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Underwater Pipeline Repair in Difficult Seabed Conditions: Problems and Solutions  

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This paper examines the application of innovative technology to significantly reduce the time for a major repair to a 36 inch diameter buried submarine pipeline.

B. A. Jones; N. Wright

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical engineering Mechanical engineering is about solving problems, designing processes,  

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Mechanical engineering Mechanical engineering is about solving problems, designing processes, and making products to improve the quality of human life and shape the economy. Mechanical engineers apply the principles of physics, mathematics, computing and practical skills to design mechanical systems and artefacts

Waikato, University of

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Effect of multiple repairs in girth welds of pipelines on the mechanical properties  

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This work presents the results of multiple weld repairs in the same area in seamless API X-52 microalloyed steel pipe. Four conditions of shielded metal arc welding repairs and one as-welded specimen of the girth weld were characterized to determine changes in the microstructure, grain size in the heat affected zone, and to evaluate their effect on the mechanical properties of the weld joints. The mechanical properties by means of tension tests, Charpy-V impact resistance and Vickers hardness of the welds were analyzed. The results indicate that significant changes are not generated in the microstructural constituents of the heat affected zone. Grain growth in the heat affected zone at the specimen mid-thickness with the number of repairs was observed. Tensile strength of the weld joints meets the requirement of the API 1104 standard even after the fourth weld repair. Significant reduction in Charpy-V impact resistance with the number of weld repairs was found when the notch location was in the intersection of the fusion line with the specimen mid-thickness. A significant increase in the Vickers hardness of the heat affected zone occurred after the first repair and a gradual decrease in the Vickers hardness occurred as the number of repairs increases.

Vega, O.E.; Hallen, J.M. [Departamento de Ingenieria Metalurgica, ESIQIE-IPN, Laboratorios Pesados de Metalurgia, UPALM, Zacatenco, C.P. 07738, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Villagomez, A. [Construcciones Maritimas Mexicanas, CMM-PROTEXA, Av. Periferica s/n, Fracc. Lomas de Holche, C.P. 24120, Cd. del Carmen, Campeche (Mexico); Contreras, A. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Investigacion en Ductos, Corrosion y Materiales, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas Norte 152 Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, C.P. 07730, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)], E-mail: acontrer@imp.mx

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Solving chemical and mechanical problems of PWR steam generators  

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Steam generators in power plants, based on pressurized water reactors (PWRs), transfer heat from a primary coolant system (pressurized water) to a secondary coolant system. Primary coolant water is heated in the core and passes through the steam generator that transfers heat to the secondary coolant water to make steam. The steam then drives a turbine that turns an electric generator. Steam is condensed and returned to the steam generator as feedwater. Two types of PWR steam generators are in use: recirculating steam generators (RSGs) and once-through steam generators (OTSGs). Since most of the units are vertical, only vertical units are discussed in this article. Some vertical units have operated with a minimum of problems, while others have experienced a variety of corrosion and mechanically-induced problems that have caused unscheduled outages and expensive repairs.

Green, S.J.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterisation of mechanical and thermal properties of epoxy grouts for composite repair of steel pipelines  

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Abstract The mechanical and thermal properties of the grouts are critical to their potential application as infill materials in structural repair. In this paper, the mechanical and thermal behaviour of five epoxy based grouts were investigated to identify their prospects as a component of the composite repair for steel pipelines. The compressive strength and stiffness of the grouts are found to be 52–120 MPa and 1.7–11 GPa, respectively. The tensile, flexural and shear strengths of the grouts are found to be within the ranges of 11–32, 27–53, and 13–30 MPa, respectively. The tensile and flexural moduli range within 3–17, and 4–13 GPa, respectively. Thermal analysis of the grouts suggests that the glass transition temperature (Tg) within 60 and 90 °C which also provide the thermal applicability limits for the grouts in the composite repair of steel pipes. The development of compressive properties of three selected grouts over 28 days period was also investigated as well as the effect of the addition of coarse fillers.

Md Shamsuddoha; Md Mainul Islam; Thiru Aravinthan; Allan Manalo; Kin-tak Lau

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES  

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The two broad categories of fiber-reinforced composite liner repair and deposited weld metal repair technologies were reviewed and evaluated for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Principal conclusions from a survey of natural gas transmission industry pipeline operators can be summarized in terms of the following performance requirements for internal repair: (1) Use of internal repair is most attractive for river crossings, under other bodies of water, in difficult soil conditions, under highways, under congested intersections, and under railway crossings. (2) Internal pipe repair offers a strong potential advantage to the high cost of horizontal direct drilling when a new bore must be created to solve a leak or other problem. (3) Typical travel distances can be divided into three distinct groups: up to 305 m (1,000 ft.); between 305 m and 610 m (1,000 ft. and 2,000 ft.); and beyond 914 m (3,000 ft.). All three groups require pig-based systems. A despooled umbilical system would suffice for the first two groups which represents 81% of survey respondents. The third group would require an onboard self-contained power unit for propulsion and welding/liner repair energy needs. (4) The most common size range for 80% to 90% of operators surveyed is 508 mm (20 in.) to 762 mm (30 in.), with 95% using 558.8 mm (22 in.) pipe. Evaluation trials were conducted on pipe sections with simulated corrosion damage repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liners, carbon fiber-reinforced composite liners, and weld deposition. Additional un-repaired pipe sections were evaluated in the virgin condition and with simulated damage. Hydrostatic failure pressures for pipe sections repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liner were only marginally greater than that of pipe sections without liners, indicating that this type of liner is only marginally effective at restoring the pressure containing capabilities of pipelines. Failure pressures for larger diameter pipe repaired with a semi-circular patch of carbon fiber-reinforced composite lines were also marginally greater than that of a pipe section with un-repaired simulated damage without a liner. These results indicate that fiber reinforced composite liners have the potential to increase the burst pressure of pipe sections with external damage Carbon fiber based liners are viewed as more promising than glass fiber based liners because of the potential for more closely matching the mechanical properties of steel. Pipe repaired with weld deposition failed at pressures lower than that of un-repaired pipe in both the virgin and damaged conditions, indicating that this repair technology is less effective at restoring the pressure containing capability of pipe than a carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair. Physical testing indicates that carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair is the most promising technology evaluated to-date. In lieu of a field installation on an abandoned pipeline, a preliminary nondestructive testing protocol is being developed to determine the success or failure of the fiber-reinforced liner pipeline repairs. Optimization and validation activities for carbon-fiber repair methods are ongoing.

Bill Bruce; Nancy Porter; George Ritter; Matt Boring; Mark Lozev; Ian Harris; Bill Mohr; Dennis Harwig; Robin Gordon; Chris Neary; Mike Sullivan

2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES  

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The two broad categories of fiber-reinforced composite liner repair and deposited weld metal repair technologies were reviewed and evaluated for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Principal conclusions from a survey of natural gas transmission industry pipeline operators can be summarized in terms of the following performance requirements for internal repair: (1) Use of internal repair is most attractive for river crossings, under other bodies of water, in difficult soil conditions, under highways, under congested intersections, and under railway crossings. (2) Internal pipe repair offers a strong potential advantage to the high cost of horizontal direct drilling when a new bore must be created to solve a leak or other problem. (3) Typical travel distances can be divided into three distinct groups: up to 305 m (1,000 ft.); between 305 m and 610 m (1,000 ft. and 2,000 ft.); and beyond 914 m (3,000 ft.). All three groups require pig-based systems. A despooled umbilical system would suffice for the first two groups which represents 81% of survey respondents. The third group would require an onboard self-contained power unit for propulsion and welding/liner repair energy needs. (4) The most common size range for 80% to 90% of operators surveyed is 508 mm (20 in.) to 762 mm (30 in.), with 95% using 558.8 mm (22 in.) pipe. Evaluation trials were conducted on pipe sections with simulated corrosion damage repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liners, carbon fiber-reinforced composite liners, and weld deposition. Additional un-repaired pipe sections were evaluated in the virgin condition and with simulated damage. Hydrostatic failure pressures for pipe sections repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liner were only marginally greater than that of pipe sections without liners, indicating that this type of liner is only marginally effective at restoring the pressure containing capabilities of pipelines. Failure pressures for larger diameter pipe repaired with a semi-circular patch of carbon fiber-reinforced composite lines were also marginally greater than that of a pipe section with un-repaired simulated damage without a liner. These results indicate that fiber reinforced composite liners have the potential to increase the burst pressure of pipe sections with external damage Carbon fiber based liners are viewed as more promising than glass fiber based liners because of the potential for more closely matching the mechanical properties of steel. Pipe repaired with weld deposition failed at pressures lower than that of un-repaired pipe in both the virgin and damaged conditions, indicating that this repair technology is less effective at restoring the pressure containing capability of pipe than a carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair. Physical testing indicates that carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair is the most promising technology evaluated to-date. The first round of optimization and validation activities for carbon-fiber repairs are complete. Development of a comprehensive test plan for this process is recommended for use in the field trial portion of this program.

Robin Gordon; Bill Bruce; Ian Harris; Dennis Harwig; George Ritter; Bill Mohr; Matt Boring; Nancy Porter; Mike Sullivan; Chris Neary

2004-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES  

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The two broad categories of fiber-reinforced composite liner repair and deposited weld metal repair technologies were reviewed and evaluated for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Principal conclusions from a survey of natural gas transmission industry pipeline operators can be summarized in terms of the following performance requirements for internal repair: (1) Use of internal repair is most attractive for river crossings, under other bodies of water, in difficult soil conditions, under highways, under congested intersections, and under railway. (2) Internal pipe repair offers a strong potential advantage to the high cost of horizontal direct drilling when a new bore must be created to solve a leak or other problem. (3) Typical travel distances can be divided into three distinct groups: up to 305 m (1,000 ft.); between 305 m and 610 m (1,000 ft. and 2,000 ft.); and beyond 914 m (3,000 ft.). All three groups require pig-based systems. A despooled umbilical system would suffice for the first two groups which represents 81% of survey respondents. The third group would require an onboard self-contained power unit for propulsion and welding/liner repair energy needs. (4) The most common size range for 80% to 90% of operators surveyed is 508 mm (20 in.) to 762 mm (30 in.), with 95% using 558.8 mm (22 in.) pipe. Evaluation trials were conducted on pipe sections with simulated corrosion damage repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liners, carbon fiber-reinforced composite liners, and weld deposition. Additional un-repaired pipe sections were evaluated in the virgin condition and with simulated damage. Hydrostatic failure pressures for pipe sections repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liner were only marginally greater than that of pipe sections without liners, indicating that this type of liner is only marginally effective at restoring the pressure containing capabilities of pipelines. Failure pressures for larger diameter pipe repaired with a semi-circular patch of carbon fiber-reinforced composite lines were also marginally greater than that of a pipe section with un-repaired simulated damage without a liner. These results indicate that fiber reinforced composite liners have the potential to increase the burst pressure of pipe sections with external damage Carbon fiber based liners are viewed as more promising than glass fiber based liners because of the potential for more closely matching the mechanical properties of steel. Pipe repaired with weld deposition failed at pressures lower than that of un-repaired pipe in both the virgin and damaged conditions, indicating that this repair technology is less effective at restoring the pressure containing capability of pipe than a carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair. Physical testing indicates that carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair is the most promising technology evaluated to-date. Development of a comprehensive test plan for this process is recommended for use in the field trial portion of this program.

Robin Gordon; Bill Bruce; Ian Harris; Dennis Harwig; George Ritter; Bill Mohr; Matt Boring; Nancy Porter; Mike Sullivan; Chris Neary

2004-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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APPROACHES TO NONCONVEX VARIATIONAL PROBLEMS OF MECHANICS  

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linearly independent loadings. The bound for the range of C follows from the lower bound of the energy Lake City UT 84112, U.S.A. Abstract. This paper reviews recent developments of mathematical meth- ods in a structure. A typical problem is min- imization of the energy of a heterogeneous structure by a layout

Cherkaev, Andrej

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Electromagnetic Inverse Problems Involving Distributions of Dielectric Mechanisms and Parameters  

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Electromagnetic Inverse Problems Involving Distributions of Dielectric Mechanisms and Parameters H University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205 August 17, 2005 Abstract We consider electromagnetic interrogation, uniform, log-normal, and log-Bi-Gaussian distributions. Keywords: Electromagnetic interrogation

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“Synthetic Lethality”: Molecular Co-targeting to Restore the DNA Repair Mechanisms in Prostate Cancer Cells  

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To this end, PARP inhibitors are the well-known class of drugs that have recently been proposed to reach synthetic lethality in DNA repair-defective, radio-resistant prostate tumors.

Gennaro Ilardi; Stefania Staibano

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Look at the Quantum Mechanical Problem of Measurement  

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According to orthodox quantum mechanics state vectors change in two incompatible ways: “deterministically” in accordance with Schr0?dinger's time-dependent equation and probabilistically if and only if a measurement is made. It is argued here that the problem of measurement arises because the precise mutually exclusive conditions for these two types of transitions to occur are not specified within orthodox quantum mechanics. Fundamentally this is due to an inevitable ambiguity in the notion of “measurement” itself. Hence if the problem of measurement is to be resolved a new fully objective version of quantum mechanics needs to be developed which does not incorporate the notion of measurement in its basic postulates at all.

Nicholas Maxwell

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical modeling of porous oxide fuel pellet A Test Problem  

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A poro-elasto-plastic material model has been developed to capture the response of oxide fuels inside the nuclear reactors under operating conditions. Behavior of the oxide fuel and variation in void volume fraction under mechanical loading as predicted by the developed model has been reported in this article. The significant effect of void volume fraction on the overall stress distribution of the fuel pellet has also been described. An important oxide fuel issue that can have significant impact on the fuel performance is the mechanical response of oxide fuel pellet and clad system. Specifically, modeling the thermo-mechanical response of the fuel pellet in terms of its thermal expansion, mechanical deformation, swelling due to void formation and evolution, and the eventual contact of the fuel with the clad is of significant interest in understanding the fuel-clad mechanical interaction (FCMI). These phenomena are nonlinear and coupled since reduction in the fuel-clad gap affects thermal conductivity of the gap, which in turn affects temperature distribution within the fuel and the material properties of the fuel. Consequently, in order to accurately capture fuel-clad gap closure, we need to account for fuel swelling due to generation, retention, and evolution of fission gas in addition to the usual thermal expansion and mechanical deformation. Both fuel chemistry and microstructure also have a significant effect on the nucleation and growth of fission gas bubbles. Fuel-clad gap closure leading to eventual contact of the fuel with the clad introduces significant stresses in the clad, which makes thermo-mechanical response of the clad even more relevant. The overall aim of this test problem is to incorporate the above features in order to accurately capture fuel-clad mechanical interaction. Because of the complex nature of the problem, a series of test problems with increasing multi-physics coupling features, modeling accuracy, and complexity are defined with the objective of accurate simulation of fuel-clad mechanical interaction subjected to a wide-range of thermomechanical stimuli.

Nukala, Phani K [ORNL; Barai, Pallab [ORNL; Simunovic, Srdjan [ORNL; Ott, Larry J [ORNL

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Significance of changes in residual stresses and mechanical properties due to SMAW repair of girth welds in linepipe  

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This program assessed the effects of SMAW repair welding on changes in surface residual stress distribution, fracture toughness and hardness around girth weld joints in linepipe. The following types of repair welds were studied: a part wall repair, a multiple part wall repair and full wall repair. The results were compared with a non-repaired weld sample. It was found that for the weld samples studied in this program, the full wall repair produced the most severe residual stress distribution followed by the multiple and single part wall repairs. The single repair only slightly increased the residual stress distribution when compared to the as-welded condition. Dramatic reductions in toughness were found in the multiple and full repairs due to coarse-grained regions produced during the repair operations. The single part wall repair exhibited an increase in toughness as a result of the addition of a cosmetic capping pass which resulted in greater grain refinement. This suggests that repair procedures utilizing a stringer or temper bead technique may reduce the effect of weld repairs on toughness.

McGaughy, T.; Boyles, L.

1990-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Surgical Repair or Reconstruction on Radiocarpal Mechanics from Wrists with Scapholunate Ligament Injury  

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Osteoarthritis as a result of injury/trauma is a significant problem, and there is still a need to develop tools for evaluating joint injuries and the effectiveness of surgical treatments. For the wrist in particular, ...

Johnson, Joshua

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of problem model change mechanisms issued from CSP and TRIZ  

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1 Comparison of problem model change mechanisms issued from CSP and TRIZ RRoollaanndd DDee GGuuiioo satisfaction problem (CSP), on the other hand. Keywords: over-constrained problems, dialectical methods issued from CSP and TRIZ 2 · a set of evaluation parameters, which represent the objective of the problem

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Mechanically equivalent elastic-plastic deformations and the problem of plastic spin David J. Steigmann1  

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Mechanically equivalent elastic-plastic deformations and the problem of plastic spin David J author to receive correspondence (steigman@me.berkeley.edu) Abstract: The problem of plastic spin is phrased in terms of a notion of mechanical equivalence among local relaxed configurations of an elastic/plastic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Large steam turbine repair: A survey  

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This report covers a survey taken to document the current state-of-the-art in repairs to large steam turbines. One objective was to provide information to assist utilities in making repair or replacement decisions. The survey revealed that a large number of repairs have been successfully repaired involving both mechanical and welding repair techniques. Repair techniques have been improving in recent years and are being used more frequently. No guidelines or codes exist for the repair of steam turbine components so each repair is primarily controlled by agreement between the utility, contractor and insurer. Types of repairs are reviewed in this report and in addition, the capabilities of various contractors who are currently active in providing repair service. 40 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

Findlan, S.J.; Lube, B. (EPRI Nondestructive Evaluation Center, Charlotte, NC (United States))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES  

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The two broad categories of deposited weld metal repair and fiber-reinforced composite liner repair technologies were reviewed for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Preliminary test programs were developed for both deposited weld metal repair and for fiber-reinforced composite liner repair. Evaluation trials have been conducted using a modified fiber-reinforced composite liner provided by RolaTube and pipe sections without liners. All pipe section specimens failed in areas of simulated damage. Pipe sections containing fiber-reinforced composite liners failed at pressures marginally greater than the pipe sections without liners. The next step is to evaluate a liner material with a modulus of elasticity approximately 95% of the modulus of elasticity for steel. Preliminary welding parameters were developed for deposited weld metal repair in preparation of the receipt of Pacific Gas & Electric's internal pipeline welding repair system (that was designed specifically for 559 mm (22 in.) diameter pipe) and the receipt of 559 mm (22 in.) pipe sections from Panhandle Eastern. The next steps are to transfer welding parameters to the PG&E system and to pressure test repaired pipe sections to failure. A survey of pipeline operators was conducted to better understand the needs and performance requirements of the natural gas transmission industry regarding internal repair. Completed surveys contained the following principal conclusions: (1) Use of internal weld repair is most attractive for river crossings, under other bodies of water, in difficult soil conditions, under highways, under congested intersections, and under railway crossings. (2) Internal pipe repair offers a strong potential advantage to the high cost of horizontal direct drilling (HDD) when a new bore must be created to solve a leak or other problem. (3) Typical travel distances can be divided into three distinct groups: up to 305 m (1,000 ft.); between 305 m and 610 m (1,000 ft. and 2,000 ft.); and beyond 914 m (3,000 ft.). All three groups require pig-based systems. A despooled umbilical system would suffice for the first two groups which represents 81% of survey respondents. The third group would require an onboard self-contained power unit for propulsion and welding/liner repair energy needs. (4) Pipe diameter sizes range from 50.8 mm (2 in.) through 1,219.2 mm (48 in.). The most common size range for 80% to 90% of operators surveyed is 508 mm to 762 mm (20 in. to 30 in.), with 95% using 558.8 mm (22 in.) pipe. An evaluation of potential repair methods clearly indicates that the project should continue to focus on the development of a repair process involving the use of GMAW welding and on the development of a repair process involving the use of fiber-reinforced composite liners.

Robin Gordon; Bill Bruce; Ian Harris; Dennis Harwig; Nancy Porter; Mike Sullivan; Chris Neary

2004-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES  

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The two broad categories of deposited weld metal repair and fiber-reinforced composite repair technologies were reviewed for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Preliminary test programs were developed for both deposited weld metal repairs and for fiber-reinforced composite repair. To date, all of the experimental work pertaining to the evaluation of potential repair methods has focused on fiber-reinforced composite repairs. Hydrostatic testing was also conducted on four pipeline sections with simulated corrosion damage: two with composite liners and two without.

Robin Gordon; Bill Bruce; Nancy Porter; Mike Sullivan; Chris Neary

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic equipment for pipeline repair  

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Hyperbaric welding provides the most reliable method for connection or repair of subsea oil and gas pipelines. Research on hyperbaric arc welding processes indicates that it should be possible to achieve stable welding conditions with Gas Tungsten Arc (GTA) to approximately 600m, and with Gas Metal Arc (GMA) and Plasma Arc to at least 1,000m. These depths are well beyond the limits of manned saturation diving. At the present time the limitation on the maximum depth to which these processes can be applied, in practice, is the requirement for completely diverless operation deeper than approximately 350m. Fully diverless hyperbaric welding is not presently available to the industry but several diverless pipeline repair systems which utilize mechanical connectors have been developed. This paper reviews the present status of mechanized hyperbaric welding systems currently being used in the North Sea and discusses some of the work being done to achieve fully diverless robotic pipeline repair with both welding and connectors.

Gibson, D.E.; Barratt, K.; Paterson, J. [National Hyperbaric Centre, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Single molecule studies of DNA mismatch repair  

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Abstract DNA mismatch repair, which involves is a widely conserved set of proteins, is essential to limit genetic drift in all organisms. The same system of proteins plays key roles in many cancer related cellular transactions in humans. Although the basic process has been reconstituted in vitro using purified components, many fundamental aspects of DNA mismatch repair remain hidden due in part to the complexity and transient nature of the interactions between the mismatch repair proteins and DNA substrates. Single molecule methods offer the capability to uncover these transient but complex interactions and allow novel insights into mechanisms that underlie DNA mismatch repair. In this review, we discuss applications of single molecule methodology including electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, particle tracking, FRET, and optical trapping to studies of DNA mismatch repair. These studies have led to formulation of mechanistic models of how proteins identify single base mismatches in the vast background of matched DNA and signal for their repair.

Dorothy A. Erie; Keith R. Weninger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint Characterisation for Repair Brazing of Superalloys  

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The restricted weldability of superalloys that can operate at high temperatures and under mechanical loadings, required in modern gas turbines, has lead to the development of repair brazing techniques for vari...

L. S. K. Heikinheimo; A. Laukkanen; J. Veivo

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid road repair vehicle  

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Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find at the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was not heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past. 2 figs.

Mara, L.M.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid road repair vehicle  

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Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find an the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was was heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past.

Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New standards for mechanical loading of HV air switches to reduce operating problems  

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The problems inherent in dealing with mechanical forces upon switch terminals of high voltage air disconnect switches could be reduced substantially if proposed new mechanical loading standards were adopted, says Donald L. Lott of Siemens-Allis' Power Switching division. The result would be longer, more reliable service life. Simply stated, current standards do not take into consideration the bending moment exerted on the switch terminal pad, which can lead to improper alignment, misoperation and high stress on terminal pads. Lott says that mechanical loadings on terminal pads of HV substation air disconnect switches dictate the location of bus or cable support insulators and expansion connectors for rigid bus. While horizontal and vertical (weight of the conductor) forces are usually considered in design criteria, the bending moment caused by rigid bus sag is not taken into consideration when span lengths are long. Yet, he warns, this force often may be the most significant and can influence the location of the bus support insulators. The proposed standards would incorporate the effect of such bending moments.

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1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated structural repair of a producing FPSO  

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The state of the art in FPSO design is advancing rapidly. The long-term reliability of FPSO systems has improved as maintenance issues, have received greater emphasis in both new-builds and conversions. Despite this new emphasis, problems will still arise and repairs will still be required. Ultimately, the ability of any FPSO to stay on location and on production will depend on the scope of repairs which can be economically performed in-situ. In 1994 and 1995, Marathon Petroleum Indonesia Limited (MPIL) performed an in-situ repair on the FPSO Kakap Natuna. The scope and complexity of this work suggests there are few, if any, limits on in-situ structural repairs which can be successfully performed on a producing FPSO. The use of an integrated execution strategy for the repairs greatly reduced their cost.

Johnson, P.R. [Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States); Smith, T.A. [Aker Omega Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization and dimensional scaling for some three-body problems in atomic and molecular quantum mechanics  

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Three-body problems in atomic and molecular quantum mechanics, comprising one electron-two nuclei and two electron-one nucleus, are studied from their Schroedinger-Born-Oppenheimer models. The following are main topics of interest in this paper: (1) review of foundational mathematical properties of the multiparticle Schroedinger operator, (2) visualization of H{sub 2}{sup +} (hydrogen molecular ion)-like and He (helium)-like molecular and atomic states, and (3) spectrum of He obtained by the large-dimension scaling limit. The authors begin with topic (1) for the tutorial purpose and devote topics (2) and (3) to new contributions of the analytical, numerical, and visualization nature. Relevant heuristics, graphics, proofs, and calculations are presented.

Chen Goong [Department of Mathematics and Institute for Quantum Studies, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States); Ding Zhonghai [Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4020 (United States); Perronnet, Alain [Laboratoire J.-L. Lions, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Cedex 05 (France); Zhang Zhigang [Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004 (United States)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A mechanical engineer's approach to the measurement problem: Is a picture worth a thousand words?  

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The measurement problem is approached from a mechanical aspect, utilizing schematics to better assist in visualizing the boundary and the interplay between the quantum and classical worlds. This approach graphically illustrates what happens when a photon is absorbed by the retinal molecule, and reveals that even after collapse of the wave function, the information previously carried by the photon and passed on to the pi* electron, is still at the microscopic level waiting to be amplified up to the macroscopic level by the rod cell. This analysis reveals that the measuring device or detector is of an unusual 2-stage nature, consisting of a microscopic entity or rhodopsin molecule which is not affected by the environment, contained within a macroscopic rod cell which serves as an amplifier. This approach may also allow one to better visualize the boundary conditions just prior to collapse and whether it is necessary to make any kind of adjustment to the Schroedinger equation to achieve a nonlinear collapse.

Fred H. Thaheld

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of composite repair for pipeline anomalies  

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The cost of maintaining the structural integrity of the 650,000 kilometer high-pressure gas gathering and transmission pipeline network is a significant part of the operating budget of the US pipeline industry. To help in controlling thee costs, the Gas Research institute (GRI) has supported research resulting in the development of Clock Spring{reg_sign}, a low-cost fiberglass composite alternative to conventional steel sleeves for transmission line pipe reinforcement and repair. Investigation and development of engineering guidelines have been completed. Field validation of laboratory research on application of Clock Spring as a repair for corrosion and mechanical damage defects is in progress. This paper presents an overview of composite repair technology for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage defects. It summarizes the results and conclusions of modeling and experiments on reinforcement and repair of both corrosion and mechanical damage (i.e., dent and gouge) pipeline defects. These investigations provide quantitative results on the operating envelope of composite reinforcements and installation requirements that ensure sound and reliable repair of pipeline defects. The paper further summarizes the work to date on field installation in verification of composite repair performance.

Stephens, D.R. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States); Lindholm, U.S. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States); Hill, V.L. [Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States); Block, N. [Clock Spring Co., Houston, TX (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diverless pipeline repair clamp: Phase 1  

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Offshore oil and gas developments are underway for water depths beyond which divers can function. The economic lifelines of these projects are the pipelines which will transport the products to shore. In preparation for the day when one of these pipelines will require repair because of a leak, the Pipeline Research Committee of the American Gas Association is funding research directed at developing diverless pipeline repair capabilities. Several types of damage are possible, ranging from latent weld defects on one end of the spectrum to damage resulting in parting of the pipe at the other end. This study is specifically directed toward laying the groundwork for development of a diverless pipeline repair clamp for use in repair of leaks resulting from minor pipe defects. The incentive for a clamp type repair is costs. When compared to replacing a section of pipe, either by welding or by mechanical means, the clamp type repair requires much less disturbance of the pipe, less time, fewer operations and less equipment. This report summarizes (1) capabilities of remotely operated vehicles (ROV's) and associated systems, (2) highlights areas for further research and development, (3) describes the required capabilities of the diverless repairclamp, (4) investigates some alternatives to the diverless clamp, (5) overviews the state of the art in leak repair clamps, and (6) critiques several possible generic clamp concepts.

Miller, J.E.; Knott, B. (Stress Engineering Services, Inc., Houston, TX (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repairable chip bonding/interconnect process  

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A repairable, chip-to-board interconnect process which addresses cost and testability issues in the multi-chip modules. This process can be carried out using a chip-on-sacrificial-substrate technique, involving laser processing. This process avoids the curing/solvent evolution problems encountered in prior approaches, as well is resolving prior plating problems and the requirements for fillets. For repairable high speed chip-to-board connection, transmission lines can be formed on the sides of the chip from chip bond pads, ending in a gull wing at the bottom of the chip for subsequent solder.

Bernhardt, Anthony F. (Berkeley, CA); Contolini, Robert J. (Livermore, CA); Malba, Vincent (Livermore, CA); Riddle, Robert A. (Tracy, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New designs in reconstructing the mechanical equipment of hydroelectric stations  

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1. Reliable operation of mechanical equipment can be assured, provided timely conduction of repairs and reconstr...

S. V. Leeson

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum mechanical aspects of friction and electric resistance in microscopic problems with applications to radiation physics  

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Friction incorporates the close connection between classical mechanics in irreversible thermodynamics. The translation to a quantum mechanical foundation is not trivial and requires a generalization of the Lagrange function. A change to electromagnetic circuits appears to more adequate, since the electric analogue (Ohms law) is related to scatter of electrons at lattice vibrations.

Ulmer, W

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract LB-1: PKR promotes genetic instability and evolution of MDS to acute leukemia in mice by negatively regulating DDR and DNA repair in a novel mechanism  

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...As a means to understand the fundamental mechanisms of bleomycin cell...of BL-10 to bleomycin and does not increase the bleomycin...As a means to understand the fundamental mechanisms of bleomycin cell...of BL-10 to bleomycin and does not increase the bleomycin...

Xiaodong Cheng; Michael Byrne; Richard Lynn Bennett; and Stratford William May

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid road repair vehicle  

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Disclosed are improvments to a rapid road repair vehicle comprising an improved cleaning device arrangement, two dispensing arrays for filling defects more rapidly and efficiently, an array of pre-heaters to heat the road way surface in order to help the repair material better bond to the repaired surface, a means for detecting, measuring, and computing the number, location and volume of each of the detected surface imperfection, and a computer means schema for controlling the operation of the plurality of vehicle subsystems. The improved vehicle is, therefore, better able to perform its intended function of filling surface imperfections while moving over those surfaces at near normal traffic speeds.

Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated structural health monitoring approach to composite-based pipeline repair.  

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??One of the most common problems in the structural integrity of industrial pipelines is external corrosion. Composite materials have been accepted as a repair option… (more)

Abd Murad, Mahadi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Problems of control and stabilization of impulsive-control dynamic systems with application to nonholonomic mechanics  

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Consideration was given to the control systems using impulses as admissible actions. For impulses of different orders and degrees, these systems can be reduced to a form accepted in the current theory of impulsive systems. The problems of control and ... Keywords: 02.30.Yy, 45.80.+r

A. M. Kovalev; N. V. Kravchenko; V. N. Nespirnyi

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of overheating linear accelerator  

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Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is a proton accelerator that produces high energy particle beams for experiments. These beams include neutrons and protons for diverse uses including radiography, isotope production, small feature study, lattice vibrations and material science. The Drift Tube Linear Accelerator (DTL) is the first portion of a half mile long linear section of accelerator that raises the beam energy from 750 keV to 100 MeV. In its 31st year of operation (2003), the DTL experienced serious issues. The first problem was the inability to maintain resonant frequency at full power. The second problem was increased occurrences of over-temperature failure of cooling hoses. These shortcomings led to an investigation during the 2003 yearly preventative maintenance shutdown that showed evidence of excessive heating: discolored interior tank walls and coper oxide deposition in the cooling circuits. Since overheating was suspected to be caused by compromised heat transfer, improving that was the focus of the repair effort. Investigations revealed copper oxide flow inhibition and iron oxide scale build up. Acid cleaning was implemented with careful attention to protection of the base metal, selection of components to clean and minimization of exposure times. The effort has been very successful in bringing the accelerator through a complete eight month run cycle allowing an incredible array of scientific experiments to be completed this year (2003-2004). This paper will describe the systems, investigation analysis, repair, return to production and conclusion.

Barkley, Walter; Baldwin, William; Bennett, Gloria; Bitteker, Leo; Borden, Michael; Casados, Jeff; Fitzgerald, Daniel; Gorman, Fred; Johnson, Kenneth; Kurennoy, Sergey; Martinez, Alberto; O’Hara, James; Perez, Edward; Roller, Brandon; Rybarcyk, Lawrence; Stark, Peter; Stockton, Jerry

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Philosophy of mind and the problem of free will in the light of quantum mechanics  

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Defects occasioned by the advent of quantum mechanics are described in detail of recent arguments by John Searle and by Jaegwon Kim pertaining to the question of the complete reducibility to the physical of the apparent capacity of a person's conscious thoughts to affect the behaviour of that person's physically described brain.

Henry P. Stapp

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Philosophy of Mind and the Problem of FreeWill in the Light of Quantum Mechanics.  

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Arguments pertaining to the mind-brain connection and to the physical effectiveness of our conscious choices have been presented in two recent books, one by John Searle, the other by Jaegwon Kim. These arguments are examined, and it is argued that the difficulties encountered arise from a defective understanding and application of a pertinent part of contemporary science, namely quantum mechanics.

Stapp, Henry; Stapp, Henry P

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Machine Learning and Traveling Repairman Problem  

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The goal of the Machine Learning and Traveling Repairman Problem (ML&TRP) is to determine a route for a “repair crew,” which repairs nodes on a graph. The repair crew aims to minimize the cost of failures at the nodes, but ...

Tulabandhula, Theja

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Improved Criteria for the Repair of Fabrication Flaws  

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Section III of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for nuclear power plant components requires radiographic examinations (RT) of welds and requires repairs for RT indications that exceed code acceptable sizes. This paper describes research that has generated data on welding flaws, which indicated that the largest flaws occur in repaired welds. The fabrication flaws were detected in material removed from cancelled nuclear power plants using high sensitivity Nondestructive Examination (NDE) and validated by complementary NDE and destructive testing. Evidence suggests that repairs are often for small and benign RT indications at locations buried within the vessel or pipe wall. Probabilistic fracture mechanics calculations are described in this paper to predict the increases in vessel and piping failure probabilities caused by the repair-induced flaws. Calculations address failures of embrittled vessel welds for pressurized thermal shock (PTS) transients and piping failures caused by fatigue crack growth. For vessels the small flaws, which are relatively common, can cause brittle fracture, such that the rarely encountered repair flaws of large sizes gave only modestly increased failure probabilities. Calculations for piping show that only relatively large fabrication flaws can cause failures because of the ductile nature of the piping material. The large repair flaws therefore significantly increased the failure probabilities. The paper recommends the use of more discriminating ultrasonic examinations in place of RT examinations along with repair criteria based on a fitness-for-purpose approach that minimize the number of unjustified repairs.

Doctor, Steven R.; Schuster, George J.; Simonen, Fredric A.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric motor model repair specifications  

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These model repair specifications list the minimum requirements for repair and overhaul of polyphase AC squireel cage induction motors. All power ranges, voltages, and speeds of squirrel cage motors are covered.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DNA repair: Dynamic defenders against cancer and aging  

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You probably weren't thinking about your body's cellular DNA repair systems the last time you sat on the beach in the bright sunshine. Fortunately, however, while you were subjecting your DNA to the harmful effects of ultraviolet light, your cells were busy repairing the damage. The idea that our genetic material could be damaged by the sun was not appreciated in the early days of molecular biology. When Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA in 1953 [1], it was assumed that DNA is fundamentally stable since it carries the blueprint of life. However, over 50 years of research have revealed that our DNA is under constant assault by sunlight, oxygen, radiation, various chemicals, and even our own cellular processes. Cleverly, evolution has provided our cells with a diverse set of tools to repair the damage that Mother Nature causes. DNA repair processes restore the normal nucleotide sequence and DNA structure of the genome after damage [2]. These responses are highly varied and exquisitely regulated. DNA repair mechanisms are traditionally characterized by the type of damage repaired. A large variety of chemical modifications can alter normal DNA bases and either lead to mutations or block transcription if not repaired, and three distinct pathways exist to remove base damage. Base excision repair (BER) corrects DNA base alterations that do not distort the overall structure of the DNA helix such as bases damaged by oxidation resulting from normal cellular metabolism. While BER removes single damaged bases, nucleotide excision repair (NER) removes short segments of nucleotides (called oligonucleotides) containing damaged bases. NER responds to any alteration that distorts the DNA helix and is the mechanism responsible for repairing bulky base damage caused by carcinogenic chemicals such as benzo [a]pyrene (found in cigarette smoke and automobile exhaust) as well as covalent linkages between adjacent pyrimidine bases resulting from the ultraviolet (UV) component of sunlight. NER can be divided into two classes based on where the repair occurs. NER occurring in DNA that is not undergoing transcription (i.e., most of the genome) is called global genome repair (GGR or GGNER), while NER taking place in the transcribed strand of active genes is called transcription-coupled repair (TCR or TC-NER). We will explore NER in more detail below. Mismatch repair (MMR) is another type of excision repair that specifically removes mispaired bases resulting from replication errors. DNA damage can also result in breaks in the DNA backbone, in one or both strands. Single-strand breaks (SSBs) are efficiently repaired by a mechanism that shares common features with the later steps in BER. Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are especially devastating since by definition there is no intact complementary strand to serve as a template for repair, and even one unrepaired DSB can be lethal [3]. In cells that have replicated their DNA prior to cell division, the missing information can be supplied by the duplicate copy, or sister chromatid, and DSBs in these cells are faithfully repaired by homologous recombination involving the exchange of strands of DNA between the two copies. However, most cells in the body are non-dividing, and in these cells the major mechanism for repairing DSBs is by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), which as the name implies involves joining two broken DNA ends together without a requirement for homologous sequence and which therefore has a high potential for loss of genetic information.

Fuss, Jill O.; Cooper, Priscilla K.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent testing and simulation of composite blade repair  

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COHERENT TESTING AND SIMULATION OF COMPOSITE BLADE REPAIR A Thesis by BRIAN GLENN MCNICHOLS 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 1997 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering COHERENT TESTING AND SIMULATION OF COMPOSITE BLADE REPAIR A Thesis by BRIAN GLENN MCNICHOLS Submitted to Texas A&M University In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

McNichols, Brian Glenn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DNA damage and repair in human skin in situ  

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Understanding the molecular and cellular origins of sunlight-induced skin cancers in man requires knowledge of the damages inflicted on human skin during sunlight exposure, as well as the ability of cells in skin to repair or circumvent such damage. Although repair has been studied extensively in procaryotic and eucaryotic cells - including human cells in culture - there are important differences between repair by human skin cells in culture and human skin in situ: quantitative differences in rates of repair, as well as qualitative differences, including the presence or absence of repair mechanisms. Quantitation of DNA damage and repair in human skin required the development of new approaches for measuring damage at low levels in nanogram quantities of non-radioactive DNA. The method allows for analysis of multiple samples and the resulting data should be related to behavior of the DNA molecules by analytic expressions. Furthermore, it should be possible to assay a variety of lesions using the same methodology. The development of new analysis methods, new technology, and new biochemical probes for the study of DNA damage and repair are described. 28 refs., 4 figs.

Sutherland, B.M.; Gange, R.W.; Freeman, S.E.; Sutherland, J.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local collapse of gas pipelines under sleeve repairs  

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Local collapse of the pipe wall under full encirclement sleeve reinforcements is associated with breaks and blow outs that cause large gas losses and abrupt depressurisation in gas pipelines. Although these defects do not represent an imminent risk of failure, they should be eliminated because they impede the normal passage of the “instrumented pig” for internal inspection. Four failed repairs were experimentally evaluated, and the effects of different geometric factors were numerically assessed via non-linear numerical modelling of fluid flow and pipe response. All possible causes of the appearance of these defects and measures to minimise their occurrence were evaluated. The position of the repaired portion with respect to the blow out, local geometry of the repair and previous defects, and the amount of gas caught in the interstice between the pipe and the reinforcement, have an important part in the event. The measures for the prevention of this problem involve the use of fillers and improved construction of repair sleeves.

J.L Otegui; S Urquiza; A Rivas; A Trunzo

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inspect and Repair Steam Traps  

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

This tip sheet on inspecting and repairing steam traps provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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Automated Image Processing for the Analysis of DNA Repair Dynamics  

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The efficient repair of cellular DNA is essential for the maintenance and inheritance of genomic information. In order to cope with the high frequency of spontaneous and induced DNA damage, a multitude of repair mechanisms have evolved. These are enabled by a wide range of protein factors specifically recognizing different types of lesions and finally restoring the normal DNA sequence. This work focuses on the repair factor XPC (xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group C), which identifies bulky DNA lesions and initiates their removal via the nucleotide excision repair pathway. The binding of XPC to damaged DNA can be visualized in living cells by following the accumulation of a fluorescent XPC fusion at lesions induced by laser microirradiation in a fluorescence microscope. In this work, an automated image processing pipeline is presented which allows to identify and quantify the accumulation reaction without any user interaction. The image processing pipeline comprises a preprocessing stage where the ima...

Riess, Thorsten; Tomas, Martin; Ferrando-May, Elisa; Merhof, Dorit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Gas Transmission Pipeline Repair Methods  

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Repair methods are key operations for the integrity management of pipelines. The parameters guiding the repair decision are briefly reminded. A nonexhaustive external and internal repair techniques are described,...

Remi Batisse

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lazy Means Smart: Reducing Repair Bandwidth Costs in Erasure-coded Distributed Storage  

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- ditional bandwidth savings. 1. INTRODUCTION Erasure coding schemes, e.g. Reed-Solomon (RS) codes on the example of Reed-Solomon codes, and then explain the repair bandwidth problem. In an RS(n,k) stor- age scheme. 4. EVALUATION METHODOLOGY Evaluating the efficacy of lazy recovery in reducing repair bandwidth

Alvisi, Lorenzo

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Update on pipeline repair methods  

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A comprehensive review of pipeline repair methods has been recently completed under the sponsorship of the American Gas Association`s, Pipeline Research Committee. This paper is intended to summarize the important results of that review. First and foremost, two relatively new methods of repair are reviewed. One involves the use of a continuous-fiber fiberglass composite material which can be applied as an alternative to a steel sleeve for the reinforcement of nonleaking defects. The second is the use of deposited weld metal to replace metal lost to external corrosion. This latter technique is not new in principle, but recent research has shown how it can be done safely on a pressurized pipeline. The other significant outcome of the comprehensive review was a set of guidelines for using all types of repairs including full-encirclement sleeves and repair clamps. Pipeline operators can use these guidelines to enhance their current repair procedures, or to train new personnel in maintenance techniques.

Kiefner, J.F. [Kiefner and Associates, Inc., Worthington, OH (United States); Bruce, W.A. [Edison Welding Inst., Columbus, OH (United States); Stephens, D.R. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Adhesive technologies in repairing polyethylene pipelines  

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Adhesive technologies for repairing polyethylene pipelines are considered taking into account the peculiarities ... the modified binder for application in the gluing repair technologies under consideration. It is...

V. F. Stroganov

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Restore: Modeling Repair and Restoration Processes | Argonne...  

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Restore: Modeling Repair and Restoration Processes Restore: Modeling Repair and Restoration Processes Argonne's Restore software models complex sets of steps required to accomplish...

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Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration  

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Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of EnvironmentalHall. Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal bunker repairs  

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Detroit Edison's St. Clair Power Plant (STCPP) Units 1 through 4 are 1950's vintage fossil fueled units with an average capacity of 163 megawatt per unit. Each unit had identical 2190 ton bunkers. The Unit No. 1 bunker had been experiencing noticeable exterior deterioration at the lower level internal support system. An internal bunker inspection revealed large deflections in the network of beams supporting the bunker side walls. A complete collapse of the internal support beams was imminent. Failure of these beams would have transferred the coal pressure loads to the bunker skin and external stiffeners which were not capable of sustaining the load and were also showing signs of distress. This paper presents the temporary repair installed immediately after inspection, the redesign of the lower internal support system and construction procedures involved in bringing the bunker back into operating condition.

Emmons, M.H.; Hoffman, M.G. (Detroit Edison Co., MI (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of Site-Specific DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Barley Occurs via Diverse Pathways Primarily Involving the Sister Chromatid  

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...research-article RESEARCH ARTICLES Repair of Site-Specific DNA Double-Strand...various double-strand break repair pathways in the monocot plant...0.307_win32 with UPARSE pipeline (Edgar, 2013). The three...polymorphisms indicative of distinct repair mechanisms. SCE and Mitotic...

Giang T.H. Vu; Hieu X. Cao; Koichi Watanabe; Goetz Hensel; Frank R. Blattner; Jochen Kumlehn; Ingo Schubert

2014-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermosetting Polymer-Matrix Composites for Strucutral Repair Applications  

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Several classes of thermosetting polymer matrix composites were evaluated for use in structural repair applications. Initial work involved the characterization and evaluation of woven carbon fiber/epoxy matrix composites for structural pipeline repair. Cyanate ester resins were evaluated as a replacement for epoxy in composites for high-temperature pipe repair applications, and as the basis for adhesives for resin infusion repair of high-temperature composite materials. Carbon fiber/cyanate ester matrix composites and fumed silica/cyanate ester nanocomposites were evaluated for their thermal, mechanical, viscoelastic, and rheological properties as they relate to their structure, chemistry, and processing characteristics. The bisphenol E cyanate ester under investigation possesses a high glass transition temperature, excellent mechanical properties, and unique ambient temperature processability. The incorporate of fumed silica served to enhance the mechanical and rheological properties of the polymer and reduce thermal expansion without sacrificing glass transition or drastically altering curing kinetics. Characterization of the composites included dynamic mechanical analysis, thermomechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, rheological and rheokinetic evaluation, and transmission electron microscopy.

William Kirby Goertzen

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Haier Repair Confusion Resolved  

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

On January 7, 2010, DOE entered into a Consent Decree with Haier America regarding a problem with four models of Haier freezers that resulted in those freezers not achieving their advertised energy...

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The repair and rehabilitation method of Tokyo gas  

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It has been an important matter for gas utilities to maintain their pipelines easily and economically. But pipes that have become old suffer from progressive corrosion, and as a result of vibration caused by traffic or the effects of land subsidence, joints can become loosened. To repair pipes that have suffered in such ways, the usual method to do is to dig them up and replace them with new ones. But this method requires a large amount of excavation, so the work takes a long time to complete and is costly. To deal with these problems, Tokyo Gas developed number of repair and rehabilitation methods to permit renewal of pipelines without replacing them. In this paper, I would like to introduce our repair and rehabilitation methods for low-pressure pipeline. 4 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

Yagi, Shuichi [Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Japan)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Pathways: Exploiting Tumor-Specific Molecular Defects in DNA Repair Pathways for Precision Cancer Therapy  

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...represent genetic aberrations that are specific to cancer cells and not present in healthy...phenotype, which allows incipient cancer cells to accumulate additional cancer-promoting...break (DSB) repair mechanisms has led to the development of targeted therapeutic...

Felix Dietlein and H. Christian Reinhardt

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways  

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00 Alkyltransferase proteins (AGT) protect cells from the biological effects of DNA damage caused by the addition of alkyl groups (alkylation). Alkyltransferase-like proteins (ATLs) can do the same, but they lack the reactive cysteine residue that allows the alkyltransferase function, and the mechanism for cell protection has remained unknown. To address this mystery, a British-American team lead by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute recently applied a combination of x-ray structural, biochemical, and genetic studies to ATLs in the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe without and with damaged DNA. By showing how a process called non-enzymatic nucleotide flipping activates ATL-initiated DNA repair, their results may improve our understanding of genomic integrity and responses to DNA damage relevant to pathogens and cancer development.

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways  

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Alkyltransferase proteins (AGT) protect cells from the biological effects of DNA damage caused by the addition of alkyl groups (alkylation). Alkyltransferase-like proteins (ATLs) can do the same, but they lack the reactive cysteine residue that allows the alkyltransferase function, and the mechanism for cell protection has remained unknown. To address this mystery, a British-American team lead by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute recently applied a combination of x-ray structural, biochemical, and genetic studies to ATLs in the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe without and with damaged DNA. By showing how a process called non-enzymatic nucleotide flipping activates ATL-initiated DNA repair, their results may improve our understanding of genomic integrity and responses to DNA damage relevant to pathogens and cancer development.

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways  

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Alkyltransferase proteins (AGT) protect cells from the biological effects of DNA damage caused by the addition of alkyl groups (alkylation). Alkyltransferase-like proteins (ATLs) can do the same, but they lack the reactive cysteine residue that allows the alkyltransferase function, and the mechanism for cell protection has remained unknown. To address this mystery, a British-American team lead by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute recently applied a combination of x-ray structural, biochemical, and genetic studies to ATLs in the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe without and with damaged DNA. By showing how a process called non-enzymatic nucleotide flipping activates ATL-initiated DNA repair, their results may improve our understanding of genomic integrity and responses to DNA damage relevant to pathogens and cancer development.

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways  

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Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Protein Bridges DNA Base and Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathways Print Alkyltransferase proteins (AGT) protect cells from the biological effects of DNA damage caused by the addition of alkyl groups (alkylation). Alkyltransferase-like proteins (ATLs) can do the same, but they lack the reactive cysteine residue that allows the alkyltransferase function, and the mechanism for cell protection has remained unknown. To address this mystery, a British-American team lead by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute recently applied a combination of x-ray structural, biochemical, and genetic studies to ATLs in the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe without and with damaged DNA. By showing how a process called non-enzymatic nucleotide flipping activates ATL-initiated DNA repair, their results may improve our understanding of genomic integrity and responses to DNA damage relevant to pathogens and cancer development.

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Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair | Department of...  

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Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair The following series of repair documents related to electric motors were produced by...

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Single molecule techniques in DNA repair: A primer  

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Abstract A powerful new approach has become much more widespread and offers insights into aspects of DNA repair unattainable with billions of molecules. Single molecule techniques can be used to image, manipulate or characterize the action of a single repair protein on a single strand of DNA. This allows search mechanisms to be probed, and the effects of force to be understood. These physical aspects can dominate a biochemical reaction, where at the ensemble level their nuances are obscured. In this paper we discuss some of the many technical advances that permit study at the single molecule level. We focus on DNA repair to which these techniques are actively being applied. DNA repair is also a process that encompasses so much of what single molecule studies benefit – searching for targets, complex formation, sequential biochemical reactions and substrate hand-off to name just a few. We discuss how single molecule biophysics is poised to transform our understanding of biological systems, in particular DNA repair.

Craig D. Hughes; Michelle Simons; Cassidy E. Mackenzie; Bennett Van Houten; Neil M. Kad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 22 (2003) 391408 Heat transfer and evaporation/condensation problems based  

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European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 22 (2003) 391­408 Heat transfer and evaporation-sphere interactions, that describe heat transfer and/or evaporation­ condensation between two parallel surfaces Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved. Keywords: Boltzmann equation; Rarefied gas dynamics; Heat transfer

Siewert, Charles E.

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Some Practice Problems for the Amines/Acids Test 4 Draw the Mechanisms for the following Reactions  

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Me Br NH3 (excess) NH2 + NH4Br Cl NH3 (excess) NH2 + NH4Cl O O Cl O NaOHNH + N O T Answers 1. SN2 2. Deprotonatate 3. SN2 1. SN2 2. Deprotonatate 3. SN2 4. Deprotonate 5. SN2 1. SN2 2. Deprotonatate 1. Add 2 the Mechanisms for the following Reactions Page 4 has some synthesis-design practice

Jasperse, Craig P.

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Many-Body Problem in Quantum Statistical Mechanics. IV. Formulation in Terms of Average Occupation Number in Momentum Space  

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Starting from Rules A and B of a previous paper (I), it is shown that the grand partition function can be evaluated in terms of the statistical averages of the occupation number in momentum space. The final formulation is in terms of a simple variational principle. The procedure represents a concise and complete separation of the effect of the Bose-Einstein or Fermi-Dirac statistical character of the particles from the dynamical problem. In the case of Bose statistics, this formulation makes possible a systematic computation of all thermodynamic functions near the Bose-Einstein transition point in the gaseous phase. Applications to a system of hard spheres are discussed.

T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of multiple sleeve repairs on the structural integrity of gas pipelines  

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This paper addresses the structural integrity of gas pipelines with multiple full-encirclement weld repairs. The scope of the work is to identify and quantify the effects of the number and type of repairs, the distance between them, and the pressurization of the pipe to sleeve gap on the mechanical behaviour of the component. The study includes full-scale experimental testing and finite element modelling. Burst tests were carried out in tracts of pipelines removed from service, including various geometric configurations with and without circumferential girth welds. It is concluded that the reliability of the repairs is strongly influenced by the construction procedures and that interaction effects between successive repairs are not appreciable if the repairs are more than a half pipe diameter apart.

J.L Otegui; A Cisilino; A.E Rivas; M Chapetti; G Soula

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological Advances in Pipeline Isolation and Repair  

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Pipeline isolation has been practised for many years to implement various repairs. The tools originally applied were simple and...

Dr A. Aldeen

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strongly Incremental Repair Detection Julian Hough  

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Strongly Incremental Repair Detection Julian Hough Dialogue Systems Group Faculty of Linguistics.purver@qmul.ac.uk Abstract We present STIR (STrongly Incremen- tal Repair detection), a system that de- tects speech repairs-theoretic measures from n-gram models as its principal decision features in a pipeline of classifiers detecting

Purver, Matthew

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Quantum mechanical analogue of the zeroth law of thermodynamics. (On the problem of incorporating Thermodynamics into Quantum Theory)  

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This approach to the incorporation of stochastic thermodynamics into quantum theory is based on the conception of consistent inclusion of the holistic stochastic environmental influence described by wave functions of the arbitrary vacuum, which was proposed in our paper previously. In this study, we implement the possibility of explicitly incorporating the zeroth law of stochastic thermodynamics in the form of the saturated Schr\\"odinger uncertainty relation into quantum theory. This allows comparatively analyzing the sets of states of arbitrary vacuums, namely, squeezed coherent states (SCSs) and correlated coherent states (CCSs). In addition, we compare the results of the construction of stochastic thermodynamics using SCSs and TCCSs with the versions involving the incorporation of thermodynamics into quantum theory developed previously and based on thermofield dynamics and quantum statistical mechanics.

O. N. Golubjeva; A. D. Sukhanov

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication Flaw Density and Distribution In Repairs to Reactor Pressure Vessel and Piping Welds  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is developing a generalized fabrication flaw distribution for the population of nuclear reactor pressure vessels and for piping welds in U.S. operating reactors. The purpose of the generalized flaw distribution is to predict component-specific flaw densities. The estimates of fabrication flaws are intended for use in fracture mechanics structural integrity assessments. Structural integrity assessments, such as estimating the frequency of loss-of-coolant accidents, are performed by computer codes that require, as input, accurate estimates of flaw densities. Welds from four different reactor pressure vessels and a collection of archived pipes have been studied to develop empirical estimates of fabrication flaw densities. This report describes the fabrication flaw distribution and characterization in the repair weld metal of vessels and piping. This work indicates that large flaws occur in these repairs. These results show that repair flaws are complex in composition and sometimes include cracks on the ends of the repair cavities. Parametric analysis using an exponential fit is performed on the data. The relevance of construction records is established for describing fabrication processes and product forms. An analysis of these records shows there was a significant change in repair frequency over the years when these components were fabricated. A description of repair flaw morphology is provided with a discussion of fracture mechanics significance. Fabrication flaws in repairs are characterized using optimized-access, high-sensitivity nondestructive ultrasonic testing. Flaw characterizations are then validated by other nondestructive evaluation techniques and complemented by destructive testing.

GJ Schuster, FA Simonen, SR Doctor

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment mechanics shop Sample Search...  

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Found in Automotive Repair and Body Shops Mechanical Repair Shop Hazards Body and Paint Shop... are summa- rized in Figure 1. Safe Shops Activities To assess the extent of...

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Electric plugs--repair or replace The problem  

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How to repair a leaking faucet The problem  

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A novel role for the transcriptional modulator NusA in DNA repair/damage tolerance pathways in Escherichia coli  

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All organisms must contend with the consequences of DNA damage, induced by a variety of both endogenous and exogenous sources. Mechanisms of DNA repair and DNA damage tolerance are crucial for cellular survival after DNA ...

Cohen, Susan E., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sleeve installations speed pipeline defect repair  

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Repairing defects in pipelines can be a major challenge for pipeline companies or contractors. To reduce cost and eliminate unscheduled shut downs, pipeline operating companies have adopted ``in-service`` repair methods to restore overall integrity of the pipeline without taking it out of service. Interprovincial Pipe Line Co. has undertaken an aggressive approach to this ``in-service`` repair method by using a developed sleeving system for repairing leaking and non-leaking defects. A structural reinforcement sleeve consists of two non-fillet welded collars (one on each side of the defect) and a full encirclement sleeve welded on top of these collars. The annular space between the pipe and sleeve is filled with a hardenable, non-shrinking epoxy. Three different pressure vessel sleeves can be used for repairing certain defects. They can be used in combination with the pre-stressed sleeve or for independent repairs. This paper reviews the performance and installation of these sleeves.

Friedrich, J.; Smith, J.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Remote External Repair Tool for Damaged or Defective Polyethylene Pipe  

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Current procedures for repairing polyethylene (PE) gas pipe require excavation, isolation, and removal of the damaged section of pipe followed by fusing a new section of pipe into place. These techniques are costly and very disruptive. An alternative repair method was developed at Timberline Tool with support from Oregon State University (OSU) and funding by the U. S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL). This project was undertaken to design, develop and test a tool and method for repairing damaged PE pipe remotely and externally in situ without squeezing off the flow of gas, eliminating the need for large-scale excavations. Through an iterative design and development approach, a final engineered prototype was developed that utilizes a unique thermo-chemical and mechanical process to apply a permanent external patch to repair small nicks, gouges and punctures under line pressure. The project identified several technical challenges during the design and development process. The repair tool must be capable of being installed under live conditions and operate in an 18-inch keyhole. This would eliminate the need for extensive excavations thus reducing the cost of the repair. Initially, the tool must be able to control the leak by encapsulating the pipe and apply slight pressure at the site of damage. Finally, the repair method must be permanent at typical operating pressures. The overall results of the project have established a permanent external repair method for use on damaged PE gas pipe in a safe and cost-effective manner. The engineered prototype was subjected to comprehensive testing and evaluation to validate the performance. Using the new repair tool, samples of 4-inch PE pipe with simulated damage were successfully repaired under line pressure to the satisfaction of DOE/NETL and the following natural gas companies: Northwest Natural; Sempra Energy, Southwest Gas Corporation, Questar, and Nicor. However, initial results of accelerated age testing on repaired pipe samples showed that the high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe patch material developed a small crack at the high stress areas surrounding the patched hole within the first 48 hours of hot water testing, indicating that the patch material has a 25-year lifespan. Based on these results, further research is continuing to develop a stronger repair patch for a satisfactory 50-year patch system. Additional tests were also conducted to evaluate whether any of the critical performance properties of the PE pipe were reduced or compromised by the repair technique. This testing validated a satisfactory 50-year patch system for the pipe.

Kenneth H. Green; Willie E. Rochefort; Nick Wannenmacher; John A. Clark; Kevin Harris

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair Geometric Model by the Healing Method  

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Repairing the panel CAD geometric model is an ... and analyzed by NURBS technology. Through the pipeline method determines the matching-curves border fast...

Di Chi; Wang Weibo; Wen Lishu; Liu Zhaozheng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tests validate pipeline sleeve repair technique  

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The sleeve-on-sleeve pipeline-repair technique is a viable, acceptable means of repairing sleeves and preventing fluid leakage resulting from fracture of cracked fillet welds at the ends of an existing single-layer sleeve. This technique was conceived by Interprovincial Pipe Line Co. as a means of repair for situations in which one or both of the circumferential fillet welds at the ends of an initial repair sleeve may need to be reinforced. It was necessary to determine whether this technique can be employed without serious impairment of the integrity of the pipelines on which it is to be used.

Kiefner, J.F.; Maxey, W.A. (Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH (USA))

1989-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Crews repair transmission lines after Washington wildfire  

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Privacy Publications Tribal Affairs Newsroom Search News Articles... Search Crews repair transmission lines after Washington wildfire 662014 12:00 AM Tweet Page Content BPA...

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Unmanned deepwater-line repair system passes full-scale trials  

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The first ever full-scale tests of an unmanned, deepwater-pipeline repair system were successfully conducted last year off the coast of Italy. The Italian gas-transmission company SNAM tested a submersible automatic system (SAS) sealine repair system at a depth of 600 m. The modular SAS allows sealines to be repaired by installation of the Nuovo Pignone mechanical connector. The system's trials simulated complete repair intervention on the 20-in. Trans mediterranean pipeline and provided unprecedented experience to SNAM and to the other involved in this project. The paper discusses the origin of the idea for the SAS, the design of the system, construction and testing, the first sea trials, final deep sea trials, and future developments.

Venzi, S.; Vienna, A. (SNAM SpA, Milan (Italy))

1993-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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International congress on DNA damage and repair: Book of abstracts  

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This document contains the abstracts of 105 papers presented at the Congress. Topics covered include the Escherichia coli nucleotide excision repair system, DNA repair in malignant transformations, defective DNA repair, and gene regulation. (TEM)

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1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The quantum correlation between the selection of the problem and that of the solution sheds light on the mechanism of the quantum speed up  

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In classical problem solving, there is of course correlation between the selection of the problem on the part of Bob (the problem setter) and that of the solution on the part of Alice (the problem solver). In quantum problem solving, this correlation becomes quantum. This means that Alice contributes to selecting 50% of the information that specifies the problem. As the solution is a function of the problem, this gives to Alice advanced knowledge of 50% of the information that specifies the solution. Both the quadratic and exponential speed ups are explained by the fact that quantum algorithms start from this advanced knowledge.

Giuseppe Castagnoli

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum correlation between the selection of the problem and that of the solution sheds light on the mechanism of the quantum speed-up  

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In classical problem solving, there is, of course, correlation between the selection of the problem on the part of Bob (the problem setter) and that of the solution on the part of Alice (the problem solver). In quantum problem solving, this correlation becomes quantum. This means that Alice contributes to selecting 50% of the information that specifies the problem. As the solution is a function of the problem, this gives to Alice advanced knowledge of 50% of the information that specifies the solution. Both the quadratic and exponential speed-ups are explained by the fact that quantum algorithms start from this advanced knowledge.

Castagnoli, Giuseppe [Via San Bernardo 9/A, I-16030 Pieve Ligure (Genova) (Italy)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Human embryonic stem cells for brain repair?  

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...repair compiled by Siddharthan Chandran, Maeve Caldwell and Nick Allen Human embryonic stem cells for brain repair? Su-Chun...stromal cell co-culture system. This type of technique has merits in its simplicity and the differentiated progenies appear to...

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Space Contamination and Ecological Problems  

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The state-of-the-art theories concerning the problem of pollution by space vehicles are discussed and a variety of mechanical problems’ formulations are considered, as applied to environmental problems in space.

V. M. Fomin; A. M. Kharitonov…

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managed operation and repair of a deteriorating large diameter pipeline  

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Since 1986, Brandon Shores Generating Station has successfully managed a recurring maintenance problem with the buried prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) of its circulating water system. It is the intent of this paper to provide a history of the plant`s approach to safely operating and maintaining the deteriorating pipe of this system. This paper will briefly discuss the results of failure analysis performed on the ruptured pipe. Findings of engineering studies addressing the structural integrity of the remaining pipeline will be discussed. The inspection methodology used at Brandon Shores to periodically assess the pipe will be described. Several methods of pipe repair, both external and internal will be detailed. Particular focus will be placed on an internal repair design successfully implemented on two pipe sections during a 1993 plant outage. This internal repair resulted in no loss of hydraulic section, and was erected in-place using conventional materials which were entirely transported through 36 inch manholes. The pipeline was placed back in service and has performed satisfactorily to date.

Cramblitt, K.L. [Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Baltimore, MD (United States); Lawson, T.J. [Construction Technology Laboratories Inc., Skokie, IL (United States); Ciolko, A.T. [Construction Technology Labs. Inc., Skokie, IL (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NSLS Services | Repair & Equipment Services  

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Repair & Equipment Services Repair & Equipment Services Cleaning Facility (BNL Central Shops) Solvent cleaning of vacuum parts and leak checking service is also available. Work is billed to each user via a BNL ILR. Contact the NSLS Building Manager to arrange for any of these services. Electronics Repair Limited repairs for electronic equipment are available from an outside contractor through the Control Room. Contact Control Room Supervisor Randy Church (x2550 or x2736, pager 5310). Shipping memos are filled out on the web, and pick ups are on Fridays. Come to the Control Room for assistance. The user should call the contractor on the day before scheduled pickups to alert the contractor of the pickup. Items to be repaired should be left in the Control Room with the completed shipping memo. Costs are charged to the

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Chapter 4 - Pipeline Inspection and Subsea Repair  

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Abstract Pipeline inspection is a part of the pipeline integrity management for keeping the pipeline in good condition. The rules governing inspection are the pipeline safety regulations. In most cases the pipeline is inspected regularly. The pipeline safety regulations require that the operator shall insure that a pipeline is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. The pipeline inspection includes external inspection and internal inspection. In this chapter, the metal loss inspection techniques are discussed. The subsea pipeline internal inspection is normally carried out through non-destructive testing techniques and technologies by intelligent pigs, such as magnetic-flux leakage technology inn axial and circumferential, ultrasound technologies, eddy-current technologies and other technologies. The repair methods are different for shallow and deep water subsea pipelines. The conventional repair methods are used for shallow water pipeline, but diverless repair and intelligent plus are good for deepwater pipeline repair.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF PIPELINES REVIEW & EVALUATION OF INTERNAL PIPELINE REPAIR TRIALS REPORT  

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The two broad categories of fiber-reinforced composite liner repair and deposited weld metal repair technologies were reviewed and evaluated for potential application for internal repair of gas transmission pipelines. Both are used to some extent for other applications and could be further developed for internal, local, structural repair of gas transmission pipelines. Evaluation trials were conducted on pipe sections with simulated corrosion damage repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liners, carbon fiber-reinforced composite liners, and weld deposition. Additional un-repaired pipe sections were evaluated in the virgin condition and with simulated damage. Hydrostatic failure pressures for pipe sections repaired with glass fiber-reinforced composite liner were only marginally greater than that of pipe sections without liners, indicating that this type of liner is generally ineffective at restoring the pressure containing capabilities of pipelines. Failure pressure for pipe repaired with carbon fiber-reinforced composite liner was greater than that of the un-repaired pipe section with damage, indicating that this type of liner is effective at restoring the pressure containing capability of pipe. Pipe repaired with weld deposition failed at pressures lower than that of un-repaired pipe in both the virgin and damaged conditions, indicating that this repair technology is less effective at restoring the pressure containing capability of pipe than a carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair. Physical testing indicates that carbon fiber-reinforced liner repair is the most promising technology evaluated to-date. Development of a comprehensive test plan for this process is recommended for use in the next phase of this project.

Robin Gordon; Bill Bruce; Ian Harris; Dennis Harwig; George Ritter; Bill Mohr; Matt Boring; Nancy Porter; Mike Sullivan; Chris Neary

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diverless pipeline-repair system passes tests for 20-in. pipe  

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Full-scale tests of a diverless pipeline repair system have shown its effectiveness for repairing subsea pipelines of up to 20 in. in diameter. The repair principle is based upon a metal-to-metal seal. The pipe end is cold forged to form a flare. The metal-to-metal seal is located on a cone which is part of the mechanical hydraulically actuated connector. The cone is advanced and the metal-to-metal seal is compressed between the cone and the inside diameter of the flare, forming a high integrity pipeline seal. A set of remotely controlled modules was constructed to perform the repair operations, including pipe flaring. A series of onshore and shallow water trials have demonstrated the practicability of these modules and the feasibility of the new tie-in concept for a diverless pipeline repair. A second set of tools has also been designed for pipeline tie-ins which works with the pipeline-repair spread.

Lerique, M.; Thiberge, P. (Elf Aquitaine, Pau (FR)); Wright, N. (British Gas PLC, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK))

1990-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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[Studies of the repair of radiation-induced genetic damage in Drosophila]. Annual progress report, February 1, 1993--November 1, 1994  

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This research focuses on two repair deficient mutations in Drosophila melanogaster, namely mei-9, mei-41. In addition, the authors propose to extend this study to include the mus-312 mutation. They expect these studies to provide substantial insights into both the molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in Drosophila and the role these genes play in normal biological processes.

Hawley, R.S.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and Functional Studies on Nucleotide Excision Repair From Recognition to Incision.  

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Maintenance of the correct genetic information is crucial for all living organisms because mutations are the primary cause of hereditary diseases, as well as cancer and may also be involved in aging. The importance of genomic integrity is underscored by the fact that 80 to 90% of all human cancers are ultimately due to DNA damage. Among the different repair mechanisms that have evolved to protect the genome, nucleotide excision repair (NER) is a universal pathway found in all organisms. NER removes a wide variety of bulky DNA adducts including the carcinogenic cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers induced by UV radiation, benzo(a)pyrene-guanine adducts caused by smoking and the guanine-cisplatin adducts induced by chemotherapy. The importance of this repair mechanism is reflected by three severe inherited diseases in humans, which are due to defects in NER: xeroderma pigmentosum, Cockayne's syndrome and trichothiodystrophy.

Caroline Kisker

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater pipeline repair technology: A general overview  

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During the life of oil and gas transportation sea lines, periodic inspection, maintenance and repair in case of major damage are the most important tasks to be considered especially in deepwater installations. In particular the capabilities to perform quick and cost effective repairs have been of strategic importance in the eighties for SNAM during the development of the S.A.S. (Submersible Automatic System) a diverless and guidelineless repair system for the 20 inch Transmediterranean sealines. The trials on this prototype were successfully completed in early summer 1992, simulating a complete repair procedure at 610 in water depth. Based on the technology the authors have acquired during the implementation of the system, an upgrading phase aimed at improving the capability to mate the new 26 inch lines is being developed. Considering that at the moment only a few pipeline transportation systems are laid in deep water, but some new installations are foreseen in the near future, technological developments would be necessary in view of different scenarios other than the Mediterranean area. This paper will be focused on an overview of the existing repair technologies and will discuss the possible future pipelines operating scenarios and the envisaged new developments of repair technology. Possible way of approaching and solving in a cost-effective way the needs of Pipeline Operators to have repair systems available will be discussed for the different pipeline scenarios.

Magnelli, G.; Radicioni, A. [Snamprogetti S.p.A., Fano (Italy). Offshore Division

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Developments advance subsea pipelaying, inspection, repair  

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Recent advances in laying, inspecting, and repairing pipelines are helping to cut both costs and time. A new dredging system that employs jets to clear a subsea trench for pipelay received trials off Belgium last spring. Also, within the last year, projects in the Middle East and North Sea employed technologies that promise to make inspecting the surface of a subsea pipeline in difficult terrain easier, less time consuming, and therefore less costly. Plus, subsea repair of damaged pipelines may take less time with a new ``stabbable`` pipe connector. The paper describes jet dredging, inspection advance, support software, the North Sea site, and pipeline repair.

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1997-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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H A&S 222d/253e: Introduction to Energy and Environment (Life Under the Pale Sun) Problem Set 1: Out: Weds. 11 April 2006 Mechanical and thermal energy  

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`marketable'energy use in the world is estimated as 4 x 1020 Joules/year. In class we converted this to wattsH A&S 222d/253e: Introduction to Energy and Environment (Life Under the Pale Sun) Spring 07 Problem Set 1: Out: Weds. 11 April 2006 Mechanical and thermal energy Back: Weds. 18 April 1. The total

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Encirclement sleeves reduce pipeline repair costs  

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Welded sleeve, or replacement of line repair methods have been used successfully for many years in the pipeline industry but can lead to other difficulties for a pipeline operator. Clock Spring`s composite sleeves have been used in over ten thousand pipeline repairs with pipe sizes ranging from 6- to 56-inches in diameter, all without costly shutdown, welding or purging. Repairs can be completed while the pipeline is fully operational and require only six inches of clearance under the pipe for wrapping the eight thicknesses of the coil. This minimizes costly digging and backfilling over long runs of pipe and necessary shoring for personnel safety. Also it provides a more cost-effective alterative to conventional pipeline repair since special handling, lifting, or installation equipment is not needed. This paper reviews the installation and performance of these sleeves.

NONE

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNAL REPAIR OF GAS PIPLINES SURVEY OF OPERATOR EXPERIENCE AND INDUSTRY NEEDS REPORT  

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A repair method that can be applied from the inside of a gas transmission pipeline (i.e., a trenchless repair) is an attractive alternative to conventional repair methods since the need to excavate the pipeline is precluded. This is particularly true for pipelines in environmentally sensitive and highly populated areas. The objectives of the project are to evaluate, develop, demonstrate, and validate internal repair methods for pipelines; develop a functional specification for an internal pipeline repair system; and prepare a recommended practice for internal repair of pipelines. The purpose of this survey is to better understand the needs and performance requirements of the natural gas transmission industry regarding internal repair. A total of fifty-six surveys were sent to pipeline operators. A total of twenty completed surveys were returned, representing a 36% response rate, which is considered very good given the fact that tailored surveys are known in the marketing industry to seldom attract more than a 10% response rate. The twenty survey responses produced the following principal conclusions: (1) Use of internal weld repair is most attractive for river crossings, under other bodies of water (e.g., lakes and swamps) in difficult soil conditions, under highways, under congested intersections, and under railway crossings. All these areas tend to be very difficult and very costly if, and where, conventional excavated repairs may be currently used. (2) Internal pipe repair offers a strong potential advantage to the high cost of horizontal direct drilling (HDD) when a new bore must be created to solve a leak or other problem in a water/river crossing. (3) The typical travel distances required can be divided into three distinct groups: up to 305 m (1,000 ft.); between 305 m and 610 m (1,000 ft. and 2,000 ft.); and beyond 914 m (3,000 ft.). In concept, these groups require pig-based systems; despooled umbilical systems could be considered for the first two groups. For the last group a self-propelled system with an onboard self-contained power and welding system is required. (4) Pipe size range requirements range from 50.8 mm (2 in.) through 1,219.2 mm (48 in.) in diameter. The most common size range for 80% to 90% of operators surveyed is 508 mm to 762 mm (20 in. to 30 in.) diameter, with 95% using 558.8 mm (22 in.) diameter pipe.

Ian D. Harris

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Technology Review: Unlocking the mysteries of DNA repair  

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DNA, the genetic blueprint, has the remarkable property of encoding its own repair following diverse types of structural damage induced by external agents or normal metabolism. We are studying the interplay of DNA damaging agents, repair genes, and their protein products to decipher the complex biochemical pathways that mediate such repair. Our research focuses on repair processes that correct DNA damage produced by chemical mutagens and radiation, both ionizing and ultraviolet. The most important type of DNA repair in human cells is called excision repair. This multistep process removes damaged or inappropriate pieces of DNA -- often as a string of 29 nucleotides containing the damage -- and replaces them with intact ones. We have isolated, cloned, and mapped several human repair genes associated with the nucleotide excision repair pathway and involved in the repair of DNA damage after exposure to ultraviolet light or mutagens in cooked food. We have shown that a defect in one of these repair genes, ERCC2, is responsible for the repair deficiency in one of the groups of patients with the recessive genetic disorder xeroderma pigmentosum (XP group D). We are exploring ways to purify sufficient quantities (milligrams) of the protein products of these and other repair genes so that we can understand their functions. Our long-term goals are to link defective repair proteins to human DNA repair disorders that predispose to cancer, and to produce DNA-repair-deficient mice that can serve as models for the human disorders.

Quirk, W.A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hurricane-damaged Gulf of Mexico pipeline repaired with cold forging  

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Damage to Texaco Pipeline Inc.'s Eugene Island Pipeline System (EIPS) in last year's Hurricane Andrew prompted a complex repair project unique for the Gulf of Mexico. Damage, suffered when the anchor of a runaway semisubmersible drilling rig crashed into the 20-in. EPIS during the height of the storm, caused the pipeline to fail under pressure within 48 hr. after start-up following the storm. The paper describes the importance of the EIPS; system safety; Andrew's damage; locating the leak; repair options; the chosen system; mechanical bonding; end connectors and ball flanges; and diving operations.

Lewis, G. (Texaco Pipeline Inc., Houma, LA (United States)); DeGruy, P. (Texaco Inc., New Orleans, LA (United States)); Avery, L. (Big Inch Marine Systems Inc., Lafayette, LA (United States))

1993-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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HANFORD SITE LOW EXPOSURE PIPELINE REPAIR USING A NON-METALLIC COMPOSITE SYSTEM  

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At the Department of Energy, Richland Operations (DOE-RL) Hanford site in eastern Washington, a 350 mm (14 inch) diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) pump recirculation pipeline failed at a bonded joint adjacent to a radiologically and chemically contaminated groundwater storage basin. The responsible DOE-RL contractor, CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company, applied a fiberglass reinforced plastic (composite) field repair system to the failed joint. The system was devised specifically for the HDPE pipe repair at the Hanford site, and had not been used on this type of plastic piping previously. This paper introduces the pipe failure scenario, describes the options considered for repair and discusses the ultimate resolution of the problem. The failed pipeline was successfully returned to service with minimal impact on waste water treatment plant operating capacity. Additionally, radiological and chemical exposures to facility personnel were maintained as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). The repair is considered a success for the near term, and future monitoring will prove whether the repair can be considered for long term service and as a viable alternative for similar piping failures at the Hanford site.

HUTH RJ

2009-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - auto body repair Sample Search Results  

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"repairable assets... of which can be plugged into SAWA. Figure 1. Repairable Assets Pipeline 2 Repairable Assets ... Source: Baclawski, Kenneth B. - College of Computer...

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Repair of mismatched basepairs in mammalian DNA  

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We have concentrated on three specific areas of our research plan. Our greatest emphasis is on the role of single strand nicks in influencing template strand selection in mismatch repair. We have found, that the ability of a nick in one strand to influence which strand is repaired is not a simple function of distance from the mismatched site but rather that an hot spot where a nick is more likely to have an influence can exist. The second line was production of single-genotype heteroduplexes in order to examine independently the repair of T/G and A/C mispairs within the same sequence context as in our mixed mispair preparations. We have shown preparations of supercoiled heteroduplex can be prepared that were exclusively T/G or exclusively A/C at the mispair site. The third effort has been to understand the difference in repair bias of different cell lines or different transfection conditions as it may relate to different repair systems in the cell. We have identified some of the sources of variation, including cell cycle position. We hope to continue this work to more precisely identify the phase of the cell cycle.

Taylor, J.H.; Hare, J.T.

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication Flaws in Reactor Pressure Vessel Repair Welds  

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This paper describes the fabrication flaw distribution and characterization in the repair weld metal of reactor pressure vessels. This work indicates that the large flaws occur in these repairs. These results show that repair flaws are complex in composition and sometimes include cracks on the repair ends. Parametric analysis using an exponential fit is performed on the data. A description of repair flaw morphology is provided. Fabrication flaws in repairs are characterized using high sensitivity nondestructive ultrasonic testing, validation by other nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, and complemented by destructive testing.

Schuster, George J.; Doctor, Steven R.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Genetic Control of Repair and Adaptive  

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Repair and Adaptive Responses to Low-level DNA Damage Repair and Adaptive Responses to Low-level DNA Damage James E. Haber Brandeis University Why This Project In order to fully understand mechanisms resulting in effects of low dose, whole system rather than cells must be examined. Although not identical to mammalian systems, simple systems usually have many similarities and give direction for further study of more complex systems. We use the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a model system because it is easy to manipulate and its genome is simple and well characterized. Project Goals Examine mechanisms and effects of low dose radiation response for: Genetic recombination mechanisms that lead to genomic instability Genetic factors that affect individual susceptibility to low-dose radiation The adaptive response

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Tank Remote Repair System Conceptual Design  

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This document describes two conceptual designs for a Tank Remote Repair System to perform leak site repairs of double shell waste tank walls (Types I, II, III, and IIIA) from the annulus space. The first concept uses a magnetic wall crawler and an epoxy patch system and the second concept uses a magnetic wall crawler and a magnetic patch system. The recommended concept uses the magnetic patch system, since it is simpler to deliver, easier to apply, and has a higher probability of stopping an active leak.

Kriikku, E.

2002-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a composite repair system for reinforcing offshore risers  

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A research program was conducted to investigate the application of composite materials in repairing corroded offshore risers, leading to the development of an optimized repair using a hybrid carbon/E-glass system. The objective of this research...

Alexander, Christopher Richard

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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In-service repair of main pipelines by welding  

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A new approach to the repair of main pipelines by welding without removing them from service ... failure risk; safety of welding works on pipeline under pressure; use of different variants of repair by welding; s...

V. I. Makhnenko; V. S. But; O. I. Oleinik

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ondskans Problem.  

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?? Ondskans problem är ett gammalt (religions)filosofiskt problem som, i grova drag, frågar om existensen av en allsmäktig, allvetande och allgod Gud är förenlig med… (more)

Rizk, Charbel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Design Reliability of Petroleum Pipeline Components on Repair  

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Developments are considered that may appreciably improve the design reliability in the repair of petroleum pipeline components.

I. N. Karelin

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Strongly Incremental Repair Detection Julian Hough1,2  

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in a pipeline of classifiers detecting the the different stages of repairs. Results on the Switchboard disStrongly Incremental Repair Detection Julian Hough1,2 1 Dialogue Systems Group Faculty of London m.purver@qmul.ac.uk Abstract We present STIR (STrongly Incremen- tal Repair detection), a system

Purver, Matthew

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Pipeline incidents and emergency repair in the North Sea  

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The failures of submarine pipelines in the North Sea, and the response of pipeline operators are first discussed. Against this background, the methods currently available for submarine pipeline repairs are reviewed. The Emergency Pipeline Repair Services available are described, and some future developments in the field of submarine pipeline repair are briefly outlined.

Wood, G.D.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience in the repair of steam generator auxiliary feedwater nozzle  

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The auxiliary feedwater nozzle is quite often subjected to more thermal stress cycles and other loading mechanisms during their service life than the material was designed and fabricated for at the nozzle of the earlier steam generators in many nuclear plants. During plant operation, the auxiliary feedwater nozzle outlet is exposed to the hot steam from the generator side, while the auxiliary feedwater piping which contains subcooled water from the inlet often induces water hammer as a result of the steam-water mixing phenomena. The thermal cycles and the steam bubble collapse at the nozzle may cause cracking in the nozzle liner and interior surface of the nozzle, and subsequently results in structural damage to the steam generator. This presentation is intended to share the lessons learned from the evaluation of the nozzle condition and the subsequent modification and repair made to the auxiliary feedwater nozzle at the Palisades Nuclear Plant. Other nuclear plant owners may benefit from this experience.

Chao, K.K.N. [Consumers Power Co., Jackson, MI (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[Studies of the repair of radiation-induced genetic damage in Drosophila]. Annual progress report, October 1, 1988--June 1, 1989  

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The primary goal of this study is to achieve a more thorough understanding of the mechanisms employed by higher organisms to repair DNA damage induced by both ionizing and nonionizing radiation. These studies are also contributing to an improved understanding of the processes of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis in higher eukaryotes. The studies employ Drosophila as a model organism for investigating repair functions that are common to all higher eukaryotes. Drosophila was chosen in the early phases of this study primarily because of the ease with which one can isolate and characterize repair-deficient mutants in a metazoan organism. The laboratory has gone on to investigate the metabolic defects of such mutants while others have performed complementary genetic and cytogenetic studies which relate DNA repair processes to mutagenesis and chromosome stability. The repair studies have exploited the capacity to introduce mutant Drosophila cells into tissue culture and thereby compare repair defects directly with those of homologous human disorders. Researchers are currently employing recombinant DNA technology to investigate the mechanisms of the DNA repair pathways defined by those mutants.

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1989-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Actions to promote energy-efficient electric motor repair  

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Electric motors are repaired 2-3 times over their lifetime. Poor repair practices, particularly widespread in developing countries, can lead to a significant increase in motor losses. It is estimated that worldwide poor repair leads to annual electricity losses of approximately 40 TWh, representing 20 Mtons of CO2 emissions. The main objective of this paper is to provide a technical basis for designing demand side management actions, which address the motor repair market. This paper brings into focus motor repair process trends, energy-efficient motors, typical repair process, actions to promote energy-efficient motor repair, energy-efficient motor rebate schemes to replace old, badly damaged motors and the factors influencing payback. This paper will be useful to energy policy makers, and Demand Side Management (DSM) staff in energy agencies and electric utilities.

Aníbal T. de Almeida; Fernando J.T.E. Ferreira

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remarks on an attempted axiomatisation of Quantum Mechanics, due to Lucien Hardy, and Ten Theses on Hilbert's Sixth Problem and Quantum Measurement  

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From the standpoint of Hilbert's Sixth Problem, which is the axiomatisation of Physics, the famous paper of Lucien Hardy's, Quantum Theory from Five Reasonable Axioms, is not relevant. The present paper argues that Hardy does not give a physical definition of `limit', and if we assume the usual mathematical definition of limit of a sequence, he fails to define a sequence in physical terms to which the usual definition is applicable. We argue that one should not, in fact, try to define probability in terms of the usual notion of limit of a sequence of results of a measurement because of seemingly insurmountable difficulties in axiomatising the notion of function or sequence in this context. Von Plato's and the authour's work (see http:arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0502124 and euclid.unh.edu/~jjohnson/axiomatics.html for larger context and further references) on the definition of physical probability needs to be used in this context. We conclude with ten theses on quantum measurement, from the standpoint of the Hilbert problem.

Joseph F. Johnson

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Common Air Conditioner Problems | Department of Energy  

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Common Air Conditioner Problems Common Air Conditioner Problems Common Air Conditioner Problems May 30, 2012 - 6:41pm Addthis A refrigerant leak is one common air conditioning problem. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/BanksPhotos. A refrigerant leak is one common air conditioning problem. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/BanksPhotos. What does this mean for me? You can eliminate the most common air conditioner problems before hiring an air conditioning technician. You can do some air conditioner maintenance and repair tasks yourself. One of the most common air conditioning problems is improper operation. If your air conditioner is on, be sure to close your home's windows and outside doors. For room air conditioners, isolate the room or a group of connected rooms as much as possible from the rest of your home.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems | Department of Energy  

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Common Air Conditioner Problems Common Air Conditioner Problems Common Air Conditioner Problems May 30, 2012 - 6:41pm Addthis A refrigerant leak is one common air conditioning problem. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/BanksPhotos. A refrigerant leak is one common air conditioning problem. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/BanksPhotos. What does this mean for me? You can eliminate the most common air conditioner problems before hiring an air conditioning technician. You can do some air conditioner maintenance and repair tasks yourself. One of the most common air conditioning problems is improper operation. If your air conditioner is on, be sure to close your home's windows and outside doors. For room air conditioners, isolate the room or a group of connected rooms as much as possible from the rest of your home.

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Evaluation of temporary non-code repairs in safety class 3 piping systems  

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Temporary non-ASME Code repairs in safety class 3 pipe and piping components are permissible during plant operation in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission Generic Letter 90-05. However, regulatory acceptance of such repairs requires the licensee to undertake several timely actions. Consistent with the requirements of GL 90-05, this paper presents an overview of the detailed evaluation and relief request process. The technical criteria encompasses both ductile and brittle piping materials. It also lists appropriate evaluation methods that a utility engineer can select to perform a structural integrity assessment for design basis loading conditions to support the use of temporary non-Code repair for degraded piping components. Most use of temporary non-code repairs at a nuclear generating station is in the service water system which is an essential safety related system providing the ultimate heat sink for various plant systems. Depending on the plant siting, the service water system may use fresh water or salt water as the cooling medium. Various degradation mechanisms including general corrosion, erosion/corrosion, pitting, microbiological corrosion, galvanic corrosion, under-deposit corrosion or a combination thereof continually challenge the pressure boundary structural integrity. A good source for description of corrosion degradation in cooling water systems is provided in a cited reference.

Godha, P.C.; Kupinski, M.; Azevedo, N.F. [Northeast Utilities System, Hartford, CT (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair: Kirtland Air Force Base Leak Detection and Repair Program  

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Best Management Practice Best Management Practice Case Study #3 Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Kirtland Air Force Base - Leak Detection and Repair Program Overview Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) performed an award winning leak detection and repair program in 2006. The results of the project are saving Kirtland AFB 179 million gallons each year, which is over 16% of the total water use at the base. Kirtland AFB is located on 52,000 acres, southeast and adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The area is a high altitude desert, only receiving about 8 inches of rain each year. Kirtland AFB draws water from an under- ground aquifer via seven production wells through- out the base. The base also has access to water from the City of Albuquerque. The underground water

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Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair: Kirtland Air Force Base Leak Detection and Repair Program  

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Best Management Practice Best Management Practice Case Study #3 Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Kirtland Air Force Base - Leak Detection and Repair Program Overview Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) performed an award winning leak detection and repair program in 2006. The results of the project are saving Kirtland AFB 179 million gallons each year, which is over 16% of the total water use at the base. Kirtland AFB is located on 52,000 acres, southeast and adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The area is a high altitude desert, only receiving about 8 inches of rain each year. Kirtland AFB draws water from an under- ground aquifer via seven production wells through- out the base. The base also has access to water from the City of Albuquerque. The underground water

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Solvent-mediated repair and patterning of surfaces by AFM  

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A tip-based approach to shaping surfaces of soluble materials with nanometer-scale control is reported. The proposed method can be used, for example, to eliminate defects and inhomogeneities in surface shape, repair mechanical or laser-induced damage to surfaces, or perform 3D lithography on the length scale of an AFM tip. The phenomenon that enables smoothing and repair of surfaces is based on the transport of material from regions of high- to low-curvature within the solution meniscus formed in a solvent-containing atmosphere between the surface in question and an AFM tip scanned over the surface. Using in situ AFM measurements of the kinetics of surface remodeling on KDP (KH{sub 2}PO{sub 4}) crystals in humid air, we show that redistribution of solute material during relaxation of grooves and mounds is driven by a reduction in surface free energy as described by the Gibbs-Thomson law. We find that the perturbation from a flat interface evolves according to the diffusion equation where the effective diffusivity is determined by the product of the surface stiffness and the step kinetic coefficient. We also show that, surprisingly, if the tip is instead scanned over or kept stationary above an atomically flat area of the surface, a convex structure is formed with a diameter that is controlled by the dimensions of the meniscus, indicating that the presence of the tip and meniscus reduces the substrate chemical potential beneath that of the free surface. This allows one to create nanometer-scale 3D structures of arbitrary shape without the removal of substrate material or the use of extrinsic masks or chemical compounds. Potential applications of these tip-based phenomena are discussed.

Elhadj, S; Chernov, A; De Yoreo, J

2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Quantification of Repair of  

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Quantification of Repair of Low-Dose-Induced DNA Double-Strand Quantification of Repair of Low-Dose-Induced DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Diploid Human Cells Authors: David Schild,1 and Larry H. Thompson,2 Institutions: 1Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and 2BBR Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the biochemical lesions of primary concern in radiation related health effects. Compelling evidence from rodent and chicken model systems indicates that homologous recombinational repair (HRR) plays an essential role for cell viability in the repair of spontaneous DSBs arising during DNA replication and an important role in the repair of IR-induced DSBs. IR-induced DSBs are also repaired by error-prone nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ). Using hTERT-immortalized

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Rapid pipeline repair technology for war damage recovery. Technical note  

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This report documents the development of three experimental pipeline couplers for rapid repair of fuel lines damaged in an attack. The experimental couplers are: (1) the Cold Forge coupler, (2) the Internal Coupler, and (3) the Inflatable Seal Coupler. The focus of the evaluation was to determine the feasibility of rapidly repairing bomb-damaged fuel lines with each coupler, particularly underground pipelines made of carbon steel. Evaluating the feasibility of repair with each coupler was based on such aspects as installations speed and effectiveness. The test results confirmed that each coupler could be used during base recovery, operations to rapidly and effectively repair a fuel pipeline that may be out-of-round or highly misaligned. Recommended that each experimental coupler be taken into advanced development for extensive testing and field evaluation. Base recovery, Expedient pipeline repair, Utility repair.

Anguiano, G.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fluorescence method to detect photo-activated repair of UV-induced DNA damage in marine organisms  

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After UV exposure, marine microorganisms may re-activate their photosynthetic systems or regain their pre-exposure metabolic rates, but they will not long survive, nor grow or reproduce, if they cannot repair DNA or ERN damage. Several repair mechanisms, including nucleotide excision repair and photo-reactivation, are known in terrestrial organisms, but there is little information on either process in marine microorganisms. Photo-reactivation may be especially important near the ocean surface where a few meters difference in vertical position or a few hours difference in time may alleviate UV-irradiation stress yet still provide sufficient light for photoactivated repair processes. We have developed a relatively simple, sensitive method to measure the activity of the photo-reactivation enzyme, photolyase, by fluorometry. UV irradiation causes adjacent thymine nucleotides in DNA to form cyclobutane dimers. Photolyase attaches to the dimerized DNA then breaks the dimers in a reaction catalyzed by visible light, thereby allowing restoration of cross-strand base pairing. Our assay for photolyase activity involves a dimerized synthetic DNA and DNA-specific fluorochromes with affinity for thymine-rich regions of DNA. When thymine dimers are present, fluorescence of these dyes is reduced. As dimers are repaired, fluorescence increases, allowing us to demonstrate the presence of photolyase and measure its activity using conventional fluorometers available in most marine laboratories. Photo-reactivation activity has been unambiguously demonstrated in samples of coastal seawater. In preliminary investigations, cells taken from surface slicks did not have enhanced photo-repair capabilities relative to cells collected 5 meters below the surface. Additional tests of the method and measurements of photo-repair activities of surface and subsurface organisms will be made during the SLIX-89 Surface Microlayer Experiment in October 1989.

Carlson, D.J.; Mordy, C.W.; Nelson, K. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (United States))

1990-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

131

Problem 5  

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Sep 20, 2011 ... which can be hit. (Neglect air resistance.) A panel in the Mathematics Department publishes a challenging problem once a week and invites ...

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides- Building America Top Innovation  

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Building America team Building Science Corporation guides contractors through several options for repairing or replacing old windows to improve air sealing and thermal performance.

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Modelling repairable system reliability with explanatory variables and repair and maintenance actions  

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......However, in general, in RMs...overhaul of an engine (a midlife...used with diesel engines...g. from diesel engines, such as...is a quite general model, and...analysis of diesel engine failure data...systems with general repair......

Diederik Lugtigheid; agan Banjevic; Andrew K. S. Jardine

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Availability Analysis of Repairable Computer Systems and Stationarity Detection  

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Availability Analysis of Repairable Computer Systems and Stationarity Detection Bruno Sericola computer system and we assume, as usual, that the system is modeled by a finite Markov process. We propose of performability measures. Index TermsÐRepairable computer systems, dependability, availability, performability

Sericola, Bruno

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Proceedings of design, repair, and refurbishment of steam turbines  

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This book reports on the proceedings of design, repair and refurbishment of steam engines. Topics covered include: Advisor/Expert Systems for Steam Turbines; Moisture Effects on the Operating and Performance of Steam Turbines; Turbine Steam Path Development; Repair and Refurbishment of the Electric Generator Components; and Advanced Steam Turbine Designs.

Warnock, A.S. (Lehigh Univ., PA (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathway Genes and Oral Premalignant Lesions  

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...repair protein XPA binds replication protein A (RPA). J Biol Chem 1995;270:4152-7. 18 van Gool AJ, Citterio E, Rademakers S, et al. The Cockayne syndrome B protein, involved in transcription-coupled DNA repair, resides in an RNA polymerase...

Yunfei Wang; Margaret R. Spitz; J. Jack Lee; Maosheng Huang; Scott M. Lippman; Xifeng Wu

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Cable Repair Ship H.M.T.S. Monarch  

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... -6), members of the general public had an opportunity of inspecting the Post Office cable repair ship Monarch, which was lying in the Thames off the Tower. This ship ... fitted out with the special gear necessary for carrying out all the operations required in cable laying and repair, on which service she is at sea for most of the ...

1934-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Problem 3  

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Sep 4, 2012 ... NOON 9/17/12. CAN YOU GIVE US A SOLUTION? Problem No. 3 (Fall 2012 Series). There are M gold fish and K silver fish in a lake. They are.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical process Mechanical mechanisms  

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1 Physical process Generation · Mechanical mechanisms F = m·a · Electric/Magnetic mechanisms F ­ Quadrupoles......shear stress fluctuations ­ High order poles...... phys. interpretation difficult Governing

Berlin,Technische Universität

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Computational mechanics  

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The Computational Mechanics thrust area sponsors research into the underlying solid, structural and fluid mechanics and heat transfer necessary for the development of state-of-the-art general purpose computational software. The scale of computational capability spans office workstations, departmental computer servers, and Cray-class supercomputers. The DYNA, NIKE, and TOPAZ codes have achieved world fame through our broad collaborators program, in addition to their strong support of on-going Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) programs. Several technology transfer initiatives have been based on these established codes, teaming LLNL analysts and researchers with counterparts in industry, extending code capability to specific industrial interests of casting, metalforming, and automobile crash dynamics. The next-generation solid/structural mechanics code, ParaDyn, is targeted toward massively parallel computers, which will extend performance from gigaflop to teraflop power. Our work for FY-92 is described in the following eight articles: (1) Solution Strategies: New Approaches for Strongly Nonlinear Quasistatic Problems Using DYNA3D; (2) Enhanced Enforcement of Mechanical Contact: The Method of Augmented Lagrangians; (3) ParaDyn: New Generation Solid/Structural Mechanics Codes for Massively Parallel Processors; (4) Composite Damage Modeling; (5) HYDRA: A Parallel/Vector Flow Solver for Three-Dimensional, Transient, Incompressible Viscous How; (6) Development and Testing of the TRIM3D Radiation Heat Transfer Code; (7) A Methodology for Calculating the Seismic Response of Critical Structures; and (8) Reinforced Concrete Damage Modeling.

Goudreau, G.L.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a carbon composite overwrap pipeline repair system  

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A relatively new method has been developed to stop external corrosion and structurally reinforce steel pipes by external wrapping of damaged sections using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials. Several different defect geometries representing corrosion patches on steel pipe were characterized using finite-element analysis, by changing the circumferential length of the defect. Pipe vessels containing these defects along with the composite structural repairs were modeled and the results were compared to field tests to determine the effectiveness of the repairs. It was found that the defect width around the circumference had little impact on the ultimate rupture pressure of the repaired vessel, but influenced the stress state in the underlying pipe substrate.

J.M. Duell; J.M. Wilson; M.R. Kessler

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair-Mediated Duplication by Capture of Proximal Chromosomal DNA Has Shaped Vertebrate Genome  

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computational pipeline that takes advantage of the repetitive structure of genomes to detect repairRepair-Mediated Duplication by Capture of Proximal Chromosomal DNA Has Shaped Vertebrate Genome if not repaired promptly. Experimental systems have shown that DSB repair in eukaryotic cells is often imperfect

Feschotte, Cedric

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Cadmium sulfate and CdTe-quantum dots alter DNA repair in zebrafish (Danio rerio) liver cells  

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Increasing use of quantum dots (QDs) makes it necessary to evaluate their toxicological impacts on aquatic organisms, since their contamination of surface water is inevitable. This study compares the genotoxic effects of ionic Cd versus CdTe nanocrystals in zebrafish hepatocytes. After 24 h of CdSO{sub 4} or CdTe QD exposure, zebrafish liver (ZFL) cells showed a decreased number of viable cells, an accumulation of Cd, an increased formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and an induction of DNA strand breaks. Measured levels of stress defense and DNA repair genes were elevated in both cases. However, removal of bulky DNA adducts by nucleotide excision repair (NER) was inhibited with CdSO{sub 4} but not with CdTe QDs. The adverse effects caused by acute exposure of CdTe QDs might be mediated through differing mechanisms than those resulting from ionic cadmium toxicity, and studying the effects of metallic components may be not enough to explain QD toxicities in aquatic organisms. - Highlights: • Both CdSO{sub 4} and CdTe QDs lead to cell death and Cd accumulation. • Both CdSO{sub 4} and CdTe QDs induce cellular ROS generation and DNA strand breaks. • Both CdSO{sub 4} and CdTe QDs induce the expressions of stress defense and DNA repair genes. • NER repair capacity was inhibited with CdSO{sub 4} but not with CdTe QDs.

Tang, Song; Cai, Qingsong [The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79416 (United States); Chibli, Hicham [Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 2B4 (Canada); Allagadda, Vinay [The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79416 (United States); Nadeau, Jay L. [Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 2B4 (Canada); Mayer, Gregory D., E-mail: greg.mayer@ttu.edu [The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79416 (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A tissue engineering strategy for integrative cartilage repair  

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Tissue engineering for cartilage repair is a promising approach for improving the healing of articular defects, as biomaterials and growth factors can be supplied directly to a focal lesion. However, integrating neo-tissue ...

Mroszczyk, Keri A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of Damaged DNA by Arabidopsis Cell Extract  

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...and irradiated at the doses indicated in figure legends...the repair of a model ionizing radiation-induced DNA strand...their genomes from a wide range of genotoxic stresses...Arabidopsis cytology genetics radiation effects Cell Extracts...

Anatoliy Li; David Schuermann; Francesca Gallego; Igor Kovalchuk; Bruno Tinland

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How Do Bacteria Repair Damage from the Sun? | Advanced Photon...  

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| Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed How Do Bacteria Repair Damage from the Sun? JANUARY 22, 2014 Bookmark and Share Modeling of UvrAUvrB SAXS data. Panel A shows the...

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DNA Damage and Repair in Translational Oncology: An Overview  

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...is a molecular sensor of DNA breaks that facilitates DNA repair and controls genomic stability and apoptosis. PARP inhibitors...PARP-1 inhibitor NSC 737664 entered the NCI clinical development pipeline, we initiated a program to model pharmacodynamic responses...

Eddie Reed

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair | Department of Energy  

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Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair Solar Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair May 30, 2012 - 2:35pm Addthis Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Solar energy systems require periodic inspections and routine maintenance to keep them operating efficiently. Also, from time to time, components may need repair or replacement. You should also take steps to prevent scaling, corrosion, and freezing. You might be able to handle some of the inspections and maintenance tasks on your own, but others may require a qualified technician. Ask for a cost estimate in writing before having any work done. For some systems, it may

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Dofasco`s No. 4 blast furnace hearth breakout, repair and rescue  

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On May 5, 1994, after producing 9.5 million metric tons of iron, Dofasco`s No. 4 Blast Furnace experienced a hearth breakout 250 millimeters below the west taphole. The hot metal spill caused a fire resulting in severe damage and 33 days of lost production. During a 26-day period, electrical wiring, water drainage systems and both tapholes were repaired. Recovery from an unprepared furnace stop of this length, with the deadman depleted is difficult. To aid with the rescue Hoogovens-designed oxygen/fuel lances were commissioned. The furnace recovery began with a lance in each taphole and all tuyeres plugged. Six days after startup the furnace was casting into torpedo cars, and after nine days operation had returned to normal. This incident prompted Dofasco to expand the hearth monitoring system to detect and prevent similar occurrences. During the repair, 203 new thermocouples were installed in the hearth, concentrating on the tapholes and elephant foot areas. These thermocouples were installed at various depths and locations to allow heat flux calculations. This hearth monitoring system has already identified other problem areas and provided valuable information about hearth drainage patterns. This information has allowed them to develop control strategies to manage localized problem areas.

Donaldson, R.J.; Fischer, A.J.; Sharp, R.M.; Stothart, D.W. [Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)

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Manual HVOF thermal spray repair of nickel aluminum bronze castings  

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

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

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater pipeline-repair system deployed to Mediterranean  

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The latest phase in development of a deepwater pipeline-repair system received full-scale trials earlier this summer in Norway and has been deployed on standby for the Trans-Mediterranean pipeline by operator SNAM. In Stavanger harbor in June, Sonsub International Inc.`s Arcos diverless repair system underwent successful shallow-water trials that employed all the system`s equipment. (Arcos is an Italian acronym for attrezzaturre per la riparazione di condotte sottomarine-subsea pipe repair tooling.) The system is the most recent development in an evolution of efforts to develop a diverless pipeline-repair system for deepwater use. The prototype PRS (pipeline repair system) received deepwater (300m) trials offshore southern Italy in 1992. It used two work-class ROVs. In 1995, a modified PRS, renamed the DSRS (diverless sealine repair system), underwent shallow-water trials, also offshore southern Italy, that led to a modification of its pipe-lifting system. In 1997, the DSRS underwent more shallow-water trials, this time in Stavanger, which led to improvement in the spool-installation module. According to Sonsub, this refined version of the Arcos employs a low-force modular concept that is ROV supported and can be adapted quickly and easily to a wide range of pipe sizes.

True, W.R.

1998-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical repair of base lesions, AP-sites, and strand breaks on plasmid DNA in dilute aqueous solution by ascorbic acid  

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Highlights: •We report a novel mechanism of radiation protection of DNA by chemical activity of ascorbic acid. •The “chemical repair” of DNA damage was revealed using biochemical assay and chemical kinetics analysis. •We found that ascorbic acid significantly repairs precursors of nucleobase lesions and abasic sites. •However, ascorbic acid seldom repairs precursors of DNA-strand breaks. -- Abstract: We quantified the damage yields produced in plasmid DNA by ?-irradiation in the presence of low concentrations (10–100 ?M) of ascorbic acid, which is a major antioxidant in living systems, to clarify whether it chemically repairs radiation damage in DNA. The yield of DNA single strand breaks induced by irradiation was analyzed with agarose gel electrophoresis as conformational changes in closed circular plasmids. Base lesions and abasic sites were also observed as additional conformational changes by treating irradiated samples with glycosylase proteins. By comparing the suppression efficiencies to the induction of each DNA lesion, in addition to scavenging of the OH radicals derived from water radiolysis, it was found that ascorbic acid promotes the chemical repair of precursors of AP-sites and base lesions more effectively than those of single strand breaks. We estimated the efficiency of the chemical repair of each lesion using a kinetic model. Approximately 50–60% of base lesions and AP-sites were repaired by 10 ?M ascorbic acid, although strand breaks were largely unrepaired by ascorbic acid at low concentrations. The methods in this study will provide a route to understanding the mechanistic aspects of antioxidant activity in living systems.

Hata, Kuniki [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan) [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakatashirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Urushibara, Ayumi; Yamashita, Shinichi; Shikazono, Naoya; Yokoya, Akinari [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakatashirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan)] [Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-4 Shirakatashirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Katsumura, Yosuke, E-mail: katsu@n.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan) [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Nuclear Professional School, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 2-22 Shirakatashirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1188 (Japan)

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Process Waste Assessment, Mechanics Shop  

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This Process Waste Assessment was conducted to evaluate hazardous wastes generated in the Mechanics Shop. The Mechanics Shop maintains and repairs motorized vehicles and equipment on the SNL/California site, to include motorized carts, backhoes, street sweepers, trash truck, portable emergency generators, trencher, portable crane, and man lifts. The major hazardous waste streams routinely generated by the Mechanics Shop are used oil, spent off filters, oily rags, and spent batteries. The used off and spent off filters make up a significant portion of the overall hazardous waste stream. Waste oil and spent batteries are sent off-site for recycling. The rags and spent on filters are not recycled. They are disposed of as hazardous waste. Mechanics Shop personnel continuously look for opportunities to minimize hazardous wastes.

Phillips, N.M.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Computation: its Computational Complexity and Technologies  

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Mechanical Computation: its Computational Complexity and Technologies Chapter, Encyclopedia Importance II. Introduction to Computational Complexity III. Computational Complexity of Mechanical Devices and their Movement Problems IV. Concrete Mechanical Computing Devices V. Future Directions VI. Bibliography Glossary

Reif, John H.

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Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement | Department of  

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Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement January 6, 2010 - 8:26am Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory For the past few weeks, my forced-air gas furnace has been on the fritz. I blame this on the fact that I haven't been as diligent as I should have been with regular furnace maintenance, which includes: Checking the condition of the vent connection pipe and chimney Checking the physical integrity of the heat exchanger Adjusting the controls to provide optimum water and air temperature settings for both efficiency and comfort Having a technician perform a combustion-efficiency test Checking the combustion chamber for cracks. Testing for carbon monoxide

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RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Hygiene Substation Access Road Repairs  

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Hygiene Substation Access Road Repairs Hygiene Substation Access Road Repairs A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration proposes to repair the access road/driveway into the Hygiene Substation. There is a low spot in the middle of the driveway that impedes maneuvering oflarge maintenance equipment in and out of the yard. Western plans to fill the low spot with road base and crumbled concrete fill. The Hygiene Substation is located in Boulder County, approximately 2 miles northwest of Longmont, CO (T3N, R69W, Sec 18). All proposed construction will occur within the existing, disturbed substation access road/driveway. B. Number and Title of tile Categorical Exclusion Being Applied: (See text in 10 CFR 1021, Subpart D.) BI.3 Routine maintenance activities and custodial services for buildings, structures,

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Additive manufacturing for in situ repair of osteochondral defects  

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Tissue engineering holds great promise for injury repair and replacement of defective body parts. While a number of techniques exist for creating living biological constructs in vitro, none have been demonstrated for in situ repair. Using novel geometric feedback-based approaches and through development of appropriate printing-material combinations, we demonstrate the in situ repair of both chondral and osteochondral defects that mimic naturally occurring pathologies. A calf femur was mounted in a custom jig and held within a robocasting-based additive manufacturing (AM) system. Two defects were induced: one a cartilage-only representation of a grade IV chondral lesion and the other a two-material bone and cartilage fracture of the femoral condyle. Alginate hydrogel was used for the repair of cartilage; a novel formulation of demineralized bone matrix was used for bone repair. Repair prints for both defects had mean surface errors less than 0.1 mm. For the chondral defect, 42.8 ± 2.6% of the surface points had errors that were within a clinically acceptable error range; however, with 1 mm path planning shift, an estimated ~75% of surface points could likely fall within the benchmark envelope. For the osteochondral defect, 83.6 ± 2.7% of surface points had errors that were within clinically acceptable limits. In addition to implications for minimally invasive AM-based clinical treatments, these proof-of-concept prints are some of the only in situ demonstrations to-date, wherein the substrate geometry was unknown a priori. The work presented herein demonstrates in situ AM, suggests potential biomedical applications and also explores in situ-specific issues, including geometric feedback, material selection and novel path planning techniques.

Daniel L Cohen; Jeffrey I Lipton; Lawrence J Bonassar; Hod Lipson

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repairs for damaged bolt holes in continuous fiber reinforced plastics  

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repair method for damaged bolt holes in such composites. Bolt holes in three types of graphite-epoxy were purposely damaged and then repaired. Each was tested to characterize its static and fatigue behavior. The tests used a special fixture to simulate... composite joints . Bearing-bypass ratio can change the failure mode of bolted composite joints 7 Drilling defects in graphite-epoxy coupons 12 26 The exit side of a IM7/8551-7A 18 ply tape coupon showing the damage due to drilling 27 9 Resin filled...

Copps, Kevin Daniel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ice plug employed on subsea pipeline bend during repair  

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The first controlled-temperature ice plug in the bend of an offshore gas trunkline has been carried out for Phillips Petroleum Co. Norway on its Norpipe A.S. platform in the German sector of the North Sea. The procedure was part of a subsea valve repair operation. The ice plug was successfully formed offshore and tested to a differential pressure of 1,450 psi. Repair of two valves required only 5 days during which time gas production was operating at close to 50--60% via the platform bypass, says the service company. The paper discusses the procedure.

NONE

1997-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among women in Connecticut  

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Several hereditary syndromes characterized by defective DNA repair are associated with high risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To explore whether common polymorphisms in DNA repair genes affect risk of NHL in th...

Min Shen; Tongzhang Zheng; Qing Lan; Yawei Zhang; Shelia H. Zahm…

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsea Repair of Concrete Weight Coating on 30? North Sea Pipeline  

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The 30? North Sea Gas Pipeline in the Danish sector had suffered damage ... trawlboards and other heavy fishing gear. To repair this damage several methods of repair were considered to find one which could ... pr...

Erik Reker

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AMEAerospace & Mechanical  

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AMEAerospace & Mechanical Engineering #12;Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design complex mechanical, thermal, fluidic, acousti- cal, optical, and electronic systems, with char- acteristic sizes space. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students conduct basic and applied research within

Wang, Hai

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Minimum thickness for circumferential sleeve repair fillet welds in corroded gas pipelines  

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The minimum weldable pipe wall thickness for sleeve repair welds is numerically assessed in this work, as a function of pressure during the welding operations of a corroded gas pipeline, according to the approach by Battelle. The minimum weldable thickness is found to increase when the flow rate of the transported gas in the section being repaired increases. Integrity of the repairs is assessed, and alternative measures to momentarily increase the flow in the area of the repair are evaluated.

A.P Cisilino; M.D Chapetti; J.L Otegui

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote Connection Systems for Subsea Pipeline Tie-Ins and Repairs  

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The MORGRIP coupling has been used on applications both Topside and for subsea pipeline tie ins and repairs.

Derek Cruickshank; Phil Maxted

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremal Graph Problems, Degenerate Extremal Problems,  

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Extremal Graph Problems, Degenerate Extremal Problems, and Supersaturated Graphs Mikl´os Simonovits´an-type extremal problem. The graphs attaining the maximum will be called extremal and their family will be denoted and multi- ple edges. In 1940, P. Tur´an posed and solved the extremal problem of Kp+1, the complete graph

Simonovits, Miklós

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Reduced COX-2 Protein in Colorectal Cancer with Defective Mismatch Repair  

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...Protein in Colorectal Cancer with Defective Mismatch Repair 1 1 This work...typic characteristics of defective DNA mismatch repair express...may arise in the setting of defective DNA mismatch repair. INTRODUCTION...sporadic colorectal adenomas and car cinomas (6-7) and in FAP...

William E. Karnes, Jr.; Rebecca Shattuck-Brandt; Lawrence J. Burgart; Raymond N. DuBois; David J. Tester; Julie M. Cunningham; Cheong-Yong Kim; Shannon K. McDonnell; Daniel J. Schaid; and Stephen N. Thibodeau

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of UV Dimers in Skin DNA of Patients with Basal Cell Carcinoma  

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...carcinoma have a reduced capacity to repair UV-induced...after a brief exposure to solar-simulated UV radiation...Therefore, a reduced capacity to repair photolesions...induced in human skin by solar-simulating UV radiation...Grossman L. DNA repair capacity for ultraviolet light-induced...

Dan Segerbäck; Malgorzata Strozyk; Erna Snellman; and Kari Hemminki

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Field-Test Validation of an Assay for DNA Repair in Circulating Human Lymphocytes  

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...as a result of the reduced capacity of patients' cells to repair...Since the UV component of solar radiation exists as the predominant...study. orientation of reduced capacity for DNA repair of UV-irradi...of estrus on the DNA repair capacity of these subjects. The effect...

William F. Athas; Mohammad A. Hedayati; Genevieve M. Matanoski; Evan R. Farmer; and Lawrence Grossman

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibition of Short Patch and Long Patch Base Excision Repair by an Oxidized Abasic Site  

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Inhibition of Short Patch and Long Patch Base Excision Repair by an Oxidized Abasic Site ... Inhibition of DNA polymerase ?’s lyase function is accompanied by inactivation of its DNA polymerase activity as well, which prevents long patch base excision repair of DOB. ... Overall, DOB is highly refractory to short patch and long patch base excision repair. ...

Lirui Guan; Katarzyna Bebenek; Thomas A. Kunkel; Marc M. Greenberg

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Proteogenomic Analysis Reveals Unanticipated Adaptations of Colorectal Tumor Cells to Deficiencies in DNA Mismatch Repair  

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...related double-strand break repair protein NBN, which are constituents...decreased DNA synthesis and repair in MMR- cells (Fig. 4...application of our newly developed pipeline for the detection of variant...in DNA and RNA synthesis and repair. The driving proteins behind...

Patrick J. Halvey; Xiaojing Wang; Jing Wang; Ajaz A. Bhat; Punita Dhawan; Ming Li; Bing Zhang; Daniel C. Liebler; and Robbert J.C. Slebos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epigenetic Modifications in Double-Strand Break DNA Damage Signaling and Repair  

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...Focus 10 14 31 DNA Damage and Repair in Translational Oncology...investigators, DNA damage and repair has been a major focus of anticancer...Plummer R . Perspective on the pipeline of drugs being developed with...break DNA damage signaling and repair. Clin Cancer Res 2010;16...

Dorine Rossetto; Andrew W. Truman; Stephen J. Kron; and Jacques Côté

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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“Contextual” Synthetic Lethality and/or Loss of Heterozygosity: Tumor Hypoxia and Modification of DNA Repair  

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...Break DNA Damage Signaling and Repair Dorine Rossetto 1 Andrew W...machineries for chromosomal DNA repair. Genes Dev 2004;18:602-16...Plummer R . Perspective on the pipeline of drugs being developed with...hypoxia and modification of DNA repair. Clin Cancer Res 2010;16...

Norman Chan and Robert G. Bristow

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion Repair and Corrosion Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures in  

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11/14/2014 1 Corrosion Repair and Corrosion Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills Vector Construction / Vector Corrosion Technologies www.vectorgroup.com www.vector-corrosion.com Presentation Outline · Introduction · Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures · Protection of Chests

Das, Suman

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HOW TO REPAIR A SECOND-ORDER SURFACE FOR COMPUTER  

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1 HOW TO REPAIR A SECOND-ORDER SURFACE FOR COMPUTER EXPERIMENTS BY KRIGING Astrid JOURDAN and analysis of computer experiments have been widely investigated in the past decade. Two approaches seem describes and compares them briefly in order to present a methodology for computer experiments based

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Workshop Proceedings: Life Assessment and Repair of Steam Turbine Casings  

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With the trend toward operating steam turbines far beyond their design lives, utilities need methods for assessing and extending the lives of the turbine casings. Consolidating and publishing industry experience on this subject will help utilities make run/replace decisions, select appropriate repair techniques, implement operational changes, and select new designs to meet future needs.

None

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development/Plasticity/Repair Identification of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Recycling  

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Development/Plasticity/Repair Identification of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Recycling and Its, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 In the CNS, receptor recycling is critical for synaptic plasticity; however, the recycling of receptors has never been observed at peripheral synapses. Using a novel

Alford, Simon

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USDA Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Areas  

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for the Housing Preservation Grant program, which provides funding to repair low-income housing, rental properties, or co-op owned housing. Eligible sponsors include state agencies, local government, Tribes, and nonprofits.

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DNA Damage Repair Pathways in Cancer Stem Cells  

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...reads to the genome was performed using the AB BioScope 1.2 Pipeline and outputs imported into Partek Genomics Suite for analysis...results reveals upregulation of genes and miRNAs involved in DNA repair, angiogenesis, and inhibitors of Estrogen Receptor-alpha...

Marcello Maugeri-Saccà; Monica Bartucci; and Ruggero De Maria

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Cells, Wound Repair Winning GVC Technologies | ornl.gov  

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Solar Cells, Wound Repair Winning GVC Technologies Solar Cells, Wound Repair Winning GVC Technologies March 26, 2010 Graduate student teams from the University of Arkansas and the University of Maryland earned first place in the energy and security categories at the 2010 GVC hosted by ORNL March 24-26. The competition, in its fourth year, attracts students developing new technologies and venture investors with expertise in the market. The first-prize winners each received $25,000. Douglas Hutchings, Stephen Ritterbush, and Seth Shumate from Arkansas won first place in the energy division for Silicon Solar Solutions. "Our method replaces the expensive top layer of solar cells with a thinner, large-grain polysilicon at lower temperatures, which reduces cost and is appealing to manufacturers," said Ritterbush.

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Freeze plug proves safe, economical in riser repair  

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In October 1992, Exxon Pipeline Co., Houston, performed in the Gulf of Mexico what the company believes to have been the first underwater freeze-plug procedure. To form a plug, water in a small section of the pipe is frozen with liquid nitrogen. In partially replacing a 10-in. riser at South Marsh Island Block 6A, Exxon Pipeline worked closely with a freeze-plug service company to minimize environmental and personnel exposure and to avoid the chance of an oil spill. The freeze plug reduced the time the pipe was open-ended during the repair, and hydrotesting the freeze plug area and repair section ensured integrity. The paper describes onshore testing of the procedures, pre-work surface cleaning, and the freeze-plug procedure.

Nelson, M.J. [Exxon Co. U.S.A., New Orleans, LA (United States)

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Black-box reductions for cost-sharing mechanism design  

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We consider the design of strategyproof cost-sharing mechanisms. We give two simple, but extremely versatile, black-box reductions, that in combination reduce the cost-sharing mechanism-design problem to the algorithmic problem of ...

Konstantinos Georgiou; Chaitanya Swamy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Providing protection: Agencies receive funding to repair, upgrade dams  

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Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 26 Providing protection Agencies receive funding to repair, upgrade dams along with local partners, can apply for grant funds, he said. Construction of the dams began through four federal authorizations... totaling about $11 million. Of the 343 dams currently classified as high hazard, Scattered across Texas are almost 2,000 nondescript, earthen dams built on private land to protect property, roads, and bridges from flood damages. Some of these dams...

Wythe, Kathy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 32 - Cellular Signaling in Dentin Repair and Regeneration  

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Abstract Injury to the dentin-pulp complex results in a variety of cellular responses that determine tooth vitality and survival. Initially, these responses center on the odontoblasts as the first line of defense and environmental sensors, but will subsequently encompass other cells in the pulp with a complex interplay being seen between regenerative responses involving odontoblasts and the inflammation associated with pulpal responses to injury. Local degradation of dentin matrix following injury will release bioactive molecules contributing to cellular signaling. While tissue repair and regeneration will likely occur only when infection and inflammation are under control, low-level cytokine stimulation during the earlier stages of dental disease, and possibly as resolution of inflammation ensues, may facilitate and promote reparative events. Whether odontoblasts survive the injurious challenge will determine if reactionary or reparative dentinogenesis occurs during repair and regeneration in the dentin-pulp complex. Notably the complexity of cellular responses is significantly greater for reparative dentinogenesis where stem/progenitor cell recruitment and induction of differentiation are required prior to up-regulation of cellular secretion of new matrix. Angiogeneic and neurogenic signaling are also important events during repair and regeneration. Improved understanding of cellular signaling following tooth injury helps underpin our approaches to diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as driving novel strategies for translation of new clinical therapeutic approaches.

Anthony (Tony) J. Smith; Paul R. Cooper

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Online optimization problems  

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In this thesis, we study online optimization problems in routing and allocation applications. Online problems are problems where information is revealed incrementally, and decisions must be made before all information is ...

Lu, Xin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tackling Wicked Problems.  

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?? Wicked problems are a special subset of particularly complex issues that current problem-solving tools fail tofully address. Because of this deficiency, a new tool… (more)

Spaulding, Jeannette

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review: Wicked Environmental Problems  

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Bauer, ed. Forging Environmentalism (2006). Regardless ofby reading Wicked Environmental Problems as they participateReview: Wicked Environmental Problems: Managing Uncertainty

Jenkins, David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidative DNA damage and its repair in rat spleen following subchronic exposure to aniline  

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The mechanisms by which aniline exposure elicits splenotoxic response, especially the tumorigenic response, are not well-understood. Splenotoxicity of aniline is associated with iron overload and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and lipids (oxidative stress). 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is one of the most abundant oxidative DNA lesions resulting from ROS, and 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (OGG1), a specific DNA glycosylase/lyase enzyme, plays a key role in the removal of 8-OHdG adducts. This study focused on examining DNA damage (8-OHdG) and repair (OGG1) in the spleen in an experimental condition preceding a tumorigenic response. To achieve that, male Sprague-Dawley rats were subchronically exposed to aniline (0.5 mmol/kg/day via drinking water for 30 days), while controls received drinking water only. Aniline treatment led to a significant increase in splenic oxidative DNA damage, manifested as a 2.8-fold increase in 8-OHdG levels. DNA repair activity, measured as OGG1 base excision repair (BER) activity, increased by {approx} 1.3 fold in the nuclear protein extracts (NE) and {approx} 1.2 fold in the mitochondrial protein extracts (ME) of spleens from aniline-treated rats as compared to the controls. Real-time PCR analysis for OGG1 mRNA expression in the spleen revealed a 2-fold increase in expression in aniline-treated rats than the controls. Likewise, OGG1 protein expression in the NEs of spleens from aniline-treated rats was {approx} 1.5 fold higher, whereas in the MEs it was {approx} 1.3 fold higher than the controls. Aniline treatment also led to stronger immunostaining for both 8-OHdG and OGG1 in the spleens, confined to the red pulp areas. It is thus evident from our studies that aniline-induced oxidative stress is associated with increased oxidative DNA damage. The BER pathway was also activated, but not enough to prevent the accumulation of oxidative DNA damage (8-OHdG). Accumulation of mutagenic oxidative DNA lesions in the spleen following exposure to aniline could play a critical role in the tumorigenic process.

Ma Huaxian; Wang Jianling [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Abdel-Rahman, Sherif Z. [Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Boor, Paul J. [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States); Khan, M. Firoze [Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 (United States)], E-mail: mfkhan@utmb.edu

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview programs available  

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22 aerospace & mechanical (AME) AME overview · programs available courses of instruction-thruster (the Free Molecule Micro-Resistojet) and the aerodynamics of ground vehicles. Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineers apply scientific methodology to find solutions to mechanical problems and to create

Rohs, Remo

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One "Cool Tool" That's Helping Repair Your DNA | Department of Energy  

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"Cool Tool" That's Helping Repair Your DNA "Cool Tool" That's Helping Repair Your DNA One "Cool Tool" That's Helping Repair Your DNA April 18, 2011 - 1:20pm Addthis Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source produces x-ray light that shines a billion times bright than the sun. Scientists discovered the motor that drives the actual repair of the DNA repair machine called MRN, which is tethered to the rest of the machine in a fairly flexible fashion. Further insight into MRN and other DNA repair machines may also give scientists new insights into fighting some cancers as well as other diseases such as cystic fibrosis. With the arrival of spring, many families are dusting off their tools to make some home improvements. It's worth remembering that nature also has

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Mechanism for Repair of Thymine Dimers by Photoexcitation of Proximal 8Oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine  

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by radiation having energy too low to electronically excite either the TT site itself or any of the naturally by allowing it to occur as a radiationless internal conversion process rather than by overcoming a solvation of the photoexcited OG*. For OG-to-TT distances beyond 5-6 Ã?, electron transfer is still exothermic, but it must occur

Simons, Jack

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DNA Repair Mechanisms and Their Biological Roles in the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum  

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...Fabre, and M Kupiec. 2013. Effect of nuclear architecture on the efficiency of double-strand...2013. Gene copy-number alterations: a cost-benefit analysis. Cell 152 :394-405...pnas.93.3.1130 . 140. Crabb, BS , and AF Cowman. 1996. Characterization...

Andrew H. Lee; Lorraine S. Symington; David A. Fidock

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Transcription-coupled repair of oxidative DNA damage in human cells: Mechanisms and consequences  

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10518. Citterio E. , Rademakers S. , Van Der Horst G.T. ,A.J. , Citterio E. , Rademakers S. , Van Os R. , VermeulenE. , Auriol J. , Rademakers S. , Frit P. , Appeldoorn E. ,

Tsutakawa, Susan; Cooper, Priscilla K.

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Problem 031: Rack Configuration Problem Matthew Grum  

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Problem 031: Rack Configuration Problem Matthew Grum Dept. Computer Science, The University of York/index.html given n models, n types, n racks: nat letting MODEL be 1..n models, TY PE be 1..n types find PLUG: mset(maxsize n racks) of mset of TY PE, MODEL minimising r PLUG Price(r[2]) such that t TY

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The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle | Advanced  

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A Newly Discovered DNA Repair Mechanism A Newly Discovered DNA Repair Mechanism Assessing the Risk of Arsenic Ingestion An Electronic Dance of Spins and Orbits How a Virus Prepares to Infect Cells Magnetic Switching under Pressure Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed The Molecular Mechanism of Stretch Activation in Insect Muscle DECEMBER 21, 2010 Bookmark and Share Main image: X-ray pattern from contracting flight muscle; top: match-mismatch of crossbridge origins with actin target zones; bottom: thick filament twisting bring myosin crossbridges closer to actin binding sites ("target zones"). Pink = target zones; red = myosin heads. Intruder at bottom: Lethocerus indicus.

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Best Management Practice #3: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair  

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A distribution system audit, leak detection, and repair programs help Federal facilities reduce water losses and make better use of limited water resources.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automobile repair shops Sample Search Results  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automobile repair shops Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Program Director: Jim Headlee Phone:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anemia dna repair Sample Search Results  

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Laboratory Workshop Recent Development in DNA Repair Studies" Feb, 2009, NIRS, Chiba, Japan 2... , Matsumoto T, Niwa O. Radiation induction of delayed recombination in ......

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Using 3D Painting to Build and Repair Parts | GE Global Research  

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a part or add material to repair an existing part. Cold spray is part of GE's expanded additive manufacturing toolkit. nteneh Kebbede, Manager of the Coating and Surface...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arthroscopic instability repair Sample...  

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arthroscopically... of arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs: double-row ... Source: Holzbau, Katherine R.S. - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University Collection:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - abdominal wall repair Sample Search Results  

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fluid-structure interaction in Summary: of fluid-structure interaction in abdominal aor- tic aneurysms: initial wall stress effects 25 3... of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)....

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Role of endonucleases XPF and XPG in nucleotide excision repair of platinated DNA and cisplatin/oxaliplatin cytotoxicity  

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Resistance of tumor cells to platinum anticancer agents poses a major problem in cancer chemotherapy. One of the mechanisms associated with platinum-based drug resistance is the enhanced capacity of the cell to carry out ...

Graf, Nora

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FINITE FRACTURE MECHANICS OF MATRIX MICROCRACKING IN COMPOSITES  

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FINITE FRACTURE MECHANICS OF MATRIX MICROCRACKING IN COMPOSITES JOHN A. NAIRN INTRODUCTION damage following complex loading conditions. This chapter describes a fracture mechanics approach to the microcracking problem. A complicating feature of composite fracture mechanics analysis is that laminates often

Nairn, John A.

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13 - Maintenance and repair of gas turbine components  

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Abstract: Material selection is a key factor in gas turbine performance and lifecycle cost because it has a central influence in the maintenance of the gas turbine.1 Further, the operation of a gas turbine does result in gas path degradation2 that impacts lifecycle costs and eventually design, manufacture, material choice and maintenance.3 A component repair programme that minimizes maintenance costs and maximizes equipment availability can be instituted to meet or improve lifecycle cost. This chapter presents the key factors influencing the need for maintenance and the choices available.

T. Álvarez Tejedor; R. Singh; P. Pilidis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetics of x-ray induced double strand break repair in saccharomyces cerevisiae  

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The possible fates of x-ray-induced double-strand breaks in Saccharomyces cerevisiae were examined. One possible pathway which breaks can follow, the repair pathway, was studied by assaying strains with mutations in the RAD51, RAD54, and RAD57 loci for double-strand break repair. In order of increasing radiation sensitivity one finds: rad57-1(23/sup 0/)> rad51-1(30/sup 0/)> rad54-3(36/sup 0/). At 36/sup 0/, rad54-3 cells cannot repair double-strand breaks, while 23/sup 0/, they can. Strains with the rad57-1 mutation can rejoin broken chromosomes at both temperatures. However, the low survival at 36/sup 0/ shows that the assay is not distinguishing large DNA fragments which allow cell survival from those which cause cell death. A rad51-1 strain could also rejoin broken chromosomes, and was thus capable of incomplete repair. The data can be explained with the hypothesis that rad54-3 cells are blocked in an early step of repair, while rad51-1 and rad57-1 strains are blocked in a later step of repair. The fate of double-strand breaks when they are left unrepaired was investigated with the rad54-3 mutation. If breaks are prevented from entering the RAD54 repair pathway they become uncommitted lesions. These lesions are repaired slower than the original breaks. One possible fate for an uncommitted lesion is conversion into a fixed lesion, which is likely to be an unrepairable or misrepaired double-strand break. The presence of protein synthesis after irradiation increases the probability that a break will enter the repair pathway. Evidence shows that increased probability of repair results from enhanced synthesis of repair proteins shortly after radiation. (ERB)

Budd, M.E.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated approach for performance enhancement in automobile repair shops  

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Performance management has been a topic of interest for academicians and practitioners. This paper aims at integrating fuzzy logic, data envelopment analysis (DEA) and fuzzy failure mode and effects analysis (fuzzy FMEA) for enhancing the performance in automobile (car) repair shops. A questionnaire with linguistic terms has been used to collect the data related to customer's perceived service quality and the perceptions are quantified using triangular fuzzy numbers. The weights for the service quality parameters considered are gained through analytical hierarchy process (AHP). Fuzzy perceived quality score is then calculated by combining the fuzzy numbers of criteria with the corresponding weights. Then the service performance is measured using DEA by considering both quantitative and qualitative measures. The results from DEA model provide the relative efficiency measure and efficient input/output targets for each repair shop. For further improvement of the service process, fuzzy FMEA is used to prioritise the potential failure modes. Based on the calculated fuzzy risk priority numbers (FRPN) remedial actions can be initiated.

R. Parameshwaran; P.S.S. Srinivasan; M. Punniyamoorthy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective hardware for connection and repair of polyethylene pipelines using ultrasonic modification and heat shrinkage. Part 2. Production bases for molding of epoxy repair couplings with shape memory  

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Production bases developed for the molding of epoxy repair couplings with shape memory are described. It is established that maximum deformation of tubular blanks of the epoxy polymers under investigation, whi...

A. E. Kolosov; O. S. Sakharov; V. I. Sivetskii…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unraveling a classical mechanics brain twister  

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We present a comprehensive analysis of an intriguing classical mechanics problem involving the coupled motion of two blocks. The problem illustrates fundamental physics concepts and theoretical techniques. We solve the equations of motion numerically and gain insight into common misconceptions about this system. The problem provides rich opportunities for student investigations using analytical and numerical methods.

Norman Paris; Michael L. Broide

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time in quantum mechanics  

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OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT A. Classical Mechanics B. Quantum Theory . C. The Problem 3 4 6 III. TIME ATOMS AND DISCRETE TIME A. The Earliest Applications of Atomistic and Discrete Time . . . . . B. The Radiating Electron... . C. Quantum Field Theory 8 10 l2 IV. TIME OPERATOR FORMULATIONS 16 A. Advocates Against a Time Operator . B. The Possibility of a Time Operator C, Advocates in Favor of a Time Operator D. A Restricted Time Delay Operator: Scattering Theory...

Chapin, Kimberly R.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Problems and Challenges Vibrations  

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, but is not necessary for many standard measurements. Mounting all optical components on vibration insulation posts further reduced vibrations. Concerning the suppression of vibration-induced measurement problems58 Problems and Challenges Vibrations: One of the key problems for the bulge tester is vibration

Huston, Dryver R.

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Excision of Tamoxifen-DNA Adducts by the Human Nucleotide Excision Repair System  

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...Using the reconstituted human excision repair system and synthetic DNA substrates, we found that the four types of tamoxifen-DNA...Using the reconstituted human excision repair system and synthetic DNA substrates, we found that the four types of tamoxifen-DNA...

Shinya Shibutani; Joyce T. Reardon; Naomi Suzuki; Aziz Sancar

2000-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridge Damage and Repair Costs from Hurricane Katrina Jamie Padgett1  

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Bridge Damage and Repair Costs from Hurricane Katrina Jamie Padgett1 ; Reginald DesRoches2 ; Bryant to repair or replace the bridges damaged during the hurricane is estimated at over $1 billion. This paper describes the observed damage patterns to bridges, including damage attributed to storm surge, wind, impact

Padgett, Jamie Ellen

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Models for Mixed Irradiation with a 'Reciprocal-Time' Pattern of the Repair Function  

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......pattern of the repair function (R; Eq. (10)) assuming the...pattern of repair function (R) using the LQ model parameters...P. D., DeLuca, P. M. Jr., Peason, D. W. and Gould...Radiat Res 95: 4556. 3. McNally, N. J., Ronde, J. De......

Shozo Suzuki; Yuri Miura; Shoichi Mizuno; Yoshiya Furusawa

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Optimizing Repair Programs for Consistent Query Answering Monica Caniupan and Leopoldo Bertossi  

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, a logic programming system that implements the stable models semantics, in particular. We also analyze be restored minimally by inserting Q(a) or elim- inating S(a). The repair program contains the following 1Optimizing Repair Programs for Consistent Query Answering Monica Caniupan and Leopoldo Bertossi

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Myelin repair: the role of stem and precursor cells in multiple sclerosis  

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...repair compiled by Siddharthan Chandran, Maeve Caldwell and Nick Allen Myelin repair: the role of stem and precursor cells in...cells and the foetal and adult CNS (figure 3). There are merits and disadvantages associated with selecting any human-derived...

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Evaluating Indoor Exposure Modeling Alternatives for LCA: A Case Study in the Vehicle Repair Industry  

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Evaluating Indoor Exposure Modeling Alternatives for LCA: A Case Study in the Vehicle Repair Industry ... Alternatives for modeling occupational exposure in LCA are evaluated using experimental monitoring data in the vehicle-repair industry. ... In addition to their use in occupational hygiene, exposure models may also be applied in environmental assessments, such as risk assessment (RA) and life-cycle assessment (LCA). ...

Evangelia Demou; Stefanie Hellweg; Michael P. Wilson; S. Katharine Hammond; Thomas E. McKone

2009-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification and Dissection of a Complex DNA Repair Sensitivity Phenotype in Baker's Yeast  

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Identification and Dissection of a Complex DNA Repair Sensitivity Phenotype in Baker's Yeast Ann-assisted bulk segregant analysis, we identified one other locus, MKT1, and a QTL on Chromosome VII that also) Identification and Dissection of a Complex DNA Repair Sensitivity Phenotype in Baker's Yeast. PLoS Genet 4(7): e

Kruglyak, Leonid

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A Centralized, TreeBased Approach to Network Repair Service for Multicast Streaming Media  

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transmission, and can forward (via unicast) packets to other repair servers that did not receive the packets via the original transmission. After a fixed delay on the order of several seconds, a repair server with a transmission that is delayed by a few seconds relative to the original multicast session. However, this delayed

Maxemchuk, Nicholas F.

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Genetic Variation in the Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathway and Colorectal Cancer Risk  

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...complex formation and stimulation of XPC repair activity. Mol Cell Biol 1997;17:6924-31. 35 van der Spek PJ, Eker A, Rademakers S, et al. XPC and human homologs of RAD23: intracellular localization and relationship to other nucleotide excision repair...

Sonja I. Berndt; Elizabeth A. Platz; M. Daniele Fallin; Lucy W. Thuita; Sandra C. Hoffman; Kathy J. Helzlsouer

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair welding influence on offshore pipelines residual stress fields: An experimental study  

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Abstract Repair welds, are frequently used in steel structures either to remedy initial fabrication defects, or to rectify in-service degradations of the components. Some previous investigations indicated that repair welding is likely to pose adverse effects on the long-term integrity of the structure exposed to high pressure and temperature actions. It is believed that high residual stresses, associated with the repair process, most probably play an important role in many of subsequent failures. Repair welds might aggravate the size, magnitude and distribution of the tensile residual stresses in the weldments. These adversely affect the component structural integrity and remaining life. So far, no generally accepted guideline is available to provide reliable evaluations on the possible side effects from the repair welding in offshore oil/gas pipelines. This paper reports the result of residual stress measurement on single/double and partial/full repair welds in offshore pipelines. The semi destructive blind hole drilling and destructive sectioning methods have been employed to measure the residual stress fields in each case. In general, the results of the two measurement methods are in reasonable agreement. Residual stresses which are caused by full and partial repairs in the studied samples slightly increased the residual stress distribution when compared to the as-welded condition. Repetition of repair welding in same area influenced the residual stresses' magnitude and distribution especially in areas close to the weld centre line.

M. Zeinoddini; S. Arnavaz; A.P. Zandi; Y. Alizadeh Vaghasloo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline repair development in support of the Oman to India gas pipeline  

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This paper provides a summary of development which has been conducted to date for the ultra deep, diverless pipeline repair system for the proposed Oman to India Gas Pipeline. The work has addressed critical development areas involving testing and/or prototype development of tools and procedures required to perform a diverless pipeline repair in water depths of up to 3,525 m.

Abadie, W.; Carlson, W.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rec2 Interplay with both Brh2 and Rad51 Balances Recombinational Repair in Ustilago maydis  

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...recombinational repair system powered by Rad51...recombinational repair system. Here, we have...in the vertebrate system, all five Rad51...catalytic muscle to power recombination...sensitivity and restoration of Rad51 focus formation...King (ed.), Handbook of genetics, vol...

Milorad Kojic; Qingwen Zhou; Michael Lisby; William K. Holloman

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of gamma-ray-induced DNA base damage in xeroderma pigmentosum cells  

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The repair of DNA damage produced by /sup 137/Cs gamma irradiation was measured with a preparation from Micrococcus luteus containing DNA damage-specific endonucleases in combination with alkaline elution. The frequency of these endonuclease sensitive sites (ESS) was determined after 54 or 110 Gy of oxic irradiation in normal and xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) fibroblasts from complementation groups A, C, D, and G. Repair was rapid in all cell strains with greater than 50% repair after 1.5 h of repair incubation. At later repair times, 12-17 h, more ESS remained in XP than in normal cells. The frequency of excess ESS in XP cells was approximately 0.04 per 10(9) Da of DNA per Gy which was equivalent to 10% of the initial ESS produced. The removal of ESS was comparable in XP cells with normal radiosensitivity and XP3BR cells which have been reported to be moderately radiosensitive.

Fornace, A.J. Jr.; Dobson, P.P.; Kinsella, T.J.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of In-Service Inspection and Repair Technique Developments for French Liquid Metal Fast Reactors  

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In-service monitoring of nuclear plants is indispensable for both the Operator and the Regulator. The notion of in-service monitoring ranges from the continuous monitoring of the reactor in operation to the thorough in-service reactor inspection during programmed shutdowns. However, the highly specific environment found in French liquid metal fast reactor plants - Phenix and Superphenix - makes monitoring and inspection complicated because of the use of a sodium coolant that is hot, opaque, and difficult to drain.The Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, in collaboration with its traditional French partners, Electricite de France utilities and FRAMATOME/Novatome Engineering, decided to conduct a 6-yr research and development program (1994-2000) to explore this problem vis-a-vis Superphenix, as well as the possibilities of intervening within the reactor block or on components in a sodium environment. Furthermore, the safety reevaluation of Phenix, conducted between 1994 and 2003, represented an excellent 'test bench' during which the limits of inspection processes - applied to an integrated reactor concept - were surpassed using techniques such as fuel subassembly head scanning, ultrasonic examination of the core support, and visual inspection of the cover-gas plenum following a partial sodium draining. Repair techniques were investigated for cleaning of sodium wet structure surfaces, cutting of damaged parts, and welding in sodium aerosol atmosphere. Both conventional and laser processes were tested.

Baque, F. [Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique Cadarache (France)

2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conserved structural chemistry for incision activity in structurally non-homologous apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease APE1 and endonuclease IV DNA repair enzymes.  

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specificity for DNA repair enzyme superfamily. Nat StructIV. Characterization of an enzyme that recognizes oxidativemultifunctional DNA-repair enzyme exonuclease III. Nature

Tsutakawa, Susan E.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Progress: Mechanisms of Anabolic Therapies for Osteoporosis  

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...are sensed and require adaptation. In this way, osteocytes might help to direct bone remodeling. In adults, bone remodeling is a mechanism for the renewal of bone and the repair of microdamage and microcracks (Figure 1). The negative skeletal balance in most postmenopausal women occurs because bone resorption... Antiresorptive agents help to restore skeletal balance by reducing bone turnover, primarily at the tissue level. Another therapeutic approach is to enhance bone formation with the use of anabolic agents, which differ fundamentally from antiresorptive drugs in their primary mechanism of action. This article reviews the mechanisms of polypeptide anabolic agents and strontium as potential therapeutic options for osteoporosis.

Canalis E.Giustina A.Bilezikian J.P.

2007-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair Capacity for UV Light–Induced DNA Damage Associated with Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer and Tumor Progression  

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...reactivation|DNA repair capacity|epidemiology|skin...increasing levels of solar UV radiation (2-4...studying the DNA repair capacity (DRC) as a marker for...keratosis with cumulative solar ultraviolet exposure...influence the DNA repair capacity of normal and skin cancer-affected...

Li-E Wang; Chunying Li; Sara S. Strom; Leonard H. Goldberg; Abenaa Brewster; Zhaozheng Guo; Yawei Qiao; Gary L. Clayman; J. Jack Lee; Adel K. El-Naggar; Victor G. Prieto; Madeleine Duvic; Scott M. Lippman; Randal S. Weber; Margaret L. Kripke; and Qingyi Wei

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Chronic Low-Dose Ultraviolet B Radiation on DNA Damage and Repair in Mouse Skin  

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...of mammalian skin to solar UVB. We analyzed DNA...significantly less repair capacity than rapidly dividing...the loss of this repair capacity could partially contribute...in excision-repair capacity, and potentiation of...low-dose exposure to solar UVB may result in a significant...

David L. Mitchell; Rüdiger Greinert; Frank R. de Gruijl; Kees L. H. Guikers; Eckhard W. Breitbart; Michelle Byrom; Michelle M. Gallmeier; Megan G. Lowery; and Beate Volkmer

1999-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural insertions in rice commonly form tandem duplications indicative of patch-mediated double-strand break induction and repair  

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...high-throughput sequencing of DSB repair events in humans...conventional models of DSB repair are strained to predict...proposing that long patch base excision repair (BER) on complementary...in their short-read pipeline were true positives...

Justin N. Vaughn; Jeffrey L. Bennetzen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Polynucleotide Kinase Participates in Repair of DNA Double-Strand Breaks by Nonhomologous End Joining but not Homologous Recombination  

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...for the repair of topoisomerase I-mediated DNA lesions. DNA Repair (Amst) 2003;2:1087-100. 42 El-Khamisy SF, Saifi GM, Weinfeld M, et al. Defective DNA single-strand break repair in spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy-1...

Feridoun Karimi-Busheri; Aghdass Rasouli-Nia; Joan Allalunis-Turner; Michael Weinfeld

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of tissue repair using a composite material  

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A composite biocompatible hydrogel material includes a porous polymer matrix, the polymer matrix including a plurality of pores and providing a Young's modulus of at least 10 GPa. A calcium comprising salt is disposed in at least some of the pores. The porous polymer matrix can comprise cellulose, including bacterial cellulose. The composite can be used as a bone graft material. A method of tissue repair within the body of animals includes the steps of providing a composite biocompatible hydrogel material including a porous polymer matrix, the polymer matrix including a plurality of pores and providing a Young's modulus of at least 10 GPa, and inserting the hydrogel material into cartilage or bone tissue of an animal, wherein the hydrogel material supports cell colonization in vitro for autologous cell seeding.

Hutchens, Stacy A; Woodward, Jonathan; Evans, Barbara R; O'Neill, Hugh M

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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In-depth survey report: Control technology for small business: Evaluation of a flexible duct ventilation system for radiator repair, at A-1 Radiator, Reno, Nevada  

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An engineering control evaluation was conducted at a radiator repair shop which operated at a very high level of production. The shop had the potential for high exposures to lead (7439921) because of the high volume of work, the number of radiator repair stations, and repairs to huge radiators for mining equipment. Local exhaust ventilation which utilized adjustable arm elephant trunk exhaust hoods had been installed 18 months prior to the visit. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system to control lead exposures during work operations. Time weighted average personal exposures for lead were at or below the OSHA permissible exposure level for ten of 15 mechanics during a high level of production. The elephant trunk ventilation system was capable of controlling lead fumes while shop doors were open, except at one tank in a corner. Work practices were found to be a source of excessive lead exposure. Emissions from a worker's own soldering and from soldering activity upwind of the worker were a major source of lead exposure. Collapse of flexible portions of ducts could reduce exhaust volume. Dampers also showed a tendency to close automatically.

Sheehy, J.W.; Cooper, T.C.; Hall, R.M.; Meier, R.M.

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical memory  

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A first-in-first-out (FIFO) microelectromechanical memory apparatus (also termed a mechanical memory) is disclosed. The mechanical memory utilizes a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell having a beam which can be bowed in either of two directions of curvature to indicate two different logic states for that memory cell. The memory cells can be arranged around a wheel which operates as a clocking actuator to serially shift data from one memory cell to the next. The mechanical memory can be formed using conventional surface micromachining, and can be formed as either a nonvolatile memory or as a volatile memory.

Gilkey, Jeffrey C. (Albuquerque, NM); Duesterhaus, Michelle A. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Renn, Rosemarie A. (Albuquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical memory  

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A first-in-first-out (FIFO) microelectromechanical memory apparatus (also termed a mechanical memory) is disclosed. The mechanical memory utilizes a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell having a beam which can be bowed in either of two directions of curvature to indicate two different logic states for that memory cell. The memory cells can be arranged around a wheel which operates as a clocking actuator to serially shift data from one memory cell to the next. The mechanical memory can be formed using conventional surface micromachining, and can be formed as either a nonvolatile memory or as a volatile memory.

Gilkey, Jeffrey C. (Albuquerque, NM); Duesterhaus, Michelle A. (Albuquerque, NM); Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Renn, Rosemarie A. (Alburquerque, NM); Baker, Michael S. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Inverse Ising Problem  

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Abstract The inverse Ising problem consists of taking a set of Ising configurations generated with unknown interaction parameters, and deter- mining reliable estimates for the values of those interaction parameters. The problem first arose in connection with the Monte Carlo renormalization group, and was solved thirty years ago. Recently, there has been renewed interest in the inverse Ising problem due to biological applications. The original solution seems to have been forgotten, as it was rediscovered in a different representation by Aurell and Ekeberg in 2012. In this paper we modify the earlier equations to solve problems that are not translationally invariant.

Joseph Albert; Robert H. Swendsen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Problems in squeeze cementing  

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For the past half century, work has been carried out to improve squeeze cementing. During the course of time, new techniques, equipment, cement and cement additives were introduced. Work is still underway to improve squeeze cementing. Basic concept of squeeze cementing, understanding the problems, planning for a squeeze job and then later testing of the job help in achieving the goal. Solutions were offered to some common problems, whereas many regional problems need time to time study and effort. Squeezing long perforations in highly permeable sand has always been a problem, for which some techniques were presented.

Toor, I.A.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture behavior of surface cracked wide plates of high strength steel containing overmatched repair welds  

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This paper presents the experimental results of tests conducted using surface cracked wide plates containing overmatched repair weld joints. The deformation and fracture characteristics of the repair welded wideplates notched at the original weld deposit, repair weld and HAZ regions are discussed. The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of strength mis-match and notch position on the fracture performance of such complex weldments. Furthermore, the predictions of crack driving force using the Engineering Treatment Model for mis-matched welds (ETM-MM) procedure was compared with the results of the wide plates containing semielliptical surface cracks. For this study, 1/2K weld joints were prepared on 30 nm thick pipeline steel X65 plates by using a SAW process, resulting in 50% overmatching. Repair was performed at the cap side of the original joint up to half depth of plate thickness with a GMA welding process under hyperbaric conditions, leading to 41% yield strength overmatching. In order to assess the fracture behavior of these welds, surface cracked (semielliptic defects) wide plates containing original and repair welds were tested in tension at {minus}10 C. The surface cracked wide plate tests results have confirmed that overmatched repair weld metal can exert a significant effect on the deformation and fracture behavior of the wide plates. Wide plates containing root cracks clearly showed a shielding effect of the overmatched repair weld since it prevented development of through thickness ligament yielding.

Junghans, E.; Kocak, M.; Schwalbe, K.H. [GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht (Germany). Inst. of Materials Research

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Major Vault Protein May Affect Nonhomologous End-Joining Repair and Apoptosis Through Ku70/80 and BAX Downregulation in Cervical Carcinoma Tumors  

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Purpose: We investigated the relationship between major vault protein (MVP) expression, the nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) repair gene Ku70/80, and related genes involved in the regulation of apoptosis and proliferation to shed light on the possible causes of genetic instability, tumor progression, and resistance to oncologic treatment in patients with clinical cervical cancer. Methods and Materials: One hundred sixteen consecutive patients with localized cervix carcinoma were prospectively included in this study from July 1997 to Dec 2003. Patients were staged according to the tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) classification. Forty patients had Stage I disease, 45 had Stage II, and 31 had Stage III/IVA. Most patients had squamous tumors (98 cases) and Grades II (52 cases) and III (45 cases) carcinomas. Expression of MVP, Ku70/80, Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R), BCL2-associated X protein (BAX), B-cell CLL/lymphoma 2 (BCL-2), p53, and Ki67 was studied by using immunohistochemistry in paraffin-embedded tumor tissue. Results: Tumors overexpressing MVP (65 of 116 cases) showed low levels of Ku70/80 (p = 0.013) and BAX expression (p < 0.0001). Furthermore, low Ku70/80 expression was strongly related to suppressed BAX (p < 0.001) and, to a lesser extent, upregulated BCL-2 (p = 0.042), altered p53 (p = 0.038), and increased proliferation (p = 0.002). Conclusion: We hypothesize that an early regulatory mechanism favors homologous or NHEJ repair at first, mediated by vaults along with other factors yet to be elucidated. If vaults are overexpressed, NHEJ repair may be suppressed by means of several mechanisms, with resultant genomic instability. These mechanisms may be associated with the decision of damaged cells to survive and proliferate, favoring tumor progression and reducing tumor response to oncologic treatment through the development of resistant cell phenotypes. Additional clinical studies are necessary to test this hypothesis.

Lloret, Marta [Radiation Oncology Department, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain); Instituto Canario de Investigacion del Cancer, Canary Islands (Spain)], E-mail: mllosae@hotmail.com; Lara, Pedro Carlos; Bordon, Elisa [Radiation Oncology Department, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain); Instituto Canario de Investigacion del Cancer, Canary Islands (Spain); Fontes, Fausto [Instituto Canario de Investigacion del Cancer, Canary Islands (Spain); Rey, Agustin [Pathology Department, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain); Instituto Canario de Investigacion del Cancer, Canary Islands (Spain); Pinar, Beatriz [Radiation Oncology Department, Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain); Instituto Canario de Investigacion del Cancer, Canary Islands (Spain); Falcon, Orlando [Instituto Canario de Investigacion del Cancer, Canary Islands (Spain); Gynecological Oncology Department, Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Study of Inguinal Hernia Repair Rates After Radical Prostatectomy or External Beam Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: We tested the hypothesis that patients treated for localized prostate cancer with radical prostatectomy (RP) have a higher risk of requiring an inguinal hernia (IH) repair than their counterparts treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Methods and Materials: Within the Quebec Health Plan database, we identified 6,422 men treated with RP and 4,685 men treated with EBRT for localized prostate cancer between 1990 and 2000, in addition to 6,933 control patients who underwent a prostate biopsy. From among that population, we identified patients who underwent a unilateral or bilateral hernia repair after either RP or EBRT. Kaplan-Meier plots showed IH repair-free survival rates. Univariable and multivariable Cox regression models tested the predictors of IH repair after RP or EBRT. Covariates consisted of age, year of surgery, and Charlson Comorbidity Index. Results: IH repair-free survival rates at 1, 2, 5, and 10 years were 96.8, 94.3, 90.5, and 86.2% vs. 98.9, 98.0, 95.4, and 92.2%, respectively, in RP vs. EBRT patients (log-rank test, p < 0.001). IH repair-free survival rates in the biopsy population were 98.3, 97.1, 94.9, and 90.2% at the same four time points. In multivariable Cox regression models, RP predisposed to a 2.3-fold higher risk of IH repair than EBRT (p < 0.001). Besides therapy type, patient age (p < 0.001) represented the only other independent predictor of IH repair. Conclusions: RP predisposes to a higher rate of IH repair relative to EBRT. This observation should be considered at informed consent.

Lughezzani, Giovanni [Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Department of Urology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); Sun, Maxine [Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Perrotte, Paul [Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Alasker, Ahmed; Jeldres, Claudio [Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Isbarn, Hendrik; Budaeus, Lars [Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Martini-clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany); Lattouf, Jean-Baptiste; Valiquette, Luc; Benard, Francois; Saad, Fred [Department of Urology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Graefen, Markus [Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Martini-clinic, Prostate Cancer Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg (Germany); Montorsi, Francesco [Department of Urology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); Karakiewicz, Pierre I., E-mail: pierre.karakiewicz@umontreal.c [Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oph and the weak-wind problem  

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......but also in velocity space (Sundqvist...because of the wind clumpiness...line ratio maps of Sh 2-27...a clump of mass M cl located...candidate weak-wind stars (Martins...its space velocity of 30 km s1...the weak-wind problem...understanding the mass-loss mechanism...transverse velocity imply that......

V. V. Gvaramadze; N. Langer; J. Mackey

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanism Design for Capacity Allocation with Price Competition  

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. This paper examines the problem of mechanism design for capacity allocation in two connected markets whereMechanism Design for Capacity Allocation with Price Competition Masabumi Furuhata Intelligent-users in price competition. We consider the problems of how allocation mechanisms in the upstream market de

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Maintenance and repair expenditures: determinants and tradeoffs with new capital goods  

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Traditionally economic analysis has focused on new capital investment, while ignoring expenditures to maintain or repair existing stock. Recent, broader theories of replacement have emphasized the important role played by both maintenance and utilization rates. However, the decision to extend the service life of capital has been given scant empirical attention, owing partly to a lack of appropriate data. This study exploits survey data that report annual maintenance/repair expenditures for Canadian manufacturing industries. A standard production framework, modified to incorporate endogenous depreciation, guides the econometric analysis. The empirical results indicate that the cost of capital, among other variables, has a statistically significant effect on maintenance/repair decisions.

J.K. Mullen; Martin Williams

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

MINTEER, D.J.

2000-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An alternative methodology to repair localized corrosion damage in metallic pipelines with epoxy resins  

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The present work is concerned with the analysis of epoxy repair systems for metallic pipelines undergoing elastic or inelastic deformations with localized corrosion damage that impair the serviceability. In the case of trough-thickness damage, the main focus is to assure an adequate application of the epoxy filler in such a way the pipe wont leak after repair. Such a procedure can be used or not associated with a composite sleeve that assures a satisfactory level of structural integrity. Examples concerning the use of repair systems in different damage situations are presented and analyzed showing the possibilities of practical use of the proposed methodology.

H.S. da Costa-Mattos; J.M.L. Reis; R.F. Sampaio; V.A. Perrut

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - SPR Emergency Pipeline Repair, 2013-2017 NEPA.docx  

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Emergency Pipeline and Piping Repair, 2013-2017 Emergency Pipeline and Piping Repair, 2013-2017 Description: Subcontractor shall shall provide all labor, materials, equipment, supervision, transportation and services required to perform emergency repairs on the SPR system site piping (including underground fire protection systems and offsite pipelines). Subcontractor shall mobilize equipment to perform excavation, backfill, hydrostatic testing, welding and cutting, blasting, coating and painting of large and small diameter piping systems on the SPR facilities and offsite pipelines. Subcontractor shall also assist in emergency exercises by assemblying temporary piping spools and positioning pump skids and temporary supports. This NEPA document covers the period from 2013-2017.

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Relativistic viscoelastic fluid mechanics  

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A detailed study is carried out for the relativistic theory of viscoelasticity which was recently constructed on the basis of Onsager's linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics. After rederiving the theory using a local argument with the entropy current, we show that this theory universally reduces to the standard relativistic Navier-Stokes fluid mechanics in the long time limit. Since effects of elasticity are taken into account, the dynamics at short time scales is modified from that given by the Navier-Stokes equations, so that acausal problems intrinsic to relativistic Navier-Stokes fluids are significantly remedied. We in particular show that the wave equations for the propagation of disturbance around a hydrostatic equilibrium in Minkowski space-time become symmetric hyperbolic for some range of parameters, so that the model is free of acausality problems. This observation suggests that the relativistic viscoelastic model with such parameters can be regarded as a causal completion of relativistic Navier-Stokes fluid mechanics. By adjusting parameters to various values, this theory can treat a wide variety of materials including elastic materials, Maxwell materials, Kelvin-Voigt materials, and (a nonlinearly generalized version of) simplified Israel-Stewart fluids, and thus we expect the theory to be the most universal description of single-component relativistic continuum materials. We also show that the presence of strains and the corresponding change in temperature are naturally unified through the Tolman law in a generally covariant description of continuum mechanics.

Fukuma, Masafumi; Sakatani, Yuho [Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Do VFD Energy Savings Outweigh Potential Mechanical Problems?  

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associated elements, a period of time is required to assess the full scope and degree of this outcome. In the case of VFD's, it would appear that there has been a significant amount of research, analysis and documentation concerning the application...

Martin, V.

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Describing the design space of mechanical computational design synthesis problems  

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An important challenge in mechatronic system design is to select a feasible system architecture that satisfies all requirements. This article describes (i) the necessary concepts that a system architect needs to be able to formally and declaratively ... Keywords: Computational design synthesis, Configuration design, Design Space Exploration, Embodiment design, Gearbox architecture, Variant design

Klaas Gadeyne, Gregory Pinte, Kristof Berx

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Problem of Motion: The Statistical Mechanics of Zitterbewegung  

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Around 1930, both Gregory Breit and Erwin Schroedinger showed that the eigenvalues of the velocity of a particle described by wavepacket solutions to the Dirac equation are simply $\\pm$c, the speed of light. This led Schroedinger to coin the term Zitterbewegung, which is German for "trembling motion", where all particles of matter (fermions) zig-zag back-and-forth at only the speed of light. The result is that any finite speed less than $c$, including the state of rest, only makes sense as a long-term average that can be thought of as a drift velocity. In this paper, we seriously consider this idea that the observed velocities of particles are time-averages of motion at the speed of light and demonstrate how the relativistic velocity addition rule in one spatial dimension is readily derived by considering the probabilities that a particle is observed to move either to the left or to the right at the speed of light.

Kevin H. Knuth

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Problem of Motion: The Statistical Mechanics of Zitterbewegung  

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Around 1930, both Gregory Breit and Erwin Schroedinger showed that the eigenvalues of the velocity of a particle described by wavepacket solutions to the Dirac equation are simply $\\pm$c, the speed of light. This led Schroedinger to coin the term Zitterbewegung, which is German for "trembling motion", where all particles of matter (fermions) zig-zag back-and-forth at only the speed of light. The result is that any finite speed less than $c$, including the state of rest, only makes sense as a long-term average that can be thought of as a drift velocity. In this paper, we seriously consider this idea that the observed velocities of particles are time-averages of motion at the speed of light and demonstrate how the relativistic velocity addition rule in one spatial dimension is readily derived by considering the probabilities that a particle is observed to move either to the left or to the right at the speed of light.

Knuth, Kevin H

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethics in science: Recombinant problems  

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Ethics in science: Recombinant problems ... Dealing with the pedagogical problems of science in ethics and ethics in science. ... Ethics ...

Robert P. McArthur; Wayne L. Smith

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR CAPACITY IN HUMAN DIPLOID FIBROBLASTS  

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ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN DNA DOUBLE-STRAND ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK REPAIR CAPACITY IN HUMAN DIPLOID FIBROBLASTS Paul F. Wilson, John M. Hinz, Peter B. Nham, Salustra S. Urbin, Cynthia B. Thomas, Irene M. Jones, and Larry H. Thompson Biosciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA The induction of bi-stranded clustered DNA damage (BCD), which includes direct DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), is a hallmark of ionizing radiation (IR) exposure. Incorrectly repaired DSBs can cause chromosomal rearrangements and an increased risk of genomic instability and cancer. Because there is polymorphic variation in DNA repair genes and much of this variation is predicted to have a functional impact, healthy people likely vary in their capacity to repair DSBs and other BCD. This project

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A Protein that Repairs Damage to Cancer Cells | Advanced Photon Source  

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An X-ray Vortex on the Horizon? An X-ray Vortex on the Horizon? How Two Drops Become One Scientists Discover How Nanocluster Contaminants Increase Risk of Spreading Mobile RNA is Poised and Ready Glass Does a Double-Take Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed A Protein that Repairs Damage to Cancer Cells MAY 5, 2008 Bookmark and Share The ABH2-DNA complex. A team of University of Chicago scientists has shown how two proteins locate and repair damaged genetic material inside cells. Because one of the proteins detects and repairs DNA damage that may result from a certain type of cancer therapy, the researchers raised the possibility of designing a molecule that could interfere with the repair process, making cancer

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Evaluation of versions of electric power grid repair schemes from the results of structural reliability calculations  

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A procedure for processing repair claims using the results of an estimate of the structural reliability of the electric grid, the results of the approval of algorithms using the example of a test model, and th...

P. V. Toshchakov; O. M. Kotov; A. F. Kostarev

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic Variation in Base Excision Repair Genes and the Prevalence of Advanced Colorectal Adenoma  

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...with dietary factors were adjusted for energy. Statistical analysis. Conditional logistic...Genetic variants that increased repair efficiency may protect against colorectal neoplasia...early-onset colorectal carcinoma in Egypt. Cancer Lett 2000;159:79-86. 45...

Sonja I. Berndt; Wen-Yi Huang; M. Daniele Fallin; Kathy J. Helzlsouer; Elizabeth A. Platz; Joel L. Weissfeld; Timothy R. Church; Robert Welch; Stephen J. Chanock; and Richard B. Hayes

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of Radiation Damage to Deoxyribonucleic Acid in Germinating Spores of Bacillus subtilis  

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...Metabolism Repair of Radiation Damage to Deoxyribonucleic...Tsukijii, Tokyo, Japan 1 Present address...in vegetative cells. Radiation-induced single-strand...Tsukijii, Tokyo, Japan Received for publication...in vegetative cells. Radiation-induced single-strand...

Hiroshi Terano; Hiroshi Tanooka; Hajime Kadota

1971-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arthroscopic partial repair Sample Search...  

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Tissue: A Validated Finite Element Model Summary: :364-373, 2005. 2 Arciero, R. A., J. H. Wheeler, J. B. Ryan, and J. T. McBride. Arthroscopic Bankart repair... ., and A. B....

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MyoD Gene Transfer for Cardiac Repair 2209 J. Clin. Invest.  

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the myogenic determination gene, MyoD, into cardiac granulation (wound repair) tissue. A replica- tion-defective suffer myocardial infarctions have significantly impaired car- diac function. Thus, therapy to induce

Kay, Mark A.

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Polymorphisms in DNA Repair Genes, Medical Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, and Breast Cancer Risk  

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...the role of DSB repair in response to low-dose radiation, particularly the range experienced by women from mammograms and other...breast cancer associated with exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation. Although we specifically designed our questionnaire...

Robert C. Millikan; Jon S. Player; Allan Rene deCotret; Chiu-Kit Tse; and Temitope Keku

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of CFRP Overlays to Repair Fatigue Damage in Steel Bridge Girders and Components  

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Fatigue damage in steel girder bridges built prior to the mid-1980s is common due to distortion-induced fatigue. Different repair techniques have been developed and implemented to retrofit bridges of this era with existing fatigue damage...

Gangel, Regan Elisabeth

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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USE OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS TO REPAIR STEEL STRUCTURES VULNERABLE TO FATIGUE DAMAGE  

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This study investigates mainly two different topics related to the use of CFRP's for strengthening and repair of steel bridges: the use of CFRP's to prevent damage in fatigue vulnerable welded connections prior to fatigue-crack initiation...

Alemdar, Fatih

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project: UAF Utilities Waste Line Repairs Ch6 to Ch13 Project No: 2013101 UTWH  

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Project: UAF Utilities Waste Line Repairs Ch6 to Ch13 Project No: 2013101 UTWH Subject: Project Schedule Project Duration: May 27 to August 10, 2014 The sewer line will be constructed in phases

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic repair pushing Sample Search Results  

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for: aortic repair pushing Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Mechanobiology of the Aortic Heart Valve Jonathan T. Butcher1 Summary: ;13:798-803 18. Deck JD, Thubrikar MJ, Schneider...

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Application of adhesive materials for the repair of acting gas pipelines  

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The materials and equipment developed to eliminate damage in the pipelines that transmit hydro-carbons are presented. The ... adhesive materials and processing methods used in the repairs are described.

V. S. Smirnov; N. N. Parakhina; A. F. Murokh…

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue crack retardation by the application of repair coatings to gas pipelines under pressure  

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We describe additional capabilities of the repair insulation coatings applied to main pipelines (without taking them out of operation) in increasing the durability of these pipelines. As a specific feature of thi...

T. P. Venhrynyuk

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on Sub-sea Pipelines Hyperbaric Welding Repair under High Air Pressures  

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Most Chinese sub-sea pipelines are buried in Bohai Sea less than ... are widely used For the application of offshore pipelines repair, the hyperbaric TIG welding process under high...

Canfeng Zhou; Xiangdong Jiao; Long Xue…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves and Are Surprisingly Strong  

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Tiny robots that can assemble and repair themselves? Watch a video of Argonne National Laboratory's micro-robots that easily perform tasks that can challenge other robots, including moving objects that are larger than themselves.

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Low Dose Radiation Induced DNA Damage Signaling and Repair Responses in  

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Induced DNA Damage Signaling and Repair Responses in Induced DNA Damage Signaling and Repair Responses in Human 3-Dimensional Skin Model System Yanrong Su, Jarah Meador and Adayabalam S. Balajee Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 630 West, 168th Street, New York, NY 10032. Exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) inflicts a wide variety of lesions in the genomic DNA. Among them, DNA double strand break (DSB) is considered to be the critical lesion for most of the deleterious radiation effects including carcinogenesis. Much of our knowledge on induction and repair kinetics of DSB has come from studies in two dimensional cell culture systems. However, the damage signaling and repair responses to DSB in tissue microenvironment are largely unknown. Knowledge of tissue responses to

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What is Mathematics Mathematical Problems  

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What is Mathematics Mathematical Problems A Personal Example The 3n+1 Problem Open Problems' Company Mathematics Course 2014 Thomas Prellberg Open Problems in Mathematics #12;What is Mathematics Mathematical Problems A Personal Example The 3n+1 Problem Topic Outline 1 What is Mathematics 2 Mathematical

Wright, Francis

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A Landscape Analysis of Constraint Satisfaction Problems  

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We discuss an analysis of Constraint Satisfaction problems, such as Sphere Packing, K-SAT and Graph Coloring, in terms of an effective energy landscape. Several intriguing geometrical properties of the solution space become in this light familiar in terms of the well-studied ones of rugged (glassy) energy landscapes. A `benchmark' algorithm naturally suggested by this construction finds solutions in polynomial time up to a point beyond the `clustering' and in some cases even the `thermodynamic' transitions. This point has a simple geometric meaning and can be in principle determined with standard Statistical Mechanical methods, thus pushing the analytic bound up to which problems are guaranteed to be easy. We illustrate this for the graph three and four-coloring problem. For Packing problems the present discussion allows to better characterize the `J-point', proposed as a systematic definition of Random Close Packing, and to place it in the context of other theories of glasses.

Florent Krzakala; Jorge Kurchan

2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Vibration  

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... THE suppression and control of mechanical vibration have assumed great importance in engineering. One consequence of this is that the number ... degree of emphasis is placed on transient oscillation (in addition to steady-State and free vibration). The treatment of this topic is based mainly on phase-plane constructions and it ...

R. E. D. BISHOP

1958-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The Biodiversity Bargaining Problem  

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This paper describes global biodiversity conservation as a co-operative bargaining problem. We model an interdependent ‘technology rich’ North and a ‘gene rich’ South who must co-operate in the biotechnology sector in order to combine their unique...

Gatti, J Rupert J; Goeschl, Timo; Groom, Ben; Swanson, Timothy

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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(ADMM): quadratic problems  

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Below we illustrate the MPC problem for the quadruple-tank process [29]. The state ... process x ? R4 corresponds to the water levels of all tanks, measured in

2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Boussinesq approximation in the Rayleigh-Benard problem  

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Instability of mechanical equilibrium and initiation of plane steady-state convective flows in an infinite horizontal fluid layer heated from below (Rayleigh-Benard problem) are investigated. The convection model...

K. A. Nadolin

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Drinking Water Problems: Perchlorate  

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in groundwater (Figure 1). Drinking Water Problems: Perchlorate Monty C. Dozier, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Rebecca H. Melton, Extension Assistant, Texas Cooperative Extension, The Texas A&M University System Michael F. Hare, Senior Natural... in groundwater (Figure 1). Drinking Water Problems: Perchlorate Monty C. Dozier, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Rebecca H. Melton, Extension Assistant, Texas Cooperative Extension, The Texas A&M University System Michael F. Hare, Senior Natural...

Dozier, Monty; Melton, Rebecca; Hare, Michael; Porter, Dana; Lesikar, Bruce J.

2005-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Pauli problem in thermodynamics  

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A thermodynamic analogue of the Pauli problem (reconstruction of a wavefunction from the position and momentum distributions) is formulated. The coordinates of a quantum system are replaced by the inverse absolute temperature and other intensive quantities, and the Planck constant is replaced by the Boltzmann constant multiplied by two. A new natural mathematical generalization of the quasithermodynamic fluctuation theory is suggested and sufficient conditions for the existence of asymptotic solutions of the thermodynamic Pauli problem are obtained.

Artur E. Ruuge

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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An internal seal for repairing natural gas mains  

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Joint leakage from low pressure natural gas distribution mains (typical value: 0.25 ft[superscript 3] at 6 inwg gas pressure) is a persistent source of maintenance problems for utitlites. External encapsulation is the usual ...

Cooper, Samuel A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supercomputers Tackle Biofuel Production Problems  

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V V E R C O M I N G P L A N T R E C A L C I T R A N C E Supercomputers Tackle BIOFUEL Production Problems If you have ever dealt with an uncooperative, fractious kid or a combative employee, you understand the meaning of "recalcitrance" - over-the-top stubbornness, disobedience, and noncompliance. But recalcitrance is not just a human trait - plants can be recalcitrant, too, and for them it is a matter of survival. Over millions of years, plants have evolved complex structural and chemical mechanisms to ward off assaults on their structural sugars by microbial and animal marauders. So it should be no surprise that when humans attempt to turn plant biomass into biofuels to meet our energy needs, we discover how stubborn and noncompliant our vegetative friends can be. Plant recalcitrance is one of

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analyzing problem solving Sample Search...  

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. The quasi-state thermal problem is solved rst using an Eulerian formulation, where the heat ux is xed... -state non-linear mechanical problem is then solved using an Eulerian...

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Using three dimensional silicone ``boots`` to solve complex remedial design problems in curtain walls  

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Stick system curtain wall leak problems are frequently caused by water entry at the splice joints of the curtain wall frame and failure of the internal metal joinery seals. Remedial solutions involving occupied buildings inevitably face the multiple constraints of existing construction and business operations not present during the original curtain wall construction. In most cases, even partial disassembly of the curtain wall for internal seal repairs is not feasible. Remedial solutions which must be executed from the exterior of the curtain wall often involve wet-applied or preformed sealant tape bridge joints. However, some of the more complex joints cannot be repaired effectively or economically with the conventional bridge joint. Fortunately, custom fabricated three-dimensional preformed sealant boots are becoming available to address these situations. This paper discusses the design considerations and the selective use of three-dimensional preformed boots in sealing complex joint geometry that would not be effective with the conventional two-dimensional bridge joint.

Chen, Y.J. [AIA, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Intraoperative Sac Pressure Measurement During Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair  

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PurposeIntraoperative sac pressure was measured during endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) to evaluate the clinical significance of sac pressure measurement.MethodsA microcatheter was placed in an aneurysm sac from the contralateral femoral artery, and sac pressure was measured during EVAR procedures in 47 patients. Aortic blood pressure was measured as a control by a catheter from the left brachial artery.ResultsThe systolic sac pressure index (SPI) was 0.87 {+-} 0.10 after main-body deployment, 0.63 {+-} 0.12 after leg deployment (P < 0.01), and 0.56 {+-} 0.12 after completion of the procedure (P < 0.01). Pulse pressure was 55 {+-} 21 mmHg, 23 {+-} 15 mmHg (P < 0.01), and 16 {+-} 12 mmHg (P < 0.01), respectively. SPI showed no significant differences between the Zenith and Excluder stent grafts (0.56 {+-} 0.13 vs. 0.54 {+-} 0.10, NS). Type I endoleak was found in seven patients (15%), and the SPI decreased from 0.62 {+-} 0.10 to 0.55 {+-} 0.10 (P = 0.10) after fixing procedures. Type II endoleak was found in 12 patients (26%) by completion angiography. The SPI showed no difference between type II endoleak positive and negative (0.58 {+-} 0.12 vs. 0.55 {+-} 0.12, NS). There were no significant differences between the final SPI of abdominal aortic aneurysms in which the diameter decreased in the follow-up and that of abdominal aortic aneurysms in which the diameter did not change (0.53 {+-} 0.12 vs. 0.57 {+-} 0.12, NS).ConclusionsSac pressure measurement was useful for instant hemodynamic evaluation of the EVAR procedure, especially in type I endoleaks. However, on the basis of this small study, the SPI cannot be used to reliably predict sac growth or regression.

Ishibashi, Hiroyuki, E-mail: ishibash@aichi-med-u.ac.j [Aichi Medical University Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (Japan); Ishiguchi, Tsuneo [Aichi Medical University Hospital, Department of Radiology (Japan); Ohta, Takashi; Sugimoto, Ikuo; Iwata, Hirohide; Yamada, Tetsuya; Tadakoshi, Masao; Hida, Noriyuki; Orimoto, Yuki [Aichi Medical University Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (Japan); Kamei, Seiji [Aichi Medical University Hospital, Department of Radiology (Japan)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar abundance problem  

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The chemical composition of the Sun is among the most important quantities in astrophysics. Solar abundances are needed for modelling stellar atmospheres, stellar structure and evolution, population synthesis, and galaxies as a whole. The solar abundance problem refers to the conflict of observed data from helioseismology and the predictions made by stellar interior models for the Sun, if these models use the newest solar chemical composition obtained with 3D and NLTE models of radiative transfer. Here we take a close look at the problem from observational and theoretical perspective. We also provide a list of possible solutions, which have yet to be tested.

Bergemann, Maria

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Drinking Water Problems: Corrosion  

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Drinking Water Problems: Corrosion Mark L. McFarland, Tony L. Provin, and Diane E. Boellstorff and fail. Corrosion can cause three types of damage: · The entire metal surface gradually thins and red (Fig. 1). · Deep pits appear that can penetrate pipe or tank walls. This type of corrosion may not add

283

Drinking Water Problems: MTBE  

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Methyl tertiary-butyl ether, a gasoline additive commonly known as MTBE, can contaminate ground water and cause health problems for those exposed to it for a long time. However, filtering devices can remove this and other additives from well water...

Dozier, Monty; Lesikar, Bruce J.

2008-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Licensing Opportunity The Problem  

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Licensing Opportunity The Problem Small scale wind and water turbines (% and noise levels significantly reduced. All in all, the new generator increases the viability of low wind for small scale wind turbines". The Opportunity A significant body of intellectual property (IP) has been

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

285

WHERE MULTIFUNCTIONAL DNA REPAIR PROTEINS MEET: MAPPING THE INTERACTION DOMAINS BETWEEN XPG AND WRN  

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The rapid recognition and repair of DNA damage is essential for the maintenance of genomic integrity and cellular survival. Multiple complex and interconnected DNA damage responses exist within cells to preserve the human genome, and these repair pathways are carried out by a specifi c interplay of protein-protein interactions. Thus a failure in the coordination of these processes, perhaps brought about by a breakdown in any one multifunctional repair protein, can lead to genomic instability, developmental and immunological abnormalities, cancer and premature aging. This study demonstrates a novel interaction between two such repair proteins, Xeroderma pigmentosum group G protein (XPG) and Werner syndrome helicase (WRN), that are both highly pleiotropic and associated with inherited genetic disorders when mutated. XPG is a structure-specifi c endonuclease required for the repair of UV-damaged DNA by nucleotide excision repair (NER), and mutations in XPG result in the diseases Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) and Cockayne syndrome (CS). A loss of XPG incision activity results in XP, whereas a loss of non-enzymatic function(s) of XPG causes CS. WRN is a multifunctional protein involved in double-strand break repair (DSBR), and consists of 3’–5’ DNA-dependent helicase, 3’–5’ exonuclease, and single-strand DNA annealing activities. Nonfunctional WRN protein leads to Werner syndrome, a premature aging disorder with increased cancer incidence. Far Western analysis was used to map the interacting domains between XPG and WRN by denaturing gel electrophoresis, which separated purifi ed full length and recombinant XPG and WRN deletion constructs, based primarily upon the length of each polypeptide. Specifi c interacting domains were visualized when probed with the secondary protein of interest which was then detected by traditional Western analysis using the antibody of the secondary protein. The interaction between XPG and WRN was mapped to the C-terminal region of XPG as well as the C-terminal region of WRN. The physical interaction between XPG and WRN links NER, (made evident by the disease XP) with DSBR, which imparts additional knowledge of the overlapping nature of these two proteins and the previously distinct DNA repair pathways they are associated with. Since genomic integrity is constantly threatened by both endogenous and exogenous (internal and external) damage, understanding the roles of these proteins in coordinating DNA repair processes with replication will signifi cantly further understanding how defects instigate physiological consequences in response to various DNA damaging sources. This ultimately contributes to our understanding of cancer and premature aging.

Rangaraj, K.; Cooper, P.K.; Trego, K.S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of mismatched basepairs in mammalian DNA. Progress report, March 1, 1990--February 28, 1991  

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We have concentrated on three specific areas of our research plan. Our greatest emphasis is on the role of single strand nicks in influencing template strand selection in mismatch repair. We have found, that the ability of a nick in one strand to influence which strand is repaired is not a simple function of distance from the mismatched site but rather that an hot spot where a nick is more likely to have an influence can exist. The second line was production of single-genotype heteroduplexes in order to examine independently the repair of T/G and A/C mispairs within the same sequence context as in our mixed mispair preparations. We have shown preparations of supercoiled heteroduplex can be prepared that were exclusively T/G or exclusively A/C at the mispair site. The third effort has been to understand the difference in repair bias of different cell lines or different transfection conditions as it may relate to different repair systems in the cell. We have identified some of the sources of variation, including cell cycle position. We hope to continue this work to more precisely identify the phase of the cell cycle.

Taylor, J.H.; Hare, J.T.

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effectiveness of using fibre-reinforced polymer composites for underwater steel pipeline repairs  

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Metal pipelines are the most efficient and safe ways for oil and gas transportation over a long distance. At present, almost all pipelines are made by ferrous steel which is sensitive to corrosion at harsh working environments, particularly in the presence of salty water and sulphur ingress media. For years, the most traditionally-credible solution for a damaged steel pipe is to remove the pipe entirely or just a localised damaged section and then replace it by a new one or cover with a steel patch through welding, respectively. Welding or fixing the steel patch is a bulky process especially if the location is underground or underwater. Thus, many researchers have been striving to find effective and safe repair solutions which are light, fast and easy to handle. Numerous literatures have shown that fibre-reinforced polymer-based composites can be effectively used for steel pipe repairs. Considerable research has been carried out on the repair of corroded and gouged pipes incorporating with fibre-reinforced composite wraps. This paper provides a comprehensive review on the use of fibre-reinforced polymer composites for in-air, underground and underwater pipeline repairs. Future developments and prospects on this are also discussed. Critical aspects of technical challenges, benefits and shortcomings in determining the feasibility and suitability for repair systems involving the composites are also presented.

Md Shamsuddoha; Md Mainul Islam; Thiru Aravinthan; Allan Manalo; Kin-tak Lau

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism verification of physics-based prognosis of mechanical damage, such as fatigue. The proposed experimental methodology includes multi-resolution in-situ mechanical testing, advanced imaging analysis, and mechanism

289

Problems of Quantum Measurement  

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We derive the probabilities of measurement results from Schroedinger's equation plus a definition of macroscopic as a particular kind of thermodynamic limit. Bohr's insight that a measurement apparatus must be classical in nature and classically describable is made precise in a mathematical sense analogous to the procedures of classical statistical mechanics and the study of Hamiltonian heat baths.

Joseph F. Johnson

2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Bull Shoals U1 repair MSB edit 3.ppt  

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Bull Shoals Unit 1 161kV Bull Shoals Unit 1 161kV Switchyard Feeder Repair Bull Shoals Unit 1 161kV Bull Shoals Unit 1 161kV Switchyard Feeder Repair Switchyard Feeder Repair Mark Dixson Little Rock District US Army Corps US Army Corps of Engineers of Engineers ® ® One Corps Serving The Army and the Nation * Original Equipment - 52 years old. * Unit 1 Oil filled cable pothead failed and exploded on Sept 6 2006. * Resulting fire and fire suppression damaged oil insulated cable system * Minor damage to power plant. Background Background Background US Army Corps US Army Corps of Engineers of Engineers ® ® One Corps Serving The Army and the Nation * Transformer Unit 2 damaged and removed from service. * Cause of fire - Failure of Pothead stress cone assembly and build up of combustible gas * Power Plant lost all power and went in the

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The Role of DNA double-strand break repair in cellular response to low  

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DNA double-strand break repair in cellular response to low DNA double-strand break repair in cellular response to low dose radiation exposure. David J. Chen Division of Molecular Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX 75390 It has been assumed that molecular pathways that involved in the biological response for low dose of radiation should be similar to those for high dose radiation in general. The low dose-rate effect and DNA double-strand break repair are inextricably linked in mammalian cells. It has been reported that mammalian mutant cells deficient in nonhomologous end join (NHEJ) pathway have little or no cellular recovery when expose to low-dose-rate radiation. Recently, it has also been reported that cells deficient in

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Emailed Comments of Elizabeth Chimento RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Repair Dec.  

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Emailed Comments of Elizabeth Chimento RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Emailed Comments of Elizabeth Chimento RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Repair Dec. 1-20, 2006 Emailed Comments of Elizabeth Chimento RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Repair Dec. 1-20, 2006 Docket No. EO-05-01. Regarding the planned line outage, scheduled for Feb. 20 through Mar. 6, I am requesting that the residents near the plant be moved for the duration of the outage to protect their health. Emailed Comments of Elizabeth Chimento RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Repair Dec. 1-20, 2006 More Documents & Publications Letter from Elizabeth Chimento and Poul Hertel to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Re: District of Columbia Public Service Commission Emergency Petition and Complaint Docket No. EL05-145-000 Re: Potomac River Generating Station Department of Energy Case No.

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Evaluation of bisphenol E cyanate ester for the resin-injection repair of advanced composites  

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This thesis is a compilation of a general introduction and literature review that ties together the subsequent chapters which consist of two journal articles that have yet to be submitted for publication. The overall topic relates to the evaluation and application of a new class of cyanate ester resin with unique properties that lend it applicable to use as a resin for injection repair of high glass transition temperature polymer matrix composites. The first article (Chapter 2) details the evaluation and optimization of adhesive properties of this cyanate ester and alumina nanocomposites under different conditions. The second article (Chapter 3) describes the development and evaluation of an injection repair system for repairing delaminations in polymer matrix composites.

Wilber Yaote Lio

2009-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A survey of repair practices for nuclear power plant containment metallic pressure boundaries  

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has initiated a program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to provide assistance in their assessment of the effects of potential degradation on the structural integrity and leaktightness of metal containment vessels and steel liners of concrete containments in nuclear power plants. One of the program objectives is to identify repair practices for restoring metallic containment pressure boundary components that have been damaged or degraded in service. This report presents issues associated with inservice condition assessments and continued service evaluations and identifies the rules and requirements for the repair and replacement of nonconforming containment pressure boundary components by welding or metal removal. Discussion topics include base and welding materials, welding procedure and performance qualifications, inspection techniques, testing methods, acceptance criteria, and documentation requirements necessary for making acceptable repairs and replacements so that the plant can be returned to a safe operating condition.

Oland, C.B.; Naus, D.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Examining Earth's Ecological Problems  

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Examining Earth's Ecological Problems ... In "Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit," Sen. Al Gore (D.-Tenn.) ... However, nearly all of it is a fluffy recapitulation of the doomsday theories of those members of a modern environmentalist group who see nothing but disaster and catastrophe in store for the human race, and perhaps all other forms of life on Earth, unless people change their wicked ways—at once. ...

PHILLIP J. WINGATE

1992-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

296

Simple Models of the Protein Folding Problem  

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The protein folding problem has attracted an increasing attention from physicists. The problem has a flavor of statistical mechanics, but possesses the most common feature of most biological problems -- the profound effects of evolution. I will give an introduction to the problem, and then focus on some recent work concerning the so-called ``designability principle''. The designability of a structure is measured by the number of sequences that have that structure as their unique ground state. Structures differ drastically in terms of their designability; highly designable structures emerge with a number of associated sequences much larger than the average. These highly designable structures 1) possess ``proteinlike'' secondary structures and motifs, 2) are thermodynamically more stable, and 3) fold faster than other structures. These results suggest that protein structures are selected in nature because they are readily designed and stable against mutations, and that such selection simultaneously leads to thermodynamic stability and foldability. According to this picture, a key to the protein folding problem is to understand the emergence and the properties of the highly designable structures.

Chao Tang

1999-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF A UAV COMPOSITE WING SPAR REPAIR USING AN EMBEDDED OPTICAL FIBER RAYLEIGH BACK-SCATTERING DISTRIBUTED STRAIN SENSING  

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EVALUATION OF A UAV COMPOSITE WING SPAR REPAIR USING AN EMBEDDED OPTICAL FIBER RAYLEIGH BACK Branch, Tel-Aviv Israel ikressel@iai.co.il ABSTRACT A representing damaged UAV wing spar cap was repaired requirements for UAVs, where the substantiation of structural bonded joint can be based on: "repeatable

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

298

RAP80 Acts Independently of BRCA1 in Repair of Topoisomerase II Poison-Induced DNA Damage  

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...Implications for the repair of topoisomerase I-mediated DNA damage. J Biol Chem 2004;279:37343-8. 15 El-Khamisy SF , Saifi GM, Weinfeld M, et al. Defective DNA single-strand break repair in spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy-1...

Junko Iijima; Zhihong Zeng; Shunichi Takeda; Yoshihito Taniguchi

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of homologous recombination repair deficiency on depleted uranium clastogenicity in Chinese hamster ovary cells: XRCC3 protects cells from chromosome aberrations, but increases chromosome fragmentation  

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Abstract Depleted uranium (DU) is extensively used in both industry and military applications. The potential for civilian and military personnel exposure to DU is rising, but there are limited data on the potential health hazards of DU exposure. Previous laboratory research indicates DU is a potential carcinogen, but epidemiological studies remain inconclusive. DU is genotoxic, inducing DNA double strand breaks, chromosome damage and mutations, but the mechanisms of genotoxicity or repair pathways involved in protecting cells against DU-induced damage remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of homologous recombination repair deficiency on DU-induced genotoxicity using RAD51D and XRCC3-deficient Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines. Cells deficient in XRCC3 (irs1SF) exhibited similar cytotoxicity after DU exposure compared to wild-type (AA8) and XRCC3-complemented (1SFwt8) cells, but DU induced more break-type and fusion-type lesions in XRCC3-deficient cells compared to wild-type and XRCC3-complemented cells. Surprisingly, loss of RAD51D did not affect DU-induced cytotoxicity or genotoxicity. DU induced selective X-chromosome fragmentation irrespective of RAD51D status, but loss of XRCC3 nearly eliminated fragmentation observed after DU exposure in wild-type and XRCC3-complemented cells. Thus, XRCC3, but not RAD51D, protects cells from DU-induced breaks and fusions and also plays a role in DU-induced chromosome fragmentation.

Amie L. Holmes; Kellie Joyce; Hong Xie; Carolyne Falank; John M. Hinz; John Pierce Wise Sr.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

A Valuation Problem  

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problem in valuation work. The Corporation Commission of the State of Oklahoma promulgated, in the spring of 1914, its now rather famous Order No. 774» outlining a standard system of accounts for Gas and Electric Utilities in Oklahoma and calling for a...* In Accompanying Book of Maps and Drawings Appendix K — Set of Maps Showing Distribution System of the Comanche Light and Power Company, as of June 30 , 1914, but with Additions, Bringing Same up to December 31, 1914 — to Accompany Original Cost Report...

Bozell, Harold V.

1915-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMITH, GLEN. Bond Characteristics and Qualifications of Adhesives for Marine Applications and Steel Pipe Repair. (Under the direction of Dr. Sami Rizkalla.)  

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for marine application and repair of steel pipeline. #12;BOND CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ADHESIVES and Steel Pipe Repair. (Under the direction of Dr. Sami Rizkalla.) Performance of adhesives significantly FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS AND STEEL PIPE REPAIR By Glen E. Smith A thesis submitted to the Graduate Faculty

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Multilayer sulfur-resistant composite metal membranes and methods of making and repairing the same  

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The invention relates to thin, hydrogen-permeable, sulfur-resistant membranes formed from multi-layers of palladium or palladium-alloy coatings on porous, ceramic or metal supports, methods of making these membranes, methods of repairing layers of these membranes and devices that incorporate these membranes.

Way, J. Douglas; Hatlevik, Oyvind

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Corrosion Damage and Repair System in a Concrete Jetty Structure  

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Investigation of Corrosion Damage and Repair System in a Concrete Jetty Structure Farid Moradi of the deterioration was reinforcement corrosion, which initiated within few years after the completion of the jetty structure. The structure underwent major corrosion rehabilitation after 7 years of service. Despite the use

Mobasher, Barzin

304

Evaluation of Hardware and Procedures for Astronaut Assembly and Repair of Large Precision Reflectors  

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A detailed procedure is presented that enables astronauts in extravehicular activity (EVA) to efficiently assemble and repair large (i.e., greater than 10m-diameter) segmented reflectors, supported by a truss, for space-based optical or radio-frequency ...

Lake Mark S.; Jr Walter L. Heard; Watson Judith J.; Collins Timothy J.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Latest advances in steam turbine design, blading, repairs, condition assessment, and condenser interaction  

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This book contains papers presented at a conference on power generation. Topics covered include: a life extension approach for steam turbine blading in Electricite de France fossil plants, and on site 430 MW high pressure reheat turbine shell cracking and distortion repairs.

Rasmussen, D.M. (Turbine Consultants, Inc., Milwaukee, WI (US))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolutionary neural network modeling for forecasting the field failure data of repairable systems  

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An accurate product reliability prediction model can not only learn and track the product's reliability and operational performance, but also offer useful information for managers to take follow-up actions to improve the product' quality and cost. This ... Keywords: Genetic algorithms, Neural network model, Reliability prediction, Repairable system

L. Yi-Hui

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The BLM Helicase Is Necessary for Normal DNA Double-Strand Break Repair  

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...control, corrected BS, BS, and AT cells in a DSB...EcoRI-cut CIP pUC18 in nuclear extracts are shown. Part...DSB repair assays. The costs of publication of this...abbreviations used are: BS, Blooms syndrome; AT...of linearized supF20 by nuclear extracts from control...

Gregory Langland; James Elliott; Yuling Li; Jenette Creaney; Kathleen Dixon; and Joanna Groden

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rational Design of Human DNA Ligase Inhibitors that Target Cellular DNA Replication and Repair  

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...agents to treat human cancer. Grant support: U.S. NIH grants GM47251, ES12512, and GM57479...Biology of DNA Repair Program grant CA92584 (A.E. Tomkinson...University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy Computer-Aided Drug Design Center...

Xi Chen; Shijun Zhong; Xiao Zhu; Barbara Dziegielewska; Tom Ellenberger; Gerald M. Wilson; Alexander D. MacKerell, Jr.; and Alan E. Tomkinson

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recombination between a defective retrovirus and homologous sequences in host DNA: reversion by patch repair.  

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...transcriptase assay (16). Virus infections were car- ried out with the addition of polybrene...NIH/3T3 cells were infected with the defective virions as described above, but these...infected cell. Thus, we have shown that defective viruses can repair their mutations by...

P Schwartzberg; J Colicelli; S P Goff

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of NCHRP Design Guideline for EPS-Block Geofoam in Slope Stabilization and Repair  

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1 Overview of NCHRP Design Guideline for EPS-Block Geofoam in Slope Stabilization and Repair David in Construction Applications (EPS 2011 Norway) June 6-8, 2011 #12;2 ABSTRACT This paper presents an overview of the design guideline for the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam for slope stabilization

Horvath, John S.

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Development/Plasticity/Repair A Structural MRI Study of Human Brain Development from  

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Development/Plasticity/Repair A Structural MRI Study of Human Brain Development from Birth to 2 Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7510 Brain development in the first 2 years after birth and schizophrenia. Knowledge regarding this period is currently quite limited. We studied structural brain

Utah, University of

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Self-repairing Self-assembled Structures Daniel Arbuckle and Aristides A. G. Requicha  

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1 Self-repairing Self-assembled Structures Daniel Arbuckle and Aristides A. G. Requicha Department.arbuckle@usc.edu, requicha@usc.edu Abstract-- This paper introduces a method by which structures can be self-assembled from by a process analogous to mitosis. I. INTRODUCTION Self-assembly agents have the potential to become an im

Southern California, University of

313

Home Maintenance and Repair Owning a home is a major responsibility.  

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Home Maintenance and Repair Owning a home is a major responsibility. Not only do you have the obligation of paying the mortgage each month, but you also have to maintain your home so that it remains a good investment. When talking about taking care of your home, most folks lump home maintenance

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Analysis and Repair of Name Tagger Errors Heng Ji Ralph Grishman  

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Analysis and Repair of Name Tagger Errors Heng Ji Ralph Grishman Department of Computer Science New feedback from subsequent stages in an information extraction pipeline: name structure parsing, cross' pipelined system archi- tectures, NE tagging is one of the first steps in the pipeline. NE errors adversely

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CAN-bus based distributed control system for hydraulic turbine blade repairing robot  

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A CAN-bus (Controller Area Network) based distributed control system was designed for a mobile on-site hydraulic turbine blade repairing robot (HTBRR). The system is composed of one supervisory station, seven joint servo nodes, and four accessory nodes. ... Keywords: distributed control system, mobile robot, virtual reality

Kangtai Xiang; Zhenguo Sun; Hongjun Dai; Qiang Chen; Jiajun Liu

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repair of DNA Alkylation Induced in L1210 Leukemia and Murine Bone Marrow by Three Chloroethylnitrosoureas  

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...cross-links proceeds much more slowly than does repair of monoadducts; we observed that...cross-links. Further, removal of label does not ensure that the full process of excision...Sartorelli and D. G. Johns (eds.). Handbook of Experimental Pharma cology, Vol. 38...

James D. Ahlgren; Dianna C. Green; Kenneth D. Tew; and Philip S. Schein

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Repairing and maintaining a public bicycle system: the case of Vlib' in Paris1  

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Repairing and maintaining a public bicycle system: the case of Vélib' in Paris1 . Martin Tironi Phd. Valued for their 'planet friendly' character, public bicycle systems have become the hallmark for cities to the worldwide spread of public bicycle schemes (PBS). They now exist in more than 110 cities around the world

Boyer, Edmond

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar Three Dimensional Traction Force Microscopy with Applications in Cell Mechanics abstract The interactions between biochemical and mechanical signals during-dimensional measurement techniques are needed to investigate the effect of mechanical properties of the substrate

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Mechanical Engineer Company Description  

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Mechanical Engineer Company Description Control Solutions Inc. is a small, dynamic, and rapidly. Position Description The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for all aspects associated with the mechanical enclosures, brackets, cabling assemblies among others. Systems include mechanisms, sensors, hydraulics, among

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Ross Schlueter  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Ross Schlueter Engineering Deputy For Mechanical Engineering Russ Wells Mechanical Engineering Department Deputy ELECTRONICS, SOFTWARE & INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING Henrik von Der Sen Mechanical Admin. Assist. Joan Wolter Electronics Admin. Assist. Marilyn Wong Division Admin

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Repair-dependent cell radiation survival and transformation: an integrated theory  

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The repair-dependent model of cell radiation survival is extended to include radiation-induced transformations. The probability of transformation is presumed to scale with the number of potentially lethal damages that are repaired in a surviving cell or the interactions of such damages. The theory predicts that at doses corresponding to high survival, the transformation frequency is the sum of simple polynomial functions of dose; linear, quadratic, etc, essentially as described in widely used linear-quadratic expressions. At high doses, corresponding to low survival, the ratio of transformed to surviving cells asymptotically approaches an upper limit. The low dose fundamental- and high dose plateau domains are separated by a downwardly concave transition region. Published transformation data for mammalian cells show the high-dose plateaus predicted by the repair-dependent model for both ultraviolet and ionizing radiation. For the neoplastic transformation experiments that were analyzed, the data can be fit with only the repair-dependent quadratic function. At low doses, the transformation frequency is strictly quadratic, but becomes sigmodial over a wider range of doses. Inclusion of data from the transition region in a traditional linear-quadratic analysis of neoplastic transformation frequency data can exaggerate the magnitude of, or create the appearance of, a linear component. Quantitative analysis of survival and transformation data shows good agreement for ultraviolet radiation; the shapes of the transformation components can be predicted from survival data. For ionizing radiations, both neutrons and x-rays, survival data overestimate the transforming ability for low to moderate doses. The presumed cause of this difference is that, unlike UV photons, a single x-ray or neutron may generate more than one lethal damage in a cell, so the distribution of such damages in the population is not accurately described by Poisson statistics. However, the complete sigmodial dose-response data for neoplastic transformations can be fit using the repair-dependent functions with all parameters determined only from transformation frequency data.

John C Sutherland

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm  

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The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization Experimental results for time-power optimization META, October 27-31, 2014 1 / 25 #12;The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization Experimental results Conclusions Time and energy optimization Traditionally

Giménez, Domingo

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Mathematical Problems of Thermoacoustic Tomography  

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formulas to reconstruct the initial perturbation from the observed data. The second problem is the range description. We present the range description of the spherical mean Radon transform, which is an important transform in TAT. The next problem...

Nguyen, Linh V.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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-standing unresolved scientific problems. Lin's research has been sponsored by the DOE, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Idaho-standing scientific problems. The first problem concerns fundamental understanding of the coupled opto

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MEASUREMENT AND FORCE ADJUSTMENT IN BOILER SUSPENSIONS AND OTHER STATICALLY INDETERMINATE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS  

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One of the most important factors determining the durability of power boilers is the proper distribution forces in structure and mechanical systems such as suspensions and supports. The reasons of unequal force distribution in these parts could be the following: assembly stresses, stresses occurring during major repairs, improper supporting structure geometry and complete break-down state of the equipment. Big differences between nominal and real loading can lead to a complete damage of suspension elements, springs and thread joints.

Donat Renowicz; Marek Plaza; Bogus?aw Plaza; Ewa Renowicz

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Enzymological and structural studies of the mechanism of promiscuous substrate recognition by the oxidative DNA repair enzyme AlkB  

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...1-methyladenine (m1A) ZZQQhy poly(dA), oligo(dA rich), ssand ds-DNA treated with [13 C]MeIa, [3 H]MNUb, DMSc, MMSd turnover = 0.02 ZZQQhy 0.2 min-1 HPLC/scintillatione, MALDI-TOFf, GC-MSg (1-4, 6, 8, 37) ZZQQhy poly...

Bomina Yu; John F. Hunt

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Ordered Vertex Removal Subgraph Problems  

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of the vertex removal and subgraph problems are shown to be P­complete. In addition, a natural lex­ icographicOrdered Vertex Removal and Subgraph Problems Ray Greenlaw Department of Computer Science University­8703196. #12; Vertex Removal and Graph Problems Ray Greenlaw Department of Computer Science FR­35

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Large Spectral Library Problem  

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Hyperspectral imaging produces a spectrum or vector at each image pixel. These spectra can be used to identify materials present in the image. In some cases, spectral libraries representing atmospheric chemicals or ground materials are available. The challenge is to determine if any of the library chemicals or materials exist in the hyperspectral image. The number of spectra in these libraries can be very large, far exceeding the number of spectral channels collected in the ¯eld. Suppose an image pixel contains a mixture of p spectra from the library. Is it possible to uniquely identify these p spectra? We address this question in this paper and refer to it as the Large Spectral Library (LSL) problem. We show how to determine if unique identi¯cation is possible for any given library. We also show that if p is small compared to the number of spectral channels, it is very likely that unique identi¯cation is possible. We show that unique identi¯cation becomes less likely as p increases.

Chilton, Lawrence K.; Walsh, Stephen J.

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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About an Optimal Visiting Problem  

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In this paper we are concerned with the optimal control problem consisting in minimizing the time for reaching (visiting) a fixed number of target sets, in particular more than one target. Such a problem is of course reminiscent of the famous 'Traveling Salesman Problem' and brings all its computational difficulties. Our aim is to apply the dynamic programming technique in order to characterize the value function of the problem as the unique viscosity solution of a suitable Hamilton-Jacobi equation. We introduce some 'external' variables, one per target, which keep in memory whether the corresponding target is already visited or not, and we transform the visiting problem in a suitable Mayer problem. This fact allows us to overcome the lacking of the Dynamic Programming Principle for the originary problem. The external variables evolve with a hysteresis law and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation turns out to be discontinuous.

Bagagiolo, Fabio, E-mail: bagagiol@science.unitn.it; Benetton, Michela [Unversita di Trento, Dipartimento di Matematica (Italy)

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Some problems of steam turbine lifetime assessment and extension  

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The problems of lifetime assessment and extension in reference to power equipment (including high-temperature rotors and casings of power steam turbines) and theoretical and normative grounds for these procedures, as well as some specific measures to prolong the turbine service time and diagnose the turbine components` conditions in the operation process, were covered in many published works, including the authors` ones. The present paper is to consider in more details some aspects of these problems that have not been sufficiently considered in known publications. In particular, it seems important to dwell on experimental verification of some mathematical models for calculating temperatures, stresses, and strains in the turbine casings on the basis of direct measurements at turbines in service. Another item to be discussed ia an approach to choosing the system of interrelated criteria and safety factors referring to the upper admissible values of stresses, strains, cycles, and accumulated damage, as well as crack resistance, as applied to an adopted conception of the limiting states for the rotors and casings with taking into consideration their loads and resulted stress-strain states. In this connection, it is important to arrange and use properly the continuous monitoring of temperatures, stresses, and accumulated metal damage to assess the residual lifetime of the rotors and casings more accurately. Certain design, technology, and repair measures are briefly described. They have successfully been employed at fossil power plants of the former Soviet Union to raise the steam turbine reliability and durability.

Berlyand, V.; Pozhidaev, A.; Glyadya, A. [Kharkov Central Designers Bureau (Ukraine); Plotkin, E.; Avrutsky, G. [All-Russia Thermal Engineering Research Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation); Leyzerovich, A. [Actinium Corp., Mountain View, CA (United States)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS THINK COMPOSITE  

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ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS THINK COMPOSITE "THINK outside the box" for more competitive structural COMPOSITES Dr. Melih Papila Visiting Professor, Aero/Astro Department, Stanford University. Adv. Composites and Polymer Processing Lab., Sabanci University, Istanbul. mpapila

Ponce, V. Miguel

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Quark confinement mechanism for baryons  

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The confinement mechanism proposed earlier and then successfully applied to meson spectroscopy by the author is extended over baryons. For this aim the wave functions of baryons are built as tensorial products of those corresponding to the 2-body problem underlying the confinement mechanism of two quarks. This allows one to obtain the Hamiltonian of the quark interactions in a baryon and, accordingly, the possible energy spectrum of the latter. Also one may construct the electric and magnetic form factors of baryon in a natural way which entails the expressions for the root-mean-square radius and anomalous magnetic moment. To ullustrate the formalism in the given Chapter for the sake of simplicity only symmetrical baryons (i.e., composed from three quarks of the same flavours) $\\Delta^{++}$, $\\Delta^{-}$, $\\Omega^-$ are considered. For them the masses, the root-mean-square radii and anomalous magnetic moments are expressed in an explicit analytical form through the parameters of the confining SU(3)-gluonic field among quarks and that enables one to get a number of numerical estimates for the mentioned parameters from experimental data. We also discuss chiral limit for the baryons under consideration and estimate the purely gluonic contribution to their masses. Further the problem of masses in particle physics is shortly discussed within the framework of the given approach. Finally, a few remarks are made about the so-called Yang-Mills Millennium problem and a possible way for proving it is outlined.

Yu. P. Goncharov

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective hardware for connection and repair of polyethylene pipelines using ultrasound modification and heat shrinking. Part 5. Aspects of thermistor couplings and components used in gas-pipeline repair  

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Aspects of the use of effective hardware for thermistor couplings and components, which are used for thermistor welding in the repair of low- and medium-pressure polyethylene pipelines are investigated. Parameter...

A. E. Kolosov; O. S. Sakharov; V. I. Sivetskii…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering  

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Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE 105 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 3 CHEM 111L College Chemistry Lab (DLN) 1 ENGL 102 English PHYS 211 Mechanics, Waves & Heat (DLN) 4 UF 100 Intellectual Foundations 3 PHYS 211L Mechanics, Waves

Barrash, Warren

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Using synthetic DNA interstrand crosslinks to elucidate repair pathways and identify new therapeutic targets for cancer chemotherapy  

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One of the prerequisites for studying ICL repair is the availability of defined ICL-containing oligonucleotides. Initially, this was achieved by the reaction of duplex DNA with crosslinking agents (Fig. 1...a). W...

Angelo Guainazzi; Orlando D. Schärer

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colorado State University Industrial Assessment Center Report CO0564 1 AR No. 1 -Repair Compressed Air Leaks  

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Colorado State University Industrial Assessment Center Report CO0564 1 AR No. 1 - Repair Compressed was then divided by 0.25 hours to convert the energy consumption into kW, so the #12;Colorado State University

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UCSC EMPLOYEE HOUSING APARTMENTS APPLICATION Rental rates include: rent, refuse collection, common area utilities, groundskeeping services, and repairs and  

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area utilities, groundskeeping services, and repairs and maintenance of the Laureate Court complex. Tenants pay for their own utilities (i.e., electricity, gas, water, telephone and cable services). A $750

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Determinants of Aerobic Capacity During Exercise Following Complete Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with a Transannular Patch  

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Exercise capacity and the causes of its limitation following repair of tetralogy of Fallot have been studied in heterogeneous populations. Study populations have been grouped together regardless of the type of re...

N. Mulla; P. Simpson; N. M. Sullivan; S. M. Paridon

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Fiber Bragg Grating Strain Gages on a Pipeline Specimen Repaired with a CFRE Composite System  

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Re-establishing the maximum operating pressure of a segment of pipeline with metal loss defects, such as erosion ... segment altogether, or by applying a localized repair system. The present paper deals with labo...

J. L. F. Freire; V. A. Perrut…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the stress-strain state of an air crossing of pipeline in the course of repair  

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We propose a procedure for the numerical analysis of the stress-strain state and criteria of its admissible state in the course of repairs of the air crossings of gas mains ... lifting the pipe to a height requir...

I. V. Orynyak; I. V. Lokhman; M. D. Sydor; S. A. Radchenko…

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Haploinsufficiency for ATM and RAD9 as a Factor in Cell Transformation, Apoptosis, and DNA Lesion Repair Dynamics  

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a role in genomic instability and carcinogenesis after DNA damage is induced. Because the effect to haploinsufficiency for proteins involved in DNA repair pathways plays a role in genomic instability

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Gene Expression Pathways Activated and Repair of DNA of Double Strand  

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Pathways Activated and Repair of DNA of Double Strand Pathways Activated and Repair of DNA of Double Strand Breaks (DSBs) Following Low Dose Ionizing Radiation in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells (HBECs) With and Without Defined Premalignant Oncogenic Changes John Minna University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Abstract We want to determine the effect of low dose ionizing radiation on the molecular progression of lung epithelial cells towards lung cancer. Our endpoints are focused on specific molecular and cellular changes known to be associated with lung cancer development and quantitating those changes as a function of low dose ionizing radiation. We use immortalized human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) developed from >40 individuals (including those from current, former, and never smokers, males, females,

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Connections Between the TCR Proteins XPG and CSB, Repair of Oxidative DNA  

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Connections Between the TCR Proteins XPG and CSB, Repair of Oxidative DNA Connections Between the TCR Proteins XPG and CSB, Repair of Oxidative DNA Base Damage, and the Radio-Adaptive Response Helen Budworth, Brett Haltiwanger, Altaf Sarker, Torsten Grösser, Björn Rydberg, and Priscilla K. Cooper* Life Sciences Division, MailStop 74-157, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720; *Corresponding author A key question that is central to accurately assessing human health risks from environmentally relevant low level (low dose, low dose rate) exposures to ionizing radiation is whether cellular responses measured at the higher doses for which there are strong epidemiological health data and the high doses commonly used in laboratory experiments extrapolate in a linear fashion to low doses. Recent data suggest that they may not. For example, low-dose hypersensitivity for

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: Checkpoint Responses and Repair of a  

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Checkpoint Responses and Repair of a Broken Chromosome in Budding Checkpoint Responses and Repair of a Broken Chromosome in Budding Yeast. Authors: André Walther, Mreshwar B. Vaze, Anna Malkova, Grzegorz Ira, Xuan Wang, Jung-Ae Kim, Neal Sugawara, James E. Haber Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts We have studied how yeast cells respond to the creation of a single double-strand break (DSB) by using a site-specific endonuclease to create one (or more) DSBs. In collaboration with R. Schroff, M. Licheten and W. Bonner (NIH) we have shown that a single DSB rapidly becomes associated with histone H2AX-phosphorylation (y-H2AX) covering a distance of about 25 kb on either side of the DSB. The drop-off in phosphorylation is not attributable to specific boundary sequences. y-H2AX can be phosphorylated by either ATR (Mec1) or ATM (Tel1) protein kinases. A mutation that removes

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A Key Step in Repairing DNA Double-Strand Breaks | Advanced Photon Source  

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X-ray Rainbow X-ray Rainbow An Insulating Breakthrough Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed A Key Step in Repairing DNA Double-Strand Breaks JANUARY 10, 2007 Bookmark and Share The atomic structure of the protein 53BP1 identified by Mayo researchers. (Courtesy: Mayo Clinic) A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has uncovered a key step in the molecular pathway of repairing DNA double-strand breaks. The studies were carried out using the 19-ID beamline (SBC-CAT) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS, Argonne) and the X12-C beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS, Brookhaven National Laboratory). Both the APS and the NSLS are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy

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Subterranean barriers, methods, and apparatuses for forming, inspecting, selectively heating, and repairing same  

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A subterranean barrier and method for forming same are disclosed, the barrier including a plurality of casing strings wherein at least one casing string of the plurality of casing strings may be affixed to at least another adjacent casing string of the plurality of casing strings through at least one weld, at least one adhesive joint, or both. A method and system for nondestructively inspecting a subterranean barrier is disclosed. For instance, a radiographic signal may be emitted from within a casing string toward an adjacent casing string and the radiographic signal may be detected from within the adjacent casing string. A method of repairing a barrier including removing at least a portion of a casing string and welding a repair element within the casing string is disclosed. A method of selectively heating at least one casing string forming at least a portion of a subterranean barrier is disclosed.

Nickelson, Reva A. (Shelley, ID); Sloan, Paul A. (Rigby, ID); Richardson, John G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walsh, Stephanie (Idaho Falls, ID); Kostelnik, Kevin M. (Idaho, ID)

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyses of cracks in thick stiffened plates repaired with single-sided composite patch  

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Abstract This study investigated the effect of composite patches applied to thick stiffened plates with single-sided repairs. A simplified analytical model was derived to predict the reduction in the mode I strain energy release rates resulting from the single-sided composite patches. Finite element analyses were also conducted to compute the mode I strain energy release rates with and without composite patches, and their results were compared to the analytical model prediction. Furthermore, changes in the location of the neural axis with single-side patches were examined with their effects on the effectiveness of the patch repair with variations in both material and geometric parameters of the patch and plate. The neutral axis location in the patched plate played an important role to influence the effectiveness of the composite patch.

Y.W. Kwon; B.L. Hall

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a glass fibre reinforced polyurethane composite repair system for corroded pipelines at elevated temperatures  

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Abstract The present paper is concerned with the analysis of glass fibre reinforced polyurethane repair systems for metallic pipelines with localised corrosion damage that impair the serviceability. The main motivation for the study presented in this paper is the rehabilitation of corroded pipelines conveying produced water in offshore oil platforms. Although the operating pressure of these pipelines is not very high, the water temperature is between 60 and 90°C, which can be a major shortcoming for the use of polymeric material as repair systems. Tensile tests were performed to analyse the temperature dependence of a polyurethane pre-impregnated, bi-directional E-glass fibre composite. Burst tests were carried out to evaluate the performance of composite reinforcements applied to defects machined in pipeline test specimens. Preliminary ideas for a methodology to estimate the failure pressure of a reinforced specimen with arbitrary localised corrosion damage are presented.

H.S. da Costa Mattos; J.M.L. Reis; L.M. Paim; M.L. da Silva; F.C. Amorim; V.A. Perrut

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full scale experimental analysis of stress states in sleeve repairs of gas pipelines  

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This study discusses the experimental determination of stress states in sleeve repairs of underground gas pipelines. Work was done to define the effects of the reduction of pressure during welding, the load and place of positioning clamps, the length of the repair sleeve, and the use of O'ring-based devices to prevent gas leakage. Tests were carried out in reinforcements, welded with internal pressure equal to 60, 80 and 100% of the service pressure. High stresses were generated in tests carried out with short sleeves and O'rings, and occurred once the sleeve was fully welded and the pipeline pressure re-established. Maximum stresses, up to 270 MPa, were generated after about 1 min following closing of venting valves, on tests with artificial gas leaks. From the results of these experimental studies, it is concluded that several operative aspects could be optimised, to minimise the stresses in the reinforcements and to reduce the risk of failures.

M.D Chapetti; J.L Otegui; C Manfredi; C.F Martins

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of old rectangular repair patches on the burst pressure of a gas pipeline  

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Seven full scale hydrostatic burst tests were carried out on pipes extracted from an API 5LX52 gas pipeline that contained rectangular and elliptical fillet welded patches and other repairs of different geometries. All breaks took place after widespread yielding. This analysis shows that the patches that generate greater risks are those that: (1) were attached to the pipeline at very low pressure, (2) were placed to repair large defects, (3) are rectangular, long in the direction of the pipe, and narrow, (4) the quality of the weld is doubtful. Based on data reported by In Line Inspection (ILI), of the four conditions mentioned above, only the third can be assessed in order to quantify risks and to schedule replacements.

Pablo Gabriel Fazzini; José Luis Otegui

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oman India Pipeline: An operational repair strategy based on a rational assessment of risk  

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This paper describes the development of a repair strategy for the operational phase of the Oman India Pipeline based upon the probability and consequences of a pipeline failure. Risk analyses and cost benefit analyses performed provide guidance on the level of deepwater repair development effort appropriate for the Oman India Pipeline project and identifies critical areas toward which more intense development effort should be directed. The risk analysis results indicate that the likelihood of a failure of the Oman India Pipeline during its 40-year life is low. Furthermore, the probability of operational failure of the pipeline in deepwater regions is extremely low, the major proportion of operational failure risk being associated with the shallow water regions.

German, P.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline rehabilitation surveys for prioritizing coat/wrap repairs of old cross-country pipelines  

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Pipelines which are more than 15--20 years old, and are coated with traditional hot-melt coal tar coat/wrap, generally show marked degradation of their coat wrap over time. This could be due to various reasons. In aggressive soils, re-coating the pipeline becomes imperative. However, primarily due to budgetary constraints, the coat wrap repair of the entire line cannot be undertaken all at one time. It has to be done in phases, depending on resources available. By using the techniques of Current Attenuation Test, supported by Direct Current Voltage Gradient (DCVG) survey and ON/Instant OFF pipe-to-soil potential logging and average current density, one can quickly and fairly accurately identify and prioritize the pipeline sections for immediate coat/wrap repairs.

Bardalai, B.; Tech, B. [Quest Pipeline Services Pvt. Ltd., Assam (India)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine repair at Nesjavellir geothermal power plant: An Icelandic case study  

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Abstract During a quadrennial inspection of a 30 MW Mitsubishi steam turbine at Nesjavellir geothermal power plant, corrosion products were found on the last set of labyrinth packing in the gland seal system which resulted in erosion corrosion of the turbine rotor. The rotor had worn by approximately 8 mm. Because of the tight timeframe of the overhaul, it was decided to repair this failure on site using the experience of the staff and domestic industry. Labyrinth seals were built by a domestic machine shop, decreasing cost and shutdown time dramatically. This article describes the occurring failure and how it was repaired within days with cooperation between the energy company and domestic industry. It further discusses probable causes for such failure and how it may be prevented. The article describes in essence how valuable it can prove to build maintenance knowledge domestically in the geothermal sector.

R.S. Atlason; A. Gunnarsson; R. Unnthorsson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized quantum state discrimination problems  

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We address a broad class of optimization problems of finding quantum measurements, which includes the problems of finding an optimal measurement in the Bayes criterion and a measurement maximizing the average success probability with a fixed rate of inconclusive results. Our approach can deal with any problem in which each of the objective and constraint functions is formulated by the sum of the traces of the multiplication of a Hermitian operator and a detection operator. We first derive dual problems and necessary and sufficient conditions for an optimal measurement. We also consider the minimax version of these problems and provide necessary and sufficient conditions for a minimax solution. Finally, for optimization problem having a certain symmetry, there exists an optimal solution with the same symmetry. Examples are shown to illustrate how our results can be used.

Kenji Nakahira; Kentaro Kato; Tsuyoshi Sasaki Usuda

2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student  

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......................................................................................9 Engineering Career Services ................................................................9 McMechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook January 2014 Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison #12;Mechanical Engineering Web Page: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/me Graduate

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board October 15, 2010 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 MIE Dorothy Adams Undergraduate/Graduate Secretary David Schmidt Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3 MIE James Rinderle

Mountziaris, T. J.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR  

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HANDBOOK FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR Old Dominion University Department of Mechanical Engineering Batten College of Engineering and Technology Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0247 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HANDBOOK

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Katia Bertoldi Harvard University Soft materials in response to diverse stimuli. While the mechanical attributes - such as energy absorption, stiffness and switchable functionalities. Katia Bertoldi is an Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics at Harvard

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To: Mansueti, Lawrence Subject: RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Repair Dec. 1-20, 2006  

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From: ecchimento@comcast.net [mailto:ecchimento@comcast.net] Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 6:28 PM To: Mansueti, Lawrence Subject: RE: Pepco Scheduled Line Repair Dec. 1-20, 2006 Larry, Regarding the planned line outage, scheduled for Feb. 20 through Mar. 6, I am requesting that the residents near the plant be moved for the duration of the outage to protect their health. Would you include this comment also in the ongoing recorded discussion? Thank you. Elizabeth

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SUFFICIENT WEIGHTED COMPLEMENTARITY PROBLEMS 1 ...  

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SIAM J. Optim., 17(3):871–890,. 2006. [13] F. A. Potra. Corrector-predictor methods for monontone linear complementarity problems in a wide neighborhood of ...

2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental lead: insidious health problem  

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Environmental lead: insidious health problem ... Several federal programs aim to reduce human exposure to lead, but which source is most dangerous is subject of growing controversy ...

LOIS R. EMBER; C&EN; WASHINGTON

1980-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational problems algorithmsComputational problems, algorithms, runtime, hardness  

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we model set cover as an integer program? · See examples Algorithms and runtime · We would see (a brief introduction to theoretical computer science) slides by Vincent Conitzer Set Cover (a a T of size at most k will suffice Set Cover (a computational problem) · One instance of the set cover problem

Allan, Vicki H.

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The "Orbitz Problem" Problem found on Web sites of  

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The Interactive Web · The Web is increasingly "dark matter" · Numerous Web APIs: ­ The Common Gateway Interface#12;#12;#12;The "Orbitz Problem" Problem found on Web sites of · Microsoft / Apple for high school Web programmers! Programming the Interactive Web Shriram Krishnamurthi Brown University

De Volder, Kris

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Part I--Mechanics J98M.1--Hanging Rope J98M.1--Hanging Rope  

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--Mechanics J98M.3--Ice Skate J98M.3--Ice Skate Problem As a simplified model for the motion of a skate, assume Problem An insulated, uncharged, con

Petta, Jason

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Acoustic Emission Detection and Prediction of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Composite Patch Repairs Using Neural Networks  

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An aircraft is subjected to severe structural and aerodynamic loads during its service life. These loads can cause damage or weakening of the structure especially for aging military and civilian aircraft, thereby affecting its load carrying capabilities. Hence composite patch repairs are increasingly used to repair damaged aircraft metallic structures to restore its structural efficiency. This paper presents the results of Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring of crack propagation in 2024-T3 Clad aluminum panels repaired with adhesively bonded octagonal, single sided boron/epoxy composite patch under tension-tension fatigue loading. Crack propagation gages were used to monitor crack initiation. The identified AE sensor features were used to train neural networks for predicting crack length. The results show that AE events are correlated with crack propagation. AE system was able to detect crack propagation even at high noise condition of 10 Hz loading; that crack propagation signals can be differentiated from matrix cracking signals that take place due to fiber breakage in the composite patch. Three back-propagation cascade feed forward networks were trained to predict crack length based on the number of fatigue cycles, AE event number, and both the Fatigue Cycles and AE events, as inputs respectively. Network using both fatigue cycles and AE event number as inputs to predict crack length gave the best results, followed by Network with fatigue cycles as input, while network with just AE events as input had a greater error.

Okafor, A. Chukwujekwu; Singh, Navdeep; Singh, Navrag [Structural Health Monitoring and NDE Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1870 Miner Circle Rolla MO 65409-0050 (United States)

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Monroe Thomas, Mechanical Technician  

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Monroe Thomas, Mechanical Technician Print The weekend before the ALS was scheduled to start up again after the most recent shutdown, mechanical technician Monroe Thomas kept...

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Anomalies in conservation laws in quantum mechanics  

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It has been pointed out that a simple quantum-mechanical system, involving a charged particle moving in a uniform magnetic field, can exhibit what looks like an anomaly. This note analyzes the problem, and shows that in such cases the anomaly is (in some sense) already present at the classical level.

R. S. Ward

1987-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PCx: Optimization Problem Solver | Argonne National Laboratory  

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PCx: Optimization Problem Solver PCx: Optimization Problem Solver PCx is a highly efficient code for solving linear programming optimization problems. In addition to being a useful...

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Optimization problems with value function objectives  

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max programming problem and the bilevel optimization problem. In this paper, we ... 1. Introduction. An optimization problem with value function objective is a.

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370

On the usability of grid middleware and security mechanisms  

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...Paul Watson On the usability of grid middleware and security mechanisms Stefan J. Zasada...computational-grids. grid usability|grid security|Application Hosting Environment...essential for the uptake of any grid security solution. The problems stem...

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371

A randomised approximation algorithm for the hitting set problem  

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Abstract Let H = ( V , E ) be a hypergraph with vertex set V and edge set E , where n : = | V | and m : = | E | . Let l be the maximum size of an edge and ? be the maximum vertex degree. A hitting set (or vertex cover) in H is a subset of V in which all edges are incident. The hitting set problem is to find a hitting set of minimum cardinality. It is known that an approximation ratio of l can be achieved easily. On the other hand, for constant l, an approximation ratio better than l cannot be achieved in polynomial time under the unique games conjecture (Khot and Regev, 2008 [17]). Thus breaking the l-barrier for significant classes of hypergraphs is a complexity-theoretically and algorithmically interesting problem, which has been studied by several authors (Krivelevich, 1997 [18], Halperin, 2000 [12], Okun, 2005 [23]). We propose a randomised algorithm of hybrid type for the hitting set problem, which combines LP-based randomised rounding, graphs sparsening and greedy repairing and analyse it for different classes of hypergraphs. For hypergraphs with ? = O ( n 1 4 ) and l = O ( n ) we achieve an approximation ratio of l ( 1 ? c ? ) , for some constant c > 0 , with constant probability. For the case of hypergraphs where l and ? are constants, we prove a ratio of l ( 1 ? l ? 1 8 ? ) . The latter is done by analysing the expected size of the hitting set and using concentration inequalities. Moreover, for quasi-regularisable hypergraphs, we achieve an approximation ratio of l ( 1 ? n 8 m ) . We show how and when our results improve over the results of Krivelevich, Halperin and Okun.

Mourad El Ouali; Helena Fohlin; Anand Srivastav

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Indian Archæology and Indian Problems  

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... to his audience in a selection of the problems and possibilities which the study of Indian archæology presents to his mind as calling urgently for investigation—problems no less fascinating in ... out in the triple function of conservation, excavation and publication, he went on to point out with the greatest emphasis that no further advance on sound lines is possible until ...

1939-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Lecture outline Basic inventory problems  

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Lecture outline Basic inventory problems The economic order quantity An inventory game.B. Powell 1 #12;© 2013 W.B. Powell 2 Basic inventory problems Examples: » Products: · Customers consume). · Rainfall randomly replenishes reservoirs. · Release water from dam to maintain level. » Oil being stored

Powell, Warren B.

374

Solving the Nuclear Waste Problem  

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Solving the Nuclear Waste Problem ... Of the many problems that beset the nuclear power industry, none has proved as perplexing as taking out the trash. ... Nuclear waste will remain a potential threat to man and the environment for as long as 10,000 years. ...

1988-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic aneurysm repair Sample Search Results  

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problems during the visualization of CT scans of abdominal aortic aneurysms. We... problems in the contextof a specific set of medical images: CT scans of abdominal ......

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 Welcome MIE Industrial Advisory Board May 5th, 2011 #12;Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 IAB 2010-2011 · David K. Anderson ­ Alden Research Laboratory, Inc went on for three weeks Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 6 #12;Reza Shahbazian Yassar Mechanical

Mountziaris, T. J.

377

Career Map: Mechanical Engineer  

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The Wind Program's Career Map provides job description information for Mechanical Engineer positions.

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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate  

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Mechanical Engineering Department Undergraduate Advising Manual for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics 2011-2012 - Updated April 15, 2012 #12;Johns Hopkins University ­ Department of Mechanical Engineering 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student Advising Manual Page 2

Ghosh, Somnath

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar James Bird Department of Mechanical Engineering Boston ­ are discussed. James Bird is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston completed post-doctoral research at MIT. His research interests include experimental fluid mechanics

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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate  

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Mechanical Engineering Department Undergraduate Advising Manual for Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics 2012-2013 - Updated July 14, 2013 #12;Johns Hopkins University ­ Department of Mechanical Engineering 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student Advising Manual Page 2

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Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group  

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Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group The Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Thermal Group at LASP has, and ground- based mechanical systems. Instrument Design Building on decades of design experience that has evolved with the complexity of instrument design demands, LASP mechanical engineers develop advanced

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of...  

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Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of the Electron-Transfer Reactions Involving Carbon Tetrachloride in Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Studies of the...

383

EXPRESSION, PURIFICATION, AND SMALL ANGLE X-RAY SCATTERING OF DNA REPLICATION AND REPAIR PROTEINS FROM THE HYPERTHERMOPHILE SULFOLOBUS SOLFATARICUS  

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Vital molecular processes such as DNA replication, transcription, translation, and maintenance occur through transient protein interactions. Elucidating the mechanisms by which these protein complexes and interactions function could lead to treatments for diseases related to DNA damage and cell division control. In the recent decades since its introduction as a third domain, Archaea have shown to be simpler models for complicated eukaryotic processes such as DNA replication, repair, transcription, and translation. Sulfolobus solfataricus is one such model organism. A hyperthermophile with an optimal growth temperature of 80°C, Sulfolobus protein-protein complexes and transient protein interactions should be more stable at moderate temperatures, providing a means to isolate and study their structure and function. Here we provide the initial steps towards characterizing three DNA-related Sulfolobus proteins with small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS): Sso0257, a cell division control and origin recognition complex homolog, Sso0768, the small subunit of the replication factor C, and Sso3167, a Mut-T like protein. SAXS analysis was performed at multiple concentrations for both short and long exposure times. The Sso0257 sample was determined to be either a mixture of monomeric and dimeric states or a population of dynamic monomers in various conformational states in solution, consistent with a fl exible winged helix domain. Sso0768 was found to be a complex mixture of multimeric states in solution. Finally, molecular envelope reconstruction from SAXS data for Sso3167 revealed a novel structural component which may function as a disordered to ordered region in the presence of its substrates and/or protein partners.

Patterson, S.M.; Hatherill, J.R.; Hammel, M.; Hura, G.L.; Tainer, J.A.; Yannone, S.M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Mechanizing Exploratory Game Design  

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opposed to engineering problems. Amplify creativity of humanengineering effort of others could simply be inherited. Chapter 5 Computational Creativity

Smith, Adam Marshall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Spreadsheet modelling for solving combinatorial problems: The vendor selection problem  

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Spreadsheets have grown up and became very powerful and easy to use tools in applying analytical techniques for solving business problems. Operations managers, production managers, planners and schedulers can work with them in developing solid and practical Do-It-Yourself Decision Support Systems. Small and Medium size organizations, can apply OR methodologies without the presence of specialized software and trained personnel, which in many cases cannot afford anyway. This paper examines an efficient approach in solving combinatorial programming problems with the use of spreadsheets. A practical application, which demonstrates the approach, concerns the development of a spreadsheet-based DSS for the Multi Item Procurement Problem with Fixed Vendor Cost. The DSS has been build using exclusively standard spreadsheet feature and can solve real problems of substantial size. The benefits and limitations of the approach are also discussed.

Ipsilandis, Pandelis G

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN FLUID MECHANICS & HEAT TRANSFER  

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FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN FLUID MECHANICS & HEAT TRANSFER AERSP-560 Department : Aerospace element techniques to especially fluid flow and heat transfer problems. A student who successfully method and write full sized application codes for analyzing fluid flow and heat transfer problems

Camci, Cengiz

387

Sandia National Laboratories: Mechanical Testing  

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EnergyNuclear Energy Systems Laboratory (NESL) Brayton LabMechanical Testing Mechanical Testing Mechanical Testing Overview Mechanical 1-2 (2008). Standard Test Methods for...

388

NSLS Mechanical Tech  

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Mechanical Tech Mechanical Tech The Mechanical Technician group is supervised by Robert Scheuerer and consists of Mechanical Technicians with fabrication/machining, assembly, installation, and alignment/surveying skills. This group also serves as an interface to Central Fabrication Services when more complex or larger fabrication efforts are needed. The Mechanical Tech group is responsible for fabricating, installing, aligning, and troubleshooting the mechanical hardware used on NSLS and SDL accelerators, front ends, and User beamlines, often starting solely from Mechanical Design group drawings or CAD files. The Mechanical Tech Group is responsible for the fabrication, assembly and installation of components at the NSLS. These components include all mechanical assemblies and RF cavities. Another part of their job is to

389

Strong CP problem and parity  

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We analyze the possibility of solving the strong CP problem by imposing parity symmetry. Some simple realizations of such a scheme are given and interesting phenomenological and cosmological consequences are discussed.

S. M. Barr; Darwin Chang; Goran Senjanovi?

1991-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

390

Complicated problems not yet soluble  

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... of truly complicated systems is another matter, but the past few years have seen their surreptitious accumulation. These are the problems with many degrees of freedom in which the multiplicity ...

John Maddox

1989-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

391

Mosquito Problems after a Storm  

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Areas flooded after a severe storm are prone to mosquito problems. Several mosquito species are a danger to humans because of the diseases they transmit. This publication explains the symptoms of dengue fever, West Nile virus and St. Louis...

Johnsen, Mark

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

392

SOME COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEMS IN MICROFLUIDICS.  

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SOME COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEMS IN MICROFLUIDICS. S. Tancogne, Ch.-H. Bruneau, Th. Colin Institut de is to present some results of flow simulations in microflu- idics. Microfluidics is characterized

Colin, Thierry

393

Why mechanics should be integral to secondary school mathematics  

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......must be obtained in a way from a given set of propositions--the axioms of mechanics...mechanics knowledge state of their intake, locating the problem in the way the reorganization...acquiescence of the examination boards. That domination has created a culture of learning in which......

Stuart Rowlands

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Algorithms for Selfish Agents Mechanism Design for Distributed Computation  

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Algorithms for Selfish Agents Mechanism Design for Distributed Computation Noam Nisan \\Lambda mechanism design in our distributed computation setting. We do not intend here to give a balanced Abstract This paper considers algorithmic problems in a distributed setting where the participants cannot

Chen, Yiling

395

The endoperoxide ascaridol shows strong differential cytotoxicity in nucleotide excision repair-deficient cells  

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Targeting synthetic lethality in DNA repair pathways has become a promising anti-cancer strategy. However little is known about such interactions with regard to the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway. Therefore, cell lines with a defect in the NER genes ERCC6 or XPC and their normal counterparts were screened with 53 chemically defined phytochemicals isolated from plants used in traditional Chinese medicine for differential cytotoxic effects. The screening revealed 12 drugs that killed NER-deficient cells more efficiently than proficient cells. Five drugs were further analyzed for IC{sub 50} values, effects on cell cycle distribution, and induction of DNA damage. Ascaridol was the most effective compound with a difference of > 1000-fold in resistance between normal and NER-deficient cells (IC{sub 50} values for cells with deficiency in ERCC6: 0.15 ?M, XPC: 0.18 ?M, and normal cells: > 180 ?M). NER-deficiency combined with ascaridol treatment led to G2/M-phase arrest, an increased percentage of subG1 cells, and a substantially higher DNA damage induction. These results were confirmed in a second set of NER-deficient and -proficient cell lines with isogenic background. Finally, ascaridol was characterized for its ability to generate oxidative DNA damage. The drug led to a dose-dependent increase in intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species at cytotoxic concentrations, but only NER-deficient cells showed a strongly induced amount of 8-oxodG sites. In summary, ascaridol is a cytotoxic and DNA-damaging compound which generates intracellular reactive oxidative intermediates and which selectively affects NER-deficient cells. This could provide a new therapeutic option to treat cancer cells with mutations in NER genes. -- Highlights: ? Thousand-fold higher Ascaridol activity in NER-deficient versus proficient cells. ? Impaired repair of Ascaridol-induced oxidative DNA damage in NER-deficient cells. ? Selective activity of Ascaridol opens new therapy options in NER-deficient tumors.

Abbasi, Rashda [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Efferth, Thomas [Institute of Pharmacy und Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Staudinger Weg 5, 55128 Mainz (Germany)] [Institute of Pharmacy und Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Staudinger Weg 5, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Kuhmann, Christine [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Opatz, Till [Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Duesbergweg 10-14, 55128 Mainz (Germany)] [Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Duesbergweg 10-14, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Hao, Xiaojiang [Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204 (China)] [Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204 (China); Popanda, Odilia, E-mail: o.popanda@dkfz.de [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Schmezer, Peter [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Division of Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of nondestructive inspection techniques for composite doubler repairs on commercial aircraft  

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Composite doublers, or repair patches, provide an innovative repair technique which can enhance the way aircraft are maintained. Instead of riveting multiple steel or aluminum plates to facilitate an aircraft repair, it is possible to bond a single boron-epoxy composite doubler to the damaged structure. In order for the use of composite doublers to achieve widespread use in the civil aviation industry, it is imperative that methods be developed which can quickly and reliably assess the integrity of the doubler. In this study, a specific composite application was chosen on an L-1011 aircraft in order to focus the tasks on application and operation issues. Primary among inspection requirements for these doublers is the identification of disbonds, between the composite laminate and aluminum parent material, and delaminations in the composite laminate. Surveillance of cracks or corrosion in the parent aluminum material beneath the doubler is also a concern. No single nondestructive inspection (NDI) method can inspect for every flaw type, therefore it is important to be aware of available NDI techniques and to properly address their capabilities and limitations. A series of NDI tests were conducted on laboratory test structures and on full-scale aircraft fuselage sections. Specific challenges, unique to bonded composite doubler applications, were highlighted. An array of conventional and advanced NDI techniques were evaluated. Flaw detection sensitivity studies were conducted on applicable eddy current, ultrasonic, X-ray and thermography based devices. The application of these NDI techniques to composite doublers and the results from test specimens, which were loaded to provide a changing flaw profile, are presented in this report. It was found that a team of these techniques can identify flaws in composite doubler installations well before they reach critical size.

Roach, D.; Walkington, P.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair as a Late Secondary Procedure After Previous Aortic Grafts  

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Thoracic and abdominal aortic endovascular procedures as alternatives to aortic reoperations were studied in three different cases. An anastomotic aneurysm after previous thoracic aortic graft for coarctation, a second-stage elephant trunk repair (descending thoracic aortic aneurysm), and a secondary aneurysm proximal to a previous abdominal aortic graft were successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafts. During the follow-up period no lethal events or major aortic or graft-related complications were observed, except a type II endoleak in the anastomotic aortic aneurysm case. An endovascular stent-graft can be safely deployed into a previously implanted vascular graft, avoiding repeat surgery.

Matsagas, Miltiadis I. [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Surgery - Vascular Surgery Unit (Greece)], E-mail: mimats@cc.uoi.gr; Anagnostopoulos, Constantine E. [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Greece); Papakostas, John C. [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Surgery - Vascular Surgery Unit (Greece); DeRose, Joseph J. [St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (United States); Siminelakis, Stavros [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Greece); Katsouras, Christos S. [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Cardiology (Greece); Toumpoulis, Ioannis K.; Drossos, George E. [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Greece); Michalis, Lampros K. [School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Department of Cardiology (Greece)

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite wrap approved for U.S. gas-pipeline repairs  

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The US agency that oversees pipeline safety has taken the unusual step of waiving certain natural-gas pipeline maintenance regulations and permitted a group of gas-pipeline operators to perform repairs with a patented composite wrap formerly used only on liquids lines. The waivers ar subject to conditions and to future performance evaluations. The wrap is made of polyester resin reinforced by glass filament. On installation, it is tightly wound and adhesively bonded to damaged pipe. The paper describes the 2 waivers, the development of this new technology, savings, and training required by the Dept. of Transportation.

True, W.R.

1995-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

399

Compliant mechanism learning toolkit  

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

Allard, Nicholas (Nicholas A.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jon Petersen1, Shea Dillon2 1B.S., Mechanical & Materials Engineering,2 B.S., Mechanical & Materials Engineering  

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Jon Petersen1, Shea Dillon2 1B.S., Mechanical & Materials Engineering,2 B.S., Mechanical & Materials Engineering PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY Figure 2: Live, unfiltered accelerometer/gyroscope data from and completed device, outside of enclosure, powered by 3.7V Li-ion battery. To compensate for the issues

Bertini, Robert L.

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Problem  

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for applying the film uses commercially available polymers, dissolving them in common solvents at a normal temperature and pressure, and then using a simple spin, dip, or spray...

402

Problem  

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energy solutions, Sandia and Princeton Power Systems have teamed up to develop the Demand Response Inverter (DRI). Innovative Edge The DRI is a power flow control system that...

403

Problem  

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is environmentally sealed with a polymer coating and is very small. The battery is a solid-state system employing a lithium phosphorus oxynitride (LiPON) electrolyte and is...

404

Problem  

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challenges for ensuring reliable power for consumers. Because the current electricity grid is aging, updating it is essential to improving the nation's energy security. Greater...

405

Problem  

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in small-scale studies, the improved water flux of these membranes is predicted to reduce excess energy costs by 88%, translating into an annual 1.45M savings for a modest 100 mL...

406

PROBLEMS  

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the torsional oscillations of a shaft with a ?ywheel, the ?ow of electric current in .... The units for voltage, resistance, current, charge, capacitance, inductance, and ...

407

Programmable Mechanical Metamaterials  

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We create mechanical metamaterials whose response to uniaxial compression can be programmed by lateral confinement, allowing monotonic, non-monotonic and hysteretic behavior. These functionalities arise from a broken rotational symmetry which causes highly nonlinear coupling of deformations along the two primary axes of these metamaterials. We introduce a soft mechanism model which captures the programmable mechanics, and outline a general design strategy for confined mechanical metamaterials. Finally, we show how inhomogeneous confinement can be explored to create multi stability and giant hysteresis.

Bastiaan Florijn; Corentin Coulais; Martin van Hecke

2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

408

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Mario A. Rotea Professor and Department Head #12;2Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Outline · Undergraduate Degree Programs · Graduate Degree Programs · The Faculty · The Research · Summary #12;3Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Programs ­ BSME & BSIE 0 20 40 60

Mountziaris, T. J.

409

Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Shuodao Wang Postdoctoral Fellow University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Mechanical Design and Fabrication Techniques for Bio-Electronic Systems 11:00 AM Friday that bridge this gap in mechanics and form will create new opportunities in bio-inspired and bio

Lin, Xi

410

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Abstract Solid materials used in energy conversion and storage that couples the mechanical and chemical (or electrochemical) fields in solids via the use of stress-chemo- mechanical theory, two examples of practical interest will be discussed, namely, solid oxide fuel cells

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Maureen Lynch Postdoctoral Fellow Cornell University Mechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor Formation via Effects on Bone Remodeling 11:00 AM Friday to mechanical stimuli in the skeleton, yet the role of biomechanical loading remains poorly characterized

Lin, Xi

412

Victor Yakhot Mechanical Engineering  

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to flows of strongly non-linear fluids relevant for mechanical engineering, polymers and bio-fluid dynamicsVictor Yakhot Mechanical Engineering UniversalReynoldsNumberofTransition,Renormalizationand Mechanical Engineering 11 AM Friday, October 31st Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments served at 10

Lin, Xi

413

Dirichlet problems for stationary von Neumann-Landau wave equations  

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It is known that von Neumann-Landau wave equation can present a mathematical formalism of motion of quantum mechanics, that is an extension of Schr\\"{o}dinger's wave equation. In this paper, we concern with the Dirichlet problem of the stationary von Neumann-Landau wave equation: {(- \\triangle_x + \\triangle_y) \\Phi (x, y) = 0, x, y \\in \\Omega, \\Phi|_{\\partial \\Omega \\times \\partial \\Omega} = f, where $\\Omega$ is a bounded domain in $\\mathbf{R}^n.$ By introducing anti-inner product spaces, we show the existence and uniqueness of the generalized solution for the above Dirichlet problem by functional-analytic methods.

Zeqian Chen

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

414

Mechanizing Exploratory Game Design  

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a small piece of advanced search algorithm design wisdom,search problems, the advanced search algorithms of theto use the advanced combinatorial search algorithms that

Smith, Adam Marshall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Paraffin problems in crude oil production and transportation: A review  

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Problems related to crystallization and deposition of paraffin waxes during production and transportation of crude oil cause losses of billions of dollars yearly to petroleum industry. The goal of this paper is to present the knowledge on such problems in a systematic and comprehensive form. The fundamental aspects of these problems are defined, and characterization of paraffins and their solubility tendencies have been discussed. It has been established conclusively that n-paraffins are predominantly responsible for this problem. Comprehensive discussion on the mechanism of crystallization of paraffins has been included. Compounds other than n-paraffins, especially asphaltenes and resins, have profound effects on solubility of n-paraffins. In evaluations of the wax potential of a crude, the climate of the area concerned should be considered. Under the most favorable conditions, n-paraffins form clearly defined orthorhombic crystals, but unfavorable conditions and the presence of impurities lead to hexagonal and/or amorphous crystallization.The gelation characteristics are also affected the same way. An attempt was made to classify the paraffin problems into those resulting from high pipeline pressure, high restarting pressure, and deposition on pipe surfaces. Fundamental aspects and mechanism of these dimensions are described. Wax deposition depends on flow rate, the temperature differential between crude and pipe surface, the cooling rate, and surface properties. Finally, methods available in the literature for predicting these problems and evaluating their mitigatory techniques are reviewed. The available methods present a very diversified picture; hence, using them to evaluate these problems becomes taxing. A top priority is standardizing these methods for the benefit of the industry. 56 refs.

Misra, S.; Baruah, S.; Singh, K. (Oil and Natural Gas Corp., Ltd., Jorhat (India))

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam turbine maintenance and repair technology: Reducing planned-outage costs  

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The North American Electric Reliability Council (NAERC) reported that the average loss of equivalent availability per outage for a major fossil turbine overhaul is 323,000 MW-HR. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Generation and Storage Division, is in the first phase of a major research project to reduce the duration and/or frequency of steam turbine maintenance outages. This project consists of an assessment of the current state-of-the-art turbine maintenance and repair techniques and technologies. It is based on a review of current turbine maintenance practices of the US, European, Japanese, and Australian utility industries. Emphasized are maintenance and repair activities that have the most significant impact on outage duration or frequency. Twenty-six key turbine maintenance activities and the current best techniques were identified for use by utility maintenance personnel. Overall outage durations could be reduced if the duration of these activities were shortened or if they were performed more effectively. Recommended projects for development of advanced steam turbine maintenance technology were identified. 29 refs., 46 figs., 9 tabs.

Grace, H.P.; McClintock, M. (General Physics Corp., Columbia, MD (USA)); Lamping, G. (Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (USA))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial variability-based corrosion risk assessment and strategy of repair and maintenance for RC structures  

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A corrosion risk assessment model (CRAM) of reinforced concrete structures subjected to marine environment is presented. The spatial variability of parameters, which are decisive for the durability performance, is modelled probabilistically in terms of sample statistics, which may be assessed by testing of existing structures. The result of the chloride profile test is suggested to update the input model parameters for future structural condition prediction. The requirements to the service life performance are formulated in terms of the probability that the structure will be in a certain condition class after a given service time. Further, it is demonstrated how optimal strategies for repair and maintenance of concrete structure subject to chloride ingress can be determined on the basis of corrosion risk classes. The present method to plan optimal repair strategy is illustrated by an assessment case. For structures with large concrete surface exposed to chloride-laden environment, both spatial and temporal characteristics of deterioration are suggested to consider in condition assessment based on field inspection.

Xiao-Zhou Wang; Wei-Liang Jin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Mechanical seal assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transferring it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Mechanical seal assembly  

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An improved mechanical seal assembly is provided for sealing rotating shafts with respect to their shaft housings, wherein the rotating shafts are subject to substantial axial vibrations. The mechanical seal assembly generally includes a rotating sealing ring fixed to the shaft, a non-rotating sealing ring adjacent to and in close contact with the rotating sealing ring for forming an annular seal about the shaft, and a mechanical diode element that applies a biasing force to the non-rotating sealing ring by means of hemispherical joint. The alignment of the mechanical diode with respect to the sealing rings is maintained by a series of linear bearings positioned axially along a desired length of the mechanical diode. Alternative embodiments include mechanical or hydraulic amplification components for amplifying axial displacement of the non-rotating sealing ring and transfering it to the mechanical diode.

Kotlyar, Oleg M. (Salt Lake City, UT)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Galois Groups of Schubert Problems  

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problem on G(1, n) asks for the lines that meet a fixed, but general col- lection of flags L1??1, . . . , Lm??m. This set of lines is described by the intersection of Schubert varieties ?(L1??1) ? ?(L2??2) ? · · · ? ?(Lm??m) . (2.7) Schubert [16] gave...- mension a in G(1, n). If a• := (a1, . . . , am) is a list of positive integers such that a1 + · · ·+ am = 2n?2 = dimG(1, n), then a• is a Schubert problem, so if we consider general linear subspaces L1, . . . , Lm of Pn where dimLi = n?1?ai for i = 1...

Martin Del Campo Sanchez, Abraham

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECT OF THE MODEL CORRELATING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO REPAIRING COST ON LIFE CYCLE ECONOMIC LOSS ESTIMATION OF BUILDING STRUCTURES IN HIGH SEISMIC ZONE  

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correlating the damage to repairing cost on the life cycle loss using a simple model. Buildings are modeledEFFECT OF THE MODEL CORRELATING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO REPAIRING COST ON LIFE CYCLE ECONOMIC LOSS ESTIMATION OF BUILDING STRUCTURES IN HIGH SEISMIC ZONE Noriyuki TAKAHASHI, Hitoshi SHIOHARA, and Shunsuke

Shiohara, Hitoshi

422

High Specificity of Quantitative Excision Repair Cross-Complementing 1 Messenger RNA Expression for Prediction of Minor Histopathological Response to Neoadjuvant Radiochemotherapy in Esophageal Cancer  

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...analysis of damage recognition process in nucleotide excision repair. J Biol Chem, 278: 7476-85, 2003. 10 Houtsmuller AB, Rademakers S, Nigg AL, et al Action of DNA repair endonuclease ERCC1/XPF in living cells. Science (Wash DC), 284: 958-61...

Ute Warnecke-Eberz; Ralf Metzger; Futoshi Miyazono; Stephan E. Baldus; Susanne Neiss; Jan Brabender; Hartmut Schaefer; Walter Doerfler; Elfriede Bollschweiler; Hans P. Dienes; Rolf P. Mueller; Peter V. Danenberg; Arnulf H. Hoelscher; Paul M. Schneider

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The RecQ4 Orthologue Hrq1 Is Critical for DNA Interstrand Cross-Link Repair and Genome Stability in Fission Yeast  

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...Cross-Link Repair and Genome Stability in Fission Yeast Lynda...substrates, including bubbles but not blunt duplexes...mediators of genome stability include the RecQ family...cross-link repair and genome stability in fission yeast...substrates, including bubbles but not blunt duplexes...

Lynda M. Groocock; John Prudden; J. Jefferson P. Perry; Michael N. Boddy

2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Part of the Climate Change Problem . . . and the Solution? Chinese-Made Wind Power Technology and Opportunities for Dissemination  

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to  supply  mainland. ”  Windpower  Monthly,  October  14  Horns  Reef  repairs. ”  Windpower  Monthly.   November, 

Lewis, Joanna I.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Dynamics-dependent symmetries in Newtonian mechanics  

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We exhibit two symmetries of one-dimensional Newtonian mechanics whereby a solution is built from the history of another solution via a generally nonlinear and complex potential-dependent transformation of the time. One symmetry intertwines the square roots of the kinetic and potential energies and connects solutions of the same dynamical problem (the potential is an invariant function). The other symmetry connects solutions of different dynamical problems (the potential is a scalar function). The existence of corresponding conserved quantities is examined using Noethers theorem and it is shown that the invariant-potential symmetry is correlated with energy conservation. In the Hamilton-Jacobi picture the invariant-potential transformation provides an example of a field-dependent symmetry in point mechanics. It is shown that this transformation is not a symmetry of the Schroedinger equation.

Peter Holland

2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

426

Photoaffinity Labeling of Mouse Fibroblast Enzymes by a Base Excision Repair Intermediate: New Evidence on the Role of PARP-1 in DNA Repair  

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To examine mammalian base excision repair (BER) enzymes interacting with DNA intermediates formed during BER, we used a novel photoaffinity labeling probe and mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) crude extract. The probe was formed in situ, using an end-labeled oligonucleotide containing a synthetic abasic site; this site was incised by AP endonuclease creating a nick with 3' hydroxyl and 5' reduced sugar phosphate groups at the margins, and then a dNMP carrying a photoreactive adduct was introduced at the 3' hydroxyl group. With near UV-light exposure (312nm) of the extract-probe mixture, only six proteins were strongly labeled, including poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP-1) and the well-known BER participants flap endonuclease (FEN-1), DNA polymerase b (b-pol), and AP endonuclease (APE). The amount of probe crosslinked to PARP-1 was greater than that crosslinked to the other proteins. The specificity of PARP-1 labeling was examined by competition experiments involving various oligonucleotide competitors; competition of labeling by the probe was much greater for the BER intermediates tested than for normal double-stranded DNA. The specificity of PARP-1 labeling also was examined using DNA probes with alternate structures; PARP-1 labeling was stronger with a DNA oligomer representing a BER intermediate than with a molecule representing a nick in double-stranded DNA. These results identifying interaction of PARP-1 with a BER intermediate are discussed in light of PARP-1's role in mammalian BER.

Lavrik, Olga I.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Prasad, Rajendra (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Sobol, Robert W.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Horton, Julie K.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Ackerman, Eric J.(BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)) [BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB); Wilson, Samuel H.(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

2001-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

427

ENGINEERING AND ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS OF COMPLEMENTARITY PROBLEMS  

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ENGINEERING AND ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS OF COMPLEMENTARITY PROBLEMS M. C. FERRIS AND J. S. PANG SIAM problems, variational inequalities, frictional contact, structural engineering, economic equilibria, the subject of complementarity problems, with its diverse applications in engineering, economics, and sciences

Ferris, Michael C.

428

Global problems and global science  

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...the facts, and the remaining uncertainties, about...problem of greenhouse gas emissions; it is...reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially...solar panels and wind turbines to developing countries...35 7.5 1 natural gas 21 39 18 38 coal...with the average life expectancy for a...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Substation automation problems and possibilities  

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The evolutionary growth in the use and application of microprocessors in substations has brought the industry to the point of considering integrated substation protection, control, and monitoring systems. An integrated system holds the promise of greatly reducing the design, documentation, and implementation cost for the substation control, protection, and monitoring systems. This article examines the technical development path and the present implementation problems.

Smith, H.L.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Inverse Problems and Industrial Mathematics  

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line coke ore charging of ore and coke layers indirect reduction of ore by CO and H2 Inverse Problems in process parameters - charging strategy (distribution of coke-ore layers) - different raw materials Inverse and uniform quality of produced liquid iron - the decrease of coke consumption - a uniform gas mass flow

Fulmek, Markus

431

Asteroid Rangers Problem ID: asteroids  

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optimal relay system will be unique. Input Each test case starts with a line containing an integer n (2 n else, potentially relayed by one or more bases. The cost of any link is directly proportional to the distance between the two bases it connects, so this doesn't seem that hard of a problem. There is one small

California at Berkeley, University of

432

AODV-based technique for quick and secure local recovery from link failures in MANETs  

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Wireless links in MANET may be broken frequently due to nodal mobility and power failures. Such problems make routing protocols, like AODV, inefficient and unreliable. Presently, these problems are solved using local repairing mechanisms at an intermediate ...

Sajal Sarkar; Raja Datta

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

The Retail Planning Problem under Demand Uncertainty.  

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and Rajaram K. , (2000), “Accurate Retail Testing of FashionThe Retail Planning Problem Under Demand Uncertainty GeorgeAbstract We consider the Retail Planning Problem in which

Georgiadis, G.; Rajaram, K.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

INVERSE SCATTERING PROBLEMS WITH MULTI-FREQUENCIES ...  

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variational problem is studied for the direct scattering; an energy estimate is given ..... It follows from Green's formula and the adjoint problem (2.23) that we have.

2015-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

435

Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems.  

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??A neutronic evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems was performed. The benchmark problems describe typical PWR uranium and plutonium (mixed oxide) fueled lattices. WIMSd4m, a… (more)

Cowan, James Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

On Equilibrium Problems Involving Strongly Pseudomonotone ...  

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ria, in the sense that it includes these problems as particular cases (see for ..... We test the proposed algorithm for this problem with corresponds to the first.

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

437

Is Quantum Mechanics the Whole Truth?  

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Quantum mechanics has been enormously successful in describing nature at the atomic level and most physicists believe it is, in principle, the 'whole truth' about the world even at the everyday level. However, such a view, at first glance, leads to a severe problem. In certain circumstances, the most natural interpretation of the theory implies that no definite outcome of an experiment occurs until the act of observation. For many decades this problem was regarded as merely philosophical-it was thought it had no consequences that could be tested in experiment. However, in the last dozen years or so, the situation has changed dramatically in this respect. The problem, some popular resolutions of it, the current experimental situation and prospects for the future are discussed.

Leggett, Anthony J. [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

438

Applied quantum mechanics 1 Applied Quantum Mechanics  

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t an t n e int­ n = . If an t can be expressed as a power series in the perturbing potential then W^ x) A particle of mass m0 is initially in the ground state of a one dimensional har- monic oscillator. At time limit, t . Problem 8.2 An electron is in the ground state of a one-dimensional rectangular potential

Levi, Anthony F. J.

439

Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals  

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and Its Impact on Mechanical Properties. MacromoleculesO. L. ; Minor, A. M. , Mechanical annealing and source-Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystal Supercrystals Enrico

Tam, Enrico

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Mechanics of Funding matrix  

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FUNDING MECHANISMS FUNDING MECHANISMS Funding Mechanism Advantages Disadvantages Comments 1. From Doe to regional organizations * * Facilitates a broad, regional approach to planning and implementation that enhances consistency and uniformity * * Especially beneficial for new programs where early planning is needed * * Simplifies communication for DOE to have only one point of contact for information and discussion * * Cooperative agreement mechanism has proven relatively simple to administer * * Approach would require modification for Tribes * * Would also require that funding be provided to individual States to enable them to participate in the process, since planning authority and responsibility rests with the individual State * * Differs from OCRWM approach to 180(c) funding * * Introduces another layer of

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Technology Partnering Mechanisms  

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expand a business with INL technologies, or require business support our Technology Transfer team is available to discuss the following contractual mechanisms: Cooperative...

442

The mechanism of human tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1 in the cleavage of AP site and its synthetic analogs  

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Abstract The mechanism of hydrolysis of the apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) site and its synthetic analogs by using tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1 (Tdp1) was analyzed. Tdp1 catalyzes the cleavage of AP site and the synthetic analog of the AP site, 3-hydroxy-2(hydroxymethyl)-tetrahydrofuran (THF), in DNA by hydrolysis of the phosphodiester bond between the substituent and 5? adjacent phosphate. The product of Tdp1 cleavage in the case of the AP site is unstable and is hydrolyzed with the formation of 3?- and 5?-margin phosphates. The following repair demands the ordered action of polynucleotide kinase phosphorylase, with XRCC1, DNA polymerase ?, and DNA ligase. In the case of THF, Tdp1 generates break with the 5?-THF and the 3?-phosphate termini. Tdp1 is also able to effectively cleave non-nucleotide insertions in DNA, decanediol and diethyleneglycol moieties by the same mechanism as in the case of THF cleavage. The efficiency of Tdp1 catalyzed hydrolysis of AP-site analog correlates with the DNA helix distortion induced by the substituent. The following repair of 5?-THF and other AP-site analogs can be processed by the long-patch base excision repair pathway.

Natalia A. Lebedeva; Nadejda I. Rechkunova; Alexander A. Ishchenko; Murat Saparbaev; Olga I. Lavrik

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Global-to-Local Rule Generation for Self-Assembly and Self-Repair by Robot Swarms  

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Global-to-Local Rule Generation for Self-Assembly and Self-Repair by Robot Swarms Daniel Arbuckle a reactive self-assembly technique intended for use in swarms of simple robots, the other a distributed in the possibility that swarms of general-purpose self-assembling robots might be used to replace many such objects

Southern California, University of

444

Activation of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA Pathway and Recombination Repair in the Cellular Response to Solar Ultraviolet Light  

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...in the Cellular Response to Solar Ultraviolet Light Jessica Dunn...School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Recombination repair plays...primary skin cells exposed to solar-simulated light. UV-induced...integrity of their genome, solar UV light plays a pivotal role...

Jessica Dunn; Marisa Potter; Adam Rees; and Thomas M. Rünger

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Arellano, Tatum, Stark, Horvath, Leshchinsky 1 Interim Design Guideline for EPS-Block Geofoam in Slope Stabilization and Repair  

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Arellano, Tatum, Stark, Horvath, Leshchinsky 1 Interim Design Guideline for EPS-Block Geofoam of expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam3 for slope stabilization and repair based on the National for the use of EPS-block geofoam6 for the function of lightweight fill in slope stability applications

446

Agrobacterium May Delay Plant Nonhomologous End-Joining DNA Repair via XRCC4 to Favor T-DNA Integration  

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...benthamiana. Supplemental Figure 3. Estimation of At-XRCC4 Transcript Level...plants are sensitive to ionizing radiation and defective in T-DNA integration...rates in higher plants by low-dose irradiation: Are DNA repair...tumefaciens transformation of the radiation hypersensitive Arabidopsis...

Zarir E. Vaghchhipawala; Balaji Vasudevan; Seonghee Lee; Mustafa R. Morsy; Kirankumar S. Mysore

2012-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

447

Genes Involved in DNA Repair and Nitrosamine Metabolism and Those Located on Chromosome 14q32 Are  

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that nitrosa- mine activation and DNA repair are important in NPC. The consistent down-regulation of expression Ahlquist,4,6 and Allan Hildesheim2 1 Biometric Research Branch, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis and 2 Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Newton, Michael

448

Differential Role of Transcription-Coupled Repair in UVB–Induced Response of Human Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes  

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...factor IIH components xeroderma pigmentosum B and p62. J Biol Chem 1998;273:27794-9. 11 van Gool AJ, Citterio E, Rademakers S, et al. The Cockayne syndrome B protein, involved in transcription-coupled DNA repair, resides in an RNA polymerase...

Mariarosaria D'Errico; Massimo Teson; Angelo Calcagnile; Tiziana Nardo; Naomi De Luca; Chiara Lazzari; Silvia Soddu; Giovanna Zambruno; Miria Stefanini; Eugenia Dogliotti

2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - CX-IndianCabinRoadRepair_PPA1908_WEB.doc  

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

United States Government Department of Energy United States Government Department of Energy Bonneville Power Administration DATE: June 22, 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Elizabeth Johnson Natural Resource Specialist - TFBV-THE DALLES Proposed Action: Indian Cabin Road Repair PP&A Project No.: 1908 Categorical Exclusions Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3, Routine maintenance activities...for structures, rights of way, infrastructures such as roads, equipment... routine maintenance activities, corrective....are required to maintain...infrastructures...in a condition suitable for a facility to be used for its designated purpose. Location: The project is located in Skamania County, Washington, T3N, R8E, Sections 27

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Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering ME 303 Fluid Mechanics  

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Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering ME 303 ­ Fluid Mechanics Fall 2011 Class: EK301 Engineering Mechanics Course Textbook: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th ed., Munson B. Reference Texts: Fluid Mechanics, Landau and Lifshitz, Vol. 6 Fluid Mechanics, Y. Cengel and J. Cimbala

451

NASA PLAGUED WITH SPACE PROBLEMS  

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NASA PLAGUED WITH SPACE PROBLEMS ... Staged against a ghetto backdrop, Washington Post cartoonist Herblock's question of Vice President Agnew, "You don't feel, then, that when you've seen one planet you've seen them all?" typifies the verbal missiles launched at NASA these days. ... And as if this weren't enough as the agency faces Congress over its next budget, NASA once again finds itself embroiled in questions of science vs. engineering and manned vs. unmanned missions. ...

1969-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

452

BPA LINKED TO HEALTH PROBLEMS  

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BPA LINKED TO HEALTH PROBLEMS ... A STUDY PUBLISHED last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that people with high concentrations of bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies are more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, and liver damage ( J. Am. ... The American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents major U.S. chemical manufacturers, has steadfastly defended the safety of BPA and says the new JAMA study has substantial limitations and is far from conclusive. ...

GLENN HESS

2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

453

Diagnostics for multiple regression problems  

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In the last 10 to 15 years there has been much work done in trying to improve linear regression results. Individuals have analyzed the susceptibility of least-squares results to values far removed from the center of the independent variable observations. They have studied the problem of heavy-tailed residuals, and they have studied the problem of collinearity. From these studies have come ridge regression techniques, robust regression techniques, regression on principal components, etc. However, many practitioners view these methods with suspicion (and ignorance), and prefer to continue using the usual least-squares procedures to fit their models, even though their results might not be answering the question they think. In reaction to this, statisticians are spending more time analyzing how the individual observations affect the least squares results. In the last few years approximately 10 papers and one text have appeared that address the problem of how to study the influence of the individual observations. This report is a study of the recent work done in linear regression diagnostics. It is concerned with analyzing the effect of one case at a time, since the methods to analyze this situation are relatively straight-forward and are not prohibitive computationally.

Daly, J.C.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Distinct kinetics of human DNA ligases I, IIIalpha, IIIbeta, and IV reveal direct DNA sensing ability and differential physiological functions in DNA repair  

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The three human LIG genes encode polypeptides that catalyze phosphodiester bond formation during DNA replication, recombination and repair. While numerous studies have identified protein partners of the human DNA ligases (hLigs), there has been little characterization of the catalytic properties of these enzymes. In this study, we developed and optimized a fluorescence-based DNA ligation assay to characterize the activities of purified hLigs. Although hLigI joins DNA nicks, it has no detectable activity on linear duplex DNA substrates with short, cohesive single-strand ends. By contrast, hLigIII{beta} and the hLigIII{alpha}/XRCC1 and hLigIV/XRCC4 complexes are active on both nicked and linear duplex DNA substrates. Surprisingly, hLigIV/XRCC4, which is a key component of the major non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway, is significantly less active than hLigIII on a linear duplex DNA substrate. Notably, hLigIV/XRCC4 molecules only catalyze a single ligation event in the absence or presence of ATP. The failure to catalyze subsequent ligation events reflects a defect in the enzyme-adenylation step of the next ligation reaction and suggests that, unless there is an in vivo mechanism to reactivate DNA ligase IV/XRCC4 following phosphodiester bond formation, the cellular NHEJ capacity will be determined by the number of adenylated DNA ligaseIV/XRCC4 molecules.

Chen, Xi; Ballin, Jeff D.; Della-Maria, Julie; Tsai, Miaw-Sheue; White, Elizabeth J.; Tomkinson, Alan E.; Wilson, Gerald M.

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

455

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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, and nuclear energy. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fluids EngineeringMechanical & Aerospace Engineering Interfacial flows are multi-material flows comprised of two of the interface between the fluids and the interface physics (like surface tension) needs to be predicted as part

456

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study Correspondence The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs in the fields of thermal science and engineering mechanics. Current areas of research activity include Biomedical Engineering, Biomimetics, Composite Materials, Computational Mechanics

Thomas, Andrew

457

Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE)  

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Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE) Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering #12;Graduates able to work in both mechanical of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) n Develop essential engineering skills through extensive project work n Enhance

Burton, Geoffrey R.

458

Mechanical code comparator  

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A new class of mechanical code comparators is described which have broad potential for application in safety, surety, and security applications. These devices can be implemented as micro-scale electromechanical systems that isolate a secure or otherwise controlled device until an access code is entered. This access code is converted into a series of mechanical inputs to the mechanical code comparator, which compares the access code to a pre-input combination, entered previously into the mechanical code comparator by an operator at the system security control point. These devices provide extremely high levels of robust security. Being totally mechanical in operation, an access control system properly based on such devices cannot be circumvented by software attack alone.

Peter, Frank J. (Albuquerque, NM); Dalton, Larry J. (Bernalillo, NM); Plummer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

The Mechanism of Low Dose Radiation Risk Associated with Diagnostic X-rays,  

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Mechanism of Low Dose Radiation Risk Associated with Diagnostic X-rays, Mechanism of Low Dose Radiation Risk Associated with Diagnostic X-rays, PET, and Gamma-rays Douglas Boreham McMaster University Abstract The goal of this project was to investigate low dose ionizing radiation effects associated with exposure to diagnostic computed tomography (CT) or positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Biological effects were evaluated in wild type and Trp53+/- heterozygous females, following in vivo exposure to diagnostic CT (75kVp, 200µ) or PET (18F-FDG) scans. The short term biological effects following CT or PET scans were evaluated in order to understand biological modification of mechanisms, such as DNA repair processes and apoptosis, that might alter long term cancer risk. Corresponding life-time cancer risk studies are in progress. Short-term

460

Design of Price Mechanisms for Network Resource Allocation via Price of Anarchy  

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Design of Price Mechanisms for Network Resource Allocation via Price of Anarchy Ying-Ju Chen Jiawei Zhang March 20, 2010 Abstract We study the design of price mechanisms for communication network problems on each link depends on the total traffic flows over it. The price mechanisms are characterized by a set

Chen, Ying-Ju

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Thermo-mechanical modeling of plasterboard lined partition submitted to fire load.  

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Thermo-mechanical modeling of plasterboard lined partition submitted to fire load. Authors: S.heck@cstb.fr Abstract: An important problem is the development of a thermo-mechanical model of plasterboard lined and the experimental validation of a deterministic and a probabilistic thermo-mechanical model of cardboard

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

462

THE DEPARTMENT OF Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's graduate programs educate students uti-  

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of solving problems in the various fields of fluids engineering. Considerable emphasis is given to the use of experimen- tal data. Most fluid mechanics courses are offered by the Mechanical Engineer- ing program departments and by other departments in the College of Engineering. Current fluid mechanics research proj

Kusiak, Andrew

463

Rotary mechanical latch  

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A rotary mechanical latch for positive latching and unlatching of a rotary device with a latchable rotating assembly having a latching gear that can be driven to latched and unlatched states by a drive mechanism such as an electric motor. A cam arm affixed to the latching gear interfaces with leading and trailing latch cams affixed to a flange within the drive mechanism. The interaction of the cam arm with leading and trailing latch cams prevents rotation of the rotating assembly by external forces such as those due to vibration or tampering.

Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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In-situ repairs of pipelines using metal arc welding under oil (MAW-UO) aided by eddy current crack detection  

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Metal arc welding under oil (MAW-UO) is a new process developed to make in-situ internal repairs of in-service oil industry pipelines tanks and vessels without the need to evacuate the service from the containing fluid. High nickel alloy welding wires were used to produce a tough relatively soft austenitic weld metal; with reduced weld metal hardness porosity residual strain and cracking susceptibility. Eddy current sensors were able to detect cracks under oil which then can be repaired in-situ using MAW-UO. The in-situ under oil crack detection and arc weld repair process will be described.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave mechanics of a two-wire atomic beam splitter  

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We consider the problem of an atomic beam propagating quantum mechanically through an atom beam splitter. Casting the problem in an adiabatic representation (in the spirit of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in molecular physics) sheds light on explicit effects due to nonadiabatic passage of the atoms through the splitter region. We are thus able to probe the fully three-dimensional structure of the beam splitter, gathering quantitative information about mode mixing, splitting ratios, and reflection and transmission probabilities.

Bortolotti, Daniele C.E.; Bohn, John L. [JILA and Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440 (United States)

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism  

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Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Counter Current Multiplier Mechanism Name: Stephen Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Can you please explain to me the counter-current multiplier mechanism. I understand that cholride and sodium ions are filtered out of the ascending loop of Henle into the interstial fluid, however, I'm not sure exactly what happens from there and how this effects osmotic pressure gradients in the nephron. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Replies: This mechanism is very complex when it comes to writing a response. You have to have a strong background in osmotic pressure understanding and the anatomy of the kidney. It involves the cortex, outer and inner medula in relationship to the vasa recta, interstitial fluids at two points, the loop of Henle and the collecting duct. The size of the tubes and the position in relations to the cortex and medulla is an essential part. I can suggest some references.

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Contaminant-Generation Mechanisms  

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In the last chapter, the areas where contaminants are generated were discussed. Knowing the location of contaminant generation is helpful in controlling that contamination, but understanding the mechanisms is ...

Alvin Lieberman

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering This presentation will address the development and transition of advanced structural health management (SHM) technologies from the perspective of understanding and the importance of understanding this role to increase the likelihood for transition of new technologies

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Mechanical engineering Department Seminar  

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people trained from both perspectives can result in innovative solutions. At Fraunhofer CMI ­ coMechanical engineering Department Seminar Alexis Sauer-Budge Senior Research Scientist, Fraunhofer CMI Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, BME, Boston University Innovations at the intersection

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Syngas Oxidation Mechanism  

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A comprehensive analysis of synthesis gas (syngas) oxidation kinetics in wide ranges of temperature ... on the basis of the reaction mechanism of syngas ignition and combustion in air. A vast set of experimental ...

A. M. Starik; N. S. Titova; A. S. Sharipov…

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Compression Heat Pumps  

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MECHANICAL COMPRESSION HEAT PUMPS Thomas-L. Apaloo and K. Kawamura Mycom Corporation, Los Angeles, California J. Matsuda, Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Tokyo, Japan ABSTRACT Mechanical compression heat pumping is not new in industrial applications.... In fact, industry history suggests that the theoretical concept was developed before 1825. Heat pump manufacturers gained the support of consultants and end-users when the energy crisis hit this country in 1973. That interest, today, has been...

Apaloo, T. L.; Kawamura, K.; Matsuda, J.

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Mechanical Engineering Is Mechanical Engineering right for me?  

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Mechanical Engineering Is Mechanical Engineering right for me? If you are interested in the wide range of principles related to mechanical systems then Mechanical Engineering is well suited to you. A Mechanical Engineering degree programme will focus on aspects such as analysis, design, manufacture

Harman, Neal.A.

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Symmetric Periodic Orbits in Three Sub-Problems of the N-body Problem  

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We study three sub-problems of the N-body problem that have two degrees of freedom, namely the n-pyramidal problem, the planar double-polygon problem, and the spatial double-polygon problem. We prove the existence of several families of symmetric periodic orbits, including ``Schubart-like" orbits and brake orbits, by using topological shooting arguments.

Nai-Chia Chen

2013-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of Nonlinear Problems, I  

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. . . ~0s ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY of the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ' . c' . .: . Report written: May 1955 Report distributed: LA-1940 h .1 STUDIES OF NONLINEAR PROBLEMS. I . - 4 . . . ._~ Work done by: E. Fermi J. Pasta S. Ulam M. Tsingou PHYSICS Report written by: E. Fermi J. Pasta S. Ulam DISCLAIMER Portions of this document may be illegible in electronic image products. Images are produced from the best available document. original . - . * * , . ' ABSTRACT " .*. . A one-dimensional dynamical system of 64 particles with forces be- . . . tween neighbors containing nonlinear terms has been studied on the Los Alamos computer MANIAC I. The nonlinear terms considered are quadratic, cubic, and broken linear types. The results are analyzed into Fourier

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Quantum geometrodynamics creates new problems  

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The development of last years in quantum geometrodynamics highlights new problems which were not obvious in its first formulation proposed by Wheeler and DeWitt. At the first stage the main task was to apply known quantization schemes to gravitational field or a certain cosmological model. This way has led to the realization of the fact that a quantum description of the Universe is impossible without implicit or explicit indication to a reference frame presented by some medium, filling the whole Universe, with its own equation of state and thermodynamical properties. Thus the questions arise, should one seek for a "privileged" reference frame or consider all the variety of gauge conditions and appropriate solutions for the wave function? It is worth noting that thermodynamical properties of such a quantum Universe would also depend on a chosen reference frame to some extent. So, we need a self-consistent quantum theoretical and thermodynamical description of the Universe.

T. P. Shestakova

2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The 3He Supply Problem  

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One of the main uses for 3He is in gas proportional counters for neutron detection. Radiation portal monitors deployed for homeland security and non-proliferation use such detectors. Other uses of 3He are for research detectors, commercial instruments, well logging detectors, dilution refrigerators, for targets or cooling in nuclear research, and for basic research in condensed matter physics. The US supply of 3He comes almost entirely from the decay of tritium used in nuclear weapons by the US and Russia. A few other countries contribute a small amount to the world’s 3He supply. Due to the large increase in use of 3He for homeland security, the supply has dwindled, and can no longer meet the demand. This white paper reviews the problems of supply, utilization, and alternatives.

Kouzes, Richard T.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - achilles tendon repair Sample Search Results  

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Medicine ; Engineering 32 INTRODUCTION The demand for both metabolic and mechanical energy is greater Summary: from previously stored Achilles' tendon elastic energy and an...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acid battery repair Sample Search Results  

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you safe while ... Source: Culpepper, Martin L. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Collection: Engineering 8 SOLAR CENTER...

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The pneumoimpulsive system for deposit repair on inner surfaces of pneumatic-transport pipelines  

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Results of tests of the technology for preventing deposit formation through periodic pneumoimpulsive actions, which was developed at the Institute of Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Division, Russi...

V. I. Zvegintsev; V. F. Chirkashenko; S. I. Shpac…

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A trade-off between oxidative stress resistance and DNA repair plays a role in the evolution of elevated mutation rates in bacteria  

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...mutators alleles. For example, recent study suggests that defective DNA oxidative repair (GO), or MMR systems in bacteria make...I , M Sjolund, E Torell, M Johannesson, L Engstrand, O Cars, and DI Andersson. 2003 Bacteria with increased mutation...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionizing Radiation Damage to the Folded Chromosome of Escherichia coli K-12: Repair of Double-Strand Breaks in Deoxyribonucleic Acid  

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...cell survival Dose (krad) % Recovery...it is in the range of sedimentation...that direct, radiation-induced cross-linking...during repair of ionizing radiation damage (3...is within the range ofsedimentation...biologically significant dose range. Unfortu...

Kevin M. Ulmer; Reinaldo F. Gomez; Anthony J. Sinskey

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the Combination of Microfracture and Self-Assembling Peptide Filling on the Repair of a Clinically Relevant Trochlear Defect in an Equine Model  

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Background: The goal of this study was to test the ability of an injectable self-assembling peptide (KLD) hydrogel, with or without microfracture, to augment articular cartilage defect repair in an equine cartilage defect ...

Barrett, M. F.

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Composite repair of pipelines, considering the effect of live pressure-analytical and numerical models with respect to ISO/TS 24817 and ASME PCC-2  

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Abstract Wrapping composite material around the defected pipe is a recent method in pipeline rehabilitation. ISO-24817 and ASME PCC-2 are the only available design codes for the design of this repair system. For the case when the corroded pipe contributes to the load carrying capacity, the two codes suggest calculating the repair thickness for a special design pressure based on the pipe diameter, remaining wall thickness, pipe and composite material properties, composite allowable strain, and the live pressure, which is the internal pressure in the pipe at the time of repair application. In this study, a range of design scenarios are modelled using analytical equations and finite element method in order to assess the validity of including live pressure in the design. Results indicate that the repair thickness is independent of the live pressure and hence an appropriate modification is proposed to the existing design equation.

Nariman Saeed; Hamid Ronagh; Amandeep Virk

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective hardware for connection and repair of polyethylene pipelines using ultrasonic modification and heat shrinkage. Part 1. Aspects of connection and restoration of polymeric pipelines for gas transport  

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Aspects of the connection and restoration of polymeric pipelines for gas transport with the use of ... obtained, which can be used for the repair and restoration of polymeric pipelines, and to reduce the level of...

A. E. Kolosov; O. S. Sakharov; V. I. Sivetskii…

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arthroscopic pullout repair of posterior root tear of the medial meniscus: the anterior approach using medial collateral ligament pie-crusting release  

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Posterior root tears of the medial meniscus are frequently encountered and should be repaired if possible to prevent osteoarthritis of the medial compartment. Various surgical techniques have been proposed to rep...

Young-Sik Park; Hong-Kyo Moon; Yong-Gon Koh…

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approximation algorithms for the Transportation Problem with ...  

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Sep 25, 2014 ... In the classical transportation problem [15, 2], we are given a set F of m ... covering problem [11] is a special case of the uncapacitated variant ...

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Problems in the Third World  

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The energy problems of the last decades of the 20th century will probably pass into history as the transitory problems of societies which coupled their growth and development to the consumption of irreplaceabl...

José Goldemberg

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem with Fuel Constraints  

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In this paper, a Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem with Fuel Constraints (MVRPFC) is considered. This problem consists of a field of targets to be visited, and a collection of vehicles with fuel tanks that may visit the targets. Consideration...

Levy, David

2013-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The Rectilinear Steiner Tree Problem: A Tutorial  

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We give a tutorial on the rectilinear Steiner tree problem in the plane. First, fundamental structural results are given with full proofs. Then, recent exact algorithms allowing the solution of problem instanc...

Martin Zachariasen

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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KUB5/HERA: a dual acting protein that suppresses genomic instability and promotes DNA repair after low dose IR exposure  

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KUB5/HERA: a dual acting protein that suppresses genomic instability and KUB5/HERA: a dual acting protein that suppresses genomic instability and promotes DNA repair after low dose IR exposure Julio C. Morales 1 , Amy Rommel 1 , Konstantin Leskov 2 , Walter M. Hittelman 3 , David A. Boothman 1# 1 Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA. 2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA. 3 Department of Experimental Therapeutics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. # To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: David.Boothman@utsouthwestern.edu Eukaryotic cells can respond to DNA double strand breaks created by low doses of IR by activating homologous recombination (HR) or non-homologous end- joining (NHEJ) pathways to repair DNA. A yeast two-hybrid screen using Ku70 as

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[Ionizing radiation-induced DNA damage and its repair in human cells]. Progress report, [April 1, 1993--February 28, 1994  

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The excision of radiation-induced lesions in DNA by a DNA repair enzyme complex, namely the UvrABC nuclease complex, has been investigated. Irradiated DNA was treated with the enzyme complex. DNA fractions were analyzed by gas chromatography/isotope-dilution mass spectrometry. The results showed that a number pyrimidine- and purine-derived lesions in DNA were excised by the UvrABC nuclease complex and that the enzyme complex does not act on radiation-induced DNA lesions as a glycosylase. This means that it does not excise individual base products, but it excises oligomers containing these lesions. A number of pyrimidine-derived lesions that were no substrates for other DNA repair enzymes investigated in our laboratory were substrates for the UvrABC nuclease complex.

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1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Systems Signal Processing  

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a data overload and usually a big amount of these data are wasted. The problem is to compress and Electricity Department, Universite´ Catholique de Louvain, Place du Levant, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium c monitoring 1. Introduction Nowadays, laboratory instruments produce great quantities of data. This creates

Verleysen, Michel

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Benchmark problems for repository siting models  

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This report describes benchmark problems to test computer codes used in siting nuclear waste repositories. Analytical solutions, field problems, and hypothetical problems are included. Problems are included for the following types of codes: ground-water flow in saturated porous media, heat transport in saturated media, ground-water flow in saturated fractured media, heat and solute transport in saturated porous media, solute transport in saturated porous media, solute transport in saturated fractured media, and solute transport in unsaturated porous media.

Ross, B.; Mercer, J.W.; Thomas, S.D.; Lester, B.H.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Swarm Intelligence and Problem Solving in Telecommunications  

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Swarm Intelligence and Problem Solving in Telecommunications Abstract This paper describes how biologically­inspired agents can be used to solve control problems in Telecommunications. These agents the application of ant­like agents to the problem of routing in telecommunication networks. Introduction

White, Tony

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Strong CP-Problem in Superstring Theory  

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......1992 research-article Articles Strong CP-Problem in Superstring Theory Daijiro...Bern We apply the solution for the strong CP-problem in the 4-dimensional superstring...Vol. 88, No.4, October 1992 Strong CP-Problem in Superstring Theory*) Daijiro......

Daijiro Suematsu

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Complexity of the Pancake Problem  

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We study the computational complexity of finding a line that bisects simultaneously two sets in the two-dimensional plane, called the pancake problem, using the oracle Turing machine model of Ko. We also study the basic problem of bisecting a set at ... Keywords: #P, Computational complexity, complexity theory of real functions, the pancake problem

Fuxiang Yu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NPcomplete Problems and Physical Reality Scott Aaronson #  

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be solved e#ciently in the physical universe? I survey proposals including soap bubbles, protein folding­complete problems e#ciently, I argue that by studying them, we can learn something not only about computationNP­complete Problems and Physical Reality Scott Aaronson # Abstract Can NP­complete problems

Aaronson, Scott

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Homologous recombination and non-homologous end-joining repair pathways in bovine embryos with different developmental competence  

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This study investigated the expression of genes controlling homologous recombination (HR), and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) DNA-repair pathways in bovine embryos of different developmental potential. It also evaluated whether bovine embryos can respond to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) induced with ultraviolet irradiation by regulating expression of genes involved in HR and NHEJ repair pathways. Embryos with high, intermediate or low developmental competence were selected based on the cleavage time after in vitro insemination and were removed from in vitro culture before (36 h), during (72 h) and after (96 h) the expected period of embryonic genome activation. All studied genes were expressed before, during and after the genome activation period regardless the developmental competence of the embryos. Higher mRNA expression of 53BP1 and RAD52 was found before genome activation in embryos with low developmental competence. Expression of 53BP1, RAD51 and KU70 was downregulated at 72 h and upregulated at 168 h post-insemination in response to DSBs induced by ultraviolet irradiation. In conclusion, important genes controlling HR and NHEJ DNA-repair pathways are expressed in bovine embryos, however genes participating in these pathways are only regulated after the period of embryo genome activation in response to ultraviolet-induced DSBs.

Henrique Barreta, Marcos [Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario de Curitibanos, Curitibanos, SC (Brazil) [Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario de Curitibanos, Curitibanos, SC (Brazil); Laboratorio de Biotecnologia e Reproducao Animal-BioRep, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Garziera Gasperin, Bernardo; Braga Rissi, Vitor; Cesaro, Matheus Pedrotti de [Laboratorio de Biotecnologia e Reproducao Animal-BioRep, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil)] [Laboratorio de Biotecnologia e Reproducao Animal-BioRep, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Ferreira, Rogerio [Centro de Educacao Superior do Oeste-Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Chapeco, SC (Brazil)] [Centro de Educacao Superior do Oeste-Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Chapeco, SC (Brazil); Oliveira, Joao Francisco de; Goncalves, Paulo Bayard Dias [Laboratorio de Biotecnologia e Reproducao Animal-BioRep, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil)] [Laboratorio de Biotecnologia e Reproducao Animal-BioRep, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Bordignon, Vilceu, E-mail: vilceu.bordignon@mcgill.ca [Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC (Canada)] [Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC (Canada)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS  

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, when two bound copies are to be submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Services Office #12;PLEASE Mechanical Engineering Student Services: ¨ Application Approved ¨ Application Denied Signature of UGMECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS The Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT  

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20062007 Mechanical Engineering Student Services Building 530, Room 125 (650) 7257695 FAX (650) 7234882STANFORD UNIVERSITY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK Academic Year Revised 9/06 #12;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 20062007 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Clickable

Prinz, Friedrich B.