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Multiscale Thermohydrologic Model  

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The purpose of the multiscale thermohydrologic model (MSTHM) is to predict the possible range of thermal-hydrologic conditions, resulting from uncertainty and variability, in the repository emplacement drifts, including the invert, and in the adjoining host rock for the repository at Yucca Mountain. Thus, the goal is to predict the range of possible thermal-hydrologic conditions across the repository; this is quite different from predicting a single expected thermal-hydrologic response. The MSTHM calculates the following thermal-hydrologic parameters: temperature, relative humidity, liquid-phase saturation, evaporation rate, air-mass fraction, gas-phase pressure, capillary pressure, and liquid- and gas-phase fluxes (Table 1-1). These thermal-hydrologic parameters are required to support ''Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) Model/Analysis for the License Application'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 168504]). The thermal-hydrologic parameters are determined as a function of position along each of the emplacement drifts and as a function of waste package type. These parameters are determined at various reference locations within the emplacement drifts, including the waste package and drip-shield surfaces and in the invert. The parameters are also determined at various defined locations in the adjoining host rock. The MSTHM uses data obtained from the data tracking numbers (DTNs) listed in Table 4.1-1. The majority of those DTNs were generated from the following analyses and model reports: (1) ''UZ Flow Model and Submodels'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169861]); (2) ''Development of Numerical Grids for UZ Flow and Transport Modeling'' (BSC 2004); (3) ''Calibrated Properties Model'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169857]); (4) ''Thermal Conductivity of the Potential Repository Horizon'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169854]); (5) ''Thermal Conductivity of the Non-Repository Lithostratigraphic Layers'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170033]); (6) ''Ventilation Model and Analysis Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169862]); (7) ''Heat Capacity Analysis Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170003]).

T. Buscheck

2004-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Stochastic Homogenization Method and Multiscale Stochastic Finite Element Method - A Paradigm for Multiscale Computation of Stochastic PDEs  

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Multiscale modeling of stochastic systems, or uncertainty quantization of multiscale modeling is becoming an emerging research frontier, with rapidly growing engineering applications in nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials, and geo-systems, etc. While tremendous efforts have been devoted to either stochastic methods or multiscale methods, little combined work had been done on integration of multiscale and stochastic methods, and there was no method formally available to tackle multiscale problems involving uncertainties. By developing an innovative Multiscale Stochastic Finite Element Method (MSFEM), this research has made a ground-breaking contribution to the emerging field of Multiscale Stochastic Modeling (MSM) (Fig 1). The theory of MSFEM basically decomposes a boundary value problem of random microstructure into a slow scale deterministic problem and a fast scale stochastic one. The slow scale problem corresponds to common engineering modeling practices where fine-scale microstructure is approximated by certain effective constitutive constants, which can be solved by using standard numerical solvers. The fast scale problem evaluates fluctuations of local quantities due to random microstructure, which is important for scale-coupling systems and particularly those involving failure mechanisms. The Green-function-based fast-scale solver developed in this research overcomes the curse-of-dimensionality commonly met in conventional approaches, by proposing a random field-based orthogonal expansion approach. The MSFEM formulated in this project paves the way to deliver the first computational tool/software on uncertainty quantification of multiscale systems. The applications of MSFEM on engineering problems will directly enhance our modeling capability on materials science (composite materials, nanostructures), geophysics (porous media, earthquake), biological systems (biological tissues, bones, protein folding). Continuous development of MSFEM will further contribute to the establishment of Multiscale Stochastic Modeling strategy, and thereby potentially to bring paradigm-shifting changes to simulation and modeling of complex systems cutting across multidisciplinary fields.

X. Frank Xu

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Lattice Boltzmann Method and Multiscale Hemodynamics  

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The Lattice Boltzmann Method and Multiscale Hemodynamics: Recent Advances and Perspectives Giuseppe, geometry and mesh generation are particularly favorable if used in conjunction with the Lattice Boltzmann response, in particular, in proximity of the endothelium. Taken together, the Lattice Boltzmann framework

Pontrelli, Giuseppe

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Institute for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Interactions  

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The Institute for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Interactions (IMMBI) has two primary goals: Foster interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty and their research laboratories that will lead to novel applications of multiscale simulation and modeling methods in the biological sciences and engineering; and Building on the unique biophysical/biology-based engineering foundations of the participating faculty, train scientists and engineers to apply computational methods that collectively span multiple time and length scales of biological organization. The success of IMMBI will be defined by the following: Size and quality of the applicant pool for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows; Academic performance; Quality of the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research; Impact of the research broadly and to the DOE (ASCR program) mission; Distinction of the next career step for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows; and Faculty collaborations that result from IMMBI activities. Specific details about accomplishments during the three years of DOE support for IMMBI have been documented in Annual Progress Reports (April 2005, June 2006, and March 2007) and a Report for a National Academy of Sciences Review (October 2005) that were submitted to DOE on the dates indicated. An overview of these accomplishments is provided.

Michael E. Paulaitis

2009-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Advances in Computational Materials Science and Multiscale Materials Modeling  

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Recent Advances in Computational Materials Science and Multiscale Materials Modeling Guest Editors Advances in Computational Materials Science and Multiscale Materials Modeling. These symposia provide. Professor Karel Matous Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department University of Notre Dame Email

Matous, Karel

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Accounting for biological variability and sampling scale: a multi-scale approach to building epidemic models  

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...sedentary, by developing a multi-scale framework...individuals within families (or other social units...within parishes). The multi-scale framework developed...and sampling scale: a multi-scale approach to building epidemic models...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale modeling in granular flow  

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Granular materials are common in everyday experience, but have long-resisted a complete theoretical description. Here, we consider the regime of slow, dense granular flow, for which there is no general model, representing ...

Rycroft, Christopher Harley

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Modeling with Carbon Nanotubes  

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Technologically important nanomaterials come in all shapes and sizes. They can range from small molecules to complex composites and mixtures. Depending upon the spatial dimensions of the system and properties under investigation computer modeling of such materials can range from equilibrium and nonequilibrium Quantum Mechanics, to force-field-based Molecular Mechanics and kinetic Monte Carlo, to Mesoscale simulation of evolving morphology, to Finite-Element computation of physical properties. This brief review illustrates some of the above modeling techniques through a number of recent applications with carbon nanotubes: nano electromechanical sensors (NEMS), chemical sensors, metal-nanotube contacts, and polymer-nanotube composites.

Maiti, A

2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A Posteriori Analysis of Adaptive Multiscale Operator Decomposition Methods for Multiphysics Problems  

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This project was concerned with the accurate computational error estimation for numerical solutions of multiphysics, multiscale systems that couple different physical processes acting across a large range of scales relevant to the interests of the DOE. Multiscale, multiphysics models are characterized by intimate interactions between different physics across a wide range of scales. This poses significant computational challenges addressed by the proposal, including: (1) Accurate and efficient computation; (2) Complex stability; and (3) Linking different physics. The research in this project focused on Multiscale Operator Decomposition methods for solving multiphysics problems. The general approach is to decompose a multiphysics problem into components involving simpler physics over a relatively limited range of scales, and then to seek the solution of the entire system through some sort of iterative procedure involving solutions of the individual components. MOD is a very widely used technique for solving multiphysics, multiscale problems; it is heavily used throughout the DOE computational landscape. This project made a major advance in the analysis of the solution of multiscale, multiphysics problems.

Donald Estep; Michael Holst; Simon Tavener

2010-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic multi-scale model for transient radiative transfer calculations  

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on the radiative transfer equation (RTE) or the diffusion equation (DE). The RTE is a kinetic transport equation-scale model which couples the transient radiative transfer equation (RTE) and the diffusion equation (DE: transient radiative transfer, multi-scale model, finite volume method, diffusion equation, domain

Boyer, Edmond

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Fast multiscale Gaussian beam methods for wave equations in bounded convex domains  

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Motivated by fast multiscale Gaussian wavepacket transforms and multiscale Gaussian beam methods which were originally designed for pure initial-value problems of wave equations, we develop fast multiscale Gaussian beam methods for initial boundary value problems of wave equations in bounded convex domains in the high frequency regime. To compute the wave propagation in bounded convex domains, we have to take into account reflecting multiscale Gaussian beams, which are accomplished by enforcing reflecting boundary conditions during beam propagation and carrying out suitable reflecting beam summation. To propagate multiscale beams efficiently, we prove that the ratio of the squared magnitude of beam amplitude and the beam width is roughly conserved, and accordingly we propose an effective indicator to identify significant beams. We also prove that the resulting multiscale Gaussian beam methods converge asymptotically. Numerical examples demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the method.

Bao, Gang, E-mail: bao@math.msu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Lai, Jun, E-mail: laijun@msu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Qian, Jianliang, E-mail: qian@math.msu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Finite element analysis of grain-matrix micro-cracking in shale within the context of a multiscale modeling  

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, hydrofracturing, or oil shale production. Current macro- scale and multiscale models do not account simultaneously

Regueiro, Richard A.

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design, April 2013  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design

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Generalized finite element method for multiscale analysis  

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by the Partition of Unity Method (PUM). It is shown that the p-version of the Generalized FEM using mesh-based handbook functions is capable of achieving very high accuracy. It is also analyzed that the effect of the main factors affecting the accuracy...

Zhang, Lin

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CONVERGENCE OF A MULTISCALE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD ...  

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Mar 3, 1999 ... In this paper, we consider solving a class of two-dimensional, second order, el- liptic boundary ... a standard finite element or finite difference method is used to solve the equations, the degrees of ..... terfaces. The result depends on the geometry of the jump interfaces. ...... a measure of the relative error.

1999-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale modeling of polystyrene dynamics in different environments  

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Multiscale modeling of polystyrene dynamics in different environments Qi Sun1 , Florence Pon1 simulations can address not only the average properties of the system but also the distribution over any component in their neighborhood and vice versa. The simulation temperature of 450 K is chosen to be above

Faller, Roland

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A Multiscale Random Field Model for Bayesian Image Segmentation +#  

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appeared as: C. A. Bouman and M. Shapiro, ``A Multiscale Random Field Model for Bayesian Image Segmentation of Electrical Engineering Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907­0501 (317) 494­0340 Michael Shapiro US Army and Shapiro have suggested that a good segmentation of a image should separate the image into simple regions

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A Multiscale Random Field Model for Bayesian Image Segmentation  

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of Electrical Engineering Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907-0501 (317) 494-0340 Michael Shapiro US Army Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 162-177, March 1994. 1 This manuscript appeared as: C. A. Bouman and M. Shapiro, "A Multiscale Random Field Model for Bayesian Image Segmentation," IEEE Trans

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Multiscale modeling approach for calculating grain-boundary energies from first principles  

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A multiscale modeling approach is proposed for calculating energies of tilt-grain boundaries in covalent materials from first principles over an entire misorientation range for given tilt axes. The method uses energies from density-functional calculations for a few key structures as input into a disclination structural-units model. This approach is demonstrated by calculating energies of ?001?-symmetrical tilt-grain boundaries in diamond.

O. A. Shenderova; D. W. Brenner; A. A. Nazarov; A. E. Romanov; L. H. Yang

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unified lattice Boltzmann method for flow in multiscale porous media Qinjun Kang  

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Unified lattice Boltzmann method for flow in multiscale porous media Qinjun Kang Los Alamos; published 21 November 2002 In this paper, we develop a unified lattice Boltzmann method for flow

Zhang, Dongxiao

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Significant Enhancement of Computational Efficiency in Nonlinear Multiscale Battery Model for Computer Aided Engineering (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the significant enhancement of computational efficiency in nonlinear multiscale battery model for computer aided engineering in current research at NREL.

Kim, G.; Pesaran, A.; Smith, K.; Graf, P.; Jun, M.; Yang, C.; Li, G.; Li, S.; Hochman, A.; Tselepidakis, D.; White, J.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Multi-Dimensional Model for Better Cell Design and Management (Presentation)  

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Describes NREL's R&D to develop a multi-scale model to assist in designing better, more reliable lithium-ion battery cells for advanced vehicles.

Kim, G.-H.; Smith, K.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods  

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods G. Balarac, G of High Performance Computing G. Balarac LEGI, CNRS and Universit´e de Grenoble, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble

Cottet, Georges-Henri

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods  

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Multi-scale problems, high performance computing and hybrid numerical methods G. Balarac, G of High Performance Computing (HPC) is not anymore restricted to academia and scientific grand challenges

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Multiscale Statistical Methods and the Angular Distribution of Gamma-Ray Bursts  

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The spherical variants of multiscale methods - Voronoi tesselation (VT), minimalspanning tree (MST), and multifractal(MFR) analysis - are used to study the angular distributions of three subgroups of gamma-ray bursts

Roland Vavrek; Lajos G. Balzs; Attila Mszros

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Sagebrush Rangeland Habitat Modeling in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado  

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Multiscale Sagebrush Rangeland Habitat Modeling in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado Open-File Report" in Gunnison Basin, Colorado, 2007 (photograph by Lorie Brummer, U.S. Geological Survey). #12;Multiscale Sagebrush Rangeland Habitat Modeling in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado By Collin G. Homer, Cameron L

Aldridge, Cameron

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Multiscale geometric modeling of macromolecules I: Cartesian representation  

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This paper focuses on the geometric modeling and computational algorithm development of biomolecular structures from two data sources: Protein Data Bank (PDB) and Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB) in the Eulerian (or Cartesian) representation. Molecular surface (MS) contains non-smooth geometric singularities, such as cusps, tips and self-intersecting facets, which often lead to computational instabilities in molecular simulations, and violate the physical principle of surface free energy minimization. Variational multiscale surface definitions are proposed based on geometric flows and solvation analysis of biomolecular systems. Our approach leads to geometric and potential driven LaplaceBeltrami flows for biomolecular surface evolution and formation. The resulting surfaces are free of geometric singularities and minimize the total free energy of the biomolecular system. High order partial differential equation (PDE)-based nonlinear filters are employed for EMDB data processing. We show the efficacy of this approach in feature-preserving noise reduction. After the construction of protein multiresolution surfaces, we explore the analysis and characterization of surface morphology by using a variety of curvature definitions. Apart from the classical Gaussian curvature and mean curvature, maximum curvature, minimum curvature, shape index, and curvedness are also applied to macromolecular surface analysis for the first time. Our curvature analysis is uniquely coupled to the analysis of electrostatic surface potential, which is a by-product of our variational multiscale solvation models. As an expository investigation, we particularly emphasize the numerical algorithms and computational protocols for practical applications of the above multiscale geometric models. Such information may otherwise be scattered over the vast literature on this topic. Based on the curvature and electrostatic analysis from our multiresolution surfaces, we introduce a new concept, the polarized curvature, for the prediction of protein binding sites.

Xia, Kelin [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States); Feng, Xin [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States)] [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States); Chen, Zhan [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States)] [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States); Tong, Yiying [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States)] [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States); Wei, Guo-Wei, E-mail: wei@math.msu.edu [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States) [Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States); Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, MI 48824 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Simulation of High Dimensional Stochastic Multiscale PDE Systems at the Exascale  

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and surrogate low-complexity systems for the analysis, design and control of physical systems representedModeling and Simulation of High Dimensional Stochastic Multiscale PDE Systems at the Exascale in many multiscale problems, heavily taxing computational resources. The emerging exascale computers

Zabaras, Nicholas J.

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

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

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

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multiscale model of thrombus development  

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale approach for modeling hot mix asphalt  

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and is implemented in FE analysis using a user-defined material subroutine (UMAT). A fully implicit algorithm in time-step control is used to enhance the efficiency of the FE analysis. The FE model used in this study simulates experimental data and pavement section....

Dessouky, Samer Hassan

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale modeling of oscillations and spiral waves in Dictyostelium populations  

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Unicellular organisms exhibit elaborate collective behaviors in response to environmental cues. These behaviors are controlled by complex biochemical networks within individual cells and coordinated through cell-to-cell communication. Describing these behaviors requires new mathematical models that can bridge scales -- from biochemical networks within individual cells to spatially structured cellular populations. Here, we present a family of multiscale models for the emergence of spiral waves in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Our models exploit new experimental advances that allow for the direct measurement and manipulation of the small signaling molecule cAMP used by Dictyostelium cells to coordinate behavior in cellular populations. Inspired by recent experiments, we model the Dictyostelium signaling network as an excitable system coupled to various pre-processing modules. We use this family of models to study spatially unstructured populations by constructing phase diagrams that relate the properties of population-level oscillations to parameters in the underlying biochemical network. We then extend our models to include spatial structure and show how they naturally give rise to spiral waves. Our models exhibit a wide range of novel phenomena including a density dependent frequency change, bistability, and dynamic death due to slow cAMP dynamics. Our modeling approach provides a powerful tool for bridging scales in modeling of Dictyostelium populations.

Javad Noorbakhsh; David Schwab; Allyson Sgro; Thomas Gregor; Pankaj Mehta

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale/Multiphysics Methods Used in Heterogeneous Chemically Reacting Flows  

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This talk will provide an overview of modeling multiphase chemical reactors and the various methods currently used which span 10 orders of magnitude in both temporal and spatial scales. This includes a wide-variety of models like DFT, Lattice Boltzmann methods, Discrete particle simulations, CFD and process models. This presentation will also address the obstacles that need to be addressed to improve the integration across the scales and predictability of the overall device scale simulations.

O'Brien, T.J.

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multiscale overlapped coupling formulation for large-deformation strain localization  

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We generalize the multiscale overlapped domain framework to couple multiple rate-independent standard dissipative material models in the finite deformation regime across different length scales. We show that a fully coupled multiscale incremental boundary-value ... Keywords: Domain coupling, Energy based coupling method, Multiscale modeling, Variational principle

Waiching Sun, Alejandro Mota

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale solid oxide fuel cell materials modeling  

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Performance and degradation of fuel cell components are discussed in a multi-scale ... paper. Electrochemical reactions in a solid oxide fuel cell occur simultaneously as charge and gas pass ... and cathode to pr...

Ji Hoon Kim; Wing Kam Liu; Christopher Lee

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A hysteretic multiscale formulation for nonlinear dynamic analysis of composite materials  

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A new multiscale finite element formulation is presented for nonlinear dynamic analysis of heterogeneous structures. The proposed multiscale approach utilizes the hysteretic finite element method to model the micro-structure. Using the proposed computational ... Keywords: Heterogeneous materials, Hysteresis, Multiscale finite elements, Nonliner dynamics

S. P. Triantafyllou, E. N. Chatzi

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A locally conservative variational multiscale method for the simulation of porous media flow with multiscale source terms  

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Multiscale phenomena are ubiquitous to flow and transport in porous media. They manifest themselves through at least the following three facets: (1) effective parameters in the governing equations are scale dependent; (2) ...

Dub, Francois-Xavier

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final report for grant DE-FG02-06ER64182: "Evaluation and Improvement of the Cloud Resolving Model Component of the Multi-Scale Modeling Framework"  

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The overall aim of the larger collaborative effort of which this project was part was to evaluate and improve the cloud system resolving model (CSRM) at the heart of the multi-scale modeling framework (MMF). Our task at the University of Colorado our effort was to develop methods that would let us evaluate the performance of cloud-scale models at the ARM SGP site using ARM remote sensing products.

Pincus, Robert [University of Colorado] [University of Colorado

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Common themes, methods, and applications in multiscale science  

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In 1993, under the leadership of Richard Slansky, the T-Division Director, an initiative was started to facilitate cross communications and interactions between a large number of different workers who were, from their own perspectives and with regard to their own challenges, in fact working on very difficult problems which involved multiple size and time scales. The realization of this common element had the potential for valuable mutual interaction. His initiative led initially to a competency development initiative and subsequently to a broadening recognition of the importance of multiscale science and a broadening application of it to problems and concerns inherent in significant fields of endeavor at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. One of the aspects of this effort was a series of meetings which emphasizes cross communication between the workers. It was realized early on that this cross communication would be fare more effective, considering the difficult technical nature and that the range of the material was well outside the area of specialization of individual members of the group, if notes were taken, written up, and disseminated. This report represents the collection of these notes.

Baker, G.A. Jr.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian data assimilation for stochastic multiscale models of transport in porous media.  

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We investigate Bayesian techniques that can be used to reconstruct field variables from partial observations. In particular, we target fields that exhibit spatial structures with a large spectrum of lengthscales. Contemporary methods typically describe the field on a grid and estimate structures which can be resolved by it. In contrast, we address the reconstruction of grid-resolved structures as well as estimation of statistical summaries of subgrid structures, which are smaller than the grid resolution. We perform this in two different ways (a) via a physical (phenomenological), parameterized subgrid model that summarizes the impact of the unresolved scales at the coarse level and (b) via multiscale finite elements, where specially designed prolongation and restriction operators establish the interscale link between the same problem defined on a coarse and fine mesh. The estimation problem is posed as a Bayesian inverse problem. Dimensionality reduction is performed by projecting the field to be inferred on a suitable orthogonal basis set, viz. the Karhunen-Loeve expansion of a multiGaussian. We first demonstrate our techniques on the reconstruction of a binary medium consisting of a matrix with embedded inclusions, which are too small to be grid-resolved. The reconstruction is performed using an adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo method. We find that the posterior distributions of the inferred parameters are approximately Gaussian. We exploit this finding to reconstruct a permeability field with long, but narrow embedded fractures (which are too fine to be grid-resolved) using scalable ensemble Kalman filters; this also allows us to address larger grids. Ensemble Kalman filtering is then used to estimate the values of hydraulic conductivity and specific yield in a model of the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas. Strong conditioning of the spatial structure of the parameters and the non-linear aspects of the water table aquifer create difficulty for the ensemble Kalman filter. We conclude with a demonstration of the use of multiscale stochastic finite elements to reconstruct permeability fields. This method, though computationally intensive, is general and can be used for multiscale inference in cases where a subgrid model cannot be constructed.

Marzouk, Youssef M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA); van Bloemen Waanders, Bart Gustaaf (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM); Parno, Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA); Ray, Jaideep; Lefantzi, Sophia; Salazar, Luke (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM); McKenna, Sean Andrew (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM); Klise, Katherine A. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of distributed multiscale simulations  

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...that these multiscale models are computationally intensive. Other examples of such demanding multiscale models are Earth system models [9,25-27], each taking a component-based approach with the possibility for distributed computing. These...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting  

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and substorms; 2784 Magnetospheric Physics: Solar wind/magnetosphere interactions; 3210 Mathematical Geophysics in the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction, de- veloping first principles models that encompass allGlobal and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting

Sitnov, Mikhail I.

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A new class of finite element variational multiscale turbulence models for incompressible magnetohydrodynamics  

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New large eddy simulation (LES) turbulence models for incompressible magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) derived from the variational multiscale (VMS) formulation for finite element simulations are introduced. The new models include the variational multiscale formulation, a residual-based eddy viscosity model, and a mixed model that combines both of these component models. Each model contains terms that are proportional to the residual of the incompressible MHD equations and is therefore numerically consistent. Moreover, each model is also dynamic, in that its effect vanishes when this residual is small. The new models are tested on the decaying MHD Taylor Green vortex at low and high Reynolds numbers. The evaluation of the models is based on comparisons with available data from direct numerical simulations (DNS) of the time evolution of energies as well as energy spectra at various discrete times. A numerical study, on a sequence of meshes, is presented that demonstrates that the large eddy simulation approaches the ...

Sondak, David; Oberai, Assad A; Pawlowski, Roger P; Cyr, Eric C; Smith, Tom M

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SMART: A Stochastic Multiscale Model for the Analysis of Energy Resources, Technology and Policy  

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and demands) and market decisions (how much energy should be 1 #12;produced by each source, how muchSMART: A Stochastic Multiscale Model for the Analysis of Energy Resources, Technology and Policy and Financial Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA, {powell

Powell, Warren B.

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Multiscale Modeling and Simulations of Flows in Naturally Fractured Karst Reservoirs  

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individual scale, as an ensemble of porous media, with well defined properties (porosity and permeabilityMultiscale Modeling and Simulations of Flows in Naturally Fractured Karst Reservoirs Peter Popov1, vuggy, porus media is a challenging problem which occurs frequently in reservoir engineering

Popov, Peter

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Multiscale Strategic Planning Model for the Design of Integrated Ethanol and Gasoline Supply Chain  

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1 Multiscale Strategic Planning Model for the Design of Integrated Ethanol and Gasoline Supply address the design and planning of an integrated ethanol and gasoline supply chain. We assume, distribution centers where blending takes place, and the retail gas stations where different blends of gasoline

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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

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

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

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Ensemble Modeling of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: p53 N-Terminal Domain  

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Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are ubiquitous and play key roles in transcriptional regulations and other cellular processes. To characterize diverse structural ensembles of IDPs, combinations of NMR and computational modeling showed some promise, but they need further improvements. Here, for accurate and efficient modeling of IDPs, we propose a systematic multiscale computational method. We first perform all-atom replica-exchange molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of a few fragments selected from a target IDP. These results together with generic knowledge-based local potentials are fed into the iterative Boltzmann inversion method to obtain an accurate coarse-grained potential. Then coarse-grained MD simulations provide the IDP ensemble. We tested the new method for the disordered N-terminal domain of p53 showing that the method reproduced the residual dipolar coupling and x-ray scattering profile very accurately. Further local structure analyses revealed that, guided by all-atom MD ensemble of fragments, the p53 N-terminal domain ensemble was biased to kinked structures in the AD1 region and biased to extended conformers in a proline-rich region and these biases contributed to improvement of the reproduction of the experiments.

Tsuyoshi Terakawa; Shoji Takada

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupled numerical approach combining finite volume and lattice Boltzmann methods for multi-scale multi-physicochemical processes  

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A coupled (hybrid) simulation strategy spatially combining the finite volume method (FVM) and the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), called CFVLBM, is developed to simulate coupled multi-scale multi-physicochemical processes. In the CFVLBM, computational domain of multi-scale problems is divided into two sub-domains, i.e., an open, free fluid region and a region filled with porous materials. The FVM and LBM are used for these two regions, respectively, with information exchanged at the interface between the two sub-domains. A general reconstruction operator (RO) is proposed to derive the distribution functions in the LBM from the corresponding macro scalar, the governing equation of which obeys the convectiondiffusion equation. The CFVLBM and the RO are validated in several typical physicochemical problems and then are applied to simulate complex multi-scale coupled fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transport, and chemical reaction in a wall-coated micro reactor. The maximum ratio of the grid size between the FVM and LBM regions is explored and discussed. -- Highlights: A coupled simulation strategy for simulating multi-scale phenomena is developed. Finite volume method and lattice Boltzmann method are coupled. A reconstruction operator is derived to transfer information at the sub-domains interface. Coupled multi-scale multiple physicochemical processes in micro reactor are simulated. Techniques to save computational resources and improve the efficiency are discussed.

Chen, Li; He, Ya-Ling [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China); Kang, Qinjun [Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)] [Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Tao, Wen-Quan, E-mail: wqtao@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering of MOE, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049 (China)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale numerical methods for partial differential equations using limited global information and their applications  

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evolution equation, we often use Gronwall?s inequality. Lemma 2.2.7. (Gronwall?s Inequality) [36] Let f,g andh be piecewise continuous nonnegative functions defined on an interval a ? t ? b, g being non-decreasing. If, for each t? [a,b], f(t)+h(t) ?g... of Department, Al Boggess August 2008 Major Subject: Mathematics iii ABSTRACT Multiscale Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations Using Limited Global Information and Their Applications. (August 2008) Lijian Jiang, B.S., Hunan Normal University; M...

Jiang, Lijian

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Frequency-domain multiscale quantum mechanics/electromagnetics simulation method  

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A frequency-domain quantum mechanics and electromagnetics (QM/EM) method is developed. Compared with the time-domain QM/EM method [Meng et al., J. Chem. Theory Comput. 8, 11901199 (2012)], the newly developed frequency-domain QM/EM method could effectively capture the dynamic properties of electronic devices over a broader range of operating frequencies. The system is divided into QM and EM regions and solved in a self-consistent manner via updating the boundary conditions at the QM and EM interface. The calculated potential distributions and current densities at the interface are taken as the boundary conditions for the QM and EM calculations, respectively, which facilitate the information exchange between the QM and EM calculations and ensure that the potential, charge, and current distributions are continuous across the QM/EM interface. Via Fourier transformation, the dynamic admittance calculated from the time-domain and frequency-domain QM/EM methods is compared for a carbon nanotube based molecular device.

Meng, Lingyi; Yin, Zhenyu; Yam, ChiYung, E-mail: yamcy@yangtze.hku.hk, E-mail: ghc@everest.hku.hk; Koo, SiuKong; Chen, GuanHua, E-mail: yamcy@yangtze.hku.hk, E-mail: ghc@everest.hku.hk [Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (Hong Kong)] [Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (Hong Kong); Chen, Quan; Wong, Ngai [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (Hong Kong)] [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (Hong Kong)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Mean Structure and diurnal cycle of Southeast Atlantic boundary layer clouds: Insights from satellite observations and multiscale modeling framework simulations  

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The mean structure and diurnal cycle of Southeast (SE) Atlantic boundary layer clouds are described with satellite observations and multi-scale modeling framework (MMF) simulations during austral spring (September-November). Hourly resolution ...

David Painemal; Kuan-Man Xu; Anning Cheng; Patrick Minnis; Rabindra Palikonda

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Multiscale modeling and uncertainty quantification in nanoparticle-mediated drug/gene delivery  

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Nanoparticle (NP)-mediated drug/gene delivery involves phenomena at broad range spatial and temporal scales. The interplay between these phenomena makes the NP-mediated drug/gene delivery process very complex. In this paper, we have identified four key ... Keywords: Coarse-grained molecular dynamics, Drug delivery, Fluid-structure interaction, Immersed molecular electrokinetic finite element, Molecular mean-field theory, Multiscale modeling

Ying Li, Wylie Stroberg, Tae-Rin Lee, Han Sung Kim, Han Man, Dean Ho, Paolo Decuzzi, Wing Kam Liu

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative: A Case Study in Multi-Scale Modeling and New Challenges  

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Abstract: Advanced multi-scale modeling and simulation has the potential to dramatically reduce development time, resulting in considerable cost savings. The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative is a partnership among national laboratories, industry and universities that is developing and deploying a suite of multi-scale modeling and simulation tools including basic data submodels, steady-state and dynamic process models, process optimization and uncertainty quantification tools, an advanced dynamic process control framework, high-resolution filtered computational-fluid-dynamic (CFD) submodels, validated high-fidelity device-scale CFD models with quantified uncertainty, and a risk analysis framework. These tools and models enable basic data submodels, including thermodynamics and kinetics, to be used within detailed process models to synthesize and optimize a process. The resulting process informs the development of process control systems and more detailed simulations of potential equipment to improve the design and reduce scale-up risk. Quantification and propagation of uncertainty across scales is an essential part of these tools and models.

Miller, David C [U.S. DOE; Syamlal, Madhava [U.S. DOE; Zitney, Stephen E. [U.S. DOE

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Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process...  

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Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process Modeling and Manufacturing-Informed Design, April 2013 Sustainable Manufacturing via Multi-Scale, Physics-Based Process...

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Evaluation of Hydrometeor Occurrence Profiles in the Multiscale Modeling Framework Climate Model using Atmospheric Classification  

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Vertical profiles of hydrometeor occurrence from the Multiscale Modeling Framework (MMF) climate model are compared with profiles observed by a vertically pointing millimeter wavelength cloud-radar (located in the U.S. Southern Great Plains) as a function of the largescale atmospheric state. The atmospheric state is determined by classifying (or clustering) the large-scale (synoptic) fields produced by the MMF and a numerical weather prediction model using a neural network approach. The comparison shows that for cold frontal and post-cold frontal conditions the MMF produces profiles of hydrometeor occurrence that compare favorably with radar observations, while for warm frontal conditions the model tends to produce hydrometeor fractions that are too large with too much cloud (non-precipitating hydrometeors) above 7 km and too much precipitating hydrometeor coverage below 7 km. We also find that the MMF has difficulty capturing the formation of low clouds and that for all atmospheric states that occur during June, July, and August, the MMF produces too much high and thin cloud, especially above 10 km.

Marchand, Roger T.; Beagley, Nathaniel; Ackerman, Thomas P.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Point-based multiscale surface representation  

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In this article we present a new multiscale surface representation based on point samples. Given an unstructured point cloud as input, our method first computes a series of point-based surface approximations at successively higher levels of smoothness, ... Keywords: Surface representations, geometric modeling, morphing, scale space, shape modeling, spectral filtering

Mark Pauly; Leif P. Kobbelt; Markus Gross

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Negative magnetic eddy diffusivities from test-field method and multiscale stability theory  

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The generation of large-scale magnetic field in the kinematic regime in the absence of an alpha-effect is investigated by following two different approaches, namely the test-field method and multiscale stability theory relying on the homogenisation technique. We show analytically that the former, applied for the evaluation of magnetic eddy diffusivities, yields results that fully agree with the latter. Our computations of the magnetic eddy diffusivity tensor for the specific instances of the parity-invariant flow-IV of G.O. Roberts and the modified Taylor-Green flow in a suitable range of parameter values confirm the findings of previous studies, and also explain some of their apparent contradictions. The two flows have large symmetry groups; this is used to considerably simplify the eddy diffusivity tensor. Finally, a new analytic result is presented: upon expressing the eddy diffusivity tensor in terms of solutions to auxiliary problems for the adjoint operator, we derive relations between magnetic eddy dif...

Andrievsky, Alexander; Noullez, Alain; Zheligovsky, Vladislav

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear theory for filtering nonlinear multiscale systems with model error  

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...AJ , and J Harlim. 2013 Physics constrained nonlinear regression...for statistical estimation of physics constrained nonlinear regression...Warwick. 42 Gardiner, CW . 1997 Handbook of stochastic methods for physics, chemistry, and the natural...

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Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Pacific Storm Track Using a Multiscale Global Climate Model  

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Atmospheric aerosols impact weather and global general circulation by modifying cloud and precipitation processes, but the magnitude of cloud adjustment by aerosols remains poorly quantified and represents the largest uncertainty in estimated forcing of climate change. Here we assess the impacts of anthropogenic aerosols on the Pacific storm track using a multi-scale global aerosol-climate model (GCM). Simulations of two aerosol scenarios corresponding to the present day and pre-industrial conditions reveal long-range transport of anthropogenic aerosols across the north Pacific and large resulting changes in the aerosol optical depth, cloud droplet number concentration, and cloud and ice water paths. Shortwave and longwave cloud radiative forcing at the top of atmosphere are changed by - 2.5 and + 1.3 W m-2, respectively, by emission changes from pre-industrial to present day, and an increased cloud-top height indicates invigorated mid-latitude cyclones. The overall increased precipitation and poleward heat transport reflect intensification of the Pacific storm track by anthropogenic aerosols. Hence, this work provides for the first time a global perspective of the impacts of Asian pollution outflows from GCMs. Furthermore, our results suggest that the multi-scale modeling framework is essential in producing the aerosol invigoration effect of deep convective clouds on the global scale.

Wang, Yuan; Wang, Minghuai; Zhang, Renyi; Ghan, Steven J.; Lin, Yun; Hu, Jiaxi; Pan, Bowen; Levy, Misti; Jiang, Jonathan; Molina, Mario J.

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrent multiscale modelling of atomistic and hydrodynamic processes in liquids  

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...Modelling, Moscow Institute of Nuclear Safety, , 113191 Moscow, Russia One contribution...GROMOS for the peptide. The GROMACS software package was used for integrating the...mechanism associated with downstream radiation in subsonic jets. J. Fluid Mech. 710...

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Multiscale, Multiphysics Network Modeling of Shale Matrix Gas Flows  

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We present a pore network model to determine the permeability of shale gas matrix. Contrary to the conventional reservoirs, ... morphology of the pores, the permeability in shale depends on pressure as well. In a...

Ayaz Mehmani; Maa Prodanovi?; Farzam Javadpour

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale quantum point contact model for filamentary conduction in resistive random access memories devices  

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We depart from first-principle simulations of electron transport along paths of oxygen vacancies in HfO{sub 2} to reformulate the Quantum Point Contact (QPC) model in terms of a bundle of such vacancy paths. By doing this, the number of model parameters is reduced and a much clearer link between the microscopic structure of the conductive filament (CF) and its electrical properties can be provided. The new multi-scale QPC model is applied to two different HfO{sub 2}-based devices operated in the unipolar and bipolar resistive switching (RS) modes. Extraction of the QPC model parameters from a statistically significant number of CFs allows revealing significant structural differences in the CF of these two types of devices and RS modes.

Lian, Xiaojuan, E-mail: xjlian2005@gmail.com; Cartoix, Xavier; Miranda, Enrique; Su, Jordi [Departament d'Enginyeria Electrnica, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Perniola, Luca [CEA-LETI, MINATEC, Grenoble (France); Rurali, Riccardo [Institut de Cincia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus de Bellaterra, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain); Long, Shibing; Liu, Ming [Laboratory of Nanofabrication and Novel Device Integration, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029 (China)

2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Organic Solar Cells  

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In this article, we continue our mathematical study of organic solar cells (OSCs) and propose a two-scale (micro- and macro-scale) model of heterojunction OSCs with interface geometries characterized by an arbitrarily complex morphology. The microscale model consists of a system of partial and ordinary differential equations in an heterogeneous domain, that provides a full description of excitation/transport phenomena occurring in the bulk regions and dissociation/recombination processes occurring in a thin material slab across the interface. The macroscale model is obtained by a micro-to-macro scale transition that consists of averaging the mass balance equations in the normal direction across the interface thickness, giving rise to nonlinear transmission conditions that are parametrized by the interfacial width. These conditions account in a lumped manner for the volumetric dissociation/recombination phenomena occurring in the thin slab and depend locally on the electric field magnitude and orientation. Usi...

de Falco, Carlo; Sacco, Riccardo; Verri, Maurizio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and Application of SAPRC07 and MCM Mechanisms in the Multi-scale Community Air Quality Model  

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mechanism. In this study, two state-of-the-science photochemical mechanisms, SAPRC07 and Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM) v3.1, were implemented in the Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) version 4.6 developed by the US EPA to study a high ozone (O...

Li, Jingyi

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Multi-scale Dynamic Rupture Models to Improve Ground Motion Estimates  

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Earthquake simulations help scientists understand the hazards posed by Earthquake simulations help scientists understand the hazards posed by future earthquakes. Earthquake computational models are validated by simulating well-recorded historical earthquakes and comparing simulation results to observational data. The purple border shows the extent of the 3-D structural model in the 3-D inversion. Events in red, with stations in blue. En-Jui Lee, University of Wyoming Using Multi-scale Dynamic Rupture Models to Improve Ground Motion Estimates PI Name: Thomas Jordan PI Email: tjordan@usc.edu Institution: USC Allocation Program: ESP Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2010 to 2013 Research Domain: Earth Science Researchers will use Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) dynamic rupture simulation software to investigate high-frequency seismic energy

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Multiscale Thermohydrologic Model Supporting the Licence Application for the Yucca Mountain Repository  

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The MultiScale ThermoHydrologic Model (MSTHM) predicts thermal-hydrologic (TH) conditions within emplacement tunnels (drifts) and in the adjoining host rock at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is the proposed site for a radioactive waste repository in the US. Because these predictions are used in the performance assessment of the Yucca Mountain repository, they must address the influence of variability and uncertainty of the engineered- and natural-system parameters that significantly influence those predictions. Parameter-sensitivity studies show that the MSTHM predictions adequately propagate the influence of parametric variability and uncertainty. Model-validation studies show that the influence of conceptual-model uncertainty on the MSTHM predictions is insignificant compared to that of parametric uncertainty, which is propagated through the MSTHM.

T.A> Buscheck; Y. Sun; Y. Hao

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Hierarchical modeling of multi-scale dynamical systems using adaptive radial basis function neural networks: application to synthetic jet actuator wing  

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To obtain a suitable mathematical model of the input-output behavior of highly nonlinear, multi-scale, nonparametric phenomena, we introduce an adaptive radial basis function approximation approach. We use this approach to estimate the discrepancy...

Lee, Hee Eun

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Ensemble Modeling of Modular Proteins with Intrinsically Disordered Linker Regions: Application to p53  

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Abstract In eukaryotic proteins, intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) are ubiquitous and often exist in linker regions that flank the functional domains of modular proteins, regulating their functions. For detailed structural ensemble modeling of IDRs, we propose a multiscale method for \\{IDRs\\} that possess significant long-range order in modular proteins and apply it to the eukaryotic transcription factor p53 as an example. First, we performed all-atom (AA) molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the explicitly solvated p53 linker region, without experimental restraint terms, finding fractional long-range contacts within the linker. Second, we fed this AA MD ensemble into a coarse-grained (CG) model, finding an optimal set of contact potentials. The optimized CG MD simulations reproduced the contact probability map from the AA MD simulations. Finally, we performed the CG MD simulation of the tetrameric p53 fragments including the core domains, the linker, and the tetramerization domain. Using the obtained ensemble, we theoretically calculated the small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) profile of this fragment. The obtained SAXS profile agrees well with the experiment. We also found that the long-range contacts in the p53 linker region are required to reproduce the experimental SAXS profile. The developed framework in which we calculate the long-range contact probability map from the AA MD simulation and incorporate it to the CG model can be applied to broad range of IDRs.

Tsuyoshi Terakawa; Junichi Higo; Shoji Takada

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-parallel multiscale/multiphysics framework  

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We introduce the time-parallel compound wavelet matrix method (tpCWM) for modeling the temporal evolution of multiscale and multiphysics systems. The method couples time parallel (TP) and CWM methods operating at different spatial and temporal scales. ... Keywords: 02.00.00, 02.10.Jf, 05.10.-a, 46.15.-x, 47.70.Fw, Parallel-in-time, Wavelet-based multiscaling

G. Frantziskonis; K. Muralidharan; P. Deymier; S. Simunovic; P. Nukala; S. Pannala

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multi-scale framework for CFD modelling of multi-phase complex systems based on the EMMS approach  

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The averaged conservative equations in CFD modelling are inadequate to achieve a complete description of the multi-scale structures in multiphase complex systems. By considering the relationship between meso-scale structures and meso-scale energy consumption, stability conditions mathematically expressed as a mutually constrained extremum are proposed in the Energy-Minimization Multi-Scale (EMMS) approach and indispensable to reflect the compromise of different dominant mechanisms for various multiphase systems. The approach is first applied to global systems to predict and physically interpret the macro-scale structure evolution, i.e., regime transition. Then when applied to computational cells, it corrects interphase momentum transfer and greatly improves the accuracy of coarse-grid CFD simulation.

Ning Yang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward Multi-scale Modeling and simulation of conduction in heterogeneous materials.  

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This report summarizes a project in which the authors sought to develop and deploy: (i) experimental techniques to elucidate the complex, multiscale nature of thermal transport in particle-based materials; and (ii) modeling approaches to address current challenges in predicting performace variability of materials (e.g., identifying and characterizing physical- chemical processes and their couplings across multiple length and time scales, modeling infor- mation transfer between scales, and statically and dynamically resolving material structure and its evolution during manufacturing and device performance). Experimentally, several capabilities were sucessfully advanced. As discussed in Chapter 2 a flash diffusivity capabil- ity for measuring homogeneous thermal conductivity of pyrotechnic powders (and beyond) was advanced; leading to enhanced characterization of pyrotechnic materials and properties impacting component development. Chapter 4 describes sucess for the first time, although preliminary, in resolving thermal fields at speeds and spatial scales relevant to energetic components. Chapter 7 summarizes the first ever (as far as the authors know) application of TDTR to actual pyrotechnic materials. This is the first attempt to actually characterize these materials at the interfacial scale. On the modeling side, new capabilities in image processing of experimental microstructures and direct numerical simulation on complicated structures were advanced (see Chapters 3 and 5). In addition, modeling work described in Chapter 8 led to improved prediction of interface thermal conductance from first principles calculations. Toward the second point, for a model system of packed particles, significant headway was made in implementing numerical algorithms and collecting data to justify the approach in terms of highlighting the phenomena at play and pointing the way forward in de- veloping and informing the kind of modeling approach oringinally envisioned (see Chapter 6). In both cases much more remains to be accomplished.

Lechman, Jeremy B.; Battaile, Corbett Chandler.; Bolintineanu, Dan; Cooper, Marcia A.; Erikson, William W.; Foiles, Stephen M.; Kay, Jeffrey J [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Phinney, Leslie M.; Piekos, Edward S.; Specht, Paul Elliott; Wixom, Ryan R.; Yarrington, Cole

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Evaluation of the Multi-scale Modeling Framework Using Data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program  

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One of the goals of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program is to provide long-term observations for evaluating and improving cloud and radiation treatment in global climate models. Unfortunately, the traditional parametric approach of diagnosing cloud and radiation properties for gridcells that are tens to hundreds kilometers across from large-scale model fields is not well suited for comparison with time series of ground based observations at selected locations. A recently emerging approach called a multi-scale modeling framework (MMF) has shown promise to bridge the scale gap. The MMF consists of a two-dimensional or small three-dimensional cloud resolving model (CRM) embedded into each grid column of the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM), thereby computing cloud properties at a scale that is more consistent with observations. We present a comparison of data from two ARM sites, one at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) in Oklahoma and one at Nauru Island in the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) region, with output from both the CAM and MMF. Two sets of one year long simulations are considered: one using climatological sea surface temperatures (SST) and another using 1999 SST. Each set includes a run with the MMF as well as the CAM run with traditional or standard cloud and radiation treatment. Time series of cloud fraction, precipitation intensity, and downwelling solar radiation flux at the surface are statistically analyzed. For the TWP site, nearly all parameters of frequency distributions of these variables from the MMF run are shown to be more consistent with observation than those from the CAM run. This change is attributed to the improved representation of convective clouds in the MMF compared to the conventional climate model. For the SGP, the MMF shows little to no improvement in predicting the same quantities. Possible causes of this lack of improvement are discussed.

Ovtchinnikov, Mikhail; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Marchand, Roger T.; Khairoutdinov, Marat

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Multi-Scale Modeling Framework using Data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program  

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One of the goals of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program was to provide long-term observations for evaluation of cloud and radiation treatment in global climate models. Unfortunately, traditional parametric approach of diagnosing cloud and radiation properties from large-scale model fields is not well suited for comparison with observed time series at selected locations. A recently emerging approach called the multi-scale modeling framework (MMF) has shown promise to bridge the gap. MMF consists of a two-dimensional cloud system resolving model (CSRM) embedded into each CAM grid column of the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM), thereby computing cloud properties at a scale that is more consistent with observations. Because the approach is computationally expensive only limited simulations have been carried out. In this presentation, we will present a comparison of data from two ARM sites, one at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) in Oklahoma and one at Nauru island in the Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) region, with output from both CAM and MMF. Two sets of one year long simulations are considered: one using climatological sea surface temperatures (SST) and another using 1999 SST. Each set includes a run with MMF as well as CAM run with traditional or standard cloud and radiation treatment. Time series of cloud fraction, precipitation intensity, and downwelling solar radiation flux at the surface are statistically analyzed. For the TWP site, nearly all parameters of frequency distributions of these variables from MMF run are shown to be more consistent with observation than those from CAM run. For the SGP, the improvements are marginal.

Ovchinnikov, Mikhail; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Marchand, Roger T.; Khairoutdinov, Marat

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Unified Multi-Scale Model for Pore-Scale Flow Simulations in Soils  

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Pore-scale simulations have received increasing interest in subsurface sciences to provide mechanistic insights into the macroscopic phenomena of water flow and reactive transport processes. The application of the pore scale simulations to soils and sediments is, however, challenged because of the characterization limitation that often only allows partial resolution of pore structure and geometry. A significant proportion of the pore space in soils and sediments is below the spatial resolution, forming a mixed media of pore and porous domains. Here we reported a unified multi-scale model (UMSM) that can be used to simulate water flow and transport in mixed media of pore and porous domains under both saturated and unsaturated conditions. The approach modifies the classic Navier-Stokes equation by adding a Darcy term to describe fluid momentum and uses a generalized mass balance equation for saturated and unsaturated conditions. By properly defining physical parameters, the UMSM can be applied in both pore and porous domains. This paper describes the set of equations for the UMSM, a series of validation cases under saturated or unsaturated conditions, and a real soil case for the application of the approach.

Yang, Xiaofan; Liu, Chongxuan; Shang, Jianying; Fang, Yilin; Bailey, Vanessa L.

2014-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Posterior predictive modeling using multi-scale stochastic inverse parameter estimates.  

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Multi-scale binary permeability field estimation from static and dynamic data is completed using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling. The binary permeability field is defined as high permeability inclusions within a lower permeability matrix. Static data are obtained as measurements of permeability with support consistent to the coarse scale discretization. Dynamic data are advective travel times along streamlines calculated through a fine-scale field and averaged for each observation point at the coarse scale. Parameters estimated at the coarse scale (30 x 20 grid) are the spatially varying proportion of the high permeability phase and the inclusion length and aspect ratio of the high permeability inclusions. From the non-parametric, posterior distributions estimated for these parameters, a recently developed sub-grid algorithm is employed to create an ensemble of realizations representing the fine-scale (3000 x 2000), binary permeability field. Each fine-scale ensemble member is instantiated by convolution of an uncorrelated multiGaussian random field with a Gaussian kernel defined by the estimated inclusion length and aspect ratio. Since the multiGaussian random field is itself a realization of a stochastic process, the procedure for generating fine-scale binary permeability field realizations is also stochastic. Two different methods are hypothesized to perform posterior predictive tests. Different mechanisms for combining multi Gaussian random fields with kernels defined from the MCMC sampling are examined. Posterior predictive accuracy of the estimated parameters is assessed against a simulated ground truth for predictions at both the coarse scale (effective permeabilities) and at the fine scale (advective travel time distributions). The two techniques for conducting posterior predictive tests are compared by their ability to recover the static and dynamic data. The skill of the inference and the method for generating fine-scale binary permeability fields are evaluated through flow calculations on the resulting fields using fine-scale realizations and comparing them against results obtained with the ground truth fine-scale and coarse-scale permeability fields.

Waanders, Bart Van Bloemen; Marzouk, Youssef M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA); Ray, Jaideep (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); McKenna, Sean Andrew

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale modelling and nonlinear finite element analysis as clinical tools for the assessment of fracture risk  

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...accurately predict fracture risk they must also account for age...monitoring the long-term fracture risk of-patients. 6. The multiscale...approach to predict fracture risk is to combine accurate loading...resolving bone microstructure in acceptable amounts of time and computer...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Progress Report: FRACTURE AND SUBCRITICAL DEBONDING IN THIN LAYERED STRUCTURES: EXPERIMENTS AND MULTI-SCALE MODELING  

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Final technical report detailing unique experimental and multi-scale computational modeling capabilities developed to study fracture and subcritical cracking in thin-film structures. Our program to date at Stanford has studied the mechanisms of fracture and fatigue crack-growth in structural ceramics at high temperature, bulk and thin-film glasses in selected moist environments where we demonstrated the presence of a true mechanical fatigue effect in some glass compositions. We also reported on the effects of complex environments and fatigue loading on subcritical cracking that effects the reliability of MEMS and other micro-devices using novel micro-machined silicon specimens and nanomaterial layers.

Reinhold H. Dauskardt

2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of damage in unidirectional ceramic matrix composites and multi-scale experimental validation on third generation SiC/SiC minicomposites  

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1 Modeling of damage in unidirectional ceramic matrix composites and multi-scale experimental stresses in fibers and matrix in the undamaged composite interfacial shear stress interfacial shear stress validate a 1D probabilistic model of damage evolution in unidirectional SiC/SiC composites. The key point

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Computational battery dynamics (CBD)--electrochemical/thermal coupled modeling and multi-scale modeling  

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Computational battery dynamics (CBD)--electrochemical/thermal coupled modeling and multi the development of first-principles based mathematical models for batteries developed on a framework parallel to computation fluid dynamics (CFD), herein termed computational battery dynamics (CBD). This general

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Multiscale Modeling of Grain Boundary Segregation and Embrittlement in Tungsten for Mechanistic Design of Alloys for Coal Fired Plants  

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Fairbanks, AK * Morgantown, WV * Pittsburgh, PA * Sugar Land, TX Fairbanks, AK * Morgantown, WV * Pittsburgh, PA * Sugar Land, TX Website: www.netl.doe.gov Customer Service: 1-800-553-7681 Multiscale Modeling of Grain Boundary Segregation and Embrittlement in Tungsten for Mechanistic Design of Alloys for Coal Fired Plants Background The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) University Coal Research (UCR) Program seeks to further develop the understanding of coal utilization. Since the program's inception in 1979, its primary objectives have been to improve our understanding of the chemical and physical processes involved in the conversion and utilization of coal in an environmentally acceptable manner; maintain and upgrade the coal research capabilities and facilities of U.S. colleges and

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Electric field based fabrication methods for multi-scale structured surfaces  

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Control of micro/nano scale surface structures and properties is crucial to developing novel functional materials. From an engineering point of view, the development of scalable and economical micro/nano-fabrication methods ...

Joung, Young Soo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann method for multiscale self-consistent field theory simulations of block copolymers  

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A new Lattice Boltzmann (LB) approach is introduced to solve for the block copolymer propagator in polymer field theory. This method bridges two desired properties from different numerical techniques, namely: (i) it is ...

Chen, Hsieh

84

Local Estimation of Modeling Error in Multi-Scale Modeling of Heterogeneous Elastic Solids  

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This thesis presents the results of an investigation toward the development of a new methodology of local estimation of modeling error in the analysis of linear elastostatic problems of heterogeneous solids. Due to the ...

Moody, Tristan

2008-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Method for Elastic Wave Propagation in the Heterogeneous, Anisotropic Media  

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) and elastic wave equations (Grote et al., 2006; De Basabe et al., 2008), and later poro- elastic wave equation (de la Puente et al., 2008; Dupuy et al., 2011), and a hybrid DG method was proposed for acoustic wave equation based on the mixed formula- tion...

Gao, Kai

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The North American Carbon Program Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project Part 1: Overview and experimental design  

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Terrestrial biosphere models (TBMs) have become an integral tool for extrapolating local observations and understanding of land-atmosphere carbon exchange to larger regions. The North American Carbon Program (NACP) Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project (MsTMIP) is a formal model intercomparison and evaluation effort focused on improving the diagnosis and attribution of carbon exchange at regional and global scales. MsTMIP builds upon current and past synthesis activities, and has a unique framework designed to isolate, interpret, and inform understanding of how model structural differences impact estimates of carbon uptake and release. Here we provide an overview of the MsTMIP effort and describe how the MsTMIP experimental design enables the assessment and quantification of TBM structural uncertainty. Model structure refers to the types of processes considered (e.g. nutrient cycling, disturbance, lateral transport of carbon), and how these processes are represented (e.g. photosynthetic formulation, temperature sensitivity, respiration) in the models. By prescribing a common experimental protocol with standard spin-up procedures and driver data sets, we isolate any biases and variability in TBM estimates of regional and global carbon budgets resulting from differences in the models themselves (i.e. model structure) and model-specific parameter values. An initial intercomparison of model structural differences is represented using hierarchical cluster diagrams (a.k.a. dendrograms), which highlight similarities and differences in how models account for carbon cycle, vegetation, energy, and nitrogen cycle dynamics. We show that, despite the standardized protocol used to derive initial conditions, models show a high degree of variation for GPP, total living biomass, and total soil carbon, underscoring the influence of differences in model structure and parameterization on model estimates.

Huntzinger, D.N. [Northern Arizona University] [Northern Arizona University; Schwalm, C. [Northern Arizona University] [Northern Arizona University; Michalak, A.M [Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford] [Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford; Schaefer, K. [National Snow and Ice Data Center] [National Snow and Ice Data Center; King, A.W. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Wei, Y. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Jacobson, A. [National Snow and Ice Data Center] [National Snow and Ice Data Center; Liu, S. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Cook, R. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Post, W.M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Berthier, G. [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)] [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE); Hayes, D. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Huang, M. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Ito, A. [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan] [National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan; Lei, H. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Lu, C. [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.] [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.; Mao, J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Peng, C.H. [University of Quebec at Montreal, Institute of Environment Sciences] [University of Quebec at Montreal, Institute of Environment Sciences; Peng, S. [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)] [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE); Poulter, B. [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)] [Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE); Riccuito, D. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Shi, X. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Tian, H. [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.] [International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sci.; Wang, W. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ames Research Center, Moffett Field] [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ames Research Center, Moffett Field; Zeng, N. [University of Maryland] [University of Maryland; Zhao, F. [University of Maryland] [University of Maryland; Zhu, Q. [Laboratory for Ecological Forecasting and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University] [Laboratory for Ecological Forecasting and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Simulation Framework for Coupled Fluid Flow and Mechanical Deformation  

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A multiscale linear-solver framework for the pressure equation associated with flow in highly heterogeneous porous formations was developed. The multiscale based approach is cast in a general algebraic form, which facilitates integration of the new scalable linear solver in existing flow simulators. The Algebraic Multiscale Solver (AMS) is employed as a preconditioner within a multi-stage strategy. The formulations investigated include the standard MultiScale Finite-Element (MSFE) andMultiScale Finite-Volume (MSFV) methods. The local-stage solvers include incomplete factorization and the so-called Correction Functions (CF) associated with the MSFV approach. Extensive testing of AMS, as an iterative linear solver, indicate excellent convergence rates and computational scalability. AMS compares favorably with advanced Algebraic MultiGrid (AMG) solvers for highly detailed three-dimensional heterogeneous models. Moreover, AMS is expected to be especially beneficial in solving time-dependent problems of coupled multiphase flow and transport in large-scale subsurface formations.

Tchelepi, Hamdi

2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of diffusion type on multiscale discrete fracture model numerical simulation for shale gas  

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Abstract The development of unconventional gas reservoirs represents totally distinctive characteristics as compared with the conventional reservoirs. The complex pore structure in shale reservoir determines its special flow mechanism, which can be divided into several categories according to the size and type of pores- non Darcy flow, gas slippage, adsorption-desorption and gas diffusion effect. Based on the gas molecules diffusion form in porous media and combining with the multi-scale distribution structural characteristics of shale gas reservoirs, the shale gas diffusion mechanisms in the shale reservoir space including the diffusion of dissolved gases in the organic kerogen and the diffusion of free gas in the nanopores are analyzed in this paper. Meanwhile, the diffusion in the nanopores consists of Knudsen diffusion (KN?10), Fick diffusion (KN?0.1) and transition diffusion (0.1shale gas flow in matrix and fracture networks, and also for their mass transfer in between without neglecting its varying-scale nature following the concept of discrete fracture network (DFN). In addition, we also investigate the different diffusion mechanisms' influences on the production and pressure in the tight shale gas reservoir. Ultimately, concluding that the gas diffusion mechanisms in micro-and nano-scale matrix block have a greater impact on the distribution of shale gas production (especially the production at early time) and reservoir pressure.

Lidong Mi; Hanqiao Jiang; Junjian Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-line Chemistry within WRF: Description and Evaluation of a State-of-the-Art Multiscale Air Quality and Weather Prediction Model  

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This is a conference proceeding that is now being put together as a book. This is chapter 2 of the book: "INTEGRATED SYSTEMS OF MESO-METEOROLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TRANSPORT MODELS" published by Springer. The chapter title is "On-line Chemistry within WRF: Description and Evaluation of a State-of-the-Art Multiscale Air Quality and Weather Prediction Model." The original conference was the COST-728/NetFAM workshop on Integrated systems of meso-meteorological and chemical transport models, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, May 21-23, 2007.

Grell, Georg; Fast, Jerome D.; Gustafson, William I.; Peckham, Steven E.; McKeen, Stuart A.; Salzmann, Marc; Freitas, Saulo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A parallel and multiscale strategy for the parametric study of transient dynamic problems with friction  

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with friction P.-A. Boucard1, D. Odi`evre1 and F. Gatuingt1 LMT-Cachan (ENS Cachan/CNRS/Universit´e Paris 6/PRES with friction. Our approach is based on the multiscale LATIN method with domain decomposition. This is a mixed; transient dynamics; domain decomposition; contact; friction; parallel processing 1. INTRODUCTION Modeling

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Simulated diurnal rainfall physics in a multi-scale global climate model with embedded explicit convection  

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their Community Earth System Model (Richard Neale, personaldevelopment of Earth system models capable of reproducing

Pritchard, Michael Stephen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale approach to the modeling of fission gas discharge during hypothetical loss-of-flow accident in gen-IV sodium fast reactor  

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The required technological and safety standards for future Gen IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. The purpose of this paper is to present new results of multi-scale three-dimensional (3D) simulations of the inter-related phenomena, which occur as a result of fuel element heat-up and cladding failure, including the injection of a jet of gaseous fission products into a partially blocked Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) coolant channel, and gas/molten sodium transport along the coolant channels. The computational approach to the analysis of the overall accident scenario is based on using two different inter-communicating computational multiphase fluid dynamics (CMFD) codes: a CFD code, PHASTA, and a RANS code, NPHASE-CMFD. Using the geometry and time history of cladding failure and the gas injection rate, direct numerical simulations (DNS), combined with the Level Set method, of two-phase turbulent flow have been performed by the PHASTA code. The model allows one to track the evolution of gas/liquid interfaces at a centimeter scale. The simulated phenomena include the formation and breakup of the jet of fission products injected into the liquid sodium coolant. The PHASTA outflow has been averaged over time to obtain mean phasic velocities and volumetric concentrations, as well as the liquid turbulent kinetic energy and turbulence dissipation rate, all of which have served as the input to the core-scale simulations using the NPHASE-CMFD code. A sliding window time averaging has been used to capture mean flow parameters for transient cases. The results presented in the paper include testing and validation of the proposed models, as well the predictions of fission-gas/liquid-sodium transport along a multi-rod fuel assembly of SFR during a partial loss-of-flow accident. (authors)

Behafarid, F.; Shaver, D. R. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States); Bolotnov, I. A. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Jansen, K. E. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Antal, S. P.; Podowski, M. Z. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Multiscale Preferential Flow - 8/05-8/10 - Final Report  

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The research agenda of this project are: (1) Modeling of preferential transport from mesoscale to macroscale; (2) Modeling of fast flow in narrow fractures in porous media; (3) Pseudo-parabolic Models of Dynamic Capillary Pressure; (4) Adaptive computational upscaling of flow with inertia from porescale to mesoscale; (5) Adaptive modeling of nonlinear coupled systems; and (6) Adaptive modeling and a-posteriori estimators for coupled systems with heterogeneous data.

Ralph Showalter; Malgorzata Peszynska

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale modeling and evaluation of urban surface energy balance in the Phoenix metropolitan area  

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Physical mechanisms of incongruency between observations and Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model predictions are examined. Limitations of evaluation are constrained by: i) parameterizations of model physics, ii) parameterizations of input ...

S.R. Shaffer; W.T.L. Chow; M. Georgescu; P. Hyde; G.D. Jenerette; A. Mahalov; M. Moustaoui; B.L. Ruddell

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Assessing the effects of anthropogenic aerosols on Pacific storm track using a multiscale global climate model  

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...Sciences Enhancing the Capability of Computational Earth System Models and Using NASA Data for Operation and Assessment...Science, Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models program (M.W. and S.J.G.). PNNL is operated...

Yuan Wang; Minghuai Wang; Renyi Zhang; Steven J. Ghan; Yun Lin; Jiaxi Hu; Bowen Pan; Misti Levy; Jonathan H. Jiang; Mario J. Molina

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric vertical coordinate formulation for multiscale, Boussinesq, and non-Boussinesq ocean modeling  

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, but more faithfully represents satellite-observed ocean- bottom-pressure data. Such a generalized modeling coastal ocean predictions, climate simulations, data assimilations, and coupled physical

Hou, Thomas Yizhao

97

Improvement of Electrocatalyst Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells by Multiscale Modelling.  

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??The work in this thesis addresses the improvement of electrocatalyst performance inhydrogen PEM fuel cells. An agglomerate model for a catalyst layer was coupled witha (more)

Marthosa, Sutida

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Reservoir Simulation: Layer Design, Full Field Pseudoization and Near Well Modeling  

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GEOLOGIC MODELS ....................................................................................... 7 2.1 Introduction .......................................................................................... 7 2.2 Literature Review... (Model 2) .............................. 26 Figure 2-7 Heterogeneity comparison of SPE10 case: Slowness, Velocity, ?V&S? and Lorenz coefficient (A) under normalized scale (B) under Lorenz Coefficient scale...

Du, Song

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Nano-electronic Devices Duan Chen and Guo-Wei Wei  

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-devices; (II) diagrams of a Four-gate MOSFET; (III) diagram of a DG-MOSFET; (IV) examples of possible material interfaces. In this project, we proposed a framework model and developed mathematical tools to handle these challenges. Figure 1 displays examples of nano-devices and diagrams of the models we studied: a four

Wei, Guo-Wei

100

Hydraulic Fracture: multiscale processes and moving  

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Hydraulic Fracture: multiscale processes and moving interfaces Anthony Peirce Department Siebrits (SLB, Houston) #12;2 Outline · What is a hydraulic fracture? · Mathematical models of hydraulic fracture · Scaling and special solutions for 1-2D models · Numerical modeling for 2-3D problems

Peirce, Anthony

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Multiscale micromechanical modeling of the thermal/mechanical properties of polymer/clay nanocomposites  

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Polymer/clay nanocomposites have been observed to exhibit enhanced thermal/mechanical properties at low weight fractions (We) of clay. Continuum-based composite modeling reveals that the enhanced properties are strongly ...

Sheng, Nuo, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

A multi-scale iterative approach for finite element modeling of thermal contact resistance  

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Surface topography has long been considered a key factor in the performance of many contact applications including thermal contact resistance. However, essentially all analytical and numerical models of thermal contact ...

Thompson, Mary Kathryn, 1980-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Assessing the effects of anthropogenic aerosols on Pacific storm track using a multiscale global climate model  

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...The first MMF model was built at the Colorado State University, replacing the cloud...microphysics of clouds. As an extension to the Colorado State University MMF, an aerosol version...715 737 . 4 Rosenfeld D ( 2008 ) Flood or drought: How do aerosols affect precipitation...

Yuan Wang; Minghuai Wang; Renyi Zhang; Steven J. Ghan; Yun Lin; Jiaxi Hu; Bowen Pan; Misti Levy; Jonathan H. Jiang; Mario J. Molina

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Scale Modeling Tools to Enable Manufacturing-Informed Design  

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Micro-structural modeling tools for metals are being developed and used to demonstrate a design framework to improve the understanding of dynamic response and statistical variability. This project will enable design engineers to evaluate the effects of design changes and material selection; anticipate quality and cost prior to implementation on the factory floor; and enable low-waste, low-cost manufacturing. Third Wave Systems, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

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Understanding Creep Mechanisms in Graphite with Experiments, Multiscale Simulations, and Modeling  

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Disordering mechanisms in graphite have a long history with conflicting viewpoints. Using Raman and x-ray photon spectroscoy, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction experiments and atomistic modeling and simulations, the current project has developed a fundamental understanding of early-to-late state radiation damage mechanisms in nuclear reactor grade graphite (NBG-18 and PCEA). We show that the topological defects in graphite play an important role under neutron and ion irradiation.

Eapen, Jacob; Murty, Korukonda; Burchell, Timothy

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Modeling Approach to Acoustic Emission during Plastic Deformation  

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We address the long standing problem of the origin of acoustic emission commonly observed during plastic deformation. We propose a frame-work to deal with the widely separated time scales of collective dislocation dynamics and elastic degrees of freedom to explain the nature of acoustic emission observed during the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect. The Ananthakrishna model is used as it explains most generic features of the phenomenon. Our results show that while acoustic emission bursts correlated with stress drops are well separated for the type C serrations, these bursts merge to form nearly continuous acoustic signals with overriding bursts for the propagating type A bands.

Jagadish Kumar; G. Ananthakrishna

2011-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Simulated Cloud Radar Output from the Multiscale Modeling Framework Global Climate Model with CloudSat Cloud Radar Observations  

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Over the last few years a new type of global climate model (GCM) has emerged in which a cloud-resolving model is embedded into each grid cell of a GCM. This new approach is frequently called a multiscale modeling framework (MMF) or superparameterization. In this article we present a comparison of MMF output with radar observations from the NASA CloudSat mission, which uses a near-nadir-pointing millimeter-wavelength radar to probe the vertical structure of clouds and precipitation. We account for radar detection limits by simulating the 94 GHz radar reflectivity that CloudSat would observe from the high-resolution cloud-resolving model output produced by the MMF. Overall, the MMF does a good job of reproducing the broad pattern of tropical convergence zones, subtropical belts, and midlatitude storm tracks, as well as their changes in position with the annual solar cycle. Nonetheless, the comparison also reveals a number of model shortfalls including (1) excessive hydrometeor coverage at all altitudes over many convectively active regions, (2) a lack of low-level hydrometeors over all subtropical oceanic basins, (3) excessive low-level hydrometeor coverage (principally precipitating hydrometeors) in the midlatitude storm tracks of both hemispheres during the summer season (in each hemisphere), and (4) a thin band of low-level hydrometeors in the Southern Hemisphere of the central (and at times eastern and western) Pacific in the MMF, which is not observed by CloudSat. This band resembles a second much weaker ITCZ but is restricted to low levels.

Marchand, Roger T.; Haynes, J. M.; Mace, Gerald G.; Ackerman, Thomas P.; Stephens, Graeme L.

2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Impact of Fuel Consumption on Air Quality  

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Multiscale Impact of Fuel Consumption on Air Quality ... A key element in the technical approaches is the application of air quality and exposure modeling using spatially nested descriptions of atmospheric phenomena. ...

G. M. Hidy

2002-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A unified operator splitting approach for multi-scale fluid-particle coupling in the lattice Boltzmann method  

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A unified framework to derive discrete time-marching schemes for coupling of immersed solid and elastic objects to the lattice Boltzmann method is presented. Based on operator splitting for the discrete Boltzmann equation, second-order time-accurate schemes for the immersed boundary method, viscous force coupling and external boundary force are derived. Furthermore, a modified formulation of the external boundary force is introduced that leads to a more accurate no-slip boundary condition. The derivation also reveals that the coupling methods can be cast into a unified form, and that the immersed boundary method can be interpreted as the limit of force coupling for vanishing particle mass. In practice, the ratio between fluid and particle mass determines the strength of the force transfer in the coupling. The integration schemes formally improve the accuracy of first-order algorithms that are commonly employed when coupling immersed objects to a lattice Boltzmann fluid. It is anticipated that they will also l...

Schiller, Ulf D

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From systems biology to photosynthesis and whole-plant modeling: a conceptual model for integrating multi-scale networks  

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Network analysis is now a common statistical tool for molecular biologists. Network algorithms are readily used to model gene, protein and metabolic correlations providing insight into pathways driving biological phenomenon. One output from such an analysis is a candidate gene list that can be responsible, in part, for the biological process of interest. The question remains, however, as to whether molecular network analysis can be used to inform process models at higher levels of biological organization. In our previous work, transcriptional networks derived from three plant species were constructed, interrogated for orthology and then correlated to photosynthetic inhibition at elevated temperature. One unique aspect of that study was the link from co-expression networks to net photosynthesis. In this addendum, we propose a conceptual model where traditional network analysis can be linked to whole-plant models thereby informing predictions on key processes such as photosynthesis, nutrient uptake and assimilation, and C partitioning.

Weston, David [ORNL; Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Norby, Richard J [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing CLASIC observations and multiscale models to study the impact of improved Land surface representation on modeling cloud- convection  

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The CLASIC experiment was conducted over the US southern great plains (SGP) in June 2007 with an objective to lead an enhanced understanding of the cumulus convection particularly as it relates to land surface conditions. This project was design to help assist with understanding the overall improvement of land atmosphere convection initiation representation of which is important for global and regional models. The study helped address one of the critical documented deficiency in the models central to the ARM objectives for cumulus convection initiation and particularly under summer time conditions. This project was guided by the scientific question building on the CLASIC theme questions: What is the effect of improved land surface representation on the ability of coupled models to simulate cumulus and convection initiation? The focus was on the US Southern Great Plains region. Since the CLASIC period was anomalously wet the strategy has been to use other periods and domains to develop the comparative assessment for the CLASIC data period, and to understand the mechanisms of the anomalous wet conditions on the tropical systems and convection over land. The data periods include the IHOP 2002 field experiment that was over roughly same domain as the CLASIC in the SGP, and some of the DOE funded Ameriflux datasets.

Niyogi, Devdutta S. [Purdue

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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TRAC methods and models. [PWR  

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The numerical methods and physical models used in the Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC) versions PD2 and PF1 are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on TRAC-PF1, the version specifically designed to analyze small-break loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs).

Mahaffy, J.H.; Liles, D.R.; Bott, T.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTISCALE MATHEMATICS FOR BIOMASS CONVERSION TO RENEWABLE HYDROGEN  

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The overall objective of this project is to develop multiscale models for understanding and eventually designing complex processes for renewables. To the best of our knowledge, our work is the first attempt at modeling complex reacting systems, whose performance relies on underlying multiscale mathematics. Our specific application lies at the heart of biofuels initiatives of DOE and entails modeling of catalytic systems, to enable economic, environmentally benign, and efficient conversion of biomass into either hydrogen or valuable chemicals. Specific goals include: (i) Development of rigorous spatio-temporal coarse-grained kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) mathematics and simulation for microscopic processes encountered in biomass transformation. (ii) Development of hybrid multiscale simulation that links stochastic simulation to a deterministic partial differential equation (PDE) model for an entire reactor. (iii) Development of hybrid multiscale simulation that links KMC simulation with quantum density functional theory (DFT) calculations. (iv) Development of parallelization of models of (i)-(iii) to take advantage of Petaflop computing and enable real world applications of complex, multiscale models. In this NCE period, we continued addressing these objectives and completed the proposed work. Main initiatives, key results, and activities are outlined.

Vlachos, Dionisios; Plechac, Petr; Katsoulakis, Markos

2013-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Diurnal Cycle of Deep Convection, High-Level Cloud, and Upper Troposphere Water Vapor in the Multiscale Modeling Framework  

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The Multiscale Modeling Framework (MMF), also called superparameterization, embeds a cloud-resolving model (CRM) at each grid column of a general circulation model to replace traditional parameterizations of moist convection and large-scale condensation. This study evaluates the diurnal cycle of deep convection, high-level clouds, and upper troposphere water vapor by applying an infrared (IR) brightness temperature (Tb) and a precipitation radar (PR) simulator to the CRM column data. Simulator results are then compared with IR radiances from geostationary satellites and PR reflectivities from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). While the actual surface precipitation rate in the MMF has a reasonable diurnal phase and amplitude when compared with TRMM observations, the IR simulator results indicate an inconsistency in the diurnal anomalies of high-level clouds between the model and the geostationary satellite data. Primarily because of its excessive high-level clouds, the MMF overestimates the simulated precipitation index (PI) and fails to reproduce the observed diurnal cycle phase relationships among PI, high-level clouds, and upper troposphere relative humidity. The PR simulator results show that over the tropical oceans, the occurrence fraction of reflectivity in excess of 20 dBZ is almost 1 order of magnitude larger than the TRMM data especially at altitudes above 6 km. Both results suggest that the MMF oceanic convection is overactive and possible reasons for this bias are discussed. However, the joint distribution of simulated IR Tb and PR reflectivity indicates that the most intense deep convection is found more often over tropical land than ocean, in agreement with previous observational studies.

Zhang, Yunyan; Klein, Stephen A.; Liu, Chuntao; Tian, Baijun; Marchand, Roger T.; Haynes, J. M.; McCoy, Renata; Zhang, Yuying; Ackerman, Thomas P.

2008-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

115

Multiscale finite element analysis of elastic wave scattering from localized defects  

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This paper investigates the use of a multiscale finite element approach to study the interaction between elastic waves and localized defects. The analysis of wave-defect interaction is of fundamental importance for the development of ultrasonic non-destructive ... Keywords: Elastic wave scattering, Finite element method, Multiscale analysis

F. Casadei, J. J. Rimoli, M. Ruzzene

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Study of Multi-Scale Cloud Processes Over the Tropical Western Pacific Using Cloud-Resolving Models Constrained by Satellite Data  

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Clouds in the tropical western Pacific are an integral part of the large scale environment. An improved understanding of the multi-scale structure of clouds and their interactions with the environment is critical to the ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) program for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations, understanding the consequences of model biases, and providing a context for interpreting the observational data collected over the ARM Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites. Three-dimensional cloud resolving models (CRMs) are powerful tools for developing and evaluating cloud parameterizations. However, a significant challenge in using CRMs in the TWP is that the region lacks conventional data, so large uncertainty exists in defining the large-scale environment for clouds. This project links several aspects of the ARM program, from measurements to providing improved analyses, and from cloud-resolving modeling to climate-scale modeling and parameterization development, with the overall objective to improve the representations of clouds in climate models and to simulate and quantify resolved cloud effects on the large-scale environment. Our objectives will be achieved through a series of tasks focusing on the use of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and ARM data. Our approach includes: -- Perform assimilation of COSMIC GPS radio occultation and other satellites products using the WRF Ensemble Kalman Filter assimilation system to represent the tropical large-scale environment at 36 km grid resolution. This high-resolution analysis can be used by the community to derive forcing products for single-column models or cloud-resolving models. -- Perform cloud-resolving simulations using WRF and its nesting capabilities, driven by the improved regional analysis and evaluate the simulations against ARM datasets such as from TWP-ICE to optimize the microphysics parameters for this region. A cirrus study (Mace and co-authors) already exists for TWP-ICE using satellite and ground-based observations. -- Perform numerical experiments using WRF to investigate how convection over tropical islands in the Maritime Continent interacts with large-scale circulation and affects convection in nearby regions. -- Evaluate and apply WRF as a testbed for GCM cloud parameterizations, utilizing the ability of WRF to run on multiple scales (from cloud resolving to global) to isolate resolution and physics issues from dynamical and model framework issues. Key products will be disseminated to the ARM and larger community through distribution of data archives, including model outputs from the data assimilation products and cloud resolving simulations, and publications.

Dudhia, Jimy

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

117

Typograph: Multiscale Spatial Exploration of Text Documents  

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Visualizing large document collections using a spatial layout of terms can enable quick overviews of information. These visual metaphors (e.g., word clouds, tag clouds, etc.) traditionally show a series of terms organized by space-filling algorithms. However, often lacking in these views is the ability to interactively explore the information to gain more detail, and the location and rendering of the terms are often not based on mathematical models that maintain relative distances from other information based on similarity metrics. In this paper, we present Typograph, a multi-scale spatial exploration visualization for large document collections. Based on the term-based visualization methods, Typograh enables multiple levels of detail (terms, phrases, snippets, and full documents) within the single spatialization. Further, the information is placed based on their relative similarity to other information to create the near = similar geographic metaphor. This paper discusses the design principles and functionality of Typograph and presents a use case analyzing Wikipedia to demonstrate usage.

Endert, Alexander; Burtner, Edwin R.; Cramer, Nicholas O.; Perko, Ralph J.; Hampton, Shawn D.; Cook, Kristin A.

2013-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical CT noise reduction with multiscale decomposition and penalized weighted least squares in the projection domain  

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Purposes: The suppression of noise in x-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging is of clinical relevance for diagnostic image quality and the potential for radiation dose saving. Toward this purpose, statistical noise reduction methods in either the image or projection domain have been proposed, which employ a multiscale decomposition to enhance the performance of noise suppression while maintaining image sharpness. Recognizing the advantages of noise suppression in the projection domain, the authors propose a projection domain multiscale penalized weighted least squares (PWLS) method, in which the angular sampling rate is explicitly taken into consideration to account for the possible variation of interview sampling rate in advanced clinical or preclinical applications. Methods: The projection domain multiscale PWLS method is derived by converting an isotropic diffusion partial differential equation in the image domain into the projection domain, wherein a multiscale decomposition is carried out. With adoption of the Markov random field or soft thresholding objective function, the projection domain multiscale PWLS method deals with noise at each scale. To compensate for the degradation in image sharpness caused by the projection domain multiscale PWLS method, an edge enhancement is carried out following the noise reduction. The performance of the proposed method is experimentally evaluated and verified using the projection data simulated by computer and acquired by a CT scanner. Results: The preliminary results show that the proposed projection domain multiscale PWLS method outperforms the projection domain single-scale PWLS method and the image domain multiscale anisotropic diffusion method in noise reduction. In addition, the proposed method can preserve image sharpness very well while the occurrence of 'salt-and-pepper' noise and mosaic artifacts can be avoided. Conclusions: Since the interview sampling rate is taken into account in the projection domain multiscale decomposition, the proposed method is anticipated to be useful in advanced clinical and preclinical applications where the interview sampling rate varies.

Tang Shaojie; Tang Xiangyang [Imaging and Medical Physics, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 1701 Uppergate Dr., C-5018, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 (United States); School of Automation, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710121 (China); Imaging and Medical Physics, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 1701 Uppergate Dr., C-5018, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 (United States)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Hydrologic Applications of the Latest Satellite Precipitation Products in the Yangtze River Basin using a Distributed Hydrologic Model  

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The present study aims to evaluate three global satellite precipitation products (3B42 V7, 3B42 RT and CMORPH) during 2003-2012 for multi-scale hydrologic applications, including annual water budgeting, monthly and daily streamflow simulation, and ...

Zhe Li; Dawen Yang; Bing Gao; Yang Jiao; Yang Hong; Tao Xu

120

Simplified methods of modeling multilayer reservoirs  

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The purpose of this study is to develop simplified methods to model multilayer reservoirs. We examined the method to model well responses of multilayer reservoirs with equivalent single layer solutions during transient flow period which Bennett...

Ryou, Sangsoo

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Laguerre polynomials method in the valon model  

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We used the Laguerre polynomials method for determination of the proton structure function in the valon model. We have examined the applicability of the valon model with respect to a very elegant method, where the structure of the proton is determined by expanding valon distributions and valon structure functions on Laguerre polynomials. We compared our results with the experimental data, GJR parameterization and DL model. Having checked, this method gives a good description for the proton structure function in valon model.

G. R. Boroun; M. Amiri

2014-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

122

Multiscale Analysis and Optimisation of Photosynthetic Solar Energy Systems  

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This work asks how light harvesting in photosynthetic systems can be optimised for economically scalable, sustainable energy production. Hierarchy theory is introduced as a system-analysis and optimisation tool better able to handle multiscale, multiprocess complexities in photosynthetic energetics compared with standard linear-process analysis. Within this framework, new insights are given into relationships between composition, structure and energetics at the scale of the thylakoid membrane, and also into how components at different scales cooperate under functional objectives of the whole photosynthetic system. Combining these reductionistic and holistic analyses creates a platform for modelling multiscale-optimal, idealised photosynthetic systems in silico.

Andrew K. Ringsmuth

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

123

Viscoelastic Model for Lung Parenchyma for Multi-Scale Modeling of Respiratory System Phase I: Hypo-Elastic Model for CFD Implementation  

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An isotropic constitutive model for the parenchyma of lung has been derived from the theory of hypo-elasticity. The intent is to use it to represent the mechanical response of this soft tissue in sophisticated, computational, fluid-dynamic models of the lung. This demands that the continuum model be accurate, yet simple and effcient. An objective algorithm for its numeric integration is provided. The response of the model is determined for several boundary-value problems whose experiments are used for material characterization. The effective elastic, bulk, and shear moduli, and Poissons ratio, as tangent functions, are also derived. The model is characterized against published experimental data for lung. A bridge between this continuum model and a dodecahedral model of alveolar geometry is investigated, with preliminary findings being reported.

Freed, Alan D.; Einstein, Daniel R.

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

124

Evaluation of the Simulated Interannual and Subseasonal Variability in an AMIP-Style Simulation Using the CSU Multiscale Modeling Framework  

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Framework (MMF) is a new type of general circulation model (GCM) that replaces the conventional precipita- tion associated with the Indian and Asian monsoon seasons, precipitation deficits west, especially in the tropics. The geographical pattern of the seasonal cycle of precipitation is well reproduced

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

125

Flexible composition and execution of high performance, high fidelity multiscale biomedical simulations  

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...execution time. multiscale modelling|blood flow|high performance computing|in-stent restenosis|cerebrovascular bloodflow...brain blood flow. In 2011 Int. Conf. for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Multi-scale texture analysis of remote sensing images using gabor filter banks and wavelet transforms  

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to texture information extraction and utilization. This research focuses on the use of multi-scale image texture analysis techniques using Gabor filter banks and Wavelet transformations. Gabor filter banks model texture as irradiance patterns in an image over...

Ravikumar, Rahul

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

127

Multiscale prediction of wind speed and output power for the wind farm  

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This paper focuses on establishing the multiscale prediction models for wind speed and power in wind farm by the average wind speed collected from the history records. Each type ... the predictive values of outpu...

Xiaolan Wang; Hui LI

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Hydraulic Fractures: multiscale phenomena, asymptotic and numerical solutions  

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Hydraulic Fractures: multiscale phenomena, asymptotic and numerical solutions CSIRO CSS TCP Detournay (UMN) Eduard Siebrits (SLB) #12;2 Outline · Examples of hydraulic fractures · Governing equations well stimulation Fracturing Fluid Proppant #12;5 Quarries #12;6 Magma flow Tarkastad #12;7 Model EQ 1

Peirce, Anthony

129

Hydraulic Fractures: multiscale phenomena, asymptotic and numerical solutions  

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Hydraulic Fractures: multiscale phenomena, asymptotic and numerical solutions SANUM Conference (UMN) Eduard Siebrits (SLB) #12;2 Outline · Examples of hydraulic fractures · Governing equations well stimulation Fracturing Fluid Proppant #12;5 Quarries #12;6 Magma flow Tarkastad #12;7 Model EQ 1

Peirce, Anthony

130

Patch dynamics: macroscopic simulation of multiscale systems , Y. Kevrekidis2  

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Patch dynamics: macroscopic simulation of multiscale systems G. Samaey1 , Y. Kevrekidis2 , D. Rose1-called "equation-free" framework, based on the idea of a so-called coarse-grained time-stepper. The patch dynamics microscopic model in small portions of the space-time domain (the patches). We present some theoretical

Gorban, Alexander N.

131

Peridynamics as a rigorous coarse-graining of atomistics for multiscale materials design.  

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This report summarizes activities undertaken during FY08-FY10 for the LDRD Peridynamics as a Rigorous Coarse-Graining of Atomistics for Multiscale Materials Design. The goal of our project was to develop a coarse-graining of finite temperature molecular dynamics (MD) that successfully transitions from statistical mechanics to continuum mechanics. The goal of our project is to develop a coarse-graining of finite temperature molecular dynamics (MD) that successfully transitions from statistical mechanics to continuum mechanics. Our coarse-graining overcomes the intrinsic limitation of coupling atomistics with classical continuum mechanics via the FEM (finite element method), SPH (smoothed particle hydrodynamics), or MPM (material point method); namely, that classical continuum mechanics assumes a local force interaction that is incompatible with the nonlocal force model of atomistic methods. Therefore FEM, SPH, and MPM inherit this limitation. This seemingly innocuous dichotomy has far reaching consequences; for example, classical continuum mechanics cannot resolve the short wavelength behavior associated with atomistics. Other consequences include spurious forces, invalid phonon dispersion relationships, and irreconcilable descriptions/treatments of temperature. We propose a statistically based coarse-graining of atomistics via peridynamics and so develop a first of a kind mesoscopic capability to enable consistent, thermodynamically sound, atomistic-to-continuum (AtC) multiscale material simulation. Peridynamics (PD) is a microcontinuum theory that assumes nonlocal forces for describing long-range material interaction. The force interactions occurring at finite distances are naturally accounted for in PD. Moreover, PDs nonlocal force model is entirely consistent with those used by atomistics methods, in stark contrast to classical continuum mechanics. Hence, PD can be employed for mesoscopic phenomena that are beyond the realms of classical continuum mechanics and atomistic simulations, e.g., molecular dynamics and density functional theory (DFT). The latter two atomistic techniques are handicapped by the onerous length and time scales associated with simulating mesoscopic materials. Simulating such mesoscopic materials is likely to require, and greatly benefit from multiscale simulations coupling DFT, MD, PD, and explicit transient dynamic finite element methods FEM (e.g., Presto). The proposed work fills the gap needed to enable multiscale materials simulations.

Lehoucq, Richard B.; Aidun, John Bahram; Silling, Stewart Andrew; Sears, Mark P.; Kamm, James R.; Parks, Michael L.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Repair Geometric Model by the Healing Method  

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

Di Chi; Wang Weibo; Wen Lishu; Liu Zhaozheng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Effect of multiscale PCA de-noising on EMG signal classification for diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders  

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Different approaches have been applied for quantitative analysis of EMG signals. This study introduces the effect of Multiscale Principal Component Analysis (MSPCA) denoising method in ElectroMyoGram (EMG) signal classification. The effect of the MSPCA ... Keywords: Artificial neural network (ANN), Electromyography (EMG), Motor unit action potentials (MUAPs), Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC), Multiscale Principle Component Analysis (MSPCA), Support vector machine (SVM), k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN)

Ercan Gokgoz, Abdulhamit Subasi

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Multitier Multiscale Sensing: a new paradigm for actuated sensing  

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tier multiscale architecture Environmental phenomena Firstmultiscale architecture Environmental phenomena First Tier:

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Geoelectrical Measurement of Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Parameters  

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Mass transfer affects contaminant transport and is thought to control the efficiency of aquifer remediation at a number of sites within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. An improved understanding of mass transfer is critical to meeting the enormous scientific and engineering challenges currently facing DOE. Informed design of site remedies and long-term stewardship of radionuclide-contaminated sites will require new cost-effective laboratory and field techniques to measure the parameters controlling mass transfer spatially and across a range of scales. In this project, we sought to capitalize on the geophysical signatures of mass transfer. Previous numerical modeling and pilot-scale field experiments suggested that mass transfer produces a geoelectrical signaturea hysteretic relation between sampled (mobile-domain) fluid conductivity and bulk (mobile + immobile) conductivityover a range of scales relevant to aquifer remediation. In this work, we investigated the geoelectrical signature of mass transfer during tracer transport in a series of controlled experiments to determine the operation of controlling parameters, and also investigated the use of complex-resistivity (CR) as a means of quantifying mass transfer parameters in situ without tracer experiments. In an add-on component to our grant, we additionally considered nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to help parse mobile from immobile porosities. Including the NMR component, our revised study objectives were to: 1. Develop and demonstrate geophysical approaches to measure mass-transfer parameters spatially and over a range of scales, including the combination of electrical resistivity monitoring, tracer tests, complex resistivity, nuclear magnetic resonance, and materials characterization; and 2. Provide mass-transfer estimates for improved understanding of contaminant fate and transport at DOE sites, such as uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area. To achieve our objectives, we implemented a 3-part research plan involving (1) development of computer codes and techniques to estimate mass-transfer parameters from time-lapse electrical data; (2) bench-scale experiments on synthetic materials and materials from cores from the Hanford 300 Area; and (3) field demonstration experiments at the DOEs Hanford 300 Area. In a synergistic add-on to our workplan, we analyzed data from field experiments performed at the DOE Naturita Site under a separate DOE SBR grant, on which PI Day-Lewis served as co-PI. Techniques developed for application to Hanford datasets also were applied to data from Naturita. 1. Introduction The Department of Energy (DOE) faces enormous scientific and engineering challenges associated with the remediation of legacy contamination at former nuclear weapons production facilities. Selection, design and optimization of appropriate site remedies (e.g., pump-and-treat, biostimulation, or monitored natural attenuation) requires reliable predictive models of radionuclide fate and transport; however, our current modeling capabilities are limited by an incomplete understanding of multi-scale mass transferits rates, scales, and the heterogeneity of controlling parameters. At many DOE sites, long tailing behavior, concentration rebound, and slower-than-expected cleanup are observed; these observations are all consistent with multi-scale mass transfer [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1995; Haggerty et al., 2000; 2004], which renders pump-and-treat remediation and biotransformation inefficient and slow [Haggerty and Gorelick, 1994; Harvey et al., 1994; Wilson, 1997]. Despite the importance of mass transfer, there are significant uncertainties associated with controlling parameters, and the prevalence of mass transfer remains a point of debate [e.g., Hill et al., 2006; Molz et al., 2006] for lack of experimental methods to verify and measure it in situ or independently of tracer breakthrough. There is a critical need for new field-experimental techniques to measure mass transfer in-situ and estimate multi-scale and spatially variable mass-transfer parame

Day-Lewis, Frederick; Singha, Kamini; Haggerty, Roy; Johnson, Tim; Binley, Andrew; Lane, John

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

136

Multi-scale modeling of Puget Sound using an unstructured-grid coastal ocean model: from tide flats to estuaries and coastal waters  

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Water circulation in Puget Sound, a large complex estuary system in the Pacific Northwest coastal ocean of the United States, is governed by multiple spatially and temporally varying forcings from tides, atmosphere (wind, heating/cooling, precipitation/evaporation, pressure), and river inflows. In addition, the hydrodynamic response is affected strongly by geomorphic features, such as fjord-like bathymetry and complex shoreline features, resulting in many distinguishing characteristics in its main and sub-basins. To better understand the details of circulation features in Puget Sound and to assist with proposed nearshore restoration actions for improving water quality and the ecological health of Puget Sound, a high-resolution (around 50 m in estuaries and tide flats) hydrodynamic model for the entire Puget Sound was needed. Here, a threedimensional circulation model of Puget Sound using an unstructured-grid finite volume coastal ocean model is presented. The model was constructed with sufficient resolution in the nearshore region to address the complex coastline, multi-tidal channels, and tide flats. Model open boundaries were extended to the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the northern end of the Strait of Georgia to account for the influences of ocean water intrusion from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Fraser River plume from the Strait of Georgia, respectively. Comparisons of model results, observed data, and associated error statistics for tidal elevation, velocity, temperature, and salinity indicate that the model is capable of simulating the general circulation patterns on the scale of a large estuarine system as well as detailed hydrodynamics in the nearshore tide flats. Tidal characteristics, temperature/salinity stratification, mean circulation, and river plumes in estuaries with tide flats are discussed.

Yang, Zhaoqing; Khangaonkar, Tarang

2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

137

Review of modeling methods for HVAC systems  

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Abstract This work presents the literature review of the methods used to model the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The model development is necessary for the study of the energy consumption of HVAC systems. Models are also required to simulate the different supervisory and local loop control strategies to improve the energy consumption efficiency. HVAC systems have complex structures consisting of heat and mass transfer equipment such as chiller, boiler, heating/cooling coils, and supply air ducts. HVAC systems also consist of several sensors and controllers for regulating the controllable variables such as zone temperature, supply air temperature, supply air fan speed, duct static pressure, and chilled water temperature at their set-points. To predict the energy consumption by the HVAC systems accurately, one needs to model the individual components either from the measured data or based on the knowledge of the underlying physical phenomenon. This results in three broad classes of the models known as data driven, physics based, and grey box models. In this paper, major data driven, physics based, and grey box modeling techniques reported in the recent literature are reviewed.

Abdul Afram; Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Modelling biological complexity: a physical scientist's perspective  

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...illustration of either hierarchical or hybrid multiscale modelling. 4...of the software and hardware infrastructure to support such research worldwide...progress can be made without a hybrid multiscale model by inferring...will, however, require a hybrid multiscale approach. Establishing...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Adaptive model training system and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An adaptive model training system and method for filtering asset operating data values acquired from a monitored asset for selectively choosing asset operating data values that meet at least one predefined criterion of good data quality while rejecting asset operating data values that fail to meet at least the one predefined criterion of good data quality; and recalibrating a previously trained or calibrated model having a learned scope of normal operation of the asset by utilizing the asset operating data values that meet at least the one predefined criterion of good data quality for adjusting the learned scope of normal operation of the asset for defining a recalibrated model having the adjusted learned scope of normal operation of the asset.

Bickford, Randall L; Palnitkar, Rahul M

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

140

Adaptive model training system and method  

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An adaptive model training system and method for filtering asset operating data values acquired from a monitored asset for selectively choosing asset operating data values that meet at least one predefined criterion of good data quality while rejecting asset operating data values that fail to meet at least the one predefined criterion of good data quality; and recalibrating a previously trained or calibrated model having a learned scope of normal operation of the asset by utilizing the asset operating data values that meet at least the one predefined criterion of good data quality for adjusting the learned scope of normal operation of the asset for defining a recalibrated model having the adjusted learned scope of normal operation of the asset.

Bickford, Randall L; Palnitkar, Rahul M; Lee, Vo

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Approximation method for spin- Ising models  

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An approximation for calculating the thermodynamic properties of spin- Ising models is described. The method is based on the formulation of Kramers and Wannier for the square lattice, and involves expressing the free energy in terms of the limiting maximum eigenvalue of a matrix sequence which represents the contribution from a single spin of the lattice. The application of this formulation to various two- and three-dimensional lattices shows that many of these are characterized by an identically structured matrix sequence with exactly two nonvanishing elements in each row and column. To explore the potential of using this similarity and its simplicity for analyzing Ising models we consider the two-dimensional square lattice in an external field and approximate the doubly infinite lattice by a semi-infinite one consisting of n(?10) infinitely long rows. Calculations are carried out and compared with (1) Onsager's formula for the free energy, (2) the Onsanger-Yang formula for the spontaneous magnetization, and (3) values calculated from series. Except for the region around the critical point where the correlation length exceeds n lattice spacings, substantial agreementto better than 12 places of decimals in some casesis obtained. As an additional measure of the potential of this method, a value for the critical exponent ? is computed by the extrapolation of the magnetization along the critical isotherm. The result is found to be in excellent agreement with the known value for ?.

Solomon Gartenhaus

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer Aided Multi-scale Design of SiC-Si3N4 Nanoceramic Composites for High-Temperature Structural Applications  

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It is estimated that by using better and improved high temperature structural materials, the power generation efficiency of the power plants can be increased by 15% resulting in significant cost savings. One such promising material system for future high-temperature structural applications in power plants is Silicon Carbide-Silicon Nitride (SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) nanoceramic matrix composites. The described research work focuses on multiscale simulation-based design of these SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanoceramic matrix composites. There were two primary objectives of the research: (1) Development of a multiscale simulation tool and corresponding multiscale analyses of the high-temperature creep and fracture resistance properties of the SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanocomposites at nano-, meso- and continuum length- and timescales; and (2) Development of a simulation-based robust design optimization methodology for application to the multiscale simulations to predict the range of the most suitable phase morphologies for the desired high-temperature properties of the SiC-Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} nanocomposites. The multiscale simulation tool is based on a combination of molecular dynamics (MD), cohesive finite element method (CFEM), and continuum level modeling for characterizing time-dependent material deformation behavior. The material simulation tool is incorporated in a variable fidelity model management based design optimization framework. Material modeling includes development of an experimental verification framework. Using material models based on multiscaling, it was found using molecular simulations that clustering of the SiC particles near Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} grain boundaries leads to significant nanocomposite strengthening and significant rise in fracture resistance. It was found that a control of grain boundary thicknesses by dispersing non-stoichiometric carbide or nitride phases can lead to reduction in strength however significant rise in fracture strength. The temperature dependent strength and microstructural stability was also significantly depended upon the dispersion of new phases at grain boundaries. The material design framework incorporates high temperature creep and mechanical strength data in order to develop a collaborative multiscale framework of morphology optimization. The work also incorporates a computer aided material design dataset development procedure where a systematic dataset on material properties and morphology correlation could be obtained depending upon a material processing scientist's requirements. Two different aspects covered under this requirement are: (1) performing morphology related analyses at the nanoscale and at the microscale to develop a multiscale material design and analyses capability; (2) linking material behavior analyses with the developed design tool to form a set of material design problems that illustrate the range of material design dataset development that could be performed. Overall, a software based methodology to design microstructure of particle based ceramic nanocomposites has been developed. This methodology has been shown to predict changes in phase morphologies required for achieving optimal balance of conflicting properties such as minimal creep strain rate and high fracture strength at high temperatures. The methodology incorporates complex material models including atomistic approaches. The methodology will be useful to design materials for high temperature applications including those of interest to DoE while significantly reducing cost of expensive experiments.

Vikas Tomer; John Renaud

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

143

A Multiscale Investigation of Ground Water Flow at Clear Lake, Iowa  

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targets. The model produced ground water inflow and outflow rates of 14,300 and 9200 m3/d, respectively­related problems in the lake and its water- shed, their likely causes, and potential remedial measuresA Multiscale Investigation of Ground Water Flow at Clear Lake, Iowa by William W. Simpkins Abstract

Simpkins, William W.

144

Multiscale simulation of laser ablation of organic solids: evolution of the plume  

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with appropriate resolutions and, at the same time, accounts for the interrelations among the processes at different time- and length-scales are strongly coupled and interrelated. On the microscale, the processes. The combined multiscale model addresses different processes involved in the laser ablation phenomenon

Zhigilei, Leonid V.

145

Bayes Linear Uncertainty Analysis for Oil Reservoirs Based on Multiscale Computer Experiments  

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Bayes Linear Uncertainty Analysis for Oil Reservoirs Based on Multiscale Computer Experiments, 2008 1 Introduction Reservoir simulators are important and widely-used tools for oil reservoir for reservoirs, where the model inputs are physical parameters, such as the permeability and porosity of various

Oakley, Jeremy

146

E-Print Network 3.0 - atomic physics methods Sample Search Results  

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element method in multiscale computation with applications to carbon nanotubes Summary: -dimensional atomic chain. ATOMIC-SCALE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN... PHYSICAL REVIEW B 72,...

147

An Expectation-Maximization Method for Calibrating Synchronous Machine Models  

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The accuracy of a power system dynamic model is essential to its secure and efficient operation. Lower confidence in model accuracy usually leads to conservative operation and lowers asset usage. To improve model accuracy, this paper proposes an expectation-maximization (EM) method to calibrate the synchronous machine model using phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. First, an extended Kalman filter (EKF) is applied to estimate the dynamic states using measurement data. Then, the parameters are calculated based on the estimated states using maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) method. The EM method iterates over the preceding two steps to improve estimation accuracy. The proposed EM methods performance is evaluated using a single-machine infinite bus system and compared with a method where both state and parameters are estimated using an EKF method. Sensitivity studies of the parameter calibration using EM method are also presented to show the robustness of the proposed method for different levels of measurement noise and initial parameter uncertainty.

Meng, Da; Zhou, Ning; Lu, Shuai; Lin, Guang

2013-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

148

Realistic multisite lattice-gas modeling and KMC simulation of catalytic surface reactions: Kinetics and multiscale spatial behavior for CO-oxidation on metal (100) surfaces  

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A realistic molecular-level description of catalytic reactions on single-crystal metal surfaces can be provided by stochastic multisite lattice-gas (msLG) models. This approach has general applicability, although in this report, we will focus on the example of CO-oxidation on the unreconstructed fcc metal (100) or M(100) surfaces of common catalyst metals M = Pd, Rh, Pt and Ir (i.e., avoiding regimes where Pt and Ir reconstruct). These models can capture the thermodynamics and kinetics of adsorbed layers for the individual reactants species, such as CO/M(100) and O/M(100), as well as the interaction and reaction between different reactant species in mixed adlayers, such as (CO + O)/M(100). The msLG models allow population of any of hollow, bridge, and top sites. This enables a more flexible and realistic description of adsorption and adlayer ordering, as well as of reaction configurations and configuration-dependent barriers. Adspecies adsorption and interaction energies, as well as barriers for various processes, constitute key model input. The choice of these energies is guided by experimental observations, as well as by extensive Density Functional Theory analysis. Model behavior is assessed via Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulation. We also address the simulation challenges and theoretical ramifications associated with very rapid diffusion and local equilibration of reactant adspecies such as CO. These msLG models are applied to describe adsorption, ordering, and temperature programmed desorption (TPD) for individual CO/M(100) and O/M(100) reactant adlayers. In addition, they are also applied to predict mixed (CO + O)/M(100) adlayer structure on the nanoscale, the complete bifurcation diagram for reactive steady-states under continuous flow conditions, temperature programmed reaction (TPR) spectra, and titration reactions for the CO-oxidation reaction. Extensive and reasonably successful comparison of model predictions is made with experimental data. Furthermore, we discuss the possible transition from traditional mean-field-type bistability and reaction kinetics for lower-pressure to multistability and enhanced fluctuation effects for moderate- or higher-pressure. Behavior in the latter regime reflects a stronger influence of adspecies interactions and also lower diffusivity in the higher-coverage mixed adlayer. We also analyze mesoscale spatiotemporal behavior including the propagation of reaction diffusion fronts between bistable reactive and inactive states, and associated nucleation-mediated transitions between these states. This behavior is controlled by complex surface mass transport processes, specifically chemical diffusion in mixed reactant adlayers for which we provide a precise theoretical formulation. The msLG models together with an appropriate treatment of chemical diffusivity enable equation-free heterogeneous coupled lattice-gas (HCLG) simulations of spatiotemporal behavior. In addition, msLG + HCLG modeling can describe coverage variations across polycrystalline catalysts surfaces, pressure variations across catalyst surfaces in microreactors, and could be incorporated into a multiphysics framework to describe mass and heat transfer limitations for high-pressure catalysis. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Liu, Dajiang [Ames Laboratory; Evans, James W. [Ames Laboratory

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Hydraulic Fracture: multiscale processes and moving  

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Hydraulic Fracture: multiscale processes and moving interfaces Anthony Peirce Department Mitchell (UBC) · Ed Siebrits (SLB, Houston) #12;2 Outline · What is a hydraulic fracture? · Scaling Fluid Proppant #12;6 An actual hydraulic fracture #12;7 HF experiment (Jeffrey et al CSIRO) #12;8 1D

Peirce, Anthony

150

Testing Generalized Linear Models Using Smoothing Spline Methods  

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Testing Generalized Linear Models Using Smoothing Spline Methods Anna Liu, Wendy Meiring and Yuedong Wang University of California, Santa Barbara Abstract This article considers testing exponential families. The tests developed are based on the connection between the smoothing spline models

Meiring, Wendy

151

Utilization of Smart Materials and Predictive Modeling to Integrate Intracellular Dynamics with Cell Biomechanics and Collective Tissue Behavior  

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Utilization of Smart Materials and Predictive Modeling to Integrate Intracellular Dynamics important structures inside cells. New "smart" material will be used to trigger changes to cell movement Medical University Control of Cell Polarization by Smart Material Substrates Multiscale Imaging Multiscale

Mather, Patrick T.

152

Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems  

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implementation issues. Database systems with temporal support maintain history data on line together with current. Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems TR86-018 August. #12;Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems by Ilsoo Ahn

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

153

Varying electric charge in multi-scale spacetimes  

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We derive the covariant equations of motion for Maxwell field theory and electrodynamics in multi-scale spacetimes with weighted Laplacian. An effective spacetime-dependent electric charge of geometric origin naturally emerges from the theory, thus giving rise to a varying fine-structure constant. The theory is compared with other varying-coupling models, such as those with a varying electric charge or varying speed of light. The theory is also confronted with cosmological observations, which can place constraints on the characteristic scales in the multi-fractional measure. We note that the model considered here is fundamentally different from those previously proposed in the literature, either of the varying-e or varying-c persuasion.

Calcagni, Gianluca; Fernndez, David Rodrguez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

A Model-Based Method For Building Reconstruction Konrad Schindler  

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A Model-Based Method For Building Reconstruction Konrad Schindler Graz University of Technology with predefined shape templates in or- der to automatically recover a CAD-like model of the build- ing surface specifically, the building model delivered by a dig- ital reconstruction system should be a structured surface

Schindler, Konrad

155

AUTOMATIC PARALLELIZATION OF OBJECT ORIENTED MODELS ACROSS METHOD AND  

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and Modelica Modelica is a rather new language for equation-based object-oriented mathematical modeling which object- oriented modeling languages. Modelica is intended to become a de facto standard. It allowsAUTOMATIC PARALLELIZATION OF OBJECT ORIENTED MODELS ACROSS METHOD AND SYSTEM Håkan Lundvall

Zhao, Yuxiao

156

A high-resolution, cloud-assimilating numerical weather prediction model for solar irradiance forecasting  

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MultiscaleNumericalWeatherPredictionModel. Progressassimilatingnumericalweatherpredictionmodelforsolarcustomizable numericalweatherpredictionmodelthatis

Mathiesen, Patrick; Collier, Craig; Kleissl, Jan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Multiscale Modeling and Homogenization of Composite Materials  

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Schematics of fiber composite . . . . . . . . . .of long fiber sic/ti composite materials. Comput. Methodsof Fibre-reinforced composites. Wiley, 4th edition, 2002. [

Mseis, George

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Multiscale Modeling of Interface Phenomena in Biology  

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-chemical processes occurring across cellular membranes. Applications will include the study of ion transport across protein membrane channels, the electrical propagation in neurons and neuro-electronic interfaces

159

Multiscale optimization models for powerintensive processes  

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Collaborators: Jose M. Pinto, Praxair Inc., Danbury, CT Nikhil Arora, Praxair Inc., Tonawanda, NY #12;Demand

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

160

A framework for multi-scale modelling  

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...order to simulate such a process on a computer, one has to find a strategy to these...Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. RI-261507. Figure...33-34. Krakow, Poland: Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Multiscale Models for Cumulus Cloud Dynamics  

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Cumulus clouds involve processes on a vast range of scalesincluding cloud droplets, turbulent mixing, and updrafts and downdraftsand it is often difficult to determine how processes on different scales interact with each other. In this article, ...

Samuel N. Stechmann; Bjorn Stevens

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

A Multiscale Approach to Mesh-based Surface Tension Flows Nils Thurey Chris Wojtan Markus Gross Greg Turk  

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A Multiscale Approach to Mesh-based Surface Tension Flows Nils Th¨urey Chris Wojtan Markus Gross 1: Our method allows us to efficiently simulate complex surface tension phenomena such as this crown surface tension forces that is free from typical strict time step constraints. The second simulation layer

Frey, Pascal

163

A novel EDAs based method for HP model protein folding  

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The protein structure prediction (PSP) problem is one of the most important problems in computational biology. This paper proposes a novel Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs) based method to solve the PSP problem on HP model. Firstly, a composite ...

Benhui Chen; Long Li; Jinglu Hu

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Faculty Position in Multi-scale Manufacturing Technologies  

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-precision additive manufacturing technologies; � multi-scale micro-precision manufacturing; � high throughput. Christian Enz Search Committee Chair E-mail: manufacturing-search@epfl.ch For additional information on EPFLFaculty Position in Multi-scale Manufacturing Technologies at the Ecole polytechnique f�d�rale de

Psaltis, Demetri

165

HYPERS: A unidimensional asynchronous framework for multiscale hybrid simulations  

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Treatment of disparate timescales remains a major challenge in computational science. Previously we introduced a new asynchronous approach to the explicit time integration of multiscale numerical systems based on partial differential equations and particle ... Keywords: Adaptive, Asynchronous, DES, Dipole, Discrete-event simulation, Event-driven, Hybrid, Infrastructure, Magnetosphere, Multiscale, PIC, Particle-in-cell

Y. A. Omelchenko; H. Karimabadi

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A Multi-scale Approach to Nonuniform September, 1991  

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A Multi-scale Approach to Nonuniform Diffusion TR91-040 September, 1991 Ross T. Whitaker Stephen M The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 The research was supported by NIH grant number POl CA Institution. #12;Abstract A Multi-scale Approach to Nonuniform Diffusion Ross T. Whitaker and Stephen M. Pizer

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

167

Matrix Modeling Methods for Spaceflight Campaign Logistics Analysis  

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Matrix Modeling Methods for Spaceflight Campaign Logistics Analysis Afreen Siddiqi and Olivier L-based modeling approach for analyzing spaceflight campaign logistics. A campaign is considered to be a series logistics properties. A logistics strategy index is proposed for quantifying manifesting strategies

de Weck, Olivier L.

168

E-Print Network 3.0 - atomic models Sample Search Results  

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Modeling of Defects in Solids"www.tc.cornell.eduResearchMultiscale MOLECULAR... modeling and software infrastructure to support the representation and simulation of...

169

Statistical Methods for Combining Measurements and Models, with Application  

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Statistical Methods for Combining Measurements and Models, with Application Statistical Methods for Combining Measurements and Models, with Application to Mapping Particulate Matter Speaker(s): Chris Paciorek Date: February 11, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Sohn Modern statistical methods, in particular Bayesian hierarchical models, provide a framework for combining various types of measurements in a single analysis. I'll describe a basic latent variable framework for dealing with spatial and spatio-temporal data. The approach is to represent the spatial and spatio-temporal field of interest as a latent field and relate observations to that field. An observation may represent a single point in space and time or an average over space and time. Then I'll describe how to use the approach to combine measurements with proxies such as computer code

170

Augmented Lagrangian method for generalized TV-Stokes model  

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reducing stair-case effect. Keyword: TV-Stokes model, Augmented Lagrangian method, Image inpainting, Image and stair-case effect [6­10]. The authors [9] showed that the TV-L2 model never recover the same contrast-010 and MOE (Ministry of Education) Tier II project T207N2202. jyhahn@ntu.edu.sg CLWU@ntu.edu.sg §xctai@ntu

Soatto, Stefano

171

Multilevel method for modeling large-scale networks.  

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Understanding the behavior of real complex networks is of great theoretical and practical significance. It includes developing accurate artificial models whose topological properties are similar to the real networks, generating the artificial networks at different scales under special conditions, investigating a network dynamics, reconstructing missing data, predicting network response, detecting anomalies and other tasks. Network generation, reconstruction, and prediction of its future topology are central issues of this field. In this project, we address the questions related to the understanding of the network modeling, investigating its structure and properties, and generating artificial networks. Most of the modern network generation methods are based either on various random graph models (reinforced by a set of properties such as power law distribution of node degrees, graph diameter, and number of triangles) or on the principle of replicating an existing model with elements of randomization such as R-MAT generator and Kronecker product modeling. Hierarchical models operate at different levels of network hierarchy but with the same finest elements of the network. However, in many cases the methods that include randomization and replication elements on the finest relationships between network nodes and modeling that addresses the problem of preserving a set of simplified properties do not fit accurately enough the real networks. Among the unsatisfactory features are numerically inadequate results, non-stability of algorithms on real (artificial) data, that have been tested on artificial (real) data, and incorrect behavior at different scales. One reason is that randomization and replication of existing structures can create conflicts between fine and coarse scales of the real network geometry. Moreover, the randomization and satisfying of some attribute at the same time can abolish those topological attributes that have been undefined or hidden from researchers. We propose to develop multilevel methods to model complex networks. The key point of the proposed strategy is that it will help to preserve part of the unknown structural attributes by guaranteeing the similar behavior of the real and artificial model on different scales.

Safro, I. M. (Mathematics and Computer Science)

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

172

Computational methods for several models of ice stream flow  

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on any grid Shallow ice approximation produces oscillatory solutions Nonlinear and linear solvers haveComputational methods for several models of ice stream flow Jed Brown Laboratory of Hydrology transition at ice stream margins Bed slope is discontinuous and of order 1. Taylor expansions no longer valid

Brown, Jed

173

A Multiscale Framework for Markov Decision Processes using Diffusion Wavelets  

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A Multiscale Framework for Markov Decision Processes using Diffusion Wavelets Mauro Maggioni Program in Applied Mathematics Department of Mathematics Yale University New Haven, CT 06511 mauro Diffusion Wavelets Mauro Maggioni mauro.maggioni@yale.edu Program in Applied Mathematics Department

Mahadevan, Sridhar

174

Integrated approaches to the optimal design of multiscale systems  

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This work is aimed at development of systematic approaches to the design of multiscale systems. Specifically four problems are addressed: environmental impact assessment (EIA) of new and retrofitted industrial processes, integration of process...

Lovelady, Eva Marie

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

The linear and nonlinear rheology of multiscale complex fluids  

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The microstructures of many complex fluids are typically characterized by a broad distribution of internal length scales. Examples of such multiscale materials include physically and chemically cross-linked gels, emulsions, ...

Jaishankar, Aditya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Monte Carlo methods for the nuclear shell model  

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We present novel Monte Carlo methods for treating the interacting shell model that allow exact calculations much larger than those heretofore possible. The two-body interaction is linearized by an auxiliary field; Monte Carlo evaluation of the resulting functional integral gives ground-state or thermal expectation values of few-body operators. The ``sign problem'' generic to quantum Monte Carlo calculations is absent in a number of cases. We discuss the favorable scaling of these methods with nucleon numb er and basis size and their suitability to parallel computation.

C. W. Johnson; S. E. Koonin; G. H. Lang; W. E. Ormand

1992-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

177

Next Generation Multi-Scale Quantum Simulation Software for Strongly Correlated Materials  

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The goal of this project was to develop a new formalism for the correlated electron problem, which we call, the Multi Scale Many Body formalism. This report will focus on the work done at the Louisiana State University (LSU) since the mid term report. The LSU group moved from the University of Cincinnati (UC) to LSU in the summer of 2008. In the last full year at UC, only half of the funds were received and it took nearly two years for the funds to be transferred from UC to LSU . This effectively shut down the research at LSU until the transfer was completed in 2011, there were also two no-cost extensions of the grant until August of this year. The grant ended for the other SciDAC partners at Davis and ORNL in 2011. Since the mid term report, the LSU group has published 19 papers [P1-P19] acknowledging this SciDAC, which are listed below. In addition, numerous invited talked acknowledged the SciDAC. Below, we will summarize the work at LSU since the mid-term report and mainly since funding resumed. The projects include the further development of multi-scale methods for correlated systems (1), the study of quantum criticality at finite doping in the Hubbard model (2), the description of a promising new method to study Anderson localization with a million-fold reduction of computational complexity!, the description of other projects (4), and (5) a workshop to close out the project that brought together exascale program developers (Stellar, MPI, OpenMP,...) with applications developers.

Jarrell, Mark

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

178

Arctic sea ice modeling with the material-point method.  

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Arctic sea ice plays an important role in global climate by reflecting solar radiation and insulating the ocean from the atmosphere. Due to feedback effects, the Arctic sea ice cover is changing rapidly. To accurately model this change, high-resolution calculations must incorporate: (1) annual cycle of growth and melt due to radiative forcing; (2) mechanical deformation due to surface winds, ocean currents and Coriolis forces; and (3) localized effects of leads and ridges. We have demonstrated a new mathematical algorithm for solving the sea ice governing equations using the material-point method with an elastic-decohesive constitutive model. An initial comparison with the LANL CICE code indicates that the ice edge is sharper using Materials-Point Method (MPM), but that many of the overall features are similar.

Peterson, Kara J.; Bochev, Pavel Blagoveston

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Atmospheric Environment 38 (2004) 44274436 Statistical comparison of observed and CMAQ modeled daily  

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2004 Abstract New statistical procedures to evaluate the Models-3/Community Multiscale Air Quality reserved. Keywords: Air quality model; Model evaluation; Space­time process; Separable covariance function 1. Introduction The Models-3/Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system has been

Jun, Mikyoung

180

HyPEP FY06 Report: Models and Methods  

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The Department of Energy envisions the next generation very high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (VHTR) as a single-purpose or dual-purpose facility that produces hydrogen and electricity. The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the Republic of Korea also selected VHTR for the Nuclear Hydrogen Development and Demonstration (NHDD) Project. This research project aims at developing a user-friendly program for evaluating and optimizing cycle efficiencies of producing hydrogen and electricity in a Very-High-Temperature Reactor (VHTR). Systems for producing electricity and hydrogen are complex and the calculations associated with optimizing these systems are intensive, involving a large number of operating parameter variations and many different system configurations. This research project will produce the HyPEP computer model, which is specifically designed to be an easy-to-use and fast running tool for evaluating nuclear hydrogen and electricity production facilities. The model accommodates flexible system layouts and its cost models will enable HyPEP to be well-suited for system optimization. Specific activities of this research are designed to develop the HyPEP model into a working tool, including (a) identifying major systems and components for modeling, (b) establishing system operating parameters and calculation scope, (c) establishing the overall calculation scheme, (d) developing component models, (e) developing cost and optimization models, and (f) verifying and validating the program. Once the HyPEP model is fully developed and validated, it will be used to execute calculations on candidate system configurations. FY-06 report includes a description of reference designs, methods used in this study, models and computational strategies developed for the first year effort. Results from computer codes such as HYSYS and GASS/PASS-H used by Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, respectively will be benchmarked with HyPEP results in the following years.

DOE report

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Frequency ratio method for seismic modeling of Gamma Doradus stars  

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A method for obtaining asteroseismological information of a Gamma Doradus oscillating star showing at least three pulsation frequencies is presented. This method is based on a first-order asymptotic g-mode expression, in agreement with the internal structure of Gamma Doradus stars. The information obtained is twofold: 1) a possible identification of the radial order n and degree l of observed frequencies (assuming that these have the same l), and 2) an estimate of the integral of the buoyancy frequency (Brunt-Vaisala) weighted over the stellar radius along the radiative zone. The accuracy of the method as well as its theoretical consistency are also discussed for a typical Gamma Doradus stellar model. Finally, the frequency ratios method has been tested with observed frequencies of the Gamma Doradus star HD 12901. The number of representative models verifying the complete set of constraints (the location in the HR diagram, the Brunt-Vaisala frequency integral, the observed metallicity and frequencies and a re...

Moya, A; Amado, P J; Martin-Ruiz, S; Garrido, R

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Multi-scale Stroke-based Rendering by Evolutionary Algorithm Hyung W. Kang, Uday K. Chakraborty, Charles K. Chui, Wenjie He  

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Multi-scale Stroke-based Rendering by Evolutionary Algorithm Hyung W. Kang, Uday K. Chakraborty-scale stroke-based non-photorealistic rendering. The proposed method produces better results than previously: Non-photorealistic rendering, Stroke-based rendering, Computer graphics, Evolutionary algorithm 1

He, Wenjie

183

Methods for Developing Emissions Scenarios for Integrated Assessment Models  

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

Prinn, Ronald [MIT; Webster, Mort [MIT

2007-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

184

Forest understory soil temperatures and heat flux calculated using a Fourier model and scaled using a digital camera  

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with an infrared thermometer along an 11 m transect, a sun?Multiscale sensing Infrared thermometer Remote sensing Imagefacing infrared thermometer (Model 4000.3ZL, Ever- est

Graham, Eric; Lam, Yeung; Yuen, Eric

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Uncertainty quantification using multiscale methods for porous media flows  

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.3)) restricted to the same 2-D hyperplane. . . . . . . . . . . . 89 6.2 Acceptance rate comparison between Algorithms I, II and III; ? = 0.05, ?2f = 0.003. In the left plot, the coarse-grid 11? 11 is used in the simulation.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 6.3 Acceptance rate comparison for Algorithms I, II and III for single- phase flow, ? = 0.1, ?2f = 0.003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 6.4 Natural log of CPU time (seconds) comparison for the different Langevin algorithms. Left: ?2f...

Dostert, Paul Francis

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

186

Graphical models and variational methods Zoubin Ghahramani and Matthew J. Beal  

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Graphical models and variational methods Zoubin Ghahramani and Matthew J. Beal Gatsby Computational://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk July, 2000 Ghahramani, Z. and Beal, M.J. (2000) Graphical models and variational methods. To appear

Ghahramani, Zoubin

187

Modeling and Test-and-Rate Methods for Innovative Thermosiphon Solar Water Heaters: Preprint  

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Conference paper regarding research in modeling and test-and-rate methods for thermosiphon solar domestic water heaters.

Burch, J.; Shoukas, G.; Brandemuhl, M.; Krarti, M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Multi-scale Analysis of Large Distributed Computing Systems  

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Multi-scale Analysis of Large Distributed Computing Systems Lucas Mello Schnorr INRIA MESCAL, CNRS-scale distributed systems, Performance visualization analysis, Resource usage anomalies, Volunteer computing, Triva.Vincent@imag.fr ABSTRACT Large scale distributed systems are composed of many thou- sands of computing units. Today

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Uniformly Accurate Diffusive Relaxation Schemes for Multiscale Transport Equations  

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, radiative transfer, and transport equations for waves in random media, have a diffusive scaling that leads #12; 1. Introduction Many transport equations, such as the neutron transport [CZ], radiative transferUniformly Accurate Diffusive Relaxation Schemes for Multiscale Transport Equations Shi JIN y

190

Avalanches through windows: Multiscale visualization in magnetic thin films  

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Avalanches through windows: Multiscale visualization in magnetic thin films Alessandro Magni, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-2501 Abstract--The dynamics of domain walls motion in thin films dynamics, but are strongly dependent on the size of the windows chosen. Here we investigate how to properly

Sethna, James P.

191

Wax Segregation in Oils: A Multiscale Mario Primicerio  

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Wax Segregation in Oils: A Multiscale Problem. Mario Primicerio Department of Mathematics "Ulisse in the pipeline. The experimental evidence is that when these oils are pumped in pipelines crossing zones at relatively low temperature (as e.g. in the submarine pipelines) a deposit is formed at the walls that grows

Primicerio, Mario

192

The Grid Enablement and Sustainable Simulation of Multiscale Physics Applications  

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, distributed CPUs provided by a grid infrastructure. The NEB+MD/QM algo- rithm then has been gridified basedThe Grid Enablement and Sustainable Simulation of Multiscale Physics Applications Yingwen Song over a Trans-Pacific Grid infrastruc- ture consisting of supercomputers provided by TeraGrid and AIST

Southern California, University of

193

Numerical simulation of cooling gas injection using adaptive multiscale techniques  

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focus on reducing this effects. Only very recently, active cooling strategies have been developed alsoNumerical simulation of cooling gas injection using adaptive multiscale techniques Wolfgang Dahmen Mathematik, RWTH Aachen, Templergraben 55, 52056 Aachen Abstract The interaction of a jet of cooling gas

194

Dynamic Multiscale Visualization of Flight Data Tijmen Klein1  

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, the Netherlands t.r.klein@student.rug.nl, {m.a.t.van.der.zwan, a.c.telea}@rug.nl Keywords: flight visualizationDynamic Multiscale Visualization of Flight Data Tijmen Klein1 , Matthew van der Zwan1 and Alexandru

Telea, Alexandru C.

195

Experiments and multiscale simulations of laser propagation through  

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LETTERS Experiments and multiscale simulations of laser propagation through ignition-scale plasmas- energy, ignition-size laser beam through fusion-size plasmas on the National Ignition Facility (NIF and astrophysical phenomena. The laser­plasma interactions in these ignition hohlraums are complex because the laser

Loss, Daniel

196

Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2  

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling ­ Part 2 propagation model. The time-domain acoustic model is based on the Transmission Line Matrix method. Its.apacoust.2013.07.015 #12;Part 1, the presentation and evaluation of the Transmission Line Matrix method showed

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197

Dynamic Multiscale Boundary Conditions for 4D CT Images of Healthy and Emphysematous Rat  

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Changes in the shape of the lung during breathing determine the movement of airways and alveoli, and thus impact airflow dynamics. Modeling airflow dynamics in health and disease is a key goal for predictive multiscale models of respiration. Past efforts to model changes in lung shape during breathing have measured shape at multiple breath-holds. However, breath-holds do not capture hysteretic differences between inspiration and expiration resulting from the additional energy required for inspiration. Alternatively, imaging dynamically without breath-holds allows measurement of hysteretic differences. In this study, we acquire multiple micro-CT images per breath (4DCT) in live rats, and from these images we develop, for the first time, dynamic volume maps. These maps show changes in local volume across the entire lung throughout the breathing cycle and accurately predict the global pressure-volume (PV) hysteresis.

Jacob, Rick E.; Carson, James P.; Thomas, Mathew; Einstein, Daniel R.

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A Perspective on Coupled Multiscale Simulation and Validation in Nuclear Materials  

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The field of nuclear materials encompasses numerous opportunities to address and ultimately solve longstanding industrial problems by improving the fundamental understanding of materials through the integration of experiments with multiscale modeling and high-performance simulation. A particularly noteworthy example is an ongoing study of axial power distortions in a nuclear reactor induced by corrosion deposits, known as CRUD (Chalk River unidentified deposits). We describe how progress is being made toward achieving scientific advances and technological solutions on two fronts. Specifically, the study of thermal conductivity of CRUD phases has augmented missing data as well as revealed new mechanisms. Additionally, the development of a multiscale simulation framework shows potential for the validation of a new capability to predict the power distribution of a reactor, in effect direct evidence of technological impact. The material- and system-level challenges identified in the study of CRUD are similar to other well-known vexing problems in nuclear materials, such as irradiation accelerated corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and void swelling; they all involve connecting materials science fundamentals at the atomistic- and mesoscales to technology challenges at the macroscale.

M. P. Short; D. Gaston; C. R. Stanek; S. Yip

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Contributions to Meta-Modeling Tools and Methods  

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-driven product design environments Modeling and simulation Modelica Framework Objective Efficient development;2 Outline Product Design Environments Meta-Modeling Modelica Meta-Model Invasive Composition of Modelica Model-driven Product Design using Modelica Meta-Programming Debugging of Natural Semantics

Zhao, Yuxiao

200

Neighborhood analysis methods in acoustic modeling for automatic speech recognition  

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This thesis investigates the problem of using nearest-neighbor based non-parametric methods for performing multi-class class-conditional probability estimation. The methods developed are applied to the problem of acoustic ...

Singh-Miller, Natasha, 1981-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Radiation Damage in Nuclear Fuel for Advanced Burner Reactors: Modeling and Experimental Validation  

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The consortium has completed its existence and we are here highlighting work and accomplishments. As outlined in the proposal, the objective of the work was to advance the theoretical understanding of advanced nuclear fuel materials (oxides) toward a comprehensive modeling strategy that incorporates the different relevant scales involved in radiation damage in oxide fuels. Approaching this we set out to investigate and develop a set of directions: 1) Fission fragment and ion trajectory studies through advanced molecular dynamics methods that allow for statistical multi-scale simulations. This work also includes an investigation of appropriate interatomic force fields useful for the energetic multi-scale phenomena of high energy collisions; 2) Studies of defect and gas bubble formation through electronic structure and Monte Carlo simulations; and 3) an experimental component for the characterization of materials such that comparisons can be obtained between theory and experiment.

Niels Gronbech Jensen; Mark Asta; Nigel Browning'Vidvuds Ozolins; Axel van de Walle; Christopher Wolverton

2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

202

Multi-scale analysis and simulation of powder blending in pharmaceutical manufacturing  

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A Multi-Scale Analysis methodology was developed and carried out for gaining fundamental understanding of the pharmaceutical powder blending process. Through experiment, analysis and computer simulations, microscopic ...

Ngai, Samuel S. H

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A STABILIZED MODEL AND AN EFFICIENT SOLUTION METHOD ...  

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1. Introduction. Given a fixed mix of electric power plants (nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric and possibly peak ... the stabilized method on numerical simulations. 2.

2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

204

A multivariate quadrature based moment method for supersonic combustion modeling  

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QMOM is then used for studying an experimental Mach 2.2 supersonic cavity based combustor. Development of predictive is the transported probability density function (PDF) method. Here, the joint-PDF of the gas phase thermochemical. Finally, the stochastic nature of these methods introduces numerical instabilities when coupled

Raman, Venkat

205

Modeling wildland fire propagation with level set methods  

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Level set methods are versatile and extensible techniques for general front tracking problems, including the practically important problem of predicting the advance of a fire front across expanses of surface vegetation. Given a rule, empirical or otherwise, ... Keywords: Front propagation, Hamilton-Jacobi equations, Level set methods, Multivac software, Wildland fire spread

V. Mallet; D. E. Keyes; F. E. Fendell

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

A source function method for generation of waves on currents in Boussinesq models  

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A source function method for generation of waves on currents in Boussinesq models A. Chawlaa,*, J for the generation of waves internal to Boussinesq model grid boundaries (Wei G, Kirby JT, Sinha A. Generation of waves in Boussinesq models using a source function method. Coastal Engng 1999;36:271­299) is generalized

Kirby, James T.

207

FINITE VOLUME METHODS FOR UNIDIRECTIONAL DISPERSIVE WAVE MODELS  

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], the BBM equation [4] and Boussinesq systems [11, 40, 8]. All these models assume the wave to be weakly to dispersive unidi- rectional water wave propagation in one space dimension. In particular we consider a KdV-BBM differential equation modeling unidirectional wave propagation. Specifically, we consider the KdV-BBM equation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

208

Three-Dimensional Lithium-Ion Battery Model (Presentation)  

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Nonuniform battery physics can cause unexpected performance and life degradations in lithium-ion batteries; a three-dimensional cell performance model was developed by integrating an electrode-scale submodel using a multiscale modeling scheme.

Kim, G. H.; Smith, K.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

M. Toubin, C. Dumont, E. P. Verrechia, O. Lalligant, A. Diou, F. Truchetet, and M. A. Abidi, "A Multi-scale Analysis of shell growth increments using wavelet transform," Computers & Geosciences, Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Ge  

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Multi-scale Analysis of shell growth increments using wavelet transform," Computers & Geosciences been tried (Dolman, 1975) using a Fourier transform. This method, based on power spectra analysis scales of resolution. As an example, the wavelet transform is used here to rank shell growth increments

Abidi, Mongi A.

210

Investigation of Multiscale and Multiphase Flow, Transport and Reaction in Heavy Oil Recovery Processes  

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This project is an investigation of various multi-phase and multiscale transport and reaction processes associated with heavy oil recovery. The thrust areas of the project include the following: Internal drives, vapor-liquid flows, combustion and reaction processes, fluid displacements and the effect of instabilities and heterogeneities and the flow of fluids with yield stress. These find respective applications in foamy oils, the evolution of dissolved gas, internal steam drives, the mechanics of concurrent and countercurrent vapor-liquid flows, associated with thermal methods and steam injection, such as SAGD, the in-situ combustion, the upscaling of displacements in heterogeneous media and the flow of foams, Bingham plastics and heavy oils in porous media and the development of wormholes during cold production.

Yortsos, Yanis C.

2001-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Multiscale and Multiphase Flow, Transport and Reaction in Heavy Oil Recovery Processes  

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This report is an investigation of various multi-phase and multiscale transport and reaction processes associated with heavy oil recovery. The thrust areas of the project include the following: Internal drives, vapor-liquid flows, combustion and reaction processes, fluid displacements and the effect of instabilities and heterogeneities and the flow of fluids with yield stress. These find respective applications in foamy oils, the evolution of dissolved gas, internal steam drives, the mechanics of concurrent and countercurrent vapor-liquid flows, associated with thermal methods and steam injection, such as SAGD, the in-situ combustion, the upscaling of displacements in heterogeneous media and the flow of foams, Bingham plastics and heavy oils in porous media and the development of wormholes during cold production.

Yortsos, Y.C.

2001-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

212

A method for evaluating two?spin correlations of a one?dimensional Ising model  

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A novel method for evaluating two?spin correlations of a one?dimensional Ising model is described. The method is based on an algebraic technique motivated by renormalizationgroup theory and adapted for presentation in a graduatestatistical physics course.

C. F. Tejero

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Accelerated Iterative Method for Solving Steady Solutions of Linearized Atmospheric Models  

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Accelerated Iterative Method for Solving Steady Solutions of Linearized Atmospheric Models Masahiro approach, referred to as the accelerated iterative method (AIM), is developed for solving steady state, respectively. For ensuring the accelerated asymptotic convergence of iterative procedure

Watanabe, Masahiro

214

Evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Center Identification Methods in Numerical Models  

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Identifying the center of a tropical cyclone in a high-resolution model simulation has a number of operational and research applications, including constructing a track, calculating azimuthal means and perturbations, and diagnosing vortex tilt. ...

Leon T. Nguyen; John Molinari; Diana Thomas

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

MREG V1.1 : a multi-scale image registration algorithm for SAR applications.  

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MREG V1.1 is the sixth generation SAR image registration algorithm developed by the Signal Processing&Technology Department for Synthetic Aperture Radar applications. Like its predecessor algorithm REGI, it employs a powerful iterative multi-scale paradigm to achieve the competing goals of sub-pixel registration accuracy and the ability to handle large initial offsets. Since it is not model based, it allows for high fidelity tracking of spatially varying terrain-induced misregistration. Since it does not rely on image domain phase, it is equally adept at coherent and noncoherent image registration. This document provides a brief history of the registration processors developed by Dept. 5962 leading up to MREG V1.1, a full description of the signal processing steps involved in the algorithm, and a user's manual with application specific recommendations for CCD, TwoColor MultiView, and SAR stereoscopy.

Eichel, Paul H.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Numerical Methods for Multiphysics, Multiphase, and Multicomponent Models for Fuel Cells.  

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??In this dissertation, we design and analyze efficient numerical methods for obtaining accurate solutions to model problems arising in fuel cells. A basic fuel cell (more)

Xue, Guangri

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search Method for Real-time Knowledge Discovery Modeled on the...  

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Return to Search Search Method for Real-time Knowledge Discovery Modeled on the Human Brain Oak Ridge National Laboratory Contact ORNL About This Technology Publications: PDF...

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Maximization of permanent trapping of CO{sub 2} and co-contaminants in the highest-porosity formations of the Rock Springs Uplift (Southwest Wyoming): experimentation and multi-scale modeling  

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Under this project, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wyoming combined state-of-the-art experimental studies, numerical pore- and reservoir-scale modeling, and high performance computing to investigate trapping mechanisms relevant to geologic storage of mixed scCO{sub 2} in deep saline aquifers. The research included investigations in three fundamental areas: (i) the experimental determination of two-?phase flow relative permeability functions, relative permeability hysteresis, and residual trapping under reservoir conditions for mixed scCO{sub 2}-?brine systems; (ii) improved understanding of permanent trapping mechanisms; (iii) scientifically correct, fine grid numerical simulations of CO{sub 2} storage in deep saline aquifers taking into account the underlying rock heterogeneity. The specific activities included: (1) Measurement of reservoir-?conditions drainage and imbibition relative permeabilities, irreducible brine and residual mixed scCO{sub 2} saturations, and relative permeability scanning curves (hysteresis) in rock samples from RSU; (2) Characterization of wettability through measurements of contact angles and interfacial tensions under reservoir conditions; (3) Development of physically-?based dynamic core-?scale pore network model; (4) Development of new, improved high-? performance modules for the UW-?team simulator to provide new capabilities to the existing model to include hysteresis in the relative permeability functions, geomechanical deformation and an equilibrium calculation (Both pore-? and core-?scale models were rigorously validated against well-?characterized core-? flooding experiments); and (5) An analysis of long term permanent trapping of mixed scCO{sub 2} through high-?resolution numerical experiments and analytical solutions. The analysis takes into account formation heterogeneity, capillary trapping, and relative permeability hysteresis.

Piri, Mohammad

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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USING ROBUST METHODS TO MODEL BUILDINGS WITH A DEM Christophe Vestri, Frederic Devernay, Marion Mesnage  

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USING ROBUST METHODS TO MODEL BUILDINGS WITH A DEM Christophe Vestri, Fr´ed´eric Devernay, Marion-mail: vestri@istar.fr, devernay@unice.fr, bignone@istar.fr KEY WORDS: Modeling, Building, DEM, Robust a building with a single Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The model is constructed in two stages. A first stage

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

220

Discussion of methods in building and validating a model: example of amino acid metabolism in ruminants.  

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Discussion of methods in building and validating a model: example of amino acid metabolism with these phenomena is to build a more mechanistic model of the amino acid fluxes in the intermediary metabolism to build and to validate a mechanistic model and of some problems encountered during this model development

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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221

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

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

Hall, Sharon J.

222

An explicit method for decoupled distributed solvers in an equation-based modelling language  

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The Modelica language offers an intuitive way to create object-oriented models. This makes it natural also to use an object-oriented solver, where each sub-model solves its own equations. Doing so is possible only if sub-models can be made independent ... Keywords: Modelica, distributed solvers, model generation, transmission line element method

Robert Braun, Petter Krus

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

A fully automated and integrated multi-scale forecasting scheme for emergency preparedness  

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In this paper, we present one multi-scale integrated simulation technology for emergency preparedness with a holistic approach in hurricane, related storm surge and flood forecasting; infrastructure assessment; and emergency planning. This is an emergency ... Keywords: Finite element, Fully automated through scripting, Multi-scale hurricane simulation, Overland flow, Parallel computation, Water surge

Muhammad Akbar; Shahrouz Aliabadi; Reena Patel; Marvin Watts

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Optimal Multi-scale Capacity Planning under Hourly Varying Electricity Prices  

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1 Optimal Multi-scale Capacity Planning under Hourly Varying Electricity Prices Sumit Mitra Ignacio;2 Motivation of this work · Deregulation of the electricity markets caused electricity prices to be highly? (retrofit) · Challenge: Multi-scale nature of the problem! Hourly varying electricity prices vs. 10-15 years

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

225

Numerical Zoom for Multiscale Problems with an Application to Nuclear Waste Disposal  

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Numerical Zoom for Multiscale Problems with an Application to Nuclear Waste Disposal Jean of a nuclear waste repository site. Key words: Multiscale, Finite Element, Domain Decomposition, Chimera, Numerical Zoom, Nuclear Waste. PACS: 02.30.Jr, 47.11.Fg, 28.41.Kw, 47.55.P- 1 Introduction The present paper

226

Synthetic Spectrum Methods for Three-Dimensional Supernova Models  

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Current observations stimulate the production of fully three-dimensional explosion models, which in turn motivates three-dimensional spectrum synthesis for supernova atmospheres. We briefly discuss techniques adapted to address the latter problem, and consider some fundamentals of line formation in supernovae without recourse to spherical symmetry. Direct and detailed extensions of the technique are discussed, and future work is outlined.

R. C. Thomas

2003-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

227

FINITE VOLUME METHODS FOR UNIDIRECTIONAL DISPERSIVE WAVE MODELS  

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V95], the BBM equation [BBM72] and Boussinesq systems [Bou72, Per67, BCS02]. All these models as- sume to dispersive unidi- rectional water wave propagation in one space dimension. In particular we consider a KdV-BBM the KdV-BBM equation in its general form: ut + ux + uux - uxxt + uxxx = 0, (1.1) for x R, t > 0

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

228

Lattice Boltzmann method for modeling liquid-vapor interface configurations in porous media  

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Lattice Boltzmann method for modeling liquid-vapor interface configurations in porous media Michael; published 13 January 2004. [1] The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) has emerged as a powerful tool: Modeling; 3230 Mathematical Geophysics: Numerical solutions; KEYWORDS: Lattice Boltzmann Citation: Sukop, M

Sukop, Mike

229

Order reduction for a realtime engine model using flat and nonlinear Galerkin methods  

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In this paper a methodology for the order reduction of large scale nonlinear dynamic systems is proposed and discussed. It is based on the known concepts of linear and nonlinear Galerkin projection. For the actual mode of operation the projection space ... Keywords: Galerkin methods, local model network, model order reduction, singular value decomposition, snapshot method

Georg Fuchs; Alois Steindl; Stefan Jakubek

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Continuous reservoir simulation model updating and forecasting using a markov chain monte carlo method  

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).......................58 Fig. 29 - Mixed well objective function value vs. model number (static case) ....59 Fig. 30 - Histogram of cumulative oil production made by static case ................60 Fig. 31 - CDF of cumulative production by mixed well models...-well sampled models in the chain to quantify the uncertainty in future oil production. We use all the models in Fig. 2 except for the first 7,000 models, whose objective function value is significantly high. Unfortunately, even though the MCMC method is a...

Liu, Chang

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

231

Z(4) model: Criticality and break-collapse method  

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Within a real-space renormalization-group (RG) framework, we study the criticality of the Z(4) ferromagnet on the square lattice. The phase diagram (exhibiting ferromagnetic, paramagnetic, and nematiclike phase) recovers all the available exact results, and possibly is of high precision everywhere. In particular, we establish the main asymptotic behaviors (bifurcation and Ising regions). In addition, we develop an operational procedure (break-collapse method) which considerably simplifies the exact calculation of arbitrary Z(4) two-terminal clusters (commonly appearing in RG approaches).

Ananias M. Mariz; Constantino Tsallis; Paulo Fulco

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Multi-Scale Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging  

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Fourier domain optical coherence tomography and methods forspeed spectral-domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3umJ. G. (1991). Optical coherence tomography. Science, 254(

Oliveira, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

New probabilistic modeling and simulation methods for complex time-dependent systems  

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This paper is a tutorial that presents a new method of modeling the probabilistic description of failure mechanisms in complex, time-dependent systems. The method of modeling employs a state vector differential equation representation of cumulative failure probabilities derived from Markov models associated with certain generic fault trees, and the method automatically includes common cause/common mode statistical dependencies, as well as time-related dependencies not considered in the literature previously. Simulations of these models employ a population dynamics representation of a probability space involving probability particle transitions among the Markov disjoint states. The particle transitions are governed by a random, Monte Carlo selection process.

Bartholomew, R.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

New model updating method for damped structural systems  

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In this paper, the following two problems are considered: Problem I Given a full column rank matrix X@?R^n^x^k, a diagonal matrix @L@?R^k^x^k(k@?n) and matrices M"a@?R^n^x^n,C"0,K"0@?R^r^x^r, find nxn matrices C,K such that M"aX@L^2+CX@L+KX=0, s. t.C([1,r])=C"0,K([1,r])=K"0, ... Keywords: Best approximation, Damped structural systems, Inverse problem, Model updating, Quadratic eigenvalue problem

Hao Liu; Yongxin Yuan

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Review of Wind Energy Forecasting Methods for Modeling Ramping Events  

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Tall onshore wind turbines, with hub heights between 80 m and 100 m, can extract large amounts of energy from the atmosphere since they generally encounter higher wind speeds, but they face challenges given the complexity of boundary layer flows. This complexity of the lowest layers of the atmosphere, where wind turbines reside, has made conventional modeling efforts less than ideal. To meet the nation's goal of increasing wind power into the U.S. electrical grid, the accuracy of wind power forecasts must be improved. In this report, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of California at Berkeley, and Colorado School of Mines, evaluates innovative approaches to forecasting sudden changes in wind speed or 'ramping events' at an onshore, multimegawatt wind farm. The forecast simulations are compared to observations of wind speed and direction from tall meteorological towers and a remote-sensing Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR) instrument. Ramping events, i.e., sudden increases or decreases in wind speed and hence, power generated by a turbine, are especially problematic for wind farm operators. Sudden changes in wind speed or direction can lead to large power generation differences across a wind farm and are very difficult to predict with current forecasting tools. Here, we quantify the ability of three models, mesoscale WRF, WRF-LES, and PF.WRF, which vary in sophistication and required user expertise, to predict three ramping events at a North American wind farm.

Wharton, S; Lundquist, J K; Marjanovic, N; Williams, J L; Rhodes, M; Chow, T K; Maxwell, R

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

236

A Markovian model for the hybrid manufacturing planning and control method 'Double Speed Single Production Line'  

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In this paper, the hybrid production planning & control method Double Speed Single Production Line (DSSPL) is presented, modelled and its performances evaluated and compared to classical Production Planning and Control methods (PPC). DSSPL combines JIT/kanban ... Keywords: Double Speed Single Production Line, Hybrid manufacturing planning & control method, Industrial case study, Markov processes

Naoufel Cheikhrouhou; Christoph Hachen; Rmy Glardon

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Synthesis of Numerical Methods for Modeling Wave Energy Converter-Point Absorbers: Preprint  

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During the past few decades, wave energy has received significant attention among all ocean energy formats. Industry has proposed hundreds of prototypes such as an oscillating water column, a point absorber, an overtopping system, and a bottom-hinged system. In particular, many researchers have focused on modeling the floating-point absorber as the technology to extract wave energy. Several modeling methods have been used such as the analytical method, the boundary-integral equation method, the Navier-Stokes equations method, and the empirical method. However, no standardized method has been decided. To assist the development of wave energy conversion technologies, this report reviews the methods for modeling the floating-point absorber.

Li, Y.; Yu, Y. H.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

A New Exact Method for Solving the Two-Dimensional Ising Model  

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A New Exact Method for Solving the Two-Dimensional Ising Model ... We have used the two-dimensional Ising model with a limited number of rows, but with the coordination number of four for each site, to set up the transfer matrix for the model. ... The Ising Problem ...

Sh. Ranjbar; G. A. Parsafar

1999-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

239

Special Section --Marine Controlled-Source Electromagnetic Methods A Bayesian model for gas saturation estimation  

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Special Section -- Marine Controlled-Source Electromagnetic Methods A Bayesian model for gas Vasco1 , Yoram Rubin2 , and Zhangshuan Hou2 ABSTRACT We develop a Bayesian model to jointly invert reservoir model. We consid- er the porosity and fluid saturation of each layer in the reservoir, the bulk

Chen, Jinsong

240

Lattice Boltzmann model for wave propagation  

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A lattice Boltzmann model for two-dimensional wave equation is proposed by using the higher-order moment method. The higher-order moment method is based on the solution of a series of partial differential equations obtained by using multiscale technique and Chapman-Enskog expansion. In order to obtain the lattice Boltzmann model for the wave equation with higher-order accuracy of truncation errors, we removed the second-order dissipation term and the third-order dispersion term by employing the moments up to fourth order. The reversibility in time appears owing to the absence of the second-order dissipation term and the third-order dispersion term. As numerical examples, some classical examples, such as interference, diffraction, and wave passing through a convex lens, are simulated. The numerical results show that this model can be used to simulate wave propagation.

Jianying Zhang; Guangwu Yan; Xiubo Shi

2009-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale CFD simulations of entrained flow gasification  

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The design of entrained flow gasifiers and their operation has largely been an experience based enterprise. Most, if not all, industrial scale gasifiers were designed before it was practical to apply CFD models. Moreover, ...

Kumar, Mayank, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for estimation of gravitational-wave transient model parameters in frequency-time maps  

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A common technique for detection of gravitational-wave signals is searching for excess power in frequency-time maps of gravitational-wave detector data. In the event of a detection, model selection and parameter estimation will be performed in order to explore the properties of the source. In this paper, we develop a Bayesian statistical method for extracting model-dependent parameters from observed gravitational-wave signals in frequency-time maps. We demonstrate the method by recovering the parameters of model gravitational-wave signals added to simulated advanced LIGO noise. We also characterize the performance of the method and discuss prospects for future work.

Michael Coughlin; Nelson Christensen; Jonathan Gair; Shivaraj Kandhasamy; Eric Thrane

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuum-based Multiscale Computational Damage Modeling of Cementitous Composites  

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of ? , and its comparison with experimental results by Kupfer et al. (1969) ...... 32 5.1 Evolution of the damage due to the change of the compressive hardening modulus Q ? for: (a) Exponential damage evolution law in Eq. (2.48) and (b) power damage... evolution law in Eq. (2.52) ............... 71 5.2 Evolution of the damage due to the change of the compressive hardening rate constant b? for: (a) Exponential damage evolution law in Eq. (2.48) and (b) power damage evolution law in Eq. (2...

Kim, Sun-Myung

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale modeling of laser cladding process .  

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??"Laser cladding is an additive manufacturing process in which a laser generates a melt-pool on the substrate material while a second material in a powder (more)

Cao, Yunfeng, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

High-resolution, multi-scale modeling of watershed hydrology  

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Enrique R. Vivoni An Opportunity to Integrate Remote Sensing Observations, Field Data Collection distribution of topography, rainfall, soils, vegetation, meteorology, soil moisture. Field Data and Remote's Hydrologic and Energetic System: Water and Heat Storages and Transports over Many Time and Space Scales P ET

Vivoni, Enrique R.

246

Multi-Scale Indentation Hardness Testing; A Correlation and Model  

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. This test is performed by applying a steady load to an indenter (most commonly a diamond pyramid, diamond spheroconical, or a tungsten carbide ball) and then calculating the hardness from the area or depth of the 5 indentation. A dynamic indentation test... 6 variants are the indenter tip and the load applied. A tungsten carbide sphere or a diamond cone or pyramid is used to prevent the indenter tip from being damaged by the test piece. This consideration is made because test pieces have unique values...

Bennett, Damon W.

2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

247

Modeling the Ship Degaussing Coils Effect Based on Magnetization Method  

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Before the warship building, it needs to calculation the degaussing coils effect to design the degaussing coil arrangement. The paper proposed the method of modeling ship degaussing coils effect based on magnet...

Cunlong Xiao; Changhan Xiao; Guanglei Li

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Applying methods of numerical modeling to optimize a plasma burner of atmospheric pressure  

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The shape of a plasma burner is optimized by the methods of numerical modeling. Vortex-free flow is created in the burner merely at the expense of selecting the external tube profile rather than by introductio...

S. M. Perminov; V. N. Perminova

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Hydrologic modeling to screen potential environmental management methods for malaria vector control in Niger  

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This paper describes the first use of Hydrology-Entomology and Malaria Transmission Simulator (HYDREMATS), a physically based distributed hydrology model, to investigate environmental management methods for malaria vector ...

Gianotti, Rebecca Louise

250

3D Weak-Dispersion Reverse-Time Migration with a StereoModeling Method  

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The finite difference method has been widely used in seismic modeling and reverse time migration. However, it generally has two issues: large computational cost and numerical dispersion. Recently, a nearly-analytic discrete ...

Li, Jingshuang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

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

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

Zhang, Xuesong

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

252

Is WTI crude oil market becoming weakly efficient over time?: New evidence from multiscale analysis based on detrended fluctuation analysis  

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This paper extends the work in Tabak and Cajueiro [Are the crude oil markets becoming weakly efficient over time, Energy Economics 29 (2007) 2836] and Alvarez-Ramirez et al. [Short-term predictability of crude oil markets: a detrended fluctuation analysis approach, Energy Economics 30 (2008) 26452656]. In this paper, we test for the efficiency of WTI crude oil market through observing the dynamic of local Hurst exponents employing the method of rolling window based on multiscale detrended fluctuation analysis. Empirical results show that short-term, medium-term and long-term behaviors were generally turning into efficient behavior over time. However, in this way, the results also show that the market did not evolve along stable conditions for long times. Multiscale analysis is also implemented based on multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis. We found that the small fluctuations of WTI crude oil market were persistent; however, the large fluctuations had high instability, both in the short- and long-terms. Our discussion is also extended by incorporating arguments from the crude oil market structure for explaining the different correlation dynamics.

Yudong Wang; Li Liu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Lagrangian particle method for the simulation of linear and nonlinear elastic models of soft tissue  

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We present a novel Lagrangian particle method for the simulation of linear and nonlinear elastic models of soft tissue. Linear solids are represented by the Lagrangian formulation of the stress-strain relationship that is extended to nonlinear solids ... Keywords: Lagrangian particle methods, Linear and nonlinear elasticity, Liver tissue simulation

Simone E. Hieber; Petros Koumoutsakos

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

The Lattice Boltzmann Method as a General Framework for Blood Flow Modelling  

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Chapter 10 The Lattice Boltzmann Method as a General Framework for Blood Flow Modelling with the Lattice Boltzmann method and the underlying Cartesian mesh. The methodology allows to accommodate red, the Lattice Boltzmann framework has become a reality for studying sections of the human circulatory system

Pontrelli, Giuseppe

255

Modeling DNA in Confinement: A Comparison between the Brownian Dynamics and Lattice Boltzmann Method  

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Modeling DNA in Confinement: A Comparison between the Brownian Dynamics and Lattice Boltzmann from both the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and the Brownian dynamics simulations with fluctuating. We find that the lattice Boltzmann method is well-suited for long polymer chains as well

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Lattice Boltzmann method is a powerful tech-nique for the computational modeling of a wide  

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Lattice Boltzmann method is a powerful tech- nique for the computational modeling of a wide variety in solving several isothermal flow problems the lattice boltzmann Method has not been able yet to simulate micro flows. July 2006 Entropic Lattice Boltzmann simulation of trans- port phenomena in microflows

Sandoghdar, Vahid

257

Collocation method for the modeling of membrane gas permeation systems A. Feichtingera  

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) or hydrogen recovery from biomass gasification gases (Mayer et al., 2010; Makaruk et al., 2012). CorrespondingCollocation method for the modeling of membrane gas permeation systems A. Feichtingera , A simulation, collocation method, error estimate, grid adaptation, multicomponent separation 1. Introduction

Weinmüller, Ewa B.

258

Multiple temperature kinetic model and gas-kinetic method for hypersonic non-equilibrium flow computations  

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Multiple temperature kinetic model and gas-kinetic method for hypersonic non-equilibrium flow. For the non-equilibrium flow computations, i.e., the nozzle flow and hypersonic rarefied flow over flat plate-kinetic method; Hypersonic and rarefied flows 1. Introduction The development of aerospace technology has

Xu, Kun

259

An XFEM Model for Carbon Sequestration Journal: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering  

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PeerReview Only An XFEM Model for Carbon Sequestration Journal: International Journal for Numerical method, Carbon Sequestration, Multiphase flow, XFEM, Multifield systems, Petrov-Galerkin httpScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/nme An XFEM Model for Carbon Sequestration Chris Ladubec

Gracie, Robert

260

Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds  

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Approximation Methods for Pricing Problems under the Nested Logit Model with Price Bounds W@orie.cornell.edu November 13, 2012 Abstract We consider two variants of a pricing problem under the nested logit model. In the first variant, the set of products offered to customers is fixed and we want to determine the prices

Topaloglu, Huseyin

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The lattice Boltzmann method as a basis for ocean circulation modeling  

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The lattice Boltzmann method as a basis for ocean circulation modeling by Rick Salmon1 ABSTRACT We construct a lattice Boltzmann model of a single-layer, ``reduced gravity'' ocean in a square basin Boltzmann solutions of the planetary geostrophic equations do not require a lattice with the high degree

Salmon, Rick

262

Theory of the lattice Boltzmann method: Lattice Boltzmann models for nonideal gases Li-Shi Luo*  

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Theory of the lattice Boltzmann method: Lattice Boltzmann models for nonideal gases Li-Shi Luo is presented. This treat- ment provides a unified theory of lattice Boltzmann models for nonideal gases. The lattice Boltzmann equation is systematically obtained by discretizing the Enskog equation in phase space

Luo, Li-Shi

263

Interval Methods for Sensitivity-Based Model-Predictive Control of  

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Interval Methods for Sensitivity-Based Model-Predictive Control of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and experiment for the thermal subprocess of a high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell system. Keywords: Interval analysis, model-predictive control, sensitivity analysis, tracking control, solid oxide fuel cells AMS

Kearfott, R. Baker

264

Assessing nitrogen losses after sewage sludge spreading: A method based on simulation models and spreader  

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1 Assessing nitrogen losses after sewage sludge spreading: A method based on simulation models performances. We define 45 sewage sludge spreading scenarios covering a wide range of situations in France. Several models are used to (i) assess nitrogen losses due to sewage sludge spreading and (ii) calculate

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Brain mass estimation by head circumference and body mass methods in neonatal glycaemic modelling and control  

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AbstractIntroduction Hyperglycaemia is a common complication of stress and prematurity in extremely low-birth-weight infants. Model-based insulin therapy protocols have the ability to safely improve glycaemic control for this group. Estimating non-insulin-mediated brain glucose uptake by the central nervous system in these models is typically done using population-based body weight models, which may not be ideal. Method A head circumference-based model that separately treats small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) infants is compared to a body weight model in a retrospective analysis of 48 patients with a median birth weight of 750g and median gestational age of 25 weeks. Estimated brain mass, model-based insulin sensitivity (SI) profiles, and projected glycaemic control outcomes are investigated. SGA infants (5) are also analyzed as a separate cohort. Results Across the entire cohort, estimated brain mass deviated by a median 10% between models, with a per-patient median difference in SI of 3.5%. For the SGA group, brain mass deviation was 42%, and per-patient SI deviation 13.7%. In virtual trials, 8793% of recommended insulin rates were equal or slightly reduced (?head circumference method, while glycaemic control outcomes showed little change. Conclusion The results suggest that body weight methods are not as accurate as head circumference methods. Head circumference-based estimates may offer improved modelling accuracy and a small reduction in insulin administration, particularly for SGA infants.

Cameron Allan Gunn; Jennifer L. Dickson; Christopher G. Pretty; Jane M. Alsweiler; Adrienne Lynn; Geoffrey M. Shaw; J. Geoffrey Chase

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A co-modelling method for solving incompatibilities during co-design of mechatronic devices  

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The design process of mechatronic devices, which involves experts from different disciplines working together, has limited time and resource constraints. These experts normally have their own domain-specific designing methods and tools, which can lead ... Keywords: Co-design, Co-modelling, Controller layered structure, Cyber-physical systems, Event detection, Fault modelling

Yunyun Ni, Jan F. Broenink

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Method to Filter ECGs and Evaluate Clinical Parameter Distortion using Realistic ECG Model Parameter Fitting  

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Method to Filter ECGs and Evaluate Clinical Parameter Distortion using Realistic ECG Model Abstract By fitting a previously published nonlinear model for generating realistic ECG to waveforms, the authors demonstrate that significant points (P, Q, R, S, and T) on the ECG can be determined

McSharry, Patrick E.

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Multiscale 3D Navigation James McCrae, Igor Mordatch, Michael Glueck, Azam Khan  

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Multiscale 3D Navigation James McCrae, Igor Mordatch, Michael Glueck, Azam Khan Autodesk Research 210 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada first.last @autodesk.com Figure 1: Our scale

Toronto, University of

269

Towards a Multi-scale Framework to Optimize Ageing Resistance of Asphaltic Materials  

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This paper describes an ongoing research project that is aiming at developing a comprehensive multi-scale approach to optimize the ageing resistance of asphaltic mixtures. In this, ageing has been focused on o...

Prabir Kumar Das; Niki Kringos

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Multiscale Physical and Biological Dynamics in the Philippine Archipelago: Predictions and Processes  

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The Philippine Archipelago is remarkable because of its complex geometry, with multiple islands and passages, and its multiscale dynamics, from the large-scale open-ocean and atmospheric forcing, to the strong tides and ...

Lermusiaux, Pierre F. J.

271

University of Maryland component of the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics: Final Technical Report  

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The Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) was a five-year Fusion Science Center. The University of Maryland (UMD) and UCLA were the host universities. This final technical report describes the physics results from the UMD CMPD.

Dorland, William [University of Maryland

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

272

A critical review of methods and models for evaluating organizational factors in Human Reliability Analysis  

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Abstract This work makes a critical evaluation of the deficiencies concerning human factors and evaluates the potential of quantitative techniques that have been proposed in the last decades, like THERP (Technique for Human Error Rate Prediction), CREAM (Cognitive Reliability and Error Analysis Method), and ATHEANA (A Technique for Human Event Analysis), to model organizational factors, including cognitive processes in humans and interactions among humans and groups. Two important models are discussed in this context: STAMP (Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Process), based on system theory and FRAM (Functional Resonance Analysis Method), which aims at modeling the nonlinearities of socio-technical systems. These models, however, are not yet being used in risk analysis similarly to Probabilistic Safety Analyses for safety assessment of nuclear reactors. However, STAMP has been successfully used for retrospective analysis of events, which would allow an extension of these studies to prospective safety analysis.

M.A.B. Alvarenga; P.F. Frutuoso e Melo; R.A. Fonseca

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

A NEW GHOST-NODE METHOD FOR LINKING DIFFERENT MODELS WITH VARIED GRID REFINEMENT  

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A flexible, robust method for linking grids of locally refined models that may be constructed using different types of numerical methods is needed to address a variety of hydrologic problems. This work outlines and tests a new ghost-node model-linking method based on the iterative method of Mehl and Hill (2002, 2004). It is applicable to steady-state solutions for ground-water flow. Tests are presented for a homogeneous two-dimensional system that facilitates clear analysis of typical problems. The coupled grids are simulated using the finite-difference and finite-element models MODFLOW and FEHM. Results indicate that when the grids are matched spatially so that nodes and control volume boundaries are aligned, the new coupling technique has approximately twice the error as coupling using two MODFLOW models. When the grids are non-matching; model accuracy is slightly increased over matching grid cases. Overall, results indicate that the ghost-node technique is a viable means to accurately couple distinct models.

J. dickinson; S.C. James; S. Mehl; M.C. Hill; S. Leake; G.A. Zyvoloski

2005-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Design of Novel Multiscale Concrete Rheometers | Argonne  

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Suspended particles in a rheometer Suspended particles in a rheometer This simulation image shows suspended particles in a rheometer for NIST's proposed mortar SRM. The spheres, which are color coded by their starting location in the rheometer, are suspended in a cement paste with properties derived from NIST's cement paste SRM. Nicos Martys and Steven G. Satterfield, National Institute of Standards and Technology Computational Design of Novel Multiscale Concrete Rheometers PI Name: William George PI Email: wgeorge@nist.gov Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 40 Million Year: 2014 Research Domain: Materials Science Understanding the mechanisms of dispersion or agglomeration of particulate matter in complex fluids, such as suspensions, is of technological

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Multi-Scale Computational_Perepezko  

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Scale Computational Design Scale Computational Design and Synthesis of Protective Smart Coatings for Refractory Metal Alloys John H. Perepezko (PI), Otto J. Lu-Steffes Dept. Materials Science & Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison Grant Number: FE0007377 Performance Period: 5/31/12-6/11/13 OUTLINE: * Background on coating design and synthesis * Gaseous Computational Thermodynamic Designs for Coating Deposition Process * Phase Stability Analysis on the Coating Phase Constituents; emphasis on extended alloying capability * Microstructure-based FEA designs in Mo-RM-Si-B Coating Structures * Synthesis of Mo-Ti/Zr-Si-B Coatings * Oxidation tests at ultra-high temperatures Multi-scale Designs & Synthesis Approach for Mo-Si-B Based Smart Coatings

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A review of existing models and methods to estimate employment effects of pollution control policies  

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The purpose of this paper is to provide information about existing models and methods used to estimate coal mining employment impacts of pollution control policies. The EPA is currently assessing the consequences of various alternative policies to reduce air pollution. One important potential consequence of these policies is that coal mining employment may decline or shift from low-sulfur to high-sulfur coal producing regions. The EPA requires models that can estimate the magnitude and cost of these employment changes at the local level. This paper contains descriptions and evaluations of three models and methods currently used to estimate the size and cost of coal mining employment changes. The first model reviewed is the Coal and Electric Utilities Model (CEUM), a well established, general purpose model that has been used by the EPA and other groups to simulate air pollution control policies. The second model reviewed is the Advanced Utility Simulation Model (AUSM), which was developed for the EPA specifically to analyze the impacts of air pollution control policies. Finally, the methodology used by Arthur D. Little, Inc. to estimate the costs of alternative air pollution control policies for the Consolidated Coal Company is discussed. These descriptions and evaluations are based on information obtained from published reports and from draft documentation of the models provided by the EPA. 12 refs., 1 fig.

Darwin, R.F.; Nesse, R.J.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Nonlinear generalized source method for modeling second-harmonic generation in diffraction gratings  

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We introduce a versatile numerical method for modeling light diffraction in periodically patterned photonic structures containing quadratically nonlinear non-centrosymmetric optical materials. Our approach extends the generalized source method to nonlinear optical interactions by incorporating the contribution of nonlinear polarization sources to the diffracted field in the algorithm. We derive the mathematical formalism underlying the numerical method and introduce the Fourier-factorization suitable for nonlinear calculations. The numerical efficiency and runtime characteristics of the method are investigated in a set of benchmark calculations: the results corresponding to the fundamental frequency are compared to those obtained from a reference method and the beneficial effects of the modified Fourier-factorization rule on the accuracy of the nonlinear computations is demonstrated. In order to illustrate the capabilities of our method, we employ it to demonstrate strong enhancement of second-harmonic genera...

Weismann, Martin; Panoiu, Nicolae C

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale Variability of the Flow during the North American Monsoon Experiment RICHARD H. JOHNSON, PAUL E. CIESIELSKI, BRIAN D. MCNOLDY, PETER J. ROGERS, AND  

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Multiscale Variability of the Flow during the North American Monsoon Experiment RICHARD H. JOHNSON H. Johnson, Dept

Johnson, Richard H.

279

Modelling seismic wave propagation in a two dimensional cylindrical whole earth model using the pseudospectral method  

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......helpful in understanding the full process of the whole wavefield evolution...models to understand the full process of wavefield evolution, especially...equation, 60th Ann. Int. Mtg SEG, Expanded Abstracts, 987-991...elastic cases, 63rd Ann. Int. Mtg SEG, Expanded Abstracts, 215-217......

Yanbin Wang; Hiroshi Takenaka; Takashi Furumura

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An application of probabilistic safety assessment methods to model aircraft systems and accidents  

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A case study modeling the thrust reverser system (TRS) in the context of the fatal accident of a Boeing 767 is presented to illustrate the application of Probabilistic Safety Assessment methods. A simplified risk model consisting of an event tree with supporting fault trees was developed to represent the progression of the accident, taking into account the interaction between the TRS and the operating crew during the accident, and the findings of the accident investigation. A feasible sequence of events leading to the fatal accident was identified. Several insights about the TRS and the accident were obtained by applying PSA methods. Changes proposed for the TRS also are discussed.

Martinez-Guridi, G.; Hall, R.E.; Fullwood, R.R.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limei Ran Research Associate, Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development  

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, air pollution, and meteorology. Her current work focuses on connecting the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) with the Environmental Policy Integrated for air quality studies and applications. She also works on improving land

McLaughlin, Richard M.

282

A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES  

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/or partial automation of the creative modeling process. Model Generation is a new modeling paradigm designed specifically for rapid modeling of large multi-scale systems in the industrial practice. It proposes model. Keywords: Dynamic and continuous/discrete simulation, computer-aided modeling, symbolic

Linninger, Andreas A.

283

Modelling of bubble behaviour in aluminium reduction cells  

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A phenomenological model for the creation and transport of anodic gas bubbles in aluminium reduction cells is presented. The proposed model is a multiscale approach in which molecular species are produced and transported through a supersaturated electrolyte. Sub-grid bubbles are allowed to form through nucleation and the resulting bubble population evolves through mass transfer and coalescence. As sub-grid bubbles reach a certain size, they are transferred to a macroscopic phase, which evolution is governed by a volume of fluid method. The current work describes the underlying theory and motivation for the proposed model and it is used to describe a laboratory-scale electrolysis cell, showing the potential of the suggested approach. The influence of selected properties of the model is identified by means of a factorial analysis.

Kristian Etienne Einarsrud; Stein Tore Johansen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructal multi-scale package of vertical channels with natural convection and maximal heat transfer density. CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN: THE GENERATION OF MULTI-SCALE HEAT  

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transfer density. CONSTRUCTAL DESIGN: THE GENERATION OF MULTI-SCALE HEAT AND FLUID FLOW STRUCTURES-scale structures in natural convection with the objective of maximizing the heat transfer density, or the heat transfer rate per unit of volume§ . The flow volume is filled with vertical equidistant heated blades

Kihm, IconKenneth David

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On the plausibility transformation method for translating belief function models to probability models  

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can also be stated in terms of a corresponding plausibility function or a belief function. The plausibility function Pl corresponding to a bpa m for s is defined as Pl: 2 ? s ? [0,1] such that for al a ? 2 ? s , Pl(a) = ?{m(b) | b?a ? ?}. (2.... The collection of probability functions then constitutes a corresponding probability model. Suppose m is a bpa for subset s. Let Pl m denote the plausibility function for s corresponding to bpa m. Let Pl_P m denote the probability function that is obtained...

Cobb, Barry R.; Shenoy, Prakash P.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review and comparison of methods to study the contribution of variables in artificial neural network models  

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, Greece Abstract Convinced by the predictive quality of artificial neural network (ANN) models in ecology. # 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. Keywords: Artificial neural networks; Backpropagation; NonReview and comparison of methods to study the contribution of variables in artificial neural

Lek, Sovan

287

Evaluating variable switching and flash methods in modeling carbon sequestration in deep geologic formations  

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Evaluating variable switching and flash methods in modeling carbon sequestration in deep geologic performance computing to assess the risks involved in carbon sequestration in deep geologic formations-thermal- chemical processes in variably saturated, non-isothermal porous media is applied to sequestration

Mills, Richard

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An implicit level set method for modeling hydraulically driven fractures Anthony Peirce a,*, Emmanuel Detournay b  

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An implicit level set method for modeling hydraulically driven fractures Anthony Peirce a the relevant tip asymptotics in hydraulic fracture simulators is critical for the accuracy and stability for a propagating hydraulic fracture. A number of char- acteristics of the governing equations for hydraulic

Peirce, Anthony

289

Robust model based control method for wind energy production A. Pintea 1  

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Robust model based control method for wind energy production A. Pintea 1 , D. Popescu 1 , Ioana change effects will come to dominate every part of the earth. Wind power energy represents an interesting alternative to traditional forms of obtaining energy. However, the efficiency of wind power strongly depends

Boyer, Edmond

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Comparison of multivariate methods for inferential modeling of soil carbon using visible/near-infrared spectra  

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Comparison of multivariate methods for inferential modeling of soil carbon using visible/near-infrared Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy Visible/near-infrared spectroscopy Multivariate calibration Pre-processing transformations In order to reduce costs and time in the analysis of soil properties, visible/near-infrared

Grunwald, Sabine

291

A New Method for Modeling and Solving the Protein Fold Recognition Problem  

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Idstract A New Method for Modeling and Solving the Protein Fold Recognition Problem (Extended}@ornl.gov Computational recognition of native-like folds from a protein fold database is considered to be a promising recog- nition through optimally aligning (threading) an amino acid sequence and a protein fold (template

Istrail, Sorin

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Abundance determinations in HII regions: model fitting versus Te-method  

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The discrepancy between the oxygen abundances in high-metallicity HII regions determined through the Te-method (and/or through the corresponding "strong lines - oxygen abundance" calibration) and that determined through the model fitting (and/or through the corresponding "strong lines - oxygen abundance" calibration) is discussed. It is suggested to use the interstellar oxygen abundance in the solar vicinity, derived with very high precision from the high-resolution observations of the weak interstellar absorption lines towards the stars, as a "Rosetta stone" to verify the validity of the oxygen abundances derived in HII regions with the Te-method at high abundances. The agreement between the value of the oxygen abundance at the solar galactocentric distance traced by the abundances derived in HII regions through the Te-method and that derived from the interstellar absorption lines towards the stars is strong evidence in favor of that i) the two-zone model for Te seems to be a realistic interpretation of the temperature structure within HII regions, and ii) the classic Te-method provides accurate oxygen abundances in HII regions. It has been concluded that the "strong lines - oxygen abundance" calibrations must be based on the HII regions with the oxygen abundances derived with the Te-method but not on the existing grids of the models for HII regions.

L. S. Pilyugin

2002-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Control method and system for hydraulic machines employing a dynamic joint motion model  

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A control method and system for controlling a hydraulically actuated mechanical arm to perform a task, the mechanical arm optionally being a hydraulically actuated excavator arm. The method can include determining a dynamic model of the motion of the hydraulic arm for each hydraulic arm link by relating the input signal vector for each respective link to the output signal vector for the same link. Also the method can include determining an error signal for each link as the weighted sum of the differences between a measured position and a reference position and between the time derivatives of the measured position and the time derivatives of the reference position for each respective link. The weights used in the determination of the error signal can be determined from the constant coefficients of the dynamic model. The error signal can be applied in a closed negative feedback control loop to diminish or eliminate the error signal for each respective link.

Danko, George (Reno, NV)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaporation model for beam based additive manufacturing using free surface lattice Boltzmann methods  

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Evaporation plays an important role in many technical applications including beam-based additive manufacturing processes, such as selective electron beam or selective laser melting (SEBM/SLM). In this paper, we describe an evaporation model which we employ within the framework of a two-dimensional free surface lattice Boltzmann method. With this method, we solve the hydrodynamics as well as thermodynamics of the molten material taking into account the mass and energy losses due to evaporation and the recoil pressure acting on the melt pool. Validation of the numerical model is performed by measuring maximum melt depths and evaporative losses in samples of pure titanium and Ti6Al4V molten by an electron beam. Finally, the model is applied to create processing maps for an SEBM process. The results predict that the penetration depth of the electron beam, which is a function of the acceleration voltage, has a significant influence on evaporation effects.

Alexander Klassen; Thorsten Scharowsky; Carolin Krner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling Part 2: Experimental validation using  

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Application of the Transmission Line Matrix method for outdoor sound propagation modelling ­ Part 2 Received in revised form 9 July 2013 Accepted 23 July 2013 Keywords: Meso-NH Transmission Line Matrix model-domain acoustic model is based on the Transmission Line Matrix method. Its develop- ment has also been promoted

Ribes, Aurélien

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A multi-resolution method for climate system modeling: application of spherical centroidal Voronoi tessellations  

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During the next decade and beyond, climate system models will be challenged to resolve scales and processes that are far beyond their current scope. Each climate system component has its prototypical example of an unresolved process that may strongly influence the global climate system, ranging from eddy activity within ocean models, to ice streams within ice sheet models, to surface hydrological processes within land system models, to cloud processes within atmosphere models. These new demands will almost certainly result in the develop of multiresolution schemes that are able, at least regionally, to faithfully simulate these fine-scale processes. Spherical centroidal Voronoi tessellations (SCVTs) offer one potential path toward the development of a robust, multiresolution climate system model components. SCVTs allow for the generation of high quality Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations through the use of an intuitive, user-defined density function. In each of the examples provided, this method results in high-quality meshes where the quality measures are guaranteed to improve as the number of nodes is increased. Real-world examples are developed for the Greenland ice sheet and the North Atlantic ocean. Idealized examples are developed for oceanice shelf interaction and for regional atmospheric modeling. In addition to defining, developing, and exhibiting SCVTs, we pair this mesh generation technique with a previously developed finite-volume method. Our numerical example is based on the nonlinear, shallow water equations spanning the entire surface of the sphere. This example is used to elucidate both the potential benefits of this multiresolution method and the challenges ahead.

Ringler, Todd [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ju, Lili [University of South Carolina; Gunzburger, Max [Florida State University

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Lattice Boltzmann Fictitious Domain Method for Modeling Red Blood Cell Deformation and Multiple-Cell Hydrodynamic Interactions in Flow  

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To model red blood cell (RBC) deformation in flow, the recently developed LBM-DLM/FD method ([Shi and Lim, 2007)29], derived from the lattice Boltzmann method and the distributed Lagrange multiplier/fictitious domain methodthe fictitious domain method, is extended to employ the mesoscopic network model for simulations of red blood cell deformation. The flow is simulated by the lattice Boltzmann method with an external force, while the network model is used for modeling red blood cell deformation and the fluid-RBC interaction is enforced by the Lagrange multiplier. To validate parameters of the RBC network model, sThe stretching numerical tests on both coarse and fine meshes are performed and compared with the corresponding experimental data to validate the parameters of the RBC network model. In addition, RBC deformation in pipe flow and in shear flow is simulated, revealing the capacity of the current method for modeling RBC deformation in various flows.

Shi, Xing; Lin, Guang; Zou, Jianfeng; Fedosov, Dmitry A.

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie  

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Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt Area- Implications from Mt Resistivity Surveying Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Cryptic Faulting and Multi-Scale Geothermal Fluid Connections in the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt Area- Implications from Mt Resistivity Surveying Abstract Extended magnetotelluric (MT) profiling results over the Dixie Valley-Central Nevada Seismic Belt area were recently completed to explore the hypothesis that fluid circulation to depths of 10 km or more is generating well temperatures in the field >280 C.This transect has revealed families of resistivity structures commonly dominated by high-angle

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Modeling Metal Stocks and Flows: A Review of Dynamic Material Flow Analysis Methods  

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Remote sensing methods are used by Takahashi et al.,(86) who analyze in-use copper stocks using satellite nighttime light observation data. ... McMillan et al.(54) quantify the sensitivity of the lifetime distribution, recycling rate, and metallic recovery by using the Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test method, which provides a measure of input sensitivity defined as the fraction of total model variance. ... Yano, J.; Hirai, Y.; Okamoto, K.; Sakai, S.Dynamic flow analysis of current and future end-of-life vehicles generation and lead content in automobile shredder residue J. Mater. ...

Esther Mller; Lorenz M. Hilty; Rolf Widmer; Mathias Schluep; Martin Faulstich

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Coupling of the model reduction technique with the lattice Boltzmann method for combustion simulations  

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A new framework of simulation of reactive flows is proposed based on a coupling between accurate reduced reaction mechanism and the lattice Boltzmann representation of the flow phenomena. The model reduction is developed in the setting of slow invariant manifold construction, and the simplest lattice Boltzmann equation is used in order to work out the procedure of coupling of the reduced model with the flow solver. Practical details of constructing slow invariant manifolds of a reaction system under various thermodynamic conditions are reported. The proposed method is validated with the two-dimensional simulation of a premixed counterflow flame in the hydrogen-air mixture. (author)

Chiavazzo, Eliodoro [Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich (Switzerland); Department of Energetics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin (Italy); Karlin, Iliya V. [Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich (Switzerland); School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Southampton (United Kingdom); Gorban, Alexander N. [Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH Leicester (United Kingdom); Boulouchos, Konstantinos [Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich (Switzerland)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Proximity graphs based multi-scale image segmentation  

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We present a novel multi-scale image segmentation approach based on irregular triangular and polygonal tessellations produced by proximity graphs. Our approach consists of two separate stages: polygonal seeds generation followed by an iterative bottom-up polygon agglomeration into larger chunks. We employ constrained Delaunay triangulation combined with the principles known from the visual perception to extract an initial ,irregular polygonal tessellation of the image. These initial polygons are built upon a triangular mesh composed of irregular sized triangles and their shapes are ad'apted to the image content. We then represent the image as a graph with vertices corresponding to the polygons and edges reflecting polygon relations. The segmentation problem is then formulated as Minimum Spanning Tree extraction. We build a successive fine-to-coarse hierarchy of irregular polygonal grids by an iterative graph contraction constructing Minimum Spanning Tree. The contraction uses local information and merges the polygons bottom-up based on local region-and edge-based characteristics.

Skurikhin, Alexei N [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of corrosion inhibiting admixtures for structural concrete -- assessment methods and predictive modeling  

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During the past fifteen years corrosion inhibiting admixtures (CIAs) have become increasingly popular for protection of reinforced components of highway bridges and other structures from damage induced by chlorides. However, there remains considerable debate about the benefits of CIAs in concrete. A variety of testing methods to assess the performance of CIA have been reported in the literature, ranging from tests in simulated pore solutions to long-term exposures of concrete slabs. The paper reviews the published techniques and recommends the methods which would make up a comprehensive CIA effectiveness testing program. The results of this set of tests would provide the data which can be used to rank the presently commercially available CIA and future candidate formulations utilizing a proposed predictive model. The model is based on relatively short-term laboratory testing and considers several phases of a service life of a structure (corrosion initiation, corrosion propagation without damage, and damage to the structure).

Yunovich, M.; Thompson, N.G. [CC Technologies Labs., Inc., Dublin, OH (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of interface cracking in coppergraphite composites by MD and CFE method  

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Abstract Molecular dynamics (MD) method was used to study mechanical properties of coppergraphite composite interface. Mode I fracture of the interface of coppergraphite composite was modeled by considering fixed and free boundary conditions, which means slipping constraint conditions for atomic layers in the composite. The stress near crack tip and the energy changes of the system are obtained. Then a cohesive tractionseparation law of coppergraphite interface can also be obtained by using the MD simulation. For the purpose of comparisons, a modeling of interfacial fracture of the composite by using a zero-thickness cohesive finite element (CFE) was carried out. It is found that there is a stress concentration but no singularity for the normal stress at the crack tip in interface obtained by using the present MD simulation and CFE method. While in the interface away from the crack tip, the obtained stress is consistent with the solution of classical interfacial fracture mechanics.

Shi-Jun Guo; Qing-Sheng Yang; X.Q. He; K.M. Liew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Clustering Methods for Developing Models of User Interest  

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

Ganta, Prasanth

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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An adaptive wavelet stochastic collocation method for irregular solutions of stochastic partial differential equations  

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Accurate predictive simulations of complex real world applications require numerical approximations to first, oppose the curse of dimensionality and second, converge quickly in the presence of steep gradients, sharp transitions, bifurcations or finite discontinuities in high-dimensional parameter spaces. In this paper we present a novel multi-dimensional multi-resolution adaptive (MdMrA) sparse grid stochastic collocation method, that utilizes hierarchical multiscale piecewise Riesz basis functions constructed from interpolating wavelets. The basis for our non-intrusive method forms a stable multiscale splitting and thus, optimal adaptation is achieved. Error estimates and numerical examples will used to compare the efficiency of the method with several other techniques.

Webster, Clayton G [ORNL; Zhang, Guannan [ORNL; Gunzburger, Max D [ORNL

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A RECOMMENDED PASQUILL-GIFFORD STABILITY CLASSIFICATION METHOD FOR SAFETY BASIS ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION MODELING AT SRS  

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Several of the most common methods for estimating Pasquill-Gifford (PG) stability (turbulence) class were evaluated for use in modeling the radiological consequences of SRS accidental releases using the MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System, Ver. 2 (MACCS2). Evaluation criteria included: (1) the ability of the method to represent diffusion characteristics above a predominantly forested landscape at SRS, (2) suitability of the method to provide data consistent with the formulation of the MACCS2 model, and (3) the availability of onsite meteorological data to support implementation of the method The evaluation resulted in a recommendation that PG stability classification for regulatory applications at SRS should be based on measurements of the standard deviation of the vertical component of wind direction fluctuations, {sigma}{sub e}, collected from the 61-m level of the SRS meteorological towers, and processed in full accordance with EPA-454/R-99-005 (EPA, 2000). This approach provides a direct measurement that is fundamental to diffusion and captures explicitly the turbulence generated by both mechanical and buoyant forces over the characteristic surface (forested) of SRS. Furthermore, due to the potentially significant enhancement of horizontal fluctuations in wind direction from the occurrence of meander at night, the use of {sigma}{sub e} will ensure a reasonably conservative estimate of PG stability class for use in dispersion models that base diffusion calculations on a single value of PG stability class. Furthermore, meteorological data bases used as input for MACCS2 calculations should contain hourly data for five consecutive annual periods from the most recent 10 years.

Hunter, C.

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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S.I.Sorokov, R.R.Levitskii, T.M.Verkholyak LOCAL FIELD METHOD FOR ISING MODEL  

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' & $ % S.I.Sorokov, R.R.Levitskii, T.M.Verkholyak LOCAL FIELD METHOD FOR ISING MODEL . - , - . , ' - , , - . Local eld method for Ising model with arbitrary interaction S.I.Sorokov, R.R.Levitskii, T.M.Verkholyak Abstract. In present work local eld approximation, based on Callen identities, is applied to the Ising

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A Penalty Method to Model Particle Interactions in DNA-laden Flows  

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We present a hybrid fluid-particle algorithm to simulate flow and transport of DNA-laden fluids in microdevices. Relevant length scales in microfluidic systems range from characteristic channel sizes of millimeters to micron scale geometric variation (e.g., post arrays) to 10 nanometers for the length of a single rod in a bead-rod polymer representation of a biological material such as DNA. The method is based on a previous fluid-particle algorithm in which long molecules are represented as a chain of connected rods, but in which the physically unrealistic behavior of rod crossing occurred. We have extended this algorithm to include screened Coulombic forces between particles by implementing a Debye-Hueckel potential acting between rods. In the method an unsteady incompressible Newtonian fluid is discretized with a second-order finite difference method in the interior of the Cartesian grid domain; an embedded boundary volume-of-fluid formulation is used near boundaries. The bead-rod polymer model is fully coupled to the solvent through body forces representing hydrodynamic drag and stochastic thermal fluctuations. While intrapolymer interactions are modeled by a soft potential, polymer-structure interactions are treated as perfectly elastic collisions. We demonstrate this method on flow and transport of a polymer through a post array microchannel in 2D where the polymer incorporates more realistic physical parameters of DNA, and compare to previous simulations where rods are allowed to cross. We also show that the method is capable of simulating 3D flow in a packed bed micro-column.

Trebotich, D; Miller, G H; Bybee, M D

2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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FATE Unified Modeling Method for Spent Nuclear Fuel and Sludge Processing, Shipping and Storage - 13405  

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A unified modeling method applicable to the processing, shipping, and storage of spent nuclear fuel and sludge has been incrementally developed, validated, and applied over a period of about 15 years at the US DOE Hanford site. The software, FATE{sup TM}, provides a consistent framework for a wide dynamic range of common DOE and commercial fuel and waste applications. It has been used during the design phase, for safety and licensing calculations, and offers a graded approach to complex modeling problems encountered at DOE facilities and abroad (e.g., Sellafield). FATE has also been used for commercial power plant evaluations including reactor building fire modeling for fire PRA, evaluation of hydrogen release, transport, and flammability for post-Fukushima vulnerability assessment, and drying of commercial oxide fuel. FATE comprises an integrated set of models for fluid flow, aerosol and contamination release, transport, and deposition, thermal response including chemical reactions, and evaluation of fire and explosion hazards. It is one of few software tools that combine both source term and thermal-hydraulic capability. Practical examples are described below, with consideration of appropriate model complexity and validation. (authors)

Plys, Martin; Burelbach, James; Lee, Sung Jin; Apthorpe, Robert [Fauske and Associates, LLC, 16W070 83rd St., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527 (United States)] [Fauske and Associates, LLC, 16W070 83rd St., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the Latest Union2 SNIa Dataset by Using Model-Independent Parametrization Methods  

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We explore the cosmological consequences of the recently released Union2 sample of 557 Type Ia supernovae (SNIa). Combining this latest SNIa dataset with the Cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe 7 year (WMAP7) observations and the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7 (DR7), we measure the dark energy density function $f(z)\\equiv \\rho_{de}(z)/\\rho_{de}(0)$ as a free function of redshift. Two model-independent parametrization methods (the binned parametrization and the polynomial interpolation parametrization) are used in this paper. By using the $\\chi^2$ statistic and the Bayesian information criterion, we find that the current observational data are still too limited to distinguish which parametrization method is better, and a simple model has advantage in fitting observational data than a complicated model. Moreover, it is found that all these parametrizations demonstrate that the Union2 dataset is still consistent with a cosmological constant at 1$\\sigma$ confidence level. Therefore, the Union2 dataset is different from the Constitution SNIa dataset, which more favors a dynamical dark energy.

Shuang Wang; Xiao-Dong Li; Miao Li

2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

311

Atmospheric Mercury in the Great Lakes Region An Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality  

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Atmospheric Mercury in the Great Lakes Region An Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality Tracey Holloway #12;i Abstract Atmospheric mercury is a significant source for methylmercury (Me. In order to control MeHg exposures, policy-makers need a clear understanding of the atmospheric mercury

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

312

Exploring the Design Space of Multiscale 3D Orientation James McCrae  

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Exploring the Design Space of Multiscale 3D Orientation James McCrae Autodesk Research University of Toronto Michael Glueck Autodesk Research Tovi Grossman Autodesk Research Azam Khan§ Autodesk Research that exist at multiple scales, that is, the objects have meaningful e-mail:mccrae@dgp.toronto.edu e-mail:michael.glueck@autodesk

Toronto, University of

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Exploring the Design Space of Multiscale 3D Orientation James McCrae  

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Exploring the Design Space of Multiscale 3D Orientation James McCrae Autodesk Research University of Toronto Michael Glueck Autodesk Research Tovi Grossman Autodesk Research Azam Khan§ Autodesk Research, Visualization, 3D Orientation, Design Space e-mail:mccrae@dgp.toronto.edu e-mail:michael.glueck@autodesk

Toronto, University of

314

A Stroke Severity Monitoring System Based on Quantitative Modified Multiscale Entropy  

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A Stroke Severity Monitoring System Based on Quantitative Modified Multiscale Entropy Wei-Jung Jou1, Taiwan (R.O.C) 2 Stroke center and Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) Abstract Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide

Hung, Shih-Hao

315

Multi-scale mechanical improvement produced in carbon nanotube fibers by irradiation cross-linking  

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Review Multi-scale mechanical improvement produced in carbon nanotube fibers by irradiation cross T Fibers and yarns based on carbon nanotubes (CNT) are emerging as a possible improve- ment over more traditional high strength carbon fibers used as reinforcement elements in composite materials. This is driven

Espinosa, Horacio D.

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Coarse analysis of multiscale systems: diffuser flows, charged particle motion, and connections to averaging theory  

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Coarse analysis of multiscale systems: diffuser flows, charged particle motion, and connections of working with Harish Bhat (without whom the particles work would not have been done), Matt West, Troy Smith, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:15-17 #12;vi Abstract

Murray, Richard M.

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SURFACE CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING, CLOUD FRACTION AND CLOUD ALBEDO: THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND MULTISCALE VARIATION  

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SURFACE CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING, CLOUD FRACTION AND CLOUD ALBEDO: THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND MULTISCALE/Atmospheric Sciences Division Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box, Upton, NY www.bnl.gov ABSTRACT Cloud-induced climate change. Cloud-radiative forcing, cloud fraction, and cloud albedo are three key quantities

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Simulated shift work in rats perturbs multiscale regulation of locomotor activity  

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...articles 1004 16 30 22 Simulated shift work in rats perturbs multiscale regulation of locomotor...hypothesis, we studied activity fluctuations of rats in a simulated shift work protocol that...fractal activity patterns in SCN-lesioned rats [7] and in elderly humans with AD and...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RIPARIAN ECOSYSTEMS AND BUFFERS: MULTI-SCALE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND MANAGEMENT AWRA SUMMER SPECIALTY CONFERENCE  

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, and the ecosystem services it provides, is required to prioritise the protection and restoration of riparian zones the protection and restoration of riparian zones. KEY TERMS: large woody debris, aquatic ecology, watersheds ECOSYSTEMS AND BUFFERS: MULTI-SCALE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND MANAGEMENT AWRA SUMMER SPECIALTY CONFERENCE

Walker, Jeff

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Theory of the lattice Boltzmann method: Three-dimensional model for linear viscoelastic fluids Pierre Lallemand,1,  

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Theory of the lattice Boltzmann method: Three-dimensional model for linear viscoelastic fluids-dimensional lattice Boltzmann model with thirty two discrete velocity distribution functions for viscoelastic fluid is presented in this work. The model is based upon the generalized lattice Boltzmann equation constructed

Luo, Li-Shi

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Modelling two-phase flow in porous media at the pore scale using the volume-of-fluid method  

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We present a stable numerical scheme for modelling multiphase flow in porous media, where the characteristic size of the flow domain is of the order of microns to millimetres. The numerical method is developed for efficient modelling of multiphase flow ... Keywords: Pore-scale modelling, Porous media, Two-phase flow, Volume of fluid

Ali Q. Raeini; Martin J. Blunt; Branko Bijeljic

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The multi-scale character of air pollution: impact of local measures in relation to European and regional policies - a case study in Antwerp, Belgium  

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This paper describes a multi-scale modelling approach designed to assess the impact of policy plans at various decision making levels (European, regional and local). The modelling framework is applied for a case study in Antwerp, Belgium. Various tunnel options and traffic management plans for the Antwerp ring road are evaluated with respect to their impact on air quality in 2020 and 2025. The modelling approach takes into account those local action plans as well as regional and European policies for these time horizons. It has been shown that reduction of traffic intensity is one of the most important measures, without which it is unlikely that current European limit values will be attained in the near future at all locations near the Antwerp ring road.

Stijn Janssen; Wouter Lefebvre; Clemens Mensink; Bart Degraeuwe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long Gamma-Ray Bursts Calibrated by Pade Method and Constraints on Cosmological Models  

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Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are among the most powerful sources in the universe. In the recent years, GRBs have been proposed as a complementary probe to type Ia supernovae (SNIa). However, as is well known, there is a circularity problem in the use of GRBs to study cosmology. In this work, based on the Pad\\'e approximant, we propose a new cosmology-independent method to calibrate GRBs. We consider a sample consisting 138 long GRBs and obtain 79 calibrated long GRBs at high redshift $z>1.4$ (named Mayflower sample) which can be used to constrain cosmological models without the circularity problem. Then, we consider the constraints on several cosmological models with these 79 calibrated GRBs and other observational data. We show that GRBs are competent to be a complementary probe to the other well-established cosmological observations.

Jing Liu; Hao Wei

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of grey modeling method to fitting and forecasting wear trend of marine diesel engines  

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Oil monitoring is an important and useful method for predicting wear failure, and has been used in diesel engines successfully. The diesel engine is the key power equipment in ships and it is a complicated tribological system with uncertainty and indetermination. Grey system theory is suitable for systems in which some information is clear and some is not, so it is feasible to study the wear process of diesel engines with this theory. The unequal interval revised grey model (UIRGM) (1,1) is presented in this paper, which is applicable to original series with unequal intervals and sharp variation. The model that is built is applied to fit and predict element concentration as determined by oil spectrometric analysis. It is proved that UIRGM (1,1) determines the exact turning point, and the fitting and prediction results are acceptable.

Hong Zhang; Zhuguo Li; Zhaoneng Chen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Long Gamma-Ray Bursts Calibrated by Pade Method and Constraints on Cosmological Models  

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Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are among the most powerful sources in the universe. In the recent years, GRBs have been proposed as a complementary probe to type Ia supernovae (SNIa). However, as is well known, there is a circularity problem in the use of GRBs to study cosmology. In this work, based on the Pad\\'e approximant, we propose a new cosmology-independent method to calibrate GRBs. We consider a sample consisting 138 long GRBs and obtain 79 calibrated long GRBs at high redshift $z>1.4$ (named Mayflower sample) which can be used to constrain cosmological models without the circularity problem. Then, we consider the constraints on several cosmological models with these 79 calibrated GRBs and other observational data. We show that GRBs are competent to be a complementary probe to the other well-established cosmological observations.

Liu, Jing

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational upscaled modeling of heterogeneous porous media flow utilizing finite volume method  

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-Gupta (Member) Al Boggess (Head of Department) May 2004 Major Subject: Mathematics iii ABSTRACT Computational Upscaled Modeling of Heterogeneous Porous Media Flow Utilizing Finite Volume Method. (May 2004) Victor Eralingga Ginting, B.S., Institute of Technology... of L2 norm of solution error for =h = 0:64, and n = 16. 39 3.6 Comparison of L2 norm of solution error for N = 32. : : : : : : : : : 39 3.7 Results for anisotropic case, lx1 = 0:40, lx2 = 0:01, = 1:0. : : : : : : 41 3.8 Results for anisotropic case...

Ginting, Victor Eralingga

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The Multi-Scale Mass Transfer Processes Controlling Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation: An IFC Focused on Hanfords 300 Area Uranium Plume Quality Assurance Project Plan  

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The purpose of the project is to conduct research at an Integrated Field-Scale Research Challenge Site in the Hanford Site 300 Area, CERCLA OU 300-FF-5 (Figure 1), to investigate multi-scale mass transfer processes associated with a subsurface uranium plume impacting both the vadose zone and groundwater. The project will investigate a series of science questions posed for research related to the effect of spatial heterogeneities, the importance of scale, coupled interactions between biogeochemical, hydrologic, and mass transfer processes, and measurements/approaches needed to characterize a mass-transfer dominated system. The research will be conducted by evaluating three (3) different hypotheses focused on multi-scale mass transfer processes in the vadose zone and groundwater, their influence on field-scale U(VI) biogeochemistry and transport, and their implications to natural systems and remediation. The project also includes goals to 1) provide relevant materials and field experimental opportunities for other ERSD researchers and 2) generate a lasting, accessible, and high-quality field experimental database that can be used by the scientific community for testing and validation of new conceptual and numerical models of subsurface reactive transport.

Fix, N. J.

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Clay Amounts on Morphology and Mechanical Performances in Multiscale PET Composites  

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This work presents an investigation of the properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate)/glass fibres/nanoclay multiscale composites. The aim is to demonstrate the effect of adding various clay amounts on the morphology and mechanical performance of multiscale PET composites. Multiscale composites were prepared by adding 0.5 1.0 3.0 and 5.0 wt% of Cloisite15A montmorillonite: Initially a masterbatch of pure PET blended with 10 wt% of Cloisite15A was obtained in a co?rotating twin screw extruder. The multiscale composites were then blended via mechanical mixing and injection moulded by adding the masterbatch to the glass fibre reinforced matrix. The morphological and mechanical characterizations of all compounds are discussed. X?ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that the characteristic (001) peak of the nanocomposite obtained by extrusion (masterbatch) shifted to the lower angle region stating an intercalated structure. However the subsequent injection moulding process changed the morphological structure of the multiscale nanocomposites reducing the basal distance mostly for small loadings of nanoclay. The addition of nanoclay to PET matrices increases the degree of crystallinity the clay platelets possibly playing the role of nucleating agent as revealed by DSC and FTIR. The time relaxation spectra broaden as seen by DMA as the ratio of clay/polymer interfaces increases. The yield stress of composites with 0.5 and 1 wt% of C15A content are enhanced. For more than 3% of nanoclay the yield stress decreases. The Youngs modulus is increased when adding C15 nanoclay. Indeed clay exfoliation was not attained but the intercalated particle dispersion improved the stiffness properties of PET/glass fibres/nanoclay composites.

C. N. Barbosa; F. Chabert; V. Nassiet; J. C. Viana; P. Pereira

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Database to Support a Multi-Scale Analysis of the Distribution of Westslope Cutthroat Trout  

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Development of a Database to Support a Multi-Scale Analysis of the Distribution of Westslope ....................................................................................................................................5 Database Development expression of life history, and no hybridization) comprise only 22% of this total (Thurow et al. 1997

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An optimal penalty method for a hyperbolic system modeling the edge plasma transport in a tokamak  

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Abstract The penalization method is used to take account of obstacles, such as the limiter, in a tokamak. Because of the magnetic confinement of the plasma in a tokamak, the transport occurs essentially in the direction parallel to the magnetic field lines. We study a 1D nonlinear hyperbolic system as a simplified model of the plasma transport in the area close to the wall. A penalization which cuts the flux term of the momentum is studied. We show numerically that this penalization creates a Dirac measure at the plasma-limiter interface which prevents us from defining the transport term in the usual distribution sense. Hence, a new penalty method is proposed for this hyperbolic system. For this penalty method, an asymptotic expansion and numerical tests give an optimal rate of convergence without spurious boundary layer. Another two-fields penalization has also been implemented and the numerical convergence analysis when the penalization parameter tends to 0 reveals the presence of a boundary layer.

Philippe Angot; Thomas Auphan; Olivier Gus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Algorithmic Approaches to Constitutively-Complex, Microstructured Fluids  

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We present a new multiscale model for complex uids based on three scales: microscopic, kinetic, and continuum. We choose the microscopic level as Kramers' bead-rod model for polymers, which we describe as a system of stochastic di#11;erential equations with an implicit constraint formulation. The associated Fokker-Planck equation is then derived, and adiabatic elimination removes the fast momentum coordinates. Approached in this way, the kinetic level reduces to a dispersive drift equation. The continuum level is modeled with a #12;nite volume Godunov-projection algorithm. We demonstrate computation of viscoelastic stress divergence using this multiscale approach.

Miller, Gregory H.; Forest, Gregory

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating impacts of natural and human-induced environmental changes on hydrological processes and flood hazards using a GIS-based hydrological/hydraulic model and remote sensing data  

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a GISbased hydrological and hydraulic modeling system, which incorporates state-of-the-art remote sensing data to simulate flood under various scenarios. The conceptual framework and technical issues of incorporating multi-scale remote sensing data...

Wang, Lei

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale science for science-based stockpile stewardship  

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The goal of this project has been to develop and apply the methods of multi scale science to the problems of fluid and material mixing due to instability and turbulence, and of materials characterization. Our specific focus has been on the SBSS (science-based stockpile stewardship) issue of assessing the performance of a weapons with off-design, aged, or remanufactured components in the absence of full-scale testing. Our products are physics models, based on microphysical principles and parameters, and suitable for implementation in the large scale design and assessment codes used in the nuclear weapons program.

Margolin, L.; Sharp, D.

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the method of effective potentials to a model for twinning in elastic materials  

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We extend the method of effective potentials to systems with next-nearest-neighbor interactions, and apply it to a one-dimensional discrete model for twins in elastic materials. The energy of the system is given by H = +(..gamma../2) (u/sub n//sub +1/-2u/sub n/+u/sub n-1/)/sup 2/ -cosu/sub n/, where the first two terms model the elastic strain-dependent energy which we take to be in the form of a double well in the strains and the third term gives its dependence on the discretized strain gradients. The periodic potential in the last term is introduced to allow for additional interactions with a background such as a parent phase, grain boundaries, or another array of twins. We obtain the phase diagram and show that it consists of various modulated commensurate as well as incommensurate ground-state configurations. We find continuous phonon-driven transitions between the homogeneous and any modulated phase, an incomplete devil's staircase in a narrow region close to the homogeneous phase and first-order soliton-driven transitions between commensurate phases. The first-order transition lines end at triple points where three commensurate phases coexist. In contrast to other nonconvex models we do not find here any superdegenerate points. We give general arguments which exclude the existence of such points in the present model. Preliminary results obtained by driving the system are discussed. These consist of various metastable configurations exhibiting strong hysteretic variation with the driving force.

Marianer, S.; Floria, L.M.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and visualizing borehole information on virtual globes using KML  

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Abstract Advances in virtual globes and Keyhole Markup Language (KML) are providing the Earth scientists with the universal platforms to manage, visualize, integrate and disseminate geospatial information. In order to use KML to represent and disseminate subsurface geological information on virtual globes, we present an automatic method for modeling and visualizing a large volume of borehole information. Based on a standard form of borehole database, the method first creates a variety of borehole models with different levels of detail (LODs), including point placemarks representing drilling locations, scatter dots representing contacts and tube models representing strata. Subsequently, the level-of-detail based (LOD-based) multi-scale representation is constructed to enhance the efficiency of visualizing large numbers of boreholes. Finally, the modeling result can be loaded into a virtual globe application for 3D visualization. An implementation program, termed Borehole2KML, is developed to automatically convert borehole data into KML documents. A case study of using Borehole2KML to create borehole models in Shanghai shows that the modeling method is applicable to visualize, integrate and disseminate borehole information on the Internet. The method we have developed has potential use in societal service of geological information.

Liang-feng Zhu; Xi-feng Wang; Bing Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model predictive control system and method for integrated gasification combined cycle power generation  

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Control system and method for controlling an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant are provided. The system may include a controller coupled to a dynamic model of the plant to process a prediction of plant performance and determine a control strategy for the IGCC plant over a time horizon subject to plant constraints. The control strategy may include control functionality to meet a tracking objective and control functionality to meet an optimization objective. The control strategy may be configured to prioritize the tracking objective over the optimization objective based on a coordinate transformation, such as an orthogonal or quasi-orthogonal projection. A plurality of plant control knobs may be set in accordance with the control strategy to generate a sequence of coordinated multivariable control inputs to meet the tracking objective and the optimization objective subject to the prioritization resulting from the coordinate transformation.

Kumar, Aditya; Shi, Ruijie; Kumar, Rajeeva; Dokucu, Mustafa

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and Evaluation of the Virtual Fields Method: Determining Constitutive Model Parameters From Full-Field Deformation Data.  

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The Virtual Fields Method (VFM) is an inverse method for constitutive model parameter identication that relies on full-eld experimental measurements of displacements. VFM is an alternative to standard approaches that require several experiments of simple geometries to calibrate a constitutive model. VFM is one of several techniques that use full-eld exper- imental data, including Finite Element Method Updating (FEMU) techniques, but VFM is computationally fast, not requiring iterative FEM analyses. This report describes the im- plementation and evaluation of VFM primarily for nite-deformation plasticity constitutive models. VFM was successfully implemented in MATLAB and evaluated using simulated FEM data that included representative experimental noise found in the Digital Image Cor- relation (DIC) optical technique that provides full-eld displacement measurements. VFM was able to identify constitutive model parameters for the BCJ plasticity model even in the presence of simulated DIC noise, demonstrating VFM as a viable alternative inverse method. Further research is required before VFM can be adopted as a standard method for constitu- tive model parameter identication, but this study is a foundation for ongoing research at Sandia for improving constitutive model calibration.

Kramer, Sharlotte Lorraine Bolyard; Scherzinger, William M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping socio-economic scenarios of land cover change: A GIS method to enable ecosystem service modelling  

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Mapping socio-economic scenarios of land cover change: A GIS method to enable ecosystem service Ecosystem services GIS Scenarios Spatial modelling Tanzania a b s t r a c t We present a GIS method to interpret qualitatively expressed socio-economic scenarios in quantitative map-based terms. (i) We built

Vermont, University of

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Modelling turbulence effects in wildland fire propagation by the randomized level-set method  

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Turbulence is of paramount importance in wildland fire propagation since it randomly transports the hot air mass that can pre-heat and then ignite the area ahead the fire. This contributes to give a random character to the firefront position together with other phenomena as for example fire spotting, vegetation distribution (patchiness), gaseous combustion fluctuation, small-scale terrain elevation changes. Here only turbulence is considered. The level-set method is used to numerically describe the evolution of the fireline contour that is assumed to have a random motion because of turbulence. The progression of the combustion process is then described by a level-set contour distributed according to a weight function given by the probability density function of the air particles in turbulent motion. From the comparison between the ordinary and the randomized level-set methods, it emerges that the proposed modelling approach turns out to be suitable to simulate a moving firefront fed by the ground fuel and dri...

Pagnini, Gianni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contributions to Meta-Modeling Tools and Methods ISBN 91-85299-41-3  

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framework. Thus, we have first designed a meta-model for the object-oriented declarative modeling language, Models, Meta-Models and Meta-Programs .........................2 1.1.2 Meta-Modeling and Meta......................................................................................16 1.2.1 Design and Application of Meta-Modeling M

Zhao, Yuxiao

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Tomoeye: A Matlab package for visualization of three-dimensional tomographic models  

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Tomoeye: A Matlab package for visualization of three-dimensional tomographic models A. Gorbatov models. Using a set of four Matlab programs, multiscale tomographic models can be explored in Cartesian. Sambridge (2004), Tomoeye: A Matlab package for visualization of three-dimensional tomographic models

Sambridge, Malcolm

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A Multi-Methods Approach to HRA and Human Performance Modeling: A Field Assessment  

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The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) is a research reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory is primarily designed and used to test materials to be used in other, larger-scale and prototype reactors. The reactor offers various specialized systems and allows certain experiments to be run at their own temperature and pressure. The ATR Canal temporarily stores completed experiments and used fuel. It also has facilities to conduct underwater operations such as experiment examination or removal. In reviewing the ATR safety basis, a number of concerns were identified involving the ATR canal. A brief study identified ergonomic issues involving the manual handling of fuel elements in the canal that may increase the probability of human error and possible unwanted acute physical outcomes to the operator. In response to this concern, that refined the previous HRA scoping analysis by determining the probability of the inadvertent exposure of a fuel element to the air during fuel movement and inspection was conducted. The HRA analysis employed the SPAR-H method and was supplemented by information gained from a detailed analysis of the fuel inspection and transfer tasks. This latter analysis included ergonomics, work cycles, task duration, and workload imposed by tool and workplace characteristics, personal protective clothing, and operational practices that have the potential to increase physical and mental workload. Part of this analysis consisted of NASA-TLX analyses, combined with operational sequence analysis, computational human performance analysis (CHPA), and 3D graphical modeling to determine task failures and precursors to such failures that have safety implications. Experience in applying multiple analysis techniques in support of HRA methods is discussed.

Jacques Hugo; David I Gertman

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

The use of least squares methods in functional optimization of energy use prediction models  

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The least squares method (LSM) is used to optimize the coefficients of a closed-form correlation that predicts the annual energy use of buildings based on key envelope design and thermal parameters. Specifically annual energy use is related to a number parameters like the overall heat transfer coefficients of the wall roof and glazing glazing percentage and building surface area. The building used as a case study is a previously energy-audited mosque in a suburb of Kuwait City Kuwait. Energy audit results are used to fine-tune the base case mosque model in the VisualDOE{trade mark serif} software. Subsequently 1625 different cases of mosques with varying parameters were developed and simulated in order to provide the training data sets for the LSM optimizer. Coefficients of the proposed correlation are then optimized using multivariate least squares analysis. The objective is to minimize the difference between the correlation-predicted results and the VisualDOE-simulation results. It was found that the resulting correlation is able to come up with coefficients for the proposed correlation that reduce the difference between the simulated and predicted results to about 0.81%. In terms of the effects of the various parameters the newly-defined weighted surface area parameter was found to have the greatest effect on the normalized annual energy use. Insulating the roofs and walls also had a major effect on the building energy use. The proposed correlation and methodology can be used during preliminary design stages to inexpensively assess the impacts of various design variables on the expected energy use. On the other hand the method can also be used by municipality officials and planners as a tool for recommending energy conservation measures and fine-tuning energy codes.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Data Assimilation Methods Using a Planetary Geostrophic Model  

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Assimilating hydrographic observations into a planetary geostrophic model is posed as a problem in control theory. The cost functional is the sum of weighted model and data residuals. Model errors are assumed to be spatially correlated, and ...

Edward D. Zaron

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test of a projection method from the interacting boson model-2 to the interacting boson model-1  

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Projection formulas from the interacting boson model-2 to the interacting boson model-1 are given for a rather general class of operators and numerical tests of these formulas were carried out with the corresponding codes. Agreement of energies and B(E2) values of the interacting boson model-2 calculations with those of the interacting boson model-1 calculations, where the interacting boson model-1 parameters are yielded with the projection formulas, to better than 0.1% was found for sufficiently large values of the Majorana parameter.

W. Frank; P. von Brentano; A. Gelberg; H. Harter

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An efficient parallel-computing method for modeling nonisothermal multiphase flow and multicomponent transport in porous  

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numerical model simulating flow of moisture in the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain, Nevada; the second

Elmroth, Erik

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Multiscale Methods for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Applications to Deformable Porous Media  

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12 3-Level Hierarchy of Macro-grids : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 81 13 Pressure 1 (triangle shading) and velocity w1 (vectors) plots for = 1=2, h = 1=12 for (a) x1 = 0; (b) x1 = 1; in the periodic reference con guration...-Structure Interaction problems. Theorem II.1. Let (v"; p") satisfy (2.2) in the slowly varying geometry F". Let (v0; v1) be as in (2.13a), (2.20) where (w; ) satisfy (2.14) and ( ; ) satisfy (2.18),(2.19). Let p0 be as in the Darcy velocity (cf. (2.17)). Then, we...

Brown, Donald

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive Simulation and Design of Materials by Quasicontinuum and Accelerated Dynamics Methods  

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This project developed the hyper-QC multiscale method to make possible the computation of previously inaccessible space and time scales for materials with thermally activated defects. The hyper-QC method combines the spatial coarse-graining feature of a finite temperature extension of the quasicontinuum (QC) method (aka hot-QC) with the accelerated dynamics feature of hyperdynamics. The hyper-QC method was developed, optimized, and tested from a rigorous mathematical foundation.

Luskin, Mitchell [University of Minnesota; James, Richard; Tadmor, Ellad

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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An iterative method for the construction of N-body galaxy models in collisionless equilibrium  

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......systems in this paper, and also assume mirror symmetry with respect to the z...Compared to alternative schemes like the Schwarzschild method, our approach eliminates restrictions...be considerably less restrictive than Schwarzschild's method because the requirement to......

Denis Yurin; Volker Springel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Method for Simulating Heat Recovery Systems Using AirModel in Implementations of the ASHRAE Simplified Energy Analysis Procedure  

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exchanger to verify the return air ratio. In this comparison, the recovered energy from the return air was equalized with the heat transfer of the heat exchanger model. An example of this methodology was used to simulate the HVAC system with a heat... to be measured for further investigation to verify the AirModel simulation. This method can be applied in Energy Plus and other simulation tools/software to simulate the building exhaust energy recovery. Acknowledgements The work of this paper...

Liu, C.; Zeig, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Wei, G.; Bruner, H.; Turner, W. D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Coping with uncertain dynamics in visual tracking : redundant state models and discrete search methods  

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A model of the world dynamics is a vital part of any tracking algorithm. The observed world can exhibit multiple complex dynamics at different spatio-temporal scales. Faithfully modeling all motion constraints in a ...

Taycher, Leonid

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Evaluation of an approximate method for incorporating floating docks in harbor wave prediction models  

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coastal domains. However, floating structures such as floating breakwaters and docks are often encountered in the modeling domain. This makes the problem locally 3- dimensional. Hence it is problematic to incorporate a floating structure into the 2-d model...

Tang, Zhaoxiang

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

The Projection Operator Method and the Ashtekar-Horowitz-Boulware Model  

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Motivated by the recent work of Louko and Molgado, we consider the Ashtekar-Horowitz-Boulware model using the projection operator formalism. This paper uses the techniques developed in a recent paper of Klauder and Little to overcome the potential difficulties of this particular model. We also extend the model by including a larger class of functions than previously considered and evaluate the classical limit of the model.

J. Scott Little

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Supersonic combustion studies using a multivariate quadrature based method for combustion modeling  

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of predictive models for supersonic combustion is a critical step in design and development of scramjet engines

Raman, Venkat

355

Recovering Multiscale Buried Anomalies in a Two-layered Medium  

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Oct 1, 2014 ... ?Faculty of Science, South University of Science and Technology of ... of these methods are certain imaging functionals, which are used to.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Fast Marching Method in Shale Gas Reservoir Model Calibration  

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) microseismic event; b) a DFN model; c) generated heterogeneous permeability field ............... 41 Fig.24 Genearted permeability field ................................................................................. 42 Fig.25 Visualization....28 Simulation results with initial eighty models (green) compared to reference model (red): a) in semi-log scale; b) in log-log scale ........................................... 45 Fig.29 The objective function versus generation number...

Yang, Changdong

2013-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

357

Business Rules Generation methods by Merging Model Driven Architecture and Web Semantics  

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by combining concepts coming from Model Driven Architecture and Semantic Web using the Ontology Definition . In another side, researches in Semantic Web, especially the use of ontologies, give many possibilities begins with the development of one or more requirement models called Computation Independent Model (CIM

Boyer, Edmond

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Multiscale Approach to the Simulation of Lignocellulosic Biomass...  

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large scale stochastic models will be developed and applied to important problems in bio-remediation, including the interactions of heavy metal complexes with proteins and their...

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Cohesive-zone-model formulation and implementation using the symmetric Galerkin boundary element method for homogeneous solids  

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A new symmetric boundary integral formulation for cohesive cracks growing in the interior of homogeneous linear elastic isotropic media with a known crack path is developed and implemented in a numerical code. A crack path can be known due to some symmetry ... Keywords: Arc-length method, Cohesive zone model, Crack growth, Fracture mechanics, Symmetric boundary integral equation

Luis Tvara; Vladislav Manti?; Alberto Salvadori; Leonard J. Gray; Federico Pars

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of the lattice Boltzmann method: Two-fluid model for binary mixtures Li-Shi Luo1,  

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, chemical processing, and combustor mixing and reaction, mass and momentum transport within multispecies back to lattice-gas automata 8­10 , the new LBE models are free of some well-known defects associated phenomena, the physics can be more naturally captured by the Boltzmann-equation based methods rather than

Luo, Li-Shi

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A turbulent MHD model for molecular clouds and a new method of accretion on to star-forming cores  

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A turbulent MHD model for molecular clouds and a new method of accretion on to star-forming cores D gravitationally unstable and collapse to form stars. Key words: accretion, accretion discs ­ MHD ­ stars on to a well- defined pre-main-sequence track on the HR diagram (Stahler, Shu & Taam 1980), and hence

Ward-Thompson, Derek

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Minimization of energy consumption in HVAC systems with data-driven models and an interior-point method  

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Minimization of energy consumption in HVAC systems with data-driven models and an interior online 13 June 2014 Keywords: HVAC Interior-point method Internal heat gain Multilayer perceptron-driven approach is applied to minimize energy consumption of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC

Kusiak, Andrew

363

Study of Multi-Scale Plant-Groundwater Interactions  

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and their implications at a range of scales. At the plant scale (~1 m^(2)), a physically-based model was developed to explore the hydraulic mechanisms of plant groundwater use. New functions of root water uptake and hydraulic redistribution (HR) in the model were driven...

Gou, Si

2014-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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On optimizing JacobiDavidson method for calculating eigenvalues in low dimensional structures using eight band k p model  

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The paper presents two ways of improving the JacobiDavidson method for calculating the eigenvalues and eigenvectors described by eight-band k p model for quantum dots and other low dimensional structures. First, the method is extended by the application of time reversal symmetry operator. This extension allows efficient calculations of the twofold degeneracy present in the multiband k p model and other interior eigenvalues. Second, the preconditioner for the indefinite matrix which comes from the discretization of the eight band k p Hamiltonian is presented. The construction of this preconditioner is based on physical considerations about energy band structure in the k p model. On the basis of two real examples, it is shown that the preconditioner can significantly shorten the time needed to calculate the interior eigenvalues, despite the fact that the memory usage of the preconditioner and Hamiltionian is comparable. Finally, some technical details for implementing the eight band k p Hamiltonian and the eigensolver are provided.

Andrzejewski, Janusz, E-mail: Janusz.Andrzejewski@pwr.wroc.pl

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SEISMIC AND ROCK PHYSICS DIAGNOSTICS OF MULTISCALE RESERVOIR TEXTURES  

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As part of our study on ''Relationships between seismic properties and rock microstructure'', we have (1) Studied relationships between velocity and permeability. (2) Used independent experimental methods to measure the elastic moduli of clay minerals as functions of pressure and saturation. (3) Applied different statistical methods for characterizing heterogeneity and textures from scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) images of shale microstructures. (4) Analyzed the directional dependence of velocity and attenuation in different reservoir rocks (5) Compared Vp measured under hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic stress conditions in sands. (6) Studied stratification as a source of intrinsic anisotropy in sediments using Vp and statistical methods for characterizing textures in sands.

Gary Mavko

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Tumor Tracking Method Based on a Deformable 4D CT Breathing Motion Model Driven by an External Surface Surrogate  

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Purpose: To develop a tumor tracking method based on a surrogate-driven motion model, which provides noninvasive dynamic localization of extracranial targets for the compensation of respiration-induced intrafraction motion in high-precision radiation therapy. Methods and Materials: The proposed approach is based on a patient-specific breathing motion model, derived a priori from 4-dimensional planning computed tomography (CT) images. Model parameters (respiratory baseline, amplitude, and phase) are retrieved and updated at each treatment fraction according to in-room radiography acquisition and optical surface imaging. The baseline parameter is adapted to the interfraction variations obtained from the daily cone beam (CB) CT scan. The respiratory amplitude and phase are extracted from an external breathing surrogate, estimated from the displacement of the patient thoracoabdominal surface, acquired with a noninvasive surface imaging device. The developed method was tested on a database of 7 lung cancer patients, including the synchronized information on internal and external respiratory motion during a CBCT scan. Results: About 30 seconds of simultaneous acquisition of CBCT and optical surface images were analyzed for each patient. The tumor trajectories identified in CBCT projections were used as reference and compared with the target trajectories estimated from surface displacement with the a priori motion model. The resulting absolute differences between the reference and estimated tumor motion along the 2 image dimensions ranged between 0.7 and 2.4 mm; the measured phase shifts did not exceed 7% of the breathing cycle length. Conclusions: We investigated a tumor tracking method that integrates breathing motion information provided by the 4-dimensional planning CT with surface imaging at the time of treatment, representing an alternative approach to point-based externalinternal correlation models. Although an in-room radiograph-based assessment of the reliability of the motion model is envisaged, the developed technique does not involve the estimation and continuous update of correlation parameters, thus requiring a less intense use of invasive imaging.

Fassi, Aurora, E-mail: aurora.fassi@mail.polimi.it [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Schaerer, Jol; Fernandes, Mathieu [CREATIS, CNRS UMR 5220, INSERM U1044, Universit Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne (France); Department of Radiotherapy, Centre Lon Brard, Lyon (France); Riboldi, Marco [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Bioengineering Unit, CNAO Foundation, Pavia (Italy); Sarrut, David [CREATIS, CNRS UMR 5220, INSERM U1044, Universit Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne (France); Department of Radiotherapy, Centre Lon Brard, Lyon (France); Baroni, Guido [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Bioengineering Unit, CNAO Foundation, Pavia (Italy)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

A Community Atmosphere Model with Superparameterized Clouds  

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In 1999, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientists Wojciech Grabowski and Piotr Smolarkiewicz created a "multiscale" atmospheric model in which the physical processes associated with clouds were represented by running a simple high-resolution model within each grid column of a lowresolution global model. In idealized experiments, they found that the multiscale model produced promising simulations of organized tropical convection, which other models had struggled to produce. Inspired by their results, Colorado State University (CSU) scientists Marat Khairoutdinov and David Randall created a multiscale version of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM). They removed the cloud parameterizations of the CAM, and replaced them with Khairoutdinov's high-resolution cloud model. They dubbed the embedded cloud model a "super-parameterization," and the modified CAM is now called the "SP-CAM." Over the next several years, many scientists, from many institutions, have explored the ability of the SP-CAM to simulate tropical weather systems, the day-night changes of precipitation, the Asian and African monsoons, and a number of other climate processes. Cristiana Stan of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Interactions found that the SP-CAM gives improved results when coupled to an ocean model, and follow-on studies have explored the SP-CAM's utility when used as the atmospheric component of the Community Earth System Model. Much of this research has been performed under the auspices of the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center for which the lead institution is CSU.

Randall, David; Branson, Mark; Wang, Minghuai; Ghan, Steven J.; Craig, Cheryl; Gettelman, A.; Edwards, Jim

2013-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

368

A multivariate quadrature based moment method for LES based modeling of supersonic combustion  

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function (PDF) approach is a powerful technique for large eddy simulation (LES) based modeling of scramjet and robust scramjet engine is critical for the1 realization of hypersonic flight. Availability of predictive computational models will provide2 a fast and efficient means for designing and optimizing scramjet engines

Raman, Venkat

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A generalized interval probability-based optimization method for training generalized hidden Markov model  

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Recently a generalized hidden Markov model (GHMM) was proposed for solving the information fusion problems under aleatory and epistemic uncertainties in engineering application. In GHMM, aleatory uncertainty is captured by the probability measure whereas ... Keywords: Generalized Baum-Welch algorithm, Generalized Jensen inequality, Generalized hidden Markov model, Generalized interval probability, State recognition

Fengyun Xie; Bo Wu; Youmin Hu; Yan Wang; Guangfei Jia; Yao Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of the Aging Viscoelastic Properties of Cement Paste Using Computational Methods  

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Results from the Dissolution-Formation Viscoelastic Program, the NISTIR ELAS3D Program and the Abaqus Program ............................................................................................................ 38 Figure 14 Comparison... with an existent aging viscoelastic model which has some limitations in predicting the behavior of cement paste. Overview of the three dimensional linear elastic model ELAS3D is also included in this chapter. Chapter 3 develops the dissolution...

Li, Xiaodan

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

371

CSMA: Context-Based, Service-Oriented Modeling and Analysis Method for Modern Enterprise Applications  

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Since the beginning of the Service-Oriented Architecture SOA paradigm, with its various implementation technologies such as Web services, the focus of industrial communities has been on providing tools that would allow seamless and flexible application ... Keywords: Adaptable Business Services, Model-Driven Architecture, Service engineers, Service-Oriented Architecture, Service-oriented Modeling and Analysis

Chirine Ghedira; Zakaria Maamar; Lucien Vincent; Khouloud Boukadi

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

A method for quantitative fault diagnosability analysis of stochastic linear descriptor models  

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Analyzing fault diagnosability performance for a given model, before developing a diagnosis algorithm, can be used to answer questions like ''How difficult is it to detect a fault f"i?'' or ''How difficult is it to isolate a fault f"i from a fault f"j?''. ... Keywords: Fault detection and isolation, Fault diagnosability analysis, Model-based diagnosis

Daniel Eriksson; Erik Frisk; Mattias Krysander

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

A multiscale framework for Bayesian inference in elliptic problems  

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The Bayesian approach to inference problems provides a systematic way of updating prior knowledge with data. A likelihood function involving a forward model of the problem is used to incorporate data into a posterior ...

Parno, Matthew David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Comparison of different capillary bridge models for application in the discrete element method  

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Weakly wetted granular material is the subject of many studies. Several formulations were proposed to calculate the capillary forces between wet particles. In this paper some of such models have been implemented in a DEM-framework, and simulation results were compared to experimental measurements. Also, the influence of capillary model type on macro parameters like local shear viscosity and cohesive parameters of sheared material have been investigated through the simulation of spherical beads using a DEM-model of a split-bottom shear-cell. It was concluded that the water content, simulated with the help of capillary bridge models, changes the macro-properties of the simulated granular material. Different capillary bridge models do not influence the macroscopic results visibly.

Anton Gladkyy; Ruediger Schwarze

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

375

Stochastic particle models and methods in risk analysis P. Del Moral (INRIA research team ALEA)  

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methods Ilustrations Security of offshore platforms in extreme see conditions Nuclear plant security efficiency, food risk analysis, bacterial propagations. System reliability : production chains, offshore, airport and flight collision risks. Nuclear plant security : radioactivity storage, nuclear tank cracks

Del Moral , Pierre

376

Modeling Aspects and Computational Methods for Some Recent Problems of Tomographic Imaging  

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In this dissertation, two recent problems from tomographic imaging are studied, and results from numerical simulations with synthetic data are presented. The first part deals with ultrasound modulated optical tomography, a method for imaging...

Allmaras, Moritz

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

377

Integrated biomechanical model of cells embedded in extracellular matrix  

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of cells, which in turn gives rise to the characteristic form for the organism. Morphogenesis is a multi-scale modeling problem that can be studied at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. Here, we study the problem of morphogenesis at the cellular...

Muddana, Hari Shankar

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

378

Modeling heat transfer in supercritical fluid using the lattice Boltzmann method  

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A lattice Boltzmann model has been developed to simulate heat transfer in supercritical fluids. A supercritical viscous fluid layer between two plates heated from the bottom has been studied. It is demonstrated that the model can be used to study heat transfer near the critical point where the so-called piston effect speeds up the transfer of heat and results in homogeneous heating in the bulk of the layer. We have also studied the onset of convection in a Rayleigh-Bnard configuration. It is shown that our model can well predict qualitatively the onset of convection near the critical point, where there is a crossover between the Rayleigh and Schwarzschild criteria.

Gbor Hzi and Attila Mrkus

2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

379

Modeling scatterers embedded in plane?layered media by a hybrid Haskell?Thompson and boundary integral equation method  

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A hybrid Haskell?Thompson and Boundary IntegralEquation (BIE) method is formulated which can model the acoustic and elastic response of scatterers embedded in plane?layered media. The scatterers can have an arbitrary smooth shape but must not intersect layer interfaces. The Green's function of the scatterer is computed by BIEs in the (x z w) domain and the Green's functions of the layers is computed by a Haskell?Thompson method in the (kx z w) domain. Their fields are coupled by the appropriate combination of FFTs and extrapolation operators and are finally summed up in a Born series. For notational convenience this hybrid method will be called a Generalized Born Series (GBS) method. Two advantages of the GBS method are (1) it is more efficient than finite elements or finite differences for small scatterers embedded in thickly layered media; and (2) no artificial side reflections are generated from the infinitely extended plane interfaces. The disadvantages are (1) the convergence rate of the GBS depends on the model and is unknown a priori; and (2) the computation time increases with the size of the scatterer. [Work supported by MIDAS a consortium of oil and geophysical companies.

Gerard T. Schuster; Lance Smith

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Modeling scatterers embedded in plane?layered media by a hybrid HaskellThomson and boundary integral equation method  

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A hybrid HaskellThomson and boundary integralequation (BIE) method is formulated which can model the acoustic or elastic response of scatterers embedded in plane?layered media. The scatterers can have an arbitrary smooth shape but must not intersect layer interfaces. The Greens function of the scatterer is computed by BIEs in the (x z ?) domain and the Greens function of the layers is computed by a HaskellThomson method in the (k x z ?) domain. Their fields are coupled by the appropriate combination of FFTs and extrapolation operators and are finally summed up in a Born series. For notational convenience this hybrid method will be called a generalized Born series (GBS) method. Two advantages of the GBS method are (1) it is more efficient than finite elements or finite differences for small scatterers embedded in thickly layered media and (2) no artificial side reflections are generated from the infinitely extended plane interfaces. The disadvantages are (1) the convergence rate of the GBS depends on the model and is unknown a p r i o r i and (2) the computation time increases with the size of the scatterer.

Gerard T. Schuster; Lance C. Smith

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

A hybrid HPC/cloud distributed infrastructure: Coupling EC2 cloud resources with HPC clusters to run large tightly coupled multiscale applications  

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Abstract In this paper, we report on the experimental results of running a large, tightly coupled, distributed multiscale computation over a hybrid High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures. We connected EC2 based cloud clusters located in USA to university clusters located in Switzerland. We ran a concurrent multiscale MPI based application on this infrastructure and measured the overhead induced by extending our HPC clusters with EC2 resources. Our results indicate that accommodating some parts of the multiscale computation on cloud resources can lead to low performance without a proper adjustment of \\{CPUs\\} power and workload. However, by enforcing a load-balancing strategy one can benefit from the extra Cloud resources.

Mohamed Ben Belgacem; Bastien Chopard

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

A New Method for History Matching and Forecasting Shale Gas/Oil Reservoir Production Performance with Dual and Triple Porosity Models  

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Different methods have been proposed for history matching production of shale gas/oil wells which are drilled horizontally and usually hydraulically fractured with multiple stages. These methods are simulation, analytical models, and empirical...

Samandarli, Orkhan

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

383

Model-Constrained Optimization Methods for Reduction of Parameterized Large-Scale Systems  

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Most model reduction techniques employ a projection framework that utilizes a reduced-space basis. The basis is usually formed as the span of a set of solutions of the large-scale system, which are computed for selected ...

Tan, Bui-Thanh

384

Model-constrained optimization methods for reduction of parameterized large-scale systems  

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Most model reduction techniques employ a projection framework that utilizes a reduced-space basis. The basis is usually formed as the span of a set of solutions of the large-scale system, which are computed for selected ...

Bui-Thanh, Tan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Counter-Based Power Modeling Methods: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up  

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......fundamental properties. The benefits of having a single model...IEEE/ACM Int. Conf. Grid Computing (GRID) 2010, Piscataway...Bellosa, F. (2000) The Benefits of Event: Driven Energy...info/. [39] SBSIF. SMART specification rev.1......

Ramon Bertran; Marc Gonzlez; Xavier Martorell; Nacho Navarro; Eduard Ayguad

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

REACTIVE FLOW IN VUGGY CARBONATES: METHODS AND MODELS APPLIED TO MATRIX ACIDIZING OF CARBONATES  

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Carbonates invariably have small (micron) to large (centimeter) scale heterogeneities in flow properties that may cause the effects of injected acids to differ greatly from what is predicted by a model based on a homogenous formation. To the best...

Izgec, Omer

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

387

Threshold estimation from the linear dose-response model: Method and radiation data  

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The linear dose-response model is considered a conservative, nonthreshold relationship. This is based on a confusion between the sufficient condition (that is, zero slope at zero dose) and the necessary condit...

David J. Schaeffer; Konanur G. Janardan; Harold W. Kerster

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

RELAP5/MOD3 code manual: Code structure, system models, and solution methods. Volume 1  

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The RELAP5 code has been developed for best estimate transient simulation of light water reactor coolant systems during postulated accidents. The code models the coupled behavior of the reactor coolant system and the core for loss-of-coolant accidents, and operational transients, such as anticipated transient without scram, loss of offsite power, loss of feedwater, and loss of flow. A generic modeling, approach is used that permits simulating a variety of thermal hydraulic systems. Control system and secondary system components are included to permit modeling of plant controls, turbines, condensers, and secondary feedwater systems. RELAP5/MOD3 code documentation is divided into seven volumes: Volume I provides modeling theory and associated numerical schemes.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Efficient ray tracing algorithms based on wavefront construction and model based interpolation method  

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wavefront construction mesh are proposed and tested for numerical properties and modeling capabilities. Traveltimes, amplitudes, and other parameters, which can be used for seismic imaging such as migrations and synthetic seismograms, are computed from...

Lee, Kyoung-Jin

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

390

Systems, methods and computer-readable media for modeling cell performance fade of rechargeable electrochemical devices  

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A system includes an electrochemical cell, monitoring hardware, and a computing system. The monitoring hardware periodically samples performance characteristics of the electrochemical cell. The computing system determines cell information from the performance characteristics of the electrochemical cell. The computing system also develops a mechanistic level model of the electrochemical cell to determine performance fade characteristics of the electrochemical cell and analyzing the mechanistic level model to estimate performance fade characteristics over aging of a similar electrochemical cell. The mechanistic level model uses first constant-current pulses applied to the electrochemical cell at a first aging period and at three or more current values bracketing a first exchange current density. The mechanistic level model also is based on second constant-current pulses applied to the electrochemical cell at a second aging period and at three or more current values bracketing the second exchange current density.

Gering, Kevin L

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

391

The numerical solution of a nickel-cadmium battery cell model using the method of lines  

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systems of ODE's, this scheme may be preferable. 3. Conduction in Two Connected Slabs with Different Thermal Conductivities The mathematical modeling of the Ni-Cd battery cell results in a multi-domain problem. Solution of multi domain PDE's using... systems of ODE's, this scheme may be preferable. 3. Conduction in Two Connected Slabs with Different Thermal Conductivities The mathematical modeling of the Ni-Cd battery cell results in a multi-domain problem. Solution of multi domain PDE's using...

Hailu, Teshome

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

Modeling Slag Penetration and Refractory Degradation Using the Finite Element Method  

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Refractory degradation due to slag penetration can significantly reduce the service life of gasifier refractory linings. This paper describes a modeling approach that was developed to predict refractory spalling as a function of operating temperature, coal feedstock and refractory type. The model simulates the coupled thermal, diffusion, and mechanical interactions of coal slag with refractory ceramics. The heat transfer and slag diffusion solutions are directly coupled through a temperature-dependent effective diffusivity for slag penetration. The effective diffusivity is defined from slag penetration tests conducted in our laboratories on specific coal slag and refractory combinations. Chemically-induced swelling of the refractory and the build-up of mechanical stresses are functions of the slag penetration. The model results are compared with analytical spalling models and validated by experimental data in order to develop an efficient refractory degradation model for implementation in a systems level gasifier model. The ultimate goal of our research is to provide a tool that will help optimize gasifier performance by balancing conversion efficiency with refractory life.

Johnson, Kenneth I.; Williford, Ralph E.; Matyas, Josef; Pilli, Siva Prasad; Sundaram, S. K.; Korolev, Vladimir N.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

SEISMIC AND ROCK PHYSICS DIAGNOSTICS OF MULTISCALE RESERVOIR TEXTURES  

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As part of our study on ''Relationships between seismic properties and rock microstructure'', we have studied (1) Methods for detection of stress-induced velocity anisotropy in sands. (2) We have initiated efforts for velocity upscaling to quantify long-wavelength and short-wavelength velocity behavior and the scale-dependent dispersion caused by sediment variability in different depositional environments.

Gary Mavko

2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

394

Natural Tracers and Multi-Scale Assessment of Caprock Sealing Behavior: A Case Study of the Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin  

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The assessment of caprocks for geologic CO{sub 2} storage is a multi-scale endeavor. Investigation of a regional caprock - the Kirtland Formation, San Juan Basin, USA - at the pore-network scale indicates high capillary sealing capacity and low permeabilities. Core and wellscale data, however, indicate a potential seal bypass system as evidenced by multiple mineralized fractures and methane gas saturations within the caprock. Our interpretation of {sup 4}He concentrations, measured at the top and bottom of the caprock, suggests low fluid fluxes through the caprock: (1) Of the total {sup 4}He produced in situ (i.e., at the locations of sampling) by uranium and thorium decay since deposition of the Kirtland Formation, a large portion still resides in the pore fluids. (2) Simple advection-only and advection-diffusion models, using the measured {sup 4}He concentrations, indicate low permeability ({approx}10-20 m{sup 2} or lower) for the thickness of the Kirtland Formation. These findings, however, do not guarantee the lack of a large-scale bypass system. The measured data, located near the boundary conditions of the models (i.e., the overlying and underlying aquifers), limit our testing of conceptual models and the sensitivity of model parameterization. Thus, we suggest approaches for future studies to better assess the presence or lack of a seal bypass system at this particular site and for other sites in general.

Jason Heath; Brian McPherson; Thomas Dewers

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Ref N: 0313, Geringer, Understanding the Dual mobility concept for total hip arthroplasty. Investigations on a multiscale analysis  

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. Investigations on a multiscale analysis-Highlighting the role of arthrofibrosis J. Geringera,* , B. Boyera,b , F Fauriel, F-42023 Saint-Etienne Cedex 02 Tel: +(33).4.77.42.66.88; geringer@emse.fr b Centre d) Abstract In hip implants, UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) liner wear is believed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

396

Geographic Information Sciences Vol. 6, No. 1. pp.6-19 2000 Multiscale Analysis of Landscape Heterogeneity  

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Geographic Information Sciences Vol. 6, No. 1. pp.6-19 2000 1 Multiscale Analysis of Landscape 89557, USA Abstract A major goal of landscape ecology is to understand the formation, dynamics, and maintenance of spatial heterogeneity. Spatial heterogeneity is the most fundamental characteristic of all

Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

397

MULTISCALE RESOURCE SELECTION OF RUFFED GROUSE IN THE BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING  

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MULTISCALE RESOURCE SELECTION OF RUFFED GROUSE IN THE BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST OF SOUTH DAKOTA) in the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF). Due to this status the U.S. Forest Service and the South Dakota and Parks, United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, South Dakota State University

398

A Multi-Scale Analysis Scheme on Abelian Groups with an Application to Operators Dual to Hill's Equation  

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We present an abstract multiscale analysis scheme for matrix functions $(H_{\\varepsilon}(m,n))_{m,n\\in \\mathfrak{T}}$, where $\\mathfrak{T}$ is an Abelian group equipped with a distance $|\\cdot|$. This is an extension of the scheme developed by Damanik and Goldstein for the special case $\\mathfrak{T} = \\mathbb{Z}^\

David Damanik; Michael Goldstein; Milivoje Lukic

2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

399

The $?$-term, CP$^{N-1}$ Model and the Inversion Approach in the Imaginary $?$ Method  

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The weak coupling region of CP$^{N-1}$ lattice field theory with the $\\theta$-term is investigated. Both the usual real theta method and the imaginary theta method are studied. The latter was first proposed by Bhanot and David. Azcoiti et al. proposed an inversion approach based on the imaginary theta method. The role of the inversion approach is investigated in this paper. A wide range of values of $h=-{\\rm Im} \\theta$ is studied, where $\\theta $ denotes the magnitude of the topological term. Step-like behavior in the $x$-$h$ relation (where $x=Q/V$, $Q$ is the topological charge, and $V$ is the two dimensional volume) is found in the weak coupling region. The physical meaning of the position of the step-like behavior is discussed. The inversion approach is applied to weak coupling regions.

Masahiro Imachi; Hitoshi Kambayashi; Yasuhiko Shinno; Hiroshi Yoneyama

2006-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

400

Data-Adaptive Wavelets and Multi-Scale Singular Spectrum Analysis  

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Using multi-scale ideas from wavelet analysis, we extend singular-spectrum analysis (SSA) to the study of nonstationary time series of length $N$ whose intermittency can give rise to the divergence of their variance. SSA relies on the construction of the lag-covariance matrix C on M lagged copies of the time series over a fixed window width W to detect the regular part of the variability in that window in terms of the minimal number of oscillatory components; here W = M Dt, with Dt the time step. The proposed multi-scale SSA is a local SSA analysis within a moving window of width M fractal or power-law behavior which mimic selected features of certain climatic and geophysical time series. A real application is to the Southern Oscillation index (SOI) monthly values for 1933-1996. Our methodology highlights an abrupt periodicity shift in the SOI near 1960. This abrupt shift between 4 and 3 years supports the Devil's staircase scenario for the El Nino/Southern Oscillation phenomenon.

P. Yiou; D. Sornette; M. Ghil

1998-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dakota uncertainty quantification methods applied to the NEK-5000 SAHEX model.  

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This report summarizes the results of a NEAMS project focused on the use of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis methods within the NEK-5000 and Dakota software framework for assessing failure probabilities as part of probabilistic risk assessment. NEK-5000 is a software tool under development at Argonne National Laboratory to perform computational fluid dynamics calculations for applications such as thermohydraulics of nuclear reactor cores. Dakota is a software tool developed at Sandia National Laboratories containing optimization, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification algorithms. The goal of this work is to demonstrate the use of uncertainty quantification methods in Dakota with NEK-5000.

Weirs, V. Gregory

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Selection of Polynomial Chaos Bases via Bayesian Model Uncertainty Methods with Applications to Sparse Approximation of PDEs with Stochastic Inputs  

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Generalized polynomial chaos (gPC) expansions allow the representation of the solution of a stochastic system as a series of polynomial terms. The number of gPC terms increases dramatically with the dimension of the random input variables. When the number of the gPC terms is larger than that of the available samples, a scenario that often occurs if the evaluations of the system are expensive, the evaluation of the gPC expansion can be inaccurate due to over-fitting. We propose a fully Bayesian approach that allows for global recovery of the stochastic solution, both in spacial and random domains, by coupling Bayesian model uncertainty and regularization regression methods. It allows the evaluation of the PC coefficients on a grid of spacial points via (1) Bayesian model average or (2) medial probability model, and their construction as functions on the spacial domain via spline interpolation. The former accounts the model uncertainty and provides Bayes-optimal predictions; while the latter, additionally, provides a sparse representation of the solution by evaluating the expansion on a subset of dominating gPC bases when represented as a gPC expansion. Moreover, the method quantifies the importance of the gPC bases through inclusion probabilities. We design an MCMC sampler that evaluates all the unknown quantities without the need of ad-hoc techniques. The proposed method is suitable for, but not restricted to, problems whose stochastic solution is sparse at the stochastic level with respect to the gPC bases while the deterministic solver involved is expensive. We demonstrate the good performance of the proposed method and make comparisons with others on 1D, 14D and 40D in random space elliptic stochastic partial differential equations.

Karagiannis, Georgios; Lin, Guang

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

403

Selection of polynomial chaos bases via Bayesian model uncertainty methods with applications to sparse approximation of PDEs with stochastic inputs  

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Generalized polynomial chaos (gPC) expansions allow us to represent the solution of a stochastic system using a series of polynomial chaos basis functions. The number of gPC terms increases dramatically as the dimension of the random input variables increases. When the number of the gPC terms is larger than that of the available samples, a scenario that often occurs when the corresponding deterministic solver is computationally expensive, evaluation of the gPC expansion can be inaccurate due to over-fitting. We propose a fully Bayesian approach that allows for global recovery of the stochastic solutions, in both spatial and random domains, by coupling Bayesian model uncertainty and regularization regression methods. It allows the evaluation of the PC coefficients on a grid of spatial points, via (1) the Bayesian model average (BMA) or (2) the median probability model, and their construction as spatial functions on the spatial domain via spline interpolation. The former accounts for the model uncertainty and provides Bayes-optimal predictions; while the latter provides a sparse representation of the stochastic solutions by evaluating the expansion on a subset of dominating gPC bases. Moreover, the proposed methods quantify the importance of the gPC bases in the probabilistic sense through inclusion probabilities. We design a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampler that evaluates all the unknown quantities without the need of ad-hoc techniques. The proposed methods are suitable for, but not restricted to, problems whose stochastic solutions are sparse in the stochastic space with respect to the gPC bases while the deterministic solver involved is expensive. We demonstrate the accuracy and performance of the proposed methods and make comparisons with other approaches on solving elliptic SPDEs with 1-, 14- and 40-random dimensions.

Karagiannis, Georgios, E-mail: georgios.karagiannis@pnnl.gov; Lin, Guang, E-mail: guang.lin@pnnl.gov

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

404

Modeling green fluorescent protein transcription, translation and modification as a method to obtain NF-kappaB activation profiles  

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Jayaraman Committee Members, Juergen Hahn Mike McShane Head of Department, N.K. Anand August 2007 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Modeling Green Fluorescent Protein Transcription, Translation and Modification as a Method... my profound thanks to my advisor, Dr. Arul Jayaraman, and my committee members, Dr. Juergen Hahn and Dr. Mike McShane, for their guidance and support throughout the course of this research. I would like to extend my gratitude to Jacky Huang who...

Laible, Allyson Marie

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

405

THIN LAYER MODELS FOR ELECTROMAGNETISM MARC DURUFLE, VICTOR PERON, AND CLAIR POIGNARD  

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THIN LAYER MODELS FOR ELECTROMAGNETISM MARC DURUFL´E, VICTOR P´ERON, AND CLAIR POIGNARD ABSTRACT of electromagnetic waves in domains with thin layer. These models appear as first order approximations of the electromagnetic field. They are obtained thanks to a multiscale expansion of the exact solution with respect

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

406

Improving Model-Based Gas Turbine Fault Diagnosis Using Multi-Operating Point Method  

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A comprehensive gas turbine fault diagnosis system has been designed using a full nonlinear simulator developed in Turbotec company for the V94.2 industrial gas turbine manufactured by Siemens AG. The methods used for detection and isolation of faulty ... Keywords: monitoring, fault diagnosis, extended Kalman filter, gas turbine, simulator

Amin Salar; Seyed Mehrdad Hosseini; Behnam Rezaei Zangmolk; Ali Khaki Sedigh

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

A multilevel surface modeling method and its application to range image registration  

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This paper proposes a new method for representing 3D shapes based on spatial approximation by spheres with discretized radii. The shape representation is composed of several levels of spherical expressions that characterize the spatial resolution of ... Keywords: 3D shape representation, ICP, registration

Kota Aoki; Yoshihiko Sakuraba; Hiroshi Nagahashi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Thermal Modeling, Analysis and Management in VLSI Circuits: Principles and Methods  

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is an active method that requires design overhead. With component packages becoming more compact and having have made thermal effects one of the most important concerns of VLSI designers. The increasing of the substrate and metal line temperatures on the reliability and performance of the devices and interconnections

Pedram, Massoud

409

Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive  

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According to the European Air Quality (AQ) Directive, member states must annually report their AQ to the European Commission (EC). This report can be based on modelling data if the concentration levels do not exceed the established lower assessment thresholds (LAT), or on combined data from modelling and monitoring systems (supplementary assessment methods) if concentrations levels are below the upper assessment threshold (UAT). This work presents and applies a methodology that combines air pollutant concentration values from monitored data and from a numerical modelling system to deliver AQ information for Portugal in 2010. This methodology produces improved information, especially for areas where the amount of fixed monitoring stations is sparse or non-existent, allowing obtaining a better and broader overview of the AQ in Portugal to support AQ reporting to the European Commission.

I. Ribeiro; A. Monteiro; A.P. Fernandes; A.C. Monteiro; M. Lopes; C. Borrego; A.I. Miranda

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Bayesian modelling of an absolute chronology for Egypt's 18th Dynasty by astrophysical and radiocarbon methods  

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1 Bayesian modelling of an absolute chronology for Egypt's 18th Dynasty by astrophysical Egyptology, the establishment of an absolute chronology for Ancient Egypt has been an ambition which has contained lists of the kings who reigned in Egypt. The Palermo Stone, the Abydos reliefs and the Turin Canon

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

411

Agent-based modeling: Methods and techniques for simulating human systems  

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...loopholes as possible, to prevent abuses by devious players. The model...transactions. Shopbots are Internet agents that automatically search...Corporation has simulated the Internet service provider (ISP) market...Bios and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (13) have applied ABM techniques...

Eric Bonabeau

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Operator-Split RungeKuttaRosenbrock Methods for Nonhydrostatic Atmospheric Models  

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- trasting this against a vertical discretization with a mini- mum near-surface grid spacing of about 100 m grid spacing leads to a stringent restriction on the time step to maintain numerical stability. Instead by the grid spacing and wave speed in the horizontal. The high-order finite-volume model is tested against

Ullrich, Paul

413

Nonlinear Model Based Coordinated Adaptive Robust Control of Electro-hydraulic Robotic Arms via Overparametrizing Method  

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Nonlinear Model Based Coordinated Adaptive Robust Control of Electro-hydraulic Robotic Arms via by electrical motors, hydraulic robot arms have a richer nonlinear dynam- ics and stronger couplings among uncertainties only. Simulation and experimental results on a three degree-of-freedom (DOF) hydraulic robot arm

Yao, Bin

414

Knowledge acquisition method from domain text based on theme logic model and artificial neural network  

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In order to acquire knowledge from domain text such as failure analysis text of aviation product, a framework is proposed to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of knowledge acquisition. In this framework, sentence templates are defined to extract the ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Domain text, Failure analysis report, Knowledge acquisition, Theme logic model

Jun Wang; Yunpeng Wu; Xuening Liu; Xiaoying Gao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Discreteelement modelling: methods and applications in the environmental sciences  

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...tectonic information from the inversion of seismic signals (Hazzard et al. 2002). A productive...the flocking or schooling of birds and fish are well-known examples. Models of this...of an entire flock of birds or school of fish. Here the results may depend on the existence...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Modeling Methods and Artifacts for Crossing the Data/Document Divide  

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by structural transformation or by business processes. The emerging discipline of Document Engineering proposes deployment of a document-centric application or service involve many interrelated activities, most of which involve models of documents and the processes that use them. The first step is usually a requirements

Glushko, Robert J.

417

Modelling elastic-wave propagation in inhomogeneous anisotropic media by the pseudo-spectral method  

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......hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs, we...the shear-wave energy coupling in three...modelling technique for cost, while wave propagation...result of wave-energy coupling from both...hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs in the...from anisotropic energy coupling, as well......

Min Lou; J. A. Rial

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Cluster models of light nuclei and the method of hyperspherical harmonics: Successes and challenges  

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Hyperspherical-harmonics method to investigate the lightest nuclei having three-cluster structure is discussed together with recent experiments. Properties of bound states and methods to explore three-body continuum are presented. The challenges created by large neutron excess and halo phenomena are highlighted. Astrophysical aspects of the {sup 7}Li + n {yields} {sup 8}Li + {gamma} reaction and the solar-boron-neutrinos problem are analyzed. Three-cluster structure of highly excited states in {sup 8}Be is shown to be responsible for extreme isospin mixing. Progress in studies of {sup 6}He- and {sup 11}Li-induced inclusive and exclusive nuclear reactions is demonstrated, providing information on the nature of continuum structures of Borromean nuclei.

Danilin, B. V.; Shul'gina, N. B. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation); Ershov, S. N., E-mail: ershov@theor.jinr.r [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Vaagen, J. S. [University of Bergen, Institute of Physics and Technology (Norway)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Mesoscale Convective Vortices in Multiscale, Idealized Simulations: Dependence on Background State, Interdependency with Moist Baroclinic Cyclones, and Comparison with BAMEX Observations  

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A set of multiscale, nested, idealized numerical simulations of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) and mesoscale convective vortices (MCVs) was conducted. The purpose of these simulations was to investigate the dependence of MCV development and ...

Robert J. Conzemius; Michael T. Montgomery

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Systems, methods and computer-readable media to model kinetic performance of rechargeable electrochemical devices  

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A system includes an electrochemical cell, monitoring hardware, and a computing system. The monitoring hardware samples performance characteristics of the electrochemical cell. The computing system determines cell information from the performance characteristics. The computing system also analyzes the cell information of the electrochemical cell with a Butler-Volmer (BV) expression modified to determine exchange current density of the electrochemical cell by including kinetic performance information related to pulse-time dependence, electrode surface availability, or a combination thereof. A set of sigmoid-based expressions may be included with the modified-BV expression to determine kinetic performance as a function of pulse time. The determined exchange current density may be used with the modified-BV expression, with or without the sigmoid expressions, to analyze other characteristics of the electrochemical cell. Model parameters can be defined in terms of cell aging, making the overall kinetics model amenable to predictive estimates of cell kinetic performance along the aging timeline.

Gering, Kevin L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Economics definitions, methods, models, and analysis procedures for Homeland Security applications.  

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This report gives an overview of the types of economic methodologies and models used by Sandia economists in their consequence analysis work for the National Infrastructure Simulation&Analysis Center and other DHS programs. It describes the three primary resolutions at which analysis is conducted (microeconomic, mesoeconomic, and macroeconomic), the tools used at these three levels (from data analysis to internally developed and publicly available tools), and how they are used individually and in concert with each other and other infrastructure tools.

Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Loose, Verne William; Vargas, Vanessa N.; Smith, Braeton J.; Warren, Drake E.; Downes, Paula Sue; Eidson, Eric D.; Mackey, Greg Edward

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Paradigm shift in urban energy systems through distributed generation: Methods and models  

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The path towards energy sustainability is commonly referred to the incremental adoption of available technologies, practices and policies that may help to decrease the environmental impact of energy sector, while providing an adequate standard of energy services. The evaluation of trade-offs among technologies, practices and policies for the mitigation of environmental problems related to energy resources depletion requires a deep knowledge of the local and global effects of the proposed solutions. While attempting to calculate such effects for a large complex system like a city, an advanced multidisciplinary approach is needed to overcome difficulties in modeling correctly real phenomena while maintaining computational transparency, reliability, interoperability and efficiency across different levels of analysis. Further, a methodology that rationally integrates different computational models and techniques is necessary to enable collaborative research in the field of optimization of energy efficiency strategies and integration of renewable energy systems in urban areas. For these reasons, a selection of currently available models for distributed generation planning and design is presented and analyzed in the perspective of gathering their capabilities in an optimization framework to support a paradigm shift in urban energy systems. This framework embodies the main concepts of a local energy management system and adopts a multicriteria perspective to determine optimal solutions for providing energy services through distributed generation.

Massimiliano Manfren; Paola Caputo; Gaia Costa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

An execution time and energy model for an energy-aware execution of a conjugate gradient method with CPU/GPU collaboration  

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The parallel preconditioned conjugate gradient method (CGM) is used in many applications of scientific computing and often has a critical impact on their performance and energy consumption. This article investigates the energy-aware execution of the ... Keywords: Conjugate gradient method, Energy awareness, Energy model, Execution time model, GPU, RAPL

Jens Lang, Gudula Rnger

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Analysis of the differences in energy simulation results between building information modeling (BIM)-based simulation method and the detailed simulation method  

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based simulation models have been used to automate lengthy building energy modeling processes and it enable fast acquisition of results. Recent improvements of simulation programs have continued to the increase in ...

Seongchan Kim; Jeong-Han Woo

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Seismic and Rockphysics Diagnostics of Multiscale Reservoir Textures  

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This final technical report summarizes the results of the work done in this project. The main objective was to quantify rock microstructures and their effects in terms of elastic impedances in order to quantify the seismic signatures of microstructures. Acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic measurements were used to quantify microstructures and their effects on elastic impedances in sands and shales. The project led to the development of technologies for quantitatively interpreting rock microstructure images, understanding the effects of sorting, compaction and stratification in sediments, and linking elastic data with geologic models to estimate reservoir properties. For the public, ultimately, better technologies for reservoir characterization translates to better reservoir development, reduced risks, and hence reduced energy costs.

Gary Mavko

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Virtual dynamic balancing method without trial weights for multi-rotor series shafting based on finite element model analysis  

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The traditional influence coefficient dynamic balancing method for multi-rotor series shafting such as turbine-generator sets gas turbines compressor trains and others usually needs to startup many times using trial weights along the rotor. Based on finite element model analysis for the multi-rotor series shafting a virtual dynamic balancing methodology which only needs to collect data of vibration response at operating speed without trial weights is developed in this paper. According to shafting structure and operating parameters the dynamic finite element model was built by using rotor dynamics theory and finite element simulation technology. The shafting dynamic characteristics and weighted influence coefficient matrix can be gotten by exciting virtual unbalance force on the balance place correspondingly. The effectiveness and flexibility of the proposed method have been illustrated by solving a shafting dynamic balancing example with no trial weights requirements. It is believed that the new methods developed in this work will help in reducing the time and cost of the equipment manufacturer or field dynamic balancing procedures.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

A conservative adaptive wavelet method for the shallow water equations on the sphere  

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We introduce an innovative wavelet-based approach to dynamically adjust the local grid resolution to maintain a uniform specified error tolerance. Extending the work of Dubos and Kevlahan (2013), a wavelet multi-scale approximation is used to make dynamically adaptive the TRiSK model (Ringler et al. 2010) for the rotating shallow water equations on the sphere. This paper focuses on the challenges encountered when extending the adaptive wavelet method to the sphere and ensuring an efficient parallel implementation using MPI. The wavelet method is implemented in Fortran95 with an emphasis on computational efficiency and scales well up to O(10^2) processors for load-unbalanced scenarios and up to at least O(10^3) processors for load-balanced scenarios. The method is verified using standard smooth test cases (Williamson et al. 1992) and a nonlinear test case proposed by (Galewsky te al. 2004). The dynamical grid adaption provides compression ratios of up to 50 times in a challenging homogenous turbulence test cas...

Aechtner, Matthias; Dubos, Thomas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Monte Carlo Modeling of Photon Interrogation Methods for Characterization of Special Nuclear Material  

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This work illustrates a methodology based on photon interrogation and coincidence counting for determining the characteristics of fissile material. The feasibility of the proposed methods was demonstrated using a Monte Carlo code system to simulate the full statistics of the neutron and photon field generated by the photon interrogation of fissile and non-fissile materials. Time correlation functions between detectors were simulated for photon beam-on and photon beam-off operation. In the latter case, the correlation signal is obtained via delayed neutrons from photofission, which induce further fission chains in the nuclear material. An analysis methodology was demonstrated based on features selected from the simulated correlation functions and on the use of artificial neural networks. We show that the methodology can reliably differentiate between highly enriched uranium and plutonium. Furthermore, the mass of the material can be determined with a relative error of about 12%. Keywords: MCNP, MCNP-PoliMi, Artificial neural network, Correlation measurement, Photofission

Pozzi, Sara A [ORNL; Downar, Thomas J [ORNL; Padovani, Enrico [Nuclear Engineering Department Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy; Clarke, Shaun D [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Eco-design model of a railway: A method for comparing the energy consumption of two project variants  

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Abstract In accordance with the environmental concerns that national policies still address throughout the world, railways have been extensively studied to provide quantified indicators for assessing construction/operations practices. It is essential to take energy consumption, into account since energy can be measured worldwide, in addition to constituting a global environmental load that is time-limited as regards resource availability and known as a discriminating criterion in comparing transport infrastructure. This article introduces an innovative, generic and systemic method dedicated to determining the energy consumption of a railway line during the pre-project phase by taking into account the complete life cycle of the rail infrastructure, including construction, maintenance and operations. The method developed (called ?PEAM ?) focuses on assessing project variants during the design stage and therefore integrates both the geometric longitudinal constraints of the line and the thicknesses/volumes over the entire itinerary as design parameters for input into the various construction scenarios. PEAM combines methodologies stemming from life cycle assessment with a consumption model derived from physical modeling. The models associated with this method are then applied to study the energy consumption of a new high-speed line located in France that also has major implications for the European connections currently under investigation as well. Two project variants are compared in terms of total energy for a 50-year service life and a given characteristic rail traffic, including passenger and freight flows. Results obtained reveal a 30% difference between the two variants, which prior to applying PEAM were considered to be relatively similar.

R. Bosquet; A. Jullien; P-O. Vandanjon; M. Dauvergne; F. Sanchez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

COBRA-SFS (Spent Fuel Storage): A thermal-hydraulic analysis computer code: Volume 1, Mathematical models and solution method  

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COBRA-SFS (Spent Fuel Storage) is a general thermal-hydraulic analysis computer code used to predict temperatures and velocities in a wide variety of systems. The code was refined and specialized for spent fuel storage system analyses for the US Department of Energy's Commercial Spent Fuel Management Program. The finite-volume equations governing mass, momentum, and energy conservation are written for an incompressible, single-phase fluid. The flow equations model a wide range of conditions including natural circulation. The energy equations include the effects of solid and fluid conduction, natural convection, and thermal radiation. The COBRA-SFS code is structured to perform both steady-state and transient calculations: however, the transient capability has not yet been validated. This volume describes the finite-volume equations and the method used to solve these equations. It is directed toward the user who is interested in gaining a more complete understanding of these methods.

Rector, D.R.; Wheeler, C.L.; Lombardo, N.J.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A Study of Scientometric Methods to Identify Emerging Technologies via Modeling of Milestones  

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This work examines a scientometric model that tracks the emergence of an identified technology from initial discovery (via original scientific and conference literature), through critical discoveries (via original scientific, conference literature and patents), transitioning through Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and ultimately on to commercial application. During the period of innovation and technology transfer, the impact of scholarly works, patents and on-line web news sources are identified. As trends develop, currency of citations, collaboration indicators, and on-line news patterns are identified. The combinations of four distinct and separate searchable on-line networked sources (i.e., scholarly publications and citation, patents, news archives, and online mapping networks) are assembled to become one collective network (a dataset for analysis of relations). This established network becomes the basis from which to quickly analyze the temporal flow of activity (searchable events) for the example subject domain we investigated.

Abercrombie, Robert K [ORNL; Udoeyop, Akaninyene W [ORNL; Schlicher, Bob G [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Development of a new technology product evaluation model for assessing commercialization opportunities using Delphi method and fuzzy AHP approach  

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Abstract As the number of new products developed by new technologies has increased, the importance of the commercialization of new technology products has become crucial to manufactures in the successful delivery of valuable new products and services. This study classified success factors for commercialization of new products and analyzed which factors should be primarily considered. Based on the literature review and Delphi method, we identified four decision areas and further prioritized the sixteen factors under a hierarchy model structured by fuzzy AHP (analytic hierarchy process) approach. The FAHP is conducted by 111 R&D and business experts working at the worlds major players in machinery industry; using the priorities of success factors derived by FAHP, we devise an example of commercialization assessment model. The paper drives the assessment initiatives of the new product development in manufactures and provides them with practical implications about the commercialization of new technology product.

Jaemin Cho; Jaeho Lee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Model-Independent Method of Determining Energy Scale and Muon Number in Cosmic Ray Surface Detectors  

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Surface detector arrays are designed to measure the spectrum and composition of high-energy cosmic rays by detecting the secondary particle flux of the Extensive Air Showers (EAS) induced by the primary cosmic rays. Electromagnetic particles and muons constitute the dominant contribution to the ground detector signals. In this paper, we show that the ground signal deposit of an EAS can be described in terms of only very few parameters: the primary energy E, the zenith angle theta, the distance of the shower maximum X_max to the ground, and a muon flux normalization N_mu. This set of physical parameters is sufficient to predict the average particle fluxes at ground level to around 10% accuracy. We show that this is valid for hadronic air showers, using the two standard hadronic interaction models used in cosmic ray physics, QGSJetII and Sibyll, and for primaries from protons to iron. Based on this model, a new approach to calibrating the energy scale of ground array experiments is developed, which factors out the model dependence inherent in such calibrations up to now. Additionally, the method yields a measurement of the average number of muons in EAS. The measured distribution of N_mu of cosmic ray air showers can then be analysed, in conjunction with measurements of X_max from fluorescence detectors, to put constraints on the cosmic ray composition and hadronic interaction models.

Fabian Schmidt; Maximo Ave; Lorenzo Cazon; Aaron Chou

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

434

Physics-based multiscale coupling for full core nuclear reactor simulation  

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Abstract Numerical simulation of nuclear reactors is a key technology in the quest for improvements in efficiency, safety, and reliability of both existing and future reactor designs. Historically, simulation of an entire reactor was accomplished by linking together multiple existing codes that each simulated a subset of the relevant multiphysics phenomena. Recent advances in the MOOSE (Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment) framework have enabled a new approach: multiple domain-specific applications, all built on the same software framework, are efficiently linked to create a cohesive application. This is accomplished with a flexible coupling capability that allows for a variety of different data exchanges to occur simultaneously on high performance parallel computational hardware. Examples based on the KAIST-3A benchmark core, as well as a simplified Westinghouse AP-1000 configuration, demonstrate the power of this new framework for tacklingin a coupled, multiscale mannercrucial reactor phenomena such as CRUD-induced power shift and fuel shuffle.

Derek R. Gaston; Cody J. Permann; John W. Peterson; Andrew E. Slaughter; David Andr; Yaqi Wang; Michael P. Short; Danielle M. Perez; Michael R. Tonks; Javier Ortensi; Ling Zou; Richard C. Martineau

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Multi-scale approach to invasion percolation of rock fracture networks  

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A multi-scale scheme for the invasion percolation of rock fracture networks with heterogeneous fracture aperture fields is proposed. Inside fractures, fluid transport is calculated on the finest scale and found to be localized in channels as a consequence of the aperture field. The channel network is characterized and reduced to a vectorized artificial channel network (ACN). Different realizations of ACNs are used to systematically calculate efficient apertures for fluid transport inside differently sized fractures as well as fracture intersection and entry properties. Typical situations in fracture networks are parameterized by fracture inclination, flow path length along the fracture and intersection lengths in the entrance and outlet zones of fractures. Using these scaling relations obtained from the finer scales, we simulate the invasion process of immiscible fluids into saturated discrete fracture networks, which were studied in previous works.

Ali N. Ebrahimi; Falk K. Wittel; Nuno A. M. Arajo; Hans J. Herrmann

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

436

Multiscale quantum-defect theory and its application to atomic spectrum  

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We present a multiscale quantum-defect theory based on the first analytic solution for a two-scale long range potential consisting of a Coulomb potential and a polarization potential. In its application to atomic structure, the theory extends the systematic understanding of atomic Rydberg states, as afforded by the standard single-scale quantum-defect theory, to a much greater range of energies to include the first few excited states and even the ground state. Such a level of understanding has important implications not only on atomic structure, but also on the electronic structure of molecules and on atomic and molecular interactions and reactions. We demonstrate the theory by showing that it provides an analytic description of the energy variations of the standard Coulomb quantum defects for alkali-metal atoms.

Fu, Haixiang; Tey, Meng Khoon; You, Li; Gao, Bo

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Multi-scale thermalhydraulic analyses performed in Nuresim and Nurisp projects  

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The NURESIM and NURISP successive projects of the 6. and 7. European Framework Programs joined the efforts of 21 partners for developing and validating a reference multi-physics and multi-scale platform for reactor simulation. The platform includes system codes, component codes, and also CFD or CMFD simulation tools. Fine scale CFD simulations are useful for a better understanding of physical processes, for the prediction of small scale geometrical effects and for solving problems that require a fine space and/or time resolution. Many important safety issues usually treated at the system scale may now benefit from investigations at a CFD scale. The Pressurized Thermal Shock is investigated using several simulation scales including Direct Numerical Simulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Very Large Eddy Simulation and RANS approaches. At the end a coupling of system code and CFD is applied. Condensation Induced Water-Hammer was also investigated at both CFD and 1-D scale. Boiling flow in a reactor core up to Departure from Nucleate Boiling or Dry-Out is investigated at scales much smaller than the classical subchannel analysis codes. DNS was used to investigate very local processes whereas CFD in both RANS and LES was used to simulate bubbly flow and Euler-Lagrange simulations were used for annular mist flow investigations. Loss of Coolant Accidents are usually treated by system codes. Some related issues are now revisited at the CFD scale. In each case the progress of the analysis is summarized and the benefit of the multi-scale approach is shown. (authors)

Bestion, D. [CEA-Grenoble, DEN-DANS-DM2S, Grenoble, (France); Lucas, D. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, (Germany); Anglart, H. [KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, (Sweden); Niceno, B. [Paul Scherrer Institute, Villingen, (Switzerland); Vyskocil, L. [Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc, Rez, (Czech Republic)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Carbon monoxide in the solar atmosphere I. Numerical method and two-dimensional models  

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The radiation hydrodynamic code CO5BOLD has been supplemented with the time-dependent treatment of chemical reaction networks. Advection of particle densities due to the hydrodynamic flow field is also included. The radiative transfer is treated frequency-independently, i.e. grey, so far. The upgraded code has been applied to two-dimensional simulations of carbon monoxide (CO) in the non-magnetic solar photosphere and low chromosphere. For this purpose a reaction network has been constructed, taking into account the reactions which are most important for the formation and dissociation of CO under the physical conditions of the solar atmosphere. The network has been strongly reduced to 27 reactions, involving the chemical species H, H2, C, O, CO, CH, OH, and a representative metal. The resulting CO number density is highest in the cool regions of the reversed granulation pattern at mid-photospheric heights and decreases strongly above. There, the CO abundance stays close to a value of 8.3 on the usual logarithmic abundance scale with [H]=12 but is reduced in hot shock waves which are a ubiquitous phenomenon of the model atmosphere. For comparison, the corresponding equilibrium densities have been calculated, based on the reaction network but also under assumption of instantaneous chemical equilibrium by applying the Rybicki & Hummer (RH) code by Uitenbroek (2001). Owing to the short chemical timescales, the assumption holds for a large fraction of the atmosphere, in particular the photosphere. In contrast, the CO number density deviates strongly from the corresponding equilibrium value in the vicinity of chromospheric shock waves. Simulations with altered reaction network clearly show that the formation channel via hydroxide (OH) is the most important one under the conditions of the solar atmosphere.

S. Wedemeyer-Boehm; I. Kamp; J. Bruls; B. Freytag

2005-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

439

A Multiscale Model for Coupled Heat Conduction and Deformations of Viscoelastic Composites  

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much appreciated. I am very thankful to all my friends who guided and supported me throughout my doctoral program. I am thankful to Pradeep, Kim, Abid, Ammar, Sohaib, Tariq, Ali, Salman and all others who supported and provided me constant...

Khan, Kamran Ahmed

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

440

Multiscale modelling of insulin secretion during an intravenous glucose tolerance test  

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...secretion during an intravenous glucose tolerance test Morten Gram Pedersen Claudio Cobelli e-mail...of diabetes. The intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) is a widely used clinical test to assess beta-cell function. The analysis...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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

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...imposed by the laws of physics and root cell and...stress/strain-rate relationships) that...water fluxes are not rate-limiting (i.e...requiring them to pass radially through concentric...revealed that, as cells pass through the elongation...revealed that the growth rates appear to reflect...

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

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

442

Multi-scale Modeling Consortium -Working Group 5 Minutes of the WG activities in December 2006  

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-scale simulations among volunteers' computers. Projects such as Folding@Home, Rosetta@Home, and Predictor

Taufer, Michela

443

Multi-scale process and supply chain modelling: from lignocellulosic feedstock to process and products  

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...process net profit pyrolysis for corn stover net profit = F(transportation...pressure) enzymatic hydrolysis for energy crops net profit = F(transportation...hybrid process for a mixture of corn stover, energy crops and forest residue net profit...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

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

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...high-quality images, and so high-quality segmentation and geometry, can be obtained...imaging (a destructive process), similar quality segmentation was recently achieved for...able to relate genotype to phenotype and engineer crop traits. Integrating Sensitivity...

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

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

445

Multiscale modeling of surfactant phase behavior in the remediation of DNAPL contamination.  

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??The brine barrier remediation technique (BBRT) has been proposed as a novel Brine barrier remediation techniques (BBRT) that use surfactants have been proposed for remediating (more)

Fan, Xiangyu.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Expectation-maximization algorithms for image processing using multiscale models and  

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theory, with applications to laser radar range profiling and segmentation Andy Tsai Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 E-mail: atsai@mit.edu Jun Zhang Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Willsky, Alan S.

447

Clinically driven design of multi-scale cancer models: the ContraCancrum project paradigm  

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...The image processing software DrEye integrates imaging...toxicological data provide safety limits beyond which...inhibition 50 (GI50) or radiation 50 per cent lethal dose...into a single piece of software, several integrated...three-dimensional volumetric software: comparison of squamous...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Multi-scale process and supply chain modelling: from lignocellulosic feedstock to process and products  

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...immediately after designing an infrastructure network and considers a fixed infrastructure over a certain time period...classifications of supply chain. infrastructure network design supply...temperature and pressure) hybrid process for a mixture...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Evaluating the Role of Mercury Chemistry Community Multiscale Air Quality Model  

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Chemical Species Results 54 Ozone 54 Nitrogen Dioxide 55 Sulfur Dioxide 56 A.2 Mercury Wet Deposition 59 A, and with ambient observations for ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) at two sites

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

450

Simulated diurnal rainfall physics in a multi-scale global climate model with embedded explicit convection  

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Review, 131 (5), 830844. Marchand, R. and T. Ackerman,M. , T. Ackerman, R. Marchand, and M. Khairoutdinov, 2006:process. Adapted from Marchand et al. (2009b) Figure

Pritchard, Michael Stephen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Multiscale modeling of a red blood cell and its fluid- structure interaction  

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proteins, in malaria and sickle cell disease, the mechanicalsymptoms, and anemia. The sickle cell disease is a bloodRBC diseases, the sickle cell disease and the malaria (

Peng, Zhangli

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Fission Product Transport in Triso-Coated Particle Fuels: Multi-Scale Modeling and Experiment  

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The goal of this project is to determine diffusion rates of Ag through SiC and test the hypothesis that diffusion along grain boundaries is responsible for the integral release rates seen in experiments.

Szlufarska, Izabela; Morgan, Dane; Allen, Todd

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

453

Development of multiscale models for the performance of the gas and oil seals in rotary engines  

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Rotary engines offer higher power density, fewer parts and lower vibrations than conventional reciprocating piston engines. However, rotary engines are more difficult to seal because of the rotor shape which leads to higher ...

Picard, Mathieu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Assessment of Multi-Scale T/H Codes and Models for DNB CP  

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L3.AMA.CP.P8.01 vi CASL-U-2014-0032-000 FIGURES Figure 2-1: Simplified Diagram of Test Capsule Used in RIA Pulse Experiments...4 Figure 2-2: Locations...

455

Multi-scale modelling of III-nitrides: from dislocations to the electronic structure  

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or public lighting nowadays use GaN-based LEDs. Significant effort is being invested in development of efficient and reliable LEDs which emit comfort- able white light, as there is a huge market potential for replacing bulbs and fluorescent tubes currently... of wurtzite forms of the III-nitrides. The range of the visible spectrum is shown on the wavelength axis. GaN and its alloys with aluminium or indium are in their stable form, wurtzite direct band gap semicon- ductors that have become the most important since...

Holec, David

456

Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing  

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XXXXX Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software:2013 Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software:evaluating the building-level baseline modeling capabilities

Price, Phillip N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Modal Bin Hybrid Model: A Surface Area Consistent, Triple Moment Sectional Method for Use in Process-oriented Modeling of Atmospheric Aerosols  

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A triple moment sectional method, Modal Bin Hybrid Model (MBHM), has been developed. In addition to number and mass (volume), surface area is predicted (and preserved), which is important for gas-to-particle mass transfer and light extinction cross section. The performance of MBHM was evaluated against double moment sectional (DMS) methods with various size resolutions up to BIN256 (BINx: x is number of sections over three orders of magnitude in size, ?logD = 3/x) for simulating evolution of particles under simultaneously occurring nucleation, condensation and coagulation processes. Because MBHM gives a physically consistent form of the intra-sectional distributions, errors and biases of MBHM at BIN4-8 resolution were almost equivalent to those of DMS at BIN16-32 resolution for various important variables such as the moments Mk (k: 0, 2, 3), dMk/dt, and the number and volume of particles larger than a certain diameter. Another important feature of MBHM is that only a single bin is adequate to simulate full aerosol dynamics for particles whose size distribution can be approximated by a single lognormal mode. This flexibility is useful for process-oriented (multi category and/or mixing state) modeling: primary aerosols whose size parameters would not differ substantially in time and space can be expressed by a single or a small number of modes, whereas secondary aerosols whose size changes drastically from one to several hundred nanometers can be expressed by a number of modes. Added dimensions can be applied to MBHM to represent mixing state or photo-chemical age for aerosol mixing state studies.

Kajino, Mizuo; Easter, Richard C.; Ghan, Steven J.

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A model combining spectrum standardization and dominant factor based partial least square method for carbon analysis in coal by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy  

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Successful quantitative measurement of carbon content in coal using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is suffered from relatively low precision and accuracy. In the present work, the spectrum standardization method was combined with the dominant factor based partial least square (PLS) method to improve the measurement accuracy of carbon content in coal by LIBS. The combination model employed the spectrum standardization method to convert the carbon line intensity into standard state for more accurately calculating the dominant carbon concentration, and then applied PLS with full spectrum information to correct the residual errors. The combination model was applied to the measurement of carbon content for 24 bituminous coal samples. The results demonstrated that the combination model could further improve the measurement accuracy compared with both our previously established spectrum standardization model and dominant factor based PLS model using spectral area normalized intensity for the dominant fa...

Li, Xiongwei; Fu, Yangting; Li, Zheng; Ni, Weidou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Distribution Transformer Thermal Life Models to Electrified Vehicle Charging Loads Using Monte-Carlo Method: Preprint  

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Application of Distribution Application of Distribution Transformer Thermal Life Models to Electrified Vehicle Charging Loads Using Monte-Carlo Method Preprint Michael Kuss, Tony Markel, and William Kramer Presented at the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition Shenzhen, China November 5 - 9, 2010 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5400-48827 January 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

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Characterizing fractured rock for fluid-flow, geomechanical, and paleostress modeling: Methods and preliminary results from Yucca Mountain, Nevada  

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Fractures have been characterized for fluid-flow, geomechanical, and paleostress modeling at three localities in the vicinity of drill hole USW G-4 at Yucca Mountain in southwestern Nevada. A method for fracture characterization is introduced that integrates mapping fracture-trace networks and quantifying eight fracture parameters: trace length, orientation, connectivity, aperture, roughness, shear offset, trace-length density, and mineralization. A complex network of fractures was exposed on three 214- to 260-m 2 pavements cleared of debris in the upper lithophysal unit of the Tiva Canyon Member of the Miocene Paint-brush Tuff. The pavements are two-dimensional sections through the three-dimensional network of strata-bound fractures. All fractures with trace lengths greater than 0.2 m were mapped and studied.

Barton, C.C.; Larsen, E.; Page, W.R.; Howard, T.M.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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All-Speed Methods and Long-Duration Time Integration for Incorporation into the 7-Equation Two-Phase Model  

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The numerical simulation of multiphase flows in Light Water (Nuclear) Reactors, LWRs, for normal, accident, and off-normal operation, and for operational optimization must cover a huge disparity of transient time durations, from milliseconds to years. In addition, our recent work has shown that the application of classical Riemann approaches, which pervade modern computational fluid dynamics (CFD), suffer numerical accuracy degradation, especially for compressible liquid flows. In this setting, all-speed or Mach uniform methods are need which can be accurately and efficiently integrated over a very large range of time scales. Thus we need a multi-time-scale integration approach to compliment our previously documented multi-spatial-scale approach to multiphase flow modeling [1]. This report briefly summarizes our efforts in these areas.

R. A. Berry; S. Y. Kadioglu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Investigation of Volume of Fluids (VOF) Method and System Models for Design of Microfluidic Ink Delivery Apparatus for Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN)  

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Investigation of Volume of Fluids (VOF) Method and System Models for Design of Microfluidic Ink and manufacture of commercial microfluidic systems called "InkwellsTM". In this study VOF method was used sequence of flow in the different parts of the microfluidic network. Keywords: lab-on-chip, micro

Banerjee, Debjyoti

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Jordan Boyd-Graber, David M. Blei, and Xiaojin Zhu. A Topic Model for Word Sense Disambiguation. Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2007.  

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Jordan Boyd-Graber, David M. Blei, and Xiaojin Zhu. A Topic Model for Word Sense Disambiguation. Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 2007. @inproceedings{Boyd-Graber:Blei:Zhu-2007, Author = {Jordan Boyd-Graber and David M. Blei and Xiaojin Zhu}, Booktitle = {Empirical Methods in Natural Language

Boyd-Graber, Jordan

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Hypocenter relocation using a fast grid search method and a 3-D seismic velocity model for the Sumatra region  

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Determination of earthquake hypocenter in Indonesia conducted by the Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (MCGA) has still used a 1-D seismic velocity model. In this research, we have applied a Fast Grid Search (FGM) method and a 3-D velocity model resulting from tomographic imaging to relocate earthquakes in the Sumatran region. The data were taken from the MCGA data catalog from 2009 to 2011 comprising of subduction zone and on land fault earthquakes with magnitude greater than 4 Mw. Our preliminary results show some significant changes in the depths of the relocated earthquakes which are in general deeper than the depths of hypocenters from the MCGA data catalog. The residual times resulting from the relocation process are smaller than those prior to the relocation. Encouraged by these results, we will continue to conduct hypocenter relocation for all events from the MCGA data catalog periodically in order to produce a new data catalog with good quality. We hope that the new data catalog will be useful for further studies.

Nugroho, Hendro [Study Program of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia and Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency, Jl. Angkasa 1 No. 2, Kemayoran, Jakar (Indonesia)] [Study Program of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia and Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency, Jl. Angkasa 1 No. 2, Kemayoran, Jakar (Indonesia); Widiyantoro, Sri [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)] [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Nugraha, Andri Dian [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technologyc Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)] [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technologyc Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2013-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Full-wave Model for Wave Propagation and Dissipation in the Inner Magnetosphere Using the Finite Element Method  

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A wide variety of plasma waves play an important role in the energization and loss of particles in the inner magnetosphere. Our ability to understand and model wave-particle interactions in this region requires improved knowledge of the spatial distribution and properties of these waves as well as improved understanding of how the waves depend on changes in solar wind forcing and/or geomagnetic activity. To this end, we have developed a two-dimensional, finite element code that solves the full wave equations in global magnetospheric geometry. The code describes three-dimensional wave structure including mode conversion when ULF, EMIC, and whistler waves are launched in a two-dimensional axisymmetric background plasma with general magnetic field topology. We illustrate the capabilities of the code by examining the role of plasmaspheric plumes on magnetosonic wave propagation; mode conversion at the ion-ion and Alfven resonances resulting from external, solar wind compressions; and wave structure and mode conversion of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves launched in the equatorial magnetosphere, which propagate along the magnetic field lines toward the ionosphere. We also discuss advantages of the finite element method for resolving resonant structures, and how the model may be adapted to include nonlocal kinetic effects.

Ernest Valeo, Jay R. Johnson, Eun-Hwa and Cynthia Phillips

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Embedded Model Predictive Control on a PLC Using a Primal-Dual First-Order Method for a Subsea Separation Process  

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Embedded Model Predictive Control on a PLC Using a Primal-Dual First-Order Method for a Subsea. Eikrem3 Abstract-- The results of a PLC implementation of embedded Model Predictive Control (MPC to underline its potential. The embedded MPC was implemented on the ABB AC500 PLC, and its performance

Johansen, Tor Arne

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Modeling Creep-Fatigue-Environment Interactions in Steam Turbine Rotor Materials for Advanced Ultra-supercritical Coal Power Plants  

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The goal of this project is to model creep-fatigue-environment interactions in steam turbine rotor materials for advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) coal power Alloy 282 plants, to develop and demonstrate computational algorithms for alloy property predictions, and to determine and model key mechanisms that contribute to the damages caused by creep-fatigue-environment interactions. The nickel based Alloy 282 is selected for this project because it is one of the leading candidate materials for the high temperature/pressure section of an A-USC steam turbine. The methods developed in the project are expected to be applicable to other metal alloys in similar steam/oxidation environments. The major developments are: ? failure mechanism and microstructural characterization ? atomistic and first principles modeling of crack tip oxygen embrittlement ? modeling of gamma prime microstructures and mesoscale microstructure-defect interactions ? microstructure and damage-based creep prediction ? multi-scale crack growth modeling considering oxidation, viscoplasticity and fatigue The technology developed in this project is expected to enable more accurate prediction of long service life of advanced alloys for A-USC power plants, and provide faster and more effective materials design, development, and implementation than current state-of-the-art computational and experimental methods. This document is a final technical report for the project, covering efforts conducted from January 2011 to January 2014.

Shen, Chen

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactive mercury in the troposphere: Model formation and results for Florida, the northeastern United States, and the Atlantic Ocean  

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. Divalent reactive gaseous mercury (RGM) in the atmo- sphere is water-soluble and is efficiently removed is the Community Multiscale Air Quality model (CMAQ) with modifications to include an integrated solution for gas and mercury. Divalent reactive gaseous mercury (RGM) is formed slowly through gas phase reactions and removed

Sillman, Sanford

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Co-training of context models for real-time vehicle detection Alexander R.T. Gepperth1,1  

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Co-training of context models for real-time vehicle detection Alexander R.T. Gepperth1,1 ENSTA the feasibility of our approach in a very challenging vehicle detection scenario comprising multiple weather-time detection system effectively composed of two trainable components: an exhaustive multiscale object detector

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) Annual Technical Symposium 2010 Three-dimensional Modeling of Microscale Plasma Actuators  

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holds a numerical advantage over these models in the treatment of high density plasma, where of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) using the finite element based multiscale ionized gas (MIG) flow code to validate these predictions. At such small scales non-equilibrium interactions become important. Therefore

Roy, Subrata

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Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Models, Saariselk, Finland, 9 -14 June  

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must the FSPM and pathogen models exchange? Can we identify processes that are common to most foliar at different scales: the Multiscale Tree Graph (MTG: Godin and Caraglio, 1998) is used to circulate variables between pathogen ­ FSPM ­ climate through a central data structure representing the canopy (i.e. MTG

Boyer, Edmond

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Auto-correlated behavior of WTI crude oil volatilities: A multiscale perspective  

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In this paper, we investigate the long-range auto-correlated behavior of WTI crude oil volatility series employing multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis. Our findings show that the for small time scales, the auto-correlations of volatilities were multifractal while for large time scales, the auto-correlations were nearly monofractal. Based on multiscale analysis, we also investigate the dynamics of auto-correlations for different intervals of time scales and find that several shocks could make significant effects on the auto-correlated behaviors for small time scales. Analyzing the dynamics of multifractality degrees of auto-correlations for small time scales, we find that the stronger auto-correlations were always related to the lower degrees of multifractality. At last, we have discussions on the determination factors of price behavior, the predictive implications of scaling behavior in volatilities for oil markets and the reasons why long-range auto-correlations of volatility were always strong for both small time scales and large time scales. Our results are very important theoretically and practically.

Yudong Wang; Yu Wei; Chongfeng Wu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-scale Mechanical Characterization of Highly Swollen Photo-activated Collagen Hydrogels  

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Biological hydrogels have been increasingly sought after as e.g. wound dressings or scaffolds for regenerative medicine, due to their inherent biofunctionality in biological environments. Especially in moist wound healing, the ideal material should absorb large amounts of wound exudate whilst remaining mechanically competent in-situ. Despite their large hydration, however, current biological hydrogels still leave much to be desired in terms of mechanical properties in physiological conditions. To address this challenge, a multi-scale approach is presented for the synthetic design of cyto-compatible collagen hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties (from nano- up to the macro-scale), uniquely high swelling ratios and retained (>70%) triple-helical features. Type I collagen was covalently functionalized with three different monomers, i.e. 4 vinylbenzyl chloride, glycidyl methacrylate and methacrylic anhydride, respectively. Backbone rigidity, hydrogen-bonding capability and degree of functionalization (F: 16±12 &ndash 91±7 mol.-%) of introduced moieties governed the structure-property relationships in resulting collagen networks, so that the swelling ratio (SR: 707±51 &ndash 1996±182 wt.-%), bulk compressive modulus (Ec: 30±7 &ndash 168±40 kPa) and Atomic Force Microscopy elastic modulus (EAFM: 16±2 &ndash 387±66 kPa) were readily adjusted. In light of their remarkably high swelling and mechanical properties, these tunable collagen hydrogels may be further exploited for the design of advanced dressings for chronic wound care.

Giuseppe Tronci; Colin A. Grant; Neil H. Thomson; Stephen J. Russell; David J. Wood

2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Establish the multi-source data fusion model of the shape of blast furnace burden surface based on co-universal kriging estimation method  

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This paper presents a multi-source data fusion model method which could improve the blast furnace (BF) burden surface model accuracy. First, the three sections of straight line are used to describe the cross section of BF burden surface, and apply the motion law of the furnace burden to constrain the specific parameters of the three sections of straight line. Secondly, a multi-source data fusion method based on co-universal kriging estimation method is proposed. The temperature and height data are combined to build the unbiased estimation for the burden surface shape. Finally, an example of surface shape model using our proposed method in a 2500 m BF of a steel plant is discussed. The application shows that, contrasted with the traditional model, the model accuracy has arisen by 8%, and the resolution of surface shape has arisen by 0.32. The novel method can provide necessary guidance for energy saving and emission reduction in operation of the BF.

Liangliang Miao; Xianzhong Chen; Shilong Zhao; Zhenlong Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3-D seismic modelling of general material anisotropy in the presence of the free surface by a Chebyshev spectral method  

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......modelling in general anisotropic media is presented...the qSV and SH waves. Anisotropic free-surface modelling...wavefronts of Green River shale after 375 ms propagation...in the Green River shale model with 45" inclined...qSH-guided SH wave. Anisotropic free-surface modelling......

Ekkehart Tessmer

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Advanced Methods for Incorporating Solar Energy Technologies into Electric Sector Capacity-Expansion Models: Literature Review and Analysis  

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Because solar power is a rapidly growing component of the electricity system, robust representations of solar technologies should be included in capacity-expansion models. This is a challenge because modeling the electricity system--and, in particular, modeling solar integration within that system--is a complex endeavor. This report highlights the major challenges of incorporating solar technologies into capacity-expansion models and shows examples of how specific models address those challenges. These challenges include modeling non-dispatchable technologies, determining which solar technologies to model, choosing a spatial resolution, incorporating a solar resource assessment, and accounting for solar generation variability and uncertainty.

Sullivan, P.; Eurek, K.; Margolis, R.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated quantitative hazard analysis method for natural gas jet release from underground gas storage caverns in salt rock. I: Models and validation  

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It is very important and necessary to perform quantitative hazard analysis for possible accidental leakage from an underground gas storage cavern in salt rock. An integrated quantitative hazard analysis method for natural gas jet release from salt caverns is presented in this paper, which was constituted by a revised model for gas leakage rate calculation, a consequence analysis and a model of probability assessment for harm. The presented method was validated by comparing the analytical results with the data collected from the real accidents (including the leakage, jet fire, fireball and vapor cloud explosion). It is indicated that the proposed method was more accurate than the TNT equivalence method for vapor cloud explosion and gave more reasonable results when applied to the consequence analysis for the thermal radiation from jet fire and fireball.

Shigang Yang; Qin Fang; Yadong Zhang; Hao Wu; Linjian Ma

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assimilation of surface data in a one-dimensional physical-biogeochemical model of the surface ocean: 1. Method and preliminary results  

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This paper describes a method to estimate parameters of complex ocean carbon cycle models and to estimate carbon fluxes other than primary production from satellite data. A one-dimensional vertical model, which couples the physics of the ocean mixed layer and biogeochemical processes, was used to simulate the carbon cycle. Variational assimilation was applied to globally adjust the model solution. Consistent results were found for the grazing rate, the phytoplankton mortality rate, and the minimum concentration of zooplankton in winter. Some carbon fluxes appeared to be robustly constrained; however, primary production is apparently underestimated. The study results suggest that a simplified biological model would adequately the seasonal evolution of surface chlorophyll concentration, and would be more adapted to transform satellite data into carbon fluxes. Analysis of model behavior during assimilation experiments also provided information for other possible simplifications of the trophic model. 49 refs., 17 figs., 5 tabs.

Prunet, P.; Minster, J.F. [Laboratoire CNES-CNRS, Toulouse (France)] [Laboratoire CNES-CNRS, Toulouse (France); Ruiz-Pino, D. [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)] [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic thermal performance model for flat-plate solar collectors based on the thermal inertia correction of the steady-state test method  

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Abstract In determining the dynamic thermal performance of a flat-plate solar collector, when the instantaneous solar irradiance changes sharply at one moment, most of the existing models cannot accurately predict the momentary thermal characteristics of outlet temperature and useful heat gain. In the present study, an analytical model in the form of series expansion is put forward to depict the momentary thermal characteristics of flat-plate solar collectors. The analytical model reveals that, instantaneous useful heat gain of a solar collector at one moment consists of the steady-state useful heat gain and corresponding thermal inertia correction. The model is then validated by the experimental data. It indicates that the analytical model can properly predict the dynamic thermal performance of the solar air collector. Besides, the model pertains to other types of solar thermal collectors, if they can be tested by the steady-state test method.

Jie Deng; Yupeng Xu; Xudong Yang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the Kerman-Klein Method to the Solution of a Spherical Shell Model for a Deformed Rare-Earth Nucleus  

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Put forward more than three decades ago as an alternative to conventional shell-model calculations, the Kerman-Klein method has proved feasible previously only when applied to unrealistically small configuration spaces or when phenomenological simplifications have been superposed. Starting from a spherical shell-model Hamiltonian, we describe a fully microscopic calculation, free of the above limitations, of the properties of the ground-state band of a typical deformed rare-earth nucleus, 158Gd.

Pavlos Protopapas and Abraham Klein

1997-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale simulation of polymer nano-composites (PNC) using molecular dynamics (MD) and generalized interpolation material point method (GIMP).  

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??Recent mechanical characterization experiments with pultruded E-Glass / polypropylene (PP) and compression molded E-Glass/Nylon-6 composite samples with 3-4 weight% nanoclay and baseline polymer (polymer without (more)

Nair, Abilash Rajendran

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large scale nuclear sensor monitoring and diagnostics by means of an ensemble of regression models based on Evolving Clustering Methods  

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, Enrico Ziob a Institute for Energy Technology, Halden, Norway b Polytechnic of Milan, Milan, Italy is very large and cannot be handled effectively by a single reconstruction model. This paper tackles this issue by resorting to an ensemble of reconstruction models in which each model handles a small group

Boyer, Edmond

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Estimation of Local Energy Norms of Modeling Error in Multi-Scale Modeling of Linearly Elastic Heterogeneous Solids  

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interpret the solution of the boundary value problem in terms 26 of the quantity of interest equivalently as a constraint minimization problem. Find u ? V such that Q(u) = inf v?M Q(v) where M = {v ? V : F (q)?B(v,q) = 0, ?q ? V } (4.2) The solution... of this constraint minimization problem is then governed by the mini- mizer/saddle point (u,p) of the following Lagrangian L(v,q) = Q(v) + F (q)?B(v,q) (4.3) Hence, it is necessary to find the roots of the variation of (4.3), i.e. find (u,p) such that ?L((u,p), (v...

Carter, Jason Aaron

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTISCALE ATOMISTIC SIMULATION OF METAL-OXYGEN SURFACE INTERACTIONS: METHODOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION, AND CORRELATION WITH EXPERIMENT - FINAL REPORT  

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Our long-term vision is for a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of a critical gas-surface reaction, nano-oxidation???????¢???????????????? from the adsorption of oxygen atoms on the metal surface to the coalescence of the bulk oxide???????¢????????????????via coordinated multi-scale theoretical and in situ experimental efforts. Reaching this goal necessitates close collaborations between theorists and experimentalists, and the development and utilization of unique and substantial theoretical and experimental tools. Achievement of this goal will be a major breakthrough in dynamic surface/interface reactions that will dramatically impact several scientific fields. Many of these are of interest to DOE, such as thin films and nanostructures that use oxidation for processing, heteroepitaxy, oxidation and corrosion, environmental stability of nano-devices, catalysis, fuel cells and sensors. The purpose of this specific DOE program was the support for the theoretical effort. Our focus for the first round of funding has been the development of a Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) code to simulate the complexities of oxygen interactions with a metal surface. Our primary deliverable is a user-friendly, general and quite versatile KMC program, called Thin Film Oxidation (TFOx). TFOx-2D presently simulates the general behavior of irreversible 2-dimensional nucleation and growth of epitaxial islands on a square or rectangular lattice. The TFOx model explicitly considers a very large range of elementary steps, including deposition, adsorption, dissociation of gas molecules (such as O2), surface diffusion, aggregation, desorption and substrate-mediated indirect interactions between static adatoms. This capability allows for the description of the numerous physical processes involved in nucleation and growth. The large number of possible input parameters used in this program provides a rich environment for the simulation of epitaxial growth or oxidation of thin films. As a first demonstration of the power of TFOx-2D, the input parameters were systematically altered to observe how various physical processes impact morphologies. It was noted that potential gradients, developed to simulate medium-range substrate mediated interactions such as strain, and the probability of an adatom attaching to an island, have the largest effect on island morphologies. Nanorods, and round, square and dendritic shapes have all been observed (see section 2E) which correlate well with experimental observations of the wide range of oxide morphologies produced during in situ oxidation of Cu thin films. The people involved in the development and utilization of TFOx included a post-doc, Dr. Rich McAfee, and a graduate student, Ms. Xuetian Han. Both joined this program in August 2002. Dr. McAfee has been at Brashear Co., in Pittsburgh, PA since June 2004. To allow TFOx to be accessible to the rest of the scientific community, a web-site describing TFOx has been developed: www.tfox.org. No unexpended funds are expected at the completion of the current funding cycle. For in-depth development of the theoretical effort, the Principle Investigator (PI) proposed in the initial grant to collaborate with Dr. Maria Bartelt at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). A graduate student, Dr. Guangwen Zhou, was supported within this DOE program for several months, where he was to collaborate with Dr. Bartelt. Unfortunately, Dr. Bartelt became very ill during this time and passed away in 2003. The focus of Dr. Zhou???????¢????????????????s thesis work (completed in December, 2003) was the wide

PI: Yang, Judith C., Mechanical Eng. & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh; Co-PI: McGaughey, Alan, Mechanical Eng., Carnegie Mellon University; Sinnott, Susan and Phillpot, Simon, Materials Science & Eng., University of Florida

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied study of method to presume decision class by variable precision rough sets model: a case study of how to decide the design concept of a digital camera  

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It has been shown from case studies that the method of presuming the decision class is important for extracting the features of a product design. The method we used is the variable precision rough set model proposed by Ziarko, which can deal with the contradiction between data. Applying the idea of a contradiction between data to the contradiction of the evaluations between many subjects, we propose a new approach of presuming the decision class by the variable precision rough set model. In addition, we propose a technique, called the decision class synthesis method, to clarify the design concept of a product. We verified the validity of this proposed technique through the case study of a digital camera.

Akira Sekiguchi; Katsuo Inoue; Tomoko Kashima

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Simultaneous multi-band detection of Low Surface Brightness galaxies with Markovian modelling  

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We present an algorithm for the detection of Low Surface Brightness (LSB) galaxies in images, called MARSIAA (MARkovian Software for Image Analysis in Astronomy), which is based on multi-scale Markovian modeling. MARSIAA can be applied simultaneously to different bands. It segments an image into a user-defined number of classes, according to their surface brightness and surroundings - typically, one or two classes contain the LSB structures. We have developed an algorithm, called DetectLSB, which allows the efficient identification of LSB galaxies from among the candidate sources selected by MARSIAA. To assess the robustness of our method, the method was applied to a set of 18 B and I band images (covering 1.3 square degrees in total) of the Virgo cluster. To further assess the completeness of the results of our method, both MARSIAA, SExtractor, and DetectLSB were applied to search for (i) mock Virgo LSB galaxies inserted into a set of deep Next Generation Virgo Survey (NGVS) gri-band subimages and (ii) Virgo...

Vollmer, B; Petremand, M; Lavigne, F; Collet, Ch; van Driel, W; Bonnarel, F; Louys, M; Sabatini, S; MacArthur, L A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of collision-based two dimensional Monte Carlo method in a simulated microscale ground water model  

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While the use of Monte Carlo method has been prevalent in nuclear engineering, it has yet to fully blossom in the study of solute transport in porous media. By using an etched-glass micromodel, an attempt is made to apply Monte Carlo method...

Chung, Kiwhan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nonlocal Peridynamic Plasticity Model for the Dynamic Flow and Fracture of Concrete.  

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A nonlocal, ordinary peridynamic constitutive model is formulated to numerically simulate the pressure-dependent flow and fracture of heterogeneous, quasi-brittle ma- terials, such as concrete. Classical mechanics and traditional computational modeling methods do not accurately model the distributed fracture observed within this family of materials. The peridynamic horizon, or range of influence, provides a characteristic length to the continuum and limits localization of fracture. Scaling laws are derived to relate the parameters of peridynamic constitutive model to the parameters of the classical Drucker-Prager plasticity model. Thermodynamic analysis of associated and non-associated plastic flow is performed. An implicit integration algorithm is formu- lated to calculate the accumulated plastic bond extension and force state. The gov- erning equations are linearized and the simulation of the quasi-static compression of a cylinder is compared to the classical theory. A dissipation-based peridynamic bond failure criteria is implemented to model fracture and the splitting of a concrete cylinder is numerically simulated. Finally, calculation of the impact and spallation of a con- crete structure is performed to assess the suitability of the material and failure models for simulating concrete during dynamic loadings. The peridynamic model is found to accurately simulate the inelastic deformation and fracture behavior of concrete during compression, splitting, and dynamically induced spall. The work expands the types of materials that can be modeled using peridynamics. A multi-scale methodology for simulating concrete to be used in conjunction with the plasticity model is presented. The work was funded by LDRD 158806.

Vogler, Tracy; Lammi, Christopher James

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Size-velocity correlations in high order moment methods for polydisperse evaporating sprays: modelling and numerical issues  

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, such as internal combustion engine ([1, 2] and references therein), gas turbine [3] or rocket booster [4]. Those developed the Eulerian Multi-Size Moment model (EMSM) which tackles the modelling and the numerical aspects of the disperse phase. The full strategy is evaluated in 1D and 2D cases and shows the ability of the CSVM and its

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An automated vision-based method for rapid 3D energy performance modeling of existing buildings using thermal and digital imagery  

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Abstract Modeling the energy performance of existing buildings enables quick identification and reporting of potential areas for building retrofit. However, current modeling practices of using energy simulation tools do not model the energy performance of buildings at their element level. As a result, potential retrofit candidates caused by construction defects and degradations are not represented. Furthermore, due to manual modeling and calibration processes, their application is often time-consuming. Current application of 2D thermography for building diagnostics is also facing several challenges due to a large number of unordered and non-geo-tagged images. To address these limitations, this paper presents a new computer vision-based method for automated 3D energy performance modeling of existing buildings using thermal and digital imagery captured by a single thermal camera. First, using a new image-based 3D reconstruction pipeline which consists of Graphic Processing Unit (GPU)-based Structure-from-Motion (SfM) and Multi-View Stereo (MVS) algorithms, the geometrical conditions of an existing building is reconstructed in 3D. Next, a 3D thermal point cloud model of the building is generated by using a new 3D thermal modeling algorithm. This algorithm involves a one-time thermal camera calibration, deriving the relative transformation by forming the Epipolar geometry between thermal and digital images, and the MVS algorithm for dense reconstruction. By automatically superimposing the 3D building and thermal point cloud models, 3D spatio-thermal models are formed, which enable the users to visualize, query, and analyze temperatures at the level of 3D points. The underlying algorithms for generating and visualizing the 3D spatio-thermal models and the 3D-registered digital and thermal images are presented in detail. The proposed method is validated for several interior and exterior locations of a typical residential building and an instructional facility. The experimental results show that inexpensive digital and thermal imagery can be converted into ubiquitous reporters of the actual energy performance of existing buildings. The proposed method expedites the modeling process and has the potential to be used as a rapid and robust building diagnostic tool.

Youngjib Ham; Mani Golparvar-Fard

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A method for measuring joint kinematics designed for accurate registration of kinematic data to models constructed from CT data  

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A method for measuring three-dimensional kinematics that incorporates the direct cross-registration of experimental kinematics with anatomic geometry from Computed Tomography (CT) data has been developed. Plexiglas ...

Fischer, Kenneth J.; Manson, T. T.; Pfaeffle, H. J.; Tomaino, M. M.; Woo, S. L-Y

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On the performance of an implicit-explicit RungeKutta method in models of cardiac electrical  

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is with Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A9, Canada (email is with the Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A9, Canada. models

Spiteri, Raymond J.

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Field testing of component-level model-based fault detection methods for mixing boxes and VAV fan systems  

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An automated fault detection and diagnosis tool for HVAC systems is being developed, based on an integrated, life-cycle, approach to commissioning and performance monitoring. The tool uses component-level HVAC equipment models implemented in the SPARK equation-based simulation environment. The models are configured using design information and component manufacturers' data and then fine-tuned to match the actual performance of the equipment by using data measured during functional tests of the sort using in commissioning. This paper presents the results of field tests of mixing box and VAV fan system models in an experimental facility and a commercial office building. The models were found to be capable of representing the performance of correctly operating mixing box and VAV fan systems and detecting several types of incorrect operation.

Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip

2002-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling, analysis and comparison of TSR and OTC methods for MPPT and power smoothing in permanent magnet synchronous generator-based wind turbines  

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Abstract This paper presents a small signal modeling of a direct-driven permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based on wind turbine which is connected to the grid via back-to-back converters. The proposed small signal model includes two maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controllers: tip speed ratio (TSR) control and optimal torque control (OTC). These methods are analytically compared to illustrate MPPT and power smoothing capability. Then, to compare the MPPT and power smoothing operation of the mentioned methods, simulations are performed in MATLAB/Simulink software. From the simulation results, OTC is highly efficient in power smoothing enhancement and has clearly good performance to extract maximum power from wind; however, TSR control has definitely fast responses to wind speed variations with the expense of higher fluctuations due to its non-minimum phase characteristic.

M. Nasiri; J. Milimonfared; S.H. Fathi

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Multiscale dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic variability in the climate system  

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Filtering) for Numerical Weather Prediction models wereNumerical Weather Prediction (NWP) in meteorology, caused ocean models

Subramanian, Aneesh C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel method for modeling the neutron time of flight detector response in current mode to inertial confinement fusion experiments (invited)  

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A novel method for modeling the neutron time of flight (nTOF) detector response in current mode for inertial confinement fusion experiments has been applied to the on-axis nTOF detectors located in the basement of the Z-Facility. It will be shown that this method can identify sources of neutron scattering, and is useful for predicting detector responses in future experimental configurations, and for identifying potential sources of neutron scattering when experimental set-ups change. This method can also provide insight on how much broadening neutron scattering contributes to the primary signals, which is then subtracted from them. Detector time responses are deconvolved from the signals, allowing a transformation from dN/dt to dN/dE, extracting neutron spectra at each detector location; these spectra are proportional to the absolute yield.

Nelson, A. J.; Cooper, G. W. [Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States); Ruiz, C. L.; Chandler, G. A.; Fehl, D. L.; Hahn, K. D.; Leeper, R. J.; Smelser, R.; Torres, J. A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1196 (United States)

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Mapping thin resistors and hydrocarbons with marine EM methods, Part II --Modeling and analysis in 3D  

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be used in the ma- rine environment to map geological structure e.g., Hoversten et al., 2000; Key et al of the canonical disk model 100 m, 100 m thick, variable radius, 1 km deep in 1- m sediments showed that the inline

Constable, Steve

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A turbulent MHD model for molecular clouds and a new method of accretion on to star-forming cores  

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......research-article Papers A turbulent MHD model for molecular clouds and...accretion, accretion discs|MHD|stars: formation|ISM: clouds...pre-main-sequence track on the HR diagram (Stahler, Shu Taam 1980...self-gravitating magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) fluid undergoing turbulence......

D. Balsara; D. Ward-Thompson; R.M. Crutcher

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2706 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, VOL. 37, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 1999 Models and Methods for Automated  

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on the illumination incident of the material and the atmospheric conditions. This dependence has limited the success and Atmospheric Conditions Glenn Healey, Senior Member, IEEE, and David Slater Abstract-- The spectral radiance over a wide range of conditions. Using the subspace model, we develop a local maximum

Salvaggio, Carl

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The Frequency Ratio Method for the seismic modelling of gamma Doradus stars. II The role of rotation  

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The effect of rotation on the Frequency Ratio Method (Moya et al. 2005) is examined. Its applicability to observed frequencies of rotating gamma Doradus stars is discussed taking into account the following aspects: the use of a perturbative approach to compute adiabatic oscillation frequencies; the effect of rotation on the observational Brunt-Vaisala integral determination and finally, the problem of disentangling multiplet-like structures from frequency patterns due to the period spacing expected for high-order gravity modes in asymptotic regime. This analysis reveals that the FRM produces reliable results for objects with rotational velocities up to 70 kms/s, for which the FRM intrinsic error increases one order of magnitude with respect to the typical FRM errors given in Moya et al. (2005). Our computations suggest that, given the spherical degree "l" identification, the FRM may be discriminating for m = 0 modes, in the sense that the method avoids any misinterpretation induced by the presence of rotation...

Surez, J C; Martin-Ruiz, S; Amado, P J; Garrido, A G R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z