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Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

air-side economizers may have humidity concerns. Data Centerair-side economizer system. Increasing the supply air temperatures to the data centerData Center Benchmarking Guide Figure 10. Simulated air-side economizer

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

power usage (kW) dC2: Average cooling load in the dataPower Chain Metrics 21 P1: UPS Load Factor 21 P2: Datapower of the cooling system with respect to the cooling load in the data

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking:  

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Feb-2008 submitted to Energy Engineering Feb-2008 submitted to Energy Engineering Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools Evan Mills, Paul Mathew & Mary Ann Piette, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Norman Bourassa & Martha Brook, California Energy Commission ABSTRACT Most energy benchmarking tools provide static feedback on how one building compares to a larger set of loosely similar buildings, without providing information at the end-use level or on what can be done to reduce consumption, cost, or emissions. In this article-Part 1 of a two-part series-we describe an "action-oriented benchmarking" approach, which extends whole-building energy benchmarking to include analysis of system and component energy use metrics and features. Action-oriented benchmarking thereby allows users to generate more meaningful

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Most energy benchmarking tools provide static feedback on how one building compares to a larger set of loosely similar buildings, without providing information at the end-use level or on what can be done to reduce consumption, cost, or emissions. In this article--Part 1 of a two-part series--we describe an 'action-oriented benchmarking' approach, which extends whole-building energy benchmarking to include analysis of system and component energy use metrics and features. Action-oriented benchmarking thereby allows users to generate more meaningful metrics and to identify, screen and prioritize potential efficiency improvements. This opportunity assessment process can then be used to inform and optimize a full-scale audit or commissioning process. We introduce a new web-based action-oriented benchmarking system and associated software tool-EnergyIQ. The benchmarking methods, visualizations, and user interface design are informed by an end-user needs assessment survey and best-practice guidelines from ASHRAE.

California Energy Commission; Mathew, Paul; Mills, Evan; Mathew, Paul; Piette, Mary Ann; Bourassa, Norman; Brook, Martha

2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics and Benchmarks for Energy Efficiency in Laboratories  

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A wide spectrum of laboratory owners, ranging from universities to federal agencies, have explicit goals for energy efficiency in their facilities. For example, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) requires all new federal buildings to exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2004 1 by at least 30 percent. The University of California Regents Policy requires all new construction to exceed California Title 24 2 by at least 20 percent. A new laboratory is much more likely to meet energy efficiency goals if quantitative metrics and targets are explicitly specified in programming documents and tracked during the course of the delivery process. If efficiency targets are not explicitly and properly defined, any additional capital costs or design time associated with attaining higher efficiencies can be difficult to justify. The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance on how to specify and compute energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks for laboratories, at the whole building as well as the system level. The information in this guide can be used to incorporate quantitative metrics and targets into the programming of new laboratory facilities. Many of these metrics can also be applied to evaluate existing facilities. For information on strategies and technologies to achieve energy efficiency, the reader is referred to Labs21 resources, including technology best practice guides, case studies, and the design guide (available at www.labs21century.gov/toolkit).

Mathew, Paul

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Concepts and Tools  

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simulation (for design) or energy audits (for retrofit), asconventional benchmarking and energy audits. Whole BuildingBenchmarking Investment-Grade Energy Audit Screen facilities

Mills, Evan; California Energy Commission

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Laboratory Buildings: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

..................................................................................4 B1: Building Site Energy Use Intensity....................................................................................4 B2: Building Source Energy Use Intensity...............................................................................5 B3: Building Energy Cost Intensity

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cooling dC1 Average Cooling System Power Consumption dC2Hours (full cooling) Electrical Power Chain dP1 UPS Peakdepicting average power of the cooling system with respect

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Centers: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

itself constitute an energy audit procedure or checklist. (may be used as part of an energy audit procedure, or to help

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Cleanrooms: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

itself constitute an energy audit procedure or checklist. (may be used as part of an energy audit procedure, or to helpaudit to identify equipment that may be turned off or retired. Procuring more energy

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-benchmarking Guide for Laboratory Buildings: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

itself constitute an energy audit procedure or checklist. (may be used as part of an energy audit procedure, or to helpenergy use include: Turning off equipment while not in use Conducting a usage audit

Mathew, Paul

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products  

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Improved Product Energy Intensity Benchmarking Metrics for Thermally Concentrated Food Products ... Sogut, Z.; Ilten, N.; Oktay, Z.Energetic and exergetic performance evaluation of the quadruple-effect evaporator unit in tomato paste evaporation Energy 2010, 35, 3821 3826 ...

Michael E. Walker; Craig S. Arnold; David J. Lettieri; Margot J. Hutchins; Eric Masanet

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmark Commercial Buildings in California  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The 2006 Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS) database developed by the California Energy Commission is a far richer source of energy end-use data for non-residential buildings than has previously been available and opens the possibility of creating new and more powerful energy benchmarking processes and tools. In this article--Part 2 of a two-part series--we describe the methodology and selected results from an action-oriented benchmarking approach using the new CEUS database. This approach goes beyond whole-building energy benchmarking to more advanced end-use and component-level benchmarking that enables users to identify and prioritize specific energy efficiency opportunities - an improvement on benchmarking tools typically in use today.

Mathew, Paul; Mills, Evan; Bourassa, Norman; Brook, Martha

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual Soundness, Metric Development, Benchmarking, and Targeting for PATH Subprogram Evaluation  

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the conceptual soundness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program's revised goals and establish and apply a framework to identify and recommend metrics that are the most useful for measuring PATH's progress. This report provides an evaluative review of PATH's revised goals, outlines a structured method for identifying and selecting metrics, proposes metrics and benchmarks for a sampling of individual PATH programs, and discusses other metrics that potentially could be developed that may add value to the evaluation process. The framework and individual program metrics can be used for ongoing management improvement efforts and to inform broader program-level metrics for government reporting requirements.

Mosey. G.; Doris, E.; Coggeshall, C.; Antes, M.; Ruch, J.; Mortensen, J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Assistant Secretary Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York StateHow Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center Infrastructure Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Data centers are among the most energy intensive types of facilities, and they are growing dramatically in terms of size and intensity [EPA 2007]. As a result, in the last few years there has been increasing interest from stakeholders - ranging from data center managers to policy makers - to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, and there are several industry and government organizations that have developed tools, guidelines, and training programs. There are many opportunities to reduce energy use in data centers and benchmarking studies reveal a wide range of efficiency practices. Data center operators may not be aware of how efficient their facility may be relative to their peers, even for the same levels of service. Benchmarking is an effective way to compare one facility to another, and also to track the performance of a given facility over time. Toward that end, this article presents the key metrics that facility managers can use to assess, track, and manage the efficiency of the infrastructure systems in data centers, and thereby identify potential efficiency actions. Most of the benchmarking data presented in this article are drawn from the data center benchmarking database at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The database was developed from studies commissioned by the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Ganguly, Srirupa; Sartor, Dale; Tschudi, William

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEE Action Series: Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure...  

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

Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), facilitated by the U.S. Department of EnergyU.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Content does not imply an endorsement by...

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Benchmarking  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The growing use of incentive ratemaking, recent reform of the Public Utility Holding Company Act, and the emergence of independent power producers all foretell a transition to a market- and performance-driven environment. The days of cost-plus management clearly are past. Lower costs, higher service levels, and greater flexibility will be mandates for the future. Effective performance improvement requires three basic pieces of information: an accurate performance baseline (where are we today ), the limits of current best demonstrated performance (how good can be we ), and the practices and approaches that have enabled best performers to excel (how will we get there ). In a word, benchmarking. This article includes a case study of Entergy Corp.'s Louisiana Power Light Utility efforts in implementing benchmarking.

Hunter, D.; Shearman, J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of metrics and baselines for tracking greenhouse gas emissions trends: Recommendations for the California climate action registry  

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Executive Summary: The California Climate Action Registry, which was initially established in 2000 and began operation in Fall 2002, is a voluntary registry for recording annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to assist California businesses and organizations in their efforts to inventory and document emissions in order to establish a baseline and to document early actions to increase energy efficiency and decrease GHG emissions. The State of California has committed to use its ''best efforts'' to ensure that entities that establish GHG emissions baselines and register their emissions will receive ''appropriate consideration under any future international, federal, or state regulatory scheme relating to greenhouse gas emissions.'' Reporting of GHG emissions involves documentation of both ''direct'' emissions from sources that are under the entity's control and indirect emissions controlled by others. Electricity generated by an off-site power source is consider ed to be an indirect GHG emission and is required to be included in the entity's report. Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. Participants are required to register the GHG emissions of all operations in California, and are encouraged to report nationwide. For the first three years of participation, the Registry only requires the reporting of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, although participants are encouraged to report the remaining five Kyoto Protocol GHGs (CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and SF6). After three years, reporting of all six Kyoto GHG emissions is required. The enabling legislation for the Registry (SB 527) requires total GHG emissions to be registered and requires reporting of ''industry-specific metrics'' once such metrics have been adopted by the Registry. The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was asked to provide technical assistance to the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) related to the Registry in three areas: (1) assessing the availability and usefulness of industry-specific metrics, (2) evaluating various methods for establishing baselines for calculating GHG emissions reductions related to specific actions taken by Registry participants, and (3) establishing methods for calculating electricity CO2 emission factors. The third area of research was completed in 2002 and is documented in Estimating Carbon Dioxide Emissions Factors for the California Electric Power Sector (Marnay et al., 2002). This report documents our findings related to the first areas of research. For the first area of research, the overall objective was to evaluate the metrics, such as emissions per economic unit or emissions per unit of production that can be used to report GHG emissions trends for potential Registry participants. This research began with an effort to identify methodologies, benchmarking programs, inventories, protocols, and registries that u se industry-specific metrics to track trends in energy use or GHG emissions in order to determine what types of metrics have already been developed. The next step in developing industry-specific metrics was to assess the availability of data needed to determine metric development priorities. Berkeley Lab also determined the relative importance of different potential Registry participant categories in order to asses s the availability of sectoral or industry-specific metrics and then identified industry-specific metrics in use around the world. While a plethora of metrics was identified, no one metric that adequately tracks trends in GHG emissions while maintaining confidentiality of data was identified. As a result of this review, Berkeley Lab recommends the development of a GHG intensity index as a new metric for reporting and tracking GHG emissions trends.Such an index could provide an industry-specific metric for reporting and tracking GHG emissions trends to accurately reflect year to year changes while protecting proprietary data. This GHG intensity index changes

Price, Lynn; Murtishaw, Scott; Worrell, Ernst

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking optimization software with performance profiles  

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Abstract: We propose performance profiles -- probability distribution functions for a performance metric -- as a tool for benchmarking and comparing optimization...

Elizabeth Dolan

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Thermal Performance Benchmarking (Presentation)  

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This project will benchmark the thermal characteristics of automotive power electronics and electric motor thermal management systems. Recent vehicle systems will be benchmarked to establish baseline metrics, evaluate advantages and disadvantages of different thermal management systems, and identify areas of improvement to advance the state-of-the-art.

Moreno, G.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Post Secondary Project Performance Benchmarks  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Reports five major performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed energy service company projects within post secondary education facilities, disaggregated and reported by major retrofit strategy. Author: U.S. Department of Energy

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Benchmarks used  

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Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Using a set of benchmarks described below, different optimization options for the different compilers on Edison. The compilers are also compared against one another on the benchmarks. NERSC6 Benchmarks We used these benchmarks from the NERSC6 procurement: NERSC 6 PROCUREMENT MPI BENCHMARKS Benchmark Science Area Algorithm Concurrency Languages GTC Fusion PIC, finite difference 2048 f90 IMPACT-T Accelerator Physics PIC, FFT 1024 f90 MILC Materials Science Conjugate gradient, sparse matrix, FFT 1024 c, assembly NPB 3.3.1 MPI Parallel Benchmarks The following NPB 3.3 MPI Benchmarks were run, all at a concurrency of 1024 processes. They are all written in Fortran. NAS PARALLEL MPI BENCHMARKS - VERSION 3.3.1 Benchmark Full Name Description Level

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Benchmarks used  

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Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Benchmarks used Using a set of benchmarks described below, different optimization options for the different compilers on Edison. The compilers are also compared against one another on the benchmarks. NERSC6 Benchmarks We used these benchmarks from the NERSC6 procurement: NERSC 6 PROCUREMENT MPI BENCHMARKS Benchmark Science Area Algorithm Concurrency Languages GTC Fusion PIC, finite difference 2048 f90 IMPACT-T Accelerator Physics PIC, FFT 1024 f90 MILC Materials Science Conjugate gradient, sparse matrix, FFT 1024 c, assembly NPB 3.3.1 MPI Parallel Benchmarks The following NPB 3.3 MPI Benchmarks were run, all at a concurrency of 1024 processes. They are all written in Fortran. NAS PARALLEL MPI BENCHMARKS - VERSION 3.3.1 Benchmark Full Name Description Level

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Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0  

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This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of the overall framework and the rationale for the grouping of metrics. Following the presentation of metrics, a high-level protocol is provided. The next section presents draft benchmarks for some metrics; benchmarks are not available for many metrics owing to a lack of data. This document ends with a list of research needs for further development.

Singer, Brett C.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification and validation benchmarks.  

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Verification and validation (V&V) are the primary means to assess the accuracy and reliability of computational simulations. V&V methods and procedures have fundamentally improved the credibility of simulations in several high-consequence fields, such as nuclear reactor safety, underground nuclear waste storage, and nuclear weapon safety. Although the terminology is not uniform across engineering disciplines, code verification deals with assessing the reliability of the software coding, and solution verification deals with assessing the numerical accuracy of the solution to a computational model. Validation addresses the physics modeling accuracy of a computational simulation by comparing the computational results with experimental data. Code verification benchmarks and validation benchmarks have been constructed for a number of years in every field of computational simulation. However, no comprehensive guidelines have been proposed for the construction and use of V&V benchmarks. For example, the field of nuclear reactor safety has not focused on code verification benchmarks, but it has placed great emphasis on developing validation benchmarks. Many of these validation benchmarks are closely related to the operations of actual reactors at near-safety-critical conditions, as opposed to being more fundamental-physics benchmarks. This paper presents recommendations for the effective design and use of code verification benchmarks based on manufactured solutions, classical analytical solutions, and highly accurate numerical solutions. In addition, this paper presents recommendations for the design and use of validation benchmarks, highlighting the careful design of building-block experiments, the estimation of experimental measurement uncertainty for both inputs and outputs to the code, validation metrics, and the role of model calibration in validation. It is argued that the understanding of predictive capability of a computational model is built on the level of achievement in V&V activities, how closely related the V&V benchmarks are to the actual application of interest, and the quantification of uncertainties related to the application of interest.

Oberkampf, William Louis; Trucano, Timothy Guy

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Flash 2014-29 Acquisition Letter 07 - Benchmark Compensation...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

07 - Benchmark Compensation Amount for Individual Executive Salary Actions Policy Flash 2014-29 Acquisition Letter 07 - Benchmark Compensation Amount for Individual Executive...

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Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark  

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

Sustained System Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark William T.C. Kramer, John M. Shalf, and Erich Strohmaier Background The NERSC Approach to Procurement Benchmarks The NERSC-5 SSP The NERSC-6 SSP The Effective System Performance (ESP) Metric Conclusion Notes Formal description of SSP A formal description of the SSP, including detailed formulae, is now available. This is a portion of the soon-to-be-published Ph.D. dissertation, Kramer, W.T.C., 2008, "PERCU: A Holistic Method for Evaluating High End Computing Systems," Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley. Background Most plans and reports recently discuss only one of four distinct purposes benchmarks are used. The obvious purpose is selection of a system from

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Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers  

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Performance Metrics Performance Metrics Tiers to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Performance Metrics Tiers on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score Energy Modeling Software

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STAR METRICS  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Energy continues to define Phase II of the STAR METRICS program, a collaborative initiative to track Research and Development expenditures and their outcomes. Visit the STAR METRICS website for...

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A framework for benchmarking land models  

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Land models, which have been developed by the modeling community in the past few decades to predict future states of ecosystems and climate, have to be critically evaluated for their performance skills of simulating ecosystem responses and feedback to climate change. Benchmarking is an emerging procedure to measure performance of models against a set of defined standards. This paper proposes a benchmarking framework for evaluation of land model performances and, meanwhile, highlights major challenges at this infant stage of benchmark analysis. The framework includes (1) targeted aspects of model performance to be evaluated, (2) a set of benchmarks as defined references to test model performance, (3) metrics to measure and compare performance skills among models so as to identify model strengths and deficiencies, and (4) model improvement. Land models are required to simulate exchange of water, energy, carbon and sometimes other trace gases between the atmosphere and land surface, and should be evaluated for their simulations of biophysical processes, biogeochemical cycles, and vegetation dynamics in response to climate change across broad temporal and spatial scales. Thus, one major challenge is to select and define a limited number of benchmarks to effectively evaluate land model performance. The second challenge is to develop metrics of measuring mismatches between models and benchmarks. The metrics may include (1) a priori thresholds of acceptable model performance and (2) a scoring system to combine datamodel mismatches for various processes at different temporal and spatial scales. The benchmark analyses should identify clues of weak model performance to guide future development, thus enabling improved predictions of future states of ecosystems and climate. The near-future research effort should be on development of a set of widely acceptable benchmarks that can be used to objectively, effectively, and reliably evaluate fundamental properties of land models to improve their prediction performance skills.

Luo, Yiqi; Randerson, J.; Abramowitz, G.; Bacour, C.; Blyth, E.; Carvalhais, N.; Ciais, Philippe; Dalmonech, D.; Fisher, J.B.; Fisher, R.; Friedlingstein, P.; Hibbard, Kathleen A.; Hoffman, F. M.; Huntzinger, Deborah; Jones, C.; Koven, C.; Lawrence, David M.; Li, D.J.; Mahecha, M.; Niu, S.L.; Norby, Richard J.; Piao, S.L.; Qi, X.; Peylin, P.; Prentice, I.C.; Riley, William; Reichstein, M.; Schwalm, C.; Wang, Y.; Xia, J. Y.; Zaehle, S.; Zhou, X. H.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Help Center Guide  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Benchmarking Help Center Guide provides recommendations for establishing a benchmarking help center based on experiences and lessons learned in New York City and Seattle.

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Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate

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NERSC-5 Application Benchmarks  

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Chemistry GTC: 3D Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code MADBench: Microwave Anisotropy Dataset Computational Analysis Benchmark MILC: MIMD Lattice Computation PARATEC: Parallel...

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ASHRAE Cleanroom Benchmarking Paper - REVISED  

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8E 8E Cleanroom Energy Efficiency: Metrics and Benchmarking Paul Mathew, William Tschudi, Dale Sartor Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory James Beasley International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative October 2010 Published in ASHRAE Journal, v. 53, issue 10 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe

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Why is the metric invertible?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We raise, and provide an (unsatisfactory) answer to, the title's question: why, unlike all other fields, does the gravitational "metric" variable not have zero vacuum? After formulating, without begging it, we exhibit additions to the conventional action that express existence of the inverse through a field equation.

S. Deser

2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a Benchmarking Plan  

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

asked to benchmark their portfolio of buildings and commit to an energy use intensity (EUI) reduction goal of 20% by 2020. Partners share their building data with DOE...

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Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation is part of the SEE Action Series and provides information on Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

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Metric Presentation  

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

MODERN GRID MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Smart Grid Metrics Monitoring our Progress Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Joe Miller - Modern Grid Team June 19, 2008 1 Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability MODERN GRID S T R A T E G Y Many are working on the Smart Grid FERC DOE-OE Grid 2030 GridWise Alliance EEI NERC (FM) DOE/NETL Modern Grid Strategy GridWise Program GridWorks NW GridWise Testbed GridApps CERTS DOE-OE CEC PIER NYSERDA CPUC AMI Galvin Initiative EPRI Intelligrid PSERC NIST GWAC Utility AMI Open AMI CEC PIER EPACT05 Nat'al Labs EISA-2007 IEEE DOE Smart Grid Task Force 3 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

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Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We examine the conditions under which the thermodynamic behaviour of gravity can be explained within an emergent gravity scenario, where the metric is defined as a composite operator. We show that due to the availability of a boundary of a boundary principle for the quantum effective action, Clausius-like relations can always be constructed. Hence, any true explanation of the thermodynamic nature of the metric tensor has to be referred to an equilibration process, associated to the presence of an H-theorem, possibly driven by decoherence induced by the pregeometric degrees of freedom, and their entanglement with the geometric ones.

Lorenzo Sindoni

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Benchmarking | Department of Energy  

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

Technology Benchmarking Technology Benchmarking Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland....

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HPGMG 1.0: A Benchmark for Ranking High Performance Computing Systems  

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This document provides an overview of the benchmark ? HPGMG ? for ranking large scale general purpose computers for use on the Top500 list [8]. We provide a rationale for the need for a replacement for the current metric HPL, some background of the Top500 list and the challenges of developing such a metric; we discuss our design philosophy and methodology, and an overview of the specification of the benchmark. The primary documentation with maintained details on the specification can be found at hpgmg.org and the Wiki and benchmark code itself can be found in the repository https://bitbucket.org/hpgmg/hpgmg.

Adams, Mark; Brown, Jed; Shalf, John; Straalen, Brian Van; Strohmaier, Erich; Williams, Sam

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NEWTON's Metric System Resources  

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

Please select any link below. Search this page, using your web browser's search function. Please select any link below. Search this page, using your web browser's search function. Metric System References Do you have a great metric reference link? Please click our Ideas page. Featured Reference Links: Metric (SI) References Metric (SI) References Having trouble with the metric system? Visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology's site about the rules and style conventions of the International System of Units (SI). The Metric System The Metric System Need another reference? Try this site provided by Wikipedia that discusses the metric system and its history in depth. Metric Converter Metric Converter Need to convert to Metric? OnlineConversion.com allows you to convert just about anything to just about anything else. This will let you easily from metric to US Standard notation, and vice versa.

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Kerr Metric Black Holes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... a = J/cM. Written in a form5 which reduces to the standard form of Schwarzschild metric when a = 0, the Kerr metric is

JAMES M. BARDEEN

1970-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Corporate Energy Management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

BENCHMARKING CORPORATE ENERGY MANAGEMENT Dr. Douglas L. Norland Director of Research and Industrial Programs Alliance to Save Energy Washington, DC ABSTRACT There is growing interest among energy managers in finding out how their company...BENCHMARKING CORPORATE ENERGY MANAGEMENT Dr. Douglas L. Norland Director of Research and Industrial Programs Alliance to Save Energy Washington, DC ABSTRACT There is growing interest among energy managers in finding out how their company...

Norland, D. L.

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Benchmarking and Data Analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

? Meetings ? Focused on individual knowledge ESL-KT-14-11-14 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Personalization ? Relationship building ? Increase informal interactions ? Share experiences and brainstorm ? Data...Benchmarking and Data Analysis Kellie Williams | Houston ISD ESL-KT-14-11-14 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Benchmarking ? Process of comparing data sets ? Baselines, Goals, KPIs ? Energy Star...

Williams, K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learn about benchmarking | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Learn about benchmarking Learn about benchmarking Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR

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Benchmark energy use | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Benchmark energy use Benchmark energy use Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Benchmarking  

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Benchmarking Benchmarking Research funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office produces a great deal of valuable data, but it is important to compare those research results with similar work done elsewhere in the world. Through laboratory testing, researchers can compare vehicles and components to validate models, support technical target-setting, and provide data to help guide technology development tasks. Benchmarking activities fall into two primary areas: Vehicle and component testing, in which researchers test and analyze emerging technologies obtained from sources throughout the world. The results are used to continually assess program efforts. Model validation, in which researchers use test data to validate the accuracy of vehicle and component computer models including: overall measures such as fuel economy, state-of-charge energy storage across the driving cycle, and transient component behavior, such as fuel rate and torque.

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Data Management Building Energy Use Benchmarking Building Energy Use Benchmarking Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process,...

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Accelerated Randomized Benchmarking  

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Quantum information processing offers promising advances for a wide range of fields and applications, provided that we can efficiently assess the performance of the control applied in candidate systems. That is, we must be able to determine whether we have implemented a desired gate, and refine accordingly. Randomized benchmarking reduces the difficulty of this task by exploiting symmetries in quantum operations. Here, we bound the resources required for benchmarking and show that, with prior information, we can achieve several orders of magnitude better accuracy than in traditional approaches to benchmarking. Moreover, by building on state-of-the-art classical algorithms, we reach these accuracies with near-optimal resources. Our approach requires an order of magnitude less data to achieve the same accuracies and to provide online estimates of the errors in the reported fidelities. We also show that our approach is useful for physical devices by comparing to simulations. Our results thus enable the application of randomized benchmarking in new regimes, and dramatically reduce the experimental effort required to assess control fidelities in quantum systems. Finally, our work is based on open-source scientific libraries, and can readily be applied in systems of interest.

Christopher Granade; Christopher Ferrie; D. G. Cory

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a Benchmarking Plan  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP) Solution Center document about how state and local governments, Indian tribes, and overseas U.S. territories can design a plan to benchmark the energy consumption in public buildings.

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Guidance describes the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 section 432 requirement for benchmarking Federal facilities.

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Metrics for enterprise transformation  

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The objective of this thesis is to depict the role of metrics in the evolving journey of enterprise transformation. To this end, three propositions are explored: (i) metrics and measurement systems drive transformation, ...

Blackburn, Craig D. (Craig David), S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic programming needs better benchmarks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Genetic programming (GP) is not a field noted for the rigor of its benchmarking. Some of its benchmark problems are popular purely through historical contingency, and they can be criticized as too easy or as providing misleading information concerning ... Keywords: benchmarks, genetic programming

James McDermott; David R. White; Sean Luke; Luca Manzoni; Mauro Castelli; Leonardo Vanneschi; Wojciech Jaskowski; Krzysztof Krawiec; Robin Harper; Kenneth De Jong; Una-May O'Reilly

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Utilization Benchmark on the Cray T3E  

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Utilization Benchmark on the Cray T3E Utilization Benchmark on the Cray T3E and IBM SP Adrian Wong, Leonid Oliker, William Kramer, Teresa Kaltz, and David Bailey National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA {atwong, loliker, wtkramer, tlkaltz, dhbailey}@lbl.gov Abstract. Obtaining maximum utilization of parallel systems continues to be an active area of research and development. This article outlines a new benchmark, called the Eflectiwe System Performance (ESP) test, designed to provide a utilization metric that is transferable between sys- tems and illuminate the effects of various scheduling parameters. Results with discussion are presented for the Cray T3E and IBM SP systems to- gether with insights obtained from simulation.

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ARM - 2008 Performance Metrics  

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8 Performance Metrics 8 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2008 Performance Metrics Each year, the ARM Program must submit to DOE an overall performance measure related to scientific achievement. The overall performance measure includes specific metrics for reporting progress each quarter. This reporting process includes support documentation (usually a report or data file) appropriate for the metric. Overall Performance Measures

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Decommissioning Benchmarking Study Final Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE's former Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40) conducted a benchmarking study of its decommissioning program to analyze physical activities in facility decommissioning and to determine...

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FY 2014 Metric Summary | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

4 Metric Summary FY 2014 Metric Summary FY 2014 Q1 Metric Summary.pdf FY 2014 Q2 Metric Summary.pdf FY 2014 Q3 Metric Summary.pdf More Documents & Publications FY 2014 Q3 Metric...

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Surveillance metrics sensitivity study.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In September of 2009, a Tri-Lab team was formed to develop a set of metrics relating to the NNSA nuclear weapon surveillance program. The purpose of the metrics was to develop a more quantitative and/or qualitative metric(s) describing the results of realized or non-realized surveillance activities on our confidence in reporting reliability and assessing the stockpile. As a part of this effort, a statistical sub-team investigated various techniques and developed a complementary set of statistical metrics that could serve as a foundation for characterizing aspects of meeting the surveillance program objectives. The metrics are a combination of tolerance limit calculations and power calculations, intending to answer level-of-confidence type questions with respect to the ability to detect certain undesirable behaviors (catastrophic defects, margin insufficiency defects, and deviations from a model). Note that the metrics are not intended to gauge product performance but instead the adequacy of surveillance. This report gives a short description of four metrics types that were explored and the results of a sensitivity study conducted to investigate their behavior for various inputs. The results of the sensitivity study can be used to set the risk parameters that specify the level of stockpile problem that the surveillance program should be addressing.

Hamada, Michael S. (Los Alamos National Laboratory); Bierbaum, Rene Lynn; Robertson, Alix A. (Lawrence Livermore Laboratory)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Metrics Sensitivity Study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In September of 2009, a Tri-Lab team was formed to develop a set of metrics relating to the NNSA nuclear weapon surveillance program. The purpose of the metrics was to develop a more quantitative and/or qualitative metric(s) describing the results of realized or non-realized surveillance activities on our confidence in reporting reliability and assessing the stockpile. As a part of this effort, a statistical sub-team investigated various techniques and developed a complementary set of statistical metrics that could serve as a foundation for characterizing aspects of meeting the surveillance program objectives. The metrics are a combination of tolerance limit calculations and power calculations, intending to answer level-of-confidence type questions with respect to the ability to detect certain undesirable behaviors (catastrophic defects, margin insufficiency defects, and deviations from a model). Note that the metrics are not intended to gauge product performance but instead the adequacy of surveillance. This report gives a short description of four metrics types that were explored and the results of a sensitivity study conducted to investigate their behavior for various inputs. The results of the sensitivity study can be used to set the risk parameters that specify the level of stockpile problem that the surveillance program should be addressing.

Bierbaum, R; Hamada, M; Robertson, A

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - 2009 Performance Metrics  

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9 Performance Metrics 9 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2009 Performance Metrics Improve Climate Models - Develop a coupled climate model with fully interactive carbon and sulfur cycles, as well as dynamic vegetation to enable simulations of aerosol effects, carbon chemistry, and carbon sequestration by the land surface and oceans and the interactions between the carbon cycle and climate. In fiscal year 2009: Provide improved climate

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ARM - 2007 Performance Metrics  

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7 Performance Metrics 7 Performance Metrics Science Research Themes Research Highlights Journal Articles Collaborations Atmospheric System Research (ASR) ARM Science Team Meetings User Meetings Annual Meetings of the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team and Fall Working Groups Accomplishments Read about the 20 years of accomplishments (PDF, 696KB) from the ARM Program and user facility. Performance Metrics ASR Metrics 2009 2008 2007 2006 2007 Performance Metrics A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a single grid box of a Global Climate Model (GCM). This illustration represents the observing strategy of ARM, which takes continuous atmospheric observations from fixed sites in three climate regimes around the world. A Single Column Model (SCM) represents the evolution of the atmosphere in a

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance  

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

Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance April 15, 2010 EISA SECTION 432 - Benchmarking of Federal Facilities (42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) I. Background A. Authority - Benchmarking Requirements Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to select or develop a building energy use benchmarking system and to issue guidance for use of the system. EISA requires the designated agency energy managers to enter energy use data for each metered building that is (or is a part of) a covered facility into a building energy use benchmarking system, such as the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool (Portfolio Manager) (see 42 U.S.C. 8253(f)(8)(A), as

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CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics...  

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

CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

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CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics...  

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

Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and...

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Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Cowan, James Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology Vehicle Benchmark and Assessment | Department...  

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

Benchmark and Assessment Advanced Technology Vehicle Benchmark and Assessment 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting,...

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Generalized utility metrics for supercomputers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2007:112 Generalized utility metrics for supercomputers 12.ISSUE PAPER Generalized utility metrics for supercomputersproblem of ranking the utility of supercom- puter systems

Strohmaier, Erich

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking of energy time series  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Benchmarking consists of the adjustment of time series data from one source in order to achieve agreement with similar data from a second source. The data from the latter source are referred to as the benchmark(s), and often differ in that they are observed at a lower frequency, represent a higher level of temporal aggregation, and/or are considered to be of greater accuracy. This report provides an extensive survey of benchmarking procedures which have appeared in the statistical literature, and reviews specific benchmarking procedures currently used by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The literature survey includes a technical summary of the major benchmarking methods and their statistical properties. Factors influencing the choice and application of particular techniques are described and the impact of benchmark accuracy is discussed. EIA applications and procedures are reviewed and evaluated for residential natural gas deliveries series and coal production series. It is found that the current method of adjusting the natural gas series is consistent with the behavior of the series and the methods used in obtaining the initial data. As a result, no change is recommended. For the coal production series, a staged approach based on a first differencing technique is recommended over the current procedure. A comparison of the adjustments produced by the two methods is made for the 1987 Indiana coal production series. 32 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Williamson, M.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology  

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

Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 Energy's Commercial Building Initiative Page 1 January 2009 Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology To clarify how the terms are used in the Department of Energy's Performance Metrics Research Project, a list of terms related to performance metrics are defined and include examples and comments. Visit www.commercialbuildings.energy.gov/performance_metrics.html to learn more. Baseline - a standard reference case used as a basis for comparison Examples: a simulation model of an ASHRAE 90.1 compliant building, control building, measurement of energy consumption prior to application of an energy conservation measure Comments: Establishing a clearly defined baseline very important and is often the most difficult task. Defining a repeatable baseline is essential if the work is to be compared to results of other

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Appendix B Metric  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Metric Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables Metric Conversions Table B1 presents Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States for 1992 through 1996 in metric units of measure. Volumes are shown in cubic meters instead of cubic feet. Prices are shown in dollars per thousand cubic meters instead of dollars per thousand cubic feet. The data in this table have been converted from the data that appear in Table 1 of this report. Thermal Conversions Table B2 presents the thermal (Btu) conversion factors and the converted data for natural gas supply and disposition from 1992 through 1996. A brief documentation for the thermal conversion factors follows: * Marketed Production. The conversion factor is calcu- lated by adding the total heat content of dry production to the total heat content of extraction loss and dividing the resulting sum by the total quantity of dry production and extraction

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Quotients of Metric Spaces  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the properties of quotient spaces of metric spaces. We will use "iff" as an abbreviation for "if and only if". If f is a function from X onto Y, we will write f: X --->> Y....

Herman, Robert A.

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - HospEnergyMetrics&Guidance_Draft_2009_0908.doc  

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Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0 08-Sep-2009 Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0 08-Sep-2009 BC Singer et al., Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0 Brett C. Singer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA Contributing Developers: Paul Mathew, Steve Greenberg, Bill Tschudi, Dale Sartor (LBNL) Susan Strom, Walter Vernon: Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (San Francisco, CA) Abstract This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of

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California commercial building energy benchmarking  

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Building energy benchmarking is the comparison of whole-building energy use relative to a set of similar buildings. It provides a useful starting point for individual energy audits and for targeting buildings for energy-saving measures in multiple-site audits. Benchmarking is of interest and practical use to a number of groups. Energy service companies and performance contractors communicate energy savings potential with ''typical'' and ''best-practice'' benchmarks while control companies and utilities can provide direct tracking of energy use and combine data from multiple buildings. Benchmarking is also useful in the design stage of a new building or retrofit to determine if a design is relatively efficient. Energy managers and building owners have an ongoing interest in comparing energy performance to others. Large corporations, schools, and government agencies with numerous facilities also use benchmarking methods to compare their buildings to each other. The primary goal of Task 2.1.1 Web-based Benchmarking was the development of a web-based benchmarking tool, dubbed Cal-Arch, for benchmarking energy use in California commercial buildings. While there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers prior to the development of Cal-Arch, there were none that were based solely on California data. Most available benchmarking information, including the Energy Star performance rating, were developed using DOE's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which does not provide state-level data. Each database and tool has advantages as well as limitations, such as the number of buildings and the coverage by type, climate regions and end uses. There is considerable commercial interest in benchmarking because it provides an inexpensive method of screening buildings for tune-ups and retrofits. However, private companies who collect and manage consumption data are concerned that the identities of building owners might be revealed and hence are reluctant to share their data. The California Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), the primary source of data for Cal-Arch, is a unique source of information on commercial buildings in California. It has not been made public; however, it was made available by CEC to LBNL for the purpose of developing a public benchmarking tool.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Tools: Hammerora and Swingbench  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In Chapter 5 you reviewed the concepts of load testing and the interpretation of officially conducted benchmarks. In subsequent chapters you considered the stages required in installing and configuring all of ...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outlook for Industrial Energy Benchmarking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is exploring options to sponsor an industrial energy efficiency benchmarking study to identify facility specific, cost-effective best practices and technologies. Such a study could help develop a common...

Hartley, Z.

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Benchmarking EV and HEV Technologies  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Benchmarking EV and HEV Technologies Tim Burress Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 U.S. DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting June 17 th...

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Benchmarks for GADRAS performance validation.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The performance of the Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS) was validated by comparing GADRAS model results to experimental measurements for a series of benchmark sources. Sources for the benchmark include a plutonium metal sphere, bare and shielded in polyethylene, plutonium oxide in cans, a highly enriched uranium sphere, bare and shielded in polyethylene, a depleted uranium shell and spheres, and a natural uranium sphere. The benchmark experimental data were previously acquired and consist of careful collection of background and calibration source spectra along with the source spectra. The calibration data were fit with GADRAS to determine response functions for the detector in each experiment. A one-dimensional model (pie chart) was constructed for each source based on the dimensions of the benchmark source. The GADRAS code made a forward calculation from each model to predict the radiation spectrum for the detector used in the benchmark experiment. The comparisons between the GADRAS calculation and the experimental measurements are excellent, validating that GADRAS can correctly predict the radiation spectra for these well-defined benchmark sources.

Mattingly, John K.; Mitchell, Dean James; Rhykerd, Charles L., Jr.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Benchmark Evaluation Process: From Experimental Data to Benchmark Model  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) provides a handbook of descriptions, evaluations, and models of experiments with fissionable material. The 'International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments' (ICSBEP Handbook) is useful for criticality safety analysts and nuclear-data evaluators for validation of neutron transport codes and nuclear cross-section sets. Each of the four main parts of the ICSBEP document provides valuable information. The four parts are as follows: Part 1, detailed description of the experiment; Part 2, evaluation of experimental data to obtain parameter values that define the model and their uncertainties; Part 3, derivation and concise description of the benchmark model; and Part 4, sample calculation results. The ICSBEP Handbook provides a practical, standardized format for documenting nuclear experiments.Valuable, previously unknown data are often discovered during the evaluation process. Besides these discoveries, many other things have been learned during this first decade of evaluating and providing benchmark models of experiments. The current method is described in order to improve understanding of what is required to evaluate benchmark experiments for validation purposes.

Dean, Virginia A.F. [Consultant, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States)

2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Metrics Metrics Jump to: navigation, search Property Name OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics Property Type Text Description Environmental aspects and performance metrics associated with the resource. Pages using the property "OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A An Overview of Existing Wind Energy Ordinances + The objective of these communities is to facilitate and regulate the development of Wind Energy Conversion Systems. Animal Farm Powers Village + The plant will produce 350 kilowatts per hour, "enough to supply 175 homes with electricity). C City of Aspen Climate Action Plan + The Climate Action Plan calls for greenhouse gas reductions of 30 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 from its 2004 baseline. Performance metrics are quantified by tons of CO2-e reduced. Based on a 2007 update to the baseline emissions inventory, the community achieved emissions reductions of 68,380 tons. The energy and environmental achievements as of the Plan's adoption in 2007 are outlined as updates within the Plan. To date, there has been no progress report on the Climate Action Plan per se, however the City's environmental achievements are described in the biennial Sustainability Report available at: http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Portals/0/docs/City/GreenInitiatives/enviro_sustainability_report_2008.pdf

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Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark  

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Effective System Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark It is now generally recognized in the high performance computing community that peak performance does not adequately predict the usefulness of a system for a given set of applications. One of the first benchmarks designed to measure system performance in a real-world operational environment was NERSC's Effective System Performance (ESP) test. NERSC introduced ESP in 1999 with the hope that this test would be of use to system managers and would help to spur the community (both researchers and vendors) to improve system efficiency. The discussion below uses examples from the Cray T3E system that NERSC was operating in 1999. Improved MPP System Efficiency Equals Million-Dollar Savings

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Radiation Detection Computational Benchmark Scenarios  

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Modeling forms an important component of radiation detection development, allowing for testing of new detector designs, evaluation of existing equipment against a wide variety of potential threat sources, and assessing operation performance of radiation detection systems. This can, however, result in large and complex scenarios which are time consuming to model. A variety of approaches to radiation transport modeling exist with complementary strengths and weaknesses for different problems. This variety of approaches, and the development of promising new tools (such as ORNLs ADVANTG) which combine benefits of multiple approaches, illustrates the need for a means of evaluating or comparing different techniques for radiation detection problems. This report presents a set of 9 benchmark problems for comparing different types of radiation transport calculations, identifying appropriate tools for classes of problems, and testing and guiding the development of new methods. The benchmarks were drawn primarily from existing or previous calculations with a preference for scenarios which include experimental data, or otherwise have results with a high level of confidence, are non-sensitive, and represent problem sets of interest to NA-22. From a technical perspective, the benchmarks were chosen to span a range of difficulty and to include gamma transport, neutron transport, or both and represent different important physical processes and a range of sensitivity to angular or energy fidelity. Following benchmark identification, existing information about geometry, measurements, and previous calculations were assembled. Monte Carlo results (MCNP decks) were reviewed or created and re-run in order to attain accurate computational times and to verify agreement with experimental data, when present. Benchmark information was then conveyed to ORNL in order to guide testing and development of hybrid calculations. The results of those ADVANTG calculations were then sent to PNNL for compilation. This is a report describing the details of the selected Benchmarks and results from various transport codes.

Shaver, Mark W.; Casella, Andrew M.; Wittman, Richard S.; McDonald, Ben S.

2013-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics | Department...  

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

for EM Corporate Performance Metrics Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Instructions for EM Corporate Performance Metrics More Documents &...

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Financing Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection...  

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

TAP mailing list, for updates on our latest and greatest TechnicalAssistanceProgram@ee.doe.gov How to Tap into These and Other TAP Offerings 8 What is Benchmarking? Benchmarking...

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Metric adjusted skew information  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We extend the concept of Wigner-Yanase-Dyson skew information to something we call ``metric adjusted skew information'' (of a state with respect to a conserved observable). This ``skew information'' is intended to be a non-negative quantity bounded by the variance (of an observable in a state) that vanishes for observables commuting with the state. We show that the skew information is a convex function on the manifold of states. It also satisfies other requirements, proposed by Wigner and Yanase, for an effective measure-of-information content of a state relative to a conserved observable. We establish a connection between the geometrical formulation of quantum statistics as proposed by Chentsov and Morozova and measures of quantum information as introduced by Wigner and Yanase and extended in this article. We show that the set of normalized Morozova-Chentsov functions describing the possible quantum statistics is a Bauer simplex and determine its extreme points. We determine a particularly simple skew information, the ``lambda-skew information,'' parametrized by a lambda in (0,1], and show that the convex cone this family generates coincides with the set of all metric adjusted skew informations. Key words: Skew information, convexity, monotone metric, Morozova-Chentsov function, lambda-skew information.

Frank Hansen

2006-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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SPICE benchmark for global tomographic methods  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......velocity inversion benchmark (Billette Brandsberg-Dhal 2005). These benchmark models and synthetic...technique in the oil and gas industries...imaging, Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG...there has been no benchmark data set for the...vast computational cost of fully numerical......

Yilong Qin; Yann Capdeville; Valerie Maupin; Jean-Paul Montagner; Sergei Lebedev; Eric Beucler

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking: Achieving the best in class  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Oftentimes, people find the process of organizational benchmarking an onerous task, or, because they do not fully understand the nature of the process, end up with results that are less than stellar. This paper presents the challenges of benchmarking and reasons why benchmarking can benefit an organization in today`s economy.

Kaemmerer, L

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A benchmark diagnostic model generation system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

It is critical to use automated generators for synthetic models and data given the sparsity of benchmark models for empirical analysis and the cost of generating models by hand. We describe an automated generator for benchmark models that is based on ... Keywords: benchmark model generation, compositional modeling, diagnosis

Jun Wang; Gregory Provan

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmark Commercial Buildings in California  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cooling Lockout Water side economizer Age Motor type MotorPump motor eff Envelope Air Handlers Chilled Water Pumps

Mathew, Paul

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

BENCHMARKING EMERGING PIPELINE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES  

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Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies To Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) September 2004 Final Report on Benchmarking Emerging Pipeline Inspection Technologies Cofunded by Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) DE-AP26-04NT40361 and Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) DTRS56-02-T-0002 (Milestone 7) by Stephanie A. Flamberg and Robert C. Gertler September 2004 BATTELLE 505 King Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43201-2693 Neither Battelle, nor any person acting on their behalf: (1) Makes any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the

92

Geothermal Heat Pump Benchmarking Report  

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A benchmarking study was conducted on behalf of the Department of Energy to determine the critical factors in successful utility geothermal heat pump programs. A Successful program is one that has achieved significant market penetration. Successfully marketing geothermal heat pumps has presented some major challenges to the utility industry. However, select utilities have developed programs that generate significant GHP sales. This benchmarking study concludes that there are three factors critical to the success of utility GHP marking programs: (1) Top management marketing commitment; (2) An understanding of the fundamentals of marketing and business development; and (3) An aggressive competitive posture. To generate significant GHP sales, competitive market forces must by used. However, because utilities have functioned only in a regulated arena, these companies and their leaders are unschooled in competitive business practices. Therefore, a lack of experience coupled with an intrinsically non-competitive culture yields an industry environment that impedes the generation of significant GHP sales in many, but not all, utilities.

None

1997-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

93

Degenerate Metric Phase Boundaries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The structure of boundaries between degenerate and nondegenerate solutions of Ashtekar's canonical reformulation of Einstein's equations is studied. Several examples are given of such "phase boundaries" in which the metric is degenerate on one side of a null hypersurface and non-degenerate on the other side. These include portions of flat space, Schwarzschild, and plane wave solutions joined to degenerate regions. In the last case, the wave collides with a planar phase boundary and continues on with the same curvature but degenerate triad, while the phase boundary continues in the opposite direction. We conjecture that degenerate phase boundaries are always null.

Ingemar Bengtsson; Ted Jacobson

1999-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

94

RESEARCH ARTICLE Surface metrics: an alternative to patch metrics  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Surface metrics: an alternative to patch metrics for the quantification Abstract Modern landscape ecology is based on the patch mosaic paradigm, in which landscapes are conceptualized and analyzed as mosaics of discrete patches. While this model has been widely success- ful

95

VOC Exposure Metrics  

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6 6 VOC Exposure Metrics ... and "Sick Building Syndrome" Figure1: The elevated odds ratios (above unity) in this figure suggest that exposures to VOCs from water-based points and solvents are associated with a variety of sick building symptions (* indicates the OR is significant at p < 0.05; ** for p < 0.01). The indoors is often regarded as safe haven from problems associated with outdoor air pollution, but a growing number of reports have suggested that exposures in indoor environments may lead to health problems. One area in which evidence has been accumulating is the relationship between working in office buildings (as opposed to industrial exposure conditions) and a variety of health effects, such as eye, nose, and throat irritation and

96

Benchmarking, BOMA BESt and BBEER  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and BBEER 2013 BBEER 2013 RESULTS: Waste Reduction (Office) ? Average?section?score?for?this?section?is?80.7%.? ? Forty?five?percent?(45%)?of?buildings?divert?between?30?? 59%?of?their?waste?from? landfill?while?a?smaller?percentage?diverts?between?60...?or?worse?than?????? Energy?Use?Intensity?(EUI)?=?? total?energy?consumed?in?one?year?(ekWh)?/?total?floor?space?of? the?building?(ft2) Benchmarking and BBEER 2013 ? reliable?information on?energy?use?and?benefits?of?improvements; ? prioritize poorly...

Smiciklas, J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Contraction semigroups on metric graphs  

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The main objective of the present work is to study contraction semigroups generated by Laplace operators on metric graphs, which are not necessarily self-adjoint. We prove criteria for such semigroups to be continuity and positivity preserving. Also we provide a characterization of generators of Feller semigroups on metric graphs.

Vadim Kostrykin; Jurgen Potthoff; Robert Schrader

2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

98

CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics...  

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

Kinetic Data CLEERS Coordination & Joint Development of Benchmark Kinetics for LNT & SCR CLEERS Coordination & Development of Catalyst Process Kinetic Data - Pres. 1:...

99

Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This tip sheet on benchmarking the fuel cost of steam provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

100

Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Learned: Measuring Program Outcomes and Using Benchmarks Better Buildings Data and Summary Report - 2014 BTO Peer Review An Update on the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program...

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101

Benchmarking of Competitive Technologies | Department of Energy  

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

1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ape006burress2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Benchmarking...

102

Federal Building Benchmarking Guidance - August 2014 Update  

Energy Savers [EERE]

shall post and update the benchmarked buildings' performance data each year in the web-based EISA section 432 Compliance Tracking System (CTS) developed by DOE to track...

103

Quality metrics for intranet applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

As the number of intranet application increases, software developers face a new software paradigm and possibly a new set of quality requirement. The work discussed here attempts to identify practical software metrics for intranet applications. The six software quality characteristics and 32 quality sub-characteristics of the Extended ISO model are used as a basis to identify the key quality characteristics of intranet applications. From the results of a user survey, three key quality characteristics are identified; they are reliability, functionality, and efficiency. Five sub-characteristics (availability, accuracy, security, suitability and time behaviour) are found to be the key attributes of intranet applications. Finally, a set of three metrics is developed. In order to verify their validity and applicability to intranet projects, an experiment was performed by computing these metrics in five intranet applications. The metric values were then compared with the results from a user satisfaction survey. The metric values and the survey results were closely correlated; a larger score in software metrics leads to a higher user satisfaction score. It is very likely that these software metrics can effectively reflect the quality of an intranet application.

Hareton K.N. Leung

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Versatile Benchmarking for Concurrent Production System Architectures  

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Versatile Benchmarking for Concurrent Production System Architectures Jos'e Nelson Amaral \\Lambda facilities is a major problem in the evaluation of novel production system machine organizations. This paper presents a survey of benchmark programs used in published research for improvement of production systems

Amaral, José Nelson

105

Linear Road : benchmarking stream-based data management systems  

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This thesis describes the design, implementation, and execution of the Linear Road benchmark for stream-based data management systems. The motivation for benchmarking and the selection of the benchmark application are ...

Tibbetts, Richard S. (Richard Singleton), 1979-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Benchmarking ICRF simulations for ITER  

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Abstract Benchmarking of full-wave solvers for ICRF simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modeling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high performance baseline (5.3 T, 15 MA) DT H-mode plasma. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by seven groups to predict the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating profiles. Approximate agreement is achieved for the predicted heating power partitions for the DT and He4 cases. Profiles of the heating powers and electromagnetic fields are compared.

R. V. Budny, L. Berry, R. Bilato, P. Bonoli, M. Brambilla, R.J. Dumont, A. Fukuyama, R. Harvey, E.F. Jaeger, E. Lerche, C.K. Phillips, V. Vdovin, J. Wright, and members of the ITPA-IOS

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

107

Segmental alternations and metrical theory  

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This dissertation focuses on phonological alternations that are influenced or constrained by word-internal prosody, i.e. prominence and foot structure, and what these alternations can tell us about metrical theory. Detailed ...

Vaysman, Olga

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

List of SEP Reporting Metrics  

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DOE State Energy Program List of Reporting Metrics, which was produced by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program for SEP and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) programs.

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Department of Defense Representatives Visit Hanford to Benchmark...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Representatives Visit Hanford to Benchmark Safety Department of Defense Representatives Visit Hanford to Benchmark Safety FLUOR News Release RICHLAND, Wash., December 16, 2005,...

110

POLICY FLASH 2014-15 Determination of Benchmark Compensation...  

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5 Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Employees POLICY FLASH 2014-15 Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and...

111

EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Benchmarking Water/Wastewater Treatment...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Benchmarking WaterWastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Benchmarking WaterWastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager November...

112

The NERSC MADBench Benchmark Complete Readme Overview Building...  

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MADBench The NERSC MADBench Benchmark Complete Readme Overview Building and Optimization Running and Timing Performance Data Download Benchmark Last edited: 2015-01-06 15:10:14...

113

Benchmarking Mixed Use Buildings in Portfolio Manager | Department...  

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Benchmarking Mixed Use Buildings in Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Mixed Use Buildings in Portfolio Manager This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program...

114

ICSBEP Benchmarks For Nuclear Data Applications  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the United States Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -- Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia), Kazakhstan, Spain, Israel, Brazil, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now participating. South Africa, India, China, and Germany are considering participation. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled ''International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments.'' The 2004 Edition of the Handbook contains benchmark specifications for 3331 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for use in validation efforts and for testing basic nuclear data. New to the 2004 Edition of the Handbook is a draft criticality alarm / shielding type benchmark that should be finalized in 2005 along with two other similar benchmarks. The Handbook is being used extensively for nuclear data testing and is expected to be a valuable resource for code and data validation and improvement efforts for decades to come. Specific benchmarks that are useful for testing structural materials such as iron, chromium, nickel, and manganese; beryllium; lead; thorium; and 238U are highlighted.

Briggs, J. Blair [Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States)

2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

115

IAEA sodium void reactivity benchmark calculations  

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In this paper, the IAEA-1 992 ``Benchmark Calculation of Sodium Void Reactivity Effect in Fast Reactor Core`` problem is evaluated. The proposed design is a large axially heterogeneous oxide-fueled fast reactor as described in Section 2; the core utilizes a sodium plenum above the core to enhance leakage effects. The calculation methods used in this benchmark evaluation are described in Section 3. In Section 4, the calculated core performance results for the benchmark reactor model are presented; and in Section 5, the influence of steel and interstitial sodium heterogeneity effects is estimated.

Hill, R.N.; Finck, P.J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

IAEA sodium void reactivity benchmark calculations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this paper, the IAEA-1 992 Benchmark Calculation of Sodium Void Reactivity Effect in Fast Reactor Core'' problem is evaluated. The proposed design is a large axially heterogeneous oxide-fueled fast reactor as described in Section 2; the core utilizes a sodium plenum above the core to enhance leakage effects. The calculation methods used in this benchmark evaluation are described in Section 3. In Section 4, the calculated core performance results for the benchmark reactor model are presented; and in Section 5, the influence of steel and interstitial sodium heterogeneity effects is estimated.

Hill, R.N.; Finck, P.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

DataTrends Energy Use Benchmarking  

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Benchmarking Benchmarking The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is changing the way organizations track and manage energy. As of December 2011, organizations have used Portfolio Manager to track and manage the energy use of over 260,000 buildings across all 50 states, representing over 28 billion square feet (nearly 40% of the commercial market). Because of this widespread market adoption, EPA has prepared the DataTrends series to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in Portfolio Manager. To learn more, visit www.energystar.gov/DataTrends. Many different types of organizations use Portfolio Manager to benchmark the energy use of their buildings. Office, K-12

118

Renditeoptimierung mit Immobilien-Benchmarking Praxisbeispiele  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Zusammenfassend ist ein Immobilien-Benchmarking fr die Wohnungswirtschaft als ein Analysetool zu beschreiben, das den Trend hin zu einem aktiven Immobilienmanagement untersttzen kann. Es schafft die dazu not...

Stefan Bogenberger; Lars Bernhard Schne

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

DOE Commercial Building Benchmark Models: Preprint  

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To provide a consistent baseline of comparison and save time conducting such simulations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a set of standard benchmark building models. This paper will provide an executive summary overview of these benchmark buildings, and how they can save building analysts valuable time. Fully documented and implemented to use with the EnergyPlus energy simulation program, the benchmark models are publicly available and new versions will be created to maintain compatibility with new releases of EnergyPlus. The benchmark buildings will form the basis for research on specific building technologies, energy code development, appliance standards, and measurement of progress toward DOE energy goals. Having a common starting point allows us to better share and compare research results and move forward to make more energy efficient buildings.

Torcelini, P.; Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Benne, K.; Halverson, M.; Winiarski, D.; Crawley, D. B.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) presentation at a TAP webinar held on April 11, 2013 and dealing with internal benchmarking outreach and data collection techniques.

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121

Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on benchmarking the fuel cost of steam provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

Not Available

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Benchmarking Sustainability: the use of Indicators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Benchmarking Sustainability: the use of Indicators Introduction The concept of sustainable development is both very popular and elusive. The overwhelming appeal of sustainability is situated to build a generally shared perception of sustainable development (Butler, 1998). For many people

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

123

The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Israel are now participating. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled "International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments" (ICSBEP Handbook). The 2002 edition of the ICSBEP Handbook contains benchmark model specifications for 2881 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for validating computer codes that calculate effective neutron multiplication and for testing basic nuclear data.

J. Blair Briggs

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Computational evaluation of two reactor benchmark problems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

benchmark problem . . . Fig. 2. Layouts of assembly types B and C Fig. 3. Core diagram/layout for the NEA WPPR benchmark problem . . . Fig. 4. Layouts of UOz and MOX assemblies Fig. 5. Core A effective multiplication factor. Fig. 6. Core B effective... by rod peaking factors for the MOX assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . Fig. 12 Rod by rod peaking factors for the middle UO. assembly . . . Fig. 13. Rod by rod peaking factors for the corner UO assembly. . . . . . 30 . . . . . 3 1 . . . . . 32 Fig. 14...

Cowan, James Anthony

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

125

Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program Progress  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program Progress as part of the DOE Better Buildings Program.

126

Energy Benchmarking, Rating, and Disclosure for State Governments  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group fact sheet about energy benchmarking for state governments.

127

Spherical Pendulum, Actions, and Spin  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

To fill this gap, our research group has worked out energy surfaces in action variable representation, for a number of classical problems:? the Euler, Lagrange, and Kovalevskaya cases of rigid body dynamics,8-10 billiards in ellipsoids,11,12 and particle motion around point masses with Schwarzschild or Kerr metric as well as around two fixed centers. ... These tori are mirror images of each other under the spin transformation P. ...

Peter H. Richter; Holger R. Dullin; Holger Waalkens; Jan Wiersig

1996-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

128

Beyond Language Independent Object-Oriented Metrics: Model Independent Metrics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

@iam.unibe.ch Software Composition Group Universit´a di Berna, Svizzera St´ephane Ducasse ducasse@iam.unibe.ch Software Composition Group Universit´e de Berne, Suisse ABSTRACT Software Metrics have become essential in software engi- neering for several reasons, among which quality assessment and reengineering. In the context

Ducasse, Stéphane

129

On spherically symmetric metric satisfying the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Generally speaking, there is a negative kinetic energy term in the Lagrangian of the Einstein-Hilbert action of general relativity; On the other hand, the negative kinetic energy term can be vanished by designating a special coordinate system. For general spherically symmetric metric, the question that seeking special coordinate system that satisfies the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition is referred to solving a linear first-order partial differential equation. And then, we present a metric corresponding to the Reissner-Nordstrom solution that satisfies the positive kinetic energy coordinate condition. Finally, we discuss simply the case of the Tolman metric.

T. Mei

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

130

Common Carbon Metric | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Common Carbon Metric Common Carbon Metric Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Common Carbon Metric Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Implementation Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/Common-Carbon-Metric-for_Pilot_Testing_220410.p Common Carbon Metric Screenshot References: Common Carbon Metrics [1] "This paper is offered by the United Nations Environment Programme's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), a partnership between the UN and public and private stakeholders in the building sector, promoting sustainable building practices globally. The purpose of this

131

Lorentzian Metrics from Characteristic Surfaces  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The following issue is raised and discussed; when do families of foliations by hypersurfaces on a given four dimensional manifold become the null surfaces of some unknown, but to be determined, metric $g_{ab}(x)$? It follows from these results that one can use these surfaces as fundamental variables for GR.

Simonetta Frittelli; Carlos Kozameh; Ted Newman

1995-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

132

EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics | Department of Energy  

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

Corporate QA Performance Metrics EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics Quality Program Criteria Summary EM Corporate QA Performance Metrics More Documents & Publications QA Corporate...

133

METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

BUILDINGS Ruth Charney and Alexander Lytchak 0 of spaces satisfying CAT-inequalities are spherical and Euclidean buildings which come equipped with a natural piecewise spherical or Euclidean metric. Buildings also satisfy other nice metric properties

Charney, Ruth

134

Technical Workshop: Resilience Metrics for Energy Transmission...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Metrics J. Mark Drexel Presentation: Risk Assessment for Storm Hardening Anders Johnson Presentation: Natural Gas Transportation Resiliency Christina Sames Presentation:...

135

ATTACHMENT A PROJECT PERFORMANCE METRICS (DRAFT)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

metrics submission. The focus areas are: weather, climate change and variability, atmospheric compositionATTACHMENT A PROJECT PERFORMANCE METRICS (DRAFT) REASoN projects are required to collect and report on the metrics noted in Table A. These data will be reported from the projects on a monthly basis with six month

Christian, Eric

136

METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

METRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SPHERICAL AND EUCLIDEAN BUILDINGS Ruth Charney and Alexander Lytchak 0-inequalities are spherical and Euclidean buildings which come equipped with a natural piecewise spherical or Euclidean metric. Buildings also satisfy other nice metric properties. A spherical building X, for example, is easily seen

Charney, Ruth

137

Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD)  

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The Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD) collection of benchmarks was initiated in the early 1990 s. SINBAD is an international collaboration between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development s Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank (OECD/NEADB) and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SINBAD is a major attempt to compile experiments and corresponding computational models with the goal of preserving institutional knowledge and expertise that need to be handed down to future scientists. SINBAD is also a learning tool for university students and scientists who need to design experiments or gain expertise in modeling and simulation. The SINBAD database is currently divided into three categories fission, fusion, and accelerator benchmarks. Where possible, each experiment is described and analyzed using deterministic or probabilistic (Monte Carlo) radiation transport software.

Kirk, Bernadette Lugue [ORNL; Grove, Robert E [ORNL; Kodeli, I. [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Sartori, Enrico [ORNL; Gulliford, J. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Analysis of ANS LWR physics benchmark problems.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Various Monte Carlo and deterministic solutions to the three PWR Lattice Benchmark Problems recently defined by the ANS Ad Hoc Committee on Reactor Physics Benchmarks are presented. These solutions were obtained using the VIM continuous-energy Monte Carlo code and the DIF3D/WIMS-D4M code package implemented at the Argonne National Laboratory. The code results for the K{sub eff} and relative pin power distribution are compared to measured values. Additionally, code results for the three benchmark-prescribed infinite lattice configurations are also intercompared. The results demonstrate that the codes produce very good estimates of both the K{sub eff} and power distribution for the critical core and the lattice parameters of the infinite lattice configuration.

Taiwo, T. A.

1998-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

139

Argonne TTRDC - APRF - Research Activities - Benchmarking PHEVs  

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APRF Research Activities: Benchmarking of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) Argonne engineer Mike Duoba Engineer Mike Duoba evaluates a vehicle in Argonne's APRF. Now that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are emerging, it is important to test, characterize and benchmark the wide variety of PHEV designs and control strategies. In the APRF, engineers benchmark PHEVs by combining testing and data analysis to characterize the vehicles' efficiency, performance, and emissions. The vehicles are evaluated over many cycles to find control strategies under a variety of operating conditions. Argonne researchers test PHEVs over cold-start and hot-start urban dynamometer driving schedule (UDDS) and highway cycles in both charge-depletion and charge-sustaining operation. Full-charge tests, as

140

Multi-Metric Sustainability Analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A readily accessible framework that allows for evaluating impacts and comparing tradeoffs among factors in energy policy, expansion planning, and investment decision making is lacking. Recognizing this, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) funded an exploration of multi-metric sustainability analysis (MMSA) to provide energy decision makers with a means to make more comprehensive comparisons of energy technologies. The resulting MMSA tool lets decision makers simultaneously compare technologies and potential deployment locations.

Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.; Macknick, J.; Mann, M.; Pless, J.; Munoz, D.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Performance Metrics Tiers | Department of Energy  

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Performance Metrics Tiers Performance Metrics Tiers Performance Metrics Tiers The performance metrics defined by the Commercial Buildings Integration Program offer different tiers of information to address the needs of various users. On this page you will find information about the various goals users are trying to achieve by using performance metrics and the tiers of metrics. Goals in Measuring Performance Many individuals and groups are involved with a building over its lifetime, and all have different interests in and requirements for the building. Although these interests differ, the value in using metrics reflects a small number of driving factors: Controlling energy costs and energy consumption Minimizing environmental impacts Enhancing the image through marketing Improving load forecasting, energy management, and reliability.

142

Benchmarking Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Science, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 ... deterministic simulation based on solving the equations (for example, ... most ambitious work in this direction [7] is a comparison of six derivative-free optimization ...... [5] Elizabeth D. Dolan and Jorge J. Mor, Benchmarking optimization software.

2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

143

Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques for External Portfolios  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document contains the transcript for the Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques webinar, held on April 25, 2013.

144

Empirical verification of a mathematical model for measuring the required reduction in process variation to achieve Six-Sigma quality benchmarks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The measurement and reduction of process variation are recognised in both Total Quality Management and Six-Sigma Strategy as critical drivers of systematic process improvement. However, there exists no systematic computational procedure for measuring the reduction in variation that is required to move a process from a current sigma measure to the Six-Sigma metric. The current Six-Sigma practice simply applies the DMAIC process to compute process sigma metrics, define and launch projects that will simply reduce process variation and measure and compare the resultant sigma measures to the Six-Sigma benchmark, after-the-fact. This paper introduces and empirically evaluates a mathematical model for exactly computing in advance of the specification and launch of improvement projects, the Required Reduction in Process Variation (RRPV) that will drive a process to perform at the Six-Sigma benchmark.

Eisenhower C. Etienne

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2  

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WASHINGTON Following the one year mark since the release of the Presidents Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. today announced a major milestone, successfully capturing more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the hydrogen-production facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

146

Comparing Resource Adequacy Metrics: Preprint  

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As the penetration of variable generation (wind and solar) increases around the world, there is an accompanying growing interest and importance in accurately assessing the contribution that these resources can make toward planning reserve. This contribution, also known as the capacity credit or capacity value of the resource, is best quantified by using a probabilistic measure of overall resource adequacy. In recognizing the variable nature of these renewable resources, there has been interest in exploring the use of reliability metrics other than loss of load expectation. In this paper, we undertake some comparisons using data from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council in the western United States.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Action Items  

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ACTION ITEMS ACTION ITEMS Presentation to the DOE High Level Waste Corporate Board July 29, 2009 Kurt Gerdes Office of Waste Processing DOE-EM Office of Engineering & Technology 2 ACTION ITEMS Action Item Status * Approve Performance Assessment Community of Practice Charter * Charter approved 13 July 2009 by majority vote of Board (balloting conducted by e- mail). * Report on first Performance Assessment Community of Practice meeting * Meeting held on 13-14 July 2009. Report by David Kosson, PhD, Vanderbilt University and CRESP * Update of Tank Waste Corporate Board Charter to include changes resulting from changes in Office of Environmental Management * In progress (pending completion of any reorganization) * Update of Performance Assessment Community of Practice Charter to include

148

Effective Action of Domain Wall Networks  

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U(Nc) gauge theory with Nf fundamental scalars admits BPS junctions of domain walls. When the networks/webs of these walls contain loops, their size moduli give localized massless modes. We construct Kahler potential of their effective action. In the large size limit Kahler metric is well approximated by kinetic energy of walls and junctions, which is understood in terms of tropical geometry. Kahler potential can be expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions which are useful to understand small size behavior. Even when the loop shrinks, the metric is regular with positive curvature. Moduli space of a single triangle loop has a geometry between a cone and a cigar.

Minoru Eto; Toshiaki Fujimori; Takayuki Nagashima; Muneto Nitta; Keisuke Ohashi; Norisuke Sakai

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure, track, and benchmark | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Measure, track, and benchmark Measure, track, and benchmark Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants

150

Wildlife toxicity extrapolations: Dose metric  

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Ecotoxicological assessments must rely on the extrapolation of toxicity data from a few indicator species to many species of concern. Data are available from laboratory studies (e.g., quail, mallards, rainbow trout, fathead minnow) and some planned or serendipitous field studies of a broader, but by no means comprehensive, suite of species. Yet all ecological risk assessments begin with an estimate of risk based on information gleaned from the literature. One is then confronted with the necessity of extrapolating toxicity information from a limited number of indicator species to all organisms of interest. This is a particularly acute problem when trying to estimate hazards to wildlife in terrestrial systems as there is an extreme paucity of data for most chemicals in all but a handful of species. This section continues the debate by six panelists of the ``correct`` approach for determining wildlife toxicity thresholds by examining which dose metric to use for threshold determination and interspecific extrapolation, Since wild animals are exposed to environmental contaminants primarily through ingestion, should threshold values be expressed as amount of chemical in the diet (e.g., ppm) or as a body weight-adjusted dose (mg/kg/day)? Which of these two approaches is most relevant for ecological risk assessment decision making? Which is best for interspecific extrapolations? Converting from one metric to the other can compound uncertainty if the actual consumption rates of a species is unknown. How should this be dealt with? Is it of sufficient magnitude to be of concern?

Fairbrother, A. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States); Berg, M. van den [Univ. of Utrecht (Netherlands). Research Inst. of Toxicology

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

151

Gravitational lensing in metric theories of gravity  

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Gravitational lensing in metric theories of gravity is discussed. I introduce a generalized approximate metric element, inclusive of both post-post-Newtonian contributions and a gravitomagnetic field. Following Fermats principle and standard hypotheses, I derive the time delay function and deflection angle caused by an isolated mass distribution. Several astrophysical systems are considered. In most of the cases, the gravitomagnetic correction offers the best perspectives for an observational detection. Actual measurements distinguish only marginally different metric theories from each other.

Mauro Sereno

2003-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Central Plant, Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: industrial-energy.lbl.gov/node/100 Cost: Free Language: English References: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool [1] Logo: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool (BEST) is an Excel-based spreadsheet energy analysis tool developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool (BEST) is an Excel-based spreadsheet energy analysis tool developed by Lawrence Berkeley National

153

Defining a Standard Metric for Electricity Savings  

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1991. The Potential for Electricity Efficiency Improvementswww.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/page/eia860.html>. FigureA STANDARD METRIC FOR ELECTRICITY SAVINGS Jonathan Koomey*,

Koomey, Jonathan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management  

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Measuring Performance and Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy Committee for Oversight and Assessment of U.S. Department of Energy Project Management Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. www.nap.edu THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the

155

Benchmark On Sensitivity Calculation (Phase III)  

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The sensitivities of the keff eigenvalue to neutron cross sections have become commonly used in similarity studies and as part of the validation algorithm for criticality safety assessments. To test calculations of the sensitivity coefficients, a benchmark study (Phase III) has been established by the OECD-NEA/WPNCS/EG UACSA (Expert Group on Uncertainty Analysis for Criticality Safety Assessment). This paper presents some sensitivity results generated by the benchmark participants using various computational tools based upon different computational methods: SCALE/TSUNAMI-3D and -1D, MONK, APOLLO2-MORET 5, DRAGON-SUSD3D and MMKKENO. The study demonstrates the performance of the tools. It also illustrates how model simplifications impact the sensitivity results and demonstrates the importance of 'implicit' (self-shielding) sensitivities. This work has been a useful step towards verification of the existing and developed sensitivity analysis methods.

Ivanova, Tatiana [IRSN; Laville, Cedric [IRSN; Dyrda, James [Atomic Weapons Establishment; Mennerdahl, Dennis [E. Mennerdahl Systems; Golovko, Yury [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Raskach, Kirill [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Tsiboulia, Anatoly [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE), Obninsk, Russia; Lee, Gil Soo [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS); Woo, Sweng-Woong [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS); Bidaud, Adrien [Labratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmolo-gie (LPSC); Patel, Amrit [NRC; Bledsoe, Keith C [ORNL; Rearden, Bradley T [ORNL; Gulliford, J. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Optimal quantum control using randomized benchmarking  

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We present a method for optimizing quantum control in experimental systems, using a subset of randomized benchmarking measurements to rapidly infer error. This is demonstrated to improve single- and two-qubit gates, minimize gate bleedthrough, where a gate mechanism can cause errors on subsequent gates, and identify control crosstalk in superconducting qubits. This method is able to correct parameters to where control errors no longer dominate, and is suitable for automated and closed-loop optimization of experimental systems.

J. Kelly; R. Barends; B. Campbell; Y. Chen; Z. Chen; B. Chiaro; A. Dunsworth; A. G. Fowler; I. -C. Hoi; E. Jeffrey; A. Megrant; J. Mutus; C. Neill; P. J. J. O`Malley; C. Quintana; P. Roushan; D. Sank; A. Vainsencher; J. Wenner; T. C. White; A. N. Cleland; John M. Martinis

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Benchmarking & Energy Master Planning in Schools  

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We change the way people use energy Benchmarking & Energy Master Planning in Schools ESL-KT-14-11-03 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Project implementation barriers ? Obtaining management commitment... and identify funding opportunities 2 Copyright 2013 CLEAResult. All rights reserved. ESL-KT-14-11-03 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 SCORE/CitySmart program overview ? Financial Incentives ? No Cost services...

Bronk, S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Issues and Challenges in Energy Benchmarking  

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long received management and technical attention because energy is the largest operating expense for petroleum refmeries and many chemical plants. Energy Is Largest Operating Expense Refining US Europe Asia Worldwide Olefins Percent 41 36... chemicals, which permits comparison of olefm plants with widely different feedstocks and product yields. We benchmark energy consumption in refining using a methodology that sets energy consumption standards for each of the many refining processes...

Birchfield, G. S.

159

Benchmark problems for repository siting models  

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This report describes benchmark problems to test computer codes used in siting nuclear waste repositories. Analytical solutions, field problems, and hypothetical problems are included. Problems are included for the following types of codes: ground-water flow in saturated porous media, heat transport in saturated media, ground-water flow in saturated fractured media, heat and solute transport in saturated porous media, solute transport in saturated porous media, solute transport in saturated fractured media, and solute transport in unsaturated porous media.

Ross, B.; Mercer, J.W.; Thomas, S.D.; Lester, B.H.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Normalization of Process Safety Metrics  

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D ........................................................................................................... 90 APPENDIX E ............................................................................................................ 98 VITA... are usually more than the product of workforce numbers and the work hours per worker. This action certainly degrades the precision of normalized incident rates. Moreover, this denominator only reflects limited and unspecified process information. New...

Wang, Mengtian

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Integrating local action elements for action analysis  

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In this paper, we propose a framework for human action analysis from video footage. A video action sequence in our perspective is a dynamic structure of sparse local spatial-temporal patches termed action elements, so the problems of action analysis ... Keywords: Action classification, Action distance function, Action matching, Action retrieval, Generalized Hough Transform, Implicit Shape Model, Multi-dimensional density estimation, Sparse Bayesian classifier, Spatial temporal feature

Tuan Hue Thi; Li Cheng; Jian Zhang; Li Wang; Shinichi Satoh

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE  

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE DMITRY JAKOBSON, NIKOLAI NADIRASHVILI extremal metrics. The only known extremal metrics are a round sphere, a standard projective plane, a Clifford torus and an equilateral torus. We construct an extremal metric on a Klein bottle. It is a metric

Leclercq, Remi

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE  

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EXTREMAL METRIC FOR THE FIRST EIGENVALUE ON A KLEIN BOTTLE DMITRY JAKOBSON, NIKOLAI NADIRASHVILI extremal metrics. The only known extremal metrics are a round sphere, a standard projective plane, a Cli#11;ord torus and an equilateral torus. We construct an extremal metric on a Klein bottle. It is a metric

Jakobson, Dmitry

164

Channel Coding Diversity with Mismatched Decoding Metrics  

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1 Channel Coding Diversity with Mismatched Decoding Metrics Trung Thanh Nguyen, Student Member diversity with general decoding metrics in terms of the gener- alized mutual information (GMI). We show of weather-induced fading scenarios where the quality of a single (either FSO or RF) channel could

Lampe, Lutz

165

Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices  

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A smart grid uses digital power control and communication technology to improve the reliability, security, flexibility, and efficiency of the electric system, from large generation through the delivery systems to electricity consumers and a growing number of distributed generation and storage resources. To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived from the National Energy Technology Laboratory Modern Grid Strategy. The Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report defines and examines 21 metrics that collectively provide insight into the grids capacity to embody these characteristics. This appendix presents papers covering each of the 21 metrics identified in Section 2.1 of the Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report. These metric papers were prepared in advance of the main body of the report and collectively form its informational backbone.

Balducci, Patrick J.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Clements, Samuel L.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Kirkham, Harold; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Smith, David L.; Weimar, Mark R.; Gardner, Chris; Varney, Jeff

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Development of a California commercial building benchmarking database  

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Building energy benchmarking is a useful starting point for commercial building owners and operators to target energy savings opportunities. There are a number of tools and methods for benchmarking energy use. Benchmarking based on regional data can provides more relevant information for California buildings than national tools such as Energy Star. This paper discusses issues related to benchmarking commercial building energy use and the development of Cal-Arch, a building energy benchmarking database for California. Currently Cal-Arch uses existing survey data from California's Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), a largely underutilized wealth of information collected by California's major utilities. Doe's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is used by a similar tool, Arch, and by a number of other benchmarking tools. Future versions of Arch/Cal-Arch will utilize additional data sources including modeled data and individual buildings to expand the database.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2002-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

167

Can an inhomogeneous metric be detected with the baryonic acoustic oscillation peak?  

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The scalar averaging approach to cosmology interprets dark energy as the growth of average, void-dominated, negative spatial curvature during the virialisation epoch, leaving the metric a priori unspecified, while models with a Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) metric assume comoving spatial rigidity of metrical properties. The former predicts that voids are hyperbolic and that superclusters occupy positively curved space, and that a best-fit metric should be close to the void case modelled as a constant-curvature metric on a given time slice. Thus, comoving separations near superclusters should be compressed in comparison to the homogeneous case. We demonstrate this by measuring the two-point auto-correlation function on comoving scales in order to detect shifts in the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) peak location for Large Red Galaxy (LRG) pairs of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7. In tangential directions, subsets of pairs overlapping with superclusters or voids show the BAO peak. The tangential BAO peak location for overlap with Nadathur & Hotchkiss superclusters is 4.3\\pm1.6 Mpc/h less than that for LRG pairs unselected for supercluster overlap, and 6.6\\pm2.8 Mpc/h less than that of the complementary pairs. Liivamagi et al. superclusters give corresponding differences of 3.7\\pm2.9 Mpc/h and 6.3\\pm2.6 Mpc/h, respectively. We have found moderately significant evidence (Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests suggest very significant evidence) that the BAO peak location for supercluster-overlapping pairs is compressed by about 6% compared to that of the complementary sample, providing a potential challenge to FLRW models and a benchmark for predictions from backreaction models.

Boudewijn F. Roukema; Thomas Buchert; Jan J. Ostrowski; Martin J. France

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

168

Manufacturers' View on Benchmarking and Disclosure  

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Association of Electrical and Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers Manufacturing Solutions for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Patrick Hughes Policy Director, High Performance Buildings National Electrical Manufacturers Association The Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers What is NEMA? The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers Which policies encourage energy efficiency in buildings? Energy Savings Performance Contracts Tax Incentives Shaheen- Portman Benchmarking and Disclosure Bullitt Center Seattle, Washington The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers Energy Savings Performance Contracts ESPCs pay for efficiency upgrades with

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Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance | ENERGY  

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Industrial energy management Industrial energy management » Measure, track, and benchmark » Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Tools for benchmarking energy management practices

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Transcript of March 28, 2013, TAP webinar titled Internal Benchmarking...  

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agency. Typically we started with each agency's financial office, providing expenditure reports for invoices coded to energy. From U.S. DOE TAP Webinar Internal Benchmarking...

171

Optimization Online - CBLIB 2014: A benchmark library for conic ...  

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Mar 10, 2014 ... Abstract: The Conic Benchmark Library (CBLIB 2014) is a collection of more than a hundred conic optimization instances under a free and...

Henrik A. Friberg

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

172

Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab Benchmarking - Level 2 (in-depth...  

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Evaluation Meeting vss031rask2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab Benchmarking - Level 2 (in-depth) Advanced Technology Vehicle Lab...

173

Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark  

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M. Wagner (PI) Paul H. Chambon (Presenter) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Light-Duty Lean GDI Vehicle Technology Benchmark This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

174

EISA Section 432: Federal Facility Management and Benchmarking...  

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for how these activities fit into the comprehensive approach to facility energy and water management, as outlined by the statute. Federal Building Energy Use Benchmarking...

175

Benchmarking State-of-the-Art Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Technologies Benchmarking State-of-the-Art Technologies 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Benchmark Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics for Lean NOx Traps...  

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Benchmark Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics for Lean NOx Traps Development of Chemical Kinetic Models for Lean NOx Traps Modeling the Regeneration Chemistry of Lean NOx Traps...

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State Energy Program Goals, Metrics, and History | Department...  

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State Energy Program Goals, Metrics, and History State Energy Program Goals, Metrics, and History The mission of the State Energy Program (SEP) is to provide leadership to maximize...

178

Computational Thermochemistry and Benchmarking of Reliable Methods  

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During the first and second years of the Computational Thermochemistry and Benchmarking of Reliable Methods project, we completed several studies using the parallel computing capabilities of the NWChem software and Molecular Science Computing Facility (MSCF), including large-scale density functional theory (DFT), second-order Moeller-Plesset (MP2) perturbation theory, and CCSD(T) calculations. During the third year, we continued to pursue the computational thermodynamic and benchmarking studies outlined in our proposal. With the issues affecting the robustness of the coupled cluster part of NWChem resolved, we pursued studies of the heats-of-formation of compounds containing 5 to 7 first- and/or second-row elements and approximately 10 to 14 hydrogens. The size of these systems, when combined with the large basis sets (cc-pVQZ and aug-cc-pVQZ) that are necessary for extrapolating to the complete basis set limit, creates a formidable computational challenge, for which NWChem on NWMPP1 is well suited.

Feller, David F.; Dixon, David A.; Dunning, Thom H.; Dupuis, Michel; McClemore, Doug; Peterson, Kirk A.; Xantheas, Sotiris S.; Bernholdt, David E.; Windus, Theresa L.; Chalasinski, Grzegorz; Fosada, Rubicelia; Olguim, Jorge; Dobbs, Kerwin D.; Frurip, Donald; Stevens, Walter J.; Rondan, Nelson; Chase, Jared M.; Nichols, Jeffrey A.

2006-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

179

Thermodynamics using p4-improved staggered fermion action on QCDOC  

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We present an exploratory study of the thermodynamics of $N_f=3$ QCD with an improved staggered fermions using the QCDOC supercomputer. We use a p4 action with MILC-style smeared links (Fat 7). Some details of the implementation of the p4 action on QCDOC are discussed and performance benchmarks are given. We show preliminary results for the quark mass dependence of the pseudo-critical temperature $T_c$ from several lattice volumes . We also make a comparison between p4fat7 and the old p4 action.

Chulwoo Jung

2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

180

Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

After establishing a goal and assessing the rules, roles, and tools, Federal agencies can develop an action plan (select the strategies that will be implemented over time to achieve and maintain energy and sustainability goals). This action plan should target specific audiences with tailored strategies and take into account the need to review and revise strategies in the long-term. The action plan must include appropriate metrics and regular measurement. Remember that planning useful efficiency and sustainability evaluation is necessary before an organization begins to implement an action plan.

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181

An international land-biosphere model benchmarking activity for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)  

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The need to capture important climate feedbacks in general circulation models (GCMs) has resulted in efforts to include atmospheric chemistry and land and ocean biogeochemistry into the next generation of production climate models, called Earth System Models (ESMs). While many terrestrial and ocean carbon models have been coupled to GCMs, recent work has shown that such models can yield a wide range of results (Friedlingstein et al., 2006). This work suggests that a more rigorous set of global offline and partially coupled experiments, along with detailed analyses of processes and comparisons with measurements, are needed. The Carbon-Land Model Intercomparison Project (C-LAMP) was designed to meet this need by providing a simulation protocol and model performance metrics based upon comparisons against best-available satellite- and ground-based measurements (Hoffman et al., 2007). Recently, a similar effort in Europe, called the International Land Model Benchmark (ILAMB) Project, was begun to assess the performance of European land surface models. These two projects will now serve as prototypes for a proposed international land-biosphere model benchmarking activity for those models participating in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Initially used for model validation for terrestrial biogeochemistry models in the NCAR Community Land Model (CLM), C-LAMP incorporates a simulation protocol for both offline and partially coupled simulations using a prescribed historical trajectory of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Models are confronted with data through comparisons against AmeriFlux site measurements, MODIS satellite observations, NOAA Globalview flask records, TRANSCOM inversions, and Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) site measurements. Both sets of experiments have been performed using two different terrestrial biogeochemistry modules coupled to the CLM version 3 in the Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3): the CASA model of Fung, et al., and the carbon-nitrogen (CN) model of Thornton. Comparisons of the CLM3 offline results against observational datasets have been performed and are described in Randerson et al. (2009). CLM version 4 has been evaluated using C-LAMP, showing improvement in many of the metrics. Efforts are now underway to initiate a Nitrogen-Land Model Intercomparison Project (N-LAMP) to better constrain the effects of the nitrogen cycle in biosphere models. Presented will be new results from C-LAMP for CLM4, initial N-LAMP developments, and the proposed land-biosphere model benchmarking activity.

Hoffman, Forrest M [ORNL; Randerson, James T [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Bonan, Gordon [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Erickson III, David J [ORNL; Fung, Inez [University of California, Berkeley

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Efficiency  

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Page 1 Page 1 Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency Global Taskforce Reaches Agreement on Measurement Protocols for PUE - Continues Discussion of Additional Energy Efficiency Metrics February 28th, 2011 The data center has become an increasingly important part of most business operations in the twenty-first century. With escalating demand and rising energy prices, it is essential for the owners and operators of these mission critical facilities to assess and improve their performance with energy efficiency metrics. However, even with the global presence of many companies, these metrics are often not applied consistently at a global level. To address these inconsistencies, a group of global leaders has been meeting regularly to agree

183

Geodesic completeness of diagonal $G_2$ metrics  

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In this talk a sufficient condition for a diagonal orthogonally transitive cylindrical $G_2$ metric to be geodesically complete is given. The condition is weak enough to comprise all known diagonal perfect fluid cosmological models that are non-singular.

L. Fernndez-Jambrina

2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

184

Spatial Error Metrics for Oceanographic Model Verification  

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A common problem with modern numerical oceanographic models is spatial displacement, including misplacement and misshapenness of ocean circulation features. Traditional error metrics, such as least squares methods, are ineffective in many such ...

Sean B. Ziegeler; James D. Dykes; Jay F. Shriver

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

CS 537: Software Metrics Students will  

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measurements. Demonstrate the knowledge of software metrics. Demonstrate the knowledge of using software the knowledge of statistical analysis in software measurement. Demonstrate the knowledge of developing and calibrating predication systems. Demonstrate the knowledge of developing and maintaining a measurement program

Heller, Barbara

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Microsoft Word - QER Resilience Metrics - Technical Workshp ...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

on developing a long-term roadmap on resilience metrics for electric power, gas, and oil infrastructure and their proposed uses. Location The session will be held on be held...

187

Clean Cities Annual Metrics Report 2009 (Revised)  

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Document provides Clean Cities coalition metrics about the use of alternative fuels; the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and idle reduction initiatives; fuel economy activities; and programs to reduce vehicle miles driven.

Johnson, C.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Generalization Of The Gross-Perry Metrics  

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A class of SO(n+1) symmetric solutions of the (N+n+1)-dimensional Einstein equations is found. It contains 5-dimensional metrics of Gross and Perry and Millward.

M. Jakimowicz; J. Tafel

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

189

Physical metric and the nature of gravity  

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A physical metric is defined as one which gives a measurable speed of light throughout the whole space time continuum. It will be shown that a metric which satisfies the condition that speed of light on the spherical direction is that in a vacuum gives a correct result. All the metric functions thus obtained are positive definite and exhibits a repulsive force at short distances. The horizon in the sense of vanishing of the speed of light still exists in the radial direction. It is located at 2.60 times of the Schwarzschild radius. This radius corresponds to the size of a black hole, as well as the photon sphere radius. The metric can be used to calculate general relativistic predictions in higher order for any process.

Yukio Tomozawa

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Physical metric and the nature of gravity  

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A physical metric is defined as one which gives a measurable speed of light throughout the whole space time continuum. It will be shown that a metric which satisfies the condition that speed of light on the spherical direction is that in a vacuum gives a correct result. All the metric functions thus obtained are positive definite and exhibits a repulsive force at short distances. The horizon in the sense of vanishing of the speed of light still exists in the radial direction. It is located at 2.60 times of the Schwarzschild radius. This radius corresponds to the size of a black hole, as well as the photon sphere radius. The metric can be used to calculate general relativistic predictions in higher order for any process.

Tomozawa, Yukio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better GP benchmarks: community survey results and proposals  

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We present the results of a community survey regarding genetic programming benchmark practices. Analysis shows broad consensus that improvement is needed in problem selection and experimental rigor. While views expressed in the survey dissuade us from ... Keywords: Benchmarks, Community survey, Genetic programming

David R. White; James Mcdermott; Mauro Castelli; Luca Manzoni; Brian W. Goldman; Gabriel Kronberger; Wojciech Ja?kowski; Una-May O'Reilly; Sean Luke

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DCSP Benchmark and a Network Performance Measurement Environment  

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to system design, system comparison and selection, and system tuning/optimization. Tradi­ tional performance evaluation techniques include an­ alytic modeling, simulation, and benchmarking (per­ formance measurement yield an extensive problem domain. From the standpoint of LAN benchmarking and performance comparison

Dujmovic, Jozo J.

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AN ENERGY BENCHMARK FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES ON WIRELESS SENSOR NODES  

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AN ENERGY BENCHMARK FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES ON WIRELESS SENSOR NODES S. Brown*, C.J. Sreenan *Dept, Modelling, Energy, Benchmark. Abstract Energy consumption is arguably the key factor in the design not consume a significant fraction of a WSN's energy reserve; also, the required consumption must be known

Sreenan, Cormac J.

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Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices | Open  

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Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Industry Topics: Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.esmap.org/esmap/sites/esmap.org/files/P115793_Energy%20Efficient%2 Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tool and Benchmarking Practices Screenshot References: EE Cities[1] Overview "Energy Efficient Cities: Assessment Tools and Benchmarking Practices has been developed from a careful review of selected papers presented during two ESMAP-sponsored sessions at the fifth World Bank Urban Research

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Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis |  

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Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis Benchmarking Buildings to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis October 7, 2013 - 10:54am Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 2 When actual energy use by building type is known, benchmarking the performance of those buildings to industry averages can help establish those with greatest opportunities for GHG reduction. Energy intensity can be used as a basis for benchmarking by building type and can be calculated using actual energy use, representative buildings, or available average estimates from agency energy records. Energy intensity should be compared to industry averages, such as the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) or an agency specific metered sample by location. When a program has access to metered data or representative building data,

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Developing a Web-based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories  

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Developing a Web-based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories Developing a Web-based Benchmarking Tool for Laboratories Speaker(s): Mayank Singh Date: November 22, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Dale Sartor (The EETD Applications Team includes: Satish Kumar, Paul Mathew, Dale Sartor, and Mayank Singh.) Developers of benchmarking tools are confronted with some common issues and some unique challenges. This presentation will describe the challenges faced by us while developing a web-based benchmarking tool for laboratories. Attributes such as the i) analytical and data visualization capability, and ii) flexibility and usability of the tool are common to any benchmarking effort. The various classification scheme and categories of laboratories, each with its own energy signature, posed a design challenge both for the database as well as data input forms,

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Review of National and California Benchmarking Methods  

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Review of California and National Methods for Review of California and National Methods for Energy-Performance Benchmarking of Commercial Buildings Nance E. Matson and Mary Ann Piette Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 5 th , 2005 LBNL No. 57364 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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Shielding integral benchmark archive and database (SINBAD)  

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The shielding integral benchmark archive and database (SINBAD) collection of experiments descriptions was initiated in the early 1990s. SINBAD is an international collaboration between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank (OECD/NEADB) and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). SINBAD was designed to compile experiments and corresponding computational models with the goal of preserving institutional knowledge and expertise that need to be handed down to future scientists. SINBAD can serve as a learning tool for university students and scientists who need to design experiments or gain expertise in modeling and simulation. The SINBAD database is currently divided into three categories - fission, fusion, and accelerator experiments. Many experiments are described and analyzed using deterministic or stochastic (Monte Carlo) radiation transport software. The nuclear cross sections also play an important role as they are necessary in performing computational analysis. (authors)

Kirk, B.L.; Grove, R.E. [Radiation Safety Information Computational Center RSICC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6171 (United States); Kodeli, I. [Josef Stefan Inst., Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Gulliford, J.; Sartori, E. [OECD NEA Data Bank, Bd des Iles, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FRIB driver linac vacuum model and benchmarks  

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Abstract The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a superconducting heavy-ion linear accelerator that is to produce rare isotopes far from stability for low energy nuclear science. In order to achieve this, its driver linac needs to achieve a very high beam current (up to 400kW beam power), and this requirement makes vacuum levels of critical importance. Vacuum calculations have been carried out to verify that the vacuum system design meets the requirements. The modeling procedure was benchmarked by comparing models of an existing facility against measurements. In this paper, we present an overview of the methods used for FRIB vacuum calculations and simulation results for some interesting sections of the accelerator.

Bojan Durickovic; Paul Gibson; Roberto Kersevan; Guillaume Machicoane

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iterative springback compensation of NUMISHEET benchmark ?1  

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Upon unloading after the forming stage a sheet metal product will spring back due to internal stresses. Springback is a major problem for process?planning engineers. In industrial practise deformations due to springback are compensated manually by doing extensive measurements on prototype parts and altering the tool geometry by hand. This is a time consuming and costly operation. In this paper the application of two compensation algorithms based on the finite element simulation of the forming process are discussed. The smooth displacement adjustment (SDA) method and the springforward (SF) method have been applied to several industrial products such as the NUMISHEET 2005 benchmark?1. With the SDA method successful compensations have been carried out. For the SF method some principal problems remain.

R. A. Lingbeek; J. Hutink; S. Ohnimus; J. Weiher

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Develop an Institutional Change Action  

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Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle After establishing a goal and assessing the rules, roles, and tools, Federal agencies can develop an action plan (select the strategies that will be implemented over time to achieve and maintain energy and sustainability goals). This action plan should target specific audiences with tailored strategies and take into account the need to review and revise strategies in the long-term. The action plan must include appropriate metrics and regular measurement. Remember that planning useful efficiency and sustainability evaluation is necessary before an organization begins to implement an action plan.

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Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability | Department  

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Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability Develop an Institutional Change Action Plan for Sustainability October 8, 2013 - 11:50am Addthis Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle After establishing a goal and assessing the rules, roles, and tools, Federal agencies can develop an action plan (select the strategies that will be implemented over time to achieve and maintain energy and sustainability goals). This action plan should target specific audiences with tailored strategies and take into account the need to review and revise strategies in the long-term. The action plan must include appropriate metrics and regular

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Radcalc for Windows validation and benchmark study  

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Radcalc for Windows, version 2.01 (Radcalc), is a software program developed by Waste Management Federal Services, Inc., Northwest Operations for the US Department of Energy. It is used to generate selected transportation and packaging data necessary for the shipment of radioactive waste materials. Among its applications are the classification of waste per US Department of Transportation regulations, the calculation of heat and daughter products generated as a result of radioactive decay, and the calculation of the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas. The Radcalc program has been extensively tested and validated by comparison of each Radcalc algorithm to hand calculations. An opportunity to benchmark Radcalc hydrogen gas generation calculations to experimental data arose when the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (REFETS) residue stabilization program collected hydrogen gas generation data to determine compliance with requirements for shipment of waste in the TRUPACT-II. Previously, Radcalc had been benchmarked to residue/waste drums tested at RFETS containing contaminated solid inorganic materials in plastic bags. In this paper Radcalc is compared with data collected for contaminated solid organic waste. The contamination is predominantly due to plutonium and americium isotopes. The information provided by RFETS includes decay heat, hydrogen gas generation rates, calculated hydrogen G{sub eff} values (molecules of hydrogen formed per 100-eV decay heat energy released), and waste material. Radcalc cases are run using RFETS G{sub eff} values, TRUPACT-II G values, and dose-dependent G values. Work on calculating the radiolytic production of hydrogen gas and related increase in package pressure has also been performed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in support of efforts to ship nuclear materials in the 9975 package. The calculations made at SRS are contained in an Excel spreadsheet. The SRS model has been compared with experimental data collected at SRS and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

McFadden, J.G.; Knepp, J.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation information regarding Sandia National Laboratories%3CU%2B2019%3E trinity capability improvement metric.  

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Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory each selected a representative simulation code to be used as a performance benchmark for the Trinity Capability Improvement Metric. Sandia selected SIERRA Low Mach Module: Nalu, which is a uid dynamics code that solves many variable-density, acoustically incompressible problems of interest spanning from laminar to turbulent ow regimes, since it is fairly representative of implicit codes that have been developed under ASC. The simulations for this metric were performed on the Cielo Cray XE6 platform during dedicated application time and the chosen case utilized 131,072 Cielo cores to perform a canonical turbulent open jet simulation within an approximately 9-billion-elementunstructured- hexahedral computational mesh. This report will document some of the results from these simulations as well as provide instructions to perform these simulations for comparison.

Agelastos, Anthony Michael; Lin, Paul T.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting (Presentation)  

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This presentation proposes a suite of metrics for evaluating the performance of solar power forecasting.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H.; Banunarayanan, V.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Metamodel-Based Design of Software Metrics  

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Metric values can be used in order to compare and evaluate software entities, find defects, and predict quality. For some programming languages there are much more known metrics than for others. It would be helpful, if one could use existing metrics ... Keywords: Data model, Measure, Metamodel, Metric, Object-relational database, Reusability, UML

Erki Eessaar

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toxicological benchmarks for screening potential contaminants of concern for effects on aquatic biota: 1996 revision  

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This report presents potential screening benchmarks for protection of aquatic life form contaminants in water. Because there is no guidance for screening for benchmarks, a set of alternative benchmarks is presented herein. This report presents the alternative benchmarks for chemicals that have been detected on the Oak Ridge Reservation. It also presents the data used to calculate the benchmarks and the sources of the data. It compares the benchmarks and discusses their relative conservatism and utility. Also included is the updates of benchmark values where appropriate, new benchmark values, secondary sources are replaced by primary sources, and a more complete documentation of the sources and derivation of all values are presented.

Suter, G.W. II [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Tsao, C.L. [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). School of the Environment] [Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). School of the Environment

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aer6 benchmark problem Sample Search Results  

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Madeira Philip Koopman Summary: Dependability Benchmarking: making choices in an n-dimensional problem space Henrique Madeira... benchmarking problem and presents basic...

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Annex A Metrics for the Smart Grid System Report  

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Annex A Annex A Metrics for the Smart Grid System Report A.iii Table of Contents Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... A.1 Metric #1: The Fraction of Customers and Total Load Served by Real-Time Pricing, Critical Peak Pricing, and Time-of-Use Pricing ........................................................................................ A.2 Metric #2: Real-Time System Operations Data Sharing ...................................................................... A.9 Metric #3: Standard Distributed Resource Connection Policies .......................................................... A.18 Metric #4: Regulatory Recovery for Smart Grid Investments ............................................................. A.23

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center Infrastructure Systems  

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Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Researchwork was supported by the New York State Energy Research and

Mathew, Paul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flowing Liquid Crystal Simulating the Schwarzschild Metric  

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We show how to simulate the equatorial section of the Schwarzschild metric through a flowing liquid crystal in its nematic phase. Inside a liquid crystal in the nematic phase, a traveling light ray feels an effective metric, whose properties are linked to perpendicular and parallel refractive indexes, $n_o$ e $n_e$ respectively, of the rod-like molecule of the liquid crystal. As these indexes depend on the scalar order parameter of the liquid crystal, the Beris-Edwards hydrodynamic theory is used to connect the order parameter with the velocity of a liquid crystal flow at each point. This way we calculate a radial velocity profile that simulates the equatorial section of the Schwarzschild metric, in the region outside of Schwarzschild's radius, in the nematic phase of the liquid crystal. In our model, the higher flow velocity can be of the order of some meters per second.

Erms R. Pereira; Fernando Moraes

2010-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

212

Benchmark Evaluation of Plutonium Nitrate Solution Arrays  

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In October and November of 1981 thirteen approach-to-critical experiments were performed on a remote split table machine (RSTM) in the Critical Mass Laboratory of Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in Richland, Washington, using planar arrays of polyethylene bottles filled with plutonium (Pu) nitrate solution. Arrays of up to sixteen bottles were used to measure the critical number of bottles and critical array spacing with a tight fitting Plexiglas{reg_sign} reflector on all sides of the arrays except the top. Some experiments used Plexiglas shells fitted around each bottles to determine the effect of moderation on criticality. Each bottle contained approximately 2.4 L of Pu(NO3)4 solution with a Pu content of 105 g Pu/L and a free acid molarity H+ of 5.1. The plutonium was of low 240Pu (2.9 wt.%) content. These experiments were performed to fill a gap in experimental data regarding criticality limits for storing and handling arrays of Pu solution in reprocessing facilities. Of the thirteen approach-to-critical experiments eleven resulted in extrapolations to critical configurations. Four of the approaches were extrapolated to the critical number of bottles; these were not evaluated further due to the large uncertainty associated with the modeling of a fraction of a bottle. The remaining seven approaches were extrapolated to critical array spacing of 3-4 and 4-4 arrays; these seven critical configurations were evaluation for inclusion as acceptable benchmark experiments in the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbook. Detailed and simple models of these configurations were created and the associated bias of these simplifications was determined to range from 0.00116 and 0.00162 {+-} 0.00006 ?keff. Monte Carlo analysis of all models was completed using MCNP5 with ENDF/BVII.0 neutron cross section libraries. A thorough uncertainty analysis of all critical, geometric, and material parameters was performed using parameter perturbation methods. It was found that uncertainty in the impurities in the polyethylene bottles, reflector position, bottle outer diameter, and critical array spacing had the largest effect. The total uncertainty ranged from 0.00651 to 0.00920 ?keff. Evaluation methods and results will be presented and discussed in greater detail in the full paper.

M. A. Marshall; J. D. Bess

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discussion for Metrics and Benefits Data Collection  

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Metrics and Benefits Analysis for Metrics and Benefits Analysis for the ARRA Smart Grid Programs Joe Paladino Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy OE Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting March 10, 2011 140 ARRA-Funded Smart Grid Projects 1 Customer Systems Customer Systems Customer Systems Customer Systems SGIG/SGDP/RDSI Areas of Smart Grid Technology Deployment Customer Systems Advance Metering Infrastructure Electric Distribution Systems Electric Transmission Systems * Displays * Portals * Energy management * Direct load controls * Smart meters * Data management * Back office integration * Switches * Feeder optimization * Equipment monitoring * Energy Storage * Wide area monitoring and visualization * Synchrophasor Technology * Energy Storage Customer Systems Equipment Manufacturing

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A theory of metrics with maximal acceleration  

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We present a geometric theory for spacetimes whose world lines associated with physical particles have an upper bound for the proper acceleration. After some fundamental remarks on the requirements that classical dynamics for point particles must hold good, the notion of generalized metric and a theory of maximal acceleration are introduced. A perturbative approach to metrics of maximal acceleration is discussed. Then several of their physical and kinematical properties are investigated. These include a discussion of the fundamental causal theory concepts and the introduction of the associated notions of Euclidean length and celerity function. Finally, we discuss the corresponding modification of the Einstein's mass-energy relation.

Ricardo Gallego Torrom

2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

215

European Lean Gasoline Direct Injection Vehicle Benchmark  

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Lean Gasoline Direct Injection (LGDI) combustion is a promising technical path for achieving significant improvements in fuel efficiency while meeting future emissions requirements. Though Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI) technology is commercially available in a few vehicles on the American market, LGDI vehicles are not, but can be found in Europe. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) obtained a European BMW 1-series fitted with a 2.0l LGDI engine. The vehicle was instrumented and commissioned on a chassis dynamometer. The engine and after-treatment performance and emissions were characterized over US drive cycles (Federal Test Procedure (FTP), the Highway Fuel Economy Test (HFET), and US06 Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (US06)) and steady state mappings. The vehicle micro hybrid features (engine stop-start and intelligent alternator) were benchmarked as well during the course of that study. The data was analyzed to quantify the benefits and drawbacks of the lean gasoline direct injection and micro hybrid technologies from a fuel economy and emissions perspectives with respect to the US market. Additionally that data will be formatted to develop, substantiate, and exercise vehicle simulations with conventional and advanced powertrains.

Chambon, Paul H [ORNL] [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL] [ORNL; Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL] [ORNL; Norman, Kevin M [ORNL] [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL] [ORNL; Thomas, John F [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2011 TAU power grid simulation contest: Benchmark suite and results  

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Benchmark suite is an immensely useful tool in performing research since it allows for rapid and clear comparison between different approaches to solving CAD problems. Technology scaling with decrease in supply voltage, increase in power density and ...

Zhuo Li; Raju Balasubramanian; Frank Liu; Sani Nassif

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0  

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intensity of California hospitals 13 . Plots produced bybenchmark.html. Hospital Energy Benchmarking Protocol 1.0W/cfm for California hospitals Return airflow W/cfm for

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Benchmarking for Complex Building Types: Laboratories as an Exemplar  

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2: Distribution of Source EUI in the Labs21 dataset used forenergy use intensity (EUI) for each of these facilities.The EUI for each facility was benchmarked against the

Mathew, Paul A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Derivation of criticality safety benchmarks from ZPR fast critical assemblies  

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Scores of critical assemblies were constructed, over a period of about three decades, at the Argonne National Laboratory ZPR-3, ZPR-6, ZPR-9, and ZPPR fast critical assembly facilities. Most of the assemblies were mockups of various liquid-metal fast breeder reactor designs. These tended to be complex, containing, for example, mockups of control rods and control rod positions. Some assemblies, however, were `physics benchmarks`. These relatively `clean` assemblies had uniform compositions and simple geometry and were designed to test fast reactor physics data and methods. Assemblies in this last category are well suited to form the basis for new criticality safety benchmarks. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of some of these benchmark candidates and to describe the strategy being used to create the benchmarks.

Schaefer, R.W.; McKnight, R.D.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress Webcast Slides  

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Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress Call for Public Review, a webcast from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, presented by Dale Hoffmeyer and Cheryl Jenkins.

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A proposed benchmark for simulation in radiographic testing  

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The purpose of this benchmark study is to compare simulation results predicted by various models of radiographic testing, in particular those that are capable of separately predicting primary and scatter radiation for specimens of arbitrary geometry.

Jaenisch, G.-R.; Deresch, A.; Bellon, C. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany); Schumm, A.; Guerin, P. [EDF R and D, 1 avenue du Gnral de Gaulle, 92141 Clamart (France)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Lab staff benchmark Y-12 sustainability programs...  

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Los Alamos National Lab ... Los Alamos National Lab staff benchmark Y-12 sustainability programs Posted: June 27, 2013 - 3:53pm OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Staff from Los Alamos National...

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Effective action of domain wall networks  

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U(N{sub C}) gauge theory with N{sub F} fundamental scalars admits BPS junctions of domain walls. When the networks/webs of these walls contain loops, their size moduli give localized massless modes. We construct Kaehler potential of their effective action. In the large size limit Kaehler metric is well approximated by kinetic energy of walls and junctions, which is understood in terms of tropical geometry. Kaehler potential can be expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions that are useful to understand small size behavior. Even when the loop shrinks, the metric is regular with positive curvature. Moduli space of a single triangle loop has a geometry between a cone and a cigar.

Eto, Minoru [Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo, Komaba 3-8-1, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan); Fujimori, Toshiaki; Nagashima, Takayuki; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Nitta, Muneto [Department of Physics, Keio University, Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8521 (Japan)

2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Variable Cost Performance in an Industrial Power Plant  

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and deploy a tool that can help plants benchmark operating performance. This paper introduces a benchmarking methodology designed to meet this need. The "Energy Conversion Index" (ECn ratios the "value" of utilities exported from the power plant... Index" (ECl) methodology ratios the ''value'' of utilities exported from the power plant to the actual cost of the fuel and . electricity required to produce them, generating a single number or "index." ECI is a powerful technique because...

Kane, J. F.; Bailey, W. F.

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Benchmark Evaluation of the NRAD Reactor LEU Core Startup Measurements  

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The Neutron Radiography (NRAD) reactor is a 250-kW TRIGA-(Training, Research, Isotope Production, General Atomics)-conversion-type reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory; it is primarily used for neutron radiography analysis of irradiated and unirradiated fuels and materials. The NRAD reactor was converted from HEU to LEU fuel with 60 fuel elements and brought critical on March 31, 2010. This configuration of the NRAD reactor has been evaluated as an acceptable benchmark experiment and is available in the 2011 editions of the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP Handbook) and the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook). Significant effort went into precisely characterizing all aspects of the reactor core dimensions and material properties; detailed analyses of reactor parameters minimized experimental uncertainties. The largest contributors to the total benchmark uncertainty were the 234U, 236U, Er, and Hf content in the fuel; the manganese content in the stainless steel cladding; and the unknown level of water saturation in the graphite reflector blocks. A simplified benchmark model of the NRAD reactor was prepared with a keff of 1.0012 {+-} 0.0029 (1s). Monte Carlo calculations with MCNP5 and KENO-VI and various neutron cross section libraries were performed and compared with the benchmark eigenvalue for the 60-fuel-element core configuration; all calculated eigenvalues are between 0.3 and 0.8% greater than the benchmark value. Benchmark evaluations of the NRAD reactor are beneficial in understanding biases and uncertainties affecting criticality safety analyses of storage, handling, or transportation applications with LEU-Er-Zr-H fuel.

J. D. Bess; T. L. Maddock; M. A. Marshall

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Metrics Research Project - Final Report  

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NREL began work for DOE on this project to standardize the measurement and characterization of building energy performance. NREL's primary research objectives were to determine which performance metrics have greatest value for determining energy performance and to develop standard definitions and methods of measuring and reporting that performance.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report  

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This report details the petroleum savings and vehicle emissions reductions achieved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program in 2010. The report also details other performance metrics, including the number of stakeholders in Clean Cities coalitions, outreach activities by coalitions and national laboratories, and alternative fuel vehicles deployed.

Johnson, C.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report  

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This report details the petroleum savings and vehicle emissions reductions achieved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program in 2011. The report also details other performance metrics, including the number of stakeholders in Clean Cities coalitions, outreach activities by coalitions and national laboratories, and alternative fuel vehicles deployed.

Johnson, C.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Indefinite-Metric Quantum Field Theory  

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......Umezawa H. Quantum Field Theory (1956) North Holland...Wightman L. Arch. Fysik (1964) 28:129. Y...indefinite-metric quantum field theory, which was published...book, except for some basic points. The use of the...space in quantum field theory has been motivated for......

Noboru Nakanishi

1972-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ranking Metric Anomaly in Invariant Networks  

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The management of large-scale distributed information systems relies on the effective use and modeling of monitoring data collected at various points in the distributed information systems. A traditional approach to model monitoring data is to discover ... Keywords: Metric anomaly ranking, invariant networks, link analysis

Yong Ge; Guofei Jiang; Min Ding; Hui Xiong

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Flash 2014-29 Acquisition Letter 07- Benchmark Compensation Amount for Individual Executive Salary Actions  

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Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Joel Gonzalez, Industrial Relations Specialist, Contractor Human Resources Policy Division (MA-612) at (202) 287-1752 or joel.gonzalez...

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Benchmarking humanitarian support: Empirical agent-based modeling of development action types in Nigrien villages  

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) is a relevant approach to integrate agro-ecological, social and economic characteristics of a system, but not as a global poverty-alleviation panacea. Key-words: farming systems, individual Agent-based model, Niger., 1991; Lavigne-Delville, 1998; McCarthy et al., 2000). Non-separable interactions between the on-farm

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Energy efficiency and low carbon enabler green IT framework for data centers considering green metrics  

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The increasing demand for storage, networking and computation has driven intensification of large complex data centers that run many of today's Internet, financial, commercial and business applications. A data center comprises of many thousands of servers and can use as much energy as small city. Massive amount of computation power is required to drive and run these server farms resulting in many challenging like huge energy consumptions, emission of green house gases, backups and recovery; This paper proposes energy efficiency and low carbon enabler green IT framework for these large and complex server farms to save consumption of electricity and reduce the emission of green house gases to lower the effects of global warming. The framework uses latest energy saving techniques like virtualization, cloud computing and green metrics to achieve greener data centers. It comprises of five phase to properly implement green IT techniques to achieve green data centers. The proposed framework seamlessly divides data center components into different resource pools and then applies green metrics like Power Usage Effectiveness, Data Center Effectiveness and Carbon Emission Calculator to measure performance of individual components so that benchmarking values can be achieved and set as standard to be followed by data centers.

Mueen Uddin; Azizah Abdul Rahman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Lifetime exergy consumption as a sustainability metric for information technologies  

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This paper summarizes recent explorations of the use of lifetime exergy consumption as a thermodynamically based metric for sustainability of information technologies. Other proposed thermodynamic metrics are described and compared with life cycle exergy ...

David J. Lettieri; Christopher R. Hannemann; Van P. Carey; Amip J. Shah

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Application Potential of Four Nontraditional Similarity Metrics in Hydrometeorology  

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This paper presents a review and assessment of four nontraditional similarity metrics that can be applied to hydrological and meteorological data. These metrics are 1) the uncentered correlation coefficient, 2) the HodgkinRichards index, 3) the ...

Ruping Mo; Chengzhi Ye; Paul H. Whitfield

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Evaluation Criteria for Human-Automation Performance Metrics  

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Previous research has identified broad metric classes for human-automation performance to facilitate metric selection, as well as understanding and comparison of research results. However, there is still lack of an objective ...

Pina, Patricia Elena

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Competing complexity metrics and adults' production of complex sentences  

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The adequacy of 11 metrics for measuring linguistic complexity was evaluated by applying each metric to language samples obtained from 30 different adult speakers, aged 60-90 years. The analysis then determined how well ...

Kemper, Susan; Cheng, Hintat

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking Heavy Ion Transport Codes FLUKA, HETC-HEDS MARS15, MCNPX, and PHITS  

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Powerful accelerators such as spallation neutron sources, muon-collider/neutrino facilities, and rare isotope beam facilities must be designed with the consideration that they handle the beam power reliably and safely, and they must be optimized to yield maximum performance relative to their design requirements. The simulation codes used for design purposes must produce reliable results. If not, component and facility designs can become costly, have limited lifetime and usefulness, and could even be unsafe. The objective of this proposal is to assess the performance of the currently available codes â?? PHITS, FLUKA, MARS15, MCNPX, and HETC-HEDS â?? that could be used for design simulations involving heavy ion transport. We plan to access their performance by performing simulations and comparing results against experimental data of benchmark quality. Quantitative knowledge of the biases and the uncertainties of the simulations is essential as this potentially impacts the safe, reliable and cost effective design of any future radioactive ion beam facility. Further benchmarking of heavy-ion transport codes was one of the actions recommended in the â??Report of the 2003 RIA R&D Workshop".

Ronningen, Reginald Martin [Michigan State University; Remec, Igor [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Heilbronn, Lawrence H. [University of Tennessee-Knoxville

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG SEP Attachment 1 - Process metric list  

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Plans developed or improved Number of Climate Action Plans developed or improved 5f. GHG inventories completed Number of GHG inventories completed 5g. Renewable energy...

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An empirical study of aspect-oriented metrics  

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Metrics for aspect-oriented software have been proposed and used to investigate the benefits and the disadvantages of crosscutting concerns modularisation. Some of these metrics have not been rigorously defined nor analytically evaluated. Also, there ... Keywords: Aspect-oriented software development, AspectJ, Empirical evaluation, Metrics

Eduardo Kessler Piveta; Ana Moreira; Marcelo Soares Pimenta; Joo Arajo; Pedro Guerreiro; R. Tom Price

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resolvent metrics and heat kernel estimates Andrs Telcs  

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are generalization of the resistance metric and provide uni...ed treatment of heat kernel estimates of sub), called resistance metric, which is quite natural in the analysis of the heat propagation. The particular beauty in his ...nding is that the the proof that function R (x; y) is a metric boils down to elementary

Telcs, András

242

Equations of motion in metric-affine gravity: A covariant unified framework  

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We derive the equations of motion of extended deformable bodies in metric-affine gravity. The conservation laws which follow from the invariance of the action under the general coordinate transformations are used as a starting point for the discussion of the dynamics of extended deformable test bodies. By means of a covariant approach, based on Synges world function, we obtain the master equation of motion for an arbitrary system of coupled conserved currents. This unified framework is then applied to metric-affine gravity. We confirm and extend earlier findings; in particular, we once again demonstrate that it is only possible to detect the post-Riemannian spacetime geometry by ordinary (nonmicrostructured) test bodies if gravity is nonminimally coupled to matter.

Dirk Puetzfeld and Yuri N. Obukhov

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

243

Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

0 Annual 0 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-52714 October 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean Cities 2010 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson Prepared under Task No. VTP.20020 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-52714 October 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Dynamic C-metrics in (Gauged) Supergravities  

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We construct an exact time-dependent charged dilaton C-metric in four-dimensional ${\\cal N}=4$ gauged supergravity. The scalar field drives the time evolution by transferring energy to the black holes, thereby causing their masses to increase and their acceleration to decrease. The values of the electric/magnetic and scalar charges determine three regions of potential time evolution. This solution holographically describes a strongly-coupled three-dimensional conformal field theory on the background of an evolving black hole. We also find new static charged dilaton C-metrics, which arise in four-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theories whose scalar potential can be expressed in terms of a superpotential.

H. Lu; Justin F. Vazquez-Poritz

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex geometry and pre-metric electromagnetism  

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The intimate link between complex geometry and the problem of the pre-metric formulation of electromagnetism is explored. In particular, the relationship between 3+1 decompositions of R4 and the decompositions of the vector space of bivectors over R4 into real and imaginary subspaces relative to a choice of complex structure is emphasized. The role of the various scalar products on the space of bivectors that are defined in terms of a volume element on R4 and a complex structure on the space of bivectors that makes it C-linear isomorphic to C3 is discussed in the context of formulation of a theory of electromagnetism in which the Lorentzian metric on spacetime follows as a consequence of the existence of electromagnetic waves, not a prior assumption.

D. H. Delphenich

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

1 Annual 1 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-56091 December 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean Cities 2011 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson Prepared under Task No. VTP2.0020 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A30-56091 December 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

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Optical metrics and birefringence of anisotropic media  

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The material tensor of linear response in electrodynamics is constructed out of products of two symmetric second rank tensor fields which in the approximation of geometrical optics and for uniaxial symmetry reduce to "optical" metrics, describing the phenomenon of birefringence. This representation is interpreted in the context of an underlying internal geometrical structure according to which the symmetric tensor fields are vectorial elements of an associated two-dimensional space.

Alexander B. Balakin; Winfried Zimdahl

2005-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report  

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To convey progress made in achieving the vision of a smart grid, this report uses a set of six characteristics derived from the National Energy Technology Laboratory Modern Grid Strategy. It measures 21 metrics to provide insight into the grids capacity to embody these characteristics. This report looks across a spectrum of smart grid concerns to measure the status of smart grid deployment and impacts.

Balducci, Patrick J.; Weimar, Mark R.; Kirkham, Harold

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-metric gravity: A status report  

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We review the status of a certain (infinite) class of four-dimensional generally covariant theories propagating two degrees of freedom that are formulated without any direct mention of the metric. General relativity itself (in its Plebanski formulation) belongs to the class, so these theories are examples of modified gravity. We summarize the current understanding of the nature of the modification, of the renormalizability properties of these theories, of their coupling to matter fields, and describe some of their physical properties.

Kirill Krasnov

2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Benchmarking and MCNP Simulation Results for Homeland Security  

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The purpose of this article is to create Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) input stacks for benchmarked measurements sufficient for future perturbation studies and analysis. The approach was to utilize historical experimental measurements to recreate the empirical spectral results in MCNP, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Results demonstrate that perturbation analysis of benchmarked MCNP spectra can be used to obtain a better understanding of field measurement results which may be of national interest. If one or more spectral radiation measurements are made in the field and deemed of national interest, the potential source distribution, naturally occurring radioactive material shielding, and interstitial materials can only be estimated in many circumstances. The effects from these factors on the resultant spectral radiation measurements can be very confusing. If benchmarks exist which are sufficiently similar to the suspected configuration, these benchmarks can then be compared to the suspect measurements. Having these benchmarks with validated MCNP input stacks can substantially improve the predictive capability of experts supporting these efforts.

Robert Hayes

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change action plan  

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Delivery Climate change action plan 2009-2011 #12;2 | Climate change action plan ©istockphoto.com #12;Climate Change Action Plan Climate change action plan | 3 Contents Overview 4 Preface and Introduction 5 Climate change predictions for Scotland 6 The role of forestry 7 Protecting and managing

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Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse  

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Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse Benchmarking Building Performance & the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme Speaker(s): Paul Bannister Date: August 21, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Selkowitz (Two topics): Benchmarking Building Performance: In a variety of voluntary and regulatory initiatives around the globe, including the introduction of the European Building Performance Directive, the question of how to assess the performance of commercial buildings has become a critical issue. There are presently a number of initiatives for the assessment of actual building performance internationally, including in particular US Energy Star Buildings rating tools and the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating scheme. These schemes seek to assess building energy performance on the

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Use Energy Information Services to Benchmark with ENERGY STAR  

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Energy Information Services to Energy Information Services to Benchmark with ENERGY STAR ® Tracking Building Energy Performance Tracking a building's energy performance provides a building owner or manager with critical knowledge to make improvements to the building's operations and reduce energy consumption. Energy information services offer a variety of ways to help companies obtain and organize this valuable energy information. Energy information service providers that have partnered with ENERGY STAR offer an additional tool to assess the energy performance of buildings: automated benchmarking. ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for saving the environment through energy efficiency, recognized by more than 65 percent of the American public. Automated benchmarking allows energy information service providers to provide their customers with ENERGY STAR

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INTEGRAL BENCHMARKS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL REACTOR PHYSICS EXPERIMENT EVALUATION PROJECT AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICALITY SAFETY BENCHMARK EVALUATION PROJECT  

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Interest in high-quality integral benchmark data is increasing as efforts to quantify and reduce calculational uncertainties accelerate to meet the demands of next generation reactor and advanced fuel cycle concepts. The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) and the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) continue to expand their efforts and broaden their scope to identify, evaluate, and provide integral benchmark data for method and data validation. Benchmark model specifications provided by these two projects are used heavily by the international reactor physics, nuclear data, and criticality safety communities. Thus far, 14 countries have contributed to the IRPhEP, and 20 have contributed to the ICSBEP. The status of the IRPhEP and ICSBEP is discussed in this paper, and the future of the two projects is outlined and discussed. Selected benchmarks that have been added to the IRPhEP and ICSBEP handbooks since PHYSOR06 are highlighted, and the future of the two projects is discussed.

J. Blair Briggs; Lori Scott; Enrico Sartori; Yolanda Rugama

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 2: Benchmarking | ENERGY STAR  

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2: Benchmarking 2: Benchmarking Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities | ENERGY STAR  

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Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Use Benchmarking Guidance Use Benchmarking Guidance Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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2008 ULTRASONIC BENCHMARK STUDIES OF INTERFACE CURVATURE--A SUMMARY  

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In the 2008 QNDE ultrasonic benchmark session researchers from five different institutions around the world examined the influence that the curvature of a cylindrical fluid-solid interface has on the measured NDE immersion pulse-echo response of a flat-bottom hole (FBH) reflector. This was a repeat of a study conducted in the 2007 benchmark to try to determine the sources of differences seen in 2007 between model-based predictions and experiments. Here, we will summarize the results obtained in 2008 and analyze the model-based results and the experiments.

Schmerr, L. W. [Center for NDE, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Dept. of Aerospace Eng., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Huang, R. [Center for NDE, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States); Raillon, R.; Mahaut, S.; Leymarie, N.; Lonne, S. [CEA/LIST, Saclay point courrier 120 F-91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex France (France); Song, S.-J.; Kim, H.-J. [School of Mechanical Eng., Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Spies, M. [Fraunhofer Institute for Techno- and Economy Mathematics ITWM, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Lupien, V. [Acoustic Ideas, 27 Eaton Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 (United States)

2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Residential Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices, Q4 2013 Benchmarks: Cash Purchase, Fair Market Value, and Prepaid Lease Transaction Prices  

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The price of photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States (i.e., the cost to the system owner) has dropped precipitously in recent years, led by substantial reductions in global PV module prices. This report provides a Q4 2013 update for residential PV systems, based on an objective methodology that closely approximates the book value of a PV system. Several cases are benchmarked to represent common variation in business models, labor rates, and module choice. We estimate a weighted-average cash purchase price of $3.29/W for modeled standard-efficiency, polycrystalline-silicon residential PV systems installed in the United States. This is a 46% decline from the 2013-dollar-adjusted price reported in the Q4 2010 benchmark report. In addition, this report frames the cash purchase price in the context of key price metrics relevant to the continually evolving landscape of third-party-owned PV systems by benchmarking the minimum sustainable lease price and the fair market value of residential PV systems.

Davidson, C.; James, T. L.; Margolis, R.; Fu, R.; Feldman, D.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uranium Leasing Program: Lease Tract Metrics  

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The Atomic Energy Act and other legislative actions authorized the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), predecessor agency to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to withdraw lands from the public...

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Global hyperbolicity for spacetimes with continuous metrics  

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We show that the definition of global hyperbolicity in terms of the compactness of the causal diamonds and non-total imprisonment can be extended to spacetimes with continuous metrics, while retaining all of the equivalences to other notions of global hyperbolicity. In fact, global hyperbolicity is equivalent to the compactness of the space of causal curves and to the existence of a Cauchy hypersurface. Furthermore, global hyperbolicity implies causal simplicity, stable causality and the existence of maximal curves connecting any two causally related points.

Clemens Smann

2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

262

Metrics For Comparing Plasma Mass Filters  

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High-throughput mass separation of nuclear waste may be useful for optimal storage, disposal, or environmental remediation. The most dangerous part of nuclear waste is the fission product, which produces most of the heat and medium-term radiation. Plasmas are well-suited to separating nuclear waste because they can separate many different species in a single step. A number of plasma devices have been designed for such mass separation, but there has been no standardized comparison between these devices. We define a standard metric, the separative power per unit volume, and derive it for three different plasma mass filters: the plasma centrifuge, Ohkawa filter, and the magnetic centrifugal mass filter. __________________________________________________

Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

263

Finite Action Yang-Mills Solutions on the Group Manifold  

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We demonstrate that the left (and right) invariant Maurer-Cartan forms for any semi-simple Lie group enable one to construct solutions of the Yang-Mills equations on the group manifold equipped with the natural Cartan-Killing metric. For the unitary unimodular groups the Yang-Mills action integral is finite for such solutions. This is explicitly exhibited for the case of $SU(3)$.

T Dereli; J Schray; Robin W Tucker

1996-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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COMMBENCH -A TELECOMMUNICATIONS BENCHMARK FOR NETWORK Tilman Wolf and Mark Franklin  

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COMMBENCH - A TELECOMMUNICATIONS BENCHMARK FOR NETWORK PROCESSORS Tilman Wolf and Mark Franklin and designing telecommunications network processors. The benchmark applications fo- cus on small of a single chip network multiprocessor. I. Introduction In recent years the telecommunications industry has

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CFB: A Call For Benchmarks -for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic  

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CFB: A Call For Benchmarks - for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic Department of Computer to develop this Call- For-Benchmarks in Software Visualization. We will motivate why this "CFB" may

Maletic, Jonathan I.

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A Benchmarking Platform For Network-On-Chip (NOC) Multiprocessor System-On- Chips  

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. It will provide an initial set of synthetic benchmarks for on-chip network interconnection validation along with an initial set of standardized processing cores, NOC components, and system-wide services. The benchmarks were constructed using synthetic applications...

Malave-Bonet, Javier

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

267

TSUNAMI BENCHMARK RESULTS FOR FULLY NONLINEAR BOUSSINESQ WAVE MODEL  

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TSUNAMI BENCHMARK RESULTS FOR FULLY NONLINEAR BOUSSINESQ WAVE MODEL FUNWAVE-TVD, VERSION 1 of the Boussinesq model FUNWAVE- TVD, carried out in conjunction with the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program.3 Conservative form of fully nonlinear Boussinesq equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.4 Numerical schemes

Kirby, James T.

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WMAP-Compliant Benchmark Surfaces for MSSM Higgs Bosons  

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We explore `benchmark surfaces' suitable for studying the phenomenology of Higgs bosons in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM), which are chosen so that the supersymmetric relic density is generally compatible with the range of cold dark matter density preferred by WMAP and other observations. These benchmark surfaces are specified assuming that gaugino masses m_{1/2}, soft trilinear supersymmetry-breaking parameters A_0 and the soft supersymmetry-breaking contributions m_0 to the squark and slepton masses are universal, but not those associated with the Higgs multiplets (the NUHM framework). The benchmark surfaces may be presented as M_A-tan_beta planes with fixed or systematically varying values of the other NUHM parameters, such as m_0, m_{1/2}, A_0 and the Higgs mixing parameter mu. We discuss the prospects for probing experimentally these benchmark surfaces at the Tevatron collider, the LHC, the ILC, in B physics and in direct dark-matter detection experiments. An Appendix d...

Ellis, Jonathan Richard; Heinemeyer, S; Olive, K A; Weiglein, G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmark density functional theory calculations for nanoscale conductance  

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Benchmark density functional theory calculations for nanoscale conductance M. Strange,a I. S. The transmission functions are calculated using two different density functional theory methods, namely state density functional theory DFT . The resulting NEGF- DFT formalism provides a numerically efficient

Thygesen, Kristian

270

Life Cycle Assessment Practices: Benchmarking Selected European Automobile Manufacturers  

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Life Cycle Assessment Practices: Benchmarking Selected European Automobile Manufacturers Jean in the automobile industry where vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) are launching several new or re- vamped models each year. The automobile industry is therefore a very emblematic sector for best practices of LCA

Boyer, Edmond

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The HPC Challenge (HPCC) Benchmark Suite Piotr Luszczek, David Bailey,  

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Focus Areas Analysis & Analysis & Assessment Assessment Performance Characterization & Prediction System" · We avoid "composite" benchmarks ­ Perform trend analysis · HPCC can be used to show complicated S12 1:30-5:00 #12;Acknowledgements · This work was supported in part by the Defense Advanced

Tennessee, University of

272

POTENTIAL BENCHMARKS FOR ACTINIDE PRODUCTION IN HANFORD REACTORS  

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A significant experimental program was conducted in the early Hanford reactors to understand the reactor production of actinides. These experiments were conducted with sufficient rigor, in some cases, to provide useful information that can be utilized today in development of benchmark experiments that may be used for the validation of present computer codes for the production of these actinides in low enriched uranium fuel.

PUIGH RJ; TOFFER H

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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RENOIR -A Benchmark Dataset for Real Noise Reduction Evaluation  

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1 RENOIR - A Benchmark Dataset for Real Noise Reduction Evaluation Josue Anaya, Adrian Barbu Abstract--In this paper we introduce a dataset of uncom- pressed color images taken with three digital and in intensity. The dataset contains over 100 scenes and more than 400 images, including both RAW formatted

Barbu, Adrian

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Optimized Control Structure for a Wastewater Treatment Benchmark  

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Optimized Control Structure for a Wastewater Treatment Benchmark Michela Mulas , Antonio Carlos wastewater treat- ment, give rise to both technical and economical challenges since most of the existing structure design the efficiency of a wastewater treatment plant can be improved, minimizing operational

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Department of Energy Commercial Building Benchmarks (New Construction): Energy Use Intensities, May 5, 2009  

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This file contains the energy use intensities (EUIs) for the benchmark building files by building type and climate zone.

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Benchmark Data Through The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPHEP)  

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The International Reactor Physics Experiments Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agencys (NEA) Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) in June of 2002. The IRPhEP focus is on the derivation of internationally peer reviewed benchmark models for several types of integral measurements, in addition to the critical configuration. While the benchmarks produced by the IRPhEP are of primary interest to the Reactor Physics Community, many of the benchmarks can be of significant value to the Criticality Safety and Nuclear Data Communities. Benchmarks that support the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), for example, also support fuel manufacture, handling, transportation, and storage activities and could challenge current analytical methods. The IRPhEP is patterned after the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and is closely coordinated with the ICSBEP. This paper highlights the benchmarks that are currently being prepared by the IRPhEP that are also of interest to the Criticality Safety Community. The different types of measurements and associated benchmarks that can be expected in the first publication and beyond are described. The protocol for inclusion of IRPhEP benchmarks as ICSBEP benchmarks and for inclusion of ICSBEP benchmarks as IRPhEP benchmarks is detailed. The format for IRPhEP benchmark evaluations is described as an extension of the ICSBEP format. Benchmarks produced by the IRPhEP add new dimension to criticality safety benchmarking efforts and expand the collection of available integral benchmarks for nuclear data testing. The first publication of the "International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments" is scheduled for January of 2006.

J. Blair Briggs; Dr. Enrico Sartori

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preventive Action Number:  

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7 Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 1 of 3 7 Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 1 of 3 EOTA - Business Form Document Title: Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet Document Number: F-017 Rev 11_0414 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: P-008, Corrective/Preventive Action Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): N/A F-017 Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 2 of 3 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change 08_0613 Initial Release 11_0414 Added problem statement to first block. F-017 Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 3 of 3 Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet Corrective Action Number: Source: Details/Problem Statement: Raised By: Raised Date: Target Date:

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MITIGATION ACTION PLAN FOR THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT,  

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MITIGATION MITIGATION ACTION PLAN FOR THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, NOTICE OF WETLAND INVOLVEMENT, AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A LIGNOCELLULOSIC U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 1.0 Introd uction 1 1.1 Purpose of the Mitigation Action Plan 1 1.2 Structure of the Mitigation Action Plan 2 2.0 Ambient Ai r Quality 3 2.1 Potential Impacts 3 2.2 Mitigation Measures 3 2.3 Metrics for Determining Success or Failure of the Mitigation Measures 4 2.4 Monitoring Techniques for Mitigation Measures 4 3.0 Truck Traffic 4 3.1 Potential Impacts 4 3.2 Mitigation Measures 4 3.3 Metrics for Determining Success or Failure of the Mitigation Measures 5 3.4 Monitoring Techniques for Mitigation Measures 5 4.0 Genetically Modified Yeasts 6 4.1 Potential Impacts 6 4.2 Mitigation Measures 6 4.3 Metrics for Determining

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Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) | Department of Energy  

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Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) MISSION: The mission of the Performance Metrics and Budget Division (HC-51) is to support the effective and efficient implementation of the Department of Energy's human capital initiatives and functions through the strategic integration of corporate human capital performance metrics and the budget of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HC). FUNCTIONS: Human capital performance measurement and strategic functions at the DOE and interagency levels include: Provides analytical support and strategic advice to internal and external HC stakeholders on the appropriate and effective use of performance metrics as a key to effective strategic human capital management.

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NHMFL Emergency Action Plan  

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NATIONAL HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD LABORATORY NHMFL FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SAFETY PROCEDURE SP-3 TITLE: EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN ...

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DOE Uranium Leasing Program - Lease Tract Metrics  

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Uranium Leasing Program -- Lease Tract Metrics Uranium Leasing Program -- Lease Tract Metrics Lease Tract Lessee Lease Date Bid (%) Reclamation Bond a Total Acres Acres Excluded b Comment C-JD-5 Gold Eagle Mining, Inc. 04/30/08 12.00 37,000 150.71 C-JD-5A Golden Eagle Uranium, LLC 06/27/08 20.10 5,000 24.54 C-JD-6 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 14.20 19,000 530.08 C-JD-7 c Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 27.30 1,206,000 493.01 C-JD-8 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 36.20 4,000 954.62 C-JD-8A No bids received - remains inactive N/A N/A N/A 77.91 C-JD-9 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 24.30 72,000 1,036.50 C-SR-10 Golden Eagle Uranium, LLC 06/27/08 13.10 5,000 637.64 C-SR-11 Cotter Corporation 04/30/08 11.67 43,000 1,303.22 200.25 Summit Canyon area excluded from lease tract C-SR-11A Golden Eagle Uranium, LLC 06/27/08 14.30 5,000 1,296.81 C-SR-12 Colorado Plateau Partners 06/27/08

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EM Corporate Performance Metrics, Complex Level  

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

Complex Level Complex Level July, 2013 Performance Measure Unit Lifecycle Total Estimate Pre-2013 Lifecycle Values 2013 Target 2014 Target Pu packaged for long-term disposition Number of Containers 5,089 5,089 5,089 5,089 eU packaged for disposition Number of Containers 8,198 8,016 8,016 8,016 Pu/U residues packaged for disposition Kilograms of Bulk 107,828 107,828 107,828 107,828 DU & U packaged for disposition Metric Tons 736,801 32,452 45,317 76,817 Liquid Waste eliminated Thousands of Gallons 91,907 5,340 6,260 6,812 Liquid Waste Tanks closed Number of Tanks 239 11 11 13 HLW packaged for disposition Number of Containers 24,183 3,802 4,077 4,283 SNF packaged for disposition Metric Tons of Heavy Metal 2,450 2,128 2,128 2,128

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Superradiance on the Reissner-Nordstrom metric  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this article, we study the superradiance of charged scalar fields on the sub-extremal Reissner-Nordstrom metric, a mechanism by which such fields can extract energy from a static spherically symmetric charged black hole. A geometrical way of measuring the amount of energy extracted is proposed. Then we investigate the question numerically. The toy-model and the numerical methods used in our simulations are presented and the problem of long time measurement of the outgoing energy flux is discussed. We provide a numerical example of a field exhibiting a behaviour analogous to the Penrose process: an incoming wave packet which splits, as it approaches the black hole, into an incoming part with negative energy and an outgoing part with more energy than the initial incoming one. We also show another type of superradiant solution for which the energy extraction is more important. Hyperradiant behaviour is not observed, which is an indication that the Reissner-Nordstrom metric is linearly stable in the sub-extrem...

Di Menza, Laurent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Benchmarking DAML+OIL Repositories Yuanbo Guo, Jeff Heflin, and Zhengxiang Pan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Benchmarking DAML+OIL Repositories Yuanbo Guo, Jeff Heflin, and Zhengxiang Pan Department, heflin, zhp2}@cse.lehigh.edu Abstract. We present a benchmark that facilitates the evaluation of DAML+OIL repositories in a standard and systematic way. This benchmark is intended to evaluate the performance of DAML+OIL

Heflin, Jeff

285

Spherically Symmetric, Metrically Static, Isolated Systems in Quasi-Metric Gravity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The gravitational field exterior respectively interior to a spherically symmetric, isolated body made of perfect fluid is examined within the quasi-metric framework (QMF). It is required that the gravitational field is "metrically static", meaning that it is static except for the effects of the global cosmic expansion on the spatial geometry. Dynamical equations for the gravitational field are set up and an exact solution is found for the exterior part. Besides, equations of motion applying to inertial test particles moving in the exterior gravitational field are set up. By construction the gravitational field of the system is not static with respect to the cosmic expansion. This means that the radius of the source increases and that distances between circular orbits of inertial test particles increase according to the Hubble law. Moreover it is shown that if this model of an expanding gravitational field is taken to represent the gravitational field of the Sun (or isolated planetary systems), this has no serious consequences for observational aspects of planetary motion. On the contrary some observational facts of the Earth-Moon system are naturally explained within the QMF. Finally the QMF predicts different secular increases for two different gravitational coupling parameters. But such secular changes are neither present in the Newtonian limit of the quasi-metric equations of motion nor in the Newtonian limit of the quasi-metric field equations valid inside metrically static sources. Thus standard interpretations of space experiments testing the secular variation of G are explicitly theory-dependent and do not apply to the QMF.

Dag stvang

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

286

Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics and string theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

achieved in 1916 by Schwarzschild, by making a simplifying ansatz for a static metric with spherical symmetry. An interesting feature of this solution is that the metric has an event horizon which separates the spacetime into two regions. Nothing, even... light, can escape from inside the horizon. This introduces a new object into theoretical physics, the black hole. Schwarzschilds metric carries only one parameter, the mass. Two years after his discovery, Reissner [3] and Nordstrom [4] found a charged...

Chen, Wei

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

287

Kerr-NUT-AdS metrics and string theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

achieved in 1916 by Schwarzschild, by making a simplifying ansatz for a static metric with spherical symmetry. An interesting feature of this solution is that the metric has an ?event horizon? which separates the spacetime into two regions. Nothing, even... light, can escape from inside the horizon. This introduces a new object into theoretical physics, the black hole. Schwarzschild?s metric carries only one parameter, the mass. Two years after his discovery, Reissner [3] and Nordstr?om [4] found a charged...

Chen, Wei

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

288

SCAP In Action  

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

1 1 © 2010 The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited: 10-1863 Demos of Common SCAP Use Cases Charles Schmidt Bryan Worrell Dan Haynes Page 2 © 2010 The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited: 10-1863 Documented SCAP Use Cases (from NIST SP 800-117)  Security Configuration Verification  SCAP-expressed benchmarks  Requirements Traceability  Standardized Security Enumerations  Vulnerability Measurement Page 3 © 2010 The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. Approved for Public Release; Distribution Unlimited: 10-1863 Common Use Cases For Today  XCCDF  OVAL  OCIL  CVE  CCE  CPE  CVSS  Benchmarks  Incident Response  Vulnerability Management

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Office of HC Strategy Budget and Performance Metrics (HC-50)...  

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

and partner agencies on strategic human capital management, performance metrics, workforce analysis and succession planning. Leadership Tony Nguyen Director of the Office...

290

On isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The known static isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equation cannot cover with the range of r<2MG, a new isotropic metric of Schwarzschild solution is obtained. The new isotropic metric has the characters: (1) It is dynamic and periodic. (2) It has infinite singularities of the spacetime. (3) It cannot cover with the range of 0metric.

T. Mei

2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

291

Resilient Control Systems Practical Metrics Basis for Defining Mission Impact  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

"Resilience describes how systems operate at an acceptable level of normalcy despite disturbances or threats. In this paper we first consider the cognitive, cyber-physical interdependencies inherent in critical infrastructure systems and how resilience differs from reliability to mitigate these risks. Terminology and metrics basis are provided to integrate the cognitive, cyber-physical aspects that should be considered when defining solutions for resilience. A practical approach is taken to roll this metrics basis up to system integrity and business case metrics that establish proper operation and impact. A notional chemical processing plant is the use case for demonstrating how the system integrity metrics can be applied to establish performance, and

Craig G. Rieger

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Benchmarking and Disclosure: State and Local Policy Design Guide...  

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

Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), facilitated by the U.S. Department of EnergyU.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Content does not imply an endorsement by the...

293

Clean Cities 2012 Annual Metrics Report  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Energy Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean Cities 2012 Annual Metrics Report Caley Johnson National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5400-60274 December 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Clean Cities 2013 Annual Metrics Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy asks its Clean Cities program coordinators to submit annual reports of their activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Data and information are submitted via an online database that is maintained as part of the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Coordinators submit a range of data that characterize the membership, funding, projects, and activities of their coalitions. They also submit data about sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), idle-reduction (IR) initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). NREL analyzes the data and translates them into petroleum-use reduction impacts, which are summarized in this 2013 Annual Metrics Report.

Johnson, C.; Singer, M.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Bi-metric Gravity and "Dark Matter"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We present a bi-metric theory of gravity containing a length scale of galactic size. For distances less than this scale the theory satisfies the standard tests of General Relativity. For distances greater than this scale the theory yields an effective gravitational constant much larger than the locally observed value of Newton's constant. The transition from one regime to the other through the galactic scale can explain the observed rotation curves of galaxies and hence the effects normally attributed to the presence of dark matter. Phenomena on an extragalactic scale such as galactic clusters and the expansion of the universe are controlled by the enhanced gravitational coupling. This provides an explanation of the missing matter normally invoked to account for the observed value of Hubble's constant in relation to observed matter.

I. T. Drummond

2000-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

296

Merging electromagnetism with space-time metric  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the present work, it is shown that the electromagnetism may be directly associated to the four-dimensional space-time geometry. The starting point is an analysis of the geodesic equation of general relativity where it is verified that it contains implicitly the effects of the Coulomb and the Lorentz forces. Consequently, some components of the metric tensor are identified with the components of the four-vector electromagnetic potential. Then, it is constructed a low-field equation for the electromagnetism in the same structure of the Einstein field equations for the gravitation, relating the curvature of space-time to sources of charge and current density. In this framework, all the Maxwell equations are implicit. A proof of consistency with the framework of quantum mechanics is shown.

C. A. Duarte

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

297

FTCP FY09 Operational Plan GOAL 3 Objectives and Actions  

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

6: 4/09/09 6: 4/09/09 Objective 1: Define and describe the key steps an individual should take following initial TQP qualification to achieve status as a DOE-recognized expert. (Dave Chaney) Action 6: Develop white paper on approach to institutionalize "DOE/NNSA Recognized Expert" BACKGROUND: The benchmarking of other agencies indicates that "Recognized Experts" may be used in a training environment as Subject Matter Experts, but that industry and regulators generally rely on educational degrees from accredited universities, internal corporate/agency qualification and certification programs or Professional Engineer (PE)/ Independent Body Certifications and experience for operational/maintenance/functional expertise, without having a

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FTCP FY09 Operational Plan GOAL 3 Objectives and Actions  

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

5: 4/09/09 5: 4/09/09 Objective 1: Define and describe the key steps an individual should take following initial TQP qualification to achieve status as a DOE-recognized expert. (Dave Chaney) Action 5: Recommend definition of DOE/NNSA Recognized Expert The benchmarking of other agencies indicates that "Recognized Experts" may be used in a training environment as Subject Matter Experts, but that industry and regulators generally rely on educational degrees from accredited universities, internal corporate/agency qualification and certification programs or Professional Engineer (PE)/ Independent Body Certifications and experience for operational/maintenance/functional expertise, without having a formal cadre of "Recognized Experts".

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Energy Tips: Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation  

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Type (sales unit) Type (sales unit) Energy Content Combustion (Btu/sales unit) Efficiency (%) Natural Gas (therm) 100,000 81.7 Natural Gas (cubic foot) 1,030 81.7 Distillate/No. 2 Oil (gallon) 138,700 84.6 Residual/No. 6 Oil (gallon) 149,700 86.1 Coal (ton) 27,000,000 87.6 Benchmark the Fuel Cost of Steam Generation Benchmarking the fuel cost of steam generation ($/1000 lbs of steam) is an effective way to assess the efficiency of your steam system. This cost is dependent upon fuel type, unit fuel cost, boiler efficiency, feedwater temperature, and steam pressure. This calculation provides a good first approximation for the cost of generating steam and serves as a tracking device to allow for boiler performance monitoring. Table 1 shows the heat input required to produce one pound of saturated

300

Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings  

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings in India Speaker(s): Saket Sarraf Date: May 4, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Girish Ghatikar The Indian building sector has witnessed huge surge in interest in energy performance in the last decade. The 'intention' based codes like the national Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime mechanisms to design and assess energy efficient buildings. However, they do not rate the 'achieved' energy performance of buildings over time or reward their performance through a continuous evaluation process.

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PEBBLES Simulation of Static Friction and New Static Friction Benchmark  

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Pebble bed reactors contain large numbers of spherical fuel elements arranged randomly. Determining the motion and location of these fuel elements is required for calculating certain parameters of pebble bed reactor operation. This paper documents the PEBBLES static friction model. This model uses a three dimensional differential static friction approximation extended from the two dimensional Cundall and Strack model. The derivation of determining the rotational transformation of pebble to pebble static friction force is provided. A new implementation for a differential rotation method for pebble to container static friction force has been created. Previous published methods are insufficient for pebble bed reactor geometries. A new analytical static friction benchmark is documented that can be used to verify key static friction simulation parameters. This benchmark is based on determining the exact pebble to pebble and pebble to container static friction coefficients required to maintain a stable five sphere pyramid.

Joshua J. Cogliati; Abderrafi M. Ougouag

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

EINSTEIN METRICS AND YAMABE INVARIANTS OF WEIGHTED PROJECTIVE SPACES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the singular set, such that near any singular point the metric locally lifts to a smooth -invariant metric on B. Introduction This article is concerned with certain orbifolds in dimension four with isolated singularities points if and only if (r, q, p) = (1, 1

Viaclovsky, Jeff

303

Optimal realizations of generic 5-point metrics Jack Koolen  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.moulton@cmp.uea.ac.uk FAX: +44 1603 593345 5 October, 2007 1 #12;Abstract Given a metric d on a finite set X, a realization classes [12]. An explicit description of Type I,II and III metrics is presented in Section 2. Now, suppose

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Metrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Tower BOS Boston General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport EDCT Expected Departure Clearance International Airport, and are therefore evaluated and discussed using this airport as an example. These metricsMetrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data Harshad

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

305

Heat kernel estimates and related inequalities on metric graphs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We consider metric graphs with Kirchhoff boundary conditions. We study the intrinsic metric, volume doubling and a Poincar\\'e inequality. This enables us to prove a parabolic Harnack inequality. The proof involves various techniques from the theory of strongly local Dirichlet forms. Along our way we show Sobolev and Nash type inequalities and related heat kernel estimates.

Sebastian Haeseler

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

306

METRICS FOR STRATEGIC ALLIANCE John Callahan, Carleton University  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

METRICS FOR STRATEGIC ALLIANCE CONTROL John Callahan, Carleton University and Scott MacKenzie, Nortel Networks Suggested keywords: Metrics; Strategic alliance; Product development; Control; Learning a feedback control model of product development alliance management. The model allows us to place alliance

Callahan, John

307

The benchmark of gutzwiller density functional theory in hydrogen systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We propose an approximate form of the exchange-correlation energy functional for the Gutzwiller density functional theory. It satisfies certain physical constraints in both weak and strong electron correlation limits. We benchmark the Gutzwiller density functional approximation in the hydrogen systems, where the static correlation error is shown to be negligible. The good transferability is demonstrated by applications to the hydrogen molecule and some crystal structures.

Yao, Y.; Wang, Cai-Zhuang; Ho, Kai-Ming

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

308

Department of Defense Benchmarks VPP in Visit to Hanford  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Representatives of the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Voluntary Protection Program Center of Excellence (VPP-CX) are working to meet a safety and health goal established by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to reduce injuries at DoD sites nationwide. In order to accomplish this goal, DoD visited the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford Site in southeast Washington State on December 12, 2005, to learn about its exemplary safety programs and benchmark the site's VPP effort.

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Terry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

source energy use in trillion Btu) R2 = 0.7816 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 5 10 15 20 25 Gross Square Feet (millionsTerry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking 3rd U.S. Army Energy Workshop January 25-26, 2007 EPA Energy Star Program and Energy Data Normalization Oak Ridge National Laboratory #12;Why You

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

310

Benchmarking and performance improvement at Rocky Flats Technology Site  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site has initiated a major work process improvement campaign using the tools of formalized benchmarking and streamlining. This paper provides insights into some of the process improvement activities performed at Rocky Flats from November 1995 through December 1996. It reviews the background, motivation, methodology, results, and lessons learned from this ongoing effort. The paper also presents important gains realized through process analysis and improvement including significant cost savings, productivity improvements, and an enhanced understanding of site work processes.

Elliott, C. [Kaiser-Hill Co., (United States); Doyle, G. [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Featherman, W.L. [Project Performance Corp. (United States)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pianola: A script-based I/O benchmark  

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Script-based I/O benchmarks record the I/O behavior of applications by using an instrumentation library to trace I/O events and their timing. A replay engine can then reproduce these events from the script in the absence of the original application. This type of benchmark reproduces real-world I/O workloads without the need to distribute, build, or run complex applications. However, faithfully recreating the I/O behavior of the original application requires careful design in both the instrumentation library and the replay engine. This paper presents the Pianola script-based benchmarking system, which includes an accurate and unobtrusive instrumentation system and a simple-to-use replay engine, along with some additional utility programs to manage the creation and replay of scripts. We show that for some sample applications, Pianola reproduces the qualitative features of the I/O behavior. Moreover, the overall replay time and the cumulative read and write times are usually within 10% of the values measured for the original applications.

May, J

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

312

Benchmarking and Self-Assessment in the Wine Industry  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Not all industrial facilities have the staff or theopportunity to perform a detailed audit of their operations. The lack ofknowledge of energy efficiency opportunities provides an importantbarrier to improving efficiency. Benchmarking programs in the U.S. andabroad have shown to improve knowledge of the energy performance ofindustrial facilities and buildings and to fuel energy managementpractices. Benchmarking provides a fair way to compare the energyintensity of plants, while accounting for structural differences (e.g.,the mix of products produced, climate conditions) between differentfacilities. In California, the winemaking industry is not only one of theeconomic pillars of the economy; it is also a large energy consumer, witha considerable potential for energy-efficiency improvement. LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory and Fetzer Vineyards developed the firstbenchmarking tool for the California wine industry called "BEST(Benchmarking and Energy and water Savings Tool) Winery". BEST Wineryenables a winery to compare its energy efficiency to a best practicereference winery. Besides overall performance, the tool enables the userto evaluate the impact of implementing efficiency measures. The toolfacilitates strategic planning of efficiency measures, based on theestimated impact of the measures, their costs and savings. The tool willraise awareness of current energy intensities and offer an efficient wayto evaluate the impact of future efficiency measures.

Galitsky, Christina; Radspieler, Anthony; Worrell, Ernst; Healy,Patrick; Zechiel, Susanne

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Next Intelligent Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems presents research dedicated to the subject of performance evaluation and benchmarking of intelligent systems by drawing from the experiences and insights of leading experts gained both through theoretical development and practical implementation of intelligent systems in a variety of diverse application domains. This contributed volume offers a detailed and coherent picture of state-of-the-art, recent developments, and further research areas in intelligent systems. The chapters cover a broad range of applications, such as assistive robotics, planetary surveying, urban search and rescue, and line tracking for automotive assembly. Subsystems or components described in this book include human-robot interaction, multi-robot coordination, communications, perception, and mapping. Chapters are also devoted to simulation support and open source software for cognitive platforms, providing examples of the type of enabling underlying technologies that can help intelligent systems to propagate and increase in capabilities. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems serves as a professional reference for researchers and practitioners in the field. This book is also applicable to advanced courses for graduate level students and robotics professionals in a wide range of engineering and related disciplines including computer science, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, and service robotics.

del Pobil, Angel [Jaume-I University; Madhavan, Raj [ORNL; Bonsignorio, Fabio [Heron Robots, Italy

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Criticality Benchmark Analysis of the HTTR Annular Startup Core Configurations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

One of the high priority benchmarking activities for corroborating the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project and Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Program is evaluation of Japan's existing High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR). The HTTR is a 30 MWt engineering test reactor utilizing graphite moderation, helium coolant, and prismatic TRISO fuel. A large amount of critical reactor physics data is available for validation efforts of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (HTGRs). Previous international reactor physics benchmarking activities provided a collation of mixed results that inaccurately predicted actual experimental performance.1 Reevaluations were performed by the Japanese to reduce the discrepancy between actual and computationally-determined critical configurations.2-3 Current efforts at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) involve development of reactor physics benchmark models in conjunction with the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) for use with verification and validation methods in the VHTR Program. Annular cores demonstrate inherent safety characteristics that are of interest in developing future HTGRs.

John D. Bess

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Regular Black Hole Metric with Three Constants of Motion  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

According to the no-hair theorem, astrophysical black holes are uniquely characterized by their masses and spins and are described by the Kerr metric. Several parametric spacetimes which deviate from the Kerr metric have been proposed in order to test this theorem with observations of black holes in both the electromagnetic and gravitational-wave spectra. Such metrics often contain naked singularities or closed timelike curves in the vicinity of the compact objects that can limit the applicability of the metrics to compact objects that do not spin rapidly, and generally admit only two constants of motion. The existence of a third constant, however, can facilitate the calculation of observables, because the equations of motion can be written in first-order form. In this paper, I design a Kerr-like black hole metric which is regular everywhere outside of the event horizon, possesses three independent constants of motion, and depends nonlinearly on four free functions that parameterize potential deviations from ...

Johannsen, Tim

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preventive Action Number:  

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8 Preventive Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 1 of 3 8 Preventive Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 1 of 3 EOTA - Business Form Document Title: Preventive Action Report Planning Worksheet Document Number: F-018 Rev 11_0414 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: P-008, Corrective/Preventive Action Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): N/A F-018 Preventive Action Report Planning Worksheet 11_0414 2 of 3 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change 08_0613 Initial Release 09_0924 Worksheet modified to reflect External Audit recommendation for identification of "Cause for Potential Nonconformance". Minor editing changes. 11_0414 Added Preventive Action Number block to match Q-Pulse

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Corrective and Preventive Action  

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8 Corrective/Preventive Action Process 11_0414 Page 1 of 8 8 Corrective/Preventive Action Process 11_0414 Page 1 of 8 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Corrective/Preventive Action Process Document Number: P-008 Rev 11_0414 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): P-004 Business System Management Review, F-017 Corrective Action Report Planning Worksheet or F-018 Preventive Action Report Planning Worksheet P-008 Corrective/Preventive Action Process 11_0414 Page 2 of 8 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0310 Implemented Multiple reviewer of "Root Cause" into process. 08_0313 Changed verbiage in Process, Responsibility and Definitions for clarification. Assigned new Backup Document Owner.

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May 2006 Standards Actions  

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Standards Actions 1 Standards Actions 1 New Projects and Technical Standards in Revision 1 DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2

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Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-119 Betweenness Centrality Metrics for Assessing Electrical Power Network  

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0 Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-119 Betweenness Centrality Metrics for Assessing. Hawick}, title = {Betweenness Centrality Metrics for Assessing Electrical Power Network Robustness Metrics for Assessing Electrical Power Network Robustness against Fragmentation and Node Failure K

Hawick, Ken

320

Weighting and Bayes Nets for Rollup of Surveillance Metrics  

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The LANL IKE team proposes that the surveillance metrics for several data stream that are used to detect the same failure mode be weighted. Similarly, the failure mode metrics are weighted to obtain a subsystem metric. E.g., if there n data streams (nodes 1-n), the failure mode (node 0) metric is obtained as M{sub 0} = w{sub 1}M{sub 1} + {hor_ellipsis} + w{sub n}M{sub n}, where {Sigma}{sub i=1}{sup n} w{sub i} = 1. This proposal has been implemented with Bayes Nets using the Netica/IKE software by specifying an appropriate conditional probability table (CPT). This CPT is calculated using the same form as (1), where the data stream metrics for the true (T) and false (F) states are replaced by 1 and 0, respectively. Then using this CPT, the failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1). This result has two nice features. First, the rollup Bayes nets is doing can be easily explained. Second, because Bayes Nets can implement this rollup using Netica/IKE, then data marshalling (allocating next year's budget) can be studied. A proof that the claim 'failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1)' for n = 2 and n = 3 follows as well as the sketch of a proof by induction for general n.

Henson, Kriste [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sentz, Kari [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamada, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrication of ASME Pressure Technology Codes and Standards: Status report  

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There is not universal agreement on metrication. Most agree that it is necessary--sometime, maybe for the next generation, but not now; some agree that it is eventually necessary, and even desirable, but that it is too early; some believe that it is too late, already. Currently, for many pressure technology code users, metrication is neither needed nor wanted; for some, the opposite is true. However, Society leadership indicates that such may not hold for the future, and it is unlikely that the rest of the world will decide to convert to the inch-pound system. Therefore, it seems logical to at least begin the metrication process, which will take years to complete. The first step is accomplished by providing a dual system for reference and familiarity, using the soft side of hard conversion. This leaves the inch-pound system essentially intact, while affording the opportunity for limited use of metric standards and time for true metric sizes and products to become part of PTCS. The eventual goal, is not being metric for the sake of being metric, but to be globally consistent for economic reasons, and to facilitate the movement towards a smaller number of standard sizes worldwide.

Hollinger, G.L. [Babcock and Wilcox, Barberton, OH (United States). Research and Development Div.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

The room noise criteria (RNC) metric.  

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The recent ANSI S12.2:2008 room noise criteria contains both a survey and an engineering method to specify room noise criteria. The methods use A?weighting and extended NC respectively. A new metric titled like the standard room noise criteria (RNC) is included as a diagnostic tool. It is based on human hearing and more correctly assesses low?frequency sound. In particular it is sensitive to the standard deviation to random noise and/or low?frequency surging in the 16125 Hz octave bands such as the sound that can be produced by HVAC systems or other devices. It provides a bridge between the NC and RC criteria by correctly predicting the need for the less stringent (at low frequencies) NC criteria when the HVAC system is well designed (no surging moderate standard deviation) and also correctly predicting the more stringent (at low frequencies) RC criteria when the HVAC system noise has a large standard deviation and/or surging.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Action of the gravitational field on the dynamical Casimir effect  

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In this paper we analyze the action of the gravitational field on the dynamical Casimir effect. We consider a massless scalar field confined in a cuboid cavity placed in a gravitational field described by a static and diagonal metric. With one of the plane mirrors of the cavity allowed to move, we compute the average number of particles created inside the cavity by means of the Bogoliubov coefficients computed through perturbative expansions. We apply our result to the case of an oscillatory motion of the mirror, assuming a weak gravitational field described by the Schwarzschild metric. The regime of parametric amplification is analyzed in detail, demonstrating that our computed result for the mean number of particles created agrees with specific associated cases in the literature. Our results, obtained in the framework of the perturbation theory, are restricted, under resonant conditions, to a short-time limit.

Cleri, L C; Moussa, M H Y

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Action of the gravitational field on the dynamical Casimir effect  

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In this paper we analyze the action of the gravitational field on the dynamical Casimir effect. We consider a massless scalar field confined in a cuboid cavity placed in a gravitational field described by a static and diagonal metric. With one of the plane mirrors of the cavity allowed to move, we compute the average number of particles created inside the cavity by means of the Bogoliubov coefficients computed through perturbative expansions. We apply our result to the case of an oscillatory motion of the mirror, assuming a weak gravitational field described by the Schwarzschild metric. The regime of parametric amplification is analyzed in detail, demonstrating that our computed result for the mean number of particles created agrees with specific associated cases in the literature. Our results, obtained in the framework of the perturbation theory, are restricted, under resonant conditions, to a short-time limit.

L. C. Cleri; F. Pascoal; M. H. Y. Moussa

2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

325

Integral Benchmark Data for Nuclear Data Testing Through the ICSBEP & IRPhEP  

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The status of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was last discussed directly with the nuclear data community at ND2007. Since ND2007, integral benchmark data that are available for nuclear data testing have increased significantly. The status of the ICSBEP and the IRPhEP is discussed and selected benchmark configurations that have been added to the ICSBEP and IRPhEP Handbooks since ND2007 are highlighted.

J. Blair Briggs; John D. Bess; Jim Gulliford; Ian Hill

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

An Einstein-Hilbert Action for Axi-Dilaton Gravity in 4-Dimensions  

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We examine the axi-dilatonic sector of low energy string theory and demonstrate how the gravitational interactions involving the axion and dilaton fields may be derived from a geometrical action principle involving the curvature scalar associated with a non-Riemannian connection. In this geometry the antisymmetric tensor 3-form field determines the torsion of the connection on the frame bundle while the gradient of the metric is determined by the dilaton field. By expressing the theory in terms of the Levi-Civita connection associated with the metric in the ``Einstein frame'' we confirm that the field equations derived from the non-Riemannian Einstein-Hilbert action coincide with the axi-dilaton sector of the low energy effective action derived from string theory.

T Dereli; Robin W Tucker

1995-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

327

CASMO-3/SIMULATE-3 benchmarking against Vermont Yankee  

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The cross-section generation code CASMO-3 and the advanced nodal code SIMULATE-3 are used to model Vermont Yankee (VY) cycles 9 through 13. Vermont Yankee is a small, high-power density boiling water reactor (BWR)-3 reactor. Cycles 9 through 13 were chosen for benchmarking because they have high-enrichment cores and use gamma-sensing traversing in-core probes (TIPs). To judge the merit of the new CASMO-3/SIMULATE-3 model, the results are compared to the old CASMO-2/SIMULATE-2 model. The figures of merit are consistent hot and cold eigenvalues near 1.0 and accurate reproduction of the plant TIP readings.

Hubbard, B.Y.; Morin, D.J.; Pappas, J.; Potter, R.C.; Woehlke, R.A. (Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MA (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

239Pu Resonance Evaluation for Thermal Benchmark System Calculations  

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Analyses of thermal plutonium solution critical benchmark systems have indicated a deciency in the 239Pu resonance evaluation. To investigate possible solutions to this issue, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Party for Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) established Subgroup 34 to focus on the reevaluation of the 239Pu resolved resonance parameters. In addition, the impacts of the prompt neutron multiplication (nubar) and the prompt neutron ssion spectrum (PFNS) have been investigated. The objective of this paper is to present the results of the 239Pu resolved resonance evaluation eort.

Leal, Luiz C [ORNL] [ORNL; Noguere, G [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; De Saint Jean, C [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance] [French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Cadarache, St. Paul lez Durance; Kahler, A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Benchmark enclosure fire suppression experiments - phase 1 test report.  

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A series of fire benchmark water suppression tests were performed that may provide guidance for dispersal systems for the protection of high value assets. The test results provide boundary and temporal data necessary for water spray suppression model development and validation. A review of fire suppression in presented for both gaseous suppression and water mist fire suppression. The experimental setup and procedure for gathering water suppression performance data are shown. Characteristics of the nozzles used in the testing are presented. Results of the experiments are discussed.

Figueroa, Victor G.; Nichols, Robert Thomas; Blanchat, Thomas K.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

CFD validation in OECD/NEA t-junction benchmark.  

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When streams of rapidly moving flow merge in a T-junction, the potential arises for large oscillations at the scale of the diameter, D, with a period scaling as O(D/U), where U is the characteristic flow velocity. If the streams are of different temperatures, the oscillations result in experimental fluctuations (thermal striping) at the pipe wall in the outlet branch that can accelerate thermal-mechanical fatigue and ultimately cause pipe failure. The importance of this phenomenon has prompted the nuclear energy modeling and simulation community to establish a benchmark to test the ability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes to predict thermal striping. The benchmark is based on thermal and velocity data measured in an experiment designed specifically for this purpose. Thermal striping is intrinsically unsteady and hence not accessible to steady state simulation approaches such as steady state Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) models.1 Consequently, one must consider either unsteady RANS or large eddy simulation (LES). This report compares the results for three LES codes: Nek5000, developed at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and Cabaret and Conv3D, developed at the Moscow Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety at (IBRAE) in Russia. Nek5000 is based on the spectral element method (SEM), which is a high-order weighted residual technique that combines the geometric flexibility of the finite element method (FEM) with the tensor-product efficiencies of spectral methods. Cabaret is a 'compact accurately boundary-adjusting high-resolution technique' for fluid dynamics simulation. The method is second-order accurate on nonuniform grids in space and time, and has a small dispersion error and computational stencil defined within one space-time cell. The scheme is equipped with a conservative nonlinear correction procedure based on the maximum principle. CONV3D is based on the immersed boundary method and is validated on a wide set of the experimental and benchmark data. The numerical scheme has a very small scheme diffusion and is the second and the first order accurate in space and time, correspondingly. We compare and contrast simulation results for three computational fluid dynamics codes CABARET, Conv3D, and Nek5000 for the T-junction thermal striping problem that was the focus of a recent OECD/NEA blind benchmark. The corresponding codes utilize finite-difference implicit large eddy simulation (ILES), finite-volume LES on fully staggered grids, and an LES spectral element method (SEM), respectively. The simulations results are in a good agreement with experimenatl data. We present results from a study of sensitivity to computational mesh and time integration interval, and discuss the next steps in the simulation of this problem.

Obabko, A. V.; Fischer, P. F.; Tautges, T. J.; Karabasov, S.; Goloviznin, V. M.; Zaytsev, M. A.; Chudanov, V. V.; Pervichko, V. A.; Aksenova, A. E. (Mathematics and Computer Science); (Cambridge Univ.); (Moscow Institute of Nuclar Energy Safety)

2011-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

331

A Modification of the Standard Cosmological Metric  

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In this article we firstly present an explicit dynamical equation satisfying the general principle of relativity under the framework of classical mechanics. In light of this fact, the necessity of Einstein's equivalence principle for the gravity being geometrized should be reexamined. Especially, Einstein's (strong) equivalence principle claims that the inertial force is equivalent to the gravitational force. But in fact the new dynamical equation proves that the essence of the inertial force is the real force exerted on the reference object, which can actually be all kinds of forces such as the gravitational force, electromagnetic force and so on. Therefore, in this context we only retain the numerical equality between the inertial mass and gravitational mass and abandon Einstein's (strong) equivalence principle. Consequently, the candidate for the standard clock should be corrected into the mathematical clock which duplicates the real clock equipped by the observer himself. Then a new physical picture for how to convert the gravitational force into a geometric description on spacetime is presented. On the other hand, we point out that all cosmological observations are made by the observer at present on the earth, instead of any other observers including the comoving observers in the earlier unverse. On this basis, we introduce an extra factor $b(t)$ in $FRW$ cosmological metric to depict the gravitational time dilation effect since the local proper clock may run in a faster and faster rate with the expanding of the universe. In this way, we may obtain a positive value of $\\rho+3p$ and avoid the introduction of dark energy in the current universe.

ChiYi Chen

2004-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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October 2005 Standards Actions  

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Standards Actions 1 Standards Actions 1 New Projects and DOE Technical Standards in Revision 1 DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Recently Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical Standards Program

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Standards Actions, July 2002  

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Standards Program Document Status 07-01-2002 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 46 Out for Comment - 14 Published this Month - 2 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress - 11 Reaffirmation in Progress - 12 Cancellation Pending - 7 Cancellation in Progress - 1 No Current Action - 19 Inside this issue: DOE Technical Standards Projects Initiated 1 DOE Technical Standards Re- cently Sent for Coordination 1 DOE Technical Standards Re- cently Published 1 American National Standards Institute 2 American Society for Testing and Materials International 4 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. Standards Actions- July 2002 Standards Actions DOE Technical Standards Projects Initiated

334

Analyses Of Two End-User Software Vulnerability Exposure Metrics  

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The risk due to software vulnerabilities will not be completely resolved in the near future. Instead, putting reliable vulnerability measures into the hands of end-users so that informed decisions can be made regarding the relative security exposure incurred by choosing one software package over another is of importance. To that end, we propose two new security metrics, average active vulnerabilities (AAV) and vulnerability free days (VFD). These metrics capture both the speed with which new vulnerabilities are reported to vendors and the rate at which software vendors fix them. We then examine how the metrics are computed using currently available datasets and demonstrate their estimation in a simulation experiment using four different browsers as a case study. Finally, we discuss how the metrics may be used by the various stakeholders of software and to software usage decisions.

Jason L. Wright; Miles McQueen; Lawrence Wellman

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Workshop: Resilience Metrics for Energy Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure  

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During this workshop, EPSA invited technical experts from industry, national laboratories, and NGOs to discuss the need for resilience metrics and how they vary by natural gas, liquid fuels and electric grid infrastructures.

336

Consistent metric combinations in cosmology of massive bigravity  

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Massive bigravity models are interesting alternatives to standard cosmology. In most cases however these models have been studied for a simplified scenario in which both metrics take homogeneous and isotropic forms (Friedmann-Lema\\^{i}tre-Robertson-Walker; FLRW) with the same spatial curvatures. The interest to consider more general geometries arises in particular in view of the difficulty so far encountered in building stable cosmological solutions with homogeneous and isotropic metrics. Here we consider a number of cases in which the two metrics take more general forms, namely FLRW with different spatial curvatures, Lema\\^{i}tre, Lema\\^{i}tre-Tolman-Bondi (LTB), and Bianchi I, as well as cases where only one metric is linearly perturbed. We discuss possible consistent combinations and find that only some special cases of FLRW-Lema\\^{i}tre, LTB-LTB and FLRW-Bianchi I combinations give consistent, non-trivial solutions.

Henrik Nersisyan; Yashar Akrami; Luca Amendola

2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

337

Improving enterprise decision-making : the benefits of metric commonality  

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The objective of this research is to identify a new approach in managing, and making internal program-level decisions from, externally tracked performance metrics. Industry observations indicate the increasing challenge ...

Friedman, Alissa H. (Alissa Heather)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

PROPAGATION OF SINGULARITIES FOR ROUGH METRICS HART F. SMITH  

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PROPAGATION OF SINGULARITIES FOR ROUGH METRICS HART F. SMITH Abstract. We use a wave packet the Simons Foundation (# 266371 to Hart Smith). 1 #12;2 HART F. SMITH H¨ormander's theorem [9] on propagation

Smith, Hart F.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis benchmarks phase Sample Search...  

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of advanced communication architectures for Summary: for a deeper point analysis. Micro-benchmarks should cover a number of different aspects which are outlined... been...

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Energy-Efficiency Technologies and Benchmarking the Energy Intensity for the Textile Industry  

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Energy-Efficiency Technologies and Benchmarking the EnergyEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence BerkeleyIsfahan University of Technology Mohamad Abdolrazaghi,

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - applications benchmark exercise Sample...  

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of - Computing Laboratory Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 40 CFB: A Call For Benchmarks -for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic Summary: argues...

342

E-Print Network 3.0 - assembly computational benchmark Sample...  

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Villanova University Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 35 CFB: A Call For Benchmarks -for Software Visualization Jonathan I. Maletic Summary: CFB: A...

343

Review of California and National Methods for Energy PerformanceBenchmarking of Commercial Buildings  

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This benchmarking review has been developed to support benchmarking planning and tool development under discussion by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and others in response to the Governor's Executive Order S-20-04 (2004). The Executive Order sets a goal of benchmarking and improving the energy efficiency of California's existing commercial building stock. The Executive Order requires the CEC to propose ''a simple building efficiency benchmarking system for all commercial buildings in the state''. This report summarizes and compares two currently available commercial building energy-benchmarking tools. One tool is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star National Energy Performance Rating System, which is a national regression-based benchmarking model (referred to in this report as Energy Star). The second is Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Cal-Arch, which is a California-based distributional model (referred to as Cal-Arch). Prior to the time Cal-Arch was developed in 2002, there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers but none that were based solely on California data. The Energy Star and Cal-Arch benchmarking tools both provide California with unique and useful methods to benchmark the energy performance of California's buildings. Rather than determine which model is ''better'', the purpose of this report is to understand and compare the underlying data, information systems, assumptions, and outcomes of each model.

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

344

Guideline for benchmarking thermal treatment systems for low-level mixed waste  

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A process for benchmarking low-level mixed waste (LLMW) treatment technologies has been developed. When used in conjunction with the identification and preparation of surrogate waste mixtures, and with defined quality assurance and quality control procedures, the benchmarking process will effectively streamline the selection of treatment technologies being considered by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for LLMW cleanup and management. Following the quantitative template provided in the benchmarking process will greatly increase the technical information available for the decision-making process. The additional technical information will remove a large part of the uncertainty in the selection of treatment technologies. It is anticipated that the use of the benchmarking process will minimize technology development costs and overall treatment costs. In addition, the benchmarking process will enhance development of the most promising LLMW treatment processes and aid in transferring the technology to the private sector. To instill inherent quality, the benchmarking process is based on defined criteria and a structured evaluation format, which are independent of any specific conventional treatment or emerging process technology. Five categories of benchmarking criteria have been developed for the evaluation: operation/design; personnel health and safety; economics; product quality; and environmental quality. This benchmarking document gives specific guidance on what information should be included and how it should be presented. A standard format for reporting is included in Appendix A and B of this document. Special considerations for LLMW are presented and included in each of the benchmarking categories.

Hoffman, D.P.; Gibson, L.V. Jr.; Hermes, W.H. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Bastian, R.E. [Focus Environmental, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Davis, W.T. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analytical benchmark analyses Sample Search...  

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and Information Sciences 10 Dependability Benchmarking: making choices in an n-dimensional problem space Henrique Madeira Philip Koopman Summary: Dependability...

346

Energy-Efficiency Technologies and Benchmarking the Energy Intensity for the Textile Industry  

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Benchmarking the Energy Intensity for the Textile Industryand Comparing the Energy Intensity in the Textile Industrywere visited. The energy intensity of each plant was

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

MITIGATION ACTION PLAN  

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MITIGATION ACTION PLAN MITIGATION ACTION PLAN KEMPER COUNTY IGCC PROJECT KEMPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory September 2010 2 INTRODUCTION The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kemper County IGCC Project (Project) (DOE/EIS-0409) in May 2010 and a Record of Decision (ROD) in August 2010 (75 FR 51248). The ROD identified commitments to mitigate potential adverse impacts associated with the project. This Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) describes the monitoring and mitigation actions the recipient must implement during the design, construction, and demonstration of the Project. DOE prepared this MAP in accordance with 10 CFR § 1021.331. PURPOSE Section 1021.331 of the DOE regulations implementing NEPA (10 CFR Part 1021) provides

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May 2007 Standards Actions  

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Technical Technical Standards in Revision 1 DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 2

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Interim Action Determination  

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Interim Action Determination Interim Action Determination Processing of Plutonium Materials from the DOE Standard 3013 Surveillance Program in H-Canyon at the Savannah River Site The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SPD SEIS, DOE/EIS-0283-S2). DOE is evaluating alternatives for disposition of non-pit plutonium that is surplus to the national

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Corrective Action Program Guide  

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This Guide was developed to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) organizations and contractors in the development, implementation, and followup of corrective action programs utilizing the feedback and improvement core safety function within DOE's Integrated Safety Management System. This Guide outlines some of the basic principles, concepts, and lessons learned that DOE managers and contractors might consider when implementing corrective action programs based on their specific needs. Canceled by DOE G 414.1-2B. Does not cancel other directives.

2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

351

Criticality Benchmark Analysis of Water-Reflected Uranium Oxyfluoride Slabs  

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A series of twelve experiments were conducted in the mid 1950's at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility to determine the critical conditions of a semi-infinite water-reflected slab of aqueous uranium oxyfluoride (UO2F2). A different slab thickness was used for each experiment. Results from the twelve experiment recorded in the laboratory notebook were published in Reference 1. Seven of the twelve experiments were determined to be acceptable benchmark experiments for the inclusion in the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. This evaluation will not only be available to handbook users for the validation of computer codes and integral cross-section data, but also for the reevaluation of experimental data used in the ANSI/ANS-8.1 standard. This evaluation is important as part of the technical basis of the subcritical slab limits in ANSI/ANS-8.1. The original publication of the experimental results was used for the determination of bias and bias uncertainties for subcritical slab limits, as documented by Hugh Clark's paper 'Subcritical Limits for Uranium-235 Systems'.

Margaret A. Marshall; John D. Bess

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Benchmarking of Graphite Reflected Critical Assemblies of UO2  

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A series of experiments were carried out in 1963 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Critical Experiments Facility (ORCEF) for use in space reactor research programs. A core containing 93.2% enriched UO2 fuel rods was used in these experiments. The first part of the experimental series consisted of 253 tightly-packed fuel rods (1.27 cm triangular pitch) with graphite reflectors [1], the second part used 253 graphite-reflected fuel rods organized in a 1.506 cm triangular pitch [2], and the final part of the experimental series consisted of 253 beryllium-reflected fuel rods with a 1.506 cm triangular pitch. [3] Fission rate distribution and cadmium ratio measurements were taken for all three parts of the experimental series. Reactivity coefficient measurements were taken for various materials placed in the beryllium reflected core. The first part of this experimental series has been evaluated for inclusion in the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) [4] and the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Handbooks, [5] and is discussed below. These experiments are of interest as benchmarks because they support the validation of compact reactor designs with similar characteristics to the design parameters for a space nuclear fission surface power systems. [6

Margaret A. Marshall; John D. Bess

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects  

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Savings Performance Contract EUI Energy Use Intensity IGAenergy use intensity (EUI) metric such as a thousand Btu perstudent (for a school). The EUI metric is normalized for key

Sanders, Mark D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Network-on-Chip Micro-Benchmarks Zhonghai Lu *, Axel Jantsch *, Erno Salminen and Cristian Grecu  

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Network-on-Chip Micro-Benchmarks Zhonghai Lu *, Axel Jantsch *, Erno Salminen and Cristian Grecu Columbia, Canada Abstract The rapid development of Network-on-Chip (NoC) calls for a systematic approachC architecture, a comprehensive set of synthetic workloads as micro-benchmarks, workload scenarios and evaluation

Jantsch, Axel

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An Object Oriented Framework For Database Benchmarking Based On The Open Source Database  

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the throughput of DBMSs against each other on the same operating systems, and compare the same DBMS's throughput on different operating systems. A benchmark is one scientific way to achieve such results. The Open Source Benchmark (OSDB) project for the Oracle database management system. Second, we have developed

Wagner, Paul J.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 4, NO. 2, MARCH 2005 153 Benchmarking Nanotechnology for  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, VOL. 4, NO. 2, MARCH 2005 153 Benchmarking Nanotechnology Radosavljevic Abstract--Recently there has been tremendous progress made in the research of novel nanotechnology believe that benchmarking is a key element in accelerating the progress of nanotechnology research

Yener, Aylin

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INTEGRAL BENCHMARK DATA FOR NUCLEAR DATA TESTING THROUGH THE ICSBEP AND THE NEWLY ORGANIZED IRPHEP  

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The status of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was last reported in a nuclear data conference at the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND-2004, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since that time the number and type of integral benchmarks have increased significantly. Included in the ICSBEP Handbook are criticality-alarm / shielding and fundamental physic benchmarks in addition to the traditional critical / subcritical benchmark data. Since ND 2004, a reactor physics counterpart to the ICSBEP, the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was initiated. The IRPhEP is patterned after the ICSBEP, but focuses on other integral measurements, such as buckling, spectral characteristics, reactivity effects, reactivity coefficients, kinetics measurements, reaction-rate and power distributions, nuclide compositions, and other miscellaneous-type measurements in addition to the critical configuration. The status of these two projects is discussed and selected benchmarks highlighted in this paper.

J. Blair Briggs; Lori Scott; Yolanda Rugama; Enrico Satori

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities 2012 Annual Metrics Report  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and new transportation technologies, as they emerge. Each year DOE asks Clean Cities coordinators to submit annual reports of their activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Data and information are submitted via an online database that is maintained as part of the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Coordinators submit a range of data that characterizes the membership, funding, projects, and activities of their coalitions. They also submit data about sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), idle-reduction initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). NREL analyzes the data and translates them into petroleum-use reduction impacts, which are summarized in this report.

Johnson, C.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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May 2009 Standards Actions  

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May 2009 May 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Technical Standards Program (http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/) Standards Actions 1.0 DOE STANDARDS ACTIONS The Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standards Program (TSP) publishes Standards Actions on a monthly basis to provide DOE headquarters and field elements with current information on DOE and select non-government standards activities. The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the TSP web page at: http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose Projects, Approved Standards, Recently Approved Standards, or Drafts for Review, as

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February 2009 Standards Actions  

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February 2009 February 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Technical Standards Program (http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/) Standards Actions 1.0 DOE STANDARDS ACTIONS The Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standards Program (TSP) publishes Standards Actions on a monthly basis to provide DOE headquarters and field elements with current information on DOE and select non-government standards activities. The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the TSP web page at: http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose Projects, Approved Standards, Recently Approved Standards, or Drafts for Review, as

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361

Standards Actions - April 2002  

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3-28-2002 3-28-2002 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 44 Out for Comment - 13 Published this Month - 2 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress - 4 Reaffirmation in Progress - 2 Supersedure in Progress - 6 Cancellation Pending - 8 Cancellation in Progress - 2 No Current Action - 35 Inside this issue: DOE Technical Standards Project Canceled 1 DOE Technical Standard Recently Sent for Coordination 1 DOE Technical Standards Re- cently Published 2 American National Standards Institute 2 American Society for Testing and Materials International 4 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. Standards Actions- April 2002 Standards Actions DOE Technical Standards Project Canceled

362

July 2009 Standards Actions  

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July 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Technical Standards Program (http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/) Standards Actions 1.0 DOE STANDARDS ACTIONS The Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standards Program (TSP) publishes Standards Actions on a monthly basis to provide DOE headquarters and field elements with current information on DOE and select non-government standards activities. The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the TSP web page at: http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose Projects, Approved Standards, Recently Approved Standards, or Drafts for Review, as

363

May 2010 Standards Actions  

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May 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Technical Standards Program (http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/) Standards Actions 1.0 DOE STANDARDS ACTIONS The Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standards Program (TSP) publishes Standards Actions on a monthly basis to provide DOE headquarters and field elements with current information on DOE and select non-government standards activities. The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the TSP web page at: http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose Projects, Approved Standards, Recently Approved Standards, or Drafts for Review, as

364

Standards Actions, May 2002  

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4-29-2002 4-29-2002 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 47 Out for Comment - 12 Published this Month - 6 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress - 10 Reaffirmation in Progress - 12 Supersedure in Progress - 0 Cancellation Pending - 7 Cancellation in Progress - 1 No Current Action - 20 Inside this issue: DOE Technical Standards Proposed for Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Re- cently Published 1 American National Standards Institute 2 American Society for Testing and Materials International 4 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. Standards Actions- May 2002 Standards Actions DOE Technical Standards Proposed for Reaffirmation The following documents are currently being reevaluated under the 5-year

365

Exploration Cost and Time Metric | Open Energy Information  

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Exploration Cost and Time Metric Exploration Cost and Time Metric Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Exploration Cost and Time Metric Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Focus Area: Geothermal Phase: Prepare a Plan Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Resource assessment Resource Type: Application prototype, Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: openei.org/apps/xct_metric/ Country: United States Web Application Link: openei.org/apps/xct_metric/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Featured UN Region: Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

366

DOE Solar Decathlon: California Polytechnic State University: Benchmarking  

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Cal Poly solar-powered house on the National Mall for Solar Decathlon 2005. Cal Poly solar-powered house on the National Mall for Solar Decathlon 2005. Enlarge image The exterior of Cal Poly's house features a large deck and overhang that shades the south-facing windows and doors. (Credit: Chris Gunn/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: California Polytechnic State University What: Solar Cal Poly Where: California Polytechnic State University 1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Map This House Public tours: Contact the Cal Poly Renewable Energy Club at 224-805-7999 for tour information. Solar Decathlon 2005 California Polytechnic State University: Benchmarking Solar Performance The solar-powered house designed by California Polytechnic State University returned to San Luis Obispo after placing third overall in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2005. It was reconstructed on campus

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Fuel Cell Systems Sensors Air Management Benchmarking Modeling  

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Systems Systems F u e l P r o c e s s o r Sensors Air Management Benchmarking Modeling Patrick Davis Patrick Davis Targets and Status 50 kWe (net) Integrated Fuel Cell Power System 5000 2000 1000 Hours Durability 45 125 275 $/kW Cost (including H2 storage) 650 500 400 W/L Power density (w/o H2 stor) Operating on direct hydrogen 5000 2000 1000 Hours Durability 45 125 325 $/kW Cost 325 250 140 W/L Power density Operating on Tier 2 gasoline containing 30 ppm sulfur, average 2010 2005 2003 status Units Characteristics Projects Fuel Cell Power Systems Analysis ANL NREL TIAX Directed Technologies, Inc. TIAX TIAX * Fuel Cell Systems Analysis * Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems Analysis * Cost Analyses of Fuel Cell Stacks/ Systems * DFMA Cost Estimates of Fuel Cell/ Reformer Systems at Low, Medium, & High Production Rates * Assessment of Fuel Cell Auxiliary

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NETL: News Release - GE Sets Benchmarks for Fuel Cell Performance  

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August 8, 2005 August 8, 2005 GE Sets Benchmarks for Fuel Cell Performance Achievements Move Efficient, Clean SOFC Technology Closer to Mainstream Energy Markets TORRANCE, CA - In the race to speed solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology out of niche markets and into widespread commercial use, GE Hybrid Power Generation Systems has kicked fuel cell performance into high gear. Recent advancements have dramatically improved baseline cell performance and accelerate GE's prospects for achieving the system efficiency and cost objectives of DOE's Solid State Energy Alliance (SECA) program. Packing more power into smaller volumes is one of the breakthroughs needed to reduce the cost and expand the use of efficient, environmentally friendly fuel cells. But increasing power density isn't the only goal; as power density increases, fuel cells must continue to efficiently and reliably convert fuel to electric power.

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Benchmarking ICRF Full-wave Solvers for ITER  

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Abstract Benchmarking of full-wave solvers for ICRF simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modeling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high performance baseline (5.3 T, 15 MA) DT H-mode. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by six full-wave solver groups to simulate the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating, and by three of these groups to simulate the current-drive. Approximate agreement is achieved for the predicted heating power for the DT and He4 cases. Factor of two disagreements are found for the cases with second harmonic He3 heating in bulk H cases. Approximate agreement is achieved simulating the ICRF current drive.

R. V. Budny, L. Berry, R. Bilato, P. Bonoli, M. Brambilla, R. J. Dumont, A. Fukuyama, R. Harvey, E. F. Jaeger, K. Indireshkumar, E. Lerche, D. McCune, C. K. Phillips, V. Vdovin, J. Wright, and members of the ITPA-IOS

2011-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Fissile sample worths in the Uranium/Iron Benchmark  

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One of the long-standing problems from LMFBR critical experiments is the central worth discrepancy, the consistent overprediction of the reactivity associated with introducing a small material sample near the center of an assembly. Reactivity (sample worth) experiments in ZPR-9, assembly 34, the Uranium/Iron Benchmark (U/Fe), were aimed at investigating this discrepancy. U/Fe had a large, single-region core whose neutronics was governed almost entirely by /sup 235/U and iron. The essentially one-dimensional plate unit cell had one 1.6 mm-wide column of 93% enriched uranium (U(93)) near the center, imbedded in about 50 mm of iron and stainless steel. The neutron spectrum was roughly comparable to that of an LMFBR, but the adjoint spectrum was much flatter than an LMFBR's. The worths of four different fissile materials were measured and the worth of U(93) was measured using several different experimental techniques.

Schaefer, R.W.; Bucher, R.G.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Benchmarking transportation logistics practices for effective system planning  

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This paper presents preliminary findings of an Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) benchmarking project to identify best practices for logistics enterprises. The results will help OCRWM's Office of Logistics Management (OLM) design and implement a system to move spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to the Yucca Mountain repository for disposal when that facility is licensed and built. This report suggests topics for additional study. The project team looked at three Federal radioactive material logistics operations that are widely viewed to be successful: (1) the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico; (2) the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP); and (3) domestic and foreign research reactor (FRR) SNF acceptance programs. (authors)

Thrower, A.W. [Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Dravo, A.N. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC (United States); Keister, M. [Idaho National Laboratory, ID (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Workshops and problems for benchmarking eddy current codes  

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A series of six workshops was held in 1986 and 1987 to compare eddy current codes, using six benchmark problems. The problems included transient and steady-state ac magnetic fields, close and far boundary conditions, magnetic and non-magnetic materials. All the problems were based either on experiments or on geometries that can be solved analytically. The workshops and solutions to the problems are described. Results show that many different methods and formulations give satisfactory solutions, and that in many cases reduced dimensionality or coarse discretization can give acceptable results while reducing the computer time required. A second two-year series of TEAM (Testing Electromagnetic Analysis Methods) workshops, using six more problems, is underway. 12 refs., 15 figs., 4 tabs.

Turner, L.R.; Davey, K.; Ida, N.; Rodger, D.; Kameari, A.; Bossavit, A.; Emson, C.R.I.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Experimental Criticality Benchmarks for SNAP 10A/2 Reactor Cores  

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This report describes computational benchmark models for nuclear criticality derived from descriptions of the Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP) Critical Assembly (SCA)-4B experimental criticality program conducted by Atomics International during the early 1960's. The selected experimental configurations consist of fueled SNAP 10A/2-type reactor cores subject to varied conditions of water immersion and reflection under experimental control to measure neutron multiplication. SNAP 10A/2-type reactor cores are compact volumes fueled and moderated with the hydride of highly enriched uranium-zirconium alloy. Specifications for the materials and geometry needed to describe a given experimental configuration for a model using MCNP5 are provided. The material and geometry specifications are adequate to permit user development of input for alternative nuclear safety codes, such as KENO. A total of 73 distinct experimental configurations are described.

Krass, A.W.

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

374

NERSC-6 Workload Analysis and Benchmark Selection Process  

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This report describes efforts carried out during early 2008 to determine some of the science drivers for the"NERSC-6" next-generation high-performance computing system acquisition. Although the starting point was existing Greenbooks from DOE and the NERSC User Group, the main contribution of this work is an analysis of the current NERSC computational workload combined with requirements information elicited from key users and other scientists about expected needs in the 2009-2011 timeframe. The NERSC workload is described in terms of science areas, computer codes supporting research within those areas, and description of key algorithms that comprise the codes. This work was carried out in large part to help select a small set of benchmark programs that accurately capture the science and algorithmic characteristics of the workload. The report concludes with a description of the codes selected and some preliminary performance data for them on several important systems.

Antypas, Katie; Shalf, John; Wasserman, Harvey

2008-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

375

Impact on sludge inventory and control strategies using the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 1 with the Brger-Diehl  

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Impact on sludge inventory and control strategies using the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 1 are investigated by using the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 1. The numerical results show that the Bürger

Bürger, Raimund

376

Standards Actions, May 2001  

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30-2001 30-2001 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 39 Out for Comment - 19 Published this Month - 0 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress - 4 Reaffirmation in Progress - 23 Cancellation Pending - 9 Cancellation in Progress - 18 No Current Action - 12 Inside this issue: DOE Technical Standards Projects Initiated 1 DOE Technical Standards Proposed for Reaffirmation 1 Proposed Cancellation of DOE Technical Standards 2 Published DOE Technical Standards 3 American National Standards Institute 3 American National Standards 6 American Society for Testing and Materials 6 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. May 2001 Standards Actions DOE Technical Standards Projects Initiated

377

Locations Everyone: Lights, Camera, Action!  

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Locations Everyone: Lights, Camera, Action! ... Harvard Institute of Proteomics Harvard Medical School ...

Robert F. Murphy; Joshua LaBaer

2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

378

EIS-0472: Mitigation Action Plan  

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Uranium Leasing Program Mitigation Action Plan for the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

379

Benchmarking kinetic calculations of resistive wall mode stability  

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Validating the calculations of kinetic resistive wall mode (RWM) stability is important for confidently predicting RWM stable operating regions in ITER and other high performance tokamaks for disruption avoidance. Benchmarking the calculations of the Magnetohydrodynamic Resistive SpectrumKinetic (MARS-K) [Y. Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 112503 (2008)], Modification to Ideal Stability by Kinetic effects (MISK) [B. Hu et al., Phys. Plasmas 12, 057301 (2005)], and Perturbed Equilibrium Nonambipolar Transport (PENT) [N. Logan et al., Phys. Plasmas 20, 122507 (2013)] codes for two Solov'ev analytical equilibria and a projected ITER equilibrium has demonstrated good agreement between the codes. The important particle frequencies, the frequency resonance energy integral in which they are used, the marginally stable eigenfunctions, perturbed Lagrangians, and fluid growth rates are all generally consistent between the codes. The most important kinetic effect at low rotation is the resonance between the mode rotation and the trapped thermal particle's precession drift, and MARS-K, MISK, and PENT show good agreement in this term. The different ways the rational surface contribution was treated historically in the codes is identified as a source of disagreement in the bounce and transit resonance terms at higher plasma rotation. Calculations from all of the codes support the present understanding that RWM stability can be increased by kinetic effects at low rotation through precession drift resonance and at high rotation by bounce and transit resonances, while intermediate rotation can remain susceptible to instability. The applicability of benchmarked kinetic stability calculations to experimental results is demonstrated by the prediction of MISK calculations of near marginal growth rates for experimental marginal stability points from the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) [M. Ono et al., Nucl. Fusion 40, 557 (2000)].

Berkery, J. W.; Sabbagh, S. A. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Liu, Y. Q. [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)] [Euratom/CCFE Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Wang, Z. R.; Logan, N. C.; Park, J.-K.; Manickam, J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Betti, R. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)] [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14623 (United States)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

380

Benchmarking and validation of a Geant4-SHADOW Monte Carlo simulation for dose calculations in microbeam radiation therapy  

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Benchmarking and validation of a new Monte Carlo code for dose calculations in microbeam radiation therapy are described.

Cornelius, I.

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Utility Benchmarking Programs: Effectiveness as a Conduit to Utility Energy Efficiency Programs  

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Utility Benchmarking Programs: Effectiveness as a Conduit to Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

382

Property:ExplorationCostPerMetric | Open Energy Information  

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ExplorationCostPerMetric ExplorationCostPerMetric Jump to: navigation, search Property Name ExplorationCostPerMetric Property Type String Description the unit ratio denominator for exploration cost Allows Values 100 feet cut;30 foot core;compound;day;element;foot;hour;mile;point;process;sample;sq. mile;station;Subject;well Subproperties This property has the following 107 subproperties: A Active Seismic Methods Active Seismic Techniques Active Sensors Analytical Modeling B Borehole Seismic Techniques C Cation Geothermometers Chemical Logging Conceptual Model Core Holes Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log D DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Mise-Á-La-Masse) DC Resistivity Survey (Pole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Wenner Array)

383

Property:ExplorationTimePerMetric | Open Energy Information  

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ExplorationTimePerMetric ExplorationTimePerMetric Jump to: navigation, search Property Name ExplorationTimePerMetric Property Type String Description the unit ratio denominator for exploration time Allows Values job;10 mile;10 stn;100 mile;sq. mile;foot Subproperties This property has the following 121 subproperties: A Active Seismic Methods Active Seismic Techniques Active Sensors Analytical Modeling B Borehole Seismic Techniques C Cation Geothermometers Chemical Logging Compound and Elemental Analysis Conceptual Model Core Holes Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log D DC Resistivity Survey (Dipole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Mise-Á-La-Masse) DC Resistivity Survey (Pole-Dipole Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Schlumberger Array) DC Resistivity Survey (Wenner Array) Data Collection and Mapping Data Techniques

384

A flexible pavement damage metric for a straight truck  

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Pavement damage attributed to heavy truck traffic is related to many road- and vehicle-related factors in a complex manner. A better estimation of pavement damage potential of heavy trucks is vital for management of roads and for determination of costs associated with the particular types of truck. In this paper, a metric based upon the energy stored within the pavement during a vehicle pass is proposed to assess pavement damage potential of trucks as a function of pavement responses to tyre loads, including both the normal and shear forces. The proposed metric effectively accounts for rate of loading, vehicle acceleration and deceleration and the pavement temperature. The simulation results suggest that the proposed metric could be effectively applied for road pricing purposes.

J.A. Romero; A.A. Lozano-Guzmán; E. Betanzo-Quezada; S.A. Obregón-Biosca

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Metrics for Evaluating the Accuracy of Solar Power Forecasting: Preprint  

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Forecasting solar energy generation is a challenging task due to the variety of solar power systems and weather regimes encountered. Forecast inaccuracies can result in substantial economic losses and power system reliability issues. This paper presents a suite of generally applicable and value-based metrics for solar forecasting for a comprehensive set of scenarios (i.e., different time horizons, geographic locations, applications, etc.). In addition, a comprehensive framework is developed to analyze the sensitivity of the proposed metrics to three types of solar forecasting improvements using a design of experiments methodology, in conjunction with response surface and sensitivity analysis methods. The results show that the developed metrics can efficiently evaluate the quality of solar forecasts, and assess the economic and reliability impact of improved solar forecasting.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B. M.; Florita, A.; Lu, S.; Hamann, H. F.; Banunarayanan, V.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

May 2005 Standards Actions  

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Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Revisions 1 DOE Technical Standards Projects Initiated 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 04-27-2005 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 25

387

POSITION MANAGEMENT ACTION FORM  

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POSITION MANAGEMENT ACTION FORM Workforce Planning | 408-924-2250 classcomp@sjsu.edu SJSU Human FOR POSITION MANAGEMENT FORM Workforce Planning | 408-924-2250| classcomp@sjsu.edu SJSU Human Resources Revised contact your Workforce Planning Analyst. List the name of the position this position reports to

Eirinaki, Magdalini

388

Restoration 2013 ACTION PLAN  

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Study Taskforce, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, National Marine are intended to guide or inform, as appropriate, the Actions Agencies (BPA/Corps), National Marine Fisheries was prepared by the BPA/Corps with review by and collaboration with regional restoration sponsors, researchers

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency, February 2,  

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency, Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency, February 2, 2010 Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics | ENERGY STAR  

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Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics Full list of Portfolio Manager custom reporting metrics Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Culture, and a Metrics Methodology for Biological Countermeasure Scenarios  

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Outcome Metrics Methodology defines a way to evaluate outcome metrics associated with scenario analyses related to biological countermeasures. Previous work developed a schema to allow evaluation of common elements of impacts across a wide range of potential threats and scenarios. Classes of metrics were identified that could be used by decision makers to differentiate the common bases among disparate scenarios. Typical impact metrics used in risk calculations include the anticipated number of deaths, casualties, and the direct economic costs should a given event occur. There are less obvious metrics that are often as important and require more intensive initial work to be incorporated. This study defines a methodology for quantifying, evaluating, and ranking metrics other than direct health and economic impacts. As has been observed with the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, impacts to the culture of specific sectors of society are less obvious on an immediate basis but equally important over the ensuing and long term. Culture is used as the example class of metrics within which requirements for a methodology are explored likely methodologies are examined underlying assumptions for the respective methodologies are discussed the basis for recommending a specific methodology is demonstrated. Culture, as a class of metrics, is shown to consist of political, sociological, and psychological elements that are highly valued by decision makers. In addition, cultural practices, dimensions, and kinds of knowledge offer complementary sets of information that contribute to the context within which experts can provide input. The quantification and evaluation of sociopolitical, socio-economic, and sociotechnical impacts depend predominantly on subjective, expert judgment. Epidemiological data is limited, resulting in samples with statistical limits. Dose response assessments and curves depend on the quality of data and its relevance to human modes of exposure. With uncertain data and limited common units, the aggregation of results is not inherently obvious. Candidate methodologies discussed include statistical, analytical, and expert-based numerical approaches. Most statistical methods require large amounts of data with a random distribution of values for validity. Analytical methods predominate wherein structured data or patterns are evident and randomness is low. The analytical hierarchy process is shown to satisfy all requirements and provide a detailed method for measurement that depends on expert judgment by decision makers.

Simpson, Mary J.

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

392

Primer Control System Cyber Security Framework and Technical Metrics  

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The Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division supported development of a control system cyber security framework and a set of technical metrics to aid owner-operators in tracking control systems security. The framework defines seven relevant cyber security dimensions and provides the foundation for thinking about control system security. Based on the developed security framework, a set of ten technical metrics are recommended that allow control systems owner-operators to track improvements or degradations in their individual control systems security posture.

Wayne F. Boyer; Miles A. McQueen

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

A Commentary on Ruppeiner Metrics for Black Holes  

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There has been some recent controversy regarding the Ruppeiner metrics that are induced by Reissner-Nordstrom (and Reissner-Nordstrom-like) black holes. Most infamously, why does this family of metrics turn out to be flat, how is this outcome to be physically understood, and can/should the formalism be suitably modified to induce curvature? In the current paper, we provide a novel interpretation of this debate. For the sake of maximal analytic clarity and tractability, some supporting calculations are carried out for the relatively simple model of a rotating BTZ black hole.

A. J. M. Medved

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

394

SILENE Benchmark Critical Experiments for Criticality Accident Alarm Systems  

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In October 2010 a series of benchmark experiments was conducted at the Commissariat a Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) Valduc SILENE [1] facility. These experiments were a joint effort between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the French CEA. The purpose of these experiments was to create three benchmarks for the verification and validation of radiation transport codes and evaluated nuclear data used in the analysis of criticality accident alarm systems (CAASs). This presentation will discuss the geometric configuration of these experiments and the quantities that were measured and will present some preliminary comparisons between the measured data and calculations. This series consisted of three single-pulsed experiments with the SILENE reactor. During the first experiment the reactor was bare (unshielded), but during the second and third experiments it was shielded by lead and polyethylene, respectively. During each experiment several neutron activation foils and thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) were placed around the reactor, and some of these detectors were themselves shielded from the reactor by high-density magnetite and barite concrete, standard concrete, and/or BoroBond. All the concrete was provided by CEA Saclay, and the BoroBond was provided by Y-12 National Security Complex. Figure 1 is a picture of the SILENE reactor cell configured for pulse 1. Also included in these experiments were measurements of the neutron and photon spectra with two BICRON BC-501A liquid scintillators. These two detectors were provided and operated by CEA Valduc. They were set up just outside the SILENE reactor cell with additional lead shielding to prevent the detectors from being saturated. The final detectors involved in the experiments were two different types of CAAS detectors. The Babcock International Group provided three CIDAS CAAS detectors, which measured photon dose and dose rate with a Geiger-Mueller tube. CIDAS detectors are currently in use at Y-12 in the newly constructed Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility. The second CAAS detector used a {sup 6}LiF TLD to absorb neutrons and a silicon detector to count the charge particles released by these absorption events. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provided four of these detectors, which had formerly been used at the Rocky Flats facility in the United States.

Miller, Thomas Martin [ORNL] [ORNL; Reynolds, Kevin H. [Y-12 National Security Complex] [Y-12 National Security Complex

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

August 2001 Standards Actions  

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7-31-2001 7-31-2001 Activity Summary In Conversion-4 In Preparation-43 Out for Comment-17 Published this Month-0 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress-6 Reaffirmation in Progress-23 Cancellation Pending-4 Cancellation in Progress-12 Proposed for Cancellation-13 No Current Action-11 Inside this issue: DOE Technical Standards Project Initiated 1 DOE Technical Standards Recently Sent for Coordination 1 DOE Technical Standard Recently Reaffirmed 1 DOE Technical Standards Recently Published 2 American National Standards Institute 2 American National Standards 4 American Society for Testing and Materials 5 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. Standards Actions- August 2001 Standards

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April 2008 Standards Actions  

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3-27-2008 3-27-2008 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 24 Out for Comment - 26 Published in March - 0 Five Year Review status Proposed for Revision-4 Revision in Progress-3 Proposed for Reaffirmation-0 Reaffirmation in Progress-20 Cancellations Pending-6 Cancellations in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclear safety/techstds/ April 2008 Standards Actions 1.0 DOE Standards Actions The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the Technical Standards Program (TSP) web page at http://hss.energy.gov/nuclear safetytechstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose

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Standards Actions, July 2001  

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6-27-2001 6-27-2001 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 42 Out for Comment - 15 Published this Month - 1 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress - 4 Reaffirmation in Progress - 2 Supersedure in Progress - 6 Cancellation Pending - 8 Cancellation in Progress - 2 No Current Action - 35 Inside this issue: DOE Technical Standards Project Initiated 1 DOE Technical Standard Recently Sent for Coordination 1 DOE Technical Standard Recently Published 1 American National Standards Institute 2 American National Standards 3 American Society for Testing and Materials 4 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. July 2001 Standards Actions DOE Technical Standards Projects Initiated

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July 2007 Standards Actions  

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6-27-2007 6-27-2007 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 27 Out for Comment - 24 Published in June - 0 5-year Review status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6 Proposed forReaffirmation-1 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellations Pending-9 Cancellations in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://hss.energy.gov/nuclear safetytechstds/ July 2007 Standards Actions 1.0 DOE Standards Actions The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the Technical Standards Program (TSP) web page at http://hss.energy.gov/nuclear safetytechstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose

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October 2006 Standards Actions  

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Publication Staff Roster 2 Publication Staff Roster 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 09-26-2006 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 24 Out for Comment - 16 Published in September - 1 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6 Proposed for reaffirmation-1 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellation Pending-9 Cancellation in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.eh.doe.gov/ techstds/ October 2006 Standards Actions 1.0 DOE Standards Actions The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the Technical Standards Program (TSP) web page at http://www.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. To access

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Mitigation Action Plan  

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212 212 Mitigation Action Plan for the Lease of Land for the Development of a Research Park at Los Alamos National Laboratory Departme~t of Energy Albuquerque Operations Office Los Alamos Area Office Los Alamos, New Mexico MITIGATION ACTION PLAN for the LEASE OF LAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RESEARCH PARK AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY Background on the Lease of Land at Los Alamos National Laboratory: The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Lease of Land for the Development of a Research Park at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)(DOE/EA-1212), Los Alamos, New Mexico. The DOE released a Predecisional Draft of this EA for State and Tribal review and made the draft document available to the public on July 24, 1997 for

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February 2005 Standards Actions  

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Technical Technical Standards Program Document Status 1-18-2005 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 25 Out for Comment - 10 Published in January - 3 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-6 Revision in Progress-4 Proposed for Reaffirmation-3 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellation Pending-16 Cancellation in Progress-0 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/ February 2005 Standards Actions 1.0 DOE Standards Actions The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the Technical Standards Program (TSP) web page at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose Projects,

402

Workforce Diversity Action Plans  

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Workforce Diversity Action Plans Workforce Diversity Action Plans Workforce Diversity Office Best Practices Diversity Council Compendium of Diversity Activities Principles for a Diverse Community Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is principally an institution of scientific research, committed to addressing the needs of society. A diverse workforce is an invaluable asset to innovation and research excellence. To this end, we must embody the following principles to successfully affect the Laboratory's mission and embrace our diverse workplace community. We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us and strive to maintain an environment characterized by respect, fairness, and inclusion. Our valued community encompasses an array of races, creeds, and social circumstances. We recognize and cherish the richness contributed by our diversity.

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July 2006 Standards Actions  

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

DOE Technical DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 06-28-2006 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 23 Out for Comment - 14 Published in June - 0 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6 Proposed for Reaffirmation-1 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellation Pending-9 Cancellation in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.eh.doe.gov/ techstds/ July 2006 Standards Actions 1.0 DOE Standards Actions The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the Technical Standards Program (TSP) web page at http://www.eh.doe.gov/techstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose Projects,

404

SAVEnergy Action Plans  

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The Department of Energy`s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is charged with carrying out key sections of EPACT and Executive Order 12903, to make the Federal government operate more efficiently. A congressionally mandated energy and water conservation audit program is one component of this growing DOE program. This paper traces the SAVEnergy Action Plan program throughout its development from (1) identifying projects and Agency champions, (2) establishing a protocol and fitting auditors into the program, (3) developing a data base to track the audits and measure their success, and (4) evaluating the process, learning from mistakes, and charting and transferring successes. A major tenet of the SAVEnergy program is to proactively prescreen all audit activities to ensure that -- where audits are done and Action Plans completed -- projects will be done.

Mayo, K.; Westby, R. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); deMonsabert, S. [George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States)] [George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States); Ginsberg, M. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)] [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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May 2008 Standards Actions  

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

4-25-2008 4-25-2008 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 24 Out for Comment - 26 Published in April - 2 Five Year Review status Proposed for Revision-4 Revision in Progress-3 Proposed for Reaffirmation-0 Reaffirmation in Progress-20 Cancellations Pending-6 Cancellations in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclear safety/techstds/ May 2008 Standards Actions 1.0 DOE Standards Actions The complete list of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status is available on the Technical Standards Program (TSP) web page at http://hss.energy.gov/nuclear safetytechstds/. To access these standards, go to our web page, click on "DOE Technical Standards," then choose

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February 2001 Standards Actions  

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

Standards Technical Standards Program Document Status Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site: http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/ Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 35 Out for Comment - 18 Published this Month - 1 FY 2001 5-year Reviews Revisions in Progress - 2 Reaffirmations in Progress - 2 Supersedures in Progress - 6 Cancellations Pending - 11 Cancellations in Progress - 33 No Current Action - 16 DOE Technical Standards Project Canceled If you have any questions about this action, please contact the person listed be- low. The following DOE Technical Standards project was recently canceled: * EM Facility Hazard Categorization, Project Number SAFT-0029; EM Technical Standards Manager, John Serocki, 301-903-7999, John.Serocki@em.doe.gov, or Tom Wright, 301-903-3661, Tom.Wright@em.doe.gov. The need for this

407

(Data in metric tons1 of gold content, unless noted)  

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combined production accounted for nearly 80% of the U.S. total. The trend for recent U.S. gold exploration68 GOLD (Data in metric tons1 of gold content, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use: Gold was recovered as a byproduct of processing base metals, chiefly copper. Twenty-five lode mines yielded

408

Metric approach for sound propagation in nematic liquid crystals  

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In the eikonal approach, we describe sound propagation near to topological defects of nematic liquid crystal as geodesics of a non-euclidian manifold endowed with an effective metric tensor. The relation between the acoustics of the medium and this geometrical description is given by Fermat's principle. We calculate the ray trajectories and propose a diffraction experiment to retrieve informations about the elastic constants.

E. Pereira; S. Fumeron; F. Moraes

2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

409

Geodesic completeness for meromorphic metrics; the case of coercive ones  

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Geodesic completeness for meromorphic metrics; the case of coercive ones Claudio Meneghini August 5, 2004 #12;0.1. FOREWORD 1 0.1 Foreword This thesis is concerned with extending the idea of geodesic now confine ourselves to remarking that geodesics, and, more generally, paths, will be defined

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Degree of geodesic mobility of Lorentzian metric Aleksandra Fedorova  

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Degree of geodesic mobility of Lorentzian metric Aleksandra Fedorova FSU, Jena March 24, 2012 Aleksandra Fedorova ( FSU, Jena ) Degree of mobility March 24, 2012 1 / 22 #12;Outline 1 Degree of geodesic March 24, 2012 2 / 22 #12;Geodesically equivalent connections M -- manifold, and ¯ are affine

Rossak, Wilhelm R.

411

Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric  

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Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric Walter Binder and Jarle-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland firstname.lastname@epfl.ch Abstract Accounting for the CPU consumption consumption information in order to detect a resource overuse of client components (detection of denial

Binder, Walter

412

MESUR: USAGE-BASED METRICS OF SCHOLARLY IMPACT  

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The evaluation of scholarly communication items is now largely a matter of expert opinion or metrics derived from citation data. Both approaches can fail to take into account the myriad of factors that shape scholarly impact. Usage data has emerged as a promising complement to existing methods o fassessment but the formal groundwork to reliably and validly apply usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact is lacking. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded MESUR project constitutes a systematic effort to define, validate and cross-validate a range of usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact by creating a semantic model of the scholarly communication process. The constructed model will serve as the basis of a creating a large-scale semantic network that seamlessly relates citation, bibliographic and usage data from a variety of sources. A subsequent program that uses the established semantic network as a reference data set will determine the characteristics and semantics of a variety of usage-based metrics of schlolarly impact. This paper outlines the architecture and methodology adopted by the MESUR project and its future direction.

BOLLEN, JOHAN [Los Alamos National Laboratory; RODRIGUEZ, MARKO A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; VAN DE SOMPEL, HERBERT [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

413

Deep Energy Retrofit Performance Metric Comparison: Eight California Case Studies  

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In this paper we will present the results of monitored annual energy use data from eight residential Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) case studies using a variety of performance metrics. For each home, the details of the retrofits were analyzed, diagnostic tests to characterize the home were performed and the homes were monitored for total and individual end-use energy consumption for approximately one year. Annual performance in site and source energy, as well as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO{sub 2}e) emissions were determined on a per house, per person and per square foot basis to examine the sensitivity to these different metrics. All eight DERs showed consistent success in achieving substantial site energy and CO{sub 2}e reductions, but some projects achieved very little, if any source energy reduction. This problem emerged in those homes that switched from natural gas to electricity for heating and hot water, resulting in energy consumption dominated by electricity use. This demonstrates the crucial importance of selecting an appropriate metric to be used in guiding retrofit decisions. Also, due to the dynamic nature of DERs, with changes in occupancy, size, layout, and comfort, several performance metrics might be necessary to understand a projects success.

Walker, Iain; Fisher, Jeremy; Less, Brennan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

A Case Study in Developing Process Unit Energy Metrics  

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At the 2005 IETC Conference, KBC (Davis and Knight) submitted a paper on Integrating Process Unit Energy Metrics into a Plant Energy Managemenet System. For the 2006 conference, KBC wishes to submit a paper that details an actual case study where...

Davis, J. L.; Van Atta, B.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

The MCBIOS Metric: Regional Collaboration to Monitor Biotechnology's Future  

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The MCBIOS Metric: Regional Collaboration to Monitor Biotechnology's Future S. Joginipelli1,2 , M 2 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR Biotechnology is progressing rapidly biology. This presentation gives an overview of a set of future goals for biotechnology, explains the need

Berleant, Daniel

416

Critical Review of 'The Usability Metric for User Experience'  

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......metrics when used in a standard industrial usability...same information as the standard 10-item SUS? Granted...practitioners who use (and plan to continue using) the...closer alignment with the standard ISO definition of usability...I was working on this review, one of my colleagues......

James R. Lewis

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Experiences with Software Quality Metrics in the EMI middlewate  

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The EMI Quality Model has been created to define, and later review, the EMI (European Middleware Initiative) software product and process quality. A quality model is based on a set of software quality metrics and helps to set clear and measurable quality goals for software products and processes. The EMI Quality Model follows the ISO/IEC 9126 Software Engineering Product Quality to identify a set of characteristics that need to be present in the EMI software. For each software characteristic, such as portability, maintainability, compliance, etc, a set of associated metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are identified. This article presents how the EMI Quality Model and the EMI Metrics have been defined in the context of the software quality assurance activities carried out in EMI. It also describes the measurement plan and presents some of the metrics reports that have been produced for the EMI releases and updates. It also covers which tools and techniques can be used by any software project to ...

Alandes, M; Meneses, D; Pucciani, G

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Measure concentration, functional inequalities, and curvature of metric measure spaces  

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Measure concentration, functional inequalities, and curvature of metric measure spaces M. Ledoux of measure phenomenon #12;circle of ideas between analysis, geometry and probability theory concentration of measure phenomenon dimension free #12;circle of ideas between analysis, geometry and probability theory

Ledoux, Michel

419

Code design based on metric-spectrum and applications  

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We introduced nested search methods to design (n, k) block codes for arbitrary channels by optimizing an appropriate metric spectrum in each iteration. For a given k, the methods start with a good high rate code, say k/(k + 1), and successively...

Papadimitriou, Panayiotis D.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

420

METRIC PROPERTIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SETS OF THE OPPENHEIM EXPANSIONS  

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METRIC PROPERTIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SETS OF THE OPPENHEIM EXPANSIONS OVER THE FIELD OF LAURENT SERIES in a large class of Oppenheim expansions of Laurent series, including Luroth, Engel, Sylvester expansions properties fail to hold. Key Words and Phrases Oppenheim expansions, Laurent series, #12;nite #12;eld

Fan, Ai-Hua

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421

Integrating metrics in an ontological framework supporting SW-FMEA  

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The development process of safety-critical systems benefits from the early identification of failures affecting them. Several techniques have been designed in order to face this issue, among them Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). Although FMEA has ... Keywords: SW engineering, SW metrics, automated reasoning, dependability and safety, failure mode effects analysis (FMEA), ontologies

Irene Bicchierai, Giacomo Bucci, Carlo Nocentini, Enrico Vicario

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS ON METRIC SPACES AND TRANSPORT ENTROPY INEQUALITIES  

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HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS ON METRIC SPACES AND TRANSPORT ENTROPY INEQUALITIES N. GOZLAN, C. ROBERTO, P-M. SAMSON Abstract. We prove an Hopf-Lax-Oleinik formula for the solutions of some Hamilton that the log-Sobolev inequality is equivalent to an hypercontractivity property of the Hamilton-Jacobi semi

Boyer, Edmond

423

New set of metrics for the computational performance  

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New set of metrics for the computational performance of IS-ENES Earth System Models TR/CMGC/14/73 U performance of Earth System Models is developed and used for an initial performance analysis of the EC models.................................................................................................................................5 2.1 List of Participating Earth System Models

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Thermodynamics and the naked singularity in the Gamma-metric  

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We investigate a possible way of establishing a parallel between the third law of black hole mechanics, and the strong version of the third law of thermodynamics. We calculate the surface gravity and area for a naked singular null surface in the Gamma-metric and explain in what sense this behaviour violates thermodynamics.

K. Lochan; D. Malafarina; T. P. Singh

2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

425

Methods, Metrics and Motivation for a Green Computer Science Program  

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and, more recently, economically sensible [13]. "Going Green" implies reducing your energy useMethods, Metrics and Motivation for a Green Computer Science Program Mujtaba Talebi and Thomas Way are uniquely positioned to promote greater awareness of Green Computing, using the academic setting

Way, Thomas

426

Heat kernels on metric measure spaces A.Grigor'yan  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces A.Grigor'yan Lectures at Cornell Probability Summer School, July 2010 #12;2 #12;Contents 1 The notion of the heat kernel 5 1.1 Examples of heat kernels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.1 Heat kernel in Rn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.2 Heat kernels

Grigor'yan, Alexander

427

Heat kernels on metric measure spaces Alexander Grigor'yan  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces Alexander Grigor'yan Department of Mathematics University Kong April 2013 Contents 1 What is the heat kernel 2 1.1 Examples of heat kernels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2 Heat kernel in Euclidean spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.2.1 Heat

Grigor'yan, Alexander

428

Remedial Action Performed  

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General Motors Site in General Motors Site in Adrian, Michigan Department of Energy OiZce of Assistant Manager for Environmental Management Oak Ridge Operations January 2001 69 Printed on recycledhcydable paper. CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE GENERAL MOTORS SITE ADRIAN, MICHIGAN JANUARY 200 1 Prepared for United States Army Corps of Engineers Under Contract No. DACW45-98-D-0028 BY Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS FIGURES .............................................................................................................................................. TABLES ...............................................................................................................................................

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February 2007 Standards Actions  

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DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Published1 Non-Government Standards Actions 2 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 Publication Staff Roster 2

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November 2006 Standards Actions  

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Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 2 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 Publication Staff Roster 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 10-25-2006 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 23 Out for Comment - 16 Published in September - 0 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6

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November 2005 Standards Actions  

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DOE Technical DOE Technical Standards in Revision 1 DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Revisions 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association

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April 2007 Standards Actions  

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

New Projects and Technical Standards in Revision 1 DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 Technical Standards Published 2 Non-Government Standards Actions 2 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical

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April 2006 Standards Actions  

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

1 1 New Projects and Technical Standards in Revision 1 DOE Technical Standards Posted in RevCom for TSP 1 DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status

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Costs for Rescheduling Actions: A Critical Issue for Reducing the Gap between Scheduling Theory and Practice  

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Costs for Rescheduling Actions: A Critical Issue for Reducing the Gap between Scheduling Theory and Practice ... To adjust the rescheduling process to the needs of the decision-maker, rescheduling costs are included to the initial objective function. ... Moreover, these authors assumed that the smooth operation of the plant is only affected by binary decisions, such as unit reallocation, without examining the influence of a continuous penalty term or metric. ...

Georgios M. Kopanos; Elisabet Capn-Garca; Antonio Espua; Luis Puigjaner

2008-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

435

A comparison and benchmark of two electron cloud packages  

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We present results from precision simulations of the electron cloud (EC) problem in the Fermilab Main Injector using two distinct codes. These two codes are (i)POSINST, a F90 2D+ code, and (ii)VORPAL, a 2D/3D electrostatic and electromagnetic code used for self-consistent simulations of plasma and particle beam problems. A specific benchmark has been designed to demonstrate the strengths of both codes that are relevant to the EC problem in the Main Injector. As differences between results obtained from these two codes were bigger than the anticipated model uncertainties, a set of changes to the POSINST code were implemented. These changes are documented in this note. This new version of POSINST now gives EC densities that agree with those predicted by VORPAL, within {approx}20%, in the beam region. The root cause of remaining differences are most likely due to differences in the electrostatic Poisson solvers. From a software engineering perspective, these two codes are very different. We comment on the pros and cons of both approaches. The design(s) for a new EC package are briefly discussed.

Lebrun, Paul L.G.; Amundson, James F.; Spentzouris, Panagiotis G.; Veitzer, Seth A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking EUV mask inspection beyond 0.25 NA  

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The SEMATECH Berkeley Actinic Inspection Tool (AIT) is an EUV-wavelength mask inspection microscope designed for direct aerial image measurements, and pre-commercial EUV mask research. Operating on a synchrotron bending magnet beamline, the AIT uses an off-axis Fresnel zoneplate lens to project a high-magnification EUV image directly onto a CCD camera. We present the results of recent system upgrades that have improved the imaging resolution, illumination uniformity, and partial coherence. Benchmarking tests show image contrast above 75% for 100-nm mask features, and significant improvements and across the full range of measured sizes. The zoneplate lens has been replaced by an array of user-selectable zoneplates with higher magnification and NA values up to 0.0875, emulating the spatial resolution of a 0.35-NA 4 x EUV stepper. Illumination uniformity is above 90% for mask areas 2-{micro}m-wide and smaller. An angle-scanning mirror reduces the high coherence of the synchrotron beamline light source giving measured {sigma} values of approximately 0.125 at 0.0875 NA.

Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Mochi, Iacopo; Anderson, Erik H.; Rekawa, Seno B.; Kemp, Charles D.; Huh, S.; Han, H.-S.; Naulleau, P.; Gunion, R.F.

2008-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

437

Benchmarking nuclear models for Gamow-Teller response  

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A comparative study of the nuclear Gamow-Teller response (GTR) within conceptually different state-of-the-art approaches is presented. Three nuclear microscopic models are considered: (i) the recently developed charge-exchange relativistic time blocking approximation (RTBA) based on the covariant density functional theory, (ii) the shell model (SM) with an extended "jj77" model space and (iii) the non-relativistic quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA) with a Brueckner G-matrix effective interaction. We study the physics cases where two or all three of these models can be applied. The Gamow-Teller response functions are calculated for 208-Pb, 132-Sn and 78-Ni within both RTBA and QRPA. The strengths obtained for 208-Pb are compared to data that enables a firm model benchmarking. For the nucleus 132-Sn, also SM calculations are performed within the model space truncated at the level of a particle-hole (ph) coupled to vibration configurations. This allows a consistent comparison to the RTBA where ph+phonon coupling is responsible for the spreading width and considerable quenching of the GTR. Differences between the models and perspectives of their future developments are discussed.

E. Litvinova; B. A. Brown; D. -L. Fang; T. Marketin; R. G. T. Zegers

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

438

Benchmarking nuclear models for Gamow-Teller response  

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A comparative study of the nuclear Gamow-Teller response (GTR) within conceptually different state-of-the-art approaches is presented. Three nuclear microscopic models are considered: (i) the recently developed charge-exchange relativistic time blocking approximation (RTBA) based on the covariant density functional theory, (ii) the shell model (SM) with an extended "jj77" model space and (iii) the non-relativistic quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA) with a Brueckner G-matrix effective interaction. We study the physics cases where two or all three of these models can be applied. The Gamow-Teller response functions are calculated for 208-Pb, 132-Sn and 78-Ni within both RTBA and QRPA. The strengths obtained for 208-Pb are compared to data that enables a firm model benchmarking. For the nucleus 132-Sn, also SM calculations are performed within the model space truncated at the level of a particle-hole (ph) coupled to vibration configurations. This allows a consistent comparison to the RTBA where ph+ph...

Litvinova, E; Fang, D -L; Marketin, T; Zegers, R G T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Benchmarking ICRF full-wave solvers for ITER  

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Benchmarking full-wave solvers for ion-cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) simulations is performed using plasma profiles and equilibria obtained from integrated self-consistent modelling predictions of four ITER plasmas. One is for a high-performance baseline (5.3?T, 15?MA) DT H-mode. The others are for half-field, half-current plasmas of interest for the pre-activation phase with bulk plasma ion species being either hydrogen or He4. The predicted profiles are used by six full-wave solver groups to simulate the ICRF electromagnetic fields and heating, and by three of these groups to simulate the current drive. Approximate agreement is achieved by four of the solvers for the heating power partitions for the DT and He4 cases. Factor of two or more disagreements are found for the heating power partitions for the cases with second harmonic He3 heating in bulk H cases. Approximate agreement is achieved simulating the ICRF current-drive 1D profiles.

R.V. Budny; L. Berry; R. Bilato; P. Bonoli; M. Brambilla; R.J. Dumont; A. Fukuyama; R. Harvey; E.F. Jaeger; K. Indireshkumar; E. Lerche; D. McCune; C.K. Phillips; V. Vdovin; J. Wright; members of the ITPA-IOS

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

A benchmark concept for simulation in radiographic testing  

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The new standard ISO 176362:2013 NDT of welds: Radiographic testing - Part 2: X- and gamma ray techniques with digital detectors describes a complex procedure for film replacement by phosphor imaging plates and digital detector arrays. RT modeling software should consider these detector types, X-ray film, and the standard requirements for image quality. Practitioners expect the same visibility of image quality indicators (IQI) in the simulated radiographs as in the experimental exposures. The proposed benchmark test is based on the comparison of experimental radiographs taken at BAM with modeled ones of participants. The experimental setup and the determination of the equivalent penetrameter sensitivity (EPS) as described in the procedure of ASTM E 746 are used for quantitative evaluation of the achievable contrast sensitivity for step hole IQIs as considered in Annex B of ISO 176362. System classification data for Computed Radiography (CR) and film systems will be provided by BAM according to ISO 116991 for selected film systems and according to ASTM E 2446 for selected CR systems. The classification of films and digital detectors is based on the measurement of the dose response function, the basic spatial resolution (SR{sub b}) of the image, and the measured image noise, which depends on the detector efficiency, the quantum statistics, and the detector fixed pattern noise.

Ewert, U.; Deresch, A.; Bellon, C.; Jaenisch, G.-R. [Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin (Germany)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Benchmark Evaluation of Plutonium Hemispheres Reflected by Steel and Oil  

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During the period from June 1967 through September 1969 a series of critical experiments was performed at the Rocky Flats Critical Mass Laboratory with spherical and hemispherical plutonium assemblies as nested hemishells as part of a Nuclear Safety Facility Experimental Program to evaluate operational safety margins for the Rocky Flats Plant. These assemblies were both bare and fully or partially oil-reflected. Many of these experiments were subcritical with an extrapolation to critical configurations or critical at a particular oil height. Existing records reveal that 167 experiments were performed over the course of 28 months. Unfortunately, much of the data was not recorded. A reevaluation of the experiments had been summarized in a report for future experimental and computational analyses. This report examines only fifteen partially oil-reflected hemispherical assemblies. Fourteen of these assemblies also had close-fitting stainless-steel hemishell reflectors, used to determine the effective critical reflector height of oil with varying steel-reflector thickness. The experiments and their uncertainty in keff values were evaluated to determine their potential as valid criticality benchmark experiments of plutonium.

John Darrell Bess

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Benchmarking spin-state chemistry in starless core models  

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Aims. We aim to present simulated chemical abundance profiles for a variety of important species, with special attention given to spin-state chemistry, in order to provide reference results against which present and future models can be compared. Methods. We employ gas-phase and gas-grain models to investigate chemical abundances in physical conditions corresponding to starless cores. To this end, we have developed new chemical reaction sets for both gas-phase and grain-surface chemistry, including the deuterated forms of species with up to six atoms and the spin-state chemistry of light ions and of the species involved in the ammonia and water formation networks. The physical model is kept simple in order to facilitate straightforward benchmarking of other models against the results of this paper. Results. We find that the ortho/para ratios of ammonia and water are similar in both gas-phase and gas-grain models, at late times in particular, implying that the ratios are determined by gas-phase processes. We d...

Sipil, O; Harju, J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Sustainability Action Plan  

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.......................................................................... 8 Action Steps for Sustainability Education, Culture, and Leadership CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Sustainability Action Plan Submitted by the President's Commission on Sustainability, August 1, 2011 Version 1.0.9 #12; 1 Table of Contents President

Duchowski, Andrew T.

444

Vectorization on Monte Carlo particle transport: an architectural study using the LANL benchmark GAMTEB  

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Fully vectorized versions of the Los Alamos National Laboratory benchmark code Gamteb, a Monte Carlo photon transport algorithm, were developed for the Cyber 205/ETA-10 and Cray X-MP/Y-MP architectures. Single-processor performance measurements ...

P. J. Burns; M. Christon; R. Schweitzer; O. M. Lubeck; H. J. Wasserman

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

CBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Benchmark Revisions Add Employment to Nevada  

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Statistics. The Nevada Coincident EmploymentCBER-DETR Nevada Coincident and Leading Employment Indexes1 Benchmark Revisions Add Employment to Nevada The Nevada Coincident Employment Index measures the ups and downs of the Nevada economy using

Ahmad, Sajjad

446

Stiffness-Mass Ratios Method for a baseline determination and damage assessment of a benchmark structure  

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Superior de Ingenieria y Arquitectura Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Luciana Barroso A new method based on ratios between stiffness and mass values from the eigenvalue problem is introduced and applied to the benchmark suucture to obtain baseline modal...

Rocha, Ramses Rodriguez

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Transcript of March 28, 2013, TAP webinar titled Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) transcript of a TAP webinar held on March 28, 2013 and dealing with internal benchmarking outreach and data collection techniques.

448

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

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

Omer Tugrul Karaguzel; Khee Poh Lam

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Energy consumption characterization as an input to building management and performance benchmarking - a case study PPT  

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performance characterization of each of its buildings, looking specifically at the typology of canteen. Developing building energy performance benchmarking systems enables the comparison of actual consumption of individual buildings against others of the same...

Bernardo, H.; Neves, L.; Oliveira, F.; Quintal, E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Benchmarking EV and HEV Technologies  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about benchmarking EV...

451

The Activities of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP)  

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The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the United States Department of Energy. The ICSBEP became an official activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in 1995. Representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Israel are now participating. The purpose of the ICSBEP is to identify, evaluate, verify, and formally document a comprehensive and internationally peer-reviewed set of criticality safety benchmark data. The work of the ICSBEP is published as an OECD handbook entitled International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. The 2001 Edition of the Handbook contains benchmark specifications for 2642 critical or subcritical configurations that are intended for use in validation efforts and for testing basic nuclear data.

Briggs, Joseph Blair

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Benchmarking ENDF/B-VII.1, JENDL-4.0 and JEFF-3.1  

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Three nuclear data libraries have been tested extensively using criticality safety benchmark calculations. The three libraries are the new release of the US library ENDF/B-VII.1 (2011), the new release of the Japanese library JENDL-4.0 (2011), and the OECD/NEA library JEFF-3.1 (2006). All calculations were performed with the continuous-energy Monte Carlo code MCNP (version 4C3, as well as version 6-beta1). Around 2000 benchmark cases from the International Handbook of Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP) were used. The results were analyzed per ICSBEP category, and per element. Overall, the three libraries show similar performance on most criticality safety benchmarks. The largest differences are probably caused by elements such as Be, C, Fe, Zr, W. (authors)

Van Der Marck, S. C. [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG, P.O. Box 25, 1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Benchmarking of Advanced HEVs and PHEVs over a Wide Range...  

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of the year 6 FY08 Wide Temperature Range Benchmarking > PHEV's On road Testing of PHEV Conversions (Prius and Escape) - On Road evaluation at Argonne (ANL City Cycle) * Hymotion...

454

Metrics for the cost of proprietary information exchange languages in intelligent systems  

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The increasing number of intelligent software components is accompanied by an increasing number of proprietary information exchange languages between components. One of the challenges for the smart technology worker is to achieve intelligent system component ... Keywords: information, information exchange languages, information exchange standards, intelligent system components, intelligent systems, interoperability, interoperability cost metrics, interoperability costs, interoperability metrics, interoperability risk metrics, metrics, proprietary exchange languages, return on investment, standard languages, standards

John Horst; Nathan Hartman; George Wong

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Weinholds metric geometry and the second law of thermodynamics  

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Contrary to Gilmores assertion, Weinholds metric is compatible with the second law of thermodynamics.

K. Horn

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Environmental Assessment - Proposed Actions  

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availability of Waste availability of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facilities and infrastructure to scientists who wish to conduct experiments there. DOE would allow these experiments if they can be conducted without interfering with the WIPP's primary transuranic waste disposal mission and if they reflect contemporary budget priorities. This fact sheet presents questions and answers about the proposed action and its alternative. The deep geologic repository at the WIPP could provide a favorable environment for exper- iments in many scientific disciplines, including particle astrophysics, waste repository sci- ence, mining technology, low radiation dose physics, fissile materials accountability and transparency, and deep geophysics. Los Alamos National Laboratory has been conducting

457

Standards Actions, February 2004  

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1 1 DOE Technical Standards Recently Sent for Coordination 1 DOE Technical Standards Recently Published 1 Non-Government Standards 2 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 5 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 6 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 11 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 12 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 01-23-2004 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 36 Out for Comment - 23 Published in January - 3 5-year Review Status Revision in Progress - 13 Reaffirmation in Progress - 26 Cancellation Pending - 1 Cancellation in Progress - 3 No Current Action - 0 Inside This Visit the Technical Standards Program

458

Remedial Action Performed  

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Baker and Williams Baker and Williams Warehouses Site in New York, New York, 7997 - 7993 Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office November 7 995 CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE BAKER AND WILLIAMS WAREHOUSES SITE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 1991-1993 NOVEMBER 1995 Prepared for United States Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC05-910R21949 BY Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 __ CONTENTS .- ~_- _- ..- ^_ FIGURES . ...,.,.....,,........,,.,_.....,.,.,.__,....,,,,, v TABLES ,.,__...,,....,..._._..,,,,_._...,.,.,,.,,,..._,,,, vi ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..v~

459

Remedial Action Performed  

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' ' at the C. H. Schnoor Site, Springdale, Pennsylvania, in 1 994 Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office November 1996 CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE C. H. SCHNOOR SITE SPRINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, IN 1994 NOVEMBER 1996 prep&ed for United States Department of ~nergy Oak Ridge Operations Off= r Under Contract No. DE-AC05-910R21949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. '14501 CONTENTS FIGURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v TABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi UNITS OF MEASURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

460

July 2005 Standards Actions  

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DOE Technical Standards in Reaffirmation 1 DOE Technical Standards Change Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Recently Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 2 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 06-28-2005 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 21 Out for Comment - 10 Published in June - 2 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-6 Revision in Progress-3

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461

April 2011 Standards Actions  

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3009 3009 Revision * DOE Standard 1066 Revision * New DOE Standards Projects * Incidents of Security Concern Technical Standard * Explosives Safety * Operations Assessment Field Handbook * Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources Program * Occurrence Reporting Causal Analysis Guide * Nuclear Safety-Related Standards Activity INSIDE THIS ISSUE April 2011 Standards Actions Technical Standards Program Newsletter www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ DOE Standard 3009 Revision The Office of Nuclear Safety Policy and Assistance (HS-21), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted workshops in January and March to support a major revision of Department of Energy (DOE) Standard 3009, Preparation Guide for U.S. Department of Energy Nonreactor

462

August 2007 Standards Actions  

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Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 Publication Staff Roster 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 07-27-2007 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 27 Out for Comment - 24 Published in June - 0 5-year Review status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6 Proposed for Reaffirmation-1 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellations Pending-9 Cancellations in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at

463

October 2007 Standards Actions  

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Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 Publication Staff Roster 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 09-27-2007 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 26 Out for Comment - 27 Published in September - 0 5-year Review status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6 Proposed for Reaffirmation-1 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellations Pending-9 Cancellations in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site at

464

Strategic Action Plan  

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Utility Program Strategic Action Plan David McAndrew Background * Result of FUPWG Fall 2006 Meeting * Responds to challenge issued FEMP's Director * Based on the feedback from the FUPWG Fall working group session * Will require FUPWG member active participation for success FEMP Challenge * Accelerate project planning and implementation * Double current project investment levels * Double the number of utilities offering UESCs * Enhance the partnerships between utilities and agencies * Maximize the use, by agencies, of additional services offered by utilities to meet the government's goals for EERE Fall FUPWG Working Session Questions * How can we double the level of project investment from its current level

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Remedial Action Performed  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Alba Craft Laboratory and Alba Craft Laboratory and Vicinity Properties Site in Oxford, Ohio C Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office January 1997 $$@T Op% 3 @!B . i~d!l Ab Printed on recycled/recyclable paper. CERTIFICATION DOCKET FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE FORMER ALBA CRAFT LABORATORY AND VICINITY PROPERTIES SITE IN OXFORD, OHIO JANUARY 1997 Prepared for United States Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC0591 OR2 1949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS Page FIGURES .............................................................................................................................................. v TABLES.. .............................................................................................................................................. vi

466

April 2005 Standards Actions  

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Notices 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 1 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 1 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 3-28-2005 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 25 Out for Comment - 11 Published in March - 0 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-6 Revisions in Progress-4 Proposed for Reaffirmation-3 Reaffirmations in Progress-24 Cancellations Pending-11 Cancellations in Progress-0 Inside This Issue Visit the Technical Standards

467

Remedial Action Performed  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Aliquippa Forge Site Aliquippa Forge Site in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Department of Energy Former Sites Restoration Division Oak Ridge Operations Office November 1996 CERTIFICATION DOCKE.~ FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION PERFORMED AT THE ALIQUIPPA FORGE SITE IN ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA NOVEMBER 1996 Prepared for . UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Oak Ridge Operations Office Under Contract No. DE-AC05-9 1 OR2 1949 Bechtel National, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee Bechtel Job No. 14501 CONTENTS Page FIGURES v . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TABLES vii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii UNITSOFMEASURE ix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTRODUCTION xi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

468

August 2006 Standards Actions  

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Notices 1 DOE Technical Standards Published 1 Non-Government Standards Actions 2 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 2 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2 ASTM International 2 American Nuclear Society (ANS) 2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2 DOE Technical Standards Program Document Status 07-26-2006 Activity Summary In Conversion - 4 In Preparation - 22 Out for Comment - 16 Published in July - 2 5-year Review Status Proposed for Revision-5 Revision in Progress-6 Proposed for reaffirmation-1 Reaffirmation in Progress-21 Cancellation Pending-9 Cancellation in Progress-0

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Report of the LANL Fellows Committee on Metrics for the Technical/Business Interface  

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the Fellows, Marc Clay, TSMs', line management and reviewed other approaches to metrics such as those used from the LANL Director Dr. Mike Anastasio "Metrics for the Business-Science Interface. I appreciate your help in the development of metrics for science and technology excellence at the Laboratory

470

Energy Metrics for Power Efficient Crosslink and Mesh Topologies Inna Vaisband, Eby G. Friedman  

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described. Metrics to determine the most energy efficient non-tree topology are provided based on closed are also provided to compare the energy characteristics of non-tree topologies. The metrics and designEnergy Metrics for Power Efficient Crosslink and Mesh Topologies Inna Vaisband, Eby G. Friedman

Ginosar, Ran

471

Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume Alexander Grigor'yan  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume growth Alexander Grigor'yan Department In this survey we study heat kernel estimates of self-similar type on metric mea- sure spaces with regular volume and phrases. Heat kernel, metric measure space, maximum principle, heat semigroup Contents 1 Introduction 2 1

Grigor'yan, Alexander

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume Alexander Grigor'yan #  

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Heat kernels on metric measure spaces with regular volume growth Alexander Grigor'yan # Department In this survey we study heat kernel estimates of self­similar type on metric mea­ sure spaces with regular volume and phrases. Heat kernel, metric measure space, maximum principle, heat semigroup Contents 1 Introduction 2 1

Grigor'yan, Alexander

473

An Investigation into the Validity of Some Metrics for Automatically Evaluating Natural  

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of computer-generated weather forecasts. Our results suggest that, at least in this domain, metrics mayAn Investigation into the Validity of Some Metrics for Automatically Evaluating Natural Language interest in using automatically computed corpus-based evaluation metrics to evaluate Natural Language

474

COMET solutions to whole core CANDU-6 benchmark problems  

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In this paper, the coarse mesh transport code COMET is used to solve CANDU-6 benchmark problems in two and three dimensional geometry. These problems are representative of a simplified quarter core reactor model. The COMET solutions, the core eigenvalue and the fuel pin fission density distribution, are compared to those from the Monte Carlo code MCNP using two-group cross sections. COMET decomposes the core volume into a set of non-overlapping sub-volumes (coarse meshes) and uses pre-computed heterogeneous response functions that are constructed using Legendre polynomials as boundary conditions to generate a user selected whole core solution (e.g., the core eigenvalue and fuel pin fission density distribution). These response functions are pre-computed by performing fixed source calculations with a modified version of MCNP in only the unique coarse meshes in the core. Reference solutions are calculated by MCNP5 with a two-group energy library generated with the HELIOS lattice code. In the 2-D problem, the angular current on the coarse mesh interfaces in COMET is expanded to 2. order in both spatial and angular variables. The COMET eigenvalue error is 0.09%. The corresponding average error in the fission density over all 3515 fuel pins is 0.5%. The maximum error observed is 2.0%. For the 3-D case, with 4. order expansion in space and azimuthal angle and 2. order expansion in the cosine of the polar angle, the eigenvalue differs from the reference solution by 0.05%. The average fission density error over the 42180 fuel pins is 0.7% with a maximum error of 3.3%. (authors)

Forget, B.; Rahnema, F. [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering / Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Custom Reporting: Full List of Available Information and Metrics  

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Custom Reporting: Custom Reporting: Full List of Available Information and Metrics Cost Performance Metrics Units Energy Cost Dollars Energy Cost Intensity Dollars National Median Energy Cost Dollars Total Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Indoor Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Indoor Water Cost Intensity (All Water Types) Dollars/ft2 Outdoor Water Cost (All Water Types) Dollars Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulatve Dollars Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulatve Dollars/ft2 Water/Wastewater Investment in Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/GPD Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/ft2 Water/Wastewater Estimated Savings from Energy Projects, Cumulative Dollars/GPD Electricity (Grid Purchase) Cost Dollars

476

Context-based metrics for evaluating changes to web pages  

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and content by: Frank Shipman (Chair of Committee) Marietta Tretter (Member) Richard Furuta (Member) Valerie E. Taylor (Head of Department) December 2003 Major Subject: Computer Science iii ABSTRACT... Context-Based Metrics for Evaluating Changes to Web Pages. (December 2003) Suvendu Kumar Dash, B.E., Sambalpur University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Frank Shipman The web provides a lot of fluid information but this information changes, moves...

Dash, Suvendu Kumar

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the Wasserstein metric to seismic signals  

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Seismic signals are typically compared using travel time difference or $L_2$ difference. We propose the Wasserstein metric as an alternative measure of fidelity or misfit in seismology. It exhibits properties from both of the traditional measures mentioned above. The numerical computation is based on the recent development of fast numerical methods for the Monge-Ampere equation and optimal transport. Applications to waveform inversion and registration are discussed and simple numerical examples are presented.

Bjorn Engquist; Brittany D. Froese

2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

478

On the electromagnetic constitutive laws that are equivalent to spacetime metrics  

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The raising of both indices in the components of the Minkowski electromagnetic field strength 2-form to give the components of the electromagnetic excitation bivector field can be regarded as being equivalent to an electromagnetic constitutive law, as well as being defined by the components of the spacetime metric. This notion is clarified, and the nature of the equivalent dielectric tensors and magnetic permeability tensors that are defined by some common spacetime metrics is discussed. The relationship of the basic construction to effective metrics is discussed, and, in particular, the fact that this effective metric is more general than the Gordon metric.

D. H. Delphenich

2014-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit...  

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Plan for Corrective Action Unit 541: Small Boy Nevada National Security Site and Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Matthews, Patrick...

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Standards Actions - August 2000  

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Standards Standards Technical Standards Program Document Status (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) Activity Summary In Conversion – 4 In Preparation – 32 Out for Comment – 15 Published this Month – 1 5-year Reviews Revisions in Progress – 3 Reaffirmations in Progress – 0 Supersedures in Progress – 6 Cancellations Pending – 8 Cancellations in Progress – 2 No Current Action – 35 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site: http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/ DOE Technical Standards Project Initiated If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the development of this standard, please contact the person listed below. Complete listings of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status are given in the Web Site referenced at the bottom of this page. To access these

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February 2013 Standards Actions  

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3 3 Standards Actions Technical Standards Program Newsletter U . S . D E PA R T M E N T O F O ffi ce O f nuclear SaFety ENERGY inSide thiS iSSue * Featured DOE Technical Standards Activities * DOE Technical Standards Cost- Savings and Access Improvement Initiative * Domestic and International Nuclear Energy Voluntary Consensus Standards Needs * Nuclear Safety- Related Standards Activity Featured dOe technical StandardS activitieS DOE Technical Standards Cost-Savings and Access Improvement Initiative By Helen Todosow, Brookhaven National Laboratory The Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Standards Managers (TSM) are actively exploring ways to save the government and tax payers' money while at the same time significantly improving efficiencies in access and use of voluntary consensus

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Standards Actions, April 2000  

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Canceled Canceled The following DOE Technical Standards projects were recently canceled. If you have any questions about this action, please contact the persons listed below. • Accelerated Learning - A Systematic Approach, Project Number 6910-0061; Eula Baldwin, EH-31; 208-526-9472, egb@inel.gov. The need for this document no longer exists. • Environmental Safety and Health Configuration Guide, Project Number FACR-0013; Chan- dra S. Majumdar, EM-23; 301-903-7904, Fax 301-903-4423, Chandra.Majumdar @em.doe.gov. The need for a DOE Technical Standard on this matter no longer exists. • Occupational Safety and Health Handbook, Project Number HFAC-0011; Terry Krietz, EH-51; 301-903-6456, Fax 301-903-2239, Terry.Krietz@hq.doe.gov. The need for this document no longer exists.

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Standards Actions - May 2000  

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Project Canceled Project Canceled The following DOE Technical Standards project was recently canceled. If you have any questions about this action, please contact the person listed below. • Equipment Qualification Program for DOE-Owned Nuclear Facilities and Operations, Project Number FACR-0012; Samuel Rosenbloom, EH-31; 301-903-5749, Fax 301-903- 8693, Samuel.Rosenbloom@eh.doe.gov. The need for this document no longer ex- ists. DOE Technical Standards Recently Published The following DOE Technical Standard has recently been published: • DOE-STD-1063-2000, Facility Representatives, March 2000. This document updates and supersedes DOE-STD-1063-97, October 1997. DOE employees and DOE contractors may obtain copies from the ES&H Technical Infor- mation Services, U.S. Department of Energy; 1-800-473-4375, Fax 301-903-9823.

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Description of Proposed Action  

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Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad Field Office RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION 1 Description of Proposed Action Performance of a three-dimensional seismic survey line on approximately 2,409 acres contained within the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area as part of a larger survey to determine whether hydrocarbons are present in the region in quantities that warrant extraction and development. Number and Title of Applicable Categorical Exclusion B3.1 Site Characterization/Environmental Monitoring Activities covered by this Categorical Exclusion include, but are not limited to, site characterization and environmental monitoring under CERCLA and RCRA. Specific activities include, but are not limited to: (a) Geological, geophysical (such as gravity, magnetic, electrical, seismic, and radar), geochemical, and

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Standards Actions - January 2000  

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Projects Initiated Projects Initiated The following DOE Technical Standards projects were recently initiated. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the development of these stan- dards, please contact the per- sons listed below. • Establishing and Maintaining a Facility Representative Pro- gram at DOE Facilities , Project Number MGMT-0003 (revision of DOE-STD-1063-97); David Compton, S-3.1, 202-586-1034, Fax 202-586-3472, David .Compton@hq.doe.gov. • Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Process, Project Number SAFT- 0074 (Revision of DOE-STD- 3015-97); Helmut Filacchione, DP-21, 301-903-7519, Fax 301- 903-8628, Helmut.Filacchione @hq.doe.gov. DOE Technical Standards Project Canceled The following DOE Technical Standards project was recently can- celed. If you have any questions about this action, please contact

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January 2012 Standards Actions  

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* DOE Conduct of Operations Standards Revisions * New DOE Standards Projects * DOE Handbook of Operational Safety and Analysis Techniques * Nuclear Safety- Related Standards Activity INSIDE THIS ISSUE January 2012 Standards Actions Technical Standards Program Newsletter www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ DOE Conduct of Operations Standards Revisions In the early 1990s, the Department of Energy (DOE) developed 17 technical standards to support DOE Order 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. The standards (STDs), listed below, provided examples, good practices, and expanded explanations of the topics in each chapter of the Order. In June 2010, the Order was revised and issued as DOE Order 422.1, Conduct of Operations. The

487

Guam Energy Action Plan  

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Describes the four near-term strategies selected by the Guam Energy Task Force during action planning workshops conducted in March 2013, and outlines the steps being taken to implement those strategies. Each strategy addresses one of the energy sectors identified in the earlier Guam strategic energy plan as being an essential component of diversifying Guam's fuel sources and reducing fossil energy consumption 20% by 2020. The four energy strategies selected are: (1) expanding public outreach on energy efficiency and conservation, (2) establishing a demand-side management revolving loan program, (3) exploring waste-to-energy options, and (4) influencing the transportation sector via anti-idling legislation, vehicle registration fees, and electric vehicles.

Conrad, M. D.; Ness, J. E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Standards Actions - August 2000  

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Standards Standards Technical Standards Program Document Status (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) (2000-07-31) Activity Summary In Conversion – 4 In Preparation – 32 Out for Comment – 15 Published this Month – 1 5-year Reviews Revisions in Progress – 3 Reaffirmations in Progress – 0 Supersedures in Progress – 6 Cancellations Pending – 8 Cancellations in Progress – 2 No Current Action – 35 Visit the Technical Standards Program Web Site: http://tis.eh.doe.gov/techstds/ DOE Technical Standards Project Initiated If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the development of this standard, please contact the person listed below. Complete listings of all DOE Technical Standards projects and their status are given in the Web Site referenced at the bottom of this page. To access these

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Toxicological benchmarks for potential contaminants of concern for effects on soil and litter invertebrates and heterotrophic process  

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An important step in ecological risk assessments is screening the chemicals occur-ring on a site for contaminants of potential concern. Screening may be accomplished by comparing reported ambient concentrations to a set of toxicological benchmarks. Multiple endpoints for assessing risks posed by soil-borne contaminants to organisms directly impacted by them have been established. This report presents benchmarks for soil invertebrates and microbial processes and addresses only chemicals found at United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites. No benchmarks for pesticides are presented. After discussing methods, this report presents the results of the literature review and benchmark derivation for toxicity to earthworms (Sect. 3), heterotrophic microbes and their processes (Sect. 4), and other invertebrates (Sect. 5). The final sections compare the benchmarks to other criteria and background and draw conclusions concerning the utility of the benchmarks.

Will, M.E.; Suter, G.W. II

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking analytical calculations of proton doses in heterogeneous matter  

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A proton dose computational algorithm, performing an analytical superposition of infinitely narrow proton beamlets (ASPB) is introduced. The algorithm uses the standard pencil beam technique of laterally distributing the central axis broad beam doses according to the Moliere scattering theory extended to slablike varying density media. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of our computational tool by comparing it with experimental and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation data as benchmarks. In the tests, parallel wide beams of protons were scattered in water phantoms containing embedded air and bone materials with simple geometrical forms and spatial dimensions of a few centimeters. For homogeneous water and bone phantoms, the proton doses we calculated with the ASPB algorithm were found very comparable to experimental and MC data. For layered bone slab inhomogeneity in water, the comparison between our analytical calculation and the MC simulation showed reasonable agreement, even when the inhomogeneity was placed at the Bragg peak depth. There also was reasonable agreement for the parallelepiped bone block inhomogeneity placed at various depths, except for cases in which the bone was located in the region of the Bragg peak, when discrepancies were as large as more than 10%. When the inhomogeneity was in the form of abutting air-bone slabs, discrepancies of as much as 8% occurred in the lateral dose profiles on the air cavity side of the phantom. Additionally, the analytical depth-dose calculations disagreed with the MC calculations within 3% of the Bragg peak dose, at the entry and midway depths in the phantom. The distal depth-dose 20%-80% fall-off widths and ranges calculated with our algorithm and the MC simulation were generally within 0.1 cm of agreement. The analytical lateral-dose profile calculations showed smaller (by less than 0.1 cm) 20%-80% penumbra widths and shorter fall-off tails than did those calculated by the MC simulations. Overall, this work validates the usefulness of our ASPB algorithm as a reasonably fast and accurate tool for quality assurance in planning wide beam proton therapy treatment of clinical sites either composed of homogeneous materials or containing laterally extended inhomogeneities that are comparable in density and located away from the Bragg peak depths.

Ciangaru, George; Polf, Jerimy C.; Bues, Martin; Smith, Alfred R. [Proton Therapy Facility, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects  

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Buildings rarely perform as intended, resulting in energy use that is higher than anticipated. Building commissioning has emerged as a strategy for remedying this problem in non-residential buildings. Complementing traditional hardware-based energy savings strategies, commissioning is a 'soft' process of verifying performance and design intent and correcting deficiencies. Through an evaluation of a series of field projects, this report explores the efficacy of an emerging refinement of this practice, known as monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx). MBCx can also be thought of as monitoring-enhanced building operation that incorporates three components: (1) Permanent energy information systems (EIS) and diagnostic tools at the whole-building and sub-system level; (2) Retro-commissioning based on the information from these tools and savings accounting emphasizing measurement as opposed to estimation or assumptions; and (3) On-going commissioning to ensure efficient building operations and measurement-based savings accounting. MBCx is thus a measurement-based paradigm which affords improved risk-management by identifying problems and opportunities that are missed with periodic commissioning. The analysis presented in this report is based on in-depth benchmarking of a portfolio of MBCx energy savings for 24 buildings located throughout the University of California and California State University systems. In the course of the analysis, we developed a quality-control/quality-assurance process for gathering and evaluating raw data from project sites and then selected a number of metrics to use for project benchmarking and evaluation, including appropriate normalizations for weather and climate, accounting for variations in central plant performance, and consideration of differences in building types. We performed a cost-benefit analysis of the resulting dataset, and provided comparisons to projects from a larger commissioning 'Meta-analysis' database. A total of 1120 deficiency-intervention combinations were identified in the course of commissioning the projects described in this report. The most common location of deficiencies was in HVAC equipment (65% of sites), followed by air-handling and distributions systems (59%), cooling plant (29%), heating plants (24%), and terminal units (24%). The most common interventions were adjusting setpoints, modifying sequences of operations, calibration, and various mechanical fixes (each done in about two-thirds of the sites). The normalized rate of occurrence of deficiencies and corresponding interventions ranged from about 0.1/100ksf to 10/100ksf, depending on the issue. From these interventions flowed significant and highly cost-effective energy savings For the MBCx cohort, source energy savings of 22 kBTU/sf-year (10%) were achieved, with a range of 2% to 25%. Median electricity savings were 1.9 kWh/sf-year (9%), with a range of 1% to 17%. Peak electrical demand savings were 0.2 W/sf-year (4%), with a range of 3% to 11%. The aggregate commissioning cost for the 24 projects was $2.9 million. We observed a range of normalized costs from $0.37 to 1.62/sf, with a median value of $1.00/sf for buildings that implemented MBCx projects. Per the program design, monitoring costs as a percentage of total costs are significantly higher in MBCx projects (median value 40%) than typical commissioning projects included in the Meta-analysis (median value of 2% in the commissioning database). Half of the projects were in buildings containing complex and energy-intensive laboratory space, with higher associated costs. Median energy cost savings were $0.25/sf-year, for a median simple payback time of 2.5 years. Significant and cost-effective energy savings were thus obtained. The greatest absolute energy savings and shortest payback times were achieved in laboratory-type facilities. While impacts varied from project to project, on a portfolio basis we find MBCx to be a highly cost-effective means of obtaining significant program-level energy savings across a variety of building types. Energy savings are ex

Mills, Evan; Mathew, Paul

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethics to guide environmental action  

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Ethics to guide environmental action ... "Environmental Ethics: Choices for Concerned Citizens" is advertised as "a timely guide" for persons wanting "a balanced yet ecologically conscious life-style." ...

1980-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects  

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such as existing building benchmark data) ? Modeling newof returnanalysis ? Modeling for building types across aenergy savings modeling whole-?building energy

Sanders, Mark D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking local public libraries using non-parametric frontier methods: A case study of Flanders  

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Abstract Being faced with significant budget cuts and continual pressure to do more with less, issues of efficiency and effectiveness became a priority for local governments in most countries. In this context, benchmarking is widely acknowledged as a powerful tool for local performance management and for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of local service delivery. Performance benchmarking exercises are regularly carried out using ratio analysis, by comparing single indicators. Since this approach offers only limited assessments in absolute terms, it is difficult for decision-makers to track and improve overall performance. Therefore, the use of non-parametric frontier methods, namely free disposal hull (FDH) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) is presented as an alternative technique for benchmarking the performance of organizations in relative terms. The potential applications and strengths of these non-parametric frontier methods for benchmarking the efficiency of local public services are highlighted by applying FDH and DEA techniques to the local public libraries in Flanders. Incorporating all possible paths of expansion both in space and in time enables a focus on sustainability within efficiency benchmarking.

Jesse Stroobants; Geert Bouckaert

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing benchmark data from the ANL-ZPR diagnostic cores program  

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The support of the criticality safety community is allowing the production of benchmark descriptions of several assemblies from the ZPR Diagnostic Cores Program. The assemblies have high sensitivities to nuclear data for a few isotopes. This can highlight limitations in nuclear data for selected nuclides or in standard methods used to treat these data. The present work extends the use of the simplified model of the U9 benchmark assembly beyond the validation of k{sub eff}. Further simplifications have been made to produce a data testing benchmark in the style of the standard CSEWG benchmark specifications. Calculations for this data testing benchmark are compared to results obtained with more detailed models and methods to determine their biases. These biases or corrections factors can then be applied in the use of the less refined methods and models. Data testing results using Versions IV, V, and VI of the ENDF/B nuclear data are presented for k{sub eff}, f{sup 28}/f{sup 25}, c{sup 28}/f{sup 25}, and {beta}{sub eff}. These limited results demonstrate the importance of studying other integral parameters in addition to k{sub eff} in trying to improve nuclear data and methods and the importance of accounting for methods and/or modeling biases when using data testing results to infer the quality of the nuclear data files.

Schaefer, R. W.; McKnight, R. D.

2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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FTCP FY09 Operational Plan GOAL 2 Objectives and Actions  

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Federal Technical Capability Program Federal Technical Capability Program FY 2009 Operational Plan Preserve and Enhance Technical Capability Action Plan F F E E D D E E R R A A L L T T E E C C H H N N I I C C A A L L C C A A P P A A B B I I L L I I T T Y Y P P R R O O G G R R A A M M F F Y Y 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 9 O O P P E E R R A A T T I I O O N N A A L L P P L L A A N N GOAL 2: Preserve and Enhance Technical Capability * Champions: Dave Chaney, NNSA Service Center and Larry Kelly, Oak Ridge Office Objectives/Actions Identify Resource and Organizational Structure Needs to Improve Qualification Consistency and Transportability * Champion: Allen Tate, SSO * Determine appropriate resource levels * Determine effective organizational structure Establish an Effective Mid-Level Recruitment Program * Champions:Sean Clayton, HQ HC-13 and Barry Weaver, ETS * Benchmark existing programs

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NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada  

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NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division NASA BENCHMARKS SAFETY FUNCTIONS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Management should be proactive in addressing safety-related issues. Management should have an established system to provide a ranking of safety considerations founded upon risk-based priorities. Criteria: A system is in place to provide a ranking of safety considerations founded upon risk-based priorities. (DOE/EH-0135) Procedures clearly define management's responsibility for safety-related decisions and provide for the escalation of matters in an appropriate time frame. (DOE/EH-0135)Management promotes safety programs and the organization's

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Get started with the benchmarking starter kit | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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Get started with the benchmarking starter kit Get started with the benchmarking starter kit Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager The new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager How Portfolio Manager helps you save The benchmarking starter kit Identify your property type Enter data into Portfolio Manager The data quality checker

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Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU  

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Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects Title Monitoring Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-1972E Year of Publication 2009 Authors Mills, Evan, and Paul A. Mathew Call Number LBNL-1972E Abstract HVAC systems that are designed without properly accounting for equipment load variation across laboratory spaces in a facility can significantly increase simultaneous heating and cooling, particularly for systems that use zone reheat for temperature control. This best practice guide describes the problem of simultaneous heating and cooling resulting from load variations, and presents several technological and design process strategies to minimize it.

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DICE: Database for the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Program Handbook  

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The 2002 edition of the 'International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments' (ICSBEP Handbook) spans more than 26 000 pages and contains 330 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 2881 critical or near-critical configurations. With such a large content, it became evident that the users needed more than a broad and qualitative classification of experiments to make efficient use of the ICSBEP Handbook. This paper describes the features of Database for the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (DICE), which is a database for the ICSBEP Handbook. The DICE program contains a relational database loaded with selected information from each configuration and a users' interface that enables one to query the database and to extract specific parameters. Summary descriptions of each experimental configuration can also be obtained. In addition, plotting capabilities provide the means of comparing neutron spectra and sensitivity coefficients for a set of configurations.

Nouri, Ali [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (France); Nagel, Pierre [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (France); Briggs, J. Blair [Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (United States); Ivanova, Tatiana [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (Russian Federation)

2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z