Sample records for mechanical pulping semi-chemical

  1. NOVEL LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-OPACITY PAPERS MADE FROM MECHANICAL PULPS1 John H. Klungness1

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    Abubakr, Said

    5463, Madison, WI 53705 ABSTRACT Compared with direct loading of calcium carbonate fillers to chemical to precipitate calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is deposited within, on the surface of, and outside the pulp fibers, and is termed fiber-loaded precipitated calcium carbonate (FLPCC) (Fig. 1). As a result

  2. Sulfur-Free Selective Pulping

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    Dimmel, D. R.; Bozell, J. J.

    A joint research effort is being conducted on ways to produce cost-effective pulping catalysts from lignin. This project addresses improving selectivities and reducing the levels of sulfur chemicals used in pulping. Improved selectivity means...

  3. Advanced Oxidation Technology for Pulp Mill Effluent

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    Hart, J. R.

    ADVANCED OXIDATION TECHNOLOGY FOR PULP MILL EFFLUENT J. ROBERT HART, MANAGER, EPRI PULP & PAPER OFFICE, ATLANTA, GA ABSTRACT The composition of effluent from various pulping processes can exhibit a wide range of physical and chemical... an oxidation and photolysis process. AOP FEASIBILITY STUDY The application of AOP for the treatment of pulp mill effluent was demonstrated in an EPRI Co-funded Project (1). This Project had the industrial support of about twenty companies and utilities...

  4. Methanol-reinforced kraft pulping

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    Norman, E.; Olm, L.; Teder, A. (STFI, Stockholm (Sweden))

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The addition of methanol to a high-sulfidity kraft cook on Scandinavian softwood chips was studied under different process conditions. Delignification and the degradation of carbohydrates were accelerated, but the effect on delignification was greater. Thus, methanol addition improved selectivity. The positive effect of methanol could also be observed for modified kraft cooks having a leveled out alkali concentration and lower concentration of sodium ions and dissolved lignin at the end of the cook. Methanol addition had no discernible effect on pulp strength or on pulp bleachability.

  5. Pulp & Paper Industry- A Strategic Energy Review

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    Stapley, C. E.

    The pulp and paper industry with yearly energy purchases of $5 billion per year including 50 billion kWh of power is one of the largest industrial energy producers in the U.S. However, structural changes in the global pulp and paper industry could...

  6. Pulp and paper program fact sheets

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    NONE

    1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summaries are presented of Argonne technology transfer research projects in: sustainable forest management, environmental performance, energy performance, improved capital effectiveness, recycling, and sensors and controls. Applications in paper/pulp industry, other industries, etc. are covered.

  7. Dried Citrus Peel and Pulp as a Feed for Lactating Cows.

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    Copeland, O. C. (Orlin Cephas); Shepardson, C. N. (Charles Noah)

    1944-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATTnw A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR, College Station, Texas I DRIED CITRUS PEEL AND PuLP As r FEED FOR LACTATING COWS 0. C. COPELAND AND C. N. SHEPARDSON Division of Dairy Husbandry AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL... FEED FOR LACTATING COWS I 0. C. Copelandl and C. N. Shepardson" As a by-product of the citrus industry located in the lower Rio Grandc 1 Valley of Texas, there are considerable quantities of dehydrated citrus peel and pulp available as a feed...

  8. Novel Pulping Technology: Directed Green Liquor Utilization (D-GLU) Pulping

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    Lucian A. Lucia

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The general objectives of this new project are the same as those described in the original proposal. Conventional kraft pulping technologies will be modified for significant improvements in pulp production, such as strength, bleachability, and yield by using green liquor, a naturally high, kraft mill-derived sulfidity source. Although split white liquor sulfidity and other high sulfidity procedures have the promise of addressing several of the latter important economic needs of pulp mills, they require considerable engineering/capital retrofits, redesigned production methods, and thus add to overall mill expenditures. Green liquor use, however, possesses the required high sulfidity to obtain in general the benefits attributable to higher sulfidity cooking, without the required capital constraints for implementation. Before introduction of green liquor in our industrial operations, a stronger understanding of its fundamental chemical interaction with the lignin and carbohydrates in US hardwood and softwoods must be obtained. In addition, its effect on bleachability, enhancement of pulp properties, and influence on the overall energy and recovery of the mill requires further exploration before the process witnesses widespread mill use in North America. Thus, proof of principle will be accomplished in this work and the consequent effect of green liquor and other high sulfide sources on the pulping and bleaching operations will be explored for US kraft mills. The first year of this project will generate the pertinent information to validate its ability for implementation in US pulping operations, whereas year two will continue this work while proceeding to analyze pulp bleachability and final pulp/paper properties and develop a general economic and feasibility analysis for its eventual implementation in North America.

  9. Emerging Energy-Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Kong, Lingbo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3.6. Emerging Carbon Capture Technologies for the Pulp and3.6. Emerging Carbon Capture Technologies for the Pulp andDescription Another carbon capture technology for pulp and

  10. Pulp and Paper Corrosion Symposium Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute

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    Das, Suman

    1 Pulp and Paper Corrosion Symposium Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute November 2014 Digester Corrosion Margaret Gorog Federal Way, WA 2 · Chips plus a mixture of white and black liquor · The pulp is then blown from the bottom of the vessel into a blow tank · Corrosion occurs during filling

  11. Mill Integration-Pulping, Stream Reforming and Direct Causticization for Black Liquor Recovery

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    Adriaan van Heiningen

    2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    MTCI/StoneChem developed a steam reforming, fluidized bed gasification technology for biomass. DOE supported the demonstration of this technology for gasification of spent wood pulping liquor (or 'black liquor') at Georgia-Pacific's Big Island, Virginia mill. The present pre-commercial R&D project addressed the opportunities as well as identified negative aspects when the MTCI/StoneChem gasification technology is integrated in a pulp mill production facility. The opportunities arise because black liquor gasification produces sulfur (as H{sub 2}S) and sodium (as Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}) in separate streams which may be used beneficially for improved pulp yield and properties. The negative aspect of kraft black liquor gasification is that the amount of Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} which must be converted to NaOH (the so called causticizing requirement) is increased. This arises because sulfur is released as Na{sub 2}S during conventional kraft black liquor recovery, while during gasification the sodium associated Na{sub 2}S is partly or fully converted to Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}. The causticizing requirement can be eliminated by including a TiO{sub 2} based cyclic process called direct causticization. In this process black liquor is gasified in the presence of (low sodium content) titanates which convert Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} to (high sodium content) titanates. NaOH is formed when contacting the latter titanates with water, thereby eliminating the causticizing requirement entirely. The leached and low sodium titanates are returned to the gasification process. The project team comprised the University of Maine (UM), North Carolina State University (NCSU) and MTCI/ThermoChem. NCSU and MTCI are subcontractors to UM. The principal organization for the contract is UM. NCSU investigated the techno-economics of using advanced pulping techniques which fully utilize the unique cooking liquors produced by steam reforming of black liquor (Task 1). UM studied the kinetics and agglomeration problems of the conversion of Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} to (high sodium) titanates during gasification of black liquor in the presence of (low sodium) titanates or TiO{sub 2} (Task 2). MTCI/ThermoChem tested the performance and operability of the combined technology of steam reforming and direct causticization in their Process Development Unit (PDU) (Task 3). The specific objectives were: (1) to investigate how split sulfidity and polysulfide (+ AQ) pulping can be used to increase pulp fiber yield and properties compared to conventional kraft pulping; (2) to determine the economics of black liquor gasification combined with these pulping technologies in comparison with conventional kraft pulping and black liquor recovery; (3) to determine the effect of operating conditions on the kinetics of the titanate-based direct causticization reaction during black liquor gasification at relatively low temperatures ({le} 750 C); (4) to determine the mechanism of particle agglomeration during gasification of black liquor in the presence of titanates at relatively low temperatures ({le} 750 C); and (5) to verify performance and operability of the combined technology of steam reforming and direct causticization of black liquor in a pilot scale fluidized bed test facility.

  12. Low Odor, High Yield Kraft Pulping

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    W.T. McKean

    2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In laboratory cooks pure oxygen was profiled into the circulation line of a batch digester during two periods of the cooking cycle: The first injection occurred during the heating steps for the purpose of in-situ generation of polysulfide. This chip treatment was studied to explore stabilization against alkaline induced carbohydrate peeling and to increase pulp yield. Under optimum conditions small amounts of polysulfide were produced with yield increase of about 0.5% These increases fell below earlier reports suggesting that unknown differences in liquor composition may influence the relative amounts of polysulfide and thiosulfate generated during the oxidation. Consequently, further studies are required to understand the factors that influence the ratios of those two sulfur species.

  13. Steam System Opportunity Assessment for the Pulp and Paper, Chemical...

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

    of the U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry Energy Use Loss and Opportunities Analysis: U.S. Manufacturing & Mining U.S. Manufacturing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis...

  14. Energy Management and Computers in the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Sommerfeld, J. T.; Hartley, E. M.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dryer hood waste heat. o Biomass feedstocks for the production of specialized chemial products. o Crossing of the stone groundwood process with the thermomechanical pulping process. 236 ESL-IE-81-04-42 Proceedings from the Third Industrial Energy...

  15. MISSION INTGRE -CERTIFICATION Pulpe & Papier Plus inc. (PPP)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MISSION INT?GR?E - CERTIFICATION Pulpe & Papier Plus inc. (PPP) Papier proposé par : Richard WILSON, Strasbourg : France (2009)" #12;Pulpe & Papier Plus inc.(PPP) 1. Introduction à la mission intégrée de certification PPP 1.1 Mise en contexte Cette mission intégrée de certification découle de la volonté des membres

  16. Electrochemical treatment of black liquor from straw pulping

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    Blanco, M.A.; Negro, C.; Tijero, J. [Complutense Univ., Madrid (Spain)] [and others

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The conventional black liquor regeneration process is not always suitable for pulping plants of nonwood fibers due to the unfavorable ratio of organic to inorganic solids. This paper presents an alternative treatment based on an electrolysis process of the soda black liquor from straw pulping. This alternative method minimizes the environmental impact by recovering the caustic at the same time that the liquor is acidified, which favors the later separation of the lignin.

  17. Gas Turbine Considerations in the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Anderson, J. S.; Kovacik, J. M.

    GAS TURBINE CONSIDERATIONS IN THlI: PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY J. Steven Anderson, Ph.D. Director-Energy International Paper Company Purchase, NY INTRODUCTION The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest users of energy... as an inte gral part of their power plant systems. The large requirements for process steam combined with process by-products and wood wastes make steam turbines a serious consideration in plant locations where suit able economic conditions are present...

  18. Dry Kraft Pulping at Ambient Pressure for Cost Effective Energy Saving and Pollution Deduction

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    Yulin Deng; Art Ragauskas

    2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Sponsored by the DOE Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge program, our research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology conducted laboratory studies and confirmed the concept of making wood pulp using a dry pulping technology. This technology is a new process different from any prior pulping technology used in Kraft and CTMP pulping. Three different kinds of dry pulping methods were investigated. (a) Dry Pulping at Atmospheric Pressure: The first one is to dry and bake the pretreated woodchips in a conventional oven at atmospheric pressure without the use of a catalyst. (b) Dry Pulping at Reduced Pressure: The second method is to dry the pretreated woodchips first in a vacuum oven in the presence of anthraquinone (AQ) as a pulping catalyst, followed by baking at elevated temperature. (c) Liquid Free Chemical Pulping, LFCP. The third method is to first remove the free water of pretreated woodchips, followed by dry pulping using a conventional Kraft pulping digester with AQ and triton as additives. Method one: Experimental results indicated that Dry Pulping at Atmospheric Pressure could produce pulp with higher brightness and lower bulk than conventional Kraft pulp. However, tensile strength of the acquired pulp is much lower than traditional Kraft pulp, and their Kappa number and energy consumption are higher than conventional Kraft pulp. By fully analyzing the results, we concluded that wood fibers might be damaged during the drying process at elevated temperature. The main reason for wood fiber damage is that a long drying time was used during evaporation of water from the woodchips. This resulted in an un-uniform reaction condition on the woodchips: the outside layer of the woodchips was over reacted while inside the woodchips did not reacted at all. To solve this problem, dry pulping at reduced pressure was investigated. Method two: To achieve uniform reaction throughout the entire reaction system, the water inside the pretreated woodchips was evaporated first under vacuum condition at low temperature. Then, the dry woodchips were baked at high temperature (120-130 C) at atmospheric pressure. The qualities of the pulp made with this method were improved compared to that made with method one. The pulp shows higher brightness and lower bulk than Kraft pulping. The tensile strength is significantly higher than the pulp made from the first method. Although the pulp is stronger than that of TMP pulp, it is still lower than conventional Kraft fiber. Method Three: The third dry method was done in a Kraft pulping digester at elevated pressure but without free liquid in the digester. With this method, pulp that has almost the same qualities as conventional Kraft pulp could be produced. The screen yield, Kappa number, fiber brightness, pulp strength and pulp bulk are almost identical to the conventional Kraft pulp. The key advantages of this dry pulping method include ca. 55 % of cooking energy saved during the pulping process, as high as 50 wt% of NaOH saving as well as 3 wt% of Na2S saving comparing to Kraft one. By analyzing fiber properties, yields, chemical and energy consumptions, we concluded that the dry pulping method based on Liquid Free Chemical Pulping, LFCP, could be very attractive for the pulp and paper industry. More fundamental studies and scale up trials are needed to fully commercialize the technology. We expect to conduct pilot trials between 12 to 24 months of period if the DOE or industry can provide continual research funding. Based on the technology we demonstrated in this report, several pilot trial facilities in the United States will be available after small modifications. For example, the Herty Foundation in Savannah, Georgia is one of these potential locations. DOE funding for continuous study and final lead to commercialization of the technique is important.

  19. Yield Improvement and Energy Savings Uing Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft pulping

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    Ulrike W. Tschirner; Timothy Smith

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Project Objective: Develop a commercially viable modification to the Kraft process resulting in energy savings, increased yield and improved bleachability. Evaluate the feasibility of this technology across a spectrum of wood species used in North America. Develop detailed fundamental understanding of the mechanism by which phosphonates improve KAPPA number and yield. Evaluate the North American market potential for the use of phosphonates in the Kraft pulping process. Examine determinants of customer perceived value and explore organizational and operational factors influencing attitudes and behaviors. Provide an economic feasibility assessment for the supply chain, both suppliers (chemical supply companies) and buyers (Kraft mills). Provide background to most effectively transfer this new technology to commercial mills.

  20. Emerging Energy-Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Kong, Lingbo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of pulp mill-based integrated biorefinery with hemicellulosePilot stage Other Integrated Biorefinery Commercial statusintegrated forest biorefinery..

  1. Magnet options for sensors for the pulp and paper industry

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    Green, M.A.; Barale, P.J.; Fong, C.G.; Luft, P.A.; Reimer, J.A.; Yahnke, M.S.

    2001-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been developing sensors for the pulp and paper industry that uses a magnetic field. The applications for magnetic sensors that have studied include (1) sensors for the measurement of the water and ice content of wood chips entering the pulping mill, (2) sensors for measuring the water content and other constituents of the black liquor leaving the paper digester, and (3) sensors for measuring paper thickness and water content as the paper is being processed. These tasks can be done using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The magnetic field used for doing the NMR can come from either permanent magnets or superconducting magnets. The choice of the magnet is dependent on a number of factors, which include the size of the sample and field strength needed to do the sensing task at hand. This paper describes some superconducting magnet options that can be used in the pulp and paper industry.

  2. BIOMASS AND BLACK LIQUOR GASIFIER/GAS TURBINE COGENERATION AT PULP AND PAPER MILLS

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    BIOMASS AND BLACK LIQUOR GASIFIER/GAS TURBINE COGENERATION AT PULP AND PAPER MILLS ERIC D. LARSON modeling of gasifier/gas turbine pulp-mill cogeneration systemsusing gasifier designs under commercial gasification. The use of biomass fuels with gas turbines could transform a typical pulp mill from a net

  3. Dried Citrus Pulp in Beef Cattle Fattening Rations.

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    Jones, J. M. (John McKInley)

    1942-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    occurred in the milk during the feeding trials in question. They also observed that Florida dairymen have fed a considerable quantity of fresh citrus pulp to dairy cows and heifers and that the fermenting product tended to impart a slight flavor...- T 1 I I TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR College Station, Texas BULLETIS NO. 613 JULY 1949 DRIED CITRUS PULP IN BEEF CATTLE FATTENING RATIONS J. H. JONES, R. A. HALL E. 31. NEAL, J. H. JONES Division of Range...

  4. Method of treating contaminated HEPA filter media in pulp process

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    Hu, Jian S.; Argyle, Mark D.; Demmer, Ricky L.; Mondok, Emilio P.

    2003-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for reducing contamination of HEPA filters with radioactive and/or hazardous materials is described. The method includes pre-processing of the filter for removing loose particles. Next, the filter medium is removed from the housing, and the housing is decontaminated. Finally, the filter medium is processed as pulp for removing contaminated particles by physical and/or chemical methods, including gravity, flotation, and dissolution of the particles. The decontaminated filter medium is then disposed of as non-RCRA waste; the particles are collected, stabilized, and disposed of according to well known methods of handling such materials; and the liquid medium in which the pulp was processed is recycled.

  5. Continuous on-line measurement of lignin concentration in wood pulp

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    Jeffers, L.A.; Roman, G.W.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We are working toward the development of an instrument for the continuous, on-line measurement of the lignin concentration in wood pulp. The instrument is based on laser induced fluorescence of the wood pulp and is to be used as a primary sensor for both feedback control of the pulping and feedforward control of bleaching. We report here the results of a series of laboratory tests that characterized the fluorescence properties of wood pulp and demonstrated a correlation between various fluorescence functions and the Kappa number of the pulps as determined by TAPPI Procedure T236.

  6. Preliminary Results from the Industrial Steam System Market Assessment

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    McGrath, G. P.; Wright, A. L.

    /0353, Gas Research Institute, September 1996. [3] Scoping Study Pulp and Paper Industry, EPRI, Prepared by Giese & Associates, December 1988. [4] Directory ojthe Pulp, Paper, and Allied Trades, Lockwood Post, 1996. [5] 1992 Industrial Process Heat...,000 2,400 5500 18400 38500 Mechanical 8.000 25000 6.500 17,200 14,500 42,000 Sulfite semi-chemical 17,000 35,000 4,100 6,800 21,000 41.800 Chemi-thermal mechanical 9,000 25,000 7500 16,400 16,500 41,400 Thousand Btusfton Table 4. Pulp and Paper...

  7. Duplex stainless steels for the pulp and paper industry

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    Alfonsson, E.; Olsson, J.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The metallurgy and corrosion resistance of duplex stainless steel, particularly with regards to applications in the pulp and paper industry, are described. Practical experiences from pressure vessel installations in cooking plants and bleach plants as well as from non-pressurized items in different parts along the fiber line, are given. The paper also reviews corrosion test results presented previously and compares these with recent test data and the practical experiences. Though most of the installations have been successful, some cases of corrosion attacks on duplex stainless steel have been reported, although these are very limited in number: one digester, one calorifier, two pulp storage towers, and two bleach plant filter washers, of a total of more than 700 identified installations.

  8. Understanding the Nature and Reactivity of Residual Lignin for Improved Pulping and Bleaching Efficiency

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    Yuan-Zong Lai

    2001-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most formidable challenges in kraft pulping to produce bleached chemical pulps is how to effectively remove the last 5-10% of lignin while maintaining the fiber quality. To avoid a severe fiber degradation, kraft pulping is usually terminated in the 25-30 kappa number range and then followed by an elementally chlorine free (ECF) or a totally chlorine free (TCF) bleaching sequence to reduce the environmental impacts.

  9. ITP Forest Products: Report for AIChE Pulp and Paper Industry...

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    Fiber from Renewable Resources Highly Energy Efficient Directed Green Liquor Utilization (D-GLU) Pulping Energy Use Loss and Opportunities Analysis: U.S. Manufacturing & Mining...

  10. Optimization Online - PuLP: A Linear Programming Toolkit for Python

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    Stuart Mitchell

    2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 22, 2011 ... PuLP is a high-level modelling library that leverages the power of the ... Keywords: mathematical programming; Python; modelling language.

  11. Emerging Energy-Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Kong, Lingbo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that extracts lignin from black liquor with the potential todissolving in the black liquor along with lignin (Hamzeh etextracts lignin from pulp mill black liquor: LignoBoost.

  12. Detailed Analysis of the Microbial Population in Malaysian Spontaneous Cocoa Pulp Fermentations

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    , lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are the key players of this fermentationDetailed Analysis of the Microbial Population in Malaysian Spontaneous Cocoa Pulp Fermentations), Leuven, Belgium, 3 Barry Callebaut AG, Zurich, Switzerland Abstract The fermentation of cocoa pulp is one

  13. Advanced Modeling and Materials in Kraft Pulp Mills

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    Keiser, J.R.; Gorog, J.P.

    2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This CRADA provided technical support to the Weyerhaeuser Company on a number of issues related to the performance and/or selection of materials at a number of locations in a pulp and paper mill. The studies related primarily to components for black liquor recovery boilers, but some effort was directed toward black liquor gasifiers and rolls for paper machines. The purpose of this CRADA was to assist Weyerhaeuser in the evaluation of materials exposed in various paper mill environments and to provide direction in the selection of alternate materials, when appropriate.

  14. Thermal processing of black liquor from alkaline straw pulping

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    Sanchez, J.L.; Garcia, L.; Gea, G.; Bilbao, R.; Arauzo, J. [Univ. of Zaragoza (Spain)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Black liquor is the wastewater from the cooking of wood or straw in the production of pulp and paper. Nowadays new processes are being investigated as alternatives to the traditional recovery boiler used for black liquor treatment. One of the processes which appears to be more promising is gasification, for which further research is needed for its full industrial implementation. There is not much data about the behavior of soda black liquors from straw cooking in the literature. Therefore the thermal decomposition of one of these liquors has been studied in a thermobalance, in inert (N{sub 2}) atmosphere. The kinetic constants from isothermal experiments have been obtained.

  15. Fermentation and chemical treatment of pulp and paper mill sludge

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    Lee, Yoon Y; Wang, Wei; Kang, Li

    2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of chemically treating partially de-ashed pulp and/or paper mill sludge to obtain products of value comprising taking a sample of primary sludge from a Kraft paper mill process, partially de-ashing the primary sludge by physical means, and further treating the primary sludge to obtain the products of value, including further treating the resulting sludge and using the resulting sludge as a substrate to produce cellulase in an efficient manner using the resulting sludge as the only carbon source and mixtures of inorganic salts as the primary nitrogen source, and including further treating the resulting sludge and using the resulting sludge to produce ethanol.

  16. Cogeneration handbook for the pulp and paper industry. [Contains glossary

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    Griffin, E.A.; Moore, N.L.; Fassbender, L.L.; Garrett-Price, B.A.; Fassbender, A.G.; Eakin, D.E.; Gorges, H.A.

    1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The decision of whether to cogenerate involves several considerations, including technical, economic, environmental, legal, and regulatory issues. Each of these issues is addressed separately in this handbook. In addition, a chapter is included on preparing a three-phase work statement, which is needed to guide the design of a cogeneration system. In addition, an annotated bibliography and a glossary of terminology are provided. Appendix A provides an energy-use profile of the pulp and paper industry. Appendices B and O provide specific information that will be called out in subsequent chapters.

  17. India's pulp and paper industry: Productivity and energy efficiency

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    Schumacher, Katja

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Historical estimates of productivity growth in India's pulp and paper sector vary from indicating an improvement to a decline in the sector's productivity. The variance may be traced to the time period of study, source of data for analysis, and type of indices and econometric specifications used for reporting productivity growth. The authors derive both statistical and econometric estimates of productivity growth for this sector. Their results show that productivity declined over the observed period from 1973-74 to 1993-94 by 1.1% p.a. Using a translog specification the econometric analysis reveals that technical progress in India's pulp and paper sector has been biased towards the use of energy and material, while it has been capital and labor saving. The decline in productivity was caused largely by the protection afforded by high tariffs on imported paper products and other policies, which allowed inefficient, small plants to enter the market and flourish. Will these trends continue into the future, particularly where energy use is concerned? The authors examine the current changes in structure and energy efficiency undergoing in the sector. Their analysis shows that with liberalization of the sector, and tighter environmental controls, the industry is moving towards higher efficiency and productivity. However, the analysis also shows that because these improvements are being hampered by significant financial and other barriers the industry might have a long way to go.

  18. New industrial heat pump applications to an integrated thermomechanical pulp and paper mill

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    none,

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Application of pinch technology US industries in an early screening study done by TENSA Services (DOE/ID/12583-1) identified potential for heat pumps in several industrial sectors. Among these, processes with large evaporation units were found to be some of the most promising sectors for advanced heat pump placement. This report summarizes the results of a study for Bowater Incorporated, Carolina Division. The units selected for this study are the thermo-mechanical pulper (TMP), kraft digester, evaporators, boiler feed water (BFW) train and pulp dryer. Based on the present level of operation, the following recommendations are made: 1. Install a mechanical vapor compression (MVR) heat pump between the TMP mill and {number sign}3 evaporator. This heat pump will compress the 22 psig steam from the TMP heat recovery system and use it to replace about 70% of the 60 psig steam required in {number sign} evaporator. The boiler feed water heat losses (in the low pressure deaerator) will be supplied by heat available in the TMR's zero psig vent steam. 2. Study the digester to verify the practicality of installing an MVR heat pump which will compress the dirty weapons from the cyclone separator. The compressed vapors can be directly injected into the digester and thus reduce the 135 psig steam consumption. 31 figs., 9 tabs.

  19. Method for improving separation of carbohydrates from wood pulping and wood or biomass hydrolysis liquors

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    Griffith, William Louis; Compere, Alicia Lucille; Leitten Jr., Carl Frederick

    2010-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for separating carbohydrates from pulping liquors includes the steps of providing a wood pulping or wood or biomass hydrolysis pulping liquor having lignin therein, and mixing the liquor with an acid or a gas which forms an acid upon contact with water to initiate precipitation of carbohydrate to begin formation of a precipitate. During precipitation, at least one long chain carboxylated carbohydrate and at least one cationic polymer, such as a polyamine or polyimine are added, wherein the precipitate aggregates into larger precipitate structures. Carbohydrate gel precipitates are then selectively removed from the larger precipitate structures. The method process yields both a carbohydrate precipitate and a high purity lignin.

  20. Preliminary feasibility study of pulping catalyst production from lignin

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    Power, A.J. (Power (Arthur J.) and Associates, Boulder, CO (USA)); Bozell, J.J.; Chum, H.L. (Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA))

    1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A preliminary evaluation of the economic feasibility of preparing anthraquinone, a pulping catalyst, from readily available lignin has been performed. The proposed process begins with a fractionation of lignin from a black liquor stream by means of a supercritical fluid or conventional solvent extraction to give a low molecular weight fraction conductive to further chemical treatment. This fraction is sequentially oxidized with H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, treated with a diene and dehydrogenated to give anthraquinone. The cost of the proposed process is most dependent on the overall yield of the chemical processing steps with a smaller contribution noted for lignin processing. The projections indicate that anthraquinone could be produced for as low as $1.00--$1.25/lb using this process. Details of the process, chemical reactions and calculations are included.

  1. Materials needs and opportunities in the pulp and paper industry

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    Angelini, P. [comp.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) supports research and development (R&D) in industry, the DOE national laboratories, and in universities to develop energy efficient, environmentally-acceptable industrial technologies. The Office of Industrial Technologies is working with seven energy-intensive industries to develop R&D roadmaps that will facilitate cooperative government-industry efforts to achieve energy-efficient, environmentally-acceptable, sustainable industries of the future. The forest products industry is one of the industries with which OIT is working to develop an R&D roadmap. The Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) Program of the Office of Industrial Technologies sponsors long-term, directed research on materials that will enable industry to develop and utilize more energy-efficient, sustainable processes and technologies. The purpose of the study described in this report was to identify the material R&D needs and opportunities for the pulp and paper mill of the future.

  2. The US pulp and paper industry: An energy perspective

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    Elaahi, A.; Lowitt, H.E.

    1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report investigates the state of the US pulp and paper industry in terms of energy consumption and conservation. Objectives were: to update and verify energy consumption and production data for the various process steps in 1985; to determine the potential energy savings attainable by replacing current practices with state-of-the-art and advanced (2010) production practices and technologies; and to identify areas of research and development opportunity that will enable these potential future savings to be achieved. Results concluded that for the year 2010 production level, there is a potential to save between 34 and 53% of the energy use by replacing current technology practices with state-of-the-art and advanced technologies. R and D needs and opportunities were identified for the industry. Potential R and D candidates for DOE involvement were selected from the identified list, primarily based on their energy savings potential and the opinion of industry experts.

  3. System and method for conditioning a hardwood pulp liquid hydrolysate

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    Waite, Darrell M; Arnold, Richard; St. Pierre, James; Pendse, Hemant P; Ceckler, William H

    2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method for hardwood pulp liquid hydrolysate conditioning includes a first evaporator receives a hardwood mix extract and outputting a quantity of vapor and extract. A hydrolysis unit receives the extract, hyrolyzes and outputs to a lignin separation device, which separates and recovers a quantity of lignin. A neutralization device receives extract from the lignin separation device and a neutralizing agent, producing a mixture of solid precipitate and a fifth extract. The solid precipitate is removed from the fifth extract. A second evaporator removes a quantity of acid from the fifth extract in a vapor form. This vapor may be recycled to improve total acid recovery or discarded. A desalination device receives the diluted extract, separates out some of the acid and salt and outputs a desalinated solution.

  4. Simulating the dynamics of flexible wood pulp fibres in suspension John M. Stockie

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    Stockie, John

    , including wood pulp processing, polymer composites, and formation of fibre-reinforced materials elements to form a surface that re- sists bending and stretching. This is a natural construction for wood

  5. Advanced Powerhouse Controls Save Pulp Mill $500 in Purchased Energy in First Month

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    Morrison, R.; Hilder, S.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This case study describes the application of advanced regulatory and supervisory controls to powerhouse operations at a large pulp mill in central British Columbia. Substantial reductions in mill operating costs were achieved by actively managing...

  6. Control of the Accumulation of Non-Process Elements in Pulp Mills with Bleach Filtrate Reuse: A Chemical Equilibrium Approach to Predicting the Partitioning of Metals in Pulp Mill and Bleach Plant Streams

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    Frederick, W.J. Jr.; Rudie, A.W.; Schmidl, G.W.; Sinquefield, S.A.; Rorrer, G.L.; Laver, M.L.; Yantasee, W.; Ming, D.

    2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this project was to develop fundamental, experimentally based methods for predicting the solubility or organic and inorganic matter and their interactions in recycled effluent from kraft pulp mills and bleach plants. This included: characterizing the capacity of wood pulp and dissolved organic matter to bind metal ions, developing a thermodynamic database of properties needed to describe the solubility of inorganic matter in pulp mill streams, incorporation of the database into equilibrium calculation software for predicting the solubility of the metals of interest, and evaluating its capability to predict the distribution of the metals between pulp fibers, inorganic precipitates, and solution.

  7. HIGHLY ENERGY EFFICIENT D-GLU (DIRECTED-GREEN LIQ-UOR UTILIZATION) PULPING

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    Lucia, Lucian A

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose of the project was to retrofit the front end (pulp house) of a commercial kraft pulping mill to accommodate a mill green liquor (GL) impregna-tion/soak/exposure and accrue downstream physical and chemical benefits while prin-cipally reducing the energy footprint of the mill. A major player in the mill contrib-uting to excessive energy costs is the lime kiln. The project was intended to offload the energy (oil or natural gas) demands of the kiln by by-passing the causticization/slaking site in the recovery area and directly using green liquor as a pulping medium for wood. Scope: The project was run in two distinct, yet mutually compatible, phases: Phase 1 was the pre-commercial or laboratory phase in which NC State University and the Insti-tute of Paper Science and Technology (at the Georgia Institute of Technology) ran the pulping and associated experiments, while Phase 2 was the mill scale trial. The first tri-al was run at the now defunct Evergreen Pulp Mill in Samoa, CA and lead to a partial retrofit of the mill that was not completed because it went bankrupt and the work was no longer the low-hanging fruit on the tree for the new management. The second trial was run at the MeadWestvaco Pulp Mill in Evedale, TX which for all intents and pur-poses was a success. They were able to fully retrofit the mill, ran the trial, studied the pulp properties, and gave us conclusions.

  8. Producing a True Lignin Depolymerase for Biobleaching Softwood Kraft Pulp

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    Simo Sarkanen

    2002-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This project constituted an intensive effort devoted to producing, from the white-rot fungus Tramets Cingulata, a lignin degrading enzyme (lignin depolymerase) that is directly able to biobleach or delignify softwood kraft pulp brownstock. To this end, the solutions in which T. cingulata was grown contained dissolved kraft lignin which fulfilled two functions; it behaved as a lignin deploymerase substrate and it also appeared to act as an inducer of enzyme expression. However, the lignin depolymerase isoenzymes (and other extracellular T. cingulata enzymes) interacted very strongly with both the kraft lignin components and the fungal hypae, so the isolating these proteins from the culture solutions proved to be unexpectedly difficult. Even after extensive experimentation with a variety of protein purification techniques, only one approach appeared to be capable of purifying lignin depolymerases to homogeneity. Unfortunately the procedure was extremely laborious; it involved the iso electric focusing of concentrated buffer-exchanged culture solutions followed by electro-elution of the desired protein bands from the appropriate polyacrylamide gel segments

  9. Integration of the Mini-Sulfide Sulfite Anthraquinone (MSS-AQ) Pulping Process and Black Liquor Gasification in a Pulp Mill

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    Hasan Jameel, North Carolina State University; Adrianna Kirkman, North Carolina State University; Ravi Chandran,Thermochem Recovery International Brian Turk Research Triangle Institute; Brian Green, Research Triangle Institute

    2010-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    As many of the recovery boilers and other pieces of large capital equipment of U.S. pulp mills are nearing the end of their useful life, the pulp and paper industry will soon need to make long-term investments in new technologies. The ability to install integrated, complete systems that are highly efficient will impact the industrys energy use for decades to come. Developing a process for these new systems is key to the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies in the Forest Products industry. This project defined an integrated process model that combines mini-sulfide sulfite anthraquinone (MSS-AQ) pulping and black liquor gasification with a proprietary desulfurization process developed by the Research Triangle Institute. Black liquor gasification is an emerging technology that enables the use of MSS-AQ pulping, which results in higher yield, lower bleaching cost, lower sulfur emissions, and the elimination of causticization requirements. The recently developed gas cleanup/absorber technology can clean the product gas to a state suitable for use in a gas turbine and also regenerate the pulping chemicals needed to for the MSS-AQ pulping process. The combination of three advanced technologies into an integrated design will enable the pulping industry to achieve a new level of efficiency, environmental performance, and cost savings. Because the three technologies are complimentary, their adoption as a streamlined package will ensure their ability to deliver maximum energy and cost savings benefits. The process models developed by this project will enable the successful integration of new technologies into the next generation of chemical pulping mills. When compared to the Kraft reference pulp, the MSS-AQ procedures produced pulps with a 10-15 % yield benefit and the ISO brightness was 1.5-2 times greater. The pulp refined little easier and had a slightly lower apparent sheet density (In both the cases). At similar levels of tear index the MSS-AQ pulps also produced a comparable tensile and burst index pulps. Product gas composition determined using computer simulations The results demonstrate that RVS-1 can effectively remove > 99.8% of the H2S present in simulated synthesis gas generated from the gasification of black liquor. This level of sulfur removal was consistent over simulated synthesis gas mixtures that contained from 6 to 9.5 vol % H2S.A significant amount of the sulfur in the simulated syngas was recovered as SO2 during regeneration. The average recovery of sulfur as SO2 was about 75%. Because these are first cycle results, this sulfur recovery is expected to improve. Developed WINGems model of the process.The total decrease in variable operating costs for the BLG process compared to the HERB was in excess of $6,200,000 per year for a mill producing 350,000 tons of pulp per year. This represents a decrease in operating cost of about $17.7/ton of oven dry pulp produced. There will be additional savings in labor and maintenance cost that has not been taken into account. The capital cost for the MSSAQ based gasifier system was estimated at $164,000,000, which is comparable to a High Efficiency Recovery Boiler. The return on investment was estimated at 4%. A gasifier replacement cannot be justified on its own, however if the recovery boiler needs to be replaced the MSSAQ gasifier system shows significantly higher savings. Before black liquor based gasifer technology can be commercialized more work is necessary. The recovery of the absorbed sulfur in the absorbent as sulfur dioxide is only 75%. This needs to be greater than 90% for economical operation. It has been suggested that as the number of cycles is increased the sulfur dioxide recovery might improve. Further research is necessary. Even though a significant amount of work has been done on a pilot scale gasifiers using liquors containing sulfur, both at low and high temperatures the lack of a commercial unit is an impediment to the implementation of the MSSAQ technology. The implementation of a commercial unit needs to be facilated before the benefits of

  10. Presentation 3.1: Report on energy efficient technologies and CO2 reduction potentials in the pulp and paper industry

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    Presentation 3.1: Report on energy efficient technologies and CO2 reduction potentials in the pulp INTERNATIONALE DE L'ENERGIE Report on Energy Efficient Technologies and CO2 Reduction Potentials in the Pulp Technologies and Systems IETS and International Coordination Workshop Conclusions 253 #12;INTERNATIONAL ENERGY

  11. ENERGY EFFICIENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE U.S. PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY

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    Kramer, Klaas Jan; Masanet, Eric; Worrell, Ernst

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. pulp and paper industry consumes over $7 billion worth of purchased fuels and electricity per year. Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There are a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. pulp and paper industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. This paper provides a brief overview of the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR(R) for Industry energy efficiency guidebook (a.k.a. the"Energy Guide") for pulp and paper manufacturers. The Energy Guide discusses a wide range of energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. Also provided is a discussion of the trends, structure, and energy consumption characteristics of the U.S. pulp and paper industry along with a description of the major process technologies used within the industry. Many energy efficiency measure descriptions include expected savings in energy and energy-related costs, based on case study data from real-world applications in pulp and paper mills and related industries worldwide. The information in this Energy Guide is intended to help energy and plant managers in the U.S. pulp and paper industry reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the quality of products manufactured. Further research on the economics of all measures?as well as on their applicability to different production practices?is needed to assess their cost effectiveness at individual plants.

  12. The economical use of standby equipment for a typical Kraft process pulp and paper mill

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    Cox, Elmer Adrain

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the pine system is about 350 tons of pulp per day. The ~Pa er Mill The Beater Room - In the beater room the paper making chemicals such as rosin, size, alum, and clay are added to the pulp in a mixing chest. Size is any substance which is added to a... it in on the supposition that it may do some good, Alum, used to denote aluminum sulphate, is used to precipitate the dissolved rosin in the size on the fibers of the paper. This is sometimes referred to as "setting" the size. Alum tends to make the paper hard...

  13. What Efficiency Projects are Being Installed in the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Nicol, J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Wisconsin Focus on Energy program has seven years of experience on the actual projects that are being installed in the Pulp and Paper industry. The program has a broad perspective on the types and trends of investments in energy efficiency...

  14. Color Removal from Pulp Mill Effluent Using Coal Ash Produced from Georgia Coal Combustion Power Plants

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    permits. To improve the aesthetic qualities of the effluent, coal ash (from local power plants_mill_discharge.jpg 2. Coal Power Plant http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/2008Color Removal from Pulp Mill Effluent Using Coal Ash Produced from Georgia Coal Combustion Power

  15. Minimizing Energy Costs Through Water Management in the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Wilson, P. H.

    The quantity of steam required by a pulp and paper mill, as well as the quantity of power generated can effectively be optimized by managing the water cycles in the mill. This approach addresses the process systems within the mill and investigates...

  16. Selective enrichment of a methanol-utilizing consortium using pulp & paper mill waste streams

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    Gregory R. Mockos; William A. Smith; Frank J. Loge; David N. Thompson

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficient utilization of carbon inputs is critical to the economic viability of the current forest products sector. Input carbon losses occur in various locations within a pulp mill, including losses as volatile organics and wastewater . Opportunities exist to capture this carbon in the form of value-added products such as biodegradable polymers. Waste activated sludge from a pulp mill wastewater facility was enriched for 80 days for a methanol-utilizing consortium with the goal of using this consortium to produce biopolymers from methanol-rich pulp mill waste streams. Five enrichment conditions were utilized: three high-methanol streams from the kraft mill foul condensate system, one methanol-amended stream from the mill wastewater plant, and one methanol-only enrichment. Enrichment reactors were operated aerobically in sequencing batch mode at neutral pH and 25C with a hydraulic residence time and a solids retention time of four days. Non-enriched waste activated sludge did not consume methanol or reduce chemical oxygen demand. With enrichment, however, the chemical oxygen demand reduction over 24 hour feed/decant cycles ranged from 79 to 89 %, and methanol concentrations dropped below method detection limits. Neither the non-enriched waste activated sludge nor any of the enrichment cultures accumulated polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) under conditions of nitrogen sufficiency. Similarly, the non-enriched waste activated sludge did not accumulate PHAs under nitrogen limited conditions. By contrast, enriched cultures accumulated PHAs to nearly 14% on a dry weight basis under nitrogen limited conditions. This indicates that selectively-enriched pulp mill waste activated sludge can serve as an inoculum for PHA production from methanol-rich pulp mill effluents.

  17. 4.1 THE INTERACTION OF PULP MILL DISCHARGES WITH THE FRASER RIVER AND ITS SEDIMENTS by Bommanna G. Krishnappan

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    discharges. Also, in the case of pulp mill discharges with a high biosolids concentration, the potential flocculation of biosolids with themselves and with the sediment particles in the river must be considered (see

  18. Long term experiences of the use of duplex stainless steel to combat corrosion in the pulp and paper industry

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    Bendall, K.C. [Langley Alloys Ltd., Maidenhead (United Kingdom)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Duplex (austenitic/ferritic) stainless steels offer properties of interest and a cost effective material selection solution for plant and equipment in the pulp and paper industry. The characteristics of duplex steels leading to successful long term applications of 22 Cr duplex and a copper containing 25 Cr super duplex stainless steel are reviewed. It is concluded that, applied correctly, two-phase stainless steels can provide long term reliable maintenance-free service in many pulp and paper plant environments.

  19. On-line measurement of lignin in wood pulp by color shift of fluorescence

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    Jeffers, L.A.; Malito, M.L.

    1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Lignin concentrations from wood pulp samples are measured by applying an excitation light at a selected wavelength to the samples in order to cause the lignin to emit fluorescence. A spectral distribution of the fluorescence emission is then determined. The lignin concentration is then calculated based on the spectral distribution signal. The spectral distribution is quantified by either a wavelength centroid method or a band ratio method. 6 figs.

  20. On-line measurement of lignin in wood pulp by color shift of fluorescence

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    Jeffers, Larry A. (Washington Township, Stark County, OH); Malito, Michael L. (Liberty Township, Trumbull County, OH)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lignin concentrations from wood pulp samples are measured by applying an excitation light at a selected wavelength to the samples in order to cause the lignin to emit fluorescence. A spectral distribution of the fluorescence emission is then determined. The lignin concentration is then calculated based on the spectral distribution signal. The spectral distribution is quantified by either a wavelength centroid method or a band ratio method.

  1. Energy Conservation Progress and Opportunities in the Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Watkins, J. J.; Hunter, W. D.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the recovery boiler since evaporation of water occurs in the recovery boiler at a steam economy less than one while evaporation in the concentrators occurs at a steam economy of greater than two. Recovery Boiler Decrease unit heat losses The efficiency...? Increase pulp ma t consistency? Evaporation Decrease spills dilution Increase unit evaporation efficiency? Increase product concentration. Recovery Boiler Decrease excess combustion air Decrease sootblowing steam? Increase combustion air temperature...

  2. Recycling of water in bleached kraft pulp mills by using electrodialysis.

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    Fracaro, A. T.; Henry, M. P.; Pfromm, P.; Tsai, S.-P.

    1999-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Conservation of water in bleached kraft pulp mills by recycling the bleach plant effluent directly without treatment will cause accumulation of inorganic ''non-process elements'' (NPEs) and serious operational problems. In this work, an electrodialysis process is being developed for recycling the acidic bleach plant effluent of bleached kraft pulp mills. In this process, electrodialysis functions as a selective kidney to remove inorganic NPEs from bleach plant effluents, before they reach the recovery cycle. Acidic bleach plant effluents from several mills using bleaching sequences based on chlorine dioxide were characterized. The total dissolved solids were mostly inorganic NPEs. Sodium was the predominant cation and chloride was present at significant levels in all these effluents. In laboratory electrodialysis experiments, selective removal of chloride and potentially harmful cations, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium, were removed efficiently. Rejection of organic compounds was up to 98%. Electrodialysis was shown to be resistant to membrane fouling and scaling, in a 100-hour laboratory experiment. Based on a model mill with 1,000 ton/day pulp production, the economic analysis suggests that the energy cost of electrodialysis is less than $200/day, and the capital cost of the stack is about $500,000.

  3. Combined biomass and black liquor gasifier/gas turbine cogeneration at pulp and paper mills

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    Larson, E.D.; Kreutz, T.G. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Center for Energy and Environmental Studies; Consonni, S. [Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy). Dipt. di Energetica

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kraft pulp and paper mills generate large quantities of black liquor and byproduct biomass suitable for gasification. These fuels are used today for onsite cogeneration of heat and power in boiler/steam turbine systems. Gasification technologies under development would enable these fuels to be used in gas turbines. This paper reports results of detailed full-load performance modeling of pulp-mill cogeneration systems based on gasifier/gas turbine technologies. Pressurized, oxygen-blown black liquor gasification, the most advanced of proposed commercial black liquor gasifier designs, is considered, together with three alternative biomass gasifier designs under commercial development (high-pressure air-blown, low-pressure air-blown, and low-pressure indirectly-heated). Heavy-duty industrial gas turbines of the 70-MW{sub e} and 25-MW {sub e} class are included in the analysis. Results indicate that gasification-based cogeneration with biomass-derived fuels would transform a typical pulp mill into significant power exporter and would also offer possibilities for net reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide relative to present practice.

  4. Histone deacetylase inhibitors epigenetically promote reparative events in primary dental pulp cells

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    Duncan, Henry F., E-mail: Hal.Duncan@dental.tcd.ie [Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Smith, Anthony J. [Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom); Fleming, Garry J.P. [Material Science Unit, Division of Oral Biosciences, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin (Ireland); Cooper, Paul R. [Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom)

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Application of histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) to cells epigenetically alters their chromatin structure and induces transcriptional and cellular reparative events. This study investigated the application of two HDACi, valproic acid (VPA) and trichostatin A (TSA) on the induction of repair-associated responses in primary dental pulp cell (DPC) cultures. Flow cytometry demonstrated that TSA (100 nM, 400 nM) significantly increased cell viability. Neither HDACi was cytotoxic, although cell growth analysis revealed significant anti-proliferative effects at higher concentrations for VPA (>0.5 mM) and TSA (>50 nM). While high-content-analysis demonstrated that HDACi did not significantly induce caspase-3 or p21 activity, p53-expression was increased by VPA (3 mM, 5 mM) at 48 h. HDACi-exposure induced mineralization per cell dose-dependently to a plateau level (VPA-0.125 mM and TSA-25 nM) with accompanying increases in mineralization/dentinogenic-associated gene expression at 5 days (DMP-1, BMP-2/-4, Nestin) and 10 days (DSPP, BMP-2/-4). Both HDACis, at a range of concentrations, significantly stimulated osteopontin and BMP-2 protein expression at 10 and 14 days further supporting the ability of HDACi to promote differentiation. HDACi exert different effects on primary compared with transformed DPCs and promote mineralization and differentiation events without cytotoxic effects. These novel data now highlight the potential in restorative dentistry for applying low concentrations of HDACi in vital pulp treatment. -- Highlights: Valproic acid and trichostatin A promoted mineralization in primary pulp cells. Cell viability, apoptosis, caspase-3, p21 unaltered; p53 increased by valproic acid. Trichostatin A increased cell viability at 24 h at selected concentrations. Altered cell toxicity and differentiation between primary and transformed cells. HDACi-induced the differentiation marker proteins osteopontin and BMP-2.

  5. Development and pilot testing of modular dynamic thermomechanical pulp mill model to develop energy reduction strategies. Final report

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    Coffin, D.W.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the development of on-line and real-time process simulations, one obtains the ability to predict and control the process; thus, the opportunity exists to improve energy efficiency, decrease materials wastes, and maintain product quality. Developing this capability was the objective of the this research program. A thermomechanical pulp mill was simulated using both a first principles model and a neural network. The models made use of actual process data and a model that calculated the mass and energy balance of the mill was successfully implemented and run at the mill on an hourly basis. The attempt to develop a model that accurately predicted the quality of the pulp was not successful. It was concluded that the key fro a successful implementation of a real-time control model, such as a neural net model, is availability of on-line sensors that sufficiently characterize the pulp.

  6. Pulp and paper mill of the future: A workshop. Final report

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    Fleischman, E. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Sobczynski, S.F. [USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Industrial Technologies

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This workshop began with sessions to consider where the industry is likely to be, or ideally where it should be, say, by the year 2020. The next sessions considered the `drivers` that motivate the industry to change. These drivers could be motivations towards the vision developed earlier, or they may be forces that tend to prevent the vision of the future form being realized. The final sessions focused on what techniques are being (or should be) developed in four major process areas of a typical manufacturing plant, consistent with the previously identified vision of a future pulp or paper mill.

  7. Modification of alkaline pulping to facilitate the isolation of aliphatic acids. Part 1. Sodium hydroxide pretreatment of pine wood

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    Alen, R.; Niemelae, K.; Sjoestroem, E.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pretreating pine chips (Pinus sylvestris) with sodium hydroxide prior to the alkaline delignification kraft, kraft-anthraquinone, and soda-anthraquinone) can facilitate the recovery of the carbohydrate degradation products from alkaline pulping liquors. Under suitable pretreatment conditions large amounts of carbohydrate degradation products (alipahtic acids) were formed relative to lignin. The lignin fraction was composed of comparatively low-molecular-weight fragments. Although the delignification was considerably retarded and the yield (based on wood) was decreased by 1-3%, the properties of the resulting pulp were essentially maintained despite pretreatment. Finally, data are given for the composition of aliphatic acids in liquors resulting from pretreatments.

  8. Physical process Mechanical mechanisms

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    Berlin,Technische Universitt

    1 Physical process Generation Mechanical mechanisms F = ma Electric/Magnetic mechanisms F = Bil Fluid dynamic/Hydraulic mechanisms q, p, ij Thermal/Optical #12;2 Source unit

  9. Digestion ruminale compare du son et de la pulpe de betteraves chez le mouton et la vache

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Digestion ruminale compare du son et de la pulpe de betteraves chez le mouton et la vache M (*) Laboratoire des Aliments (**) Laboratoire de la Digestion l.N.R.A., Theix, 63122 Ceyrat, France. Summary. Ruminal digestion was compared in cows and sheep receiving ad libitum 40 % hay and 60 % wheat bran or beet

  10. PERFORMANCE OF BLACK LIQUOR GASIFIER/GAS TURBINE COMBINED CYCLE COGENERATION IN mE KRAFT PULP

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    PERFORMANCE OF BLACK LIQUOR GASIFIER/GAS TURBINE COMBINED CYCLE COGENERATION IN mE KRAFT PULP high-temperature gasifiers for gas turbine applications. ABB and MTCr/Stonechem are developing low-load performance of gasifier/gas turbine systemsincorporating the four above-noted gasifier designs are reported

  11. Changing Trends in the Bulk Chemicals and Pulp and Paper Industries (released in AEO2005)

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    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compared with the experience of the 1990s, rising energy prices in recent years have led to questions about expectations of growth in industrial output, particularly in energy-intensive industries. Given the higher price trends, a review of expected growth trends in selected industries was undertaken as part of the production of Annual Energy Outlook 2005 (AEO). In addition, projections for the industrial value of shipments, which were based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system in AEO2004, are based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) in AEO2005. The change in industrial classification leads to lower historical growth rates for many industrial sectors. The impacts of these two changes are highlighted in this section for two of the largest energy-consuming industries in the U.S. industrial sector-bulk chemicals and pulp and paper.

  12. Ten case history studies of energy efficiency improvements in pulp and paper mills. Final report

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    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ten technologies chosen for case history development are: sonic sootblowing in boilers, boiler operation on oil-water emulsified fuel, energy efficient motors, computerized control of excess air for boilers, boiler control and load allocation, driving of waste-activated sludge by multiple effect evaporation, pre-drying of hog fuel, lime kiln computerization, heat wheel for process heat recovery, and organic Rankine bottoming cycle for thermomechanical pulping heat recovery. For each case study, there is given: the company name, employee contact, plant summary, a description of the energy consuming process and of the energy-saving action, an assessment of energy savings, and the decision process leading to the adoption of the measure. A data summary for discounted cash flow analysis is tabulated for each case. (LEW)

  13. Control of the accumulation of non-process elements and organic compounds in pulp mills with bleach filtrate reuse. Quarterly report, October--December 1996

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    Frederick, W.J.; Laver, M.L.; Rorrer, G.L.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A portion of each filtrate sample was freeze-dried and the resulting solids were analyzed for ash content. Adsorption experiments with calcium and barium were carried at 70{degrees}C in a temperature controlled incubator under continuous mixing in order to simulate the environment experienced by brownstock as it moves through the Q stage. In the calcium experiments, it was difficult to accurately determine the calcium adsorbed on the pulp by measuring the depletion of calcium in the aqueous phase. Consequently, the technique was modified. In the modified technique, the calcium-adsorbed pulp is acid washed again to release the calcium. The calcium concentration in the washings is measured, and the calcium adsorbed on the pulp is estimated by material balance. Measurement of calcium adsorption on the brownstock pulp fibers from the L-P/Samoa mill have been obtained.

  14. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions from U.S. pulp and paper mills, 1980-2005

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    John E. Pinkerton [National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States). Air Quality Program

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Estimates of total SO{sub 2} and NOx emissions from U.S. pulp and paper mills were developed from industry-wide surveys conducted at 5-yr intervals from 1980 to 2005. The following conclusions were drawn from these estimates: (1) Total SO{sub 2} emissions from pulp and paper mills were 340,000 t in 2005. Since 1980, SO{sub 2} emissions have decreased steadily. The decline over the 25-yr period was over 60%. Paper production increased by 50% over the same period. (2) Boilers burning coal and oil are the primary source of SO{sub 2} emissions, with minor contributions from black liquor combustion in kraft recovery furnaces and the burning of noncondensable gases in boilers at kraft pulp mills. Factors contributing to the decline in boiler SO{sub 2} emissions include large reductions in residual oil use, recent decreases in coal use, declines in the average sulfur content of residual oil and coal being burned, and increasing use of flue gas desulfurization systems.(3) NOx emissions from pulp and paper mills were 230,000 t in 2005. NOx emissions were fairly constant through 1995, but then declined by 12% in 2000 and an additional 17% between 2000 and 2005. (4) In 2005, boilers accounted for two-thirds of the NOx emissions, and kraft mill sources approximately 30%. Boiler NOx emissions exhibited very little change through 1995, but decreased by one third in the next 10 yr. The lower emissions resulted from declines in fossil fuel use, a reduction in the EPA emission factors for natural gas combustion in boilers without NOx controls, and more widespread use of combustion modifications and add-on NOx control technologies, particularly on coal-fired boilers subject to EPA's NOx SIP call. Total NOx emissions from kraft mill sources changed little over the 25-yr period. 7 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

  15. Opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US pulp and paper industry

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    Martin, Nathan; Anglani, N.; Einstein, D.; Khrushch, M.; Worrell, E.; Price, L.K.

    2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The pulp and paper industry accounts for over 12% of total manufacturing energy use in the US (US EIA 1997a), contributing 9% to total manufacturing carbon dioxide emissions. In the last twenty-five years primary energy intensity in the pulp and paper industry has declined by an average of 1% per year. However, opportunities still exist to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacture of paper in the US This report analyzes the pulp and paper industry (Standard Industrial Code (SIC) 26) and includes a detailed description of the processes involved in the production of paper, providing typical energy use in each process step. We identify over 45 commercially available state-of-the-art technologies and measures to reduce energy use and calculate potential energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions reductions. Given the importance of paper recycling, our analysis examines two cases. Case A identifies potential primary energy savings without accounting for an increase in recycling, while Case B includes increasing paper recycling. In Case B the production volume of pulp is reduced to account for additional pulp recovered from recycling. We use a discount rate of 30% throughout our analysis to reflect the investment decisions taken in a business context. Our Case A results indicate that a total technical potential primary energy savings of 31% (1013 PJ) exists. For case A we identified a cost-effective savings potential of 16% (533 PJ). Carbon dioxide emission reductions from the energy savings in Case A are 25% (7.6 MtC) and 14% (4.4 MtC) for technical and cost-effective potential, respectively. When recycling is included in Case B, overall technical potential energy savings increase to 37% (1215 PJ) while cost-effective energy savings potential is 16%. Increasing paper recycling to high levels (Case B) is nearly cost-effective assuming a cut-off for cost-effectiveness of a simple payback period of 3 years. If this measure is included, then the cost-effective energy savings potential in case B increases to 22%.

  16. Opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. pulp and paper industry

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    Martin, Nathan; Anglani, N.; Einstein, D.; Khrushch, M.; Worrell, E.; Price, L.K.

    2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The pulp and paper industry accounts for over 12% of total manufacturing energy use in the U.S. (U.S. EIA 1997a), contributing 9% to total manufacturing carbon dioxide emissions. In the last twenty-five years primary energy intensity in the pulp and paper industry has declined by an average of 1% per year. However, opportunities still exist to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacture of paper in the U.S. This report analyzes the pulp and paper industry (Standard Industrial Code (SIC) 26) and includes a detailed description of the processes involved in the production of paper, providing typical energy use in each process step. We identify over 45 commercially available state-of-the-art technologies and measures to reduce energy use and calculate potential energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions reductions. Given the importance of paper recycling, our analysis examines two cases. Case A identifies potential primary energy savings without accounting for an increase in recycling, while Case B includes increasing paper recycling. In Case B the production volume of pulp is reduced to account for additional pulp recovered from recycling. We use a discount rate of 30% throughout our analysis to reflect the investment decisions taken in a business context. Our Case A results indicate that a total technical potential primary energy savings of 31% (1013 PJ) exists. For case A we identified a cost-effective savings potential of 16% (533 PJ). Carbon dioxide emission reductions from the energy savings in Case A are 25% (7.6 MtC) and 14% (4.4 MtC) for technical and cost-effective potential, respectively. When recycling is included in Case B, overall technical potential energy savings increase to 37% (1215 PJ) while cost-effective energy savings potential is 16%. Increasing paper recycling to high levels (Case B) is nearly cost-effective assuming a cut-off for cost-effectiveness of a simple payback period of 3 years. If this measure is included, then the cost-effective energy savings potential in case B increases to 22%.

  17. Separation and characterization of lignins from the black liquor of oil palm trunk fiber pulping

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    Sun, R.; Tomkinson, J.; Bolton, J.

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six lignin preparations, isolated by a novel two-step precipitation method instead of the traditional one-step precipitation method from the oil palm trunk fiber pulping (OPTFP) black liquor, were found to be relatively free of nonlignin materials such as polysaccharide degradation products, ash, and salts. A lignin fraction with a purity of 99.5% was obtained at an optimum precipitation pH 1.5 after isolation of the nonlignin materials in ethanol. About 94% of the total lignin was recovered by this novel method at this condition, and the value of COD in the treated black liquor reduced significantly to lower 250. The isolated lignin fractions contained syringyl, guaiacyl, and p-hydroxyphenyl units in an approximate molar ratio of 16--20:5:1 on the basis of chemical and spectroscopic analysis. Small amounts of p-hydroxybenzoic acids were found to be esterified to lignin, while ferulic acids were associated to lignin by ether linkage. {sup 13}C-NMR indicated the presence of {beta}-O-4 ether bonds, and {beta}-5 and 5-5{prime} carbon-carbon linkages between the lignin molecules.

  18. Opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the U.S. pulp and paper industry

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    Worrell, Ernst; Martin, Nathan; Anglani, Norma; Einstein, Dan; Krushch, Marta; Price, Lynn

    2001-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper analyzes the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions reductions potential of the U.S. pulp and paper industry, one of the largest energy users in the U.S. manufacturing sector. We examined over 45 commercially available state-of-the-art technologies and measures. The measures were characterized, and then ordered on the basis of cost-effectiveness. The report indicates that there still exists significant potential for energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions reduction in this industry. The cost-effective potential for energy efficiency improvement is defined as having a simple pay-back period of three years or less. Not including increased recycling the study identifies a cost-effective savings potential of 16% of the primary energy use in 1994. Including increased recycling leads to a higher potential for energy savings, i.e. a range of cost-effective savings between 16% and 24% of primary energy use. Future work is needed to further elaborate on key energy efficiency measures identified in the report including barriers and opportunities for increased recycling of waste paper.

  19. Ethanol production from spent sulfite liquor fortified by hydrolysis of pulp mill primary clarifier sludge

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    Moritz, J.W.; Duff, S.J.B. [Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Some low-yield sulfite pulping operations ferment spent sulfite liquor (SSL) to remove biochemical oxygen demand associated with dissolved sugars while at the same time generating ethanol as a salable product. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of primary clarifier sludge in a medium of SSL was proposed as a means of reducing the amount of sludge to be disposed of while at the same time increasing ethanol productivity. In this article, the option of fortifying existing SSL fermenting processes with the sugars produced via in situ enzymatic hydrolysis of sulfite primary clarifier sludge (PCS) has been explored. In 100% SSL PCS hydrolysis rates as high as 3.4 g/(L{center_dot}h) were observed at an initial enzyme loading of 10 filter paper units (FPU)/g PCS. To reduce the deleterious effects of glucose inhibition, single-stage SSF was carried out using cellulose enzymes and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The production rate of ethanol in SSL was increased by as much as 25% through the SSF process. 12 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. A Cost-Benefit Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining in the Kraft Pulp and Paper Industry

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    Eric D. Larson; Stefano Consonni; Ryan E. Katofsky; Kristiina Iisa; W. James Frederick

    2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Production of liquid fuels and chemicals via gasification of kraft black liquor and woody residues (''biorefining'') has the potential to provide significant economic returns for kraft pulp and paper mills replacing Tomlinson boilers beginning in the 2010-2015 timeframe. Commercialization of gasification technologies is anticipated in this period, and synthesis gas from gasifiers can be converted into liquid fuels using catalytic synthesis technologies that are in most cases already commercially established today in the ''gas-to-liquids'' industry. These conclusions are supported by detailed analysis carried out in a two-year project co-funded by the American Forest and Paper Association and the Biomass Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. This work assessed the energy, environment, and economic costs and benefits of biorefineries at kraft pulp and paper mills in the United States. Seven detailed biorefinery process designs were developed for a reference freesheet pulp/paper mill in the Southeastern U.S., together with the associated mass/energy balances, air emissions estimates, and capital investment requirements. Commercial (''Nth'') plant levels of technology performance and cost were assumed. The biorefineries provide chemical recovery services and co-produce process steam for the mill, some electricity, and one of three liquid fuels: a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude oil (which would be refined to vehicle fuels at existing petroleum refineries), dimethyl ether (a diesel engine fuel or LPG substitute), or an ethanol-rich mixed-alcohol product. Compared to installing a new Tomlinson power/recovery system, a biorefinery would require larger capital investment. However, because the biorefinery would have higher energy efficiencies, lower air emissions, and a more diverse product slate (including transportation fuel), the internal rates of return (IRR) on the incremental capital investments would be attractive under many circumstances. For nearly all of the cases examined in the study, the IRR lies between 14% and 18%, assuming a 25-year levelized world oil price of $50/bbl--the US Department of Energy's 2006 reference oil price projection. The IRRs would rise to as high as 35% if positive incremental environmental benefits associated with biorefinery products are monetized (e.g., if an excise tax credit for the liquid fuel is available comparable to the one that exists for ethanol in the United States today). Moreover, if future crude oil prices are higher ($78/bbl levelized price, the US Department of Energy's 2006 high oil price scenario projection, representing an extrapolation of mid-2006 price levels), the calculated IRR exceeds 45% in some cases when environmental attributes are also monetized. In addition to the economic benefits to kraft pulp/paper producers, biorefineries widely implemented at pulp mills in the U.S. would result in nationally-significant liquid fuel production levels, petroleum savings, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and criteria-pollutant reductions. These are quantified in this study. A fully-developed pulpmill biorefinery industry could be double or more the size of the current corn-ethanol industry in the United States in terms of annual liquid fuel production. Forest biomass resources are sufficient in the United States to sustainably support such a scale of forest biorefining in addition to the projected growth in pulp and paper production.

  1. Materials for the pulp and paper industry. Section 1: Development of materials for black liquor recovery boilers

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    Keiser, J.R.; Hubbard, C.R.; Payzant, E.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [and others

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Black liquor recovery boilers are essential components of kraft pulp and paper mills because they are a critical element of the system used to recover the pulping chemicals required in the kraft pulping process. In addition, the steam produced in these boilers is used to generate a significant portion of the electrical power used in the mill. Recovery boilers require the largest capital investment of any individual component of a paper mill, and these boilers are a major source of material problems in a mill. The walls and floors of these boilers are constructed of tube panels that circulate high pressure water. Molten salts (smelt) accumulate on the floor of recovery boilers, and leakage of water into the boiler can result in a violent explosion when the leaked water instantly vaporizes upon contacting the molten smelt. Because corrosion of the conventionally-used carbon steel tubing was found to be excessive in the lower section of recovery boilers, use of stainless steel/carbon steel co-extruded tubing was adopted for boiler walls to lessen corrosion and reduce the likelihood of smelt/water explosions. Eventually, this co-extruded or composite (as it is known in the industry) tubing was selected for use as a portion or all of the floor of recovery boilers, particularly those operating at pressures > 6.2 MPa (900 psi), because of the corrosion problems encountered in carbon steel floor tubes. Since neither the cause of the cracking nor an effective solution has been identified, this program was established to develop a thorough understanding of the degradation that occurs in the composite tubing used for walls and floors. This is being accomplished through a program that includes collection and review of technical reports, examination of unexposed and cracked tubes from boiler floors, computer modeling to predict residual stresses under operating conditions, and operation of laboratory tests to study corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and thermal fatigue.

  2. Control of the accumulation of non-process elements and organic compounds in pulp mills with bleach filtrate reuse. Quarterly report 3, January--March, 1997

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    Frederick, W.J.; Laver, M.L.; Rorrer, G.L.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress during this quarter is described on four tasks. The first task involves the recovery of organic matter from bleach effluents and black liquors, separation of carbohydrates and lignin degradation products, analysis of functional groups, and characterization of carbohydrate polymers. Progress in the second task was made in the selection of model compounds. Several subtasks are complete in Task 3, but the paper summarizes progress made in the determination of the residual hemicellulose content in the pulp samples. Finally, results are given for the measurement of metal adsorption isotherms on wood pulp. Goals for the next quarter are listed.

  3. Trees Containing Built-In Pulping Catalysts - Final Report - 08/18/1997 - 08/18/2000

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    Pullman, G.; Dimmel, D.; Peter, G.

    2000-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Several hardwood and softwood trees were analyzed for the presence of anthraquinone-type molecules. Low levels of anthraquinone (AQ) and anthrone components were detected using gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy and sensitive selected-ion monitoring techniques. Ten out of seventeen hardwood samples examined contained AQ-type components; however, the levels were typically below {approximately}6 ppm. No AQs were observed in the few softwood samples that were examined. The AQs were more concentrated in the heartwood of teak than in the sapwood. The delignification of pine was enhanced by the addition of teak chips ({approximately}0.7% AQ-equivalence content) to the cook, suggesting that endogenous AQs can be released from wood during pulping and can catalyze delignification reactions. Eastern cottonwood contained AQ, methyl AQ, and dimethyl AQ, all useful for wood pulping. This is the first time unsubstituted AQ has been observed in wood extracts. Due to the presence of these pulping catalysts, rapid growth rates in plantation settings, and the ease of genetic transformation, eastern cottonwood is a suitable candidate for genetic engineering studies to enhance AQ content. To achieve effective catalytic pulping activity, poplar and cottonwood, respectively, require {approximately}100 and 1000 times more for pulping catalysts. A strategy to increase AQ concentration in natural wood was developed and is currently being tested. This strategy involves ''turning up'' isochorismate synthase (ICS) through genetic engineering. Isochorismate synthase is the first enzyme in the AQ pathway branching from the shikimic acid pathway. In general, the level of enzyme activity at the first branch point or committed step controls the flux through a biosynthetic pathway. To test if the level of ICS regulates AQ biosynthesis in plant tissues, we proposed to over-express this synthase in plant cells. A partial cDNA encoding a putative ICS was available from the random cDNA sequencing project carried out with Arabidopsis thaliana. We used this putative plant ICS gene fragment to isolate and sequence a full-length ICS cDNA from Arabidopsis thaliana. The putative full-length cDNA encodes for a 569 amino acid protein of {approximately}62kDa. This sequence represents the first full-length ICS cDNA isolated from a plant. When inserted into E. coli, our isolated cDNA over-expressed ICS protein in the insoluble inclusion bodies. A plant expression vector containing the ICS cDNA, NP II for selection on the antibiotic kanamycin, and duplicated 35S-cauliflower mosaic virus promoter were inserted into Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain GV3101. Transformation experiments for insertion of these foreign genes into Populus deltoides 'C175' resulted in eight lines able to regenerate shoots and grow roots in the presence of kanamycin. Plants from these eight lines have acclimated to growth in sterile soil and will be moved to a greenhouse environment in spring 2001. Non rooted shoots from each line are currently being multiplied by shoot culture. When enough shoot tissue and/or greenhouse plant stem tissue is available, AQ analysis will be done and compared with non transformed control tissue.

  4. High-solids black liquor firing in pulp and paper industry Kraft recovery boilers. Final report, Phase 1, Volume 1: Executive summary

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    Southards, W.T.; Clement, J.L.; McIlroy, R.A.; Tharp, M.R.; Verrill, C.L.; Wessell, R.A.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is a multiple-phase effort to develop technologies to improve high-solids black liquor firing in pulp mill recovery boilers. The objectives are to develop a preliminary design of a recovery furnace simulator; evaluate the economics of high-solids; and delineate a project concept for evaluating candidate technologies to improve chemical recovery.

  5. Parallell to that, we observed a marked improvement of the feed efficiency that can be attributed to the good energy value of the sugar beet pulp for rabbits.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    for different kinds of fibre (hemicellulose, true cel- lulose and lignin) are not determined. Comparing lucerne diets based on lucerne, safflower meal, grape pomace and beet pulp. Though not significant, feeding safflower meal and lucerne produced a higher level of lactation as measured by three week fryer weights than

  6. Pulp and paper mill fibrous residuals in excavatable flowable fill Y.-m. Chun, T.R. Naik, & R.N. Kraus

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    Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of

    biological treatment of wastewater. Fiber reclaim is composed of wood cellulose fibers and moisture mills Fibrous residuals from pulp and paper mills include wastewater-treatment residuals (also called sludge), fiber reclaim, and screening rejects. The basic components of the wastewater-treatment residuals

  7. Detection of estrogen- and dioxin-like activity in pulp and paper mill black liquor and effluent using in vitro bioassays

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    Zacharewski, T.; Berhane, K.; Gillesby, B.; Burnison, K. [Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology; [National Water Research Inst., Burlington, Ontario (Canada). Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation Branch

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulp and paper mill effluent contains a complex mixture of compounds which adversely affect fish physiologically and at the population level. These effects include compromised reproductive fitness and the induction of mixed-function oxidase activities; two classic responses mediated by the estrogen and/or Ah receptor. In vitro recombinant receptor/reporter gene assays were used to examine pulp and paper mill black liquor and effluent for estrogenic, dioxin-like and antiestrogenic activities. Using MCF7 cells transiently transfected with a Gal4-estrogen receptor chimeric construct (Gal4-HEGO) and a Gal4-regulated luciferase reporter gene (17m5-G-Luc), it was estimated that black liquor contains 4 {+-} 2 ppb ``estrogen equivalents``, while negligible estrogenic activity was observed in a methanol-extracted pulp and paper mill effluent fraction (MF). A dioxin response element (DRE)-regulated luciferase reporter gene (pGudLucl.1) transiently transfected into Hepalclc7 wild type cells exhibited a dose-dependent increase in luciferase activity following treatment with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDO), black liquor and MF. Based on the dose response curves, black liquor and MF contain 10 {+-} 4 ppb and 20 {+-} 6 ppt ``TCDD equivalents``, respectively. Moreover, MF exhibited significant AhR-mediated antiestrogenic activity. These results demonstrate the utility of these bioassays and suggest that the effects observed in fish exposed to pulp and paper mill effluent may be due to unidentified ER and AhR ligands not detected by conventional chemical analysis due to the lack of appropriate chemical standards.

  8. & Mechanical Engineering

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    , robotics, and the development of new tools for integrated approaches to concurrent engineeringAME Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering #12;Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design complex Engineering (AME) students conduct basic and applied research within and across the usual disciplinary

  9. Elevated extracellular calcium increases expression of bone morphogenetic protein-2 gene via a calcium channel and ERK pathway in human dental pulp cells

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    Tada, Hiroyuki [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan)] [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan); Nemoto, Eiji, E-mail: e-nemoto@umin.ac.jp [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan)] [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan); Kanaya, Sousuke; Hamaji, Nozomu; Sato, Hisae; Shimauchi, Hidetoshi [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan)] [Division of Periodontology and Endodontology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan)

    2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Dental pulp cells, which have been shown to share phenotypical features with osteoblasts, are capable of differentiating into odontoblast-like cells and generating a dentin-like mineral structure. Elevated extracellular Ca{sup 2+}Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} has been implicated in osteogenesis by stimulating the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts; however, the role of Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} signaling in odontogenesis remains unclear. We found that elevated Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} increases bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 gene expression in human dental pulp cells. The increase was modulated not only at a transcriptional level but also at a post-transcriptional level, because treatment with Ca{sup 2+} increased the stability of BMP-2 mRNA in the presence of actinomycin D, an inhibitor of transcription. A similar increase in BMP-2 mRNA level was observed in other human mesenchymal cells from oral tissue; periodontal ligament cells and gingival fibroblasts. However, the latter cells exhibited considerably lower expression of BMP-2 mRNA compared with dental pulp cells and periodontal ligament cells. The BMP-2 increase was markedly inhibited by pretreatment with an extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) inhibitor, PD98059, and partially inhibited by the L-type Ca{sup 2+} channels inhibitor, nifedipine. However, pretreatment with nifedipine had no effect on ERK1/2 phosphorylation triggered by Ca{sup 2+}, suggesting that the Ca{sup 2+} influx from Ca{sup 2+} channels may operate independently of ERK signaling. Dental pulp cells do not express the transcript of Ca{sup 2+}-sensing receptors (CaSR) and only respond slightly to other cations such as Sr{sup 2+} and spermine, suggesting that dental pulp cells respond to Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} to increase BMP-2 mRNA expression in a manner different from CaSR and rather specific for Ca{sub o}{sup 2+} among cations.

  10. Carbon emissions reduction potential in the US chemicals and pulp and paper industries by applying CHP technologies

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    Khrushch, M.; Worrell, E.; Price, L.; Martin, N.; Einstein, D.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The chemical and the pulp/paper industries combined provide 55% of CHP generation in the US industry. Yet, significant potential for new CHP capacities exists in both industries. From the present steam consumption data, the authors estimate about 50 GW of additional technical potential for CHP in both industries. The reduced carbon emissions will be equivalent to 44% of the present carbon emissions in these industries. They find that most of the carbon emissions reductions can be achieved at negative costs. Depending on the assumptions used in calculations, the economic potential of CHP in these industries can be significantly lower, and carbon emissions mitigation costs can be much higher. Using sensitivity analyses, they determine that the largest effect on the CHP estimate have the assumptions in the costs of CHP technology, in the assumed discount rates, in improvements in efficiency of CHP technologies, and in the CHP equipment depreciation periods. Changes in fuel and electricity prices and the growth in the industries' steam demand have less of an effect. They conclude that the lowest carbon mitigation costs are achieved with the CHP facility is operated by the utility and when industrial company that owns the CHP unit can sell extra electricity and steam to the open wholesale market. Based on the results of the analyses they discuss policy implications.

  11. Overcoming the Recalcitrance of Cellulosic Biomass by Value Prior to Pulping: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-221

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    Lowell, A.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Value Prior to Pulping (VPP) project goal was to demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of introducing a new value stream into existing pulp and paper mills. Essentially the intent was to transfer the energy content of extracted hemicellulose from electricity and steam generated in the recovery boiler to a liquid transportation fuel. The hemicellulose fraction was extracted prior to pulping, fractionated, or conditioned if necessary, and fermented to ethanol. Commercial adaptation of the process to wood hemicelluloses was a prerequisite for using this less currently valued component available from biomass and wood. These hemicelluloses are predominately glucurono-xylan in hardwoods and galactoglucomannan in softwoods (with a significant softwood component of an arabino-xylan) and will yield fermentation substrates different from cellulose. NREL provided its expertise in the area of fermentation host evaluation using its Zymomonas strains on the CleanTech Partner's (CTP) VPP project. The project was focused on the production of fuel ethanol and acetic acid from hemicellulose streams generated from wood chips of industrially important hardwood and softwood species. NREL was one of four partners whose ethanologen was tested on the hydrolyzed extracts. The use of commercially available enzymes to treat oligomeric sugar extracts was also investigated and coupled with fermentation. Fermentations by NREL were conducted with the Zymomonas mobilis organism with most of the work being performed with the 8b strain. The wood extracts hydrolyzed and/or fermented by NREL were those derived from maple, mixed southern hardwoods, and loblolly pine. An unhydrolyzed variant of the mixed southern hardwood extract possessed a large concentration of oligomeric sugars and enzymatic hydrolysis was performed with a number of enzymes, followed by fermentation. The fermentation of the wood extracts was carried out at bench scale in flasks or small bioreactors, with a maximum volume of 500 mL.

  12. Computational mechanics

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    Goudreau, G.L.

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Computational mechanics

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    Raboin, P J

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Computational Mechanics thrust area is a vital and growing facet of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This work supports the development of computational analysis tools in the areas of structural mechanics and heat transfer. Over 75 analysts depend on thrust area-supported software running on a variety of computing platforms to meet the demands of LLNL programs. Interactions with the Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing and Modernization Program and the Defense Special Weapons Agency are of special importance as they support our ParaDyn project in its development of new parallel capabilities for DYNA3D. Working with DOD customers has been invaluable to driving this technology in directions mutually beneficial to the Department of Energy. Other projects associated with the Computational Mechanics thrust area include work with the Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (PNGV) for ''Springback Predictability'' and with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the ''Development of Methodologies for Evaluating Containment and Mitigation of Uncontained Engine Debris.'' In this report for FY-97, there are five articles detailing three code development activities and two projects that synthesized new code capabilities with new analytic research in damage/failure and biomechanics. The article this year are: (1) Energy- and Momentum-Conserving Rigid-Body Contact for NIKE3D and DYNA3D; (2) Computational Modeling of Prosthetics: A New Approach to Implant Design; (3) Characterization of Laser-Induced Mechanical Failure Damage of Optical Components; (4) Parallel Algorithm Research for Solid Mechanics Applications Using Finite Element Analysis; and (5) An Accurate One-Step Elasto-Plasticity Algorithm for Shell Elements in DYNA3D.

  14. High-solids black liquor firing in pulp and paper industry kraft recovery boilers: Phase Ia - Low-temperature gasifier evaluation. Final report, November 1, 1995--October 31, 1996

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    Southards, W.T.; Blude, J.D.; Dickinson, J.A. [and others

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project, conducted under The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC36-94GO10002/A002, was part of a multiple-phase effort to develop technologies that improve the energy efficiency and economics of chemical process recovery in the pulp and paper industry. The approach taken was to consider two major alternatives in two phases. Phase I, conducted previously, considered means to improve pulp mill recovery boilers using high-solids advanced combustion of black liquor; while this project, Phase la, considered means to recover kraft pulping mill process chemicals by low-temperature black liquor gasification. The principal steps previously proposed in this program were: (1) Evaluate these two technologies, high-solids advanced combustion and gasification, and then select a path forward using the more promising of these two options for future work. (2) Design and construct a pilot-scale unit based on the selected technology, and using that unit, develop the precompetitive data necessary to make commercialization attractive. (3) Develop and deploy a first-of-a-kind (FOAK) commercial unit in a kraft pulp mill. Phase I, which evaluated the high-solids advanced combustion option, was concluded in 1995. Results of that project phase were reported previously. This report describes the work conducted in Phase Ia. The work is described in Sections 1 through 4 and six appendices provide additional detail.

  15. suggesting that fibre may be the active fraction. In experiment 3, lucerne meal, oat hulls, beet pulp and wheat straw were compared, at the same level (7.8 p. 100) of dietary fibre. Only

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    suggesting that fibre may be the active fraction. In experiment 3, lucerne meal, oat hulls, beet pulp and wheat straw were compared, at the same level (7.8 p. 100) of dietary fibre. Only lucerne meal, the effectiveness of finely ground lucerne meal vs lucerne hay ad libitum was compared. Both forms of lucerne gave

  16. High-solids black liquor firing in pulp and paper industry kraft recovery boilers. Quarterly report, Phase 1a: Black liquor gasifier evaluation

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    NONE

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project phase addresses the following workscope: Conduct bench-scale tests of a low temperature, partial combustion gasifier; Prepare a gasifier pilot-plant preliminary design and cost estimate and prepare a budgetary cost estimate of the balance of the program; Outline a test program to evaluate gasification; Prepare an economic/market analysis of gasification and solicit pulp and paper industry support for subsequent phases; and Prepare a final report and conduct a project review prior to commencement of work leading to construction of any pilot scale components or facilities. The primary accomplishments included completion of installation of the bench-scale black liquor gasifier and supporting systems, preparing test plans and related safety procedures and detailed operating procedures, defining the functional design requirements and outlining the test plans for the pilot-scale gasifier, and preparing a preliminary economic assessment of the black liquor gasifier. This work accomplished under Phase 1a during this period is further described by task.

  17. Synopsis of the first cycle of the pulp and paper mill environmental effects monitoring program in the Atlantic region. Atlantic region surveillance report number EPS-5-AR-99-3

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    Parker, R.; Smith, N.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    May 1992 amendments to the Federal Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations included changes in effluent limits and a requirement for every Canadian pulp and paper mill to conduct an environmental effects monitoring (EEM) program in order to determine if the fish, fish habitat, and the utilization of the fishery resource were being adequately protected by the requirements of the Regulations. This report summarizes results of 17 EEM studies of the mills operating in the Atlantic region. Study components included: An adult fish survey; an invertebrate community survey; measurements for chlorinated dioxins and furans, if the mills used chlorine for bleaching; supporting water and sediment quality measurements; and a fish tainting study if there was any public concern about the tainting of fish. Monitoring techniques that produced useful results are identified along with areas where problems were encountered. Changes are recommended for the next cycle of the EEM program.

  18. Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining at Kraft Pulp and Paper Mills in the United States, Part A: Background and Assumptions

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    Larson, E. D.; Consonni, S.; Katofsky, R. E.; Iisa, K.; Frederick, W. J., Jr.

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercialization of black liquor and biomass gasification technologies is anticipated in the 2010-2015 time frame, and synthesis gas from gasifiers can be converted into liquid fuels using catalytic synthesis technologies that are already commercially established in the gas-to-liquids or coal-to-liquids industries. This set of two papers describes key results from a major assessment of the prospective energy, environmental, and financial performance of commercial gasification-based biorefineries integrated with kraft pulp and paper mills [1]. Seven detailed biorefinery designs were developed for a reference mill in the southeastern United States, together with the associated mass/energy balances, air emissions estimates, and capital investment requirements. The biorefineries provide chemical recovery services and co-produce process steam for the mill, some electricity, and one of three liquid fuels: a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude oil (which could be refined to vehicle fuels at an existing petroleum refinery), dimethyl ether (a diesel engine fuel or propane substitute), or an ethanol-rich mixed-alcohol product. This paper describes the key assumptions that underlie the biorefinery designs. Part B will present analytical results.

  19. High-solids black liquor firing in pulp and paper industry kraft recovery boilers: Phase 1 -- Final report. Volume 2: Project technical results

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    Southards, W.T.; Clement, J.L.; McIlroy, R.A.; Tharp, M.R.; Verrill, C.L.; Wessell, R.A.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is a multiple-phase effort to develop technologies to improve high-solids black liquor firing in pulp mill recovery boilers. The principal means to this end is to construct and operate a pilot-scale recovery furnace simulator (RFS) in which these technologies can be tested. The Phase 1 objectives are to prepare a preliminary design for the RFS, delineate a project concept for evaluating candidate technologies, establish industrial partners, and report the results. Phase 1 addressed the objectives with seven tasks: Develop a preliminary design of the RFS; estimate the detailed design and construction costs of the RFS and the balance of the project; identify interested parties in the paper industry and key suppliers; plan the Phase 2 and Phase 3 tests to characterize the RFS; evaluate the economic justification for high-solids firing deployment in the industry; evaluate high-solids black liquor property data to support the RFS design; manage the project and reporting results, which included planning the future program direction.

  20. Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop)

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    The position is a Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (One Mechanic Shop) located in Kent, Washington, and will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a field garage performing...

  1. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    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

  2. Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group The Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Thermal Group at LASP has STOP (Structural, Thermal, and Optical Performance) analyses of optical systems Thermal engineers lead evolved with the complexity of instrument design demands, LASP mechanical engineers develop advanced

  3. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Tufts University Retooling Our Energy Ecosystem: challengesMechanical engineering Department Seminar Robert J. Hannemann The Gordon Institute and Chair of the Tufts Department of Mechanical Engineering. His technical and academic interests

  4. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering It is a new beginning for innovative fundamental and applied and consolidation of bulk nanocrystalline materials using mechanical alloying, the alloy development and synthesis

  5. 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...

  6. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Ju Li Professor MIT Electrochemical-mechanical actions computational and experimental research on mechanical properties of materials, and energy storage and conversion Refreshments served at 10:45 AM The creation of a nanoscale electrochemical and mechanical testing platform

  7. Internal pipe attachment mechanism

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    Bast, R.M.; Chesnut, D.A.; Henning, C.D.; Lennon, J.P.; Pastrnak, J.W.; Smith, J.A.

    1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An attachment mechanism is described for repairing or extending fluid carrying pipes, casings, conduits, etc. utilizing one-way motion of spring tempered fingers to provide a mechanical connection between the attachment mechanism and the pipe. The spring tempered fingers flex to permit insertion into a pipe to a desired insertion depth. The mechanical connection is accomplished by reversing the insertion motion and the mechanical leverage in the fingers forces them outwardly against the inner wall of the pipe. A seal is generated by crushing a sealing assembly by the action of setting the mechanical connection. 6 figures.

  8. Bubble Size Control to Improve Oxygen-Based Bleaching: Characterization of Flow Regimes in Pulp-Water-Gas Three-Phase Flows

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    S.M. Ghiaasiaan and Seppo Karrila

    2006-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Flow characteristics of fibrous paper pulp-water-air slurries were investigated in a vertical circular column 1.8 m long, with 5.08 cm diameter. Flow structures, gas holdup (void fraction), and the geometric and population characteristics of gas bubbles were experimentally investigated, using visual observation, Gamma-ray densitometry, and flash X-ray photography. Five distinct flow regimes could be visually identified: dispersed bubbly, layered bubbly, plug, churn-turbulent, and slug. Flow regime maps were constructed, and the regime transition lines were found to be sensitive to consistency. The feasibility of using artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the identification of the flow regimes, using the statistical characteristics of pressure fluctuations measured by a single pressure sensor, was demonstrated. Local pressure fluctuations at a station were recorded with a minimally-intrusive transducer. Three-layer, feed-forward ANNs were designed that could identify the four major flow patterns (bubbly, plug, churn, and slug) well. The feasibility of a transportable artificial neural network (ANN) - based technique for the classification of flow regimes was also examined. Local pressures were recorded at three different locations using three independent but similar transducers. An ANN was designed, trained and successfully tested for the classification of the flow regimes using one of the normalized pressure signals (from Sensor 1). The ANN trained and tested for Sensor 1 predicted the flow regimes reasonably well when applied directly to the other two sensors, indicating a good deal of transportability. An ANN-based method was also developed, whereby the power spectrum density characteristics of other sensors were adjusted before they were used as input to the ANN that was based on Sensor 1 alone. The method improved the predictions. The gas-liquid interfacial surface area concentration was also measured in the study. The gas absorption technique was applied, using CO2 as the transferred species and sodium hydroxide as the alkaline agent in water. Statistical analysis was performed to identify the parametric dependencies. The experimental data were empirically correlated.

  9. Graduate School Engineering Mechanics

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    Franssen, Michael

    Mechanics c/o Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513, building W-hoog 2.113 5600 MB Eindhoven NL Tel on Engineering Mechanics, a joint initiative of the Eindhoven and Delft Universities of Technology Mechanics c/o Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513, building W-hoog 2.113 5600 MB Eindhoven NL

  10. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    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

  11. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION

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    Minnesota, University of

    UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IMPLEMENTATION DURING PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE Mn !! Performance Based Construction QA !! Unsaturated Soil Mechanics !! What We've Learned !! Next Steps #12.6-6.0 5 - 7 19 0.8 5 7 - 9 24 1.1 4 9 - 11 28 1.2 4 #12;Unsaturated Soil Mechanics #12;Fundamentals

  12. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering An experimental methodology is presented for mechanism Yang is a second graduate student in the department of mechanical engineering of ASU. He received his Jian Yang School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Arizona State University October 5

  13. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    efficient energy systems. Evelyn N. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering DepartmentMechanical engineering Department Seminar Evelyn Wang Depaprtment of Mechanical Engineering MIT Nanoengineered Surfaces: Transport Phenomena and Energy Applications 11:00 AM Friday, 5 April 2013 Room 245, 110

  14. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Domitilla Del Vecchio Department of Mechanical. A near future is envisioned in which re- engineered bacteria will turn waste into energy and kill cancer, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Laboratory for Information and Decision

  15. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    in Mechanical Engineering at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, working in Dr. MarcusMechanical & Aerospace Engineering The atomization of a liquid jet by a high speed cross.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2006 and M.S. degree

  16. Mechanical seal assembly

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

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Mechanical seal assembly

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Energy consumption in thermomechanical pulping

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    Marton, R.; Tsujimoto, N.; Eskelinen, E.

    1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Various components of refining energy were determined experimentally and compared with those calculated on the basis of the dimensions of morphological elements of wood. The experimentally determined fiberization energy of spruce was 6 to 60 times larger than the calculated value and that of birch 3 to 15 times larger. The energy consumed in reducing the Canadian standard freeness of isolated fibers from 500 to 150 ml was found to be approximately 1/3 of the total fiber development energy for both spruce and birch TMP. Chip size affected the refining energy consumption; the total energy dropped by approximately 30% when chip size was reduced from 16 mm to 3 mm in the case of spruce and approximately 40% for birch. 6 refs.

  19. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    operating in microfluidic environment, which can dynamically diverge, collimate and focus surface plasmons in 2012, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

  20. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Research Center. Currently he is an Assistant Prof. in the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering DepartmentMechanical engineering Department Seminar Cornel Sultan Virginia Tech Design for Control

  1. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Program of Study

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    Thomas, Andrew

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

  2. Yale University Mechanical Engineering

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    Dollar, Aaron M.

    ) #92474A029 (4x) #12;OpenHand Yale University Mechanical Engineering 3D Printer Requirements Current Majority of parts are designed to not require support material Authors do not know how well alternate 3D printers will produce adequate components #12;OpenHand Yale University Mechanical Engineering Finger

  3. Respiratory Mechanisms of Support

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    Kay, Mark A.

    Respiratory Mechanisms of Support Nasal Cannula Hi Flow Nasal Cannula CPAP Continuous positive the respiratory system is working to compensate for a metabolic issue so as to normalize the blood pH. HCO3 - 22 uses PIP Mechanical Ventilation: Volume vs. Pressure: Volume Control Pressure Control Cycle Volume Time

  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    Explore and understand applicable science Create new materials #12;Indian Railways #12;Wheel Impact Load automated system for On-Line estimation of Wheel Impact Loads and detection of Wheel Flats of running trains Detection System (WILD) #12;Derailment Mechanism Laboratory Tests Lab Brake Mechanism Placement of Sensors

  5. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Junjie Niu Postdoctoral Associate MIT Engineering Nano nanomaterials in applications of energy storage, biomedicine and chemo-mechanics. In 2007, Dr.Niu received young-structured Materials for Energy Storage 11:00 AM Friday, 14 February 2014 Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments

  6. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Abstract Solid materials used in energy conversion and storage Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University April 6, 2012 at 2:00pm in SCOB 252 School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy #12;

  7. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering The development of high-energy storage devices has been one energy capacity over 500 cycles. Teng Ma received his BS degree in Thermal and Power Engineering from Xi and Technology of China in 2009. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at School

  8. periodica polytechnica Mechanical Engineering

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    Gubicza, Jen

    structure. Keywords aluminium alloys nanostructured materials mechanical characterization X-thickness texture gradient produced by the different routes of DSR have been studied in Al 1050 aluminium alloy [15 routes on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al 7075 aluminium alloy. Microstructure

  9. Control of the accumulation of non-process elements and organic compounds in pulp mills with bleach filtrate reuse. Milestones and progress, Quarter 9 (July 1--September 30, 1998)

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    Frederick, W.J.; Laver, M.L.; Rorrer, G.L.; Rudie, A.W.; Schmidl, W.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The two approach changes that were discussed and recommended in the Quarter 8 (April 1--June 30, 1998) progress report have been implemented in the current project plan. The OLI software has been used to develop a preliminary process model for predicting the distribution of NPE`s in a two stage brownstock washer, and the OLI database has been upgraded to include improved chemical equilibrium data for metal-organic interactions. This exercise served as a tool to evaluate the data and methods developed in this study, and to demonstrate its utility to industry. The Weyerhaeuser-NAELS software has also been applied to predicting inorganic solubility behavior. Task C-1.2, Estimation of unavailable thermodynamic parameters (scheduled completion date: 12/97), has been combined with Task D-2.1, Evaluation of the estimation procedure (scheduled completion date: 3/99) with a new scheduled completion date of 8/99. A model for the adsorption of metal ions on wood pulp fibers will include transport effects as well as adsorption equilibrium, and will be combined with a brownstock washer model to evaluate its predictive capability in comparison with mill data, and to demonstrate the applicability of the results obtained in this project. Three tasks are behind schedule: Task A-2.3, Measurement of stability constants for wood organics with metal ions (scheduled completion date: 6/98), Task B-2.1, Measure metal adsorption isotherms on wood pulp (scheduled completion date: 9/97), and Task B-2.3, Measure metal ion adsorption kinetics for strongly adsorbing metal species (scheduled completion date: 3/98). The reasons and expected completion dates are discussed in the Performance Variances and Open Items section. All other tasks are either completed, on, or ahead of schedule.

  10. Mechanical code comparator

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

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. 07SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Dimitrova, Vania

    07SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES School of Mechanical Engineering FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Undergraduate Degrees 2015 #12;www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The School of Mechanical Engineering offers both a broad mechanical engineering degree

  12. Electronic door locking mechanism

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    Williams, G.L.; Kirby, P.G.

    1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is a motorized linkage for engaging a thumb piece in a door mechanism. The device has an exterior lock assembly with a small battery cell and combination lock. Proper entry by a user of a security code allows the battery to operate a small motor within the exterior lock assembly. The small motor manipulates a cam-plunger which moves an actuator pin into a thumb piece. The user applies a force on to the thumb piece. This force is transmitted by the thumb piece to a latch engagement mechanism by the actuator pin. The latch engagement mechanism operates the door latch. 6 figs.

  13. Mechanism of Gravity Impulse

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    Ning Wu

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well-known that energy-momentum is the source of gravitational field. For a long time, it is generally believed that only stars with huge masses can generate strong gravitational field. Based on the unified theory of gravitational interactions and electromagnetic interactions, a new mechanism of the generation of gravitational field is studied. According to this mechanism, in some special conditions, electromagnetic energy can be directly converted into gravitational energy, and strong gravitational field can be generated without massive stars. Gravity impulse found in experiments is generated by this mechanism.

  14. Rotary mechanical latch

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    Spletzer, Barry L.; Martinez, Michael A.; Marron, Lisa C.

    2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Ultralight, ultrastiff mechanical metamaterials

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    Zheng, Xiaoyu

    The mechanical properties of ordinary materials degrade substantially with reduced density because their structural elements bend under applied load. We report a class of microarchitected materials that maintain a nearly ...

  16. Mechanical Compression Heat Pumps

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    Apaloo, T. L.; Kawamura, K.; Matsuda, J.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to develop, design and test compressors built to meet the needs of the mechanically demanding industrial heat pump applications which often require high compression ratios and temperatures in excess of 200 degrees F. This paper will review the theoretical...

  17. Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)

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    The Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM), approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2010, is expected to result in 1,299 megawatts (MW) of new distributed generation ...

  18. Jar mechanism accelerator

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    Anderson, E.A.; Webb, D.D.

    1989-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an accelerator for use with a jar mechanism in a well pipe string to enhance the jarring impact delivered to a stuck object wherein the jar mechanism includes inner and outer members for connection, respectively, between the well pipe string the stuck object. The jar mechanism members are constructed to (1) restrict relative longitudinal movement therebetween to build up energy in the well pipe string and accelerator and then (2) to release the jar mechanism members for unrestrained, free relative longitudinal movement therebetween to engage jarring surfaces on the jar mechanism members for delivering a jarring impact to the stuck object. The accelerator includes: inner and outer telescopically connected members relatively movable longitudinally to accumulate energy in the accelerator; the inner and outer accelerator members each having means for connecting the accelerator in the well pipe string; means associated with the inner and outer members for initially accomodating a predetermined minimum length of unrestrained, free relative longitudinal movement between the inner and outer accelerator members.

  19. Program Transformation Mechanics A Classification of Mechanisms for Program Transformation

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Program Transformation Mechanics A Classification of Mechanisms for Program Transformation with a Survey of Existing Transformation Systems Jonne van Wijngaarden Eelco Visser UU-CS-2003-048 Institute Transformation Mechanics A Classification of Mechanisms for Program Transformation with a Survey of Existing

  20. Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    on the PI's current research on energy harvesting nanowires, Li-ion batteries, and PEM fuel cells. In energy nanowires from both modeling and in-situ quantitative microscopy perspectives. In Li-ion battery work, we-ion intercalation into nanowires. The last, electro-mechanical characterization of degraded and fresh electrode

  1. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Mechanical engineering Department Seminar Wynter J. Duncanson Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia Tech Smart' Bubbles for Acoustic Contrast in Oil Reservoirs 11:00 AM Friday, 19 April engineering from Boston University. Her doctoral research was devoted to designing surface architectures

  2. Mechanical engineering Department Seminar

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    Lin, Xi

    -electronics, soft robotics, and bio-integrated systems. Host: Basu #12;, Urbana-Champaign Mechanical Design and Fabrication Techniques for Bio-Electronic Systems 11:00 AM Friday, 7 February 2014 Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall Refreshments served at 10:45 AM Biological systems

  3. Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

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    Barrash, Warren

    * Engineering Statistics or Probability and Statistics* 3 ME 380 Kinematics & Machine Dynamics 4 ME, CE, or ENGRMechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE Differential Equations and Matrix Theory 4 ENGR 245 Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering 3 ENGR 210

  4. Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism

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    Malzbender, Tom (Hewlett Packard Laboratories) [Hewlett Packard Laboratories

    2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1900, a party of sponge divers chanced on the wreck of a Roman merchant vessel between Crete and mainland Greece. It was found to contain numerous ancient Greek treasures, among them a mysterious lump of clay that split open to reveal 'mathematical gears' as it dried out. This object is now known as the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the most enlightening artifacts in terms of revealing the advanced nature of ancient Greek science and technology. In 2005 we travelled to the National Archeological Museum in Athens to apply our Reflectance Imaging methods to the mechanism in the hopes of revealing ancient writing on the device. We were successful, and along with the results of Microfocus CT imaging, we are able to decipher 3000 characters compared with the original 800 known. This lead to an understanding that the device was a mechanical, astronomical computer from 150 B.C.E. capable of predicting solar and lunar eclipses along with other celestial events. This talk will overview both the imaging methods as well as what they reveal about the Antikythera Mechanism.

  5. STUDENT HANDBOOK MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Krstic, Miroslav

    accredited programs) Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics-long learning. A knowledge of contemporary issues. An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice. Additionally: Aerospace Engineering Knowledge of key

  6. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    implementation of predictive methods in commercial, numerical codes. Finally, opportunities for students University in 2007. During this time, he has been elected to several leadership positions within the ASME, including as the secretary of the ASME Research Committee on the Mechanics of Jointed Structures, he has

  7. ################### g VM Production Mechanisms

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    KaiC. Voss, Bonn University 1 Vector meson production at HERA ############################### ################# ############### ############ #################################### ######################################### ############################ #12; KaiC. Voss, Bonn University 2 Vector meson production at HERA # ################################################## ############################## ## ####################################### # # ## # ######## ### #### # # #12; KaiC. Voss, Bonn University 3 Vector meson production at HERA VM Production Mechanisms soft

  8. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Li, Teng

    Department of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Fast Facts Faculty Based on 2013 statistics from Master's Degrees Awarded 45 Doctorate Degrees Awarded Funding Fiscal Year 2013 $20M Total Research for Energetic Concepts Development Center for Environmental Energy Engineering Center for Risk and Reliability

  9. MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES

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    MECHANICAL TEST LAB CAPABILITIES Static and cyclic testing (ASTM and non-standard) Impact drop testing Slow-cycle fatigue testing High temperature testing to 2500F ASTM/ Boeing/ SACMA standard testing Ability to design and fabricate non-standard test fixtures and perform non-standard tests

  10. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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    Reisslein, Martin

    conductivity. Coupled with its low thermal conductivity, polymer thermoelectric composites are attractive and thermoelectric applications. I will show that the thermal conductivity of ultra-thin polymer films can both conductivity and phonon transport mechanisms over the past 2 decades, owing much to the challenging needs

  11. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Integration Specialist in the Smart Grid Technologies and Strategy Division of the California IndependentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar The Challenges of Renewable Energy Integration into the CAISO Grid Abstract I will be presenting who the CAISO is and what we do. We will also discuss where we

  12. Residential Mechanical Precooling

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    German, A.; Hoeschele, M.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research conducted by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation team evaluated mechanical air conditioner pre-cooling strategies in homes throughout the United States. EnergyPlus modeling evaluated two homes with different performance characteristics in seven climates. Results are applicable to new construction homes and most existing homes built in the last 10 years, as well as fairly efficient retrofitted homes.

  13. Potentials and policy implications of energy and material efficiency improvement

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    Worrell, Ernst; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Martin, Nathan; van den Broek, Richard; Block, Kornelis

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mechanical pulping Black liquor gasification/gasturbinefuels such as bark and black liquor, provide over 50% of the

  14. Control of the accumulation of non-process elements and organic compounds in pulp mills with bleach filtrate reuse. Milestones and progress, Quarter 8 (April 1--June 30, 1998)

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    Frederick, W.J.; Laver, M.L.; Rorrer, G.L.; Rudie, A.W.; Schmidl, W.

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Overall, this project is on schedule and proceeding as planned. Two approach changes are recommended. One is to rely on commercially developed software, in particular that developed by OLI Systems, Inc., and now being expanded in a collaborative effort between OLI Systems, Inc. and IPST to provide a simulation package for the pulp and paper industry and to integrate it with existing process simulation tools used by that industry. The second is the development of a detailed brownstock/bleached fiber washer model as a tool to evaluate the data and methods developed in this study, and to demonstrate its utility to industry. Both of these are discussed in more detail in the Approach Changes section of this report. Two tasks are behind schedule. They are Task A-2.3, Measurement of stability constants for wood organics with metal ions (scheduled completion date: 6/98), and Task C-1.2, Estimation of unavailable thermodynamic parameters (scheduled completion date: 12/97). The reasons and expected completion dates for these tasks are discussed in the Performance Variances and Open Items section of this report. All other tasks are either completed, or on or ahead of schedule.

  15. Mechanical Harvesting of Corn.

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    Sorenson, J. W. (Jerome Wallace); Smith, H. P. (Harris Pearson)

    1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - - TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. LEWIS, Director ' College Station, Texas BULLETIN 706 OCTOBER 1948 Mechanical Harvesting of Corn H. P. SMITH and J. W. SORENSON, JR. Department of Agricultural Engineering LlBRARY Atricaltr... of corn, from which they harvest about 77 million bushels valued at about 584 million. Most of the corn produced in Texas is harvested by hand. There were approximately 800 corn-picking machines of all types used in Texas in 1947. Texas farmers grow...

  16. WINTERTemplate Geochemical mechanisms of

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    Borissova, Daniela

    WINTERTemplate 01 Geochemical mechanisms of carbonate equilibria in the system CO2 -H2O-CaCO3 #12 dissolved in soil Dissolution of CaCO3 Precipitation of CaCO3 Physicochemical precipitation (prevention of the CO2 outgassing) #12;07Dissolution of CaCO3 H2CO3 HCO3 - CO3 2- H+ CO3 2- + H+ HCO3 - HCO3

  17. Mechanics of collective unfolding

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    M Caruel; J. -M Allain; L Truskinovsky

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanically induced unfolding of passive crosslinkers is a fundamental biological phenomenon encountered across the scales from individual macro-molecules to cytoskeletal actin networks. In this paper we study a conceptual model of athermal load-induced unfolding and use a minimalistic setting allowing one to emphasize the role of long-range interactions while maintaining full analytical transparency. Our model can be viewed as a description of a parallel bundle of N bistable units confined between two shared rigid backbones that are loaded through a series spring. We show that the ground states in this model correspond to synchronized, single phase configurations where all individual units are either folded or unfolded. We then study the fine structure of the wiggly energy landscape along the reaction coordinate linking the two coherent states and describing the optimal mechanism of cooperative unfolding. Quite remarkably, our study shows the fundamental difference in the size and structure of the folding-unfolding energy barriers in the hard (fixed displacements) and soft (fixed forces) loading devices which persists in the continuum limit. We argue that both, the synchronization and the non-equivalence of the mechanical responses in hard and soft devices, have their origin in the dominance of long-range interactions. We then apply our minimal model to skeletal muscles where the power-stroke in acto-myosin crossbridges can be interpreted as passive folding. A quantitative analysis of the muscle model shows that the relative rigidity of myosin backbone provides the long-range interaction mechanism allowing the system to effectively synchronize the power-stroke in individual crossbridges even in the presence of thermal fluctuations. In view of the prototypical nature of the proposed model, our general conclusions pertain to a variety of other biological systems where elastic interactions are mediated by effective backbones.

  18. ENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS BIO COMPOSITES FOR AVIATION

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    carbon composite general aviation aircraft); and Manager of Materials and Structures Research at Sikorsky temperature and bio material composite programs. In bio composite material programs Ron frequently worksENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARSENGINEERING MECHANICS SEMINARS BIO COMPOSITES FOR AVIATION Ron

  19. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Both faculty and students in mechanical engineering at

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    Gelfond, Michael

    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH Both faculty and students in mechanical engineering at Texas Tech work on a variety of research projects including heat transfer, combustion, and energetic materials analysis; human- centric design research; control science and engineering; computational fluid dynamics

  20. Quantum mechanical Carnot engine

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    Bender, C M; Meister, B K

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A cyclic thermodynamic heat engine runs most efficiently if it is reversible. Carnot constructed such a reversible heat engine by combining adiabatic and isothermal processes for a system containing an ideal gas. Here, we present an example of a cyclic engine based on a single quantum-mechanical particle confined to a potential well. The efficiency of this engine is shown to equal the Carnot efficiency because quantum dynamics is reversible. The quantum heat engine has a cycle consisting of adiabatic and isothermal quantum processes that are close analogues of the corresponding classical processes.

  1. Quantum mechanical Carnot engine

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    C. M. Bender; D. C. Brody; B. K. Meister

    2000-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A cyclic thermodynamic heat engine runs most efficiently if it is reversible. Carnot constructed such a reversible heat engine by combining adiabatic and isothermal processes for a system containing an ideal gas. Here, we present an example of a cyclic engine based on a single quantum-mechanical particle confined to a potential well. The efficiency of this engine is shown to equal the Carnot efficiency because quantum dynamics is reversible. The quantum heat engine has a cycle consisting of adiabatic and isothermal quantum processes that are close analogues of the corresponding classical processes.

  2. Efficiency of stripping mechanisms

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    F. Combes

    2003-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    There are several physical processes to remove gas from galaxies in clusters, with subsequent starvation and star formation quenching: tidal interactions between galaxies, or tidal stripping from the cluster potential itself, interactions with the hot intra-cluster medium (ICM) through ram pressure, turbulent or viscous stripping, or also outflows from star formation of nuclear activity, We review the observational evidence for all processes, and numerical simulations of galaxies in clusters which support the respective mechanisms. This allows to compare their relative efficiencies, all along cluster formation.

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

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    Waikato, University of

    the basic engineering sciences of thermal fluid science, separation processes, chemical reactions, unitMechanical 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

  4. The Mechanical Harvesting of Cotton.

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    Smith, H. P.; Killough, D. T.; Byrom, M. H.; Scoates, D.; Jones, D. L.

    1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stripping Rolls 45 Efficiency of the Texas Station Cotton Harvester --_-_.__---.__--___-.------- 47 --loping Varieties of Cotton to Meet the Needs of Mechanical Har- ~esting 54 owledgments 58 nary 58 List of Patents on Cotton Harvesters ' 60 ,ing ant... patent on a mechanical cotton picker, was apparently taken out in the year 1850. The development of a successful mechanical cotton harvester has been slow, due not only to the mechanical problems en- countered in handling the fiber, but also...

  5. Exploiting mechanical biomarkers in microfluidics

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    Exploiting mechanical biomarkers in microfluidics Xiaole Maoa and Tony Jun Huang*b DOI: 10.1039/c2 mechanical biomarkers in microfluidic devices. This trend makes sense because microfluidic devices often of mechanical biomarker- based microfluidic applications. We believe that these examples are just the tip

  6. Mechanical engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    . Mechanical engineering is a broad, versatile and creative discipline concerned with conversion of energyMechanical engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING DepartmentofMechanicalEngineering CollegeofEngineering t Home to nation's first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative energy technology

  7. Mechanical Engineering "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures" Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building "Good Enough" Rapid Compression Machine Experiments Presented by: Dr. Casey Allen Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University Abstract

  8. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

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    Northrup, Milton A. (Berkeley, CA); Ciarlo, Dino R. (Livermore, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Los Altos, CA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromechanical microstructures (microgrippers), either integrated circuit (IC) silicon-based or precision machined, to extend and improve the application of catheter-based interventional therapies for the repair of aneurysms in the brain or other interventional clinical therapies. These micromechanisms can be specifically applied to release platinum coils or other materials into bulging portions of the blood vessels also known as aneurysms. The "micro" size of the release mechanism is necessary since the brain vessels are the smallest in the body. Through a catheter more than one meter long, the micromechanism located at one end of the catheter can be manipulated from the other end thereof. The microgripper (micromechanism) of the invention will also find applications in non-medical areas where a remotely actuated microgripper or similar actuator would be useful or where micro-assembling is needed.

  9. PEBBLES Mechanics Simulation Speedup

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    Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pebble bed reactors contain large numbers of spherical fuel elements arranged randomly. Determining the motion and location of these fuel elements is required for calculating certain parameters of pebble bed reactor operation. These simulations involve hundreds of thousands of pebbles and involve determining the entire core motion as pebbles are recirculated. Single processor algorithms for this are insufficient since they would take decades to centuries of wall-clock time. This paper describes the process of parallelizing and speeding up the PEBBLES pebble mechanics simulation code. Both shared memory programming with the Open Multi-Processing API and distributed memory programming with the Message Passing Interface API are used in simultaneously in this process. A new shared memory lock-less linear time collision detection algorithm is described. This method allows faster detection of pebbles in contact than generic methods. These combine to make full recirculations on AVR sized reactors possible in months of wall clock time.

  10. Mechanics of Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Stephen Fairhurst

    1999-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of boundary conditions defining an undistorted, non-rotating isolated horizon are specified in general relativity. A space-time representing a black hole which is itself in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon. However, the definition is applicable in a more general context, such as cosmological horizons. Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced and their properties analyzed. Although their definitions do not refer to infinity, these quantities assume their standard values in the static black hole solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

  11. Microfabricated therapeutic actuator mechanisms

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Northrup, M.A.; Ciarlo, D.R.; Lee, A.P.; Krulevitch, P.A.

    1997-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromechanical microstructures (microgrippers), either integrated circuit (IC) silicon-based or precision machined, to extend and improve the application of catheter-based interventional therapies for the repair of aneurysms in the brain or other interventional clinical therapies. These micromechanisms can be specifically applied to release platinum coils or other materials into bulging portions of the blood vessels also known as aneurysms. The ``micro`` size of the release mechanism is necessary since the brain vessels are the smallest in the body. Through a catheter more than one meter long, the micromechanism located at one end of the catheter can be manipulated from the other end thereof. The microgripper (micromechanism) of the invention will also find applications in non-medical areas where a remotely actuated microgripper or similar actuator would be useful or where micro-assembling is needed. 22 figs.

  12. Mechanisms of chemical phototoxicity

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    Yurkow, E.J.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Psoralens in combination with ultraviolet light (PUVA) are phototoxic and potent modulators of epidermal cell growth and differentiation. Using an in vitro cell culture model, the effects of psoralens and UVA light on the growth of epidermal cells were investigated. It was found that psoralen and UVA light interact synergistically to inhibit the growth of cells in culture. This synergism was also observed in the ability of PUVA to inhibit DNA synthesis, decrease cell survival, cause mutations and form psoralen-DNA adducts. Using a cell culture model for the differentiation of melanocytes, PUVA was also found to be a potent inducer of melanogenesis as evidenced by its ability to increase cellular tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for melanin biosynthesis. Results from these studies indicate that PUVA can induce dramatic alterations in the growth rate and differentiation state of cells at dosage levels which are associated with minimal DNA damage. These findings are in conflict with the general assumption that the biological effects of psoralens and UVA light are associated with their ability to bind covalently to and cross-link DNA. Therefore, the author investigated the possibility that sites of action, other than DNA, are involved in the mechanism(s) by which photoactivated psoralens modulate epidermal cell growth and differentiation. The author's laboratory has found that mammalian epidermal cells contain specific, saturable, high-affinity binding sites for the psoralens that are distinct from DNA. This receptor for the psoralens, photolabeled with ({sup 3}H)-8-methoxysporalen, was visualized following sodium dodecyl sulfatepolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The psoralen receptor is shown to be a 22,000 dalton protein located in nonnuclear fractions of cell extracts.

  13. Preliminary analysis of the state of the art of robotics and precision engineering and evaluation of potential for improved energy utilization in the pulp, paper, and related energy-consuming processes. Final report

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    None

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was undertaken to conduct a preliminary analysis of the state of the art of two technologies, robotics and precision engineering, and to evaluate their potential for improved energy utilization in the pulp, paper, and related energy consuming processes. Activity in the robotics field is growing rapidly, most activity being related to the development of smart robots rather than to systems. There is a broad base of support, both in industry and the universities, for upgrading robot machine capabilities. A large part of that support is associated with visualization and tactile sensors which facilitate assembly, placement, inspection, and tracking. Progress in this area is relatively rapid and development times are short for specifically engineered applications. The critical path in the development of robotic systems lies in the generation of reliable sensor signals. Robotic systems require a broad spectrum of sensors from which hierarchical logic systems can draw decision making information. This requirement resulted in the establishment of a program at the National Bureau of Standards which is attempting to develop a spectrum of sensor capabilities. Such sensors are applicable to robotic system automatic process control in a variety of energy-intensive industries. Precision engineering is defined as the generation or manufacture of components wherein geometry, dimension, and surface finish are controlled to within several hundred Angstroms in single point turning operations. Investigation into the state of the art of precision engineering in the United States finds that this capability exists in several national laboratories and is intended to be used exclusively for the development of weapons. There is an attempt at the present time by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to expand its capability into industry. Several corporations are now beginning to develop equipment to support the precision engineering field.

  14. CRADA Final Report: Materials Development For Pulp and Paper Mills, Task 9 Proof of Commercial Concept: Commodity Carbon Fibers From Weyerhaeuser Lignin Based Fibers

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    Paulauskas, Felix L [ORNL; Naskar, Amit K [ORNL; Ozcan, Soydan [ORNL; Keiser, James R [ORNL; Gorog, John Peter [Weyerhaeuser Company

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tasks were assigned to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers for the development of lignin-based carbon fiber from a specific precursor that was produced by the Participant (Weyerhaeuser Corporation). These tasks included characterization of precursor polymers and fibers; and the development of conversion parameters for the fibers. ORNL researchers provided recommendations for in-house characterization of the precursor at the participant's laboratory. During the early stage of the precursor fiber production trials of various spools of fibers with varied compositions were produced. Some of those samples were sent to ORNL (by the Participant) for the development of conversion protocol. The trial tow samples were oxidized at ORNL's precursor evaluation system (PES), a bench-scale facility consisting of an oven, filament winder, tension controller, and a let off creel. The PES is a modular tool useful for the development of precursor conversion protocol. It can handle a single filament to a large single tow (50k filaments). It can also offer precise tensioning for few-filament tows. In the PES, after oxidation, fibers are typically carbonized first at low temperature, {le} 600 C, and subsequently at a higher temperature, {le} 1200 C with controlled residence time. ORNL has recently installed a new carbonization furnace with 1700 C limit and a furnace with 2500 C capacity is under installation. A protocol for the oxidation and carbonization of the trial precursor fibers was developed. Oxidized fiber with a density of 1.46 g/cc (oxidation time: 90 min) shows qualitative flame retardancy via simple flame test (fibers do not catch fire or shrink when exposed to flame). Oxidized and carbonized filaments of the Weyerhaeuser precursor fibers show moderate mechanical properties and 47-51 % carbon yield (based on oxidized fiber mass) after carbonization between 1000-1400 C. The properties of fibers from nonoptimized composition and processing parameters indicate the potential of low-cost, low-end carbon fibers based on renewable resource materials. Further work is necessary to produce high quality precursor and the corresponding carbonized filaments of superior properties.

  15. INL '@work' heavy equipment mechanic

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    Christensen, Cad

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INL's Cad Christensen is a heavy equipment mechanic. For more information about INL careers, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  16. THERMODYNAMICS AND MECHANISMS OF SINTERING

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    Pask, J.A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    E. Hoge and Joseph A. Pask, "Thermodynamics of So:!.id StateJoseph A. Pask, "Thermodynamics and Geometric Considerations8419 r- ,y / ( /)~; - - I THERMODYNAMICS AND MECHANISMS OF

  17. COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS: CYCLIC, OSCILLATORY,

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    Bechtel, William

    COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS: CYCLIC, OSCILLATORY, AND AUTONOMOUS William Bechtel and Adele- nomological framework and its focus on laws as the primary explanatory vehicle; for them, a scientific

  18. INL '@work' heavy equipment mechanic

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    Christensen, Cad

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    INL's Cad Christensen is a heavy equipment mechanic. For more information about INL careers, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  19. Unique Auxin Regulation Mechanism Discovered

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Mechanism Discovered Print The plant hormone auxin regulates many plant growth and development processes, including shoot growth, root branching, fruit ripening, tropisms,...

  20. Department of Mechanical Engineering "From Compliant Mechanisms to

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    in structural, mechanical, and electronic integration could lend themselves to advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing with materials specialized in electro- mechanical sensing and actuation in addition Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1995; BoeingA.D. Welliver

  1. The equivalence principle in classical mechanics and quantum mechanics

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    Philip D. Mannheim

    2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss our understanding of the equivalence principle in both classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. We show that not only does the equivalence principle hold for the trajectories of quantum particles in a background gravitational field, but also that it is only because of this that the equivalence principle is even to be expected to hold for classical particles at all.

  2. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND DEFORMATION MECHANISMS OF A COMMERCIALLY PURE TITANIUM

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND DEFORMATION MECHANISMS OF A COMMERCIALLY PURE TITANIUM S. NEMAT titanium (CP-Ti) is systematically investigated in quasi-static (Instron, servohydraulic) and dynamic (UCSD Acta Metallurgica Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Titanium

  3. Department of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate programmes

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    in one of five areas without giving up the breadth of knowledge needed by a practicing engineer. OurDepartment of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate programmes Aerospace Engineering Automotive Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design & Innovation Mechanical

  4. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    engineering (for example, computer-aided-design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), energy engineering, mechanical1 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Engineering and Applied Mechanics? ........................................................................3

  5. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Petroleum Engineering Minor

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    Calgary, University of

    of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering for their petroleum engineering minor. As well, mechanical engineeringMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Petroleum Engineering Minor The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a minor in petroleum engineering within the mechanical engineering major

  6. MASTER OF SCIENCE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    ;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 70 REDUCTION OF MARINE GAS TURBINE EXHAUST INFRARED SIGNATURE Joseph D. Gombas radiation signature of the exhaust plume from a gas turbine powered ship. The concepts fell into three69 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING A PARAMETRIC DESIGN STUDY OF InGaAs MICRO

  7. Northern Illinois University Mechanical Engineering

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    and/or apply engineering knowledge to address societal needs; and to provide quality professionalNorthern Illinois University Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program 2013-2014 Engineering Building, room 226 Phone: 815-753-9979 www.niu.edu/me #12;DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING NORTHERN

  8. Relativistic forces in Lagangian mechanics

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    J. Muoz Daz

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We give a general definition of \\emph{relativistic force} in the context of Lagrangian mechanics. Once this is done we prove that the only relativistic forces which are linear on the velocities are those coming from differential 2-forms defined on the configuration space. In this sense, electromagnetic fields provide a mechanical system with the simplest type of relativistic forces.

  9. Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE)

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE) Department of Electronic & Electrical and electrical engineering are in great demand because of their ability to work on complex interdisciplinary and become an expert in the core areas of both mechanical and electrical engineering. Subject aims

  10. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    and Applied Mechanics? Mechanical engineering and applied mechanics is the study of energy conversion, forces or more areas in mechanical engineering such as computer-aided-design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), energyUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University

  11. Qualitative insights on fundamental mechanics

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    G. N. Mardari

    2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The gap between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics has an important interpretive implication: the Universe must have an irreducible fundamental level, which determines the properties of matter at higher levels of organization. We show that the main parameters of any fundamental model must be theory-independent. They cannot be predicted, because they cannot have internal causes. However, it is possible to describe them in the language of classical mechanics. We invoke philosophical reasons in favor of a specific model, which treats particles as sources of real waves. Experimental considerations for gravitational, electromagnetic, and quantum phenomena are outlined.

  12. Phase space quantum mechanics - Direct

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    Nasiri, S.; Sobouti, Y.; Taati, F. [Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Department of Physics, Zanjan University, Zanjan (Iran); Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, D-78457 Sanadaj (Iran)

    2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional approach to quantum mechanics in phase space (q,p), is to take the operator based quantum mechanics of Schroedinger, or an equivalent, and assign a c-number function in phase space to it. We propose to begin with a higher level of abstraction, in which the independence and the symmetric role of q and p is maintained throughout, and at once arrive at phase space state functions. Upon reduction to the q- or p-space the proposed formalism gives the conventional quantum mechanics, however, with a definite rule for ordering of factors of noncommuting observables. Further conceptual and practical merits of the formalism are demonstrated throughout the text.

  13. Senior Mechanical Engineer Company Description

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    for manufacturability and familiarity with six-sigma tools preferred. Strong analytical and problem solving skills-on experience developing and launching electro-mechanical products, preferable in military or automotive

  14. Mechanism design with approximate types

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    Zhu, Zeyuan Allen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In mechanism design, we replace the strong assumption that each player knows his own payoff type exactly with the more realistic assumption that he knows it only approximately: each player i only knows that his true type ...

  15. Quantum Mechanics of Neutrino Oscillations

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    C. Giunti; C. W. Kim

    2000-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a simple but general treatment of neutrino oscillations in the framework of quantum mechanics using plane waves and intuitive wave packet principles when necessary. We attempt to clarify some confusing statements that have recently appeared in the literature.

  16. The Newton Wonder in Mechanics

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    Donald Lynden-Bell

    2000-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Application of Newton's ideas from "Principia" gives many new results in mechanics. Here we explore the question ``What form of extra force will maintain the magnitude of a vector constant of the motion while changing its direction?''

  17. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Challenges through Modeling, Control and Design Micheal Zinn Associate Professor, Mechanical & Biomedical overcome them, we have undertaken a coordinated effort to develop improved modeling, controls, and device manipulation approaches. The modeling investigation has focused on developing improved models by which

  18. Time Gravity and Quantum Mechanics

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    W. G. Unruh

    1993-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Time plays different roles in quantum mechanics and gravity. These roles are examined and the problems that the conflict in the roles presents for quantum gravity are briefly summarised.

  19. Statistical mechanics of gene competition

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    Venegas-Ortiz, Juan; Ortiz, Juan Venegas

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical mechanics has been applied to a wide range of systems in physics, biology, medicine and even anthropology. This theory has been recently used to model the complex biochemical processes of gene expression and ...

  20. STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND FIELD THEORY

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    Samuel, S.A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    York. K. Bardakci, Field Theory for Solitons, II, BerkeleyFart I Applications of Field Theory Methods to StatisticalStatistical Mechanics to Field Theory Chapter IV The Grand

  1. Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) (California)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM), approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2010, is expected to result in 1,299 megawatts (MW) of new distributed generation...

  2. FORESTRY COMMISSION Mechanical Engineering Services

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    1 FORESTRY COMMISSION Mechanical Engineering Services TENDER SALE of surplus Forestry Commission to be in Sterling. 3. Tenders will be subject to VAT @ 20% 4. The Forestry Commission reserves the right

  3. Engineering Mechanics Annual Report 2001

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    Franssen, Michael

    Engineering Mechanics Annual Report 2001 Graduate School Engineering Mechanics c/o Eindhoven themes 1.5 1.7 Education 1.7 1.8 General description of developments in 2001 1.9 1.9 Aggregated input and output for 2001 1.11 1.10 Overview of input and output per participating group, 2001 1.13 1.11 Overview

  4. Calibration of Cotton Planting Mechanisms.

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    Smith, H. P. (Harris Pearson); Byrom, Mills H. (Mills Herbert)

    1936-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    per foot. To obtain a perfect stand of one plant to Foot, a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 11 plants per foot wonld have to be thinned out. The number for picker wheel- drop planting mechanisms ranged from a minimum of 2 to a maxi- mum of 27 plants... per foot, requiring the removal of from 1 to 26 nlants per foot to leave one plant per foot. CONTENTS Introduction History of cotton planter development ------------.---------------------------------- Cottonseed planting mechanisms Requirements...

  5. Optomechanical conversion by mechanical turbines

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    Milos Knezevic; Mark Warner

    2014-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Liquid crystal elastomers are rubbers with liquid crystal order. They contract along their nematic director when heated or illuminated. The shape changes are large and occur in a relatively narrow temperature interval, or at low illumination, around the nematic-isotropic transition. We present a conceptual design of a mechanical, turbine-based engine using photo-active liquid crystal elastomers to extract mechanical work from light. Its efficiency is estimated to be 40%.

  6. Methane production from ozonated pulp mill effluent

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    Bremmon, C.E.; Jurgensen, M.F.; Patton, J.T.

    1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study was made of the production of methane from desugared spent sulfite liquor (SSL) reacted with ozone. The ozonated SSL was fed continuously to three anaerobic fermenters for three months as the sole source of carbon and energy. The fermenters were inoculated with anaerobic bacteria obtained from sewage sludge and acclimated for 1 month in ozonated SSL prior to continuous fermentation. Chemical and biological parameters such as COD, BOD, total sulfur content, redox potential, pH, fatty acid composition, and methane bacteria populations were monitored to determine changes in the SSL during fermentation. Methane production from ozone-treated SSL averaged 1.7 liters/ liter or 17 ml of CH/sub 4/ produced/gram of volatile solids fed. Fatty acis analysis of fermenter effluent indicated a net production of 58 mM/ liter of acetate during ozonated SSL fermentation. This acetic acid production shows future potential for further fermentation by protein-producing yeast. Although the rate of conversion of volatile solids to CH/sub 4/ in this process was not competitive with domestic or agricultural waste digesters, this study did indicate the potential benefits of ozonating organic wastes for increased methane fermentation yields.

  7. DENTAL ANOMALIES I. ABNORMALITIES OF DENTAL PULP

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    , the roots of a deciduous tooth undergo resorption before the tooth exfoliates. This is a normal physiologic resorption occurs before exfoliation of tooth. Fig. 10-4 Incomplete physiologic root resorption resulting result in the exfoliation of the crown or a spontaneous fracture of the root. #12;OD17-10/2 Page 5 Fig

  8. Pulp & Paper Industry Corrosion Problems: Past Dilemmas

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    Das, Suman

    Additional Materials Available 1930 Austenitic Stainless Steels 18/8 Duplex Stainless Steel, Type 329 Ni Arc Welding No Welding Yet for Stainless Steel 12 #12;11/12/2014 7 Ni-Resist Applications 1930 13 Ni Stainless Steel in 1945 GTAW, GMAW Developed Carbon Steel Welding SMAW, SAW, Oxyacetylene 21 Historical

  9. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical,

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    Rohs, Remo

    including control of turbulence, emerging fuel cell technologies, computational fluid mechanics, ground skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

  10. Statistical mechanics of Yang-Mills classical mechanics

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    Bannur, Vishnu M. [Department of Physics, University of Calicut, Kerala-673 635 (India)

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical mechanics (SM) of Yang-Mills classical mechanics is studied by using a toy model that resembles chaotic quartic oscillators. This nonlinear system attains the thermodynamic equilibrium not by collisions, which is generally assumed in SM, but by chaotic dynamics. This is a new mechanism of thermalization that may be relevent to the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) formation in relativistic heavy-ion collisions because the interactions governing QGP involve quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which is a Yang-Mills theory [SU(3)]. The thermalization time is estimated from the Lyapunov exponent. The Lyapunov exponent is evaluated using the recently developed monodromy matrix method. We also discuss the physical meaning of thermalization and SM in this system of few degrees in terms of chromo-electric and chromomagnetic fields. One of the consequence of thermalization, such as equipartition of energy and dynamical temperature, is also numerically verified.

  11. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley

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    Keaveny, Tony

    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley http://me.berkeley.edu Albert Pisano;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University of California at Berkeley 567567 Undergraduate Students Members24 Staff Members 24 Staff Members24 Staff Members #12;MECHANICAL ENGINEERING University

  12. Majorana Electroformed Copper Mechanical Analysis

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    Overman, Nicole R.; Overman, Cory T.; Kafentzis, Tyler A.; Edwards, Danny J.; Hoppe, Eric W.

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is a large array of ultra-low background high-purity germanium detectors, enriched in 76Ge, designed to search for zero-neutrino double-beta decay. The DEMONSTRATOR will utilize ultra high purity electroformed copper for a variety of detector components and shielding. A preliminary mechanical evaluation was performed on the Majorana prototype electroformed copper material. Several samples were removed from a variety of positions on the mandrel. Tensile testing, optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy, and hardness testing were conducted to evaluate mechanical response. Analyses carried out on the Majorana prototype copper to this point show consistent mechanical response from a variety of test locations. Evaluation shows the copper meets or exceeds the design specifications.

  13. Mechanical instability at finite temperature

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    Xiaoming Mao; Anton Souslov; Carlos I. Mendoza; T. C. Lubensky

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Many physical systems including lattices near structural phase transitions, glasses, jammed solids, and bio-polymer gels have coordination numbers that place them at the edge of mechanical instability. Their properties are determined by an interplay between soft mechanical modes and thermal fluctuations. In this paper we investigate a simple square-lattice model with a $\\phi^4$ potential between next-nearest-neighbor sites whose quadratic coefficient $\\kappa$ can be tuned from positive negative. We show that its zero-temperature ground state for $\\kappa power-law behavior of the shear modulus as a function of temperature. We expect our study to provide a general framework for the study of finite-temperature mechanical and phase behavior of other systems with a large number of floppy modes.

  14. Quantum Mechanical Clock and Classical Relativistic Clock

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    2004-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A cyclic nature of quantum mechanical clock is discussed as ``quantization of time." Quantum mechanical clock is seen to be equivalent to the relativistic classical clock.

  15. Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement...

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

    By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Thermoelectric Materials By Design: Mechanical Reliability (Agreement 14957) Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle...

  16. Shaoxing Jinggong Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Shaoxing Jinggong Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute Company SJMERI Jump to: navigation, search Name: Shaoxing Jinggong Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute...

  17. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies...

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

    Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies Presented at the Department of Energy Fuel Cell Projects Kickoff...

  18. Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects | Department...

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

    Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Projects On December 5, 2013, the White House released Federal Leadership on Energy...

  19. On the foundation of Mechanics

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    Ricardo J. Alonso-Blanco; Jess Muoz-Daz

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This note is an extended version of "A note on the foundations of Mechanics", arXiv: 1404.1321 [math-ph]. A presentation of its contents was given in a talk in memorial homage to the professor Juan B. Sancho Guimer\\'a. For this reason, it was written in spanish language. The matter of the note is a systematic foundation of the most classical part of Mechanics. The content by sections is: 0) Notions and basic results, 1) Conservative systems 2) Time. Time constraints, 3) Proper time. Relativistic forces, 4) Electromagnetic fields, 5) On the Hamilton-Noether Principle, 6) Schr\\"odinger equation.

  20. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHighand Retrievals from a NewCuneo Matthew1, 20121+MechanicalMechanical

  1. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Madison as an Honorary Fellow in 2012 after retiring from General Motors Research & DevelopmentMechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series Ignition and Flame Growth in Spray-Guided Stratified-Charge Gasoline Engines Dr. Todd Fansler Engine Research Center University of Wisconsin - Madison

  2. Nonlinear friction in quantum mechanics

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    Roumen Tsekov

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of nonlinear friction forces in quantum mechanics is studied via dissipative Madelung hydrodynamics. A new thermo-quantum diffusion equation is derived, which is solved for the particular case of quantum Brownian motion with a cubic friction. It is extended also by a chemical reaction term to describe quantum reaction-diffusion systems with nonlinear friction as well.

  3. All are welcome! Mechanical Engineering

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    Hickman, Mark

    Mechanical Engineering Seminar Room E547 Bobbin Friction Stir Welding: Process Optimisation for Joining Wet-Deck Panels in Marine Applications Mohammad Sued, UC ME PhD-cand. Abstract: Friction stir welding (FSW although BFSW process and conventional friction stir welding (CFSW) process are similar but yet

  4. GETTING AROUND THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    GETTING AROUND THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT G A M E D Keep this guide to the ME;2 Guide to Undergraduate Study in MechE #12;MechE Undergraduate Office 3 Contents CONTENTS 3 MECHE Requirement 39 SB Thesis Requirement 41 #12;4 Guide to Undergraduate Study in MechE SPECIAL PROGRAMS 43

  5. SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy

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    Zhang, Guangyu

    SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin.1007/s11433-012-4970-8 Carbon-based spintronics CHEN Peng & ZHANG GuangYu* Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

  6. From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics?

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    Steinhoff, Heinz-Jrgen

    From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics? Dresden, 22.11.2004 Jochen Gemmer Universitat Osnabr to thermodynamical behavior Quantum approach to thermodynamical behavior The route to equilibrium Summary of thermodynamical behavior entirely on the basis of Hamilton models and Schrodinger-type quantum dynamics. define

  7. Mechanical scriber for semiconductor devices

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    Lin, P.T.

    1985-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanical scriber using a scribing tip, such as a diamond, provides controlled scriber forces with a spring-loaded compound lever arrangement. The scribing force and range of scribing depth are adjusted by a pair of adjustable micrometer heads. A semiconductor device, such as a multilayer solar cell, can be formed into scribed strips at each layer. 5 figs.

  8. Mechanical scriber for semiconductor devices

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    Lin, Peter T. (East Brunswick, NJ)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanical scriber using a scribing tip, such as a diamond, provides controlled scriber forces with a spring-loaded compound lever arrangement. The scribing force and range of scribing depth are adjusted by a pair of adjustable micrometer heads. A semiconductor device, such as a multilayer solar cell, can be formed into scribed strips at each layer.

  9. Statistical mechanics of the vacuum

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    Christian Beck

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The vacuum is full of virtual particles which exist for short moments of time. In this paper we construct a chaotic model of vacuum fluctuations associated with a fundamental entropic field that generates an arrow of time. The dynamics can be physically interpreted in terms of fluctuating virtual momenta. This model leads to a generalized statistical mechanics that distinguishes fundamental constants of nature.

  10. Battery Vent Mechanism And Method

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

    2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  11. Experiments Testing Multiobject Allocation Mechanisms

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    Ledyard, John O.

    . The simultaneous discrete auction process used by the Federal Communications Commission to allocate Personal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mechanism to sell the spectrum, over 130 auctions were run under Communications licenses was contrasted with a sequential auction and a combinatorial auction over a variety

  12. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering John Stuart

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering John Stuart Paul Washburn Co-Chairs MIE IAB Meeting #12;2Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Dean Tim Anderson #12;3Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Strategic vision for growing College Goal Method Current resources #12;4Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  13. QUALITATIVE REASONING ABOUT FLUIDS AND MECHANICS

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    Forbus, Kenneth D.

    which include both me- chanical mechanisms and fluids, such as internal combustion engines and hydraulic

  14. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    engineering (for example, computer-aided-design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), energy engineering, mechanicalUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania September 2009 www.me.upenn.edu #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Mechanical Engineering and Applied

  15. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality EnErgy Environ m Ent HEaltH mat Overview The Courses Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) Mechanical Engineering With International Study (MEng / BEng) Aero-Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) E N T r y F A Q S A p p l y i n g C a m p u

  16. Mechanical Engineering Larry L. Howell, Chair

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    Hart, Gus

    with concepts, ideas, and products that are primarily mechanical or energy related. Mechanical engineeringMechanical Engineering Larry L. Howell, Chair 435-A CTB, (801) 422-2625 Ira A. Fulton College program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering carries special enrollment limitations at the junior

  17. Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

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    Furlong, Cosme

    -unload cycle #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Strain energy: z F U 2 Strain energy Average force energy density: 2 1 V U u (area) #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Strain energy: resilienceMechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

  18. Mechanical Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Mechanical Engineering Turning Ideas into Reality EnErgy Environ m Ent HEaltH matEria ls transpo rt u r s e s ? Home The Department Overview The Courses Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) Mechanical Engineering With International Study (MEng / BEng) Aero-Mechanical Engineering (MEng / BEng) #12;tHE DEpartm

  19. DOE fundamentals handbook: Mechanical science. Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Science Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mechanical components and mechanical science. The handbook includes information diesel engines, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, and miscellaneous mechanical components. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the construction and operation of mechanical components that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  20. Locking mechanism for indexing device

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    Lindemeyer, Carl W. (Aurora, IL)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a locking mechanism for an indexing spindle. A conventional r gear having outwardly extending teeth is affixed to the spindle. Also included is a rotatably mounted camshaft whose axis is arranged in skewed relationship with the axis of the spindle. A disk-like wedge having opposing camming surfaces is eccentrically mounted on the camshaft. As the camshaft is rotated, the camming surfaces of the disc-like member are interposed between adjacent gear teeth with a wiping action that wedges the disc-like member between the gear teeth. A zero backlash engagement between disc-like member and gear results, with the engagement having a high mechanical advantage so as to effectively lock the spindle against bidirectional rotation.

  1. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, A.R.

    1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.

  2. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, Arnold R. (6006 Allentown Dr., Spring, TX 77389)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer (11) at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer (11) to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator (10) to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator.

  3. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, Arnold R. (6006 Allentown Dr., Spring, TX 77379)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer (11) at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer (11) to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator (10) to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing he evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator.

  4. Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Vobach, A.R.

    1987-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.

  5. The Schwinger mechanism and graphene

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    Danielle Allor; Thomas D. Cohen; David A. McGady

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The Schwinger mechanism, the production of charged particle-antiparticle pairs in a macroscopic external electric field, is derived for 2+1 dimensional theories. The rate of pair production per unit area for four species of massless fermions, with charge $q$, in a constant electric field $E$ is given by $ \\pi^{-2} \\hbar^{-3/2} \\tilde{c}^{-1/2} (q E)^{3/2} $ where $\\tilde{c}$ is the speed of light for the two-dimensional system. To the extent undoped graphene behaves like the quantum field-theoretic vacuum for massless fermions in 2+1 dimensions, the Schwinger mechanism should be testable experimentally. A possible experimental configuration for this is proposed. Effects due to deviations from this idealized picture of graphene are briefly considered. It is argued that with present day samples of graphene, tests of the Schwinger formula may be possible.

  6. Particle Suspension Mechanisms - Supplemental Material

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    Dillon, M B

    2011-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This supplemental material provides a brief introduction to particle suspension mechanisms that cause exfoliated skin cells to become and remain airborne. The material presented here provides additional context to the primary manuscript and serves as background for designing possible future studies to assess the impact of skin cells as a source of infectious aerosols. This introduction is not intended to be comprehensive and interested readers are encouraged to consult the references cited.

  7. Deformation mechanisms beneath shallow foundations

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    McMahon, Brendan

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Nomenclature Roman Symbols A area b empirical exponent C methyl-cellulose concentration (%) C? secondary compression index cu undrained shear strength cv one-dimensional coefficient of consolidation D foundation diameter D10, D50, D90 sand grain diameter 10... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 xiii LIST OF FIGURES 2.13 Method to find coefficient of secondary compression and time at end of primary consolidation (modified Augustesen et al., 2004) . . . . . . . . 42 2.14 Prandtl (1921) mechanism adopted for the displacement pattern (from...

  8. Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review

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    Carr, R.B.; Denney, R.M. (eds.)

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review is published to inform readers of various technical activities within the Department, promote exchange of ideas, and give credit to personnel who are achieving the results. The report is presented in two parts: technical achievements and publication abstracts. The first is divided into seven sections, each of which reports on an engineering division and its specific activities related to nuclear tests, nuclear explosives, weapons, energy systems, engineering sciences, magnetic fusion, and materials fabrication.

  9. Schwinger Mechanism with Stochastic Quantization

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    Kenji Fukushima; Tomoya Hayata

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We prescribe a formulation of the particle production with real-time Stochastic Quantization. To construct the retarded and the time-ordered propagators we decompose the stochastic variables into positive- and negative-energy parts. In this way we demonstrate how to derive a standard formula for the Schwinger mechanism under time-dependent electric fields. We discuss a mapping to the Schwinger-Keldysh formalism and a relation to the classical statistical simulation.

  10. STATISTICAL MECHANICS PRACTICE EXAM 2005

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    Dorlas, Teunis C.

    STATISTICAL MECHANICS PRACTICE EXAM 2005 Time allotted: 3 hours for 5 questions. 1. (i) Give density of a system of independent spins si = 1 with energy levels given by E(s1, . . . , sN ) = -H N i=1 si. 2. (i) Derive the expression f() = - 1 ln eJ cosh H + e2J sinh2 H + e-2J for the free energy

  11. Mechanical Engineering Department technical abstracts

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    Denney, R.M. (ed.)

    1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Engineering Department publishes listings of technical abstracts twice a year to inform readers of the broad range of technical activities in the Department, and to promote an exchange of ideas. Details of the work covered by an abstract may be obtained by contacting the author(s). Overall information about current activities of each of the Department's seven divisions precedes the technical abstracts.

  12. Mechanical engineering department technical review

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    Carr, R.B. Denney, R.M. (eds.)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review is published to: (1) inform the readers of various technical activities within the department, (2) promote exchange of ideas, and (3) give credit to the personnel who are achieving the results. The report is formatted into two parts: technical acievements and publication abstracts. The first is divided into eight sections, one for each division in the department providing the reader with the names of the personnel and the division accomplishing the work.

  13. Nonlocal models in continuum mechanics

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    Johnson, N.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Phan-Thien, N. [Sydney Univ., NSW (Australia). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent appearance of nonlocal methods is examined in the light of traditional continuum mechanics. A comparison of nonlocal approaches in the fields of solid and fluid mechanics reveals that no consistent definition of a nonlocal theory has been used. We suggest a definition based on the violation of the principle of local action in continuum mechanics. From the consideration of the implications of a nonlocal theory based on this definition, we conclude that constitutive relations with nonlocal terms can confuse the traditional separation of the roles between conservation laws and constitutive relations. The diversity of motivations for the nonlocal approaches are presented, resulting primarily from deficiencies in numerical solutions to practical problems. To illustrate these concepts, the history of nonlocal terms in the field of viscoelastic fluids is reviewed. A specific example of a viscoelastic constitutive relation that contains a stress diffusion term is applied to a simple shear flow and found not to be a physical description of any known fluid. We conclude by listing questions that should be asked of nonlocal approaches.

  14. Mechanical formalism for tissue dynamics

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    Sham Tlili; Cyprien Gay; Francois Graner; Philippe Marcq; Franois Molino; Pierre Saramito

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The understanding of morphogenesis in living organisms has been renewed by tremendous progress in experimental techniques that provide access to cell-scale, quantitative information both on the shapes of cells within tissues and on the genes being expressed. This information suggests that our understanding of the respective contributions of gene expression and mechanics, and of their crucial entanglement, will soon leap forward. Biomechanics increasingly benefits from models, which assist the design and interpretation of experiments, point out the main ingredients and assumptions, and ultimately lead to predictions. The newly accessible local information thus calls for a reflection on how to select suitable classes of mechanical models. We review both mechanical ingredients suggested by the current knowledge of tissue behaviour, and modelling methods that can help generate a rheological diagram or a constitutive equation. We distinguish cell scale ("intra-cell") and tissue scale ("inter-cell") contributions. We recall the mathematical framework developped for continuum materials and explain how to transform a constitutive equation into a set of partial differential equations amenable to numerical resolution. We show that when plastic behaviour is relevant, the dissipation function formalism appears appropriate to generate constitutive equations; its variational nature facilitates numerical implementation, and we discuss adaptations needed in the case of large deformations. The present article gathers theoretical methods that can readily enhance the significance of the data to be extracted from recent or future high throughput biomechanical experiments.

  15. Optomechanical conversion by mechanical turbines

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    Kneevi?, Milo; Warner, Mark

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    mechanical turbine-based engine to har- ness the contractions of soft, photo-responsive solids with a large stroke. We thus take photo-active nematic liq- uid crystal elastomers (LCEs) as our working material. Related engines have been proposed before... . ? mk684@cam.ac.uk material parameters of this turbine-based engine, along with the known photo-response of typical LCEs, suggests that its efficiency can be as high as 40%. The basis of these two-wheel and turbine engines is that a nematic rubber strip...

  16. Mechanics of Rotating Isolated Horizons

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    Abhay Ashtekar; Christopher Beetle; Jerzy Lewandowski

    2001-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Black hole mechanics was recently extended by replacing the more commonly used event horizons in stationary space-times with isolated horizons in more general space-times (which may admit radiation arbitrarily close to black holes). However, so far the detailed analysis has been restricted to non-rotating black holes (although it incorporated arbitrary distortion, as well as electromagnetic, Yang-Mills and dilatonic charges). We now fill this gap by first introducing the notion of isolated horizon angular momentum and then extending the first law to the rotating case.

  17. New mechanism of membrane fusion

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    M. Mueller; K. Katsov; M. Schick

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have carried out Monte Carlo simulation of the fusion of bilayers of single chain amphiphiles which show phase behavior similar to that of biological lipids. The fusion mechanism we observe is very different from the ``stalk'' hypothesis. Stalks do form on the first stage of fusion, but they do not grow radially to form a hemifused state. Instead, stalk formation destabilizes the membranes and results in hole formation in the vicinity of the stalks. When holes in each bilayer nucleate spontaneously next to the same stalk, an incomplete fusion pore is formed. The fusion process is completed by propagation of the initial connection, the stalk, along the edges of the aligned holes.

  18. The continuum and wave mechanics

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    Collins, Royal Eugene

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the realm of our actual experience we find it possi? ble to define operational procedures for observing and 4 , and we A find that these procedures always yield values of ?f and "t . Further? more we always find that the observed values of the position... in our analysis of Classical Mechanics, therefore we now consider the following problem. If we consider w quantities iT HE M gnx DHqMyco and p? quantities-[ yO 4. to be defined by operations can we require that a function yA ? t j exists...

  19. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  20. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  1. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  2. Mechanical Behavior of Indium Nanostructures

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  3. GRADUATE STUDIES IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    A Guide to GRADUATE STUDIES IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING at Department of Mechanical...................................................................................................... 3 2. Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ........................................................................................................................ 6 4. Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering (MSESE

  4. Doctoral Defense "Thermal-hydro-mechanical model

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Doctoral Defense "Thermal-hydro-mechanical model for freezing and thawing soils" Yao Zhang Date been implemented in a finite element system, with a thermal-hydro- mechanical framework being used

  5. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Minor

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    Calgary, University of

    appropriate technology. Mechatronics involves the study of dynamic systems and controlled injection systems and robotic systems. Modern devices contain mechanical, electrical ENME 585 Control Systems ENME 599 Vibrations (mechanical engineering) or ENMF

  6. Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation

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    LBNL-62700 Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation Systems Max H Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation Systems Max H. Sherman and Iain S. Walker Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA ABSTRACT The purpose of ventilation is to dilute indoor contaminants

  7. Skeletal adaptation to reduced mechanical loading

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    Eliman, Rachel

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bone adapts its mass and architecture in response to its mechanical environment. Yet control of this process by mechanical cues is poorly understood, particularly for unloading. Defining the fundamental mechanoregulation ...

  8. College of Engineering ME Mechanical Engineering

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Engineering ME Mechanical Engineering KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course ENGINEERING. (3) This course introduces the Mechanical Engineering profession including the skills and expectations required for success. Engineering applications of calculus are also presented. Prereq or concur

  9. Dynamics of mechanisms with elastic bodies

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    Mirzahmedov, Ganijon Ahmedovich

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Belt drive mechanisms are alternatives to robotic actuators to obtain complex repetitive motions by simple actuation. By simply changing the dimensions of the mechanism, we can obtain different kinds of trajectories for the exit link...

  10. Solar mechanics thermal response capabilities.

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    Dobranich, Dean D.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In many applications, the thermal response of structures exposed to solar heat loads is of interest. Solar mechanics governing equations were developed and integrated with the Calore thermal response code via user subroutines to provide this computational simulation capability. Solar heat loads are estimated based on the latitude and day of the year. Vector algebra is used to determine the solar loading on each face of a finite element model based on its orientation relative to the sun as the earth rotates. Atmospheric attenuation is accounted for as the optical path length varies from sunrise to sunset. Both direct and diffuse components of solar flux are calculated. In addition, shadowing of structures by other structures can be accounted for. User subroutines were also developed to provide convective and radiative boundary conditions for the diurnal variations in air temperature and effective sky temperature. These temperature boundary conditions are based on available local weather data and depend on latitude and day of the year, consistent with the solar mechanics formulation. These user subroutines, coupled with the Calore three-dimensional thermal response code, provide a complete package for addressing complex thermal problems involving solar heating. The governing equations are documented in sufficient detail to facilitate implementation into other heat transfer codes. Suggestions for improvements to the approach are offered.

  11. Assessment of HYGAS mechanical equipment

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    Albrecht, P.R.; Kramberger, F.E.; Recupero, R.M.; Verden, M.L.; Rees, K.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The HYGAS process, which converts coal to substitute natural gas, is being developed by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT) using an 80 ton per day pilot plant located in Chicago, Illinois. Plant design started in 1967 and testing began in October 1971. Since then, 18,000 tons of both Eastern and Western coal have been gasified. Assessment of the mechanical equipment was made by Mechanical Technology Incorporated (MTI) in collaboration with a DOE on-site representative and a representative from IGT, the operating contractor. Data for the assessment were obtained by reviewing all available maintenance records, by interviewing key personnel from maintenance and operations, and by observing repairs and maintenance procedures where possible. While operating the plant, a variety of equipment problems were addressed, many of which are generic to HYGAS as well as other coal conversion processes. Some problems were solved completely while others were solved to suit the limited needs of the pilot plant. Accordingly, the emphasis of this study is on the degree of success in dealing with equipment failures, the unresolved problems and the implication to future coal conversion plants.

  12. New mechanism for lightning initiation

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    Roussel-Dupre, R.; Buchwald, M.; Gurevich, A. [Lebedev Institute of Physical Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)] [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). To distinguish radio-frequency (rf) signals generated by lightning from the electromagnetic pulse produced by a nuclear explosion, it is necessary to understand the fundamental nature of thunderstorm discharges. The recent debate surrounding the origin of transionospheric pulse pairs (TIPPs) detected by the BLACKBEARD experiment aboard the ALEXIS satellite illustrates this point. We have argued that TIPP events could originate from the upward propagating discharges recently identified by optical images taken from the ground, from airplanes, and from the space shuttle. In addition, the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) measurements of x-ray bursts originating from thunderstorms are almost certainly associated with these upward propagating discharges. When taken together, these three measurements point directly to the runaway electron mechanism as the source of the upward discharges. The primary goal of this research effort was to identify the specific role played by the runaway-air-breakdown mechanism in the general area of thunderstorm electricity and in so doing develop lightning models that predict the optical, rf, and x-ray emissions that are observable from space.

  13. Probable Inference and Quantum Mechanics

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    Grandy, W. T. Jr. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82070 (United States)

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In its current very successful interpretation the quantum theory is fundamentally statistical in nature. Although commonly viewed as a probability amplitude whose (complex) square is a probability, the wavefunction or state vector continues to defy consensus as to its exact meaning, primarily because it is not a physical observable. Rather than approach this problem directly, it is suggested that it is first necessary to clarify the precise role of probability theory in quantum mechanics, either as applied to, or as an intrinsic part of the quantum theory. When all is said and done the unsurprising conclusion is that quantum mechanics does not constitute a logic and probability unto itself, but adheres to the long-established rules of classical probability theory while providing a means within itself for calculating the relevant probabilities. In addition, the wavefunction is seen to be a description of the quantum state assigned by an observer based on definite information, such that the same state must be assigned by any other observer based on the same information, in much the same way that probabilities are assigned.

  14. Quantum mechanical time contradicts the uncertainty principle

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The a priori time in conventional quantum mechanics is shown to contradict the uncertainty principle. A possible solution is given.

  15. Tanvir R. Tanim Department of Mechanical and

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    @psu.edu Chao-Yang Wang Professor William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and Director

  16. Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and...

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    Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and their Piezoceramics Mechanical Characterization of Fuel Injector Piezoactuators and their Piezoceramics 2007 Diesel...

  17. STATE OF CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT

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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT CEC-MECH-3C (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND REHEAT MECH-3C PROJECT NAME DATE MECHANICAL VENTILATION 121(b)2 REHEAT'D V.A. Max of D or G Design Ventilation Air cfm 50% of Design Zone Supply cfm B x 0.4 cfm/ft Max

  18. Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory Columbia University

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    Woit, Peter

    Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory Peter Woit Columbia University Texas Tech, November 21 2013 Peter Woit (Columbia University) Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory November 2013 1 / 30, 1967 Peter Woit (Columbia University) Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory November 2013 2 / 30

  19. Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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    Wilson, Shannon Elizabeth

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    MECHANISMS OF FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS A Dissertation by SHANNON ELIZABETH WILSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2010 Major Subject: Biomedical Sciences Mechanisms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Copyright 2010 Shannon Elizabeth Wilson MECHANISMS OF FETAL ALCOHOL...

  20. Mechanisms leading to electrically isolated cell

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    Mechanisms leading to electrically isolated cell parts and power loss under mechanical loads F cracks are omnipresent #12;Power loss by cell cracks Humidity freeze cycle 0 50 100 150 200 Powerloss, isolated cell area Crack mode: #12;Power loss after mechanical load Some solar cells with mode A cracks

  1. NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    programs in both mechanical and nuclear engineering, as well as a concurrent B.S. degree programNEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING Through support from the Institute of Natural Gas Research (INGaR), The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

  2. 4, 38293862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil

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    Boyer, Edmond

    BGD 4, 38293862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil carbon storage S. Steinbeiss et al. Title Page Abstract Biogeosciences Discussions is the access reviewed discussion forum of Biogeosciences Mechanisms of soil carbon3862, 2007 Mechanisms of soil carbon storage S. Steinbeiss et al. Title Page Abstract Introduction

  3. Visualizing quantum mechanics in phase space

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    Heiko Bauke; Noya Ruth Itzhak

    2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the visualization of quantum mechanics in phase space by means of the Wigner function and the Wigner function flow as a complementary approach to illustrating quantum mechanics in configuration space by wave functions. The Wigner function formalism resembles the mathematical language of classical mechanics of non-interacting particles. Thus, it allows a more direct comparison between classical and quantum dynamical features.

  4. Plant salt-tolerance mechanisms

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    Deinlein, Ulrich; Stephan, Aaron B.; Horie, Tomoaki; Luo, Wei; Xu, Guohua; Schroeder, Julian I.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Crop performance is severely affected by high salt concentrations in soils. To engineer more salt-tolerant plants it is crucial to unravel the key components of the plant salt-tolerance network. Here we review our understanding of the core salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants. Recent studies have shown that stress sensing and signaling components can play important roles in regulating the plant salinity stress response. We also review key Na+ transport and detoxification pathways and the impact of epigenetic chromatin modifications on salinity tolerance. In addition, we discuss the progress that has been made towards engineering salt tolerance in crops, including marker-assisted selectionmoreand gene stacking techniques. We also identify key open questions that remain to be addressed in the future.less

  5. Plant salt-tolerance mechanisms

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    Deinlein, Ulrich; Stephan, Aaron B.; Horie, Tomoaki; Luo, Wei; Xu, Guohua; Schroeder, Julian I.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Crop performance is severely affected by high salt concentrations in soils. To engineer more salt-tolerant plants it is crucial to unravel the key components of the plant salt-tolerance network. Here we review our understanding of the core salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants. Recent studies have shown that stress sensing and signaling components can play important roles in regulating the plant salinity stress response. We also review key Na+ transport and detoxification pathways and the impact of epigenetic chromatin modifications on salinity tolerance. In addition, we discuss the progress that has been made towards engineering salt tolerance in crops, including marker-assisted selection and gene stacking techniques. We also identify key open questions that remain to be addressed in the future.

  6. Creep damage mechanisms in composites

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    Nutt, S.R.

    1994-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past year, research has focused on processing and characterization of intermetallic composites synthesized by plasma spray deposition. This versatile process allows rapid synthesis of a variety of different composite systems with potential applications for coatings, functionally gradient materials, rapid proto-typing and 3d printing, as well as near-net-shape processing of complex shapes. We have been pursuing an experimental program of research aimed at a fundamental understanding of the microstructural processes involved in the synthesis of intermetallic composites, including diffusion, heat transfer, grain boundary migration, and the dependence of these phenomena on deposition parameters. The work has been motivated by issues arising from composite materials manufacturing technologies. Recent progress is described in section B on the following topics: (1) Reactive atomization and deposition of intermetallic composites (Ni3Al); (2) Reactive synthesis of MoSi2-SiC composites; (3) Mechanical alloying of nanocrystalline alloys; (4) Tensile creep deformation of BMAS glass-ceramic composites.

  7. Fundamental mechanisms of micromachine reliability

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    DE BOER,MAARTEN P.; SNIEGOWSKI,JEFFRY J.; KNAPP,JAMES A.; REDMOND,JAMES M.; MICHALSKE,TERRY A.; MAYER,THOMAS K.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to extreme surface to volume ratios, adhesion and friction are critical properties for reliability of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), but are not well understood. In this LDRD the authors established test structures, metrology and numerical modeling to conduct studies on adhesion and friction in MEMS. They then concentrated on measuring the effect of environment on MEMS adhesion. Polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) is the primary material of interest in MEMS because of its integrated circuit process compatibility, low stress, high strength and conformal deposition nature. A plethora of useful micromachined device concepts have been demonstrated using Sandia National Laboratories' sophisticated in-house capabilities. One drawback to polysilicon is that in air the surface oxidizes, is high energy and is hydrophilic (i.e., it wets easily). This can lead to catastrophic failure because surface forces can cause MEMS parts that are brought into contact to adhere rather than perform their intended function. A fundamental concern is how environmental constituents such as water will affect adhesion energies in MEMS. The authors first demonstrated an accurate method to measure adhesion as reported in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 through 5, they then studied the effect of water on adhesion depending on the surface condition (hydrophilic or hydrophobic). As described in Chapter 2, they find that adhesion energy of hydrophilic MEMS surfaces is high and increases exponentially with relative humidity (RH). Surface roughness is the controlling mechanism for this relationship. Adhesion can be reduced by several orders of magnitude by silane coupling agents applied via solution processing. They decrease the surface energy and render the surface hydrophobic (i.e. does not wet easily). However, only a molecular monolayer coats the surface. In Chapters 3-5 the authors map out the extent to which the monolayer reduces adhesion versus RH. They find that adhesion is independent of RH up to a threshold value, depending on the coating chemistry. The mechanism for the adhesion increase beyond this threshold value is that the coupling agent reconfigures from a surface to a bulk phase (Chapter 3). To investigate the details of how the adhesion increase occurs, the authors developed the mechanics for adhesion hysteresis measurements. These revealed that near-crack tip compression is the underlying cause of the adhesion increase (Chapter 4). A vacuum deposition chamber for silane coupling agent deposition was constructed. Results indicate that vapor deposited coatings are less susceptible to degradation at high RH (Chapter 5). To address issues relating to surfaces in relative motion, a new test structure to measure friction was developed. In contrast to other surface micromachined friction test structures, uniform apparent pressure is applied in the frictional contact zone (Chapter 6). The test structure will enable friction studies over a large pressure and dynamic range. In this LDRD project, the authors established an infrastructure for MEMS adhesion and friction metrology. They then characterized in detail the performance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic films under humid conditions, and determined mechanisms which limit this performance. These studies contribute to a fundamental understanding for MEMS reliability design rules. They also provide valuable data for MEMS packaging requirements.

  8. Technical abstracts: Mechanical engineering, 1990

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    Broesius, J.Y. (comp.)

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of the published, unclassified abstracts produced by mechanical engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during the calendar year 1990. Many abstracts summarize work completed and published in report form. These are UCRL-JC series documents, which include the full text of articles to be published in journals and of papers to be presented at meetings, and UCID reports, which are informal documents. Not all UCIDs contain abstracts: short summaries were generated when abstracts were not included. Technical Abstracts also provides descriptions of those documents assigned to the UCRL-MI (miscellaneous) category. These are generally viewgraphs or photographs presented at meetings. An author index is provided at the back of this volume for cross referencing.

  9. Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler

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    Abel, Philip (Overland Park, KS); Watterson, Carl (Kansas City, MO)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A miniature mechanical transfer (MT) optical coupler ("MMTOC") for optically connecting a first plurality of optical fibers with at least one other plurality of optical fibers. The MMTOC may comprise a beam splitting element, a plurality of collimating lenses, and a plurality of alignment elements. The MMTOC may optically couple a first plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a first MT connector with a second plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a second MT connector and a third plurality of fibers disposed in a plurality of ferrules of a third MT connector. The beam splitting element may allow a portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to pass through to the second plurality of fibers and simultaneously reflect another portion of each beam of light from the first plurality of fibers to the third plurality of fibers.

  10. Topological mechanisms as classical spinor fields

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    Vincenzo Vitelli; Nitin Upadhyaya; Bryan Gin-ge Chen

    2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A mechanism is a zero-energy motion of a mechanical structure that does not stretch or compress any of its components. Here, we focus on a special class of mechanisms that we dub topological because they are insensitive to smooth changes in material parameters. Topological mechanisms do not arise from local under-coordination, but they can be localized to solitons in the underlying structure. In this letter, we exploit supersymmetry to develop a real-space formalism whereby a topological mechanism can be described as a classical spinor whose real components are the soliton-induced displacement and stress fields. Our analytical approach goes beyond topological band theory by addressing the non-linearity and inhomogeneity of the underlying structure key to the very definition of a mechanism. We apply this general method to an activated mechanism, inspired by the organic molecule polyacetylene, that can propagate down an assembly line without deploying the whole structure.

  11. Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    Interdisciplinary Programs Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3 ) Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with specialization in EnergyMechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace

  12. Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Heller, Barbara

    in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3 ) Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Enginering with specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3 ) CertificateDepartment of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials

  13. Understanding Mechanisms of Radiological Contamination

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    Rick Demmer; John Drake; Ryan James, PhD

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last 50 years, the study of radiological contamination and decontamination has expanded significantly. This paper addresses the mechanisms of radiological contamination that have been reported and then discusses which methods have recently been used during performance testing of several different decontamination technologies. About twenty years ago the Idaho Nuclear Technology Engineering Center (INTEC) at the INL began a search for decontamination processes which could minimize secondary waste. In order to test the effectiveness of these decontamination technologies, a new simulated contamination, termed SIMCON, was developed. SIMCON was designed to replicate the types of contamination found on stainless steel, spent fuel processing equipment. Ten years later, the INL began research into methods for simulating urban contamination resulting from a radiological dispersal device (RDD). This work was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and included the initial development an aqueous application of contaminant to substrate. Since 2007, research sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has advanced that effort and led to the development of a contamination method that simulates particulate fallout from an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND). The IND method diverges from previous efforts to create tenacious contamination by simulating a reproducible loose contamination. Examining these different types of contamination (and subsequent decontamination processes), which have included several different radionuclides and substrates, sheds light on contamination processes that occur throughout the nuclear industry and in the urban environment.

  14. Mechanical property scatter in CFCCs

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    Steen, M.; Filiou, C.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The tensile response of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CFCCs) is not expected to show the large variation in strength properties commonly observed for monolithic ceramics. Results of recent investigations on a number of two-dimensional reinforced CFCCs have nevertheless revealed a considerable scatter in the initial elastic modulus, in the first matrix cracking stress and in the failure stress. One school of thought considers that the observed variability is caused by experimental factors. Elaborate testing programs have been set up to clarify the origins of this scatter by investigation of the effects of control mode, loading rate, specimen shape, etc. Another school explains the scatter by the presence of (axial) residual stresses in the fibers and in the matrix. Although plausible, this hypothesis is difficult to verify because experimental determination of the residual stress state in CFCCs is not straightforward. In addition, with the available methods it is impractical to determine the residual stresses in every test specimen. This approach is indeed required for establishing the relationship between the magnitude of the residual stresses and the experimentally observed scatter. At IAM a method has been developed and validated which allows to quantify the axial residual stress state in individual CFCC specimens by subjecting them to intermittent unloading-reloading cycles. The method as well as the derived relationship between residual stress state and scatter in mechanical response will be presented.

  15. Kowalevski top in quantum mechanics

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    Matsuyama, A., E-mail: spamatu@ipc.shizuoka.ac.jp

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum mechanical Kowalevski top is studied by the direct diagonalization of the Hamiltonian. The spectra show different behaviors depending on the region divided by the bifurcation sets of the classical invariant tori. Some of these spectra are nearly degenerate due to the multiplicity of the invariant tori. The Kowalevski top has several symmetries and symmetry quantum numbers can be assigned to the eigenstates. We have also carried out the semiclassical quantization of the Kowalevski top by the EBK formulation. It is found that the semiclassical spectra are close to the exact values, thus the eigenstates can be also labeled by the integer quantum numbers. The symmetries of the system are shown to have close relations with the semiclassical quantum numbers and the near-degeneracy of the spectra. -- Highlights: Quantum spectra of the Kowalevski top are calculated. Semiclassical quantization is carried out by the EBK formulation. Quantum states are labeled by the semiclassical integer quantum numbers. Multiplicity of the classical torus makes the spectra nearly degenerate. Symmetries, quantum numbers and near-degenerate spectra are closely related.

  16. Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Cosmology

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    B. L. Hu

    1995-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical mechanical concepts and processes such as decoherence, correlation, and dissipation can prove to be of basic importance to understanding some fundamental issues of quantum cosmology and theoretical physics such as the choice of initial states, quantum to classical transition and the emergence of time. Here we summarize our effort in 1) constructing a unified theoretical framework using techniques in interacting quantum field theory such as influence functional and coarse-grained effective action to discuss the interplay of noise, fluctuation, dissipation and decoherence; and 2) illustrating how these concepts when applied to quantum cosmology can alter the conventional views on some basic issues. Two questions we address are 1) the validity of minisuperspace truncation, which is usually assumed without proof in most discussions, and 2) the relevance of specific initial conditions, which is the prevailing view of the past decade. We also mention how some current ideas in chaotic dynamics, dissipative collective dynamics and complexity can alter our view of the quantum nature of the universe.

  17. "Einstein's Dream" - Quantum Mechanics as Theory of Classical Random Fields

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    Andrei Khrennikov

    2012-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This is an introductory chapter of the book in progress on quantum foundations and incompleteness of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is represented as statistical mechanics of classical fields.

  18. 3.22 Mechanical Properties of Materials, Spring 2003

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    Gibson, Lorna J.

    Phenomenology of mechanical behavior of materials at the macroscopic level. Relationship of mechanical behavior to material structure and mechanisms of deformation and failure. Topics include: elasticity, viscoelasticity, ...

  19. Eccentric crank variable compression ratio mechanism

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    Lawrence, Keith Edward (Kobe, JP); Moser, William Elliott (Peoria, IL); Roozenboom, Stephan Donald (Washington, IL); Knox, Kevin Jay (Peoria, IL)

    2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A variable compression ratio mechanism for an internal combustion engine that has an engine block and a crankshaft is disclosed. The variable compression ratio mechanism has a plurality of eccentric disks configured to support the crankshaft. Each of the plurality of eccentric disks has at least one cylindrical portion annularly surrounded by the engine block. The variable compression ratio mechanism also has at least one actuator configured to rotate the plurality of eccentric disks.

  20. Quantum Statistical Mechanics. III. Equilibrium Probability

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    Phil Attard

    2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Given are a first principles derivation and formulation of the probabilistic concepts that underly equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. The transition to non-equilibrium probability is traversed briefly.

  1. Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mechanically...

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    Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mechanically Robust PbTe-Si Eutectic Composites Home Author: J. R. Sootsman, J. He, V. P. Dravid, S. Ballikaya, D. Vermeulen, C....

  2. Small Specimen Mechanical Property Testing at PNNL

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Small Specimen Mechanical Property Testing at PNNL Mychailo Toloczko, Dave Senor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory December, 2013 1 #12;Overview of PNNL Capabilities for Small Specimen Testing Long

  3. Sandia National Laboratories: graphene mechanical strength

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    graphene mechanical strength Three-Dimensional Graphene Architectures On July 29, 2013, in Capabilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research &...

  4. Wave-Corpuscle Mechanics for Electric Charges

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    Babin, Anatoli; Figotin, Alexander

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    superposition in nonlinear wave dynamics. Rev. Math. Phys.6. Babin, A. , Figotin, A. : Wave-corpuscle mechanics forV. , Fortunato, D. : Solitary waves in the nonlinear wave

  5. Sandia National Laboratories: American Society of Mechanical...

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    Paper Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) Conference On August 28, 2013, in CRF, Energy, Energy...

  6. Giant Protease TPP II's Structure, Mechanism Uncovered

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    endogenous satiety agent cholecystokinin-8, making TPP II a target in the treatment of obesity. To gain insight into this molecular machine's mechanisms of activation and...

  7. Mechanical Design Engineer | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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    5 Requisition Number: 1500015 The Mechanical Design Engineer will be expected to develop engineering designs of large, state-of-the-art resistive (and possibly superconducting)...

  8. 1.050 Solid Mechanics, Fall 2002

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    Bucciarelli, Louis

    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and methods of structural mechanics. Topics covered include: static equilibrium, force resultants, support conditions, analysis of determinate planar structures ...

  9. A Process Model of Quantum Mechanics

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    William Sulis

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A process model of quantum mechanics utilizes a combinatorial game to generate a discrete and finite causal space upon which can be defined a self-consistent quantum mechanics. An emergent space-time M and continuous wave function arise through a non-uniform interpolation process. Standard non-relativistic quantum mechanics emerges under the limit of infinite information (the causal space grows to infinity) and infinitesimal scale (the separation between points goes to zero). The model has the potential to address several paradoxes in quantum mechanics while remaining computationally powerful.

  10. Fundamental Mechanisms of Interface Roughness

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    Randall L. Headrick

    2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Publication quality results were obtained for several experiments and materials systems including: (i) Patterning and smoothening of sapphire surfaces by energetic Ar+ ions. Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) experiments were performed in the system at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) X21 beamline. Ar+ ions in the energy range from 300 eV to 1000 eV were used to produce ripples on the surfaces of single-crystal sapphire. It was found that the ripple wavelength varies strongly with the angle of incidence of the ions, which increase significantly as the angle from normal is varied from 55 to 35. A smooth region was found for ion incidence less than 35 away from normal incidence. In this region a strong smoothening mechanism with strength proportional to the second derivative of the height of the surface was found to be responsible for the effect. The discovery of this phase transition between stable and unstable regimes as the angle of incidence is varied has also stimulated new work by other groups in the field. (ii) Growth of Ge quantum dots on Si(100) and (111). We discovered the formation of quantum wires on 4 misoriented Si(111) using real-time GISAXS during the deposition of Ge. The results represent the first time-resolved GISAXS study of Ge quantum dot formation. (iii) Sputter deposition of amorphous thin films and multilayers composed of WSi2 and Si. Our in-situ GISAXS experiments reveal fundamental roughening and smoothing phenomena on surfaces during film deposition. The main results of this work is that the WSi2 layers actually become smoother during deposition due to the smoothening effect of energetic particles in the sputter deposition process.

  11. Treating Time Travel Quantum Mechanically

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    John-Mark A. Allen

    2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The fact that closed timelike curves (CTCs) are permitted by general relativity raises the question as to how quantum systems behave when time travel to the past occurs. Research into answering this question by utilising the quantum circuit formalism has given rise to two theories: Deutschian-CTCs (D-CTCs) and "postselected" CTCs (P-CTCs). In this paper the quantum circuit approach is thoroughly reviewed, and the strengths and shortcomings of D-CTCs and P-CTCs are presented in view of their non-linearity and time travel paradoxes. In particular, the "equivalent circuit model"---which aims to make equivalent predictions to D-CTCs, while avoiding some of the difficulties of the original theory---is shown to contain errors. The discussion of D-CTCs and P-CTCs is used to motivate an analysis of the features one might require of a theory of quantum time travel, following which two overlapping classes of new theories are identified. One such theory, the theory of "transition probability" CTCs (T-CTCs), is fully developed. The theory of T-CTCs is shown not to have certain undesirable features---such as time travel paradoxes, the ability to distinguish non-orthogonal states with certainty, and the ability to clone or delete arbitrary pure states---that are present with D-CTCs and P-CTCs. The problems with non-linear extensions to quantum mechanics are discussed in relation to the interpretation of these theories, and the physical motivations of all three theories are discussed and compared.

  12. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Updated: Spring 2012

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    Krstic, Miroslav

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Updated: Spring 2012 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES Mechanical Engineering Majors are required to complete four (4) Technical Electives Century Energy Technologies II MAE 135 Computational Mechanics MAE 180A Spacecraft Guidance MAE 181 Space

  13. West Virginia University 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    , solid mechanics, energy systems, engineering materials, automatic controls, mechatronicsWest Virginia University 1 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Degrees Offered Master of science in mechanical engineering Master of science in engineering with a major in mechanical

  14. Department of Mechanics KTH, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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    Haviland, David

    project descriptions 6.1 Theoretical and applied mechanics 6.2 Fluid mechanics 6.3 Education didactics 7

  15. Department of Mechanics KTH, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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    Haviland, David

    project descriptions 6.1 Theoretical and applied mechanics 6.2 Fluid mechanics 6.3 Education didactics 7

  16. Quantum mechanical effects from deformation theory

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    Much, A. [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider deformations of quantum mechanical operators by using the novel construction tool of warped convolutions. The deformation enables us to obtain several quantum mechanical effects where electromagnetic and gravitomagnetic fields play a role. Furthermore, a quantum plane can be defined by using the deformation techniques. This in turn gives an experimentally verifiable effect.

  17. Mechanical Engineering Department 04 November 2013

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    Furlong, Cosme

    Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED) When a light-emitting diode is forward biased (switched a p-n junction #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED the p-n junction #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Light Sources Light emitting diode (LED) #12

  18. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    for micromachining processes and equipment. In addition, other micro-scale manufacturing processes are investigated:00 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building MECHANICAL MICRO-MANUFACTURING RESEARCH micromachining, including micromilling and microdrilling, has emerged as a leading micro-manufacturing technique

  19. Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Bonassar, Larry

    design; sustainable design; additive manufacturing; manufacturing of advanced and multifunctional 607 255-0813 mc288@cornell.edu October 2014 Faculty Position in Design and Manufacturing Mechanical and Manufacturing, as related strongly to the disciplines within Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Candidates

  20. NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    for nuclear engineering include, but are not limited to: nuclear power and science, reactor physics, nuclear engineering, or a related field. The Department is home to 50 faculty, 270 graduate students, and 1000NEW FACULTY SEARCHES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING The Department of Mechanical

  1. Team Assembly Mechanisms Determine Collaboration Network

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    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    Team Assembly Mechanisms Determine Collaboration Network Structure and Team Performance Roger the mechanisms by which creative teams self-assemble determine the structure of these collaboration networks. We propose a model for the self-assembly of creative teams that has its basis in three parameters: team size

  2. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures" Thursday, October 3rd , 2013 12:00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building Role of Safety Presented by: Ms. Tara Cordes Risk and illnesses in the workplace. The program conducts outreach, training, and consultation as well as site

  3. The Bachelor of Science Degree MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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    Chen, Wei

    Mechanical Engineering undergraduates must attain: a. an ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, manufacturing and engineering science. Graduates will use their knowledge to think critically, formulateThe Bachelor of Science Degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING at NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY June 2011 #12

  4. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Selective Attention to Threat

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    Bishop, Sonia

    Neural Mechanisms Underlying Selective Attention to Threat SONIA J. BISHOP Behavioural and Clinical. This provides a framework for inves- tigating the neural mechanisms underlying selective attention to threat. Both subcortical regions implicated in threat detection--specifically the amygdala--and prefrontal

  5. Original article Mechanisms of resistance to acrolein

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Original article Mechanisms of resistance to acrolein in Drosophila melanogaster L.M. Sierra M Oviedo, Spain (received 29 November 1988; accepted 26 May 1989) Summary - The mechanisms of acrolein of acrolein entering the flies, and the other is an increase in aldehyde dehydrogenase activity; probably

  6. Superconformal quantum mechanics and the exterior algebra

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    Andrew Singleton

    2014-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend the differential form representation of N = (n,n) supersymmetric quantum mechanics to the superconformal case. We identify the superalgebras occurring for n = 1,2,4, give necessary and sufficient conditions for their existence, and give explicit geometric constructions of their generators and commutation relations. Quantum mechanics on the moduli space of instantons is considered as an example.

  7. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 1500 Engineering Dr.

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 1500 Engineering Dr. University of Wisconsin ­ Madison Madison, WI. of Mechanical Engineering 2008 ­ Present Director of Engine Research Center 2003 ­ 2007 Associate Professor ­ 1995 Research Assistant Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1984 ­ 1989 Research Engineer Flow Research

  8. Regulation mechanisms in spatial stochastic development models

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    Dmitri Finkelshtein; Yuri Kondratiev

    2008-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors

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    Balachandran, U.

    1995-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A composition and method are disclosed of preparing YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}x} superconductor. Addition of tin oxide containing compounds to YBCO superconductors results in substantial improvement of fracture toughness and other mechanical properties without affect on T{sub c}. About 5-20% additions give rise to substantially improved mechanical properties.

  10. Enhancement of mechanical properties of 123 superconductors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Balachandran, Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A composition and method of preparing YBa.sub.2 Cu.sub.3 O.sub.7-x superconductor. Addition of tin oxide containing compounds to YBCO superconductors results in substantial improvement of fracture toughness and other mechanical properties without affect on T.sub.c. About 5-20% additions give rise to substantially improved mechanical properties.

  11. Faculty of Engineering Mechanical, Automotive and

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    the aerospace industry. 2) Automotive Option - study topics such as vehicle dynamics, internal combustionFaculty of Engineering Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering The field of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering offers a multi-faceted program where you tackle real-world problems

  12. NONEQUILIBRIUM QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS #

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    NONEQUILIBRIUM QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS # Walid K. Abou Salem + Institut f recent progress in deriving the fundamental laws of thermodynamics (0 th , 1 st and 2 nd ­law) from nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. Basic thermodynamic notions are clarified and di#erent reversible

  13. On statistical mechanics in noncommutative spaces

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    S. A. Alavi

    2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the formulation of quantum statistical mechanics in noncommutative spaces. We construct microcanonical and canonical ensemble theory in noncommutative spaces. We consider for illustration some basic and important examples in the framework of noncommutative statistical mechanics : (i). An electron in a magnetic field. (ii). A free particle in a box. (iii). A linear harmonic oscillator.

  14. Coordination Mechanisms in Human-Robot Collaboration

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    Mutlu, Bilge

    and an apprentice might both be engaged in the action of cleaning the parts of the transmission before assembly, carrying out the same action on different parts. Alternatively, the mechanic and the apprentice might carry out complementary actions, the mechanic installing gears on the shaft while the apprentice prepares

  15. Lawrence E. Carlson Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carlson, Lawrence E.

    Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 31-33. Solar Stirling Engine 2Cam Rock ClimbingPortfolio Lawrence E. Carlson Professor of Mechanical Engineering Founding Co-Director, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program and Laboratory University of Colorado at Boulder #12;ENGINEERING EDUCATION

  16. Build Something That Moves Mechanical Engineering

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    Provancher, William

    that Mechanical Engineers build up the energy at the beginning of the ride by raising them to a high pointBuild Something That Moves Mechanical Engineering Objective This lesson helps students learn how to create potential energy: through rolling, torque, pressure, springs, etc. Students learn how to create

  17. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL MODELING

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    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL MODELING COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure processes with emphasis on applying the models to engineering systems of interest in the energy or materials

  18. California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering PhD Coursework Planning Matrix and Record) Math/Advanced Math Advanced Math (27) Engineering Seminar (3) Research summer summer (54) Total Units course requirements for the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, provided that the student takes and passes

  19. Budget Feasible Mechanism Design YARON SINGER

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    Chen, Yiling

    Budget Feasible Mechanism Design YARON SINGER Harvard University In this letter we sketch a brief introduction to budget feasible mechanism design. This framework captures scenarios where the goal is to buy that arise from the tension between incentive compatibility and the budget constraint, and leaves many

  20. 8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Mechanics of Fields, Spring 2004

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    Kardar, Mehran

    A two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, ...

  1. Mechanism of Selective Oxidation of Propene to Acrolein on Bismuth Molybdates from Quantum Mechanical Calculations

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Mechanism of Selective Oxidation of Propene to Acrolein on Bismuth Molybdates from Quantum for understanding the fundamental chemical mechanisms underlying the selective oxidation of propene to acrolein to form acrolein, and acrolein desorption. The formation of -allyl intermediate is reversible

  2. Thermal/MechanicalThermal/Mechanical Properties of WoodProperties of Wood--PVCPVC

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    .composites. Heat flow, heat capacity, andHeat flow, heat capacity, and enthalpyenthalpy Glass transition/Mechanical Analysis TechniquesThermal/Mechanical Analysis Techniques #12;Rubbery Leathery Viscous liquid Rigid (Semi

  3. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and electronic

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical Engineering students conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing usual disciplinary vehicle aerodynamics, combustion, robotics, heat transfer and nonlinear dynamics. In addition, recent

  4. Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

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    Saniie, Jafar

    instrumentation, com- bustion, internal combustion engines, two-phase flow and heat-transfer, electrohydrodynamics mobile and stationary combustion sources. Materials science and engineering laboratories includeDepartment of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical, Materials

  5. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and

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    Rohs, Remo

    20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical Engineering students conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing usual disciplinary vehicle aerodynamics, combustion, robotics, heat transfer and nonlinear dynamics. In addition, recent

  6. Basic mechanisms for the new millennium

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    Dressendorfer, P.V.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This part of the Short Course will review the basic mechanisms for radiation effects in semiconductor devices. All three areas of radiation damage will be considered -- total dose, displacement effects, and single event effects. Each of these areas will be discussed in turn. First an overview and background will be provided on the historical understanding of the damage mechanism. Then there will be a discussion of recent enhancements to the understanding of those mechanisms and an up-to-date picture provided of the current state of knowledge. Next the potential impact of each of these damage mechanisms on devices in emerging technologies and how the mechanisms may be used to understand device performance will be described, with an emphasis on those likely to be of importance in the new millennium. Finally some additional thoughts will be presented on how device scaling expected into the next century may impact radiation hardness.

  7. Purely Mechanical Memristors and the Missing Memristor

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    Sascha Vongehr

    2015-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Oscillating LRC-circuits have mechanical analogies such as the damped harmonic oscillator made from a mass attached to a spring. We first construct the mechanical counterpart of the electrical basic circuit element M = d{\\phi}/dQ, namely the ideal mechanical memristance M = dp/dx. We then construct a mechanical memory resistor: a very light (effectively m = 0), 1 cm radius sphere dragged by a 1mN amplitude periodic force inside a heavy fuel oil with a 10 degrees Celsius per meter gradient, leading to a pinched hysteretic loop that collapses at high frequency. It is a perfect memristor. However, memristor devices hypothesized on grounds of physical symmetries require more. The mechanical missing memristor needs to be crucially mass-involving (MI); the 1971 implied memristor device needs magnetism. Discussing MI memristive systems clarifies why such perfect MI memristors and EM memristors have not been discovered and may be impossible.

  8. Purely Mechanical Memristors and the Missing Memristor

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    Vongehr, Sascha

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oscillating LRC-circuits have mechanical analogies such as the damped harmonic oscillator made from a mass attached to a spring. We first construct the mechanical counterpart of the electrical basic circuit element M = d{\\phi}/dQ, namely the ideal mechanical memristance M = dp/dx. We then construct a mechanical memory resistor: a very light (effectively m = 0), 1 cm radius sphere dragged by a 1mN amplitude periodic force inside a heavy fuel oil with a 10 degrees Celsius per meter gradient, leading to a pinched hysteretic loop that collapses at high frequency. It is a perfect memristor. However, memristor devices hypothesized on grounds of physical symmetries require more. The mechanical missing memristor needs to be crucially mass-involving (MI); the 1971 implied memristor device needs magnetism. Discussing MI memristive systems clarifies why such perfect MI memristors and EM memristors have not been discovered and may be impossible.

  9. Mehrdad Negahban, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

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    Farritor, Shane

    Wave Propagation Solar Engineering Thermal-Fluids Engineering 3 John P. Barton #12;MechanicalMehrdad Negahban, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research #12;Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering The graduate program in Mechanical

  10. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida invites

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    Roy, Subrata

    and aerospace sciences, (4) cellular mechanics and engineering, (5) energy, with emphasis on renewable Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The Department of Mechanical of the above areas. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering

  11. Negative hair-bundle stiffness betrays a mechanism for mechanical amplification by the hair cell

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    Hudspeth, A. James

    Negative hair-bundle stiffness betrays a mechanism for mechanical amplification by the hair cell P. Hudspeth, August 15, 2000 Hearing and balance rely on the ability of hair cells in the inner ear to sense miniscule mechanical stimuli. In each cell, sound or acceleration deflects the mechanosensitive hair bundle

  12. Apparatus for loading shape memory gripper mechanisms

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    Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Schumann, Daniel L. (Concord, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Fitch, Joseph P. (Livermore, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for loading deposit material, such as an embolic coil, into a shape memory polymer (SMP) gripping/release mechanism. The apparatus enables the application of uniform pressure to secure a grip by the SMP mechanism on the deposit material via differential pressure between, for example, vacuum within the SMP mechanism and hydrostatic water pressure on the exterior of the SMP mechanism. The SMP tubing material of the mechanism is heated to above the glass transformation temperature (Tg) while reshaping, and subsequently cooled to below Tg to freeze the shape. The heating and/or cooling may, for example, be provided by the same water applied for pressurization or the heating can be applied by optical fibers packaged to the SMP mechanism for directing a laser beam, for example, thereunto. At a point of use, the deposit material is released from the SMP mechanism by reheating the SMP material to above the temperature Tg whereby it returns to its initial shape. The reheating of the SM material may be carried out by injecting heated fluid (water) through an associated catheter or by optical fibers and an associated beam of laser light, for example.

  13. Water Assisted Reaction Mechanism of OH- with CCl4 in Aqueous Solution - Hybrid Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanics Investigation

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    Chen, Jie; Yin, Hongyun; Wang, Dunyou; Valiev, Marat

    2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The OH- (H2O) + CCl4 reaction in aqueous solution was investigated using the combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanics approach. The reaction mechanism of OH- (H2O) + CCl4 consists of two concerted steps - formation of OH- in the favorable attack conformation via the proton transfer process, and the nucleophilic substitution process in which the newly formed OH- attacks the CCl4. The free energy activation barrier is 38.2 kcal/mol at CCSD(T)/MM level of theory for this reaction, which is about 10.3 kcal/mol higher than that of the direct nucleophilic substitution mechanism of the OH- + CCl4 reaction in aqueous solution.

  14. Dissipation induced Instabilities and the Mechanical Laser

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    Marcel G. Clerc; Jerrold E. Marsden

    2001-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the 1:1 resonance for perturbed Hamiltonian systems with small dissipative and energy injection terms. These perturbations of the 1:1 resonance exhibit dissipation induced instabilities. This mechanism allow us to show that a slightly pumping optical cavity is unstable when one takes into account the dissipative effects. The Maxwell-Bloch equations are the asymptotic normal form that describe this instability when energy is injected through forcing at zero frequency. We display a simple mechanical system, close to the 1:1 resonance, which is a mechanical analog of the Laser.

  15. Thermodynamic integration from classical to quantum mechanics

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    Habershon, Scott [Centre for Computational Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS (United Kingdom); Manolopoulos, David E. [Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ (United Kingdom)

    2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new method for calculating quantum mechanical corrections to classical free energies, based on thermodynamic integration from classical to quantum mechanics. In contrast to previous methods, our method is numerically stable even in the presence of strong quantum delocalization. We first illustrate the method and its relationship to a well-established method with an analysis of a one-dimensional harmonic oscillator. We then show that our method can be used to calculate the quantum mechanical contributions to the free energies of ice and water for a flexible water model, a problem for which the established method is unstable.

  16. Mechanical bone strength in the proximal tibia

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    Prommin, Danu

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    KNEE REPLACEMENT 3 2. 1 Mechanics of the Knee 2. 1. 1 knee Structure. 2. 1. 2 Bone Strength of Proximal Tibia. 2. 2 Total Knee Replacement. '2. 3 Research Prospective III MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. . 3 3 5 7 8 10 3. 1 Normal Stress and Strain... Specimens. 4. 1. 2 Mechanical Test. . 4. 2 Statistical Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 18 18 19 V RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS. 20 5. 1 Results. . 20 5. 2 Discussion and Conclusions. Page 24 REFERENCES. 27 VITA. 29 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 2. 1...

  17. A steering mechanism for phototaxis in Chlamydomonas

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    Rachel R. Bennett; Ramin Golestanian

    2014-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Chlamydomonas shows both positive and negative phototaxis. It has a single eyespot near its equator and as the cell rotates during forward motion the light signal received by the eyespot varies. We use a simple mechanical model of Chlamydomonas that couples the flagellar beat pattern to the light intensity at the eyespot to demonstrate a mechanism for phototactic steering that is consistent with observations. The direction of phototaxis is controlled by a parameter in our model and the steering mechanism is robust to noise. Our model shows switching between directed phototaxis when the light is on and run-and-tumble behaviour in the dark.

  18. Logical Control Theory Applied to Mechanical Arms

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    Pankiewicz, Ronald Joseph

    A new control algorithm based upon Logical Control Theory is developed for mechanical manipulators. The controller uses discrete tesselations of state space and a finite set of fixed torques to regulate non-rehearsed ...

  19. The Mechanized Verification of Garbage Collector Implementations

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    Abstract The Mechanized Verification of Garbage Collector Implementations Andrew Evan Mc complex, requiring a garbage collector. Garbage collectors are becoming increasingly sophis- ticated to adapt them to high-performance, concurrent and real-time applications, making internal collector

  20. Incentive Games and Mechanisms for Risk Management

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    Alpcan, Tansu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Incentives play an important role in (security and IT) risk management of a large-scale organization with multiple autonomous divisions. This paper presents an incentive mechanism design framework for risk management based on a game-theoretic approach. The risk manager acts as a mechanism designer providing rules and incentive factors such as assistance or subsidies to divisions or units, which are modeled as selfish players of a strategic (noncooperative) game. Based on this model, incentive mechanisms with various objectives are developed that satisfy efficiency, preference-compatibility, and strategy-proofness criteria. In addition, iterative and distributed algorithms are presented, which can be implemented under information limitations such as the risk manager not knowing the individual units' preferences. An example scenario illustrates the framework and results numerically. The incentive mechanism design approach presented is useful for not only deriving guidelines but also developing computer-assistan...

  1. Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing

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    Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering Additive Manufacturing University of Kansas of additive manufacturing. Exceptional candidates with outstanding qualifications could be considered using additive manufacturing in applications such as, but not limited to the net shape manufacture of

  2. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor The School (6) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. Exceptional candidates in all precision manufacturing, HVAC&R, vibrations, aircraft and spacecraft, robotics, unmanned systems, autonomy

  3. Essays on dynamic games and mechanism design

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    Lang, Ruitian

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dissertation considers three topics in dynamic games and mechanism design. In both problems, asymmetric information causes inefficiency in production and allocation. The first chapter considers the inefficiency from ...

  4. Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory

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    Pawl, Andrew

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strategic knowledge is required to appropriately organize procedures and concepts to solve problems. We are developing a standardized instrument assessing strategic knowledge in the domain of introductory mechanics. This ...

  5. Tall building collapse mechanisms initiated by fire

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    Usmani, Asif; Roben, Charlotte; Johnston, Louise; Flint, Graeme

    This paper introduces the hypothesis of two possible failure mechanisms for tall buildings in multiple floor fires. This paper extends the previous work done on the WTC towers by investigating more "generic" tall building frames made of standard...

  6. Rock Slopes from Mechanics to Decision Making

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    Einstein, Herbert H.

    Rock slope instabilities are discussed in the context of decision making for risk assessment and management. Hence, the state of the slope and possible failure mechanism need to be defined first. This is done with geometrical ...

  7. Aspects of the mechanics of metallic glasses

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    Henann, David Lee

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Metallic glasses are amorphous materials that possess unique mechanical properties, such as high tensile strengths and good fracture toughnesses. Also, since they are amorphous, metallic glasses exhibit a glass transition, ...

  8. Quantum Leap Quantum Mechanics' Killer App

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Quantum Leap Quantum Mechanics' Killer App Q&A with Craig Hawker Director of the Materials Research. Q&A with Craig Hawker LEAP The Materials Research Laboratory is the only Wes

  9. Mechanics and Design, Manufacturing Professor Hani Naguib

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    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Manufacturing What is Manufacturing? The transformation of materials. Apple Canada(Se12), Revenue: $5,067,109 9. CGI Group(Se12), Revenue: $4,786,857 10. Siemens Canada(Se12

  10. Identification of mechanisms of Salmonella gallinarum virulence

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    Edwards, Emmerson Wendell

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the following studies was to Micrographics. investigate the virulence and mechanisms of prevention of Salmonella gallinarum (SG) in the commercial poultry. Salmonella gallinarum is a pathogen that is strongly adapted to fowl...

  11. Mechanical behavior of elastic rods under constraint

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    Miller, James Thomas, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of an experimental investigation of the mechanics of thin elastic rods under a variety of loading conditions. Four scenarios are explored, with increasing complexity: i) the shape of a naturally ...

  12. Micromechanical actuators for insect flight mechanics

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    Zhou, Hui, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project aims to develop MEMS actuators to aid in the study of insect flight mechanics. Specifically, we are developing actuators that can stimulate the antennae of the crepuscular hawk moth Manduca Sexta. The possible ...

  13. Introduction 5 Mechanism of Irradiation Hardening 5

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    these obstacles either by the Orowan mechanism , in which the dislocations bow out between the obstacles, thermal activation can help in overcoming the energy barrier caused by the obstacles. This thermal

  14. Mechanics of amorphous polymers and polymer gels

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    Chester, Shawn Alexander

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many applications of amorphous polymers require a thermo-mechanically coupled large-deformation elasto-viscoplasticity theory which models the strain rate and temperature dependent response of amorphous polymeric materials ...

  15. Mechanism of acquired temozolomide resistance in glioblastoma

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    McFaline-Figueroa, Jos L

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant form of brain cancer. After aggressive treatment, therapy resistant tumors inevitably recur. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying such resistance remain unclear. ...

  16. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2011/2012 September).................1 REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH (30).....................................................................................................2 DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (72 CREDITS

  17. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2010/2011 September).................1 . REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH)...................................................................................................1 DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (72 CREDITS

  18. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2009/2010 September).................1 . REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (30 CREDITS)...............1 DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (72 CREDITS

  19. GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 2013/2014 September..............................3 C. COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS............................4 E. DUAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

  20. Montana State University 1 Mechanical Engineering

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    improvement, HVAC systems design and installation, project management, and energy exploration. The mechanical for the past several years, and average starting salaries are very competitive; indications are that this trend

  1. Edgar I. Ergueta Department of Mechanical Engineering,

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    Horowitz, Roberto

    Edgar I. Ergueta Mem. ASME Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 e-mail: edgar.ergueta@wdc.com Robert Seifried Professor Institute of Engineering

  2. Interfacial forces in chemical-mechanical polishing

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    Ng, Dedy

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    for planarization. The process takes place at the interface of a substrate, a polishing pad, and an abrasive containing slurry. This synergetic process involves several forces in multi-length scales and multi-mechanisms. This research contributes fundamental...

  3. An examination of the mechanisms of incubation

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    Kohn, Nicholas William

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Several hypotheses have been offered to explain the mechanisms involved in incubation, the phenomenon in which resolution of a problem benefits more from interruption than continuous solution attempts. The predictions of three hypotheses were tested...

  4. Remote Store Programming: Mechanisms and Performance

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    Wentzlaff, David

    2009-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents remote store programming (RSP). This paradigm combines usability and efficiency through the exploitation of a simple hardware mechanism, the remote store, which can easily be added to existing ...

  5. Applied Fluid Mechanics I) Course goals

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    Leu, Tzong-Shyng "Jeremy"

    design. #12;2 Textbook " Applied Fluid Mechanics" by Robert L. Mott, Sixth Edition in SI unit 1 Exam 30 Final Exam 30 (Total of 100) (30%)(&10%) () PDF lecture notes if any can be downloaded from

  6. Mechanisms of impaired osteoblast function during disuse

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    Allen, Matthew Robert

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the mechanisms responsible for this decline are unclear. To investigate the limitations of osteoblasts during disuse, marrow ablation was superimposed on hindlimb unloaded mice. Marrow ablation is a useful model to study osteoblast functionality as new...

  7. Exploring the mechanisms of protein folding

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    Xu, Ji; Ren, Ying; Li, Jinghai

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neither of the two prevalent theories, namely thermodynamic stability and kinetic stability, provides a comprehensive understanding of protein folding. The thermodynamic theory is misleading because it assumes that free energy is the exclusive dominant mechanism of protein folding, and attributes the structural transition from one characteristic state to another to energy barriers. Conversely, the concept of kinetic stability overemphasizes dominant mechanisms that are related to kinetic factors. This article explores the stability condition of protein structures from the viewpoint of meso-science, paying attention to the compromise in the competition between minimum free energy and other dominant mechanisms. Based on our study of complex systems, we propose that protein folding is a meso-scale, dissipative, nonlinear and non-equilibrium process that is dominated by the compromise between free energy and other dominant mechanisms such as environmental factors. Consequently, a protein shows dynamic structures,...

  8. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 230 Spring 2012

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    Rothstein, Jonathan

    cycles Refrigeration and heat pump systems Final Exam (Date and time TBA) Suggested Reading Chapter 1Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 230 Spring 2012 Thermodynamics Course Syllabus Date Week 1 (1

  9. Determination of mechanical properties of reservoir rock

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    Barnett, Ashley

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus, experimental procedure, and methodology have been developed to determine the mechanical response of reservoir rock. The apparatus is capable of subjecting cylindrical core specimens to triaxial stress states and temperatures...

  10. Loss mechanisms in turbine tip clearance flows

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    Huang, Arthur (Arthur C.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulations of tip clearance ow have been carried out to dene the loss generation mechanisms associated with tip leakage in unshrouded axial turbines. Mix- ing loss between the leakage, which takes the form of a ...

  11. Mechanical energy storage in carbon nanotube springs

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    Hill, Frances Ann

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy storage in mechanical springs made of carbon nanotubes is a promising new technology. Springs made of dense, ordered arrays of carbon nanotubes have the potential to surpass both the energy density of electrochemical ...

  12. Mechanics of deformation of carbon nanotubes

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    Garg, Mohit, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The deformation mechanics of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) arrays were studied using analytical and numerical methods. An equivalent orthotropic representation (EOR) ...

  13. Key Physical Mechanisms in Nanostructured Solar Cells

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    Dr Stephan Bremner

    2010-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the project was to study both theoretically and experimentally the excitation, recombination and transport properties required for nanostructured solar cells to deliver energy conversion efficiencies well in excess of conventional limits. These objectives were met by concentrating on three key areas, namely, investigation of physical mechanisms present in nanostructured solar cells, characterization of loss mechanisms in nanostructured solar cells and determining the properties required of nanostructured solar cells in order to achieve high efficiency and the design implications.

  14. Remote controlled vacuum joint closure mechanism

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    Doll, David W. (San Diego, CA); Hager, E. Randolph (La Jolla, CA)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A remotely operable and maintainable vacuum joint closure mechanism for a noncircular aperture is disclosed. The closure mechanism includes an extendible bellows coupled at one end to a noncircular duct and at its other end to a flange assembly having sealed grooves for establishing a high vacuum seal with the abutting surface of a facing flange which includes an aperture forming part of the system to be evacuated. A plurality of generally linear arrangements of pivotally coupled linkages and piston combinations are mounted around the outer surface of the duct and aligned along the length thereof. Each of the piston/linkage assemblies is adapted to engage the flange assembly by means of a respective piston and is further coupled to a remote controlled piston drive shaft to permit each of the linkages positioned on a respective flat outer surface of the duct to simultaneously and uniformly displace a corresponding piston and the flange assembly with which it is in contact along the length of the duct in extending the bellows to provide a high vacuum seal between the movable flange and the facing flange. A plurality of latch mechanisms are also pivotally mounted on the outside of the duct. A first end of each of the latch mechanisms is coupled to a remotely controlled latch control shaft for displacing the latch mechanism about its pivot point. In response to the pivoting displacement of the latch mechanism, a second end thereof is displaced so as to securely engage the facing flange.

  15. Mechanical Engineering 1 Faculty of engineering, Department of

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    Mechanical Engineering 1 Faculty of engineering, Department of --Mechanical Engineering;2 Undergraduate syllabuses Mechanical Engineering The Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College London is widely rated as the best in the UK. The Mechanical Engineering building is situated on Exhibition Road

  16. Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) for mechanical engineers

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    Lee, A. P., LLNL

    1996-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The ongoing advances in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) are providing man-kind the freedom to travel to dimensional spaces never before conceivable. Advances include new fabrication processes, new materials, tailored modeling tools, new fabrication machines, systems integration, and more detailed studies of physics and surface chemistry as applied to the micro scale. In the ten years since its inauguration, MEMS technology is penetrating industries of automobile, healthcare, biotechnology, sports/entertainment, measurement systems, data storage, photonics/optics, computer, aerospace, precision instruments/robotics, and environment monitoring. It is projected that by the turn of the century, MEMS will impact every individual in the industrial world, totaling sales up to $14 billion (source: System Planning Corp.). MEMS programs in major universities have spawned up all over the United States, preparing the brain-power and expertise for the next wave of MEMS breakthroughs. It should be pointed out that although MEMS has been initiated by electrical engineering researchers through the involvement of IC fabrication techniques, today it has evolved such that it requires a totally multi-disciplinary team to develop useful devices. Mechanical engineers are especially crucial to the success of MEMS development, since 90% of the physical realm involved is mechanical. Mechanical engineers are needed for the design of MEMS, the analysis of the mechanical system, the design of testing apparatus, the implementation of analytical tools, and the packaging process. Every single aspect of mechanical engineering is being utilized in the MEMS field today, however, the impact could be more substantial if more mechanical engineers are involved in the systems level designing. In this paper, an attempt is made to create the pathways for a mechanical engineer to enter in the MEMS field. Examples of application in optics and medical devices will be used to illustrate how mechanical engineers made impact. Through a basic understanding of the history of MEMS, the background physics and scaling in micromechanical systems, and an introduction to baseline MEMS processes, a mechanical engineer should be well on his way to Alice's wonderland in the ever-exciting playground of MEMS.

  17. College of Engineering | Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    College of Engineering | Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Are you up for a challenge? In the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Innovation Shop at UMass Amherst, we challenge, instruments, and computers to support mechanical and industrial engineering projects including all

  18. THE DEPARTMENT OF Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's graduate programs ed-

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    THE DEPARTMENT OF Mechanical & Industrial Engineering's graduate programs ed- ucate students Mechanical and Industrial Engineering faculty members conduct research in affiliation with vari- ous College I N Industrial Engineering Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 3131 Seamans Center

  19. Standard Quantum Limit for Probing Mechanical Energy Quantization

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    Corbitt, Thomas R.

    We derive a standard quantum limit for probing mechanical energy quantization in a class of systems with mechanical modes parametrically coupled to external degrees of freedom. To resolve a single mechanical quantum, it ...

  20. Full Nexus between Newtonian and Relativistic Mechanics

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    G. Sardin

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A full nexus between Newtonian and relativistic mechanics is set. Contrarily to what is commonly thought, Newtonian mechanics can be amended to suit all speeds up to c. It is demonstrated that when introducing the fact that the pulse of oscillators, i.e. emitters and clocks, is sensitive to speed, the Newtonian framework can be extended to all speeds. For this aim, it is formulated the concept of actor scenario vs. observer scenario. This differentiation is essential to avoid confusion between effective reality (actor scenario) and appearance (observer scenario). Measurements are subjected to kinematical aberrations, the observer scenario being inertial. These must be removed to attain intrinsic reality, i.e. that of actors. The lack of demarcation between the two scenarios leads to conceptual confusions. The amended Newtonian mechanics is of full application. Here, it has been mainly applied to the Newtonian Doppler effect, amended to suit all speeds.

  1. Polymer Quantum Mechanics and its Continuum Limit

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    Alejandro Corichi; Tatjana Vukasinac; Jose A. Zapata

    2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A rather non-standard quantum representation of the canonical commutation relations of quantum mechanics systems, known as the polymer representation has gained some attention in recent years, due to its possible relation with Planck scale physics. In particular, this approach has been followed in a symmetric sector of loop quantum gravity known as loop quantum cosmology. Here we explore different aspects of the relation between the ordinary Schroedinger theory and the polymer description. The paper has two parts. In the first one, we derive the polymer quantum mechanics starting from the ordinary Schroedinger theory and show that the polymer description arises as an appropriate limit. In the second part we consider the continuum limit of this theory, namely, the reverse process in which one starts from the discrete theory and tries to recover back the ordinary Schroedinger quantum mechanics. We consider several examples of interest, including the harmonic oscillator, the free particle and a simple cosmological model.

  2. The Mbius Symmetry of Quantum Mechanics

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    Alon E. Faraggi; Marco Matone

    2015-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The equivalence postulate approach to quantum mechanics aims to formulate quantum mechanics from a fundamental geometrical principle. Underlying the formulation there exists a basic cocycle condition which is invariant under $D$--dimensional M\\"obius transformations with respect to the Euclidean or Minkowski metrics. The invariance under global M\\"obius transformations implies that spatial space is compact. Furthermore, it implies energy quantisation and undefinability of quantum trajectories without assuming any prior interpretation of the wave function. The approach may be viewed as conventional quantum mechanics with the caveat that spatial space is compact, as dictated by the M\\"obius symmetry, with the classical limit corresponding to the decompactification limit. Correspondingly, there exists a finite length scale in the formalism and consequently an intrinsic regularisation scheme. Evidence for the compactness of space may exist in the cosmic microwave background radiation.

  3. Remote controlled vacuum joint closure mechanism

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Doll, D.W.; Hager, E.R.

    1984-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A remotely operable and maintainable vacuum joint closure mechanism for a noncircular aperture is disclosed. The closure mechanism includes an extendible bellows coupled at one end to a noncircular duct and at its other end to a flange assembly having sealed grooves for establishing a high vacuum seal with the abutting surface of a facing flange which includes an aperture forming part of the system to be evacuated. A plurality of generally linear arrangements of pivotally coupled linkages and piston combinations are mounted around the outer surface of the duct and aligned along the length thereof. Each of the piston/linkage assemblies is adapted to engage the flange assembly by means of a respective piston and is further coupled to a remote controlled piston drive shaft to permit each of the linkages positioned on a respective flat outer surface of the duct to simultaneously and uniformly displace a corresponding piston and the flange assembly with which it is in contact along the length of the duct in extending the bellows to provide a high vacuum seal between the movable flange and the facing flange. A plurality of latch mechanisms are also pivotally mounted on the outside of the duct. A first end of each of the latch mechanisms is coupled to a remotely controlled latch control shaft for displacing the latch mechanism about its pivot point. In response to the pivoting displacement of the latch mechanism, a second end thereof is displaced so as to securely engage the facing flange and maintain the high vacuum seal established by the displacement of the flange assembly and extension of the bellows without displacing the entire duct.

  4. Mechanical Properties of Aerogels. Final Report

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    Parmenter, K.E.; Milstein, F.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aerogels are extremely low density solids that are characterized by a high porosity and pore sizes on the order of nanometers. Their low thermal conductivity and sometimes transparent appearance make them desirable for applications such as insulation in cryogenic vessels and between double paned glass in solar architecture. An understanding of the mechanical properties of aerogels is necessary before aerogels can be used in load bearing applications. In the present study, the mechanical behavior of various types of fiber-reinforced silica aerogels was investigated with hardness, compression, tension and shear tests. Particular attention was paid to the effects of processing parameters, testing conditions, storage environment, and age on the aerogels` mechanical response. The results indicate that the addition of fibers to the aerogel matrix generally resulted in softer, weaker materials with smaller elastic moduli. Furthermore, the testing environment significantly affected compression results. Tests in ethanol show an appreciable amount of scatter, and are not consistent with results for tests in air. In fact, the compression specimens appeared to crack and begin to dissolve upon exposure to the ethanol solution. This is consistent with the inherent hydrophobic nature of these aerogels. In addition, the aging process affected the aerogels` mechanical behavior by increasing their compressive strength and elastic moduli while decreasing their strain at fracture. However, desiccation of the specimens did not appreciably affect the mechanical properties, even though it reduced the aerogel density by removing trapped moisture. Finally, tension and shear test results indicate that the shear strength of the aerogels exceeds the tensile strength. This is consistent with the response of brittle materials. Future work should concentrate on mechanical testing at cryogenic temperatures, and should involve more extensive tensile tests.

  5. Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...

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    Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize...

  6. adaptive mechanisms regulate: Topics by E-print Network

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    Alexandra I. Cristea 265 Statistical Mechanics: A Possible Model for Market-based Electric Power Control CiteSeer Summary: Statistical mechanics provides a useful analog for...

  7. Transition Path Sampling of Water Exchange Rates and Mechanisms...

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    Path Sampling of Water Exchange Rates and Mechanisms around Aqueous Ions . Transition Path Sampling of Water Exchange Rates and Mechanisms around Aqueous Ions . Abstract: The rates...

  8. Decoupling: Mechanics and Issues, Presentation to the New Mexico...

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    Decoupling: Mechanics and Issues, Presentation to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop Decoupling: Mechanics and Issues, Presentation...

  9. Development and Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel...

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    Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel Surrogates for Compression Ignition Engine Applications Development and Validation of a Reduced Mechanism for Biodiesel Surrogates...

  10. Promotion of Hydrogen Release from Ammonia Borane with Mechanically...

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    Promotion of Hydrogen Release from Ammonia Borane with Mechanically Activated Hexagonal Boron Nitride. Promotion of Hydrogen Release from Ammonia Borane with Mechanically Activated...

  11. A Survey of Process Migration Mechanisms Jonathan M. Smith

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    Smith, Jonathan M.

    A Survey of Process Migration Mechanisms Jonathan M. Smith Computer Science Department Columbia Migration Mechanisms Jonathan M. Smith Computer Science Department Columbia University New York, NY 10027

  12. Deactivation mechanisms of NOx storage materials arising from...

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    mechanisms of NOx storage materials arising from thermal aging and sulfur poisoning Deactivation mechanisms of NOx storage materials arising from thermal aging and sulfur poisoning...

  13. Project Profile: Degradation Mechanisms for Thermal Energy Storage...

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    Degradation Mechanisms for Thermal Energy Storage and Heat Transfer Fluid Containment Materials Project Profile: Degradation Mechanisms for Thermal Energy Storage and Heat Transfer...

  14. Attractive Noncovalent Interactions inthe Mechanism ofGrubbsSecond...

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    Attractive Noncovalent Interactions inthe Mechanism of GrubbsSecond-Generation Ru Catalysts forOlefin Metathesis. Attractive Noncovalent Interactions inthe Mechanism of...

  15. antimicrobial resistance mechanisms: Topics by E-print Network

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    (more) Myers, Cullen Lucan 2013-01-01 31 Original article Mechanisms of resistance to acrolein Physics Websites Summary: Original article Mechanisms of resistance to acrolein in...

  16. Deactivation Mechanisms of Base Metal/Zeolite Urea Selective...

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    peden16807.pdf More Documents & Publications Understanding the Deactivation Mechanisms of CuZeolite SCR Catalysts in Diesel Application Deactivation Mechanisms of Base Metal...

  17. Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for...

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    Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for Li-ion Batteries by In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy. Probing the Degradation Mechanisms in Electrolyte Solutions for...

  18. Modeling-Thermo-electrochemistry, Capacity Degradation and Mechanics...

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    Modeling-Thermo-electrochemistry, Capacity Degradation and Mechanics with SEI Layer Modeling-Thermo-electrochemistry, Capacity Degradation and Mechanics with SEI Layer 2011 DOE...

  19. auratus potential mechanisms: Topics by E-print Network

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    Group has specialized knowledge in the areas of: Opto-mechanical and integrated detector Mojzsis, Stephen J. 334 The algebraic entropy of classical mechanics Mathematical...

  20. auction mechanism design: Topics by E-print Network

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    Engines Gatti, Nicola 9 Design analysis mechanisms for carbon auction market through electricity market coupling Physics Websites Summary: Design analysis mechanisms for...

  1. Contingency in the Direction and Mechanics of Soil Organic Matter...

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    Contingency in the Direction and Mechanics of Soil Organic Matter Responses to Increased Rainfall. Contingency in the Direction and Mechanics of Soil Organic Matter Responses to...

  2. The Mechanisms of Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions in...

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    The Mechanisms of Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions in Nonaqueous Lithium-Oxygen Batteries. The Mechanisms of Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions in Nonaqueous...

  3. Mechanisms controlling soil carbon turnover and their potential...

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    Mechanisms controlling soil carbon turnover and their potential application for enhancing carbon sequestration . Mechanisms controlling soil carbon turnover and their potential...

  4. agricultural mechanical engineering: Topics by E-print Network

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    Sciences and Ecology Websites Summary: College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Core 2.0 Completion Checklist Mechanical Engineering Science IN CHMY 141 (CHEM 131) 6 Research...

  5. Reconstruction of Sedimentary Rock Based on Mechanical Properties

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    Jin, Guodong; Patzek, Tad W.; Silin, Dmitry B.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the veri?cation of rock mechanical properties. The dynamicis white. IV. ROCK MECHANICAL PROPERTIES FIG. 9: Cementationextracting meaningful rock transport properties from these

  6. Chelation: A Fundamental Mechanism of Action of AGE Inhibitors...

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    Mechanism of Action of AGE Inhibitors, AGE Breakers, and Other Inhibitors of Diabetes Complications. Chelation: A Fundamental Mechanism of Action of AGE Inhibitors, AGE...

  7. Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model and Experiments...

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    Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model and Experiments for Optimization of Enhanced Geothermal System Development and Production Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechan...

  8. Mechanisms of interaction of radiation with matter

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    Not Available

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This progress report is a summary and update of the research performed under DOE grant FG-02086-ER60405 from September 1, 1989 to August 31, 1990. Part I deals with mechanisms of photoemission from organic particulates, theoretical studied of the photoemission of electrons into atmospheres containing scavenger molecules, and theoretical studies of the possible existence of excitonic ions. Part II deals with the mechanisms of electrolytic reactions which occur at solid anthracene/aqueous electrolyte interfaces. Part III describes our most recent results on the physico-chemical interactions of mutagenic and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) derivatives with nucleic acids. 3 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Optics, Mechanics and Quantization of Reparametrization Systems

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    M. Navarro; J. Guerrero; V. Aldaya

    1994-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we regard the dynamics obtained from Fermat principle as begin the classical theory of light. We (first-)quantize the action and show how close we can get to the Maxwell theory. We show that Quantum Geometric Optics is not a theory of fields in curved space. Considering Classical Mechanics to be on the same footing, we show the parallelism between Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Geometric Optics. We show that, due to the reparametrization invariance of the classical theories, the dynamics of the quantum theories is given by a Hamiltonian constraint. Some implications of the above analogy in the quantization of true reparameterization invariant systems are discussed.

  10. Testing foundations of quantum mechanics with photons

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    Peter Shadbolt; Jonathan C. F. Matthews; Anthony Laing; Jeremy L. O'Brien

    2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The foundational ideas of quantum mechanics continue to give rise to counterintuitive theories and physical effects that are in conflict with a classical description of Nature. Experiments with light at the single photon level have historically been at the forefront of tests of fundamental quantum theory and new developments in photonics engineering continue to enable new experiments. Here we review recent photonic experiments to test two foundational themes in quantum mechanics: wave-particle duality, central to recent complementarity and delayed-choice experiments; and Bell nonlocality where recent theoretical and technological advances have allowed all controversial loopholes to be separately addressed in different photonics experiments.

  11. Damage mechanisms in PBT-GF30 under thermo-mechanical cyclic loading

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    Schaaf, A., E-mail: alexander.schaaf@de.bosch.com; De Monte, M., E-mail: alexander.schaaf@de.bosch.com; Hoffmann, C., E-mail: alexander.schaaf@de.bosch.com [Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering - Advance Production Technology 1 - Plastics Engineering (CR/APP), Postbox 1131, 71301 Waiblingen (Germany); Vormwald, M., E-mail: vormwald@wm.tu-darmstadt.de [Department of Material Science, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany); Quaresimin, M., E-mail: marino.quaresimin@unipd.it [Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova (Italy)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scope of this paper is the investigation of damage mechanisms at microscopic scale on a short glass fiber reinforced polybutylene terephthalate (PBT-GF30) under thermo-mechanical cyclic loading. In addition the principal mechanisms are verified through micro mechanical FE models. In order to investigate the fatigue behavior of the material both isothermal strain controlled fatigue (ISCF) tests at three different temperatures and thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) tests were conducted on plain and notched specimens, manufactured by injection molding. The goal of the work is to determine the damage mechanisms occurring under TMF conditions and to compare them with the mechanisms occurring under ISCF. For this reason fracture surfaces of TMF and ISCF samples loaded at different temperature levels were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy. Furthermore, specimens that failed under TMF were examined on microsections revealing insight into both crack initiation and crack propagation. The findings of this investigation give valuable information about the main damage mechanisms of PBT-GF30 under TMF loading and serve as basis for the development of a TMF life estimation methodology.

  12. Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication, MTM G230 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Enineering

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    Müftü, Sinan

    is a fiber reinforced polymer. Due to its light weight and strength, it is used in many applications, fromMechanics of Contact and Lubrication, MTM G230 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Enineering on the same machine in the same environmental conditions for comparison. The machine to be used is the Umax

  13. Erwin Schroedinger and the rise of Wave mechanics. II. The creation of wave mechanics

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    Mehra, J.

    1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article (Part II) deals with the creation of the theory of wave mechanics by Erwin Schroedinger in Zurich during the early months of 1926; he laid the foundations of this theory in his first two communications to Annalen der Physik. The background of Schroedinger's work on, and his actual creation of, wave mechanics are analyzed.

  14. Epoxy Nanocomposites with Highly Exfoliated Clay: Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanisms

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    George, Steven C.

    Epoxy Nanocomposites with Highly Exfoliated Clay: Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanisms Ke; Revised Manuscript Received November 9, 2004 ABSTRACT: Epoxy/clay nanocomposites with a better exfoliated and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that clay was highly exfoliated and uniformly dispersed

  15. Characterizing motion contour detection mechanisms and equivalent mechanisms in the luminance domain

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    Zanker, Johannes M.

    Characterizing motion contour detection mechanisms and equivalent mechanisms in the luminance with sparsely defined luminance Gabor patterns and found similar results, but only at low sampling densities. The nature of the information and the strength of the signal influence the properties of luminance contour

  16. Nano-Machines Achieve Huge Mechanical Breakthrough

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    Leigh, David A.

    NANO TECH Nano-Machines Achieve Huge Mechanical Breakthrough Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Sep 08, 2005 that use molecular 'nano'-machines of this kind to help perform physical tasks. Nano-machines could also owners set to return to battered Orleans l Six dead, two missing after heavy rains hit Page 1 of 3Nano

  17. Huntington's disease: underlying molecular mechanisms and emerging

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    Morimoto, Richard

    transcriptional mechanism also dictates the expression of polygluta- mine proteins. Here, we summarize the key with no disease modifying treatments available [1]. At the molecular level, HD is caused by a CAG trinu- cleotide is composed of proteins involved in transcription, DNA maintenance, cell cycle regulation, cellular orga

  18. Guosong Lin Department of Mechanical Engineering,

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    Li, Jing

    Arbor, MI 48109 Wayne Cai Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory, General Motors R&D Center, WarrenGuosong Lin Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 e-mail: guosongl@umich.edu Jing Li Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan

  19. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF PVC: MODEL EVALUATION

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    Miroshnychenko, Dmitri

    MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF PVC: MODEL EVALUATION BY DMYTRO MIROSHNYCHENKO A MASTER'S THESIS SUBMITTED in the prediction of the Treloar data . . . 60 3 The yield stress of oriented PVC and its prediction 66 3 of oriented PVC . . . . . . 69 3.4 Prediction of the yield stress of oriented PVC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

  20. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    :00 ­ 12:50 PM Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building CONNECTING ART AND SCIENCE TO DETERMINE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON SEA TURTLE NESTING AND OCEANIC DISTRIBUTIONS Warren Porter, University of Wisconsin of the ultimate "green machine", the leatherback sea turtle, a species that has been around for the last 170

  1. KTH Mechanics SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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    Haviland, David

    Graduate courses 5. Research activities 5. 1 Doctoral theses defended 2008 5. 2 Licentiate theses presented doctoral theses and presentations of five licentiate theses during 2008. The publication list their Licentiate theses. The department also, together with the Department of Solid Mechanics, serves as host

  2. KTH Mechanics SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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    Haviland, David

    Graduate courses 5. Research activities 5. 1 Doctoral theses defended 5. 2 Licentiate theses presented 5. 3 activity of the department resulted in the defences of 7 doctoral theses and presentations of 6 licentiate their Licentiate theses. The department also, together with the Department of Solid Mechanics and the Marcus

  3. MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM: ME 794

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    Bieber, Michael

    MEC Particle transport along and across the streamlines in microfluidic devices Dr. Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Rutgers University, New Jersey Flow in microfluidic devices are usually regarded based on the consideration of Stokes flow condition. Inertial microfluidics, however, has recently

  4. Wind Turbines Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

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    Provancher, William

    Wind Turbines Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Objective Introduce students to the concept of alternative energy. Explain the math and scientific principles behind engineering wind turbines. Standards and how it applies to wind energy About how surface area and shape effects wind turbine efficiency

  5. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    :00 12:50 PM 1800 Engineering Hall MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC CATHETERS: ADDRESSING CHALLENGES THROUGH MODELING, CONTROL, AND DESIGN Michael Zinn Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UW-Madison Abstract: In recent years, minimally-invasive surgical systems based on flexible robotic manipulators have

  6. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies

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    ) and carbon corrosion measurements #12;Budget DOE Cost Share Recipient Cost Share TOTAL $8,225,000 $501,263 $8 of an integrated comprehensive model of cell degradation Methods to mitigate degradation of components #12 and mechanical stabilized ionomers. M4: LANL: Completion of drive cycle (load) life testing with start

  7. A Mechanized Theory for Microprocessor Correctness Statements

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    Day, Nancy

    A Mechanized Theory for Microprocessor Correctness Statements Nancy A. Day 1 , Mark D. Aagaard 2 Microprocessor verification has become increasingly challenging with the use of optimizations such as out­of­order execution. Because of the complex­ ity of the implementations, a wide variety of microprocessor correctness

  8. A Mechanized Theory for Microprocessor Correctness Statements

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    Waterloo, University of

    A Mechanized Theory for Microprocessor Correctness Statements Nancy A. Day1 , Mark D. Aagaard2 Microprocessor verification has become increasingly challenging with the use of optimizations such as out-of-order execution. Because of the complex- ity of the implementations, a wide variety of microprocessor correctness

  9. MECHANICAL & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING COURSE PLAN BY SEMESTER

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    Barrash, Warren

    Mechanics of Materials 3 ME 320 Heat Transfer 3 MATH 360 or MATH 361 Engineering Statistics or Probability ENGR 245 Intro to Materials Science & Engineering 3 MATH 360 or MATH 361* Engineering Statistics or Probability and Statistics* 3 ENGR 245L Intro to Materials Science & Engr. Lab 1 ENGL 202 Technical

  10. Optomechanical laser cooling with mechanical modulations

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    Marc Bienert; Pablo Barberis-Blostein

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We theoretically study the laser cooling of cavity optomechanics when the mechanical resonance frequency and damping depend on time. In the regime of weak optomechanical coupling we extend the theory of laser cooling using an adiabatic approximation. We discuss the modifications of the cooling dynamics and compare it with numerical simulations in a wide range of modulation frequencies.

  11. R. A. Wirtz Mechanical Engineering Department,

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    Wirtz, Richard A.

    89557 A Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage Device, Part 2: Thermal Performance Figures of Merit Two figures of merit for hybrid Thermal Energy Storage (TES) units are developed: the volumetric figure of merit, V be designed for peak power operation. Incorporation of a Thermal Energy Storage TES mechanism into the module

  12. Mental Models of Physical Mechanisms and Their

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    de Kleer, Johan

    is that of mechanistic devices, including physical machines, electronic and hydraulic systems, and even hybrids such as electro--mechanical systems. Our top-level goals are: (1) to investigate what it means for a person to understand a complex system, in particular, the mental models that experts form of how a system functions

  13. Acrolein-Mediated Mechanisms of Neuronal Death

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    Shi, Riyi

    Acrolein-Mediated Mechanisms of Neuronal Death Peishan Liu-Snyder,1 Helen McNally,1 Riyi Shi,1 stress lead to breakdown of membrane lipids (lipid peroxidation) during secondary injury. Acrolein certain fea- tures of cell death induced by acrolein on PC12 cells as well as cells from dorsal root

  14. Saptarshi Basu Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and

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    Peles, Yoav

    it an attractive heat transfer mechanism for use with electronics cooling in the near future. Increasing integrated cooling technologies, which could involve a heat flux controlled flow boil- ing setup. Such a system can circuit IC packaging density has resulted in very high power dissipation rates, and the present air-cooled

  15. Wave Mechanics and the Fifth Dimension

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    Paul S. Wesson; James M. Overduin

    2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Replacing 4D Minkowski space by 5D canonical space leads to a clearer derivation of the main features of wave mechanics, including the wave function and the velocity of de Broglie waves. Recent tests of wave-particle duality could be adapted to investigate whether de Broglie waves are basically 4D or 5D in nature.

  16. Electrical resistivity mechanism in magnetorheological elastomer

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    polymer. Once the polymer is cured, this anisotropic structure is kept, giving to the composite new the conduction mechanism in such composite, the influence of pressure on the electrical resistivity of metal of the insulating polymer layer strongly adsorbed on the surface of particles. 1. Introduction Conductive polymer

  17. MECHANICS AND NONLINEAR CONTROL: MAKING UNDERWATER VEHICLES

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    Leonard, Naomi

    which pro vide powerful means to understand and describe mechanical system behavior. Methods incorporat performance and efficient use of onboard power. We highlight the underwater vehicle control sys tem both torques that mimic the stabilizing moment associated with gravitational and buoy ant forces, using

  18. Energy Impacts of Envelope Tightening and Mechanical

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    1 Energy Impacts of Envelope Tightening and Mechanical Ventilation for the U.S. Residential Sector Energy Commission through Contract 500-08-061. #12;3 ABSTRACT Effective residential envelope air sealing reduces infiltration and associated energy costs for thermal conditioning, yet often creates a need

  19. Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering PENNPENNSSTATETATE

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    Yang, Vigor

    Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering PENNPENNSSTATETATE Introduction to Micro://www.onera.fr/conferences/micropropulsion/ For "Power MEMS" devices, typically in applications where batteries are currently used. - high power density For "Power MEMS" devices, typically in applications where batteries are currently used. - high power density

  20. THE DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIFICITY OF PHYSICAL MECHANISMS

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    Newman, Stuart A.

    THE DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIFICITY OF PHYSICAL MECHANISMS STUART A. NEWMAN Marta Linde understanding was bumpy and tortuous, with not everybody arriving at the same place (Linde-Medina 2010). Among populations. The molding of the forms by functional requirements leads Linde-Medina to term this school

  1. DNA Twist Elasticity: Mechanics and Thermal Fluctuations

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    Supurna Sinha; Joseph Samuel

    2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The elastic properties of semiflexible polymers are of great importance in biology. There are experiments on biopolymers like double stranded DNA, which twist and stretch single molecules to probe their elastic properties. It is known that thermal fluctuations play an important role in determining molecular elastic properties, but a full theoretical treatment of the problem of twist elasticity of fluctuating ribbons using the simplest worm like chain model (WLC) remains elusive. In this paper, we approach this problem by taking first a mechanical approach and then incorporating thermal effects in a quadratic approximation applying the Gelfand-Yaglom (GY) method for computing fluctuation determinants. Our study interpolates between mechanics and statistical mechanics in a controlled way and shows how profoundly thermal fluctuations affect the elasticity of semiflexible polymers. The new results contained here are: 1) a detailed study of the minimum energy configurations with explicit expressions for their energy and writhe and plots of the extension versus Link for these configurations. 2) a study of fluctuations around the local minima of energy and approximate analytical formulae for the free energy of stretched twisted polymers derived by the Gelfand Yaglom method. We use insights derived from our mechanical approach to suggest calculational schemes that lead to an improved treatment of thermal fluctuations. From the derived formulae, predictions of the WLC model for molecular elasticity can be worked out for comparison against numerical simulations and experiments.

  2. On diagram algebras and statistical mechanics

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    Haase, Markus

    to discuss relationship structures of towers of diagram algebras statistical mechanical models of many body framework H may have interpretation of Energy (ergodic hypothesis) (as in, the more energy required to sustain a state s, the less likely we are to be in it -- idea being that high energy states are less

  3. Stochastic mechanism of color confinement V. Kuvshinov

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    Heller, Barbara

    Stochastic mechanism of color confinement V. Kuvshinov Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear, for example inside a hadron or deconfined QGP. QCD vacuum is the environment for color quantum particles whose into the pieces transformed under trivial and adjoint representations [4]. As is known due to Casimir scaling

  4. A. Kornilov Department of Mechanical Engineering,

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    Elperin, Tov

    transformation into a surface microcrack. The results of thermal stresses analysis are in an agreement is important to the electronic industry. Since chips often operate at a high power level Bar-Cohen 1 , Suhir 2 critical size propagate inside the wafer and result in mechanical failure of an electronic assembly. Thus

  5. Microfluidic Cell Electroporation Using a Mechanical Valve

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    Lu, Chang

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

  6. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering UMassAmherst

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering UMassAmherst OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY COST MODEL Charlene energy can be and the changes in the cost of energy as the design of the wind turbine changes. The wind, the cost of offshore wind energy generated by 100 wind turbines in 60m or more of water depth with a rating

  7. Department of Mechanical Engineering 2014 Seminar Series

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    Professor Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Thermal-fluids and Energy Conversion such as solar energy harvesting and enhanced energy transfer device development. Firstly, a label. Secondly, surface plasmon resonance technology is applied into energy conversion such as solar energy

  8. Scalable Mechanisms for Rational Secret Sharing

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    Dani, Varsha; Saia, Jared

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the classical secret sharing problem in the case where all agents are selfish but rational. In recent work, Kol and Naor show that, when there are two players, in the non-simultaneous communication model, i.e. when rushing is possible, there is no Nash equilibrium that ensures both players learn the secret. However, they describe a mechanism for this problem, for any number of players, that is an epsilon-Nash equilibrium, in that no player can gain more than epsilon utility by deviating from it. Unfortunately, the Kol and Naor mechanism, and, to the best of our knowledge, all previous mechanisms for this problem require each agent to send O(n) messages in expectation, where n is the number of agents. This may be problematic for some applications of rational secret sharing such as secure multi-party computation and simulation of a mediator. We address this issue by describing mechanisms for rational secret sharing that are designed for large n. Both of our results hold for n > 2, and are Nash equil...

  9. Mechanical Engineering Department "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    of Cryogenic Thermosyphon Abstract: Cooling systems for superconducting magnets are required to reach liquid the cryocooler to maximize the cooling power of the system. Third Presenter: Jake Riederer (12:30) Title: Vehicle Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building 1513 University Avenue Final Research Presentations

  10. "We retrofitted mechanical systems in 8 buildings!"

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    "We retrofitted mechanical systems in 8 buildings!" LOW INTEREST RATE LOANS AVAILABLE NOW! County of Contra Costa California Energy Commission Apply Today! See Case Study on Back of Flyer "Our low interest and cooling systems in eight buildings. The energy efficient measures include replacing pneumatic controls

  11. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS

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    Krivtsov, Anton M.

    of this mechanism can been seen as new generation percussive drilling tools. Key words: vibration, energy transfer for Marine and Petroleum Technology entitled 'Enhanced Resonance Drilling' (Wiercigroch, 1999), which TRANSFER VIA MODULATED IMPACTS FOR PERCUSSIVE DRILLING Marian Wiercigroch University of Aberdeen, Centre

  12. Unstable trajectories and the quantum mechanical uncertainty

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    Moser, Hans R. [Physics Institute, University of Zuerich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zuerich (Switzerland)], E-mail: moser@physik.uzh.ch

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    There is still an ongoing discussion about various seemingly contradictory aspects of classical particle motion and its quantum mechanical counterpart. One of the best accepted viewpoints that intend to bridge the gap is the so-called Copenhagen Interpretation. A major issue there is to regard wave functions as probability amplitudes (usually for the position of a particle). However, the literature also reports on approaches that claim a trajectory for any quantum mechanical particle, Bohmian mechanics probably being the most prominent one among these ideas. We introduce a way to calculate trajectories as well, but our crucial ingredient is their well controlled local (thus also momentaneous) degree of instability. By construction, at every moment their unpredictability, i.e., their local separation rates of neighboring trajectories, is governed by the local value of the given modulus square of a wave function. We present extensive numerical simulations of the H and He atom, and for some velocity-related quantities, namely angular momentum and total energy, we inspect their agreement with the values appearing in wave mechanics. Further, we interpret the archetypal double slit interference experiment in the spirit of our findings. We also discuss many-particle problems far beyond He, which guides us to a variety of possible applications.

  13. 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2007

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    Kardar, Mehran

    Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability ...

  14. 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2005

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    Kardar, Mehran

    Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability ...

  15. Nanocrystalline alloys : enhanced strengthening mechanisms and mechanically-driven structural evolution

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    Rupert, Timothy J. (Timothy John)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocrystalline materials have experienced a great deal of attention in recent years, largely due to their impressive array of physical properties. In particular, nanocrystalline mechanical behavior has been of interest, ...

  16. Mechanics of Contact and Lubrication, Richards 275 Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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    Müftü, Sinan

    . But as a person ages, the water content of the cartilage decreases as a result of a reduced proteoglycan content and varied sources of mechanical stress, including misalignments of bones caused by congenital or pathogenic

  17. Exploration of mechanisms underlying the strain-rate-dependent mechanical property of single chondrocytes

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    Nguyen, Trung Dung; Gu, YuanTong, E-mail: yuantong.gu@qut.edu.au [School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland (Australia)

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the characterization by Atomic Force Microscopy, we report that the mechanical property of single chondrocytes has dependency on the strain-rates. By comparing the mechanical deformation responses and the Young's moduli of living and fixed chondrocytes at four different strain-rates, we explore the deformation mechanisms underlying this dependency property. We found that the strain-rate-dependent mechanical property of living cells is governed by both of the cellular cytoskeleton and the intracellular fluid when the fixed chondrocytes are mainly governed by their intracellular fluid, which is called the consolidation-dependent deformation behavior. Finally, we report that the porohyperelastic constitutive material model which can capture the consolidation-dependent behavior of both living and fixed chondrocytes is a potential candidature to study living cell biomechanics.

  18. Helium Migration Mechanisms in Polycrystalline Uranium Dioxide

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    Martin, Guillaume; Desgardin, Pierre; Sauvage, Thierry; Barthe, Marie-France [CERI, CNRS, 3 A rue de la Ferollerie, ORLEANS, 45071 (France); Garcia, Philippe; Carlot, Gaelle [DEN/DEC/SESC/LLCC, CEA Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance, 13108 (France)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study aims at identifying the release mechanisms of helium in uranium dioxide. Two sets of polycrystalline UO{sub 2} sintered samples presenting different microstructures were implanted with {sup 3}He ions at concentrations in the region of 0.1 at.%. Changes in helium concentrations were monitored using two Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA) techniques based on the {sup 3}He(d,{alpha}){sup 1}H reaction. {sup 3}He release is measured in-situ during sample annealing at temperatures ranging between 700 deg. C and 1000 deg. C. Accurate helium depth profiles are generated after each annealing stage. Results that provide data for further understanding helium release mechanisms are discussed. It is found that helium diffusion appears to be enhanced above 900 deg. C in the vicinity of grain boundaries possibly as a result of the presence of defects. (authors)

  19. Enhancement Mechanisms of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

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    Gareev, F A

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The review of possible stimulation mechanisms of LENR (low energy nuclear reaction) is represented. We have concluded that transmutation of nuclei at low energies and excess heat are possible in the framework of the modern physical theory - the universal resonance synchronization principle [1] and based on its different enhancement mechanisms of reaction rates are responsible for these processes [2]. The excitation and ionization of atoms may play role as a trigger for LENR. Superlow energy of external fields may stimulate LENR [3]. Investigation of this phenomenon requires knowledge of different branches of science: nuclear and atomic physics, chemistry and electrochemistry, condensed matter and solid state physics,... The results of this research field can provide a new source of energy, substances and technologies. The puzzle of poor reproducibility of experimental data is due to the fact that LENR occurs in open systems and it is extremely sensitive to parameters of external fields and systems. Classical ...

  20. Rheological and Mechanical Considerations for Photovoltaic Encapsulants

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    Kempe, M. D.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photovoltaic (pv) devices are encapsulated in polymeric materials not only for corrosion protection, but also for mechanical support. Even though ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) suffers from having both glass and melting phase transitions at temperatures experienced under environmental exposure, its low cost and good optical transmission made EVA the most commonly used material for PV modules. These transitions, however, cause EVA to embrittle at low temperatures (~ -15 deg C) and to be very soft at high temperatures (>40 deg C). From mechanical considerations, one would prefer a material that was relatively unchanged under a wide temperature range. This would produce a more predictable and reliable package. These concerns are likely to become more important as silicon based cells are made thinner.

  1. Chimera States in Mechanical Oscillator Networks

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    Martens, Erik Andreas; Fourrire, Antoine; Hallatschek, Oskar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The synchronization of coupled oscillators is a fascinating manifestation of self-organization that nature employs to orchestrate essential processes of life, such as the beating of the heart. While it was long thought that synchrony or disorder were mutually exclusive steady states for a network of identical oscillators, numerous theoretical studies in recent years revealed the intriguing possibility of 'chimera states', in which the symmetry of the oscillator population is broken into a synchronous and an asynchronous part. However, a striking lack of empirical evidence raises the question of whether chimeras are indeed characteristic to natural systems. This calls for a palpable realization of chimera states without any fine-tuning, from which physical mechanisms underlying their emergence can be uncovered. Here, we devise a simple experiment with mechanical oscillators coupled in a hierarchical network to show that chimeras emerge naturally from a competition between two antagonistic synchronization patte...

  2. Mechanical switching of ferro-electric rubber

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    J. M. Adams; M. Warner

    2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    At the A to C transition, smectic elastomers have recently been observed to undergo $\\sim$35% spontaneous shear strains. We first explicitly describe how strains of up to twice this value could be mechanically or electrically induced in Sm-$C$ elastomers by rotation of the director on a cone around the layer normal at various elastic costs depending on constraints. Secondly, for typical sample geometries, we give the various microstructures in Sm-$C$ akin to those seen in nematic elastomers under distortions with constraints. It is possible to give explicit results for the nature of the textures. Chiral Sm-$C$ elastomers are ferro-electric. We calculate how the polarization could be mechanically reversed by large, hard or soft strains of the rubber, depending upon sample geometry.

  3. Fundamental mechanisms in flue-gas conditioning

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    Dahlin, R.S.; Vann Bush, P.; Snyder, T.R.

    1992-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this research project is to formulate a mathematical model of flue gas conditioning. This model will be based on an understanding of why ash properties, such as cohesivity and resistivity, are changed by conditioning. Such a model could serve as a component of the performance models of particulate control devices where flue gas conditioning is used. There are two specific objectives of this research project, which divide the planned research into two main parts. One part of the project is designed to determine how ash particles are modified by interactions with sorbent injection processes and to describe the mechanisms by which these interactions affect fine particle collection. The objective of the other part of the project is to identify the mechanisms by which conditioning agents, including chemically active compounds, modify the key properties of fine fly ash particles.

  4. Quantum Mechanics, Gravity, and the Multiverse

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    Yasunori Nomura

    2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of accelerating expansion of the universe has led us to take the dramatic view that our universe may be one of the many universes in which low energy physical laws take different forms: the multiverse. I explain why/how this view is supported both observationally and theoretically, especially by string theory and eternal inflation. I then describe how quantum mechanics plays a crucial role in understanding the multiverse, even at the largest distance scales. The resulting picture leads to a revolutionary change of our view of spacetime and gravity, and completely unifies the paradigm of the eternally inflating multiverse with the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. The picture also provides a solution to a long-standing problem in eternal inflation, called the measure problem, which I briefly describe.

  5. Professor C. N. Yang and Statistical Mechanics

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    F. Y. Wu

    2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Professor Chen Ning Yang has made seminal and influential contributions in many different areas in theoretical physics. This talk focuses on his contributions in statistical mechanics, a field in which Professor Yang has held a continual interest for over sixty years. His Master's thesis was on a theory of binary alloys with multi-site interactions, some 30 years before others studied the problem. Likewise, his other works opened the door and led to subsequent developments in many areas of modern day statistical mechanics and mathematical physics. He made seminal contributions in a wide array of topics, ranging from the fundamental theory of phase transitions, the Ising model, Heisenberg spin chains, lattice models, and the Yang-Baxter equation, to the emergence of Yangian in quantum groups. These topics and their ramifications will be discussed in this talk.

  6. Falsification of dark energy by fluid mechanics

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    Gibson, Carl H

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of accelerating supernovae dimness, suggesting a remarkable change in the expansion rate of the Universe from a decrease since the big bang to an increase, driven by anti-gravity forces of a mysterious dark energy material comprising 70% of the Universe mass-energy. Fluid mechanical considerations falsify both the accelerating expansion and dark energy concepts. Kinematic viscosity is neglected in current standard models of self-gravitational structure formation, which rely on cold dark matter CDM condensations and clusterings that are also falsified by fluid mechanics. Weakly collisional CDM particles do not condense but diffuse away. Photon viscosity predicts superclustervoid fragmentation early in the plasma epoch and protogalaxies at the end. At the plasma-gas transition, the plasma fragments into Earth-mass gas planets in trillion planet clumps (proto-globular-star-cluster PGCs). The hydrogen planets freeze to form the dark matter of galaxies ...

  7. Net-Baryon Physics: Basic Mechanisms

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    J. Alvarez-Muniz; R. Conceicao; J. Dias de Deus; M. C. Espirito Santo; J. G. Milhano; M. Pimenta

    2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well known that, in nuclear collisions, a sizable fraction of the available energy is carried away by baryons. As the baryon number is conserved, the net-baryon $B-\\bar{B}$ retains information on the energy-momentum carried by the incoming nuclei. A simple but consistent model for net-baryon production in high energy hadron-hadron, hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions is presented. The basic ingredients of the model are valence string formation based on standard PDFs with QCD evolution and string fragmentation via the Schwinger mechanism. The results of the model are presented and compared with both data and existing models. These results show that a good description of the main features of net-baryon data is possible on the framework of a simplistic model, with the advantage of making the fundamental production mechanisms manifest.

  8. Micro electro mechanical system optical switching

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    Thorson, Kevin J; Stevens, Rick C; Kryzak, Charles J; Leininger, Brian S; Kornrumpf, William P; Forman, Glenn A; Iannotti, Joseph A; Spahn, Olga B; Cowan, William D; Dagel, Daryl J

    2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The present disclosure includes apparatus, system, and method embodiments that provide micro electo mechanical system optical switching and methods of manufacturing switches. For example, one optical switch embodiment includes at least one micro electro mechanical system type pivot mirror structure disposed along a path of an optical signal, the structure having a mirror and an actuator, and the mirror having a pivot axis along a first edge and having a second edge rotatable with respect to the pivot axis, the mirror being capable of and arranged to be actuated to pivot betweeen a position parallel to a plane of an optical signal and a position substantially normal to the plane of the optical signal.

  9. Stirling engine control mechanism and method

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    Dineen, John J. (Durham, NH)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A reciprocating-to-rotating motion conversion and power control device for a Stirling engine includes a hub mounted on an offset portion of the output shaft for rotation relative to the shaft and for sliding motion therealong which causes the hub to tilt relative to the axis of rotation of the shaft. This changes the angle of inclination of the hub relative to the shaft axis and changes the axial stroke of a set of arms connected to the hub and nutating therewith. A hydraulic actuating mechanism is connected to the hub for moving its axial position along the shaft. A balancing wheel is linked to the hub and changes its angle of inclination as the angle of inclination of the hub changes to maintain the mechanism in perfect balance throughout its range of motion.

  10. Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism

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    Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave., #401, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

  11. Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism

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    Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave. #705, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

  12. Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism

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    Johnson, K.C.

    1992-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion. 16 figs.

  13. Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and

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    Van de Ven, James D.

    Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Mechanical Energy and Power Systems Laboratory Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition ASME/IMECE 2009 Copyright c 2009 by ASME Dr. James D. Van de Ven #12;seal, and several of it's important variables.C(3

  14. Strange Bedfellows: Quantum Mechanics and Data Mining

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    Marvin Weinstein

    2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Last year, in 2008, I gave a talk titled {\\it Quantum Calisthenics}. This year I am going to tell you about how the work I described then has spun off into a most unlikely direction. What I am going to talk about is how one maps the problem of finding clusters in a given data set into a problem in quantum mechanics. I will then use the tricks I described to let quantum evolution lets the clusters come together on their own.

  15. A microscopic mechanism for increasing thermoelectric efficiency

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    Keiji Saito; Giuliano Benenti; Giulio Casati

    2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the coupled particle and energy transport in a prototype model of interacting one-dimensional system: the disordered hard-point gas, for which numerical data suggest that the thermoelectric figure of merit ZT diverges with the system size. This result is explained in terms of a microscopic mechanism, namely the local equilibrium is characterized by the emergence of a broad stationary "modified Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution", of width much larger than the mean velocity of the particle flow.

  16. Molecular Mechanism of Biological Proton Transport

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    Pomes, R.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proton transport across lipid membranes is a fundamental aspect of biological energy transduction (metabolism). This function is mediated by a Grotthuss mechanism involving proton hopping along hydrogen-bonded networks embedded in membrane-spanning proteins. Using molecular simulations, the authors have explored the structural, dynamic, and thermodynamic properties giving rise to long-range proton translocation in hydrogen-bonded networks involving water molecules, or water wires, which are emerging as ubiquitous H{sup +}-transport devices in biological systems.

  17. Mechanical characteristics of a flanged prosthesis

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    Araujo, Tatiana Ivonne

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A FLF':ED PROSTHESIS A Thesis by TATIANA IVONNE ARAUJO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1982 Flajot... Subfect: gioengineering MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A FLANGED PROSTHESIS A Thesis by TATIANA IVONNE ARAUJO Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Co ittee) (Member) (Member) (Member) (Head of Department) August 1982 ABST. RACT...

  18. Nonlinear Quantum Mechanics at the Planck Scale

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    George Svetlichny

    2004-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    I argue that the linearity of quantum mechanics is an emergent feature at the Planck scale, along with the manifold structure of space-time. In this regime the usual causality violation objections to nonlinearity do not apply, and nonlinear effects can be of comparable magnitude to the linear ones and still be highly suppressed at low energies. This can offer alternative approaches to quantum gravity and to the evolution of the early universe.

  19. Lock open mechanism for downhole safety valve

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    Shirk, S.H.

    1990-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a wireline operable lock open mechanism for use in a downhole safety valve for a subterranean well conduit having an axially shiftable valve member movable downwardly between a closed and an open position relative to the conduit bore and biased to the closed position. The safety valve including a tubular housing assemblage defining an upwardly facing no-go shoulder in its upper end and a downwardly facing locking shoulder in its lower end above the valve member.

  20. Carbon Nanotube DNA Sensor and Sensing Mechanism

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    nanotube (SWNT) DNA sensors and the sensing mechanism. The simple and generic protocol for label for direct label-free detection of DNA hybridization in a biocompatible buffer solution. We also carried out is a field effect device, which has a typical on-current of 3-6 A at 10 mV source- drain bias and an on-off