter for non-destructive and rapid estimation of moisture in ccc has been developed. The Munitions Case Moisture Meter Model ORNL-1 demonstrates the feasibility of developing an instrument based on the moisture dependence of dielectric properties, to measure moisture in ccc munitions in storage and in the field. These instruments are simple, inexpensive, lightweight, portable, low-power battery operated, and intrinsically safe. They provide nondestructive, noninvasive, and rapid measurements. Calibration data for the prototype are not available at this time. Therefore, calibration of the meter and the development of a scale reading directly moisture content in munitions rounds could not be completed. These data will be supplied by the US Army from its tests of the meter with actual munitions. However, experimental results on empty cccs in laboratory conditions demonstrate satisfactory performance of the instrument. Additional work is needed to bring the prototype to its optimum usefulness and accuracy for field measurements. This includes: Calibration of the meter scale with full-up munitions; Data and evaluation procedures to adjust the performance of the meter for different environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity; and Studies of the dielectric properties of moist ccc materials, as a function of frequency and temperature, are needed for adjustment of the meter for optimal performance.

Agouridis, D.C.; Gayle, T.M.; Griest, W.H.

1993-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the prototype Munitions Case Moisture Meter, Model ORNL-1. Final report  

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There is a great need for a rapid and simple means of determining the moisture content in combustible cartridge case (ccc) munitions. Previous studies have demonstrated that accumulation of moisture in ccc rounds, such as the M829, leads to softening of the case wall and weakening of the adhesive joint. Moisture in the ccc can lead to incomplete combustion of the case upon firing the round. Currently, there are no facile methods for measuring the moisture content. A prototype portable meter for non-destructive and rapid estimation of moisture in ccc has been developed. The Munitions Case Moisture Meter Model ORNL-1 demonstrates the feasibility of developing an instrument based on the moisture dependence of dielectric properties, to measure moisture in ccc munitions in storage and in the field. These instruments are simple, inexpensive, lightweight, portable, low-power battery operated, and intrinsically safe. They provide nondestructive, noninvasive, and rapid measurements. Calibration data for the prototype are not available at this time. Therefore, calibration of the meter and the development of a scale reading directly moisture content in munitions rounds could not be completed. These data will be supplied by the US Army from its tests of the meter with actual munitions. However, experimental results on empty cccs in laboratory conditions demonstrate satisfactory performance of the instrument. Additional work is needed to bring the prototype to its optimum usefulness and accuracy for field measurements. This includes: Calibration of the meter scale with full-up munitions; Data and evaluation procedures to adjust the performance of the meter for different environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity; and Studies of the dielectric properties of moist ccc materials, as a function of frequency and temperature, are needed for adjustment of the meter for optimal performance.

Agouridis, D.C.; Gayle, T.M.; Griest, W.H.

1993-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Online chemical modeling environment (OCHEM): web platform for data storage, model development and publishing of chemical information  

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The Online Chemical Modeling Environment is a unique platform on the Web that aims to automate ... typical steps required for QSAR modeling. The platform consists of two major subsystems: the database ... Our int...

I Sushko; AK Pandey; S Novotarskyi; R Krner; M Rupp; W Teetz

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Online chemical modeling environment (OCHEM): web platform for data storage, model development and publishing of chemical information  

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The Online Chemical Modeling Environment is a web-based platform that aims to automate and simplify the typical steps required for QSAR modeling. The platform consists of two major subsystems: the database ... in...

Iurii Sushko; Sergii Novotarskyi

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Aerosol Models for Radiative Flux Calculations at ARM Sites: Utility of Trajectory Clustering for Characterizing Aerosol Climatology  

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Development of Aerosol Models for Radiative Flux Development of Aerosol Models for Radiative Flux Calculations at ARM Sites: Utility of Trajectory Clustering for Characterizing Aerosol Climatology E. Andrews Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environment University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado E. Andrews, J. A. Ogren, P. J. Sheridan, and J. M. Harris Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Boulder, Colorado P. K. Quinn Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seattle, Washington Abstract The uncertainties associated with assumptions of generic aerosol properties in radiative transfer codes are unknown, which means that these uncertainties are frequently invoked when models and

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T.G. Hinton: Development of Research Tools and Modeling | Savannah...  

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of modeler experience and interpretation on model results. Relevant works Hinton, T. G., D. P. Coughlin, Y. Yi and L. C. Marsh. 2004. Low dose rate irradiation facility:...

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Development of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Modal Emissions and Fuel Consumption Model  

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that the diesel engines fuel consumption and emissions doEmissions and Fuel Consumption Model engine manufacturersEmissions and Fuel Consumption Model Connection to engine

Barth, Matthew; Younglove, Theodore; Scora, George

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of WTI and turbidity estimation model using SMA application to Kushiro Mire, eastern Hokkaido, Japan  

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A new water-turbidity index (WTI) based on multispectral images was developed and tested at Kushiro Mire, eastern Hokkaido, Japan. An algorithm for turbidity estimation was developed and applied to Landsat TM images to monitor the turbid water on the mire surface during the snow-melting season. We used spectral mixture analysis (SMA) to produce a turbidity estimation model. The SMA unmixes a mixed pixel determining the fractions due to each spectral end member. In this study, we used four end members (1, alder; 2, reed; 3, high-concentration turbid water (485 ppm); 4, low-concentration turbid water (10 ppm) measured in the test site. The WTI was determined by the following equation: WTI=amax/(amax+amin), where amax is abundance of high-concentration turbid water and amin is abundance of low-concentration turbid water. The end-member spectra of alder and reed were measured in the laboratory using specimens collected at the test site. The spectrum of turbid water was measured at the test sites. The relative abundance of each end member was estimated based on this spectral information using SMA. The same formula was applied to Landsat TM images. Then we applied the WTI equation to the end-member images to obtain a WTI map. In the mire wetland region, turbid water spreads under alder trees and reed grasses. To verify our turbidity estimation method based on WTI under these conditions, we constructed a small experimental wetland consisting of mixed stands of alder and reed. WTI was calculated from the mixed spectrum of this artificial wetland and the regression curve for the relation between WTI and the actual turbidity was determined (R2=.91). Finally, this regression equation was used to derive a turbidity map from the WTI image.

Satoshi Kameyama; Yoshiki Yamagata; Futoshi Nakamura; Masami Kaneko

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an integrated end-to-end TeraGrid climate modeling environment  

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The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a widely used community model for studying the climate system on the Earth. The CESM model is both data and computationally intensive, making it difficult for users to set up and run CESM simulations using local ... Keywords: CCSM, CESM, ESMF, Purdue CCSM portal, TeraGrid, climate model, earth system grid, metadata, science gateway

Lan Zhao; Carol X. Song; Christopher S. Thompson; Han Zhang; Madhavan Lakshminarayanan; Cecelia DeLuca; Sylvia Murphy; Kathy Saint; Don Middleton; Nathan Wilhelmi; Eric Nienhouse; Michael Burek

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of modified service failure mode and effects analysis model  

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One of the prominent techniques in the field of Total Quality Management (TQM) is Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). FMEA facilitates the recording of failures and analysing them to provide solutions for preventing their recurrence. During the early periods of FMEA evolution, there were two types namely Design FMEA and Process FMEA (PFMEA) in practice. In recent days, more types such as System FMEA, Service FMEA and Maintenance FMEA are being prescribed by the researchers. Meanwhile, a number of benefits of FMEA implementation have been reported. Yet, FMEA has not found its implementation in various fields. One among them is service field. This paper reports the examination of FMEA implementation in service industry. This direction of research led to the design of an improved model, named as 'Modified service FMEA'. Its implementation was examined in an Indian State Government owned passenger Transport Company. Despite certain practical hurdles, this exercise was successful in developing modified service FMEA table and pinpointing the seriousness of failures through the portrayal of Service Lost (SL) and Cost Lost (CL).

C. Jegadheesan; V.P. Arunachalam; S.R. Devadasan; P.S.S. Srinivasan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Morphology Development in Model Polyethylene via Two-Dimensional Correlation Analysis  

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Two-dimensional (2D) correlation analysis is applied to synchrotron X-ray scattering data to characterize morphological regimes during nonisothermal crystallization of a model ethylene copolymer (hydrogenated polybutadiene, HPBD). The 2D correlation patterns highlight relationships among multiple characteristics of structure evolution, particularly the extent to which separate features change simultaneously versus sequentially. By visualizing these relationships during cooling, evidence is obtained for two separate physical processes occurring in what is known as 'irreversible crystallization' in random ethylene copolymers. Initial growth of primarily lamellae into unconstrained melt ('primary-irreversible crystallization') is distinguished from subsequent secondary lamellae formation in the constrained, noncrystalline regions between the primary lamellae ('secondary-irreversible crystallization'). At successively lower temperatures ('reversible crystallization'), growth of the crystalline reflections is found to occur simultaneously with the change in shape of the amorphous halo, which is inconsistent with the formation of an additional phase. Rather, the synchronous character supports the view that growth of frustrated crystals distorts the adjacent noncrystalline material. Furthermore, heterocorrelation analysis of small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering data from the reversible crystallization regime reveals that the size of new crystals is consistent with fringed-micellar structures (9 nm). Thus, 2D correlation analysis provides new insights into morphology development in polymeric systems.

D Smirnova; J Kornfield; D Lohse

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Crash Prediction Model for Deer-Vehicle Collisions Neil DeZort  

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-Bozeman A report prepared for the WTI Undergraduate Research Experience Program April 28, 2010 #12;Developing

McGowen, Patrick

356

Model-Based Development of Distributed Embedded Systems by the Example of the Scicos/SynDEx Framework  

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The embedded systems engineering industry faces increasing demands for more functionality, rapidly evolving components, and shrinking schedules. Abilities to quickly adapt to changes, develop products with safe design, minimize project costs, and deliver timely are needed. Model-based development (MBD) follows a separation of concerns by abstracting systems with an appropriate intensity. MBD promises higher comprehension by modeling on several abstraction-levels, formal verification, and automated code generation. This thesis demonstrates MBD with the Scicos/SynDEx framework on a distributed embedded system. Scicos is a modeling and simulation environment for hybrid systems. SynDEx is a rapid prototyping integrated development environment for distributed systems. Performed examples implement well-known control algorithms on a target system containing several networked microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators. The addressed research question tackles the feasibility of MBD for medium-sized embedded systems. In ...

Fischer, Bernhard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Development and Validation of the 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for CANDU-6 Moderator Temperature Predictions  

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A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for predicting the moderator circulation inside the Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) reactor vessel has been developed to estimate the local subcooling of the moderator in the vicinity of the Calandria tubes. The buoyancy effect induced by internal heating is accounted for by Boussinesq approximation. The standard k-[curly epsilon] turbulence model associated with logarithmic wall treatment is applied to predict the turbulent jet flows from the inlet nozzles. The matrix of the Calandria tubes in the core region is simplified to porous media, in which anisotropic hydraulic impedance is modeled using an empirical correlation of the frictional pressure loss. The governing equations are solved by CFX-4.4, a commercial CFD code developed by AEA Technology. The CFD model has been successfully verified and validated against experimental data obtained at Stern Laboratories Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Yoon, Churl; Rhee, Bo Wook; Min, Byung-Joo [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)

2004-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Assimilation Tools for CO2 Reservoir Model Development A Review of Key Data Types, Analyses, and Selected Software  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has embarked on an initiative to develop world-class capabilities for performing experimental and computational analyses associated with geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to provide science-based solutions for helping to mitigate the adverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions. This Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) initiative currently has two primary focus areasadvanced experimental methods and computational analysis. The experimental methods focus area involves the development of new experimental capabilities, supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL) housed at PNNL, for quantifying mineral reaction kinetics with CO2 under high temperature and pressure (supercritical) conditions. The computational analysis focus area involves numerical simulation of coupled, multi-scale processes associated with CO2 sequestration in geologic media, and the development of software to facilitate building and parameterizing conceptual and numerical models of subsurface reservoirs that represent geologic repositories for injected CO2. This report describes work in support of the computational analysis focus area. The computational analysis focus area currently consists of several collaborative research projects. These are all geared towards the development and application of conceptual and numerical models for geologic sequestration of CO2. The software being developed for this focus area is referred to as the Geologic Sequestration Software Suite or GS3. A wiki-based software framework is being developed to support GS3. This report summarizes work performed in FY09 on one of the LDRD projects in the computational analysis focus area. The title of this project is Data Assimilation Tools for CO2 Reservoir Model Development. Some key objectives of this project in FY09 were to assess the current state-of-the-art in reservoir model development, the data types and analyses that need to be performed in order to develop and parameterize credible and robust reservoir simulation models, and to review existing software that is applicable to these analyses. This report describes this effort and highlights areas in which additional software development, wiki application extensions, or related GS3 infrastructure development may be warranted.

Rockhold, Mark L.; Sullivan, E. C.; Murray, Christopher J.; Last, George V.; Black, Gary D.

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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Traditional building simulation programs possess attributes that make them difficult to use for the design and analysis of building energy and control systems and for the support of model-based research and development of systems that may not already be implemented in these programs. This article presents characteristic features of such applications, and it shows how equation-based object-oriented modelling can meet requirements that arise in such applications. Next, the implementation of an open-source component model library for building energy systems is presented. The library has been developed using the equation-based object-oriented Modelica modelling language. Technical challenges of modelling and simulating such systems are discussed. Research needs are presented to make this technology accessible to user groups that have more stringent requirements with respect to the numerical robustness of simulation than a research community may have. Two examples are presented in which models from the here described library were used. The first example describes the design of a controller for a nonlinear model of a heating coil using model reduction and frequency domain analysis. The second example describes the tuning of control parameters for a static pressure reset controller of a variable air volume flow system. The tuning has been done by solving a non-convex optimization problem that minimizes fan energy subject to state constraints.

Wetter, Michael

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a national model of Pinus radiata stand volume from lidar metrics for New Zealand  

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Although environmental variables are established determinants for V, their inclusion did not significantly improve either model 1 or 2. Residual values for both models showed little apparent bias when plotted against stand-level ...

Pete Watt; MichaelS. Watt

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a framework for business model innovation in health care delivery in developing countries  

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Uncertainty and information asymmetries in health care are the basis for a supply-sided mindset in the health care industry and for a business model for hospitals and doctors practices; these two models have ...

Ramon Castano

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Relative Contributions of Polyphenolic Constituents to the Antioxidant Status of Wines:? Development of a Predictive Model  

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The concentrations of 17 phenolic constituents in red wine were analyzed by a number of multiple regression models for their contribution to total antioxidant status (TAS). The best model discovered involved a stepwise selection process starting by ...

George J. Soleas; George Tomlinson; Eleftherios P. Diamandis; David M. Goldberg

1997-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Modal Emissions and Fuel Consumption Model  

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fact that the diesel engines fuel consumption and emissionsDiesel Modal Emissions and Fuel Consumption Model Connection to engineDiesel Modal Emissions and Fuel Consumption Model unit; 5) engine-

Barth, Matthew; Younglove, Theodore; Scora, George

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Development and Characterization of an In Vivo Central Venous Catheter Candida albicans Biofilm Model  

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...network of extracellular polymers produced by the involved...been limited to in vitro models. An immense amount of...surface conditioning into models, it would be extremely...voriconazole in an in vitro model of Candida catheter-related...Livak, K. J., S. J. Flood, J. Marmaro, W. Giusti...

D. Andes; J. Nett; P. Oschel; R. Albrecht; K. Marchillo; A. Pitula

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-driven Development of a Secure eHealth Application  

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are modeled individually and subsequently com- bined. Second, it supports model-based quality assurance checks-based quality assurance checks, where relevant properties may be proven about the combined models consists of various authorization rules along the lines of: The access control cri- teria for an EHR

Basin, David

366

The photovoltaic market analysis program : background, model development, applications and extensions  

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The purpose of this report is to describe and motivate the market analysis program for photovoltaics that has developed over the last several years. The main objective of the program is to develop tools and procedures to ...

Lilien, Gary L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

DEVELOPMENT OF A PILED-FOUNDATION MODEL The models discussed in Chapter 3 illustrated the importance of modelling a building's foundation  

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the importance of modelling a building's foundation when investigating the performance of base-isolation. It was concluded that a generic base- isolated building model requires a comprehensive model of a piled foundation, as described in Chapter 5, is suitable for incorporation into a generic model of a base-isolated building. 4

Talbot, James P.

368

The Comprehensive Evaluation Model of the Development Prospect of Shale Gas Based on Fuzzy Mathematics  

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As an unconventional gas resource, shale gas is an practically alternative energy. Through the analysis of the current situation of shale gas development at home and abroad, this paper ascertains the influencing factors of the development prospect of ... Keywords: shale gas, fuzzy mathematics, development prospect, influence factors

Yanping Wang; Fanqi Meng

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Development of correction factors for landfill gas emission model suiting Indian condition to predict methane emission from landfills  

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Abstract Methane emission from landfill gas emission (LandGEM) model was validated through the results of laboratory scale biochemical methane potential assay. Results showed that LandGEM model over estimates methane (CH4) emissions; and the true CH4 potential of waste depends on the level of segregation. Based on these findings, correction factors were developed to estimate CH4 emission using LandGEM model especially where the level of segregation is negligible or does not exist. The correction factors obtained from the study were 0.94, 0.13 and 0.74 for food waste, mixed un-segregated municipal solid waste (MSW) and vegetable wastes, respectively.

Avick Sil; Sunil Kumar; Jonathan W.C. Wong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Development and Validation of a One-Dimensional Co-Electrolysis Model for Use in Large-Scale Process Modeling Analysis  

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A one-dimensional chemical equilibrium model has been developed for analysis of simultaneous high-temperature electrolysis of steam and carbon dioxide (coelectrolysis) for the direct production of syngas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The model assumes local chemical equilibrium among the four process-gas species via the shift reaction. For adiabatic or specified-heat-transfer conditions, the electrolyzer model allows for the determination of coelectrolysis outlet temperature, composition (anode and cathode sides), mean Nernst potential, operating voltage and electrolyzer power based on specified inlet gas flow rates, heat loss or gain, current density, and cell area-specific resistance. Alternately, for isothermal operation, it allows for determination of outlet composition, mean Nernst potential, operating voltage, electrolyzer power, and the isothermal heat requirement for specified inlet gas flow rates, operating temperature, current density and area-specific resistance. This model has been developed for incorporation into a system-analysis code from which the overall performance of large-scale coelectrolysis plants can be evaluated. The one-dimensional co-electrolysis model has been validated by comparison with results obtained from a 3-D computational fluid dynamics model and by comparison with experimental results.

J. E. O'Brien; M. G. McKellar; G. L. Hawkes; C. M. Stoots

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Development and validation of a transition model based on a mechanical approximation  

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A new 3D transition turbulence model, more accurate and faster than an empirical transition model, is proposed. The model is based on the calculation of the pre-transitional u'v' due to mean flow shear. The present transition model is fully described and verified against eight benchmark test cases. Computations are performed for the ERCOFTAC flat-plate T3A, T3C and T3L test cases. Further, the model is validated for bypass, cross-flow and separation induced transition and compared with empirical transition models. The model presents very good results for bypass transition under zero-pressure gradient and with pressure gradient flow conditions. Also the model is able to correctly predict separation induced transition. However, for very low speed and low free-stream turbulence intensity the model delays separation induced transition onset. The model also shows very good results for transition under complex cross-flow conditions in three-dimensional geometries. The 3D tested case was the 6:1 prolate-spheroid und...

Vizinho, R; Silvestre, M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Developing Operator Models for UAV Search Scheduling L. F. Bertuccelli, N. W. M. Beckers, and M. L. Cummings  

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Developing Operator Models for UAV Search Scheduling L. F. Bertuccelli, N. W. M. Beckers, and M. L. Cummings With the increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), it is envisioned that UAV opera- tors. In the context of search missions, operators supervising a large number of UAVs can be- come overwhelmed

Cummings, Mary "Missy"

373

Development of a three-dimensional finite element model of a horse's foot  

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of a horse's foot and attempt to validate it using experimentally obtamed strain results. A Suite element model was constructed using geometric data &om traced outlines of slices cut lrom an actual foot. The model was analyzed using the ABAQUS Suite... element analysis code and strain results were obtamed which were found to difFer signi6cantly &om experimental resuhs. Based on iinformation from the literature, it was determmed that the structure of the model is essentially sound and discrepancies...

Hanft, Joseph Thomas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

374

Development of an Open Source Hourly Building Energy Modeling Software Tool.  

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??Computer building energy simulations are an important tool in the design of low-energy buildings. Building energy modeling is used to predict annual energy consumption, determine (more)

Hanam, Brittany

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Development of an Integrated Process Model for Algae Growth in a Photobioreactor.  

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??While understanding the kinetics of algae growth plays an important role in improving algae cultivation technology, none of the existing kinetic models are able to (more)

Jalalizadeh, Mehregan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

SciTech Connect: Development of a land ice core for the Model...  

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AC52-06NA25396 Resource Type: Conference Resource Relation: Conference: Community Earth System Model Workshop ; 2012-06-18 - 2012-06-21 ; Breckenridge, Colorado, United...

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Service quality of mHealth platforms: development and validation of a hierarchical model using PLS  

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Advancing research on service quality requires clarifying the theoretical conceptualizations and validating an integrated service quality model. The purpose of this study is to facilitate and elucidate practical ...

Shahriar Akter; John DAmbra; Pradeep Ray

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Development and Application of Advanced Models for Steam Hydrogasification: Process Design and Economic Evaluation  

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design, modeling and process economic analysis are employedper day. Like BTL process, economic analysis has shown thatused as major input for process economic analysis in the

Lu, Xiaoming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

A Systems Biology Approach to Develop Models of Signal Transduction Pathways  

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.......................................................................................... ix LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................................................... xiii LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................... xvi 1.... INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 1 1.1 Signal Transduction Pathway ............................................................... 1 1.2 Signal Transduction Pathway Modeling...

Huang, Zuyi

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Research Progress Report -AD-421 Title: Development of mathematical models for use in management of  

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/2003 PI: Heiner Lieth, Ornamental Crop Modeling Laboratory, Environmental Horticulture, University.g. light, CO2 concentration, temperature, water status, nutrient status, salinity, etc). The following

Lieth, J. Heinrich

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Model Development and Analysis of Clean & Efficient Engine Combustion  

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Presentation given by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about model...

382

Further Program Development for the Cost Minimizing Global Energy System Model GET-RC.  

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??The linear programming Global Energy Transition (GET) model covers the global energy system and is designed to meet exogenously given energy demand levels, subject to (more)

Andersson, Magnus

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Modeling and simulation of vertebrate limb development and algorithms for comparative genomics.  

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?? Advancing our understanding of biological phenomena can be carried out through two complementary approaches: modeling and simulation of biological processes and bioinformatic analysis of (more)

Christley, Scott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Model Development and Analysis of the Fate and Transport of Water...  

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work on numerical modeling, simulations, and experimental results related to nuclear waste storage in a salt repository. The study reflects the project's preliminary effort at...

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DESCRIBING PLUTONIUM CONTAMINATION ISSUES IN HANFORD SOILS: DEVELOPMENT OF A THERMODYNAMIC SURFACE COMPLEXATION MODEL.  

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??The development of remediation strategies for long-term site management requires knowledge of an actinide's geochemical behavior. Understanding this behavior can lead to the formation of (more)

Herr, Sarah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Development of a dynamic model of a ducted fan VTOL UAV.  

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??The technology of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) has developed since its conception many years ago. UAVs have several features such as, computerised and autonomous control (more)

Zhao, H

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Towards a framework for business model innovation in health care delivery in developing countries  

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Ramon Castano highlights healthcare delivery systems in developing countries need innovative business solutions to address current shortcomings, and proposes six buiding blocks which can be implemented.

Ramon Castano

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

388

Model Development to Establish Integrated Operational Rule Curves for Hungry Horse and Libby Reservoirs - Montana, 1996 Final Report.  

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Hungry Horse and Libby dams have profoundly affected the aquatic ecosystems in two major tributaries of the Columbia River by altering habitat and water quality, and by imposing barriers to fish migration. In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, designed in part to balance hydropower development with other natural resources in the Columbia System. The Act formed the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) who developed a program to protect, mitigate and enhance fish and wildlife on the Columbia River and its tributaries. Pursuant to the Council`s Fish and Wildlife Program for the Columbia River System (1987), we constructed computer models to simulate the trophic dynamics of the reservoir biota as related to dam operation. Results were used to develop strategies to minimize impacts and enhance the reservoir and riverine fisheries, following program measures 903(a)(1-4) and 903(b)(1-5). Two FORTRAN simulation models were developed for Hungry Horse and Libby reservoirs located in northwestern Montana. The models were designed to generate accurate, short-term predictions specific to two reservoirs and are not directly applicable to other waters. The modeling strategy, however, is portable to other reservoir systems where sufficient data are available. Reservoir operation guidelines were developed to balance fisheries concerns in the headwaters with anadromous species recovery actions in the lower Columbia (Biological Rule Curves). These BRCs were then integrated with power production and flood control to reduce the economic impact of basin-wide fisheries recovery actions. These Integrated Rule Curves (IRCs) were developed simultaneously in the Columbia Basin System Operation Review (SOR), the Council`s phase IV amendment process and recovery actions associated with endangered Columbia Basin fish species.

Marotz, Brian; Althen, Craig; Gustafson, Daniel

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Development and Testing of a Groundwater Management Model for the Faultless Underground Nuclear Test, Central Nevada Test Area  

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This document describes the development and application of a user-friendly and efficient groundwater management model of the Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) and surrounding areas that will allow the U.S. Department of Energy and state personnel to evaluate the impact of future proposed scenarios. The management model consists of a simple hydrologic model within an interactive groundwater management framework. This framework is based on an object user interface that was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and has been used by the Desert Research Institute researchers and others to couple disparate environmental resource models, manage the necessary temporal and spatial data, and evaluate model results for management decision making. This framework was modified and applied to the CNTA and surrounding Hot Creek Valley. The utility of the management model was demonstrated through the application of hypothetical future scenarios including mineral mining, regional expansion of agriculture, geothermal energy production, and export of water to large urban areas outside the region. While the results from some of the scenarios indicated potential impacts to the region near CNTA and others did not, together they demonstrate the usefulness of the management tool for managers who need to evaluate the impact proposed changes in groundwater use in or near CNTA may have on radionuclide migration.

Douglas P. Boyle; Gregg Lamorey; Scott Bassett; Greg Pohll; Jenny Chapman

2006-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

390

Hadron Production Model Developments and Benchmarking in the 0.7 - 12 GeV Energy Region  

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Driven by the needs of the intensity frontier projects with their Megawatt beams, e.g., ESS, FAIR and Project X, and their experiments, the event generators of the MARS15 code have been recently improved. After thorough analysis and benchmarking against data, including the newest ones by the HARP collaboration, both the exclusive and inclusive particle production models were further developed in the crucial for the above projects - but difficult from a theoretical standpoint - projectile energy region of 0.7 to 12 GeV. At these energies, modelling of prompt particle production in nucleon-nucleon and pion-nucleon inelastic reactions is now based on a combination of phase-space and isobar models. Other reactions are still modeled in the framework of the Quark-Gluon String Model. Pion, kaon and strange particle production and propagation in nuclear media are improved. For the alternative inclusive mode, experimental data on large-angle (> 20 degrees) pion production in hadron-nucleus interactions are parameterized in a broad energy range using a two-source model. It is mixed-and-matched with the native MARS model that successfully describes low-angle pion production data. Predictions of both new models are - in most cases - in a good agreement with experimental data obtained at CERN, JINR, LANL, BNL and KEK.

N. V. Mokhov; K. K. Gudima; S. I. Striganov

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

391

The Development and Application of Reactive Transport Modeling Techniques to Study Radionuclide Migration at Yucca Mountain, NV  

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Yucca Mountain, Nevada has been chosen as a possible site for the first high level radioactive waste repository in the United States. As part of the site investigation studies, we need to make scientifically rigorous estimations of radionuclide migration in the event of a repository breach. Performance assessment models used to make these estimations are computationally intensive. We have developed two reactive transport modeling techniques to simulate radionuclide transport at Yucca Mountain: (1) the selective coupling approach applied to the convection-dispersion-reaction (CDR) model and (2) a reactive stream tube approach (RST). These models were designed to capture the important processes that influence radionuclide migration while being computationally efficient. The conventional method of modeling reactive transport models is to solve a coupled set of multi-dimensional partial differential equations for the relevant chemical components in the system. We have developed an iterative solution technique, denoted the selective coupling method, that represents a versatile alternative to traditional uncoupled iterative techniques and the filly coupled global implicit method. We show that selective coupling results in computational and memory savings relative to these approaches. We develop RST as an alternative to the CDR method for solving large two- or three-dimensional reactive transport simulations for cases in which one is interested in predicting the flux across a specific control plane. In the RST method, the multidimensional problem is reduced to a series of one-dimensional transport simulations along streamlines. The key assumption with RST is that mixing at the control plane approximates the transverse dispersion between streamlines. We compare the CDR and RST approaches for several scenarios that are relevant to the Yucca Mountain Project. For example, we apply the CDR and RST approaches to model an ongoing field experiment called the Unsaturated Zone Transport Test.

Viswanathan, Hari Selvi

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Global sensitivity analysis in the development of first principle-based eutrophication models  

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In this work, we formulate a dynamic first principle-based eutrophication model for a reservoir and perform global sensitivity analysis to determine most influential parameters. Both first-order and total sensitivity indices profiles have been calculated ... Keywords: Eutrophication, First principle-based water quality model, Global sensitivity analysis, Sensitivity indices

V. Estrada; M. S. Diaz

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

CAE (computer aided engineering) driven durability model verification for the automotive structure development  

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Test/analysis correlation, in the refinement of finite element models to accord with test results of the modeled structure is an emerging field in the today's automotive industries. The accuracy of finite element analysis predictions in the linear and ... Keywords: CAE (computer aided engineering), Durability, EMBS (elastic multi body simulation), VPG (virtual proving ground), Vehicle body design

Dong-Chan Lee; Chang-Soo Han

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Development of an Adjoint for a Complex Atmospheric Model, the ARPS, using TAF  

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, such as operational weather predictions models, pose challenges on the applicability of AD tools. We report- ational weather prediction models are much more complex, and the problem sizes tend to be much larger as a system for mesoscale and storm-scale numerical weather prediction as well as a wide range of idealized

Gao, Jidong

395

Development of discrete event system specification (DEVS) building performance models for building energy design  

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The discrete event system specification (DEVS) is a formalism for describing simulation models in a modular fashion. In this study, it is exploited by forming submodels that allow different professions involved in the building design process to work ... Keywords: DEVS, energy simulation in building design, modular BPS, stochastic occupant models

Huseyin Burak Gunay; Liam O'Brien; Rhys Goldstein; Simon Breslav; Azam Khan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Development and applications of two finite element groundwater flow and contaminant transport models: FEWA and FEMA  

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This paper presents the construction, verification, and application of two groundwater flow and contaminant transport models: A Finite Element Model of Water Flow through Aquifers (FEWA) and A Finite Element Model of Material Transport through Aquifers (FEMA). The construction is based on the finite element approximation of partial differential equations of groundwater flow (FEWA) and of solute movement (FEMA). The particular features of FEWA and FEMA are their versatility and flexibility for dealing with nearly all vertically integrated two-dimensional problems. The models were verified against both analytical solutions and widely used US Geological Survey finite difference approximations. They were then applied for calibration and validation, using data obtained in experiments at the Engineering Test Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Results indicated that the models are valid for this specific site. To demonstrate the versatility anf flexibility of the models, they were applied to two hypothetical, but realistic, complex problems and three field sites across the United States. In these applications the models yielded good agreement with the field data for all three sites. Finally, the predictive capabilities of the models were demonstrated using data obtained at the Hialeah Preston site in Florida. This case illustrates the capability of FEWA and FEMA as predictive tools and their usefulness in the management of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. 25 refs.

Yeh, G.T.; Wong, K.V.; Craig, P.M.; Davis, E.C.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

An In vivo Tumor Model Exploiting Metabolic Response as a Biomarker for Targeted Drug Development  

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...0-1.8). Energy imbalance may play a role in the development of aggressive...methods of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...human research ethics committee of...0-1.8). Energy imbalance may play a role in the development of aggressive...

Carleen Cullinane; Donna S. Dorow; Maya Kansara; Nelly Conus; David Binns; Rodney J. Hicks; Leonie K. Ashman; Grant A. McArthur; and David M. Thomas

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Model-driven development of families of Service-Oriented Architectures  

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The paradigms of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE) facilitate the development of families of software-intensive products. Software Product Line practices can be leveraged to support the development of service-oriented ... Keywords: business process management, semantic web, service-oriented architectures, software product lines

Mohsen Asadi; Bardia Mohabbati; Nima Kaviani; Dragan Gaevi?; Marko Bokovi?; Marek Hatala

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

An ontology-based domain model to enhance the software development process  

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As many of the current programming languages provide only a single programming paradigm, most of the software developers need to mix and match different paradigms, which typically leads to an impedance mismatch. To avoid this, it is essential to develop a system which supports a multi-programming paradigm. The proposed system is developed integrating the ontology paradigm in a programming language called Clojure. These ontology paradigms are added as a library in Clojure, for reusability and code sharing. The basic approach used for integrating the systems is metaprogramming. This will craft and process languages for creating, modifying, adapting, adjusting and transforming other programs. The implementation of the ontology paradigm is theoretically based on description logics, which are formalisms for representing knowledge. The developed system will support ontological, functional, object-oriented and concurrent paradigms. The entire business process can be represented using the developed library.

Mary Alias; D. Doreen Hephzibah Miriam; C.R. Rene Robin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic process model of a natural gas combined cycle -- Model development with startup and shutdown simulations  

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Research in dynamic process simulation for integrated gasification combined cycles (IGCC) with carbon capture has been ongoing at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), culminating in a full operator training simulator (OTS) and immersive training simulator (ITS) for use in both operator training and research. A derivative work of the IGCC dynamic simulator has been a modification of the combined cycle section to more closely represent a typical natural gas fired combined cycle (NGCC). This paper describes the NGCC dynamic process model and highlights some of the simulators current capabilities through a particular startup and shutdown scenario.

Liese, Eric [U.S. DOE; Zitney, Stephen E. [U.S. DOE

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Building Energy Audit and Modeling Tools: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-00441  

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Broadly accessible, low cost, accurate, and easy-to-use energy auditing tools remain out of reach for managers of the aging U.S. building population (over 80% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 10 years old*). concept3D and NREL's commercial buildings group will work to translate and extend NREL's existing spreadsheet-based energy auditing tool for a browser-friendly and mobile-computing platform. NREL will also work with concept3D to further develop a prototype geometry capture and materials inference tool operable on a smart phone/pad platform. These tools will be developed to interoperate with NREL's Building Component Library and OpenStudio energy modeling platforms, and will be marketed by concept3D to commercial developers, academic institutions and governmental agencies. concept3D is NREL's lead developer and subcontractor of the Building Component Library.

Brackney, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Multiscale molecular modeling can be an effective tool to aid the development of biomass conversion technology: A perspective  

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Abstract Lignocellulosic biomass is an alternate and renewable source of carbon. However, due to high oxygen content and diverse functionality, its conversion to fuels and chemicals is technologically challenging. Since physico-chemical characteristics of biomass and its derived components are very different from petroleum, fundamental understanding of their interactions with catalysts and solvents and of their behavior during thermochemical processing needs to be developed. In the present paper, we provide a perspective on how multiscale molecular modeling can assist in developing the science of biomass processing. The scope of this paper is limited to liquid phase catalytic and pyrolytic conversion of biomass. CarParrinello molecular dynamics (CPMD), a multiscale method that combines quantum mechanics and classical molecular dynamics and is an excellent choice to simulate biomass interactions in the condensed phase, is discussed. An overview of metadynamics, a method to accelerate CPMD dynamics, is also given. Revealing the chemistry of biomass pyrolysis, identifying liquid phase catalytic reaction mechanisms and developing a fundamental understanding of the role of solvents in biomass processing are the three main areas highlighted in this paper. Molecular modeling based investigations in these areas are reviewed and key findings are summarized. Limitations of the current approaches are discussed and the relevance of multiscale methods like CPMD and metadynamics is discussed. Potential studies that could implement multiscale molecular modeling methods to solve some of the challenging problems in developing biomass conversion technology are elaborated and an outlook is provided.

Samir H. Mushrif; Vallabh Vasudevan; Chethana B. Krishnamurthy; Boddu Venkatesh

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a GPU-based high-performance radiative transfer model for the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI)  

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Satellite-observed radiance is a nonlinear functional of surface properties and atmospheric temperature and absorbing gas profiles as described by the radiative transfer equation (RTE). In the era of hyperspectral sounders with thousands of high-resolution channels, the computation of the radiative transfer model becomes more time-consuming. The radiative transfer model performance in operational numerical weather prediction systems still limits the number of channels we can use in hyperspectral sounders to only a few hundreds. To take the full advantage of such high-resolution infrared observations, a computationally efficient radiative transfer model is needed to facilitate satellite data assimilation. In recent years the programmable commodity graphics processing unit (GPU) has evolved into a highly parallel, multi-threaded, many-core processor with tremendous computational speed and very high memory bandwidth. The radiative transfer model is very suitable for the GPU implementation to take advantage of the hardware's efficiency and parallelism where radiances of many channels can be calculated in parallel in GPUs. In this paper, we develop a GPU-based high-performance radiative transfer model for the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) launched in 2006 onboard the first European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, METOP-A. Each IASI spectrum has 8461 spectral channels. The IASI radiative transfer model consists of three modules. The first module for computing the regression predictors takes less than 0.004% of CPU time, while the second module for transmittance computation and the third module for radiance computation take approximately 92.5% and 7.5%, respectively. Our GPU-based IASI radiative transfer model is developed to run on a low-cost personal supercomputer with four GPUs with total 960 compute cores, delivering near 4 TFlops theoretical peak performance. By massively parallelizing the second and third modules, we reached 364x speedup for 1 GPU and 1455x speedup for all 4 GPUs, both with respect to the original CPU-based single-threaded Fortran code with the -O{sub 2} compiling optimization. The significant 1455x speedup using a computer with four GPUs means that the proposed GPU-based high-performance forward model is able to compute one day's amount of 1,296,000 IASI spectra within nearly 10 min, whereas the original single CPU-based version will impractically take more than 10 days. This model runs over 80% of the theoretical memory bandwidth with asynchronous data transfer. A novel CPU-GPU pipeline implementation of the IASI radiative transfer model is proposed. The GPU-based high-performance IASI radiative transfer model is suitable for the assimilation of the IASI radiance observations into the operational numerical weather forecast model.

Huang Bormin, E-mail: bormin@ssec.wisc.ed [Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States); Mielikainen, Jarno [Department of Computer Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio (Finland); Oh, Hyunjong; Allen Huang, Hung-Lung [Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States)

2011-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An innovative model for developing critical thinking skills through mathematical education  

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method for mathematical instruction based on the infusion approach put forward by Swartz in 1992. In fact). Union of the two latter is suggested by the infusion theory. The model consists of a learning unit (30h

Spagnolo, Filippo

405

Recent Developments in Censored, Non-Markov Multi-State Models  

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Nonparametric estimation of transition probabilities for a censored multi-state model is traditionally performed under a Markov assumption. However, this assumption may (and will) fail in some applications, le...

Jacobo de Ua-lvarez

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Development of Fully Coupled Aeroelastic and Hydrodynamic Models for Offshore Wind Turbines: Preprint  

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Aeroelastic simulation tools are routinely used to design and analyze onshore wind turbines, in order to obtain cost effective machines that achieve favorable performance while maintaining structural integrity. These tools employ sophisticated models of wind-inflow; aerodynamic, gravitational, and inertial loading of the rotor, nacelle, and tower; elastic effects within and between components; and mechanical actuation and electrical responses of the generator and of control and protection systems. For offshore wind turbines, additional models of the hydrodynamic loading in regular and irregular seas, the dynamic coupling between the support platform motions and wind turbine motions, and the dynamic characterization of mooring systems for compliant floating platforms are also important. Hydrodynamic loading includes contributions from hydrostatics, wave radiation, and wave scattering, including free surface memory effects. The integration of all of these models into comprehensive simulation tools, capable of modeling the fully coupled aeroelastic and hydrodynamic responses of floating offshore wind turbines, is presented.

Jonkman, J. M.; Sclavounos, P. D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Development of an Energy Consumption Model at a Multi-Product Chemical Plant  

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Carlo technique. In some units, energy consumption does not correlate with production rate, which indicates that energy savings may be possible through better control of energy usage. The model should also lay the framework for an on-line energy...

Wyhs, N. A.; Logsdon, J. E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Development, characterization and transcriptional profiling of a mouse model of fatal infectious diarrhea and colitis  

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Citrobacter rodentium is a naturally occurring murine bacterial pathogen which is used to model human diarrheagenic E. coli (EPEC and EHEC) infections in mice. C. rodentium causes colonic hyperplasia and a variable degree ...

Borenshtein, Diana

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Annual Research Progress Report -AD-421 Title: Development of mathematical models for use in management of  

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: Heiner Lieth, Ornamental Crop Modeling Laboratory, Environmental Horticulture, University of California to the various environmental factors that are important (e.g. light, CO2 concentration, temperature, water status

Lieth, J. Heinrich

410

Development and Application of Advanced Models for Steam Hydrogasification: Process Design and Economic Evaluation  

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with combustion model using leftover char or diverted syngascombustion is dropped in pressure across an expander to generate power. On the syngascombustion when CCS is required. It is obvious that removal of CO 2 from pressurized syngas

Lu, Xiaoming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Development and Update of Models for Long-Term Energy and GHG...  

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Update of Models for Long-Term Energy and GHG Impact Evaluation 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

412

Limei Ran Research Associate, Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development  

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, air pollution, and meteorology. Her current work focuses on connecting the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) with the Environmental Policy Integrated for air quality studies and applications. She also works on improving land

McLaughlin, Richard M.

413

Thermo-Mechanical Model Development and Validation of DirectedEnergy Deposition Additive Manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V  

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Abstract A thermo-mechanical model of directed energy deposition additive manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V is developed using measurements of the surface convection generated by gasses flowing during the deposition. In directed energy deposition, material is injected into a melt pool that is traversed to fill in a cross-section of a part, building it layer-by-layer. This creates large thermal gradients that generate plastic deformation and residual stresses. Finite element analysis (FEA) is often used to study these phenomena using simple assumptions of the surface convection. This work proposes that a detailed knowledge of the surface heat transfer is required to produce more accurate FEA results. The surface convection generated by the deposition process is measured and implemented in the thermo-mechanical model. Three depositions with different geometries and dwell times are used to validate the model using in situ measurements of the temperature and deflection as well as post-process measurements of the residual stress. An additional model is developed using the assumption of free convection on all surfaces. The results show that a measurement-based convection model is required to produce accurate simulation results.

J.C. Heigel; P. Michaleris; E.W. Reutzel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

The QUARTIC Process Model for Developing Serious Games: Green My Place Case Study  

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Software engineering for pedagogy and game design for entertainment produce very different requirements and generate unique kinds of practical difficulties. The design and development of serious games relies h...

Benjamin Cowley

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Human capital composition, growth and development: an R&D growth model versus data  

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The effect of human capital composition on growth and development has been somewhat neglected in economic literature. However, evidence has suggested the importance of engineering and technical (high-tech) ski...

Tiago Neves Sequeira

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

People and space : building a design and development model for a more meaningful relationship  

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This thesis is an exploration of architecture and real estate development that seeks to find a method for recognizing and utilizing city structure and uniqueness of place as primary catalyst for change. The concern behind ...

Flanagan, Anthony

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Development of Modeling Techniques for A Generation IV Gas Fast Reactor  

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Worldwide, multiple countries are investing a great deal of time and energy towards developing a new class of technologically advanced nuclear reactors. These new reactors have come to be known as the Generation IV (Gen IV) class of nuclear...

Dercher, Andrew Steven

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

418

Development and modelling of a solar assisted liquid desiccant dehumidification air-conditioning system  

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This paper presents the development and simulation of an advanced solar assisted liquid desiccant dehumidification air-conditioning system for ... regenerator, and an array of flat plate solar collectors. The sys...

Aqeel Kareem Mohaisen; Zhenjun Ma

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Development of Model Filtration Media for Investigating Size-Dependent Filtration Efficiency  

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A novel method for fabricating custom porous filtration media for emission control has been developed. Controlled pore sizes could be used to optimize high-capture efficiency with low backpressure.

420

Study on the Model of Coal Industry Cycle Economic Development and Evaluation System  

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Firstly, the development status and existing problems of Chinas coal industry is analyzed. Then, the circular ... . In order to achieve the rationalization of coal exploration and use, the circular economy and coal

Bo Wang; Wei Jiang; Ji-hui Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Improved Models and Designs for Coated-Particle Gas Reactor Fuels (I-NERI Annual Report)  

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The objective of this INERI project is to develop improved fuel behavior models for gas reactor coated particle fuels and to develop improved coated-particle fuel designs that can be used reliably at very high burnups and potentially in fast gas-cooled reactors. Thermomechanical, thermophysical, and physiochemical material properties data were compiled by both the US and the French and preliminary assessments conducted. Comparison between U.S. and European data revealed many similarities and a few important differences. In all cases, the data needed for accurate fuel performance modeling of coated particle fuel at high burnup were lacking. The development of the INEEL fuel performance model, PARFUME, continued from earlier efforts. The statistical model being used to simulate the detailed finite element calculations is being upgraded and improved to allow for changes in fuel design attributes (e.g. thickness of layers, dimensions of kernel) as well as changes in important material properties to increase the flexibility of the code. In addition, modeling of other potentially important failure modes such as debonding and asphericity was started. A paper on the status of the model was presented at the HTR-2002 meeting in Petten, Netherlands in April 2002, and a paper on the statistical method was submitted to the Journal of Nuclear Material in September 2002. Benchmarking of the model against Japanese and an older DRAGON irradiation are planned. Preliminary calculations of the stresses in a coated particle have been calculated by the CEA using the ATLAS finite element model. This model and the material properties and constitutive relationships will be incorporated into a more general software platform termed Pleiades. Pleiades will be able to analyze different fuel forms at different scales (from particle to fuel body) and also handle the statistical variability in coated particle fuel. Diffusion couple experiments to study Ag and Pd transport through SiC were conducted. Analysis and characterization of the samples continues. Two active transport mechanisms are proposed: diffusion in SiC and release through SiC cracks or another, as yet undetermined, path. Silver concentration profiles determined by XPS analysis suggest diffusion within the SiC layer, most likely dominated by grain boundary diffusion. However, diffusion coefficients calculated from mass loss measurements suggest a much faster release path, postulated as small cracks or flaws that provide open paths with little resistance to silver migration. Work is ongoing to identify and characterize this path. Work on Pd behavior has begun and will continue next year.

Petti, David Andrew; Maki, John Thomas; Languille, Alain; Martin, Philippe; Ballinger, Ronald

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Development of a rock mass characteristics model for TBM penetration rate prediction  

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The TBM tunneling process in hard rock is actually a rock or rock mass breakage process, which determines the efficiency of tunnel boring machine (TBM). On the basis of the rock breakage process, a rock mass conceptual model that identifies the effect of rock mass properties on TBM penetration rate is proposed. During the construction of T05 and T06 tunnels of DTSS project in Singapore, a comprehensive program was performed to obtain the relevant rock mass properties and TBM performance data. A database, including rock mass properties, TBM specifications and the corresponding TBM performance, was established. Combining the rock mass conceptual model for evaluating rock mass boreability with the established database, a statistical prediction model of TBM penetration rate is set up by performing a nonlinear regression analysis. The parametric studies of the new model showed that the rock uniaxial compressive strength and the volumetric joint count have predominantly effects on the penetration rate. These results showed good agreement with the numerical simulations. The model limitations were also discussed.

Q.M. Gong; J. Zhao

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Responsible technology acceptance: Model development and application to consumer acceptance of Smart Grid technology  

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Abstract As a response to climate change and the desire to gain independence from imported fossil fuels, there is a pressure to increase the proportion of electricity from renewable sources which is one of the reasons why electricity grids are currently being turned into Smart Grids. In this paper, we focus on private consumers acceptance of having Smart Grid technology installed in their home. We analyse acceptance in a combined framework of the Technology Acceptance Model and the Norm Activation Model. We propose that individuals are only likely to accept Smart Grid technology if they assess usefulness in terms of a positive impact for society and the environment. Therefore, we expect that Smart Grid technology acceptance can be better explained when the well-known technology acceptance parameters included in the Technology Acceptance Model are supplemented by moral norms as suggested by the Norm Activation Model. We tested this proposition by means of an online survey of Danish (N=323), Norwegian (N=303) and Swiss (N=324) private consumers. The study confirms that adding personal norms to the independent variables of the Technology Acceptance Model leads to a significant increase in the explained variance in consumer acceptance of Smart Grid technology in all three countries.

Madeleine Broman Toft; Geertje Schuitema; John Thgersen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Quantifying the Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power in Six Rural Montana Counties Using NRELs JEDI Model  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

September 2004 * NREL/SR-500-36414 September 2004 * NREL/SR-500-36414 M. Costanti Bozeman, Montana Quantifying the Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power in Six Rural Montana Counties Using NREL's JEDI Model Period of Performance: December 1, 2003 - May 31, 2004 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 September 2004 * NREL/SR-500-36414 Quantifying the Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power in Six Rural Montana Counties Using NREL's JEDI Model Period of Performance: December 1, 2003 - May 31, 2004 M. Costanti

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Development of a new technology product evaluation model for assessing commercialization opportunities using Delphi method and fuzzy AHP approach  

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Abstract As the number of new products developed by new technologies has increased, the importance of the commercialization of new technology products has become crucial to manufactures in the successful delivery of valuable new products and services. This study classified success factors for commercialization of new products and analyzed which factors should be primarily considered. Based on the literature review and Delphi method, we identified four decision areas and further prioritized the sixteen factors under a hierarchy model structured by fuzzy AHP (analytic hierarchy process) approach. The FAHP is conducted by 111 R&D and business experts working at the worlds major players in machinery industry; using the priorities of success factors derived by FAHP, we devise an example of commercialization assessment model. The paper drives the assessment initiatives of the new product development in manufactures and provides them with practical implications about the commercialization of new technology product.

Jaemin Cho; Jaeho Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Development and application of a microcomputer based model for acid plume opacity  

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Many stationary sources discharge visible emission into the atmosphere. A visible plume can be a problem either from the viewpoint of particulate emission standards or of aesthetics and public concern. In recent years, with the installation of high efficiency particulate emission control devices on utility and industrial boilers, detached plumes have become more of a problem because formerly the emission of primary particulate matter obscured and/or served as a condensing surface for the condensable material. In order to better understand the phenomenon of detached plumes, a model is formulated to describe in mathematical terms the relationship between the particle suspension leaving the stack and the particulate composition of the plume as it evolves downwind of the stack. This model provides a means of relating parameters that govern plum opacity which is not feasible from a monitoring standpoint. Input parameters can be put into the model to investigate the effects on resulting plume opacity levels.

Lee, K.T. (National Cheng Kung Univ., (TW))

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

The Development and Use of Conceptual Models of Complex Earth Systems for Environmental Managment and Earth Science Education  

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THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF CONCEPTUAL MODELS OF COMPLEX EARTH SYSTEMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION A Dissertation by HEATHER RENE MILLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... AND EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION A Dissertation by HEATHER RENE MILLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair...

Miller, Heather

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

428

Influence of Tangent Pinch Points on the Energy Demand of Batch Distillations: Development of a Conceptual Model for Binary Mixtures  

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Influence of Tangent Pinch Points on the Energy Demand of Batch Distillations: Development of a Conceptual Model for Binary Mixtures ... The algorithm requires the evaluation of a series of points (x0,f0), (x1,f1), ..., (xn,fn), and it demands the smallest number of function evaluations in comparison with other methods as a consequence of using the information from previous iterations to generate greater order estimations of the inverse function (lineal, quadratic, etc.). ...

Karina Andrea Torres; Jose? Espinosa

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

429

Development of long-term performance models for radioactive waste forms  

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The long-term performance of solid radioactive waste is measured by the release rate of radionuclides into the environment, which depends on corrosion or weathering rates of the solid waste form. The reactions involved depend on the characteristics of the solid matrix containing the radioactive waste, the radionuclides of interest, and their interaction with surrounding geologic materials. This chapter describes thermo-hydro-mechanical and reactive transport models related to the long-term performance of solid radioactive waste forms, including metal, ceramic, glass, steam reformer and cement. Future trends involving Monte-Carlo simulations and coupled/multi-scale process modeling are also discussed.

Bacon, Diana H.; Pierce, Eric M.

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

430

Gaseous Chemistry and Aerosol Mechanism Developments for Version 3.5.1 of the Online Regional Model, WRF-Chem  

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We have made a number of developments in the regional coupled model WRF-Chem, with the aim of making the model more suitable for prediction of atmospheric composition and of interactions between air quality and weather. We have worked on the European domain, with a particular focus on making the model suitable for the study of night time chemistry and oxidation by the nitrate radical in the UK atmosphere. A reduced form of the Common Reactive Intermediates gas-phase chemical mechanism (CRIv2-R5) has been implemented to enable more explicit simulation of VOC degradation. N2O5 heterogeneous chemistry has been added to the existing sectional MOSAIC aerosol module, and coupled to both the CRIv2-R5 and existing CBM-Z gas phase scheme. Modifications have also been made to the sea-spray aerosol emission representation, allowing the inclusion of primary organic material in sea-spray aerosol. Driven by appropriate emissions, wind fields and chemical boundary conditions, implementation of the different developments is illustrated in order to demonstrate the impact that these changes have in the North-West European domain. These developments are now part of the freely available WRF-Chem distribution.

Archer-Nicholls, Scott; Lowe, Douglas; Utembe, Steve; Allan, James D.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Fast, Jerome D.; Hodnebrog, Oivind; Denier van der Gon, Hugo; McFiggans, Gordon

2014-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

431

Equilibrium and volumetric data and model development for coal fluids. Final report, October 1, 1990--September 30, 1993  

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Under continued support from DOE, an experimental facility has been established and operated to measure valuable vapor-liquid equilibrium data for systems of interest in the production and processing of coal fluids. To facilitate the development and testing of models for predicting the phase behavior for such systems, we have acquired substantial amounts of data on the equilibrium phase compositions for binary mixtures of heavy hydrocarbon solvents with the supercritical solutes hydrogen, methane, ethane, CO, and CO{sub 2}. During the course of this project, solubility data were obtained on twenty-two binary mixtures of CO, hydrogen, or nitrogen in a series of paraffinic, naphthenic and aromatic solvents (decane, eicosane, octacosane, hexatriacontane, cyclohexane, decalin, benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, pyrene). The measurements were conducted at temperatures from 310 to 433 K, pressures to 22 MPa, and solute mole fraction from 0.01 to 0.30. Estimated errors of the measured gas solubilities in the selected solvents are less than 0.001. Specific accomplishments of this project included (a) upgrading our experimental facility to permit highly accurate measurements of equilibrium phase compositions (solubilities) and phase densities; (b) measuring these properties for systematically-selected binary mixtures to provide critically needed input data for correlation development; (c) developing and testing models suitable for describing the phase behavior of coal-fluid mixtures, and the modeling results in generalized, practical formats suitable for use in process engineering calculations.

Robinson, R.L. Jr.; Gasem, K.A.M.; Park, J.; Tong, J.; Shaver, R.D.; Bader, M.S.; Twomey, D.W.

1994-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

432

Development of a Simulation Model and Safety Evaluation for a Depressurization Accident Without Reactor Scram in an Advanced HTGR  

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It is important to use analyses to prove outstanding inherent reactor safety during a severe accident in order to convince the public and licensing authority of the safety advantage of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). In this study, the simulation of a depressurization accident without reactor scram (DAWS) was performed for a future HTGR with 450-MW thermal output, introducing the annular core of pin-in-block-type fuel, which was originally designed in Japan. The DAWS has the possibility of becoming one of the severe accidents postulated in the HTGR. To perform an accurate simulation, a new analytical model for reactor dynamics and indirect decay heat removal from the surface of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) during the DAWS was developed. The features of the new simulation model are as follows:1. A single-channel model is coupled with a two-dimensional reactor thermal model in the new simulation model. The reactor kinetics with a single-channel model during the DAWS is simulated taking into account heat removal from the reactor calculated in the R-Z reactor thermal model, including the RPV and indirect vessel cooling system. No conventional calculation codes with a single channel have a heat removal model from an RPV or were able to simulate precisely the transient during DAWS.2. A xenon buildup and decay model for the reactivity calculation is made in addition to one point-kinetics approximation to simulate a recriticality and a power oscillation following the initiation of the DAWS.3. A transient simulation can be performed for two kinds of core models of pin-in-block- and multihole-type fuels.The accurate evaluation of xenon density and core temperature is of prime importance in the simulation of the DAWS. From the simulation result with a proper safety margin, it was confirmed that the safety performance of passive decay heat removal with cooling indirectly from the surface of the RPV is outstanding for the DAWS, and a severe-accident-free HTGR can be designed. The newly developed code is applicable to the detailed safety evaluation necessary to future HTGR design.

Nakagawa, Shigeaki; Saikusa, Akio; Kunitomi, Kazuhiko [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)

2001-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Report for the Office of Scientific and Technical Information: Population Modeling of the Emergence and Development of Scientific Fields  

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The accelerated development of digital libraries and archives, in tandem with efficient search engines and the computational ability to retrieve and parse massive amounts of information, are making it possible to quantify the time evolution of scientific literatures. These data are but one piece of the tangible recorded evidence of the processes whereby scientists create and exchange information in their journeys towards the generation of knowledge. As such, these tools provide a proxy with which to study our ability to innovate. Innovation has often been linked with prosperity and growth and, consequently, trying to understand what drives scientific innovation is of extreme interest. Identifying sets of population characteristics, factors, and mechanisms that enable scientific communities to remain at the cutting edge, accelerate their growth, or increase their ability to re-organize around new themes or research topics is therefore of special significance. Yet generating a quantitative understanding of the factors that make scientific fields arise and/or become more or less productive is still in its infancy. This is precisely the type of knowledge most needed for promoting and sustaining innovation. Ideally, the efficient and strategic allocation of resources on the part of funding agencies and corporations would be driven primarily by knowledge of this type. Early steps have been taken toward such a quantitative understanding of scientific innovation. Some have focused on characterizing the broad properties of relevant time series, such as numbers of publications and authors in a given field. Others have focused on the structure and evolution of networks of coauthorship and citation. Together these types of studies provide much needed statistical analyses of the structure and evolution of scientific communities. Despite these efforts, however, crucial elements of prediction have remained elusive. Building on many of these earlier insights, we provide here a coarse-grained approach to modeling the time-evolution of scientific fields mathematically, through adaptive models of contagion. That is, our models are inspired by epidemic contact processes, but take into account the social interactions and processes whereby scientific ideas spread - social interactions gleaned from close empirical study of historical cases. Variations in model parameters can increase or hamper the speed at which a field develops. In this way, models for the spread of 'infectious' ideas can be used to identify pressure points in the process of innovation that may allow for the evaluation of possible interventions by those responsible for promoting innovation, such as funding agencies. This report is organized as follows: Section 2 introduces and discusses the population model used here to describe the dynamics behind the establishment of scientific fields. The approach is based on a succinct (coarse) description of contact processes between scientists, and is a simplified version of a general class of models developed in the course of this work. We selected this model based primarily on its ability to treat a wide range of data patterns efficiently, across several different scientific fields. We also describe our methods for estimating parameter values, our optimization techniques used to match the model to data, and our method of generating error estimates. Section 3 presents brief accounts of six case studies of scientific evolution, measured by the growth in number of active authors over time, and shows the results of fitting our model to these data, including extrapolations to the near future. Section 4 discusses these results and provides some perspectives on the values and limitations of the models used. We also discuss topics for further research which should improve our ability to predict (and perhaps influence) the course of future scientific research. Section 5 provides more detail on the broad class of epidemic models developed as part of this project.

Bettencourt, L. M. A. (LANL); Castillo-Chavez, C. (Arizona State University); Kaiser, D. (MIT); Wojick, D. E. (IIA)

2006-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Fully Coupled Dynamical Reactor Core Isolation System Models in RELAP-7 for Extended Station Black-Out Analysis  

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The reactor core isolation cooling (RCIC) system in a boiling water reactor (BWR) provides makeup water to the reactor vessel for core cooling when the main steam lines are isolated and the normal supply of water to the reactor vessel is lost. It was one of the very few safety systems still available during the Fukushima Daiichi accidents after the tsunamis hit the plants and the system successfully delayed the core meltdown for a few days for unit 2 & 3. Therefore, detailed models for RCIC system components are indispensable to understand extended station black-out accidents (SBO) for BWRs. As part of the effort to develop the new generation reactor system safety analysis code RELAP-7, major components to simulate the RCIC system have been developed. This paper describes the models for those components such as turbine, pump, and wet well. Selected individual component test simulations and a simplified SBO simulation up to but before core damage is presented. The successful implementation of the simplified RCIC and wet well models paves the way to further improve the models for safety analysis by including more detailed physical processes in the near future.

Haihua Zhao; Ling Zou; Hongbin Zhang; David Andrs; Richard Martineau

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Development of custom fire behavior fuel models from FCCS fuelbeds for the Savannah River fuel assessment project.  

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The purpose of this project is to create fire behavior fuel models that replicate the fire behavior characteristics (spread rate and fireline intensity) produced by 23 candidate FCCS fuelbeds developed for the Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge. These 23 fuelbeds were created by FERA staff in consultation with local fuel managers. The FCCS produces simulations of surface fire spread rate and flame length (and therefore fireline intensity) for each of these fuelbeds, but it does not produce maps of those fire behavior characteristics or simulate fire growththose tasks currently require the use of the FARSITE and/or FlamMap software systems. FARSITE and FlamMap do not directly use FCCS fuelbeds, but instead use standard or custom fire behavior fuel models to describe surface fuel characteristics for fire modeling. Therefore, replicating fire growth and fire behavior potential calculations using FCCS?simulated fire characteristics requires the development of custom fuel models that mimic, as closely as possible, the fire behavior characteristics produced by the FCCS for each fuelbed, over a range of fuel moisture and wind speeds.

Scott, Joe, H.

2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

436

Development of a mathematical model and simulation of mass transfer of solar ethanol distillation in modified brewery tank  

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Abstract The objective of this study was to develop a mathematical model of the mass transfer in a modified brewery tank for producing fuel ethanol. To reduce fossil fuel consumption, 50 flat-plate solar collectors were used as the heat source for the two stages of a distillation process for increasing the ethanol concentration. A 350-L distillation tank with 10%v/v (Stage 1) and a 70-L distillation tank with 40%v/v (Stage 2) were employed in the experiment used to develop the mathematical model of the mass transfer. A difference of approximately 10% was observed between the model predictions and the experimental results of the distillation product of Stage 1, whereas the predicted concentration was approximately 30% higher than that of the experiment, although this was reduced to approximately 5% by homogeneous mixing of the solution. Regarding the distillation process of Stage 2, there was approximately 10% difference between the predicted and experimental products, and approximately 3% difference between the predicted and experimental concentrations. The differences are attributed to errors in the heat transfer rate prediction of the model, which varies directly with the solar radiation values.

J. Jareanjit; P. Siangsukone; K. Wongwailikhit; J. Tiansuwan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Dynamical Model Simulation of the Morning Boundary Layer Development in Deep Mountain Valleys  

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A dry, two-dimensional version of the Colorado State University Multi-dimensional Cloud/Mesoscale Model was used to study the cross-valley evolution of the wind and temperature structures in an idealized east-west oriented mountain valley. Two ...

David C. Bader; Thomas B. Mckee

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Development, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification of high-fidelity arctic sea ice models.  

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Arctic sea ice is an important component of the global climate system and due to feedback effects the Arctic ice cover is changing rapidly. Predictive mathematical models are of paramount importance for accurate estimates of the future ice trajectory. However, the sea ice components of Global Climate Models (GCMs) vary significantly in their prediction of the future state of Arctic sea ice and have generally underestimated the rate of decline in minimum sea ice extent seen over the past thirty years. One of the contributing factors to this variability is the sensitivity of the sea ice to model physical parameters. A new sea ice model that has the potential to improve sea ice predictions incorporates an anisotropic elastic-decohesive rheology and dynamics solved using the material-point method (MPM), which combines Lagrangian particles for advection with a background grid for gradient computations. We evaluate the variability of the Los Alamos National Laboratory CICE code and the MPM sea ice code for a single year simulation of the Arctic basin using consistent ocean and atmospheric forcing. Sensitivities of ice volume, ice area, ice extent, root mean square (RMS) ice speed, central Arctic ice thickness, and central Arctic ice speed with respect to ten different dynamic and thermodynamic parameters are evaluated both individually and in combination using the Design Analysis Kit for Optimization and Terascale Applications (DAKOTA). We find similar responses for the two codes and some interesting seasonal variability in the strength of the parameters on the solution.

Peterson, Kara J.; Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston; Paskaleva, Biliana S.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Polypharmacology Modelling Using Proteochemometrics (PCM): Recent Methodological Developments, Applications to Target Families, and Future Prospects  

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to be in the order of $1.8 billion per drug. In addition, price pressure from health care providers has been increasing and there is a growing relevance of more targeted medicine. Hence, the blockbuster model of the pharmaceutical industry is being challenged.1...

Corts-Ciriano, Isidro; ul Ain, Qurrat; Subramanian, Vigneshwari; Lenselink, Eelke B.; Mndez-Lucio, Oscar; IJzerman, Adriaan P.; Wohlfahrt, Gerd; Prusis, Peteris; Malliavin, Thrse E.; van Westen, Gerard J. P.; Bender, Andreas

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

440

Development and Application of Advanced Models for Steam Hydrogasification: Process Design and Economic Evaluation  

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The enthalpy model for coal and ash, the nonconventional3 H 2 S O 2 N 2 Sand Char Ash Coal Stream Number Within theH2S SO2 SAND MDEA ASH Coal CERT-2 Table E.3. Gasification

Lu, Xiaoming

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Development Of Stress Corrosion Cracks At The Grain Scale: Incomplete Random Tessellation Model  

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Model Leon Cizelj, Marko Kovac "Jozef Stefan" Institute, Reactor Engineering Division, Ljubljana that anisotropy could have extremely important impact on the direction of crack propagation. Further analysis of reliability of affected tubes and to clarifications of main mechanisms governing the IGSCC. The reliability

Cizelj, Leon

442

Benchmarking humanitarian support: Empirical agent-based modeling of development action types in Nigrien villages  

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) is a relevant approach to integrate agro-ecological, social and economic characteristics of a system, but not as a global poverty-alleviation panacea. Key-words: farming systems, individual Agent-based model, Niger., 1991; Lavigne-Delville, 1998; McCarthy et al., 2000). Non-separable interactions between the on-farm

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443

Development of models for series and parallel fan variable air volume terminal units  

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for the series and parallel units, with coefficients varying by size and manufacturer. Statistical modeling utilized SAS software (2002). Fan power and airflow data were collected at downstream static pressures over a range from 0.1 to 0.5 in. w.g. (25 to 125 Pa...

Furr, James C., Jr

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

444

Final Report on the Development of an Improved Cloud Microphysical Product for Model and Remote Sensing Evaluation using RACORO Observations  

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We proposed to analyze data collected during the Routine Aerial Facilities (AAF) Clouds with Low Optical Water Depths (CLOWD) Optical Radiative Observations (RACORO) in order to develop an integrated product of cloud microphysical properties (number concentration of drops in different size bins, total liquid drop concentration integrated over all bin sizes, liquid water content LWC, extinction of liquid clouds bw, effective radius of water drops re, and radar reflectivity factor) that could be used to evaluate large-eddy simulations (LES), general circulation models (GCMs) and ground-based remote sensing retrievals, and to develop cloud parameterizations with the end goal of improving the modeling of cloud processes and properties and their impact on atmospheric radiation. We have completed the development of this microphysical database and have submitted it to ARM for consideration of its inclusion on the ARM database as a PI product. This report describes the development of this database, and also describes research that has been conducted on cloud-aerosol interactions using the data obtained during RACORO. A list of conference proceedings and publications is also included.

McFarquhar, Greg

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

445

A multiperiod optimization model to schedule large-scale petroleum development projects  

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...................................................................................... 7 1.3 Literature Review .......................................................................... 8 1.4 Dissertation Outline ....................................................................... 14 II PROBLEM DEFINITION....3 World oil prices from EIA, AEO2007 ...................................................... 50 4.4 Cash flow streams in the aggregate ........................................................... 52 4.5a Development projects P1 to P3...

Husni, Mohammed Hamza

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

446

EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF PAVER SYSTEMS ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT USING A DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGICAL MODEL  

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is to use Low Impact Development (LID) options. LIDs have been proposed in an attempt to mimic the natural flow regime by controlling storm water at the source. LID practices such as rainwater harvesting, green roofs, and permeable pavement can be used...

Politte, Alyssa

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

447

Development and recent evaluation of the MT_CKD model of continuum absorption  

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...20] Figure 2. For the US standard atmosphere...U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science...windows. J. Direct. Energy 2, 151-161. 42 Fulghum...radiative cooling and energy balance. Here, we describe the development and status of the MT_CKD (MlawerTobinCloughKneizysDavies...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Development and validation of a vertically two-dimensional mesoscale numerical model  

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because the model is dry. The equations are as follows: dv " ? 1 1 d dv f k X V ? ? Vp ? g Vz + ? ~ ? (pK ? ), (2) dt P pH ds m ds pgH do dn d o + 'it ~ pV + ? (ns) + p V ~ VH = 0 dt ds P H (4) dT . H Q sg ? + d t C p C p pRT The symbols... of the model. The remaining variables have been previously defined. 15 The finite difference equations are as follows: ~ H (o V (i, k) = H(i+1) * ( p(i+1, k) + p(i, k) ) * u(i+1, k) ? H(i) * ( p(i, k) + p (i-l, k) ) * u(i, k) / ( 2 a DX ) = DV(i k) (I...

Walters, Michael Kent

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

449

Development of a Compositional Reservoir Simulator for Asphaltene Precipitation Based on a Thermodynamically Consistent Model  

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graduate school an extraordinary experience. Thank you. Finally, I gratefully acknowledge Qatar National Research Fund for supporting this re- search under grant NPRP 09-1050-2-405. iv NOMENCLATURE A Flow cross-sectional area cf Rock compressibility f... MOLAR VOLUME : : : : : : : : 98 x LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 4.1 Molar composition (%) of oils and solvent used to validate the asphaltene precipitation model (Burke, 1990) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 36 4.2 Amount of asphaltene...

Gonzalez Abad, Karin G

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

450

Progress in the Development of Global Medium-Energy Nucleon-Nucleus Optical Model Potentials  

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Two existing global medium-energy nucleon-nucleus phenomenological optical model potentials are described and compared with experiment and with each other. The first of these employs a Dirac approach (second-order reduction) that is global in projectile energy and projectile isospin and applies to the target nucleus 208-Pb. Here the standard S-V (isoscalar-scalar, isoscalar-vector) model has been extended to include the corresponding isovector components by introduction of a relativistic Lane model. The second of these employs a relativistic equivalent to the Schroedinger equation and is global in projectile energy, projectile isospin, and target (Z,A). Here, particular attention is given to predictions for the integrated scattering observables - neutron total cross sections and proton total reaction cross sections - and their sensitivity to the absorptive parts of the potential. Finally, current work is described and the influence of the nuclear bound state problem (treated in relativistic mean field theory) on the Dirac scattering problem is mentioned.

David G. Madland

1997-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

451

Chapter 27 - Sustainable Aviation Biofuels: A Development and Deployment Success Model  

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Abstract This chapter focuses on two aspects of aviation biofuels. It seeks to both inform of the unique fuel characteristics and to explain the process by which success came to pass. The first focus is the technology and process developments that have been successful in qualifying biofuels for safe and environmentally favorable operation in jet aircraft, which is the first aspect and a needed perquisite to enable acceptance and successful deployment. The second and as important focus for sustainable Aviation biofuels is the processes that are being put in place to enable deployment. Sustainable biofuels for aviation, should of course, be viewed as a work in progress. New developments are occurring on a regular basis as we move forward and through the twists and turns needed for large-scale usage. That said, sustainable, renewable sources to replace nonrenewable liquid fuels will ultimately be critical to the long-term viability of aviation.

Richard Altman

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The Informal Sector and Economic Development in Latin America: A Brief Study of the Chilean Model  

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.9 94.2 95.8 % of students finishing secondary education 30.2 59.2 67.5 Birth rate source: CIA World Fact Book, 2009....6 28.6 7.7 GDP and infant mortality rate source: CIA World Fact Book, 2009; Adult literacy rate and life expectancy at birth source: UNDP Human Development Report, 2006. Table 4. Urban Population Employed...

Lee, Jordan

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

453

Ultrafast Laser Diagnostics for Energetic-Material Ignition Mechanisms: Tools for Physics-Based Model Development.  

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We present the results of an LDRD project to develop diagnostics to perform fundamental measurements of material properties during shock compression of condensed phase materials at micron spatial scales and picosecond time scales. The report is structured into three main chapters, which each focus on a different diagnostic devel opment effort. Direct picosecond laser drive is used to introduce shock waves into thin films of energetic and inert materials. The resulting laser - driven shock properties are probed via Ultrafast Time Domain Interferometry (UTDI), which can additionally be used to generate shock Hugoniot data in tabletop experiments. Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) is developed as a temperature diagnostic. A transient absorption spectroscopy setup has been developed to probe shock - induced changes during shock compressio n. UTDI results are presented under dynamic, direct - laser - drive conditions and shock Hugoniots are estimated for inert polystyrene samples and for the explosive hexanitroazobenzene, with results from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore presented here. SRS a nd transient absorption diagnostics are demonstrated on static thin - film samples, and paths forward to dynamic experiments are presented.

Kearney, Sean P.; Jilek, Brook Anton; Kohl, Ian Thomas; Farrow, Darcie; Urayama, Junji

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Development of a techno-economic model to optimization DOE spent nuclear fuel disposition  

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The purpose of the National Spent Nuclear Fuel (NSNF) Program conducted by Lockheed Martin Idaho Technology Co. (LMITCO) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is to evaluate what to do with the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Final disposition of the SNF may require that the fuel be treated to minimize material concerns. The treatments may range from electrometallurgical treatment and chemical dissolution to engineering controls. Treatment options and treatment locations will depend on the fuel type and the current locations of the fuel. One of the first steps associated with selecting one or more sites for treating the SNF in the DOE complex is to determine the cost of each option. An economic analysis will assist in determining which fuel treatment alternative attains the optimum disposition of SNF at the lowest possible cost to the government and the public. For this study, a set of questions was developed for the electrometallurgical treatment process for fuels at several locations. The set of questions addresses all issues associated with the design, construction, and operation of a production facility. A matrix table was developed to determine questions applicable to various fuel treatment options. A work breakdown structure (WBS) was developed to identify a treatment process and costs from initial design to shipment of treatment products to final disposition. Costs will be applied to determine the life-cycle cost of each option. This technique can also be applied to other treatment techniques for treating spent nuclear fuel.

Ramer, R.J.; Plum, M.M.; Adams, J.P.; Dahl, C.A.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Development of a Techno-Economic Model to Optimize DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposition  

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The National Spent Nuclear Fuel (NSNF) Program is evaluating final disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNE) in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Final disposition of SNF may require that the fuel be treated to minimize material concerns. The treatments may range from electrometallurgical treatment (EMT) and chemical dissolution to engineering controls. Treatment options and treatment locations will depend on fuel type and location of the fuel. One of the first steps associated with selecting one or more sites for treating SNF in the DOE complex is to determine the cost of each option. An economic analysis will assist in determining which fuel treatment alternative attains the optimum disposition of SNF at the lowest possible cost to the government and the public. For this study, a set of questions was developed for the EMT process for fuels at several locations. The set of questions addresses all issues associated with design, construction, and operation of a production facility. A matrix table was developed to determine questions applicable to various fuel treatment options. A work breakdown structure (WBS) was developed to identify a treatment process and costs from initial design to shipment of treatment products to final disposition. Costs can be applied to determine the life cycle cost of each option. This technique can also be applied to other treatment techniques for treating SNF.

Ramer, R. J.; Plum, M. M.; Adams, J. P.; Dahl, C. A.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Predictive tools for coolant development: An accelerated aging procedure for modeling fleet test results  

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The objective of this study was to develop an accelerated aging test (AAT) for conventional and extended life coolants that will predict coolant composition and performance after 100,000 or more miles (160,930 km) of use. The procedure was developed by examining the effects of a series of cooling system metals, their surface area and the amount of each used, test temperature, glycol concentration, and test time on important chemical and physical properties of the test coolant. The chemical and physical properties evaluated included the accumulation of glycol degradation products, the depletion rate of active inhibitors, the pH drop, and the presence of corrosion products in solution. In addition, the test coolant performance was evaluated in ASTM D 1384 and D 4340. The effects of variation in the test procedure on the coolant were compared to actual coolant from extended duration fleet tests. The test procedure selected gave test coolant with composition, physical properties, and performance that compared favorably with the fleet test fluid. The test performance was validated by comparing the properties of a series fluids after this test to corresponding fluids removed from vehicles after extended use. An example of fluid development using this procedure is presented. Further areas of investigation are suggested. It is recommended that the general test procedure be considered for adoption as an ASTM test method for evaluation of the extended performance of fluids in automotive and light duty cooling systems.

Gershun, A.V.; Mercer, W.C. [Prestone Products Corp., Danbury, CT (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Urban bus driver ride and road-friendliness. Part I: Model development and role of operating parameters  

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This study explores the driver-ride and road-friendliness characteristics of an urban bus through model derivation and validation, sensitivity analysis, suspension damping optimisation and field assessments. Part I of the study develops a three-dimensional urban bus model by integrating non-linear models of suspension components and tyres that were derived from laboratory-measured data. The vehicle model is validated through field tests, and employed for sensitivity analyses of different operating parameters, including forward speed, tyre inflation pressure, vehicle load and road roughness. The results demonstrate significant roles of these parameters on the dynamic responses relating to driver ride and road-friendliness, which are coupled in a complex manner. The results suggest that measures related to sustainability of urban infrastructure and vehicle structure, together with the health and safety of the drivers, are directly coupled in light of the road roughness. The validated full-vehicle model is further employed for suspension damping design optimisation and its field assessments, which are presented in Part II of the study.

Subhash Rakheja; Dongpu Cao; Zhanqi Wang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Development and Validation of an Aeroelastic Model of a Small Furling Wind Turbine: Preprint  

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Small wind turbines often use some form of furling (yawing and/or tilting out of the wind) to protect against excessive power generation and rotor speeds in high winds.The verification study demonstrated the correct implementation of FAST's furling dynamics. During validation, the model tends to predict mean rotor speeds higher than measured in spite of the fact that the mean furl motion and rotor thrust are predicted quite accurately. This work has culminated with an enhanced version of FAST that should prove to be a valuable asset to designers of small wind turbines.

Jonkman, J. M.; Hansen, A. C.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Diagenetic effects of salt intrusions - an alternate model of caprock development  

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Mineralogical, chemical, and isotopic changes were found as depth increased in texturally homogeneous sediment recovered from six 300-m (985-ft) boreholes on the outer shelf and slope of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. In 2 of the 3 boreholes on the shelf and in all 3 boreholes on the slope, sediments of late Pleistocene age were found to be directly in contact with salt at the top of piercement structures. The other borehole was drilled on the flank of a salt intrusion also penetrating late Pleistocene sediment. In sediments over the top of the salt, the abundance of expandable clays (smectite) compared with nonexpandable clays (illite) decreases with depth. Within the carbonate fraction, delta/sup 13/C values range from -2% near the salt-sediment interface to 1% at the surface. This deviation is apparently a response to reprecipitation adjacent to the salt-sediment interface, with lighter isotopes derived from oxidation of the isotopically light organic matter. No mineralogical, chemical, or isotopic trends were found in sediments on the flank of the salt intrusion. The most commonly accepted model of cap rock formation requires the intrusion of a salt stock into a flowing aquifer, a unit which supplies water needed to dissolve salt concentrate, the anhydrite, and provide the subsequent chemical environment for gypsum and calcite formation. In the proposed model, water is the result of diagenesis caused by sediment-salt interaction. Cap rock formation then may occur well below base level and well out on the continental slope.

Holmes, C.W.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Developing algorithms for predicting protein-protein interactions of homology modeled proteins.  

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The goal of this project was to examine the protein-protein docking problem, especially as it relates to homology-based structures, identify the key bottlenecks in current software tools, and evaluate and prototype new algorithms that may be developed to improve these bottlenecks. This report describes the current challenges in the protein-protein docking problem: correctly predicting the binding site for the protein-protein interaction and correctly placing the sidechains. Two different and complementary approaches are taken that can help with the protein-protein docking problem. The first approach is to predict interaction sites prior to docking, and uses bioinformatics studies of protein-protein interactions to predict theses interaction site. The second approach is to improve validation of predicted complexes after docking, and uses an improved scoring function for evaluating proposed docked poses, incorporating a solvation term. This scoring function demonstrates significant improvement over current state-of-the art functions. Initial studies on both these approaches are promising, and argue for full development of these algorithms.

Martin, Shawn Bryan; Sale, Kenneth L.; Faulon, Jean-Loup Michel; Roe, Diana C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of mathematical model for cool down technique in the LNG pipe-line system  

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An increase in demand for LNG as energy source can be expected since LNG is clean, in stable supply and produces low levels of carbon dioxide. Expansion of various LNG plants is planned. However, the optimal design of the LNG pipe-line systems has not yet been determined since the LNG transport phenomenon is not yet fully understood clearly. For example, in the LNG pipe-line system, large temperature gradients occur when the LNG transport starts. Therefore, although the necessity to cool down the pipe in order to minimize serious deformation is clear, the studies to understand it quantitatively have not been carried out. In this study, experiments on a commercial plant scale and a computer simulation, made up of structural analysis and two phase flow simulation were carried out to establish a prediction model of pipe deformation and to understand the phenomenon in the pipe.

Hamaogi, Kenji; Takatani, Kouji; Kosugi, Sanai; Fukunaga, Takeshi

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Probabilistic modeling of the corrosion of steel structures in marine water-development works  

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Considering that corrosion takes place as a random process over time, a a probabilistic approach was utilized in this paper. The corrosion of metallic sheet piling employed in the fascia wall of a bulwerk is considered as an example. A stochastic model is constructed on the base of a modified Weibull distribution function with consideration of parameters of the corrosion process as a function of time. One of the factors defining the corrosion rate of the sheet piling is the degree of access of a section of the wall to the zone of variable water level, or the underwater zone. The type of corrosion-continuous or local-is another factor. The accuracy of corrosion prediction in the underwater zone is higher than that in the zone of variable water level.

Bekker, A. T.; Lyubimov, V. S.; Kovalenko, R. G.; Aleksandrov, A. V.

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

463

Offshore Wind Guidance Document: Oceanography and Sediment Stability (Version 1) Development of a Conceptual Site Model.  

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This guidance document provide s the reader with an overview of the key environmental considerations for a typical offshore wind coastal location and the tools to help guide the reader through a thoro ugh planning process. It will enable readers to identify the key coastal processes relevant to their offshore wind site and perform pertinent analysis to guide siting and layout design, with the goal of minimizing costs associated with planning, permitting , and long - ter m maintenance. The document highlight s site characterization and assessment techniques for evaluating spatial patterns of sediment dynamics in the vicinity of a wind farm under typical, extreme, and storm conditions. Finally, the document des cribe s the assimilation of all of this information into the conceptual site model (CSM) to aid the decision - making processes.

Roberts, Jesse D.; Jason Magalen; Craig Jones

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF A VALIDATED MODEL FOR USE IN MINIMIZING NOx EMISSIONS AND MAXIMIZING CARBON UTILIZATION WHEN COFIRING BIOMASS WITH COAL  

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This is the first Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-00NT40895. A statement of the project objectives is included in the Introduction of this report. The project goals and detailed plans were presented in two project kickoff meetings; one at NETL in Pittsburgh and one in Birmingham, AL at Southern Research Institute. Progress has been made in developing a modeling approach to synthesize the reaction time and temperature distributions that will be produced by computational fluid dynamic models of the pilot-scale combustion furnace and the char burnout and chemical reaction kinetics that will predict NOx emissions and unburned carbon levels in the furnace exhaust. Preparations are under way for the initial pilot-scale combustion experiments.

Larry G. Felix; P. Vann Bush; Stephen Niksa

2001-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine  

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Development and Verification of Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine M.J. Lawson and Y. Li. National Renewable Energy Laboratory D.C. Sale University of Washington Presented at the 30 th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 19-24, 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Conference Paper NREL/CP-5000-50981 October 2011 Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US

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Development of a mass balance model for estimating PCB export from the lower Fox River to Green Bay  

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A mass balance approach was used to model contaminant cycling in the lower Fox River from the DePere Dam to Green Bay. The objectives of this research were (1) to estimate present contaminant export from the Fox River to Green Bay, and (2) to quantify contaminant transport and fate pathways in the lower river for the study period. Specifically, a model describing the transport, fate, and export of chlorides, total suspended solids, total PCBs, and six PCB congeners for the lower Fox River was developed. Field data collected as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Bay Mass Balance Study were used to calibrate the model. Model results suggest that the transport of inplace pollutants significantly contributed to the cumulative export of total PCBs over this period. Estimated total PCB transport in the Fox River during 1989 increased 60% between the dam and river mouth due to the resuspension of lower river sediments. Total suspended solids and PCB predictions are most sensitive to particle transport parameters, particularly the settling and resuspension velocities. The significant components of the total PCB mass balance are import (loading over the DePere Dam), settling, resuspension, and export to Green Bay. Volatilization, porewater transport, and point source input were not significant to the mass balance. Present point source discharges to the river are not significant total PCB sources, collectively contributing less than 6 kg of PCB to the river during the mass balance period.

Velleux, M.; Endicott, D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Information Theory Concepts for Developing Contaminated Site Detection Method: Case for Fission Product and Actinides Accumulation Modeling  

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Information theory concepts and their fundamental importance for environmental pollution analysis in light of experience of Chernobyl accident in Belarus are discussed. An information and dynamic models of the radionuclide composition formation in the fuel of the Nuclear Power Plant are developed. With the use of code DECA numerical calculation of actinides (58 isotopes are included) and fission products (650 isotopes are included) activities has been carried out and their dependence with the fuel burn-up of the RBMK-type reactor have been investigated. (authors)

Harbachova, N.V.; Sharavarau, H.A. [Joint Institute of Power and Nuclear Research - 'Sosny' National Academy of Sciences, 99 Academic, A.K. Krasin Str., 220109 Minsk (Belarus)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The CLIMIX model: A tool to create and evaluate spatially-resolved scenarios of photovoltaic and wind power development  

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Abstract Renewable energies arise as part of both economic development plans and mitigation strategies aimed at abating climate change. Contrariwise, most renewable energies are potentially vulnerable to climate change, which could affect in particular solar and wind power. Proper evaluations of this two-way climaterenewable energy relationship require detailed information of the geographical location of the renewable energy fleets. However, this information is usually provided as total amounts installed per administrative region, especially with respect to future planned installations. To help overcome this limiting issue, the objective of this contribution was to develop the so-called CLIMIX model: a tool that performs a realistic spatial allocation of given amounts of both photovoltaic (PV) and wind power installed capacities and evaluates the energy generated under varying climate conditions. This is done over a regular grid so that the created scenarios can be directly used in conjunction with outputs of climate models. First, we used the 0.44 resolution grid defined for the EURO-CORDEX project and applied the CLIMIX model to spatially allocate total amounts of both unreported 2012 and future 2020 PV and wind power installations in Europe at the country level. Second, we performed a validation exercise using the various options for estimating PV and wind power production under the created scenarios that are included in the model. The results revealed an acceptable agreement between the estimated and the recorded power production values in every European country. Lastly, we estimated increases in power production derived from the future deployment of new renewable units, often obtaining non-direct relationships. This latter further emphasizes the need of accurate spatially-resolved PV and wind power scenarios in order to perform reliable estimations of power production.

S. Jerez; F. Thais; I. Tobin; M. Wild; A. Colette; P. Yiou; R. Vautard

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD Model Development and validation for High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor Cavity Cooling System (RCCS) Applications  

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The Reactor Cavity Cooling Systems (RCCS) is a passive safety system that will be incorporated in the VTHR design. The system was designed to remove the heat from the reactor cavity and maintain the temperature of structures and concrete walls under desired limits during normal operation (steady-state) and accident scenarios. A small scale (1:23) water-cooled experimental facility was scaled, designed, and constructed in order to study the complex thermohydraulic phenomena taking place in the RCCS during stead-state and transient conditions. The facility represents a portion of the reactor vessel with nine stainless steel coolant risers and utilizes water as coolant. The facility was equipped with instrumentation to measure temperatures and flow rates and a general verification was completed during the shakedown. A model of the experimental facility was prepared using RELAP5-3D and simulations were performed to validate the scaling procedure. The experimental data produced during the stead-state run were compared with the simulation results obtained using RELAP5-3D. The overall behavior of the facility met the expectations. The facility capabilities were confirmed to be very promising in performing additional experimental tests, including flow visualization, and produce data for code validation.

Hassan, Yassin; Corradini, Michael; Tokuhiro, Akira; Wei, Thomas Y.C.

2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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On approximate reasoning and minimal models for the development of robust outdoor vehicle navigation schemes  

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Outdoor sensor-based operation of autonomous robots has revealed to be an extremely challenging problem, mainly because of the difficulties encountered when attempting to represent the many uncertainties which are always present in the real world. These uncertainties are primarily due to sensor imprecisions and unpredictability of the environment, i.e., lack of full knowledge of the environment characteristics and dynamics. Two basic principles, or philosophies, and their associated methodologies are proposed in an attempt to remedy some of these difficulties. The first principle is based on the concept of ``minimal model`` for accomplishing given tasks and proposes to utilize only the minimum level of information and precision necessary to accomplish elemental functions of complex tasks. This approach diverges completely from the direction taken by most artificial vision studies which conventionally call for crisp and detailed analysis of every available component in the perception data. The paper will first review the basic concepts of this approach and will discuss its pragmatic feasibility when embodied in a behaviorist framework. The second principle which is proposed deals with implicit representation of uncertainties using Fuzzy Set Theory-based approximations and approximate reasoning, rather than explicit (crisp) representation through calculation and conventional propagation techniques. A framework which merges these principles and approaches is presented, and its application to the problem of sensor-based outdoor navigation of a mobile robot is discussed. Results of navigation experiments with a real car in actual outdoor environments are also discussed to illustrate the feasibility of the overall concept.

Pin, F.G.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Computer Model for Prediction of PCB Degradation Endpoints  

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Several researchers have demonstrated the transformation if polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. This transformation, or conversion, is characteristic and often dependent on PCB congener structure and in addition, dictates the products or endpoints. Since transformation is linked to microbial activities, bioremediation has been hailed as a possible solution for PCB-contaminated soils and sediments, and several demonstration activities have verified laboratory results. This paper presents results from mathematical modeling of PCB transformation as a means of predicting possible endpoints of bioremediation. Since transformation can be influenced by both starting composition of the PCBs and microbial activity, this paper systematically evaluates several of the most common transformation patterns. The predicted data are also compared with experimental results. For example, the correlation between laboratory-observed and predicted endpoint data was, in some cases, as good as 0.98 (perfect correlation = 1.0). In addition to predicting chemical endpoints, the possible human effects of the PCBs are discussed through the use of documented dioxin-like toxicity and accumulation in humans before and after transformation.

Just, E.M.; Klasson, T.

1999-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of CFD models to support LEU Conversion of ORNL s High Flux Isotope Reactor  

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The US Department of Energy s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is participating in the Global Threat Reduction Initiative to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide. As an integral part of one of NNSA s subprograms, Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, HFIR is being converted from the present HEU core to a low enriched uranium (LEU) core with less than 20% of U-235 by weight. Because of HFIR s importance for condensed matter research in the United States, its conversion to a high-density, U-Mo-based, LEU fuel should not significantly impact its existing performance. Furthermore, cost and availability considerations suggest making only minimal changes to the overall HFIR facility. Therefore, the goal of this conversion program is only to substitute LEU for the fuel type in the existing fuel plate design, retaining the same number of fuel plates, with the same physical dimensions, as in the current HFIR HEU core. Because LEU-specific testing and experiments will be limited, COMSOL Multiphysics was chosen to provide the needed simulation capability to validate against the HEU design data and previous calculations, and predict the performance of the proposed LEU fuel for design and safety analyses. To achieve it, advanced COMSOL-based multiphysics simulations, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), are being developed to capture the turbulent flows and associated heat transfer in fine detail and to improve predictive accuracy [2].

Khane, Vaibhav B [ORNL] [ORNL; Jain, Prashant K [ORNL] [ORNL; Freels, James D [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a regional groundwater flow model for the area of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer  

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This report documents a study conducted to develop a regional groundwater flow model for the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer in the area of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The model was developed to support Waste Area Group 10, Operable Unit 10-04 groundwater flow and transport studies. The products of this study are this report and a set of computational tools designed to numerically model the regional groundwater flow in the Eastern Snake River Plain aquifer. The objective of developing the current model was to create a tool for defining the regional groundwater flow at the INEL. The model was developed to (a) support future transport modeling for WAG 10-04 by providing the regional groundwater flow information needed for the WAG 10-04 risk assessment, (b) define the regional groundwater flow setting for modeling groundwater contaminant tran